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265 results for TIC

100 Shortz Era entries found. Click any date for context. Repeated clues show (number of Shortz Era occurrences).
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DateGridClueAuthor
Wed Sep 19, 201813APart of XXX (4)Scot Ober and Jeff Chen
Thu Aug 2, 201863DEvidence of a little spasmXan Vongsathorn
Tue Jul 10, 201842APeriodically tugging on one's ear, sayAlex Eaton-Salners
Tue Apr 10, 201857ASpasm (3)Alan Arbesfeld
Thu Mar 1, 201852AOne might be nervousTimothy Polin
Wed Feb 7, 201819DNervous twitch (2)Stu Ockman
Sat Dec 30, 201754DLittle jerk (4)Damon Gulczynski
Wed Nov 15, 201739AFirst X, saySteven E. Atwood
Sun Aug 27, 20171DSign of nervousnessJeff Chen
Mon Jul 10, 201750A___-tac-toe (5)Timothy Polin
Thu Jun 8, 201750ALittle jerk (4)David Steinberg
Fri Apr 28, 201733APart of XXX (4)David Steinberg
Fri Jun 3, 201630AConstantly adjusting one's glasses, e.g.Josh Knapp
Thu May 5, 20163DPart of XXX (4)David Poole
Sun Jan 24, 201686ATourette's symptomFrancis Heaney and Brendan Emmett Quigley
Sun Aug 30, 201563DPersonal quirk (5)Lee Taylor
Wed Aug 26, 20152DPart of X-X-X (4)Ian Livengood
Wed Jan 7, 201562DConstantly twirling a lock of hair, e.g.Greg Johnson
Sun Dec 7, 201461DIdiosyncrasy (4)Jeff Chen
Fri Sep 12, 201422DNot too big a jerkMichael Wiesenberg
Fri Aug 15, 201453DPeculiarity (2)Jeff Chen
Sun Jun 8, 20148DOdd mannerismPatrick Berry
Thu Apr 17, 201441DLittle jerk (4)Mary Lou Guizzo and Jeff Chen
Fri Dec 27, 201324ASmall jerkIan Livengood & J.A.S.A. Crossword Class
Sun Jan 27, 2013112DOne of the X's in XXX (2)Jeff Chen
Thu Dec 20, 201262AStarting O, maybeIan Livengood and J.A.S.A. Crossword Class
Sun Nov 25, 201252DOne of the X's in X-X-X (2)Jeff Chen
Thu Aug 9, 201223AWith 24- and 45-Across, game represented by this completed puzzle's gridJoe Krozel
Fri Aug 3, 201243ALittle jerk (4)Jeff Chen
Fri Jun 22, 201219AFoible (2)Josh Knapp
Tue Jan 3, 201223AIdiosyncrasy (4)Allan E. Parrish
Tue Oct 11, 201158AFirst of three X's or O'sEd Sessa
Mon Jun 13, 201136A___-tac-toe (5)Alex Vratsanos
Wed Nov 3, 201031DMuscle spasm (3)Tracy Gray
Wed Sep 29, 201034AFirst X or O, sayCharles Gersch
Sun Aug 22, 201090DPersonal quirk (5)Patrick Berry
Wed Oct 14, 200940DNervous mannerismRichard Silvestri
Tue Aug 25, 200938DQuirky habitBob Johnson
Tue May 12, 200924DBehavioral quirk (2)Wayne and P. K. King
Sun Nov 23, 200835DPersonal quirk (5)David J. Kahn
Sun Nov 2, 200815DPeculiarity (2)Elizabeth C. Gorski
Wed Jul 9, 200835DQuirk (9)Tim Wescott
Thu Oct 4, 200762ATwitch (4)Sheldon Benardo
Wed Jun 13, 200737APersonal quirk (5)Curtis Yee
Thu Aug 3, 200660DJerk (4)Nancy Salomon
Wed Dec 21, 20055DStart of a winning combinationDavid J. Kahn
Mon Aug 1, 200560A___-tac-toe (5)Kendall Twigg
