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17 puzzles by Todd Gross
with Editor comments

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Todd Gross
Puzzles constructed by Todd Gross by year
Mon 7/23/2018
EMCEEISISMICE
LARAMNOSEEBON
SPUROFTHEMOMENT
ESSTAHOENERVE
ADELEIVEIER
ORDERSOFTHEDAY
LIENERAFYI
APRILYINEDGAR
RIBNOBTUNA
BOOKOFTHEMONTH
LOSEWEINYOU
ALIASLATCHSMU
PERSONOFTHEYEAR
ERIKANTERERUN
LOSSTSAROASIS
POW Thu 4/19/2018
POKEUNIVCACHE
AREANOTEHERES
BEETHOVENAHORA
SONIAMISSOURI
TOATURNCUTUP
SSNGOATEESIAM
SHUSHSMELT
COUNTTHESQUARES
AILEYSTEIN
BLUEISEEITSPF
LTCOLPIONEER
ARACHNIDRINSO
LITHOMARKSPITZ
ICEESEVILALEE
FOSSESEAMTERN
Thu 4/27/2017
CENTRALSUDOKU
ORCHARDNAUTICAL
PRIESTSUNBEATEN
ASSETMTMNOLA
MARSHEIRE
SWIMITERATEABS
OHMYCARETDFLAT
CEASERATESATYA
KEYDIETARYNOSY
MUNIPSSST
CODEONONAPES
HAIRCUTSERASURE
IHATEYOUMEFIRST
PUZZLESQUARES
Sat 6/18/2016
BARBACKONEL
ALLUSIONHONOR
MAINSTREAMMEDIA
IKEAALLISLOST
DENGLLDSCLI
VANESSASRAN
STAYINNING
STPETELEONES
PARSECEAVE
ETEHARASSES
LEDAMENLYIN
MRAMERICAESTA
ATTENTIONGETTER
NOONSADULTERY
TRUETANDEMS
Mon 6/29/2015
NEEDSLOGSFRAT
EMMACAIROLEVI
WEBCRAWLEROPEN
TRACERSERGEANT
ARABICNORCUE
MLKALICEWALKER
ODESYAHSPY
MSDOSOUTHOTEL
LEAREVNATE
BLADERUNNERXCI
AIRPERTROMPE
KEMOSABEBLEATS
ELANRADIOFLYER
RODEUNITSEERO
SWAGGEESEERAS
Thu 3/19/2015
SELBYINCHJAM
ONEADSELAERA
CROCSMAXEDRAN
HONKPAYTVRUBY
INSTEADTEXAS
ODIEORIGAMI
TIMBURTONISLAM
ANYASOLOSTELE
BOSSAMETACOMET
UNHINGEHIER
ACCRAILLICIT
CARSASSNSCANE
OHOSTUNGSHINS
PENAEROTENET
YMAGREWUSERS
Sun 9/28/2014 FOUR BY FOUR
MAHARAJAIMARETSHTTP
ANABOLICCALORIEOHHI
SAMETIMENEXTYEARLEON
SCALIAREFICRIEDOUT
ETSNSAGALLTANEY
TIESOLLIELOINS
SANESALTLAKECITYUTAH
AREASMIIERODEROSE
COURTISAACOPENSHOTS
HORDESATLASENSUE
SMOOTHSEGGONTENACRE
WHOMEAESOPRODHAM
JOANOFARCROGETCHIVE
ABUTARGOTOREOILER
WITHARMSWIDEOPENGENY
STOICSPENDTESH
STREPSPANHUHFRA
INAWHILERBISTITLES
HERALESSTALKMOREROCK
ORALENCLAVEEVALARUE
POLLDAIRIESWILDCARD
Tue 1/21/2014
WORDWOODWOOT
CIDERABLEEBRO
OLDIETEEMMEMO
REENACTSIMARET
DERIDEEASED
NEDSBENEATH
CABDAVISSICKO
OWENRESETTITO
REVELLENINDST
KEYWESTTEES
STEEPRUPIAH
CARWAXLISTENTO
OGEEUPASRETRO
ORNEALTAADRIP
KOOKLOOKLOOP

Todd's grid ended up with a lot more crossword-y stuff than I like — especially WILE E, OBER, OR ME, ORNE, UP AS, AGRO, A-WEE, ISE, ADRIP, and A TRIP. But a theme like this, with fixed answers around the perimeter, is difficult to pull off, and I think the result here is worth the compromises. On the plus side, I like KEY WEST, CAR WAX, NEWSWEEK, and especially WE MADE IT.

Thu 1/2/2014
IBARSALLAFLAT
RECAPDUOMOOCH
MACHINESVARACE
ARENOLTETONER
UPLATECHINESE
OPTICSSHAVERS
DOETHMOIRES
ANDIWALLMEMUS
GEAREDPLANK
FRANCISDEFTLY
GLUTTONDEAFTO
ROSIEACORNROE
ORSONTHERULESB
FEINTEARTOSEA
ETAPEDIRSASSY

Sometimes I think every possible Thursday gimmick must have been used by now ... but, no. Great new ideas, like today's, keep showing up. That's one reason I maintain an "open submissions" policy at The Times, unlike many British papers, which limit crossword submissions to a select few. Todd Gross is only an occasional contributor, and if he weren't on that hypothetical roster of approved submitters, he wouldn't have sent me this beautiful puzzle. In addition to the four long theme entries, I love the bonus one at 32A.

