Clues for: 4 Letter Words

Question Answer Value Airdate
A live performance of this musical genre that showed its "age" in the 1920s often includes improvisation jazz 200 July 5, 2021
It sounds like part of a wheel, but it's a jump in ice skating with one & a half or more turns in the air an axel 600 July 5, 2021
A human-eating giant of folklore, or any terrifying person an ogre 800 July 5, 2021
This instrument has been in use since the time of the Crusades a fife 1000 July 5, 2021
This monarchical title was relinquished for good in 1917 czar July 5, 2021
"Don't touch that" this, the tuning knob on a radio or television dial 200 September 11, 2019
"Pick up the" this, the rate of speed at which someone walks or runs pace 400 September 11, 2019
It's a fact that this word means a collection of facts & figures to be processed in some way data 600 September 11, 2019
This waterfowl breeds by lakes in the northern U.S. & Canada loon 800 September 11, 2019
Atomic number 30, this bluish white metal is a component of brass zinc 1000 September 11, 2019
To clip an animal's ears, or to trim a photo crop 200 January 15, 2018
Darn! None of my numbers came up in this game Keno 400 January 15, 2018
It's a small whirlpool an eddy 600 January 15, 2018
It's the 4-letter name for the mammal seen here orca 800 January 15, 2018
A popular type of protein powder is made from this watery byproduct of cheesemaking whey 1000 January 15, 2018
A rug with a thick pile, or to chase & catch fly balls shag 200 October 5, 2011
This negative verb is found in "For He's A Jolly Good Fellow" deny 400 October 5, 2011
An eft is the juvenile terrestrial stage of this amphibian a newt 600 October 5, 2011
The name of this central part of a church comes from the Latin for "ship", a reference to its shape nave 800 October 5, 2011
This powerful engine from Dodge gets its name from the half-sphere shape of the combustion chamber a Hemi 1000 October 5, 2011
As a verb, it can mean "to give shape to"; as a noun, it can mean "that fuzzy green stuff on the bread" mold 200 October 15, 2010
It's the comfortable-sounding name for the fuzzy item seen here on the teapot a cozy 400 October 15, 2010
This word for factual information is a Latin plural, but most English speakers treat it as singular data 600 October 15, 2010
French for "flea", this 4-letter color is a dark brownish purple puce 800 October 15, 2010
A small boat with a flat bottom: when it follows "John", it's a kind of fish a dory 1000 October 15, 2010
Once you turn 18 it's your "duty" as a U.S. citizen to serve on one of these groups in court when called jury 200 July 17, 2009
When this cools quickly after an eruption, it can form a type of glass called obsidian lava 400 July 17, 2009
It's a song, frequently sung in church, in praise of God hymn 600 July 17, 2009
The 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet, it's also the lower front part of your leg shin 800 July 17, 2009
This soft underlayer of feathers from a duck or goose is used to stuff pillows down July 17, 2009
The group empowered to make findings of fact in a court procedure a jury 200 January 23, 2008
This term for the Japanese parliament sounds like a restrictive nutrition program the diet 400 January 23, 2008
It can mean a landing pier for a ship, or to deduct from one's pay as a penalty dock 600 January 23, 2008
Even the Turkish ordu, this, travels on its mide, "stomach" army 800 January 23, 2008
The name of a bird probably was shortened to this 4-letter term for an eccentric person a kook 1000 January 23, 2008
A measured quantity of medicine, it's also a homophone of a Spanish numeral a dose 200 July 25, 2007
A female horse, of course a mare 400 July 25, 2007
It's slang for a potato a spud 600 July 25, 2007
Peaceful percher pictured here a dove 800 July 25, 2007
Fashion accessory in red seen here a sash 1000 July 25, 2007
In titles of 2 Springsteen hits, it precedes "To Run" & "In The U.S.A." "Born" 200 March 9, 2005
Living high on the hog you can afford your own tub of this hog fat lard 400 March 9, 2005
James Beard described it as "our common ground, a universal experience" food 600 March 9, 2005
Arial or Bauhaus, for example font 800 March 9, 2005
