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09/22/2017


Miscellaneous

Clue


I tell Maximilian that I am the featured author at a huge book signing with my heroic, majestic novel that I wrote waking early every morning to get down to business.

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Click here for September 22's solution

09/21/2017


Sports/World Geo

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Sy, who plays professional baseball in NYC, is establishing a rigid set of social distinctions to govern behavior and privileges in the locker room.

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09/20/2017


Tech

Clue


Place on the internet where my sister can go as a refuge, a pleasant place to get away from it all.

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Click here for September 20's solution

09/19/2017


World Geo

Clue


A South American pack animal animal relegated to a petting zoo at a local shopping center owned by the Luft family tells Tina how he just feels used as some kind of prop and sadly yearns be running wild.

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Click here for September 19's solution

09/18/2017


Business

Clue


Introductions all around at a big business conference featuring past, present and future : McDonald's CEO to JP Morgan's. Wang Computer's founder to eBay chairman.

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09/15/2017


Medicine

Clue


Response from a doctor half confirming his patient's self diagnosis when he had asked," Am I crazy, or am I missing my large intestine?"

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09/14/2017


Miscellaneous

Clue


Suppose I Irepair it for you. Will you give me tickets to the game?

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09/13/2017


US Government/History

Clue


At the Supreme Court's annual softball game against the clerks circa 2014, one of the justices said this as he came up to bat with ducks on the pond,ready to plate a run with a hit.

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09/12/2017


Miscellaneous

Clue


Pay attention: I'd lay money that the little Parisian cafe/restaurant gets sued in civil court.

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Click here for September 12's solution

09/11/2017


World Geo/Food and Drink

Clue


Line of dialogue from a play set in Ireland where in a miscellaneous native pub patron there makes fun of Edward's order of a common American beer.

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Click here for September 11's solution

09/08/2017


Business

Clue


Re the issue of which credit card company we should choose to handle payments, watch me: Master Card. Not their chief rival.

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Click here for September 08's solution

09/07/2017


World Languages

Clue


Boss at an advertising firm, showing off a little Spanish, suggests aside an entire year to get done a brocuyrea bout a coral reef area.

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09/06/2017


Language/Sports

Clue


What "Nomeaux" is,to a Dodger baseball fan in the mid 1990s, made up by him for Cajun Day.

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09/05/2017


Tech

Clue


A woman tells her her friend that she can send requests to men to call her with just a very low resolution photo.

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09/04/2017


Entertainment/World Geo

Clue


A friend tells this "Oklahoma!" girl that the advertisement she has crafted to celebrate Islams' holy month was ridiculous.

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09/01/2017


USA Geo

Clue


Simple description of Atlanta, Georgia's transportation system, at least in part.

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08/31/2017


World Geo

Clue


Suggestion to alphabetize the small restaurant/nightclubs of the European style located in this Central African country, but serving for Russian expatriates living there the good old home cooking that they were used to as they recall the days on the frozen tundra.

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08/30/2017


World Geo

Clue


What I said to my Mother about our trip to Spain, wherein I curse it's largest city, the low point of our trip, in a fit of anger.

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08/29/2017


Miscellaneous

Clue


Describing Obed, who worships The Flying Spaghetti Monster and is courteous, gracious and charming albeit overweight and a gullible fool.

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08/28/2017


Entertaiment

Clue


Kuryakin's partner never considered wearing a short sleeved pullover sports shirt.

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08/25/2017


Miscellaneous

Clue


What you might call the student body president at an underground cemetery converted into a college.

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08/24/2017


Science

Clue


When soldier Tino complains about the quality of the water his unit had to drink, his CO slangily lets him know that considering that the unit had been pretty bad at their jobs recently, it was what they deserved.

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08/23/2017


Science

Clue


Response to this request: "Give me examples of two chemical elements."

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08/22/2017


History/World Languages/Food

Clue


What a boy said to his uncle from Acapulco on the occasion of a visit to them in the 1920s from the head of the Soviet Union, reminding him that he should start cooking breakfast, hominy, as their foolish obstinate guest was just waking up, and that he should really get a move on to be sure the food was ready.

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Click here for August 22's solution

08/21/2017


Food/Entertainment

Clue


Celebrity chef Paula, in this line of dialogue from a play, tells Emily that there is no pleasure in arguing with her over the menu,but really there should not be containers of Pringles and not many customers like melted cheese and bread for dipping.

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08/18/2017


Entertainment/Medicine

Clue


"Thelma" borrowed the car from "Louise" and went to the drive thru at the hospital to get her brain wave activity checked.

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08/17/2017


Science

Clue


When the big time party goer got drunk and fell down passed out at the frat party, a physics major suggested that they used a long steel bar a la Archimedes to get him up, It almost works, but someone lost their grip. So this suggested was made, to try it again.

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08/16/2017


Nature

Clue


A man rejects the "vision" his psychic had had in which she had seen a wildebeest wearing blue jeans coming into his life.

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08/15/2017


Miscellaneous

Clue


An outer space alien gossip.

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08/14/2017


World Languages/Entertainment

Clue


After a young country singer duo had been turned away by a record producer, Scruggs, who had been studying German, sent his partner back in to talk to them to try, above all, to make the case against the company's argument for not picking them up. This is what Scruggs said.

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08/11/2017


USA Geo/Entertainment

Clue


A captain of industry in a large Southern Ohio city chides actor Cage in this line of dialogue from a play.

