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108 Results

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

DateGridClueAuthor
Thursday, October 2, 201460ANot squishyDavid Woolf
Thursday, June 28, 20121AYou might give this to someone you don't likeElizabeth C. Gorski
Friday, May 11, 201234AKind of rock or candyNatan Last
Thursday, May 5, 20115AFatiguingJoel Fagliano
Sunday, January 24, 201099DBrain-busting (3)David Kwong and Kevan Choset
Tuesday, April 28, 200968A___ as a diamondMatt Ginsberg
Monday, April 21, 200826DDifficult (3)Janet R. Bender
Monday, March 17, 200856ARocklike (2)C. W. Stewart
Wednesday, January 23, 200856DObdurateHenry Hook
Saturday, September 8, 200735DCompactBrendan Emmett Quigley
Monday, June 18, 200751DRocklike (2)Randall J. Hartman
Monday, June 4, 200723DSteellikeSteve Kahn
Sunday, December 31, 200628DNot liquidyElizabeth C. Gorski
Thursday, April 7, 200531DLike some ciderPatrick Merrell
Sunday, April 11, 200443DVerifiable, as factsPatrick Merrell
Tuesday, April 1, 200336DKnottyRich Norris
Monday, October 29, 200159DBrain-busting (3)Richard Hughes
Monday, July 16, 200132AArduousPeter Gordon
Tuesday, July 3, 20017DGranitelike (2)Randall J. Hartman
Tuesday, May 1, 200132DStonyStanley Newman
Monday, September 14, 199842ABrainbusting (3)Gregory E. Paul
Friday, May 8, 199833ALike some candyHarvey Estes
Friday, July 25, 199759ALike a Friday crosswordHarvey Estes
Sunday, January 12, 19979DLike Hannah's heart, in songM. Rosen
Friday, October 4, 199620AHerculeanM. Ashwood-Smith
Sunday, May 14, 199540DLike #4 pencilsRichard Silvestri
Wednesday, March 29, 199531DDifficult (3)Manny Nosowsky
Wednesday, October 5, 199411DRockyFran & Lou Sabin
Tuesday, October 4, 199445ADifficult (3)Stanley B. Whitten
Wednesday, March 2, 19941AGranitelike (2)Jonathan Schmatzbach
Sunday, November 21, 199394AFermentedPeter Gordon

