319 puzzles with circles or shaded squares

Some puzzles use circles to identify special boxes in the grid. Here's the complete list.

48 puzzles here have shaded squares in the print version. They appear in most electronic versions with circles instead.

3.9% of all Shortz Era daily puzzles have either circles or shaded squares.

313 from the Shortz Era

DateCountShadeAuthorTitle
Wednesday, August 26, 201520 Ian Livengood
Tuesday, August 25, 201524 John E. Bennett
Monday, August 24, 201516 Lynn Lempel
Wednesday, August 19, 201533 Timothy Polin
Tuesday, August 11, 201516 Jay Kaskel and Daniel Kantor
Monday, August 3, 201515David Steinberg
Sunday, August 2, 201552 Matt GinsbergLITERALLY SPEAKING
Wednesday, July 8, 201518 Ryan Milligan
Wednesday, June 10, 201522Tracy Gray
Monday, June 8, 201552Peter A. Collins
Saturday, June 6, 201512Jason Flinn
Sunday, May 24, 201526 Kevin G. DerA TALE OF MANY CITIES
Tuesday, May 12, 201516 Paul Hunsberger
Sunday, May 10, 201560 Jacob StulbergLITERARY CIRCLES
Wednesday, May 6, 201524 Joe Krozel
Monday, May 4, 201516 Zhouqin Burnikel
Wednesday, April 29, 20156 Daniel Landman
Tuesday, April 28, 201556José Chardiet
Monday, April 13, 20157Alex Silverman
Monday, April 6, 201521 Finn Vigeland
Thursday, March 26, 201525Byron Walden
Wednesday, March 25, 201527Jacob Stulberg
Wednesday, March 11, 201561David Steinberg
Sunday, February 22, 201558Patrick BerryFLIP-FLOPS
Thursday, February 19, 201514Jason Flinn
Monday, February 9, 201520 Lynn Lempel
Sunday, February 8, 201537 Jeremy NewtonMULTIFACETED
Thursday, January 22, 201566Timothy Polin
Wednesday, January 7, 20158 Greg Johnson
Tuesday, December 30, 201432 Jeffrey Wechsler
Tuesday, December 23, 201419 Bruce Haight
Tuesday, December 9, 201430 Paul Hunsberger
Tuesday, December 2, 201466Timothy Polin
Sunday, October 26, 20148 Caleb EmmonsWINNERS' CIRCLE
Tuesday, September 30, 201416 Kyle T. Dolan
Tuesday, September 23, 201424Gerry Wildenberg
Wednesday, September 17, 201413 Zhouqin Burnikel and Don Gagliardo
Tuesday, September 9, 201415 Ed Sessa
Tuesday, August 19, 20142 Sam Buchbinder
Friday, August 15, 201411 Jeff Chen
Monday, July 28, 201418 Tom McCoy
Sunday, July 20, 201418 Eric BerlinMOVING PARTS
Wednesday, July 16, 20149 Daniel Raymon
Sunday, July 13, 20147 Tom McCoyWE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF-EVIDENT
Sunday, July 6, 201414Daniel C. BryantOH, SAY...
Tuesday, June 24, 201425 Heather Valadez
Wednesday, June 11, 20147 Ian Livengood
Wednesday, June 4, 20148 Jim Hilger
Wednesday, May 14, 201413 Victor Barocas
Monday, May 5, 201416 Lynn Lempel
Tuesday, April 22, 201424Ed Sessa
Sunday, April 20, 201416 Elizabeth C. GorskiON WHEELS
Wednesday, April 9, 201424John E. Bennett
Tuesday, April 1, 20145 Andrew Reynolds
Sunday, March 30, 20144 Peter A. CollinsMUSICAL INTERPRETATION
Sunday, March 23, 20149 Ian LivengoodBRIGHT IDEAS
Sunday, March 16, 20148 Jeremy NewtonIT'S BETTER THIS WAY
Thursday, February 20, 201452Zhouqin Burnikel and Don Gagliardo
Sunday, February 9, 201447Charles M. DeberIT WAS 50 YEARS AGO TODAY
Sunday, February 2, 20147 Dick Shlakman and Jeff ChenTOIL AND TROUBLE
Thursday, January 30, 20141 Dan Schoenholz
Wednesday, January 29, 201412 Michael Black
Wednesday, January 22, 201411 Jared Banta
Sunday, January 5, 201476Alan DerKazarianCLUED IN
Sunday, December 29, 20139 Joel FaglianoTAKE A BREAK
Wednesday, December 25, 201324Jacob Stulberg
Sunday, December 22, 201321 Elizabeth C. GorskiGOOD ONE!
