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288 results for ESSAY

118 Shortz Era entries found. Click any date for context. Repeated clues show (number of Shortz Era occurrences).
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DateGridClueAuthor
Fri Sep 21, 20185DThink piece (2)Zhouqin Burnikel
Wed May 2, 201846ATry (2)Bryant White
Mon Apr 30, 201865AEnglish class assignment (3)Bruce Haight
Tue Apr 10, 201824DOptional part of the SATAlan Arbesfeld
Fri Mar 2, 201833AOp-ed, e.g. (2)Rachel Maddow and Joe DiPietro
Wed Oct 25, 201771AMany a Slate articleJules P. Markey
Sun Sep 17, 2017104DThe New Yorker pieceMark MacLachlan
Sat Sep 16, 20173DApplication requirement, maybeNatan Last, Finn Vigeland and the J.A.S.A. Crossword Class
Sat May 13, 201745DTry (2)Jeff Chen
Wed Jul 13, 201658DOp-ed, e.g. (2)Tom McCoy
Sun Jul 3, 201636DWill workSamuel A. Donaldson
Wed Apr 27, 201642AWritten contest entry, sayJeff Stillman
Mon Mar 21, 201637AEnglish class assignment (3)Michael Hawkins
Mon Nov 23, 201525DOp-ed piece (9)Parker Lewis
Wed Sep 30, 201558DOp-ed piece (9)Freddie Cheng
Fri Aug 7, 201514DSalon offeringPeter Wentz
Thu Jul 2, 201534AEndeavorTimothy Polin
Tue Mar 31, 201570APart of a G.E.D. examGary Cee
Sun Feb 22, 201597DEnglish assignment (2)Patrick Berry
Mon Dec 22, 20145DOp-ed piece, e.g. (2)Lynn Lempel
Tue Aug 5, 201469ACollege applicant's compositionLynn Lempel
Tue Jul 15, 201457DOp-ed piece (9)Zhouqin Burnikel
Wed Jul 2, 201435APiece of Slate, e.g.Dick Shlakman and Jeff Chen
Mon Jun 2, 201466AKind of test ... or a phonetic hint to 17-, 25-, 36-, 47- and 57-AcrossAndrea Carla Michaels
Wed May 14, 201419DPiece of Bacon or LambVictor Barocas
Sun Nov 17, 2013121ASwift compositionJulian Lim
Fri Nov 8, 201341DIt's definitely not the short answerAlan Arbesfeld
Sun Sep 8, 201325DTime piece (3)Pete Muller and Sue Keefer
Mon Aug 12, 201338DAlternative to true-false or multiple-choiceDaniel Raymon
Sat Jun 8, 201350DBacon product (2)David Quarfoot
Tue Feb 26, 201369AHomework assignmentGary Cee
Sun Dec 23, 2012102DLamb specialty (2)Joe DiPietro
Tue Dec 11, 201260APart of many a college applicationGene Newman
Sat Dec 1, 20124DLocke workJoon Pahk
Tue Nov 13, 201267AMaureen Dowd pieceDon Gagliardo and Zhouqin Burnikel
Thu Sep 6, 201265ACollege application needBen Pall
Wed Jul 25, 201212DNora Ephron workDaniel Raymon
Fri Jul 13, 20126DFrank Rich pieceJim Horne and Jeff Chen
Mon Apr 9, 201264AEnglish class assignment (3)Nancy Kavanaugh
Fri Feb 3, 20121DSteele workJoel Kaplow
Sat Mar 5, 201153APiece of schoolworkRandolph Ross
Sun Feb 6, 201157DTime piece? (3)David J. Kahn
Wed Jul 22, 200958DLamb piecePatrick Blindauer
Sun Jul 19, 200913APart of a college applicationLynn Lempel
Thu Nov 27, 200847AOp-ed piece (9)Patrick Berry
Mon Jun 23, 200866AOp-ed piece (9)Andrea Carla Michaels and Patrick Blindauer
Sun Apr 27, 2008121ASwift's "A Modest Proposal," e.g.Oliver Hill
Wed Feb 27, 200867APundit's pieceLee Glickstein
Tue Feb 19, 200855DLamb or Bacon pieceVictor Fleming
Sat Sep 15, 200714DThemeBrad Wilber
Fri Aug 24, 200725DAnalytic workPatrick Berry
Wed Jun 20, 200749DOp-ed, typicallyBonnie L. Gentry and Victor Fleming