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08/10/2017


World Geo/History/Slang

Clue


I tell Nan that US Rep Darrell, Chair of the Congressional Oversight Committee comes off hilariously in this tale of the time he and his staff visited the birthplace of St. Francis in Central Italy.

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08/09/2017


USA Geo

Clue


Someone tells Lee that in his opinion the remains of Castro are being held, isolated in a town he just made up, roughly somewhere between Amarillo and Brownsville, which is remote and just seems to be a long way from everything.

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08/08/2017


USA Geo

Clue


Name for a potential clothing line for informal everyday wear befitting the Southern California lifestyle of the United States.

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08/07/2017


Arts/Entertainment

Clue


It is not true that this star of "Roots" gave a massage to the composer of "Bolero."

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08/04/2017


Business

Clue


I noted that Stuart, although mad, agreed silently with me when I lambasted the quality of the fare at Krispy Kreme.

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08/03/2017


Arts/Business

Clue


Diana was asked if the art work in an early twentieth century style often expressing nonsense, irrationality, and bourgeois protest, anti-art to some, was based on an advertisement for this, which had been seen by [her assistant] Ada.

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08/02/2017


USA History

Clue


Did Los Angeles notice now much of a threat to safety Alec the ambulance attendant was? Are you kidding?

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08/01/2017


USA History

Clue


Note left for former OJ Simpson prosecutor by her boyfriend after she stomped out accusing him of not liking her artwork of inlaid stones, in which he protests that she has it all wrong.

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07/31/2017


World Geo/Entertainment

Clue


Being totally unyielding in his opinions Ara, a Hanoi "Jack McCoy" wannabe, is also an informing scoundrel.

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07/28/2017


Miscellaneous

Clue


Suggestion to Emily that she refrain from saying things to me like, "The early bird seldom knocks twice" or " Give him an inch and he'll rush in where angels fear to tread."

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07/27/2017


USA Geo

Clue


[When I was driving from Spokane to Seattle] I noticed a team of Transportation Department employees putting up new road signs.

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07/26/2017


Slang

Clue


Del hired a redneck with a new college degree whom Nathaniel eyed [with suspicion.]

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07/25/2017


US History/Geo

Clue


Describing a hitchhiking right wing idealogue, author, and movie maker D'Souza to a group of people from a subculture favoring dark themes and melodies in music and a dark and morbid aesthetic, as he told them where in Oklahoma he needed to get to.

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07/24/2017


USA History

Clue


I am pretty very impressed with the movie I produced and directed about how our 16th president, melancholy though he could be, was really excellent in an aggressive, tough, intimidating way, as suggested by the slangy title.

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07/21/2017


Business

Clue


Ann fantasizes about vacationing with her girlfriend using peer-to-peer short term lodging.

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07/20/2017


Sports

Clue


What mid fifties-70s major league player Francona, who is also the father of the current Indians manager, yelled to his infielders as he called them off on a short popup to right field.

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07/19/2017


USA History

Clue


Harsh words of reproach to the inventor of bifocals who was so drunk and drinking so fast that he could hardly catch his breath.

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07/18/2017


Government

Clue


Agent Dias relates how Cyrus, a newly newly minted college graduate and CIA operative, chewed him out after he had told Emily not to use an unlicensed taxi.

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07/17/2017


USA Geo

Clue


Do not lose track of West Pointer Edward; stay near him, observing him from all angles while I think about what to do about him.

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07/14/2017


Sports/World Geo

Clue


When a man thinks he has won $10,000,000 in a horse race, and has his friend point out that it is really only about $150,000 as the winnings had been posted in Indian Currency, a friend points out his error.

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07/13/2017


Miscellaneous

Clue


Having finally made her choice, a woman says this to her date who is about to leave because she can't make up her mind about what kind of tea she wants to order at the restaurant.

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07/12/2017


Government/World Geo

Clue


A scam perpetrated by the nomadic small statured Africans who run a workout facility that is actually a CIA front.

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07/11/2017


Arts

Clue


Lilliputians' view of their oversized guest.

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07/10/2017


Food&Drink

Clue


Line of dialogue in a play wherein a girl discovers that she is supposed to provide drinks and snacks for her father's buddies when they come over, so she asks if perhaps she could prepare for someone, say hot peppers stuffed with cheese, or perhaps a frappe of rum, coconut, pineapple juice.

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Click here for July 10's solution

07/07/2017


History

Clue


When a friend in the 1970s referred to Uganda's Amin in the past tense as if he were no longer in power, I corrected him, referring to his gruesome, revolting reign that I had seen.

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07/06/2017


Sports

Clue


Website devoted to all the activities of 1980s Philadelphia 76er point guard and 4-time NBA All-star Cheeks when he decided to get married.

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07/05/2017


World Languages

Clue


The government in Spain outlaws lovemaking in vaulted recessed areas within the country's cathedrals.

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07/04/2017


Government/USA Geo

Clue


Maverick brass at a Los Angeles army base countermanded orders from the Chief of Staff in Washington.

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07/03/2017


Sports

Clue


With the national championship on the line, and behind by 1 point with .1 seconds left on the clock, ambidextrous Evelyn is to shoot two free throws. A fan explains to his wife Nina why the opposing team in the lead just called time out, giving her time to stew over which hand she would shoot with and the enormity of the situation.

