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120 results for IDIOM

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

DateGridClueAuthor
Tue Jul 10, 201822A"Play it by ear" or "see eye to eye"Alex Eaton-Salners
Mon Feb 5, 201858A"Piece of cake" or "easy as pie"Alan Arbesfeld
Wed Aug 2, 201724D"Double talk" is oneBruce Haight
Thu Oct 22, 201511D"Dark horse" or "bring to light"Tracy Gray
Fri Sep 18, 201553AChallenge for an E.S.L. studentGareth Bain and Brad Wilber
Sat May 30, 201546DBurn the midnight oil, e.g.Samuel A. Donaldson and Brad Wilber
Wed Nov 19, 201416A"In the red," e.g.Jacob Stulberg
Wed Oct 8, 201420A"Hot to trot" or "cold feet"Mary Lou Guizzo and Jeff Chen
Wed Feb 26, 201454AJump the shark, e.g.Ruth B. Margolin
Tue Oct 8, 20138D"Green thumb" or "purple prose"Tim Croce
Sun May 6, 201248ANo laughing matter, e.g.Alex Vratsanos
Tue Mar 13, 201262A"In the raw," "in the red" or "in the running"Jeff Chen
Wed Nov 23, 20112DCut to the chase, sayIan Livengood
Sun Dec 26, 2010105AColloquialism (2)Darin McDaniel
Fri Jan 29, 20102DHit the ceiling, sayDoug Peterson
Mon May 25, 200925D"Knock it off" or "get it on," e.g.Peter A. Collins
Sun Mar 1, 200925DLocal language, sayRobert W. Harris
Sat Aug 23, 20088DTranslator's challengeNatan Last
Thu Jul 24, 200848DGo for broke, e.g.Matt Ginsberg
Mon Apr 2, 200721DExpression (2)Richard Hughes
Tue Sep 26, 200669AFor crying out loud, e.g.Randall J. Hartman
Wed Jan 19, 200515ATranslator's obstacleLeonard Williams
Fri Dec 3, 200420DManner of speaking (2)Michael Shteyman
Thu Mar 18, 200440ABy hook or by crook, e.g.Lee Glickstein and Nancy Salomon
Tue Jun 10, 200333AGoing to the dogs, e.g. (2)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Fri Dec 27, 200228DUnintuitive thing for language learnersSherry O. Blackard
Wed Nov 6, 200234AColloquialism (2)Alan Arbesfeld
Wed Jul 24, 200247DColorful phraseEric Berlin
Sun Sep 2, 2001103ALanguage quirkManny Nosowsky
Tue May 15, 20012D"Talk turkey," e.g.Jon Delfin
Wed Jan 3, 200116A"Up the creek," e.g.Fred Piscop
Mon May 22, 200026DPeculiar expressionNancy Salomon and Louis Hildebrand
Wed Oct 20, 199952DChallenge for a nonnative speakerRichard Silvestri
Wed Mar 17, 199933DExpression (2)Myles Callum
Mon Sep 28, 199827D"Going to the dogs," e.g. (2)Robert Dillman
Tue Apr 1, 199726DManner of speaking (2)Patrick Jordan
Mon Feb 17, 199729DDialect (4)R. Hughes
Mon Nov 11, 199629DDialect (4)S. Spadaccini
Tue Nov 21, 199548DLocal languageThomas W. Schier
Wed Dec 14, 199468ASpoken languageWayne Robert Williams
Wed Dec 7, 199422ADialect (4)Chet Currier
Fri Nov 18, 199437APhrase-book entryTimothy S. Lewis
Wed Nov 2, 19945DDialect (4)Harvey Estes
Sun Apr 10, 1994139AParlanceTrip Payne
Wed Mar 23, 199414AWay 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
Sat Jan 9, 199314ADialect of a regionJesse RoarkeMaleska
Sun Jun 9, 199179DLanguage student's problemLouis SabinMaleska
Tue Dec 18, 19901ARegional phraseMelvin KenworthyMaleska
Sun Nov 26, 198989ADialectArthur S. VerdescaMaleska
Mon Sep 11, 198931DDialectAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Tue Aug 1, 198927DJargonWilliam S. McIlrathMaleska
Sun Mar 6, 198843DOffbeat phraseMaura B. JacobsonMaleska
Sat Jan 10, 198765ADialectNancy JolineMaleska
Wed Jul 2, 198632ADialectKenneth WitteMaleska
Sun Feb 16, 19869DJargonWarren W. ReichMaleska
Thu Nov 28, 198521DPhilologist's interestEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Sun Nov 24, 198558DCharacteristic styleCaroline G. FitzgeraldMaleska
