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14 results for ESSENTIAL

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

DateGridClueAuthor
30ARequired (2)Finn Vigeland
31DLike many nutrientsTodd Gross and David Steinberg
44DRequired (2)Patrick Berry
4DHardly necessaryMatt Ginsberg
31DHardly extraneousPatrick D. Berry

2 results for ESSENTIAL from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
Oct 16, 2016acrosticIDerived from an external source, as a nutrientEmily Cox & Henry Rathvon
Jul 4, 2004cryptic11ANecessary small bit of enzyme in saltine crackers (9)Richard Silvestri

7 results for ESSENTIAL from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
27AIntrinsicDaniel GirardiMaleska
23DBasicLouis SabinMaleska
24ABasicJesse RoarkeMaleska
31DBasicUnknownWeng
6DRequired.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
80ANecessary.A. H. CookFarrar
69DHighly important.Charles ErlenkotterFarrar