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Puzzles for September, 2004
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Wed 9/1/2004
INLAWALFAPOLE
NOOSEBORERHEA
FELTINONESBONES
OLLAEDGEIVORY
ROHELUKE
JUSTDISCOVERED
OSTEOAVEBRED
HUAMACLEANATE
NATSRAEEPSOM
LETTERBEFOREXI
RASPLINO
STRAWODINPOPS
CROSSWORDSTAPLE
AILSELIEONEAL
MOLETSPSMESTA
Thu 9/2/2004
MATOLOFAPRON
ATESAMOALOONY
RONSINGLEPLACE
INAMERICAWHERE
SEMIIDEAS
NIPATISIS
BEAUTYCONTEST
NORIPOANOWHY
THEAMAZINMETS
HOWLSTYLE
LAVALRYES
FOURSTATESMEET
FOURCORNERSALA
RAZEDADMITSEC
ILOSESACSTRY
Fri 9/3/2004
ARCHBATTERGAP
MALEURSULAAVA
AGEDSEABISCUIT
STAGHARMHOGAN
SINEWYSACMUTE
EMERITINAPPIES
DERTABSTRENDS
WHIMSICAL
RACHELASHYDAS
ADHERESMAEWEST
DUALDAHFRAPPE
ILIADTAPESLIP
CANNERYROWTORI
ATELORENZERIN
LEDLOSSESDENS
Sat 9/4/2004
ABELARDREDIAL
CAMEDUECAYENNE
ALIBABAAGELONG
CARAMELMUSICAL
INANASIDELUBE
ACTONNERDALES
SEENTOMARSHALS
LACESUP
APPLYFORMARCEL
SHEASMOGCEASE
PARTBLACKANTS
ERITREARALLIES
CAGIESTBRITTLE
TOECAPSENNOBLE
SHEEDYDEGREES
Sun 9/5/2004AT THE COMPANY PICNIC
NATOITHACAENSRENT
OLINMARCOSHOTELMAID
MEMORYCHIPSSTEPSOVER
STEREODEADRAEABA
GADBUSHDOCUMENTJAM
SURREALTOMSAHORA
STOCKMARKETDIPLGA
LABREABATAANRAGTIME
ARIADNEALSRECESSED
WASPSCOTCHTAPEROLLS
DITTOOKAYS
COMPUTERFREEZESGATE
BROODERSERATIRADES
SIMMERSTWISTSCOMEAT
PDSTHREEHOLEPUNCH
ATYOUHEROSUREBET
FOAMPEANUTSTAUTGAP
LOCTBAEASTCOURSE
ABHORRENTSHRINKWRAPS
CATTREATSHEARSENICK
DSCSSSEASPECTSLAY
Mon 9/6/2004
STEPSONTHELOOP
TAXRATENICEONE
EXPECTANTMOTHER
RILEETESLOT
IWONROWDYLAVE
LADEBOAILES
EYEDBRONXPART
LEROI
PATHAUNTSLEAR
ASEAINBAXLE
TINSREADSLIDO
ESTDBAPAGER
LABORDAYWEEKEND
LIENORSENTENTE
ADDEDUPSTARTER
Tue 9/7/2004
SONICHOLMIRES
ERICHERIENOAH
WAKEISLANDNAVE
ORESCITAPERED
NESTEATYLER
ELLERSOCKET
DOWNDRAWNINAS
IRONSOFASROSA
SCRIPOFANCBER
KANSASICALL
CYNICPAELLA
DEPOSITOARAIM
ESAUPAWNTICKET
STIRELEEARENO
KENTRYESTORSO
Wed 9/8/2004
ONANBINGBYFAR
NOMOISEEEARLY
ALITGARRSMOTE
ITSNOTYOUITSME
RESOLENOB
WENEEDTOTALK
LPSSTAGAYEAYE
EROSRAGERLE
NOFUSSDAMNPEP
IWANTMYSPACE
DOADALLAS
WEVEGROWNAPART
BACONRHEEACNE
ECOLIONESSEAN
DONTSWOKSORZO
Thu 9/9/2004
