It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker. Please consider supporting our site by purchasing an account.

Find clues or match patterns

See all the clues for any answer word,
or all answers that match a specified pattern

Pattern matching options:
Sort items:
Answer length:
Enter a word or pattern:

256 results for TOP

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

DateGridClueAuthor
Mon Jun 4, 201820ABest (8)Zhouqin Burnikel
Tue May 22, 201849AOutdo (6)Jeff Stillman
Wed Feb 14, 201830DBest (8)Mary Lou Guizzo
Tue Oct 24, 201760DBlouse or sweaterDamon Gulczynski
Wed Jan 4, 20177DWord after carrot or muffinSamuel A. Donaldson
Mon Jan 2, 201745DSpinning toyChuck Deodene
Wed Nov 9, 201626DDo one better thanJohn Lieb
Sun Oct 23, 201662ADreidel, e.g.Ellen Leuschner and Jeff Chen
Sun Oct 16, 201666DBlouse, e.g. (7)Tom McCoy
Thu Jun 30, 201638AWith 39-Across, refill to capacity ... or a hint to interpreting the clues at 17-, 27-, 46- and 61-AcrossJonathan M. Kaye
Wed Jul 15, 201510AWith 66-Across, place on a keyboard to find all the letters in 16-, 28-, 46- and 60-AcrossBruce Haight
Mon Oct 20, 201464AApexPatrick Blindauer
Fri Sep 5, 201431DBest (8)Joe Krozel
Sun May 18, 201472ABeat (4)Joe DiPietro
Sun May 12, 2013108DSurpassDavid J. Kahn
Wed Feb 27, 201361DBlouse, e.g. (7)Daniel Kantor
Wed Jan 16, 201325DDo better than (2)Michael David
Wed Sep 19, 201227AHighest-ratedMichael Shteyman
Sun Aug 5, 2012127DOutdo (6)Patrick Merrell
Sun Jul 15, 201241ABikini partRandolph Ross
Mon Apr 16, 201261DLidLynn Lempel
Wed Apr 4, 201244A"___ Chef"Zoe Wheeler
Sun Apr 1, 201233DShirtPatrick Merrell
Sun Feb 5, 201261ABlouse, e.g. (7)Charles M. Deber
Sun Jan 29, 2012108DOutdo (6)Ian Livengood
Thu Jun 23, 201131DSee 29-DownIan Livengood
Wed Aug 11, 201033AToy with an axisEdward Sessa
Tue Aug 3, 201056DShirt or blousePaula Gamache
Sun Mar 14, 201074DBeat (4)Caleb Madison
Thu Nov 12, 200934DNonpareilBrendan Emmett Quigley
Thu Aug 27, 200957A"You're the ___" (Cole Porter classic)Derek Bowman
Sat Apr 4, 200940AHeadMatt Ginsberg
Sun Mar 22, 200984DWith 62-Across, comic's challengeJoon Pahk and Matt Matera
Sat Dec 13, 200858DEclipseFrank Longo
Thu Nov 6, 20084DBlouse, e.g. (7)Jeremy Newton
Sun May 18, 200836ADo better than (2)Brendan Emmett Quigley
Sat Mar 22, 200822DWith 24-Across, number one positionByron Walden
Sat Jan 5, 20089DForemostPaula Gamache
Tue Dec 4, 200756DToy with a string (3)Alison Donald
Mon Nov 5, 200764DBlouse or shirt (2)Jeremy Horwitz
Sun Sep 2, 200796DBest (8)Lee Glickstein and Nancy Salomon
Sun Aug 26, 2007106ABest (8)Andrew M. Greene and Craig Kasper
Sat Aug 4, 200758DWith 29-Across, highest-qualityByron Walden
Sun Jul 22, 200727ABetter (2)David Levinson Wilk
Tue Apr 10, 200757DVertexKevan Choset
Mon Apr 9, 200763DBlouse or shirt (2)J. K. Hummel
Sat Jan 27, 200761DTee, e.g. (3)Karen M. Tracey
Sun Sep 10, 200656DBeat (4)Joe DiPietro
Sun Aug 13, 2006114DZenith (2)Derrick Niederman
Thu Jul 27, 20068D#1Ethan Friedman
Sun Jul 2, 2006110AWhirlerElizabeth C. Gorski
Mon Mar 13, 200645ABig ___ (circus)Bernice Gordon
Sun Oct 30, 200562DBest (8)Maxwell H. D. Johnson Jr.
Tue Mar 8, 200558DBlouse, e.g. (7)Deb Amlen
Mon Nov 29, 200451AShirt or sweaterKendall Twigg and Nancy Salomon
Wed Jun 2, 200461DGo one better thanNancy Salomon
Sun May 23, 200468DGo overDeb Amlen and Nancy Salomon
Fri Oct 10, 200325ABetter (2)Arlan and Linda Bushman
Mon Aug 11, 200354AToy with a string (3)Randall J. Hartman
Fri Oct 11, 200237DTee, e.g. (3)A. J. Santora
Thu Oct 3, 200257DTrumpSusan Harrington Smith
Sun Sep 1, 2002113DBlouse, e.g. (7)Patrick Berry
Tue Aug 13, 200256DBlouse, e.g. (7)Robert Malinow
Fri Feb 15, 200252DWith 51-Down, a hit list?Sherry O. Blackard
Sun Jan 13, 200248DOutdo (6)Nelson Hardy
Mon Nov 26, 200111AWith 69-Across, a film with 27- and 64-AcrossBette Sue Cohen
Tue Apr 3, 200135AFirst-rateNancy Salomon and Sherry O. Blackard
Tue Jan 30, 200124ASpinner (2)David J. Kahn
Mon Jun 5, 200057DPinnacleWilliam A. Ballard
Tue May 23, 200046AExceed (2)Monica Krausse
Sat Mar 11, 200055DBest (8)Randolph Ross
Thu Sep 2, 199928AWhirligigJoe DiPietro
Mon May 24, 199961DOutdo (6)Gregory E. Paul
Mon May 17, 199919AEliteEthan Cooper
Sun May 9, 199982ATee, e.g. (3)Nancy Nicholson Joline
Sun May 17, 199857DSpinner (2)David J. Kahn and Hillary B. Kahn
Sat Feb 28, 19981DCrown (2)David J. Kahn
Sat Nov 29, 199746ABeat (4)Rich Norris
Tue Jun 25, 199616AToy with a string (3)Randall J. Hartman
Sun Apr 7, 199638DCrown (2)C. Millhauser
Sat Mar 30, 19964DExceed (2)D. R. Stark
Sun Jul 9, 199555AOutdo (6)Nancy Nicholson Joline
Thu Apr 13, 19959DBest (8)Glenn E. Sykes
Tue Mar 21, 199550AGyroscope's cousinHarvey Estes
Sun Feb 19, 199561APart of an inningAlfio Micci
Tue Feb 7, 199543ASummitMatt Gaffney
Sun Mar 20, 199413DZenith (2)Joel Davajan
Thu Dec 16, 199341ATake this out for a spinNancy Joline
Sat Dec 4, 199327AWord after flip or tipGlenton Petgrave

