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Pre-Shortz constructors

Cathy Allis Alan Arbesfeld Alvin Ashby Martin Ashwood-Smith Harold T. Bers Alex Black James A. Brussel Tanaquil Le Clercq Betty Jane Cometa Walter Covell Chet Currier Judith C. Dalton Gayle Dean Charles M. Deber Elio Desiderio Mark Diehl Louise Earnest Grace Fabbroni Margaret P. Farrar J. A. Felker Jane S. Flowerree Anne Fox Harold P. Furth Charles E. Gersch Bernice Gordon Peter Gordon Frances Hansen Jack R. Harnes Kenneth Haxton James E. Hinish Jr. Henry Hook Maura B. Jacobson Nancy Nicholson Joline I. Judah Koolyk Jordan S. Lasher Lynn Lempel Eileen Lexau Bob Lubbers William Lutwiniak Eugene T. Maleska Charles J. Matonti Michael S. Maurer Alfio Micci Michael W. Miller Jim Modney Stanley Newman Manny Nosowsky Mary Virginia Orna Jim Page Marjorie Pedersen Judith Perry Helen Pettigrew Merl Reagle Warren W. Reich Christy Ridley Mel Rosen Nancy S. Ross Randolph Ross Lou Sabin John M. Samson A. J. Santora Guido N. Scarato Arthur Schulman Nancy Schuster Will Shortz Richard Silvestri Irene Smullyan Stephanie Spadaccini Mel Taub Tom Underhill Jeffrey Wechsler Will Weng Robert H. Wolfe

Constructor name information for these older puzzles can be unreliable. Data here goes back to Sunday, February 15, 1942.

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ConstructorPre-ShortzShortz EraTotal
Abelson, Virginia P.1111
Abramesco, Mona11
Adams22
Addis, Laird C.11
Ahern, Anne V.11
Aidieur, Jackie11
Aledort, Marvin22
Allen, Charles C.88
Allen, Hilda E.44
Allen, Peter22
Allen, Ronnie K.33
Allis, Cathy48488
Amron, Bernice B.11
Anderson11
Anderson, DeWitt1717
Anderson, Ralph1919
Angio, C. J.9393
Anstey11
Arbesfeld, Alan9103112
Arensberg, Herbert11
Arensberg, Jules9595
Arguimbau, George11
Armstrong11
Arnold11
Arnot, Michelle44
Arthur, Elizabeth11
Ashby, Alvin55
Ashwood-Smith, Martin77582
Asnas22
Atkinson, Nancy W.1616
Avery55
Babcock, David P.11
Baird11
Baker, Rachel F.44
Ball, Ruth11
Bamby11
Barkan, Samuel H.88
Barnes, Paul R.99
Barnett, Edward11
Baron22
Baron, Charles55
Baron, Louis3939
Barr, Stephen11
Barrick, James1313
Barrick, James & Phyllis88
Bartholomew11
Bartlett, Agnes W.11
Bauer, Dorothea44
Bauersmith, Paula88
Baumgarten, Sylvia11
Baxley, William2020
Beaman, Bert4646
Beaman, Ralph G.718
Beatty, James L.18220
Bellotto Jr., Sam10515
Benante, Catherine11
Bender, Janet R.22729
Bennett, Arthur33
Benshoof, Evelyn7171
Benson77
Beresin11
Berg11
Berg, Emanuel99
Berg, Harvey11
Berman, Bob11
Bernhard, Jim11
Bernstein11
Bernstein, Margery44
Bers, Harold T.138138
Bevington11
Bidwell, Hamilton11
Bishop, Elsie77
Bitoni11
Black, Alex12113
Black, Victoria Black & Alex F.55
Blackman, Allan1717
Blair, Philip11
Blake, Keith66
Blakeburn, Mark415
Blaylock, Brett A.88
Blum, Albert V.1717
Blum, Esther22
