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NumSolveFirst cluePDFNYT
603.September 25, 2022Shape atop some streetlights in Hershey, Pa.PDFNYT
602.September 11, 2022Lucy and Ricky's landlady on a 1950s sitcom (2 wds.)PDFNYT
601.August 28, 2022"Know what I mean?" (3 wds.)PDFNYT
600.August 14, 2022Expression that's hard to read (2 wds.)PDFNYT
599.July 31, 2022Pioneering magazine of science fiction founded in 1930, informally PDFNYT
598.July 17, 2022Percussion instrument heard at the end of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4PDFNYT
597.July 3, 2022Report of an explosive event?PDFNYT
596.June 19, 2022El Capitan or Devils Tower, e.g.PDFNYT
595.June 5, 2022Concern in the food service industryPDFNYT
594.May 22, 2022Magnetically levitated island in "Gulliver's Travels"PDFNYT
593.May 8, 2022What you have upon learning the ropes (hyph.)PDFNYT
592.April 24, 2022Like driftwood on a beach (2 wds.)PDFNYT
591.April 10, 2022Warm wind of the Pacific NorthwestPDFNYT
590.March 27, 2022Epicurean press release? (2 wds.)PDFNYT
589.March 13, 2022Outside of regular work (2 wds.)PDFNYT
588.February 27, 2022Flat-bodied marine specimen such as an opahPDFNYT
587.February 13, 2022Ate noisily, and perhaps with some impatiencePDFNYT
586.January 30, 2022What Answer B. comprisesPDFNYT
585.January 16, 2022Disorienting blizzard conditionPDFNYT
584.January 2, 2022Withdraw, retire, lose (2 wds.)PDFNYT
583.December 19, 2021*Philip ____, director of 1983's nerve-wrecking "The Right Stuff"PDFNYT
582.December 5, 2021Sinister, evil, balefulPDFNYT
581.November 21, 2021Stock figure in commedia dell'artePDFNYT
580.November 7, 2021Parts of orchestral works; army actions PDFNYT
579.October 24, 2021Do the same asPDFNYT
578.October 10, 2021Room where Puebloan rites are performedPDFNYT
577.September 26, 2021Long-fingered lemur native to Madagascar; "Yes!" (hyph.)PDFNYT
576.September 12, 2021Extinct giant herbivore of North AmericaPDFNYT
575.August 29, 2021Frequency that sounds really painful?PDFNYT
574.August 15, 2021Brand name in home gymsPDFNYT
573.August 1, 2021Dark and deep; belonging to the underworldPDFNYT
572.July 18, 2021Rare, expensive food such as Graukäse or larb mote daengPDFNYT
571.July 4, 2021Equipment used in log productionPDFNYT
570.June 20, 2021PretendersPDFNYT
569.June 6, 2021Place for a soul to get a drink and forget it all?PDFNYT
568.May 23, 2021Golden canine of South America (2 wds.)PDFNYT
567.May 9, 2021Musical center of attentionPDFNYT
566.April 25, 2021Four-legged events on a trackPDFNYT
565.April 11, 2021Maker of Jell-O and Kool-AidPDFNYT
564.March 28, 2021Quaint way of saying "IMHO"PDFNYT
563.March 14, 2021Unconnected, incoherent; out of whackPDFNYT
562.February 28, 2021Rootless wanderer PDFNYT
561.February 14, 2021Hardest part of a problemPDFNYT
560.January 31, 2021Spinster hen in animated Warner Bros. features (2 wds.)PDFNYT
559.January 17, 2021Leading light of peaceful protestPDFNYT
558.January 3, 2021Unplanned, headlong advance (2 wds.)PDFNYT
557.December 20, 2020Attire for going out in?PDFNYT
556.December 6, 2020Bright and shinyPDFNYT
555.November 22, 2020Willie Dixon blues song recorded by Howlin' Wolf and CreamPDFNYT
554.November 8, 2020Tony-winning musical set in old BaghdadPDFNYT
553.October 25, 2020Pet's plaything (2 wds.)PDFNYT
552.October 11, 2020Tool whose Mayan version starts with PopPDFNYT
551.September 27, 2020"The first and direst of all disasters," per the author of this puzzle's quotePDFNYT
550.September 13, 2020Moving aimlesslyPDFNYT
549.August 30, 2020What pairs of alleles determinePDFNYT
548.August 16, 2020Medium used by Jacob Lawrence in his "Migration Series"PDFNYT
547.August 2, 2020Statue of Helios erected in the third century B.C.PDFNYT
546.July 19, 2020Bars in westerns ...PDFNYT
545.July 5, 2020Singer of the 1982 hit "Workin' for a Livin'" (2 wds.)PDFNYT
544.June 21, 2020Applicator in many a dressing room (2 wds.)PDFNYT
543.June 7, 2020Observational slantPDFNYT
542.May 24, 2020Sources of nonhuman "songs" on a 1970s album with more than 10 million copiesPDFNYT
541.May 10, 2020Act as a parent to; nurturePDFNYT
540.April 26, 2020Floor, rock, bowl over, stunPDFNYT
539.April 12, 2020Pronounce the beginning of "hair" but not "heir," sayPDFNYT
538.March 29, 2020Typeface based on classroom handwriting, similar to Comic SansPDFNYT
537.March 15, 2020Jazz bandleader who sang "Hi-de-ho" (2 wds.)PDFNYT
536.March 1, 2020Small amount; ostentatious displayPDFNYT
535.February 16, 2020Having special talentsPDFNYT
534.February 2, 2020"Caddyshack" director Harold PDFNYT
533.January 19, 2020Alternate title for "Mbube," also its refrainPDFNYT
