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274 Results for OPT

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

DateGridClueAuthor
Sunday, August 2, 201596AGo (for) (19)Matt Ginsberg
Friday, July 10, 201552DElect (7)Barry C. Silk
Sunday, June 28, 201576D___-in clauseJeremy Newton
Monday, May 18, 201561DChoose (to) (4)Gene Newman
Monday, April 6, 201528DSelect, with "for" (10)Finn Vigeland
Tuesday, February 3, 20158DChoose (13)Joe Krozel
Monday, November 24, 201425AChoose (13)Robert Seminara
Sunday, November 9, 2014113DGo (for) (19)Tom McCoy
Monday, June 23, 201461DMake a decision (2)Brendan Emmett Quigley
Saturday, June 7, 201443AElect (7)John Lieb
Monday, September 2, 201322DChoose (13)Jim Peredo
Saturday, June 1, 201325APick (3)Barry C. Silk
Monday, May 20, 201359DChoose (to) (4)Tim Croce
Sunday, May 12, 201394DElect (7)David J. Kahn
Monday, November 12, 201239AChoose, with "for"Randall J. Hartman
Monday, September 24, 201245DChoose to participate, with "in"John Dunn
Wednesday, September 19, 20125DGo (for) (19)Michael Shteyman
Friday, August 17, 201252DVote (for) (3)Peter Wentz
Sunday, June 10, 201215DDecide (to)Xan Vongsathorn
Monday, May 21, 201239DWithdraw, with "out" (2)Ian Livengood
Sunday, May 20, 201285AGo (for) (19)Alan Arbesfeld
Thursday, January 19, 201246ACheck the box (for)Derek Bowman and Sarah Keller
Thursday, November 17, 201143APick, with "for" (4)Patrick Merrell
Monday, October 10, 201140DChoose (to) (4)Ian C. Livengood
Thursday, August 18, 20111DReject, with "out of"Kevan Choset
Tuesday, June 14, 201125AGo (for) (19)Doug Peterson and Angela Olson Halsted
Thursday, December 16, 201022ADecide to take, with "for"Charles Deber
Thursday, September 23, 201051ADecide (3)David J. Kahn
Sunday, August 8, 201052DMake a choice (9)Pam Klawitter
Sunday, July 11, 20105DMake a choice (9)Ed Sessa
Wednesday, June 16, 201010D___-out clauseJoe Krozel
Tuesday, November 10, 200920AMake a pickAlan Arbesfeld
Wednesday, May 27, 200938AWith 30-Down, kind of clauseCorey Rubin
Sunday, April 19, 2009110DMake a selection (2)Will Nediger
Friday, March 27, 200954DElect (7)Paula Gamache
Saturday, December 20, 200860DElect (7)Brad Wilber
Tuesday, December 16, 200846DSay no, with "out"Gail Grabowski
Sunday, December 7, 200838AMake a choice (9)Jim Page
Friday, November 21, 20089DShow a preferencePatrick Berry
Sunday, November 2, 200860AGo (for) (19)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Monday, October 6, 20081DChoose (to) (4)Patrick Blindauer
Wednesday, September 10, 200839ASelect, with "for" (10)Lucas Gaviotis Whitestone
Saturday, July 19, 200821DGo (for) (19)Todd McClary
Sunday, June 22, 200871DMake a choice (9)Pamela Amick Klawitter
Wednesday, May 7, 200823DGo (for) (19)Richard Silvestri
Thursday, March 20, 200855DMake up one's mind (2)Stephen Edward Anderson
Monday, November 12, 200724AQuit, with "out"Harvey Estes
Sunday, November 4, 200733DElect (7)Bob Klahn
Monday, October 1, 200740ASelect, with "for" (10)Allan E. Parrish
Tuesday, September 25, 200733DMake a choice (9)Randall J. Hartman
Wednesday, August 1, 20076DElect, with "for" (2)David J. Kahn
Wednesday, January 10, 200740DNot req. (2)Curtis Yee
Wednesday, December 20, 20065DMake a choice (9)Nancy Salomon
Wednesday, October 4, 200635APick, with "for" (4)Adam Cohen
Monday, September 18, 200626AChoose (13)Dave Tuller
