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17 Results for OPTIMAL

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

Thursday, November 29, 20073DBest (4)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Friday, January 27, 200647ABest (4)Sherry O. Blackard
Sunday, November 4, 200113ABest (4)Manny Nosowsky
Saturday, November 15, 199715AMost desirableFred Piscop
Sunday, November 26, 199521ABest (4)Harvey Estes

12 results for OPTIMAL from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

Sunday, June 29, 198645AMost favorableEdward MarcheseMaleska
Monday, July 29, 198551AMost favorableSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Sunday, August 21, 198381DMost favorableFrances HansenMaleska
Monday, August 30, 198238DMost desirableCuzzolinaMaleska
Friday, February 6, 198137DMost satisfactoryDorothea E. ShippMaleska
Sunday, April 4, 197681DBestJ. A. FelkerWeng
Friday, July 18, 197558ABestJean ReedWeng
Tuesday, December 27, 196638AMost favorable.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, August 15, 19646DMost favorable.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, May 16, 196316AMost favorable.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, May 14, 1950126AMost favorable.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Sunday, October 15, 1944106ABest.Bert StoreyFarrar

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