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12 puzzles by Neville Fogarty
with Jim Horne comments

TotalDebutLatestCollabs
125/3/201211/26/20203
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1141410
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.62030
Neville Fogarty
POW Thu 11/26/2020
GATENALASOFTG
UNIXATOMOLLIE
ROMPVOWEL
UNEASYSKAADD
SNOBSRAISES
ISLAND
ODIEULNAHOFFA
NEGFEASTEDLOX
SANTAMOANPINE
WINDED
DUMONTTOURS
ONOCIAROUSTS
JOHNSSOON
OASISKNEEALOU
SMELTSAWSLONG
Tue 5/26/2020
HANGSEDIEDIN
ADOUTMANXUTES
COLINFIRTHACCT
KRISARTHURLAKE
INTERNSAMENWA
TSAANDTEMPTED
ONIONEBAY
BODIESOFWATER
TRUETOILS
HATSIZERNABOY
ESCCONSONBASE
BILLYOCEANARCS
ALAIMICHAELBAY
RISEINTOLOIRE
ASSNOSYLOESS

Many people (me included) were surprised that "See 17-Across" is the most common clue in NYT crosswords — 242 times, including pre-Shortz!

Here's the Modern Era most frequently used clues list, including an explanation for that odd winner.

Thu 12/5/2019
MASHACTSBOWIE
OREOIDEAERICA
MEATSCAMABNER
SANDSHAKERSBEN
ALASETSY
BLAMEEIGNSTATE
RUNNERLOOUNIX
URNTABLOIDOBI
CIAONUBROUSES
EDBRIDGESINERT
EGGOHONK
AOLNMENTAGENCY
BALTODOITMERE
CHEERNICEPROW
SUEDEARKSTOPS
Thu 10/25/2018
LIAMTETESFRAT
ACNEECONOAONE
PAGELOSTLIQUID
SNORKELSDRILLS
ESLACADEERE
DOASLOWBURNTHE
HEMLASERTAG
PEPASELAERO
BROMANCESEN
SAWGOUPANDDOWN
EDICTLAGNEU
MORITASCREAMED
INSEARCHOFKING
SLUGBRAVEOKIE
TYPOSOWEDNEED

Very clever, Mr. Fogarty. And very satisfying when I finally saw the light.

POW Sun 5/13/2018LOVE AT FIRST SITE
NBAJAMPSASSWAMBAT
SATIRERUNTIAGOSOLE
FRENCHCONNECTIONEATS
WRAPSONREPEATOPERAS
ELIOCTAORSOHYDRA
ELONBOOYAHDREAM
PENGUINSEANBEANERA
ADESTUDFINDERHOMEEC
BESTIERUBBERMATCH
AWEDBERYLNASTIES
PETPASTATRISHRNS
FASTCARMASONBOGS
ACTIONITEMSFLIPON
CHEESEOPENFLAMESMET
EERTRINIDADMONDAVI
NANASPACTENAKIN
AZUREMIMEHENSTEL
MINERSTOOTSIESPAIGE
APINORGANICCHEMISTRY
SPOTROUTCALEONESIE
SONTOYSKNEEBATONS
Fri 3/9/2018
RATPACKNBAJAM
EURASIANYESIDO
ABUDHABISEWNON
PAIROLGANAGAT
EDSELOHMSNONA
REMEXOTICAINN
HAREMRUSSIA
ONEDAYATATIME
GROMITRAPID
ADSNEMESESPAC
NELLDAFTMARSH
GROANSUEZROSA
SOUPEDEBENEZER
TUCSONLUKEWARM
ATHENADETECTS
Tue 5/30/2017
INCAFINISBUCK
LEANEVITAASIA
LIPIZZANERSETH
SLOMONEMOEDEN
ANNNUT
MILKOFMAGNESIA
MASSSLIDINERT
URLREARLITRAM
SLATEMEANGUTS
HAMMEREDITHOME
ODEOUR
BLABGOSHLEAPT
AUDIGREYMATTER
RAILAANDEEASE
DUNEELDERXBOX
Mon 1/9/2017
AIRSSTANGIANT
NOAAHERAOLDER
TWINPEAKSAKIRA
SANDEDAITETC
DAPFULLHOUSE
SKELETONLED
AILSHRSPRESET
ALABEDHEADPTA
BOYTOYOPSFORT
IRSRESTAREA
QUEENANNEALT
USAFYIALLSET
AUGERKINGCOBRA
CREPEKNEEFAIR
KYRIEICESFRET
Wed 8/3/2016
TORMEWARMFLAP
OPIUMICEELOLA
WIBLOWINNDUSER
NESTIGETITAXE
IFSAARON
BFFDEROLLINGEP
ALOERTERPEEVE
SOULOBIESPLED
ERNIEONCAMERA
DADANCINGRKSTL
MSDOSEAT
RHOSALINEHAWK
AUNTRASINGININ
TREESNAPANKLE
STYXEDYSSKATE

Relying on AUNT Sally and her order of operations acronym has fallen out of favor, and for good reasons. There are plenty more operators beyond the simple ones Sally happens to mention. Even if you do understand the arbitrary rules, it's easy to write confusing or misleading mathematical expressions.

Software programmers in particular are taught to avoid reliance on them. Extra parentheses clarify intent with no downside since compilers strip out unneeded ones for you. Worse, computer languages don't all agree on the order rules and some, like APL, ignore them completely.

Tue 12/8/2015
RABBIEDAMPENN
PALEDLIRAALOE
MAUVEFAIRYDUST
EYEDATMDEW
GPSFAMILYCREST
ROTIROCRAO
ALAXENONBROS
FATHERKNOWSBEST
TREESCOREDAR
STLUNIXSKA
FALSEARRESTHAY
ARIABETAXI
BREAKFASTPORED
LOGSEMIREXTRA
EWESESPYSOSAD
Tue 3/12/2013
LAPDARABOFFER
AREARENORALLY
WINDINGTOACLOSE
SANDSIZZYSPAS
YEASERIE
IMHOSTOREFRONT
MAISEEKSNIPER
ARTIEREWOBAMA
PIECESMEATREP
COMEDYGOLDETAS
TYRALAID
OSLOIZODVWBUS
FOUNTAINOFYOUTH
FUNGINENEORNO
SPASMGLEEDYED
Thu 5/3/2012
JUNOPCBSSMASH
ATANARIAHIREE
GENEOLOGYELCAR
SPOUSESLELAND
PERSEVERENCE
ISMMERCINEED
KIMONOIRANI
EXECSMCSBUDGE
CASASSAMIAM
ERMAKNOLLNYU
QUESTIONAIRE
USESUPSPACERS
ASTIRMISPELLED
LIMONSMEEALBA
SAENSUSSRTEAK

A similarly themed puzzle from 2008 also included both MILLENIUM and PERSEVERENCE. The correct spellings are: genealogy, perseverance, questionnaire, millennium, occasion and, uh, one other... Oh yeah, and misspelled.