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Puzzles for October, 2002
with Jim Horne comments

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Tue 10/1/2002
AJAXMASHOFUSE
GENEATEERAVED
LUGSDATACLEAN
ODETELTRALALA
WILDWILDWEST
ROTRANOTTO
TYPEBPAVEDION
WEEWILLIEWINKIE
ATETOONSVOILA
SIPSITEZIT
WORLDWIDEWEB
GALILEIAPEOLE
IRENENESSQUIT
MANGOETTUUNDO
PLAYSSEEPEDEN
Wed 10/2/2002
CIGSBERGELYSE
HARTOVENLOOTS
EMILLALOAGUES
FAMOUSNAMESNNE
UNHPENTAGON
APRICOTSTIR
GUESSINGOCTOPI
OLDTUBROD
GLOWERMATAHARI
AXEDSILENTE
CHIRPIERNAN
DONENDINGINMAN
LUGERUCALIOLA
ISLETCOLESTER
VEERSTHARHACK
Thu 10/3/2002
AHABIRCHSALE
DEBECOLESTRAY
LIZSECONDTOTHE
EDUCEDUSURPER
RIGHTANDBUS
ESMEMANEGO
MOLESTRAIGHTON
EMUSTEKOTOE
NEVERNEVERLAND
UNSHODMEME
WETPETERPAN
WOEISMEURSULA
TILLMORNINGFAN
ORALSSAREEFCC
PENSCLASSSKY
Fri 10/4/2002
FIREDEPARTMENTS
ORALEXAMINATION
CALLATTENTIONTO
ATEEEINSTAO
LESANODESMELD
TUTEBAN
JAWEDEASTINDIA
ACHRISTMASSTORY
STARTEDINEASER
LOSEMCS
AGERPARROTLAW
LOMMAIDMESH
PRESSCONFERENCE
HEADONCOLLISION
ANTSINONESPANTS
Sat 10/5/2002
CRACKLESTEALS
AERONAUTHERMIT
CLAVICLEENROBE
TIBETONSETRAP
UNITEGDONSETH
SEAADIEUCUTIE
OLDERBARTON
ENGLISHMUFFIN
AGORAEEASES
MONEYDARTSMAS
AMOSSORTSTALC
TAWAUNTYSINCE
INNINGERUPTION
VIENNADESOLATE
EARNERDETECTS
Sun 10/6/2002TWICE-TOLD TALES
RODINMESSMARSASSET
ENEROALOTELIAROMEO
GREATGALANONCHALANT
RUDEROOMERRUEDRUMOR
ESEEGOTESSETAMRI
THEGAPSULATITIAN
BLUECZECHBLEWCHECK
DABSLAITOREROISEE
ERASAIDSOPAVEANTSY
ECLAIRSPAESEYAM
PHILSMANNERFILLSMANOR
FAYPORTOLEENANE
PAROLMETARIGORSRCA
OMANIMPENDNAYICER
DENSEDEARDENTSDEER
INTONEMOSHASSIST
ADOCAMSAMSARPNOR
SELLERKNEWCELLARGNU
BUENOSDIASEATSNEONS
OLEGSITTOARNOOCTET
PADRECAENTRAPLUSTY
Mon 10/7/2002
EPSOMRUSSOAMC
HAIKUUNCUTBIO
SCRAMMARCOPOLO
PBSICERINK
MARIOCUOMOOLES
ADAJESURPM
ALBUNITSUPPER
MAILMENACETONE
SIDEBGATORANT
TOALINTCUR
APOSTOLEDOOHIO
CARGOESORR
IPSOFACTOIGLOO
DUOOSAKACAPRA
SANZEROSONSET
Tue 10/8/2002
TACKYPYGMYRNS
OLLIERADIOOAT
MOONSORANGAMY
BUGSBUNNYINDEX
MUTEIBAR
ROTATEFINETUNE
HAWNFLORANOL
IKEPLAINERNBC
NEEOUTREDELI
ONTARGETMOORED
YAKSBANG
ATBAYSYLVESTER
