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Puzzles for March, 2014
with Jim Horne comments

Sat 3/1/2014
LABAMBAATAVIST
IPADAIRSISENOR
RETWEETKTHXBYE
ASEANEBULA
REVOPENTOP
SUPEREGOTABLE
NNESNAKEBITTEN
ACREUNCLESADD
GOOGLEGLASSITO
SINGEUNTILNOW
LIONCUBDRE
SENSORFOWL
PAJAMASPADTHAI
DVDCASETMOBILE
FISHNETSAMEOLD
Sun 3/2/2014 OSCAR DOUBLE FEATURES
AMIGODEPALMATOUSLE
MASONSRESHOESRANTAT
BRAVEHEARTOUTOFAFRICA
ELABAFFRISKEDELKS
ROCKYWITNESSHEMAL
MOLLIDEALSWALLET
TITANELSEASIANIDA
ADORESAIRPORTTRAFFIC
TEXTPSIANASSLIETO
IDIFIENDNYMTWIN
CHICAGOTAXIDRIVER
ANEWNOREAUDEATE
ALPHAAETNAZEEIKEA
GOINGMYWAYBABENFLERS
ANNLOSESLLDSOLDIE
RIPKENSKIDOOAARE
REDANNETWORKCRASH
AMIERESECTAGEELEA
PICNICONTHEWATERFRONT
EDKOCHITERATESUPINE
DISNEYPASSFORLISAS
Mon 3/3/2014
WALSHPJSSCANT
AMATIHAHUHHUH
DIVANDIVABRAKE
SEENTOARCIBEX
ZANYOUTS
PATTERNPATTER
IBEGOAPIANO
FREETOWNFREETOW
WELSHGOOESE
EASTERNEASTER
REPOLIRA
BRIOMBAEUGENE
BADGELEARNLEAR
QUEENERRKENTS
SLANGROTSTYLE
POW Tue 3/4/2014
DRDOOMIBMPC
JARULEBRAID
EVENEREARNS
DISCOVERINGIDA
SSEDINEETAT
AHIAWAYBLARE
BENJAMINQUELLS
EDGEDINFURCOAT
LADPRINT
GOFLYSHADRODS
EUROAMENIBET
ITASKUNKSCALA
SENSEIOLDTIMER
HACKITMISSTATE
ATEASESNLYSER
Wed 3/5/2014
CHEGRAMSEPSOM
HEMCELIAROUTE
AYEHELLIFIKNOW
MYRIADDATES
POINTIMSTUMPED
SULKADIOSOOZE
SHREDINTRA
GASBEATSMESAD
OUTGOELUDE
OTOEAEROSDEAR
DONTASKMEFIRMA
EERIEJETSET
IHAVENOCLUEACT
ROGETUPENDTHE
KEENETANKSZED
Thu 3/6/2014
JAMBSPARTRAFT
ALERTARIEACAI
RIGORSOBEDECT
NONAMESTRIO
SEIZHEDAYJIBES
INHASTEEMIR
AGARWNWONEON
MEDSOAPBOXKOS
LABORARNMAMA
ROKSUSURPED
KARATPISTNGINE
ANUTCROSSER
BIBILINESEIKO
OTISANILCECIL
BAKLPTASONEND
Fri 3/7/2014
ICKINESSFLAGON
THENANNYTATAMI
CITATIONCITRIC
HATSSWEEDEATH
TALIAMONGST
SCHADENFREUDE
ERATORENTDEA
MAZESPADELOST
IBMCHANROOST
ALLMYCHILDREN
ACTAEONERSE
RASTAECTOSEAS
BRUINSREBOTTLE
OVINESAROMATIC
RETORTNOTGREAT
Sat 3/8/2014
JAILBREAKMECCA
APOLLOXIISTOLI
CANDYSHOPDAKAR
OTISSALAOLERS
BOZBILIOUSZIP
SWEARESPNMETA
TICSSTEARIC
MOJITOINTONE
OPULENTBEET
NESTDREIMESAS
ANTGOINGBYERE
RADNERCHALAIT
CROONGOOGLEBOT
HEISTARAGONESE
YATESSEXYSADIE
Sun 3/9/2014 NOSY NONSENSE
FRESHENSTEPTOEGLEAM
OILHOLECAMERASEARLY
OPHELIAUPBEATSTRITE
DAISYTRADERCHOOSYTOY
WISPRAFTSNONUSE
ABHORSPIECESDEUX
PLAYITENDEDRESTEDON
BIZETTADEYRESOLO
SPYEASYCOMMERCEOSO
SUBDUESPITSDAZES
DEARESTMITTSDENTYNE
ALINEPANICREVAMP
NILBREEZYCHEESEOHO
THOMITRYMOIILIAD
EUROMARTDAMUPISINTO
NOLECERISEPOTTER
ATBESTORGANNAST
ROSYHOUSEBOISEWONDER
GRIMECATBIRDSINCERE
ORDERSKIRACEOCEANIA
TEENSBANANASPHRASED
Mon 3/10/2014
FIXITOBISAMAT
ELENIFASTDIME
SINGLEFILEAKIN
SEAEELTENPECK
ARNETOPTHIS
ODORINKSRTA
HANINDIAOOMPH
OTTTOOLBOXMOE
HAHASNOBLYERR
ELMSSODAREA
BALLETSTACT
EKEDIOUGOOGLE
TIVOFINGERNAIL
STENFLIPNAVEL
YALESSTSSLEDS
Tue 3/11/2014
STALEASAPMASH
TOTESRIGAIDEA
AFOOTSTIRALIS
BUMSAROUNDTINA
TANONABET
GLAZEDPANE
LUNESBURMAROAD
ILIACURIEEGGO
BULLNOSEDBERET
BOSEMELEES
UPTICKAHA
MANNBUTTONWOOD
PROBOCHOBILBO
ETTUOLINADDIN
DYEDKANEGEESE

