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Puzzles for January, 2005
with Jim Horne comments

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Sat 1/1/2005
CAPPERRANI
HARRIMANRECANT
ELSINOREESCUDO
ELEVATESDORSET
LINETESTFLUENT
NOTASTEAVIATE
ARTCENTER
ALARUMHEDGED
SNAPAPPLE
ONSIDEACETATE
RETAINROTARIAN
RAMRODDRAWINTO
ELOISEENLISTED
LEVEEDREINTERS
RESTRIGORS
Sun 1/2/2005WHAT PEOPLE MIGHT SAY BEFORE DOING THIS PUZZLE
SCAMPITRIODESECANT
NOPAINOUTBOXARAPAHO
ICANSPAREEIGHTMINUTES
PORKIBARSTOILETIFS
IANATORSLOBE
IWONTKNOWANYTHINGINIT
NERDSMITTSNOON
RSTTULANEPINTAJOS
ITSMAKINGMEVERYSLEEPY
OKEDMONACOREIN
MOVIEPTBOATSGAZES
ACESBARKATDUOS
WHATDIDOTHERPEOPLESAY
SOLEDAMSAFRAIDILO
ELEMHAIFATABOR
WHATIDSAYISNTTHEISSUE
ROLEMEDSALPS
OLESAMOSAPSSSTIONA
NEXTWEEKSLOOKSTOUGHER
GUEVARAIGOTITRANSOM
PISTOLROOSTSORSONS
Mon 1/3/2005
AVERWORSTEDGE
WAREANITAMOLT
ALUMREFITSUET
CUPOFCOFFEEGNU
SETTERFRESH
EDITSSLINGS
REFSMOOTEXULT
EARTEACHERTOA
PRIMODIALESPY
SNEAKSODETS
DRYERMATMAN
APEORANGEJUICE
HUGSACORNANTE
ERGOPETITREED
MESSEDENSYODA
Tue 1/4/2005
OCCAMJOSHMARG
SHAMEAXLECBER
HAPPYBEESSABU
ARISESNESTLOM
PATRIDPEASOUP
EDAMGRAYCANNY
DELINETWINED
SNOWWHITE
ABHORAOLSWIT
STAIRSROSTITO
EASTMANDOCREL
NTHSUEYNOTERS
TUFTDEALNOTAT
TRUEEZRAERATO
OKLANYNYDOPEY
Wed 1/5/2005
ATESTSOHODCON
CENTSELANEIRE
SAVEAFTERREBATE
AROOTERR
SLAMRFKDEIMOS
TIMEOFFERSEINE
AMERCEEOEFLEX
MIRTIEPINSEFT
ITISTBSCURARE
NEGEVBUYONEGET
ADONISPADCEES
EVENWEAR
NOTSOLDINSTORES
ASECEAVENOONE
YULESKEDOMEGA
Thu 1/6/2005
SPARSEBNEGPCP
TUREENRENOLAH
ONONESGUARDIVY
ADUETITOROIL
TISIRONONDECAL
STERNOOTERI
ISSHOTGENES
ONTHEDOUBLE
RANGEPENPAL
AGASPONSALE
DIVISIONONELEX
ITINCROWFIFI
OASWONONPOINTS
ITIAMONINDEBT
NETTETEGOOSES
Fri 1/7/2005
NEVERMORESCARS
STOLEAWAYCOMIN
WELLILLBEARECA
SLEEPINGBAG
TWINSETINDIANS
RANOUTREBA
INURERECOLLECT
ADIMROLEXELIS
DATABASESMALTA
LIEDWIRIER
SARCASMBADNESS
SNOOZEALARM
GOODERESPONSES
TUNERINTERBANK
SKEDSETERNALLY
Sat 1/8/2005
OBAMAALECEPOS
HOVERNASHTARA
ONEATATIMEALAN
HORNDIRECTLINK
TVSKOING
NOSTRACABRIDES
EVERANDANONRPI
GEMSCORNUMOES
ERILEBRONJAMES
VACCINESCICELY
