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38 puzzles by Trenton Charlson
with Jim Horne comments

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Trenton Charlson

37 Daily crosswords by Trenton Charlson

Sat 12/24/2022
ODEONFEARBAT
YOUREONLYLONELY
SOCLOSEYETSOFAR
RAYHARDADOBE
ATLSATORIRAS
HOYLEODORMEME
ADPAGEPAPAYA
OTTAWASTENOS
OUTLETENGULF
ARSELEGSDAKAR
CSTLARAMSNMI
HARPOLATECOM
ELECTRICALPOWER
BEETHOVENSTHIRD
ESSOWESLOTSA

Following up on Jeff's symphonic note, Napoleon lost his chance to have that great symphony named for him when he pissed off the composer by crowning himself Emperor.

Tue 9/6/2022
SODABRATGOSH
INONAHMADICEE
KENTSEIJIOZAWA
HIJINKSDAMNED
IOUISUZUROADS
STARTSENDSDOE
MANORSRIAPANT
DOTDOTDOT
FETEAASAMALFI
ALEENNUIASIAN
LOMAXAMMANMIA
APPLESBEIJING
FIJIDOLLAROTTO
ENOSDISCIKEEN
LGBTDUKEEDDY

Constructors, let's see if we can improve Jeff's search results by learning more about the Finder. The IJI pattern is tough, so we might not get anything useful, but maybe we'll learn some useful techniques.

Jeff wants answers with some combination of three I and J letters, but not the boring III. For that, we need RegEx. Let's break it down.