CHIPEWEETHOLE
TARIDEASWOOED
STDGUESSOWNED
Wed 10/9/2002
BEEFAMOSAHEAD
AIDALIVEZORRO
ITEMOXENTRACE
THREEHUNDRED
EELLAPSICES
DREADPCSPEP
REBEKAHCAGE
12STRIKESINAROW
ANASJERSEYS
MDSTOSNERDS
SEAUALAEEEO
XXXXXXXXXXXX
QUOTEELIEMATE
ERRORNEILALER
DIALSASISSLRS
Thu 10/10/2002
SPARSCAMPOFF
IOTACUTIECURE
GLOMADORNATOZ
HOPPINGMADAM
ANTEPERPS
SPENTLETITBEAM
HINTEDVANYALU
ANTLOTIONSSID
RIISOATSTRONG
DOCTORJAMRANGE
SNEAKALUM
MAKINGAMENDS
CAFEIRONSSEAL
OXENSAVESECRU
WEESEATOSKEG
Fri 10/11/2002
BIGWIGBIGRIG
SERPICOINSURES
PIASTERADAMITE
ARITRESSSSA
MUSSYWEDSHIM
STEPSPADEUSNA
ONTAPCOMEON
TINCANTINMAN
BENSONRODEO
INSOCOUPENOSH
ODOREBBISTOO
GEMLECARTNN
ERNESTOAGITATE
NEILSONRUNAWAY
RAGTAGRAGBAG
Sat 10/12/2002
EMPIREJPMORGAN
LEAVENURETHANE
ENNEADNEDROREM
GODPERKYANAME
IRONDEFOGEGOS
AARONPANAMENE
CHAMONIXLASSES
ADINLORI
CHINUPDIPSTICK
LINSAJAKHANOI
ATTATEHEERANT
PHONESLATSSTS
FENGSHUITICTAC
ORESTEIAENRICH
RESTARTSSNORTY
Sun 10/13/2002DOWNWARD SPIRAL
ERDEPOTATOCOMSAT
REEVEALCOHOLSODETTA
EDSELLITTORALPETROL
COOLIDGEOROITSHANK
TEXNEROASONEDANCE
SYRARSONOKAUNDER
REAMHOMONYMPOS
FLIPTOPSTOSSGOLONG
LIBELLAWODOADENFAR
ECONEYEONSONANTAVA
DENTCOLOOKIEEDAM
GNUPULLONBOASTNORM
ESCALASONOREINSURE
DELETEANOSASCRIBES
EXTEUROPOPCALL
SNIPESNONOTDOEES
MACONASODDOWEDHUB
ETASFUNOHOONEPIECE
LUCITEATNOTIMEPOLKA
TRINESPHOTOLABSTILT
SEDGESORISONAXES
Mon 10/14/2002
BEGATUTAHCAPO
AMANAPAVEODOR
BURNRUBBERAMID
ASPERSEREPRISE
YEARASTER
COMASTEPONE
AGAINDIRTODE
SLAMONTHEBRAKES
HEMBONEYPRES
TOSTADATARO
AWARDDISK
DELAYEDVERITAS
MALIMAKEAUTURN
AVONIRISPENNA
NEWSTENTPREOP
Tue 10/15/2002
DEVILACMEPCBS
OVINELOOTHORA
TENDERFOOTOPIE
SNEEZEDUSTPAN
PASSBYHOERS
PORTTWAFAIR
UHUHCIRANDHOW
RIBPUGNOSEEGO
ROBBEROPTBARK
ERTENABIDES
AGREEBEHALF
GENERALLOOSES
INEZDOUBLECHIN
LICEOCTOSAUNA
EEKSSKEWSLEEP
Wed 10/16/2002
SARAABBASTUPE
CHICMOLDARNAZ
HAFTTRAMNADIR
BEFOREHANDERA
IRASNORER
PROVOKEWARSAW
RAVENDEBIETNA
ODEOMIGOSHADV
WIRYOTOSARNIE
LOWESTCCRIDER
ENLISTASP
ELIAFTERSHOCK
LEGITAMOISLID
MAHRESPANTONY
OPTEDHEROEDGE
Thu 10/17/2002
CHINGABSAGATE
HIVEICETWOVEN
ANTEGLEEOVENS
STUDIOUSPOKER
MABELLVERSES
