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216 results for BESS

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

DateGridClueAuthor
Wed Nov 15, 201751DFirst lady after EleanorSteven E. Atwood
Tue Nov 7, 201736DPorgy's partnerGreg Poulos
Wed May 24, 20174DMrs. Truman (3)Michael Hawkins
Tue Jul 7, 201558DGershwin title heroineDaniel Raymon
Fri Oct 31, 20145D20th-century first ladyMary Lou Guizzo and Jeff Chen
Mon Sep 29, 201433DMrs. Truman (3)Eric Sydney Phillips
Wed Apr 9, 201470AFirst lady before Mamie (2)John E. Bennett
Mon Jan 13, 201467A"Porgy and ___" (2)Lynn Lempel
Wed Jan 2, 201360DGershwin opera heroineDavid Steinberg
Sun Jun 3, 201228AGershwin title character (3)Patrick Berry
Mon Apr 9, 201210A"Porgy and ___" (2)Nancy Kavanaugh
Fri Nov 25, 201125A1940s-'50s White House nameJoe Krozel
Thu Nov 18, 201076ALongest-lived first ladyPeter Wentz
Sat Apr 11, 200957AGershwin title character (3)Karen M. Tracey
Wed Nov 26, 200810AGershwin heroineHarvey Estes
Mon Oct 20, 200824AMrs. Truman (3)Daniel Raymon
Thu May 22, 200869ACatfish Row denizenRichard Silvestri
Thu Jan 17, 200857DFormer first lady (2)Matt Ginsberg
Wed Mar 7, 200758DPorgy's woman (4)Richard Silvestri
Sun Dec 10, 20069ATudor queen, informallyDavid J. Kahn
Sun Oct 22, 200638AHeroine of a Gershwin operaHarvey Estes
Sun Oct 1, 200653D1940's first lady (3)Ashish Vengsarkar
Sun Jul 23, 2006127A1940's first lady (3)Fred Piscop
Wed Sep 21, 200524AEleanor's follower as first ladyAnne Garellick
Mon Jul 25, 200572AFirst lady before Mamie (2)Lynn Lempel
Sun Dec 26, 200410AFormer first lady's nameHal Turner
Fri Jul 23, 200437DFormer first lady's first nameDavid Levinson Wilk
Sun May 16, 2004105AGershwin title character (3)Patrick Berry
Thu Dec 25, 200325A1953 Jean Simmons title roleJohn Underwood
Wed Dec 3, 200368A1940's first lady (3)Bruce Adams
Sun Aug 17, 20031A"I Loves You, Porgy" singerElizabeth C. Gorski
Mon May 5, 200324AMrs. Harry TrumanMel Taub
Fri Dec 14, 200155APorgy's woman (4)Brendan Emmett Quigley
Tue Jan 2, 20013DPorgy's mateSarah Keller
Tue Jan 25, 200010APorgy's woman (4)William S. Cotter
Mon Aug 16, 199913DPorgy's love (2)M. Francis Vuolo
Sat Aug 14, 199962AShe was wild about HarryJoe DiPietro
Sun Aug 1, 199945ABrown ___ (old musket)Randolph Ross
Thu Mar 19, 199848APorgy's woman (4)Manny Nosowsky
Wed Sep 24, 199766AActress Armstrong (2)Wayne Robert Williams
Wed Jun 4, 199710APorgy's belovedNancy S. Ross
Sun Jul 14, 199651AFormer First Lady (2)J. Schmalzbach
Tue Apr 30, 199656A"The Highwayman" heroineG. E. Paul
Sat Nov 25, 19956DPorgy’s love (2)Joe DiPietro
Fri Oct 6, 199520AActress Armstrong (2)Rich Norris
Tue May 9, 19951AGood Queen _____Gregory E. Paul
Sun Jul 31, 199437DMamie's predecessorRichard Silvestri
Fri Apr 8, 199434DCatfish Row sopranoDavid A. Rosen

1 result for BESS from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
May 6, 2007diagramless73APorgy's lovePaula Gamache

167 results for BESS from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Wed Jul 7, 19936DCatfish Row galWilliam BaxleyMaleska
Sun Feb 28, 19937DGershwin heroineKenneth HaxtonMaleska
Wed Feb 10, 199358DA TrumanLouis SabinMaleska
Sun Oct 4, 1992105DA First Lady of the 50'sRandolph RossMaleska