Saturday, December 21, 201372Todd Gross and David Steinberg
Sunday, December 8, 201324 Patrick BerryTWO OUTS
Wednesday, November 20, 201313 Peter A. Collins
Tuesday, November 19, 201325 David J. Kahn
Sunday, October 27, 201349 Brendan Emmett QuigleyWHO'S LEFT?
Sunday, October 20, 201326 Elizabeth C. GorskiCOUNTRY ROAD
Sunday, October 13, 20138 Jeff ChenTAKEN TO TASK
Tuesday, September 24, 20132 Kevin Christian
Tuesday, September 17, 201316 Peter A. Collins
Wednesday, September 11, 201320 Patrick Blindauer
Thursday, August 15, 20135 Jeff Chen
Thursday, August 1, 201331Timothy Polin
Sunday, July 28, 201321Andrew ReynoldsFAST WORK
Monday, July 22, 20132 Ian Livengood
Thursday, July 18, 201328Todd Gross and David Steinberg
Wednesday, July 3, 201322Pamela Klawitter
Sunday, June 16, 20135 Mel RosenQUESTION BOX
Sunday, June 9, 201319 Elizabeth C. GorskiFAST ONE
Tuesday, June 4, 201329Kristian House
Thursday, May 23, 201315 David Levinson Wilk
Tuesday, May 7, 201327 Jeff Chen
Wednesday, May 1, 201324 Paula Gamache
Thursday, April 4, 201340 Corey Rubin
Wednesday, March 27, 201316 David J. Kahn
Tuesday, March 12, 201323 Bruce Sutphin and Neville Fogarty
Wednesday, February 20, 20134 John Farmer
Wednesday, February 6, 201328 Peter A. Collins
Wednesday, January 2, 201344 David Steinberg
Tuesday, December 25, 201215 Ellen Leuschner and Victor Fleming
Sunday, December 23, 201266 Joe DiPietroBYWORDS
Thursday, November 15, 20126 Andrew Reynolds
Tuesday, November 6, 201220 Erik Agard
Tuesday, October 30, 201245 Alex Vratsanos
Thursday, October 25, 20126 Caleb Rasmussen
Wednesday, October 17, 201232 Peter Koetters
Thursday, October 4, 20127 Bill Thompson
Wednesday, September 26, 201211 Peter A. Collins
Tuesday, September 25, 20126Ian Livengood
Tuesday, September 18, 201229Andrew Reynolds
Sunday, September 16, 201219 David Steinberg and Barry HaldimanA GIANT CROSSWORD
Wednesday, August 15, 201224 Elizabeth C. Gorski
Monday, July 23, 201217 Lynn Lempel
Tuesday, July 17, 201218 Peter A. Collins
Wednesday, July 4, 20122 Caleb Madison
Monday, June 18, 201215 Peter A. Collins
Sunday, June 10, 201246 Xan VongsathornGETTING AROUND
Thursday, June 7, 20128 Joe Krozel
Tuesday, May 29, 20127 Daniel A. Finan
Tuesday, May 22, 201224Kyle T. Dolan
Thursday, May 10, 201224 Jules P. Markey
Tuesday, April 24, 201215 Adam G. Perl
Wednesday, April 18, 201240 Steven Riley
Tuesday, April 17, 20125 Milo Beckman
Sunday, April 15, 20128Kevin G. DerGRID IRON
Sunday, April 8, 201229 Daniel A. FinanIN-NUENDOS
Tuesday, March 27, 201228Todd McClary
Wednesday, March 7, 201220 Elizabeth C. Gorski
Monday, March 5, 201219 Mike Nothnagel
Wednesday, February 15, 201215Peter A. Collins
Wednesday, February 1, 201210 Elizabeth C. Gorski
Wednesday, January 25, 20124 Gareth Bain
Tuesday, January 17, 201218 Elizabeth A. Long
Sunday, January 15, 201234 Finn VigelandWEATHER REPORT
Thursday, December 29, 20117 David Steinberg
Sunday, December 25, 201126 Elizabeth C. GorskiAIN'T HE SWEET?
