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Puzzles for October, 2022
with Editor comments

Sat 10/1/2022
MAINBDAYSLIM
EAVEBLARETIRE
CROWDSURFSAVON
HORSEMENYELENA
ANYLESONESEC
PITCHOUTADE
TONELOCPLOD
GERTRUDESTEIN
BASKEGALITE
ALTPOSENUDE
BLAMEDVMIJAY
YEMENISUPEREGO
FREESHOOEDAWAY
AINTTBONDMEMO
TATSSONGALES
Sun 10/2/2022 Le Puzzle
ASSHATFEELOKAYSHIP
NIKOLAADVOCATESTENO
TRICKLEQUESTIONHARPO
SEPALTSEANHORMEL
YDSLOEWSSVELTETINS
AGINOLDIEOHMLOCI
URBANERIOTSTEPENID
SEEMEADDSDATAADELE
ILAYNILEPAYEXTRA
NITMIMESOWERNOTPC
GELCAPOHHENRYOMEARA
FELLAFOOTSPITALAB
ATTEMPTSSINEMANY
GRASSFOESKICKHACKS
EARSPLUSHONKHONEYS
STETEATEASELERIC
TEARATHENSWEANSOKS
ADRIFTCROPAPEUAE
TAUPEALLOVERTHEMAPLE
EAGLEDIABETESCALLED
SASEALTEREGOKNEELS

Kathy Bloomer, of Seattle, is a retired hospital pediatrician. Constructing crosswords developed out of her love for solving Diagramless puzzles, which involve a similar sort of logic. This is her second Times crossword, after her debut in 2018.

She has had lots of attempts that didn't quite make it. Kathy jokes, "I am working on a book I am going to call ‘Best Puzzles Rejected by The New York Times.'"

Mon 10/3/2022
BELBERGSACUTE
EMUIDAHOMATEY
HINGEUPONPRONE
EGGONSIPGPA
AREAMATCHPOINT
DEADMANDEBATE
SETAIOLIDANSE
TINDERDRY
UPDOSEIEIOPCS
SLAYERNOSWEAT
BUMBLEBEESINTO
GMOFIXANDSO
ASIANDATINGAPP
MINTYELECTNAT
ANGSTSTAKETWO
Tue 10/4/2022
IBMPRODLPGA
POILEOICOHAN
ASTROPHYSICIST
SCRAWLEVIL
SHESYANNIICE
PLAYEDCUPID
CRUSLEWRPGS
RUPAULIVLINE
ANTIMICACAL
ZOOMEDALONG
ENSRAVENETAS
PURRCIARDI
EYESONTHEPRIZE
STEERSODAKEG
ODDSAGEDESE
Wed 10/5/2022
OSLOATBATMEME
RIENROACHOVAL
ARABELITELEGO
LIFEANDLIMBO
IRONSITSON
FINETOOTHCOMBO
FANGSNEEVAIN
LICOCTARCLSU
OLASARFHELPS
JUSTPLAINDUMBO
OPERACHIRP
ALITTLELAMBO
CAINSHIFTTOON
BLOGNOVAEHEDY
DANETRENDSTYX
Thu 10/6/2022
CIVETDDTARCO
ACIDIFIESLOLL
MERGELEFTLOUD
EDIEAUTOMATES
OILINGRAY
STENOALMAESC
ANTEMUCHO
HAWTHORNEPOOL
IRONDATAMINED
NERTSIOTA
TSKHANSSLUGS
SIDTHENOW
COREVALUENCAA
UNIXPARESDOWN
TEATTRADITION
SSNSSALROLLS
Fri 10/7/2022
ZEBRACLEAVAGE
APRONSHANGERON
ISAWITESTEEMED
ROVEOFFSRASP
EMERALDOMGDAL
KERRATTILA
KETANJICOOLLY
BOGOBROWNELIS
ANGORAJACKSON
CABLESASHE
ICEDEFTEASHOP
LOAMEPEETUBA
LATEGAMESHAMES
USERNAMEEILISH
STREUSELMEDEA
Sat 10/8/2022
CREDOREDDBRB
LOCALCOLORCREE
IMAREALBOYAONE
PERKBEARMARKET
SODATAXPORTER
LOLDRUMSOUT
TVSETWAITSPSA
HUESZHUZHWEST
UVALEONECANOE
SUNBURSTTOY
ZEALOTPOLARIS
PETCUSHIONHINT
ALTOTEMPAGENCY
GALSARABLEAGUE
ESEREMYODORS
POW Sun 10/9/2022 Rise to the Challenge
INACOMAHSWEEPSCOT
MILITIAINHORRORHART
SHARONAMAHAYANARUDY
CHIMNEYHDIESEL
TATABEATHCOMMANDER
UVACAMPHONDAUSA
BELARBORHPICKERSFO
ARMORELISHAEGESTED
SUBMARINEHCAMOPILE
EDSELGAHOVAARTS
CLIMBSTHELADDER
DIEUARIHUBENEWS
USSRDCONHREPAIRMAN
NICEJOBCHORALAESOP
ETACHERRYHTULIPAWE
PERTOOTHLILTBIC
TELEPHONEHOVALOINK
SCRAWLHPAINTER
PEONULTRAHOTCENTIME
CLODSEARCHESELBOWED
ALMSHOUSEHSLYNODS

