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269 Results for PEST

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

DateGridClueAuthor
Wednesday, August 9, 201769APain in the you-know-whatAdam G. Perl
Saturday, April 1, 201762AObnoxious oneHoward Barkin
Sunday, March 12, 201730APain in the neck (5)Alan Arbesfeld
Monday, March 6, 201763ARat or roachSusan Gelfand
Friday, December 9, 201640AAnnoyance (4)David Phillips
Saturday, November 5, 201639ARaid targetDavid Phillips
Friday, July 15, 201635DTick, e.g. (2)Matt Ginsberg
Saturday, June 25, 201658ABother (5)Kameron Austin Collins
Thursday, December 10, 201512DTrying typeTimothy Polin
Saturday, November 14, 201531AReal painKameron Austin Collins
Friday, November 13, 201560AGarden interloperPatrick Berry
Thursday, January 8, 201567ANag, e.g.Jacob Stulberg
Friday, November 14, 201427AFly in the face of someone?Joe Krozel
Sunday, July 20, 201428DBother (5)Eric Berlin
Sunday, April 13, 201417DNudnik (6)Dan Schoenholz
Friday, February 1, 201350DSlug, e.g.Josh Knapp
Monday, December 17, 201213DLittle brother, to an older sibling, sayElizabeth A. Long
Friday, April 6, 201242A16-Across, e.g.Mike Nothnagel
Thursday, August 11, 201116AOne who 26-AcrossParker Lewis
Friday, July 29, 201146ATick, e.g. (2)Paula Gamache
Sunday, May 1, 2011118AUnwelcome guestXan Vongsathorn
Tuesday, July 20, 201020AIrksome typeEd Sessa
Monday, May 17, 201065ADennis the Menace, for oneJay Kaskel
Sunday, May 16, 201028DPain, so to speak (2)Matt Ginsberg
Tuesday, May 4, 201066APain in the neck (5)Doug Peterson
Monday, March 15, 20109DCockroach or termiteFred Piscop
Sunday, January 17, 201064DExterminator's target (2)Cathy Allis
Thursday, January 7, 201057DWith 65-Across, extermination ... or what can be done to 10 answers in this puzzle without affecting their clues?Xan Vongsathorn
Wednesday, May 6, 20098DAnnoying typeMichael Callaway Barnhart
Wednesday, April 29, 20099DOrkin victimBarry C. Silk
Tuesday, February 24, 200955AReal pillStephen Edward Anderson
Saturday, October 25, 200858AStarling, e.g.Karen M. Tracey
Sunday, October 5, 2008114DMole, e.g.Byron Walden
Tuesday, November 13, 200732AYounger brother, sayFred Piscop
Saturday, September 1, 200713DRaid victimKaren M. Tracey
Friday, March 30, 200753DSlug, sayDavid Quarfoot
Monday, February 12, 200773AAnnoyerLynn Lempel
Monday, August 14, 200669AMole, to a gardenerGene Newman
Thursday, June 1, 200665AIrritantEthan Cooper
Monday, January 16, 20061APersistent annoyerSarah Keller
Wednesday, October 5, 200549AButtinsky, e.g.Nancy Salomon
Friday, August 26, 200553DNoodge (3)Joe DiPietro
Thursday, August 11, 200565AD-Con targetMichael Shteyman
Monday, June 13, 200521ATermite, e.g. (2)Earl W. Reed
Thursday, June 9, 200513DLittle brother, maybeDavid J. Kahn
Sunday, September 26, 2004113AAnnoyance (4)Joe DiPietro
Monday, March 8, 200413DExterminator's target (2)Allan E. Parrish
Monday, February 23, 200434DNuisance (3)Anne Garellick
Sunday, February 2, 200324DAnt, maybeMark Danna
Saturday, December 14, 200234DBother (5)David J. Kahn
Friday, February 15, 200259APain in the neck (5)Sherry O. Blackard
Wednesday, January 30, 200264DDennis, to Mr. WilsonRandall J. Hartman
Friday, January 18, 200229DFly, e.g. (2)Manny Nosowsky
Sunday, April 1, 2001117DNoodge (3)Bill Zais and Nancy Salomon
Saturday, March 3, 200148D43-Down, e.g.Fraser Simpson
