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362 results for SPOT

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

DateGridClueAuthor
52ASpyBen Gross and James Somers
51ADog unlikely to have a solid coatDavid Woolf
113ADifficult situation (3)Sam Ezersky and Byron Walden
118AAd (2)Neville Fogarty and Erik Agard
39AHelp in a gymDavid Steinberg
50DDifficult situation (3)Damon Gulczynski
54DTricky situationTimothy Polin
53DDalmatian featureZhouqin Burnikel
69ACatch sight of (3)Jacob Stulberg
60AWhat you might call a dogDerrick Niederman
19AEspy (3)Alan DeLoriea
18DHelp at the gym, sayDavid Steinberg
72ADick and Jane's dog (3)Bruce Haight
37ATV or radio adSusan Gelfand
39ALeopard's markingSam Buchbinder
65AWord after beauty or blindGary Cee
49DBleach targetCaleb Emmons
108ALend, slangilyDan Schoenholz
37ACatch sight of (3)David Phillips
23AFeature of a Dalmatian's coatLynn Lempel
106AAdvanceIan Livengood
65A"See ___ run"Matt Fuchs
18AGym requestSam Ezersky
10APretreater targetPatrick Berry
58DGood name for a Dalmatian (6)Ed Sessa
68AMarkJoel Fagliano
45ALend for a short whileBrendan Emmett Quigley
1DBindTracy Gray
105D"Great" red feature of JupiterPaul Hunsberger
46ALend, informally (2)Joon Pahk
60DGood name for a Dalmatian (6)Alex Vratsanos
8DAddJulian Lim
30DParking spaceNancy Salomon
49ALocate, as WaldoXan Vongsathorn
31AGood name for a Dalmatian (6)Tim Darling
106ADry cleaner's challengeMike Shenk
70AGive a handicap ofJoel Fagliano
17A"Out, damned ___!"Randy Sowell
55DDescryGary & Stephen Kennedy
6DDick and Jane's dog (3)John Greenman
36D"You missed a ___!" (2)Michael Langwald
31DPrimer poochWill Nediger
5DGood name for a Dalmatian (6)David J. Kahn
56DCatch sight of (3)Larry Shearer
121ARelative of RoverAndrew M. Greene and Craig Kasper
1APredicament (7)Joe DiPietro
1ACommercialJoe DiPietro
10APredicament (7)Barry C. Silk
25DCatch a glimpse ofMike Torch
84DLend, informally (2)Brendan Emmett Quigley
13DParking place (2)Barry C. Silk
93DSoft or sweet followerPatrick Berry
60APrimer dogM. Francis Vuolo
51AAdvance, slangily (2)Peter Abide and Steven Kahn
4AAdvance, slangily (2)Elizabeth C. Gorski
114DKind of checkDavid J. Kahn
5APick outMark Diehl
10DButterfly wing featurePatrick Berry
115APredicament (7)Richard Silvestri
17ATheater lightRich Norris
39AGood name for a Dalmatian (6)Susan Harrington Smith
31AParking place (2)Chuck Menning and Mitch Komro
53DDetect (2)Patrick Merrell
70ASmudge (4)Elizabeth C. Gorski
46DKind of announcementDonald E. West
70ASmudge (4)Nancy Salomon and Harvey Estes
24D"X" may mark itSarah Keller
60DGood name for a Dalmatian (6)A. J. Santora
54DPrimer petRichard Silvestri
25DPoor name for a solid-colored dogGregory E. Paul
38AMeasles symptomEileen Lexau
1A"You missed a ___!" (2)Ed Early
16ADescriptive dog nameElizabeth C. Gorski
46APredicament (7)Manny Nosowsky
62DPredicament (7)Nancy Salomon
10ACheetah featureJoey Crumley
15ASmudge (4)Philip Lew
68ASeeAlan Arbesfeld
86AAd (2)Cathy Millhauser
29ACleaner's challengeLloyd E. Pollet
22ADick and Jane's dog (3)Gregory E. Paul
21APredicament (7)John Scott Marrone
1DLady Macbeth's problemHenry Hook
59ATV ad (2)Elizabeth C. Gorski
10ATraditional pooch nameMatt Gaffney
1ADifficult position (2)Fran and Lou Sabin
51DTV commercialNancy Salomon
41DDetect (2)Lois Sidway
35D"Fix"Robert H. Wolfe
40ACommon dog's name (2)Peter Gordon
59DFido's cousinRandall J. Hartman
44DSmudge (4)Cathy Millhauser
54ATV ad (2)E. C. Gorski
27DDifficult situation (3)K. Hodge
