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All 498 acrostics here are by Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon. Solve them online by clicking the dates below.

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Num.SolveFirst clueNYT
2018
498.September 16, 2018Stone-faced neighbor of TheodoreNYT
497.September 2, 2018Make one's diaphragm contract rhythmicallyNYT
496.August 19, 2018Addiction for DostoyevskyNYT
495.August 5, 2018Spacecraft launched in 2009 in search of exoplanetsNYT
494.July 22, 2018Thought processNYT
493.July 8, 2018Like a blacked-out dialogue balloonNYT
492.June 24, 2018Good person of any gender, despite the soundNYT
491.June 10, 2018Biennial event begun in 1927 (2 wds.)NYT
490.May 27, 2018Obviously pregnantNYT
489.May 13, 2018Dance, opera, writing or painting (2 wds.)NYT
488.April 29, 2018High Sierra browserNYT
487.April 15, 2018Exhibiting genu varumNYT
486.April 1, 2018Beatles song that begins "Jo Jo was a man who thought he was a loner" (2 wds.)NYT
485.March 18, 2018Game for the preverbal setNYT
484.March 4, 2018With Answer B., classic film star who said "Concentrate, don't embroider" NYT
483.February 18, 2018What proton streams should never do, per "Ghostbusters"NYT
482.February 4, 2018Sort of writing on a dinar or rialNYT
481.January 21, 2018Attractive, but a bit too preciousNYT
480.January 7, 2018Small, nocturnal scorpion-eating bird (2 wds.)NYT
2017
479.December 24, 2017In heraldry, shown with wings extendedNYT
478.December 10, 2017Unesco and othersNYT
477.November 26, 2017Patently so; based on truismsNYT
476.November 12, 2017Fabric with a rippled patternNYT
475.October 29, 2017Keening woman of Irish loreNYT
474.October 15, 2017Tune that Pee-wee Herman danced to in "Pee-wee's Big Adventure"NYT
473.October 1, 2017Way of thinking about thingsNYT
472.September 17, 2017Vessel also called a carboyNYT
471.September 3, 2017Site of mock naval battlesNYT
470.August 20, 2017Outer Banks town with the motto "First in Flight" (2 wds.)NYT
469.August 6, 2017Weirdly absurd, off-the-wallNYT
468.July 23, 2017One charging a safari trip?NYT
467.July 9, 2017Artful exercise of power by a monarchNYT
466.June 25, 2017Sweets enjoyed at HogwartsNYT
465.June 11, 2017Like Maybellene in a 1955 songNYT
464.May 28, 2017"Oedipus Rex" playwrightNYT
463.May 14, 2017Like the smells of a springtime gardenNYT
462.April 30, 2017Cryptid in numerous folk talesNYT
461.April 16, 2017Creator of the 1950s book and film "The Silent World"NYT
460.April 2, 20171974 action film with four sequels (2 wds.)NYT
459.March 19, 2017Big cheese, honcho, fat cat, pooh-bahNYT
458.March 5, 2017Graph called a "camembert" in France (2 wds.)NYT
457.February 19, 2017Invention described in the 1887 book "Unua Libro" (and the subject of this puzzle's quotation)NYT
456.February 5, 2017Belabored bit of questionable witNYT
455.January 22, 2017Comic "Saturday Night Live" offeringNYT
454.January 8, 2017Gushing, beyond glowingNYT
2016
453.December 25, 2016Sport testing speed and accuracyNYT
452.December 11, 2016Rebuilding project for HadrianNYT
451.November 27, 2016Last of 40 spaces in a gameNYT
450.November 13, 2016Chemist's name attached to a law and a constantNYT
449.October 30, 2016Sign of nervousness (2 wds.)NYT
448.October 16, 2016Quail; feel really embarrassedNYT
447.October 2, 2016Wanderer in OzNYT
446.September 18, 2016Dreamy place of pleasure, Shangri-LaNYT
445.September 4, 2016Good thing to have in a campaign or sports contestNYT
444.August 21, 2016Specialty of some runnersNYT
443.August 7, 2016Cranky, peevish, fractious, touchyNYT
442.July 24, 2016Hardship, rigor, tribulationNYT
441.July 10, 2016Fielding play associated with Willie Mays (2 wds.)NYT
440.June 26, 2016Dramatic event in "The Martian" or "Dune"NYT
439.June 12, 2016Someone on the other sideNYT
