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December 2023
Clue: Dating guide for woodsy types?.................TREERINGS
Constructor: Paul Coulter; Editor: David Steinberg
Universal (Sunday), Sunday, December 10, 2023


November 2023
Clue: Film that shows where not to swim?..........PONDSCUM
Constructor: Eric Agard; Editor: Liz Maynes-Aminzade
The New Yorker, Wednesday, November 15, 2023


October 2023
Clue: Head covering?..........................................TOILETSEAT
Constructor: Ryan McCarty; Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Saturday, October 28, 2023


September 2023
Clue: Draft document?........................................BARMENU
Constructor/Editor: Evan Birnholz
Evan Birnholz's Washington Post Crossword, Sunday, September 3, 2023


August 2023
Clue: Heads outside?..........................................PORTAPOTTIES
Constructor: Rafael Musa; Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Friday, August 25, 2023


July 2023
Clue: Mean guy?.................................................AVERAGEJOE
Constructor: Erik Agard; Editor: Liz Maynes-Aminzade
The New Yorker, Tuesday, July 4, 2023


June 2023
Clue: Made a cheeky call.....................................BUTTDIALED
Constructor: Rafael Musa; Editor:
David Steinberg
Universal, Sunday, June 11, 2023


May 2023
Clue: Noise before a break-in............................AHEM
Constructor: Tom Pepper & C.C. Burnikel; Editor:
Patti Varol
LAT, Saturday, May 27, 2023


April 2023
Clue: Coaches for benched players?..................PIANOTEACHERS
Constructor: Elizabeth C Gorski; Editor:
Liz Maynes-Aminzade
The New Yorker, Thursday, April 20, 2023


March 2023
Clue: Middle management successes.................SCULPTEDABS
Constructor: Stella Zawistowski; Editor: Stanley Newman
Newsday, Saturday, March 18, 2023


February 2023
Clue: Something that guarantees you'll come

out on top?........................................................ROGAINE
Constructor: Trent Evan; Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Saturday, February 25, 2023


January 2023
Clue: Try to stay safe ........................................SLIDE
Constructors: Jessie & Ross Trudeau; Editor: David Steinberg
Universal (Sunday), Sunday, January 15, 2023


November 2022
Clue: Port authorities.........................................WINESNOBS
Constructors: Simon Marotte; Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Friday, November 25, 2022


October 2022
Clue: Small wing nut..........................................LEPIDOPTERIST
Constructors: Matthew Stock & Pravan Chakravarthy; Editor: Patti Varol
LAT, Saturday, October 1, 2022


September 2022
Clue: Lose contact with one's roots?.................GOBALD
Constructor: Trip Payne; Editor: Mike Shenk
WSJ, Tuesday, September 20, 2022


August 2022
Clue: This answer often has more than seven
letters...............................................................MAILBOX
Constructor/Editor: Evan Birnholz
Evan Birnholz's Washington Post Crossword, Sunday, August 14, 2022


July 2022
Clue: Dancer's landing pad...............................ROOF
Constructors: Lisa Senzel & Jeff Chen; Editor: Mike Shenk
WSJ, Saturday, July 9, 2022


June 2022
Clue: Good or bad vacuum review?..................SUCKS
Constructors: Parker Higgins & Ross Trudeau; Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Thursday, June 16, 2022


May 2022
Clue: Game where you can play rough but
you can't play fair?..........................................WORDLE
Constructor: Aimee Lucido; Editor: Liz Maynes-Aminzade
The New Yorker, Tuesday, May 3, 2022


April 2022
Clue: Mystery that may have a stirring
message?........................................................SECRETRECIPE
Constructor: Robyn Weintraub; Editor: Patti Varol
LAT, Saturday, April 23, 2022


March 2022
Clue: What may help with bed-wetting?.........GARDENHOSE
Constructor: Robyn Weintraub; Editor: Liz Maynes-Aminzade
The New Yorker, Friday, March 25, 2022


February 2022
Clue: Game measured by its number of
points..............................................................ELK
Constructor: August Miller; Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Thursday, February 10, 2022


January 2022
Clue: Ones taking advantage of suckers to
get by?............................................................OCTOPI
Constructors: Christina Iverson & Jeff Chen; Editor: Rich Norris
LAT, Friday, January 7, 2022


December 2021
Clue: Launches toward Venus?......................SERVES
Constructor/Editor: Brendan Emmett Quigley
Brendan Emmett Quigley Puzzles, Monday, December 6, 2021


November 2021
Clue: Duck call?...............................................LOOKOUT
Constructor: Jack Murtagh; Editor: Peter Gordon
Fireball, Thursday, November 4, 2021


October 2021
Clue: It's worn while making doughnuts?......TIRETREAD
Constructor: Patrick Berry; Editor: Liz Maynes-Aminzade
The New Yorker, Monday, October 4, 2021


