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210 results for WAS

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

DateGridClueAuthor
Wed Feb 7, 201842A"Time ___ ..." (6)Stu Ockman
Sun Apr 16, 201772AThird word of many limericksTimothy Polin
Sat Apr 1, 201732A"Time ___ ..." (6)Howard Barkin
Wed Dec 7, 201656DUsed to be (9)David Steinberg
Tue Sep 20, 201625A"Kilroy ___ here"Tracy Bennett
Sun Jul 31, 201690D"I wish I ___ [sic] homeward bound": Paul SimonRuth Bloomfield Margolin
Sun Jun 19, 201672DLived (10)David Woolf
Thu Feb 11, 201659DNever-___ (unsuccessful sort)Zhouqin Burnikel
Mon Nov 30, 201553D"Now where ___ I?"Ian Livengood
Sat Aug 8, 201531A"Never ___"Alan Arbesfeld
Mon Feb 2, 201538AExisted (4)Jeffrey Wechsler
Wed Jan 14, 201568ALimerick's third word, oftenCaleb Emmons
Mon Jan 12, 201527DExisted (4)Jason Flinn
Mon Jul 21, 201458DUsed to be (9)Matt Fuchs
Mon Jun 9, 201441DUsed to be (9)Tom McCoy
Sun Nov 3, 20139DSecond word of "A Tale of Two Cities"Andy Kravis and Victor Barocas
Mon Jan 7, 201321A"There ___ an old woman ..."Jim Peredo
Mon Sep 24, 201255A"___ it something I said?"John Dunn
Tue Apr 24, 201251AHas been (3)Adam G. Perl
Sun Feb 26, 201254D"Time ___ ..." (6)Daniel A. Finan
Fri Sep 2, 201110D"Time ___ ..." (6)Tim Croce
Sun Aug 21, 2011122DHas been (3)Alan Arbesfeld
Sun Jul 3, 201126DLived and breathedPete Muller
Sun Aug 22, 2010106A"Time ___ ..." (6)Patrick Berry
Wed Sep 9, 200960D"Time ___ ..." (6)Richard Chisholm
Sat Jul 4, 200928DPerformed the role ofPeter A. Collins and Joe Krozel
Sun Sep 14, 200873DIs past?Jeremy Newton
Thu Jun 5, 20089DIs in the past (3)James Sajdak
Sat May 17, 200832DFunctioned as (3)Mike Nothnagel
Thu Dec 27, 200732ALived (10)Jim Leeds
Sun Dec 16, 2007111DHad a lifeDavid J. Kahn and Steve Kahn
Tue Feb 6, 200741AIsn't anymoreStella Daily and Bruce Venzke
Thu Jan 25, 200725AFunctioned as (3)Manny Nosowsky
Fri Sep 15, 20066DTook place (3)Harvey Estes
Mon May 1, 200653ALived (10)Mike Torch
Sat Feb 25, 200626AServed asHenry Hook
Fri Feb 17, 200630DVerb for a historianTrip Payne
Mon Feb 13, 200626AExisted (4)Janet R. Bender
Thu Jan 26, 200652DHas been (3)Manny Nosowsky
Tue Mar 8, 200539DUsed to be (9)Deb Amlen
Wed Jan 26, 200530AFunctioned as (3)Stanley Newman
Mon Apr 12, 200438D"What ___ I saying?"Gail Grabowski
Sun Apr 11, 200464DUsed to be (9)Patrick Merrell
Sun Mar 7, 2004121DLived (10)Tyler Hinman
Sun Sep 1, 200233AOccurredPatrick Berry
Mon Mar 4, 200266DLived (10)Randall J. Hartman
Fri Jan 25, 200253DIs in the past? (3)Gilbert H. Ludwig
Wed Oct 10, 200145DUsed to be (9)Richard Chisholm
Thu Jun 21, 200165DLived (10)Peter Abide
Sun Feb 25, 2001114DIs no longer (2)Greg Staples
Thu Jan 25, 20011AIs in another form?Robert H. Wolfe
Wed Nov 29, 200034AIs in the past? (3)Peter Gordon
Sun Mar 5, 200034DBreathedNancy Nicholson Joline
