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Record Stacks and Notable Fifteens in the Shortz Era

Constructors often look for grid-spanning 15-letter entries. This page collects the most extreme examples.

Numbers in parentheses next to the dates show the total number of 15s. Click any puzzle to see the full view.

Of the 5,214 Shortz Era daily puzzles in this database, 2,001 (38.4%) have one or more grid-spanning entries.
298 (5.7%) puzzles have at least one stack of some kind, and 215 (4.1%) have at least one triple or larger stack.

Quintuple stack

This is a feat few believed possible until one of the final puzzles of 2012 proved otherwise.

Sat 12/29/20126
TRITTSCRAMABA
VIREOCHINANOR
PTOLEMAICSYSTEM
GENERALBEERS
REPULSER
GOSNEEVWS
VANESSAWILLIAMS
ELECTEDOFFICIAL
NARRATIVEPOETRY
ATEENAGERINLOVE
LIECHTENSTEINER
ADIOISSEL
EPEERESTSON
HORSEMANUREEUR
ALESUCCESSCSA
YDSSHOD

34 grids with Quadruple stacks

Quadruple stacks were unknown until 2009 but we're already starting to see grids with two sets of quad stacks.

Sat 7/21/20189
STRINGORCHESTRA
THERESNOIINTEAM
ORDEREDALACARTE
GOESOVERITAGAIN
YEPLESAUGBOD
ODINSEXY
ALSOREDKTEL
SUITEDONESNEEDS
KITLACOSTESOD
FORKCIGS
PGALEARNHAD
TELLSITLIKEITIS
REASONTOBELIEVE
OLDERGENERATION
PEERASSESSMENTS
POW Sat 12/3/20168
MASTERCRAFTSMAN
CREATUREFEATURE
VESTEDINTERESTS
INTERNETADDRESS
ETONEDSLINDT
LIRASOSOUI
ONSETBOOTDVDS
MOLDYORYSEEIT
ATEEHUMPAFROS
RAERATRANT
SPIESPONDETA
EMANCIPATIONDAY
RAISEDONESVOICE
ENDEDINDISASTER
SYSTEMSANALYSTS
Sat 5/21/20168
MISAPPROPRIATES
THEGREENLANTERN
GAVEITANOTHERGO
ETERNALOPTIMIST
SENCLEASP
TMIRANIOTIS
IMHIPROLFUMA
MEDALJEDODSON
DNAEDENROCKS
BUYSETATCIA
LASILELAI
HADAHEARTOFGOLD
UNIVERSALREMOTE
GIVEMEONEREASON
STARSTUDDEDCAST
Sat 1/9/20168
THESISSTATEMENT
ROSIETHERIVETER
UPPERPALATINATE
SPANISHOMELETTE
TINASIRSILT
SNOCHESSASEA
GLAREATNOMSG
NEXTOFKIN
EAPOEMAITAIS
NSAKGBBAABEA
SORBRADYELL
INTIMATEAPPAREL
LAIDITONTHELINE
ENTERINTODETAIL
STATEASSISTANCE
Fri 6/20/20148
CLEARONESTHROAT
RESTORETOHEALTH
ATSOMEOTHERTIME
STEPSONONESTOES
SSNTREHES
AWGEEJED
RAINHATDAYELM
AMATEURINBOXES
JONNSANIALONG
HISSNERD
CAMSTECAB
ORANGEMARMALADE
WISDOMOFSOLOMON
ASCENTOFEVEREST
REALESTATESALES
Fri 4/4/20148
SATELLITESTATES
ADELAIDESLAMENT
MARINEINSURANCE
SINGINGTOGETHER
REISIEIDIO
SBATROTSUMO
LISROZRAH
SNEERATGUESSSO
HEXEMITAC
AZOVMAPALAS
RIMYARMRTS
SACRIFICIALLAMB
AMIGLADTOSEEYOU
GASOLINESTATION
ANTSINONESPANTS
Sat 1/11/20148
CANADABLUEGRASS
TRADITIONALIRAS
NAVALENGAGEMENT
STEMLESSGLASSES
LAYHIES
CDRSKISOSPAD
RAIDRAPSNEALE
INNOWAYITSALOT
SIGMAORZORENO
POSSUMOERSEX
KERTSAT
OBSCENEGESTURES
POTASSIUMIODIDE
ELEPHANTTRAINER
DENTALASSISTANT
POW Fri 10/25/20139
MADEMINCEMEATOF
ECONOMICWARFARE
LOSANGELESTIMES
SPECIALINTEREST
STEMSISS
ODEFFFTREE
STURMBEEFSAXL
MORSECODESIGNAL
OJSNILESLAKME
GOALMAXTVS
UGAPIERO
COMMERCIALRADIO
FREETRANSLATION
CHANSONSDEGESTE
SETSONAPEDESTAL
Sat 5/18/20138
AVAILABLECREDIT
PERCENTAGEERROR
ENTENTECORDIALE
STARSINONESEYES
SETNSA
JAWSAKILACKEY
ATADNACLMILNE
MRLUCKYOCANADA
BIDESEMILQUIT
SPOTTVONEDSTS
ATOAEC
AMERICANINPARIS
REGULARGASOLINE
FEEDINGONESFACE
STREETADDRESSES
Fri 7/15/20118
BEDISRESPECTFUL
AMANCALLEDHORSE
RINGAROUNDAROSY
STERLINGSILVERS
EENEEKA
LAMSTIEDLIST
ALATHARSUDOKU
ZIGHIJACKSNIX
ABIDEDQUITIRE
RICOHNIBACTS
RIFERRR
SCARLETTANAGERS
POLITICALASYLUM
ALOTONONESPLATE
DOESNTMAKESENSE
Fri 3/4/20118
SALESAGREEMENTS
IDONTFEELLIKEIT
PITCAIRNSISLAND
SATELLITESTATES
ILEHEN
CANIWIZARDHAT
LEDTOAVAEPH
OLDENNIXERASE
ELIDEIXEROX
WINEGLASSCTNS
DOEMEA
AFRICANAMERICAN
ALOTONONESPLATE
HAMILTONONTARIO
STANDONONESTOES
Sat 10/9/20108
CLEAREDONESNAME
HOSTILETAKEOVER
ANTIPROHIBITION
RESTSONONESOARS
SAYSARM
UFWGOFLAT
DNIESTERREFI
GRANDTOTALITOR
ELBEPARKAVENUE
SALSTEENIDOL
TOETAPCST
BHAACEH
OCTOBERSURPRISE
PLAYEDFAVORITES
EARLYRETIREMENT
CROSSEDONESPATH
Fri 2/12/20109
GEOMETRICSERIES
ACTIVEINTERESTS
THEDESCENTOFMAN
STAINLESSSTEELS
TARFIR
RAJAHSLARCOWS
OZONEEASETRAP
YOUKNOWTHEDRILL
ALLAPOKYAIOLI
LEEJAKECYGNET
JARFOB
ESSENTIALORGANS
TELLSITLIKEITIS
REALESTATEAGENT
EDMONTONESKIMOS

