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207 results for SMEAR

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

DateGridClueAuthor
Sun Nov 26, 201781DBesmirch (2)Jeff Chen
Thu Sep 28, 201714DLipstick problemJoe Krozel
Tue Aug 1, 201766ABit of campaign nastinessJay Kaskel
Fri Mar 3, 201730AAttack ad tacticPatrick Berry
Mon Nov 2, 201513DBad-mouth (2)Loren Muse Smith and Andrea Carla Michaels
Thu Apr 10, 201438ACosmetic problemDavid Steinberg
Wed Nov 13, 201314DLipstick slipJean O'Conor
Wed Sep 25, 201310DCampaigner's dirty trickVictor Fleming and Bonnie L. Gentry
Mon Jun 24, 201342AMascara problemRobert Seminara
Thu May 16, 201366ACosmetician's goof (2)Brendan Emmett Quigley and Elizabeth Donovan
Sat May 11, 201354DCampaign dirty trick (2)Matt Ginsberg
Sun Mar 24, 2013123ADefameDan Schoenholz
Fri Oct 19, 201247DWhat decrepit windshield wipers doPatrick Berry
Wed Nov 16, 201122AVilifyGary Cee
Sat Jan 15, 20119DBad markBarry C. Silk
Sun Jan 2, 201125ASlurDavid Levinson Wilk
Tue Dec 7, 201034DDirty campaign tactic (3)Andrea Carla Michaels and Kent Clayton
Sun Dec 20, 200994AMakeup boo-booAlan Arbesfeld
Tue May 12, 200930DMakeup mishap (2)Wayne and P. K. King
Wed Apr 8, 200951ASlanderJoey Weissbrot
Mon Mar 23, 200933DMascara messRandy Sowell
Sun Sep 21, 200860DWindow washer's boo-booBrendan Emmett Quigley
Mon Sep 8, 200865ADirty campaign tactic (3)Oliver Hill
Mon Aug 11, 20086AEyeliner boo-booThomas Heilman
Sun Jun 15, 2008105DMakeup applier's boo-booJeremy Newton
Tue May 6, 20089DDirty political tactic (2)Gary J. Whitehead
Mon Feb 11, 200822AWet mascara worryKen Bessette
Sat Dec 8, 200731AMakeup problem (3)Barry C. Silk
Tue Sep 4, 200720AArtist's mishapManny Nosowsky
Tue Aug 14, 200747AEyeliner problemC. W. Stewart
Sat Jul 14, 200736DCampaign stapleVictor Fleming
Sun Nov 12, 200614DBit of negative campaigningPatrick Berry
Sun Sep 3, 200652DCampaign dirty trick (2)Lee Glickstein and Ben Tausig
Thu Mar 23, 200641ACosmetician's goof (2)Ethan Cooper
Fri May 6, 200520AMakeup mishap (2)Harvey Estes
Tue Dec 28, 20049AProblem with eyelinerElizabeth C. Gorski
Mon Oct 4, 200423DBesmirch (2)Seth A. Abel
Sun May 2, 2004112AImpugnDerrick Niederman
Tue Apr 8, 200370ASling mud at (2)Verna Suit
Tue Jan 21, 20038DSling mud at (2)Richard Chisholm
Wed May 1, 200229DMakeup problem (3)Steve Jones
Tue Dec 25, 200164AWindow washer's mistakePeter Gordon
Fri Jun 8, 20011DMirror marrerHarvey Estes and Nancy Salomon
Fri Jan 26, 200132ASlight on the stump, sayJoe DiPietro
Sat May 27, 200027AMakeup problem (3)Robert H. Wolfe
Sun Apr 9, 200097AMakeup artist's problemJoe DiPietro
Tue Mar 14, 200070AAttack ad, maybe (2)Cynthia Joy Higgins
Sun Jan 16, 200070AWindow cleaner's goofFred Piscop
Sun Oct 10, 199942DSlide specimenCathy Millhauser