September 2021
Clue: Chemistry test?....................................DATE
Constructor: Pam Klawitter; Editor: David Steinberg
Universal Sunday, September 5, 2021


August 2021
Clue: Suitable-sounding name for a kid on

Santa's naughty list?.....................................COLE
Constructor: Ashish Vengsarkar; Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Thursday, August 26, 2021


July 2021
Clue: Aide in getting high?.............................SHERPA
Constructor: Malaika Handa; Editor: Matt Gaffney
MGWCC, Saturday, July 10, 2021


June 2021
Clue: Bad spot for a date?.............................PIMPLE
Constructor: Peter Wentz; Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Saturday, June 5, 2021


May 2021
Clue: Time travelers of a sort.........................MINUTEHANDS
Constructor: Greg Johnson; Editor: Stanley Newman
Newsday, Saturday, May 1, 2021


April 2021
Clue: Appropriate name for that woman's husband? HERMAN
Constructor: Kate Hawkins; Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Friday, April 30, 2021


March 2021
Clue: Safe kind of job?..................................HEIST
Constructor: Caitlin Reid; Editor: Liz Maynes-Aminzade
The New Yorker, Friday, March 12, 2021


February 2021
Clue: One who won't take just any cab........WINESNOB
Constructor: Wyna Liu; Editor: Liz Maynes-Aminzade
The New Yorker, Wednesday, February 10, 2021


January 2021
Clue: Some “M*A*S*H” characters...............ASTERISKS
Constructor: Joe Deeney; Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Saturday, January 2, 2021


December 2020
Clue: Center of a circle or square, maybe......STATUE
Constructor: Damon Gulczynski; Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Friday, December 18, 2020


November 2020
Clue: Final exam?..........................................AUTOPSY
Constructors: Kameron Austin Collins & Paolo Pasco; Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Saturday, November 7, 2020


October 2020
Clue: Navel base..........................................ABDOMEN
Constructor: Alex Eaton-Salners; Editor: Mike Shenk
WSJ, Thursday, October 1, 2020


September 2020
Clue: Head for the backcountry?..................OUTHOUSE
Constructors/Editors: Amy Schecter and Christina Iverson
Inkubator, Friday, September 11, 2020


August 2020
Clue: Cultural center?..................................BIOLAB
Constructor: Greg Johnson; Editor: Stanley Newman
Newsday, Saturday, August 8, 2020


July 2020
Clue: Grounds crew?...................................BARISTAS
Constructor/Editor: Patrick Berry
The New Yorker, Monday, July 13, 2020


June 2020
Clue: Undercover asset?.............................MATTRESSPAD
Constructors/Editor: Erik Agard
The New Yorker, Friday, June 5, 2020


May 2020
Clue: Toast words?......................................IMAGONER
Constructors: Erik Agard & Leslie Rogers; Editor: Rich Norris
LAT, Saturday, May 16, 2020


April 2020
Clue: Flight simulator?..................................STAIRMASTER
Constructor: Andrew Ries; Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Saturday, April 25, 2020


March 2020
Clue: One with savings accounts?................HERO
Constructor/Editor: Evan Birnholz
Evan Birnholz's Washington Post Crossword, Sunday, March 1, 2020


February 2020
Clue: See the seasons pass quickly?............BINGEWATCH
Constructor: Aimee Lucido; Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Friday, February 28, 2020


January 2020
Clue: Makes even more gross?.....................GETSARAISE
Constructor: Evan Kalish; Editor: Rich Norris
LAT, Saturday, January 25, 2020


December 2019
Clue: Ring in one's ears................................CROPCIRCLE
Constructor: Ed Sessa; Editor: Rich Norris
LAT, Saturday, December 14, 2019


November 2019
Clue: Marine mollusk exoskeleton vendor,
in a tongue twister.......................................SHE
Constructor: Robyn Weintraub; Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Friday, November 1, 2019


October 2019
Clue: Lab assistant, maybe?........................GUIDEDOG
Constructor: Andy Kravis; Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Friday, October 11, 2019


September 2019
Clue: Rock formation?..................................FIST
Constructor/Editor: Evan Birnholz
Evan Birnholz's Washington Post Crossword, Sunday, September 8, 2019


August 2019
Clue: Locks that might not be totally secure?........TOUPEE
Constructor: Andrew Ries; Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Friday, August 2, 2019


July 2019
Clue: Lose one's ability to get a part?........GOBALD
Constructor: Evan Kalish; Editor: Mike Shenk
WSJ, Thursday, July 7, 2019


June 2019
Clue: Something relatively complicated?....FAMILYTREE
Constructor: Robyn Weintraub; Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Friday, June 21, 2019


May 2019
Clue: Invasive plant?.................................ENEMYSPY
Constructor: Sam Ezersky; Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Friday, May 31, 2019


April 2019
Clue: Father figure?...................................DADBOD
Constructor: Will Nediger; Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Sunday, April 14, 2019


