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Tim Croce
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with Will Shortz comments

See the answer words debuted by Tim Croce.


33 puzzles by Tim Croce

Sat 6/27/2015
PANFISHROMAINE
ARBORIOARALSEA
RICOACTGRACIAS
FONTSWOEMATTY
ISEEBARQSNANO
VOWTAXCUTSGIN
ESSAYSSICKJOKE
IPSATREE
MCDREAMYOINKED
ILESLEEPININE
SASEEXLAXFATS
HITATCPUYOSHI
ARIZONAPGATOUR
PONYCARESPOUSE
SLEEKEDRASSLED
Sat 1/31/2015
CARLSJRHEARTHS
AREOLAEORDERUP
NUTCAKEONADIME
AGEMELIKEYSOL
DULYIBMSCTRL
ALLESNEEBLAME
ASSADGUYLINER
BYOBPROP
OHBOOHOOSKOAL
NORSKDPTEFLAT
ETESBYESFOTO
MIACATCHOWHET
ITSEASYIMAWARE
LETSRIPRECROOM
EMSPACETROYENS
Fri 12/5/2014
GODIHOPENOTDAD
ITUNESSTOREICE
STEVECARELLVIM
TETEITEYESIDO
ROSINSXESIN
TREJAWWIFE
STIRBORICBIS
TURNEDTHETABLES
ENEGOWNSMRED
ATENCOQBEE
DARINOBLAST
ANIMALMSGTHEO
NONDIELAUGHING
CIGEVELKNIEVEL
ELSRELEASEDATE
Sat 7/12/2014
CPLSCOWLEDBRO
URIEARHOLEOER
TAPPANZEEBRIDGE
LIBATIONBEARERS
ERATOTUGAT
TILTSNOOPLADE
SEMISOFTCHEESES
ALLHAIL
IDONTFEELLIKEIT
NEVAARRASELMO
SPANGCRAIG
EARTHSHATTERING
ARIZONACARDINAL
MTASOLARIAEWE
SSNTWODOORSED
POW Wed 5/28/2014
BASSALEEMBERS
EDITIONNOIRON
LOCALPUBCOGITO
TSKFATASACOW
ABLELAMES
LESLEYDIPABU
ELAINEALSWUSS
DIDNTMSSOHSAY
SHODDOAPLAYIN
UGAETCSALADE
SOCIOYVES
SLYASAFOXAPE
TOOBADTRASHBIN
OLDAGEARTDECO
PLATESYESLETS
Tue 1/14/2014
JIVEJAZZHOKUM
UBERAGEEACURA
MARSINNSDERAT
PRATTLETWADDLE
ROWBMTA
HOTAIRANDRAPS
ADOUTGLASSNAT
BILGEROTTRIPE
ILLRHONEREGAL
TESHIKEBUSHWA
AOKYARN
BLATHERHOGWASH
LEFTSATYAECHO
ATRIANSECBLIN
HOOEYTOSHBUNK
An 82-word construction is four words over my usual maximum for a daily puzzle, but this is done to accommodate — count 'em — 16 theme answers. They're all nice ones, too. A very elegant construction.
POW Thu 12/26/2013
IDAHOSAFTERALL
ARRANTTIAMARIA
NUCLEARENGINEER
GOOGLESTRONG
SIENNAALEE
DRJGREENALGAE
IKESVARIG
POTENTIALENERGY
AIREDDOPE
RIFLERANGEZAP
BARAINARUT
ECARDSVARIES
GENERALDISARRAY
EMIRATESSIERRA
MESSTENTOLDSAW
When I started at The Times in 1993, I was cautioned that ANAL (23D) was not an appropriate word for the paper to run in a puzzle. But times — and standards of taste — change, and it seems OK to me now. Tim's puzzle has just 70 entries, which is two fewer than the maximum for a themeless puzzle, and this puzzle manages five long theme answers. I'm impressed.
