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306 Results for TENSE

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

Monday, June 15, 201527DFuture perfect, for oneMike Buckley
Tuesday, June 2, 201570AIn need of a back rub, sayBruce Haight
Thursday, October 23, 201455DJittery (2)Patrick Blindauer
Monday, August 25, 201430AAll wound up (2)Greg Johnson
Sunday, July 27, 201434APerfect, e.g. (3)Randolph Ross
Sunday, January 19, 201475AStressed (2)Dan Schoenholz
Friday, January 3, 201436ATime indicator, of sortsBarry C. Silk and Brad Wilber
Wednesday, October 2, 201366AWhat a verb ending may indicatePaula Gamache
Wednesday, June 12, 201363ANeeding a massage, maybeTodd Gross
Tuesday, February 23, 201033DUptight (4)Joanne Sullivan
Tuesday, February 2, 201066ANail-bitingAlex Fay
Monday, December 7, 200942APast, present or futureEd Sessa
Sunday, October 18, 200960ANeeding a massage, sayElizabeth C. Gorski
Sunday, May 31, 2009109DCliff-hangingKelsey Blakley
Tuesday, May 19, 200912DIn need of a rubdownDamon J. Gulczynski
Thursday, April 2, 200970AEx-lax? (3)Brendan Emmett Quigley
Monday, February 2, 200937DIn need of a massage, maybeDamon J. Gulczynski
Sunday, January 18, 200980DWound up (4)Randolph Ross
Saturday, August 9, 200821ATied up in knotsMark Diehl
Tuesday, July 22, 200848DOn edge (4)Lynn Lempel
Tuesday, September 4, 200747AOn edge (4)Manny Nosowsky
Thursday, April 12, 200761AWorked upJim Page
Tuesday, March 13, 200767AIt may be perfect (4)Holden Baker
Monday, January 29, 200735AAll wound up (2)Fred Piscop
Monday, January 22, 200753DAll keyed upC. W. Stewart
Thursday, August 3, 20064DWound up (4)Nancy Salomon
Tuesday, March 7, 200631AOn edge (4)Richard Jacobs
Friday, February 10, 200642AIn danger of snapping (2)Harvey Estes
Tuesday, January 31, 200614ALike a Hitchcock audience, typicallyPatrick Merrell
Sunday, October 9, 2005125APerfect, e.g. (3)Kyle Mahowald
Sunday, August 14, 200544DEx-lax? (3)Patrick Merrell
Saturday, July 16, 200523ALanguage study topicMichael Shteyman
Wednesday, May 18, 200547DWound up (4)Brendan Emmett Quigley
Thursday, May 12, 200548AIt may be perfect (4)Manny Nosowsky
Friday, March 4, 200530DEnglish 101 subject (2)Myles Callum
Sunday, December 5, 200499DStrainedDavid J. Kahn
Monday, November 15, 200458DNot relaxed (2)Alison Donald
Thursday, May 27, 200449DIt may be perfect (4)Cathy Millhauser
Saturday, February 14, 200415DIn danger of snapping (2)Frank Longo
Wednesday, January 7, 200464ALacking slackMike Torch
Tuesday, December 2, 200328ANot relaxed (2)Harvey Estes
Thursday, July 3, 200323ANoun concerning verbsCathy Millhauser
Saturday, April 5, 200347ANot easyPatrick Berry
Monday, March 24, 200366ALike a tie game in overtimeAlison D. Donald
Sunday, February 9, 200379DIt may be present (2)David J. Kahn
Wednesday, January 15, 200355DHigh-strung (2)Brendan Emmett Quigley
Monday, April 15, 200212DDrawn tightJames P. Sharp
Saturday, March 16, 200226APresent, e.g. (2)Verna Suit
Saturday, March 9, 200262ABrace, in a wayDana Motley
Sunday, January 13, 2002120AStressed (2)Nelson Hardy
Monday, October 15, 200165ANot at all relaxedHolden Baker
Wednesday, September 19, 200149ARigidSteven Dorfman
Tuesday, August 21, 200127DOn edge (4)Sarah Keller
Sunday, June 17, 200130AIt may be present (2)David J. Kahn
Friday, June 15, 200154ALike a game overtimeManny Nosowsky
Tuesday, March 13, 200142AKeyed up (2)Michael S. Maurer
Tuesday, January 30, 200168AKeyed up (2)David J. Kahn
Sunday, November 5, 200037DEx-lax? (3)Michael S. Maurer
Saturday, September 16, 200050APerfect, e.g. (3)Robert H. Wolfe
Thursday, September 7, 200060ALike sudden-death playoffsManny Nosowsky
Monday, May 22, 200033DPluperfect, e.g.Nancy Salomon and Louis Hildebrand
Tuesday, April 4, 200042AStretched tightD. J. DeChristopher
Sunday, March 5, 2000123ANeeding kneading?Nancy Nicholson Joline
Sunday, October 24, 1999105AJumpyNancy Salomon
