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480 results for NIL

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

DateGridClueAuthor
28AZilch (24)Amanda Chung and Karl Ni
37ANada (8)Timothy Polin
23AZilch (24)David Woolf
24AZero score, in soccerSamuel A. Donaldson and Tracy Gray
73AZippo (8)Brendan Emmett Quigley
70DNothing (17)Erik Agard and Laura Braunstein
30ANothing (17)Timothy Polin
45DIt's nothing, really (3)Michael Shteyman
37DZero, in soccer (4)Ryan Milligan
44DIt's nothing (4)Pawel Fludzinski
47AZero, in soccer scoresPeter Gordon
21DZilch (24)Peter A. Collins
37AIt's nothing, really (3)Mary Lou Guizzo and Jeff Chen
63AZippo (8)Scott Yut
39AZilch (24)Patrick Merrell
12DNothing, in soccerMatthew Sewell
60DZero, in soccer (4)David Woolf
32DBagelDavid Steinberg
63DZero, in a soccer scoreDamon Gulczynski
56DZero (19)Andrew Zhou
61AZilch (24)Peter A. Collins
57DZero, in soccer (4)Will Treece
78AGoose egg (10)Bill Zais
19AZero (19)Julian Lim
111DNo score (2)Joe DiPietro
45AIt's nothing (4)Allan E. Parrish
29DScratch (2)Ned White
36AZippo (8)Patrick Berry
21DIt's nothing in soccerZhouqin Burnikel and Dennis Ryall
59ANothing (17)Kevin Christian and Andrea Carla Michaels
58DBubkes (5)Matt Ginsberg
57DZip (22)Alex Vratsanos
6DNothing (17)Ed Sessa
21AZilch (24)Ian Livengood
30DNothing (17)David J. Kahn
72AIt's nothing at all (3)Brendan Emmett Quigley
97DZilch (24)Dick Shlakman and Jeff Chen
35DZip (22)Tim Croce
24AAughtAlan DerKazarian
4DZip (22)Gary J. Whitehead
70ABupkisJeff Chen
19AZip around a field?Jeff Chen
19DZilch (24)Daniel Raymon
59A0 (3)David Steinberg (16) and Bernice Gordon (99)
47A0 (3)Michael Sharp
30ANada (8)Gayle Dean
42AZip (22)Finn Vigeland
39AZero, in 21-AcrossBarry C. Silk
52ABubkes (5)David Steinberg
3DNaught (4)Ian Livengood
5DNothing at all (4)Patrick Berry
49DGoose egg (10)Tom Pepper
46AZero (19)Freddie Cheng
47DZip (22)Ian Livengood
11DZilch (24)Gregory Philip Butler
6DZero (19)Lynn Lempel
16AGoose egg (10)Alan Arbesfeld
99AForeign football scoreTony Orbach
36DNaught (4)Paula Gamache
38DNothing (17)Joel Fagliano
24AIt means nothing (2)Daniel A. Finan
90DScoreless scorePete Muller
62DZip (22)Oliver Hill and Eliza Bagg
78AZero (19)David J. Kahn
30DNothing (17)James Tuttle
29AOne side of a shutoutPatrick Berry
26AZero (19)Michael Sharp
80ACommon cricket score (2)Randolph Ross
24AZilch (24)Richard Silvestri
23AIt means nothing (2)Paula Gamache
38DGoose egg (10)Xan Vongsathorn
41AZippo (8)Oliver Hill
117DZero (19)Brendan Emmett Quigley
61DNext to ___Doug Peterson
61DZilch (24)Lynn Lempel
7DScratch (2)David Chapus
