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Puzzles for May, 2009
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Fri 5/1/2009
CARJACKMUSKETS
AROUSALANTIQUE
FESTIVEPROCURE
TOTSEPTINKIND
ALESSTODGYPOL
NARCSOWNWAVE
OPECALLEGES
BARRIERSEALERS
ELECTRAEXIT
SIGHCOQCECUM
SEALAYOUTROSE
ENTRAPFEHRHES
MATADORNEATENS
ETAGERECASHIER
RESENTSEXHORTS
Sat 5/2/2009
STYSASHESBIC
OKRAUMIAKSENA
PIERBAGMENLPN
TMANATEEOMOO
IPSTRIPLECROWN
MOOSHURAINER
ANNIECOASTTRY
PREAKNESS
COBELWAYEAGER
UPRISEDYNAMO
THEFAVORITEMPS
REESDEARRELS
ALDSTIGMAOBOE
TIEASSISITOYS
EARLETSONSYS
Sun 5/3/2009A STATELY GARDEN
SCALPHIESDINABASH
ALCOAALCAPONEOMERTA
LUTESVIOLINCONCERTOS
SNOWSEELSTUISRAELI
AGREETODISAGREEITSAT
DONONOPLACE
SAILORBRNOTESLASTS
ALVINAILEYGEEINSTEP
ATOZHSIABOXSPARER
BOREXPERTTESTIMONY
YIPPEEXIINOSEIN
CASHTRANSACTIONGPA
AGORAEELKOKIEOMAR
GRAEMESETCLINTBLACK
YIPENSORAMASARENAS
YESESECOPIA
TOGETLAURENCEOLIVIER
OCARINANUTRXSNOBLE
PUTONAHAPPYFACEILOSE
PLOUGHJETLINERAVOID
SORTSANSGELSCOKES
Mon 5/4/2009
LALAJETSORBIT
ETASARONDELCO
GETTINGCOLDFEET
IMHIPSKOALSST
OPENEDTWOSHE
NORCUESSTAYER
HANDINTOES
CHICKENINGOUT
FOALNATION
ERRORSISBNEMI
RNAAOKSEAMAN
UPSINREDITERS
LOSINGONESNERVE
ENERONOAHAGER
SEDANALLYMELT
Tue 5/5/2009
BIDENCLIOONAN
ADANOAERORELY
DONTMOVEAMUZZLE
FIGSCIPROPS
IDEDTARSALETA
TORICRICHWRAP
TUBNAPECRU
BUZZINGTABLES
KATETELHAL
ISISOMENRECUR
DSLPHOTONSASE
TIETOLESMED
FUZZANDFEATHERS
UBEREYESEERIE
NADAYEWSPRADA
Wed 5/6/2009
CPASSLOPCUFFS
HEMPTONEUTILE
AREACODESPERON
RUNNINGATABEST
KNEELMOSES
MRDEEDSIBARS
GOODOVERACTS
MANKEYWORDAHH
TROPICALBPOE
TENORDEBEERS
DEIGNDOPES
TINLOSECONTROL
SATIEUPINSMOKE
ANERAMOLYAXIS
RARERSTEMNYET

NYT published an official correction for the 24 Across clue, "Adoptee in Genesis." Moses doesn't appear until Exodus.

Thu 5/7/2009
OSTERAWEINSPIO
LORRENEUROPATH
IMAMSTALKRADIO
NAMATHREIDUNU
ESSADARNMAAR
JUREGAY
PROUDPAPAFRODO
ROUNDSTHECORNER
EERIEHISORHERS
ORIODES
STARNAPPYANC
IRSSAVESITFOR
ZEPPELINSTHORO
EVICTIONSCRUMP
OINTHENEWHULAO

You could fill this grid by putting a circle in each corner. The four rebus squares must be interpreted differently Across or Down. As shown here, the top entry is for the Across answer and bottom is for the Down. Notice that this makes a nicely symmetric set.

