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36 puzzles by Natan Last
with Will Shortz comments

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Natan Last
Sat 10/1/2022
MAINBDAYSLIM
EAVEBLARETIRE
CROWDSURFSAVON
HORSEMENYELENA
ANYLESONESEC
PITCHOUTADE
TONELOCPLOD
GERTRUDESTEIN
BASKEGALITE
ALTPOSENUDE
BLAMEDVMIJAY
YEMENISUPEREGO
FREESHOOEDAWAY
AINTTBONDMEMO
TATSSONGALES
Sat 3/12/2022
BRIBEDPACT
CAESURAAPHID
NONDAIRYCREAMER
ORDEALSHIDECO
INSECTTAPJLAW
SEAMSPARAGUAY
YAWTHONGSONG
BEAUGESTE
BORNTORUNASH
FLUNKIESOLLIE
PRATANDTWEEZE
BIZMAEBEHAVED
JEEPERSCREEPERS
DRANOPATROLS
STUNATHENS
Thu 5/13/2021
GLANDIGORAWED
QUINOASONYRAGU
UPTOWNSALEMSLOT
ITEMGAUDYCOLBY
PARASITECANSO
LATHELANPOL
ATHOSEFLATPASA
THEUSUALSUSPECTS
IRASPREENIDEST
TEDROTEDALI
EGGONTRUEGRIT
PSALMMERYLRAMA
HOMEALONEARENAS
AMENANDYICEAGE
TESSBOSSTASTE
Wed 1/20/2021
POETSPAMCGI
COLLISIONSART
MINDMELDINGSOS
UTZODORATOM
MEIRMATCHGAME
OTTOORIONS
WORKERLAINEMT
THEUNITEDSTATES
ABCACAICESSNA
REINERSODA
JOINTPAINPOPE
ATVSNICKPUG
CHIWINEPAIRING
KENONEPERCENT
ORGKNOTSKYE
Wed 5/20/2020
DONORNABSDICED
AGAMEARIAUVULA
BRIEFESTBRIEFEST
SELLJAYBIRDSEA
EWEKAY
MUSTACHEMUSTACHE
ANASTEVENEMAIL
RIMSMARTSCTV
STOATINCITEHOE
HEATHENSHEATHENS
EELBAY
BATASUSUALBRAS
FLAGRANTFLAGRANT
FORUMTAOSPINTA
STONYORSOADDIN
POW Sun 10/20/2019 BE PATIENT
AMMANBITES
CLAIRELAGAMECHE
SHALLOWDIPLOTINHATS
AIRBEDSEASELANTONIO
GAMERREARENDERSEDER
EPICPONDTEAMDONT
LESBLOOPIKNOWNNE
YTTRIUMOCCAMGRANGER
URNSORATESIRI
RATEDGCLIPARTBENICE
ERASIGHBODEMUSMEG
DAMPNOUNTHANSHAG
IGORGOTITFIENDPOSE
DORISDELIVEREDTIMED
NAVAJOELITEELATES
IVANITEAPLUMS
EVILOMENSMIAMIHEAT
BIGEYECAVEMANPLINTH
ECIGSKELETONKEYNERO
RAVEOPERATIONEMIR
TRESITSYEASTDYAN

Natan Last, 28, is a student at Columbia University studying for a master's in public policy. He has been a frequent crossword contributor to The Times since 2007 when he was 16.

For this puzzle's theme, Natan says, "I wrote a computer program to help me find words that [ ] once you [ ]." You'll know what goes in the blanks once you've finished it.

