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Least Scrabulous Sunday puzzles

30 Sunday puzzles with the lowest 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 3/18/2001AT PRESENT1.37
CAPITAMASSETEENMAO
ARISENOLEINALLINALL
PINATACOLADAHELMETED
LETERENOWTINSIRS
ETALMORTALSATINTNT
STIEBISRAELIOLEG
SALARIESDIRKBOARDS
FARMERFIELDSYUP
DIFSKIEOSEXALTNBA
AMISSTRANCETHERMALS
NADERELEANORASSET
GRENADESANYDAYTUTTE
MELTALESTAIOBIYSL
ETCINSECTCOYOTE
SARNIAARESLODESTAR
SAGESLEETEDSTAGE
MTVLATEXLUTHOREROS
SARILEDTHALESANT
PLANTAINSATANANTONIO
ALTEREGOUPENDTOOTER
NEOURNSPERESAPPOSE
Sun 5/13/2007TWO TIMES THREE*1.37
SASHEDADAMSABEGRIT
IMPALASADATBELGIANS
TURNSTOSTONEISSUANCE
ASIDESHASEALETNG
REGSTHESCARLETLETTER
ATOEERANSEARAT
SHOWHOWITSDONETENURE
TELELEVSLOSATES
REALMLANEENTURE
ADFEEONENDREPLACE
DEISSHOVEOVERTHEA
RISESTOBRIERHEARD
ESOEEKTITOARNIE
GUSTODISOLDSDEL
HENSONSIMPLEPLEASURE
ITBEYEASAAAATH
PAINTINTOACORNERAMBS
ATEGENREFAOATYOU
ELSINOREMARLINLINEUP
STEADMANAGOALEDERLE
ADDLEMSSEEPSVERSES
Sun 8/2/1998FOURSOMES1.37
SIDEBARBABASBATMAN
IRONAGEARDORSATONCE
BEATLESMOUNTRUSHMORE
RENTOILEDLIEPOD
LOCUSTEULAESSEN
ERASNANTACITASCAP
SILTLITTLEWOMENALSO
SOLSTICEADSPROTOSS
ELIARENASLSDIVES
RENAMESLEGATOSURETE
GIPTOPRATINGKIR
SABRASBOSTONORACLES
CRIBHASNACHOSELO
HERAARCARELOVELAND
WADSDOUBLESGAMEAVID
ASSESURALSRUERENE
UPSETODESLOGSON
ARPREAIONIAPONE
SEINFELDSTARSSEASONS
PAPIERSTINGYSWISHED
SPENDSCASTETERESAS

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RankDateAuthorSizeAveragePangram?
1.Sun Mar 18, 2001Richard Silvestri21x211.37
2.Sun May 13, 2007Jim Page21x211.37
3.Sun Aug 2, 1998Nancy Nicholson Joline21x211.37
4.Sun Feb 23, 1997Nancy Nicholson Joline21x211.38
5.Sun May 29, 1994Janet R. Bender21x211.39
6.Sun Sep 7, 2003Alan Arbesfeld21x211.39
7.Sun Aug 30, 1998John Wolting21x211.39
8.Sun Dec 23, 2007Adam G. Perl21x211.39
9.Sun Dec 13, 1998Richard Silvestri21x211.39
10.Sun May 4, 2014Mary Lou Guizzo21x211.40
11.Sun Jul 10, 1994Alvin Chase21x211.40
12.Sun Nov 27, 1994Jacques Liwer21x211.40
13.Sun Jul 10, 2005Con Pederson21x211.40
14.Sun Feb 18, 2007David Kwong and Kevan Choset21x211.40
15.Sun May 15, 1994Charles M. Deber21x211.40
16.Sun Dec 3, 2006Patrick Merrell21x211.41
17.Sun Feb 9, 2003David J. Kahn21x211.41
18.Sun Feb 12, 1995Alex & Victoria Black21x211.41
19.Sun Dec 29, 2002Richard Silvestri21x211.41
20.Sun May 14, 1995Richard Silvestri21x211.42
21.Sun Oct 19, 1997David J. Kahn21x211.42
22.Sun Nov 8, 2009Robert W. Harris21x211.42
23.Sun Jan 25, 1998Dave Tuller21x211.42
Sun Jul 23, 1995Fran & Lou Sabin21x211.42
25.Sun Dec 15, 2002RIchard Hughes21x211.42
26.Sun Feb 18, 2001David J. Kahn21x211.42
27.Sun Jan 21, 2007Patrick Berry21x211.42
28.Sun Mar 25, 2007Fred Piscop21x211.42
Sun Apr 30, 1995Warren W. Reich21x211.42
30.Sun Nov 9, 1997Rich Norris21x211.42