22AIt's nothing (4)Joe DiPietro
5DGoose egg (10)Alan Arbesfeld
61DZippo (8)Daniel Kantor and Jay Kaskel
16AZilch (24)John Greenman
63DZip (22)Jim Hilger
19AZero (19)Peter A. Collins and Joe Krozel
67AZero, in soccer (4)Anthony J. Salvia
28DNot even a littleAri Halpern
32DZero (19)Patrick John Duggan
60DNonexistent (10)Cathy Millhauser
54DNo score (2)Manny Nosowsky
25ANada (8)Deb Amlen
53AGoose egg (10)David J. Kahn
4DNothing (17)Natan Last
49AUnimpressive scoreMike Shenk
25AZip (22)Paula Gamache
36ANonexistent (10)Patrick Berry
6DNonexistent (10)Ed Early
27ABubkes (5)Tyler Hinman
3DZero (19)Kyle Mahowald
24AZero (19)Steve Salmon
61DNothing that plays a prominent role in this puzzleJoe DiPietro
66DFrequent English football scoreJoe DiPietro
27ANothing (17)Nancy Nicholson Joline
57AZippo (8)Frank Longo
94DLowest scoreJoe DiPietro
3DBubkes (5)Frank Longo
55ACommon soccer scoreBrendan Emmett Quigley
26ANonexistent (10)Bob Peoples
67ANada (8)John Greenman
119DZippo (8)Brendan Emmett Quigley
63DZip (22)Nancy Kavanaugh
53DLacking value (2)Harvey Estes
37ACommon rugby scoreByron Walden
61DNothing (17)Patrick Merrell
48AGoose egg (10)David J. Kahn
19AZero (19)Lee Glickstein and Nancy Salomon
43ACommon cricket score (2)John Underwood
17ANothing at all (4)Fred Piscop
19AZip (22)Steven Kahn
22AZero (19)Norm Guggenbiller
73ANo-show's test scoreBarbara Olson
51DBubkes (5)Bob Klahn
67DNaught (4)Patrick Berry
63DNada (8)Holden Baker
25AZero (19)John Underwood
57DZilch (24)Roy Leban
27AZilch (24)Michael Ashley
36AIt's nothing, really (3)Peter Gordon
4DZip (22)Fred Piscop
29AZip (22)Elizabeth C. Gorski
67DZippo (8)Holden Baker
19ANothing (17)Christina Houlihan
60DZip (22)Joe DiPietro
59DNothing (17)Sarah Keller
44AValuelessGilbert H. Ludwig
56DNonexistent (10)Sherry O. Blackard
6DZero (19)David Bunker
37AZilch (24)Gayle Dean
44ANonexistent (10)Mark Diehl
36DNothing (17)William I. Johnston
54ANothing (17)Norma Steinberg
9DNonexistent (10)Teresa M. Hackett
85ANot a thingRandolph Ross
43DZilch (24)David J. Kahn
22AShutout team's scorePatrick Berry
63ANaught (4)Robert H. Wolfe
25ANada (8)Noah Dephoure
85AZilch (24)Manny Nosowsky
41ANada (8)Joey Crumley
57ANothing at all (4)Brendan Emmett Quigley
41DZip (22)Elizabeth C. Gorski
19ALacking value (2)Rich Norris
44DZilch (24)Adam G. Perl
25ABig fat zeroNancy Salomon
59ANonexistent (10)Nancy Salomon
99ANothing at all (4)Manny Nosowsky
26AGoose egg (10)Daniel R. Stark
39AZilch (24)Gregory E. Paul
59DZip (22)Randall J. Hartman
27DGoose egg (10)Martin Ashwood-Smith
59AIt's nothing (4)Kelly Clark
20AZero (19)Ed Pegg Jr.
