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119 results for IDIOM

44 Shortz Era entries found. Click any date for context. Repeated clues show (number of Shortz Era occurrences).
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Monday, February 5, 201858A"Piece of cake" or "easy as pie"Alan Arbesfeld
Wednesday, August 2, 201724D"Double talk" is oneBruce Haight
Thursday, October 22, 201511D"Dark horse" or "bring to light"Tracy Gray
Friday, September 18, 201553AChallenge for an E.S.L. studentGareth Bain and Brad Wilber
Saturday, May 30, 201546DBurn the midnight oil, e.g.Samuel A. Donaldson and Brad Wilber
Wednesday, November 19, 201416A"In the red," e.g.Jacob Stulberg
Wednesday, October 8, 201420A"Hot to trot" or "cold feet"Mary Lou Guizzo and Jeff Chen
Wednesday, February 26, 201454AJump the shark, e.g.Ruth B. Margolin
Tuesday, October 8, 20138D"Green thumb" or "purple prose"Tim Croce
Sunday, May 6, 201248ANo laughing matter, e.g.Alex Vratsanos
Tuesday, March 13, 201262A"In the raw," "in the red" or "in the running"Jeff Chen
Wednesday, November 23, 20112DCut to the chase, sayIan Livengood
Sunday, December 26, 2010105AColloquialism (2)Darin McDaniel
Friday, January 29, 20102DHit the ceiling, sayDoug Peterson
Monday, May 25, 200925D"Knock it off" or "get it on," e.g.Peter A. Collins
Sunday, March 1, 200925DLocal language, sayRobert W. Harris
Saturday, August 23, 20088DTranslator's challengeNatan Last
Thursday, July 24, 200848DGo for broke, e.g.Matt Ginsberg
Monday, April 2, 200721DExpression (2)Richard Hughes
Tuesday, September 26, 200669AFor crying out loud, e.g.Randall J. Hartman
Wednesday, January 19, 200515ATranslator's obstacleLeonard Williams
Friday, December 3, 200420DManner of speaking (2)Michael Shteyman
Thursday, March 18, 200440ABy hook or by crook, e.g.Lee Glickstein and Nancy Salomon
Tuesday, June 10, 200333AGoing to the dogs, e.g. (2)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Friday, December 27, 200228DUnintuitive thing for language learnersSherry O. Blackard
Wednesday, November 6, 200234AColloquialism (2)Alan Arbesfeld
Wednesday, July 24, 200247DColorful phraseEric Berlin
Sunday, September 2, 2001103ALanguage quirkManny Nosowsky
Tuesday, May 15, 20012D"Talk turkey," e.g.Jon Delfin
Wednesday, January 3, 200116A"Up the creek," e.g.Fred Piscop
Monday, May 22, 200026DPeculiar expressionNancy Salomon and Louis Hildebrand
Wednesday, October 20, 199952DChallenge for a nonnative speakerRichard Silvestri
Wednesday, March 17, 199933DExpression (2)Myles Callum
Monday, September 28, 199827D"Going to the dogs," e.g. (2)Robert Dillman
Tuesday, April 1, 199726DManner of speaking (2)Patrick Jordan
Monday, February 17, 199729DDialect (4)R. Hughes
Monday, November 11, 199629DDialect (4)S. Spadaccini
Tuesday, November 21, 199548DLocal languageThomas W. Schier
Wednesday, December 14, 199468ASpoken languageWayne Robert Williams
Wednesday, December 7, 199422ADialect (4)Chet Currier
Friday, November 18, 199437APhrase-book entryTimothy S. Lewis
Wednesday, November 2, 19945DDialect (4)Harvey Estes
Sunday, April 10, 1994139AParlanceTrip Payne
Wednesday, March 23, 199414AWay of speakingCathy Millhauser

1 result for IDIOM from Variety puzzles.

