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188 results for NERD

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

DateGridClueAuthor
Mon Jul 2, 201862AOne probably not with the jocks at the lunch tableEvan Kalish
Wed Mar 21, 201853DPut-down that nowadays may be worn as a badge of honorLaura Braunstein
Sun Oct 29, 201729AGet excited about crosswords, say, with "out"Ross Trudeau
Sun Jun 4, 201786DHomework lover, maybeTom McCoy
Wed Mar 22, 201763DJerry Lewis's "Nutty Professor" was an early example of oneJeffrey Wechsler
Mon Feb 6, 201754DJock's antithesisAndy Hinz
Fri Jan 6, 201722ABrainiac, stereotypicallyJacob Stulberg
Tue Oct 4, 201657DDo 10 crosswords in a row, say, with "out"Sam Buchbinder
Mon Sep 19, 201624ASocially maladroit sortZhouqin Burnikel
Tue Apr 12, 201625DDorkmeisterAlan DerKazarian
Wed Dec 30, 20157DAlmost any character on "The Big Bang Theory"Mary Lou Guizzo and Jeff Chen
Tue Sep 1, 20155DOne scoring 100% on Sporcle quizzes, sayMichael Torch
Tue Jan 13, 201537AGeek (2)Michael Blake
Tue Dec 16, 20143DOne whose favorite website is Sporcle, sayJoel D. Lafargue
Sun Nov 9, 201475AWith 77-Across, when combined into one word, national trivia championship, e.g.Tom McCoy
Thu Nov 6, 201414DFilmdom's Napoleon Dynamite, for oneMatt Ginsberg
Thu Dec 5, 201319DNapoleon Dynamite, e.g.Dan Schoenholz
Wed Nov 27, 201336AHardly Mr. Cool (4)Jules P. Markey
Wed Nov 20, 201330AStereotypical MensanPeter A. Collins
Tue Nov 12, 201326DMathlete, stereotypically (2)Mike Doran
Tue Aug 27, 201363AWeenieJacob McDermott
Sun Jul 28, 201387DBookworm, maybeAndrew Reynolds
Sat Jul 13, 20135DPi Day celebrant, perhapsByron Walden
Mon Jun 3, 201330DStereotypical techieJohn Lampkin
Thu May 2, 201335DSwot : Britain :: ___ : AmericaJosh Knapp
Sun Mar 31, 201363ABrainy person, and proud of itCaleb Madison
Wed Dec 12, 201230DSquare figurePeter A. Collins
Mon Nov 5, 201222DUnlikely prom king (4)Andrea Carla Michaels
Tue Sep 11, 201264AUnlikely prom king (4)Kenneth Leeser
Mon Aug 6, 201270AUncool sort (5)Lynn Lempel
Thu Jun 14, 201263DDweeb (10)Tracy Gray
Wed Oct 12, 201127APoindexter typeGary Cee
Thu Oct 6, 201140DLover of brain gamesAlan Arbesfeld
Tue Oct 4, 201157DAnyone who can speak Klingon, e.g.Dan Feyer
Sun Sep 25, 201116DQuiz bowl lover, sayPaul Hunsberger
Thu Aug 18, 201163ACreature in Dr. Seuss's "If I Ran the Zoo"Kevan Choset
Fri Apr 8, 201151AUnlikely prom king (4)Joe Krozel
Fri Mar 11, 20118DSquare type (2)Martin Ashwood-Smith
Tue Nov 30, 201013DDweeby sortKristian House
Sat Nov 13, 201040AMany a character on "The Big Bang Theory"Mark Diehl
Fri May 7, 201048AHigh-school put-downTyler Hinman
Sat Apr 17, 201023DOne who might celebrate Pi DayTim Croce
Tue Apr 13, 20106DDorky sortAlex Boisvert
Sun Mar 21, 201013DBrainiac's put-downAdam Fromm
Tue Jul 7, 200932DJock's counterpartLynn Lempel
Sat Nov 29, 200854DSquare type (2)Barry C. Silk
Fri Oct 3, 200856DSquare (4)Harvey Estes
Mon Sep 15, 200838DGuy with his nose always stuck in a bookSharon E. Petersen
Tue Jul 15, 200857DGeek (2)Leonard Williams
Tue Nov 27, 20074DSocial misfit (3)Julie Ann Bowling
Fri Aug 10, 200732ABully's target, maybePatrick Berry
Thu Jul 12, 200713DUnlikely party animalMichael Shteyman
Tue Jun 12, 200737D"Happy Days" put-downJonathan Gersch
Thu May 17, 200748AStudious sort, and proud of itAlan Arbesfeld
Wed May 2, 200724AGeeky guyRichard Silvestri
Sun Dec 10, 200667DEggheady sort (2)David J. Kahn
Sat May 6, 200621DWhom a bully may bullyJames E. Buell