Sun Jul 3, 200573AMuscle movementElizabeth C. Gorski
Mon May 9, 20058D___ Tacs (breath mints)Jim Hyres
Wed Apr 6, 200544AX-X-X partMichael Doran
Sun Jan 16, 200579DCertain X or ODamon J. Gulczynski
Tue Aug 31, 200421DPart of three-in-a-rowNancy Kavanaugh
Sat May 1, 200418AOne might be verbalByron Walden
Mon Apr 12, 20047DThe first O of O-O-OGail Grabowski
Fri Mar 26, 20044DQuirky behaviorNancy Kavanaugh
Thu Mar 18, 200464AQuirk (9)Lee Glickstein and Nancy Salomon
Sun Mar 14, 200488AQuirk (9)Craig Kasper
Mon Oct 27, 200327D___-tac-toe (5)Richard Miller
Sun Oct 12, 200353AQuirk (9)David J. Kahn
Fri Jul 11, 200354DFoible (2)Patrick Berry
Sat Nov 30, 200221AQuirk (9)Jim Page
Tue Jul 30, 200249ATwitch (4)Sherry O. Blackard
Sun Jun 30, 2002111DAn X could represent itJoe DiPietro
Sun Aug 19, 200169ASudden contractionDavid J. Kahn
Mon Aug 13, 200126AMuscle spasm (3)Sherry O. Blackard
Thu May 31, 200126AStart of a simple gameRobert H. Wolfe
Wed Apr 18, 200137DTwitch (4)A. J. Santora
Fri Dec 1, 200027DJerk (4)Bob Klahn
Mon Oct 9, 200058AIdiosyncrasy (4)Teresa M. Hackett
Tue Sep 5, 200063DPersonal quirk (5)Chris Sallade
Wed Oct 27, 199956DSpasm (3)Chris Sallade
Sat Sep 25, 199927DQuirk (9)David J. Kahn
Thu May 20, 199925AThe first X?Zack Butler
Thu Apr 22, 199963DGame openerDavid J. Kahn
Wed Dec 9, 199826AFacial movementAlan Arbesfeld
Sun Dec 6, 199837AQuirk (9)Marjorie Richter
Wed Jul 8, 199855AQuirk (9)Sam Bellotto Jr.
Mon Feb 23, 199826AFacial spasmMark Danna
Wed Jan 14, 199822DTwitch (4)William Bernhardt
Thu Oct 30, 199729DQuirk (9)Cathy Millhauser
Sun Sep 21, 199761DBehavioral quirk (2)Mike Shenk
Sat Sep 20, 199728DCertain XBob Klahn
Mon Aug 4, 199737AThe first X of X-X-XGregory E. Paul
Tue Nov 5, 19969DFirst of three-in-a-rowJeremiah Farrell
Thu Oct 24, 19963DOpening in "Hollywood Squares"M. S. Maurer
Thu Jul 11, 199625DBehavioral traitDavid J. Kahn
Wed Apr 3, 199626AInvoluntary muscle spasmM. Gaffney
Sat Dec 16, 199535DFixationBryant White
Sat Jul 22, 199537AParticularityRichard Thomas
Mon May 22, 199539A_____-tac-toe (5)Gregory E. Paul
Wed Apr 26, 199545DMuscle spasm (3)Wayne Robert Williams
Thu Apr 20, 199562AStart of a winning lineRaymond Hamel
Fri Mar 10, 19955DJerk (4)Frank A. Longo
Sun Dec 25, 199473AJerk (4)Randolph Ross
Wed Dec 21, 199435DSpasm (3)Alfio Micci
Fri Nov 25, 199427AOddity (2)Daniel R. Stark
Fri Jul 8, 199433DMannerismManny Nosowsky
Sat Jun 25, 199456DOddity (2)Manny Nosowsky
Tue May 31, 19944DIdiosyncrasy (4)Roger H. Courtney
Sun Mar 6, 19948DNervous twitch (2)Frances Hansen

4 results for TIC from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
Sep 25, 2016panda25AFollower of FranMel Taub
Feb 24, 2008diagramless4DThe first X in X-X-XPatrick Blindauer
Jul 3, 2005diagramless6DStart of X-X-XBrendan Emmett Quigley