67APredicament (7)J. Schmalzbach
60DEspy (3)Nancy S. Ross
1ALady Macbeth wanted one outD.J. DeChristopher
42ACommon dog's name (2)Charles M. Deber
135AWool garmentsA.J. Santora
55DEspy (3)James L. Beatty
22DIt can be soft or blindJim Page
45DDifficult position (2)Joel Davajan
2DFlyspeckSidney L. Robbins

8 results for SPOT from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
Jul 5, 2015cryptic9DComing up, the best TV ad (4)Richard Silvestri
Jun 14, 2015acrosticPName for a DalmatianEmily Cox & Henry Rathvon
Aug 19, 2012diagramless28DWord after tight or sweetFred Piscop
May 27, 2012diagramless58DCleaner targetFred Piscop
Aug 7, 2011diagramless27DBleach targetMike Nothnagel
Jan 9, 2011diagramless1DLady Macbeth had a "damned" oneMike Nothnagel
Dec 22, 2002diagramless63DThis puzzle's theme marks it, with "the"Michael Shteyman
Feb 20, 2000cryptic9DComing up: the best ad on TV (4)Richard Silvestri

251 results for SPOT from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
10ADetectWilliam BaxleyMaleska
24ACleaner's targetNancy Scandrett RossMaleska
32DItem on a calico catManny NosowskyMaleska
1ALady Macbeth's problemBert RosenfieldMaleska
53DSmall defectThomas W. SchierMaleska
50DSeeNorma SteinbergMaleska
67AMunsters' petEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
36AEspyEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
45ADog of primersNancy JolineMaleska
24APrimer dogJoy L. WoukMaleska
38DMaculaMichael A. RampinoMaleska
33DMaculaMichael A. RampinoMaleska
94DEspyArthur W. PalmerMaleska
54APickleKevin BoyleMaleska
23AKind of checkWilliam BaxleyMaleska
47AEspyWilliam BaxleyMaleska
2DIn 20 Across, it was blackReginald L. JohnsonMaleska
38DItem on a calico catArthur W. PalmerMaleska
25DName for a DalmatianRobert H. WolfeMaleska
33DStainArthur W. PalmerMaleska
94AMunsters' petJeanne WilsonMaleska
10AMark on a leopardLois SidwayMaleska
1ABit partA.J. SantoraMaleska
39DPlace, as a cue ballDaniel GirardiMaleska
99DAnnouncement of a kindWilson McBeathMaleska
31DRecognizeArthur S. VerdescaMaleska
10ADetectThomas BohmMaleska
71AStainAlbert J. KlausMaleska
6ABlemishJudson G. TrentMaleska
57DLady Macbeth's damned thingJesse RoarkeMaleska
5AJohnny on the ___Evelyn BenshoofMaleska
9DTake note ofWilliam CanineMaleska
76AAllow as a handicapBert H. KruseMaleska
52DPlace preciselyChristopher SherwoodMaleska
35DCompany nicheRalph G. BeamanMaleska
47APredicamentJames R. BurnsMaleska
24DPrimer poochR. S. JonesMaleska
95DTen ___ (sawbuck)John R. ProsserMaleska
59DWhat X marksJoel D. LafargueMaleska
34DJohnny's localeI. Judah KoolykMaleska
55DName for a DalmatianChristy RidleyMaleska
10ABlemishJonesMaleska
58DPredicamentPeter SwiftMaleska
45DMake outWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
1AWhat X marksJim PageMaleska
31ADetectJames R. BurnsMaleska
61AKind of check or lightNorman S. WizerMaleska
60DWhat Lady Macbeth cursesArthur W. PalmerMaleska
55DType of news or surveyJames R. BurnsMaleska
10AStainWhittenMaleska
57DBlemishWhittenMaleska
93DAbomination to Lady MacbethMary Cee WhittenMaleska
10ACleaner’s concernDale O. BurgenerMaleska
52DEspyA. J. SantoraMaleska
52DPredicamentJoel D. LafargueMaleska
12DNoticeEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
69ALocationWhittenMaleska
47DBlemishElaine GeorgeMaleska
62ARecognizeNewellMaleska
47DMarkAnsteyMaleska
62ADick and Jane's petRogersMaleska
52DDescryNancy McCarthyMaleska
52ADick and Jane's dogJulian OchrymowychMaleska
1ACatch sight ofWilliam E. HeinemannMaleska