Wed Apr 4, 200732DOp-ed piece (9)Bette Sue Cohen
Tue Jan 16, 200727DBlue-book filler (3)Dave Mackey
Mon Apr 10, 200613DOp-ed piece (9)Gary J. Whitehead
Sun Jul 17, 2005103ABacon piece (3)David J. Kahn
Wed Jul 13, 20051AOp-ed piece (9)Manny Nosowsky
Wed May 11, 200529DPiece in The New RepublicKumar Balani and Lou Sabin
Tue Apr 12, 200566ABlue book filler (3)Nancy Salomon
Wed Apr 6, 200519AJournal submissionMichael Doran
Sun Feb 6, 200535AProse pieceJoel Kaplow
Sun Nov 28, 200463AOpinion pieceElizabeth C. Gorski
Tue Sep 28, 200449DOp-ed piece, e.g. (2)Nancy Kavanaugh
Thu May 27, 200422ABacon or Lamb productCathy Millhauser
Tue Mar 16, 200410DComposition with a viewpointRon Sweet
Sun Feb 22, 200431ALamb specialty (2)Nancy Nicholson Joline
Wed Jan 28, 200434ATime piece? (3)Jim Hyres
Tue Jan 13, 200442AEnglish assignment (2)M. Francis Vuolo
Fri Jul 25, 200360AVery long-winded answerMichael Shteyman
Thu Mar 13, 200362A"A Modest Proposal," e.g.David J. Kahn
Wed Feb 5, 200362AEmerson piece (2)Ron O'Hair
Mon Oct 29, 200153AOp-ed piece (9)Richard Hughes
Mon Jul 9, 200167ASchool assignment (3)Gregory E. Paul
Thu May 3, 20019DPaperTrip Payne
Mon Apr 23, 200146D"How I Spent My Summer Vacation," maybeGregory E. Paul
Mon Nov 27, 200031DPiece in Harper's (2)Nancy Salomon and Marjorie Berg
Wed Nov 22, 200044AEnglish exam finale, often (2)Fred Piscop
Wed Nov 15, 200040ATest formatChuck Deodene
Sun Oct 8, 200054ABacon bitRichard Silvestri
Mon Sep 25, 200022ACollege application partPeter Gordon
Mon Jul 17, 20009DThink piece (2)Mitch Komro
Mon Jul 3, 200052DEnglish paperMarjorie Berg
Sat Jun 10, 20004DPope productionGlenton Petgrave
Thu Jun 8, 200032DWith 64-Across, a student's challengeMark Diehl
Fri Dec 31, 199966ABacon piece (3)Peter Gordon
Tue Dec 14, 199954DEmerson workRichard Chisholm
Thu Dec 9, 199969ABacon piece (3)Chuck Deodene
Sun Nov 7, 1999106DBlue-book filler (3)Brendan Emmett Quigley
Mon Sep 20, 199933DPiece in Harper's (2)Gregory E. Paul
Tue Aug 24, 19995AEnglish exam finale, often (2)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Mon Jun 7, 199932AArticle in Harper's or The AtlanticRobert O. Dillman
Sun May 16, 1999115DElianic workNancy Nicholson Joline
Fri Aug 14, 199865ABacon product (2)Shannon Burns
Thu Jul 16, 199844ASwift workKelly Clark
Sat Jul 4, 19989A"Civil Disobedience," e.g.Harvey Estes
Tue Apr 14, 199852DSchool assignment (3)Diane C. Baldwin
Wed Apr 8, 199827D16-Across workNancy S. Ross
Tue Jan 13, 199869ACalvin Trillin pieceStanley B. Whitten
Thu Dec 18, 199753DLamb productCathy Millhauser
Wed Oct 29, 199757DOpinionated workKelly Clark
Wed Jan 8, 199750DSchool assignment (3)J. D. Leavy
Tue Nov 26, 199651DRussell Baker specialtyS. Spadaccini
Thu Nov 14, 199635DAttempt (2)N. S. Ross
Wed Aug 7, 199634DSusan Sontag pieceB. E. Quigley
Tue Jun 18, 19969DE.G. White pieceE. C. Gorski
Wed Nov 15, 199571AEmerson effortMatt Gaffney
Sun Oct 1, 199594ABacon workFrank A. Longo
Fri Jul 7, 199524AFederalist paperWayne Robert Williams
Thu Jun 15, 199524DVirginia Woolf pieceNorma Steinberg
Tue May 16, 199528DTest format, oftenDavid J. Kahn
Thu Apr 20, 199567AEmerson productRaymond Hamel
Sun Nov 6, 1994148AAttempt (2)A.J. Santora