438.May 29, 2016Easy gait (2 wds.)NYT
437.May 15, 2016Streaks made by falling rocksNYT
436.May 1, 2016Mode of travel involving a teamNYT
435.April 17, 2016How you sometimes feel on a roller coasterNYT
434.April 3, 2016One in search of the philosopher's stoneNYT
433.March 20, 2016"The Say Hey Kid" for Willie Mays, e.g.NYT
432.March 6, 2016System for D.C. negotiators?NYT
431.February 21, 2016Contents of some booksNYT
430.February 7, 2016Quite a tongue-lashing (2 wds.)NYT
429.January 24, 2016Rake, but not the kind with prongsNYT
428.January 10, 2016Storage room for chasubles, chalices, etc.NYT
2015
427.December 27, 2015Mood of many people on the night of 12/31NYT
426.December 13, 2015Plotter linked with November 5 (2 wds.)NYT
425.November 29, 2015Car chase sound effectNYT
424.November 15, 2015Hooch from a stillNYT
423.November 1, 2015Stretch during a stoppage of workNYT
422.October 18, 2015Irritable, as an old crankNYT
421.October 4, 2015Surrounding, as sound or lightNYT
420.September 20, 2015Eponym of a New York art museumNYT
419.September 6, 2015Rogues' gallery component (2 wds.)NYT
418.August 23, 2015Region known to the ancients as Via Lactea (2 wds.)NYT
417.August 9, 2015Item destroyed by the Wicked Witch of the WestNYT
416.July 26, 2015Response to a security threatNYT
415.July 12, 2015Living space with zero privacyNYT
414.June 28, 2015Loss of language facultiesNYT
413.June 14, 2015Singer who said "I am my own work of art"NYT
412.May 31, 2015Part of Queens served by the A trainNYT
411.May 17, 2015Cooks up; openings in NASANYT
410.May 3, 2015Aquatic plant's anchoring partNYT
409.April 19, 2015Original version, as of a musical scoreNYT
408.April 5, 2015Losers of Super Bowl XLVIII to the SeahawksNYT
407.March 22, 2015Like Stoker's "Dracula" or Shelley's "Frankenstein"NYT
406.March 8, 2015Trash-to-ashtray converter (2 wds.)NYT
405.February 22, 2015Part of life that was of interest to Scouting founder Lord Baden-PowellNYT
404.February 8, 2015With winds rotating around a center of low pressureNYT
403.January 25, 2015Feature of a sinuous riverNYT
402.January 11, 2015At a full gallop, as in an English fox huntNYT
2014
401.December 28, 2014On the case ahead of timeNYT
400.December 14, 2014First and worst among adversariesNYT
399.November 30, 2014Action without conscious intentNYT
398.November 16, 2014Oprah Winfrey, relative to Rosa Parks in 2005NYT
397.November 2, 2014Full, rich outpouring of melodious sound; tuning forkNYT
396.October 19, 2014Slide-jiggling effect on a tromboneNYT
395.October 5, 2014Rock forming Gettysburg's Devil's DenNYT
394.September 21, 2014What is described by this puzzle's quotation, informallyNYT
393.September 7, 2014Composer who influenced Ravel and BoulezNYT
392.August 24, 2014Great fortune suddenly acquiredNYT
391.August 10, 2014The Pantheon in Rome has oneNYT
390.July 27, 2014Eighty-six in stages (2 wds.)NYT
389.July 13, 2014Fruit salad with miniature marshmallowsNYT
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
2013
375.December 29, 2013Mechanical action film title character
374.December 15, 2013Tedious list; series of alternating invocations and responses in church
373.December 1, 20131980 #1 hit for Christopher Cross
372.November 17, 2013Prankish shenanigans
371.November 3, 2013Oldest U.S. state capital (2 wds.)
370.October 20, 2013Beginning you may go back to (2 wds.)
369.October 6, 2013Lemming eater of frigid climes (2 wds.)
368.September 22, 2013Insouciant, nonchalant
367.September 8, 2013Rapacious, predatory type
366.August 25, 2013Dreamy god of Greeks and Romans
365.August 11, 2013Short race in fiction
364.July 28, 2013Tea party figure of note (2 wds.)
363.July 14, 2013Animal life adrift in the main
362.June 30, 2013Clever bit of trickery
361.June 16, 2013Subject to a change of view
360.June 2, 2013Piece of self-validation (2 wds.)