Single quads.

Fri 1/12/20187
THATSATALLORDER
EACHONETEACHONE
ARAISININTHESUN
MAKEAFRESHSTART
MELOMSTSE
REUPPED
SPAREDNOEXPENSE
CAMELIDECLAIRS
INCLASSDIURNAL
OXOTSP
IMACNACREISAO
RABATMLIDEALT
VICTORIASSECRET
INDEPENDENCEAVE
NEEDSTOSLASHER
Fri 12/16/20166
CONDESPOILHEX
ADAIRMARMALADE
SERVICEPROVIDER
COCACOLANISAN
ONSPTLETH
HEAMOBAFT
HOTELCALIFORNIA
ARRIVESONTHEDOT
LAIDITONTHELINE
TRAININGSEMINAR
SELBCEPEC
JAIINARIA
GUTSYTOSSPOTS
HADTHELASTLAUGH
EGGNOODLEARGUE
WEEPHLOXPREYS
Fri 10/21/201610
MEASURINGSTICKS
IAPPRECIATETHAT
STRAITOFMESSINA
HOOTSSTEALLEX
ANNSAYMADD
NAEOBI
TOTALITARIANISM
ICOULDEATAHORSE
PURSUETHEMATTER
SLEEPLESSNIGHTS
ITAORO
OMANTETASS
APBWOMENPILOT
LAIDITONTHELINE
INTERESTRATECAP
TESTEDTHEWATERS
Fri 7/22/20164
JAGSADMPASTOR
AGRAREAADHERE
PIEDINKSTAINED
ALASATIEMETOO
NETELENIASH
BOAGNPOIL
AMASSEDAFORTUNE
HURRICANESEASON
AFRICANELEPHANT
STICKSANDSTONES
HIEHITIED
RPMDRAWLYEP
PAREEEAPOEEGO
LEEKRASNERJARS
AREOLACADORES
NOFEESERYESTE
Fri 12/4/20156
FALLSPROLIFIC
ALIENDEODORANT
COMPUTERMONITOR
THOUGHTSMGS
SASSROESHA
MEXBUTPST
APPLIEDRESEARCH
CELESTIALEMPIRE
ICANSEEFORMILES
DAYTONTENNESSEE
SNOUSSGAD
NPRDIMMEGA
AIRONELINER
OPERATINGSYSTEM
RATSNESTSREESE
EXCESSESERRED
POW Fri 6/19/20154
SATCHMOAMRADIO
INAHEAPNAIROBI
NOTONCEGIBLUES
EXECARPELERTE
ORWELLIAN
JOHNSTEINBECK
REPOSTANADANO
ETALMADAMAFAR
CELICAIMHERE
ECONOISOLA
ARSWISNANUSB
SACAGAWEADOLLAR
AMERICANPALEALE
MINERALDEPOSITS
ISTILLDONTGETIT
Sat 4/11/20154
RAJACERBICHEX
UTEMADEIRAAXE
PATFRANTICNIN
ELLSATTESTEDTO
ELIOTNESSINB
NETCEO
NOINTERESTLOANS
ALTERNATEROUTES
BEATINGARETREAT
SALESASSISTANTS
NIEPOG
ARCPLEASESIR
RUNSACROSSDAME
UPISHIATSUTAX
ETCCANTEENAGE
DOEANTHERSYES
Sat 9/27/20144
IBEFOREEFLUKE
DELAWAREJOINED
SEALSKINOUTING
ABBAECIGARETTE
YEOKEEN
REBSTRUMBA
ICALLEMASISEEEM
NATIONALAVERAGE
BREAKERONENINER
INONESSPARETIME
GENSCHSTUN
EASTGPS
TOPTENLISTPLIE
ARABICEARPIECE
WECAREGROANSAT
SNAREESPRESSO
Fri 5/16/20144
ZACHMAMAAMAZE
ILIEOVIDPUTON
NOGSLETITBLEED
COASTTOCOAST
FREREHSTIRR
ANSSPEE
HOSTILETAKEOVER
ATEENAGERINLOVE
WHATEVERITTAKES
GENERALINTEREST
RCASGEN
SETSAGNCAAS
ENTRANCEFEES
LASTHURRAHISNT
ASNEROTTOROSY
XHOSAWHEWEPEE
Fri 2/28/20144
IRAQCAVERSODS
RACEADIDASJOT
IDIDLIVINGWAGE
SINALERTTHYME
HIGHNOTESASAP
ATPAFT
TRADITIONALIRAS
MALARIAPARASITE
EMOTIONALOUTLET
NATIONALANTHEMS
NTSCII
ABBETEXASSIZE
TORAHOVERTVIA
STOREFRONTWALT
IONROCKIEONCE
XXXREHEARKAHN
Sat 12/14/20136
PANAMGAMESPCS
DETERIORATEHAL
TERRENCEMCNALLY
ETATSOTISLOVE
NESSSMEEFIXER
JAMVIP
ANCHORAGEALASKA
FOREIGNMINISTER