Jessie Trudeau, of Cambridge, Mass., recently graduated with a Ph.D. from Harvard's Department of Government. Next fall she'll start as an assistant professor of political science at Syracuse University. Ross Trudeau is in his final year of a creative writing M.F.A. at Emerson. His thesis project is a memoir of his life in puzzles.

The couple were married on July 23, during the weekend of their last Sunday crossword collaboration.

Mon 10/10/2022
PRIMPSAPEDMCS
AERIALNATOAHI
SPARRINGPARTNER
TOTEMPOLEARIAS
ATEHERBAPP
TACOYESEWE
SEASCAPEFOODIE
PARALLELPARKING
ASTRALMALTESES
SYDMILPLAY
PEPNAPABAR
SEGUEBOYGEORGE
PARTSDEPARTMENT
USEPULPINANER
DYENOSYPARTWO
POW Tue 10/11/2022
LIARCLADPASTE
ORSOLUCAASPEN
GOODFAITHCHARD
INFEARLEEMRI
COYROCKINROBIN
AREAHEATKONG
LETSPLAYABATES
STARLILY
GATEAUFILTERIN
ADINROOMDINO
PRETTYPENNYPHO
KEGENTYEETED
INANESUPERGIRL
DAMONISITODIE
SLEDSNAGSSETS
Wed 10/12/2022
KALEBASRULERS
IDEAALYENAMOR
LOWRIDERFORAYS
LSDMARIEVIAL
MUSTANGSALLY
SLUMPSTAPES
TOGAAMIGACEL
ACLFASTCARALE
TOYIGIVEAMMO
TAXEDBIDSON
MERCEDESBENZ
CLUESPLATQED
JETSETAUTOTUNE
ONHIRETRIMAYA
BASTEDESTCYAN
Thu 10/13/2022
CODANBAFABLES
ADAMOEDLIAISE
REBUTTEDOLDMAN
BASSOBLAREDOUT
EGOLADEN
NORMBBALLACT
CHEERIESTALERT
IFCYEAHIGHLIE
SUITEHOMESALES
NPRMETEDTOSS
RADARSEE
PROVOLONESILOS
RECANTSKIPTOWN
ELAINEFEDUGLI
POLLEDWDSPOST
Fri 10/14/2022
HATHAYOGAPLOYS
ILHANOMARROBOT
STUDYDATEENSUE
SODAENEWSGERM
BALIENDUSE
BULBBDAYSAP
TUBASPOOPEMOJI
AYESPRONEOVEN
DIRTYJOKEAVERT
ANDATMSDIRK
GROWONSHOE
ATITPINTOSLAB
RIVERGOINSTYLE
CMEREHANKAARON
SERIFTHESTREET
Sat 10/15/2022
MAGICSHOPSTAMP
AMERICANOPOPUP
RISKTAKERAMISS
ARTSINESSCAST
CIAETCETHNO
ATLASMEHCOLOR
SETTERPETABYTE
HVACSODA
WHALEPODYESMAN
EATENDUHTEASE
BITITPSALIM
LUSHITWASNTME
LINUSEPICPOEMS
ENEROCANTUNSEE
OGDENENGINEERS
Sun 10/16/2022 Terminal Connections
MUCHOSEMIMINORPAPAL
EBOOKIRENECARAATARI
NEWTSDEARMADAMSHRED
RATIOLEONAOSAKA
BIGNEWSLICHENS
BLUENILERELRAMSDOWN
IONTEACEREMONYDIO
TOGACROISSANTBARR
EMARKETINGTRADENAMES
LESSENIGOTIT
STREETREHOUSEILIADS
THUSFARDUNSTDESKSET
EONTASGUVWONAMA
MUSTIESTUSSHONDAFIT
SANDSTONETHEMEROOM
GTAAWEAYEALL
HERHASTRITTRBILAG
ISOGONSCARIESANGOLA
AQUAOTTOMANSETSAWOL
LUNGTHERONETTESZUNE
LEDSETDSSOILAPES

