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233 results for LEAD

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

Monday, September 11, 201753APb, to chemistsErik Agard and Paolo Pasco
Tuesday, May 9, 201719AMain rolePeter A. Collins
Monday, July 18, 201639DPb, to a chemistJacob Stulberg
Monday, December 28, 201524DShow the way (3)Zhouqin Burnikel
Monday, December 7, 201510AIt blocks Superman's X-ray visionJason Mueller
Tuesday, October 20, 201537AModern paint no-noSam Buchbinder
Thursday, August 13, 201530DHeavy metal (2)Jim Hilger
Thursday, August 6, 201552DWith 42-Down, literally, control completelyGary Cee
Friday, July 17, 201542ADancer Fred Astaire, to AdelePaolo Pasco
Sunday, February 22, 201512DRadiation shield materialPatrick Berry
Monday, October 22, 20124AStarring role (5)Joel Fagliano
Thursday, June 28, 201262APeriod for preparationElizabeth C. Gorski
Saturday, April 7, 201213DFat partRobert H. Wolfe
Tuesday, March 20, 201234ADetective's aidWill Nediger
Thursday, January 26, 201218DAlchemy materialAlan Arbesfeld
Friday, December 3, 201013ASleuth's questMatt Ginsberg
Friday, August 27, 201046DWith 34-Across, slag furnace inputCorey Rubin
Tuesday, August 10, 20101AMale ballroom dancer, traditionallyPeter A. Collins
Monday, September 14, 200946AX-ray vision blocker (4)Bernice Gordon
Thursday, April 23, 20091AStarring role (5)Steve Dobis
Monday, April 6, 200967APb, in chemistryDustin Foley
Thursday, September 11, 200810DDetective's need (3)Caleb Madison
Friday, October 5, 200731AChiefLynn Lempel
Sunday, November 19, 200651DAid for a detectiveTony Orbach
Wednesday, January 18, 200641AEssential for an investigatorSheldon Benardo
Wednesday, August 10, 20051DGalena extractKurt Mengel and Jan-Michele Gianette
Tuesday, June 21, 200510DShow the way (3)Nancy Kavanaugh
Wednesday, May 4, 200518D__ poisoningVictor Fleming
Thursday, April 7, 200568AOne lap, maybe, in a racePatrick Merrell
Monday, March 21, 200565AWhat a detective followsMike Torch
Thursday, December 30, 200415ATipKyle Mahowald
Wednesday, December 15, 200410DExtraction from galena oreZach Jesse
Monday, November 29, 200458DShow the way (3)Kendall Twigg and Nancy Salomon
Monday, September 20, 20044DStarring role (5)A. J. Santora
Monday, September 13, 200417AMetal that Superman can't see throughJay Giess
Thursday, May 6, 200443ADetective’s need (3)Kevan Choset
Monday, March 22, 200458DIts symbol is PbKyle Mahowald
Monday, December 1, 200324AMake the first moves, in dancingJohn Greenman
Wednesday, November 12, 20031AHelp for a sales repAlan Arbesfeld
Friday, October 3, 200310DGet aheadManny Nosowsky
Monday, March 10, 200353AGuideGail Grabowski
Tuesday, February 18, 200340DHeavy metal (2)Holden Baker
Wednesday, September 18, 200254DX-ray blockerDavid J. Kahn
Wednesday, August 28, 200248AStarring role (5)Mel Taub
Tuesday, March 5, 200229DOne of two ballroom dancersMarjorie Richter
Wednesday, January 9, 200253DFront-runner's edgeSusan Harrington Smith
Tuesday, July 24, 200121DSinker materialGayle Dean
Sunday, April 29, 200112DOne of a pair of dancersElizabeth C. Gorski
Tuesday, November 28, 200039AX-ray vision blocker (4)Richard Hughes
Saturday, September 16, 200044ANot back upRobert H. Wolfe
Wednesday, July 19, 200055DHindrance for Superman (2)Philip Lew
Sunday, May 21, 200098APewter componentMatt Gaffney
Sunday, February 27, 200032ABig partHarvey Estes
Sunday, March 21, 199996DDetective's need (3)Lloyd E. Pollet
Sunday, November 1, 1998100DBest partRobert Malinow
Monday, July 20, 199847APencil fillerMary E. Brindamour
Thursday, April 9, 199833AHelpful informationBetty Jorgensen
Wednesday, March 25, 199851AActor's goalGene Newman
Wednesday, January 28, 19987DKind of balloonMark Gottlieb
