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Puzzles for May, 1996
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Wed 5/1/1996
THAWVISORSEST
AUDIENTREERKO
GEORGEBURNSNEO
EAREDDARIEN
HOGTIEDREMEET
ERRANDORECK
SLOPSMEDESOBS
SOUSCIGAREVAN
ENCCANONOVATE
HEARDAPACHE
ROBROYFLENSER
CYMBALZAIRE
RDAFIDELCASTRO
AERENISLECUBA
MRXSANTASEXIT
Thu 5/2/1996
OMAHADAMPREST
POWERELIAALAI
TILERBILLETING
POTATOMASHER
ARCWARGROUSE
CORNHUSKERSTS
TWINERAES
BEANCOUNTER
DIONJEANS
ABUPEASHOOTER
PONYUPPISAZO
PUMPKINEATER
INARREARSPEACE
ACNESHAMHEXED
NESSTASSSKEET
Fri 5/3/1996
ATLARGEABRAHAM
SHARERSCLAMORS
TRIEDITTOTEBAG
RONALDTOWER
OBESEEURDINAH
TEXTCODA
SPARTACUSJAMAL
MACHETEIRONAGE
ABHORLONCHANEY
SLEDDEAN
HOSESSEWDACHA
STATSFELLIN
RAVIOLIDUELING
INFAVORINRANGE
PAWNEESSTENGEL
Sat 5/4/1996
TENDSTOBOPS
RANOUTONOWLET
EMENDATETEARAT
VESPERSATSTAKE
ESCORTCALOPEC
STOLASAMESHAH
ANGELICAIII
CHERCHEZLAFEMME
LAXHOPONPOP
ASTASANERIKER
WORTTSELESAGE
EVERETTJOSTLES
DEMILOMURALIST
RESOWANCIENTS
SKINDEADSEA
Sun 5/5/1996 Choices, Choices
WEIGHTCUTOFFSBRETTS
ASTRAYONADAREAERIAL
NABORSCANDLESSURELY
DIESTOCKGELDSSPARKS
SENATORSIDEST
ACMERABATLOTACRE
GRADUALISMAPEGHUM
EELPROLECUIWIMALI
RATATATSNOREODAREL
SMASHASONETOYSTORY
CRAPETVAIDLER
DRYHUMORNOTALRANGE
IOUSOSBIKESSHAPELY
NUMTNTACETHEITRUE
ETAEDGEFREESILVER
DENTTRICROCKOEDS
RUINSHOSTELER
STRINGALCANORIGINAL
TOUSLEROASTERMRMOTO
ULSTERMONTANEBEATTO
BLEEDSSTEELEDSTREAM

This Schrödinger puzzle is the earliest known Shortz Era example. When letters alternate in the grid, the clues match either way.

The published puzzle (PDF) had diagonal lines through each ambiguous square to clue you in.

