Feb 20, 2008

Tribune Media Crosswords Repeat Offenders

Currently Laying Fallow (Last updated on March 15, 2008)


Inspired by reader Crockett1947, I am going to count all those repeat offenders on Tribune's crossword puzzle, retroactive as of Monday Jan 21, 2008 when I created this blog.

My lists here are not complete, as I did not like dignifying those Anti, Err, Ante and all their cohorts by keying them every day as entries. I regarded them as harmless and gimmes for everyone. But from now on, everyone will be treated equally.

Please feel free to snitch. Let's line them up! I will put this post permanently on the side bar so you can always comment and add on more offenders. I will update them daily.

1 AARP: clued as Modern Maturity org on Feb 29.

1 ABATE: clued as Lessen on Feb 27.

1 ABC: clued as 2 on the phone on March 12.

1 ABE: clued as Lincoln, casually on Feb 27.

3 ABET: clued as Aids a criminal on Feb 20, clued as Aid in a felony on March 4, clued as Aid a criminal on March 6.

2 ABORT: clued as Terminate on Feb 11, clued as Cancel on March 8.

1 ACE: clued as past tense got a top grade on Feb 27.

3 ACID: clued as LSD, to users on Feb 25, clued as Etcher's fluid on March 12, clued as One litmus test conclusion on March 14.

2 ACNE: clued as Stridex target on Feb 14, and again on March 8.

3 ACRE: clued as Lot of land on March 5, clued as Land measures on March 7 (plural), clued as Farm measure on March 11.

1 ACT: clued as Play part on March 13.

1 ADD: clued as Contribute on March 10.

1 ADE: clued as Summertime refresher on March 13.

1 ADEN: clued as Port of Yemen on March 3.

2 ADHERE: clued as stick on Feb 10, then as sticks on Feb 17 (for the plural form), then again clued as stick on Feb 18.

2 ADIEU: clued as Nice goodbye on March 3, clued as Au revoir! on March 14.

1 AD LIB clued as Off-the-cuff remark on March 6.

2 ADS: clued as Commercial bits on Feb 23, again on Feb 28.

1 AERIE: clued as Eagle's nest on March 5.

1 AES (Adlai Ewing Stevenson): clued as DDE's rival on Feb 10.

1 AFAR: clued as a way away on Feb 28.

1 AFL: clued as 1/2 of a Union merger on Feb 25.

2 AGE: clued as Many years on Feb 29, clued as Grow old on March 7.

1 AGILE: clued as Spry on March 12.

3 AGO: clued as Before now on Feb 19, again on Feb 24, clued as In the past on March 5.

1 AGORA: Clued as Greek Marketplace on Feb 7.

1 AGRA: clued as Taj Mahal site on Feb 24.

1 AGREE: clued as Come to terms on Feb 27.

1 AHA: clued as Cry of discovery on March 13.

1 AHAB: clued as Moby Dick's pursuer on Feb 27.

1 AIDE: clued as Adjutant on Feb 27.

3 AIR: clued as exposed to public scrutiny on Feb 21, clued as Melodic tune on March 5, clued as Broadcast on March 15.

1 AJAX: clued as Trojan War hero on March 10.

1 A LA: clued as Pie _ mode.

1 ALAI: clued as Jai follower? on Feb 10.

1 ALAMO: clued as Crockett's last stand on March 14.

1 ALB: clued as Clerical vestment on Feb 21.

1 ALDA: clued as Robert and Alan on Feb 17.

1 ALDO: clued as Ray of "Battle Cry" on March 13.

1 ALEE: clued as On the quiet side on March 8.

1 ALENE: clued as Coeur d'_, ID on Feb 22.

1 ALI: clued as The Greatest on March 9.

2 ALIBI: clued as excuse on Feb 20, clued as "I wasn't there at the time, eg" on Feb 24.

2 ALIST: clued as Elite social category, clued as Preferred invitees on March 12.

1 ALLEN: clued as "Interiors" director on March 3.

1 ALMS: clued as charity on Feb 27.

1 ALLOW: clued as give permission on Feb 24.

3 ALOE: clued as __ vera on Feb 20, clued as Cosmetics ingredient on March 4, clued as Medicinal plant on March 10.

1 ALOHA: clued as Hilo greeting on March 13.

1 ALOU: clued as Moses or Felipe of baseball on March 9.

1 ALS: clued as Capp and Capone on March 5.

1 ALSO: clued as In addition on March 14.

1 ALTAR: clued as Bridal path end on Feb 24.

2 ALTO: clued as Choir voice on March 6, clued as Countertenor on March 15.

2 AMA: clued as Doc's org. on Feb 28, again on March 12.

1 AMAH: clued as Indian housemaid on Feb 24.

1 AMAT: clued as Latin lesson word on Feb 27.

2 AMO: clued as Latin lesson word on Feb 12, again on Feb 26.

1 AMOR: clued as God of love on March 9.

1 AMT: clued as check fig. on March 3.

1 ANAT: clued as Art sch. course on March 5.

1 ANI: clued as black cuckoo on March 7.

1 ANIMAL: clued as Beast on March 5.

1 ANITA: clued as Novelist Brookner on March 10.

2 ANN: clued as Landers and Jillian (plural) on Feb 26, and Jillian or Landers on March 3.

1 ANNA: clued as Actress Paquin on March 13.

1 ANON: clued as In due time on March 2.

3 ANS: clued as T. or F. eg on Feb 19, clued as Response to a ques on Feb 23, clued as T. or F. eg. on March 9.

2 ANSA: clued as Latin Handle on Feb 17, Feb 18 .

1 ANTE: clued as Poker state: ANTE

1 AONE: clued as First-rate on Feb 28.

2 APE: clued as Learn like a monkey on March 4, clued as Simian on March 12.

1 APER: Clued as mimicker on Feb 22.

1 APED: clued as Imitated on March 2.

2 ARA: clued as Coach Parseghian on Feb 26, again on March 12.

1 ARAB: clued as Yemen or Saudi on Feb 25.

2: ARAL: clued as Asian Sea on Feb 20, clued as Shrinking Asian sea on Feb 27.

