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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
Sun Mar 1, 201530ARequired (2)Finn Vigeland
Sat Dec 21, 201331DLike many nutrientsTodd Gross and David Steinberg
Sun Jun 3, 201244DRequired (2)Patrick Berry
Sat Apr 4, 20094DHardly necessaryMatt Ginsberg
Thu May 18, 200031DHardly 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
Sat Sep 7, 199127AIntrinsicDaniel GirardiMaleska
Tue Aug 20, 199123DBasicLouis SabinMaleska
Sat Sep 29, 198424ABasicJesse RoarkeMaleska
Tue Aug 14, 197331DBasicUnknownWeng
Sun Mar 16, 19526DRequired.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Sun Jul 28, 194680ANecessary.A. H. CookFarrar
Sun Feb 15, 194269DHighly important.Charles ErlenkotterFarrar