Jul 20, 2003diagramless16DPart of XXXMichael Shteyman

161 results for TIC from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Tue Apr 6, 199356DMuscle contractionJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Thu Nov 19, 199251DMuscular contractionTap OsbornMaleska
Tue Sep 15, 199226AFacial spasmMartha J. DeWittMaleska
Tue Jan 7, 199266ATwitchMary S. SnyderMaleska
Sun Sep 29, 199177DPersonal quirkNancy Nicholson JolineMaleska
Wed Sep 4, 199161DMuscular contractionEugene T. MaleskaMaleska
Tue Jun 4, 199119DMuscle contractionJeanette K. BrillMaleska
Thu Apr 4, 199125DSpasmJoy L. WoukMaleska
Wed Nov 14, 199012DMuscle spasmJoy L. WoukMaleska
Wed Jul 11, 199051AFixationBetty JorgensenMaleska
Wed Jun 20, 199010DTwitchRita YelleMaleska
Sun Dec 31, 198989APersonal quirkNancy JolineMaleska
Mon Oct 16, 198929DMuscle spasmAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Thu Sep 28, 198936DMuscular spasmBetty JorgensenMaleska
Sat Feb 18, 198936DFacial spasmBernard MerenMaleska
Wed Jan 4, 198922DFacial problemBetty JorgensenMaleska
Mon Jan 2, 198943AMuscular spasmAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Tue Dec 6, 198843ATwitchDon GroatMaleska
Sun Oct 9, 1988106ATwitchingNancy Nicholson JolineMaleska
Sun Sep 11, 19886DObsessionBarbara Lunder GillisMaleska
Fri Feb 26, 198838AFixationKevin WrayMaleska
Sat Feb 20, 198832DMuscular contractionDaniel GirardiMaleska
Sat Sep 19, 19873DFacial spasmCharles J. MatontiMaleska
Mon Sep 14, 19874DMinor facial maladyChristopher SherwoodMaleska
Mon Aug 24, 198722DMuscular spasmAlbert J. KlausMaleska
Tue May 26, 198711DTwitchingBernice GordonMaleska
Wed Nov 19, 198641DObsessionJeanne WilsonMaleska
Sun Nov 9, 198635DSpasmRobert H. WolfeMaleska
Sat Jun 28, 19868DFixationBarbara J. WeakleyMaleska
Fri Jun 27, 198657ANerve spasmWalter CovellMaleska
Sun Mar 23, 19866DFixationMary Virginia OrnaMaleska
Sun May 12, 198578DMuscular contractionMary Virginia OrnaMaleska
Sat May 4, 19851DTwitchGayle DeanMaleska
Sat Mar 23, 198541AOne of a game trioNancy Scandrett RossMaleska
Sun Jan 13, 198520AObsessionJim PageMaleska
Sat Jan 5, 198542DFixationKenneth HaxtonMaleska
Tue Apr 17, 198444AMuscular twitchJames R. BurnsMaleska
Tue Feb 21, 198440ANeuralgic symptomNancy McCarthyMaleska
Sat Nov 26, 198352AObsessionMaverMaleska
Tue Sep 20, 198334DFacial twitchNancy McCarthyMaleska
Sat May 28, 198348DTwitchErnst TheimerMaleska
Sun Sep 26, 1982101ATwitchWilliam H. FordMaleska
Thu Aug 5, 198239ASpasmRonald C. HirschfeldMaleska
Fri Jun 25, 198219AStart of O and X gameBert RosenfieldMaleska
Mon May 3, 198240DNervous twitchTeresa ForestallMaleska
Mon Mar 1, 198246AMuscle spasmJoel D. LafargueMaleska
Sat Feb 27, 198259DFixationAlbert L. MisenkoMaleska
Wed Feb 17, 198227DTwitchingBette Sue CohenMaleska