Wed 9/25/2019
EDGARINSEASON
LAURANORMCORE
BRITCHESITCHES
ATTEAVEROOT
AMBLEGNU
BREYERSEYERS
BESTAREAOL
ONOBREXITIDA
ACLAOKISAY
HOMBRESHOMES
CAYCUFFS
AHABLOAFHBO
CEREBRALCEREAL
TAMARINDNOLIE
SLYLOOKSDOLLS
Sun 5/19/2019 HOOK-UPS
TBSCITYIMPSBOLAS
BRAHOBOEMOLEAPART
COOLEDDOWNSTORMSURGE
PAULSIMONCOLDFISSION
ARTMOOKBARESNLEAST
WHIRLTREYYEASTY
CROONLEGUPDESI
LARGETYPEMOIRASATIN
ASKSEDENAUGURTRULY
PHOPALEDGRUBMAINLY
USEMEELISEPANDA
DRIERSCROCSWIFTCOT
IONICTHERESAKISAMS
YEESHAUDITSTEAMPUNK
SANGRIOTSAEGIS
GROUPSTWINDENCH
SIOUANHEADSSPITWEB
AVOTRESANTEFOURALARM
BETAGAINSTCANNERYROW
LIEGEFOOLERICARES
ENDEDTIRELECHYES

Natan Last, 28, is a founding member of the International Rescue Committee's innovation lab and a researcher and advocate for refugee resettlement and humanitarian aid. A frequent contributor — he sold his first crossword to The Times when he was 16; this is his 29th for the paper — Last says this puzzle's theme germinated while watching people fish in Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn.

Sun 2/3/2019 EJECTION LETTERS
STELMOCLICKSBUSTS
SHEBEARAIROUTINTRO
BEANBALLFLAGRANTFOUL
REPOSCOMFYNOTERICE
AMENMONAEBASICICES
ILLEGALSLIDETACKLE
NYYAIMINAFEWONEL
LYNXENOABRIDGE
ONEALSOFTGEARGTE
CENSEMARIEHELMETHIT
TWASCALYXFURLSRUTH
AHCOMPLEXCILIABONGO
LITOATCAJUNAUTOS
RECUSALOBIGENT
EDITOHWAITARTARM
THETWILLSETYOUFREE
ROSYDARNSLEAPSACTS
OTOHALITFANTAATHOS
POFADMISSIONARMCHILI
EMILESEAREDREAREND
DIALSASTERSSEBERG
Tue 10/9/2018
DAMNSIMACNEAP
EBOOKGAIAORCA
BUNNYOURSBILL
EPLURIBUSUNUM
DYLANNAPE
SECURITYBLANKET
PALSTWOTOOTH
ALITEASETSSHY
HIPPOHRHCHEM
NOSURPRISETHERE
TREEEVERS
HIDDENFIGURES
OREOCUKEORALB
SKEWISEEOILER
ESPNLEAKMOTTO
Sun 9/30/2018 SLEEP ON IT
BANGRIDSMAVSEMIRS
ADORISENALOULANAI
RIBECOCARROLLWITHIT
BELLEFAKESETTHETONE
QUEENOFMEANRAYRUGS
SPRPOLEHONPESO
WONCOBIMAFANDOSED
ENEEMAILRODAILS
LEIAELLASEASOYFOB
FULLBODIEDFAIRSHAKE
APPLSCAPEXENACITED
RORSCHACHTWINSISTER
ENTHIPEPICSPKSAFE
PODSSDSMERITIFS
THROEMUFASASPALET
ROILSOSANNEBLT
SAWNCUBKINGSOLOMON
HITCOUNTERPHENBOOZE
INREALTIMETESOROPOM
ROUSTZETAITGUYUNE
TRESSUSSRMASTSPEA
POW Sat 7/28/2018
