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252 Results for NEEDS

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

DateGridClueAuthor
Sunday, August 20, 2017106DMust have (3)Ruth Bloomfield Margolin
Wednesday, December 21, 201652DWater and sunlight, for plantsJeff Chen and Seth Geltman
Monday, October 10, 201671AMust-haves (4)Patrick Merrell
Sunday, March 13, 2016102DMust have (3)Tom McCoy
Sunday, January 31, 2016123ACell towers for cellphones, for exampleYaakov Bendavid
Wednesday, December 9, 201532ACan't do without (2)Jacob Stulberg
Monday, June 3, 20139DEssentials (3)John Lampkin
Sunday, May 12, 201350DCravingsDavid J. Kahn
Tuesday, January 1, 201355DImperativesJohn Farmer
Saturday, December 8, 201248DCalls for (3)Barry C. Silk
Tuesday, July 10, 201244AFood and shelter, e.g. (2)Chris A. McGlothlin
Friday, May 18, 201221DAir and water, e.g.Allan E. Parrish
Wednesday, May 9, 201265ARequires (3)Eshan Mitra
Wednesday, March 14, 201232DBudget prioritiesDave Sarpola
Friday, January 20, 201253AThey're indispensablePatrick Berry
Wednesday, November 16, 201152DRequisitesGary Cee
Wednesday, November 9, 201130DFood and shelter (2)Paula Gamache
Wednesday, June 8, 201132D"Pressing" thingsPeter A. Collins
Sunday, April 17, 2011116AEssentials (3)Matt Ginsberg
Sunday, June 6, 2010113ADesiderata (2)Daniel A. Finan
Tuesday, May 12, 200968AHas to have (4)Wayne and P. K. King
Wednesday, January 7, 200968AFood and water, for twoWilliam Frank Macreery
Friday, May 9, 200822APhilanthropic focusJim Page
Sunday, April 6, 2008118AMustsDaniel C. Bryant
Wednesday, February 27, 200866ACalls for (3)Lee Glickstein
Thursday, August 16, 200766ACan't do without (2)Alan Arbesfeld
Sunday, January 21, 2007107AIsn't complete withoutPatrick Berry
Sunday, August 6, 2006108DMust have (3)Mark Feldman
Thursday, April 27, 20064DPaint and brush, for a painterGeorge Barany and Michael Shteyman
Monday, January 23, 200629DMust-haves (4)Mark T. Milhet
Saturday, May 7, 200551AFood and waterPatrick Berry
Wednesday, March 23, 200564ADemandsMike Shenk
Saturday, March 12, 200525DTopic in couples therapyByron Walden
Sunday, February 27, 200590DHumanitarian concernsMike Torch
Tuesday, August 10, 200450DMust-haves (4)Sarah Keller
Monday, July 12, 200435DRequires (3)Gregory E. Paul
Sunday, September 14, 200366DMust-haves (4)Cathy Millhauser
Monday, April 14, 200356DRequires (3)Janet R. Bender
Saturday, January 18, 200351DFood and shelter (2)Harvey Estes
Wednesday, May 29, 200218DHas to have (4)Alan Olschwang
Friday, February 15, 200257APhilanthropists' concernsSherry O. Blackard
Monday, October 29, 200171AExigencies (2)Richard Hughes
Wednesday, October 3, 200133DRequirementsDavid Bunker
Tuesday, September 25, 200168ANecessitiesA. J. Santora
Sunday, August 5, 200169DCalls for (3)Peter Gordon
Wednesday, July 11, 200140DWhat alimony covers, minimallyRichard Silvestri
Friday, April 7, 200053ARequired thingsRichard Silvestri
Tuesday, December 28, 199916AHas to have (4)Randall J. Hartman
Friday, December 17, 199950DHas got to haveManny Nosowsky
Wednesday, December 15, 199933DFood and shelter, e.g. (2)Ethan Cooper
Wednesday, September 8, 199941ALists of basicsHolden Baker
Sunday, September 5, 199955DIt's good to meet themElizabeth C. Gorski
Wednesday, June 23, 199926DCries out forAlan Olschwang
Sunday, October 4, 199873AMore than desiresFrank Longo
Thursday, June 19, 199721DBase negotiating amountsPatrick Jordan
Sunday, June 15, 199729DBasic ___Karen Hodge
Thursday, April 3, 19979DExigencies (2)Richard Hughes
Sunday, July 28, 1996114APrivations (2)N. S. Wizer
Sunday, July 30, 1995117AMissesCharles M. Deber
Sunday, January 29, 1995132AHas to have (4)Bryant White
Tuesday, July 19, 199454AEssentials (3)Christopher Hurt
Sunday, July 10, 199433DPrivations (2)Alvin Chase
Monday, May 2, 199413DDesiderata (2)James L. Beatty
Sunday, May 1, 1994115ASine qua nonsPeter Gordon
Wednesday, December 29, 199360ALacksHarvey Estes

