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13 Results

6 Shortz Era entries found. Click any date for context. See the dictionary definition.

DateGridClueAuthor
Wednesday, January 4, 201242DMake a clichéBrendan Emmett Quigley
Saturday, January 29, 201137ATurn into a chestnutNed White
Sunday, November 3, 200215DCause of depletionPatrick Berry
Sunday, October 27, 200298DMake hackneyedNancy Nicholson Joline
Tuesday, September 3, 200261ACause of diminishing returnsDon West
Wednesday, August 20, 199741ADeplete, perhapsChuck Deodene

7 results for OVERUSE from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Saturday, July 15, 198934DExcessive employmentRhonda KrausMaleska
Sunday, April 27, 198684AEmploy too oftenMaura B. JacobsonMaleska
Sunday, July 25, 19764DTritenessTap OsbornWeng
Monday, May 10, 197149AResort to in excessUnknownWeng
Saturday, April 23, 196013DThe trouble with clichés.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, January 17, 1960115AExcessive application.Threba JohnsonFarrar
Sunday, December 27, 195981ARepeat irritatingly.Harold T. BersFarrar