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Puzzles for May, 2006
with Jim Horne comments

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Mon 5/1/2006
ONSETDRIPAPSE
PIANOAIDALEER
ESTOPDOESMACE
LIECHEATSTEAL
HAYTERM
SALTIKISNACKS
AGEDNAPSSTREW
REMINGTONSTEELE
INUSEEDITRASP
STRAWSSPEWMOT
SETSWAS
STRONGASSTEEL
FATEPALLHEAVE
IGORIKEAELVIS
BOWSTEESREELS
Tue 5/2/2006
FLAMESABEORGS
ROYALALASTELE
OVERMONTHSOMEN
MESARIOTJOANS
DUCTSMOLINE
ATROPHYTAKEN
SEANCECUKEEMU
ANDASTATEAVIS
PSIVTENAMPERE
OHARESWOONED
EDWINAQUITS
DRAKECABSTACO
GAVEPUTAHOLDON
ACERIBARREEDY
ROSSPERUESSEX
Wed 5/3/2006
HADSPAMSBOGGY
ADOHORALABLER
RVSELIJAHWOODS
REINEOVULES
INDENTURESSAP
STOSSELSKATING
REMTHETA
MINNIEDRIVERS
KENYASAT
ASSENTSGABFEST
TAPRESURRECTS
INSANEADORE
JEREMYIRONSCOT
ARETELUBESABS
MASSEEMILYREE
Thu 5/4/2006
JUDORIMASPODE
ORYXIMAMHODAD
GDAYAOKIIBIZA
UNMANNEDDRONE
OSTIAUEY
MAORITBARSLAG
UPLOADERIAONE
STINGOPERATIONS
EEOOEILNONFAT
ERSTSNITNEALE
RBINAIAD
QUEENSENGLISH
BURBSOFNOBTUS
VALETSOIRLYME
DISKSORCSEXEC
Fri 5/5/2006
QUINTUPLETATAD
THREESCOREFIFI
ROMANESQUEINTR
SHARPSUPMARKET
LAPATBEERY
ITALYITSONRAJ
SARIWESBEITSO
UNARMEDFORSOOK
SCREENMAELYRE
POEOTOESCASTS
ELBOWPATCH
CORPSMENLIGATE
TREEONTHEROPES
SEEDOUTOFPRINT
ODDSSPORTSPAGE
Sat 5/6/2006
PASTASALADTSPS
ARMORPLATEWERT
DEEPSEATEDONEA
SAWTEETHUNEASY
ENDEICEDTEA
BONNIEEMERGENT
APUCREMEDEPTH
CEDESLATSDADO
KRISSMIATAGAM
PASTORALRIBEYE
ESTEFANCAMO
DECLAWROTENONE
ARALBOOKEDITOR
LIMEABNEGATORS
SAPSREADYTOEAT
Sun 5/7/2006 CUE THE OPENING
EPOPEENEDTEETHES
MARINESICESPOWERADE
QUICKCENTURYAGELIMIT
ULNAEQURANDURANPRES
AVGAUTORESPLA
DISABLESCANNEEDLE
QUILTBYASSOCIATION
OCCURSRESTSDONSOTS
PARATOATHOTEL
QBERTANDROEPERVIABLY
ROPIESTOLDERSEABLUE
STEAMSQUESTBATHROOMS
PIVOTNAPELIEN
INITSIPIMAGOCRISTO
QEDHOTCHILIPEPPERS
SALEMSPOTSRESHOOT
OSSMOOLEISURU
RAVIQANDABEARSOATER
APERTUREQUITYOURSELF
MITERINGINRENASTASE
AGONIZETEXROOTED
Mon 5/8/2006
ASPICACROPHEW