Thursday, December 8, 201110 Daniel A. Finan
Sunday, November 27, 2011184Jeff ChenYIN/YANG
Sunday, November 20, 20119 Trip PayneFIGURE IT OUT
Sunday, October 16, 201138Joel FaglianoGETTING IN SHAPE
Tuesday, October 4, 201124 Dan Feyer
Sunday, October 2, 201120Eric BerlinMASQUERADE
Thursday, September 29, 20114 Ben Fish
Wednesday, September 21, 201116 Peter A. Collins
Thursday, September 8, 201123 Matt Ginsberg and Pete Muller
Thursday, August 25, 201136Patrick Blindauer & Francis Heaney
Tuesday, August 16, 201116David Steinberg
Sunday, July 31, 201141 Pamela KlawitterSEPARATE CHECKS
Sunday, July 17, 201110 Daniel A. FinanTHE END IS IN SIGHT
Sunday, July 10, 20118 Ben Pall and David KahnBODY ENHANCEMENT
Sunday, July 3, 201126 Pete MullerMY TREAT
Monday, June 27, 201116 Joseph Samulak
Sunday, May 29, 201116 Jeremy Newton and Tony OrbachYOU'LL GET THROUGH THIS
Wednesday, May 25, 201114 Jeff Dubner
Tuesday, May 17, 201116John Farmer
Wednesday, May 11, 201111 Jonah Kagan
Thursday, April 14, 20118 Pete Muller
Tuesday, April 5, 201116 E. J. Masicampo
Sunday, March 27, 201112 Kevin G. DerGET READY TO ROLL
Thursday, March 24, 20114 Ian Livengood
Tuesday, March 22, 201132 Albert R. Picallo
Tuesday, March 15, 201115 Jeremy Newton
Wednesday, March 9, 20114 Peter A. Collins
Tuesday, February 1, 201120 Ron and Nancy Byron
Monday, January 10, 201115 James Tuttle
Thursday, January 6, 20114Mike Nothnagel
Friday, December 24, 20105 Jay Kaskel and Daniel Kantor
Wednesday, November 24, 20108 Allan E. Parrish
Wednesday, November 17, 201010Robert W. Harris
Tuesday, November 16, 201030 Ian Livengood
Tuesday, November 9, 201027 Daniel A. Finan
Sunday, October 31, 201018 Elizabeth C. GorskiFANGS FOR THE MEMORY
Sunday, September 26, 201035 Pamela Amick KlawitterLOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Thursday, September 23, 201012 David J. Kahn
Thursday, September 16, 20105 Joey Weissbrot, Brown University '11
Tuesday, September 14, 201019 Eshan Mitra, Brown University '12
Sunday, August 8, 201024 Pam Klawitter3 X 8
Thursday, August 5, 201024 Gary J. Whitehead
Tuesday, July 13, 201017 Peter A. Collins
Thursday, June 3, 20104 Elizabeth C. Gorski
Monday, May 24, 201030 Bob Johnson
Wednesday, May 12, 201037Pete Muller
Sunday, May 9, 201015 Elizabeth C. GorskiMS. CONCEPTIONS
Tuesday, April 27, 201030 Oliver Hill
Sunday, April 25, 20107 Elizabeth C. GorskiMONUMENTAL ACHIEVEMENT
Wednesday, April 21, 201026 Peter A. Collins
Wednesday, April 14, 201025 Jonah Kagan
Wednesday, March 31, 201022 Chuck Deodene
Wednesday, March 24, 201011 Peter A. Collins
Thursday, March 18, 20101 Daniel A. Finan
Thursday, March 11, 20106 John Farmer
Sunday, March 7, 201034 Tony Orbach and Patrick BlindauerCOME TO ORDER
Tuesday, February 23, 201035Joanne Sullivan
Wednesday, February 17, 201012 Elizabeth A. Long
Monday, January 25, 201024 Holden Baker
Sunday, January 24, 2010120David Kwong and Kevan ChosetABRIDGED EDITION
Tuesday, January 19, 201017 Zoe Wheeler
Sunday, December 27, 200916 Elizabeth C. GorskiTOASTING THE NEW YEAR
