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161 results for IRONY

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

DateGridClueAuthor
Tue Feb 7, 201710DTwisted humor (2)Finn Vigeland
Fri Nov 4, 201617AWord from the Greek for "feigned ignorance"David Steinberg
Mon May 2, 201664ARobbery at a police station, e.g.Paula Gamache
Sun Apr 10, 201698DChoking on a Life Saver, e.g.Randolph Ross
Sun May 24, 201555DFirehouse catching fire, e.g.Kevin G. Der
Mon Feb 25, 201365ALiterary device much used by O. HenryAngela Olson Halsted
Thu Jun 17, 201061ASophocles skillCorey Rubin
Mon Feb 15, 201018DLiterary twistLynn Lempel
Sun Nov 29, 2009100DIt may be dramaticWill Nediger
Fri Nov 13, 200914AIt's not to be taken literallyDana Motley
Tue Mar 10, 200935DO. Henry literary deviceThomas Takaro
Thu Dec 18, 200815AIt may be tragicMichael Vuolo
Thu Mar 23, 200615AStinging surpriseEthan Cooper
Mon Sep 15, 200331DLiterary device (2)Sheldon Benardo
Tue Feb 18, 200331DO. Henry specialty (3)Holden Baker
Mon Feb 3, 200331DTwisted humor (2)Sheldon Benardo
Tue Nov 26, 200264AO. Henry deviceAlan Arbesfeld
Wed Sep 18, 200213DOverused humor techniqueDavid J. Kahn
Thu May 23, 200228DSwiftian deviceJohn Underwood
Mon Oct 29, 200118A15-Across with a twistRichard Hughes
Thu Jun 28, 200158AMuch-misunderstood writingAlan Arbesfeld
Sun Jul 9, 200072A"Gulliver's Travels" featureManny Nosowsky
Mon Apr 10, 20002DHumor with a twistEd Early
Sun Mar 19, 200060AO. Henry specialty (3)Greg Staples
Sat Jan 15, 200051DIt may feature a twistMatt Gaffney
Sun Sep 12, 1999103DOften-missed humor (2)Nancy Scandrett Ross
Tue Jul 27, 199952DSlice of wry?Alfio Micci
Mon Jul 6, 199825DCertain humorSheldon Benardo
Tue May 26, 19986DOften-missed humor (2)Jonathan Schmalzbach
Sun Apr 12, 199812AO. Henry specialty (3)Randolph Ross
Sun Jan 25, 199844D"The Gift of the Magi" featureDave Tuller
Tue Nov 18, 199740ANonliteral humorPeter Gordon
Tue May 27, 199725DHumor not for dummiesStephanie Spadaccini
Wed Aug 28, 199644DLiterary device (2)F. Heaney
Sun Jun 30, 199673DO. Henry techniqueR. Norris
Fri Dec 29, 199530AIncongruousnessJeff Herrington
Tue Jul 5, 199463ASubtle 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
Mon Oct 18, 199351DSatirist's toolSidney L. RobbinsTaub
Sun Nov 1, 199296ASubtle sarcasmCaroline G. FitzgeraldMaleska
Sun May 24, 199252DWit of a sortBernice GordonMaleska
Sat Sep 28, 199123ADramatic deviceLouis SabinMaleska
Sun Dec 23, 199078AFerricJohn M. SamsonMaleska
Sun Jun 10, 199060ASatiric twistAlfio MicciMaleska
Fri Feb 9, 199016AWry humorBert RosenfieldMaleska
Tue Jul 4, 198952DSubtle sarcasmDale O. BurgenerMaleska
Sun Jun 25, 198942DLiterary deviceJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Thu May 18, 198964ASubtle sarcasmBetty JorgensenMaleska
Tue Apr 18, 198951DSatiric witWhittenMaleska
Sun Feb 12, 198992DFerruginousJune A. BoggsMaleska
Tue Sep 22, 198744ASubtle satireFrances HansenMaleska
Mon Jul 20, 198762AForte of O. HenryArthur M. WhelanMaleska
