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95 Results for SCRUB

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

Sunday, November 29, 201560ABenchwarmer (3)Alex Vratsanos
Saturday, August 2, 201442AHit the dirt hard?Kristian House
Monday, February 11, 20131AUse a wire brush onGary Cee
Monday, March 29, 20101AWash very hardJohn Dunn
Monday, May 26, 200841ACancel, at Cape CanaveralMark Sherwood
Wednesday, September 26, 200751DCancel (4)Lee Glickstein and Craig Kasper
Tuesday, May 15, 200739DClean with elbow greaseJohn Halverson
Monday, April 17, 200642AWash hardLarry Paul
Sunday, February 12, 2006103ASecond-stringer (3)Manny Nosowsky
Thursday, February 2, 200654DBench sitterByron Walden
Tuesday, August 9, 200524ADo a pre-op choreVictor Fleming
Thursday, March 31, 200545ASubstituteDavid Liben-Nowell
Tuesday, September 14, 200446DSecond-stringer (3)Nancy Salomon and Harvey Estes
Wednesday, October 3, 200127DCancel (4)David Bunker
Tuesday, December 5, 200011DPrepare for surgery (2)Alan Arbesfeld
Friday, November 3, 200022APrepare for surgery (2)Joe DiPietro
Tuesday, April 13, 199939AThird-stringerFred Piscop
Saturday, March 27, 19991DCancel (4)Rich Norris
Sunday, January 10, 19994ADo away withDavid J. Kahn
Tuesday, November 12, 199620ASecond-stringer (3)E. Lexau
Wednesday, August 21, 19969ABenchwarmer (3)Fred Piscop
Thursday, May 30, 19965ACancel (4)N. S. Wizer
Wednesday, March 27, 19961ASecond-string playerR. J. Hartman
Sunday, August 27, 1995104DBenchwarmer (3)Martin Schneider
Wednesday, August 2, 19955ANonvarsity playerJames Neal
Sunday, December 18, 199451DHit the dirt?Manny Nosowsky & Bob Klahn
Friday, December 16, 19944AAbandonA.J. Santora

2 results for SCRUB from Variety puzzles.

March 17, 2013diagramless31DBenchwarmerFred Piscop
February 3, 2002cryptic21AThoroughly clean low bushes (5)Fraser Simpson

66 results for SCRUB from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

Sunday, November 14, 199393ABench warmerNorma SteinbergTaub
Tuesday, August 17, 19935ACancel a space tripEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Sunday, May 17, 199239DCancel a space tripAlfio MicciMaleska
Sunday, March 10, 199129DCancelJoan P. LeemhorstMaleska
Tuesday, May 1, 199050DStunted treeMichael A. RampinoMaleska
Tuesday, August 29, 198930ACleanseHarold B. CountsMaleska
Wednesday, September 21, 198828DSecond-stringerCharles E. GerschMaleska
Sunday, August 2, 198741ACancelJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Sunday, April 7, 19851ABench warmerCharles M. DeberMaleska
Sunday, April 29, 198463DClean upLouis BaronMaleska
Monday, December 19, 19831AAbort a missionReidMaleska
Thursday, May 26, 19835DCancel a launchBernice GordonMaleska
Saturday, December 18, 19821DBench warmerI. Judah KoolykMaleska
Friday, March 27, 198118AKind of team or brushRobert KatzMaleska
Friday, May 9, 198014DKind of pine or oakRaymond F. EisnerMaleska
Monday, May 7, 197948DPostpone a rocket launchMorton BraunMaleska
Tuesday, April 17, 197930DSecond-string playerSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Monday, December 25, 19784DStunted treeC. J. AngioMaleska
Monday, June 28, 19765AStunted treeSidney L. RobbinsWeng
Tuesday, January 27, 197622DCancel, as a blastoffDorothea E. ShippWeng
Tuesday, November 18, 197532ABenchwarmerEvelyn BenshoofWeng
Wednesday, May 7, 197524DDo brush workSamalinWeng
Wednesday, May 8, 19741AKind of brushSara V. TuckermanWeng
Tuesday, November 6, 197350DCancel, as a missionUnknownWeng
Wednesday, May 30, 19735ASecond-stringerUnknownWeng
Wednesday, December 8, 197126DLow treesUnknownWeng
Friday, January 1, 197111DClean upUnknownWeng
Friday, August 14, 19705AKind of brushUnknownWeng
Tuesday, July 28, 197032DClean floorsUnknownWeng
Friday, June 5, 197025DSecond-stringerUnknownWeng
Sunday, August 10, 196946DSecond-stringerKirk DoddWeng
Sunday, June 15, 19695AStunted treeJohn D. OwensWeng
Saturday, January 18, 196947DCancel, as a space launch.UnknownWeng
Sunday, April 21, 196881DUndersized.William A. Lewis Jr.Farrar
Wednesday, April 26, 19673DType of team.Lois HillisFarrar
Sunday, May 9, 196552DUnsung athlete.Sidney LambertFarrar
Wednesday, July 10, 196325DSubstitute player.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, February 9, 196319DClean.Jan and Mike DubinFarrar
Friday, January 4, 196325DDo some housework.S. A. KayFarrar
Monday, November 12, 19625ABrushwood.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, August 6, 1961110AType of team.Christine ValenceFarrar
Monday, February 20, 19611APlayer not on the regular team.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, October 6, 19609ATeam of non-regulars.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, September 24, 19601AStunted trees and shrubs.UnknownFarrar
Monday, May 16, 196033DUndersized.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, October 13, 195929DStunted tree.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, July 22, 195912DSecond team.Cora GoodmanFarrar
Wednesday, January 21, 19595ASecond team.Herbert EttensonFarrar
Saturday, January 10, 195926DKind of team.Roberta MorseFarrar
Friday, October 17, 195859ASub-varsity team.J. F. KellyFarrar
Friday, October 10, 195822DRub clean.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Thursday, January 16, 195841AUndersized.Ruth L. RutkayFarrar
Sunday, June 2, 195775AUndersized.Bernice GordonFarrar
Tuesday, March 19, 19575AVarsity hopeful.Helen SmathersFarrar
Sunday, January 20, 195784D___ team.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Thursday, June 7, 19565AInferior.H. L. RisteenFarrar
Monday, March 19, 195624AImpromptu, as a game.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Thursday, February 24, 195518APlayer not on the regular team.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, August 2, 195320DSubstitute player.Sidney LambertFarrar
Sunday, July 12, 1953113ASecond team.Herbert EttensonFarrar
Tuesday, November 18, 195243DSecond team.UnknownFarrar
Friday, March 28, 195244AArea covered with low trees or shrubs.UnknownFarrar
Friday, September 7, 195145ADwarf tree area.UnknownFarrar
Friday, May 18, 19511AAn impromptu team.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, December 24, 19445ASand-lot team.C. E. NoelFarrar
Sunday, May 23, 194311DThicket.George BucklerFarrar