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Word Started By Started Date Winning Clue By Winning Clue Explanation (hover)
ADDRESS (7) mad April 5, 2018, 8:02 p.m. Deusovi Send circular garment (7) AD + DRESS: a "circular" is a semi-archaic term for an advertisement
INTEGRAL (8) edderiofer April 5, 2018, 8:41 p.m. edderiofer Altering triangle, or how you might be relating its area (8) TRIANGLE* = INTEGRAL, and you can find a triangle's area with one.
DISCORD (7) RainedMirror April 5, 2018, 11:52 p.m. Sp3000 Fantasy land abolishes "wins" and "losses", leading to strife (7) DISC[w]OR[l]D
PET PEEVE (3, 5) Sp3000 April 7, 2018, 5:45 a.m. mad Special annoyance: Dog or cat at gym the day before Dog or cat=PET
Gym=PE (as in gym class)
The day before=EVE
BUGGY (5) madjaqk April 8, 2018, 8:26 a.m. madjaqk Vehicle prone to crashing (5) Double def
NONPLUS (7) RainedMirror April 8, 2018, 2:39 p.m. RainedMirror Confused with a minus. (7) Confused: Def
A minus: Not a plus so non-plus
WHITEOUT (8 OR 5, 3) Sp3000 April 9, 2018, 9:02 a.m. RainedMirror Loss of colour vision by being exposed to sudden bright light is making a hit in #WeOut. (5 3) HIT in WE OUT = WHITE OUT
Loss of colour vision... : Def
AFICIONADO (10) Deusovi April 9, 2018, 9:47 a.m. Deusovi A timeless story: trouble for expert (10) A + FIC(-t)ION + ADO
QUIXOTIC (8) RainedMirror April 10, 2018, 3:26 p.m. Sp3000 Abruptly lay off cross adult without hesitation? That's impractical (8) QUI[t]+X+[er]OTIC
SLIP (4) madjaqk April 10, 2018, 4:59 p.m. phenomist Drink? Eat? Large mistake (4) "mistake" = S(L)IP
PRAYER (6) Sp3000 April 11, 2018, 9:02 a.m. phenomist Spin bad year with worship (6) "worship" = PR+YEAR*
COMPUTABLE (10) chaotic_iak April 11, 2018, 1:31 p.m. madjaqk Soluble carbon monoxide fluctuating around phosphorus (10) Soluble=def
carbon monoxide=CO
fluctuating=MUTABLE (in the sense of constantly changing, not just possible to change)
around=container indicator
phosphorus=P
Thanks to Sp3000 for spotting an error in the first draft!
TONIGHT (7) SKOG April 11, 2018, 9:42 p.m. phenomist Nearly tucking in a young child at dark (7) "at dark" = TO(NIGH)T = (NIGH = "nearly") tucking in (TOT = "a young child")
PARAGON (7) phenomist April 12, 2018, 2:22 a.m. phenomist Epitome of mean and endless misery (7) "Epitome" = PARAGON = PAR ("mean"="average") + AGON(-y) (endless "misery")
EDEN (4) RainedMirror April 13, 2018, 3:22 a.m. RainedMirror God's garden hidden away in a concealed enclave. (4) God's garden: Def
concealED ENclave
SEPTEMBER (9) Deusovi April 13, 2018, 7:22 a.m. Deusovi When Billie Joe Armstrong sleeps, pets scattered by object on fire SEPT*+EMBER; def is a reference to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake_Me_Up_When_September_Ends
ENIGMA (6) Sp3000 April 13, 2018, 9:58 a.m. chaotic_iak Novel in-game puzzle IN-GAME anag = ENIGMA = puzzle
MAKE (4) chaotic_iak April 13, 2018, 4:33 p.m. madjaqk Assemble assault rifle in Maine (4) AK (as in AK-47) in ME
YOUR USERNAME (?) phenomist April 15, 2018, 1:29 a.m. Deusovi Awfully devious puzzler (7) just an anagram of DEVIOUS, definition "puzzler"
SLEEP (5) Sp3000 April 15, 2018, 5:32 p.m. Wen Mate takes off, backwards mate (def), SLEEP<
TIMESCALE (9) Deusovi April 16, 2018, 7:36 a.m. Deusovi Meat slice chopped up for duration (9) anagram of MEAT SLICE
IMPROVE (7) madjaqk April 16, 2018, 10:05 a.m. edderiofer Demon scout cuts off own tail to get better (7) IMP + ROVE(-r), with "get better" as a definition.
TOMORROW (8) SKOG April 17, 2018, 10:26 a.m. Akumu Endless anxiety ends up strangely moot after today. "after today" = TOMO + RROW, strangely moot = TOMO, endless anxiety = WORR(y), ends = positional indicator, up = reversal
EAT (3) Sp3000 April 17, 2018, 7:18 p.m. madjaqk Consume brewed tea (3) TEA*
AGHAST (6) Deusovi April 18, 2018, 11:56 a.m. TheGreatEscaper Disturbed stag takes laughter with horror (6) with horror = AG(HA)ST*
ROCKWELL Koala April 18, 2018, 10:45 p.m. madjaqk Hardness scale for stone chipper (8) ROCK + WELL (as in healthy/"you're looking well")
Definition references the Rockwell hardness scale, which I just learned about from Wikipedia
SQUARE (6) chaotic_iak April 19, 2018, 12:26 p.m. TheGreatEscaper Boringly conventional courtyard (6) ddef
POT BROWNIES (3, 8) madjaqk April 20, 2018, 2:01 a.m. madjaqk Brew potions, cut up edibles (3, 8) BREW POTIONS* (thanks, Nutrimatic!)
BLANK (5) Sp3000 April 20, 2018, 2:26 a.m. madjaqk Delete short green character from "Street Fighter" (5) Delete=def
short=curtailment indicator
green character from "Street Fighter"=BLANKA
CONTEXT (7) phenomist April 21, 2018, 7:37 p.m. quadraxus61 Reason for a swindler's instant message (7) CON+TEXT
OBLONG raficoso April 21, 2018, 7:54 p.m. Sp3000 Rectangular bologna trimmed, minced (6) (BOLOGN[a])*
CHOCOLATE (9) Koala April 22, 2018, 1:58 a.m. Sp3000 "Hot" drink ingested within cafe's walls! C(HO(COLA)T)E = HOT, COLA taken in, all inside C[af]E. &lit
ROLEPLAYED Sp3000 April 22, 2018, 5:53 a.m. Sp3000 Acted extraordinarily, really dope (10) (REALLYDOPE)*
GONZAGA (7) Akumu April 23, 2018, 3:05 p.m. Projectyl Spike's place on zebra's head in wild "Spike's place" = def, referring to mascot Spike the Bulldog
"ON Z" in "GAGA" (wild)
ATOM (4) madjaqk April 23, 2018, 9:16 p.m. phenomist Front half of alphabet building block? (4) ddef (A TO M front half of alphabet, ATOM building block of matter)
STRUCTURE (9) phenomist April 24, 2018, 1:53 a.m. madjaqk Something made Saint Curt insane with desire (lack of God, initially) (9) Something made=def
ST + CURT* + UR(g)E
CHIPOTLE (8) Koala April 24, 2018, 9:13 a.m. Akumu Pepper pot in Chile (8) "pepper" = CHI(POT)LE
DAYS (4) Sp3000 April 25, 2018, 3:11 a.m. madjaqk Verbally stun for some time (4) "DAZE" homophone
P?DDLE (6) Deusovi April 26, 2018, 10:10 a.m. Sp3000 Try to sell bike part on the radio (6) Try to sell (PEDDLE) = bike part (PEDAL) homophone
??DDLE (6) Koala April 26, 2018, 1:50 p.m. phenomist Addles wildly, makes kind of a point (6) "Kind of a point" = SADDLE = ADDLES* (as in a saddle point)
(AEMT)* (4) phenomist April 26, 2018, 2:25 p.m. edderiofer Tame meat, or what this clue is? (4) (MEAT)* = META
RAISIN (6) Sp3000 April 27, 2018, 8:45 a.m. Projectyl Almost getting up for food RAISINg; def="food"
TELEVISION (10) madjaqk April 28, 2018, 4:47 p.m. Projectyl White Levis? I once hemmed a set (10) A set = def; found in ("hemmed" by) whiTE LEVIS I ONce
CATARACT (8) phenomist April 29, 2018, 3:17 a.m. Projectyl Tiny Wisconsin town, approximately 100 square meters in area "Tiny Wisconsin town" = def; CA [approximately] + A [100 square meters] in TRACT [area]
FIRM (4) Sp3000 April 29, 2018, 7:55 p.m. phenomist Mike is after tree business (4) "business" = FIR+M
INFINITY (8) Koala April 30, 2018, 6:44 p.m. Projectyl It's revolutionized enumeration! (8) &lit; rotate the 8 in the enumeration for an infinity symbol
TODAY SKOG April 30, 2018, 6:47 p.m. phenomist Advertisement: Back in game now (5) "now" = TO(>DA)Y
ODDBALL (7) Sp3000 May 2, 2018, 4:56 p.m. boboquack Australian dog mangles bad doll (7) Australian dog (from movie of same name) = ODDBALL* (mangled)
BEARD (5) madjaqk May 4, 2018, 12:12 a.m. Projectyl Tolerate debut of Dick Van Dyke, perhaps (5) BEAR (tolerate) + D (debut of "Dick"); "Van Dyke, perhaps" = def
UNIONIZED (9) boboquack May 7, 2018, 11:06 p.m. madjaqk Organized without a charge? (9) "UN-IONIZED" (with a question mark indicating it's a little hinky)
RUMPUS (6) raficoso May 9, 2018, 5:27 a.m. madjaqk Politician embroiled in Russia-United States brouhaha (6) MP in RU-US
TEXAS (5) madjaqk May 21, 2018, 11:50 p.m. Deusovi Backwards state with weaponry inside! (5) AXE inside ST, all reversed
GOAL (4) madjaqk June 18, 2018, 7:07 p.m. Sp3000 Girl having zero aim (4) G(O)AL
ROACH (5) madjaqk June 20, 2018, 7:36 p.m. madjaqk Bug hiding in encroachment (5) Hidden letters
MAIZE (5) Koala Dec. 18, 2018, 9:34 p.m. ManyPinkHats Crop top, and in a medium size (not small) (5) def "crop"; A_ in M+(-s)IZE
ICE (3) RainedMirror Dec. 19, 2018, 6:47 a.m. level Kill; behead; chop up (3) [-d]ICE [= "kill"]
ROBOT (5) madjaqk Dec. 22, 2018, 6:14 p.m. level Bible, starting in Genesis, describes humanoid creation (5) RO(B_)OT [= "humanoid creation"]
BLARE (5) Koala Dec. 22, 2018, 7:20 p.m. RainedMirror Hearing Tony's trumpet. (5) Hearing: Homophone
Tony's: Blair (BLARE)
Trumpet: Def.
CHRISTMAS (9) level Dec. 23, 2018, 9:40 p.m. edderiofer The present holiday! (9) ddef &lit: "the present holiday" as in "the holiday where presents are given" and as in "the holiday that's happening right now".
MILLE FEUILLE (5 7) RainedMirror Dec. 26, 2018, 2:49 a.m. Sp3000 Playwright Arthur's last to leave with French girl, going around France and other countries to make a French dessert (5, 7) MILLE[-r] ("Playwright Arthur", without last) + FILLE ("French girl") around EU ("France and other countries") = "a French dessert"
ANTIQUE (7) madjaqk Dec. 26, 2018, 7:35 p.m. madjaqk Quite old defendant I questioned is hiding something (8) quite old=def
_ANT I QUE_
SUPER SMASH BROTHERS ULTIMATE (5, 5, 8, 8) Koala Dec. 26, 2018, 7:42 p.m. Projectyl It's violent, ruthless - abuses Marth, Pit, & more! (5, 5, 8, 8) "It's violent" = anagram indicator; rest is anagram fodder; &lit
ULTIMATE (8) chaotic_iak Dec. 26, 2018, 7:49 p.m. madjaqk Mutilate, cut up radical (8) MUTILATE*
"Radical" as synonym for "ultimate" shows up in Chambers and thesaurus.com
FAN (3) RainedMirror Dec. 28, 2018, 8:30 p.m. madjaqk Lover's note neglected at first (3) FA+N_
# (5, 6 OR 9 OR 10) Koala Dec. 30, 2018, 11:43 a.m. Sp3000 Quiet one, initially headless, back to make sign for Throwback Thursday (4 or 5) Definition: "sign for Throwback Thursday"

HASH = SH ("quiet") + A ("one") + H_ ("initially headless"), reversed component-wise ("back")
POUND = P ("quiet") + O_ ("one initially") + (-f)UND ("headless back", as in to back a kickstarter project)
RESOLUTION (10) RainedMirror Dec. 30, 2018, 8:48 p.m. RainedMirror Note: ANSWER DEDICATION (10) Note: Re
ANSWER: +SOLUTION
DEDICATION: Def.
PHENOMIST (9) chaotic_iak Jan. 1, 2019, 10:21 p.m. madjaqk Puzzler confused his top men (9) HISTOPMEN*
CHAOTIC_IAK (7_3) phenomist Jan. 1, 2019, 10:23 p.m.
MARIO (5) madjaqk Jan. 2, 2019, 4:36 p.m. Projectyl Man who changes direction to right with computer interaction! (5) MA(N->R) + I/O (computer interaction); &lit
SAMUS (5) Koala Jan. 3, 2019, 5:35 p.m. SoftFro Smash character and famous Prime series lead! S_+(prime letters from fAMoUs)+S_, &lit
MEAN (4) madjaqk Jan. 6, 2019, 12:04 p.m. Koala Evil software company headquartered in Minnesota (4) M(EA)N
ASKING (6) madjaqk Jan. 10, 2019, 12:33 p.m. madjaqk Raising questions like family, gently (at first) (6) AS+KIN+G_
REFRAIN (7) RainedMirror Jan. 11, 2019, 6:26 p.m. prawo Refuse to repeat this phrase Double def: refuse to/repeat this phrase
BINARY STAR (6, 4) Sp3000 Jan. 12, 2019, 7:23 p.m. level Hamper a romantic meeting, heading off with affair on the sides (two bodies going around with each other) (6, 4) BIN+A+[-t]RYST+A_R [= "two bodies going around with each other"]
CRYPTIC (7) phenomist Jan. 12, 2019, 7:49 p.m. Akumu Odd, an interment site before you leave a hospital department Odd = CRYPT + IC(u)
LEON CZOLGOSZ (4, 8) wolf Jan. 13, 2019, 6:11 a.m. AuLeaf New Glock Ozzy sold finishes off eccentric presidential assassin {*NE(w)GLOC(k)OZZ(y)SOL(d)}
EUDAEMONICS (11) RainedMirror Jan. 13, 2019, 10:06 p.m. phenomist Program by European science revolutionized the pursuit of happiness (11) "the pursuit of happiness" = EU+DAEMON+ICS<
HUNT (4) chaotic_iak Jan. 14, 2019, 9:55 a.m. Akumu Ends in run-around, which results in a coin! Ends in RUN = UN, "around which" are results in a coin = HT, H+UN+T, &lit
GOLD LEAF (4, 4) AuLeaf Jan. 14, 2019, 1:37 p.m. madjaqk Finally paving over ancient meadow and part of forest to make something gaudy (4, 4) Down clue only
G_ + OLD + LEA + F_
DOUGH (5) madjaqk Jan. 15, 2019, 6:04 p.m. phenomist GEB author's wealth (5) ddef: the author of Godel Escher Bach is Douglas Hofstadter, shortened to DOUG H. (the shortening is clued by the shortening of GEB)
ARETAICS (8) RainedMirror Jan. 16, 2019, 12:27 a.m. level In storylines, one's following character learning about virtues (8) AR(ETA+I)CS = ["learning about virtues", (n.)] (Eta as in the Greek letter)
SHAYMIN (7) phenomist Jan. 16, 2019, 11:07 a.m. level Guilt of Sonic the Hedgehog (7) SHAYMIN (= "shame in" homophone) [= "hedgehog"]; "Sonic" as homophone indicator
EGO SEARCH (3, 6) Sp3000 Jan. 16, 2019, 11:37 p.m. boboquack Broken up? A small cheer: go look online for someone close to heart (3, 6) def: "look online for someone close to heart" - slightly abstruse way of saying search yourself up
wordplay: (A+S+CHEER+GO)* = EGO SEARCH
KAIST (5) chaotic_iak Jan. 17, 2019, 3:26 a.m. AuLeaf Foremost academic scholars regularly going in British-style uniform for university at Daejeon (5) A_ and S_ inserted at regular intervals into KIT (Brit. term for uniform): K(A)I(S)T
WORD PUZZLES (4, 7) chaotic_iak Jan. 19, 2019, 6:16 a.m. wolf A decapitating sword spins up and dazzles the headless ones like this A decapitating sword: -(s)WORD
spins up: PU<
dazzles the headless: -(da)ZZLES
ones like this: def
COIN (4) edderiofer Jan. 20, 2019, 11:34 a.m. AuLeaf Meet halfway, or maybe a quarter (4) COIN(-cide)
HOLIDAY (7) RainedMirror Jan. 20, 2019, 9:24 p.m. AuLeaf Hold a party around one, free of responsibility! fodder around I without PART (responsibility, as in "do your part): HOL(+I)DA(-part)Y
FINALLY (7) Sp3000 Jan. 23, 2019, 3:31 a.m. prawo Take five for friend, at last (7) FIN=five, ALLY=friend
HEBREW (6) madjaqk Jan. 23, 2019, 8:17 a.m. wolf An unusually written language here with eszett in the middle and omega at the end An unusually written language: def
here with eszett in the middle and omega at the end: HE+ß+RE+ω
MOLASSES (8) phenomist Jan. 23, 2019, 3:15 p.m. Akumu Avogadro's number of donkeys make a sticky brown mess (8) MOL (abbrevation for mole, Avogadro's number of things) + ASSES (donkeys) = MOLASSES (a sticky brown mess)
LEFT OUT (4, 3) wolf Jan. 23, 2019, 3:36 p.m. Akumu Selfless viking to talk up others without being included himself (4, 3) Without being included himself = LE(i)F (selfless viking) + TOUT (talk up others)
APRIL FOOL (5, 4) Koala Jan. 23, 2019, 3:48 p.m. Akumu Rudely fill a poor jester with molasses (5, 4) Jester with molasses = <FILLAPOOR>
ENUMERATION (11) RainedMirror Jan. 23, 2019, 4:31 p.m. Deusovi Mountaineer's bizarre item to the right of this (11) anagram of MOUNTAINEER
PRIMARIES (9) AuLeaf Jan. 25, 2019, 6:40 p.m. AuLeaf Mid-April/early May sign of spring: weeding through candidate November candidates (9) (a)PRI(l)+M(ay)+ARIES
SHUTDOWN (8 or 4, 4) phenomist Jan. 25, 2019, 6:43 p.m. prawo It was demonstrated to invoke unified disgust, right and left! (8) demonstrated to invoke = SHOWN, containing:
unified = U [GUT]; disgust, right and left = T+D
COLOR OR COLOUR (5 OR 6) RainedMirror Jan. 25, 2019, 8:20 p.m. Deusovi Embellish scroll, oddly lacking golfer's cry overheard after commencement (?) Embellish: def

scroll, oddly lacking: _C_O_L

golfer's cry: FORE
...overheard: FOUR / FOR
...after commencement: OUR / OR
OR (2) edderiofer Jan. 26, 2019, 4:28 a.m. AuLeaf Alternative surgery takes place here (2) alternative: OR
surgery takes place here: O.R.
MAZUMA (6) wolf Jan. 27, 2019, 6:44 p.m. Akumu Bones from an endless labyrinth with a person in the middle (6) Bones (slang for dollars) = MAZ_ (endless labyrinth) + _UMA_ (a person, in the middle)
MARASCHINO (10) phenomist Jan. 28, 2019, 12:36 a.m. madjaqk Walk around like me drunk on cherry liqueur (10) "Walk"=MARCH
"around"=container indicator
"like"=AS
"me"=I
"drunk on"=ON anagram
MAR(AS)CH+I+NO
OBSCURE (7) RainedMirror Jan. 28, 2019, 1:47 a.m. prawo Oh, that's ridiculous! Fix the remote (7) Oh=O, that's ridiculous=BS, fix=CURE
LAW OF EXCLUDED MIDDLE (3, 2, 8, 6) chaotic_iak Jan. 28, 2019, 1:52 a.m. Deusovi Fill-in-the-blanks gameshow, for short, sent back not-so-bright 500 after show kept 150 admitted into "Spoon: The Intuitionist's Bane" (3, 2, 8, 6) Fill-in-the-blanks gameshow, for short: W(heel) O(f) F(ortune)

sent back not-so-bright 500: DIM+D, reversed

show kept 150: EXUDE, containing CL

spoon: LADLE

the intuitionist's bane: definition (intuitionism is a form of logic without the law of excluded middle)

making LA(WOF+EX(CL)UDE+(D+MID<))DLE
QUISQUOUS (9) boboquack Jan. 28, 2019, 2:09 a.m. prawo Taunts not quiet where Latin American might be hard to satisfy (9) "Taunts not quiet"=QUI(-p)S + "where Latin"=QUO + "American"=US
AMBIGUOUS/SCHRODINGER (9 or 11) prawo Jan. 28, 2019, 8:48 a.m. Sp3000 Austrian scientist primarily sheltering Californian hard rock band right to leave ring within extremes of underground unrecognisable, unclear (9 or 11) Austrian scientist = S_ C_ H_ R_ + O + _D((-r)ING)_E _R
Unclear = A_ (M(-r)BIG + U_(O)U_ ) S_
CHESSBOARD (10) edderiofer Jan. 29, 2019, 2:36 a.m. level Revolutionary top songwriter's one who writes verses about love, where one may find a mate (10) CHE+S_'S+B(O)ARD [= "where one may find a mate"]
(Revolutionary = CHE; fringe songstress = S_S; one who writes verses = BARD; love = O)
MASQUERADE (10) Sp3000 Jan. 30, 2019, 12:38 a.m. edderiofer Kit William's work said to conceal her assistance? (10) "Kit William's work": Def

"conceal her assistance": MASK HER AID

"said to": "MASQUERADE"
PROSTHESIS (10) phenomist Jan. 30, 2019, 12:44 a.m. AuLeaf Experienced one's graduate project on cyborg generation, possibly? (10) PRO'S THESIS
[restorative] cyborg generation, possibly: PROSTHESIS
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyborg#In_medicine
*Mechanical* prosthesis is technically the generation of a restorative cyborg, since a restorative cyborg is just a person with some sort of technology used to replace lost body function. (This doesn't say MECHANICAL but that's why "possibly" is at the end.)
TETRIS (6) chaotic_iak Jan. 30, 2019, 1:59 a.m. prawo Oddly, the sturdiest game with seven pieces (6) T_E _T_R_I_S_
SWEET (5) RainedMirror Jan. 30, 2019, 4:15 a.m. Deusovi Auditor's apartment is nice (5) "Auditor's": homophone indicator
Apartment: SUITE
nice: SWEET (as in slang)
ANTARCTICA (10) wolf Jan. 30, 2019, 7:15 p.m. madjaqk Cataract in fuzzy white area (10) CATARACTIN*
BOW OUT (3, 3) edderiofer Jan. 31, 2019, 2:18 p.m. edderiofer What rickety legs do: step down (3,3) Double definition:
"What rickety legs do": Legs of people affected with rickets BOW OUT.
"step down": This is a synonym for "BOW OUT".
VIA APPIA (3,5) phenomist Feb. 1, 2019, 2:04 a.m. prawo Two IPAs spilled in Virginia thoroughfare (3,5) V(IA APPI*)A
GREY/GRAY (4) RainedMirror Feb. 1, 2019, 7:07 a.m. Projectyl Apple peripheral in green, red, yellow, or silver (4) "Apple peripheral" = A or E, in GRY; "silver" = def
PUYO (4) / PUYO PUYO (4, 4) chaotic_iak Feb. 2, 2019, 3:31 a.m. AuLeaf Sega game that stinks, getting tangled up in spinning string toy (4,4) PU+YO(PU*)YO
NORMAL (6) edderiofer Feb. 2, 2019, 2:39 p.m. Projectyl Not externally misshapen or malformed! (6) Contained internally in "misshapeN OR MALformed"; &lit
PATRIOT (7) madjaqk Feb. 4, 2019, 6:02 a.m. AuLeaf Op art: it confounded a countryman (7) PATRIOT*
NOTHING ELSE (7,4) phenomist Feb. 4, 2019, 11:05 a.m. prawo Sniff at edges of watery semisolid, find only what was expected (7,4) Sniff at edges of = NOSE (verb sense), containing:
watery semisolid = THIN+GEL; NO(THIN+GEL)SE
TART (4) RainedMirror Feb. 4, 2019, 11:20 a.m. Sp3000 Dessert from Port Arthur (4) Hidden _T ART_
LUNAR NEW YEAR (5, 3, 4) boboquack Feb. 4, 2019, 11:42 a.m. phenomist Today king embraces one item with three points (5,3,4) "Today" = L(UNAR(NEW)Y)EAR
DELAWARE (8) SKOG Feb. 4, 2019, 12:14 p.m. Sp3000 First of fifty letters from Jude Law, a representative (8) Def = "First of fifty", as in states
Hidden _DE LAW A RE_
INDONESIA (9) chaotic_iak Feb. 4, 2019, 3:46 p.m. wolf A country like India has small bills (9) A country: def
small bills: ONES
India has small bills: IND(ONES)IA
WHISTLEBLOWER (13) prawo Feb. 5, 2019, 4:24 p.m. prawo Informant's vague wish to fight back the more corrupt (sorta had this in mind when I started the contest)
vague wish = WHIS*, fight back = BELT<, more corrupt = LOWER
AMSCRAY (7) edderiofer Feb. 5, 2019, 5:56 p.m. edderiofer Fly in the morning's loopy, to some (7) "Fly" (in the sense of "flee") = AMSCRAY
"morning's" = AMS
"loopy, to some" = CRAY
SEAHAWK (7) Koala Feb. 6, 2019, 11:49 a.m. prawo Warlock couple goes in to badly shake up one of two griffins (7) badly shake: SEAHK*
Warlock couple goes in to... up: containing (AW<)

one of two [G]riffins: linebacker Shaquem or cornerback Shaquill
KAKISTOCRACY (12) phenomist Feb. 6, 2019, 11:54 a.m. AuLeaf What puts power in the hands of dopes, crazies, and haters? Perplexed? Okay, it's crack (12) anag. of OKAYITSCRACK
ANARCHY (7) Sp3000 Feb. 6, 2019, 4:38 p.m. prawo Cop enters a hot club in chaos (7) A+NARC+H+Y
SEVEN (5) chaotic_iak Feb. 6, 2019, 5:46 p.m. AuLeaf Number five has spotted coating (5) SE(V)EN
BLACK SATURDAY (5, 8) boboquack Feb. 6, 2019, 9:16 p.m. prawo Cove welcomes back villainous twin with job for Ripken: a series of riots (5,8) Cove welcomes back = B(...)<AY
villainous twin = DRU, job = TASK, Ripken = CAL
GOOGLE (6) phenomist Feb. 8, 2019, 12:06 p.m. madjaqk Go check out tech company (6) GO OGLE
CENTRIPETAL (11) Akumu Feb. 8, 2019, 2:16 p.m. AuLeaf Force required to make object spin around hot air is just over four ninths of a kiloNewton (11) Force required to make object spin: CEN(TRIPE)TAL
around X is Y: container/contetns indicator
hot air: TRIPE
just over 4/9 kN: 100 lb: CENTAL
CENTRIFUGAL (11) AuLeaf Feb. 8, 2019, 7:19 p.m. edderiofer Force vedette's composition #12 to be sung? (11) CENTRIFUGAL = "SENTRY FUGUE L"
Defn: "Force" = CENTRIFUGAL
"vedette" = SENTRY
"composition #12" = FUGUE L
"to be sung" = homophone indicator
SEPARATION (10) edderiofer Feb. 8, 2019, 7:28 p.m. AuLeaf Between definition and wordplay, it's necessary to parse, in a cryptic (10) Between... necessary: SEPARATION*
TO PARSE IN A: fodder
cryptic: anagrind
OFFENBACH (9) boboquack Feb. 9, 2019, 2:37 p.m. edderiofer Composer to insult penniless composer (9) OFFEN(-d)+BACH
UCAOIMHU (8) wolf Feb. 10, 2019, 4:31 p.m. prawo Lucas, Lois, & Amy thus skinned Kevin (8) _UCA_+_OI_+_M_+_HU_
LARCENY (7) phenomist Feb. 10, 2019, 6:59 p.m. madjaqk Taking cola east, between Los Angeles and New York (7) "Taking"=def (as a noun)
RC (cola) + E between LA and NY
SCHADENFREUDE AuLeaf Feb. 10, 2019, 7:50 p.m. edderiofer Scene contained psychoanalyst and contained sadism (13) Defn: "sadism" = SCHADENFREUDE
"Scene" = SCENE
"X contained Y and Z" = container indicator
"psychoanalyst" = FREUD
"contained" = HAD

SC(HAD)EN(FREUD)E
FLIGHT (6) chaotic_iak Feb. 11, 2019, 6:31 p.m. AuLeaf Exit stairs (6) ddef
TWO-MAN (3-3) Sp3000 Feb. 12, 2019, 5:59 a.m. prawo In sun, cut grass around coop (3-3) In sun = T(_)AN, cut grass around = MOW<
coop(erative) = T(WOM<)AN
PERCUSSION (10) phenomist Feb. 12, 2019, 8:52 p.m. prawo Hammering penny prompts no issue with chromium backing (10) P+(NO ISSU(CR)E)<
TIME-LAPSE (4-5) boboquack Feb. 12, 2019, 9:08 p.m. Sp3000 Spooner's green bugs like short videos of plants growing (4-5) Spooner's LIME ("green") TAPS ("bugs", as in wiretaps) = "like short videos of plants growing"
HOLOGRAM (8) phenomist Feb. 14, 2019, 9:18 p.m. AuLeaf Detective describes ship turning out west essentially to be something like a man-made mirage (8) Detective describes: HOLMES around
ship turning: rev. ARGO
out: missing
west essentially: _ES_
to be: link
something like a man-made mirage: HOL(OGRA<)M(-es)
INFERNAL (8) level Feb. 15, 2019, 8:58 a.m. level Conclude setting up network is hellish (8) INFER+NAL< [= "hellish"]
TURBULENT (9) Akumu Feb. 15, 2019, 2:59 p.m. Akumu Leaving you is dry, fast, and bumpy (9) Bumpy = TURB< + U + LENT

BRUT ("dry," as a champagne) and LENT ("fast," as a period of abstention) are both written away from the central U.
MAKE (4) chaotic_iak Feb. 15, 2019, 3:22 p.m. madjaqk Force medical examiner to carry gun (4) M(AK)E
AK as in AK-47
MORATORIUM (10) Sp3000 Feb. 16, 2019, 9:30 p.m. Deusovi Ban speaker admitted into Michigan University Mass (10) ORATOR in MI+U+M = "ban"
CONTAINER (9) phenomist Feb. 17, 2019, 12:28 a.m. Deusovi Crate, perhaps, when carrying on (in boarding)! (9) &lit: CTAER ("crate" anagram) with ON inserted, and then IN inserted as well
BURGER (6) madjaqk Feb. 18, 2019, 6:12 a.m. Sp3000 "Flipped" food offering, essentially! (6) BURG< + _ER_
RED HERRING (3,7) phenomist Feb. 19, 2019, 12:32 a.m. Akumu Spooner's leader, impatient, gives misleading information (3, 7) Misleading information = Spoonerism of HEAD RARING
SYMPOSIUM (9) phenomist Feb. 21, 2019, 12:38 a.m. Akumu The opening half of an orchestral piece is followed by heavy metal, a grand loss for expert presentation (9) Expert presentation = SYMP(-hony) + OS(-m)IUM
COMPOSITION METAL (11, 5) Sp3000 Feb. 21, 2019, 1:24 p.m. edderiofer According to some, red brass for work of modern music, perhaps? (11,5) Defn. "According to some, red brass" = COMPOSITION METAL (according to Wikipedia)

"work" = COMPOSITION

"modern music, perhaps" = METAL
ABYSSAL (7) level Feb. 22, 2019, 6:25 a.m. edderiofer Bottom-less masochist becomes sadist in pants, colloquially (7) Definition: "Bottom-less" = ABYSSAL

"masochist becomes sadist" = substitution, M -> S
"pants, colloquially" = ABYSMAL
WILSON (6) chaotic_iak Feb. 22, 2019, 7:11 a.m. AuLeaf American president in slow collapse (6) anag. of INSLOW
ISOTROPIC (9) phenomist Feb. 23, 2019, 1:07 a.m. AuLeaf Portico is broken any way you look at it (9) anag. of PORTICOIS
LIMA (4) chaotic_iak Feb. 24, 2019, 7:25 a.m. edderiofer Letter from sorted mail (4) (MAIL)* = LIMA (letter in the NATO Phonetic alphabet)
SIESTA (6) madjaqk Feb. 24, 2019, 11:36 a.m. edderiofer "Sleep? Yes!" --this Spaniard (6) SIESTA = SI+ESTA
SOMETHING WITH DEFINITION 'WORD' Deusovi Feb. 24, 2019, 2:14 p.m. AuLeaf WC Fields ultimately has good word? (5) LO(G)O+_S
CONTINUUM (9) phenomist Feb. 25, 2019, 1:27 a.m. AuLeaf "Out-of-State: On Time in Empty Space," described space-time, say? (9) (-va)C(ON+T+IN)UUM
QAT (3) phenomist Feb. 27, 2019, 1:29 a.m. level Bush's time to follow the leading of Quincy Adams (3) Q_ A_+T [= "Bush", as in the qat shrub]
REARRANGEMENT (13) chaotic_iak Feb. 27, 2019, 1:50 a.m. prawo Played between uncovered heart and diamond in split to create new order (13) Played=RAN, uncovered heart=(-h)EAR(-t), diamond=GEM, split=RENT
new order = R(_EAR_+RAN+GEM)ENT
MEME (4) edderiofer Feb. 28, 2019, 4:01 p.m. edderiofer I, setter, make a joke (4) ME+ME
BULLWINKLE (10) Sp3000 Feb. 28, 2019, 10:45 p.m. prawo In large part, a loss followed by a win informs the French counterpart of "Rocky" (10) In large part = BULK containing
a loss followed by a win =L+WIN
informs the French = precedes LE
counterpart of "Rocky" = BUL(L+WIN)K+LE
SENSELESSNESSES (15) phenomist March 1, 2019, 7:42 a.m. frictionlessemu Brainless ideas make everything backwards for South German city's tennis star and Nintendo (15) "Brainless ideas" = (S ESSEN'S SELES NES)<
ANIME (5) SKOG March 1, 2019, 12:55 p.m. Akumu Cartoon characters in Pakistani merchandise (5) _ANI ME_
ANY ONE STARTER POKEMON (5/6/7/8/9/10) chaotic_iak March 1, 2019, 4:18 p.m. Sp3000 Pokémon drawing cut from clip (7) CHESPIN ("Pokémon") = LOT ("drawing") removed from CLOTHESPIN ("clip")
SOMMELIER (9) phenomist March 3, 2019, 12:30 p.m. Akumu Mix lime into some red wine, steward (9) Wine steward = SOM(MELI*)E+R
LIMIT (5) chaotic_iak March 3, 2019, 5:10 p.m. prawo End note in literature (5) End = LI(MI)T.
PEWTER (6) level March 5, 2019, 9:31 a.m. madjaqk Tungsten in a type of salt alloy? (6) W in PETER (a "type of salt")
The question mark is because the "saltpeter" reference is a little hinkey, as we've debated in #word-puzzles
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1, 9, 5, 6) Sp3000 March 5, 2019, 1:49 p.m. skaldskaparmal A track coach called Will Stanley and his sister-in-law, Stella, play (1, 9, 5, 6) A track coach called Will = A STREET CAR NAMED DESIRE
Stanley and his sister-in-law, Stella, play = def
SMALL (5) chaotic_iak March 5, 2019, 6:20 p.m. chaotic_iak Second store is tiny (5) second = S, as in the unit of time
store = MALL

tiny = def
FALSE FRIEND (5, 6) phenomist March 6, 2019, 12:11 a.m. edderiofer Incorrect processing of redfin or tuna in Spain, perhaps (5,6) FALSE + (FRIEND)* = "tuna in Spain, perhaps"
HYENAS (6) AuLeaf March 6, 2019, 7:44 p.m. wolf Leaderless, shy, regressive, rational trio in The Lion King (6) Leaderless, shy: HY
regressive, rational: ENAS<
trio in The Lion King: def
AD-LIB (2-3) RainedMirror March 6, 2019, 8:29 p.m. RainedMirror 51's in crazily bad make up (2-3) 51's in crazily bad: AD(LI)B*
Make up: Def.
BLOOD MONEY (5, 5) Koala March 7, 2019, 6:37 p.m. prawo Game director, in unusual victory, takes over game world somewhere in Ireland as retribution (5,5) Game director = DM
unusual victory = OOO in tic-tac-toe
takes over game world = replaces AR
somewhere in Ireland = BLARNEY
as retribution = BL(-ar+OO(DM)O)NEY
SURVIVOR (8) chaotic_iak March 7, 2019, 9:25 p.m. AuLeaf In trailer, "Princess Bride" monster returned to take on sixth person left alive (8) trailer: R.V.
"Princess Bride" monster: R.O.U.S. (Rodent Of Unusual Size)
returned: SUOR<
to take on: SU(RV)OR
In ... sixth: SUR(VI)VOR
person left alive: def
PLENARY (7) phenomist March 8, 2019, 12:15 a.m. prawo Unrestricted use includes near-destruction (7) Unrestricted = PL(ENAR*)Y
use = PLY (verb)
near-destruction = NEAR*
CERULEAN (8) level March 9, 2019, 6:46 p.m. skaldskaparmal Hollow cave with neural abberation at the end! (8) C__E + (NEURAL)* &lit (referring to Cerulean cave, where at the end you catch scientifically engineered psychic Pokemon Mewtwo)
THUSLY (6) AuLeaf March 9, 2019, 6:47 p.m. prawo It's just like that inebriated lush to interrupt a brief thanks (6) T(HUSL*)Y
PERHAPS (7) wolf March 9, 2019, 7:24 p.m. edderiofer Hotel and hotel's spokesperson backtracking, say (7) (SPA + H + REP)< = PERHAPS = "say" (as in "for example")
ANY CLUE INCORPORATING A SONG TITLE (?) SKOG March 9, 2019, 9:35 p.m. AuLeaf "Hotel California," originally by retro composer of classical music (4) (_B+AC+H)<
LUIGI (5) skaldskaparmal March 10, 2019, 11:05 a.m. AuLeaf Say "Bud Buddy", a supernatural board game character with a haunted mansion (5) say: homophone indicator
Bud Buddy: LOU (Costello; ref Bud Abbott)
a supernatural board: OUIJA
game character with a haunted mansion: LUIGI "Lou Ouija"
ADRENALINE (10) phenomist March 10, 2019, 1:54 p.m. Akumu Hormone makes a nerd fall back on a pick-up cliche (10) A+DREN<+A+LINE
ANY CLUE INCORPORATING A PUZZLE GENRE (?) edderiofer March 11, 2019, 6:47 p.m. SoftFro Country road follows logical operation (6) "Country"=NOR+WAY
REBUS (5) chaotic_iak March 11, 2019, 7:07 p.m. AuLeaf Symbolic puzzle about vehicle (5) RE+BUS
ANY (3) AuLeaf March 12, 2019, 3:51 p.m. edderiofer "I don't care," said Tanya, making neither head nor tail of it (3) _ANY_
ROBINSON CRUSOE (8, 6) Sp3000 March 13, 2019, 6:05 a.m. Projectyl Birds on oil spill despair at first, take on such unfortunate maritime character (8, 6) ROBINS ON CRUDE - D + SO; "unfortunate maritime character" = def
RANDOM THINGS (6, 6) phenomist March 13, 2019, 12:47 p.m. wolf Romeo and Oscar met junctions that lack energy and items (6, 6) R+AND+O+M(-e)T+HING(-e)S
WHITE DAY (5, 3) RainedMirror March 13, 2019, 12:50 p.m. Sp3000 Elder's first to replace light source in Australian islands' mid-March event (5, 3) E_ replacing SUN in WHITSUNDAY ("Australian islands") = mid-March event
VERMILION (9) level March 13, 2019, 8:35 p.m. Sp3000 Red cat going after tailless rodents, say (9) red = LION after VERMI(-n)
ARTIFACT (8) chaotic_iak March 15, 2019, 12:39 p.m. skaldskaparmal Two notes found in the damaged cart led to an ancient treasure (8) Two notes = TI + FA
damaged cart = CART* = ARCT
found in = AR(TIFA)CT
led to = def. indicator
an ancient treasure = def.
EPINEPHRINE (11) phenomist March 15, 2019, 12:56 p.m. prawo Energy gained by an hour sitting among trees--it gets the blood pumping (11) E+PINE+P(HR)INE
TWITCH (6) wolf March 15, 2019, 8:49 p.m. prawo Game platform, first off, where you might start transferring one Bit! (6) T_+(-s)WITCH &lit (Twitch.tv uses Bits as an in-site currency)
ANY CLUE WHOSE ANSWER IS A PUZZLE GENRE (?) edderiofer March 16, 2019, 3:59 p.m. Projectyl Puzzle's unusual break-in has unique starting point (8) "Puzzle" = def. (NURIKABE); anagram of "break-in" + U
CELADON (7) level March 18, 2019, 8:53 a.m. edderiofer Shading a fellow green (7) CEL+A+DON
OBSERVATORY (11) wolf March 19, 2019, 12:11 p.m. prawo Hormonal boy escorts officeholder with RV for new stargazing location (11) Hormonal boy escorts = OB(_)Y*
officeholder with RV for new = SE(n->RV)ATOR
stargazing location = OB(SE(n->RV)ATOR)Y*
PEACHES (7) wolf March 21, 2019, 7:57 p.m. AuLeaf Goes around a church, providing fruits (7) PE(A+CH)ES
PERIDOT(7) edderiofer March 22, 2019, 8:58 a.m. SoftFro Billionaire acquires Gem State gem (7) PER(ID)OT
FUCHSIA (7) level March 22, 2019, 11:54 a.m. prawo Engineered catfish with uracil instead of thymine for bright color (7) CA(t->U)FISH*
CUSPIDATION (11) chaotic_iak March 22, 2019, 9:16 p.m. prawo Giving points for not cooling charge, taking back brief slowdown (11) Giving points = (-ac)CUS(PID<)ATION
not cooling charge = (-ac)CUSATION
taking back brief slowdown = holding DIP<
SWARF (5) edderiofer March 24, 2019, 9:15 a.m. AuLeaf Returning some of raw salmon and chips (5) rev. _F RAW S_
VANILLA (7) RainedMirror March 25, 2019, 7:26 a.m. prawo In a plain manner, how a flock of geese flies north? (7) (ALL IN A V)<
A CRYPTIC IN PUFLANTU (?) wolf March 25, 2019, 5:54 p.m. Deusovi Oxpelwe' avu lifanafwe iqa li henhiaden ulime eqa zat (11) "Gas is what the most excited four students inhaled (7)"

E'AVULI: hidden word in oxpelwE' AVU LIfanafwe ("most excited four students")
FREAKED (7) Sp3000 March 25, 2019, 10:36 p.m. madjaqk DJ implicated in payola scandal grabbed a machine gun and had a total meltdown (7) DJ implicated in payola scandal=Alan FREED (coiner of the term "rock and roll", incidentally)
Grabbed a machine gun=insert AK
had a total meltdown=FREAKED (In the sense of, "When my mom saw my pierced ear, she totally freaked!")
PALLET (6) phenomist March 26, 2019, 12:50 p.m. madjaqk Friend rented out bed (6) PAL+LET
A CRYPTIC THAT'S A RHYMING COUPLET (?) Space_Kalak March 26, 2019, 1:04 p.m. edderiofer Assonance that's not quite there, // mired hymn that we fix (4,5) MIND RHYME = (MIREDHYMN)*; the clue contains an example of a mind rhyme.
GROOKEY (7) chaotic_iak March 26, 2019, 1:26 p.m. skaldskaparmal Green starter, along with hopper, and one often surrounded by water! (7) Green starter = G
hopper = ROO
one often surrounded by water = KEY (e.g. florida keys)

&lit. (Grookey is the green starter along with hopper Scorbunny and water type Sobble)
MXYZPTLK (8) edderiofer March 26, 2019, 1:28 p.m. phenomist Reverend's taking the last three point villain (8) M(XYZ+PT)LK
MOBILE PHONE (6,5) AtheistSensayer March 27, 2019, 11:31 a.m. Deusovi Cell's cleaning tool has bodily fluid and file (6, 5) MO(BILE)P + HONE, definition "cell"
MAYDAY (6 OR 3, 3) RainedMirror March 27, 2019, 9:43 p.m. AuLeaf Reportedly invented a holiday for Poles? (3,3) MAY DAY "made a"
INDIGO (6) phenomist March 28, 2019, 3:17 p.m. sarathegood Color in fancy circle (6) Color = definition
IN + [fancy = DIG (verb)] + [O = circle]
PLATEAU (7) chaotic_iak March 28, 2019, 3:21 p.m. edderiofer Cover with gold so that it's flat? (7) PLATE+AU = PLATEAU ("it's flat")
MEAN (4) abean077 March 29, 2019, 1:01 p.m. AuLeaf Intend evil (4) ddef
NOSFERATU (9) sarathegood March 29, 2019, 1:25 p.m. AtheistSensayer Monster afflicted to fear sun (9) Anagram: “to fear sun” also &lit
DEAD HORSE (4, 5) wolf March 29, 2019, 4:10 p.m. AtheistSensayer Object of beating damaged odd hearse (4,5) Anagram: odd hearse
CURRENT (7) AtheistSensayer March 30, 2019, 12:20 p.m. AuLeaf Bad dog tore up present (7) CUR+RENT
MISTAKE (7) RainedMirror March 30, 2019, 1:42 p.m. AuLeaf Blunder makes it complicated (7) MISTAKE*
SAFFRON (7) level March 30, 2019, 9:22 p.m. AtheistSensayer Spice principally savory and full flavored, relished over naan (7) Acrostic
CITY (4) phenomist March 30, 2019, 10:03 p.m. AtheistSensayer Oddly chintzy metropolis (4) (C)h(I)n(T)z(Y)
MUNICIPALITY (12) AuLeaf March 30, 2019, 10:13 p.m. AuLeaf Character with retro-chic first pet boxer in city or town, maybe (12) MU+(NI<)+CI(P_+ALI)TY = town, maybe
BANDUNG (7) chaotic_iak March 31, 2019, 8:23 a.m. AuLeaf Sanction waste product in Indonesian city (7) BAN+DUNG
ACCOUTREMENTS (13) Space_Kalak March 31, 2019, 8:34 a.m. AtheistSensayer Accessories spoiled cutest romance (13) Anagram
SYNOD (5) AtheistSensayer April 1, 2019, 1:10 p.m. AtheistSensayer Church assembly dwells in heresy? No: dogma (5) here(sy no d)ogma
BENEFACTOR (10) sarathegood April 2, 2019, 9:10 a.m. prawo Packing up coffee in boxed meal--real generous, dude (10) up coffee=CAFE<, boxed meal=BENTO, real=R
generous dude = BEN(EFAC<)TO+R
SHALLOTS (8) Space_Kalak April 2, 2019, 1:42 p.m. Space_Kalak Quietly distributes onions (8) SH+ALLOTS
SWARM (5) chaotic_iak April 2, 2019, 2:38 p.m. Darantius Army battle in Stockholm outskirts (5) S(WAR)M
SCOLD (5) phenomist April 2, 2019, 3:02 p.m. AtheistSensayer Chastise addled clods (5) Anagram
SHOT (4) wolf April 2, 2019, 7:08 p.m. Darantius Drink drunk drank headfirst (4) S(H)OT
GLIMMER (7) AtheistSensayer April 3, 2019, 2:29 p.m. prawo 500 to 2000 aircraft have little hope (7) 500 to 2000 = D->MM
aircraft (singular) = GLIDER
little hope = GLI(d->MM)ER (of hope)
CINNABAR (8) level April 3, 2019, 9:28 p.m. prawo Brick-red tavern covered by cab fare, in essence (8) Brick-red = one of several shades named by C(INN)AB+_AR_
tavern covered by cab = C(INN)AB
fare, in essence = _AR_
LAVENDER (8) phenomist April 4, 2019, 3:20 p.m. sarathegood Sweet-smelling plant led raven astray (8) Anagram
BABA (4) chaotic_iak April 4, 2019, 3:26 p.m. prawo O'Riley's partner in song with inverted rhyming scheme (4) ABAB<
PANGRAM (7) Space_Kalak April 5, 2019, 11:55 a.m. level For one, the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog, back to spoil dog's last snooze (PAN+_G+RAM)< [= "For one, the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"]
ORTHODOXY (9) AtheistSensayer April 6, 2019, 5:45 a.m. Akumu Dorothy, in a twister, gets a hug and a kiss for thinking inside the box (9) Thinking inside the box = ORTHODY* containing OX
OTHELLO (7) chaotic_iak April 6, 2019, 6:54 p.m. AtheistSensayer Bard’s jealous husband hides in brothel, longingly. (7) Br(OTHEL LO)ngingly
LITTLEBIGPLANET (15) Sp3000 April 7, 2019, 7:53 a.m. AuLeaf Small girl in aircraft beginning to tackle PlayStation video-game trilogy (15) LITTLE + BI(G)PLANE + T_
REVERSI (7) edderiofer April 7, 2019, 9:34 a.m. AuLeaf Othello's reverend, endlessly overthrown (7) rev. IS REVER(-end)
ANNEXATION (10) phenomist April 7, 2019, 11:33 a.m. AtheistSensayer Inane tax on unsettled seizure (10) Anagram inane tax on
MNEMONIC DEVICE (8,6) AtheistSensayer April 8, 2019, 8:46 a.m. AuLeaf Devilish, headless, tailless devil coming after holy man, coming after man leaving a memory palace, perhaps (8,6) M(-a)N + [(-d)EMONIC + DEVI(-l) + CE]
SCINTILLATE (11) sarathegood April 8, 2019, 6:24 p.m. AtheistSensayer Misbehave into the night, reportedly to entertain (11) Homophone: Sin till late
VIRIDIAN (8) level April 9, 2019, 8:36 a.m. SoftFro Upside-down one, capt. in mostly green! (8) one: I
capt.: DIR
mostly green: NAIV_
&lit: _VI(RID+I)AN< is the green-ish gravity-flipping captain in VVVVVV.
BEEF WELLINGTON (4, 10) AtheistSensayer April 10, 2019, 9:56 a.m. sarathegood Carp emerging before 2000-lb pastry-wrapped meat dish (4, 10) Carp = beef = complaint
BEEF WELLING + TON
ISLAND (6) phenomist April 10, 2019, 8:41 p.m. sarathegood Key is secure (6) key: def'n
secure: land (verb)
ON THE HOUSE (2,3,5) edderiofer April 11, 2019, 4:09 a.m. edderiofer Free as a bird, perhaps? (2,3,5) ddef, punny
QUALIFY (7) chaotic_iak April 11, 2019, 8:53 a.m. sarathegood Authorize life to be cut short in wharf (7) QUA(LIF-e)Y
NIGHTSHADE (10) Sp3000 April 12, 2019, 2:02 a.m. prawo Poison the dashing rogue (10) THEDASHING*
NOZZLE (6) AtheistSensayer April 12, 2019, 11 a.m. AuLeaf Revolutionary automaker Musk catches a couple Z's by fuel dispenser (6) NO(ZZ)LE<
SPOUT (5) AuLeaf April 12, 2019, 11:40 a.m. skaldskaparmal Blather from angry POTUS (5) (POTUS)*
QUIET (5) RainedMirror April 12, 2019, 2:23 p.m. RainedMirror Silence is quite weird (5) Silence: Def.
QUITE*
RUSTY (5) Space_Kalak April 13, 2019, 3:30 p.m. sarathegood Out of practice disassembling yurts (5) YURTS*
TOWER (5) phenomist April 13, 2019, 8:21 p.m. skaldskaparmal Keep a tugboat (5) ddef. A tugboat tows other boats and thus is a tower.
DOMINION (8) chaotic_iak April 13, 2019, 8:24 p.m. SoftFro Social event with Hireling or Disciple! (8) DO+MINION is a board game where some cards are named Hireling and Disciple
LYRICALLY (9) AtheistSensayer April 14, 2019, 5:40 p.m. AtheistSensayer Break down, lay ill, cry soulfully (9) Anagram lay ill cry
ORALLY (6) sarathegood April 15, 2019, 10:03 a.m. prawo Union partner by tradition (6) OR+ALLY
SHOWCASE (8) phenomist April 15, 2019, 10:41 p.m. level Suggest, initially, "how about some side exhibit?" (8) S_+HOW+CA+S_E [= "exhibit"]
PARADOX (7) skaldskaparmal April 16, 2019, 7:06 p.m. prawo Curse includes an awesome unexpected consequence (7) Curse = POX
an awesome = A RAD
unexpected consequence = P(A+RAD)OX
ARGUMENT (8) chaotic_iak April 16, 2019, 8:08 p.m. SoftFro Complex angle, uh, in silver (8) Complex angle = ARG(UM)ENT
GRADE (5) sarathegood April 17, 2019, 12:53 p.m. AtheistSensayer General Electric including plutonium measurement for evaluation (5) G(RAD)E
SKEPTICISM (10) AtheistSensayer April 17, 2019, 3:52 p.m. skaldskaparmal Doctor picks times for reservations (10) (PICKS TIMES)*
SOLITAIRE (9) RainedMirror April 18, 2019, 12:39 a.m. prawo Fish around a Stephen King work, show a unique gem (9) Fish =SOLE, a Stephen King work = IT, show = AIR (verb)
a unique gem = SOL(IT+AIR)E
PROLIX (6) phenomist April 18, 2019, 1:04 a.m. prawo Boring Pro Bowl of 2024 (6) PRO + (Super Bowl) LIX
ANGLE (5) edderiofer April 19, 2019, 5:26 a.m. skaldskaparmal Guts of mangled fish (5) _ANGLE_
BEAN (4) abean077 April 19, 2019, 10:11 p.m. skaldskaparmal Fruit punch (4) ddef.
A bean is botanically a fruit
To bean someone is to punch them
TREATY (6) chaotic_iak April 20, 2019, 12:51 a.m. level Source of trouble: burst tyre around back of Honda Accord (6) T_+RE(_A)TY* [= "Accord"]
GEMINI (6) phenomist April 20, 2019, 1:12 a.m. AuLeaf Twins in Dodge minivan (6) _GE MINI_
BLUR (4) Sp3000 April 20, 2019, 8:54 p.m. sarathegood Obscure English band (4) ddef
HAZE (4) AuLeaf April 20, 2019, 8:54 p.m. skaldskaparmal Harass 19th president, say (4) Homophone of "Hayes".
Harass, as in fraternity hazing.
ACRIMONIOUS (11) sarathegood April 21, 2019, 6:03 p.m. skaldskaparmal A father of Zeus ate 'im and Hera's priestess. Nasty. (11) A + CR(IM)ON(IO)US

