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60 results for LITERAL

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

Thursday, August 14, 201410DLike some interpretations (2)Jason Flinn
Sunday, July 13, 201495DStrictTom McCoy
Sunday, April 29, 2012120ALike some interpretations (2)Tracy Gray
Thursday, November 26, 200941DVerbatim (4)Paula Gamache
Saturday, February 21, 200911DCompletely straightforwardMike Nothnagel and Byron Walden
Monday, August 27, 200741DWithout metaphorSteven Ginzburg
Sunday, October 2, 200549ALike some translationsRandolph Ross
Sunday, March 27, 2005117ANot exaggeratedCon Pederson
Saturday, July 14, 200119APreciseDavid J. Kahn
Sunday, October 1, 2000121AExactNancy Nicholson Joline
Sunday, February 21, 199987AVerbatim (4)Fred Piscop
Sunday, October 6, 199662DLike some meaningsR. Max Hopkins
Sunday, April 2, 199552DVerbatim (4)Norman S. Wizer
Saturday, April 30, 199446AVerbatim (4)Wayne Robert Williams
Friday, February 4, 199426DNot looseJoe Clonick

2 results for LITERAL from Variety puzzles.

October 25, 2015panda11DExact tallierMel Taub
April 15, 2001panda50AReply to Pacino's "What's 1.057 quarts?"Mel Taub

43 results for LITERAL from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

Monday, October 1, 199047AVerbatimWilliam BaxleyMaleska
Sunday, May 14, 1989111DActualCharles M. DeberMaleska
Friday, September 16, 198815AProsaicRhonda KrausMaleska
Saturday, April 18, 198741DVerbatimDorothea E. ShippMaleska
Sunday, February 1, 198777DMatter-of-factFrances HansenMaleska
Monday, October 7, 198549AFar from figurativeElaine GeorgeMaleska
Sunday, April 21, 198540AWord-for-wordEdward MarcheseMaleska
Monday, October 29, 19847DVerbatimHoslerMaleska
Saturday, July 30, 198342ATo the letterJulian OchrymowychMaleska
Monday, January 21, 198042DNot figurativeBrumbauchMaleska
Tuesday, October 23, 197942DWord-for-wordKathryn RighterMaleska
Thursday, October 31, 197443DMatter-of-factGeorge LaczkoWeng
Saturday, December 9, 19723DNot exaggeratedUnknownWeng
Tuesday, October 12, 197136DLike some translationsUnknownWeng
Thursday, March 11, 197116ANot exaggeratedUnknownWeng
Monday, December 23, 196810DWord-for-word.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, August 15, 196816AVerbatim.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, June 24, 196737DWord-for-word.Joseph LaFauciFarrar
Sunday, April 9, 196715DProsaic.William A. Lewis, Jr.Farrar
Friday, March 4, 19669DProsaic.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, April 25, 196437DVerbatim.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, October 10, 196325DTo the letter.William A. Lewis, Jr.Farrar
Thursday, May 23, 196351ATrue to fact.UnknownFarrar
Monday, April 8, 196347DNot figurative.UnknownFarrar
Friday, November 16, 196240AMatter-of-fact.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, February 12, 196136AWord for word.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Monday, July 25, 196014AMatter-of-fact.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, December 2, 195918ATrue to fact.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, September 5, 195937AAs opposed to figurative.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, December 4, 195844AMatter-of-fact.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Sunday, March 16, 19583DProsaic.W. E. JonesFarrar
Thursday, December 12, 195738DTrue to the fact.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, January 20, 195736DWord for word.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Saturday, July 23, 19557DUnimaginative.Marion MoeserFarrar
Friday, June 24, 195535AMatter-of-fact.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Thursday, November 27, 19523DMatter-of-fact.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, August 24, 195249AUnimaginative.Evelyn SmithFarrar
Monday, December 10, 195143DMatter-of-fact.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, December 12, 19483DExact.Harold P. FurthFarrar
Sunday, July 28, 194690DFollowing the exact words.A. H. CookFarrar
Sunday, July 9, 194486DWritten.L. K. PetersFarrar
Sunday, November 29, 19423DMatter-of-fact.Willard N. JordanFarrar
Sunday, April 5, 194223AExact.J. C. DoesburgFarrar