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290 results for NAIL

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

DateGridClueAuthor
Fri Oct 27, 201761APolish placeDavid Steinberg
Mon Aug 28, 201727DExecute perfectly, as a routineDan Margolis
Wed Aug 23, 201757ADo flawlesslyJoe Kidd
Tue Apr 11, 201752DIt gets hit on the head (3)Zachary Spitz and Diane Roseman
Mon Mar 27, 201737APull off perfectlyTom McCoy
Sun Nov 13, 201689AGet exactly right (4)Joel Fagliano
Wed Aug 31, 201633DSomething to hit on the headNed White
Sun Jul 3, 201683APolish siteSamuel A. Donaldson
Mon Jun 20, 201660AHammer's target (3)Jason Mueller
Mon Jan 18, 201653DSomething chewed by a nervous personKathy Wienberg
Wed Dec 16, 201515ADo perfectly (6)Paula Gamache
Sun Oct 25, 201595AExecute perfectly (5)Bill Zais
Sat Mar 28, 201528ACatch but good (4)David Steinberg
Fri Jul 25, 201458AOne hit on the headPeter A. Collins
Sun Oct 20, 2013108DSomething to fileElizabeth C. Gorski
Mon Jul 2, 201253DFinger's tipBernice Gordon
Fri Jun 8, 201253ADigital protection (2)Martin Ashwood-Smith
Tue Aug 16, 201115AIt gets hammeredDavid Steinberg
Fri Jul 8, 201137AOne taking a poundingBrendan Emmett Quigley
Sun May 29, 201126AExecute perfectly (5)Jeremy Newton and Tony Orbach
Tue Feb 15, 201140AIt can scratch an itchPaula Gamache
Sun Jul 4, 201033DGet exactly right (4)Patrick Blindauer and Tony Orbach
Sun Jan 31, 201083DGet exactly right (4)Tony Orbach and Andrea Carla Michaels
Sun Jan 17, 201030ASomething an office worker might fileCathy Allis
Wed Jan 14, 200955DAceOliver Hill
Mon Mar 24, 200864AFinger's endDavid J. Kahn
Tue Jan 22, 200815ADo perfectly (6)Adam G. Perl
Thu Jun 14, 20073DPolish localeDonna Hoke Kahwaty
Sun Mar 4, 2007102DGet the goods onRandolph Ross
Sun Feb 4, 200770DIt's right at your fingertipPaul Guttormsson
Thu Nov 23, 200653DPerform perfectlyAri Halpern
Tue Oct 24, 200651AIt may be filedGail Grabowski
Mon Oct 9, 200624DHammer's target (3)Sarah Keller
Wed Sep 13, 200635ACatch red-handed (2)Lee Glickstein and Nancy Salomon
Wed Aug 9, 200664AExecute perfectly (5)Maxwell H. D. Johnson Jr.
Sun Jul 9, 200637AAccomplish flawlesslyPatrick Berry
Wed Nov 2, 200540DPicture holderRandall J. Hartman
Tue Apr 5, 200522DPlace for some polishHarvey Estes
Mon Mar 28, 200559DHammer's target (3)Elizabeth Babikan
Sun Dec 19, 2004104DCatch but good (4)Frances Hansen (1919-2004)
Wed Dec 15, 20044DGet exactly right (4)Zach Jesse
Mon Nov 15, 200421DIt's on the tip of one's fingerAlison Donald
Sun Jul 25, 200482DDo perfectly (6)Brendan Emmett Quigley
Thu Dec 4, 200316AOne with a pounding head?Elizabeth C. Gorski
Fri Sep 5, 200315ACatch but good (4)Manny Nosowsky
Fri Aug 8, 200354DHit hardMyles Callum
Sun Jul 27, 200349DDigital protection (2)Michael Grudzielanek
Fri Dec 21, 200151DDo perfectly (6)William I. Johnston
Sat Dec 8, 200136DCatch, and how!Rich Norris
Wed Dec 27, 200015AExecute perfectly (5)Michael S. Maurer and Bonnie Prystowsky
Tue Apr 11, 200056DIt's at your fingertipNancy Salomon and Sherry O. Blackard
Mon Aug 16, 199957DDo perfectly (6)M. Francis Vuolo
Tue Feb 16, 199957DCatch but good (4)Randy Sowell
Fri Nov 6, 199832DClip-and-file itemBob Klahn