Sunday, February 11, 200151DNudnik (6)Bob Peoples and Nancy Salomon
Saturday, October 28, 200020DBother (5)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Wednesday, October 18, 200042ACutworm, e.g.Thomas W. Schier
Sunday, October 1, 2000145AMosquito, e.g.Nancy Nicholson Joline
Sunday, August 20, 20001DAdamant ant?Charles M. Deber
Sunday, July 23, 200072AFly, e.g. (2)Patrick Berry
Sunday, April 30, 2000123AHanger-on, maybeCathy Millhauser
Saturday, April 15, 200059AButtinskyRaymond Hamel
Sunday, January 30, 200075DNoodge (3)Peter Gordon
Sunday, January 23, 2000105ATermite, e.g. (2)Joe DiPietro
Friday, January 21, 20009DPain in the neck (5)John Wolting
Saturday, December 25, 199938ATeaserJohn Scott Marrone
Monday, November 29, 19991ANuisance (3)Richard Chisholm
Monday, August 2, 199960DNuisance (3)Stephanie Spadaccini
Wednesday, June 23, 199913DNudnik (6)Alan Olschwang
Monday, February 1, 199961DBothererDorothy Smitonick
Thursday, December 3, 199867AIrk-aholic?Cathy Millhauser
Tuesday, November 10, 199832DAnnoyance (4)Diane C. Baldwin
Friday, August 21, 199851DPlagueNoah Dephoure
Monday, August 11, 19977DBuzzy oneDaniel Halfen
Sunday, September 22, 19961DNudnik (6)C. Millhauser
Wednesday, May 29, 199619ABother (5)R. Norris
Wednesday, September 6, 199565ANudnik (6)Peter Gordon
Sunday, May 14, 19955DPain, so to speak (2)Richard Silvestri
Sunday, April 30, 199526APain in the neck (5)Warren W. Reich
Sunday, September 18, 199451AWeevil, for oneMerl Reagle
Tuesday, May 3, 199431DAnnoyance (4)Lois Sidway
Sunday, May 1, 199417DNudgePeter Gordon
Friday, February 25, 199423APain of a sortBob Lubbers
Sunday, December 19, 1993100ANudnik (6)John M. Samson

184 results for PEST from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Sunday, October 10, 199318DAphid, to a fruit treeCharles M. DeberTaub
Sunday, August 1, 199379AGnat or ratMartin FassMaleska
Monday, April 26, 19934DMidge or aphidJames L. BeattyMaleska
Thursday, April 1, 199330ANuisanceAlfio MicciMaleska
Saturday, October 17, 19921DNo-see-um, e.g.John GreenmanMaleska
Tuesday, September 15, 19929DNuisanceMartha J. DeWittMaleska
Tuesday, February 18, 199242AFlea or flyPeggy DevlinMaleska
Thursday, February 13, 199236DBothersome oneJoel D. LafargueMaleska
Tuesday, January 14, 199261ANuisanceArthur S. VerdescaMaleska
Thursday, October 24, 199123DHeckler or lapel grabberEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Sunday, August 18, 1991119AButtinskyJeanne WilsonMaleska
Sunday, June 3, 199019DAnnoyanceJames E. Hinish Jr.Maleska
Sunday, January 14, 199091DButtinskyKay SullivanMaleska
Thursday, January 4, 199061AGnat or ratBetty JorgensenMaleska
Wednesday, November 8, 198956DNuisanceEli WesoffMaleska
Monday, June 26, 19897DAnnoyanceEvelyn BenshoofMaleska
Saturday, June 3, 198950DNudnikWilliam BaxleyMaleska
Wednesday, December 28, 19881AAnnoyanceDon GroatMaleska
Tuesday, October 25, 198837DNuisanceChristopher SherwoodMaleska
Saturday, September 10, 198813DNuisanceErnst TheimerMaleska
Saturday, August 13, 198841ABaneKevin BoyleMaleska
Sunday, May 15, 198830APain in the neckRichard SilvestriMaleska
Wednesday, April 13, 19889DNuisanceJudith PerryMaleska
Monday, April 4, 198849DNuisanceSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Thursday, March 31, 198828DPain in the neckBert RosenfieldMaleska
Monday, March 14, 198842ABothersome individualChristopher SherwoodMaleska
