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121 results for IDIOM

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

DateGridClueAuthor
46DIn the wings or in full swingJohn Guzzetta and Michael Hawkins
22A"Play it by ear" or "see eye to eye"Alex Eaton-Salners
58A"Piece of cake" or "easy as pie"Alan Arbesfeld
24D"Double talk" is oneBruce Haight
11D"Dark horse" or "bring to light"Tracy Gray
53AChallenge for an E.S.L. studentGareth Bain and Brad Wilber
46DBurn the midnight oil, e.g.Samuel A. Donaldson and Brad Wilber
16A"In the red," e.g.Jacob Stulberg
20A"Hot to trot" or "cold feet"Mary Lou Guizzo and Jeff Chen
54AJump the shark, e.g.Ruth B. Margolin
8D"Green thumb" or "purple prose"Tim Croce
48ANo laughing matter, e.g.Alex Vratsanos
62A"In the raw," "in the red" or "in the running"Jeff Chen
2DCut to the chase, sayIan Livengood
105AColloquialism (2)Darin McDaniel
2DHit the ceiling, sayDoug Peterson
25D"Knock it off" or "get it on," e.g.Peter A. Collins
25DLocal language, sayRobert W. Harris
8DTranslator's challengeNatan Last
48DGo for broke, e.g.Matt Ginsberg
21DExpression (2)Richard Hughes
69AFor crying out loud, e.g.Randall J. Hartman
15ATranslator's obstacleLeonard Williams
20DManner of speaking (2)Michael Shteyman
40ABy hook or by crook, e.g.Lee Glickstein and Nancy Salomon
33AGoing to the dogs, e.g.Elizabeth C. Gorski
28DUnintuitive thing for language learnersSherry O. Blackard
34AColloquialism (2)Alan Arbesfeld
47DColorful phraseEric Berlin
103ALanguage quirkManny Nosowsky
2D"Talk turkey," e.g.Jon Delfin
16A"Up the creek," e.g.Fred Piscop
26DPeculiar expressionNancy Salomon and Louis Hildebrand
52DChallenge for a nonnative speakerRichard Silvestri
33DExpression (2)Myles Callum
27D"Going to the dogs," e.g.Robert Dillman
26DManner of speaking (2)Patrick Jordan
29DDialect (4)R. Hughes
29DDialect (4)S. Spadaccini
48DLocal languageThomas W. Schier
68ASpoken languageWayne Robert Williams
22ADialect (4)Chet Currier
37APhrase-book entryTimothy S. Lewis
5DDialect (4)Harvey Estes
139AParlanceTrip Payne
14AWay of speakingCathy Millhauser

1 result for IDIOM from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
Aug 3, 2014diagramless13DTurn of phrasePaula Gamache

74 results for IDIOM from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
14ADialect of a regionJesse RoarkeMaleska
79DLanguage student's problemLouis SabinMaleska
1ARegional phraseMelvin KenworthyMaleska
89ADialectArthur S. VerdescaMaleska
31DDialectAlbert J. KlausMaleska
27DJargonWilliam S. McIlrathMaleska
43DOffbeat phraseMaura B. JacobsonMaleska
65ADialectNancy JolineMaleska
32ADialectKenneth WitteMaleska
9DJargonWarren W. ReichMaleska
21DPhilologist's interestEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
58DCharacteristic styleCaroline G. FitzgeraldMaleska
6DLanguage student's problemElaine GeorgeMaleska
65ASpeech formEli WesoffMaleska
39ADialectDale O. BurgenerMaleska
59ADialectAveryMaleska
19AOne concern of a grammarianEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
59ADialectNikki TenfeldeMaleska
12DDialect of a peopleBert RosenfieldMaleska
32DLanguage styleMargettsMaleska
31DDialectJeanette K. BrillMaleska
66AParlanceJack L. SteinhardtMaleska
17DManner of speakingJordan S. LasherMaleska
30DLingo or dialectTap OsbornMaleska
27DDialectJoy L. WoukMaleska
8DRegional dialectRichard SilvestriMaleska
15AArea dialectHerb L. RisteenMaleska
43ARegional languageJoy L. WoukMaleska
49DDialectAlfio MicciMaleska
115DDialectAlex F. BlackMaleska
54DLanguage styleJordan S. LasherMaleska
18ADialect of a regionElaine D. SchorrMaleska
42ADialectSara V. TuckermanWeng
60ADialectUnknownWeng
38DDialectA. J. SantoraWeng
30DDialectFrances HansenWeng
43DTongue.UnknownWeng
27DExpression.UnknownFarrar
108ATongue.William LutwiniakFarrar
51DColloquialism.UnknownFarrar
115AAccepted solecism.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
6DDialect.UnknownFarrar
57AForm of expression.UnknownFarrar
61AStyle of expression.UnknownFarrar
50DDialect.UnknownFarrar
28DLanguage.UnknownFarrar
48DLanguage peculiarity.UnknownFarrar
120D"How are you?" for example.Jules Arensberg and Herbert EttensonFarrar
57AManner of speaking.A. H. Drummond, Jr.Farrar
68AStyle of expression.UnknownFarrar
11DAccepted phrase.UnknownFarrar
2DCommon usage.Louise EarnestFarrar
17AAccepted phrase.Geraldine KingFarrar
18ADialect of a region.UnknownFarrar
11DAccepted phrase or expression.Walter BlumFarrar
74DTongue or dialect.Charles CrossFarrar
5DLanguage or dialect.UnknownFarrar
60ADialect of a region.Isaac KertFarrar
28DCharacteristic speech.Roberta MorseFarrar
11DDialect.Walt ClarkFarrar
26DTurn of speech.UnknownFarrar
53DTurn of speech.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
5DA turn of speech.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
34ADialect.UnknownFarrar
55AColloquialism.Ellsworth SmithFarrar
45DVernacular turn.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
55D“How are you?” for instance.Sergei TilartFarrar
29AColloquialism.UnknownFarrar
12DItem of the vernacular.UnknownFarrar
16DCharacteristic expression.Louis BaronFarrar
14AVernacular.UnknownFarrar
28ATongue.Thomas MeekinFarrar
14DLocal speech.Elizabeth PattersonFarrar
18DPeculiarity of speech.Sam LevineFarrar