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53 results for REDTAPE

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

DateGridClueAuthor
Mon Mar 19, 201823A*Bureaucratic rigmaroleMichael Wiesenberg and Andrea Carla Michaels
Sun Mar 11, 201893AForms, forms and more formsMatthew Sewell
Sun Oct 22, 2017110AExcessive regulationTracy Gray
Sun Jul 24, 20165DSome complicationsDavid Steinberg
Thu Mar 13, 20144DBureaucracy (2)Alex Vratsanos
Thu Dec 8, 20112DBureaucratic hoopsDaniel A. Finan
Fri Mar 5, 201017ANice thing to cut throughLouis Hildebrand
Thu Feb 25, 20105DDelay causeHolden Baker
Wed Mar 18, 20094DReason for a long delay in getting approval, maybeRobert A. Doll
Sun Sep 19, 200422ACause for delayKyle Mahowald
Tue May 11, 200410DBureaucratic tangleLee Glickstein and Nancy Salomon
Mon Feb 24, 200328ABureaucratic stuff (2)Gregory E. Paul
Thu Jul 11, 20023DBarrier to progressElizabeth C. Gorski
Sat Jan 3, 199839DOval Office supplies?Rich Norris
Sun Aug 17, 199781ABureaucratic stuff (2)Cathy Millhauser
Thu Dec 19, 199640DBureaucratic problemC. Millhauser
Sat Aug 10, 199614DGovernment bonds?R. Norris
Sun May 14, 199543AComplicationsRichard Silvestri
Tue Feb 7, 199538DBureaucracy (2)Matt Gaffney

4 results for REDTAPE from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
Feb 19, 2017acrosticKHoops to jump through before action is taken (2 wds.)Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon
May 16, 2010cryptic19DAnnoying bureaucratic procedures predate changes (3,4)Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon
Apr 17, 2005acrosticCAnnoying rules and regulations (2 wds.)Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon
Aug 19, 2001panda29AIt doesn't predate bureaucracyMel Taub

30 results for REDTAPE from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Sun Dec 6, 199290ABureaucratic wrappingJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Tue Nov 6, 199071ABureaucratic routineJoy L. WoukMaleska
Fri May 1, 198754AImpedimental officialeseMartha J. DeWittMaleska
Mon Sep 16, 19857DBureaucratic delaysJames R. BurnsMaleska
Sun Aug 5, 198436DBureaucratic impedimentVaughn KeithMaleska
Sat Mar 25, 197833DBureaucratic procedureWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Thu Jun 19, 19759DBureaucratic finish lineEvelyn BenshoofWeng
Sun Jan 7, 197377DBureaucracyEdward J. O'BrienWeng
Sat Nov 11, 19721ABureaucratic specialtyUnknownWeng
Thu Dec 26, 196823AOfficial inefficiency.Louise EarnestFarrar
Tue Oct 15, 196853ASymbol of delay or inaction.UnknownFarrar
Sun Apr 14, 196889DBureaucratic procedure.Diana SessionsFarrar
Sat Dec 18, 196567ALegal forms and more forms.UnknownFarrar
Tue Nov 9, 19658DOfficial routine and delay.UnknownFarrar
Wed May 5, 196548AOfficialism.UnknownFarrar
Fri Mar 5, 196562ABane of bureaucracy.UnknownFarrar
Mon Jan 18, 19659DBureaucratic procedure.UnknownFarrar
Sun Dec 20, 196447DBureaucratic problem.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Tue Aug 27, 196338AOfficial impedimenta.Louise EarnestFarrar
Sun Apr 21, 196311DSymbol of delay.A. J. SantoraFarrar
Fri Aug 25, 19611ASymbol of official delay, inaction, etc.UnknownFarrar
Mon Apr 24, 196137ABane of bureaucracy.UnknownFarrar
Thu Jan 2, 195815DBane of bureaucracy.Helen BernardFarrar
Sun Sep 20, 19533DOfficial routine.Ethel LeStrangeFarrar
Sun May 31, 195352ABureaucracy's "offspring."Israel GitterFarrar
Fri May 15, 195323AA problem on Capitol Hill.UnknownFarrar
Tue May 6, 195245DWashington tanglefoot.UnknownFarrar
Thu May 17, 19513DUnpopular government product.UnknownFarrar
Fri Apr 13, 195158AUnpopular Government product.UnknownFarrar
Mon Feb 12, 195144DExcessive attention to routine in official doings.Helen H. ChapmanFarrar