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116 puzzles by Randolph Ross
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114 Shortz Era Daily crosswords by Randolph Ross

Sun 12/20/2020TOY STORY
BAHTBUSSOREMSANS
IDEALANTIEPOXYERIC
BARBIEDOLLTAMAGOTCHI
IMSOMADINTHEMOOD
ROSASCAASPATES
HAMSETCHASKETCHTIME
APRCLAROAEIOUCECIL
SEPIASATLTRUETOKLM
ADORNTWISTERAZALEA
TOTEDOCALADOYLE
MANYCHRISTMASCOMA
TILEDSAYSOONEIL
BROCASPLAYDOHUSEME
AAHNLEASTSPAAPOLLO
SNEADTRASHINONEMON
STATCHATTYCATHYROWE
IODATEOPAIMDUE
ROSSPEROTSAMBAED
RUBIKSCUBESILLYPUTTY
ERRSNANASASEASTONE
FLAKARTYTHAWSPAR

This puzzle was inspired by a FaceTime conversation earlier this year with my son and grandsons, Henry and Oren, who I hardly have seen in person very much since this pandemic began. I had sent Henry a Rubik's Cube and Oren a Tickle Me Elmo. In the course of the call, I dropped the factoids about these toys I included in the puzzle. This led my son and me to talk about other toys and games that he played with as a kid, and we Googled some trivia about them.

It occurred to me that for this Christmas and Hanukkah, with so many grandparents and other friends and family not able to see the little children in their lives in person, that a crossword about toys might bring a smile. I typically employ wordplay themes in my Sunday puzzles, but for this December, I thought a puzzle about toys might be appropriate for a holiday so nostalgic and so focused on children.

So I dedicate this crossword to my grandchildren and everyone else who would like to be with kids this holiday time.

Happy and safe holidays to all.

Sun 6/14/2020MAKING ARRANGEMENTS
OWINGTOCHIAFACEMASK
NOSERAGHULUANATOLIA
CONTAMINATEDLITANIES
DSTNEVERISSOANNE
ADREAMWITHINADREAM
CLOVESIMSETTIC
GINABILKOSYCOPHANT
IAMNOTACTIVEEMSTAO
RETURNEDIGLOOSDENT
TOFFLEGUPDEANS
FORTYFIVEOVERFIFTY
TONKASIDESROAD
ALSOHIHATSBADRISKS
TIESODVACATIONTIME
ACTSPHONYLUMENALOT
ACUEULEREWINGS
WHATAMIAMINDREADER
RAGASTANELGINSUD
IRONRULENOADMITTANCE
STRICKENELMOTEASELS
TEACARTSYEASADSPEAK

I've been collecting anagrams since I was a little kid. When I taught math, I loved and was amazed that TWELVE PLUS ONE anagrammed into ELEVEN PLUS TWO. When I came across FORTY-FIVE anagramming into OVER FIFTY, I started looking for other math anagram pairs. I couldn't find or create any other math ones, but in my research and imagination, I came up with a set of not so well-known related pairs that I could fit into a sentence or two and could serve as a Sunday theme. My favorites in this puzzle are CONTAMINATED changing into NO ADMITTANCE, and A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM changing into WHAT AM I A MIND READER.

I loved talking to the late and missed Merl Reagle, who was my crossword constructing role model and an anagrammer extraordinaire. His fun with anagrams was infectious. When anyone met Merl for the first time, he would make up an anagram of your name. I was RANDY ROSS = SOS! RAN DRY!

I've done a few Anagram themed puzzles. "Travel Arrangements" (ALGERIA REGALIA, LIBYA BIALY, et al.) and "Name Change" (NUDIST HOFFMAN, WARDEN WYETH) "Rearranging the Furniture" (CHEST OF DRAWERS = CHEST OF REWARDS, OFFICE DESK = OFFICE KEDS et al.) I have found anagrams are a favorite among word puzzlers. So when I find a new one that's particularly apt, it makes me happy and goes in my collection.

I hope the solve went well for everyone. The crossing words were particularly important to figuring out the long theme entries. I also hope there were a lot of "aha" moments when the five pairs of anagrams were deduced.

Sat 2/15/2020
SUCKDRYAPPEASE
INHEREDCHANTER
THREADSTORTOLA
SEISMSTANLINES
HASHEESHEOCENE
ITSADATESUEDES
VEINYESTERS
ADEREMAXTEA
HEADUPAWOLS
SALAMIRIPTIDES
ALEVELFREELOVE
LEVERETSLADLES
OPIOIDSHATPINS
OPENTAPEGOISTE
NOSEATSLENGTHS

As a solver I love themeless puzzles with wide-open spaces and lots of uncommon entries. There's something about filling in areas of intersecting longish words and phrases, and there's an aesthetic appeal of using relatively few black squares in symmetric fields of white. I go all the way back to classic constructor Jack Luzatto for my inspiration for constructing wide-open grids. As a themeless constructor, I strive for wide-open spaces with some interesting fill and a minimum of junk. A 62-word puzzle, such as this one, presents a particular challenge to balance fresh entries, fresh clues, not too many names, and few overused words.

The design of this puzzle has four chunky sections connected in the middle with a slightly less dense section. Since all four corners fed into the center, that middle area was harder to fill with good entries than it might look. I am pleased that each of the five sections had some fresh entries. SUCK DRY and SIT SHIVA anchored the top left corner; HASHEESH, DRAMEDY, KEESHAN, ITS A DATE, RED SEA, VEINY were pretty good too. CHRISSIE was probably going to be the way into that area, and INHERED and ADE were not great, but worth it to finish that corner — the best part of the puzzle, in my opinion.

In the upper right, TAN LINES and PHONE SEX were fresh. I didn't love ACTA, SELENE so much. In the bottom left ALEVEL, OPIOIDS, OPEN TAP, NO SEATS, HAVE ONE and RAILED AT were better than average — there was no junk in that area. The bottom right featured FREE LOVE, HAT PINS, ATE A TON, WILD PIG, TO DO LIST, but at the cost of PELAGE, HEL, and the overused ASSESSES. The center produce THE SMURFS crossing REMAX — pretty good since they were the last entries created.

The clueing of this Saturday puzzle, which is supposed to be harder than the rest of the week, is a collaborative effort between editor and constructor. I'm happy that many of my clues made it, but I'm not surprised, nor offended, that a number of the clues were changed. I have found that good crossword editors, with their knowledge of clues that work and don't work, usually improve the puzzle. That doesn't mean I agree with all the changes, but I defer to Will's prowess as a clue maker and someone who knows better than anyone what the NY Times solver likes in their puzzles.

In many ways, creating a themeless looks like the most difficult puzzle to make — I don't think it is. For me, coming up with a creative, novel theme poses the biggest challenge and the most satisfying outcome. IMO, the art of puzzle-making is tougher than the craft.

Sun 11/17/2019REPORT CARD
TREADSPIRITSCHASES
CORSETTIMECOPRECOUP
MOTHERSUPERIORINCUBI
KEEPUPDENTISTONIT
ADIEUAGITATUDES
BREAKINGBADNEURONS
LEADGESDARTGUN
ALTARPARKINGFINEORE
SEAPOWERSNORISKFOBS
SETTYPEARTESMIDST
SCARBOROUGHFAIR
MATTEONEASLATETAG
CIAOJOCUNDBEAARTHUR
ADSBUCKPASSINGERODE
NETCOSTREOARIE
EROTICAWORKINGPOOR
MAGUSLOTSASIDER
ACREREBRANDERIEPA
SHELVEBATTINGAVERAGE
SEALINLIEINITEVADES
ESTADOENDNOTEETSEQ

This is a milestone puzzle for me — my 50th Sunday NY Times crossword. I thought I'd reflect on this avocation that has given me so much pleasure and has allowed me to meet so many smart and creative people that I may not have met otherwise. Crossword constructing has been a super icebreaker when I meet people for the first time, and having cruciverbalist on my resume has helped me at job interviews more than once. I'm not surprised anymore that in spite of a 50-year career in education doing important things for children for families, people want to talk more about how crosswords are made than how children learn or how we can fix our schools.

I love both the art and craft of puzzle construction. My creative juices flow when thinking of a theme that is hopefully clever, usually punny, and internally consistent. Today's puzzle, for example, of course came from my experience as an educator. Finding appropriate adjectives linked to letter grades is a common task for those of us who have been graders of student work. Using those adjectives in phrases makes for potentially fun wordplay resulting in a set of "Report Card" theme entries.

The craft of fitting those long entries into a grid is my favorite part of constructing. Working within the parameters of symmetry, under 140 words, and fresh entries are like solving a puzzle of another kind. That part of crossword construction has changed over the years with the advances of technology and the liberalization of what is an acceptable entry. My first Sunday Times puzzles about thirty years ago had to be done on graph paper, with hardcover dictionaries and a ton of trial and error. I still get joy out of finishing a tough corner or coming up with a new entry to solve a seemingly impossible crossing. It's hard to explain how when you're stuck and you put a puzzle construction down for a while, how often the solution occurs to you after some sleep or for no apparent reason at all.

The most challenging part of puzzling for me is coming up with good, original clues. I am in awe of my editors and fellow constructors who have that knack and play with words so effortlessly. I especially have admired fellow cruciverbalists like Bob Klahn, Merl Reagle, Rich Silvestri, Mike Shenk , Will Shortz, and so many others who create so much original wordplay for solvers to enjoy. I try to be as eclectic as possible with my word choices. Crosswords appeal across demographic groups. I believe creating and clueing them with one group in mind, whether they are older folks like me or younger solvers who have quite different vocabularies and interests, makes some unhappy but minimizes some opportunities to learn from each other's generational knowledge base.

What fun it is to have this crossword puzzle hobby. I hope everyone enjoys today's puzzle... and to those who like to critique — go to it! But remember, crossword puzzles are entertainment, not to be taken that seriously, just a diversion from the real problems we all face living in a sometimes unfair and irrational world.

Thu 10/17/2019
PLACIDBFACUKE
ADDUCEURLONTV
YOUBETDIAGNOSE
SPLICEDGENES
ATTACHEDHOUSES
PTSMARLENA
AFUSSGALGADOT
FINICRONETETE
LEADFOOTPERES
ARREARSRCA
COMBINEDFORCES
UNITEDSTATES
QUARTETSMOSHER
ESPNSETINTOIT
DEBSTSECESSNA

As with many puzzles that start as Sunday ideas, this one ran out of gas when I couldn't come up with enough pairings on the theme title "Joint Session" for a 21x21 puzzle. I settled on four good pairings and placed them in a weekday grid. Then another phenomenon, not so unusual for me, I tried to create as open a grid as I could, thus only 68 entries. So this puzzle has a theme that is probably on the easy side for a Thursday, but gridwise is more like a Friday or Saturday themeless with fewer than 72 words. The result is an amalgam — an open not-too-tricky themed Thursday.

I have been guilty of being one of those constructors who enjoys the challenge of creating grids with "chunky" white sections just because it gives me personal pleasure to interlock long entries. Often this results in some not so great short entries, and I might not get as clean a puzzle as some solvers might like. I believe when constructing crosswords, the solver's pleasure should be paramount, but I confess to being a little selfish about not taking simpler routes to finish themed puzzle constructions by having more of my grids use the allowable maximum of 78 entries.

I also challenged myself by having stacked the longer theme entries. This too creates puzzle construction challenges that are probably otherwise avoidable, but I like the challenge of lining up not so easy to find crossing entries that are restricted by a series of crossing adjacent pairs of letters created by the theme entries. Answers like GAL GADOT, ALAN HALE, REORG, LEADFOOT, SIDEBURNS, and COSTCO are not found often in themed puzzles, but I think they are interesting enough to make up for a less elegant partial like A FUSS or the crosswordese Jewish month of TISHRI.