Blum, Sidney11
Blum, Walter H.22
Bobb, Edward77
Bodle, Jo44
Boggs, June A.2828
Bohm, Thomas33
Bolognese-Lo11
Bonin, Karen Young21113
Boodberg, Alexis P.44
Booker, S. E.22
Bowers, Lucile H.11
Boyle, Kevin3232
Bradford11
Bradshaw11
Brasure, Barbara33
Braun, Morton B.13114
Breaker, Lewis C.11
Brill, Jeanette K.79281
Brink11
Brobst, John22
Brooks, Christine F.11
Brooks, Gerald55
Brown77
Brownlee, Martha66
Brumbauch22
Brussel, James A.1313
Bryan, Martin33
Buckler, Edward J.2525
Buckler, George11
Bulow, William F.77
Burgener, Dale O.1616
Burlingame, Sandra22
Burns, James R.3636
Burns, Rand H.62127
Burton, Alberta N.1818
Busch, Christopher11
Bush, Eileen11
Butler11
Butler, G. O.11
Butler, Virginia2222
Byrne, James11
Byrne, John F.1010
Byrne, Thomas P.11
Cable, Willemain O.22
Cain, Emory H.1010
Cameron, Mary Owen11
Camp, Richard33
Canine, William65267
Cannan, Dorothy1212
Canning, Anthony B.2626
Cannon, Harold D.22
Canstein, Edward33
Canyes, Manuel11
Carduff22
Carlyle22
Carroll, Albert55
Carter, Darrell J.11
Caruana, Stephanie22
Caywood, Dan66
Cerasoli11
Cevaal, Patricia A.1010
Chaikin, Jack22
Chambrun, William A.11
Chapman, D. B.11
Chapman, Helen H.55
Chervokas, John44
Church, Mildred11
Civen11
Clark, Mary M.33
Clark, Walt1616
Clavan33
Clercq, Tanaquil Le44
Clinch11
Clonick, Joe20222
Coates, Fletcher55
Coburn, William22
Code, Mary Ann11
Cohen22
Cohen, Barry L.66
Cohen, Bette Sue41647
Coleburn22
Colebury11
Collins, Marjorie K.22
Colt, Walter22
Cometa, Betty Jane55
Connelly, Marjorie M.44
Cook, Agnes22
Cook, Alice H.2525
Cook, G. Gordon22
Cooke, Harriot T.99
Cooke, Mrs. Hedley V.11
Coon, Jane22
Copps11
Corbett, Nancy A.112
Corbin, David L.22
Corse, Madeline3939
Counts, Harold B.2424
Courtney, Roger H.10313
Covell, Walter33134
Coyle, Sally22
Craft, Hume R.3535
Creedon, Lucy H.11
Crisman, Betty C.22
Cromwell11
Cromwell, Aida33
Crosatto, David99
Cross, C. W.11
Cross, Charles2525
Cross, Jackson11
Cross, Jonathan22
Crowell, Joseph1111
Currier, Chet12618
Cuzzolina11
Daggett, Mabel C.22
Dalton, Judith C.88
Daly, Eileen11
Daniels22
Daniels, Alexander11
Datterlie11
Daubert11
Daughdrille33
Davajan, Joel279
Davis, Dorothy N.1414
Davis, Samuel11
Davison, Jean J.6262
de Cuevas, John11
Dean, Gayle29534
Deber, Charles M.181937
Deitmer11
Delpar, Helen11
Dempsey, Richard E.11
Deolise11
DeRosso, Joan55
Desiderio, Elio1111
Deutsch11
Devlin, Peggy99
Devlin, Thomas E.33
DeWitt, Martha J.7272
Diehl, Mark85462
Dillman, Robert101626
Dodd, Kirk11
Doesburg, J. C.55
Dombras, Ted55
Donald, Lois11
Dorman, Mary66
Dowdall11
Downes, J. P.22
Dreyer, John55
Drummond Jr., A. H.6969
Dubin, Jan33
Dubin, Jan & Mike1212
Dubin, Michael1515
Duda, Frederick22
Duffy, Betty22
Dunn, Olive11
Dutting, Carol1010
Dwyer11
Early, Edward77
Earnest, Louise7979
Edwards, Joanne11
Eisenberg, Michael11