It's another name for the killer whale an orca 1000 March 9, 2005
This type of "goose chase" is fruitless wild 200 January 13, 2005
It's a deep, involuntary intake of breath through a wide-open mouth when you're sleepy yawn 400 January 13, 2005
The core of your tooth; we hope the school bully doesn't beat you to a bloody one pulp 600 January 13, 2005
The upper floor of a warehouse converted to residential or studio use loft 800 January 13, 2005
Sir Francis Drake's ship that circumnavigated the world was the "Golden" this <i>Hind</i> 1000 January 13, 2005
To escape, a chicken might "fly" it the coop 200 May 20, 2004
In the comic strip "The Wizard of Id", it's what the Lone Haranguer calls the king of Id fink 400 May 20, 2004
An Oklahoma fort, or a traditional place to cool a pie a sill 600 May 20, 2004
Buss is a synonym for this kiss 800 May 20, 2004
4-letter term for a horse with a reddish coat sprinkled with white roan 1000 May 20, 2004
To hit hard, or a snail cousin slug 200 June 27, 2003
Now used for a bright but socially inept person, this term was popularized by Dr. Seuss in "If I Ran the Zoo" nerd 400 June 27, 2003
An essay by Virginia Woolf is called "A" this "of One's Own" Room 600 June 27, 2003
It's a raised platform for a lectern dais 800 June 27, 2003
"Eye" this Greek goddess of the rainbow Iris 1000 June 27, 2003
Another term for a conductor's baton, or what a magician waves to perform tricks a wand 200 September 18, 2002
This joint is formed by the articulation of the femur & the tibia a knee 400 September 18, 2002
This protein rich food is coagulated from an extract of soybeans & used in salads & cooked foods tofu 600 September 18, 2002
A homophone of Santa's mode of transportation, it means to kill violently slay 800 September 18, 2002
From the French "alier", meaning "to bind", it's a country that binds with another for a common purpose an ally 1000 September 18, 2002
In 1888 John Dunlop put his new pneumatic type of this on a bicycle Tire/tube 100 July 19, 2001
A perpetual one was tended to by the Vestal Virgins Fire 200 July 19, 2001
Middle name of cowboy star Orvon Autry Gene 300 July 19, 2001
Deep-bodied with flat sides & a small head, a bream is a type of this Fish 400 July 19, 2001
Besides the rook, the 2 other chess pieces that fit the category King & pawn 500 July 19, 2001
Spanish for "few" or the '70s group that sang "Crazy Love" Poco 100 February 12, 2001
Miss Te Kanawa should know this means "left" in Java Kiri 200 February 12, 2001
Dash it, it's German for "dog" Hund 300 February 12, 2001
Consisting of 2 4-letter words, this French phrase on a menu means there is a set cost for a meal Prix fixe 400 February 12, 2001
This founder of analytical psychology will never get old Carl Jung 500 February 12, 2001
Ad lib & you speak "off" this part of your shirt Cuff 100 March 27, 2000
On the Beaufort scale, this comes 11 numbers before the storm Calm 200 March 27, 2000
By its name, it's what your title has to be to have a job in this "House": Lord 300 March 27, 2000
The Anti-Grigori Efimovich Society believes in this type of Earth Flat 400 March 27, 2000
An ancient Egyptian woman's eye makeup Kohl 500 March 27, 2000
Dr. Spock wrote, you don't have to teach a child to do this at 12-15 months; "You won't be able to stop him" Walk 100 October 1, 1999
It means food, especially a "mein" course Chow 200 October 1, 1999
A spot of light on a radar screen, perhaps denoting an incoming plane Blip 300 October 1, 1999
In Major League Baseball, you're out if you do this with 2 strikes & the ball goes foul Bunt 400 October 1, 1999
A promise in God's name, or an expression that takes God's name in vain Oath 500 October 1, 1999
According to the riddle, when is one of these not one of these? When it's ajar door 100 June 28, 1999
Send off a missile or an employee fire 200 June 28, 1999
As a verb, it's the past tense form of the title of a Sandra Bullock-Keanu Reeves film sped (<i>Speed</i>) 300 June 28, 1999
A small, secluded valley that's home to a famous derry-o operator dell 400 June 28, 1999
On TV Richard Dawson had a "Family" one Feud 100 October 27, 1998
An endorsement allowing entry into a country, or a card used to charge a bundle while you're there Visa 200 October 27, 1998