Fri 4/15/2022
XRAYEYESARAFAT
XOXOXOXORELATE
XYLOPHONEMALLET
HOOTCYRIL
IPSOHITONNEST
SHOOOCALAAQUA
AOLREVLURK
IBARPATSYLIVE
DIREERANIT
NAPSTERSECOVE
OSLOSTEALOXEN
ERATOFINN
TEXTBOOKEXAMPLE
ROUTEROLIVEOYL
INSOLEPYRENEES
POW Fri 2/11/2022
YEOFLITTLEFAITH
AGREETODISAGREE
LOCHNESSMONSTER
ESSTMCABA
GAIABERMUDA
BENZGESTURES
GARDELAOTALE
LITHOWINSANTA
AREABENDENIS
MTARARATETTA
SHUDDERALAS
EATAUGDIE
READSTHERIOTACT
ISNOTHINGSACRED
BETWEENTHELINES
Thu 12/16/2021
AGREESALOTIRE
BREATHBEWILDER
BEMUSESONNETEER
YEAGNUSIDED
TREEBOAGUNS
RELIEFMAPSROB
MAINISSUESBARB
OBEYDEWBERRIES
BEDHARDLINERS
POSYILLYRIA
SHEDSSNLNFC
OPERATINGBOGGLE
BEFUDDLECASUAL
EXTSAKEERUPTS
Sat 11/27/2021
SCOFFREPENTS
AILEDBESERIOUS
UNDERCOVERAGENT
NETSOSUETTE
AMIBICEPBLAZE
SAMPANIPAPUP
XERISCAPING
YELLOWPAGES
ZOOPLANKTON
ASPUTEOOZIER
BEASTSTALKLOO
CAMOUSAETNA
THECOASTISCLEAR
VALKYRIESPASTE
GASLINEANTED
Sun 10/3/2021 SNOOZEFEST
SAILSBFFBMAJOATER
OZZIELAIIAMAOLIVE
FUZZYWUZZYARROZHBEAM
TRYFREEZINGDRIZZLE
DRESSPOESYDEANERY
ZEROINGEOGGULLIVER
AGAZEGTERAZZLEDAZZLE
LAZEDLOEBPESETAOAK
EDENDITZESNANMANIA
SSSPATIENCEJADED
ZIZZERZAZZERZUZZ
MAINEDEERHIDEMAT
HOSTSSUERESINYCANI
ETSSAUTESSANGNANTZ
PRIZEPUZZLESTOYORTIZ
TISAPITYCHEZPAPACY
ANIMATOGLEANEARNS
BUZZFEEDQUIZZESOSU
HAZELOLLIEFORTYWINKS
BLAZENEILNAEELZIE
OPCITEDDAESCRLESS
Thu 7/29/2021
USSRPOSTWHIZ
HUTUONTOHYDE
SERBGERIAPED
DISPOSALAREA
PRESIDENTS
ATTESTTO
WEIWEIRENTED
OARCITIOLE
EROSKNEENUMB
NEWSCASTER
OSCARAIDES
FILLINTHEBLANK
UMASERIALTOE
SODTWELVEEKE
ENSSTYLEDSIT
Sat 7/10/2021
CARELESSMISTAKE
ANANSITHESPIDER
COMMUNIONWAFERS
HUMEERODEFLO
ETESTSARASP
DHARMARAPIER
ROUTEGODNO
ACCORDSDIGDEEP
RHODETENSE
CEREALLAPDOG
SSNROOMDICE
HERSATYRAVIA
SILENTTREATMENT
PRIVATEENTRANCE
FEASTONESEYESON
Thu 5/20/2021
ENIDMOISTAWLS
LIFEALICELION
MAYAIDIOTELLA
EPONYMSREGULAR
REUSEASSSTIFF
SECSIXFEETAAS
PAPCOPSESML
ALTAUNDERCHAT
DECRYFIONA
ASHTREESPYSWAP
MISTYELISA
BRYNSEAMYORZO
SEDGESCIORDER
AARGHLESALTAR
RIISESORIAL
Wed 3/31/2021
PALESPAGEBOSCH
ECASHADOSBALOO
TAMPACARPSTAMP
ACELETMEINEMME
LINKEDDEPENDON
SATEGWBSRAUDO
PEEWEETENET
BUILDINGBLOCKS
GINSUTORINO
RBIDABSONLILO
ILOVEDITDMINOR
MINIDARKRYEFAD
ACIDSLIEUSTATE
CASESITEMSACHA
ELTONKELPINTEL
Sat 1/9/2021
JAZZWALTZAMONG
ONEORMORERADIO
JUNOESQUEGRECO
OBISCUDDOTTED
BITTRAGICSOSO
ASHEATEOUTJAM
RAYSUPABOVE
JAMALDOYEN
OFASORTCZAR
ETSTEEPEEEMIT
SETHLEARNSONO
CROAKYMAMARBI
HYDRALEMONPEEL
MOODYBLINDDATE
OUNCEJACKSQUAT
Fri 10/30/2020
NAZARENERAJAHS
ORALEXAMAMULET
DOMINATEDESADE
RUBELTRAINTBA
ASEATESLADEEM
MEZZOROOTBEERS
ASIANSNEERING
LEISIT
DEEPSIGHSILEX
KALAMAZOOKEANE
AYESBOOTYSTAR
PTAMEDDLESEMO
LINTELJASONFOX
AMORALOVERHERE
NERUDABASELESS
Thu 9/24/2020
GERMPFFTCLASP
IDEALOOIEHONOR
BEERBARRELASTRO
INKSACDRUMSTICK
LIEDEBEDIEDEE
LCDTVANDESWORD
RIOJASTATES
CRIBBAGEMARKER
LOOKERVALUE
EMMEIMGAYSNORE
SPAGAIAACTLOL
PANHANDLEAMOEBA
ADIEUSPELLEDOUT
URALSTANEYELSE
LENDSLYNXSETS
Sat 8/22/2020
SHHSHAMUCFOS
KEEBLERELFRIPA
INYOURFACEAXIS
PRYORREMMAUS
SIAMROARATTMI
TVADSUEDE
GOESONABENDER
PAWNPROMOTION
BARNEYSTINSON
ANISETEEN
SIBREPAYSJAGS
SCADPASLAURA
ABLEITSASECRET
LADSCHEAPSKATE
ERIKSTAYSSAD
Sun 7/26/2020 MADE-TO-ORDER
LASSMANICLEAFOVAL
ICONALEROETNABIOTA
SQUARECHINASTIALLEY
PURGEHISSEDONESEC
INSIDEHOSTINTHEDARK
LEODIMELOOPIESTNEE
ESTDIRGEANDWAIST
ACESDISMISSEDBOBCAT
ESAUTAZITSWARCALL
ADSMENUAXISSEE
ABETAROUNDTHEBUSH
SALSAGABIEBEMU
CREWREJOINOOPACTI
ACCEDEBEGINWATCHING
RABBICSAMENSAMDS
ADAMAHIMAHISTOWPOT
BELOWMACARONIOSAKAN
DMITRIMILNERRENEE
PAWATALSOOCEANDEIST
IVINSDIORVALLIPSIS
CANIEASYESSEXSTAY

