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305 results for RATS

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

DateGridClueAuthor
Tue Jun 5, 20184D"Phooey!" (16)Peter Gordon
Wed Apr 18, 20189ACharlie Brown lamentationPeter A. Collins and Bruce Haight
Sun Mar 11, 201855A"Darn it all!" (5)Matthew Sewell
Fri Dec 15, 201729A"Aw, man!"Jacob Stulberg
Sun Sep 17, 2017126A"Darn it!" (4)Mark MacLachlan
Tue Apr 18, 201719A"Darn it all!" (5)Bruce Haight
Mon Mar 13, 201725D"Darn!" (12)Alan DeLoriea
Wed Feb 15, 201710AUnwanted subway sightsJesse Eisenberg and Patrick Blindauer
Tue Nov 22, 201613D"Darn!" (12)Andrew Zhou
Tue Oct 25, 201666ASnitches (on)John E. Bennett
Tue Sep 20, 201671A"Phooey!" (16)Tracy Bennett
Wed Aug 3, 201655D"Consarn it!"Neville Fogarty
Fri Mar 11, 201611DBad singers?Martin Ashwood-Smith
Fri Jan 15, 201621ADisappointed outburstPatrick Berry
Sun Jan 3, 201663A"I hate when that happens!"David Woolf
Mon Nov 23, 201568A"Doggone it!" (3)Parker Lewis
Mon Sep 21, 201573A"Darn it!" (4)Bruce Haight
Sun Jul 12, 201517D"Dagnabbit!"Patrick Berry
Tue Jun 30, 201547ASquealers (2)Susan Gelfand
Mon Jan 19, 201510D"Gosh darn it!"Jean O'Conor
Thu Jan 15, 201513D"Shoot!"Herre Schouwerwou
Mon Feb 17, 201473A"Darn it all!" (5)David Gray
Sun Apr 14, 201323A"Bummer!"Elizabeth C. Gorski
Sun Nov 11, 201226D"Curses!"Elizabeth C. Gorski
Thu Oct 11, 201225AWinston's biggest fear in "1984"Byron Walden
Sun Jul 15, 201297D"Darn!" (12)Randolph Ross
Sun Mar 25, 2012103DCry often made while snapping the fingersPatrick Berry
Fri Feb 24, 201227D"I hate it when that happens!" (2)Patrick Berry
Wed Feb 15, 201221D"Peanuts" expletive (2)Peter A. Collins
Sat Dec 31, 201154DExperiment runners?Joe Krozel
Mon Nov 21, 201155D"Darn!" (12)Peter A. Collins
Thu Oct 20, 201157A"What rotten luck!"Patrick Berry
Mon Oct 17, 20119ALaboratory maze runnersPatrick Berry
Wed Jan 26, 20114D"Fiddlesticks!" (2)David Murchie
Wed Dec 8, 201015AMrs. Frisby's charges in "The Secret of NIMH"Mike Nothnagel
Tue Oct 26, 20101D"Darn it!" (4)Chris Handman
Tue Oct 19, 201022DSlum verminFred Piscop
Wed Sep 1, 201069ACry from Charlie Brown (2)Michael Torch
Wed Feb 24, 201052ACandidates for witness protection programsKenneth J. Berniker
Sat Aug 16, 200822AWinston Smith's greatest fear, in "1984"Byron Walden
Wed Apr 2, 200811D"Darn it all!" (5)Patrick Merrell
Tue Feb 26, 200858DPiper's followersSarah Keller
Tue Jan 1, 20086DHamelin's problemAdam G. Perl
Sun Dec 16, 200734ALoser's cry (2)David J. Kahn and Steve Kahn
Fri Dec 7, 200727D"I hate it when that happens!" (2)Patrick Berry
Fri Nov 23, 200723ATwo-timing typesPaula Gamache
Tue Nov 13, 200760A"Darn!" (12)Fred Piscop
Wed Oct 10, 200762DMafiosi who "flip"Robert Zimmerman
Wed Jul 4, 200737D"Phooey!" (16)Patrick Blindauer