BLOTCALMSMOTH
BECKUBOATECHO
KATTSPAUSETHEN
INASNITSWOOSH
NOVEDERNOTUP
GNOMEREACTALP
IZEDWIELKS
BAERSCLAUSE
SPYSMOOOPT
NORPAWATSHAWL
OLDIETREEPHI
ESPRITONTOPOF
NCAACROWESFEAT
PAYSBUYERFAME
RTESMELLOSLID
Fri 9/10/2004
IMOFFCANVAS
RADIANCONCERT
IVERSONLASORDA
SETSTHEPACEHEN
NOTWITHITFONZ
POTTERPLENA
MERTONREEVES
HARKENMINXES
CAUSERJUSTIN
ARDORBELOIT
TMANHADITMADE
TODMINISTERIAL
INAPOKEHONIARA
SIMILESSTALLS
HASPEDONSET
Sat 9/11/2004
MONTEZUMASCUBA
ANYDAYNOWKAZOO
CONSUMINGININK
ANEUNKEMPT
WEXFORDEMPIRES
LUGERDELANO
APTERYXESDEVON
REHEMESOOVETA
ANITADELIVERER
BISONSTONER
SNIFFLEPARSECS
FLYLEAFCOP
OTTOIMARLSTONE
SEWONESTATELAW
SCOTTRESTRAINS
Sun 9/12/2004FURNISHING TOUCHES
BATARRANTESTERATRA
EPAGUINEACORGITHEN
ROCKETLAWNCHAIRSMELT
ELKETELADOPTEEODIE
FLOPPYDESKSSOTSINC
TONTOCPANUNSMCVIE
LOFTYSODSGARAND
AFFIXESACTSARRANGE
SLUICEDSPATBIOTIC
COTTENCUPBOARDWAGONS
OHOCALLBOXESMIA
WANTTOMAKEABEDFRIEND
TOOKONGRADGUARDED
STORMINLADDSASHAYS
PARSEEGATSRULER
EXPOSCONELAMANSEL
ATECLODSOFASCHOICE
KIDSREDFLAGTAOEEKS
STOPENJOYYOURSHELVES
OLEOSCORNUTAHANERE
FESTTHEMETENANTSTE
Mon 9/13/2004
PLOPNCOAPPLE
RIPAKOOLGLEAM
ESAULEADRELIT
PALLMALLZEAL
VATSLEEGTO
RAPIDSANDIRON
EMIACTORRAMS
POLLTHEAUDIENCE
EELSSTEADTAT
ABOUNDSBEASTS
LAWAAATBAR
TRIMPULLOVER
AVAILNUDEMAYO
WILDEIZODAMEX
LAKERTORSPRY
Tue 9/14/2004
PEZEDGYPOWWOW
ECOTALEIDOIDO
CHOWCHOWTERROR
SOSALASSSERF
CHITELSE
TAKEASOLEMNVOW
BOSOXWINEANA
ARKAMONGSTSLR
TSEGOREASCOT
HOWNOWBROWNCOW
ANNEBEAR
MAIMDALIUFOS
ASSESSHIGHBROW
STAIRSAGHAEPA
KOWTOWBETHESP
Wed 9/15/2004
CRISPDAHLTADS
SANTAAREAOREL
ANTECEDENTWILE
HESTONEMIGRE
OPEDDEALWITHIT
OATLSDVONTOY
PLUTODIRGE
BETTEMIDLER
KURTZELAND
GRRSACWADICE
RAISESHEEPSNOW
AMBUSHLAPSED
SPARCALLTOARMS
SELFALITFLOOR
ODDSNASHTYPEA
Thu 9/16/2004
BETHSACKSARA
ARIEASHEACNED
HRRYCHPINMANSE
ISOBARCOMPLETE
ADAMALPH
COMBSTRIKETSE
OKAYSEINESHUL
SIRTHTSTHTWAD
METORNERYRAVE
OSHSPANOLAYER
GATESCOW
AIRLANESONDECK
STAIDCHRLIECHN
ITHCAONEDAHME
SOMELESSLOPE
Fri 9/17/2004
DEADSPOTPHELPS
RADIALLYOOLALA
ARISTIDEKUDROW
GLORIESBISECTS
SONSTUNER
ARABYKINGSMTV
SEMISEEIFICARE
THINKINGOUTLOUD
RAGGEDYANNETNA
