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140 results for SPASM

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

DateGridClueAuthor
Sun Jul 22, 201851DBig jerk (2)Patrick Merrell
Tue Sep 12, 201740ATwitch (5)Bruce Haight
Fri Oct 14, 201647AFit (2)Natan Last
Fri Aug 26, 201653AKnee jerk, perhapsAndrew Kingsley
Mon Apr 18, 201640DJerk (6)Janice Luttrell
Sun Mar 13, 201694AConvulsionTom McCoy
Tue Jul 14, 201510DTwitch (5)Kevin Christian and Brad Wilber
Mon May 11, 201568AInvoluntary twitch (3)Joe DiPietro
Sun Dec 7, 201426AGroup of jerksJeff Chen
Thu May 1, 201466AFit (2)Brandon Hensley
Sun Jan 12, 201496DJerk (6)Andrew Chaikin
Sun Mar 17, 201333DJerk (6)J. R. Leopold
Tue Mar 12, 201369AHiccup, e.g.Bruce Sutphin and Neville Fogarty
Mon Aug 13, 20121DInvoluntary twitch (3)Gareth Bain
Sun Jun 3, 201288DMuscle woePatrick Berry
Mon Oct 25, 201026ATic (4)Jonah Kagan
Sat Jan 16, 20101DJerk (6)Ned White
Tue Mar 31, 200965AMore than a twitchAllan E. Parrish
Thu Jan 1, 200932DTic (4)Alan Arbesfeld
Wed May 7, 20085ABig jerk (2)Richard Silvestri
Sun Oct 21, 2007103DCharley horse, e.g. (2)Brendan Emmett Quigley
Sun Sep 9, 20076ATwingePatrick Berry
Wed Aug 15, 200726DTwitch (5)Ray Fontenot
Sun Nov 12, 200650ABurst of energyPatrick Berry
Mon Sep 19, 200527DTwitch (5)Timothy Powell
Mon Jul 5, 200449DCharley horse, e.g. (2)Patrick Merrell
Tue Sep 9, 200313DTic (4)Robert Zimmerman
Fri Jul 11, 20036DContractionPatrick Berry
Tue Aug 13, 200241DFleeting muscle problemRobert Malinow
Tue Mar 5, 20025AMuscle contractionMarjorie Richter
Mon Dec 3, 20011AInvoluntary twitch (3)Nancy Salomon and Harvey Estes
Sat Aug 25, 200124ABurstFrank Longo
Tue Mar 6, 20011DSomething beyond your controlEd Early
Mon Nov 6, 200012DInvoluntary jerkNancy Salomon and Bob Frank
Sun Sep 3, 200082DShudder, e.g.David J. Kahn
Thu Oct 28, 19998ASudden outburstPatrick D. Berry
Wed Jul 14, 199969AJerk (6)Nancy Salomon
Wed Jun 30, 199939AParoxysmManny Nosowsky
Sun Dec 14, 199748DOutburstNancy Salomon
Thu Jul 17, 199734DTic (4)Wayne Robert Williams
Wed Mar 12, 19974AYou can't control itBrendan Emmett Quigley
Tue Feb 20, 19961ATwitch (5)D. Trombley
Mon Jul 31, 199528AMuscle maladyElizabeth Gorski
Sat Sep 17, 19947AThroeRich Norris
Wed Jun 15, 19941AJerk (6)Thomas W. Schier