Thu Aug 4, 199432APope's "An _____ on Man" (2)Jim Page
Tue Jul 12, 199449DEmerson piece (2)Charles Arnold
Wed Jun 1, 199422AE. B. White pieceBob Lubbers
Tue May 17, 199422APope's "An _____ on Man" (2)Harvey Estes
Fri Apr 22, 199454DNew Republic pieceA.J. Santora
Tue Dec 21, 199342ADryden workJanie Lyons

1 result for ESSAY from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
Oct 12, 2003diagramless18AOp-ed pieceFred Piscop

169 results for ESSAY from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Mon Jul 12, 19938DJoseph Addison productJames L. BeattyMaleska
Tue Dec 15, 199258DMontaigne's specialtyAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Sun May 17, 199295AElia's specialtyAlfio MicciMaleska
Fri Aug 2, 199124ASpecialty of 55 DownPeter GordonMaleska
Sat Jul 13, 199155DBacon pieceJonathan J. TowleMaleska
Fri Jul 12, 199140ATryJoel D. LafargueMaleska
Sun Mar 17, 199140ALamb productCharles E. GerschMaleska
Tue Feb 26, 199112DMacaulay productWilliam E. HeinemannMaleska
Sun Dec 2, 199010DRepplier workRichard SilvestriMaleska
Mon Nov 5, 199068ATry outPeter SwiftMaleska
Fri Oct 12, 199067ATrialJoy L. WoukMaleska
Mon Jul 9, 19908DHomework assignmentEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Sun Apr 15, 199058AStriveJudith C. DaltonMaleska
Sat Mar 24, 199035DElia productBetty JorgensenMaleska
Sat Jan 6, 199065ALocke opusPatterson PeppleMaleska
Mon May 29, 198934DAttemptFred TooleMaleska
Fri Apr 28, 198964APoetic Pope productJoel D. LafargueMaleska
Tue Jan 3, 19891DSchool projectShirley SolowayMaleska
Wed Nov 23, 198841DEmerson productJudson G. TrentMaleska
Sat Oct 29, 198819AAttemptJohn M. SamsonMaleska
Mon Aug 29, 198847AThemeSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Sun Jan 17, 1988150ALamb productWarren W. ReichMaleska
Fri Oct 30, 198725ALamb productKathryn RighterMaleska
Sun Sep 21, 1986113AWork from S.A.?Dale O. BurgenerMaleska
Sun Apr 27, 1986126AEmerson productMaura B. JacobsonMaleska
Thu Dec 5, 198535DAttemptPeter SwiftMaleska
Wed Dec 5, 198470ADe Quincey productHal R. HollingerMaleska
Tue Aug 28, 198454DRepplier productShirley SolowayMaleska
Mon Jul 9, 198455AEmerson productJohn H. HalesMaleska
Sat Jun 23, 198413AProse pieceI. Judah KoolykMaleska
Thu May 31, 19848DVentureHickmottMaleska
Thu Apr 26, 198470AElia productEli WesoffMaleska
Fri Feb 3, 198428DBelloc workPeter SwiftMaleska
Fri Sep 2, 198324APope's "___ on Man"John R. ProsserMaleska
Mon May 30, 198355DBacon pieceEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Fri Apr 29, 198316AElia productJohn GreenmanMaleska
Tue Mar 29, 19839DEmerson specialtyNancy McCarthyMaleska
Wed Aug 18, 198241ASpecialty of 17 AcrossWilliam CanineMaleska
Sun Jul 11, 1982126AElian pieceWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Fri Dec 4, 198126DElian workWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Wed Nov 11, 198152DPope's "An ___ on Criticism"Maurice J. TeitelbaumMaleska
Thu Dec 18, 198030DRepplier productBernice GordonMaleska
Fri Sep 26, 198060A"Tatler" offeringTap OsbornMaleska
Thu Aug 28, 198052DTry one's hand atRuth Lake TepperMaleska
Sun Jul 20, 1980100DTryMary Virginia OrnaMaleska
Thu Jul 3, 198022ALamb productNancy Scandrett RossMaleska
