Clever clues

Ever wondered about the best crossword clues?

Here is the list for 2006, as selected by crosswordese.com:

  • December 2006 Clue: Like Kansas in August? CORNY
  • November 2006 Clue: Place that British women can’t stand going? LOO
  • October 2006 Clue: Trample, for example RHYME
  • September 2006 Clue: Number two helper? EXLAX
  • August 2006 Clue: It moves tirelessly? SLED
  • July 2006 Clue: Water temperature gauge, sometimes? TOE
  • June 2006 Clue: Bolt stripped? STREAK
  • May 2006 Clue: Public hangings? ART
  • April 2006 Clue: Works at home? UMPS
  • March 2006 Clue: What you stand to lose? LAP
  • February 2006 Clue: They were once completely nuts OAKS
  • January 2006 Clue: Stock-acquisition aid? LASSO
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Let’s play N

Sounds like a Sesame Street episode sponsored by the letter N. So, clap your hands for each letter N:

  • intercontinental
  • noncombining
  • nontranslational
  • nonintervention
  • nonsynchronous
  • unconvincingly
  • nonastringent
  • inconvenient
  • nonfinancial
  • interdenominational
  • noninterchangeable
  • nonsignificant
  • nonopening
  • nonmonotonic
  • nonintersecting
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Crossword reflections

Amazing. I admire both the idea and realisation of this photo.

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Quote

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.

Rudyard Kipling

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Codebreaker aid

Here goes the list of the letter frequencies among all the words in wordnet dictionary:

  • Letter e: frequency 10.67%
  • Letter a: frequency 9.50%
  • Letter i: frequency 8.23%
  • Letter r: frequency 7.30%
  • Letter o: frequency 6.88%
  • Letter n: frequency 6.82%
  • Letter t: frequency 6.46%
  • Letter s: frequency 6.27%
  • Letter l: frequency 5.74%
  • Letter c: frequency 4.52%
  • Letter u: frequency 3.79%
  • Letter d: frequency 3.25%
  • Letter m: frequency 3.11%
  • Letter p: frequency 2.99%
  • Letter h: frequency 2.75%
  • Letter g: frequency 2.51%
  • Letter y: frequency 1.92%
  • Letter b: frequency 1.91%
  • Letter f: frequency 1.53%
  • Letter v: frequency 0.97%
  • Letter k: frequency 0.92%
  • Letter w: frequency 0.92%
  • Letter x: frequency 0.31%
  • Letter z: frequency 0.27%
  • Letter j: frequency 0.23%
  • Letter q: frequency 0.15%
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Best crossword clues 2011

There is an amazing list of clever clues at crosswordese website.

Take a look at the list of selected ones for the year 2011:

  • November 2011 Clue: “Thank God, it’s Friday” declarer? CRUSOE
  • October 2011 Clue: Hitchcock double feature? CHIN
  • September 2011 Clue: Bad nickname for a rabbit? STEW
  • August 2011 Clue: Winter depression SNOWANGEL
  • July 2011 Clue: Tales you can also read backwards? SAGAS
  • June 2011 Clue: Pocket protectors? MISERS
  • May 2011 Clue: Burger King vis-a-vis McDonald’s, fittingly ARCHRIVAL
  • April 2011 Clue: One trying to make a living? JUDGE
  • March 2011 Clue: Job with many openings? DENTIST
  • February 2011 Clue: Celebrity head shot? BOTOX
  • January 2011 Clue: Where F is highest on the scale GASGAUGE
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Batman clues

  • cowl Part of Batman’s outfit
  • val Batman before George
  • alfred “Batman” butler
  • cave Batman’s hideout
  • joker Batman adversary
  • masked Like Batman and Robin
  • wayne Batman’s alter ego
  • penguin Umbrella-toting “Batman” villain
  • thesiren Spellbinding “Batman” villainess played by Joan Collins
  • ivy Batman foe Poison ___
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