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162 results for IRONY

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

DateGridClueAuthor
36ASwift qualityJoon Pahk
10DTwisted humor (2)Finn Vigeland
17AWord from the Greek for "feigned ignorance"David Steinberg
64ARobbery at a police station, e.g.Paula Gamache
98DChoking on a Life Saver, e.g.Randolph Ross
55DFirehouse catching fire, e.g.Kevin G. Der
65ALiterary device much used by O. HenryAngela Olson Halsted
61ASophocles skillCorey Rubin
18DLiterary twistLynn Lempel
100DIt may be dramaticWill Nediger
14AIt's not to be taken literallyDana Motley
35DO. Henry literary deviceThomas Takaro
15AIt may be tragicMichael Vuolo
15AStinging surpriseEthan Cooper
31DLiterary device (2)Sheldon Benardo
31DO. Henry specialty (3)Holden Baker
31DTwisted humor (2)Sheldon Benardo
64AO. Henry deviceAlan Arbesfeld
13DOverused humor techniqueDavid J. Kahn
28DSwiftian deviceJohn Underwood
18A15-Across with a twistRichard Hughes
58AMuch-misunderstood writingAlan Arbesfeld
72A"Gulliver's Travels" featureManny Nosowsky
2DHumor with a twistEd Early
60AO. Henry specialty (3)Greg Staples
51DIt may feature a twistMatt Gaffney
103DOften-missed humor (2)Nancy Scandrett Ross
52DSlice of wry?Alfio Micci
25DCertain humorSheldon Benardo
6DOften-missed humor (2)Jonathan Schmalzbach
12AO. Henry specialty (3)Randolph Ross
44D"The Gift of the Magi" featureDave Tuller
40ANonliteral humorPeter Gordon
25DHumor not for dummiesStephanie Spadaccini
44DLiterary device (2)F. Heaney
73DO. Henry techniqueR. Norris
30AIncongruousnessJeff Herrington
63ASubtle twistRaymond Hamel

4 results for IRONY from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
Sep 2, 2018acrosticIOpposite of sincerity, in a senseEmily Cox & Henry Rathvon
Dec 15, 2013acrosticBA teetotaler being named Boozer, sayEmily Cox & Henry Rathvon
Nov 15, 2009diagramless25A"The Gift of the Magi" deviceFred Piscop
Nov 26, 2000diagramless16DMuch-used modern effectPeter Gordon

