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Puzzles for July, 2022
with Will Shortz comments

Fri 7/1/2022
ATTAATEFORTWO
FLOWNPOLARBEAR
LEDINROLLAGAIN
ORIGAMIILLPTA
UTENACHOSPOET
REFIGOATNOTRE
DOCENTSSOD
RIDESHOTGUN
CATTHRONES
PSALMHAHAKEPT
RATEBEGETSDRE
ALTSAGLAUGHIN
YOUGOGIRLMEETS
DONOTIRONMELEE
ONEPOTATOASPS
Sat 7/2/2022
THESCREAMPATIO
HEXAHEDRASLASH
WALLABIESSINAI
ADONUTTATKIT
CIVETSGELBIDS
KNEWTURKANNO
GREATRECESSION
THISONE
NETFLIXSPECIAL
ORALGRAYPSAS
SEXYHATDRATCH
EATUSBFEEROE
ADIOSBALLERINA
REMAPICALLEDIT
TREKSTEXASTECH
Sun 7/3/2022 Expansion Pack
OSLOUNFITHELPBEAST
RHEANORAHETALELLIE
BOTTOMLINEACRECAPRA
SOSMETEOLDERBROTHER
GRATEDTASTYIMEASY
STEINETHNICONES
PUTTINGGREENANDSWAH
ATOZEAGERANTSAHME
NUNFALSETRUTHFLAIR
WHIRLPEORIALETGO
ASIANINCONTACTARSON
BUTTEVALUESNASTY
USHERAPARTSPOCKOAK
THISANEWBOOTHMULE
SITACTSCHARLEYHORSE
PSISALECTOITSON
ATARUNSMACKSCATHE
GIVINGTHANKSHULUCON
AMENDHANGTHIRDPARTY
TERCEUNDOAERIEREIN
ESTERSTARBETONETSY

Tom McCoy, of Wexford, Pa., recently defended his doctoral dissertation in Cognitive Science at Johns Hopkins University. The subject was how language is represented in artificial intelligence systems and what that tells us about language in humans. This fall he'll begin a postdoc program at Princeton.

This is Tom's 35th Times crossword starting in 2013.

Mon 7/4/2022
YSLFREAKSWAM
ATEBANTAMMERE
PASSINGTHETORCH
ARLOALOEGEL
TRIPLECROWNHIC
YESIDOSTOOGE
LESSIMHO
ASPIRINTABLET
BTUSLETO
OBRIENROYALS
TOETOWNANDGOWN
THATTOOERAS
STATUEOFLIBERTY
KONASLEEVEIAN
IMDBFETEDETC
POW Tue 7/5/2022
LAPSSALADMINE
EXITIMAGEEMIR
ALSOLADENRONA
FEARLESSMAGNET
YENSBABE
GRABATVARYRED
ROLOBLANKSPACE
ACTORELFSUDAN
SHAKEITOFFTORT
PERDOORROUNDS
SOWNHEAP
BROWSEDEARJOHN
YURIYOINKOBOE
OLAFOUNCEBIAS
BELTURGEDSEXT
Wed 7/6/2022
JACKBRAGAALPS
ACHERERANWAIL
BEANIEBABYMICE
SSNTRIPCARAD
CPARAYBAN
PRELLTHEUNAPP
ROSASHOWBOATER
UGANDALENTTO
DERBYHORSETREX
ERESINAITEARY
SOBERSESC
OFTENETASTAD
NOSEMAGICTRICK
TRAYAGENTEVEN
OKRADOMESVERY
Thu 7/7/2022
ABRABARBSOFFS
BROTINUREWRIT
YOUONLYLIVELIVE
SIGNALEDENVET
SLEEPYERATO
DEBTSSCOLDS
ASPOAKSTROUT
BLINDBLINDSTUDY
LASERITOOSEX
EMCEESSTOAT
ORATEFLIMSY
ELSMATHUPTAKE
GOODYSHOESSHOES
GLUEINUSEERIE
YARNSORTSDINS
Fri 7/8/2022
STATUSQUOINTOW
LEMONCURDNUHUH
ITSTOOBADERATO
DOTETINSSTIRS
NEMOTUMSULAN
LINTSAYGRACE
CROPKLEENEX
MIRAGAEVADDT
AREAMAPRARE
GODSPEEDNUMB
INTODRUBPOLS
CRICKWAIFTOTE
AUDIOARTEDITOR
CLEANSTOLENCAR
TESLAPENLIGHTS
Sat 7/9/2022
CHICACRAFTBREW
LAGOSLUNARYEAR
ABORTABOMINATE
RATSOMADEMAGIC
INTERACTEDTANK
NEATLAOSLUNGS
ERGELKSDOR
TOOTSIEBONEASH
APEGONGREI
SITBYBADEDIAZ
OVALZAZIEBEETZ
LATEMODELINTRO
INATANGLECOTAN
DEMOREELSEVADE
SKIPASSESPOSER
Sun 7/10/2022 Movin' On Up
ROFLAWEDTREATTEMPT
OURSCALERASTAANAIS
STUDFARMSAZTECBRINK
ARILIMITSEEOOLONGS
OTHOURIAHREBRAND
BASPANICBADRIP
TEARSATEDAMBROUHAHA
ARTDECODENIMOCTAGON
DOORSTOPSOLEMNELOPE
SSNSNUGNATOCRONES
STURIBNOTHIS
CATNAPGARBOHHIWAS
ARIALSENIORSENDHELP
RESPECTTAXEDAURELIA
LATESHOWRITARAILCAR
ASHIRANIGHTFLO
EVILEYEGENUSTOMB
HASIDICAWLAMUSEEAU
OREOSOHGEEBARCRAWLS
SCALAUBERSINGACASE
ESSAYPORESTEEDEGAD

