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Shortz Era Constructor Debuts

This chart shows how many constructors were published each year and how many of them were Shortz Era debuts.

Women constructors are shown in this color.

Variety (second Sunday) puzzles are not counted on this page.

Click any name to see thumbnails of all puzzles by that constructor.

YearTotalDebutsConstructorsFemale
201716946John Wrenholt Hal Moore Neil Padrick Wilson Alex Eaton-Salners Andy Hinz Ross Trudeau Brent Sverdloff Daniel Larsen Jesse Eisenberg Keith Redwine Steve Overton Grant Thackray Neil deGrasse Tyson John D. Child Sandy Ganzell Agnes Davidson Lonnie Burton Diane Roseman Emanuel Ax Olivia Mitra Framke Trenton Charlson Bill Clinton Paul Coulter Lisa Loeb Ryan McCarty Brian Greer Rich Proulx Jake Halperin Elayne Boosler Brian Cox Isaac Mizrahi Dan Flanagan Joe Kidd Neil Patrick Harris Michelle Kenney Daniel Mauer Joy Behar Evan Mahnken Alex Briñas Joe Deeney John Lithgow Peter Sagal Max Lauring Benjamin Lauring Greg Poulos Alex Eylar 17%
201616326Kathy Wienberg Gordon Johnson Ron Toth Janice Luttrell Andrew Kingsley Morton J. Mendelson Ori Brian Wren Schultz Julie Bérubé Megan Amram Priscilla Clark Jonathan M. Kaye Joel Elkins Jerry Miccolis Lily Silverstein Mark McClain Kathy Matheson Emily Carroll Matthew Sewell Kary Haddad Scott Yut Brian J. MacDonald David Alfred Bywaters Alan DeLoriea Seth Geltman Mark MacLachlan 31%
201515525Herre Schouwerwou Will Treece David C. Duncan Dekker Debbie Ellerin Roland Huget David J. Lieb Alex Silverman Bruce Leban Jim Quinlan Lewis Rothlein Molly Young Erin Rhode Ryan Milligan Paolo Pasco John Westwig Melanie Miller Lee Taylor Iain S. Padley Jason Mueller Dan Bischof Sam Trabucco Jim Holland Zachary Spitz Duncan Kimmel Clara Williamson 24%
201416327Andrew Chaikin Jared Banta Michael Hawkins Jeff Stillman Dick Shlakman Matthew E. Paronto Ruth B. Margolin Douglas Taillon John E. Bennett Mary Lou Guizzo Jim Modney Brandon Hensley Alex Bajcz Dan Margolis Kameron Austin Collins Heather Valadez Luke Vaughn Matt Fuchs Howard Barkin David Phillips Katie Livengood Sam Buchbinder Gerry Wildenberg Eric Sydney Phillips Evans Clinchy Kacey Walker Dennis Ryall 19%
201317236Bruce Haight Jim Peredo David Ben-Merre Jaime Hutchison Bruce Sutphin J. R. Leopold Daniel Landman Adam Prince Michael Wiesenberg Steve Blais Peter Broda Severin T. Nelson John Lieb Elizabeth Donovan Jean O'Conor Kevin Christian Mark Bickham Richard F. Mausser Robert Seminara Tracy Bennett H. David Goering Jacob McDermott Sue Keefer Mangesh Ghogre Mike Selinker Evan Birnholz Amy Johnson Jason Flinn D. Scott Nichols Andy Kravis Alan Derkazarian Tom McCoy David Woolf Loren Muse Smith Greg Johnson Jacob Stulberg 19%
201216538Dan Schmiedeler Michael Dewey Francesco Trogu Stu Ockman Tom Pepper James F. C. Burns Dave Sarpola Steven Riley Gregory Philip Butler Sean Dobbin Michael David Susan L. Stanislawski Neville Fogarty Guy Tabachnick Jules P. Markey Kevin Adamick Kyle T. Dolan Eric Williams Derik Moore John R. O'Brien Caleb Emmons Pawel Fludzinski Jim Horne Sam Ezersky Rosemarie Dolan Christopher Geach Amanda Yesnowitz Lou Borenstein Kenneth Leeser Barry Haldiman Andrew Reynolds John Guzzetta Peter Koetters Erik Agard George Fitzgerald Don Gagliardo Zhouqin Burnikel Steve Savoy 11%