120 results for IRONY from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
51DSatirist's toolSidney L. RobbinsTaub
96ASubtle sarcasmCaroline G. FitzgeraldMaleska
52DWit of a sortBernice GordonMaleska
23ADramatic deviceLouis SabinMaleska
78AFerricJohn M. SamsonMaleska
60ASatiric twistAlfio MicciMaleska
16AWry humorBert RosenfieldMaleska
52DSubtle sarcasmDale O. BurgenerMaleska
42DLiterary deviceJeanette K. BrillMaleska
64ASubtle sarcasmBetty JorgensenMaleska
51DSatiric witWhittenMaleska
92DFerruginousJune A. BoggsMaleska
44ASubtle satireFrances HansenMaleska
62AForte of O. HenryArthur M. WhelanMaleska
45DFerricD. JonesMaleska
77DSwift's forteFrances HansenMaleska
18DSardonic literary styleJeanette K. BrillMaleska
14AFerrousPatterson PeppleMaleska
42DSubtle sarcasmRichard SilvestriMaleska
5ADramatic deviceLouis SabinMaleska
75DSatiric twistBarbara Lunder GillisMaleska
80DO. Henry's favorite deviceWarren W. ReichMaleska
28DSarcasm of a sortPeter G. SnowMaleska
22AFerrousSam Bellotto, Jr.Maleska
121ADissimulation of a sortAlfio MicciMaleska
87AO. Henry deviceTap OsbornMaleska
12DO. Henry's pet deviceNancy McCarthyMaleska
94AAsteismFletcher IngallsMaleska
79DLiterary deviceNancy A. WoodMaleska
46DLight sarcasmEli WesoffMaleska
11DLiterary deviceWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
2DLiterary deviceWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
15ASatiric twistMartha J. DeWittMaleska
61ASardonic form of humorJeanette K. BrillMaleska
25DLiterary deviceWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
58DSpeaker's deviceLouis BaronMaleska
29DType of witBernice GordonMaleska
24DLiterary deviceHassingerMaleska
37ASocratic ___ (pretended ignorance)ButlerMaleska
26DSatiric twistDaughdrilleMaleska
78ASubtle sarcasmAnne FoxMaleska
21AMockery of a sortBeverly J. SewardMaleska
23DSubtle sarcasmTap OsbornMaleska
34ASardonic writingEli WesoffWeng
117DLiterary formJ. A. FelkerWeng
18ASarcasmEileen DalyWeng
51DSarcasmMartha J. DeWittWeng
76ASardonic writingNorton RhoadesWeng
8DRidiculeElmer ToroWeng
55ALight sarcasmEugene T. MaleskaWeng
74DGentle sarcasmGeorge Rose SmithWeng
34DBitter humorUnknownWeng
69DDissimulationAnne FoxWeng
18DType of witUnknownWeng
8DSardonic writingUnknownWeng
54ALiterary deviceWilliam LutwiniakWeng
43AKind of writingUnknownWeng
58DSarcasmUnknownWeng
28DSocratic approachUnknownWeng
56AIncongruity.UnknownWeng
29DType of writing.UnknownWeng
29DSardonic humor.UnknownWeng
89DDiscomforting wit.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
44DLiterary device.A. J. SantoraFarrar
19DWry humor.Helen FasuloFarrar
38ALiterary feature.UnknownFarrar
15AForm of humor.UnknownFarrar
64DSarcasm.Diana SessionsFarrar
75DWit of a sort.William LutwiniakFarrar
28DForm of ridicule.UnknownFarrar
51DOne form of humor.UnknownFarrar
2DFeature of some writing.UnknownFarrar
2DType of wit.William LutwiniakFarrar
31DLiterary device.UnknownFarrar
16ASubtle sarcasm.UnknownFarrar
27DTwist of fate.Louise EarnestFarrar
62AWriter’s mode of expression.UnknownFarrar
27ASocratic ___.A. H. Drummond Jr.Farrar
10DLiterary method.Arthur SchulmanFarrar
61DHumor of a sort.W. E. JonesFarrar
35DWry sort of humor.UnknownFarrar
23ASwift's specialty.George LaczkoFarrar
27DWriter's device.H. L. RisteenFarrar
27DDramatic factor.A. H. Drummond, Jr.Farrar
46DDevice of Socrates.Jean ReedFarrar
67DSarcasm.A. J. SantoraFarrar
39ALiterary device.UnknownFarrar
18DDevice used by writers.UnknownFarrar
55ASatire.UnknownFarrar
37ASarcasm.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
63AA figure of speech.Herbert EttensonFarrar
49DMethod of humorous expression.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
31ASarcasm.Herbert EttensonFarrar
11DType of humor.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
63ALiterary weapon.Arthur LewisFarrar
2DMethod of humorous expression.Helen DelparFarrar
19DWry humor.Helen FasuloFarrar
15AFigure of speech.H. L. RisteenFarrar
6DRidicule.Helen BernardFarrar
29DDramatic figure of speech.Louis SabinFarrar
42AMethod of humorous expression.Joseph LaFauciFarrar
6DMethod of humorous expression.Helen FasuloFarrar
26DFeature of Orwell's style.UnknownFarrar
43DFigure of speech.UnknownFarrar
28DSatirist's tool.Mel TaubFarrar
4DSwift's forte.UnknownFarrar
19AFigure of speech.Madeline CorseFarrar
58DType of humor.Harold T. BersFarrar
29ASatire.Diana SessionsFarrar
25DFate's wry twist.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
10DFigure of speech employed in ridicule.UnknownFarrar
6DA form of wry humor.UnknownFarrar
31AOutcome of events contrary to what was expected.UnknownFarrar
3DA state of affairs the reverse of what was expected.UnknownFarrar
40AKind of sarcasm.UnknownFarrar
32DJonathan Swift's stylistic weapon.UnknownFarrar
52DSarcasm.Thomas MeekinFarrar
6DDissimulation.Willard N. JordanFarrar
53DA sort of ridicule.P. J. LamannaFarrar
89DSarcasm.Lester KeeneFarrar