Paolo Pasco is a recent Harvard graduate, now working in data science in San Diego. He's been making puzzles for The Times since he was 15. His job interview was partly about crosswords and included a programming problem to find words Boggle-style in a grid. How lucky was that? He says he thought of this puzzle's theme during a class back in April and fleshed it out while walking back to his dorm.

Mon 10/17/2022
ABELEVILAWAKE
TODODANALEGIT
BUGSBUNNYALONE
AGITAMARC
TIEMICKEYMOUSE
SERBDONNEMCED
UTILERELAY
ALFREDENEUMAN
SNAFUCARTA
ITMECOATITRAP
MISTERSPOCKEVE
MAYSANGER
REFERIMALLEARS
AGENTFOREALSO
NODUHYMCATEEN
Tue 10/18/2022
PALGARAGECAPS
ALAICONICOLEO
IFIMBEINGHONEST
LADIESGINGKO
ELSWIENER
BOYOHONDOAHAB
APEMORTDATIVE
RESERVEONESSPOT
BRONTETERPPIT
SANDREARMHYDE
GOBALDGOD
BEAVISEERIER
ANDMAKEITSNAPPY
PAGEEUROPEPEA
TIESSPAWNSYEN
Wed 10/19/2022
DISCSEDGYSMOG
ASAHILOLAPAUL
INVERYPOORTASTE
STEWIAMBADORN
TAPSALANON
INCONSOLABLY
SEEYAILLSASS
INNLATEFEEWOE
SEARVATCHOUX
UNIRONICALLY
LEANEDONES
MAGICTWODAIDE
FRANKLYINCENSED
ATITOKRARILED
OHNOPEENENEMY
Thu 10/20/2022
RCAAGESHAPPEN
ARMMORAIGUITY
GUYIVEGOTAPLAN
UMPEDCARSULLY
BOXSETGPS
ETTAHAIRBOW
ASHTWAINBLUR
COLAEONGAZE
THEYHELIOCON
SORORALRISK
EVATAMEST
CHEESDGEHAHAS
HARLEMSHAKEENT
UNABLEEMIREGO
BASALTESTEPOW
POW Fri 10/21/2022
EBAYBASTELAWN
SOSOONTOEIDEA
PLAYITCOOLLURE
NONOTTHATBALE
USACLOTFACADE
BAEBARTON
HANGONASECOND
WAITRIGHTHERE
WINTHELOTTERY
ANDUEYRAN
RETURNBEADINA
COLTCONCERTOS
DAWNDRUNKDIALS
UVEAVENUEPLIE
GELSREDIDEYES
Sat 10/22/2022
ADDISABABAEVES
COASTLINESMALL
ISTHATAYESPLEA
DEABASINSTUNS
PAIREDUHYEAH
DOLLSEASON
TOILETAPUECHO
HINTSATPROSHOP
ANTIIAMPHTEST
MALBECREST
WAGERSLOSERS
IDAHOVISTAMIX
SEMIPOSTALCODE
PLUGITSALLOVER
SETHNEARLYWEDS
Sun 10/23/2022 To Be Continued
ANTIQUESTORESAROMA
LOOMURGESTAXICAPED
LIONENOCHODINHYENA
OCTOPUSTIMETCBYNAG
WESTIEMIRACLEONICE
ALSIOTAHARPONES
SACRACONSNONEARG
ALOOFACEHYPEMUSCAT
GARBAGEDUMPSCREEDS
ANNODINISPYBRARDA
BETWEENTHELINES
PERFARPALSNOBIMUS
HATTERKALEIDOSCOPE
INHOMEIRISNEDDENTE
ETATAKEBDAYRAYON
ACMEMESAPOORHON
DRAMALESSONSUNDOCK
MAREXEDFIREFRESHEN
INKEDCOVEISAIDLADE
NIECEONCESISALORAL
SATONMARTHASTEWART

Daniel Bodily, of Woodbury, Minn., is a robotics research engineer. Jeff Chen, of Seattle, is a professional writer and crossword constructor. Previously they collaborated on the Lincoln Memorial-themed puzzle that appeared in May.

