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228 results for BEST

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

DateGridClueAuthor
Fri Jun 22, 201831DSunday ___ (2)Andrew Kingsley
Thu Jun 7, 201835DTop (3)Bruce Haight
Sun May 7, 2017120AAward category wordNatan Last, Finn Vigeland and the J.A.S.A. Crossword Class
Sun Apr 9, 201772DOvercome (2)Byron Walden
Sun Jan 29, 201740ATop-shelfJim Hyres and David Steinberg
Sun Jan 15, 201793ATop (3)Joel Fagliano
Tue Nov 22, 201664ACasual sign-off in a letterAndrew Zhou
Sun Jun 19, 201653AFinish ahead ofDavid Woolf
Wed Apr 6, 20161DOutduel, e.g.Timothy Polin
Mon Jan 25, 201657DA+++ (2)Ian Livengood
Mon Sep 14, 201511DCream of the crop (2)Zhouqin Burnikel
Tue May 26, 20151AFirst word in every Academy Award categoryGareth Bain
Wed Jul 10, 201345AStart of the title for every OscarEd Sessa
Wed May 29, 201324AWith "in" and 25-Down, blue ribbon earnerGary Cee
Tue May 1, 201255DOutdo (2)Zoe Wheeler and Aimee Lucido
Mon Feb 6, 201245ASecond to noneTom Pepper
Tue Jan 3, 201263AA-number-oneAllan E. Parrish
Sat Apr 30, 201147DWith 10-Down, favored the mostFrederick J. Healy
Wed Feb 9, 201164AOptimalVictor Barocas
Mon Apr 26, 201067ACrème de la crème (2)Lynn Lempel
Wed Jun 3, 200920ALetter sign-offSamuel A. Donaldson
Thu Aug 21, 200857DOscar superlativeGary J. Whitehead
Tue Aug 7, 200731A___ in Show (Westminster prize)Daniel Kantor
Sun Jan 14, 200732ATops (3)Harvey Estes
Tue Dec 12, 200657DPrimoStephen Manion and Victor Fleming
Sun Oct 8, 200667DOscar title starterFred Piscop
Sun Apr 30, 2006107DTrumpElizabeth C. Gorski
Fri Apr 14, 20061AEclipseJames E. Buell
Thu Dec 15, 200550DInformal letter closingPatrick Merrell
Wed Aug 17, 200567ATops (3)Kyle Mahowald
Mon Jun 13, 200560DTop spotEarl W. Reed
Sat Jun 11, 20054DOvercome (2)Patrick Merrell
Tue Nov 16, 20041ARating a blue ribbonStella Daily and Bruce Venzke
Mon Jan 12, 200471ATaking the blue ribbonKurt Mengel
Wed Jul 23, 20038DFirst-placeEd Early
Fri Apr 18, 200334AWith 47-Across, Academy Award categoryTyler Hinman
Sun Dec 29, 20021DOscar wordRichard Silvestri
Wed Nov 13, 200268ASunday ___ (2)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Sun Jun 16, 2002103DTop of the lineManny Nosowsky
Mon Apr 15, 200269ASuperlativeJames P. Sharp
Mon Jan 14, 200246DTops (3)Michael Shteyman
Sun Sep 16, 200122AVanquish (2)Bill Zais
Tue Dec 12, 200023DNumero uno (2)Nick Grivas
Sun Jun 25, 200014AWhip (2)Cathy Millhauser
Mon May 29, 200062ABrief letter sign-offRandall J. Hartman
Sun May 7, 200087AInformal letter signoffPatrick D. Berry
Thu Feb 3, 200013DBet or buy lead-inThomas W. Schier
Thu Dec 2, 199929DOutdo (2)Mel Taub
Sat Mar 27, 199923ATop (3)Rich Norris
Tue Jan 12, 199971ACrème de la crème (2)Nancy Salomon
Tue Sep 22, 199845ANumero uno (2)Nancy Salomon
Wed Aug 5, 199865ATop-qualityPatrick Jordan
Thu Jan 29, 199868AVanquish (2)Frances Hansen
Sun Jan 11, 1998111AWhip (2)Nancy Joline and Peg Conner