Tuesday, July 27, 199930AUptight (4)Alfio Micci
Monday, March 22, 199944AWound up (4)Gregory E. Paul
Tuesday, February 9, 199954DHigh-strung (2)Janet R. Bender
Thursday, June 18, 199871AJittery (2)Alan Arbesfeld
Monday, February 9, 199812DUptight (4)Robert Dillman
Tuesday, January 27, 199853DEdgyManny Nosowsky
Sunday, August 31, 199776DEnglish 101 subject (2)David J. Kahn
Monday, February 24, 199764APresent, for example, in English classDerek Allen
Wednesday, December 4, 199667AWhat a will, e.g., may indicate?M. E. Skolsky
Thursday, May 30, 199662AUptight (4)N. S. Wizer
Wednesday, April 10, 199666AIt may be perfect (4)M. Lees
Sunday, January 28, 199632AKnotted upM. W. Perry
Monday, October 23, 199568ATautSidney L. Robbins
Thursday, July 20, 199560AIt might be pastGerald R. Ferguson
Thursday, January 5, 199550DPresent, e.g. (2)Harvey Estes
Sunday, January 16, 199418DItchy, in a wayErnst Theimer
Wednesday, December 15, 199325APresent, for oneFred Piscop

3 results for TENSE from Variety puzzles.

September 27, 2015cryptic10AEdgy grammar subject (5)Daniel Raymon
February 20, 2011diagramless19DWound upPaula Gamache
July 30, 2006cryptic19ABill's error gets you on edge (5)Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon

222 results for TENSE from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

Saturday, June 12, 199353DUptightBernard MerenMaleska
Wednesday, April 14, 199327DTautJoy L. WoukMaleska
Thursday, April 1, 199331AUptightAlfio MicciMaleska
Wednesday, February 3, 199346ANervousEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Friday, January 15, 199328DUptightEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Tuesday, January 5, 199344APast or present, e.g.Albert J. KlausMaleska
Sunday, November 22, 199274DJitteryCharles M. DeberMaleska
Tuesday, November 17, 199242AUptightEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Tuesday, August 11, 199237DUptightJean J. DavisonMaleska
Monday, July 27, 199214DOn edgeEvelyn BenshoofMaleska
Sunday, July 12, 1992110AUptightPatricia A. CevaalMaleska
Wednesday, May 13, 199211DPresent or pastRuth MinaryMaleska
Wednesday, April 15, 199262AUptightEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Tuesday, January 21, 199256DStrainedPeggy DevlinMaleska
Monday, September 9, 199144AHighly chargedRoger H. CourtneyMaleska
Monday, August 19, 199123DStrainedArthur S. VerdescaMaleska
Thursday, July 11, 199113DHigh-strungWilliam E. HeinemannMaleska
Thursday, June 13, 199146DAnxiousKenneth WitteMaleska
Saturday, May 11, 199131DJitteryJoel D. LafargueMaleska
Tuesday, February 26, 199119AHigh-strungWilliam E. HeinemannMaleska
Wednesday, February 13, 199135DNervousNancy Scandrett RossMaleska
Monday, November 19, 199025DOn edgeReginald L. JohnsonMaleska
Monday, November 5, 199034DHigh-strungPeter SwiftMaleska
Friday, October 12, 199050DTautJoy L. WoukMaleska
Thursday, March 29, 199035AUptightPatricia A. CevaalMaleska
Monday, February 12, 199051ARigidEvelyn BenshoofMaleska
Wednesday, February 7, 199065AOn edgeBetty JorgensenMaleska
Tuesday, December 26, 198943ATautAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Wednesday, July 26, 198951DPluperfect, for oneLarry GoldhirschMaleska
Tuesday, March 28, 198961AJitteryAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Wednesday, February 22, 198947AJitteryBetty JorgensenMaleska
Thursday, January 12, 198947DPast or presentAlfio MicciMaleska
Wednesday, November 23, 198867ATautJudson G. TrentMaleska
Tuesday, November 22, 198865AEdgyCharles B. WaffellMaleska
Wednesday, October 19, 198823DRigidNancy Scandrett RossMaleska
Thursday, July 21, 19888DOn edgeEli WesoffMaleska
Wednesday, June 22, 198862ANervousKenneth WitteMaleska
Friday, June 3, 198835ATautNancy JolineMaleska
Sunday, May 29, 1988103AStrainedJudith PerryMaleska
Saturday, March 12, 198855AKeyed upWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Monday, December 28, 198767ATied up in knotsVirginia L. YatesMaleska