1 ARE: clued as Exist on March 2.

1 AREA: clued as Neighborhood on March 9.

1 ARGO: clued as Jason's vessel on March 12.

2 ARGUE: clued as Debate on Feb 27, again on March 12.

2 ARID: clued as very dry on Feb 24, clued as Like the Kalahari on March 6.

2 ARIL: clued as Seed coat on March 9, again on March 12.

1 ARK: clued as Biblical boat on March 7.

2 ARLENES: clued as Dahl and Francis on March 1, clued as Francis and Dahl on March 10.

1 ARLES: clued as Van Gogh location on March 2.

3 ARM: clued as Tentacle on Feb 26, clued as Extension on March 2, clued as Limb on March 3.

1 ARNIE: clued as Palmer, casually.

2 AROMA: clued as Bakery byproduct on March 6, clued as Bakery come-on on March 14.

1 ARRAS: clued as Tapestry in "Hamlet' on March 12.

1 ARUM: clued as Jack-in-the-pulpit on March 6.

1 ASA: clued as Candler or Gray on Feb 22.

1 ASAP: clued as Quickly on Feb 17.

1 ASEA: clued as On the bounding main on March 8.

2 ASH: clued as One Wednesday Feb 23, clued as Last of a log on March 13.

1 ASIA: clued as China location on March 4.

2 ASIAN: clued as Kind of flu on March 11, clued as Far East man on March 12.

1 ASNER: clued as Grant of TV on Feb 28.

1 ASP: clued as Small snake on March 3.

2 ASPEN: clued as Quaking trees (plural) on Feb 1, then again (plural) on March 11.

1 ASS: clued as Beast of burden on March 9.

3 ASSET: Clued as Selling point on Feb 17, clued as Selling feature on Feb 23, clued as advantage on Feb 24.

2 ASTI: clued as Italian wine center on March 2, then clued as __ Spumante on March 10.

1 AS YET: clued as Thus far on March 8.

2 ATE: clued as Had a meal on March 5, clued as Dined on March 12.

1 A TEST: clued as Bikini event, in headlines on Feb 27.

2 ATL: clued as NL Braves on Feb 24, clued as City in GA on Feb 28.

3 ATOM: clued as Particle on Feb 29, clued as Tiny bit of physics on March 3, clued as Molecule maker on March 6.

1 AT SEA clued as Perplexed on March 7.

1 ATTAR: clued as essential perfume on Feb 24.

1 ATTEST: clued as Bear witness on March 14.

1 AURA: clued as Ambiance on March 14.

1 AVA: clued as Ms Gardner on Feb 22.

2 AVER: clued as states with conviction on Feb 10, clued as States forcefully on March 2.

1 AVOW: clued as Declare to be true on Jan 23.

1 AWAIT: clued as Stand by on March 11.

1 AWE: clued as Reverence on March 12.

1 BAA: clued as Sheep cry on March 11.

2 BAD: clued as Wicked on March 6, clued as Naughty on March 9.

1 BAIT: clued as Trap enticement on March 6.

2 BALI: clued as Indonesian Island on March 5, again on March 14.

1 BARD: clued as Exalted poet on March 9.

1 BASIS: clued as Foundation on March 13.

1 BAT: clued as Night flyer on March 7.

1 BED: clued as Plot for roses on March 5.

1 BEEF: clued as Gripes on March 6 (single form).

1 BESS: clued as Porgy's love on March 15.

1 BOOST: clued as Upward push on March 12.

1 BRA: clued as Bikini piece on March 7.

3 BRAE: clued as Highland hillside on Feb 16, and Highland hillsides (plural form) on Feb 23, clued as Scottish hillside on Feb 27.