Very nasty indeed: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn_Devouring_His_Son
SYLLOGISM (9) phenomist April 22, 2019, 1:21 a.m. sarathegood For example, all healthy bullfrogs can jump; this frog is a healthy bullfrog; therefore, this frog can jump rotten slimy logs (9) def is example of syllogism (I think?)
SLIMYLOGS*
RECEIPT (7) RainedMirror April 22, 2019, 4:47 a.m. AuLeaf Dessert shoved back in box without direct proof of purchase (7) REC[EIP<]T(-angle)
DELETE (6) phenomist April 24, 2019, 8:18 a.m. frictionlessemu Get rid of Germany, and the French and Dutch too (6) "Get rid of" = definition; Germany's country code = "DE", "the" in French = LE, "too" in dutch = TE
PICASSO (7) AtheistSensayer April 24, 2019, 3:17 p.m. AuLeaf Famous painter's eating disorder upset WWII agency (7) PICA+SSO<
MILLENNIAL (10) Sp3000 April 24, 2019, 9:21 p.m. sarathegood Take as needed from menial member of the avocado toast generation (10) take as needed from = letter bank operator: MENIAL
def = member of the avocado toast generation
INEPT (5) RainedMirror April 25, 2019, 6:19 a.m. AtheistSensayer It holds revolutionary writing implement out of place (5) I(PEN<)T
GO ABROAD (8) sarathegood April 25, 2019, 7:22 a.m. frictionlessemu Leave a country badger to eat one frat member (2,6) "leave a country" = definition, "badger" = GOAD, containing "one frat member" = A BRO
EPISODIC (8) phenomist April 26, 2019, 1:42 p.m. AtheistSensayer Recurring legend contains one turf (8) EP(I)(SOD)IC
DISTRICT ATTORNEY (8, 8) AtheistSensayer April 27, 2019, 10:07 p.m. Akumu Chief prosecutor is hard-nosed, interrupting halfway through a rant to remove you from competition (8, 8) DI(STRICT)AT(-ribe)+TO(-u)RNEY
ANY CLUE ENDING IN LEVEL (5, 1) abean077 April 28, 2019, 5:36 a.m. AuLeaf Characters in vassal country returned to the highest level (5,1) _CLASSA_<
ZEAL (4) phenomist April 28, 2019, 3:15 p.m. sarathegood Oddly, Zoe's all appetite (4) ZoEsAlL
DEFENSE ATTORNEY (7,8) AuLeaf April 28, 2019, 8:12 p.m. AuLeaf Defenestrate yon eccentric lawyer (7,8) DEFENSEATTORNEY*
DEFENSE OF THE ANCIENTS (7, 2, 3, 8) chaotic_iak April 28, 2019, 8:46 p.m. AtheistSensayer Eons hence, if daft teens engineered multiplayer battle arena (7,2,3,8) Anagram
TONSILLOLITH (12) sarathegood April 29, 2019, 7:29 p.m. AuLeaf Empty-hearted Hal is not returning with nearly underage crush, which gives a lump in one's throat (12) (TON+SI+L[LOLIT(-a)](-a)H)<
MOONLIGHT (9) Sp3000 April 30, 2019, 6:22 a.m. sarathegood According to Spooner, kook may work second job (9) Spoonerism: LOON MIGHT -> MOON LIGHT
Def: work second job
HORSE (5) frictionlessemu April 30, 2019, 4:04 p.m. Akumu Raspy-sounding equine (5) "hoarse"
HEDGEHOG (8) AtheistSensayer April 30, 2019, 5:22 p.m. SoftFro Prevent an opponent from returning to the stage after Final Smash from Sonic, e.g. (8) _H+EDGEHOG = [Sonic, e.g.]
ETCH (4) phenomist April 30, 2019, 5:25 p.m. AuLeaf Carve out of wet chalk (4) _ETCH_
ANY CLUE ENDING IN A BEAN (7, 7) abean077 May 2, 2019, 6:04 a.m. AuLeaf Step in eye exam about coloring, about a bean (7,7) RE+TIN(A+LIMA)GING
THEME (5) phenomist May 2, 2019, 5:34 p.m. skaldskaparmal The melody, essentially! (5) hidden word &lit.
FOX MULDER (3, 6) AtheistSensayer May 2, 2019, 6:31 p.m. AuLeaf "Returning male in uniform", X-Files' site describes Dana Scully's partner (3,6) Returning: reversal indicator
male in uniform X: M in U+X
Files' site: FOLDER
...describes: container/contents indicator
Dana Scully's partner: FO[(X(M)U)<]LDER
MAYPOLE (7) sarathegood May 3, 2019, 8:39 a.m. sarathegood Employ a new structure for spring or midsummer ritual (7) EMPLOYA*
def = structure for spring or midsummer ritual
NASH EQUILIBRIUM (4, 11) SoftFro May 3, 2019, 11:20 a.m. madjaqk Nubile Iraqi hums strangely, the product of a beautiful mind (4, 11) NUBILEIRAQIHUMS*
Definition references the Nash biography "A Beautiful Mind"
Thanks, wordsmith.org/anagram!
IODINE (6) phenomist May 4, 2019, 5:53 p.m. AuLeaf On the table, I eat after 10 (6) 10+DINE
SUBLIME (7) abean077 May 4, 2019, 7:04 p.m. Akumu Behave like dry ice beneath citrus? (7) ddef, dry ice sublimates (or sublimes) directly into vapor, and "sub-lime" hence the question mark
GREAT EXPECTATIONS (5, 12) AtheistSensayer May 4, 2019, 8:30 p.m. sarathegood Note: rations include loose tea, except where Miss Havisham lives (5, 12) G + R(EATEXPECT*)ATIONS
def = where Miss Havisham lives
FERTILE Idontknow May 4, 2019, 8:44 p.m. AtheistSensayer Fruitful file contains beginnings of emergency room timetable (7) F(ERT)ILE
HEROIC COUPLET (6, 7) Sp3000 May 6, 2019, 6:43 a.m. Linus A woman loudly utters “Oh, I see — A revolution authorized for me.” (6, 7) The definition part is “me,” referring to the clue.

The rest is charades: HER OIC COUP LET.
WAIT (4) sarathegood May 6, 2019, 11:02 a.m. sarathegood Stop gravity for audience (4) stop = def
gravity = weight (importance); homophone
SEE (3) RainedMirror May 6, 2019, 11:07 a.m. AtheistSensayer View the speed of light, reportedly (3) C sounds like See
DO (2) edderiofer May 6, 2019, 11:12 a.m. edderiofer Fuck party (2) ddef.
KAPUT (5) phenomist May 6, 2019, 5:58 p.m. sarathegood No-good vodka Putin hides (5) vodKA PUTin
FERTILE CRESCENT (7,8) AuLeaf May 6, 2019, 7:33 p.m. AtheistSensayer Inactive crescendo takes time following ironic reptile without record into Mesopotamian region (7,8) Crescendo - do (inactive)
Takes time + T
Ironic reptile without record FE(R)-ep(TILE)
SAAG PANEER (4, 6) AtheistSensayer May 7, 2019, 4:20 a.m. frictionlessemu Grease a pan, cook a spinach-and-cheese dish (4, 6) "a spinach-and-cheese dish" is the definition, "cook" an anagrind for GREASE A PAN
GRINDER (7) madjaqk May 8, 2019, 2:52 p.m. Linus Smile and turn red, pulverizing tool (7) GRIN+[DER]
LAMPSHADE (9) phenomist May 8, 2019, 6:15 p.m. Linus Clamps had each held a canvas over a bulb (9) cLAMPS HAD Each
POINTLESS (9) Sp3000 May 8, 2019, 8:08 p.m. AuLeaf Slip notes around to no end (9) POINTLESS*
SMASH (5) abean077 May 9, 2019, 2:04 p.m. AuLeaf Actor Elliott returning in quiet cinematic triumph (5) S(MAS<)H
KINDLE (6) AtheistSensayer May 10, 2019, 1:32 p.m. AtheistSensayer E-book reader linked incorrectly (6) Linked anagram
MUSEUM (6) phenomist May 10, 2019, 6:49 p.m. AtheistSensayer Mum accommodated use for gallery (6) M(USE)UM
SICK (4) RainedMirror May 10, 2019, 11:21 p.m. Linus Upset on the inside — ew! (4) The inside of “upset” is S. “Ew” clues ICK. &lit.
APRICOT (7) AtheistSensayer May 12, 2019, 8:03 p.m. AtheistSensayer Endless April starts to chill our taste for fruit (7) APRI(-l) C(hill) O(ur) T(aste)
NURSE (5) phenomist May 12, 2019, 9:15 p.m. AtheistSensayer Run back, nearly see caretaker (5) Run> se(-e)
YUCCA (5) sarathegood May 13, 2019, 7:06 a.m. abean077 Yuck, a sound storage site for nuclear waste (5) "yuck, a"
ARTIFICER (9) chaotic_iak May 14, 2019, 8:49 p.m. skaldskaparmal A terrific, eccentric inventor (9) (A TERRIFIC)*
XIMENES (7) phenomist May 14, 2019, 9:32 p.m. skaldskaparmal Crossword author is seen confused after mix-up (7) SEEN* after MIX reversed
AARDVARK (8) AtheistSensayer May 15, 2019, 2:43 a.m. level Animal's one way (via sides) to enter Noah's vessel (8) A+A(RD+V_A)RK [="Animal"]
GROSSLY (7) abean077 May 15, 2019, 6:58 a.m. sarathegood Painter of happy little trees is embraced by heartless girl at club in a vulgar way (7) G_(ROSS)_L + Y
def = in a vulgar way
STRANGE BREW (7, 4) sarathegood May 15, 2019, 9:11 a.m. AtheistSensayer Stew containing wingless crane, pig’s tail, eel’s head, and filleted bear makes odd concoction (7,4) ST EW
c(RAN)e
pi(G)
E(el)
B(ea)R
OMINOUS (7) phenomist May 16, 2019, 9:49 p.m. level Sans describes LOVE after one starts threatening (7) O_+MIN(O)US [="threatening"]
CAVORT (6) sarathegood May 17, 2019, 12:43 p.m. AuLeaf Frisk Victor or perhaps Tom's clothing (6) CA(V+OR)T
BOXERS (6) madjaqk May 17, 2019, 7:04 p.m. Akumu Unpleasant smell leads to unique parts of a Persian king's underpants (6) B.O. + XER(-xe)S
DERRING-DO (7-2) AtheistSensayer May 18, 2019, 12:49 a.m. AuLeaf Second admiral ordering strangely reckless action (7-2) (-a)D_+ERRINGDO*
GUIDE (5) AuLeaf May 18, 2019, 6:49 p.m. Sp3000 Lead Python developer ignores last error (5) Lead = GUIDO (van Rossum, Python's creator) - last + E
PIQUANT (7) phenomist May 18, 2019, 10:14 p.m. Akumu Colorful lead scientist and numerical analyst (7) Colorful = P.I. + QUANT
GLEAN (5) sarathegood May 19, 2019, 6:57 p.m. AuLeaf Good tip to learn (5) G+LEAN
TO AND FRO (2, 3, 3) AtheistSensayer May 20, 2019, 8:37 a.m. AuLeaf Shaking darn foot back and forth (2,3,3) TOANDFRO*
RHODE ISLAND (5, 6) phenomist May 20, 2019, 10:16 p.m. prawo Call line of phone terminal in East Coast state (5,6) Call = homophone
line (of) = "row"
phone (verb) = "dial"
terminal = "end"
J.LO (1.2) Sp3000 May 21, 2019, 4:51 a.m. AuLeaf This "Idol" judge might return to show! (1.2) _JLO_<

https://hollywoodlife.com/2019/05/20/jennifer-lopez-steven-tyler-american-idol-judges-new-panel-season-3/
(based on a semi-&lit I did for Alan Connor's crossword roundup on the Guardian blog)
ANAGRIND (8) SoftFro May 21, 2019, 7:54 p.m. SoftFro Elsa’s sister smiled. “Say something crazy?” (8) "Anna grinned". [Something crazy] is def, surface is a Frozen quote.
SWITCH (6) chaotic_iak May 21, 2019, 7:59 p.m. Linus Console hag after last rites (6) WITCH after S
PILLOW CASE (6, 4) AtheistSensayer May 22, 2019, 5:50 p.m. Akumu Sleep surface lacking in special plastic (6, 4) PIL(LOW)CASE*
SIGNATURE (9) phenomist May 23, 2019, 12:58 a.m. AtheistSensayer Returning soldiers type to John Hancock (9) SIG< = returning soldiers
NATURE = type

John Hancock = signature
AMPUTATE (8) sarathegood May 23, 2019, 8:17 a.m. anagram Cut top-grade meat, put ground up (8) A+(MPUTATE)*
PICKUP (6 OR 4,2) AuLeaf May 25, 2019, 9:58 a.m. AtheistSensayer Baby dog carries gross catch (4,2) P(ICK)UP

Catch is syn for pick up (verb)
ANY CLUE USING A WORDPLAY DEVICE FROM PEACHES (?) edderiofer May 25, 2019, 4:51 p.m. SoftFro Blooper jumps into water to get Mario Kart racers (7) DIVES -> DRIVERS
POLYCHROMATIC (13) Akumu May 25, 2019, 10:14 p.m. sarathegood Having multiple partners bewildering to a chic Mr Rainbow (13) POLY + CHROMATIC* = rainbow (adj)
TAUTOLOGY (9) phenomist May 25, 2019, 10:29 p.m. AtheistSensayer Double pi to logarithm of y gives formally redundant proposition (9) 2pi = Tau
+ TO
+ LOG(Y)
CAKE (4) RainedMirror May 26, 2019, 4:37 a.m. AtheistSensayer Erica keeps hiding dessert (4) ameri(CA KE)eps
RAINSTORM (9) AtheistSensayer May 26, 2019, 2:31 p.m. AuLeaf Initially rushing liquid rams into deluge (9) R_+AINSTORM*
BROWNIE (7) AuLeaf May 27, 2019, 11:01 a.m. AuLeaf Dude spilled wine on chocolate square (7) BRO+WNIE*
UPSIDE DOWN (6, 4) phenomist May 27, 2019, 10:55 p.m. Linus It, itself, is umop apisdn? (6, 4) Write "upside down" upside down. Remember that a typed "a" looks different from a handwritten one.
MASKING TAPE (7, 4) sarathegood May 28, 2019, 8:09 a.m. AtheistSensayer Painter’s assistant haphazardly making paste (7,4) Makingpaste*
ATELIER (7) level May 29, 2019, 3:45 a.m. AtheistSensayer I reply back after horrendously late workshop (7) ATEL* + I + ER<
QUARTZ (6) RainedMirror May 29, 2019, 11:57 a.m. prawo Rock arenas' music (6) arenas' music = "courts"
PHILOSOPHY (10) phenomist May 29, 2019, 11:03 p.m. AtheistSensayer Oh, sly hippo, gone berserk for the love of wisdom (10) Ohslyhippo*
ARAMIS (6) Sp3000 May 30, 2019, 12:27 a.m. AuLeaf Weapon is draped over one musketeer (6) AR(A)M+IS
AMBIGRAM (8) AuLeaf May 30, 2019, 8:44 a.m. SoftFro “The Good Place” writer Megan going around vast suns, perhaps (8) suns, perhaps = AM(BIG)RAM
CRUISE (6) AtheistSensayer May 31, 2019, 5:48 a.m. sarathegood In the sound, teams of rowers move smoothly and effortlessly (6) Homophone: CREWS/CRUISE
("In the sound" has surface reading sound = broad ocean inlet)
CHIMNEY (7) phenomist May 31, 2019, 11:26 p.m. AuLeaf Strangely, my niche is St. Nick's entryway (7) anag. MYNICHE
PROJECT (7) AtheistSensayer June 2, 2019, 10:26 a.m. AtheistSensayer Quietly, deviously jot rec for scheme (7) P+JOTREC*
THE SUN (3, 3) madjaqk June 2, 2019, 11:07 a.m. prawo Tabloid about schizo: "He nuts" (3,3) Sorry for the tasteless anagrind
PREY (4) Sp3000 June 3, 2019, 1:26 a.m. abean077 Subject eaten by Python! (4) P(RE)Y
&lit
PREDATOR (8) AuLeaf June 3, 2019, 9:36 a.m. sarathegood Horrible raptor swallows Ed in Schwarzenegger sci-fi horror film (8) RAPTOR* = PRATOR
PR(ED)ATOR
Schwarzenegger sci-fi horror film = Predator
PSYCHO (6) phenomist June 4, 2019, 11:33 a.m. madjaqk Perhaps someone young committing harm on leaders! (6) initial letters
GAME SIX (4, 3) madjaqk June 4, 2019, 11:57 a.m. madjaqk American military surrounds city in Iowa at times when Buckner screwed up (4, 3) "American military"=GI
"City in Iowa"=AMES
"times"=X (as in multiplication)
"when Buckner screwed up"=def (reference to the 1986 World Series)
G(AMES)I+X
JAVASCRIPT (10) mstang107 June 4, 2019, 4:58 p.m. prawo Indeed, German gangster is constrained by far-reaching code (10) Indeed, German = JA
gangster = CRIP
far-reaching = VAST
code = JA+VAS(CRIP)T
MERCENARY (9) AtheistSensayer June 5, 2019, 7:34 a.m. AtheistSensayer Mere carny disfigured hired killer (9) MERECARNY*
NAMETAG (7) Sp3000 June 5, 2019, 5:04 p.m. AtheistSensayer Old horse carries self-referential label (7) Old horse = NA_G
Self-referential = META
GATEMAN (7) AuLeaf June 5, 2019, 5:28 p.m. AuLeaf Name tag returned to ostiary (7) GATEMAN<
EXETER (6) edderiofer June 6, 2019, 5:31 a.m. edderiofer Sounds like someone who walks out of a city? (6) "exit-er" = EXETER
OMELETTE (8) phenomist June 6, 2019, 11:41 a.m. AuLeaf Egg timer turned to start scramble to obtain egg breakfast (8) O+MELE(T_+T_)E
RUBBLE (6) sarathegood June 6, 2019, 11:53 a.m. AtheistSensayer Barney remains (6) Ddef
PICKLE (6) AtheistSensayer June 7, 2019, 9:12 a.m. mstang107 Dilemma? Choose the French (6) PICK+LE
HOT AIR BALLOON (3, 3, 7) mstang107 June 7, 2019, 4 p.m. mstang107 Flying vehicle was initially hovering over there and in range before antiaircraft lasers locked on -- oh, no! (3,3,7) Initial letters
MIND (4) RainedMirror June 8, 2019, 10:32 p.m. mstang107 Benjamin Disraeli has a brain (4) Hidden in "Benjamin Disraeli"
ALPHABET (8) phenomist June 8, 2019, 11:46 p.m. mstang107 Wicked Elphaba, time for some soup (8) ELPHABA* + T = ALPHABET
"Some soup" = ALPHABET (as in, some kinds of soup)
DAIRY QUEEN (5, 5) AtheistSensayer June 9, 2019, 9:30 a.m. AtheistSensayer “Prosecutor?” I confusedly query in Spanish restaurant (5, 5) DA + I + RY QUE* + EN
MATTER (6) AuLeaf June 9, 2019, 1:31 p.m. AtheistSensayer Right after non-glossy issue (6) MATTE + R
IN A SNIT (2, 1, 4) sarathegood June 10, 2019, 10:40 a.m. prawo Don'cha think keeping arsenic is mad? (2,1,4) IN(AS)NIT
TRIVIAL (7) mstang107 June 11, 2019, 10:05 a.m. mstang107 Weirdly viral, it is unimportant (7) VIRALIT*
PURSUIT (7) AuLeaf June 11, 2019, 4:10 p.m. Akumu Chase hind end of cheap headless animal costume (7) _P + (-f)URSUIT
GAVOTTE (7) AtheistSensayer June 11, 2019, 4:20 p.m. AtheistSensayer Brittany's folk dance got a vet confused (7) GOTAVET*
THE END (3, 3) phenomist June 11, 2019, 4:21 p.m. AtheistSensayer Thy endlessly messy need is fine in Italy (3, 3) TH(-y) NEED*
STIMULATED (10) Akumu June 12, 2019, 3:02 p.m. madjaqk Recreated the conditions surrounding accident; finally provoked a response (10) "Recreated the conditions"=SIMULATED
"surrounding"=insertion indicator
"accident finally"=T
S(T)IMULATED
EXTRADITION (11) edderiofer June 13, 2019, 3:07 p.m. madjaqk Removing criminals from the country is something we used to do regularly? (11) "Ex-tradition"
ORBIT (5) AtheistSensayer June 15, 2019, 8:32 a.m. frictionlessemu A path was not rebuilt evenly (5) "A path" = definition = even letters of nOtReBuIlT
SHIITAKE (8) Space_Kalak June 16, 2019, 10:11 a.m. AtheistSensayer Quietly, I repeatedly take a certain mushroom (8) SH + I I + TAKE
A CLUE THAT USES THE SAME NON-STOP WORD >=3X (?) phenomist June 16, 2019, 10:19 a.m. frictionlessemu It's a flat title with flat contents - completely flat (8) flat (as in apartment/residence) title is DEED, containing FLAT, gives DEFLATED = completely flat (like a tire)
MARCH (5) AtheistSensayer June 17, 2019, 8:35 a.m. prawo Steady pace on path from middle to high end (5) path=ARC, middle=M, high end=_H
CLEMENCY (8) mstang107 June 19, 2019, 9:26 a.m. edderiofer Removing part of fork from orange, Cyril, in short, has mercy (8) CLEMEN(-tine) + CY = "mercy"
LEVEL (5) RainedMirror June 19, 2019, 11:53 a.m. prawo Jumper turns fifty without jumping (5) Jumper turns=EVEL<, fifty=L, without jumping=LEVE<+L
KNOW-HOW (4-3) AtheistSensayer June 19, 2019, 1:04 p.m. AtheistSensayer King presently shows core expertise (4-3) K+NOW + s(HOW)s
MAN-EATING PLANT (3-6, 5) AtheistSensayer June 21, 2019, 2:12 p.m. edderiofer Soylent factory processing lantana pigment? (3-6,5) "Soylent factory" = MAN-EATING PLANT = (LANTANA PIGMENT)*

DIE/DICE (3/4) RainedMirror June 21, 2019, 2:25 p.m. AuLeaf Ultimately solid ice cubes scattered over a table (4) _D+ICE
POSSUM (6) mstang107 June 21, 2019, 9:29 p.m. AtheistSensayer Early intel group up in the evening for one who plays dead (6) P(OSS+U)M
SGDQ (4) phenomist June 23, 2019, 3:25 p.m. AtheistSensayer Initially San Gabriel Dairy Queen was warm weather recreational expo (4) Acrostic
DUNGEON (7) AtheistSensayer June 23, 2019, 5:08 p.m. Akumu Prison is a crap stretch of time (7) DUNG+EON
CHICKEN (7) sarathegood June 24, 2019, 12:44 p.m. Akumu Cowardly and stylish companion of Barbie (7) CHIC+KEN
EGG (3) RainedMirror June 24, 2019, 1 p.m. frictionlessemu Common breakfast food, for example, gets gobbled first (3) "Common breakfast food" = definition = E.G. containing G_
UNBEARABLE (10) mstang107 June 27, 2019, 9:33 a.m. AtheistSensayer Be workable after League of Nations follower is insufferable (10) UN+BE+ARABLE
NEOPETS (7) level June 27, 2019, 11:03 a.m. AtheistSensayer Central hopes captured in nets for artificial companions (7) NE(OPE)TS
EMPANADA (8) AtheistSensayer June 27, 2019, 11:29 a.m. AtheistSensayer Canada’s leader removed after anti-tech weapon turnover (8) EMP(-c)ANADA
PUN (3) phenomist June 27, 2019, 11:31 a.m. AtheistSensayer Groan-worthy goof obscured by spunk (3) s(PUN)k
SCRAMBLE CROSSING (8, 8) RainedMirror June 27, 2019, 11:32 a.m. AtheistSensayer Bleed, mostly angry, after stuff held by belt leads to chaotic intersection (8, 8) bleed mostly: BLE(ed)
angry: CROSS
stuff: CRAM
belt: SING
S(CRAM+BLE+CROSS)ING
METRONOME (9) AtheistSensayer June 29, 2019, 1:46 p.m. AuLeaf Dole confiscates crazy moron's timekeeper (9) MET(RONOM*)E
RAMPART (7) Linus July 1, 2019, 11:11 a.m. prawo Wall horn, for example (7) RAM PART
DUPLICATE (9) AuLeaf July 1, 2019, 12:17 p.m. AtheistSensayer Cupid late? Recklessly reproduce! (9) Cupidlate*
Exclamation mark is emphasis, not &lit
THEREMIN (8) AtheistSensayer July 1, 2019, 2 p.m. frictionlessemu Over yonder, the smallest musical instrument (8) Over yonder = THERE; the smallest = MIN.; musical instrument = THEREMIN
MULTIMETER (10) mstang107 July 1, 2019, 2:02 p.m. frictionlessemu Concealed by tumult, I'm eternally a tool (10) _MULT I'M ETER_ = a tool
XKCD (4) AuLeaf July 3, 2019, 12:33 p.m. frictionlessemu Webcomic's textual display of a laugh about Kansas City (4) Webcomic = XD around KC
YOUR FAVORITE WORD/PHRASE FOR GYM SHOES (?) AtheistSensayer July 4, 2019, 4:26 p.m. AtheistSensayer Tin ears embracing oddly keen footwear (8) SN + EA(KE)RS
LEAGUE (6) mstang107 July 4, 2019, 6:56 p.m. Akumu The French malaria consortium (6) LE+AGUE
DOUBT (5) AuLeaf July 6, 2019, 8:51 a.m. AtheistSensayer To dub “haphazard” is skepticism (5) Todub*
PLATITUDE (9) mstang107 July 7, 2019, 2:34 p.m. sarathegood Saw, at first, plentiful wiggle room (9) Saw = def
P(lentiful) + LATITUDE
CHRYSANTHEMUMS (14) AuLeaf July 8, 2019, 5:09 p.m. AtheistSensayer Friends, including Roy, heartlessly start to sing song to flowers (14) CH(R(-o)Y+S+ANTHEM)UMS
CHUTZPAH (8) AtheistSensayer July 10, 2019, 3:27 a.m. sarathegood After taking tea, crazy het up cat haz audacity (8) HET UP CAT HAZ - tea = HUPCTHAZ*
MINI GOLF (8) sarathegood July 11, 2019, 5:58 a.m. SoftFro Male Spanish swordsman in fiction heads to lone field where you might find a windmill (8) M+INIGO+L_+F_ = where you might find a windmill.
This isn't about Don Quixote.
HASHISH (7) edderiofer July 11, 2019, 8:22 a.m. edderiofer #like_pot (7) ddef. HASH-ISH
WHEAT (5) mstang107 July 11, 2019, 10:49 a.m. AtheistSensayer Energy included in what crop? (5) WH(E)AT
BELITTLE (8) AtheistSensayer July 12, 2019, 6:52 a.m. madjaqk Casually dismiss advice for aspiring dwarves? (8) ddef, with a question mark because the second definition is more of a pun than an actual definition
SUBSCRIBE (9) mstang107 July 14, 2019, 9:52 a.m. Deusovi Follow writer's apprentice? (9) "sub-scribe" punny double def
LIKE (4) Linus July 14, 2019, 10:03 a.m. sarathegood Valleyspeak discourse marker initially legitimized by Eisenhower (4) L(egitimized) + IKE
Valleyspeak discourse marker = def ("like, totally")
COMMENT (7) AuLeaf July 14, 2019, 10:50 a.m. madjaqk Note Mrs. French ensnared in scam--unpleasant, ultimately (7) "Note"=def
"Mrs. French"=MME ("madame")
"scam"=CON
CO(MME)N+_T
BELL (4) RainedMirror July 14, 2019, 1:30 p.m. mstang107 Be well without us, phone inventor BEWELL without WE
PATREON (7) abean077 July 14, 2019, 5:07 p.m. AtheistSensayer Peasant carried diseased rat to popular site of support? (7) P(ATR*)EON
KICKSTARTER (11) phenomist July 14, 2019, 5:09 p.m. AtheistSensayer Crowdfunding site reportedly abandons fish fry condiment (11) Kicks tartar
CARCASSONNE (11) chaotic_iak July 14, 2019, 7:53 p.m. sarathegood Game sounds like the beating of a dead horse (11) homophone of "carcass 0wn"
(Thanks, Dragon's Tomb)
MOPED (5) AtheistSensayer July 15, 2019, 8:10 a.m. sarathegood Scooter brooded (5) ddef (Scooter the Muppet for surface)
ANY CLUE INVOLVING A BINGO CALL (?) edderiofer July 15, 2019, 8:06 p.m. edderiofer Keep, like life begins? (5) ddef:

"keep like" = FORT-Y
"life begins" = FORTY (bingo call)
ARIA (4) mstang107 July 16, 2019, 6:28 p.m. mstang107 Endless font of song (4) ARIAL -L
ANY CLUE STARTING WITH CALL IN (?) SoftFro July 16, 2019, 6:34 p.m. Akumu Call in oak or pine to make a door (5) ENTRY ("in tree")
ESSEN (5) chaotic_iak July 17, 2019, 8:35 p.m. AtheistSensayer Scottish Lake dweller returned, without me, to German city (5) NESS(I)E<
RIGHT (5) AtheistSensayer July 18, 2019, 7:58 a.m. sarathegood Intoned ceremony correctly (5) homophone (rite = ceremony)
DEEP LEARNING (4, 8) wolf July 20, 2019, 9:24 a.m. Akumu Recognition of layered patterns of entreaty among Elks to mix gin after tonic, essentially (4,8) Recognition of layered patterns = DEE(PLEA)R+_N_+ING*
MOUNT EVEREST (5, 7) Linus July 20, 2019, 9:48 p.m. Akumu Strangely true, even in the majority of Hillary's conquest (5, 7) MO(UNTEVERE*)ST
ANY CRYPTIC CLUE (?) chaotic_iak July 22, 2019, 8:04 a.m. edderiofer Singer who's a sad young woman, slangily? (8) (4) BLUE+BIRD = "singer"