Sunday, December 13, 200944Mike ShenkSOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION
Wednesday, December 9, 200920 Peter A. Collins
Monday, November 23, 200919 Ben Pall
Sunday, November 15, 200914 Elizabeth C. GorskiMAN OF MANY WORDS
Tuesday, October 27, 200916 Chuck Deodene
Tuesday, October 20, 200920 Gary Cee
Wednesday, October 7, 200920 Tim Wescott
Wednesday, September 30, 20099 Kevin G. Der
Wednesday, September 2, 20098 Jim Hyres
Thursday, August 27, 200928 Derek Bowman
Wednesday, August 19, 200918 Peter A. Collins
Wednesday, July 29, 200926 Tim Wescott
Sunday, June 28, 200949 Barry C. SilkSECRET INGREDIENTS
Wednesday, June 17, 200936 Peter A. Collins and Joe Krozel
Thursday, June 11, 200912 Alex Boisvert
Sunday, June 7, 20097 Jeremy NewtonSHIFTY BUSINESS
Thursday, June 4, 200928 Peter A. Collins and Joe Krozel
Monday, May 25, 20099 Peter A. Collins
Sunday, May 24, 200916 Elizabeth C. GorskiPERPETUAL MOTION
Sunday, May 3, 200944 Caleb MadisonA STATELY GARDEN
Wednesday, April 22, 20099 Daniel A. Finan
Tuesday, April 14, 200921 Barry Boone
Sunday, April 12, 200940 Eric BerlinFITTING WORDS
Tuesday, January 20, 20098 Tim Wescott
Tuesday, January 13, 200916 Daniel Kantor and Jay Kaskel
Sunday, January 11, 200928 David J. KahnMAKING HISTORY
Wednesday, December 31, 200816 Tim Wescott
Sunday, December 28, 2008160Patrick BerryGOING AROUND IN CIRCLES
Wednesday, December 17, 20085 John Farmer
Wednesday, December 10, 200836Joe Krozel
Thursday, November 27, 200834 Patrick Berry
Sunday, November 23, 200818 David J. KahnPICTURE THIS
Thursday, November 13, 20083 Allan E. Parrish
Thursday, November 6, 200813 Jeremy Newton
Tuesday, October 14, 200830 Lucy Gardner Anderson
Wednesday, October 8, 200816 Peter A. Collins
Monday, October 6, 200812 Patrick Blindauer
Wednesday, October 1, 200812 Barry Boone
Monday, September 22, 200821 Peter A. Collins
Thursday, September 18, 200815 Mike Nothnagel
Thursday, September 11, 20085 Caleb Madison
Wednesday, September 10, 200822 Lucas Gaviotis Whitestone
Thursday, August 14, 20085 Damon J. Gulczynski
Sunday, August 10, 200834 Will NedigerINSIDE JOKES
Wednesday, July 30, 200811 Elizabeth A. Long
Wednesday, July 23, 200857 Henry Quillen
Sunday, July 20, 200834 Barry C. SilkACROSS THE BOARD
Monday, July 7, 200820 Bob Klahn
Monday, June 30, 200815 Lynn Lempel
Sunday, May 25, 20087 Elizabeth C. GorskiSPY GLASS
Tuesday, May 6, 200812 Gary J. Whitehead
Sunday, April 20, 200847 John FarmerSPACED OUT
Sunday, March 30, 200859 Paula GamacheMIXED FEELINGS
Sunday, February 24, 200837 Nancy Nicholson JolineWINNERS’ CIRCLES
Thursday, February 21, 200824 Peter A. Collins
Thursday, January 31, 200831 Paula Gamache
Sunday, January 20, 200812 Natan LastTRIANGULATION
Wednesday, January 9, 200821 John Farmer
Sunday, December 30, 200716 Elizabeth C. GorskiWINTER FIGURE
Monday, October 22, 200710 Lynn Lempel
Monday, September 10, 200716 Edward M Sessa
Sunday, August 26, 200738 Andrew M. Greene and Craig KasperGETTING AHEAD
Thursday, July 19, 20075 David J. Kahn
Monday, July 9, 200724 Peter A. Collins
Monday, July 2, 200719 Peter A. Collins