532.January 5, 2020European region associated with an artsy lifestylePDFNYT
531.December 22, 2019Bond for a timePDFNYT
530.December 8, 2019Two-Pinocchio (but not a four-Pinocchio) claim (hyph.)PDFNYT
529.November 24, 2019Make a favorable impression (2 wds.)PDFNYT
528.November 10, 2019Subject in cryptozoology PDFNYT
527.October 27, 2019Novelty song in which Dracula is referenced (2 wds.)PDFNYT
526.October 13, 2019Compound used to make rubber and lubricantsPDFNYT
525.September 29, 2019East Coast ski meccaPDFNYT
524.September 15, 2019Musical piece in a playful veinPDFNYT
523.September 1, 2019Spirited vigor; sexual allurePDFNYT
522.August 18, 2019Up-and-down diversionPDFNYT
521.August 4, 2019Financial option for a retireePDFNYT
520.July 21, 2019Concern of the Fed; air travel optionPDFNYT
519.July 7, 2019Superficial glamour of little real worthPDFNYT
518.June 23, 2019Lighthearted display of wit and cleverness (2 wds.)PDFNYT
517.June 9, 2019Ovoidal : egg :: lingulate : ____PDFNYT
516.May 26, 2019Large units of cheesePDFNYT
515.May 12, 2019Pacify, comfortPDFNYT
514.April 28, 2019Meaning of "Abel" in HebrewPDFNYT
513.April 14, 2019Alleged entheogen: an agent enhancing spiritualityPDFNYT
512.March 31, 2019Contingency plan; legal requirementPDFNYT
511.March 17, 2019Seat or shade for the quote's subjectPDFNYT
510.March 3, 2019Outrageous or silly behaviorPDFNYT
509.February 17, 20192004 teen comedy starring Lindsay Lohan (2 wds.)PDFNYT
508.February 3, 2019Write down for the recordPDFNYT
507.January 20, 2019Metal protector of an aircraft enginePDFNYT
506.January 6, 2019Nickname for a loafer or sluggardPDFNYT
505.December 23, 2018UncompromisingPDFNYT
504.December 9, 2018Loud and deeply mournfulPDFNYT
503.November 25, 2018"____ means boy" (line from a waitress in "Pulp Fiction")PDFNYT
502.November 11, 2018One-dimensional measurePDFNYT
501.October 28, 2018Sour fruit (2 wds.)PDFNYT
500.October 14, 2018First member of a certain "700 Club" (2 wds.)PDFNYT
499.September 30, 2018Slang for a marijuana cigarettePDFNYT
498.September 16, 2018Stone-faced neighbor of TheodorePDFNYT
497.September 2, 2018Make one's diaphragm contract rhythmicallyPDFNYT
496.August 19, 2018Addiction for DostoyevskyPDFNYT
495.August 5, 2018Spacecraft launched in 2009 in search of exoplanetsPDFNYT
494.July 22, 2018Thought processPDFNYT
493.July 8, 2018Like a blacked-out dialogue balloonPDFNYT
492.June 24, 2018Good person of any gender, despite the soundPDFNYT
491.June 10, 2018Biennial event begun in 1927 (2 wds.)PDFNYT
490.May 27, 2018Obviously pregnantPDFNYT
489.May 13, 2018Dance, opera, writing or painting (2 wds.)PDFNYT
488.April 29, 2018High Sierra browserPDFNYT
487.April 15, 2018Exhibiting genu varumPDFNYT
486.April 1, 2018Beatles song that begins "Jo Jo was a man who thought he was a loner" (2 wds.)PDFNYT
485.March 18, 2018Game for the preverbal setPDFNYT
484.March 4, 2018With Answer B., classic film star who said "Concentrate, don't embroider" PDFNYT
483.February 18, 2018What proton streams should never do, per "Ghostbusters"PDFNYT
482.February 4, 2018Sort of writing on a dinar or rialPDFNYT
481.January 21, 2018Attractive, but a bit too preciousPDFNYT
480.January 7, 2018Small, nocturnal scorpion-eating bird (2 wds.)PDFNYT
479.December 24, 2017In heraldry, shown with wings extendedPDFNYT
478.December 10, 2017Unesco and othersPDFNYT
477.November 26, 2017Patently so; based on truismsPDFNYT
476.November 12, 2017Fabric with a rippled patternPDFNYT
475.October 29, 2017Keening woman of Irish lorePDFNYT
474.October 15, 2017Tune that Pee-wee Herman danced to in "Pee-wee's Big Adventure"PDFNYT
473.October 1, 2017Way of thinking about thingsPDFNYT
472.September 17, 2017Vessel also called a carboyPDFNYT
471.September 3, 2017Site of mock naval battlesPDFNYT
470.August 20, 2017Outer Banks town with the motto "First in Flight" (2 wds.)PDFNYT
469.August 6, 2017Weirdly absurd, off-the-wallPDFNYT
468.July 23, 2017One charging a safari trip?PDFNYT
467.July 9, 2017Artful exercise of power by a monarchPDFNYT
466.June 25, 2017Sweets enjoyed at HogwartsPDFNYT
465.June 11, 2017Like Maybellene in a 1955 songPDFNYT
464.May 28, 2017"Oedipus Rex" playwrightPDFNYT
463.May 14, 2017Like the smells of a springtime gardenPDFNYT
462.April 30, 2017Cryptid in numerous folk talesPDFNYT
461.April 16, 2017Creator of the 1950s book and film "The Silent World"PDFNYT
460.April 2, 20171974 action film with four sequels (2 wds.)PDFNYT
459.March 19, 2017Big cheese, honcho, fat cat, pooh-bahPDFNYT
458.March 5, 2017Graph called a "camembert" in France (2 wds.)PDFNYT
457.February 19, 2017Invention described in the 1887 book "Unua Libro" (and the subject of this puzzle's quotation)PDFNYT
