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Record setting letter counts — 15 by 15 puzzles only

This page shows the Top Ten Shortz Era puzzles by letter count for each letter of the alphabet.

Most recent record entry is Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by Clive Probert with 46 Ms.
Most recent Top Ten entry is Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by Sande Milton and Jeff Chen with 13 Us.

Note: rebus puzzles are excluded.

LetterCountDateSizeAuthor
A69Thu Mar 21, 200215 x 15Patrick Berry
48Tue Jan 7, 200315 x 15Peter Gordon
41Mon May 20, 201315 x 15Tim Croce
39Tue Mar 8, 201115 x 15Paul Hunsberger
38Wed Nov 16, 201615 x 15Jim Peredo
38Wed Dec 21, 200515 x 15David J. Kahn
38Tue May 4, 199915 x 15Gayle Dean
37Wed May 16, 201215 x 15Kevin Adamick
37Thu Oct 15, 200915 x 15Victor Fleming
37Thu Feb 12, 200415 x 15Craig Kasper
B48Wed Aug 25, 201015 x 15Clive Probert
35Tue Apr 19, 201115 x 15Randall J. Hartman
23Mon Jun 16, 201415 x 15Bruce Haight
20Wed Mar 17, 199915 x 15Myles Callum
19Wed Feb 7, 200115 x 15Kent Lorentzen
16Tue Jul 24, 201215 x 15Andrew Marc Greene
16Mon Apr 30, 201215 x 15Susan L. Stanislawski
15Wed Jul 10, 201315 x 15Ed Sessa
15Tue Apr 8, 200315 x 15Verna Suit
14Mon Jan 17, 200515 x 15Alison Donald
C20Mon Oct 10, 201115 x 15Ian C. Livengood
18Wed Apr 25, 201215 x 15Peter Wentz
16Tue Oct 11, 201115 x 15Ed Sessa
16Thu Dec 12, 200215 x 15Michael Shteyman
16Sat Feb 20, 199915 x 15Rich Norris
15Thu Sep 19, 201315 x 15Michael Blake
15Sat Jan 12, 201315 x 15Doug Peterson and Brad Wilber
15Sat Nov 19, 201115 x 15Allan E. Parrish
15Wed Dec 21, 200515 x 15David J. Kahn
15Thu Jan 20, 200515 x 15Manny Nosowsky
D24Tue Jun 6, 200015 x 15Alan Arbesfeld
20Wed Aug 10, 200515 x 15Kurt Mengel and Jan-Michele Gianette
19Mon Aug 11, 200815 x 15Thomas Heilman
18Sat Feb 18, 201715 x 15Steve Overton
18Mon Feb 15, 201015 x 15Lynn Lempel
18Wed Feb 21, 200715 x 15Elizabeth C. Gorski
18Fri Apr 17, 199815 x 15Matt Gaffney
16Thu Mar 31, 201615 x 15Ellen Leuschner and Jeff Chen
16Tue Jun 23, 201515 x 15Jules P. Markey
16Wed Jun 15, 201115 x 15Jeffrey Wechsler
E78Tue Feb 9, 199915 x 15Janet R. Bender
71Tue May 28, 199615 x 15J. R. Bender
48Thu Dec 15, 200515 x 15Patrick Merrell
47Thu Dec 26, 200215 x 15Cathy Millhauser
46Wed Sep 17, 201415 x 15Zhouqin Burnikel and Don Gagliardo
45Tue Mar 1, 201615 x 15Freddie Cheng
44Tue Apr 16, 199615 x 15G. E. Paul
42Sat Sep 8, 200715 x 15Brendan Emmett Quigley
42Mon Mar 5, 200715 x 15Fred Piscop
42Fri Mar 9, 200115 x 15Mitch Komro
F12Mon Jun 12, 200615 x 15Curtis Yee
12Wed Dec 20, 200015 x 15Alan Arbesfeld
10Wed Jun 1, 201115 x 15Elizabeth C. Gorski
10Tue Jun 15, 201015 x 15Jill Winslow
10Sat May 24, 200315 x 15Rich Norris
