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151 results for ADLIB

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

Wednesday, August 30, 201721DForgo the teleprompter, sayDavid J. Kahn
Saturday, August 5, 201748ASkip the lines, sayDavid Phillips
Tuesday, January 17, 20178DDeal with a broken teleprompter, sayTimothy Polin
Thursday, March 24, 201642AWing it (13)David Liben-Nowell and Tom Pepper
Saturday, October 17, 20152DIt can't be cannedTimothy Polin
Wednesday, September 30, 201545DDitch the scriptFreddie Cheng
Tuesday, August 11, 201553ADepart from the prepared textJay Kaskel and Daniel Kantor
Tuesday, May 19, 201532AWhat the Marx Brothers often do in their filmsAllan E. Parrish
Thursday, January 22, 201535DGo off line?Timothy Polin
Tuesday, August 26, 201426AWing it (13)Victor Fleming
Monday, August 11, 20149AOff-the-cuff remarkDavid Steinberg and Bernice Gordon
Tuesday, March 11, 201411DWing it (13)Mel Rosen
Tuesday, March 19, 20131AWing it (13)Mike Buckley
Tuesday, December 18, 201252DWing it (13)Adam G. Perl
Thursday, November 1, 201256DWing it (13)George Barany and Victor Barocas
Tuesday, September 11, 20127DExtemporize (2)Kenneth Leeser
Thursday, February 16, 201247DIt's not scriptedJim Page
Wednesday, March 2, 201140DIgnore the cue cards, sayDavid Poole
Wednesday, January 5, 201149AWing it (13)Mr. Ed Sessa
Wednesday, November 17, 20108DForgo the script (2)Robert W. Harris
Thursday, March 4, 20101AProceed without notes, sayDavid J. Kahn
Wednesday, February 17, 201015ARemark that might get you in troubleElizabeth A. Long
Tuesday, September 11, 200744DImprovise (3)Christina Houlihan Kelly
Sunday, March 4, 200761ARemark that might get one in troubleRandolph Ross
Sunday, July 31, 200547ANot practicedMark Feldman
Friday, June 3, 200549DForgo the script (2)Jim Hyres
Monday, May 9, 200542AOff-the-cuff (2)Jim Hyres
Wednesday, August 11, 200461AWing it (13)Alan Arbesfeld
Wednesday, July 21, 200411DSeat-of-the-pants performanceEric and Janinne Berlin
Thursday, July 10, 200336ASpontaneouslyMichael Shteyman
Friday, June 20, 200326DOffhandBob Peoples
Sunday, June 8, 20036ANot scriptedElizabeth C. Gorski
Friday, May 16, 200343DUnrehearsed (2)Michael Shteyman
Friday, February 21, 20036DImprovisedPatrick Berry
Tuesday, January 28, 20031ASpeak off the cuffChristina Houlihan
Monday, September 23, 200254DImprovise (3)Peter Gordon
Friday, September 6, 200226AWing it (13)Manny Nosowsky
Tuesday, August 6, 20021DGo off scriptEthan Cooper and Michael Shteyman
Friday, August 2, 200224DOff-the-cuff (2)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Thursday, May 31, 20012DUnrehearsed (2)Robert H. Wolfe
Thursday, September 14, 200048DImpromptuJoe DiPietro
Monday, September 7, 19988DWing it, speechwise (2)Gregory E. Paul
Tuesday, June 2, 19986AImprovisationElizabeth C. Gorski
Monday, March 2, 199837AUnprepared commentJeremy Thomas Paine
Monday, November 17, 199713ASpeak without notesHolden Baker
Saturday, August 9, 19978DRobin Williams comment, maybeRaymond Hamel
Saturday, May 10, 19979AWing it (13)Isabel Walcott
Sunday, March 2, 199715AUnmemorized wordsHarvey Estes
Sunday, December 15, 199627AWing it (13)R. Ross
Sunday, September 15, 199678DWing it (13)A. K. Justin
Monday, April 29, 199614AWing it, speechwise (2)S. L. Robbins
Monday, April 1, 199652DIgnore the scriptF. Piscop
Thursday, October 27, 19948DWing it (13)Fred Piscop
Wednesday, August 31, 19942DExtemporize (2)Christopher Hurt
Tuesday, August 30, 199430AImprovise (3)Jonathan Schmatzbach
Wednesday, May 11, 19945DMake up on the spotHarvey Estes
Friday, April 1, 19949DRobin Williams forteStanley Newman

1 result for ADLIB from Variety puzzles.

