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46 results for ABACK

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

DateGridClueAuthor
Sun Jun 12, 20167AOff-guardFinn Vigeland
Mon Feb 28, 201132ATaken ___ (surprised) (5)Mike Buckley
Sat Jan 22, 201138ABy surprise (6)Victor Fleming
Sun Nov 14, 201034DBy surprise (6)Patrick Berry
Thu Oct 14, 201011DOne way to be taken (7)Jim Hilger
Mon Jun 21, 20106DTaken ___ (surprised) (5)Fred Piscop
Fri Jul 17, 200957AOne way to be taken (7)Doug Peterson and Barry C. Silk
Sun Dec 21, 200844DBy surprise (6)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Sun May 4, 200852DOne way to be taken (7)Richard Silvestri
Tue Aug 7, 200727DTaken ___ (surprised) (5)Daniel Kantor
Sun Jun 24, 200796AOne way to be taken (7)Eric Berlin
Wed Aug 11, 200433DOne way to be taken (7)Alan Arbesfeld
Mon Nov 5, 200157AOne way to be taken (7)Jenny Gutbezahl
Mon Dec 6, 19995ATaken ___ (surprised) (5)Gregory E. Paul
Sun Oct 10, 199940ATaken ___Cathy Millhauser
Wed Aug 4, 199963AUnawaresRichard Silvestri
Wed Mar 20, 19969ABy surprise (6)G. Newman
Mon Sep 4, 199559ATaken ____ (surprised) (5)Richard Thomas
Fri May 12, 19957DBy surprise (6)Rich Norris
Thu Feb 24, 19946DBy surprise (6)Stanley Newman
Sat Jan 22, 19949ASternwardRaymond Hamel
Sun Dec 19, 199356AOne way to be taken (7)John M. Samson

24 results for ABACK from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Tue Aug 24, 199319DTaken ___ (surprised)Cathy MillhauserMaleska
Tue Mar 30, 19931ATaken ___ (surprised)Joy L. WoukMaleska
Sun Dec 10, 198950ATaken ___ (surprised)Jim PageMaleska
Fri Jan 22, 198847ATaken ___ (disconcerted)Joel D. LafargueMaleska
Tue Sep 8, 198759ATaken ___ (disconcerted)Kenneth WitteMaleska
Mon May 7, 19847DTaken ___Frances K. SchnitzerMaleska
Sun Jul 8, 197926DTo the rearWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Wed Apr 24, 197452DTake ___ (nonplus)William LutwiniakWeng
Sat Oct 23, 19717DTaken ___UnknownWeng
Mon Nov 9, 19705DTaken ___UnknownWeng
Mon Nov 11, 196844DTaken ___ (disconcerted).UnknownFarrar
Fri Apr 12, 196827ATaken ___ (startled).UnknownFarrar
Sun Oct 1, 1967130DSurprised (with "taken").A. J. SantoraFarrar
Sat Sep 23, 196725DTaken ___ (surprised).Arthur SchulmanFarrar
Sun Feb 21, 196575ATaken ___.Barbara L. GolubFarrar
Sun Mar 11, 19627DTaken ___ (surprised).Harry GluckFarrar
Tue Jul 11, 196113ATaken ___ (disconcerted).UnknownFarrar
Mon Jul 7, 195836ATaken ___ (surprised and disconcerted).S. A. KayFarrar
Mon May 16, 19556DTaken ___.UnknownFarrar
Wed Jan 28, 195348DFlattened, as sails against the mast.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Sat Jan 24, 195316ATake ___ (give pause).Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Tue Oct 2, 19516DTaken ___.UnknownFarrar
Fri May 11, 195154DTaken ___.UnknownFarrar
Sun Jul 21, 194642DBackward.Louis ShieldsFarrar