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163 results for SPEC

76 Shortz Era entries found. Click any date for context. Repeated clues show (number of Shortz Era occurrences).
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Tuesday, January 23, 201853DParticular in a designJim Hilger
Sunday, October 1, 201774ADesign detail (3)Robert Fisher
Wednesday, December 28, 201625DGuideline for a freelancer, for shortBrendan Emmett Quigley
Sunday, December 25, 201699DDesign featureKevin G. Der
Tuesday, November 15, 201668AWhat many writers write onDavid J. Kahn
Wednesday, October 19, 201615DSomething a journalist may work onTom Pepper
Friday, January 29, 201646AProvide design details forDavid Phillips
Tuesday, December 1, 20154DDesign detail (3)Dan Schoenholz
Monday, November 23, 201526DGuideline for a contractor, for shortParker Lewis
Monday, October 19, 201548AProduct detail, brieflyBruce Venzke and Victor Fleming
Friday, July 31, 201540AWhat many designers work onJames Mulhern and Ashton Anderson
Sunday, April 12, 201526APrototype detail, brieflyJeff Chen
Friday, November 21, 201447ABit of design infoKevin Christian
Monday, November 17, 201451ANot commissioned, after "on"Tom McCoy
Friday, November 14, 201450DProvide technical details forJoe Krozel
Tuesday, October 14, 201458DArchitect's detail, for short (2)Adam G. Perl
Wednesday, September 10, 201427DDesign detail, briefly (2)Jim Peredo
Friday, December 20, 201327DParticular, informallyIan Livengood
Saturday, July 20, 201331DIt may be submitted to an architectTim Croce
Wednesday, May 29, 201361DArchitect's detail, for short (2)Gary Cee
Thursday, March 21, 201341AAn article may be written on it (2)Jeff Chen
Wednesday, February 20, 201351DShort detail?John Farmer
Thursday, January 31, 201336ATechnical work requirementMike Buckley
Wednesday, January 9, 20138DDesign detail, briefly (2)David Ben-Merre
Monday, October 15, 201226DDesign detail, for shortTom Pepper
Friday, August 27, 201062AIt's risky to build a house on thisCorey Rubin
Sunday, August 8, 201038DJob detailPam Klawitter
Wednesday, December 23, 200935DA writer may work on it (2)Jonathan Porat
Friday, July 17, 200940AParticularDoug Peterson and Barry C. Silk
Sunday, June 28, 200971AYou may work on itBarry C. Silk
Sunday, June 14, 200927ASmall detail? (3)Brendan Emmett Quigley
Friday, February 27, 20098DYou might not get paid while working on itJoe DiPietro
Tuesday, July 15, 200847ABlueprint detail (3)Leonard Williams
Wednesday, December 26, 20075DSomething risky to work onJim Page
Wednesday, December 19, 200722DProject detail, for shortVictor Fleming
Thursday, December 13, 20071D___ sheetJohn Farmer
Thursday, August 30, 200747AA writer may work on it (2)Victor Fleming and Bruce Venzke
Tuesday, August 7, 200738APlanning detail (2)Daniel Kantor
Saturday, April 21, 20075DProject particularByron Walden
Thursday, March 8, 200720DEngineering detailGilbert H. Ludwig
Tuesday, February 27, 200739DMil. designationAllan E. Parrish
Tuesday, July 25, 200657DBlueprint detail, brieflyAnne Garellick
Monday, April 17, 20065DDesign detail (3)Larry Paul
Thursday, March 9, 200655ASome houses are built on itJohn Farmer
Sunday, October 9, 200577DBlueprint detail (3)Kyle Mahowald
Wednesday, September 14, 20055AParticular, for short (2)David Elfman
Monday, May 30, 200524ADetail in a builder's planLynn Lempel
Monday, November 29, 20046DOn ___ (without a contract) (2)Kendall Twigg and Nancy Salomon
Wednesday, November 3, 200440AContractor's detail, for shortEd Early
Thursday, May 27, 200423DWork detailCathy Millhauser
Tuesday, April 27, 20041AJob detail, brieflyJanet R. Bender
Wednesday, April 14, 200410ANot assigned, after "on"Randolph Ross
Tuesday, May 13, 20031AAn article may be written on it (2)Todd McClary
Wednesday, March 5, 200349APlanning detail (2)Tyler Hinman
Thursday, December 12, 200245AKind of sheetMichael Shteyman
Tuesday, August 13, 20026AOn ___ (like some jobs)Robert Malinow
Sunday, January 27, 2002104DSome work may be done on itPatrick Berry
Sunday, July 15, 2001105DSmall detail? (3)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Friday, July 6, 200135AParticular, for short (2)Brendan Emmett Quigley
Sunday, January 28, 200180DOn ___ (without a contract) (2)Jim Page
Wednesday, November 8, 20001DAn article might be written on itElizabeth C. Gorski
Monday, October 16, 20004DNot guaranteed, after "on"Mitch Komro
Sunday, April 2, 200055DSome writers work on itNancy Salomon and Harvey Estes
Friday, October 8, 199950DSmall detail? (3)Nancy Salomon
Tuesday, September 15, 19986AOn ___ (without assurance of payment)Gilbert H. Ludwig
Monday, May 18, 19986AOn ___ (like much freelance work)Ed Early
Sunday, April 12, 199844ABlueprint itemRandolph Ross
Monday, January 19, 199859AOn ___ (without commitment)Gregory E. Paul
Monday, January 20, 199710AWork detail, for shortS. Spadaccini
Sunday, October 13, 199681DWork-order detailW. R. Williams
Friday, September 6, 199622APlan detailR. Norris
Monday, August 19, 199638DOn ___ (like some writers' assignments)E.C. Gorski
Monday, April 15, 199621AOn___ (for later approval)S. L. Robbins
Saturday, April 15, 199525ABlueprint detail (3)Bob Klahn
Sunday, July 10, 199473DInvestor's work, for shortAlvin Chase
Friday, April 22, 199466AOn _____ (freelancer's terms)A.J. Santora