Friday, February 19, 198835DThorn in one's sideJim PageMaleska
Friday, December 18, 19872DNudnikErnst TheimerMaleska
Friday, July 17, 198766ADennis, for oneDorothea E. ShippMaleska
Sunday, June 21, 198712DNudnikLouis BaronMaleska
Monday, April 27, 198719ANuisanceJohnsonMaleska
Friday, March 20, 19879DGnat or ratEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Sunday, October 5, 198681ALapel clutcherJoy L. WoukMaleska
Sunday, May 11, 198687ANudnikVirginia P. AbelsonMaleska
Monday, April 21, 198635DKibitzer, at timesSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Monday, December 16, 19851ANuisanceVirginia L. YatesMaleska
Sunday, September 29, 1985123DNudnikBert RosenfieldMaleska
Monday, August 26, 198558DNuisanceVirginia L. YatesMaleska
Friday, June 14, 198513DGadflyFrank GearyMaleska
Sunday, July 29, 198418DNudnikWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Tuesday, July 17, 198451DGnat, e.g.John GreenmanMaleska
Monday, June 4, 198426DNuisanceJames R. BurnsMaleska
Monday, April 16, 198458DNuisanceVirginia L. YatesMaleska
Thursday, March 8, 198456DNuisanceWhittenMaleska
Monday, January 9, 198417APlagueJeanne WilsonMaleska
Wednesday, November 30, 198359AExterminator's concernWilliam CanineMaleska
Sunday, October 30, 198373DGadfly or aphidBarry L. CohenMaleska
Monday, August 8, 19831DNuisanceDanielsMaleska
Wednesday, July 27, 19839ANuisanceVirginia P. AbelsonMaleska
Monday, April 4, 19831DMidge or mosquitoFrank GearyMaleska
Tuesday, January 11, 19835DDDT targetMartin FassMaleska
Monday, January 3, 19831DNuisanceFrank GearyMaleska
Sunday, November 28, 1982115DVarmintWarren W. ReichMaleska
Monday, August 30, 198213DButtinskyCuzzolinaMaleska
Monday, May 10, 198261AButtonholerJoel D. LafargueMaleska
Tuesday, February 23, 19821ANuisanceWhittenMaleska
Saturday, November 21, 198146AAnnoyanceFraasMaleska
Wednesday, October 21, 19815AAphid, e.g.Nikki TenfeldeMaleska
Saturday, October 3, 198165ALocust, for oneVincent L. OsborneMaleska
Thursday, February 26, 198112DAphid, for oneC. J. AngioMaleska
Monday, December 29, 19801AKid sister to boy of 17JohnsonMaleska
Wednesday, December 10, 198013DGnat, e.g.Jean J. DavisonMaleska
Tuesday, August 26, 19801ANuisanceJoan WhitmanMaleska
Sunday, February 10, 1980109ANudnikLouis BaronMaleska
Wednesday, December 19, 197965ANudnikJean J. DavisonMaleska
Sunday, November 4, 1979118DVarmintWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Sunday, October 7, 197954DDDT targetReginald L. JohnsonMaleska
Thursday, August 23, 197913DAphid, to a roseElaine D. SchorrMaleska
Saturday, August 4, 19798AAnnoyerDavid A. ScullyMaleska
Monday, July 23, 197936ANudnickJohn ChervokasMaleska
Friday, April 20, 197961ATiresome oneHugh McElroyMaleska
Tuesday, April 10, 197934AGnat, rat or bratJudson G. TrentMaleska
Tuesday, March 13, 19795DNuisanceJean J. DavisonMaleska
Sunday, November 26, 19787AGnat or bratEmanuel BergMaleska
Monday, July 3, 197813DLapel grabberJean J. DavisonMaleska
Friday, April 21, 19783DMosquito or gnatSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Friday, March 10, 197830DAnnoying oneMaura B. JacobsonMaleska
Sunday, March 5, 197878AObnoxious oneAlfio MicciMaleska
Wednesday, January 18, 197842AKid brother, perhapsWeilMaleska
Monday, December 5, 197735DSheep ked, e.g.MeislerMaleska
Monday, July 25, 197746DNuisanceVirginia SchneiderMaleska