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06/30/2017


Science/World Geo/Entertainment

Clue


Business selling the colorless fluid part of blood, opened by Mr. Malone when he sold "Cheers" and moved to St. Morittz.

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06/29/2017


Technology

Clue


When a man hears from his friend, local warden Dominick, that there are job opportunities for guards who will monitor dial up access to the internet by the inmates, he is excited about it and asks for a job.

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06/28/2017


Entertainment

Clue


A man is told that Samuel was the victor in a ski race at as Aspen hill and is now a celebrity.

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06/27/2017


Entertainment

Clue


Comment from someone surprised to hear that Mr. Douglas' handyman on Green Acres was the father of repurchasing this modern version of "gotcha" which involves infrared-sensitive targets.

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06/26/2017


World Geo/Business

Clue


A salesman at Payless tells his customer, a Jamaican who follows this religion which has always been conceived as a way of life for and by people of African descent, why he can't fit him.

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06/23/2017


World Geo

Clue


A geologist yells at his buddy that on the countryside of thus African nation bordering Nigeria there are no mineral deposits that can be mined for a profit.

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06/22/2017


Government

Clue


A Texas A&M University frog hunter tells Margaret what he does to them.

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06/21/2017


Government

Clue


Olivia is a diehard conservative who thinks the "death tax" is immoral. After her friend hears Olivia goes on a tirade about it the friend sends a text wondering why. But she makes a typo, causing the text to autocorrect, accidentally creating the palindrome below that Olivia in turn cannot fathom: why in earth anyone would think that her body ink picturing her country home would be a bad thing.

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06/20/2017


Miscellaneous

Clue


Begging to be lavishly entertained, Sid's friends ask him to pass out the brewskis.

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06/19/2017


Business

Clue


I get the well known Dutch pale lager, do I?

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06/16/2017


Entertainment

Clue


A woman who accompanied her "Roots" star friend to an auction and watched him continue bidding on on an expensive piece that had gone way beyond its estimated value, responds in the negative to Diana who had asked if he ever finally chickened out and quit.

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06/15/2017


Business

Clue


I tell Emily how the men's cologne salesman really irritated me.

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06/14/2017


History/Food

Clue


The mother of the man who piloted the plane which dropped the A-bomb on Hiroshima lathered sauce and juices onto the meat of the large mollusk she as barbecuing for a West Pointer.

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06/13/2017


Sports

Clue


Back in 1982 or so it is reported to the San Diego Chargers quarterback that is was a more senior game official that front office man Stuart had proposed a cash bribe to.

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06/12/2017


Arts

Clue


In a [thankfully!] deleted scene from Pagliacci, the clown explains to his pal Salvador that one final thing he does not care for in the magic show they have gone to see is when they do coin tricks. [WHY HE SPEAKS IN THE THIRD PERSON AND IN SOUTHERN USA COLLOQUIALISMS IS ANOTHER MIND TWISTER.]

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06/09/2017


History/Science

Clue


When Bin Laden needed to make bronze he found he had the copper but was short on the other needed ingredient, so he asked asked one of his henchmen to get some, and the fellow replies that he already has someone working on it, namely the woman by whom he has children. [DON'T ASK ME WHY THEY ARE SPEAKING ENGLISH, ESPECIALLY LIKE THIS.]

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06/08/2017


Business/USA Geo

Clue


Helping the police, actor Norton is requested to sketch a bunch of reckless, criminal soft drink salesmen who terrorized him.

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06/07/2017


Business/USA Geo

Clue


A rep for a drive-in restaurant had been speculating about whether this San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Los Angeles had enough economic activity, and. concluding that it didn't, questions councilwoman Deirdre on whether she agrees that it could use one of his franchises.

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06/06/2017


Miscellaneous

Clue


After enduring a screaming fit following a fender bender with one of his rivals leaving the calf roping competition, a cowboy tries to calm things down by politely informing him that if he doesn't control his temper he could burst an artery.

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06/05/2017


Miscellaneous

Clue


The head county prosecutor asks his assistant Sy to evaluate the writing assignments he had given to one of his assistants, Bo, who even though he turned them in after the deadline, had produced an excellent product.

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06/02/2017


World Geo

Clue


A tourist in Lima, angry at having had his rear end lacerated, nevertheless gives no thought whatsoever to having it taken care of there.

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06/01/2017


Entertainment

Clue


Someone tries unobtrusively to tell Lani and Patricia, that they can see what happens when you turn a guitar amp up to eleven by watching this group.

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05/31/2017


World History/Geo

Clue


Holy cow, a proverb attributed to the prehistoric Greek civilization flourishing in and around the southern part of this sea near Crete!

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05/30/2017


Miscellaneous

Clue


When we found out that for a fee one could reserve a place during the church service for couples with very young children who might need to be changed, well, after we stopped laughing out butts off we signed up for a whole year in advance.

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05/29/2017


World Geo/Languages/Business

Clue


Von is told that he will not be able to use his "Blue" Cross health coverage when he visits this elongated Mexican state bordering the Caribbean.

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05/26/2017


Entertainment

Clue


Exclamation to Reginald from a friend when they visit Mork on his home planet and they see a familiar grocery store.

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05/25/2017


Entertainment

Clue


Newspaper headline announcing that a New Jersey University had been selected to be the repository of the original jottings taken by Muhammad as the archangel Gabriel dictated the word of God to him.

