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1 puzzle by Eric Sydney Phillips
with Will Shortz comments

TotalDebutCollabs
19/29/20140
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ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
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Eric Sydney Phillips
Mon 9/29/2014
MPHAGHASTSIBS
SERLOITERJAMIE
NAHIKNEWYOUWHEN
BLAHADAALLTOLD
CELEBRITYDIO
DRATESMENAB
STEELARGUEMIRE
HUMBLEBEGINNINGS
EBAYLEASTOREOS
PANITLLGUAM
SROMAKESGOOD
CLIPARTANOENZO
HOMETOWNHEROTAP
APACEICEAGEHRE
PECKNODDEDSKY

I made two small grid changes in Eric's fine puzzle today. He had CREEL, a fishing basket, at 34A. It's a hardish word. I wouldn't have minded it, actually, even for a Monday, but my 22-year-old assistant, Joel, was not familiar with H. R. HALDEMAN, which intersected it. He suggested STEEL instead, and I agreed. No one should have trouble now.

Another issue was the constructor's answer TEN-K at 67A. That could have been tricky for beginners, as the number in the race name is usually rendered in digits and the hyphen is unexpected. Of course, not everything in a Monday puzzle has to be easy, as long as the crossings are fair. I don't want to baby everyone. But all in all PECK seemed like a better choice.