Mon Nov 21, 200570AOverly bookish sort (2)Wesley Johnson
Wed Oct 12, 200572AUncool sort (5)Paul Guttormsson
Tue Oct 4, 200530DEncyclopedia reader from A to Z, sayBarry C. Silk
Sun Jul 31, 200566DMathlete, stereotypically (2)Mark Feldman
Mon Jun 6, 20054DDweeb (10)Raymond Hamel
Tue May 24, 200562AUncool sort (5)Mike Torch
Sun Mar 20, 200570DUnlikely prom king (4)Patrick Berry
Wed Mar 9, 200547AGeeky sort (2)Rob Richardson
Wed Dec 1, 200450DHardly Mr. Cool (4)Roy Leban
Mon Nov 29, 200469AGeeky sort (2)Kendall Twigg and Nancy Salomon
Sun Oct 24, 200441DTypical Rick Moranis film rolePatrick Berry
Sat Sep 4, 200424ASocial bunglerPatrick Berry
Tue May 11, 200456DOne who’s unhipLee Glickstein and Nancy Salomon
Tue Feb 17, 20047DDork (2)Bob Frank and Nancy Salomon
Thu Oct 9, 200343DSquare (4)Alan Arbesfeld
Mon Jul 14, 200357DDweeb (10)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Mon Sep 16, 200261ASocially challenged person (2)Roy Leban
Tue Aug 20, 200234ASocial misfit (3)Bob Peoples
Fri May 17, 200259AComputer ___ (2)Joe DiPietro
Sun Mar 10, 2002114ADoofusNelson Hardy
Sun Dec 9, 2001113DBully's prey, traditionallyCathy Millhauser
Mon Nov 26, 200147AUnhip personBette Sue Cohen
Sat Jul 14, 200129ARole in many teen flicksDavid J. Kahn
Mon Dec 11, 200031DDweeb (10)Myles Callum
Mon Nov 20, 20007DDweeb (10)Randall J. Hartman
Fri Nov 10, 200047DUnpopular sortBob Klahn
Thu Oct 5, 200058DBully's prey, oftenCathy Millhauser
Tue Jun 6, 20002DDoofus-y sortAlan Arbesfeld
Mon Jun 5, 200040ADweeb (10)William A. Ballard
Thu May 11, 200013DDateless sortPeter Abide
Mon May 1, 200013DMr. UncoolGregory E. Paul
Sun Jan 30, 200066DSquare (4)Peter Gordon
Sun Nov 21, 199997APropeller-headPatrick D. Berry
Sun Oct 24, 199910AUnlikely class presidentNancy Salomon
Sun Aug 8, 199942ASocially challenged person (2)Brendan Emmett Quigley
Thu Jul 22, 19995DUnlikely candidate for prom king (2)M. Preston Sherwood
Tue May 18, 199931DUnlikely candidate for prom king (2)Cynthia Joy Higgins
Mon May 17, 199920APerson who gets picked onEthan Cooper
Sun May 16, 1999176AComputer ___ (2)Nancy Nicholson Joline
Tue Apr 20, 199933DInternet addict, perhapsElizabeth C. Gorski
Sun Apr 18, 199938DOne who isn't inFrank Longo
Tue Apr 13, 199928DUncool sort (5)Fred Piscop
Mon Apr 5, 199913DDilbert, e.g.Gregory E. Paul
Wed Mar 3, 199929AOverly brainy sortRich Norris
Fri Feb 26, 199950AThis may be hard to dateMartin Ashwood-Smith
Mon Jan 18, 199937DOne who's socially cluelessFrederick T. Buhler
Mon Jan 4, 199913DUncool oneGregory E. Paul
Tue Nov 3, 199864AHardly Mr. Cool (4)Ed Early
Sun Oct 18, 199817DHardly a hipsterDavid J. Kahn
Sun Sep 27, 199817DSocial misfit (3)Randolph Ross
Mon Sep 7, 199871ABrainy, socially inept sortGregory E. Paul
Mon Jul 6, 199857DUncool sort (5)Sheldon Benardo
Wed May 27, 199838DDisappointing date, maybeMark Elliot Skolsky
Wed Mar 18, 199865DBookwormSusan Smith
Wed Feb 11, 199861AOverly bookish sort (2)Nancy S. Ross
Mon Oct 27, 199737ADweeb (10)Mark Gottlieb
Sun Oct 12, 199783ADweeb (10)Nancy Salomon
Tue Jul 1, 199731DTaped eyeglasses wearerFred Piscop
Sun Jun 29, 199748DSquare (4)David J. Kahn
Thu Apr 17, 199711DSquare, updatedSusan Smith
Tue Mar 25, 199717AOne socially challengedBrendan Emmett Quigley
Mon Feb 3, 199735AEggheady sort (2)M. E. Brindamour
Tue Dec 19, 199521DDork (2)Marie Heller
Fri Sep 15, 199513DTeen outcastMatt Gaffney
Thu Jun 8, 199551DDweeb (10)Chuck Deodene
Mon Apr 3, 199512DUncool fellowRandall J. Hartman
Sat Jan 28, 199528AOne who's not in (2)Randolph Ross
