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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.

Sunday, March 1, 201530ARequired (2)Finn Vigeland
Saturday, December 21, 201331DLike many nutrientsTodd Gross and David Steinberg
Sunday, June 3, 201244DRequired (2)Patrick Berry
Saturday, April 4, 20094DHardly necessaryMatt Ginsberg
Thursday, May 18, 200031DHardly extraneousPatrick D. Berry

2 results for ESSENTIAL from Variety puzzles.

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

7 results for ESSENTIAL from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

Saturday, September 7, 199127AIntrinsicDaniel GirardiMaleska
Tuesday, August 20, 199123DBasicLouis SabinMaleska
Saturday, September 29, 198424ABasicJesse RoarkeMaleska
Tuesday, August 14, 197331DBasicUnknownWeng
Sunday, March 16, 19526DRequired.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Sunday, July 28, 194680ANecessary.A. H. CookFarrar
Sunday, February 15, 194269DHighly important.Charles ErlenkotterFarrar

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