ABOREAMSMASKS
BORNEFINE
ARIOSOSBORSTAL
LABREAAIRROUTE
ISLANDRECOUNTS
APEXESINERTGAS
Sat 9/18/2004
FOOTRUBCBRADIO
IMPROVEILOVELA
LIEABEDVOTEFOR
MGRBALTICSICS
SOARSAHLCAM
ESTESMALELINE
THEGAPTARGETON
GLASSWARE
ONPATROLSERAPE
NOSETHISGAMAY
AMAEFTSTELE
LINDSLEEPSMAW
ENDEDUPRULEONE
REQUIEMEROTICA
TESTATESNEERER
Sun 9/19/2004I.E., NOT I
RASTASBASHEDBREAKUP
ALLOUTILLINIREDTAPE
GLINDAGMINORIMEANIT
GENEINABOTTLEBINDS
ELKSLENSEXADD
DEYSOUNDBARRERCASIO
FIRMAWAREPASCAL
BADEGGSSCANSILLWILL
ALIENSSTOICARAFAT
TONTOPEINTHESKYNYPD
CNNRERUNAHEADCHE
HEELJUSTMARREDETHAN
RAVENSOPALSBAREST
SEARACECRAZYCARAFES
WINGITBRACERUMP
ARDENSOILEDSUEMETSE
PEALIPTNTDATA
MADAMBEDTIMESTORES
IHOPESOAREOLAHUNGRY
CAVEMENLOCALSATHENA
EYESORETSKTSKQUOTAS
Mon 9/20/2004
SAILELEVLOGAN
MULELOBEIVANA
ELLADEANVALET
LAIDDOWNTHELAW
TINEREIAN
STIGMAOLDWEAK
EUDORAHORDE
POWEROFATTORNEY
ANISEFLEETS
NONECCSATEASE
APEDRUMTA
COPSANDROBBERS
LOPESTOESALIT
OCALAEDGERIPE
SALTYROSSBAER
Tue 9/21/2004
COMATBILLBLAB
ADAMOLLIELOSE
TINALOUISEANTE
SEXOTRAIDEAS
BOBDENVER
BOOHOORIIS
ELIACEASEBAA
GILLIGANSISLAND
SOYMARGEOLDE
MARTPANDAS
JIMBACKUS
FAUNSLESEAAA
IMINALANHALEJR
TACOHORDEARAT
STEWSTOODDORY

At this point I was only making one a year, if that. I hadn't started thinking of myself as a constructor yet. Simply a solver who had ideas from time to time. But I loved coming up with themes, which TV Guide didn't care about. GILLIGANSISLAND was a perfect 15 across and I started putting in character names and some of the actors real names. Will said "All character names or all real names, no mixing. Again, I was flabbergasted by the synchronicity of FOUR of the actors having complementary lengths! TINALOUISE/ALANHALEJR (The Jr was a slight fudge, but that IS how he's credited) JIMBACKUS/BOBDENVER. I felt bad about having to leave out the Professor and Mary Ann (not to mention Mrs. Howell) but even on the show the first few years they were just "And the rest..."!

This was my first experience of having five theme answers, as I used to think just in threes, preferably all 15s going straight across. Actually I still do!

