It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker. Please consider supporting our site by purchasing an account.
This web browser is not supported. Use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge for best results.

Find clues or match patterns

See all the clues for any answer word, or all answers that match a specified pattern

Pattern matching options:
Sort items:
Answer length:
Enter a word or pattern:

Support XWord Info today

Access this site for a full year:

  1. Select your level
  2. Choose how to pay

Learn about support levels.

$50 — Angel

Full access + download

$20 — Regular User

Full access, limited Finder

$10 — Casual User

Students & seniors

254 results for DETER

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

DateGridClueAuthor
10DFrighten (from)Richard Crowe
61AFrighten off (2)Jim Hilger
98DStave off (2)Peter Wentz
13DHold off (4)Zhouqin Burnikel
10DPut offBruce Haight
57DScare off (6)Timothy Polin
35AInhibit (3)David Steinberg
27AHamperJim Page
64AArrestPaula Gamache
60DDissuade (6)Howard Barkin
33DStave off (2)Herre Schouwerwou
19DDissuade (6)Jeff Stillman
31DDiscourage (5)Dan Schoenholz
21ATry to stopJosh Knapp
6DHold off (4)Victor Fleming and Bonnie L. Gentry
14DHinder (2)John Dunn
53DHold off (4)David Quarfoot
20ADiscourage (5)Victor Barocas
27DBlock (2)Michael Sharp
48ADiscourage (5)Eric Berlin
25DCheckDoug Peterson
26DWard off (3)Nancy Kavanaugh
51AScare off (6)Daniel C. Bryant
38DScare off (6)Randall J. Hartman
6DPrevent through intimidationGail Grabowski
35DDissuade by threat, maybeJohn R. Conrad
108DStopMichael Shteyman
31DStop, perhapsMichael Shteyman
13DKeep (from)Kurt Mengel
28DDissuade (6)Mel Taub
19DScare off (6)Bill Zais
29APrevent (2)Manny Nosowsky
123AWard off (3)Rich Norris
37DInhibit (3)Nelson Hardy
24DBlock (2)Pat M. Hugel
19DPut a damper onHarvey Estes and Nancy Salomon
113AImpedeRichard Silvestri
29DIntimidateDavid J. Kahn
1DWard off (3)Fred Piscop
65ADiscourage (5)Myles Callum
47ADissuade (6)Joey Crumley
62AHinder (2)Janet R. Bender
61AFrighten off (2)Richard Chisholm
108DInhibit (3)Nelson Hardy
29DDiscourage from actingMark Danna
32APrevent from actingRichard Hughes
49DRestrain through intimidationTeresa M. Hackett
102AHold off (4)B. White
67APrevent (2)R. J. Hartman
64AKeep (from doing)J. R. Bender
9DImpede, as an attackN. Steinberg
68AScare off (6)F. & L. Sabin
65ADissuade (6)Diane C. Baldwin
31AScare off (6)Louis Sabin
38ADiscourage (5)Cathy Millhauser
5DDissuade (6)Richard Silvestri