ADELEWEBBDADS
CURESWAREECCE
TEAMSPIRITMACE
ETTUHINESODON
DOORDIEFYIEMO
ESPNREMIT
FASHIONPOLICE
JUICECLEANSES
GENDERSTUDIES
ROSENERTE
APPDIXOHSORRY
NAOHTESLARHEE
DRNOINLAIDTILE
EDGENOOBMINIS
RYESANTSCZECH
Wed 3/7/2018
SANDABECAPOS
CLAUDIUSTOSSTO
UPFORDISCUSSION
BHTEELALIASES
AAADOMINI
ITSHOPELESS
TEAROOMSLEO
TENPENNYAWRATS
RATEDGLUCRETIA
ACEDONTEVEN
CHRISMARTIN
SHONDANAB
SHALALAPEAONE
PARALLELPARKING
EZINESLETMESEE
DYADSCDSNEXT
Sun 11/5/2017 LANE CHANGES
MSNSUCROSEBIGTALK
OHOUPAHEADMEDIABIAS
WAYNESWORLDALLABOARD
SHOOESSTINGLYAURAS
USFLSEEYAARN
GODHELPUSDRAGANDDROP
ICIERIHOPFRISKSAGE
LTDSELFMANSOPHTIRE
DENILLEROSSOONER
ATTACKADSELSAPWNS
THEROADNOTTAKEN
JAWANYETUPHOLSTER
LABATTPROBWCSHUE
AFARHASPYAHWEHBELT
WACREHEATFUELTUBER
DRIVEINARUNBELOWZERO
ACRNONOSLAZE
OUTIESPLASHOCDEGOT
BRENDALEEPATHFINDERS
IAMLEGENDIDAHOESEEK
LAYDOWNNERISSASOS
Sat 9/16/2017
SHELOVESMESAGS
HESAKEEPERTROI
EASYSTREETARID
ELALEMERGENC
PSYOPSDASHSPA
WALLOWESTEE
CISNODSHOOHAS
ASHPITSJESSICA
STARCHCOLTMER
THROBTHEGAP
PAKASIAATESTS
ATTORNEYTARA
RYANIDONTGETIT
TONEPOTATORACE
YUKSENEMYLINES
POW Sun 5/7/2017 DUALITY QUALITY
DECODUMBJAPESIMPS
ODORABIEGOCARTBORN
DAUGHTERLAUGHTERIDOL
OMGOARGUISECEASES
HOPESILLTENLUX
BUDDINGPUDDINGPAPYRI
ARRESTHIMMAULLOOFA
LBOSRENGASMAINEDEN
SAPBYEKOSHERNOSHER
ANSELOTTODUVALL
MOOCPORCHSAGE
HENNASPIKEGRADS
GARDENWARDENHEYCOW
PUTSGOATEEDITSOTRO
TACOSERRSACTCASUAL
SCHNOZMASSAGEPASSAGE
DAWFORPLEDPOOL
MADAMELALAWWINSOB
VOTEBASELINEVASELINE
ALCSIDIDITLIFTAZUL
NEHIESSEXLETSBEST
Sat 3/11/2017
ALTPOPBLOKE
GLORIASTEINEM
WHITEPRIVILEGE
WOOKIEESSNOTS
ELSEMOESOTT
EFTSAVANTSOAR
SHRINEMANNA
HOTTAKEDRAMEDY
APHIDFIGURE
JEERHOMEECSAD
INNPARSSPRY
WEIRDOLDFLAME
VIRTUALREALITY
ADVENTURETIME
SEEMEGYRATE
Fri 10/14/2016
INSRIBSDICEY
DOTHEMATHADORE
IFEELFREEFILES
DAIRYGEMTODAY
SINEGARITODO
ORSARINYUPEU
TRANSGENDER
AINTIAWOMAN
DOMAINNAMES
LOLZAGYETGIG
AGRACOENMONO
SPASMHRSBANJO
HADTOINQUIREOF
ERIESPOUNDCAKE
SKORTTEESRED
Wed 7/27/2016
DREWYAKBOOMS
PATCHOULIOHWOW
THEHOBBITOMNIA
ALSOSAGELYERR
VENNDIAGRAM
PESOSSHE
CIRCUSTENTNUFF
STIRSANOGIGLI
ISEEAUDIDEALER
ACTJOLIE
OLYMPICFLAG
GEESTOLENNABS
ROMANRINGCYCLE