456.February 5, 2017Belabored bit of questionable witPDFNYT
455.January 22, 2017Comic "Saturday Night Live" offeringPDFNYT
454.January 8, 2017Gushing, beyond glowingPDFNYT
453.December 25, 2016Sport testing speed and accuracyPDFNYT
452.December 11, 2016Rebuilding project for HadrianPDFNYT
451.November 27, 2016Last of 40 spaces in a gamePDFNYT
450.November 13, 2016Chemist's name attached to a law and a constantPDFNYT
449.October 30, 2016Sign of nervousness (2 wds.)PDFNYT
448.October 16, 2016Quail; feel really embarrassedPDFNYT
447.October 2, 2016Wanderer in OzPDFNYT
446.September 18, 2016Dreamy place of pleasure, Shangri-LaPDFNYT
445.September 4, 2016Good thing to have in a campaign or sports contestPDFNYT
444.August 21, 2016Specialty of some runnersPDFNYT
443.August 7, 2016Cranky, peevish, fractious, touchyPDFNYT
442.July 24, 2016Hardship, rigor, tribulationPDFNYT
441.July 10, 2016Fielding play associated with Willie Mays (2 wds.)PDFNYT
440.June 26, 2016Dramatic event in "The Martian" or "Dune"PDFNYT
439.June 12, 2016Someone on the other sidePDFNYT
438.May 29, 2016Easy gait (2 wds.)PDFNYT
437.May 15, 2016Streaks made by falling rocksPDFNYT
436.May 1, 2016Mode of travel involving a teamPDFNYT
435.April 17, 2016How you sometimes feel on a roller coasterPDFNYT
434.April 3, 2016One in search of the philosopher's stonePDFNYT
433.March 20, 2016"The Say Hey Kid" for Willie Mays, e.g.PDFNYT
432.March 6, 2016System for D.C. negotiators?PDFNYT
431.February 21, 2016Contents of some booksPDFNYT
430.February 7, 2016Quite a tongue-lashing (2 wds.)PDFNYT
429.January 24, 2016Rake, but not the kind with prongsPDFNYT
428.January 10, 2016Storage room for chasubles, chalices, etc.PDFNYT
427.December 27, 2015Mood of many people on the night of 12/31PDFNYT
426.December 13, 2015Plotter linked with November 5 (2 wds.)PDFNYT
425.November 29, 2015Car chase sound effectPDFNYT
424.November 15, 2015Hooch from a stillPDFNYT
423.November 1, 2015Stretch during a stoppage of workPDFNYT
422.October 18, 2015Irritable, as an old crankPDFNYT
421.October 4, 2015Surrounding, as sound or lightPDFNYT
420.September 20, 2015Eponym of a New York art museumPDFNYT
419.September 6, 2015Rogues' gallery component (2 wds.)PDFNYT
418.August 23, 2015Region known to the ancients as Via Lactea (2 wds.)PDFNYT
417.August 9, 2015Item destroyed by the Wicked Witch of the WestPDFNYT
416.July 26, 2015Response to a security threatPDFNYT
415.July 12, 2015Living space with zero privacyPDFNYT
414.June 28, 2015Loss of language facultiesPDFNYT
413.June 14, 2015Singer who said "I am my own work of art"PDFNYT
412.May 31, 2015Part of Queens served by the A trainPDFNYT
411.May 17, 2015Cooks up; openings in NASAPDFNYT
410.May 3, 2015Aquatic plant's anchoring partPDFNYT
409.April 19, 2015Original version, as of a musical scorePDFNYT
408.April 5, 2015Losers of Super Bowl XLVIII to the SeahawksPDFNYT
407.March 22, 2015Like Stoker's "Dracula" or Shelley's "Frankenstein"PDFNYT
406.March 8, 2015Trash-to-ashtray converter (2 wds.)PDFNYT
405.February 22, 2015Part of life that was of interest to Scouting founder Lord Baden-PowellPDFNYT
404.February 8, 2015With winds rotating around a center of low pressurePDFNYT
403.January 25, 2015Feature of a sinuous riverPDFNYT
402.January 11, 2015At a full gallop, as in an English fox huntPDFNYT
401.December 28, 2014On the case ahead of timePDFNYT
400.December 14, 2014First and worst among adversariesPDFNYT
399.November 30, 2014Action without conscious intentPDFNYT
398.November 16, 2014Oprah Winfrey, relative to Rosa Parks in 2005PDFNYT
397.November 2, 2014Full, rich outpouring of melodious sound; tuning forkPDFNYT
396.October 19, 2014Slide-jiggling effect on a trombonePDFNYT
395.October 5, 2014Rock forming Gettysburg's Devil's DenPDFNYT
394.September 21, 2014What is described by this puzzle's quotation, informallyPDFNYT
393.September 7, 2014Composer who influenced Ravel and BoulezPDFNYT
392.August 24, 2014Great fortune suddenly acquiredPDFNYT
391.August 10, 2014The Pantheon in Rome has onePDFNYT
390.July 27, 2014Eighty-six in stages (2 wds.)PDFNYT
389.July 13, 2014Fruit salad with miniature marshmallowsPDFNYT
388.June 29, 2014Interim capital of Pakistan from 1959 to 1967NYT
387.June 15, 2014Repeating the same music for each verseNYT
386.June 1, 2014Flag carrier of AustraliaNYT
385.May 18, 2014Figure out, as a secret messageNYT
384.May 4, 2014Checkers, in EnglandNYT
383.April 20, 2014Split into branchesNYT
382.April 6, 2014Unsystematic, chanceNYT
381.March 23, 2014Edifice enabling surveillance of any inmate at any timeNYT
380.March 9, 2014Excessive, a bit much (2 wds.)NYT