4 results for NEEDS from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
December 3, 2017cryptic22DMust have heard massages (5)Daniel Raymon
December 20, 2015panda65AEden's requirementsJoel Fagliano
March 18, 2012cryptic24DWants massages in the mouth (5)Rosalie Moscovitch
October 17, 1999cryptic8DHas to have massages by the ear (5)Richard Silvestri

183 results for NEEDS from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Sunday, November 14, 199381DPrivationsNorma SteinbergTaub
Thursday, September 30, 199313DThings lackingManny NosowskyTaub
Monday, September 13, 19936DRequirementsRobert O. DillmanTaub
Sunday, May 16, 199365APrivationsRobert H. WolfeMaleska
Tuesday, May 4, 199327DRequirementsBernice GordonMaleska
Sunday, November 22, 199236DFood, shelter, etc.Charles M. DeberMaleska
Monday, August 31, 199228DWantsFred TooleMaleska
Tuesday, July 7, 199227DRequiresAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Sunday, December 15, 199131ALacksNorma SteinbergMaleska
Saturday, October 5, 199134DRequirementsKevin BoyleMaleska
Saturday, December 8, 199037D" . . . to each according to his ___": MarxNancy JolineMaleska
Sunday, August 12, 19903DSleep, food, etc.Walter CovellMaleska
Wednesday, June 27, 19903DSleep, food, etc.Melvin KenworthyMaleska
Wednesday, June 20, 199026ARequirementsRita YelleMaleska
Tuesday, June 12, 199066ALacksMargaret W. HuskeyMaleska
Sunday, May 6, 199037ASleep, food, etc.Jacques LiwerMaleska
Wednesday, May 2, 199047DRequiresPeter GordonMaleska
Friday, April 20, 199021AWantsBernice GordonMaleska
Sunday, April 8, 199031ARequiresErnst TheimerMaleska
Sunday, September 24, 198970DLacksIrene SmullyanMaleska
Monday, July 3, 198933DRequiresSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Friday, June 23, 198929DEssentialsWilliam CanineMaleska
Wednesday, May 3, 198921DRequiresKenneth WitteMaleska
Wednesday, April 12, 198913DRequirementsDon GroatMaleska
Monday, March 6, 198968ARequiresAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Saturday, January 28, 198927DFood, sleep, etc.Bernard MerenMaleska
Wednesday, January 11, 198925ARequiresBernice GordonMaleska
Saturday, December 10, 198828DRequiresJoy L. WoukMaleska
Thursday, November 10, 198853DRequiresKenneth WitteMaleska
Friday, July 22, 198858APrerequisitesIrene SmullyanMaleska
Sunday, May 15, 198867AHas to haveRichard SilvestriMaleska
Friday, April 8, 198832DShelter, food, etc.Eli WesoffMaleska
Thursday, August 13, 198732DNecessitiesJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Sunday, July 12, 198792DEssentialsLouis SabinMaleska
Wednesday, June 17, 198746AWantsR. S. JonesMaleska
Sunday, May 24, 1987111ACalls forS. E. WilkinsonMaleska
Tuesday, May 5, 198731AHas to haveVirginia L. YatesMaleska
Sunday, September 21, 1986117AWantsDale O. BurgenerMaleska
Sunday, May 11, 198677DExigenciesVirginia P. AbelsonMaleska
Monday, March 24, 198667ARequirementsWhittenMaleska
Thursday, February 27, 198613DExigenciesEli WesoffMaleska
Friday, March 8, 198538DThe basicsWilliam CanineMaleska
Wednesday, January 30, 198522ARequiresChristy RidleyMaleska
Tuesday, August 21, 198444AWantsAveryMaleska
Tuesday, August 7, 19844DRequirementsNancy McCarthyMaleska
Saturday, July 28, 198464AObligationsJohn M. SamsonMaleska
Saturday, July 14, 198421DRequiresPeter G. SnowMaleska
Monday, March 26, 198430DRequiresSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Monday, March 12, 198432DNecessitiesJohnsonMaleska
Wednesday, March 7, 198431DRequirementsAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Sunday, February 19, 1984123AFood, clothing, etc.Bert H. KruseMaleska
Thursday, September 29, 198353ARequirementsMaverMaleska
Friday, September 16, 198364ARequiresClavanMaleska
Monday, June 27, 198325ARequirementsNancy McCarthyMaleska
Tuesday, May 31, 198327DRequirementsJames R. BurnsMaleska
Saturday, January 1, 198367ASleep, food, etc.John M. SamsonMaleska
Wednesday, December 29, 198231DNecessarilyFraasMaleska