Fri Jan 22, 198227DTwitchChristy RidleyMaleska
Wed Jul 15, 198133ATwitchingA. J. SantoraMaleska
Wed Jul 8, 198134ATwitchingEli WesoffMaleska
Sat Oct 18, 198041ASign of nervousnessGeorge P. SphicasMaleska
Mon Jun 16, 19808DTwitchingJoy L. WoukMaleska
Sun Jun 1, 198096AContractionThreba JohnsonMaleska
Fri Jul 13, 19794DObsessionElaine D. SchorrMaleska
Wed May 23, 197937AMuscular contractionRussellMaleska
Sun Jan 7, 1979103AInvoluntary winkAlex F. BlackMaleska
Fri Dec 22, 19785DTwitchJack LuzzattoMaleska
Fri Nov 10, 19788DNervous twitchJordan S. LasherMaleska
Thu Aug 3, 19789DTwitchJean J. DavisonMaleska
Wed Jul 12, 197860DNeuralgic symptomWilliam LutwiniakMaleska
Fri Apr 28, 197857ASign of stress, sometimesVincent L. OsborneMaleska
Sat Mar 4, 197825AMuscular contractionGeherMaleska
Wed Dec 14, 19778DSpasmMaura B. JacobsonMaleska
Sun Jul 3, 1977125ATwitchingAnne FoxMaleska
Thu Jun 30, 197740ASpasmAlfio MicciMaleska
Mon Sep 13, 19764DTwitchingHerb L. RisteenWeng
Thu Mar 4, 197635ANervous twitchSamuel H. BarkanWeng
Sun Sep 14, 197587ATwitchBert KruseWeng
Fri Aug 15, 19754DNervous twitchSidney L. RobbinsWeng
Tue Apr 29, 197538ATwitchingHarriet Gilson RosenbergWeng
Wed Nov 20, 197424ATwitchingMary HarrisWeng
Fri Jul 5, 197420ATwitchJordan S. LasherWeng
Mon May 13, 19748DFirst of the toe trioMartha J. DeWittWeng
Tue Apr 9, 197424ASpasmAndrew LeskoWeng
Tue Mar 19, 197446ASign of nervesGeorge MadridWeng
Wed Mar 6, 197436ATwitchingTrusselWeng
Sun Sep 30, 197391ATwitchJack LuzzattoWeng
Sat Aug 11, 197344ATwitchingUnknownWeng
Sun Jun 24, 1973120DTwitchingEugene T. MaleskaWeng
Sat Jun 2, 197356ATwitchUnknownWeng
Tue Feb 13, 197340ASpasmUnknownWeng
Sun Jan 28, 197334ATwitchingTanaquil Le ClerqWeng
Sat Dec 9, 197258DTwitchUnknownWeng
Tue Oct 31, 19724DSpasmUnknownWeng
Mon Sep 18, 197235ASpasmUnknownWeng
Tue Apr 25, 197219AMinor spasmUnknownWeng
Thu Mar 2, 197237DSpasmUnknownWeng
Mon Nov 1, 19719DSpasmUnknownWeng
Tue Jun 9, 197048AAdjective suffixUnknownWeng
Tue Sep 16, 196918DAdjective suffix.UnknownWeng
Sun May 25, 196937DTwitchEugene T. MaleskaWeng
Thu Mar 20, 19698DFixation.UnknownWeng
Sun Dec 15, 196888AObsessionDiana SessionsFarrar
Thu Oct 31, 196857DObsession.UnknownFarrar
Mon Sep 2, 196848AObsession: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
Sat Feb 10, 196831DTwitching.UnknownFarrar
Sun Oct 29, 1967126ATwitch.Hume CraftFarrar
Mon Aug 7, 196723AObsession.Leonard SussmanFarrar
Fri Jul 28, 196720AObsession: Colloq.Joseph LaFauciFarrar
Tue Jun 27, 196721DObsession.Cora GoodmanFarrar
Wed Mar 22, 196726AFixation.Helen FasuloFarrar
Mon Sep 12, 196658DTwitch.UnknownFarrar
Fri Mar 25, 196655DTwitching.UnknownFarrar
Thu Feb 11, 196539ATwitching.UnknownFarrar
Thu Jan 14, 196561DFixation.UnknownFarrar
Tue Sep 15, 196421ATwitch.UnknownFarrar