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05/24/2017


Entertainment

Clue


Comment from TV chef Paula when she is informed that she was responsible for making the evening meal for the cat, indicating that she intended to go all out and had to have cooking vessels to perform the task.

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05/23/2017


Miscellaneous

Clue


I tell the headmaster that Tino and I noticed that sickly pallid Iris may have had a hand in the mischief at least to a certain extent.

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Click here for May 23's solution

05/22/2017


Business/Entertainment/USA Geo

Clue


Response to Lonnie who is trying to recall a famous auto race in France, after hearing him go. " The 24 hours of Paris. No, the 24 hours of Nice. No, the 24 hours of Bourdeaux. No,......" for long enough.

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05/19/2017


Business/Entertainment/USA Geo

Clue


A woman who shares a name with supermodel McPherson and who had been named queen of Mexican Fast Food in this city, the southernmost in Palm Beach County Florida, in this palindrome which is also a pun on the named of one of the local restaurants.

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05/18/2017


Arts

Clue


A good friend of the composer of "William Tell" is concerned about what he considers to be his friends unseemly, dirty, illegal marijuana smoking and encourages him to give it up.

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05/17/2017


Miscellaneous

Clue


Evelyn is told that in a game of poker this guy has a devilish drive and passion, filled with spite and malice.

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05/16/2017


Sports/Business/Entertainment

Clue


What Dorothy said to Cowboys #88, as she told him how tremendous online shopping was over the rainbow.

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05/15/2017


Miscellaneous

Clue


[I guess I won't be getting a date with her because] Hot hot hot Ana noticed that I was pretty much the bottom of the barrel. Darn it!

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Click here for May 15's solution

05/12/2017


Entertainment

Clue


Harsh, hysterical reaction from a dear friend of actress Lamarr, upon seeing the star's fake leather couch, which she likens to bat shit.

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Click here for May 12's solution

05/11/2017


Sports/USA History

Clue


It seems that there was a Civil War re-enactment taking place at the Daytona 500. One of the organizers expresses regret that one of the star race drivers, who won this event 4 times, chewed out a student from a local military academy who was performing the part of a confederate solider in the re-enactment.

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Click here for May 11's solution

05/10/2017


Entertainment

Clue


I am told that Emily, a niece of Morticia and Gomez, is one crazy girlfriend , I tell Rae.

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05/09/2017


Miscellaneous

Clue


Why I never again wanted to go to eat at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Aston: filthy cooking vessels.

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05/08/2017


USA History/Geo

Clue


Stopping at a way station on hi way up Pike's Peak, which would later be named after him, this explorer is asked by the proprietor if he is sure he doesn't want to have the axles on his wagons greased.

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05/05/2017


Sci-Fi

Clue


I reflect on how much pleasure I got out of visiting alien spacecraft and lounging back in the captain's seat.

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Click here for May 05's solution

05/04/2017


Geography

Clue


A consortium of markets for cured, then smoked, brisket, run by a group of Brahma devotees from Calcutta who have relocated to the mountains in Switzerland, cheer at regulations promulgated by the National Institutes of Health.

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05/03/2017


Business

Clue


When the aliens visited the US, they decided not to stay on their ships for the most part, but to rent rooms at from a prominent economy hotel chain noted for its name and which would make the accommodations easily findable from the mother ships above. Their rental agreement was known as the:

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05/02/2017


Entertainment/Nature

Clue


Testing facility for yellowfin tuna recipes located in the "South Pacific."

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05/01/2017


Entertainment/Business

Clue


The king's daughter, who had joined a troupe doing variety skits between acts at the local theatre, demanded that she be provided with lanolin based skin care products which are one of Proctor and Gamble's billion dollar brands.

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Click here for May 01's solution

04/28/2017


Arts

Clue


Cancer researcher's kind of "in your face" comment to his arch rival telling him that he had broken open the secret to preventing a common type of cancer originating in epithelial cells.

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04/27/2017


Arts

Clue


When Tom, a prominent playwright wrote and directed a new play, it contained a seance scene, the spooky sounds of which he thought would be better conveyed if done live by a stage hand by beating into with kitchen utensils rather than using the theatre sound board. In a rehearsal he stopped because he said he could not hear the sounds at all. The chastised stage hand responds that he had indeed made the required noise.

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Click here for April 27's solution

04/26/2017


USA Geography

Clue


I tell Patricia that on today's walk around the streets of a Central Florida city, I note that a food truck business, owned by several female college students and specializing in leftovers from the college cafeteria, is on the verge of opening.

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04/25/2017


Entertainment

Clue


Description to Mr. Luft of the rapid spread of cities way into the surrounding countryside, using a Star Trek reference for effect.

---- ------, ----, -- ---- ---- -----.

Click here for April 25's solution

04/24/2017


History&Government

Clue


A mean tempered, tough, intimidating troublemaker makes the case to Syria's president for hiring his mother as well as he, since they are just alike.

-- --, -----, - ------, -- - --.

Click here for April 24's solution

04/21/2017


Science

Clue


Calvin, taking part in a drug efficacy study, thinks and hopes to himself that he is not a part of the control group in the double blind study, as he is feeling much better and wants it to be the real thing, actually working.

"-, --," --- --------, " -- -------!"

Click here for April 21's solution

04/20/2017


Arts/Business

Clue


Headline from an article in a financial help magazine, alerting readers to a scam involving retirement accounts invested in visual art which often gives the viewer the impression of movement, hidden images, flashing and vibrating patterns, or of swelling or warping.

