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Puzzles for November, 2020
with Will Shortz comments

Sun 11/1/2020WEST-SOUTHWEST
ONSTARICUEBERTCHUG
REPOSERAGXAXESROME
SWAYUPHIGHQUANTASIN
EMTSODESUMMERSWEAR
RESTAPLEPOISWANLAKE
ORALSORSOSPA
SWARMRECEPTIONSPITES
AONETRENDTHORSNARK
MENSCHDIKEROCTERI
SEADOVEAIWAOBOE
FORWANTOFABETTERSWORD
OPEROEUFOTHELLO
ARTYNASOBIESUPERB
MARESMEANCELIAOLAY
SHORTUSPARKLINGSWINE
ANYACUEELATE
ISCARIOTCDTSANDREEF
SWEPTFORJOYSTYDANO
LILIOHYOUSWISHLISTS
APTSROSINHALSEVERS
MESHMOTETATLTIEDYE

Julian Lim, of Singapore, is an assistant professor at the School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore. He leads the school's Awake Lab, which studies the effects of mindfulness practice on sleep, well-being, and cognition. He holds a B.S. from Duke and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Julian started solving British crosswords in high school, later getting hooked on American ones. He says he has solved every New York Times crossword since 2004.

Mon 11/2/2020
SACKJEERSCRUB
HEHEOGLECAUSE
ASINIAMBURBAN
GOLDENDOODLE
SPEAKRUPEES
LEAVENOTRACE
MEWLGINESSAY
UMACODDLEDERE
FAIRYEARSLED
FIVECARDDRAW
LESLIESEAMS
COMEDYSKETCH
TRAINFEATTARO
WAYNEEMMAERIE
OPEDSROSYNIBS
Tue 11/3/2020
EMUSSENDSOHHEY
TONEIMOUTGEICO
HOWDYDOODYRADON
ISRAELRELIEVE
CHANTEYSIMYALE
SUPDEIPEDWAY
HOUNDEDSUAVE
HUMPTYDUMPTY
SWANNALIMONY
PORKIETANMSG
AWRYGEMSOIHEAR
IDIOTICGUYANA
BISONHANDYDANDY
ADORNATEINTIRE
SONYSNATTYTEAR
Wed 11/4/2020
DUBWIGSPAVES
IPADHOOTAMISH
EASYMONEYROACH
OTTERSSLATE
FRITIEICYBLUE
FELTNAPCHAINS
ELISZESTABOP
EMPTYNESTER
PHDIHEARSWAP
BEAUTYLIPERRS
ANYTIMEFAAYAO
UTEROPLACID
ASTROESPYAWARD
KEANUCHARERIE
ANGSTTAXIDEN
POW Thu 11/5/2020
APPARGODWELLS
LOUSEAMOHLOOK
ALLTHINGSBEINGE
SOLVINGNEWGIN
ACESMUWING
SEPARATEBUTE
EDAMGASNOGGIN
MERHASHTAGEMO
INTWOSTIPOTIS
EOPPORTUNITY
SAWSAPESEN
HOEWAYSAVAGES
ERIGHTSMOVEMENT
STREETOMITAYE
MADMENBEDSRAW
Fri 11/6/2020
EMMADESCSFPD
BARTRIVIAOOHED
BITTERENDPRIMO
SENSESALOT
SPINARTTANLINE
PENALHOSTELS
LEAVENEDFAITHS
ALTEANDSOCIAO
TETLEYEARCANDY
EGOSURFARENA
BANANASERNESTS
LUTZYEOMAN
ARIELDROVENUTS
HAVRETIDESOVER
LESTONESTAXI
Sat 11/7/2020
SMOOSHDRAGGED
HEXAPODSOURALE
INERRORLATERON
NUNIHOPNOWAIT
SNAPINPUN
WEIGHTLOSSPILL
SAMOSHETTYMOE
PLANSEDANNAAN
ELICUMINMOLTS
CELEBRITYCRUSH
AIRCOMEIN
BALSAMNODSADO
AGENDASRACEBIB
HEREIGOERASURE
ARTROSSSNOTTY
Sun 11/8/2020WAIT, WHAT?
MICROLOANPATELSILO
ADHERENCEELUDEIKNOW
YOUGOTTHATSTRUTDEUCE
ALMSHAYROOKSERENA
SAPCUSSSENSITIVE
MORALWOEROTSSOL
FOLEYCHIMIATADORM
WHYTHELONGFUSSTBONES
IAMIDEEREDSHERO
WIPEGALPALUFOADD
RUDDERSOFTHELOSTARK
SUELEISEDAKADOES
CARYSPARTAMEPGA
ACCEDELOADEDTHEBUSES
HAHSCSINYIOSBAILS
EPALIMAIMPBEETS
MUCKUPARTISTSROD
CHASERHOPELEOLADE
SHIFTTHENUMBOFTHEGUM
KINKSTURINFREEAGENT
INGAVNECKFIREWORKS

