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Grant Thackray author page

11 puzzles by Grant Thackray
with Will Shortz comments

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Grant Thackray
Sat 9/17/2022
THERAMFARMS
WHEREDIDIPARK
THESANDSOFTIME
REAMSTESLAMEW
ANTEPENALFITS
CDSBIRDCAGE
YONDERAURORA
NEURALESTATE
WETTIGITLLDO
THETANGOADO
GIFSCAPONSNIP
ONEGOFERPETES
AUDIOVISUALAID
LITTLERASCALS
STOODETHANE
Wed 2/9/2022
JELLYFISHCMON
EIEIOECTOHIVE
FRONDBEETSALAD
FESTERDETAIL
ELECTRICEEL
ARALSHEEPARGO
ROBSTEADCITGO
MANTISSHRIMP
ODEUMPASHAMAE
RIGGPIQUEPEND
SEACUCUMBER
TOPEKAALEAST
DRILLBITSBATHE
JOVELEISOCTET
SEESORCAWHALE
Sun 9/5/2021 GO UP IN SMOKE
ACTASGNARLSTRIPADES
HAITIMONEYARENASERA
SPELLCASTERDISCILDRS
AERRICARDOUNLEASH
JOHNNYCASHELDERLAW
CLATTEROSTEENETOILE
RIVALRIESANDRISEFROM
EVEEXHALENOMSGANE
WENTAREARCHINAREIGN
WESSGSBUCGUESSED
ASSISTSREHASHERASERS
LAWSUITUNEHONGTI
LIETOAUGERELISEETSY
ODDHTTPSMIDACTHIE
THEASHESBICSEATANGLE
SINGTOELROYSRECOILS
ERUPTIONTALKSTRASH
HOGWASHSCENERYTRE
OREOAIMTOATONESELBOW
SCARNAMEDGHANASCONE
EARNDLINESORERSOWED

Grant Thackray (rhymes with "daiquiri") recently moved from Oregon to Los Angeles, "hopefully to find a job in animation — either storyboarding or character design." He got started constructing crosswords after seeing the 2006 documentary "Wordplay" and thinking "I could do that." The idea for this one came while he was restocking wood for a campfire.

It's Grant's ninth Times puzzle and third Sunday.

Fri 2/12/2021
NBAMVPSPIEHOLE
ISRAELIEMPORIA
PAINTERALISTER
STAIRCASE
RSVPEDOHTOTLC
ELALSWAYEDHOO
SEGATANKIDEAS
PERIDOTEXCEEDS
IVANICHEXRUSE
TENSPHINXBRIT
ESTHACKRAYONS
DOTHEMATH
AMMONIAITSABOY
TORTONILEETIDE
VETERANEDASNER
Thu 8/20/2020
ICINGSPHSCALE
MINIMEDOILIES
SENTENTALVALUE
ERENOWEAR
TARORIMSELLA
WHATEANTWAS
CELLIAWESOME
OXOTSETSEREA
SCRIMPSDIDST
MORTERMOUSE
ONEAOEDSSORE
LOCIVELAW
AWRINKLEINTIME
PANACEASOONER
PLANETXASPENS
Fri 7/24/2020
SHALEPINTSPIN
LOWERCASEITUNA
ALLTERRAINELON
BOSSBATTLEALVA
TUBMRE
HIGHSCORESBART
AMOIADULTONTO
IMINKINDAAKIN
KINGESTERTOME
UGGSSTOREOWNER
RVSINI
BAILHALFNELSON
ATRITRUETOLIFE
LEADMICROFILMS
IDLELEANFETES
Thu 9/12/2019
LIMBNABSAMELIE
ONEAERATPARODY
THARWIDOWSPIQUE
ALBOMFLEEUND
CLIQUEBAITKEANU
SEESTETDUNSTOP
IRSTSALINEA
THATSMYQUEUE
AKITAUMPRPG
BEAVERNOIASNER
ELVESBOOTLIQUOR
APEDAHLINURN
MARQUEEMARKASIS
ASTUTEALOEREEF
NOSOAPNAYSESSO
Sun 4/21/2019 THE INSIDE STORY
SNORTPBANDJPRADOCDS
IEVERVOLAREHONORREP
THELITTLEMETERMAIDALI
ARRIBATSESLAPDENYIT
RUSSMADSIKESMARCO
THEPROSMINICARSONS
AHAWETWIPEANISETET
BOTHERINGRATGATSHAGS
CLEANSENONETSAKECUP
SADRSPOTROMECORTES
PICTUREINPICTURE
ASPISHPAIDHMOSIFAT
CHESTERNIHAOATLARGE
MOTTOUPSGETSCREAMOUT
EPIIBEAMISAIDNONAE
STARTEDWARSSTOPSAT
EPEESSNITSYMABLAB
MIRIAMSLOPMAPSTRINE
ESPDOCTORSWALLETRANGE
ALAUNPEGAORTASIDEST
DENPERPSWETONEPESTS

Grant Thackray (rhymes with "daiquiri") is 25 and lives in Portland, Ore. He lists his day jobs as writing pub trivia, designing T-shirts and house-managing live theater. To create this puzzle's theme, he spent countless hours poring over lists of (well, you'll see) to find combinations that worked.

This is Grant's fourth crossword for The Times.

Sat 1/26/2019
WORLDBEATERS
GENIEOFTHELAMP
ALABAMASLAMMERS
SCRIPSLOSTIT
TOASTSUPSHAME
OMNITAPIRONUP
NETMONSTERMASH
BUNDTCAKE
ITSAMEMARIOBID
MEINRAGERBENE
AANDPNEWBASAL
PRUNESBERTHA
CESAREANSECTION
DEMOCRATICALLY
SETSTHETABLE
Thu 8/30/2018
MEGAMANALLSAL
ONADATEFEEBASED
WEBINARFTSUMTER
ESTDAUSTERE
POPUPSKIPITRAS
EMORARERSLANTS
RANGETOPBMOC
UNDEOPTAROLIBS
TUNECAROUSEL
HASSLETASERIDA
ORLTSTOPSKASEM
TEAIPASHEAL
HOLINESSADBLOCK
ELONGATETILAPIA
AMSKYDSEENSAY
Sun 3/19/2017 111-ACROSS!
CHAINSASHYSMSBALI
POOLCUEFLOENAILEDIT
SOYLENTGREENARGONAUT
ALDERTRODSPENCE
TIERSHESLUKESFATHER
SONGLEGSISINOLEAU
ERATSHRIMPERDANG
PLANETOFTHEAPESBOD
SASSYNAYYETUNHAP
YUKFERRULESPYHOLE
CREATEROSEBUDISONTO
HYDRANTBOBHOPECAP
ONAIRALAARUNIHIL
FATKILLSDUMBLEDORE
BOTSHELIACALLOTR
AXEVOASKIDFINIRAE
NORMANBATESBOSESIVA
ADORNSPOOHSEDER
MASTEREDSPOILERALERT
INNEREARURNSREDBUSH
IDLYEKEMODESCRAPE