359.May 19, 2013Belief of a yogi or Gnostic
358.May 5, 2013Venue for some diving
357.April 21, 2013Group to which grasshoppers and crickets belong
356.April 7, 2013"No gains without pains" writer of 1745
355.March 24, 2013Vocabulary, to a walking dictionary
354.March 10, 2013Singer of the 2006 hit "Deja Vu"
353.February 24, 2013Hero by another name
352.February 10, 2013Toon with a toy piano
351.January 27, 2013Muscle used in arm-flapping
350.January 13, 2013Men associated with missions
2012
349.December 30, 2012"Sh" or "wr," in phonetics
348.December 16, 2012Munchies not always nutritious (2 wds.)
347.December 2, 2012Counterfactual premise (hyph.)
346.November 18, 20121985 novel of alien encounters
345.November 4, 2012Forum for questioning citizens (2 wds.)
344.October 21, 20121982 film horrorfest written by Stephen King
343.October 7, 2012Fail to keep up with demand (2 wds.)
342.September 23, 2012Ideal amount for some gamblers (hyph.)
341.September 9, 2012Gathering place for the inn crowd
340.August 26, 2012Guys who've got mail
339.August 12, 2012Size, shape and proportions
338.July 29, 2012Chuck Berry song that repeatedly asks "Honey, is that you?"
337.July 15, 2012Construction technique for cranes?
336.July 1, 2012Slashed picture of 2008? (2 wds.)
335.June 17, 2012Sparkle like snow in the sun
334.June 3, 2012Broadcast of bad actors, e.g.
333.May 20, 2012Real swordsman fictionalized in Dumas novels
332.May 6, 2012Flirt with smooth moves
331.April 22, 2012Feathery plant for a woodland garden (2 wds.)
330.April 8, 2012Object of a chiseler's desire
329.March 25, 2012Online promo for a TV show
328.March 11, 2012Pollyanna's opposite
327.February 26, 2012Sleeping with the fishes
326.February 12, 2012Fellows in a flock
325.January 29, 2012English county home to the River Dee
324.January 15, 2012Place affording a panoramic view
323.January 1, 2012The world of organized crime
2011
322.December 18, 2011Walk unsteadily, tremble as one moves
321.December 4, 2011Red-faced dismay
320.November 20, 2011Courses for beginners?
319.November 6, 2011Period of deterioration (hyph.)
318.October 23, 2011Chart-topping song of October 1962 (2 wds.)
317.October 9, 2011Online video gamer's exclamation of joy
316.September 25, 2011Not particularly tailored (hyph.)
315.September 11, 2011Case for a small memento
314.August 28, 2011Something felt on a man's head
313.August 14, 2011"___ is an instant vacation" (Milton Berle)
312.July 31, 2011Like some moccasins and cowboy shirts
311.July 17, 2011Current affair taking place at a high level? (2 wds.)
310.July 3, 20111984 debut that included a mouse
309.June 19, 2011Army form of communication?
308.June 5, 2011Second banana, in vaudeville
307.May 22, 2011Expected deliverer
306.May 8, 2011Big Ten squad from Minnesota, informally
305.April 24, 2011What can be scared out of you
304.April 10, 2011Plant whose root is used in magic rituals
303.March 27, 2011Venture made risky by the forces of chance
302.March 13, 2011High point in horology
301.March 6, 2011Intense homesickness or longing for the past
300.February 13, 2011Big and bold; attention-getting
299.January 30, 2011Edna Ferber's Cotton Blossom, for one
298.January 16, 2011Protagonist in H. G. Wells's "The Invisible Man"
297.January 2, 2011President of the Senate under Nixon
2010
296.December 19, 2010Typical giver of a gift signed "from St. Nick"
295.December 5, 2010Entrepreneur who founded an Odditorium
294.November 21, 2010Handouts from quartermasters
293.November 7, 2010A million joules per second
292.October 24, 2010Saskatchewan city that is home to an annual Festival of Words (2 wds.)
291.October 10, 2010Cross-out, erasure
290.September 26, 2010Exoskeleton in a littoral setting
289.September 12, 2010"At the same time, back at the ranch ..."
288.August 29, 2010Gavel-to-gavel period
287.August 15, 2010Roald Dahl novel made into a 1996 movie
286.August 1, 2010Epic with stanzas in the form a-b-a-b-a-b-c-c (2 wds.)