Fri 5/8/2009
BOOTCAMPS
CAPTAINAHAB
QUIETONTHESET
PUTTCHEWAHS
RAYKOSHERSUET
ENOAPTERJAFFA
STURIASMAXOUT
CURRANTFABERGE
IMLATEGLIBTIT
ELOPEBLAZESTR
NESTCOAXEDCIE
TASBRRRDAVE
PERIODICTABLE
SPACENEEDLE
ISINGLASS
Sat 5/9/2009
CUSHYJOBSPEDUP
ANNOTATEFELINE
MAINDRAGOOLALA
ESTEGRISPIPIT
COUNTFLEET
LEARNTRUEREV
MISHASHINACRE
SACAGAWEADOLLAR
GRABLOBEMEARA
TSPSLUEGORDY
PETTINGZOO
MORRODUELEXGI
IKOIKOIRONWEED
SEABEDNONSENSE
ORDERSEGGCRATE
Sun 5/10/2009GOLFING AROUND
KEMPTBLATTBSPBIO
FRIARSMAYLEHALOEND
CADDIECORNERINASENSE
SUBMARINESANDWEDGES
ARIAPACEELKGATS
PAZTOILBOASELSA
THEPUTTERFLYEFFECT
OREOERODEFEDORAS
SLIDELLPECSHARCOURT
TASSELJERKPEILILO
RCANOHOLESBARREDNEA
OTISEOSMUSELUCENT
PIANOMANTICSINVADES
SCHOLARDITKAHIES
WETTEESHOTCONTESTS
BRAYTHANCPOSOUI
LIPOREFERLEAMEX
ALOWDOWNBIRDIESHAME
NEGLIGEEFASTFOURWOOD
CUEORBSTREESBEANED
APENESTHALSAYERS
Mon 5/11/2009
LAKEHEMPGAMMA
IDESOBIEAVIAN
SHESALADYZESTY
TONERNIOBE
SCENTSTABASCO
YOURESOVAIN
CAPSPRESALTS
ANINSNERDISEE
VISORVEELAST
IMABELIEVER
LENSMENRECTOR
NACHOALIVE
JABBAHESAREBEL
ALIENELLYAIRE
BENETSLOETATE
Tue 5/12/2009
TANERUPTBABAR
ASARATIOARUBA
DISARMANDHAMMER
AFARSHADEAPSE
ATERON
DISMISSAMERICA
ANTICMOOSEAVE
TKOSBERRYSPAT
EELNEATOMARIA
DISBARANDGRILL
ACTART
IMAMOATERRILE
DISBANDONTHERUN
OCEANINNERAMY
LEASTNEEDSSPA
Wed 5/13/2009
CUBSDIVAFUZZY
USOCEMITOKIES
REFIANEWREPEL
BUFFALOWINGS
SPOILSLEIIDO
LILYLIVERED
EDNANAENEGATE
TRUROGMSNONET
ALBINOEURSIRS
TABLETENNIS
SOYCOXDAYSPA
JUSTADDWATER
NABOBOPALCAST
OMANILODEHITS
DIGITSPARTROY
Thu 5/14/2009
PARTIESEARTIPS
INAROMPALIENEE
RETINOLCANASTA
AMTSTASHEDANT
TOLDETCSONAR
ENERORIGSEMI
SEROWJADEPREP
PERIMETER
AMASABBALEDUP
POMEGELMYRNA
RUNTSEGOSONS
IRETHESAMEVET
ENSUREDSALIERI
SEIZINGUNBRAVE
TRAIPSEPIASTER
Fri 5/15/2009
SILOJUBALFACT
ICANASONESNOW
TEMPORARYTATTOO
PREOPGASMAINS
AUSTEREERNST
TNTRENTALSUKE
TEACOZYSKIP
SPARDORANKENS
ALLYMDCLXVI
LOLTEEHEESEBB
STALEASIMMER
ALTEREGOGOPRO
DISAPPEARINGINK
INESINFORERIE
PEATCASTENEER
Sat 5/16/2009
JAZZHANDSPERIL
ASYOUWEREALINE
STRONGBOXLONGA
PUTTERWILLIGER