RHYMEMAUILANE
CARBSBILLFOLDS
SHOESHINEBOY
ANDRAGACE
IMITATESSEASON
NAMVALLEYGIRL
ASPENSAOSODOI
GOODOLEBOYENS
ENSURESNARLSAT
SSEMETDOE
MATERIALGIRL
TREELINEDLUSTY
WAGEDOLEEMBER
AMOKENYADENSE
Tue 5/9/2006
BASISPERTIMAC
ALOFTALEETOGA
DIXIEREVELEVER
HALGAMEENE
MIXAMAXIMIPODS
ONEDSLAPSANAS
MONASTICCEL
SWAHILIDELIMIT
IRAPENKNIFE
LOAFPIECEDNAS
INDIASTIRGRITS
BTUINONYOO
YALERELAYOMEGA
APTSADMSFEATS
NESTPEELFSTOP
Wed 5/10/2006
CIAASLANAPAST
OFFTOILELATTE
OAFTRIPLECROWN
INITIOMOONIE
ENRICOREALEST
BOMBFLOORESTS
BLESTIMBIBE
SODASSAULTCHI
DEATHSUNION
ACTONEATHETON
GARGLEDUBOATS
AMATISLAMENT
SECRETARIATIQS
SITONDONNAOUT
INSTSANTESNAY
Thu 5/11/2006
SPOTKONAOMAHA
ASHEABETPILAF
TIMESHIGHAMUST
STONEROLLING
PALEDIMASUB
CHARADEESTHETE
PAWJOSEAHORSE
BEATTIGER
ABSURDCTNSBTU
TRINKETTEENIER
MATASOMEGAN
CIRCLEFAMILY
XENIATHEISSUES
FRONTSERAOKRA
LONGOEROSNSEC
Fri 5/12/2006
IBEFOREECDROMS
REDDFOXXAIRBUS
ITSAFACTMEREST
SHEANERVESYES
HELPSPAIRED
PLATPALOMAR
LUBRICANTMONA
ATOOTHFORATOOTH
MARVTHESTATES
SHEATHEATOR
LEARNTPIPPA
ADDENCAMPGALL
BERETSNEEDANAP
CLICHEANNOTATE
SEQUELSTTHOMAS
Sat 5/13/2006
FRANZKAFKANATS
LIMESTREETETUI
ICECASTLESETNA
TENKPIPEDREAM
EDDSPANIARDS
SHAPENCOTTA
DISPOSESPAWSAT
ALTERERBARETTA
HERETOCARTLOAD
STADTPARCEL
PROTESTERCAM
DOPENANCECITI
AVIASTANLAUREL
VENDSARDINECAN
ERGSEXASPERATE
Sun 5/14/2006 TRAVELING IN CIRCLES
PRIESTBOSSEVERWOK
RONDOSCRATEDELAWARE
UNCELEBRATEDIRISHSEA
DIORTAORAMBOHIHAT
ENGLISHCHANNELSOLIDS
EREKENSTEELMEN
BRRASSERTNOODGES
AHEMORBITSSCANTAU
CELIBACYCHICKENROSE
HAYFORKELOIAUNTS
FAMOUSCROSSINGS
MOSESSOHONAUTICA
APEDTAGTEAMHANNIBAL
GELAIDAEDISONCARP
ICEDTEASHOERSRDS
COLUMBUSEEKUPI
CATNAPONEARMEDBANDIT
ORIONORALBDOISOME
ABORTIVEJULIUSCAESAR
CONSIDERUSURPOTTERS
HRSCANSKEGSNESSIE

I love this puzzle. Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, Hannibal crosses the Alps, and so on. And, although I don't know why, at 57 Across, a chicken crosses the road.