Sun Sep 28, 198645DFerricD. JonesMaleska
Sun Aug 31, 198677DSwift's forteFrances HansenMaleska
Thu Aug 28, 198618DSardonic literary styleJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Sat Mar 8, 198614AFerrousPatterson PeppleMaleska
Sun Jul 7, 198542DSubtle sarcasmRichard SilvestriMaleska
Mon Dec 24, 19845ADramatic deviceLouis SabinMaleska
Sun Oct 14, 198475DSatiric twistBarbara Lunder GillisMaleska
Sun Sep 2, 198480DO. Henry's favorite deviceWarren W. ReichMaleska
Sat Aug 18, 198428DSarcasm of a sortPeter G. SnowMaleska
Fri Jun 1, 198422AFerrousSam Bellotto, Jr.Maleska
Sun Sep 11, 1983121ADissimulation of a sortAlfio MicciMaleska
Sun Jul 17, 198387AO. Henry deviceTap OsbornMaleska
Mon Apr 19, 198212DO. Henry's pet deviceNancy McCarthyMaleska
Sun Mar 14, 198294AAsteismFletcher IngallsMaleska
Sun Oct 25, 198179DLiterary deviceNancy A. WoodMaleska
Wed Jul 8, 198146DLight sarcasmEli WesoffMaleska
Sun Apr 26, 198111DLiterary deviceWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Sat Apr 25, 19812DLiterary deviceWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Tue Mar 10, 198115ASatiric twistMartha J. DeWittMaleska
Sun Feb 15, 198161ASardonic form of humorJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Thu Nov 20, 198025DLiterary deviceWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Sun Sep 21, 198058DSpeaker's deviceLouis BaronMaleska
Tue Jun 10, 198029DType of witBernice GordonMaleska
Wed Mar 12, 198024DLiterary deviceHassingerMaleska
Tue Jun 5, 197937ASocratic ___ (pretended ignorance)ButlerMaleska
Wed Apr 18, 197926DSatiric twistDaughdrilleMaleska
Sun Jul 3, 197778ASubtle sarcasmAnne FoxMaleska
Wed Jun 15, 197721AMockery of a sortBeverly J. SewardMaleska
Mon Apr 18, 197723DSubtle sarcasmTap OsbornMaleska
Wed Jan 12, 197734ASardonic writingEli WesoffWeng
Sun Jan 2, 1977117DLiterary formJ. A. FelkerWeng
Thu Jul 15, 197618ASarcasmEileen DalyWeng
Tue Sep 30, 197551DSarcasmMartha J. DeWittWeng
Sun Aug 17, 197576ASardonic writingNorton RhoadesWeng
Sun Dec 15, 19748DRidiculeElmer ToroWeng
Sun Nov 18, 197355ALight sarcasmEugene T. MaleskaWeng
Sun Sep 24, 197274DGentle sarcasmGeorge Rose SmithWeng
Tue Sep 12, 197234DBitter humorUnknownWeng
Sun Jul 2, 197269DDissimulationAnne FoxWeng
Thu Mar 9, 197218DType of witUnknownWeng
Thu Jan 20, 19728DSardonic writingUnknownWeng
Sun Apr 11, 197154ALiterary deviceWilliam LutwiniakWeng
Mon Feb 8, 197143AKind of writingUnknownWeng
Tue Jul 7, 197058DSarcasmUnknownWeng
Tue May 26, 197028DSocratic approachUnknownWeng
Thu Aug 28, 196956AIncongruity.UnknownWeng
Tue Aug 12, 196929DType of writing.UnknownWeng
Tue May 13, 196929DSardonic humor.UnknownWeng
Sun May 5, 196889DDiscomforting wit.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Sun Apr 2, 196744DLiterary device.A. J. SantoraFarrar
Thu Jan 26, 196719DWry humor.Helen FasuloFarrar
Tue Oct 11, 196638ALiterary feature.UnknownFarrar
Mon Jul 25, 196615AForm of humor.UnknownFarrar
Sun Jul 17, 196664DSarcasm.Diana SessionsFarrar
Sun Jul 3, 196675DWit of a sort.William LutwiniakFarrar