Scott Hogan is making his New York Times debut with this puzzle, after many submissions. He is a patent attorney from Midland, Mich. Christina Iverson is a crossword constructor and editor from Ames, Iowa. They met through the Cruciverb Facebook page, a forum for crossword constructors.

Scott says he takes inspiration from the lyric of "Movin' On Up," the theme song from "The Jeffersons" — "It took a whole lotta tryin', just to get up that hill.'"

POW Mon 7/11/2022
CASHIMPSOSCAR
OHIONEATNAOMI
DARTSEGARURAL
WHITEKNUCKLE
ILIADREUSE
MARREDTHRASH
BLUEPRINTSSHE
EARSOARSTAR
ATEGREENTHUMB
DELETESPRITE
GRASPROPED
FINGERPAINTS
ARENAANTELACE
TAROTSKEWOVAL
SNOGSMOMSGERM
Tue 7/12/2022
ALDADAYECCO
LOINGENOAGROK
TWENTYFOURHOURS
IFCONEDIMEMSU
MAULSRENAMBER
ATTACKATASTE
CAINACHY
SPRYDOFOROTTO
LIEDIANEOHH
CEDARRAESTRUM
DALAIPLOTS
LIMOSMIAMI
SLEEPWAKECYCLES
HORNARESOALMA
EATSNIGHTTAUT
Wed 7/13/2022
BITEPABLOOAKS
EDENEQUALBRAN
ALASGUSSYAGRI
DEMURALASMELT
JEANVALJEAN
LGAMAINLOTTAM
PACTSTEERRIDE
GLORIAGAYNOR
ALBUSPENCEASE
LIPSYNC
RENEDESCARTES
POPEYEYAHWEH
IDOSANNESRILE
NEXTTIARAONME
TOYSELWAYEGAD
Thu 7/14/2022
TADBASICRINK
USERERIKAICON
RACEAFTERSOAVE
OHOHOHALENAW
WIREMESHONIT
MARCOMADNESS
DONNOONANOVAL
EMOJIPORMNEME
ANNOSERAPENEW
FIRESIDECOAT
ALOTEARDRUMS
INNACETEARAT
PODPROGRAMNICE
AMORMOCHAKAHN
DEMOSTAINH2O
Fri 7/15/2022
DUETFRAYMMA
INLAWPROMOTION
STEPHRESCUEDOG
SOCIALITERAGER
TOTEMSCOMEDY
PRICESTUTU
RIVALTOOTHPICK
AGESLURPEENAE
MASSEUSESRETRY
LINKARCHES
PUPUSADOCILE
ONEILBOWLGAMES
SPACETIMEHIALL
TIREFIRESTRIBE
SNLTODDSLAW
Sat 7/16/2022
SPECSAYCAP
WOMANCALAMARI
ILOSESOLOPARTS
METHUSELAHDEFT
DEAROLDDADBIO
DWARVESODELL
ALTERNGRAMS
BARNESLASERS
BANDEDTESLA
ATESTHOTCOMB
RPMSTARTABLOG
SHOPHYPERBOLIC
TONECOLOREVENS
ONEACTERRERUN
WESSHYROPY
Sun 7/17/2022 It's All On the Table
AMARETTILOCHSLABS
VENETIANREPAIRAISLE
QANNESLAEMERGEGETAC
GUTAESOPNETRKEVENT
AAASROASTHAMRKO
HILTINHASTENERDIER
INSOMNIATABUDOEST
INTURNTYRAYAKS
ASPENSLOETDSBAR
MARAUDSMITTUTILPEP
PLOTTEDPLABOINFLAME
SEWELANSSEASSLAVIC
WHITEQRHEAUBERS
FORAASHESUNUPS
EVENSTSARSNLHOSTS
BRENDANSUBSETSPURE
AGRMORTIMEREPEE
SURFATSIONLOUISNRA
ISAACIDIGITSMOKJETS
LOTTARELICSESTEEMED
SNEERRENEROUNDERS