TRAINEDELEPHANT
ANTSINONESPANTS
TNTESO
GOBIGCANAAMAT
UPONWORFSCARE
SERGEANTOROURKE
TRARIGORMORTIS
SAXBLOODSTAIN
Sat 7/6/20134
ASCHCUBABOSNS
SHAQOPENMARKET
TONSLENTILSOUP
REVSANJOSEARA
OSAMADINGCLOT
SAYIOMA
NATIONALAVERAGE
IWANNABESEDATED
PERMANENTRECORD
SEPARATEINCOMES
SASSALE
JOLTYEGGDEGAS
EXEELNORTEOBE
TINATURNERRYAN
EDDIEMONEYFATS
RESTSNADAKNEE
Sat 4/13/20138
PEARLJAMGASBAG
ASQUIETASAMOUSE
STANDUPSTRAIGHT
DEBTSAHILEG
ERACRAMPRENO
MARURSA
AUTOMOBILETIRES
GROVESOFACADEME
UNDERSTATEMENTS
ASSOCIATEDPRESS
FENNESS
LAFFGYROSAHA
ELLBIBASSES
ALEUTIANISLANDS
FOURWAYSTOPSIGN
SYRIANESTHETES
Fri 2/22/20134
JOCKDISPOSALS
EZRAJOSHUATREE
SAULUNLETTERED
SWEETDEALMTIDA
EATEYELAESSN
ANGCAL
MARSHALLMCLUHAN
ORATORIOSOCIETY
MAJORLEAGUEGAME
STARSANDSTRIPES
SENEES
IMOPDTORABBC
LARGOAPRILFOOL
LUKEWILSONAXLE
EVANESCINGZETA
RENERUSSOERST
Fri 10/12/20126
WHUPJETSKIPCP
OONAFLEWINRHO
KODIAKBROWNBEAR
SHARPORRISROOT
AMOOWADIPSO
FLOADE
TAKEONESCUEFROM
ISEAGERTOPLEASE
CARRIAGEPAINTER
SPIRALSTAIRCASE
ISLRIO
ASINSUPOUST
LONGJOHNSUNTIL
PERSONALHISTORY
HUEJOVIALELEE
ARMONETWOREDS
Fri 3/30/20128
ADOPTIONARISES
NONEEDTOTHANKME
IMEANITTHISTIME
TEASMANTOMAN
ASSEZSYNTAX
ESEISTH
TRIPLEWORDSCORE
RESIDENTIALAREA
IMITATIONBUTTER
BEATSONESBREAST
ETHSEAP
BALLADSTEAM
PECULIARANTE
OPERATIONCONDOR
LONGTERMPARKING
ESTHERARRESTEE
Sat 1/21/20126
FERNSPALUPNEZ
AREYOUALONEELO
COMEINTOTHEOPEN
EDITEDOUTCANE
SEXENDOFCLAD
CARECU
SACAGAWEADOLLAR
PRIMEREALESTATE
AIRPORTTERMINAL
SEEDLESSRAISINS
ADSTCM
OLAVTAKEIORB
TONIPYROMANIA
TENDERLOINSTEAK
EWESTATESENATE
REXLENOSCOMAS
Sat 12/31/20114
SMOKEMISSOPUS
CIVILITSABLAST
ICONSNEWGUINEA
ORIGAMIADVERB
NODSOMARGELS
OHIDENE
REALESTATETAXES
PRIVATEPRACTICE
MADERESTITUTION
STARTSSOMETHING
STIRNSA
SASHESAUTBAR
ONECARSPAREME
TOGAPARTYLATEX
BRIDETOBEATONE
SESSSTATSENDS
Fri 11/25/20116
ALGATAKESNOTE
FURLWATERLEVEL
TAILGATEPARTIES
SUNLXIIINNE
DDAYNSCBESS
ESCAGA
SARASOTAFLORIDA
USEDCARSALESMAN
PENTATONICSCALE
STARSINONESEYES
EENNON
PANEGENTUES
ABOROGETUPI
GOHEADOVERHEELS
AVONLADIESAMOS
NEWSBREAKREPO
Fri 3/11/20116
SOYUZCANDIDATE
ADOREOVERTONES
SOUNDTHERETREAT
HUDHERDSSASE
LOWRENTSCARES
HESBFA
POLITICALARENAS
ALOTONONESPLATE
LITERARYSTUDIES
ONINTIMATETERMS
EDSNES
ARCADEALERTED
VAILSAPORNEI
ANTIDEPRESSANTS
SCENARIOSEXURB
THREETENSALIEN
Sat 11/14/20094
ANTESYEARSPAN
ZEBRAONMEORNO
TAINTUTESFATS
ELLAPEXMAIZE
CELLULARGARR
ENOSLETIGO
INCOMESTATEMENT
MOONOVERPARADOR
ARRIVEDERCIROMA
MANDARINORANGES
SHEBATMOLE
DELSMESSROOM
SABLEWINSFRO
KIEVMAMAIQUIT
IDEEACEDMUSEE
DEFSJOSEPEELS