Friday, December 10, 198267ARequirementsBradshawMaleska
Sunday, April 11, 198259DRequirementsStanley GlassMaleska
Wednesday, September 23, 198133DRequiresA. J. SantoraMaleska
Sunday, April 5, 19816DRequisitesJohn McCarthy SamsonMaleska
Wednesday, August 20, 198048ARequisitesI. Judah KoolykMaleska
Friday, July 25, 198018AShelter, food, etc.JonesMaleska
Saturday, April 5, 198066ARequirementsBensonMaleska
Wednesday, January 30, 198058ARequiresRobert KatzMaleska
Saturday, June 2, 197916DCan't do withoutJack LuzzattoMaleska
Monday, May 7, 197913DRequiresMorton BraunMaleska
Saturday, August 5, 197830DShelter, clothing, etc.William LutwiniakMaleska
Saturday, July 15, 197843ARequirementsKenneth HaxtonMaleska
Sunday, May 21, 197878DEssentialsElaine D. SchorrMaleska
Tuesday, April 4, 197818AEssentialsKathryn RighterMaleska
Sunday, July 10, 197740ABare essentialsJordan S. LasherMaleska
Sunday, October 31, 197626AWantsThreba JohnsonWeng
Sunday, July 11, 1976124ALacksBarbara GillisWeng
Monday, June 21, 197629DLacksReginald L. JohnsonWeng
Monday, May 24, 197670ALacksElizabeth M. QuackenbushWeng
Saturday, March 13, 197640ADeficienciesLouise EarnestWeng
Sunday, February 29, 197667DIs obligatedAlfio MicciWeng
Tuesday, November 11, 197562AWantsFrank FryWeng
Friday, September 26, 197522AFood, shelter, etc.Will ShortzWeng
Saturday, August 16, 197537AFood and clothing, i.e.Manny MillerWeng
Saturday, July 19, 197518DWantsDavid CrosattoWeng
Sunday, June 29, 197597ARequiresA. J. SantoraWeng
Friday, April 25, 197530DRequisitesVictor GoldfarbWeng
Thursday, April 17, 197530DRequiresSidney L. RobbinsWeng
Monday, November 4, 197431DRequiresHenry V. StrakaWeng
Tuesday, July 23, 197422ALacksEvelyn B. RosenthalWeng
Friday, April 12, 197446DWantsDaniel GirardiWeng
Sunday, February 3, 19747DRequiresBert KruseWeng
Sunday, October 7, 197393DCrying thingsFrances HansenWeng
Tuesday, June 19, 197360ARequiresUnknownWeng
Sunday, April 2, 197247ALacksBert KruseWeng
Thursday, March 16, 197224AExigenciesUnknownWeng
Monday, January 10, 197232DRequisitesUnknownWeng
Wednesday, August 4, 197166AIs wantingUnknownWeng
Tuesday, August 3, 19718DIs obligatedUnknownWeng
Monday, May 10, 197130DRequisitesUnknownWeng
Saturday, February 13, 197141ADemandsUnknownWeng
Monday, September 28, 197045AWantsUnknownWeng
Tuesday, September 8, 197067ALacksUnknownWeng
Monday, August 31, 197026AStraitsUnknownWeng
Monday, May 4, 197060AExigenciesUnknownWeng
Thursday, March 19, 197069ADeficienciesUnknownWeng
Wednesday, March 4, 197034DRequirementsUnknownWeng
Thursday, January 1, 19708DRequiresUnknownWeng
Thursday, December 18, 196966AHas to have.UnknownWeng
Monday, October 13, 196960ALacks.UnknownWeng
Sunday, May 25, 196989DObligationsEugene T. MaleskaWeng
Friday, April 11, 196950ARequires.UnknownWeng
Tuesday, March 4, 196931AObligations.UnknownWeng
Monday, September 30, 196860AOf necessity (with "must").UnknownFarrar
Sunday, July 7, 196878DFood, clothing, etc.Anthony MorseFarrar
Tuesday, April 30, 19684DWants.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, September 10, 196770DThat lacking.William A. Lewis, Jr.Farrar
Friday, June 2, 196765ADesiderata.Arthur SchulmanFarrar
Thursday, May 25, 196744DNecessarily (with "must").William LutwiniakFarrar
Friday, December 23, 196667ADeficiencies.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, August 28, 196679DOf necessity.William A. Lewis, Jr.Farrar
Sunday, July 24, 196625DDeficient items.William A. Lewis, Jr.Farrar
Thursday, July 14, 19667DOf necessity.UnknownFarrar
Friday, May 13, 196632DMusts.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, April 16, 196624AWants.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, February 2, 19656DDemands.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, October 24, 19646DRequires.UnknownFarrar
Friday, September 25, 196426AOf necessity.UnknownFarrar
Monday, June 24, 196315DObligations.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, June 12, 196332DDesiderata.UnknownFarrar