379.February 23, 2014Knack for being successful in any venture (2 wds.)NYT
378.February 9, 2014Unexpected diamond delivery?NYT
377.January 26, 2014Subject of a tale by Ovid about metamorphosisNYT
376.January 12, 2014Writer in the margin of Diophantus' "Arithmetica"NYT
375.December 29, 2013Mechanical action film title characterNYT
374.December 15, 2013Tedious list; series of alternating invocations and responses in churchNYT
373.December 1, 20131980 #1 hit for Christopher CrossNYT
372.November 17, 2013Prankish shenanigansNYT
371.November 3, 2013Oldest U.S. state capital (2 wds.)NYT
370.October 20, 2013Beginning you may go back to (2 wds.)NYT
369.October 6, 2013Lemming eater of frigid climes (2 wds.)NYT
368.September 22, 2013Insouciant, nonchalantNYT
367.September 8, 2013Rapacious, predatory typeNYT
366.August 25, 2013Dreamy god of Greeks and RomansNYT
365.August 11, 2013Short race in fictionNYT
364.July 28, 2013Tea party figure of note (2 wds.)NYT
363.July 14, 2013Animal life adrift in the mainNYT
362.June 30, 2013Clever bit of trickeryNYT
361.June 16, 2013Subject to a change of viewNYT
360.June 2, 2013Piece of self-validation (2 wds.)NYT
359.May 19, 2013Belief of a yogi or GnosticNYT
358.May 5, 2013Venue for some divingNYT
357.April 21, 2013Group to which grasshoppers and crickets belongNYT
356.April 7, 2013"No gains without pains" writer of 1745NYT
355.March 24, 2013Vocabulary, to a walking dictionaryNYT
354.March 10, 2013Singer of the 2006 hit "Deja Vu"NYT
353.February 24, 2013Hero by another nameNYT
352.February 10, 2013Toon with a toy pianoNYT
351.January 27, 2013Muscle used in arm-flappingNYT
350.January 13, 2013Men associated with missionsNYT
349.December 30, 2012"Sh" or "wr," in phoneticsNYT
348.December 16, 2012Munchies not always nutritious (2 wds.)NYT
347.December 2, 2012Counterfactual premise (hyph.)NYT
346.November 18, 20121985 novel of alien encountersNYT
345.November 4, 2012Forum for questioning citizens (2 wds.)NYT
344.October 21, 20121982 film horrorfest written by Stephen King NYT
343.October 7, 2012Fail to keep up with demand (2 wds.)NYT
342.September 23, 2012Ideal amount for some gamblers (hyph.)NYT
341.September 9, 2012Gathering place for the inn crowdNYT
340.August 26, 2012Guys who've got mailNYT
339.August 12, 2012Size, shape and proportionsNYT
338.July 29, 2012Chuck Berry song that repeatedly asks "Honey, is that you?"NYT
337.July 15, 2012Construction technique for cranes?NYT
336.July 1, 2012Slashed picture of 2008? (2 wds.)NYT
335.June 17, 2012Sparkle like snow in the sunNYT
334.June 3, 2012Broadcast of bad actors, e.g.NYT
333.May 20, 2012Real swordsman fictionalized in Dumas novelsNYT
332.May 6, 2012Flirt with smooth movesNYT
331.April 22, 2012Feathery plant for a woodland garden (2 wds.)NYT
330.April 8, 2012Object of a chiseler's desireNYT
329.March 25, 2012Online promo for a TV showNYT
328.March 11, 2012Pollyanna's oppositeNYT
327.February 26, 2012Sleeping with the fishesNYT
326.February 12, 2012Fellows in a flockNYT
325.January 29, 2012English county home to the River DeeNYT
324.January 15, 2012Place affording a panoramic viewNYT
323.January 1, 2012The world of organized crimeNYT
322.December 18, 2011Walk unsteadily, tremble as one movesNYT
321.December 4, 2011Red-faced dismayNYT
320.November 20, 2011Courses for beginners?NYT
319.November 6, 2011Period of deterioration (hyph.)NYT
318.October 23, 2011Chart-topping song of October 1962 (2 wds.)NYT
317.October 9, 2011Online video gamer's exclamation of joyNYT
316.September 25, 2011Not particularly tailored (hyph.)NYT
315.September 11, 2011Case for a small mementoNYT
314.August 28, 2011Something felt on a man's headNYT
313.August 14, 2011"___ is an instant vacation" (Milton Berle) NYT
312.July 31, 2011Like some moccasins and cowboy shirtsNYT
311.July 17, 2011Current affair taking place at a high level? (2 wds.)NYT
310.July 3, 20111984 debut that included a mouseNYT
309.June 19, 2011Army form of communication?NYT
308.June 5, 2011Second banana, in vaudevilleNYT
307.May 22, 2011Expected delivererNYT
306.May 8, 2011Big Ten squad from Minnesota, informallyNYT
305.April 24, 2011What can be scared out of youNYT
304.April 10, 2011Plant whose root is used in magic ritualsNYT
303.March 27, 2011Venture made risky by the forces of chanceNYT
302.March 13, 2011High point in horologyNYT
301.March 6, 2011Intense homesickness or longing for the pastNYT
300.February 13, 2011Big and bold; attention-gettingNYT
299.January 30, 2011Edna Ferber's Cotton Blossom, for oneNYT
298.January 16, 2011Protagonist in H. G. Wells's "The Invisible Man"NYT
297.January 2, 2011President of the Senate under NixonNYT