Sat Sep 25, 199937AAttack ad, maybe (2)David J. Kahn
Tue Sep 1, 199864ADirty political tactic (2)Gene Newman
Fri Jan 24, 199761ACampaign tactic (2)D. J. Kahn
Tue Dec 31, 199637DDaubA. S. Verdesca
Tue Nov 12, 199649APublish lies aboutE. Lexau
Wed Jun 5, 199649ABad-mouth (2)G. R. Ferguson
Tue Nov 21, 199546DDirty campaign tactic (3)Thomas W. Schier
Fri Aug 4, 199517AIllustrator's goofChuck Deodene
Fri Apr 28, 19951DCampaign tactic (2)Rich Norris
Sun Mar 5, 199597DBlackenA.J. Santora
Mon Feb 27, 199513DLibelSidney L. Robbins
Sun Feb 19, 199514DSoilAlfio Micci
Sun Sep 18, 199471DRuin, as calligraphyMerl Reagle

3 results for SMEAR from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
Jan 18, 2015diagramless46ADirty campaign tacticFred Piscop
Mar 4, 2012diagramless22AMakeup mess-upMike Nothnagel
Feb 12, 2006panda11DErma's slanderMel Taub

142 results for SMEAR from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Sat Oct 30, 199350ABad-mouthRand H. BurnsTaub
Sun Oct 17, 199389ACampaign ployJeanette K. BrillTaub
Sat Jan 30, 199315DDefame (5)Robert LieblichMaleska
Thu Nov 26, 199212ADenigrateErnie FurtadoMaleska
Wed Aug 19, 199227DVilifyStanley GlassMaleska
Tue Aug 18, 199259AType of campaignWayne Hall-EastmanMaleska
Sun Jun 21, 199261DInsultLouis SabinMaleska
Sun Feb 9, 1992113DDaubJohn GreenmanMaleska
Wed Dec 25, 199149AVilificationNancy Scandrett RossMaleska
Sun Nov 24, 199135DUse finger paintsJudith C. DaltonMaleska
Tue Sep 24, 19915ADaubLois SidwayMaleska
Wed Jun 19, 199139ABesmirchBetty JorgensenMaleska
Sun May 19, 199150AUse finger paintsRalph G. BeamanMaleska
Fri Dec 7, 199043ADefameEileen LexauMaleska
Tue Oct 30, 19905DSullyRichard SilvestriMaleska
Tue Jul 24, 199069ADaubSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Wed Feb 7, 19909DBesmirchBetty JorgensenMaleska
Sat Sep 23, 19891ASullyNancy JolineMaleska
Tue Aug 29, 198940AVilifyHarold B. CountsMaleska
Fri May 19, 198928DCampaign tactic, sometimesPatterson PeppleMaleska
Thu Apr 20, 198970ABlotchArthur S. VerdescaMaleska
Sat Mar 11, 198944DCampaign calumnyBernard MerenMaleska
Tue Nov 15, 198858AMakeup mishapVirginia L. YatesMaleska
Sun Jun 12, 198881DBesmirchWarren W. ReichMaleska
Thu Jan 28, 19888DVilifyJune A. BoggsMaleska
Mon Dec 14, 198720ADaubAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Sun Aug 16, 198775DBesmirchJoy L. WoukMaleska
Sun Aug 2, 198759DDaubJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Sun Mar 1, 198790DCalumniateWilliam S. McIlrathMaleska
Thu Aug 14, 198617AVilifyWilliam CanineMaleska
Tue Mar 11, 198634AVilifyH. Hastings ReddallMaleska
Sun May 19, 198567AVilifyJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Sat May 4, 198538ACampaign tacticGayle DeanMaleska