The ACPT ended this past weekend. Mr. Rosen famously co-wrote this homage to a former champion.

Wed 3/12/2014
MILKJUICETEA
EPEEUPBOWSLUG
ASANSLAVEKERI
DONTSTAREPECAN
SNITCAD
CSAONESTOPFAV
IAMSOTIMETOGO
DRINKSALLAROUND
EAGLEEYEDEREK
RHORISOTTOSSA
LESOILS
ARCEDPLOTLINES
LAIDFLINTNOTA
ESAUEENIEEWOK
POPWATERWINE
Thu 3/13/2014
BOARSFERBER
BRUNEICORDELIA
RATEDXOPEDPAGE
AVANTILESOCH
NECTARONCDKTS
DRTPOORAEROBE
DENEBSTEPIN
ESPORYNESTD
MEANIENAGEL
MARGINUVEADPS
AGTICBMTSTRAP
RHELOBAYEAYE
SERENADETORPOR
KEELOVERANSELM
INESSENEEDA

"I'm walking here! I'm walking here!" Midnight Cowboy is the only Best Picture in Academy Award history to be RATED X.

Fri 3/14/2014
GOTABSOBSCPR
SAHIBENEMYOHO
USEDCARSALESMAN
IINRIVETSAPS
TSOAMICIELLIE
OKDCONESEND
SINAIENGREXGI
ANDROMEDASTRAIN
ITALENTRHANNA
THYLATHEETA
HEDGEROTOSLCD
WEREAURALYER
LIVEDANGEROUSLY
ALISACHATRILL
MDLSETTSISSY
POW Sat 3/15/2014
HOLMESIANTBARS
ATAGLANCEARPEL
KISSYFACEMAPLE
ESTSENTHAILED
TILEHORNETS
SUBWAYSERIFS
ALAINHUMANRACE
CENTWARPSEURO
SEATMATESPECAN
NEUTERDOZENS
SMARTEDAARE
TIPJARBUMSCRU
PAEANBODACIOUS
ATEITIRISHMOSS
TALLSBEEKEEPER
Sun 3/16/2014 IT'S BETTER THIS WAY
SICKOFBRAILLEWAFTS
ELAINERESCUEMEIMOUT
XERXESIOFPERSIANOLTE
TSPSSNRESSWELLUP
FOURXFOURSTEREO
BURLAPERNROWDYWAG
AGUASSHAYLOBESMIEN
THEWINTERXGAMESLONGU
SEALOTCTHINGIS
MPGOSLOBEOFOMITS
GROUCHOMARXMUSTACHE
METROSILOSLAWAES
RLSTINENIKLBAR
SICEMPROFESSORXAVIER
TORNSHOUTACNERSVPD
UNIBLESSHITGEISHA
POORMESOLVEFORX
ENTHUSESPAXTCBAA
DEIGNRETURNOFDOCTORX
AHOOTADAMSALELOONIE
MINDYSTEEPEDDOWELL
Mon 3/17/2014
CARDATTICTSAR
LEERFREDOHEXA
IRAEGAMEWARDEN
NILSHIPLIEU
GEMSTATEMECCA
CANSEETOT
MAJORGIMMEFIVE
AVIDRULESAVES
GOMERPYLEINERT
NIPHISANT
ADANOGUMBALLS
LADEUNUSOUP
GYMNASTICSIFSO
PEENAISLEEATS
AWRYULEESSTYE
Tue 3/18/2014
BADCOBBSMART
ALIAPARACOMER
BURGLARALITALY
AMTOOITAOTIS
GENTDISTRICT
BOOBOOCHAO
CUPRNACLOGS
AFAREWELLTOARMS
DFLATBIOCAW
TCBYMRBEAN
DEATHWEDOVER
ERIEISABEAST
ERODESNAKECHER
RELOSITSOTERI
EDINAREINMAP
Wed 3/19/2014
NOHASSLEASTRAL
PREMOLARBEWARE
RUNALONGBEATIT
ZETAJAYESS
TAKEAHIKEADDTO
USASSGTSAXON
BOTOXSTAIR
BUZZOFFAMSCRAY
AXIONHYENA
SNOWGREATEND
KOLASMAKELIKEA
ITDIDSINAN