TEAL ddef.
DISEASE (7) level July 24, 2019, 9:31 a.m. chaotic_iak Horrible seaside sickness (7) DISEASE*
OF (2) phenomist July 24, 2019, 9:34 a.m. chaotic_iak Derived from detailed murder (2) "derived from" = OF(-f)
BREXIT (6) Timwi July 25, 2019, 9:40 p.m. Polaris King going through a little withdrawal (6) B(REX)IT = "withdrawal"
SINEW (5) sarathegood July 26, 2019, 5:42 p.m. Akumu Every point of the compass has one solid power (5) I (one) in S, N, E, W - every point of the compass
DEMESNE (7) Polaris July 26, 2019, 7:05 p.m. Akumu Reckless men seed their territory (7) MENSEED*
RICE (4) abean077 July 27, 2019, 9:34 p.m. sarathegood Author of Interview with the Vampire initially rejects diamonds (4) def = (Anne) RICE
R + ICE
APEX (4) level July 28, 2019, 9:42 a.m. Timwi Parrot with false crown (4) APE (parrot/imitate) + X (false)
OPUS (4) Linus July 29, 2019, 9:41 p.m. Polaris Creature with eight legs sacrifices first three for work of art (4) (-oct)OPUS
FOUR (4) mstang107 July 30, 2019, 8:11 a.m. Conqueror Amidst support, you power forward (4) Amidst X, Y: insertion indicator for Y in X
support: FOR
you: U
power forward (basketball position): FOUR
CODA (4) AtheistSensayer July 30, 2019, 9:12 a.m. wolf Fish for applause at start and end of performance (4) Fish: COD
applause at start: A_
end of performance: def
SALT (4) phenomist July 30, 2019, 9:52 a.m. Polaris Seasoning is prepared last (4) LAST*
WORD (4) AuLeaf July 30, 2019, 6:13 p.m. Polaris Microsoft program starts to write or read documents (4) WORD (init.), def. Microsoft Word
BONDAGE (7) AtheistSensayer Aug. 1, 2019, 6:07 p.m. dylanamite Sexual practice gone bad, grotesquely (7) BONDAGE* (anagram of GONE BAD)
BANDAGE (7) phenomist Aug. 1, 2019, 6:41 p.m. level Disallow and forbid latest season's dress (7) BAN+_D+AGE [= "dress", v.]
DONBURI (7) wolf Aug. 1, 2019, 7:09 p.m. Polaris Japanese bowl is bound to be mixed with half rice (7) DONBU*+RI_
FETISH (6) edderiofer Aug. 1, 2019, 7:56 p.m. edderiofer Statue of cod, for one, protects alien (6) F(ET)ISH = "statue"
KINK (4) chaotic_iak Aug. 1, 2019, 8:04 p.m. Polaris Headless lizard fetish (4) (-s)KINK
HENTAI (6) AuLeaf Aug. 1, 2019, 9:19 p.m. Sp3000 Pervert in heat creating sexually explicit anime (6) INHEAT*. This one wrote itself.
SAFE WORD (4 4 OR 8) abean077 Aug. 2, 2019, 5:38 p.m. Timwi Stop sign that few roads mess up (4 4) FEWROADS*
DISCOVERY (9) level Aug. 3, 2019, 10:12 a.m. Deusovi Invention of "Y̊"? (9) punny ddef: DISC OVER Y
LAST RESORT (4, 6) RainedMirror Aug. 3, 2019, 11:10 a.m. Penzo When no other options exist, endless lag and stress leads to curious rot. (4, 6) LA(-g)+STRES(-s)+ORT*
Def: "When no other options exist"
MOSCOW (6) wolf Aug. 3, 2019, 11:57 p.m. Polaris Sailboat behind Missouri city (6) SCOW behind MO = "city"
OUAGADOUGOU (11) phenomist Aug. 4, 2019, 12:03 a.m. AuLeaf Capital of Burkina Faso made out of pieces of Gouda (11) letter bank
SIGNATURE MOVE (9, 4) chaotic_iak Aug. 4, 2019, 2:36 a.m. level Conversion, for one, of character into silly G movies (9, 4) SIG(NATURE)MOVE* [= "Conversion, for one". Porygon2 is a cutie]
ED SHEERAN (2, 7) Penzo Aug. 5, 2019, 2:15 a.m. wolf Irish singer needs Hera for remixing (2, 7) [NEEDSHERA*]
HORNY (5) edderiofer Aug. 5, 2019, 12:23 p.m. zonotope Hoping to get some of brass instruments (5) ddef.: hoping to get some/of brass instruments
PROXY (5) phenomist Aug. 6, 2019, 12:17 a.m. EpicToast Investigate about "animal substitute" (5) PR(OX)Y / substitute
MUNCHAUSEN (10) AuLeaf Aug. 6, 2019, 6:33 p.m. zonotope Storied baron of Australia visiting German capital of Bavaria (10) MUNCH(AUS)EN
LASAGNA (7) chaotic_iak Aug. 6, 2019, 6:36 p.m. zonotope Italian meal in reverse: farts entering at the asshole (7) AN(GAS)AL rev.
WHAT'S UP (5, 2) EpicToast Aug. 6, 2019, 8:49 p.m. zonotope The ceiling, how's it hanging? (5, 2) ddef.
LAST (4) Space_Kalak Aug. 7, 2019, 4:24 p.m. Sp3000 Partially spoil a story's ending (4) _L A ST_ hidden
POUDRETTEITE tasthing Aug. 7, 2019, 6:24 p.m. dylanamite Gemstone loosely tied up to tree (12) POUDRETTEITE* = Gemstone
RESONATE (8) dylanamite Aug. 8, 2019, 3:56 p.m. EpicToast Notes are all over the place, making sound (8) NOTES ARE* / sound
NOTEWORTHY (10) chaotic_iak Aug. 9, 2019, 6:29 p.m. zonotope Significant other won't get frisky with you at first (10) (OTHERWONT)*+Y / significant
SENBAZURU (9) Timwi Aug. 10, 2019, 12:41 a.m. zonotope Strung-out Japanese brood in Subaru oozing with zen (9) (SUBARUZEN)* / strung-out Japanese brood
MR BRIGHTSIDE (2, 10) mstang107 Aug. 10, 2019, 10:37 a.m. zonotope Splice the one with backing track to get hit single (2 10) Interweave ("splice," as rope) MR RIGHT ("the one") with B SIDE ("backing track")
MR + B + RIGHT + SIDE / hit single
SET (3) EpicToast Aug. 10, 2019, 10:43 a.m. Timwi Scenery in grandiose town (3) grandio_SE T_own
SOKOBAN (7) chaotic_iak Aug. 11, 2019, 6:35 p.m. Timwi Game with boxes, or even — as you know — brains (7) aSyOuKnOwBrAiNs
ACCRETION (9) tasthing Aug. 11, 2019, 9:02 p.m. Happyjon Increase ecstasy in narcotic mix (9) (E+NARCOTIC)* = "increase"
RANGER (6) chaotic_iak Aug. 13, 2019, 6:41 p.m. mstang107 Hunter in strange robes (6) hidden in STRANGE ROBES
INTERSECT (9) level Aug. 14, 2019, 1:11 a.m. frictionlessemu Overlap between different cults? (9) ddef, "overlap" = INTERSECT, "between different cults?" = INTER-SECT
PLUM (4) Idontknow Aug. 14, 2019, 8:12 p.m. zonotope Short stout fruit (4) PLUM(p)
DISENFRANCHISEMENT (18) Space_Kalak Aug. 15, 2019, 3:44 a.m. wolf Depriving one's choice in fiend's mixture of creamy sauce (it has cream in it) (18) fiends mixture: [FIENDS*]
creamy sauce: RANCH
it has cream in it: IT has SEMEN inside (I'm very sorry)
Depriving one's choice: def for [DISENF*]+RANCH+I(SEMEN)T
REMIX (5) mstang107 Aug. 15, 2019, 5:55 p.m. wolf Once again, stirring movement during sleep at nine (5) Once again stirring: def (RE-MIX)
movement during sleep: REM
nine: IX
WASHMINSTER (11) Happyjon Aug. 15, 2019, 8:38 p.m. Penzo System of a Down under water involving odd scheme with cursed sin (11) WA(S_H_M_(odd)+INS*)TER
Def: "System of a down under"
"A" down under = Australia
INTERNET TROLL (8, 5) frictionlessemu Aug. 16, 2019, 2:25 a.m. zonotope Online agitator, in principle, has right to prowl (8, 5) IN+TE(R)NET+TROLL
POTLUCK (7) wolf Aug. 16, 2019, 11:31 a.m. Penzo Sinister dark cult operatives holding sacrificial feast? (7) _PO TLUC K_<
def:"Sacrificial feast?" Everyone in a potluck "gives up" a dish.
FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT (8, 9) EpicToast Aug. 17, 2019, 5:44 p.m. zonotope Parks/grasslands heard on the radio after loud, irritating, endless fireside chatter (8, 9) F + RANKLIN(g) + "ROSA/VELDT" (Parks/grasslands) / fireside chatter
ERDOS (5) chaotic_iak Aug. 17, 2019, 6:50 p.m. Timwi Math oddball in higher doses (5) high_ERDOS_es // Time Magazine called him “The Oddball's Oddball”
SUNSHINE (8) mstang107 Aug. 17, 2019, 10:41 p.m. Polaris Opposite of homebrew Super Mario game? (8) punny ddef.
1) Super Mario Sunshine
2) opposite of homebrew = opposite of moonshine = sunshine
I hope this works!
OPOSSUM (7) sarathegood Aug. 18, 2019, 9:10 a.m. zonotope Amount of most common blood type for a marsupial (7) O POS. SUM / a marsupial
O+ is the most common blood type
GOLD RUSH (4, 4) wolf Aug. 19, 2019, 10:32 a.m. zonotope "How to Get Rich Quick! Directions Inside!"? Golly! (4, 4) GO(L+D+R+U="directions")SH / how to get rich quick
OZONE (5) Linus Aug. 20, 2019, 11:16 a.m. madjaqk Fantastical land with one type of gas in the atmosphere (5) OZ+ONE="type of gas in the atmosphere"
NITROGEN (8) mstang107 Aug. 21, 2019, 9:16 p.m. Penzo NYPD chief disperses riot with oddly green gas (8) N_+(ITRO)*+G_E_N = "gas"
URANIUM (7) Idontknow Aug. 21, 2019, 9:20 p.m. zonotope Museum without a U? (7) URANI(a) (muse) + UM, def. = U
FEVER (5) RainedMirror Aug. 22, 2019, 9:12 a.m. dylanamite Feeling exhausted at first, then shivering, essentially! (5) &lit clue
F_ E_ + ___VER___
LEAD (4) phenomist Aug. 22, 2019, 11:46 a.m. Penzo Tip, like evidence aiding detective! (4) L_E_A_D_ (init.)
&lit
ANY PANGRAMMATIC CLUE (?) dylanamite Aug. 22, 2019, 1:05 p.m. dylanamite Abridged syntax with conclusive project in a frenzy, quite like my clue (12) Abridged syntax = GRAMMA(-r)
With conclusive project = +_T
In a frenzy = inside PANIC
Quite like my clue = PAN(GRAMMA+T)IC
VANITY (6) wolf Aug. 23, 2019, 1:21 a.m. prawo Large vehicle; it may end as a bathroom fixture (6) Large vehicle=VAN, it=IT, may end=_Y
BONZA (5) Happyjon Aug. 23, 2019, 1:28 a.m. Linus Spectacular, all but an A+ (5) BON(-AN)ZA. Using the noun meaning of spectacular ("time for the Skateboard Showcase Spectacular") and the adjective meaning of A+.
AMAZING (7) Timwi Aug. 24, 2019, 1:02 a.m. Timwi Impressive Reddit event with pizazz (7) AMA+ZING
TEMPEST (7) chaotic_iak Aug. 25, 2019, 2:07 a.m. AuLeaf Test disrupted by effect of lightning storm (7) T(E.M.P.)EST
SULLIVAN (8) AuLeaf Aug. 25, 2019, 5:01 a.m. Penzo Name derived from one-eyed monster in Pixar movie (8) Ddef:
"Name derived from one-eyed": Irish last name derived from "one-eyed"
"Monster in Pixar movie": Sully from Monsters Inc
GILBERT (7) wolf Aug. 25, 2019, 5:57 a.m. Timwi Shaking, spinning, and forgetting Minnesota dramatist (7) (TREMBLING-MN)<
HILBERT (7) frictionlessemu Aug. 25, 2019, 6:08 a.m. zonotope Provide half of number to handle problematic mathematician (7) HIL((num)BER)T / problematic mathematician (see Hilbert's 23 problems)
APPARATUS (9) phenomist Aug. 25, 2019, 9:39 p.m. e_is_cool Tackle AP Spanish for your final exams (9) "Tackle" = AP + (PARA + TU) + _S
NEPENTHE (8) Happyjon Aug. 25, 2019, 10:19 p.m. Polaris Drug that makes you forget endless desire surrounding suppressed, wishful heart (8) "Drug that makes you forget" = NEE(-d) (endless desire) surrounding PENT (suppressed) + _H_ (wishful heart)
NEPETA (6) Idontknow Aug. 25, 2019, 10:45 p.m. frictionlessemu Disciple's descendant to write back a letter (6) "to write back" + "a letter" = NEP< + ETA = "Disciple's descendant" (Nepeta is the descendant of a character known as the Disciple in Homestuck)
OH NO (2, 2) mstang107 Aug. 25, 2019, 11:17 p.m. Polaris John, obliquely concealing expression of dismay (2, 2) _OHN O_
BIRTHDAY (8) Space_Kalak Aug. 26, 2019, 2:35 p.m. dylanamite Confused by a third annual celebration (8) BIRTHDAY*
BALBIS (6) dylanamite Aug. 27, 2019, 1:10 p.m. Idontknow Within pubs, I blabber about the shape of rugby posts (6) (pubS I BLABber)< / “the shape of rugby posts”
HOMESTUCK (9) frictionlessemu Aug. 28, 2019, 12:48 a.m. Idontknow Flat Earthbound webcomic (9) HOME+STUCK = “webcomic”
OCTOPI (6) / OCTOPUSES (9) / OCTOPODES (9) Happyjon Aug. 28, 2019, 4:07 p.m. AuLeaf "Doctor Without Borders" letter following O works to produce 8-limbed cephalopods (6/9/9) _OCTO_+PI or _OCTO_+P+USES or _OCTO_+P+ODES
PARALLEL (8) phenomist Aug. 28, 2019, 4:30 p.m. level "Pennsylvania rally ended early, before first election"—local correspondent (8) PA+RALL(-y)+E_ L_ [= "correspondent"]
MEW (3) chaotic_iak Aug. 29, 2019, 2:17 a.m. Penzo Secret in game world! (3) _ME W_
&lit (Pokémon)
CARBONARA (9) wolf Aug. 30, 2019, 4:04 a.m. level Chopped-up bacon, containing primarily Romano—a familiar pasta, to conclude! (9) CA(R)_BON*+A+_R _A &lit.
FABLE (5) Penzo Aug. 30, 2019, 4:41 a.m. dylanamite Part of a bleak moral story (5) _F A BLE_
CREEPER (7) summitwei Aug. 30, 2019, 7:21 a.m. level Primarily combustible green organism needing no introduction, for one! (7) Primarily combustible = C_
green organism needing no introduction = (-t)REE
for one = PER (as in "each")
&lit.
BUTTE (5) frictionlessemu Aug. 30, 2019, 10:57 a.m. Deusovi Protruding part on Earth's surface! (5) &lit BUTT+E_
RUSTY (5) AuLeaf Aug. 30, 2019, 2:49 p.m. AuLeaf Timeless, dependable; or old, decaying? (5) (-t)RUSTY
LABOR DAY (5, 3) phenomist Aug. 30, 2019, 6:27 p.m. AuLeaf A broadly abused holiday (5,3) LABORDAY*
CITADEL (7) dylanamite Aug. 31, 2019, 6:44 a.m. dylanamite Keep a peculiar dialect (7) CITADEL* = Keep
APPLAUD (7) chaotic_iak Sept. 1, 2019, 9:31 a.m. Deusovi Put together a couple bits of appreciative, quiet praise! (7) put together [X], [Y]: concatenation indicator
a couple bits of appreciative: AP_
quiet praise: P+LAUD
POURBOIRE (9) Happyjon Sept. 2, 2019, 3:13 a.m. zonotope Tip: start to invest in rain wear (9) POUR + BO(I)RE / tip
ETERNAL (7) level Sept. 2, 2019, 6:58 a.m. frictionlessemu Eastern Alabama, but not as unchanging (7) EASTERN+AL - AS = "unchanging"
THE GAMBIA (3, 6) Timwi Sept. 2, 2019, 2 p.m. DuckDuckPwn Messed up game habit in West Africa Game habit* = in West Africa
JOKER (5) wolf Sept. 3, 2019, 6:22 a.m. dylanamite Prankster's child about to trick everyone, at last (5) J(_O _K _E)R = Prankster
SENEGAL (7) AuLeaf Sept. 3, 2019, 4:22 p.m. dylanamite Los Angeles' Simmons and Wilder travel back to an African county (7) SENEG+AL<
SHURIKEN (8) Happyjon Sept. 4, 2019, 8:01 a.m. Happyjon Hikers unshaken by shooting star (8) (HIKERS UN)*
BUSHIDO (7) mstang107 Sept. 4, 2019, 8:27 a.m. mstang107 President takes vow of honor (7) BUSH + I DO = "honor"
AMOK (4) chaotic_iak Sept. 4, 2019, 8:34 a.m. Deusovi Even farmwork is out of control (4) even letters of FARMWORK
HANABI (6) phenomist Sept. 4, 2019, 5:53 p.m. mstang107 Card game owned by Ghana bishop (6) hidden in GHANA BISHOP
ANY CLUE IN HAIKU WITH 5-7-5 SYLLABLES (???) Idontknow Sept. 4, 2019, 6:34 p.m. EpicToast Complimentary // brochure to "leave dangerous // poetry"-- that sucks (4, 5) FREE (complimentary) + (-ad)VERSE = FREE VERSE (poetry that sucks :p)
HARBORTH (8) quatrevingtneuf Sept. 5, 2019, 12:11 a.m. DuckDuckPwn Scorch arbor that contents man who uses matchsticks to prove (8) _H ARBOR TH_ = http://mathworld.wolfram.com/HarborthGraph.html
TENACIOUS (9) level Sept. 6, 2019, 7:19 a.m. summitwei X-ray center is half suspicious of iron (9) TEN+_A_+__CIOUS=iron
SMELL (5) Space_Kalak Sept. 6, 2019, 9:56 a.m. Timwi Suspect minor involved in trade (5) S(M)ELL = “suspect”
ZAMBIA (6) mstang107 Sept. 6, 2019, 10:03 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Jazz ambiance incorporated country (6) *Z AMBIA*
DELAY (5) chaotic_iak Sept. 6, 2019, 10:41 a.m. ev3commander Denmark's lead university rejected check (5) D_+ELAY<
Check = def (as in the stoppage or slowing of progress)
HELLO WORLD (5, 5) phenomist Sept. 6, 2019, 6:02 p.m. wolf Infernal face that notices red livid demons began a basic example (5, 5) Infernal: HELL
face that notices: OWO
red livid demons began: R_ L_ D_
a basic example: def
PETERSEN (8) edderiofer Sept. 6, 2019, 6:54 p.m. edderiofer Mathematician with a false pretense? (8) (PETERSEN)*
HARRIES (7) Idontknow Sept. 6, 2019, 7:02 p.m. Timwi Troubles confuse Sir Hare (7) SIRHARE*
MAILER (6) wolf Sept. 6, 2019, 10:48 p.m. Akumu A circular stack of paper, around fifty-one left (6) A circular = MA(IL)ER<
ANY LIMERICK CLUE WITH AABBA RHYME SCHEME (?) AuLeaf Sept. 7, 2019, 9:05 a.m. AuLeaf Start off with a citrusy highball / Then lop off first couple of eyeballs / And you'll get a verse / (Whose name comes from Erse) / Much like this one (but often more ribald) (8) LIMERICK(-_ey)
WISTERIA (8) quatrevingtneuf Sept. 7, 2019, 2:25 p.m. Polaris Mister flips his lid over me, on a lane in "Desperate Housewives" (8) (m->W)ISTER+I+A = lane in "Desperate Housewives" (i.e. Wisteria Lane)
(down clue only)
SPINEL (6) tasthing Sept. 7, 2019, 7:21 p.m. AuLeaf Character next to tee-off: Yellow Ruby (6) SPINEL(-ess)
MICROSOFT (9) mstang107 Sept. 8, 2019, 10:19 a.m. skaldskaparmal Sitcom for weird bunch of nerds (9) SITCOMFOR*
ASBESTOS (8) dylanamite Sept. 8, 2019, 12:24 p.m. zonotope A warning about leading carcinogen (8) A+S(BEST)OS / carcinogen
LIGHT (5) Penzo Sept. 9, 2019, 3:11 p.m. zonotope Land without a sun (5) (a)LIGHT / sun
MEME (4) summitwei Sept. 9, 2019, 6 p.m. SoftFro Me: Also me: ! (4) &lit: "Me: Also me:" is a ME+ME format.
BARTITSU (8) Happyjon Sept. 9, 2019, 6:26 p.m. Happyjon In Hobart it's used for combat (8) _BART ITS U_ = "combat"
BASEL (5) ev3commander Sept. 9, 2019, 6:49 p.m. Linus Problem of calculating 1+1/4+1/9+1/16+1/25+... in base 50 (5) The famous Basel problem
SUCCUBUS (8) quatrevingtneuf Sept. 9, 2019, 7:27 p.m. summitwei Demon lost medium yield to us (8) SUCCU(-M)B+US=demon
ZUCCHINI (8) Skynet000 Sept. 9, 2019, 8:08 p.m. Linus Squash Facebook founder memetically with swine flu (8) ZUCC+H1N1
PUCCINI (7) wolf Sept. 9, 2019, 8:45 p.m. phenomist Composer in Starcraft league retreats (7) (IN ICCUP)<
YUCCA (5) phenomist Sept. 9, 2019, 9:17 p.m. zonotope Soapweed in your cocoa unevenly (5) odd letters of "your cocoa" / soapweed
ELISION (7) AuLeaf Sept. 10, 2019, 6:45 a.m. AuLeaf 51 in uproar about lack of space in cryptic clue (7) E(LI)SION<
BULWER-LYTTON (6-6) edderiofer Sept. 10, 2019, 3:48 p.m. edderiofer Bad fiction-starter's contest confuses wet TRON bully (6-6) (WET TRON BULLY)* = "Bad fiction-starter's contest"
ORDINAL (7) Polaris Sept. 10, 2019, 9:01 p.m. Timwi Counting in crazy Rio land (7) RIOLAND*
CARDINAL (8) Space_Kalak Sept. 11, 2019, 1:46 a.m. AuLeaf Acute, as sin(45) perhaps? (8) ddef: Acute, as sin / 45 perhaps
NEWS (4) chaotic_iak Sept. 11, 2019, 3:23 a.m. Timwi Stories from all directions (4) N+E+W+S = all directions
SEPTEMBER (9) dylanamite Sept. 11, 2019, 7:23 a.m. wolf Start to fall and scatter pets’ burnt remains (9) Start to fall: def
scatter pets: SEPT*
burnt remains: EMBER
SPOONER (7) Deusovi Sept. 11, 2019, 8:12 a.m. level Character to encourage swapping initial phonemes?! (7) SPOONER ("nu spur" spoonerism) &lit.
OVERPOPULATED (13) EpicToast Sept. 11, 2019, 10:45 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Too many people, um... burst in while she had part of her cycle (13) ER (um) POP (burst) in OVULATED (she had part of her cycle)
I DON’T KNOW (1, 4, 4) Idontknow Sept. 11, 2019, 10:57 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Nod to wink... strange, I'm not sure (1 4 4) /NODTOWINK
CONSTANCE (9) ev3commander Sept. 11, 2019, 8:16 p.m. Timwi City with no accents, strangely (9) NOACCENTS*
VARIANCE (8) phenomist Sept. 12, 2019, 2:56 a.m. ev3commander Stormy rain during a terrible cave conflict (8) CAVE* around RAIN* = conflict
WOLFRAM (7) wolf Sept. 12, 2019, 8:41 a.m. ev3commander German metal research company (7) ddef - tungsten in german/wolfram research
RAMESSES (8) tasthing Sept. 12, 2019, 9:50 a.m. zonotope Horse on the inside curves around American Pharoah [sic] (8) _R_(AM.)ESSES / "pharoah" [sic]
QUIDNUNC (8) Happyjon Sept. 13, 2019, 7:57 a.m. Polaris One who gossips in French who'd almost never in Spanish (8) QUI (in French, who) + D + NUNC(-a) (almost never in Spanish) = "one who gossips"
QUINCUNX (8) zonotope Sept. 13, 2019, 8:47 a.m. tasthing What Latin and Australian swear, where downtown is ultimately replaced with Switch codename pattern (8) QUI(D→N)+CUN(T→X)
IT (2) chaotic_iak Sept. 13, 2019, 9:09 a.m. dylanamite King's classic item split in half (2) IT__ = King's classic
SHITPOSTING (11) edderiofer Sept. 13, 2019, 12:57 p.m. dylanamite Painful, odd sensation starts during toilet activity, causing large amounts of crap (11) SHIT(P_O_S_)TING = large amounts of crap
FOGGY (5) mstang107 Sept. 13, 2019, 4:32 p.m. DuckDuckPwn Confused: beat without loss to Guyana? F(-L)OG + GY = confused
INFRACTION/INFRACTIONS (10/11) quatrevingtneuf Sept. 13, 2019, 11:43 p.m. zonotope Doing nothing about France is a treaty violation (10) IN(FR)ACTION / a treaty violation
FIERY (5) ev3commander Sept. 14, 2019, 11:10 a.m. wolf Spicy Italian guy replaces Italian first entry with Italy's last (5) Italian Guy: FIERI
Italian first entry: I
Italy's last: Y
Spicy: def for FIER(i->Y)
CASCADE (7) Timwi Sept. 14, 2019, 3:28 p.m. DuckDuckPwn Miracle singer takes a life ending fall (7) CASCAD(-A) + E
ANY CLUE THAT RESOLVES TO THE EMPTY STRING (0) phenomist Sept. 14, 2019, 10:17 p.m. Akumu Even I am empty (0) Even characters of "I"
BACTERIA (8) wolf Sept. 15, 2019, 9:32 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Simple life-forms care a bit, strangely (8) *CAREABIT
PHUB (4) Happyjon Sept. 15, 2019, 10:14 p.m. wolf Ignoring people that are next to you high in a pub (4) Ignoring people that are next to you: def
P(H)UB
RELAYER (7) ev3commander Sept. 16, 2019, 1:46 p.m. Timwi Recover strange, rare lye (7) RARELYE*
ARTISANAL CHEESE (9, 6) dylanamite Sept. 16, 2019, 3:21 p.m. dylanamite Traditional dairy product assortment has an article, see (9, 6) ARTISANALCHEESE* (assortment) = Traditional dairy product
ANY CLUE NUMBER ACROSS/DOWN (? 6/4) Penzo Sept. 17, 2019, 10:26 a.m. Sp3000 10A: Ancestors edited this clue (3, 6) TEN ACROSS*
RENDEZVOUS (10) Polaris Sept. 17, 2019, 1:12 p.m. zonotope Ronald and David... ooh, sounds like a date (10) "Ron Dave ooh" / a date
CLUE CONTAINING UR LAST WINNING CLUE’S ANSWER (?) EpicToast Sept. 17, 2019, 1:50 p.m. EpicToast Back out of limitless free verse (7) (-f)RE(-e) VERSE
CLUE WHERE WORDS ALTERNATE CONSONANTS & VOWELS (?) mstang107 Sept. 17, 2019, 2:44 p.m. Sp3000 Vowel, one for one "No Game No Life: Zero" female (FIVE) SCHW{a->I}, the lead female character of NGNL:Z
DO NEW CLUE TOO FOR FOUR OR MORE RHYMING WORDS (?) Timwi Sept. 17, 2019, 3:09 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Motion of the ocean is central notion to beginnings of devotion (4) TI (central noTIon) + DE (begin DEvotion)
LONGNECK (8) Happyjon Sept. 18, 2019, 11:33 a.m. Polaris Bad brown bare butts breaking bar beer bottle (8) LO(NG+_N _E)CK = "beer bottle"
ANY CLUE WHERE EVERY WORD IS THE SAME LENGTH (?) ev3commander Sept. 18, 2019, 1:49 p.m. Timwi Interrogate peculiarity punctuation (8, 4) QUESTION + MARK
JUST WHAT I NEEDED (4, 4, 1, 6) madjaqk Sept. 18, 2019, 3:50 p.m. DuckDuckPwn Circuit City jingle is exactly what the doctor ordered (4, 4, 1, 6) ddef
SEDNA (5) wolf Sept. 18, 2019, 4:40 p.m. Linus Faraway planet's Danse Macabre (5) DANSE*
CARTOGRAPHY (11) DuckDuckPwn Sept. 19, 2019, 1:32 p.m. zonotope Musician's body of work, no offense, reveals art in making charts (11) (-dis)C(ART)OGRAPHY / making charts
POUND CAKE (5, 4) AtheistSensayer Sept. 20, 2019, 4:31 p.m. zonotope Four ingredients make this batter a snap (5, 4) POUND (batter) + CAKE (a snap) / four ingredients make this
CLUE WHERE 1ST WORD STARTS WITH A, 2ND B, ETC (?) mstang107 Sept. 20, 2019, 6:45 p.m. AuLeaf Alien big cat, dragon, etc., from grave house IDs (8) CRYPT+IDS
INVOLVE (7) wolf Sept. 20, 2019, 7:02 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Cause vine to tangle around French flight (7) /VINE around VOL
REVOLVER (8) AuLeaf Sept. 21, 2019, 9:56 a.m. Timwi Arm advance in railroad (8) R(EVOLVE)R = arm (weapon)
CLUE SIGNIFICANTLY SHORTER THAN THE ANSWER (?) Timwi Sept. 21, 2019, 10:39 a.m. Deusovi u k? (4) THOU, double def: informal form of "you", and 1000
NEPTUNE (7) Skynet000 Sept. 21, 2019, 1:11 p.m. Polaris God is somewhat inept, unemployed (7) _NEPT UNE_
FRACTURE (8) quatrevingtneuf Sept. 21, 2019, 7:28 p.m. AtheistSensayer Break from crazy curt fear (8) CURTFEAR*
GIMMICK (7) EpicToast Sept. 22, 2019, 10:56 a.m. zonotope I'm taken in by grandmaster--I hate this gambit (7) G(I'M)M + ICK / gambit
HOMO SAPIENS (4, 7) wolf Sept. 22, 2019, 7:23 p.m. summitwei Elements of water and moss surround a strange pine, forming a person (4, 7) HO+MOS(A+PIEN*)S = a person
STAN (4) madjaqk Sept. 23, 2019, 9:12 a.m. AuLeaf Superfan that is tanning hides (4) _STAN_
KOMPROMAT (9) mstang107 Sept. 23, 2019, 2:03 p.m. zonotope Wild homecoming dance included time for explicit photos, perhaps (9) AMOK rev. ("wild homecoming") containing PROM ("dance included") + T / explicit photos, perhaps
STACKS (6) ev3commander Sept. 23, 2019, 7:46 p.m. wolf Files short nails (6) S+TACKS
SWEET HOME ALABAMA (5, 4, 7) tasthing Sept. 24, 2019, 1:27 p.m. summitwei "Blame the emos, waaa" - weird song (5, 4, 7) SWEET HOME ALABAMA*
UKRAINE (7) wolf Sept. 25, 2019, 9:20 a.m. zonotope Nation US leader requested to open probes into former VP candidate (7) U_ + K(R_)AINE / nation
PARASITE (8) quatrevingtneuf Sept. 25, 2019, 2:30 p.m. EpicToast Bloodsucker alien is a hit, in retrospect (8) ET+IS A+RAP<
PUTSCH (6) zonotope Sept. 26, 2019, 9:26 a.m. wolf Put someone - leaders - in charge! (6) &lit
PUT+S(some, one)+CH(leaders in CHarge)
CLUE CONTAINING A CHARACTER OR ITEM FROM CLUE (?) Timwi Sept. 26, 2019, 11:19 a.m. edderiofer Reverend's envious of new money and lawn party? (5) GREEN, 6x def.
CLUE CONTAINING A PIECE OR TERM FROM CHESS (?) EpicToast Sept. 26, 2019, 3:53 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Boring partner's inability to reach a conclusion? (9) STALEMATE
CLUE CONTAINING (4, 10) phenomist Sept. 26, 2019, 4:31 p.m. wolf Having strange concealing unit (4, 10) Having: def
strange concealing unit: CLUECONTAINING*
QUINE (5) skaldskaparmal Sept. 26, 2019, 8:10 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Malaria treatment removed in reproduction program (5) QUININE (malaria treatment) - IN = reproduction program
WARHOL (6) wolf Sept. 27, 2019, 10:12 a.m. Akumu Verbal battle spoils pop artist (6) "war haul"
BOND (4) Space_Kalak Sept. 27, 2019, 11:52 a.m. skaldskaparmal Chemical interaction inherent to carbon dating (4) carBON Dating
ARCEUS (6) summitwei Sept. 27, 2019, 7:53 p.m. skaldskaparmal Pokemon care about us (6) Pokemon = (CARE)* + US
OEDIPUS (7) tasthing Sept. 28, 2019, 6:48 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Endless change in work for man who loves his mother (7) EDIt (endless change) in OPUS (work)
SPHINX (6) Polaris Sept. 28, 2019, 9:15 p.m. Linus Classic riddle of trig function describing acidity (6) SIN(X) describing (as in outlining) PH
SEESAW (6) Penzo Sept. 30, 2019, 3:41 a.m. skaldskaparmal Watch a scary movie and rock gently back and forth (6) Watch a scary movie = SEE SAW
PAPRIKA (7) wolf Sept. 30, 2019, 9:33 a.m. sarathegood Dad swallows retro red cocktail and red spice (7) PAP(RIK<)A
(kir = red-coloured cocktail)
red spice = def
CLUE CONTAINING "CLUE CONTAINING" (?) AuLeaf Sept. 30, 2019, 7:41 p.m. AuLeaf Confederate soldier held two spots for weapon in Clue containing toxic metal (4,4) LE(AD+PIP)E
ISTHMUS (7) Polaris Oct. 1, 2019, 10:49 a.m. zonotope Narrow passage is seizing up after endless respiratory trouble (7) I((-a)STHM(-a)+U)S / narrow passage
FURNITURE (9) quatrevingtneuf Oct. 1, 2019, 10:16 p.m. Timwi Home commodities ready around vessel guarded evenly (9) F(URN)IT + _U_R_E_
HONK (4) chaotic_iak Oct. 2, 2019, 9:48 a.m. summitwei Almost perfect king makes horny noise? (4) HON(-E)+K = the noise of a horn
SYNONYM (7) zonotope Oct. 2, 2019, 7:31 p.m. skaldskaparmal Nintendo? Your mother initially went after refurbished Sony equivalent (7) N_ Y_ M_ after (SONY)*
PALINDROME (10) Idontknow Oct. 2, 2019, 9:36 p.m. phenomist Perhaps Level 51's in random name drop (10) "Perhaps Level" = PA(LI)NDROME*
LEVEL FIFTY ONE (5, 5, 3) mstang107 Oct. 3, 2019, 9:31 a.m. Timwi Common palindrome. Stylish, loud becoming new. A Smogon hunter. (5, 5, 3) LEVEL + (-n+F)IFTY + ONE
(Haiku courtesy by Autumn Leaves & Timwi)
BAD DOG (3, 3) madjaqk Oct. 4, 2019, 8:04 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Unwanted mongrel increase in swamp (3 3) ADD (increase) in BOG (swamp) = “unwanted mongrel”
ANY COLOR WORD WITH DEF NOT "COLOR" (?) chaotic_iak Oct. 4, 2019, 7:35 p.m. phenomist Communist site removed. (3) RED(-dit)
CARAMEL (7) level Oct. 5, 2019, 10:10 a.m. skaldskaparmal Sweet new camera left behind (7) Sweet = (CAMERA)* + L
WEB (3) skaldskaparmal Oct. 5, 2019, 4:45 p.m. phenomist Net is wearable! (3) Not an &lit, just a factorial selector
WE...B
CEDAR (5) quatrevingtneuf Oct. 6, 2019, 8:35 a.m. skaldskaparmal Undergrad ecologist protects overturned tree (5) undergRAD ECologist contains CEDAR backwards.
SPEEDRUN (8) chaotic_iak Oct. 6, 2019, 7:43 p.m. Skynet000 Go fast and end super strangely (8) go fast=SPEEDRUN*
HUMAN (5) RainedMirror Oct. 7, 2019, 10:16 a.m. Deusovi "Sort of race" describes knight perhaps following east of hard pullers' second member (5) Sort of race: def HUMAN
describes: [=]
knight, perhaps: MAN (a 'man' is another name for a chess piece)
following east of: [after]
hard: H (as on pencils)
pullers' second member: _U_
DANCER (6) Space_Kalak Oct. 7, 2019, 12:58 p.m. Deusovi "Sort of race" describes knight perhaps following east of hard pullers' second member (6) Sort of race: ACER*
describes: [around]
knight, perhaps: N
following: [after]
east of hard: _D
pullers' second member: DANCER (as in Santa's reindeer)
BOURGEOIS (9) Sp3000 Oct. 7, 2019, 3:41 p.m. Idontknow Members of the middle class urge in an exclamatory statement to be present BO(URGE)O+IS = “members of middle class”
CRADLE (6) AuLeaf Oct. 8, 2019, 9:35 a.m. Sp3000 Kindly hold back in field archery (6) Kindly hold = _ELD ARC_<
ANY CLUE WITH PRINTER'S DEVILRY AS WORDPLAY (?) edderiofer Oct. 8, 2019, 12:34 p.m. AuLeaf After looking for variation in coloration of Jovian moon mustelids, we have found only one, thin, Garret! A remarkable puzzler... (10) ...one thing: a rEDDER IO FERret!
def: a remarkable puzzler
THING (5) chaotic_iak Oct. 8, 2019, 7:57 p.m. tckmn Some faith in God is good (5) _TH IN G_
AMARETTO (8) quatrevingtneuf Oct. 9, 2019, 7:04 p.m. skaldskaparmal A mother otter returned quatrevingtneuf's really yummy ice cream (8) A + MA + RETTO<
PROMISE (7) RainedMirror Oct. 10, 2019, 3:48 a.m. Idontknow Papa is in Rome, I swear! (7) P+ROM(IS)E = "I swear!" (like the exclamation "Promise!")
LOREM IPSUM (5, 5) phenomist Oct. 10, 2019, 8 p.m. level Start off sad about broken promise or meaningless words (5, 5) (-g)L(OREMIPS*)UM [= "meaningless words"]
CRYPTIC CLUE (7, 4) Timwi Oct. 11, 2019, 11:15 a.m. EpicToast For example, this plea for epic cult to be disbanded (7, 4) for example, this // CRY (plea) + EPICCULT*
KANGAROO ISLAND (8, 6) Sp3000 Oct. 11, 2019, 1:27 p.m. Polaris Koalas adorning mysterious Australian area (8, 6) anagram of "koalas adorning"
ERRATUM (7) chaotic_iak Oct. 12, 2019, 9:02 p.m. Timwi Terror can't cut my regular trip (7) _E_R_R_A_T_U_M_ = trip (in the sense of mistake)
ORIFICE (7) level Oct. 12, 2019, 9:03 p.m. phenomist Outlet to first pay respects to Rhode Island agency (7) "Outlet" = O[f->RI]FICE (first pay respects = first F)
LEONINE (7) Space_Kalak Oct. 13, 2019, 1:37 p.m. Akumu Lion-like Japanese demon finally driven into shelter (7) LE(ONI+_N)E
SILLY SONG (5, 4) Timwi Oct. 13, 2019, 3:42 p.m. Timwi Fishy Sony gills for fishy tune (5, 4) (SONY GILLS)*
JAMES CAAN (5, 4) Sp3000 Oct. 14, 2019, 6:59 p.m. Polaris Dilemma: Convoluted case with an actor from "The Godfather" (5, 4) JAM (dilemma) + ESCA* + AN
MORSE CODE (5, 4) phenomist Oct. 14, 2019, 8:07 p.m. AuLeaf Captain ultimately out of time to enter additional SOS transmissions, say (5,4) MOR(SECO[-_n]D)E
SLAUGHTER (9) chaotic_iak Oct. 14, 2019, 9:11 p.m. Polaris Killing slice from four to zero (9) SLIVER, IV->AUGHT
CLUE W/ "TURING MACHINE" NOT MEANING A REAL TM (?) Idontknow Oct. 14, 2019, 9:56 p.m. phenomist Cleverly featuring machine (5) Hidden word: LEVER
CHICKEN (7) quatrevingtneuf Oct. 15, 2019, 1:04 p.m. AuLeaf Poultry in Spooner's kitchen (7) (k->CH)I(tch->CK)EN
LUPINE (6) AuLeaf Oct. 15, 2019, 3:03 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Wolf-like pack instincts primarily centered on moon’s shape (6) P* I* (pack instincts primarily) centered on LUNE (moon)
OVERFLOW (8) wolf Oct. 15, 2019, 4:11 p.m. Polaris Part of werewolf revolution is about to spill past the limits (8) _WOLF REVO_< = "to spill past the limits"
ASH (3) Linus Oct. 16, 2019, 9:09 p.m. Idontknow “Rapidash not fast” - Pokémon trainer who didn’t win a league in 22 years (3) (-rapid)ASH = “Pokémon trainer who didn’t win a league in 22 years”
TOLKIEN (7) Sp3000 Oct. 17, 2019, 12:06 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Not like scattered fantasy writer (7) /NOTLIKE
DEVIL (5) Penzo Oct. 18, 2019, 3:12 p.m. Timwi Monster from Vaudeville (5) _DEVIL_
ANGEL (5) Polaris Oct. 18, 2019, 3:16 p.m. Timwi Jewel in strange light (5) _ANGE L_
AWOO (4) chaotic_iak Oct. 19, 2019, 9:51 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Howling noise is a romantic gesture (4) A WOO (a romantic gesture) = howling noise
INCUS (5) Sp3000 Oct. 20, 2019, 9:22 p.m. Timwi Bone in pincushion (5) Hidden word
JACKBOX (7) summitwei Oct. 22, 2019, 12:36 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Game developer’s loot crate (7) JACK (loot, as in steal) BOX (crate) = game developer
BRUNCH (6) quatrevingtneuf Oct. 22, 2019, 1:22 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Group gets rest first before afternoon meal (6) BUNCH (group) gets R(est) = a meal that happens before the afternoon
PERFORM (7) Timwi Oct. 22, 2019, 3:59 p.m. Polaris Present for each girl or boy? (7) PER (for each) + F OR M (girl or boy?)
= "present" i.e. present to an audience
BRIDGE (6) Sp3000 Oct. 22, 2019, 11:17 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Wife-to-be takes groom’s head in back-bending position (6) BRIDE (wife to be) takes in G(room) = back-bending position
DISCOMFORT (10) RainedMirror Oct. 23, 2019, 1:32 a.m. skaldskaparmal Upset dev lead hacked Microsoft (10) Upset is the definition (which feels okay as a noun but I think it works better as a verb -- to discomfort someone).

Dev lead = D

Hacked microsoft = ISCOMFORT*
STAPES (6) AuLeaf Oct. 23, 2019, 6:31 a.m. phenomist Attaches/removes large bone (6) STAP(-l)ES = "bone"
REIMBURSEMENT (13) Happyjon Oct. 23, 2019, 9:45 p.m. Akumu Head cut off, arm and sack too, all of me, all given in rent payment (13) RE(_IMB + _URSE + ME)NT
ABCDE (5) LogThatData Oct. 24, 2019, 8:24 a.m. EpicToast Lincoln eats disc and a bunch of letters consecutively (5) AB(CD)E
NASHVILLE (9) Sp3000 Oct. 25, 2019, 9:04 a.m. Timwi Robert Altman movie named French town after economist John (9) VILLE after NASH = NASHVILLE, a movie directed by Robert Altman
OOF (3) EpicToast Oct. 25, 2019, 10:55 a.m. skaldskaparmal A terrible thing has happened. Not even Frodo returned (3) Not even Frodo returned = Remove the even letters of FrOdO, and reverse, giving OOF.
A terrible thing has happened = OOF in the sense of an interjection signaling empathy.
MALLEUS (7) AuLeaf Oct. 27, 2019, 7:20 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Initially lets undulations around edge of eardrum in men! (7) &lit
tip of eardrum in men is E in MALES; lets undulations initially L U go around the E
the MALLEUS is the first bone that transfers sound (vibrations? undulations?) from the eardrum to the rest of the auditory apparatus
ANY CLUE RELATED TO HALLOWEEN (?) skaldskaparmal Oct. 27, 2019, 9:10 a.m. summitwei Their extreme bareheaded physical attack is, on Halloween, a requested action (5) schrodinger clue for
T__R+(-K)ICK
T__R+(-B)EAT
= "on halloween, a requested action"
COCKTAIL (8) quatrevingtneuf Oct. 27, 2019, 7:29 p.m. Polaris Spooner has to discuss leafy greens for mixed drink (8) TALK KALE -> COCKTAIL
MEDIEVAL METAL (8, 5) Sp3000 Oct. 28, 2019, 2:19 p.m. ManyPinkHats Shaggy, Velma, and the rest go after the same revolting fused rock-folk (8 5) VELMA*+ET.AL. after IDEM revolting = MEDI<+EVALM*+ET.AL, a fusion of rock/metal and folk.
VERBIGERATE (11) Happyjon Oct. 28, 2019, 11:40 p.m. EpicToast Repeatedly say, say, say, part of speech, part of, say, speech (11) repeatedly say / homophone of (say) VERB (say, part of speech) + EDGE (part? sure i guess) + ORATE (say speech)
COCHLEA (7) Timwi Oct. 30, 2019, 11:57 p.m. Polaris Heal unnaturally after rooster's tail chopped off, becoming Latin snail (7) COC(-k)+HLEA* = "snail" in Latin -> COCHLEA
HALLOWEEN (9) Idontknow Oct. 31, 2019, midnight quatrevingtneuf Chicken out around everyone? Ought to pay up for this scary occasion (9) HEN (chicken) out around ALL OWE (everyone ought to pay up) = this scary occasion
THANKSGIVING (12) phenomist Oct. 31, 2019, 12:01 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Living large: in right place, a snake sags oddly at this bountiful dinner (12) THRIVING (living large) A.N.K.S.G in place of R = this bountiful dinner
PLEDGE (6) chaotic_iak Oct. 31, 2019, 12:42 a.m. Polaris Implored, for example, about promise (6) PLED + E.G.<
VETERAN/VETERANS (7/8) EpicToast Oct. 31, 2019, 7:08 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Long-time coveter and concealer (7) *VETER AN*
JACK-O'-LANTERN (4-1'-7) AuLeaf Oct. 31, 2019, 9:15 a.m. Timwi Clark, not Jane, confused pumpkin with a carved face (4-1'-7) CLARKNOTJANE*
MASCARA (7) quatrevingtneuf Nov. 1, 2019, 2:29 p.m. skaldskaparmal Makeup mom applies primarily to conceal scar (7) Mom = MA
Applies primarily = A
Together, they conceal SCAR between them.
DICTIONARY (10) summitwei Nov. 3, 2019, 1:55 p.m. skaldskaparmal Anagram indicator inventory concludes. It contains every word. (10) Anagram indicator = DICTIONAR (with anagram as the anagram indicator)
Inventory concludes = Y
It contains every word is the definition.
ENGLISH (7) phenomist Nov. 3, 2019, 1:56 p.m. skaldskaparmal Spin broken shingle (7) SHINGLE*
English = spin in the sense of billiards
LEXICON (7) ManyPinkHats Nov. 3, 2019, 1:56 p.m. Polaris Vocabulary in French: the "eleven" is, for starters, called "onze", naturally (7) LE (in French the) + XI (eleven)
+ C_ O_ N_ (for starters, called onze naturally) = "vocabulary"
ENUMERATION (11) Idontknow Nov. 3, 2019, 2:16 p.m. Penzo Regularly seen universal bit after me! (11) _E_N+U+ME+RATION &lit
ANY CLUE THAT USES ELISION (?) Timwi Nov. 4, 2019, 2:21 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Off, random? (4) F, R and OM = FROM (of)
LIBERTARIAN (11) Space_Kalak Nov. 4, 2019, 2:26 p.m. Akumu Freedom-lover put time and energy into bookkeeper (11) LIB(E)R(T)ARIAN
THE (3) phenomist Nov. 5, 2019, 2:04 p.m. Timwi This endless detail of Greek letter (3) THE(-t)(-a) = this
ENTIRE (6) summitwei Nov. 5, 2019, 2:17 p.m. Polaris All ten in order end in anger (6) ENT*+IRE = "all"
(I would not use "in order" as a general anagrind, but
in this specific case E, N, T are alphabetical so it works!)
DEJA VU (4, 2) Idontknow Nov. 5, 2019, 3:13 p.m. skaldskaparmal It's happened again. Most coffee aboard's gone -- used up. (4, 2) [down clue only] Most coffee = JAV(-a)
s gone used up = DE(-s)U<
aboard = DE(JA V)U = It's happened again.
SECURITY (8) Polaris Nov. 7, 2019, 2:24 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Town takes half of your top salary/earnings beforehand for protection (8) CITY (town) takes UR (half of your), top Salary/Earnings beforehand = protection
ELEMENT (7) chaotic_iak Nov. 7, 2019, 8:04 p.m. chaotic_iak "Like K, L, M, N..." said head teacher (7) Like K = def ("like potassium")

"L, M, N said" = EL+EM+EN (letters pronounced)
"head teacher" = T
BING AWAST (4,5) Happyjon Nov. 7, 2019, 9:37 p.m. Polaris "Being a waste, without any energy? Begone!" said James Joyce (4, 5) B(-e)ING AWAST(-e) = "Begone" as said by James Joyce
TENDON (6) quatrevingtneuf Nov. 7, 2019, 10:13 p.m. Sp3000 Takoyaki's first, finish with Japanese rice and battered vegetables perhaps (6) T_ + END ON = "Japanese rice and battered vegetables perhaps" (tempura donburi = tendon)
ZINFANDEL (9) edderiofer Nov. 8, 2019, 6 a.m. Timwi Im Magazin fand Elias Wein (9) I don't expect anyone to vote for this but it works as a German-language clue. _ZIN FAND EL_ = Wein (wine). The surface reading means “In the magazine, Elias found wine”.
RICOCHET (8) skaldskaparmal Nov. 9, 2019, 10:30 a.m. Akumu I crochet badly and bounce off the walls (8) ICROCHET*
GIGAHERTZ (9) Sp3000 Nov. 11, 2019, 3:51 a.m. SoftFro Shitty robot maker Simone has a frustrated outburst a billion times per second (9) GI(GAH)ERTZ = a billion times per second
GULES (5) Happyjon Nov. 11, 2019, 12:04 p.m. skaldskaparmal Tincture starts to grant us lads enviable strength (5) Initials
SCRABBLE (8) Polaris Nov. 11, 2019, 10:19 p.m. quatrevingtneuf For this game, draw to exchange one letter! (8) a dubious &lit
SCRIBBLE changes one letter
VEGAN (5) quatrevingtneuf Nov. 12, 2019, 2:38 p.m. skaldskaparmal Victor started off second grade not eating meat (5) V+(-b)EGAN
where "off second grade" = remove B, as in A, B, C, D, F
BLACK (5) Sp3000 Nov. 13, 2019, 5:33 a.m. skaldskaparmal Don't have to go after band's lead singer who knows what day it is? (5) Don't have = LACK
band's lead = B
Singer, who knows what day it is = (rebecca) BLACK
HEADCANON (9) phenomist Nov. 13, 2019, 12:11 p.m. prawo Bathroom aboard ship? Bathroom aboard ship? (9) Bathroom aboard ship? = HEAD
Bathroom = CAN
aboard = ON
ship? = Particular example of HEAD+CAN+ON
AWAY (4) Sp3000 Nov. 15, 2019, 3:36 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Travelling team’s top-grade technique (4) A (top-grade) + WAY (technique) = travelling team, as opposed to home
ENEMY (5) skaldskaparmal Nov. 15, 2019, 5:06 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Adversary opposed by men escapes containment (5) *Y MEN E*
DUBIOUS (7) summitwei Nov. 17, 2019, 3:31 p.m. skaldskaparmal Shady friend returns with debts (7) DUB<+IOUS
NEKO (4) Sp3000 Nov. 17, 2019, 4:45 p.m. Timwi Cat is regularly on desktop (4) _N _E_K_O_
HOT DOG (3, 3) EpicToast Nov. 17, 2019, 9:05 p.m. skaldskaparmal God, to Hebrews: "Eating this is not right!" (3, 3) Hidden word clued by "eating this" found leftwards ("is not right") &lit
BUTTER (6) Timwi Nov. 18, 2019, 6:36 p.m. skaldskaparmal Some insects wanting other insects for food (6) Some insects = BUTTERFLIES
wanting other insects = subtract FLIES
to get BUTTER = food
CREAM (5) edderiofer Nov. 19, 2019, 12:16 p.m. Polaris Eric goes back and loses—I am the best (5) C(-i)RE< + AM = "the best" as in the cream of the crop
SPEED (5) Sp3000 Nov. 19, 2019, 5:33 p.m. sarathegood Hurry -- ocean's rising (5) DEEP'S<
(down clue only)
ROBUST (6) skaldskaparmal Nov. 19, 2019, 7:30 p.m. skaldskaparmal Robot wanting love hugs us tight (6) ROB(-o)(US)T = tight
CRAMP/CRAMPS (5/6) quatrevingtneuf Nov. 20, 2019, 9:49 a.m. skaldskaparmal It's a pain to study piano (5) to study = CRAM, piano = P
CUP (3) EpicToast Nov. 20, 2019, 1:11 p.m. Polaris Mug topped up with coffee to start (3) C_ + UP ("up" is topped with "c") = container
(down clue only)
HARDBASS (8) Sp3000 Nov. 21, 2019, 6:59 p.m. skaldskaparmal Bard has arranged show's opening music (8) (HARDBAS)*+S_ = music
PRIDE FLAG (5, 4) Timwi Nov. 22, 2019, 9:49 p.m. Akumu Failed RPG twisted symbol of inclusion (5, 4) FAILEDRPG*
KOW (3) Happyjon Nov. 23, 2019, 6:46 p.m. Polaris Ganzhou Huangjin Airport turned away Chinese stir frying pan(3) WOK backwards ("turned away" is the full indicator)
KOW is the IATA airport code for Ganzhou Huangjin Airport
BELOW (5) skaldskaparmal Nov. 23, 2019, 8:17 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Shout less; start to listen at a more basic level (5) BELLOW (shout) - L (start to listen) = at a more basic level
ANIMAL (6) Sp3000 Nov. 24, 2019, 1:34 p.m. phenomist For example, chicken turnover plate "For example, chicken" = LAMINA rev.
VEGETABLE (9) phenomist Nov. 24, 2019, 9:52 p.m. Linus Super Saiyan starts to build large energy plant (9) VEGETA+B,L,E
MINERAL (7) Polaris Nov. 25, 2019, 3:58 p.m. phenomist Rock goddess turning five into fifty at the end (7) MINERVA, take V and change it to L and put it at the end = MINERAL (rock)
SEASICKNESS (11) Sp3000 Nov. 26, 2019, 1:48 p.m. EpicToast Son, I see snacks all over the place, which causes dizziness (11) S + I SEE SNACKS*
WAX (3) skaldskaparmal Nov. 27, 2019, 9:02 p.m. Polaris By the sound of it, smacks grow stronger (3) sounds like "whacks"
WAX = "grow stronger" (e.g. wax poetic)
ESCHATOLOGY (11) phenomist Nov. 28, 2019, 1:53 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Yoga clothes confused ideas about how things could end for us (11) /YOGACLOTHES = ideas about how things could end for us
BASS DROP (4, 4) OR BASSDROP (8) Sp3000 Nov. 28, 2019, 11:26 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Proctologist captivated by catchy song’s musical climax? (4 4) ASS DR (proctologist) captured by BOP (catchy song) = musical climax
AUTOCHTHON (10) Happyjon Nov. 29, 2019, 5:40 a.m.
DISTRACT (8) OR DISTRACTION (11) EpicToast Nov. 30, 2019, 11:40 a.m. prawo Pronouncement: "Holding skills back creates mental burden" (11) DI(STRA<)CTION
SURPRISE (8) Sp3000 Dec. 1, 2019, 3:36 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Announce gentleman’s title and award without warning (8) sounds like SIR (gentleman’s title) and PRIZE (award)
SPANISH INQUISITION (7, 11) phenomist Dec. 1, 2019, 3:38 a.m. Polaris After time, I climb with French who sit with me on group that nobody expects (7, 11) SPAN (time) + I + SHIN (climb) +
QUI (French who) + SIT + I (me) + ON
= group that nobody expects
(referencing Monty Python skit)
JINGLE (6) Space_Kalak Dec. 1, 2019, 3:44 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Beijing leader’s got a catchy tune (6) *JING LE*
BEAT (4) Sp3000 Dec. 3, 2019, 4:37 a.m. Timwi Fatigued person with unconventional style and no family backing (4) BEATNIK (person with unconventional style) - kin<
SHAVE (5) quatrevingtneuf Dec. 4, 2019, 10:43 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Use a razor to rescue ensnared fish's tail (5) SAVE (to rescue) ensnared H (fish's tail) = use a razor
MELODY (6) Sp3000 Dec. 5, 2019, 4:51 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Why do lemurs partially return a vocalization? (6) *Y DO LEM*
NIDORAN OR NIDORAN♂ OR NIDORAN♀ (7 OR 8) Linus Dec. 7, 2019, 12:38 p.m. quatrevingtneuf A Pokemon, when chi depleted, finishes berry that restores HP (7) *N *I *D (when chi depleted finishes) + ORAN (berry that restores 10HP) = pokemon
ANY NON-ALPHANUMERIC GLYPH THAT ISN'T ♀ (1) AuLeaf Dec. 8, 2019, 8:31 a.m. edderiofer ✄☮️⑴ ✌ ddef.
THE QUICK BROWN [...] LAZY DOG (3 5 5 3 5 4 3 4 3) Timwi Dec. 9, 2019, 11:12 a.m. phenomist Pangram pitched with scorer's copy to 100 kilobytes, before fog envelops teams' lawyer receiving grader (so green!), unclear with appendix (3 5 5 3 5 4 3 4 3) pitched = THROWN
scorer = EQUIFAX
copy to 100 kilobytes fax->C+KB
TH(EQUI(fax->C+KB))ROWN
FOG envelops:
teams = OX (tictactoe)
lawyer = JD (juris doctor)
receiving:
grader = UMP
so green = SO VERT (heraldry)
unclear = HAZY
appendix = EL (as in an annex)
F(OX+J(UMP+SO+VERT+H(EL)AZY)D)OG
HEARTBEAT (9) Sp3000 Dec. 9, 2019, 2:13 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Distressed? Breathe at body’s natural rhythm (9) /BREATHEAT (distressed is anagram indicator) = body’s natural rhythm
SPRUIK (6) Happyjon Dec. 9, 2019, 3:55 p.m. phenomist Are you engaged in interrupted riddle discourse? (6) Are you = RU
engaged in = contained in
interrupted = remove last letter
riddle = SPIKE (as in "to poke holes in")

"discourse" = SP(RU)IK_
REITERATE (9) chaotic_iak Dec. 10, 2019, 5:38 a.m. phenomist Repeat class after setback: poor grade? (9) Repeat def
class = RATE
after = after
setback = reversal
poor grade = E TIER
"repeat" = (REIT E)<+RATE
ETHEREAL (8) lovemathboy Dec. 10, 2019, 8:38 a.m. quatrevingtneuf 2.7128... and the endless other numbers of its kind might be transcendental (8) E (2.7128...) and THE REALs (endless other numbers like e) = transcendental
NACHOS (6) quatrevingtneuf Dec. 11, 2019, 2:04 p.m. prawo Snack whose edges snap off! (6) _NAC_ _HOS_ &lit
GOD MORGEN (3, 6) Sp3000 Dec. 11, 2019, 7:14 p.m. Timwi Oslo greeting even age-old “I’m sorry” Gretna (3, 6) aGeOlDiMsOrRyGrEtNa
AUREOLA (7) lovemathboy Dec. 12, 2019, 8:42 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Light ring around dark spot around nipple around mum's middle (7) AREOLA (dark spot around nipple) around U (mum's middle) = light ring around
NEON (4) Space_Kalak Dec. 14, 2019, 5:25 a.m. summitwei The first (nearly) element of nobility! (4) N_ E_ O_ N_ is the second noble gas
PLAN (4) Sp3000 Dec. 14, 2019, 7:18 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Missing last piece from 2D area diagram (4) PLANE (2D area) missing E (last letter of piece) = diagram
SERENE (6) lovemathboy Dec. 14, 2019, 8:49 a.m. skaldskaparmal Renee's absurdly calm (6) SERENE*
VULPINE (7) lovemathboy Dec. 16, 2019, 8:51 a.m. summitwei Foxlike reverend, tug on grape plant (7) "pull vine" spoonerism = foxlike
HONEY (5) Sp3000 Dec. 17, 2019, 1:36 a.m.
AURORA (6) lovemathboy Dec. 18, 2019, 8:54 a.m. phenomist Glow of gold or ascended sun god (6) AU+RO<+RA, down clue only
RAWSTYLE (8) Sp3000 Dec. 19, 2019, 3:01 a.m.
CINQUE (6) lovemathboy Dec. 20, 2019, 8:32 p.m. prawo "Hundred" in Spanish what another number is in another language (6) "Hundred" = C, in = IN, Spanish what = QUE
CHEW (4) Sp3000 Dec. 21, 2019, 2:29 p.m. Penzo Gum is cold and hard, that's disgusting (4) C+H+EW = "gum"
YULETIDE (8) Space_Kalak Dec. 23, 2019, 2:33 p.m. Polaris A certain snowman obtains soul, starts off half-dead for Christmastime (8) Y((-so)UL)ETI+DE(-ad) = Christmastime
"a certain snowman" clues the abominable snowman, aka the yeti
I originally envisioned this with a Frosty the Snowman vibe but it ended up leaning into the horror genre
MERRY (5) AuLeaf Dec. 23, 2019, 10:19 p.m. edderiofer Happy and wed, we hear? (5) MERRY = "MARRY" (if you have the merry-marry merger)
SECRET (6) lovemathboy Dec. 24, 2019, 9:35 a.m. Polaris Almost leak that which should not be told (6) SECRET(-e) (almost leak) = "that which should not be told"
SOLVER (6) level Dec. 24, 2019, 9:35 a.m. Polaris Puzzlehunt participant, perhaps: "Very low, very unfinished" (6) SO (very) + L (low) + VER(-y) (very unfinished)
= "puzzlehunt participant, perhaps"
NIXIOUS (7) Idontknow Dec. 24, 2019, 12:38 p.m. Polaris Cancel debts as white as snow (7) NIX (cancel) + IOUS (debts) = as white as snow
probably the simplest wordplay you can make with this word
SANTA (5) edderiofer Dec. 24, 2019, 2:03 p.m. skaldskaparmal Worker in snowy Arctic, primarily! (5) S_(ANT)A_ &lit
DATA (4) Sp3000 Dec. 26, 2019, 1:57 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Partially audited a taxpayer’s information (4) *D A TA* = information
FROSTBITE (9) Koala Dec. 29, 2019, 1:02 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Sting from the cold destroyed softer bit (9) /SOFTERBIT = sting from the cold
FAR (3) Sp3000 Dec. 29, 2019, 3:11 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Just missing one? Not even close (3) FAIR (just) missing I (one) = not even close
NEW YEAR (3,4) summitwei Dec. 31, 2019, 9:03 p.m. quatrevingtneuf 2020 sheep close to Spooner (3 4) spoonerism EWE NEAR (sheep close to)
RESOLUTION (10) EpicToast Dec. 31, 2019, 9:04 p.m. SoftFro Concerning the answer to 2560 x 1600, for instance (10) RE+SOLUTION = [2560 x 1600, for instance]
FESTS (5) Sp3000 Jan. 2, 2020, 9:30 p.m. skaldskaparmal Foreigner's extremely round estimate: "Dos" (5) Foreigner's extremely = F_S
round = containing
estimate = EST
Making F(EST)S = Dos (plural of Do = party)
SPLIT/SPLITS (5/6) quatrevingtneuf Jan. 7, 2020, 8:47 a.m.
FLU (3) Sp3000 Jan. 9, 2020, 11:07 p.m. Penzo Bug darted around in the audience (3) "flew" homophone
Def: "Bug"
FUELS (5) Sp3000 Jan. 13, 2020, 11:27 p.m. Linus A car's power sources are questionably useful when it doesn't start (5) (-u)SEFUL*
MESSIER (7) edderiofer Jan. 19, 2020, 10:48 a.m. edderiofer Like some astronomical objects with stars all over the place?! (7) MESSIER ddef &lit (as in the Messier objects, and because these astronomical objects are messier than others where the stars aren't all over the place)
PENNY (5) quatrevingtneuf Jan. 20, 2020, 10:04 a.m. svenmoose42 Change in the open? Nymphomaniac! (5) Penny is a coin, so it's change. Wordplay: it's in oPEN NYmpho
PARK (4) AuLeaf Jan. 21, 2020, 7:20 a.m. wolf Stop an impeached Korean president (4) ddef
SEMIAUTOMATIC (13) skaldskaparmal Jan. 23, 2020, 8:51 a.m. prawo Rifle through Times back issue, Sun's related coverage, and Globe (Mass.) article on Twitch (13) through Times back issue, Sun's related coverage = through TIMES<, insert AU
Globe = O, Mass. = M, article = A, Twitch = TIC
Rifle = SEMI(AU)T<+O+M+A+TIC
AQUA (4) skaldskaparmal Jan. 27, 2020, 10:06 a.m. Polaris Queen wears gold and a shade of blue (4) A(Q)U+A
BLUEBIRD (8) RainedMirror Jan. 27, 2020, 5:28 p.m. Linus Rev. Spooner describes ghost of Mario seen through a Gaussian filter as an omen of happiness (8) BOO, BLURRED (sorry Mad Jaqk I stole it)
GRAMMY (6) Penzo Jan. 30, 2020, 2:11 a.m. Penzo Disheartened mom taken in by old nana (6) GRA(M(-o)M)Y = "nana"
ACCOMPANY (9) skaldskaparmal Jan. 31, 2020, 5:57 p.m.
PI ( 2) svenmoose42 Feb. 3, 2020, 5:20 a.m. Polaris They say Shakespeare's plays are encoded in this intellectual property, backwards (2) IP backwards
referring to the myth saying that Shakespeare's plays are encoded in the digits of pi
(I find it amusing when really short answers have really long clues)
ANY CLUE WHOSE ANSWER IS AN MLP:FIM CHARACTER (?) edderiofer Feb. 4, 2020, 3:57 p.m. skaldskaparmal Trixie's henchman's songs occasionally describe timeless end (5 or 6) songs occasionally = S_N_S
describe = container
timeless = (-t)
end = TIP or TAIL, giving
S_N_((-t)IP)S or S_N_((-t)AIL)S
INEVITABLE (10) EpicToast Feb. 8, 2020, 9:58 a.m. Akumu B Line twists around Perón but will always arrive in the end (10) IN(EVITA)BLE*
CORONA (6) phenomist Feb. 10, 2020, 10:09 a.m. Akumu Mythical bird takes flight on a star's outer atmosphere (6) (down clue) COR< + ON + A
VIRUS (5) wolf Feb. 10, 2020, 10:21 a.m. seanm Contagion makes survival questionable without introduction of vaccines and laws (5) (SURVI(-V_ A_ L_))*
Contagion = definition
survival questionable = SURVIVAL*
without introduction of vaccines and laws = delete initials VAL
ANY CLUE CONTAINING "NO" OR "NOT" (?) chaotic_iak Feb. 10, 2020, 7:17 p.m. EpicToast Not no no no no no not no no trumpet sound (4) trumpet sound // (-NO)T (not, no no) + (-N)O (no, no no) + (-N)OT (not, no no)
LOVE (4) EpicToast Feb. 13, 2020, 9:23 a.m. EpicToast Hey, Valentine’s emotion, primarily! (4) LO + V(-alentine’s) E(-motion)
HEARTS (6) AuLeaf Feb. 15, 2020, 9:33 a.m. Timwi Earth's strange organs (6) EARTHS*
PRESIDENT (9) mstang107 Feb. 17, 2020, 8:53 a.m. Penzo Political leader backed by party involved in real estate money! (9) P_+RE(SIDE)NT &lit
HAND (4) Sp3000 Feb. 17, 2020, 1:22 p.m. mstang107 Give Hungary's premier back some codes? (4) H_+(DNA="some codes" reversed) = "give"
DASHING (7) mstang107 Feb. 19, 2020, 9:52 p.m. mstang107 Gandhi's weirdly attractive (7) GANDHIS* = "attractive"
HAT (3) Sp3000 Feb. 20, 2020, 1:05 p.m. Timwi Piece of stylish attire! (3) &lit; hidden word
PIERCE (6) quatrevingtneuf Feb. 21, 2020, 2:23 p.m. Akumu Stick the landing this time (6) "Stick" = PIER + CE (common era)
LOSE (4) Sp3000 Feb. 23, 2020, 1:30 p.m. Timwi Drop in closer (4) Hidden word
MARRY (5) Sp3000 Feb. 25, 2020, 4:49 p.m. AuLeaf Train taken by one PM Wed. (5) Train: RR
taken by: container/contents indicator
one PM: Prime Minister Teresa MAY
Wed: MA(RR)Y
CONTEST (7) Polaris Feb. 28, 2020, 12:48 a.m. Linus Dispute what you get for answering 7 out of the 10 multiple choice questions correctly? (7) C ON TEST
OVERHEAR (8) Sp3000 Feb. 29, 2020, 5:13 p.m. Timwi Catch attention after top of float fell behind (8) Attention = EAR
float (v.) = HOVER
(-h)OVER(+H) + EAR = catch
ALADDIN (7) Timwi March 2, 2020, 10:56 p.m. Polaris A boy accompanied by djinni, oddly! (7) A+LAD+D_I_N_ &lit
PACKET (6) Sp3000 March 3, 2020, 1:35 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Bring alien a pouch containing seeds, perhaps (6) PACK (bring, esp on a trip) + ET (alien) = seed packet e.g.
ANY CLUE THAT CONTAINS ITS ANSWER (?) AuLeaf March 3, 2020, 1:45 p.m. AuLeaf Setter comes to love active passion (4) L(i->O)VE
ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL (BOY) edderiofer March 4, 2020, 3:58 p.m. edderiofer play makes Jack a "𝓓 𝓾𝓵 𝓵𝓑  𝓸𝔂"? (4) (KEMS(-a))*; plural of "kem", humorously meaning "bad kern" (as in "keming").
NO (2) chaotic_iak March 4, 2020, 7:37 p.m. EpicToast Negative objection, primarily! N_ O_ &lit
NORMALCY (8) mstang107 March 4, 2020, 9:16 p.m. Timwi The usual tumultuous clamor in New York (8) N(CLAMOR*)Y = “the usual”
PERU (4) Linus March 4, 2020, 9:20 p.m. Timwi Country beholden to deeper understanding (4) _PER U_
SHATTER (7) Sp3000 March 6, 2020, 7:42 p.m. mbingo Smash hit in South America (Trinidad and Tobago, primarily): "Electioneering" by Radiohead? (7) def: "smash"; S(H)A+TT+E_+R_
INCANDESCENT (12) boboquack March 8, 2020, 4:02 a.m. AuLeaf Passionate lineage of Amerindian civilization (12) INCAN DESCENT
SPAR (4) Sp3000 March 9, 2020, 12:25 a.m. Polaris Disparity displaying dispute (4) _SPAR_ = "dispute"
TOMB (4) Sp3000 March 11, 2020, 12:34 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Patriots quarterback’s ultimate destination? (4) TOM B(rady)
SAFE (4) AuLeaf March 11, 2020, 5:43 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Turn the inside of the fastener to make it secure (4) turn *E FAS* to make it = secure
TRIP (4) Sp3000 March 13, 2020, 1:08 a.m. Timwi Trimmed strips fall (4) _TRIP_
THONGS (6) Timwi March 15, 2020, 9:21 a.m. Polaris Hordes of people, not wearing essential articles of underwear (6) THRONGS without the middle R from WEARING
def. "articles of underwear" (instead of just "underwear" to make the plural more apparent)
WREAKS (6) Sp3000 March 15, 2020, 3:09 p.m. Polaris Unleashes bad smells from the mouth (6) sounds like reeks = "unleashes"
someone get this guy a breath mint!
BABYMETAL (9) Sp3000 March 17, 2020, 3:17 p.m. Polaris Japanese band mate goes astray in ancient city; no longer on (9) BABY(MEAT*)L(-on) = "Japanese band"
ROBIN HOOD (5, 4) Timwi March 18, 2020, 5:53 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Do ghetto crime for Lil’ John’s companion? (5 4) ROB IN HOOD = robin hood is little john’s companion
ISOLATE (7) quatrevingtneuf March 20, 2020, 9:23 a.m. summitwei Quarantine is ultimately too late (7) IS+_O+LATE = quarantine
ZOOM (4) SoftFro March 20, 2020, 12:39 p.m. Linus Mature Trails: a place to watch animals streak (4) M trails ZOO = "streak"
ENNUI (5) Space_Kalak March 20, 2020, 1:48 p.m. summitwei Awful quarantine, suppressing Qatar, leads to boredom (5) ENNUI(-qatar)* = boredom
RAINBOW DASH (7, 4) Timwi March 21, 2020, 4:55 a.m. AuLeaf Colorful pony has a brown ID, strangely (7,4) anag. of HASABROWNID
SPLATTERSHOT (12) Sp3000 March 22, 2020, 8:30 p.m. Polaris Splatoon weapon's quiet; the second one's popular (12) S+P+LATTER+S+HOT
DELPHI (6) Sp3000 March 24, 2020, 8:43 p.m. Polaris City with origin of Pythia! (6) DEL(P_)HI &lit
FINLAND (7) Sp3000 March 26, 2020, 9:07 p.m. quatrevingtneuf This country's fjords head away from the sea (7) F (first letter of fjords) + INLAND (away from the sea)
BASHFUL (7) Sp3000 March 28, 2020, 9:51 p.m. Polaris Awful fellow finally becomes quiet after boy is withdrawn (7) B+A(_w->SH)FUL = "withdrawn"
FUNHOUSE (8) Sp3000 March 30, 2020, 11:08 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Fail to forcibly relocate carnival attraction? (8) F (fail) + UNHOUSE (forcibly relocate? like evict someone?) = carnival attraction
XBOX DEMON (4, 5) Linus March 31, 2020, 10:13 p.m. Polaris Evil creature lurking in video game console is xenophobic; originally packed up, stripped of energy; catastrophic omen (4, 5) X_ + BOX(-e)D + EMON* = "Evil creature lurking in video game console"
yep this sure is a clue
MINT (4) Timwi April 1, 2020, 8:31 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Something fresh and new (4) ddef something fresh (as in the mint plant) and new (as in mint condition)
CHRYSOBERYL (11) Sp3000 April 2, 2020, 12:16 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Precious girl won't start to weep and moan internally for a golden gem (11) (c)RY + SOB (weep and moan, but with no first letter) inside CHERYL (name of girl; precious is etymology for better cluing) = golden gem
TURNIP (6) SoftFro April 2, 2020, 4:20 p.m. Kit Redirect host address to acquire root (6) Redirect->TURN, host address->IP, root being a play on root vegetable or superuser
EXONERATION (11) Sp3000 April 4, 2020, 12:25 a.m. Timwi Pardon former single rogue particle (11) EX+ONE+RAT+ION = pardon
PERSIAN (7) Timwi April 4, 2020, 8:22 a.m. edderiofer For each type of unit, a classy creature (7) PER+SI+AN (the only Classy category Pokemon is Persian)
FAROE ISLANDS (5, 7) Space_Kalak April 5, 2020, 12:42 p.m. Kit Adrift, sail for Dane's island territory (5, 7) SAILFORDANES*
TROBAIRITZ (10) edderiofer April 5, 2020, 7:58 p.m. tckmn I stop turning over crackers to musicians (10) (TROBAI<)+RITZ
SIDEREAL (8) Polaris April 5, 2020, 8:25 p.m. Polaris Outside the solar system, partly outside reality (8) _SIDE REAL_
EMBER (5) chaotic_iak April 5, 2020, 8:28 p.m. Kit Fire dwells in mayhem; be ready (5) Hidden word: _EM BE R_
COSMIC RAYS (6, 4) Idontknow April 5, 2020, 8:31 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Corsica’s my way to arrange for some influence from the sun (6 4) /CORSICASMY = some influence from the sun
PEVERELL (8) Sp3000 April 6, 2020, 1:15 a.m. level Once in a while, heading off for Plymouth neighbourhood (8) Once = EVER
a while, heading off = (-s)PELL [as in "come in and sit for a spell"]
(-s)P(EVER)ELL = Plymouth neighbourhood
CIVIL WAR (5, 3) Kit April 6, 2020, 7:43 p.m. Polaris Leader of cryptics and me: mostly vile, unrefined, backwards conflict (5, 3) C_+I+VIL_+WAR<
BESIDE (6) Sp3000 April 8, 2020, 1:36 a.m. Polaris Close to best idea, lacking finishing touches (6) BES(-t) IDE(-a) = "close to"
BENDY (5) Idontknow April 8, 2020, 2:51 a.m. Polaris Flexible ballerina's first to finish; gymnast's second (5) B_+END+_Y_ = "flexible"
"to finish" is the full indicator for END (as a verb)
ANOTHER (7) summitwei April 8, 2020, 8:53 p.m. Polaris One more, I say! Uh... Not that girl (7) A ("uh") + NOT + HER = "one more"
STOP SIGN (4, 4) Timwi April 9, 2020, 4:13 a.m. level "Example of a mechanism used to artificially introduce pauses in activity..."—IGN (4, 4) ... = STOPS
STOPS+IGN = "Example of a mechanism used to artificially introduce pauses in activity"
WALK OF FAME (4, 2, 4) Sp3000 April 10, 2020, 1:39 a.m. level Public monument to achievement of a home run by PC's 鏡 雨, in short (4, 2, 4) WALK-OFF+AME [="Public monument to achievement"]
SOURDOUGH (9) Kit April 10, 2020, 11:32 p.m. Timwi Do us rough out there, prospector (9) DOUSROUGH* = SOURDOUGH* = a prospector in Alaska or northwestern Canada
IRON (4) Timwi April 12, 2020, 5:59 a.m. Sp3000 Press seaweed the other way (4) IRON< = press
ARENDELLE (9) Sp3000 April 12, 2020, 6:47 a.m. Timwi Frozen people are born, remove the French (9) ARE + N (born) + DEL (delete=remove) + LE (the, French) = Frozen people (as in ethnicity, not plural of person)
CULINARY (8) level April 14, 2020, 3:16 a.m. Polaris Copper and lithium? Not in the kitchen (8) CU+LI+NARY = "in the kitchen"
def. might be a stretch but M-W gives "of or relating to the kitchen or cookery" so I hope this is ok
STARRY (6) OR STORY (5) OR STARRY STORY (6, 5) Sp3000 April 14, 2020, 7:03 a.m. Timwi Small conservative narrative (5) S + TORY
GO (2) Timwi April 14, 2020, 9:49 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Five from Tokyo leave for a trip (2) GO is japanese (romanized) for 5 = leave for a trip
STOP (4) AuLeaf April 14, 2020, 10:10 p.m. wolf Foil seal (4) ddef (foil as in foiling a plan, seal as in sealing a bottle)
SOCIAL DISTANCING (6,10) jkittykitkat63 April 16, 2020, 1:18 a.m. Polaris Me, in Southern California? 'Tis crazy, staying inside, dancing and keeping away from others (6, 10) SOC(I)AL+D(IST*)ANCING = "keeping away from others"
TIME STOP (4, 4) Sp3000 April 16, 2020, 8:26 a.m. Timwi D&D ability permits no right to move around (4, 4) (PE(-r)MITS TO)*
PULL REQUEST (4, 7) Kit April 16, 2020, 6:53 p.m. Timwi Suggested change to attract demand (4, 7) PULL (attract) + REQUEST (demand) = suggested change
TIM ALLEN (3, 5) Timwi April 16, 2020, 10:06 p.m. quatrevingtneuf American magazine about entirely new actor (3 5) TIME (american magazine) around ALL (entirely) + N (new) = actor
IMPETUS (7) quatrevingtneuf April 17, 2020, 10:26 a.m. Polaris I am beloved; we are a driving force (7) I'M+PET+US = "a driving force"
(thanks Akumu for the constructive criticism)
UTADA HIKARU (5, 6) Sp3000 April 18, 2020, 4:34 p.m. AuLeaf Prosecutor in the "Mormon state" even picks a group whose debut album was Precious (5,6) UTA(D.A.)H + _I_K_A_R_U_
BABY SHARK (4, 5) Timwi April 19, 2020, 4:42 p.m. Penzo Pup's yelp is welcoming bit of home after endless depths of hell (4, 5) B(ABYS(-s)+H_)ARK = "Pup" (the name for a shark's baby)
CORPOREAL (9) Polaris April 21, 2020, 2:49 p.m. Polaris Substantial hole in coral (9) COR(PORE)AL
FUDDRUCKERS (11) Akumu April 21, 2020, 3:16 p.m. Polaris American restaurant chain cooks furred ducks (11) FURRED DUCKS anagram
FREUDIAN SLIP (8, 4) Zimonze April 22, 2020, 8:39 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Amalia's undressed? Oops - Amalia's son's dress (8 4) amalia is freud's mother, so his dress is a FREUDIAN SLIP = the oops of "amalia's undressed"
PEPPERIDGE FARM (10, 4) Timwi April 22, 2020, 3:42 p.m. Zimonze A blend of ripe grape fed in the evening from well-known bakery (10, 4) EPPERIDGEFAR* (anag. RIPE GRAPE FED) in PM (the evening) = well-known bakery
SCALAR (6) Sp3000 April 22, 2020, 4:29 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Wild rascal lacking direction (6) /RASCAL = lacking direction
DEUSOVI (7) EpicToast April 22, 2020, 8:33 p.m. Polaris Puzzler's lie in Japanese, accepted by Indian goddess (7) USO = "lie" in Japanese
DEVI = Indian goddess
DE(USO)VI
INTERNET STALKING (8, 8) phenomist April 22, 2020, 8:37 p.m. Timwi Pursuing eccentric’s tinkering talent (8, 8) (S TINKERING TALENT)* = pursuing
ENDOTHERMIC (11) Space_Kalak April 23, 2020, 6:56 a.m. Timwi Kill fresh bug, absorbing heat (11) END+OTHER+MIC = absorbing heat
NECKLACE (8) Timwi April 25, 2020, 5:32 a.m. Polaris Cackle madly after one headless adornment (8) (-o)NE+CKLACE* = adornment
HEARSE (6) Sp3000 April 25, 2020, 6:35 p.m. Timwi That guy behind a vehicle carrying coffins (6) HE (that guy) + ARSE (behind)
NICOLAS CAGE (7, 4) Timwi April 27, 2020, 2:34 p.m. Polaris "Con air" actor and crazy cocaine gals (7, 4) anagram of COCAINE GALS
FUNCTION CALL (8, 4) Sp3000 April 28, 2020, 8:14 a.m. Timwi Execution order comes first after Jack leaves intersection in autumn (8, 4) F((-j)UNCTION + C_)ALL = execution order
DELIVERY (8) quatrevingtneuf April 28, 2020, 10:34 a.m. Timwi We ultimately stay during boring speech (8) D(_E + LIVE)RY = speech
AXIS (4) Zimonze April 28, 2020, 12:51 p.m. tckmn Weapon is for Germany and friends (4) AX+IS
CELERY (6) Polaris April 28, 2020, 8:06 p.m. Polaris Wild eel and lobster tail acting as stuffing for cored culinary vegetable (6) cored culinary: C_Y
wild eel and lobster tail: ELE*+_R
acting as stuffing for: one big insertion indicator
C(ELE*+_R)_Y = "vegetable"
GEORGE ORWELL (6,6) AuLeaf April 29, 2020, 12:23 p.m. wolf He wrote about nationalism, "Good! Excellent! Golden! Good! Excellent! Golden! Good!" (6, 6) Good = G
Excellent = E
Golden = OR (heraldry)
Good = WELL
Orwell most definitely did write about nationalism (albeit not in a positive way as the surface implies)
LOKI (4) Sp3000 April 30, 2020, 4:30 p.m. AuLeaf Audibly muted trickster god (4) "low-key"
FEEDBACK (8) Kit May 1, 2020, 2:12 a.m. Polaris Payment first, double back for criticism (8) FEE+D_+BACK = "criticism"
CATS (4) Timwi May 1, 2020, 8:18 a.m. Zimonze Musical's terrible acts (4) CATS*
ANTIDOTE (8) Polaris May 1, 2020, 10:24 p.m. Kit Fool loses eye in bet for cure (8) ANT(ID(-i)OT)E = cure
fool loses eye = ID(-i)OT (eye meaning center)
bet = ANTE