296.December 19, 2010Typical giver of a gift signed "from St. Nick" NYT
295.December 5, 2010Entrepreneur who founded an OdditoriumNYT
294.November 21, 2010Handouts from quartermastersNYT
293.November 7, 2010A million joules per secondNYT
292.October 24, 2010Saskatchewan city that is home to an annual Festival of Words (2 wds.)NYT
291.October 10, 2010Cross-out, erasureNYT
290.September 26, 2010Exoskeleton in a littoral settingNYT
289.September 12, 2010"At the same time, back at the ranch ..."NYT
288.August 29, 2010Gavel-to-gavel periodNYT
287.August 15, 2010Roald Dahl novel made into a 1996 movieNYT
286.August 1, 2010Epic with stanzas in the form a-b-a-b-a-b-c-c (2 wds.)NYT
285.July 18, 2010Like some Protestantism and JudaismNYT
284.July 4, 2010Plot with evil intentNYT
283.June 20, 2010Of first importance (2 wds.)NYT
282.June 6, 2010Razorback, Duroc, Poland China, etc.NYT
281.May 23, 2010Sprout forth; mushroomNYT
280.May 9, 2010Offspring that don't resemble their parentsNYT
279.April 25, 2010Hard rock of a sort (2 wds.)NYT
278.April 11, 2010Bring to life with an infusion of juice (hyph.)NYT
277.March 28, 2010Meal of cereal grainNYT
276.March 14, 2010Beluga, by another name (2 wds.)NYT
275.February 28, 2010Advise without consentNYT
274.February 14, 2010Apposite anagram of "tender names"NYT
273.January 31, 2010Role in "Shrek" with no linesNYT
272.January 17, 2010Like many a treasured heirloomNYT
271.January 3, 2010Goal reached on Dec. 14, 1911 (2 wds.)NYT
270.December 20, 2009Crag called "Six Grandfathers" by the LakotaNYT
269.December 6, 2009TV secret agent resourceful with a Swiss Army knifeNYT
268.November 22, 2009German town where Johann Sebastian Bach was bornNYT
267.November 8, 2009Fate who cut the thread of destinyNYT
266.October 25, 2009Potentially spooky shift of work (2 wds.)NYT
265.October 11, 2009Versatile women's garmentNYT
264.September 27, 2009Misleading bit of advice (2 wds.)NYT
263.September 13, 2009Went through some changesNYT
262.August 30, 2009Exemplar of superfluity (2 wds.)NYT
261.August 16, 2009SymbiosisNYT
260.August 2, 2009Act of noncomplianceNYT
259.July 19, 2009Deficient, politically correctlyNYT
258.July 5, 2009Flight to another world?NYT
257.June 21, 2009Openly shocked or bewildered (hyph.)NYT
256.June 7, 2009TV character in apartment 5BNYT
255.May 24, 2009One allure of explorationNYT
254.May 10, 2009Activity for a chef or a dandyNYT
253.April 26, 2009Bird whose courting flight spirals up, then nosedivesNYT
252.April 12, 2009Cow or pony well past its primeNYT
251.March 29, 2009Result of a big hitNYT
250.March 15, 2009Early TV cop show with Lt. Dan Muldoon (2 wds.)NYT
249.March 1, 2009Awkward extra on a date (2 wds.)NYT
248.February 15, 2009First call before shootingNYT
247.January 25, 2009Structure or contrivance in its entiretyNYT
246.January 18, 2009Soul, essenceNYT
245.January 4, 2009"Some people are afraid of heights. I'm afraid of ___." (Steven Wright)NYT
244.December 21, 2008Cranky, easily annoyedNYT
243.December 7, 2008Scourge of the Great PlainsNYT
242.November 23, 2008Nutlike Far Eastern fruitNYT
241.November 9, 2008State sought by pleasure-seekersNYT
240.October 26, 2008Locale of snakes in a 2006 thrillerNYT
239.October 12, 2008Pass the time as Queequeg didNYT
238.September 28, 2008Town whose main street is Chocolate AvenueNYT
237.September 14, 2008"The very essence of ___ is uncertainty"NYT
236.August 31, 2008Soda fountain supply (2 wds.)NYT
235.August 17, 2008Endangered sea creature that is the primary source for tortoiseshellNYT
234.August 3, 2008Preprandial theatergoing optionNYT
233.July 20, 2008One way to reach a conclusionNYT
232.July 6, 2008Wartime-only rank for a general (hyph.)NYT
231.June 22, 2008Business symbolized by three gold globes hanging from a barNYT
230.June 8, 2008Highest mount in the continental U.S.NYT
229.May 25, 2008Symbol worn on St. George's Day (2 wds.)NYT
228.May 11, 2008Drink served in a Champagne fluteNYT
227.April 27, 2008Top-level caninesNYT
226.April 13, 2008All-time pro home-run champ (2 wds.)NYT
225.March 30, 2008Crude and not very cleverNYT
224.March 16, 2008Like the words in un diccionarioNYT
223.March 2, 2008Craft operated alone in Egypt by this quote's authorNYT
222.February 17, 2008Dust Bowl Troubadour of folk musicNYT
221.February 3, 2008Ring used in some circus acts (2 wds.)NYT
220.January 20, 2008What you may shoot in the wildNYT
219.January 6, 2008Traditional preparation in a casserole or hot pot (2 wds.)NYT
218.December 23, 2007Well adapted for travel in water (hyph.)NYT
217.December 9, 2007Browning selection?NYT
216.November 25, 2007Book listing eight BeatitudesNYT