A summoning gesture, this 4-letter word precedes "and call" Beck 300 October 27, 1998
It can mean a streetcar or a cable car Tram 400 October 27, 1998
The 15th day of May, July or October, as well as March Ides 500 October 27, 1998
It's a song of praise, like "Rock Of Ages" Hymn 100 December 12, 1997
Take off the top, or milk from which the cream has been removed Skim 200 December 12, 1997
It's the edge of a hat, or the topmost edge of a cup or bowl Brim 300 December 12, 1997
An arm or leg Limb 400 December 12, 1997
Gloomy & forbidding, like a certain "reaper" Grim 500 December 12, 1997
This sound can be emitted by an auto horn or by a wild goose honk 100 September 24, 1997
From the Latin for "kitchen", you literally cook ceramics in one of these kiln 200 September 24, 1997
During the American Revolution, this term referred to an American who favored the British side Tory 300 September 24, 1997
"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also" this reap 400 September 24, 1997
To incline, or to thrust a lance, perhaps at a windmill tilt 500 September 24, 1997
A B.B., a Billie Jean or a Boleslaw I King 100 July 9, 1997
One may be found around a boxer or a bathtub Ring 200 July 9, 1997
Type of hardware nut, an extension on a building, or a part of a grackle Wing 300 July 9, 1997
He's the merciless foe of Flash Gordon Ming 400 July 9, 1997
Zest, or the sound of the strings of Judy Garland's heart Zing 500 July 9, 1997
Partially opened; a door, for example ajar 100 June 11, 1997
On a computer screen this small picture represents a specific program an icon 200 June 11, 1997
The abominable snowman the yeti 300 June 11, 1997
It's the only fencing sword with a rigid blade an epée 400 June 11, 1997
Italian for "tail", this passage brings a musical piece to a formal close the coda 500 June 11, 1997
It's the "hair apparent" on a lion's or horse's neck Mane 100 February 12, 1997
To walk in shallow water Wade 200 February 12, 1997
It precedes tough, loose & glider Hang 300 February 12, 1997
Buss is a synonym for this 4-letter word that also ends in "ss" Kiss 400 February 12, 1997
To tightly roll up a flag or a sail Furl 500 February 12, 1997
In "God Bless America" "The oceans" are "white with" it Foam 100 January 24, 1997
To kick a football Punt 200 January 24, 1997
It means to drive an airplane on the ground Taxi 300 January 24, 1997
It's a spot on a radar screen Blip 400 January 24, 1997
To cover with clothing Garb/Clad 500 January 24, 1997
This bugle call played at a military camp is an order to turn out the lights "Taps" 100 November 5, 1996
A cutting remark, or a sharp point projecting backward from the point of a fishhook a barb 200 November 5, 1996
In mythology it's one of a class of deities with the body of a man & the horns, ears, tail & legs of a goat a faun 300 November 5, 1996
2 of 3 U.S. states that fit the category (2 of) Ohio & Utah (Iowa) 400 November 5, 1996
This flightless bird of South America has 3 toes on its feet; an ostrich has 2 a rhea 500 November 5, 1996
A synonym for a small island; Ireland is an emerald one isle 100 March 28, 1996
It's a slang term for a potato spud 200 March 28, 1996
This device is used to soften the tone of an instrument such as a trumpet mute 300 March 28, 1996
This heaviest fencing sword has a bowl-shaped guard & a long, narrow blade with no cutting edge epee 400 March 28, 1996
A noisy outburst, or a steady wind of 32-63 MPH Gale 500 March 28, 1996
It's pretty "apparent" this is the beneficiary of a will Heir 100 March 26, 1996
Groucho said he wouldn't belong to one that would accept him as a member Club 200 March 26, 1996
The crop of a bird; something may get stuck in yours Craw 300 March 26, 1996
A long story chronicling the history of a family like the Forsytes Saga 400 March 26, 1996
Thomas Hobbes' last words were "I am about to take my last voyage, a great" one of these "in the dark" Leap 500 March 26, 1996
A cur or a mongrel mutt 100 September 6, 1995
A ship runs from this "to stern" stem 200 September 6, 1995
It means to put your money away or to hit a billiard ball off a cushion bank 300 September 6, 1995
It can precede bike or cheap & Ajax is stronger than it dirt 400 September 6, 1995
