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Contest Clue Explanation (hover) Submitted
BROMIDE (7) I’m bored stirring a chemical compound (7) def: a chemical compound
7 hours ago
ANY TRIPLE-OR-MORE DEFINITION CLUE (?) Scarlet is a Stanford athlete and ecclesiastic major who plays football for Arizona? (8) quintuple def. CARDINAL

Scarlet (red)
a Stanford athlete (university team)
ecclesiastic (noun, priest)
major (adj, important)
who plays football for Arizona? (NFL team)
1 day, 2 hours ago
TREASURES Team leader provides comfort after losing the first of several valuable items (8) Team leader = T
provides comfort = REASSURES
after losing = deletion
the first of several S
valuable items = def
1 day, 2 hours ago

Past Contests

Contest Winning Clue Explanation (hover) Submitted By
ANY WORD OR PHRASE CONTAINING EXACTLY ONE HUNDRED LETTERS (?) (ended 4 hours, 12 minutes ago) _King of the Hill_ episode with characters from _Cave Prowling Myths_ (4,7,2,3,8,7,3,10,2,7,5,2,3,8,7,3,10,2,7) King of the Hill episode = definition
with characters from = letter bank indicator
Cave Prowling Myths = letter bank

What Happens at the National Propane Gas Convention in Memphis Stays at the National Propane Gas Convention in Memphis
WIGWAM (6) (ended 22 hours, 26 minutes ago)
HIJACK (6) (ended 1 day, 12 hours ago) Rob a truck, say hello, meeting the guy running this site (5) HI+JACK

Rob a truck, say = def
hello = HI
the guy running this site = JACK
MYOPIA (6) (ended 1 day, 20 hours ago) IPO may result in short-sightedness (6) IPO MAY = anagram fodder
result in = anagrind
short-sightedness = def
ISLANDS (7) (ended 3 days, 12 hours ago) Earth as seen on board in-orbit multinational research base: bits of terrain surrounded by watery expanse (7) I.S.(LAND)S. AuLeaf
CHEESE GRATER (6, 6) (ended 3 days, 18 hours ago) Swindler makes off with bits of everyone's stuff – for example, Romeo's kitchen gadget (6, 6) Swindler = CHEATER
makes off with = contains
bits of everyone's stuff = first letters of Everyone's Stuff
for example = EG
Romeo = R
's = linking
kitchen gadget = def
SLANT (5) (ended 3 days, 23 hours ago) Change pitch, turn! (5) &lit
change pitch = shift solfege note by one
turn = STINT
parse: S(ti -> LA)NT
BARNS (5) (ended 5 days, 16 hours ago) Restrictions surrounding red farm buildings (5) def. "farm buildings"
wordplay: BANS ("Restrictions") surrounding R ("red": RGB)
HAIR TIE (4, 3) (ended 6 days, 8 hours ago) Two Thais, one running out of time and the other outspoken, surround our last piece of elastic (4,3) (-t)HAI + _R + "TIE" = piece of elastic tckmn
SCHOOL TRIP (6, 4) (ended 6 days, 20 hours ago) Funny Polish actor ignoring a group of children (6,4) funny = anagram POLISHACTOR
ignoring a = remove A
group of children = definition (the group going on the trip can be referred to as a trip)

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