Sat 12/21/2013
ANGIENEWYORK
PERKSSOLEMNER
SHEETFUNGICIDE
ERETAMPAACOW
SUNDAYWORLDESE
LUMENOLES
OMANISOWNERS
RANDDCOSTA
ORDEALCLOSED
ELOISTATE
BBSARTHURWYNNE
ELAMEWELLTEX
DALAILAMACHIRP
INEXCESSGUAVA
MCMXIIIINLET

Happy 100th birthday to the crossword puzzle, which first appeared on Dec. 21, 1913! Today's puzzle is a modest celebration of Arthur Wynne's invention. The hollow diamond shape of Wynne's first crossword is retained in today's puzzle — with FUN in the appropriate spot no less (as the first three letters of 16A). In the print version of this puzzle, the original diamond shape is indicated with shaded squares. It's impossible to present shading in Across Lite, and it didn't seem worthwhile adding circles, so if you solve electronically ... you'll have to use your imagination.

Thu 7/18/2013
MINSKSWMBRAVE
OMANITAOLORAX
CAPEKARREAGLE
MARILYNMONROE
DDIAMONDS
AHNENTENTEASH
REEKEDADJURE
IRANEQUIPETTE
ARTENERVETOAD
FLODIYALG
TARTUPBEIRUT
RUESLATHERAPU
ADAMELIELIPOD
WIKIABC'SOHNO
LOSTASSUSER
Wed 6/12/2013
PONCETVADLUST
ADIOSRAMSITTO
COCOCHANELMIEN
TREKODINDECAY
IMPELOOLALA
ANGERSLEDGE
GUESSKATESMITH
EDNALAMASOMOO
SEENOEVILSNORE
DIVANBROKER
MUSCLYTHEIR
USERSNCAAAINT
NATEJOHNDENVER
RITAAVIDAGATE
OREMMAPSTENSE
Sat 2/23/2013
ROADSTERS
SAMUELADAMS
MINNESOTAFATS
LENDERSTRATI
ITERSSAPSTPAT
TRAYSENETELKS
TODSPLITSCREEN
ESOEELLIKESHO
RECONNOITERCOT
EXONTUNEDSELF
RUNESTESKINDA
SANSEIWINTER
LOTTERYWINNER
ROASTMASTER
PETEACHER
Sun 10/14/2012 MEDIA START-UPS
ASANAASSADTALLATMS
TENETTHOROIRAEDRIP
TENDERLOVINGCAREMANE
INARREARSNOTBYCHOICE
COLORISTLANAIHINTED
REDHOUSECATHISSY
BASEWAINNANAS
ALLMYCHILDRENBATHTUB
BEEWHIRSOLEOLEMAZE
USEDCARSORARESEPIA
PEARLSBEFORESWINE
AMISSPOORLYPASTDUE
BEEPCOLLIEGAOLSERN
CHRISTOTOTALBODYSCAN
COALSBEENOKLA
ANWARSTROLLERAGR
LEIBEREERIERUSHESIN
TELLNOTALESFALSENAME
MDSECAROLBURNETTSHOW
ATOMHENSONICETEENS
NONEELSENOTESONLAY
Fri 1/13/2012
MUSLIMSTEENAGE
ANTONIOBANDERAS
SPRINKLERSYSTEM
LINSEEDSSTYLE
SEP
PALISHASOFLIP
ISINTOTORABORA
DANGEROUSCURVES
ENGENDERALIENS
RTSTERNSTEREO
SAN
INTWOMANIFOLD
DOMESTICANIMALS
ELEPHANTTRAINER
DONTASKLETTERS
Sun 6/20/2010 PUBLISHING TRADE
PASSEMPAALEONBATHE
ASCARCANADADRYICHAT
JOHNNYGOTHISGNUKEENE
ANISVOLSASEAMIND
MISEOVOCLODMOUNTAIN
AAMILNEBOSSEXGIVSO
UNREALANYTBILL
HALFPENNYFASTCORNEA
AMOREDELANOTOPIC
GARETHERATOFWARBIER
ENDSRYABLTIRKACRE
NAOHAPREFECTSPYBOIL
FABLERESHODOLETA
ATTILAPRESSOBEREDUP
NEHRUDISTAMALE
TEEELANREMYSILENTC
INFINITEJETSBSCMAIL
IDOLSEATVICIENNA
IDLESAFAREWELLTORAMS
REESEHONESTABELINES
VESTSIREDOLOFALANA
Sun 9/13/2009 LET'S PLAY BINGO
BSEVENMSSPAIDAWORD
TORINOOWNAURANOSEE
WHALERHEEGFORTYNINE
EASEAGREETONEROXER
LVIVHFTRADEMANATEE
VENTIIDEAMAPENEMY
EIGENFANTASIABOAT
NETTVCOMEINTO
DYADWYOISIXTEEN
DEPOSITSDENT
TARNISHVERMONT
ETREDERAILED
BFIFTEENRNASEWS
ASNEEDEDATLAS
SUITOHMEOHMYPEPSI
NEALERETREATISLET
NEEDLEDSLOBSWIEUAW
ALTLAIDANISTONONME
ISEVENTEENTIECARDIN
LIEINOMNIEARATTEST
SENDSROANDNANFORTY
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