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Puzzles for August, 2008

with Jim Horne comments

Fri 8/1/2008
SALESREPDAMPS
ACAPPELLAUBOAT
ANTIUNIONGODLY
BEETREDCRIMEAN
NORWEGIANBLUE
PRIMESLEFTS
RAGEDRUNTOCOB
OCHSMEETSTOGO
PETCASASBURRO
CAMELHORNET
WATERBALLOONS
OPENBARENROUTE
NITTICHOKINGUP
KARENHONESTABE
SNAREWARHORSE
Sat 8/2/2008
ESSENASPMAVEN
SCHNOZZLECRIME
PROVISIONABAFT
YEARAMADANVOW
SETHZUNISBERT
ABSTENTIONS
MESSIAHGOBLETS
INAFOGNESTEA
DIGITALAMATORY
GETABADNAME
AMBSONAIRRANT
CARARTISTEPLO
UTURNALTIMETER
RISENNEONTETRA
ACHOOAYNSKOSH

Sun 8/3/2008OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!
TEEMALOADMLIXAGASP
AXLEVALLIEINESHINE
REVERENDEVERENDSOREN
PRETENDSELITELISTEN
STSYUMHISTORYISTORY
UNEATENEMIT
SAWTOSEATACAWEOLAV
SPOTLESSPOTLESSSWORE
REWEDSWONTGENOME
RSTUPITSTOPITSTOP
ISAASKINERREDSRS
MANDATEANDATEGETS
ENGINETOILORELSE
ATESTFINALISTINALIST
NARCEEENYMPHSVIDEO
JIVEPEDAGOG
LABOREDABOREDOILSHE
UNOCALGOFORMANTOMAN
ENOKISONATINAONATINA
GENESOREGLATKETROT
OXEYEBASESTAIDOKIE
Mon 8/4/2008
NOGDABNOMMOM
IWOJIMAEROSIVE
HONORERICEAXES
WEEKLYPLANNERS
IOUARTY
CATSCANNERS
EDITHKEEPYOS
NETSURFCYYOUNG
TSOMOODOWLET
POORMANNERS
SECSAER
PROTESTBANNERS
EARACHEGOALONG
ASKSOUTELLISON
KEYNNERDAABU
Tue 8/5/2008
ADZETESLASTAR
LIEDILIADTITO
VLADIMIRNABOKOV
ALLANAGONIZE
TABSIRE
JIMMORRISONQUA
ISEECOMAEVANS
HITSSKITSITIS
ATEAMALIATATA
DISEDWARDGOREY
LYEREEL
MISTERXELITE
ANAGRAMMEDNAMES
RIFETAINTMALT
STENESTESAXLE
Wed 8/6/2008
SANABOREFAQS
IMAMIDONTLOUT
KITTGOPROANOD
HEARTBREAKMEDS
SLAVEGERI
KARATEUNDER
LITTSOANGELO
ETESHOSEROCHO
NERUDACDCKID
AMINOSAYHEY
DEALROADS
SOFACINCINNATI
ODONLEOIVKIAS
PARCUSRDAELIE
HYDETAELEYRE
Thu 8/7/2008
ABAAAMATMSGS
LEIGHDOTOATIT
TONEITDOWNMESA
RUNNINGONEMPTY
CTNEROS
DARYADJSATTEN
ERETHROWITHOME
NODSIONICSOAR
TOOTHENAMELLIV
EMCEEESSAISLE
TMANADM
CHOCTAWINDIANS
LOBEGOLDENMEAN
OPELARIAGABLE
GIRLTEAKNOTE
Fri 8/8/2008
CHASEDOCTORWHO
REDUXSOLIDFOOD
ERUPTONONEKNEE
POLERSAMEBRR
TSTRAPPARER
SCOLDRANOUT
DELIRIOUSZENDA
ADOZELEOORZOS
DIVEDALLERGENS
ANEMIASITBY
SETTSOLDHAT
RECHALLARISE
AXELFOLEYDINKS
MANOAMANOENDIT
SMEAREDONSKINS
Sat 8/9/2008
FROGPRINCERICK
LEVELEDOUTINON
AMITYVILLEVANE
PANSSOOTTENSE
NEAPMAURITIUS
BASSDRUMMLI
SMIRKSEPARATE
SHATTERDILUTES
HEREITISALGER
ADCSCOTCHED
DAHDAHDAHNEON
ETHANENOLAMAS
SEANCOCOAPLANT
OARSPRESCIENCE
FREEROSEYGRIER

