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104 Results for TAPER

24 Shortz Era entries found. Click any date for context. Repeated clues show (number of Shortz Era occurrences). See the dictionary definition.

Monday, January 12, 201553DGradually decrease to a pointJason Flinn
Tuesday, April 5, 201149DNarrowE. J. Masicampo
Friday, June 13, 200845DCome to the point?Patrick Berry
Wednesday, June 6, 200722DGet to the point? (3)Richard Silvestri
Friday, November 24, 20064DAttenuateDave Mackey
Sunday, August 13, 200677ASpy, at times (2)Derrick Niederman
Friday, May 19, 200636ASound technicianPatrick Berry
Friday, March 31, 200628DSpire or obelisk, e.g.Gilbert H. Ludwig
Sunday, September 7, 200375DPart of a Christmas decorationAlan Arbesfeld
Wednesday, February 19, 200325DPut darts into, as a garmentSarah Keller
Tuesday, July 17, 200113DCome to a pointFred Piscop
Monday, December 11, 20004DBecome narrower (2)Myles Callum
Wednesday, February 2, 200034DDiminish graduallyRichard Chisholm
Saturday, January 15, 200025DGet to the point? (3)Matt Gaffney
Thursday, November 12, 199810DCandleDavid J. Kahn
Monday, November 9, 19982DBecome narrowPeter Gordon
Wednesday, October 28, 199846DBring to a pointAlan Arbesfeld
Friday, May 15, 199826DFall (off)John Wolting
Saturday, May 9, 199830ASpy, at times (2)Rich Norris
Monday, March 9, 19982DBecome narrower (2)Randall J. Hartman
Monday, December 30, 199632DGrow narrowerC. F. Murray
Sunday, December 8, 199658DVCRA. J. Santora
Monday, September 30, 199650AGradually decrease, with "off"F. Piscop
Sunday, April 10, 199415AGet to the point? (3)Trip Payne

80 results for TAPER from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

Tuesday, September 1, 199267ASlender candleShirley SolowayMaleska
Sunday, June 21, 1992106AAcuminateLouis SabinMaleska
Wednesday, May 13, 199226ADecrease graduallyRuth MinaryMaleska
Tuesday, January 14, 199233AFeeble lightArthur S. VerdescaMaleska
Sunday, October 27, 199144DAcuminateMary M. MurdochMaleska
Sunday, November 18, 199091DAcuminateEdward MarcheseMaleska
Friday, September 14, 199015ASlight lightArthur W. PalmerMaleska
Tuesday, October 31, 19899DCome to a pointWhittenMaleska
Saturday, July 15, 19896ACandleRhonda KrausMaleska
Sunday, January 8, 1989116ASlender candleRichard SilvestriMaleska
Wednesday, August 17, 198842ABecome attenuated, with "off"Gloria EvansMaleska
Sunday, July 3, 198879DAcuminateJack R. HarnesMaleska
Monday, June 29, 198733DDiminish graduallyFred TooleMaleska
Sunday, June 7, 198739DSlender candleJohn R. ProsserMaleska
Friday, March 20, 198761AAcuminateEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Thursday, January 2, 198617AAny feeble lightGayle DeanMaleska
Thursday, April 11, 198524ACandleBrian G. TylerMaleska
Tuesday, September 25, 198415ACandle lighterJames R. BurnsMaleska
Sunday, August 5, 1984123DDiminish, with "off"Vaughn KeithMaleska
Friday, June 8, 19847DDecrease graduallyEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Tuesday, April 24, 198455AFeeble lightA. J. SantoraMaleska
Wednesday, April 4, 198464ACandelabrum insertJohn GreenmanMaleska
Friday, March 16, 19841DSlender candleJesse RoarkeMaleska
Tuesday, February 21, 19845AReduce graduallyNancy McCarthyMaleska
Tuesday, March 22, 198315AAny feeble lightEvelyn BenshoofMaleska
Monday, March 22, 198216ASlender candleN. M. MeyerMaleska
Friday, February 26, 19822DCome to a point graduallyMel RosenMaleska
Friday, October 9, 198160ASlender candleNancy McCarthyMaleska
Saturday, September 5, 198148DAcuminateHallie & Gerald ParsonsMaleska
Friday, August 14, 198137ASmall candleEli WesoffMaleska
Saturday, March 21, 198146DThin candleJean J. DavisonMaleska
Wednesday, March 18, 198141DDiminish graduallyC. J. AngioMaleska
Thursday, May 1, 198033DWhat pyramids and steeples doI. Judah KoolykMaleska
Tuesday, March 21, 197826DLighting deviceSchwarzbaumMaleska
Sunday, June 5, 197717DCandleBarbara GillisMaleska
Saturday, May 14, 197728DSlight lightAnthony B. CanningMaleska
Monday, March 7, 197716ACandleAlfio MicciMaleska
Saturday, December 13, 197538DDiminishBert H. KruseWeng
Friday, July 18, 197527DGrow gradually thinJean ReedWeng
Thursday, January 16, 197537DSlacken, with "off"A. J. SantoraWeng
Tuesday, October 29, 197451DDecrease graduallyH. M. KennedyWeng
Tuesday, September 25, 197326DDiminish graduallyUnknownWeng
Monday, November 27, 197230DCandleUnknownWeng
Thursday, September 7, 197247A___ off (dwindle)UnknownWeng
Sunday, June 18, 19727DCandleHerbert EttensonWeng
Sunday, October 31, 1971121ACandleThreba JohnsonWeng
Saturday, December 5, 197050DLamp-lighterUnknownWeng
Thursday, September 17, 197023DCandleUnknownWeng
Monday, June 15, 197053DGradual decreaseUnknownWeng
Sunday, January 11, 197064AGradual decreaseJoseph LaFauciWeng
Sunday, February 2, 196959DCandleAnthony MorseWeng
Saturday, March 2, 19681ADecrease (with "off").UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, January 30, 196868ALight giver.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, November 1, 196735ACandle.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, March 26, 196786DLight.Sidney LambertFarrar
Tuesday, April 26, 196634DCandle.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, July 26, 1964100ADiminish.A. J. SantoraFarrar
Saturday, December 7, 196339ADiminish (with "off").William LutwiniakFarrar
Friday, December 7, 196230DCandle.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, February 7, 19611DCandle.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, August 9, 196047DCandle.UnknownFarrar
Friday, March 25, 19605ACandle.UnknownFarrar
Friday, June 20, 195827DSmall candle.Walter BlumFarrar
Wednesday, November 27, 195711DDiminish.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, June 20, 19578DFeeble light.H. L. RisteenFarrar
Sunday, January 13, 195765DReduce gradually.Paula BauersmithFarrar
Tuesday, January 24, 195666ALighting facility of early days.Helen FasuloFarrar
Wednesday, November 16, 195527DCandle.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, September 25, 195544DCandle.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Sunday, March 27, 195541DSlender candle.Harold T. BersFarrar
Thursday, March 12, 195325ACome to a point.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, November 4, 195252DWhat cones do.UnknownFarrar
Monday, December 10, 19512DWax light.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, September 29, 195126DLong waxed wick.UnknownFarrar
Monday, April 23, 195151DNarrow toward the end.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, January 2, 195164ASlender candle.Harold T. BersFarrar
Sunday, June 29, 194726DCandle.Lester KeeneFarrar
Sunday, September 23, 1945110ADiminish.Lester KeeneFarrar
Sunday, July 11, 1943105DSmall candle.Archie S. KreilingFarrar
Sunday, November 15, 1942133AAcuminate.Louis ShieldsFarrar