- ------: -- ---.

Click here for April 20's solution

04/19/2017


Miscellaneous

Clue


I tell my sister that right up until the very end [ of his employment in actions which presumably got him fired ] Edward very often ceases doing tasks assigned to him.

-- ----, ---, -- ------- - ---.

Click here for April 19's solution

04/18/2017


Entertainment/US Geo/Sports

Clue


A policeman is informed that a burglary may be taking place near Arrowhead Stadium at a business which sells waterproofed protective canvas coverings and is named after a nursery rhyme character, as the door is slightly open.

---, - ---- -----'- -----,-.-., ---- --.

Click here for April 18's solution

04/17/2017


History/Food

Clue


Edward made hot chocolate from a recipe he found in "The Little Red Book."

-- - --- ----- ----.

Click here for April 17's solution

04/14/2017


History&Government/Business/Food

Clue


After his defeat in the 2012 presidential election, Gov. Romney decided to shake things up for Christmas dinner by having Italian, A diner guest questions him on it, and his choice of where to buy, the food section of a major clothing retailer?

---------, ----, --? ---'-?

Click here for April 14's solution

04/13/2017


Technology

Clue


In a future Congress where debate is moderated by Apple's personal digital assistant, a representative stands and makes a plea that the ballots not simply be cast along party lines.

- ---- -- ---- ---- ----, ----.

Click here for April 13's solution

04/12/2017


Miscellaneous

Clue


A total social misfit and incompetent dressed in earth tones is told to try again to join the two pieces of metal together.

-------- --, --- ------- -----.

Click here for April 12's solution

04/11/2017


Entertainment/USA Geo

Clue


A too vague announcement regarding a folk singer's album ("Lemon Tree") autograph session in the 14th Street Union Square station in New York City.

----- ------- -- -- ---.

Click here for April 11's solution

04/10/2017


Sports/History/Arts/USA geo

Clue


Incredulous, an Arkansas resident of a town named after a mythic Spanish city of gold and immortalized in verse by Edgar Allan Poe, tells Yankee Alex Rodriguez and Leonard that a guy names Nils who has known ties to Mideast terrorists has been spotted working out in a local club.

-- ---. -~---, ---, -- ----
---- ---- -- -- -- -- ------ ---.

Click here for April 10's solution

04/07/2017


Food

Clue


Mister as you sure you want to take a chance and eat that entire hunk of semi-hard, open textured cheddar cheese?

---- ----- -----, ---?

Click here for April 07's solution

04/06/2017


Sports/Business/World Geo

Clue


The woman in charge of personnel at an appliance manufacturer gave no thought whatsoever to hiring the guy from the Canal Zone whose parents named him after a famous boxer.

----- -- ----- --------
-- ---------- ---.

Click here for April 06's solution

04/05/2017


Miscellaneous

Clue


Negative response to someone who wondered if, when Rik, a military academy student, visited Manhattan, he got scammed by a three card monte game

--, ----- --- ------- - ---.

Click here for April 05's solution

04/04/2017


Miscellaneous

Clue


The seven of them had gone out to eat, but an argument had ensued and Enid had had her feelings hurt, so she left and decided to walk back to the hotel instead of take a cab, while the rest remained, some carrying on with dinner as though nothing had happened and others unable to eat, remorseful at the unfortunate turn of events.

--- ------- -- ----- --
- --- ---- ---- -- -----.

Click here for April 04's solution

04/03/2017



History/Sports

Clue


A description of how a Gnostic woman who composes songs for her sometimes disapproved of, unlawful sect often implores Pete Maravich not to slurp his soup.

"------," ------- ------- -------
---------- - ---, "---."

Click here for April 03's solution

03/31/2017



Food/Entertainment

Clue


A woman in The Hamptons, finding that she is missing a common sweet extract she needs for the cookies she is baking, panics and asks her husband Von to get some from their next door neighbor, the "Barefoot Contessa."

-- -------! ---- ---, ---!

Click here for March 31's solution

03/30/2017



World Geo/ Education

Clue


It seems that there was quite a buzz around a high school in New Rochelle, New York, as a rumor spread that the upcoming Advance Placement exam would be held near a famous beach in Rio, [ which was quite exciting, of course], but in an " I wouldn't lie to you" statement, the counselor confirms to the students that the rumor is wrong and that the exam will be at the local college instead.

----, -- -- ----, -- "-- -------."

Click here for March 30's solution

03/29/2017



Math/Science

Clue


A waitress tells the owners, her Mexican uncles, how colleague Nina was blown away by what she saw as the the ridiculously large 31.14159% gratuity.

-- -- --- -- ------ ---, --/---,
-- ---- ---, ----.

Click here for March 29's solution

03/28/2017



Business

Clue


A man tells his boy that he is quite overeating on takeout pizza.

---, -'- -.-. --- -- ------'-..

Click here for March 28's solution

03/27/2017



World Geo

Clue


Ira, coming from from Budapest right after had been made a citizen, is certain about one thing, his competition, Putin associates.

---- --- -- --- -- - ---, ------ ------.

Click here for March 27's solution

03/24/2017



Sports/Business

Clue


Words spoken on Christmas morning by his parents to a young boy who would grow up to become a defensive superstar for the 1990s era Dallas Cowboys, as he gazed upon the sea of toys he wanted, like He-Man, Thomas the Tank Engine, Hot Wheels, Rugrats, and Cabbage Patch Kids, to name a few.

