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295 results for RAG

100 Shortz Era entries found. Click any date for context. Repeated clues show (number of Shortz Era occurrences).
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Sunday, January 28, 201894ALively tunePriscilla Clark and Jeff Chen
Wednesday, November 1, 20174ALow-quality paperHerre Schouwerwou
Wednesday, October 18, 201735ATease relentlesslyJohn Lithgow and Brendan Emmett Quigley
Wednesday, September 20, 201768ASleazy newspaperHal Moore
Monday, September 4, 201762DWhat an old shirt may be used asTracy Gray
Friday, December 30, 201636ADisreputable periodicalPatrick Berry
Thursday, December 8, 201632AOld shirt, perhapsDamon Gulczynski
Thursday, October 13, 20168DLively piano tuneDon Gagliardo and Zhouqin Burnikel
Thursday, September 15, 201618DTime for a grease monkeyIan Livengood
Sunday, July 24, 2016112DIt may collect dustDavid Steinberg
Thursday, May 26, 201660DRemover of dirt ... or spreader of dirt?Andrew Zhou
Sunday, September 13, 201568DItem in a mechanic's back pocketJoe DiPietro
Sunday, May 10, 201511DPiece of Tin Pan Alley musicJacob Stulberg
Tuesday, April 14, 201555DTease, with "on" (3)Bruce Haight
Wednesday, August 20, 201411ATabloid paper, slangilyZhouqin Burnikel
Sunday, July 13, 2014117AHardly highbrow readingTom McCoy
Wednesday, April 23, 201442DTease (7)David J. Kahn
Thursday, February 27, 201425DMany a tune in "The Sting"Stanley Newman
Saturday, January 18, 201453AGrease monkey's pocket itemDavid Steinberg
Monday, January 6, 201459DCleaning clothZhouqin Burnikel
Sunday, December 22, 201351ATease, with "on" (3)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Wednesday, November 6, 201357DDirt-dishing newspaperJacob McDermott
Sunday, August 11, 2013111AThrowaway publicationDan Schoenholz
Sunday, June 10, 2012117DSponge alternativeXan Vongsathorn
Saturday, June 9, 201230DTauntDavid Quarfoot
Monday, May 28, 201247DDishcloth (2)Kurt Mueller
Saturday, April 14, 201237DCatchy tuneMark Diehl
Wednesday, October 12, 20119DSleazy paper (2)Gary Cee
Sunday, October 9, 2011111DCar wash needBrendan Emmett Quigley
Thursday, August 18, 201176AMany an old T-shirt, nowKevan Choset
Tuesday, June 28, 201156DUse for an old T-shirtTom Baring
Thursday, June 3, 201045ATitle word after "Pineapple" or "Maple Leaf"Elizabeth C. Gorski
Sunday, January 17, 20104DPaper that dishes dirtCathy Allis
Wednesday, October 14, 200960ATease mercilessly, with "on"Richard Silvestri
Tuesday, September 15, 200916AScott Joplin compositionFran and Lou Sabin
Saturday, August 1, 200948DLow-grade paperMartin Ashwood-Smith
Thursday, June 11, 20096ACar wash aidAlex Boisvert
Thursday, May 14, 200938DNot the most authoritative journalism sourceDavid J. Kahn
Wednesday, November 19, 200829APiano piece (2)Peter A. Collins
Wednesday, September 24, 200840ACar wash itemLynn Lempel
Thursday, February 7, 200823ABootblack's needKenneth J. Berniker
Wednesday, April 25, 200719DScandal sheet (2)John Farmer
Tuesday, March 27, 200738ADirt-dishing publicationLucy Gardner Anderson
Tuesday, March 13, 200727ATease, with "on" (3)Holden Baker
Tuesday, December 12, 200624ANewspaper with hardly the highest journalistic standardsStephen Manion and Victor Fleming