Anyway, as with many of the puzzles I have constructed over the years, I have learned you can't please everyone every time. But I continue to try my best to please some of the solvers most of the time and continue to enjoy puzzle construction as a hobby that challenges me and indulges my love of wordplay, symmetry and the idiosyncrasies of the English language.

Thu 2/28/2019
HORDECURRENCY
ABEAMSTREAMBED
JASMINEANDJEANS
DANGERDARTS
TINRABBIGEOS
BADGERSANDBEARS
AHSORHEAMSN
ICEANDINK
PSIALSOAUDI
COMEDYANDCRIMES
TWIXPECOSPMS
STATSUNVOTE
PEACEANDPEPPERS
BATTERIESEIEIO
AREAMAPSDENTS

The theme entries started with JASMINE AND JEANS. I noted this would make a 15-letter entry with a cute clue (BLUE JAYS) that could be paralleled with BLACK EYES, HONEY BEES, HIGH SEAS, and GREEN PEAS. Coming up with 4 15-letter entries and a 9-letter entry for the middle was a lot for a daily puzzle, but I didn't want to give any of them up and I thought the challenge to craft a 72 word grid that could hold them all would be something I wanted to try. To make it even harder for myself I kept the parts of each pairing in alphabetical order.

Designing the theme entries this way probably caused me to have a few more abbreviations than I would have liked, which may displease some solvers. I think the trade-off for an abundance of long theme entries was worth it in this puzzle. I know sometimes it's not, and a constructor should knock out the weakest theme entry for the sake of the rest of the grid; but I managed to get a real tight theme and the personal constructing pleasure of crafting an interlock that held so many long answers.

RESAND was also an entry I didn't particularly like - it's not a word most, if any, solvers would use or hear. I spent a long time trying to get rid of it. However, when I thought of the clue "Smooth over" I thought that would compensate for the not so great "re" word. RSVPED and NBATEAM, with their consecutive consonants both got me out of trouble in the grid. I also came up with the original UN VOTE to help me complete the fill.

This was a fun crossword constructing exercise for me. I hope it's also an "aha moment" for solvers when the theme answers are discovered.

Sun 1/27/2019UNEMPLOYMENT LINES
WEBAPPATTHATASIMOV
AVATARSHEESHACTFIVE
DISTRESSEDHAIRDRESSER
ETSOCTALBEAMONSRI
DEFILEDMANICURISTPET
ICEDWAGERSSEXY
BADSEEDHOMAGECULP
LIDDISPATCHEDTAILOR
ADLIBVOLDAMAPTEST
BEENEEMERILACLDEE
DEGRADEDTEACHER
BBCPUTMISSMETETRA
ERASERUNAPOTSCHED
DISTRUSTEDBANKEREPA
GELSCAVEATNEWSBOY
DAYORAHBAASITA
INKDERANGEDCATTLEMAN
ETAEVENERARIALBWI
DISILLUSIONEDMAGICIAN
ONESTOPLASSIEEARNIT
NEMEANSNAPATSMOOTH

This is my 49th Sunday Times puzzle, and for the first time, I can say I had a glut of possible theme entries. Here are some of the other possibilities that didn't make the cut:

DEPARTED ACTOR, DEPRESSED DRY CLEANER, DEBUNKED CAMP COUNSELOR, DETESTED EXAMINER, DEBRIEFED LAWYER, DECOMPOSED SONGWRITER, DEFROCKED DRESSMAKER, DEPOSED MODEL, DISCHARGED SHOPPER, DISCOUNTED CENSUS TAKER, DISSOLVED PUZZLER, DISBARRED BALLERINA, DISCONCERTED MUSICIAN, DISINTERESTED BANKER.

I'm sure there are many more. I was inspired by a slightly related joke category: "Old___ never die, they just … e,g, "Old cashiers never die, they just check out."

I chose the seven in this puzzle because they each had adjectives that had to do with being fired or quitting. They also were dis- or de- adjectives (alternating) that have meanings unrelated to the profession, creating good wordplay. Of course, the parameter of matching word lengths for symmetry also went into the choices. Since these theme entries were on the long side I was restricted to seven; usually, I like eight or nine theme entries. The good news was that with seven theme entries I was able to have a lower word count: 134. This resulted in lots of longer fill entries involving some less common words and phrases.

A few particular entries helped me complete this grid. MCDLTS, with all its consonants, was a big help in that section... thank you McDonald's. RARE GEM, which has never appeared in a Times puzzle before, just came to me and helped complete a difficult area. This also was true of BRIGANTINE and CASEY KASEM, two unusual long entries that made the chunky bottom left corner fillable. BTW, BRIGANTINE is probably the etymological root of the term BRIG for a ship's prison. DIED ON also was an invented entry that helped me out of a difficult spot. I figured it was OK because I have had more than a few batteries die on me. Glad Will agreed.

Thu 11/22/2018
EMERALDRAPPELS
LORELEIITSALIE
HEADLESSCHICKEN
ISTOOACHETOUT
UKRAINE
BOTTOMLESSPIT
ALARBEESUGAR
LAKEBEDPRORATA
ARENATAOIVAN
ENDLESSSUMMER
INHASTE
SMOGDARALENDS
TOPLESSSWIMSUIT
ONEUNITATATIME
PODESTAYACHTER

This theme was inspired by the famous NY Post headline: "Headless Body Found in Topless Bar." I found four long entries for which I could create word rebuses. Both Headless body and Topless Bar were ineligible because of their unmatchable word lengths, so I substituted TOPLESS SWIMSUIT and HEADLESS CHICKEN - two offbeat entries that I wasn't sure would pass muster, but I'm glad they did. The latter was at least better than HEADLESS TURKEY — a "fowl" idea for a puzzle appearing on Thanksgiving.

When doing the fill here, as I like to do with many of my 15 x 15 themed puzzles, I try to include a lot of 7 or 8-letter entries. They lend themselves to better clues, IMO. So in this one my favorite entries are ITS A LIE ("Fake news!",) ONE UNIT (Blood drive donation,) LAKEBED (Superior floor,) DISARMED (Took the heat off?,) and PODESTA (first time this was clued in relation to the Clinton campaign's hacked campaign manager — it has always been clued as an Italian mayor).

Some of the other 7's and 8's were infrequently used in crosswords, as well — RAPPELS, YACHTER, and PASS AWAY. As a constructor, you have to balance the benefits of including a lot of 7+ entries with the inevitable crossing of 3 and 4-letter words, some of which are overused or not easy to clue in a fresh way. I think this puzzle has a little of that issue, but I think worth the payoff for some of the better clues of the longer fill.

Sat 9/1/2018
SAMBASGAMBIA
TRIEDONCUISINE
ITSAZOOOLDSTER
MIDSENTENCEPRO
SCOTSHATHFATS
OLESMISOSERIO
NESCENTRIPETAL
BUDGETCUT
CONANOBRIENHAN
APERYUNOSPELE
NEERWRENPRADA
INDTIGRISRIVER
TENMILESLOVENE
BROILERTALENTS
ESTATEGETSET

This one started with IT'S A ZOO crossing NOTHING BURGER, two entries I heard on the same day I started this puzzle. The former was a response to the NYC subways on a particularly bad day and the latter was uttered on cable news at least five times that day, probably by defense lawyers for you know who.

I liked CONTORTIONIST because I had the clue (one who is bent out of shape) in mind for a while. I also really like the clue for CENTRIPETAL (a force of nature). It seems that many themeless puzzles these days don't favor long words instead of phrases or idioms; some think they're not as interesting. I think it's all about the clues — if they're clever, then the solver will enjoy the entry.

MIDSENTENCE occurred to me because I have the bad habit of interrupting others that way. My daughter has recently made a point of that to me. I was surprised to learn that this is the first time that word was in a Times crossword.

I'm pleased that this puzzle is mostly junk-free in a pretty diagram. After all the puzzles I've constructed over the years, I still get a kick out of a good-looking grid with a low word count. The aesthetics of an attractive array of black and white squares is not appreciated by all solvers, but it's a big part of why I like to solve and create themeless puzzles so much.

Thu 7/5/2018
ANGDRABARABIA
LOLAIDEMABELL
IDATOOLONEALL
BUDGETGARDENLE
ALEROAIMEDLIL
BAYOFSCAYCAVE
AREREINMODES
ATADADAM
TRASHUBERWMD
HORSENUNCTION
EMTSKORTCARTA
MADSCENEALBEIT
OILMANALMATOE
SNEERYDEERANS
TERESAYANKPST

The idea for this puzzle was inspired when Donald Trump made the unfounded charges that he was being wiretapped by President Obama at Trump Tower. It got me to thinking what government agencies might go undercover to listen in on our conversations. Four came to mind: FBI, DEA, NSA, and CIA. Since each of these three-letter agencies hide themselves I thought I could hide them in a crossword and "wiretap" the puzzle solver.

Of course, with NY Times solvers being as smart as they are, they would figure who was spying on them as soon as the theme clicked in. I provided a "helper" by including the entry WIRETAP in the lower right of the puzzle (this clearly made the puzzle easier to solve — I wonder if most solvers want that kind of help or not).

Rebus puzzles with multiple unique rebuses are more challenging to solve than ones with the same rebus throughout. It's nice when you can connect them with a theme, especially one that is also related to how they appear "undercover" in the grid.

The entry ILL LIVE, which is making its debut in the NY Times, came to mind when my grandson banged his knee and went into full histrionics. I said to him "Don't worry, you'll live."

Have a great summer.

Fri 2/2/2018
WITCHHUNTAGASP
EMERGENCYRUNTO
ESTATECARTATAS
DERNDAREDEVILS
STANCESAMALIE
IEDARTISANS
STEELJIVESBIS
ERASBODEDBOSE
XERFAKERHURTS
CATSEYESGOD
ADHEREDOGSPAS
PETERROGETELSE
ADOSENICHOLASI
DONATELCAPITAN
ENEWSBLAMEGAME

Haven't had a themeless for a while, used to do a lot of them.

This one was seeded with WITCH HUNT and BLAME GAME, two entries that have unfortunately become part of our political discourse. Some Russians were in the mix — NICHOLAS I and STALINIST to add to the Russian investigation mix.

I was happy to include CATS EYES and DOG SPAS, another pair of cousins. SEXCAPADE is a rare entry, as is ENEWS... I bet we get some comment on another E word. BUD SELIG and PETER ROGET are a couple of nice full name answers, as well.

I wish I could have gotten rid of HGT, my least favorite entry.

Thu 7/20/2017
REBECCAINFLATE
EXEDOUTSPOOLED
WATTSTHEPROBLEM
ACTATOMSTASTE
RTESOSUBERTIE
MARLAMADAMS
OPIATESTREE
HOWESBUSINESS
SONSALBANIA
ONOCAYTRYST
CONTACAMISAPS
KLEINECOLEHOE
HULETTHEDOGSOUT
OLEOOILENGROSS
PUGNOSEMAYISEE

This theme was inspired by Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First?" routine. The question words who, what, how, why, when, where, which lend themselves to homophones. Since the first three directly correspond to names I came up with three fifteens that could be punned.

Making it a 72 worder with lots of sevens enabled me to have a better fill. (I also got to put my daughter's name in at 1-Across — REBECCA.)

