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269 results for CIA

142 Shortz Era entries found. Click any date for context. Repeated clues show (number of Shortz Era occurrences).
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DateGridClueAuthor
Wed Apr 11, 201832AGrp. that once plotted against Fidel CastroKeiran King
Sat Dec 23, 201752DGeorge Tenet's "At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the ___"Matthew Sewell
Tue Dec 5, 201735ASecretive org. (4)Harry Smith and Zhouqin Burnikel
Fri Jun 16, 201727ASpooky grp.?Zhouqin Burnikel
Mon May 29, 201758AFact-gathering org.Jeff Chen and Seth Geltman
Fri Dec 30, 201641A"Zero Dark Thirty" org. (2)Patrick Berry
Wed Nov 2, 201648AOrg. in "Argo" (4)Andrew Kingsley
Mon Jun 20, 20164DOrg. based in Langley, Va. (2)Jason Mueller
Sat May 21, 201648AStan's employer on "American Dad!"Jason Flinn
Thu Apr 14, 201640AEmployer whose workers don't discuss their jobs much, in shortJason Flinn
Tue Dec 29, 20159DOrg. in "Homeland" (2)Jeff Stillman
Wed Dec 2, 201560D"Homeland" org. (3)Alan Arbesfeld
Mon Nov 30, 201548DHush-hush org. (2)Ian Livengood
Sun Nov 8, 2015113DSnoop group, in briefTracy Gray
Wed Oct 7, 201533AK.G.B. adversaryJulian Lim
Sun Sep 6, 201510DThe Company, in govt. lingoPatrick Berry
Thu Aug 13, 201559DWorld Factbook publisher, for shortJim Hilger
Tue Apr 28, 201560A"The Bourne Identity" org.José Chardiet
Tue Mar 31, 201542DCovert org. (2)Gary Cee
Sat Feb 21, 201519AOrg. in "Argo" (4)Doug Peterson and Brad Wilber
Thu Feb 5, 201529DOrg. in "Homeland" (2)Mike Buckley
Thu Jan 22, 201513ADecoder ring, for short?Timothy Polin
Tue Jan 13, 201560DOrg. in "The Bourne Ultimatum"Michael Blake
Wed Dec 24, 201419AOrg. in "Argo" (4)Adam G. Perl
Sat Sep 6, 20144D"Profiles in Leadership" publisher, brieflyJames Mulhern
Fri Aug 22, 201410D"Burn Notice" grp.Sam Ezersky
Thu Aug 7, 201449ALead-in to a 2000s "-gate"Joe DiPietro
Mon Jul 21, 201429DSpy org. (5)Matt Fuchs
Fri May 9, 201455DGrp. with many operationsJames Mulhern
Sat Feb 22, 201432AGrp. with the Office of Iraq AnalysisEvan Birnholz
Wed Jan 1, 201455AK.G.B. rival (2)Peter A. Collins
Wed Jul 31, 201346DOrg. in "Argo" (4)H. David Goering
Thu May 30, 20136DPossible coup instigator, for shortJulian Lim
Sun May 26, 201386D"Homeland" org. (3)Joon Pahk and Jeremy Horwitz
Thu May 23, 201330DThe sculpture "Kryptos" sits outside its hdqrs.David Levinson Wilk
Sun May 12, 201320A"Zero Dark Thirty" org. (2)David J. Kahn
Sun Apr 14, 201351ASurveillance org.Elizabeth C. Gorski
Sat Mar 23, 201365AOperation Cyclone org.David Steinberg
Wed Jan 23, 201336D"Homeland" org. (3)Joel Fagliano
Wed Jan 9, 201338AOrg. based in Langley, Va. (2)David Ben-Merre
Thu Dec 20, 20126ASecretive org. (4)Ian Livengood and J.A.S.A. Crossword Class
Wed Oct 10, 201253D"The Bourne Supremacy" org. (2)Pete Muller
Sun Sep 2, 201293AMI6 : Britain :: ___ : U.S.Joel Fagliano
Tue Jun 26, 201260DCovert org. (2)Mike Torch
Wed May 30, 201229AOrg. in Robert Ludlum novelsDavid J. Kahn
Wed Apr 25, 20121DThe Company, for shortPeter Wentz
Tue Jan 24, 201214A"The Good Shepherd" org.Alex Boisvert
Sun Dec 25, 2011146AOrg. in Tom Clancy novelsElizabeth C. Gorski
Sun Dec 18, 2011118D"Three Days of the Condor" org.Patrick Merrell