77 results for HARD from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Sunday, September 20, 199248ADickens's "___ Times"John M. SamsonMaleska
Saturday, August 29, 199238AUnyieldingTap OsbornMaleska
Sunday, July 19, 199237DKind of rock or candyKevin BoyleMaleska
Monday, May 25, 199222ASubjected to indurationJames L. BeattyMaleska
Saturday, March 7, 19926DUnyieldingI. Judah KoolykMaleska
Saturday, August 3, 199151DToughJonathan J. TowleMaleska
Tuesday, July 16, 199162ADifficultJonathan J. TowleMaleska
Monday, September 17, 19904DAdamantSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Wednesday, May 2, 199052DSomewhat high on the Mohs' scalePeter GordonMaleska
Sunday, February 18, 199084A"___ Copy," TV programJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Sunday, January 28, 199079A"___ Candy," T. Williams bookLouis BaronMaleska
Saturday, December 17, 198818D___ as nailsBert RosenfieldMaleska
Tuesday, August 9, 198834DRocklikeChristopher SherwoodMaleska
Friday, March 4, 198850DNo picnicJoel D. LafargueMaleska
Sunday, February 28, 1988128ABeatles' "A ___ Day's Night"Joy L. WoukMaleska
Tuesday, January 26, 198837DDifficultWalter CovellMaleska
Tuesday, August 25, 198724DAdamantineEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Tuesday, September 23, 198610ASteelyJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Friday, March 28, 198654DExactingJudson G. TrentMaleska
Saturday, December 21, 198556ARigidPeter G. SnowMaleska
Sunday, December 8, 198518DMercilessLouis SabinMaleska
Friday, December 6, 198560ADemandingLarry GoldhirschMaleska
Monday, June 24, 198519AStrongly alcoholicNancy McCarthyMaleska
Friday, June 14, 19851AUnrelentingFrank GearyMaleska
Monday, May 27, 198553ADifficultJonesMaleska
Tuesday, May 14, 198511DPuzzlingTangrediMaleska
Monday, November 19, 19848DDifficultJohnsonMaleska
Monday, February 21, 19837DDifficultPeter G. SnowMaleska
Wednesday, December 29, 19826DUnfeelingFraasMaleska
Saturday, May 8, 198212ADifficultGeorge P. SphicasMaleska
Wednesday, September 23, 19819D"A ___ Day's Night," Beatles songA. J. SantoraMaleska
Sunday, August 16, 1981108D___ Ridden (1958 Epsom winner)A. J. SantoraMaleska
Thursday, July 30, 198128DDarlene of tennis fameEmory H. CainMaleska
Thursday, February 19, 19817DLike a diamondRobert KatzMaleska
Sunday, January 7, 197974AUnyieldingAlex F. BlackMaleska
Saturday, March 25, 197845DObdurateWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Friday, August 26, 197762AFar from flabbyJohnsonMaleska
Friday, June 17, 197725AUnyieldingMartha J. DeWittMaleska
Tuesday, April 19, 197731ALike some puzzlesSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Friday, February 4, 19778DKind of cash or timesStanley A. KurzbanWeng
Sunday, January 4, 197699ATimes or tackStanley GlassWeng
Sunday, July 20, 1975106AKind of sauce or luckEmanuel BergWeng
Monday, March 31, 197510DKind of sauceDorothea E. ShippWeng
Friday, August 10, 197362A___ as nailsUnknownWeng
Wednesday, October 4, 197255AUnfeelingUnknownWeng
Monday, August 21, 19726AKind of sauceUnknownWeng
Wednesday, July 19, 197252DWord with tack or lineUnknownWeng
Tuesday, April 4, 197253AToothbrush ratingUnknownWeng
Monday, December 20, 19711DToothbrush ratingUnknownWeng
Wednesday, April 14, 197119A___ as a rockUnknownWeng
Tuesday, June 17, 196919AUnyielding.UnknownWeng
Sunday, June 8, 196942AWithout pityAnthony MorseWeng
Wednesday, January 8, 196956DTroublesome.UnknownWeng
Wednesday, August 14, 196846AUnyielding.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, July 13, 19681AArduous.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, May 19, 196829DUphill.William LutwiniakFarrar
Tuesday, November 21, 196713DCalloused.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, March 5, 196749ACompact.George LaczkoFarrar
Sunday, January 15, 196712DLike a diamond.William A. Lewis Jr.Farrar
Tuesday, March 29, 196657DArduous.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, March 15, 196648AWith vigor.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, August 1, 19657DFirm.William A. Lewis, Jr.Farrar
Saturday, May 29, 19656DSevere.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, October 17, 196258ATrying.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, August 7, 196237AUnfeeling.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, November 26, 1961106DPowerful.Stephanie CaruanaFarrar
Saturday, October 14, 196152DUnyielding.UnknownFarrar
Monday, May 1, 196158ASevere.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, March 5, 1961114ADifficult.Christine ValenceFarrar
Monday, July 4, 196039DObdurate.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, June 22, 196036D___ sauce.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, July 18, 19599DLike anthracite.Helen FasuloFarrar
Friday, June 19, 195959DUnsentimental.Brice MetcalfeFarrar
Sunday, June 7, 195945AAdamantine.Charles C. AllenFarrar
Saturday, May 23, 195944ASolid and compact.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Monday, May 4, 19596DArduous.H. L. RisteenFarrar
Saturday, January 31, 19591DObdurate.H. L. RisteenFarrar