22 Triple-Triple stacks

Triple stacks are, by now, fairly common. To make the list here, puzzles need three such stacks in one grid.

Sat 3/21/20159
JUMPINJACKFLASH
AHOOSIERHOLIDAY
NOCAUSEFORALARM
EHSZAPSACTSIN
FUNINK
ITEAUSMMAGE
ORANGEPOPSICLES
TURNEDTHETABLES
ATTENTIONPLEASE
SHODLTDAYES
MOTDSL
YESBUTEDUCSLO
ONEAFTERANOTHER
GETSTOFIRSTBASE
ISTHISSEATTAKEN
Sat 1/10/20159
CTEAMSTHEMRS
ARABIANCHEROOT
SARONGSREYNOSA
UNTOETHANSNIT
ASHCHAITEALEI
LASHERDERSITO
TCCHENVAUGHN
ITISSWEDETHEM
EIEIOAMITETRA
SONARDUDASSIN
ONTEPIIVSOVA
FDICINICEONEG
WASHINGTONSTATE
ATTENTIONGETTER
RESTSONONESOARS
Sat 6/2/20129
STRAINEDPEACHES
ROUNDABOUTROUTE
ITSNOCOMPARISON
SOSIHNISL
UNOSALSUNG
ABENDAWNNOE
CONCEALEDWEAPON
TOALESSEREXTENT
IMMEDIATEDANGER
NEOCOWMOSSY
GRRRPENMTS
EPIVIAHEW
DIAMONDJIMBRADY
ITTAKESAVILLAGE
DEEPESTRECESSES
Sat 4/28/201210
CHOCOLATEMOUSSE
EATONESHEARTOUT
NURSECLINICIANS
TSOHASMAC
OASISNITSARAS
REMSIDEPA
INTERNALAUDITOR
MAINTENANCEFREE
MAKEAMENTALNOTE
ICKENDTOO
EPICSTEESTAPH
UAEALEPEU
TAKENOPRISONERS
AHARDNUTTOCRACK
RAISESTHESTAKES
Fri 9/9/201111
FISHERMANSWHARF
ALTERNATEROUTES
CLASSACTIONSUIT
EGGREGNCO
TOSSINONESSLEEP
ILLAPE
SCARLETTANAGERS
HAREBRAINEDIDEA
INONESSPARETIME
PASTISTIN
SLEEPLESSNIGHTS
LOAATO
ASBUSYASABEAVER
STATEUNIVERSITY
UNDERPARISSKIES
Fri 9/21/20079
ASBADASBADCANBE
THEREYOUGOAGAIN
LITTLEORNOTHING
MASTTRIMAVGS
CYSISEE
FAJITAPIC
OVERANDDONEWITH
AIRAMERICARADIO
MAKEARESOLUTION
LSDINTONE
PLIEEKE
BAINKANEJOAD
LIBERALDEMOCRAT
ANYPORTINASTORM
SEATTLESEAHAWKS
Fri 1/12/200710
ISSUEAMANIFESTO
TRANSLITERATION
HOLDALLTHECARDS
ESSOAAHDELUDE
DYNESPST
BALLOLETHE
INAUGURATIONDAY
ACHILLESTENDONS
SERGEANTOROURKE
IGNISREFER
TNNNERDS
ROUTEDCOOIKON
ARTUROTOSCANINI
CASTIRONSKILLET
THOUSANDISLANDS
Fri 10/20/20069
GOLDENPARACHUTE
ANTONIOBANDERAS
SOCIALDEMOCRATS
ENOSINSOLEO
SELSCADABS
BAAIRAAES
FAMOUSLASTWORDS
ALEUTIANISLANDS
KITTENONTHEKEYS
ETSEOSORS
CDSJEWSPOS
CLEOZINBATH
LEAVESABADTASTE
UNDERTHECOUNTER
EASTERNSTANDARD
Fri 9/15/20069
THEPOWERSTHATBE
AIREDALETERRIER
CHINESECALENDAR
HOSTSVANEIAMS
DEPCELS
ASLOPEHMO
DEADASADOORNAIL
DEMOLITIONDERBY
AMERICANTROTTER
SADONSITE
RICHTEE
GAPSCLEMCOOTE
INAPPLEPIEORDER
GASOLINELANTERN
ITSTOODEEPFORME
Fri 6/23/20069
OLDWHATSHERNAME
YOUHAVENOCHOICE
SADOMASOCHISTIC
LESSHONE
SHELERGS
EKEASFORRUN
READSTHERIOTACT
NEVERHADACHANCE
STEPSONONESTOES
TETLENTSLET
ROAMROAD
CARBLOON
ONETHINGATATIME
AURORAAUSTRALIS
STARESINTOSPACE
Fri 7/15/20059
SPANISHAMERICAN
NATIONALAVERAGE
IWANNABESEDATED
PSTIRISTOSS
BALTPIPE
ESAIMALADPI
LANDOCALRISSIAN
INTERNALAUDITOR
TESTSONESMETTLE
ERYETDSBOOM
CREWTOBY
MILOTHUREMU
ANIMALPRESERVES
ITSAZOOOUTTHERE