Thursday, November 5, 198722APast or futureJohnsonMaleska
Sunday, September 27, 1987155AFuture, e.g.Bert RosenfieldMaleska
Thursday, July 9, 198764AHigh-strungJim PageMaleska
Saturday, July 4, 198756DTautSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Wednesday, July 1, 198734DOn edgeWilliam S. McIlrathMaleska
Thursday, May 14, 198741APast or imperfectChristopher PageMaleska
Sunday, March 8, 198733DTautWilson McBeathMaleska
Monday, February 9, 198718DHigh-strungChristy RidleyMaleska
Monday, January 12, 198748DTautAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Tuesday, December 30, 198648DPast or presentMelvin KenworthyMaleska
Wednesday, October 22, 198618APast or presentEmory H. CainMaleska
Monday, September 29, 198652DTautAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Monday, June 16, 198650DTautAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Thursday, January 30, 198668ATautChristy RidleyMaleska
Monday, January 20, 198637DPast or presentJoy L. WoukMaleska
Sunday, August 4, 198595DFuture, e.g.William J. YskampMaleska
Monday, June 10, 198562APast or presentH. Hastings ReddallMaleska
Sunday, February 24, 198580DStiffenDale O. BurgenerMaleska
Friday, June 1, 198429DNervousSam Bellotto, Jr.Maleska
Monday, April 16, 198466ATautVirginia L. YatesMaleska
Sunday, April 1, 198463DUp-tightFrances HansenMaleska
Wednesday, November 30, 198358AUp-tightWilliam CanineMaleska
Sunday, October 9, 198389AAll nervesLouis BaronMaleska
Friday, September 23, 198324AOn edgeMaverMaleska
Thursday, May 12, 198346DUp-tightBert RosenfieldMaleska
Tuesday, December 14, 198230DVerb formNancy McCarthyMaleska
Friday, October 22, 198246DPerfect, e.g.Eugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Thursday, October 7, 19827DPerfect, e.g.Eugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Wednesday, September 1, 198232DKeyed upRabinowitzMaleska
Friday, July 2, 198250DFuture perfect, e.g.Louise EarnestMaleska
Tuesday, May 25, 198215AJitteryJudson G. TrentMaleska
Sunday, January 10, 198236AJitteryJim PageMaleska
Wednesday, December 2, 198145DPresent, e.g.Bernice GordonMaleska
Monday, November 23, 19815DJitteryWilliam JarvisMaleska
Thursday, October 8, 198128ASuspensefulJohn GreenmanMaleska
Thursday, September 17, 198133APast or presentEli WesoffMaleska
Wednesday, August 5, 198142AStiffenLouis SabinMaleska
Wednesday, July 8, 198157APast, present or futureEli WesoffMaleska
Saturday, June 6, 198132DPast or future, e.g.DowdallMaleska
Friday, June 5, 198148DUp-tightMassiMaleska
Friday, March 13, 198160ATautKay SullivanMaleska
Thursday, March 12, 198129APast, e.g.MazarakesMaleska
Thursday, February 5, 198124ARigidNikki TenfeldeMaleska
Sunday, January 11, 198140DKeyed upStanley GlassMaleska
Tuesday, December 23, 198033AOn edgeI. Judah KoolykMaleska
Monday, January 28, 198047DHigh-strungMrs. John FabbroniMaleska
Tuesday, January 1, 198014DPast or futureJean J. DavisonMaleska
Sunday, September 16, 197947DFuture, e.g.Mary Virginia OrnaMaleska
Sunday, June 10, 197933AUp-tightMaura B. JacobsonMaleska
Monday, February 5, 197948AStiffen, with "up"Herb L. RisteenMaleska
Sunday, April 2, 1978109ATautRichard SilvestriMaleska
Saturday, March 11, 197827AUp-tightWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Thursday, November 17, 197757AUp-tightArnold MossMaleska
Wednesday, October 12, 197763AAnxiousTap OsbornMaleska
Monday, August 15, 197723ARigid; tautEvelyn BenshoofMaleska
Tuesday, July 12, 197734AJitteryMrs. John FabbroniMaleska
Wednesday, May 18, 197732DPast, for oneHugh McElroyMaleska
Wednesday, September 15, 197627DPast or presentJack L. SteinhardtWeng
Wednesday, July 28, 19763DUptightJim PageWeng
Saturday, May 1, 197644APast or presentDorothea ShippWeng
Monday, January 26, 197639AStrainedMartha J. DeWittWeng
Sunday, November 23, 1975116ALike a new driverTom SheehanWeng
Monday, September 8, 197537AUptightHenry HookWeng