Sun 5/21/2017MISQUOTING SCRIPTURE
STKSCHUBERTADSALE
BAREOREMUTAHTAILEND
ANAYEFORANAYEANNETTE
ACCOSTSTADASTRA
THEFLASHISWEAKCHER
HOSEOCTETITSGREAT
ASSAULTOFTHEEARTH
SAFARIEDBARNONE
ERODINGLIMASEASEBY
GARDENOFETONGETEVA
ABBASGEORGIEVALES
LIIINSFALSEPROFITS
CDCASENFLERREGATTA
DOGSAGEREFEREED
THEROUTEOFALLEVIL
RENEGEONASIAMAVIA
OAFSINTHEBIGINNING
LDLSPACYAVIATOR
LOUSEUPAMARKUPONCANE
SUTTERSCOSIGNERILIE
TEEPEEKEEPBUSYNET

I like punny themes... the more groans the better. Constructors, like Merl Reagle, Rich Silvestri and Cathy Allis, who are among my favorites, have done great work in this genre, especially when they created puzzles with outrageous or clever puns around a particular topic.

"Misquoting Scriptures" tries to do that. It probably started with IN THE BIG INNING, something I probably heard or read related to how the Bible could be connected to baseball. It's a beautiful pun in that it is quite euphonious and funny to think that the Bible would have anything to say about baseball.

Some solvers don't like puns and some who do are strict constructionists about the pun being an exact or very, very close sound-alike, such as GARDEN OF ETON and A MARK UPON CANE are in this puzzle. But, like Merl and Cathy, I'm a little more forgiving about how close in sound a pun needs to be if the entry fits the theme and the clue and solution generate a smile or groan. FORBIDDEN FLUTE and ASSAULT OF THE EARTH are two examples of less rigorous euphony, yet still fit the theme in a funny way.

I'm sure my constructor colleagues who also like these kinds of themes will agree that it sometimes hard to find a balanced set of punny theme entries for a Sunday puzzle, all of which are so tight with their puns that the substitutions are all homophones. That is something to strive for, but should not, in my opinion, be determinative of whether a pun-based theme should fly or not. For this puzzle I was happy that all the theme entries fit the clueing template "The Bible on..." and none were too far astray that the original word being manipulated was not easily identifiable with the original quote.

I was also pleased that I was able to construct this one with a fairly low word count and a lot of theme squares. With some guidance from Will and some reworking, I think we minimized the unappealing and crosswordese entries.

Now I'm thinking about "Misquoting Shakespeare" e.g. TWO BS OR NOT TWO BS — What the Bard thought about when spelling Caribbean?

Hope you enjoy the puzzle.

POW Sun 4/10/2016SOMETHING IN THE WATER
CHEERUPALAMOPASTRY
LATRINEJUDAEAELAINE
AVENGERATLANTICOCEAN
SERIOSINOUBOAT
SANERUNESCOANNUSB
IGARAFTALERONTAP
COLORADORIVERGONDOLA
LEVERETGRANDCANAL
GEESENASSTEELMILL
ORSOROOSTSMITENAE
HICSROBCATASSBEIT
IDAWACOASPENSASKS
OILTANKERHANVERSA
ARABIANSEATRAWLER
NOTASTECHESAPEAKEBAY
SNORTSTEPPARDOBE
SRSBAIMAITRECROSS
FERRYRUTHHOTEL
NEWYORKHARBOREVELINE
AVATARAGEONEREELECT
HARDLYNOWAYEXPOSES

This puzzle took a few iterations to get it where it was. Placing the various boats, ships, etc above and below the bodies of water was not so easy to do without resorting to lot of junk entries.

In my original composition I had THE DEAD SEA with a FLOATER on top of it. If you have ever been there you can actually lie on top of the water because it is so dense. Will saw it as a non-watercraft so FLOATER had to go out. I substituted OILTANKER on top of ARABIAN SEA and worked hard to fill that middle left area with that combination and three long down entries crossing them. The corresponding right middle area with GONDOLA atop GRAND CANAL was also difficult to match up with decent fill.

I started with the UBOAT under the ATLANTIC OCEAN. It's a one-off so I hope that the solvers will get the reason why that's below and not on top of the water.

Looking forward to the responses to this one.

Sun 6/14/2015THE IN CROWD
ONPAPERCHATSALCAPP
FAILUREOILRIGDAUBED
FIGHTINJUSTICEITSPAT
AVIAKEELSTKTPESOS
LETITGEDROOSTPASHA
GENERALINFORMATION
MOLECOAMSVOUSTOG
BRAININJURYJETESITE
ADONISEPAEROSAVER
SOSADSLIPONULSTERS
COURTINJUNCTION
EQUALTONESTERLOOPY
LUNNMARKFRATOOKTO
RASHOSESSISTERINLAW
ODUESTDAPTYOSASS
PRIVATEINVESTMENTS
OUTEDDREADHOBSIGMA
PARCHEURLAMARPOOR
LEBEAUCRIMINALINTENT
IDLESTTOCOMELAYETTE
USENETNEONSSLEAZES

The theme started with IN VESTMENTS. Seemed like a breakup that could lead to some interesting wordplay. I thought there would be plenty like PRIVATE IN VESTMENTS where the IN word could be split and form some fun phrases. Oddly enough, it took a lot of work to find these seven — words like INCREASE, INVOICE, INSPECTOR, INSECT didn't have pairings that made a phrase that could be clued easily.

This is the kind of wordplay theme I like as a solver. It's on the traditional side (no rebus, no circles, no meta). I call it sort of an Alice in Wonderland look at the language. I find these kind of themes hard to come up with but very satisfying when I do. Merl Reagle does this the best.

I'm also pleased I got this one down to a 132 worder. I am motivated to go for low word counts because it force me to include longer fill entries that solvers don't see as much. I also find it forces me to come up with entries that I've never used before (e.g. TEEN IDOL, JENNERS, LOOPY, AB POSITIVE, etc.)

I hope no one is offended by BRAIN INJURY in the puzzle ... my feeling has always been if it's in the language and I could read it in the NY Times then it's OK for a puzzle. There have been lots of NFL articles about brain injuries. I once got a letter from a solver ticked off that I use CRAZY as an entry because it he said it made light of mental illness (this puzzle has LOOPY). I guess I'm also not a strong believer in the "breakfast test"... crossword puzzles should not be taken that sensitively IMO ( I once did a whole puzzle about unappetizing foods, e.g FRIED LICE, BEES AND CARROTS, et al). Like Merl says..."twisted but fair."

Thanks to Will for publishing this one. The best editors, like him, always make my puzzles better.

Happy solving!

Sun 7/27/2014WHAT'S MY LINE?
BLTSCTRLCHAFFIMED
PRAHAAREAHATLOLALO
SORRYWRONGNUMBERLYIN
ITGORACEINLAWAGITA
SHOWMETHEMONEYPRESET
TENSEIBETTRITE
RAMONAXELDOOZIES
ELILANDAUTARATYCO
DIGONCEUPONATIMEOHI
FEHRYAPNORASAMUEL
ANTICRIPPEDOFFREADS
CAMAROCUBALAOAGUE
ETATHATSALLFOLKSALE
DEKEWOESITWASIIED
DEADENDSHEDNINAS
STOLESEATETHAN
FARFELITSNOTYOUITSME
EMIRSSNEADBERMHOOD
DOGETAKEMYWIFEPLEASE
OCHSALEVEBLURPRMEN
NOTHCEDESALLOSEIS

The idea for this puzzle came from one of my favorite clues that I originally used in a themeless puzzle — "Subway line" (answer EAT FRESH.) I also had a similar clue waiting to be used in a puzzle — "Finish line" (answer THAT'S ALL FOLKS.) So I decided to try to find more of these and weave them into a Sunday crossword. What resulted were the ten theme entries you see in "What's My Line?" Sometimes clues are a good source for theme ideas I find. For example I once did a puzzle on diets, because there were so many clever ways to clue that word, e.g. middle management (diet for a white collar exec?), lessen plan (diet for a teacher), etc.

It's always a challenge to fill the puzzle smoothly when you have more than 8 theme entries (I usually like to have 9 or more in my Sunday puzzles because I think the theme entries are the most fun for solvers to fill in and the most fun for me to construct and clue). In this puzzle the toughest part was have two pair of theme entries side by side in the upper right and lower left.

Some particularly tough areas to fill in were in the upper left corner… I chose to add a cheater black box in the corner rather than present the solver with some crosswordese. I had to come up with THROW TO (a new entry I believe) in order to finish that corner. In the lower left I had some back and forth with Will about the entry FARFEL. I remember FARFEL as a famous ventriloquist's (Jimmy Nelson) dog who appeared in a memorable commercial for Nestles Chocolate. (It's also a pasta found in Jewish chicken soup.) Will wanted me to consider another entry but any I could think of would have changed 94A STOLE to STELE, a much inferior fill in my opinion. These are the decisions constructors have to make all the time and editors have to rule on. My favorite fills were DOOZIES, SCHEDULE A, PRMEN, FARFEL, RIPPEDOFF, CHUNNEL, OHWELL, and INTHERE. These are not seen too often in puzzles. I also enjoyed cluing ITGO by referencing Travolta's made-up "Adele Dazeem" (sorry it didn't make it past the editor's desk).

This is my 101st published NY Times crossword, most of which were edited by Will. Much appreciation to him for editing my work and making my puzzles better.

