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216 results for IDEAS

73 Shortz Era entries found. Click any date for context. Repeated clues show (number of Shortz Era occurrences).
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DateGridClueAuthor
Mon Aug 6, 201860ACreative thoughts (2)Andrea Carla Michaels and Mark Diehl
Thu Jul 12, 201813D"Intelligence ... is really a kind of taste -- taste in ___": Susan SontagJoe DiPietro
Sat Feb 24, 201835A"Any ___?" (2)John Guzzetta
Mon Dec 11, 201724DNotions (5)Brian Thomas
Sun Nov 27, 201661DWhat germs may turn intoMatt Ginsberg
Mon Nov 21, 201665AWhat light bulbs represent in cartoonsJohn Lieb
Tue Jul 26, 201620AThink tank output (2)Bruce Haight
Sun Aug 23, 20159D"___ are like beards; men do not have them until they grow up": VoltaireJoel Fagliano
Wed Apr 1, 201512DSome of the best ones are crazySharon Delorme
Mon Jul 28, 201414ANotions (5)Tom McCoy
Wed Jan 29, 201453DBits of creativityMichael Black
Sun Dec 15, 2013115ASome notepad jottingsJeff Chen
Tue May 28, 20135DSome intellectual propertyDan Feyer
Wed Apr 10, 201346DGray matter outputJulian Lim
Mon May 7, 201222DOutputs of brainstormingGuy Tabachnick
Mon Jan 23, 201216ABrainstorms (4)Sarah Keller
Sun Sep 25, 20118DThings to think aboutPaul Hunsberger
Sun Jul 10, 201150ASome people have funny onesBen Pall and David Kahn
Mon Apr 18, 201116ACreative thoughts (2)James Tuttle
Mon Sep 20, 201034DNotions (5)Bernice Gordon
Tue Feb 16, 201019ABrainstormer's outputPaul Hunsberger
Sat Nov 21, 200918ABrains' gainsGary J. Whitehead
Sun Nov 15, 200965AMental flashesElizabeth C. Gorski
Mon Dec 29, 200832DInventors have themKevin Donovan
Tue May 13, 200856D"An invasion of armies can be resisted; an invasion of ___ cannot be resisted": HugoCaleb Madison
Sun May 11, 2008109DThey might be bounced off othersTony Orbach and Patrick Blindauer
Tue Apr 8, 200820AThink tank products (3)Dave Mackey
Sun Feb 3, 200825DThey may be funny or brightMatt Ginsberg
Thu Dec 20, 200725DInspirations (2)Peter A. Collins
Tue Oct 16, 20078DThey may be brightMichael Kaplan
Fri Mar 23, 20078DHead lights?Manny Nosowsky
Mon Jan 8, 200717AThink tank products (3)Harriet Clifton
Sun Dec 24, 200688A"Don't get any ___"Brendan Emmett Quigley
Thu Jun 29, 200620AMind set? (3)Brendan Emmett Quigley
Mon Apr 25, 200515ABrainstorms (4)Alison Donald
Tue Sep 21, 200422AInspirations (2)Andrea Carla Michaels
Thu Sep 2, 200423ABean products? (2)David J. Kahn
Sat Mar 6, 20044D"Any ___?" (2)Ed Early
Fri Nov 21, 200324DBits of ingenuityDavid Ainslie Macleod
Thu Oct 23, 200347ASuggestion box fillMichael Shteyman
Thu Oct 16, 200315ABean products? (2)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Mon May 19, 20035DBright thoughtsTrip Payne
Sun Nov 10, 200225AThey're sometimes funnyCathy Millhauser
Tue Oct 8, 200261ABrain wavesSherry O. Blackard
Mon Jul 1, 200251DThink tank output (2)Allan E. Parrish
Wed May 29, 200229D"Gibraltar may be strong, but ___ are impregnable": EmersonAlan Olschwang
Sun Nov 18, 200120AHead starts?Jim Page