Mr. Charlson notes that he's the founder of Z.J.X.Q. — Americans Against Accurate Acronyms.

Let's all hope he doesn't run afoul of the A.A.A.A.A.A.A. — the American Association Against Acronym and Abbreviation Abuse.

Sat 6/13/2020
ZILLIONXFACTOR
ONEACREELPRADO
OFFWEGOROTUNDA
METSNOOPSADD
ORALSSUPSAGUE
UNREALSHYDECO
TOMSWIFTYBARKS
AIDATRIP
EXFBISWEETTALK
LIARGTOMETIER
YALEOTRASORTA
SNLATRESTTSK
IGOTCHAPREMISE
AQUATICCAVEMEN
NITPICKAPOGEES
Fri 5/1/2020
GINSLINGJAFFA
ORATORIORADIUM
BODEWELLPIAZZA
INAWEDAMNZZZ
REVERSILYE
ENPASSANTSLEW
DILLSIDMOSUL
ACAIONENDOOZE
MEYERLOUPUZO
LINERIVERSTYX
NYTPRECALC
ADSRAVICOHAN
DOAJIGOENOLOGY
INFUSEUKULELES
REESESETASIDE
Sat 2/22/2020
MCCAINOFFTO
QUIZZICALLOOK
QUOTATIONMARKS
BURNERTOPSY
AAADIPOLESHOW
MYNANAMEDBABE
SCAGGSNOMAD
TRAIPSEPARLEYS
HILDABEAPAL
ISLEHOPUPSERB
SKAROYALLYMOA
FLIESIOMOTH
FROZENDAIQUIRI
DENOFINIQUITY
REEDSARSENE
POW Tue 1/28/2020
AHHSHAMUGATOR
COYRANONELOPE
COMPOUNDWLAPEL
EDNALEERSMONA
SOARMALCOLMX
SOLOCUPPROORE
LASERYOGIS
GENERATIONY
EGRETWASTE
NRAORCTHESAME
CONTROLZERIN
LADEBEAKSLENT
ONEALFINALFOUR
SEUSSTROVELEE
ERREDSEXEDATE
Thu 12/26/2019
JAMERGSHYDOW
AMRADIOCOUPEVA
BATCAVEROLEPLAY
SMETHEDETAILS
CODRHEASEC
ORCASAMISLOIS
ESTFEATSPELUNK
XTHERIGHTBALANCE
ECOTONEINCATUG
CODAERSEELLER
OLETRAPORS
XXXINTHESTRAW
REJIGGERBOWLING
ARERILEABEYANT
YOWFLOYESNEO
POW Sat 11/23/2019
ASSUAGELABMICE
SKIPPEDAQUAMAN
WITSENDOUTKAST
ACELEASILENTW
NAMEITNEPALI
PARKINGGARAGES
PRECIOUSREST
POI
SACSFADDIETS
HILARITYENSUES
ARISENSTEELS
RAPHAELBOAPOE
ISAIDSOALTOSAX
FIRMESTBEELINE
SATIRESESSENES
Sat 10/5/2019
SARAMILAACHED
WRITTENINCLOVE
AISLESEATRISEN
TAKENOPRISONERS
ISNTQANTAS
CLOSESJURY
HORUSQUAGMIRES
IGERQUIRETORI
COMEQUICKSHOAL
BIDETHATSO
SASSEDREAP
BYZANTINEEMPIRE
IRULETOPSEEDED
BURMACLOUDNINE
SPEAKHASPSOON

Grids with no three-letter answers aren't as rare as you might think. This is the 61st in the Shortz Era.

