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Puzzles for March, 2015
with Jim Horne comments

Sun 3/1/2015NOTED ANNIVERSARY
OMGCLOMPSPECGORD
NILEVEGOUTERROTOH
ENACTSALZBURGAUSTRIA
SAMOANREAESSENTAL
JULIEANDREWSELO
PIPETSTSALWSUIT
EDASWEDESIGMA
THEHILLSAREALIVEFLAK
HOYAELATESVINGTIME
OMENSROACHTGI
RODGERSANDHAMMERSTEIN
GOLSIREETIPSY
OPERABUFFDENCHTILE
WINOBESTPICTUREOSCAR
LCDTVSUSANUGH
SASHIMTRIASIDES
DSTTHEVONTRAPPS
THRESOMETANARCANE
THESOUNDOFMUSICNOCAL
ORITSAXRUBIESTERM
DORSALIODESSAYES
Mon 3/2/2015
JAILSPARFRAUD
ELSIEHWYLENNY
STILLLIFEELIDE
TOTESAUREISER
CALLLETTERS
EMMETTOBI
ZEALSHAGNAMES
RAISEERAGLARE
ANNEXRINGERIC
PVTRACKET
MELLLAZARUS
OCELOTMOETBAG
OHGODTWOLLLAMA
LOOSEDAMEERIE
ASSADSYSYODEL
Tue 3/3/2015
HOHODRAGSCOPE
ACERRISEKUDOS
DELTJOHNNYDEPP
ALLINTOLD
GONZOJOURNALISM
OTOBETSYBELIE
LEISULNA
HUNTERSTHOMPSON
OTOHEINE
ONREDEELERREX
FEARANDLOATHING
MBASZEBRA
INLASVEGASSCAM
KOALALUXEHUGE
ERNSTSTEWETES
POW Wed 3/4/2015
CUPIDSCALERAW
UPENDWOMANOVA
BONDTRADERSCAR
ANTIOMANISKIP
GATDACTYLS
CETOLOGYTHUS
ORRDROOPINTER
LOIREEKEAGATE
ASPENSERINRAN
LATESUBTITLE
DEEPENDSIB
ERASBINGEIDEM
FOXPLAYINGSOLO
ODEMONETSERBS
EELSCATSASYET
Thu 3/5/2015
SHIESSTALAG
TEABAGTIMECOP
ARMADADONALDTR
BABYALBSIRPEU
TAUTONEARM
AHICMAJDROP
TENETNEWAGE
FALLINGBEHIND
RASCALRANTO
TWINPEPEGSA
HONDASSELF
RUGLAPGORYDET
UNAMERICSIERRA
DIORAMATATAMI
DOOHANRIYAL
Fri 3/6/2015
AFCSOUTHTOKLAS
MARINARASANITY
PRIMERIBPROZAC
LIMOSTINEXTRA
ESPNDOTARDAIM
TENURETYCO
SPRAWLEYECOLOR
IROBOTNOMORE
DINOSAURTWERPS
ECRUCREPES
SEECONCURMUTT
ALAMOSETLEMUR
LIGERSITSADATE
ANADEMPETNAMES
DENIALTRUELIES
Sat 3/7/2015
FROMATOZPEEDEE
LEMONADELARYNX
ICEBOXESITASCA
MILNETTLESLOM
SPEDSOILSJEDI
YETISJEDTOXIN
VAPORVISINE
HOMEKEYRAGBAGS
INASECMUCHO
TEXTSKITTYPEB
SOWSDFLATSEMI
QUEBACKBAYZIP
UNBORNCALAMINE
ACEDITAGONIZED
DERATEPANGRAMS
Sun 3/8/20153.1415926 ...