Sunday, January 25, 199877DOne of a ballroom coupleDave Tuller
Monday, September 8, 199723APencil's innardsRobert Goldberg
Monday, September 30, 199619APb, elementally speakingF. Piscop
Friday, August 30, 199611DKind of storyA. J. Santora
Thursday, August 22, 199622DStarR. Norris
Monday, April 29, 199652DConduct (2)S. L. Robbins
Monday, March 25, 199659DX-ray vision blocker (4)F. & L. Sabin
Wednesday, January 17, 199655DBe the bellwetherL. Sidway
Monday, October 23, 199553AConduct (2)Sidney L. Robbins
Sunday, September 17, 199546AGuide on the dance floorStanley Newman
Monday, December 5, 199439DStarring role (5)Sidney L. Robbins
Monday, November 14, 199464AX-ray vision blocker (4)Sidney L. Robbins
Sunday, May 29, 199423DHindrance for Superman (2)Janet R. Bender
Sunday, April 3, 199430AHot clueErnie Furtado
Wednesday, February 16, 199454AProblem for SupermanJohn Greenman

6 results for LEAD from Variety puzzles.

June 7, 2015panda45AStarring role that's a problem for SupermanMark Diehl
October 21, 2007diagramless44AMain roleCraig Kasper and Todd McClary
February 8, 2004acrosticRStart of a trickEmily Cox & Henry Rathvon
June 16, 2002acrosticTPlumbumEmily Cox & Henry Rathvon
June 24, 2001diagramless24ASolder componentPeter Gordon
November 14, 1999diagramless29DBarbershopper who sings the melodyPatrick Berry

153 results for LEAD from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

Monday, August 2, 199341AMajor roleSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Thursday, January 21, 199313DPrized roleEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Sunday, April 26, 19927DTipErnie FurtadoMaleska
Thursday, November 14, 199123DBridge movePatterson PeppleMaleska
Wednesday, November 13, 199168APrincipalNancy JolineMaleska
Monday, October 14, 199111DConductBarbara J. WeakleyMaleska
Saturday, October 12, 199136AGuideEli WesoffMaleska
Friday, September 6, 199123AGraphitePatricia A. CevaalMaleska
Monday, May 6, 19913DVanguardRichard SilvestriMaleska
Wednesday, February 27, 19911AGray elementPeggy DevlinMaleska
Sunday, November 25, 19901AVanHarold B. CountsMaleska
Wednesday, May 9, 199012DSet the paceNancy JolineMaleska
Monday, February 12, 199044ADirectEvelyn BenshoofMaleska
Saturday, December 30, 19891DPlumbumChristy RidleyMaleska
Thursday, December 21, 19891APbErnst TheimerMaleska
Saturday, November 11, 198958AConductFrances HansenMaleska
Saturday, August 19, 198931DPrized rolePatterson PeppleMaleska
Wednesday, January 25, 198918DCommon pollutantRhonda KrausMaleska
Saturday, November 5, 198869APlumbumS. E. WilkinsonMaleska
Sunday, September 18, 198818DGraphiteJohn M. SamsonMaleska
Wednesday, August 24, 198812DBe in first placeSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Tuesday, August 11, 198762DPlumbumEvelyn BenshoofMaleska
Tuesday, December 23, 198643AOpen a card gameChristopher SherwoodMaleska
Monday, December 22, 198662ASinker materialJames R. BurnsMaleska
Saturday, October 25, 198669AUsherNancy JolineMaleska
Monday, August 18, 198616AGuideEvelyn BenshoofMaleska
Friday, July 25, 198643ASet the paceGeorge MadridMaleska
Monday, April 21, 198660AConductSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Thursday, February 27, 198660AConductEli WesoffMaleska
Monday, October 7, 198534DConductElaine GeorgeMaleska
Monday, May 20, 198555DShow the wayBitoniMaleska
Wednesday, November 14, 198413DPlumbumJohn H. HalesMaleska
Tuesday, October 16, 198453A___ off (begin)Stanley B. WhittenMaleska
Sunday, May 27, 198474AHead startErnst T. TheimerMaleska
Wednesday, May 23, 198452DPlumbumBambyMaleska
Tuesday, March 27, 19845AHeavy elementMichael J. ParrisMaleska
Sunday, November 13, 198384APlumbumDiana SessionsMaleska
Sunday, February 20, 1983139AAn elementMaurice J. TeitelbaumMaleska
