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Most Scrabulous Sunday puzzles

30 Sunday puzzles with the highest average letter value in the Shortz Era

Scrabble values: A:1 B:3 C:3 D:2 E:1 F:4 G:2 H:4 I:1 J:8 K:5 L:1 M:3 N:1 O:1 P:3 Q:10 R:1 S:1 T:1 U:1 V:4 W:4 X:8 Y:4 Z:10

The first 3 grids:

Sun 8/10/2008INSIDE JOKES1.79
VANCAMPALAMEDAGETZ
OVERLOUDSENATORAQUA
LEGALDRINKINGAGETURK
GREWIDOSLETMEIN
ATVTITUSHQSSHEMP
ESCAPEROUTEALAMOS
PAQUINSIMIANSINEPT
NATURESBENYOWSNAY
ECLAIRMUSICRACKSTHX
HEALSFOPNEACRAWL
ISNTERGOTSTEEPHOJO
TOSCANASORRBICEP
FRITOPRANKINGMUSKET
LACALPOTITFORKERS
OCCAMESTREETRISERS
GEHRIGYOURMAJESTY
ARNAZEMSPOETSAPB
CREATORKERFPERI
JUTSSWEEPUNDERTHERUG
ABETBIZARRELOWERING
WARSYEARONEMONKEES
Sun 11/7/1999CUES1.78
WESTICIHARARETEAM
ONERNOSEIRANISRAJA
ROTESQUEALOFAPPROVAL
SCAMPIZELDAEVERT
THEBASQUESARELOADED
LUTELAMPS
ANGELDUHSAIMATZEBU
SCARABMAONOAHSQUARK
HAWSALEVEITSAUNTIE
YAKBROKEUPDEISTS
PAQUINRELIEVERS
RAZORSZOMBIFYTAN
ABOMBPTASCASIOHOPI
FINEQUARTSAGEGAELIC
TEESCRASSLENTBADGE
SLICEABED
QUEASYASONETWOTHREE
AMUSEAPISHUSUALS
QUALMSFORTHEPOORNOES
UNITHAWAIINUNNTUNA
AIDAEASTERSTESLAY
Sun 4/13/2003WHAT AM I?1.77
BOWEDCAMPSKATEOKED
OVATEOMARLAUDSMOVE
SEVENTYTWODARKSQUARES
CRYSTALSVANESSHARK
IVYFEIGNTRUANTS
MAKESERRSROAR
TWENTYONEBYTWENTYONE
NAYSENCESOOZESRELY
SYSASSADLUNARPIETA
NAMESBUCKLANDON
MODERATELYCHALLENGING
OREGONOGEEAIMES
ROMANJANOSSUMOSCUZ
KNOTLADENOLEINSANE
ONEHUNDREDFORTYWORDS
AXESEFTSALLOT
ASSUMESWRATHOYL
CHARMCHINOFRENETIC
TODAYSCROSSWORDPUZZLE
ORALCHALKABIETRAIL
NETSHOMEYREARSARAS

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RankDateAuthorSizeAveragePangram?
1.Sun Aug 10, 2008Will Nediger21x211.79
2.Sun Nov 7, 1999Brendan Emmett Quigley21x211.78
3.Sun Apr 13, 2003Charles Deber21x211.77
4.Sun Jul 9, 2017Will Nediger21x211.76
5.Sun Jan 29, 2006Rich Norris21x211.76
6.Sun Jan 27, 2008Mike Nothnagel23x231.75
7.Sun Aug 29, 2010Derek Bowman21x211.74
8.Sun Dec 20, 2015Peter Wentz21x211.73
9.Sun Sep 2, 2012Joel Fagliano21x211.73
Sun Sep 25, 2011Paul Hunsberger21x211.73
11.Sun Oct 9, 2011Brendan Emmett Quigley21x211.73
12.Sun Nov 29, 2009Will Nediger21x211.73
13.Sun Nov 14, 2010Patrick Berry21x211.73
14.Sun Apr 7, 2002Nancy Salomon21x211.72
15.Sun Apr 27, 2003Jon Delfin21x211.72
16.Sun Jan 23, 2011Chris A. McGlothlin21x211.72
17.Sun Feb 8, 2009Alan Arbesfeld21x211.72
18.Sun Jun 12, 2016Finn Vigeland21x211.72
Sun Sep 8, 2013Pete Muller and Sue Keefer21x211.72
20.Sun Mar 16, 2014Jeremy Newton21x211.72
21.Sun Jun 22, 1997Matt Gaffney21x211.71
22.Sun Aug 24, 2003Patrick Berry21x211.71
23.Sun Sep 19, 2010Kevin G. Der21x211.71
24.Sun Jul 25, 2004Brendan Emmett Quigley21x211.71
25.Sun Oct 18, 2015Dan Schoenholz21x211.71
Sun Sep 15, 2013Joe DiPietro21x211.71
27.Sun Jul 17, 2011Daniel A. Finan21x221.71
28.Sun Jul 14, 2013Daniel A. Finan21x211.71
29.Sun Jul 5, 1998Joe DiPietro21x211.70
30.Sun Mar 18, 2018Daniel Raymon21x211.70