Wed Jan 30, 198022ALamb's specialtyRobert KatzMaleska
Mon Dec 10, 197943ALamb workN. M. MeyerMaleska
Wed Apr 4, 197954DPeter Quennell productJean J. DavisonMaleska
Thu Mar 22, 197964ATryDana GrossMaleska
Sun Feb 11, 1979118AThink pieceA. J. SantoraMaleska
Tue Jul 4, 197829DWork by 40 AcrossMel RosenMaleska
Sat Jan 7, 197850APiece of BaconWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Sun Dec 18, 197783ATreatiseJim PageMaleska
Tue Nov 1, 197746DProduct of Bacon or LambHerb L. RisteenMaleska
Thu Feb 24, 19779DLamb's forteBen FinnWeng
Sun Jan 16, 197766DPiece of writingJordan S. LasherWeng
Tue Jan 11, 197753DElian outputWilliam LutwiniakWeng
Fri Apr 30, 197651DWork by EliaEvelyn B. RosenthalWeng
Tue Apr 27, 197631DThemeSidney L. RobbinsWeng
Fri Dec 19, 197542AVehicle for Steele or MenckenChet CurrierWeng
Mon Nov 10, 197547DEmerson workMartin BryanWeng
Mon Sep 22, 19754DLiterary workJack L. SteinhardtWeng
Thu Dec 19, 197455DTrySamalinWeng
Tue Oct 29, 197432DLiterary pieceH. M. KennedyWeng
Mon Oct 15, 197354DTryUnknownWeng
Mon Sep 24, 197327ATryUnknownWeng
Wed Aug 8, 197337AThemeUnknownWeng
Wed Jun 20, 197332DTry outUnknownWeng
Wed May 2, 197343AAttemptUnknownWeng
Thu Feb 1, 197329DAttemptUnknownWeng
Wed Jan 24, 197343AEffortUnknownWeng
Mon Jan 15, 197365ATractUnknownWeng
Sat Oct 21, 197226AEmerson workUnknownWeng
Sun Jul 16, 1972124DLiterary pieceC. McInerneyWeng
Mon Feb 21, 197229DAttemptUnknownWeng
Thu Dec 23, 197145ALiterary workUnknownWeng
Wed May 26, 197148DThemeUnknownWeng
Wed Apr 7, 197156DThemeUnknownWeng
Sun Dec 13, 197024DSchool assignmentBert BeamanWeng
Mon Oct 26, 19705DAttemptUnknownWeng
Thu Aug 27, 197049DAddison's forteUnknownWeng
Mon Jan 12, 197048DLiterary formUnknownWeng
Sun Jan 11, 197092AAttemptJoseph LaFauciWeng
Fri Sep 12, 196934DLiterary piece.UnknownWeng
Fri Jun 13, 196930ATry.UnknownWeng
Tue Mar 4, 196968AAttempt.UnknownWeng
Fri Dec 20, 196835APiece of writing.UnknownFarrar
Sun Dec 8, 196875AEffortWilliam LutwiniakFarrar
Thu May 23, 196861ATheme.UnknownFarrar
Thu Apr 25, 196825ALiterary piece.UnknownFarrar
Sun Feb 4, 196887DLiterary form.Anne FoxFarrar
Wed Mar 1, 196756ATheme.George LaczkoFarrar
Thu Dec 22, 196620AAttempt.UnknownFarrar
Thu Dec 23, 196572ALiterary work.UnknownFarrar
Thu Dec 2, 196566AMagazine piece.UnknownFarrar
Tue Oct 26, 196552DTheme.UnknownFarrar
Fri Jul 2, 196564AE. B. White piece.UnknownFarrar
Sun Jun 13, 196550DEmerson's forte.Christine ValenceFarrar
Mon May 10, 196567ALiterary effort.UnknownFarrar
Sun Apr 25, 196590DTry.Anne FoxFarrar
Mon Jan 11, 196552ALiterary piece.UnknownFarrar
Thu Dec 10, 196450DLiterary piece.UnknownFarrar
Tue Oct 6, 196468APiece of writing.UnknownFarrar
Sun Aug 2, 196444AMake an effort.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Thu Jun 11, 19648DLiterary work.UnknownFarrar
Mon Apr 27, 196410DComposition.UnknownFarrar
Fri Apr 10, 196413DTrial.UnknownFarrar
Mon Jan 6, 196451ALiterary work.Thomas P. ByrneFarrar
Sun Oct 20, 196310DEndeavor.Tom MixonFarrar
Thu Jun 27, 196371AMagazine piece.UnknownFarrar
Sat May 4, 196364AE. B. White specialty.UnknownFarrar
Mon Apr 15, 196331DLiterary product.UnknownFarrar
Tue Mar 26, 196363ADwight Macdonald's specialty.Helen FasuloFarrar
