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105 Results for OPENER

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

DateGridClueAuthor
Thursday, July 27, 20175DWord with can or season (2)Jeffrey Wechsler
Sunday, July 9, 201732DPart of a concert that many people impatiently sit throughWill Nediger
Wednesday, October 19, 201621AGame one (2)Tom Pepper
Sunday, January 4, 201511DKitchen gadget (2)Finn Vigeland
Wednesday, February 19, 201428DFirst game of the season (2)Michael Dewey
Sunday, March 17, 201321APart of a doubleheaderJ. R. Leopold
Monday, November 1, 201045DFirst game of the season (2)Holden Baker
Saturday, June 12, 201040DKitchen drawer item (2)Joe DiPietro
Saturday, April 4, 200941DBarkeep's gizmoMatt Ginsberg
Sunday, February 24, 200899DFirst act in a revueNancy Nicholson Joline
Sunday, September 30, 2007126ACorkscrew, e.g.Kelsey Blakley
Friday, August 31, 200717AHandle, e.g.Paula Gamache
Wednesday, May 30, 20079DAct before the headlinerMike Nothnagel
Wednesday, March 29, 200647AStart of a doubleheaderFrances Hansen (1919-2004)
Sunday, January 25, 200453AOne who says "one club," e.g.Harvey Estes and Nancy Salomon
Wednesday, February 19, 200346DGame one (2)Sarah Keller
Friday, February 16, 200116AKickoffBob Klahn
Monday, June 26, 200047DFirst game of a doubleheaderPeter Gordon
Monday, September 20, 199947DFirst of two baseball gamesGregory E. Paul
Friday, September 17, 199921DWord with can or season (2)Patrick D. Berry
Wednesday, November 11, 199860AIntro (2)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Thursday, April 16, 199845DIntro (2)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Wednesday, May 21, 199718DFirst game (2)John D. Leavy
Sunday, April 13, 199794DKitchen drawer item (2)Cathy Millhauser
Sunday, January 12, 199711DWarm-up actM. Rosen
Friday, January 3, 199758AKitchen drawer gadgetM. Nosowsky
Sunday, July 7, 1996123ASeason___R. H. Wolfe
Saturday, June 8, 199639ASeries startM. Shenk
Sunday, March 24, 199621AKitchen gadget (2)J. K. Brill
Thursday, February 29, 199650DKeyP. Gordon
Thursday, May 25, 199533DFirst game (2)Harvey Estes
Thursday, February 16, 199516AFirst actChristopher Hurt

1 result for OPENER from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
September 10, 2017panda41DOne per introductionMel Taub

72 results for OPENER from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Sunday, October 24, 199320DKitchen gadgetFrances HansenTaub
Wednesday, February 3, 199328DFirst gameEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Monday, January 18, 19939DCorkscrew, e.g.Bert H. KruseMaleska
Sunday, June 14, 199288DEarly April gameBert H. KruseMaleska
Sunday, April 26, 199294DIt goes with eye or canErnie FurtadoMaleska
Wednesday, November 13, 199126AKitchen itemNancy JolineMaleska
Monday, October 29, 199045APair of jacks, e.g.Albert J. KlausMaleska
Saturday, August 25, 199048DN.F.L. event in Sept.Ronald C. HirschfeldMaleska
Sunday, April 29, 199068AKitchen gadgetFrances HansenMaleska
Sunday, October 23, 1988128AKitchen utensilJohn GreenmanMaleska
Sunday, October 9, 198855DKitchen itemNancy Nicholson JolineMaleska
Wednesday, July 27, 198844AFirst gameArthur S. VerdescaMaleska
Saturday, August 15, 198745DCorkscrewKay SullivanMaleska
Wednesday, July 30, 198659AKitchen devicePeter SwiftMaleska
Friday, August 2, 198550DHand at pokerJesse RoarkeMaleska
Friday, April 5, 198552AFirst of a seriesJames BarrickMaleska
Tuesday, September 18, 198427DKey, sometimesNancy McCarthyMaleska
Tuesday, August 7, 198427DKey, sometimesNancy McCarthyMaleska
Sunday, August 5, 198478DFirst of a doubleheaderVaughn KeithMaleska
Friday, February 4, 198343AKey, e.g.William LutwiniakMaleska
Wednesday, August 11, 198237DDiamond event in AprilJames R. BurnsMaleska
Monday, August 10, 198143DKitchen gadgetMike ShenkMaleska
Sunday, February 8, 198192DFirst bidderSandra GastMaleska
Monday, May 5, 198017DKickoff or overtureMargettsMaleska
Tuesday, December 4, 197938DEye or can followerDaughdrilleMaleska
Tuesday, July 3, 197916AWord with eye or seriesCarol DuttingMaleska
Tuesday, February 20, 197946AKitchen gadgetMichelle ArnotMaleska
Monday, December 26, 197743AFirst gameTap OsbornMaleska
Monday, December 12, 197710DFirst game in a seriesMarie WestMaleska
Monday, April 4, 197734AEye or can followerSamuel K. FliegnerMaleska
Sunday, October 24, 197638DPoker player, at timesJohn WilligWeng
Saturday, May 1, 19762DKitchen toolDorothea ShippWeng
Sunday, February 16, 19758DPoker player, at timesStanley GlassWeng
Tuesday, October 1, 197449DPoker player, at timesLois HillisWeng
Wednesday, June 5, 197448DKitchen mustWilliam LutwiniakWeng
Tuesday, August 15, 197210DFirst gameUnknownWeng
Tuesday, July 25, 197242ACorkscrew, for oneUnknownWeng
Saturday, November 27, 197151AFirst gameUnknownWeng
Wednesday, June 2, 197119DKitchen gadgetUnknownWeng
Sunday, April 11, 197172DKitchen mustWilliam LutwiniakWeng
Monday, June 6, 19668DKitchen device.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, February 3, 196646DKitchen gadget.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, December 26, 196547DLatchkey.Frances HansenFarrar
Tuesday, November 9, 196534AFirst game.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, October 19, 196544DKitchen device.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, July 14, 196542AFirst game in a series.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, June 1, 196557ALetter ___.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, December 19, 196433DEssential kitchen tool.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, February 1, 196461ACurtain raiser.A. H. Drummond, Jr.Farrar
Thursday, February 1, 196246AKitchen gadget.S. A. KayFarrar
Tuesday, December 29, 195936AKitchen gadget.UnknownFarrar
Friday, September 25, 19593DKitchen gadget.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, April 27, 195818DFirst bid or game.Grace HosterFarrar
Friday, September 27, 195749DFirst act on a program.Louis SabinFarrar
Tuesday, May 21, 195719AFirst game of the season.Geraldine KingFarrar
Wednesday, May 8, 195748DKitchen gadget.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Monday, January 7, 195750AKitchen gadget.Joseph LaFauciFarrar
Friday, October 19, 195631DKitchen gadget.Helen FasuloFarrar
Sunday, July 1, 195694DFirst of the season.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Sunday, November 20, 195588ASeason's starter.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Saturday, May 14, 195563AThe first game.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Saturday, January 22, 195544DKitchen gadget.Sidney LambertFarrar
Sunday, January 16, 1955107AKitchen implement.H. L. RisteenFarrar
Friday, August 24, 195149DFirst game of a double-header.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, June 23, 195122AApril event in baseballEugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Tuesday, March 6, 195148DHousewife's kitchen aid.S. A. KayFarrar
Thursday, February 22, 19518AFirst game of the season.Isaac KertFarrar
Thursday, January 11, 195136DFirst contributor to a jackpot.Henry A. WolfeFarrar
Sunday, June 18, 195093DFirst game of season.Harold T. BersFarrar
Sunday, August 8, 194871APicnic necessity.Louis JenkinsFarrar
Sunday, December 24, 1944105DTwo jacks.C. E. NoelFarrar
Sunday, May 23, 194352DPoker hand.George BucklerFarrar

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