Greg Slovacek is a software engineer from San Francisco. This is his first published crossword. He finds puzzlemaking similar in a way to programming — both involve problem-solving within constraints.

He enjoys puzzles that have layers to be uncovered, which is certainly true of today's.

Mon 7/18/2022
HARSHGALARAZZ
ELOPEARIASALOE
ATSIXESANDSEVENS
POETMINTYRESET
TATABAAS
EDGARNADIRSPDT
BRAKESGURUCARA
BYLEAPSANDBOUNDS
ELLSOTISAMPERE
DYSGRANTSNHLER
BOERCLIO
CAIROGOOEYLULU
ONPINSANDNEEDLES
ATOMOZZIEGENIE
LIDSBEENGRASS
Tue 7/19/2022
SCAMPIAHABACER
OLDIESLOCIIONE
FOOTTHEBILLROLL
ACRETEESKUBLAI
SKAFACETHEMUSIC
TSARIAMB
ARIALREIGNBRAY
SHOULDERTHEBLAME
HONEOUSTSAEGIS
RAGSARSE
BACKTHEFIELDQBS
OPORTOLSATFUEL
LIMATOESTHELINE
TABUESAUEMOTED
SNOTLOSEATESTS
Wed 7/20/2022
ZITIMALTILIAD
OPENUBERVISTA
DOCCOMEDYALUMS
SHRUBSONKP
IRAUSCIPSO
MISSINGTHEMOCK
LOCIOHARASOB
IRESIGNFERNERY
MRIDECAFISEE
PICKACODANYCOD
SEERKMSUAE
BOZOSAYSHI
OMANILOANSHOCK
ROBOTEPICOREO
ABYSSWILETATS
Thu 7/21/2022
PCTCOBPOLISCI
OOHADOEVENPAR
OMICRONRATFINK
HIGHPROFHADES
CHIBIGGAME
SCHOLARLYREV
HAVETOEREMAI
OCELOTSRELEASE
LETPOINOTNEW
DROPDOWNMENU
PARTNERDOC
STORYSTORECRE
HAWKISHONESEED
ATEINTOACEAMI
DARTGUNDEFNET
Fri 7/22/2022
RAWRRICEEAST
ALOELEMONSAUCE
YARDITSDOORDIE
KHAKITRIOS
WHOOPEECUSHION
HEFTEDASPEN
AMASSBRAINGAME
MARSLAINHOP
ONTHETOWNSHOTS
OSAKAPLAYTO
WHITNEYHOUSTON
BRASHOPRAH
LISTENTOMEFETA
UTTERBORESIRAN
REEDAYESTEXT
Sat 7/23/2022
EDWARDIRAWDEAL
NARWHALEMIRATE
AMIRITEPANETTA
MANANAOGDEN
EGGTOSSDARINS
LEESCOTILLARD
SSRWILEYPOST
CHEFSKISS
PHONELINENIB
LOGICGATECOCA
SETSEESSHAPED
UNFITKABOBS
GNASHEDMISSILE
AIRTAXIRETINUE
REMOTESTROTTED
POW Sun 7/24/2022 Going Somewhere?
ACRESAMIDTSAESS
PROMOBASEAHIVEEPS
HEROWORSHIPPEREGRETS
IDSSPASESAFRETNOT
DOCKIMPUGNFRAGRANCE
HOESIMONSOIRSKA
TRACERKARYNDREAYSL
BICHROMEGLOBEEVAL
ASHICESEADOONERVE
RECECLATNERDTRIALS
AERODROMEARSEANKH
FORKSULUTIERDISH
YODELSBEFITVERONA
IFSETHANFROMEAYEAYE
BEAUALEACEVIV
IMPOSTERSYNDROMEZEKE
TEACHSUMOGUYTONER
STLEODAWDLESPROUST
ALLROADSLEADTOROME
TILERSHEADELOPE
DISCSDRYREFER