Mon Oct 7, 19856DLanguage student's problemElaine GeorgeMaleska
Thu Apr 18, 198565ASpeech formEli WesoffMaleska
Sun Feb 24, 198539ADialectDale O. BurgenerMaleska
Tue Nov 6, 198459ADialectAveryMaleska
Thu Oct 11, 198419AOne concern of a grammarianEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Fri Jun 3, 198359ADialectNikki TenfeldeMaleska
Sun Dec 6, 198112DDialect of a peopleBert RosenfieldMaleska
Tue Mar 24, 198132DLanguage styleMargettsMaleska
Tue Oct 28, 198031DDialectJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Thu Jun 26, 198066AParlanceJack L. SteinhardtMaleska
Sun Feb 17, 198017DManner of speakingJordan S. LasherMaleska
Wed Oct 17, 197930DLingo or dialectTap OsbornMaleska
Thu Jul 5, 197927DDialectJoy L. WoukMaleska
Sun Apr 29, 19798DRegional dialectRichard SilvestriMaleska
Mon Feb 5, 197915AArea dialectHerb L. RisteenMaleska
Thu Feb 1, 197943ARegional languageJoy L. WoukMaleska
Wed Jan 25, 197849DDialectAlfio MicciMaleska
Sun Jan 15, 1978115DDialectAlex F. BlackMaleska
Mon Oct 10, 197754DLanguage styleJordan S. LasherMaleska
Tue Jul 26, 197718ADialect of a regionElaine D. SchorrMaleska
Wed Sep 3, 197542ADialectSara V. TuckermanWeng
Thu Mar 9, 197260ADialectUnknownWeng
Sun Aug 15, 197138DDialectA. J. SantoraWeng
Sun Jan 4, 197030DDialectFrances HansenWeng
Tue Jul 29, 196943DTongue.UnknownWeng
Thu Dec 5, 196827DExpression.UnknownFarrar
Sun Nov 19, 1967108ATongue.William LutwiniakFarrar
Thu Nov 2, 196751DColloquialism.UnknownFarrar
Sun Sep 3, 1967115AAccepted solecism.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Wed Jun 29, 19666DDialect.UnknownFarrar
Thu Apr 28, 196657AForm of expression.UnknownFarrar
Sat Sep 11, 196561AStyle of expression.UnknownFarrar
Tue Jul 27, 196550DDialect.UnknownFarrar
Sat Jun 19, 196528DLanguage.UnknownFarrar
Wed Jul 15, 196448DLanguage peculiarity.UnknownFarrar
Sun Dec 15, 1963120D"How are you?" for example.Jules Arensberg and Herbert EttensonFarrar
Mon Nov 11, 196357AManner of speaking.A. H. Drummond, Jr.Farrar
Thu Apr 25, 196368AStyle of expression.UnknownFarrar
Thu Dec 28, 196111DAccepted phrase.UnknownFarrar
Thu Aug 17, 19612DCommon usage.Louise EarnestFarrar
Thu May 28, 195917AAccepted phrase.Geraldine KingFarrar
Wed Dec 31, 195818ADialect of a region.UnknownFarrar
Fri Jun 20, 195811DAccepted phrase or expression.Walter BlumFarrar
Sun Dec 29, 195774DTongue or dialect.Charles CrossFarrar
Thu Dec 12, 19575DLanguage or dialect.UnknownFarrar
Fri Nov 16, 195660ADialect of a region.Isaac KertFarrar
Fri Sep 21, 195628DCharacteristic speech.Roberta MorseFarrar
Tue Jul 3, 195611DDialect.Walt ClarkFarrar
Tue Dec 13, 195526DTurn of speech.UnknownFarrar
Sun Apr 24, 195553DTurn of speech.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Mon Apr 18, 19555DA turn of speech.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Thu Feb 24, 195534ADialect.UnknownFarrar
Mon Aug 9, 195455AColloquialism.Ellsworth SmithFarrar
Mon Mar 23, 195345DVernacular turn.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Sun Feb 15, 195355D“How are you?” for instance.Sergei TilartFarrar
Sat Oct 18, 195229AColloquialism.UnknownFarrar
Thu Jul 31, 195212DItem of the vernacular.UnknownFarrar
Sun Mar 2, 195216DCharacteristic expression.Louis BaronFarrar
Tue Jan 23, 195114AVernacular.UnknownFarrar
Sun Nov 28, 194828ATongue.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Sun Jul 11, 194814DLocal speech.Elizabeth PattersonFarrar
Sun Oct 4, 194218DPeculiarity of speech.Sam LevineFarrar