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Puzzles for December, 1996
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Sun 12/1/1996Theme: To Make A Long Story Short
OHARAJAWATOATHMEET
SOLEDADASHSCARARNO
ALLAHNIXIECELEBRANT
GEODEEEEPEARLISSUE
EDWARDTUDORAROYALHEIR
PEIFIRLUNK
MEETSTOMCANTYAPOORLAD
ODSTAOCHEKILO
BYCHANCETHEYSWAPROLES
SEETOSEAALOUICE
STENTENGGLINT
DISANNADOELUIGI
EDWARDWITHTOMSSUPPORT
ELANHAHMELBOA
REGAINSRULEBYLOCATING
NATEOPEONA
THEGREATSEALOFENGLAND
EAGREMATSUXIVOLLIE
STEAMPIPEPAINERIATA
LISPONEAELDERASTER
ANTEMASKREEDSSHERE
Mon 12/2/1996
TOREARBORSANS
APESDIANACLAP
BESTWISHESALMA
OREODESCALMER
OATBRANCAGEY
EMSCOLESLAW
CASASGAYLEOLE
ARIDCONEYIVAN
PENGATORBREST
PACKITINPEA
EIGHTHUGSAND
PERSIASARAZOO
ALESYOURSTRULY
RILEADIEUORAL
KEYSNOTMEBENE
Tue 12/3/1996
ADEPTSTOASALB
ROMEOHEARTZOO
CLINTWALKERTUX
HERNIALENAESE
INDIANAPACER
STEGEMSPA
HUESDANAERROL
INLAWGALDOONE
PASHAEGOSNOTE
ITSFIRFOR
GLOBETROTTER
LAXREELATEASE
AMIBLADERUNNER
ZEDELCIDRETRO
EREDATESNESTS
Wed 12/4/1996
EBBEDIKESSCAT
ALIBILOFTHOUR
RAZORSEDGEORGY
THENAAALEER
HSTNICKELODEON
TILRANCRI
AWFULWONTSTAN
BARBEROFSEVILLE
ASEAERATABYSS
STEOATHIS
HELENSHAVERTAM
AVESCIAFIXE
DRNOINHOTWATER
DECKGAELIMALL
EPEENESSTENSE
Thu 12/5/1996
MARGINLETSDOWN
AVERSEETHIOPIA
TOGETTOTHEBATES
TIRESTHAIS
EDENPEENSOSHA
RSTILLSTABLER
PSALMBEAST
MOTELYOUGOBYWAY
AROSEDARES
DEPOSERENSLED
ELISLISLEROMA
HANOIPECOS
OFTHEPSYCHOPATH
CORALSEATRALEE
TREELESSSEDERS
Fri 12/6/1996
STJAMESSATISFY
TWERENTIVANHOE
ROSIESTRAPTORS
ASSETHARSOWED
UTILLOMANWISE
SECSOMEHOWNEA
SPACEBARNAGGER
DISSIPATE
INJESTCAMETRUE
MAAMENACEROPA
MINIRINKSMARS
EVENTCARSANIT
REDNOSEAPPROVE
SLOEGINTRACKER
EYESORESOTHERN
Sat 12/7/1996
ACTRESSSEADOGS
CHIANTIALSORAN
HAMMERANDSICKLE
TRESSMEDIANEA
COCAULESEND
PIANOWIREMAYAS
ERRANOSMIA
REDWAREHEARSAY
ICEFLOEADE
ALONEFEETFIRST
BARKTIASAGA
AHAMICROINSET
TONGUEANDGROOVE
ERGOTICINERTIA
DESTINYCUREALL
Sun 12/8/1996INNER PEACE
SARASALODISTCARBS
SHRUBAGARESAWOSHEA
TIESCORESSPANISHHEEL
ARCHFISHHOOKSHECATE
GRAHAMONTAURA
