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217 Results for BEST

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

DateGridClueAuthor
Tuesday, May 26, 20151AFirst word in every Academy Award categoryGareth Bain
Wednesday, July 10, 201345AStart of the title for every OscarEd Sessa
Wednesday, May 29, 201324AWith "in" and 25-Down, blue ribbon earnerGary Cee
Tuesday, May 1, 201255DOutdo (2)Zoe Wheeler and Aimee Lucido
Monday, February 6, 201245ASecond to noneTom Pepper
Tuesday, January 3, 201263AA-number-oneAllan E. Parrish
Saturday, April 30, 201147DWith 10-Down, favored the mostFrederick J. Healy
Wednesday, February 9, 201164AOptimalVictor Barocas
Monday, April 26, 201067ACrème de la crème (2)Lynn Lempel
Wednesday, June 3, 200920ALetter sign-offSamuel A. Donaldson
Thursday, August 21, 200857DOscar superlativeGary J. Whitehead
Tuesday, August 7, 200731A___ in Show (Westminster prize)Daniel Kantor
Sunday, January 14, 200732ATops (3)Harvey Estes
Tuesday, December 12, 200657DPrimoStephen Manion and Victor Fleming
Sunday, October 8, 200667DOscar title starterFred Piscop
Sunday, April 30, 2006107D    TrumpElizabeth C. Gorski
Friday, April 14, 20061AEclipseJames E. Buell
Thursday, December 15, 200550DInformal letter closingPatrick Merrell
Wednesday, August 17, 200567ATops (3)Kyle Mahowald
Monday, June 13, 200560DTop spotEarl W. Reed
Saturday, June 11, 20054DOvercomePatrick Merrell
Tuesday, November 16, 20041ARating a blue ribbonStella Daily and Bruce Venzke
Monday, January 12, 200471ATaking the blue ribbonKurt Mengel
Wednesday, July 23, 20038DFirst-placeEd Early
Friday, April 18, 200334AWith 47-Across, Academy Award categoryTyler Hinman
Sunday, December 29, 20021DOscar wordRichard Silvestri
Wednesday, November 13, 200268ASunday ___Elizabeth C. Gorski
Sunday, June 16, 2002103DTop of the lineManny Nosowsky
Monday, April 15, 200269ASuperlativeJames P. Sharp
Monday, January 14, 200246DTops (3)Michael Shteyman
Sunday, September 16, 200122AVanquish (2)Bill Zais
Tuesday, December 12, 200023DNumero uno (2)Nick Grivas
Sunday, June 25, 200014AWhip (2)Cathy Millhauser
Monday, May 29, 200062ABrief letter sign-offRandall J. Hartman
Sunday, May 7, 200087AInformal letter signoffPatrick D. Berry
Thursday, February 3, 200013DBet or buy lead-inThomas W. Schier
Thursday, December 2, 199929DOutdo (2)Mel Taub
Saturday, March 27, 199923ATopRich Norris
Tuesday, January 12, 199971ACrème de la crème (2)Nancy Salomon
Tuesday, September 22, 199845ANumero uno (2)Nancy Salomon
Wednesday, August 5, 199865ATop-qualityPatrick Jordan
Thursday, January 29, 199868AVanquish (2)Frances Hansen
Sunday, January 11, 1998111AWhip (2)Nancy Joline and Peg Conner
Thursday, November 6, 199736ATop of the heapNancy Salomon
Wednesday, October 22, 199756DA+John D. Leavy
Wednesday, September 17, 199759ACream of the cropKaren Hodge
Tuesday, April 30, 199621DDefeatG. E. Paul
Friday, November 24, 19954DTiptopBob Klahn
Wednesday, October 4, 19951DUnsurpassedWayne Robert Williams
Thursday, February 24, 199462ALetter closingStanley Newman
Wednesday, January 12, 199438DInsurance writer A.M._____Fred Piscop

166 results for BEST from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Friday, July 16, 199336AOutdoJames E. Hinish Jr.Maleska
Saturday, June 19, 199322ASupremeJean J. DavisonMaleska
Saturday, May 1, 199365AOverpowerJune A. BoggsMaleska
Sunday, September 1, 19911ATop of the lineFrances HansenMaleska
Friday, May 17, 199133AWorstErnie FurtadoMaleska
Saturday, March 30, 199110AWorstI. Judah KoolykMaleska
Saturday, June 30, 199051AA-oneBernard MerenMaleska
Tuesday, July 11, 19899ABetter than betterReginald L. JohnsonMaleska
Wednesday, July 27, 198836AWorstArthur S. VerdescaMaleska
Monday, June 6, 19885DOutstripWilliam CanineMaleska
Sunday, May 1, 1988112AWorstFrances HansenMaleska
Tuesday, December 29, 19875ADefeatDorothy SmitonickMaleska
Monday, September 14, 198759DDefeatChristopher SherwoodMaleska
Sunday, August 9, 198778AWORSTT.W. UnderhillMaleska
Sunday, April 12, 198757AEliteJacques LiwerMaleska
Sunday, January 18, 198764A___ bower (spare anchor)Bert RosenfieldMaleska
Sunday, November 16, 1986121ATrounceDeborah Pelkey TrombleyMaleska
Tuesday, September 9, 19869DCarter's "Why Not the ___?"Robert KatzMaleska
Sunday, June 15, 198682DOptimumRichard SilvestriMaleska
Saturday, May 10, 198654DOutdoNancy JolineMaleska
Thursday, May 1, 198624ADrummer PeteGayle DeanMaleska
Wednesday, April 9, 198634DDefeatEdward BobbMaleska
Sunday, June 9, 19851DKind of man or sellerSally CoyleMaleska