Sat Apr 27, 198538ASlanderRobert KatzMaleska
Sat Jan 12, 198525AGlaze for potteryJack L. SteinhardtMaleska
Wed Sep 26, 198452APolitical slanderColeburyMaleska
Thu Aug 16, 198441AInsultTap OsbornMaleska
Thu Mar 8, 198431DUntidy markWhittenMaleska
Sun Jul 10, 1983106ASullyJ. Samuel SmartMaleska
Tue Mar 22, 198325DVilificationEvelyn BenshoofMaleska
Sun Mar 13, 198367AMalignEdward MarcheseMaleska
Sun Jan 9, 198359ACalumniateLouis BaronMaleska
Sat Oct 2, 198248DThrow mud atBert H. KruseMaleska
Tue Apr 6, 19824DSlanderWilliam CanineMaleska
Tue Oct 20, 19816DSlanderHerb L. RisteenMaleska
Sun Dec 21, 198095DMess upAnne FoxMaleska
Mon Oct 13, 198049DNasty campaign tacticSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
Fri Aug 15, 198043ADaubJoy L. WoukMaleska
Sat Jul 19, 19805AFingerprintRobert KatzMaleska
Sun Mar 23, 198077DVilificationHal R. HollingerMaleska
Sat Mar 22, 198032ASlanderJean J. DavisonMaleska
Sun Sep 30, 197968DSlanderTimothy S. LewisMaleska
Tue Jun 12, 197945ABlotchEvelyn BenshoofMaleska
Fri Mar 30, 197931DVilifyTap OsbornMaleska
Sat Mar 24, 197932DSlanderJean ReedMaleska
Sun Dec 17, 19787ASling mudHume R. CraftMaleska
Thu Nov 17, 197746DMedical-lab techniqueArnold MossMaleska
Sun Sep 11, 1977114DDefamationAlfio MicciMaleska
Fri Dec 31, 197630DFlub a paint jobMaura B. JacobsonWeng
Fri Oct 15, 197651DDaubJim PlacknerWeng
Wed Jul 28, 197654A___ campaign (dirty politics)Jim PageWeng
Tue Jul 15, 197548AFinger painting, e.g.George MadridWeng
Mon Jul 15, 197423DSlanderGeraldine Von MaluskiWeng
Mon Jun 10, 197447ASullyHerb L. RisteenWeng
Sun Mar 3, 197441DVilifyJim PageWeng
Mon Jan 14, 197427AType of campaignBill ScollonWeng
Sun Jun 10, 197399DMess upAlfio MicciWeng
Thu Nov 30, 197222APolitical tacticUnknownWeng
Mon Oct 9, 197247AMess upUnknownWeng
Wed Sep 13, 197246ALab-slide materialUnknownWeng
Sun Aug 6, 1972123ASnide attackJay SpryWeng
Sun Jul 30, 197217DDirty-politics ployKeith BlakeWeng
Mon May 8, 197218AStainUnknownWeng
Sun Mar 26, 1972106AFinger painting, oftenGladys V. MillerWeng
Wed Feb 23, 197232ADefileUnknownWeng
Thu Dec 16, 197154DPrepare a lab slideUnknownWeng
Fri Nov 26, 197141ACampaign tacticUnknownWeng
Thu Jul 15, 197139ASlanderUnknownWeng
Sat Mar 20, 197150ASmudgeUnknownWeng
Wed Aug 12, 197025DSlanderUnknownWeng
Sun Jul 5, 1970137DLab sampleNancy SchusterWeng
Wed May 20, 197025ABedaubUnknownWeng
Sun Feb 23, 196974ADaubFrances HansenWeng
Sun Jul 21, 196872DMalignWilliam LutwiniakFarrar
Mon Jan 29, 196829DSlander.UnknownFarrar
Tue Nov 7, 196729DCampaign weapon.UnknownFarrar
Mon Jul 3, 196726DUse finger paints.Samuel K. FliegnerFarrar
Wed May 31, 196733DVilification.William LutwiniakFarrar
Wed Apr 26, 196737AVilification.Lois HillisFarrar
Fri Apr 21, 196722ADefame.Jean ReedFarrar
