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22 Results

5 Shortz Era entries found. Click any date for context. See the dictionary definition.

DateGridClueAuthor
Wednesday, April 24, 201362ASecond-stringersClive Probert
Wednesday, January 26, 20119APlace for scrubsDavid Murchie
Monday, June 30, 20085ANonplayer's spot in the dugoutLynn Lempel
Sunday, October 26, 200388DTake out of the gamePatrick Merrell
Wednesday, March 29, 200011DCATCHERPeter Gordon

1 result for BENCH from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
May 18, 2008diagramless45DPlace for a sidelined playerJon Weems

16 results for BENCH from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Sunday, July 21, 199186DPut on the sidelinesVirginia YatesMaleska
Tuesday, January 31, 198945AGreat catcher for the RedsNorma SteinbergMaleska
Saturday, June 4, 198814DRemove from the gameRichard SilvestriMaleska
Wednesday, July 29, 198712DFormer Reds catcherPeter SwiftMaleska
Thursday, August 2, 198424DJudge's seatBrownMaleska
Monday, December 19, 198333ASub's milieuReidMaleska
Thursday, July 14, 198324DScrubs' perchBette Sue CohenMaleska
Friday, December 23, 197744AThe scrubsRaymond F. EisnerMaleska
Sunday, April 22, 1973129DThe reservesMel RosenWeng
Wednesday, February 7, 19681ATribunal.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, April 18, 196752DPark feature.Helen FasuloFarrar
Tuesday, September 13, 196649ALaw court.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, October 17, 196430DRemove from a game.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, February 18, 196281ALaw court.Lois HillisFarrar
Sunday, February 26, 196134DLaw court.Roberta H. MorseFarrar
Thursday, March 31, 196035AWhere the judge sits.UnknownFarrar