BANANAANDSPLIT
URANUSSTATUARY
MYGOSHTOYSTORE
Thu 3/20/2014
TALESQUABACDC
ALEXOUNCEDORA
PINTPATEGURNER
ASTORDOSREGAL
STORAGIGNORE
THEMSTEAL
BMWSTANKSLEAK
AIRYOUSKI
AXISTOWNSJEAN
TASERKALE
COLLEGGAZEBO
ORATETUBSEVER
ABRIDOOFARBIGA
TIGEAFOREETAL
STERFUSEDLENS

80 words? You'd think that by looking at the grid but it depends how you count. There are 76 sets of clues and answers. Some bend.

Fri 3/21/2014
TOWELSBESSEMER
INAPETEXITLANE
MENAGETEXASTEA
ESTSNOWDENHRS
LIEVONERSLEGO
ADDINKEACARYN
GETSOPENPUN
DOITBYTHEBOOK
TAJWORETHIN
ASCOTROOSTINE
TBARGAFFSEDDA
TASSIZESUPULT
ARTMAJORMINNIE
CRUMHORNATONES
HOPELESSCAVORT
Sat 3/22/2014
FLEWBYGESTATES
REDHOTALTERANT
INWARDZIPDRIVE
ENOLATEXASLIT
ZOOEXHIBITTOSS
ENDSODORMARIO
PRESSEXTON
HERALDSLEGIONS
OPAQUELEES
MINUSTEAMSASS
ESAIGRAPEJELLY
POLGRIFTUPPED
ODONNELLOMAHAN
RENTABLEABLAZE
TIGHTESTFOSSEY
POW Sun 3/23/2014 BRIGHT IDEAS
ADDSONEOSRECATEAM
MONACONFCSOUTHMAMBA
IHAVENOTFAILEDIVEJUST
MEACRINGECAN
FOUNDTENTHOUSANDWAYS
HELPROEGLOGOLAY
ADEMOPSTHATWONTWORK
SOCEPISOARBAHNNE
TRUSTSSHOTATUSELESS
YALTASPATBUSLANE
SEALEARSNLIDOS
BLOSSOMTHUSNEPAL
MUSSINANUTMEGBESETS
OHMCUMMOESJARNBA
THOMASEDISONTESSCAT
EUROBENTATSBICS
THEWIZARDOFMENLOPARK
KEGPAELLAARC
INCANDESCENTLIGHTBULB
QUITOLUNDGRENEERIER
STREWSENORESLATER
Mon 3/24/2014
BLOWADIEUWOES
YOGANESTSILSA
FILTHYRICHLEAN
ARETOOTHECLOUD
REDANGRAD
GREASYSPOONS
CEDEDSTEINVAL
EXAMSPURNPEPE
LITGHENTACNED
STAINEDGLASS
RAEERNCHA
SPLITPEAGENDER
IRASDIRTYWORDS
ZONEONEALLOGO
EWESGESTEOMEN
POW Tue 3/25/2014
PRISMSLAMCHEX
SASHACALIOILY
ITAINTOVERUNTIL
SORTAINSIDE
ARCHLYJARTEM
WALKOFFHOMER
OBIEOLEGPITH
LAMBROUGECHAP
TEASOREMHERE
BUZZERBEATER
FOGLAYONRAMP
SCRUFFREDID
THEFATLADYSINGS
OREOIOTALIARS
PETSGLAMEIGER
Wed 3/26/2014
ECOROCDJSNES
MACONAREQUEST
INHALERYOULOSE
TESTLABSPINNER
OSLOARAL
RAIMINACREITS
ORRINCLODSGET
CROCLOOPYNHRA
KANSOPUPNUTRI
YUMCLYDEIMSAD
AGALROBB
PHILLIPHOLEDUP
RUDOLPHEMERITI
ONEWOODAPTVAT
MSNPPSDHSAHA
Thu 3/27/2014
LISTONAHSFULL
INHALEFOEONEA
ELIXIRREROUTES
LIFEOFPDEAREST
ONTVRMONTHS
WESAYSAWAYTEA
DUBENDPEAL
ARTEMISSEWEDUP
ROARKEGDAR
MDSSIDE2CSPOT
MAGNUMPERNO
ELASTICRMOVIES
BANISTERARENAS
AVIAOROCIRCLE
NAANPSYKNEELS