Sun Oct 9, 201126AWorld Factbook publisher, in briefBrendan Emmett Quigley
Sun Oct 2, 2011109DOrg. in "Burn After Reading" (2)Eric Berlin
Sun Sep 25, 201162DSubj. of the 2005 Pulitzer-winning book "Ghost Wars"Paul Hunsberger
Fri Dec 24, 201019DEmployer of 10-Downs: Abbr.Jay Kaskel and Daniel Kantor
Fri Dec 17, 201043ASubj. of Stansfield Turner's "Burn Before Reading"Patrick Berry
Sun Sep 19, 201033AOrg. in the "Bourne" series (2)Kevin G. Der
Wed Sep 8, 201020AOrg. in "Burn After Reading" (2)Tracy Gray
Mon Aug 9, 201030D"Alias" org.David Poole
Mon Feb 15, 201036AEspionage org.Lynn Lempel
Fri Jan 8, 20101DPlame affair org.Patrick Berry
Mon Jan 4, 20106DOrg. in "The Bourne Identity" (2)Paula Gamache
Fri Feb 20, 200916AOrg. in the 1982 film "Enigma"Paula Gamache
Thu Feb 19, 200931AOrg. in the Bourne series (2)Kevin G. Der
Fri Aug 29, 200842AOrg. at the center of the 2007 memoir "At the Center of the Storm"Mike Nothnagel
Wed May 7, 200863DOrg. in "The Bourne Identity" (2)Richard Silvestri
Tue Apr 8, 200853DGrp. known as the CompanyDave Mackey
Sat Mar 8, 200842ASubj. of the 2006 film "The Good Shepherd"Brad Wilber
Mon Dec 31, 200738ASnooper's org.Lynn Lempel
Tue Jul 17, 200738DSecretive org. (4)Natan Last
Sun Jun 24, 200788ASubj. of many conspiracy theories (2)Eric Berlin
Mon Apr 9, 200762DSpy org. (5)J. K. Hummel
Tue Mar 20, 200749DOrg. in "The Good Shepherd"Laura A. Halper
Thu Jan 18, 200722AOrg. once led by George BushRandolph Ross
Tue Jan 9, 200735DOrg. in the 2006 film "The Good Shepherd"Ed Early
Sun Aug 27, 2006122DKind of operation (2)Seth A. Abel
Sun Jul 2, 200627DOrg. with operationsElizabeth C. Gorski
Thu Jun 15, 200627A"The Bourne Supremacy" org. (2)Adam Cohen
Wed May 31, 200619AOrg. formerly headed by Porter GossTrip Payne
Wed May 10, 20061ASubj. of many conspiracy theories (2)Kevan Choset
Mon Apr 10, 200629DSpy org. (5)Gary J. Whitehead
Sun Apr 2, 200642D9/11 Commission subj.Bob Klahn
Tue Feb 21, 200646AInfo supplier for a natl. security briefingLisa Wiseman
Mon Dec 5, 200522DUndercover org.Gary Steinmehl
Sun Sep 11, 2005110DThe World Factbook publisher: Abbr.Patrick Berry
Sun Jul 31, 200544AIt has moles: Abbr. (2)Mark Feldman
Tue Jul 26, 200511AThe elder Geo. Bush once headed itLee Glickstein and Nancy Salomon
Sun Jun 26, 200555AProvision of the Natl. Security Act, 1947Joe DiPietro
Sun Jun 12, 200597DTom Clancy subj. (4)Joe Bower
Sun Apr 17, 200546AAllen Dulles headed it for eight years under D.D.E.Manny Nosowsky
Sun Feb 27, 200592AIt has moles: Abbr. (2)Mike Torch
Wed Jan 5, 200511DIntelligence grp.Michael Shteyman
Thu Dec 30, 200460DSecretive org. (4)Kyle Mahowald
Fri Dec 3, 200426AIt's based in McLean, Va.Michael Shteyman
Fri Oct 31, 200361DBug group?: Abbr.Earl L. Martin III
Wed Dec 25, 200214AOrg. in Langley, Va.Patrick Merrell
Sun Nov 3, 2002107AKind of operation (2)Patrick Berry
Sun Jun 16, 200262ABush Sr.'s bailiwick, 1976-77Manny Nosowsky
Sun Mar 10, 2002117DOrg. in "Patriot Games"Nelson Hardy
Sun Jan 13, 200276ATom Clancy subj. (4)Nelson Hardy
Mon Dec 3, 200162DCloak-and-dagger org. (3)Nancy Salomon and Harvey Estes
Fri Aug 31, 200131A"World Factbook" compilerElizabeth C. Gorski
Sun Jul 29, 200136ALangley outfitMichael Ashley
