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312 results for TENSE

87 Shortz Era entries found. Click any date for context. Repeated clues show (number of Shortz Era occurrences).
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DateGridClueAuthor
Thu Dec 28, 201733AHigh-strung (3)Gary Larson
Sun Sep 10, 2017106DNerve-rackingBrendan Emmett Quigley
Tue Aug 15, 201723ALike sports crowds during a close gameZhouqin Burnikel
Sat Jul 1, 20179DNail-biting (2)David Phillips
Mon Dec 19, 201670APast or presentJason Mueller
Wed May 4, 201667APresent, e.g. (3)Jacob Stulberg
Mon Jun 15, 201527DFuture perfect, for oneMike Buckley
Tue Jun 2, 201570AIn need of a back rub, sayBruce Haight
Thu Oct 23, 201455DJittery (2)Patrick Blindauer
Mon Aug 25, 201430AAll wound up (2)Greg Johnson
Sun Jul 27, 201434APerfect, e.g. (3)Randolph Ross
Sun Jan 19, 201475AStressed (2)Dan Schoenholz
Fri Jan 3, 201436ATime indicator, of sortsBarry C. Silk and Brad Wilber
Wed Oct 2, 201366AWhat a verb ending may indicatePaula Gamache
Wed Jun 12, 201363ANeeding a massage, maybeTodd Gross
Tue Feb 23, 201033DUptight (4)Joanne Sullivan
Tue Feb 2, 201066ANail-biting (2)Alex Fay
Mon Dec 7, 200942APast, present or futureEd Sessa
Sun Oct 18, 200960ANeeding a massage, sayElizabeth C. Gorski
Sun May 31, 2009109DCliff-hangingKelsey Blakley
Tue May 19, 200912DIn need of a rubdownDamon J. Gulczynski
Thu Apr 2, 200970AEx-lax? (3)Brendan Emmett Quigley
Mon Feb 2, 200937DIn need of a massage, maybeDamon J. Gulczynski
Sun Jan 18, 200980DWound up (4)Randolph Ross
Sat Aug 9, 200821ATied up in knotsMark Diehl
Tue Jul 22, 200848DOn edge (4)Lynn Lempel
Tue Sep 4, 200747AOn edge (4)Manny Nosowsky
Thu Apr 12, 200761AWorked upJim Page
Tue Mar 13, 200767AIt may be perfect (4)Holden Baker
Mon Jan 29, 200735AAll wound up (2)Fred Piscop
Mon Jan 22, 200753DAll keyed upC. W. Stewart
Thu Aug 3, 20064DWound up (4)Nancy Salomon
Tue Mar 7, 200631AOn edge (4)Richard Jacobs
Fri Feb 10, 200642AIn danger of snapping (2)Harvey Estes
Tue Jan 31, 200614ALike a Hitchcock audience, typicallyPatrick Merrell
Sun Oct 9, 2005125APerfect, e.g. (3)Kyle Mahowald
Sun Aug 14, 200544DEx-lax? (3)Patrick Merrell
Sat Jul 16, 200523ALanguage study topicMichael Shteyman
Wed May 18, 200547DWound up (4)Brendan Emmett Quigley
Thu May 12, 200548AIt may be perfect (4)Manny Nosowsky
Fri Mar 4, 200530DEnglish 101 subject (2)Myles Callum
Sun Dec 5, 200499DStrainedDavid J. Kahn
Mon Nov 15, 200458DNot relaxed (2)Alison Donald
Thu May 27, 200449DIt may be perfect (4)Cathy Millhauser
Sat Feb 14, 200415DIn danger of snapping (2)Frank Longo
Wed Jan 7, 200464ALacking slackMike Torch
Tue Dec 2, 200328ANot relaxed (2)Harvey Estes
Thu Jul 3, 200323ANoun concerning verbsCathy Millhauser
Sat Apr 5, 200347ANot easyPatrick Berry
Mon Mar 24, 200366ALike a tie game in overtimeAlison D. Donald
Sun Feb 9, 200379DIt may be present (2)David J. Kahn
Wed Jan 15, 200355DHigh-strung (3)Brendan Emmett Quigley
Mon Apr 15, 200212DDrawn tightJames P. Sharp
Sat Mar 16, 200226APresent, e.g. (3)Verna Suit
Sat Mar 9, 200262ABrace, in a wayDana Motley
Sun Jan 13, 2002120AStressed (2)Nelson Hardy
Mon Oct 15, 200165ANot at all relaxedHolden Baker
Wed Sep 19, 200149ARigidSteven Dorfman
Tue Aug 21, 200127DOn edge (4)Sarah Keller
Sun Jun 17, 200130AIt may be present (2)David J. Kahn
