Friday, July 3, 2020

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

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Clever Clue Nominees

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

Undercover asset?.......................MATTRESSPAD
Provider of Tour de France coverage.....LYCRA
"Cheese" products.......................SMILES
Spike of interest in movies?............LEE
Kind of artist who's not very good?.....CON
Olympic record?.........................MYTH

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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




Sunday, May 31, 2020

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 Wednesday.

Martyr complex?.........................SHRINE
One who's used to adding pressure?......MATHLETE
One watching the kids?..................GOATHERD
Toast words?............................IMAGONER
Apt flowers for an optometrist's
office?.................................IRISES
Fix, as a toy...........................SPAY

Sunday, May 3, 2020

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

Thursday, April 30, 2020

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 Sunday.

Cabbage in a French cafe?...............EUROS
Relief pitcher of old...................ROLAIDS
Flight simulator?.......................STAIRMASTER
Like dates that lack a heart............PITTED
Off-season air fare.....................RERUN
Bender with a cap.......................KNEE

Friday, April 3, 2020

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

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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 Friday.

One with savings accounts?..............HERO
Threat bearing small arms?..............TREX
It has a lot of competition on TV.......ESPN
Rule that keeps you from spelling 
weirdly?................................IBEFOREE
Foul creature?..........................BALLBOY
Poison storage of the 1980s.............CDRACK

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

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

Saturday, February 29, 2020

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 Wednesday.

Like a piggy just waking up.............TINGLY
Giant who was 5'9"......................OTT
Pet peeve?..............................LEASH
Looked over slides at home, say.........UMPED
Low-tech clickers?......................PENS
See the seasons pass quickly?...........BINGEWATCH

Monday, February 3, 2020

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

Friday, January 31, 2020

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 Monday.

Hand-to-hand combat locales?............POKERTABLE
Like this clue, which is unnecessarily 

verbose and could be way more succinct 
than it is..............................WORDY
For actress Shelley of Nia?.............PROLONG

Reacts to something depressing?.........SAYSAH
Makes even more gross?..................GETSARAISE

Brings home, as Twins...................DRIVESIN

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