Friday, September 5, 197526DOn edgeSophie FiermanWeng
Sunday, February 2, 197576DPreterit or presentRaymond F. EisnerWeng
Sunday, January 19, 197581APluperfect, e.g.J. A. FelkerWeng
Tuesday, November 26, 197432DUptightWilliam LutwiniakWeng
Sunday, November 3, 197462AUptightGeorge Rose SmithWeng
Sunday, August 11, 197463AUptightStafford P. OsbornWeng
Saturday, August 10, 197414AOn edgeLois HillisWeng
Friday, July 19, 19741AJitteryJack L. SteinhardtWeng
Wednesday, June 26, 197452DOn edgeTap OsbornWeng
Sunday, June 16, 197475DJitteryRaymond F. EisnerWeng
Wednesday, March 27, 197428DHigh-strungSidney L. RobbinsWeng
Thursday, December 6, 197351DVerb formUnknownWeng
Friday, November 2, 197341DUptightUnknownWeng
Sunday, July 29, 197390DTautElmer ToroWeng
Monday, April 9, 197330DOn edgeUnknownWeng
Thursday, February 1, 197338APast or futureUnknownWeng
Friday, September 29, 197268AOn edgeUnknownWeng
Saturday, August 5, 197268AUptightUnknownWeng
Monday, June 19, 197241APast or presentUnknownWeng
Friday, April 28, 197253DStrainedUnknownWeng
Friday, April 14, 197247APresent or pastUnknownWeng
Saturday, March 25, 197210DOn edgeUnknownWeng
Friday, December 31, 197134DNervousUnknownWeng
Sunday, December 26, 1971108APresent or perfectRobert Vaux RoopWeng
Wednesday, July 14, 197137DPast or presentUnknownWeng
Thursday, June 17, 197169AStrainedUnknownWeng
Monday, February 15, 19712DNervousUnknownWeng
Monday, October 19, 197070APresent or pastUnknownWeng
Wednesday, June 17, 197066AFuture, for oneUnknownWeng
Wednesday, December 17, 196967APast or future.UnknownWeng
Thursday, November 6, 196969AVerb form.UnknownWeng
Thursday, October 2, 196921AStrained.UnknownWeng
Sunday, July 27, 1969113ARigidRuth BallWeng
Wednesday, March 12, 196927DFuture, for one.Nancy SchusterWeng
Monday, November 25, 196846DVerb form.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, November 9, 196849DPast or present.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, April 6, 196815DTerm in grammar.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, March 14, 196868APast, for one.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, October 8, 196753DKeyed up.William LutwiniakFarrar
Sunday, August 6, 196782DOn edge.Will WengFarrar
Wednesday, April 26, 19674DGrammatical term.Lois HillisFarrar
Monday, March 20, 196746AStrained.Cora GoodmanFarrar
Thursday, August 18, 19664DPresent, for one.UnknownFarrar
Monday, April 25, 196649APast or present.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, March 6, 196619DKeyed up.Frances HansenFarrar
Sunday, January 23, 1966117DPerfect, for one.William A. Lewis, Jr.Farrar
Saturday, December 18, 196511DPresent, for example.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, November 27, 196513DFuture, for example.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, September 9, 196566APresent, for one.UnknownFarrar
Monday, April 12, 196519AVerb form.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, March 23, 196566AVerb form.Louise EarnestFarrar
Monday, January 25, 196528AVerb inflection.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, December 20, 196438DTerm in grammar.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Thursday, March 12, 196412DVerb form.UnknownFarrar
Friday, October 4, 19639DTerm in grammar.Joseph LaFauciFarrar
Friday, August 30, 196355AHigh-strung.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, July 23, 196345DPerfect or imperfect.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, June 19, 196331DPreterit, for one.UnknownFarrar
Friday, April 19, 196319APresent, for instance.UnknownFarrar
Friday, February 1, 196312DRigid.Alda F. ZimpelFarrar
Wednesday, October 31, 196222APast or present.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, March 15, 196247DOn edge.A. J. SantoraFarrar
Sunday, October 29, 1961132AVerb form denoting time.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Monday, September 11, 196151DVerb form.UnknownFarrar