Fri Jun 15, 200154ALike a game overtimeManny Nosowsky
Tue Mar 13, 200142AKeyed up (2)Michael S. Maurer
Tue Jan 30, 200168AKeyed up (2)David J. Kahn
Sun Nov 5, 200037DEx-lax? (3)Michael S. Maurer
Sat Sep 16, 200050APerfect, e.g. (3)Robert H. Wolfe
Thu Sep 7, 200060ALike sudden-death playoffsManny Nosowsky
Mon May 22, 200033DPluperfect, e.g.Nancy Salomon and Louis Hildebrand
Tue Apr 4, 200042AStretched tightD. J. DeChristopher
Sun Mar 5, 2000123ANeeding kneading?Nancy Nicholson Joline
Sun Oct 24, 1999105AJumpyNancy Salomon
Tue Jul 27, 199930AUptight (4)Alfio Micci
Mon Mar 22, 199944AWound up (4)Gregory E. Paul
Tue Feb 9, 199954DHigh-strung (3)Janet R. Bender
Thu Jun 18, 199871AJittery (2)Alan Arbesfeld
Mon Feb 9, 199812DUptight (4)Robert Dillman
Tue Jan 27, 199853DEdgyManny Nosowsky
Sun Aug 31, 199776DEnglish 101 subject (2)David J. Kahn
Mon Feb 24, 199764APresent, for example, in English classDerek Allen
Wed Dec 4, 199667AWhat a will, e.g., may indicate?M. E. Skolsky
Thu May 30, 199662AUptight (4)N. S. Wizer
Wed Apr 10, 199666AIt may be perfect (4)M. Lees
Sun Jan 28, 199632AKnotted upM. W. Perry
Mon Oct 23, 199568ATautSidney L. Robbins
Thu Jul 20, 199560AIt might be pastGerald R. Ferguson
Thu Jan 5, 199550DPresent, e.g. (3)Harvey Estes
Sun Jan 16, 199418DItchy, in a wayErnst Theimer
Wed Dec 15, 199325APresent, for oneFred Piscop

3 results for TENSE from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
Sep 27, 2015cryptic10AEdgy grammar subject (5)Daniel Raymon
Feb 20, 2011diagramless19DWound upPaula Gamache
Jul 30, 2006cryptic19ABill's error gets you on edge (5)Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon

222 results for TENSE from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Sat Jun 12, 199353DUptightBernard MerenMaleska
Wed Apr 14, 199327DTautJoy L. WoukMaleska
Thu Apr 1, 199331AUptightAlfio MicciMaleska
Wed Feb 3, 199346ANervousEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Fri Jan 15, 199328DUptightEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Tue Jan 5, 199344APast or present, e.g.Albert J. KlausMaleska
Sun Nov 22, 199274DJitteryCharles M. DeberMaleska
Tue Nov 17, 199242AUptightEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Tue Aug 11, 199237DUptightJean J. DavisonMaleska
Mon Jul 27, 199214DOn edgeEvelyn BenshoofMaleska
Sun Jul 12, 1992110AUptightPatricia A. CevaalMaleska
Wed May 13, 199211DPresent or pastRuth MinaryMaleska
Wed Apr 15, 199262AUptightEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Tue Jan 21, 199256DStrainedPeggy DevlinMaleska
Mon Sep 9, 199144AHighly chargedRoger H. CourtneyMaleska
Mon Aug 19, 199123DStrainedArthur S. VerdescaMaleska
Thu Jul 11, 199113DHigh-strungWilliam E. HeinemannMaleska
Thu Jun 13, 199146DAnxiousKenneth WitteMaleska
Sat May 11, 199131DJitteryJoel D. LafargueMaleska
Tue Feb 26, 199119AHigh-strungWilliam E. HeinemannMaleska
Wed Feb 13, 199135DNervousNancy Scandrett RossMaleska
Mon Nov 19, 199025DOn edgeReginald L. JohnsonMaleska
Mon Nov 5, 199034DHigh-strungPeter SwiftMaleska
Fri Oct 12, 199050DTautJoy L. WoukMaleska
Thu Mar 29, 199035AUptightPatricia A. CevaalMaleska
Mon Feb 12, 199051ARigidEvelyn BenshoofMaleska
Wed Feb 7, 199065AOn edgeBetty JorgensenMaleska
Tue Dec 26, 198943ATautAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Wed Jul 26, 198951DPluperfect, for oneLarry GoldhirschMaleska
