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Puzzles for October, 2019
with Jim Horne comments

POW Tue 10/1/2019
ROAMAHABDEBIT
ANTIFOIESCENE
WELLDRILLTRYST
FIASCOSIPUHUH
IOSCPAZOOIRE
STEWUNDERCOVER
HASHFDRTIERS
OFFSEASON
AZUREAUKKITT
WETLAUNDRYSTAY
ANTTSOAHASUP
IDESDJSOBLATE
TARPSOPPOSITES
EYEUPKOOKMINE
DADDYETDSBEST
Wed 10/2/2019
CACHESPARWAD
UNLINEDHBOEDU
ROUGDEAOUTSIDE
EDENSNOTTINGLL
DESCMEMOONES
ODEELBOW
WARMERNARCSRI
OTHELLOBATCHES
EMOHILTHELENA
BINDSMTA
ACAIMATARATS
LONGSTORYMIMEO
EDITIONPRETEND
REMTIEEATINTO
TRESLYGANDHI
Thu 10/3/2019
PIECEPAVEEBBS
ENDEDOBITTIRE
DAILYYLIADARIA
ANTSALESOLDER
LESTWORETIS
VANITYYTINAV
UMAMIOREOELI
NOCARBSENMASSE
DOTDOORALTOS
ONEWAYYAWENO
DITANEWTIDE
NAUSEASLOTRUM
YIPEBLACKKCALB
PROSBACHOUNCE
DENTASKSSPIED
Fri 10/4/2019
SQUADGOALSSTOW
OUTSIDECATHASH
DINNERDATEAXLE
ATEEHELLION
ESCAPEROOM
IDEALSSMELL
GREENLIGHTTEA
ERUDITERAIMENT
LIENONFACTORS
IDTAGLIKENS
HETERONYMS
PIEROGIOGRE
USDAAVOCADOOIL
FLATDESALINATE
FAYESTARSYSTEM
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.

Sun 10/6/2019 INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERINGS
WHIRODEBELASVASSAR
DOMEREXREACTIONTIME
SNAPABTALICEBTOKLAS
OGODTORNNURSESENT
ALOTOFRUDEREEDSNAS
HUNTERSTHOMPSONHST
ALEEAPERPITTOAST
BURDENEDGATBEARPAW
ACCARTHURCCLARKE
FASTAPPHYSICSLIED
GURUSIMOUPSCENTS
ATOMOVERTHERELEGO
SUSANBANTHONYSBA
PRETEENAHSSLOWRIDE
AIRESBROOWESAGES
SADSTEPHENADOUGLAS
BSASPURTOVUMMADEDO
EIREREARSESPYLOSS
GEORGEMCOHANGMCLIPS
ITSGREEKTOMEACELAIR
NEESONSHEARSALSSNS
Mon 10/7/2019
OPTTVSSGT
PRANCEOWIEHUH
FORESTFLOORARR
FTSRODLEAGUE
THOREAUFINESSE
NOWREINER
CHIMESAVIODES
PISAOOZESSIRI
ATTNLAYTHORAX
TRIKESALE
SERIALSLENSCAP
EXACTOOURTUE
VINSQUAREROOTS
ESCOUSTCARROT
NTHNYCTEE

Notice that seven of the Down clues have radical (square root) signs before their clue numbers. Good Monday gimmick.