ENEROGETOVERIT
SINEWIDOSTEP
Sun 4/3/2016 JUMPING TO CONCLUSIONS
CHIRACISMWADESCAR
HAMSADONAIALONETIME
INONEEARANDGENTLEMAN
AGNUSFEYEPAMAIZE
TABSWHEREIGHTTOKNOW
LIBSCHEWLASERONS
EGOFRAYBEEPDUBS
IHAVEEMYKEYSCLAUSE
ATTLEEANNETAKEIVER
ADDSITSCOOLSNEER
RAIDSAYTOABOILTAPS
AUDISWASNTMEGAIL
CRYMEISKOILYTHESIS
YALIESCANIMAKEOUND
RDASCATOCUEDMBA
BCSATILTBANSAMOK
YOULLCOMEEQUESTIBEX
RUBIORPIUSATERZA
ORANGEMENOUTTHEOTHER
TIRESWINGTAIWANSIRE
ECUSENDSELTOROTOS
Sat 11/21/2015
BABYTHANEOAK
POLLOHAMPSHIRE
ALLAYETERNALLY
CLUBOWNEREPEES
KYDMAORISPDS
EWEARTSCENE
RODEYOGAPANTS
SOTTORONNEHIS
DOCTRINALDADE
HOPONPOPTED
DOEGUAPOSSKA
BIRDSSHAKEONIT
ROSIESBARUPICE
IDONTBITEDECKS
MENHAGELONES
Fri 8/14/2015
AFFLUENZATRAP
SEEYASOONSWAMI
TRADESHOWWIDEN
OMRIOMAGAZINE
ISAACRIZZO
NYETGILPIN
DOTTEDTHEIELSE
ADRAGROTBRASI
WEAKWENTEASYON
GANESHGULL
SATEDFLAGG
JUMBOTRONBANS
AVIANIMONTOYOU
BETTYBELIEVEME
SASHSNOCKERED
Fri 5/11/2012
PASSIONPITOAFS
OPENSOURCEHULU
RECORDDEALODIC
CROWLETMETHINK
AVEEXEDTS
INUNISONELWES
BANGSHARDHATE
EMCEEIDOPYLON
TELLTOILFIEND
CESTARESCORES
JARINCASU
ELENAKAGANGINO
ALMATIEFIGHTER
NEUTONEATATIME
ERSEPERRYMASON
Fri 5/6/2011
BLINGBLINGYAKS
SENIORITISOATH
ITALIANICEUVEA
DONENSEVERELY
ENEFIFIEDER
KOBEANTFARM
SKIRMISHVIGOR
DOWNSNOOPREST
ABIDETIRELESS
DAKOTASSEED
EFTSHERARCA
TIMBUKTUDRIED
OVALSOMEPEOPLE
PERUIDATARBELL
ESTENONONSENSE
Sat 9/18/2010
DISCFLAVORFLAV
ELLAIAMAMERICA
FLORSPICEGIRLS
SWEETDEALTAUT
MELBASEAT
IRONLUNGTRAMPS
PATYMCASSTRUT
ASIAPELEGASTO
STOUTSANERPTL
SANTASSTTERESA
OPAHIONIA
NAOHLATELUNCH
INLALALANDSOAP
BADROMANCEECHO
STEPSISTERSKAT
Fri 4/30/2010
ABBASAGETECHO
CALCPRADOQUAD
TRUEDAILYDOUBLE
THESUNALSORISES
WOPCONLAP
OPRAHEMAILOCT
PITYUPSSTORE
DINOBESETINON
ANTIGONESNAP
MGSLOADSPOOCH
OAKEKENIA
THEGREENLANTERN
HIDDENBALLTRICK
URGEDONEEELLE
SEENSNARLNLER
Fri 1/22/2010
WATERLILIESDOE
ABRACADABRAOPS
THECATSMEOWNAP
TOSHASTIITALY
SRSCAYCNOTE
ERNBAALESH
SPELUNKERDELCO
OODLESOFNOODLES
FRUITFOOTLOOSE
ATCOSIGRES
FATHAPODIVS
SOTTOVOCERHEA
ALIGENERATIONX
MIOAMERICANPIE
EONNEDFLANDERS
Sat 10/10/2009
ABETSWORDGAME
VISINEHOOLIGAN
ICONICIMMINENT
DATTROPPONOR