HAIR (4) Zimonze May 2, 2020, 12:54 p.m. Timwi Whiff from Thai restaurant (4) _HAI R_
(whiff = hair = small amount)
ATLANTIS (8) Sp3000 May 3, 2020, 3:38 a.m. AuLeaf In last resort, against a sunken naval power (8) ATL[ANTI]S*
BANGER (6) Timwi May 4, 2020, 6:14 a.m. Kit Initially, bloody rage creates good music (6) B_ + ANGER = good music
QUARTIC (7) AuLeaf May 4, 2020, 4:54 p.m. quatrevingtneuf After a couple pints, I start to curse to the fourth degree (7) after QUART (2 pints) I + C (start to curse) = the fourth degree
HOOP SNAKE (4, 5) Sp3000 May 5, 2020, 5:48 a.m. Timwi Noah spoke: “strange creature” (4, 5) HOOPSNAKE*
UNFORTUNATE (11) Kit May 5, 2020, 5:25 p.m. Timwi Awkward, silly tune about supporting fish (11) FOR+TUNA about TUNE*
UN(FOR+TUNA)TE* = awkward
FULL HOUSE (4, 5) Timwi May 6, 2020, 7:35 a.m. Polaris Venue at max capacity with couple of fundraisers, disorienting us (hello) (4, 5) FU_ + LLHOUSE*
GLOBAL (6) Zimonze May 6, 2020, 5:37 p.m. Penzo Lady holds throw blanket (6) G(LOB)AL = "blanket" (like "a blanket term")
WITH THE LIGHTS OUT (4, 3, 6, 3) Sp3000 May 7, 2020, 8:07 p.m. Polaris Bizarre thought: "Whistle it--the Nirvana box set" (4, 3, 6, 3) anagram of THOUGHTWHISTLEIT
BOOMER (6) tasthing May 8, 2020, 8:46 a.m. Timwi 50’s person plucking leaf off flower (6) B(-l)OOMER
CHROMATIC (9) Zimonze May 8, 2020, 6:03 p.m. Timwi Colorful talk about fixed storage discs, even (9) CH(ROM)AT + _I_C_ = colorful
PENALTY (7) Polaris May 9, 2020, 11:05 p.m. Timwi Judge's verdict ordered aplenty (7) APLENTY*
BETA (4) Timwi May 10, 2020, 4:49 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Wager a test (4) BET (wager) + A = test
ATROPOS (7) Sp3000 May 10, 2020, 6:12 p.m. Polaris Goddess of fate is relevant: power becomes time (7) A(p->T)ROPOS
HEYAWAKE (8) Polaris May 12, 2020, 3:36 p.m. edderiofer Oi! Alert: a puzzle! (8) HEY+AWAKE
BOB MARLEY (3, 6) Zimonze May 12, 2020, 6:20 p.m. Timwi Returning action hero wrapped in unkosher blanket for Jamaican singer-songwriter (3, 6) B(OBMAR<)L(-u)EY
BELLA SWAN (5, 4) Sp3000 May 13, 2020, 11:39 p.m. Timwi Vampire lover disrupts NBA as well (5, 4) BELLASWAN* = vampire lover
SLITHERLINK (11) Timwi May 15, 2020, 7:56 a.m. Polaris Numberlink, but replace senseless part with mixed-up LITS and bit of Heyawake for another puzzle genre (11) NUMBERLINK, but replace NUMB (senseless part) with SLIT*+H_
TOWER OF HANOI (5, 2, 5) tasthing May 15, 2020, 3:19 p.m. Polaris Ow! No! For I hate nonsensical mathematical puzzle (5, 2, 5) OWNOFORIHATE*
is there even a way to clue this without just a straight anagram
METALLIC PUNISHER (8, 8) Sp3000 May 15, 2020, 11:58 p.m. Polaris Encountered every hip hop duo playing, uh, siren song from "Arcaea" (8, 8) MET + ALL + ICP (Insane Clown Posse, hip hop duo) + UNISHER*
MONOCHROME (10) Timwi May 18, 2020, 6:44 p.m. Polaris Endless romp in Spanish night after moment that's black-and-white (10) MO+NOCH(ROM_)E = "black-and-white"
HEALTH (6) Polaris May 18, 2020, 9:18 p.m. Timwi Cure thorium for well-being (6) HEAL+TH
BASS (4) Timwi May 20, 2020, 11:32 p.m. Penzo Audibly low! (4) Homophone of "base" (as in low/vulgar)
&lit (low-pitched voice)
DRAGON (6) sarathegood May 21, 2020, 8 p.m. AuLeaf Donkey's beginning to tease Donkey's mate (6) D_+RAG ON (ref. Shrek)
WEALTH (6) Polaris May 22, 2020, 11:48 p.m. Timwi Break the law for money (6) THELAW*
CHINE (5) Space_Kalak May 25, 2020, 4:32 p.m. Polaris Spine-breaking niche (5) CHINE* def. "spine" as given by M-W
COMPATIBLE (10) Kit May 26, 2020, 11:26 p.m. Timwi No charm able to be packed in harmony (10) COMPA(-c)TIBLE = in harmony
SUMMER (6) Zimonze May 27, 2020, 10:01 a.m. quatrevingtneuf To heat things up, you and I change positions for a hot time (6) SIMMER (to heat things up) but U changes to I = a hot time
SORE (4) quatrevingtneuf May 29, 2020, 2:36 p.m. Timwi Pain from breaking Eros (4) SORE*
ANY CLUE THAT'S A VALID ACNH PASSPORT TITLE (?) SoftFro May 30, 2020, 3:08 p.m. ManyPinkHats Friendly Type (4) KIND ddef.
ATP (3) wolf June 5, 2020, 8:48 a.m. Zimonze Trivia game begins agonizing tenacious puzzlers (3) inits (ATP = Attack The Pack, Wolf's trivia game)
APT (3) Zimonze June 5, 2020, 9:10 a.m. SoftFro Topless Gap suit's close fitting (3) Topless Gap = AP
suit's close = _T
fitting = APT
TAP (3) jkittykitkat63 June 6, 2020, 9:29 a.m.
PAT (3) quatrevingtneuf June 6, 2020, 3:04 p.m.
PTA (3) AuLeaf June 9, 2020, 9:39 a.m. madjaqk Tap out from school organization (3) "tap": fodder
"out": anagrind
"school organization": PTA (Parent-Teacher Association)
I don't have any issue with "wordplay from definition", but I know others will object
AGNOMY (6) SoftFro June 14, 2020, 2:48 p.m. SoftFro Many go crazy for heyawake author (6) AGNOMY* = [heyawake author]
SNAPCHAT (8) quatrevingtneuf June 29, 2020, 6:10 p.m.
COQ AU VIN (3, 2, 3) prawo July 1, 2020, 8:22 p.m.
FOURTH OF JULY (6, 2, 4) Zimonze July 3, 2020, 9:01 p.m.
INDEPENDENCE DAY (12, 3) AuLeaf July 4, 2020, 6:15 a.m. Zimonze Devastated, NYPD needed a nice holiday (12, 3) anagram NYPD NEEDED A NICE = holiday
PARTICIPATION (13) Zimonze July 13, 2020, 7:29 a.m. AuLeaf Opening with a photo, in reverse; then into violent engagement (13) PART I + (CIP A)< + TION*
Ref. Memento
LANDSKNECHT (11) Space_Kalak July 14, 2020, 1:24 p.m. mbingo Slovakia goes after Luxembourg's capital and then backtracks, capturing Czech leader and German mercenary (11) def: "German mercenary"; L_+AND+SK+(NE(C_)HT<)
ANOMALY (7) mbingo July 27, 2020, 12:17 p.m. zonotope It's unusual for a flight boarding over there to go west (7) A + Y(LAM)ON rev. / it's unusual
ABNORMALITY (11) lovemathboy July 28, 2020, 6:22 p.m. mbingo A corrupt Tony Blair has major flaw (11) def: "flaw"; A+(BNOR(M)ALITY*)
TYPO (4) flatluigi July 30, 2020, 11:31 a.m. mbingo Something you might find in faulty poetry! (4) def: &lit; _TY PO_
SAMPLE (6) Zimonze Aug. 1, 2020, 11:36 a.m. mbingo Try and slap me silly (6) def: "try"; SAMPLE*
MEDIOCRE (8) mbingo Aug. 3, 2020, 2:54 p.m. Zimonze Ordinary doctor backed hospital area with type of blood (8) Ordinary / MEDI(O)C+RE<
MEDIC backed ER with O
CROSSWORD CLUE (9, 4) flatluigi Aug. 3, 2020, 4:48 p.m. mbingo What you're reading from foremost of credible sources: "World in disarray" (9, 4) def: "what you're reading"; C_+(ROSSWORD CLUE)*
FERRET (6) Zimonze Aug. 9, 2020, 10:32 a.m. flatluigi Investigate panic around emergency room (6) fret + ER
FORGERY (7) mstang107 Aug. 10, 2020, 3:12 p.m. mstang107 Fake fossil has two reindeer heads in different places (7) FO(R)GE(R)Y
PRISTINE (8) mbingo Aug. 13, 2020, 3:31 p.m. euphemia Middle Eastern state bans alcohol for religious ideals primarily pure (8) PALESTINE - ALE + [R]eligious + [I]deals
TABOO (5) Space_Kalak Aug. 15, 2020, 2:52 p.m. Zimonze Banned and burnt a book's contents (5) def: "banned"; _T A BOO_
ANY ANSWER RELATED TO SPEEDRUNNING (?) flatluigi Aug. 16, 2020, 9:12 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Quickly move stabilizer from one side to the other? (6) SPLINT (stabilizer) L->R (one side to the other) = SPRINT (quickly move)
NEW/OLD (3) AuLeaf Aug. 16, 2020, 10:19 a.m. euphemia It’s something of a wedding tradition for knowledge to doubly lose its edges and turn evenly odd. (3) KNOWLEDGE -> NOWLEDG -> OWLED
OWLED -> OLD

KNOWLEDGE -> KNOWL -> NOW
NOW -> NEW

def: "something old, something new ..."
STRIPED (7) mstang107 Aug. 19, 2020, 12:25 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Like a zebra’s stomach lining: a bit distended? (7) ’S + TRIPE (stomach lining) + D (ended with a bit of DIST) = like a zebra
AUGUST (6) Space_Kalak Aug. 19, 2020, 2:58 p.m. AuLeaf Laugh at Rusty taking clothes off repeatedly this month (6) (-l)AUG(-h) (-a)(-t) (-r)UST(-y)
CANDLE (6) Space_Kalak Aug. 23, 2020, 3:59 p.m. AuLeaf Dessert topping at some parties, amidst music and levity (6) _C AND LE_
ANY PUNCTUATION MARK (?) flatluigi Aug. 25, 2020, 6:04 p.m. Zimonze "Quickly! Run in!" exclaimed a shortstop (4) quickly run = _D A SH_
TWENTY-TWO (6-3) Space_Kalak Aug. 27, 2020, 4:04 p.m. euphemia Taylor Swift’s feeling like a terrible catch (6-3) Ddef
Taylor Swift’s feeling = twenty two (song lyrics, ’s used as possessive)
A terrible catch = catch 22
ENTRENCH (8) Kit Aug. 27, 2020, 8:03 p.m.
CHARTREUSE (10) Idontknow Aug. 29, 2020, 6:09 p.m. navi Green diagrams detailed second part of a recycling slogan (10) diagrams detailed = CHARTS - S
second part of a recycling program = REUSE (from "reduce, reuse, recycle")
HATSUNE MIKU (7, 4) Sp3000 Aug. 30, 2020, 8:45 a.m. wolf Japanese singer tops a French man a thousand times between me and you (7, 4) HATS+UNE+M+I(K)U
AUTUMN (6) Space_Kalak Sept. 1, 2020, 3:51 a.m. davidfaraci Fall for aunt? Awfully, uhh, disturbing (6) (AUNT)*awfully >> AUT{UM}N
DISINFECT (9) level Sept. 1, 2020, 8:40 p.m. navi Purify relentless disease in middle of prefecture (9) purify = DIS[ease] ("relent"-less) + IN + [pre]FECT[ure]
ANY CLUE WHOSE WORDPLAY IS A REBUS (?) AuLeaf Sept. 4, 2020, 8:11 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Creative product of artisans?! (3) ART is ans
BATTERY (7) Space_Kalak Sept. 5, 2020, 8:52 a.m. Space_Kalak Cannon assault (7) ddef; a group of cannon can be a battery, and battery is a form of assault
SCREED (6) SoftFro Sept. 6, 2020, 11:19 a.m. mbingo In trouble? Take the fifth—away with lengthy speech (6) def: "lengthy speech"; SCRE(-w)ED
BUNKUM (6) chaotic_iak Sept. 9, 2020, 8:15 a.m. mbingo Small roll with a bit of ketchup and, um… baloney (6) def: "baloney"; BUN+K_+UM
BASEBALL (8) Space_Kalak Sept. 9, 2020, 9:35 a.m. mbingo BABA IS ME! Finally grabbed by it—at its core, skillful game (8) def: "game"; BA(_S+_E)BA+_LL_
ALLEY-OOP (5-3) lydian Sept. 11, 2020, 9:17 a.m. quatrevingtneuf This particular flashy move might be a mistake on a sketchy street? (5-3) a questionable ddef; an OOP(s? i think it's fine without) in an ALLEY
OMEGA (5) Space_Kalak Sept. 15, 2020, 10:31 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Home galaxy tried to cover up symbol of the resistance (5) *OME GA* = symbol of the resistance (ohms are denoted by uppercase omega)
SLACKS (6) skaldskaparmal Sept. 18, 2020, 4:57 p.m. Firetruck Old person pants from scarcity in Social Security (6) S(LACK)S: Old person pants=def, Social Security =SS, scarcity = LACK
DELVE (5) chaotic_iak Sept. 18, 2020, 7:54 p.m. AuthorialIntent Explore land's end with Santa's helpers, for the most part (5) 'explore' = def, 'land's end' = D, 'Santa's helpers, for the most part' = ELVES - last letter = ELVE, D + ELVE = DELVE
PORRIDGE (8) Space_Kalak Sept. 19, 2020, 11:11 a.m. Space_Kalak Prison food? (8) Porridge is a 1950s British slang term for a prison, popularised by a 1970s sitcom. Porridge is also a food.
JUNCTURE (8) chaotic_iak Sept. 21, 2020, 5:50 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Medical treatment took two heads, shifted them downwards, and swapped them around to produce a connection (8) TINCTURE (medical treatment); take the two heads TI, caesar shift them down by one to get UJ, then switch their positions to get JU.
PRONUNCIATION (13) agnijo Sept. 21, 2020, 7:46 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Literary scholars may debate this point: a unicorn is nonsense (13) /POINTAUNICORN = literary scholars may debate this
UNCHES (6) DiscordantAnt Sept. 21, 2020, 9:48 p.m. AuLeaf Half of "unchessboard" white squares found orthogonally adjacent to exactly three black squares, or two on opposite sides, maybe (6) UNCHES_ (ref. Uncyclopedia)
SHOWMAN (7) Space_Kalak Sept. 23, 2020, 11:18 a.m. Firetruck Quiet lady flipped her lid at barker (7) SH + (swap W,O in WOMAN)
NEPOTISM (8) Firetruck Sept. 24, 2020, 7:44 a.m. Sp3000 Prioritising one's own time, free up one's Monday (8) Down clue only
Prioritising one's own = (NEPO+T)< + I'S + M
ROLLER COASTER (6, 7) lydian Sept. 25, 2020, 7:52 a.m. skaldskaparmal Spooner's fuel for a fire or an oven is something quite unpredictable (6, 7) Spoonerism of COAL OR ROASTER
Def Something quite unpredictable
WHY (3) skaldskaparmal Sept. 25, 2020, 2:49 p.m. prawo Consider donating bit of food for deserving cause (3) cause = WHY (noun)
Consider = this is a recipe
bit of food = ORT
deserving = W(ORT)HY
ZHUZH (5) (OR ZHOOSH (6)) Firetruck Sept. 26, 2020, 8:24 a.m. Linus 𝙸𝙽𝙲𝙸𝙽𝙴𝚁𝙾𝙰𝚁, in the first half, got written up and then fell over to the left, to add spice (5) 𝙸𝙽𝙲𝙸𝙽, written upward and then rotated to the left, is ZHUZH. Def = "add spice." Thanks AuLeaf and Deusovi for the tense and font corrections
TWITTER (7) Space_Kalak Sept. 27, 2020, 11:33 a.m. navi Write letters once or thrice for social media (7) "letters once or thrice" indicates letter bank on WRITE => TWITTER
INCINERATE (10) wolf Sept. 27, 2020, 8:58 p.m. edderiofer New age in start to fire (10) INCI(N+ERA)TE
ABSTAIN (7) chaotic_iak Sept. 28, 2020, 5:30 a.m. Firetruck Blood-type discoloration on fabric? Give up. (7) AB+STAIN
GAUNTLET (8) Firetruck Sept. 29, 2020, 8:45 a.m. Firetruck Throw gluten at speaker of “Wizard needs food, badly!” (8) (GLUTENAT)*, quote is from the NES game Gauntlet
COFFEE (6) skaldskaparmal Sept. 29, 2020, 5:22 p.m. AuLeaf Starbucks drink is $100 in price (6) C+OF+FEE
COMMENSURATE (12) Sp3000 Oct. 1, 2020, 12:24 a.m. quatrevingtneuf In line with snare tangled around you during a trip (12) /SNARE (tangled) around U in COMMUTE (a trip) = in line with
OCTOBER (7) Space_Kalak Oct. 1, 2020, 11:40 a.m. Firetruck Legendary “Robotech Hotel” is missing for part of the year (7) (ROBOTECH)*-H
FULL MOON (4, 4) level Oct. 1, 2020, 11:44 a.m. prawo Joke about low, low, low night light (4,4) Joke = FUN (verb)
low, low, low = L+L+MOO
PACHYDERM (9) Firetruck Oct. 2, 2020, 8:49 a.m. wolf Political group that gutted Hillary is red - interrupting a Democrat! (9) &lit (republicans are symbolized as elephants)

Political group: PAC (like a Super PAC)
gutted Hillary: H_Y
red: R
interrupting: insertion
a democrat: DEM
PAC+H_Y+DE(R)M
MELIORISM (9) chaotic_iak Oct. 4, 2020, 5:51 a.m. Firetruck Simmer oil - sautéed things always turn out better (9) (SIMMEROIL)*
GRAVITY (7) Space_Kalak Oct. 5, 2020, 11:51 a.m. quatrevingtneuf A characteristic of beer: it's responsible for attraction between bodies (7) ddef
DERRIDA (7) wolf Oct. 6, 2020, 10:28 a.m. Firetruck I read & recommend cutting out the meat, deconstructing! (7) (I + READ + (RECOMMEND-ECOMMEN))*
FOREBEAR (8) Firetruck Oct. 6, 2020, 12:04 p.m. Firetruck Support nude, outspoken ancestor (8) “For” + “bare”
GYMNASTIC(S) (9 OR 10) skaldskaparmal Oct. 8, 2020, 11:03 a.m. matts Arena rapper's repetative movements include somersaults and cartwheels (10) GYM + NAS + TICS
PERTINACIOUS (12) Firetruck Oct. 10, 2020, 7:53 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Incessant religious nonsense: a cretin lies within (12) /ACRETIN inside PIOUS (religious) = incessant
ALARM (5) quatrevingtneuf Oct. 14, 2020, 8:30 a.m. skaldskaparmal Weird performer: "What's up my sleeve? It'll shock you!" (5) Weird performer = AL
What's up my sleeve = ARM
It'll shock you = AL+ARM
BARNUM (6) Timwi Oct. 14, 2020, 10:01 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Ban rum cocktail as Bailey's companion? (6) /BANRUM = bailey's companion, as in the barnum&bailey circus. surface reading implies bailey's, the irish cream liqueur
KILN (4) chaotic_iak Oct. 15, 2020, 5:08 a.m. skaldskaparmal What produced the pots Link smashed? (4) anagram of LINK
DOOMSCROLL (10) Space_Kalak Oct. 15, 2020, 5:27 a.m. wolf Modern bad habit that destroyed Sodom in Genesis caused a tumble (10) Modern bad habit: def
destroyed Sodom: DOOMS*
in Genesis, caused: C_
tumble: ROLL
ODDLY (5) wolf Oct. 16, 2020, 11:03 p.m. Firetruck Yvie won, did play regularly! (5) Yvie Oddly is a winner of RuPaul's Drag Race. wOn DiD pLaY
HOMOLOGATE (10) Firetruck Oct. 17, 2020, 7:46 a.m. edderiofer Sanction scandal after Home Office unit has nothing (10) HO+MOL+O+GATE
KAMALA HARRIS (6, 6) AuLeaf Oct. 17, 2020, 7:51 a.m. sarathegood Insight: penetrating alarm irks agitated senator (6, 6) KAMAL(AHA)RRIS*
WATERLOO (8) wolf Oct. 19, 2020, 5:59 a.m. AuLeaf Lao wrote peculiar hit song for ABBA (8) WATERLOO*
MOTORCYCLE (10) skaldskaparmal Oct. 19, 2020, 5:20 p.m. mstang107 Stooge owning model car, perhaps (owning, like, some model cars), and 150 speed bike (10) MO(TO(RC)Y+CL)E = "Speed bike"
MOE = "Stooge", TOY = "Model car, perhaps", RC = "Like some model cars", CL = "150"
BROWN (5) chaotic_iak Oct. 19, 2020, 9:27 p.m. mbingo Baker with empty stomach? Have toast (5) def: toast; B_R+OWN
GENERAL (7) mstang107 Oct. 19, 2020, 9:59 p.m. Firetruck Officer in Eugene rally (7) euGENE RALly
ELECTION (8) Space_Kalak Oct. 22, 2020, 9:54 a.m. wolf During negative occurrence, Republican switched to Independent! (8) &lit
ELECT[r->I]ON
ADDUCE (6) Firetruck Oct. 22, 2020, 11:13 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Offer up a pair of points for discussion (6) homophone (for discussion) of A DEUCE (a pair of points) = offer up
MASTIFF (7) mstang107 Oct. 23, 2020, 12:23 a.m. wolf Dog mom's image file (7) MA'S TIFF
BALLOT (6) Space_Kalak Oct. 26, 2020, 11:26 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Better start to distribute a list of names for consideration (6) B (start of better) + ALLOT = a list of names
UNIBROW (7) skaldskaparmal Oct. 28, 2020, 8:07 a.m. AuLeaf Feature of Bert's uniform: horizontal section with end of pen clipped to the left side (7) U+NIB+ROW (well the tip is an end)
PUMPKIN (7) Space_Kalak Oct. 30, 2020, 11:40 a.m. Firetruck Blow up family? It's great for Charlie Brown (7) PUMP + KIN
CANDY CORN (5, 4) Firetruck Oct. 30, 2020, 11:58 a.m. mstang107 Comestible at first glance; and initially yummy, approximately... or not! (5, 4) C_+AND+Y_+C+OR+N &lit
TRICK (5) mstang107 Oct. 30, 2020, 12:20 p.m. mstang107 Prank time, Mr. Astley! (5) T+RICK
TREAT (5) Rubix Oct. 30, 2020, 12:20 p.m. Firetruck Consider nipple exposing restricted (5) T(R)EAT
NOR (3) chaotic_iak Oct. 30, 2020, 12:24 p.m. skaldskaparmal Neither partner involved in snorkeling (3) Hidden word defined by Neither partner.
POLICE (6) edderiofer Oct. 31, 2020, 9:31 a.m. edderiofer Law enforcement are shit parasites using up oxygen (6) PO(-o)+LICE
CHOBANI (7) dylanamite Nov. 1, 2020, 6:51 p.m. Firetruck Yogurt and aldehyde inhibit me (7) CHO + BAN + I
FEASTED (7) Rubix Nov. 2, 2020, 8:45 p.m. navi "Ate nothing!" "Ate almost nothing!" "Ate a lot..." (7) FASTED (ate nothing) "ate" E (epsilon, almost nothing) = FEASTED (ate a lot)
OUTCOME (7) Space_Kalak Nov. 3, 2020, 10:48 a.m. mbingo Fallout shelter time (standard in the outskirts of Orono, Maine) (7) def: "fallout"; O(UTC)O+ME
PRECIPICE (9) Firetruck Nov. 3, 2020, 12:27 p.m. mbingo Cost includes elevated fee—run away, it's steep (9) def: "it's steep"; PR(ECI(-r)P<)ICE [down clue only]
PENNSYLVANIA (12) wolf Nov. 5, 2020, 7:04 a.m. padi Stall hosts new country singer outside an Amtrak station (12) PE(N)N+SYLV(AN)IA = "Amtrak station"
REPLY (5) edderiofer Nov. 5, 2020, 10:06 p.m. edderiofer In chess, Black's move, after White's! (5) punny ddef. &lit; a "ply" in chess is a single move, so Black's move after White's would be a "re-ply" as well as just being a reply.
MALARKEY (8) Firetruck Nov. 6, 2020, 12:18 p.m. mstang107 Massachusetts worker switched from center to right? That's bullshit! (8) MA+LA(C->R)KEY = "That's bullshit!"
DIPPY (5) Timwi Nov. 6, 2020, 12:23 p.m. Firetruck Ill-advised homemade drapes - extremely soft (5) DI(PP)Y
ELECTORAL COLLEGE (9,7) agnijo Nov. 6, 2020, 12:47 p.m. Firetruck Undemocratic system from naked fight with Connecticut, Oregon, Alabama, and Colorado (alleged to be naked) (9,7) mELEe + CT + OR + AL + CO + aLLEGEd
BIDEN (5) wolf Nov. 7, 2020, 8:41 a.m. AuLeaf "No Trump" declarer bid with east against north (5) BID+E+N
REMEMBRANCE (11) Space_Kalak Nov. 7, 2020, 10:54 a.m. Firetruck Nostalgia about the speed of light breaking barrier (11) RE + MEMBRAN(C)E
INTEGRAL (8) Firetruck Nov. 8, 2020, 6:10 p.m. Sp3000 Essential meta finally added to unfinished puzzle hunt without one (8) Essential = _A in INTEG(-i)RL(-s)
REPROVE (7) chaotic_iak Nov. 9, 2020, 7:57 a.m. agnijo Once again demonstrate theorem is correct (7) ddef: "Once again demonstrate theorem" is RE-PROVE and "correct" is REPROVE
SYNECDOCHE (10) phenomist Nov. 10, 2020, 10:11 p.m. Firetruck Taking one for the team, our star romantically kissed a principal for the audience (10) "SUN NECKED A KEY"
OREGON TRAIL (6, 5) mstang107 Nov. 11, 2020, 10:59 a.m. summitwei Regal trio on strange route (6, 5) OREGONTRAIL*
UNDERGROUND (11) Zimonze Nov. 11, 2020, 12:52 p.m. wolf Where Dostoevsky's notes can be found split apart without initial subtext or pretext (11) Where Dostoevsky's notes can be found: def (Notes from Underground)
split apart without initial subtext: (-s)UNDER
pretext: GROUND (in legal terms)
ANECHOIC (8) ev3commander Nov. 11, 2020, 12:56 p.m. lydian Strangely, each coin is non-reflective (8) ANECHOIC* = "non-reflective"
HOMOPHONE (9) Firetruck Nov. 11, 2020, 4:04 p.m. agnijo Sounds like bigot lost job finally and got a lesson, at last (9) "Sounds like"=HOMOPHOBE-B+N
FILLER (6) Idontknow Nov. 12, 2020, 4:21 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Failing crossword solver? (6) F + ILLER (ailing) = crossword solver
ANTEPENULTIMATE (15) Tiralmo Nov. 12, 2020, 4:21 p.m. quatrevingtneuf A ten-minute plate cooked up near the end (15) /ATENMINUTEPLATE = near the end
THOUSAND (8) agnijo Nov. 12, 2020, 4:22 p.m. Timwi k, you smooth (8) THOU (you) + SAND (smooth, v.) = k
PENULTIMATE (11) flatluigi Nov. 12, 2020, 4:25 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Not last, but late: met up in shambles (11) /LATEMETUPIN = not last
BORAT (5) Timwi Nov. 12, 2020, 7:53 p.m. mstang107 Sacha Baron Cohen movie: good or great time! (5) B+OR+A+T
NONARY GAME (6, 4) phenomist Nov. 12, 2020, 10:31 p.m. Idontknow Zero Escape escape challenge? Nope, not ready (6, 4) "Zero Escape escape challenge" = NO+NARY+GAME
OREO (4) bags Nov. 13, 2020, 12:54 p.m. Firetruck Creme center, mostly between two disks! (4) O + cREme + O
POLYSEMOUS (10) Firetruck Nov. 13, 2020, 4:18 p.m. Timwi Permitting multiple interpretations is bad, so employ us (10) SOEMPLOYUS*
CHTHONIC (8) phenomist Nov. 14, 2020, 10:43 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Describing “The Devil Wears Prada”, maybe, as taking up time to be with one’s lover (8) CHIC (wears prada, maybe) taking T (time) with HON (lover) = describing the devil
EXISTENTIAL (11) skaldskaparmal Nov. 15, 2020, 3:07 p.m. Firetruck I let anti-sex constituents produce a kind of angst (11) (ILETANTISEX)*
ARAPAIMA (8) bags Nov. 15, 2020, 3:09 p.m. quatrevingtneuf A hit! Target: a rare catch in Animal Crossing (8) A + RAP (hit) + AIM (target) + A = rare catch in animal crossing
LAME DUCK (4, 4) Firetruck Nov. 15, 2020, 4:25 p.m. bags Poor Donald is one (4,4) LAME ("Poor") + DUCK ("Donald is one", ref. Donald Duck), &lit
RARE CANDY (4, 5) Tiralmo Nov. 16, 2020, 6:46 p.m. Tiralmo Red, cyan and yellow in goldenrod for blue (4 5) RARE(=red)+C+AND+Y = item purchased in Goldenrod Radio Tower for Blue Card points
BABEL (5) Timwi Nov. 16, 2020, 8:34 p.m. Tiralmo Babylon's marvel had most of its constituents scattered to the winds! BAB(-ylon's marv)EL &lit
ALEATORIC (9) Firetruck Nov. 17, 2020, 4:57 p.m. Firetruck Random pervert: "La erotica" (9) LAEROTICA*
BUTTERSCOTCH (12) bags Nov. 17, 2020, 5 p.m. Timwi Candy bar, right within supermarket, leads to itchy belly (12) BUT (bar, as in “all bar one” = “all but one”) + TE(R)SCO + _TCH_ = candy
CINNAMON (8) edderiofer Nov. 18, 2020, 12:06 a.m. Firetruck Non-manic Scary Spice (8) NONMANIC*
DONUT (5) phenomist Nov. 18, 2020, 11:47 p.m. level Break a November streak with sweet, creamy hole (5) DO NUT [= "sweet, creamy hole"]
ECHO (4) Space_Kalak Nov. 19, 2020, 10:09 a.m. ev3commander Some tech offering! (4) &lit, the Amazon Echo is a tech product and hidden in tECH Offering
ZYDECO (6) SoftFro Nov. 19, 2020, 10:10 a.m. Firetruck Lazy decor reveals Cajun style (6) laZY DECOrations
YO MAMA (2, 4) bags Nov. 19, 2020, 5:13 p.m. flatluigi Cellist doubles last instead of first for a joke? (2 4) YOYO MA -> YO MAMA
XERXES (6) wolf Nov. 19, 2020, 6:23 p.m. phenomist Former king backed second king (6) "king" = (EX-REX)< + S
SKYSCRAPER (10) Kit Nov. 19, 2020, 7:18 p.m. lydian Building in Cypress Park is out of order, without a permit, at first (10) "Building" = SKYSCRAPER(-p)* [anagram "Cypress Park" and remove a "p"]
ANECDOTE (8) Firetruck Nov. 20, 2020, 5:52 p.m. Firetruck One cadet spun yarn (8) ONECADET*
BIFURCATION (11) ev3commander Nov. 20, 2020, 7:03 p.m. bags You lie about helping to accept cold breakup (11) (U FIB)< + R•ATION<(C) // def. "breakup"
CRAFT (5) bags Nov. 21, 2020, 5:16 p.m. mbingo Trade relationship's origin is, in fact, corrupt (5) def: "trade"; C(R_)AFT*
DIAERESIS (9) phenomist Nov. 21, 2020, 5:20 p.m. Timwi Strange desire is a sign (9) DESIREISA*
ANY CLUE THAT'S &LIT AND A QUESTIONABLE DEF?! (?) Tiralmo Nov. 21, 2020, 6:41 p.m. anagramist This one's quite a bad flat & late end! Lunacy? Garbage?! (3,4,4'1,&3,3,1,12,3?!) anagram
R'LYEH (5) Timwi Nov. 22, 2020, 12:07 p.m. skaldskaparmal Hey, loser! Remove your quite unnecessary innards and come back to the nightmare corpse city, built in measureless aeons behind history by the vast loathsome shapes that seeped down from the dark stars. (5) HEY L_R backwards
CALLIPYGIAN (11) Firetruck Nov. 22, 2020, 6:10 p.m. bags Before paying, excitedly shout "I like snacks!" (11) CALL ("shout") + I before PYGIAN*("PAYING, excitedly") // def. "like snacks", 'snacks' being slang for attractive people
HEAD (4) Space_Kalak Nov. 23, 2020, 10:15 a.m. skaldskaparmal Brain, stomach, foot, teeth, heart, and skin (4) stomach foot = H
teeth heart = E
and skin = AD
Def is Brain, as in "use your brain/use your head"
GALLIPOLI (9) phenomist Nov. 23, 2020, 5:38 p.m. skaldskaparmal Turkey part from Thanksgiving, finally wholly cut up and eaten by two (9) _G+ALL+I(POL<)I = Turkey part (down clue only)
MOZART (6) bags Nov. 23, 2020, 9:47 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Genius prisoner returns from Alcatraz: ominous... (6) *TRAZ OM*< = genius
AMADEUS (7) wolf Nov. 23, 2020, 10:07 p.m. Firetruck Falco wants to be rocked by this Spanish love god (7) AMA + DEUS
SALIERI (7) flatluigi Nov. 23, 2020, 10:07 p.m. skaldskaparmal Mozart? He's not Israeli. That's ridiculous. (7) ISRAELI* = Mozart he's not
WOLFGANG (8) Rubix Nov. 23, 2020, 11 p.m. flatluigi Puck's pack? (8) wolfgang, wolf gang

;)
TURKEY (6) Tiralmo Nov. 24, 2020, 6:40 a.m. Tiralmo Jailer gives nary a quarter; three strikes (6) TUR(-n...)KEY: bowling term for three consecutive strikes
OVERSATURATION (14) lydian Nov. 24, 2020, 7:18 a.m. wolf Mars rover endlessly digs into planet to find location of celestial body with no end in sight (14) Mars rover endlessly: anagram of ROVE(-r)
digs into planet to find: container in SATURN
location of: AT
celestial body: IO
with no end in sight: def
YURT (4) lovemathboy Nov. 24, 2020, 10:39 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Unoriginal dairy product is a Mongolian creation (4) YOGURT (dairy product) - OG (original) = mongolian creation
MOGUL (5) Firetruck Nov. 24, 2020, 6:17 p.m. Timwi VIP hiding in Alamo Gulf (5) _MO GUL_ = VIP
WHATEVER (8) Idontknow Nov. 25, 2020, 4:51 p.m. Tiralmo Hate in West Virginia emergency room doesn't matter (8) W(HATE)V+ER = "doesn't matter"
VULTURE (7) phenomist Nov. 25, 2020, 5:41 p.m. bags Bird Box, dropping abhorrent lead, about to get “Universal” rating (7) VAULT (“Box”) minus A (“abhorrent lead”) + RE (“about”) surrounding U (“‘Universal’ rating”) // def. “Bird”
BELLY-SIDE UP (5-4, 2) bags Nov. 25, 2020, 11:38 p.m. Firetruck Lead took over for Bono, it is rumored, in Egg Style To The Heavens (5-4,2) "SONNY"->sunny, replace Lead Belly (blues guy) belly with sunny in sunny-side up
WAIF (4) InvalidD Nov. 26, 2020, 4:39 a.m. bags Homeless person was given that small cut (4) WAS ("was") + IF ("given that") - S ("small cut") // def. "Homeless person"
GO-SLOW (2-4) edderiofer Nov. 26, 2020, 8:36 a.m. flatluigi George Washington starts going around capital protest (2-4) GW around OSLO for 'protest'
RETRONYM (8) Firetruck Nov. 27, 2020, 10:30 a.m. Idontknow Wired might be trying to indicate, this Thursday, half of NY's metro is to be brought down with its terminal decommissioned (8) nysmetro -> etronysm
R+ETRONY(-(it)s)M = Wired might be trying to indicate this

Questionable definition courtesy of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_retronyms#Retronymic_adjectives
ADVENT (6) Space_Kalak Nov. 27, 2020, 10:30 a.m. Firetruck Spot chimney before Santa comes (6) AD + VENT
BIG BROTHER (3, 7) wolf Nov. 27, 2020, 10:39 a.m. wolf Older sibling's dazzling, bright robe (3, 7) BRIGHTROBE*
GOBBLE (6) phenomist Nov. 27, 2020, 6:21 p.m. bags Wolf or turkey's cry (6) double definition: "Wolf" (verb) // "turkey's cry"
AHEAD OF THE CURVE (5, 2, 3, 5) bags Nov. 28, 2020, 2 a.m. Firetruck Have cheated? Four deviations above normal (5, 2, 3, 5) HAVECHEATEDFOUR*
INTRINSIC (9) Firetruck Nov. 29, 2020, 10:58 a.m. Firetruck His nature is alternatively primal instinct or innate (9) alternativrs of hIsNaTuReIs + primes of instinct: NSIC
WETLANDS (8) Idontknow Nov. 29, 2020, 1:43 p.m. Firetruck Washes alt-left amid travels (8) WE(ALT<)NDS
YEW (3) wolf Nov. 29, 2020, 4:14 p.m. mbingo Reportedly, the person reading this is a plant (3) def: "a plant"; "you"
ETERNITY (8) chaotic_iak Nov. 29, 2020, 5:46 p.m. ev3commander Enter strange city--become topless forever (8) (ENTER)*+_ITY = forever
AFRO (4) bags Nov. 30, 2020, 10:56 a.m. skaldskaparmal Playing fa or do (4) FAOR* = (hair)do
TRIP THE LIGHT FANTASTIC (4, 3, 5, 9) Sp3000 Dec. 1, 2020, 5:59 p.m. flatluigi Dance, tap, flit: night theatrics! (4 3 5 9) *TAPFLITNIGHTTHEATRICS
BUCKET (6) mstang107 Dec. 1, 2020, 7:41 p.m. Firetruck Charlie, one day you'll kick it (6) ddef (Charlie Bucket)
LIST (4) phenomist Dec. 2, 2020, 12:33 a.m. level cant enumerate ddef
PFIZER (6) wolf Dec. 2, 2020, 12:50 a.m. bags Pharmaceutical company President that makes a buzz after losing a bit of sleep (6) def. "Pharmaceutical company" // P (President) + FIZZER (that makes a buzz) minus Z (a bit of sleep: sleeping is denoted as ZZZZZ.... so, a bit of sleep is just one Z)
DECEMBER (8) Tiralmo Dec. 2, 2020, 7:52 a.m. Tiralmo Half-decent: gets coal at Christmastime (8) DEC_+EMBER
COLORADO (8) bags Dec. 2, 2020, 1:44 p.m. ev3commander Dye a braid red in Spain (8) COLOR A DO (as in hairdo) -> red in Spain
UNSWEETENED (11) ev3commander Dec. 2, 2020, 6:48 p.m. Tiralmo You state and state - wear away - state finally in the end "an unpleasant taste" (11) "go write NSW clues" - ev, during conversation on "state" in cryptics.

