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4 puzzles by Kurt Krauss
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Kurt Krauss
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Thu 4/28/2016
TNARGROPEPES
CIRUASENATADE
ABBAJTHESAURUS
SABUTAVATAR
CIMONOGREITALO
STEGOROVALSCH
IOLENANAS
DNETSEWEASTMAN
STFISAIRY
BBEOTTOSARDIS
EUQIPTURNSTILE
STUOPSTOLLS
ELASETIHWOOMPH
TETREVESPUPAE
SRESWEYETHYL
Tue 9/29/2015
CEDEACRESATIT
ANONSHADELOGO
STONEHENGEARNO
HIRERRDAESPO
ITOICEBREAKERS
ELNINOTRADER
REEFLESSENOSS
IRONHORSE
AKAURGEONONEA
MESABIANNALS
SPACENEEDLEMES
TRESEPINUEVO
POUTBRONZESTAR
MULEVIDEOMATT
STENDEEREAGES

I'm a retired business executive who was lucky enough to retire very young. I still serve on several Boards of Directors, but I spend the bulk of my time reading, traveling with my wife, enjoying my grandchildren and constructing crosswords. Since I took it up five years ago, I've had two puzzles published in the NYT and eleven published in the LAT. This is my third puzzle to be published in the NYT.

I think that the "travels" of this puzzle are a bit unusual. I first submitted it to Will on September 21, 2012 — over three years ago. Will had a pretty speedy turnaround and accepted it on December 2, 2012. Then we waited … and waited … and waited. I checked in with Will several times over the years to be sure that Mr. Puzzle was still alive and kicking. Each time, he reported that Mr. Puzzle was in very good spirits, but that he (Will) had a backlog of early-week puzzles of a similar genre and that he needed time to space them out. If it had occurred to him, Will would likely have said "Patience." And he would have added "Remember the theme: AGES. This puzzle is aging quite nicely."

Eureka! Today's the day!

Tue 7/9/2013
NOMAAMOPUSMAV
OROSCORESONATE
RUTHERFORDHAYES
BRELAORTAS
MARYBLIGECASE
ADAPECANGEL
SAVEASTOROS
MIDDLEINITIAL
TOOWNLISBON
ABSSEETOEVE
MEINROBERTLEE
AGGIESOLEO
JOHNROCKEFELLER
ONEONONEISLAND
REDETNANESTEA
Tue 3/23/2010
FUMESSWAPSJFK
TRITTPABLOELI
DISCOVERCODMON
THREETAPIRS
THEMEDIAAMIE
GIRDPOTCOMPANY
IDEESSEPIA
FEDERALDENYING
PAPALNAVEL
TAKESUPOMSSEMI
OMANPLEASGOB
WINDOWASTRO
IDSSHOPSHOOTER
NSAHAMELMAINE
GTSATBAYARTOO