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205 Results for DIRE

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

Tuesday, August 8, 201734DLike some straits (2)Dan Flanagan
Tuesday, June 20, 201738DDreadful, as circumstances (2)Jason Flinn
Saturday, March 18, 20175DMore than serious (2)Roland Huget
Saturday, September 5, 201523DCritical (2)Byron Walden
Tuesday, June 9, 201555ADescriptive of some undesirable consequencesRoy Leban
Sunday, July 20, 201484DTerribleEric Berlin
Tuesday, July 15, 201427DCritical (2)Zhouqin Burnikel
Friday, April 5, 201330ADesperate (8)Peter Wentz
Monday, April 9, 201219AEmergency-relatedNancy Kavanaugh
Thursday, March 1, 201225DExtremeSteven E. Atwood
Monday, February 13, 201218DUrgent (4)Ellen Leuschner and Victor Fleming
Monday, December 26, 201158DIn ___ straits (4)Gary Cee
Tuesday, November 29, 201136DUrgent (4)Aimee Lucido
Thursday, September 29, 201116AGrievousBen Fish
Tuesday, August 10, 201058DOminousPeter A. Collins
Thursday, January 14, 201037DNot just seriousCaleb Madison and J.A.S.A. Crossword Class
Thursday, December 3, 200958DPresaging disasterMatt Ginsberg and Pete Muller
Friday, February 13, 200952DVery seriousDoug Peterson
Tuesday, February 3, 200918AUrgent (4)Katie Yeager
Saturday, October 18, 200840ALife-or-death (2)Brad Wilber
Wednesday, March 26, 200869AForeboding troubleMichael Langwald
Sunday, June 3, 200728DAwful (3)Kelsey Blakley
Wednesday, April 18, 20073DDesperate (8)Jim Page
Friday, November 17, 20063DGraveBeth Hinshaw
Sunday, April 23, 2006101AAcute (2)Joe DiPietro
Tuesday, December 20, 200554DKind of needNancy and Holden Baker
Wednesday, June 1, 200515ACalamitous (7)Nick Grivas
Sunday, April 24, 200574DAwful (3)Brendan Emmett Quigley
Monday, April 18, 200515AIn ___ straits (4)Robert Dillman
Sunday, February 20, 2005123AHorrificElizabeth C. Gorski
Sunday, September 19, 200412DLife-or-death (2)Kyle Mahowald
Thursday, July 29, 200423ACalamitous (7)Patrick Merrell
Monday, July 26, 200452DDreadful (5)Bernice Gordon
Monday, May 24, 20041ADreadful, as circumstances (2)Frederick J. Healy
Thursday, March 25, 200437DDesperate (8)David Liben-Nowell and Ryan O'Donnell
Tuesday, March 16, 200435DCalamitous (7)Ron Sweet
Monday, October 6, 200339DIn ___ straits (4)Barry Silk
Friday, September 12, 200320AApocalypticSherry O. Blackard
Tuesday, December 17, 200254ADesperate (8)Tyler Hinman
Tuesday, August 6, 200232DPotentially disastrousEthan Cooper and Michael Shteyman
Tuesday, June 4, 200253DCalamitous (7)Matthew J. Koceich
Wednesday, September 5, 200141DDreadful (5)Lyell Rodieck
Wednesday, June 27, 200158ACalamitous (7)Michael Shteyman
Tuesday, May 29, 20018DDreadful (5)Frances Hansen
Sunday, May 27, 2001109DDreadful (5)Dana Motley
Wednesday, January 3, 200125DCalamitous (7)Fred Piscop
Sunday, December 3, 200011DAcute (2)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Monday, May 15, 200036AMore than serious (2)Gregory E. Paul
Tuesday, December 28, 199936DAwful (3)Randall J. Hartman
Monday, September 27, 19991AIn ___ straits (4)Ed Early
Thursday, July 15, 199961ANot looking goodZack Butler
Monday, June 14, 199916AKind of straitsNorma Steinberg
Tuesday, November 10, 199856DSeriousDiane C. Baldwin
Thursday, May 7, 199821ALike some straits (2)Ed Pegg Jr.
Sunday, April 26, 199848DLike some consequencesFran and Lou Sabin
Wednesday, August 6, 199716ACalamitous (7)Rich Norris
Sunday, February 23, 199734ALike 20-Across, oftenNancy Nicholson Joline
Sunday, June 23, 199676ADesperate (8)F. Hansen
Tuesday, April 23, 19967DDesperate (8)N. Steinberg
Sunday, April 7, 199620DPressingC. Millhauser
Tuesday, December 27, 199449ARock's _____ StraitsErnie Furtado
Sunday, November 20, 199419ADesperate (8)Matt Gaffney
Saturday, August 6, 199445ADreadful (5)Wayne Robert Williams
Saturday, April 23, 199455DDesperate (8)Manny Nosowsky
Friday, February 25, 199419DUrgent (4)Bob Lubbers
Sunday, December 12, 1993107ATerribly urgentCathy Millhauser

2 results for DIRE from Variety puzzles.

