Clues for: 3 Letter Words

Question Answer Value Airdate
A solemn promise; you might take one "of silence" (but not now!) vow 200 December 26, 2014
A solemn promise; you might take one "of silence" (but not now!) vow 200 December 26, 2014
237, when talking about 199 + 38 sum 400 December 26, 2014
237, when talking about 199 + 38 sum 400 December 26, 2014
This British ending to the alphabet ain't dead, baby zed 600 December 26, 2014
This British ending to the alphabet ain't dead, baby zed 600 December 26, 2014
A crustacean's eggs, as the coral of the lobster roe 800 December 26, 2014
A crustacean's eggs, as the coral of the lobster roe 800 December 26, 2014
Term for the dot shown here pip 1000 December 26, 2014
Term for the dot shown here pip 1000 December 26, 2014
To hesitate alliteratively is to hem & this haw 200 November 26, 2014
To hesitate alliteratively is to hem & this haw 200 November 26, 2014
Your face, or a coffee cup with a handle mug 400 November 26, 2014
Your face, or a coffee cup with a handle mug 400 November 26, 2014
It's short for a penguin suit tux 600 November 26, 2014
It's short for a penguin suit tux 600 November 26, 2014
It's the central part of a wheel, or the center of activity hub 800 November 26, 2014
It's the central part of a wheel, or the center of activity hub 800 November 26, 2014
Of Chinese origin, in U.S. slang it originally referred to a craving for opium yen November 26, 2014
Of Chinese origin, in U.S. slang it originally referred to a craving for opium yen November 26, 2014
A gear tooth; you may feel like one in a machine a cog 200 June 30, 2014
A gear tooth; you may feel like one in a machine a cog 200 June 30, 2014
It's slang for a $5 bill a fin 400 June 30, 2014
It's slang for a $5 bill a fin 400 June 30, 2014
A curve joining 2 points in geometry, or anything bow-shaped an arc 600 June 30, 2014
A curve joining 2 points in geometry, or anything bow-shaped an arc 600 June 30, 2014
It means to invest with a title, such as a knighthood dub 800 June 30, 2014
It means to invest with a title, such as a knighthood dub 800 June 30, 2014
Scrabble players know it's a 3-letter word for meadow a lea 1000 June 30, 2014
Scrabble players know it's a 3-letter word for meadow a lea 1000 June 30, 2014
After good service in a restaurant, make it 15-20% of the pretax total a tip 200 February 12, 2014
After good service in a restaurant, make it 15-20% of the pretax total a tip 200 February 12, 2014
From the Latin for "strength" & meaning energy, it's often paired with vigor vim 400 February 12, 2014
From the Latin for "strength" & meaning energy, it's often paired with vigor vim 400 February 12, 2014
In volleyball it's when you dive to hit the ball just above the ground dig 600 February 12, 2014
In volleyball it's when you dive to hit the ball just above the ground dig 600 February 12, 2014
Grass-covered soil sod 800 February 12, 2014
Grass-covered soil sod 800 February 12, 2014
Usually powdered, a peruke was a man's one of these in the 18th century a wig 1000 February 12, 2014
Usually powdered, a peruke was a man's one of these in the 18th century a wig 1000 February 12, 2014
To choose, be it "in" or "out" opt 200 January 17, 2014
To choose, be it "in" or "out" opt 200 January 17, 2014
Palindromic protection when eating lobster a bib 400 January 17, 2014
Palindromic protection when eating lobster a bib 400 January 17, 2014
I don't mean to inquire impertinently, this verb-- oh, wait. I do pry 600 January 17, 2014
I don't mean to inquire impertinently, this verb-- oh, wait. I do pry 600 January 17, 2014
Not strict; it's also used as a shorthand term meaning lacrosse lax 800 January 17, 2014
Not strict; it's also used as a shorthand term meaning lacrosse lax 800 January 17, 2014
Synonym for a dandy or popinjay a fop 1000 January 17, 2014
Synonym for a dandy or popinjay a fop 1000 January 17, 2014
This finished border on a garment is made by folding an edge under & stitching it down a hem 200 April 22, 2013
