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2 puzzles by Gerry Wildenberg
with Will Shortz comments

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Gerry Wildenberg
Tue 4/21/2015
GPASUPPERLEO
AIREDMACROEXC
SATURDAYSABBATH
IRAISESONAR
SESAMESEEDLINE
MOTTSTREPENTS
UNECLAMOR
SIMPLESIMON
CDRATEAPU
CASHIEROUTGUN
ALTISOLIDSOUTH
ELANDEMOTER
SURGESUPPRESSOR
ADEMUSEENIKON
REDSNARLNIPS

To me, GPA'S is a fine entry, since the letters are spoken, and it's a common term besides. For the record, I'm less enthused about abbreviations that are only written — like JCT or APPT.

SPAS/SAS was OK, but a little bland. I think GPA'S/GAS has more pizzazz. Personal taste, of course.

Tue 9/23/2014
SOBEGALASYSER
PLOWATOLLALDO
EDGEMAGDAYOGA
NLERSRIATAAAR
DIYAKINSSUNRA
ENIGMAHONEST
RENOSIMMERS
GOLDNUGGETS
SOANDSOOLAF
STREWNASWIRL
ERASEBLATSPLO
PUNDREAMEASES
IDLEOGDENLLDS
AGONCOLBYLOGE
SEWSSTEAMSPED

Like almost all puzzles that contain triply-checked letters, like the shaded ones here, this puzzle includes some vocabulary that is not as crisp or clean as in puzzles with regular checking. That's just the nature of the beast. I thought this puzzle's theme was cool enough to justify the AAR, the LLD'S, the SSE, the ENS, etc. The grid really doesn't have anything awful, and overall it's about as clean as it can be given the constraints.