August 3, 2014diagramless13DTurn of phrasePaula Gamache

74 results for IDIOM from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

Saturday, January 9, 199314ADialect of a regionJesse RoarkeMaleska
Sunday, June 9, 199179DLanguage student's problemLouis SabinMaleska
Tuesday, December 18, 19901ARegional phraseMelvin KenworthyMaleska
Sunday, November 26, 198989ADialectArthur S. VerdescaMaleska
Monday, September 11, 198931DDialectAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Tuesday, August 1, 198927DJargonWilliam S. McIlrathMaleska
Sunday, March 6, 198843DOffbeat phraseMaura B. JacobsonMaleska
Saturday, January 10, 198765ADialectNancy JolineMaleska
Wednesday, July 2, 198632ADialectKenneth WitteMaleska
Sunday, February 16, 19869DJargonWarren W. ReichMaleska
Thursday, November 28, 198521DPhilologist's interestEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Sunday, November 24, 198558DCharacteristic styleCaroline G. FitzgeraldMaleska
Monday, October 7, 19856DLanguage student's problemElaine GeorgeMaleska
Thursday, April 18, 198565ASpeech formEli WesoffMaleska
Sunday, February 24, 198539ADialectDale O. BurgenerMaleska
Tuesday, November 6, 198459ADialectAveryMaleska
Thursday, October 11, 198419AOne concern of a grammarianEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Friday, June 3, 198359ADialectNikki TenfeldeMaleska
Sunday, December 6, 198112DDialect of a peopleBert RosenfieldMaleska
Tuesday, March 24, 198132DLanguage styleMargettsMaleska
Tuesday, October 28, 198031DDialectJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Thursday, June 26, 198066AParlanceJack L. SteinhardtMaleska
Sunday, February 17, 198017DManner of speakingJordan S. LasherMaleska
Wednesday, October 17, 197930DLingo or dialectTap OsbornMaleska
Thursday, July 5, 197927DDialectJoy L. WoukMaleska
Sunday, April 29, 19798DRegional dialectRichard SilvestriMaleska
Monday, February 5, 197915AArea dialectHerb L. RisteenMaleska
Thursday, February 1, 197943ARegional languageJoy L. WoukMaleska
Wednesday, January 25, 197849DDialectAlfio MicciMaleska
Sunday, January 15, 1978115DDialectAlex F. BlackMaleska
Monday, October 10, 197754DLanguage styleJordan S. LasherMaleska
Tuesday, July 26, 197718ADialect of a regionElaine D. SchorrMaleska
Wednesday, September 3, 197542ADialectSara V. TuckermanWeng
Thursday, March 9, 197260ADialectUnknownWeng
Sunday, August 15, 197138DDialectA. J. SantoraWeng
Sunday, January 4, 197030DDialectFrances HansenWeng
Tuesday, July 29, 196943DTongue.UnknownWeng
Thursday, December 5, 196827DExpression.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, November 19, 1967108ATongue.William LutwiniakFarrar
Thursday, November 2, 196751DColloquialism.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, September 3, 1967115AAccepted solecism.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Wednesday, June 29, 19666DDialect.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, April 28, 196657AForm of expression.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, September 11, 196561AStyle of expression.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, July 27, 196550DDialect.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, June 19, 196528DLanguage.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, July 15, 196448DLanguage peculiarity.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, December 15, 1963120D"How are you?" for example.Jules Arensberg and Herbert EttensonFarrar
Monday, November 11, 196357AManner of speaking.A. H. Drummond, Jr.Farrar
Thursday, April 25, 196368AStyle of expression.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, December 28, 196111DAccepted phrase.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, August 17, 19612DCommon usage.Louise EarnestFarrar
Thursday, May 28, 195917AAccepted phrase.Geraldine KingFarrar
Wednesday, December 31, 195818ADialect of a region.UnknownFarrar
Friday, June 20, 195811DAccepted phrase or expression.Walter BlumFarrar
Sunday, December 29, 195774DTongue or dialect.Charles CrossFarrar
Thursday, December 12, 19575DLanguage or dialect.UnknownFarrar
Friday, November 16, 195660ADialect of a region.Isaac KertFarrar
Friday, September 21, 195628DCharacteristic speech.Roberta MorseFarrar
Tuesday, July 3, 195611DDialect.Walt ClarkFarrar
Tuesday, December 13, 195526DTurn of speech.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, April 24, 195553DTurn of speech.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Monday, April 18, 19555DA turn of speech.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Thursday, February 24, 195534ADialect.UnknownFarrar
Monday, August 9, 195455AColloquialism.Ellsworth SmithFarrar
Monday, March 23, 195345DVernacular turn.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Sunday, February 15, 195355D“How are you?” for instance.Sergei TilartFarrar
Saturday, October 18, 195229AColloquialism.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, July 31, 195212DItem of the vernacular.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, March 2, 195216DCharacteristic expression.Louis BaronFarrar
Tuesday, January 23, 195114AVernacular.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, November 28, 194828ATongue.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Sunday, July 11, 194814DLocal speech.Elizabeth PattersonFarrar
Sunday, October 4, 194218DPeculiarity of speech.Sam LevineFarrar