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207 results for DIRE

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

DateGridClueAuthor
Mon Apr 9, 201833AIn ___ straits (5)Erik Agard
Fri Feb 16, 201839ARequiring immediate attentionDavid Steinberg
Tue Aug 8, 201734DLike some straits (2)Dan Flanagan
Tue Jun 20, 201738DDreadful, as circumstances (2)Jason Flinn
Sat Mar 18, 20175DMore than serious (2)Roland Huget
Sat Sep 5, 201523DCritical (2)Byron Walden
Tue Jun 9, 201555ADescriptive of some undesirable consequencesRoy Leban
Sun Jul 20, 201484DTerribleEric Berlin
Tue Jul 15, 201427DCritical (2)Zhouqin Burnikel
Fri Apr 5, 201330ADesperate (8)Peter Wentz
Mon Apr 9, 201219AEmergency-relatedNancy Kavanaugh
Thu Mar 1, 201225DExtremeSteven E. Atwood
Mon Feb 13, 201218DUrgent (4)Ellen Leuschner and Victor Fleming
Mon Dec 26, 201158DIn ___ straits (5)Gary Cee
Tue Nov 29, 201136DUrgent (4)Aimee Lucido
Thu Sep 29, 201116AGrievousBen Fish
Tue Aug 10, 201058DOminousPeter A. Collins
Thu Jan 14, 201037DNot just seriousCaleb Madison and J.A.S.A. Crossword Class
Thu Dec 3, 200958DPresaging disasterMatt Ginsberg and Pete Muller
Fri Feb 13, 200952DVery seriousDoug Peterson
Tue Feb 3, 200918AUrgent (4)Katie Yeager
Sat Oct 18, 200840ALife-or-death (2)Brad Wilber
Wed Mar 26, 200869AForeboding troubleMichael Langwald
Sun Jun 3, 200728DAwful (3)Kelsey Blakley
Wed Apr 18, 20073DDesperate (8)Jim Page
Fri Nov 17, 20063DGraveBeth Hinshaw
Sun Apr 23, 2006101AAcute (2)Joe DiPietro
Tue Dec 20, 200554DKind of needNancy and Holden Baker
Wed Jun 1, 200515ACalamitous (7)Nick Grivas
Sun Apr 24, 200574DAwful (3)Brendan Emmett Quigley
Mon Apr 18, 200515AIn ___ straits (5)Robert Dillman
Sun Feb 20, 2005123AHorrificElizabeth C. Gorski
Sun Sep 19, 200412DLife-or-death (2)Kyle Mahowald
Thu Jul 29, 200423ACalamitous (7)Patrick Merrell
Mon Jul 26, 200452DDreadful (5)Bernice Gordon
Mon May 24, 20041ADreadful, as circumstances (2)Frederick J. Healy
Thu Mar 25, 200437DDesperate (8)David Liben-Nowell and Ryan O'Donnell
Tue Mar 16, 200435DCalamitous (7)Ron Sweet
Mon Oct 6, 200339DIn ___ straits (5)Barry Silk
Fri Sep 12, 200320AApocalypticSherry O. Blackard
Tue Dec 17, 200254ADesperate (8)Tyler Hinman
Tue Aug 6, 200232DPotentially disastrousEthan Cooper and Michael Shteyman
Tue Jun 4, 200253DCalamitous (7)Matthew J. Koceich
Wed Sep 5, 200141DDreadful (5)Lyell Rodieck
Wed Jun 27, 200158ACalamitous (7)Michael Shteyman
Tue May 29, 20018DDreadful (5)Frances Hansen
Sun May 27, 2001109DDreadful (5)Dana Motley
Wed Jan 3, 200125DCalamitous (7)Fred Piscop
Sun Dec 3, 200011DAcute (2)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Mon May 15, 200036AMore than serious (2)Gregory E. Paul
Tue Dec 28, 199936DAwful (3)Randall J. Hartman
Mon Sep 27, 19991AIn ___ straits (5)Ed Early
Thu Jul 15, 199961ANot looking goodZack Butler
Mon Jun 14, 199916AKind of straitsNorma Steinberg
Tue Nov 10, 199856DSeriousDiane C. Baldwin
Thu May 7, 199821ALike some straits (2)Ed Pegg Jr.
Sun Apr 26, 199848DLike some consequencesFran and Lou Sabin
Wed Aug 6, 199716ACalamitous (7)Rich Norris
Sun Feb 23, 199734ALike 20-Across, oftenNancy Nicholson Joline
Sun Jun 23, 199676ADesperate (8)F. Hansen
Tue Apr 23, 19967DDesperate (8)N. Steinberg
Sun Apr 7, 199620DPressingC. Millhauser
Tue Dec 27, 199449ARock's _____ StraitsErnie Furtado
Sun Nov 20, 199419ADesperate (8)Matt Gaffney
Sat Aug 6, 199445ADreadful (5)Wayne Robert Williams
Sat Apr 23, 199455DDesperate (8)Manny Nosowsky
Fri Feb 25, 199419DUrgent (4)Bob Lubbers
Sun Dec 12, 1993107ATerribly 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
Tue Nov 9, 199323AStraits modifierCharles WoodardTaub
Thu Oct 7, 199359ACalamitousNancy A. CorbettTaub
Tue Sep 21, 199352DVery urgentStanley GlassTaub
Mon Sep 20, 199349DDreadfulSidney L. RobbinsTaub
Sat Apr 24, 199346ADreadfulErnst TheimerMaleska
Wed Mar 24, 199313DExtremeJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Tue Jan 5, 199360DDreadfulAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Tue Jul 28, 199241DCalamitousEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Wed Feb 19, 199258D___ Straits of rockThomas W. SchierMaleska
Mon Nov 25, 199119ACalamitousSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Fri Oct 18, 199131D___ Straits, rock groupVirginia L. YatesMaleska
Fri Jun 28, 199153A___ Straits (rock group)Ernie FurtadoMaleska
Mon May 6, 199154DDreadfulRichard SilvestriMaleska
Tue Feb 26, 199158DUrgentWilliam E. HeinemannMaleska
Tue Feb 19, 199154DDismalWilliam BaxleyMaleska
Thu Jan 3, 199155DPressingAlan ArbesfeldMaleska
Wed Dec 5, 199060DDesperateNancy Scandrett RossMaleska
Thu Aug 16, 199034ADreadfulMargaret W. HuskeyMaleska
Fri Jul 20, 199055AVoir ___ (juror exam)Joel D. LafargueMaleska
Sat Dec 16, 198936DCatastrophicBetty Jane CometaMaleska
Wed Dec 13, 198959DDrasticBetty JorgensenMaleska
Sat Nov 4, 198929DDesperateBernard MerenMaleska
Fri Aug 11, 198957DTerribleHarold B. CountsMaleska
Sat Jul 8, 198925AKind of straitsNancy JolineMaleska
Fri Sep 9, 198818ADesperateJesse RoarkeMaleska
Mon Jul 4, 198852DDreadfulWilliam S. McIlrathMaleska
Sun Apr 24, 198852ATerribleJoel D. LafargueMaleska
Mon Mar 21, 198826ADreadfulFrank GearyMaleska
Mon Jan 25, 198840DCalamitousSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Fri Nov 6, 198731DMenacingRhonda KrausMaleska
Sun Sep 27, 1987127DDreadfulBert RosenfieldMaleska
Thu Nov 20, 198610ALike some straitsEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Sat Sep 27, 198651DTragicDaniel GirardiMaleska
Fri Aug 15, 198659DCatastrophicWalter CovellMaleska
Wed Jul 9, 198615ADreadfulWhittenMaleska
Fri Nov 29, 198531ATerribleHarold B. CountsMaleska
Sat Aug 3, 198518AUrgentWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Sun Feb 17, 1985107ACalamitousJohn GreenmanMaleska
Sun Nov 11, 198436DCatastrophicMark DiehlMaleska
Sun Jun 26, 198379DExtremeJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Fri Jun 17, 198328DDisastrousBrownMaleska
Wed Mar 30, 198315ACalamitousJohn GreenmanMaleska
Mon Dec 13, 198224AIll-bodingJudson G. TrentMaleska
Fri Oct 1, 198245ADreadfulWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Sun Sep 12, 1982110DExtremeBarbara Lunder GillisMaleska
Sat Aug 7, 198234A___ Straits, rock groupWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Sun Apr 25, 198297DDesperately urgentJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Wed Oct 14, 198152DWord with need or consequencesKay SullivanMaleska
Thu Oct 1, 198142AAwfulMartha J. DeWittMaleska
Fri Aug 7, 198113DPotentially ruinousCarlyleMaleska
Thu Mar 12, 198155A___ Straits, rock groupMazarakesMaleska
Mon Oct 13, 198016A"___ Straits," rock groupSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Wed Dec 26, 197922ADismalJoy L. WoukMaleska
Sun Dec 2, 197941DFatalGeorge Rose SmithMaleska
Mon Sep 10, 197910AFearfulSamuel K. FliegnerMaleska
Fri Sep 7, 197910DDismalJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Thu Jun 15, 197860ADismalWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Wed Mar 8, 197832ATerribleJohnsonMaleska
Mon Jul 25, 197724AAwfulVirginia SchneiderMaleska
Fri May 27, 197762ACatastrophicHarriet Gilson RosenbergMaleska
Thu Mar 31, 197750DCatastrophicSidney FrankMaleska
Fri Oct 22, 197650DKind of straitsSidney L. RobbinsWeng
Wed Oct 6, 197655DFearfulHallie & Gerald ParsonsWeng
Sat Jul 17, 197658ADesperateVirginia ButlerWeng
Sat Apr 17, 197610AWord with perilHallie & Gerald ParsonsWeng
Wed Aug 13, 197520AKind of straitsWilliam LutwiniakWeng
Sat Mar 1, 197554DDisastrousManny MillerWeng
Fri Nov 8, 197435AKind of straitsJames BarrickWeng
Thu Sep 19, 197454DKind of straitsJim PageWeng
Tue Jun 18, 197431DCalamitousJack LuzzattoWeng
Sun Mar 24, 1974139ATerribleCharles BaronWeng
Sat Dec 1, 197324DCalamitousUnknownWeng
Sun May 20, 197333AC'est à ___Peter T. ThorntonWeng
Sat Jan 13, 197324AExtremeUnknownWeng
Wed Dec 27, 197211DExtremeUnknownWeng
Sun Aug 27, 1972142DExtremeAlfio MicciWeng
Wed Oct 20, 197136AKind of straitsUnknownWeng
Fri Oct 15, 197133AAwfulUnknownWeng
Mon Feb 15, 197129DDreadfulUnknownWeng
Sun Jul 26, 1970100ASome predictionsAdelyn LewisWeng
Thu Jun 25, 197021AKind of straitsUnknownWeng
Thu Jun 11, 197025ADesperateUnknownWeng
Wed May 27, 197048DDesperateUnknownWeng
Sun Mar 15, 197049ADreadfulFrank NosoffWeng
Fri Sep 5, 196923DKind of straits.UnknownWeng
Sun Aug 17, 196984ABalefulAnne FoxWeng
Fri Jun 28, 196827DCalamitous.UnknownFarrar
Fri Apr 5, 196829DMost acute.UnknownFarrar
Thu Sep 22, 196653DTerrible.Louise EarnestFarrar
Fri Jul 29, 196623DTo say: Fr.UnknownFarrar
Thu May 14, 196449AVoir ___, juror's oath.UnknownFarrar
Wed May 6, 196462ATo say; Fr.UnknownFarrar
Tue May 7, 196336DTo say: Fr.UnknownFarrar
Sat Apr 6, 196355DExtreme.UnknownFarrar
Mon Jan 21, 196323AAwful.Norma SchierFarrar
Wed Oct 10, 196213DTerrible.UnknownFarrar
Tue Aug 7, 19627DDreadful.UnknownFarrar
Mon Aug 21, 196151DDisastrous.UnknownFarrar
Sun Aug 13, 1961100DIll-boding.Mel TaubFarrar
Sun Jun 18, 19617DOppressive.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Sun May 14, 196129ADismal.Christine ValenceFarrar
Sat May 28, 196010DDisastrous.UnknownFarrar
Sun Sep 13, 1959100DTerrible.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Tue Aug 18, 195936ADreadful.Melville P. LiveranceFarrar
Fri May 8, 195950AVoir ___, oath taken by jurors.Barbara BrasureFarrar
Sat Aug 31, 195718DDisastrous.A. H. Drummond, Jr.Farrar
Mon Aug 12, 195748AOminous.Albert BlumFarrar
Sun May 12, 195731AOppressive.Marion MoeserFarrar
Sat Oct 27, 195659ATerrible.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Wed May 2, 195643DTerrible.Sidney LambertFarrar
Tue Feb 28, 195654DC’est-a- ___ (that is to say): Fr.S. A. KayFarrar
Fri Oct 14, 19556APortentous.Herbert EttensonFarrar
Wed Mar 16, 195510ADreadful.H. L. RisteenFarrar
Sat Nov 6, 195462ADisastrous.UnknownFarrar
Sat Jul 3, 195419DDreadful.Sidney LambertFarrar
Sun May 9, 195482ATerrible.Sidney LambertFarrar
Sun Mar 21, 195429DForeboding.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Sun Oct 25, 195351ADreadful.Harold T. BersFarrar
Sun Oct 5, 195290DExtreme.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Fri Apr 4, 195222DAwful.UnknownFarrar
Sun Mar 23, 195255DBoding ill.W. E. JonesFarrar
Fri Feb 8, 195247ATerrible.UnknownFarrar
Sat Oct 13, 195137AAwful.UnknownFarrar
Fri Aug 31, 195158DDrastic.UnknownFarrar
Wed Aug 15, 195152ADrastic.UnknownFarrar
Sat Jul 14, 195137DExtreme.UnknownFarrar
Wed Feb 7, 195141DAwful.Isaac KertFarrar
Mon Jan 8, 195131DDreadful.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Fri Nov 10, 195059DCritical.UnknownFarrar
Sun Aug 8, 194877ADreadful.Louis JenkinsFarrar
Sun Apr 18, 194886AFatal.Louis BaronFarrar
Sun Jan 18, 194844DDreadful.Louis JenkinsFarrar
Sun Mar 16, 194782DOminous.P. J. LamannaFarrar
Sun Apr 30, 194438ADreadful.Alexis P. BoodbergFarrar
Sun Jan 16, 194492AIll-boding.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Sun Oct 10, 194379DPortentous.W. W. WebsterFarrar
Sun Sep 6, 194270ADesperate.J. L. WordsworthFarrar