4 results for TOP from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
Jul 21, 2013diagramless39DDo one better thanFred Piscop
Jul 8, 2012diagramless66DT-shirt, e.g.Paula Gamache
Feb 15, 2004diagramless54ASweater or blouseFred Piscop
Feb 22, 1998diagramless50DGo one better thanFrank Longo

163 results for TOP from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Wed Nov 10, 199311ABestRobert HerrigTaub
Mon Jul 26, 19934ASummitJohn BrobstMaleska
Sun Jun 6, 199313D. . . 55Charles M. DeberMaleska
Fri Aug 7, 199266DBe better thanBob SefickMaleska
Tue Jun 4, 199119AAcmeJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Fri Jan 25, 199141AType of dog or dollarKenneth WitteMaleska
Wed Sep 12, 199069ASpinnerStanley GlassMaleska
Sun Jul 29, 1990104ASurpassA. J. SantoraMaleska
Sun Jul 22, 199056DPeakJoy L. WoukMaleska
Sun Jul 8, 199013DApexCharles M. DeberMaleska
Thu Jan 4, 199037ACrestBetty JorgensenMaleska
Tue Dec 12, 198926ASummitAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Wed May 31, 198929DAcmeBetty JorgensenMaleska
Sun May 14, 198946DSurpassCharles M. DeberMaleska
Tue May 2, 198957DTot's spinnerSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Mon Mar 13, 198959D___ banana (burlesque bigwig)AsnasMaleska
Mon Nov 7, 198848ASummitAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Wed Sep 21, 198823A"You're the ___," Porter tuneCharles E. GerschMaleska
Fri Jun 10, 198852AToy spinnerChristopher PageMaleska
Sun Nov 29, 1987101DBestBert H. KruseMaleska
Mon Aug 31, 198746AYou, to Cole PorterSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Mon Jun 8, 19877AChild's toySidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Sat Mar 14, 198733A"You," to C. PorterEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Mon Feb 23, 198762DGo one betterJames R. BurnsMaleska
Sun Aug 17, 1986109DGo one betterAlfio MicciMaleska
Fri Aug 30, 198543AAcmeWilliam CanineMaleska
Fri Aug 2, 198540DSpinnerJesse RoarkeMaleska
Thu Jun 6, 198556DOutdoWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Sun Nov 18, 1984105ASpinnerGeorge P. SphicasMaleska
Sun Aug 26, 198451AGo one betterAlfio MicciMaleska
Wed Jun 20, 198413DAcmeFrank GearyMaleska
Thu Jan 5, 198436AOutdoWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Fri Nov 11, 19834DApexErnst TheimerMaleska
Wed May 25, 19839ASpinnerGeorge P. SphicasMaleska
Wed Jan 26, 198331ASpinnerJoy L. WoukMaleska
Tue Nov 9, 198245DSpinnerJulian OchrymowychMaleska
Sun Sep 27, 198176AKind of soil or sailHume R. CraftMaleska
Thu Sep 10, 198159DPlaythingHerb L. RisteenMaleska
Sun Jun 14, 1981126DChoicest partJudith C. DaltonMaleska
Thu Apr 9, 198161DOutdoWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Wed Jul 2, 19806D___ of the Mark, in S.F.Norton RhoadesMaleska
Mon Mar 3, 198055DPlaythingHerb L. RisteenMaleska
Sun Jan 13, 1980125DPorter's "You're the ___"Tap OsbornMaleska
Thu Nov 22, 19791DKind of roundJordan S. LasherMaleska
Wed Oct 31, 197950A"On ___ of Old Smokey"C. J. AngioMaleska
