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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.

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

6 results for LEAD from Variety puzzles.

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

153 results for LEAD from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

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