Friday, July 21, 200643ATease (7)Kyle Mahowald
Thursday, June 29, 20065DItem in a mechanic's hip pocketBrendan Emmett Quigley
Monday, May 8, 200623ATattered clothNorm Guggenbiller
Sunday, April 30, 200661ACar wash sightElizabeth C. Gorski
Sunday, December 4, 200551AFast-moving piano pieceEric Berlin and Craig Kasper
Tuesday, June 21, 20053DCleaning cloth, oftenNancy Kavanaugh
Tuesday, May 31, 200538ADipstick wipe, oftenMerl Reagle
Sunday, March 27, 200562DShoddy news sourceCon Pederson
Wednesday, September 8, 200439ATease (7)Steve Jones
Monday, August 23, 200440DScandal sheet (2)Nancy Salomon and Kyle Mahowald
Monday, December 29, 200343AOld clothGregory E. Paul
Monday, June 2, 200326AMaid's cloth (2)Gregory E. Paul
Monday, May 19, 200341ADisreputable paperTrip Payne
Sunday, March 23, 20039DHardly the most prestigious paperCon Pederson
Monday, January 20, 200335DScott Joplin pieceAlan Arbesfeld
Monday, December 23, 200227AScott Joplin's "Maple Leaf ___"David Bunker
Sunday, October 20, 200210DDusterHarvey Estes and Nancy Salomon
Wednesday, September 25, 20021ADust removerTyler Hinman
Sunday, June 9, 2002105DTease (7)Randolph Ross
Tuesday, April 9, 200256DUnprestigious paperNancy Salomon and Harvey Estes
Monday, February 25, 200243DScott Joplin tuneChristina Houlihan
Wednesday, February 13, 200231DCleaning needSteven Picus
Friday, April 6, 200163ANot the most prestigious publicationDavid J. Kahn
Monday, October 30, 200053DDustclothGregory E. Paul
Wednesday, October 4, 200059DJoplin specialtyAdam Cohen
Monday, January 31, 200059DAid for a maidPeter Gordon
Sunday, December 12, 199918AMake fun of (2)Richard Silvestri
Sunday, October 3, 199948DContemptible newspaperFred Piscop
Friday, September 24, 199957DTease (7)Martin Ashwood-Smith
Tuesday, July 13, 199932ASleazy paper (2)Brendan Emmett Quigley
Thursday, June 24, 199912DToe-tapping tuneJim Page
Friday, April 23, 199921AUpbeat tuneHarvey Estes
Thursday, April 22, 199933DTease (7)David J. Kahn
Wednesday, December 30, 199853DTatterManny Nosowsky
Wednesday, July 22, 199838AJoplin compositionMark Elliot Skolsky
Friday, March 20, 199823DPaparazzo's paper, perhapsMartin Ashwood-Smith
Sunday, February 15, 199898DPiano piece (2)Rich Norris
Sunday, September 28, 199748ATabloid, maybeRobert H. Wolfe
Tuesday, May 20, 199736DJoplin pieceElizabeth C. Gorski
Monday, May 12, 199721AMaid's cloth (2)Hugh Davis
Saturday, November 30, 199635DMusical pieceR. Norris
Tuesday, March 26, 199653ALow-class newspaperJ. S. Marrone
Saturday, March 2, 199620AWord with dish or pianoN. Joline
Monday, December 25, 199567DOld piano tuneSidney L. Robbins
Thursday, October 26, 19957DPiano tune (2)Jim Page
Sunday, May 14, 199594AMake fun of (2)Richard Silvestri
Wednesday, March 22, 199531ATease (7)David J. Kahn
Tuesday, February 14, 199530DOld barroom tuneRandy Sowell
Friday, January 20, 199529DUnprestigious publicationManny Nosowsky
Tuesday, January 3, 199562ADishcloth (2)Rich Norris
Sunday, January 1, 199533AJoplin tuneHenry Hook
Saturday, September 17, 199424AScold (2)Rich Norris
Saturday, May 7, 199425AScold (2)Bryant White
Wednesday, April 27, 199447AMusic hall tuneRich Norris
Thursday, January 27, 199457DPiano tune (2)Betty Jorgensen

3 results for RAG from Variety puzzles.

