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292 results for OSS

100 Shortz Era entries found. Click any date for context. Repeated clues show (number of Shortz Era occurrences).
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DateGridClueAuthor
69DPredecessor of the C.I.A.Peter A. Collins
63APre-C.I.A. spy org.Trent H. Evans
39AOrg. in "Inglourious Basterds"Joel Fagliano
60DSpy org. created by F.D.R.Peter A. Collins
65AC.I.A.'s forerunner (4)David Kwong
117DC.I.A. forerunner (13)Alan Arbesfeld
22D1940s spy org. (2)Ned White
32AW.W. II spy org. (7)Michael Shteyman
38DC.I.A. precursorJules P. Markey
8DW.W. II org. (3)Michael Ashley
108ADefunct spy org.David Steinberg
36AC.I.A. predecessor (7)Kurt Krauss
12DCovert W.W. II org.Tracy Gray
42DW.W. II spy org. (7)Ian Livengood
28DOld spy org. (10)David Woolf
117A"Inglourious Basterds" org. (2)Joel Fagliano
84A51-Across forerunnerElizabeth C. Gorski
42AJulia Child worked for it during W.W. II: Abbr.Barry C. Silk
41DW.W. II spy org. (7)Lynn Lempel
30DOld spy org. (10)Alan Arbesfeld
64AC.I.A. forerunner (13)Steve Riley
45APre-C.I.A. org.Jules P. Markey
52DW.W. II intelligence org. (4)Lynn Lempel
33DFormer intelligence agcy.Steven E. Atwood
29A"Cloak and Dagger" org.Ed Sessa
10D"Inglourious Basterds" org. (2)Barry C. Silk
26ABygone espionage org.Alex Vratsanos
67AC.I.A. forerunner (13)Nina Rulon-Miller
80AC.I.A. forerunner (13)Daniel A. Finan
136DPre-C.I.A. grp.Jeremy Newton and Tony Orbach
41DW.W. II spy org. (7)Kevan Choset
158AOrg. that infiltrated Nazi GermanyJeremy Newton
11DCovert W.W. II grp.Karen M. Tracey
12DC.I.A. forerunner (13)Jonah Kagan and Victor Fleming
54AOld spy grp. (5)David J. Kahn
115DOrg. in the 1946 film "Cloak and Dagger"Jeremy Newton
93AOrg. in the 1946 thriller "Cloak and Dagger"Eric Berlin
45AOld spy org. (10)Kelly Browder
42AOld spy org. (10)Pete Muller
27DC.I.A. forerunner (13)Elizabeth C. Gorski
22AW.W. II agcy. (4)Lynn Lempel
47AC.I.A. predecessor (7)Ray Fontenot
5DBygone covert org.Jim Page
91DC.I.A. ancestorVictor Fleming and Bruce Venzke
47AW.W. II spy org. (7)Richard Chisholm
96A1940's spy grp.Trip Payne
34DOrg. in old spy stories (2)Sherry O. Blackard
36AOld spy org. (10)David J. Kahn
22AOld intelligence org.Byron Walden
29AC.I.A. forerunner (13)Manny Nosowsky
11AW.W. II spy org. (7)Levi Denham
37D1942 F.D.R. creationRich Norris
26AW.W. II org. (3)Byron Walden
62DHush-hush W.W. II grp.Nancy Salomon
55DOld spy grp. (5)Byron Walden
13DSecret W.W. II agcy.Ethan Cooper
126AW.W. II spy org. (7)Patrick Berry
26AWild Bill Donovan’s org.Robert H. Wolfe
38AOrg. in old spy novelsKevan Choset
14DHush-hush W.W. II agcy.David Ainslie Macleod
79DOld spy grp. (5)Robert H. Wolfe
21DW.W. II intelligence org. (4)Patrick Merrell
62AOld spy org. (10)Eric Berlin
90AC.I.A. forerunner (13)Elizabeth C. Gorski
27DW.W. II agcy. (4)Randall J. Hartman
19AW.W. II spy grp.Elizabeth C. Gorski
122AC.I.A.'s forerunner (4)Peter Gordon
15DOld spy org. (10)Michael S. Maurer
13D1940's spy org. (2)Manny Nosowsky
49DC.I.A. predecessor (7)Jim Morton
53AFormer intelligence org.Joe DiPietro