This finished border on a garment is made by folding an edge under & stitching it down a hem 200 April 22, 2013
This climbing vine is known to cover the walls of older college buildings ivy 400 April 22, 2013
This climbing vine is known to cover the walls of older college buildings ivy 400 April 22, 2013
A sharp, stinging quality, as of frosty air, or a small amount of liquor a nip 600 April 22, 2013
A sharp, stinging quality, as of frosty air, or a small amount of liquor a nip 600 April 22, 2013
A narrow bed made of canvas on a collapsible frame a cot 800 April 22, 2013
A narrow bed made of canvas on a collapsible frame a cot 800 April 22, 2013
It's the possessive form of thou thy 1000 April 22, 2013
It's the possessive form of thou thy 1000 April 22, 2013
A female goat can be referred to as a nanny goat or this, just like a female deer a doe 200 March 4, 2013
A female goat can be referred to as a nanny goat or this, just like a female deer a doe 200 March 4, 2013
Cheers to you if you know that London dry is a common type of this gin 400 March 4, 2013
Cheers to you if you know that London dry is a common type of this gin 400 March 4, 2013
In a patriotic song Columbia is the this "of the ocean" "Columbia, Gem of the Ocean" 600 March 4, 2013
In a patriotic song Columbia is the this "of the ocean" "Columbia, Gem of the Ocean" 600 March 4, 2013
This Hawaiian dish made from cooked taro root that's pounded to a paste is eaten with the fingers poi 800 March 4, 2013
This Hawaiian dish made from cooked taro root that's pounded to a paste is eaten with the fingers poi 800 March 4, 2013
A unit of energy, it has also been used in slang to mean cool, great, wonderful rad 1000 March 4, 2013
A unit of energy, it has also been used in slang to mean cool, great, wonderful rad 1000 March 4, 2013
Morning moisture on the ground dew 200 September 27, 2012
Morning moisture on the ground dew 200 September 27, 2012
Tree "blood" sap 400 September 27, 2012
Tree "blood" sap 400 September 27, 2012
Captain's book to record events aboard ship log 600 September 27, 2012
Captain's book to record events aboard ship log 600 September 27, 2012
A large tub for holding liquids such as dye vat 800 September 27, 2012
A large tub for holding liquids such as dye vat 800 September 27, 2012
A hip-hop greeting, or to eat the evening meal sup 1000 September 27, 2012
A hip-hop greeting, or to eat the evening meal sup 1000 September 27, 2012
A play on words, usually in a humorous way a pun 200 June 15, 2012
A play on words, usually in a humorous way a pun 200 June 15, 2012
3-letter creature, seen here a doe 400 June 15, 2012
3-letter creature, seen here a doe 400 June 15, 2012
It's any of the bench-like seats with a fixed back arranged in rows in churches a pew 600 June 15, 2012
It's any of the bench-like seats with a fixed back arranged in rows in churches a pew 600 June 15, 2012
In tennis, when a serve hits the net & drops into the proper court, it's called this & is replayed a let 800 June 15, 2012
In tennis, when a serve hits the net & drops into the proper court, it's called this & is replayed a let 800 June 15, 2012
To confer knighthood upon, or to insert new dialogue into a movie dub 1000 June 15, 2012
To confer knighthood upon, or to insert new dialogue into a movie dub 1000 June 15, 2012
Steal from "Peter to pay Paul" rob 200 February 2, 2011
A riotous crowd of people mob 400 February 2, 2011
Weep aloud, or cry uncontrollably sob 600 February 2, 2011
In tennis, a high-arcing shot hit deep into the opponent's court a lob 800 February 2, 2011
A male swan a cob 1000 February 2, 2011
Take a small drink sip 200 July 2, 2010
It's the "stiff upper" projecting rim of a pitcher a lip 400 July 2, 2010
Nada, nothing, or perhaps, to fasten your pants zip 600 July 2, 2010
It can precede cord, tide & -roaring rip 800 July 2, 2010
After a 1997 golf injury, Evel Knievel got this body part replaced his hip 1000 July 2, 2010
