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28 Results for SPINY

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

DateGridClueAuthor
Thursday, May 7, 201543ALike some anteaters (2)Tracy Gray
Friday, October 1, 201044ALike some anteaters (2)David J. Kahn
Sunday, October 12, 200824DLike cactiRich Norris
Sunday, April 29, 200724DLike hedgehogsHenry Hook
Monday, May 29, 19956DLike porcupinesBernice Gordon

23 results for SPINY from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Sunday, April 28, 199190DLike a hedgehogFrances HansenMaleska
Wednesday, September 4, 198510DLike cactusesWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Wednesday, November 21, 198443DTroublesomeEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Saturday, July 14, 198454ALike a porcupinePeter G. SnowMaleska
Thursday, August 5, 198224ANettlesomeRonald C. HirschfeldMaleska
Monday, September 28, 198163ANettlesomeMrs. John FabbroniMaleska
Sunday, September 30, 197983DThornyTimothy S. LewisMaleska
Monday, June 14, 197129DLike cactusesUnknownWeng
Monday, June 1, 197046AThornyUnknownWeng
Monday, May 25, 197039ALike a porcupineUnknownWeng
Sunday, July 23, 196785AThorny.W. E. JonesFarrar
Thursday, January 12, 196712DThorny.William LutwiniakFarrar
Tuesday, March 15, 196665ALike cacti.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, February 18, 196539AFull of thorns.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, January 26, 196125AThorny.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, December 28, 196037ACactuslike.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, November 1, 1959134APrickly.Charles GerschFarrar
Thursday, May 8, 195830ADescribing a porcupine.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, March 2, 1958112A___ anteater, the echidna.A. J. SantoraFarrar
Sunday, July 14, 195767DTroublesome.Joseph LaFauciFarrar
Wednesday, August 17, 195551ADescriptive of the porcupine.S. A. KayFarrar
Friday, February 25, 195525AFull of thorns.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Monday, December 13, 195444ALike a cactus.Jack LuzzattoFarrar