Thu 3/28/2013
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DONOOTHERBRIN
DFERTRIPSLIED
DARKSTARPOETE
OHSTOREADOR
STOVERESORT
PAVERECURPUM
AMERICANITIZENS
SPNNOTONINDO
STEELEUPTON
CALIENDOORC
ABALLNATIONAL
MCIVSPIRTDICA
EDNAARESOENOY
NEEGSSESSANS
Sun 7/15/2012"A" TRIP AROUND THE WORLD
BADENFACTSHUTLUI
ALAMOASHEWISHIOARS
AFRICASIARGENTINARUBA
ATLANTALMAATANDORRA
ITDGLINTSLENIENT
IDIOCYOATESWINESAPS
PALHEBHEFMINTTOP
AGOGTEKPANESTEPS
NAVALFADGADPOV
AMERICARIZONALBANIA
ALGERIALABAMARCADIA
ALBERTALAMEDASTORIA
EEWTEDSEZALLEN
SHIRRDOESDIPSILT
HANHEWSBOLLACFLO
ITSADATERANISCARTON
ABUSIVEAEGEANMRE
ALTOONARMENIARALSEA
ANTARCTICALASKANTIGUA
ODERSEWEDMOETOZONE
LSDSADEENDSNESTS
Sat 3/5/2011
ARTCLASSMARIS
RAILEDATSOLENT
KNEEHOLETIBIAE
SITARINBALANCE
NORBEGETSFOP
ASARULEMORN
HAMSTRINGBORNE
APEMENMINCES
DPLUSODOMETERS
ALADONETERM
TENCRYPTSAGA
APIASAMOAWRATH
SITSINSWEETPEA
TEEINGEATFRESH
ESSAYDNATESTS
Sun 4/18/2010WHATS-ITS
BITEITLSDCMIISAYIT
IWANNAATASLANTADENO
COMETOTHINKOFITGETIT
NAMEROCKYVIBENITO
INPARKLEADOUT
AREICETEASEELADS
MTOSSAOTBBARKCLOTH
OILLOWBIDBOLTOMNIA
ELLIEARTCROWEUSTED
STILETTOFLATIRONBSA
NAPAWROUGHTOTOE
LAGOPENAREAHEMOSTAT
ONIONABNERNILNOOSE
ENNUISACSROTINININ
WAISTHIGHGATATTICS
STEALIMODULOSHTS
SCYTHESPARTER
SPACEKITSATIERIPS
EATITTAKEITORLEAVEIT
ALETAOVERPAIDSTELMO
SEEITMESSDTSLOSEIT
Sun 10/11/2009AUTHOR! AUTHOR!
ANGLEWINHONUSADAM
COOEDJANEOMANIGAME
HARTEBURNSWESTLONDON
THEOREMOCANADAPEAKS
FLAPTABORCREW
GAFFESWIFTWALKERWHA
ISOSUEMEASTAIRES
SNOWWHITEETATISTINK
METEOUTBEADEAROGRE
OREGONCARRPARKERHID
BODPOLETROUAIT
EMUSTEELEMANNDIMPLE
LENDWIREDUPMOTORED
SAYIDOCESSSTOUTKING
ARAPAHOESIOUXCIE
SANWILDESINGERGLENS
ESTDATMANNERO
CARLOSCRIPPSINASPOT
BROWNWOOLFPOUNDSTONE
ELBATUBALLUNGPICKS
ROSYSLOPEETCSTOPS
Sun 8/16/2009LET'S TALK ABOUT ME
TACKEDRIFTSBIDSFDR
HEARTSUNDUEUTAHREE
ERRORMESSAGERADIOERA
BOONETHIMASSAPPEAL
USTAITISSOWACSTRIM
RTECOUNTERPLEANIELS
BANGONSAGASINNS
STEERINGBANVISEPUB
RECEIVINGLINEBONO
TUBALUSERSEASESINTO
ATOLLSENDWADACESIT
RIODIABLOHASUPONELS
ELKOFILMDIRECTION
SEPRENEETHTASTIEST
RAMSOATENLEANTO
UCONNTENDEROFFERGAM
NAPEBOACRONELYFIRM
CROSSWORDSUTACARLY
LASTCALLPECKINGORDER
OFAONEAALPESRIALTO
GELTARPSMASHELDEST
Fri 5/29/2009
DIGITPASTTENSE
ENOTEASPARTAME
AFLATRCAVICTOR
REDLETTERTHEGO
OREOHONEST
LINCENTRELAIC
DOGSAGESALERNO
DRAPERHEATON
ATTUNESWOOFING
DOERALDERSFER
STARESWISE
SPOUTTYPEFACES
HENRYVIIIIVINS
INBALANCELEASE
ANYLONGERARLES
Sun 1/18/2009HIGH FIVE
ARLISSHEDGEITCHED
REACTORNODEARRAPIDS
ALGERIAOLDBLACKMAGIC
GLOBALCLIMATEASAHES
ATSEANABORS
RANGEGOLFBALLMARKER
OLEGMSPARAFEETINE
COWBOYHATMAKERPATTY
KNEESEUSSUTESESTEE
YELLFIREPLYCMSYRS
GODBLESSAMERICA
OTBLEEBEARESIDENT
RHYMETERROBIESALEE
DECOYROBINANDMARIAN
EGADSOIISEESETARS
ROBERTMCNAMARATASSE
MORESOFETAL
ECOLEGHONORBLACKMAN
MOBILEALABAMAINHASTE
IDIDITOILMANEYELETS
TETONSBRAUNADIDAS
Sun 9/7/2008PUN-DITRY
AIRSMONGOLSOLIVES
TRUCKSSKILLETDESILU
IMMUNERELIABLESAUCES
TAPSINPELTKODTVA
SIGHSFAZETHENATION
PATHOUSEAMESOMN
ALETREEASTERIST
SMALLARMTHENOOSEHOUR
TAKEIIBSENLATENED
ANYPEELRAGAOYS
THEOHREALLYFACTOR
APUHOOPFOURSWF
MONSOONSIENAOMNIS
BEATTHEPRESSMISDEALT
ATOOATHSELEAVIE
HENELMOASSAYYEW
SUNDAYMOANINGASSES
AMIREAOILSOHDEAR
WASHINGTONWEAKNOSALE
ENLISTONEACRESWELLS
DEEDEENOTNEEDLSAT
Fri 6/8/2007
MRBOJANGLESBBS
AIRFORCEONEART
PLAYSAROUNDNOR
SEGOLIEAWAKE
RAMBOSNONET
SPEEDBAGMARC
TAVMARYJHARSH
ARIDESTEMANATE
TALONHADITMIR
EMILWINESAPS
HONESDESERT
OUTDATESUFOS
UNENICOLASCAGE
STNDNAMOLECULE
ESTSAFETYZONES
Fri 4/27/2007
WORKSHOPOKAPIS
OPENLINERAMONE
REBOOTEDFRANCE
DRAWBRIDGEAHEAD
ELLIOT
SOPHOCLESEAGLE
APROPOSTACKLED
DEAVERTHRIVE
ADDENDSSTOODIN
TSARSSTEEPNESS
ENGRAM
SARASOTASPRINGS
POORATCATALINA
INTIMEELEVENAM
NEEDEDSTRIDERS
Fri 3/9/2007
HSTSWISSBANKS
AORBDISPERSION
SHUEIRRATIONAL
TINGEEASTON
YOKEMATEONEACT
NATALELOU
THETIPPINGPOINT
BELLLAPGEORGIE
SALESRESISTANCE
PRERENTAL
STRAYSNESTEGGS
GETFAROXLIP
INSINUATORAONE
FIRSTFLOORMAZE
STATEFARMSTAD
Sun 3/4/2007YOU CAN LOOK IT UP
DITTOANTEDTRACESPN
ONEALHEAVERAULGRIT
ONEBELOWPARUNDEROATH
FATSERASAGELIMIT
UTELSATTIETOENIGMA
SERBIAFOLLOWINGSUIT
RAGWEEDSSTOMATA
BEFOREHANDVAGUEVEL
ODICIRSIAGOAWARE
EDNABESTADLIBFRI
RANDOMHOUSEUNABRIDGED
EDSELISECRAPGAME
ABYSSANATOKAELIE
DRULORANABOVEBOARD
DASBOOTDRONESON
OVERSUBSCRIBEPOSING
NOFAIRTOONSMAINMOO
LEANONMEMIMEAGRO
AFTERWARDTHELASTWORD
BOOSLIMOTOTESMANIA
EXESSLYSEVERSCREST
Thu 1/18/2007
HADACOWCEZANNE
ERITREAANEROID
NEATARRANGEMENT
SAGANETTUSLAV
CIASOLID
CHANGEOFHEART
OSUNEAOATER
PIERCEDIMPLODE
ELIELSNONOS
CONVERTEDRICE
EMEERANO
TURNMAUSALGAE
ANAGRAMMEDWORDS
FTMEADETEAROUT
TOASTEDABYSSES
Sun 2/26/2006WRITING LESSON
CHARTERTHATINUSE
THENERVEHOLENIGER
WRONGTOEVERSPLITTHEM
OURLOISGOTOTHEPIU
KEEPERBONEBEERCANS
ISTOBESELDOMLYUSED
AECJALROSERTS
ISMOREORLESSOKAAA
GUINNESSWHONEEDSTHEM
UNREALREADERSLEOVI
ADASOSOOSLOPES
NETTYSPORTINGIJANE
AREIMPORTANTCARRACER
MARARENTNECESSARY
CSIELIOLOOCBS
TOENDSENTENCESWITH
ELEGISTSLEARLOAFER
OLDEKEATADIDLEAYE
ALLTIMEWORSTMISTAKES
RESETSOREANNEALED
STUDSPLODNOTEPAD
Thu 12/1/2005
ASPCAMELTSCOS
SPIREEIEIOAPU
COCOCHANNELLEI
ROANITSDELINT
INSULTSMIMOSAS
BESSESTINNYTIM
EDONOIRSAARE
DONNEDEAL
ASEAANODEHTS
INNCROWDSOREAT
RESHAPEMENORCA
TENANTSALLOOM
IRAFINNISHLINE
MEROCEANRUNIN
ERERSVPSSPECS
Sun 10/2/2005ONE FOR THE BOOKS
SNUFFCATEREPSNEIL
TAPIRUTILERATONME
BRIDGETJOSSDIARYFRAG
RELOENOSATTNLOGO
EATISTTHELOVELYBOS
AKINDWUHANEZER
MYPOINTANDIDOHAVEO
SONICELITERALGAS
LOSOMEDOVESEARLEEVA
ALIASEGGROLELAY
LIMPTHENOSPINZODALI
ANIBOORARFSETON
LEAATRISKOTRUETHING
ARNRESCUESHASBRO
ANDTHENTHEREWERENO
URDUDEANEENNEA
AROOMOFOSOWNCAPCOD
TSARLISPIVANRONA
BURNMETALKPRETTYODAY
ALEEEREAFROSISLET
YARDCOPSCENTCLYDE
Sun 10/3/2004ABRIDGED VERSIONS
DRONETSKSSSRSSTEW
RARERITEMTOLETUHUH
RIDEANDPREJUDICENERO
USEDTOBELOTDORMROOM
TERILITTLEOMENROYS
HRSMATEOROOABOO
RINLOORUNSOFFTO
ABOUTOLDMOUNTAINCOR
LANDLADYNONPREBORN
THEDAVINCIODESAONE
AWEANNOBELATKO
EMIRSGOODBYEMRHIPS
SITSPATVIARATIONED
AAHOFICEANDMENSIGNS
INTATTERSKAITEL
HITSOTSSCARSEPA
HEREOTHERGOOSEOXEN
DOWNRUSHGROFISHNETS
ODIETHETURNOFTHECREW
JANSAERIEZWEIDETRE
ODDSHASPONESYASIR
Sun 8/1/2004POLITICAL COMBAT
JABMESSPAARGFLAT
UNOGARTHBOSSAOATHS
INNAXIALURICHSCRAP
CONFLICTOFINTEREST
EYEDICELNATIONAL
ATTACKEDBYTHEPRESS
AMSIRVEEESEPTA
CAMPAIGNWARCHESTDART
ETALSIEGLEOSLOS
RERENTAIRESMASH
BOMBSHELLANNOUNCEMENT
ERROLTERNAWCMON
CBCCOINREDOCACO
RARAWAGEDAFLOORFIGHT
ITOUTLIDOAFSEE
SHOTHISBIGMOUTHOFF
PEKOETEAINTOLAZE
BATTLEGROUNDSTATES
EPCOTOLLIEREAIRBLT
MEADEFEELSNUTTYADO
SATYRFRATSPASTAP
Sun 7/11/2004YOU SEE NOW?
DAMPMOPINASLUMPSLAT
OLOROSOMALAYSIAPUPU
GIVESUPFORLUCENTECOL
SEEMESENESCENTNEILS
ANSELIRISYEOMODELA
GOODOCATBUSLIVEDON
ERNGULLMENSALADE
DUCETALCHULKTHE
STASHCAVALCADEGEOM
SPRITSRRSEIDERECTO
PEASOUPERREDLETTER
ANDYSIDESVCRUNHOLY
ICUSACIDULOUSCOORS
NECKNOTCOWSHILT
EVENTSKOSMATARBI
IGUANASNIPLANEJEAN
ORNITHDANLORDREADS
MAINSDEVALUATEASPCA
OTOEUCLACONFIDENTIAL
TINSNOCHARGEINTENSE
HASTSNOOTIERNOODGES
Wed 4/14/2004
CANEREMIXSPEC
ANATIRANICURL
PITCHFORKSAGRA
EMUELSAULNAS
MARPLETOSSPOTS
ATEUPUNISUE
YESTPHOTONEMS
THROWRUGS
PINAUKLETTARA
ONOCDEBANAL
PASSKEYSSANCTA
SHIPSQUAYIRS
TORECHUCKSTEAK
ALEEHAILEINCA
REEDEDDASSTEN
Sun 2/8/2004OVERHEARD AT THE POKER GAME
STARTOFFTIMPANIHIYA
POREOVERANDIRONOLAV
IHOPEIWINTHISPOTMLLE
TOMSETASNOWEDIN
SEANSABSOLVEETAREG
IHAVETOFOLDONBASE
SPIKELEELIAMDOW
HEROESGAPHBOSTDS
IWANTAFULLHOUSEHOWIE
ITITUNEDINSAMOSA
TESFINDERFEINTSCCS
AREOLAINORDERARI
KEANUIMINFORAHUNDRED
ERLEPATCTSDEEDEE
LASOXENMAEWESTS
STILTSIMTHEDEALER
IRVUHSSHARONSLEAPT
GOESDEAFBRITMAI
NOGOIDLIKEANOTHERACE
APOPLAOTIANREASONER
LSTSATWORSTSAWSTARS
Sat 11/29/2003
SOBSACCTGRAFT
ANAPTHAIRICER
DERRMARVEVADE
SAGAAGROCEDES
ACEYNAILBITERS
CRIEDLEILAMAE
KENDOLLSUNSELD
ONASTREAK
HOBNOBHORRIBLE
ETOTOMESTREAD
COOPERATEDELSA
TOKENNOWISACS