Monday, December 3, 196262ADesires.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, June 3, 196276ALacks.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Saturday, April 7, 196252DRequisites.Manny MillerFarrar
Wednesday, March 14, 196268AList for the Red Cross.Roberta MorseFarrar
Sunday, January 29, 196198DWants.Threba JohnsonFarrar
Monday, August 1, 196032DRequirements.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, March 13, 1960118ARequires.Hume R. CraftFarrar
Sunday, June 14, 195953DWants.Roberta MorseFarrar
Tuesday, May 12, 195913DNecessarily (with "must").Jules ArensbergFarrar
Monday, January 19, 195936DHas occasion for.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Monday, December 1, 195817DRequirements.Jon PatashusFarrar
Wednesday, July 30, 195863AOf necessity (with "must").Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Wednesday, December 25, 195760ACan't do without.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, October 9, 195769ARequirements.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, September 15, 195754DWants.Harold T. BersFarrar
Thursday, July 18, 195732DLacks.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Thursday, February 7, 195731DExigencies.H. L. RisteenFarrar
Thursday, November 8, 195630DRequirements.W. E. JonesFarrar
Tuesday, September 4, 195634ARequirements.Helen FasuloFarrar
Saturday, July 7, 195630DMust have.Mel TaubFarrar
Sunday, February 5, 195691DCreature comfort.A. J. SantoraFarrar
Friday, December 23, 195531DExigencies.UnknownFarrar
Monday, December 12, 195568AWants.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, September 18, 195591ADesiderata.Helen BernardFarrar
Sunday, June 5, 195530DOf necessity.Ralph AndersonFarrar
Sunday, March 27, 195575DRequirements.Harold T. BersFarrar
Thursday, March 24, 195533DRequirements.Samuel K. FliegnerFarrar
Wednesday, September 15, 195436DShortages.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Tuesday, September 7, 195447DRequirements.Edward BucklerFarrar
Wednesday, August 18, 195471ALacks.Helen FasuloFarrar
Wednesday, May 26, 195440ABases for curricula.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Sunday, March 21, 195437DLacks.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Sunday, September 20, 19536DLacks.Ethel LeStrangeFarrar
Thursday, July 9, 195312DIs obliged (with an infinitive).S. A. KayFarrar
Monday, May 25, 195327AIs lacking.S. A. KayFarrar
Monday, October 13, 195255DRequires.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, June 29, 195286DLacks.Waldo RansonFarrar
Saturday, May 17, 195232DRequisites.UnknownFarrar
Monday, April 21, 195265AIs in want of.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, March 1, 19529DExigencies.H. H. ChapmanFarrar
Tuesday, February 26, 195231DPerquisites.S. A. KayFarrar
Tuesday, January 1, 195232DOf necessity.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, September 30, 195115DRequisites.Alberta N. BurtonFarrar
Saturday, August 25, 195130ARequires.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, July 24, 195166AShortages.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, March 7, 195127DNecessities.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Friday, January 26, 195162AWants.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, January 18, 195142DNecessities.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Sunday, December 24, 195029ARequirements.Alice CookFarrar
Sunday, December 17, 195021DRequires.Ralph AndersonFarrar
Sunday, June 25, 195048DMust have.Leonard GoldbergFarrar
Sunday, June 18, 1950116ARequires.Harold T. BersFarrar
Sunday, May 16, 194894DExigencies.Louis JenkinsFarrar
Sunday, November 9, 194771ARequires.Louis JenkinsFarrar
Sunday, March 4, 1945132DLacks.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Sunday, October 22, 194443ALacks.Jack LuzzattoFarrar

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