OPERANTSSENTENCED
LARUEAGEECANDIDOLE
AMORSNARLALTONARTE
LESENGLISHHORNTENOR
ASHTREEANNASHRINE
HAIRDOERSPATIOS
ELOPEDVETSGUNSHIP
RIDESHUSHHUSHINGHEE
AMERDELTALEASTSERA
TISCAREENCELTOMNES
OTHERNESSMENSSANA
LOISBARMASHED
ETHICSPOLISHHAMHERO
CRASHHELMETOUTOFHAND
TOTHETUNERALTLIVID
ONEATASIDERAYATEE
Mon 12/9/1996
ANONSALTSWISS
LENOWEARPASTA
THEGOODHUMORMAN
ORODOERAIDERS
SUNLESSPYLE
ASHGLASNOST
ITEMSIRONLIE
THEBADNEWSBEARS
COLRAGSABYSS
HUSTLINGBIB
HAVEALLSTAR
ASHOREFREEABE
THEUGLYAMERICAN
NORGEACEDTETE
OPAHSWEDSSTEW
Tue 12/10/1996
OLANDQEDBAJER
BORERUSAENEMY
JUMBOJETSADATE
GAEASTEN
SOJOURNVISAVIS
ACUTESMARINADE
SEMISCAPETLEA
SAPSJASONAJAB
INISENORCRETE
EINSTEINTOGAED
RAGTOPSSECONDS
JUGSPENH
ABACIJOLTINJOE
BOCCERPMSHEIK
MAKOSSEAELUDE
Wed 12/11/1996
LOCALLAIRCRAM
OHARAEINELAVA
TORICGRABACID
THREEDAYPASSES
SUITETES
SAPPRINTERPAM
AREAGOOVIRGO
TURNSENDOVEREND
UBOATEVAAGEE
PANOURSELFOWL
FINEREED
BLOCKANDTACKLE
POOLEROOSLIER
IDOLPENNTILER
NYNYTREESILKS
Thu 12/12/1996
BTAPEPOINTB
ERRANDELEANORS
SENDERSANSKRIT
TEEDADORNATTA
LOWEDESHER
IMMERSEDREVERE
RDACAROMAIR
ASKSBETYBANEW
IKESEDEREVA
ERNIESDETOURED
NEGLEMATON
THUSREPROMEAT
REPOLISHSTANCH
YETSOFARSEDUCE
BLOOKSLEFTB

The empty squares must be read as the word BLANK.

Fri 12/13/1996
STARELARAWRY
HAMELPROCAREER
ATILTSPITFIRES
MARIONLOFTED
CROSSRET
MELTORMESCENEI
EWESMEASTROLL
SEWSAWPITSIII
TRIPODICUASTA
ASSUMEGODSPEED
RESSNIPE
CHROMEOILCAN
TRUENORTHGIOCO
HARDENERSOKRAS
OWLDIETTEETH
Sat 12/14/1996
PEACOATPROPSUP
EXPANSEROXANNE
RIPSOFFOVERACT
STETOLIVESPAT
OPTCRONESCOSI
NOISENEOBENET
ALTERSZULUS
SLEEVEDTOYSHIP
PICOTWINONA
ESSEXNONNATTY
LIEDRELICSWIM
ATMMADDERMAME
TOPSIDECAPITAN
EURASIAEVERETT
STENCILSENORES
Sun 12/15/1996Theme: Bumper to Bumper
ERSAPSISGMANCULPA
NAHTRENTTEXASONEAL
CIEVERSOADOPTUSERS
ADLIBFIREMENESPARTO
METRICSEABASSAEF
PREACHTUTUCONCEALS
SSRYOMPOLSIPALLOT
ECCENASTEMMYLOU
ATALLRBINEORAP
FIREENGINECARRACERRIG
TRAMROADSTERMOTORHOME
SEMIVANAUTOSEDANMOPED
LISLEMDEBODETS
ASTAIREISNTLATE
SEISMRMNIOCECOSPA
ANDWORSEBULLTRITON