Saturday, April 23, 19774DIrritantWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Sunday, October 17, 197630AOne to get rid ofJack LuzzattoWeng
Friday, July 23, 197635ANuisanceFrank GearyWeng
Monday, April 26, 197614DPlagueHarriet Gilson RosenbergWeng
Monday, April 12, 19761AGnat, for oneMartha J. DeWittWeng
Wednesday, May 28, 19751DNuisanceA. J. SantoraWeng
Wednesday, December 4, 197422DNuisanceDavid CrosattoWeng
Monday, November 18, 19741ANuisanceGlasserWeng
Friday, November 15, 197413DMosquito, for oneRemleyWeng
Sunday, October 27, 1974113AAnnoyerThomas SheehanWeng
Thursday, August 29, 19747DDDT targetHerb L. RisteenWeng
Monday, April 29, 197470APlagueJames BarrickWeng
Monday, February 4, 197469AAnnoying oneDorothea E. ShippWeng
Sunday, July 22, 197397DFly, for oneDavid A. MurrayWeng
Thursday, June 7, 197369ANuisanceUnknownWeng
Saturday, April 21, 19733DBoreUnknownWeng
Sunday, April 8, 197392DNuisanceRonald HirschfeldWeng
Monday, December 25, 197261AHanger-onUnknownWeng
Friday, December 8, 197264ANuisanceUnknownWeng
Monday, November 6, 197260AAnnoying thingUnknownWeng
Wednesday, June 7, 19721AHanger-onUnknownWeng
Wednesday, May 31, 197243ANuisanceUnknownWeng
Monday, November 29, 197169AAnnoyanceUnknownWeng
Tuesday, November 23, 197165AHanger-onUnknownWeng
Thursday, September 9, 197166ANuisanceUnknownWeng
Tuesday, June 8, 19719DPain-in-the-neckUnknownWeng
Friday, June 4, 197160AHanger-onUnknownWeng
Monday, May 31, 197160AFly, for oneUnknownWeng
Monday, January 18, 197159ANuisanceUnknownWeng
Monday, December 7, 197064ASticky oneUnknownWeng
Monday, November 30, 197013DGnat or ratUnknownWeng
Thursday, August 13, 197013DNuisanceUnknownWeng
Thursday, June 18, 197049DUnwelcome oneUnknownWeng
Monday, September 29, 196913DHanger-on.UnknownWeng
Tuesday, September 23, 196971AHanger-on.UnknownWeng
Saturday, June 14, 196932DHanger-on.UnknownWeng
Wednesday, June 4, 196932DNuisance.UnknownWeng
Friday, May 30, 196913DHanger-on.UnknownWeng
Sunday, May 18, 19691AHanger-onCornelia WarrinerWeng
Friday, May 24, 196871ABusybody, for one.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, March 2, 196824DNuisance.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, August 27, 196749AVarmint.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Wednesday, March 1, 196749DNuisance.George LaczkoFarrar
Wednesday, December 14, 196645DAnnoying one.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, October 9, 1966114AFly or gnat.William A. Lewis Jr.Farrar
Friday, September 23, 196646AMosquito.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, June 30, 19661ANuisance.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, May 29, 196697DNuisance.B. A. HeimbinderFarrar
Saturday, February 12, 196610ATroublemaker.UnknownFarrar
Friday, September 10, 196568AVarmint.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, January 5, 196510A"Pain in the neck."UnknownFarrar
Saturday, July 18, 196428DMosquito, for one.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, October 22, 196329DTroublemaker.H. L. RisteenFarrar
Saturday, August 17, 196358DAnnoyance.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, October 18, 196261AAphid, for instance.Louise EarnestFarrar
Saturday, September 29, 196232DNuisance.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, May 8, 196262ANuisance.William LutwiniakFarrar
Wednesday, December 27, 196152DNuisance.UnknownFarrar
