Word "PLAY" Definitions:

Part of Speech:
contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
encounter, meet, take on
Princeton plays Yale this weekend
Charlie likes to play Mary

Part of Speech:
pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind
act, act as
She plays deaf when the news are bad

Part of Speech:
manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination
diddle, fiddle, toy
She played nervously with her wedding ring
He played with the idea of running for the Senate

Crossword Clues for PLAY

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'The Glass Menagerie,' for one USA Today 11 Feb 2023
Stage show Eugene Sheffer 08 Feb 2023
Stage production Universal 18 Jan 2023
Button on an old VCR Family Time 18 Dec 2022
Stage drama The Telegraph Quick 12 Dec 2022
Parking was to be found for Candida, perhaps The Guardian Cryptic 16 Nov 2022
Acts as one? New York Times 03 Nov 2022
Join the game Thomas Joseph 26 Oct 2022
YouTube button New York Times 10 Oct 2022
Broadway production Eugene Sheffer 29 Sep 2022
Wiggle room Wall Street Journal 28 Sep 2022
Stage drama The Telegraph Quick 12 Sep 2022
Act in your own best interests: perform singles with comics at fair The Guardian Cryptic 07 Sep 2022
'Take Me Out,' e.g USA Today 19 Aug 2022
Enjoy a board game USA Today 25 Jun 2022
"Proof" or "Doubt" LA Times Daily 18 Jun 2022
Thing on Broadway Family Time 08 May 2022
Recess activity Universal 21 Apr 2022
Toy Show
'Angels in America' started as one USA Today 28 Feb 2022
Stage show Eugene Sheffer 02 Feb 2022
Pretend to be Newsday 29 Jan 2022
Theater production Eugene Sheffer 03 Jan 2022
It could be dramatic when Liberal interferes in wages
Work's antithesis USA Today 21 Nov 2021
Quietly, set for recreation The Times Cryptic 19 Nov 2021
It may have five acts Universal 07 Oct 2021
Oppose West End show? The Telegraph Cryptic 10 Sep 2021
Get a board game to the table USA Today 08 Sep 2021
“I ____ the noble housewife with the time, to entertain it so merrily with a fool” (All’s Well That Ends Well) The Times Specialist Sunday 29 Aug 2021
Stage show Eugene Sheffer 06 Aug 2021
Theater presentation Newsday 07 Jul 2021
Tactic when love becomes a farce?
Revolting characters in quality Alpine drama Irish Times Crosaire 25 Jun 2021
Oppose petition, swapping sides The Telegraph Cryptic 18 Jun 2021
Work steadily, hosting a performance
Enjoy recess USA Today 26 May 2021
Button on an old VCR Family Time 24 May 2021
Broadway show Eugene Sheffer 22 May 2021
Make music New York Times 02 May 2021
Join the game Thomas Joseph 06 Apr 2021
Perform a sonata, say USA Today 29 Mar 2021
Perform on the piano Universal 15 Mar 2021
Leads in Private Lives and Yentl performed at The Abbey Irish Times Crosaire 05 Mar 2021
Work? No, the opposite Family Time 21 Feb 2021
Spend money to secure Lessing's first dramatic work
Frolic USA Today 14 Dec 2020
Off-hours activity New York Times 08 Dec 2020
Beg to swap sides for fun
Remit to embrace latitude and freedom of movement
Quarterback’s call Wall Street Journal 21 Nov 2020
Wiggle room Newsday 13 Nov 2020
Shell out about fifty for game 
Stage production Newsday 24 Aug 2020
With 62-Down, lie motionless New York Times 19 Aug 2020
Theater production Eugene Sheffer 17 Aug 2020
Enjoy a game USA Today 24 Jul 2020
With 25-Across, get as much approval from an audience as possible New York Times 28 Jun 2020
Follower of fair, foul or free Newsday 27 Jun 2020
Dramatic offering LA Times Daily 31 May 2020
Dramatic offering The Washington Post 31 May 2020
But it's a dramatic work!