Mon Nov 24, 199726DIt gets hit on the head (3)Alex K. Justin
Wed Sep 10, 199768ATenpenny ___Randall J. Hartman
Mon Jul 21, 199728DIt gets hit on the head (3)Gregory E. Paul
Sat Apr 19, 199730AClinchRich Norris
Sat Apr 5, 199734ADo perfectly (6)Rand H. Burns
Thu Jan 9, 19971ACatch (2)C. Millhauser
Sun Sep 1, 199666AGet but goodD. J. Kahn
Tue Aug 20, 199616AItem filed by a secretary?S. Spadaccini
Mon Mar 4, 199667ACatch (2)S. B. Whitten
Sun Nov 5, 199512DFinalize, with "down"Dean Niles
Sun Oct 22, 1995137DCatch red-handed (2)Matt Gaffney
Sun Oct 15, 199592DExecute perfectly (5)Mel Rosen
Tue Apr 4, 199525DCatch, slangilyDavid J. Kahn
Fri Nov 18, 199465AFasten permanentlyTimothy S. Lewis
Wed Jul 27, 199417DOne that gets hit on the headNancy Joline
Fri Nov 26, 199366ASecure, in a wayNancy A. Corbett

3 results for NAIL from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
Mar 17, 2013diagramless12DCatch red-handedFred Piscop
Jul 26, 2009panda34ANab in L.A.Mel Taub
Sep 23, 2007cryptic21ANothing restricts a claw (4)Daniel Raymon

217 results for NAIL from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Sun Apr 25, 1993104DHammer's targetMichael J. ParrisMaleska
Wed Apr 7, 199355DCatch red-handedGayle DeanMaleska
Tue Mar 23, 199352DKind of file (4)Jim PageMaleska
Sat Dec 12, 199219ACobbler's sparableStanley B. WhittenMaleska
Wed Sep 2, 199216ACaptureWayne Hall-EastmanMaleska
Thu Jul 30, 199243DCatch a crookPeggy DevlinMaleska
Thu Apr 30, 199221AFastenerWilson McBeathMaleska
Tue Apr 21, 199224DManicurist's concernNancy Scandrett RossMaleska
Wed Mar 18, 199234DUnguisWayne EastmanMaleska
Tue Dec 31, 199157DPolish precederJune A. BoggsMaleska
Sun Nov 10, 199175DProverbial kingdom-loserCharles M. DeberMaleska
Thu Jan 3, 199154DCatchAlan ArbesfeldMaleska
Wed Apr 18, 199048AEmery-board targetBetty JorgensenMaleska
Thu Mar 29, 19906DFasten or fastenerPatricia A. CevaalMaleska
Tue Jan 16, 199067ACatch a thiefArthur W. PalmerMaleska
Mon Dec 18, 198948DIt's often hit on the headAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Fri Sep 15, 198922AFastenerRhonda KrausMaleska
Sat Jul 22, 198922A"For want of a ___ . . . "Daniel GirardiMaleska
Mon Mar 20, 198936DBrad or spadSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Wed Mar 15, 198915AFasten firmlyMartha J. DeWittMaleska
Mon Feb 13, 198962ABrad, e.g.Albert J. KlausMaleska
Wed Feb 1, 198912DBrad or spadChristy RidleyMaleska
Mon Nov 7, 198853DIt's often polishedAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Sun Dec 13, 198763DCatch red-handedLouis SabinMaleska
Fri Sep 19, 198620AKind of fileHickmottMaleska
Wed Jul 16, 198618ATooth and ___Jim PageMaleska
Mon Jun 16, 198660ADrive tenpenniesAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Mon Apr 21, 198654DCatch in the actSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Sat Sep 21, 198556DCertain striker's targetLarry GoldhirschMaleska
Mon Sep 16, 198537DDetect and exposeJames R. BurnsMaleska
Mon Aug 5, 198519ASecureJudson G. TrentMaleska
Tue May 21, 198538AFingertip itemShirley SolowayMaleska
Mon May 6, 198552DFinger endingSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Sat Jan 5, 198553DNabKenneth HaxtonMaleska