1 BSO clued as Youth org on March 6.

2 CAD: clued as Scoundrel on Feb 19 (single form), again clued as Scoundrels on Feb 27 (plural form).

1 CAGE: clued as Bird enclosure on Feb 29.

1 CAR: clued as Vehicle on wheels on March 7.

1 CARE: clued as Give a hoot on March 10.

2 CARETS: clued as Editorial symbols on Feb 3 & 27.

1 CAT: clued as Meow Mix eater on March 11.

1 CCC: clued as New Deal grp on March 7.

1 CIA: clued as OSS successor.

1 COAL: clued as Fossil fuel on March 14.

1 CIO: clued as AFL-__ on March 6.

2 COEF: clued as Math fig. on Feb 29, then again on March 7.

1 COO: clued as Pigeon's sound on March 5.

1 COUP: clued as _ d'etat on March 12.

1 CRATE: clued as Packing case on March 12.

2 DAT: clued as CD's competition on Feb 8, and again on March 2.

1 DATE: clued as See socially on March 8.

1 DEAR: clued as Expensive on March 6.

1 DEB: clued as New entrant into society.

1 DEEP: clued as Profound on March 14.

1 DELI: clued as Pastrami purveyor on March 10.

1 DEN: clued as Lairs on March 6 (plural form)

1 DENSE: clued as Slow-witted on March 14.

1 DENT: clued as Pockmark on March 2.

1 DEVIL: clued as Demon on March 8.

2 DIA: clued as Meas. across on Feb 22, then again on March 12.

1 DIET: clued as Menu plan on March 10.

1 DIGIT: clued as Finger or Toe on March 10.

2 DIT: clued as Morse code on Feb 8, clued as Morse unit on Feb 21.

1 DIVA: clued as Top vocalist on March 11.

2 DOE: clued as Unknown John or Jane on March 8, clued as Anonymous John on March 13.

1 DOLE: clued as Meters out (plural) on March 12.

1 DOSE: clued as Apothecary measure on March 6.

1 DOWN: clued as Duck feathers on March 9.

1 DRAFT: clued as Working copy on March 15.

2 DTS: clued as Sot's Shakes on Feb 13, and Feb 26.

1 DYE: clued as Indigo or woad on March 5.

2 EAR: clued as Serving of corn on March 7, clued as Otologist's focus on March 14 (plural).

1 EARNS: clued as Merits on March 13.

1 EASEL: clued as Art supporter on March 14.

1 EASY: clued as a piece of cake on Feb 25.

2 EAT: clued as Chow down on March 3, clued as Down a hero on March 11.

1 EATEN: clued as Consumed on March 15.

2 EBBS: clued as Flows back on Feb 27, clued as Falls back on March 8.

1 EBONY: clued as Jet black on March 2.

1 ECRU: clued as Tan shade on March 12.

2 ED ASNER: clued as "Lou Grant" star on March 10.

1 EDDIES: clued as River swirls on March 14.

2 EDEL: clued as Biographer of Henry James on Feb 13, and again on Feb 29.

3 EDEN: clued as Utopias (plural) on Feb 21, clued as Adam's apple location on Feb 29, clued as Garden spot on March 15.

1 EDITOR: clued as Newspaper honcho on March 9.

1 EDNA: clued as Ferber and O'Brien on Feb 24 (plural form).

2 EDSEL: clued as Ford flop on Feb 19, clued as Ill-fated Ford on March 11.

1 EEE: clued as Wide shoe width on March 1.

4 EEl: clued as Lamprey on Feb 18, clued as Moray on Feb 19, clued as Snakelike fish on Feb 28, clued as Lamprey or Moray on March 5.

1 EERIE: clued as unearthly on March 15.

2 EGO: clued as Conceits (plural form) on Feb 25, clued as Freudian concept on March 11.

1 EIRE: clued as Dublin's land on Feb 15.

2 EKES: clued as Scrapes (by) on March 2, clued as _ out (barely manages) on March 14.

1 ELAINES: clued as Stritch and Boosler on March 9.

2 ELAN: clued as Flair on Feb 11, and Zeal on Feb 27,

2 ELBA: clued as Corsica' neighbor on Feb 5, clued as Isle of exile on Feb 29.

1 ELBOW: clued as Nudger's joint on March 7.

2 ELEVE: clued as Student at an Ecole on Feb 25, clued as Ecole attendee on March 13.

2 ELI: clued as Lilly or Wallah on Feb 17, clued as Actor Wallach on Feb 21.

2 ELIA: clued as Director Kazan on Feb 13, clued as Charlie Lamb on Feb 29.

1 ELIAS: clued as Walt Disney's middle name on March 6.

1 ELITE: clued as Cream of the crop on March 14.

1 ELLA: clued as Vocalist Fitzgerald on March 4.

1 ELM: clued as Shade Tree on Feb 10, Jan 20.

1 ELON: clued as Carolina school on March 2.

1 ELOPE: clued as Flee to wed on March 13.

1 ELS: clued as Golfer Ernie of the PGA on Feb 17.

1 ELSE: clued as If all __ fails on March 4.

1 ELSIE: clued as Borden bovine on March 6.

2 EMBER: clued as Fire remnant on Feb 28, clued as Fireplace fragment on Feb 29.

1 EMEND: clued as Correct on March 6.

1 EMI: clued as Radio static, in brief on March 11.

1 EMIL: clued as Runner Zatopek on March 11.

3 EMIR: clued as Bahrain leaders on Feb 27, clued as Abu Dhabi ruler on March 2, clued as Abu Dhabi ruler on March 3.

1 EMO: clued as Comic Philips on March 2.

1 ENA: clued as Alfonso's queen on March 7.

1 ENAMEL: clued as Glossy type of paint on March 10.

1 END: clued as Pull the plug on on March 11.

1 ENDOW: clued as Provide with property on March 9.

1 ENE: clued as Organic suffix on March 2.

1 ENERO: clued as January in Oaxaca on March 6.

3 ENID: clued as Oklahoma city on Feb 15, clued as Novelist Bagnold on Feb 18, clued as "National Velvet" author Bagnold on March 8.

