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19 Shortz Era entries found. Click any date for context. Repeated clues show (number of Shortz Era occurrences).

DateGridClueAuthor
Sunday, February 15, 201540AAudible pausesEllen Leuschner and Jeff Chen
Wednesday, February 4, 201562DSpeech coach's targetsJulian Lim
Saturday, June 8, 201319ASilence fillersDavid Quarfoot
Wednesday, October 31, 201235DStalling-for-time syllablesStu Ockman
Monday, August 20, 201222DVerbal hesitationsRobert Cirillo
Sunday, June 6, 201070DSounds of hesitation (2)Daniel A. Finan
Sunday, May 25, 200893ASpeech pausesElizabeth C. Gorski
Wednesday, July 18, 200713DSpeakers' no-nos (2)Tibor Derencsenyi
Tuesday, April 24, 200731DVocal stumblesBrendan Emmett Quigley
Sunday, December 11, 200570DFollowers of wells?Ben Tausig
Tuesday, June 10, 200339DSounds of hesitation (2)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Monday, December 4, 200027DSpeakers' hesitationsEileen Lexau
Saturday, November 18, 200042ASpeaker's no-nos (2)Rich Norris
Friday, September 8, 200030AConversation fillersMartin Ashwood-Smith
Tuesday, March 21, 200041ASpeakers' pause fillersNick Grivas
Thursday, December 9, 199961DVerbal stumblesChuck Deodene
Wednesday, September 30, 199848ASounds of indecisionFran and Lou Sabin
Sunday, March 31, 199633AInterjections of doubtJ. Savage
Tuesday, March 19, 199633AConversational fillersP. Jordan

9 results for UMS from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Friday, August 26, 198837AKin of hems and hawsRobert O. DillmanMaleska
Wednesday, July 20, 198860DErs' relativesCharlotte ShoreMaleska
Friday, December 16, 198356ASentence interruptersMargaret KingmanMaleska
Thursday, June 3, 197634DHesitant soundsRuth N. SchultzWeng
Sunday, November 16, 197516DHesitant soundsThreba JohnsonWeng
Tuesday, December 31, 197425AHesitant soundsPageWeng
Tuesday, February 25, 196449DSounds of hesitation.William LutwiniakFarrar
Wednesday, October 11, 196155DInarticulate sounds.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, July 24, 196028AInterjections.James ByrneFarrar