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21x21 grids with the Fewest Words in the Shortz Era

Recent themeless Sundays have pushed the fewest words limits.

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Top constructors and grids:

Brooke Husic Will Nediger Frank Longo Byron Walden Ryan McCarty Joel Fagliano Sid Sivakumar Andrew Chaikin Patrick Berry Randolph Ross Sam Ezersky
Sun 8/21/2022 Stacking Up120
BLEATAFROLATINA
PIERREPREPARATIVE
HATTREETIMEWILLTELL
RESTOATHAIRBALLMEA
EASEINHUNTAODAMP
FDADEVELOPSOLOORES
USCBOHRATOMKATNINE
SPAREUSDOWELTILTAT
ARGOTSFACETATTOOS
LILOCONCRETEISLAND
SNITCONCURRENCESEES
GAYPRIDEPARADESOTO
THEMARINERSTAMPED
BIOLABSEGARMODERNA
KETOMRSDEDICATEOTC
LAITSAUDREVIVALNIA
ETSYPODRATLAGOON
INSCATEREDLYRENUNS
NIAGARARIVERMEDIANS
KILLINGTIMEADULTS
DOMEASOLIDPOPES
Sun 11/24/2019 OPEN WIDE!122
DANIELCRAIGTAKESHAPE
USEDVEHICLEUNENTERED
COLLEGEPREPTIEDYEING
AFLYELISHASPILLANE
IRKEDAMATIVE
JEALOUSYPRISONESCAPE
OUTINGCADGINGODOR
ABACISHORTOFETCHIN
DIRECTLINESILICONE
SEIBRANDNAMEPRODUCTS
TOOKTOTHESLOPES
SEVENYEARSINTIBETVAT
WEIRDESTDECORATIVE
ARNESSDESERETBELIE
RIGSCOALERSSLALOM
METAANALYSESSTHELENS
MIMESISCERES
SADFACESETALIIFLAP
ALERTEDTOAMAZONPRIME
ATLEISURERAREDISEASE
ROADSTEADSHOREPATROL
Sun 5/17/2020 WIDE-OPEN SPACES122
ATPARANCHOVYSPEEDO
RHINOAPARICIOPLANER
KENTCIGARETTESLASTED
AVESSERRATEDFUNTIME
NATWENTATITBARTERER
SUREBETTINCONGOREDS
ALEXAKINGHUSSEIN
STETSTOVETOPSSLATED
RECIPEHOPESSUAVE
SEASONSDETESTSSHIN
OURLORDSAPIDPISTOLS
USNANEBULAENATURES
THIRDRESINIGUANA
SIEGELUSAINBOLTLIZA
ECURRENCIESBIDEN
ZEPPOMARXBETBELAIRS
AQUILINECULTHEROTOW
MUZZLEDHOTSEATSMAZE
FIZZERHUNTERGATHERER
INLATEARGONGASSNORE
REESESPLANSONTUDOR
WordsDateAuthor
120Sun Aug 21, 2022Brooke Husic and Will Nediger
122Sun Nov 24, 2019Frank Longo
122Sun May 17, 2020Byron Walden
122Sun Dec 18, 2022Ryan McCarty
124Sun Jun 16, 2019Joel Fagliano
124Sun Nov 7, 2021Sid Sivakumar
126Sun May 27, 2018Andrew Chaikin
126Sun Nov 4, 2018Patrick Berry
128Sun Jul 15, 2012Randolph Ross
128Sun Jul 15, 2018Sam Ezersky and Byron Walden
129Sun Mar 6, 2022Matthew Stock and Will Nediger
130Sun Dec 29, 1996B. White
130Sun Mar 23, 1997Bryant White
130Sun Aug 31, 1997David J. Kahn
130Sun Mar 26, 2000Manny Nosowsky
130Sun May 6, 2007Charles M. Deber
130Sun May 1, 2016Joel Fagliano and Byron Walden
130Sun Nov 18, 2018Byron Walden and Joel Fagliano
130Sun Jun 6, 2021Robyn Weintraub
130Sun Aug 8, 2021Christina Iverson and Jeff Chen
131Sun Oct 22, 2006Harvey Estes
131Sun Feb 3, 2008Matt Ginsberg
131Sun Jan 27, 2013Jeff Chen
131Sun May 29, 2022Daniel Bodily and Jeff Chen
132Sun Oct 16, 1994Raymond Hamel
132Sun Sep 3, 2000David J. Kahn
