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210 results for DIRE

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

DateGridClueAuthor
31DSuperseriousStu Ockman
11DUrgent (5)David J. Kahn
32ACatastrophicKathy Wienberg
33AIn ___ straits (5)Erik Agard
39ARequiring immediate attentionDavid Steinberg
34DLike some straits (2)Dan Flanagan
38DDreadful, as circumstances (2)Jason Flinn
5DMore than serious (2)Roland Huget
23DCritical (2)Byron Walden
55ADescriptive of some undesirable consequencesRoy Leban
84DTerribleEric Berlin
27DCritical (2)Zhouqin Burnikel
30ADesperate (8)Peter Wentz
19AEmergency-relatedNancy Kavanaugh
25DExtremeSteven E. Atwood
18DUrgent (5)Ellen Leuschner and Victor Fleming
58DIn ___ straits (5)Gary Cee
36DUrgent (5)Aimee Lucido
16AGrievousBen Fish
58DOminousPeter A. Collins
37DNot just seriousCaleb Madison and J.A.S.A. Crossword Class
58DPresaging disasterMatt Ginsberg and Pete Muller
52DVery seriousDoug Peterson
18AUrgent (5)Katie Yeager
40ALife-or-death (2)Brad Wilber
69AForeboding troubleMichael Langwald
28DAwful (3)Kelsey Blakley
3DDesperate (8)Jim Page
3DGraveBeth Hinshaw
101AAcute (2)Joe DiPietro
54DKind of needNancy and Holden Baker
15ACalamitous (7)Nick Grivas
74DAwful (3)Brendan Emmett Quigley
15AIn ___ straits (5)Robert Dillman
123AHorrificElizabeth C. Gorski
12DLife-or-death (2)Kyle Mahowald
23ACalamitous (7)Patrick Merrell
52DDreadful (5)Bernice Gordon
1ADreadful, as circumstances (2)Frederick J. Healy
37DDesperate (8)David Liben-Nowell and Ryan O'Donnell
35DCalamitous (7)Ron Sweet
39DIn ___ straits (5)Barry Silk
20AApocalypticSherry O. Blackard
54ADesperate (8)Tyler Hinman
32DPotentially disastrousEthan Cooper and Michael Shteyman
53DCalamitous (7)Matthew J. Koceich
41DDreadful (5)Lyell Rodieck
58ACalamitous (7)Michael Shteyman
8DDreadful (5)Frances Hansen
109DDreadful (5)Dana Motley
25DCalamitous (7)Fred Piscop
11DAcute (2)Elizabeth C. Gorski
36AMore than serious (2)Gregory E. Paul
36DAwful (3)Randall J. Hartman
1AIn ___ straits (5)Ed Early
61ANot looking goodZack Butler
16AKind of straitsNorma Steinberg
56DSeriousDiane C. Baldwin
21ALike some straits (2)Ed Pegg Jr.
48DLike some consequencesFran and Lou Sabin
16ACalamitous (7)Rich Norris
34ALike 20-Across, oftenNancy Nicholson Joline
76ADesperate (8)F. Hansen
7DDesperate (8)N. Steinberg
20DPressingC. Millhauser
49ARock's _____ StraitsErnie Furtado
19ADesperate (8)Matt Gaffney
45ADreadful (5)Wayne Robert Williams
55DDesperate (8)Manny Nosowsky
19DUrgent (5)Bob Lubbers
107ATerribly urgentCathy Millhauser

2 results for DIRE from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
Feb 25, 2007panda26ADreadful dyer, you might sayMel Taub
Jul 25, 1999panda22ADesperate town in CT?Mel Taub

137 results for DIRE from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
23AStraits modifierCharles WoodardTaub
59ACalamitousNancy A. CorbettTaub
52DVery urgentStanley GlassTaub
49DDreadfulSidney L. RobbinsTaub
46ADreadfulErnst TheimerMaleska
13DExtremeJeanette K. BrillMaleska
60DDreadfulAlbert J. KlausMaleska
41DCalamitousEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
58D___ Straits of rockThomas W. SchierMaleska
19ACalamitousSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
31D___ Straits, rock groupVirginia L. YatesMaleska
53A___ Straits (rock group)Ernie FurtadoMaleska
54DDreadfulRichard SilvestriMaleska
58DUrgentWilliam E. HeinemannMaleska
54DDismalWilliam BaxleyMaleska
55DPressingAlan ArbesfeldMaleska
60DDesperateNancy Scandrett RossMaleska
34ADreadfulMargaret W. HuskeyMaleska
55AVoir ___ (juror exam)Joel D. LafargueMaleska
36DCatastrophicBetty Jane CometaMaleska
59DDrasticBetty JorgensenMaleska
29DDesperateBernard MerenMaleska
57DTerribleHarold B. CountsMaleska
25AKind of straitsNancy JolineMaleska
18ADesperateJesse RoarkeMaleska
52DDreadfulWilliam S. McIlrathMaleska
52ATerribleJoel D. LafargueMaleska
26ADreadfulFrank GearyMaleska
40DCalamitousSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
31DMenacingRhonda KrausMaleska
127DDreadfulBert RosenfieldMaleska
10ALike some straitsEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
51DTragicDaniel GirardiMaleska
59DCatastrophicWalter CovellMaleska
15ADreadfulWhittenMaleska
31ATerribleHarold B. CountsMaleska
18AUrgentWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
107ACalamitousJohn GreenmanMaleska
36DCatastrophicMark DiehlMaleska
79DExtremeJeanette K. BrillMaleska
28DDisastrousBrownMaleska
15ACalamitousJohn GreenmanMaleska
24AIll-bodingJudson G. TrentMaleska
45ADreadfulWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
110DExtremeBarbara Lunder GillisMaleska
34A___ Straits, rock groupWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
97DDesperately urgentJeanette K. BrillMaleska
52DWord with need or consequencesKay SullivanMaleska
42AAwfulMartha J. DeWittMaleska
13DPotentially ruinousCarlyleMaleska
55A___ Straits, rock groupMazarakesMaleska
16A"___ Straits," rock groupSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
22ADismalJoy L. WoukMaleska
41DFatalGeorge Rose SmithMaleska
10AFearfulSamuel K. FliegnerMaleska
10DDismalJeanette K. BrillMaleska
60ADismalWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
32ATerribleJohnsonMaleska
24AAwfulVirginia SchneiderMaleska
62ACatastrophicHarriet Gilson RosenbergMaleska
50DCatastrophicSidney FrankMaleska
50DKind of straitsSidney L. RobbinsWeng
55DFearfulHallie & Gerald ParsonsWeng
58ADesperateVirginia ButlerWeng
10AWord with perilHallie & Gerald ParsonsWeng
20AKind of straitsWilliam LutwiniakWeng
54DDisastrousManny MillerWeng
35AKind of straitsJames BarrickWeng
54DKind of straitsJim PageWeng
31DCalamitousJack LuzzattoWeng
139ATerribleCharles BaronWeng
24DCalamitousUnknownWeng
33AC'est à ___Peter T. ThorntonWeng
24AExtremeUnknownWeng
11DExtremeUnknownWeng
142DExtremeAlfio MicciWeng
36AKind of straitsUnknownWeng
33AAwfulUnknownWeng
29DDreadfulUnknownWeng
100ASome predictionsAdelyn LewisWeng
21AKind of straitsUnknownWeng
25ADesperateUnknownWeng
48DDesperateUnknownWeng
49ADreadfulFrank NosoffWeng
23DKind of straits.UnknownWeng
84ABalefulAnne FoxWeng
27DCalamitous.UnknownFarrar
29DMost acute.UnknownFarrar
53DTerrible.Louise EarnestFarrar
23DTo say: Fr.UnknownFarrar
49AVoir ___, juror's oath.UnknownFarrar
62ATo say; Fr.UnknownFarrar
36DTo say: Fr.UnknownFarrar
55DExtreme.UnknownFarrar
23AAwful.Norma SchierFarrar
13DTerrible.UnknownFarrar
7DDreadful.UnknownFarrar
51DDisastrous.UnknownFarrar
100DIll-boding.Mel TaubFarrar
7DOppressive.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
29ADismal.Christine ValenceFarrar
10DDisastrous.UnknownFarrar
100DTerrible.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
36ADreadful.Melville P. LiveranceFarrar
50AVoir ___, oath taken by jurors.Barbara BrasureFarrar
18DDisastrous.A. H. Drummond, Jr.Farrar
48AOminous.Albert BlumFarrar
31AOppressive.Marion MoeserFarrar
59ATerrible.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
43DTerrible.Sidney LambertFarrar
54DC’est-a- ___ (that is to say): Fr.S. A. KayFarrar
6APortentous.Herbert EttensonFarrar
10ADreadful.H. L. RisteenFarrar
62ADisastrous.UnknownFarrar
19DDreadful.Sidney LambertFarrar
82ATerrible.Sidney LambertFarrar
29DForeboding.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
51ADreadful.Harold T. BersFarrar
90DExtreme.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
22DAwful.UnknownFarrar
55DBoding ill.W. E. JonesFarrar
47ATerrible.UnknownFarrar
37AAwful.UnknownFarrar
58DDrastic.UnknownFarrar
52ADrastic.UnknownFarrar
37DExtreme.UnknownFarrar
41DAwful.Isaac KertFarrar
31DDreadful.Thomas MeekinFarrar
59DCritical.UnknownFarrar
77ADreadful.Louis JenkinsFarrar
86AFatal.Louis BaronFarrar
44DDreadful.Louis JenkinsFarrar
82DOminous.P. J. LamannaFarrar
38ADreadful.Alexis P. BoodbergFarrar
92AIll-boding.Thomas MeekinFarrar
79DPortentous.W. W. WebsterFarrar
70ADesperate.J. L. WordsworthFarrar