Tue 10/8/2013
CHOOETHICDOS
HASHLAREDORNA
ARTIATARISELY
LOSTPROMISES
BREAKERMONDAY
LORNAEPISTEVE
TDSTBTESTONES
LETITSNOW
ATTAWEEUNSRCA
THRUMDREASIAN
HEARYESAMEOLD
LOCATIONGALL
EMIHELENADOTH
TENOILCAROBIE
ENGSOAKSMONY
I think of the Times crossword as being like a circus, in which you never know which kind of surprise will come next. This puzzle's theme is very unusual... and with 16 examples, there's a lot of it, too.
Sat 9/21/2013
LIARSBLASTIT
UNDOCKCOMEONS
SASSONSSANTANA
TWOSTEPSFETTER
FORETELLSSLURS
URBSPIAMATERS
LDSBATTALION
LETTERMEN
CONCERTOSSEA
TOUGHROADMAGI
CONGASOLOHOMER
LOCALSFEVERISH
ALENCONCARESTO
MEDIATERESEES
PRESTOSSONDE
With just 58 words, this grid design is an eye-opener. My favorite entries in it are 6A, 38A, 14D, 20D, 23D, 29D, and 34D. I didn't care so much for ADSORBS, BCS (especially that), SONDE, and one or two other things. But overall this is pretty handsome.
Sat 7/20/2013
HEYMRDJASCRIBE
ICKYPOOMARINES
TONSILSADEPTAT
CLOTLEGATTEND
HEWEDPETHAIR
RIGHTHANDMAN
SAWYERAIRESTE
PEATEARSUPOWE
ERRSCSAOUTFOR
COMEGOWITHME
HEIRESSAARGH
GHETTOEGOBOSE
MIAHAMMANNASUI
ADRENALREELSIN
JETSONSPRBLITZ
Tue 6/18/2013
ABBRSTARCHQED
SERAERIEPAEAU
THAWRODEODRIVE
RAYDAVIESHIES
ONSALEELLY
TOSIRATMFEE
AFLATRAINDELAY
TWORANDDERR
RINGDANCEGRAPE
AWGEEZHAILE
NARCMADCAP
CHAIROALDDAHL
RIVERDELTAAMMO
UFOVIDIOTWEEP
ZINSNOOZENODS
Mon 5/20/2013
LCDMCGRUFFESC
IOUAEROSOLTAL
MMMGRANDBAHAMA
BABYMAMAELIS
DOAMLKARIAS
FROGRADIODRAMA
DORITODUD
ATACAMADIORAMA
PEPDNALAB
MALIAOBAMAVATS
AYERSSPASEN
RENOONELLAMA
VASCODAGAMALAN
EYEPINENUTDAN
LESTOOEASYAMA
Fri 3/22/2013
CHOOSEONESWORDS
ROCKETTOTHEMOON
EMAILDOMAINNAME
VERNAMIMEDNIE
IDIGVINESFONZ
CINCASASPEKOE
ENAMORLOCHNESS
ORIGNOID
SPRINGATELISSA
THORSSHEDSOPP
EASESORASGILT
RESCOLORELGIN
EDITORIALSTANCE
ORNAMENTALTREES
SAIDONESPRAYERS
Fri 1/18/2013
WHATDOYOUMEANWE
BACHELORPARTIES
CREASERESISTANT
TOOKTILDA
BEASTSSIBCOIT
BALOODEMITNNE
QUIKGRADEAEGGS
ARMYWORMS
JOEYRAMONECRUX
ANNSTOLEMAIZE
CALCSPFREPAID
ADIOSBALE
MASSAGESONESEGO
ATTENTIONGETTER
RESTSONONESOARS
Sat 12/22/2012
STEERINGCLEAROF
CARBONFOOTPRINT
ISTANDCORRECTED