215.November 11, 2007Diner's choice on Thanksgiving Day (2 wds.)NYT
214.October 28, 2007Polite term for a know-it-allNYT
213.October 14, 2007Here today, gone tomorrowNYT
212.September 30, 2007Artwork on two hinged panelsNYT
211.September 16, 2007Composer of "The Planets"NYT
210.September 2, 2007Heated enclosure for raising fowlNYT
209.August 19, 2007Madness, from the Latin for "being out of one's furrow"NYT
208.August 5, 2007Joe Blow or John DoeNYT
207.July 22, 2007The study of clouds and their formationNYT
206.July 8, 2007Gems used in lasers of a certain hueNYT
205.June 24, 2007Composer whose dying words were "Applaud, my friends, the comedy is over"NYT
204.June 10, 2007Conventionally middle-classNYT
203.May 27, 2007Platform for public speakingNYT
202.May 13, 2007Hel, to Loki, or Gaea, to ChaosNYT
201.April 29, 2007Having a pattern of brightly colored diamond shapesNYT
200.April 15, 2007On the way toward impoverishmentNYT
199.April 1, 2007What Carry Nation carried into saloonsNYT
198.March 18, 2007Movement upon stimulationNYT
197.March 4, 2007Set of playthings for a logophileNYT
196.February 18, 2007Devoted to pleasureNYT
195.February 4, 2007Musical performance, usually by a soloistNYT
194.January 21, 2007Club for athletically inclined seniorsNYT
193.January 7, 2007Giving no quarter (hyph.)NYT
192.December 24, 2006Offer as a giftNYT
191.December 10, 2006Purple stone thought by ancient Greeks to cure drunkennessNYT
190.November 26, 2006Like diners observing some holidaysNYT
189.November 12, 2006Where Boston motorists go in circlesNYT
188.October 29, 2006Supporter of Michelangelo in the Sistine ChapelNYT
187.October 15, 2006Like a manuscript in an in-boxNYT
186.October 1, 2006Not budgingNYT
185.September 17, 2006Star-studded PBS series of 1980NYT
184.September 3, 2006Labored; prepared for an infant?NYT
183.August 20, 20061925 novel of a doctor from ZenithNYT
182.August 6, 2006Quantum with no mass or chargeNYT
181.July 23, 2006The opposite of diminishedNYT
180.July 9, 2006David and Goliath, e.g.NYT
179.June 25, 2006Computer whose heyday has passed (2 wds.)NYT
178.June 11, 2006Expert in the stuff of lifeNYT
177.May 28, 2006Mexican scarf used at times as a baby slingNYT
176.May 14, 2006Flower-shaped decoration on a cakeNYT
175.April 30, 2006Greek mathematician who wrote about piNYT
174.April 16, 2006Many a mom or dad, say, after school lets outNYT
173.April 2, 2006A couple of dumbbells, e.g.NYT
172.March 19, 2006Area inside a circle of wagonsNYT
171.March 5, 2006Swiss town that's hosted an annual jazz festival since 1967NYT
170.February 19, 2006Queen who established the Spanish InquisitionNYT
169.February 5, 2006Configured like some pilots' formations (hyph.)NYT
168.January 22, 2006Medieval scholar, a numbskull's eponym (2 wds.)NYT
167.January 8, 2006Field of centaurs and unicornsNYT
166.December 25, 2005Food-raising deviceNYT
165.December 11, 2005Publisher of "The Amazing Spider-Man"NYT
164.November 27, 2005Work performed in a garage or an orchestra pit? (hyph.)NYT
163.November 13, 2005Split infinitive from "Star Trek" (3 wds.)NYT
162.October 30, 2005Deliverer of enigmatic statementsNYT
161.October 16, 2005Language called tlhingan Hol by "native speakers"NYT
160.October 2, 2005Radical environmentalistNYT
159.September 18, 2005Pre-extraction applicationNYT
158.September 4, 2005Sweetly endearingNYT
157.August 21, 2005Parent-to-child contributionNYT
156.August 7, 2005Release, discharge (2 wds.)NYT
155.July 24, 2005Episode whose ending leaves you in suspenseNYT
154.July 10, 2005Giant octopus-like sea monster of legendNYT
153.June 26, 2005Athletic act that takes place at a teeNYT
152.June 12, 2005Tragic flaw, in literatureNYT
151.May 29, 2005With Z, group of deep structures in the brain associated with memory and emotionNYT
150.May 15, 2005Florida rivals of Georgia's BulldogsNYT
149.May 1, 2005Visiting lecturer or museum guideNYT
148.April 17, 2005Amplifier componentNYT
147.April 3, 2005Explanation for a magician's trick, maybeNYT
146.March 20, 2005Ruler whose title means "great house"NYT
145.March 6, 2005Botanically persistent, like most tropical plantsNYT
144.February 20, 2005Amelia Earhart's Kansas birthplaceNYT
143.February 6, 2005Sound of cymbals; group of rhinosNYT
142.January 23, 2005Fabric made from the wool of Angora goatsNYT
141.January 9, 2005Tamora, over the Goths, in "Titus Andronicus"NYT
140.December 26, 2004Remain completely dryNYT
139.December 12, 2004Businesslike, utilitarian (hyph.)NYT
138.November 28, 2004Contest involving recipes (hyph.)NYT
137.November 14, 2004Seemingly self-contradictory term for a son (hyph.)NYT
136.October 31, 2004Political platform?NYT