Wednesday, September 6, 200639DSelect, with "for" (10)Manny Nosowsky
Tuesday, February 14, 200644ASelect, with "for" (10)Kevan Choset
Sunday, September 25, 200511AGo (for) (19)Matt Skoczen
Tuesday, August 9, 200559AChoose, with "to"Victor Fleming
Monday, May 30, 200557DDecide (3)Lynn Lempel
Thursday, December 23, 200459ATake your pickNancy Salomon
Monday, November 1, 200448DSelect, with "for" (10)Kendall Twigg and Nancy Salomon
Sunday, October 31, 200465DChoose (13)Patrick Merrell
Thursday, September 23, 200437ADecide (3)Jerry E. Rosman
Thursday, September 9, 200444ASelect, with "for" (10)Peter Abide
Sunday, August 29, 2004100DGo (for) (19)Manny Nosowsky
Monday, May 17, 200446ASelect, with "for" (10)Ethan Cooper
Sunday, March 14, 200476DMake a selection (2)Craig Kasper
Tuesday, January 20, 200464DMake a choice (9)Eric Berlin
Thursday, January 1, 200452ASelectRichard Silvestri
Monday, September 29, 200346AChoose (13)Richard Chisholm
Wednesday, August 13, 20039DMake a choice (9)Charles E. Gersch
Saturday, August 9, 200333DDecline, with "out of"William I. Johnston
Sunday, July 27, 2003115DGo (for) (19)Michael Grudzielanek
Sunday, July 6, 200379APick, with "for" (4)Robert H. Wolfe
Sunday, May 4, 200332DGo (for) (19)Tyler Hinman
Monday, January 27, 200329AMake a choice (9)Stanley Newman
Wednesday, November 27, 20022D"x" a box, sayRon O'Hair
Tuesday, October 15, 200243AGo (for) (19)Nancy Salomon
Friday, September 27, 200231DCo-___Michael Shteyman
Friday, September 20, 200245DGo with, with "for"Kevin Hagen
Saturday, August 31, 20029DElect, with "for" (2)Trip Payne
Monday, July 8, 200240AChoose (13)Sheldon Benardo
Wednesday, April 17, 200265DBe decisive (2)Richard Silvestri
Sunday, November 25, 200117DDecide to leave, with "out" (3)Bob Klahn and Harvey Estes
Saturday, October 6, 200156DGo (for) (19)Rich Norris
Sunday, March 25, 200186DBe decisive (2)Trip Payne
Tuesday, October 10, 200046DGo (for) (19)Frances Hansen
Sunday, August 6, 20005ASelect, with "for" (10)Manny Nosowsky
Thursday, July 6, 200060DCast one's votePatrick Berry
Wednesday, May 31, 200047DChoose (13)M. Francis Vuolo
Friday, April 14, 20005DGo (for) (19)Martin Ashwood-Smith
Thursday, October 14, 199919ANot req. (2)Joe DiPietro
Sunday, August 15, 199991ADecide to leave, with "out" (3)David J. Kahn
Friday, June 4, 199917AGet off the fence, so to speakJohn Wolting
Sunday, April 4, 199976AGet off the fence (2)Richard Silvestri
Sunday, December 20, 199834DGo (for) (19)Frances Hansen
Sunday, September 13, 199855AElect (7)Cathy Millhauser
Friday, June 12, 199835DPick (3)Matt Gaffney
Saturday, May 23, 199842AWithdraw, with "out" (2)Rich Norris
Friday, April 24, 199841DGet off the fence (2)Martin Ashwood-Smith
Friday, April 3, 199845DPick, with "for" (4)Frank Longo
Sunday, January 18, 199853DMake up one's mind (2)Ed Early and Bob Klahn
Saturday, December 27, 199755DStop wafflingMartin Ashwood-Smith
Tuesday, December 2, 199752ASelect, with "for" (10)Alan Olschwang
Friday, October 31, 199756DGo one way or the otherMatt Gaffney
Thursday, September 18, 199712DChoose (13)Cathy Millhauser
Saturday, December 14, 199623AVote (for) (3)R. Norris
Thursday, December 5, 199612DChoose (13)B. Jorgensen
Tuesday, October 1, 199640DChoose (13)R. J. Hartman
Sunday, July 21, 199665DCheck oneD. Niles