Show tolerance
Remote button USA Today 07 Apr 2020
Perform in a band USA Today 10 Mar 2020
Word that can precede each half of the starred answers Wall Street Journal 18 Feb 2020
It's definitely not work Family Time 09 Feb 2020
Theatrical presentation The Sun Two Speed 09 Dec 2019
Drama as Liberal cuts wages The Sun Two Speed 09 Dec 2019
Opening for all sides today to get onto the pitch at Croke Park, for example Irish Times Crosaire 07 Dec 2019
August Wilson creation USA Today 04 Dec 2019
Stage production Universal 29 Nov 2019
"A Raisin in the Sun," for one Universal 11 Nov 2019
Work interrupted by a sport
Work to bring in a drama
Portray in a drama The Times Concise 26 Aug 2019
Drama The Times Concise 09 Aug 2019
Recreation The Times Concise 04 Aug 2019
Latitude; compete against The Guardian Speedy 07 Jul 2019
''All work and no __ . . .'' Newsday 03 Jun 2019
With 71-Across, act all-powerful Premier Sunday 19 May 2019
Word with safe or out The Washington Post 11 May 2019
Word with safe or out LA Times Daily 11 May 2019
Drama The Telegraph Quick 27 Apr 2019
Pundit initially put down performance
Work of Shakespeare New York Times 15 Apr 2019
Dramatist's work is anything but! The Sun Two Speed 22 Mar 2019
Stage show Eugene Sheffer 12 Jan 2019
Work of Shakespeare
Word with safe or out
Opposite of work Family Time 23 Dec 2018
Tony candidate Jonesin 04 Dec 2018
Remote button The Washington Post 31 Oct 2018
Remote button LA Times Daily 31 Oct 2018
Perform song on piano
Recorder button New York Times 19 Oct 2018
Latitude The Washington Post 14 Oct 2018
Latitude LA Times Daily 14 Oct 2018
Theater production Newsday 25 Sep 2018
Work's opposite New York Times 10 Sep 2018
Tom Stoppard creation The Washington Post 01 Aug 2018
Tom Stoppard creation LA Times Daily 01 Aug 2018
Romp LA Times Daily 24 May 2018
Romp The Washington Post 24 May 2018
U-turn from work Family Time 13 May 2018
No Tories in epistolary drama Irish Times Crosaire 16 Apr 2018
Have some fun Universal 15 Apr 2018
Challenge for most of 30 across Irish Times Crosaire 14 Apr 2018
Sketch parking place Irish Times Crosaire 11 Apr 2018
Word with bill or ball LA Times Daily 28 Mar 2018
Word with bill or ball The Washington Post 28 Mar 2018
Under pressure, abandon vital game
'Will it ___ in Peoria?' The Chronicle of Higher Education 02 Mar 2018
DVD remote button New York Times 07 Feb 2018
Ump's call after "Time!" USA Today 31 Jan 2018
Word with bill or ball
DVD remote button
Recorder button
Work's opposite
Have some fun
Remote button
Tom Stoppard creation
Ump's call after "Time!"
"Will it ___ in Peoria?"