ALLATTRIMORAN
REESEACNERULE
ESTERSHESTSAR
Sun 9/21/2003BOOKS ON TAPE
MANEATERSDARERPADRE
EMOTIONALEMILEERRED
TOMCRUISELUCYLAWLESS
HERDPROASISEEIT
GAMEDATONRICHES
ISISBESOMADASDAS
OWNKEVINBACONEMMETT
TANLINESALMSONEONTA
TRIODESPULEISOGONAL
OMEGASCHEFBALSAIRK
DORRAYROMANOBAS
SSROPENSREDSLUTHOR
EPICURESHONELACTOSE
RAVINESTONIPORKYPIG
GREEDYJAMESWOODSPEG
EERGAPECOLTSVERA
SPEAKSDUNKPERSE
GOMORRAHUSOBEAN
JEREMYIRONSVINDIESEL
ANGLESTEAKELAINEMAY
BESTSHASTYREITERATE
Sun 7/13/2003WORDS APART
RELAYCOMPLEVSPAT
ALAMOAWOLSSAPPAARE
DIVIDEDLOYALTIESPROM
ISEATEFARCETOTUP
AIRSONESEPIAIREST
NONOCLEFTPALATEDES
SNERTELROYDIRAC
TENDERLASECOUP
SCENACUPIDSCAMPI
BAHRAINPANAMASARPEL
EMOBROKENPROMISEANE
APPALVETOERSRESENDS
NAPPEDLENNYMARYS
SNEEAPPSCHOIRS
DRAMAREHABSAWED
LESSPLITLEVELSTHAR
IMACSNAIVEETSZERO
ECLATBARREANYELS
DEANSEPARATEDCOUPLES
TEDSALESLOYALNOISE
OSSOLATMEDEGLESS
Thu 6/19/2003
TENUREDDENG
NINETYDEGRODEO
EGGBEATERINIGO
EEREUGENES
DROPILIESHEAVY
SINSCANT
VISTAHENTAROT
IDEALALGUPEND
MIDSTPALRIVES
ILENENAE
GREATODDSONRED
LEGPULLSAY
ACREDISRAELITE
STEREVINGROOMS
SOTSBARNONE
Fri 6/6/2003
DUDSCHAPTOSCA
ATEERAJAELWAY
CUBASUGARREESE
CRUSADEARMADAS
ANTIGENSUITE
DERDISTENDS
HOSESBUTTELOO
TWASMUSESTOLL
TAMMOLTSCAWED
PROPERLYCAL
ALDASHAULOFF
AAMILNEASSURER
IMINEYESBELIZE
WELTYETTAABET
ANKHSSHAHHISS
Fri 4/25/2003
ONEHITSAFIRE
RENAMELUSTRES
GASTAXMAGICACT
ALICAPEMANGEO
NOLONOTERBLIP
SNERTPRESOAPS
DUALEXHAUST
SERTACORNS
EARFORMUSIC
TAMESTISSERFS
USEDARLESRARE
STNFREESUPCEE
SMELLIERRAPIER
LASSOESFRIEZE
ENSUESSTARED
Sat 3/1/2003
JABSRAGASCOMP
AGIOEVICTIRAQ
KUDUPENTAFARR
EASTERNAIRLINES
HAIGOTIC
ASPERSENOTASTE
CHURNEDSNAPPER
LIMNNONO
ARABISTCHARRED
MESAMISLUNETTE
PALEARCH
CIRTCELENRETSEW
HOPINITTIROSA
ATMSTOTOEONTV
PASTSTANDNYSE
Sun 9/29/2002TITLE HOLDERS
DROPINPASDEBARNOWLS
OENONEEBOOKAVIATION
VITOCORLEONETOMWINGO
ENOLAELENIDONSTEAR
MSECEMEERDIDNT
SARAHWOODRUFFBARS
OVENELMOSTAMINAGAS
AECROOTSSCARAMANGA
KRUPAROILSEDDSAUL
STRICTMATEAEROSTAT
CHARLESPRIMROSE
JERRYLEEHARMESTHER
ELOINUSTOPICASIDE
ALECLEAMASROLLSPGA
NAGUNTIMEDSEATAPED
MICAOLIVERMELLORS
HAMASNAFTABRUT
ALASECONTRALATOADY
ROYHOBBSBIGGERTHOMAS
SHOETREEYEARNHONORE
HARDCOREASSADERASER
Thu 9/19/2002
TIEGAMEWARNING
AZTECANARMENIA
DON2RRYLOS2RLD
ADARLAIKAREES
SFOMERCK
EMCEEINDATLAS
XIIDADOUNVEIL
MALEXI2UNDTRU
EMIGRERHEAGEM
TIARAPTSCLODS
ALLAHTEA
ATONASYOUSOSA
FOR2RTHFLA2RMS
BAZOOKAFLAREUP
STODGESSEADOGS
Sun 8/25/2002EGO TRIP
BRAGMOLLSASKTOAMEN
LEVIERATOSLAINLYNE
IVEGOTACRUSHONMEBETE
MIRPILERHEEENJOYED
ESTATESRBISBLOOMERS
YESSIRBOARTRITESET
IMSTILLTHEONESADO
SCIFIBOLLELIEZOD
CALSLOPSHALLSALOME
AMIMINIMEVSALGERIA
REGSBECAUSEOFMEDENS
COHERESLPSFLOPSDUE
ENTAILALOESARTEMEL
ULMULANLIMAABETS
ISPYEMBRACEABLEME
SAMORBEDRUNESIMPLE
ANYWHEREBATSSPEARED
DILEMMAARCHOTOSEGG
OBISIGETAKICKOUTOFME
REFTTESTYNORMSBEER
ALESESPYSGOAPEERNS
Wed 8/7/2002
BEASTOSCARTAG
ADLAICARPEOIL
BUGSPRAYERSADO
ACETUTPOTSDAM
SERMONCENSES
TESLASTITCH
CASSTOTSOSOLE
UGHCOWSLIPOAR
PREGOECONELMO
SIERRAAGAPE
PASSONWALKBY
POSSESSLABNRA
IRKTURKEYSHOOT
ELIERIKATOWNE
SYNDECKSSYNCS
Sat 7/13/2002
MASTERCLOCKCUE
ALLAMERICANASP
SAYITAINTSOSSE
AMESLESPLATER
DOSREFILLING
ASTRALERAFRAN
SHODDENROTE
PROVISOESSENES
LOUPINBREED
ASTINEAAGORAE
TEENAGERSARA
TARGETRECIVES
ENEGIVENADVICE
RNAIMITATIONAL
SERSENTTOPRESS
Fri 6/14/2002
DVDPLAYERSPIT
EARLOFAVONTETE
STAYSALIVEASSN
PICSLICEDBREAD
OCHSLETKETTLE
TAMESSOBELAIR
SNARESRELAPSES
BAHAALBA
GROSSESTYOYOMA
UARALLORRERAN
ENDALLPOTRIND
SWEPTASHOREEAR
SIRSCLOSERANGE
ETTESULTANATES
RHOSRESTORERS
Sun 6/9/2002Modern Contacts
WARTIMESALUMNIRACER
ONEONONEVARLETADANO
WEEKENDABERNIESVISTA
CLERKARIOPENERS
IDESTNEWSAELEVENYET
MODPERLELOPEZRAES
ATIPOUISNINERNITS
MENAWORKMIDGETECH
TARODICERSHAKERS
AWAITSSINKESTERBIT
LITCHOSENARANDOMASA
ANTHAREMNACLROSTER
ISOTOPEAHIGHHIST
ROUEAKITALOSTASEA
INSTCLINECELTETNA
FOESGRANTLOESSRMN
ANYYOUNGAHEARTBAAED
MEABALLEATEARNS
ISLETLOVEAFIRSTSIGHT
SCALEEPOPEEARTICLEI
HOWLSREWARDGAUCHEST
Thu 1/3/2002
EGGTRIADMESA
NIABRONTEONES
DJSALINGERPTAS
EATSUPAESAWE
ANOSEFBSKINNER
RENLARUEROGET
SANEROLDS
GPWODEHOUSE
LIRATABLE
ICANTSTIESBED
MEFORSTERTILDE
EFTAHAGETOUT
ALITETLAWRENCE
DONABEIGESDEC
EEGSADDONEST
Sun 9/23/2001BOOK BINDING
BADEGGSALISTSUNARMS
BOOLEANGANTRYSOTHAT
LUCKYSEVENTEENENTIRE
STSSMEEGERMSANTA
HEARTBURNONTHEROAD
RETURNSLANRERUNS
AREASAGWIGSBTU
DRACULATHEMANKEEPERS
AOLBARESELIDEACES
RLSONINSTONEMARKER
JAZZOUTOFAFRICA
PESETASCOOTIESTOTT
IDOSBELLEPEPSIDER
ADDUPTOAIRPORTMISERY
FAAEROOUSSEURO
ANALOGSSTBESTMAN
CHUTZPAHONTHEBEACH
RASTABOOPOTTOEWE
ATHENAWORKINGCOUPLES
WHENCECOGENTHURDLES
LARDERSMERSHATSTAKE
Sat 8/4/2001
ASCAPPOGSSAV
STAREFERROEVE
TONGARABINMER
INTERFACINGIMA
NEONLIGHTSTEAL
TINGESBARRY
SPINELSRAKEIN
CHINESEAMERICAN
HALESTNOCENTS
ELLASADDING
ELANACCEPTABLE
TOGCHARLESSLAW
AWERIDEASTIPE
HERALIASEAGER
SRSGLAMABELS
Sun 6/24/2001THE SUPREMES
APPALALPETRIALDEN
MARNEHEADACHESROONE
BREYERSICECREAMETUDE
LEMOKOTAMTAMHOTBED
EVENOSEASIAPALATAL
REDEEMERGRATIAIVE
SEENWAHSCALENOS
SPHKRISHNAHESSMGRS
WAITSOPIUMWARTAUT
ORGSBRATBELORPHAN
REHEELREFUELSNAPOLI
NESTEAHURPASEEMIT
PSECMONGOLIASTAVE
SPEEKOBUERASURESER
PIEAMPASRONDIAN
ANDRAISESDIPLOMAT
NECKTIESHAHESPTATE
ISHALLTURINGLEANON
AFATEFRANKFURTERBUNS
ROSESLEFTSIDESGLACE
DRESSOFFSEEKSELES
Thu 6/7/2001
BAHTBOARDOSSA
ALEEOLSENSKIN
STARCLIPLAPCARD
HADRIANSOUTER
KITSMARLENE
BEEBEPREXIES
IDYLDEADONCCS
BASERUNNINGFOOT
BMIOPTICSIRMA
DEMEANSINEPT
ABELARDFLIP
REWONTELLSALL
CLAPSNOWDASHSEA
ELSEAWAITETON
DAHSBESTSSEND
Sat 5/5/2001
PAPERSLIOTTA
IVORIESWALTHER
TIPOFTHEICEBERG
MASSEAXLESCRO
ETTEMITESCOIN
NOHLITREBOLES
RETINAESAVOR
QUEENMOTHER
TUNISELEANOR
SHEENMCDVIFOL
LESSLEASEAMBI
OUTFATSOABOOK
PRIVATEENTRANCE
EGOISTSGALLEON
SENATEPOLYPS
Sun 4/8/2001HOLLYWOOD CONNECTION
NOTSOPERPAVASROWED
ATEINUVEANEROERODE
SIXDEGREESERINLENDL
ACTEERNSTMISSPIGGY
WARESROOSTREO
REWIREDMAPMARESNEST
ORATEAMICOIGOROO
MICHAELCAINEMOONWALK
ACKDAHERICASEA
HOUSEBOYSEANCONNERY
NUMEROSSNEEZED
ALECBALDWINSILICATE
SOULELEALICEMI
STRESSEDNICOLEKIDMAN
ETOEELPALAUPOPIN
TESTEDFORERRGOOGOLS
ODEREARMHOLST
TOMCRUISEATARIRAMA
CARTANATOKEVINBACON
OLEOSINONELEEOCTET
GIMMETANSREARSKITS
Sat 11/11/2000
SASBARIATHOS
ALLERGENSPIANO
UNITARIANPOSER
DIDADANCEONAIR
ICILYSARDISLO
SONBESTINSHOW
SMARTSTROVE
UPCOASTTHEATER
PALADESHEDS
BRAKESHOESTAD
EDSSTINEELATE
FOSSENONSMOKER
ONMANDREAMTEAM
REARSSAMMYSOSA
ERNIENYESNEL
Sun 9/24/2000ONE FOR THE BOOKS
ROUTESTHEBUGSCOOPER
INSANARAMONEALFREDO
THECOMMUNISTMANIFESTO
ZEROPEATAILEND
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NINETEENEIGHTYFOUR
ARDENSINNEOTINA
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AMAPOFTHEWORLDCHEEPS
TIMSFAAPIASHIN
ESSSONGOFSOLOMONGAP
CURDARPROMPELE
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LOWENILHESNOELS
CRIMEANDPUNISHMENT
YEARNIANASUITEBAR
INASNITSTYEURO
5OO1NIGHTSATTHEMOVIES
GILLNETIONISEORELSE
SEABASSENTERSNORTON
Sun 7/30/2000BUSINESS CARDS
RAMPSCATETOPICSTAY
ARIANALVYAVILACOMA
JUSTINCASEPAULBEARER
ANTIDOTEHEELSORMOND
NEHICOLDSCOOP
ARCAROPALAUGOSSIPER
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IDIMOEATARINSE
RIFTWANDALUSTGINNED
LIFELONGLINERESTYLE
HEARDSEMISONEAL
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ENGRSMANALIFAT
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THRUWAYSIRONSABORTS
TANSSTEVEOLES
SEGURAPOSSEINTHEACT
TERRYCLOTHBESSSELLER
AKINLENTOACNESLIDE
TSPSENDOWROOTTETES
Sat 7/8/2000
AMFMRADIOFANS
BELIEVINGALIEN
RAINMAKERPERMA
ONTHEREVIEWER
ASTDUETENCASE
DIEINDIANGIVER
TRIALDATEEES
MLIIHEMS
APPVENERATED
CLAIREDANESRAS
LINEALTADSART
AMETHYSTAISLE
CELIAAIRSCREEN
KNEELPETERARNO
STDSPRETENSES
Thu 3/30/2000
METSSIPSLIMAS
SNIPEQUIICALL
NEMOTSPSPESTO
BROODSARTSHOW
CONFUSEDLOOK
SPANOENABLE
BUCRIDGETOAD
RHYMELESSPOETRY
IOTARATONHAS
THONGSGALES
CARTEBLANCHE
PUSHFORSLALOM