Thu Dec 8, 196638DFingerpaint.UnknownFarrar
Sun Nov 6, 19666ABlotch.W. E. JonesFarrar
Sun Oct 23, 196638DDenigrate.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Sun Oct 2, 1966151ADaub.Will WengFarrar
Wed Aug 3, 196626DMake messy.UnknownFarrar
Sun Nov 3, 196393DDaub.Will WengFarrar
Sun Sep 15, 196362DBlur.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Wed Apr 3, 196330ABesmirch.UnknownFarrar
Fri Dec 28, 196228DPartial glaze on pottery.Cora GoodmanFarrar
Wed Dec 12, 196230ABesmirch.UnknownFarrar
Thu Nov 2, 196141DSully.UnknownFarrar
Wed Mar 22, 196144DBlur.Louise EarnestFarrar
Tue Nov 22, 196024DMalign.UnknownFarrar
Mon Oct 3, 196049ASmudge.UnknownFarrar
Sat Jul 9, 196031AFrequent political charge.UnknownFarrar
Sat May 21, 19603DPolitical weapon.UnknownFarrar
Fri Feb 19, 196055DMalign.UnknownFarrar
Wed Sep 9, 195925DMudslinger's delight.UnknownFarrar
Mon Jun 15, 195947DDefame.Albert V. BlumFarrar
Tue Apr 21, 195938ADaub.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Sat Jul 19, 195813DBedaub.UnknownFarrar
Mon Aug 26, 195743APolitical slander.Helen FasuloFarrar
Fri Aug 2, 195742AStigmatize.Cora GoodmanFarrar
Sun Jul 7, 1957113DMalign.Harold T. BersFarrar
Mon Jun 17, 195750ASpread over.S. A. KayFarrar
Mon Jan 28, 195739DBlotch.Sidney LambertFarrar
Sun Oct 28, 1956111AMalign.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Fri Aug 24, 195631DUntidy mark.Marion MoeserFarrar
Wed Aug 15, 195613DVilify.Sidney LambertFarrar
Sat Jun 2, 195664ABlotch.Bernice GordonFarrar
Sun Jan 8, 1956126ACampaign brickbat.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Thu Mar 31, 195525DDaub.UnknownFarrar
Sat Dec 4, 19545APartial erasure.Marian MoeserFarrar
Sun Nov 21, 195452DVilify.Alice CookFarrar
Wed Apr 21, 195429DPolitical slander.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Tue Mar 2, 195437ABlotch.Willard JordanFarrar
Mon Nov 9, 195348DCharacter assassination.Dorothy E. SmithFarrar
Thu Sep 4, 195254DSling campaign mud.UnknownFarrar
Thu Jul 10, 195221AWork of art with finger paints.UnknownFarrar
Thu Jul 3, 195233AWrongful accusation by inference or innuendo.UnknownFarrar
Tue Jun 17, 195235APolitically extreme tactic.UnknownFarrar
Sun Aug 12, 195197AMud-sling.Harold T. BersFarrar
Sat Jul 28, 195128DDaub.UnknownFarrar
Wed Jun 13, 195121ATechnique of the witch-hunt.UnknownFarrar
Sun Oct 30, 194990DBlotch.Edward BucklerFarrar
Sun Jul 11, 1948142ABedaub.Elizabeth PattersonFarrar
Sun Dec 21, 194758DSmudge.Elizabeth JacksonFarrar
Sun Dec 14, 1947130D"___ the sleepy grooms with blood."Louise RabbFarrar
Sun Jun 1, 194785DBlotch.Archie S. KreilingFarrar
Sun Aug 5, 194570DSully.Lester KeeneFarrar
Sun Nov 21, 194364APolitical mud pack.W. W. WebsterFarrar
Sun Oct 24, 194386DBedaub.Archie KreilingFarrar