Eisner, Raymond F.3636
Elliott, Dorothy11112
Elvers, Lita M.55
Emidy, Joseph C.11
Engler, Charles1313
Erlenkotter, Charles88
Ettenson, Herbert8787
Ettenson, Jules Arensberg & Herbert33
Evans, Gloria1010
Evans, Hugh P.22
Exman11
Fabbroni, Grace20121
Fair, C. M.11
Farmer, Helena11
Farrant22
Farrar, Margaret P.44
Faruki, Ghulam Y.11
Fass, Martin22
Fasulo, Helen9494
Federing22
Fehringer, Phyllis22
Felker, J. A.55
Fennessy33
Ferreira11
Fierman, Sophie2424
Finch, John66
Fincus11
Finn11
Finn, Ben22
Fisher, Bettie Lou11
Fitzgerald, Caroline G.1212
Fliegner, Samuel K.3636
Flowerree, Jane S.44
Ford, William H.22
Forestall, Teresa22
Fox, Anne4646
Fraas66
Frank, George W.33
Frank, Sidney22
French, Marie C.11
Frey, Martin W.11
Friedman, Ronald11
Fry, Frank11
Furtado, Ernie181230
Furth, Harold P.11
Gaarder11
Gale, Violet22
Galef, David22
Galli, E. R.22
Gani, Yael11
Gans11
Gast, Sandra11
Geary, Frank2727
Geher22
Geist, Max11
Gemberling, Wells22
George, Elaine1919
Gerlach, Anne22
Gersch, Charles E.301747
Gieschi, Fay L.11
Gillis, Barbara Lunder1818
Girardi, Daniel4141
Gitter, Israel3232
Gladstone, Marcia44
Glass, Stanley2626
Glasser11
Glazier, Amy L.11
Gleasser11
Gluck, Harry11
Godwin, Virginia44
Goldberg, Leonard2121
Goldfarb, Victor1717
Goldhirsch, Larry1212
Goldmann22
Golub, Barbara L.88
Goodman, Cora5050
Gordon, Bernice12621147
Gordon, Gertrude11
Gordon, Grace M.11
Gordon, John11
Gordon, Peter117788
Gould, Katherine11
Gowin, Helen11
Graf, Sandy22
Graham, Ben22
Greene11
Greenleaf, R. W.44
Greenman, John521264
Groat, Don1212
Grow, Mary66
Gunther, Maxwell D.22
Gurner33
Hales, John H.44
Hall11
Hall, Dorothy M.11
Hall-Eastman, Wayne66
Hammond11
Hancock, Orrie11
Hankemeyer, Natalie77
Hansen, Frances8140121
Harnes, Jack R.66
Harris11
Harris, Mary33
Hartman, Bill22
Hassinger33
Haxton, Kenneth19120
Hayward, W. W.11
Healy, Terry33
Hegler, Robert66
Heimbinder, B. A.11
Heinemann, William E.2121
Heiser, Arthur S.33
Heller, Janis33
Henderson, George1414
Henderson, Ralph22
Herrig, Robert415
Herrington, Jeff16521
Hess11
Hickmott88
Higgins11
Hillis, Lois1919
Hinish Jr., James E.1616
Hinman, Betty1010
Hirschfeld, Ronald C.2525
Hitch, Norma11
Hogmer, David S.11
Holland, Hugh P.33
Hollinger, Hal R.1010
Holmes Jr., John M.66
Hook, Henry332558
Horiguchi, Yurie11
Hosler33
Hoster, Grace44
Hoy, Timothy77
Hubert, Edward11
Hudson, C. W.11
Huether, Francis11
Hunt, Jean M.66
Hunter, Claire11
Hunton, Ann R.11
Hurschmann, Jan11
Huskey, Margaret W.1919
Ingalls, Fletcher33
Izsak, S. Courtney22
Jackson, Elizabeth44
Jackson, Thomas11
Jacobs22
Jacobs, D.11
Jacobson, Maura B.63366
James33
Jamison Jr., Ross L.33
Janke33
Jarvis, William1515
Jaschob, Fred C.55
Jenkins, Ann2323
Jenkins, Louis2323
Johnson2929
Johnson, Reginald L.3636
Johnson, Threba3131
Joline, Nancy Nicholson6148109
Jones2222
Jones, D.22