Sat 9/7/2019
JVSQUADSPERIL
RAPUNZELGAMETE
PRIEDIEUANIMAS
AILIMPROVCLASS
CALDUDTERENCE
MBASTISSUEDAN
ALGAHSTPAW
NEEDSHATSAPID
ETSGASVICE
IMSINDEBTEXEC
MATINEELEIYSL
PRICKLYPEARSKI
ISRAELATLANTAN
SHIRRSNOTQUITE
HANESSPHINXES

Very tough. And I knew AZIMUTH.

POW Fri 7/26/2019
FOOLZEBRAFINCH
EDNAAQUAMARINE
LOISFUZZYNAVEL
TROTTAZOETD
ENTAILROMAN
SARONGTBILL
ATILTCHALKLINE
GENERICTWIX
ORGANBANKTHANE
VERBSPIANOS
MEARAMUSTNT
ELIPHILJACK
CASTASPELLASHE
ONEIDALAKEZEKE
NARCOLEPSYZEAL
POW Thu 6/20/2019
SMTWTFSNBCTV
FIREWALLFLORA
PROTOZOANLEBON
DENLITMUSTESTS
PANSTIED
THRONGTEXASBBQ
BEALESALEMLEA
SIDESELLSMATT
PSICHICAZESTA
STOPLOSSPEWTER
ROAMDUAL
STPAULIGIRLMCS
SOLIDCONSONANT
NOISETAUTENED
STEEDRESENTS
Fri 5/3/2019
ADSPACESAFARIS
TRUEDATINAHAZE
LOSTARTPARADOX
APPMOONPIEIMP
NOESBRAYSLOBE
TUCKSESCNADIR
ATTILATURBOJET
POMPPACT
BADAPPLESTICKS
AROSEALAVALUE
LEGSSYSOPNANA
LOBCODEREDMGS
ALIBABATRIMSPA
DATASETACCRUAL
SEEHEREEYESPOT
Sun 3/24/2019 CODE SWITCHING
BEARPITSTASHESSPUD
ALSORANDOORPOSTHOPE
BOSTONTANGOPARTYEATS
EPEESSAGENAENACRE
LETPEAKYANKEEBOTHER
SENDSSISETHENE
JAKARTAGOYAASTIDDT
UNIFORMBETGELCAPS
JOSELOTHARIOTATI
ITSIFSOARITHROWON
THEPRINCESSANDTHEPAPA
SERRANOTATASHYSLR
URSAOUTLAWEDSHIA
TILTSATBRAVOSTING
IOSTOYSAGARALIENEE
NOTBADCIAAVAST
CHARLIEWORLDNAVYRAW
ELROYTRUARMYPRADA
NATOPHONETICALPHABET
SLEDHATTREESCRUMBLE
EARSONEYEARDOSSIER
POW Wed 1/9/2019
GIFTSSWIFT
MINISKIMILLI
WILDTHINGINKIN
ILLSIRISLISPS
IDSIRTTWIN
INTCRINGING
RIFFSBLINGKIR
ISISBRINKZITI
GINSLINGMIDST
STIFLINGWIG
RINGSIXFBI
SPRIGINITSIRS
IRISHTIGHTKNIT
TINCTCHIMING
SIKHSSNIPS

This puzzle nearly doubles the number of I's in the previous record. I particularly admire WILD THING and TIGHT KNIT; two 9-letter entries with 7 consonants and 2 I's.

We're running out of unique single-vowel possibilities. Patrick Berry had 69 A's in 2002. J. R. Bender had 71 E's in 1996. In 2012, Steve Riley managed 69 O's. U, anyone?

In 1994, Cathy Allis went big, accomplishing this single-vowel feat in a memorable E-only Sunday puzzle called, of course, ELAND.

Sat 12/8/2018
COMICSANSCRAG
OPENLYGAYLULL
PEACESIGNSABLE
ERNOONACHAPLIN
SAGAPGTHIRTEEN
ILLSNGO
ATRIATAPDANCES
HALSKIPASSHOE
HUSHPUPPYSAINT
IANDOLL
SURPRISEMEALTO
THANKSOBAMAPHU
RUNESDETOXDIET
IRISARTDEALER
PANSSTEELBLUE

This is a terrific puzzle. Thanks, Obama!