1 ENISLE: clued as Isolate on March 11.

1 ENS: clued as Minnesota's twins? on March 3, clued as Skinny twins? on March 11.

1 ENOS: clued as Slaughter of Baseball on Feb 20, clued as Adam's grandson on Feb 28.

1 EON: clued as Huge time frame on March 11.

2 EPEE: clued as Fencer's stiletto on Feb 6, clued as Fencing sword on March 4.

2 ERA: clued as Period on March 3, clued as Gay Nineties and the like (plural) on March 14.

1 ERASE: clued as Obliterate on Feb 27.

2 ERG: clued as unit of work on Feb 28, clued as Work units on March 14 (plural).

1 ERIN: clued as Celtic land on March 14.

2 ERMA: clued as Columnist Bombeck on Feb 11, and again on March 3.

2 ERNE: clued as Osprey's cousin on March 2, clued as Sea eagle on March 12.

2 EROS: clued as Love god on Feb 28, clued as God of love on March 6.

1 ERR: clued as To Goof on Feb 17.

1 ERRED: clued as Goofed up on March 9.

1 ERROR: clued as Blunder on March 8.

2 ERS: clued as Hospital intake location on Jan 27, clued as Inarticulate sounds on Feb 29.

1 ERST: clued as Once, once on Feb 10, then Feb 27.

1 ESAI: clued as Morales of "Bad Boys" on March 6.

1 ESAU: clued as Biblical Twin on March 4.

1 ESCAPE: clued as Break free on March 12.

1 ESME: clued as Salinger girl on March 10.

1 ESNE: clued as Medieval serf on March 12.

5 ESP: clued as mind reading on Feb 20, clued as 6th sense on Feb 24, clued as mind reading on March 1, clued as Psychic's letter on March 3, clued as 6th sense on March 10.

