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96 results for TROPE

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

DateGridClueAuthor
Monday, June 5, 201728DFigure of speech (6)Paul Coulter
Monday, February 6, 201763ARecurrent themeAndy Hinz
Wednesday, November 9, 201623DLiterary figure of speechJohn Lieb
Tuesday, October 15, 201349AMetaphor, e.g. (2)Patrick Blindauer and Andrea Carla Michaels
Wednesday, July 3, 201362AFigurative use of a wordPamela Klawitter
Sunday, September 18, 201139DFigure of speech (6)Josh Knapp
Thursday, June 9, 201151AFigurative deviceJoon Pahk
Monday, June 2, 200849DFigure of speech (6)Barry Boone
Monday, February 11, 200854AFigure of speech (6)Ken Bessette
Thursday, May 26, 200534DMetaphor, literarilyDavid J. Kahn
Thursday, September 25, 200354DFigure of speech (6)Patrick Merrell
Saturday, December 14, 200247DMetaphor, for oneDavid J. Kahn
Thursday, September 26, 200251DFigure of speech (6)Manny Nosowsky
Thursday, October 15, 199866AMetaphor or irony, e.g.David J. Kahn
Friday, January 13, 199538AMetaphor, e.g. (2)Judith Perry

2 results for TROPE from Variety puzzles.

DateTypeGridClueAuthor
October 8, 2017cryptic26DFigure of speech in sonnet's last line (5)Richard Silvestri
March 25, 2001acrosticQFigurative use of wordsEmily Cox & Henry Rathvon

79 results for TROPE from older pre-Shortz puzzles.