Wed 9/22/2004
ALFAELBOWSHAM
TARSREECEHATE
KNEWNIGHTCOURT
ADEALSIRARTIE
MANOFNEWSTEPS
ZIGPENNEEL
ONERROILSIFSO
LENARUNATSONS
ASTIANGIETOOL
NCRORNOTWO
MISCHIEFDRIFT
OMAHACFOGRAIL
WATERGLASSAURA
ERICSALSANLER
RINKATLASITSA
Thu 9/23/2004
ISNOREAMSARLO
STANLEYCUPSEEN
ERUTUFEHTOTKCAB
TIRESARATRA
PRIMERSTEPSONS
RACESSHEPASSE
ONAATEBEG
LLACERLATOT
OPTBETHBO
ASCIIPETSARAH
CLOSESETLAGERS
TEMCCSCOCOA
IDEJEHTFONRUTER
OGREMEATEATERS
NESTORDERINAT
Fri 9/24/2004
CASSOWARIES
BITTERENEMIES
PERMANENTMAGNET
RECORDTOUCHIER
OFUSECONSTOPE
DUSTWAVYKIRIN
SPYAIDEDOESNT
ILLYRIANS
MAMMALTRIGPAM
IMAMSWHOSVISA
MIROCAENRIGGS
ENABLERSHEREAT
SOCIALDIRECTORS
RALLIEDAROUND
SEAANEMONES
Sat 9/25/2004
LIBYANSWIPESAT
AREOLEAEROPERU
PERKEDGRANITES
INNERSSENDCASH
DEALTISP
ADDSNADACOOPT
RUEMERINGUEPIE
INTHEMEDIUMTERM
ANTAGONISTSRAP
NEEDAONESMATT
AHAPORES
LESSENEDBITOFF
ETHERIZEAXILLA
GREATMENCAVEAT
SELTZERSKRESGE
Sun 9/26/2004OVERHEARD IN UNDERGROUND NEW YORK
AJARILSATWIGALASKA
SAGANOTIHONELAPELS
TROTFOURTEENTHSTREET
AGREEONPERWOOSHER
ROADSLOSESBIGRENO
NEXTSTOPTIMESSQUARE
RIOTSSUREANNEX
IMEANITINREKNIT
STANDCLEAROFTHEDOORS
LARVAELILBEANOIL
ALLYGOESOFFONTORO
BIOSCARCOEACUMEN
ANOTHERTRAINISCOMING
PEALWILLLOTUSES
ACRIDFIGSTENOR
TRANSFERHEREFORTHEA
BAYHILLTREATTELLY
ITOPERTVIMOFVALUE
KINDLYSTEPINSIDEDIMS
EMINORIMACUVEATONE
DECADEPUREPESTOTIS
Mon 9/27/2004
STEMSTABCEDAR
SOURHEROALIVE
TERMERGONAKED
SOONERORLATER
MONOORE
RAMVARSITYGPA
ATONEANTFRAN
DOUBLEORNOTHING
ILSAPODOATER
OLEACHIESTSLY
GTONEED
FEASTORFAMINE
ALEUTPOOLTOBE
LONGUELLESNAG
KEYEDREDDYOYO
Tue 9/28/2004
SELFCACTIBRAT
ESAUALIENRAMA
ASINTEARSODES
LODGEACOMPLAINT
ILLIODIDE
AGOSOBORB
COTTAGECHEESE
EDIEAAAOMSK
CABINPRESSURE
USSALASIN
ETHICSEGO
SHACKUPTOGETHER
SISIELENATIDE
ANTERERANETTU
YEARSAINTRSVP
Wed 9/29/2004
ASIANWIFEASIS
LONGAITERGIVE
TBARSNOLOONYX
HEWASAGOODEGG
OREALSNEHASS
HUMPTYDUMPTY
ACTIAAADOORS
GAWKSNIDEPRAT
GRIEGLUIUEYS
ITCRACKSMEUP
EEEBOAPINTAG
THEOVALOFFICE
AMOIINRIURBAN
OILSNEONREESE
LADSGROGLYRES
Thu 9/30/2004
SAGESORTLARVA
IDOLPTUIONAIR
RAPSCIONSBANDS
LEANACHLEO
CHAWEATHERBOON
LACSTPCHAWS
AHEMNEPHEW
DASCHEERLEADERS
ROMANASPEW
ATARINNEINA
ABSENTEEBOTCOT
NIKSNLWEEP
IDTAGALLISLOST
TESLACEESBERN
ASKEDTREEATON