Saturday, December 3, 2022

Clever Clue of the Month











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


Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Clever Clue Nominees

Please vote for the best clue from November. The Clever Clue of the Month will be announced in a few days.

Robin hood?.............................GOTHAMCITY
Means of returning home after a hunting 
trip....................................CATDOOR
Dying art form?.........................ELEGY
Nasty hangover?.........................SMOG
Port authorities?.......................WINESNOBS
Performance-enhancing supplement?.......ENCORE

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Clever Clue of the Month

 

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


Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Clever Clue Nominees

Please vote for the best clue from October. The Clever Clue of the Month will be announced in a few days.

Small wing nut..........................LEPIDOPTERIST
Spam generator..........................HORMEL
Bank job attire.........................SKIMASK
Confrontation at a local court,
perhaps.................................HOMEGAME
Digital design component................NAILPOLISH
Coward with a knighthood................NOEL

Monday, October 31, 2022

Clever Clue Puzzle

I thought I'd try something a little bit different this month. Here are the Clever Clue Nominees as a puzzle. 

Small wing nut............. L_ _ I _ _ P _ _ R _ _ T
Spam generator............. _ O R _ _ _
Bank job attire............ _ K _ _ A _ _
Confrontation at a local 
court, perhaps............. H _ _ E G _ _ _
Digital design component... N _ _ _ P O _ _ _ _
Coward with a knighthood... N _ _ _

I will send out the answers tomorrow. Please wait till then to vote for your favorite.


Monday, October 3, 2022

Clever Clue of the Month

 

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

Friday, September 30, 2022

Clever Clue Nominees

Please vote for the best clue from September. The Clever Clue of the Month will be announced in a few days.

Column people are dying to appear in?...OBITS
Opposite of a speaking fee?.............HUSHMONEY
Lose contact with one's roots?..........GOBALD
Thy're sen n ths cle....................DELETIONS
Star often compared to Venus............SERENA
Pursues one's dreams?...................SLEEPS