37ALocaleN. M. MeyerMaleska
24DLocalityJoy L. WoukMaleska
5ALady Macbeth's problemBette Sue CohenMaleska
10ABlemishCarduffMaleska
19AMaculationAlbert E. LytleMaleska
25DDetectGrace FabbroniMaleska
31DWhat X marksWilliam E. HeinemannMaleska
61DEspyJulian OchrymowychMaleska
1ABlack ___, plant diseaseMary Virginia OrnaMaleska
65ACommon canine nameI. Judah KoolykMaleska
61DMaculationHerb L. RisteenMaleska
43AKind of checkMargettsMaleska
9A"Out, damned ___!"Grace FabbroniMaleska
10AMake outWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
53DCleaner's concernJoy L. WoukMaleska
23AKind of checkJean J. DavisonMaleska
119DEspyWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
51ALocaleDavid J. Pohl and John M. SamsonMaleska
34DTablecloth no-noChet CurrierMaleska
24DWhat "X" marksKathryn RighterMaleska
5ADetectSidney L. RobbinsMaleska
51ADetectJeanette K. BrillMaleska
63AWhat X marksJohnsonMaleska
50DGive, as a handicapJeanette K. BrillMaleska
52DKind of checkHerb L. RisteenMaleska
95ANoticeMaria G. RiceMaleska
56ANoticeJay SpryMaleska
22AName for a dogHenry HookWeng
63AJohnny's placeFarrantWeng
52DSightJack L. SteinhardtWeng
63AName for a DalmatianPaul R. BarnesWeng
59DKind of light or checkJack L. SteinhardtWeng
50DWord for a non-face cardEvelyn BenshoofWeng
95ADetectA. J. SantoraWeng
50DKind of check or lightWilliam LutwiniakWeng
25AKind of lightReginald L. JohnsonWeng
68DKind of checkJ. A. FelkerWeng
53ADry-cleaner's concernManny MillerWeng
10AMake outWilliam LutwiniakWeng
10ALady Macbeth’s baneNorton RhoadesWeng
50A___ cashEli WesoffWeng
45AEspyUnknownWeng
50DLady Macbeth’s problemUnknownWeng
1AName for a firehouse petUnknownWeng
21DNoticeUnknownWeng
10ASmall amountUnknownWeng
9ABlemishUnknownWeng
19AWhat X marksUnknownWeng
54DNoticeUnknownWeng
44AEspyJack RosenthalWeng
48DBlemishManuel CanyesWeng
39DDry-cleaner's concernUnknownWeng
1DLocateUnknownWeng
26DStainUnknownWeng
25DSeeUnknownWeng
115ACleaner's concernGuido N. ScaratoWeng
1AOn the ___UnknownWeng
50DProblem of Lady MacbethUnknownWeng
61ACatch sight ofUnknownWeng
40DSullyUnknownWeng
27DName for a dogUnknownWeng
51DHit the ___UnknownWeng
39DCatch sight ofFrances HansenWeng
32DMottle.UnknownWeng
27DPick out.UnknownWeng
35AMake out.UnknownWeng
45DLocality.UnknownFarrar
14ADetect: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
49APlace.UnknownFarrar
60DCatch sight of.UnknownFarrar
124DCanine name.Will WengFarrar
70APlace.UnknownFarrar
36DAfter 18 Across, explanatory note.William LutwiniakFarrar
65APlace.Sara V. TuckermanFarrar
98ADetect.William A. Lewis, Jr.Farrar
65AParticular place.UnknownFarrar
100ARecognize.Ross L. Jamison, Jr.Farrar
67ALocality.W. E. JonesFarrar
93DNotice.Bert BeamanFarrar
10APatch.UnknownFarrar
25DPlace.UnknownFarrar
35DSpy.UnknownFarrar
54DSmall quantity, British style.UnknownFarrar
55DCatch sight of.UnknownFarrar
53AName for a Dalmatian.UnknownFarrar
53DSmall quantity.Louise EarnestFarrar
56ASee: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
5ALocate.UnknownFarrar
7DSmall amount: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
60AName for a Dalmatian.UnknownFarrar
34DPlace.UnknownFarrar
107APosition.Sidney LambertFarrar
129DMottle.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
42APlace.UnknownFarrar
16ASee: Colloq.W. E. JonesFarrar
101AName for a Dalmatian.Diana SessionsFarrar
13DRecognize: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
34DLocation.UnknownFarrar
37APlace.UnknownFarrar
93DBit: Brit. colloq.Threba JohnsonFarrar