Thu Mar 22, 200761A"The Secret of NIMH" figuresKaren M. Tracey
Mon Nov 27, 200665ACry from Charlie Brown (2)Marlon R. Howell
Thu Aug 17, 200660D"Darn it all!" (5)Harvey Estes
Sat Jun 3, 20069DRefuse visitors (3)Brendan Emmett Quigley
Sun Mar 26, 200666D"Darn!" (12)Patrick Berry
Sun Dec 19, 20044DLoser’s cry (2)Frances Hansen (1919-2004)
Sun Nov 21, 200467A"Phooey!" (16)Kumar Balani
Tue Nov 9, 200432D"Phooey!" (16)Robert Dillman
Thu Jul 22, 200441D"Doggoneit!" (3)Greg Staples
Mon Sep 15, 200364A"Phooey!" (16)Sheldon Benardo
Fri Aug 29, 200313DDumpsite sightsGilbert H. Ludwig
Wed May 21, 200357D"Phooey!" (16)Paula Gamache
Tue Apr 29, 200332DSquealers (2)Norma Johnson
Sun Apr 13, 200333D"Fiddlesticks!" (2)Charles Deber
Mon Feb 3, 200364AVerminSheldon Benardo
Fri Jan 17, 200328DStinkersSherry O. Blackard
Sun Dec 22, 200282DLab subjectsFrances Hansen
Sun Nov 24, 2002102A"Dang it all!"Nancy Salomon and Lee Glickstein
Mon Oct 28, 200233DFollowers of the Pied Piper of HamelinRandy Sowell
Sat Oct 19, 20025DSome lab stockDonald E. West
Tue Aug 13, 200246A"Of all the luck!"Robert Malinow
Tue Jun 11, 200222D"Darn it!" (4)Nancy Kavanaugh
Sat May 25, 200245ARefuse visitors? (3)Frank Longo
Wed Feb 27, 200269A"Doggone it" (3)Brendan Emmett Quigley
Mon Oct 29, 200163D"Darn!" (12)Richard Hughes
Sat Oct 6, 200128ATellers (2)Rich Norris
Sun Mar 4, 20011D"Darn!" (12)Cathy Millhauser
Sun Aug 20, 2000114ACharlie Brown's exclamationCharles M. Deber
Tue Jun 20, 200050ACharlie Brown expletiveNancy Salomon
Fri Jan 7, 200010DSo-and-sosManny Nosowsky
Mon Sep 27, 199928APlague carriersEd Early
Fri Aug 13, 199928D"Darn!" (12)Frances Hansen
Wed Jun 30, 199962DCharlie Brown exclamation (2)Manny Nosowsky
Sun Jan 24, 199988D"Phooey!" (16)Robert Malinow
Sat Jan 2, 199963ATellers? (2)Rich Norris
Sun Oct 4, 1998106ARefuse visitors (3)Frank Longo
Sat Aug 1, 199852DWord of disappointmentJoe DiPietro
Sun Mar 8, 199890A"Phooey!" (16)Richard Silvestri
Tue Dec 16, 199732DLab runnersElizabeth C. Gorski
Mon Nov 3, 199734D"Fudge!"Stephanie Spadaccini
Sun Jun 8, 199785A"Phooey!" (16)Richard Silvestri
Tue Apr 29, 199746D"Phooey!" (16)Jeff Herrington
Fri Apr 18, 19979D"Darn!" (12)Martin Ashwood-Smith
Thu Jan 30, 19976A"Nuts!"D. Motley
Sat Jan 11, 199726D"Phooey!" (16)R. Norris
Tue Nov 12, 199633A"Darn!" (12)E. Lexau
Fri Jun 14, 199622AComics expletiveR. Norris
Mon Apr 1, 199670A"Peanuts" expletive (2)F. Piscop
Sun Feb 11, 19967D"Darn!" (12)Harvey Estes
Sun Oct 22, 1995130A"Phooey!" (16)Matt Gaffney
Wed Sep 13, 19953DCharlie Brown exclamation (2)Eileen Lexau
Sun Mar 19, 199574D"Phooey!" (16)Alex K. Justin
Wed Jan 4, 199571A"Phooey!" (16)Stephanie Spadaccini
Sat Oct 1, 199450D"Phooey!" (16)Bob Klahn
Mon Mar 28, 199433ACharlie Brown's "Darn!"William P. Baxley
Tue Jan 25, 199422AOpposite of "yippee!"Joel Davajan