ETESEASELSTNN
RECUTSERAMOUE
SOAKSMAINER
CATALPAHARNESS
AMANDACASIO
TPKSCHARASPER
SHECHORDSOLDE
COFFEEBREAKAIT
ARIELNEDBEATTY
NAVELORGANSTOP
SEETOBEENTHERE
Sun 5/17/2009PERFECT JOBS
USGAISLAMIONNERVE
STOPSLEILABRAINDEAD
HOUSEKEEPERMERCENARY
ENRICHDIVEDLYEAMYS
REDSTARDENIMSHAS
KIAGLUEPOTIFI
OLYMPICCANOERBLOWSIT
COOERKENOMASSEMAILS
TORIIGREMLINSTLO
MERENGUEMASTERTHIEF
SONSABSOWIE
STUNTDOUBLEINSPADES
OOPSMALLRATREGAL
FREESOILERMAYOUSAGE
TINCANSAIRPLANEPILOT
YODDETERGEYEN
REMASHCANADMIRAL
SLOEONTTITUSULTIMO
COWHERDERPOKERPLAYER
ANNEMEARAENEROELAND
GISMOKYDSEDANOLDS
Mon 5/18/2009
CASHDEBRAFEST
ACLUENTERAMIE
CRUMBCRUSTJAGS
TEMPERASDWIGHT
ISPRIGBEAT
CREEPYCRAWLY
ENJOYSATOMHUE
PEATICEDATA
IANLANESAUTES
CREDITCRUNCH
ROTHSOTRPI
BANANARAWONION
AGOGCRABCREOLE
REDOKUKLAATOP
EDENSTEEPPSST
Tue 5/19/2009
CZARMATHFEST
RELORADIOONCE
OREOEXULTOLAN
COCKTAILTATARS
SODTAILPIPE
UTELESREAR
PIPEDREAMSITON
SNIPSLYLYNOPE
YACHTDREAMTEAM
EUROTRASLO
TEAMGAMEDDE
IMMESHGAMECOCK
NAIRREAVEAMAN
GIGAARDENROBE
ELALHESSDOSE
Wed 5/20/2009
ARMANDEMBARPFC
BEAVERVERSEAOL
APTITUDETESTLUX
FRESHMANSENATOR
TOYUSSMAMIE
SOPHOMOREJINX
SNOWURNNOT
COLLEGESTATION
DOORAPESSE
JUNIORPARTNER
STENTBAISAP
SENIORDISCOUNTS
AILTHEIMMORTALS
MGSINANELEERAT
INESORENASSESS
Thu 5/21/2009
ABCAGREEDCLUE
BROPUENTEHENS
BARNEYFIEFARCS
ANNESSARESOLE
BOWCOALMIEN
TORNOUTNYU
SNEAKPEKELIFER
AMATSCOURNITE
RYDERHAPPYFETE
OBISIMILES
SNOWCOENADD
CUBISMAEREMMA
ARALBORDERLIEN
BSMTARCANACAT
SEASYESMENELS
Fri 5/22/2009
HARPERSINFORMS
ETAILEDNOWWHAT
PHILEASSPINOZA
COSTARSTEWDEG
AMIDDIRTPELE
TENORSAXSOASTO
WEALTHUNION
ICANTSAYASIHAVE
NORMAINSIDE
DAMAGEITSALULU
ELONTONYLRON
TMIMADEAMEBAE
AIRMILEOCANADA
INERTIARELINES
LESSTAREYECARE
Sat 5/23/2009
SPONGEBOBSTAG
HONORROLLSHONE
ABEVIGODALUSTS
ROMANOCOOLSIT
EXOANKLEIPA
MANITOBAONAT
CRENELATEKHASI
HANGTENATEINTO
ICTUSIGUANODON
PIPSEMPTYOUT
PALSEPOYUSE
ELECTRAPETREL
DIARYSTARTANEW
ISSUESAMOATIME
NMEXEXITLANES
Sun 5/24/2009PERPETUAL MOTION
CHICAHEMSOCHSHAD
AMSOIDOTOOVIAWEARE
WORLDWITHOUTENDOLLIE
DIAMONDSAREFOREVER
ENJOYSVISAGEUPSCALE
