Help support XWord Info

Donation Amount

XWord Info is only possible when people like you choose to support it through donations.

Consider giving $10, $20, or more so this site can continue to provide in-depth analysis of NYT puzzles. Thank you!

Donate any amount and get full access to XWord Info for a year.

Find clues or match patterns

See all the clues for any answer word,
or all answers that match a specified pattern

Pattern matching options:
Sort items:
Answer length:
length enforced when pattern includes *
Enter a word or pattern:

69 Results for RETORT

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

Monday, July 13, 201550DComeback (4)Zhouqin Burnikel
Tuesday, January 20, 20153DComeback (4)Susan Gelfand
Friday, December 19, 201446DShoot backBrad Wilber and Doug Peterson
Thursday, November 27, 201442DCounter with a sharp edgeStanley Newman
Friday, March 7, 201463A"Says who?," e.g.Matt Ginsberg
Thursday, April 4, 201359A"Your mother wears army boots," e.g.Corey Rubin
Tuesday, May 13, 200850D"So's your old man!," e.g. (2)Caleb Madison
Friday, September 14, 200744D"Touché!" elicitorJohn Farmer
Sunday, February 26, 20064DComeback (4)Randolph Ross
Sunday, December 4, 200518DMany a zingerEric Berlin and Craig Kasper
Saturday, March 8, 20032DCome back withPatrick Berry
Monday, December 16, 200251ASharp comebackJim Hyres
Friday, January 17, 199724AZingerB. Klahn
Sunday, November 12, 199514DAnswerRandolph Ross
Thursday, January 19, 199514AComeback (4)Bryant White
Friday, July 29, 199420A"So's your old man," e.g. (2)A. D. Cover

53 results for RETORT from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

Saturday, July 3, 199343DSnappish answerTap OsbornMaleska
Monday, February 3, 199231ALab vesselRobert W. SturgesMaleska
Sunday, January 1, 198938DSnappy comebackFrances HansenMaleska
Sunday, January 3, 19883DCutting comebackElaine D. SchorrMaleska
Monday, July 13, 198731ASharp answerRita YelleMaleska
Tuesday, October 8, 198529ASharp answerShirley SolowayMaleska
Sunday, January 20, 198545DComebackWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Sunday, December 23, 198479DIncisive answerJohn M. SamsonMaleska
Friday, September 23, 198334ALab vesselMaverMaleska
Wednesday, January 12, 198367ASharp answerJeanne WilsonMaleska
Thursday, April 29, 198246DLaboratory vesselTeresa ForestallMaleska
Tuesday, June 12, 197925AAnswer sharplyEvelyn BenshoofMaleska
Thursday, July 7, 197744AComebackAllan BlackmanMaleska
Tuesday, February 1, 197758ARejoinderWilliam LutwiniakWeng
Friday, August 6, 197648AComebackHigginsWeng
Tuesday, January 7, 197518DHeckler's put-downWilliam LutwiniakWeng
Friday, October 4, 197450AWithering replyMarie WestWeng
Tuesday, July 10, 197329ALab vesselUnknownWeng
Sunday, August 15, 197144DAnswer in kindA. J. SantoraWeng
Sunday, January 19, 196953DWry replyEugene T. MaleskaWeng
Saturday, December 28, 196840ASnappy comeback.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, February 24, 196827AQuick reply.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, January 31, 196847ALab gear.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, December 5, 196551DLab vessel.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Thursday, September 16, 196549DRetaliatory response.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, November 1, 196489DAnswer.Threba JohnsonFarrar
Monday, July 13, 196433ADistilling vessel.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, August 21, 196337AVerbal comeback.UnknownFarrar
Monday, June 10, 196338DDistilling vessel.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, March 6, 19638DWitty reply.Joseph LaFauciFarrar
Tuesday, February 26, 196342DSharp response.Louise EarnestFarrar
Thursday, May 17, 19628DClever comeback.Samuel DavisFarrar
Wednesday, May 9, 196257AWitty reply.Walt ClarkFarrar
Monday, June 12, 196123AWitty reply.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, March 5, 196186AChemical vessel.Christine ValenceFarrar
Wednesday, October 26, 196048DAnswer (an argument) in kind.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, May 3, 195961DTouchstone's ___ Courteous.W. E. JonesFarrar
Tuesday, June 10, 19587DCutting reply.UnknownFarrar
Monday, May 12, 195810DLaboratory vessel.Alda F. ZimpalFarrar
Monday, February 20, 195616AWitty reply.S. A. KayFarrar
Friday, June 3, 195514ASnappy comeback.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Tuesday, February 15, 195511DCutting reply.Alice SkodzusFarrar
Sunday, December 5, 195433DWitty reply.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Saturday, October 3, 195338DVerbal comeback.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Tuesday, April 7, 195366ABandied witticism.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Tuesday, June 24, 195240ACutting reply.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, October 28, 19519DDistilling vessel.Ralph AndersonFarrar
Monday, April 23, 195164AAnswering quip.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, October 2, 19491DQuick reply.George W. RootFarrar
Sunday, July 25, 194818D"The ___ Courteous."—As You Like It.Harold T. BersFarrar
Sunday, August 6, 194444DVerbal riposte.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Sunday, June 20, 1943116DAnswer in kind.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Sunday, December 6, 1942135AChemical vessel.F. C. JaschobFarrar