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128 Results for ROTS

45 Shortz Era entries found. Click any date for context. Repeated clues show (number of Shortz Era occurrences).

Monday, January 19, 201557DGoes bad (7)Jean O'Conor
Tuesday, December 16, 201465ADecomposes (2)Joel D. Lafargue
Sunday, August 17, 201427DBreaks down (4)Caleb Madison
Tuesday, July 8, 201435AGoes to potBruce Venzke and Gail Grabowski
Sunday, April 6, 201492ABreaks down (4)Patrick Berry
Thursday, February 27, 20144DTurns badStanley Newman
Thursday, August 29, 201363AFalls into decayTimothy Polin
Sunday, September 11, 201156DGoes bad (7)Kay Anderson
Friday, August 20, 201018ALanguishes in the lockupBrad Wilber
Thursday, August 19, 20107DSpoils (4)Kristian House
Tuesday, April 13, 201051DGoes bad (7)Alex Boisvert
Sunday, December 20, 200988AGoes to hellAlan Arbesfeld
Saturday, November 21, 200928DDegeneratesGary J. Whitehead
Saturday, May 2, 200955DSpoils (4)Peter A. Collins
Thursday, January 22, 200926DFails to keep (2)Gary J. Whitehead
Tuesday, May 6, 200871AFails to keep (2)Gary J. Whitehead
Monday, March 24, 200838AGoes bad, as fruitDavid J. Kahn
Saturday, October 20, 200748DBreaks down (4)Patrick Berry
Friday, November 17, 20064DDeterioratesBeth Hinshaw
Friday, April 21, 200619ADoesn't keep (5)Manny Nosowsky
Monday, December 26, 200556DGoes bad (7)Allan E. Parrish
Wednesday, August 10, 200561DRaises a stink?Kurt Mengel and Jan-Michele Gianette
Sunday, April 10, 200571DBreaks down (4)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Friday, March 5, 20045DBreaks down, in a wayGary Steinmehl
Wednesday, December 31, 200330DMakes a stink?Alan Arbesfeld
Tuesday, February 25, 200354DGoes bad (7)Nancy Salomon
Wednesday, February 19, 200317ADoesn't keep (5)Sarah Keller
Sunday, October 20, 200224DDoesn't keep (5)Harvey Estes and Nancy Salomon
Monday, April 29, 20021DGoes bad (7)Holden Baker
Saturday, February 9, 200211DLanguishes in confinementRich Norris
Wednesday, February 21, 20011DGoes bad (7)Karen Hodge
Thursday, January 11, 20015DFalls apart (2)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Thursday, June 29, 200040DTurnsRobert H. Wolfe
Sunday, January 9, 2000116ADoesn't keep (5)Charles M. Deber
Sunday, October 31, 199979ADoesn't keep (5)Frank Longo
Tuesday, April 27, 199913DGoes to waste (2)Fred Piscop
Monday, February 22, 19993DDecomposes (2)Gregory E. Paul
Sunday, November 29, 1998115ALanguishesMatt Gaffney
Saturday, October 25, 199753DFalls apart (2)John Scott Marrone
Saturday, March 15, 199751DMoldersDaniel R. Stark
Friday, September 20, 199650DStagnatesJ. Page
Tuesday, March 26, 19961DSpoils (4)J. S. Marrone
Monday, September 4, 199560APutrefiesRichard Thomas
Sunday, March 20, 199431AGoes to waste (2)Joel Davajan
Sunday, December 5, 1993120ASpoils (4)Manny Nosowsky