Mon 5/6/1996
HOESAMOSPEG
OKLANAMESHULA
WALLSTREETEMMY
LYETORNELAPSE
BONYBRAT
CANARYSLIGHTED
ALONEGOALCHAR
TASKPRUNELUTE
EMITRENDTILES
SOREHEADGOFERS
LOSTSURF
NUCLEIAPSOPAM
ACREDINAHSHORE
BLURERNIEELLA
SAXSANDMOOT
Tue 5/7/1996
SPITSPABACABS
NOTREOVENUTAH
CONANSECTBORE
CHOPSTICKSEZRA
SERTEYER
TUTDEISTMOSSY
ARIDAVAUTOPIA
MIDITEXANTENN
PEACHYODDSACK
ALLEEENJOYRES
GRAMANAT
SOFAMINCEWORDS
EXAMAGEEISAAK
GEREIRONNEGRI
ONESNESTGASES
Wed 5/8/1996
ETHATTIREQED
THEESEIZESUSE
HARDASAROCKAPE
ONEALREDYEGYM
SEAMANCRAM
INFULLSWING
REBAERNIEARIA
ERRSOTBKEPT
EMITSTIESESSO
FACEDTHERAP
AREACORONA
JOBBRASSRAPID
OARALLTHATJAZZ
STAREDEEMALEE
ESCSTOPBYSRS
Thu 5/9/1996
UMBRAMARSBILE
NOLANALEEROOD
ABORTNEWTADEN
SIOUXCITYIOWA
ASTIRNOODLES
ABOYNAMEDSUE
DOMELECDREAM
ANEWSOOSIDE
MEDICNEATNIN
NOTWORTHASOU
AMNESIATENTS
SAULTSTEMARIE
TIKISELAEMILE
ONESURISSANER
NESTEYESELSIE
Fri 5/10/1996
ABITWHITEHOUSE
TITOEURODISNEY
OLANTHERETHERE
NOLESSLENAVES
EXISTSASSYENO
SICHAUNTULNAR
DELEDGOLDE
TCELLSINOUYE
CHASETRESS
LENINPROWLCIA
AMTASHENAMONG
REELHASSVELTE
IDEALISTICNOUN
CINDERELLAAUNT
EASYSTREETTRES
Sat 5/11/1996
DEKLERKMANDELA
ECLOGUEADORNER
POETICSYULELOG
RTESHTETLWINY
EONERRATAVAL
SNEAKEGGSHERE
SEXCELLSBLONDS
REOSGEER
TUPELOSEVENUPS
ELISEAHSPENAL
MARDEWITTALY
PLATXAVIERWEN
TUTELARCAUDATE
EMERALDASSORTS
DESPOTSLESSEES
Sun 5/12/1996 The Animals' Greatest Hits
UPSETABITSTOCKDOES
POWERBOSHHANOIENDO
OPERAHARECOMESTHESUN
NEEDOORRAVELERICA
THEIRMANEDCHAPTER
ASSAILLIVIDSLURRED
SCORNBADENCHANDU
TALKMYDINGOLINGDIRT
ORESALESZENWEWON
MICRONSTORERANOUT
KUWAITTHINKMUSCLE
CASALSDRAPEBELIEF
UTILEOIDGREENFAR
PECKOWLBEAROUNDGOBI
THRACEBENNYCELLO
ENHANCECADETPALLET
SLEEVESNOSIRPESTO
ATALESOLERGOATWBA
GORILLAMYDREAMSOTHER
AREOCRUELCREEFAINT
LORNDITSYTENDFUMES
Mon 5/13/1996
GAFFETROTLEAH
ALLINEIREIPSA
STANDONCEREMONY
HOPSVEERAIDED
NUTCISTERN
BALSAMLOFT
ALIASSEMIPOSH
JUMPATTHECHANCE
AMPSERASOSCAR
PAARALTERS
ACADEMYSLY
DONORSAWERITA
RUNOUTOFEXCUSES
ISANENIDALLAH
PYLEROTELEASE
Tue 5/14/1996
OILERRAKEEYES
SNOREINNSMULE
ACORNODICBRET
YAKOUTOFAFRICA
OMITRELAY
REFEREEAVOWAL
ELLISCRATEIRA
ELONSHADESNIP
LIVSTOMASODAS
SEETHEMATISSE
