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Puzzles for August, 2022
with Will Shortz comments

Mon 8/1/2022
BOOEDELSARAFA
MATEYVOOMAMEX
WHOLEBEANCOFFEE
SUEVENMOHTML
WALKFAYE
CARETOELABORATE
LEADWEESUSSEX
IIILILANI
NOSTRACOPIDOL
GUERILLAWARFARE
OSLOPIES
TRUELWORDUSE
THEPRICEISRIGHT
SANEDARNURGES
KITSSTETMESSY
POW Tue 8/2/2022
MUSKDWARFEVIL
UBERVENUEAIRY
FOROLDTIMESSAKE
ALINEPLIE
STEAMEDDUMPLING
ASSNORSETOE
STYLELIESL
REPEATAFTERME
SEDANMEATS
APEUVEASASA
CONSUMERREPORTS
AEONOGRES
JIMMYKIMMELLIVE
ARGOACIDSEVEN
BAMAYEASTDENT
Wed 8/3/2022
ORALADZMOMS
TACOSCUEREVEL
INASCRABBLEGAME
SKITRIPRIVALED
PIMPABIT
SEEPELFEROS
WHATTILEISWORTH
OARSSLASHNORI
ONTBAAHUPMAN
STARRYTAKEIT
HYGIENEVISIONS
TWOPOINTS
STRAPODDEMBER
UHURUDIELEAKY
RANDBECOSTREE
Thu 8/4/2022
HAMPOBOYGSPOT
UFOSHOVERAIMI
BRITISPENOTTER
SORENPRDWAYNE
SASHASCOTT
LIPEUPHORIA
IDTAGHERESPING
AAHHOYESPFOE
GRASSPPERUBEND
ONTIPTOEPRO
LIESLSTORK
ACCORDROEKEYS
TORIIPOPUPSHOP
ICANTGLADEATE
TONGSALLOTBOW
Fri 8/5/2022
SMUSHSCIBOLTS
HENNATANAVAIL
ALTOSRNALETGO
WEIGHTEDBLANKET
LEETHEYSAYERS
PAYTHETAB
CRAIGFENGASPS
HARESOATELTON
ACESDORISKIWI
PENREDTAPELET
SADDENORDERS
HEAVYSECURITY
HELMIOTASATOM
BALENOTRENOGO
ODESGNATSASAP
Sat 8/6/2022
GARBJUMPFORJOY
ULEEOPERAHOUSE
SPCABIDENOMICS
TAUNTSITCHCAD
ACTIVEDUTYPERE
VASECTOMYBUBBA
HAWSREPAIR
CLUEINDOTARD
THENFLBELT
RAFTSFALLISSUE
OTTOPUTSONHOLD
OLEYALTAGENTS
PINBALLERSBORE
ENDOWMENTSORAL
DESKPERSONPASS
Sun 8/7/2022 Letterplay
MANORSJAKOBJOISTS
ANIMALSOCIALSAGLARE
CINEMAALLTHATCRIMEA
ATANANGLEUNIQUEUSER
WASGRANTSCRUZMASS
IDAIDEATESIZE
SAMADAMSFORMTINHAT
IROBOTTWOAMZEROG
ANNSTARSIDRABYLINE
MOESAPERTERNAMIDST
TRIPLEADOUBLEU
RELYONISNTWAILMAPS
EXALTSETNASLOONLEI
FIVEOFOURHTEABAG
TETRISNAPAHUSHHUSH
SPASLIMPIDIAM
ELLEHUMPTERRORCAB
VOODOODOLLOINOINONE
IBADANLAYDOWNTRIVIA
TONITETIMELAGHONEST
ASSESSNEWERSNORES

Tina Labadie lives in London, Ontario. This is her first New York Times crossword. It has one of my favorite kinds of themes — one offering many different "ahas." The example at 118-Across, at the bottom of the puzzle, is a little different from the others, like the kicker of a joke.

As a construction fillip, every letter in the alphabet is used at least once in the completed grid.