201115738David Hanson James Tuttle Chris A. McGlothlin Jessica A. Hui Victor Barocas Steve Salitan Albert R. Picallo Robyn Weintraub Erik Wennstrom E. J. Masicampo Gareth Bain Michael Farabaugh Nina Rulon-Miller Jeff Dubner Alex Vratsanos Angela Olson Halsted David Steinberg Kelsey Boes Milo Beckman Joseph Samulak Tom Baring Paul Johnson Johanna Fenimore Caleb Rasmussen Ellen Leuschner Kurt Mueller Janie Smulyan Parker Lewis Dana Delany Kay Anderson David Gray Ben Fish Dan Feyer Barry Franklin Sara Kaplan Rolf Hamburger Timothy Polin Louis Zulli 29%
201016443Julian Lim Ned White Zoe Wheeler Alex Fay Robert Cirillo Paul Hunsberger Joanne Sullivan Josh Knapp Yaakov Bendavid Tim Croce Kurt Krauss Ian Livengood Peter L. Stein David J. W. Simpson Dan Schoenholz Anna Shechtman Jill Winslow Robin Schulman Clive Probert Jill Denny Jeff Chen José Chardiet Freddie Cheng Michael Black David Blake Howard Baker Diane Baker van Hoff David Poole Michael Sharp MaryEllen Uthlaut Tracy Gray Kevin Wald Aimee Lucido Eshan Mitra Robert Fisher Finn Vigeland Chris Handman Andrew Zhou Emily L. Lilly Bill Thompson John Lampkin Eliza Bagg Darin McDaniel 28%
200916448Daniel A. Finan William Frank Macreery Tracey Snyder Katie Yeager Gary Kennedy Stephen Kennedy Kristian House Kelly Browder Jeffrey Wechsler Corey Rubin Zack Kushner Betty Keller Thomas Takaro David Chapus Robert A. Doll Laura Sternberg Matt Matera Pancho Harrison Dustin Foley Joey Weissbrot Steve Dobis Greg Kaiser Michael Barnhart Wayne King P. K. King Xan Vongsathorn Gary Cee John Dunn Amy Reynaldo Dan Naddor Patrick McIntyre Mike Buckley Phil Ruzbarsky Bob Johnson Derek Bowman Todd Gross Arthur Schulman Rebecca Young Scott Atkinson Joel Fagliano Kent Clayton Ricky Ini Liu James Mulhern Ashton Anderson Ben Pall Jonah Kagan Tim Darling Jonathan Porat 15%
200814946Malia Jackson Noah Snyder Matt Ginsberg Michael Blake Tracy Mackey Ken Bessette Chuck Hamilton Pamela Amick Klawitter Stephen Edward Anderson Robert W. Harris Michael Langwald Jeff Armstrong Jay Kaskel Gary Disch Caleb Madison Billie Truitt Patrick John Duggan Barry Boone James Sajdak Jeremy Newton Ron Byron Nancy Byron Adam Fromm Rob Cook Keith Talon Tim Wescott Henry Quillen Roger Baiocchi Emily Halpern joon pahk caroline pahk Lucas Gaviotis Whitestone Sharon E. Petersen Edward Safran Sharon Delorme Samuel A. Donaldson Anthony J. Salvia Ian Tullis Daniel Raymon Steven L. Zisser Donald K. Willing Susan Gelfand Narayan Venkatasubramanyan Jim Hilger Warren Biro Eric Tentarelli 22%
200715739Kim Seidl Elizabeth Rehfeld Jonathan Gersch Steven E. Atwood Kevin G. Der Laura A. Halper Eric Fischer Burton Clemans J. K. Hummel Jennifer Nutt John Halverson Roger Wolff William F. Stephens Katy Swalwell Kelsey Blakley Donna Hoke John Sheehan Ray Fontenot Joseph Crowley Pete Mitchell Elizabeth A. Long Natan Last Tibor Derencsenyi Caroline Leong Daniel Kantor Andrew Ries Thomas Heilman Andrew M. Greene Steven Ginzburg Jayne Boisvert Edward Sessa Peter Wentz Oliver Hill Eric J. Platt Michael Kaplan Ken Stern Larry Shearer Jeremy Horwitz Julie Ann Bowling 31%