Thu Nov 6, 199736ATop of the heapNancy Salomon
Wed Oct 22, 199756DA+ (2)John D. Leavy
Wed Sep 17, 199759ACream of the crop (2)Karen Hodge
Tue Apr 30, 199621DDefeatG. E. Paul
Fri Nov 24, 19954DTiptopBob Klahn
Wed Oct 4, 19951DUnsurpassedWayne Robert Williams
Thu Feb 24, 199462ALetter closingStanley Newman
Wed Jan 12, 199438DInsurance writer A.M._____Fred Piscop

166 results for BEST from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Fri Jul 16, 199336AOutdoJames E. Hinish Jr.Maleska
Sat Jun 19, 199322ASupremeJean J. DavisonMaleska
Sat May 1, 199365AOverpowerJune A. BoggsMaleska
Sun Sep 1, 19911ATop of the lineFrances HansenMaleska
Fri May 17, 199133AWorstErnie FurtadoMaleska
Sat Mar 30, 199110AWorstI. Judah KoolykMaleska
Sat Jun 30, 199051AA-oneBernard MerenMaleska
Tue Jul 11, 19899ABetter than betterReginald L. JohnsonMaleska
Wed Jul 27, 198836AWorstArthur S. VerdescaMaleska
Mon Jun 6, 19885DOutstripWilliam CanineMaleska
Sun May 1, 1988112AWorstFrances HansenMaleska
Tue Dec 29, 19875ADefeatDorothy SmitonickMaleska
Mon Sep 14, 198759DDefeatChristopher SherwoodMaleska
Sun Aug 9, 198778AWORSTT.W. UnderhillMaleska
Sun Apr 12, 198757AEliteJacques LiwerMaleska
Sun Jan 18, 198764A___ bower (spare anchor)Bert RosenfieldMaleska
Sun Nov 16, 1986121ATrounceDeborah Pelkey TrombleyMaleska
Tue Sep 9, 19869DCarter's "Why Not the ___?"Robert KatzMaleska
Sun Jun 15, 198682DOptimumRichard SilvestriMaleska
Sat May 10, 198654DOutdoNancy JolineMaleska
Thu May 1, 198624ADrummer PeteGayle DeanMaleska
Wed Apr 9, 198634DDefeatEdward BobbMaleska
Sun Jun 9, 19851DKind of man or sellerSally CoyleMaleska
Mon Apr 15, 198567ADefeatNorman S. WizerMaleska
Sun Mar 31, 198593DDefeatPeter G. SnowMaleska
Mon Mar 4, 19851ADefeatBarbara J. WeakleyMaleska
Mon Nov 26, 198431DVanquishBarbara J. WeakleyMaleska
Sun Sep 2, 1984126DWorst, in a wayWarren W. ReichMaleska
Tue Oct 18, 198317AOutdoHarold B. CountsMaleska
Wed Sep 14, 19831DOutwitDorothy SmitonickMaleska
Tue Aug 16, 198345ADefeatElaine GeorgeMaleska
Tue Apr 5, 198311DOutdoCharles EnglerMaleska
Mon Mar 21, 198313D"___ wishes!"John R. ProsserMaleska
Sun Jan 23, 1983111DOutdoBette Sue CohenMaleska
Fri Nov 5, 198247AWorstBernice GordonMaleska
Mon Oct 25, 198230AOutdoBob BermanMaleska
Sat Jun 5, 198210ADefeatGeorge P. SphicasMaleska
Fri Apr 23, 198259ACo-discoverer of insulinDavid CrosattoMaleska
Tue Mar 2, 198261ACarter's "Why Not the ___?"Nancy McCarthyMaleska
Wed Aug 19, 19811D"___ Foot Forward"Louis SabinMaleska
Sat Aug 15, 198123ABetter than betterDorothea E. ShippMaleska
Tue Aug 11, 19811AOvercomeJudson G. TrentMaleska
Sun May 17, 198178AOutdoBert RosenfieldMaleska
Thu Nov 20, 19801ABetter than betterWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Wed Oct 8, 19805ADefeatCarol DuttingMaleska
Thu Jun 26, 19808DWorstJack L. SteinhardtMaleska
Mon Dec 10, 197911DBritish actress: 1900–74N. M. MeyerMaleska