3DNothing (17)Mark Moldowsky
106DNada (8)Richard Silvestri
63ANonexistent (10)Merl Reagle
105ALess than diddlyNancy Joline and Peg Conner
56A0 (3)Christopher Hurt
46AZip (22)Randolph Ross
37ANonexistent (10)Harvey Estes
74AZip (22)Robert H. Wolfe
60DZilch (24)Ed Early
40ANothing (17)Eileen Lexau
76DGoose egg (10)Bryant White
20ANothing (17)A. D. Cover
25DZip (22)F. Heaney
24AZip (22)R. Norris
40AZero (19)S. L. Robbins
12DZilch (24)Cathy Millhauser
83AZilch (24)Fran & Lou Sabin
76DZilch (24)Bob Klahn
40DZero (19)Sidney L. Robbins
32DIt's nothing at all (3)Manny Nosowsky
39AZip (22)Randolph Ross
23AZero (19)Mary Derderian Brown
33AZilch (24)Sidney L. Robbins
52DZip (22)Mark Diehl
26AZip (22)Harvey Estes
143DLess than 142 DownTrip Payne
31AIt's nothing at all (3)Manny Nosowsky

3 results for NIL from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
Jun 4, 2006diagramless54ANothingBrendan Emmett Quigley
Jan 18, 2004panda43AEllen and I get nothingMel Taub
Sep 7, 1997diagramless41DValuelessFrank Longo

291 results for NIL from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
93A0Jeanette K. BrillTaub
19DZeroNancy Scandrett RossMaleska
27A0Kevin BoyleMaleska
60DNaughtAlfio MicciMaleska
25ANothingAlbert J. KlausMaleska
30DNothingMichael A. RampinoMaleska
58DNaughtWalter CovellMaleska
49ANothingMartha J. DeWittMaleska
34DZilchNorma SteinbergMaleska
42AZeroArthur S. VerdescaMaleska
89AZeroSally CoyleMaleska
61ANothingWilson McBeathMaleska
8DZilchTap OsbornMaleska
63AZilchJesse RoarkeMaleska
40DZilchMichael A. RampinoMaleska
45ANothingKenneth WitteMaleska
79ANothingMichael J. ParrisMaleska
56AZilchEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
33AZeroRalph G. BeamanMaleska
37DNothingJoy L. WoukMaleska
40ANothingWilson McBeathMaleska
31DZilchGloria EvansMaleska
62ANaughtNancy JolineMaleska
7DNothingMargaret W. HuskeyMaleska
60DZipA. J. SantoraMaleska
28AZipRonnie K. AllenMaleska
41AAughtErnst TheimerMaleska
8DNothingSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
108ACarpentry needDonald V. Lee IIMaleska
30ANadaNorma SteinbergMaleska
54DZilchNorma SteinbergMaleska
29DNothingAlbert J. KlausMaleska
8DZipLouis SabinMaleska
8DNothingKay SullivanMaleska
39ANothingArthur S. VerdescaMaleska
49AZilchEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
24ANothingJohnsonMaleska
36DNothingJames R. BurnsMaleska
38DZilchTom W. UnderhillMaleska
50AZeroWillemain O. CableMaleska
34DNothingDorothy CannanMaleska
40AZilchPatterson PeppleMaleska
57DNothingRhonda KrausMaleska
53AZilchChristy RidleyMaleska
4DOBette Sue CohenMaleska
21DZilchChristy RidleyMaleska
118D"___ desperandum": HoraceMaurice J. TeitelbaumMaleska
115DNo game, in bridgeBert H. KruseMaleska
55DNothingCharlotte ShoreMaleska
94AZilchAlfio MicciMaleska
30ANothingJim PageMaleska
21DZipCharlotte ShoreMaleska
45AZeroJ. Samuel SmartMaleska
19AZilchAlfio MicciMaleska
48DNothingWilliam CanineMaleska
43DNothingRichard SilvestriMaleska
20A___ desperandumDorothea E. ShippMaleska
61ANothingGayle DeanMaleska
43AZilchCharlotte ShoreMaleska
62DZeroMary Virginia OrnaMaleska
36DZero, in soccerBert RosenfieldMaleska
58AZilchJoe ClonickMaleska
38ANothingWilliam CoburnMaleska
55DNothingRhonda KrausMaleska
8DNothingAlbert J. KlausMaleska
60DZilchJoe ClonickMaleska
24DAughtDerrick C. NiedermanMaleska
27DNaughtWilliam E. HeinemannMaleska
60DNothingHickmottMaleska
12DNothingJudson G. TrentMaleska
34DNothingVirginia L. YatesMaleska
