Daily Shortz Era puzzles with the most "open" grids

Grids that have more open white space are typically harder to solve and to construct.
The "open square count" here adds up the number of white squares that do not touch a block (black square), even diagonally.

Sat 11/22/2008   ( 127 )
COMPAREDAGAINST
ATOOTHFORATOOTH
TRUETOTHELETTER
SADTONACRE
UNASHAIRSSOIE
PTLBOTNETSOLA
SOLVETHEPROBLEM
INTERLUDE
IMMEDIATEDANGER
CEOSPRITESERE
ERRSSTAELPROM
BIDONAIMTO
AMERICANTABLOID
GENERALAUDIENCE
SETSONAPEDESTAL
Sat 4/14/2007   ( 127 )
ALAMODEOTTAWA
NONUSERSPEALED
ACIDTESTINROAD
PAMPEREROCTAVE
ELAINEASNEEDED
SATEDRIPENS
TRESREGRETTERS
IERSIGHERSVEE
CASTIGATESCECE
ECOLESSORTS
ASSAILEDSEPSIS
RIPPLEGETALIFT
ADROITEGOMANIA
BEATATSILENCER
SAYSNOSENDERS
Fri 12/10/2004   ( 127 )
ASSOCIATEDPRESS
THEBACHELORETTE
FIRSTHANDREPORT
ARIESSONAR
UKESATBAYTINA
LESSCREDITAGT
TRIESHARDERNEE
SAINTOLAF
DAGSECONDCLASS
RUESVELTEACTI
ORTSASTORTEEN
PEEPSATTIC
LOVEANDMARRIAGE
ELECTRICTOASTER
TENSEATMOSPHERE
Fri 8/13/2010   ( 125 )
JAVAMANADOPTER
ALIBABALINEONE
CROSSUPADDENDA
COLETTESTIRSUP
USENETINSURE
SENTRASSMEARER
ENTSLATHETESS
TEE
DOOMSIXAMCASK
UNLADENFORONCE
REDYEDRELYON
ALSORANPOWERON
NITRITEANIMATE
TREADEDPIRATED
EARLESSSCENERY
Sat 7/28/2007   ( 125 )
HADDIBSSTAPLER
ONEOCATPALEALE
TATTERYARBORED
THEEDGESTEPDAD
EENSIEARLENE
SITONITENTERON
TMENNAILSSSRS
BOG
NILSEOSINMOSH
ONATEARNOTALIE
WAGINGNIKOLA
WRANGLECHEERED
HUSKIERLESSONS
ASSENTSARTISTE
THERESTROOTOUT

*** See the rest of the grids or view the view the wide open Sunday grids. ***

Click a date below to see the full puzzle. Only 15 by 15 puzzles are considered here. Here are the top 100:

RankDateOpen SquaresAuthor
1.Saturday, November 22, 2008127Frank Longo
Saturday, April 14, 2007127Sherry O. Blackard
Friday, December 10, 2004127Frank Longo
4.Friday, August 13, 2010125Manny Nosowsky
Saturday, July 28, 2007125Manny Nosowsky
Saturday, February 14, 2004125Frank Longo
Saturday, December 22, 2001125Trip Payne
Saturday, January 23, 1999125Frank Longo
Saturday, February 15, 1997125J. Clonick
10.Friday, August 22, 2008124Kevin G. Der
Saturday, November 13, 2004124Frank Longo
12.Saturday, May 16, 2015123Byron Walden
13.Saturday, July 5, 2014121David Steinberg
Friday, October 17, 2008121Patrick Berry
Saturday, August 24, 2002121Chuck Menning
Saturday, December 15, 2001121Frank A. Longo
17.Saturday, January 26, 2013120Raymond C. Young
Friday, July 27, 2012120Joe Krozel
Saturday, March 20, 2010120Joe Krozel
Friday, February 15, 2008120Patrick Berry
Saturday, December 22, 2007120Harvey Estes
Saturday, July 15, 2006120Patrick Berry
Friday, March 11, 2005120Manny Nosowsky
24.Saturday, September 28, 2013119Joe Krozel
Friday, March 15, 2013119Joe Krozel
Friday, March 9, 2012119Tim Croce
Saturday, August 7, 2010119Joe Krozel
Friday, January 21, 2005119Frank Longo
Friday, January 19, 2001119Joe DiPietro
30.Saturday, February 7, 2015118Byron Walden
Saturday, October 6, 2012118Steve Salitan
Friday, July 30, 2010118Kevin G. Der
Saturday, January 2, 2010118Robert H. Wolfe
Saturday, October 31, 2009118Robert H. Wolfe
Saturday, July 18, 2009118Joe Krozel
Saturday, March 22, 2008118Byron Walden
Saturday, October 8, 2005118Byron Walden
Saturday, September 24, 2005118Byron Walden
Saturday, August 7, 2004118Patrick Berry
Friday, July 24, 1998118Manny Nosowsky
41.Saturday, August 8, 2015117Alan Arbesfeld
Saturday, November 29, 2014117Elizabeth C. Gorski
Saturday, September 21, 2013117Tim Croce
Saturday, June 19, 2010117Samuel A. Donaldson
Saturday, May 8, 2010117Mark Diehl
Friday, January 27, 2006117Sherry O. Blackard
Friday, December 9, 2005117Sherry O. Blackard
Saturday, September 25, 2004117Byron Walden
Saturday, October 21, 2000117Bob Klahn
Friday, October 24, 1997117Frank Longo
51.Friday, January 31, 2014116Chris A. McGlothlin
Saturday, January 14, 2012116Mark Diehl
Friday, April 11, 2008116Manny Nosowsky
Friday, December 7, 2007116Patrick Berry
Friday, February 3, 2006116Manny Nosowsky
Friday, August 12, 2005116Manny Nosowsky
Saturday, May 7, 2005116Patrick Berry
Saturday, September 4, 2004116Patrick Berry
Friday, August 20, 2004116Harvey Estes
Saturday, August 3, 2002116Patrick Berry
61.Saturday, May 31, 2014115John Lampkin
Friday, October 18, 2013115David Steinberg
Saturday, July 10, 2010115Joe DiPietro
Friday, May 14, 2010115Barry C. Silk
Friday, February 12, 2010115Kevin G. Der
Saturday, September 8, 2007115Brendan Emmett Quigley
Saturday, November 5, 2005115Patrick Berry
Saturday, November 8, 2003115Sherry O. Blackard
Saturday, May 25, 2002115Frank Longo
Friday, November 6, 1998115Bob Klahn
Saturday, May 31, 1997115Frank Longo
72.Saturday, July 25, 2015114Kevin G. Der
Friday, April 24, 2015114Joe Krozel
Saturday, April 19, 2014114Stu Ockman
Friday, January 17, 2014114Kevin G. Der
Saturday, January 11, 2014114Martin Ashwood-Smith
Friday, July 19, 2013114Patrick Berry
Friday, March 22, 2013114Tim Croce
Saturday, April 14, 2012114Mark Diehl
Saturday, January 7, 2012114Joe Krozel
Friday, February 5, 2010114Joe Krozel
Friday, September 4, 2009114Joe Krozel
Friday, August 7, 2009114Manny Nosowsky
Saturday, September 20, 2008114Joe Krozel
Friday, January 4, 2008114Raymond C. Young
Saturday, December 1, 2007114Robert H. Wolfe
Saturday, July 21, 2007114Raymond C. Young
Saturday, December 9, 2006114Robert H. Wolfe
Saturday, March 18, 2006114Patrick Berry
Friday, June 17, 2005114Manny Nosowsky
Saturday, April 2, 2005114Byron Walden
Saturday, January 29, 2005114Patrick Berry
Saturday, June 15, 1996114R. Ross
94.Saturday, September 13, 2014113Josh Knapp
Saturday, April 27, 2013113Chris A. McGlothlin
Friday, February 15, 2013113Tom Heilman
Friday, July 6, 2012113Peter Wentz
Friday, February 18, 2011113Patrick Berry
Saturday, December 29, 2007113Bob Klahn
Friday, January 12, 2007113Sherry O. Blackard