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29 Results for EFFORT

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

Monday, October 25, 201020AWhat an E may stand forJonah Kagan
Sunday, January 22, 20066DPainsGeorge Barany and Michael Shteyman
Wednesday, January 11, 200643DPhysical exertionMel Rosen
Thursday, August 11, 200547DPushMichael Shteyman
Tuesday, July 19, 200544DAttempt (2)Trip Payne
Sunday, September 24, 200048DStruggleRandolph Ross
Sunday, May 14, 200052DIndustryBill Zais and Nancy Salomon
Saturday, February 21, 19986DAttempt (2)Richard Hughes
Sunday, February 16, 199787DApplicationM. Gaffney
Wednesday, November 8, 199540ADiligenceGlenn E. Sykes

2 results for EFFORT from Variety puzzles.

January 3, 2010acrosticGEndeavor; exertion; travailEmily Cox and Henry Rathvon
July 8, 2007acrosticYApplication of force against inertia, in physicsEmily Cox and Henry Rathvon

17 results for EFFORT from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

Tuesday, July 28, 199221AEarnest attemptEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Sunday, January 12, 199287ATroubleBarbara SpringerMaleska
Sunday, December 29, 199181DElbow greasePeter GordonMaleska
Wednesday, December 25, 199137DEndeavorNancy Scandrett RossMaleska
Monday, December 12, 198847DExertionAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Monday, August 6, 198436DExertionArthur W. PalmerMaleska
Friday, February 12, 19829DTryWhittenMaleska
Wednesday, February 13, 198036DExertionAlfio MicciMaleska
Sunday, March 11, 197948DStrenuous tryArnold MossMaleska
Tuesday, January 17, 197847DExertionSara V. TuckermanMaleska
Tuesday, March 16, 197648AExertionManny MillerWeng
Monday, January 24, 197210DExertionUnknownWeng
Monday, July 7, 19698DExertion.UnknownWeng
Sunday, July 27, 195836AExertion.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Wednesday, May 23, 195644DAchievement.S. A. KayFarrar
Monday, August 11, 19529DStrenuous attempt.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, May 4, 194713DEndeavor.Thomas MeekinFarrar

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