March 2019
Clue: Couple hanging out in hip joints?.....FEMURS
Constructor: Alex Eaton-Salners; Editor: Peter Gordon
Fireball Crossword, Wednesday, March 6, 2019


February 2019
Clue: Like a full-moon viewing?.................OBSCENE
Constructor/Editor: Evan Birnholz
Evan Birnholz's Washington Post Crossword, Sunday, February 10, 2019


January 2019
Clue: Times when people look their best........EYETESTS
Constructor/Editor: Brendan Emmett Quigley
Brendan Emmett Quigley Puzzles, Monday, January 21, 2019


December 2018
Clue: Hoer?...............................................SANTA
Constructor: Jack Murtagh; Editor: Mike Shenk
Wall Street Journal, Thursday, December 6, 2018


November 2018
Clue: Monitor of net income?.....................GOALIE
Constructor: David Alfred Bywaters; Editor: Mike Shenk
Wall Street Journal, Saturday, November 17, 2018


October 2018
Clue: Items you might travel with..............BASKETBALLS
Constructor/Editor: Patrick Berry
New Yorker, Monday, October 1, 2018


September 2018
Clue: Slip of the pen..................................ESCAPE
Constructor: Kyle Dolan; Editor: Mike Shenk
Wall Street Journal, Saturday, September 9, 2018


August 2018
Clue: It's no six-pack, ironically..................BEERBELLY
Constructor: Damon Gulczynski; Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Friday, August 10, 2018


July 2018
Clue: What you might charge for a ride......TESLA
Constructors Natan Last, Andy Kravis, & the JASA Crossword Class
Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Saturday, July 28, 2018


June 2018
Clue: Story that's often scary.....................ATTIC
Constructor: Samuel A Donaldson; Editor: Mike Shenk
Wall Street Journal, Saturday, June 2, 2018


May 2018
Clue: Joint proposal?..................................ESCAPEPLAN
Constructor/Editor: Patrick Berry
The New Yorker, Monday, May 14, 2018


April 2018
Clue: Good name for a pet iguana..............LIZ
Constructor/Editor: Peter Gordon and Kevin Lumpkin
Fireball Newsflash Crosswords, Friday, April 20, 2018


March 2018
Clue: Place to get delivery instructions?.....LAMAZECLASS
Constructor: Jeffrey Wechsler; Editor: Rich Norris
LAT, Wednesday, March 28, 2018


February 2018
Clue: Ordered take-out?............................MOBHIT
Constructor/Editor: Will Nediger
bewilderingly.blogspot.com, February 5, 2018


January 2018
Clue: Declaration from a poker-playing
origami artist?............................................IFOLD
Constructor/Editor: Elizabeth C Gorski
Crossword Nation, Tuesday, January 30, 2018


December 2017
Clue: Mass consumption?...........................WAFERS
Constructor: Damien Peterson; Editor: Mike Shenk
Wall Street Journal, Thursday, December 7, 2017


November 2017
Clue: Good name for a funeral director?.....MORT
Constructor: Eric Agard; Editor: Rich Norris
LAT, Sunday, November 26, 2017


October 2017
Clue: Pit-y party?........................................BBQ
Constructor: Sam Ezersky; Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Saturday, October 14, 2017


September 2017
Clue: Components of ranch dressing?........STETSONS
Constructor: 'Marie Kelly'; Editor: Mike Shenk
Wall Street Journal, Friday, September 8, 2017


August 2017
Clue: Toy used on flights?...........................SLINKY
Constructor: Jeffrey Wechsler; Editor: Rich Norris
LA Times, Friday, August 28, 2017


July 2017
Clue: Seat in a British pub?..........................ARSE
Constructor/Editor: Evan Birnholz
Evan Birnholz's Washington Post Crossword, Sunday, July 2, 2017


June 2017
Clue: Domestic flap?.....................................DOGDOOR
Constructor: David Alfred Bywaters; Editor: Mike Shenk
Wall Street Journal, Wednesday, June 28, 2017


May 2017
Clue: Diamond mine?....................................IGOTIT
Constructor: Sam Donaldson; Editor: Rich Norris
LA Times, Friday, May 26, 2017


April 2017
Clue: Arcade game consumer.......................PACMAN
Constructor/Editor: Evan Birnholz
Evan Birnholz's Washington Post Crossword, Sunday, April 23, 2017


March 2017
Clue: Scatter in record stores?.....................ELLA
Constructor: Clive Probert; Editor: Mike Shenk
Wall Street Journal, Wednesday, March 8, 2017


February 2017
Clue: Rule broken by deities?.......................IBEFOREE
Constructor: Julian Lim; Editor: Rich Norris
LA Times, Saturday, February 25, 2017


January 2017
Clue: They're going places?.........................TOILETS
Constructor/Editor: Elizabeth C Gorski
Crossword Nation, Tuesday, January 31, 2017