DateGridClueAuthorEditor
Sunday, August 22, 199332AFigure of speechBernard MerenMaleska
Saturday, April 3, 199325DFigure of speechBernard MerenMaleska
Sunday, November 29, 199237AFigure of speechCharles E. GerschMaleska
Saturday, September 21, 199153AFigure of speechLouis SabinMaleska
Friday, February 22, 199134DSimile, e.g.Arthur W. PalmerMaleska
Tuesday, January 8, 199142AFigure of speechEvelyn BenshoofMaleska
Saturday, October 6, 199031DFigure of speechDaniel GirardiMaleska
Saturday, May 21, 19881DRhetorical deviceJesse RoarkeMaleska
Sunday, August 9, 1987100AFigure of speechT.W. UnderhillMaleska
Saturday, March 8, 198639DFigure of speechPatterson PeppleMaleska
Friday, January 24, 198626DFigure of speechKenneth WitteMaleska
Wednesday, August 7, 198564ASimile, e.g.Wilson McBeathMaleska
Thursday, March 28, 19859AFigure of speechJoel D. LafargueMaleska
Saturday, June 23, 198456DRhetorical deviceI. Judah KoolykMaleska
Sunday, December 18, 198380ASimile or metaphorMartha J. De WittMaleska
Sunday, July 17, 198396AFigure of speechTap OsbornMaleska
Saturday, May 7, 198351ASynecdoche, e.g.Nancy McCarthyMaleska
Sunday, February 20, 19832DFigure of speechMaurice J. TeitelbaumMaleska
Saturday, October 9, 198212DFigure of speechWilliam CanineMaleska
Sunday, April 5, 198122AFigure of speechJohn McCarthy SamsonMaleska
Tuesday, June 10, 198032AFigure of speechBernice GordonMaleska
Wednesday, April 4, 197952DFigure of speechJean J. DavisonMaleska
Wednesday, August 3, 197762AFigure of speechAlfio MicciMaleska
Monday, April 4, 197762AMetaphor, e.g.Samuel K. FliegnerMaleska
Saturday, May 29, 197634DFigure of speechAllan BlackmanWeng
Friday, October 31, 197530DFigure of speechSidney L. RobbinsWeng
Wednesday, September 3, 197552DFigure of speechSara V. TuckermanWeng
Thursday, July 11, 197430DFigure of speechSara V. TuckermanWeng
Friday, August 17, 197326DLiterary deviceUnknownWeng
Wednesday, January 24, 197360AFigure of speechUnknownWeng
Sunday, January 14, 197387DFigure of speechWilliam LutwiniakWeng
Wednesday, March 15, 19723DFigure of speechUnknownWeng
Sunday, February 27, 1972123DFigure of speechWard W. SmithWeng
Friday, January 14, 197249DFigure of speechUnknownWeng
Wednesday, October 28, 197018AFigure of speechUnknownWeng
Tuesday, January 13, 197034AFigure of speechUnknownWeng
Friday, July 7, 196764AFigure of speech.Louis SabinFarrar
Sunday, May 21, 196745AFigure of speech.William A. Lewis, Jr.Farrar
Saturday, May 13, 196757AMetaphor or simile.George LaczkoFarrar
Sunday, August 21, 196630AFigure of speech.Sidney LambertFarrar
Monday, March 9, 196414AFigure of speech.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, February 15, 196448DFigure of speech.Louise EarnestFarrar
Friday, October 25, 196322DFigure of speech.Bernice GordonFarrar
Saturday, August 17, 19638DFigure of speech.UnknownFarrar
Wednesday, June 5, 196368AFigure of speech.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, December 12, 196139AMetaphor.UnknownFarrar
Monday, November 27, 196143AFigure of speech.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, August 6, 196113DTopical head.Christine ValenceFarrar
Tuesday, July 11, 196128AFigure of speech.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, December 27, 196028DSimile or metaphor.UnknownFarrar
Monday, June 27, 196065AFigurative language.UnknownFarrar
Friday, October 30, 195967AFigurative language.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, May 17, 195980ATurning: Comb. form.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Thursday, March 5, 195949DFigure of speech.Sidney LambertFarrar
Tuesday, November 19, 195730DFigure of speech.UnknownFarrar
Saturday, August 31, 19579DFigure of speech.A. H. Drummond, Jr.Farrar
Monday, August 12, 195752DFigurative language in general.Albert BlumFarrar
Monday, July 2, 195651DFigure of speech.Helen FasuloFarrar
Monday, March 26, 195649DFigurative use of a word.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, March 18, 1956118DFigurative use of words.Thomas MeekinFarrar
Thursday, November 3, 195527AFigure of speech.UnknownFarrar
Tuesday, October 25, 195530DFigurative language in general.UnknownFarrar
Friday, September 30, 195553DWhat 4 Down is.UnknownFarrar
Thursday, April 14, 195553DFigure of speech.Eugene T. MaleskaFarrar
Tuesday, November 10, 195329DUse of a word in a figurative sense.George HendersonFarrar
Tuesday, October 20, 195344DFigure of speech.Jules ArensbergFarrar
Monday, September 14, 195318DMetaphor or irony.Ralph AndersonFarrar
Wednesday, May 6, 195345AA figure of speech.S. A. KayFarrar
Wednesday, January 30, 195234AFigure of speech, as irony.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, April 1, 195176AFigure of speech.Israel GitterFarrar
Wednesday, January 31, 195152DFigure of speech: in rhetoric.S. A. KayFarrar
Wednesday, January 24, 195119AFigure of speech, such as irony.UnknownFarrar
Sunday, April 25, 194853DTopical heading.Willard N. JordanFarrar
Sunday, August 31, 194765DMetaphor.Lester KeeneFarrar
Sunday, June 17, 194516DTopical heading.P. J. LamannaFarrar
Sunday, May 28, 194428AFigure of speech.P. J. LamannaFarrar
Sunday, March 5, 194418DIrony.Waldo RansonFarrar
Sunday, October 31, 1943109AFigure of speech-irony.James E. KisnerFarrar
Sunday, June 14, 194220DFigurative use of a word.Charles Merz and Arthur Hays SulzbergerFarrar