Jones, Lee11
Jones, R. S.1111
Jones, W. E.9595
Jordan, Willard N.3939
Jordyn11
Jorgensen, Betty69877
Josephs, Rosa11
Julius, Edward11
Jumonville, Jack22
Justin, Alex K.51419
K.-Youritzin, Philip11
Kahan, Stephen11
Kamerling, Helen H.55
Kansil22
Kaplan, Jamie11
Kaplan, R.33
Katz, Robert73376
Kaufman, Alice H.99
Kay, S. A.118118
Keen, Martin L.11
Keene, Lester2020
Keith, Vaughn1212
Keld, Herman44
Keller, Fred22
Kelly, J. F.2525
Kennedy, Edith11
Kennedy, H. M.66
Kenworthy, Melvin2323
Kert, Isaac3030
Killian11
King, B. C.11
King, C. V.11
King, Geraldine W.77
Kingman, Margaret22
Kisner, James E.22
Klaus, Albert J.1154119
Koch, Audrey55
Koch, Lee33
Koolyk, Elissa22
Koolyk, I. Judah4040
Kosic, Gene11
Kostof, Spiro K.11
Kowals, Olga33
Kraus, Rhonda3838
Krauskopf, Gertrude11
Kreiling, Archie S.1010
Kruse, Bert H.6363
Krusemeyer, Mark11
Kuhls, Charles11
Kurzban, Stanley A.88
Lacks11
Laczko, George3737
Lafargue, Joel D.51253
LaFauci, Joseph6969
Laflin, John C.11
Laing, Elizabeth11
Lamanna, P. Joseph2626
Lambert, Sidney114114
Landenberger, John22
Landis, William22
Lansing11
Lasher, Jordan S.6060
Laufer22
Lavengro11
Lawlor, Richard E.22
Lazare, A.11
Lazer33
Leary, Betty77
Lechner, Jack22
Lee II, Donald V.22
Leemhorst, Joan P.11
Leggett, Margaret11
Leifer, Mike22
Lemmo, Jennie11
Lempel, Lynn27476
Lesko, Andrew22
Leslie11
LeStrange, Ethel66
Levine, Sam11
Lewis11
Lewis Jr., William A.4545
Lewis, Adelyn99
Lewis, Arthur22
Lewis, Barbara H.33
Lewis, Timothy S.437
Lexau, Eileen171027
Lieblich, Robert11
Listort, Dennis88
Liverance, Melville P.44
Livingston, Jay448
Liwer, Jacques516
Lobb, Annamarie55
London, W. J.11
Lubbers, Bob145
Luminati, Calista1010
Lutwiniak, William304304
Luzzatto, Jack292292
Lytle, Albert E.44
Mackay, Mary11
Madrid, George1212
Madura33
Maleska, Eugene T.410410
Maleska, Merryl22
Maloney44
Mandes Jr., Louis C.33
Manning, Mary S.1414
Mapes, John L.11
Maramarco11
Marchese, Edward J.1111
Margetts44
Marks, Dortha F.11
Marston11
Martin, Josephine11
Massi22
Masters, Zelma22
Matonti, Charles J.88
Matwychuk, Paul11
Maurer, Michael S.61723
Maver44
Mayer, Robin D.11
Mazarakes11
McAulay22
McBeath, Wilson2828
McCain44
McCarthy, Nancy4747
McCormick, Cecil22
McDannell, Anna11
McDermott11
McDowell11
McElroy, Hugh2020
McIlrath, William S.1919
McInerney, C.1111
McKenna, Katherine11
McKeon22
McKinley, Alice11
McLaughlin, Joseph33
McLloyd, Oliveros11
McSherry, Walter11
McWhirk, Ruth M.11
Meekin, Thomas202202
Meisler55
Meltzer22
Mercer, Jeffrey A.88
Meren, Bernard2929
Mermelstein22
Merz, Charles11
Messenheimer, John D.11
Metcalfe, Brice1919
Meunier, Valerie44
Meyer, N. M.1212
Micci, Alfio9111102
Miceli, Frank66
Miller, Gladys V.1010
Miller, Manny3232
Miller, Michael W.22
Mills, C. Hartley11
Minary, Ruth33
Misenko, Albert L.55
Mixon, Tom99
Modney, Jim14115
Moeser, Marian2222
Moeser, Marion1515
Moody, Mimi22
Moore, Mike11
Morse, Anthony3535
Morse, Marjorie22
Morse, Roberta H.6464
Moskowitz, Harriette11
Moss, Arnold2828
Mudge, E. H.11
Murdoch, Mary M.2222
Murphy11
Murray, David A.22
Murrett, Timothy11
Naden, Corinne J.22
Nelson, Bertha11
Nelson, Sidney44
Nesi, James11
Newell33
Newkirk, George11
Newman, Stanley22123
Niederman, Derrick C.44
Noel, C. E.11
Nosoff, Frank33
Nosowsky, Manny8246254
Oberlander, Mary E.11
O'Brien, Edward J.1010
Ochrymowych, Julian527
Oliver, Ruth H.77
O'Malley, Robert11
O'Neill, Mike11
Orna, Mary Virginia2828
Osborn, Tap1111112
Osborne, Vincent L.2020
Overholt, A. B.11
Overholt, James R.22
Owens, John D.11
Page, Christopher9817
Page, Jim8470154
Palmer, Arthur W.38139
Parris, Michael J.1111
Parsons, Hallie & Gerald2828
Patashus, Jon11
Patterson, Elizabeth2323
Pavane, Rosalind33
Pearce, Marian11
Pedersen, Marjorie1212
Pepple, Patterson3737
Perry, Judith22325
Perryman11
Peters, L. K.1515
Petersen11
Petschke22
Pettigrew, Helen11
Philbrick, Jack22
Plackner, Jim55
Platt Jr., Richard N.55
Plesinger11
Pollard33
Polvogt, Bill44
Pomerance, Brenda11
Price, Peter E.22
Priestley, Michael J.77
Probst, Catharine Y. C.33
Prosser, John R.1010
Prystowsky, Bonnie S.123
Prytz, John1111
Quackenbush, Elizabeth M.22
Quivey11
Rabb, Louise1414
Rabinowitz66
Rae44
Rampino, Michael A.3333
Ranson, Waldo55
Rash11
Raventos, George66
Rayment, Geraldine11
Reagle, Merl3710
Reddall, H. Hastings2727
Reed, Jean4646
Reed, Macon22
Reich, Warren W.13114
Reichert44
Reid11
Rein11
Rein, Harold22
Remignanti, Katherine Gould & Chris11
Remley66
Rheingold, Lawrence M.44
Rhoades, Norton2424
Rice, Maria G.22
Richman, Kay11
Richman, Kim11
Richter Sr., John S.11
Rickert44
Ridley, Christy5454
Rigby, Margaret22
Righter, Kathryn6363
Risley11
Risteen, Herb L.244244
Roarke, Jesse4848
Robbins, Sidney L.15350203
Robert11
Robertson11
Roby11
Rogers11
Roget, John11
Rohleder, Jorgen11
Roop, Robert Vaux55
Root, George W.11
Rosemond, Philip G.22
Rosen, Mel241337
Rosenberg, Harriet Gilson2424
Rosenfield, Bert6060
Rosenheim, Alfred11
Rosenheim, Irving L.44
Rosenthal, Evelyn B.99
Rosenthal, Jack22
Rosner, Louis11
Ross, Nancy S.342256
Ross, Randolph2101103
Rubin22
Rushe, Clara33
Russell55
Russell, John11
Russo, Kathryn11
Rutkay, Ruth L.22
Sabin, Lou10829137
Samalin33
Samson, David J. Pohl & John M.33
Samson, John M.49150
Santora, A. J.18568253
Sard, Eugene11
Satterlee, Churchill11
Sawikin44
Scarato, Guido N.33
Schier, Norma22
Schier, Thomas W.111728
Schneider, Virginia W.55
Schnitzer, Frances K.44
Schopp, William22
Schorr, Elaine D.4949
Schulman, Arthur80181
Schultz, Ruth N.2121
Schuster, Nancy10212
Schwarz, F. D.11
Schwarzbaum22
Scollon, Bill33
Scott11
Scott, Jay22
Scully, David A.55
Sefick, Bob2810
Sessions, Diana R.6969
Seward, Beverly J.1717
Shalom, Stephen Rosskamm11
Shannon, James V.11
Shaw, Bruce R.22
Sheehan, Thomas1111
Sheldon, Jay99
Shenk, Mike178
Sherwood, Christopher2222
Shields, Louis99
Shipp, Bill11
Shipp, Dorothea E.63164
Shipp, John11
Shoemaker, R.11
Shogry, Catherine11
Shore, Charlotte1313
Shortz, Will22
Sidway, Lois671885
Silverstein11
Silvestri, Richard4684130
Simons, Anne11
Sinnreich11
Skodzus, Alice44
Smart, J. Samuel99
Smathers, Helen1313
Smith, Dorothy E.1010
Smith, Ellsworth44
Smith, Evelyn E.88
Smith, George Rose1010
Smith, Howard O.22
Smith, Ruth33
Smith, Ward W.11
Smitonick, Dorothy17118
Smullyan, Irene1919
Snow, Jessie M.11
Snow, Peter G.2929
Snyder, Mary S.2121
Soloway, Shirley3434
Spaar Jr., William22
Spadaccini, Stephanie83644
Sphicas, George P.1313
Springer, Barbara11
Spry, Jay1616
St. Clair, Eileen22
Steele22
Stein, Ed156
Steinberg, Norma351752
Steinhardt, Jack L.3939
Stern, Edrico11
Sterner22
Stickney, Charlotte11
Stone, Gene22
Storey, Bert66
Stout11
Straka, Henry V.33
Strassheim22
Stryker, Floy44
Sturges, Robert W.55
Sullivan, Kay1919
Sulzberger, Charles Merz & Arthur Hays11
Sussman, Leonard4040
Sutton, G. A. K.11
Swift, Peter7979
Sylvester, Art11
Talley, Alma11
Tangredi44
Taub, Eva Pollack33
Taub, Mel441054
Taub, Phyllis11
Tea Jr., Peter L.33
Teitelbaum, Maurice J.99
Tenfelde, Nikki1111
Tepper, Ruth Lake55
Theimer, Ernst50151
Thornton, Peter T.11
Tilart, Sergei22
Tilgner, Christine22
Tivin, Beverly33
Toole, Fred2828
Toro, Elmer66
Torrey11
Towle, Jonathan J.44
Trent, Judson G.5151
Treusch22
Tripp11
Trombley, Deborah Pelkey11
Troxell33
Trussel22
Tuckerman, Sara V.4040
Tyler, Brian G.415
Tyler, Eleanor11
Ullmen11
Underhill, Tom11112
Unknown48514851
Valence, Christine R.1515
Vander Noot, Ed11
Varner, Thomas J.1212
Verdesca, Arthur S.281442
Vezendy, John11
Von Maluski, Geraldine22
Waffell, Charles B.314
Walker11
Waltuch11
Wargo, Martin J.11
Warnock, Mary D.11
Warriner, Cornelia88
Watson, Fawn11
Watts, Edgar11
Weakley, Barbara J.1919
Webb, Walter224
Webster, W. W.1212
Wechsler, Jeffrey11213
Weil44
Weisser, Mary D.55
Weng, Will2424
Wesoff, Eli93194
West, E. J.11
West, Marie2121
Whelan, Arthur M.33
Wherry, Jack55
Whit11
White, Bryant112839
Whitman, Helen K.44
Whitman, Joan66
Whitten4646
Whitten, Mary Cee1212
Whitten, Stanley B.9918
Whitworth11
Wilbur11
Wilkinson, S. E.1616
Williams, Elizabeth11
Williams, J. R.11
Willig, John88
Wilson11
Wilson, Jeanne2626
Wilson, William D.22
Winston, Carl H.11
Witte, Kenneth30333
Wittes11
Wizer, Norman S.181432
Wolfe, Henry A.1212
Wolfe, Robert H.236083
Wood, Nancy A.33
Wood, Pamela V-W11
Woodard, Charles11
Woods, William S.33
Worden, J. P.11
Worthing22
Woss11
Wouk, Joy L.1249133
Wray, Kevin55
Yaro, Elizabeth A.88
Yates, Virginia L.3838
Yelle, Rita1010
York, Deborah11
Young66
Yskamp, William J.33
Zimmerman, Robert21214
Zimpel, Alda F.77