CIANOAIM
STREETSIGNIBIS
HICSIIMAGINESO
INLACLAMQTIPS
AGERETTESONYA
Sun 1/9/2005BREW HA-HA
AMOEBAPCCLONEASSIZE
DENVERORDEREDGANDER
INTENTPARFORTHECOORS
NTHIDEESTSOINKBLOT
EAGERHMOBEDE
KIRINCARPENTERARISTA
EGADOSMANRNASIRS
ELDERENDBUSCHLEAGUE
POIEARKEENEELIEST
SOONASAPIGAREAMAPS
UGHTHATSGROLSCH
SIDEREALFRETEISNER
SEMINARAMORLSTODO
PABSTMASTERPTAYARDS
ATATPALSTANKLEIA
NODSATOLDERBUDWEISER
POSTRIAAANDP
WAIKIKIBIOROUNDOLE
AMSTELSTANDINGZINNIA
SENECAINGENUEAVISOS
PROLESACADEMESELENE
Mon 1/10/2005
AWARDSCOMPCCS
POTIONOBOEARE
ROADWARRIORMEN
ENTERTENETS
USSRCDIVERIE
MALRHODEISLAND
PRIMAATOMS
SIDECARSNOOKER
RENEWKNAVE
ROWEDASHORETEN
ORALTINACENT
TANYASTESLA
TNTRODESHOTGUN
EGOCYANESTATE
DENHAMSSTYLED
Tue 1/11/2005
VICESCASASBAT
ECLATHIPPOEPA
TEETOTALLERDAB
RIPERARTDECO
LOINEGOSECHO
ARCONEWHOTAKES
SCARFLEARN
SALUTEDSTANDBY
BESOSCAIRO
INVENTORYATSAY
NEINRIELOCTO
TWOSTEPNERVE
ATLAGOLFCOURSE
COEPASEOULNAR
TNTENTERTESLA
Wed 1/12/2005
HBOGALASRESIN
ARCABORCARISE
WITBOBBYKNIGHT
SLALOMTOUCH
ELVINBISHOPTOE
ROEGSTESGTS
HASTESWEATS
STEPHENKING
CHEESYPOINT
BOARPLOORCA
SETELLERYQUEEN
BOGIEAUTUMN
IRENECASTLESEA
MULESSPATSENL
PETITEFLATDTS
Thu 1/13/2005
AGOGRANIATOM
SOREULANAVERY
TABLEFORTLARES
ADSCOUCHFIRST
THUDECOLI
PATIOSDARNBMW
RUBEACESLEE
ARITFORTWOERA
HATRARESTIR
ALSACIDBOASTS
WASTEPARD
SLOSHNIECEMAL
TERSETSCOMPANY
ANTESALANSINN
BAHTLENSIMAX
Fri 1/14/2005
SPEAKTORATATAT
EASTERNUPATREE
ITSALIELECTERN
ZEEPOWDERSMOC
ERNOSARISCOBO
ONEADYINRILED
NOSKINOFFMYNOSE
FAIRTRADE
ANGERMANAGEMENT
DERRYNECRADAR
JEANGOTTASARA
ODDOUTSIDESRI
INARUSHORDINAL
NOTASTENAIVETE
STENTORSWEARER
Sat 1/15/2005
AGUEGOGOROOMS
UNLVIREDIMPEI
NANAUGLISNEAD
TRANSLATEKINTE
SLEEPINWED
SHASTASWEAR
OFFCENTERIHATE
ULTERIORMOTIVES
TOWNEPROMOTERS
SWATSSERENE
ANYPLICATE
ISNOTMULETEERS
LOEWEANATDIET
ELIELPUTTAONE
DONNESMEERUDE
Sun 1/16/2005PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
COHORTSOROIZEWHIFF
ARMOIRETUNASUBHANOI
DROPPINGTHEBONEISSUE
MOOROLLINGSTALL
SHARMREDNEDATONED
PONEBEARERREAIREDS
ERODEDMUSALETA
ADDINHEIRTOTHETHRALL
REEDITEDRBITHEBLUE
TARESOARSOLLA
ALLFORONEANDONEFORALL