Tue Mar 28, 198961AJitteryAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Wed Feb 22, 198947AJitteryBetty JorgensenMaleska
Thu Jan 12, 198947DPast or presentAlfio MicciMaleska
Wed Nov 23, 198867ATautJudson G. TrentMaleska
Tue Nov 22, 198865AEdgyCharles B. WaffellMaleska
Wed Oct 19, 198823DRigidNancy Scandrett RossMaleska
Thu Jul 21, 19888DOn edgeEli WesoffMaleska
Wed Jun 22, 198862ANervousKenneth WitteMaleska
Fri Jun 3, 198835ATautNancy JolineMaleska
Sun May 29, 1988103AStrainedJudith PerryMaleska
Sat Mar 12, 198855AKeyed upWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Mon Dec 28, 198767ATied up in knotsVirginia L. YatesMaleska
Thu Nov 5, 198722APast or futureJohnsonMaleska
Sun Sep 27, 1987155AFuture, e.g.Bert RosenfieldMaleska
Thu Jul 9, 198764AHigh-strungJim PageMaleska
Sat Jul 4, 198756DTautSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Wed Jul 1, 198734DOn edgeWilliam S. McIlrathMaleska
Thu May 14, 198741APast or imperfectChristopher PageMaleska
Sun Mar 8, 198733DTautWilson McBeathMaleska
Mon Feb 9, 198718DHigh-strungChristy RidleyMaleska
Mon Jan 12, 198748DTautAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Tue Dec 30, 198648DPast or presentMelvin KenworthyMaleska
Wed Oct 22, 198618APast or presentEmory H. CainMaleska
Mon Sep 29, 198652DTautAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Mon Jun 16, 198650DTautAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Thu Jan 30, 198668ATautChristy RidleyMaleska
Mon Jan 20, 198637DPast or presentJoy L. WoukMaleska
Sun Aug 4, 198595DFuture, e.g.William J. YskampMaleska
Mon Jun 10, 198562APast or presentH. Hastings ReddallMaleska
Sun Feb 24, 198580DStiffenDale O. BurgenerMaleska
Fri Jun 1, 198429DNervousSam Bellotto, Jr.Maleska
Mon Apr 16, 198466ATautVirginia L. YatesMaleska
Sun Apr 1, 198463DUp-tightFrances HansenMaleska
Wed Nov 30, 198358AUp-tightWilliam CanineMaleska
Sun Oct 9, 198389AAll nervesLouis BaronMaleska
Fri Sep 23, 198324AOn edgeMaverMaleska
Thu May 12, 198346DUp-tightBert RosenfieldMaleska
Tue Dec 14, 198230DVerb formNancy McCarthyMaleska
Fri Oct 22, 198246DPerfect, e.g.Eugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Thu Oct 7, 19827DPerfect, e.g.Eugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Wed Sep 1, 198232DKeyed upRabinowitzMaleska
Fri Jul 2, 198250DFuture perfect, e.g.Louise EarnestMaleska
Tue May 25, 198215AJitteryJudson G. TrentMaleska
Sun Jan 10, 198236AJitteryJim PageMaleska
Wed Dec 2, 198145DPresent, e.g.Bernice GordonMaleska
Mon Nov 23, 19815DJitteryWilliam JarvisMaleska
Thu Oct 8, 198128ASuspensefulJohn GreenmanMaleska
Thu Sep 17, 198133APast or presentEli WesoffMaleska
Wed Aug 5, 198142AStiffenLouis SabinMaleska
Wed Jul 8, 198157APast, present or futureEli WesoffMaleska
Sat Jun 6, 198132DPast or future, e.g.DowdallMaleska
Fri Jun 5, 198148DUp-tightMassiMaleska
Fri Mar 13, 198160ATautKay SullivanMaleska
Thu Mar 12, 198129APast, e.g.MazarakesMaleska
Thu Feb 5, 198124ARigidNikki TenfeldeMaleska
Sun Jan 11, 198140DKeyed upStanley GlassMaleska
Tue Dec 23, 198033AOn edgeI. Judah KoolykMaleska
Mon Jan 28, 198047DHigh-strungGrace FabbroniMaleska
Tue Jan 1, 198014DPast or futureJean J. DavisonMaleska
Sun Sep 16, 197947DFuture, e.g.Mary Virginia OrnaMaleska
Sun Jun 10, 197933AUp-tightMaura B. JacobsonMaleska
Mon Feb 5, 197948AStiffen, with "up"Herb L. RisteenMaleska
