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18 Results

3 Shortz Era entries found. Click any date for context. See the dictionary definition.

DateGridClueAuthor
Saturday, June 19, 201039DHumdrumSamuel A. Donaldson
Thursday, July 21, 200561AComedian's shtickPatrick Blindauer
Saturday, February 24, 199640DEverydayM. Shenk

1 result for ROUTINE from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
January 12, 2003acrosticYNothing out of the ordinaryEmily Cox and Henry Rathvon

14 results for ROUTINE from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Monday, November 28, 198810DHabitual ritualAsnasMaleska
Sunday, January 24, 198899AComic's regular actMary Virginia OrnaMaleska
Friday, September 19, 198662AHabitualHickmottMaleska
Friday, April 12, 198559ARutPeter G. SnowMaleska
Monday, August 17, 198124DOrdinaryHerb L. RisteenMaleska
Tuesday, March 28, 196740DCustomary procedure.H. L. RisteenFarrar
Friday, October 21, 196639DCustomary course of business.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, September 3, 196439DStandard practice.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, November 7, 196338DFixed series of dance steps.H. L. RisteenFarrar
Saturday, July 27, 196338ASinger's act.UnknownFarrar
Friday, July 12, 196313DBusiness as usual.UnknownFarrar
Friday, March 15, 196316AOrdinary.H. L. RisteenFarrar
Thursday, May 17, 196238DCommonplace.Samuel DavisFarrar
Sunday, September 13, 195919AHumdrum ways.Jack LuzzattoFarrar