The idea for this one was Dan's and started with 63-Across. He pondered the idea for months before reaching out to Jeff. A slew of attempts at construction ensued. "It's really fun to see where the dust settles," Dan says, "after raw ideas are filtered through the constraints of the dictionary and the grid."

Mon 10/24/2022
SANSCLEFTACTI
EMITHELLORUED
ROPEODEONMBAS
FRANCISCOGOYA
SETTODAMN
SELMANASAL
ADDDIEGORIVERA
PROPSTAREYANK
PEDROPASCALTOE
SWOONPALAU
PUMAINCUR
JOSEFELICIANO
PSISCRAIGTRIO
DIVACOSMOATOM
AXELASTERSANS
Tue 10/25/2022
DISCRASPMAPS
OREOANTEPURSE
LOEBCAENIDEAS
ANSYELPREHASH
POPTABSAUCE
SNOBBYUNTENDED
TABIPOSELY
TERRANODAPPLE
ICURUNEFOO
SONICAREOOPSIE
CRIESWOOING
SPIKEDGENTTAR
ELSIELAOSVIBE
AILEDOMNIMOOT
REARTESTINXS
Wed 10/26/2022
ROOMBATHATSUCKS
AMPLERHOLEINONE
MARKETRESEARCHER
PRYRHONELOEB
AMUSEOSLO
MASTERSTRATEGIST
CRAMOHIOMOO
JONALLFOURSPAD
OATMOOTMEMO
BRANFORDMARSALIS
OMNICLEAR
DRNONAVALOPS
READILYAVAILABLE
APPLIESTORODEIN
MOSEISLEYSWAYED
POW Thu 10/27/2022
VOIDSOUTHORCS
PINAOUTDONOLA
SLOTCREPEECON
BREAKADIPOSE
RAGBRAYSFACES
ERACAFESFROST
DONTWASLYE
ONCEERIVONCIS
NPRCISTALL
AMANAMANICTOW
POWERINONECVS
UNASKEDGOTOE
SAKSCACTIENDS
ICEEHIMOMEDIT
CONEORATESOTU
Fri 10/28/2022
ATSEAOHMSBAT
DREAMHEELALDO
MUDRAGREYNOHO
ICANTLOOKDOWEL
TENEIDDINARS
FUNTHUSFEE
BURNERACCOUNT
CINNAMONTOAST
ROOKIEMISTAKE
URLGUYSANY
BROTHSAPTSIT
BIGOTLIFEHACKS
IDIGTOFFELENA
SOSOWIFIMINOR
HRTONYXSTEWS
Sat 10/29/2022
SOCIALCLASS
MIRANDARIGHTS
SUNRISEMOVEMENT
ACTINLBSSONIA
KHANMASTSOOPS
SOXHAITIANGEE
CONDENSES
THREEWISHES
SHUNTYIPES
ITEMSCRUSIXAM
DOHSFEINTASTI
OLASINGLETCIS
LIVEINTHEMOMENT
DESSERTSPOONS
SPIDEYSENSE
Sun 10/30/2022 Sending a Message
STAIRSGOITERDESIRE
WENTUPAIRTIMEUSENET
ELNINOMAITAISMELTED
ALANTURINGSTEAMFIX
ROWSEENATALKAMAD
NISSANIMITATIONGAME
NUCLEIIRONSPORTIA
JITSUGNUAPTFRIEND
INOILEASEDEPIAPSE
GRUELSTELELOOKS
SIREVERSCLUNKDAM
BYSEXSHINSCHEME
AEROETCPINGSHITON
STRAYSANIEEKAVERS
MONGOLCLARKSISTER
ENIGMAMACHINECASSIS
WEEANASTURBANOLA
SPYDRAGSCRYPTOGRAM
OFYOREBLINKATADRATE
FOLDERAAMILNENEATEN
TREADSSMILEDASSESS

Addison Snell, of Mountain View, Calif., is the C.E.O. of Intersect360 Research, a consulting firm in high-performance computing.

This is his second New York Times crossword, and his first Sunday.

Mon 10/31/2022
MEMESNARESHOD
EXAMHODORPAVE
NEMOATHOSARIA
SCAREQUOTESPDF
ASSAYPCSTEE
PERTIAGREE
ALIDOOMSCROLLS
DINEPIETASEAT
DEADLETTERSEND
SUNGODPECS
YENGASAWARD
PICGHOSTWRITER
IMAMONTOEPACE
LASESNOOTEROS
EXESEARLSSINS
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