Sun Oct 21, 198482AItem often filedRichard SilvestriMaleska
Mon Jul 23, 19846AFastenerJames R. BurnsMaleska
Sat Jul 21, 198435DBrad or spadHickmottMaleska
Mon Jul 16, 198441ACatch a crookRhonda KrausMaleska
Sun Apr 22, 198434ADetect and exposeTap OsbornMaleska
Sun Apr 15, 198438ACaptureA. J. SantoraMaleska
Wed Apr 4, 198412DDetect and exposeJohn GreenmanMaleska
Wed Mar 7, 198453DStaple's kinAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Sun Feb 5, 198412DTooth's partnerHenry HookMaleska
Sat Dec 31, 198319ASomething often polishedA. J. SantoraMaleska
Sat Oct 22, 198352DBrad or spadFrances HansenMaleska
Sun Oct 9, 1983106DSpike's relativeLouis BaronMaleska
Sun Aug 14, 1983103DKingdom loser in a refrainPeter SwiftMaleska
Tue Jun 21, 198337ATenpenny, for oneVirginia L. YatesMaleska
Tue Feb 1, 198373ACatchJudson G. TrentMaleska
Thu Dec 9, 198231DSparable, e.g.JonesMaleska
Wed Nov 10, 198259ABrad, e.g.Fred KellerMaleska
Mon Oct 25, 198234DBrad, for oneBob BermanMaleska
Wed Sep 22, 198236DBradJack R. HarnesMaleska
Sun Aug 15, 1982108DCollarLouis BaronMaleska
Mon Mar 8, 198256ANabSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Thu Feb 11, 198255DThis gets hit on the headI. Judah KoolykMaleska
Wed Aug 5, 198153DTenpenny, e.g.Louis SabinMaleska
Thu Jun 18, 198151DFastenerMel RosenMaleska
Fri Mar 27, 198164ASomething to be hit on the headRobert KatzMaleska
Tue Oct 7, 198060ADo carpentry workHerb L. RisteenMaleska
Sun Jun 15, 198067ACatch red-handedTap OsbornMaleska
Thu Dec 20, 197915A___ polishRaymond F. EisnerMaleska
Sun Nov 18, 197959ACobbler's sparableWilliam J. YskampMaleska
Sat Sep 22, 197953DSparable, e.g.William LutwiniakMaleska
Sun Aug 5, 197953AKingdom loserTap OsbornMaleska
Thu Aug 2, 197918DFinger or finishing followerJohnsonMaleska
Wed May 23, 197919ABrad or spadRussellMaleska
Sun May 6, 1979114DBrad or spadAnthony B. CanningMaleska
Sun Feb 11, 1979142ABrad or spadA. J. SantoraMaleska
Thu Jun 15, 197853DBrad or spadWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Sat May 20, 197847ACatch red-handedTap OsbornMaleska
Thu May 11, 197821DBrad or spadMaura B. JacobsonMaleska
Thu Jan 12, 197818ABradRichard SilvestriMaleska
Wed Dec 28, 197753DWord with polish or fileRaymond F. EisnerMaleska
Tue Dec 27, 197723ABrad or spadWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Wed Nov 23, 19779AIts overgrowth is called onychauxisJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Mon Nov 21, 197737DDo carpentry workHerb L. RisteenMaleska
Mon Aug 22, 197737DDo carpentry workHerb L. RisteenMaleska
Sun Jul 17, 197783DBrad or spadAlex F. BlackMaleska
Tue Dec 7, 197629AHammer's targetMarion MoeserWeng
Mon Nov 8, 197646ATooth's partnerJay SpryWeng
Sun Oct 3, 197651DFastenBert RosenfieldWeng
Tue Aug 10, 197628AClawEvelyn BenshoofWeng
Sun Jul 18, 197697A___ down (make final)George Rose SmithWeng
Thu Jul 1, 19767DManicurist's targetPaul R. BarnesWeng
Wed May 5, 197662AShingler's needMcCainWeng
Thu Apr 29, 197616AKind of polishBeverly J. SewardWeng
Thu Apr 1, 197616ACabinetmaker's needHenry HookWeng
Sun Nov 23, 197521AFile or polishTom SheehanWeng