Thursday, May 2, 19961DGo (for) (19)D. J. Kahn
Saturday, February 17, 199644ADecide to leave, with "out" (3)Bob Sefick
Sunday, February 11, 199688AGo (for) (19)Harvey Estes
Sunday, October 22, 199514DChoose (13)Matt Gaffney
Tuesday, July 12, 199439DChoose (13)Charles Arnold
Saturday, January 15, 199449AMake a decision (2)Manny Nosowsky
Wednesday, January 5, 199434APick (3)Chet Currier
Saturday, January 1, 199418A_____ out of (reject)Manny Nosowsky
Wednesday, November 24, 199330AVote (for) (3)Nancy S. Ross

5 results for OPT from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
April 3, 2011diagramless66DMake a choiceFred Piscop
September 5, 2010diagramless40DTake one's pickFred Piscop
November 16, 2008panda56DTop pickMel Taub
February 2, 2003diagramless55AChoose, with "for"Dave Tuller
May 26, 2002diagramless51AChooseFrank Longo

149 results for OPT from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Wednesday, August 25, 199354AChooseEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Wednesday, March 4, 199237DChooseBert RosenfieldMaleska
Thursday, February 13, 199223DChooseJoel D. LafargueMaleska
Thursday, January 9, 199241DPreferTap OsbornMaleska
Sunday, September 22, 199159DMake a choiceLawrence M. RheingoldMaleska
Saturday, July 27, 19919DElectA. J. SantoraMaleska
Sunday, July 14, 199173AMake a selectionBert RosenfieldMaleska
Saturday, May 4, 199132DElectCalista LuminatiMaleska
Tuesday, November 13, 19906DChooseAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Sunday, October 28, 199040DElectPeter SwiftMaleska
Wednesday, August 29, 19908DChooseJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Friday, July 20, 199059DChooseJoel D. LafargueMaleska
Wednesday, July 4, 199042AChooseReginald L. JohnsonMaleska
Monday, June 4, 199065DChooseSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Wednesday, December 27, 198924AChooseBetty JorgensenMaleska
Sunday, May 7, 198932AChooseBert H. KruseMaleska
Tuesday, February 7, 19891AChooseFred TooleMaleska
Sunday, December 18, 198894DChooseEdward MarcheseMaleska
Monday, October 31, 198830DChooseNancy JolineMaleska
Tuesday, April 19, 198832AElectNancy JolineMaleska
Tuesday, March 22, 198850AChooseSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Saturday, October 17, 198727DChooseDorothea E. ShippMaleska
Friday, October 9, 19873DMake a choiceRita YelleMaleska
Thursday, January 8, 198740AChooseIrene SmullyanMaleska
Sunday, January 4, 198721AChooseJim PageMaleska
Friday, July 4, 198632AChooseH. Hastings ReddallMaleska
Friday, May 23, 198645AChooseWilliam S. McIlrathMaleska
Thursday, March 20, 198635DChooseHealyMaleska
Thursday, December 19, 198562DChooseWilliam CanineMaleska
Saturday, November 16, 198528AElectRobert KatzMaleska
Wednesday, August 28, 198556DChoosePeter SwiftMaleska
Saturday, June 15, 198522ADecide onAlan ArbesfeldMaleska
Monday, May 13, 198558DSelectJohnsonMaleska
Friday, February 15, 198555DSelectRobert KatzMaleska
Sunday, December 30, 198427AElectBeverly TivinMaleska
Saturday, November 24, 198460DEliminate the alternativesJames BarrickMaleska
Sunday, November 11, 1984108DChooseMark DiehlMaleska
Friday, September 21, 198430DChooseUllmenMaleska
Monday, September 3, 198429DChooseArthur W. PalmerMaleska
Thursday, July 12, 198431DChooseEli WesoffMaleska
Tuesday, July 10, 198422AElectSilversteinMaleska