May 29, 2011diagramless10DScott Joplin piecePatrick Blindauer
February 24, 2008diagramless12DPiano piecePatrick Blindauer
April 28, 2002panda22A___ weed (piano player's smoke)Mel Taub

192 results for RAG from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

Wednesday, November 10, 199341DDustclothRobert HerrigTaub
Tuesday, October 12, 199361DTormentMichael S. MaurerTaub
Tuesday, May 4, 199348AKind of rugBernice GordonMaleska
Friday, July 10, 199248ATeaseWilliam CanineMaleska
Thursday, August 15, 199145APart of a lemonMelvin KenworthyMaleska
Friday, August 2, 199146ABad newspaperPeter GordonMaleska
Tuesday, December 11, 199042AJoplin musicJoy L. WoukMaleska
Sunday, October 28, 199089DScandal sheetPeter SwiftMaleska
Thursday, May 17, 199040DJoplin pieceRichard SilvestriMaleska
Saturday, November 18, 198962AJoplin creationPatterson PeppleMaleska
Friday, April 21, 198931DPart of a lemonWilliam BaxleyMaleska
Wednesday, January 25, 198935ATeaseRhonda KrausMaleska
Monday, January 2, 198921DSyncopated musicAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Thursday, December 29, 198854AJoplin workAlfio MicciMaleska
Sunday, October 9, 198899AJoplin workNancy Nicholson JolineMaleska
Wednesday, October 5, 198831ATatterNancy JolineMaleska
Saturday, September 17, 198853ATatterErnst TheimerMaleska
Friday, September 9, 198839AOld dressJesse RoarkeMaleska
Monday, September 5, 198853AJoplin specialtyChristy RidleyMaleska
Saturday, May 21, 198854ASyncopated pieceJesse RoarkeMaleska
Friday, February 19, 198838DJoplin forteJim PageMaleska
Monday, January 25, 19881DDuster or tatterSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Friday, January 15, 198858DRoofing slateEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Thursday, November 26, 198761DTatterJoy L. WoukMaleska
Thursday, October 22, 198745AJoplin opusJudson G. TrentMaleska
Friday, July 31, 198735APesterChristopher SherwoodMaleska
Wednesday, April 22, 198734DDuster or tatterMelvin KenworthyMaleska
Sunday, October 12, 1986114DJoplin specialtyA. J. SantoraMaleska
Wednesday, April 30, 198629DRemnantDorothy CannanMaleska
Monday, March 17, 198661DTatterJoy L. WoukMaleska
Sunday, December 15, 198527DPart of a lemonBert H. KruseMaleska
Thursday, December 12, 198548ATauntPeter SwiftMaleska
Wednesday, April 24, 19854DLow or worthless playing cardJoy L. WoukMaleska
Tuesday, March 26, 198565DVery poor magazineGayle DeanMaleska
Friday, February 15, 198521DScandal sheetRobert KatzMaleska
Thursday, November 29, 198460DJazz tuneMary M. MurdochMaleska
Saturday, November 24, 198426DRoofing slateJames BarrickMaleska
Wednesday, September 5, 198414ASleazy publicationWilliam CanineMaleska
Sunday, June 10, 1984111AWord with time or weedMary Virginia OrnaMaleska
Friday, March 9, 198433AScoldWilliam CanineMaleska
Wednesday, October 19, 198341DYellow-journalism productWilliam CanineMaleska
Wednesday, March 2, 198324AJoplin outputJohn GreenmanMaleska
Thursday, October 14, 198252AShredJoy L. WoukMaleska
Sunday, September 12, 198252DJoplin creationBarbara Lunder GillisMaleska
Friday, June 25, 198228AJoplin creationBert RosenfieldMaleska
Thursday, June 3, 19823DTatterC. J. AngioMaleska
Monday, April 26, 198255DVery poor magazineSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Tuesday, March 9, 198233ATeaseJoy L. WoukMaleska
Sunday, February 21, 198286AJoplin creationReginald L. JohnsonMaleska
Thursday, December 10, 198120DTatterKathryn RighterMaleska
Wednesday, October 28, 198137DScott Joplin's creationRobert KatzMaleska
Sunday, August 9, 198175AKind of dollHerb L. RisteenMaleska
Thursday, May 14, 19819AScott Joplin's musicEli WesoffMaleska
Sunday, January 18, 198169DTeaseWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Monday, December 22, 198036AJoplin pieceJay LivingstonMaleska
Wednesday, July 16, 198033AJoplin creationMary Virginia OrnaMaleska
Wednesday, May 21, 198053DJoplin compositionBensonMaleska
Monday, March 17, 198047AScott Joplin workHugh McElroyMaleska
Monday, January 21, 198022DTatterBrumbauchMaleska
Monday, December 10, 197953DDust clothN. M. MeyerMaleska
Sunday, May 6, 1979120DJoplin offeringAnthony B. CanningMaleska
Saturday, April 7, 197937DCheap magazineCornelia WarrinerMaleska
Monday, February 19, 197944AWord with tune or weedSamuel K. FliegnerMaleska
