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

DateGridClueAuthor
Thursday, November 13, 201435ALiterally, with 39-Across, head doctorTracy Gray
Monday, August 24, 200923DIncrease in troop levelsAnthony J. Salvia
Friday, February 15, 20084DKind of protector (2)Patrick Berry
Tuesday, December 11, 200758APower problem (2)Gail Grabowski
Tuesday, October 11, 200532DPower glitch (2)Mike Torch
Friday, October 7, 20051DCoastal resident's hurricane worryManny Nosowsky
Tuesday, May 6, 20037APower glitch (2)Karen M. Tracey
Sunday, December 30, 2001103DSuper power?Elizabeth C. Gorski
Friday, June 15, 200128DComputer hazardManny Nosowsky
Saturday, February 24, 200125APower problem (2)Rich Norris
Monday, December 29, 199723ASudden swellingGregory E. Paul
Saturday, March 30, 19969DBig polling newsD. R. Stark
Tuesday, August 22, 199516ABillowGregory E. Paul
Wednesday, July 5, 199541DKind of protector (2)Norman S. Wizer
Sunday, May 7, 199519DGroundswellBob Klahn

2 results for SURGE from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
July 21, 2013diagramless40DSudden increase in troop strengthFred Piscop
March 8, 1998panda26DIt's swell to use: Gr.Mel Taub

31 results for SURGE from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Sunday, April 11, 19931DSudden burst of voltageNancy Nicholson JolineMaleska
Saturday, August 15, 199235ASwellRonald C. HirschfeldMaleska
Monday, January 7, 199143ABillowPeter SwiftMaleska
Saturday, April 22, 198945AStrong forward movementKathryn RighterMaleska
Tuesday, May 31, 198863ASwellNorma SteinbergMaleska
Tuesday, December 29, 198141ABillowNorman S. WizerMaleska
Tuesday, July 19, 197726DCome on strongWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Thursday, March 31, 197732DSwellSidney FrankMaleska
Saturday, January 1, 197746DRushEvelyn BenshoofWeng
Tuesday, November 11, 197541ABillowFrank FryWeng
Monday, October 28, 197438ASweep forwardVirginia GodwinWeng
Sunday, February 17, 197473DSudden riseElaine D. SchorrWeng
Sunday, October 7, 1973124DSea swellFrances HansenWeng
Wednesday, October 3, 197354ABillowUnknownWeng
Friday, June 2, 197231DSwellUnknownWeng
Thursday, December 30, 197124DSudden riseUnknownWeng
Sunday, December 5, 19711DBillowHume R. CraftWeng
Thursday, July 2, 197065ARushUnknownWeng
Wednesday, December 31, 196952DBillow.UnknownWeng
Monday, May 12, 196942DSwell.UnknownWeng
Friday, December 6, 196834DBillow.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, May 1, 196682ABillow.William A. Lewis Jr.Farrar
Sunday, April 3, 196661DSudden rise.William LutwiniakFarrar
Friday, December 10, 196512DRise suddenly.UnknownFarrar
Monday, December 30, 196337ARolling sea.Leonard SussmanFarrar
Saturday, August 10, 196329ABillow.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, August 23, 196250DWave.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, May 3, 196247ABillow.Joseph CrowellFarrar
Tuesday, October 18, 196047ALarge wave.UnknownFarrar
Friday, March 4, 196023ARise and fall.UnknownFarrar
Friday, December 18, 195946DBillow.UnknownFarrar