Tue Feb 8, 200046DUsed to be (9)Fred Piscop
Sun Feb 6, 200061DWalked the earthRichard Hughes
Mon Sep 13, 19996DLived (10)Fran and Lou Sabin
Tue Nov 17, 19981DIs no longer (2)Arthur S. Verdesca
Sun Sep 6, 199870DTook place (3)Rich Norris
Sun May 17, 1998133ATook place (3)David J. Kahn and Hillary B. Kahn
Fri Jun 20, 199749AThird word in a limerickManny Nosowsky
Fri Feb 7, 199710DUsed to be (9)R. Norris
Mon Jan 6, 199745AHad been (4)S. L. Robbins
Sun Apr 28, 1996114D1937 song "___It Rain?"D. C. Baldwin
Sun Apr 21, 199680AHad been (4)M. Gaffney
Sun Jan 21, 199655DIsn't now (2)R. Wolfe
Wed Jan 3, 199642DUsed to be (9)W.R. Williams
Sat Dec 16, 199533DIsn’t now (2)Bryant White
Wed Nov 22, 199562DExisted (4)Chuck Deodene
Sun Oct 29, 1995111DHad been (4)Maura B. Jacobson
Tue Mar 21, 199530ALived (10)Harvey Estes
Mon Jan 9, 199545AHad been (4)Sidney L. Robbins
Mon Aug 1, 199430ALived (10)Thomas W. Schier
Mon Jun 27, 199433AOnce existedWayne Robert Williams
Sun Apr 10, 199433ALived (10)Trip Payne

3 results for WAS from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
Apr 8, 2018diagramless34DUsed to beDavid Steinberg
Mar 9, 2008panda45ASawbackMel Taub
Feb 2, 2003diagramless54ATook placeDave Tuller

133 results for WAS from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Tue Sep 28, 199340AQuip: Part IIIBetty JorgensenTaub
Sun Jul 18, 1993100AExistedMark DiehlMaleska
Thu Jun 17, 19931DLooked up?Joel D. LafargueMaleska
Tue Jun 15, 199311AIs in the pastPeter GordonMaleska
Fri Apr 2, 199342AExistedEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Mon Jan 25, 199365DExisted (3)Jim PageMaleska
Fri Oct 2, 199231A"___it a vision . . . ": KeatsEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Fri Aug 7, 199225D"Eadie ___ a Lady"Bob SefickMaleska
Thu Oct 17, 199156DIs pastC. McInerneyMaleska
Thu Nov 1, 199022AExistedMichael A. RampinoMaleska
Sun Nov 5, 1989102AWhat, in WeimarMichael J. ParrisMaleska
Sun Oct 22, 1989124DWhat, in WeimarPhyllis FehringerMaleska
Mon Sep 4, 198929A"Eadie ___ a Lady"Reginald L. JohnsonMaleska
Wed Nov 2, 198858D"Eadie ___ a Lady"Rita YelleMaleska
Wed Jul 20, 19881D"Since Hector ___ a pup"Charlotte ShoreMaleska
Sat Mar 7, 198728DUsed to beJudith PerryMaleska
Sat Feb 14, 198726DPart of "TW 3"Albert J. KlausMaleska
Tue Oct 7, 19861DPart of "T.W.T.W.T."Alfio MicciMaleska
Wed Aug 13, 198632AExistedNancy McCarthyMaleska
Sat Jan 25, 198634DKipling's "The Man Who ___"Daniel GirardiMaleska
Tue Nov 26, 198535AExistedChristy RidleyMaleska
Sun Jun 9, 198520DExistedSally CoyleMaleska
Mon Apr 29, 198544ASaw's anagramVirginia L. YatesMaleska
Wed Feb 20, 198527DLivedMary S. SnyderMaleska
Sun Mar 25, 1984110A"We ___ robbed!": Joe JacobsJim PageMaleska
Thu Dec 1, 198362DExistedEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Fri Sep 16, 198345DExistedClavanMaleska