Evan Kalish, 33, of Bayside, N.Y., is a writer and crossword constructor. His hobby is visiting and photographing post offices around the country — more than 10,000 to date. Many photos and accounts of his travels appear on his blog, Postlandia.

Caitlin Reid is a mother of four in Santa Ana, Calif. The two connected online and collaborated by email and video chat. This is Caitlin's second Sunday Times crossword, and Evan's first.

Mon 11/9/2020
PAWROAMSGEAR
USAENTOMBOLGA
PALLBEARERELON
IDEASELAPSE
LASSPELLGRANT
IRANSHOPPER
COCKAPOONEATO
ANOPILLBUGGOO
STRIPEASEMENT
HAPLESSLEDE
POLLTAKERTOTE
RESOLEMOTHS
SWAGPULLQUOTES
IOTASTPAULERA
PEELESTEEREY
Tue 11/10/2020
SNAFUWOOLSPEW
COLONHAREIOTA
ONEOFATITFLAX
PORTAUTHORITY
ESTIMONIBEGO
DRAFTSPERSON
NAIRSIRTITUS
ANNASTANDCEDE
INDIAIORERAT
FOUNTAINHEAD
SYLNCOACTSSA
GROUNDSKEEPER
IDEARIOSAVERT
BUMPAZULSECTS
MEETSEREESSAY
Wed 11/11/2020
COKEDXFLATMOST
ABILITIESPOORER
HOLYFIELDPIRATE
NEOEXOLATIN
WEDDINGPRESENT
GOAPEEYELETS
ANTEEDRIAFOE
VETERANSMEMORIAL
ESSYUKSHINTO
PONTIUSICAHN
BUSINESSSCHOOL
ELWESTOOENG
STOPITDOUBLEDAY
ERRATAOURSAVIOR
TANNEDERSBATHE
Thu 11/12/2020
LAMAMOSTDPLUS
ICONAMISELIDE
AASKYLARKRUMOR
MISHEARDIMGONE
SNLULNAS
SKATALKUULATER
TASHAYETIWADE
ARTISANITBANDS
FORTPDASEYDIE
FLOATSOUTCCYET
NOENDAKC
RANDOSIMPOLITE
ABORTBBORNOTBB
REVUEALAIVISA
ELANDDEBSESPY
Fri 11/13/2020
LETSDANCESTUBS
IMONAROLLTUPAC
NOWORRIESASTIR
ETANORANIKOLA
AIWAWONTONYOW
ROASTNERFSOUL
ANYWAYDEEPCUTS
EMAJYEAH
WHOLEHOGSINGES
HALLWHOANOONE
AVEDENOVOZETA
TEMPEHDEBTSEW
ANIONHEREWEARE
MOSESEASYASPIE
ITSMEPRESSSEND
POW Sat 11/14/2020
GOESINTOSASHAY
EUROPEANASTUTE
LIAISINGGEISHA
TENDONACHES
WARSODINKENT
AVOCADOHOLYDAY
ROBOTARMHES
MNEMONICDEVICES
ENDSOLITUDE
UMPTEENGPSUNIT
PALORIGGAYES
WRATHPEEKAT
ANTHEMERICIDLE
RETINANEWMONEY
DRESSYALIENATE
Sun 11/15/2020THEME SHMEME
BARTABDRAWBBALL
IVORIESCRASHCOURSE
NATURALSTRICKORTREAT
ALOETEALEAVESATBAT
COURTREPORTERAWLS
ANTRIPWRENJUDEWWE
MAXWEIRSUGARCOAT
FORAYGARBTUNEDHURT
AVERMOILIENORSALMA
DELETEDSCENESSPENDS
ERASERTHINNEDRECIPE
SYNCEDADESTEFIDELES
RITESARTERYTIMSILT
AGESGRETAWHENWIELD
THATSOKAYSEARPIT
ATMHUEDSPEDARMDUA
DERNSKINNYDIPPING
ALARMSHOESTOREREBA
SLUMBERPARTYWEBSITES
PLANETEARTHPUMMELS
FAUSTDYESSHORTI

Caitlin Reid, of Santa Ana, Calif., is the mother of two boys and two girls ages 4 to 11. Like Margaret Farrar, the first crossword editor of The Times — who was also a busy mother — Caitlin does most of her puzzle work after the rest of the family has gone to bed. That's when things quiet down.