ONEIFICETFARM
STALECOREURSA
HOLDSKERRSAYS
Sat 3/11/2000
ELMTREEMAGGOT
MIAHAMMSOPRANO
ULTERIORMOTIVES
LYEATTAINNEWS
APRISECTTOE
TAINTSKIDSHOR
EDAMESANISEEDS
LINKINGVERB
TOWNSENDSEGUES
AVIDWAREREMAP
NETMULLISTO
DRNOPOINTERIN
ELECTRONICSOUND
MASTOIDNOTASTE
SYSOPSOLDSHOE
Sun 9/26/1999"SUB" TITLES
BALERSLASCALAPOACHED
ADORERACTIVATEONSHORE
DOWNFORTHECOUNTRECIPES
LAKESAEONTROOPCONE
ONESLIFOARIOREOFAA
ANYMISOFREEFORALLORR
NIEOVERLIEATOLLTRAM
SEDATEDONATMOUESITBY
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HAGARINKSTAINSSTAREAT
ENOSANNEOFMEOPERABLE
RIOMITERDOOGNOMEELS
OLDTIMERMARSREOSISIT
DEFAMERBETTEROFFARTSY
OPEDCAREWECOABA
PARESMAGIOILERLANDED
RINDAARONMARTHASESE
OROJUMPFORJOYHOMECTR
PETISEEOONOENOTARA
HOLTRASTAAFROMAYAN
STINTERTHANKSFORCOMING
SINCEREMARIETTAAVENGE
ANGEREDDYEWOODMERGED
Sun 8/1/1999AWAY WITH WORDS
JOKERSSALTSSCALPED
AURALEEUBOATHAVARTI
PLAYINGAROUNDOVATION
EECHERDMOATNIN
SPLITAPARTACUTEANGLE
SEDONATHARPRULER
LEADINGASTRAYBESS
ABBESSREEKEROS
LYESHITLISTSURBANE
IRRLAOSNCOANTIGEN
NOTWORTHFIGHTINGABOUT
ETHICALADAROSSURI
SEALABPROBATEDSTAT
LISIAXONFAMILY
GLEEAWARDCEREMONY
RENTAANOUKMENTHE
ACROSSTOWNMOVESAHEAD
VOAHATSNOWICSA
ENGRAVEAGAINANDAGAIN
STEAMERMETREBERATES
TESTERSAROARANTLER
Fri 7/2/1999
RAWEGGSCREATOR
EVIDENTAIRLANE
MILITARYSTRIKES
SALTRIATASEAT
ERIPRESMICH
NYADMENSGOTTO
MITERSPROTEM
LISPERSEYESORE
ASCOTSTARGET
BOOLETAROSHIN
OGLECHIAENO
HOLTRENCHABAD
ENEMYOFTHESTATE
MAGINOTESTONIA
ELEVENSSTARKER
Sat 5/29/1999
CBSNEWSSHAWNEE
LIKENEWAIRHORN
ALIBABAMEGABIT
SAPSBNAITETE
STSUSSNAUTILUS
RERUNOOMPHS
IRONHANDFELINE
NAPPINGPOCONOS
GLEANSDERIVERS
IGETITTESTA
ITSDELOVELYSHY
DRABSARADESI
EUNICESSILENTS
ACTLIKEONEACAT
SEALEGSNEEDERS
Sun 3/7/1999Golly Gee
GREGGHASTARABSNADA
LAGERUGLINONETERAS
AGATEGOODYGOODYSIGN
DENGSOGGIESTRESTAGE
OATSGNATHASTENER
ARGOSYBEGSRIGAGERS
LOADSHORSPEGGING
KANGAROOSGIGGLEDNOG
ANGRIESTBAGGIERWOVE
LALASNOGGINSRABIN
ABIDEBAGGIESEGADS
GREEDJUGGLESFLAGG
TASSWIGGLESGILLIGAN
SGTBIGGIESGOLDENAGE
LOGGINSGOREAGGIE
ISSEILEGNAVYOSTEND
MELANGESSAGEBAYH
GLASGOWITSGREEKEGAL
ALTEDINGALINGSADAGE
MEERITIONNOGODOGES
ERRSSHARKGROSOGEES
Thu 1/21/1999
AGERMEDALPETS
SOLOANITAATOE
PASSOUTFAILSAFE
STEEPLEDUSTUP
BEERKANE
RUNDOWNWALKUP
WOODSHOARAPE
AMOSMEATYCROC
RNSAUNTCRANK
SITINSTANDOUT
STIRIRAS
EROTICGOCARTS
COOLCATSHOTDOGS
HAZELAPELEMIT
ODESSPARSREFS
Sun 1/3/1999Proverbial Conflicts
TEARSISLATRAITMAY
AMIESCLASPYALTAAMO
TURNTHEOTHERCHEEKJAY
ASSTABBEROOSREBOZO
ARIASTUBSATIRES
THEBIGGERTHEBETTER
WALLASLOEREINDEER
ALIENSFLEDSLAVMTA
IVETHEMORETHEMERRIER
NELLUVARIAHORSE
SILENCEISGOLDEN
AURASLEDNEEARCH
CLOTHESMAKETHEMANEAT
LAOLOINDIEMRACINE
UNMODERNFLATCONES
NICEGUYSFINISHLAST
ACCEPTSSOWSNOTE
CURSORSARIARTSSAMS
IRELOOKBEFOREYOULEAP
NIPEDSELTRAMPPARKA
GOTSEEDYELSESWOON
Sun 9/27/1998Title Matches
MARSHASAHARACABANAS
ACETOLICEMENELEMENT
JONATHANSWIFTLAVERNE
SPORTINGOIDBENDER
TERNNOELCOWARD
ADJUSTDOMEDGAMALOS
LEAPTTITANFLAGPOLE
TIMSTRAINEGADEAUDE
AGEFRANCISBACONRIIS
RNSAIMEEABLEOUTSET
HILTSITSSIBYL
STINKOPUMACLOSEAAA
HILLNORMANMAILERMIG
OATERTEAMANDESPORN
PROTESTSSCADSROUTE
SANFLEAEMORYTOPROW
GEORGESANDLOOS
IMPARTENSPARTICLE
MAOISTSJEFFREYARCHER
PLOTTERONLOANHOLIER
SALSODAYEARNSSTEAKS
Fri 7/17/1998
KAMIKAZESCAMS
EXAMINERSHAPES
NICOTINEOILPAN
YORKOCTUPLETS
AMOSISTERTAS
SNAPOPENORTS
SALADAPATER
FEATHERNARROWS
ANTONARTGUM
ATTUDEFENSES
RENVOLAREXES
HANDMIXERETTE
INDIANAMPUTATE
SCENTSSEASONED
SEDGEERRANTRY
Sun 6/7/1998Teen-age Q. & A.
CHEFSHASATRAFTOGA
OASISECOLEOLLAAJAX
WHATTIMEWILLYOUBEHOME
LAITNATSLUSTARISE
ERATOASASLIT
WHEREWILLYOUBETONIGHT
IONHENEENULANRAO
THOSEPTALOIRESOLO
HOWWASYOURDAYATSCHOOL
ARROWSIVSHAVE
RANSOMSRNAUNLADED
EDGEMUGARCARO
WHOAREYOUGOINGOUTWITH
HARTNERDSHEEESTEE
ESEVLADHAMTORTAC
WHENWILLYOUDOHOMEWORK
EARSAAAORARE
GRECOKAHNARCHISLA
WHYDONTYOUGETAHAIRCUT
DIALSULUTRICEADAGE
SANEBETINTERMORSE
Sun 4/12/1998Plus Tax
DIMSEALSTDSIRONY
EVESCALEBCREWNOVAE
BANKASIDOHOPEABETS
ANTIQUETAXCOLLECTOR
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LOOSEBUFFALOTAXBILLS
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STRMEMOMCI
JAMESESTAXFREEATLAST
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KITSLATAXDODGERTOGA
ENSUREANEARELIOBEY
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STEELEPEELEEDITION
MANYHAPPYTAXRETURNS
MAORIANTIURKELRIME
ALIENASITSCENENEAR
PARDOSECSSSTSRNS
Sat 1/24/1998
AMUSERSHINERS
BONITAAUTOMAT
RODMANSUGARPIE
ANELUTECEMESA
HURTPACERRIM
ANERABOSSONS
MINIMALNUMBER
STRAINEDPEACHES
OLEOMARGARINE
ALLSARESERTA
SOLANIMATORT
SUMOSNEERSHAL
ANEMONESEUNICE
IGNITERSCOTTS
LETTERSTHROES
Sun 12/7/1997That's Tat!
FARERCOALGASGRILLS
ADOREDISRAELIRUNOUT
MEDICOTHETRILLISGONE
ELICITANETIDEAMAN
DENTOSSPOTATLISRO
SEETHETORNBIRDS
APTERAIDUNIORATE
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SIETICKHEADEDBETA
ANTADHERESBADSEED
ICIPEEREDPELUREMED
LINGERSDELIRIAEMU
SAKITINSKINNEDNIP
NERTSOVATEESSWANT
ARTIEMESBMILINGO
HANGBYATREADAND
SASTESSHOTNESSAPB
TRACTORLENAISOBAR
YOUHAVEMYTANKSROMANA
ESTATEMERCIESSEABED
SEEDERVASTESTDRYLY
Sun 9/7/1997Family Ties
ATLASTTISHALEAFAGE
CHASTEOSTEALALPACAS
MOTHEROFPEARLBARRELS
EREPERMMAYILIE
FOSTERPARENTCRASS
CABANASAONETOROFLA
ABODENILPEARTREES
SNYEGIBSONGIRLSEWES
HESITANCEARNELSAPPY
IRONIESEMITSOTRO
NSFCLOSERELATIVEIUM
SAKSCAROLSAVANNA
SPURSBOSONCOLLECTED
IRMALITTLEFOXESREAD
DUMBBELLSUNOMORSE
ENEANKABANCAMASSER
SERBSONEOFTHEGUYS
ETSDUALVESTEFT
MARRIEDBROTHERSINLAW
ABALONEIDAHOSEMILIO
REPENTSESTEEDETERS
Sun 6/1/1997Formal Funnies
SEETHEBREWEDMISDEALS
ALTHEAAEROSOLINTENTON
WINIFREDWINKLECREATURE
SEANLILACLATHEROBIE
LOGOSMTOSSANAM
ELIZABETHBOOPPENUMBRAE
RANOVERIRRLOMEENG
RYNESPATOISSMUTBAR
ALASSTEVENCANYONAHOLE
TOTRUINERSCYRUSZEROS
AWESOMEKRAUSTANGS
WOODROWWOODPECKER
HADITINEEDRECTORS
ELOPEOCTALTAILORSPEI
ACTEDCHARLESBROWNDELE
LOTSCAPSNEAKSMINOR
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AERTENURERAINS
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PANORAMABARNABASGOOGLE
OPERATICSINUSESENVIED
SERENELYCATERSROSSES
Sun 12/15/1996Theme: Bumper to Bumper
ERSAPSISGMANCULPA
NAHTRENTTEXASONEAL
CIEVERSOADOPTUSERS
ADLIBFIREMENESPARTO
METRICSEABASSAEF
PREACHTUTUCONCEALS
SSRYOMPOLSIPALLOT
ECCENASTEMMYLOU
ATALLRBINEORAP
FIREENGINECARRACERRIG
TRAMROADSTERMOTORHOME
SEMIVANAUTOSEDANMOPED
LISLEMDEBODETS
ASTAIREISNTLATE
SEISMRMNIOCECOSPA
ANDWORSEBULLTRITON
AUKSAMURAISCRIPT
SWANSONROSSINIYENTA
MARDICONICMEDICTAR
ORGANOPERATRAILERE
GNOMESLABOSSIEDTS
Sun 10/20/1996What Their Names Mean
RIVETPISAATTKALE
GENEVAUGHSROUEIMAM
ABREAKFEASTOFFLOWERS
PEOPLEOFTHESOUTHWIND
ELMSOSOSTEMSIN
SSEENSUEUSHER
GREATMOUNTAINPLACE
STENONCOURSEAURA
MOONEYEDALERTEDPLUM
AUTOSALEALIS
GREATRIVERSNOWCAPPED
ELANNOTREADY
AMESCASINOSGERTRUDE
NAPAOUTHUNTSIOLA
TRIBEOFSUPERIORMEN
EXCELSNEERITS
ETAODERENCASIA
TOWNOFTHELARGECANOES
SKYTINTEDWATERALIBIS
LOEWERNENINANOTANY
OSSOATMDOOMSEARS
Thu 8/29/1996
DAWGISLETPAPA
AXELCHEERETAL
NINETEENLESSTWO
ESTEEMEDATTUNE
CLAPITAL
MACLENALIMENTS
ECRUAROSEOHO
DOUBLESEVENTEEN
IREESTEEELSA
ANTIACIDERASER
BRRRALEC
MORENOSTAYHOME
TWOXTWENTYSEVEN
GATEEVIANRANG
EROSDETRESLUR
Sat 6/15/1996
ANALOGISTTARP
RAREEARTHBALER
DIMESTOREAKITE
OVERTONESLETAT
REDYESEELATKE
SSTTVTABLES
TODOSSEEDIEST
IVEDONEIT
SANSERIFSCENE
PRETRIALOAT
ACERBTACCARTA
RADIIORATORIES
EDICTMERRIMENT
SIETEIDEOLOGUE
TARSCOLDSNAPS
Sun 5/26/1996Celebrity Swifties
SPRAWLGHANAGOTAJOB
PRECISALANONEPICURE
HOWARDSTERNLYREMODEL
ERASEMENDSWARPILL
RAGEDINNYJODYSTSE
ETEBLOCWARDINCHES
SARALEELIENSADEAL
MACYOSSIEOVARIAL
MARKSSECSSUITGTO
SLANGYHERRROTCAHSO
HORDESELEANORINSTEP
IOTAHOLYVIBEOUTLAY
PSIFAILLESEHURRY
SENSORSPINERESSA
SHAPEUNLITALEYARD
SCHELLSTAYWARYPER
TOOYEATSRITTPRIVY
ERRSGOOGUSTOLUCIE
ESTELLEBARNEYFRANKLY
RELAXESEMAILSANGLEE
STYLISTDANNYPOSERS
Fri 3/8/1996
IDEOLOGICAL
SCENTOFAWOMAN
ITALIANAMERICAN