Sat Feb 26, 198335A"The Nearly ___ Mine"John M. SamsonMaleska
Wed Jul 21, 198250A"How Green ___ My Valley"Judson G. TrentMaleska
Sun Jul 11, 198263AExistedWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Mon Mar 8, 198243DHad beenSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Tue Jul 28, 198143A"___ this the face . . . ?"Herb L. RisteenMaleska
Fri Jul 17, 198127AExistedCaroline G. FitzgeraldMaleska
Mon Jan 12, 198148A"___ it a vision . . . ?": KeatsEvelyn BenshoofMaleska
Tue Sep 23, 198040DExistedFrank GearyMaleska
Wed Jun 11, 198062DWhat, in WeimarCarlyleMaleska
Sun Apr 6, 1980120DExistedFrances HansenMaleska
Sun Feb 24, 198018DSee 116 AcrossJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Tue Feb 5, 198040ASaw backwardElaine D. SchorrMaleska
Wed Sep 12, 197913DExistedBernice GordonMaleska
Tue Jul 3, 197929AKipling's "The Man Who ___"Carol DuttingMaleska
Sun Apr 15, 197949AExistedFrances HansenMaleska
Sun Jan 21, 1979104DExistedVirginia P. AbelsonMaleska
Thu Jul 21, 197728A"Able ___ I . . . "Jordan S. LasherMaleska
Thu Dec 9, 197658DUsed to beEvelyn B. RosenthalWeng
Sun Nov 14, 1976112D"The Week That ___"Barbara GillisWeng
Thu Sep 2, 197655D"Able ___ I . . . "Jordan S. LasherWeng
Fri May 7, 197622DCommon verbJordan S. LasherWeng
Sat Mar 20, 197659D"There ___ an old . . . "Allan BlackmanWeng
Thu Dec 4, 197548A"A fool there ___, and he . . . "Evelyn BenshoofWeng
Wed Oct 1, 197550A"When I ___ a lad . . . "Marie WestWeng
Wed Sep 17, 197530D"Who ___ that lady . . . "Joan DeRossoWeng
Sun May 18, 1975135DTime ___ (in the past)Eleanor TylerWeng
Mon Feb 3, 197526ACommon verbEvelyn B. RosenthalWeng
Sun Jul 14, 1974137DCommon verbAlfio MicciWeng
Fri Mar 15, 197460DCommon verbTimothy MurrettWeng
Sun Feb 10, 197468DExistedJean J. DavisonWeng
Fri Jul 27, 197358DPart of T.W.T.W.UnknownWeng
Wed Apr 18, 197353ACommon verbUnknownWeng
Fri Jan 12, 197316AUsed to beUnknownWeng
Sun Dec 24, 197234APastAnne FoxWeng
Tue Nov 21, 197211DCommon verbJoli Quentin KansilWeng
Fri Oct 13, 197248ALivedUnknownWeng
Fri Sep 8, 197243ACommon verbUnknownWeng
Wed Aug 16, 197250DBurmese nativesUnknownWeng
Thu May 18, 197255ACommon verbMerl ReagleWeng
Mon Jan 31, 197261DLivedUnknownWeng
Tue Nov 9, 197160A"As I ___ saying . . . "Joli Quentin KansilWeng
Wed Aug 18, 19717DLivedUnknownWeng
Mon Jul 12, 19718DRelative of 42 AcrossUnknownWeng
Thu Jul 1, 197157D"A Fool There ___"UnknownWeng
Fri Jun 11, 197160ACommon verbUnknownWeng
Tue Nov 10, 197013DExistedUnknownWeng
Sat Aug 1, 197056AOccurredUnknownWeng
Fri May 29, 197052DCommon verbUnknownWeng
Tue Apr 21, 197055DCommon verbUnknownWeng
Tue Feb 17, 197025AExistedUnknownWeng
Mon Feb 2, 19707DVerb formUnknownWeng
Mon Jan 19, 197021DCommon verbUnknownWeng
Wed Dec 10, 196956ACommon verb.UnknownWeng
Thu Nov 27, 196962DCommon verb.UnknownWeng
Fri Sep 26, 196913DCommon verb.UnknownWeng