LEIASINGSAPAN
INERTIANAMREALLOTS
TONEINTHESADDLEYACHT
SCENENOISIFTER
MAESOEURHONEOFFAME
ARMIESNEAROAMSLEW
ICECREAMCALLARE
MARIOGALLWITHTHEWIND
EDGESANIMATEHONOREE
DEEREREPYENSWEETEN
Mon 1/17/2005
BEBOPGARBOBLT
IRANIIDEALRUR
BEDANDBOARDACE
HUESTACKY
BABOONSSMILEYS
OTOOLERHUMBA
ATONELEASENAT
RAMAVOIDSEDNA
SRAFOGGYUNBOX
NORTONINCISE
CADDIESPSALTER
RUBESALII
EDUBORNANDBRED
SISEJECTEMOTE
TETESTEEDWEEB
Tue 1/18/2005
PASAGERALDCHE
ALOTOUNCESLEX
BILLYGRAHAMORA
LOVEMESERICBM
ONEACTSSNACK
SATIESLEWED
TACTELMOASIDE
HERCRACKERSIN
AROLLSERAGETS
NOSOAPEASEL
SODOISTRASSE
RAFTLCDSASHAY
ALIPLAYSITSAFE
CARREREADEWER
ESEONEDGESLRS
Wed 1/19/2005
NOVBIOTASOAPY
ERAIDIOMTOMEI
ZENBALLOONPARK
DCLSEENDDE
ONEHITBULBOUS
WALLOONPAPER
STLODEIVISA
CARTOONWRIGHT
HSIATOAIATE
DRAGOONSTRIP
SWEEPERDETECT
OHMRUSHNEW
LAMPOONPOSTIQS
OMAHAGAMERTON
NOSIRENEMYHMO
Thu 1/20/2005
ACTSASSOW
ROWGOULASHCPA
TUEITSALIEREN
SPLOTCHSCHWINN
ALFASISAKAPSE
LETTABCSWIPES
ETHSRAHEATSAT
SCRUNCH
POSSESLOTPSIS
INCANATNOOTRO
CARLITZACORES
KLATSCHSCHLEPP
SETPOETICATEA
ORCANNEALSCAD
NTHANNHTS

This grid has only 63 vowels, the fewest of any 15 by 15 puzzle in my database.

Fri 1/21/2005
ULSTERLAPCAT
PICAROSTOPRATE
SEAMISTRUPERTS
ENTICERADEPTAT
TOTASTEDEALERS
REMOTESENSORS
DINETTESETS
VED
HERMETICISM
RAREINSTANCES
FERNANDINHALED
ACDELCOONELANE
ROISTERNORANDA
CUSTERSSNIGGER
EPHORSSTEERS

This puzzle held the record for lowest word count in my database, 52, until Joe Krozel tied that record in 2012 and then broke it in 2013.

It still holds the record for longest average word length.

Sat 1/22/2005
SMACKEDUPSINEW
MADRILENOEMOTE
ALOTTOASKCANIT
LARSENHISSOCK
LIEIONETIKI
OSSSANDGROUSES
JETSETSFILLETS
CRATUPIS
ETVOILANAVAJOS
CHIFFONCAKEUPI
LEAFSTATMTN
INGUSFLMOSAIC
PERONIMPEDANCE
SWAMILEYDENJAR
ESSEXMXMISSILE
Sun 1/23/2005CYBERCHUCKLES
MILKBARGENERAATTACK
ONLEAVEELUDERMRBLUE
STODGESLADYOFLEISURE
TOYSEDDIESINBMSN
ETDSALOONSPAESENEO
LOSSOFLIFEFAVACAIRN
OHNOSKIPABEAT
ALFAUSAFNEALONOLDE
BILLLABOROFLOVEBOAS
STOICXEROXNEMOARP
TINTEDKEVINYONDER
ANDOAFSICERSHOSNI
ITOOLAPOFLUXURYTOOT
NONSISRAELTRIOEFTS
LOSTASTEPYALL
ANSONBITELEGSOFLAMB
TOWSWANSWAVIESTUAR
PSIHALSHYESTANNA
LANDOFLINCOLNSLOWDAY
ALGORELEASESAUBERGE
YESTERLATETOTIEDYED
Mon 1/24/2005
CPASRISKSOSHA
DEFTOSHEALUIS
RARALEONIARES
ONELIFETOLIVE
MUSEDBONFIB
THREEBLINDMICE
AMMOOARED
SODSSWORETESS
ODIUMPALS
FIVEEASYPIECES
ANIRNAALLOR
SEVENYEARITCH
SHIVMEATSPOKY
PAVEISLESOREM
AMENATESTNOTE
Tue 1/25/2005
FILEMOLEGAMUT
ARIDSPAMABASE
CONGOGAMERANUP
ENTERLARVAGAI
SASSAGEOLD
RETINACAMETO
SLANGYAMPAFRO
VINEGOMAILGAP
PEGSRYEREMOTE
ONCALLEVADED
BELLOCISAK
ARILEARNNERTS
CINCOGOBETWEEN
OCEANAMENABRA
NASTYREDSRAMP
Wed 1/26/2005
YEWSCLAWREGAL
ACHEOATHALINE
WHATISHOOMCRAE
NOTMITZIJILTS
IRANISLED
ALSACECHATWAS
PAWNSWOODSHOT
HIEDSHOWSCARE
INNAWAKEGOTTA
DENLATESAMIAM
ZITIMAZES
PIZZASCALEWEE
ABUTSWHOISWATT
CANOEYARNARON
TRIPSERIEXENA
Thu 1/27/2005
CURDSHARPJAZZ
ULEECANEROBOE
ETDSODDFELLOWS
BERKELEYCALLIT
ARIRDSDILATES
LIBRASLANA
LOBOFANCLUB
ROULETTETABLE
NEEDLESEATA
NMEXBARCAR
OPENTOESENKIA
MINIONACIDCELL
EVENSTEVENAYES
GOREOWINGGERE
ATORNESTSESSA
Fri 1/28/2005
ROLANDOVERCOAT
INABARPITTANCE
OCCUPYETHEREAL
SETTOSNANDADE
AISLEALONG
EADIEEASES
COMPOSERWIMPLE
ELEANORPOLECAR
SEEPINYARDSALE
TAKEIGORKI
RIGIDHABLA
CIELOREOMEARA
ALLINALLROTTEN
LEMONPIESNAKED
IRONWEEDEDSELS
Sat 1/29/2005
CHARYBDISOPRAH
RICEARONINEATO
ESCALANTETATTY
ONELINERSOCTAD
SIDLENUTSELBE
OBEYGETALINEON
LSDBOSHUNISYS
ROBSKINK
SPRAWLLENSCPR
MAOTSETUNGTREE
ALMSTUCKGOURD
SOUNDTIEINWITH
HOLEYTASMANSEA
UKASEUNEASIEST
PANTSTOYCHESTS
Sun 1/30/2005SMOOTH MOVE
ALASKAAMADBIKEDAM
DENIALSSANITARIAITA
ZIONISTEYESOCKETMET
KSTONQMOTHERCALI
SFCHOLBRIRTDAPHNIS
AIRMENCITADELNIECES
TRICKSTERERAOCHRE
WEEKLIVEURSTLUKES
EDDFOXQANTHEISM
LOOKATCATHERINEAMF
LOUSYLONEDUNKITALO
RTEFOUNDLINGICERUN
NADINEBBKDOHQIE
VAGRANTCOLPANWADS
PAULIEDOEBAYREMIT
UNTIEDMINDSETPESETA
BLOSSOMACEKHEADSYR
GISHCOALERSSAYBR
ANESILVERMAKSPOILED
MEAALTERNATETANNERY
ESTMESSSLEDLEGREE
Mon 1/31/2005
EDNABAASSMELL
GRITUCLATALIA
GALEGRAMALLEY
WEATHERBUREAU
MAOAMT
LIURUTHPRAISE
ERSESEEREIDER
HEATHERLOCKLEAR
ANITAMESHSATE
RERUNSNEARLSD
DCCREA
LEATHERJACKET
SAYSOLAUDIRAQ
ONETOLINETILE
PEDALODESACED