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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.

DateGridClueAuthor
Wed Aug 30, 201721DForgo the teleprompter, sayDavid J. Kahn
Sat Aug 5, 201748ASkip the lines, sayDavid Phillips
Tue Jan 17, 20178DDeal with a broken teleprompter, sayTimothy Polin
Thu Mar 24, 201642AWing it (13)David Liben-Nowell and Tom Pepper
Sat Oct 17, 20152DIt can't be cannedTimothy Polin
Wed Sep 30, 201545DDitch the scriptFreddie Cheng
Tue Aug 11, 201553ADepart from the prepared textJay Kaskel and Daniel Kantor
Tue May 19, 201532AWhat the Marx Brothers often do in their filmsAllan E. Parrish
Thu Jan 22, 201535DGo off line?Timothy Polin
Tue Aug 26, 201426AWing it (13)Victor Fleming
Mon Aug 11, 20149AOff-the-cuff remarkDavid Steinberg and Bernice Gordon
Tue Mar 11, 201411DWing it (13)Mel Rosen
Tue Mar 19, 20131AWing it (13)Mike Buckley
Tue Dec 18, 201252DWing it (13)Adam G. Perl
Thu Nov 1, 201256DWing it (13)George Barany and Victor Barocas
Tue Sep 11, 20127DExtemporize (2)Kenneth Leeser
Thu Feb 16, 201247DIt's not scriptedJim Page
Wed Mar 2, 201140DIgnore the cue cards, sayDavid Poole
Wed Jan 5, 201149AWing it (13)Mr. Ed Sessa
Wed Nov 17, 20108DForgo the script (2)Robert W. Harris
Thu Mar 4, 20101AProceed without notes, sayDavid J. Kahn
Wed Feb 17, 201015ARemark that might get you in troubleElizabeth A. Long
Tue Sep 11, 200744DImprovise (3)Christina Houlihan Kelly
Sun Mar 4, 200761ARemark that might get one in troubleRandolph Ross
Sun Jul 31, 200547ANot practicedMark Feldman
Fri Jun 3, 200549DForgo the script (2)Jim Hyres
Mon May 9, 200542AOff-the-cuff (2)Jim Hyres
Wed Aug 11, 200461AWing it (13)Alan Arbesfeld
Wed Jul 21, 200411DSeat-of-the-pants performanceEric and Janinne Berlin
Thu Jul 10, 200336ASpontaneouslyMichael Shteyman
Fri Jun 20, 200326DOffhandBob Peoples
Sun Jun 8, 20036ANot scriptedElizabeth C. Gorski
Fri May 16, 200343DUnrehearsed (2)Michael Shteyman
Fri Feb 21, 20036DImprovisedPatrick Berry
Tue Jan 28, 20031ASpeak off the cuffChristina Houlihan
Mon Sep 23, 200254DImprovise (3)Peter Gordon
Fri Sep 6, 200226AWing it (13)Manny Nosowsky
Tue Aug 6, 20021DGo off scriptEthan Cooper and Michael Shteyman
Fri Aug 2, 200224DOff-the-cuff (2)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Thu May 31, 20012DUnrehearsed (2)Robert H. Wolfe
Thu Sep 14, 200048DImpromptuJoe DiPietro
Mon Sep 7, 19988DWing it, speechwise (2)Gregory E. Paul
Tue Jun 2, 19986AImprovisationElizabeth C. Gorski
Mon Mar 2, 199837AUnprepared commentJeremy Thomas Paine
Mon Nov 17, 199713ASpeak without notesHolden Baker
Sat Aug 9, 19978DRobin Williams comment, maybeRaymond Hamel
Sat May 10, 19979AWing it (13)Isabel Walcott
Sun Mar 2, 199715AUnmemorized wordsHarvey Estes
Sun Dec 15, 199627AWing it (13)R. Ross
Sun Sep 15, 199678DWing it (13)A. K. Justin
Mon Apr 29, 199614AWing it, speechwise (2)S. L. Robbins
Mon Apr 1, 199652DIgnore the scriptF. Piscop
Thu Oct 27, 19948DWing it (13)Fred Piscop
Wed Aug 31, 19942DExtemporize (2)Christopher Hurt
Tue Aug 30, 199430AImprovise (3)Jonathan Schmatzbach
Wed May 11, 19945DMake up on the spotHarvey Estes
Fri Apr 1, 19949DRobin 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
Sun Aug 8, 199321ASpontaneous remarkTom UnderhillMaleska
Mon Nov 23, 199269AOff-the-cuff witticismSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Mon Jul 27, 199235AOff the cuffEvelyn BenshoofMaleska
Thu Dec 26, 19915DWing it verballyMartin Ashwood-SmithMaleska
Sat Feb 18, 198915AOff the cuffBernard MerenMaleska
Sun May 29, 19885AExtemporizeJudith PerryMaleska
Tue Apr 26, 198840DExtemporeArthur S. VerdescaMaleska
Thu Dec 24, 198740AOff-the-cuff wordsDale O. BurgenerMaleska
Sun Sep 27, 198787DFluff covererBert RosenfieldMaleska
Sat Apr 11, 198727DComic's ployRobert KatzMaleska
Fri May 2, 198615AOff the cuffDale O. BurgenerMaleska
Mon Apr 14, 198638DImproviseArthur W. PalmerMaleska
Sat Nov 16, 198531DEmcee's forteRobert KatzMaleska
Mon Sep 2, 19857DSpeak off the cuffAlfio MicciMaleska
Fri Aug 23, 198550DSpeak off the cuffRobert KatzMaleska
Wed Oct 24, 19848DExtemporizeStanley B. WhittenMaleska
Tue Nov 8, 198315AImprovise linesWarren W. ReichMaleska