Sun 8/10/2008INSIDE JOKES
VANCAMPALAMEDAGETZ
OVERLOUDSENATORAQUA
LEGALDRINKINGAGETURK
GREWIDOSLETMEIN
ATVTITUSHQSSHEMP
ESCAPEROUTEALAMOS
PAQUINSIMIANSINEPT
NATURESBENYOWSNAY
ECLAIRMUSICRACKSTHX
HEALSFOPNEACRAWL
ISNTERGOTSTEEPHOJO
TOSCANASORRBICEP
FRITOPRANKINGMUSKET
LACALPOTITFORKERS
OCCAMESTREETRISERS
GEHRIGYOURMAJESTY
ARNAZEMSPOETSAPB
CREATORKERFPERI
JUTSSWEEPUNDERTHERUG
ABETBIZARRELOWERING
WARSYEARONEMONKEES
Mon 8/11/2008
GASSYSMEARBRO
ATONEOUTRELAB
BRAINWASHEDONE
EARPOPIEHOWDY
EDUCRIERS
CASINOCABALA
CUTANDDRIEDFAR
HEATOASAUDI
OILHARDPRESSED
ONLOANSILKEN
CANTEDDOS
FJORDLIMOAIDA
LASBLINDFOLDED
APTAIDESDOLED
XESGEESESTEPS
Tue 8/12/2008
STAGPILAFLOIS
LILAAMEBAELSE
AVERRANDBODEA
YOUBETYOURWIFE
ELTONLIPLYE
DISOBEYCACAOS
CLARETEMUS
WHATSMYWINE
ESAITENANT
SKICAPNENEGAT
LETWEEPORES
THEWEAKESTWINK
ACERPRIVYNEET
THROELLENEVAS
EYESDENSEDESK
Wed 8/13/2008
DINTSFLEXIDED
INOUTGONEDUNE
ACTRESSCARLISLE
LITTLEOMOOTAJ
SALARYEXOTICA
POKERTABLEMONEY
EREAREDEN
ASNERNITDEPOT
REGGUYRNA
GUNSMOKEBARKEEP
IMITATESHEAFS
APAITRYOPRAHS
NICKNAMEFORACAT
TRIOGISTOTERI
SENSOTISSEDER
Thu 8/14/2008
THORJOEYSCALD
SINEARLOEULER
KEEPCUMULATIVE
LEAKRICMEA
EMIGRATESOMBER
MENSCLUBLAI
ETESNOESKERS
NORSEANGTENET
DOSINGIOSTSU
TSOCOMPLAIN
ROTUNDSPOILING
ICHABALEAL
PROGRESSEDNIKE
EERIEHEREONIT
RANTSYEARSGTS
Fri 8/15/2008
BRASSSTSPLEA
EARTHQUAKEALARM
AREYOUDOINGOKAY
KEAPEASCADETS
OWENYAZ
AVALONHEREGOES
RISERKITTACNE
EXPONENTIALRATE
NEILTAMSAILEY
ONCEMOREANSARA
UNSRUTH
MTFUJISOREHAI
CIAHEADQUARTERS
ATTORNEYGENERAL
NOSHODESABLE
Sat 8/16/2008
SHOTCLOCKMSNBC
TENURABLEALERO
GRABASEATRESIN
EBSENROCKETTE
RATSSTENOPLOY
ARISTATENSENS
RICHARDSAPO
DAKOTASONAFAST
LETSKIPARKA
ASHYTACOMAKYL
GOESOSAKAYAWL
HARMONICMUNRO
ARMORMCPHERSON
STAKEOHIOSTATE
TONESVIPPASSES