132Sun Jan 6, 2002Frank A. Longo
132Sun Jul 11, 2004Randolph Ross
132Sun Apr 16, 2006Mike Torch
132Sun Jan 21, 2007Patrick Berry
132Sun Jul 13, 2008Matt Ginsberg
132Sun Oct 14, 2012Todd Gross
132Sun Dec 16, 2012Matt Ginsberg
132Sun Jan 13, 2013Elizabeth C. Gorski
132Sun Jul 7, 2013Joel Fagliano
132Sun Mar 29, 2015Alan Arbesfeld
132Sun Jun 14, 2015Randolph Ross
132Sun Sep 27, 2015Tom McCoy
132Sun Nov 15, 2015Alan Arbesfeld
132Sun Nov 13, 2016Joel Fagliano
132Sun Mar 4, 2018Byron Walden
132Sun Sep 16, 2018Joel Fagliano
132Sun Aug 4, 2019Will Nediger
132Sun Nov 15, 2020Caitlin Reid
132Sun Apr 3, 2022Byron Walden
132Sun Jun 19, 2022Jeremy Newton
133Sun Oct 9, 2022Jessie Trudeau and Ross Trudeau
134Sun Dec 3, 1995Martin Schneider
134Sun Sep 15, 1996A. K. Justin
134Sun Jan 5, 1997W. R. Williams
134Sun Apr 27, 1997Matt Gaffney
134Sun May 25, 1997Cathy Millhauser
134Sun Sep 21, 1997Mike Shenk
134Sun Jun 4, 2000Martin Schneider
134Sun Apr 22, 2001Patrick Berry
134Sun May 6, 2001Manny Nosowsky
134Sun Sep 2, 2001Manny Nosowsky
134Sun Oct 7, 2001Patrick Berry
134Sun Nov 30, 2003Manny Nosowsky
134Sun Sep 26, 2004Joe DiPietro
134Sun Feb 27, 2005Mike Torch
134Sun Feb 26, 2006Randolph Ross
134Sun Jun 1, 2008Patrick Berry
134Sun Jul 20, 2008Barry C. Silk
134Sun Feb 22, 2009Barry C. Silk & Doug Peterson
134Sun Sep 13, 2009Todd Gross
134Sun Dec 6, 2009Patrick Berry
134Sun Jan 22, 2012Adam Fromm
134Sun Nov 18, 2012Timothy Polin
134Sun May 12, 2013David J. Kahn
134Sun Jun 16, 2013Mel Rosen
134Sun Jun 30, 2013Alex Vratsanos and Jeff Chen
134Sun Aug 4, 2013Steven Ginzburg
134Sun Nov 10, 2013Alan Olschwang
134Sun Feb 16, 2014Yaakov Bendavid
134Sun Jul 5, 2015Elizabeth C. Gorski
134Sun Sep 13, 2015Joe DiPietro
134Sun Feb 7, 2016Alan Arbesfeld
134Sun Mar 20, 2016Joel Fagliano
134Sun Apr 9, 2017Byron Walden
134Sun May 21, 2017Randolph Ross
134Sun Apr 8, 2018Patrick Berry
134Sun Oct 14, 2018Ross Trudeau
134Sun Jan 27, 2019Randolph Ross
134Sun Feb 3, 2019Natan Last
134Sun Oct 20, 2019Natan Last
134Sun Nov 17, 2019Randolph Ross
134Sun May 24, 2020Andrew Chaikin
134Sun Jun 7, 2020Andy Kravis
136Sun Aug 28, 1994Randolph Ross
136Sun Apr 2, 1995Norman S. Wizer
136Sun Dec 10, 1995Jim Page
136Sun May 26, 1996R. Ross
136Sun Aug 4, 1996D. Tuller
136Sun Sep 8, 1996R. H. Wolfe
136Sun Oct 13, 1996W. R. Williams
136Sun Oct 20, 1996R. Ross
136Sun Dec 15, 1996R. Ross
136Sun Aug 17, 1997Cathy Millhauser
136Sun Dec 7, 1997Randolph Ross
136Sun Mar 1, 1998Cathy Millhauser
136Sun Mar 22, 1998Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon
136Sun Apr 5, 1998David J. Kahn
136Sun Nov 15, 1998Robert H. Wolfe
136Sun Nov 29, 1998Matt Gaffney
