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

Sunday, May 28, 200628ANot a substitute (2)Timothy Powell
Monday, September 6, 200463AAppetizerMichael Shteyman
Thursday, November 27, 200317ANot a substitute (2)Joe DiPietro
Wednesday, July 14, 199938AOfficial with a gunNancy Salomon
Wednesday, October 12, 199421ANot a member of the reservesGregory E. Paul

1 result for STARTER from Variety puzzles.

November 9, 2008acrosticZAppetizer; athlete who's not a substituteEmily Cox and Henry Rathvon

24 results for STARTER from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

Tuesday, June 29, 19934DBeginnerMargaret W. HuskeyMaleska
Thursday, May 13, 199330ATrack officialJeanne WilsonMaleska
Saturday, June 18, 198826ATrack officialPeter G. SnowMaleska
Saturday, June 27, 198735AOlympics pistol-packerJoe ClonickMaleska
Wednesday, August 6, 198646ARace officialMartha J. DeWittMaleska
Wednesday, August 31, 19839DTrack officialEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Wednesday, October 6, 198245DHis shot causes many to runFliegnerMaleska
Monday, May 24, 198239ARace officialBarbara J. WeakleyMaleska
Sunday, May 4, 198016DOne with a gun for a runReginald L. JohnsonMaleska
Sunday, January 27, 19806DTrack employeeBert BeamanMaleska
Tuesday, November 7, 197825DTrack officialC. J. AngioMaleska
Wednesday, April 12, 197813AFirst-team memberJohn S. Richter, Sr.Maleska
Sunday, May 2, 197672AAuto partAlexander F. BlackWeng
Saturday, November 3, 197320ATrack officialUnknownWeng
Thursday, September 9, 197139DTrack officialUnknownWeng
Saturday, August 14, 197113DCrank's replacementUnknownWeng
Saturday, June 20, 197049ACar partUnknownWeng
Sunday, January 25, 19701DTrack officialEugene T. MaleskaWeng
Monday, August 12, 196812DElevator man.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, May 17, 196463ACar part.W. E. JonesFarrar
Thursday, May 9, 19633DPart of a car.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, October 20, 196240DSports official.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, July 12, 196270AElevator man.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, December 6, 195938DAuto part.W. E. JonesFarrar