It's the center part of a wheel, or the center of an activity hub 200 April 30, 2008
In Psalms, "thy" this "and thy staff they comfort me" rod 400 April 30, 2008
A sweet potato lookalike yam 600 April 30, 2008
To a criminal, this slang term can mean "diamonds" or "to kill", so be specific when taking out a contract ice 800 April 30, 2008
One female gamete an egg 1000 April 30, 2008
Hog home sty 200 November 23, 2006
A card game, or the colorless liquor you might drink while playing it gin 400 November 23, 2006
To add a soundtrack in a different language dub 600 November 23, 2006
Biblical holder of critters or commandments ark 800 November 23, 2006
Towering timber seen here fir 1000 November 23, 2006
An actor takes one during his curtain call a bow 200 November 13, 2006
Throw away your oven & join Woody Harrelson in the movement for this type of food raw 400 November 13, 2006
Muhammad Ali stung like a bee with this short, straight punch a jab 600 November 13, 2006
A politician taking the low road is said to "sling" this mud 800 November 13, 2006
Manly first name of British plotter Fawkes & "Sesame Street" game-show host Smiley Guy 1000 November 13, 2006
Honey-making hive homey bee 200 July 27, 2006
Wynken & Blynken's buddy Nod 400 July 27, 2006
A large, unruly crowd of people, perhaps headed by Lucky Luciano mob 600 July 27, 2006
A beam of light, or Mr. Charles ray 800 July 27, 2006
Top-fermented beer relative ale 1000 July 27, 2006
Fishin' stick rod 200 June 8, 2006
Now it's a party! Here's Joe with this "pony" cask of ale keg 400 June 8, 2006
A rounded mass of chewing gum wad 600 June 8, 2006
Over there; often hitched with hither yon 800 June 8, 2006
When paired with vigor, it signifies exuberance vim 1000 June 8, 2006
It comes between ready & fire! aim 200 October 7, 2005
An old saying or proverb, or a tool you'd find in the garage a saw 400 October 7, 2005
It's the vestment in the picture seen here an alb 600 October 7, 2005
Often preceding "about", it means to wander restlessly or idly in search of pleasure gad 800 October 7, 2005
To stitchers, it's a bit of leftover thread; to others, a scrap of food left at a meal ort 1000 October 7, 2005
It can be an experienced soldier or a doctor for your pet vet 200 January 18, 2005
3-letter word often partnered with neither in a sentence nor 400 January 18, 2005
This watery term turns up in the names of 2 NFL teams Bay 600 January 18, 2005
A wildebeest is also known by this 3-letter name gnu 800 January 18, 2005
It's the three letter term for the device that shoots out the electrons in a TV picture tube gun 1000 January 18, 2005
In the title of an Aesop fable, this insect shared billing with a grasshopper the ant 200 December 31, 2004
Cows regurgitate this from the first stomach to the mouth & chew it again the cud 400 December 31, 2004
A small demon, or a mischievous child (who might be a little demon!) imp 600 December 31, 2004
In geologic time one of these, shorter than an eon, is divided into periods & subdivided into epochs era 800 December 31, 2004
A single layer of paper, or to perform one's craft diligently ply 1000 December 31, 2004
"Low" is another term for this Holstein holler moo 200 November 1, 2004
The projecting rim of a cup or pitcher the "lip" 400 November 1, 2004
It's the term for an old, worn-out horse; now quit bugging me! a "nag" 600 November 1, 2004
3-letter word for a short trip in a small aircraft a "hop" 800 November 1, 2004
This phrase meaning “a witty remark” is made up of 2 3-letter French words <i>bon mot</i> 1000 November 1, 2004
(Cheryl of the Clue Crew punches in from Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn.) Terms for boxing punches include uppercut, hook & this 3-letter word jab 200 June 15, 2004
It's the elongated core in which the grains of an ear of corn are embedded cob 400 June 15, 2004
These 23-letter words form the name of a synonym for rap music hip hop 600 June 15, 2004