Sat Jun 1, 196340AMuscular spasm.Arthur SchulmanFarrar
Wed Mar 20, 196310DNervous symptom.Jay SheldonFarrar
Thu Oct 11, 196247DTwitching.UnknownFarrar
Thu May 31, 19628DTwitching.S. A. KayFarrar
Thu May 24, 196254ATwitch.Joseph CrowellFarrar
Mon Nov 20, 196164DTwitch.UnknownFarrar
Sun Apr 2, 196198DInvoluntary reaction.Sidney LambertFarrar
Mon Nov 14, 196037AInvoluntary twitch.UnknownFarrar
Sun Jun 12, 196074ATwitch.Threba JohnsonFarrar
Fri May 13, 196044DTwitching.UnknownFarrar
Fri Mar 4, 196052DTwitch.UnknownFarrar
Fri Oct 2, 195935DHabitual response: Colloq.UnknownFarrar
Mon May 25, 195942DNervous affliction.Cora GoodmanFarrar
Fri May 8, 195956DTwitch.Barbara BrasureFarrar
Wed Oct 22, 195829D___, tac, toe.Roberta MorseFarrar
Sat Oct 4, 195841ATwitch.UnknownFarrar
Sun Aug 10, 195837ANeuralgic symptom.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Sat Jul 12, 195821DTwitch.Roberta MorseFarrar
Sat Mar 15, 195843ATwitching.Peter AllenFarrar
Sat Dec 21, 195722ARelative of a quirk.UnknownFarrar
Sat Oct 26, 195730DMuscular symptom.UnknownFarrar
Sun Oct 6, 195771AHabitual mental reaction.Natalie HankemeyerFarrar
Mon Sep 30, 19579DNeural symptom.UnknownFarrar
Fri Aug 23, 195711DTwitching.J. F. KellyFarrar
Sat Jun 15, 195754DTwitching.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Fri Sep 28, 195655DHabitual mental reaction.W. E. JonesFarrar
Tue Jul 31, 195629AHabitual mental reaction.Churchill SatterleeFarrar
Fri Mar 30, 195662DTwitch.Jack LuzzattoFarrar
Tue Aug 2, 195530ATwitch.Samuel K. FliegnerFarrar
Sun May 29, 1955124DTwitch.Harold T. BersFarrar
Thu Dec 30, 195457DMuscle spasm.M. S. ManningFarrar
Sun Mar 28, 195483DSpasm.Diana SessionsFarrar
Wed Jan 13, 19544DMuscular contraction.Albert CarrollFarrar
Tue Jun 2, 195338ATwitch.Harold T. BersFarrar
Sun Apr 19, 1953137DTwitch.Louis BaronFarrar
Sat Oct 11, 19525DMuscular contraction.UnknownFarrar
Sun Sep 28, 195255DMuscular contraction.Evelyn E. SmithFarrar
Mon May 19, 195257DTwitch in a muscle.UnknownFarrar
Wed Dec 26, 195120ATwitch.UnknownFarrar
Sun Nov 4, 1951107ATwitch.Evelyn SmithFarrar
Sat Sep 22, 195152DMuscular contraction.UnknownFarrar
Mon Sep 10, 195126ATwitching.UnknownFarrar
Tue Aug 28, 195137ATwitch.UnknownFarrar
Sat May 5, 195121ATwitch.UnknownFarrar
Mon Apr 23, 19519DNervous twitch.UnknownFarrar
Tue Oct 24, 195059DNervous twitch.UnknownFarrar
Sun Apr 9, 195035ATwitching.Archie S. KreilingFarrar
Sun Dec 8, 1946126ATwitching.Katherine McKennaFarrar
Sun Jul 21, 1946121AVellication.Louis ShieldsFarrar
Sun Dec 2, 194577DTwitching.Alberta N. BurtonFarrar
Sun Jun 24, 194589DSpasm.A. H. CookFarrar
Sun Apr 30, 1944123DTwitch.Alexis P. BoodbergFarrar
Sun Nov 1, 194236ANeurotic spasm.Helen SmathersFarrar
Sun Sep 20, 19425DVellication.Louis ShieldsFarrar