February 25, 2007panda26ADreadful dyer, you might sayMel Taub
July 25, 1999panda22ADesperate town in CT?Mel Taub

137 results for DIRE from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

Tuesday, November 9, 199323AStraits modifierCharles WoodardTaub
Thursday, October 7, 199359ACalamitousNancy A. CorbettTaub
Tuesday, September 21, 199352DVery urgentStanley GlassTaub
Monday, September 20, 199349DDreadfulSidney L. RobbinsTaub
Saturday, April 24, 199346ADreadfulErnst TheimerMaleska
Wednesday, March 24, 199313DExtremeJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Tuesday, January 5, 199360DDreadfulAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Tuesday, July 28, 199241DCalamitousEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Wednesday, February 19, 199258D___ Straits of rockThomas W. SchierMaleska
Monday, November 25, 199119ACalamitousSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Friday, October 18, 199131D___ Straits, rock groupVirginia L. YatesMaleska
Friday, June 28, 199153A___ Straits (rock group)Ernie FurtadoMaleska
Monday, May 6, 199154DDreadfulRichard SilvestriMaleska
Tuesday, February 26, 199158DUrgentWilliam E. HeinemannMaleska
Tuesday, February 19, 199154DDismalWilliam BaxleyMaleska
Thursday, January 3, 199155DPressingAlan ArbesfeldMaleska
Wednesday, December 5, 199060DDesperateNancy Scandrett RossMaleska
Thursday, August 16, 199034ADreadfulMargaret W. HuskeyMaleska
Friday, July 20, 199055AVoir ___ (juror exam)Joel D. LafargueMaleska
Saturday, December 16, 198936DCatastrophicBetty Jane CometaMaleska
Wednesday, December 13, 198959DDrasticBetty JorgensenMaleska
Saturday, November 4, 198929DDesperateBernard MerenMaleska
Friday, August 11, 198957DTerribleHarold B. CountsMaleska
Saturday, July 8, 198925AKind of straitsNancy JolineMaleska
Friday, September 9, 198818ADesperateJesse RoarkeMaleska
Monday, July 4, 198852DDreadfulWilliam S. McIlrathMaleska
Sunday, April 24, 198852ATerribleJoel D. LafargueMaleska
Monday, March 21, 198826ADreadfulFrank GearyMaleska
Monday, January 25, 198840DCalamitousSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Friday, November 6, 198731DMenacingRhonda KrausMaleska
Sunday, September 27, 1987127DDreadfulBert RosenfieldMaleska
Thursday, November 20, 198610ALike some straitsEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Saturday, September 27, 198651DTragicDaniel GirardiMaleska
Friday, August 15, 198659DCatastrophicWalter CovellMaleska
Wednesday, July 9, 198615ADreadfulWhittenMaleska
Friday, November 29, 198531ATerribleHarold B. CountsMaleska
Saturday, August 3, 198518AUrgentWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Sunday, February 17, 1985107ACalamitousJohn GreenmanMaleska
Sunday, November 11, 198436DCatastrophicMark DiehlMaleska
Sunday, June 26, 198379DExtremeJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Friday, June 17, 198328DDisastrousBrownMaleska
Wednesday, March 30, 198315ACalamitousJohn GreenmanMaleska
Monday, December 13, 198224AIll-bodingJudson G. TrentMaleska
Friday, October 1, 198245ADreadfulWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Sunday, September 12, 1982110DExtremeBarbara Lunder GillisMaleska
Saturday, August 7, 198234A___ Straits, rock groupWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Sunday, April 25, 198297DDesperately urgentJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Wednesday, October 14, 198152DWord with need or consequencesKay SullivanMaleska
Thursday, October 1, 198142AAwfulMartha J. DeWittMaleska
Friday, August 7, 198113DPotentially ruinousCarlyleMaleska
Thursday, March 12, 198155A___ Straits, rock groupMazarakesMaleska
Monday, October 13, 198016A"___ Straits," rock groupSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Wednesday, December 26, 197922ADismalJoy L. WoukMaleska
Sunday, December 2, 197941DFatalGeorge Rose SmithMaleska
Monday, September 10, 197910AFearfulSamuel K. FliegnerMaleska
Friday, September 7, 197910DDismalJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Thursday, June 15, 197860ADismalWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Wednesday, March 8, 197832ATerribleJohnsonMaleska
Monday, July 25, 197724AAwfulVirginia SchneiderMaleska
Friday, May 27, 197762ACatastrophicHarriet Gilson RosenbergMaleska
Thursday, March 31, 197750DCatastrophicSidney FrankMaleska
Friday, October 22, 197650DKind of straitsSidney L. RobbinsWeng
Wednesday, October 6, 197655DFearfulHallie & Gerald ParsonsWeng
Saturday, July 17, 197658ADesperateVirginia ButlerWeng
Saturday, April 17, 197610AWord with perilHallie & Gerald ParsonsWeng
Wednesday, August 13, 197520AKind of straitsWilliam LutwiniakWeng