285.July 18, 2010Like some Protestantism and Judaism
284.July 4, 2010Plot with evil intent
283.June 20, 2010Of first importance (2 wds.)
282.June 6, 2010Razorback, Duroc, Poland China, etc.
281.May 23, 2010Sprout forth; mushroom
280.May 9, 2010Offspring that don't resemble their parents
279.April 25, 2010Hard rock of a sort (2 wds.)
278.April 11, 2010Bring to life with an infusion of juice (hyph.)
277.March 28, 2010Meal of cereal grain
276.March 14, 2010Beluga, by another name (2 wds.)
275.February 28, 2010Advise without consent
274.February 14, 2010Apposite anagram of "tender names"
273.January 31, 2010Role in "Shrek" with no lines
272.January 17, 2010Like many a treasured heirloom
271.January 3, 2010Goal reached on Dec. 14, 1911 (2 wds.)
2009
270.December 20, 2009Crag called "Six Grandfathers" by the Lakota
269.December 6, 2009TV secret agent resourceful with a Swiss Army knife
268.November 22, 2009German town where Johann Sebastian Bach was born
267.November 8, 2009Fate who cut the thread of destiny
266.October 25, 2009Potentially spooky shift of work (2 wds.)
265.October 11, 2009Versatile women's garment
264.September 27, 2009Misleading bit of advice (2 wds.)
263.September 13, 2009Went through some changes
262.August 30, 2009Exemplar of superfluity (2 wds.)
261.August 16, 2009Symbiosis
260.August 2, 2009Act of noncompliance
259.July 19, 2009Deficient, politically correctly
258.July 5, 2009Flight to another world?
257.June 21, 2009Openly shocked or bewildered (hyph.)
256.June 7, 2009TV character in apartment 5B
255.May 24, 2009One allure of exploration
254.May 10, 2009Activity for a chef or a dandy
253.April 26, 2009Bird whose courting flight spirals up, then nosedives
252.April 12, 2009Cow or pony well past its prime
251.March 29, 2009Result of a big hit
250.March 15, 2009Early TV cop show with Lt. Dan Muldoon (2 wds.)
249.March 1, 2009Awkward extra on a date (2 wds.)
248.February 15, 2009First call before shooting
247.January 25, 2009Structure or contrivance in its entirety
246.January 18, 2009Soul, essence
245.January 4, 2009"Some people are afraid of heights. I'm afraid of ___." (Steven Wright)
2008
244.December 21, 2008Cranky, easily annoyed
243.December 7, 2008Scourge of the Great Plains
242.November 23, 2008Nutlike Far Eastern fruit
241.November 9, 2008State sought by pleasure-seekers
240.October 26, 2008Locale of snakes in a 2006 thriller
239.October 12, 2008Pass the time as Queequeg did
238.September 28, 2008Town whose main street is Chocolate Avenue
237.September 14, 2008"The very essence of ___ is uncertainty"
236.August 31, 2008Soda fountain supply (2 wds.)
235.August 17, 2008Endangered sea creature that is the primary source for tortoiseshell
234.August 3, 2008Preprandial theatergoing option
233.July 20, 2008One way to reach a conclusion
232.July 6, 2008Wartime-only rank for a general (hyph.)
231.June 22, 2008Business symbolized by three gold globes hanging from a bar
230.June 8, 2008Highest mount in the continental U.S.
229.May 25, 2008Symbol worn on St. George's Day (2 wds.)
228.May 11, 2008Drink served in a Champagne flute
227.April 27, 2008Top-level canines
226.April 13, 2008All-time pro home-run champ (2 wds.)
225.March 30, 2008Crude and not very clever
224.March 16, 2008Like the words in un diccionario
223.March 2, 2008Craft operated alone in Egypt by this quote's author
222.February 17, 2008Dust Bowl Troubadour of folk music
221.February 3, 2008Ring used in some circus acts (2 wds.)
220.January 20, 2008What you may shoot in the wild
219.January 6, 2008Traditional preparation in a casserole or hot pot (2 wds.)
2007
218.December 23, 2007Well adapted for travel in water (hyph.)
217.December 9, 2007Browning selection?
216.November 25, 2007Book listing eight Beatitudes
215.November 11, 2007Diner's choice on Thanksgiving Day (2 wds.)