9Mon May 11, 201515 x 15Joe DiPietro
9Mon Jun 30, 201415 x 15Ed Sessa
9Wed Mar 13, 201315 x 15Joe DiPietro
9Thu Sep 27, 201215 x 15Joel Fagliano
9Wed Mar 28, 201215 x 15Joe DiPietro
G19Wed Jan 30, 200815 x 15Peter A. Collins
15Tue Apr 14, 201515 x 15Bruce Haight
14Thu Apr 2, 200915 x 15Brendan Emmett Quigley
13Tue Sep 8, 201515 x 15Jacob Stulberg
12Thu Aug 17, 201715 x 15Peter A. Collins
12Sat Nov 4, 200615 x 15Rich Norris
12Tue Jan 31, 200615 x 15Patrick Merrell
12Mon Dec 1, 200315 x 15John Greenman
12Thu Nov 13, 199715 x 15Manny Nosowsky
11Tue Jun 28, 201615 x 15Alex Vratsanos
H20Tue May 7, 201315 x 15Jeff Chen
16Mon Dec 6, 201015 x 15Richard Chisholm
16Mon May 12, 200815 x 15Randall J. Hartman
15Thu Apr 3, 201415 x 15David Benkof and Jeff Chen
15Tue Dec 6, 201115 x 15Steven E. Atwood
15Tue May 16, 200615 x 15Nancy Salomon
15Mon Jan 14, 200215 x 15Michael Shteyman
14Tue Jul 24, 201815 x 15Jonathan M. Kaye
14Mon Sep 7, 201515 x 15Paula Gamache
14Tue Oct 25, 201115 x 15C. W. Stewart
I27Mon Aug 12, 201315 x 15Daniel Raymon
24Wed Jun 2, 201015 x 15Adam Cohen
24Mon Mar 7, 199415 x 15Alex K. Justin
23Thu Dec 3, 201515 x 15Patrick Merrell
23Thu Oct 23, 201415 x 15Patrick Blindauer
23Wed Oct 2, 201315 x 15Paula Gamache
23Thu Jun 10, 199915 x 15Adam G. Perl
23Wed Feb 4, 199815 x 15Fred Piscop
23Mon Nov 11, 199615 x 15S. Spadaccini
23Thu Jan 5, 199515 x 15Harvey Estes
J11Mon Apr 20, 200915 x 15Randall J. Hartman
9Tue Feb 4, 201415 x 15David Steinberg
9Tue Dec 10, 199615 x 15D. Niles
6Wed Sep 21, 201615 x 15Matthew Sewell
6Sat Aug 22, 201515 x 15Barry C. Silk
6Wed Oct 10, 201215 x 15Pete Muller
6Wed Jul 22, 200915 x 15Patrick Blindauer
5Wed Aug 10, 201615 x 15David C. Duncan Dekker
5Wed Jan 30, 201315 x 15Will Nediger
5Tue Oct 12, 201015 x 15José Chardiet
K18Thu May 24, 200715 x 15Patrick Merrell
11Sat Sep 3, 201115 x 15Peter Wentz
11Fri Nov 7, 200815 x 15Kevin G. Der
11Mon Oct 6, 200315 x 15Barry Silk
10Mon Feb 1, 201015 x 15Scott Atkinson
10Thu Jan 26, 200615 x 15Manny Nosowsky
10Thu Jan 8, 200415 x 15Michael Shteyman
10Mon Sep 25, 200015 x 15Peter Gordon
9Wed May 22, 201315 x 15Kevin Christian
9Sat Oct 15, 201115 x 15Joon Pahk
L35Mon Jul 18, 199415 x 15Wayne Robert Williams
33Tue Jan 16, 200115 x 15Peter Gordon
30Tue Aug 14, 200115 x 15Randall J. Hartman
25Mon Aug 11, 201415 x 15David Steinberg and Bernice Gordon
23Wed May 1, 201315 x 15Paula Gamache
23Tue Apr 4, 199515 x 15David J. Kahn
22Sat Dec 19, 201515 x 15Damon Gulczynski
22Tue Jul 7, 201515 x 15Daniel Raymon
22Mon Jun 21, 200415 x 15Craig Kasper
22Mon Feb 4, 200215 x 15Gregory E. Paul
M46Wed Dec 6, 201715 x 15Clive Probert
25Mon Sep 16, 201315 x 15Ed Sessa
17Tue Dec 10, 201315 x 15Bill Thompson
16Wed Nov 5, 201415 x 15Gareth Bain
16Mon May 20, 201315 x 15Tim Croce
