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11 Results

6 Shortz Era entries found. Click any date for context. Repeated clues show (number of Shortz Era occurrences). See the dictionary definition.

DateGridClueAuthor
Tuesday, January 5, 201042AHold tight (2)C. W. Stewart
Tuesday, May 13, 200851DGrip tightlyCaleb Madison
Sunday, September 12, 200480DGrip firmlyPatrick Berry
Sunday, August 26, 200185DHold tight (2)Richard Silvestri
Sunday, May 14, 200092ABear hugBill Zais and Nancy Salomon
Sunday, July 24, 199423AGet a grip onMatt Gaffney

5 results for CLENCH from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Friday, July 19, 199142AForm a fistMartin Ashwood-SmithMaleska
Sunday, July 14, 199136DMake a fistBert RosenfieldMaleska
Sunday, March 31, 199135AGripNancy Nicholson JolineMaleska
Sunday, January 28, 199014DClose tightlyLouis BaronMaleska
Saturday, May 2, 195942DGrip tightly.Herbert EttensonFarrar