DVR button Thomas Joseph 06 Dec 2017
Stage drama The Times Concise 29 Nov 2017
Hand over money to cover Riddle's penultimate drama
DVR button USA Today 30 Oct 2017
Work's opposite The Washington Post 16 Oct 2017
Work's opposite LA Times Daily 16 Oct 2017
Word after passion or power USA Today 18 Aug 2017
Participate in a game Family Time 24 Jul 2017
DVD button New York Times 16 Jul 2017
Quietly put down toy
Most of 13 across is on all sides today, for starters Irish Times Crosaire 03 Jun 2017
Stage show Premier Sunday 21 May 2017
Stage presentation Newsday 08 Feb 2017
The 'thing,' to Hamlet New York Times 24 Jan 2017
Enjoy recess
DVD button
The "thing," to Hamlet
DVR button
Word after passion or power
Work's opposite
Quiet place for fun The Telegraph Cryptic 19 Dec 2016
Gambol Premier Sunday 04 Dec 2016
Having set out after power, act
Pressure on amateur to perform The Telegraph Cryptic 27 Oct 2016
It's somebody's work, oddly enough
Make good use of recess Universal 28 Sep 2016
"Hamlet" or "Tru" USA Today 06 Sep 2016
Latitude Family Time 05 Sep 2016
Piano set to offer scope for movement The Telegraph Toughie 01 Sep 2016
Fun and games Newsday 21 Aug 2016
Recreation Newsday 31 Jul 2016
Sport to make a profit -- pounds coming in The Telegraph Toughie 12 Jul 2016
E.g. 22 take part in a game The Telegraph Cryptic 11 Jun 2016
Word with time or money LA Times Daily 02 Jun 2016
Quarterback's call Wall Street Journal 21 May 2016
Work on stage where there's room to manoeuvre The Telegraph Cryptic 18 May 2016
Maybe gamble fifty to fatten wages
Huddle call The Washington Post 27 Apr 2016
Shakespeare work Universal 11 Apr 2016
DVR button Newsday 10 Apr 2016
Word with fair or foul LA Times Daily 06 Apr 2016
Quiet place for entertainment The Telegraph Cryptic 04 Apr 2016
DVR remote button Wall Street Journal 22 Mar 2016
Opposite of work New York Times 15 Feb 2016
Function associated with a right-pointing arrowhead icon, often The Chronicle of Higher Education 05 Feb 2016
Frolic The Telegraph Quick 24 Jan 2016
Ump's call after 'Time!' New York Times 20 Jan 2016
Where a scene is seen? Universal 03 Jan 2016
Where a scene is seen?
Opposite of work
Function associated with a right-pointing arrowhead icon, often
Word with time or money
Ump's call after "Time!"
Make good use of recess
Perform at the piano Newsday 28 Dec 2015
Put under pressure in drama
Gambit New York Times 20 Dec 2015
Thespian production USA Today 27 Nov 2015
Eugene Ionesco production Jonesin 03 Nov 2015
Please stay around for drama Irish Times Crosaire 22 Oct 2015
Something to do in 9 across with a doll's house, for example Irish Times Crosaire 06 Oct 2015
After-school production, maybe Jonesin 10 Sep 2015
Dramatist's work Universal 30 Aug 2015
14-Across, for one Universal 13 Aug 2015
DVR button Jonesin 23 Jun 2015
See 17 The Guardian Quick 20 Jun 2015
Frolic and gambol Universal 02 Jun 2015
Work's antithesis Universal 23 May 2015
iTunes button New York Times 31 Mar 2015
Join the game LA Times Daily 23 Mar 2015
"Waiting for Godot," for one Universal 22 Feb 2015
Pundit initially put down performance
Stage presentation Eugene Sheffer 08 Jan 2015
"Richard III" or "Henry V"
Thespian production
Take the field
Join the game
Perform at the piano
Take the field USA Today 01 Jan 2015
Horse around
Work's antithesis
Frolic and gambol
Dramatist's work
14-Across, for one
"Waiting for Godot," for one
iTunes button
Drama in parking place
Amuse oneself in country fair?
Coppers put on
Opposite of work
Quarterback's call
Theater production
Wiggle room
It's staged
Be in the game
___ on words
Pru's first amateur theatrical production
Broadway presentation
DVD menu option
Remote-control button
Something to stage
Be in the game
See 52-Across
Leisure activity
Run on a DVD player
Android app store
Engage in a sport
Google Android Market successor
See 52-Across
Fun and games
Fun and games
"Family Feud" option
Coach's call
Perform song, with piano introduction
Freedom of movement
Get in the game
Get in the game
Theatrical event
Be in the game or in the band
Get in the game
"Wit" or "Doubt"
Fool around
Quarterback's call
School recess
With 35-Down, much-anticipated cry every April
Recess activity
What's behind the curtain?
Chalk talk diagram
"Romeo and Juliet," for one
Dramatic production
Staged event?