Monday, April 15, 198567ADefeatNorman S. WizerMaleska
Sunday, March 31, 198593DDefeatPeter G. SnowMaleska
Monday, March 4, 19851ADefeatBarbara J. WeakleyMaleska
Monday, November 26, 198431DVanquishBarbara J. WeakleyMaleska
Sunday, September 2, 1984126DWorst, in a wayWarren W. ReichMaleska
Tuesday, October 18, 198317AOutdoHarold B. CountsMaleska
Wednesday, September 14, 19831DOutwitDorothy SmitonickMaleska
Tuesday, August 16, 198345ADefeatElaine GeorgeMaleska
Tuesday, April 5, 198311DOutdoCharles EnglerMaleska
Monday, March 21, 198313D"___ wishes!"John R. ProsserMaleska
Sunday, January 23, 1983111DOutdoBette Sue CohenMaleska
Friday, November 5, 198247AWorstBernice GordonMaleska
Monday, October 25, 198230AOutdoBermanMaleska
Saturday, June 5, 198210ADefeatGeorge P. SphicasMaleska
Friday, April 23, 198259ACo-discoverer of insulinDavid CrosattoMaleska
Tuesday, March 2, 198261ACarter's "Why Not the ___?"Nancy McCarthyMaleska
Wednesday, August 19, 19811D"___ Foot Forward"Louis SabinMaleska
Saturday, August 15, 198123ABetter than betterDorothea E. ShippMaleska
Tuesday, August 11, 19811AOvercomeJudson G. TrentMaleska
Sunday, May 17, 198178AOutdoBert RosenfieldMaleska
Thursday, November 20, 19801ABetter than betterWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Wednesday, October 8, 19805ADefeatCarol DuttingMaleska
Thursday, June 26, 19808DWorstJack L. SteinhardtMaleska
Monday, December 10, 197911DBritish actress: 1900–74N. M. MeyerMaleska
Sunday, November 11, 1979112AOutdoTap OsbornMaleska
Monday, October 29, 197945AMatchlessN. M. MeyerMaleska
Wednesday, October 24, 197968A"Father Knows ___"C. J. AngioMaleska
Monday, June 11, 197922AOutscoreJean J. DavisonMaleska
Friday, May 4, 197927DTopsWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Sunday, April 2, 197811DMet bassoRichard SilvestriMaleska
Friday, December 9, 19771DTopsWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Tuesday, July 12, 197717ATopsMrs. John FabbroniMaleska
Friday, June 17, 19771AVanquishMartha J. DeWittMaleska
Wednesday, June 8, 197748DDefeatHerb L. RisteenMaleska
Wednesday, February 2, 197761AGirl or sellerAllan BlackmanWeng
Monday, June 7, 197652DFoot to put forwardHerb L. RisteenWeng
Monday, January 26, 197657AKind of manMartha J. DeWittWeng
Friday, January 2, 197661DOvercomeSinnreichWeng
Friday, June 27, 197510AKind of manAllan BlackmanWeng
Monday, March 17, 197563ASuperfineWilliam LutwiniakWeng
Thursday, July 18, 197438AEdna of stageMarie WestWeng
Sunday, May 12, 197440ANonpareilStanley GlassWeng
Tuesday, April 16, 19747DKind of sellerEugene T. MaleskaWeng
Thursday, November 1, 19731DEdna of theaterUnknownWeng
Monday, July 16, 19734ADefeatUnknownWeng
Saturday, March 24, 19731AIt's yet to be, to BrowningUnknownWeng
Friday, September 15, 19721AKind of manUnknownWeng
Wednesday, August 18, 19711AOutdoUnknownWeng
Thursday, August 5, 197136DEdna of stageUnknownWeng
Sunday, May 23, 197144DActress EdnaHerbert EttensonWeng
Friday, May 14, 197113DWitness of a sort, with 50 AcrossUnknownWeng
Saturday, December 19, 19701DDefeatUnknownWeng
Sunday, June 7, 1970101ATopsAnthony MorseWeng
Thursday, May 7, 197010AOutdoUnknownWeng
Sunday, February 1, 1970119DSupremeHerbert EttensonWeng
Friday, December 12, 196931DSuperlative.UnknownWeng
Wednesday, December 10, 196938DTop of the line.UnknownWeng
Wednesday, November 12, 196961AOutdo.UnknownWeng
Thursday, August 7, 196914ASuperlative.UnknownWeng
Friday, June 13, 196969ADefeat.UnknownWeng
Tuesday, November 19, 196865AFinest clothes.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, September 28, 196857DUtmost.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, July 9, 196810ATo the highest degree.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, April 13, 196862ASuperlative.UnknownFarrar
Friday, February 23, 196810AUtmost.UnknownFarrar
Monday, September 25, 196758AFinest.Eileen LexauFarrar
Tuesday, June 27, 196735AMost productive of good.Cora GoodmanFarrar
Friday, April 28, 196753DUtmost.Manny MillerFarrar
Wednesday, December 14, 196627ADefeat or excel.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, October 1, 196624ATops.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, June 18, 196637DSuperlative.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, May 24, 196627AOutdo.UnknownFarrar
Friday, March 5, 19651DFinest clothes.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, January 20, 196513DLargest.Louise EarnestFarrar