AUKSAMURAISCRIPT
SWANSONROSSINIYENTA
MARDICONICMEDICTAR
ORGANOPERATRAILERE
GNOMESLABOSSIEDTS
Mon 12/16/1996
IMANABLEALLAH
RENOPAIXLOIRE
ANTSILSALUMPY
QUIETASAMOUSE
ERAPRY
PASTRYRATENOW
AFTERMAGITOPO
COOLASACUCUMBER
TORECREETELLS
STYCHERFINEST
SAMMAC
STRONGASAROCK
ALLOTAUNTOPIE
SEINESASEMAAM
PIPERAMERPLOP
Tue 12/17/1996
AFROSTARRABBA
SLEDLEVEELAIR
HEADTOHEADMCLI
EELAPEREVOKED
EPEEBEAST
ALFREDSEMITONE
MEANSHOVELBIN
INCASANERTACT
STERIVALCACHE
HOTCIDERHANKER
OATESBARK
RIFLESGALLTAE
SLAMHANDTOHAND
VICEOSAGEOBOE
PEERWATERGUNN
Wed 12/18/1996
WADSOKRACORPS
HIREWEIROPERA
IREALLYDIDNTSAY
SLATESEERSOIL
KIMONOSAGUSE
ENOALSOBARNES
RENDEARPREDD
YOGIBERRA
AJARLITARAMS
ORANGETENKNAP
FRYYAMDIPOLE
FILESARAWOMAN
EVERYTHINGISAID
RANGEELKOELSE
SLOOPREADDYER
Thu 12/19/1996
AHEADTAOFLAW
FORGEHARPLINE
TULIPARNEINGA
RETURNTOCINDER
ATONALSCARY
FIFTYYARDASH
OSLOHESSEBAT
BLURBSSITUPS
SEERURALILSA
FOREVEREMBER
AFLATDIANNE
BLOWHOTANDCOAL
RAINPATEAUDIT
AIREAPEDSTORE
MREDLEDESSEX
Fri 12/20/1996
EATONESHEARTOUT
STAGEDOORJOHNNY
THREEOFDIAMONDS
HOTEMIGXERO
SEASNEZOATER
DRONESONXIII
CPOOEDCRO
FATHOMSTWOFEET
RIORAHENO
EDUCDOODLERS
TACHSODEEDNA
HINTEVELAME
TOOGOODTOBETRUE
INFORMATIONDESK
SAFETYHARNESSES
Sat 12/21/1996
DESPERADOGRASS
ANTENATALROUTE
MOONSTONEOCTAL
PLOTINOILHOLE
SADDENEDDIEMEN
EEGRILEAMA
RAVELMOVERTAT
ALISLOPEDDOTE
SMAPARISBONES
TAVANONLUZ
AMELIASCAREDUP
FANEUILHRSETA
ATENTEPISTOLIC
RETIEMONEYBELT
IRONSSTANNIDES
Sun 12/22/1996TAKING OFF FOR THE HOLIDAYS
PRADOBRAVADOGRAHAM
TREMORRECITEDLATINO
SOFARIHAVENTMADEITFIT
UPSTAGEDNEORETAIL
DIXSWISSACT
SAILONFLEETAWLDARK
PINESOARALOUAMON
IMPOSITIVEITCANBEDONE
RAUOTOEMACSGARDE
OTTOMANSPACEKGEISEL
CELESTEONAGERS
SHEEHYWISESTUNITING
MARLOENTSASIANEA
AHNOWIVEGOTITTHISISIT
LASTCATOTROYSEGO
LSTSENSSTEAMSLATER
APISEAMYATO
DEBRISCATOPERETTA
MERRYCHRISTMASEVERYON
REDOAKCOOLANTINGRID
SPAWNSANNETTEEASEL
Mon 12/23/1996
LEAPATTICBABA
ITERCHINOEMIR
ACREHELLOAIRE
RHODEISLANDREDS
ALEESOU
HATTERBIKEPATH
APRONSEMILOY
FLORIDASUNSHINE
TELISTSCONAN
SALTINESPAMELA
UNOROLE
TENNESSEEWALKER
