Friday, July 2, 2021

Clever Clue of the Month

 


June 2021
Clue: Bad spot for a date?.............................PIMPLE
Constructor: Peter Wentz; Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Saturday, June 5, 2021


Wednesday, June 30, 2021

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.

Bad spot for a date?....................PIMPLE
Get-together with Mr. Spock?............MINDMELD
A child who's lying might make one......SNOWANGEL
Poetic licenses?........................VANITYPLATES
Ones who are likely to go in to labor 
early...................................WORKAHOLICS
Workers you wouldn't want to see in the 
office?.................................ANTS

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Clever Clue of the Month

 

May 2021
Clue: Time travelers of a sort.........................MINUTEHANDS
Constructor: Greg Johnson; Editor: Stanley Newman
Newsday, Saturday, May 1, 2021


Monday, May 31, 2021

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.

Time travelers of a sort................MINUTEHANDS
Person well over 70, probably?..........SPEEDER
Persian word that can have many 
meanings?...............................MEOW
Crummy joint............................BUMKNEE
Name in hard rock ratings...............MOHS
Cubs' place to play home games..........DEN

Monday, May 3, 2021

Clever Clue of the Month

 













April 2021
Clue: Appropriate name for that woman's husband?....HERMAN
Constructor: Kate Hawkins; Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Friday, April 30, 2021


Friday, April 30, 2021

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 Monday.

"Look at this Duncan toy over here!"....YOAYOYO       
Key to advancing one's writing?.........TAB
Items spotted in a casino?..............DICE
Expert in crown molding?................DENTIST
Singer in the family?...................RAT
Appropriate name for a woman's husband? HERMAN

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Clever Clue of the Month

 

March 2021
Clue: Safe kind of job?.................................HEIST
Constructor: Caitlin Reid; Editor: Liz Maynes-Aminzade
The New Yorker, Friday, March 12, 2021


Wednesday, March 31, 2021

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 Saturday.

Professionals who conduct lab 
inspections?............................VETS
Safe kind of job?.......................HEIST
Angled piece............................OPED
RN's body piercings?....................IVS
Follower of a farm team?................PLOW
Underground metal band?.................ORE

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Clever Clue of the Month

 

February 2021
Clue: One who won't take just any cab........WINESNOB
Constructor: Wyna Liu; Editor: Liz Maynes-Aminzade
The New Yorker, Wednesday, February 10, 2021


Sunday, February 28, 2021

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.

Pop up a lot, perhaps?..................NEWDAD
Revolutionary figure in space?..........MOON
One who won't take just any cab?........WINESNOB
Star Bucks, say?........................NBAMVPS
Without it, the mnemonic acronym for 
the Great Lakes might be MOSH...........ERIE
Act of throwing money around to resolve 
an issue?...............................COINTOSS

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Clever Clue of the Month

January 2021
Clue: Some “M*A*S*H” characters...............ASTERISKS
Constructor: Joe Deeney; Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Saturday, January 2, 2021


Sunday, January 31, 2021

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 Wednesday.

Some "M*A*S*H" characters...............ASTERISKS
Remains to be seen......................MUSEUMEXHIBIT
One known for their teaching chops?.....SENSEI
Retiring workers?.......................PITCREW
It's not exactly humerus (but it's
close)..................................ULNA
Cut to the cloth?.......................TITHE

Monday, January 4, 2021

Clever Clue of the Month

 

December 2020
Clue: Center of a circle or square, maybe......STATUE 
Constructor: Damon Gulczynski; Editor: Will Shortz 
NYT, Friday, December 18, 2020