83 results for ROTS from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

Friday, December 18, 199229DPutrefiesMichael A. RampinoMaleska
Saturday, December 12, 199267AMoldersStanley B. WhittenMaleska
Friday, March 13, 19921DDecaysErnst TheimerMaleska
Friday, March 6, 19923DErodesBryant WhiteMaleska
Wednesday, November 21, 199024ASpoilsMartha J. DeWittMaleska
Monday, October 8, 19907DDecaysFred TooleMaleska
Wednesday, July 11, 199068ADecaysBetty JorgensenMaleska
Thursday, July 5, 199061DDeterioratesKenneth WitteMaleska
Sunday, February 11, 199057ADegeneratesArnold MossMaleska
Sunday, February 4, 199062AHurdy-gurdiesDonald V. Lee IIMaleska
Tuesday, August 29, 19895DPutrefiesHarold B. CountsMaleska
Monday, August 21, 19891ADecaysPeter G. SnowMaleska
Tuesday, July 25, 198961DDecomposesChristopher SherwoodMaleska
Sunday, February 26, 198991DDeterioratesWarren W. ReichMaleska
Wednesday, December 14, 198819ADecaysWilliam S. McIlrathMaleska
Tuesday, September 27, 198837ADecaysWhittenMaleska
Wednesday, July 6, 198863ADegeneratesRobert O. DillmanMaleska
Wednesday, March 30, 198858DDecaysShirley SolowayMaleska
Saturday, December 12, 198738DMoldersHarold B. CountsMaleska
Friday, October 9, 198755DMoldersRita YelleMaleska
Sunday, July 19, 19873DDecaysKathryn RighterMaleska
Friday, May 30, 198636DDecaysGayle DeanMaleska
Monday, May 12, 198622ADecaysSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Friday, December 13, 198563ASpoilsWilliam S. McIlrathMaleska
Monday, December 9, 198521APutrifiesH. Hastings ReddallMaleska
Wednesday, July 10, 198562ADecaysFred TooleMaleska
Monday, August 22, 198364ADecomposesNancy McCarthyMaleska
Sunday, June 19, 198311DDecomposesArnold MossMaleska
Sunday, February 20, 198356DMoldersMaurice J. TeitelbaumMaleska
Wednesday, October 6, 198264AMoldersSamuel K. FliegnerMaleska
Wednesday, September 22, 198223ADecaysJack R. HarnesMaleska
Monday, August 16, 198239ADecaysNorman S. WizerMaleska
Saturday, August 7, 198223AGoes badWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Wednesday, April 14, 19826DPlant diseasesJohn GreenmanMaleska
Friday, June 12, 198140ASpoilsMary Virginia OrnaMaleska
Tuesday, August 26, 198025DDeterioratesJoan WhitmanMaleska
Saturday, August 9, 198029DMoldersJack L. SteinhardtMaleska
Tuesday, January 15, 198065ASpoilsRubinMaleska
Tuesday, November 6, 197940ADecaysJean J. DavisonMaleska
Wednesday, April 11, 197952ADeterioratesWeilMaleska
Sunday, May 28, 197845APutrefiesHenry HookMaleska
Tuesday, February 7, 197859ADeterioratesRobert W. SturgesMaleska
Tuesday, April 8, 197527DGoes badWilliam LutwiniakWeng
Friday, August 16, 197469AGoes badBert H. KruseWeng
Sunday, January 27, 1974131DGoes badAlexander BlackWeng
Saturday, August 4, 19737DDecaysUnknownWeng
Saturday, March 3, 197335ADecaysUnknownWeng
Monday, February 12, 197348ADeterioratesUnknownWeng
Thursday, December 7, 197264AGoes badUnknownWeng
Saturday, January 22, 197210ADeterioratesUnknownWeng
Friday, November 5, 197121ASpoilsUnknownWeng
Thursday, September 30, 197128AGoes badUnknownWeng
Wednesday, May 5, 197124ADeterioratesUnknownWeng
Tuesday, March 16, 19713DGoes badUnknownWeng
Saturday, February 14, 197058DDecaysUnknownWeng
Monday, April 14, 19691DDecays.UnknownWeng
Wednesday, July 24, 196854DDeteriorates.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, December 5, 1965103ASpoils.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Wednesday, August 18, 196518DGoes to pot.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, March 22, 196437DSpoils.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Sunday, August 25, 196342DGoes to ruin.Stephanie CaruanaFarrar
Sunday, July 15, 1962105ASpoils.Jean ReedFarrar
Sunday, April 29, 1962148ASpoils.W. E. JonesFarrar
Monday, April 11, 19606DSpoils.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, December 2, 195910DSpoils.UnknownFarrar
Monday, October 27, 195851DSpoils.Helen FasuloFarrar
Tuesday, July 23, 195718DPutrefies.Sidney LambertFarrar
Sunday, July 1, 195695ASpoils.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Monday, October 10, 195556DSpoils.M. S. ManningFarrar
Saturday, August 13, 195528DSpoils.UnknownFarrar
Friday, March 4, 195522DSpoils.Bernice GordonFarrar
Tuesday, September 21, 195426ADecomposes.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Sunday, September 19, 195415DDecomposes.Arthur SchulmanFarrar
Monday, January 25, 195450AGoes bad.Willard JordanFarrar
Friday, September 11, 195331ASpoils.Edward BucklerFarrar
Sunday, June 7, 1953111AWastes away.Harold T. BersFarrar
Thursday, July 24, 195240ADecomposes.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, December 22, 195154DSpoils.UnknownFarrar
Monday, June 11, 195147AUndergoes decomposition.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, December 2, 195021DGoes bad.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Sunday, December 14, 194720DDecomposes.Louise RabbFarrar
Sunday, March 23, 1947100DCorrupts.W. W. WebsterFarrar
Sunday, February 27, 194412DPutrefies.James E. KisnerFarrar