U+NSW & "eat" + EN(_E)D = an unpleasant taste (nothing to do with *STATE here, nosiree...)
PLASTIC (7) skaldskaparmal Dec. 3, 2020, 5:03 p.m. Firetruck "Credit card?!" *slap* *slap* *twitch* (7) SLAP*+TIC
TOMATO (6) bags Dec. 4, 2020, 6:10 p.m. summitwei Salad ingredient made out of peeled specks at one, initially (6) (-a)TOM(-s)+AT+O_=salad ingredient
POTATO (6) Tiralmo Dec. 4, 2020, 6:14 p.m. summitwei Salad ingredient made out of peeled specks at one, initially (6) (-s)POT(-s)+AT+O_=salad ingredient
ROTATOR (7) wolf Dec. 4, 2020, 6:15 p.m. Firetruck One who spins a hill back and forth (7) ATOR< palindrome
BOLLIX (6) Firetruck Dec. 4, 2020, 6:33 p.m. Firetruck Err, the head of @Level51 is stuck in box (6) BO(L + LI)X
ANNOTATOR (9) phenomist Dec. 4, 2020, 7:07 p.m. Firetruck Marginal writer in the year of ink with gold (9) ANNO + TAT + OR
PAN (3) Space_Kalak Dec. 6, 2020, 1:49 p.m. skaldskaparmal Pot roast (3) ddef
ANY CLUE WHOSE SURFACE CONTAINS A CROSSWORD CLUE agnijo Dec. 6, 2020, 3:48 p.m. skaldskaparmal A winning clue: "It's consumed after trot about Equestria, primarily? (5)", for example (4, 9) Inner clue is TORT*+E, being a dessert, it's defined by "It's consumed after".
Outer clue is
It's is a connector
"consumed" = ATE
trot = CANTER
Equestria, primarily = E_
(5), for example = NUM
giving "A winning clue" = CANT(E_+NUM)ER+ATE (from https://cryptics.jackbrounstein.com/contest/1055-list-4)
BAOBAB (6) bags Dec. 6, 2020, 8:14 p.m. flatluigi blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, tree (6) Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood
SYZYGY (6) phenomist Dec. 7, 2020, 9:37 a.m. flatluigi "It's all lined up for the crowd!" says a G (6) vox(says a G)
EXTRA (5) skaldskaparmal Dec. 7, 2020, 5:32 p.m. bags Additional bit of sex training (5) hidden in sEX TRAining // def. "Additional"
EXTRACT (7) ev3commander Dec. 7, 2020, 5:35 p.m. mstang107 Passage from strange text arc (7) TEXTARC*
JE T'AIME (2, 1'4) bags Dec. 9, 2020, 1:19 p.m. AuLeaf Black robot setter's declaration of amour (2, 1'4) JET+A.I.+ME
MON DIEU (3, 4) Sp3000 Dec. 9, 2020, 11:31 p.m. quatrevingtneuf You and I get separated at the end of the world in a foreign land... quel désastre! (3 4) U and I separated at the end of MONDE (world in french, which i guess is a foreign land to most in this server) = quel désastre (another french interjection with similar usage)
TORTE (5) edderiofer Dec. 10, 2020, 12:14 a.m. Kit Cake with some biscuit or tea (5) biscuiT OR TEa
CARTOUCHE (9) Space_Kalak Dec. 10, 2020, 2:10 p.m. Deusovi Oblong vehicle that hit me (9) oblong = def (as a noun)
CAR = vehicle
TOUCHE = "that hit me" (as in fencing)
BOO-BOO (3-3) Idontknow Dec. 10, 2020, 8:22 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Breast half-exposed... oops, a mistake (3-3) BOOB (breast) + OO (half of oops) = a mistake
TWELVE (6) bags Dec. 11, 2020, 4:17 p.m. Firetruck Number of drummers? Two? Almost? Eleven? No...multiples of three...(6) TW + ELeVEn
NIGHTLY (7) skaldskaparmal Dec. 11, 2020, 5:41 p.m. mbingo Actress from Love Actually heard every… single… evening (7) def: "every single evening"; "Knightley"
MARKOV (6) wolf Dec. 11, 2020, 11:35 p.m. Firetruck Grade over 50%. Who studied, not knowing much history? (6) MARK + OV
ANY CLUE WHOSE SURFACE READS AS AN EQUATION (??) Firetruck Dec. 12, 2020, 8:08 a.m. Sp3000 Yup, x = x = 0 (1-4) Wordplay: YA + X IS
Def: x = 0
MIXMASTER (9) bags Dec. 13, 2020, 7:36 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Join up around holiday baking equipment (9) MITER (a type of join) around XMAS (holiday) = baking equipment
TINSEL (6) Space_Kalak Dec. 14, 2020, 2:17 p.m. bags Christmas decoration endlessly glistens in a magical way (6) [G]LISTEN*[S] // def. "Christmas decoration"
ANY CLUE WHOSE SURFACE COMPLIMENTS A PUZZLER (??) Tiralmo Dec. 14, 2020, 6:09 p.m. Sp3000 Outstanding Deusovi, extremely smart and genuine at heart — is he ultimately God? (13) Outstanding = D_I + STING ("smart") + _U_ + IS HE + _D
ANY CLUE/ANSWER REFERENCING A CHRISTMAS SONG (?) flatluigi Dec. 15, 2020, 4:11 p.m. Penzo Flirtatious lyrics woman has arranged! (3, 1, 4, 3, 9, 2, 3) ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU* &lit
AIRING OF GRIEVANCES (6, 2, 10) phenomist Dec. 15, 2020, 4:13 p.m. skaldskaparmal Holiday discussion about being accepted by Jesus of Nazareth (King of the Jews) that was embraced by reverend, was interrupted by good game between professionals (including famous actor McKellen) (6, 2, 10) about = OF
Jesus of Nazareth (King of the Jews) = INRI
reverend = REV
good game = GG
professionals = ACES
famous actor McKellen = IAN
giving

Holiday discussion = A(I(R(IN(G(OF)G)RI)EV)AN)CES
BLIZZARD (8) Idontknow Dec. 15, 2020, 4:14 p.m. Tiralmo Big reptile gets twice as much sleep during wintery conditions (8) B+LI(Z→ZZ)ARD
SPLANCHNIC (10) edderiofer Dec. 16, 2020, 4:33 a.m. AuLeaf Intestinal pains; clench awkwardly without hope, ultimately (10) SPLANCHNIC(-_e)*
DEFLATE (7) bags Dec. 16, 2020, 4:36 p.m. Sp3000 Discourage three consecutive notes (7) Discourage = D+E FLAT+E
BY-PRODUCT (2-7) InvalidD Dec. 16, 2020, 5:43 p.m. Firetruck Side effect of chanting, "PURCHASE...GOOD...." (2-7) "Buy"+PRODUCT
CLUE WITH DIFF ANS WHEN A LETTER IS REMOVED (???) Sp3000 Dec. 16, 2020, 6:32 p.m. AuLeaf She co-starred in "Vanilla Sky" with actor Terry of "Everybody Hates Chris" and "Brooklyn-Nine-Nine", reportedly (4/6) She co-starred in "Vanilla Sky": Penelope CRUZ ("Crews")
He co-starred in "Vanilla Sky": Tom CRUISE ("Crews")
MODERATOR (9) Tiralmo Dec. 17, 2020, 3:07 p.m. mbingo Dream with our leader (chaotic) leads to Tiralmo's first (and last) run for open PC position (9) def: "open PC position"; M(O_)DERA*+T_O+R
COW (3) skaldskaparmal Dec. 17, 2020, 4:21 p.m. Sp3000 Lower half of chicken (3) One that lows = COW(-ard)
ESSE (4) Idontknow Dec. 17, 2020, 10:58 p.m. skaldskaparmal Soul sees *Inside Out* (4) Put the EE inside of SEES on the outside
BEIGNET (7) wolf Dec. 18, 2020, 5:32 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Good books about finish of cream-coloured pastry (7) NT (good books, as in new testament) about the end of BEIGE (cream-coloured) = pastry
MINCE PIE (5, 3) Space_Kalak Dec. 18, 2020, 2:29 p.m. mbingo Christmas treat with orally fresh, herbal flavor—behold (5, 3) def: "Christmas treat"; "mint spy"
CARP Kit Dec. 18, 2020, 6:41 p.m. bags Complain about role-playing (4) def. "Complain" // CA ("about") + RP ("role-playing")
GO (2) bags Dec. 19, 2020, 2:10 a.m. flatluigi Leave some clothing on (2) clothinGOn
VOTING (6) lydian Dec. 19, 2020, 4:22 p.m. Firetruck Deciding to recall governor with just one little problem (6) DECIDING = def
G(NIT)OV<
IS (2) phenomist Dec. 19, 2020, 6:23 p.m. mbingo Essentially "exists" in English! (2) def: &lit; _IS_; _IS_

that is, this has two pieces of wordplay: exISts (indicated by "essentially") and englISh (clued by "in")
INSIDE BASEBALL (6, 8) Firetruck Dec. 20, 2020, 12:41 p.m. frictionlessemu Intimate knowledge of what happens at Rays home games? (6, 8) ddef ("Intimate knowledge of" for the idiomatic sense and "what happens at the Rays home games?" because the Tampa Bay Rays are the only MLB team currently playing in a stadium with an non-retractable dome)
ANY CLUE WHICH INCORPORATES A CAESAR CIPHER (?) bags Dec. 21, 2020, 12:43 p.m. agnijo Cheryl's turned 13, only (6) PURELY = ROT13 of CHERYL
ELEEMOSYNARY (12) Firetruck Dec. 22, 2020, 12:46 p.m. Firetruck Gratuitous, brutal melee unfortunate? Nay, rosy (12) MELEE* + NAYROSY*
FESTIVE (7) Space_Kalak Dec. 23, 2020, 9:20 a.m. Sp3000 Merry time in New York had by quintet (7) Merry = EST ("time in New York", or Eastern Standard Time) in FIVE
KRAMPUS (7) wolf Dec. 23, 2020, 9:38 a.m. wolf Creature of demonic mark ups (7) KRAMPUS*
PANICKING (9) Tiralmo Dec. 23, 2020, 9:55 a.m. Linus A secret solver tradition: before starting gift, Santa is in pain (9) PA(NICK)IN + G_
KABOOM (6) bags Dec. 23, 2020, 6:20 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Running amok around the middle of jamboree making a loud noise (6) /AMOK around jamBOree = a loud noise
SANITY (6) phenomist Dec. 24, 2020, 1:05 p.m. Sp3000 Reason Secret Solver participant didn't finish and took one year (6) reason = SANT(-a) taking one + year = SAN(I)T(-a)Y

This clue brought to you by Sp3000@BADSANTA.
BOXING DAY (6, 3) Firetruck Dec. 26, 2020, 9:41 a.m. Firetruck Archibald shouted, "Releasing personal info about controversial film director right now!" (6,3) spoonerism on "doxxing bay"
CLICK (5) Sp3000 Dec. 26, 2020, 7:34 p.m. Firetruck What a mouse does with a bit of cheese: probe with tongue (5) C+LICK
AULD LANG SYNE (4, 4, 4) Space_Kalak Dec. 27, 2020, 10:13 a.m. Firetruck Yule slang (and translation!) that's heard at year's end (4,4,4) YULESLANGAND*
✈️ (BE CREATIVE ON THE WORDPLAY) (1) Firetruck Dec. 28, 2020, 6:07 p.m. Firetruck It looks like a kiss with an ex was found around Mystery Hunt authors (1) It looks like xX, def = found around ✈️✈️✈️Galactic Trendsetters✈️✈️✈️
TWENTY-ONE (6-3) Tiralmo Dec. 31, 2020, 7:14 a.m. Firetruck Throw around two ten-yen at Blackjack (6-3) TWOTENYEN*
BEGINNING (9) Space_Kalak Dec. 31, 2020, 10:33 a.m. Kit Start turn after request (9) start = BEG + INNING
STARBOARD (9) ev3commander Dec. 31, 2020, 12:16 p.m. Firetruck Year's end, looking back: Rat? Pig? Dragon at the beginning? Right? (9) S + RAT< + BOAR + D
PORT (4) flatluigi Dec. 31, 2020, 12:17 p.m. quatrevingtneuf I'm left to bring cargo into the harbor (4) I'M left IMPORT (bring cargo into) = harbor. left is not the def hehehe
DETAIL(S) (6 OR 7) Firetruck Jan. 1, 2021, 8:02 p.m. quatrevingtneuf How to get user to use certain feature (6) de-tail USER to make USE = certain feature
DENTAL FLOSS (6, 5) bags Jan. 2, 2021, 1:38 a.m. wolf Medical field’s failure of a meme is some flimsy shit (6, 5) Medical field: DENTAL
failure: F
a meme: LOSS
some flimsy shit: def
DIAGONALISATION (15) agnijo Jan. 2, 2021, 11:51 a.m. Firetruck Decode cipher stashed snugly, enclosed within internal cubbyholes, progressively distinguishing alphabetical accoutrements, incomprehensible interconnection defragmentation, like this! (15) Diagonalization of the words makes DIAGONALISATION, which is like "diagonalization" but spelled in a weird way (-;
MYST (4) Firetruck Jan. 3, 2021, 8:15 p.m. Space_Kalak Video game wasn't a hit for the audience? (4) homophone "missed"
OSSOFF (6) wolf Jan. 3, 2021, 11:02 p.m. Sp3000 SoftFro has son oust oddly torn politician from Georgia (6) OSTROFF ("SoftFro" IRL) with T_R_ ousted by S = politician from Georgia
WARNOCK (7) frictionlessemu Jan. 4, 2021, 5:12 a.m. mstang107 Los Angeles suburb, according to reverend candidate Raphael Spoonerism of NORWALK = "candidate Raphael"
PERIHELION (10) Space_Kalak Jan. 4, 2021, 10:40 a.m. dohz Persian spirit has meeting with Norse goddess; it’s more or less positive by the time the sun draws near (10) PERI+HEL+ION

Persian spirit = PERI
Norse goddess = HEL
it’s more or less positive = ION
TETCBN (6) mstang107 Jan. 4, 2021, 1:53 p.m. flatluigi The error that cannot be named, primarily! (6) &lit
MUSEUM (6) EpicToast Jan. 4, 2021, 5:25 p.m. padi Headless emus join bizarre emu gallery (6) eMUS EMU* = gallery
CAMEMBERT (9) Idontknow Jan. 4, 2021, 6 p.m. Firetruck Cat caught first mouse with small, glowing piece of cheese (9) CA(M+EMBER)T
NO-SEE-UM (2-3-2) Firetruck Jan. 6, 2021, 10:43 a.m. Firetruck Said, "no replacing Mew in Museum of Insect" (2-3-2) "MUSEUM" replacing "mew" with "no"
AD NAUSEAM (2, 7) phenomist Jan. 6, 2021, 10:50 a.m. Firetruck One doctor, unamused, went on and on (2, 7) A + UNAMUSED*
SEDITION (8) bags Jan. 6, 2021, 4:24 p.m. Firetruck Senate issue?! (8) S + EDITION, &lit...kinda
HYDE (4) edderiofer Jan. 6, 2021, 8:17 p.m. Firetruck Park near half-demolished fragrant compound (4) ALDEHYDE - ALDE, Hyde Park being the park
SIKH (4) wolf Jan. 6, 2021, 8:19 p.m. Kit Religious follower? Just kidding, no end to a bit of heresy (4) religious follower = SIK(-e) + H
CONGRATULATIONS (15) flatluigi Jan. 7, 2021, 11:16 p.m. Firetruck Way to go about saturating colon (15) SATURATINGCOLON*, "way to go"=def
ANY CLUE WHICH CONTAINS EXACTLY ONE LETTER (?) Space_Kalak Jan. 8, 2021, 10:48 a.m. agnijo |>1=O (6) KET+ONE, def is "=O"
CHIVALRY (8) dohz Jan. 8, 2021, 11:41 a.m. Kit No one horse has this bare group of knights (8) group of knights = C(-a)(_HI_)VALRY
cavalry = horse (military definition)
CHARMANDER (10) bags Jan. 9, 2021, 9:16 a.m. AuLeaf Firestarter filling exotic dancer with pain (10) C(HARM)ANDER*
BRIC-A-BRAC (4-1-4) Firetruck Jan. 9, 2021, 12:48 p.m. AuLeaf Fabric (abracadabra!) conceals trinkets (4-1-4) _BRIC ABRAC_
ABRACADABRA (11) phenomist Jan. 9, 2021, 12:50 p.m. Firetruck Jerk wearing great undergarmets that makes the magic happen (11) A BRA(CAD)A BRA
SHARPIE (7) mstang107 Jan. 10, 2021, 1:01 a.m. wolf Dog breed with twisted tail: it is usually black (7) SHAR PEI -> SHARPIE
HIDE AND SEEK (4, 3, 4) AuLeaf Jan. 10, 2021, 8:32 p.m. mstang107 Writhing snake... he died for a children's game (4, 3, 4) SNAKEHEDIED* = "A children's game"
KICKOFF (7) wolf Jan. 11, 2021, 8:59 a.m. wolf Eliminate exciting event (7) ddef (KICK OFF/KICKOFF)
POINTLESS (9) Firetruck Jan. 11, 2021, 1:11 p.m. phenomist Game to have two seconds to become international (9) "have" = POSSESS; two seconds = SS, international = INTL, "Game" = PO(ss→INTL)ESS
GAME CHANGER (4, 7) bags Jan. 11, 2021, 11:27 p.m. Kit Foreman obtains robot suit, it's revolutionary (4, 7) it's revolutionary = GA(MECHA)NGER
FERROUS (7) Space_Kalak Jan. 12, 2021, 10:54 a.m. wolf Metallic wheel of some sort, it sounds like (7) “ferris”
UBNIQU (6) dohz Jan. 12, 2021, 5:09 p.m. edderiofer Reaction to puzzle element with number 121 displaying natural cleverness (6) UB(N+IQ)U = "reaction to puzzle"
INTERESTING (11) Kit Jan. 12, 2021, 10:43 p.m. dohz Exciting to be relaxing after endless winter (11) (-w)INTE(-r)+RESTING
LAWYER (6) mstang107 Jan. 13, 2021, 12:29 a.m. bags Advocate for woman wearing coat (6) def. "Advocate" // W ("woman") inside ("wearing") LAYER ("coat")
MIT (3) Idontknow Jan. 13, 2021, 12:34 a.m. Projectyl Origin of much computer science! (3) M(uch) + I.T.; &lit
BONK (4) padi Jan. 13, 2021, 2:06 a.m. InvalidD Bishop on king action (4) Def: action (sexual activity)
Wordplay: B+ON+K
COMMENCED (9) Sp3000 Jan. 13, 2021, 9:30 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Began to be congratulated on reducing onset of disease fivefold (9) COMMENDED (congratulated), D (onset of disease) -> C (500 > 100) = began
BIVOUAC (7) ev3commander Jan. 13, 2021, 2:17 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Taxi carrying you and circle of six returns to shelter (7) CAB (taxi) carrying U (you), O (circle), and VI (six) -> CA[UOVI]B reversed = shelter
COIN (4) Firetruck Jan. 14, 2021, 10:07 p.m. Projectyl One way to pay to assume joint risk? Not sure (4) "A way to pay" = def; CO-INSURE ("to assume joint risk") - SURE
FOUND (5) chaotic_iak Jan. 14, 2021, 10:08 p.m. Joman Discovered Dylanamite's coin: head became foggy first (5) def: discovered
Dylanamite's coin = POUND
head became foggy first = P -> F
=FOUND
MAKE DO (4, 2) bags Jan. 15, 2021, 10:36 p.m. dohz Male baker unwrapped dough without complaint to survive (4, 2) M+(-b)AKE(-r)+DO(-ugh)
ANSWER (6) Idontknow Jan. 15, 2021, 10:52 p.m. dohz A compass points right to the solution (6) A+NSWE+R
SILENCE (7) flatluigi Jan. 16, 2021, 11:05 a.m. dohz License to edit and censor (7) SILENCE*
EXHAUSTION (10) Space_Kalak Jan. 17, 2021, 10:06 a.m. dohz The anxious, distressed fatigue (10) EXHAUSTION*
PROJECTION (10) Sp3000 Jan. 18, 2021, 9:10 a.m. dohz First time means jack in insurance estimate (10) PRO(t->J)ECTION
PERPENDICULAR (13) wolf Jan. 18, 2021, 9:12 a.m. dohz For each awaiting, short of a pair, rimless eyepieces are steep (13) PER+PENDI(-ng)+(-o)CULAR(-s)
INSTITUTE (9) summitwei Jan. 18, 2021, 10:44 a.m. dohz Idol takes time to lose sizable heart for a bit of influence, following trendy society (9) IN+ST(a->I)TU(T)E
BE NOISY (2, 5) flatluigi Jan. 18, 2021, 11:11 a.m. dohz Make a fuss working to take one back and replace you with myself (2, 5) B(ENO<)(u->I)SY
CELLAR DOOR (6, 4) dohz Jan. 19, 2021, 2:29 p.m. AuLeaf Recall horrid sort of odor in basement entrance (6,4) CELLAR*+DOOR* oh no what's in the basement D:
BOUGIE (6) Firetruck Jan. 22, 2021, 11:46 a.m. Firetruck Fancy-pants up in unidentified aircraft (6) BO(U)GIE
MYSTERY (7) Space_Kalak Jan. 22, 2021, 12:01 p.m. Firetruck Why the author's sidelines shout was "yer out!" (7) MY + ShouT + YER*
AEGILOPS (8) dohz Jan. 23, 2021, 2:37 p.m. Firetruck Grass emerges from rotten spoilage (8) SPOILAGE*
OUT (3) Firetruck Jan. 24, 2021, 12:09 p.m. Firetruck Released scream, killing silence (3) SHOUT - SH
EVENING (7) Idontknow Jan. 24, 2021, 12:12 p.m. Firetruck Time of day for laying flat? ddef: evening (time of day) and even-ing (making more level or flat)
ENVOY (5) Space_Kalak Jan. 25, 2021, 2:54 p.m. dohz Messenger aboard maiden voyage (5) _EN VOY_
WHINGE (6) Firetruck Jan. 26, 2021, 1:02 p.m. Firetruck Grouse wing has hot sauce on the bottom (6) W(H)ING+saucE
FAKE (4) madjaqk Jan. 26, 2021, 1:05 p.m. Firetruck Gender-swapped fashion fantasy (4) swap M->F in MAKE (=fashion)
CRAB RAVE (4, 4) wolf Jan. 27, 2021, 7:02 a.m. dohz Bend backward and forward for a viral music video (4, 4) CRA<+BRAVE
SPOON-FEED (5-4) dohz Jan. 27, 2021, 2:59 p.m. AuthorialIntent Constantly give crap in tin, iron and lead every second (5-4) S(POO)N FE+_E_D
GREEN PAINT (5, 5) chaotic_iak Jan. 28, 2021, 11:07 a.m. dohz Core of disagreement with North Pole’s leader isn’t an item of little significance (5, 5) (-disa)GREE(-ment)+N+P_+AINT
PRAXIS (6) Firetruck Jan. 29, 2021, 7:08 a.m. dohz Praise cut short, interrupted by a kiss to get action (6) PRA(X)IS(-e)
CHECK (5) Space_Kalak Jan. 29, 2021, 3:01 p.m. dohz Chaotic heckler seizes control (5) _C HECK_
ARACHNOPHOBE (12) Kusane Jan. 30, 2021, 9:14 p.m. Firetruck Furiously abhor one chap who might not like _Charlotte's Web_ (12) ABHORONECHAP*
SCHMEAR (7) Firetruck Jan. 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m. dohz Leader of militia in frantic search for cover (7) SCH(M_)EAR*
PASSE-PARTOUT (5-7) ev3commander Jan. 31, 2021, 4:19 p.m. Firetruck Phineas's companion is outmoded, average spy (12) PASSÉ (=outmoded) + PAR (=average) + TOUT (=spy), from _Around the World in 80 Days_
SUDOKU (6) dohz Jan. 31, 2021, 5:49 p.m. majickace Press up, down, enter, up after the end of this logic game (6) _S+(U+D+OK+U)
LOGGING (7) madjaqk Feb. 1, 2021, 10:57 p.m. Kit Reporting great gains increasing principals in $GME position, perhaps (7) reporting = LO(G_G_I_)NG
REALIZE (7) Kit Feb. 2, 2021, 2:04 p.m. dohz Become aware of Area 51, head off to meet zany extraterrestrial leaders (7) (-a)REA+LI+(Z_+E_)
ETUI (4) Space_Kalak Feb. 2, 2021, 3:08 p.m. Kit Elegant container with useful items, primarily! (4) &lit ET + U_ + I_
AAA (3) Idontknow Feb. 2, 2021, 4:22 p.m. Firetruck They can get you a tow from a hot lava flow (3) A+ AA
CRYPTID (7) Firetruck Feb. 3, 2021, 8:01 a.m. AuLeaf One leaves awfully dirty pic for a large-footed guy who's into the wood, say (7) CRYPTID(-i)*; Bigfoot has large feet and lives in the wood
SPIRAL GALAXY (6, 6) wolf Feb. 3, 2021, 8:04 a.m. Tiralmo I'll x-ray... *gasp* a twisted cluster, like a pinwheel or a whirlpool (6,6) SPIRAL GALAXY* = Pinwheel galaxy or Whirlpool galaxy (or star cluster)
LWOJLA (6) edderiofer Feb. 3, 2021, 8:32 a.m. TangentOfA Law for Julia's odd suggestion (6) L_W_O_J_L_A
NOPE (4) EpicToast Feb. 3, 2021, 10 a.m. dohz An op-ed featuring an expression of dissent (4) _N OPE_
MIBNT (5) mstang107 Feb. 3, 2021, 11:18 a.m. AuthorialIntent Awesome university hosts a puzzle hunt (5) MI(BN)T
mibnt means awesome, right?
LUCIFER (7) SKOG Feb. 3, 2021, 12:51 p.m. mbingo Kevin Wald, sitting between limbo's entrance and chaotic fire, is the devil (7) def: "the devil"; L_+UC+IFER*

Kevin Wald is Ucaoimhu, or Uc for short
QAZVIN (6) Sp3000 Feb. 3, 2021, 7:02 p.m. dohz Start to quantify the set of integers between one and five in the calligraphy capital of Iran (6) Q_+(A+Z+V)+IN
NORSEMEN (8) ChrisWeedPiano Feb. 3, 2021, 10:39 p.m. tckmn Mountaineers, possibly, overlooking tops of Urdanostindene, Tjørnholstind, and Istind! (8) NORSEMEN(-u_t_a_i_)* &lit
SIC (3) dohz Feb. 4, 2021, 5:57 p.m. Firetruck Written back the same way! (3) CIS< (cis- meaning the same, sic meaning to write a quote verbatim, including mistakes)
GO BRRR (2, 4) Firetruck Feb. 5, 2021, 8:36 a.m. TangentOfA Odd Goodbar or dry printer action (2, 4) G_O_B_R _R _R_
def: (money) printer action
III (3) Idontknow Feb. 5, 2021, 7:07 p.m. mstang107 "Veni, vidi, vici" ends Roman figure (3) _I + _I + _I = "Roman figure"
VOTE (4) Tiralmo Feb. 6, 2021, 9:44 p.m. dohz Pivoted pocketed pick (4) _VOTE_
DEFINITION (10) Kusane Feb. 6, 2021, 10:29 p.m. AuthorialIntent Quality explanation (10) ddef
BLURSED (7) Kit Feb. 6, 2021, 11:04 p.m. mstang107 Ambiguous, obscure Spanish word meaning thirst (7) "Ambiguous"=BLUR+SED
WORDPLAY (8) Firetruck Feb. 7, 2021, 8:51 a.m. TangentOfA Verbal gymnastics or headless fencing (8) (-s)WORDPLAY
CONNECTOR (9) phenomist Feb. 7, 2021, 7:12 p.m. mbingo MMA fighter McGregor grabs neck abruptly, along with opponent's right knee, for one? (9) def: "knee, for one"; CON(NEC_+_T)OR

Conor McGregor is a big name in MMA; a knee is an example of a joint/connector
SALAMI (6) Space_Kalak Feb. 8, 2021, 3:46 a.m. dohz Cured sausage from dreadful, endless malaise (6) SALAMI(-e)*
HOMEOWNER (9) dohz Feb. 8, 2021, 6:53 p.m. dohz That woman received a premonition about a cry of pain for a landlord (9) H(OME(OW)N)ER
AIOLI (5) Firetruck Feb. 9, 2021, 8:57 a.m. dohz Outer bits of peeled garlic and oil, blended! (5) _A_I_+(OLI*)

&lit
HEMLOCK (7) wolf Feb. 9, 2021, 8:58 a.m. skaldskaparmal Poison that man, Mike, then bolt (7) HE+M+LOCK
KETCHUP (7) TangentOfA Feb. 9, 2021, 3:34 p.m. dohz Condiment King and others start to hold up (7) K+ETC+H_+UP
SQUEEGEE (8) Sp3000 Feb. 9, 2021, 4:24 p.m. dohz Window-cleaner, look around: Her Highness lost a shoe by garden’s entrance (8) S(QUEE_+G_)EE
NEVER-ENDING (5-6) InvalidD Feb. 9, 2021, 9:20 p.m. Firetruck Ou o contro ner evenin wit crypti lik thi (5-6) (Out of control evening with a cryptic like this), each word is "never ending", NERDEVENING*
YEAR OF THE OX (4, 2, 3, 2) Space_Kalak Feb. 12, 2021, 4:02 a.m. dohz Marry me, finally, returning for a hug and kiss after the lunar calendar’s current phase (4, 2, 3, 2) (_Y+_E)+(A+ROF)<+(THE+(O+X))
MISLED (6) dohz Feb. 12, 2021, 6:58 p.m. Firetruck Mistaken doctor travelled about island (6) M(ISLE)D
ELEVEN ACROSS (6, 6) Kusane Feb. 13, 2021, 10:37 a.m. dohz Killer whale nevertheless lost heart, mostly rising to entry (6, 6) ((EL_EVEN+ACRO)<)SS

Killer whale = ORCA
nevertheless lost heart = NEVE(-rthe)LESS
mostly rising = partial reversal indicator (this is ironically a down clue)
entry = def
GOOSE EGG (5, 3) Firetruck Feb. 13, 2021, 4:49 p.m. dohz Goes to provide everything needed for nothing at all (5, 3) “Goes” letter bank
ELBOW (5) Kit Feb. 13, 2021, 6:06 p.m. wolf Macaroni in Béchamel bowl (5) _EL BOW_
the sauce in mac & cheese is basically Béchamel
CELLIST (7) wolf Feb. 14, 2021, 12:32 a.m. dohz Expert with strings in Excel lists (7) _CEL LIST_
WILDCARD (8) WoomyRogue Feb. 14, 2021, 11:29 a.m. AuLeaf Joker's wacky riddles about losing keys (8) anagram ("about") WAC[-ky]RIDDL[-es] for WILDCARD(-keys)*
VOCIFERATES (11) joman522 Feb. 15, 2021, 2:07 p.m. majickace Shouts "Fires!" to evac chaotically (11) Shouts = def
disorderly = anagram indicator
firestoevac = VOCIFERATES*
LADY LUCK (4, 4) WoomyRogue Feb. 16, 2021, 11:45 a.m. majickace The kid blessed, from toe to head, by the goddess of fortune (4,4) The kid = LAD
blessed = LUCKY
from toe to head = LUCK_Y => Y_LUCK

the goddess of fortune = def
PANCAKE (7) Space_Kalak Feb. 16, 2021, 2:24 p.m. wolf Hate to put on makeup for a flat ass (7) Hate: PAN
to put on makeup: CAKE

flat ass: def
DOLLOP (6) dohz Feb. 16, 2021, 7:23 p.m. Firetruck Overheard, "Put on something elegant, just a little bit" (6) "DOLL UP" homophone
OOO (3) Idontknow Feb. 16, 2021, 7:38 p.m. Firetruck Finn's home! *love* *hugs* (3) (Adventure Time is set in Ooo, O= hug as in hugs and kisses xoxo, love=0 in tennis)
THE XX (3, 2) wolf Feb. 16, 2021, 7:40 p.m. wolf Indie band with charm in Texas (3, 2) T(HEX)X
TRAINGLE ( 8) calica Feb. 16, 2021, 7:43 p.m. dohz A cute conveyance heartlessly trapping leg, cutting off foot ( 8) TRA(-pp)ING+LE(-g)
FLIBBERTIGIBBET (15) phenomist Feb. 17, 2021, 12:15 p.m. skaldskaparmal Nitwit storyteller describes Lima: "Place to the west, large, within Tibet" (15) Nitwit = F(L)IBBER+TI(GIB<)BET
BIDEN (5) SKOG Feb. 17, 2021, 12:34 p.m. dohz President is sloppy in bed (5) BIDEN*

why
DEAD PRESIDENTS (4 10) flatluigi Feb. 17, 2021, 12:34 p.m. WoomyRogue Washington and Jefferson, for example, remix EP and add locals (4, 10) _EP ADD_+RESIDENTS
"Washington and Jefferson, for example" is the def
REGULAR (7) mstang107 Feb. 17, 2021, 1:15 p.m. Kit Soldier backfires pistol and assault rifle (7) Soldier = REGUL< + AR
luger is a pistol
EDNASWAP (8) SoftFro Feb. 17, 2021, 9:03 p.m. Linus Trade genes over the internet to a band I have not heard of (8) Ddef. (To trade genes over the internet is to e-DNA-swap)
SILHOUETTE (10) majickace Feb. 18, 2021, 11:47 a.m. skaldskaparmal Entity made of pure darkness is let out. And he's mad. (10) Entity made of pure darkness = anagram of IS LET OUT HE
PERSEVERANCE (12) Kit Feb. 18, 2021, 12:59 p.m. dohz Stamina for each lively verse and dance without leader (12) PER+(SEVER*)+(-d)ANCE
ERA (3) Firetruck Feb. 18, 2021, 7:58 p.m. Firetruck Time is, for many, running backwards (3) ARE<
FLYSWATTER (10) WoomyRogue Feb. 19, 2021, 5:26 a.m. NrgSpoon Newspaper suggests pilots add tea to their drink (10) FLYS+WAT(+T)ER
ACCIACCATURA (12) phenomist Feb. 19, 2021, 12:19 p.m. Linus About about about about one about about almost about face a note (12) About about = AC<
about about one = C(I)A
about = C
about = CA
almost about face = TUR(-n)
a = A
Def: the ever unambiguous word "note"
CANCUN (6) wolf Feb. 19, 2021, 1:22 p.m. dohz Finally, Sen. Cruz oddly aboard vessel leading to seaside getaway (6) CA(_N+C_U_)N
TED CRUZ (3, 4) EpicToast Feb. 19, 2021, 1:48 p.m. phenomist Senator's talk: zodiac killer ends gun shortage (3, 4) "Senator" = TED+_C _R+UZ(-i)
MONUMENT (8) Space_Kalak Feb. 20, 2021, 2:28 p.m. Firetruck Kind of metal found in minute statue (8) MO(NU)MENT (moment=minute, Nü is ostensibly a kind of metal...but it's actually just kind of terrible)
DEFENESTRATE (12) rg1227 Feb. 20, 2021, 6:58 p.m. ev3commander Bizarre defense: first tackle, then charge, leading to throw out of a window (12) (DEFENSE)* + T_ + RATE
DOZE (4) dohz Feb. 20, 2021, 8:09 p.m. Firetruck Pass out unbaked breads to the audience (4) "Doughs" (to the audience = homophone indicator)
GRAVITAS (8) WoomyRogue Feb. 21, 2021, 6:29 a.m. dohz Seriousness of regular dirtbags coming after mostly easy money (8) GRAV(-y)+_I_T_A_S
FIDDLEDEEDEE (12) phenomist Feb. 21, 2021, 1:07 p.m. dohz Start to fight 1,500,550 nemeses, evenly taking action for a lot of nonsense (12) F+I+D+DL+_E(DEED)_E_E_
IXPOWHXQELZTBUMXDS (18) Cheshire Feb. 21, 2021, 9:24 p.m. Cheshire During nine left-wing politicians' pandemic coverage, a loveless Doctor Cross and a homeless man trap a confused quetzal and steal its gold; the whole thing signals a traumatic ending (18) Nine = IX

Left-wing politicians = Ds

Nine left-wing politicians' pandemic coverage = IX (POX) Ds

During nine left-wing politicians' pandemic coverage, a loveless Doctor (WHO - O) Cross (X) and a homeless man (BUM) = IX [PO (WHX BUM) X ] DS

During nine left-wing politicians' pandemic coverage, a loveless Doctor Cross and a homeless man trap a confused quetzal (QELZTAU) and steal its gold (-AU) = IX{PO[WHX(QELZT)BUM]X}DS

"The whole thing signals a traumatic ending" = definition
PRIX FIXE (4, 4) Idontknow Feb. 21, 2021, 9:34 p.m. Firetruck Starter, so we hear, it's all included (4,4) "PREFIX"=starter
NONSENSE (8) Rubix Feb. 21, 2021, 9:56 p.m. Tiralmo Babble on about fly with nightingale's head for all time (8) babble = NO<+(t→N_)SE(t→N_)SE
DAFT PUNK (4, 4) flatluigi Feb. 22, 2021, 6:53 a.m. Firetruck Jordan's specialty: welcoming back past house experts (4,4) Jordan's specialty=dunk (Michael Jordan)
Back=AFT
Past=P
house experts=def
D(AFTP)UNK
AULEAF (6) AuthorialIntent Feb. 22, 2021, 8:59 a.m. Firetruck Cryptician recalled Fair Folk language (6) (FAE + LUA)<, LUA being a programming language
VACCINE (7) short_c1rcuit Feb. 22, 2021, 12:13 p.m. Linus 1cc injected into vein, perhaps! (7) (We talked about this clue in the Discord, so it's a collaborative effort.)
&lit. Wordplay is VEIN around "a cc". I'm not sure how legit "perhaps" is as an anagram indicator, though.
DUPE (4) Firetruck Feb. 22, 2021, 12:17 p.m. dohz Fool a noble, quietly replacing king (4) DU(k->P)E
AESTHETICS (10) Koala Feb. 22, 2021, 12:44 p.m. dohz Troubled East and hectic South, lacking one hundred principles of art (10) AEST*+HE(-c)TIC+S
CLINOMANIA (10) rg1227 Feb. 22, 2021, 7:09 p.m. WoomyRogue Endless continuum with Oman and Iowa keeps people in bed (10) CLIN(-E)+OMAN+IA
Keeps people in bed = def
MESOTHELIOMA (12) wolf Feb. 22, 2021, 8:05 p.m. WoomyRogue Lung tumors are awfully loathsome, Mei (12) LOATHSOME+MEI*
lung tumors = def
QUINQUAGENARIAN (15) EricFox53 Feb. 22, 2021, 8:14 p.m. AuLeaf Like my parents in quarantine: out of time, distressed about succumbing to fear without family members (15) anag. INQUARAN(-t)INE around QUA(-kin)G [quaking = succumbing to fear; kin = family members]
ASSASSIN (8) TangentOfA Feb. 22, 2021, 9:19 p.m. dohz Endlessly judging her, essentially becoming a murderer (8) Endlessly judging = ASSESSIN(-g)
her, essentially becoming a = _e_->A
murderer = def
DIME Tiralmo Feb. 22, 2021, 9:19 p.m. Cheshire In Madrid, tell me where to make a sharp turn (4) "Dime" is Spanish for "tell me"; "where to make a sharp turn" is the definition
DISINGENUOUS (12) ev3commander Feb. 22, 2021, 9:28 p.m. dohz Start to deliver promissory notes around, chaotically ensuing to be insincere (12) D+I(SINGENU*)OUS
EGGCORN (7) padi Feb. 22, 2021, 11:42 p.m. dohz GregCon went crazy as a result of miscommunication (7) EGGCORN*
FIFTY-FIFTY (5-5) phenomist Feb. 23, 2021, 1:57 p.m. Cheshire Nothing fair (5-5) Ddef: "50 minus 50" is nothing, while "fifty fifty" is fair
LOBSTER BUCKS (7, 5) WoomyRogue Feb. 23, 2021, 4:24 p.m. Kit Toss coffee with energy, exchanging for a crustacean currency? (7, 5) crustacean currency = LOB + ST(a->E)RBUCKS
867-5309 (3-4) Cheshire Feb. 23, 2021, 9:32 p.m. wolf Popular song was a Britney hit with its year of release after messing up counting "5, 6, 7, 8" (3-4) Britney hit: 3
its year of release: '09
Messing up counts of 5678: 8675*

Popular song: def for 8675*+3+09
NEXT-LEVEL (4-5) Idontknow Feb. 23, 2021, 9:39 p.m. InvalidD Impressive books covering old story (4-5) Def: Impressive
NT (books, New Testament) surrounding EX (old)+ LEVEL (story, of a building)
BAD (3) edderiofer Feb. 23, 2021, 9:53 p.m. InvalidD Wicked black spot (3) B+AD
On a related note: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC4NNUYIIdM
TITTLE (6) lydian Feb. 24, 2021, 11:15 a.m. TangentOfA Little bird, little half, little dot (6) TIT+_TLE
WIND-UP (4-2) Space_Kalak Feb. 25, 2021, 3:28 a.m. dohz Sweep down and up like clockwork (4-2) WIN+D+UP
NASDAQ (6) Kit Feb. 25, 2021, 1:17 p.m. Cheshire Stock market Q-and-A's are dodgy (6) QANDAS*
LAUREN (6) SKOG Feb. 25, 2021, 1:28 p.m. Firetruck Ralph's unreal fantasy (6) Ralph (Lauren) = def
UNREAL*
JUMENTOUS (9) rg1227 Feb. 25, 2021, 4:18 p.m. Kit Beast, smelling mints around you, follows initially just you (9) beast smelling = J_+U+MENTO(U)S
mint around you = MENTOS containing U
follows initially just you = after J(-ust)U
AGED RUM (4, 3) WoomyRogue Feb. 25, 2021, 4:27 p.m. dohz Drunk rummaged without a bit of moderation for alcohol (4, 3) AGEDRUM(-m)*
AGGREGATING (11) phenomist Feb. 25, 2021, 5:39 p.m. dohz Greg is in Georgia, surrounded by giant, riotous gathering (11) A(G(GREG)A)TING*

the saga of GregCon continues
INTESTINES (10) Sp3000 Feb. 25, 2021, 6:20 p.m. TangentOfA Iceland holding exam in nine body parts (10) I(N(TEST)INE)S
ANY CLUE WHOSE SURFACE IS A PALINDROME (?) Tiralmo Feb. 25, 2021, 7:27 p.m. EpicToast Flow god: OG wolf (5) DOGGO*
LIT (3) Firetruck Feb. 26, 2021, 10:12 a.m. majickace Today I learned about a cryptic clue where the entire clue is both the definition and the wordplay (3) Today I learned = TIL
about = reversal indicator

a cryptic clue where the entire clue is both the definition and the wordplay = def
LIT<
BOBBINS (7) EricFox53 Feb. 26, 2021, 8:25 p.m. majickace Endlessly fishing for apples with short reel (7) endlessly = remove last letter
fishing for apples = BOBBING
short = S
reel = def

BOBBIN(-g) + S
ANY CLUE THAT DOESN'T USE THE LETTER E (?) short_c1rcuit Feb. 27, 2021, 2:07 p.m. Firetruck Apiarist's constant conduct: swimming in suds (9) Ans BEEKEEPER (BE(E+KEEP)ER)
E = constand, beer=suds, keep=conduct (keep the kitchen)
ANY CLUE WHOSE SURFACE IS A STRING OF SEVEN OR MORE EMOJI (?) Cheshire Feb. 27, 2021, 2:48 p.m. Firetruck 😱🤡📥🎪➡️⭕️⭕️(8️⃣) Scary clown in circus makes loops (8)
Ans CIRCUITS (IT =clown in CIRCUS)
AILUROPHILE (11) rg1227 Feb. 27, 2021, 4:22 p.m. skaldskaparmal Catholic university sports trouble distressed Phil Roe? (11) University = U
sports = container
trouble = AIL
distressed Phil Roe = ROPHILE*
making AIL(U)ROPHILE = Catholic (https://i.imgur.com/AJm6ITv.png)
ANY CLUE (?) AuthorialIntent Feb. 27, 2021, 7:33 p.m. Kit Scraps of round steak stewed with potato! (3 5) (3) &lit (R_S_+POTATO)* = POT ROAST

ddef pan credit to skaldskaparmal
https://cryptics.jackbrounstein.com/contest/1066-pan-3?highlight=5231#clue5231
ZOUNDS (6) Kit Feb. 27, 2021, 8:42 p.m. AuLeaf Zoo ruined as every other member's disappeared? Egad! (6) Z_O_U_N_D_S
DAM (3) skaldskaparmal Feb. 27, 2021, 8:46 p.m. majickace Shaving the top bit off of a cheese coated in a red wax barrier (3) shaving the top bit off = remove first letter
a cheese coated in a red wax = EDAM
barrier = def

(-e)DAM
CENTAUR (7) AuLeaf Feb. 27, 2021, 8:49 p.m. majickace Mythical beast shrouded in magnificent aura (7) mythical beast = def
shrouded in = hidden word indicator

magnifi(CENT AUR)a
PARSIMONY (9) wolf Feb. 28, 2021, 9:06 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Simple principle's goal: get a "Yes" from Cowell (9) PAR (goal) + SIMON Y (yes from cowell, talent show judge) = principle about simplicity
ANY CLUE WHOS SURFACE IS A PALNDROME, HAS SEVEN OR MORE EMOJIS, AND DOESNT USE THE LETTER E (?) WoomyRogue Feb. 28, 2021, 9:38 a.m. skaldskaparmal M :flag_as: :flag_as: :flag_as: :flag_as: :flag_as: :flag_as: :flag_as: M (4) M+AS'S (defined by M, as an abbreviation)
PERIAPSIS (9) ev3commander Feb. 28, 2021, 12:01 p.m. dohz Spatial proximity of disguised spies circling revolutionary duo (9) PE(RIAP<)SIS*
QUESTION MARK OR ? (8 4 or 1) Idontknow Feb. 28, 2021, 10 p.m. AuLeaf Somethin' heartlessly broken into, maybe a top? (8 4) QU(ESTIONM[-h]*)ARK; def: ?
GAMESTOP (8) TangentOfA Feb. 28, 2021, 10:09 p.m. Sp3000 Exploit short positions primarily restricted to retail company (8) Retail company = GAME ("exploit", as a system) + S_ P_ ("short positions" primarily) around TO = GAME+S_(TO)P_
CUMMERBUND (10) Space_Kalak March 1, 2021, 3:36 a.m.
THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY (3, 11, 5, 2, 3, 6) phenomist March 1, 2021, 3:27 p.m. ev3commander "Oh, it hit, huh?" sketchily exaggerated fantasy book (3, 11, 5, 2, 3, 6) book = <ohithithuhsketchilyexaggerated>
ERIC FOX (4, 3) EricFox53 March 1, 2021, 6:10 p.m. dohz Spooner’s iron bovine leads to puzzler (4, 3) “ferric ox” spoonerism
RUBIK'S CUBE (6, 4) Rubix March 1, 2021, 6:16 p.m. dohz Buick’s crashed, intercepting a Countryman to create a puzzling combination of color (6, 4) RU(BIKSCU*)BE
…alternatively, R(UBIKSC*)UBE

a Countryman = RUBE
IRON (III) CHLORIDE (4 (3) 8) Cheshire March 1, 2021, 6:19 p.m. dohz Amid anger, big brother gained one and lost one by Florida, removing boundaries for a compound (4(3) 8) IR(ONII(I)CH(-an)+(-f)LORID(-a))E
SWIMS (5) dohz March 2, 2021, 6:02 p.m. dohz Moves in water, primarily, backstroking within seas’ boundaries! (5) S_((W_+I_+M_)<)_S

&lit
STOLID (6) Sp3000 March 3, 2021, 6:24 a.m. dohz Bristol ideally keeps calm (6) _STOL ID_
HYACINTH (8) rg1227 March 3, 2021, 1 p.m. lydian At last, reach after Cynthia's exotic plant (8) HYACINT* + H = "plant"
INDIVISIBILITY (14) phenomist March 3, 2021, 3:46 p.m. Firetruck Why you can't see concealed, regressive primal urges: the whole cannot be decomposed (14) IN(ID<)VISIBILITY
MOON MOON (4, 4) wolf March 3, 2021, 5:34 p.m. Sp3000 Low Mass held in time for Gundam space colony (4, 4) MOO ("low", verb) + M ("mass") in NOON ("time") = MOO+N(M)OON = Space colony from the Gundam series. A Low Mass is a Mass without singing.
KVETCH (6) Firetruck March 3, 2021, 7:57 p.m. Firetruck A bit of kimchi and vanilla and so on: beginning to have bellyache (6) Kimchi + Vanilla + ETC + Have
REPRESENTATIVE (14) SoftFro March 4, 2021, 12:55 p.m. flatluigi Ideal grandma has gift for all, at last (14) RE(_L->PRESENT)ATIVE
SPLOOSHING (10) EpicToast March 4, 2021, 5:56 p.m. Firetruck Shore Patrolman John's at the end of lunch in Germany, really, really enjoying food (10) SP + LOOS (john's) + luncH + IN + G(ermany)
SENATOR (7) Tiralmo March 4, 2021, 9:17 p.m. dohz Politician turns back time, becoming new (7) SE(t->N)ATOR<
QUOTE UNQUOTE (5, 7) InvalidD March 4, 2021, 9:24 p.m. skaldskaparmal So-called "United Nations" (5, 7) So-called = QUOTE+UN+QUOTE
漫畫 (2) Idontknow March 4, 2021, 10:06 p.m. Cheshire Transcript of Japanese comic read traditionally: "Brush field one." "Say 'net' again." "Water." (2) "Transcript of Japanese comic" (def) + read top-down, right-to-left: 聿 (radical 129, "brush"), 田 (radical 102, "field"), 一 (radical 1, "one") ⺜(form of radical 73, "say"), 罒 (form of radical 122, "net"), 又 (radical 29, "again"), 氵(form of radical 85, "water")
UNINTUITIVE (11) Kit March 5, 2021, 12:51 a.m. Firetruck H&R Block, but not TurboTax, like the tax code, maybe (11) Ddef (TurboTax being produced by the company Intuit)
ZYZZYVA (7) TangentOfA March 5, 2021, 4:50 a.m. Firetruck You're beginning to interrupt sleep with reading back mostly blue magazine (7) ZZZ= sleep
You're beginning = Y
Reading back mostly blue = NAVY< - first letter
Google tells me Zyzzyva is a magazine
JETTISON (8) skaldskaparmal March 5, 2021, 7:25 a.m. wolf Throw something fast - is not out! (8) JET+TISON*
EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL (16) phenomist March 5, 2021, 6:03 p.m. edderiofer Trip Jack, keeping to the extreme and in the style of surprised face meeting skull (after decapitation!), following key uninitiated Icelandic smoker? (16) (-k)EY+J(AF)J(ALLA)J+Ö+(-s)KULL = "Icelandic smoker"
PAREIDOLIA (10) Firetruck March 5, 2021, 8:33 p.m. Firetruck Trim pop star Sia lost her head, seeing Elvis in toast and Jesus in the mashed potatoes, perhaps (10) PARE + IDOL + sIA
BANK (4) dohz March 6, 2021, 7:43 p.m. Space_Kalak Place you might find a deposit? (4) &lit ddef; money at a financial bank, silt at a riverbank
UPGRADE (7) madjaqk March 6, 2021, 9:15 p.m. junkmail Change up score (7) def = change
up + (score = grade)
BUG (3) Tiralmo March 6, 2021, 9:23 p.m. madjaqk Insect found in Malibu gardens (3) "Insect": definition
"found in": hidden words indicator
maliBU Gardens
SONDER (6) WoomyRogue March 7, 2021, 7:52 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Person derives internal understanding of others’ internal understandings (6) perSON DERives (internal) = understanding of ...
DEMISEMIHEMIDEMISEMIQUAVER (26) Space_Kalak March 7, 2021, 11:46 a.m. frictionlessemu Brief note: Two instances of death-by-Michigan were separated by an engine shudder (26) Two copies of (DEMISE+MI), with HEMI (= a type of engine) in between, followed by QUAVER (= shudder) -> "brief note"
KNICK-KNACK (5-5) phenomist March 7, 2021, 6:09 p.m. dohz King Nicholas can return in casual agreement for a trifle (5-5) K+NICK+K(NAC<)K

casual agreement = KK
PADDYWHACK (10) Sp3000 March 7, 2021, 10:42 p.m. majickace Cracking a password with leads from a dastardly devilish youth to gain unauthorized access to a system will result in a spanking (10) cracking = containment indicator
password = PW
leads from = first letters
a dastardly devilish youth = ADDY
to gain unauthorized access to a system = HACK
will result in = connector
a spanking = def