Friday, December 15, 197847AYellow journalSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Tuesday, May 23, 19787DKind of time or dollJean J. DavisonMaleska
Sunday, November 27, 197716DJoplin specialtyAlfio MicciMaleska
Saturday, March 5, 197757DKind of dollHerb L. RisteenMaleska
Monday, November 8, 197623DKind of time or dollJay SpryWeng
Saturday, July 17, 197636DTeaseVirginia ButlerWeng
Friday, April 9, 197647DKind of doll or timeWilliam LutwiniakWeng
Sunday, October 26, 197546A"A ___, a bone . . . "Eugene T. MaleskaWeng
Sunday, April 20, 1975118AKind of dollMary M. MurdochWeng
Friday, February 21, 197564AKind of time or dollChet CurrierWeng
Wednesday, October 30, 19741ADoll materialKathryn RighterWeng
Tuesday, August 20, 197444DKind of time or dollCatharine Y. C. ProbstWeng
Friday, August 9, 197457DKind of dollJames A. BrusselWeng
Sunday, August 4, 1974117ABag or timeRuth N. SchultzWeng
Tuesday, July 23, 197429DCleaning aidEvelyn B. RosenthalWeng
Sunday, June 30, 197432DDustclothNancy W. AtkinsonWeng
Thursday, June 27, 197419AChew the ___George RaventosWeng
Saturday, March 30, 197440DScoldJoseph LaFauciWeng
Sunday, March 17, 197496AKind of timeEugene T. MaleskaWeng
Sunday, March 10, 1974112AMop clothA. J. SantoraWeng
Monday, December 10, 197335AOld piece of clothingUnknownWeng
Monday, August 27, 197343AKind of jazzUnknownWeng
Monday, August 20, 197331DKind of timeUnknownWeng
Sunday, March 25, 197380ANewspaper, to someA. J. SantoraWeng
Wednesday, January 3, 197353AKind of timeUnknownWeng
Saturday, November 18, 19729DKind of dollUnknownWeng
Thursday, August 17, 197255DTeaseUnknownWeng
Saturday, May 20, 197249ATiger, for oneUnknownWeng
Sunday, December 26, 1971103DKind of dollRobert Vaux RoopWeng
Monday, November 15, 197136AOld clothUnknownWeng
Saturday, August 14, 19719DTatterUnknownWeng
Thursday, July 15, 197157ATatterUnknownWeng
Friday, January 15, 197121ADusterUnknownWeng
Tuesday, September 1, 197028DScrapUnknownWeng
Friday, July 31, 197034ATiger, for oneUnknownWeng
Saturday, July 11, 197036A"Tiger ___"UnknownWeng
Monday, June 22, 197041AWiperUnknownWeng
Monday, June 23, 196934AShred.UnknownWeng
Saturday, May 24, 196926AYellow journal: Slang.UnknownWeng
Wednesday, April 30, 196944ATatter.UnknownWeng
Thursday, January 9, 196935DTease: Slang.UnknownWeng
Monday, August 5, 196856DPiece of music.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, July 7, 1968119DPiece of musicAnthony MorseFarrar
Thursday, May 2, 196821DRhythmic piece.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, February 18, 1968103AKind of doll.Pamela V-W WoodFarrar
Friday, January 12, 196823DMusical piece.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, December 28, 196755ADuster.William LutwiniakFarrar
Monday, November 27, 19673DOne kind of doll.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, November 22, 196762DTatter.UnknownFarrar
Monday, October 30, 196732AType of paper.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, October 26, 19671AOld-time piece of music.William LutwiniakFarrar
Monday, September 11, 196757AType of paper.H. L. RisteenFarrar
Friday, November 11, 196629DPiece of music.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, August 4, 196656DKind of paper.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, July 9, 19661ATease: Slang.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, April 17, 196633ASomething torn off.Arthur SchulmanFarrar
Wednesday, April 6, 19666AType of paper.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, March 20, 196695DDustcloth.A. J. SantoraFarrar
Friday, June 11, 196524APiece of music.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, May 22, 196530DDuster liked by jazz men.UnknownFarrar
Friday, January 15, 196544ATease: Slang.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, December 10, 196442ANoxious kind of weed.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, September 13, 196424DPiece of music.A. J. SantoraFarrar
Friday, November 29, 196347APiece of music.George LaczkoFarrar
Sunday, October 13, 196315DNo Paris frock.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Sunday, May 26, 196393DPiece of music.Brice MetcalfeFarrar
Tuesday, April 16, 196346APiece of music.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, April 14, 196252DPiece of music.Alda ZimpelFarrar
Wednesday, April 11, 196227ADuster.Kathryn RighterFarrar
Wednesday, January 31, 19627DKind of paper.UnknownFarrar