Monday, July 24, 196149AVerb form.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, March 18, 196133AUnder strain.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, February 8, 196119DHigh-strung.UnknownFarrar
Friday, January 20, 196115DFuture, for instance.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, January 15, 196154DOn edge.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Tuesday, October 4, 196028AHigh-strung.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, August 16, 196025AHigh-strung.UnknownFarrar
Friday, August 12, 196018DOpposite of flaccid.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, July 2, 196040DHigh-strung.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, March 2, 196042AVerb form.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, January 30, 19608DTaut.UnknownFarrar
Monday, August 24, 195943DAll wound up.Mary LandFarrar
Sunday, July 5, 195983AOverwrought.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Sunday, June 7, 195946APast or pluperfect.Charles C. AllenFarrar
Sunday, April 19, 195931DTerm in grammar.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Tuesday, February 3, 195950DTaut.A. H. Drummond, Jr.Farrar
Thursday, January 1, 195924APast or present.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, August 17, 195830AOn edge.A. J. SantoraFarrar
Thursday, September 26, 195715DPluperfect, for one.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Saturday, August 10, 195730DTaut.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, June 6, 195712DStretched tight.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Friday, November 16, 195620AHighstrung.Isaac KertFarrar
Tuesday, September 4, 195636AForm of a verb.Helen FasuloFarrar
Sunday, September 2, 195655DRapt.Herbert EttensonFarrar
Wednesday, May 23, 195619AHigh-strung.S. A. KayFarrar
Wednesday, January 25, 195663APast, present or future.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, September 25, 195534DTime for grammar.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Friday, May 13, 195529DPresent, for example.Bernice GordonFarrar
Saturday, March 12, 195523ATaut.Henry WolfeFarrar
Friday, October 15, 19549DKeyed up.John WilligFarrar
Monday, July 26, 195422ATightly stretched.Ruth OliverFarrar
Wednesday, June 9, 195439DHigh-strung.Ellsworth SmithFarrar
Tuesday, January 5, 195461APerfect or pluperfect.Ralph AndersonFarrar
Wednesday, June 24, 19536DPerfect or pluperfect.Israel GitterFarrar
Thursday, June 4, 195341ATerm in grammar.Albert CarrollFarrar
Thursday, May 28, 195367APast, present or future.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, May 10, 195323DTightened up.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Thursday, August 21, 195251DTerm in grammar.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, July 10, 195231DIn a state of strain.UnknownFarrar
Monday, November 19, 195131DHigh-strung.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, August 30, 195146AStrained.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, August 7, 195138AStrained.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, August 5, 1951130DPast, present or future.Samuel K. FliegnerFarrar
Saturday, May 5, 195126ATaut.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, December 3, 1950123AAgog.Harold T. BersFarrar
Wednesday, September 27, 195038AStretched tight.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, September 23, 195010DStretched tight.Harold T. BersFarrar
Sunday, February 6, 194930ARigid.G. A. K. SuttonFarrar
Sunday, November 14, 194836AHigh-strung.Willard N. JordanFarrar
Sunday, June 6, 1948110AOn the alert.Alberta N. BurtonFarrar
Sunday, November 30, 194748AStretched tight.Harold T. BersFarrar
Sunday, June 29, 1947128DTaut.Lester KeeneFarrar
Sunday, January 7, 1945127DRapt.Lester KeeneFarrar
Sunday, August 8, 194377AStrained.P. Joseph LamannaFarrar