Sunday, July 1, 200728 Nancy Salomon and Bill ZaisDIAMOND JUBILEE
Sunday, June 24, 200733 Eric BerlinNO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY
Wednesday, June 20, 200720 Bonnie L. Gentry and Victor Fleming
Wednesday, May 16, 20079 Patrick Blindauer
Tuesday, May 1, 200733 Courtenay Crocker and Nancy Salomon
Wednesday, April 25, 200726 John Farmer
Monday, February 26, 200718 Peter A. Collins
Sunday, January 7, 200731 Ashish VengsarkarSPELLCHECK
Sunday, November 12, 200644 Patrick BerryLOOK INSIDE
Tuesday, September 12, 200630 James R. Leeds
Friday, August 18, 200612 Joe DiPietro
Thursday, July 13, 20065 Manny Nosowsky
Sunday, June 25, 200640 Jim PageKEEPING COMPANY
Sunday, May 14, 20066 Patrick BerryTRAVELING IN CIRCLES
Sunday, January 22, 200621 George Barany and Michael ShteymanTHE SOUND OF MUSIC
Thursday, November 24, 20054 Michael Shteyman
Thursday, November 3, 200529 Byron Walden
Sunday, July 17, 200516 David J. KahnCELEBRATION
Thursday, May 26, 20059 David J. Kahn
Sunday, January 30, 2005104Derrick NiedermanSMOOTH MOVE
Thursday, December 30, 20043 Kyle Mahowald
Sunday, December 5, 200423 David J. KahnFROM THE PRESIDENTIAL RECORD BOOKS
Monday, October 18, 200417 Steve Kahn
Wednesday, October 13, 200411 Patrick Merrell
Thursday, September 2, 20048 David J. Kahn
Wednesday, May 12, 20044 Allan E. Parrish
Tuesday, May 4, 200415 Eric Berlin
Sunday, May 2, 200457 Derrick NiedermanSELF-DEFINING
Sunday, April 11, 200416 Patrick MerrellWE'RE #2!
Thursday, March 4, 20041 Patrick Merrell
Tuesday, January 20, 200424 Eric Berlin
Sunday, December 14, 200326 Elizabeth C. GorskiBRANCHING OUT
Thursday, May 8, 200311 Elizabeth C. Gorski
Monday, April 28, 20038 Jim Hyres
Wednesday, March 5, 20039 Tyler Hinman
Sunday, January 12, 200361 Patrick BerryHALF AND HALF
Thursday, December 26, 20027 Cathy Millhauser
Sunday, October 13, 200238 Elizabeth C. GorskiDOWNWARD SPIRAL
Monday, April 16, 200112 Peter Gordon
Sunday, January 28, 200134 Jim PageNATURE CALLS
Sunday, December 31, 20009 Elizabeth C. GorskiMAKING A FACE
Sunday, December 24, 200028 Bill ZaisCHRISTMAS PLAY
Tuesday, October 31, 200013 Bill Zais
Sunday, September 3, 20005 David J. KahnWHO WANTS TO BE A QUIZ SHOW CONTESTANT?
Wednesday, July 26, 200021 William I. Johnston
Sunday, February 13, 200026 Bill ZaisGROOVY KIND OF LOVE
Wednesday, September 15, 199910 Thomas W. Schier
Wednesday, February 3, 199917 Glenn E. Sykes
Sunday, November 1, 199860 Robert MalinowINSIDERS
Sunday, March 29, 199813 Robert H. WolfeTWO BY THIRTEEN
Sunday, May 11, 199743 Nancy Nicholson JolineINFESTED!
Tuesday, April 1, 19973 Patrick Jordan
Wednesday, September 28, 199416 Robert Zimmerman
Sunday, April 3, 199412 Ernie FurtadoMYSTERY THEME

6 pre-Shortz puzzles with circles

DateCountAuthorEditorTitle
Saturday, July 13, 198529Ernst TheimerMaleska
Saturday, January 5, 198515Kenneth HaxtonMaleska
Saturday, December 22, 198415Kenneth HaxtonMaleska
Monday, April 24, 197815Jordan S. LasherMaleska
Sunday, April 16, 197854Jeanette K. BrillMaleskaCIRCLES IN THE SQUARE
Sunday, April 25, 197647Eugene T. MaleskaWengENCIRCLED WISDOM