Sat Oct 18, 197523A"For want of a ___ the . . . "Anthony B. CanningWeng
Tue Jun 24, 197558ATooth's partnerVirginia GodwinWeng
Wed May 14, 197555DKind of fileJean J. DavisonWeng
Thu Jan 2, 197524DFastenBert BeamanWeng
Thu Nov 28, 197448DTooth's partnerDorothy CannanWeng
Sat Nov 2, 197419AFastenerDaniel GirardiWeng
Wed Sep 25, 197437AFasten firmlyWilliam LutwiniakWeng
Tue Aug 13, 197448ACatchBert BeamanWeng
Sun Jul 7, 197430DHang or hobEugene T. MaleskaWeng
Sun Feb 10, 1974130DWord with hob or hangJean J. DavisonWeng
Tue Aug 14, 197360AKind of fileUnknownWeng
Sat Aug 4, 197326APin downUnknownWeng
Thu May 24, 197318DHammer and ___UnknownWeng
Thu May 3, 197332DMake fastUnknownWeng
Sat Apr 7, 197353ADo carpenteringUnknownWeng
Wed Jan 17, 197321AKind of fileUnknownWeng
Sun Jun 4, 197277D"For want of a ___"Arnold MossWeng
Fri Dec 10, 19715DBrad or spikeUnknownWeng
Wed Nov 17, 197152DFastenUnknownWeng
Tue Oct 26, 197148DFastenUnknownWeng
Thu Aug 19, 19716DSeizeUnknownWeng
Sat Jul 24, 197143AHardware itemUnknownWeng
Sun May 2, 197154ASpadAlfio MicciWeng
Mon Feb 15, 197134AFastenUnknownWeng
Tue May 26, 197051A"For want of a ___ the shoe is lost"UnknownWeng
Sun Oct 26, 196923AFastenMary M. MurdochWeng
Fri Jul 4, 196920DUnguis.UnknownWeng
Sat Jun 7, 196933DFasten.UnknownWeng
Wed Apr 16, 196934ABrad.UnknownWeng
Sat Jan 18, 196955DBrad or spad.UnknownWeng
Tue Apr 23, 196867ASpike.UnknownFarrar
Wed Jan 3, 196853DSpike.UnknownFarrar
Wed Nov 8, 196745DSecure.UnknownFarrar
Thu Oct 19, 196762DFinger part.UnknownFarrar
Mon Feb 20, 196743ASpad.Samuel K. FliegnerFarrar
Mon Feb 13, 196734ASpike.UnknownFarrar
Sun Dec 18, 19666ACatch.Leonard SussmanFarrar
Sat Dec 17, 196636DSecure.UnknownFarrar
Sat Apr 9, 196615ASecure.UnknownFarrar
Fri Apr 1, 196654DCatch.UnknownFarrar
Fri Dec 10, 196524DOne kind of polish.UnknownFarrar
Wed Jul 7, 196534AFasten.UnknownFarrar
Sun Jun 6, 196562DFasten.Leonard SussmanFarrar
Thu Dec 17, 196447ASpike.UnknownFarrar
Mon Dec 7, 196451DMuch-polished object.UnknownFarrar
Sun Oct 11, 1964108DSpike.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Thu Feb 13, 196453DCompanion of tooth.George LaczkoFarrar
Thu Oct 3, 196337ATenpenny item.Michael DubinFarrar
Wed Sep 25, 196363AHold fast.S. A. KayFarrar
Thu Feb 21, 196361AFasten.Jan and Mike DubinFarrar
Sat Feb 2, 19638DTooth's partner.Lois HillisFarrar
Wed Jan 30, 196321DTack.George LaczkoFarrar
Mon Jan 14, 196319ATooth's partner.Helen FasuloFarrar
Sat Jan 12, 196326DTenpenny item.Leonard SussmanFarrar
Tue Oct 9, 196264ATooth's companion.UnknownFarrar
Sat Sep 8, 196219AAt one's fingertip.UnknownFarrar
Sat Jul 28, 196239DTenpenny.Diana SessionsFarrar
Thu Jun 28, 196237ABrad.Louis SabinFarrar
Wed Apr 25, 196215ACompanion of tooth.S. A. KayFarrar
Mon Apr 16, 196261ATenpenny.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Mon Mar 26, 196254DFix in steady attention.Bernice GordonFarrar
Sun Feb 18, 1962120DClaw.Lois HillisFarrar
Thu Nov 16, 196127AStaple's cousin.UnknownFarrar
Mon Jun 12, 196125DUngula.UnknownFarrar
Thu Nov 17, 196030DRelative of a staple.UnknownFarrar
Fri Sep 9, 196027DSeize: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
Wed Aug 24, 196051DStaple's cousin.UnknownFarrar
