Friday, January 3, 2020

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December 2019

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

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Clever Clue Nominees

Please vote for the best clue from December (either by email or comments below). The Clever Clue of the Month will be announced on Friday.

First or last ultra sound?..............SCHWA
Mental notes?...........................EARWORMS
Ring in one's ears?.....................CROPCIRCLE
Cold comfort?...........................HALLS
Place where one might hear "That's my 
cue!"...................................POOLHALL
Mideast peace talk?.....................SHALOM

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Clever Clue of the Month



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

NYT, Friday, November 1, 2019

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Clever Clue Nominees

Please vote for the best clue from November (either by email or comments below). The Clever Clue of the Month will be announced on Tuesday.

Marine mollusk exoskeleton vendor, in a 
tongue twister?.........................SHE
Useful cryptography tool to have on 
hand?...................................DECODERRING
It's impressed when people lie?.........MEMORYFOAM
Some needlework.........................ACUPUNCTURE
Rattling adders.........................ABACI
What gives authors stress?..............ITALICS

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Clever Clue of the Month















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

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Clever Clue Nominees

Please vote for the best clue from October (either by email or comments below). The Clever Clue of the Month will be announced on Sunday.

Lab assistant, maybe?...................GUIDEDOG
Characters in "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad 
World"..................................COMMAS
Sound around a cradle...................DIALTONE
Competitions in which batting is
forbidden...............................STARINGCONTESTS
What goes in a box......................HOUSECAT
Problematic opening on Broadway?........POTHOLE

Thursday, October 3, 2019

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