TEDIOUSKENNEDY
ASHIEROLAN
OLORDUNETRYME
SAVECRUNCH
SPECIOUSSHEETS
APRONSAIROUT
FURIOUSTRADER
SPIRODRATSADA
TULSAOGREETES
UNLEDREARDESK
Fri 10/18/2002
APTNESSZANIEST
THROWASCAREINTO
LOOSELEAFBINDER
ATTIRESTOLGEM
NOTESSTIRTAPE
TIERWHIGPRMEN
ADDPEERORIENT
WINDOWBOX
REPENTNAIFGAD
ERUPTTARTRUBE
VOLTAWLSTUNIS
ISLEREITEMPLE
VITAMINBCOMPLEX
EVACUATIONPLANE
DEBUSSYPIEEYED
Sat 10/19/2002
CHAGRINCALLA
REGRADEDAULAIT
IRRITATELEANTO
SEEMSWAFTSKEN
ITEMRODEOFIRE
SODGERRYCLEAR
PARKEGHOSTS
CORPUSCHRISTI
BALEENKEELS
EMEERDOLEDCAP
SPANLENINGAVE
TONTULIPARTIE
ORDAINNOTIONAL
FEEBLEGRADUATE
FERALTRAPPED
Sun 10/20/2002I DON'T WANT TO HEAR IT
MOOLAHINARUTCARAFES
ACCUSETODATEATEDIRT
CATCHERSMIGHTLASAGNA
ANADOYENARPNIGHON
DAGDSTONIONSET
ADOBESLIGHTSKIRTTRA
MANANAICBMIVESOER
AIRWAYSPANEDABCS
MELANINDEIGNSDELE
SAMBITEPARTSFITIN
TREBLESEMAILMARTINI
AGREESPITEFIREEEC
RAGEFANTANLEGENDS
TRESAMASSGRANOLA
LENCRAGMOOGNOSHES
ETCHEIGHTSONGSATOLL
YMANEARSWADSEE
BAKINGDNAASSAMTAI
OPIATESKNIGHTPICKING
POTTERYECLAIRSHILOH
SPEAREDREARMSSEDERS
Mon 10/21/2002
OAFSCOLDSWHET
SWAPONSETHYDE
CARESTALEEPIC
ARMEDTOTHETEETH
RESCUEIDOL
HELLOSNIFFS
ESCLEVITERRA
THUMBONESNOSEAT
CORERANTEDYE
HOLDUPSOUPS
ISLERANCOR
LIVEHANDTOMOUTH
OLAVSTARSOTTO
ASIAMELEEPIED
FALLARIESSERA
Tue 10/22/2002
SHOTSCAMPSSHO
HOLSTAGERSLIB
OMAHASURETHING
DEFINITELYINDY
RDSEELSKIN
WAFTUARDOS
ABEZZTOPOASIS
WITHOUTQUESTION
ATEINAURAEPTA
DELERSASAP
PAGODASEAR
ALOUBYALLMEANS
CERTAINLYATSEA
ERGSLOMOSHINY
ROESEDANSAFES
Wed 10/23/2002
LIBRAASEAMATE
INLETBEAROXEN
SCUSEIMRECLAD
THETIMEITTAKES
UNAPHOBE
HASPFORYOURNEW
ALACIAOSYLPH
RELAARABEESE
DREAROGODROT
COMPUTERTOISMS
ASAMIMAN
BECOMEOBSOLETE
YEAHARLOLOPES
EASELIENEVENT
NUTSELSEREESE
Thu 10/24/2002
METALHAMSSCAM
EXILEELALTODO
GALASLILIERAS
AMESSAGEINPOPE
KORANKNOTTY
ISLANDRYAN
TOEOLIOSIZES
THEFIRSTLETTERS
YOKELTELLRST
ALASUNDOES
HEARSTOLDIE
ARILOFTHECLUES
DIMENITAHARPO
ACESEVESENDOR
TARSSERASOUSE

Solving this puzzle reveals Patrick Merrell's sense of humor too:

"The good news is you've spotted the hidden message. The bad news is that this is all it has to say."

