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67 results for CRUEL

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

DateGridClueAuthor
27DSadisticQueena Mewers and Alex Eaton-Salners
66ADeliberately hurtfulBruce Haight
24DBarbarousSandy Ganzell
3DLike Vlad the ImpalerEd Sessa
6DMean, mean, meanDamon Gulczynski
55ATwisting the knife, sayPeter Wentz
23ALike a Grand InquisitorSean Dobbin
8DMonstrousPatrick Berry
63ABarbaric (3)Michael Sharp and Caleb Madison
54ASteve Martin's "___ Shoes"Robert W. Harris
65ALike Cinderella's stepsistersLynn Lempel
32AHard-hearted (2)Allan E. Parrish
65DTruculentHenry Hook
97ABarbaric (3)Alan Arbesfeld
14ANasty and then someNancy Salomon and Bob Peoples
5DBarbaric (3)Manny Nosowsky
49AUnusual partner?Brendan Emmett Quigley
7DDiabolicalAlan Arbesfeld
102AHardhearted (2)R. Silvestri
19DBeastlyA.J. Santora

47 results for CRUEL from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
2DLike fairy-tale stepmothersNancy Nicholson JolineMaleska
49AMercilessChristy RidleyMaleska
49DHeartlessErnie FurtadoMaleska
66DHeartlessPeter G. SnowMaleska
70AMonsarrat's "The ___ Sea"John GreenmanMaleska
64DUnrelentingMary Virginia OrnaMaleska
8DRemorselessWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
21DMercilessDorothy SmitonickMaleska
62AMonsarrat's "The ___ Sea"Samuel K. FliegnerMaleska
45DMercilessN. M. MeyerMaleska
15ALike fate, oftenJamesMaleska
29DSadisticRickertMaleska
9D"The ___ Sea"Threba JohnsonWeng
35DIllegal kind of punishmentEvelyn BenshoofWeng
102ALike Monsarrat's seaTap OsbornWeng
33A"The ___ Sea"Tap OsbornWeng
106APitilessFrank NosoffWeng
6DHeartlessUnknownWeng
42ATyrannic.UnknownWeng
2DLike Sade.UnknownWeng
12DPitiless.UnknownFarrar
46ARuthless.UnknownFarrar
43DBarbarous.UnknownFarrar
36ANeronian.UnknownFarrar
77AMerciless.Diana SessionsFarrar
48DUnkind.Lois HillisFarrar
39APitiless.UnknownFarrar
4DRuthless.UnknownFarrar
26AMerciless.UnknownFarrar
49DMerciless.Hume R. CraftFarrar
27AInhuman.Anthony MorseFarrar
26DBarbarous.Joseph LaFauciFarrar
38AMerciless.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
99A"The ___ Sea."Marcia GladstoneFarrar
98AInhuman.Thomas MeekinFarrar
32DHard-hearted.Helen FasuloFarrar
28DRuthless.Helen FasuloFarrar
6DRuthless.Madeline CorseFarrar
95D"The ___ Sea."Sidney LambertFarrar
42AAdjective for the sea.George HendersonFarrar
59A"The ___ Sea."Louis BaronFarrar
29AInhuman.Jules ArensbergFarrar
61ADespotic.Jules ArensbergFarrar
59AHarsh.A. H. CookFarrar
87A"___ wars, wasting the earth."—MiltonWillard N. JordanFarrar
52DInhuman.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
36DHarsh.Louis JenkinsFarrar