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Daily Shortz Era puzzles with the most "open" grids

Grids that have more open white space are typically harder to solve and to construct.
The "open square count" here adds up the number of white squares that do not touch a block (black square), even diagonally.

Sat 10/28/2017132
URBANAREACARPI
SEAFARERSABEAM
ABRASIVESTRAPP
GOITALONEBOWER
EXCELSIORAGATE
CWTLAKES
STARTLESALTERS
PAPERYMOONIE
APPLIESCOURSED
RELETUGO
ELEVEBRASSWARE
TITANPORTWINES
INANELOSEASTEP
MERCSOVENREADY
ESTESTENTDRESS
Sat 8/19/2017131
ISOLATEDGROWUP
FIVELOVERECIPE
IDEALMANISOLDE
NERDIESTDINEON
DOWSESARIDNESS
ORRISFLORIO
UDONPRISONRIOT
BETSEININGMIR
TRESPASSESVISA
MARCUSLATEN
HAMACTORMOLARS
ACACIAAPERITIF
LOCKERNOSEDIVE
ARRESTCONNIVER
SNORTSEREADERS
Sat 9/19/2015130
VIPPASSESASAMA
INEEDANAPUCLAN
CANTONESETETRA
ENTERTAINONEIL
SEASNAKESCARNY
RIREARNAZ
CARTONRADIATE
TAMERSLESTER
ARABIANBASTED
KAZANATOB
ECOLINONACTIVE
MANATEYESHADES
IRANITESTATORS
NANCETRUEFALSE
ESTESESPRESSOS
Fri 12/10/2004127
ASSOCIATEDPRESS
THEBACHELORETTE
FIRSTHANDREPORT
ARIESSONAR
UKESATBAYTINA
LESSCREDITAGT
TRIESHARDERNEE
SAINTOLAF
DAGSECONDCLASS
RUESVELTEACTI
ORTSASTORTEEN
PEEPSATTIC
LOVEANDMARRIAGE
ELECTRICTOASTER
TENSEATMOSPHERE
Sat 4/14/2007127
ALAMODEOTTAWA
NONUSERSPEALED
ACIDTESTINROAD
PAMPEREROCTAVE
ELAINEASNEEDED
SATEDRIPENS
TRESREGRETTERS
IERSIGHERSVEE
CASTIGATESCECE
ECOLESSORTS
ASSAILEDSEPSIS
RIPPLEGETALIFT
ADROITEGOMANIA
BEATATSILENCER
SAYSNOSENDERS

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Click a date below to see the full puzzle. Only 15 by 15 puzzles are considered here. Here are the top 100:

RankDateOpen SquaresAuthor
1.Sat Oct 28, 2017132Roland Huget
2.Sat Aug 19, 2017131Mark Diehl
3.Sat Sep 19, 2015130Kevin Adamick
4.Fri Dec 10, 2004127Frank Longo
Sat Apr 14, 2007127Sherry O. Blackard
Sat Nov 22, 2008127Frank Longo
Sat Jun 9, 2018127Roland Huget
8.Sat Feb 15, 1997125J. Clonick
Sat Jan 23, 1999125Frank Longo
Sat Dec 22, 2001125Trip Payne
Sat Feb 14, 2004125Frank Longo
Sat Jul 28, 2007125Manny Nosowsky
Fri Aug 13, 2010125Manny Nosowsky
Sat Jun 3, 2017125Roland Huget
15.Sat Nov 13, 2004124Frank Longo
Fri Aug 22, 2008124Kevin G. Der
17.Sat May 16, 2015123Byron Walden
Sat Oct 15, 2016123Mark Diehl
19.Sat Dec 15, 2001121Frank A. Longo
Sat Aug 24, 2002121Chuck Menning
Fri Oct 17, 2008121Patrick Berry
Sat Jul 5, 2014121David Steinberg
Sat Mar 19, 2016121Byron Walden
24.Fri Mar 11, 2005120Manny Nosowsky
Sat Jul 15, 2006120Patrick Berry
Sat Dec 22, 2007120Harvey Estes
Fri Feb 15, 2008120Patrick Berry
Sat Mar 20, 2010120Joe Krozel
Fri Jul 27, 2012120Joe Krozel
Sat Jan 26, 2013120Raymond C. Young
Fri Apr 13, 2018120Joe Krozel
32.Fri Jan 19, 2001119Joe DiPietro
Fri Jan 21, 2005119Frank Longo
Sat Aug 7, 2010119Joe Krozel
Fri Mar 9, 2012119Tim Croce
Fri Mar 15, 2013119Joe Krozel
Sat Sep 28, 2013119Joe Krozel
38.Fri Jul 24, 1998118Manny Nosowsky
Sat Aug 7, 2004118Patrick Berry
Sat Sep 24, 2005118Byron Walden
Sat Oct 8, 2005118Byron Walden
Sat Mar 22, 2008118Byron Walden
Sat Jul 18, 2009118Joe Krozel
Sat Oct 31, 2009118Robert H. Wolfe
Sat Jan 2, 2010118Robert H. Wolfe
Fri Jul 30, 2010118Kevin G. Der
Sat Oct 6, 2012118Steve Salitan
Sat Feb 7, 2015118Byron Walden
Sat Jan 9, 2016118Jason Flinn
50.Fri Oct 24, 1997117Frank Longo
Sat Oct 21, 2000117Bob Klahn
Sat Sep 25, 2004117Byron Walden
Fri Dec 9, 2005117Sherry O. Blackard
Fri Jan 27, 2006117Sherry O. Blackard
Sat May 8, 2010117Mark Diehl
Sat Jun 19, 2010117Samuel A. Donaldson
Sat Sep 21, 2013117Tim Croce
Sat Nov 29, 2014117Elizabeth C. Gorski
Sat Aug 8, 2015117Alan Arbesfeld
Sat Nov 5, 2016117David Phillips
Sat Dec 3, 2016117Jason Flinn
Sat Mar 17, 2018117Roland Huget
63.Sat Aug 3, 2002116Patrick Berry
Fri Aug 20, 2004116Harvey Estes
Sat Sep 4, 2004116Patrick Berry
Sat May 7, 2005116Patrick Berry
Fri Aug 12, 2005116Manny Nosowsky
Fri Feb 3, 2006116Manny Nosowsky
Fri Dec 7, 2007116Patrick Berry
Fri Apr 11, 2008116Manny Nosowsky
Sat Jan 14, 2012116Mark Diehl
Fri Jan 31, 2014116Chris A. McGlothlin
Sat Oct 17, 2015116Timothy Polin
Sat Nov 25, 2017116Kevin G. Der
75.Sat May 31, 1997115Frank Longo
Fri Nov 6, 1998115Bob Klahn
Sat May 25, 2002115Frank Longo
Sat Nov 8, 2003115Sherry O. Blackard
Sat Nov 5, 2005115Patrick Berry
Sat Sep 8, 2007115Brendan Emmett Quigley
Fri Feb 12, 2010115Kevin G. Der
Fri May 14, 2010115Barry C. Silk
Sat Jul 10, 2010115Joe DiPietro
Fri Oct 18, 2013115David Steinberg
Sat May 31, 2014115John Lampkin
Sat Mar 24, 2018115Byron Walden
87.Sat Jun 15, 1996114R. Ross
Sat Jan 29, 2005114Patrick Berry
Sat Apr 2, 2005114Byron Walden
Fri Jun 17, 2005114Manny Nosowsky
Sat Mar 18, 2006114Patrick Berry
Sat Dec 9, 2006114Robert H. Wolfe
Sat Jul 21, 2007114Raymond C. Young
Sat Dec 1, 2007114Robert H. Wolfe
Fri Jan 4, 2008114Raymond C. Young
Sat Sep 20, 2008114Joe Krozel
Fri Aug 7, 2009114Manny Nosowsky
Fri Sep 4, 2009114Joe Krozel
Fri Feb 5, 2010114Joe Krozel
Sat Jan 7, 2012114Joe Krozel