1 ESPN: clued as "SportsCentre" stn. on March 6.

1 ESS: clued as Snaky letter on March 1.

1 ESSES: clued as Back-and-forth curves on Feb 28.

1 EST: clued as Approx. on March 3.

1 ETA: clued as Greek letter on March 8.

2 ET AL clued as list ender on Feb 15, clued as List end, sometimes on March 14.

2 ETE: clued as French Summer on Feb 19. Again on Feb 24.

1 ETHANE: clued as Constituent of natural gas on March 5.

1 ETHENE: clued as Another name for ethylene on March 12.

1 ETO: clued as Ike's command on March 1.

1 ETRE: clued as Raison d'__ on March 4.

1 ETS: clued as UFO pilot on March 1.

2 ETTA: clued as Kett of the comics on Feb 10, again on Feb 11.

1 ETUI: clued as Needle Box on Jan 19.

1 EVADES: clued as Ducks and Dodges on March 23.

1 EVEN: clued as Tied on March 13.

2 EWOK: clued as Cuddly George Lucas creature (single form) on Jan 21; clued as Lucas folk (plural form) on Feb 26.

1 EXAM: clued as Course culmination on March 14.

1 EXES: clued as Former mates on March 10.

1 EYE: clued as Scope out on March 9.

1 EZRA: clued as Book before Nehemiah on March 4.

1 FARE: clued as Cabby's customer on March 5.

1 FIAT: clued as Decree on March 6.

1 FLU: clued as Respiratory malady on March 14.

1 GAPE: clued as Stare open-mouthed on March 10.

2 GARS: clued as long thin fish on Feb 17, and clued as elongated fish on Feb 24.

1 GENRE: clued as Literary category on March 5.

2 GERE: clued as Richard of "Chicago" on Feb 27; "Unfaithful" star Richard on Feb 29.

1 GLAD: clued as Tickled pink on March 14.

1 GLOB: clued as Viscous clump on March 14.

2 GOBI: clued as Mongolian desert on Feb 16, again on Feb 28.

1 GOT: clued as 'You've __ Mail" on March 5.

2 GRAD: clued as Alum on Feb 28, again on March 4.

1 GRE: clued as Test for coll. seniors on March 9.

1 GRIT: clued as Pluck on March 8.

1 GUTS: clued as Innards on March 8.

1 HAG clued as Crone on March 2.

1 HAL: clued as Kubrick's computer on Feb 23.

1 HARM: clued as Damage on March 13.

1 HARTE: clued as "The Lost Galleon" poet on Feb 27.

2 HAUL: clued as Transport by Truck on Feb 11, clued as Drag forcibly on March 3.

1 HEED: clued as Listen to on Feb 23.

1 HEIST: clued as Bank robbery on March 8.

1 HEISTED: clued as Committed burglary on Feb 19.

1 HELM: clued as Ship's tiller on Feb 29.

1 HEN: clued as Coop denizen on Feb 24.

2 HEW: clued as cut with an ax on Feb 12, again on Feb 28.

1 HMO: clued as Med. group on March 5.

1 HOC: clued as Ad _ committee on March 12.

1 HOI: clued as _ polloi on March 12.

2 HOLST: clued as Composer of "The Planets" on March 7, and again on March 10.

1 HOPE: clued as Has aspirations on March 10.

1 ICER: clued as Champagne bucket on March 12.

1 ICON: clued as picture on a computer on March 6.

1 IDI: clued as Brutal Amin on Feb 28.

1 IDEA: clued as Brainchild on March 3.

3 IDEAL: clued as Paradigm on Feb 10, clued as Exemplar on Feb 28, clued as Standard of perfection on March 8.

1 IDEE: clued as _fixe (obsession) on March 10.

1 IDLE: clued as run in neutral on Feb 25.

1 IDOL: clued as False god on March 6.

1 III clued as Sundial three on March 7.

1 IKES: clued as Eisenhower and others on March 15.

3 ILE: clued as __ du Diable on Jan 31, on Feb 3, and again on March 1.

1 ILK: clued as Sort on March 11.

1 IMPS: clued as Little rascals on March 14.

1 I M PEI: clued as Mile High Center architect on March 10.

1 INDIA: clued as Pakistan's neighbor on March 12.

1 INHERE: clued as Exist as a characteristic on March 11.

1 INN: clued as Quaint quarters on March 9.

1 INRI: clued as Calvary inscription on Feb 17.

1 INST: clued as MIT part on March 9.

2 INTO: clued as Division word on March 6, clued as Enthralled by on March 14.

1 IOWA: clued as Hawkeye State on March 11.

2 IOTA: clued as Tiny amount on Feb 24, clued as Tiny amounts (plural) on March 5.

1 IRE: clued as Anger on March 5.

1 ISLE: clued as Man or Dogs on March 14.

1 ITEM: clued as Part of a list on March 10.

1 IVAN: clued as Reitman or Pavlov on March 10.

1 KEY: clued as E or G, eg on March 10.

2 KILO: clued as Metric weight, briefly on March 4, and clued as Metric weights (plural form), briefly on March 6.

1 LADES: clued as fills the hold on March 14.

1 LADY: clued as Noblewoman on March 5.

1 LAIR: Clued as Cougar's den on Feb 21.

1 LANA: clued as Actress Turner on March 11.

1 LANE: clued as Highway subdivision on March 6.

1 LARA: clued as Zhivago's love on March 13.

1 LARD: clued as Cooking fat on March 11.

1 LASSO: clued as Rodeo ropes (plural) on March 7.

1 LAST: clued as Goes on and on (single) on March 8.

1 LAT: clued as Long. counterpart on March 2.

1 LEASE: clued as Temporary contract on March 11.

1 LEAF: clued as Toronto team, tersely (plural form) on March 6.

1 LEER: clued as Sly look on Feb 19.

2 LEM: clued as Moon vehicle, briefly on Feb 24, clued as NASA vehicle on Feb 28.

2 LEMA: Clued as Champagne Tony of Golf on Feb 17. Feb 20 .

2 LEN: clued as Novelist Deighton on March 14, clued as "The Ipcress File" writer on March 15.

1 LENS: clued as Camera part on Feb 29.

1 LES: clued as Paul of guitars on March 1, clued as Brown with a band on March 2.

1 LESS: clued as Fewer on March 9.

1 LGE: clued as T-shirt size on March 9.