A confused & noisy clamor din 800 June 15, 2004
From the Latin for "nothing", it's nothing, nada, zip, zero nil 1000 June 15, 2004
Before a race you might hear Ready...this...Go!!! Set 200 May 4, 2004
It's what you do when you put 2 + 2 together, or 1 + 1 for that matter add 400 May 4, 2004
It's where people go to "work out" gym 600 May 4, 2004
It's the main ingredient in a candle wax 800 May 4, 2004
In tennis, it's a high, arcing shot that ideally lands in play behind your opponent lob 1000 May 4, 2004
Barnum & Bailey worked under a "big" one & we're not talkin' a spinning toy top 200 February 21, 2003
The part of the tongue that holds the names you just can't think of at the moment tip 400 February 21, 2003
It's a division of a Cub Scout pack den 600 February 21, 2003
Hamlet spotting the Bengay at the drug store would exclaim, "Ay, there's" this the rub 1000 February 21, 2003
To "spell" this synonym for jinx, you also use an "x" at the end hex February 21, 2003
A cozy cave for a bear, or a cozy room in your house den 200 January 8, 2003
A deer, a female deer a doe 400 January 8, 2003
A deer, a very large deer second in size to the moose an elk 600 January 8, 2003
Type of machine you can use to send & receive letters or photos over the telephone line a fax 800 January 8, 2003
In a popular expression it precedes "and vigor" vim 1000 January 8, 2003
An inexperienced person is this 'behind the ears" wet 200 December 25, 2002
2 bucks to win on Dances-A-Lot in the 7th, for example bet 400 December 25, 2002
In '60s Top 40 songs it preceded "Back", "Ready" & "Together" Get 600 December 25, 2002
Term for the goal in hockey, soccer or lacrosse net 800 December 25, 2002
As a verb, it can mean to rent or lease let 1000 December 25, 2002
In the '60s it meant trendy or hip, like a member of a TV "Squad" mod 100 July 20, 2000
For 5 & 7 it's 12 sum 200 July 20, 2000
A criminal charge, it's listed on a "sheet" rap 300 July 20, 2000
I can't tell either of these 2 3-letter words; I only tell the truth fib & lie 400 July 20, 2000
A gullible person, or the juice in a tree sap 500 July 20, 2000
The 2 of journalism's 5 Ws that fit the category Who & Why 100 June 9, 2000
You do it to "the line" or it may be dipped to test the waters Toe 200 June 9, 2000
In 1993 Eugene Trivizas wrote the children's book "The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad" this Pig 300 June 9, 2000
The sentry will shoot you if you answer this when challenged Foe 400 June 9, 2000
It's the gaping jaws or mouth of a carnivore, or perhaps, a rural matriarch Maw 500 June 9, 2000
It can be a female hare as well as a female deer Doe 100 November 15, 1999
From the Latin for "I", it's the self, distinct from others; hope you don't have a big one Ego 200 November 15, 1999
A short written version of your life Bio 300 November 15, 1999
It can be the fluffy fashion accessory seen here or the animal seen here Boa 400 November 15, 1999
It can mean to find fault repeatedly, or an old, worn-out horse Nag 500 November 15, 1999
For musicians, it's a job Gig 100 October 19, 1999
A junior reporter (& not just of Chicago baseball) Cub 200 October 19, 1999
Ed Ames' "Runneth Over With Love" Cup 300 October 19, 1999
To udderly intimidate someone Cow 400 October 19, 1999
If you've been this, you've been cheated Had 500 October 19, 1999
It's one layer of toilet paper or wood Ply 100 April 20, 1999
A young fish, a way to cook it, or a "small" (unimportant) person Fry 200 April 20, 1999
An eye irritation, or a pigpen Sty 300 April 20, 1999
A large coffee container, or a large vase to stash one's ashes Urn 400 April 20, 1999
It equals 1/1000th of an inch Mil 500 April 20, 1999
You shouldn't let the tail do this to the dog Wag 100 November 25, 1998
Just 15% of an iceberg left in a restaurant Tip 200 November 25, 1998
In baseball, it puts you "out"; it's also a game in which you may be "it" Tag 300 November 25, 1998
It describes something radioactive or illegally obtained Hot 400 November 25, 1998
