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CHARABANC (9) 1 day, 7 hours from now bags
FORTHCOMING (11) 1 day, 8 hours from now Zimodo

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Contest Clue Explanation (hover) Submitted
FORTHCOMING (11) Forcing puns out of crazy Pom hunts - admit it! - is to be expected (11) FORCING containing(admit) anag(POMHUNTS-PUNS) = def (to be expected) 13 hours ago
CHARABANC (9) Branch has all the makings of a place for lots of people to sit(9) Letter bank of BRANCH. 15 hours ago
CHARABANC (9) Endless opportunity: "Put ME in, coach!" (9) CH(ARAB)ANCE - E 16 hours ago

Past Contests

Contest Winning Clue Explanation (hover) Submitted By
BUPKIS (6) (ended 13 hours, 25 minutes ago) A belch, then a smooch? No third thing. I repeat — you get nothing. (6) BURP + KISS (“A belch, then a smooch?”) - (r+s) (“No third thing. I repeat”) = BUPKIS (“nothing”) discountdadjokes
APPROACH (8) (ended 2 days, 7 hours ago) Access program bug (8) Access = def
ÉTOUFFÉE (8) (ended 2 days, 13 hours ago) Cajun dish: English candy containing bit of umami (8) def. "Cajun dish"
wordplay: E ("English") TOFFEE ("candy") containing U[mami] ("bit" of UMAMI)
BRUIT (5) (ended 4 days, 8 hours ago) Islander bringing up old rumor (5) def. "old rumor" (BRUIT is an archaic word for rumor)
wordplay: BRIT ("Islander") containing U ("bringing" "up": L/R/D/U is use for left/right/down/up in various places)
MARTLET (7) (ended 4 days, 20 hours ago) Museum has paintings by large bird (7) def. "bird"
wordplay: MET ("Museum": Metropolitan Museum of Art) contains ART by L ("paintings" by "large")
wait, it's called "The Met" and not just "Met"? you peddle falsehoods
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ (26) (ended 4 days, 20 hours ago) Roman legion ordered to present big bird song selection. (26) Roman legion ordered -> The Roman alphabet in order, and “ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ” is sung (as a single word) by Big Bird in a memorable (to me anyway) Sesame Street song. discountdadjokes
CLOVER (6) (ended 4 days, 22 hours ago) Charlie and Romeo's charm (6) C+LOVER Zimodo
HEART (5) (ended 6 days, 22 hours ago) Less than three-fifths of aesthetes appreciate beauty (5) fifth letters of aestHetes apprEciate + ART Tortoise
LOVESICK (8) (ended 6 days, 22 hours ago)

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