From a middle English word for lost or unclaimed, it's a homeless child waif 500 September 6, 1995
It can mean tardy or deceased late 100 February 14, 1995
It follows ship, soul & play mate 200 February 14, 1995
Kismet or destiny fate 300 February 14, 1995
It can mean to gratify one's appetite or to fill to excess sate 400 February 14, 1995
It's another term for the head, especially the top portion pate 500 February 14, 1995
Fly an aircraft without a companion or instructor solo 100 July 21, 1993
A spoiled child or a small sausage a brat 200 July 21, 1993
A sharp spasm of pain; you might feel a hunger one a pang 300 July 21, 1993
A Spanish exclamation of approval or a paper towel from Scott viva 400 July 21, 1993
The hinged bar on a typewriter or printer that holds the paper against the platen a bail 500 July 21, 1993
Nanny, kid or billy goat 100 July 2, 1993
It contains water under the bridge, a castle's drawbridge moat 200 July 2, 1993
[CLUE MISSING BECAUSE OF GAP IN TAPE] seek[?] 300 July 2, 1993
Put liquor in the punch or tie up a shoe lace 400 July 2, 1993
It describes a string stretched out fully & is a homophone for instructed taut 500 July 2, 1993
At this type of sale, you can buy cakes & cookies bake sale 100 March 24, 1992
An Irish party before the burial may be rowdy enough to do this to the dead wake 200 March 24, 1992
To create or compel, or what a womanizer's on the make 300 March 24, 1992
A profligate, or a long-handled, toothed garden implement rake 400 March 24, 1992
Man's name that's slang for OK; it sometimes follows "Everything is" Jake 500 March 24, 1992
Hope you don't find yourself "out on" one of these large branches of a tree a limb 100 May 31, 1991
To raise on the hind legs like a horse, or to raise a child rear 200 May 31, 1991
The handle of a dagger, or what something pushed to the limit is done up to the hilt 300 May 31, 1991
To trade one thing for another, it formerly meant "to strike hands in closing a bargain" swap 400 May 31, 1991
A type of freshwater fish, or to complain constantly to carp 500 May 31, 1991
Poetically, e'er is ever & e'en is this even 100 December 21, 1990
An upright stake in the ground, or a base to which military personnel are assigned a post 200 December 21, 1990
It's the sound made by rippling water, or a type of knitting stitch a purl 300 December 21, 1990
A body of still water smaller than a lake a pond 400 December 21, 1990
The accumulated fact, tradition or belief about a subject lore 500 December 21, 1990
A whit or a jot, an owl may not give one, but then again it may a hoot 100 September 21, 1990
You're free as a bird if you fly this & we don't mean a 2-door automobile a coop 200 September 21, 1990
A farewell performance is this type of song a swan song 300 September 21, 1990
In the rhyme "Sing a Song of Sixpence", the maid had this body part pecked off by a blackbird the nose 400 September 21, 1990
It can precede tip, nut or ding wing 500 September 21, 1990
A double bass is also known as this type of fiddle, so don't wave anything red in front of it bull 100 July 5, 1990
Cheer for the home team, or dig through the earth with your nose root 200 July 5, 1990
As a verb, this part of a flower means "to stop" stem 300 July 5, 1990
Comedians differentiate between this & a wife, but the dictionary says they're the same lady 400 July 5, 1990
Completes the line from W.E. Henley, "I am the master of my..." fate 500 July 5, 1990
You can do this from grace or on your face Fall 100 May 15, 1990
A witch's concoction, whether or not it contains coffee, tea or beer Brew 200 May 15, 1990
A walking stick that probably isn't made of candy Cane 300 May 15, 1990
A repast, or the ground-up seeds of a grain Meal 400 May 15, 1990
To meditate upon something -- Terpsichore, for example Muse 500 May 15, 1990
This word can stand alone or follow gun; either way, it's a gangster's girlfriend Moll 100 May 1, 1990
To descend to the bottom of anything, even a lavatory Sink 200 May 1, 1990
A roll of cloth, or a flash of lightning Bolt 300 May 1, 1990
To flow forth suddenly & violently, or to make an excessive display of sentiment Gush 400 May 1, 1990