Mon Oct 26, 195943AClaw.UnknownFarrar
Mon Mar 2, 195955DStaple's relative.Madeline CorseFarrar
Sat Jan 3, 195915ABrad.UnknownFarrar
Sat Aug 30, 195829DFastener.UnknownFarrar
Tue Jul 29, 195823ACatch: Colloq.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Sat Jun 28, 195855DCapture: Colloq.A. H. Drummond, Jr.Farrar
Mon Jun 23, 195815AFasten firmly.Madeline CorseFarrar
Fri Jun 13, 195813AOn the ___ (immediately).Jules ArensbergFarrar
Tue Apr 15, 195818AOn the ___ (immediately).Sidney LambertFarrar
Mon Mar 24, 195844DFastener.UnknownFarrar
Sun Feb 9, 19585DSeize: Colloq.W. E. JonesFarrar
Fri Jan 17, 195867ACapture: Colloq.Harold T. BersFarrar
Wed Jan 8, 195857DPart of a digit.UnknownFarrar
Tue Sep 3, 195716AOn the ___ (immediately).Jules ArensbergFarrar
Sat Aug 31, 195761AStaple's relative.A. H. Drummond, Jr.Farrar
Thu Aug 22, 195751D___ file.Walt ClarkFarrar
Fri Mar 1, 195721D___ file.S. A. KayFarrar
Thu Sep 13, 195653DOn the ___ (immediately)Edward EarlyFarrar
Sun Aug 5, 195674DClout.H. L. RisteenFarrar
Sun May 20, 195679DSpike.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Thu Feb 16, 195653DSecure.Thomas J. VarnerFarrar
Mon Sep 19, 195561DCapture: Slang.Helen FasuloFarrar
Sat Apr 16, 195515ASpike.UnknownFarrar
Tue Apr 12, 195552ACatch a baserunner.Harold T. BersFarrar
Fri Jan 28, 195530DStud.UnknownFarrar
Thu May 6, 195452A2½ inches.UnknownFarrar
Wed Jan 13, 19549ASpike.Albert CarrollFarrar
Mon Jul 13, 195320DTooth and ___.Bernice GordonFarrar
Wed Jun 24, 195316AFor want of which a kingdom was lost.Israel GitterFarrar
Thu Jun 11, 195355AFasten.George HendersonFarrar
Sun Apr 19, 195333AFasten.Louis BaronFarrar
Thu Feb 12, 195329DCatch; trap.Sidney LambertFarrar
Sat Jan 10, 19539DCatch.Edward BucklerFarrar
Tue Dec 30, 195225ASpike.UnknownFarrar
Sun Dec 21, 1952100APicture hanger.Harold T. BersFarrar
Sat Nov 29, 195237AA stud.UnknownFarrar
Thu Oct 30, 195242DPiece of hardware.UnknownFarrar
Tue Jun 24, 195250DAdjunct of a horseshoe.UnknownFarrar
Mon Jun 16, 195216AA sixpenny or tenpenny.UnknownFarrar
Thu Feb 14, 195248DHorseshoe holder.UnknownFarrar
Wed Jan 9, 195226AUpholsterer's necessity.UnknownFarrar
Fri Jan 4, 195220DWork at carpentering.UnknownFarrar
Fri Nov 9, 195133D2¼ inches.UnknownFarrar
Sun Sep 16, 1951108DPin down.Charles CrossFarrar
Thu Aug 2, 195151DBrad; spike.UnknownFarrar
Sat Feb 3, 195161AProtection for the finger end.Harold T. BersFarrar
Fri Jan 12, 195115AMake secure.S. A. KayFarrar
Sun Dec 17, 1950120AFastener.Ralph AndersonFarrar
Wed Nov 29, 19505D___ polish.UnknownFarrar
Sun Oct 1, 1950102APeg.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Sat Sep 30, 195024AFastener.Ralph AndersonFarrar
Sun Oct 2, 194924DTack.George W. RootFarrar
Sun May 1, 194981ASecure.Edward BucklerFarrar
Sun Oct 17, 1948110AClaw.Louis JenkinsFarrar
Sun Oct 13, 1946115ACatch.Louis BaronFarrar
Sun Mar 17, 194676DBrad.Lewis JenkinsFarrar
Sun Apr 22, 194552DPeg.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Sun May 28, 1944132D2¼ inches.P. J. LamannaFarrar
Sun Feb 27, 194451DFasten.James E. KisnerFarrar
Sun Nov 14, 194379DSecure.P. J. LamannaFarrar
Sun Mar 8, 194243DClinch.Mabel DaggettFarrar