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24 results for ACIDTEST

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

DateGridClueAuthor
Sun Mar 25, 201844DDecisive assessmentFinn Vigeland
Sun May 20, 201291DConclusive trial (2)Alan Arbesfeld
Sat Apr 14, 200717AProof providerSherry O. Blackard
Fri Aug 26, 200531ACritical step in analysisJoe DiPietro
Wed Jun 30, 200438DConclusive trial (2)Brendan Emmett Quigley
Sat May 13, 20009DCritical stepWilliam S. Cotter
Fri Jun 23, 199510DDefining challengeManny Nosowsky

4 results for ACIDTEST from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
Aug 23, 2015acrosticBUltimate means of determining something's quality (2 wds.)Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon
Feb 4, 2007acrosticKRigorous or crucial appraisal (2 wds.)Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon
Sep 21, 2003acrosticGCritical appraisal, originally of gold (2 wds.)Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon
Nov 21, 1999acrosticKUltimate proof of worth (2 wds.)Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

13 results for ACIDTEST from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Sun Mar 24, 199179DDecisive experimentJudith PerryMaleska
Thu Mar 13, 19804DUltimate proofJack L. SteinhardtMaleska
Fri Jun 1, 197355ASevere trialUnknownWeng
Sun Apr 29, 197356ALitmus-paper ritualJoseph LaFauciWeng
Tue Nov 30, 19714DChemical moment of truthUnknownWeng
Sat Aug 7, 197121DMoment of truthArthur SchulmanWeng
Mon Jun 16, 196937DMoment of truth.UnknownWeng
Sun Aug 11, 1968117AOrdealWilliam A. Lewis Jr.Farrar
Fri Nov 9, 196211DFinal analysis.UnknownFarrar
Fri Sep 12, 195841AFinal analysis.Lucy H. CreedonFarrar
Fri Jul 11, 195820ASevere trial.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Mon Sep 7, 195336DCrucial, final proof of quality.Ethel Le StrangeFarrar
Fri Dec 21, 195112DFinal analysis.UnknownFarrar