15Wed Jan 27, 201615 x 15Adam G. Perl
15Tue Mar 17, 201515 x 15David Phillips
15Fri May 17, 201315 x 15Josh Knapp
15Fri Nov 4, 201115 x 15Patrick Berry
15Wed Oct 20, 201015 x 15Finn Vigeland
N26Thu Apr 1, 200415 x 15Byron Walden
25Fri May 13, 201115 x 15Joe Krozel
24Wed Nov 16, 201615 x 15Jim Peredo
24Sat Mar 7, 200915 x 15Joe Krozel
24Wed Feb 12, 199715 x 15M. E. Skolsky
23Wed Nov 9, 201115 x 15Paula Gamache
23Sat Mar 12, 200515 x 15Byron Walden
23Wed Jun 30, 200415 x 15Brendan Emmett Quigley
23Fri Dec 10, 199315 x 15Alex K. Justin
22Tue Sep 16, 201415 x 15Gary Cee
O69Tue Jun 19, 201215 x 15Steve Riley
34Thu Dec 16, 199315 x 15Nancy Joline
33Mon Aug 1, 201615 x 15Kurt Mengel and Jan-Michele Gianette
33Tue Apr 28, 201515 x 15José Chardiet
31Sat Sep 5, 201515 x 15Byron Walden
30Wed May 11, 201615 x 15Pawel Fludzinski
30Wed Nov 3, 199915 x 15Greg Staples
30Mon Mar 14, 199415 x 15Ernie Furtado
29Mon Sep 8, 201415 x 15Dan Schoenholz
29Mon Jan 28, 200215 x 15Sarah Keller
P19Thu Jul 14, 201115 x 15Brendan Emmett Quigley and Ian Livengood
19Tue Jun 16, 200915 x 15Paula Gamache
17Mon Sep 1, 200315 x 15Barry Silk
16Thu Aug 31, 200615 x 15Patrick Merrell
16Tue Oct 25, 199415 x 15Lois Sidway
15Tue Sep 8, 201515 x 15Jacob Stulberg
15Tue Dec 20, 201115 x 15Julian Lim
15Tue Sep 28, 201015 x 15Michael Torch
15Mon Jan 29, 200715 x 15Fred Piscop
14Tue Feb 21, 201715 x 15Timothy Polin
Q12Fri Feb 16, 199615 x 15M. Nosowsky
10Thu Jul 14, 201115 x 15Brendan Emmett Quigley and Ian Livengood
6Tue Sep 13, 201615 x 15Stanley Newman
6Wed Aug 6, 201415 x 15Brendan Emmett Quigley
6Fri Apr 4, 200815 x 15David Quarfoot
6Thu Dec 10, 199815 x 15Peter Gordon
6Wed Mar 19, 199715 x 15Trip Payne
6Thu May 11, 199515 x 15Wayne Robert Williams
5Wed Aug 10, 201615 x 15David C. Duncan Dekker
5Thu Jul 9, 201515 x 15John Guzzetta
R49Wed Nov 11, 201515 x 15David Steinberg
30Tue Mar 8, 201115 x 15Paul Hunsberger
26Tue Apr 14, 201515 x 15Bruce Haight
26Mon Dec 12, 201115 x 15Gary Cee
25Wed Oct 19, 201615 x 15Tom Pepper
25Tue Apr 5, 201115 x 15E. J. Masicampo
25Fri Dec 19, 200815 x 15Natan Last
25Fri Oct 13, 200615 x 15Eric Berlin
25Tue Mar 12, 199615 x 15R. J. Hartman
24Wed Sep 28, 201615 x 15Morton J. Mendelson
S36Thu Dec 15, 200515 x 15Patrick Merrell
35Tue Apr 18, 201715 x 15Bruce Haight
35Mon Sep 21, 201515 x 15Bruce Haight
35Sat Aug 24, 200215 x 15Chuck Menning
34Thu Feb 9, 201215 x 15Kevin G. Der
34Wed Feb 2, 201115 x 15Peter A. Collins
31Tue Apr 14, 201515 x 15Bruce Haight
31Sat Jul 12, 200815 x 15Myles Callum
31Sat Dec 22, 200715 x 15Harvey Estes
31Wed Nov 10, 200415 x 15David J. Kahn
T55Sat Apr 1, 200015 x 15Manny Nosowsky
51Wed Aug 3, 201115 x 15Paul Guttormsson
32Thu Feb 19, 199815 x 15A. J. Santora
31Tue Apr 14, 201515 x 15Bruce Haight