December 2016
Clue: Lab coat?............................................DOGHAIR
Constructor/Editor: Evan Birnholz
Evan Birnholz's Washington Post Crossword, Sunday, December 25, 2016


November 2016
Clue: Struggle with hopelessness?...............LISP
Constructor/Editor: Brendan Emmett Quigley
brendanemmetquigley.com, Monday, November 14, 2016


October 2016
Clue: Unhand or disarm?................................MAIM
Constructor: James Mulhern, Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Saturday, October 22, 2016


September 2016
Clue: Lemon aid?............................................TOW
Constructor/Editor: Elizabeth C Gorski
Crossword Nation, Tuesday, September 6, 2016


August 2016
Clue: Change out of an old pair of pants?......FOUNDMONEY
Constructor: Neville Fogarty, Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Wednesday, August 3, 2016


July 2016
Clue: Boxing ring?...........................................BLACKEYE
Constructor: Josh Knapp, Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Saturday, July 9, 2016


June 2016
Clue: Tender towards one's exes?..................ALIMONIES
Constructors: Byron Walden & Brad Wilbur, Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Saturday, June 4, 2016


May 2016
Clue: Support for a movement?......................TOILETSEAT
Constructor/Editor: Peter Gordon
Fireball Crossword, Thursday, May 12, 2016


April 2016
Clue: Earthling who grew up near Venus?.....SERENA
Constructor/Editor: Evan Birnholz
Evan Birnholz's Washington Post Crossword, Sunday, April 10, 2016


March 2016
Clue: Lures for anglers...................................LAKES
Constructor: CC Burnikel, Editor: Rich Norris
LA Times, Thursday, March 10, 2016


February 2016
Clue: Carrier for bum wraps...........................DIAPERBAG
Constructor/Editor: Elizabeth C Gorski
Crossword Nation, Tuesday, February 23, 2016


January 2016
Clue: Mating situation....................................CHESSTOURNAMENT
Constructors: Doug Peterson & Patti Varol, Editor: Rich Norris
LA Times, Saturday, January 30, 2016


December 2015
Clue: Canniest, for instance...........................ANAGRAM
Constructor/Editor: Matt Jones
Jonesin' Crossword, Tuesday, December 15, 2015


November 2015
Clue: Drop, like flies?......................................UNZIP
Constructor: Ed Sessa, Editor: Will Shortz
NY Times, Thursday, November 26, 2015


October 2015
Clue: Walks on water?....................................PIERS
Constructor: Natalia Shore, Editor: Mike Shenk
Wall Street Journal, Saturday, October 10, 2015


September 2015
Clue: Rock alternative.....................................SCISSORS
Constructor/Editor: Peter Gordon
Fireball Crossword, Friday, September 25, 2015


August 2015
Clue: Friday series originally airing on
Thursday.........................................................DRAGNET
Constructor: Theresa Schmidt, Editor: Mike Shenk
Wall Street Journal, Friday, August 21, 2015


July 2015
Clue: 50 or more people?................................AARP
Constructors: Ellen Leuschner & Jeff Chen, Editor: Will Shortz
NY Times, Sunday, July 26, 2015


June 2015
Clue: Bangs on the head?...............................HAIR
Constructor: Melanie Miller, Editor: Rich Norris
LA Times, Sunday, June 14, 2015


May 2015
Clue: Exhibitionists?........................................CURATORS
Constructor: Barry Silk, Editor: Will Shortz
NY Times, Saturday, May 2, 2015


April 2015
Clue: Pen that's no longer used......................ALCATRAZ
Constructor: David Phillips, Editor: Will Shortz
NY Times, Friday, April 10, 2015


March 2015
Clue: It reveals character flaws.......................SPELLCHECK
Constructor: Frank Longo, Editor: Peter Gordon
The Post Puzzler No. 256, Sunday, March 1, 2015


February 2015
Clue: Site of unexpected change?...................SOFA
Constructor: Paul Coulter, Editor: Rich Norris
LA Times, Friday, February 6, 2015


January 2015
Clue: Pen output, with or without its first
letter................................................................OINK
Constructor: Marie Kelly, Editor: Mike Shenk
Wall Street Journal, Friday, January 9, 2015


December 2014
Clue: Pack animal?...........................................JOECAMEL
Constructor: Brad Wilber & Doug Peterson; Editor: Will Shortz
NY Times, Friday, December 19, 2014


November 2014
Clue: Call from the rear?..................................BUTTDIAL
Constructor: Kevin Christian; Editor: Will Shortz
NY Times, Friday, November 21, 2014


October 2014
Clue: Animal attacked by bats?........................PINATA
Constructor: Patrick Berry; Editor: Peter Gordon
The Post Puzzler No. 238, Sunday, October 26, 2014


September 2014
Clue: Use of a two-digit confirmation code?.....PINKYSWEAR
Constructor: James Mulhern; Editor: Will Shortz
NY Times, Saturday, September 6, 2014