MEACULPAMETRE
PERCHDELTAS
ERIKPIROUETTE
ZACPARSONSALP
LAYITONMEPLIE
UNSNAPSALON
MARKSSPAMALOT
ORANIPSATRNS
BONAFIDENOIDEA
IMAGONERSUREST
LATEPASSTERSE
Mon 4/13/2009
MYSTCASTSPAM
ROTOROBEYERGO
BURMARACKETEER
URIIMPEXTENT
RECKLESSCONDO
NITETECHIESAN
STEVEHALLS
RICKROLLING
NOOILNOELS
HAMCOBALTBRET
ARUBAROCKSTAR
ROSARYOUIRKO
RUCKSACKSSQUAB
ISLEWHEESEDGE
SEERSIGNDEES
Fri 12/19/2008
BIRDBRAINXTRA
IMAREALBOYROAR
GUITARHEROASIA
DSLREITERATING
TARRAIRERS
JACOBTALCED
AFOULMLKMONO
GRACEMAYBORAT
ROTHRATAVERT
STEREODISCO
OCCULTROLE
AZERBAIJANIAPE
ROSEINUNDATION
ANTEDIDGERIDOO
BEANSEESSTARS
Fri 9/12/2008
PASODOBLEGRUB
ISTHISLOVEAHSO
CHOCOHOLICZEES
TYPOKOALABEARS
MOODDRUB
AMENSGOTLOOSE
SWOOSHREELPES
HAUNTCARHBEAM
ORRROOMPOODLE
DENTISTSAROSE
SKITSING
QUAKEROATSAPSE
TNUTINLALALAND
IDESSTEVEDORED
PORKOKEYDOKEY
Sat 8/23/2008
PLASTICINEIRAQ
HAVEANIDEAVERB
OBITUARIESYAMS
BOATSCODESSON
ORTODUMBLEDORE
SSETOIESTONIA
RITETWEAK
SAMITSLATERLS
LIRASSURE
ARMLETSTISJAM
SWITCHEROOLOCO
HOYTENAMSOLOS
EMAGWHYAMIHERE
RAGEHOOTENANNY
SNITORNATENESS
Fri 5/30/2008
RIGMAROLEJERK
OLEICACIDPIXIE
BEESKNEESAMONG
ERSREADESINKS
COENLETHE
STAYSATLEERAT
STANDURALNAPE
LOKISTYNEDTEN
ANETASTAFREED
TETRADOBELISK
HYPERORYX
NTESTISLESFAA
ERROLCHICOMARX
SEAMYCESTLAVIE
TYPEIAMSODEAD
Sat 2/2/2008
ADEROLOCORNER
DJSELONAREOLA
ZIPPIESTJESTER
BRINGTOJUSTICE
POETSOPENAMTS
RUSTANONNTEST
OTSREFEREE
MIORESTSONSTU
PASCHALTIS
ABRAMOEILMARE
DEADROWSFIRED
VENTRILOQUISTS
ITCHESRUNFORIT
SLOANELOOTEAR
EERIERDISHKSU
Sun 1/20/2008 TRIANGULATION
MADMISCAMBODISCTU
ARABASADROANASAMAN
MINECATDMOUSESUDOKU
ESTATESREDEEMSPIKES
TEETHGILDIDIERA
SNERAVILININGARE
IMFINEDESMONDBLAMES
SEEKERSSYNSOONEST
ISRTUTBADGEALBERTA
TONNATEATMIDDAY
INONERESTROOMSLETCH
OLIVEOYLNAANWEE
RIBCAGETRIGOCITODE
IDEATEDONAKNEEPAD
COLLETHANGMANTAXERS
ENLSIMONEBMIHAHA
TIATROTLOXCASOS
ACCTSSPITZERSITUATE
MAITAIEQUIDISTTSPEX
ORTEGARUNTSIZETORE
KEYNESSEASTRAMDOS
Tue 7/17/2007
RICNADIASILL
ENOWISINGASEA
CASABLANCAXRAY
INTRAATTADS
TEAMMATEHOPER
ERSTNASANALOG
OCTETSSMILE
CARHIBACHISEE
IRENEOTOOLE
ATDAWNERRMAIL
OSHEASEAHORSE
KFCDIXATEIN
AWAYATBOTHENDS
RAREDRONEDARE
TRESSAXONSOS