214.October 28, 2007Polite term for a know-it-all
213.October 14, 2007Here today, gone tomorrow
212.September 30, 2007Artwork on two hinged panels
211.September 16, 2007Composer of "The Planets"
210.September 2, 2007Heated enclosure for raising fowl
209.August 19, 2007Madness, from the Latin for "being out of one's furrow"
208.August 5, 2007Joe Blow or John Doe
207.July 22, 2007The study of clouds and their formation
206.July 8, 2007Gems used in lasers of a certain hue
205.June 24, 2007Composer whose dying words were "Applaud, my friends, the comedy is over"
204.June 10, 2007Conventionally middle-class
203.May 27, 2007Platform for public speaking
202.May 13, 2007Hel, to Loki, or Gaea, to Chaos
201.April 29, 2007Having a pattern of brightly colored diamond shapes
200.April 15, 2007On the way toward impoverishment
199.April 1, 2007What Carry Nation carried into saloons
198.March 18, 2007Movement upon stimulation
197.March 4, 2007Set of playthings for a logophile
196.February 18, 2007Devoted to pleasure
195.February 4, 2007Musical performance, usually by a soloist
194.January 21, 2007Club for athletically inclined seniors
193.January 7, 2007Giving no quarter (hyph.)
2006
192.December 24, 2006Offer as a gift
191.December 10, 2006Purple stone thought by ancient Greeks to cure drunkenness
190.November 26, 2006Like diners observing some holidays
189.November 12, 2006Where Boston motorists go in circles
188.October 29, 2006Supporter of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel
187.October 15, 2006Like a manuscript in an in-box
186.October 1, 2006Not budging
185.September 17, 2006Star-studded PBS series of 1980
184.September 3, 2006Labored; prepared for an infant?
183.August 20, 20061925 novel of a doctor from Zenith
182.August 6, 2006Quantum with no mass or charge
181.July 23, 2006The opposite of diminished
180.July 9, 2006David and Goliath, e.g.
179.June 25, 2006Computer whose heyday has passed (2 wds.)
178.June 11, 2006Expert in the stuff of life
177.May 28, 2006Mexican scarf used at times as a baby sling
176.May 14, 2006Flower-shaped decoration on a cake
175.April 30, 2006Greek mathematician who wrote about pi
174.April 16, 2006Many a mom or dad, say, after school lets out
173.April 2, 2006A couple of dumbbells, e.g.
172.March 19, 2006Area inside a circle of wagons
171.March 5, 2006Swiss town that's hosted an annual jazz festival since 1967
170.February 19, 2006Queen who established the Spanish Inquisition
169.February 5, 2006Configured like some pilots' formations (hyph.)
168.January 22, 2006Medieval scholar, a numbskull's eponym (2 wds.)
167.January 8, 2006Field of centaurs and unicorns
2005
166.December 25, 2005Food-raising device
165.December 11, 2005Publisher of "The Amazing Spider-Man"
164.November 27, 2005Work performed in a garage or an orchestra pit? (hyph.)
163.November 13, 2005Split infinitive from "Star Trek" (3 wds.)
162.October 30, 2005Deliverer of enigmatic statements
161.October 16, 2005Language called tlhingan Hol by "native speakers"
160.October 2, 2005Radical environmentalist
159.September 18, 2005Pre-extraction application
158.September 4, 2005Sweetly endearing
157.August 21, 2005Parent-to-child contribution
156.August 7, 2005Release, discharge (2 wds.)
155.July 24, 2005Episode whose ending leaves you in suspense
154.July 10, 2005Giant octopus-like sea monster of legend
153.June 26, 2005Athletic act that takes place at a tee
152.June 12, 2005Tragic flaw, in literature
151.May 29, 2005With Z, group of deep structures in the brain associated with memory and emotion
150.May 15, 2005Florida rivals of Georgia's Bulldogs
149.May 1, 2005Visiting lecturer or museum guide
148.April 17, 2005Amplifier component
147.April 3, 2005Explanation for a magician's trick, maybe
146.March 20, 2005Ruler whose title means "great house"
145.March 6, 2005Botanically persistent, like most tropical plants
144.February 20, 2005Amelia Earhart's Kansas birthplace
143.February 6, 2005Sound of cymbals; group of rhinos
142.January 23, 2005Fabric made from the wool of Angora goats
141.January 9, 2005Tamora, over the Goths, in "Titus Andronicus"
2004
140.December 26, 2004Remain completely dry
139.December 12, 2004Businesslike, utilitarian (hyph.)