Saturday, January 21, 198467DPickRobert KatzMaleska
Friday, January 20, 198426DElectJoe ClonickMaleska
Monday, December 5, 198330DChooseShirley SolowayMaleska
Saturday, November 26, 19837DChooseMaverMaleska
Sunday, August 14, 198356DMake a choicePeter SwiftMaleska
Friday, May 20, 198320DChoosePeter SwiftMaleska
Saturday, February 5, 198318AElectJoe ClonickMaleska
Saturday, January 8, 198341DDecide uponPeter SwiftMaleska
Wednesday, November 3, 19824DSelectJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Saturday, October 30, 198246AChooseEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Sunday, July 25, 198280DPickAlex F. BlackMaleska
Thursday, June 24, 198222AChooseRobert KatzMaleska
Sunday, April 18, 1982135DDecide uponCaroline G. FitzgeraldMaleska
Tuesday, November 10, 198122DMake a choiceKay SullivanMaleska
Sunday, January 25, 19815DDecide in favor ofMaura B. JacobsonMaleska
Friday, November 14, 198042ADecideEli WesoffMaleska
Tuesday, September 30, 198034AChoosePeter SwiftMaleska
Sunday, August 17, 19807DChooseMargaret RigbyMaleska
Sunday, May 18, 19806AMake a choiceA. J. SantoraMaleska
Tuesday, January 22, 198042AMake a choiceHerb L. RisteenMaleska
Thursday, July 12, 197955DElectGurnerMaleska
Thursday, January 25, 19799DPickWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Wednesday, December 20, 197857DChooseHerb L. RisteenMaleska
Monday, June 12, 197831AChooseAnn JenkinsMaleska
Thursday, April 20, 19787DChooseKathryn RighterMaleska
Sunday, February 12, 197842DElectJordan S. LasherMaleska
Tuesday, October 25, 197755DMake a choiceHerb L. RisteenMaleska
Thursday, June 9, 197739AChooseJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Tuesday, May 31, 197756AMake a choiceHerb L. RisteenMaleska
Tuesday, May 17, 197739ADecide on citizenshipArnold MossMaleska
Sunday, May 1, 1977104DTake one's pickElaine D. SchorrMaleska
Sunday, October 10, 1976116DSelectWilliam LutwiniakWeng
Saturday, August 7, 197650DChooseTap OsbornWeng
Sunday, May 2, 197694DPickAlexander F. BlackWeng
Sunday, January 25, 197639AChooseVirginia SchneiderWeng
Sunday, January 18, 197615DDecideNancy W. AtkinsonWeng
Sunday, November 16, 1975102AChooseThreba JohnsonWeng
Monday, September 29, 197562AChooseViolet GaleWeng
Sunday, August 17, 1975106AChooseNorton RhoadesWeng
Tuesday, July 15, 19754ASelectGeorge MadridWeng
Sunday, July 6, 1975103DMake a choiceDiana SessionsWeng
Monday, April 14, 197547ADecide onH. Hastings ReddallWeng
Thursday, February 13, 19756AMake a choiceJames BarrickWeng
Friday, January 17, 197520AChooseReginald L. JohnsonWeng
Thursday, August 29, 197457DMake a choiceHerb L. RisteenWeng
Wednesday, August 14, 197420DElectTap OsbornWeng
Wednesday, May 1, 197459AChooseHal R. HollingerWeng
Wednesday, April 3, 197444DChooseJordan S. LasherWeng
Thursday, February 14, 197443DChooseMarie WestWeng
Monday, February 11, 19749DDecideHallie & Gerald ParsonsWeng
Thursday, November 15, 197349DSelectUnknownWeng
Sunday, September 16, 1973117DChooseNancy S. RossWeng
Monday, March 19, 197339AChooseUnknownWeng
Friday, September 1, 197239DChooseUnknownWeng
Monday, April 17, 197242AChooseUnknownWeng
Sunday, April 2, 197286DSelectBert KruseWeng
Sunday, December 19, 1971149AChooseAnne FoxWeng
Friday, September 24, 197158DChooseUnknownWeng
Monday, November 23, 19704DElectUnknownWeng
Sunday, November 22, 197041DChooseFrances HansenWeng