46ANaughtReinMaleska
55DNothingWhittenMaleska
39DZeroJim PageMaleska
58DContraction of nihilBette Sue CohenMaleska
7DZeroVirginia P. AbelsonMaleska
97DNoneI. Judah KoolykMaleska
11DNaughtI. Judah KoolykMaleska
20DZeroAdamsMaleska
101AZeroAnne FoxMaleska
50AHaving no valueSawikinMaleska
51ANothingRaeMaleska
23ANothingMichael J. ParrisMaleska
56DBad score for a British teamAudrey KochMaleska
67DNaughtJohn GreenmanMaleska
93AStart of Colo. mottoVincent L. OsborneMaleska
56DZeroNikki TenfeldeMaleska
56DNadaRobertsonMaleska
34A"___ Sine Numine," Colo. mottoN. M. MeyerMaleska
15DZeroReginald L. JohnsonMaleska
56DNothingGrace FabbroniMaleska
24ANothingGrace FabbroniMaleska
40DZeroWilliam JarvisMaleska
57DNothingA. J. SantoraMaleska
81AZeroA. J. SantoraMaleska
62DZeroChet CurrierMaleska
46AZeroBernice GordonMaleska
38AZeroHerb L. RisteenMaleska
29AZilchWilliam JarvisMaleska
10DZip or zilchRichard SilvestriMaleska
21DNothingSamuel K. FliegnerMaleska
60AZilchMaura B. JacobsonMaleska
113ARoman zilchLouis BaronMaleska
51ANothingA. J. SantoraMaleska
99DZilchBert RosenfieldMaleska
128DGoose eggChristopher BuschMaleska
17ANothingA. J. SantoraMaleska
21ANothingDorothea E. ShippMaleska
63DNothingJohn PrytzMaleska
74DNonexistentTap OsbornWeng
34DZeroHenry HookWeng
17AZeroJohn ShippWeng
34DNaughtSophie FiermanWeng
34DZilchDennis ListortWeng
140DNothingMaria G. RiceWeng
50AZeroAllan BlackmanWeng
61DZilchJoan DeRossoWeng
42ANothingTom MixonWeng
60DZeroVirginia SchneiderWeng
9DNonexistentHallie & Gerald ParsonsWeng
7DZeroBen FinnWeng
16AZeroJim PlacknerWeng
7D" . . . ___ nisi bonum"Martha J. DeWittWeng
27DNothingElizabeth A. YaroWeng
90AZeroRuth N. SchultzWeng
65DZeroThomas SheehanWeng
33DNothingBarbara GillisWeng
23DZeroEvelyn BenshoofWeng
61DZeroSara V. TuckermanWeng
25DZeroHelen PettigrewWeng
57DZeroEvelyn BenshoofWeng
22DZeroAndrew LeskoWeng
46ANothingJack LuzzattoWeng
58DNaughtElaine D. SchorrWeng
48DZeroUnknownWeng
115ANothingFrances HansenWeng
32ANaughtElmer ToroWeng
43A“De mortuis ___ . . . ”UnknownWeng
35ANothingUnknownWeng
47AZeroBrian G. TylerWeng
59DNaughtUnknownWeng
41ANothingUnknownWeng
48DNothingUnknownWeng
29D___ desperandumUnknownWeng
54DZeroUnknownWeng
60DNonexistentUnknownWeng
50DNothingAlexander BlackWeng
37DNonexistentUnknownWeng
35ANothingUnknownWeng
58DZeroUnknownWeng
47DZeroUnknownWeng
51A" . . . ___ nisi bonum"UnknownWeng
44ANaughtUnknownWeng
12DZeroUnknownWeng
33A___ nisi bonumUnknownWeng
64DNothingUnknownWeng
40AZeroUnknownWeng
24A" . . . ___ nisi bonum"UnknownWeng
8DNaughtUnknownWeng
40ANothingUnknownWeng
50D"De mortuis ___ . . . "UnknownWeng
16DNonexistentEugene T. MaleskaWeng
48AGoose eggThreba JohnsonWeng
27AZero.UnknownWeng
31DZero.UnknownWeng
18DNothingUnknownWeng
58DNothing.UnknownWeng
37AZero.UnknownWeng
7DZero.UnknownWeng
51ANothing.UnknownFarrar
39AZero.UnknownFarrar
9DNothingJack LuzzattoFarrar
41AZero.UnknownFarrar
63ANought.UnknownFarrar
37DNothing at all.UnknownFarrar
45AZero.UnknownFarrar
39ANothing.UnknownFarrar
63AZero.UnknownFarrar
9DNothing.UnknownFarrar
59DNothing.UnknownFarrar
54ANothing.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
23ANothing.UnknownFarrar
57DNothing.UnknownFarrar
58DNothing.UnknownFarrar
29ANothing.UnknownFarrar
42ANothing.UnknownFarrar
18ANothing.UnknownFarrar
107ANothing.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
57D___ desperandum.UnknownFarrar
5DNought: Lat.UnknownFarrar
29AZero.UnknownFarrar
57DNothing.UnknownFarrar