Ironically, it can mean to dance with light, quick steps or to stumble like a clumsy ox Trip 500 May 1, 1990
This word commonly follows cuff or missing link 100 April 10, 1990
From the Greek word for "deep sleep", it's a deep, prolonged unconsciousness coma 200 April 10, 1990
It can be part of your foot, your shoe, your stocking or your loaf of bread heel 300 April 10, 1990
A roue, or his garden implement rake 400 April 10, 1990
A raisin can be called by this other fruit's name when it's added to a pudding or a cake plum 500 April 10, 1990
In contrast to the game played on land, the "water" variety of this sport doesn't use horses polo 100 February 7, 1990
You could have one of coal or sugar, & if you fall down you could get one on your head lump 200 February 7, 1990
Greek goddess who married the west wind, or the part of your eye named for her Iris 300 February 7, 1990
As a verb, it means to throw things repeatedly, as a noun, it's an animal skin pelt 400 February 7, 1990
A color, something you do to you nails or, possibly, a bison's nickname buff 500 February 7, 1990
Despite its name, this pink wine is made from grapes, not flowers rosé 100 January 15, 1990
The dry particles of matter found on your furniture, or what you do to remove them dust 200 January 15, 1990
Because of his big bullwhip, Western star Al LaRue was nicknamed this "Lash" 300 January 15, 1990
"Integument" is a fancy word for this part of an animal when it's separated from the body skin 400 January 15, 1990
The badges Girl Scouts earn are officially worn on this part of the uniform sash 500 January 15, 1990
It means "Woe is me!", & when things get really bad, you can add "alack" to it alas 100 October 11, 1989
The first word of Clement Moore's "A visit from St. Nicholas" twas 200 October 11, 1989
It's how a male deer who couldn't get a date would go to the big dance stag 300 October 11, 1989
A group of Cub Scouts. or a group of wolves a pack 400 October 11, 1989
Said 3 times, this sea bird's name sounds like a hit song sung by The Byrds tern 500 October 11, 1989
The underside part of the hand extending from the wrist to the base of the fingers the palm 100 May 19, 1989
Already gone, it's not right left 200 May 19, 1989
This word meaning to breathe in short gasps comes from the same root as "fantasy" to pant 300 May 19, 1989
It can precede baby, league or whacker bush 400 May 19, 1989
To draw straight, parallel lines on a paper, or make a decision in court to rule 500 May 19, 1989
A boy who bears a bride's train, or a bellboy calling out a name page 100 March 31, 1989
The Bible is a "good" example of one book 200 March 31, 1989
Twilight time dusk 300 March 31, 1989
One of these was home to a nursery rhyme old woman with "so many children" a shoe 100 February 16, 1989
Sport in which you hit a ball with a club; in fact, its name backwards means to beat harshly golf 200 February 16, 1989
Meaning merge, this word was created by merging melt & weld meld 300 February 16, 1989
Slew is the past tense of this word slay 400 February 16, 1989
It can precede horse, continent or "Side of the Moon" dark 500 February 16, 1989
Type of tennis court that has to be mown a lawn 100 April 5, 1988
The little piece of cotton on the end of a Q-tip, or a mop on a Navy ship a swab 200 April 5, 1988
Make a hole with a drill, or make a whole audience go to sleep bore 300 April 5, 1988
Probably from "oog", meaning "eye", it means to give someone the eye to ogle 400 April 5, 1988
Defining this, a jockey might say "a whip", while a farmer might say "wheat" crop 500 April 5, 1988
Term for the joint where 2 separate pieces of cloth are sewn together seam 100 February 8, 1988
It can be lamb, pork or karate chop 200 February 8, 1988
According to Webster's, a fancy word for it that also starts with "P" is pinnacle peak 300 February 8, 1988
It's a sheet of ice for ice-skating, especially one artificially prepared rink 400 February 8, 1988
It's worn on a boot & used in conjunction with "giddy up" spur 500 February 8, 1988
To gloss over reading material, or to remove fat from milk skim 100 February 5, 1988
From the Latin "par" meaning equal, it's your equal on a jury peer 200 February 5, 1988