135.October 17, 2004Composer whose first hit was "Swanee"NYT
134.October 3, 2004Offerer of charity fund-raiser ticketsNYT
133.September 19, 2004Groove-throated whale also called a razorbackNYT
132.September 5, 2004Property for which salvage may be paidNYT
131.August 22, 2004Dutch art school represented by Piet Mondrian (2 wds.)NYT
130.August 8, 2004Playful or flirtatious exchangeNYT
129.July 25, 2004Show to have had sufficient legal reasonNYT
128.July 11, 2004Triple Crown winner of 1978NYT
127.June 27, 2004Whistling bird with hornlike ear tufts (2 wds.)NYT
126.June 13, 2004Director of "Shoot the Piano Player," 1960NYT
125.May 30, 2004Featuring two or more melodic parts played togetherNYT
124.May 16, 2004Maker of maps and travel guidesNYT
123.May 2, 2004Shooter of rounds whose score is too highNYT
122.April 18, 2004Game played with bonesNYT
121.April 4, 2004Standard of judgment or comparisonNYT
120.March 21, 2004Plaything whose name is famously hard to say five times fast (2 wds.)NYT
119.March 7, 2004Where to get downNYT
118.February 22, 2004Stanley Cup champions of 1970 and 1972NYT
117.February 8, 2004"Magnificat" composerNYT
116.January 25, 2004Confederate capital in the Civil WarNYT
115.January 11, 2004Occupation of an ostlerNYT
114.December 28, 2003Something seen in a showerNYT
113.December 14, 2003Dim region around a galaxy; nimbusNYT
112.November 30, 2003Antonio Stradivari, for oneNYT
111.November 16, 20031996 John Sayles western (2 wds.)NYT
110.November 2, 2003Showing lofty dignity or nobilityNYT
109.October 19, 2003Vengeful sister of OrestesNYT
108.October 5, 2003Determination made by a stylometristNYT
107.September 21, 2003Leaf of a sort used by Leonardo for drawing inventionsNYT
106.September 7, 2003Pertaining to the summerNYT
105.August 24, 2003Firecracker with a zippy sound effect (hyph.)NYT
104.August 17, 2003Affected in speech or manners; pretentiously refined (hyph.)NYT
103.July 27, 2003Type of oil high in monounsaturated fatty acidsNYT
102.July 13, 2003Reflective greeting from the dawn of history? (3 wds.)NYT
101.June 29, 2003High-muck-a-muck (2 wds.)NYT
100.June 15, 2003Figure in a pivotal 1920 deal (2 wds.)NYT
99.June 1, 2003Earldom of the eponymous John MontaguNYT
98.May 18, 2003Comic strip created by Bob MontanaNYT
97.May 4, 2003Banded metamorphic rockNYT
96.April 20, 2003Bottle with a narrow neck and a wicker casingNYT
95.April 6, 2003Ocular peduncle, ommatophoreNYT
94.March 23, 2003Staple of Northern Italian cuisineNYT
93.March 9, 2003Painter whose "Olympia" shocked the world in 1863NYT
92.February 23, 2003Hardly a subtle or pleasant raconteurNYT
91.February 9, 2003Book, movie, TV series and Oscar-winning song (2 wds.)NYT
90.January 26, 2003Title role for which Olivia de Havilland won an Oscar, with "The"NYT
89.January 12, 2003Flowering herb also called madwort and once believed to cure rabiesNYT
88.December 29, 2002Founding member of the Group f/64 (2 wds.)NYT
87.December 15, 2002People-loving breed of catNYT
86.December 1, 2002One of refined tastesNYT
85.November 17, 2002Security measure after a prison riotNYT
84.November 3, 2002Fomenting mischief (4 wds.)NYT
83.October 20, 2002Artwork of dubious tasteNYT
82.October 6, 2002"Where ___ with Men for Pieces plays" (Omar Khayyam)NYT
81.September 22, 2002Deviating from emmetropia in one of two waysNYT
80.September 8, 2002Small, round deep-fried cakesNYT
79.August 25, 2002Publication of the Washington Post CompanyNYT
78.August 11, 2002Ferocious marcher in a column (2 wds.)NYT
77.July 28, 2002Engine additive (2 wds.)NYT
76.July 14, 2002Parliamentary body first elected in 1949NYT
75.June 30, 2002Composition of Enchanted MesaNYT
74.June 16, 2002Author of the play "Watch on the Rhine"NYT
73.June 2, 2002Activity of some ships and archaeologistsNYT
72.May 19, 2002Frantically claw or gropeNYT
71.May 5, 2002Like Tennyson's "Idylls of the King"NYT
70.April 21, 2002In one's right mind (2 wds.)NYT
69.April 7, 2002Oscar-nominated film whose sequel was 1990's "The Two Jakes"NYT
68.March 24, 2002Figure sitting with crossed legsNYT
67.March 10, 2002Dwelling like Hawthorne's in Concord, Mass.NYT
66.February 24, 2002Utterance of exasperationNYT
65.February 10, 2002Hope-giving reply to a wooerNYT
64.January 27, 2002Illegitimate son of Gloucester in "King Lear"NYT
63.January 13, 2002Treat a sore throat with liquidNYT
62.December 30, 2001Coming at the end of a seriesNYT
61.December 16, 2001Mad scramble, competitive struggle (2 wds.)NYT
60.December 2, 2001Roadies and groupiesNYT
59.November 18, 2001Product of ruthless demolitionNYT
58.November 11, 2001Imperial age accessible as well as unpleasant (2 wds.)