NOTSOLDINSTORES
Fri 5/20/20059
AGREETODISAGREE
DRIVEONETODRINK
DOMESTICSCIENCE
SWANICKEGGS
CEESTU
BUBBADOWSTAG
ATEENAGERINLOVE
GIRLSCOUTLEADER
ELECTRICALSTORM
LEAHENETESTY
MSGGPS
CODEALASWIM
COMERAINORSHINE
IWOULDNTBETONIT
CLOSEONESEYESTO
Fri 7/23/20049
DETROITMICHIGAN
ITSAFREECOUNTRY
MAKEAMENTALNOTE
ELSNASUSCSET
ESTES
ASTSTANHAIM
CHARLOTTEBRONTE
TAKEITORLEAVEIT
ACEUPONESSLEEVE
SKIPEASELED
SKEDS
AMIINEBAMASU
SATELLITESTATES
ATEENAGERINLOVE
STARSINONESEYES
Sat 2/14/20049
FLIESATHALFMAST
LOSTONESBALANCE
ADLAIESTEVENSON
TEASETSLISTENS
WENHOLEE
POPULACE
AMERICANSPANISH
RESIDENTIALAREA
CROSSREACTIVITY
PASSESAS
FANGLIKE
IFORONEANILIDE
ALBERTALLIGATOR
TEETERTOTTERING
SALESASSISTANTS
Fri 1/9/200410
ASOLDASTHEHILLS
WORDONTHESTREET
INALLDIRECTIONS
NATLYNEEPS
GREGGAPHAAS
ISRDRAMBLT
GIFTCERTIFICATE
IVEGOTAHEADACHE
GASOLINESTATION
ONTDEANESE
TASSTEARAGA
TADELKEMOS
DAVIDANDGOLIATH
ONCEINALIFETIME
HERBALMEDICINES
Fri 12/13/200210
CARDIGANSWEATER
CLEAREDONESNAME
LOVEMEORLEAVEME
ENEARPSSIBYL
FELTTENSLOSS
OILLII
TRANSITIVEVERBS
SATELLITERADIOS
EMERALDEARRINGS
IERAYN
CRUDEDAMASPS
AESOPTIPSARI
STUDIOAUDIENCES
TARGETPRACTICES
EXPERTTESTIMONY
Fri 6/21/200210
SHAKEDOWNCRUISE
COMETOTHERESCUE
APPRENTICESHIPS
LIESETWOE
ENDTORESDRAMA
ARAZEENAB
DOLLARDIPLOMACY
ELECTRONICGAMES
SENSEOFFAIRNESS
NODZOADES
ASSOCRNASEGAL
PISDDSETO
PATENTMEDICINES
AMANCALLEDHORSE
MISSOTISREGRETS
Fri 6/22/200110
OPTICALACTIVITY
KEEPATADISTANCE
APASSAGETOINDIA
YSLKTELSSE
SISIRAJSTLO
DJSIOUSAID
AGREETODISAGREE
CLOSEONESEYESTO
HEATPROSTRATION
OARSEULSHA
ONKPRAMTAFT
AMPMOOGPRO
SUPPLEMENTATION
ITSALLINTHEGAME
BETWEENTHELINES
Fri 2/2/20019
COLLECTIONPLATE
AHOOSIERHOLIDAY
IMPROVEONNATURE
NYSENEONLOS
NAMESOTT
RPMTOMHADA
ELABORATEDETAIL
POTENTIALENERGY
OPTICALILLUSION
GELSNEDARN
APEROSES
ELOTACOABBA
PERSONALOPINION
PUTONESFOOTDOWN
STOPSTHEPRESSES
Fri 9/29/200010
BLANKETPOLICIES
NATIONALHOLIDAY
AIRCONDITIONERS
IDIEIAGOCANT
ROSHECH
STAKETAXIJAN
ESCALATORCLAUSE
GARRISONKEILLOR
ADELAIDESLAMENT
RIDNCOSTAPES
PTSTAME
ACNEBRNODRUM
THEDETROITLIONS
YOURFEETSTOOBIG
ACROSSTHESTREET
Fri 6/30/200010
DEVELOPMENTAREA
EDITORIALCOLUMN
SIDEWALKARTISTS
CEESTOESSESE
BETADST
FOAMCOOTMOM
LOSTOPPORTUNITY
ACTIVEINTERESTS
WAITINGFORGODOT
SLAEASEENOS
ISLSASS
SCANESPYGAGA
CONCESSIONAIRES
ARTUROTOSCANINI
RAISESONESHOPES
Fri 5/19/20009
WEATHERFORECAST
INTERNALREVENUE
MARKETGARDENERS
PTAREMINONET
SESEENCTRY
XRAYACT
CHOCOLATEMOUSSE
AIREDALETERRIER
SCALENETRIANGLE
SOIENSE
TISSGTDRAB
ANAISROTHOLE
BALTIMOREORIOLE
UPPERCASELETTER
STARSINONESEYES

12 Quadruple-Doubles

These grids have four sets of stacked 15s — two Across and two Down.

