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36 Results for INITIATE

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

DateGridClueAuthor
Friday, November 29, 201314ALaunch (2)Ned White
Wednesday, April 30, 200837DBeginHenry Hook
Tuesday, March 28, 200621AKick offJim Hyres
Friday, June 3, 200537DSet offJim Hyres
Wednesday, September 10, 200355ALaunch (2)Patrick Berry
Friday, March 15, 200246AGet goingBrendan Emmett Quigley
Sunday, February 7, 1999126AMemberNancy Nicholson Joline
Sunday, August 11, 199623AOne who's joined the clubM. Schneider
Saturday, January 27, 199637DFraternity manR. Norris

1 result for INITIATE from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
December 25, 2011panda16AAin't it, i.e., the way to begin?Mel Taub

26 results for INITIATE from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Wednesday, July 21, 199310DStartBetty JorgensenMaleska
Monday, December 4, 198937DBeginSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Thursday, February 11, 198816AStartRhonda KrausMaleska
Saturday, June 7, 198649ABeginIrene SmullyanMaleska
Sunday, July 15, 198499ANovicePeter SwiftMaleska
Saturday, February 27, 198260ANew member of Sigma ChiAlbert L. MisenkoMaleska
Friday, November 4, 197735DStartJack LuzzattoMaleska
Wednesday, August 16, 197210DStartUnknownWeng
Friday, February 6, 197033DStartUnknownWeng
Sunday, June 5, 196623ANovice.Hume R. CraftFarrar
Friday, April 9, 196535DSet going.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, January 12, 196554AInduct into membership.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, April 17, 196338DSet going.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, December 21, 195738DStart.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, September 10, 195716ABegin.H. L. RisteenFarrar
Tuesday, June 22, 195437DStart.Cora GoodmanFarrar
Friday, April 2, 195460ATake the first step.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Wednesday, March 25, 195311DAdmit into a society.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, March 12, 195250AOriginate.UnknownFarrar
Friday, March 7, 195215ABegin.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, February 17, 195216DTake the first step.Sam LakeFarrar
Saturday, December 1, 195162AInduct into a frat.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, July 8, 195149DSet going.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Sunday, January 13, 194618DBeginner.Elizabeth PattersonFarrar
Sunday, March 25, 194564DBegin.Willard N. JordanFarrar
Sunday, July 16, 194496AIntroduce.Harriot T. CookeFarrar