57.November 4, 2001Neighbor of GreeceNYT
56.October 21, 2001Player of Dr. Stantz in "Ghostbusters"NYT
55.October 7, 2001Square-cut printing type without serifs or hairlinesNYT
54.September 23, 2001Known through the senses, not the mindNYT
53.September 9, 2001Of a Gibson girl's eraNYT
52.August 26, 2001Boisterous partyingNYT
51.August 12, 2001One who might beat you with a stick (2 wds.)NYT
50.July 29, 2001Dirty rotten scoundrel (hyph.)NYT
49.July 15, 2001Free of cavitiesNYT
48.July 1, 2001Carbonated fruit drink at a soda fountainNYT
47.June 17, 20011920's silent-film star trained by Lee Duncan (3 wds.)NYT
46.June 3, 2001Main export of UzbekistanNYT
45.May 20, 2001Title heroine of a Samuel Richardson tale, 1740NYT
44.May 6, 2001One of a breed of dairy cattleNYT
43.April 22, 2001Be in a state of subdued angerNYT
42.April 8, 2001Noted painter of odalisquesNYT
41.March 25, 2001German composer who wrote for Lotte Lenya (2 wds.)NYT
40.March 11, 2001Without any chargeNYT
39.February 25, 2001Author of "Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays"NYT
38.February 11, 2001Derringer or revolver, e.g.NYT
37.January 28, 2001Polish-born novelist and dramatist (1880-1957) who wrote in YiddishNYT
36.January 14, 2001Source of revenue for an ecclesiasticNYT
35.December 31, 2000Werewolf (hyph.)NYT
34.December 17, 2000Whom Mentor counseledNYT
33.December 3, 2000Having no flaws or weaknesses; invulnerableNYT
32.November 19, 2000Dish served with a dollop of sour creamNYT
31.November 5, 2000Insipidly sentimentalNYT
30.October 22, 2000Teratophobe's fearNYT
29.October 8, 2000Fish that attaches itself to sharks by means of a sucking diskNYT
28.September 24, 2000Safeguard against computer virusesNYT
27.September 10, 2000Craft in a work from 1878NYT
26.August 27, 2000Idol of Krishna pulled on an enormous cartNYT
25.August 13, 2000Record-breaking voyager whose best seller was "We"NYT
24.July 30, 2000Ingredient of pate de foie grasNYT
23.July 16, 2000Olivier's directorial debut (2 wds.)NYT
22.July 2, 2000President whose vice president was named ClintonNYT
21.June 18, 2000Tropical South American stingers (2 wds.)NYT
20.June 4, 2000One method of surveillanceNYT
19.May 21, 2000Butler in "Remains of the Day"NYT
18.May 7, 2000Angle measured by an astrolabeNYT
17.April 23, 2000It holds a little less than a jigger (2 wds.)NYT
16.April 9, 2000Self-satisfied conformist to middle-class idealsNYT
15.March 26, 2000Excessive talkativenessNYT
14.March 12, 2000Hapless hunter of "Merrie Melodies" (2 wds.)NYT
13.February 27, 2000A glow from something living, such as a fireflyNYT
12.February 13, 2000Sound formed by syneresis, as the "oi" in "join"NYT
11.January 30, 2000Wooden sheathing in which the adjacent boards have overlapping edgesNYT
10.January 16, 2000Buddy Holly's Texas birthplaceNYT
9.January 2, 2000Someone engagingly craftyNYT
8.December 19, 1999Small shark often seen near shoreNYT
7.December 5, 1999Cosmetics, especially for actorsNYT
6.November 21, 1999Bandleader with the 1939 hit "Thanks for Ev'rything" (2 wds.)NYT
5.November 7, 1999Alloy made of tin, antimony and copperNYT
4.October 24, 1999Dessert often made from fruit (hyph.)NYT
3.October 10, 1999Figure in blueNYT
2.September 26, 1999Rain gear trademark (hyph.)NYT
1.September 12, 1999Roman god of fireNYT