Animal seen here (flightless bird) Emu 500 November 25, 1998
Joan Embery's version of Animal House Zoo 100 March 25, 1998
Below par, off one's feed, under the weather, in short -- this Ill 200 March 25, 1998
Splash guard for a baby Bib 300 March 25, 1998
Short job for a musician Gig 400 March 25, 1998
A cackleberry Egg 500 March 25, 1998
It's the hole you want to get a hole-in-one in Cup 100 February 23, 1998
A male swan, or an ear of corm Cob 200 February 23, 1998
It can be a brief swim, a scoop of ice cream, or a pickpocket Dip 300 February 23, 1998
A witty remark, you may hear a "bon" one Mot 400 February 23, 1998
To protrude, like a jaw or a narrow strip of land out into a bay Jut 500 February 23, 1998
Tongues & tails do it Wag 100 February 6, 1998
Next in sequence:One, two, six,..... Ten 200 February 6, 1998
When it precedes "off", it means to fall asleep Nod 300 February 6, 1998
It describes a bomb that falls down & doesn't go boom Dud 400 February 6, 1998
It's the only zodiac sign that fits the category Leo 500 February 6, 1998
Cartographer's creation a map 100 October 11, 1996
In school it's a synonym for P.E. gym 200 October 11, 1996
It's a small, pointed tool for making holes in leather an awl 300 October 11, 1996
In tennis it's a shot hit high and intended to land behind an opponent a lob 400 October 11, 1996
Spelled one way, it's the side of a ship away from the wind; spelled another, it's a meadow lee (lea) 500 October 11, 1996
To turn the light down dim 100 November 12, 1993
It can be a deep hole in the ground, or the kernel of a cherry the pit 100 December 15, 1992
To strike someone, or a successful song or show a hit 200 December 15, 1992
Physically sound & healthy, or what a temperamental child might "throw" a fit 300 December 15, 1992
It can refer to a humorist, or to one's intellect & reason a wit 400 December 15, 1992
The metal mouthpiece on a bridle, or 12 1/2 cents a bit 500 December 15, 1992
A sacred sister Nun 100 January 25, 1991
As a verb, you do it with your hands to get a drink; as a noun, it's something you drink from Cup 200 January 25, 1991
In the title of an Aesop fable, this insect shared billing with a grasshopper Ant 300 January 25, 1991
It can mean to crowd about & annoy, or the crowd itself Mob 400 January 25, 1991
When preceding "out", it means "to just barely make a living" Eke 500 January 25, 1991
A Tibetan ox, or to talk persistently yak 100 September 3, 1990
A dog with a short, flattened nose, or the short, flattened nose itself pug 200 September 3, 1990
It can mean the daily record of a ship's progress or the act of recording that progress log 300 September 3, 1990
It can precede brow, down or life low 400 September 3, 1990
Although roosters crow, crows emit this sound caw 500 September 3, 1990
An achievement is signified by a feather in this Cap 100 April 23, 1990
When you get mad you might "flip your lid" or "blow" this Top 200 April 23, 1990
Henry Fielding wrote, "Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of" this beverage Tea 300 April 23, 1990
Nautically speaking, if you don't like the look of someone, you don't like "the cut of his" one of these Jib 400 April 23, 1990
The 2 horses bet on in "Camptown Races" The nag & the bay 500 April 23, 1990
According to the cliche, "That's just" this part "of the iceberg" tip 100 May 29, 1989
It can precede cord, current, off & saw rip 200 May 29, 1989
It can be a sting from the cold or a small drink some might take to warm up nip 300 May 29, 1989
A dot on a die pip 400 May 29, 1989
Slang for impudent talk, your parents didn't want you to give them any lip 500 May 29, 1989
A fedora, homburg or derby a hat 100 September 12, 1984
Quixote or Drysdale a Don 200 September 12, 1984
Opposite of flow, tides do it ebb 300 September 12, 1984
Where things are nipped in, or Lou's partner bud 400 September 12, 1984
Some people have a quick one, which beats a ½ one wit 500 September 12, 1984