Fri 4/24/20158
CATALPAPOLYSCI
TURNEDTHEHEATON
STINKSTANKSTUNK
CONESERMASCDS
AMISONKEYSKIT
NATLADENLETME
STRESSEDVETOER
IODATECANTON
OCTETSCONTENTS
AWOLSDAMESESE
RELSFAVESPSAS
LAUKINERMARIA
OPENTOCRITICISM
CONFERENCETABLE
KNELLEDAMASSES
Fri 3/15/20138
EGOTISTONMERIT
LOVEMEORLEAVEME
AVERAGEAMERICAN
SERAMANORLAGO
TREHERDSHOPIN
INSTANTSFAMINE
NOTWITHMULETAS
RIOTSPINENUT
MCMIIGUNKYLIC
ELANAREASPAVE
NITBLOBSRATEL
INIMICALSERINE
STOODONONESTOES
CONNIVESAGAINST
INSANERMATISSE
Fri 7/27/20128
PEPCIDLACERATE
APASSAGETOINDIA
DISPUTEDBORDERS
USTAARIANELEE
ATONEMENTSSAMI
NERMINTSICIAN
MAPONTOCREDIT
SOLATESPHONENO
ILENESSOONEST
DOPEDDENSELET
EGISCENTERLANE
WISLEADINOMAN
ACTSINDIFFERENT
YALTACONFERENCE
SLEETINGWASTED
Fri 3/2/20128
KIMSHAKESSTP
RADIOTELESCOPES
ETERNALOPTIMIST
SINAIGHIAART
TETNCAATHRASH
BITEROREOLOO
SAFEALEEYESNO
KRISHNAFEASTED
ITCHYOTICTASS
THAPESOREAIM
SETSONPLUSREI
DIYGATEPACTS
MOONLIGHTSONATA
NONCONTIGUOUSLY
ORSWESSONTEE
Sat 1/7/20128
RESCUEDCATBOAT
EXTENSIONCOURSE
DEADASADOORNAIL
TRYASLETONLAE
ICERBETELSETS
DIDSECTSCCXII
ESTIMATESERACS
EHLERSBIREME
SMELLSWENTWILD
TACITVANESNEW
ECONDESEXCAPA
PHUOUTOFMOTHY
DIRTYPOLITICIAN
ANSWEREDTONOONE
DEEPREDSONANTS
Sat 8/7/20108
ASPIRESGAROTTE
CULTUREVULTURES
CREASERESISTANT
URALMASTSENYA
SOSHIPTOKASEM
AGEMATESBITMAP
LATIMESMADEIRA
TAXESPARINGS
TEKELWONKSREO
AMESCALLSMANN
BOALALLYMATTE
ITSALULUWIRIER
THEROSETTASTONE
HEARSAYEVIDENCE
ARTSALESTOSSEL
Fri 6/4/20108
MATSSWAYZEMIA
ALITTLELEARNING
COMPAREDAGAINST
TEAMDOHSPITS
MOOTEDCESAR
INFRUFFLESTUN
MODSMORANSUMO
ONEGPLANTOREL
SEPTSINGAXENO
ASABOOZEUPCTS
PREENREMAPS
ALTARCBSKAMA
PAUSEFORAMOMENT
STRETCHERBEARER
EEESCOTIASALE
Fri 2/5/20108
TEATROSWEDIDIT
ONCEINALIFETIME
STREETMUSICIANS
SEOULOPELSLOT
INSPAVOTEASTI
NTSADANORUNIN
GETTHEREBORING
CHAMPSBRYANT
GOESATLOOKSEES
ORBEDSAYTOORI
ODORRETCHINES
DIRROLEOANEST
MADEAMENTALNOTE
ELEPHANTTRAINER
NERISSASCREEDS
Fri 9/4/20098
RIPSAWSBATTEAU
ANTIDEPRESSANTS
ISOLATIONBOOTHS
LULLSCODASROT
CRESNUKEDNEUE
ARMHOLEDCOPSE
REASONEDNEURAL
CITIESSENSEN
ATCOSTNINTENDO
TISNTMODESEAR
LOYEPOSESMUNI
UNSSALADTARDE
NATIONALIZATION
CREASERESISTANT
HYMNALSHASSLES
Sat 3/28/20098
HUSSEINBRAVOED
INTERNALREVENUE
SCARLETTANAGERS
PONTEACSSAMOS
ENDSALOISNOPE
EDOSPILLITMER
DINETTESNOMEAT
TORIESSUSANN
SINGERBISCOTTI
EOESAGETEAPHR
ANSALAMESULEE
MATEDTIRONEAL
ALOTONONESPLATE
PLEASURECRUISES
SYSTEMSTASTERS
Wed 7/16/20088
THREEMENINABOAT
HORNSOFADILEMMA
URSUSTMENBEAK
MTRAISESPONTI
BOLEYNSIPTN
NNEENSTATEREG
AHADEPOSITERL
IERRURALMOI
LANMERRIERAFB
SRSCATERTOICE
KSCARTAILOR
EATINSCRODSUT
TWOSOPIEHOURI
CHOCOLATEMOUSSE
HONORARYDEGREES
Fri 12/2/20058
ATWTATIPMANES
DRESSREHEARSALS
MISAPPROPRIATES
INTROSPAMBICS
TIEISEEEPCOT
TRULYSADANRA
URNSNEONREAIM
NOODLESNORELCO
ITMAYSPAROPTS
TOEITERCACAO
LLANOOLAFSAW
SUEDPITALOTSA
HETEROSEXUALITY
INTELLIGENCEMEN
VEERSNEROSERE