Mon 8/8/2022
SAFESPRATISNT
AFROORALBNAAN
BLUSHWINESLIST
ROTASECPAL
EATITSHADOWBOX
STIRSTEREOOPT
AVESTALEAIR
LISTENSICEDTEA
AMNESIACODD
PHOPOLLENIAMB
POWDERKEGREBAR
SIRARGOAKA
POUTLINERNOTES
TWITOFUSEDEUS
ALTOTIPSYESPY
Tue 8/9/2022
SEWTINCTADS
USAENDURESDIP
MARGOLIATHZOO
OUTVOTETRABERT
AMERICANO
JOLLAISHTOILS
ONELSCSIYKNOW
RIDESHOTTORTE
GOTYAOFUSE
ENVOGUELOWSNAP
FESSANNA
JONESESYESMAAM
URALDAVIDUCLA
METATYINGEMIT
POSHOSAGELETS
POW Wed 8/10/2022
STEALSAGSCUB
MELLOWHURTORE
SALUKIERIEAGE
MINERALWATER
AMENGAPLSU
MEDIUMRARETUBS
BAGFALSEMONET
USEONOGTASEE
SLURSBRAWNATE
HYPEFEELINGILL
AHASIRADES
WELLACTUALLY
OXYREELEUDORA
RANPUNTDRAWER
DMXOPTSERECT
Thu 8/11/2022
BLOCASAPATARI
MATTBRIDEMELON
WITHOUTSINBAILS
SCOURGEENLISTEE
LABGUESTHOST
MATHLETEDIO
OAHUARTOOOPAL
THEBREADPANDIE
SOLISTOICBERT
EGOWETNOSES
FIREBRANDFAX
ADORABLEOATCAKE
CABINTRANSLATED
THINKEVICTROTI
SONGSREDDSPOT
Fri 8/12/2022
SPACECAMP
THEDOGATEIT
MORNINGRITUAL
FAKETANFLUBUB
AXEDBATPHONE
VININDEXYOGA
AMSCRAYSPHASER
LIVETWEET
ATEASEIWONTASK
CRAMTEENSCIN
MARSALISBETE
ECTDENPARADOX
THEDOCTORISIN
YOUNAILEDIT
SPINCLASS
Sat 8/13/2022
MEGAFANAGAINST
ILOVELAWIIMOTE
ACTEDONHMMISEE
HARSHJIMTEEN
SELAADORESSPY
PAIGEIOLANI
APGERMANSOMA
OHGEEZPECANS
TUBADECAFTEA
YUTZESTRICK
PBSSHAFTSAURA
ARABEXTTHINE
TAXICABARIDITY
THEBODYHANSOLO
YESBOSSAPTONYM
Sun 8/14/2022 In the Money
TRUDDTDIVASSLAVS
RESTORERUNPAIDPANIC
ABSOLUTECASHREGISTER
MARKOMEARASEWONEWE
EOSRATONNADADEE
PLOPOMESDOASLOWBURN
DANALINBOONTWERPS
QUITCOLDTURKEYNBA
ROILISEEWASWAR
DENTISTANNALOYALFAN
ANDCHAIROFTHEFEDTWO
STICKONSSLOETRIDENT
SPATIMNATEEIRE
RCATIMBERINDUSTRY
COLONSDEUSREASAVE
MAKINGALISTGIRLSXES
ETCNOVOATEINMIA
STUORINGDOGHANDLER
CAPITALGAINSOUTTHERE
ALICEEEYOREFRIEDEGG
LODESRENALTARKOS

Jim Horne is a musician and writer from Newcastle, Wash. He is the founder of XWord Info, a website for crossword enthusiasts. He was the original writer (2008-11) for Wordplay, the Times's daily crossword column.

Jeff Chen is a professional crossword constructor and writer in Seattle. This is their fourth collaboration (and first Sunday) for the paper.