Mon Jan 16, 199514AOne who's socially challengedWalter Covell
Thu Nov 3, 199465ADweeb (10)Cathy Millhauser
Fri Oct 14, 199441DOne who's not in (2)Bob Sefick
Mon Oct 10, 199469AHardly Mr. Cool (4)Wayne Robert Williams
Sun Apr 24, 1994103ACommon butt of jokesLouis Sabin
Mon Dec 6, 199311DWonk, maybePeter Gordon

5 results for NERD from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
May 11, 2014diagramless62AWonky typeFred Piscop
Jan 5, 2014diagramless57ARevenge seeker in a 1984 comedyFred Piscop
Aug 21, 2011panda52DAny dr., at heartMel Taub
May 15, 2011cryptic12AStudious sort encountered in dinner dance (4)Don Manley
Nov 30, 1997diagramless67ASquare oneFred Piscop

53 results for NERD from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Fri Nov 19, 19936DModern squareBryant WhiteTaub
Wed Nov 3, 199329DTwerpDaniel GirardiTaub
Mon Jul 19, 199319ATwerp's cousinMichael S. MaurerMaleska
Mon Jul 5, 199339A"The ___," 1987 Shue playJean J. DavisonMaleska
Mon Mar 8, 19933DContemporary dull oneJoy L. WoukMaleska
Thu Oct 15, 199230DDweebNorma SteinbergMaleska
Fri Apr 3, 199261DJerkAlfio MicciMaleska
Mon Feb 17, 199260DBoreWilson McBeathMaleska
Sun Nov 10, 199152DUncool collegianCharles M. DeberMaleska
Sun Sep 1, 199195DWimp's cousinFrances HansenMaleska
Sat Jun 29, 199152ADripKevin BoyleMaleska
Thu Jan 24, 199128D"The ___," Shue playBetty JorgensenMaleska
Sun Jan 20, 1991122ATwerp's cousinBernard MerenMaleska
Wed Nov 7, 199027DTwerp's cousinLois SidwayMaleska
Mon Oct 15, 199030DJerkRichard SilvestriMaleska
Sat Jul 28, 199035ADull guyJesse RoarkeMaleska
Tue Jul 17, 199036DTwerp's cousinLois SidwayMaleska
Wed Jul 11, 199059DSimp of a sortBetty JorgensenMaleska
Tue May 1, 199058DDorkMichael A. RampinoMaleska
Fri Apr 20, 199024DDorkBernice GordonMaleska
Sun Oct 29, 198995AWimp's cousinAlfio MicciMaleska
Tue Oct 10, 198956DJerkLouis SabinMaleska
Thu Aug 31, 198912DLunkheadLouis SabinMaleska
Wed Jul 12, 198944AOafJeffrey A. MercerMaleska
Tue May 23, 198964ADrip's cousinEileen LexauMaleska
Wed May 3, 198962AClodhopper's cousinKenneth WitteMaleska
Thu Apr 27, 19897DIneffectual personKathryn RighterMaleska
Wed Mar 15, 198943ATwerpMartha J. DeWittMaleska
Tue Nov 8, 198813DWimp's cousinLouis SabinMaleska
Wed Sep 14, 198863AWimp's cousinMelvin KenworthyMaleska
Tue Mar 1, 198838ATwerp's next of kinMary M. MurdochMaleska
Mon Feb 8, 198859DWimp's cousinErnie FurtadoMaleska
Tue Jan 12, 198862DTwerp's cousinJeanne WilsonMaleska
Mon May 18, 198726ATwerp or jerkEvelyn BenshoofMaleska
Tue Feb 17, 198770AWimp's cousinSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Sun Nov 9, 198696AWimp's cousinRobert H. WolfeMaleska
Sun Aug 31, 198686AWimp's cousinFrances HansenMaleska
Wed Aug 20, 198622DA real dripDale O. BurgenerMaleska
Wed Jun 18, 198669AWimp's cousinPatterson PeppleMaleska
Fri Mar 7, 198653ASchlemielS. E. WilkinsonMaleska
Sun Nov 24, 198542ADullard, in spadesCaroline G. FitzgeraldMaleska
Sun Oct 27, 1985124AWimp's cousinWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Thu May 9, 198531ATwerpHarold B. CountsMaleska
Sun May 5, 198574ATwerpFrances HansenMaleska
Wed Apr 17, 198562AJerkShirley SolowayMaleska
Tue Feb 12, 198541DA jerkGayle DeanMaleska
Wed Oct 10, 198458AJerkLois SidwayMaleska
Sun Jul 1, 198486ADoltRobert H. WolfeMaleska
Sat Apr 14, 198460AWimpDaniel GirardiMaleska
Sun Apr 3, 198396ADull oneJohn M. SamsonMaleska
Sun Oct 24, 19827DJerkFrances HansenMaleska
Thu Apr 22, 198235DLout: SlangEli WesoffMaleska
Sun Apr 11, 1982128AJerkStanley GlassMaleska