Sun Jan 9, 199411D"Phooeyl''Mel Rosen

5 results for RATS from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
Apr 22, 2018panda46ATars see them on sinking shipsMel Taub
Jun 18, 2017cryptic25DTraitors ran a tight ship, initially (4)Fraser Simpson
Jul 31, 2016panda5DStar turnJoel Fagliano
Mar 2, 2014cryptic13AShoot top performer from behind (4)Fraser Simpson
Oct 4, 1998cryptic5DPrincipal is coming up. Darn! (4)Richard Silvestri

194 results for RATS from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Sun Oct 17, 1993131ABackward starJeanette K. BrillTaub
Mon Oct 4, 19933DStooliesScottTaub
Sat Apr 3, 199350D"Phooey!"Bernard MerenMaleska
Sun Feb 28, 199390DHamelin's problemKenneth HaxtonMaleska
Wed Jan 6, 199368A"Oh, heck!"Lois SidwayMaleska
Fri Jan 1, 199361DMild expletiveNancy Scandrett RossMaleska
Tue Sep 15, 199269ACry of frustrationMartha J. DeWittMaleska
Mon Feb 17, 199221DPiper's followersWilson McBeathMaleska
Thu Feb 13, 199218DCharlie Brown's expletiveJoel D. LafargueMaleska
Thu Jan 16, 199257DSquealsC. McInerneyMaleska
Wed Nov 20, 199138ASquealsWilliam E. HeinemannMaleska
Fri Nov 8, 199156DMild expletiveJesse RoarkeMaleska
Tue Oct 1, 199152DCry of frustrationMartha J. DeWittMaleska
Fri Sep 20, 199141AGerbils' kinEli WesoffMaleska
Sun Jul 28, 19911AHamelin's problemRichard SilvestriMaleska
Thu Jul 18, 199111DDarn!Robert KatzMaleska
Sun Jun 9, 19917D"Peanuts" plaintLouis SabinMaleska
Sun Mar 31, 199197ASquealsNancy Nicholson JolineMaleska
Mon Mar 25, 199161DWord of disgustReginald L. JohnsonMaleska
Mon Feb 4, 199118ARodentsFred TooleMaleska
Thu Dec 20, 199024DDarn!Robert H. WolfeMaleska
Thu Nov 15, 19907DBackward star?Eugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Sun Nov 11, 1990110D"Willard" creaturesJune A. BoggsMaleska
Sat Oct 27, 199031APied Piper followersNancy JolineMaleska
Sun Sep 9, 1990113AStar in reverseJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Sun Sep 2, 199070DPied Piper's entourageFrances HansenMaleska
Fri Jun 1, 199027ABackward star?Michael A. RampinoMaleska
Tue May 29, 19903DNuts; phooeyNancy JolineMaleska
Thu Mar 8, 19905ADesertersErnst TheimerMaleska
Sun Feb 18, 199082DDesertersJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Fri Jun 16, 198945ABackward star?Rhonda KrausMaleska
Thu Jun 15, 198923A"Peanuts" expletiveLouis SabinMaleska
Fri Mar 10, 198956DCry in a Schulz creationWilliam BaxleyMaleska
Wed Mar 8, 198957DWord of annoyancePeter SwiftMaleska
Sun Dec 18, 1988107AExpression of disgustEdward MarcheseMaleska
Sun Jul 24, 198811DWord from Charlie BrownBert RosenfieldMaleska
Thu Jun 9, 19888DInformersRobert O. DillmanMaleska
Tue May 24, 198850ACharlie Brown's expressionBarbara J. WeakleyMaleska
Mon Mar 21, 198810ABandicootsFrank GearyMaleska
Sun Mar 20, 198867DDarn it!Bert H. KruseMaleska