POW Fri 10/19/2018
SIXPACKBOOHISS
COROLLAONVACAY
ADAPTORDEADEND
NEYOSEEYAIMIN
TVSBENDSSTATE
RIPPEDGUAMNYY
OCEANSERIES
NEXTGENFRATBRO
SAMOASGABOR
CARLOWSTORQUE
OPENSYODELJLO
BANASOFARPOET
ATECROWNEOLITH
LOGROLLASHANTI
TWEEZESEASYTEN
Fri 7/13/2018
RAZZPIZZAFIZZ
ALOEOBEAHOREO
GLOBPIECEYORE
NIMRODSHAVENOT
ANSARIDORMER
ROOEVENNOWISO
ONUSALOOFSKIP
KETCHENDBEENE
HOWGOESIT
WORTHYSENSED
PELOSIXGAMES
AIDEZZTOPDALI
GRADKENDOAJAX
EDGEINUITTONE
DOERDOTESEROS
POW Sat 6/2/2018
GODZILLACUTEX
QUEEQUEGMOHAVE
TIMESLOTAWOKEN
YOUUNSUNGHERO
PURPOSEPHIAYN
EIEIOODORNOG
THATSALLANA
CASHCRATEAPES
ALPSHAKESON
PTANINAETUDE
IAMELKORDINAL
TRAVELSIZEGIN
ABLAZETZATZIKI
LOOSESTIREIRON
BYTESYESANDNO
POW Fri 2/23/2018
DNALABSBJNOVAK
ROSECUTYOULOSE
OXIDATELUDDITE
OZSINEXILEDAB
PEASOPINEGIRL
EMITSLIEMONTE
DADJOKESWAGGER
ODEBRR
MACHONECAKEMIX
OMANIABUSEEMS
NIPSSTIESNAPA
ARTBAITCARNIN
RICOACTADAPTED
CTHULHURISOTTO
HEATMAPDEPLOYS
Thu 11/30/2017
MAMBAJAMSALBA
IBSENODIEBOOR
CONANTHEXXZOOM
KEANUSUSHI
LBJXXXXXPIGEON
IRULEBRACOG
LIKESOROOMBA
TEENPTXXXANNE
BASTESYAWNED
EEOPINCLOWN
XXXSANDWICHNSA
HOHUMINUIT
UTESBATTLESHIP
MIRAANTEVOICE
ECONTTYLESTER
Mon 10/2/2017
FISHFLIPHARSH
OHHIEONSALIKE
COOPMUSICNOTES
APTFUNUSNEWS
LETTERGRADES
OEREELLOFTS
SCHEMECANRIA
CHEMICALSYMBOLS
AILOUICEASES
BALESDNAALT
MOVIERATINGS
MARBLETISIRA
BLOODTYPESAXEL
ABODEEARLHOES
SATYRSTYEANKA
POW Wed 4/26/2017
VIEWAPBMENTOS
ACNECOOAVIARY
REDDFOXXNEXXUS
YESSIRSAYNO
ANGERNSFW
MEANTOAREDARE
ALPOANTIVAXXER
DIEHARDVINROSE
EXXONMOBILANNO
RIADYLANDYSON
ARMSAGGRO
LEASHAMARNA
TJMAXXDOSEQUIS
ROOMIEARPUGLI
YEASTSDRYASEA

1 Variety puzzle by Trenton Charlson

Sun 9/9/2018
JQNPHNXCLLCTBL
JZZQRTTPRNTHSS
BZZRBTRTXDRMST
DLKTBVWLMSCN
DGFGHTJLL
JRSSCNLNTHCFFN
SFTPRTZLSGNF
HRBRSHSXTNTRVW
CRDRFRNTRSMN
QCKBRWNFXSCNRS
NRNSNDRMS
TMDPNTCLMCTC
MSRNGCPHNDBLLS
LCLLBLLNTWRKNG
PNXPRSSSXFTNDR