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160 results for IRONY

37 Shortz Era entries found. Click any date for context. Repeated clues show (number of Shortz Era occurrences).
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Tuesday, February 7, 201710DTwisted humor (2)Finn Vigeland
Friday, November 4, 201617AWord from the Greek for "feigned ignorance"David Steinberg
Monday, May 2, 201664ARobbery at a police station, e.g.Paula Gamache
Sunday, April 10, 201698DChoking on a Life Saver, e.g.Randolph Ross
Sunday, May 24, 201555DFirehouse catching fire, e.g.Kevin G. Der
Monday, February 25, 201365ALiterary device much used by O. HenryAngela Olson Halsted
Thursday, June 17, 201061ASophocles skillCorey Rubin
Monday, February 15, 201018DLiterary twistLynn Lempel
Sunday, November 29, 2009100DIt may be dramaticWill Nediger
Friday, November 13, 200914AIt's not to be taken literallyDana Motley
Tuesday, March 10, 200935DO. Henry literary deviceThomas Takaro
Thursday, December 18, 200815AIt may be tragicMichael Vuolo
Thursday, March 23, 200615AStinging surpriseEthan Cooper
Monday, September 15, 200331DLiterary device (2)Sheldon Benardo
Tuesday, February 18, 200331DO. Henry specialty (3)Holden Baker
Monday, February 3, 200331DTwisted humor (2)Sheldon Benardo
Tuesday, November 26, 200264AO. Henry deviceAlan Arbesfeld
Wednesday, September 18, 200213DOverused humor techniqueDavid J. Kahn
Thursday, May 23, 200228DSwiftian deviceJohn Underwood
Monday, October 29, 200118A15-Across with a twistRichard Hughes
Thursday, June 28, 200158AMuch-misunderstood writingAlan Arbesfeld
Sunday, July 9, 200072A"Gulliver's Travels" featureManny Nosowsky
Monday, April 10, 20002DHumor with a twistEd Early
Sunday, March 19, 200060AO. Henry specialty (3)Greg Staples
Saturday, January 15, 200051DIt may feature a twistMatt Gaffney
Sunday, September 12, 1999103DOften-missed humor (2)Nancy Scandrett Ross
Tuesday, July 27, 199952DSlice of wry?Alfio Micci
Monday, July 6, 199825DCertain humorSheldon Benardo
Tuesday, May 26, 19986DOften-missed humor (2)Jonathan Schmalzbach
Sunday, April 12, 199812AO. Henry specialty (3)Randolph Ross
Sunday, January 25, 199844D"The Gift of the Magi" featureDave Tuller
Tuesday, November 18, 199740ANonliteral humorPeter Gordon
Tuesday, May 27, 199725DHumor not for dummiesStephanie Spadaccini
Wednesday, August 28, 199644DLiterary device (2)F. Heaney
Sunday, June 30, 199673DO. Henry techniqueR. Norris
Friday, December 29, 199530AIncongruousnessJeff Herrington
Tuesday, July 5, 199463ASubtle twistRaymond Hamel

3 results for IRONY from Variety puzzles.

December 15, 2013acrosticBA teetotaler being named Boozer, sayEmily Cox & Henry Rathvon
November 15, 2009diagramless25A"The Gift of the Magi" deviceFred Piscop
November 26, 2000diagramless16DMuch-used modern effectPeter Gordon