43AOld spy org. (10)Elizabeth C. Gorski
60DC.I.A. forerunner (13)Holden Baker
25AC.I.A. progenitorRichard Hughes
17DW.W. II org. (3)Robert H. Wolfe
58AC.I.A.'s predecessorAlan Olschwang
19AW.W. II intelligence org. (4)Robert Dillman
31AOrg. in old spy stories (2)Leslie Billig
23AC.I.A. predecessor (7)Elizabeth C. Gorski
52DW.W. II agcy. (4)Robert Dillman
20AC.I.A. predecessor (7)Richard Chisholm
62A1946 Alan Ladd filmShannon Burns
94AW.W. II agcy. (4)Rich Norris
20AC.I.A. forerunner (13)Gregory E. Paul
1DC.I.A. predecessor (7)Grace Fabbroni
42DC.I.A.'s forerunner (4)Martin Ashwood-Smith
147DC.I.A. forerunner (13)Nancy Nicholson Joline
66AGrp. in old spy novelsMartin Ashwood-Smith
46AC.I.A. forerunner (13)J. R. Bender
9DOld spy grp. (5)John R. Conrad
113DC.I.A.'s forerunner (4)Maura B. Jacobson
44AOld spy org. (10)David J. Kahn
63DC.I.A., formerlyGregory E. Paul
20AOld spy org. (10)Dorothea E. Shipp
4DW.W. II intelligence org. (4)Rich Norris
32DC.I.A. predecessor (7)Randolph Ross
49DC.I.A., onceCathy Millhauser
22AOld spy grp. (5)Norman S. Wizer
12AOld spy novel grp.Randolph Ross
57DC.I.A. forerunner (13)Richard Silvestri

3 results for OSS from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
Nov 8, 2015diagramless36AW.W. II-era covert grp.Fred Piscop
Feb 15, 2004diagramless70DC.I.A.'s forerunnerFred Piscop
Aug 6, 2000panda33ASpy group in La CrosseMel Taub

189 results for OSS from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
89AWhilom spy gp.Warren W. ReichTaub
63AC.I.A. predecessorNancy Scandrett RossMaleska
63AC.I.A. forerunnerJean J. DavisonMaleska
34DNetherlands cityBernard MerenMaleska
39DPre-C.I.A. agcy.Sidney L. RobbinsMaleska
61ADonovan's agcy.Grace M. GordonMaleska
42DDonovan's gp.Jack L. SteinhardtMaleska
33DCounterespionage agcy. of W.W. IIFred TooleMaleska
1DC.I.A. forerunnerEli WesoffMaleska
61DC.I.A. predecessorMary S. SnyderMaleska
30AC.I.A. predecessorRobert H. WolfeMaleska
29AC.I.A.'s predecessorNancy JolineMaleska
48DW.W. II org.William CanineMaleska
62DC.I.A. antecedentMichael A. RampinoMaleska
36DDonovan's org.Daniel GirardiMaleska
38AC.I.A. predecessorEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
57DW.W. II cloak-and-dagger outfitBetty JorgensenMaleska
43AC.I.A. predecessorLois SidwayMaleska
38DC.I.A. precursorRobert H. WolfeMaleska
37AC.I.A. predecessorRichard SilvestriMaleska
60DDonovan's secret agcy.Roger H. CourtneyMaleska
65DWild Bill Donovan's org.Nancy JolineMaleska
23AW.W. II agcy.Jean M. HuntMaleska
35AW.W. II agcy.June A. BoggsMaleska
5DC.I.A.'s forerunnerNorma SteinbergMaleska
9DC.I.A.'s predecessorRhonda KrausMaleska
42AC.I.A predecessorKathryn RighterMaleska
75AC.I.A.'s parentRalph G. BeamanMaleska
39DBill Donovan's org.Christopher PageMaleska
56DC.I.A. predecessorKathryn RighterMaleska
28ADonovan's W.W. II org.Bert RosenfieldMaleska
10DC.I.A. predecessorRita YelleMaleska
55DC.I.A.'s predecessorDorothy SmitonickMaleska
6DC.I.A. forerunnerMary C. WhittenMaleska
61DW.W. II agcy.Joy L. WoukMaleska
22AWild Bill Donovan's gp.Eugene T. MaleskaMaleska
56DC.I.A. precursorKenneth WitteMaleska
44AC.I.A.'s predecessorJeffrey A. MercerMaleska