Wed Jul 31, 199113DPorgy's womanBetty JorgensenMaleska
Wed Jul 10, 199130DMrs. TrumanFrank MiceliMaleska
Mon May 6, 199168AFirst Lady of the 40'sRichard SilvestriMaleska
Tue Jun 12, 199030DMrs. TrumanMargaret W. HuskeyMaleska
Sun Feb 11, 1990122ARole in a Gershwin opusArnold MossMaleska
Sat Jan 6, 199058DCatfish Row galPatterson PeppleMaleska
Tue Jul 18, 198964AMamie's predecessorJohn DreyerMaleska
Sun Apr 16, 198953AHarry's spouseWilson McBeathMaleska
Tue Mar 7, 198946AEngland's Good Queen ___Don GroatMaleska
Tue Jan 24, 19891AGershwin folk-opera roleWilliam E. HeinemannMaleska
Mon Oct 24, 198852AMrs. TrumanAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Thu Sep 22, 198863DMamie's predecessorWilliam CanineMaleska
Tue Aug 9, 19887DMrs. TrumanChristopher SherwoodMaleska
Mon Jun 6, 19885AHarry's helpmateWilliam CanineMaleska
Mon Mar 28, 198863APorgy's womanNancy McCarthyMaleska
Thu Dec 3, 198763ANickname for Elizabeth IMartha J. DeWittMaleska
Wed Dec 2, 198713DHarry's mateHarold B. CountsMaleska
Wed Aug 19, 198713DEleanor's successorMary M. MurdochMaleska
Sat Aug 15, 198762AHoudini's wifeKay SullivanMaleska
Sat Jul 4, 198717ATruman's true womanSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Thu Jun 25, 198741APorgy's womanBernard MerenMaleska
Thu Mar 26, 19871DHarry's wifeFrances HansenMaleska
Mon Dec 15, 198610DHarry's First LadySidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Mon Jun 23, 198663AGood Queen ___Nancy McCarthyMaleska
Tue Jun 11, 198567AMrs. TrumanJames R. BurnsMaleska
Tue Apr 16, 198530DWife of 53 DownLouis SabinMaleska
Tue Apr 9, 198553DMamie's predecessorH. Hastings ReddallMaleska
Sun Mar 17, 198589DActress ArmstrongJohn McCarthy SamsonMaleska
Thu Feb 21, 198560DMrs. TrumanRhonda KrausMaleska
Mon Dec 10, 19846APorgy's womanBette Sue CohenMaleska
Mon Aug 27, 198427DPorgy's womanVirginia L. YatesMaleska
Thu Jun 14, 19847DShe seldom harried HarryEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Sun Feb 12, 198487AEleanor's successorDerrick C. NiedermanMaleska
Tue Nov 8, 198333DEleanor's successorWarren W. ReichMaleska
Thu Jun 30, 198368AEleanor's followerFrances K. SchnitzerMaleska
Mon Jun 20, 198365APorgy's womanNancy McCarthyMaleska
Tue May 31, 19831DMiss MyersonJames R. BurnsMaleska
Thu May 27, 198252AHarry's ladyEmory H. CainMaleska
Sun May 9, 198217AMyersonTap OsbornMaleska
Sun Aug 16, 1981107DBlack ___ (Dick Turpin's mare)A. J. SantoraMaleska
Thu Jul 30, 198160AOldest living First LadyEmory H. CainMaleska
Mon Feb 9, 198110DPorgy's loveCharles J. MatontiMaleska
Wed May 28, 198029DGood Queen ___Jean J. DavisonMaleska
Wed Dec 12, 197947AWife of Harry SHugh McElroyMaleska
Tue Nov 27, 197913DHarry's spouseJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Mon Oct 29, 197945DMrs. TrumanN. M. MeyerMaleska
Tue Apr 24, 197912D"Good Queen ___"Herb L. RisteenMaleska
Mon Jan 22, 197946DMrs. H.S.T.Samuel K. FliegnerMaleska
Sun Jan 7, 197926AMyersonAlex F. BlackMaleska
Wed Dec 20, 197844A"Good Queen ___"Herb L. RisteenMaleska
Mon Oct 17, 19779APorgy's womanHerb L. RisteenMaleska
Mon Jun 27, 197745DCatfish Row galYoungMaleska
Mon Dec 13, 197624AGood queenRuth N. SchultzWeng
Mon Aug 16, 197662AEleanor's successorJean J. DavisonWeng