Sun 8/17/2008FADE-OUTS
TIPSACESITGAIAICS
UVEASOLUTEUNCLESAM
PANTSTHEMALTESEFALCO
ANATOLIANASARUEHL
CALIFORNIASUITSEXTET
GAPMONSAWS
THREEDAYSOFTHECONDO
EDITDRTIAMODEON
VONENAMIASREDDREI
AHARDDAYSNIGHINMOST
IOUSTNNUSIA
INSYNCTHEELEPHANTMA
SALAEDDIESIXTYARP
IZODSAASEGOFREE
NIGHTOFTHELIVINGDEA
RATENEOREL
SHMEARBEVERLYHILLSCO
NOISYEOESAINTOLAF
ACLOCKWORKORANGAVANT
RUNSAMOKSWATCHETTE
ESETSKSUNISYSREIN
With this puzzle, 15-year-old Caleb Madison became the youngest ever constructor of a Sunday NYT crossword, breaking the record set the previous January by 17-year-old Natan Last. (This record was subsequently broken by 14-year-old Ben Pall on Nov. 23, 2009.)
Mon 8/18/2008
ROTCTVSASONE
ITALHIECLIMAX
BODYHEATATBEST
SHADOWALVAGAO
ETALAIRBALL
BTUEVESASE
LASTLETTERVIDA
EXPOSMERMERRY
WISPCENTERLINE
AMASACTSOS
ENDZONEGOOP
NORUVEACASTLE
JOANNADEADHEAD
ONMEDSAPRACNE
YEATSMASWHEN
Tue 8/19/2008
BEASTSCATABEL
WELCHCORATITO
AROAROVENONTO
YOUREBREAKINGUP
ETCARC
CANYOUHEARMENOW
AGAINDADAAMY
COOPARIASETNA
TOMOPENTACIT
IDIDNTCATCHTHAT
AOLORE
ILLTRYREDIALING
DAYSPUMAROPER
ECRUUNITTOSCA
SEENTETESMOKY
Wed 8/20/2008
ADHOCADEPTMTV
BRIARNACREAGO
LIFTINGTOOLLIL
EPIMESABEREFT
WESTFACED
TOPHATMATADORS
OSLOSHOVESNEY
THUMBANOTOKEN
EEGUSHERSDEVO
MAINSTAYOBEYED
NUDESFRED
MOSTELBOERJOE
AXEPLAYINGCARD
MEROASESEMCEE
ANTTRUSTNIKON
Thu 8/21/2008
KAMPALATVSTARS
AREARUGRATATAT
VISCERAICINESS
ADHESIVEBAND
RODEOTOADS
SSRSNSAODEA
UTEMASSTHERAPY
SACASPUMAGAY
SPORTSCOVERIRE
ELIETANCOTS
XENIACRUSH
GARBDISPOSAL
JEANNIEDIORAMA
ACTEDASENRAGED
BOLDESTAGELESS
Fri 8/22/2008
RUSSIANLANGUAGE
INTERLEAGUEPLAY
ASANALTERNATIVE
THRONESENRICOS
AUERRAGESMATH
STRAGGLEDSENTA
SLEETVESTED
RICUNSAFERESE
EMOTESTINTO
PALOSMARESNEST
IGORCENTRENTO
PISTOLARADIOER
INSURANCEBROKER
NEARESTRELATIVE
GREENHOUSEGASES
Until recently, this astounding puzzle held the NYT record for fewest blocks. Joe Krozel tied this record on August 7, 2010 and then beat it on July 27, 2012.
Sat 8/23/2008
PLASTICINEIRAQ
HAVEANIDEAVERB
OBITUARIESYAMS
BOATSCODESSON
ORTODUMBLEDORE
SSETOIESTONIA
RITETWEAK
SAMITSLATERLS
LIRASSURE
ARMLETSTISJAM
SWITCHEROOLOCO
HOYTENAMSOLOS
EMAGWHYAMIHERE
RAGEHOOTENANNY
SNITORNATENESS