Wed Sep 26, 200164AThey're sometimes wildStephen Budiansky
Tue Aug 7, 200112DThink tank nuggets (2)Mark P. Sherwood
Sun Jul 29, 200188AFancies (2)Michael Ashley
Thu Jun 28, 200133DHead sets?Alan Arbesfeld
Mon May 7, 200123D"Don't get any funny ___!" (3)Nancy Salomon and Bob Frank
Sun Mar 25, 20019DFancies (2)Trip Payne
Tue Feb 27, 200132AThink tank nuggets (2)M. Preston Sherwood
Thu Sep 21, 200023ABean sprouts?Elizabeth C. Gorski
Mon Feb 7, 200030DThink tank products (3)Gregory E. Paul
Mon Oct 4, 199927A"Don't get any funny ___!" (3)Joey Crumley
Fri Aug 6, 199947DMind set? (3)Raymond Hamel
Wed Jun 16, 199919ABrillianciesGilbert H. Ludwig
Mon Jun 7, 199931A"Don't get any funny ___!" (3)Robert O. Dillman
Sat May 29, 199943DSome are brightRandolph Ross
Fri Feb 26, 199965AThink pieces?Martin Ashwood-Smith
Thu Dec 3, 199851DNotions (5)Cathy Millhauser
Sun Aug 9, 199880DAbstractionsChristopher Hurt
Tue Dec 9, 199710DNotions (5)Fran and Lou Sabin
Wed Jun 12, 199650DImpressionsD. C. Baldwin
Sun Nov 19, 199583DMind set? (3)Cathy Millhauser
Wed Jun 7, 199530DSome of them are crazyMartin Schneider
Thu Feb 23, 199562ABrainstorms (4)Daniel R. Stark
Tue Jan 3, 199572ABrainstorms (4)Rich Norris
Wed Oct 5, 199429DConceptsFran & Lou Sabin
Sat Jul 2, 199412DFlashesBryant White
Mon Jan 24, 199433DCreativityJanie Lyons

2 results for IDEAS from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
Dec 25, 2011panda43AWhat Sadie has in mindMel Taub
Oct 2, 2011cryptic21DSadie changed lightbulbs? (5)Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon

141 results for IDEAS from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Wed Aug 11, 19933DConceptsEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Tue Nov 10, 199226DLight bulbs, in comicsPeter GordonMaleska
Sun Aug 16, 1992101DConceptsIrene SmullyanMaleska
Sat Jun 27, 199238DStarts of inventionsDorothea E. ShippMaleska
Fri Jun 12, 19925AConceptsWayne Hall-EastmanMaleska
Sun Jan 12, 1992100AImpressionsBarbara SpringerMaleska
Wed Oct 16, 199133DPatent basesMartin Ashwood-SmithMaleska
Wed Sep 18, 199125AComic-strip light bulbsKenneth HaxtonMaleska
Mon Sep 9, 199139DMental formulasRoger H. CourtneyMaleska
Tue Nov 27, 199048AThoughtsAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Sat May 19, 199020ABrainchildrenPatterson PeppleMaleska
Sun Oct 22, 198976DThink-tanks outputPhyllis FehringerMaleska
Mon Aug 14, 198922DConceptsPeter G. SnowMaleska
Mon Jul 24, 198950ANotionsPeter G. SnowMaleska
Sun Jul 2, 1989100ABrainstormsErnst TheimerMaleska
Fri Mar 24, 198922DConceptsWilliam CanineMaleska
Sat Mar 11, 19894DWhat Dorcas Cochran gets in a 1951 songBernard MerenMaleska
Mon Jan 9, 198914ANotionsSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Tue Oct 25, 198821ANotionsChristopher SherwoodMaleska
Sun Sep 25, 198841DNotionsBetty JorgensenMaleska
Fri Sep 23, 198810D"I Get ___," 1951 songRita YelleMaleska
Wed Dec 23, 198751AConcepts or conceitsChristopher PageMaleska
Thu Nov 5, 198740AConceitsJohnsonMaleska