Tue Mar 4, 196962DCommon verb.UnknownWeng
Fri Jun 21, 19685AExisted.UnknownFarrar
Sun Feb 11, 196847DExisted.Threba JohnsonFarrar
Thu Nov 16, 196756DExisted.UnknownFarrar
Fri Jul 15, 196640DUsed to be.UnknownFarrar
Tue Jul 5, 196633AUsed to be.UnknownFarrar
Sun Mar 6, 196673DHad been.Frances HansenFarrar
Sun Nov 14, 1965114DHad been.Christine R. ValenceFarrar
Tue Sep 21, 19659D"Where ___ I?"UnknownFarrar
Tue Apr 13, 196521AExisted.UnknownFarrar
Tue Oct 13, 19649DPart of "T. W. 3."UnknownFarrar
Sun Jul 12, 1964121APart of TW3.William A. Lewis, Jr.Farrar
Thu Dec 19, 196319APart of "to be."Kathryn RighterFarrar
Tue Sep 3, 196327ALived.UnknownFarrar
Tue May 28, 196322ATook place.UnknownFarrar
Thu Feb 7, 196346ASee 26 Across.John ByrneFarrar
Sun Jul 29, 19626DLived.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Mon Jul 2, 196264DLived.Macon ReedFarrar
Mon Mar 12, 196215AUsed to be.Helen FasuloFarrar
Sun Jan 21, 1962135DLived.A. J. SantoraFarrar
Sun Nov 5, 196168DAuxiliary verb.Brice MetcalfeFarrar
Thu Sep 14, 196164DOccurred.UnknownFarrar
Mon May 22, 196134AOccurred.UnknownFarrar
Sun Dec 27, 1959112ALived.Harold T. BersFarrar
Sun Apr 12, 195946AKipling's "The Man Who ___."Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Fri May 16, 195850DHad been.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Sun Dec 1, 19573DRemained.Sidney LambertFarrar
Wed Nov 28, 195648AAuxiliary verb.Bernice GordonFarrar
Sat Oct 13, 195666DUsed to be.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Sat Aug 11, 19561AWhat: Ger.Herbert EttensonFarrar
Mon May 14, 19569DPart of "to be."Victor GoldfarbFarrar
Sun May 13, 1956104DUsed to be.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Thu Oct 6, 195529APart of "to be."Marjorie M. ConnellyFarrar
Sat Sep 3, 195552ACommon verb.Isaac KertFarrar
Tue May 17, 19556DLived.UnknownFarrar
Sat Feb 26, 195541ACommon verb.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Mon Oct 12, 195322AHappened.UnknownFarrar
Thu Jul 16, 195322DHad been.Harriette MoskowitzFarrar
Sat Jul 11, 195332AExisted.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Fri Feb 13, 195340AExisted.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Sat Nov 22, 195244AExisted.UnknownFarrar
Sun Oct 21, 19518DExisted.J. L. WilkinsonFarrar
Sun May 20, 195167AExisted.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Sun Mar 11, 1951138ATook place.Ralph AndersonFarrar
Thu Jan 18, 19519DUsed to be.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Sun Apr 17, 194946AExisted.Elizabeth PattersonFarrar
Sun Jan 20, 194654AOnce existed.Louis BaronFarrar
Sun Oct 21, 194514DExisted.Charles CrossFarrar
Sun Mar 5, 1944113A"Light ___ first."—Caedmon.Waldo RansonFarrar
Sun Sep 12, 194369AExisted.Alexis P. BoodbergFarrar
Sun Dec 20, 194230DExisted.Mrs. Hedley V. CookeFarrar