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OORT (4) 3 hours from now Firetruck
PARAMEDIC (9) 17 hours from now quatrevingtneuf
REFLECT (7) 1 day, 9 hours from now dohz
CHLAMYDIA (9) 1 day, 14 hours from now AuthorialIntent

The current champion is dohz, with 252 wins! All hail dohz! Full stats


Recent Clues

Contest Clue Explanation (hover) Submitted
PARAMEDIC (9) Doctor to panic, eat ramen, exchange news for 500 (9) doctor = def
panic eat ramen = PA(RAMEN)NIC
exchange news for 500 = Ns become D
55 minutes ago
CHLAMYDIA (9) Unpleasant malady, with a bit of inflammation after touching central parts! (9) &lit
anag MALADY with I, after middle of touCHing
please remember to practice safe sex
6 hours ago
CHLAMYDIA (9) A child may unfortunately get STI (9) *ACHILDMAY 6 hours ago

Past Contests

Contest Winning Clue Explanation (hover) Submitted By
KOBAYASHI MARU (9, 4) (ended 5 hours, 54 minutes ago) Cry in defeat as that man (a Russian) creates no-win scenario (9, 4) Cry = BAY (like a dog's bay)
in = insertion indicator
defeat = KO (knock out)
as = AS
that man = HIM
a = A
Russian = RU (abbreviation in language code)
creates = linking word
no-win scenario = KO(BAY)AS+HIM+A+RU
skaldskaparmal
MEANDER (7) (ended 2 days, 7 hours ago) Surly? Upset? Angry? Take a walk (7) MEAN (=surly) + RED< (upset angry)
Take a walk=def
Firetruck
ANY CLUE THAT CONTAINS THE PHRASE "LOST IN TRANSLATION" (?) (ended 3 days, 12 hours ago) Fired from leading roles in “Lost in Translation” (3) L_+I_+T_ dohz
COUNTRY (7) (ended 4 days, 12 hours ago) Jointly reverse attempt for territory??? (7) ddef

Jointly reverse attempt = CO-UN-TRY, or COUNTRY when unhyphenated
territory = def
dohz
GRAB BAG (4, 3) (ended 6 days, 14 hours ago) Excitedly brag and talk about a variety of things (4, 3) Excitedly = anagrind
brag = BRAG
and = concatenation
talk = GAB
about = reversal
a variety of things = def

GRAB* + BAG<
noneuclidean
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