---- ----, - ------ ----.

Click here for March 24's solution

03/23/2017



Miscellaneous

Clue


These days you won't see this fellow on the LA --> New York flight that leaves very late at night.

--- ----- --- -- -- ---~---.

Click here for March 23's solution

03/22/2017



Entertainment/Arts/World Geo

Clue


After Captain Hook's sidekick had beaten himself up pretty badly over his poor job of investing the Captain's booty, the captain tried to cheer hm up by reminding him of his good decision to invest in the farming of large flightless Australian birds.

----, ----- ------ -- -- --- ----, -- -----.

Click here for March 22's solution

03/21/2017



World Geo

Clue


A poor, sad sack of a boy in Columbia sold this flower after he had already sold it to someone else, but it was returned.

---- ---, -----, ------ - -----.

Click here for March 21's solution

03/20/2017



World Geo

Clue

An veteran solider tells his daughter Emily of the time when, injured on the battlefield, he thought he saw his unit's Swedish born medical officer, just as if he actually had all his faculties, even though he was really totally out of it.

----- --- - --- -- -- -----, --.

Click here for March 20's solution

03/17/2017



Business

Clue

Terse note from a client to his broker, irritated that the latter had not included any real estate in the portfolio despite his having been asked to do so many times.

-- --- - -.-. ----, - ---------. ---!

Click here for March 17's solution

03/16/2017



Sports

Clue

It seems that Ohio State football coach circa 2015 was chasing Edward, who he felt had discourteously defamed him with lies, along a railroad track in a handcar. But even though an obstruction on the track caused his car to wreck, the coach got him anyway.

--------, ----- --- --- ---- ---- --.

Click here for March 16's solution

03/15/2017



USA Geo/Sports/Business
Response from a friend to Lonnie, a college basketball player in Salt Lake City, that instead of the usual, they consider some "Louisiana Fried Chicken."

--, --- -- --- -------, --- ---.

Click here for March 15's solution

03/14/2017



Miscellaneous

Clue

Order from a public figure to an aide to strongarm a publisher over the sheer irritability and peevishness emanating from an enemy in the print media by suggesting that the stories may be actionable.

------ ---- -- ---. ----- ----.

Click here for March 14's solution

WORD UNIT TODAY

03/13/2017



Miscellaneous

Clue

A 60s hipster says that the fellow at the right side of the photo is exactly correct and his comments are perfectly relevant.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.

Click here for March 13's solution

03/10/2017



US Geography

Clue

Stuart's mother exults to him at being so proud that her son was a college student at a branch of the University of Texas, in a city where, when visiting him, it would be easy to get in a trip to The Alamo.

-'- - ---- ----, ---, -- -!

Click here for March 10's solution

03/09/17

World Geo/Tech/Science

Clue

On a business trip to Des Moines, Lew has asked a group of local businessmen and farmers what the region's consensus outlook is for the price of crude, and they tell him that they think it will fluctuate a lot.

----, ---- ---- - ------ ---, ---.

Click here for March 9's solution

03/08/17

World Geo/Tech/Science

Clue

A variety of plum tomato grown in Marrakesh.

- ------- ----.

Click here for March 8's solution

03/07/17

World Geo/Tech/Science

Clue

A man needing to use video editing software tells a Middle Eastern friend that the bottom line is, the prospect of having to use Apple's product makes him want to puke. That it's an order of magnitude worse worse than anything else.

---, ------. - ----- -- ------. ----- ---.

Click here for March 7's solution

03/06/17

Miscellaneous)

Clue

Turmoil in the ranks of cola manufacturers.

---- --- ----.

Click here for March 6's solution

03/03/17

Language

Clue

What words like AMOEBAE, EVACUEE, and SEQUOIA have.

---- -' ------.

Click here for March 3's solution

03/02/17

Food/World Geo

Clue

This girl thought the sweet dark-red wine was from an area warm to hot and moist year-round, often with the sense of lush vegetation.

---- ---- --- -- --------.

Click here for March 2's solution

03/01/17

Food/Mythology

Clue

As they sail on in the quest for the Golden Fleece, Jason responds to crew member Alvin who had asked for rolled oats, brown sugar, nuts, dried fruit, in a bowl of milk for breakfast, telling him that have none.

--, -- ---- -- -------.

Click here for March 1's solution

02/28/17

World Geo/Languages

Clue

A Latin I student visiting Italy and the Colosseum exults at the smell of love in the air.

----, ----! ----- ----!

Click here for February 28's solution

02/27/17

Entertainment/USA Geo

Clue

When "Billy" doesn't want to go to school, this is what he tells his mother.

----, --- -, -------, --.

Click here for February 27's solution

02/24/17

Entertainment/USA Geo

Clue

As the roof of a prominent subway line in New York begins to fall, someone yells to a folksinger riding the train and singing "Lemon tree" to get out and take as many people as he can with him.

----~--! ---, -----! ----!

Click here for February 24's solution

02/23/17

Entertainment

Clue

A cab driver whose girl friend Eve has been selling methamphetamines out of his vehicle suggests that one or the other of his passengers, actor McGregor or gossip columnist Barrett, help him ditch the goods in the river early the next morning.