Thu Jul 26, 200138AThe Company (5)Manny Nosowsky
Fri Jul 13, 200135ATom Clancy subj. (4)Manny Nosowsky
Wed May 23, 200121ABush Sr. headed itAlan Arbesfeld
Fri Apr 27, 200149DThe Company (5)Mark Diehl
Mon Nov 6, 200037ACloak-and-dagger org. (3)Nancy Salomon and Bob Frank
Fri Aug 18, 200040ASpooky place?: Abbr.Patrick D. Berry
Mon Aug 14, 200023AOrg. with secretsNancy Kavanaugh
Tue May 9, 20008DSpy's org. (2)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Mon Feb 21, 20001DGrp. with informantsRandy Sowell
Tue Oct 26, 199911AHush-hush org. (2)Kevin McCann
Tue Oct 19, 199965DCloak-and-dagger org. (3)Fred Piscop
Tue Aug 10, 199959DK.G.B. rival (2)Brendan Emmett Quigley
Wed Jul 21, 199924ASecret employer, maybeNoah Dephoure
Mon May 10, 199942ASpy's org. (2)Frances Hansen
Sun Mar 14, 1999108AIran-contra org.Martin Schneider
Fri Dec 4, 199850A"Harlot's Ghost" subj.John Wolting
Sat May 2, 199859DFact-gathering grp.Jeff Herrington
Mon Jan 5, 199859DSpy org. (5)Mark Moldowsky
Thu Dec 25, 199724DTom Clancy subj. (4)A. J. Santora
Mon May 5, 199762DK.G.B.'s cold war foeStephanie Spadaccini
Mon Apr 21, 199722DSpy org. (5)Patrick Jordan
Tue Feb 11, 199747AOrg. that advises the N.S.C.P. Jordan
Wed Dec 4, 199655AO.S.S. successor (2)M. E. Skolsky
Sun Nov 10, 199646DOrg. once headed by Allen DullesR. Hamel
Mon Oct 28, 199625ASpies' org.R. Norris
Fri May 10, 199642AEx-employer of Aldrich AmesM. Gaffney
Thu Nov 9, 199538ASnoop groupBob Sefick
Sun Oct 8, 199595ASpook groupNancy Nicholson Joline
Tue Jul 18, 199557DSpook-y org.Jonathan Schmatzbach
Sat Jul 15, 199545AInformation-gathering grp.Rand H. Burns
Wed Jan 25, 199541DBush's old commandNorma Steinberg
Sun Nov 20, 19944DMcLean, Va., grp.Matt Gaffney
Fri Nov 18, 199444AU-2 overseersTimothy S. Lewis
Tue Aug 9, 19941DSpy grp.Jonathan Schmatzbach
Sun Jul 10, 199487AJames Woolsey's org.Alvin Chase
Tue Jul 5, 19943D"The Company" (5)Raymond Hamel
Sun Apr 17, 199468DCousin of MI6 in spy storiesR.M. Hopkins
Sat Apr 16, 199458DGeorge Bush once headed itRand H. Burns
Tue Mar 15, 199423A"The Company" (5)David J. Kahn
Tue Dec 28, 199336A"The Company" (5)Ronald C. Hirschfield
Thu Nov 25, 199322DO.S.S. successor (2)Joy L. Wouk

2 results for CIA from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
Apr 14, 2002diagramless10AOrg. with molesFrank Longo
Jun 11, 2000diagramless40A"S*P*Y*S" org.Frank Longo

125 results for CIA from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Wed Nov 3, 199366AK.G.B.'s nemesisDaniel GirardiTaub
Sat Mar 13, 199331ACasey's org.Kevin BoyleMaleska
Thu Jan 21, 199351AHush-hush org.Eugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Mon Nov 9, 199223AHush-hush org.Sidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Fri Nov 6, 199219DBush org., onceManny NosowskyMaleska
Tue Sep 29, 199237ABush's command: 1976-77Norma SteinbergMaleska
Wed Jul 8, 199250ASecretive org.Sidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Wed Apr 29, 199223AOrg. Robert Gates headsMichael A. RampinoMaleska
Fri Apr 24, 199250AGates's org.Charles E. GerschMaleska
Tue Jan 14, 199223DO.S.S.'s successorArthur S. VerdescaMaleska
Fri Oct 11, 199151DRobert M. Gates's org.Mark BlakeburnMaleska