Wed Mar 16, 198836AMild expletiveJesse RoarkeMaleska
Mon Feb 1, 198820DCry of disgustRita YelleMaleska
Sun Oct 4, 198737AWhat a backward star may cryCaroline G. FitzgeraldMaleska
Fri Aug 7, 198730DBackward star?Mark DiehlMaleska
Wed Jun 17, 19873DCharlie Brown expletiveR. S. JonesMaleska
Mon Apr 27, 19877DWords of disgustJohnsonMaleska
Mon Feb 16, 198732DSnitchesVirginia L. YatesMaleska
Tue Feb 3, 198721DFalse hairpiecesJames R. BurnsMaleska
Mon Dec 1, 198664AExpletive in a Schulz comicFred TooleMaleska
Wed Oct 15, 198657D"Peanuts" expletiveWhittenMaleska
Mon Mar 24, 198647A"Peanuts" expletiveWhittenMaleska
Thu Mar 6, 198622ACharlie Brown expletiveBert RosenfieldMaleska
Wed Aug 21, 198551DCharlie Brown expletiveNorma SteinbergMaleska
Fri Jul 19, 198543APhooey!James BarrickMaleska
Mon May 20, 198534AHamelin's baneBitoniMaleska
Thu Apr 11, 198532AExclamation of disgustBrian G. TylerMaleska
Mon Mar 25, 198533APoufs' kinEvelyn BenshoofMaleska
Sat Dec 8, 198423D"Confound it!"Alan ArbesfeldMaleska
Mon Aug 20, 198461ABackward star?Albert J. KlausMaleska
Tue Jun 26, 198441DShip desertersJohn M. SamsonMaleska
Tue Jul 5, 198323AScornful exclamationBarbara J. WeakleyMaleska
Tue Mar 22, 19831DMild expletiveEvelyn BenshoofMaleska
Tue Feb 15, 198321ADesertersLois SidwayMaleska
Thu Sep 23, 198259A"Darn!"Jeanne WilsonMaleska
Fri May 14, 198250DPied Piper followersJoan WhitmanMaleska
Tue Mar 30, 198243APhooey!Arthur W. PalmerMaleska
Mon Jan 11, 198220ADeserters of sinking shipsHerb L. RisteenMaleska
Thu Sep 10, 19818DPshaw!Herb L. RisteenMaleska
Sat Aug 29, 198144A"___, Lice and History," Zinsser bookJohn FinchMaleska
Fri Aug 28, 19811DExclamation in a Schulz comicC. J. AngioMaleska
Thu May 21, 198156DCry of disgustC. J. AngioMaleska
Sat May 2, 198155DPhooey!Vaughn KeithMaleska
Tue Apr 21, 198122DBetrayersJankeMaleska
Tue Mar 31, 198151AExpression of disgustHallie & Gerald ParsonsMaleska
Wed Mar 25, 198122A"Gosh darn it!"Bernice GordonMaleska
Wed Mar 18, 198149A"Phooey!"C. J. AngioMaleska
Mon Jan 26, 19817DWord of disgustSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Sat Dec 6, 198053DCry of a backward star?RobertsonMaleska
Mon Oct 6, 198018DExclamation of annoyancePeter SwiftMaleska
Tue Aug 26, 198011DExclamation of disgustJoan WhitmanMaleska
Sun Nov 4, 197920DPhooey!William LutwiniakMaleska
Tue Aug 14, 19797DWord of disgustR. W. GreenleafMaleska
Tue Jul 10, 197963APhooey!Herb L. RisteenMaleska
Sun Mar 18, 197943DPhooey!David J. Pohl & John M. SamsonMaleska
Mon May 8, 197819ATraitorsJean J. DavisonMaleska
Tue Nov 1, 19771D"Peanuts" expletiveHerb L. RisteenMaleska
Thu Sep 1, 19776A"Gosh darn it!"A. J. SantoraMaleska
Tue Aug 30, 197746ACry of disgustMcDermottMaleska
Fri May 13, 19771ACry of disappointmentA. J. SantoraMaleska
Wed Mar 30, 197760A"Gosh darn it!"Evelyn B. RosenthalMaleska
