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153 results for ADLIB

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

DateGridClueAuthor
51AWing it (14)Randolph Ross
11DOff-script remarkFreddie Cheng
21DForgo the teleprompter, sayDavid J. Kahn
48ASkip the lines, sayDavid Phillips
8DDeal with a broken teleprompter, sayTimothy Polin
42AWing it (14)David Liben-Nowell and Tom Pepper
2DIt can't be cannedTimothy Polin
45DDitch the scriptFreddie Cheng
53ADepart from the prepared textJay Kaskel and Daniel Kantor
32AWhat the Marx Brothers often do in their filmsAllan E. Parrish
35DGo off line?Timothy Polin
26AWing it (14)Victor Fleming
9AOff-the-cuff remarkDavid Steinberg and Bernice Gordon
11DWing it (14)Mel Rosen
1AWing it (14)Mike Buckley
52DWing it (14)Adam G. Perl
56DWing it (14)George Barany and Victor Barocas
7DExtemporize (2)Kenneth Leeser
47DIt's not scriptedJim Page
40DIgnore the cue cards, sayDavid Poole
49AWing it (14)Mr. Ed Sessa
8DForgo the script (2)Robert W. Harris
1AProceed without notes, sayDavid J. Kahn
15ARemark that might get you in troubleElizabeth A. Long
44DImprovise (3)Christina Houlihan Kelly
61ARemark that might get one in troubleRandolph Ross
47ANot practicedMark Feldman
49DForgo the script (2)Jim Hyres
42AOff-the-cuff (2)Jim Hyres
61AWing it (14)Alan Arbesfeld
11DSeat-of-the-pants performanceEric and Janinne Berlin
36ASpontaneouslyMichael Shteyman
26DOffhandBob Peoples
6ANot scriptedElizabeth C. Gorski
43DUnrehearsed (2)Michael Shteyman
6DImprovisedPatrick Berry
1ASpeak off the cuffChristina Houlihan
54DImprovise (3)Peter Gordon
26AWing it (14)Manny Nosowsky
1DGo off scriptEthan Cooper and Michael Shteyman
24DOff-the-cuff (2)Elizabeth C. Gorski
2DUnrehearsed (2)Robert H. Wolfe
48DImpromptuJoe DiPietro
8DWing it, speechwise (2)Gregory E. Paul
6AImprovisationElizabeth C. Gorski
37AUnprepared commentJeremy Thomas Paine
13ASpeak without notesHolden Baker
8DRobin Williams comment, maybeRaymond Hamel
9AWing it (14)Isabel Walcott
15AUnmemorized wordsHarvey Estes
27AWing it (14)R. Ross
78DWing it (14)A. K. Justin
14AWing it, speechwise (2)S. L. Robbins
52DIgnore the scriptF. Piscop
8DWing it (14)Fred Piscop
2DExtemporize (2)Christopher Hurt
30AImprovise (3)Jonathan Schmatzbach
5DMake up on the spotHarvey Estes
9DRobin Williams forteStanley Newman

1 result for ADLIB from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
May 24, 2015diagramless42AGo off scriptPaula Gamache

93 results for ADLIB from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
21ASpontaneous remarkTom UnderhillMaleska
69AOff-the-cuff witticismSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
35AOff the cuffEvelyn BenshoofMaleska
5DWing it verballyMartin Ashwood-SmithMaleska
15AOff the cuffBernard MerenMaleska
5AExtemporizeJudith PerryMaleska
40DExtemporeArthur S. VerdescaMaleska
40AOff-the-cuff wordsDale O. BurgenerMaleska
87DFluff covererBert RosenfieldMaleska
27DComic's ployRobert KatzMaleska
15AOff the cuffDale O. BurgenerMaleska
38DImproviseArthur W. PalmerMaleska
31DEmcee's forteRobert KatzMaleska
7DSpeak off the cuffAlfio MicciMaleska
50DSpeak off the cuffRobert KatzMaleska
8DExtemporizeStanley B. WhittenMaleska
15AImprovise linesWarren W. ReichMaleska
55AOff-the-script remarkA. J. SantoraMaleska
15DComic's forteRichard SilvestriMaleska
45DTalk-show quipBernice GordonMaleska
1DOff the cuffRichard E. DempseyMaleska
31AImproviseJudson G. TrentMaleska
17AExtemporizeWilliam JarvisMaleska
76DOff-the-cuff remarkRichard SilvestriMaleska
37AImproviseJoy L. WoukMaleska
46ABob Hope sparklerEli WesoffMaleska
5ACarson quipTap OsbornMaleska
31DImproviseDeitmerWeng
18ASpontaneousWilliam LutwiniakWeng
52DImproviseFrank GearyWeng
1AComedian's forteJack WherryWeng
25DImproviseGeorge LaczkoWeng
1AOff the cuffJean ReedWeng
6DCarson specialtyUnknownWeng
4AImproviseUnknownWeng
5DImproviseUnknownWeng
5DImproviseUnknownWeng
49AImproviseUnknownWeng
42AImproviseUnknownWeng
12DImproviseUnknownWeng
24DUnrehearsedUnknownWeng
45AImproviseUnknownWeng
8DComic's specialtyUnknownWeng
102AOff the cuffBarbara LewisWeng
69DImproviseBruce R. ShawWeng
12DExtemporizeLewis C. BreakerWeng
6DExtemporize.UnknownWeng
40AImprovise.UnknownFarrar
20AOff the cuff.UnknownFarrar
40AExtemporize: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
20AComedian's forte.UnknownFarrar
55AImprovise.UnknownFarrar
11DForte of a good comedian.UnknownFarrar
16DRemark of a sort.Leonard SussmanFarrar
43ATalk spontaneously: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
49AImprovised.UnknownFarrar
4DExtemporize: Colloq.Louise EarnestFarrar
50AImprovise: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
14AKind of remark.UnknownFarrar
57AImprovise.Michael DubinFarrar
17AImprovise.UnknownFarrar
9AAt pleasure: abbr.John ByrneFarrar
20ANot in the script.Leonard SussmanFarrar
51AComedian's line.James E. Hinish, Jr.Farrar
30AOff the cuff.Lois HillisFarrar
41AAt pleasure: Lat. abbr.UnknownFarrar
48AWithout imposed limit.Thomas MeekinFarrar
59AExtempore.Herbert EttensonFarrar
61AAs one wishes: Abbr.Joseph S. CrowellFarrar
48DImprovisation.James E. Hinish, Jr.Farrar
4DSpoken extempore.UnknownFarrar
25ADepart from the script.UnknownFarrar
9AExtemporize: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
50DTV quip.UnknownFarrar
41DExtemporize: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
3DExtemporize: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
10AAt pleasure: Abbr.Jules ArensbergFarrar
51DExtemporize: Colloq.Herbert EttensonFarrar
9DAdd lines not in the script: Slang.Helen FasuloFarrar
45DSee 21 Across.Herbert EttensonFarrar
48DAs one wishes: Lat. abbr.UnknownFarrar
1DAt pleasure: Lat. abbr.UnknownFarrar
21AExtemporize.UnknownFarrar
38AExtemporize.UnknownFarrar
25DMake quips not in the script.Helen FasuloFarrar
34ATV panelist's quip.Rosa JosephsFarrar
47DTypical Hope remark.William A. Lewis Jr.Farrar
11DExtemporize.Alice CookFarrar
16DQuip, sans script.Thomas MeekinFarrar
1AExtemporize.Bernice B. AmronFarrar
22AUnpremeditated quip.UnknownFarrar
27DDepart from the script.Robert HeglerFarrar
39DUnrehearsed radio quip.Willard N. JordanFarrar