2 results for SPEC from Variety puzzles.

March 25, 2007diagramless6ABlueprint detailBrendan Emmett Quigley
November 23, 2003diagramless1ABlueprint detailFred Piscop

85 results for SPEC from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

Monday, September 13, 199330ARisky deal, for shortRobert O. DillmanTaub
Sunday, April 4, 19931ARisky N.Y.S.E. activityTap OsbornMaleska
Thursday, November 19, 19926AArch.'s documentTap OsbornMaleska
Monday, October 28, 199144DOn ___ (at a risk)Ernie FurtadoMaleska
Tuesday, August 7, 199027ABlueprint datum, for shortSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Wednesday, May 23, 19905ARisky venture on Wall St.Eugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Thursday, May 11, 19891DRisky business, for shortAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Sunday, May 1, 19881AOn ___ (Wall St. risk)Frances HansenMaleska
Sunday, March 13, 1988103DWall St. termPeter SwiftMaleska
Wednesday, October 28, 19871ARisky transaction, for shortErnie FurtadoMaleska
Tuesday, June 23, 198755DArch.'s drawingNorma SteinbergMaleska
Friday, June 5, 198730ABlueprint datum, for shortWalter CovellMaleska
Tuesday, October 29, 198532DBlueprint datum, for shortChristy RidleyMaleska
Monday, October 7, 198525DDetailed description, for shortElaine GeorgeMaleska
Saturday, June 8, 198546AGuesswork, for shortLarry GoldhirschMaleska
Wednesday, May 22, 19851ABear's risk on Wall St.Albert J. KlausMaleska
Friday, November 9, 19846AWorking plan, for shortVirginia P. AbelsonMaleska
Sunday, December 4, 19831ARisky bizMary Virginia OrnaMaleska
Saturday, July 23, 19835AGuesswork, for shortPeter G. SnowMaleska
Tuesday, June 7, 19836ARisky venture on Wall St.Lois SidwayMaleska
Friday, May 20, 198347ABlueprint datum, for shortPeter SwiftMaleska
Monday, May 16, 19836AN.Y.S.E. high riskVirginia P. AbelsonMaleska
Saturday, September 11, 19821ARisky bizAlfio MicciMaleska
Friday, July 23, 198225DBuy on ___ (take a flyer)Kathryn RighterMaleska
Wednesday, July 7, 198266ABlueprint datum, for shortC. J. AngioMaleska
Wednesday, February 3, 198252AN.Y.S.E. risky buyJudson G. TrentMaleska
Thursday, September 24, 198147DBlueprint datum, for shortWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Thursday, February 26, 198131DWall St. term for a riskC. J. AngioMaleska
Friday, January 30, 198122AArchitect's detailed description, for shortJean J. DavisonMaleska
Thursday, October 9, 198012DRisk venture, for shortRobert KatzMaleska
Friday, December 14, 197931DGuesswork, for shortC. J. AngioMaleska
Sunday, August 26, 197935ABlueprint, for shortDavid J. Pohl and John M. SamsonMaleska
Saturday, August 25, 197960AGuesswork, for shortFred KellerMaleska
Tuesday, July 31, 19797DRisky bizI. Judah KoolykMaleska
Sunday, January 16, 1977134DGuesswork, for shortJordan S. LasherWeng
Wednesday, August 4, 197635AKind of delivery: Abbr.Lita M. ElversWeng
Wednesday, January 21, 197612DNot ordinary: Abbr.Stanley A. KurzbanWeng
Thursday, April 11, 197431DNot ordinary: Abbr.Margery BernsteinWeng
Tuesday, October 16, 19731ANot regular: Abbr.UnknownWeng
Monday, June 25, 197363AConjecture, for shortUnknownWeng
Friday, September 1, 197253DNot ordinary: Abbr.UnknownWeng
Thursday, August 3, 197248AStock gamble, for shortUnknownWeng
Sunday, January 30, 1972131DNot regular: Abbr.James V. ShannonWeng