Tue 10/8/2019
UMPSEPAELVES
PARERAWOMEARA
STENCILSPEERED
ETAHEMHENRI
TEMPOAWARDALD
SAPORSIZEHBAR
IAMNETALOE
CURLINGSTONES
OHNOSOLANN
RAPTLEESSAYST
DIATENTHIHOPE
IMBADAFTYOU
PERIODCREEPOUT
GLENNSAIMAMSO
AIDEDBAACAEN
Wed 10/9/2019
HAJJBRITASLAM
ISLETUDORELBE
SHOTAWNINGABBR
SLOTGOATEES
STOKERANKBASE
SONICSWINEENSY
AGEPODALL
ALTEREDSTATES
AMYLEODIP
ADLIBTEENSENSE
REALAWEDAGAIN
ASTERIXTRIO
MIENRACIALINFO
ICEDECOLISEAL
SANSDOWELMODE
Thu 10/10/2019
PDFSKOIBADRAP
HEALINNAROUSE
OMNINOCHSTEROL
NONPCAOKIANT
ICIHASSLESLES
CREDECKETAT
SEMIEYENEBS
WATCHYOURSTEP
SECSSLOREOS
HITETOGARTY
SAPMOMBASABOO
ALEIOTAPROFS
HOSPALSTAYENTS
INTIMEIKEAGEE
BESTIRNAPLSAT
Fri 10/11/2019
MCSENCINOGEL
ROMAMOOCOWUMA
POOLIMGAMEIMP
ITGIRLSHANDDYE
BIGGUYENDSWELL
BEYSPCAADOS
WHOASKEDYOU
WHISKEYRING
TAINTEDLOVE
BOLTBETAARC
ROLEPLAYINEVER
ASUSUALECSTASY
HONMULETACLAP
MOIPREWARHOLT
ANTSANESTNES
POW Sat 10/12/2019
FETAWIDTHSCSI
AMORALEVELRUN
NERFPETPROJECT
FRISONREPLACE
ISAACEMOAMEN
COMMASADAMWEST
NOPRESSURERSS
SECRETCODE
DEGREEMILL
ADDSIERRACLUB
DIALTONESAIGON
VOTEADATEENA
ICESAWSRAETAT
LENSFILTERBENT
PSUARARATRAZE
METREMISSOMAR
Sun 10/13/2019 LINES OF WORK
BRADSMENORAHLOWPH
RARERIMANAGESALARY
SOFTBALLPLAYERURANIA
UNFITIOTAOOPSGMC
NCISMARYERMINESARI
GOATHERDSNOOZEPERON
UMSITSPECIALIST
ONAUTOACCRADUSTMEH
PALPSPULSARSPARKA
TAPSTADANICKWOMAN
SCHEDULINGCOORDINATOR
PALEROGRETOUTRHEA
BLANCSAMSUNGSTANK
HIEDELINURSERESIDE
ORTHODONTISTCAM
URBANSCOTIAMAGICIAN
SILTSEATACRACEONME
EGOPURRDORATUTUS
CACHEDEPIDEMIOLOGIST
ATKINSOTTOMANAGAME
TESTSFASTONEBORED
Mon 10/14/2019
CARDSDEFYMESS
AVAILOREOOTTO
PERSIANRUGMEAN
IREEMTDIVERT
TABRAGSENNUI
AGINHOTMUSTARD
LETONAINTLEO
VOCALCORD
CBSSAILYACHT
FLIGHTDECKPAIR
CADREDUNEPRO
TEASETTOTEST
SHAMMAKETHECUT
PERMIRISEMOTE
ARMYTONYRUDER

Here's Gary Cee's interview with Will Shortz.

Tue 10/15/2019
SKYAGENAPASTA
HOETUNEDHARPER
EATMANTOMANTALK
ELIERUTANTIC
PASSFAILCLASSES
SUNELOTRON
ESCORTUNDOALE
ROEBEEPBEEPCOW
INNYECHATBEST
NITSLISDIO
CATCHASCATCHCAN
UMAMIAHIRAKE
TORATORATORAMEW
UVULASSHREWELL
BISONHEADSLAY

To answer Ms. Bérubé's question, this is the 229th non-square grid in the Shortz Era. Check out these examples.

Wed 10/16/2019
BEACHATMSIDES
AISLEDUPENEXT
WEHEARDTHECATE
LIEDIASSUTRA
ORIGAMICLUBHAD
PALSLEVIS
CREAMCONTIS
FOLDEDBUTINFACT
ONEOUTORRIN
CRAZYLAME
INTERESTINITIS
CORPSATTNLEA
IDOLINCREASING
ETNAOBOETEASE
ROSYSASSENDED

Some solvers have strong feelings about quip puzzles. I like them in general, and this one in particular.