1 LIEN: clued as Property claim on March 10.

1 LI'L: clued as Abner's size? on March 2.

1 LILY: clued as Easter bloom on March 8.

1 LIST: clued as Tilt, at sea on Feb 27.

1 LIT: clued as Illuminated on March 15.

1 LOIS: clued as Clark's girl on March 14.

1 LONE: clued as Word with star or ranger on March 14.

2 LOOS: clued as Gentleman Prefer Blondes author on March 10, clued as "A Girl Like I" author on March 11.

2 LORNE: clued as Actor Greene on March 9, clued as Michaels of "SNL" on March 10.

1 LSD: clued as Leary's drug on March 13.

2 LST: clued as D-day Craft on Feb 17, March 3.

1 LTD: clued as Inc. in England.

1 LUAU: clued as Maui feast on Feb 22.

1 LURE: clued as Enticement on March 8.

1 MAE: clued as Miss West on Feb 25.

1 MANET: clued as "Olympia" painter on March 13.

1 MASH: clued as Korean War sitcom on March 8.

1 MATE: clued as Either one of a pair on March 14.

3 MATSU: clued as Taiwan Strait Island Feb 7., Feb 10. and Feb 17.

1 MAVIN: clued as Experts on March 9.

1 MECCA: clued as Attractive places (plural) on March 7.

2 MEET: clued as Come together on Feb 29, clued as Encounter on March 2.

1 MELT: clued as Run in the heat on March 11.

1 MENU: clued as List of options on March 13.

1 MESA: clued as Tablelands (plural) on March 3.

1 METE: clued as Deal (out) on Feb 28.

1 MILO: clued as Actor O'Shea on March 6.

1 MIRE: clued as Soggy ground on March 10.

1 MOO: clued as Bovine reply on March 6.

1 MOW: clued as Cut the greens on March 15.

1 MRI: clued as Med. scan on Feb 27.

2 MSG (Madison Square Garden): clued as NYC Arena on Feb 18. Feb 20 .

1 MGM: clued as Studio letters on March 13.

1 MOA: clued as Extinct bird of New Zealand on Feb 17.

1 MVP: clued as Al-NL honoree on March 7.

1 NAN: clued as Bert's twin on March 13.

1 NANA: clued as Wendy's dog on March 9.

1 NAP: clued as Short snooze on March 5.

2 NARD: clued as Fragrant ointment on Feb 29, then again on March 12.

1 NASA: clued as Cape Kennedy org. on March 15.

2 NCAA: clued as March madness org. on March 3, clued as Final Four org. on March 4.

1 NEARS: clued as Approaches on March 13.

2 NEAT: clued as clean and tidy on Feb 24, again on March 10.

1 NEE: clued as Born as on March 13.

1 NEHRU: clued as Former Indian leader on Feb 29.

3 NENE: clued as Oahu goose on Feb 6, and clued as Hawaii goose on Feb 11, clued as Oahu goose on March 12.

1 NEON: clued as Sign gas on March 10.

1 NERF: clued as soft-toy stuff on Feb 23.

1 NERVE: clued as Impudent boldness on March 9.

1 NEST: clued as Bird abode on March 4.

1 NET: clued as Court divider on March 12.

2 NHS clued as Brit. Med. Syst on Jan 25, then clued as British Medial syst. on March 6.

2 NIA: clued as Long of the "The Broken Hearts Club" on Feb 24, clued as Actress Long on March 7.

1 NICER: clued as More pleasant on March 7.

1 NOVA: clued as Classic Chevy model on March 14.

1 NUN: clued as Sister on March 6.

2 OAF: clued as clumsy fellow on Feb 22, clued as clodhopper on March 3.

2 OCHS: clued as Protest- singer Phil on March 9, clued as Phil of folks on March 12.

1 ODE: clued as Lyric poem Feb 23, clued as poem of praise on Feb 24.

1 ODOR: clued as Nose alert on March 9.

1 OHM: clued as Resistance units (plural) on Feb 28.

1 OFFER: clued as Proposal on March 3.

1 OIL: clued as Lubricate on Feb 25.

1 OLD: clued as Ancient on March 5.

1 OLIN: clued as Lena of "The Ninth Gate" on March 11.

1 OMAR: clued as Bradley or Sharif on Feb 29.

2 OMES: clued as Cockney abodes on Feb 13, and Feb 27.

1 ONCE: clued as In the past on March 10.

2 ONE: clued as Single unit on March 1, clued as Singletons on March 7 (plural).

1 ONE A clued as SSS classification on March 5.

1 ON AIR: clued as In seventh heaven on March 14.

1 ONION: clued as Leek cousin on March 6.

1 ONSET: clued as Start on March 13.

1 OPAH: clued as colorful marine fish on Feb 20, clued as moonfish on Feb 24.

1 OPERA: clued as Musical drama on March 7.

2 OPT: clued as makes up one's mind on Feb 22, clued as Make a choice on March 3.

1 ORAN: clued as Algerian city on March 9.

2 ORB: clued as Poetic eyeball on March 3, clued as Spheres on March 9 (plural).

1 ORE: clued as Product to Mine on Feb 10.

1 OREO: clued as Two-tone treat on March 6.

2 ORI: clued as Sailor's grp on Feb 10, again on March 9.

1 ORO: clued as Juarez gold on March 12.

1 ORONO: clued as Maine town on March 15.

1 ORR: clued as Hockey defensive great on March 5.

1 ORT: clued as Table scrap on Feb 27.

1 OSCAR: clued as Hollywood award on March 15.

1 OSE: clued as Full of: suff. on March 7.

2 OSSA: clued as Peak in Thessaly on Jan 31, clued as Mountain in Thessaly on March 6.

1 OSIER: clued as Basketry willow on March 10.

1 OTB: clued as NYC gambling center on March 9.

2 OTO: clued as Of the ear: pref. on March 7, again on March 11.

1 OVAL: clued as Track shape on March 4.

2 OVER: clued as Finished on March 2, clued as Beyond on March 15.

1 OWE: clued as Be light chips on March 11.

1 PALM: clued as Tropical tree on March 11.

1 PANE: clued as Sheet of glass on March 9.

1 PANT: clued as Breathe heavily on March 5.

1 PAS: clued as Faux __ on March 2.

1 PEI: clued as Louvre Pyramid architect on Feb 27.

1 PEN: clued as Sty on March 13.

1 PER: clued as According to on March 5.

