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2 puzzles by Scot Ober
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See the 8 answer words debuted by Scot Ober.

Collaborator: Jeff Chen
Wed 9/19/2018
IVSRUSEBOARD
TICCIGARICIER
TCHOTCHKEGESSO
INURESCHMALTZ
ATLTBONES
CHUTZPAHOUI
LIZASLAPTALES
AYEYIDDISHALA
PARMAATTAOVAL
IREOYGEVALT
BINDERMIL
MEGILLAHSINAI
ALIBIVERKLEMPT
DIVANERNIEPOE
DEERESOAPSSN

SCOT: My inlaws were Jewish immigrants, and my wife and I bar mitzvahed three sons, so coming up with Yiddish expressions was not a problem. My only concern was that I include only entries that were sort of mainstream. In my first submission, Will accepted the theme entries but was not satisfied with the fill. That was when I brought on Jeff Chen to partner with me, and his fill, as usual, had plenty of sparkle.

The timeline was, I think, pretty typical for the NYT; I submitted the puzzle on Sep 11, 2017; it was accepted on Dec 11, 2017, and it is published today, Sep 19—about a year from start to finish.

Thu 7/8/2004
ASIFSWEEPATOZ
LANATHREELONI
MARLOILERTMEN
ABICYCLEIAMBIC
OAKSIOWA
CANTSTANDONITS
BARRTOILSEA
ORGYNSYNCLIEN
NEOTITOATMS
OWNBECAUSEITIS
ICKYACTV
STJOHNTWOTIRED
MOENAFOFLAIDE
UGLIMARIENONE
TALCEDITSSTAR