Mon Jan 24, 197759D"Peanuts" expletiveHenry HookWeng
Tue Jan 18, 197754DTurns informerJean ReedWeng
Mon Dec 27, 197648DCry of disgustMartha J. DeWittWeng
Fri Oct 22, 197655DShip stowawaysSidney L. RobbinsWeng
Mon Aug 30, 197640ACry of disgustJay SpryWeng
Sat Jul 10, 197669AFamous leaversMarion MoeserWeng
Sun Jan 25, 19766ACry of disgustVirginia SchneiderWeng
Sun Jan 18, 197614DZounds!Nancy W. AtkinsonWeng
Mon Jul 7, 19753DSinking-ship quittersJohn FinchWeng
Sat Jun 21, 197553D"Peanuts" expletiveWilliam LutwiniakWeng
Thu May 22, 197562AMild expletiveBert H. KruseWeng
Sat Nov 9, 197413DWord of disgustAnthony B. CanningWeng
Tue Sep 10, 197411DRolls of hairGladys V. MillerWeng
Fri Sep 6, 197435ACry of disgustAnthony B. CanningWeng
Thu Sep 5, 197455ACharlie Brown wordGeorge LaczkoWeng
Mon May 27, 19747DExclamation of disgustReginald L. JohnsonWeng
Fri Jan 18, 197434AHamelin's undesirablesThomas SheehanWeng
Sun Oct 14, 197341AHair padsJay SpryWeng
Fri Jul 6, 197339DHamelin invadersUnknownWeng
Tue Mar 27, 197329DDarn it!UnknownWeng
Thu Mar 15, 19731ABetrayersUnknownWeng
Tue Jul 11, 197242ADarn it!UnknownWeng
Thu Jun 22, 197244AHair piecesUnknownWeng
Wed May 31, 19726ATurns informerUnknownWeng
Sat Mar 25, 197262ALab animalsUnknownWeng
Sun Mar 19, 197274ACry of disgustHerb RisteenWeng
Mon Mar 6, 197267APied Piper satellitesUnknownWeng
Mon Nov 29, 197122DCry of disgustUnknownWeng
Sat Oct 23, 19716DSquealsUnknownWeng
Tue Oct 12, 197145APiper's followersUnknownWeng
Sun May 2, 1971112DCharlie Brown expletiveAlfio MicciWeng
Wed Dec 16, 197013DHairpiecesUnknownWeng
Wed Oct 28, 197069AExclamationUnknownWeng
Wed Jul 15, 197016ADesertersUnknownWeng
Sun Jul 5, 197043AExclamationNancy SchusterWeng
Tue May 26, 197059DNonsense!UnknownWeng
Wed Mar 4, 197010ASlangy exclamationUnknownWeng
Thu Feb 12, 197012DCharlie Brown expletiveUnknownWeng
Fri Jan 23, 197042APshaw!UnknownWeng
Wed Nov 12, 196913DBetrayers.UnknownWeng
Wed Oct 1, 196935AWord of disgust.UnknownWeng
Thu Jan 23, 196954DWord of disgust.UnknownWeng
Thu Jan 9, 196924ANonsense!UnknownWeng
Sun Oct 13, 196855AHamelin's problemAnthony MorseFarrar
Sun Mar 3, 196816ASlangy exclamation.Will WengFarrar
Fri Nov 10, 19671DBig-city problem.UnknownFarrar
Fri Aug 25, 196719ASubject of Congressional debate.Lois HillisFarrar
Wed May 24, 196767ARodents.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Fri Dec 23, 19661DSlangy exclamation.UnknownFarrar
Sun Mar 20, 196661DSlangy exclamation.A. J. SantoraFarrar
Thu Mar 3, 196658DShip deserters.UnknownFarrar
Sat Nov 20, 196524AGnawing animals.UnknownFarrar
Fri Feb 19, 196529ABalderdash!UnknownFarrar
Sun Aug 2, 196461DPiper followers.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Sat Jan 11, 196446ABalderdash!Diana R. SessionsFarrar
Tue Nov 26, 196341APshaw!H. L. RisteenFarrar