40DTen-___.Herbert EttensonFarrar
33DWhat X marks.UnknownFarrar
49DSmall amount.UnknownFarrar
53APlace.Hume R. CraftFarrar
56DName for a Dalmatian.UnknownFarrar
25ALocate.UnknownFarrar
83DLocality.Sidney LambertFarrar
35APatch.W. E. JonesFarrar
55ADetect: Colloq.Lois HillisFarrar
50DCircle of light, on stage.UnknownFarrar
48ALocality.UnknownFarrar
1APlace.UnknownFarrar
24DReady, as cash.UnknownFarrar
51DSmall amount: Brit. colloq.UnknownFarrar
26ARecognize: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
45ALocate.UnknownFarrar
1ALocality.UnknownFarrar
35DPlace.UnknownFarrar
29DDetect: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
63DPatch.UnknownFarrar
35AName for a Dalmatian.UnknownFarrar
47DLocality.UnknownFarrar
51DFleck.John F. ByrneFarrar
8DName for a Dalmatian.Louis SabinFarrar
21DDetect: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
57DMark.Geraldine KingFarrar
73DFood fish.Paula BauersmithFarrar
63DName for a Dalmatian.Helen FasuloFarrar
51ALocale.Anthony MorseFarrar
5AJohnny-on-the-___.S. A. KayFarrar
59DPlace.Helen FasuloFarrar
50DRecognize: Colloq.Helen SmathersFarrar
86DSmall quantity, in Britain.Thomas MeekinFarrar
45DLocation.Joseph LaFauciFarrar
12DBeam of light, in the theatre.UnknownFarrar
6ALocation.Thomas MeekinFarrar
59AMade at random, as a check.Helen K. WhitmanFarrar
40ASmall amount: Brit. colloq.UnknownFarrar
48DReady, as cash.UnknownFarrar
9ARecognize: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
10ASmall amount: Colloq.Thomas MeekinFarrar
4DTheatrical light.Harold T. BersFarrar
65ALocation.Herbert EttensonFarrar
10ALocality.Anthony MorseFarrar
19AMade at random.Elizabeth LaingFarrar
36DLocate.S. A. KayFarrar
55DCatch with the eye.S. A. KayFarrar
50DAce.Jules ArensbergFarrar
46APip.Thomas MeekinFarrar
53DTheatrical light: Colloq.Herbert LisleFarrar
10ASmall amount: Brit. colloq.H. L. RisteenFarrar
43APatch.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
10ARecognize: Colloq.Mel TaubFarrar
51DKind of news.Fletcher CoatesFarrar
53DLocality.UnknownFarrar
49DRecognize.H. L. RisteenFarrar
68A___ check.Ruth H. OliverFarrar
64ALocate.S. A. KayFarrar
31DDetect: Colloq.George HendersonFarrar
31DPlace.Roberta MorseFarrar
93ALocality.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
21ATheatrical light.Israel GitterFarrar
9DName for a Dalmatian.Jules ArensbergFarrar
10ALocality.Bernice GordonFarrar
83DSee: Colloq.Thomas MeekinFarrar
21ADetect: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
67APip on a domino.George HendersonFarrar
56AA small quantity, in Britain.Jules ArensbergFarrar
57DA small quantity, as of tea, in England.UnknownFarrar
6ARecognize: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
61ALady Macbeth wanted it out.UnknownFarrar
10AGood name for a dog.UnknownFarrar
59DWhat X marks.S. A. KayFarrar
21ALady Macbeth's worry.Harold T. BersFarrar
60DSmall quantity of something.S. A. KayFarrar
82DDetect.Alberta N. BurtonFarrar
10D"Out, damned ___."Thomas MeekinFarrar
8DDamned by Lady Macbeth.Thomas MeekinFarrar
90DSmall quantity: Colloq.Harold T. BersFarrar
124AShort radio commercial.Harold T. BersFarrar
86ATaint.W. W. WebsterFarrar
28DEspy: Colloq.P. J. LamannaFarrar
61ADamned, but not out: Macbeth.Thomas MeekinFarrar
96DMacule.Willard N. JordanFarrar
134A"This dim ___ which men call earth."—Milton.Louis BaronFarrar
104DLimelight: Theatrical slang.Charles ErlenkotterFarrar
130D"This dim ___ which men call earth."—Milton.Mrs. Hedley V. CookeFarrar