Sun Apr 2, 1978109ATautRichard SilvestriMaleska
Sat Mar 11, 197827AUp-tightWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Thu Nov 17, 197757AUp-tightArnold MossMaleska
Wed Oct 12, 197763AAnxiousTap OsbornMaleska
Mon Aug 15, 197723ARigid; tautEvelyn BenshoofMaleska
Tue Jul 12, 197734AJitteryGrace FabbroniMaleska
Wed May 18, 197732DPast, for oneHugh McElroyMaleska
Wed Sep 15, 197627DPast or presentJack L. SteinhardtWeng
Wed Jul 28, 19763DUptightJim PageWeng
Sat May 1, 197644APast or presentDorothea ShippWeng
Mon Jan 26, 197639AStrainedMartha J. DeWittWeng
Sun Nov 23, 1975116ALike a new driverTom SheehanWeng
Mon Sep 8, 197537AUptightHenry HookWeng
Fri Sep 5, 197526DOn edgeSophie FiermanWeng
Sun Feb 2, 197576DPreterit or presentRaymond F. EisnerWeng
Sun Jan 19, 197581APluperfect, e.g.J. A. FelkerWeng
Tue Nov 26, 197432DUptightWilliam LutwiniakWeng
Sun Nov 3, 197462AUptightGeorge Rose SmithWeng
Sun Aug 11, 197463AUptightStafford P. OsbornWeng
Sat Aug 10, 197414AOn edgeLois HillisWeng
Fri Jul 19, 19741AJitteryJack L. SteinhardtWeng
Wed Jun 26, 197452DOn edgeTap OsbornWeng
Sun Jun 16, 197475DJitteryRaymond F. EisnerWeng
Wed Mar 27, 197428DHigh-strungSidney L. RobbinsWeng
Thu Dec 6, 197351DVerb formUnknownWeng
Fri Nov 2, 197341DUptightUnknownWeng
Sun Jul 29, 197390DTautElmer ToroWeng
Mon Apr 9, 197330DOn edgeUnknownWeng
Thu Feb 1, 197338APast or futureUnknownWeng
Fri Sep 29, 197268AOn edgeUnknownWeng
Sat Aug 5, 197268AUptightUnknownWeng
Mon Jun 19, 197241APast or presentGuido ScaratoWeng
Fri Apr 28, 197253DStrainedUnknownWeng
Fri Apr 14, 197247APresent or pastUnknownWeng
Sat Mar 25, 197210DOn edgeUnknownWeng
Fri Dec 31, 197134DNervousUnknownWeng
Sun Dec 26, 1971108APresent or perfectRobert Vaux RoopWeng
Wed Jul 14, 197137DPast or presentUnknownWeng
Thu Jun 17, 197169AStrainedUnknownWeng
Mon Feb 15, 19712DNervousUnknownWeng
Mon Oct 19, 197070APresent or pastUnknownWeng
Wed Jun 17, 197066AFuture, for oneUnknownWeng
Wed Dec 17, 196967APast or future.UnknownWeng
Thu Nov 6, 196969AVerb form.UnknownWeng
Thu Oct 2, 196921AStrained.UnknownWeng
Sun Jul 27, 1969113ARigidRuth BallWeng
Wed Mar 12, 196927DFuture, for one.Nancy SchusterWeng
Mon Nov 25, 196846DVerb form.UnknownFarrar
Sat Nov 9, 196849DPast or present.UnknownFarrar
Sat Apr 6, 196815DTerm in grammar.UnknownFarrar
Thu Mar 14, 196868APast, for one.UnknownFarrar
Sun Oct 8, 196753DKeyed up.William LutwiniakFarrar
Sun Aug 6, 196782DOn edge.Will WengFarrar
Wed Apr 26, 19674DGrammatical term.Lois HillisFarrar
Mon Mar 20, 196746AStrained.Cora GoodmanFarrar
Thu Aug 18, 19664DPresent, for one.UnknownFarrar
Mon Apr 25, 196649APast or present.UnknownFarrar
Sun Mar 6, 196619DKeyed up.Frances HansenFarrar
Sun Jan 23, 1966117DPerfect, for one.William A. Lewis, Jr.Farrar
Sat Dec 18, 196511DPresent, for example.UnknownFarrar
Sat Nov 27, 196513DFuture, for example.UnknownFarrar
Thu Sep 9, 196566APresent, for one.UnknownFarrar
Mon Apr 12, 196519AVerb form.UnknownFarrar
Tue Mar 23, 196566AVerb form.Louise EarnestFarrar
Mon Jan 25, 196528AVerb inflection.UnknownFarrar
Sun Dec 20, 196438DTerm in grammar.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Thu Mar 12, 196412DVerb form.UnknownFarrar
Fri Oct 4, 19639DTerm in grammar.Joseph LaFauciFarrar
Fri Aug 30, 196355AHigh-strung.UnknownFarrar
Tue Jul 23, 196345DPerfect or imperfect.UnknownFarrar