Mon May 3, 197652DMyersonMaurice J. TeitelbaumWeng
Thu Mar 11, 197628DGood Queen ___Dorothy CannanWeng
Tue Nov 25, 197563AMrs. TrumanSidney L. RobbinsWeng
Sun Oct 19, 197587APorgy's womanFrances HansenWeng
Fri Oct 3, 197553DGood Queen ___Norton RhoadesWeng
Tue Mar 4, 197559AWife of H.S.T.John GordonWeng
Tue Feb 11, 197534AGood QueenMartha J. DeWittWeng
Wed Nov 13, 197421DMrs. TrumanNancy Scandrett RossWeng
Sat Apr 27, 197413DMyersonG. Gordon CookWeng
Sun Apr 14, 1974106AGood queenThreba JohnsonWeng
Sun Jan 6, 197431AGood QueenHerb RisteenWeng
Tue Sep 25, 197357DMiss MyersonUnknownWeng
Sun Aug 12, 19739DMyersonBert KruseWeng
Wed Nov 22, 19725AQueenly nicknameUnknownWeng
Tue Oct 31, 19728AMiss MyersonUnknownWeng
Thu Jul 27, 197260AGood QueenUnknownWeng
Sat Jun 10, 197213DQueenly nicknameUnknownWeng
Thu Jan 27, 197235AQueenly nameUnknownWeng
Sun Sep 26, 197194AGood Queen ___Virginia W. SchneiderWeng
Fri Aug 6, 197164AA First LadyUnknownWeng
Fri May 21, 197162AName for an English queenUnknownWeng
Thu Aug 20, 197010AGood Queen ___UnknownWeng
Thu Aug 13, 19701DFirst Lady's first nameUnknownWeng
Wed Jun 3, 197020DGood Queen ___UnknownWeng
Fri May 30, 196932DMrs. Truman.UnknownWeng
Sat May 17, 196948AGershwin heroine.UnknownWeng
Sun Mar 2, 196982DGood queenBetty LearyWeng
Sun Nov 24, 1968106DCatfish Row dwellerHerbert EttensonFarrar
Wed Nov 6, 196827ALizzie's cousin.Louise EarnestFarrar
Tue Oct 10, 19674DQueen ___.David S. HogmerFarrar
Sun Nov 20, 196667DPopular opera role.William A. Lewis Jr.Farrar
Fri Aug 12, 196657DPorgy's woman.UnknownFarrar
Sat Jul 2, 196626AFormer First Lady.UnknownFarrar
Tue Jun 21, 196670ACatfish Row dweller.UnknownFarrar
Sun Jun 19, 196624AA queen, for short.Anne FoxFarrar
Mon Nov 22, 196512D"Catfish Row" dweller.UnknownFarrar
Sun Jul 18, 1965110DFolk opera role.A. J. SantoraFarrar
Sun May 9, 19651DCatfish Row dweller.Sidney LambertFarrar
Wed Nov 11, 196422APorgy's beloved.UnknownFarrar
Sat Oct 19, 196352DBefore Mamie.A. H. Drummond, Jr.Farrar
Thu Jul 11, 196317ACatfish Row dweller.UnknownFarrar
Tue May 7, 19636ACatfish Row character.UnknownFarrar
Wed Dec 19, 196221DFormer first ladyLouis SabinFarrar
Fri Oct 19, 196271ACatfish Row resident.UnknownFarrar
Sun Mar 18, 1962157ACatfish Row dweller.Hume CraftFarrar
Tue Aug 22, 196150DGood Queen ___.UnknownFarrar
Tue Jan 17, 196166ACatfish Row character.UnknownFarrar
Sun Feb 7, 196038ASee 2 Down.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Sun Jul 12, 1959113ACatfish Row dweller.W. E. JonesFarrar
Fri Nov 21, 195863ADu Bose Heyward character.Harold T. BersFarrar
Sun Sep 21, 195832ACatfish Row character.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Fri Jan 10, 195859ACatfish Row dweller.W. E. JonesFarrar
Sat Sep 28, 195747ADu Bose Heyward character.UnknownFarrar
Mon Aug 19, 195749AMamie's predecessor.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Tue Aug 13, 195771AGershwin role.Helen FasuloFarrar
Tue Jul 16, 195723ACatfish Row dweller.Louise EarnestFarrar
Wed May 15, 195760ATV's Miss Myerson.Herbert EttensonFarrar
Sun Mar 31, 195749DMrs. H. S. T.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Sun Jan 13, 195746DFirst Lady.Paula BauersmithFarrar