1 PERE: clued as Dijon Dad on Feb 14, clued as French father on Feb 24, clued as Pops in Paris on Feb 27 (plural form).

1 PGA: clued as Links org on Feb 28.

1 PLO: clued as Middle East grp. on March 10.

1 POSSE: clued as Sheriff's band of the Old West on March 9.

2 PTA: clued as School org. on Feb 22, clued as School grp on March 12.

1 RAG: clued as Jazz piece on March 14.

1 RAGE: clued as Excessive temper tantrum on March 8.

1 RAID: clued as Foray on March 13.

1 RAIN: clued as April forecast on March 14.

1 RAM: clued as Battering equipment on March 9.

1 RAMP: clued as Freeway entrance on Feb 23.

1 RANSOM: clued as payments for release on Feb 28 (plural form).

1 RAP: clued as Utter sharply on March 15.

1 RAPT: clued as Spellbound on March 9.

2 RARE: clued as Seldom seen on Feb 27, clued as Few and far between on Feb 28.

1 RAT: clued as Stoolie on March 9.

1 RAYS: clued as Mantas on March 14.

1 RAZOR: clued as Stubble cutter on March 13.

1 RBI clued as Slugger's stat on Feb 21.

1 RDA: clued as Vitamin fig. on March 12.

2 READ: clued as Study on Feb 14, clued as Enjoys a novel on Feb 29.

2 REED: clued as March plant on Feb 29, clued as Marsh plants (plural) on March 12.

1 REEF: clued as Diver's mileu on March 2.

1 R. E. Lee: clued as CSA commander on Feb 28.

1 RENE: clued as Auberjonois of "Boston Legal" on March 12.

2 RENEE: clued as Taylor or Adoree on March 2, again on March 9.

1 RENEW: clued as Give a face-life to on March 11.

1 REO: clued as Old Olds' auto on Feb 21.

1 REPO: clued as Collection biz on March 9.

3 RESET: clued as Change a timer on March 7, clued as Bowler's button on March 9, again on March 12.

1 REST: clued as Take a break on March 5.

1 RETE: clued as Anatomical network on March 2.

1 RETRO: clued as Grade or active lead-in on March 8.

1 RHEA: clued as Satellite of Saturn on March 8.

1 Rhoda: clued as Valerie Harper sitcom Feb 23.

1 RICE: clued as Elmer or Jerry on March 11.

1 RID: clued as Purged on Feb 29.

2 RIEN: clued as Nice nothing on March 2, clued as Nice nothing? on March 9.

1 RIOT: clued as Unrestrained outbreaks (plural) of the Old West on March 9.

1 RITE: clued as Sacred ceremony on March 8.

1 ROAST: clued as Prepare peanuts on March 11.

1 ROI: clued as French kings on March 6 (plural form).

1 RODE: clued as Took a cab on March 14.

1 ROLE: clued as Actor's part on March 10.

1 ROOK: clued as Chess piece on March 12.

1 RTE: clued as Suggestion from AAA on March 6.

1 RUE: clued as Regretted on Feb 29 (past tense).

1 SAAB: clued as Swedish car on March 12.

1 SAG: clued as Becomes lack on Feb 29.

2 SAL: clued as Maglie of Baseball on Feb24, and clued as Bando of baseball on March 6.

1 SALA: clued as Casa component on Feb 24.

2 SAND: clued as Dune material on Feb 28, clued as Novelist George on March 4.

1 SATE: clued as Overfill on Feb 27.

1 SATIE: clued as "Gymnopedies" composer on March 12.

1 SCAD: clued as Great quality on March 11.

2 SCI: clued as part of B. S. on Feb 25, once again on March 5.

1 SCONE: clued as Doughy pasty on March 8.

1 SCRAM: clued as Get lost on March 10.

1 SEA: clued as Place for fish and ships on March 11, clued as Galilee or Marmara on March 15.

1 SEAN: clued as Penn or Young on March 13.

1 SEANCE: clued as Media meeting on March 15.

1 SEC: clued as Jiffy on March 14.

3 SEE: Clued as Bishopric on Feb 23. clued as Visualize on Feb 24, clued as Understand on March 15.

3 SELA: clued as Actress Ward on Feb 15, again on March 4, again on March 10.

3 SEN: clued as D. C. VIP on March 3, again on March 11, again on March 13.

1 SENT: clued as Transmitted on Feb 28.

3 SET: clued as Sun's fall on Feb 16, clued as At the ready on March 1, clued as Hardened on March 3.

1 SETH: clued as Eve's third on March 12.

2 SEW: clued as Stitch up on March 7, clued as Stitch on March 9.

1 SHEA: clued as New York stadium on Feb 25.

1 SINE: clued as Trig. function on March 12.

1 SING: clued as Tell on on March 14.

2 SILT: clued as Riverbed deposit on Feb 17, clued as Delta deposits (plural) on March 3.

2 SIR: clued as Knight's title on Feb 21, clued as British knights (plural) on March 8.

1 SLANG: clued as Street talk on March 3.

1 SLAW: clued as Take-out side order on March 14.

2 SLOE: clued as Blackhorn fruit on Feb 5, and clued as __ gin fizz on March 3.

1 SLOG: clued as work hard on Feb 22.

1 SLOP: clued as Swine's supper on March 14.

1 SLOT: clued as Coin channel on March 8.

1 SLR: clued as Camera letters on March 2.

1 SMELL: clued as Scent on March 12.

1 SNEE: clued as Dundee dagger on March 3.

1 SNIT: clued as pique performance on Feb 23.

1 SOLO: clued as Han or Napoleon on Feb 27.

1 SOUR: clued as fly high on March 5.

2 SPA: clued as Hot tub on Feb 27, again on March 4.

1 SPAR: clued as Box to train on March 8.

1 SPACE: clued as Room on March 7.

1 SRO: clued as Sell-out letters on March 7.

1 SSN: clued as ID infor. on Feb 14 (plural form)

4 SSS: clued as Sound of leak on Feb 29, clued as Draft letters on March 1, clued as sound of a leak on March 3, clued as Draft org. on March 6.

3 SST: clued as Fast Flier's letters on Feb 14 (single form), clued as Fast jets, briefly on Feb 27 (plural form), clued as Mach+plane on March 3.

