Monday, June 4, 2018

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

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Clever Clue Nominees

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

Job for a newscaster?...................PAPERROUTE
Form of despair?........................TAXRETURN
Line holdup?............................CUECARD
Play with a ghost.......................HAMLET
Joint proposal?.........................ESCAPEPLAN
They're stuck in pubs...................DARTBOARDS

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Don't Do This!


















What's worse than driving and texting? Doing crosswords while driving through heavy traffic. Read more here.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

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

Monday, April 30, 2018

Clever Clue Nominees

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

It's California's fault.................SANANDREAS
Branding expert.........................RANCHER
Worship of John, Paul, etc.?............BEATLEMANIA
Child-raising technique?................BOOSTERSEAT
Escape from a lot, e.g. ................FORD
Good name for a pet iguana..............LIZ

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

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

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Clever Clue Nominees

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

Culinary heroes?........................SANDWICHES
Occasion for throwing and folding.......WASHDAY
"Grim" reminder of one's mortality......REAPER
One with a big mouth in Africa?.........NILE
Cuban byproduct.........................ASH
Place to get delivery instructions?.....LAMAZECLASS

Saturday, March 3, 2018

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

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Clever Clue Nominees

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

Emulate Mercury or Mars.................SING
Feature in "People"?....................SILENTO
Ordered take-out?.......................MOBHIT               
Partygoer who was never formally 
invited?................................HOST
Producer of the Jacksons?...............ATM
Trouble spot?...........................GAMETABLE

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Essential Spanish

Knowing a handful of Spanish words - words like casa, beso, and ano - is essential for solving crossword puzzles. Here's a helpful article: 10 Spanish Words That Will Raise Your Crossword Game

Saturday, February 3, 2018

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

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Clever Clue Nominees

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

Flare-ups in the hood?..................CARFIRES
Succeeded as a counterfeiter?...........MADEMONEY
One might make counter revolutions......STOOL
Christian worshiped by men of the
cloth?..................................DIOR
Went a-courting?........................SUED
Declaration from a poker-playing 
origami artist?.........................IFOLD 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Clever Clue of the Month


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