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2 puzzles by Steve Savoy
with constructor comments

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Steve Savoy
Wed 12/11/2013
GOBADAMASSMAW
PROTONUBIAAMA
STRATIFATFIRST
DREAMTSENATE
THEIDEAISSUER
ATLURLTIMIDLY
DELIRETAG
NOTABSURDTHEN
SLAKETIER
MINOLTACODNIH
AMENTHEREISNO
SGTMAJALBERT
HOPEFORITJEERS
ENATHATIANION
DEYANTICYENTL

Thanks for the blog invite Jeff and Jim! First off, in case you didn't know, this site is awesome. I've used it to construct every one of my published puzzles ... er, that would be 2 now. Funny aside, this one was actually the first of the two that Will accepted. My debut puzzle took only 2 months to publish at the end of last year. This quote-style theme sat in the hopper for 16 months!

When I read this quote in a trade journal early last year, it was the first time I'd seen it. As the co-owner of a small nanotech firm, I related instantly. Einstein probably never encountered the modern day phrase we use for his "absurdity": brainstorming meeting! I'm sure he participated in many, though. Picture Einstein and colleagues pontificating around the chalkboard, "NEIN, ALBERT, that's just ABSURD!" Amazing to think of the volume of absurd figments that must have crossed his mind, yet didn't stick as well as special relativity and E=mc2.

Construction of this puzzle happened quick — just 3 hours to finish. I was even able to nestle both first and last name nicely into the southeast without the fierce battle that usually accompanies stuffing more theme into an already high density (RHO) grid. It took great INSIGHT to work in a constructor's dream Scrabble score name like EINSTEIN! Also, glad to usher BORDELLO back into the Shortzian puzzle era.

Hope you enjoyed the solve, and for the record, your next ABSURD thought today, well, ITSONME!

Sun 12/30/2012PLUS TEN
UPTIMEDROPGPSBOUT
NORMALMULLALLYLOFTY
CLASSIFIEDADIOSELFIN
OIDCOLTSTODDROOTLE
ICEWATERSEREWEIGHER
LEDERWINEANDIODINE
LAOCPRORYACNE
ABCSDIORAMAQUEENHOW
NAOHDCVLOLASOVATE
EROAMAINROTOATERS
WILDCARDIOPACKRATIOS
TIRANETNTROARSOHO
WOOEDITTOOIPAATOP
INCSTUDIOMUFFINSSTS
ZEUSISEATOTSK
STUMPORATORIOTURFS
MITOSISAVONCATAPULT
AVOWEDAMOSTASERAAA
NOMARCURIORENTEVENTS
GREGSPRODUCESNEEDLE
EYRELADPASOASSAYS