ROPEDTARO
LIFEOFRILEYFHA
AVONONCEMOWER
LANDRITAAWARE
ANDYDEANNERDS
Wed 5/15/1996
BATONGRIMATIT
ADOREROSARONA
JJNEWBERRYIRON
ATESUEYBBKING
HYMNHERA
SHMOBEAUERETZ
SEENTOFROMATOZ
VALAAMILNEHST
ALBERTANENRICO
NYASAREARACAP
TWITTOUT
LLBEANITONSOU
EARLEECUMMINGS
EVILELONATALE
RATEDINENOPES
Thu 5/16/1996
CSTERATOMUST
OTAFLAXENONTO
NOBOSIERSACRE
GOLFBALLCATTLE
EDERELIEAT
AUTOMOBILESTAKE
LPSPROFURSA
SHADOWBOX
OCHOLEARMSS
NAILHARDBARGAIN
ARTUNOAXLE
THINGSYOUDRIVE
BOOMOTELLOMER
ROMPREWEARARE
ONESARSONSYD
Fri 5/17/1996
PALMADODDERING
ONAIRENERGIZER
STINTNEVERMORE
SIDNEYODEDOW
ECTOORANGS
SLOWEDUPESCROW
SIRRAPPEDRAPE
IMETAEELMODES
VASESENSORINT
EXTANTDISCLOSE
ERASESOPER
ANDWIGORPHAN
PERCAPITAAPOSE
EVANGELICTENOR
DAMNEDESTEDENS
Sat 5/18/1996
SOCKEYESHEATHE
ONORDERQUASHES
MALAISEUNSPENT
ALOFTCHITITRE
LASTSTORKNEIL
IRSSHIMMERMIL
SKIPLANEYIPPIE
LONGJOHNS
TACOMAAPOSTATE
RUBONEMILEMEX
URSAALENENARC
FONDAASIMOSHE
FREEDUPOPENSUP
LAWLESSNASCENT
ESSENCESPHERES
Sun 5/19/1996 The Stars Are Out
WASPSPILAFBERGCROP
AWAREITISIAREALUNE
RECONNOITERINFLUENCE
BEAUSPERTONAGER
IMPACTSATNOTOSIR
BILBAOPRIZEFIGHTCST
SAULSCROCEALLEYCATS
EMMYFOAMMILESHERE
NIBILLMANNEREDASIT
ISLETOATERTRAPS
SANTEESPIDERSLEGREE
EDGEDAESIRMINES
ROPEINTERSTATESTAB
ARALEDDASHUGSTOGO
PERENNIALSHANECHARS
HSTADOLESCENTPARSEC
ODETSAAREDONATES
HOTTEAINTOSALAS
OBSERVANTHIGHFASHION
SOAROGEEENDOFTERSE
TERIROOMDERRYADATE
Mon 5/20/1996
SAGSDIKEPARIS
HELIEMITAPART
ERASFATHERTIME
LINTERSINONAP
FEDERALCALM
ROYALMEOWED
HANKSSABETOAD
ALOEPETALHORA
DARNIRESBELLY
JEANNERIGOR
YARDLONGEST
ADDTREEADOLPH
BROTHERRATOVER
MARIAEIRESINE
SWANNKNEEESTE
Tue 5/21/1996
HEATPUPALOLES
OURSERASENASA
GREENEGGSANDHAM
SOSODEONEERIE
AREMAC
PIGMEATMARKHAM
SANTALEAPSARA
HUGSSORTSGRIT
ILLICERSBATES
VIENNASAUSAGES
ACTUSS
ARUBAFLAREWOK
BACONSREBELLION
BULBPANELARNO
ALASANTSYBEAT
Wed 5/22/1996
SGTJAILSGALLS
WEEELSIEURIAH
ITAATILTIGLOO
SUSANANTHONY
SPEWERSHELLAC
ITSONGALERE
BLASTFOTONRA
RUTHERFORDHAYES
ANAUSNAADATE
SCREENSPILL
SHINDIGCLASPS
CECILDEMILLE
SPOORBURMAOAT
PEARLBLEARSTU
AGREESLINKHOP
Thu 5/23/1996
SHAHFOLICGMAT
POLAIRELARAGE
EYESNEELYAREA
WASTRELSSYSTEM
AERSSTAT
PIGSTYTWOPAAS