Kipling said you'll be a man "if you can keep" this "when all about you are losing theirs" head 300 February 5, 1988
1 of 2 past tense forms of "go" that fit the category gone or went 400 February 5, 1988
German for "stop", it'll also stop a troop of American soldiers halt 500 February 5, 1988
From Greek for "single", a single man who lives in a monastery monk 100 December 9, 1987
From Sanskrit for "wood", it can precede love, blue or grit true 200 December 9, 1987
Slang for an old sailor salt 300 December 9, 1987
An ancient city that might be worth its weight in gold, ounce by ounce Troy 400 December 9, 1987
To dig up by the roots, it's slang for food grub 500 December 9, 1987
Meaning "fasten up", it's the skirt highlanders fasten around their waists kilt 100 October 20, 1987
A lively manner of speaking, or a brand of home permanent lilt 200 October 20, 1987
Covered with a thin layer of gold, or just looking like gold, by association gilt 400 October 20, 1987
A sedimentary substance of fine mineral particles whose size falls between sand & clay silt 500 October 20, 1987
Infraction sign that can stop this noise abruptly: tilt October 20, 1987
By any other name, it would smell as sweet rose 100 September 29, 1987
A celebration of the eucharist, Bach wrote one in B-Minor Mass 200 September 29, 1987
In western slang, a "grubslinger" means this cook 300 September 29, 1987
The 2 branches of the U.S. armed forces that fit the category Army & Navy 400 September 29, 1987
It can precede rat, sack, or horse pack 500 September 29, 1987
The triangular frame used to line up the billiard balls at the start of the game the rack 100 June 22, 1987
Term for a bunch of wolves or cards pack 200 June 22, 1987
One can be of thumb, carpet, or tie variety a tack 300 June 22, 1987
A place for the spine, or the reverse side of a sign back 400 June 22, 1987
This first name isn't on the "Keystone" of the house, but that of the Sennett Mack 500 June 22, 1987
A John LeCarre spy "Came in" from it the Cold 100 January 6, 1987
Au gold 200 January 6, 1987
Fuzzy substance in which Fleming found penicillin mold 300 January 6, 1987
In printing, type with thickened lines to give a very black look is called this bold 400 January 6, 1987
A collection of tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne were "Twice" this Told 500 January 6, 1987
It's put before a legislature or goes before a duck a bill 100 March 21, 1986
A heavy blow, a mollusk that's slow, or fake metal dough a slug 200 March 21, 1986
4-letter word for one of the 4 prongs on a fork a tine 300 March 21, 1986
You may get it at the end of a grocery check-out or, "sad"ly, at the end of a job a sack 400 March 21, 1986
Twist out of shape, or the type of drive the Starship Enterprise has warp 500 March 21, 1986
It follows "dead" & "thunder", or could be "out of the blue" bolt 100 March 14, 1986
A cough, a chop, or a cabdriver a hack 200 March 14, 1986
You can play one on the piano or leave one on the fridge for mom to tell her where you went a note 300 March 14, 1986
The "job" a con man pulls, or water vapor in flake form snow 400 March 14, 1986
The play in a rope or how to make a donation give 500 March 14, 1986
It can be piano, Parker House, or Chinese egg a roll 100 February 14, 1986
Past participle of "clothe", like a guarantee when covered in iron clad 200 February 14, 1986
A fabric woven of flat gold or silver thread lamé 300 February 14, 1986
Follows "On", "Under", or "Ready, Aim" fire 100 May 1, 1985
A large lump or piece or Richard Gere a hunk 200 May 1, 1985
You can do it to a curfew or a ballerina lift 300 May 1, 1985
A small shrub or Reagan's V.P. a bush 100 December 3, 1984
Horses are hot to do it trot 200 December 3, 1984
Foie gras in France or chopped liver at Aunt Esther's pâté 400 December 3, 1984
Bacall's last word on how to whistle blow December 3, 1984
Pronounced one way it's a fish, the other a deep male voice bass 100 October 9, 1984
It makes a football sail, or a student not fail pass 200 October 9, 1984
Hamlet's thing to catch the conscience of the king a play 300 October 9, 1984
A little off the top & sides or tinsel on a tree trim 400 October 9, 1984
Miss Ohio's reads "Miss Ohio"; Miss Idaho's reads "Miss Idaho" a sash 500 October 9, 1984