Sunday, October 4, 197027AChooseCornelia WarrinerWeng
Tuesday, October 21, 196944AElect.UnknownWeng
Wednesday, October 15, 196936AChoose.UnknownWeng
Monday, June 2, 19692DChoose.UnknownWeng
Saturday, November 30, 196830DChoose.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, October 6, 196896DMake a choiceSidney LambertFarrar
Friday, July 19, 196848AChoose.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, April 21, 1968103ADecide to do.William A. Lewis Jr.Farrar
Tuesday, February 20, 196860DChoose.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, December 5, 196755AChoose.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, July 30, 1967120AChoose.Louis SabinFarrar
Wednesday, April 26, 196763DMake a choice.Lois HillisFarrar
Friday, March 24, 196756AMake a choice.H. L. RisteenFarrar
Wednesday, August 3, 19665DMake a choice.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, May 28, 196647AMake a choice.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, December 4, 196558DSelect.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, October 7, 196538DChoose.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, November 1, 196458AChoose.Threba JohnsonFarrar
Thursday, September 17, 196423AChoose.UnknownFarrar
Friday, July 17, 196451ASelect.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, April 21, 196456AChoose.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, June 12, 19634DChoose.UnknownFarrar
Friday, March 8, 196344AChoose.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Tuesday, February 12, 196357DChoose.Diana SessionsFarrar
Saturday, December 29, 196220DChoose.A. J. SantoraFarrar
Saturday, May 26, 196243DChoose.Helen H. KamerlingFarrar
Tuesday, August 8, 196116AChoose.UnknownFarrar
Monday, July 31, 19617DChoose.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, February 23, 196142AMake a choice.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, October 30, 196040DChoose.Roberta H. MorseFarrar
Sunday, June 5, 196038DChoose.W. E. JonesFarrar
Wednesday, January 13, 196037AMake a choice.UnknownFarrar
Monday, November 2, 195948DChoose.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, September 8, 195921AMake a choice.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, January 21, 195810DMake a choice.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Thursday, July 19, 195623AMake a choice.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Wednesday, August 24, 19559DSee 7 Across.John M. Holmes, Jr.Farrar
Sunday, April 25, 1954116DMake a choice.Israel GitterFarrar
Monday, March 2, 195345DChoose citizenship.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Friday, December 19, 195244AChoose.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, June 4, 195246AMake a choice.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, April 27, 195210DChoose.Harold T. BersFarrar
Sunday, November 25, 195144DChoose.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Monday, October 30, 195053AChoose.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, June 11, 19504DSelect.Elizabeth PattersonFarrar
Sunday, April 28, 1946133DChoose.Alberta N. BurtonFarrar
Sunday, June 27, 1943148DExercise an elective choice.Louis BaronFarrar
Sunday, November 29, 19424DMake a choice of citizenship.Willard N. JordanFarrar