Sun 8/24/2008COME FLY WITH ME
LAMBMI5AS1OF4THMAGE
AVERESCTHEDAARIATOM
VENERATEAHYESCILANTRO
CUTALONGTHEDOTTEDLINE
TOYOTAISRAEL
APOSTAPCASAUTO
CULFOLDTHROUGHEACHNOI
CHEROKEEHYDRASPOONFED
LABRATSOILTEARFUL
MENSPAIROFNUMBERSCROW
PADITSELFPALESTLOW
3SETSTADKUMSTEP2
EROICACLEARERBOARDS
IKONHARVESTEURO
INTHEGRIDSEQUENTIALLY
JOEYSEENYPDASSLOES
ANE3RSETSBY2BAH
BODEGASPAPAYASSUCROSE
ULM5AGAINST4POE
PICOASTRTILTWIKI
GOTHROWTHEPAPERAIRPLANE
POORIDEAEATERNOVELLAS
SPREADERDO1INESSAYIST
Mon 8/25/2008
ANTISHINAFAR
MEANSTINTLALA
PACKAPUNCHBRIT
SROLINDAPEEVE
PECKINGORDER
POLICEONT
OMANLAPAZSTP
PICKOFTHELITTER
STYCEDAROLEO
STAAARONS
POCKETCHANGE
UNLITHESSEADO
TEAMPUCKEREDUP
TARPETHELRANT
SLAYNEEDAMES
Tue 8/26/2008
DABSMBASBLASS
UTAHARNOLOCAL
OLDEGOWNULTRA
AMERICANBEAUTY
TNOTECREELARE
BTUOTOTRILLED
SITSALTMPS
CHARLIEHUSTLE
AOLCYDSATE
BUSBOYSSADNCO
ATTSHOOTEMCEE
TOOKTOONESFEET
OPINETERIOLEG
NICERHAILWORE
SASESELALSTAT
Wed 8/27/2008
OMENGLIBSSGTS
FOCIROLLLEONE
FOOTLOOSEUNION
PAWPAWPRINTS
ESKIMOAPOGEE
CANCANOPENER
LEAKSRANGESPA
ANCYROLOSSOON
TSKHAUERLOCKE
TOMTOMTURKEY
ELAYNEENCORE
BONBONVOYAGE
BRIARINAMERICA
ECOLEECRUEDNA
DANTEWEEPRONA
Thu 8/28/2008
CADSCHADCREST
AWOLRAREROYCE
GAZAEGOSICEAX
EYECLAUDIUSTNT
KITEANIGH
SLEEVECRISPER
WAYNESANOOJAI
APESOPRANOUNC
PELELODZSPREE
LISTENSSTAYED
KLEIGPOET
AWEANEYEFORANI
SHIPSBUTTOREO
PEKOEOLEOLEAN
STEERBERNSALS
Fri 8/29/2008
ABCSBATMOBILE
SERINAMESNAMES
CAANORANGEBOWL
OCTUPLETTEND
THEOUTSIDERS
BRUTEEPIPSI
BALSACUBICETS
ALASEASICKTOE
ILKORNOTPIECE
TSECIANORSK
SKELETONKEYS
TATINAVYSEAL
NOTONADAREOGRE
APOLITICALMEDE
PENITENTSERST
Sat 8/30/2008
HEINIECACHEPOT
ARDENTALDAMATO
GOODCHOLESTEROL
MINRERIGEEK
ACTSLOFATREDD
NAFTAMORALRIO
EASTERLECHER
FRENCHONIONSOUP
TALKIEINSITU
LILISAACNASAL
BLIPELGARREPO
KEYLIPIDROW
EBENEZERSCROOGE
PAINPILLHURLER
ARTISTESEMILES

Sun 8/31/2008EXTRA PLAY
GOTEAMLETSATSUREBET
APOLLOISINTOONEBASE
SAYITAINTSOOTNOWORSE
STANCECISCOALDEN
ASTIREATSAORATIONS
IPOSALLOTTHESAMETEY
WARMTHBESAMEARLO
AMYHOAGIEHILTSOFTY
CRYSTALBALLOTCARO
ATARIKOSAHSUNSAVED
LUNACIESRNAACTALONE
ATANENDTIDUMAYENTL
MUCKBIGOTBUSINESS
OSTERNANUNTESTSSSN
ODOMLIAISEAORTAE
JIFSCHOOLMARMOTAERO
ENGRAVERBYRONFITIN
SHOERAESIRLEARNS
SUDSIERLOOTANDBEHOLD
EMOTERSANKARAURANIA
LETSSEEBEEPERGETSBY