Saturday, March 1, 197554DDisastrousManny MillerWeng
Friday, November 8, 197435AKind of straitsJames BarrickWeng
Thursday, September 19, 197454DKind of straitsJim PageWeng
Tuesday, June 18, 197431DCalamitousJack LuzzattoWeng
Sunday, March 24, 1974139ATerribleCharles BaronWeng
Saturday, December 1, 197324DCalamitousUnknownWeng
Sunday, May 20, 197333AC'est à ___Peter T. ThorntonWeng
Saturday, January 13, 197324AExtremeUnknownWeng
Wednesday, December 27, 197211DExtremeUnknownWeng
Sunday, August 27, 1972142DExtremeAlfio MicciWeng
Wednesday, October 20, 197136AKind of straitsUnknownWeng
Friday, October 15, 197133AAwfulUnknownWeng
Monday, February 15, 197129DDreadfulUnknownWeng
Sunday, July 26, 1970100ASome predictionsAdelyn LewisWeng
Thursday, June 25, 197021AKind of straitsUnknownWeng
Thursday, June 11, 197025ADesperateUnknownWeng
Wednesday, May 27, 197048DDesperateUnknownWeng
Sunday, March 15, 197049ADreadfulFrank NosoffWeng
Friday, September 5, 196923DKind of straits.UnknownWeng
Sunday, August 17, 196984ABalefulAnne FoxWeng
Friday, June 28, 196827DCalamitous.UnknownFarrar
Friday, April 5, 196829DMost acute.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, September 22, 196653DTerrible.Louise EarnestFarrar
Friday, July 29, 196623DTo say: Fr.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, May 14, 196449AVoir ___, juror's oath.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, May 6, 196462ATo say; Fr.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, May 7, 196336DTo say: Fr.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, April 6, 196355DExtreme.UnknownFarrar
Monday, January 21, 196323AAwful.Norma SchierFarrar
Wednesday, October 10, 196213DTerrible.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, August 7, 19627DDreadful.UnknownFarrar
Monday, August 21, 196151DDisastrous.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, August 13, 1961100DIll-boding.Mel TaubFarrar
Sunday, June 18, 19617DOppressive.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Sunday, May 14, 196129ADismal.Christine ValenceFarrar
Saturday, May 28, 196010DDisastrous.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, September 13, 1959100DTerrible.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Tuesday, August 18, 195936ADreadful.Melville P. LiveranceFarrar
Friday, May 8, 195950AVoir ___, oath taken by jurors.Barbara BrasureFarrar
Saturday, August 31, 195718DDisastrous.A. H. Drummond, Jr.Farrar
Monday, August 12, 195748AOminous.Albert BlumFarrar
Sunday, May 12, 195731AOppressive.Marion MoeserFarrar
Saturday, October 27, 195659ATerrible.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Wednesday, May 2, 195643DTerrible.Sidney LambertFarrar
Tuesday, February 28, 195654DC’est-a- ___ (that is to say): Fr.S. A. KayFarrar
Friday, October 14, 19556APortentous.Herbert EttensonFarrar
Wednesday, March 16, 195510ADreadful.H. L. RisteenFarrar
Saturday, November 6, 195462ADisastrous.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, July 3, 195419DDreadful.Sidney LambertFarrar
Sunday, May 9, 195482ATerrible.Sidney LambertFarrar
Sunday, March 21, 195429DForeboding.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Sunday, October 25, 195351ADreadful.Harold T. BersFarrar
Sunday, October 5, 195290DExtreme.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Friday, April 4, 195222DAwful.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, March 23, 195255DBoding ill.W. E. JonesFarrar
Friday, February 8, 195247ATerrible.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, October 13, 195137AAwful.UnknownFarrar
Friday, August 31, 195158DDrastic.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, August 15, 195152ADrastic.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, July 14, 195137DExtreme.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, February 7, 195141DAwful.Isaac KertFarrar
Monday, January 8, 195131DDreadful.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Friday, November 10, 195059DCritical.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, August 8, 194877ADreadful.Louis JenkinsFarrar
Sunday, April 18, 194886AFatal.Louis BaronFarrar
Sunday, January 18, 194844DDreadful.Louis JenkinsFarrar
Sunday, March 16, 194782DOminous.P. J. LamannaFarrar
Sunday, April 30, 194438ADreadful.Alexis P. BoodbergFarrar
Sunday, January 16, 194492AIll-boding.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Sunday, October 10, 194379DPortentous.W. W. WebsterFarrar
Sunday, September 6, 194270ADesperate.J. L. WordsworthFarrar

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