Fri 10/25/2002
WHEREWASIOBIT
RADIOHEADSTENO
INDONESIATHETA
SOITTOLLBOOTHS
TIESTPUARHET
OPESPRYONE
MALADROITAVER
GELIDURNSTEWS
ANONSMOOTHENS
RATSUPSIAN
AGAPERENGCAT
MELBATOASTOLAV
ORIONASSYRIANS
NIKESSTEPASIDE
DEERTAXEXEMPT
Sat 10/26/2002
JUMPSEATJETSKI
INCLOVEROBRIEN
NICOTINESWEDES
GPAOCEANSSEPT
LOBSTATADSO
EDENSSETASOAR
OUSDCXPOKE
DOWNTOTHEWIRE
BONEAMODAD
AGEDTADSRECAP
BOBHITSRITA
BOYSNANOOKNOS
IDOIDONONEVENT
TENNISEGGTIMER
TRENDYRESTEASY
Sun 10/27/2002HALLOWEENLAND ...
MUSCLESPOCKALANALDA
OHIOANPADUATIRELESS
MUMMYDEARESTBAYWITCH
SHIPSPRETTYAMA
OSISSADATNASCAR
TUTTUTRIBWHINE
UNRATEDDADDYWARLOCKS
TAILREARMSOLETALE
UPTOWNGHOULSWIGSDEN
STENOSASSEDSEACOAST
EMPSEEUMNON
MANDELASSCREAMRESET
ECONAFTAHEADMONSTER
NUBSTRONSNEERTORE
TALKSHOWGHOSTSAVARIN
ATEINLAVTERMED
LESSONTONESAMEN
EERGREECETAMPA
SPOOKANEDUCKHAUNTING
TOETOTOEOSTEOMOONIE
AEROSOLSGESSOARMAND
Mon 10/28/2002
PILOTBACKITCH
AROSEELALCARA
SABLENILEEBAN
BONDJAMESBOND
SOYARIKOOKY
TWIGGYHELIX
ELSIERENEPOD
METARZANYOUJANE
STSETNATATAR
PANSYBARRIE
SAPIDRAHORK
CALLMEISHMAEL
ORALANTEGAMAL
TOTOSTATEVADE
SNOWTORTNENES
Tue 10/29/2002
SHAQLALADALE
LULUEPICEWERS
AMOIHAGSMOVIE
PEELICHAERATE
TIGHTASADRUM
AFTCHEATON
MORTESONALAS
PROUDASAPEACOCK
STYXRAFLEFTY
SENESCETIE
SHARPASATACK
TATARSTARONTO
ALONEPHILOAHU
GENOAEEROKNOT
RENDERSTYAMS
Wed 10/30/2002
TRACBOARVALOR
HURLELSEEMILE
ASIARESTNAMED
WHATSGOTINDIA
TIESCIEN
ASTERNAUNTAMT
BOHRAPLOTFAA
AREYOUGHANADOIT
SRSCHAIRIONE
EYECATSSISTER
BLUESHOT
YOULLLAOSITUP
BLANDIOWALORE
BARGENOELLISA
SYNODENDSSLAT
Thu 10/31/2002
BLOCSHARIMASH
RASHHEMANAUTO
ISLAORBITIDIO
GHOSTWRITERINK
TABTRILOGY
GENEPOOLNYE
AXEATOIATBAT
SPIRITOFSTLOUIS
POLARSTIRRDA
FORSNACKBAR
VINTNERMOI
INASHADOWBOXER
BUGSAVILASEXY
ESAINEEDYKNEE
SETSGLUESSASS