Caitlin is a classically trained pianist who plays at her local church. Her favorite crosswords to make are themeless ones, like today's, which feature long, fresh, lively vocabulary and lots of humor and playfulness in the clues. This is Caitlin's ninth crossword for the paper, including a collaboration last Sunday.

Mon 11/16/2020
FAKEDBBCDECAF
ICIERLEOORATE
JELLYROLLGAMER
IDOOBITSTEIN
HOUSESITRNS
ASSORTNADA
REPROPUBCRAWL
TARAATRIAMOOD
MICSTANDLARVA
NEATRISKED
EGGCAKEWALK
NOTCHELECWOE
AFIREBABYSTEPS
CADETATMPOPUP
TREESBEDANTSY
Tue 11/17/2020
ISLAACIDSMGM
BOATIONICPORE
MOTHERMAYIETAS
STEELELKBLISS
RASHLIFEOFPI
OHGREATTAGS
PERTSRAJAILER
ERAHAIRPINAYE
COMBOSCOTCURE
BRIODAMAGED
BACKSPINSIKH
ALLIELOGCELEB
LOANGROWASPINE
SUNGMINERONIT
ADSAGENTPEDS
Wed 11/18/2020
ROTCREVEISAAC
OHOOILERMELBA
STRIPOKERHATER
THENETSOVATE
RANDRWRAPARTY
ATTITUDELYCEES
GONEARGEL
TWOPEASINAPOD
DOHLEGATO
EROTICLASTNAME
VIPASSESACTOR
EXLAXMACHONE
AERIEFLIPHONES
NYJETBELLEATT
NERDSIDLEDLSU
Thu 11/19/2020
BLISSPHISAP
READMECOGSNNE
AERIALARTBOOKS
MRVGRFFNVNNWHT
PSATIEINSST
SEEDBEDTIDY
RSTLNUAEIRMA
EPEEIDYLLLEAN
FIXESEAPTSJK
SNAPUPVOTES
REOPOSITCSI
BNKRPTWHLFFRTN
FEASIBLEDIEOUT
FANNAILESTADO
SPAERESHAKY
Fri 11/20/2020
AYCARAMBAMILD
TROUBADOUROBIE
GEODESISTSBANC
INHDASTORNGO
FOOLEDSNACKED
TOETAGSWHERE
BARRAGEARID
TRUSTEXERCISE
GRIDSWORNIN
AANDPNESTLES
BIGYUKSTIERED
BLTGNARSTHRU
AMOROCEANSTATE
NINETHEGENERAL
AXEDSAFEWORDS
Sat 11/21/2020
WEIRDHUHFLOORS
ALOEVERARINGUP
NEWSDESKENERGY
TMANLAUREATES
ECIGENESCO
INAKITASPTABS
BTUBUBPINENUT
MACABREIRONORE
PRUSSIANIHTNN
CYSTNUMTOPHIT
RAGTAGWREN
SHORTSTOPERGO
DOOBIEATOMBOMB
NOLOSSTHESINAI
ANDYETASTUDENT
POW Sun 11/22/2020IT ALL ADDS UP
MENURAGUCAPOICICLE
UNITATOPOARSNOONAN
SONEOPOOLTHELASONERD
EKERANDOMSMILEETA
IDBETGATSANACIN
ELSHADAKIDSUNTRAP
BADEAIMRISESREHIRE
ALBASTEFANITHERULES
HEARTHSTROTTEDTRENT
TERSERERATOPTSTSA
DAYSOTWOLIVES
CAMMOTOOVENPEOPLE
LOGANREPUTEDATECROW
ILIKEIKEREROUTECEDE
SOLEMNMODELNITUSES
PRESETSOUTOFITGPS
WAHWAHHOOTBUYER
OAFEARLSKRAKENVAC
FRFOURTRAINBREAKZERO
USAUSAOLGAEDENANEW
MORROWWANTSSNSCTRL

Alex Eaton-Salners, of Lake Forest, Calif., is an in-house attorney for a technology company. He spent his junior year of college studying at a Japanese university and living with a homestay family. He also worked in Japan for several years before returning to the U.S. for law school.

