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118 results for CLOSE

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

DateGridClueAuthor
85AIn the ballpark (2)Patrick Berry
1APut a cork inAndrew Zhou
24AThereaboutsSandy Ganzell
74ASeparated by a hairbreadthEd Sessa
83ANeck and neckEllen Leuschner and Jeff Chen
96D"You're almost there"Jeremy Newton
48DIntimate (3)David J. Kahn
102ALike some calls (3)Samuel A. Donaldson
93DAbout to happenPatrick Berry
23AEndingDan Schmiedeler
46DWind upKaren M. Tracey
13DLike some calls (3)Elizabeth C. Gorski
49AWithin walking distancePatrick Berry
84AAlmost touchingBill Zais
16DIntimate (3)Patrick Merrell
55DSeal the dealRaymond Hamel
49DTight-knitPeter Gordon
82ALike best friendsLynn Lempel
29DBuddy-buddyManny Nosowsky
54DAlmost equalRichard Silvestri
5ALike some calls (3)Richard Hughes
48DIntimate (3)Jay Sullivan
70AStuffyRandolph Ross
8AStingyJohn Wolting
35AKind of callManny Nosowsky
93ALacking fresh airKaren Hodge
12DIn the ball park (2)S. L. Robbins
15AJust offN. S. Ross
30A"Dangerous Liaisons" starFran & Lou Sabin

89 results for CLOSE from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
57AAt handAlfio MicciTaub
5DShe played Garp's motherManny NosowskyTaub
16AIntimate actress?Walter CovellMaleska
5DNearBette Sue CohenMaleska
6DTaciturnKevin BoyleMaleska
1ALike some shaves or callsPeter GordonMaleska
5DBy a whiskerWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
50DFinish a run on BroadwayLouis SabinMaleska
32AOscar nominee in "Fatal Attraction"Fred TooleMaleska
31DNearbyMelvin KenworthyMaleska
63A"Fatal Attraction" Oscar winnerLouis SabinMaleska
15DActress Glenn ___Norma SteinbergMaleska
47A"Jagged Edge" actressJune A. BoggsMaleska
27DCompleteJean J. DavisonMaleska
21DA "Fatal Attraction" starJudson G. TrentMaleska
28DAlmost but not quiteAlbert J. KlausMaleska
89AActress in "The Big Chill"Bette Sue CohenMaleska
31DNeck and neckElaine GeorgeMaleska
12DStingyBert H. KruseMaleska
46DNearJoy L. WoukMaleska
48DProximalIrene SmullyanMaleska
90AShutErnst TheimerMaleska
51DMake a contractKenneth WitteMaleska
40DSecretiveCaroline G. FitzgeraldMaleska
53DAlmost thereA. J. SantoraMaleska
9DActress Glenn ___Nancy Scandrett RossMaleska
70AIntimateRichard SilvestriMaleska
35AShutJohnsonMaleska
30DShutJoel D. LafargueMaleska
53AKind of callJohn GreenmanMaleska
44DUnventilatedNancy McCarthyMaleska
27DStuffyKay SullivanMaleska
15AFinaleRabinowitzMaleska
39AMiserlyEvelyn BenshoofMaleska
4DNearbyJeanette K. BrillMaleska
41AAlmost thereRaymond F. EisnerMaleska
27A"___, but no cigar!"C. J. AngioMaleska
97DCome togetherA. J. SantoraMaleska
29DCome to termsHerb L. RisteenMaleska
40DNeck and neckMarie WestMaleska
79DStuffyA. J. SantoraMaleska
4DHot and humidRemleyWeng
35DNot rating a cigarEugene T. MaleskaWeng
22A"___ but no cigar"Harriet Gilson RosenbergWeng
22AKind of callSidney L. RobbinsWeng
65ASultryEugene T. MaleskaWeng
61AConclusionMichael EisenbergWeng
24AReticentUnknownWeng
68DShutRobert Vaux RoopWeng
18DKind of sale, with "out"Joli Quentin KansilWeng
42ABy a nose.UnknownWeng
53DTerminate.UnknownWeng
40AOppressive.UnknownFarrar
67AConcludeWilliam LutwiniakFarrar
32AWord with up or down.UnknownFarrar
18AFinish.UnknownFarrar
64ATerminate.Manny MillerFarrar
14AVery near.UnknownFarrar
25AVery friendly.UnknownFarrar
6DIntimate.UnknownFarrar
30DEnd.S. A. KayFarrar
56AEnd.UnknownFarrar
54DPart of a cathedral grounds.UnknownFarrar
7DFamiliar.UnknownFarrar
23ACathedral precinct.Helen FasuloFarrar
44AEnd.UnknownFarrar
18DUnite.Harry GluckFarrar
56DConclusion.UnknownFarrar
50DSecretive.UnknownFarrar
26DCompact.UnknownFarrar
34DCome to an end.UnknownFarrar
55AGrounds around a cathedral.UnknownFarrar
38DOppressive.UnknownFarrar
34DNearly equal.UnknownFarrar
43DOppressive.Helen FasuloFarrar
46DNearly equal.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
41ANarrow.UnknownFarrar
77DPrecinct of a cathedral, abbey, etc.Charles CrossFarrar
119DStifling.Dorothy E. SmithFarrar
31DTermination.UnknownFarrar
39ANearly equal.UnknownFarrar
5ATerminate.Sidney BlumFarrar
42AAlmost a tie.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
62ATerminate.UnknownFarrar
46DEnd.UnknownFarrar
29AThe precinct of a cathedral.UnknownFarrar
39ABar.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
119DNiggardly.Louis ShieldsFarrar
33AEnding.Helen SmathersFarrar