P(A_+D_+D_+Y_)W + HACK
BONE (4) Idontknow March 7, 2021, 10:58 p.m. dohz Completely regular brownies (4) B_O_N_E_

def = Completely, as in “bone tired”

yes, officer, these are completely regular brownies
THANK YOU OR THANK-YOU (5, 3 OR 5-3) InvalidD March 9, 2021, 1:10 a.m. dohz Waving hanky out as an expression of gratitude (5, 3) (THANK YOU)*
GREEBLE (7) WoomyRogue March 9, 2021, 7:56 a.m. dohz Visual detail is mostly green and blue, wanting turquoise, essentially (7) GREE(-n)+BL(-_u_)E
MONDRIAN (8) rg1227 March 9, 2021, 1:46 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Artwork with coloured rectangles in random configuration (8) /INRANDOM = artwork with coloured rectangles
ANY CLUE WHERE EVERY WORD CONTAINS THE LETTER Q (?) EricFox53 March 9, 2021, 8:16 p.m. Firetruck Equitable faqir quashing queen (4) FAIR (equitable = def)
Queen = Q leaving faqir
LUCILLE BALL (7, 4) phenomist March 10, 2021, 1:10 a.m. Firetruck Free fish party announcement?! Who has some 'splainin' to do? (7, 4) "LOOSE (free) EEL (fish)" + BALL (=party)
DITTO (5) dohz March 10, 2021, 7:50 p.m. lydian Edition regularly captures it the same as before (5) "the same as before" = _D_(IT)T_O_
BLOTTO (6) flatluigi March 10, 2021, 8:32 p.m. dohz Drunk bastard initially joins gambling game (6) B_+LOTTO
GOODBYE (7) skaldskaparmal March 11, 2021, 9:32 a.m. dohz Leave. Do return by the start of evening. Farewell. (7) GO+(OD<)+BY+E_
GNEISS (6) WoomyRogue March 11, 2021, 9:33 a.m. dohz Rock is pleasing to the ear (6) “nice” homophone
PRODUCE (7) Space_Kalak March 11, 2021, 11:52 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Living things from the farm regurgitate cud, or perhaps hold it back (7) *E CUD OR P* (hold back) = living vegetables from the farm, not the implied cows
CARNAPTIOUS (11) Firetruck March 11, 2021, 6:36 p.m. dohz Our captain’s terribly grumpy (11) CARNAPTIOUS*
TIME IMMEMORIAL (4, 10) phenomist March 12, 2021, 10:58 a.m. majickace Anarchic Miami metro mile has long since been forgotten (4, 10) anarchic = anagram indicator
miami metro mile = TIME IMMEMORIAL*
long since been forgotten = def
URL (3) Idontknow March 13, 2021, 12:56 a.m. dohz Oddly unruly address (3) U_R_L_
FORGET-ME-NOT (6-2-3) rg1227 March 13, 2021, 8:53 a.m. lydian A flower is gotten from peculiarly accepting Earth's source (6-2-3) "A flower" = FORG(E)TMENOT*
ANY CLUE THAT SOUNDS DIRTY BUT ISNT (?) WoomyRogue March 13, 2021, 9:38 a.m. TangentOfA Erection made by an endless nut in a time period (8) MONUMENT
MO(NU(-t))MENT
FAHRENHEIT (10) majickace March 13, 2021, 6:46 p.m. TangentOfA Scale and feather being: he exists, oddly (10) F_A_H_R_E_N_H_E_I_T_
INCONVENIENCING (15) phenomist March 14, 2021, 2:42 p.m. InvalidD Causing trouble by screwing with engine? Convincing, but not quite (15) Anagram of ENGINE CONVINCING without the last letter
ELLIPSIS (8) dohz March 14, 2021, 8:59 p.m. AuLeaf Returning some drinks i-spilled-but-let's-not-dwell-on-this-part-kthx (8) _ELLIPS I S_<
ANY CLUE WITH AN ENUMERATION META (?) WoomyRogue March 15, 2021, 10:41 a.m. phenomist Potato-eating space acquires ringed flagship exterior and frost second, for example (5, 2, 5, 7) TUBER eating PLENUM acquires O+F_P+RIME, +S = TU(PLE(O+F_P+RIME)NUM)BER+S = "for example (5, 2, 5, 7)"
XEROX (5) Idontknow March 15, 2021, 11:28 a.m. Rubix A photocopier's two unknowns surround nothing, mostly (5) X(ERO)X = photocopier
X is an unknown in algebra
ZERO = nothing
ERO = nothing, mostly
THROUGH (7) skaldskaparmal March 15, 2021, 11:29 a.m. dohz Beyond the endless expanse outside the fairway (7) TH(-e)+ROUGH
LIVERPOOL (9) Space_Kalak March 15, 2021, 12:57 p.m. dohz Resident to circle back to English city (9) LIVER+(POOL<)
ARMADILLO (9) EricFox53 March 15, 2021, 11:55 p.m. dohz Farm ad: “I’ll offer to shelter animal” (9) _ARM AD ILL O_
LEPRECHAUN (10) AuLeaf March 16, 2021, 6:05 p.m. WoomyRogue Festive spirit right in a pokemon berry in Leun (10) LE(P(R)ECHA)UN
festive spirit = def
BROOM CLOSET (5, 6) WoomyRogue March 17, 2021, 10:45 a.m. Amuhn Gambling about the chamber initially containing lots of supplies (5,6) Chamber - ROOM.
Initially (C)ontaining (L)ots (O)f (S)upplies
Gambling - BET.
About: (B)ROOMCLOS(ET)
Definition: "Chamber initially containing lots of supplies"
CAW (3) Idontknow March 17, 2021, 11:33 a.m. WoomyRogue Start of a cool avian warble! (3) &lit
PROTOZOOLOGY (12) phenomist March 17, 2021, 12:52 p.m. WoomyRogue Expert is sluggish after going to zoo, writes protozoa study (12) PRO+TO+ZOO+LOGY
TOGETHER (8) bags March 18, 2021, 4:09 p.m. dohz United to capture that woman (8) TO+GET+HER
EVERYTHING (10) skaldskaparmal March 18, 2021, 4:11 p.m. WoomyRogue Thievery thingamabob conceals bagel (10) thiEVERYTHINGamabob
bagel = def
TASKMASTER (10) flatluigi March 18, 2021, 4:13 p.m. WoomyRogue Widow's nemesis puts strange masks in potato (10) TA(MASKS*)TER
widow's nemesis = def
FINE (4) dohz March 18, 2021, 9:37 p.m. dohz Thin knife scratching head messily (4) (-k)FINE*
STRINGS (7) Space_Kalak March 19, 2021, 1:14 p.m. dohz Cords and coils gain tension and lose power (7) S(T)(-p)RINGS
ANY CLUE WHERE EVERY WORD CONTAINS THE LETTER X (?) EricFox53 March 19, 2021, 6:42 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Extravagant, luxurious, extremely exported textile (6) FAB + RICH but without the end (the word’s extreme is exported) = TEXTILE
SOLUBLE (7) WoomyRogue March 20, 2021, 6:04 a.m. Firetruck Star, blue-shifted, might disappear to the eye (7) star=SOL, BLUE*
ANAGRAM (7) short_c1rcuit March 20, 2021, 6:07 a.m. Firetruck Drunk man wandering around Indian city's resort (7) MAN* around AGRA, def=resort
WHIPPERSNAPPER (14) phenomist March 20, 2021, 11:31 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Whisks away to sleep each child (14) WHIPPERS (whisks, like the kitchen tool) + NAP (a way to sleep) + PER (each) = child
TCHAIKOVSKY (11) ChrisWeedPiano March 20, 2021, 10 p.m. quatrevingtneuf The brilliant man behind Swan Lake Yacht Kiosk devastated by introduction of virus (11) /YACHTKIOSK + V* = tchaikovsky composed the ballet "swan lake"
SWAN LAKE YACHT KIOSK (4 4 5 5) Cheshire March 21, 2021, 1:40 p.m. skaldskaparmal Majickace would definitely buy a ticket to this ballet by Tchaikovsky, but not five, strangely ballet = SWAN LAKE
Tchaikovsky but not five, strangely =
YACHT KIOSK(-v)*
defined by Majickace would definitely buy a ticket to this (per https://discord.com/channels/379129452203999242/571805653115600954/823248513311178785 )
SUS (3) TangentOfA March 21, 2021, 8:58 p.m. dohz Shady slums, regularly overlooked (3) S_U_S
LIMIT BREAK (5, 5) Firetruck March 21, 2021, 9:32 p.m. InvalidD Powerful move in Final Fantasy series is derived from note in illuminated space (5,5) LI(MI)T+BREAK
SERENADE (8) WoomyRogue March 22, 2021, 6:11 a.m. TangentOfA Praising music is seen, read, mixed (8) (SEEN+READ)*
DREAMT (6) dohz March 22, 2021, 9:44 p.m. dohz Envisioned bustling trade around market’s entrance (6) DREA(M_)T*
LEMUR (5) Space_Kalak March 23, 2021, 1:42 p.m. Kit Mammal or bird interrupting left and right (5) mammal = L(EMU)R
ANY CLUE THAT USES A CHESS ABBREVIATION (?) Idontknow March 23, 2021, 6:49 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Empty bail out?? (7) B(-ai)L + UNDER (as in under anesthesia) = ?? for a very questionable move
POLYCULE (8) Kit March 23, 2021, 7:46 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Heartless lady tangled up with couple, leading to a complex romantic situation (8) *L(-ad)YCOUPLE = complex romantic situation
TU QUOQUE (2, 6) phenomist March 23, 2021, 11 p.m.
HUMUHUMUNUKUNUKUĀPUA'A (20'1) Cheshire March 24, 2021, 12:27 a.m. phenomist You regularly intersperse, between two hesitations and twice North Korea and Papua, replacing head with uniform and a fish (20'1) fish = def
two hesitations and twice North Korea = HM+HM+NK+NK
You regularly intersperse between: put U in between each letter = HUMUHUMUNUKUNUK
Papua replacing head with uniform = UAPUA
a = A
FIREFLY (7) WoomyRogue March 24, 2021, 6:17 a.m. Firetruck Glower at attack on zipper (7) attack= FIRE, zipper=FLY
ANY "AMONG US" THEMED CLUE (?) DiscordantAnt March 24, 2021, 1:50 p.m. Penzo "Red is sus!" - evil minor (9) VERMILION*
ARROYO (6) Firetruck March 25, 2021, 12:45 p.m. dohz Buoy or raft holding back water channel (6) (_AR RO YO_)<
REFRIGERATOR (12) phenomist March 25, 2021, 11:42 p.m. Cheshire Rare tiger for refurbished appliance (12) RARETIGERFOR*
MAJOR (5) TangentOfA March 26, 2021, 1:26 p.m. Rubix Revolutionary pickle or military rank (5) (MAJ<)+OR = military rank
Being in a pickle and being in a jam are the same thing.
Revolutionary is a reversal indicator.
MINOR (5) lydian March 26, 2021, 2:40 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Diminutive man in a pit cried out (5) hom. MINER
MULLIGAN (8) WoomyRogue March 26, 2021, 2:46 p.m. dohz Think again, start off confused, try again (8) MULL+((-a)IGAN*)
NAN (3) dohz March 26, 2021, 10:35 p.m. kpogue One billionth slash zero (3) NANO-O, &lit as 1/1000000000/0 is Not a Number (NaN) in js
SUSCEPTIBLE (11) Kit March 27, 2021, 9:12 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Easily overcome by subtle spice mix (11) just an anagram
BRUSSELS SPROUTS (8, 7) phenomist March 28, 2021, 3:38 a.m. Tjm Some vegetables for some Belgian youth? (8, 7) ddef
FRICASSEE (9) Firetruck March 28, 2021, 11:40 a.m. kpogue Stew loudly, "Darn this mediocre grade to heck" (9) Hom. "Frick a C"
JACKKNIFE (9) Space_Kalak March 28, 2021, 11:41 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Steal a weapon, crash a truck (9) straightforward enough i think
HITCHHIKE (9) Idontknow March 28, 2021, 1:58 p.m. Sp3000 Popular Guitar Hero legend CHRS4LFE holding tip of hurt thumb (9) Thumb = HIT+C(H_)HIKE

HIT ("popular", as in "hit single") + CHIKE ("Guitar Hero legend CHRS4LIFE", also known for being a DDR champion) around H_ ("tip of hurt")
LIL NAS X (3, 3, 1) kpogue March 29, 2021, 6:48 p.m. AuLeaf INXS all confused by "Old Town Road" rapper (3,3,1) anag. INXSALL
STATE OF THE ART (5, 2, 3, 3) phenomist March 30, 2021, 11:55 a.m. dohz Modern taste losing focus in gentle spirit (5, 2, 3, 3) S(TA(-s)TE)OFT+HEART
MARROWSKY (9) dohz March 30, 2021, 10:41 p.m. kpogue Spy (hot) -> high spot! (9) Judi Dench as M is a hot spy (tell me I'm wrong) + arrow + sky
&lit (spy hot is a marrowsky of high spot)
⚠️(1) Firetruck March 31, 2021, 11:24 p.m. dohz EXERCISE CAUTION ℹ 📥 🔻 🔄 (1) ℹ = ¡
📥 = insertion indicator
🔻 = ▽
🔄 = rotation indicator
PRETTY GIRL IN CRIMSON ROSE (8) (6, 4, 2, 7, 4 (1)) Cheshire April 1, 2021, 12:06 a.m. phenomist Before 8, benefactor cycles in real life, company verges on top record in prose autobiography (6, 4, 2, 7, 4 (1)) benefactor cycles = GETTY -> ETTYG
in real life = IRL

company = INC
verges = RIMS
on = ON
top record = R

in prose: PR(ETTYG+IRL+INC+RIMS+ON+R)OSE, before 8

def: "autobiography"
ANY INFINITE STRING (♾️) Idontknow April 1, 2021, 12:07 a.m. phenomist Rest, endlessly, of a liberal and a margin is space, repeatedly a-trembles (♾️) "Rest" = DEMIHEMISEMIDEMIHEMISEMI...QUAVER (as the limit of halving a note = no sound at all)

a liberal = I DEM
a margin = I HEM
is space = IS EM
repeatedly: IDEMIHEMISEM+IDEMIHEMISEM+IDEMIHEMISEM+...
a trembles = I+QUAVERS

endlessly - delete first letter (I) and last letter (S)
ANY CLUE THAT IS ALSO A COMPILABLE PROGRAM (?) kpogue April 1, 2021, 1:57 a.m. AuthorialIntent console.log(5) TABLE (ddef)
ANY CLUE THAT INCLUDES AN ENTIRELY TRUE EDUCATIONAL FACT (?) flatluigi April 1, 2021, 1:59 a.m. AuLeaf Fungi are closest to animals, primarily, not flora, ultimately! (4) FACTA (inits) - _A = FACT
PERSONALIZED OPTIONS REWARDS TIER (12, 7, 7, 4) chaotic_iak April 1, 2021, 2:01 a.m. dohz Topaz swindler has all the necessary bits for Carl-bot’s latest scheme (12, 7, 7, 4) “Topaz swindler” letter bank
FIDGET (6) InvalidD April 1, 2021, 2:20 a.m. dohz Jitter I’d get after false start (6) F_+ID+GET
KNAPP DANEBEN (5, 7) SoftFro April 2, 2021, 9:49 p.m. joman522 Slightly off German logic puzzle variant (5,7) Slightly off in German is Knapp Daneben

TUMULTUOUS (10) phenomist April 3, 2021, 2:27 a.m. quatrevingtneuf When the top of a fluffy cloud becomes a bit turbulent, the interior turns out to be stormy and thunderous (10) (c->T)UMUL(TUO<)US = stormy and thunderous
TENSE (5) dohz April 4, 2021, 12:01 a.m. dohz Fasten seatbelt to hold tight (5) _TEN SE_
SPHINGES (8) Firetruck April 5, 2021, 7:46 a.m. summitwei Riddlers sing about puzzle hunts at first, then fringe encodings (8) S(P_ H_)ING+E_S=riddlers
VALAR MORGHULIS (5, 9) kpogue April 5, 2021, 7:35 p.m. InvalidD Lavagirl's humor is adapted for the season finale of an HBO series (5, 9) anagram of LAVAGIRL'S HUMOR
IVAN PAVLOV (4, 6) phenomist April 6, 2021, 12:36 a.m. joman522 Physiologist rings a bell (4, 6) ddef.
"rings a bell" as in "he rang a bell in that one experiment about conditioning"
HOOSEGOW (8) chaotic_iak April 6, 2021, 7 a.m. frictionlessemu "Coop a game bird? By what means?" says the Reverend (8) spoonerism of GOOSE HOW = "coop"
JAIL (4) wolf April 6, 2021, 7:38 a.m. InvalidD Jug that regularly appears in major arrivals (4) Every third letter of maJor ArrIvaLs
FOURIER (7) Firetruck April 7, 2021, 8:23 a.m. dohz Wild fire consumes our number (7) F(OUR)IER*

the fourier number is a thing in physics and engineering
YAJISAN-KAZUSAN (7-7) TangentOfA April 7, 2021, 10:52 a.m. ev3commander Agile yakuza ninjas acquire primarily sly and deceptive logic puzzle (7-7) (YAJISANKAZU(S_ A_)N)* = deceptive logic puzzle
NIN (3) SKOG April 7, 2021, 9:10 p.m. AuLeaf Anais N., alternately! (3) even letters spell _N_I_N, &lit
(cluing someone by their name, now that's big brain time)
PLUMB BOB (5, 3) dohz April 8, 2021, 12:09 a.m. dohz Start to launch uranium bomb, roughly encased in lead weight (5, 3) P(L_+U+(MBBO*))B
WEEPING WILLOW (7, 6) phenomist April 8, 2021, 12:46 a.m. kpogue Secretly, Sweeping Will owns a tree (7, 6) _weeping will ow_
CAROUSEL (8) ev3commander April 8, 2021, 11:59 a.m. madjaqk After night of drunken revelry, finally hurl on an amusement park ride (8) "After": position indicator
"night of drunken revelry": CAROUSE (can be a noun, apparently)
"finally hurl": _L
"on": connecting glue
"an amusement park ride": def
GRIMALKIN (9) edderiofer April 9, 2021, 10:05 a.m. Firetruck Cat developed a milk grin (9) AMILKGRIN*
ZARF (4) majickace April 9, 2021, 7:59 p.m. dohz Cup holder of bizarre center and leakproof base (4) _ZAR_+_F
GUILTY PLEASURE (6, 8) kpogue April 9, 2021, 11:18 p.m. AuLeaf Admission to the crime? Why not: "it's bad, but thoroughly enjoyable"? (6,8) GUILTY PLEA + SURE
CROSSWORD (9) Idontknow April 10, 2021, 12:59 a.m. chrisjones Circumnavigate without having left? That's a puzzle (9) CROSSWOR[l]D
DEWCLAW (7) Firetruck April 10, 2021, 11:19 p.m. Firetruck Noble rule proclaimed something useless to many (7) "DUKE LAW"
FLUXX (5) phenomist April 11, 2021, 9:36 a.m. chrisjones Mao remade virus: "lol im ded" (5) "Mao remade" def (Fluxx is a variant of Mao)
"lol im ded" = X.X in texts
ASTONISH (8) dohz April 12, 2021, 12:42 a.m. kpogue Regarding Mr. Kumar: wow! (8) As to Nish
It’s not &lit but the exclamation point wants to be there
BETTER (6) bags April 12, 2021, 9:37 a.m. majickace Singer Midler gets an Oscar finally?! (6) singer midler = BETTE
get an = append indicator
oscar finally = oscaR

&lit ... kinda maybe ("better" as in "surpass a previous level of achievement")
KVELL (5) Firetruck April 12, 2021, 11:42 p.m. dohz Dropping greeting, the VP’s fanbase’ll rejoice (5) K(-hi)VE+LL
QUADRILATERAL (13) HermioneReynaChase April 13, 2021, 1:40 p.m. dohz Four-sided bird houses differ extremely at times—mostly identical, ultimately (13) QUA(D_R)IL+AT+ERA(-s)+_L
NETHERITE (9) WoomyRogue April 14, 2021, 6:57 a.m. chrisjones Cursed thirteen have ultimate metal from Hell (9) NETHERIT*+_E
SHAKASHAKA (10) short_c1rcuit April 14, 2021, 9:13 a.m. WoomyRogue Forms rectangles for two small Māori dances (10) S+HAKA x2
BOOKS THAT ARE BORING (5 4 3 6) Cheshire April 15, 2021, 2:41 p.m. AuLeaf Gather in boat at sea to pursue reserves of dry reading material (5 4 3 6) BOOKS+(THATAREBORING)*
STRONGEST (9) Sp3000 April 15, 2021, 9:26 p.m. majickace Having the most alcohol, regularly Seth Rogen is seen drunk on the street (9) having the most alcohol = def
regularly seth = every other letter S_T_
rogen is seen drunk = anagram RONGE*
street = ST

S_T_+RONGE*+ST
SNUCK (5) dohz April 16, 2021, 2:09 a.m. Tjm Crept near leader in awfulness (5) S(N)UCK
WUHU ISLAND (4, 6) WoomyRogue April 16, 2021, 9:45 a.m. dohz After you infiltrate the President’s home, you and I initially, silently leave a note detailing something that should be legalized (4, 6) W(U)H+U+I+(S_+L_+A_+N_+D_)

#LegalizeWuhuIsland
DECENT (6) Firetruck April 17, 2021, 11:19 a.m. majickace A dive without scuba headgear is tolerable (6) dive = DESCENT
without = remove
scuba headgear = S
tolerable = def

DE(-s)CENT

RACHMANINOFF (12) kpogue April 18, 2021, 12:44 a.m. InvalidD Russian conductor is orchestrating harmonic fanfares, leaving Greek god behind (12) Anagram of HARMONIC FANFARES minus ARES
POLYDACTYLY (11) phenomist April 18, 2021, 3:23 p.m. InvalidD Without updating at first, typo lady Lucy made might be the cause of extra digits (11) Def: the cause of extra digits
Wordplay: Anagram of TYPOLADYLUCY minus the first letter of Updating
TITS UP (4, 2) bags April 18, 2021, 6:33 p.m. short_c1rcuit Ridiculous! It's put wrong! (4, 2) ITSPUT*
(Ridiculous is an anagram indicator)
OMEGA MART (5, 4) WoomyRogue April 19, 2021, 5:28 a.m. InvalidD Vegas site's big mo. covered by books (5,4) MEGA + MAR (March, a month (mo.)) in OT
INSOUCIANT (10) Kit April 19, 2021, 4:58 p.m. dohz Carefree cousin ain’t messing around (10) INSOUCIANT*

lmao all the entries for this contest are just anagrams
DOGECOIN (8) Firetruck April 19, 2021, 9:15 p.m. dohz Cryptocurrency: Bad? Good? Nice? (8) DOGECOIN*
WEED (4) Idontknow April 20, 2021, 1:35 a.m. dohz Recreational drug evens out weekend (4) W_E_E_D
TOKAI TEIO (5, 4) Sp3000 April 20, 2021, 1:41 a.m. InvalidD To fly around a moon with famed Japanese horse (5, 4) TO+KITE around A+IO (moon of Jupiter)
WACKY TOBACKY (5,7) Cheshire April 20, 2021, 2:38 a.m. WoomyRogue Zelda game returns, enclosing two crappy blunts, for example (5, 7) W(ACKY)TOB(ACKY)
INFEST (6) chrisjones April 20, 2021, 4:52 p.m. dohz Skin festers, exhibiting plague (6) _IN FEST_
BELITTLE (8) Rubix April 20, 2021, 10:06 p.m. Tjm Mock title belt fight? Time out! (8) *TITLEBEL-t
ANAGRAM INDICATOR (7, 9) short_c1rcuit April 21, 2021, 8:41 a.m. dohz Nonacid margarita stirred or shaken, say (7, 9) (ANAGRAM INDICATOR)*
BAT OUT OF HELL (3, 3, 2, 4) Space_Kalak April 21, 2021, 8:42 a.m. Firetruck Meatloaf product, when thrown about, fell - hot mess (3,3,2,4) ABOUT* + FELLHOT*
ZENZIZENZIC (11) phenomist April 21, 2021, 11:46 a.m. Firetruck Kind of garden with two rows of zinnias repeated twice followed by a layer of carnations forming two squares (11) (ZEN +ZInnias)*2 + Carnations
RESCINDED (9) InvalidD April 22, 2021, 3:03 a.m. dohz Discerned, disturbed, dissolved (9) RESCINDED*
CHRYSALISM (10) WoomyRogue April 22, 2021, 6:06 a.m. AuthorialIntent Calm encompassing the core of the heartless rainy Sunday and is...! C(_H_+R_Y+S)AL(IS)M
Not a great clue, but I give up
FACTORIAL (9) dohz April 22, 2021, 4:58 p.m. Cheshire Operation! (9) (ddef)
ZIMONZE'S PASSWORDS (9 9) edderiofer April 22, 2021, 5:50 p.m. WoomyRogue "Mizzen", "sop", and alternative horrible terms!? (9, 9) &lit, MIZZENSOP*+ASS+WORDS
The ? is there because I don't know Zimonze's passwords.
RING (4) Idontknow April 23, 2021, 5:40 a.m. Penzo Surround sound (4) ddef: "surround" as in encircle, "sound" as in make noise
ANY CLUE WHOSE ANSWER IS A PREVIOUS CONTEST WITH 0 ENTRIES (?) phenomist April 23, 2021, 5:10 p.m. dohz Lover within reach (one yard) (5) _H ONE Y_
HOT DOG (3, 3) bags April 25, 2021, 4:10 p.m. TangentOfA Regularly throated long food (3, 3) _H_O_T_D_O_G
MOIST (5) Firetruck April 25, 2021, 7:11 p.m. dohz Damp haze envelops heart of woods (5) M(_O_)IST
QUIZZACIOUSLY (13) InvalidD April 26, 2021, 4:04 a.m. summitwei Quail and couscous half-cooked and stuffed with pizza stuffing? "Yummy starter," in a mocking manner (13) (-cous)QU(_IZZ_)ACIOUSL*+Y_
TANG (4) Idontknow April 26, 2021, 10:43 a.m. mstang107 Upside-down bug juice popular with spacemen (4) GNAT< = "juice popular with spacemen"
OBJECT (6) dohz April 26, 2021, 6:58 p.m. Tjm Refuse to go along with weird job near east Connecticut (6) *obj+e+CT
Refuse to go along with = def
RATINE (6) DiscordantAnt April 27, 2021, 1:39 p.m. DiscordantAnt Retain tattered, coarse fabric *RETAIN

def: "coarse fabric"
ANY CLUE WHOSE ANSWER IS A BOARD/CARD GAME (?) WoomyRogue April 28, 2021, 7:21 a.m. dohz Focus group (13) CONCENTRATION ddef
ED BALLS (2, 5) Space_Kalak April 28, 2021, 10:46 a.m. wolf Anarchist labels own a Democratic politician (2, 5) E(D)BALLS*
UP TOP (2, 3) bags April 28, 2021, 10:58 a.m. dohz Returning bad smell after marijuana high (2, 3) (UP+TOP)<

bad smell = PU (the interjection)
marijuana = POT
high = def
DOWNRIGHT (9) phenomist April 28, 2021, 12:07 p.m. bags Dr. Frank? (9) reverse engineer: "down" "right" = DR. "Frank" means "Downright"
SNAP (4) TangentOfA April 30, 2021, 12:50 p.m. dohz Tip of nail stuck in drain crack (4) S(N_)AP
TARTARE (7) bags April 30, 2021, 3:19 p.m. Tjm Two rats face up at the bottom of plate? A delicacy. (7) <TARTAR+ E
Intended as a down clue.
OBEISANCE (9) dohz April 30, 2021, 7:09 p.m. lydian Globe is ancestral, hiding veneration (9) _OBE IS ANCE_ = "Veneration"
BAGS (4) Tjm May 1, 2021, 9:30 a.m. bags 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.
CRACKLE (7) quatrevingtneuf May 1, 2021, 1:48 p.m. majickace 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
APERTURE (8) WoomyRogue May 1, 2021, 2:22 p.m. majickace Perforation found in cheaper tureens (8) perforation = def
found in = hidden word indicator
cheaper tureens = _APER TURE_
LJUBLJANA (9) lydian May 2, 2021, 11:12 a.m. lydian 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!
SECOND DOSE (6, 4) bags May 2, 2021, 3:32 p.m. AuLeaf Follow-up immunization's odd stench (of dead daffodils, primarily) penetrates olfactory organ (6,4) S_E_C_O_+N(D+D_)OSE
STAR WARS (4 4) TangentOfA May 4, 2021, 3:40 p.m. AuLeaf Skywalker saga entirely made from pieces of straw (4 4) STARWARS (letter bank)
ANNIVERSARY (11) majickace May 4, 2021, 7:18 p.m. dohz Democrat is winning, essentially, during opponent’s celebration (11) A(d->_NNI_)VERSARY
DIPLOPIA (8) Firetruck May 4, 2021, 7:26 p.m. Deusovi *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)
ZENITH (6) dohz May 4, 2021, 10:08 p.m. bags 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?
ANY CLUE THAT IS A JOKE WITH A PUNCHLINE (?) WoomyRogue May 5, 2021, 9:42 a.m. mstang107 "What's up?" "The sky... not!" "Oh." (5) "What's up?" = HELL ("The sky... not!) + O ("Oh")
PED XING (3, 4) bags May 5, 2021, 3:35 p.m. dohz Road sign delaying around ten? I’m gone (3, 4) (-im)PED(X)ING
MAGNETAR (8) lydian May 7, 2021, 9:55 a.m. bags Celestial body drawn from mix of magenta and red (8) MAGNETA (MAGENTA*) + R
def. "Celestial body" = ("drawn from": obtained from) MAGNETA (MAGENTA*("mix")) + R ("red", in RGB values)
MAGNETON (8) Idontknow May 7, 2021, 9:57 a.m. lydian Silly Megan not coming back to Pokémon (8) MAGNE* + TON< = "Pokémon"
VERTIGO (7) dohz May 7, 2021, 2:46 p.m. AuLeaf Very old caged tiger chasing its tail in Hitchcock film (7) V[ery] (ER/TIG [cycle of TIGER]) O[ld]
RAMUNE (6) edderiofer May 8, 2021, 12:52 a.m. dohz Add uranium to mixed ramen for a carbonated refreshment (6) RAM(U)NE*
SYNTAX ERROR (6, 5) Cheshire May 8, 2021, 8:56 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Confusing extra /n; (sorry)! (6 5) /EXTRANSORRY = idk if this is a syntax error exactly but i'm sure you could mess your code up pretty bad with it
PER SE (3, 2) bags May 8, 2021, 4:36 p.m. dohz “Essentially” supersedes “intrinsically” (3, 2) _PERSE_
I M PEI (1, 1, 3) Firetruck May 9, 2021, 11:31 a.m. Firetruck Bratty kid that is coming back for planner (1,1,3) IMP + IE<
ASTRID (6) WoomyRogue May 10, 2021, 5:54 a.m. dohz Queen of the Belgians aboard last ride (6) _AST RID_
CYNOSURE (8) phenomist May 10, 2021, 6:46 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Solution: take back Japanese tech company and make it the center of attention (8) CURE takes SONY in reverse
BASH (4) dohz May 10, 2021, 11:07 a.m. Tjm Party hit (4) ddef
KAIZO (5) Idontknow May 10, 2021, 11:15 a.m. dohz Revolutionary, chaotic mod by magical land from the East! (5) (KAI<)+(ZO<)

&lit
chaotic mod = IAK
magical land = OZ
CONCENTRIC CIRCLES (10, 7) bags May 10, 2021, 10:30 p.m. Tjm Concentrates on turning astatine into chlorine with actress Christina jumping in to be on target. (10, 7) concent[RICCI]r(at->CL)es
on target = def
PECCADILLO (10) Firetruck May 12, 2021, 8:46 a.m. SoftFro It's a minor sin to knock over a cushion, according to the reverend (10) Spoonerism of "deck a pillow".
WUSS (4) bags May 12, 2021, 10:35 p.m. WoomyRogue Ninja master's student initially is a wimp (4) WUS+S
PLETHORA (8) majickace May 12, 2021, 10:37 p.m. WoomyRogue Many a god of thunder in prayer (8) PLE(THOR)A
PAUCITY (7) phenomist May 13, 2021, 12:16 a.m. Firetruck Famine is heading to plentiful, gold city (7) P + AU + CITY
OPACITY (7) WoomyRogue May 13, 2021, 5:31 a.m. lydian Lack of transparency of 101 aboard to pay, perhaps (7) Lack of transparency = OPA(CI)TY*
GRADUATE (8) TangentOfA May 13, 2021, 4:18 p.m. AuLeaf Class embraces revolutionary new circle constant to earn diploma (8) GRAD(UAT<)E
ELECTRODE (9) dohz May 14, 2021, 11:13 a.m. majickace The conductor travelled on the caboose of the train around Epcot, oddly (9) the conductor = def
travelled on = RODE
the caboose of = place at the end
train = EL
around = containment
epcot oddly = E_C_T

EL+(E_C_T)+RODE
ANY D&D RELATED CLUE/ANSWER (?) WoomyRogue May 15, 2021, 6:08 a.m. Wriggler831 D&D monster massacred Roc (3) ORC: D&D monster/ massacred Roc
NESSIE (6) lydian May 15, 2021, 8:03 a.m. dohz Lake monster is seen at sea (6) NESSIE*
ANY CLUE WITH AN IMAGE AS WORDPLAY/PART OF WORDPLAY (?) 02C00000 May 15, 2021, 10:10 a.m. WoomyRogue https://cutt.ly/UbBdBiO (6) ddef for JUNIOR
As in Robert Downey Jr. and subordinate
This is questionable i guess
USER STATS (4, 5) bags May 16, 2021, 1:36 a.m. dohz People’s marks! (4, 5) &lit ddef (USER STATS / USERS’ TATS)
ROTTERDAM (9) Space_Kalak May 16, 2021, 9:04 a.m. AuLeaf Spooner's offspring, kid who's grown up in Europe's largest port city (9) Spoonerism of DAUGHTER [offspring] RAM [kid (as in baby goat) who's grown up]
ABOUT (5) SoftFro May 16, 2021, 12:20 p.m. bags Dealing with an outbreak (5) ABOUT = "A BOUT"
DIVERS (6) chaotic_iak May 17, 2021, 5:03 a.m. dohz Various doctors I’ve interrupted (6) D(IVE)RS
REMNANT (7) WoomyRogue May 17, 2021, 6:24 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Leaving a complaint about crazy men (7) RANT about /MEN = leaving (i think this still works as a noun)
FALSETTO (8) Tjm May 18, 2021, 6:12 a.m. lydian Singing method displayed in Parsifal (set tonight) (8) singing method = _FAL SET TO_
STIR (4) dohz May 18, 2021, 11:18 a.m. dohz “It’s back! Run!” creating commotion (4) STI<+R
RETSINA (7) Idontknow May 18, 2021, 3:15 p.m. AuLeaf Wine secrets in "abstinent" houses (7) _RETS IN A_
POWER RULE (5, 4) bags May 19, 2021, 7:31 p.m. Madmahogany Use this to differentiate strength and control (5,4) Definition: Use this to differentiate
strength = POWER
control = RULE
STATISTICS (10) Madmahogany May 20, 2021, 5:33 a.m. bags Solid methods to represent "approximately" with true numbers (10) &lit
S ("Solid": chemistry) + TACTICS ("methods"), where C ("approximately") becomes T + IS ("true" + "numbers": the verb).
S + TA(C -> T IS)TICS
GRENADINE (9) WoomyRogue May 20, 2021, 5:46 a.m. bags Explosive covered in sticky substance (9) GRENAD(IN)E = "sticky substance"
EUROVISION (10) Space_Kalak May 20, 2021, 11:47 a.m. WoomyRogue Koala eyes annual music competition (10) EURO+VISION
WANT (4) Firetruck May 20, 2021, 9:47 p.m. Wriggler831 Crave crusts of Wonka nougat (4) WANT: crave. crusts of WonkA NougaT
TO BOOT (2, 4) bags May 21, 2021, 10 p.m. Madmahogany Fart has smell as well (2,4) TO(BO)OT
Defn: As well
PRICKLY PEAR (7, 4) lydian May 22, 2021, 7:51 a.m. WoomyRogue Crab cactus (7, 4) ddef
BLACKJACK OR JACK BLACK (9 OR 4,5) WoomyRogue May 23, 2021, 7:47 a.m. AuLeaf Club ace and face card, maybe (9) BLACKJACK ddef
ANY CLUE THAT USES TEXT EMOTICONS SOMEHOW (?) DiscordantAnt May 23, 2021, 9:34 a.m. lydian "Shut up, Mat" ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (5) SH + RUG = ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
PUZZLERS CLUB (8, 4) dohz May 23, 2021, 11:04 a.m. dohz Within bar, carousers head off to join extremely cool community of problem solvers (8, 4) P((-g)UZZLERS+C_L)UB
NO WAY (2, 3) bags May 23, 2021, 10:58 p.m. AuLeaf Even union weary of unyielding protest (2,3) _N_O_W_A_Y (even letters of unionweary)
CHOUSE (6) chaotic_iak May 24, 2021, 11:07 a.m. lydian Missing love for you, decide to cheat (6) CHO(-o)(+U)SE = "cheat"
鏡 雨 (1, 1) Cheshire May 24, 2021, 11:10 a.m. WoomyRogue Bill, stand and see linked drops on the window, it looks like a Puzzlers Club member? (1, 1) (金+立+見)+雨
In Japanese, the kanji for "Mirror" (Kagami) is a combination of "money" (Bill), "stand", and "sight".
The kanji for rain is quite literally raindrops on a window.
idk how to do this type of clue lol
Thanks AuLeaf
JOIE DE VIVRE (4, 2, 5) Space_Kalak May 24, 2021, 12:13 p.m. WoomyRogue I, Joe Wild, somehow revived enjoyment of life (4, 2, 5) IJOE*+REVIVED*
GRACIDEA (8) ev3commander May 25, 2021, 9:58 a.m. Madmahogany Poise has instinctual desires and, primarily, it can be used to reach new heights (8) Defn: It can be used to reach new heights, since GRACIDEA can make Shaymin go to Sky Forme

GRAC(ID)E+A__

Poise = GRACE
instinctual desires = ID
and primarily = A
HAND-WAVY (4-4) bags May 26, 2021, 2:49 a.m. Madmahogany Audio file is inaccessible? Sketchy (4-4) Defn: Sketchy
HAND(WAV)Y
WAV in HANDY (accessible)
APPLES AND ORANGES (6,3,7) Madmahogany May 26, 2021, 5:38 a.m. Tjm Incomparable fruits (6,3,7) ddef
SOLENOID (8) WoomyRogue May 26, 2021, 11:35 a.m. dohz Lone pizza mascot’s center of attraction (8) SOLE+NOID
ALBUQUERQUE (11) lydian May 27, 2021, 9:46 a.m. lydian Endless scrapbook that Spanish query reorganised (missing a why) leading to somewhere in America (11) ALBU(-m) + QUE + RQUE(-y)* =leading to= somewhere in America

Endless scrapbook = ALBU(-m)
that Spanish = QUE
query reorganised (missing a why) = RQUE(-y)*

It's kinda bad I know, but this is the best I could do this this :P
RATHER (6) dohz May 27, 2021, 12:27 p.m. Tjm Prefer to be held by lover at Hertfordshire (6) prefer = def
to be held by = containment indicator
_r at her_
IN THE DETAILS (2, 3, 7) Cheshire May 28, 2021, 4:30 a.m. Madmahogany Theist denial, confusion is where you can find the devil (2,3,7) Defn: Where you can find the devil, from the phrase "The devil is in the details"
(THEIST DENIAL)*
BESMIRCH (8) Space_Kalak May 28, 2021, 12:18 p.m. dohz Defame both sides to cover grotesque crimes (8) B_(ESMIRC*)_H
ANY GREEK LETTER (?) Madmahogany May 28, 2021, 12:23 p.m. dohz Small amount invested in audiotapes (4) _IOTA_
BOCCE (5) WoomyRogue May 28, 2021, 2:02 p.m. dohz Sport is poorly done, reportedly (5) “botchy” homophone
BRUH (4) Idontknow May 28, 2021, 2:14 p.m. Madmahogany Some with urban upbringing say this to express disbelief (4) Reverse hidden
wit(H URB)an <=
WILLY-NILLY (5-5) Firetruck May 29, 2021, 11:28 p.m. Madmahogany Randomly sick twice in Wyoming and New York (5-5) ILL in WY and ILL in NY
MYANMAR (7) bags May 30, 2021, 4:40 p.m. Tjm Asian country where blue vehicle's metric measurements are off by a factor of ten. (7) Asian country = def
CYANCAR-->MYANMAR via metric change from C to M.
MAXIXE (6) Idontknow May 30, 2021, 5:15 p.m. Madmahogany Dance evaluation with 9 flips (6) (EX(IX)AM)<=
ANY CHARACTER FROM NORSE MYTHOLOGY (?) WoomyRogue May 31, 2021, 7:19 a.m. Tjm One-eyed diety's odd old piano (4) O_D_I_N_
GASLIGHT (8) dohz May 31, 2021, 4:06 p.m. bags Beginning to grasp a subtle manipulative tactic (8) G ("Beginning to G[rasp]") + A + SLIGHT ("subtle") = "manipulative tactic"
GATEKEEP (8) DiscordantAnt May 31, 2021, 8:11 p.m. dohz Get a confused look from rear guard (8) (GATE*)+(KEEP<)
CALICA (6) Cheshire June 1, 2021, 12:13 a.m. dohz Supervocalic “ambidextrous” captures puzzler (6) _CALIC A_
PRIDE (5) Space_Kalak June 1, 2021, 7:32 a.m. Space_Kalak The lions' sin? (5) ddef; pride of lions, deadly sin
PREJUDICE (9) lovemathboy June 1, 2021, 7:33 a.m. Madmahogany Before justice, you use it to decide fate and judgement (9) Defn: judgement
Before = PRE
justice = J
you = U
use it to decide fate = DICE
ZOMBIES (7) Firetruck June 1, 2021, 8:10 a.m. Tjm Undead humans' unruly mob size (7) *mobsize
PLANTS (6) Tjm June 1, 2021, 8:46 a.m. bags These start to fill up park lawns with leaves (6) &lit
T ("T[hese] start") inside of ("to fill up") P ("park") LA[w]NS ("lawns", "with leaves")
TILL THE COWS COME HOME (4, 3, 4, 4, 4) bags June 2, 2021, 12:29 p.m. Wriggler831 Two cool helmets chime randomly for a long time (4,3,4,4,4) TILL THE COWS COME HOME: Anag. TWO COOL HELMETS CHIME; a long time: Defn
APLOMB (6) WoomyRogue June 2, 2021, 2:56 p.m. majickace Clumsy mob pal displays self-confidence (6) clumsy = anagrind
mob pal = APLOMB*

self-confidence = def
METROPOPOLIS (12) Penzo June 3, 2021, 12:04 a.m.
CATERWAUL (9) dohz June 3, 2021, 9:05 a.m. dohz Shrill noise from cold water mixed with gold and a bit of lead (9) C+(ATERW*)+AU+L_
ANY AMBIGUOUS CLUE (?) Madmahogany June 3, 2021, 9:08 a.m.
SNOLLYGOSTER (12) Firetruck June 3, 2021, 9:12 a.m.
PEORIA (6) SoftFro June 3, 2021, 8:57 p.m. Cheshire It's a city in Europe (or I am lying) (6) Euro(pe or I a)m
COL LEGNO (3, 5) edderiofer June 4, 2021, 7:45 a.m. edderiofer Further education denial/withholding guidance, ultimately/striking instruction (3, 5) COLLEGE + NO - E
CAVES AND CLIFFS (5, 3, 6) Space_Kalak June 4, 2021, 12:35 p.m.
K-I-S-S-I-N-G (1-1-1-1-1-1-1) bags June 4, 2021, 3:50 p.m. AuLeaf Kids' song when child ultimately goes out with "love"--which turns out to be friendship, most frequently (1-1-1-1-1-1-1) KI(-_d)S S(o->I)NG; friendship most frequently is the most frequent letter in "friendship" (which is "i")
TILL (4) frictionlessemu June 4, 2021, 7:23 p.m. dohz Dig in until late (4) _TIL L_
L1K (3) Cheshire June 5, 2021, 4:53 p.m. dohz Puzzler loses heart before king puzzler (3) L(-5)1+K
TIC-TAC-TOE (3-3-3) Idontknow June 5, 2021, 5:07 p.m. bags Short game, ending when one's symbols become a straight line across on a grid (3-3-3) &lit
TACTIC[s] ("short" "game": as in 'I'm onto your game') + TOE ("ending"), when A & I ("one's symbols") become I ("a straight line") A ("across", "on a grid": 'across' in crosswords)
DIVINE (6) dohz June 6, 2021, 2:43 p.m. Madmahogany Heavenly dish with very interesting starters (6) DI(VI)NE
ALL GROWNSED-UP (3, 8-2) bags June 6, 2021, 10:05 p.m. Madmahogany Vince Vaughn said this about Lowlander pugs (3,8-2) (ALL GROWNSED-UP)*
REPENTANCE (10) DiscordantAnt June 7, 2021, 6:57 a.m. Madmahogany Remorse about English town losing sleep for time (10) Defn: Remorse
About = RE
English Town = PENZANCE
Losing Z for T
RE(PEN(-Z+T)ANCE)
AXOLOTL (7) Space_Kalak June 8, 2021, 9:50 a.m. dohz A kiss and hug with abundance: lovely introduction for Minecraft newcomer (7) A+X+O+LOT+L_
EXODUS (6) short_c1rcuit June 8, 2021, 10:45 a.m. Exalted Religious tome requires booking it out for masses (6) ddef (religious tome) (booking it out, for masses)
DOGGONE (7) Firetruck June 8, 2021, 11:52 a.m. lydian Carry out good game before one's darned (7) DO + GG + ONE = darned
HOME (4) dohz June 9, 2021, 4:47 a.m. bags I'm thinking about a ring with extremely expensive piece of diamond (4) HM... ("I'm thinking") surrounding ("about") O ("a ring") + ("with") E[xpensive] ("extremely expensive") = "piece of diamond": home plate on a baseball diamond
YOUR FAVORITE FOOD (?) WoomyRogue June 9, 2021, 7:09 a.m. Madmahogany Man eat soup (7) MANCHOW
52 (2 OR 5-3) Cheshire June 9, 2021, 3:18 p.m. lydian Namesake for an area, clumsy Tiffany is missing an outwork at its core (5-3) Namesake for an area = FIFT(-an)Y* + _TWO_
DOOZY (5) bags June 10, 2021, 2:23 a.m. jkittykitkat63 Dorothy, who regularly goes around Oz, seems like a beauty (5) DO(OZ)Y = beauty
ANY SUPERVOCALIC WORD OR PHRASE (?) DiscordantAnt June 10, 2021, 9:14 a.m. dohz Connected constellation’s edges (10) BOUND+ARIES
INVERSE (7) Madmahogany June 11, 2021, 8:33 a.m. Exalted Poetic way to write negation? (7) cryptic ddef (a "poetic way to write" would be IN VERSE)
ANTIMETABOLE (12) AuLeaf June 11, 2021, 9:09 a.m. kieranjboyd Round in a set, set in a round? (12) Semi &lit
AN + TIMETAB(O)LE = ANTIMETABOLE
MISSOURI (8) bags June 12, 2021, 2:38 a.m. kieranjboyd Avoid our independent state (8) MISS + OUR + I = MISSOURI
ANY SUPERVOCALIC CLUE (?) dohz June 12, 2021, 9:16 a.m. kieranjboyd Brit spy's Texan spot runs (6 6) AUSTIN + POWERS = AUSTIN POWERS
I DON’T KNOW (1, 3’1, 4) Cheshire June 13, 2021, 10:11 a.m. bags I'm unsure what a retired boxer might say, leaving the ring (1, 3'1, 4) "I'm unsure" = I DON'T K.O. NOW ("what a retired boxer might say") without the second O ("leaving" "the ring")
Totally unfair but kinda fun too 🤷‍♀️
KOMOREBI (8) Madmahogany June 14, 2021, 2:33 a.m. jkittykitkat63 I am alright. Will shortly return with a more-liked Mad album (8) KO(MORE)BI< = liked Mad album
NINE (4) bags June 14, 2021, 3:28 a.m. dohz Victim of seven canines devoured (4) _NINE_
SOUPÇON OR SOUPCON (7) ev3commander June 15, 2021, 9:33 a.m. Tjm Drop Madmahogany's favorite food to clue "jailbird" (7) Drop = def (noun form for def)
Madmahogany's favorite food to clue = SOUP (meta)
jailbird=con
YAJILIN (7) dohz June 15, 2021, 4:34 p.m. lydian Logic puzzle in jail is resolved after years (7) Logic Puzzle = Y + *AJILIN
AND-LIT (3-3) bags June 16, 2021, 4:21 a.m. bags What's more impressive to a crossword puzzler???? (3-3) &lit
wordplay: AND ("What's more": e.g. 'What's more, I learned to play guitar') + LIT ("impressive": slang). "to a crossword puzzler" indicates that the rest of the clue should be treated like a cryptic crossword clue.
def.: What (could be) more impressive (than this) to a crossword puzzler?
+? for grammar, +? for surface meaning, +? for the indicator "to a crossword puzzler", +? at dohz's request
SCIOLISM OR SCIOLIST (8) Firetruck June 16, 2021, 8:46 a.m. Madmahogany Pretending to know socialism without a revolution (8) Defn: Pretending to know
(SOCIALISM-A)*
METROID (7) lydian June 16, 2021, 11:06 a.m. Madmahogany Creature found in outskirts of Spanish city, around inner industrial area (7) Outskirts of Spanish city = MadriD
Inner industrial area = dETROIt
M(ETROI)D
ANY CLUE ONLY USING WORDS FROM PERSON DO THING (?) SoftFro June 16, 2021, 11:19 a.m. InvalidD Make real hot? Person no like! (7) Answer: LOATHER
Wordplay: Anagram of REAL HOT
DIM SUM (3 3) Tjm June 17, 2021, 1:21 p.m. AuLeaf Dummies get out of shape without eating first Chinese appetizer (3 3) DIMSUM(-e_)*
dummy thicc
TRIAL (5) dohz June 17, 2021, 8:04 p.m. Space_Kalak Difficulty hearing (5) Ddef; an ordeal and a legal engagement
PHLOGISTON (10) ev3commander June 17, 2021, 9:24 p.m. bags Fire-like substance supposedly pretty hot; piece of wood's not coming back (10) PHLOGISTON "Fire-like substance, supposedly" = P ("pretty") H ("hot") LOG IS ("piece of wood's") TON ("not", "coming back": NOT<)
BZZT (4) bags June 18, 2021, 7:50 a.m. Madmahogany Electric sound of single from band ZZ Top, "Quark!" (4) Defn: Electric sound
Single from band = B
Top Quark = T
Band ZZ T
BLINKER FLUID (7,5) edderiofer June 18, 2021, 10:23 a.m. WoomyRogue Rye, grapefruit juice, and raspberry syrup prank? (7,5) ddef
Rye, grapefruit juice, and raspberry syrup are the ingredients or "fluid" of a blinker cocktail.
Blinker fluid is also a car prank.
FKA TWIGS (3, 5) lydian June 19, 2021, 5:25 p.m. lydian Singer is essentially off-key at work, Instagram displays, at last (3, 5) Singer = (-of)FK(-ey) + AT + W + IG + _S
CALIFORNIA (10) dohz June 20, 2021, 12:20 p.m. summitwei State formed after caliph abandons a third of Iran in panic (10) CALI(-ph)+FORNIA*=state
PENMANSHIP (10) majickace June 20, 2021, 1:25 p.m. Madmahogany Implement controls joint script (10) PEN MANS HIP
FUN FACT (3, 4) bags June 20, 2021, 9:59 p.m. Madmahogany Very loud section takes one from Spain, without round, interesting thing! (3,4) Very loud = FF
section = ACT
one from Spain = UNO
round = O
F(UN~o~)FACT
ANY CLUE WITH AN ABAB RHYME SCHEME (?) Madmahogany June 21, 2021, 1:44 a.m. AuLeaf Blood factor contained by a baby... such energy, lacking a U... featured in "Doge" or "Loss" maybe... it's exhibited by this here clue! (4 5 6) (A+BAB(RH)Y)+ME(S[-u]CH+E)ME
TRUCK (5) Space_Kalak June 21, 2021, 9:30 a.m. Wriggler831 Pitcher Schilling served up strike out junk (5) Defn: junk. Pitcher Schilling (curt) served up (truc) + strikeout (K).
FAR-OUT (3-3) dohz June 22, 2021, 2:34 p.m. Madmahogany Radical release with coup, essentially (3-3) Defn: Radical
Release = FART
with cOUp
SHANGRI-LA (7-2) bags June 22, 2021, 10:01 p.m. dohz Utopia built from cobbled ashlaring (7-2) SHANGRILA*
MELLOW (6) WoomyRogue June 23, 2021, 9:28 a.m. Madmahogany Didn't start greeting in Midwest? Chill! (6) Defn: Chill
hELLO in MW
idk media has told me that the midwest has friendly people (and also it's cold)
QAQQAQ (6) EricFox53 June 24, 2021, 2:50 p.m. Tane Trip Payne takes on Q, becomes MP from Nunavut (6) Trip Payne's nom = QAQAQ, takes on = adds, QAQ(Q)AQ
Qaqqaq = Canadian MP from Nunavut
CHAMPORADO (10) dohz June 24, 2021, 5:09 p.m. dohz California imports ham and pork mostly to serve a Philippine dish (10) C(HAM+POR(-k))A+DO

to serve = DO, as in “it’ll do”
NO CONTEST (2, 7) dohz June 26, 2021, 5:15 p.m. dohz Dubiously consent to plea (2, 7) (NO CONTEST)*

no contest is a type of plea
DOT-TO-DOT (3-2-3) bags June 26, 2021, 5:51 p.m. AuLeaf "Child's play!" -Bart's young neighbor, about taking in Springfield Elementary bus driver (3-2-3) child's play: D(OTTO)DOT<
Bart's young neighbor: TODD Flanders
about: reversal
taking in: container/content indicator
Springfield Elementary bus driver: OTTO
POPCORN (7) lydian June 26, 2021, 10:07 p.m. Neeerd Crop product initially on heat! (7) &lit: POPCORN*
CROP+P+ON

