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10 puzzles by Kyle T. Dolan
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Kyle Dolan
Tue 7/23/2019
ABSENTSWALLOW
DOODAHKARAOKE
EXCUSESEXCUSES
NYCMEDRED
ESTERDYE
MARCUSAURELIUS
ATBATNAPCHE
CRAMGROWHEHE
AILBAASEDUM
WALRUSMUSTACHE
AMPNEURO
SAPPIGFDA
JUSTTHETWOOFUS
UPTONOWASLEEP
GEORGESYODELS
Fri 4/26/2019
SHAKEITOFFESPY
POKERTABLEMAIA
OLIVEBREADBUCK
TONIUEYSDESK
NERDHARDASS
SIPHONACMEGAL
OCEANSPRAYJEDI
SEARSORRSODOM
PICTGRADSCHOOL
ACEPITYHANGRY
DETAINSWEND
BONEAPIAOVER
GAWKCLINTONERA
ABELPUNCHINGIN
PYREATTHELEAST
Fri 11/16/2018
SHOUTINGMAIDS
NEWMEDIAEXTOLS
OILPAINTREININ
ODEGEORGSUMO
PITASBRIEFTEC
BETADRACHMA
TRALALATROOP
WHITEBLOODCELLS
ARDENKNEADED
SEEDIERTATI
SESCOUCHSTART
ASHECELEBLAW
ITALIEADELAIDE
LARSONNOBIGGIE
REESESTEPONIT
POW Thu 8/23/2018
ABECOTHANDED
VALEHAIOLEARY
IDECLARETOUPEE
DUCHESSOFCER
TOTENOWABBA
PRELSTRAILERS
BARDOPOULTTET
IRAOILMLSTAR
KINSCABSARESO
EAGLEEYESTORT
RHEASUEAROD
CROPROTATION
GUSTAVCHIPOTLE
ARRIVEANNNOGO
SLICERNOGRAN
Wed 2/22/2017
GINABARBBALE
ADOREOVERUNIX
SLIMTONONESTEP
PERISHNEXTIDO
EYEDGIRLS
MARSNOTETOSELF
AGETRIOPUPIL
TIPSYNAPSETMI
CLOCKSETSIBN
HERETOSTAYSCOT
TOSCAKLUM
RECKELPEDICTS
ADAMAMENTOTHAT
ZERONODENEATO
ENDSSNITSPEW
Sat 6/20/2015
WINATLIFETARTH
AMINOACIDAWARE
SPANDRELSPECAN
SOGOVALEASEIN
USAFAXIOMSCPA
PERILENDORASE
SALADGENDERED
IRAQSERB
STEAKRUBYIELD
TEALWAILPLEAS
JAGFIDGETSANE
OREGONPARKVIC
HORUSHAVEABEER
NULLSOPENTABLE
STYLEPINTEREST

Jill Denny notes:

Somehow this puzzle managed to feel modern yet not quite bleeding edge (to the extent that I could even recognize bleeding edge), which makes me wonder if there was a lag between acceptance and publication. There must be a very narrow window where entries like WASSUP, WIN AT LIFE, Brienne of TARTH, and PINTEREST are common enough to be recognizable, yet not stale or dated. Also known as Item #47 on the List of Why No Single Crossword Will Please All Solvers.

Setting aside sweet-spot questions, I liked this one. It was a smooth solve, and the proper nouns were quirky and fun. A few of my favorites:

  • Brienne of TARTH is one of the more intriguing characters from "Game of Thrones," and Gwendoline Christie plays her brilliantly. At 6'3", she makes everyone else on screen look like flyweights, a LeBron James effect.
  • The IRAQ clue (Country created by the Treaty of Sèvres, 1920) is a solid piece of trivia. Reading up on the post-WWI distribution of the Middle East is fascinating and appalling.
  • HORUS, the Egyptian god of war, came by his aggression naturally. His mother was the goddess Isis, married to Osiris, the king of the afterlife and the underworld. Osiris' brother, Set, was envious of Osiris' throne, so he murdered and dismembered Osiris, scattering his various body parts throughout Egypt. Isis gathered up all the pieces of Osiris but could not find his phallus (rumored to have been eaten by a catfish, according to Plutarch), so she conjured up a golden phallus and briefly resurrected Osiris with a magical spell that lasted just long enough for Osiris to impregnate her. Horus was born of that brief encounter.
Tue 9/30/2014
BILBOATANUKES
ADOREDOWBRAVO
ROVERDREWCAREY
BLEWPOISENANA
BEGINABUTS
MIDASSAVES
POTUSSPREEPSA
THEPRICEISRIGHT
ASSINTELCDROM
ONDVDSALAD
MANGOTENET
TOBEOOZESWILT
BOBBARKERMINEO
SLAINSACELGIN
PASTYOLEIDSAY
Sat 1/4/2014
ASIANDJPAULYD
CONDOGREATBEAR
TUTORLATCHONTO
USERMINSKADEN
PARKRANGERTASE
VAULTTAB
CRABBIERTIPPLE
POLLODOSGRAIN
ROSEUPTEETERED
TACALOFT
ARCSTHECAPITOL
MOOTDIXONGIVE
AUDITORIALUMEN
STONEWALLARENT
SENTENCEVERSO
Sun 6/17/2012PLAYABLE
NATOAPBYEASTSWAB
AMAHBOROPOLLOITARA
BUMBLERAPRUMBLEPUNCH
OSIRISGETITLONDON
BELOTIGNEOUSGIN
THANWARBLEONDRUGS
SHAHREGISERASEOPED
EAVETRADERGESTATES
THERESTHERUBBLEAMOK
HASCHINOSEAMEN
GLOATEDKASHMIR
CRAWASIAOONAOK
FEESDROPPINGTROUBLE
MALTSHOPOCEANOPEEN
ISEEALOOPYPRESPLOT
NOBLENONSENSESOME
CDRORIENTSARNAZ
DEPLOYPLATOOLDAGE
QUEENMUMBLEHUBBLECAP
EROSADORESECTOCRIP
DONSNOTAXHUEKENO
Tue 5/22/2012
DDTMOSSOPATINA
EERAROOMATONAL
MEANGIRLSTATAMI
ADJOINEDPERE
NEATGRAVENIMAGE
DENIMTORTSLOW
NOTAISLTIE
ENIGMAVARIATIONS
REDBALAWOL
OWLGLUEDGLOCK
STEAMENGINEIRAE
KILTLOVENEST
MARINAGAMENIGHT
ONETONSTANDOIL
COWARDTESTSNNE