August 2014
Clue: Brother in the hood?...............................MONK
Constructor: Jeffrey Harris; Editor: Peter Gordon
The Post Puzzler No. 226, 8/3/14


July 2014
Clue: Minor documents?...................................FAKEIDS
Constructor: David Steinberg; Editor: Will Shortz
NY Times, 7/5/14


June 2014
Clue: Coverage providers after a recession? ..HAIRPIECES
Constructor: Doug Peterson; Editor: Peter Gordon
The Post Puzzler No. 218, 6/8/14


May 2014
Clue: Places where pants are usually worn? ..KNEES
Constructor/Editor: Randall J Hartman
CrosSynergy/Washington Post, 5/8/14


April 2014
Clue: Heads for the woods? .........................OUTHOUSES
Constructors: Mary Lou Guizzo and Jeff Chen; Editor: Will Shortz
NY Times, 4/17/14


March 2014
Clue: One controlling drones ........................BEEKEEPER
Constructor: Ed Sessa; Editor: Will Shortz
NY Times, 3/15/14


February 2014
Clue: Poke fun at big hair? ...........................TEASE
Constructor/Editor: Elizabeth C Gorski
Crossword Nation, 2/4/14


January 2014
Clue: Touching scene at an airport? .............PATDOWN
Constructor: Kyle Dolan; Editor: Will Shortz
NY Times, 1/4/14


December 2013
Clue: Fryer seen at a cookout? ....................BUGZAPPER
Constructor: James Mulham; Editor: Will Shortz
NY Times, 12/7/13


November 2013
Clue: Take inventory ....................................SHOPLIFT
Constructor: Barry C Silk; Editor: Rich Norris
LA Times, 11/2/13


October 2013
Clue: Person who pedals stolen goods? ......BIKETHIEF
Constructor/Editor: Matt Jones
Jonesin' Crossword, 10/15/13


September 2013
Clue: Overhang, in a sports bar? .................BEERGUT
Constructor: Ian Livengood/Editor: Mike Shenk
Wall Street Journal, 9/20/13


August 2013
Clue: Essential part of Caesar dressing? .....TOGA
Constructor/Editor: Merl Reagle
Merl Reagle's Sunday Crossword, 8/4/13


July 2013
Clue: Having no fear of commitment? ..........SANE
Constructor: Doug Peterson; Editor: Peter Gordon
The Post Puzzler No. 172, 7/21/13


June 2013
Clue: Org. with hookers? .............................PGA
Constructor/Editor: Patrick Blindauer
PatrickBlindauer.com, 6/1/13


May 2013
Clue: Render powerless? ............................UNPLUG
Constructor: Marti DuGuay-Carpenter; Editor: Rich Norris
LA Times, 5/8/13


April 2013
Clue: Try to see the present? ......................UNWRAP
Constructor: Loren Smith; Editor: Patrick Berry
The Chronicle of Higher Education, 4/19/13


March 2013
Clue: Pain in the rear? .................................BACKSEATDRIVER
Constructor/Editor: Peter Gordon
Fireball, 3/14/13


February 2013
Clue: Present-day personality? ...................SANTA
Constructor: Dan Schoenholz; Editor: Will Shortz
NY Times, 2/3/13


January 2013
Clue: One on the verge of croaking? ...........TADPOLE
Constructor: Jeff Chen; Editor: Will Shortz
NY Times, 1/27/13


December 2012
Clue: One that stands to prevent a strike ...PIN
Constructor: C.C. Burnikel; Editor: Rich Norris
LA Times, 12/6/12


November 2012
Clue: Speech for a glass elevator? .............TOAST
Constructor/Editor: Patrick Blindauer
CrosSynergy Syndicate, 11/2/12


October 2012
Clue: Before one's big opening? .................PREOP
Constructor: Martin Ashwood-Smith; Editor: Will Shortz
NY Times, 10/12/12


September 2012
Clue: G, in music ..........................................KENNY
Constructor/Editor: Randolph Ross
CrosSynergy Syndicate, 9/9/12


August 2012
Clue: Go out in the afternoon? ....................NAP
Constructor: Gareth Bain; Editor: Rich Norris
LA Times, 8/16/12


July 2012
Clue: Scientist who was a resistance leader? ..OHM
Constructor/Editor: Ben Tausig
Ink Well (Chicago Reader), 7/6/12


June 2012
Clue: Full of life? ..........................................PREGNANT
Constructor: Tracy Gray; Editor: Will Shortz
NY Times, 6/14/12


May 2012
Clue: Overdrawn account? ..........................FISHSTORY
Constructor: Doug Peterson; Editor: Rich Norris
LA Times, 5/5/12


April 2012
Clue: They're fit for kings and queens .........SHEETS
Constructor: Tracy Gray; Editor: Will Shortz
NY Times, 4/29/12