Thu Dec 16, 198255AOff-the-script remarkA. J. SantoraMaleska
Sun Jan 17, 198215DComic's forteRichard SilvestriMaleska
Wed Sep 2, 198145DTalk-show quipBernice GordonMaleska
Tue Aug 25, 19811DOff the cuffRichard E. DempseyMaleska
Wed Nov 26, 198031AImproviseJudson G. TrentMaleska
Thu Aug 21, 198017AExtemporizeWilliam JarvisMaleska
Sun Jul 27, 198076DOff-the-cuff remarkRichard SilvestriMaleska
Tue Apr 22, 198037AImproviseJoy L. WoukMaleska
Sat Feb 2, 198046ABob Hope sparklerEli WesoffMaleska
Wed Oct 10, 19795ACarson quipTap OsbornMaleska
Thu Nov 25, 197631DImproviseDeitmerWeng
Sun Oct 10, 197618ASpontaneousWilliam LutwiniakWeng
Thu Jan 8, 197652DImproviseFrank GearyWeng
Sat Jan 11, 19751AComedian's forteJack WherryWeng
Thu Oct 31, 197425DImproviseGeorge LaczkoWeng
Thu May 9, 19741AOff the cuffJean ReedWeng
Wed Jul 4, 19736DCarson specialtyUnknownWeng
Tue Sep 12, 19724AImproviseUnknownWeng
Sat Apr 8, 19725DImproviseUnknownWeng
Sat Mar 11, 19725DImproviseUnknownWeng
Mon Jan 24, 197249AImproviseUnknownWeng
Fri Jan 7, 197242AImproviseUnknownWeng
Thu Jul 15, 197112DImproviseUnknownWeng
Thu Feb 18, 197124DUnrehearsedUnknownWeng
Sat Dec 12, 197045AImproviseUnknownWeng
Fri Oct 16, 19708DComic's specialtyUnknownWeng
Sun Sep 6, 1970102AOff the cuffBarbara LewisWeng
Sun May 17, 197069DImproviseBruce R. ShawWeng
Sun Jun 29, 196912DExtemporizeLewis C. BreakerWeng
Sat Mar 22, 19696DExtemporize.UnknownWeng
Wed Feb 14, 196840AImprovise.UnknownFarrar
Thu Jan 18, 196820AOff the cuff.UnknownFarrar
Tue Nov 8, 196640AExtemporize: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
Fri Jul 8, 196620AComedian's forte.UnknownFarrar
Wed Apr 6, 196655AImprovise.UnknownFarrar
Tue Oct 26, 196511DForte of a good comedian.UnknownFarrar
Sun Jun 6, 196516DRemark of a sort.Leonard SussmanFarrar
Fri Apr 23, 196543ATalk spontaneously: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
Sat Dec 5, 196449AImprovised.UnknownFarrar
Fri Sep 11, 19644DExtemporize: Colloq.Louise EarnestFarrar
Mon Sep 7, 196450AImprovise: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
Fri Jul 3, 196414AKind of remark.UnknownFarrar
Mon Jan 20, 196457AImprovise.Michael DubinFarrar
Wed Sep 11, 196317AImprovise.UnknownFarrar
Mon Mar 25, 19639AAt pleasure: abbr.John ByrneFarrar
Mon Feb 11, 196320ANot in the script.Leonard SussmanFarrar
Wed Feb 6, 196351AComedian's line.James E. Hinish, Jr.Farrar
Sat Feb 2, 196330AOff the cuff.Lois HillisFarrar
Sat Nov 24, 196241AAt pleasure: Lat. abbr.UnknownFarrar
Wed Jun 27, 196248AWithout imposed limit.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Sun Apr 1, 196259AExtempore.Herbert EttensonFarrar
Fri Mar 23, 196261AAs one wishes: Abbr.Joseph S. CrowellFarrar
Thu Jan 25, 196248DImprovisation.James E. Hinish, Jr.Farrar
Wed Jan 17, 19624DSpoken extempore.UnknownFarrar
Sat Aug 5, 196125ADepart from the script.UnknownFarrar
Wed Apr 19, 19619AExtemporize: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
Sat Jan 28, 196150DTV quip.UnknownFarrar
Fri Jan 27, 196141DExtemporize: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
Fri Mar 25, 19603DExtemporize: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
Sun Feb 7, 196010AAt pleasure: Abbr.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Thu May 21, 195951DExtemporize: Colloq.Herbert EttensonFarrar
Mon Dec 8, 19589DAdd lines not in the script: Slang.Helen FasuloFarrar
Sun Aug 3, 195845DSee 21 Across.Herbert EttensonFarrar
Mon Jul 14, 195848DAs one wishes: Lat. abbr.UnknownFarrar
Wed Jan 8, 19581DAt pleasure: Lat. abbr.UnknownFarrar
Mon Dec 30, 195721AExtemporize.UnknownFarrar
Mon May 20, 195738AExtemporize.UnknownFarrar
Tue Dec 4, 195625DMake quips not in the script.Helen FasuloFarrar
Thu Aug 9, 195634ATV panelist's quip.Rosa JosephsFarrar
Sun Jul 24, 195547DTypical Hope remark.William A. Lewis Jr.Farrar
Sun Nov 21, 195411DExtemporize.Alice CookFarrar
Wed Aug 25, 195416DQuip, sans script.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Sun Apr 11, 19541AExtemporize.Bernice B. AmronFarrar
Tue Dec 9, 195222AUnpremeditated quip.UnknownFarrar
Sat Mar 3, 195127DDepart from the script.Robert HeglerFarrar
Sun Jan 7, 195139DUnrehearsed radio quip.Willard N. JordanFarrar