Thursday, January 5, 2017

Clever Clue of the Month


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

Saturday, December 31, 2016

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 Tuesday.

Polite telemarketer's mantra............IDONTRECALL
Bad name for a chauffeur................REX
One who shortened Life sentences?.......EDITOR
City, that despite its name, is smaller 
than Little Rock........................BOULDER
Provider of limited coverage?...........THONG
Lab coat?...............................DOGHAIR

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Clever Clue of the Month


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


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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 Saturday.

Professional boxer?.....................MOVER
Historic sewer..........................BETSYROSS
Struggle with hopelessness?.............LISP
Go over again, as one's writing?........BACKSPACE
Mitt with ten fingers...................ROMNEY
Inheritance that may be the start of 
something big?..........................FATGENE

Friday, November 11, 2016

Homage to a Crossword Lover

Even though this story first appeared about two weeks ago, it seems fitting to post it today - Veterans Day - in honor of a WWII veteran and fellow crossword lover.

The Washington Post failed to include it's crossword puzzle in it's October 26 newspaper. A faux pas like this of course brought a lot of angry letters, but to one reader it was a fitting homage to his great grandfather:


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Clever Clue of the Month


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

Monday, October 31, 2016

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 Thursday.

Source of criminal charges?.............TASER
Jobs that involve taking notes?.........HEISTS
@!#?@!, e.g. ...........................SYMBOLS
It's bound to go to blazes?.............FIREENGINE
Subjects of savings accounts?...........RESCUERS
Unhand or disarm?.......................MAIM