ACTPUMAPROTEARREM
PLYESAUREPERIEAYE
ROTENEGGESEMADHATER
SCUDGUILTRIPSADDS
DEARSIRRITABLEBEFOG
OSLOSESAMESEEDSLIRA
NELSONTHERES
STYNEILKFCHAIRESP
SATERIOAWLS
CHATKITELMPALALPS
HOWIWISHMLIPIEASILY
EGOMANIALINETRUSCAN
CAKEDLYINGONTOKYO
KNESSETANGSTPROCEED
SSNBOARISEEDRS
ICOULDCALCULATE
ASCENTSADASTIRSUP
MUTINYOSMOSISRECTOR
ERUCTCRAPSHOOTAROSE
TATLEHAREETUIDOTED
ELDERENIDDATESWAYS
Mon 3/9/2015
BETASAPSSHAPE
OVENBREACOBRA
RISKTAKERHOBOS
ECLAIRLIFERAFT
STAARMUMA
TROUBLEAHEAD
ALOHANEALLIE
LIMESIRSSWANK
AMAACRENOLTE
SORRYCHARLIE
EENSIPACT
CLUEMEINBETTOR
AISLEBOARDGAME
PREENATRAIRAN
SARDIREFSFIST
Tue 3/10/2015
KEAJABSCOBALT
ILLEPICACACIA
SPEEDIERREBELS
MARTINLANDAU
ESTAMAINSTAY
TOSTADATOSHIBA
GINSUKNEW
PAPERCARRIAGE
MAMAIPADS
GRASSLELAPDOGS
MISSPENTCROC
BATTINGCOACH
RESORTPARENTAL
EXPOSEIZODERE
SOAKERNIKESTP
Wed 3/11/2015
WOMANISHCLONED
OPALOCKAOOLALA
RAREMEATRADISH
ELSAATSIGNLES
SEXTIEUP
PESTSABSDROPS
ARTTVTRAYGLEE
BARTCHILIEIRE
STARRECIPESOY
TOWEDIKEMEHTA
BEEPSHUN
AVEBUTWHYTRUE
MERLOTREDCROSS
ERRANTAIRBASES
SAYYESPROSPERO
Thu 3/12/2015
LOLITAMAWSORS
ANODESGRIPBOT
VASSALMALIIDO
STAREDCDTOWER
PLAYSWITHLANE
EARSGUNANTS
ENTOMBMILAN
PTSIOSDIXAPE
ASNERTERROR
OPENMANEBON
SUREINTHEHOLE
BROWSESHOMERS
ODDAXONROADIE
RUELIFESTRADS
NEDETTAYESYES
POW Fri 3/13/2015
IDBADGESHARLEM
TARBOOSHAREOLA
ANECDOTESAVOIR
LESSDARKAGES
OSTRADIOSREPS
OUTOFTHEBLUE
ASTINFOOTIRE
SPILLITSTRIPED
SETONUSAPSES
ALLIWANTTODO
YLEMSIMONEESA
PACECARSTRIM
DRAGONREARAREA
AUGERSYULELOGS
DEEDEESPECKLES
Sat 3/14/2015
LOBSTERBIBNSFW
ANIMANIACSOHIO
MONEYTALKSRENO
ANGELTAYSLED
REOOMANSMELTS
SRICOCAGUM
WHISTERICBANA
SHAMWOWBAHAMEN
HARPISTSTIRED
OCRFISTINN
VAULTSPACEPRU
EMMAHETWIRES
LOPSEATENALIVE
ELHITHEINSIDER
DESKCARTWHEELS
Sun 3/15/2015MAKING CONNECTIONS
PROSPECTFRISCOIGAVE
HISHONORAUSTENORBIT
INLETLIEINSUREENOUGH
SKORTNEARSTRYIT
REEFQUACKSEATSAT
INFIDELCASTROGENOESE
MOONIOBEINBOXSEATS
AFLATPGASPARTASWAT
RUINEDSTSUSMCAGE
INCANOPENERSNOOARED
INJURYTAMPERING
