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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.

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

3 results for SMEAR from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
January 18, 2015diagramless46ADirty campaign tacticFred Piscop
March 4, 2012diagramless22AMakeup mess-upMike Nothnagel
February 12, 2006panda11DErma's slanderMel Taub

142 results for SMEAR from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

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

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