LIONPECARNETTS
INHEAVENMANTAROO
ZENTINJAMESIAFRAID
ASWARMYECCHNUFFLBO
ABAFESSITINAIWIN
HALOHALSREINOAST
OSLOACLEFYESTANY
PEICLEOASSETINESSE
ITSELFWISHESMRTMID
XISENTERBLESSING
PENTADSFAXKNEE
TRIGGERAMATISIGUESS
HOPESPRINGSETERNAL
EXISTEVERLASTINGLOVE
MINEOSASORIELSECCE
EEGSTNTWYNNEDARK
Mon 5/25/2009
ZEROBOWSSLAB
AXESOLEOCORE
PINTOLINAVID
STEELMAGNOLIAS
ROBHEMAN
JIBTOASTSGTO
ADAPTORSCAT
BIGMOMMASHOUSE
BOGSSTOPPER
AMYGROPESSRI
JANETRES
PRELUDETOAKISS
REALALAIINLA
ANNOCLODROOF
MOSTTOSSTREE
Tue 5/26/2009
SWAPPARTBDAM
ROWEDITISIORE
TRADESCHOOLTEA
ASKCUSSLOMAN
STEELEDANZA
BARTERSYSTEM
IKNOWWROTERDA
SPANDIANAVIDI
LANMANSESIXAM
EXCHANGERATE
YORKENEWAGE
DIDOKSAKENOG
DORSWITCHPLATE
AWEUBOATSAMMS
YAWPANGSMEET
Wed 5/27/2009
JABCORGIAMTOO
ALEODEONBIERS
CIRBOARDOXEYE
KEEPONLORRYIN
UNTILUAETICS
PSSTCONGAQUEUE
ALOUDUPSET
HAMOPTAMITDS
ELUTEEXUDE
WISEBLOKESLIMP
NEINACEVIDEO
CATCHSOMEZEDS
HUBBAROTORALI
AROLLEUROSLET
PIXELSTONESYS
Thu 5/28/2009
CALMSOUSATWOS
ALEEAGREEARUT
PAGETURNERKITE
IMITATEROGETS
TERLESSSUITOR
ADORESEFTSELI
LANESBREAONEG
GETOVERIT
LIMOHOEDROSSI
OCAMENUBRETON
BEGETSPAREUMW
BITMAPSAGETEA
BELAINQUISITOR
MELTNEARSREND
IRASTUTEEERES
Fri 5/29/2009
DIGITPASTTENSE
ENOTEASPARTAME
AFLATRCAVICTOR
REDLETTERTHEGO
OREOHONEST
LINCENTRELAIC
DOGSAGESALERNO
DRAPERHEATON
ATTUNESWOOFING
DOERALDERSFER
STARESWISE
SPOUTTYPEFACES
HENRYVIIIIVINS
INBALANCELEASE
ANYLONGERARLES
Sat 5/30/2009
JUSTMEBANDB
ONEHALFSAMPRAS
JACUZZICHORIZO
OWLYITZHAKVAC
BAUMECOLIPEAK
ARDORHOOFOURS
SEEOUTSCRIMPS
CLAPKAVA
SPHERICPETARD
SLOESZOGRUMOR
WOLDOZARKMAMA
AWEHOAXINGZAG
GINFIZZSEIZING
ESTEVEZTERENCE
HAZEDDODGED
Sun 5/31/2009ODD ONE OUT
TAPEBAUMNASAHESSE
ORRSANTIIMACSMAUNA
UNITARIANCHURCHORDER
RIVALTHURSTEELWARN
SEATOANTIPERSPIRANTS
TENDSENORESLEX
CDESEASONVISSTL
HIPPOCRATICOATHPATRI
AEROOLDDALLESEDRED
PSATREDSSEERCREES
ECHONUTSOVERTINT
ALTONPEALENOLAURA
TOILESTRIAECATNOUN
RICESGOESUNDERGROUND
ALEEATRTESOUSKY
ELMATHEISMVISE
INSUFFICIENCIESNOFAT
MILDMOLTSERATEFFIE
AXIOMTATTEREDANDTORN
GENREASLEWROLEIRES
EDGARSERESWEEETRE