Mon 5/15/2006
WARPCRATEESPY
ALAIRELAXOHIO
REDSKYATMORNING
MESTARASTAPGA
IBEING
YELLOWBRICKROAD
OLABERETSENSE
UMPSSALSASEPT
NESTSVIOLSICE
GREENBACKDOLLAR
TAUACE
USCIRATEISLES
STOPLIGHTCOLORS
EASEARENAEDIT
SNAPLAMARYENS
Tue 5/16/2006
MANTAEWESBUSY
GREATARALESTE
MATCHTACOLEAS
WHATSTHEHURRY
AMONOAHIGIVE
PERIDOTPARADES
ROTCLOVE
WHYTHEBIGRUSH
HADJATIT
BATBOYSOOHLALA
ATRASSHOETON
WHERESTHEFIRE
LEAHLIENGATED
ENTOOVERHYATT
RASPTORYTEXAS
Wed 5/17/2006
BUTTINJARSUSE
BRAWNYABELNEA
CUBEDTOMATOZIG
LEILIRASIZE
PREGREENPEPPER
LASSOESELO
ANATSTOPMOMMA
CILANTROORONION
ENTREAMMOELLO
THOAWARDED
CHILIPOWDERSSE
ROVETREECPA
OVODICEDGARLIC
PEROMANODESSA
SLYEASYPETARD
Thu 5/18/2006
PIGLOTPDAATIT
ONEONEARCNEMO
STOVESTUETEAM
TORENTRMSINXS
UNGLDRIMSCI
PEELHEARSTDLE
ORANOUTLET
OUTVOTEFUCHSIA
APIECEELKE
FITCABLESBAST
LGORODHASTO
HARERIARATTAN
OLANBITALLURE
PACEISHTEETER
IRKSSHEASSESS
Fri 5/19/2006
HITPARADEAWARE
ECHINACEASINEW
REALITIESSCONE
DRILLINSTRUCTOR
BINGSARAH
REHUNGLIKENESS
IMAGETIDESRAT
SINSZONEDPYLE
ELKTAPERWOOER
REYNOLDSCOLUMN
PIKERMAUL
SPACESATELLITES
TENONWORLDWARI
ANKLEERGONOMIC
BAYEDROENTGENS
Sat 5/20/2006
JACKKNIFEIDEAL
ALANLOMAXSOCKO
VARIEGATEBASIE
ABATEBIGONEHS
MAVSLUGEDGIS
AMABEMUSESATE
NANTESEITHEROR
ONTVSOOT
MADEIRASJOCOSE
AXENAVAJOSLEV
ROTDAVEYMICE
ALEDEVASLEVER
CONDOONTHESIDE
ATTICONEONONES
SLEEKMARESNEST
Sun 5/21/2006 SPELLBOUND
CUSSLOKIABOMBKAFKA
OSHAIWINRANEEILIAD
DEARSANTATHEANSWERIS
BRITISHWAITINGLINE
YESESEFSAYSWAH
NOESATRIALPALE
SECONDPERSONSINGULAR
EEEESTAYISHEUCLID
ARYLVNECKPROWSE
TAOISTOOLAAMATWES
OPRAHWINFREYSMAGAZINE
NEETOTEKILOEVONNE
MIRAGENANCYWOES
CALICOATAITOOINAT
DRINKWITHJAMANDBREAD
LOVEMENACESASE
IDEBRACOMENATE
WORLDWIDEWEBPREFIX
RAINYSEASONNONVERBAL
BORICINLETSHOEOILY
ILENETEARSARMSSATE

To understand this, you have to divide the word QUOTE into its five letters, Q, U, O, T, and E.