DESPERADO (9) WoomyRogue June 27, 2021, 6:22 a.m. Madmahogany Renegade ropes dead criminal (9) (ROPES DEAD)*
Defn: Renegade
THERIANTHROPE (13) ev3commander June 27, 2021, 1 p.m. Madmahogany Sirius Black, for example, and Potter rehashing interesting but disturbing events, ultimately (13) (POTTER REHASHING -S-G)*
Sirius Black was an Animagus, so a Therianthrope
NOTHING (7) Madmahogany June 29, 2021, 1:11 p.m. Wriggler831 Holiday drink contains watered down goose egg (7) Defn: goose egg. WP: "holiday drink" (NOG) contains "watered-down" (THIN, as in gruel). NO(THIN)G
BREADTH (7) Tjm June 29, 2021, 3:27 p.m. Neeerd Spread dust, at first, in wind (7) Spread: BREA(D)TH
dust, at first: D
wind: BREATH
ORIGAMI (7) Rainy June 29, 2021, 4:03 p.m. dohz Am I following? Or is glue primarily for paper-sculpting? (7) (OR+(I_+G_))+(AM+I)
ANY CRYPTIC CLUE (3, 7, 4) Cheshire June 29, 2021, 6:06 p.m. Madmahogany This topic was done before! Panic! Cry cutely! Panic! (3,7,4) (PANIC CRY CUTELY)*
ANY CLUE WHERE EVERY WORD IS THE SAME LENGTH (?) EricFox53 June 29, 2021, 6:32 p.m. WoomyRogue Alum body wore turf from Revd. Will (4, 5) Spoonerism of CLAD GRASS
EEVEE (5) Idontknow June 29, 2021, 9:04 p.m. Neeerd Evolve original headless dam Pokémon (5) E+(-l)EVEE
Def: Pokémon
KAHAU (5) bags June 30, 2021, 3:14 a.m. Neeerd Laugh at cattle for the reverend’s monkey (5) Spoonerism for Ha Cow
REASON (6) dohz July 1, 2021, 7:12 p.m. dohz Gather in here as one (6) _RE AS ON_
GO BLIND (2, 5) bags July 2, 2021, 3:16 a.m. dohz Stop seeing monster by foot of bed (2, 5) GOBLIN+_D
CUP FINAL (3, 5) Space_Kalak July 2, 2021, 2:09 p.m. Madmahogany Czech first, Austria second, Cyprus third; Finland loses last two, scrambles to reach final stage of tournament (3,5) Czech
aUstria
cyPrus
(FINLAnd)*
Defn: Final stage of tournament
X-WING (1-4) Idontknow July 2, 2021, 2:27 p.m. DiscordantAnt Spaceship's cross section (1-4) X+WING
BOPOMOFO (8) WoomyRogue July 2, 2021, 2:33 p.m. dohz Cry of disapproval contains quiet sound of a cow eating loud transliteration system (8) BO(P)O+MO(F)O

surface is nonsense :pensive:
VOLUTION (8) DiscordantAnt July 3, 2021, 7:44 p.m. Neeerd Spiral uprising abandoning radical extremist leaders (8) (-re)VOLUTION
Def: Spiral
EGREGIOUS (9) dohz July 3, 2021, 8 p.m. bags Horrible Greg breaks empty promises (9) def. "Horrible"
GREG ("Greg") goes inside of ("breaks") E ("empty": fuel tank on a car) I.O.U.'S ("promises")
UP AND DOWN (2, 3, 4) Space_Kalak July 4, 2021, 2:12 p.m. Neeerd Start to punch and wound angry Poles (2, 3, 4) P+AND+WOUND*
Def: Poles
Like North/South Poles, not Polish people
OWYHEE (6) bags July 4, 2021, 4:23 p.m. WoomyRogue "Idaho county is snowy," he entered inside (6) _OWY HE E_
SYZYGY (6) Neeerd July 5, 2021, 8:11 p.m. dohz Last couples of busy, crazy orgy develop close union (6) _SY+_ZY+_GY
E. COLI OR ESCHERICHIA COLI (1. 4 OR 11, 4) Idontknow July 5, 2021, 8:37 p.m. Neeerd Sadly, he lost life initially from silicic cholera disease (11, 4) HE+SI(-l)ICIC+CHOLERA*
Def: Disease
RENDER (6) Space_Kalak July 6, 2021, 2:15 p.m. dohz Provide warning to leave Michigan (6) RE(-mi)NDER
YATTA (5) dohz July 6, 2021, 2:41 p.m. WoomyRogue All right! Yes! AT-AT destroyed! (5) Y+ATAT*
third time's the charm lol
PWN (3) bags July 6, 2021, 4:31 p.m. WoomyRogue Defeat and remove a pawn (3) P(-a)WN
DETHRONE (8) DiscordantAnt July 7, 2021, 9:50 a.m. dohz Bring down aircraft carrying alien tech, at last (8) D(ET+_H)RONE
ALL HAIL (3, 4) summitwei July 7, 2021, 10:50 a.m. Neeerd Salute to Allah organizing Israel's borders (3, 4) Def: Salute to
ALLHA*+IL
DOUGHS (6) Cheshire July 7, 2021, 11:45 a.m. Tjm Before high school, Mr. Funnie could make pastries (6) DOUG (Doug Funnie, from 90's cartoon Doug)+HS
could make pastries=def
DOZE (4) AuLeaf July 7, 2021, 12:12 p.m. bags Sleep; it's almost 12! (4) DOZE ("Sleep") = DOZE[n] ("almost" "12")
cryptic reading: "DOZE; it's DOZE[n]"
MWAHAHAHA (9) Idontknow July 7, 2021, 8:41 p.m. dohz [sound of a kiss] [sound of discovery] [sound of triumph] [sound of laughter] (9) MWAH+AHA+HA
GENE WILDER (4, 6) Space_Kalak July 8, 2021, 2:22 p.m. AuLeaf Disrobing agent bewilders actor (4,6) _GEN_+_EWILDER_
OASIS (5) bags July 8, 2021, 4:35 p.m. bags Nothing like this sanctuary! (5) O ("Nothing") AS IS ("like this") = OASIS ("sanctuary")
PENSIVE (7) dohz July 8, 2021, 5:12 p.m. Tjm Thinking on dear...no, former dear. (7) (-ex)PENSIVE
Thinking on = def
EXUVIAE (7) Neeerd July 9, 2021, 10:56 a.m. bags Release with initial debut being partially workable for cast (7) EXUDE ("Release") with D[ebut] ("initial" "debut") being VIA[ble] ("partially" "workable") = ("for") EXUVIAE ("cast")
PROJECTYL (9) Cheshire July 9, 2021, 12:57 p.m. dohz Puzzler’s scheme with leaders of youth league (9) PROJECT+(Y_+L_)
SWEET CAROLINE (5, 8) Space_Kalak July 10, 2021, 2:24 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Promise to incorporate more of the same endless pop thread for a ditty by Diamond (5 8) SWEAR (promise) to incorporate ETC (more of the same ~= et cetera) + pOp + LINE
PELT (4) dohz July 10, 2021, 5:25 p.m. dohz Hurry and hide (4) ddef
TRANQ (5) bags July 10, 2021, 5:34 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Informant ran quickly to hide drug (5) hidden word
HOTSPOT (7) Rainy July 11, 2021, 1:16 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Place to be for shareable Chinese food centered around starter soups (7) HOTPOT centered around S(oups)
ANY CLUE BUT GRAMMAR DOESNT MATTER (?) WoomyRogue July 12, 2021, 6:40 a.m.
BIRTHDAY PRESENT (8, 7) bags July 12, 2021, 6:28 p.m. Rainy Bird ate them in half brutally! Repay then sent annual gift (8, 7) BIR(TH(-em))D+AYPRE*+SENT
defn - annual gift
TACITURN (8) dohz July 12, 2021, 8:18 p.m. Rainy Act crazy! I turn silent (8) ACT*+I+TURN
UYGHUR (6) Neeerd July 13, 2021, 3:57 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Mistreated guy to the west of primarily Han urban region! (6) /GUY + H* U* R* (should be across clue)
LAND HO (4, 2) bags July 14, 2021, 6:32 p.m. chrisjones Look around... and here it is! (4, 2) &lit LO around AND+H
AC (2) Idontknow July 14, 2021, 6:51 p.m. Neeerd A bit of cooling! (2) &lit: A+C_
UNDERSTAND (10) DiscordantAnt July 14, 2021, 10:13 p.m. Firetruck Get below, get up (10) UNDER + STAND, def = "get"
HANDBILL (8) edderiofer July 15, 2021, 3:42 a.m. Neeerd Give President Clinton a flyer (8) HAND+BILL
Def: a flyer
MUFFIN (6) Space_Kalak July 15, 2021, 11:18 a.m. bags Messin' up food (6) ddef: MUFFIN' (Messin' up) & MUFFIN (food)
OXYGEN (6) Rainy July 16, 2021, 10:27 p.m. jkittykitkat63 A foxy gentleman is withholding a crucial element (6) _OXY GEN_ = a crucial element
TIFFIN (6) Space_Kalak July 17, 2021, 11:21 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Food fightin’ (6) ddef; meal and having a tiff
GLOMP (5) dohz July 17, 2021, 12:25 p.m. dohz Embrace warmth, flipping tail quietly (5) GLO(w->M)+P
FJORD (5) Neeerd July 17, 2021, 8:16 p.m. Rainy Lost me in an island or down stream (5) F(-i)J(-i)+OR+D
MANO A MANO/MANO-A-MANO (4, 1, 4) OR (4-1-4) bags July 18, 2021, 12:24 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Oman provides materials for close combat (4-1-4) letter bank OMAN
NAVEM MERCIBUS IMPLERE (5, 8, 7) SoftFro July 18, 2021, 10:18 p.m. Cheshire Ambiguous name’s bumper— evil crime! (5, 8, 7) &lit
HEATWAVE (8) Space_Kalak July 19, 2021, 11:33 a.m. dohz Throw around a couple of twigs to create prolonged warmth (8) HE(A+TW_)AVE
PORTAL (6) dohz July 20, 2021, 10:18 a.m. Exalted Harbor aluminum for gateway (6) PORT("harbor")+AL
DIG DUG (3, 3) WoomyRogue July 20, 2021, 1:16 p.m. Tjm Good game? First, do go back, git gud, return, then kill time. (3,3) Good game? = def
First, do = D
go back, git = TIG
gud, return, = DUG
then kill time. (-T)
D(t)IG DUG
TWO-BIT (3-3) Idontknow July 20, 2021, 1:18 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Secret of returning hobbit: “I bow to nothing of importance” (3-3) reversed hidden word
PUNCHINGCATTO (13) Cheshire July 21, 2021, 3:37 p.m. dohz Puzzler putting a conch in motion (13) PUNCHINGCATTO*
IVES (4) Neeerd July 21, 2021, 9:15 p.m. dohz Livestream featuring football player (4) _IVES_
ORANGE (6) bags July 22, 2021, 2:50 a.m. majickace Concluding second … hit the buzzer … and ultimately score for the Syracuse University team (6) concluding second = _O_____
hit the buzzer = RANG
ultimately score = _E
the Syracuse University team = def ("Syracuse Orange")

_O__+RANG+_E
DRIFT (5) dohz July 22, 2021, 12:37 p.m. WoomyRogue Slide down a gap (5) D+RIFT
OLYMPICS (8) Space_Kalak July 23, 2021, 2:59 p.m. Neeerd International event policy: Mauritius's borders reorganized (8) (POLICY+M_S)*
Def: International event
PI DAY (2, 3) theduckmedic July 23, 2021, 3:43 p.m. dohz I’d cut salary for an irrational occasion (2, 3) P(ID)AY
MAD HATTER (3, 6) Cheshire July 23, 2021, 4:04 p.m. dohz Puzzler possessed substance for Spooner (3, 6) “had matter” spoonerism
THETA (5) bags July 24, 2021, 7:14 a.m. Firetruck Who to ask for help with a topic in Greek 101? (5) THE TA
INCOGNITO (9) dohz July 24, 2021, 2:59 p.m. theduckmedic Avoiding concerning, problematic recognition! (9) (-re)COGNITION*
SISYPHUS (8) Neeerd July 25, 2021, 10:49 p.m. theduckmedic Sneaky leader is bound to push rocks after end of treachery (8) S_ + IS + _Y + PHUS* &lit
URBANE (6) chaotic_iak July 26, 2021, 7:42 a.m. Rainy Urban legend's center is refined (6) URBAN+_E_
DUCK KONUNDRUM (4, 9) Cheshire July 26, 2021, 10:24 a.m. Rainy Lower king on half of ground and beer puzzle (4, 9) DUCK+K+ON+(-gro)UND+RUM
LOGIC (5) dohz July 27, 2021, 1:40 a.m. Wriggler831 A part of the catalog I collected in Boole's field (5) LOGIC: defn: Boole's field. wp: (a part of) the cataLOG I Collected
TARTAN (6) WoomyRogue July 27, 2021, 1:33 p.m. theduckmedic A ship's sailor bronzed by the sun (6) TAR + TAN
TOKYO (5) short_c1rcuit July 27, 2021, 2:06 p.m. WoomyRogue The eastern capital is too around Kentucky! (5) TO(KY)O
Tokyo means "eastern capital"
IDEAL (5) bags July 27, 2021, 7:51 p.m. WoomyRogue Optimal solution left (5) IDEA+L
ADVERSITY (9) butterfreeeee1 July 29, 2021, 4:11 a.m. Neeerd Trouble destroying dirty vase (9) (DIRTY+VASE)*
Def: Trouble
FENG SHUI (4 4) Madmahogany July 29, 2021, 5:20 a.m. Neeerd Fine hugs ruin interior design (4 4) (FINE+HUGS)*
Def: Interior design
FRAY (4) dohz July 29, 2021, 12:36 p.m. Exalted Unravel loud sunbeam (4) F("forte")+RAY
ANY PVZ PLANT (?) WoomyRogue July 29, 2021, 4:07 p.m. theduckmedic Victory condition, Mr. Musk, is a wax gourd (6, 5) WIN + TERM + ELON
ANY GREEK GOD (?) Neeerd July 29, 2021, 11:05 p.m. WoomyRogue Master, I murdered a huntress (7) MASTERI*
Artemis is the Goddess of the Hunt.
HAPAX LEGOMENON (5, 9) dohz July 31, 2021, 12:41 p.m. theduckmedic Lol, gaming convention toy figures going to be appearing only once (5, 9) HA + PAX + LEGO MEN + ON
ANY HEBREW LETTER (?) quatrevingtneuf July 31, 2021, 8:04 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Win without a wager (3) BEAT - A
STIFF UPPER LIP (5, 5, 3) Space_Kalak Aug. 2, 2021, 2:25 a.m. Madmahogany Don't pay higher insult, don't show your emotions (5,5,3) Don't pay = STIFF
higher = UPPER
insult = LIP
TINDER (6) theduckmedic Aug. 2, 2021, 1:13 p.m. butterfreeeee1 Fuel can turn red (6) def = fuel
can = TIN
turn red = reversal of 'red' = DER
TIN + DER = TINDER
ARROW (5) dohz Aug. 2, 2021, 11:59 p.m. Madmahogany Worry about replacing unknown with a pointer (5) (WORRY)<=(-Y)+A
Defn: Pointer
SWEPT AWAY (5, 4) short_c1rcuit Aug. 3, 2021, 6:42 a.m. theduckmedic Moved as if by a flood, turning, twisting in church benches (5, 4) (YAW + AT + PEWS)<
NAVEM (5) eshita Aug. 3, 2021, 11:23 a.m. WoomyRogue Latin sailboat scallywag lost his head, First Mate (5) (-k)NAVE+M_
TENABLE (7) Space_Kalak Aug. 4, 2021, 2:48 a.m. dohz Plateau carrying eastern flanks can be defended (7) T(E_N)ABLE
REMEDY (6) WoomyRogue Aug. 4, 2021, 2:20 p.m. Exalted "Doctor! My deer for a cure!" (6) Anagram("doctor") of MY DEER
ACE (3) dohz Aug. 5, 2021, 5:07 a.m. WoomyRogue Decapitated face card (3) (-f)ACE
FLASH FLOOD (5, 5) Space_Kalak Aug. 6, 2021, 2:52 a.m. Firetruck Maniac sold half of newly acquired lake (5,5) soldhalfof*
FLASH FOOD (5, 4) Cheshire Aug. 6, 2021, 6:57 a.m. Firetruck Certain Grandmaster's yum-yum failure - hair found on dum-dum that was picked up (5,4) F (failure) + LASH (hair) + DOOF< (dum-dum)
SHIBBOLETH (10) Firetruck Aug. 6, 2021, 9:49 a.m. Madmahogany Hobble shit around, it's an outdated custom (10) (HOBBLE SHIT)*
ERRANT (6) TheNexinator Aug. 6, 2021, 2:54 p.m. WoomyRogue Earthling, from head to toe, is erratic (6) TERRAN but move T to the end
SCRAM (5) dohz Aug. 7, 2021, 10:02 a.m. phenomist Marc's left out (5) SCRAM< = "out(!)"
OOMPH (5) Firetruck Aug. 8, 2021, 2:51 p.m. dohz Energy and health low! Retreat! (5) (OOM+PH)<

health = HP, as in video games
low = MOO

not an &lit, but the ! wants to be there
WATERLOG (8) WoomyRogue Aug. 8, 2021, 3:10 p.m. Neeerd Flood caused by war about the disheartened left out girl, at first (8) WA(T_E)R+LO+G_
Defn: Flood
ACCIACCATURA (12) Neeerd Aug. 8, 2021, 10:44 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Cut air again and again with musical embellishment (12) letter bank CUTAIR
DEEP-SIX (4-3) dohz Aug. 9, 2021, 12:44 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Reverend to leak some risqué parts... destroy the evidence (4-3) an unfortunate spoonerism, some would say
DERMATOGLYPHICS (15) phenomist Aug. 9, 2021, 1:57 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Trying to infer things from skin turning red (tomato, mostly): a sign of science’s regression (15) RED< + toMATO + GLYPH + SCI< = trying to infer things from skin
CACCIATORE (10) ev3commander Aug. 9, 2021, 7:26 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Hunter eats a piece of focaccia to refuel (10) hidden word; defs is like, a hunter’s eats (wikipedia tells me this is the etymology)
EN GARDE (2, 5) theduckmedic Aug. 9, 2021, 9:45 p.m. Exalted Toss up grenade and shout, announcing a challenge (2, 5) Anagram("toss up") GRENADE to get a "shout announcing a challenge"
BOCCONCINI (10) quatrevingtneuf Aug. 10, 2021, 8:21 a.m. Neeerd Chesse balls and broccoli—No seconds in any way! North Carolina joins in with me after a nibble, for starters (10) Cheese balls: B(-r)OCCO(NC)(-l)I+N_+I
broccoli—No seconds in any way: Remove the 2nd letter of BrOCCOlI in each direction
North Carolina joins in: NC inside B(-r)OCCO(-l)I
me after a nibble, for starters: I after N_
OOMFIE (6) wolf Aug. 10, 2021, 11:14 a.m. Neeerd Twitter follower's office evenly in front of unfinished room (6) _OOM+_F_I_E
Defn: Twitter follower
TARDIGRADE (10) EricFox53 Aug. 10, 2021, 11:18 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Reportedly, oily sludge to destroy a primitive organism (10) hom. TAR DEGRADE
SLOUGH (6) Firetruck Aug. 10, 2021, 3:08 p.m. Madmahogany Swamp slug eats nothing hot (6) (SL(O)UG)H
Defn: Swamp
SLOWPOKE (8) SoftFro Aug. 11, 2021, 9:11 a.m. bags Essentially awareness-low Pokémon (8) &lit: awarenesS-LOW POKÉmon ("essentially")
MUMBO JUMBO (5, 5) Neeerd Aug. 11, 2021, 2:36 p.m. Madmahogany Louisiana dish made twice with Mary-Jane heads instead of grams; it makes no sense (5,5) GUMBO twice, with MJ instead of GG
Cook responsibly
RECURSION (9) WoomyRogue Aug. 11, 2021, 8 p.m. Neeerd Raging, at first, I curse angrily on repetition (9) R_+(I+CURSE)*+ON
KANYE WEST atomicapple0 Aug. 11, 2021, 8:44 p.m. Madmahogany Hang around tree after king accosts head producer (5 4) king = K
accosts head = A
Hang = NEST (like a dwelling)
tree = YEW
KA(N(YEW)EST)
TWITTERPATED (12) dohz Aug. 12, 2021, 11:28 a.m. Madmahogany Infatuated with social media, father can find a motivational talk here (12) (TWITTER)(PA)(TED)
PIANISSIMO (10) Madmahogany Aug. 12, 2021, 12:51 p.m. quatrevingtneuf "Very gentle Olympian" is Simone's essence (10) *PIAN IS SIMO*
MYRIAD (6) Idontknow Aug. 12, 2021, 6:04 p.m. Madmahogany Many heads of municipal youth rehabilitation initiatives ask donations (6) Acrostic M_ Y_ R_ I_ A_ D_
SHTUM (5) Firetruck Aug. 13, 2021, 9:07 a.m. dohz Empty habitat in total quiet (5) S(H_T)UM
CHANCY (6) dohz Aug. 14, 2021, 11:32 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Pokemon that can learn Metronome sounds unpredictable (6) hom. CHANSEY
SCRUNCHIE (9) quatrevingtneuf Aug. 14, 2021, 5:06 p.m. Wriggler831 Chic nurse destroyed hairband (9) SCRUNCHIE: Anagram: CHIC NURSE (destroyed). Defn: hairband
CENSOR/CENSER/SENSOR (6) WoomyRogue Aug. 15, 2021, 10:17 a.m. quatrevingtneuf One that picks up and withholds something foul, perhaps, at the end of class, dashes to a hospital room (6) dubious triple schrodinger
C/S (end of class) + ENS (dashes) + ER/OR (hosp. room)
a censor picks up and withholds foul [language]
a censer is picked up and holds foul[-smelling incense? yikes]
a sensor picks up [any sort of signal you might want] and withholds... not at all. oof. but 3-way clue plz have mercy
SOUSAPHONE (10) Neeerd Aug. 15, 2021, 10:24 a.m. Firetruck Listen, oh listen, and maybe you'll hear // Something sounding like who this poem apes, at his ear // Is a wonderful, blunderful, Talk-So-Far-Ringer // (It's sort of like string on two cup - some humdinger) // So while one's alone, he need not be forlorn // With evocative, talkative, pick-me-up horn (10) Horn: def
Everything else: homophone for "Seuss-a-phone"
MONDEGREEN (10) dohz Aug. 16, 2021, 12:45 p.m. phenomist Mishearing a certain order after the first day (10) MON (the first day of the week) + DEGREE N (a certain order, like a polynomial of degree n) = "mishearing"
TYSM (4) OR (1, 1, 1, 1) bags Aug. 17, 2021, 12:39 a.m. fluff A sign of gratitude in society: smiles (4) _TY SM_
MUM (3) Firetruck Aug. 18, 2021, 10:36 a.m. bags Secretive gallery loses work (3) MUM ("Secretive") = M[use]UM ("gallery" losing "work")
OWO (3) dohz Aug. 18, 2021, 7:11 p.m. bags Co-worker hides inquisitive stare (3) hidden: cO-WOrker ("hides") = OWO ("inquisitive stare")
SADGE (5) Neeerd Aug. 18, 2021, 8:09 p.m. dohz Wise man takes down icon of sorrow (5) SA(D)GE
LEGEND (6) Space_Kalak Aug. 19, 2021, 3:37 p.m. Firetruck Very famous person's foot or hip? (6) LEG END = foot or hip :notlikeduck: :pikashock:
HYBRID CLASS (6, 5) bags Aug. 19, 2021, 5:52 p.m. Firetruck Revolutionary, brassy child that's hardly just one thing (6,5) BRASSYCHILD*
RENAISSANCE (11) Neeerd Aug. 20, 2021, 8:19 p.m. Firetruck Reconstituted arsenic rebirth (11) ARSENIC bank
CASE (4) dohz Aug. 20, 2021, 9:23 p.m. Exalted Heartless motive for lawsuit (4) CA(-u)SE ("motive" without the heart)
OPT OUT (3 3 OR 3-3) Firetruck Aug. 21, 2021, 1:44 p.m. Firetruck Extremely strong king swallowed goose egg to toss cookies, maybe (3 3) extremely strong = OP (overpowered in gamerese)
King = TUT
goose egg = O
toss cookies maybe: opt out (of tracking)
WHOA (4) bags Aug. 22, 2021, 7:31 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Stop crying about trouble (4) hom. WOE; whoa as in telling a horse to stop
CASINO (6) Neeerd Aug. 23, 2021, 9:14 p.m. dohz Gambling house company covering a crime (6) C(A+SIN)O
GARRULOUS (9) dohz Aug. 23, 2021, 9:14 p.m. Firetruck Like a ray-finned fish that won't shut up? (9) GAR = ray-finned fish, so like it is GAR-RULOUS
The whole thing is a cryptic definition. Cryptic clues need to be split intl wordplay and definition? Bah! Your conventions needlessly hamstring the author. Freedom!
NEMESIS (7) Space_Kalak Aug. 24, 2021, 12:01 p.m. Firetruck Uprooted seed symbolizes Greek goddess (7) SEMEN< + IS (symbolizes)
TMESIS (6) Idontknow Aug. 24, 2021, 12:03 p.m. Firetruck Something, like, abso-friggin'-lutely smites to smithereens (6) Something like abso-friggin'-lutely: def
SMITES*
IHNN (6) Cheshire Aug. 24, 2021, 3:09 p.m. Firetruck "Hello back!" notes puzzler (6) HI< + NN (notes)
Def: a username of a 🎂puzzler🎂
BALAYAGE (8) quatrevingtneuf Aug. 25, 2021, 12:36 p.m. quatrevingtneuf A portion of jambalaya gets gradual recolouring (8) *BALAYA GE*
SINK (4) dohz Aug. 26, 2021, 1:10 a.m. Firetruck Fall is returning, and Naira's at kindergarten (4) IS< + N + K
HOTEL (5) bags Aug. 26, 2021, 1:49 a.m. Firetruck Finally putt in the cursed hole that follows golf (5) putT in HOLE*
that follows golf = def (NATO phonetic alphabet)
RUSTY (5) Cheshire Aug. 27, 2021, 5:46 p.m. InvalidD Trivia wiz that solves puzzles in guru-style (5) guRU-STYle
ALL CAPS (3, 4) dohz Aug. 28, 2021, 4:48 a.m. Madmahogany MF DOOM song "Acapella (remix)" without alternate edited intro, last of his (3,4) Defn: MF DOOM song
(ACAPELLA)*-A-E+S
ARROGANT (8) Neeerd Aug. 28, 2021, 12:04 p.m. fluff Smug leaders of a Russian revolution overthrow government, allowing national totalitarianism (8) A+R_+R_+O_+G_+A_+N_+T_
BANK HOLIDAY (4, 7) Space_Kalak Aug. 28, 2021, 2:30 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Key of life at the core of a bodily realignment is time off work (4 7) ANKH (key of life) at the core of /ABODILY = time off work
VITUPERATE (10) dohz Aug. 30, 2021, 7:37 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Mad at eruptive insult (10) just an anagram
FISH FRY (4, 3) WoomyRogue Aug. 30, 2021, 7:50 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Alevin starts to feed in streams, having finished resorbing yolk (4 3) first letters, and also a biology lesson
RESOLVE (7) Space_Kalak Aug. 31, 2021, 9:44 a.m. Space_Kalak Answer once or twice? (7) Punny ddef
Answer once: RESOLVE
Answer twice: RE-SOLVE
POP (3) dohz Sept. 1, 2021, 10:28 a.m. Rainy Soap opera contains bubbly stuff? (3) _POP_
TAPA (4) Rainy Sept. 1, 2021, 7:40 p.m. fluff Some sorta party snack (4) _TA PA_
FABRICATION (11) Space_Kalak Sept. 2, 2021, 9:48 a.m. Firetruck Lie cloth in operation after one botched it (11) Lie = def
cloth = fabric
in operation = on
one = a
botched it = it*
FABRIC + A + IT* + ON (after A+TI*)
PLOSIVE (7) WoomyRogue Sept. 2, 2021, 9:49 a.m. bags Mean person: "I've received 50K! ...Maybe" (7) def.: "K Maybe" = PLOSIVE (K is an example of a plosive in English)
wordplay: P.O.S. ("Mean person", from 'piece of shit') I'VE ("I've") containing ("received") L ("50", roman numerals)
DELTA (5) theduckmedic Sept. 2, 2021, 2:30 p.m. phenomist Atlanta airline finally departs over Atlanta airline (5) "Atlanta airline" = (ATL+_E+D) rev
DOFF (4) Firetruck Sept. 2, 2021, 3:08 p.m. fluff Remove some elected officials (4) _D OFF_
ANY ROMAN EMPEROR (?) Neeerd Sept. 2, 2021, 8:16 p.m. Exalted One Roman inhabitant! (4) hidden word (_NE RO_), &lit
ROSH HASHANAH (4, 8) Space_Kalak Sept. 4, 2021, 9:51 a.m. Neeerd Replaying pieces for horn as it's a holiday (4, 8) Letter bank for HORN AS
PARITY (6) dohz Sept. 4, 2021, 3:20 p.m. Madmahogany Odd or not, it sounds like the behaviour of a talking bird (6) Homophone for PARROTY
PAPARAZZI (9) Neeerd Sept. 5, 2021, 3:38 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Some shooters and a pizza divided up around most of party (9) /APIZZA around PAR(ty) = some shooters (camera people, not shots of liquor)
PHOTON (6) bags Sept. 5, 2021, 5 p.m. quatrevingtneuf A bit of light confusion: on pot, getting high (6) /ONPOT getting H(igh) = a bit of light
SKELETOR (8) WoomyRogue Sept. 6, 2021, 7:35 a.m. bags Slovakian voter rejects country's leader (He wants to control everything!) (8) def.: "He wants to control everything" = SKELETOR (Skeletor's only goal is to become the master of the universe)
wordplay: SK ("Slovakian") ELE[-C]TOR ("voter", rejecting "[C]ountry's leader")
NETWORK (7) Space_Kalak Sept. 6, 2021, 9:54 a.m. fluff Naughtily twerk on the Internet, maybe (7) NETWORK*
PEKOE (5) Firetruck Sept. 7, 2021, 9:06 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Backed up approval for additive to #1 tea (5) OK< (backed up approval) added into PEE (number one)
LAVISH (6) dohz Sept. 7, 2021, 10:13 p.m. Firetruck Posh, like the bathroom? (6) LAV-ISH punny def (like the lavatoey)
BACK TO SCHOOL (4, 2, 6) Space_Kalak Sept. 8, 2021, 9:56 a.m. WoomyRogue The rear entrance of a university is the first sign of autumn? (4, 2, 6) punny def?
I haven't dabbled in this type of clue yet, idk if this truly works
ANY DWARF FROM THE HOBBIT (?) WoomyRogue Sept. 8, 2021, 1:43 p.m. bags Dwarf's armpit stench clinging to coat (5) def.: "Dwarf" = BOFUR
wordplay: B.O. ("armpit stench": body odor) + ("clinging to") FUR ("coat")
POETRY (6) bags Sept. 9, 2021, 8:35 p.m. Neeerd It was many and many a year ago // In a kingdom by the sea // Wrote this famous writer // Who liked tales of mystery // He liked gothic horror, // Macabre tales, and whatever // He wrote about a mental guy // And his homicide endeavor! (6) &lit (cuz the entire clue is poetry): POE+TRY
It was many and many a year ago // In a kingdom by the sea - "Anabelle Lee"
He wrote about a mental guy and his homicide endeavor - "A Tell-Tale Heart"
SHOEBOX (7) Idontknow Sept. 9, 2021, 9:59 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Sloppy hobo sex in a cardboard container (7) a risqué anagram
SUNFLOWER (9) dohz Sept. 10, 2021, 3:24 a.m. Firetruck Returned to canine again, maybe, with 2ν-Δ-system (9) (RE-WOLF + NUS)<
Def: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunflower_(mathematics)
LAST NIGHT (4, 5) Space_Kalak Sept. 10, 2021, 10:27 a.m. Firetruck When I most recently saw my neighbor's botched slight tan (4,5) SLIGHTTAN*
def: she brought over some kind of fancy popcorn to share. I forget what was special about thid particular kind of popcorn, and to be fair, I didn't have any of it either since the kids and my wife got to it first, and realistically I am not that huge of a fan of popcorn on its own, particularly unflavored, unsalted popcorn of the variety my neighbor brought over, though I am partial to the taste of hot, salted butter, which explains why I still enjoy this treat under special circumstances, to include caramel corn, I suppose, but really only on a chilly autumnal day at a festival or pumpkin farm or some such thing, not really a snack I would seek out by my lonesome.
ANY MUSICAL INSTRUMENT (?) Neeerd Sept. 12, 2021, 12:26 p.m. dohz Neighbor returns brass instrument (4) TUBA<
COUNTER (7) dohz Sept. 12, 2021, 7:32 p.m. Madmahogany Tally against (7) ddef
BRIEF (5) Space_Kalak Sept. 13, 2021, 1:26 p.m. Neeerd Concise instructions (5) Ddef
ONDES MARTENOT (5, 8) Firetruck Sept. 13, 2021, 6:08 p.m.
LUCID OR LUCID DREAM (5 OR 5, 5) WoomyRogue Sept. 15, 2021, 7:56 a.m. Firetruck Sober auditor's unleashed libido (5) "LOOSE ID" (unleashed=loose, libido=id)
SUBORN (6) Firetruck Sept. 15, 2021, 8:15 p.m. Neeerd Bribe a Sudanese? (6) Punny ddef: SU-born
AGLET (5) dohz Sept. 15, 2021, 8:51 p.m. Madmahogany Knotted tangle without new lace tip (5) (TANGLE)-N
UFFIZI (6) phenomist Sept. 16, 2021, 12:48 p.m. Madmahogany Art museum, originally under Florentine funds, in Zimone, Italy (6) Acrostic U_ F_ F_ I_ Z_ I_
PEASANT (7) WoomyRogue Sept. 17, 2021, 9:51 a.m. Madmahogany Rustic bird without a head (7) Defn: Rustic
bird = PHEASANT
without H
CANDIDE (7) Neeerd Sept. 17, 2021, 7:50 p.m. Firetruck Toilet did start to (eventually) work with a woman with one buttock (7) CAN (toilet) + DID + E (start to eventually)
And Candide has a woman with a single buttock
GIF (3) dohz Sept. 18, 2021, 11:21 a.m. Madmahogany Present doesn't finish, it loops (3) GIF(-t)
GIFs loop
GIRAFFE (7) Space_Kalak Sept. 18, 2021, 11:22 a.m. Madmahogany Animal guts very loudly take in threshed bran, and a bit of extract (7) GI FF take in RA with E
SCRIVENER (9) Firetruck Sept. 18, 2021, 2:12 p.m. dohz Small, cold river swallows English writer (9) S+C+RIV(EN)ER

the strid strikes again
HEADS OR TAILS (5) WoomyRogue Sept. 20, 2021, 7:07 a.m. dohz Follows stories on the radio (5) “tales” homophone
ON THE EDGE (2, 3, 4) phenomist Sept. 20, 2021, 11:31 a.m. Madmahogany Irritated using Microsoft's internet browser (2,3,4) punny ddef
TALK SHOP (4, 4) Space_Kalak Sept. 20, 2021, 11:33 a.m. dohz Spooner’s surprise summit to discuss work (4, 4) “shock top” spoonerism
BIG SHOT (3, 4) dohz Sept. 20, 2021, 2:23 p.m. WoomyRogue Dignitary radicalist keeps quiet (3, 4) BIG(SH)OT
KOALA (5) Cheshire Sept. 20, 2021, 8:25 p.m. dohz Knock out in the manner of a marsupial (5) KO+ALA
ASTRINGENT (10) wolf Sept. 20, 2021, 9:32 p.m. ycz An axe's fifth tree being acacia, for example (10) The fifth string on a guitar (an axe) is the A STRING; tree being is ENT; acacia is an astringent, according to Wikipedia
HYPERLINK (9) DiscordantAnt Sept. 21, 2021, 10:41 a.m. fluff It directs you to heated, shaky kiln (9) "it directs you" = HYPER + LINK*
MR ROBOTO (2, 6) WoomyRogue Sept. 22, 2021, 7:30 a.m. Madmahogany Song about plan surrounding crushing runs with boot (2,6) plan = MO
runs = RR
M(RROBOT)*O
Defn: Song
BLANCMANGE (10) Space_Kalak Sept. 22, 2021, 1:41 p.m.
LADDER (6) dohz Sept. 22, 2021, 3:07 p.m. Firetruck Starting to lick snake - it gets you high (6) L(ick) + ADDER (=snake)
DOHA (4) bags Sept. 22, 2021, 9:37 p.m. Madmahogany Homer's interjection leads to a city (4) D'OH A
BLOCKED (7) DiscordantAnt Sept. 23, 2021, 11:57 a.m. Firetruck Cuddle in bed made of Lego? (7) cuddle=lock (as in to wrap or fold)
B(LOCK)ED
made of Lego = punny definition
HELIUM (6) Firetruck Sept. 23, 2021, 11 p.m. Madmahogany Hesitation after the Spanish enter, greeting gas (6) H(EL)I UM
NADIR (5) dohz Sept. 24, 2021, 7:55 p.m. Firetruck Darn, I screwed up, reaching rock bottom (5) DARNI*
SYLVAN (6) WoomyRogue Sept. 26, 2021, 6:23 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Wooded part of Pennsylvania (6) hidden word... took the low-hanging fruit
ENHANCE (7) dohz Sept. 26, 2021, 8:07 p.m. sarathegood Improve crushed henna with cockle shell (7) ENHAN* + CocklE
ZIMONZE (7) Cheshire Sept. 27, 2021, 10:49 a.m.
HANDSHAKE (9) Idontknow Sept. 27, 2021, 12:43 p.m. dohz Hot and quiet body of water without entrance or way of introduction (9) H+AND+SH+(-l)AKE

way of introduction = def
CONTRACT (8) dohz Sept. 28, 2021, 8:11 p.m. phenomist Anti-land convention (8) CON+TRACT
CHEST BUMP (5, 4) short_c1rcuit Sept. 29, 2021, 12:04 p.m. phenomist A way of greeting Spooner's greatest fool (5,4) BEST CHUMP spoonerized
TERMINAL (8) Cheshire Sept. 29, 2021, 1:59 p.m. Firetruck The last tramline got decommissioned (8) TRAMLINE*, def = the last
MAITREYA (8) Neeerd Sept. 29, 2021, 9:50 p.m. Firetruck Host dropped its last young adult actress (8) MAITRE D' - D + YA (book classification)
IMDB (4) theduckmedic Sept. 30, 2021, 12:42 a.m.
ECTOPLASM (9) Idontknow Sept. 30, 2021, 12:53 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Exotic camels contain finest, otherworldly fluid (9) TOP (finest) in /CAMELS = otherworldly fluid
SILENT (6) dohz Sept. 30, 2021, 9:58 p.m. Firetruck Mum is back - time to give up (6) IS< + LENT
ELECTROMA (9) WoomyRogue Oct. 1, 2021, 12:03 p.m. Firetruck Vote "one tomato" for movie (9) ELECT + ROMA
BIG TOP (3, 3) Space_Kalak Oct. 1, 2021, 2:05 p.m. Firetruck B (3, 3) Reverse wordplay for BIG TOP (top letter of Big)
PROSCRIBE (9) Firetruck Oct. 1, 2021, 9:39 p.m.
UFO (3) dohz Oct. 2, 2021, 10:01 p.m. dohz Alien spacecraft sighted in Beaufort (3) _UFO_
GENUFLECT (9) AtheistSensayer Oct. 4, 2021, 12:42 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Kneel down: good! Choose to involve wild fun! (9) not an &lit, just emphatic

G+E(/FUN)LECT
WALUIGI (7) bags Oct. 4, 2021, 11:14 p.m. AtheistSensayer Taller brother's villainous counterpart starts to understand inexhaustable game internally after endless walk (7) [WAL]-k
[U]nderstand
[I]nexhaustable
[G]ame
[I]nternally
KIBITZ (6) dohz Oct. 5, 2021, 9:30 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Chatter from king: “I attack furiously, with no losses!” (6) K (king) + I B(-l)ITZ
SCRAWL (6) WoomyRogue Oct. 5, 2021, 10:48 a.m. Firetruck Write quickly with short stroke (6) S (short) + CRAWL (stroke, like swimming)
UNGUENT (7) Firetruck Oct. 5, 2021, 11:23 a.m. Firetruck Ointment is fragrant after removing lid, embodying essence of skunk (7) PUNGENT - P inserting skUnk
UNGULATE (8) quatrevingtneuf Oct. 6, 2021, 1:42 p.m. Firetruck Hoofed animal dead after mushroom or toadstool stuffing (8) fUNGUs + LATE (dead)
CAPITULATE (10) AtheistSensayer Oct. 6, 2021, 4:38 p.m.
FOUNDER (7) dohz Oct. 7, 2021, 10:15 a.m. Firetruck Fish expelled liquid to go down (7) FLOUNDER - L (liquid)
CREVASSE (8) WoomyRogue Oct. 7, 2021, 11:50 a.m. fluff Odd, cursed view: eating butt crack (8) “crack” = C_R_E_V_(ASS)E_
DYLANAMITE (10) Cheshire Oct. 7, 2021, 6:32 p.m. WoomyRogue Puzzler destroyed MIT and Yale (10) MITANDYALE*
SODOKU (6) dohz Oct. 9, 2021, 10:26 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Regularly stood lookout for disease (6) StOoD lOoKoUt
RELIQUARY (9) WoomyRogue Oct. 11, 2021, 7:53 a.m. Firetruck Squirrel with a yellow head, nuts, and display case for the bones of saints, maybe (9) (SQUIRREL - S + AY (a yellow))*
ENUM (4) Idontknow Oct. 11, 2021, 8:42 a.m. WoomyRogue I returned, carrying Greek writing and this -> (4) >E(NU)M
Nu is the 13th letter of the Greek alphabet
FRACTAL (7) Firetruck Oct. 11, 2021, 10:21 a.m. WoomyRogue Broken flatcar is haphazard (7) FLATCAR*
DORK (4) bags Oct. 13, 2021, 2:24 a.m. dohz Fool’s gold stored in banks of Denmark (4) D_(OR)_K
SORBET (6) WoomyRogue Oct. 13, 2021, 9:59 a.m. dohz Ready-to-eat ball! (6) S(ORB)ET

&lit
CONGLOMERATE (12) tasthing Oct. 13, 2021, 10:20 p.m. theduckmedic African country gains fifty, emirate loses one: leader moves to form consortium (12) CONG(L)O + M(-i)(E)RATE
FAFF (4) Firetruck Oct. 14, 2021, 11:20 a.m. dohz Dawdle in self-affirmation (4) _F AFF_
GOLEM (5) dohz Oct. 14, 2021, 11:32 p.m. bags Components of big ol' emotionless robot (5) def. "robot"
wordplay: hidden in biG OL' EMotionless ("Components of")
GLARE (5) Space_Kalak Oct. 15, 2021, 3:40 a.m. dohz Light lager brewed (5) GLARE*

credit to frictionlessemu for punching up this clue
ALLAY (5) Neeerd Oct. 15, 2021, 7:13 p.m. Firetruck Calm a parting friend (5) ALL(A)Y
A CLUE MADE OF ONLY ANAGRINDS, WITH MULTIPLE SOLUTIONS (?) kieranjboyd Oct. 15, 2021, 8:09 p.m. AuLeaf Mad; break down–stricken; deranged (7) break: anagrind
down-stricken: -D
deranged: fodder
mad: def for [ANGERED(-d)]* or [ENRAGED(-d)]*
YOUR MOST RECENT LUNCH/DINNER (?) WoomyRogue Oct. 16, 2021, 7:32 a.m. bags Dad's assistant makes food (5) PASTA
def. food
wordplay: PA'S T.A. ("Dad's" "assistant": teacher's assistant)
SQUID (5) Idontknow Oct. 16, 2021, 11:12 a.m. skaldskaparmal Finally spends some money to get calamari (5) _S + QUID
ANY HUMAN PYRAMID-STYLE CLUE (?) SoftFro Oct. 16, 2021, 11:16 a.m. quatrevingtneuf To get even, sharp weapon follows degree about poli sci, e.g. (7) LANCE after B.A. = to get even
ostensibly the surface is about a disgruntled poli sci grad taking matters into their own hands
JAMIE HARGROVE (5, 8) Cheshire Oct. 16, 2021, 11:49 a.m. Firetruck Puzzle that is difficult doesn't get finished and stumps (eventually) puzzler (5, 8) Puzzle (JAM) + that is (IE) + difficult doesn't get finished (HARD - D) + stumps, eventually (GROVE)
MERLOT (6) WoomyRogue Oct. 18, 2021, 10:57 a.m. Firetruck The sound of molar cracking accompanied by red liquid (6) "MOLAR"* (phonetic anagram: m oh l ur -> m ur l oh)
BLACK SWAN (5, 4) Firetruck Oct. 18, 2021, 5:54 p.m. theduckmedic Statistical rarity—squib lacks wand heartstring (5, 4) _b lack s_
FORTIFY (7) dohz Oct. 18, 2021, 7:45 p.m. theduckmedic Hold up if breaking 40 (7) FORT(IF)Y
FIRETRUCK (9) Cheshire Oct. 19, 2021, 10:18 a.m. WoomyRogue Puzzler Spooner discusses the "jury curse" (9) Am I allowed to write the explanation for this one
DEMOMAN (7) WoomyRogue Oct. 20, 2021, 11:28 a.m. Firetruck Cyclops monster embraced rising in the morning (7) DEMO(AM<)N
STAN (4) bags Oct. 21, 2021, 10:19 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Mostly tolerate a superfan (4) STAN(d)
LSD (3) Idontknow Oct. 22, 2021, 9:08 a.m. Wriggler831 Psychedelic laser show dizzily starts (3) LSD: Psychedelic (defn): (wp) starts of Laser Show Dizzily
ICHOR (5) WoomyRogue Oct. 22, 2021, 3:44 p.m. dohz Which organ stores the blood of gods? (5) _ICH OR_
DJANGO (6) Firetruck Oct. 22, 2021, 6:54 p.m.
BLIMOUSEALERRE (14) AuthorialIntent Oct. 22, 2021, 7:09 p.m. comedy Doctor: More liberal use for Glastonbury drug (14) (MORELIBERALUSE)*
SOFTFRO’S KIDNEY (7’1, 6) Cheshire Oct. 23, 2021, 8:49 a.m.
ANY CLUE WHOSE ANSWER IS HIDDEN IN THE CLUE, BUT IS NOT A HIDDEN (?) bags Oct. 23, 2021, 10:46 p.m. Rainy Someone's top is in mesh bird house (4) NE(S)T
ANY CLUE THAT HAS NO LETTERS IN COMMON WITH ITS ANSWER (?) comedy Oct. 24, 2021, 3:50 p.m. Exalted Sound off! 1000 plus 8, buddy! (4) MATE (homophone of M[1000]+EIGHT[8])
ECSTASY (7) Idontknow Oct. 24, 2021, 4 p.m. quatrevingtneuf No need for oncology, initially: cost absorbed by simple drug (7) C(-o)ST in EASY
HEAT (4) bags Oct. 26, 2021, 1:23 a.m. dohz Sheath carries weaponry (4) _HEAT_

def = weaponry, as in “packing heat”
CINNABAR (8) WoomyRogue Oct. 26, 2021, 6:49 a.m. Firetruck Red restaurant with open air bar not in operation (8) Cinnabon + (bar-b) - on (in operation)
ARMADILLIDIIDAE (15) EricFox53 Oct. 26, 2021, 2:23 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Pill bugs are mild when repeatedly sampled (15) letter bank AREMILD
OTHER (5) dohz Oct. 26, 2021, 2:31 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Endless annoyances added (5) (-b)OTHER(-s)
MACABRE (7) Space_Kalak Oct. 27, 2021, 3:37 p.m. Firetruck Gruesome man with skinned leg takes a taxi (7) M(A + CAB)R + E (skinned leg)
OLIVIA (6) theduckmedic Oct. 27, 2021, 8:11 p.m. Firetruck Crude oil by means of pig (6) OIL* + VIA (Olivia is a children's book pig by Ian Falconer)
STAR ANISE (4, 5) WoomyRogue Oct. 28, 2021, 7:43 a.m. skaldskaparmal Artisan's cooked last of the herb (4, 5) STARANIS* + _E
META (4) Firetruck Oct. 28, 2021, 1:29 p.m. Firetruck Minced meat that might be pure or have a shell (4) MEAT*
SLASH (5) Idontknow Oct. 28, 2021, 2:38 p.m. Firetruck Attack with small whip (5) S+LASH
CASTLE (6) dohz Oct. 30, 2021, 7:17 a.m. dohz Move king and rook left in rank (6) CAST(L)E
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS (8, 7) Space_Kalak Oct. 30, 2021, 9:41 a.m. Firetruck Advising ghastly freaks of a bad idea (8 7) GHASTLYADVISING*
and it's a terrible idea
SPOOKY (OR SPOOPY I GUESS) (6) Firetruck Oct. 30, 2021, 8:39 p.m. prawo Weird note about castling king's side (6) Weird = SP(OO+K_)Y; note [verb] about = SP()Y, castling = O-O, king's side = K_
TRPCIC (6) EricFox53 Oct. 31, 2021, 9:05 p.m. Firetruck Dollhouse designer's tarp ripped out - one milliliter inundated its roof (6) Def: apparently the costume designer for the show Dollhouse?
TARP - A + C(I)C (milliliter around "its" roof =I)
FIREWORKS (9) Space_Kalak Nov. 1, 2021, 9:45 a.m. Firetruck Utensils made of thin strands of metal are converting Watts into Farads, a producer of light and sound (9) WIRE FORKS switching W and F
ERSATZ (6) dohz Nov. 1, 2021, 5:45 p.m. Firetruck Imitation taser is broken, zapping only briefly (6) TASER* + Z
FOX (3) SoftFro Nov. 1, 2021, 8:16 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Loud bovine mammal (3) F + OX
ANY CLUE WITH THE CLEAVE MECHANIC FROM MTG Koala Nov. 2, 2021, 6:17 p.m. Deusovi 『「B[e inc]」o「[n]」』v『「[en]」』i『「[e]」n「[c]」e「[d]」 「[by] d[e]art[h]」, 「[which]」 』i『s』 『「mar[ked by a]」』s『hy 「pl[e]a[sa]nt [ending]」 (』 0 『+f』o『u』r 『( 10 ) / (「[2*]」』5『)』 ) no removals:
> Be inconvenienced by dearth, which is marked by ashy pleasant ending (0 + four(10) / (2*5))

"Be inconvenienced by dearth" = def; "which is marked by" = transition from def to wp; "ashy" = WAN; "pleasant ending" = _T

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remove []:
> Bovine dart is marshy plant (0 + four(10) / (5))

Bovine = BULL; dart = RUSH; marshy plant = BULLRUSH

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remove 「」 (and []):
> ovine is shy (0 + four(10) / (5))

ddef SHEEPISH

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remove 『』 (and 「」, and []):
> vii s 0 or 10 (5)

S + EVEN
WARIO (5) bags Nov. 2, 2021, 8:17 p.m. dohz Republican in Iowa confused for Libertarian? (5) WA(R)IO*
GUY (3) Space_Kalak Nov. 3, 2021, 9:47 a.m. dohz Oddly gaudy dude (3) G_U_Y
ATARAXIA (8) dohz Nov. 4, 2021, 5:11 a.m. bags Cross through at Portugal–Spain border, showing calmness (8) def.: "calmness"
wordplay: X ("Cross") inside ("through") AT ("at") A RAIA ("Portugal–Spain border": portuguese name)
ANY CLUE WHOSE ANSWER IS THE NUMBER OF LETTERS IT CONTAINS (?) EricFox53 Nov. 4, 2021, 9:14 p.m. edderiofer Landowner's sixth envelope to couple (3) T(_W_)O = "couple"

The clue contains two letters: a landowner and the one in the envelope.
BLOCKHEAD (9) bags Nov. 5, 2021, 10:52 a.m. Neeerd Angrily choke bald idiot (9) (CHOKE+BALD)*
FLASK (5) dohz Nov. 6, 2021, 6:20 a.m. bags Thermos full, next to Alaska, passing over the border (5) def. "Thermos"
wordplay: F ("full", on a car's gas gauge) next to [a]LASK[a] ("Alaska", "passing over the border")
A-OK (1-2) bags Nov. 7, 2021, 11:27 a.m. Firetruck Karaoke bar is kosher (1-2) karAOKe
"Bar" as in a segment, like a bar in music
FLUX (4) Space_Kalak Nov. 8, 2021, 7 a.m. Firetruck Times, after virus, change (4) FLU + X (x=times like multiplication)
CHAOTIC (7) Cheshire Nov. 8, 2021, 1:07 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Regular layout with stylish borders all over the place (7) _A_O_T with CHIC around
COMPLETE (8) dohz Nov. 8, 2021, 7:26 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Finish race with a loss (8) COMPETE with L
TRYST (5) WoomyRogue Nov. 9, 2021, 6:37 a.m. wolf Attempt missionary, maybe! (5) TRY+ST &lit
ANY BIRD WITH ENUM (3) quatrevingtneuf Nov. 9, 2021, 1:25 p.m. bags Bird that can turn its head, and keep turning it, and turning it, and turning it, and tu—uh… uh-oh… um… uh… bird with its head broken off (3) OWL ("Bird that can turn its head, and keep turning it, and ...") = [f]OWL ("bird with its head broken off")