198 results for DETER from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
27ADiscourageManny NosowskyTaub
42AHinderJames L. BeattyMaleska
65AHinderJeanette K. BrillMaleska
53DCheckWilson McBeathMaleska
34DDiscourageBernice GordonMaleska
44ARestrainMargaret W. HuskeyMaleska
33DHold backPeggy DevlinMaleska
12DBlockMary S. SnyderMaleska
38AFrighten offPeggy DevlinMaleska
68AHold backShirley SolowayMaleska
64APrevent from doingPeter SwiftMaleska
23ARestrainNancy Scandrett RossMaleska
26AHinderFrances HansenMaleska
50DInhibitAlbert J. KlausMaleska
61ADiscourageBetty JorgensenMaleska
29ADiscourageA. J. SantoraMaleska
20ARestrainSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
31DHold backSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
5DDauntRichard SilvestriMaleska
56DDissuadePeter SwiftMaleska
26AInhibitAlbert J. KlausMaleska
32DInhibitAlbert J. KlausMaleska
7DHold backBernard MerenMaleska
68ADissuadeRichard SilvestriMaleska
138AHinderFrances HansenMaleska
24APreventChristopher SherwoodMaleska
13DCheckNancy JolineMaleska
31DPreventNancy JolineMaleska
69ADiscourageMary M. MurdochMaleska
59ADiscourageTom W. UnderhillMaleska
67AInhibitAlbert J. KlausMaleska
23DHinderWilliam S. McIlrathMaleska
12DHold backMelvin KenworthyMaleska
13DHinderKathryn RighterMaleska
87DPreventJacques LiwerMaleska
64AHinderRobert KatzMaleska
42DHold upChristopher PageMaleska
70AHinderRobert KatzMaleska
66ADauntPatterson PeppleMaleska
13DPreventVirginia L. YatesMaleska
64AInhibitNorma SteinbergMaleska
31DDissuadeGayle DeanMaleska
25DInhibitPeter SwiftMaleska
13DSidetrackShirley SolowayMaleska
8DHold backBert H. KruseMaleska
45DHold backRhonda KrausMaleska
66ADissuadeJim PageMaleska
46DPreventFred TooleMaleska
64ADissuadeTroxellMaleska
31DSidetrackEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
47AHinderErnst TheimerMaleska
111ADiscourageCarol DuttingMaleska
64APreventJohn GreenmanMaleska
130AInhibitWarren W. ReichMaleska
134ADiscourageLouise EarnestMaleska
30DPreventJoe ClonickMaleska
46DDiscourageGeorge P. SphicasMaleska
50DInhibitTeresa ForestallMaleska
41DDiscourageWhittenMaleska
31DDissuadeN. M. MeyerMaleska
34DDiscourageBert H. KruseMaleska
61APreventMorton BraunMaleska
45DPreventElio DesiderioMaleska
113DInhibitArnold MossMaleska
62ADissuadeBert H. KruseMaleska
66ADiscourageElio DesiderioMaleska
21ADiscourageWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
13DArrestFrank GearyMaleska
62AHinderHerb L. RisteenMaleska
24DPreventHugh McElroyMaleska
118ATurn asideLynn Gilbert LempelMaleska
99DDiscourageAlex F. BlackMaleska
30DDiscourageBensonMaleska
30DInhibitMichelle ArnotMaleska
30AInhibitElaine D. SchorrMaleska
100DCheckDavid J. Pohl & John M. SamsonMaleska
41DDissuadeWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
64AHinderMichelle ArnotMaleska
31DHinderHerb L. RisteenMaleska
65AInhibitJean J. DavisonMaleska
35DInhibitJean J. DavisonMaleska
111ARestrainBert H. KruseMaleska
66AHinderAnn JenkinsMaleska
59APrevent or discourageKathryn RighterMaleska
104AInhibitJames & Phyllis BarrickMaleska
69ARestrainSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
23AInhibitTap OsbornMaleska
29DInhibitRuth N. SchultzMaleska
58ACause to have second thoughtsMartha J. DeWittMaleska
5ADiscourageAlex F. BlackMaleska
58AHold backMartha J. DeWittMaleska
15DHinderDorothea E. ShippMaleska
13DDiscourageElaine D. SchorrMaleska