Wed Apr 16, 19866DMental light bulbsRoger H. CourtneyMaleska
Mon Feb 4, 198565ABrainstormsJames R. BurnsMaleska
Sat Dec 22, 198434D"Light bulbs"Kenneth HaxtonMaleska
Fri Dec 7, 19847DFanciesJim PageMaleska
Wed Nov 7, 198437DLight-bulb lightersWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Tue Nov 6, 198423AWhat thinkers produceAveryMaleska
Thu May 17, 198431DBrain flashesFrank GearyMaleska
Wed May 2, 198419AConceptionsWorthingMaleska
Sat Nov 5, 198329DBrainstormsRobert KatzMaleska
Sat Sep 24, 198356DSuppositionsPeter SwiftMaleska
Sun Sep 4, 19838ANotionsMary Virginia OrnaMaleska
Tue Aug 16, 198355AThoughtsElaine GeorgeMaleska
Sat Aug 13, 198338ABrainstormsWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Sun Oct 3, 1982144AFanciesCharles BaronMaleska
Fri Jun 25, 19828DNotionsBert RosenfieldMaleska
Sat Feb 6, 198248DNotionsJohn GreenmanMaleska
Wed Nov 25, 198132AProducts of cerebrationElio DesiderioMaleska
Thu Nov 12, 198152DBrainstormsRobert KatzMaleska
Mon Mar 2, 198145DConceptsEdward MarcheseMaleska
Sat Feb 14, 198112DNew slantsJim ModneyMaleska
Tue Jan 6, 198137AFanciesKay SullivanMaleska
Sat Oct 11, 198027D"I Get ___," 1951 songWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Sat Jul 26, 19808D"I Get ___," 1951 songRaymond F. EisnerMaleska
Sat Dec 22, 197945DInklingsA. J. SantoraMaleska
Mon Dec 3, 197918DNotionsMaduraMaleska
Mon Oct 22, 197971ANotionsBrumbauchMaleska
Fri Dec 29, 197853D"I Get ___," 1951 songJudson G. TrentMaleska
Tue Dec 19, 197822DImagesRussellMaleska
Wed Jul 19, 197813DNotionsA. J. SantoraMaleska
Thu Nov 17, 197712DAuthor's notebook itemsArnold MossMaleska
Mon Aug 8, 197761A"I Get ___" (pop song)BernsteinMaleska
Sun May 15, 197731ANotionsMaria G. RiceMaleska
Mon Nov 22, 197629DInventors' fortesSamuel K. FliegnerWeng
Tue Aug 17, 197630DNotionsAnthony B. CanningWeng
Sun Jul 18, 1976151AImpressionsGeorge Rose SmithWeng
Fri Jun 11, 19762DBrainstormsGeorge MadridWeng
Tue May 25, 197650APreliminary plansJack L. SteinhardtWeng
Thu Oct 17, 197417AThoughtsJack LuzzattoWeng
Thu Oct 10, 197423AConceptsNorton RhoadesWeng
Mon Sep 30, 197423AImpressionsJoseph McLaughlinWeng
Tue Jul 9, 197433AFanciesChristine TilgnerWeng
Fri Mar 1, 197443ABrain wavesReginald L. JohnsonWeng
Sun Jul 15, 197318DConceptsGeorge Rose SmithWeng
Sun Feb 11, 197326ANotionsJohn C. LaflinWeng
Mon Jan 15, 197356AConceptsUnknownWeng
Tue Nov 14, 197259AInventors' fortesUnknownWeng
Wed Oct 18, 197254DNotionsUnknownWeng
Sat Feb 26, 197253ABrainstormsUnknownWeng
Wed Feb 9, 197222AConceptsUnknownWeng
Thu Nov 11, 197151AConceptsUnknownWeng
Mon Oct 25, 197154DViewsUnknownWeng
Sun Jan 24, 197129AConvictionsMel RosenWeng
Mon Dec 14, 197035DInventor's stock-in-tradeUnknownWeng
Fri Nov 13, 197021DConceptsArthur SchulmanWeng
Fri Apr 3, 19706DBrainstorming resultsUnknownWeng
Sun Feb 1, 19707DLight bulbs, in the comicsHerbert EttensonWeng
Sat Nov 29, 19694DSeminar products.UnknownWeng
Mon Aug 4, 196918AInventors' fortes.UnknownWeng
Thu Apr 24, 196957AThinker's aims.UnknownWeng