200614137Linda Schechet Tucker John Minarcik George Barany Mark Milhet David Sullivan John Farmer Philip C. Ordway Doug Peterson Lisa Wiseman Ashish Vengsarkar Jack McInturff Richard Jacobs David Kwong Gary J. Whitehead Larry Paul Pete Muller Peter A. Collins Will Nediger Alex Boisvert Curtis Yee Mark Tausig Steve Salmon Joe Krozel Dave Mackey Elayne Cantor Mike Nothnagel Lucy Gardner Anderson John Calvin Williams Bruce P. Douglas Kevin Donovan Edward Alch Ari Halpern Marlon R. Howell Kenneth J. Berniker Stephen Manion Donna S. Levin Carolyn W. Stewart 16%
200514324David Pringle Richard Leva Gordon Seaberg Brad Wilber Dana McLemore Rob Richardson Elizabeth Babikan Victor Fleming David Murchie Marc J. Gameroff Courtenay Crocker III Beth Hinshaw Patrick Blindauer Mark Feldman Ben Tausig David Elfman Timothy Powell Harriet Clifton Paul Guttormsson Bonnie L. Gentry Maxwell H. D. Johnson Jr. Philip Thomson Nancy Baker Ernest Lampert 25%
200413638James M. Jenista James C. Jenista Kurt Mengel Zach Jesse Joe Bower Ethan Friedman Charles Barasch Anne Garellick Gary Steinmehl Ron Sweet Kyle Mahowald David Liben-Nowell Ryan O'Donnell Tony Orbach Daniel C. Bryant Joy M. Andrews Deb Amlen Frederick J. Healy David Quarfoot Jim Goodsell Matt Skoczen Scot Ober Kendall Twigg Janinne Berlin Len Elliott Levi Denham Stella Daily Bruce Venzke Jeffrey Harris Jim Conklin Jay Giess Mike Sikowitz Jan-Michele Gianette Damon J. Gulczynski Jay Leatherman Earl W. Reed David Diefendorf Hal Turner 13%
200311717Alison Donald Karen M. Tracey Judy Cole Kelly Katharine Delevan Norm Guggenbiller Steve Kahn Michael Grudzielanek Barry C. Silk Leslie H. Nicoll Michael J. Doran Kevan Choset Richard Miller Earl L. Martin III Gail A. MacLean Joy C. Frank Michael Torch Seth A. Abel 41%
200212733Linda Bushman Arlan Bushman Verna Suit Kevin Hagen Lynn Lempel Gregory Casagrande James P. Sharp John F. Hughes Steve Jones Barry Callahan Kumar Balani Paula Gamache John Underwood Matthew J. Koceich Eugene W. Sard Eric Berlin Allan E. Parrish Joel Kaplow William Schaub Norma Johnson Wei-Hwa Huang Bruce L. Bliven Roy Leban Peter Sarrett Nancy T. Shack James E. Buell Richard Martin Judith Martin Gail Grabowski Lee Glickstein Ron O'Hair Jim Hyres Merle Baker 24%
200110725Con Pederson Bob Peoples Michael Shteyman Robert Bridges Steven Dorfman Fraser Simpson Peggy Rosen Stephen Windheim John Beck Patrick Merrell Michael Ashley Bruce Adams James Rogers Stephen Budiansky Janice M. Putney David Bunker Denise M. Neuendorf Leonard Williams Barbara Olson Mary Pat Hidding Mary Jung Jenny Gutbezahl Byron Walden Christina Houlihan Kelly Donald E. West 32%
200010520Dan Reichert David Benkof Jerry E. Rosman Sherry O. Blackard Roger Barkan Peter Abide Louis Hildebrand Monica Krausse John Duschatko Andrea Carla Michaels Edgar R. Fontaine Robert B. Baker Marjorie Berg Tyler Hinman Mitch Komro Bonnie S. Prystowsky Jim Morton Sarah Keller Todd McClary Chuck Menning 30%
199912030Lyell Rodieck William I. Johnston Leslie Billig Dorothy Smitonick Myles Callum Lloyd E. Pollet Nathaniel Weiss Nancy Kavanaugh Ethan Cooper Zack Butler Philip Lew Joey Crumley Greg Staples Arthur P. Stoliar Michael Vuolo Ingrid Truemper Carol R. Blumenstein Mark Sherwood Margaret Watson David Ainslie Macleod Patrick Berry Karen Riekert Chris Sallade Joan Williamson Kent Lorentzen Nick Grivas Roger Phillips Bill Zais Dave Epperson Diane Epperson 33%
199811024Mark Moldowsky Peg Conner Robert Dillman Bill Ballard Kevin McCann Emily Cox Henry Rathvon Hillary B. Kahn Frederick T. Buhler Evie Eysenburg Pat M. Hugel Sheldon Benardo Sam Bellotto Jr. Steven Picus Noah Dephoure Nelson Hardy Mark Blakeburn Marjorie Richter Richard Chisholm Jay Sullivan Bob Frank Cynthia Joy Higgins Adam Cohen Adam G. Perl 25%