May 24, 2015diagramless42AGo off scriptPaula Gamache

93 results for ADLIB from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

Sunday, August 8, 199321ASpontaneous remarkTom UnderhillMaleska
Monday, November 23, 199269AOff-the-cuff witticismSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Monday, July 27, 199235AOff the cuffEvelyn BenshoofMaleska
Thursday, December 26, 19915DWing it verballyMartin Ashwood-SmithMaleska
Saturday, February 18, 198915AOff the cuffBernard MerenMaleska
Sunday, May 29, 19885AExtemporizeJudith PerryMaleska
Tuesday, April 26, 198840DExtemporeArthur S. VerdescaMaleska
Thursday, December 24, 198740AOff-the-cuff wordsDale O. BurgenerMaleska
Sunday, September 27, 198787DFluff covererBert RosenfieldMaleska
Saturday, April 11, 198727DComic's ployRobert KatzMaleska
Friday, May 2, 198615AOff the cuffDale O. BurgenerMaleska
Monday, April 14, 198638DImproviseArthur W. PalmerMaleska
Saturday, November 16, 198531DEmcee's forteRobert KatzMaleska
Monday, September 2, 19857DSpeak off the cuffAlfio MicciMaleska
Friday, August 23, 198550DSpeak off the cuffRobert KatzMaleska
Wednesday, October 24, 19848DExtemporizeStanley B. WhittenMaleska
Tuesday, November 8, 198315AImprovise linesWarren W. ReichMaleska
Thursday, December 16, 198255AOff-the-script remarkA. J. SantoraMaleska
Sunday, January 17, 198215DComic's forteRichard SilvestriMaleska
Wednesday, September 2, 198145DTalk-show quipBernice GordonMaleska
Tuesday, August 25, 19811DOff the cuffRichard E. DempseyMaleska
Wednesday, November 26, 198031AImproviseJudson G. TrentMaleska
Thursday, August 21, 198017AExtemporizeWilliam JarvisMaleska
Sunday, July 27, 198076DOff-the-cuff remarkRichard SilvestriMaleska
Tuesday, April 22, 198037AImproviseJoy L. WoukMaleska
Saturday, February 2, 198046ABob Hope sparklerEli WesoffMaleska
Wednesday, October 10, 19795ACarson quipTap OsbornMaleska
Thursday, November 25, 197631DImproviseDeitmerWeng
Sunday, October 10, 197618ASpontaneousWilliam LutwiniakWeng
Thursday, January 8, 197652DImproviseFrank GearyWeng
Saturday, January 11, 19751AComedian's forteJack WherryWeng
Thursday, October 31, 197425DImproviseGeorge LaczkoWeng
Thursday, May 9, 19741AOff the cuffJean ReedWeng
Wednesday, July 4, 19736DCarson specialtyUnknownWeng
Tuesday, September 12, 19724AImproviseUnknownWeng
Saturday, April 8, 19725DImproviseUnknownWeng
Saturday, March 11, 19725DImproviseUnknownWeng
Monday, January 24, 197249AImproviseUnknownWeng
Friday, January 7, 197242AImproviseUnknownWeng
Thursday, July 15, 197112DImproviseUnknownWeng
Thursday, February 18, 197124DUnrehearsedUnknownWeng
Saturday, December 12, 197045AImproviseUnknownWeng
Friday, October 16, 19708DComic's specialtyUnknownWeng
Sunday, September 6, 1970102AOff the cuffBarbara LewisWeng
Sunday, May 17, 197069DImproviseBruce R. ShawWeng
Sunday, June 29, 196912DExtemporizeLewis C. BreakerWeng
Saturday, March 22, 19696DExtemporize.UnknownWeng
Wednesday, February 14, 196840AImprovise.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, January 18, 196820AOff the cuff.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, November 8, 196640AExtemporize: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
Friday, July 8, 196620AComedian's forte.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, April 6, 196655AImprovise.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, October 26, 196511DForte of a good comedian.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, June 6, 196516DRemark of a sort.Leonard SussmanFarrar
Friday, April 23, 196543ATalk spontaneously: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, December 5, 196449AImprovised.UnknownFarrar
Friday, September 11, 19644DExtemporize: Colloq.Louise EarnestFarrar
Monday, September 7, 196450AImprovise: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
Friday, July 3, 196414AKind of remark.UnknownFarrar
Monday, January 20, 196457AImprovise.Michael DubinFarrar
Wednesday, September 11, 196317AImprovise.UnknownFarrar
Monday, March 25, 19639AAt pleasure: abbr.John ByrneFarrar
Monday, February 11, 196320ANot in the script.Leonard SussmanFarrar
Wednesday, February 6, 196351AComedian's line.James E. Hinish, Jr.Farrar
Saturday, February 2, 196330AOff the cuff.Lois HillisFarrar
Saturday, November 24, 196241AAt pleasure: Lat. abbr.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, June 27, 196248AWithout imposed limit.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Sunday, April 1, 196259AExtempore.Herbert EttensonFarrar
Friday, March 23, 196261AAs one wishes: Abbr.Joseph S. CrowellFarrar
Thursday, January 25, 196248DImprovisation.James E. Hinish, Jr.Farrar
Wednesday, January 17, 19624DSpoken extempore.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, August 5, 196125ADepart from the script.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, April 19, 19619AExtemporize: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, January 28, 196150DTV quip.UnknownFarrar
Friday, January 27, 196141DExtemporize: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
Friday, March 25, 19603DExtemporize: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, February 7, 196010AAt pleasure: Abbr.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Thursday, May 21, 195951DExtemporize: Colloq.Herbert EttensonFarrar
Monday, December 8, 19589DAdd lines not in the script: Slang.Helen FasuloFarrar
Sunday, August 3, 195845DSee 21 Across.Herbert EttensonFarrar
Monday, July 14, 195848DAs one wishes: Lat. abbr.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, January 8, 19581DAt pleasure: Lat. abbr.UnknownFarrar
Monday, December 30, 195721AExtemporize.UnknownFarrar
Monday, May 20, 195738AExtemporize.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, December 4, 195625DMake quips not in the script.Helen FasuloFarrar
Thursday, August 9, 195634ATV panelist's quip.Rosa JosephsFarrar
Sunday, July 24, 195547DTypical Hope remark.William A. Lewis Jr.Farrar
Sunday, November 21, 195411DExtemporize.Alice CookFarrar
Wednesday, August 25, 195416DQuip, sans script.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Sunday, April 11, 19541AExtemporize.Bernice B. AmronFarrar
Tuesday, December 9, 195222AUnpremeditated quip.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, March 3, 195127DDepart from the script.Robert HeglerFarrar
Sunday, January 7, 195139DUnrehearsed radio quip.Willard N. JordanFarrar