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I M PEI (1, 1, 3) 17 hours from now Firetruck
ASTRID (6) 1 day, 12 hours from now WoomyRogue
CYNOSURE (8) 1 day, 13 hours from now phenomist
BASH (4) 1 day, 17 hours from now dohz
KAIZO (5) 1 day, 17 hours from now Idontknow

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MAGNETAR (8) 16 hours from now
MAGNETON (8) 16 hours from now
VERTIGO (7) 21 hours from now
RAMUNE (6) 1 day, 7 hours from now
SYNTAX ERROR (6, 5) 1 day, 15 hours from now
PER SE (3, 2) 1 day, 23 hours from now

The current champion is AuLeaf, with 110 wins! All hail AuLeaf! Full stats


Recent Clues

Contest Clue Explanation (hover) Submitted
ASTRID (6) Fringe character snuck into last ride (6) _AST RID_ 3 hours ago
BASH (4) Party hit (4) ddef 4 hours ago
PER SE (3, 2) Without us, legendary hero is by oneself (3, 2) PERSE(-us) 4 hours ago

Past Contests

Contest Winning Clue Explanation (hover) Submitted By
PED XING (3, 4) (ended 1 day, 1 hour ago) Road sign delaying around ten? I’m gone (3, 4) (-im)PED(X)ING dohz
ANY CLUE THAT IS A JOKE WITH A PUNCHLINE (?) (ended 1 day, 7 hours ago) "What's up?" "The sky... not!" "Oh." (5) "What's up?" = HELL ("The sky... not!) + O ("Oh") mstang107
ZENITH (6) (ended 1 day, 19 hours ago) Period of time in swelling height, when nothing is lacking (6) &lit: EON ("Period of time") in ZIT ("swelling") + H ("height") - O ("when nothing is lacking").
Someone may be able to clean it up using the same elements?
bags
DIPLOPIA (8) (ended 1 day, 22 hours ago) *Losing Focus*, lower down, cut vital oddities out (8) Losing Focus = def
lower down = DIP ; cut = LOP; vital, oddities out =(-v)I(-t)A(-l)
(sorry for repeating the definition from other clues, but I thought this worked too well to pass up)
Deusovi
ANNIVERSARY (11) (ended 1 day, 22 hours ago) Democrat is winning, essentially, during opponent’s celebration (11) A(d->_NNI_)VERSARY dohz
STAR WARS (4 4) (ended 2 days, 1 hour ago) Skywalker saga entirely made from pieces of straw (4 4) STARWARS (letter bank) AuLeaf
SECOND DOSE (6, 4) (ended 4 days, 1 hour ago) Follow-up immunization's odd stench (of dead daffodils, primarily) penetrates olfactory organ (6,4) S_E_C_O_+N(D+D_)OSE AuLeaf
LJUBLJANA (9) (ended 4 days, 6 hours ago) Bits of Banjul make up a capital city (9) LJUBLJANA (letter bank of BANJUL) = "Capital City" P.S. Really interesting that one world capital acts as a letter bank to another, I had no idea of this fact prior to trying to come up with a good clue for this contest! lydian
APERTURE (8) (ended 5 days, 3 hours ago) Perforation found in cheaper tureens (8) perforation = def
found in = hidden word indicator
cheaper tureens = _APER TURE_
majickace
CRACKLE (7) (ended 5 days, 3 hours ago) Uproarious laughter interrupted by a rapid sharp snapping noise (7) uproarious laughter = CACKLE
interrupted by = container indicator
rapid = R (as in RDT : Rapid Diagnostic Test)
sharp snapping noise = def

C(R_)ACKLE
majickace
BAGS (4) (ended 5 days, 8 hours ago) I secure 4th entry in this (4) def. "I" (my username is BAGS) = BAG ("secure") + S (4th letter of "this"). Surface meaning: I submitted the 4th clue in this competition. bags
OBEISANCE (9) (ended 5 days, 22 hours ago) Globe is ancestral, hiding veneration (9) _OBE IS ANCE_ = "Veneration" lydian
TARTARE (7) (ended 6 days, 2 hours ago) Two rats face up at the bottom of plate? A delicacy. (7) <TARTAR+ E
Intended as a down clue.
Tjm
SNAP (4) (ended 6 days, 4 hours ago) Tip of nail stuck in drain crack (4) S(N_)AP dohz
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