ITOHOARELAS
SERBBETTERIBS
ARMAONESVAT
SASTORMUSHERS
TIKIONHA
VERAASABLATIVE
ARABTEPEEODEA
REMAARESSHERR
YIPSSAXESAEAN
Fri 5/24/1996
MARGARETPUSH
OVERSEERINDUCE
SAYONARAQUINOL
UARCHUMTRE
GNPTOEHERA
MUDIRONCARON
DOASTHEROMANSDO
RADIOASTRONOMER
INALLDIRECTIONS
VALLEDARKHOT
ABCSSUIGIN
BOAHEELSEL
LUNGEDETCETERA
ETALIAREASONED
LORNSERENADE
Sat 5/25/1996
PAGANINIMANORS
ISOTONICOLIVET
CHLORINEPAMELA
AIDATELIERREG
BEERSTACYCRAG
ORNOTONEBOISE
YAZDRPEPPER
SAHARANSHAPERS
TRILOGICIRE
RITESGAGDROPS
ASSSMENATSPIT
ITOCARDIACTEA
TINPANINCISORS
EDGERSCOINSURE
NESTLEENTENTES
Sun 5/26/1996 Celebrity Swifties
SPRAWLGHANAGOTAJOB
PRECISALANONEPICURE
HOWARDSTERNLYREMODEL
ERASEMENDSWARPILL
RAGEDINNYJODYSTSE
ETEBLOCWARDINCHES
SARALEELIENSADEAL
MACYOSSIEOVARIAL
MARKSSECSSUITGTO
SLANGYHERRROTCAHSO
HORDESELEANORINSTEP
IOTAHOLYVIBEOUTLAY
PSIFAILLESEHURRY
SENSORSPINERESSA
SHAPEUNLITALEYARD
SCHELLSTAYWARYPER
TOOYEATSRITTPRIVY
ERRSGOOGUSTOLUCIE
ESTELLEBARNEYFRANKLY
RELAXESEMAILSANGLEE
STYLISTDANNYPOSERS
Mon 5/27/1996
BALLPAPADAD
ALAIADAMSBELA
BUZZALDRINOMEN
AMYPALEEROICA
RACEDEEM
DESIREPERSONAL
IDONTLIRAROLE
MINGTENETBITE
ETALRACKMUSED
SHREWISHLOSERS
ARCHPORT
TIEDYESICABAH
IDLEPOPCULTURE
LEARSACKSARID
TANFASTXRAY
Tue 5/28/1996
ESPVESTSTES
KEEPEDERERLES
ETTENENEREESE
HERBERTSPENCER
STEELEND
GRETRESTLEJEW
REEVESMELGENE
ENGELHEXBESTS
BEETFEWKERSEE
EERDRESSERERR
TEETENTH
ELLENDEGENERES
LEERSWEVEELKE
SENSEERESTMEN
STERRENTSET

E is the only vowel in the grid.

Wed 5/29/1996
BICSCLASPNINA
UTAHPENTAERAT
NOTAPRAYERPEST
EFTFATCHANCE
PARTAKEALIAS
ESSEDITHSCRT
ASTERNDRESS
NOTONYOURLIFE
STEELBECALM
REBALASKARAE
EMEERELEMENT
NOWAYJOSENOW
ETATINAPIGSEYE
GERELEVINELMS
EDENTRENDSLAT
Thu 5/30/1996
DEANSCRUBPFCS
ETTAHOFFAEROS
FUTURESCONTRACT
INTUITSIESTAS
ISLASRI
STOCKARBITRAGE
IOTASRTESONT
ARALSPOORSIDE
MIRTHINSINUS
CURRENCYHEDGES
AYEAONE
ENSNAREHOARSE
LONGTERMOPTIONS
BRIESTOOLTROP
EATSTENSEEASY
Fri 5/31/1996
BLACKBEARDFOB
TAUROMACHYSIRE
UNDERTUNICINIT
STIPESENERGIES
ATTAAMOINANY
UNOMRISLANTS
SARASOTAALL
ASYLUMSSLEEPON
TRUROSTRUMS
BASIESENAREC
OUTTOSPYSAIL
FROUFROUSIFTER
FOODALLITERATE
ORLEFASTENONTO
SASTRESPASSES