136Sun Jan 31, 1999Manny Nosowsky
136Sun Feb 21, 1999Fred Piscop
136Sun May 2, 1999Jim Page
136Sun Jan 23, 2000Joe DiPietro
136Sun Mar 12, 2000Elizabeth C. Gorski
136Sun Jul 23, 2000Patrick Berry
136Sun Oct 15, 2000Patrick Berry
136Sun Jan 28, 2001Jim Page
136Sun Mar 11, 2001Elizabeth C. Gorski
136Sun Jun 24, 2001Randolph Ross
136Sun Jun 2, 2002Frank Longo
136Sun Sep 1, 2002Patrick Berry
136Sun Nov 3, 2002Patrick Berry
136Sun Jul 20, 2003Patrick Merrell
136Sun Dec 7, 2003Sherry O. Blackard
136Sun Sep 12, 2004Patrick Berry
136Sun Mar 20, 2005Patrick Berry
136Sun May 15, 2005Patrick Berry
136Sun Jun 19, 2005Manny Nosowsky
136Sun Aug 21, 2005Byron Walden
136Sun Nov 13, 2005Brendan Emmett Quigley
136Sun Jan 29, 2006Rich Norris
136Sun Feb 5, 2006Eric Berlin
136Sun May 27, 2007Patrick Berry
136Sun Jun 3, 2007Kelsey Blakley
136Sun Jul 29, 2007Brendan Emmett Quigley
136Sun Oct 21, 2007Brendan Emmett Quigley
136Sun Aug 31, 2008Alan Arbesfeld
136Sun Nov 2, 2008Elizabeth C. Gorski
136Sun Jan 25, 2009Michael Torch
136Sun May 10, 2009Patrick Berry
136Sun Nov 1, 2009Matt Ginsberg and Pete Muller
136Sun Feb 14, 2010Matt Ginsberg and Pete Muller
136Sun Feb 21, 2010Eric Berlin
136Sun Aug 29, 2010Derek Bowman
136Sun Apr 10, 2011Paula Gamache
136Sun Aug 28, 2011Patrick Berry
136Sun Sep 4, 2011Dana Delany and Matt Ginsberg
136Sun Oct 7, 2012Zoe Wheeler
136Sun Jan 20, 2013Yaakov Bendavid
136Sun Mar 3, 2013Samuel A. Donaldson
136Sun Apr 7, 2013Matt Ginsberg
136Sun May 26, 2013Joon Pahk and Jeremy Horwitz
136Sun Aug 25, 2013Victor Barocas
136Sun Sep 29, 2013Norm Guggenbiller
136Sun Oct 6, 2013Patrick Berry
136Sun Mar 2, 2014Alan Arbesfeld
136Sun Aug 31, 2014Joel Fagliano
136Sun Sep 7, 2014Tracy Gray and Jeff Chen
136Sun Sep 21, 2014Michael Ashley
136Sun Sep 28, 2014Todd Gross
136Sun Jan 18, 2015Joe Krozel
136Sun Jan 25, 2015Alan Arbesfeld
136Sun Apr 26, 2015Patrick Berry
136Sun Jul 19, 2015Tom McCoy
136Sun Feb 26, 2017Josh Knapp
136Sun Mar 12, 2017Alan Arbesfeld
136Sun Jun 4, 2017Tom McCoy
136Sun Sep 3, 2017Andrew Zhou
136Sun Dec 10, 2017Erik Agard and Laura Braunstein
136Sun Jul 1, 2018Sam Trabucco
136Sun Jul 29, 2018Will Nediger
136Sun Jan 20, 2019Richard Crowe
136Sun Mar 10, 2019Adam Fromm
136Sun Apr 28, 2019Brendan Emmett Quigley
136Sun May 19, 2019Natan Last
136Sun Oct 13, 2019Erik Agard
136Sun Dec 22, 2019Laura Taylor Kinnel
136Sun Dec 29, 2019Andrew Chaikin
136Sun Mar 22, 2020Brendan Emmett Quigley
136Sun Aug 2, 2020David Levinson Wilk
136Sun Oct 4, 2020Sam Ezersky
136Sun Nov 29, 2020Eric Berlin
136Sun Jul 11, 2021Ashish Vengsarkar
136Sun Sep 19, 2021Peter Gordon
136Sun Feb 27, 2022Sheldon Polonsky
136Sun Nov 13, 2022Samuel A. Donaldson