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

DateGridClueAuthor
Sunday, March 29, 2015117AThey might grab some food before a flightAlan Arbesfeld
Wednesday, June 27, 20128DBird clawsMike Buckley
Sunday, January 22, 201279AGrippers (4)Adam Fromm
Sunday, January 1, 201240DSharp nailsPatrick Berry
Monday, September 5, 201173AEagle's grabbersPatrick Merrell
Saturday, September 25, 201017AThey might grab something to eatPatrick Berry
Sunday, August 1, 201019ABent nailsBrendan Emmett Quigley
Tuesday, July 27, 201043ARaptor's grippersMike Torch
Sunday, January 24, 201015DClawsDavid Kwong and Kevan Choset
Saturday, February 3, 200721ACurved nailsRich Norris
Sunday, January 13, 200246DGrippers (4)Nelson Hardy
Sunday, April 22, 200195AGrabbersPatrick Berry
Friday, September 18, 19988AGrippers (4)Frank Longo
Friday, April 29, 19948AGrippers (4)Randolph Ross
Sunday, March 27, 199453DVultures have themJeanette K. Brill

10 results for TALONS from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Wednesday, February 28, 199042DClawsBetty JorgensenMaleska
Saturday, September 17, 198844DHawks' weaponsErnst TheimerMaleska
Sunday, June 14, 198788DFalcons' weaponsMaura B. JacobsonMaleska
Saturday, September 3, 198315DHawk's weaponsGeorge P. SphicasMaleska
Sunday, February 28, 19824DHawk hooksBert RosenfieldMaleska
Tuesday, September 5, 197222AAvian weaponsUnknownWeng
Friday, July 14, 197222AClawsUnknownWeng
Thursday, April 13, 197224DClawsUnknownWeng
Monday, March 3, 19695DParts of locks.UnknownWeng
Saturday, December 9, 19675DHawk's features.UnknownFarrar