Saturday, January 2, 196559DFinest clothes.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, September 10, 196457DOptimum.UnknownFarrar
Friday, September 4, 196452DExcel.Louise EarnestFarrar
Friday, June 19, 196417AWorst.UnknownFarrar
Monday, May 27, 196348AAll for the ___.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, April 3, 196368AOutdo.UnknownFarrar
Monday, February 4, 196365AOutdo.Jean ReedFarrar
Wednesday, December 12, 196268AOutdo.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, November 25, 1962123DUtmost.Herbert EttensonFarrar
Wednesday, July 25, 19621DUtmost.Anna GramFarrar
Sunday, February 11, 1962106DUtmost.Threba JohnsonFarrar
Thursday, December 28, 19611DMost choice.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, October 17, 19611DLargest.UnknownFarrar
Monday, October 16, 196165AOutdo.UnknownFarrar
Friday, September 15, 196133DUtmost.UnknownFarrar
Friday, July 28, 196162AUtmost.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, May 14, 1961112DThe most one can do.Christine ValenceFarrar
Friday, March 24, 19611AOutstrip.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, February 12, 19619DFinest.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Sunday, February 5, 19616DUtmost.Dortha F. MarksFarrar
Friday, September 2, 19605ADefeat.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, July 6, 196029DLargest.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, May 26, 196067AMost.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, April 14, 19603DFinest clothes.UnknownFarrar
Monday, April 4, 196034DUtmost.UnknownFarrar
Friday, July 10, 195910AMatchless.William A. Lewis, Jr.Farrar
Wednesday, May 6, 195919AUtmost.Roberta MorseFarrar
Monday, April 20, 195932DUtmost.Albert V. BlumFarrar
Saturday, March 28, 195951DIn the highest degree.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Wednesday, January 14, 195964AExcelling all.S. A. KayFarrar
Monday, September 22, 195864AUtmost.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, September 14, 1958112DMost.Grace HosterFarrar
Friday, June 13, 195858AUtmost.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Saturday, November 2, 195766AMost desirable.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, October 20, 1957105DOutdo.Mel TaubFarrar
Wednesday, July 31, 195753AUtmost.H. L. RisteenFarrar
Saturday, July 6, 19571APrime.Helen BernardFarrar
Sunday, June 16, 1957106AOutstrip.C. Hume CraftFarrar
Wednesday, May 8, 195743DMost excellent.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Wednesday, February 13, 195759AFinest.Helen K. WhitmanFarrar
Monday, January 14, 19571APar excellence.Helen FasuloFarrar
Friday, August 24, 19561AThe March Hare's "___ butter."Marion MoeserFarrar
Saturday, May 5, 195613D"The ___ is yet to be."UnknownFarrar
Thursday, December 15, 19551DUtmost.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, September 10, 195565AOne's finest clothes.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Saturday, August 13, 195563A___ wishes.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, June 18, 195553DMatchless.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Monday, March 28, 195554DEdna or Herbert.Ruth H. OliverFarrar
Sunday, September 12, 195467DFinest clothes.Ruth H. OliverFarrar
Wednesday, August 4, 19541AMost desirable.S. A. KayFarrar
Thursday, July 15, 195418DSurpass.UnknownFarrar
Monday, July 20, 195353DLargest.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Thursday, June 25, 19531ATops.Natalie HankemeyerFarrar
Sunday, February 15, 195388DSecond to none.Sergei TilartFarrar
Monday, August 18, 19523DWorst.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, June 12, 19526AFirst grade.UnknownFarrar
Friday, June 6, 19521DEdna of the theatre.UnknownFarrar
Friday, June 1, 195127DActress Edna.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, April 22, 195157AThe top.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Monday, November 6, 195019ATopnotch.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, October 19, 194754AUtmost.Alice CookFarrar
Sunday, April 20, 194798DLargest.P. J. LamannaFarrar
Sunday, June 9, 1946121DMost.Louis JenkinsFarrar
Sunday, September 16, 194577DMost.Harriot T. CookeFarrar
Sunday, January 14, 194541ATiptop.Bert StoreyFarrar
Sunday, July 18, 194394AMost.Charles ErlenkotterFarrar
Sunday, February 7, 194384A"Actions ___ discover man."—Pope.Willard N. JordanFarrar
Sunday, December 6, 194240AWorst.F. C. JaschobFarrar
Sunday, September 6, 1942123AUnsurpassed.J. L. WordsworthFarrar