138.November 28, 2004Contest involving recipes (hyph.)
137.November 14, 2004Seemingly self-contradictory term for a son (hyph.)
136.October 31, 2004Political platform?
135.October 17, 2004Composer whose first hit was "Swanee"
134.October 3, 2004Offerer of charity fund-raiser tickets
133.September 19, 2004Groove-throated whale also called a razorback
132.September 5, 2004Property for which salvage may be paid
131.August 22, 2004Dutch art school represented by Piet Mondrian (2 wds.)
130.August 8, 2004Playful or flirtatious exchange
129.July 25, 2004Show to have had sufficient legal reason
128.July 11, 2004Triple Crown winner of 1978
127.June 27, 2004Whistling bird with hornlike ear tufts (2 wds.)
126.June 13, 2004Director of "Shoot the Piano Player," 1960
125.May 30, 2004Featuring two or more melodic parts played together
124.May 16, 2004Maker of maps and travel guides
123.May 2, 2004Shooter of rounds whose score is too high
122.April 18, 2004Game played with bones
121.April 4, 2004Standard of judgment or comparison
120.March 21, 2004Plaything whose name is famously hard to say five times fast (2 wds.)
119.March 7, 2004Where to get down
118.February 22, 2004Stanley Cup champions of 1970 and 1972
117.February 8, 2004"Magnificat" composer
116.January 25, 2004Confederate capital in the Civil War
115.January 11, 2004Occupation of an ostler
2003
114.December 28, 2003Something seen in a shower
113.December 14, 2003Dim region around a galaxy; nimbus
112.November 30, 2003Antonio Stradivari, for one
111.November 16, 20031996 John Sayles western (2 wds.)
110.November 2, 2003Showing lofty dignity or nobility
109.October 19, 2003Vengeful sister of Orestes
108.October 5, 2003Determination made by a stylometrist
107.September 21, 2003Leaf of a sort used by Leonardo for drawing inventions
106.September 7, 2003Pertaining to the summer
105.August 24, 2003Firecracker with a zippy sound effect (hyph.)
104.August 17, 2003Affected in speech or manners; pretentiously refined (hyph.)
103.July 27, 2003Type of oil high in monounsaturated fatty acids
102.July 13, 2003Reflective greeting from the dawn of history? (3 wds.)
101.June 29, 2003High-muck-a-muck (2 wds.)
100.June 15, 2003Figure in a pivotal 1920 deal (2 wds.)
99.June 1, 2003Earldom of the eponymous John Montagu
98.May 18, 2003Comic strip created by Bob Montana
97.May 4, 2003Banded metamorphic rock
96.April 20, 2003Bottle with a narrow neck and a wicker casing
95.April 6, 2003Ocular peduncle, ommatophore
94.March 23, 2003Staple of Northern Italian cuisine
93.March 9, 2003Painter whose "Olympia" shocked the world in 1863
92.February 23, 2003Hardly a subtle or pleasant raconteur
91.February 9, 2003Book, movie, TV series and Oscar-winning song (2 wds.)
90.January 26, 2003Title role for which Olivia de Havilland won an Oscar, with "The"
89.January 12, 2003Flowering herb also called madwort and once believed to cure rabies
2002
88.December 29, 2002Founding member of the Group f/64 (2 wds.)
87.December 15, 2002People-loving breed of cat
86.December 1, 2002One of refined tastes
85.November 17, 2002Security measure after a prison riot
84.November 3, 2002Fomenting mischief (4 wds.)
83.October 20, 2002Artwork of dubious taste
82.October 6, 2002"Where ___ with Men for Pieces plays" (Omar Khayyam)
81.September 22, 2002Deviating from emmetropia in one of two ways
80.September 8, 2002Small, round deep-fried cakes
79.August 25, 2002Publication of the Washington Post Company
78.August 11, 2002Ferocious marcher in a column (2 wds.)
77.July 28, 2002Engine additive (2 wds.)
76.July 14, 2002Parliamentary body first elected in 1949
75.June 30, 2002Composition of Enchanted Mesa
74.June 16, 2002Author of the play "Watch on the Rhine"
73.June 2, 2002Activity of some ships and archaeologists
72.May 19, 2002Frantically claw or grope
71.May 5, 2002Like Tennyson's "Idylls of the King"
70.April 21, 2002In one's right mind (2 wds.)