43DC.I.A. forerunnerJames BarrickMaleska
32AWild Bill Donovan's org.Eli WesoffMaleska
55DC.I.A. predecessorH. Hastings ReddallMaleska
4DC.I.A. forerunnerTangrediMaleska
9DW.W. II Govt. agencyGayle DeanMaleska
102ABill Donovan's org.Bert RosenfieldMaleska
32ALadd film: 1946John M. SamsonMaleska
47AC.I.A. predecessorJoe ClonickMaleska
36DWild Bill Donovan's org.Fred TooleMaleska
66DC.I.A. forerunnerChristy RidleyMaleska
51AAlan Ladd film: 1946John M. SamsonMaleska
48DPre-C.I.A. agencyKathryn RighterMaleska
63DC.I.A. predecessorJulian OchrymowychMaleska
8DWild Bill Donovan's org.Barbara J. WeakleyMaleska
35DC.I.A. predecessorWilliam JarvisMaleska
16DClandestine initialsBert RosenfieldMaleska
89AWild Bill Donovan's org.Fletcher IngallsMaleska
7DC.I.A. predecessorHerb L. RisteenMaleska
54AW.W. II agencyBert RosenfieldMaleska
40DC.I.A.'s predecessorRobert KatzMaleska
87DW.W. II groupWalter WebbMaleska
18DW.W. II intelligence org.A. J. SantoraMaleska
37DWartime agcy.Stanley GlassMaleska
38DStrategic org. of W.W. IICornelia WarrinerMaleska
33D"Wild Bill" Donovan's org.C. J. AngioMaleska
42DPredecessor of C.I.A.Herb L. RisteenMaleska
30AC.I.A. predecessorElaine D. SchorrMaleska
31DForerunner of the C.I.A.Ann JenkinsMaleska
10DDonovan's gp.Maura B. JacobsonMaleska
50AC.I.A.'s forerunnerJay ScottMaleska
44AC.I.A. predecessorGeorge RaventosMaleska
52DDonovan's agency: Abbr.Ann JenkinsWeng
61DDonovan's gp.Maura B. JacobsonWeng
35DC.I.A.'s forerunnerHenry HookWeng
20AW.W. II org.Hugh McElroyWeng
113DW.W. II agencyJohn WilligWeng
51AOrg. of W.W. IIBeverly J. SewardWeng
41AForerunner of C.I.A.Sidney L. RobbinsWeng
38AW.W. II agencyR. KaplanWeng
5DForerunner of the C.I.A.Dorothy CannanWeng
9DW. W. II agencyHenry HookWeng
31DW.W. II groupStanley A. KurzbanWeng
7DW.W. II agencyMcCainWeng
41AW. W. II groupVirginia ButlerWeng
87ADonovan's org.Norton RhoadesWeng
57DW. W. II initialsSidney L. RobbinsWeng
43AW. W. II groupReginald L. JohnsonWeng
42DW. W. II agencyH. M. KennedyWeng
57DW. W. II groupThomas SheehanWeng
35AW. W. II groupGleasserWeng
37DDonovan's W.W. II outfitWilliam LutwiniakWeng
45AFederal agencyUnknownWeng
62DU. S. agencyUnknownWeng
126AW. W. II groupNancy S. RossWeng
53AW. W. II agencyUnknownWeng
42AW. W. II groupUnknownWeng
64DCloak-and-dagger org.UnknownWeng
55DSleuthing agency of W.W. IIUnknownWeng
64DW.W. II org.UnknownWeng
29DW. W. II agencyUnknownWeng
48AW. W. II outfitUnknownWeng
54DW. W. II agency: Abbr.UnknownWeng
16DDonovan's groupUnknownWeng
25DW.W. II agencyUnknownWeng
41AW. W. II groupUnknownWeng
21AW.W. II agencyUnknownWeng
123DW. W. II org.H. Hastings ReddallWeng
9DWild Bill Donovan's org.Eugene T. MaleskaWeng
119DW.W. II groupMarjorie K. CollinsWeng
38DWartime group: Abbr.UnknownWeng
68AW. W. II initialsUnknownWeng
47AW.W. II groupUnknownWeng
63DWartime Gov't agencyUnknownWeng
22AWartime group.UnknownWeng
60DWartime agency.UnknownWeng
55DW. W. II group.UnknownWeng
118DWartime agencyHume R. CraftWeng
80AW. W. II groupBert BeamanFarrar
49ACloak-and-dagger groupArnold MossFarrar
93ADutch communeAnthony MorseFarrar
30AWartime group.Anne FoxFarrar
16DW. W. II group.UnknownFarrar
19AW. W. II group.UnknownFarrar
39ACIA's predecessor.Arthur SchulmanFarrar
20AFormer Govt. agency.Leonard SussmanFarrar
8DW.W. II outfit.UnknownFarrar
38AW.W. II group.UnknownFarrar
23ADonovan's group.UnknownFarrar
59DWartime agency.UnknownFarrar
55DW.W. II agency.UnknownFarrar
46AWartime group.UnknownFarrar
55DWartime bureau.UnknownFarrar
45AWartime group.UnknownFarrar
50AWartime agency.UnknownFarrar
153DWartime group.Brice MetcalfeFarrar
71AWartime group.Kim RichmanFarrar
58DWartime agency.Jean ReedFarrar
6AW. W. II agency.Ted DombrasFarrar
10DW. W. II agency.UnknownFarrar
57DWartime group.UnknownFarrar
37DCloak-and-dagger agency.Manny MillerFarrar
28AWartime group.Diana SessionsFarrar
57DCloak-and-dagger group.Joseph S. CrowellFarrar
26AWartime initials.UnknownFarrar
121DCloak-and-dagger outfit.LavengroFarrar
115DWartime agency.Jules ArensbergFarrar
22DWartime intelligence unit.UnknownFarrar
56DW. W. II outfit: Abbr.UnknownFarrar
21DWartime agency: Abbr.UnknownFarrar
43DW. W. II outfit.Herbert EttensonFarrar
70D1942 agency.Charles GerschFarrar
54DWartime group.Jan DubinFarrar
41DW. W. II intelligence unit.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
30AWorld War II outfit.Harold T. BersFarrar
23ASecret agency of U. S., 1942–45.UnknownFarrar
34ACloak-and-dagger outfit.Herbert EttensonFarrar
58DWartime agency.Herbert EttensonFarrar
8DCommune in the Netherlands.Diana SessionsFarrar
49AWartime agency.Herbert EttensonFarrar
63AWartime agency.Thomas MeekinFarrar
19AWorld War II group.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
52DCloak-and-dagger agency.Victor GoldfarbFarrar
18DWorld War II agency.Samuel K. FliegnerFarrar
4DW. W. II agency.Samuel K. FliegnerFarrar
42DBill Donovan's outfit.Herbert EttensonFarrar
46AStrategic Service group.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
38DCloak and dagger outfit.Louise RabbFarrar
42ACloak-and-dagger agency.M. S. ManningFarrar
19AWartime cloak-and-dagger outfit.Jules ArensbergFarrar
36ACloak-and-dagger group of W. W. II.George HendersonFarrar
29DPrecursor of the C. I. A.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
54AWartime agency.Israel GitterFarrar
68DCloak-and-dagger group.Louise RabbFarrar
48AWartime strategists.UnknownFarrar
36DWar agency.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
28AWartime service.UnknownFarrar
62DCloak-and-dagger men.UnknownFarrar
12DDonovan's famous outfit.UnknownFarrar
33D"Cloak and dagger" group.W. W. WordsworthFarrar
61DStrategic Services group.UnknownFarrar
6DWild Bill Donovan's outfit.UnknownFarrar
65ACloak and Dagger boys.Harold T. BersFarrar
9DWild Bill Donovan's outfit.UnknownFarrar
107A"Cloak-and-dagger" outfit.Leonard GoldbergFarrar
4D"Wild Bill" Donovan's outfit.Alice CookFarrar
43DDonovan's boys.P. J. LamannaFarrar
117DOffice of Strategic Services.Lester KeeneFarrar
93ACol. Donovan's bureau.Elizabeth PattersonFarrar
50AOffice of Strategic Services.Lester KeeneFarrar
130DCol. Donovan's office.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
142DDutch commune in Brabant.Jack LuzzattoFarrar