Mon 5/22/2006
DADACRISHELL
DIORROTSHEAVE
TREEETSHORRID
NEWCALEDONIA
MOSAICHOLD
ARIDUKEOFYORK
RPMETALLEEK
SHIRRILEADDTO
HALOUSAFOTO
NEWCONVERTELK
ARIAMESSES
SERGEANTYORK
PRIESTOERIOTA
AGORAEWYEMUON
TOTERNEDPREY
Tue 5/23/2006
BOBBAWLGHOSTS
IREARIEAERIAL
GELHEDDAGABLER
MILKATTSTSK
ADOLLSHOUSETHE
CACAOADORES
TOHEARTLEAP
MASTERBUILDER
DISCARSENAL
LASHATPAPAS
ISITHEWILDDUCK
GATPETEYMCA
HENRIKIBSENIRT
OTOOLEENRYCUE
NORWAYROSEEER
Wed 5/24/2006
ADAMCHILLASTI
SEGOHOSEASTAR
ALARENLAIOATS
PIRATEEARRINGS
LOSSSEE
ABSRETREATCAP
COHOSERSSODA
TWODOLLARSAPAIR
ALPSOERRACES
SSWMAESTROHUE
ISAYAMS
ONLYABUCKANEAR
ANDICANOEANTE
LEONARDORRIAL
GAWKNEONSEDDY
Thu 5/25/2006
AMBITCDSGANGS
QUASHAERODEON
UNDRESSESSHEBA
AGERASPSEEDER
RUNOFTHEMILL
BATTLECREEK
AWAREKYLERAMS
NOMESSNOUGAT
ELEVAARPIBIZA
STREAMLINER
FRANCISCRICK
REGIONHALLJAB
EMEERRODEOBULL
DUNCEISOTAROT
ASTERMEXHAYES
Fri 5/26/2006
STDENISPOPTOPS
NICEONESUREBET
EMULATESTELLAR
EENMERCOGLALA
TISLEADFOOTED
TOTHEDSOSFEDS
AGEOLDHTTP
GODELESCHERBACH
ODORPOORAT
ABMSIDOLBARBS
TREESCAPESRES
LINGUASALESTA
ADDUPTODIGITAL
SLEEPEREMINENT
TERSESTRESEEDS
Sat 5/27/2006
JOSHEDJEROBOAM
APPEARISABELLA
CELERYMOBILITY
KRILLZETASVAN
FENSTENETMIRO
ITTRYDERYEAST
STEPUPZIPPY
HARRIEDCUREALL
INBOXPERDUE
POEMSVEEPSRCA
URSAGERRYPERP
NIPCOCOAMONEY
JORJAFOXLAMAZE
ALIENATEAMELIA
BETTEREDVASSAR
Sun 5/28/2006 REVERSE EFFECTS
ASEARIDERSHAREABIT
SENDSANOTEHONORCONE
PROJECTMANHATTANCRUX
CURNIHSTARTERDEIST
AMMOEELSPINMOSSES
DISCOUNTSENIORS
LAMENTABLEANTIPAO
AMISSNEEDLESTETHERS
PARSECDESERTCOLORADO
AAHALERTECOL
ESLMINUTENEWYORKERE
ATTNILOSEDEP
RECORDBADTRACKSTUPOR
PROVERBDESPONDTRADE
SNLCALXPLURALIZED
SAKEFOROLDTIMES
DAPPLEAPOPEPHTEAR
RURALICETEASFEMDIO
ARIDENTRANCESERVANTS
MAZECROATTAKESPLACE
ALESTERSESTADTASHY
Mon 5/29/2006
GOALSSKIPCAW
ALLIEAIDACOLA
WELLANYWAYHOES
DIALASISRANCH
SCHERZOCOL
LIKEYOUKNOW
LIMBSFIRESIDE
ODORLORNEUNIS
KEROSENESPENT
IMEANCOMEON
DUHISOBARS
DWEEBBOTHELEC
RIDSORWHATEVER
UNITSOLEANISE
GETUSSRRENEW
Tue 5/30/2006
CROSSBYTECAMS
TEMPOREELOLES
ROBINHAWKSUPON
KITESWALLOWS
SPECSASAD
HELDMGRRYANS
AREPAIRPEORIA
MEADOWLARKDUCKS
UNTAPEPOGOHIE
PASTAPEZWETS
AREAOHARA
SWIFTGROUSES
KIWIGOOSECROWS
IDOLADZEHUBBA
NENERYESENIAC
Wed 5/31/2006
MIKEDEALERDEF
ORALINTOTOAXL
MAYAANGELOUCIA
ICKINEPTLY
IVANASATRYES
BENEDICTARNOLD
MRTPUTAIM
BENJAMINSPOCK
EONMAPONE
MARGARETSANGER
SOLDUSELASER
PREYSONTAM
ORRPHILDONAHUE
KITINNEEDTURN
ESSTOSSEDHENS