VERSELITINFIELDGOAL
AVERASEANOLORDLY
NEAPCAPERSYOUSODAS
INDUCTTAPEMAYNTEMO
SLUSHIEINTAKECONTROL
HYPHENSCARJOAVEO
BSIDEIEVERCROWE
INFANCYPANTSLINKEDIN
FARCEEARNITSNEERING
SMOKYSLEEPYEGGDONOR
Mon 3/16/2015
BABSAPESTREAT
UCLARELYBURRO
SQUIRTGUNSLUMS
SUEDEDOAEDYS
TILFRIEDSHRIMP
ORASONSHETAO
PEWSONSTALENT
GETSHORTY
ALTTABHOEEGGS
TIEVETZENYON
PEEWEEREESEMRI
ESTARIMIONIC
ALIVESMALLTALK
COMETHYPEISLE
EWERSASPSSTAR
Tue 3/17/2015
JARSTAMIMBACK
ODIEIMOLALALA
LATERMANALISON
TMZAIRERANIS
UNDETERMINED
BSATAUALE
MASTERMINDPOP
HEIRLAIRDSPOT
ATLBUTTERMILK
MRIADEONE
MONSTERMOVIE
AGOGSILASBEE
BROLINMIDTERMS
OEUVREEVEWIMP
LATELYDERWEAN
Wed 3/18/2015
FEDORASUSCOPS
EPISODESPILLIT
DIVISORMONOSKI
CARIBBEANQUEEN
INEAIGINST
AWLSISLETS
CHITIDYBACKUP
DOMESTICWORKERS
CANVASHOBOESS
ARAWAKPLAT
SAWNSOIMHO
PREDATORDRONES
RENEGEDAMSCRAY
ANDREASBEEHIVE
YAYSLYSTROKES
Thu 3/19/2015
SELBYINCHJAM
ONEADSELAERA
CROCSMAXEDRAN
HONKPAYTVRUBY
INSTEADTEXAS
ODIEORIGAMI
TIMBURTONISLAM
ANYASOLOSTELE
BOSSAMETACOMET
UNHINGEHIER
ACCRAILLICIT
CARSASSNSCANE
OHOSTUNGSHINS
PENAEROTENET
YMAGREWUSERS
Fri 3/20/2015
ENDSITARROWS
BOOTLEGRONNIE
BIGYEARSEASTLA
EDTSTAMMERILL
TEARSNAILOPIE
SAGERDRSSITAR
GIANTSLALOM
MICKEYMOUSE
COMEUPPANCE
LONERHANEENSY
IMANSENNADINO
NPRPEWTERSEAU
EUCLIDSRILANKA
ATHENASAUNTER
LEYDENSECEDE
Sat 3/21/2015
JUMPINJACKFLASH
AHOOSIERHOLIDAY
NOCAUSEFORALARM
EHSZAPSACTSIN
FUNINK
ITEAUSMMAGE
ORANGEPOPSICLES
TURNEDTHETABLES
ATTENTIONPLEASE
SHODLTDAYES
MOTDSL
YESBUTEDUCSLO
ONEAFTERANOTHER
GETSTOFIRSTBASE
ISTHISSEATTAKEN
POW Sun 3/22/2015UPSIDES
WBALEFLAPHAMTVDAD
AINEDROSAACEBRAISE
RONGDRINKSSHAREONESB
TLEOIIGATAENEIDDAU
SAXEDGINESSTINYOUT
BEADEDCLIMBINGOWL
SSTAREMOOTTMNT
TANYAPOKYNCAA
TOSELFPHONECOLDMEAL
EVENALITTLEBOREAVAI
TAXSTRUMSMAMMALANV
ORTHEARLTASMANIANDE
NYSENATESICKOLESSER
LAMEBCCSNSYNC
ODESMORKASHACT
URNTHEWALLSOOMPAH
FTEAOAFPEACHPIERED
ALSPOLISHPRULEGALI
CISIONTREEDIGESTIVEA
ENUDESSRAOBEYUNAFR
DEPOTTAPGEREPANTY

Outstanding puzzle!

