SPASM is an answer for the NYT Crossword puzzle. Here you can get the history and usage for SPASM in NYT Crossword from 1994.

This "SPASM" answer was first appeared in "15 Jun 1994" NYT Crossword for the hint of "Jerk (8)". It was authored by Thomas W. Schier. Recently, the "SPASM" answer has been used for "30 Nov 2023" NYT Crossword for the hint of "Sudden contraction". It was authored by Jeffrey Martinovic and Jeff Chen. In the NYT Crossword, this answer has been used most frequently for the hint: "Jerk (8)". "SPASM" appeared 58 times in Shortz Era puzzles. So lets take a look for clue and answer history of "SPASM" word.

Date Grid Clue Author
30 Nov 2023 25A Sudden contraction Jeffrey Martinovic and Jeff Chen
19 Feb 2023 97D Muscle contraction Rebecca Goldstein
11 Jul 2022 48D Twitch Roy Greim
23 Apr 2022 59A Twitch Matthew Stock
17 Jan 2022 53D Twitch Evan Mahnken
19 Jun 2021 51D Jerk Sophia Maymudes
6 Sep 2020 72A Muscle problem David Kwong
7 Feb 2020 48D Sudden movement Mary Lou Guizzo and Erik Agard
4 Jan 2020 26A Real jerk Adam Aaronson
1 Aug 2019 49D Uncontrolled jerk Patrick Merrell
5 Jul 2019 45D Back problem Freddie Cheng
23 Jun 2019 47A Paroxysm David Liben-Nowell and Victor Barocas
18 Nov 2018 42A Jerk Byron Walden and Joel Fagliano
22 Jul 2018 51D Big jerk Patrick Merrell
12 Sep 2017 40A Twitch Bruce Haight
14 Oct 2016 47A Fit Natan Last
26 Aug 2016 53A Knee jerk, perhaps Andrew Kingsley
18 Apr 2016 40D Jerk Janice Luttrell
13 Mar 2016 94A Convulsion Tom McCoy
14 Jul 2015 10D Twitch Kevin Christian and Brad Wilber
11 May 2015 68A Involuntary twitch Joe DiPietro
7 Dec 2014 26A Group of jerks Jeff Chen
1 May 2014 66A Fit Brandon Hensley
12 Jan 2014 96D Jerk Andrew Chaikin
17 Mar 2013 33D Jerk J. R. Leopold
12 Mar 2013 69A Hiccup, e.g. Bruce Sutphin and Neville Fogarty
13 Aug 2012 1D Involuntary twitch Gareth Bain
3 Jun 2012 88D Muscle woe Patrick Berry
25 Oct 2010 26A Tic Jonah Kagan
16 Jan 2010 1D Jerk Ned White
31 Mar 2009 65A More than a twitch Allan E. Parrish
1 Jan 2009 32D Tic Alan Arbesfeld
7 May 2008 5A Big jerk Richard Silvestri
21 Oct 2007 103D Charley horse, e.g. Brendan Emmett Quigley
9 Sep 2007 6A Twinge Patrick Berry
15 Aug 2007 26D Twitch Ray Fontenot
12 Nov 2006 50A Burst of energy Patrick Berry
19 Sep 2005 27D Twitch Timothy Powell
5 Jul 2004 49D Charley horse, e.g. Patrick Merrell
9 Sep 2003 13D Tic Robert Zimmerman
11 Jul 2003 6D Contraction Patrick Berry
13 Aug 2002 41D Fleeting muscle problem Robert Malinow
5 Mar 2002 5A Muscle contraction Marjorie Richter
3 Dec 2001 1A Involuntary twitch Nancy Salomon and Harvey Estes
25 Aug 2001 24A Burst Frank Longo
6 Mar 2001 1D Something beyond your control Ed Early
6 Nov 2000 12D Involuntary jerk Nancy Salomon and Bob Frank
3 Sep 2000 82D Shudder, e.g. David J. Kahn
28 Oct 1999 8A Sudden outburst Patrick D. Berry
14 Jul 1999 69A Jerk Nancy Salomon
30 Jun 1999 39A Paroxysm Manny Nosowsky
14 Dec 1997 48D Outburst Nancy Salomon
17 Jul 1997 34D Tic Wayne Robert Williams
12 Mar 1997 4A You can’t control it Brendan Emmett Quigley
20 Feb 1996 1A Twitch D. Trombley
31 Jul 1995 28A Muscle malady Elizabeth Gorski
17 Sep 1994 7A Throe Rich Norris
15 Jun 1994 1A Jerk Thomas W. Schier

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