Sunday, November 28, 198279DPlumbumWarren W. ReichMaleska
Sunday, August 1, 198248AGuideJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Friday, April 16, 198239DPlumbumAlbert L. MisenkoMaleska
Wednesday, February 17, 198216DPbBette Sue CohenMaleska
Monday, October 5, 198158ATake chargeEmory H. CainMaleska
Wednesday, September 2, 198129DConductBernice GordonMaleska
Friday, July 31, 198152ADesired roleNancy McCarthyMaleska
Thursday, June 25, 198130DSet the paceEdward J. BucklerMaleska
Sunday, May 31, 198150DPlumbumRichard SilvestriMaleska
Wednesday, May 6, 198126DGraphiteJean J. DavisonMaleska
Wednesday, April 1, 19811APlumbumErnst TheimerMaleska
Tuesday, January 27, 198123DMr. Shoemaker's goalChristopher SherwoodMaleska
Monday, June 30, 198050ANews story openerLouis SabinMaleska
Thursday, February 7, 19801AWith 5 and 38 Across, pious N.Y.C. tot's pleaC. J. AngioMaleska
Wednesday, December 26, 197961A"___, Kindly Light"Joy L. WoukMaleska
Thursday, December 20, 197953DUsherRaymond F. EisnerMaleska
Monday, August 27, 197919AConductMeunierMaleska
Friday, June 22, 197954DTop job for VincentRussellMaleska
Monday, August 7, 197833AStarring roleGrace FabbroniMaleska
Sunday, July 9, 1978112ASet the paceHerb L. RisteenMaleska
Saturday, July 8, 197833APlumbumMartha J. DeWittMaleska
Thursday, June 22, 197819DBridge player's decisionWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Thursday, May 25, 197836DShow the wayHallie & Gerald ParsonsMaleska
Thursday, November 20, 197554DTake the reinsBeverly J. SewardWeng
Thursday, June 5, 197516AStar partMartha J. DeWittWeng
Saturday, May 10, 197563AClueRaymond F. EisnerWeng
Friday, October 18, 197432DToy-soldier materialRaymond F. EisnerWeng
Wednesday, December 19, 197348AIndicationUnknownWeng
Saturday, September 15, 197349DSymbol of heavinessUnknownWeng
Tuesday, May 15, 197340A"___ us not . . . "UnknownWeng
Tuesday, January 16, 197364DKind of balloonUnknownWeng
Wednesday, December 20, 197251APencil powerUnknownWeng
Wednesday, November 15, 197269AKind of pencilUnknownWeng
Saturday, July 1, 197216APart of a pencilUnknownWeng
Thursday, April 27, 19726APlay the first cardUnknownWeng
Saturday, December 4, 197150ALeashUnknownWeng
Sunday, October 10, 197194DStart a handHume R. CraftWeng
Sunday, July 18, 197157AMetalAnthony MorseWeng
Thursday, July 8, 197136ADirectUnknownWeng
Monday, June 14, 19719A___-pipe cinchUnknownWeng
Saturday, October 17, 19709AGuideUnknownWeng
Thursday, September 17, 19701APart of a news storyUnknownWeng
Thursday, April 23, 19708DSymbol of heavinessUnknownWeng
Thursday, December 4, 196960DExample.UnknownWeng
Thursday, September 25, 196920DRole.UnknownWeng
Friday, September 5, 196955DSymbol of heaviness.UnknownWeng
Monday, April 21, 196913DGo ahead.UnknownWeng
Thursday, April 3, 196936DSymbol of heaviness.UnknownWeng
Saturday, November 16, 196859AExample.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, August 27, 196868AGuide.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, July 6, 196836APlumbum.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, March 16, 196814DPace the field.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, September 28, 196736DStar part.Helen FasuloFarrar
Wednesday, September 20, 196738ABe in the van.Rachel F. BakerFarrar
Saturday, September 2, 196742APrecedence.Arthur S. HeiserFarrar
Friday, August 12, 196660AConduct.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, July 20, 196623AMetal.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, June 16, 196664ABridge play.UnknownFarrar
Monday, December 6, 196554DDirect.UnknownFarrar
Friday, September 24, 196540AGuide.UnknownFarrar
Monday, July 26, 19656DFront place.UnknownFarrar
Friday, July 9, 196534AX-ray shielding.UnknownFarrar