Sat Jan 19, 196345AVermin.S. A. KayFarrar
Mon Dec 17, 196243ABalderdash!Eileen LexauFarrar
Sat Nov 3, 196214DThreat to Hamelin.UnknownFarrar
Sun Sep 30, 196293ANorway ___.Kathryn RighterFarrar
Fri Sep 7, 196264AHamelin's problem.UnknownFarrar
Sun Jul 15, 1962104DShip deserters.Jean ReedFarrar
Sun May 6, 196292APied Piper's victims.Sidney LambertFarrar
Wed Apr 18, 196254AHamelin's problem.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Fri Aug 18, 196135AStable fare.UnknownFarrar
Sun Aug 13, 196179AHamelin's problem.Mel TaubFarrar
Fri Apr 28, 196111DHamelin's problem.UnknownFarrar
Mon Dec 19, 196068AHamelin's problem in 1284.Arthur SchulmanFarrar
Thu Aug 18, 196063ABandicoots.UnknownFarrar
Tue May 24, 196032ABalderdash!UnknownFarrar
Sat Feb 6, 19608DCoiffure aids of former days.UnknownFarrar
Sun Oct 4, 19599DCorncrib pests.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Wed Feb 18, 195913DDestructive nuisances.Sidney LambertFarrar
Wed Sep 17, 195851DDesert ___.Harold T. BersFarrar
Sun Aug 17, 195847DExclamation of scorn: Slang.A. J. SantoraFarrar
Sun Aug 10, 195852DSlangy exclamation of scorn.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Tue Jul 15, 195840DRodents.S. A. KayFarrar
Sat Apr 12, 195836DRodents.S. A. KayFarrar
Tue Jan 21, 195843AGranary pests.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Mon Oct 28, 195710ADestructive animals.UnknownFarrar
Tue Sep 10, 195739DSlangy exclamation.H. L. RisteenFarrar
Mon Oct 15, 195625DScoundrels: Slang.Herbert LyleFarrar
Fri Feb 10, 195613DRodents.Mel TaubFarrar
Fri Jul 29, 195569ADestructive rodents.Victor GoldfarbFarrar
Sat May 28, 195518DGnawers.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Fri Dec 31, 195428ARodents.Alice SkodzusFarrar
Sat Dec 18, 195425DGranary dwellers.Harold T. BersFarrar
Wed Jun 9, 195458AImpatient exclamation.Ellsworth SmithFarrar
Thu Dec 17, 195323ANight raiders.Marion MoeserFarrar
Wed Nov 4, 195320DScornful exclamation: Slang.UnknownFarrar
Tue Oct 20, 19533DDeserters.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Mon Aug 31, 195343ADoublecrossers.Edward BucklerFarrar
Sun Jun 14, 195374DFiddlesticks!Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Sun Aug 10, 195277DBah!Willard N. JordanFarrar
Sun May 11, 195286DSlangy "Bah!"Hilda E. AllenFarrar
Sat Jul 28, 195154DExclamation of scoffing disbelief: Slang.UnknownFarrar
Sat Feb 17, 195140ABah!: Slang.James NesiFarrar
Sun Dec 17, 19505DBah!: Slang.Ralph AndersonFarrar
Sun Apr 11, 1948104AExclamation of disgust.Alice CookFarrar
Sun May 20, 194565AForsakes one's associates.Louis BaronFarrar
Sun Feb 27, 194417DHair pads.James E. KisnerFarrar
Sun Feb 13, 1944116AMurines.Louis ShieldsFarrar
Sun Oct 25, 19425DRodents.Alexis P. BoodbergFarrar
Sun May 24, 194213DTyphus carriers.Charles CrossFarrar