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

Sunday, September 7, 20145DSynthetic (2)Tracy Gray and Jeff Chen
Saturday, August 23, 201411DMargarie might be described thusTimothy Polin
Sunday, March 30, 201429DFake (5)Peter A. Collins
Wednesday, March 5, 201449DLike Splenda vis-à-vis sugarEvan Birnholz
Friday, December 20, 20137DUnreal (2)Ian Livengood
Friday, August 10, 20129DImitation (3)John Lampkin
Wednesday, July 25, 201226DLike chicory vis-à-vis coffeeDaniel Raymon
Friday, April 27, 201221ACounterfeit (2)Patrick Berry
Thursday, October 6, 201168AFake (5)Alan Arbesfeld
Friday, July 22, 201136ACounterfeit (2)Todd McClary
Thursday, June 30, 201117AArtificial (2)David Poole
Sunday, May 11, 200855ALike a Rolek watchTony Orbach and Patrick Blindauer
Sunday, August 27, 200618DImitation (3)Seth A. Abel
Tuesday, March 1, 200546AFake (5)Gilbert H. Ludwig
Wednesday, December 15, 200447AFake (5)Zach Jesse
Wednesday, June 2, 20049DFake (5)Nancy Salomon
Sunday, February 15, 200438DBogusDerrick Niederman
Sunday, July 13, 200375DUnreal (2)Randolph Ross
Wednesday, May 7, 20038DLike oleo vis-à-vis butterAlan Arbesfeld
Wednesday, December 25, 200222ANot realPatrick Merrell
Monday, June 19, 200047DImitation (3)Manny Nosowsky
Thursday, December 30, 199920AArtificial (2)Alan Jay Weiss
Saturday, October 4, 199743DShamRich Norris
Thursday, August 28, 199713DSynthetic (2)Shannon Burns

2 results for ERSATZ from Variety puzzles.

August 28, 2011acrosticKLike margarine, to a butter loverEmily Cox and Henry Rathvon
May 19, 2002acrosticSFaux, artificialEmily Cox and Henry Rathvon

42 results for ERSATZ from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

Saturday, April 3, 199336AArtificialBernard MerenMaleska
Tuesday, December 31, 199125AArtificialJune A. BoggsMaleska
Tuesday, November 26, 199145AArtificialWilson McBeathMaleska
Sunday, July 31, 198870ASyntheticJune A. BoggsMaleska
Sunday, March 27, 19889DArtificialBrett A. BlaylockMaleska
Thursday, May 1, 198647DArtificialGayle DeanMaleska
Wednesday, September 23, 198119DSyntheticA. J. SantoraMaleska
Saturday, April 11, 19818DNot genuineJim ModneyMaleska
Sunday, January 14, 197910ASyntheticTap OsbornMaleska
Friday, May 5, 197830ASubstituteJean ReedMaleska
Sunday, January 4, 19764ASyntheticStanley GlassWeng
Saturday, November 15, 197542DArtificialBen GrahamWeng
Monday, November 3, 197529ASyntheticWilliam LutwiniakWeng
Sunday, October 3, 197147DSyntheticAlfio MicciWeng
Sunday, June 6, 1971118ASyntheticFay L. GieschiWeng
Saturday, June 20, 19709DSubstituteUnknownWeng
Tuesday, November 4, 19699DNot the real McCoy.UnknownWeng
Sunday, October 19, 196936ASubstituteNancy SchusterWeng
Monday, August 25, 196943DSynthetic.UnknownWeng
Tuesday, July 8, 196944DArtificial.UnknownWeng
Sunday, June 1, 196973AArtificialJack LuzzattoWeng
Friday, January 17, 196946ASubstitute.UnknownWeng
Thursday, December 19, 196832ASubstitute.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, December 18, 19684DSynthetic.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, June 8, 196833DSubstitute.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, February 3, 19687DSubstitute.UnknownFarrar
Friday, October 27, 19675DSubstitute.Cora GoodmanFarrar
Monday, February 13, 196722ANot authentic.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, February 17, 19669DSubstitute.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, October 23, 19658DSubstitute.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, July 1, 196534ASubstitute.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, June 17, 196542DSubstitute.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, December 10, 196451ASynthetic.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, July 7, 196451ASubstitute.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, November 24, 196273ASubstitute.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, September 1, 196236DSubstitute.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, April 22, 196231ASubstitute.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Thursday, March 22, 196246ASubstitute.UnknownFarrar
Friday, August 25, 19617DSubstitute.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, July 19, 196029ASubstitute, usually of inferior quality.UnknownFarrar
Monday, March 21, 196027ASubstitute, usually of inferior nature.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, July 15, 195952ASubstitute.Jan DubinFarrar