Fun and games
Put on the hi-fi
Put on the hi-fi
Horse around
Bit of theatrics
Horse around
Remote button
Stage production
Quarterback's call
Kennedy Center offering
TiVo remote button
Globe production
Wiggle room
With 39-Across, pretend
Be in the game or in the band
Broadway offering
Stage production
Pinter production
Work for Mamet
"Will it ___ in Peoria?"
Tickle the ivories
Pinter product
Chalk talk diagram
Broadway show
DVD menu option
Tony winner
Broadway offering
Dramatic presentation
Unimpeded motion
Word with date or money
Broadway production
Assembly show
Remote-control button
Get in the game
Get in the game
DVD button
Drama, for instance
Word with date or money
Work antithesis
One way to enjoy a game
Broadway offering
Jack's proverbial need
Broadway offering
Quarterback's call
It's often staged
Pass or run
Engage in tag, say
Dramatic work
Broadway production
Off-Broadway offering
"Tru," e.g.
See 12-Down
Gambol or gamble
Game move
Umpire's cry at the start of a baseball game
Word with squeeze or power
"Hamlet," for example
Thespian production
6 Down, e.g.
Something to stage
See 32-Across
It's staged!
iPod button
Tony candidate
It makes Jack less dull
Stage show
Be in the game
It's staged!
Screen pass, e.g.
Kind of bill
Tackle the tuba
Shakespeare work
Work on a stage
Work on a stage
Shakespeare work
Kennedy Center offering
DVD menu option
Stage offering
Boom box button
Broadway offering
Tickle the ivories
Tony candidate
Great White Way offering
Game action
Broadway production
Be in the band
Get in the game
Enjoy recess
Have fun
Go (along)
"Romeo and Juliet," e.g.
Make music
Recess activity
Take the field
"Pygmalion", for one
Wiggle room
Maneuvering room
Hamlet's thing
Game plan?
O'Neill creation
Take the role of
With 79-Down, something to do in the yard
Arthur Miller creation
Kind of bill
Quietly, set for recreation
Recess activity
Fun and frolic
Have fun
Kindergarten activity
Join in the game
Tickle the ivories?
VCR button
Cassette function
Frolic and gambol
"Oedipus Rex" or "Waiting for Godot"
VCR button
Tony candidate
Take the field
Dramatic presentation
Have fun
Take part in a game
VCR button
Broadway production
Stoppard work
It's on the boards
Be in the game
Work's antithesis
Picnic or Tru
O'Neill opus
____ the market
Leisure pursuit
QB's call
"Harvey" or "Annie"
Euripides work
Stage offering
N. Simon product
"___ it, Sam"
Pinter product
Shaw opus
Pinter creation
Ionesco product
Inge product
Broadway attraction
"The thing" to Hamlet
___ on words (pun)
Neil Simon creation
"The thing," to Hamlet
"Hamlet" is one
Connelly creation
Sean O'Casey product
"The Mousetrap," for one
Dryden's "All for Love" is one
Jack's need
___ possum
Lay a wager
Kind of bill or boy
Certain Jack's need
Double or foul
Broadway offering
Freedom for motion
Familiar call, with 5 Across
O'Neill work
A need for Jack
Recess activity.
Rialto offering.
Miller's product.
Freedom for action.
Curtain raiser.
Fun and games.
"Outward Bound."
Pinter product.
Emulate 15 Across.
Move, in a game.
Turn at cards.
Activity of childhood.
Broadway attraction.
The thing, in "Hamlet."
"High Tor," for example.
Haymarket attraction.
"Gideon," for example.
Take part.
"The Frogs," for example.
Free motion.
Rialto speciality.
Childhood's sphere.
"The Iceman Cometh."
School activity.
Room for action.
Actor's vehicle.
"Festival," for instance.
Scope for action.
"Bus Stop."
"Sabrina Fair," for instance.
___ the game.
"The Teahouse," for instance.
"Kind Sir," for instance.
"Picnic" for instance.
"One Bright Day," for instance.
The thing, according to Hamlet.
Summer theatre offering.
Broadway production.
It's seen when you draw the curtain
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