Mon May 9, 196628DForm of ridicule.UnknownFarrar
Fri Feb 4, 196651DOne form of humor.UnknownFarrar
Tue Jan 25, 19662DFeature of some writing.UnknownFarrar
Sun Jan 9, 19662DType of wit.William LutwiniakFarrar
Fri Oct 30, 196431DLiterary device.UnknownFarrar
Wed Sep 23, 196416ASubtle sarcasm.UnknownFarrar
Fri Sep 4, 196427DTwist of fate.Louise EarnestFarrar
Fri May 8, 196462AWriter's mode of expression.UnknownFarrar
Sun Oct 27, 196327ASocratic ___.A. H. Drummond Jr.Farrar
Mon Sep 30, 196310DLiterary method.Arthur SchulmanFarrar
Sun Sep 8, 196361DHumor of a sort.W. E. JonesFarrar
Mon Jul 8, 196335DWry sort of humor.UnknownFarrar
Sat Mar 23, 196323ASwift's specialty.George LaczkoFarrar
Mon Jun 4, 196227DWriter's device.H. L. RisteenFarrar
Thu Apr 26, 196227DDramatic factor.A. H. Drummond, Jr.Farrar
Mon Jan 15, 196246DDevice of Socrates.Jean ReedFarrar
Sun Sep 10, 196167DSarcasm.A. J. SantoraFarrar
Thu Jun 15, 196139ALiterary device.UnknownFarrar
Sat Feb 4, 196118DDevice used by writers.UnknownFarrar
Mon Jul 18, 196055ASatire.UnknownFarrar
Tue Jan 20, 195937ASarcasm.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Tue Dec 9, 195863AA figure of speech.Herbert EttensonFarrar
Thu Dec 4, 195849DMethod of humorous expression.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Wed Oct 29, 195831ASarcasm.Herbert EttensonFarrar
Fri Mar 21, 195811DType of humor.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Sun Feb 16, 195863ALiterary weapon.Arthur LewisFarrar
Mon Jan 13, 19582DMethod of humorous expression.Helen DelparFarrar
Mon May 27, 195719DWry humor.Helen FasuloFarrar
Tue Mar 12, 195715AFigure of speech.H. L. RisteenFarrar
Mon Dec 31, 19566DRidicule.Helen BernardFarrar
Mon Dec 3, 195629DDramatic figure of speech.Louis SabinFarrar
Wed Oct 17, 195642AMethod of humorous expression.Joseph LaFauciFarrar
Tue Sep 4, 19566DMethod of humorous expression.Helen FasuloFarrar
Mon Sep 3, 195626DFeature of Orwell's style.UnknownFarrar
Sat Mar 10, 195643DFigure of speech.UnknownFarrar
Sat Oct 29, 195528DSatirist's tool.Mel TaubFarrar
Fri Sep 30, 19554DSwift's forte.UnknownFarrar
Tue Sep 20, 195519AFigure of speech.Madeline CorseFarrar
Sun May 29, 195558DType of humor.Harold T. BersFarrar
Wed Apr 6, 195529ASatire.Diana SessionsFarrar
Mon Feb 22, 195425DFate's wry twist.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Tue Apr 14, 195310DFigure of speech employed in ridicule.UnknownFarrar
Wed Feb 4, 19536DA form of wry humor.UnknownFarrar
Mon Dec 29, 195231AOutcome of events contrary to what was expected.UnknownFarrar
Mon Aug 11, 19523DA state of affairs the reverse of what was expected.UnknownFarrar
Tue Mar 11, 195240AKind of sarcasm.UnknownFarrar
Thu Jan 17, 195232DJonathan Swift's stylistic weapon.UnknownFarrar
Mon Jan 8, 195152DSarcasm.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Sun May 9, 19486DDissimulation.Willard N. JordanFarrar
Sun May 25, 194753DA sort of ridicule.P. J. LamannaFarrar
Sun Apr 15, 194589DSarcasm.Lester KeeneFarrar