Fri Feb 22, 19639AJames Baldwin's forte.Charles E. GerschFarrar
Tue Feb 5, 196313DTerm paper.Louis SabinFarrar
Thu Aug 30, 196264A"An ___ on Man."UnknownFarrar
Sat Jun 23, 196248DInitial and tentative effort.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Sat Jun 16, 196213DTry.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Mon Apr 9, 196237ALamb work.James E. Hinish, Jr.Farrar
Tue Apr 3, 19629AEmerson product.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Fri Dec 22, 196132DSchool theme.UnknownFarrar
Thu Oct 12, 196132DLiterary work.UnknownFarrar
Sat Oct 7, 196164ATrial.UnknownFarrar
Sun Apr 9, 1961107APiece of prose.Diana SessionsFarrar
Thu Mar 16, 196153DPiece of writing.UnknownFarrar
Mon Sep 12, 196064AAttempt.UnknownFarrar
Fri Apr 15, 196024ADissertation.UnknownFarrar
Sat Oct 31, 195920DTry.UnknownFarrar
Wed Sep 2, 195923ATrial.UnknownFarrar
Fri Jun 26, 195933DComposition.UnknownFarrar
Wed Mar 18, 195961ATrial.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Wed Feb 4, 195932ALiterary piece.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Wed Jan 28, 195931DLiterary product.S. A. KayFarrar
Wed Sep 24, 195869ATract.S. A. KayFarrar
Mon Aug 11, 195867AEndeavor.Madeline CorseFarrar
Thu May 8, 195847DTractate.UnknownFarrar
Thu Mar 13, 195863AAttempt.H. L. RisteenFarrar
Mon Mar 10, 19581ADissertation.Joseph LaFauciFarrar
Wed Aug 7, 195721DEmerson's forte.UnknownFarrar
Sun Dec 30, 1956106AComposition.Diana SessionsFarrar
Thu Sep 13, 195618DAttempt.Edward EarlyFarrar
Thu Aug 2, 195613DLiterary form.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Mon Aug 8, 195531ATry.UnknownFarrar
Mon Mar 14, 195553DLionel Trilling specialty.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Tue Feb 22, 195544AMagazine piece.Charles GerschFarrar
Sat Dec 25, 195435DPope's "___ on Man."George HendersonFarrar
Fri Apr 2, 19546DDissertation.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Wed Mar 17, 195432DAttempt.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Sun Nov 22, 195344APope's "___ on Man."W. E. JonesFarrar
Sun Oct 18, 195345AEnglish paper.Sam LakeFarrar
Fri Oct 2, 195364AShort prose piece.Harold T. BersFarrar
Tue Jun 2, 195313DNonfiction item.Harold T. BersFarrar
Fri Apr 17, 195329DEffort to accomplish something.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Sun Dec 14, 195273ALamb's forte.Israel GitterFarrar
Sat Jun 21, 195231ASchool homework.UnknownFarrar
Fri Dec 14, 19516DTry.UnknownFarrar
Wed Dec 12, 195123APope wrote one on "Man."UnknownFarrar
Sun Jul 29, 195123DAgnes Repplier's forte.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Mon Jul 9, 195165AEnglish homework.UnknownFarrar
Fri Apr 6, 19517DPut to the test.UnknownFarrar
Fri Mar 9, 195148DThe late Miss Repplier's specialty.Harold T. BersFarrar
Tue Oct 24, 195021DGem from Montaigne.UnknownFarrar
Sun Aug 28, 194919DLamb specialty.Harold T. BersFarrar
Sun Jun 26, 194973DComposition.Harold T. BersFarrar
Sun Jul 28, 1946157AComposition.A. H. CookFarrar
Sun Jan 27, 194674DLengthy dissertation.D. G. CaywoodFarrar
Sun Aug 5, 194535ADisquisition.Lester KeeneFarrar
Sun Nov 14, 1943143ABrief composition.P. J. LamannaFarrar