---, ---'- ---- -----, ---- --
----, -- ---- --- -- ----- --.

Click here for February 23's solution

02/22/17

Food

Clue

Lester, a waiter, expectorated on the teenage girl who had left a $1 gratuity when paying for the table of 6 with a bill of $150

---, --- -- - ---, ---- -- - ------.

Click here for February 22's solution

02/21/17

Food

Clue

A comment/question from a non-fan, aghast at the prospect that Sidney is going to again purchase some of this putrid stuff:

---- --- --- --- -- -- -------?!

Click here for February 21's solution

02/20/17

World History/Geo

Clue

A Egyptian man living in the capital of Turkey tells his former country's president circa 2010 that his grandmother treated him as if he were a homeless panhandler.

-------, ---- --- - --- -- ------ ---.

Click here for February 20's solution

02/18/17

Entertainment/World Geo

Clue

You probably didn't know that the librarian in "The Music Man" later went to med school and become an obstetrician. The later during the Six Day War she volunteered to fight. Instead of being nerdy and meek, she became fanatically militant and violently aggressive as she fought in the desert. This palindrome is a news report about that.

-- ------ -- - ----- -----.

Click here for February 18's solution

02/17/17

History/Language

Clue

Comment regarding a prominent American economist, that his suggestions ( hearkening back to an ancient Greek statesman and his code of laws) can can be pretty severe, harsh, even cruel, certainly not ones destined to make him the life of the party.

--------- -- -. -----. -- ----.

Click here for February 17's solution

02/16/17

World Sports/USA Geo

Clue

Allen is told that this woman, a member of the West Point softball team who played the same position as her hero, a Brooklyn Dodger stalwart catcher of the 1950s, and claimed that she played with his his same flair and style, did not, in fact. It was all a scam.

--, ---- -- ----- - ---:-- "----- ----------."

Click here for February 16's solution

02/15/17

World Geo/Arts

Clue

His Indian business advisor tries to get Mozart to invest in a hydroelectric plant near Bombay by telling him that the money will be great.

---, ------ ---, -------. ------!

Click here for February 15's solution

02/14/17

Miscellaneous

Clue

After someone asks the ship's captain if the presence on the crew of a young woman named Reba was a harbinger of changes to come in sailing crews, he responds in the negative that it was just a one time deviation from the norm.

--, - --- ---- --- -- ----------.

Click here for February 14's solution

02/13/17

Miscellaneous

Clue

It was the domestic servant/laborer who kept the killer whales for the tycoon who I scoffed at angrily, not personally, but at ANYONE who would do such a thing to such glorious animals.

----'- ---- --- - -------, ------ - ----- -----.

Click here for February 13's solution

02/10/17

World Geo

Clue

Sue us told by the boss at the travel magazine that he is going to put a cap on, no more than that, he cannot stand, stories on the cultural environment and vibe of this, the largest island in the Windward group of French Polynesia.

---, - -----, - ----, ------ -------.

Click here for February 10's solution

02/09/17

Miscellaneous

Clue

I don't think I want to be around these two women, one very angry, the other contemptuous and mocking.

-- -- ----, --- ---- --------.

Click here for February 9's solution

02/08/17

Miscellaneous

Clue

Perhaps the least popular item in Mr. Stratton's bakery.

--------'- ---- -----.

Click here for February 8's solution

02/07/17

Fod/Emtertainment

Clue

As Ed is going to eat at a restaurant run by singerAni Di Franco, he is told that he should order the absolutely delicious, decadent savory egg dish she concocted using mild, hard, yellow cheese and cooked in a vessel which has leftover traces of the aroma of a popular simmer citrus drink made with licorice, which had been made in it earlier. He says it it the best!

----, --, -- -------- --- --- ----
-/---- -- -------- --------'- ---.

Click here for February 7's solution

02/06/17

World Languages

Clue

Question to Ahmad, keeper of the Sultan's concubines, asking him for a little heat in the morning as it is unpleasantly cold and damp.

------, -----? -- ----- ---.

Click here for February 6's solution

02/03/17

World Languages

Clue

A devout member of the Cistercian order of Christian monks asks his superior if he should not bad mouth some recent converts to the order, recent graduates of the University of Texas, who not only do not observe the vow of silence, but regale themselves late into the night like the frat boys that they were.

---- -, ---, -------
-~--- ----- -------?

Click here for February 3's solution

02/02/17

World Languages

Clue

Prominent English lawyer Bret politely denies that he is crazy, just furiously, extremely intense.

---? -, --------- ----, ---, ----- --.

Click here for February 2's solution

02/01/17

History/Geography

Clue

Headline in a New jersey newspaper when a university in South Orange was granted possession for its archives of a trove of the original handwritten papers that Muhammad produced as he was receiving the word from God.

----- ---- ------- --- ----- -----.

Click here for February 1's solution

01/31/17

Entertainment

Clue

When his wife accused him of getting senile and forgetful, racing Hall of Fame trainer Bud, who trained Spectacular Bid to 2/3 of the Triple Crown in 1979, asked her for proof, examples of his lapses. In this palindrome she cites his recent trip to the grocery store were he was supposed to get both cantaloupes and their favorite furniture polish, but didn't, even though they were right there on the list.

-.-., ----, -- ------, -- ----- ------?

Click here for January 31's solution

01/30/17

Entertainment

Clue

When a prominent TV chef discovered that she was supposed to make the evening meal for the cat, well, she didn't just open a can, she said she was going all out and couldn't do it without equipment, cooking vessels, etc.