26ANaught.Manny MillerFarrar
21ANothing.Joseph LaFauciFarrar
26ASee 64 Across.UnknownFarrar
69AZero.Hume CraftFarrar
4DNothing.UnknownFarrar
125DNothing.Paula BauersmithFarrar
56DNothing.Kay RichmanFarrar
37AZero.Ted DombrasFarrar
49DNothing.UnknownFarrar
10DNothing.Mary GrowFarrar
42A___ desperandum.Louis SabinFarrar
69ANothing.A. J. SantoraFarrar
41ANothing: Lat.UnknownFarrar
9DNo game, at bridge.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
46ANothing.UnknownFarrar
87ANothing.Harold T. BersFarrar
58DNothing.UnknownFarrar
44AZero.UnknownFarrar
111ANothing.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
32DNothing.W. E. JonesFarrar
76DNothing: Lat.E. J. WestFarrar
42DNaught.Charles C. AllenFarrar
48ANothing.Jules ArensbergFarrar
8DNothing.Paula BauersmithFarrar
36DNothing.UnknownFarrar
34AZero.UnknownFarrar
112DNothing.A. J. SantoraFarrar
63ANothing.Peter L. Tea, Jr.Farrar
59DNothing.Jules ArensbergFarrar
54DNothing.Elsie BishopFarrar
41DNothing.UnknownFarrar
66DNothing.W. E. JonesFarrar
122DNothing.Herbert EttensonFarrar
35ANothing.UnknownFarrar
79ANothing.Herbert EttensonFarrar
32ANothing.Isaac KertFarrar
10D___ nisi bonum (nothing but good).John M. Holmes, Jr.Farrar
21ANothing.Herbert EttensonFarrar
107D___ nisi bonum.Natalie HankemeyerFarrar
33ANothing.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
50ANothing.Paula BauersmithFarrar
50DNothing.UnknownFarrar
39ANothing.Sidney LambertFarrar
67A___ nisi bonum (nothing but good).Israel GitterFarrar
57DNothing whatever.UnknownFarrar
52DNothing.Martha BrownleeFarrar
38ANothing.UnknownFarrar
57DNothing.Diana SessionsFarrar
43ANothing.R. E. LawlorFarrar
118DNothing.Herbert EttensonFarrar
65ANothing.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
24ANothing.Edward EarlyFarrar
97ANothing.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
22ANothing.W. E. JonesFarrar
40ANothing.Herbert EttensonFarrar
37DZero.Sidney LambertFarrar
46DNothing.George HendersonFarrar
10D___ desperandum (never despair).Israel GitterFarrar
61DAt bridge, no game.Diana SessionsFarrar
60D___ desperandum.Herbert EttensonFarrar
35ANothing.UnknownFarrar
31ANothing.UnknownFarrar
39ANothing.UnknownFarrar
106DNo game, at bridge.Sam LakeFarrar
48ANothing.UnknownFarrar
39ANothing.UnknownFarrar
44DNothing.UnknownFarrar
129ANothing.Harold T. BersFarrar
22ANothing.UnknownFarrar
3DNothing.Charles CrossFarrar
39ANothing.UnknownFarrar
23ANothing.UnknownFarrar
16DNothing.Thomas MeekinFarrar
38ANothing.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
38ANothing.Leonard GoldbergFarrar
50ANothing.Leonard GoldbergFarrar
19DNothing.UnknownFarrar
70DNothing.Alberta N BurtonFarrar
73ANothing.Howard O. SmithFarrar
108ANothing.Alice CookFarrar
10DNothing.Archie KreilingFarrar
4D___ desperandum.P. J. LamannaFarrar
141DNothing.Harold T. BersFarrar
92ANought.P. J. LamannaFarrar
28ANothing.Thomas MeekinFarrar
130DNothing.Archie KreilingFarrar
27A___ desperandum.W. W. WebsterFarrar
4DAt bridge, no game.Thomas MeekinFarrar
56DNo game.J. P. DownesFarrar
32ANothing.Alberta N. BurtonFarrar
106DNothing.Charles CrossFarrar
101ANaught.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
14DNothing.Bert StoreyFarrar
67DAt bridge, no game.P. J. LamannaFarrar
50ANothing.W. W. WebsterFarrar
132DNothing.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
103ANothing.P. Joseph LamannaFarrar
123DNothing.Charles CrossFarrar
12DNihil.A. A. WebsterFarrar