Jeff asks why 2 π R instead of π D. One reason is it makes the math easier when dealing with circles and spheres. Note that if you differentiate the area of a circle, π R2, you get the circumference, 2 π R. Integrate and quadruple to get the volume of a sphere, 4/3 π R3.

Or, there might be one other reason. π D is too short for a crossword answer. :)

Fri 3/28/2014
CABBIESBUMMERS
ORLANDOSENTINEL
SOURCESOFINCOME
AWEDNOMOSETUP
CODSARAEST
MEHTAKLEBAN
ALIMMIIBLIMEY
CAPTAINPHILLIPS
ENSIGNIRESSEE
MESSRSETHER
SAGKEAATRA
CLEATETASINGE
ALEXANDERCALDER
LOSEONESMARBLES
PRESSEDSPRYEST

Besides his iconic mobiles, Alexander Calder also created the beloved Eagle in Seattle's lovely Olympic Sculpture Park. Here's a sunset view.

Sat 3/29/2014
CORNCOBPIPETAM
ONACAROUSELALE
RANANERRANDKTS
GIGADRONEBEES
IREAWEAREAR
STARDOMTINS
SPHINXLIKEAMAH
YOUDOICEORATE
NODEINTEGRATED
ELSATEACOZY
TORTEHBOSUB
SANMARINOCASE
EBBDANUBERIVER
ALAANCIENTROME
UEYSTATESECRET
Sun 3/30/2014 MUSICAL INTERPRETATION
AMINDETNASBCCBATON
SANTOTWICELAUDATORY
SUBSISTENCEOUTERMOST
ORATIERTHECLOCKCOO
CADENTKINERKFCDANL
SMOKENORSEFADER
THEWATEREARNSOMENS
GEARAXEDTAOLOOFAS
MRPIBBOVITZSTARDUST
TOELOOPIKESEATBELT
LOATEENAGERVE
BEDSTRAWEFTSILVERS
TIMETIMESTABSALLDAY
SEPTETBAHRIPAAIRS
PRIORYOUINLAMBASTE
RUSSOSNOOKPOLIO
AMIRTUETOROSSACRAL
DOCBARROOMSAPODINE
DRIVENMADDICKANDJANE
ISSUEDATEANGELILLER
TETESNODBOISENOSES
Mon 3/31/2014
MIDIHIKESBOT
IMINDORITOAPR
MASQUERADEPARTY
EXHUSBANDRBIS
EDUCDECANT
MASSAGEPARLOR
PITTIDOSELK
ADOMAANDPALEI
AERAFROALAN
MACARTHURPARK
JASPERANAP
ADUEURSAMAJOR
MARDIGRASPARADE
EGGMODELTEVEN
SEESOUSELAST

For some reason I'm reminded of this Grant Wood painting I see every time I visit the Art Institute of Chicago.