Monday, April 12, 19657DPart in 1 Across.UnknownFarrar
Monday, March 29, 19651APb.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, January 16, 196556DConduct.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, October 17, 196450APlummet.UnknownFarrar
Monday, November 4, 196333AMetal.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Monday, January 14, 196317AStarring role.Helen FasuloFarrar
Monday, October 22, 196210AFirst place.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, June 27, 196253DExcel.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Thursday, March 29, 196214AExample.Ed Vander NootFarrar
Sunday, March 25, 196257AElement.Mary GrowFarrar
Friday, September 30, 196057AIntroduction to a news story.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, August 21, 19607DConduct.W. E. JonesFarrar
Sunday, May 22, 196030AConduct.Tom MixonFarrar
Wednesday, March 2, 196065ATake the initiative.UnknownFarrar
Friday, November 27, 195958DConduct.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, August 4, 195953DSalesman's prospect.Elizabeth PattersonFarrar
Tuesday, March 3, 195968APlumbum.Charles AllenFarrar
Wednesday, December 10, 19583DPlumbum.H. L. RisteenFarrar
Monday, July 14, 19585AConduct.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, May 18, 195812DClue.A. H. Drummond Jr.Farrar
Monday, March 17, 195836APart of pewter.Arthur SchulmanFarrar
Monday, November 11, 195737AGraphite.UnknownFarrar
Monday, April 1, 19577DImportant part.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, October 16, 195629AStar part.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Wednesday, August 1, 195666AForemost position.S. A. KayFarrar
Monday, July 9, 195654DDirect.UnknownFarrar
Friday, April 6, 195637AStar role.Mary M. ClarkFarrar
Friday, February 17, 19568DHit first, in boxing.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Tuesday, October 18, 195530AFirst place.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, October 16, 1955136ATake charge.Charles BaronFarrar
Tuesday, June 28, 195530AHave charge of.Sidney LambertFarrar
Monday, January 10, 195574ASounding weight.Edward HubertFarrar
Tuesday, December 21, 195410DStellar part.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Thursday, December 9, 195458APlumbum.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, October 16, 19544DOpen.Thomas J. VarnerFarrar
Saturday, July 10, 19545APlumbum.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Wednesday, February 24, 195445AStarring role.Eugene MaleskaFarrar
Monday, November 9, 195349DProduct of Montana.Dorothy E. SmithFarrar
Sunday, January 11, 1953136D4th from the longest and strongest.Albert CarrollFarrar
Sunday, December 21, 195288DGraphite.Harold T. BersFarrar
Wednesday, October 1, 195243DPrincipal part in a play.UnknownFarrar
Friday, March 28, 195220DPilot.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, February 26, 19527DProduct of galena.S. A. KayFarrar
Tuesday, November 20, 195160AFirst paragraph.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, September 4, 195115AThe Dodgers hold it.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, July 29, 195145DIngredient of pewter.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Sunday, May 6, 195150DProduct of Missouri.Willard N. JordanFarrar
Saturday, February 17, 195114DGraphite.James NesiFarrar
Saturday, January 27, 195146AConduct.Leonard GoldbergFarrar
Friday, October 13, 195033DIts ore is galena.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, September 27, 195040AGraphite.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, October 20, 194698DInduce.W. W. WebsterFarrar
Sunday, June 14, 1942140DGuide.Charles Merz and Arthur Hays SulzbergerFarrar