Fri Jan 11, 195766AOpera role.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Thu Nov 29, 195651DCatfish Row dweller.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Mon Nov 12, 19561DMrs. Truman.Helen FasuloFarrar
Sun Aug 5, 195666ADweller on Catfish Row.H. L. RisteenFarrar
Mon Jul 30, 195625DDuBose Heyward character.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Thu Jun 14, 19561ACatfish Row heroine.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Mon Feb 20, 195624DMrs. Truman.S. A. KayFarrar
Fri Oct 7, 195524APopular opera heroine.UnknownFarrar
Sat Sep 17, 195561AMrs. H. S. T.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Sun May 1, 1955130DElizabeth I.Harold T. BersFarrar
Sat Apr 23, 195533DResident of Catfish Row.Herbert EttensonFarrar
Fri Feb 18, 195565ARole for Anne Brown.Helen BernardFarrar
Sat Feb 5, 195512DGershwin heroine.UnknownFarrar
Mon Oct 25, 195441AFormer resident of the White House.M. S. ManningFarrar
Tue Oct 12, 195428AWell-known name in Independence.Alice CookFarrar
Mon Sep 20, 195469AGershwin role.D. L. CorbinFarrar
Wed Aug 18, 19541AGershwin girl.Helen FasuloFarrar
Fri Aug 13, 195457ADu Bose Heyward heroine.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Fri Jun 11, 195467ACatfish Row girl.S. A. KayFarrar
Sat May 29, 19541DPart of a Gershwin title.Herbert EttensonFarrar
Thu Apr 22, 19541ADweller in Catfish Row.Edith KennedyFarrar
Mon Mar 22, 195440DLady of Independence.Eugene MaleskaFarrar
Wed Feb 17, 19541ADweller in Catfish Row.UnknownFarrar
Thu Feb 11, 195457DSportin' Life's girl.Eugene MaleskaFarrar
Mon Dec 21, 19531DDiminutive of a girl's name.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Wed Nov 25, 195364AOther half of 47 Down.Willard JordanFarrar
Sat Oct 3, 195312DLady of Independence.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Wed Aug 19, 195348DMary Margaret's mother.M. S. ManningFarrar
Tue May 19, 19531DFormer resident of the White House.M. S. ManningFarrar
Sat Mar 21, 195313DHousewife of Independence, Mo.UnknownFarrar
Sat Jul 19, 195210AMrs. Truman.UnknownFarrar
Mon Jun 23, 195261ACharacter in "Porgy."UnknownFarrar
Fri Jun 6, 19521AHer residence has been redecorated.UnknownFarrar
Wed Apr 16, 19521AWhite House chatelaine.UnknownFarrar
Sun Apr 13, 1952129AThe First Lady.Edward BucklerFarrar
Sat Feb 16, 195238DFirst Lady.UnknownFarrar
Tue Dec 25, 195157DShe is spending Christmas in Independence.UnknownFarrar
Tue Mar 27, 195150DMargaret's mother.UnknownFarrar
Thu Jan 25, 195129AShe was Miss Wallace.UnknownFarrar
Wed Jan 24, 195144ABeloved of Porgy.UnknownFarrar
Mon Oct 9, 19505DMrs. Truman.UnknownFarrar
Sun Oct 8, 1950124DMrs. Truman.Harold T. BersFarrar
Sun Jul 3, 194911DPorgy's girl.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Sun Jan 4, 1948134AThe First Lady.P. J. LamannaFarrar
Sun Nov 17, 1946118DMrs. Truman.W. J. LondonFarrar
Sun May 19, 194647DGood Queen ___.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Sun Jan 7, 194544AHeyward-Gershwin heroine.Lester KeeneFarrar
Sun Sep 3, 194465DGood Queen ___.Lester KeeneFarrar
Sun Jun 4, 194431AEnglish Queen.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Sun May 10, 1942156AGood Queen ___.Louis ShieldsFarrar