Monday, November 22, 19711DSurmise, for shortUnknownWeng
Friday, August 27, 197124AGuesswork, for shortJ. A. FelkerWeng
Thursday, July 1, 19717AGuesswork, for shortUnknownWeng
Thursday, May 21, 19701DDistinct: Abbr.UnknownWeng
Sunday, June 22, 19697AParticular: Abbr.Eileen BushWeng
Sunday, July 14, 196842AUnusual: Abbr.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Thursday, June 6, 19681AParticular: Abbr.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, April 18, 196859AUnique: Abbr.UnknownFarrar
Friday, March 29, 196853AUncommon: Abbr.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, October 21, 196722AKind of train: Abbr.A. J. SantoraFarrar
Tuesday, March 21, 196736AParticular: Abbr.William LutwiniakFarrar
Friday, October 14, 19665DParticular: Abbr.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, August 6, 196645DRequirement: Abbr.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, May 29, 1966111AWall Street man: Abbr.B. A. HeimbinderFarrar
Sunday, April 3, 196684AType of train: Abbr.William LutwiniakFarrar
Tuesday, March 22, 196640ASlang for chance-taking.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, December 18, 196528DDraftsman's abbreviation.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, December 4, 19657DType of train: Abbr.UnknownFarrar
Monday, August 2, 196533DType of train: Abbr.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, November 29, 196486AKind of train: Abbr.Jules Arensberg and Herbert EttensonFarrar
Saturday, November 9, 19634DType of train: Abbr.Roberta H. MorseFarrar
Wednesday, January 30, 19631AOn ___ (taking a risk): Slang.George LaczkoFarrar
Wednesday, July 26, 19615AType of train: Abbr.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, March 26, 1961118AType of train: Abbr.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Sunday, June 7, 1959104AStated item: Abbr.Charles C. AllenFarrar
Sunday, May 31, 195964AOn ___ (taking a chance).Harold T. BersFarrar
Friday, January 9, 195920DUncommon: Abbr.Herbert EttensonFarrar
Tuesday, September 23, 195848AWall Street gamble, for short.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, January 9, 195843AShort for a type of TV program.Joseph LaFauciFarrar
Friday, July 19, 195772AType of train.: Abbr.W. E. JonesFarrar
Sunday, September 23, 195637DType of train: Abbr.Roberta MorseFarrar
Friday, November 19, 195410ATicket scalper: Colloq.Herbert EttensonFarrar
Thursday, January 21, 195422ASomething unusual: Abbr.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Monday, February 2, 19534DWall Street activity, for short.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Sunday, June 22, 195251AUnusual: Abbr.Alice CookFarrar
Thursday, June 19, 19526AActivity of a Wall St. bull or bear: Slang.UnknownFarrar
Monday, March 17, 19521DConjecture or surmise: Slang.UnknownFarrar
Monday, October 15, 195124DRisk: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
Monday, September 3, 195135DWall Street gambling: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
Friday, June 29, 195149DGambling for profit: Colloq.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Sunday, December 19, 1943115AStock Exchange gambling: Colloq.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Sunday, June 7, 194277ABuying on hopes for profit: slang.John L. MapesFarrar