Sun Nov 11, 1979112AOutdoTap OsbornMaleska
Mon Oct 29, 197945AMatchlessN. M. MeyerMaleska
Wed Oct 24, 197968A"Father Knows ___"C. J. AngioMaleska
Mon Jun 11, 197922AOutscoreJean J. DavisonMaleska
Fri May 4, 197927DTopsWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Sun Apr 2, 197811DMet bassoRichard SilvestriMaleska
Fri Dec 9, 19771DTopsWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Tue Jul 12, 197717ATopsGrace FabbroniMaleska
Fri Jun 17, 19771AVanquishMartha J. DeWittMaleska
Wed Jun 8, 197748DDefeatHerb L. RisteenMaleska
Wed Feb 2, 197761AGirl or sellerAllan BlackmanWeng
Mon Jun 7, 197652DFoot to put forwardHerb L. RisteenWeng
Mon Jan 26, 197657AKind of manMartha J. DeWittWeng
Fri Jan 2, 197661DOvercomeSinnreichWeng
Fri Jun 27, 197510AKind of manAllan BlackmanWeng
Mon Mar 17, 197563ASuperfineWilliam LutwiniakWeng
Thu Jul 18, 197438AEdna of stageMarie WestWeng
Sun May 12, 197440ANonpareilStanley GlassWeng
Tue Apr 16, 19747DKind of sellerEugene T. MaleskaWeng
Thu Nov 1, 19731DEdna of theaterUnknownWeng
Mon Jul 16, 19734ADefeatUnknownWeng
Sat Mar 24, 19731AIt's yet to be, to BrowningUnknownWeng
Fri Sep 15, 19721AKind of manUnknownWeng
Wed Aug 18, 19711AOutdoUnknownWeng
Thu Aug 5, 197136DEdna of stageUnknownWeng
Sun May 23, 197144DActress EdnaHerbert EttensonWeng
Fri May 14, 197113DWitness of a sort, with 50 AcrossUnknownWeng
Sat Dec 19, 19701DDefeatUnknownWeng
Sun Jun 7, 1970101ATopsAnthony MorseWeng
Thu May 7, 197010AOutdoUnknownWeng
Sun Feb 1, 1970119DSupremeHerbert EttensonWeng
Fri Dec 12, 196931DSuperlative.UnknownWeng
Wed Dec 10, 196938DTop of the line.UnknownWeng
Wed Nov 12, 196961AOutdo.UnknownWeng
Thu Aug 7, 196914ASuperlative.UnknownWeng
Fri Jun 13, 196969ADefeat.UnknownWeng
Tue Nov 19, 196865AFinest clothes.UnknownFarrar
Sat Sep 28, 196857DUtmost.UnknownFarrar
Tue Jul 9, 196810ATo the highest degree.UnknownFarrar
Sat Apr 13, 196862ASuperlative.UnknownFarrar
Fri Feb 23, 196810AUtmost.UnknownFarrar
Mon Sep 25, 196758AFinest.Eileen LexauFarrar
Tue Jun 27, 196735AMost productive of good.Cora GoodmanFarrar
Fri Apr 28, 196753DUtmost.Manny MillerFarrar
Wed Dec 14, 196627ADefeat or excel.UnknownFarrar
Sat Oct 1, 196624ATops.UnknownFarrar
Sat Jun 18, 196637DSuperlative.UnknownFarrar
Tue May 24, 196627AOutdo.UnknownFarrar
Fri Mar 5, 19651DFinest clothes.UnknownFarrar
Wed Jan 20, 196513DLargest.Louise EarnestFarrar
Sat Jan 2, 196559DFinest clothes.UnknownFarrar
Thu Sep 10, 196457DOptimum.UnknownFarrar
Fri Sep 4, 196452DExcel.Louise EarnestFarrar
Fri Jun 19, 196417AWorst.UnknownFarrar
Mon May 27, 196348AAll for the ___.UnknownFarrar
Wed Apr 3, 196368AOutdo.UnknownFarrar
Mon Feb 4, 196365AOutdo.Jean ReedFarrar
Wed Dec 12, 196268AOutdo.UnknownFarrar
Sun Nov 25, 1962123DUtmost.Herbert EttensonFarrar
Wed Jul 25, 19621DUtmost.Anna GramFarrar
Sun Feb 11, 1962106DUtmost.Threba JohnsonFarrar
Thu Dec 28, 19611DMost choice.UnknownFarrar
Tue Oct 17, 19611DLargest.UnknownFarrar