Sun Apr 20, 196970AInklingsNancy AtkinsonWeng
Sun Apr 28, 196831DThoughts.A. J. SantoraFarrar
Sun Nov 19, 196762ADesigns.William LutwiniakFarrar
Tue Jul 25, 196743AIntellectual results.Leonard SussmanFarrar
Sun Jul 9, 196734DOpinions.A. J. SantoraFarrar
Mon Nov 21, 196637AInspirations.UnknownFarrar
Tue Mar 1, 196623DInspirations.UnknownFarrar
Wed Sep 15, 196532AThoughts.UnknownFarrar
Tue Aug 17, 196514ANotions.UnknownFarrar
Sat Feb 20, 196513AMental accomplishments.UnknownFarrar
Wed Jan 27, 196547DAdman's forte.UnknownFarrar
Sat Jul 11, 196444AAdam's product.UnknownFarrar
Thu Apr 2, 196421ANotions.UnknownFarrar
Mon Nov 18, 196340AThoughts.UnknownFarrar
Thu Jul 18, 196331DBrainstorms, for example.UnknownFarrar
Fri Jun 28, 196343ANotions.UnknownFarrar
Mon Mar 11, 196349DInspirations.Helen FasuloFarrar
Sun Oct 21, 196254ANotions.Ralph AndersonFarrar
Tue Oct 31, 196136AInklings.UnknownFarrar
Mon Oct 23, 196164AThoughts.UnknownFarrar
Wed Apr 27, 196041DOpinions.UnknownFarrar
Fri Jan 29, 196065ABrain products.UnknownFarrar
Tue Jan 5, 196049DInspirations.UnknownFarrar
Sat Jun 13, 195928DNotions.Harold T. BersFarrar
Thu Jun 20, 19575DConcepts.H. L. RisteenFarrar
Thu Apr 18, 195747ANew slants.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Sat Feb 9, 195740AFancies.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Sun Sep 18, 1955136AProjects.Helen BernardFarrar
Tue Jul 12, 195527AThoughts.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Sun Jun 26, 1955133AInventor's forte.Harold D. CannonFarrar
Tue Mar 22, 195514ANotions.UnknownFarrar
Thu Oct 21, 195457APlans of action.S. A. KayFarrar
Fri Aug 6, 195432DCerebration products.Alice CookFarrar
Thu Jun 3, 195442APlans of action.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Mon May 24, 195445DPlans.S. A. KayFarrar
Wed Nov 25, 195314ABrain products.Willard JordanFarrar
Wed Jul 22, 195317DBrain products.Bernice GordonFarrar
Fri Feb 27, 195312DWhat a copywriter should have.Harold T. BersFarrar
Mon Jan 12, 195345APlans of action.Louise RabbFarrar
Thu Aug 21, 195221DRequisites for cartoonists.UnknownFarrar
Mon Nov 5, 195114AConcepts.UnknownFarrar
Mon Aug 20, 195168AThoughts.UnknownFarrar
Wed Jun 20, 195137DPlans of action.S. A. KayFarrar
Sat May 26, 195111DCopywriters' stock in trade.UnknownFarrar
Mon May 21, 195146DThoughts.UnknownFarrar
Thu Apr 5, 195112AWeapons of psychological warfare.UnknownFarrar
Sun Mar 18, 195174DPreliminary plans.Eugene MaleskaFarrar
Wed Nov 1, 195031DConcepts.UnknownFarrar
Fri Oct 20, 19502DNotions.UnknownFarrar
Sun Jan 22, 195011DProjects.Alice CookFarrar
Sun Aug 15, 194867DDesigns.P. J. LamannaFarrar
Sun Dec 1, 194663DAbstractions.S. K. FliegnerFarrar
Sun Jan 21, 194578AConcepts.L. K. PetersFarrar
Sun Dec 3, 19443DConcepts.Louis JenkinsFarrar
Sun Dec 26, 1943135ASuppositions.I. KertFarrar
Sun Oct 3, 1943151AImpressions.P. J. LamannaFarrar
Sun Jun 13, 1943127DNotions.Joseph C. EmidyFarrar
Sun Mar 14, 194377DFormulated thoughts.Charles ErlenkotterFarrar
Sun Oct 11, 194230DNotions.Alvin AshbyFarrar