Wed Jun 19, 196331DPreterit, for one.UnknownFarrar
Fri Apr 19, 196319APresent, for instance.UnknownFarrar
Fri Feb 1, 196312DRigid.Alda F. ZimpelFarrar
Wed Oct 31, 196222APast or present.UnknownFarrar
Thu Mar 15, 196247DOn edge.A. J. SantoraFarrar
Sun Oct 29, 1961132AVerb form denoting time.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Mon Sep 11, 196151DVerb form.UnknownFarrar
Mon Jul 24, 196149AVerb form.UnknownFarrar
Sat Mar 18, 196133AUnder strain.UnknownFarrar
Wed Feb 8, 196119DHigh-strung.UnknownFarrar
Fri Jan 20, 196115DFuture, for instance.UnknownFarrar
Sun Jan 15, 196154DOn edge.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Tue Oct 4, 196028AHigh-strung.UnknownFarrar
Tue Aug 16, 196025AHigh-strung.UnknownFarrar
Fri Aug 12, 196018DOpposite of flaccid.UnknownFarrar
Sat Jul 2, 196040DHigh-strung.UnknownFarrar
Wed Mar 2, 196042AVerb form.UnknownFarrar
Sat Jan 30, 19608DTaut.UnknownFarrar
Mon Aug 24, 195943DAll wound up.Mary LandFarrar
Sun Jul 5, 195983AOverwrought.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Sun Jun 7, 195946APast or pluperfect.Charles C. AllenFarrar
Sun Apr 19, 195931DTerm in grammar.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Tue Feb 3, 195950DTaut.A. H. Drummond, Jr.Farrar
Thu Jan 1, 195924APast or present.UnknownFarrar
Sun Aug 17, 195830AOn edge.A. J. SantoraFarrar
Thu Sep 26, 195715DPluperfect, for one.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Sat Aug 10, 195730DTaut.UnknownFarrar
Thu Jun 6, 195712DStretched tight.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Fri Nov 16, 195620AHighstrung.Isaac KertFarrar
Tue Sep 4, 195636AForm of a verb.Helen FasuloFarrar
Sun Sep 2, 195655DRapt.Herbert EttensonFarrar
Wed May 23, 195619AHigh-strung.S. A. KayFarrar
Wed Jan 25, 195663APast, present or future.UnknownFarrar
Sun Sep 25, 195534DTime for grammar.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Fri May 13, 195529DPresent, for example.Bernice GordonFarrar
Sat Mar 12, 195523ATaut.Henry WolfeFarrar
Fri Oct 15, 19549DKeyed up.John WilligFarrar
Mon Jul 26, 195422ATightly stretched.Ruth OliverFarrar
Wed Jun 9, 195439DHigh-strung.Ellsworth SmithFarrar
Tue Jan 5, 195461APerfect or pluperfect.Ralph AndersonFarrar
Wed Jun 24, 19536DPerfect or pluperfect.Israel GitterFarrar
Thu Jun 4, 195341ATerm in grammar.Albert CarrollFarrar
Thu May 28, 195367APast, present or future.UnknownFarrar
Sun May 10, 195323DTightened up.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Thu Aug 21, 195251DTerm in grammar.UnknownFarrar
Thu Jul 10, 195231DIn a state of strain.UnknownFarrar
Mon Nov 19, 195131DHigh-strung.UnknownFarrar
Thu Aug 30, 195146AStrained.UnknownFarrar
Tue Aug 7, 195138AStrained.UnknownFarrar
Sun Aug 5, 1951130DPast, present or future.Samuel K. FliegnerFarrar
Sat May 5, 195126ATaut.UnknownFarrar
Sun Dec 3, 1950123AAgog.Harold T. BersFarrar
Wed Sep 27, 195038AStretched tight.UnknownFarrar
Sat Sep 23, 195010DStretched tight.Harold T. BersFarrar
Sun Feb 6, 194930ARigid.G. A. K. SuttonFarrar
Sun Nov 14, 194836AHigh-strung.Willard N. JordanFarrar
Sun Jun 6, 1948110AOn the alert.Alberta N. BurtonFarrar
Sun Nov 30, 194748AStretched tight.Harold T. BersFarrar
Sun Jun 29, 1947128DTaut.Lester KeeneFarrar
Sun Jan 7, 1945127DRapt.Lester KeeneFarrar
Sun Aug 8, 194377AStrained.P. Joseph LamannaFarrar