Mon Oct 16, 196165AOutdo.UnknownFarrar
Fri Sep 15, 196133DUtmost.UnknownFarrar
Fri Jul 28, 196162AUtmost.UnknownFarrar
Sun May 14, 1961112DThe most one can do.Christine ValenceFarrar
Fri Mar 24, 19611AOutstrip.UnknownFarrar
Sun Feb 12, 19619DFinest.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Sun Feb 5, 19616DUtmost.Dortha F. MarksFarrar
Fri Sep 2, 19605ADefeat.UnknownFarrar
Wed Jul 6, 196029DLargest.UnknownFarrar
Thu May 26, 196067AMost.UnknownFarrar
Thu Apr 14, 19603DFinest clothes.UnknownFarrar
Mon Apr 4, 196034DUtmost.UnknownFarrar
Fri Jul 10, 195910AMatchless.William A. Lewis, Jr.Farrar
Wed May 6, 195919AUtmost.Roberta MorseFarrar
Mon Apr 20, 195932DUtmost.Albert V. BlumFarrar
Sat Mar 28, 195951DIn the highest degree.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Wed Jan 14, 195964AExcelling all.S. A. KayFarrar
Mon Sep 22, 195864AUtmost.UnknownFarrar
Sun Sep 14, 1958112DMost.Grace HosterFarrar
Fri Jun 13, 195858AUtmost.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Sat Nov 2, 195766AMost desirable.UnknownFarrar
Sun Oct 20, 1957105DOutdo.Mel TaubFarrar
Wed Jul 31, 195753AUtmost.H. L. RisteenFarrar
Sat Jul 6, 19571APrime.Helen BernardFarrar
Sun Jun 16, 1957106AOutstrip.C. Hume CraftFarrar
Wed May 8, 195743DMost excellent.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Wed Feb 13, 195759AFinest.Helen K. WhitmanFarrar
Mon Jan 14, 19571APar excellence.Helen FasuloFarrar
Fri Aug 24, 19561AThe March Hare's "___ butter."Marion MoeserFarrar
Sat May 5, 195613D"The ___ is yet to be."UnknownFarrar
Thu Dec 15, 19551DUtmost.UnknownFarrar
Sat Sep 10, 195565AOne's finest clothes.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Sat Aug 13, 195563A___ wishes.UnknownFarrar
Sat Jun 18, 195553DMatchless.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Mon Mar 28, 195554DEdna or Herbert.Ruth H. OliverFarrar
Sun Sep 12, 195467DFinest clothes.Ruth H. OliverFarrar
Wed Aug 4, 19541AMost desirable.S. A. KayFarrar
Thu Jul 15, 195418DSurpass.UnknownFarrar
Mon Jul 20, 195353DLargest.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Thu Jun 25, 19531ATops.Natalie HankemeyerFarrar
Sun Feb 15, 195388DSecond to none.Sergei TilartFarrar
Mon Aug 18, 19523DWorst.UnknownFarrar
Thu Jun 12, 19526AFirst grade.UnknownFarrar
Fri Jun 6, 19521DEdna of the theatre.UnknownFarrar
Fri Jun 1, 195127DActress Edna.UnknownFarrar
Sun Apr 22, 195157AThe top.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Mon Nov 6, 195019ATopnotch.UnknownFarrar
Sun Oct 19, 194754AUtmost.Alice CookFarrar
Sun Apr 20, 194798DLargest.P. J. LamannaFarrar
Sun Jun 9, 1946121DMost.Louis JenkinsFarrar
Sun Sep 16, 194577DMost.Harriot T. CookeFarrar
Sun Jan 14, 194541ATiptop.Bert StoreyFarrar
Sun Jul 18, 194394AMost.Charles ErlenkotterFarrar
Sun Feb 7, 194384A"Actions ___ discover man."—Pope.Willard N. JordanFarrar
Sun Dec 6, 194240AWorst.F. C. JaschobFarrar
Sun Sep 6, 1942123AUnsurpassed.J. L. WordsworthFarrar