LANEDMIRERUE
KISSCLINETOSS
ARELOINSRESET
ERASEDDORSAL
AFFECTSSUPREME
DRONESBOPEEP
DAREDMARESLSD
LIMESABERGATE
ELIOCHOMAYAN
DELANOROOSEVELT
REFERENCEWORK
STRESSTESTS
Fri 1/5/1996
LOVEAFFAIRNEST
UNENVIABLEAUTO
CONSISTSOFTRAP
INDSTETSONHATS
DESIRELEASEE
MEARADENISE
CLASSICAID
LINEINTHESAND
SANIMMENSE
TIESINOSTEO
ABRASIONNERF
MONTECRISTODEL
PROFKOSHERDELI
ONTOENTODERMIC
NEERLOSESSEATS
Sun 11/12/1995At The Marathon
SODASAPASSCLARETS
EVENEDRADIANEATENUP
NESTERANUPHILLBATTLE
TRIMACRAEANODORIC
UGLIWAACREVSREPS
POUNDEDTHEPAVEMENT
WARSEPIEMILEFRI
TROISINTHELONGRUN
HITTHEBRICKSENEMIES
INTHEMAINSAMSSORT
DESPOTRETOOL
BATSEROONOURISHED
ANIMALSNOTUPTOSPEED
HADAGOODTIMETERRE
STYINUREPTSASEA
JOINEDTHEHUMANRACE
TOJODADEEDITSCAN
IRESTMENALDERSUSA
GOTHEEXTRAMILEATOMIC
ENTENTESNIDERPATENT
ROASTEDTOADSNONOS
Sun 9/24/1995Extensions
GROSSSAFERASSISTS
CLOTHECURIESTARCHES
HOUSECLOSINGSENTIENT
ABSSTOUTSTOADSETA
MUTTSTRIKEBACKSNAG
BLEEPINSTEPAGOD
EARTHMENOLEFURROWS
RRSOUTGUNARMADAFEW
ITSAGISSATINTRA
DIDOSELENANEEDLING
TENOFPRICETAGSFUMES
INCLINEREATMESIXER
EDONAPESDAMWANE
URNIDIDITROMANAFAN
PACKSINNEWADELAIDE
LAHRGRASPSERNAS
SPUNBEERCHASERCAPT
SASSDUADALLDAYGTO
TRIACIDSMOVIETRAILER
STONEAGEOWENSELVERS
INSOLESBERGSREEDS
Sat 7/8/1995
STROBICFLAPS
STHELENAAIROUT
PRENATALINATIE
REOFANGRERATE
INDSSNAPDRAGON
EGOISARRESTERS
STREAMYEA
THEGLASSSLIPPER
LATSTRIVE
PARALEGALSOLID
AVERAGEMENPACS
NOVATEPAULSTU
ICEMENEDNORTON
CERISEDECOYERS
TESTSERASERS
Fri 5/26/1995
SABATINICESS
ERADICATEHALEN
MIDDLEMANARENA
ISARSELDOMNESS
ETESRIPUPPIT
STYAIRBOTA
ROSEANNESINIS
NOBELPEACEPRIZE
ALFREOMELETTE
IOUSANEICH
ADSADARESPCA
DECORATINGLAPD
EXALTACTIVATOR
SETAELARGECOKE
SENSNEATENED
Sat 5/6/1995
JACKKEMPHOPIS
ORIENTALACINCH
ENTRANCEVENTRO
LEGPARAEASIER
SLOESOSLINMAT
LAWSUITTAMO
TRICERAMBTEN
SHOOKTHERAFTERS
LESTSECDOERS
AMESPARSERS
LIPNOTUPETONS
ONEMANIRASHEH
MUTINGSINEWAVE
STANCEENDEARED
ELKESSTINGERS
Sun 4/23/1995Literary Top Ten
UPCOMINGBASEHERBMACH
NARRATORODESILIEOTOE
SLAUGHTERHOUSEFIVEDAMA
EONEMEERREGISPEALED
AMESSECOSANGBILLETS
TARPITEIGHTCOUSINSORE
ATUBLIEENDINGFUT
CUTRATEGEOSODDACTE
ONETRUETHINGESCROW
LANASOORATEDRESOLD
ELLNOWWEARESIXNOTICER
MOIONASIDEINPEACEICY
ANTITAXNINESTORIESTAN
NETMENAGNESSILSIRE
LARDEDTHREESISTERS
CESSAERBAIOUNCASES
SOISTEELELBSPSAT
ERNFOURQUARTETSTRIAGE
ADDEDUPPROSAPOSCRAG
WEIMAREVICTDIANAAYE
ALAISEVENAGAINSTTHEBES
LINTOVERTUNEMOTORIST
LASSNARYSTATSPYBOATS
Fri 3/17/1995
PRODSKIMBATS
LIVEPICAERRIS
OPENITEMACIDS
RYANSDAUGHTER
ORBSECBLEEDS
KELLYSHEROES
AHOMELEASFBI
PAWNARENTROAN
IBNFLAGTERRA
DUFFYSTAVERN
ADORERPALSEE
MRSOLEARYSCOW
MESNECOITYOKE
OSIERANNEERIC
SESSRAGSZENO
Sat 2/11/1995
RANGTEMPLATE
FERALTIDESOVER
OFTEARAINCOATS
REMSPIRESKNEE
ARUSARASPETS
LESABRESSAD
ONEROOMTRUMPS
SCUTTLEPREPARE
SEMITELINTIER
COECOTTONTO
SLUMCATCHTET
SAILALLTHEERI
PROACTIVESUNIN
CONTAINEDEMOTE
ASSERTEDSANS
Sat 1/28/1995
STRETCHTSP
TREMOLOSRAITTS
JIVETALKUNCOAT
AVEEREIHOOKA
MIRREDIDETHER
EASTNERDOCT
SLEEPINGCARTAS
PSEUDOLOGISTS
BUCPETERINGOUT
OROPASSTHAI
USURYOSAGEALT
RURALORALNTH
GISMOSNEVERDIE
STEEVESNIVELER
NEWONENESS
Sat 1/7/1995
FORTKNOXARCA
OVEREASYAVOUCH
REVERSALBAMBOO
GREENAGESNAILS
OAREMMETCYT
ELICITINGRATE
SLEEVEENTAILED
CYLINDERS
BESILENTEDEMAS
USELESSSESAME
RTEACTASSMA
GRINGOSTAGESET
LINEUPCOGITATE
ENTREEAVERAGER
SOIRPEDDLERS
Sun 12/25/1994Joy To The World
ELIZMEDEAMESASMBA
DOGSPALESTSTUNTEER
KALACHRISTOUGENNALAG
OTOODSIANSBELIEVE
CHOOKSUNGTANSEALSKIN
HESSEPANELELALLAST
SCRIPSLAMSAL
SAMADACLUEINISIS
CRENNABUONNATALEKER
RARESAYERSBIGTIME
IMREGLEDELIGJULAMIS
PAYROLLINOUTCRATE
TICJOYEUXNOELSOAKED
CHOOREIGNSMANASA
RDSGILSNOONS
ERIEPIKESPEERICAME
MISTRESSFELIZNAVIDAD
CATSEYEBRATILEDLI
ELMNOLLAIGSHONADHUIT
ETAATLASEMERGEECCE
SOSLEEDSSARASWEED
Thu 12/8/1994
JAVASONARETTA
ARESEVITAAWAY
BIASSALUDTINE
ALITTLEBITEXTR
GEECORTES
ADONETOOMANY
FIXESRAULSLAO
ACEDLOTTSWISP
RENRANEECESTA
BEYONDTHEPAL
SECEDEOAK
CROSSTHEBORDER
ROLETOLETATIP
ASITERODEYOGI
PENSSANERSNAP
Fri 11/11/1994
QUADRATICSANAS
UNCLEVANYASOSO
ALTIMETERSETAL
YOUREXSENTRA
LOAMSPEAKSOUT
ESTEEENFEEBLE
SEEREDNOREES
CROISSANT
SROOBISNOCAT
KINGOLAVEPOCH
OVERTIREDONCE
WISESTGASTER
RETETAILORMADE
ORADLIFEFORCES
NARYEXTRAEXTRA
Sat 10/15/1994
MOPEDERSMIAS
UNEXOTICPENMEN
SERENATEESCUDO
ISISSTNICHOLAS
CHOETTUNENE
MADEARSONISTS
ARISTASRIOT
NECTARANADEM
EROOGRANOLA
DOESNTPAYTMEN
ARAMIOUSIMA
TARANTELLAANET
LIABLESILICANE
INGLESANISETTE
SEERREASSESS
Thu 9/29/1994
DEISMSTEAMUZI
ATSEATONTOSEC
DOLLYPARDONSRO
ONEFOOTAARON
SURNAME
BILLYRAYVIRUS
ULNAEEPEEATOM
NETMANRETILE
CAREDINOROLEX
TANYATUCKERED
TAKESTO
QUASHALBANIA
URNWYNONNAFUDD
AGOEMOTENAKED
YENHARTSDRESS
Fri 9/16/1994
CURATESHGWELLS
ETAGEREELATION
ENTRANTLOYALTY
SEAREOISOLATE
BOSNSSUI
AUGUSTKRATIONS
SNOREHAIRLOT
ARABWITTYDINO
NILIDEACOVEN
AGLITTERNEGATE
NEHSPINS
ACCORDSACTTIM
DOOVERSUKRAINE
AMMETERLEASERS
HEBREWSALLURES
Sun 8/28/1994Bible Stories
HOTBEDBALMVACATER
ETHANESTRIAEACADEME
STENOSTHELITTLEFOXES
SOSLAROSADIRESTANO
EMUALANKRONORAANDW
SANSTHEYOUNGLIONS
NATODEUSLEDOSIS
LARAATHOMEDENOTE
MOSTEVEREWERYEMEN
AHOUSEDIVIDEDEREERA
TIRERIGORMIATAOCAT
IOIWYEWIDEISTHEGATE
NASTYMENETEATIMES
ENEROSORANGSLAVE
ESSOINNORIGSERF
INTOTHEVALLEYSUIT
BALSATOULONEBANNNE
ELIPLAYBYUSABLENAP
ABSALOMABSALOMIRVINE
TESSERALEVELSEVINCE
SEEPSINEEGSSEDGES
Sat 8/13/1994
THEBEATLESSIGN
HOVERCRAFTADEE
OPENSHIRTSLESS
MENTESSOVETT
ASINHATEFUL
SOFASCRABSIRE
NOTHEREEXES
DEATHANDTAXES
DIASINTASTE
ISRINCASTRAMS
ARLEDGETREE
GAYLEBAMAINN
REMSBIOLOGISTS
ALAIROSETATTOO
MINERINGOSTARR
Sat 7/23/1994
TOMATOPASTEOSS
ORIGINALSINNOW
REGENERATEDERI
RATESRSMOS
BRASONSSIRS
LEMSATTARCLIC
OCEANEYETEETH
CORNEDBEEFONRYE
KNITWEARETAPE
INCAALECKSCIS
SOASDEERENE
LINAMITIES
ATISECRETSTORM
NEVCLEARHEADED
DRYHOTPASTRAMI
Sat 6/18/1994
WESTWALLCILIA
AMORETTOTONING
GAMELESSWRASSE
ONEATAPOPSTAR
NATTERDUBTENS
ETHERNAZARENE
REIDBUZZSAWS
SSNMUZZLEDTIA
GRIZZLESTOPI
FRAZZLEDCORER
ARONAERROBERT
MATTERSENLACE
UNTIEDLACTASES
SCENESALTAMONT
TONGSDESCENTS
Sun 5/22/1994Initial Occupations
ADMIRALLASTRADAHUSH
AREACODEESPOUSEDSINCE
JUSTICEOFTHEPEACEARMOR
ALIPRIMDESICREATE
REGOETAGESRICHARDII
NAIVEHAHAARISEAN
MASTEROFCEREMONIES
POTTSMAOCROSSFETAL
ARESDEARTHANTPOLICED
RODCONNOTEDGENUFLECTS
ENHANCEEXITNUTSSOSO
ISNTASREGARDSTUTU
AFTSOATHDICEBARONET
METEORITESTIMELIFETSE
STENTORBUSTALEOFSETS
ARTOFSACHSISOTEXAS
ELECTRICALENGINEER
SPCAAVAEMIRANTIC
WORLDWARSMANTRATUBS
ENATESTAPSLIEDTAO
LIVENPHYSICALTHERAPIST
LEARYOILSTONEENSLAVES
SSTSIMITATESESTATES
Fri 5/13/1994
POWEROUTAGE
FINELETTERING
LENDSLOCALCOLOR
ARKITESOVARY
GAINERDISARIE
LEERIMPINGES
ROSEANNES
TRAPEZEARTIST
HOMELOANS
HEMATINSAGRO
ACARCEEGROINS
TONISPRANCER
SPILLEDTHEBEANS
SALIVARYGLAND
NOTEPASSERS
Fri 4/29/1994
MASONICTALONS
INARUSHPIGIRON
ATLANTAEREMITE
SHOTSGATORBOWL
MENESALTSLIL
ARGDALAIABETS
SATELLITEDISH
ONOTUT
FLYINGSAUCERS
ALOSSRUBIKIMP
DOOSOIRSSPAR
HOMEPLATESHORE
EDITIONARTISTE
RENNETSSHORTEN
EDGARSTOPTENS
Sat 4/9/1994
SPAREPARTSVAR
TOMATOSOUPELEM
REALESTATERAJA
ATTESTEDWISDOM
PIESSRISNADIA
ICUELASTICS
NARROWSALPINE
ECHOTOOL
ACETALEUTERPE
AROMATICARR
HAGENDATAGLEN
OMERTADISSOLVE
LANGTREASURIES
DICEENTRAPMENT
CYDESSAYTESTS
Sat 3/26/1994
DECAFREPOSE
MALADIESELOPES
EVANESCEASLEEP
TELEPHONECALLS
TENANT
CUESOTTOVOCE
PAPALMERRIMENT
CLOSEBYESPARTO
BENEDICTASNEER
BADSTARTSISR
TRUMAN
MOVIESCENARIOS
LAMARRENDTOEND
ATRIALSTRESSES
WHINNYASSTS
Wed 2/9/1994
THEFARSIDEERIK
HAIRRAISERVENI
ENLISTMENTISTS
CDEOHOTEACHES
ALENENESTAGE
SENDREARUPPER
ESSESRENEWERS
LIBERTINE
RIGATONISLIPS
ENLURANUSKNOT
STAMPGNATTRE
PARASOLDUOETE
IKESRETURNTRIP
TEAKINELEGANCE
ESTSGARYLARSON
Mon 1/10/1994
PATIENTHAIRDO
ADAGIOSORDAINS
DEFENSEATTORNEY
SETTEESTUEGAN
COEURROLE
GOINTOLABOR
INTERNEABATE
MEANIESALTERED
PALEOVEERING
SHIPOFSTATE
BUSTIDONT
ANTITIOTAIWAN
SCALESOFJUSTICE
EARDRUMORIENTS
STEEPSENTREES