Tue Jul 30, 19916DSecret org.Sidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Sun Jun 30, 199188ASpooks' denJacques LiwerMaleska
Sun May 12, 199140AW. Webster's gp.Randolph RossMaleska
Thu Jan 10, 199149DBush's old org.Frank MiceliMaleska
Tue Jan 8, 199141AOrg. Bush once headedEvelyn BenshoofMaleska
Mon Dec 24, 199046DSecurity org.Lois SidwayMaleska
Thu Jul 26, 199026AU.S. spy org.Patterson PeppleMaleska
Sat Jun 23, 199057DO.S.S. successorJesse RoarkeMaleska
Sat Apr 21, 199027AWhat G.H.W.B. headed: 1976-77Ronnie K. AllenMaleska
Tue Mar 27, 199064DOrg. headed by Allen Dulles 1953-61Jean M. HuntMaleska
Sun Jan 7, 199088AHush-hush agcy.Will WengMaleska
Sat Nov 11, 198943ACasey's agcy. under ReaganFrances HansenMaleska
Thu Nov 9, 198922AOrg. once headed by BushLois SidwayMaleska
Wed Mar 8, 198960DAgcy. once headed by G.H.W.B.Peter SwiftMaleska
Thu Dec 8, 198834AGovt. org. once headed by BushArthur W. PalmerMaleska
Wed Aug 31, 198866AO.S.S. successorLois SidwayMaleska
Wed Jun 8, 198824ASpy org.Albert J. KlausMaleska
Tue Apr 12, 198824AO.S.S. successorKenneth WitteMaleska
Tue Dec 1, 19879DSecret letters?Nancy Scandrett RossMaleska
Sat Nov 14, 19876DO.S.S. successorDaniel GirardiMaleska
Sun Nov 1, 198725AU.S. Govt. org.Brett A. BlaylockMaleska
Sun Sep 13, 198768AO.S.S. successorJohn DreyerMaleska
Wed Apr 29, 198759AO.S.S. successorDorothy SmitonickMaleska
Sun Mar 15, 1987115DO.S.S. successorGloria EvansMaleska
Fri Feb 6, 198751ACasey's org.Robert KatzMaleska
Sun Jan 18, 1987144DCasey's org.Bert RosenfieldMaleska
Mon May 12, 198634AHush-hush org.Sidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Wed Jan 15, 198622DInvestigative org.Shirley SolowayMaleska
Sun Feb 24, 198533DSpy org.Dale O. BurgenerMaleska
Sat Nov 17, 198463DHush-hush org.Bert RosenfieldMaleska
Fri Nov 16, 198450ASecret D.C. groupJonesMaleska
Fri Jun 15, 198453DSpy agcy.Kathryn RighterMaleska
Sun Oct 23, 1983101DBush's old org.Derrick C. NiedermanMaleska
Thu Nov 11, 198249AO.S.S. successorKevin WrayMaleska
Tue Sep 14, 198222AFed. groupWilliam CanineMaleska
Mon Jan 11, 198233AOrg. once headed by DullesHerb L. RisteenMaleska
Sun Oct 4, 198152ASecret agcy.Joy L. WoukMaleska
Mon May 19, 19805DWashington org.Louis SabinMaleska
Sun Mar 2, 198052AUndercover org.Maura B. JacobsonMaleska
Sat Dec 8, 197937AHush-hush agcy.William LutwiniakMaleska
Wed Nov 21, 19796ACloak-and-dagger org.William JarvisMaleska
Sun Oct 21, 197937ATurner's org.David J. Pohl and John M. SamsonMaleska
Mon Sep 24, 197928AO.S.S. successorJean J. DavisonMaleska
Wed Aug 29, 197947DGovt. agencyFrank GearyMaleska
Sun Aug 19, 197938ATurner's agcy.Ronald FriedmanMaleska
Thu Aug 9, 197945DSpy HQC. J. AngioMaleska
Fri Jun 22, 197948ASpy guysRussellMaleska
Wed Mar 28, 19794AStansfield Turner's org.Kathryn RighterMaleska
Thu Feb 1, 197931AAdm. Turner's agcy.Joy L. WoukMaleska
Wed Nov 9, 197728DPresent-day O.S.S.Ann JenkinsMaleska
Thu Nov 3, 197735ATurner's org.BeresinMaleska
Mon Aug 1, 197735DHush-hush org.Terry HealyMaleska
Sun May 22, 197713AInfo org.Maura B. JacobsonMaleska
Wed Feb 23, 197728AU.S. agencyTerry HealyWeng
Mon Nov 8, 197666DU.S. agencyJay SpryWeng
Wed Sep 8, 197639DUndercover group: Abbr.Henry HookWeng