Mon 8/15/2022
MCRIBBOMBATMS
ARENAOWIEDRAT
NEWBALANCEDUNE
CAREUSERMEDIA
ASIDESDONEDEAL
VETAHSSEWACT
EDENSLILYPUSH
STRIKEONE
SELAEPEEEPICS
AGEANNPOMNAP
YOGAPOSEDOODLE
STOUTLETOSOON
IRANMINORCHORD
DIRTEDITEERIE
OPTSTEESLASER
Tue 8/16/2022
GABINGECLASP
IROCREADAEGIS
STIRCRAZYSTUNS
TYLERTASTETEST
WAKEBYE
ARAWENDYSRAIL
MUSCLYRIPMINE
INCASDENJADED
GOOFBUSDINERO
ANTELOSINGSTN
TOOCASH
SUPERGLUEAORTA
SPAREELBOWROOM
TONICSNOBAMMO
SNEAKTAXIPER
Wed 8/17/2022
TOWSILICAGYMS
UGHADIDASREAP
FROOTLOOPSETNA
TEARETSREIGN
BOSTONREDSOX
EELPTAEOS
TREATSATTIGHT
AMERICANPHAROAH
LASTCALLRASTA
IRESEEHEW
MORTALKOMBAT
ONIONFIBALDO
TAFTDEFLEPPARD
TILEOCTETSPEI
ORESWOODSYSIC
Thu 8/18/2022
ALBSETCHERBEE
BAITCHROMECAST
CUKEHEAVENARTH
TRIESOUTTVTRAY
VANLASEPIAESL
DISCSACDC
BENSANDSAPIAN
ARESLAESTANTE
ONSETICEITBOW
COMECAROM
ROBPARSEMAXIM
AVATARPANPIZZA
JACUZZARTYSEEN
ALONEAGAINERRS
SSNSNOTTYDOSE
POW Fri 8/19/2022
FIJIBEARDFUSS
ANEWOLDERONCE
SMOOTHMOVEEXLAX
TIPJARSSWAHILI
DAISTOKES
BARMENUCOOLEST
AIDAINGENUE
TRYMEFIRSTLIP
GALILEETEVA
ATHEISTSTPETER
SWORNRASH
POTUSERTHOREAU
IWONTMINCEWORDS
RANDTABBYOVID
EYESSLAYSMETA
Sat 8/20/2022
UMSMALALAFIGS
PROMOCODESOPEC
SHRINKWRAPORNO
HYDRABEDFLEUR
ODIECAPTOSSIN
TEDMATSHOGUN
DONTLIETOME
FORCEDSMILE
IUNDERSTAND
STARRYEGGBAR
SAUTESSRIMOVE
HIREDMACSAWED
IDIDNOVISITORS
PSSTONETIMEUSE
SOTOGODYESTEA
Sun 8/21/2022 Stacking Up
BLEATAFROLATINA
PIERREPREPARATIVE
HATTREETIMEWILLTELL
RESTOATHAIRBALLMEA
EASEINHUNTAODAMP
FDADEVELOPSOLOORES
USCBOHRATOMKATNINE
SPAREUSDOWELTILTAT
ARGOTSFACETATTOOS
LILOCONCRETEISLAND
SNITCONCURRENCESEES
GAYPRIDEPARADESOTO
THEMARINERSTAMPED
BIOLABSEGARMODERNA
KETOMRSDEDICATEOTC
LAITSAUDREVIVALNIA
ETSYPODRATLAGOON
INSCATEREDLYRENUNS
NIAGARARIVERMEDIANS
KILLINGTIMEADULTS
DOMEASOLIDPOPES

Brooke Husic is a postdoctoral fellow in biophysics at Princeton. Will Nediger is a professional crossword constructor in London, Ontario. They are both regular crossword contributors to The Times.

This unthemed puzzle has 120 answers (versus the usual 138-140 in a typical themed Sunday), affording longer and fresher vocabulary. Seventeen answers, or about 14% of the entire grid, have never appeared in a Times crossword before.

