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4 Results for OPTIONAL

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4 results for OPTIONAL from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Monday, February 20, 19899DElectiveNorma SteinbergMaleska
Monday, August 1, 198350AElectiveWhittenMaleska
Sunday, June 6, 197192DAuto seller's wordFay L. GieschiWeng
Saturday, August 6, 195535DElective.Jack LuzzattoFarrar