Sat Nov 29, 197551AIntelligence org.Jordan S. LasherWeng
Tue Sep 30, 197510DU.S. agencyMartha J. DeWittWeng
Wed May 14, 197537AU. S. agencyJean J. DavisonWeng
Sat Aug 3, 197469DGovernment org.Manny MillerWeng
Mon Jun 17, 197436AWashington org.William LutwiniakWeng
Sun Sep 9, 197331DU. S. agencyGladys V. MillerWeng
Sun Aug 5, 197346AU. S. agencyBarbara GillisWeng
Sun Jun 3, 1973118DU. S. agencyAnne FoxWeng
Sun May 20, 197395DU. S. agencyPeter T. ThorntonWeng
Sat May 19, 197349AU. S. agencyUnknownWeng
Sun Feb 25, 197311DGovt. agencyArnold MossWeng
Sat Jul 29, 197243DU. S. agencyUnknownWeng
Sun Feb 20, 197230DU.S. agencyElizabeth A. YaroWeng
Thu Feb 17, 19724DRelative of F.B.I.UnknownWeng
Thu Aug 5, 197119AU. S. agencyUnknownWeng
Sat Jul 17, 197121DU. S. agencyUnknownWeng
Sat Mar 13, 197140AHelms's outfitUnknownWeng
Tue Jan 19, 197164DU.S. spy org.Mel TaubWeng
Sun Aug 30, 197034AGov't. sleuthing agencyAnne FoxWeng
Thu Apr 30, 197060DGovt. agencyUnknownWeng
Fri Mar 13, 197041AGovt. agencyUnknownWeng
Wed May 7, 196964DGov't agency.UnknownWeng
Sun Jan 19, 1969138AD.C. groupEugene T. MaleskaWeng
Mon Sep 23, 196836ASpanish "co."UnknownFarrar
Mon Sep 2, 196851AD. C. agency.UnknownFarrar
Sat May 11, 196836AWashington outfit.UnknownFarrar
Fri Apr 26, 196851AHelms's agency.UnknownFarrar
Sat Apr 20, 196844AWashington initials.UnknownFarrar
Mon Apr 10, 196747DInitials in the headlines.George LaczkoFarrar
Thu Dec 1, 19667DWashington initials.UnknownFarrar
Sun Sep 25, 196677DWashington group.Eugene MaleskaFarrar
Sat Sep 24, 196644DD. C. agency.UnknownFarrar
Sun Jun 19, 196691DWashington initials.Anne FoxFarrar
Fri Feb 11, 196638AGovernment agency.UnknownFarrar
Wed Jan 27, 196557DWashington group.UnknownFarrar
Sun Dec 27, 1964138AWashington group.Frances HansenFarrar
Fri Dec 18, 196431DU. S. agency.UnknownFarrar
Wed Sep 9, 196456AMcCone's agency.UnknownFarrar
Sun Oct 27, 1963111DMcCone's outfit.A. H. Drummond Jr.Farrar
Thu Oct 10, 196342DWashington initials.William A. Lewis, Jr.Farrar
Wed Oct 2, 196336AMcCone's concern.S. A. KayFarrar
Mon Jul 22, 19636DGovernment agency.UnknownFarrar
Sun Apr 28, 196370AWashington group.William A. Lewis Jr.Farrar
Thu Jan 31, 196342DMcCone's concern.Jan and Mike DubinFarrar
Tue Aug 7, 196261DAgency in the news.UnknownFarrar
Sat Jun 16, 196242AWashington initials.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Mon Jan 1, 196240ASecurity group: Abbr.UnknownFarrar
Sun Oct 30, 1960154DDulles' concern.Roberta H. MorseFarrar
Sat Sep 17, 196049ADulles' department.UnknownFarrar
Sun Dec 6, 195925AAllen Dulles outfit.W. E. JonesFarrar
Wed Jan 14, 195939AIntelligence agency in Washington.S. A. KayFarrar
Tue Feb 11, 195839AAllen Dulles' department.S. A. KayFarrar
Sun Mar 24, 1957106DAllen Dulles' agency.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Tue Jan 1, 195738DAllen Dulles' agency.UnknownFarrar
Tue Jun 26, 195646AAllen Dulles' responsibility.Helen FasuloFarrar
Sun Jul 3, 195530AAllen Dulles heads it.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Tue Jul 20, 195460AAllen Dulles' responsibility.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Mon Mar 2, 195336AAgency headed by Allen Dulles.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar