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45 Results for ABACK

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

Monday, February 28, 201132ATaken ___ (surprised) (5)Mike Buckley
Saturday, January 22, 201138ABy surprise (6)Victor Fleming
Sunday, November 14, 201034DBy surprise (6)Patrick Berry
Thursday, October 14, 201011DOne way to be taken (7)Jim Hilger
Monday, June 21, 20106DTaken ___ (surprised) (5)Fred Piscop
Friday, July 17, 200957AOne way to be taken (7)Doug Peterson and Barry C. Silk
Sunday, December 21, 200844DBy surprise (6)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Sunday, May 4, 200852DOne way to be taken (7)Richard Silvestri
Tuesday, August 7, 200727DTaken ___ (surprised) (5)Daniel Kantor
Sunday, June 24, 200796AOne way to be taken (7)Eric Berlin
Wednesday, August 11, 200433DOne way to be taken (7)Alan Arbesfeld
Monday, November 5, 200157AOne way to be taken (7)Jenny Gutbezahl
Monday, December 6, 19995ATaken ___ (surprised) (5)Gregory E. Paul
Sunday, October 10, 199940ATaken ___Cathy Millhauser
Wednesday, August 4, 199963AUnawaresRichard Silvestri
Wednesday, March 20, 19969ABy surprise (6)G. Newman
Monday, September 4, 199559ATaken ____ (surprised) (5)Richard Thomas
Friday, May 12, 19957DBy surprise (6)Rich Norris
Thursday, February 24, 19946DBy surprise (6)Stanley Newman
Saturday, January 22, 19949ASternwardRaymond Hamel
Sunday, December 19, 199356AOne way to be taken (7)John M. Samson

24 results for ABACK from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

Tuesday, August 24, 199319DTaken ___ (surprised)Cathy MillhauserMaleska
Tuesday, March 30, 19931ATaken ___ (surprised)Joy L. WoukMaleska
Sunday, December 10, 198950ATaken ___ (surprised)Jim PageMaleska
Friday, January 22, 198847ATaken ___ (disconcerted)Joel D. LafargueMaleska
Tuesday, September 8, 198759ATaken ___ (disconcerted)Kenneth WitteMaleska
Monday, May 7, 19847DTaken ___Frances K. SchnitzerMaleska
Sunday, July 8, 197926DTo the rearWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Wednesday, April 24, 197452DTake ___ (nonplus)William LutwiniakWeng
Saturday, October 23, 19717DTaken ___UnknownWeng
Monday, November 9, 19705DTaken ___UnknownWeng
Monday, November 11, 196844DTaken ___ (disconcerted).UnknownFarrar
Friday, April 12, 196827ATaken ___ (startled).UnknownFarrar
Sunday, October 1, 1967130DSurprised (with "taken").A. J. SantoraFarrar
Saturday, September 23, 196725DTaken ___ (surprised).Arthur SchulmanFarrar
Sunday, February 21, 196575ATaken ___.Barbara L. GolubFarrar
Sunday, March 11, 19627DTaken ___ (surprised).Harry GluckFarrar
Tuesday, July 11, 196113ATaken ___ (disconcerted).UnknownFarrar
Monday, July 7, 195836ATaken ___ (surprised and disconcerted).S. A. KayFarrar
Monday, May 16, 19556DTaken ___.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, January 28, 195348DFlattened, as sails against the mast.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Saturday, January 24, 195316ATake ___ (give pause).Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Tuesday, October 2, 19516DTaken ___.UnknownFarrar
Friday, May 11, 195154DTaken ___.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, July 21, 194642DBackward.Louis ShieldsFarrar