120 results for IRONY from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

Monday, October 18, 199351DSatirist's toolSidney L. RobbinsTaub
Sunday, November 1, 199296ASubtle sarcasmCaroline G. FitzgeraldMaleska
Sunday, May 24, 199252DWit of a sortBernice GordonMaleska
Saturday, September 28, 199123ADramatic deviceLouis SabinMaleska
Sunday, December 23, 199078AFerricJohn M. SamsonMaleska
Sunday, June 10, 199060ASatiric twistAlfio MicciMaleska
Friday, February 9, 199016AWry humorBert RosenfieldMaleska
Tuesday, July 4, 198952DSubtle sarcasmDale O. BurgenerMaleska
Sunday, June 25, 198942DLiterary deviceJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Thursday, May 18, 198964ASubtle sarcasmBetty JorgensenMaleska
Tuesday, April 18, 198951DSatiric witWhittenMaleska
Sunday, February 12, 198992DFerruginousJune A. BoggsMaleska
Tuesday, September 22, 198744ASubtle satireFrances HansenMaleska
Monday, July 20, 198762AForte of O. HenryArthur M. WhelanMaleska
Sunday, September 28, 198645DFerricD. JonesMaleska
Sunday, August 31, 198677DSwift's forteFrances HansenMaleska
Thursday, August 28, 198618DSardonic literary styleJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Saturday, March 8, 198614AFerrousPatterson PeppleMaleska
Sunday, July 7, 198542DSubtle sarcasmRichard SilvestriMaleska
Monday, December 24, 19845ADramatic deviceLouis SabinMaleska
Sunday, October 14, 198475DSatiric twistBarbara Lunder GillisMaleska
Sunday, September 2, 198480DO. Henry's favorite deviceWarren W. ReichMaleska
Saturday, August 18, 198428DSarcasm of a sortPeter G. SnowMaleska
Friday, June 1, 198422AFerrousSam Bellotto, Jr.Maleska
Sunday, September 11, 1983121ADissimulation of a sortAlfio MicciMaleska
Sunday, July 17, 198387AO. Henry deviceTap OsbornMaleska
Monday, April 19, 198212DO. Henry's pet deviceNancy McCarthyMaleska
Sunday, March 14, 198294AAsteismFletcher IngallsMaleska
Sunday, October 25, 198179DLiterary deviceNancy A. WoodMaleska
Wednesday, July 8, 198146DLight sarcasmEli WesoffMaleska
Sunday, April 26, 198111DLiterary deviceWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Saturday, April 25, 19812DLiterary deviceWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Tuesday, March 10, 198115ASatiric twistMartha J. DeWittMaleska
Sunday, February 15, 198161ASardonic form of humorJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Thursday, November 20, 198025DLiterary deviceWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Sunday, September 21, 198058DSpeaker's deviceLouis BaronMaleska
Tuesday, June 10, 198029DType of witBernice GordonMaleska
Wednesday, March 12, 198024DLiterary deviceHassingerMaleska
Tuesday, June 5, 197937ASocratic ___ (pretended ignorance)ButlerMaleska
Wednesday, April 18, 197926DSatiric twistDaughdrilleMaleska
Sunday, July 3, 197778ASubtle sarcasmAnne FoxMaleska
Wednesday, June 15, 197721AMockery of a sortBeverly J. SewardMaleska
Monday, April 18, 197723DSubtle sarcasmTap OsbornMaleska
Wednesday, January 12, 197734ASardonic writingEli WesoffWeng
Sunday, January 2, 1977117DLiterary formJ. A. FelkerWeng
Thursday, July 15, 197618ASarcasmEileen DalyWeng
Tuesday, September 30, 197551DSarcasmMartha J. DeWittWeng
Sunday, August 17, 197576ASardonic writingNorton RhoadesWeng
Sunday, December 15, 19748DRidiculeElmer ToroWeng
Sunday, November 18, 197355ALight sarcasmEugene T. MaleskaWeng
Sunday, September 24, 197274DGentle sarcasmGeorge Rose SmithWeng
Tuesday, September 12, 197234DBitter humorUnknownWeng
Sunday, July 2, 197269DDissimulationAnne FoxWeng
Thursday, March 9, 197218DType of witUnknownWeng
Thursday, January 20, 19728DSardonic writingUnknownWeng
Sunday, April 11, 197154ALiterary deviceWilliam LutwiniakWeng
Monday, February 8, 197143AKind of writingUnknownWeng
Tuesday, July 7, 197058DSarcasmUnknownWeng
Tuesday, May 26, 197028DSocratic approachUnknownWeng
Thursday, August 28, 196956AIncongruity.UnknownWeng
Tuesday, August 12, 196929DType of writing.UnknownWeng
Tuesday, May 13, 196929DSardonic humor.UnknownWeng
Sunday, May 5, 196889DDiscomforting wit.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Sunday, April 2, 196744DLiterary device.A. J. SantoraFarrar