15 Grids with ten or more 15-letter answers

There are different strategies for maximizing the number of grid-spanning answers. This section has the grids with the most 15s, whether stacked or not. Click here for a longer list (eight 15s or more.)

12 or more 15-letter answers:

Fri 5/24/201312
ASBIGHSTTOPUP
STOREOOHHYENA
HASANINTERESTIN
IRTELKSOSROD
PROCRASTINATING
NEAOZSHEF
GASOLINESTATION
MATEKETARERA
CARELESSABANDON
ATEHITDEF
RANACLOSESECOND
ENGTORMASROO
TOLERANCELEVELS
ALEXIARNROSIE
PERECTOTTATER
Fri 10/30/200912
FRANCFINGOTTA
TORAHINAOTHER
ONEMOMENTINTIME
RDACALINERPS
DOODOODOODOODOO
FILCENVIG
THESAHARADESERT
OOXTEPLERNON
DUPLEXAPARTMENT
EEKCANHER
STRAITISTHEGATE
OATSATHALTOI
SWIMSUITEDITION
ANSAEEDMNOONE
DYERSSSSERNES

11:

Fri 9/9/201111
FISHERMANSWHARF
ALTERNATEROUTES
CLASSACTIONSUIT
EGGREGNCO
TOSSINONESSLEEP
ILLAPE
SCARLETTANAGERS
HAREBRAINEDIDEA
INONESSPARETIME
PASTISTIN
SLEEPLESSNIGHTS
LOAATO
ASBUSYASABEAVER
STATEUNIVERSITY
UNDERPARISSKIES

10:

Fri 10/21/201610
MEASURINGSTICKS
IAPPRECIATETHAT
STRAITOFMESSINA
HOOTSSTEALLEX
ANNSAYMADD
NAEOBI
TOTALITARIANISM
ICOULDEATAHORSE
PURSUETHEMATTER
SLEEPLESSNIGHTS
ITAORO
OMANTETASS
APBWOMENPILOT
LAIDITONTHELINE
INTERESTRATECAP
TESTEDTHEWATERS
Sat 4/28/201210
CHOCOLATEMOUSSE
EATONESHEARTOUT
NURSECLINICIANS
TSOHASMAC
OASISNITSARAS
REMSIDEPA
INTERNALAUDITOR
MAINTENANCEFREE
MAKEAMENTALNOTE
ICKENDTOO
EPICSTEESTAPH
UAEALEPEU
TAKENOPRISONERS
AHARDNUTTOCRACK
RAISESTHESTAKES
Fri 3/20/200910
CHATERDASASIF
COLATORCHUTNE
CHARACTERACTORS
POBOYTSOHOPES
ATEESSISM
ATMNTSASA
SOAKEDTOTHESKIN
ATSOMEOTHERTIME
FILLINTHEBLANKS
ENAHESGAT
MVPENTGUS
OLMOSCIROBESE
FEELINONESBONES
FIREFREERASAP
SASSCESTATERN
Fri 11/28/200810
OCHOSTHCIDOL
UNROBEHURMORE
SHIVERMETIMBERS
MEMVCRTAUS
CREATIVELICENSE
PSECSECYTAM
IRENENIAGOA
THECOSTOFLIVING
TOVTAIATIVE
OPESARICASE
PENTATONICSCALE
TONITELHES
STINGOPERATIONS
RIOTNEAIMGONE
ANNOSAMMINTY
Fri 1/12/200710
ISSUEAMANIFESTO
TRANSLITERATION
HOLDALLTHECARDS
ESSOAAHDELUDE
DYNESPST
BALLOLETHE
INAUGURATIONDAY
ACHILLESTENDONS
SERGEANTOROURKE
IGNISREFER
TNNNERDS
ROUTEDCOOIKON
ARTUROTOSCANINI
CASTIRONSKILLET
THOUSANDISLANDS
Fri 1/9/200410
ASOLDASTHEHILLS
WORDONTHESTREET
INALLDIRECTIONS
NATLYNEEPS
GREGGAPHAAS
ISRDRAMBLT
GIFTCERTIFICATE
IVEGOTAHEADACHE
GASOLINESTATION
ONTDEANESE
TASSTEARAGA
TADELKEMOS
DAVIDANDGOLIATH
ONCEINALIFETIME
HERBALMEDICINES
Fri 12/13/200210
CARDIGANSWEATER
CLEAREDONESNAME
LOVEMEORLEAVEME
ENEARPSSIBYL
FELTTENSLOSS
OILLII
TRANSITIVEVERBS
SATELLITERADIOS
EMERALDEARRINGS
IERAYN
CRUDEDAMASPS
AESOPTIPSARI
STUDIOAUDIENCES
TARGETPRACTICES
EXPERTTESTIMONY
Sat 8/17/200210
MAIDENMASKCAW
ADNEXAESTOOLA
DOMESTICPARTNER
ANISISHREAVES
MANNOTAESTE
SITSONONESHANDS
COLAICITOO
GLOBALECONOMIES
YENAVATRIO
MEDIEVALROMANCE
ISMEHOSEGOD
BETTOROOPSOLE
ALISTAIRMACLEAN
RIOEGOSCIARDI
TANRENEEGGSAC
Fri 6/21/200210
SHAKEDOWNCRUISE
COMETOTHERESCUE
APPRENTICESHIPS
LIESETWOE
ENDTORESDRAMA
ARAZEENAB
DOLLARDIPLOMACY
ELECTRONICGAMES
SENSEOFFAIRNESS
NODZOADES
ASSOCRNASEGAL
PISDDSETO
PATENTMEDICINES
AMANCALLEDHORSE
MISSOTISREGRETS
Fri 6/22/200110
OPTICALACTIVITY
KEEPATADISTANCE
APASSAGETOINDIA
YSLKTELSSE
SISIRAJSTLO
DJSIOUSAID
AGREETODISAGREE
CLOSEONESEYESTO
HEATPROSTRATION
OARSEULSHA
ONKPRAMTAFT
AMPMOOGPRO
SUPPLEMENTATION
ITSALLINTHEGAME
BETWEENTHELINES
Fri 9/29/200010
BLANKETPOLICIES
NATIONALHOLIDAY
AIRCONDITIONERS
IDIEIAGOCANT
ROSHECH
STAKETAXIJAN
ESCALATORCLAUSE
GARRISONKEILLOR
ADELAIDESLAMENT
RIDNCOSTAPES
PTSTAME
ACNEBRNODRUM
THEDETROITLIONS
YOURFEETSTOOBIG
ACROSSTHESTREET
Fri 6/30/200010
DEVELOPMENTAREA
EDITORIALCOLUMN
SIDEWALKARTISTS
CEESTOESSESE
BETADST
FOAMCOOTMOM
LOSTOPPORTUNITY
ACTIVEINTERESTS
WAITINGFORGODOT
SLAEASEENOS
ISLSASS
SCANESPYGAGA
CONCESSIONAIRES
ARTUROTOSCANINI
RAISESONESHOPES

Longer stacks

One way to avoid overused 15-letter stack entries is to make them longer. Here's what it looks like when 16-letter answers are stacked.

POW Fri 6/29/2018
BADABINGBADABOOM
IMAGINARYFRIENDS
DUKEOFWELLINGTON
ELOSOLTIBTEAM
TETEINNSTRES
STAGSNAENAEGTO
YAMSSLURPEES
SCIPIODISTRO
CASTLOTSRICH
APRSTEELEAARGH
RYANARESWERE
BETASRATIOSAC
TALENTMANAGEMENT
CRISTIANORONALDO
MASTERCONTROLLER
Fri 4/6/2018
HELICOPTERPARENT
ARUNFORONESMONEY
SONICDEPTHFINDER
PSATLEERYDODO
RIPENDAZE
SCRAPSMERCILESS
CLOTSLEVANTZEE
RAVEDELETESPOT
ERESEVERESTAUB
WARBABIESMEASLY
ROSAGEARS
ESMETROUTELMO
THATSWHATSHESAID
DOYOUWANTTODANCE
STANDINGOODSTEAD
POW Sat 2/10/2018
ORGANOCTALAMO
KOENIGWHATATRIP
SANCHOEATATHOME
ONEHALFREDEEMER
STOODUPASADA
ETRELPS
LINMANUELMIRANDA
INALLPROBABILITY
ZOMBIEAPOCALYPSE
DENSWAT
CHURNSWIFFER
RARAAVISSOLOCUP
ASIFTOSAYNICOLE
STATELINESEALER
HEHDESKSDLIST
Fri 5/1/2015
ESCAPEMECHANISMS
MONTECARLOCASINO
THESCARLETLETTER
SOTREEFSHUME
HATSPRAM
DONATEFEROCIOUS
ECOLIJULIETNTH
LEMONMERINGUEPIE
LASGASLOGPROLE
ANGELDUSTJOTTER
LEESPANE
DIALAKEEMOLD
ADRENALINEJUNKIE
METROPOLITANAREA
EASYTOUNDERSTAND
Fri 5/10/2013
RESTAINCOMETS
OSCARNODSOPAQUE
STORYBOOKBAKULA
YOWZAKNOWLEAST
ANSTRIBALAS
VONMSTNATS
LITTLELEAGUETEAM
ISTHATALLTHEREIS
BASEBALLDIAMONDS
ASNOAPUNYE
WASPAMFMSKG
ASHESSOAKACOAT
ISOMERATAGLANCE
TEJANOMOVIESETS
STINGYALLEGES