Sun Oct 21, 197947AAcmeDavid J. Pohl and John M. SamsonMaleska
Sun Aug 12, 197942AKind of banana or dogJordan S. LasherMaleska
Thu Apr 12, 197956DKind of billingDana GrossMaleska
Wed Apr 11, 197957DChild's toyWeilMaleska
Sun Feb 26, 1978111DZenithKenneth HaxtonMaleska
Mon Aug 22, 197756DYoyo's relativeHerb L. RisteenMaleska
Fri Jun 24, 197719AKind of kickBert BeamanMaleska
Wed Mar 23, 197760DFlip-___ canA. J. SantoraMaleska
Fri Feb 11, 197751ABanana or notchHarvey BergWeng
Sat Oct 23, 197646AHat or bananaMike LeiferWeng
Mon Sep 6, 19769DOutdoWilliam LutwiniakWeng
Mon May 24, 197638A___ bananaElizabeth M. QuackenbushWeng
Tue Mar 2, 197643DCapAnn JenkinsWeng
Sat Jan 10, 197633DSpinnerH. Hastings ReddallWeng
Tue Jul 1, 197535DCole Porter's "You're the ___"DeWitt AndersonWeng
Tue Mar 11, 197555DSurpassRaymond F. EisnerWeng
Sun Dec 1, 197421DHard or bigGeorge MadridWeng
Wed Nov 20, 197424D___ bananaMary HarrisWeng
Sun Nov 10, 1974114DGoal at EverestJack LuzzattoWeng
Wed Oct 16, 197438AWhirlerTap OsbornWeng
Tue Sep 17, 197441ABanana or drawerVirginia ButlerWeng
Fri Sep 13, 197420APart of a hillSophie FiermanWeng
Tue Aug 13, 197459DSpinnerBert BeamanWeng
Tue Apr 2, 197450AKind of bananaTap OsbornWeng
Wed Aug 1, 197321DSurpassUnknownWeng
Sat Jun 30, 197310AOver the ___UnknownWeng
Tue Oct 31, 197245ACoverUnknownWeng
Sun Dec 19, 197149APart of a mountainAnne FoxWeng
Fri Mar 26, 197154DTip's partnerUnknownWeng
Sat Oct 31, 197055DSummitUnknownWeng
Mon Sep 28, 197035AWord with brass or bananaUnknownWeng
Wed May 13, 197047ADo better thanArthur SchulmanWeng
Thu Nov 27, 196947ASpinning toy.UnknownWeng
Fri Aug 22, 196945ASurpass.UnknownWeng
Thu May 22, 196939ASpinner.Arthur BennettWeng
Sun May 18, 196971ASpinnerCornelia WarrinerWeng
Sat May 10, 19695DExceed.UnknownWeng
Tue Aug 13, 19687DSummit.UnknownFarrar
Sun Jun 16, 196830ADominate.Hume CraftFarrar
Wed Jun 12, 196834ARise aloft.UnknownFarrar
Tue Apr 30, 196821DZenith.UnknownFarrar
Wed Apr 24, 196842AAcme.UnknownFarrar
Mon Apr 22, 196844AOutdo.UnknownFarrar
Sat Apr 8, 196721ACover.Arthur SchulmanFarrar
Sun Jan 22, 196751DCrown.Barbara GolubFarrar
Tue Dec 13, 196656DBoy's toy.UnknownFarrar
Thu Sep 1, 196645AZenith.UnknownFarrar
Mon Feb 7, 196657DOutdo.UnknownFarrar
Thu Dec 16, 19658DRise above.UnknownFarrar
Sun Sep 19, 196584ASurpass.A. J. SantoraFarrar
Wed Mar 17, 19659AWhere there is very little room.UnknownFarrar
Sat Sep 5, 196443APinnacle.UnknownFarrar
Sun Aug 30, 196428ATranscend.Anne FoxFarrar
Sun Mar 8, 1964104DPlaything.Barbara L. GolubFarrar
Fri Jan 17, 196422AChoicest part.Eileen LexauFarrar
Thu Sep 5, 196339DOutdo.UnknownFarrar
Thu Jul 18, 196313DExcel.UnknownFarrar
Thu Mar 7, 196357DHigh notes of the voice.Barbara L. GolubFarrar
Sat Sep 15, 196243AKind of banana.UnknownFarrar
Sat Jul 14, 196265DUpper.Manny MillerFarrar
Wed Jun 20, 196233DHighest.Lois HillisFarrar
Thu May 24, 196224ACrown.Joseph CrowellFarrar