69.April 7, 2002Oscar-nominated film whose sequel was 1990's "The Two Jakes"
68.March 24, 2002Figure sitting with crossed legs
67.March 10, 2002Dwelling like Hawthorne's in Concord, Mass.
66.February 24, 2002Utterance of exasperation
65.February 10, 2002Hope-giving reply to a wooer
64.January 27, 2002Illegitimate son of Gloucester in "King Lear"
63.January 13, 2002Treat a sore throat with liquid
2001
62.December 30, 2001Coming at the end of a series
61.December 16, 2001Mad scramble, competitive struggle (2 wds.)
60.December 2, 2001Roadies and groupies
59.November 18, 2001Product of ruthless demolition
58.November 11, 2001Imperial age accessible as well as unpleasant (2 wds.)
57.November 4, 2001Neighbor of Greece
56.October 21, 2001Player of Dr. Stantz in "Ghostbusters"
55.October 7, 2001Square-cut printing type without serifs or hairlines
54.September 23, 2001Known through the senses, not the mind
53.September 9, 2001Of a Gibson girl's era
52.August 26, 2001Boisterous partying
51.August 12, 2001One who might beat you with a stick (2 wds.)
50.July 29, 2001Dirty rotten scoundrel (hyph.)
49.July 15, 2001Free of cavities
48.July 1, 2001Carbonated fruit drink at a soda fountain
47.June 17, 20011920's silent-film star trained by Lee Duncan (3 wds.)
46.June 3, 2001Main export of Uzbekistan
45.May 20, 2001Title heroine of a Samuel Richardson tale, 1740
44.May 6, 2001One of a breed of dairy cattle
43.April 22, 2001Be in a state of subdued anger
42.April 8, 2001Noted painter of odalisques
41.March 25, 2001German composer who wrote for Lotte Lenya (2 wds.)
40.March 11, 2001Without any charge
39.February 25, 2001Author of "Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays"
38.February 11, 2001Derringer or revolver, e.g.
37.January 28, 2001Polish-born novelist and dramatist (1880-1957) who wrote in Yiddish
36.January 14, 2001Source of revenue for an ecclesiastic
2000
35.December 31, 2000Werewolf (hyph.)
34.December 17, 2000Whom Mentor counseled
33.December 3, 2000Having no flaws or weaknesses; invulnerable
32.November 19, 2000Dish served with a dollop of sour cream
31.November 5, 2000Insipidly sentimental
30.October 22, 2000Teratophobe's fear
29.October 8, 2000Fish that attaches itself to sharks by means of a sucking disk
28.September 24, 2000Safeguard against computer viruses
27.September 10, 2000Craft in a work from 1878
26.August 27, 2000Idol of Krishna pulled on an enormous cart
25.August 13, 2000Record-breaking voyager whose best seller was "We"
24.July 30, 2000Ingredient of pate de foie gras
23.July 16, 2000Olivier's directorial debut (2 wds.)
22.July 2, 2000President whose vice president was named Clinton
21.June 18, 2000Tropical South American stingers (2 wds.)
20.June 4, 2000One method of surveillance
19.May 21, 2000Butler in "Remains of the Day"
18.May 7, 2000Angle measured by an astrolabe
17.April 23, 2000It holds a little less than a jigger (2 wds.)
16.April 9, 2000Self-satisfied conformist to middle-class ideals
15.March 26, 2000Excessive talkativeness
14.March 12, 2000Hapless hunter of "Merrie Melodies" (2 wds.)
13.February 27, 2000A glow from something living, such as a firefly
12.February 13, 2000Sound formed by syneresis, as the "oi" in "join"
11.January 30, 2000Wooden sheathing in which the adjacent boards have overlapping edges
10.January 16, 2000Buddy Holly's Texas birthplace
9.January 2, 2000Someone engagingly crafty
1999
8.December 19, 1999Small shark often seen near shore
7.December 5, 1999Cosmetics, especially for actors
6.November 21, 1999Bandleader with the 1939 hit "Thanks for Ev'rything" (2 wds.)
5.November 7, 1999Alloy made of tin, antimony and copper
4.October 24, 1999Dessert often made from fruit (hyph.)
3.October 10, 1999Figure in blue
2.September 26, 1999Rain gear trademark (hyph.)
1.September 12, 1999Roman god of fire