95 results for SPASM from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Sun Nov 7, 1993104ASudden burst of activityJames E. Hinish, Jr.Taub
Sat Aug 7, 19935AParoxysmReginald L. JohnsonMaleska
Sat Aug 29, 199231DSudden violent effortTap OsbornMaleska
Wed Jan 30, 199126DBurstArthur W. PalmerMaleska
Sat Jan 19, 199151DFitC. McInerneyMaleska
Sun Sep 9, 199033DInvoluntary muscular contractionJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Tue Jan 9, 19905ASudden, violent effortAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Sun Oct 8, 198927DBurst of energyJim PageMaleska
Tue Mar 28, 19895ATicAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Sun Dec 18, 198860ASudden burst of activityEdward MarcheseMaleska
Sun Oct 16, 198863AFitJim PageMaleska
Sun Oct 11, 198725DFitAlan ArbesfeldMaleska
Thu Aug 20, 198736ASudden energetic spurtBetty JorgensenMaleska
Tue Jul 28, 198725DSudden spell of activityElaine GeorgeMaleska
Tue May 26, 198731AViolent effortBernice GordonMaleska
Sat May 23, 198733ASudden temporary activityNorman S. WizerMaleska
Thu Apr 30, 198739DBurst of energyJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Wed Apr 22, 19875AContractionMelvin KenworthyMaleska
Mon Feb 16, 198725ABurst of activityVirginia L. YatesMaleska
Fri Jan 16, 198734ABurst of activityR. S. JonesMaleska
Thu Dec 11, 19865AMuscular contractionNancy McCarthyMaleska
Sun Oct 26, 19861AMuscle actionBert H. KruseMaleska
Thu Aug 21, 19861AFitWilliam CanineMaleska
Sun Mar 23, 198632DParoxysmMary Virginia OrnaMaleska
Sat Jan 19, 19857ASudden spell of activityBrownMaleska
Mon Jan 16, 198428ABurst of energySidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Sun Sep 18, 198330DBurst of energyBert RosenfieldMaleska
Sun Jul 24, 19838ASudden flurryStanley GlassMaleska
Wed Jun 29, 198366ABurst of activityDorothy ElliottMaleska
Sun Aug 22, 19821DContractionCharles M. DeberMaleska
Mon Aug 2, 19825ABrief spell of energyWhittenMaleska
Sat Jul 17, 198231DTwitchRobert KatzMaleska
Fri Apr 17, 198142DBurst of energyC. J. AngioMaleska
Sat Jan 12, 19807ASudden, violent activity or feelingWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Mon Jan 29, 19791AMuscular contractionPerrymanMaleska
Wed Nov 17, 19761AContractionVirginia ButlerWeng
Sat May 29, 19765ABurst of activityAllan BlackmanWeng
Wed Jan 21, 197639DSpell of energyStanley A. KurzbanWeng
Wed Oct 22, 19751ASudden effortVirginia ButlerWeng
Wed Feb 26, 197526DSudden effortWilliam LutwiniakWeng
Wed Jun 5, 197440AViolent effortWilliam LutwiniakWeng
Fri Apr 12, 197448DSpell of energyDaniel GirardiWeng
Sat Feb 16, 19746ASudden effortBert BeamanWeng
Tue Feb 12, 19741ABurst of energyLois HillisWeng
Thu Oct 18, 197325ABrief spell of energyUnknownWeng
Tue Apr 24, 19735ASpurt of activityUnknownWeng
Sat Apr 7, 197324DMuscle actionUnknownWeng
Fri Dec 1, 19728DBurst of activityUnknownWeng
Mon Jul 6, 19709DBurst of activityUnknownWeng
Sun Mar 23, 19691ASudden effortSara V. TuckermanWeng
Sun Mar 9, 196914DBurstA. J. SantoraWeng
Sun Oct 27, 196811ABurst of activityFrances HansenFarrar
Sun Aug 4, 19681ASpell of energyThreba JohnsonFarrar
Sat Jun 15, 196870ABurst of activity.UnknownFarrar
Sun May 26, 196876AFlurry of activity.Will WengFarrar
Fri May 24, 196870ASpell of energy.UnknownFarrar
Mon Nov 27, 196735DSudden burst of activity.UnknownFarrar
Tue Aug 22, 196733DSudden violent effort.Cora GoodmanFarrar
Tue Jul 4, 196737DSudden burst of energy.Threba JohnsonFarrar
Sat Apr 22, 19675ASudden burst of energy.Bert BeamanFarrar
Tue Feb 14, 19671DTemporary activity.Jean ReedFarrar
Fri May 13, 19665DSudden activity.UnknownFarrar
Thu Dec 9, 19657ASudden spell of activity.UnknownFarrar
Tue Oct 12, 196551DShort burst of activity.UnknownFarrar
Sun Feb 23, 196412ATemporary effort.Sidney LambertFarrar
Sat Jan 18, 196413DMuscular contraction.Manny MillerFarrar
Sat Sep 21, 19635ASudden violent activity.Arthur SchulmanFarrar
Mon Jul 8, 19635ASpurt of activity.UnknownFarrar
Mon Apr 8, 196341DSudden burst of activity.UnknownFarrar
Tue Sep 18, 19626DSpurt of activity.UnknownFarrar
Thu Mar 15, 196239ASudden burst of activity.A. J. SantoraFarrar
Sun Mar 11, 19621ABurst of activity.Harry GluckFarrar
Sun Aug 13, 196110ASudden burst of activity.Mel TaubFarrar
Sun May 21, 196168DParoxysm.Roberta H. MorseFarrar
Sun Jul 17, 196093ASudden fit.Mary GrowFarrar
Tue Jan 26, 196025DSudden, violent activity, feeling, etc.UnknownFarrar
Wed Sep 2, 195928DParoxysm.UnknownFarrar
Thu Oct 23, 19581DBrief spell of activity.H. L. RisteenFarrar
Wed May 30, 195627DSudden spell of activity.Anne V. AhernFarrar
Fri Feb 10, 195627DSudden, brief spell.Mel TaubFarrar
Sun Jul 24, 19551ASudden burst of activity.William A. Lewis Jr.Farrar
Sun Jul 10, 195591ASudden burst of effort.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Sat Jun 4, 195525DViolent, temporary activity.Marian MoeserFarrar
Sun Dec 5, 19548ASudden spell of activity.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Thu Nov 25, 19541ABrief burst of activity.Harold T. BersFarrar
Tue Mar 17, 19531ASudden spell of energy.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Thu Nov 20, 195255DSpell of unusual activity.UnknownFarrar
Sun Nov 25, 1951120AParoxysm.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Thu Nov 22, 195129DBrief spell of activity.UnknownFarrar
Sat Nov 10, 195149AInvoluntary contraction.UnknownFarrar
Sun Sep 16, 1951111ASudden effort.Charles CrossFarrar
Thu May 3, 195125DInvoluntary contraction of a muscle.S. A. KayFarrar
Sun Aug 31, 194742AParoxysm.Lester KeeneFarrar
Sun Jul 23, 194412AConvulsive action.Alberta N. BurtonFarrar
Sun May 24, 194230ASudden violent reaction.Charles CrossFarrar