2 STAN: clued as Comic Laurel on Feb 13, clued as Mikita of hockey on Feb 27.

1 STAR: clued as Paparazzi prey on March 14.

1 STARE: clued as Extended gaze on March 15.

1 STATE: clued as Kind of trooper or line on March 11.

1 STAY: clued as Remain on March 12.

1 STD: clued as Universal meas. on March 1.

1 STE: clued as Sault _ Marie on March 10.

2 STEED: clued as mighty mount on Feb 17, proud mount on Feb 24.

1 STILE: clued as Steps over a fence on March 6.

1 STORE: clued as Mall unit on Feb 27.

1 STYE: clued as eyelid woes (plural form) on Feb 24.

1 SUP: clued as Has dinner (single) on March 8.

1 SWEAR: clued as Promise solemnly on May 14.

1 TAB: clued as Spigot on Feb 27.

2 TAC: clued as Tic-toe connection on March 5, clued as Def. mil. grp on March 7.

1 TACIT: clued as Unspoken on March 10.

1 TACO: clued as Tex-Mex food Order on Feb 11.

1 TACT: clued as Diplomatic asset on March 11.

2 TAHOE: clued as California/Nevada lake on Feb 24, again as Western resort lake on Feb 27.

1 TAI: clued as Mai _ cocktail on March 12.

1 TAIL: clued as Follow secretly on March 15.

1 TAKE: clued as Make off with on March 10.

2 TALC: clued as Puff stuff on Feb 11, clued as Sprinkle after a shower on Feb 26.

2 TALE: clued as Yarn on March 8, clued as Fables on March 13 (plural).

1 TALL: clued as Lofty on March 11.

1 TAN: clued as Khaki shade on March 1.

2 TATA: clued as Soho so longs Feb 24 (plural form), clued as So long! on March 9.

1 TATS: clued as Makes lace on Feb 24.

1 T BAR: clued as Skier's ride on March 2.

1 TEL: clued as Part of A T& T on March 11.

1 TEMPT: clued as Entice on Feb 23.

1 TEN: clued as Gymnast's perfect score on March 12.

1 TENORS: clued as Choir section on March 13.

3 TERI: clued as Actress Carr on Feb 27 (plural form), clued as Copley and Garr on March 2, clued as Actress Garr on March 7.

1 TERRA: clued as _ incognita on March 12.

1 TESS: clued as "__ of the d'Urbervilles" on March 12.

1 TILE: clued as Mosaic pieces on March 12.

1 TITO: clued as Mambo king Puente on March 12.

1 TKO clued as Ring decision maker on March 3.

1 TOE: clued as Little Piggy on Feb 28.

2 TOTE: clued as Carryon on Feb 9, clued as lugs on Feb 28 (single form).

1 TOTEM: clued as Clan's emblem on March 1.

1 TOTO: clued as dog in Oz on Feb 24.

1 TOUR: clued as __ de force on March 8.

2 TRAM: clued as Trolley car on Feb 26, clued as Car of Mine? on Feb 29.

1 TREY: clued as Low card on March 14.

2 TRIO: clued as Small combo on March 4, again on March 12.

1 TRU: clued as Play about Capote on March 1.

1 TSAR: clued as Russian ruler on Feb 24.

3 TSE clued as Half an African fly on Feb 13, and clued as Half a fly on Feb 20, then again on Feb 27, clued as Mao _-Tung on March 11.

1 TSK clued as Admonishing sounds on Feb 19.

1 TSO: clued as General on Chinese menus on March 12.

1 TUX: clued as Dressy outfit, casually on March 15.

2 UAE: clued as Abu Dhabi, Dubai et al on Feb 1, clued as Abu Dhabi loc. on March 1.

1 UGLI: clued as Wrinkly fruit on March 11.

1 ULEE: clued as Peter Fonder film role on Feb 13.

2 UMA: clued as Ms. Thurman on Feb 12 & Feb 22.

1 UNA: clued as Actress Merkel on March 6.

1 UPPER: clued as higher one of two on March 4.

1 URE: clued as End of post on March 9.

1 URN: clued as Large vase on March 9.

2 USC (University of Southern California): clued as Trojans of sports on Feb 19, clued as UCLA rival on Feb 22.

1 USE: clued as Employs on Feb 22.

1 UTE: clued as Shoshone on March 6.

1 UTTER: clued as Pronounce on March 4.

1 VAN: clued as Mover's vehicle on March 2.

1 VERY: clued as Extremely on March 2.

1 VIEW: clued as Opinion on March 10.

1 WAS: clued as once existed on Feb 25.

1 WET: clued as Drench on March 2.

1 WILT: clued as Droops on March 7.

1 WOO: clued as Court on March 14.

1 YAM: clued as Tasty tuber on March 7.

1 YEAR: clued as Solar period on Feb 25.

1 YETI: clued as Himalayan Bigfoot on Feb 29.

1 YSER: clued as Belgian river on March 12.



Anonymous said...

Isn't "agora" - the answer to "Greek market" a repeat offender, as well? Again, I wouldn't know that if it weren't for the crossword puzzle. :o)

C.C. Burnikel said...


I've added Mr. Agora to the the list. Thanks for the tip.

C. C.

Orange said...

MATSU has been in the New York Times crossword three times, too—once in 1998, once in 2002, and again in 2006. Three times in a month in your puzzle is ridiculous!

Anonymous said...

I appreciate and read your blog. I attempt to do the TMS puzzle in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Nancerino

Anonymous said...

Hey, I am happy to see a blog about my daily(and sometimes perplexing) pleasure. Another repeat offender, (but not too often) is nene - a hawaiian goose.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I am happy to see a blog about my daily(and sometimes perplexing) pleasure. Another repeat offender, (but not too often) is nene - a hawaiian goose.

C.C. Burnikel said...


Thanks for bringing up NENE.

I had a quick check, and found out NENE has appeared twice since Jan 21.


Anonymous said...

Its only a typo, but EEI for snake-like-fish should read; EEL

Rex Parker said...

Yeah, if you see MATSU again any time soon, you should let the editor hear about it. Super-lazy to rely on crap fill like that so often. Nothing worse than having a puzzle loaded with ABET, AREA, ERR, OTOE, OBOE, and other ordinary, easy everyday junk, and then getting smacked with the ridiculous MATSU, which I have never seen (and I do 5 puzzles a day, minimum). That kind of jarring disparity is the sign of a badly calibrated puzzle.