Friday, June 3, 2022

Clever Clue of the Month

 

May 2022
Clue: Game where you can play rough but
you can't play fair?..........................................WORDLE
Constructor: Aimee Lucido; Editor: Liz Maynes-Aminzade
The New Yorker, Tuesday, May 3, 2022


Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Clever Clue Nominees

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

Game where you can play rough but you 
can't play fair?........................WORDLE
Basket made without weaving?............SETSHOT
Battle waged with weapons in some 
cases...................................PILLOWFIGHT
Sub standard?...........................DELIMEAT
Hard-to-swallow reactions?..............SPITTAKES
Pop up a lot?...........................NEWDAD

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Clever Clue of the Month

 

April 2022
Clue: Mystery that might have a 
stirring message?....................SECRETRECIPE
Constructor: Robyn Weintraub; Editor: Patti Varol
LAT, Saturday, April 23, 2022

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Clever Clue Nominees

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

Dine expectantly?.......................EATFORTWO
Sole caretakers?........................PEDICURISTS
Mystery that may have a stirring
message?................................SECRETRECIPE
Unpredictable jerk?.....................SPASM
Guacamole go-with?......................HOLY
Film in a shower........................SCUM

Monday, April 4, 2022

Clever Clue of the Month

 

March 2022
Clue: What may help with bed-wetting........GARDENHOSE
Constructor: Robyn Weintraub; Editor: Liz Maynes-Aminzade
The New Yorker, Friday, March 25, 2022


Saturday, April 2, 2022

Clever Clue Nominees

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

Sticks around for a real blast?.........TNT
Marlins' catcher........................FISHHOOK
Secretly espouse?.......................ELOPE
Start of a scale model..................DOEADEER
What may help with bed-wetting?.........GARDENHOSE
Popular site for holiday gift orders....SANTASLAP

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Clever Clue of the Month

 

February 2022
Clue: Game measured by its number of points............................................................ELK
Constructors: August Miller; Editor: Will Shortz
NYT, Thursday, February 10, 2022


Monday, February 28, 2022

Clever Clue Nominees

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

Feature of an open-and-shut case?.......HINGE
It's wicked and smelly..................SCENTEDCANDLE
Game measured by its number of points...ELK
It fills up the joint?..................POT
Personal management problems............BADHAIRDAYS
Construction specs?.....................SAFETYGLASSES

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Clever Clue of the Month

 

January 2022
Clue: Ones taking advantage of suckers to get by?..........OCTOPI
Constructors: Christina Iverson & Jeff Chen; Editor: Rich Norris
LAT, Friday, January 7, 2022


Monday, January 31, 2022

Clever Clue Nominees

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

What you do after a workout?............SMELL
Ones taking advantage of suckers to get
by?.....................................OCTOPI
They're always bringing up old stuff?...PALEONTOLOGISTS
Digital identifier?.....................TOETAG
Full-groan man?.........................PUNSTER
How someone may "live" in your head.....RENTFREE

Monday, January 3, 2022

Clever Clue of the Month

 

December 2021
Clue: Launches toward Venus?.................SERVES
Constructor/Editor: Brendan Emmett Quigley
Brendan Emmett Quigley Puzzles, Monday, December 6, 2021