24DHinderStanley A. KurzbanWeng
68AArrestEvelyn BenshoofWeng
17DInhibitJoseph LaFauciWeng
57DHinderWilliam LutwiniakWeng
47DHinderEvelyn BenshoofWeng
25DDissuadeMary DormanWeng
64AHinderSara V. TuckermanWeng
37ADiscourageJordan S. LasherWeng
37AInhibitLois HillisWeng
60ADiscourageMartha J. DeWittWeng
42DInhibitJames BarrickWeng
40AHold backUnknownWeng
29DPreventUnknownWeng
46DRestrainUnknownWeng
27DPreventUnknownWeng
45AKeep fromBert BeamanWeng
15DHinderUnknownWeng
35APreventUnknownWeng
17DDissuadeUnknownWeng
69ADiscourageUnknownWeng
123AInhibitThreba JohnsonWeng
42AHinderUnknownWeng
61DCheckGladys V. MillerWeng
49DHinderUnknownWeng
30DHinderUnknownWeng
52AHinderUnknownWeng
77ADissuadeEugene T. MaleskaWeng
26AInhibitUnknownWeng
39DHinderUnknownWeng
138ADiscourageAlfio MicciWeng
55DStop by threatsUnknownWeng
116ACause to think twiceJack LuzzattoWeng
44ARestrainUnknownWeng
33DDiscourage.UnknownWeng
53ACheck.UnknownWeng
22DDiscourageJoseph LaFauciFarrar
36DDiscourage.UnknownFarrar
89DInhibit.William LutwiniakFarrar
91DHinder.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
96AInhibit.Sidney LambertFarrar
9ADiscourage.UnknownFarrar
52AInhibit.Pamela V-W WoodFarrar
43DDishearten.Helen FasuloFarrar
24DInhibit.Sidney LambertFarrar
49DDiscourage.Louis SabinFarrar
128AInhibit.Anthony MorseFarrar
59DHinder.Eugene MaleskaFarrar
67ADissuade.UnknownFarrar
44ADiscourage.UnknownFarrar
17ADissuade.UnknownFarrar
54DDiscourage.UnknownFarrar
39ADaunt.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
111AInhibit.Brice MetcalfeFarrar
53DCurb by fear.UnknownFarrar
111ADiscourage.Mary GrowFarrar
4DDissuade.Arthur SchulmanFarrar
42ADiscourage.Madeline CorseFarrar
128ADaunt.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
30DDiscourage.UnknownFarrar
58ADiscourage.UnknownFarrar
31DDiscourage.UnknownFarrar
31DHinder.UnknownFarrar
28DDiscourage.UnknownFarrar
24ARestrain, through fear.UnknownFarrar
69ARestrain by a threat.UnknownFarrar
34DDiscourage.UnknownFarrar
46AGive pause.Sidney LambertFarrar
39DDiscourage.Hume R. CraftFarrar
27ADiscourage.UnknownFarrar
63ADiscourage.Kathryn RighterFarrar
51DPrevent from action.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
1APrevent from action.W. E. JonesFarrar
9AHinder.UnknownFarrar
60ARestrain.Joseph LaFauciFarrar
25ARestrain.Joseph LaFauciFarrar
51AHold back.M. S. ManningFarrar
32DDishearten.Helen FasuloFarrar
72ADissuade.Madeline CorseFarrar
31DHold back.UnknownFarrar
65ARestrain.Mary M. ClarkFarrar
81DHinder.H. L. RisteenFarrar
70ADiscourage through fear.UnknownFarrar
114ARestrain.Sidney LambertFarrar
44DCause to pause.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
26ADiscourage.E. E. SmithFarrar
127AHinder.Claire HunterFarrar
16DDiscourage.John de CuevasFarrar
64DDiscourage.Jules ArensbergFarrar
45DDiscourage through fear.George HendersonFarrar
22ADissuade.Jules ArensbergFarrar
23AStop from doing.UnknownFarrar
21DDishearten.UnknownFarrar
13DCheck.UnknownFarrar
63APrevent through fear.UnknownFarrar
35DHold back.UnknownFarrar
65APut up obstacles.UnknownFarrar
33DHinder.UnknownFarrar
84DDissuade.Herbert EttensonFarrar
64ARestrain through fear.UnknownFarrar
21DRestrain.Charles CrossFarrar
23DStay.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
124DDiscourage from an objective.Louis BaronFarrar
143ADiscourage.Harold T. BersFarrar
109DRestrain.P. Joseph LamannaFarrar
95DDiscourage.Hugh P. EvansFarrar