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Grids with odd shapes or unusual sizes

1. The 16 least-square grids

Row and columnn counts in these thumbnails differ by more than just 1.

Mon 11/21/2016
SENSERIMSPCP
UPENNEWOKOAS
ZEROVISIBILITY
YEOWDESIINSO
TWOTHUMBSUP
UNTIESWEEP
FOURTOPSALT
OGREWRATHTEE
SONFLORAFIGS
SLOSIXFLAGS
DIANALASSO
EIGHTMENOUT
RANTUSERSEGO
AGAINSTALLODDS
SOLSEERIDEAS
ENSADESTANYA
Fri 6/3/2016
SCAGGSSCALPS
CAPULETALCOTT
AVENUEBMARACA
MERCEDESPETRI
PACOYANGSHUN
STUNTMARTSIL
TICCABOOSE
SHERLOCKHOLMES
COLONELSANDERS
ONELOVEMEH
FOGWARSSINEW
FRATLIESCOLE
LANESCRACKPOT
ARTLABFLOORIT
WILLDOSUCROSE
SAYYESDAYBED
Thu 3/24/2016
HALESTDCCUP
APPLEPIESATIN
LOGICALFALLACY
OPALLIVECHAT
ADONEW
EBECAUSECIRCUL
SEXZIPSOUSA
NATEJECTTBAR
ECRUADLIBAGR
SOAKSOARNEE
ONSEKAMGNINOSA
IGOTEE
CRASSESTASTI
BEGTHEQUESTION
CEELOUNFROZEN
DROPEATSEDS
Wed 8/12/2015
BUTMAYTWIGSTY
UNOAREOHNOERE
RPMMRSPANGOLIN
MIASMAJETSOFF
ANYWAYAKASTRIP
TIMOMAHAEPA
GLORIOUSOPTSFOR
OUTLASTTOEHOLDS
LAOAWAITALE
FUMEDILLSTACHE
ALITTLETARTAR
MAHIMAHIMAWIRA
ACTERIEERAOPS
NEOSETSTRYNYE
Sun 7/20/2014MOVING PARTS
ENWRAPSROTEPALMOIL
DARENOTEXONFRIENDS
WHITTLEBEADCOOLEST
TREROUNDUPUND
ICEEMEWSSPECSSUCK
NOTATIONSTASHESPAN
DOODADGAROTTEASTRO
RISOTTOFALLOUT
HERDSPAMALOTMAOIST
ALICKELSSAMEGTOS
GLACIALPATRONS
ALITTLEGIVEANDTAKE
THEMAGITEETERS
SHEDEDITBSATRIAL
MALIGNRECHAINSARTY
OVEREATAGITATE
RAVENSTRETTOASSAIL
ENEEMPRESSNEGATIVE
SANGISITAFIXELRON
RANBURRITOPUP
AFRAMESREALDIECAST
PRIVATENAVEUMPIRES
BABYSATSNITSPEAKER
Sun 12/29/2013TAKE A BREAK
PBOOKTUNESPICKP
VENTISTACYATLAS
ELITEAUTOSCOATI
TOOVERBALCUEWIZ
OWNSTSELIOTISEE
CARAFL
SIDEWALKCHALK
BOWERAFOULQUILT
AMANANAOMIIMDUE
WALTWHITMANBRIDGE
DREIUNERCANOES
SANGHIYA
PWATCHHUBOUTOFP
PEPSILAPATCIVIC
ALPDRESSRACKETH
SCABATABRASRTA
SOREPIGPENSUPIN
EMERSTOOLIEDANG
RELAPBALLSFORGE
TENETSHARK
CIERALOUSE
HOSHEARTFELTPSA
OBAMADOILYHAITI
TRAMPDONORERROR
PACESSKYPEDEEPP
Thu 11/28/2013
PASISPSETAS
ODERIAACLASP
THEBROWNBOMBER
SOYAUNDERSAY
CALYXBIKO
LOWMANRASP
AMSHANGGLIDER
SAPPOROABOVE
STASHASPIRES
NEWYORKJETERS
SYNCALAMOS
HANAIPANA
EEWMIXINHASP
SNAKESONAPLANE
PYREXNORACEL
YANGSTYXPRE
Thu 8/30/2012
ATITARMSPORC
LODETOSHAVER
FREERANGENEUE
NATALEAMARNA
CAMILLEFACEIT
ADAMNEATO
BONEDRYPHASER
OOOOOOYDS
SLOOOOOOO
MINERSMRDEEDS
ABEADULEE
CEDRICGESTALT
KRONERINTENT
DAZEEGGCARTON
ACESPALLPRIE
BENTELISEADS
Tue 5/29/2012
FURBRIGHTSTHREE
ONERANRIOTSEVEN
USSANTENNAAMEND
ROOMEDDERNARTS
CUISINESTOUT
BIRLOTTITSOPEN
BACKOFTHEENVELOPE
BLESSESTWOOUIS
HUMORENSIGNS
FETAAFOGTOYDOG
ILIKEACROBATEDA
VANESSHALALARES
ELYSETEDDIESSIX
Sun 4/15/2012GRID IRON
SOFTBOSCSOJAYSDSOSBASSI
ELIHUALLOKMENORAHSOUTHAMPTON
EASERLEONIIMTHEKINGOFTHEWORLD
MYHEARTWILLGOONROSSITSK
KALIFLISFSTAFINEGG
FRNSFELFREETACETMILASAFRAF
EDITSDEISTSITATOPCIRRISNAFU
DAFPOUFFSANTAFLATEFESSTAFFD
ETATNOAHPABSTEEG
VHSNORAHADONAIBASEPAYTREMOR
WOOEDDRILLTILLNOWRAGESELOPE
SPUDMOMMIESCTEAMAGNACIDDEF
RASAAIREEBBSRIDQED
WINSLETDICAPRIOREGANSOU
OZONEAMISHELEVENACADEMYAWARDS
VOTEDLEVEEESSENCELUXURYLINER
EDERCHASMTREOSETDSSLAWS
Thu 3/29/2012
ETTEDJSCHAOS
SOREEYESOASIS
TWINKLETWINKLE
REPCARSON
ALLONSPOLISH
DEEMSASPESTO
ADLAITOAMEOW
USAFFMMRRD
DDSSLLSRMN
NUDESAGEGRET
USEUPROMSEVE
TERMEDTUBTIN
COLOURAND
NOWIKNOWMYABCS
AWOKEGAUNTLET
BLEEDORUPESO
Sun 3/27/2011GET READY TO ROLL
BUSYREPASTSSSR
ALPESTARSPOTPTA
GADSUSSENATENAG
SNOOPGYSERPBERS
CREAMWARETART
AITARAILMOOD
TROMPINTROSSCAT
UNREPAMOIASU
BASALAMSTELSBOT
TEARUPNEOGENE
CHEWGASLITLODGE
RAGAOLEICHAY
TIGGERTHOUATIT
NOTABADIDEABOU
FIONAALEROBBGUN
AVGLIMECORDIAL
TESTTAMIRESORT
ADOASAHIEVIE
ATARIUNIQUEBETS
SATPREPOUTSAT
HUPKNOWNASCECIL
EPASONYCARNE
NERFKEEPONUMINN
LEISONEBSESO
AJAXALLABOARD
PLAYALIEDOLAFII
RIDCALLSIGNMOOR
EVETHETIMESBUNK
ZEDSHYSTEROLES
Tue 3/9/2010
TIPOFFCRAW
TUNEDOUTAEGIS
ABANDONALLHOPE
FURSHOMAGES
FLOPRAISES
YEWHOENTERHERE
ASITISGEL
DIVINESTALK
MANETCOMEDY
ISMARABIC
THEGATESOFHELL
HERSELFMIA
ARSENIOABBY
DANTEALIGHIERI
AMATIEVEARDEN
APODSTRESS
Thu 6/11/2009
ATESTRAGIRKSSPUR
TONTOOTOWAILCITE
LOTUSRASORLYRATE
AKITAECONEATUNES
NATTYMOUNTRUSHMORE
TILESTUEVA
AMERICATHEBEAUTIFUL
NATVALSANA
DONTTREADONMEERINS
USUALLIUDTSLANES
VCRSHIREARTMETRO
EASTBEETGEEELEVE
TREYORSOEERRIDES
Mon 10/6/2008
ONEGLESDOLLARHBOZONE
POTROASTEUGENEEARLOBES
THEUNITEDSTATESOFAMERICA
NORRIPOSTEBB
SSTINGODWETRUSTAMS
EAUESCTEAACTYOWAAH
GREATSEALWISEBALDEAGLE
GAMMARAYSEVELSTEELDOOR
ONEALXEDYELLAERDOONE
Sun 3/19/2006ALWAYS FELT THIS WAY
PWATCHOPENSEAHOTP
SAHARAERRATUMOLAV
ISOMERNOTRAREOSTE
ZOOMSMOVEITREHEAT
ENTITLEESTEICANSO
ASAAMOCO
SPERMBANKARAESPO
CACAOSNAPOPENZHOU
ALOTOFASOFLEGREST
GENERICBOFFNEARTO
REVISALLEGOREF
PPCSEIGHTBALLAIRP
KIAEMITALTOIDS
NEPALISABEISEENOW
ICERINKFLAPHAVETO
FERNUNCLETOMNEVIN
ESSOTOOSPICERACK
GETITENS
POINTBFOODDATSUNS
INDOORFEVERSHANOI
COLDEDUCATEYELLED
KNEEAERATEDETOILE
PERSKEEPERSPANTSP

2. There are 149 non-square Shortz Era grids

Grids are square unless there are good reasons. Click the dates to discover them, or view all the thumbnails.

DateRowsColsAuthorTitle
Monday, March 27, 20171516Tom McCoy
Wednesday, March 22, 20171516Jeffrey Wechsler
Wednesday, March 15, 20171516Bruce Haight
Sunday, February 5, 20172120Sam TrabuccoFIRST LADIES
Friday, December 16, 20161615Martin Ashwood-Smith and George Barany
Monday, November 21, 20161614John Lieb
Thursday, November 17, 20161615Timothy Polin and Joe Krozel
Thursday, November 10, 20161615Jonathan M. Kaye and Jeff Chen
Friday, October 21, 20161615Martin Ashwood-Smith
Monday, September 19, 20161516Zhouqin Burnikel
Friday, July 22, 20161615Martin Ashwood-Smith and George Barany
Wednesday, July 6, 20161516David Woolf
Thursday, June 16, 20161615Timothy Polin
Friday, June 10, 20161516David Steinberg
Friday, June 3, 20161614Josh Knapp
Wednesday, May 4, 20161516Jacob Stulberg
Wednesday, April 20, 20161516Tom McCoy
Saturday, April 9, 20161516David Phillips
Thursday, March 24, 20161614David Liben-Nowell and Tom Pepper
Monday, February 15, 20161516David J. Kahn
Tuesday, January 19, 20161516Byron Walden
Tuesday, January 12, 20161516Zhouqin Burnikel
Thursday, December 24, 20151514Derek Bowman
Tuesday, December 22, 20151516Tom McCoy
Friday, December 4, 20151615Martin Ashwood-Smith
Monday, November 23, 20151516Parker Lewis
Monday, October 26, 20151516Bruce Haight
Monday, October 12, 20151516Patrick Merrell
Saturday, September 26, 20151615David Woolf
Tuesday, September 22, 20151516Victor Barocas and Tom Pepper
Thursday, August 20, 20151615Jules P. Markey
Wednesday, August 12, 20151416Tom McCoy
Wednesday, July 29, 20151516David J. Lieb
Thursday, July 23, 20151516Timothy Polin
Thursday, July 2, 20151516Timothy Polin
Wednesday, June 17, 20151615Molly Young and David J. Kahn
Tuesday, May 26, 20151516Gareth Bain
Wednesday, May 13, 20151516Jeffrey Wechsler
Friday, May 1, 20151516David Steinberg
Saturday, April 11, 20151615Martin Ashwood-Smith
Thursday, April 9, 20151516Jacob Stulberg
Tuesday, March 31, 20151516Gary Cee
Tuesday, February 17, 20151516Bruce Haight
Wednesday, January 21, 20151615Jim Hilger
Tuesday, December 30, 20141516Jeffrey Wechsler
Monday, September 29, 20141516Eric Sydney Phillips
Saturday, September 27, 20141615Martin Ashwood-Smith and George Barany
Thursday, September 18, 20141516Joel Fagliano
Sunday, July 20, 20142320Eric BerlinMOVING PARTS
Tuesday, July 1, 20141516Gary Cee
Sunday, June 29, 20142122Byron WaldenDOWNRIGHT TRICKY!
Monday, June 23, 20141415Brendan Emmett Quigley
Thursday, June 19, 20141615Timothy Polin
Friday, May 16, 20141615Martin Ashwood-Smith
Friday, February 28, 20141615Martin Ashwood-Smith
Thursday, February 6, 20141516Joe Krozel
Sunday, December 29, 20132517Joel FaglianoTAKE A BREAK
Saturday, December 14, 20131615Martin Ashwood-Smith
Thursday, November 28, 20131614Loren Muse Smith and Jeff Chen
Thursday, November 21, 20131615Jules P. Markey
Tuesday, September 17, 20131516Peter A. Collins
Sunday, July 28, 20132120Andrew ReynoldsFAST WORK
Saturday, July 6, 20131615Martin Ashwood-Smith
Tuesday, June 25, 20131516Joel Fagliano
Friday, May 10, 20131516Derek Bowman
Thursday, May 2, 20131516Josh Knapp
Saturday, April 13, 20131615Martin Ashwood-Smith
Wednesday, April 10, 20131615Julian Lim
Thursday, March 14, 20131514Mike Buckley
Friday, February 22, 20131615Martin Ashwood-Smith
Saturday, December 29, 20121615Joe Krozel
Thursday, November 22, 20121516Joel Fagliano
Monday, October 22, 20121516Joel Fagliano
Friday, October 12, 20121615Martin Ashwood-Smith
Tuesday, September 25, 20121615Ian Livengood
Thursday, August 30, 20121614Stu Ockman
Wednesday, August 22, 20121615Peter A. Collins
Tuesday, July 31, 20121516Michael Sharp
Thursday, July 26, 20121516Joel Fagliano
Wednesday, June 27, 20121615Mike Buckley
Monday, June 18, 20121516Peter A. Collins
Tuesday, May 29, 20121317Daniel A. Finan
Tuesday, May 22, 20121516Kyle T. Dolan
Sunday, April 15, 20121731Kevin G. DerGRID IRON
Friday, March 30, 20121615Joe Krozel
Thursday, March 29, 20121614Milo Beckman
Wednesday, March 21, 20121615Peter A. Collins and Joe Krozel
Saturday, February 11, 20121415Joe Krozel
Tuesday, January 24, 20121516Alex Boisvert
Saturday, January 21, 20121615Martin Ashwood-Smith
Thursday, January 12, 20121516Gareth Bain
Monday, January 2, 20121516Paula Gamache
Saturday, December 31, 20111615Joe Krozel
Friday, November 25, 20111615Joe Krozel
Tuesday, November 8, 20111615Scott Atkinson
Thursday, October 13, 20111516John Farmer
Thursday, August 18, 20111516Kevan Choset
Sunday, July 17, 20112122Daniel A. FinanTHE END IS IN SIGHT
Wednesday, June 22, 20111516Tim Croce
Sunday, May 22, 20112122Bob KlahnHAPPY BIRTHDAY, NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY!
Sunday, May 8, 20112122Daniel A. FinanWORKING IN OPPOSITION
Thursday, April 14, 20111516Pete Muller
Monday, April 11, 20111514Ian Livengood
Thursday, March 31, 20111615Jeremy Horwitz and Tyler Hinman
Sunday, March 27, 20112917Kevin G. DerGET READY TO ROLL
Friday, March 11, 20111615Martin Ashwood-Smith
Thursday, December 9, 20101615Byron Walden and Caleb Madison
Thursday, November 18, 20101516Peter Wentz
Tuesday, November 2, 20101514Brendan Emmett Quigley
Saturday, October 9, 20101615Joe Krozel
Wednesday, September 29, 20101615Charles Gersch
Thursday, August 26, 20101516Henry Hook
Saturday, July 3, 20101516Joe Krozel
Thursday, June 24, 20101615John Farmer
Wednesday, May 12, 20101516Pete Muller
Tuesday, March 9, 20101614Jeffrey Wechsler
Friday, December 25, 20091615Paula Gamache
Tuesday, November 24, 20091516Victor Fleming and Bonnie L. Gentry
Saturday, November 14, 20091615Joe Krozel
Wednesday, August 19, 20091516Peter A. Collins
Tuesday, August 18, 20091516Tony Orbach
Thursday, July 23, 20091615Gary & Stephen Kennedy
Tuesday, July 14, 20091516Donna S. Levin
Thursday, July 9, 20091516Ashish Vengsarkar
Thursday, June 11, 20091319Alex Boisvert
Monday, May 25, 20091514Peter A. Collins
Wednesday, May 20, 20091516Ashish Vengsarkar
Tuesday, February 24, 20091516Stephen Edward Anderson
Saturday, December 6, 20081615Ashish Vengsarkar & Narayan Venkatasubramanyan
Thursday, November 27, 20081615Patrick Berry
Monday, October 6, 2008924Patrick Blindauer
Thursday, June 26, 20081615David J. Kahn
Wednesday, November 21, 20071516Kelsey Blakley
Monday, November 12, 20071516Harvey Estes
Wednesday, October 31, 20071615Ken Stern
Wednesday, September 5, 20071516Richard Silvestri
Sunday, August 26, 20072120Andrew M. Greene and Craig KasperGETTING AHEAD
Thursday, November 9, 20061516Byron Walden
Thursday, August 17, 20061516Harvey Estes
Sunday, March 19, 20062319Michael ShteymanALWAYS FELT THIS WAY
Thursday, February 16, 20061514Levi Denham and Nancy Salomon
Thursday, January 5, 20061516Victor Fleming
Tuesday, November 2, 20041615Patrick Merrell
Thursday, April 15, 20041516Manny Nosowsky
Wednesday, December 10, 20031514Nancy Salomon and Harvey Estes
Monday, August 4, 20031514Nancy Salomon and Harvey Estes
Monday, September 6, 19991615Manny Nosowsky
Thursday, February 2, 19951615Bob and Sharon Klahn
Sunday, January 1, 19952122Henry HookA NEW BEGINNING

3. Square daily (not Sunday) puzzles that aren't 15x

15 x 15 is the standard but not the only square size. (thumbnails)

DateRowsColsAuthorTitle
Thursday, September 3, 20151717Merl Reagle (1950-2015)THE GODS MUST BE CRAZY
Saturday, November 1, 20141717Trip Payne
Thursday, October 30, 20141616David Woolf
Thursday, September 6, 20121616Ben Pall
Saturday, September 19, 20091313Mel Taub
Thursday, October 13, 20051414Patrick Merrell

4. Square Sunday puzzles that aren't either 21x or 23x

A few square Sunday puzzles broke the standard size guidelines. (thumbnails)

DateRowsColsAuthorTitle
Sunday, December 5, 19992525Joe DiPietroPREDICTIONS FOR THE NEXT MILLENNIUM (Hard Clues)
Sunday, October 17, 19992525Bob and Sharon KlahnJUST TRY ME! (Hard Clues)
Sunday, September 19, 19992525Manny NosowskyANAGRAMMED INVENTIONS (Hard Clues)
Sunday, June 6, 19992525David J. KahnCHOICE WORDS (Hard Clues)
Sunday, May 16, 19992525Nancy Nicholson JolineFAMOUS FEMALES IN FILM (Hard Clues)
Sunday, April 18, 19992525Frank LongoRHYMES OF THE CENTURIES (Hard Clues)
Sunday, December 19, 19932525John M. SamsonHO, HO, HO

5. Unusual sized pre-Shortz grids

Older square puzzles that aren't 15x, 21x, or 23x (including the largest published NYT crossword.)

DateRowsColsAuthorTitleEditor
Sunday, July 4, 19762727Anne FoxFREE THINKINGWill Weng

6. Non-square pre-Shortz puzzles

It turns out there aren't any.

DateRowsColsAuthorTitleEditor