Mon 8/22/2022
OWLSTRIPTOSS
THAIGUIANAACTI
SUBWAYSANDWICHES
PSALMSINDOORS
SONSWEETANY
METROAREADAD
YURISOLIDGOTTA
TRIGTOETAPGARY
HOOHASCOURGLEE
TUBTUBESOCKS
ASAGUESTLEN
MANDELAEUREKA
UNDERGROUNDFILMS
STEWETRADETUMS
EASYSHOESMOE
Tue 8/23/2022
SLATGOTUPEDNA
TECHINANEARAB
AIDEVAPORTRAIL
RACHAELSINGLE
UNIONDUES
LANDINGGEARDAB
EXISTOLDLOLA
MINOANSLETINON
MOONEYEHOOHA
EMSCONTINENTAL
VOLCANOES
BOLEROGLUGGED
FLYINGTIMEALSO
FINNIOTASTEST
SONSCOORSENOS
Wed 8/24/2022
APTSCADSPABLO
HERTENETAARON
STUDIOAPARTMENT
REEFCLIOIAGO
FIVEFLOORWALKUP
EDAMANYSUN
LILNODSGESSO
LSUASAPAHCHU
AHEADTACTOAT
VIAAREJOKE
MAJORFIXERUPPER
OMENTORNRENO
REALESTATEAGENT
INNERATALLCIV
ASSAMSELLSKTS
Thu 8/25/2022
ANTISIZERANDY
LOOMACEROLIVE
SANDLATECOMERS
OHIOWALABAMA
WEDUSBABU
MAINEBRASKANSAS
ORDPAILSUTRA
TICKROPESBEAU
ISAIDHITSRCS
VERMONTANALASKA
ENDGEEROW
TRISTATEAREA
TOMCOLLINSROMP
SWABSALTODOME
ONRYESEENSTYX
Fri 8/26/2022
ALPHADOGBRYANT
WEREDONEBOOGIE
OVERPLANSOURCE
REEDBLURBEAN
DENSYESINDEEDY
REPORT
NANOBOTSRECOIL
SMOKERTAHITI
APTESTSCHMALTZ
YOHOHO
HARDTOTELLFROM
OREOSLOERICE
MONKEETRAVOLTA
ESTEEMITSADEAL
YESYOUEVENODDS
POW Sat 8/27/2022
DIYTHATSAFIRST
EMORELEASEDATE
SAGIMAXTHEATER
KWAMESTEELTAM
JAMESIELMS
ORALMASTERKEY
BETFACTORIES
HUGUENOTS
WATERRIDEBAG
JAZZDANCEGALA
BODYSHAZAM
RADSPOTSABODE
ONLINEPOKERODD
ONEMORETIMEKIA
MEDSTUDENTSANY
Sun 8/28/2022 Animal Hybrids
TARTANAPESARIDPIN
ABUELOGASHSOMELOSE
BREAKTHEICEHODAALEX
SADAMANDAWETBLANKET
SLANTPAWNSMICA
PARKINGSPACETHEMEDIA
ONEASYADETAMIBOND
PITTWATERMELONPATCH
AMIEURNSARKASSAD
RUNSAMOKGLAMGAGS
TSABATHROOMSCALEGMO
INREOOPSOVERCOOK
ALEVETBDSPECALAS
GENERALHOSPITALMENU
EARNMOATIRAPREFER
SHOOTOUTGLOBETHEATRE
LIEUSIRENROOST
GOLDENGATEGOATEECEO
ICEETILECROSSBREEDS
RHEATRIMSINEEVADES
LOSODESIPADSERENA

Ori Brian is a product manager at Amazon, currently in Los Angeles but relocating soon to London. He got interested in crosswords while a student at the University of Chicago, where he solved the puzzles in the dining hall with friends. He quickly started constructing.

In 2016 The Times published the first crossword he ever made. This is Ori's ninth puzzle (and first Sunday) for the paper.

Mon 8/29/2022
GALGLARESGASH
HBORADISHABLE
OHOECHOCHAMBER
SOFATOTWEEDS
TRAFFICARTERY
RECCORDRYE
SPLITTOOGOUT
PIECEOFMYHEART
ALTAHALINDIA
YESSODAIRE
INTHESAMEVEIN
ARTIECFOADDS
SAFETYVALVEDIY
HILLECLAIRION
EDYSTRACERETC
Tue 8/30/2022
ADIOSEATSLARD
BRAWLCNETIGOR
BUNNYOGEEBITE
ABSENTISRAELIS
DOWSEOGRESS
DREIDELALAI
RUSTRAIDMAZDA
AHSSPLURGEEEG
BROTHODIEUSER
REAMELANTRA
AGREEDSNITS
BOASTFULDONTBE
BUNSECONDAREI
EDGEELBADRIER
YAYSSASHSLOPE
Wed 8/31/2022
MENIMACSPAMS
UNONASACADET
TVDINNERANISE
EYESCAWREESE
OSUIVFLUID
AVCLUBNESS
LEADSIDITBD
FIVESECONDRULE
ALELAWMINUS
IMINRVPARK
JVSQUADASP
COATSRUNLOWS
RITESEVCREDIT
ELISEAEONDRY
WANTSMARSSEX