---- -- -- ---- -----'- ------? ---- - ----.

Click here for January 30's solution

01/27/17

History

Clue

Words of disgust from a major rival to Yuri when he heard from his friend Ira that he has lost out to his competition to be the fist man in space.[Don't ask me why they are speaking English]

-------, ---? ---!

Click here for January 27's solution

01/26/17

Miscellaneous

Clue

"The Queen of Gospel," a fixture of the civil rights movement, and Diana cooked an absolutely perfect ham at the church social.

------- '- -- --- ---- - ---.

Click here for January 26's solution

01/25/17

Miscellaneous

Clue

It is little known but true: after his army days in Viet Nam, Lieutenant Bill Kilgore of "Apocalypse Now" fame went to work for the College Board. Many years later when they were considering a proposal for an Advanced Placement exam in the common markup language used for creating web pages, he put his foot down, and suggested that the project be blown out of the water with what he so fondly remembered smelling from his Nam days. And the sooner the better.

--! ------ --- ---- -- ----.

Click here for January 25's solution

01/24/17

Miscellaneous

Clue

The owner of a business which specializes in very unusual projects on behalf of clients gives one of his employees a choice of assignments for the day, take back a hydroelectric project which the owner has failed to pay for, or release a herd of does and bucks being illegally held by a spaced out drug user.

---- --- -- ---- ---- ---- - -----.

Click here for January 24's solution

01/23/17

USA Geo

Clue

I tell Dee that I am certainly going to seriously consider my boyfriend's offer, in a note he left me, to go hiking in the mountains located in northwestern Wyoming just south of Yellowstone National Park.

---- - ----. ----. ---. ---.

Click here for January 23's solution

01/20/17

History/World Geo

Clue

Billing for a major debate in the 1960s, a one on one no holds barred battle royale between Mona and the Chinese premier over his role in destabilizing Southeast Asia.

---- - ----. ----. ---. ---.

Click here for January 20's solution

01/19/17

World Geo

Clue

A young girl questions the role she has been given in the movie based on the Depp Water Horizon debacle, to be sure that was what was intended.

-'- - ----, -, -- -- --- ---, -- --?

Click here for January 19's solution

01/18/17

World Geo

Clue

Rosemary is told that she has made a huge mistake, one for the ages, in her concoction for an episode of Chopped.

---- -----, --: ------ ------.

Click here for January 18's solution

01/17/17

World Geo

Clue

A confidante of Amin in Uganda in Uganda questions the sanity of some of his friends who have suggested that he forward on to the leader the foul, filthy reports of furious anger by Amin's staff.

------! ---- - ---- --------- -- ---?

Click here for January 17's solution

01/16/17

US History/Arts

Clue

Emily is told that the famed Washington DC socialite and "hostess with the mostest" really regretted her purchase of several painting by a French pointillist impressionist, one of whose paintings was made into a Stephen Sondheim musical.

-------, --, ----- ----.

Click here for January 16's solution

01/13/17

Miscellaneous

Clue

Compared or in relation to the medicinal drip into Iva's arm.

--- - --- ---'- --.

Click here for January 13's solution

01/12/17

Miscellaneous

Clue

Describing a military academy student so drunk that he was even unable to take a crap.

--- ------ - ----- -- ----.

Click here for January 12's solution

01/11/17

USA Geography

Clue

Question by a student in Columbus, Ohio as he sat in a chair getting some ink: a Buckeye on one arm and Script Ohio on the other, wondering how it was going.

------ -- --- ----?

Click here for January 11's solution

01/10/17

World Geo

Clue

Holy cow, it's a proverb generally believed by and about the people who live on this arm of the Mediterranean between Turkey and Greece.

----, -- ------ -----.

Click here for January 10's solution

01/09/17

Sports History

Clue

Edward is told that Derek, a pale, solemn, wise looking man with round glasses was once a victor in the mile run at The Millrose Games in Madison Square Garden.

-----, - ---, - --- ---, --- - ---------, --.

Click here for January 9's solution

01/06/17

Business/World Geo

Clue

The name of a joint venture between a telecom giant and a Los Angeles university, located in India.

---/---- --------.

Click here for January 6's solution

01/05/17

Food/Entertainment

Clue

Salvador, stocky of frame and looking like he can really pack it away, son of Brian's( Roxy Music) brother, decided to have an additional hero sandwich.

"--- ---- ---," ------- ------ --- ---.

Click here for January 5's solution

01/04/17

Government

Clue

It seems that Emily has an aging friend who likes to drop LSD. Since it has become unaffordable for someone living on a fixed income, Emily wonders if perhaps it could be considered "medicinal" and covered by the government. Patiently and tenderly the friend responds in the negative.

--, --- ----, --, --- -- --------, ---.

Click here for January 4's solution

01/03/17

Business/Government

Clue

I tell my Dad that Tim Cook and company have really angered the folks at the firm they hired to assist them with their obligations under a federal law that establishes minimum standards for pension plans in private industry and which provides for extensive rules on the federal income tax effects of transactions associated with employee benefit plans.

----- --- ---- ----- ----, --.

Click here for January 3's solution

01/02/17

History

Clue

Friends of a Roman emperor give him this signal as they take leave. meaning,...

-----, ---- --.

Click here for January 2's solution


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