KEYSTDSESTD
ELA
ASTHESAYINGGOES
BAREXAMRIHANNA
ICERUNTOREAT
DREADEDREUNITE
EASTERNAIRLINES
ADP
FACETOOMSRP
DISASTERSUPPORT
EXERCISETRAINER
NEARESTRELATIVE
Sat 11/17/2012
LONGARMMASHED
APOLLOIILLMADE
STTITUSRILEDUP
SENNETTRIOTACT
EDITSEGAFATAH
RICERITENITS
NEDSMAINGATE
TAXCODE
GOEASYONOBIE
BAUMOZMAISNT
AZTECPOLSRIMA
REFRACTFAKETAN
CLAIROLEYEMASK
ALLTALKASPERSE
RELATEROISTER
Sat 9/1/2012
SMOOTHJAZZGMAC
HERESTOYOURABE
INTRAMURALATIT
VUERLSURBANA
EDGESTESSAHIC
ROADOSLOSPATE
KANEUPHORIA
ALLOVERCREATION
PEACEOUTPDA
ONTHENETSTANA
SAENOTDONOBEL
TORPORWEEREB
ALMAACCESSCODE
TIASNEARATHAND
ENNAGETSUSEDTO
Sat 7/7/2012
WINKWINKDEALER
ASONEMANERNANI
ITSANOGOCATNAP
SLEPTAWAITED
TESSINSUMGRAS
ASGOODASGOLD
WACKYNILEVIA
JUNKYSETALECK
USAPOPSSTERE
THETEFLONDON
SURESINUSSTAY
OSMOTICIHOPE
GABLEROLDNORSE
ALEASTNEUROSES
PASSASSIDEDISH
Sat 6/30/2012
ONEFINGERSALUTE
CALIFORNIAGIRLS
AFIGHTINGCHANCE
LTSEASERAN
AAASTACOSALAD
UPSDOISOTO
MINERALSALTTEL
RCADOMETIEATIE
MIIPERSIANCATS
OLAVLOACSA
MYDARLINGISON
SEITECSONO
EMOTIONALOUTLET
MOMENTOFINERTIA
SPARETHEDETAILS
Sat 6/2/2012
STRAINEDPEACHES
ROUNDABOUTROUTE
ITSNOCOMPARISON
SOSIHNISL
UNOSALSUNG
ABENDAWNNOE
CONCEALEDWEAPON
TOALESSEREXTENT
IMMEDIATEDANGER
NEOCOWMOSSY
GRRRPENMTS
EPIVIAHEW
DIAMONDJIMBRADY
ITTAKESAVILLAGE
DEEPESTRECESSES
Fri 4/13/2012
GIVEMEONEREASON
INONESSALADDAYS
SOWHATELSEISNEW
TITANSSTIR
LONEENETAIL
CRANNYDEFOE
FREESTATESAWN
WTOCOWBIRDEAT
ELOIFILMREELS
LEFTSNEESON
LETHEERSIST
RUMPRAGTOP
YOURPLACEORMINE
INSTRUMENTPANEL
PASSESONDESSERT
Fri 3/9/2012
HOTSPELLSTILTS
ACHIEVESHOHOHO
MEATDIETORATES
FATCATSBEITSO
INSOLERASAE
SLAMSCANTMISS
TINSSAWTOOTHED
ENOGANDERSODO
DENTALCARECRIP
ROOTLETSTHEME
PHYLAVOILES
LASERSSARGENT
HEGIRARELEGATE
ICEDINILLNEVER
THEENDMAITREDS
Wed 12/14/2011
MANBAGMEHOROS
AMARNAOBILATH
REPOTSJOTEZRA
TRADITIONALIRAQ
YGORSAC
BELUNEVENBARQS
RIOJAANACOUP
OENOPANDGISEE
NIGHHEYADELA
COUNTYFAQIRSLR
MASUNOS
QATARICOMPUTERS
TROYQEDOSPREY
INREUNDREAGAN
POORETSTSTOPS
Thu 11/10/2011
INUITISTOPSIS
KINDANEINLENA
EXCELWEAKLINKS
LAKEINSPANISH
CIOESTWYLIE
ACTORCHANEYEND
LAHRDOSED
FLEESFROMPRISON
STRAPAHME
