Sunday, October 3, 2021

Clever Clue of the Month

 

September 2021 
Clue: Chemistry test?......................DATE
Constructor: Pam Klawitter; Editor: David Steinberg
Universal Sunday, September 5, 2021


Thursday, September 30, 2021

Clever Clue Nominees

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

Chemistry test?.........................DATE
Travel authority?.......................NBAREFEREE
What may be considered worse when done 
well....................................STEAK
Present, for the verb "gift"............TENSE
Sticky home?............................NEST
One with interior motives?..............DECORATOR

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Clever Clue of the Month

 















Clue: Suitable-sounding name for a kid on
Santa's naughty list?..........................COLE
Constructor: Ashish Vengsarkar; Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Thursday, August 26, 2021


Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Clever Clue Nominees

Please vote for the best clue from August (either by email or comments below). The Clever Clue of the Month will be announced in a few days.

Apt name for a farmers market that sells 
only corn?..............................ALLEARS
Sound that might be off the wall?.......ECHO
Solution for people with poor vision?...SALINE
Stuck-up couples at weddings?...........CAKETOPPERS
Help wanteds?...........................ABET
Suitable-sounding name for a kid on 
Santa's naughty list?...................COLE

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

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July 2021
Clue: Aide in getting high?.............................SHERPA
Constructor: Malaika Handa; Editor: Matt Gaffney
MGWCC, Saturday, July 10, 2021


Saturday, July 31, 2021

Clever Clue Nominees

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

Irrational thing to celebrate?..........PIDAY
Stuff that's hard to get off your
chest?..................................TATTOOINK
Content provider?.......................GOODMOOD
Outbreak of spots?......................ADCAMPAIGN
Beneficiary of a Sonic boom?............SEGA
Aide in getting high?...................SHERPA

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

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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