How frequent are daily crosswords with a multi-part quip, quote, maxim, lament, joke, riddle, lyric, poem, etc.? I scanned our database and came up with about 180 examples in the Shortz Era, depending on how you count them. For comparison, there are 425 rebus puzzles in the same period.

Thu 10/17/2019
PLACIDBFACUKE
ADDUCEURLONTV
YOUBETDIAGNOSE
SPLICEDGENES
ATTACHEDHOUSES
PTSMARLENA
AFUSSGALGADOT
FINICRONETETE
LEADFOOTPERES
ARREARSRCA
COMBINEDFORCES
UNITEDSTATES
QUARTETSMOSHER
ESPNSETINTOIT
DEBSTSECESSNA
Fri 10/18/2019
INITALICSAMWAY
DATEMOVIEVOILE
EVERYVOTECOUNTS
MYNAIRISHCREAM
BONYRANDR
COMINGERODE
HAUTEGLAMORIZE
AHIGUIDEWAD
OUROBOROSAGING
REBUTEMONEY
PEDALSLOE
ILLITERATISURF
TURNSTILEJUMPER
CTEAMCANADADAY
HOYLEONTHEDOLE
Sat 10/19/2019
TACOTRUCKZAGAT
ADENYEMENATONE
TOLERABLEXANAX
ARTDEGREEIDEST
RESAISLESEAT
NONETOOALAN
LOVERSLANEDOSE
ORAMAGENII
CANEWESTBENGAL
INGAPATHAND
GUNBARRELCUD
BEALEWILDPARTY
DARIAOVERAGAIN
ADDONREFINANCE
YESNOMRTCEREAL
POW Sun 10/20/2019 BE PATIENT
AMMANBITES
CLAIRELAGAMECHE
SHALLOWDIPLOTINHATS
AIRBEDSEASELANTONIO
GAMERREARENDERSEDER
EPICPONDTEAMDONT
LESBLOOPIKNOWNNE
YTTRIUMOCCAMGRANGER
URNSORATESIRI
RATEDGCLIPARTBENICE
ERASIGHBODEMUSMEG
DAMPNOUNTHANSHAG
IGORGOTITFIENDPOSE
DORISDELIVEREDTIMED
NAVAJOELITEELATES
IVANITEAPLUMS
EVILOMENSMIAMIHEAT
BIGEYECAVEMANPLINTH
ECIGSKELETONKEYNERO
RAVEOPERATIONEMIR
TRESITSYEASTDYAN
Mon 10/21/2019
ESPNASAPHAIKU
LUREGOGODANCER
KNOWSONESONIONS
DOGSENGNSA
NOAHDUNST
LONDONMARATHON
ICESTAREXCEL
FANTHREEONTRY
ERICANORPAUL
BLONDEONBLONDE
PLAITIKEA
IRAINGABLE
SECONDHONEYMOON
TURKEYTROTONLY
OPEDSYENSNODE
Tue 10/22/2019
DISKAMPEREFTC
OCHOHOORAHOWL
GEORGEBURNSMIA
CREAMTOTHENS
TOTALTYRABANKS
ALIALASTARTLE
IDEDEDUCASES
ROSAPARKS
AESOPSINSAID
BREWERSMATITO
SEANCOMBSHARSH
CALSSALNACHO
ODEJEREMYIRONS
NEGATTAINELMO
DRSMOSTLYSEED

17-year-old Saul Pink is the latest addition to our Teenage Constructors page.

