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41 Shortz Era puzzles with unchecked squares in the grid

One of the "rules" of crosswords is that each white square must be checked. In other words, each is part of two answers, one across and one down. When that rule is broken, the results are often interesting. If you look closely at these puzzles, you'll realize that in most cases, every letter is indeed "checked," just not in the usual way.

The 4 most recent grids:

POW Wed 10/31/2018
SHAGAGASPTIFF
CUJOREVUERAIL
OLAFELENAOGLE
TAXLAWSKGBMOLE
ALERAP
NESTEGGVALETED
EREROOIVSELI
ADATOMDEAAFT
ROSEDOWELOBIT
SCENERHOBRINY
ROTARYCLUBS
PCPARAMAICCAR
AMEXTHEMEBURY
PONYRIGA
ANTZCRYPTATON
Thu 9/20/2018
MAMBAGLOTTIS
STAUBBOARHUNT
GODRYENSCONCE
MESSAGETRA
EMISLOBHED
TATAANAHEIMCA
CNBCSIDEROADS
ECGAEDWITH
INTERLCSAL
RATPOISONNABS
IGETIDEASSCOT
SRNAGESCUP
TIGSECTION
GOTORUINAMUCK
INONEACTLINEA
GYMSOCKENTRY
Thu 9/28/2017
EQUITABLEBOGGS
MULTIPLEXAROOM
TOTEMPOLEGIJOE
INSTARGOUDA
ATMTNTELMER
NRAODSREP
SITEIPO
EVENCANDYGNAW
LIFTETRE
MAREUSEUPTHAN
GINPONZIGEL
PASTDIGINOLES
AMBERALEASIAGO
NEEKTELTONKAS
TSEOEDSANGELO
Thu 1/19/2017
SHOCKSSMUTTY
TOUPEESTEATREE
ARTIESTOXTAILS
RRRPESPTTEL
DIETAEROSPOPE
OFASPITANOT
MICHAELHOPPERS
CHECKEREDPAST
THECOMETS
VCRAHBOSMOP
IHOPSABRATOLL
CAMTSYNPIDA
ALAMODEICETRAY
RENAMESNORIEGA
STOPBYGUSSET

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DateAuthorTitle
Wed Oct 31, 2018Bruce Haight
Thu Sep 20, 2018Sam Ezersky
Thu Sep 28, 2017Joe Krozel
Thu Jan 19, 2017Jacob Stulberg
Thu Nov 17, 2016Timothy Polin and Joe Krozel
Sun Jul 24, 2016David SteinbergOUT OF THIS WORLD
Sun Feb 14, 2016Mary Lou GuizzoALL YOU NEED
Fri Dec 25, 2015Mary Lou Guizzo and Jeff Chen
Thu Nov 12, 2015David Kwong
Fri Oct 16, 2015Joe Krozel
Wed Oct 14, 2015Joel Fagliano
Wed Jan 7, 2015Greg Johnson
Sun Sep 7, 2014Tracy Gray and Jeff ChenALL-ENCOMPASSING
Sun May 11, 2014Peter A. CollinsFOR MOTHER
Wed Nov 20, 2013Peter A. Collins
Thu Aug 29, 2013Timothy Polin
Thu May 9, 2013Patrick Merrell
Thu Jan 17, 2013Milo Beckman
Tue Sep 25, 2012Ian Livengood
Wed Jun 27, 2012Mike Buckley
Thu May 17, 2012Joe Krozel
Thu Apr 5, 2012Elizabeth C. Gorski
Fri Jan 27, 2012Joe Krozel
Fri Oct 21, 2011Patrick Berry
Wed May 4, 2011Jeff Chen
Sun Feb 27, 2011Peter A. CollinsV-2
Thu Jul 22, 2010Jeremy Horwitz
Thu May 27, 2010Josh Knapp
Thu Mar 18, 2010Daniel A. Finan
Sun Dec 27, 2009Elizabeth C. GorskiTOASTING THE NEW YEAR
Sat Mar 7, 2009Joe Krozel
Thu Nov 22, 2007Oliver Hill
Sun Apr 30, 2006Elizabeth C. GorskiLIGHT THINKING
Thu Nov 10, 2005Lee Glickstein and Craig Kasper
Tue Nov 2, 2004Patrick Merrell
Mon Mar 15, 2004Patrick Merrell
Sun Mar 16, 2003Elizabeth C. GorskiWORKS LIKE A CHARM!
Thu Nov 7, 2002Patrick Merrell
Thu Nov 29, 2001Patrick Merrell
Sat Oct 27, 2001Trip Payne
Thu Feb 2, 1995Bob and Sharon Klahn

Pre-Shortz puzzles with unchecked squares

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