Friday, November 17, 196135DCause of annoyance.UnknownFarrar
Monday, January 30, 196130DPlague.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, November 22, 196021DDestructive insect.UnknownFarrar
Monday, September 12, 196043ANuisance.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, April 3, 196050DBane.Tom MixonFarrar
Monday, June 29, 195968AKibitzer, at times.Leonard SussmanFarrar
Friday, June 26, 195955DPlague.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, April 8, 195959ANoxious thing.Helen SmathersFarrar
Monday, January 19, 195930DNuisance.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Friday, June 20, 19581DHalf of a European twin city.Walter BlumFarrar
Friday, May 23, 195816DAnnoyance.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Tuesday, April 22, 195841ANuisance.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Sunday, March 2, 1958118ANuisance.A. J. SantoraFarrar
Friday, June 7, 195768ANuisance.Harold T. BersFarrar
Tuesday, April 30, 195743AAnnoyance.Joseph LaFauciFarrar
Friday, January 4, 195763ABane.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Monday, September 24, 195656ANuisance.Irving L. RosenheimFarrar
Saturday, August 11, 195624ABotheration.Herbert EttensonFarrar
Monday, July 30, 195636DNuisance.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Thursday, May 31, 195651AAnnoyance.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Wednesday, May 2, 195664ANuisance.Sidney LambertFarrar
Sunday, February 19, 195651DBothersome insect.Charles E. GerschFarrar
Monday, February 6, 195628ANuisance.Helen FasuloFarrar
Thursday, December 22, 195539DTrouble-maker.UnknownFarrar
Friday, March 18, 19555ASee 55 Down.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Wednesday, January 5, 19555AGnat or rat.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Saturday, November 6, 195447DGnat or rat.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, October 27, 195457DAnnoying person.W. E. JonesFarrar
Tuesday, August 17, 195463ANuisance.M. S. ManningFarrar
Wednesday, April 28, 19546ANuisance.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, March 28, 195492DNuisance.Diana SessionsFarrar
Saturday, March 6, 195413DPlague.Marian MoeserFarrar
Sunday, January 17, 195457DNuisance.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Wednesday, September 2, 19538DChild with a new drum.Albert BlumFarrar
Monday, May 4, 195337DTarget of DDT.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, February 8, 195347DDDT target.Alice CookFarrar
Thursday, July 31, 195251DAny destructive insect.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, July 13, 1952117DAnnoyance.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Sunday, April 27, 195257DNuisance.Harold T. BersFarrar
Wednesday, December 12, 195113DTown that has been part of Hungary's capital since 1873.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, December 6, 195147DVarmint.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, May 20, 195116DNuisance.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Saturday, November 25, 19508DVictim of D. D. T.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, January 5, 1947105AApplicable to Peck's Bad Boy.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Sunday, September 29, 194644DAnnoyer.Lester KeeneFarrar

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