Alex made the Playing With Food Sunday crossword in September. This is his 44th puzzle for The Times overall.

Mon 11/23/2020
CLAWSCABCHRIS
HAZEOHNOPEARL
OPALDIDGERIDOO
ITLLDOYONDING
ROEUMPTAPIOCA
SPADEOBAMAIAN
OSAKAORINGS
MIDOCEANRIDGE
EATOUTEASEL
ALSTRADETEMPE
SLASHERSKAAIR
TOGASADULSTER
BRIDESMAIDEZRA
ACRIDINDOWORN
YALEUSASSSHED
Tue 11/24/2020
STABCHARTBRA
LARVAYAHOOBLOW
ASIANCLASPAIDE
WHALEILLBEDARNED
NADAWESOPED
NCISCAGEDUD
JUICESARTBABY
OHTHEHUGEMANATEE
TUDESEWLITERS
SHEHUESSAPS
PLANTARIRAN
GREATCODALMIGHTY
RENDOBAMAONION
ADDSOOZEDNANNY
DOSLEERSSLOE
Wed 11/25/2020
LOBOWAGIGIVE
IVANWRYVORTEX
MALEHEIRANOINT
ELLIEDOORONTO
GLITZAIRMAIL
SHOGEOKEYS
TOWPLANETEMPE
ULNAMESSYEACH
ASSAMPLAINTOE
TREEOCDINN
TEETIMEUTILE
OGREBLOCOINKS
ORANGETHYMETEA
LESSERTEDSLEW
STEELODSLYNN
POW Thu 11/26/2020
GATENALASOFTG
UNIXATOMOLLIE
ROMPVOWEL
UNEASYSKAADD
SNOBSRAISES
ISLAND
ODIEULNAHOFFA
NEGFEASTEDLOX
SANTAMOANPINE
WINDED
DUMONTTOURS
ONOCIAROUSTS
JOHNSSOON
OASISKNEEALOU
SMELTSAWSLONG
Fri 11/27/2020
AMONGIGAASAP
POKERFOOLDULL
STONEHENGEBRIO
EEKAMOUSEBLEEP
LSDTHROWN
CARRIESATORCH
ARIANALEGKYLO
LENDSHERTENAM
MAGIMIXCORONA
BANANASFOSTER
SELECTILL
STATEHULASKIRT
NORIBILLTHECAT
OVERANTSENEMY
WEREMTADORAL
Sat 11/28/2020
TIMETRAVELESTA
AREYOUGAMEXMAN
POWERSUITSPAST
SNLTHANTARTT
TOEBLOTTER
FAIRSFAIRMBA
DRESSCODESOUP
PROBEORCSANDS
LOGOAUTOTUNES
APPPITYPARTY
CARRELSBEA
ELIOTGPASOCT
BINSOVERSHARES
ONCEPINACOLADA
SEENTEETOTALER
Sun 11/29/2020SIX-PACK
GMAILSWEEPSTINKO
EROICABEAGLECUEBALL
NACRESRANGINUPDATED
EPHEMERALDSPEPERAPS
SHADEHISSBADPRSTA
ALVINGILGAMESHOW
DEALTINORELSEATLAS
ETTEPEPPILLRINSE
SHARDREMINISCEESPN
ANTEBENDYSINAPILE
INECHIVASETCETCDUE
PONTIACITEHEREWES
ALDOMETRONOMESIMON
OOMPHREBUSESSANE
DANTEARAMISLIVENED
FIRSTRATEGYTIBIA
ESCIRISEARIZSCRIM
SLAVNESTOBAMACARENA
TIDINGSARRIVEAVENUE
EKESOUTREADERMISERS
RESAVETYLERESTEE

Eric Berlin, of Milford, Conn., is an assistant publisher at Penny Publications, a puzzle magazine company, and the creator of Puzzlesnacks, a website for kids. He is the author of The Puzzling World of Winston Breen (Penguin) and two sequels.

When he started constructing, Eric says, "My goal was to sell exactly one puzzle to The New York Times, just to say I did it." That was almost 20 years and more than 40 Times crosswords ago.

Mon 11/30/2020
HATHBAHOTTAWA
EROOARTSAUNAS
MARCTIMHORTONS
BAKESALEDDE
SHELBOXSEAT
YEATSCIA
SCENARIOANYONE
HOPICOLASIVAN
ENIGMAALIENATE
HENREORG
STUTTERISSA
URNAPRICOTS
MAPLESYRUPREPO
ALIGNSETARAIN
CANADAPHDYMCA