Jessie Trudeau née Bullock recently received her Ph.D. from the Department of Government at Harvard. Her fiancé, Ross, is a writer and puzzlemaker in Cambridge, Mass. They met three years ago. Ross, who has been creating crosswords for The Times since 2017, introduced Jessie to the puzzle world. This is their fourth collaboration for the paper.

The couple is getting married this weekend.

Mon 7/25/2022
SALSACARBSLIL
AROARALERTONO
BIRDSOFPREYLBS
REEFERHUABLOT
ELSAGRANDPRIX
CASHBOOP
TIBETYETISODD
IDIDNTMEANTOPRY
POTOVERTENSUE
TRODACRE
TENNISPROBLAH
SARANEOROYALE
THEANNIEPROULX
EONJESSEINDIE
WEDAREELTEENS
POW Tue 7/26/2022
ALTOWNBASNORT
WOOLHOEDLONER
HARDCIDERARESO
INSERTITTVIN
LEONAWIFEHOOD
ERSPRINTMEDIUM
SENDPRICES
APRSLOUPENEST
COOKIELISA
EASYTARGETSPJS
CHEESIERKARAT
AHAREFHELENA
LEMMAFRIEDEGGS
ORBITLAVAUGLI
USONEEYEDTOYS
Wed 7/27/2022
TRAPSWEBSNOGO
ONTOPEDITAPED
TAMPAAGRAGENY
SCAREDYPANTS
CITIESANAIS
BLACKHATETOILE
SKOLTREATREY
EMPTYSUIT
MSGOMNIAIDES
ELECTSTURNCOAT
SINAIBAKERY
STUFFEDSHIRT
ATITTAPANORSE
GENACRUZICEUP
EDENHEREAKIRA
Thu 7/28/2022
ANTICADOHOMER
DIANAPORABOVE
UNRIGRHAPSODIC
BESTIRTOHEEL
ARINEAREST
AGAVEHAVEN
BOSCDONEGADOT
BRITSITKALANE
CARIBDOINOMEN
LIVERUNGER
DARTGUNASS
TECHIESALLOW
CANOODLEDMILNE
ALONGIDOEMAIL
DESKSCUTLOYAL
Fri 7/29/2022
ATARIBEESCAB
BASICCABLEBOLO
ITSMEAGAINAMIE
TATSROYCAREER
HALFTAMRON
ISPOKETOOSOON
DELTARAGESDDS
EROSPITASPORK
AFTBICEPNOWAY
DRINKSAREONME
SEENASROTH
DIVESTATLPLOP
ANISAPRILFOOLS
MACESHOESTORES
PIESIDSCHEST
Sat 7/30/2022
CUREALLSISPOSE
OPENSEATFLIPON
STAYSANESINEAD
MOMADAMSDORKS
OPSFBIWHITE
MIALIONTRU
ISTILLDONTGETIT
THREELEGGEDRACE
COUNTONESLOSSES
HOEMOOSCOT
FLINTBARMEL
CRAIGEELSMENU
HELLNOGUIDEDOG
EASTONONNOTICE
FRESNOSTOMACHS
Sun 7/31/2022 Why, Why Not?
SRIRACHAWIMPEDDEFER
WIDESHOTELAINEENOLA
ALLSTATEBELLYBOTTOMS
MEYERSREDTEABART
COMBATREADBRIEFED
SALTALEOLINAXE
PPECAGEESCAPEELUTE
LOADUPCAMPYCOUNSELOR
ALGERIADIODESTITLE
SLUMBERPARTSAMOA
HOESCLASSSPURONSSW
LIEONGRIMYREAPER
ACTEDATTESTARACHNE
THREETIMESALADIGUESS
PAIRORATORYEASERET
ARCAMESNAHSEIS
ROOMBASFAIRYFIGHT
ROUTALLSETLEASTS
MADISONCOUNTSTARTOUT
PAESEENAMORWISEUPTO
HARTSGETSTOFESSESUP