2 pre-Shortz crosswords by Randolph Ross

Sun 10/4/1992CAMOUFLAGE
RACKSGUITAROMAHAN
EQUALPASTIMESRODINO
BURIEDTREASURECREDIT
SADDESILACTATED
ADESUDDENLYOMENS
VEILEDTHREATULANNAP
IMMERSEIESDELSCPL
ABASASAPCBERSSOLI
NAGWENCHSARDOUTSET
DREARIERINDEBTPATS
CONCEALEDWEAPON
OMITKELSEYABANDONS
TRADEDNEARSCOPAMAT
HESSOGEESLAHRPARE
ELKAULDLEMESSENCE
OSECROPCOVERTACTION
SEDGEVOLATILEPAS
BETTERORENOLOBI
ORATORCOVEREDBRIDGES
MILANOHIERATICNURSE
BOLTEDERNESTGEESE
Sun 5/12/1991SPELLBOUND
QADDAFISTARKCRAZE
UTOPIANSTHREEDHAMEL
FASTDRAWSEMANAAMORE
TNTMORALBARYSHNIKOV
LEUCIRASABOTS
TUTANKHAMENNORCIA
ORESBONDIORLEANS
ODASMORSEDOSTOEVSKI
KUROSAWAWROTERAISIN
TOEALITSPAIN
EMMYNIETZSCHESNAG
NAILSORAEMRT
CUTLIPOILERXIAOPING
BRZEZINSKIACORNSGAU
CEASETOASYOUENTR
SSHTSPMONTESQUIEU
ASLEEPINCMAUD
KIERKEGAARDHABLAWIT
ENAMIALNAGEMAINLINE
EGRETYESSEDINSTANCE
PENDSDYANSKHAYYAM