RYANAISLEANTI
ARNEUPPERNEAP
MEALRESTSDELE
Tue 12/24/1996
BETAHACKCACTI
AMASOBIEOCHER
REBALOSESTORE
CROPCIRCLESPIS
AGOASTOLAMS
RESORTALCOHOL
NAILEDKRONE
PACTCUTINAPED
ELLASVENOMS
SLIPUPSBASTER
PEPESPOTRAE
ENCPRUNEDANISH
VALSELANIESTE
INOURNINESHEA
LOPESALESTART
Wed 12/25/1996
ADAMCABALFEAT
MEGAELOPERENO
OPENINGPRESENTS
STRICTSOREEYES
CARPNEAR
BASRIASDREWUP
USEUSLTAIOTA
CHRISTMASDINNER
KEGSSITESTRI
ONEACTDEVOSOS
BAILRIGA
INSERTEDLOCATE
TOALLAGOODNIGHT
EVILNUEVODEAN
MALASPRIGSETA
Thu 12/26/1996
OVISACTOMALPS
RICHERHMOTARO
ANKARARELATION
LAYDOWNONESARMS
BLOWSKI
CARTETIMINGLE
UFOSRENOWNLIN
GIVESUPTHEGHOST
AREPEAHENERLE
TERSEDEGFRYER
PARTACO
STRIKESONESFLAG
CRENSHAWSTRIVE
AIDEAGETEAPOT
MOSSBELARSONS
Fri 12/27/1996
RAKEDBBCDAR
OVATELARSDECO
BERNEUNITEVES
ONEARMEDBANDITS
TUEMANSHEILAS
EMPERORLUCITE
RAISAASEA
TWOTOEDSLOTHS
BRADALIVE
RATUREREVESTS
ICECOLDIRRREM
THREELEGGEDRACE
TEARAMAHRAJAH
LAGSSIZEAMANT
EEETADWANTA
Sat 12/28/1996
MALAPROPOSMITE
AMELIORATEONEL
JANEAUSTENRASA
ODDTETAVANTI
REEDSREPTILIAN
CURIOSROOMETTE
ASSERTNORYES
STEMLIAR
ESPGORANIMAL
MARADONALOCALE
PROVISORYNORMA
LAMINAIANLAD
ALIAULTRASUEDE
NESTROADRUNNER
EEEESUNSCREENS
Sun 12/29/1996Theme: A Host of Sins
SCATHEMARSALASMEW
ARNHEMCAROUSALAPISH
WATERMOCCAPRIDEMISSY
SWITARCHIEDEFENSES
OLGAILEDLBSOBOLS
FEUASITMOOBRAZO
FRANKCOVETOUSNESSATRA
EARNHUDSONHUT
MAPLETHINMANGURGLE
MINTCANTOETALIA
ENGULFUNGLUESLEVINS
KEENERAUTREINGE
ORRERYRIMSHOTCOOKS
NAGDONATEFALL
GLUTTONYDBADTHESAILOR
LEONAROIREEKURE
VALSEDABGOLDGRIN
FIRESALEARMIESAKEE
ARISEENVYGAPORESLING
DETERATOMIZESTRENTE
SOYSHEXANESHINGED
Mon 12/30/1996
LATHEAROMABAS
ARIELDORALRNA
DROPTHEBALLEAT
ROLESWAMI
APPEASERETAKEN
MEANIEHOBART
ORSONTATARHBO
ROSSBARONBEAN
ENTGAPERBRICE
HARLEMBEACON
ATELIERBARTEND
LOBESBATS
EMUTAKETHECAKE
RECLIETORUNAT
TSKEDGARKENYA
Tue 12/31/1996
JAMSMEARAAGRI
ONELETHELBLOB
BEGINTHEBEGUINE
SWAMIMIXEDBAG
EMILDINH
SAGINITSTATEN
EGOTROISBADE
WALTZINGMATILDA
EVERSEENOKIT
REMISSRAKEYES
ANTERACK
AFFLUENTANGST
BEERBARRELPOLKA
BEAULOEWELEIF
ATTNSLEETLENT