TSPPASTURELAND
ALONESIXGIS
CAPITALLETTER
OYSTERBEDABUTS
MEIRGAITNAGAT
ARNOORSOTYSON
Fri 10/28/2011
SOCIALDARWINISM
ARUNFORTHEMONEY
FORGIVEMEFATHER
EZRTEASETSENO
RCASBEAN
ONESTARHOTELS
TALEBEARERS
GORANGERS
BRAINTEASER
TRANSGENDERED
BRAMKTEL
AAHANTIGUNACA
ACMECORPORATION
LEASTRESISTANCE
SYSTEMSANALYSTS
Sat 10/8/2011
BRASSNAMEPLATES
AUTOMOBILETRUNK
TSARALEXANDERII
ISLEVENTSNAP
KOLNHIDDENPCS
IGALEOI
ONCEFONDINKED
KOOLAIDDRINKERS
STAINAMYLPSAT
TAILAER
SSRLUSTRESANK
ALASMCCLODAY
LOCKSBEHINDBARS
MAKESANENTRANCE
ANSWEREDTHEDOOR
Fri 9/2/2011
NEEDTOKNOWBASIS
EDUCATIONALFILM
AGREETODISAGREE
TEALOSSOSHORE
SILTKANTAC
LSATTRSNCAR
PHDONEIOTA
ISADORALETSSEE
SISENORLEA
OTICETCRING
TREARPLARD
RAWERGAIASEAM
CLEARANDPRESENT
PERSONALEFFECTS
TREELINEDSTREET
Sat 8/13/2011
AGLOWATITAGAIN
NEIGHCOMESONTO
ATSEAROLLEDOUT
CATEROTOENINO
OREFINISDONEN
NONUMYRTLETSE
DOTSAMEINS
AMOSMSDOSAJAR
RNATETAONE
PITINMONOBAND
ENACTATONENOM
ATNOPOHLIMBUE
ROADTORIODIANA
LIKEAKINGERECT
STARRYSKYRAZES
Wed 6/22/2011
COLANOMESPRAIN
AMASOMANLEADTO
TAXISTANDARTOIS
THEFIRSTLETTERS
LASSEURATNNE
ENTSMATHISITS
TMISEISMNSA
OFEACHCLUEGO
LDLLEARNETD
YOUISSUESABCS
ERRINTHATARC
FROMATOZINORDER
ARISENVERTEBRAE
SEESINERTEIATE
SEDONAROSSSPED
Sat 5/7/2011
JIMFIXXLEVELA
ONEACRESISENOR
TESTBANTELECOM
TVSMYOPESROKS
EEROITLLMAD
DRSCHOLLSAMITE
TONALTRAUMA
STRAPONTRAMMEL
QUIVERHBOMB
URGESBEANSALAD
ANGORALSUVA
RIENUSMINTTEN
INDOUBTROUTING
STUDFEEANNASUI
HOPSONQUARTET
Sat 2/19/2011
OCEANBORNEJAZZ
HADABADDAYATOI
SIGNALEASEMANO
AREDEASTOFEDEN
YOREPCS
SPACECADET
THAIPECANGIVE
VENTINUSEEVEN
PREFCATEREARS
GOWIRELESS
GAGBASS
NFLUNIFORMREAL
ALARREMEMBERME
VANELEAVESTIME
EXESSTRESSTEST
Sat 4/17/2010
MANMONTHSMADAM
ATEAWAYATAMEBA
SETSONESOWNPACE
HAWKEALINED
AMTANSELADAMS
ATLEASTHIE
PUPPETRYREESE
CROSSEDCRAVATS
LAKESILOVEDIT
ANECOMESIN
BORSTALBOYATL
FAIRERCAPRA
GOASKYOURMOTHER
NICHELEMONRIND
PLEASESSAYISTS
Fri 3/12/2010
ENJOYHADABLAST
DOONEURALRIVER
EPEESHOTPOTATO
REPAIRNEHISHY
ALDERDALE
FULODESBEGINS
ONORSCAREDYCAT
OHOHOUGHTPESO
TAKESXRAYSTSAR
STATENSMOGCLE
TRACEULER
SHEATADPINATA
CONSPIREDTUPAC
ARGUEOVERCREPT
MARESNESTHERES