Mon 3/23/2015
JAMALMADLYBLT
OBESEIBEAMIOU
KLEPTOMANIACUB
EEKHAITIOKIE
MARCHMADNESS
FLAILSREAR
OURSMECCAOFT
CATSCRATCHFEVER
HUHHEXESDEMO
IVANGOGRAY
FASHIONCRAZE
OUTSUSOFAACT
ADOMEDIAFRENZY
MIRGRINDKAYAK
STYTREYSSTARE
Tue 3/24/2015
PEARLTHAWLARA
INTHEEASEEVER
SCHOOLCLUBGAZE
TOLDAHAFARO
IDEALSLIFELINE
LETOTSSLUICED
DESKHERAZEDS
TIMETABLE
MODEPACEADDL
PARAPETLTDIAL
SKYLIGHTREBATE
TWASWOEALIS
CRAWSTICKSHIFT
DELAEACHSANAA
RELYAXESNIGHT
POW Wed 3/25/2015
ATOASTDELAWARE
NUDGEDENAMORED
OPERASESTEEMED
IDESRUINOVA
ECOEENPRES
AHAENDBAY
SUVNEILEENSY
ALATONGANSHOE
UNPENASIMORB
TEDTAIWEB
SAGAPCTCRS
TVACLAWCAST
AIRPLANETHRESH
RADIATORREDNO2
KNEEDEEPIDIDSO

Numerals in the grid are unusual but this is the fifth occurrence of H2O. The first was in a 1964 Sunday puzzle edited by the first NYT crossword editor Margaret Farrar, and constructed by her successor, Will Weng.

Thu 3/26/2015
ALPHASABUDHABI
PARENTNINEIRON
AYEAYETOILETTE
SLYTHERINSDIOR
SASOPEDOHEXT
NOSERINGS
LEOIKETHOU
INTENSERIVALS
PLEXLESPDA
SPINSERVE
GOTONOFAASEC
IMACRINSECYCLE
MALENUDELAMOUR
PHONESEXINCODE
SANTAHATSTATES
Fri 3/27/2015
BIGMACREPEALS
ENRICOOPENSUP
ALAMORTLEADSTO
TABERNACLECHOIR
STSNEBOHORSE
MIALINPUTTS
ENTITESISS
UTAHSTATE
ISAATMSSHH
TASESOASHOI
IPODSGRIMASP
LATTERDAYSAINTS
STOOLIESTINKAT
IONBEAMENCAGE
TWEEDLEDEARER
Sat 3/28/2015
BIKINIWAXOHJOY
ECONOMIZEDUANE
DEATHSTARERICA
LALOESLROLLER
AGASTEEPENBOZ
MESSYNAILSAVE
PRODCARTIER
SCARUMTEATRO
NOTEPADBEAR
ALOENAPACRISP
POMLITCRITMIR
CRIPESGEMFORE
HAZEDLAXATIVES
ADEPTOMAGAZINE
TORSOLEMONZEST
Sun 3/29/2015CALIFORNIA, HERE I COME
TABORSBLADESPLICATE
ACADIAEOLITHRUNRIOT
STREAMINGINCAEMBASSY
TIROENZIDESISLIP
EVENPARCASTELSEWHERE
BATESEWARLURID
UTTERADAGESRELIEFS
DEEPSPACECANINEMEDAL
SOIREESTRASATIRE
NOTONCEDOESITTOE
YOUMAKEMEWANNACASHOUT
ALFALETAPITWORKS
LATESTDNYCORNIER
ALEUTREALLYBIGCASHEW
SADCASESAUCEDREINE
HEIDIILLAGERTE
BACALLHANDLERBERSERK
AVERLENIHILTALAD
LETITIATHELIFEOFPICA
TRUSSEDTALONSFLINTY
OYSTERSIDOTOOFUDGES
Mon 3/30/2015
JOYWHOBBC
LUREIREDAYLA
BIRDSOFAFEATHER
BEYASPGOOSE
QUOPROPREPOSE
FOEICEKEN
EYREGNUSRODS
FLOCKTOGETHER
OSURAPABBES
XERPITAPLAYAT
PIEPALCSI
CECEHELIBRER
CLEARFORTAKEOFF
AIRMAILONEHOUR
ROSETTASTARKLY
Tue 3/31/2015
PLAYASTIRLITUP
REMOPAINEIRONS
ONIONRINGSTERRA
MANHOODEIRETEL
OWNLASERBEAM
ALLOWMIRTHELLS
TEAHAULEARL
VERBALGYMNASTICS
YETIEATSNIH
CONTSEAMYURIAH
HIGHHORSESAE
ALIONESAUGUSTA
SETINCOFFEEBARS
TRIPETREADERIE
ESSAYSTYNENAPA