March 2012
Clue: Happy acquaintance? .........................SNOWWHITE
Constructor/Editor: Matt Jones
Jonesin' crossword, 3/6/12


February 2012
Clue: Judges those who steal …...................UMPS
Constructor: Steve Salitan; Editor: Mike Shenk
Wall Street Journal, 2/3/12


January 2012
Clue: One who might make a run on the banks ..OTTER
Constructor: Mike Shenk; Editor: Peter Gordon
The Post Puzzler, 1/29/12


December 2011
Clue: Group well-known for their spring collection ..IRS
Constructor: Brad Wilber; Editor: Stanley Newman
Newsday, 12/10/11


November 2011
Clue: “Thank God, it's Friday” declarer? .......CRUSOE
Constructor: Gary Cooper; Editor: Timothy Parker
Universal Crossword, 11/2/11


October 2011
Clue: Hitchcock double feature? ...................CHIN
Constructor: Mark Feldman; Editor: Patrick Berry
The Chronicle of Higher Education, 10/14/11


September 2011
Clue: Bad nickname for a rabbit? .................STEW
Constructor/Editor: Bob Klahn
CrosSynergy Syndicate, 9/4/11


August 2011
Clue: Winter depression ..............................SNOWANGEL
Constructor: Jeffrey Wechsler; Editor: Stan Newman
Newsday, 8/20/11


July 2011
Clue: Tales you can also read backwards? ...SAGAS
Constructor: Neville L Fogarty; Editor: Rich Norris
LA Times, 7/30/11


