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27 Shortz Era entries found. Click any date for context. Repeated clues show (number of Shortz Era occurrences).

DateGridClueAuthor
Sunday, June 9, 201370DSome dictators' proclamationsElizabeth C. Gorski
Saturday, May 25, 201318ABlacks out (2)David Steinberg
Wednesday, August 25, 201026DProhibitionsClive Probert
Thursday, February 4, 201031DBlacks out (2)Matt Ginsberg
Thursday, June 18, 200925DMost of the Ten Commandments, basicallyPatrick Blindauer
Tuesday, May 27, 200847AMakes verboten (2)Adam G. Perl
Monday, March 17, 200814AOutlaws (5)C. W. Stewart
Sunday, April 9, 2006103AEmbargoes (2)Paula Gamache
Sunday, October 30, 200528AInterdictsMaxwell H. D. Johnson Jr.
Monday, May 24, 200423AOutlaws (5)Frederick J. Healy
Sunday, April 11, 200474DMakes impossiblePatrick Merrell
Wednesday, March 17, 20047AProhibits (4)A. J. Santora
Saturday, December 21, 200255DDeclares off-limitsJames E. Buell
Monday, August 19, 20027DOutlaws (5)Lynn Lempel
Wednesday, July 3, 20026DMakes verboten (2)Peter Gordon
Wednesday, March 27, 20025AProhibits (4)Sarah Keller
Monday, November 26, 200156AOutlaws (5)Bette Sue Cohen
Tuesday, January 5, 199941ARules outLyell Rodieck
Sunday, December 14, 199751AEmbargoes (2)Nancy Salomon
Monday, January 27, 199718DProhibits (4)F. Piscop
Saturday, November 30, 199619ASome diktatsR. Norris
Monday, March 11, 199664AForbids (2)R. Zimmerman
Monday, January 29, 19961AExcommunicates (2)G. Paul
Sunday, June 11, 199526AExcommunicates (2)Coral Amende
Saturday, April 1, 199510AOutlaws (5)Fred Piscop
Wednesday, January 11, 199566AProhibits (4)Stanley B. Whitten
Monday, March 28, 199438DForbids (2)William P. Baxley

38 results for BANS from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Wednesday, November 25, 199231AProhibitsPeter GordonMaleska
Friday, February 21, 19921DForbidsRobert KatzMaleska
Monday, September 2, 199123AOutlawsPeter SwiftMaleska
Sunday, November 4, 19901AProhibitsFrances HansenMaleska
Sunday, February 7, 19885DProhibitsRalph G. BeamanMaleska
Wednesday, December 9, 198766AForbidsWilliam CanineMaleska
Friday, August 7, 19871AForbidsMark DiehlMaleska
Monday, May 26, 198651AProhibitsH. Hastings ReddallMaleska
Monday, September 2, 198556DProhibitsAlfio MicciMaleska
Wednesday, August 28, 198561AOutlawsPeter SwiftMaleska
Thursday, December 13, 198425ATaboosRhonda KrausMaleska
Friday, December 17, 198218AProhibitionsJohn GreenmanMaleska
Monday, June 14, 198217DProhibitsKatherine GouldMaleska
Sunday, November 16, 198051AProscribesAlfio MicciMaleska
Monday, January 21, 198013DProhibitsBrumbauchMaleska
Thursday, November 16, 19789AInterdictsHerb L. RisteenMaleska
Sunday, August 6, 19781DInterdictsJoseph La FauciMaleska
Monday, October 17, 197758AInterdictsHerb L. RisteenMaleska
Saturday, July 26, 197510DForbidsElaine D. SchorrWeng
Monday, July 7, 19757DForbidsJohn FinchWeng
Monday, May 5, 197539AOutlawsMcAulayWeng
Tuesday, December 31, 197410DProscribesPageWeng
Saturday, April 6, 197448ATaboosHarriet Gilson RosenbergWeng
Monday, April 9, 197337AProhibitsUnknownWeng
Sunday, December 12, 197178DAnathemasEdward J. O'BrienWeng
Sunday, July 25, 197174DProhibitsMary Ann CodeWeng
Monday, January 25, 197151DProhibitsUnknownWeng
Sunday, June 15, 196932AProhibitsJohn D. OwensWeng
Sunday, April 13, 196992DInjunctionsPeter E. PriceWeng
Sunday, March 24, 196877DSays no.Emanuel BergFarrar
Saturday, March 4, 196755DForbids.Manny MillerFarrar
Thursday, January 13, 19661DInterdictions.UnknownFarrar
Monday, August 2, 196564AProhibits.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, October 1, 196426AForbids.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, November 17, 1963130DForbids.A. J. SantoraFarrar
Sunday, November 26, 196179AProhibits.Stephanie CaruanaFarrar
Saturday, August 26, 19613DForbids.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, September 12, 195933AForbids.UnknownFarrar