Friday, January 5, 19629DDuster.H. L. RisteenFarrar
Saturday, December 23, 196154APiece of music.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, November 28, 196134APiece of music.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, September 28, 196146APiece of music.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, August 9, 196145DDishcloth.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, July 15, 196167DPiece of music.UnknownFarrar
Friday, June 23, 19618DDuster.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, April 16, 196151DDuster.Aida CromwellFarrar
Monday, April 10, 196124DPiece of music.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, December 7, 196011DDuster.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, August 30, 196057DDiscard cloth.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, February 21, 196057AWiper.Herbert EttensonFarrar
Sunday, September 20, 195968AOld dress.Threba JohnsonFarrar
Monday, July 20, 195941AShred.Charles P. GerschFarrar
Tuesday, June 2, 195940A___ paper.Madeline CorseFarrar
Monday, April 20, 195935APiece of music.Albert V. BlumFarrar
Saturday, September 6, 195861D"Maple Leaf ___."Thomas MeekinFarrar
Thursday, August 28, 195859DType of paper.A. H. Drummond, Jr.Farrar
Thursday, August 21, 195828AShred.H. L. RisteenFarrar
Thursday, June 5, 195830DType of doll.Peter AllenFarrar
Saturday, April 12, 195862D___ paper.S. A. KayFarrar
Sunday, September 1, 195757D___ paper.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Wednesday, August 14, 195753DPiece of music.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Monday, June 24, 195744DType of dance music.Herbert LyleFarrar
Sunday, March 10, 195715DDuster.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Saturday, August 18, 195642AKind of music.Herbert EttensonFarrar
Saturday, June 2, 195650ADuster.Bernice GordonFarrar
Tuesday, May 22, 195635APiece of music.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Sunday, March 18, 1956133DSyncopation.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Sunday, March 4, 195645D“Tiger ___.”Marjorie ConnellyFarrar
Thursday, February 23, 19569DDuster.Sidney LambertFarrar
Monday, January 30, 195638APiece of music.Jo BodleFarrar
Sunday, January 9, 1955111AWhite fiber of an orange.Israel GitterFarrar
Tuesday, December 28, 195437APiece of music.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, December 26, 1954139A___ doll.Herbert EttensonFarrar
Saturday, October 16, 19546APiece of dance music.Thomas J. VarnerFarrar
Sunday, October 10, 195415DPiece of music: Colloq.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Sunday, June 6, 195431ACake-walk music.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Thursday, January 7, 195458DA very old dress.Natalie HankemeyerFarrar
Monday, October 19, 195350AOutworn garment.Sidney LambertFarrar
Wednesday, August 12, 195363DSyncopated music: Colloq.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Monday, August 3, 195358DLast year's dress.UnknownFarrar
Friday, July 25, 195244DBenny Goodman's "Tiger ___."UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, April 15, 195221DSyncopated piece.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, March 30, 1952108DSee 30 down.Ralph AndersonFarrar
Thursday, August 9, 195161D___ doll.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, July 12, 195151ACakewalk music: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, June 24, 195198AScrap of cloth.Nancy W. AtkinsonFarrar
Sunday, March 11, 19519DTease: Slang.Ralph AndersonFarrar
Sunday, December 31, 195010DMaple Leaf ___.Leonard GoldbergFarrar
Monday, November 13, 195010DDuster.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, December 19, 194813DShabby garment.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Sunday, November 3, 1946102AOne of Kipling's famous trio.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Sunday, September 22, 1946114DSyncopated dance.Waldo RansonFarrar
Sunday, March 31, 194671DShred.Louis BaronFarrar
Sunday, February 17, 1946123DShred.W. W. WebsterFarrar
Sunday, February 27, 194469ASyncopated melody: Colloq.James E. KisnerFarrar
Sunday, June 20, 1943133DBanter: Slang.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Sunday, April 11, 194313DUseful salvage item.Harriot T. CookeFarrar