June 2011

Clue: Pocket protectors? ............................MISERS

Constructor: Dan Fisher; Editor: Mike Shenk

Wall Street Journal, 6/3/11


May 2011

Clue: Burger King vis-a-vis McDonald's, fittingly ..ARCHRIVAL

Constructor: Xan Vongsathorn; Editor: Will Shortz

NY Times, 5/1/11


April 2011

Clue: One trying to make a living? ..............JUDGE

Constructor: Patrick Berry; Editor: Peter Gordon

Post Puzzler No. 54, 4/17/11


March 2011

Clue: Job with many openings? ..................DENTIST

Constructor/Editor: Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon

Boston Globe, Internet Version: 3/13/11


February 2011

Clue: Celebrity head shot? .........................BOTOX

Constructor: Michael Ashley; Editor: Patrick Berry

The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2/18/11


January 2011

Clue: Where F is highest on the scale ........GASGAUGE

Constructor: Brad Wilbur; Editor: Stan Newman

Newsday, 1/22/11


December 2010

Clue: Dos that are don'ts? ...........................COMBOVERS

Constructor: Byron Waldon; Editor: Will Shortz

NY Times, 12/9/10


November 2010

Clue: One who can't stand to go? ................GIRL

Constructor: Brendan Emmett Quigley

brendanemmettquigley.com, 11/18/10


October 2010

Clue: Pass out facedown ..............................DEAL

Constructor: Mike Shenk; Editor: Peter Gordon

Post Puzzler No. 28, 10/17/10


September 2010

Clue: Letters from your parents? ..................DNA

Constructor: John Lampkin; Editor: Rich Norris

LA Times, 9/5/10


August 2010

Clue: Stiff crates ...........................................HEARSES

Constructor: Brendan Emmett Quigley

brendanemmettquigley.com, 8/16/10


July 2010

Clue: Cover of the Bible? ..............................FIGLEAF

Constructor: Barry C Silk; Editor: Stanley Newman

Newsday, 7/24/10


June 2010

Clue: Fits on a hard drive? ............................ROADRAGE

Constructor: Nina Rulon-Miller; Editor: Patrick Berry

The Chronicle of Higher Education, 6/4/10


May 2010

Clue: Source of relief? ...................................BULLPEN

Constructor: Barry C Silk; Editor: Rich Norris

LA Times, 5/15/10


April 2010

Clue: Place for extra notes on a piano? .........TIPJAR

Constructor: Brad Wilbur; Editor: Will Shortz

NY Times, 4/23/10


March 2010

Clue: Made unbearable? ….............................NEUTERED

Constructor: Joe Krozel; Editor: Will Shortz

NY Times, 3/20/10


February 2010

Clue: Old rubber …..........................................ALADDIN

Constructor: Mark Diehl/Rich Norris; Editor: Rich Norris

LA Times, 2/13/10


January 2010

Clue: One may be responsible for many banks ..SNOWPLOW

Constructor: Myles Callum; Editor: Mike Shenk

Wall Street Journal, 1/29/10


December 2009

Clue: Dangers for the over-70 crowd .............RADARTRAPS

Constructor: Doug Peterson; Editor: Stanley Newman

Newsday, 12/26/09


November 2009

Clue: Response to getting a ring? ..................HELLO

Constructor: Myles Callum; Editor: Mike Shenk

Wall Street Journal, 11/6/09


October 2009

Clue: Remote ancestor? .................................KNOB

Constructor: Patrick Blindauer & Rebecca Young; Editor: Will Shortz

NY Times, 10/1/09


September 2009

Clue: Secret target? .......................................ARMPIT

Constructor/Editor: Randall J Hartman

CrosSynergy Syndicate, 9/25/09


August 2009

Clue: Lemon aid? ............................................CASHFORCLUNKERS

Constructor/Editor: Brendan Emmett Quigley

brendanemmettquigley.com, 8/3/09


July 2009

Clue: Foul language user? ..............................REFEREE

Constructor: Ann J. Jensen; Editor: Timothy Parker

Universal Crossword, 7/18/09


June 2009

Clue: Stock exchange? ....................................MOOS

Constructor: Peter A. Collins; Editor: Timothy Parker

USA Today Crossword, 6/4/09


May 2009

Clue: It definitely isn't fast food ......................ESCARGOT

Constructor/Editor: Peter Gordon

The Week, 5/29/09


April 2009

Clue: Greeting you shouldn't say at an airport ..HIJACK

Constructor: Trip Payne; Editor: Will Shortz

New York Times, 4/26/09


March 2009

Clue: Camel droppings ....................................ASH

Constructor/Editor: Brendan Emmett Quigley

brendanemmettquigley.com, 3/23/09


February 2009

Clue: Frank account? .......................................DIARY

Constructor/Editor: Bob Klahn

CrosSynergy Syndicate, 2/15/09


January 2009

Clue: Class that ends before labor day? .........LAMAZE

Constructor: Tony Orbach; Editor: Peter Gordon

Sun Crossword, 1/26/09


December 2008

Clue: Works in a bed .......................................WEEDS

Constructor: Victor Fleming; Editor: Peter Gordon

Sun Crossword, 12/3/08


November 2008

Clue: What an out patient may be in? .............COMA

Constructor: Randall J. Hartman; Editor: Timothy Parker

USA TODAY Crossword, 11/11/08


October 2008

Clue: Unable to part .........................................BALD

Constructor: Matt Ginsberg; Editor: Will Shortz

New York Times, 10/4/08


September 2008

Clue: Curly poker ..............................................MOE

Constructor: Barry C. Silk; Editor: Robert Williams

Chicago Tribune (Tribune Media Services), 9/20/08


August 2008

Clue: Split to be tied .........................................ELOPE

Constructor: Alex Vaughn; Editor: Stanley Newman

Newsday, 8/7/08


July 2008

Clue: Opt for the window instead of the aisle? ....ELOPE

Constructor: Kevan Choset; Editor: Peter Gordon

New York Sun, 7/1/08


June 2008

Clue: Bolt with no threads? .............................STREAK

Constructor: Marsha Handley; Editor: Timothy Parker

Universal Crossword, 6/2/08


May 2008

Clue: What kids grow up to be ........................GOATS

Constructor: John Underwood; Editor: Patrick Berry

The Chronicle of Higher Education, 5/16/08


April 2008

Clue: Rather formally .......................................DANIEL

Constructors: Kevin George & Bonnie L. Gentry; Editor: Peter Gordon

New York Sun, 4/29/08


March 2008

Clue: Spiked punch ..........................................AWL

Constructor: Steven Ginzburg; Editor: Will Shortz