Thursday, January 26, 196719DWry humor.Helen FasuloFarrar
Tuesday, October 11, 196638ALiterary feature.UnknownFarrar
Monday, July 25, 196615AForm of humor.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, July 17, 196664DSarcasm.Diana SessionsFarrar
Sunday, July 3, 196675DWit of a sort.William LutwiniakFarrar
Monday, May 9, 196628DForm of ridicule.UnknownFarrar
Friday, February 4, 196651DOne form of humor.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, January 25, 19662DFeature of some writing.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, January 9, 19662DType of wit.William LutwiniakFarrar
Friday, October 30, 196431DLiterary device.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, September 23, 196416ASubtle sarcasm.UnknownFarrar
Friday, September 4, 196427DTwist of fate.Louise EarnestFarrar
Friday, May 8, 196462AWriter's mode of expression.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, October 27, 196327ASocratic ___.A. H. Drummond Jr.Farrar
Monday, September 30, 196310DLiterary method.Arthur SchulmanFarrar
Sunday, September 8, 196361DHumor of a sort.W. E. JonesFarrar
Monday, July 8, 196335DWry sort of humor.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, March 23, 196323ASwift's specialty.George LaczkoFarrar
Monday, June 4, 196227DWriter's device.H. L. RisteenFarrar
Thursday, April 26, 196227DDramatic factor.A. H. Drummond, Jr.Farrar
Monday, January 15, 196246DDevice of Socrates.Jean ReedFarrar
Sunday, September 10, 196167DSarcasm.A. J. SantoraFarrar
Thursday, June 15, 196139ALiterary device.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, February 4, 196118DDevice used by writers.UnknownFarrar
Monday, July 18, 196055ASatire.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, January 20, 195937ASarcasm.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Tuesday, December 9, 195863AA figure of speech.Herbert EttensonFarrar
Thursday, December 4, 195849DMethod of humorous expression.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Wednesday, October 29, 195831ASarcasm.Herbert EttensonFarrar
Friday, March 21, 195811DType of humor.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Sunday, February 16, 195863ALiterary weapon.Arthur LewisFarrar
Monday, January 13, 19582DMethod of humorous expression.Helen DelparFarrar
Monday, May 27, 195719DWry humor.Helen FasuloFarrar
Tuesday, March 12, 195715AFigure of speech.H. L. RisteenFarrar
Monday, December 31, 19566DRidicule.Helen BernardFarrar
Monday, December 3, 195629DDramatic figure of speech.Louis SabinFarrar
Wednesday, October 17, 195642AMethod of humorous expression.Joseph LaFauciFarrar
Tuesday, September 4, 19566DMethod of humorous expression.Helen FasuloFarrar
Monday, September 3, 195626DFeature of Orwell's style.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, March 10, 195643DFigure of speech.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, October 29, 195528DSatirist's tool.Mel TaubFarrar
Friday, September 30, 19554DSwift's forte.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, September 20, 195519AFigure of speech.Madeline CorseFarrar
Sunday, May 29, 195558DType of humor.Harold T. BersFarrar
Wednesday, April 6, 195529ASatire.Diana SessionsFarrar
Monday, February 22, 195425DFate's wry twist.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Tuesday, April 14, 195310DFigure of speech employed in ridicule.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, February 4, 19536DA form of wry humor.UnknownFarrar
Monday, December 29, 195231AOutcome of events contrary to what was expected.UnknownFarrar
Monday, August 11, 19523DA state of affairs the reverse of what was expected.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, March 11, 195240AKind of sarcasm.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, January 17, 195232DJonathan Swift's stylistic weapon.UnknownFarrar
Monday, January 8, 195152DSarcasm.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Sunday, May 9, 19486DDissimulation.Willard N. JordanFarrar
Sunday, May 25, 194753DA sort of ridicule.P. J. LamannaFarrar
Sunday, April 15, 194589DSarcasm.Lester KeeneFarrar