Tue May 8, 196222ASpinner.William LutwiniakFarrar
Sun Mar 18, 1962142ACream.Hume CraftFarrar
Fri Jan 12, 196233DZenith.Cora GoodmanFarrar
Tue Oct 17, 196141AZenith.UnknownFarrar
Wed Jun 28, 196155AChoicest part.UnknownFarrar
Wed Dec 7, 196044ACrest.UnknownFarrar
Sun Oct 9, 196096DPlaything.Herbert LyleFarrar
Sun Aug 7, 1960131DOutdo.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Mon Jul 18, 196030AChoicest part.UnknownFarrar
Sun Jul 10, 196047AGo one better.Harold T. BersFarrar
Sat Jun 18, 19608DChoicest part.UnknownFarrar
Fri Feb 12, 196032ACrest.UnknownFarrar
Mon Sep 14, 195925AZenith.Arthur SchulmanFarrar
Thu Aug 13, 195951AOutdo.Hume R. CraftFarrar
Wed Mar 4, 195943ASurpass.Herbert EttensonFarrar
Thu Jan 22, 195911AZenith.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Thu Nov 6, 195866DPeak.S. A. KayFarrar
Sat Aug 30, 195861DOutdo.UnknownFarrar
Thu Aug 14, 195827ASurpass.Cora GoodmanFarrar
Sun Jul 13, 1958104DOutdo.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Fri Feb 28, 19584DHighest.UnknownFarrar
Sun Dec 8, 195764AChoicest part.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Tue Jun 25, 195758DSurpass.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Fri Jun 21, 195737AOutdo.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Wed Jun 5, 195725AChief banana.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Thu Nov 29, 195659DSurmount.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Thu Nov 1, 195641DOutdo.Albert BlumFarrar
Mon Jul 23, 19564DSurpass.Sidney LambertFarrar
Mon Nov 21, 195537AOutdo.UnknownFarrar
Sun Aug 7, 195584AKind of hat.Harold T. BersFarrar
Mon Feb 14, 195533AOutdo.Elsie BishopFarrar
Sun Feb 13, 195526ACream.W. E. JonesFarrar
Sat Feb 12, 195543DTeetotum.S. A. KayFarrar
Fri Dec 31, 19544DBoy's toy.Alice SkodzusFarrar
Sun Dec 19, 195431ACream.Ruth H. OliverFarrar
Sun Aug 1, 195471AZenith.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Fri May 21, 195418DKind of secret.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Fri Jan 29, 195433ABig ___.Israel GitterFarrar
Fri May 22, 195353ASpinner.UnknownFarrar
Mon May 18, 195353ACrown.Diana SessionsFarrar
Sat Apr 18, 195339DRelative of a yoyo.Leonard GoldbergFarrar
Tue Mar 10, 19539DTo better a witticism.UnknownFarrar
Thu Mar 5, 195359DRise above.UnknownFarrar
Wed Oct 15, 195261DCrown.UnknownFarrar
Tue Jul 22, 195221AToy for a boy.UnknownFarrar
Sun Aug 26, 195173A"___ Secret."Thomas MeekinFarrar
Sun Oct 9, 1949102AChild's toy.Elizabeth JacksonFarrar
Sun Feb 1, 194817DBetter.Harold T. BersFarrar
Sun Feb 18, 194566APinnacle.Art SylvesterFarrar
Sun Jan 30, 194411DSpinner.Willard N. JordanFarrar
Sun Jan 16, 194495A___ sergeant.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Sun Jan 2, 194435DApex.Louis BaronFarrar
Sun Dec 5, 194332ASurpass.Louis ShieldsFarrar
Sun Sep 12, 1943148DFirst-class: Colloq.Alexis P. BoodbergFarrar
Sun Apr 26, 194231ACrowning tuft.A. A. WebsterFarrar
Sun Apr 19, 1942120DApex.Louis BaronFarrar