New York Times, 3/5/08


February 2008

Clue: Western basket makers? .......................LAKERS

Constructor: Damien Peterson; Editor: Leslie Billig

American Way Magazine, 2/1/08


January 2008

Clue: Snow boarders? .....................................SEVENDWARFS

Constructor: Norman Wizer; Editor: Mike Shenk

Wall Street Journal, 1/28/08


December 2007

Clue: Stuck in Pamplona? ................................GORED

Constructor: Harvey Estes; Editor: Leslie Billig

AmericanWay Magazine, 12/15/07


November 2007

Clue: Master of the double take? .....................NOAH

Constructor: Bob Klahn; Editor: Will Shortz

New York Times, 11/4/07


October 2007

Clue: Device with a Jackson hole? ....................ATM

Constructor: Justin Smith; Editor: Peter Gordon

New York Sun, 10/16/07


September 2007

Clue: It gets further down with time ................GOSLING

Constructor: Patrick Berry; Editor: Peter Gordon

New York Sun, 9/14/07


August 2007

Clue: Caesarean section? ................................ICAME

Constructor/Editor: Ben Tausig

Village Voice, 8/10/07


July 2007

Clue: Kindergarten whiz? .................................PEEPEE

Constructor: Byron Walden; Editor: Ben Tausig

Onion, 7/24/07


June 2007

Clue: Pecking order? .........................................KISSME

Constructors: Mark Milhet/Rich Norris; Editor: Rich Norris

LA Times, 6/2/07


May 2007

Clue: Last word before someone is shot? .........CHEESE

Constructor: Diane C. Baldwin; Editor: Timothy Parker

USA TODAY Crossword, 5/21/07


April 2007

Clue: Hit bottom? ...............................................SPANK

Constructor: Lynn Lempel; Editor: Timothy Parker

USA TODAY Crossword, 4/5/07


March 2007

Clue: Sock-mender's oath? .................................DARN

Constructor: Lucky Barrett; Editor: Timothy Parker

Universal Crossword, 3/1/07


February 2007

Clue: Shot for the stars? .....................................BOTOX

Constructor: Seth A. Abel; Editor: Peter Gordon

NY Sun Crossword, 2/27/07


January 2007

Clue: Incapable of littering? .................................NEUTERED

Constructor: Jack McInturff; Editor: Peter Gordon

NY Sun Crossword, 1/23/07


December 2006

Clue: Like Kansas in August? ...............................CORNY

Constructor: Matthew J. Koceich; Editor: Timothy Parker

USA TODAY Crossword, 12/20/06


November 2006

Clue: Place that British women can't stand going? ... LOO

Constructor: Timothy Powell; Editor: Peter Gordon

NY Sun Crossword, 11/15/06


October 2006

Clue: Trample, for example ................................. RHYME

Constructor: Byron Walden; Editor: Peter Gordon

NY Sun Crossword, 10/24/06


September 2006

Clue: Number two helper? ................................... EXLAX

Constructor: Jack McInturff; Editor: Peter Gordon

NY Sun Crossword, 9/27/06


August 2006

Clue: It moves tirelessly? ..................................... SLED

Constructor: Diane C. Baldwin; Editor: Timothy Parker

USA TODAY Crossword, 8/8/06


July 2006

Clue: Water temperature gauge, sometimes? ..... TOE

Constructor: Mark Milhet; Editor: Timothy Parker

Universal Crossword, 7/6/06


June 2006

Clue: Bolt stripped? .............................................. STREAK

Constructor: Mark Milhet; Editor: Timothy Parker

USA TODAY Crossword, 6/26/06


May 2006

Clue: Public hangings? .......................................... ART

Constructor: Leonard Williams

USA TODAY Crossword, 5/30/06


April 2006

Clue: Works at home? .......................................... UMPS

Constructor: Raymond Hamel

MyAOL Crossword, 4/28/06


March 2006

Clue: What you stand to lose? ............................... LAP

Constructor: Raymond Hamel; Editor: Timothy Parker

USA TODAY Crossword, 3/20/06


February 2006

Clue: They were once completely nuts.................... OAKS

Constructor: Alice Walker; Editor: Timothy Parker

Universal Crossword, 2/9/06


January 2006

Clue: Stock-acquisition aid?...................................... LASSO

Constructor: Fran & Lou Sabin; Editor: Timothy Parker

USA TODAY Crossword, 1/3/06


December 2005

Clue: She's on TV for a spell?.................................... VANNA

Constructor: Amy Archer; Editor: Timothy Parker

Universal Crossword, 12/8/05


November 2005

Clue: Current event?................................................. EDDY

Cruciverbalist: Francis Burton; Editor: Timothy Parker

USA Crossword, 11/30/05


October 2005

Clue: Firing tool?....................................................... AXE

Cruciverbalist: Randolph Ross; Editor: Timothy Parker

MyAOL Crossword, 10/26/05


September 2005

Clue: Statements in a pack?...................................... LIES

Cruciverbalists: Fran & Lou Sabin; Editor: Timothy Parker

USA TODAY Crossword, 9/19/05


August 2005

Clue: Interpret kissers?............................................. LIP READ

Cruciverbalist: Rich Norris, MyAOL Crossword, 8/19/05


July 2005

Clue: Picked locks?.................................................... TOUPEE

Cruciverbalist: Gayle Dean, Universal Crossword, 7/28/05


June 2005

Clue: Record holder?................................................. EXCON

Cruciverbalist: Mark Milhet, USA TODAY Crossword, 6/21/05


May 2005

Clue: Cold beverage?................................................. HOT TEA

Cruciverbalist: Randolph Ross, MyAOL Crossword, 5/13/05


April 2005

Clue: Early summer?................................................... ABACUS

Cruciverbalist: Edward Karasek, USA Today Crossword, 4/20/05


March 2005

Clue: Farm follower?................................................... EIEIO

Los Angeles Times Crossword, 3/25/05


February 2005

Clue: Things caught by Sussex sleepers?.................... ZEDS

Los Angeles Times Crossword, 2/26/05


January 2005

Clue: Garden party?..................................................... EVE

Cruciverbalist: Jim Buell, Universal Crossword, 1/27/05


December 2004

Clue: What makes a plan plain?................................... ANI

Cruciverbalist: Bonnie L. Gentry, Universal Crossword, 12/11/04









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