27Tue Apr 18, 201715 x 15Bruce Haight
27Sat Feb 26, 200015 x 15Bob Klahn
26Sat May 12, 201215 x 15Caleb Madison
26Sat Jun 24, 200615 x 15Harvey Estes
26Fri Feb 3, 200615 x 15Manny Nosowsky
26Thu Jun 3, 200415 x 15Mike Torch
U19Fri Feb 16, 199615 x 15M. Nosowsky
15Wed Dec 6, 199515 x 15Chet Currier
14Thu Jul 14, 201115 x 15Brendan Emmett Quigley and Ian Livengood
14Fri Apr 26, 199615 x 15W. Johnson
13Wed Aug 1, 201815 x 15Sande Milton and Jeff Chen
13Sat Jun 25, 201115 x 15Barry C. Silk
13Thu Jul 22, 200415 x 15Greg Staples
12Mon Mar 21, 201615 x 15Michael Hawkins
12Mon Aug 24, 201515 x 15Lynn Lempel
12Mon Nov 10, 201415 x 15Bruce Haight
V15Tue Oct 1, 201315 x 15Joel Fagliano
10Tue Mar 1, 201615 x 15Freddie Cheng
9Wed Sep 14, 201115 x 15Jeff Chen
9Tue Nov 4, 200815 x 15Peter A. Collins and Joe Krozel
8Tue Jan 29, 201315 x 15David Steinberg
8Mon Mar 26, 201215 x 15Ray Fontenot
8Mon Sep 5, 201115 x 15Patrick Merrell
8Sat May 20, 200615 x 15Bob Klahn
8Mon Dec 20, 200415 x 15Kyle Mahowald
8Thu May 10, 200115 x 15Manny Nosowsky
W14Tue Sep 14, 200415 x 15Nancy Salomon and Harvey Estes
13Tue Mar 28, 199515 x 15Christopher Page
11Mon Jul 11, 201615 x 15Freddie Cheng
11Wed Jan 26, 200515 x 15Stanley Newman
11Wed Mar 20, 200215 x 15Elizabeth C. Gorski
10Tue Feb 19, 201315 x 15Barry Franklin and Sara Kaplan
10Mon Apr 20, 199815 x 15John D. Leavy
10Mon Sep 30, 199615 x 15F. Piscop
10Mon Aug 1, 199415 x 15Thomas W. Schier
9Mon Nov 3, 200815 x 15Susan Gelfand
X13Thu Nov 30, 201715 x 15Trenton Charlson
13Thu Mar 15, 200715 x 15Michael Shteyman
12Wed May 18, 200515 x 15Brendan Emmett Quigley
10Wed Apr 26, 201715 x 15Trenton Charlson
10Thu May 26, 201115 x 15Ashish Vengsarkar
10Thu Apr 2, 200915 x 15Brendan Emmett Quigley
8Tue Jul 24, 201815 x 15Jonathan M. Kaye
8Fri Jun 28, 201315 x 15Ian Livengood and Brad Wilber
7Thu Jul 13, 201715 x 15Lewis E. Rothlein
7Wed Aug 18, 201015 x 15Alex Boisvert
Y15Wed Jan 6, 201015 x 15Julian Lim
12Tue Jun 17, 200315 x 15Susan Harrington Smith
11Mon Sep 25, 201715 x 15Bruce Haight
10Thu May 23, 201315 x 15David Levinson Wilk
10Tue Nov 13, 201215 x 15Don Gagliardo and Zhouqin Burnikel
10Wed Feb 3, 201015 x 15Kristian House
10Mon Sep 25, 200015 x 15Peter Gordon
9Wed Feb 7, 201815 x 15Stu Ockman
9Wed Jul 12, 201715 x 15Elayne Boosler and Patrick Merrell
9Thu Apr 21, 201615 x 15Alex Bajcz
Z18Tue Jan 30, 200715 x 15Nancy Salomon
14Mon Jan 14, 200215 x 15Michael Shteyman
12Sat May 30, 200915 x 15Matt Ginsberg
11Thu Nov 11, 201015 x 15Andrew Zhou
10Tue Apr 24, 200715 x 15Brendan Emmett Quigley
10Fri Jun 10, 200515 x 15David Quarfoot
9Thu Nov 20, 201415 x 15Timothy Polin
9Sat Feb 3, 199615 x 15W.R. Williams
9Sat Apr 8, 199515 x 15A.J. Santora
9Sat Jun 18, 199415 x 15Randolph Ross