199711228John D. Leavy Suzie Elliott Dana Motley Shannon Burns Derek Allen Raymond C. Young June Boggs Teresa M. Hackett Isabel Walcott Hugh Davis Gilbert H. Ludwig William Bernhardt Daniel Halfen Joel D. Lafargue Robert Goldberg Nancy Schuster Derrick Niederman Barbara Campitelli Alan Jay Weiss Mark Gottlieb Kelly Clark Grace Fabbroni Holden Baker Derek Tague Kiran S. Kedlaya Alan Olschwang Craig Kasper John Wolting 36%
199611328Julie Hess Michael W. Perry Mark Elliot Skolsky Cliff Lundberg Patrick Jordan Gene Newman John Scott Marrone James Savage Matthew Lees Francis Heaney Gayle Dean William Canine Wesley Johnson Karen Young Bonin Eli Wesoff Dave Tuller Brendan Emmett Quigley Dorothy E. Donaldson Miriam D. Frankel William S. Cotter James R. Leeds Rose White Pauline Wilson Jeremiah Farrell Marilynn Huret David Levinson Wilk Sally Jo Walther C. F. Murray 32%
199510531Henry Hook Walter Covell Sharon Klahn Alex Black Victoria Black Alex Vaughn Glenn E. Sykes Kenneth Witte Warren W. Reich Jeremy Thomas Paine Michael S. Maurer Jay Livingston Coral Amende Dorothea E. Shipp Diane C. Baldwin Robert Malinow Naomi Geller Lipsky Elizabeth C. Gorski Nancy Salomon Ben Wheelock Joe DiPietro John R. Conrad Alan Arbesfeld Mary E. Brindamour Larry Nargi Maura B. Jacobson D. J. DeChristopher Dorothy Elliott Mike Shenk Marie Heller Jeff Herrington 39%
199411592Brian G. Tyler David A. Rosen Chet Currier Arthur W. Palmer Mel Rosen Randolph Ross Albert J. Klaus Ernst Theimer Stanley Newman Raymond Hamel Charles M. Deber Kenneth Haxton Betty Jorgensen Bob Klahn Janet R. Bender Robert Zimmerman Robert Katz Joe Clonick Arthur S. Verdesca Jonathan Schmalzbach John Greenman Brett Blaylock Charles E. Gersch Bob Lubbers Bette Sue Cohen D. J. Listort Frances Hansen Ernie Furtado David J. Kahn Jim Page Mark Diehl Stephanie Spadaccini Jeanette K. Brill William P. Baxley Mark Danna Eileen Lexau Ed Stein Trip Payne Martin Schneider R. Max Hopkins Bob Sefick Walter Webb Timothy S. Lewis Lou Sabin Bernice Gordon David Ellis Dickerson Rich Norris Randy Sowell Wayne Robert Williams James L. Beatty Mel Taub Bryant White Ralph G. Beaman Ed Pegg Jr. Daniel R. Stark Arthur S. Ash Gerald R. Ferguson Roger H. Courtney Dean Niles Charles B. Waffell Ed Early Alvin Chase Charles Arnold Christopher Hurt Matt Gaffney Joan Yanofsky A. D. Cover Richard Thomas Deborah Kathryn Trombley Martin Ashwood-Smith Ted Fulton Robert Herrig Mary Derderian Brown Julian Ochrymowych Amy Goldstein Gregory E. Paul Christopher Page George Quincy Stanley B. Whitten Fran Sabin Frank Longo Matthew L. Jones Randall J. Hartman Richard Hughes Alfio Micci Judith Perry Chuck Deodene Susan Harrington Smith Jacques Liwer Joan Scott Jon Delfin John Stanley 17%
19933232Peter Gordon Fred Piscop Lois Sidway Nancy S. Ross Joy L. Wouk Nancy A. Corbett Manny Nosowsky Joanne W. Edwards Sidney L. Robbins Joel Davajan Tap Osborn Richard Silvestri Bill Click Glenton Petgrave Eric Albert Norma Steinberg Janie Lyons Alex K. Justin Robert H. Wolfe Cathy Allis Thomas W. Schier Nancy Nicholson Joline James Neal John M. Samson Morton B. Braun Merl Reagle Rand H. Burns Tom Underhill Ronald C. Hirschfield Harvey Estes A. J. Santora Norman S. Wizer 28%