Wed 10/23/2019
JAVAPUPALSPAM
OPENAPOLOSLATE
YETIPORESHARES
MOUNTVESUVIUS
ARIANAESPNSPY
FORTUNEPUTT
OVERSRABIDUSES
RENOFAVORSNEAL
EDENISITIRANGE
SALETHEBOLD
SECSERBINURES
PLINYTHEELDER
RETIEEAREDGAZA
INEPTADAGEEKES
GADSDYSONRANK
Thu 10/24/2019
SNUBAGRAMELBA
PERUSAILALIAS
OMITBUTTHEBEST
TOSNEEZEATOGRE
ELSETOWEAR
HINTATHIPPO
AMILOVESTURNS
MUCHSALADTOIT
SPEARSPYONFLU
NOTESROILED
BURGERLIES
ASISUPMYSLEEVE
LEFTBEHINDAMID
MILERANNASMOG
STENOTHEYYALE
POW Fri 10/25/2019
GULPTOMSALEM
ONBALANCEALEXA
WHOCANSAYGLITZ
NIMPLATEAUTRY
STBASILDHARMA
RUNEAREOLA
ITDEPENDSOPTIC
TARASOUPSLIFT
SCARFWHATGIVES
YOGURTNILE
SOGOODGLASSED
CANSTABLEDTAU
ALERTWRITLARGE
VAGUENASTYFALL
EDGEDTHOBYES
Sat 10/26/2019
BLACKCATDATE
METOOISMMOTHY
WARRANTSBIGLIE
SPINNERMORDANT
SUEALEXONME
MATHLETEOTIS
LEOPARDPRINT
OJSALLRISESTS
BREAKDANCERS
APESONESTEPS
MATSVERYION
ACHATESSAKECUP
EMINORITSAGIRL
RANGYBEATEASE
ANGEIMPELLED
Sun 10/27/2019 HOW SWEET IT IS!
WMDBARONMASSESWEAR
HOEOLINEULNARUHURU
OVENTIMERMMIIIGABON
PIPETTEDEMOCDLARIAT
PEDALSTINKGARTERS
ESOTERICCEDEREDO
REWCAROMSORTAANDUP
STNACTNOWISOPODRDA
OPEURALRENDEDY
KELPSLANAICRAZYEYED
ISEECANDYSTRIPEHERA
STARLINGSLAUDEHORSY
SAPINTODERNSOW
ETAFEELMEACCOSTMIA
SETHERAILSHAUNTACI
ISONLIENDISASTER
PILLARSKNEESMATCH
ENDIVEEYESUPETAGERE
ENOTEATWARRURALAREA
PIPERORATEEMILETAD
SEARSKEYEDEPEESOMS
Mon 10/28/2019
OSCARCARBOTS
PHOTOTONYANIT
TAKEAGANDERIMO
SHEDATABROIL
ARIANAGRANDE
KAPLANPLANB
ISAACSANEGALL
NEVESTREETGOO
GALAPUMAINERT
ORIONAMULET
COVENTGARDEN
IMSADDAHLIMP
TEDOUTOFDANGER
EGOOPARTGOOSE
SAGRIPESTRAY

Outstanding puzzle.

Tue 10/29/2019
TRAPAMOKNINJA
REMOLAMAIMACS
OVALINITPOUCH
JONLOVITZPUSH
AKALEAGOTEAM
NESTSCSPANASA
EEKHALSTEW
JENNIFERLOPEZ
COLDCEEORC
DADSKYPEGANGS
SNORESNSAORU
BRIMJASONMRAZ
NAACPAMINAUDI
CEDARYOGIISEE
OZONEZINCSHAQ
POW Wed 10/30/2019
DALIROBCZECHS
ANAPHORAPROSHOP
BECHAMELEONLINE
MOOREISSUEPEA
POSTDOCTOPUSSR
INTOOPUSGRIT
TEEDECAFSIGN
CAMOUFLAGE
TODOLEAPSADD
AIDSLIDSALOE
PLEAFINSECTION
AKCCREELGAMER
GALILEOPARDONME
ELISIONGOESSTAG
SIPHONALTTOTO
Thu 10/31/2019
ARMUNLOADMUD
LOAPEIRCEMINI
ETCSOCCERBALLS
CHALICESIRONIC
REDOUSAETS
HOOTENANNIES
IPOTODOTRAM
YANKDEVONLIRA
ALSOIMANDER
IMSPEECHLESS
GASECOHOES
AVATARAMALGAMS
DOUBLEBLINDWOE
OWNSTRANCEART
TSAEASTERYES
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