Sometimes it's about giving a fair, succinct, and unambiguous clue. Sometimes it's about sending a message
TIMBIEBS (8) AuthorialIntent Nov. 10, 2021, 9:42 a.m. Firetruck Queer confession interrupts best novel of horrors from Canada (8) BEST* (BEST novel) around I'M BI (queer confession)
AKKALA (6) WoomyRogue Nov. 11, 2021, 9:15 a.m. dohz Hyrule region’s king pinched by a koala, losing ring (6) A+(K)+K(-o)ALA
MST (3) Cheshire Nov. 11, 2021, 11:47 a.m. dohz Puzzler seen in Amsterdam (3) _MST_
OUTRÉ (5) Firetruck Nov. 11, 2021, 8:08 p.m. bags Alien is out and about (5) def. "Alien" (the adjective)
wordplay: OUT ("out") + RE ("about")
LULL (4) dohz Nov. 12, 2021, 4:31 a.m. bags Modern-day you transported into the 50s would be calm (4) def. "calm"
wordplay: U ("Modern-day 'you'": 'you' in textspeak) in ("transported into") L L L ("the 50s": Roman numerals)
GARBOLOGY (9) bags Nov. 12, 2021, 7:48 a.m. Firetruck By actress Greta's account, youth is one reason folks may be down in the dumps (9) GARBO (Greta Garbo) + LOG (account; by GARBO (is) LOG) + Y (youth)
JOHNSON (7) edderiofer Nov. 13, 2021, 9:18 a.m. Wriggler831 Dick Nixon's predecessor (7) Ddef
BIG TIME (3, 4) bags Nov. 14, 2021, 7:51 a.m. Wriggler831 Gabriel hit in a major way (3,4) ddef
TINIKLING (9) dohz Nov. 14, 2021, 3:30 p.m. bags Traditional dance going around India (9) def. "Traditional dance"
wordplay: TINKLING ("going") around I ("India": NATO phonetic alphabet)
TOBLERONE (9) WoomyRogue Nov. 15, 2021, 7:24 a.m. dohz To be “getting around”, left and right, one becomes a snack (9) TO+B(L)E+R+ONE

:flushed:
ANY CLUE WHERE ALL THE WORDS ARE THE SAME LENGTH AS THE ANSWER (?) TheNexinator Nov. 15, 2021, 1:04 p.m. mbingo Soup from wild west (4) def: "soup"; STEW*
NOIR (4) Firetruck Nov. 16, 2021, 8:12 a.m. dohz Evenly unholier and dark (4) _N_O_I_R
ABRAHAM VAN HELSING (7, 3, 7) bags Nov. 16, 2021, 9:30 a.m. Madmahogany A Biblical figure, an anarchist, an English doctor, a vampire hunter (7,3,7) Defn: a vampire hunter
ABRAHAM V AN (HELSING)*
English doctor = HELSING
an anarchist = V
A Biblical figure = ABRAHAM
CALIPER (7) WoomyRogue Nov. 17, 2021, 7:46 a.m. Wriggler831 In physical, I permit body fat measurer (7) defn: body fat measurer
wp: (in:hidden) physiCAL I PERmit
SPIT (4) Space_Kalak Nov. 17, 2021, 7:58 a.m. Wriggler831 Rotisserie leans backwards (4) defn: rotisserie
wp: leans=TIPS backwards
ANY CLUE WHICH IS A PANGRAM (?) TheNexinator Nov. 17, 2021, 1:41 p.m. Madmahogany ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ? A list, perhaps, having all basic English term originators (8) ALPHABET
Acrostic
A L_ P_ H_ A_ B_ E_ T_
AUTHORITARIAN (13) Wriggler831 Nov. 18, 2021, 8:38 a.m. bags Write song about clown, center-of-attention dictator (13) def. "dictator"
wordplay: AUTHOR ("Write") ARIA ("song") surrounding ("about") IT ("clown": from the Stephen King novel) + N ("center of [atte]N[tion]")
ROMANIA (7) bags Nov. 19, 2021, 11:07 a.m. WoomyRogue Country of Oman surrounded by foul air (7) R(OMAN)IA*
BETAVEROS (9) Cheshire Nov. 19, 2021, 12:38 p.m. AuLeaf Hybrid beast taking over puzzling! (9) BETA(VERO*)S*
DEUSOVI/FUNGO (7 OR 5) summitwei Nov. 20, 2021, 8:31 a.m. AuLeaf Limitless movie passes dealer, primarily, replacing "Bandana" content with intergovernmental cooperation founded by France & Italy, et al., and the solution is yesterday's birthday boy! (5 or 7) movie unlimited passes dealer, primarily: FANDANGO
replacing (-b)ANDAN(-a) with U.N.
and the solution is: linkphrase
yesterday's birthday boy: F(andan->UN)GO

movie unlimited: (-m)OVI(-e)
passes: goes after
dealer, primarily: D_
replacing bandana content with intergov. coop. founded by France, Italy, et al.: (-b)ANDAN(-a)->E.U.
and: AND
the solution is: ANS (puzzle parlance)
D+([and+an]->EU)S + _OVI_
PETTIFOG (8) Firetruck Nov. 20, 2021, 2:34 p.m. Firetruck Carp and frog that isn't right jumping over household animal...it's all coming back (8) Carp=def
FROG - R (isn't right) after PET + IT<
MORTGAGE (8) Space_Kalak Nov. 21, 2021, 8:27 a.m. Firetruck Nice death interrupted by joke that feels like it takes a lifetime (8) MORT(GAG)E
FIVE (4) dohz Nov. 21, 2021, 9:01 a.m. TheNexinator Number 4 in 26 (4) IV in Fe
Also (kinda) F + I + V + E
HAND TURKEY (4, 6) bags Nov. 21, 2021, 8:33 p.m. AuLeaf Toss results out, essentially, and return primary clue for outlined holiday icon (4,6) H AND T + (-o)U(-t) + R_ + KEY
holiday is not :christmas:
ASPHALT (7) dohz Nov. 23, 2021, 3:10 p.m. pete Road surface causing a snake to come to a stop (7) A snake (asp) in front of stop (halt) and asphalt makes up a road surface
DOUGHS (6) Cheshire Nov. 24, 2021, 11:09 a.m. bags Uncivilized man’s remarks about what another uncivilized man would say (they get heated!) (6) def. "They get heated" (in the oven)
wordplay: D'OHS ("Uncivilized man's remarks": ref. Homer Simpson) surrounding ("about") UG ("what another uncivilized man would say": a caveman)
PHOOEY (6) bags Nov. 24, 2021, 1:48 p.m. Firetruck Soup order: eye, head, and neck of rats (6) PHO (soup) + O (order in taxonomy) + EY (head and neck of EYE)
Rats = def
CRANBERRY (9) Firetruck Nov. 25, 2021, 3:23 p.m. dohz Shout about mixing barren flavor of Sprite (9) CR(ANBERR*)Y
…alternatively, C(RANBER*)RY
JOMAN (5) Space_Kalak Nov. 25, 2021, 3:53 p.m. bags Puzzler from Rome initially hooked? (5) def. "Puzzler"
wordplay: ROMAN ("from Rome"), with first letter turned into a J ("initially 'hook'ed": J looks like a hook (+? for iffiness))
SONDHEIM (8) SoftFro Nov. 26, 2021, 2:39 p.m. Exalted Composer of one of the Nine Realms, for example, below grassy soil containing nitrogen (8) SO(N)D("grassy soil containing nitrogen")+HEIM("one of the Nine Realms, for example, below [the previous bit]")
PENZO (5) Cheshire Nov. 26, 2021, 2:47 p.m. summitwei Puzzler's fraudulent scheme turns ones into zeroes and zeroes into 250s (5) P(O->E)NZ(I->O)
i don't actually know why 250 means E but it shows up on some list of cryptic abbreviations
LIGMA (5) bags Nov. 27, 2021, 4:31 p.m. dohz Gmail circulated made-up disease (5) LIGMA*
CARAMBOLA (9) dohz Nov. 27, 2021, 7:05 p.m. dohz Kind of fruit found in Pacific Asia / Central America, ultimately! _C+_A+(RAMBO)+_L+_A
&lit

Kind of fruit = RAMBO, as in the apple cultivar
SPLURGE (7) dohz Nov. 29, 2021, 8:11 p.m. Firetruck Vinyl albums return: want to treat yourself? (7) LPS< + URGE
WOW (3) bags Nov. 29, 2021, 11:04 p.m. dohz OH MY GOD, MOM’S GONNA FLIP (3) “MOM” vertical flip

def = OH MY GOD, as in the expression of surprise
OH NO (2 2) pete Nov. 30, 2021, 1:26 a.m. bags John Oliver shows? Dear God! (2, 2) hidden in [j]OHN O[liver] (“shows”) = “Dear God!”
RUCK SACK (4, 4) GhostSalt Nov. 30, 2021, 1:58 a.m. Firetruck Spooner's way to store vacuum cleaners or way to carry vacuum cleaners around, if they are small enough? (8) rucksack
SUCK RACK
PROGRAM (7) AuthorialIntent Nov. 30, 2021, 9:06 a.m. AuthorialIntent Platform supporting a certain weight? (7) PRO GRAM
CAVES (5) Space_Kalak Nov. 30, 2021, 9:25 a.m. Firetruck Throws the towel in holes (5) ddef (throws in the towel=to give up or to cave)
CLIFFS (6) Koala Nov. 30, 2021, 9:27 a.m. Space_Kalak Kind of rock features Mr Richards? (6) def; geological and singer Cliff Richard(s)
KACHINA (7) EricFox53 Dec. 1, 2021, 4:16 p.m. Madmahogany Potassium and 50% bleach in a spirit (7) K bleACH IN A
Defn: spirit
TWITCH (6) bags Dec. 2, 2021, 9:11 a.m. calica Start of the witch streaming video (6) T (start of "the")+WITCH = streaming video on twitch.tv
REPRISE (7) dohz Dec. 2, 2021, 5:55 p.m. Exalted Advance in business after sales employee's repeat performance (7) RISE("advance in business") after REP("sales employee")
DELIRIUM (8) WoomyRogue Dec. 2, 2021, 6:20 p.m. bags Shop selling meat and liquor putting India in frenzy (8) def. "frenzy"
wordplay: DELI ("Shop selling meat") + RUM ("liquor") containing I ("putting India in": NATO phonetic alphabet)
HE SHOOTS, HE SCORES (2, 6, 2, 6) bags Dec. 4, 2021, 9:24 a.m. GhostSalt The commentator says she chooses others, confusingly! (2, 6, 2, 6) def = The commentator says (HE SHOOTS, HE SCORES is something that football commentators stereotypically say)

she chooses others = Anagram of HE SHOOTS HE SCORES
confusingly! = Anagram indicator
EMBARK (6) dohz Dec. 5, 2021, 8:12 a.m. GhostSalt Get on a boat or ark after 60% ember (6) def = Get on a boat
60% ember = EMB
ark after = EMB ARK
HOME FREE (4, 4) bags Dec. 6, 2021, 9:30 a.m. Firetruck A clear path to a realtor's nightmare? (4 4) HOME FREE def and sorta cryptic def kinda (realtors hate it when you use this one weird trick - giving your home away for free!)
SILPH (5) Firetruck Dec. 7, 2021, 12:17 p.m. dohz 51’s returning puzzle hunt, primarily! (5) (SIL<)+(P_+H_)

&lit
n.b. silph puzzle hunt is hosted by a team of people, of whom level 51 is a member
BURNOUT (7) Space_Kalak Dec. 7, 2021, 1:38 p.m. dohz For the reverend, acquire match to produce destructive fire (7) “earn bout” spoonerism

def is maybe questionable, though it’s the first one on dictionary.com
SOFTFRO (7) calica Dec. 8, 2021, 8:54 a.m. Firetruck Math balladist voiced away (7) https://sites.math.washington.edu/~ostroff/songs.html
SOFT (voiced as in a consonant) + FRO (as in to and fro=away)
S-TIER (1-4) bags Dec. 8, 2021, 9:35 a.m. Firetruck Top tries to spin (1-4) TRIES*
CROQUIS (7) dohz Dec. 9, 2021, 9:12 a.m. dohz Sketch is scratchy, stressed differently (7) “croaky”…homophone? but you change which syllable is stressed
SNICKERDOODLE (13) Firetruck Dec. 9, 2021, 12:54 p.m. bags Cookie stealer enters beginning of sweepstake drawing (13) def. "Cookie"
wordplay: NICKER ("stealer") inside of ("enters") S ("beginning of S[weepstake]") DOODLE ("drawing")
LAUNDER (7) WoomyRogue Dec. 10, 2021, 11:05 a.m. dohz Clean uranium kept in space probe (7) LA(U)NDER
WRAPPING (8) Space_Kalak Dec. 10, 2021, 11:09 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Finishing by dropping bars for the audience (8) hom. RAPPING
VAPE PEN (4. 3) bags Dec. 11, 2021, 10:42 a.m. Firetruck Skunk entered vehicle, and you can hardly smell it (4 3) VA(PEPE)N (Pepe le Pew)
PHENOMIST (9) Cheshire Dec. 11, 2021, 11:23 a.m.
FIGMENT (7) dohz Dec. 11, 2021, 10:55 p.m. Firetruck Fancy tailor hoards suits (7) Fancy = def (flight of fancy eg)
Suits = GMEN
tailor = FIT
FI(GMEN)T
STAR RATS (4, 4) Space_Kalak Dec. 13, 2021, 10:46 a.m.
LMAO (4) OR (1, 1, 1, 1) bags Dec. 13, 2021, 10:58 a.m. Firetruck Lady meets chairman that's rich (4) L + MAO (that's rich = def)
GYOZA (5) dohz Dec. 14, 2021, 12:04 a.m. bags Japanese dish, and German/Italian dish directly after?? What's happening?? (5) def. "Japanese dish"
wordplay: G ("German") + ZA ("Italian dish": pizza) following ("directly after") YO ("What's happening")
LE FISHE (2,5) WoomyRogue Dec. 15, 2021, 8:50 a.m. bags That woman is against life-changing meme (2, 5) def. "meme"
wordplay: SHE ("That woman") goes next to ("is against") LEFI ("life-changing": anagram of LIFE)
BROAD (5) Space_Kalak Dec. 15, 2021, 10:54 a.m. Firetruck Back street leads to the only side of the barn I can hit (5) B + ROAD
NEPAL (5) bags Dec. 15, 2021, 5:16 p.m. theduckmedic Turbulent plane brings you to Asian country (5) NEPAL*
ANY CLUE USING "REMEMBER THE NAME" LYRICS AS A LETTER SELECTION INDICATOR (?) SoftFro Dec. 15, 2021, 7:17 p.m.
INVALIDD (8) Cheshire Dec. 16, 2021, 10:58 a.m. WoomyRogue Puzzler attacked, almost ending divine lady (8) DIVIN(-e)LAD(-y)*
TAKE FIVE (4, 4) bags Dec. 18, 2021, 12:11 a.m. wolf Start of the fake, chaotic, leaderless jive; time out! (4, 4) T_+AKEF*+(-j)IVE
POGCHAMP (8) GhostSalt Dec. 18, 2021, 2:45 a.m. bags Upset Republican Party winner with enthusiastic statement from the youth (8) def. "enthusiastic statement from the youth"
wordplay: POG ("Upset" "Republican Party": reversal of GOP) + CHAMP ("winner")
WEREWOLF (8) Neeerd Dec. 18, 2021, 12:01 p.m. calica Had been with smooth motion backwards to a transforming monster (8) WERE + FLOW<
CHESHIRE (8) calica Dec. 18, 2021, 10:40 p.m. butterfreeeee1 Grinning cat is Guevara's employee (8) def = grinning cat (as in the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland)
guevara's = CHE'S
employee = HIRE
CHES+HIRE=CHESHIRE
ASPIRE (6) WoomyRogue Dec. 20, 2021, 7:36 a.m. Firetruck Reach for a mountain's peak (6) A + SPIRE (almost &lit)
MULTIVERSE (10) theduckmedic Dec. 20, 2021, 5:16 p.m. bags Beings controlling the time in quiet realm of existence (10) def. "realm of existence"
wordplay: LIVERS ("beings") surrounding the T in MUTE ("controlling" "the time in quiet")
STAUNCH (7) dohz Dec. 20, 2021, 8:21 p.m. Firetruck Station didn't have a crossing or stop (7) STA (station) + UNCH (unchecked in crossword construction parlance), stop as to staunch a flow
FLATLUIGI (9) Cheshire Dec. 20, 2021, 9:20 p.m. quatrevingtneuf Puzzler’s one who appears in Paper Mario (9) LUIGI, but FLAT
STONEHENGE (10) Space_Kalak Dec. 21, 2021, 10:24 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Reconstructed genes on the ancient structure (10) /GENESONTHE
SUS OR SUSPICIOUS (3 OR 10) Neeerd Dec. 21, 2021, 4:42 p.m. skaldskaparmal South American pigs (3) S+US (Sus is the genus of pigs)
RASPBERRY ALE (9, 3) calica Dec. 21, 2021, 9:07 p.m.
AUTUMN LEAVES (6, 6) Cheshire Dec. 23, 2021, 11:03 p.m. bags How, using nature, muddy ole lawn gets yellow and red? (6, 6) &lit: composite anagram
How using ("anagramming") NATURE MUDDY OLE LAWN gets YELLOW AND RED? "AUTUMN" leaves
i.e. if you anagram NATURE MUDDY OLE LAWN then remove AUTUMN, you get YELLOW AND RED.
GOLD LEAF (4, 4) bags Dec. 23, 2021, 11:05 p.m. Yazew Godfella misunderstood the meaning of litterless pig 4-4 Godfella = anagram ,misunderstood = indicator
Litterless pig = gilt = gold leaf
MERRY CHRISTMAS (5, 9) Space_Kalak Dec. 24, 2021, 3:06 a.m.
TWENTY-SIX OR 26 (6-3 OR 2) AuLeaf Dec. 24, 2021, 2:31 p.m. jatloe12345 third uneven square exceed one (2) Uneven square -> odd square, third odd square is 25 so 25+1=26
YULE LOG (4, 3) dohz Dec. 25, 2021, 7:39 p.m. Cheshire Sounds like you'll record something festive on TV! (4, 3) YULE (homophone) + LOG
FEAR (4) bags Dec. 26, 2021, 9:34 p.m. dohz Ear next to loud alarm (4) F+EAR
ZZXJOANW (8) dohz Dec. 28, 2021, 12:28 a.m. dohz According to hearsay, wood! (8) “shaw” homophone
&lit

the musical guide by rupert hughes purports that “zzxjoanw” is pronounced “shaw”, and defines it as, among other things, a fife, as in the woodwind instrument (or “wood” for short). a shaw is also a wood, as in a thicket.
DJMATHMAN (9) calica Dec. 28, 2021, 8:42 a.m. GhostSalt Musician Mike at hotel, man who likes Pokémon memes (9) Musician= DJ
Mike = M (NATO phonetic alphabet)
at = literal
hotel = H (NATO phonetic alphabet)
man = literal

def = who likes Pokémon memes (DJMATHMAN's profile picture is of a Mew/Mewtwo meme, at least at the time of writing)
CALQUE (6) Firetruck Dec. 28, 2021, 10:24 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Grammatical query surrounding questionable translation (6) *CAL QUE*
NEW YEAR'S EVE (3, 4'1, 3) bags Dec. 29, 2021, 10:02 a.m. Firetruck At sixes and sevens - seven drinks! Were ya drinking too much on a night of revelry? (3 4'1 3) SEVEN* around WEREYA*
CHAMPAGNE (9) Space_Kalak Dec. 29, 2021, 10:10 a.m. GhostSalt Winner Agnes loses last sparkling wine (9) Winner = CHAMP
Agnes loses last = AGNE

def = sparkling wine
URBANA (6) SoftFro Dec. 29, 2021, 10:12 a.m. Firetruck City's original banana had 50% less sodium (6) UR + BANANA - NA
VERKLEMPT (9) dohz Dec. 30, 2021, 5:57 a.m.
TCKMN (5) Cheshire Dec. 30, 2021, 10:02 a.m. calica Total compensation to a thousand heartless men is a puzzler (5) TC+K+MN
GREGORY (7) GhostSalt Dec. 30, 2021, 12:55 p.m. bags Headless ogre with violent man's name (7) def. "man's name"
wordplay: [o]GRE ("Headless" "ogre") + ("with") GORY ("violent")
PIZZA (5) bags Dec. 31, 2021, 5:39 p.m.
PICK UP LINES (4, 2, 5) pete Dec. 31, 2021, 5:43 p.m. skaldskaparmal Images capturing pink and blue bananas (no, actually not blue), predate human communication? (4, 2, 5) PICS around PINKBLUE* but without the B
Definition is "predate human communication" as in the communication before going on a date
JANUARY (7) Space_Kalak Dec. 31, 2021, 5:54 p.m. AuLeaf New Year's jaunt might be set this month! (7) anag. YEARSJAUNT could be JANUARYSET
PLOTZ (5) dohz Jan. 1, 2022, 6:11 a.m. dohz Drop plans over the phone (5) “plots” homophone
TWO (3) bags Jan. 3, 2022, 2:33 a.m. Wriggler831 Garden population excluding odd stewpot (3) defn: Garden population (Adam and Eve)
wp: sTeWpOt excluding odd letters
SERAI (5) dohz Jan. 3, 2022, 7:12 a.m. bags Caravansary is turning around time (5) def. "Caravansary"
wordplay: SI (IS, "turning") containing ("around") ERA ("time")
HI (2) Cheshire Jan. 3, 2022, 3:58 p.m. skaldskaparmal "What's up," verbally! (2) Homophone of "high" (which is what "up" is) &lit, since "What's up" and "hi" are both verbal greetings.
DISCORDANT ANT (10, 3 OR 13) calica Jan. 4, 2022, 4:07 a.m. Firetruck Way two workers met? After dance with puzzler (10,3) ANT + ANT (workers) after DISCO (dance) + RD (way=road)
YOLK (4) WoomyRogue Jan. 4, 2022, 11:13 a.m. dohz Oddly yellow mixture—a central component in cooking! (4) (Y_L_O_)*+_K_

&lit
DORD (4) dohz Jan. 5, 2022, 3:13 p.m. Firetruck New role playing system based on exclusive choices? That's not a thing (4) D OR D (vs D&D)
SIX (3) Space_Kalak Jan. 5, 2022, 3:14 p.m. dohz Nine’s rotation! (3) IX+S letter sequence rotation to S+IX

&lit
DOCTOR (6) bags Jan. 5, 2022, 3:57 p.m. calica Do a fancy X-ray or treat an injury (6) DO+CT (as in CT scan)+OR
EXORDIUM (8) Firetruck Jan. 6, 2022, 5:15 p.m. bags Fumbling our mixed introduction (8) anagram ("Fumbling") of OUR MIXED = "introduction"
BICKER (6) Wriggler831 Jan. 7, 2022, 4:10 a.m. WoomyRogue Argue about cyclist impaled by front of car (6) BI(C_)KER
PRIMER (6) WoomyRogue Jan. 7, 2022, 6:41 a.m. theduckmedic Appetizer is bottomless cut of beef without tail (6) PRIME R(-ib)
CIRCUMNAVIGATE (14) Space_Kalak Jan. 7, 2022, 3:18 p.m. bags Head around about 6 — or, maybe about... um... ... close to 7? (14) def. "Head around"
wordplay: CIRCA ("about") VI ("6") GATE ("or, maybe": logic gates) surrounding ("about") UM ("um") [seve]N ("close" to "7": close as in 'the play drew to a close')
COTILLION (9) dohz Jan. 7, 2022, 4:16 p.m. theduckmedic Number with a dancing couple! (9) OCTILLION with OC swapped &lit
(cotillion is a couples' dance)
ANY CLUE WHICH INCORPORATES THE NUMBER 100, 101, OR 102 (?) bags Jan. 7, 2022, 4:21 p.m. theduckmedic No no. I love to read aloud (3) def = Nobelium number, or 102
I = 1, love = 0, "to" = 2
:NOTLIKEDUCK: (11) wolf Jan. 8, 2022, 10:58 a.m. bags Hated sucky, poorly-cropped emoji (11) def. "emoji"
wordplay: NOT LIKED ("Hated", as in 'the movie is hated') [s]UCK[y] ("sucky", "poorly-cropped")
CAPTIOUS (8) Firetruck Jan. 9, 2022, 11:02 a.m. dohz Critical topic: USA Reconstruction (8) CAPTIOUS*
WALTZ (5) Space_Kalak Jan. 9, 2022, 3:22 p.m. dohz Disney’s articulated dance (5) “walt’s” homophone
WORDLE (6) theduckmedic Jan. 9, 2022, 3:49 p.m. bags I'm telling you, we're not smart enough for that new daily puzzle game (6) def. "that new daily puzzle game"
wordplay: homophone ("I'm telling you") of WE'RE DULL ("we're not smart enough")
ANY CLUE WHOSE WORDPLAY IS REVERSE LETTER BANK (?) dohz Jan. 9, 2022, 6:31 p.m. Firetruck Iconic bank need?! (4) COIN is a letter bank of ICONIC
ANY CLUE USING PALINDROME WORDPLAY (?) calica Jan. 9, 2022, 8:23 p.m. skaldskaparmal Exercise whichever way you like (4-2) >PULL-UP<
PIRATE (6) bags Jan. 10, 2022, 10:13 a.m. dohz Rob is quietly angry (6) P+IRATE
COPPER (6) jatloe12345 Jan. 10, 2022, 4:08 p.m. theduckmedic Brass constituent! (6) Brass as in the authorities (copper = police)
or copper is in the alloy brass
NORTH (5) Space_Kalak Jan. 11, 2022, 3:24 p.m. bags Disruptive thorn in the side for Abraham Lincoln (5) def. "the side for Abraham Lincoln" (ref. American Civil War)
wordplay: anagram of THORN ("Disruptive" "thorn")
FNORD (5) Firetruck Jan. 11, 2022, 3:32 p.m. dohz Stomach-turning leaf is a latent source of unease (5) F(NOR<)D
SAVOIR FAIRE (6, 5) dohz Jan. 11, 2022, 6:34 p.m. dohz I savor recycling and clean energy, demonstrating discretion (6, 5) SAVOIR*+FAIR+E

discretion = def
THE GREAT ESCAPER (3, 5, 7 OR 15) calica Jan. 12, 2022, 7:13 a.m. WoomyRogue Puzzler, in theater, decapitated ogre and paces about (3,5,7) THE((-o)GRE)AT(ESCAP*)ER
THE ABC'S (3, 3'1) bags Jan. 12, 2022, 4:41 p.m. dohz Batches of sorted letters! (3, 3’1) (THE ABC’S)*

&lit
NAIAD (5) WoomyRogue Jan. 12, 2022, 6:37 p.m. Firetruck Streamer Ian played back advertisement (5) Streamer=def (a naiad would live in a stream)
IAN< (played back) + AD
SPONTANEOUS (11) Wriggler831 Jan. 13, 2022, 9:53 a.m. bags Suspicious about inverse operation (including working on tan(e), not calculated) (11) def. "not calculated"
wordplay: SUS ("Suspicious") containing ("about") PO ("inverse" "operation": reversal of OP) containing ("including") ON + TAN(E) ("working" on "tan(e)")
S(P(ON TANE)O)US
BOUTIQUE (8) Space_Kalak Jan. 13, 2022, 3:29 p.m. Firetruck Shop for rumoured raspberry tree (8) Shop=def
Rumoured= homophone indicator
Raspberry="BOO"
Tree="TEAK"
Dollar sign intentionally omitted
KIRBY (5) dohz Jan. 13, 2022, 6:37 p.m. Firetruck Gourmand with white wine drink at hand (5) Gourmand = def (Kirby believes that to have discriminating taste, one must taste indiscriminately)
white wine drink = KIR https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kir
At hand = BY
CALL IN (4, 2) Firetruck Jan. 14, 2022, 7:51 a.m. 02C00000 Submit approximately every string without first solving? That's really good! (4, 2) Definition: submit, wordplay: c(irca) + all + in (string - s(olving) t(hats) r(eally) g(ood))
PENELOPE PITSTOP (8, 7) bags Jan. 14, 2022, 4:46 p.m.
DOPE (4) bags Jan. 16, 2022, 4:49 p.m. dohz Use performance-enhancing drugs and participate in gym? (4) ddef (DOPE / DO PE)
VOTELESS (8) Firetruck Jan. 16, 2022, 6:57 p.m. bags Excitedly solve set of my best clues (8) def. "of my best clues" (i.e. 'like my best clues'... ya bastards)
wordplay: anagram ("Excitedly") of SOLVE SET
VORPAL (6) dohz Jan. 16, 2022, 7:29 p.m. dohz Deadly victory (or, quietly, a loss) (6) V+OR+P+A+L
ESPERANTO (9) theduckmedic Jan. 16, 2022, 11:35 p.m. dohz Poets near-revolutionized language (9) ESPERANTO*
DRAGON (6) Marnix Jan. 17, 2022, 9:33 a.m. dohz Flying creature is aground, disoriented after up-chucking (6) DRAGON(-u)*
BOOKSPACE (9) Space_Kalak Jan. 17, 2022, 3:33 p.m. Firetruck Reserve relaxing getaway now where ||I might be able to hug Zappy|| (9) BOOK (reserve) + SPA (relaxing getaway) + CE (now, common era)
Def is related to MITMH 2022
PANCAKE (7) jatloe12345 Jan. 18, 2022, 1:15 p.m. Firetruck Plains crackle oddly with breakfast on a griddle (7) oddly=every other letter
PlAiNsCrAcKlE
CAPYBARA (8) Firetruck Jan. 18, 2022, 9:34 p.m. Timwi Limit admittance to keep out a rodent (8) CAP (limit) + Y (admittance in electronics) + BAR (to keep out) + A
SCRAP (5) dohz Jan. 19, 2022, 12:19 a.m. Firetruck Junk is garbage (5) Junk = def
Is = S ('S)
Garbage = CRAP
DONJON (6) WoomyRogue Jan. 19, 2022, 7:07 a.m. Firetruck Knight enrolled in fighting academy with new building (6) Knight=N in chess
Enrolled in=containment
Fighting academy =dojo
DO(N)JO + new=N
HOW ARE YOU? (3, 3, 3) bags Jan. 19, 2022, 10:14 p.m. WoomyRogue Initially opened online with energy in puzzler cypherhouse's greeting (3, 3, 3) Def: cypherhouse's greeting
Initially opened online = O_ O_
with energy (physics) = E
puzzler = HWARYU (how fitting!)
"in" insertion = H(O)WAR(E)Y(O)U

cypherhouse begins all his videos with "Hi, how are you?"
RUM (3) Space_Kalak Jan. 20, 2022, 1:46 p.m. madjaqk Recipe using molasses, originally! (3) "originally"=first letter indicator
&lit
FREE (4) jatloe12345 Jan. 20, 2022, 1:46 p.m. dohz Tree scratches roof after starting to fall on the house (4) F_+(-t)REE

on the house = def
IXNAY (5) dohz Jan. 21, 2022, 1:33 a.m. bags 9? No, 86! (5) def. "86" (as in 'to cancel')
wordplay: IX ("9": Roman numerals) NAY ("No")
CUTE MAGE (4, 4) calica Jan. 21, 2022, 8:38 a.m. dohz Silent prison for the reverend puzzler (4, 4) “mute cage” spoonerism
CAPUT (5) bags Jan. 21, 2022, 10:18 p.m. Timwi Rapper turned prominent member (5) CAPUT<
THIRTY (6) Space_Kalak Jan. 22, 2022, 1:50 p.m. theduckmedic Horny, wanting for a bit of something XXX (6) THIR(-s)TY
NOSH (4) dohz Jan. 23, 2022, 4:47 a.m. dohz Snack eaten by Merino sheep (4) _NO SH_
KLUTZ OR KLUTZY (5) OR (6) Firetruck Jan. 23, 2022, 7:58 a.m. Firetruck Dub was finale to sock hop (5) Dub = def (an inept person)
finale to sock = K
hop = lutz (a jump in figure skating)
RAGTIME (7) WoomyRogue Jan. 24, 2022, 6:34 a.m. dohz For the reverend, attach verse to music (7) “tag rhyme” spoonerism
MASTERMIND (10) Space_Kalak Jan. 24, 2022, 1:52 p.m. majickace Doctor hides a sin, burying a phrase close to heart that reveals the brains behind the operation (10) Doctor = MD
hides = container indicator
a sin = A SIN
burying ... close to heart = container in the middle
a phrase = TERM
that reveals = connector
the brains behind the operation = def

M(AS(TERM)IN)D
ANY CLUE WITH TWO DEFINITIONS, TWO ANSWERS, AND A SHARED WORDPLAY (?) (?) theduckmedic Jan. 24, 2022, 2:34 p.m. Firetruck Glowing pan of strange, bizarre gems (7) (7) STRANGE*=garnets
BIZARRE*=brazier
PRESS F (5, 1) madjaqk Jan. 24, 2022, 4:01 p.m. theduckmedic Express forlorn heart! (5, 1) _PRESS F_ &lit
You press f to grieve or show that you're sad
ANIMOSITY (9) majickace Jan. 24, 2022, 7:04 p.m. Marnix Cartoon has nothing for finale, has a rest before start to years of hostility (9) def hostility; ANIM(E<>O) + SIT + Y
UWU (3) dohz Jan. 25, 2022, 8:05 a.m. bags Modern expression from universal language (3) def. "Modern expression"
wordplay: U ("universal": movie ratings) + WU ("language", variety of Chinese)
ANY CLUE THAT USES &, @, /, OR ^ AS AN INDICATOR (?) Marnix Jan. 25, 2022, 2:39 p.m. Firetruck cryptic.chamber.charlie@adderstongue.com:flower/brew (8) CATACOMB
def: cryptic chamber
charlie=C (nato) + AT (@) + A (adder's tongue) + COM + BLOOM - LOOM (flower / (slash) brew (loom))
ANY ONE-WORD BAND NAME (?) WoomyRogue Jan. 26, 2022, 7:06 a.m. Marnix Duo bassily croon (3) double def: LOW
REJOIN (6) Space_Kalak Jan. 26, 2022, 2:05 p.m. bags Concerning, blunt, curt retort (6) def. "retort"
wordplay: RE ("Concerning": i.e. 'on the subject of') JOIN[t] ("blunt": marijuana; "curt")
C'MON (1'3) bags Jan. 26, 2022, 5:44 p.m. Firetruck Don't be like that prisoner of tragic monogamy (1'3) Def: "don't be like that"
Prisoner of: hidden word indicator
tragiC MONogamy
FETCH (5) dohz Jan. 27, 2022, 8:10 a.m. bags Get some buffet chicken (5) def. "Get"
wordplay: hidden in ("some") [buf]FET CH[icken]
AUSTRALIAN OPEN (10, 4) Timwi Jan. 27, 2022, 8:01 p.m. climatebrad Slam part of a supernational complex (10, 4) (a supernational)*
ID CARD (2, 4) Marnix Jan. 28, 2022, 6:32 a.m. bags 1-down: "One that's driven to feel despair, primarily, with a bit of documentation (5)" (2, 4) whole clue: ID CARD
def. "a bit of documentation"
wordplay: I D ("1" "down") + CAR ("One that's driven") + ("to feel": i.e. 'to touch') D ("D[espair]", "primarily"); link "with"

inside clue: MOPED
def. "One that's driven"
wordplay: MOPE ("to feel despair, primarily") + ("with") D ("a bit of" "D[ocumentation]")
SCARLET (7) theduckmedic Jan. 28, 2022, 5:39 p.m. majickace Skin mark allowed to become kind of red (7) Skin mark = SCAR
allowed = LET
to become = connector
kind of red = def
TEN-FOUR (3-4) dohz Jan. 29, 2022, 8:07 p.m. noneuclidean Understood bad fortune (3-4) def: understoof
wordplay: FORTUNE*
TAX (3) bags Jan. 29, 2022, 9:51 p.m. Timwi Texas has a debt to pay (3) Texas=TX has(contains) A
T(A)X = debt to pay
TIGER (5) Space_Kalak Jan. 30, 2022, 3:06 a.m. bags African country has time for new animal (5) def. "animal"
wordplay: NIGER ("African country") has T instead of N ("has time for new")
OUROBOROS (9) DcWithFiveOnes Jan. 30, 2022, 5:45 p.m. Marnix Symbolic snake you rob or ostensibly plunder (9) _OU ROB OR OS_
def = ancient snake symbol
"plunder" indicates hidden word
FLACON (6) WoomyRogue Jan. 31, 2022, 10 a.m. Timwi Where to put perfume seal back on (6) Def.: Where to put perfume
(FLAC)<+ON
“calf” is the young of a seal (among other animals)
BUFFALO (7) dohz Jan. 31, 2022, 8:14 p.m. Tortoise Partly rebuff a loud word notably uttered eight times in a row (7) Wordplay: Hidden in reBUFF A LOud
Def: refers to the sentence "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo."
TAKE A BREATHER (4, 1, 8) bags Feb. 1, 2022, 1:08 a.m. noneuclidean Sit down to start a lousy break and polish off an unfinished sandwich (4, 1, 8) def: Sit down
to start = T_
a = A
lousy break = KEABR*
polish off = EAT
an unfinished sandwich = HER(-o)
FEBRUARY (8) Space_Kalak Feb. 1, 2022, 3:10 a.m. bags Month of year spent with ur bf? (8) def. "Month"; link "of"
wordplay: anagram of YEAR UR BF ("YEAR 'spent' with UR BF": 'spent' as in 'tired, exhausted')
LOVERS (6) Firetruck Feb. 1, 2022, 11:15 a.m. dohz Left-overs for fans (6) L+OVERS
REVEAL (6) Marnix Feb. 1, 2022, 4:24 p.m. bags Unveil through flipping a lever (6) def. "Unveil", link "through"
wordplay: anagram of A LEVER ("flipping": i.e. 'freaking out')
BREAKING BAD (8, 3) theduckmedic Feb. 1, 2022, 5:46 p.m. theduckmedic Having a meal without referring to Gilligan's TV show (8, 3) BREAKING B(-re)AD
(Breaking Bad is created by showrunner Vince Gilligan)
ENCHANTMENT (11) biocuriousgeorgie Feb. 2, 2022, 6:20 a.m. Tortoise Delight in restructuring MachTen with some redundancies (11) Delight = definition
restructuring MachTen with some redundancies = letter bank of MachTen (use only the letters of the shorter word with repetitions to make a longer word)
PITY (4) dohz Feb. 2, 2022, 8:19 p.m. dohz Feel bad, or lean back and finally enjoy? (4) PIT<+_Y
WHATEVS (7) bags Feb. 3, 2022, 1:11 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Puffed wheat, cored vegetables; either is fine (7) /WHEAT + V_S = either is fine
BORDER (6) Space_Kalak Feb. 3, 2022, 3:15 a.m. dohz Neighbor and tenant in conversation (6) “boarder” homophone
TRENCHCOAT (10) short_c1rcuit Feb. 3, 2022, 6:23 a.m. dohz Encroach awkwardly into middle of fitted garment (10) _T(RENCHCOA*)T_
SPACE CADET (5, 5) biocuriousgeorgie Feb. 4, 2022, 7:28 a.m. dohz Computer game expert acted irritated after shoving past beginners (5, 5) (S_+P_)+(ACE+CADET*)
SNOWSTORM OR SNOW STORM (9 OR 4, 5) Marnix Feb. 4, 2022, 11:42 a.m. noneuclidean Latest in news feed covering new worst blizzard (9) def: blizzard

latest in news = _S
feed = NOM (as in eat)
covering = [containment indicator]
new worst = WORST*

SNO(WSTOR*)M
SPRUCE (6) dohz Feb. 5, 2022, 1:37 a.m. Timwi Elegant safety first pioneered by Rugby Union legend needing no introduction (6) Def: elegant
Safety: S
First pioneered: P_
(By: next to)
Rugby Union: RU
Legend: ACE, needing no introduction: _CE
S+P_+RU+_CE
FALLOUT (7) Space_Kalak Feb. 5, 2022, 3:18 a.m. noneuclidean Fail to complete a video game (7) def: a video game

fail = F
complete = ALLOUT (as in all-out effort)
ADJACENT (8) majickace Feb. 5, 2022, 11:37 a.m. biocuriousgeorgie Next to a music player, a penny (8) A+DJ+A+CENT
ONE (3), THEN TWO (3), THEN THREE (5), THEN FOUR (4), ETC. bags Feb. 5, 2022, 1:13 p.m. Tortoise One factor of 18 is 9 (3) is = s ('s)
9 = IX
One factor of 18 = def
SCREE (5) Firetruck Feb. 6, 2022, 8:56 a.m. dohz Slippery slope argument falling short (5) SCREE(-d)
DR. NO (2. 2) theduckmedic Feb. 6, 2022, 10:56 a.m. bags Bond villain pulling a U-ie on road (2. 2) def. "Bond villain"
wordplay: reversal of ON RD ("pulling a U-ie", "on road")
also contains a string of all 5 vowels: ...ing {A U-IE O}n... (not actually relevant to the clue, but neat, right?)
BOGART (6) dohz Feb. 7, 2022, 1:47 a.m. dohz Machine to steal fish and hog (6) BO(GAR)T
TWEED (5) Space_Kalak Feb. 7, 2022, 3:22 a.m. Firetruck Cute dress source? (5) TWEE + D(ress) (source of dress)
MECHANICAL BULL (10, 4) bags Feb. 7, 2022, 8:38 p.m. AuthorialIntent Mull over broken cable chain for bucking machine (10, 4) M(ECHANICALB)*ULL
UNIVERSE (8) majickace Feb. 7, 2022, 9:23 p.m. Firetruck All like a poem that's not epic? (8) Ddef: all=universe, like a poem that's not wpi=uni-verse, it's only got one verse.
ANY CLUE THAT STARTS WITH "MACHINE TO STEAL" (?) Marnix Feb. 8, 2022, 9:36 a.m. Firetruck Machine to steal every vote (6) BALLOT (B(ALL)OT)
Vote=def
BOT=machine
Every=ALL
COUGAR (6) Firetruck Feb. 8, 2022, 1:04 p.m. Firetruck Maybe Stacy's mom and cousin threw out bad fish? (6) Def: maybe Stacy's mom (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZLfasMPOU4)
COUSIN - SIN (bad) + GAR (fish)
PICROSS (7) dohz Feb. 9, 2022, 1:54 a.m. bags Pretty mad about one puzzle (7) def. "puzzle"
wordplay: P ("pretty": text speak) CROSS ("mad") surrounding ("about") I ("one": Roman numerals)
WET (3) Space_Kalak Feb. 9, 2022, 3:24 a.m. dohz Stewpot keeping back moisture (3) (_WET_)<
MINISTER (8) GhostSalt Feb. 9, 2022, 11:50 a.m. dohz Essentially, Shaymin is terrible as head of department (8) _MIN IS TER_
WATER (5) phenomist Feb. 9, 2022, 1:19 p.m. bags A wet fluid... right? (5) cheeky &lit; surface refers to the internet 'controversy' re whether water itself is wet
anagram of A WET ("fluid": adj.) + R ("right")
CHURRO (6) bags Feb. 10, 2022, 1:18 p.m. dohz Without stopping, rush into company for fried pastry (6) C(HURR(-y))O
ANY CLUE WITH A WORD USED MULTIPLE TIMES (?) noneuclidean Feb. 10, 2022, 4:52 p.m. noneuclidean Mutated genes came from revolution of the French the French the French (7) def: mutated genes

revolution of the French = LA<
the French = LE
the French = LES
AL< + LE + LES
ANY CLUE WITH 6 WORDS WITH INITIAL LETTERS C,A,T,L,O,E (?) jatloe12345 Feb. 10, 2022, 4:59 p.m. jatloe12345 Chained animal tried leveling overdone entity (6) CATLOE
Definition: Overdone entity
Wordplay: CAT+ tried leveling=level of effort=LOE=CATLOE
CUPID (5) Space_Kalak Feb. 11, 2022, 3:26 a.m. rpl Matchmaker fool having a change of heart of love for you, embodies a transcendental Greek character (5) def. Matchmaker

C(o->U)D: COD (“fool”), change center letter from O (“love” i.e. in tennis) to U (“you”)

CU(PI)D: embodies PI (“a transcendental Greek character")
SOULMATE (8) WoomyRogue Feb. 11, 2022, 6:21 a.m. GhostSalt Fate-bound partner is so full, ignores odds, confuses team! (8) .S.O.U.L + MATE
def = Fate-bound partner
ANY &LIT. CLUE THAT MAKES REFERENCE TO A WORK OF LIT![ERATURE] (EITHER IN WORDPLAY OR ANSWER) (?) rpl Feb. 11, 2022, 8:37 a.m. rpl ___, originally a book by the French, follows the French man losing Javert’s trail! (3 10) "originally A B(ook)": AB
"by": connector
"the French": LES
"follows"...
"the French": LES
“Man losing javerT’s trail”: MIS(t)ER

&lit. the central plot of LES MISERABLES
CARDIOLOGY (10) phenomist Feb. 11, 2022, 1:32 p.m. noneuclidean Matter of the heart is awfully racy, involving exchange where bit of arousal turns to love (10) def:Matter of the heart
awfully racy = RACY*
involving = [containment indicator]
exchange = DIALOG
where bit of arousal turns to love = A_ -> O

CAR(DI(A_->O)LOG)Y*
ABSCOND (7) dohz Feb. 12, 2022, 5:22 a.m. dohz Flee from bad, bad cons (7) ABSCOND*
COBALT (6) DiscordantAnt Feb. 12, 2022, 2:27 p.m. noneuclidean Tattered lab coat lacks a metallic element (6) def: metallic element

LABCO(-a)T*
(0) noneuclidean Feb. 13, 2022, 4:31 a.m. lydian (0) Definition:
Wordplay:
TE AMO (2, 3) AuthorialIntent Feb. 13, 2022, 9:57 a.m. Firetruck Something said in Madrid to companions with a ring? (2,3) TEAM (companions) + O (a ring)
Def: sort of the whole thing, but for you nitpicker people, "something said in Madrid" can be the definition
A CLUE THAT MUST SOLVE TO BOTH BENGALS AND RAMS, DEPENDING ON HOW WORDPLAY IS PARSED (7) AND (4) rpl Feb. 13, 2022, 10:01 a.m. bags Who's fighting for the highest title? Woman who's found in mountains (7/4) BENGALS
def. "Who's fighting for the highest title?"
wordplay: GAL ("Woman") inside BENS ("who's found in" "mountains")


RAMS
def. "who's found in mountains"
wordplay: RA ("Who's fighting for the highest title?": Royal Artillery, fighting for the Queen) + MS. ("Woman")
SUPERB (6) phenomist Feb. 13, 2022, 3:31 p.m. dohz Excellent for each aboard vessel (6) SU(PER)B
OWL (3) wolf Feb. 13, 2022, 3:33 p.m. Firetruck Knowledge embodiment?! (3) &lit: knOWLedge, owls as a symbol of knowledge/wisdom
FRACTURE (8) Space_Kalak Feb. 13, 2022, 3:33 p.m. dohz Break truth about Republican opening up real estate (8) F(R_)ACT+U+RE
HALFTIME OR HALF TIME (8 OR 4,4) Marnix Feb. 13, 2022, 8:54 p.m. noneuclidean That guy took back around fifty euros at the beginning of sports intermission (8) def: sports intermission

That guy = HIM
took = [containment indicator]
back = AFT
around = [containment indicator]
fifty = L
euros at the beginning = E_
of = [connector]

H(A(L)FT)IM + E_
BLEEP (5) dohz Feb. 14, 2022, 7:19 a.m. rpl Cover-up of terrible epidemic is censored in media (5) cover-up of "terriBLE EPidemic"

def. is censored in media
ANY CLUE THAT BEGINS "IN SOVIET RUSSIA..." (?) rpl Feb. 15, 2022, 10:46 a.m. noneuclidean In Soviet Russia there is support def: support
_T RUSS_
ANY CLUE THAT IS FORMATTED LIKE A "YO MAMA" JOKE (?) GhostSalt Feb. 15, 2022, 10:53 a.m. Botaku Yo mama so strewn, dawg initially confused her for a foggy drive (8,7) Answer: MOTORWAY MADNESS

dawg initially - D
confused - anagram
<yomamasostrewnd> - MOTORWAY MADNESS
a foggy drive - definition
FORK (4) bags Feb. 15, 2022, 1:15 p.m. dohz Branch supporting last bit of bark (4) FOR+_K
INTERROBANG (11) theduckmedic Feb. 16, 2022, 5:23 a.m. theduckmedic In the ends of text, use for part-probe, part-anger‽ (11) IN + texT usE foR + _ROB_ + ANG_
&lit
cheekily using ‽ instead of ! just for fun
FLUMMOX (7) dohz Feb. 16, 2022, 9:59 a.m. biocuriousgeorgie Baffle doofus after a failing grade (7) Baffle = def
F + LUMMOX
TRIMP OR TRIMPING (5 OR 8) WoomyRogue Feb. 16, 2022, 10:30 a.m. dohz Cut quietly and maneuver in a video game (5) TRIM+P
ANY GEOGRAPHICAL PLACE (?) ev3commander Feb. 16, 2022, 12:07 p.m. phenomist City was stylish before (7) CHIC+AGO
NOTA BENE (4, 4) phenomist Feb. 16, 2022, 12:13 p.m. rpl Pay attention to a lying American president?? Not in France. (4 4) def. Pay attention to

"a lying American president??" = NOT ABE
"Not in France" = NE
EUNICE (6) Space_Kalak Feb. 17, 2022, 10:50 a.m. Firetruck Bond pairs with this chick'n cordon bleu nicely (6) Def: Bond pairs with this chick (Eunice Gaylord is a Bond girl)
'N: connector
Cordon (v, inperative): instruct the reader to "cordon" or "rope off" a segment of blEU NICEly
THYMINE (7) rpl Feb. 17, 2022, 12:01 p.m. dohz Building block of life found in healthy minerals (7) _THY MINE_
ANY CLUE RESOLVING TO A PAST FREEFORM PROMPT (?) phenomist Feb. 18, 2022, 12:22 p.m. theduckmedic Every submission on this site is made of batsh*t lunacy energy (3 4) (ANY CLU)* + E = Every submission on this site

https://cryptics.jackbrounstein.com/contest/1274-any-clue
MODEL (5) biocuriousgeorgie Feb. 18, 2022, 12:22 p.m. Firetruck Former Red Sox player Vaughn to strike out with Paris Hilton or Tyra Banks (5) MO + DEL (to strike out in editing)
Def: Tyra Banks or Paris Hilton
PROCYON (7) Cheshire Feb. 18, 2022, 9:04 p.m. biocuriousgeorgie After favoring chipmunks initially, they finally live a level below a raccoon's family (7) After PRO, C_, _Y
Live = ON (e.g., on air)
A level below a raccoon's family = def
(level below family = genus, and raccoon's genus = Procyon)
SURNAME OF ANY U.S. PRESIDENT - NO REPEATED ANSWERS (?) rpl Feb. 19, 2022, 12:13 p.m. phenomist Poke a president (6) PIERCE ddef
CARING (6) bags Feb. 19, 2022, 2:12 p.m. dohz Oscar in garments to keep warm (6) _CAR IN G_
ANY ANAGRAMLESS CLUE WITH AN ANSWER THAT IS 15+ LETTERS LONG (?) noneuclidean Feb. 19, 2022, 11:28 p.m. rpl Wonderful song title, for one! (34) ddef. SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS
REIGN (5) dohz Feb. 20, 2022, 10:35 a.m. rpl "Empire's fall!" - they sang (5) homophone of RAIN ("fall")
def. "Empire"
DOUGH ZONE (5, 4) Firetruck Feb. 20, 2022, 11:21 a.m. bags Announced #1 personal restaurant (5, 4) def. "restaurant"
wordplay: Homophone ("Announced") of DOHZ OWN ("#1" "personal": dohz is the current cryptic contest champion at 200 wins; "personal" the adjective, as in 'my personal opinion')
LINTEL (6) WoomyRogue Feb. 20, 2022, 5:16 p.m. Botaku Support from artificial intelligence (6) support - definition
from - hidden word
artificiaL INTELligence
RETROGRADE (10) Space_Kalak Feb. 21, 2022, 11:08 a.m. biocuriousgeorgie An agile runner circling an exposed agora sent back the outcome, creating a spot of trouble for Mercury, perhaps? (10) An agile runner = DARTER, circling exposed aGORa, sent back = DAR(GOR)TER<
+ thE outcome
Creating = connector

A troublesome spot for Mercury, perhaps? = def (i.e., Mercury being in retrograde supposedly causes trouble)
ANY ICONIC DUO “X AND Y” E.G. “FISH AND CHIPS”, “TOM AND JERRY” ETC. (X, 3, Y) rpl Feb. 21, 2022, 1:09 p.m. rpl That is principal tragedy which follows central characters in Verona, with love cutting between feuding name, two juvenile delinquent leads’ rebellion, and cruel heart loss!! (5,3,6) IE = “That is”
T = “principal T_”
connector: “which follows”
RO = “central characters in veROna”
“with”: connector
ME(O)AN = “love” (O, as in tennis) “cutting between” [NAME]* (“feuding”)
DJ< = two “Juvenile Delinquent” leads’ rebellion
“and”: connector
U = “crUel heart”
L = “loss” abbrev.

&lit. Shakespeare’s ROMEO AND JULIET (double ! just for funs)
NUMBER ONE (6, 3) bags Feb. 21, 2022, 2:14 p.m. rpl Disheartened and upset Espeon hugs Umbreon cheerfully as a best friend (6,3) N__E< around ("hugs") [UMBER ON]* ("cheerfully")

def. "a best friend"
ANY CLUE FEATURING BOTH A SONG AND ITS ARTIST (?) coby Feb. 21, 2022, 2:44 p.m. coby Kanye's "Heartless" features fab fakery (7) KA(-n)Y(FAB)E
def = fakery
SPRAY (5) theduckmedic Feb. 22, 2022, 10:37 a.m. Firetruck Neutralize swallowing red pepper (5) Neutralize=SPAY, red=R, pepper=def
SP(R)AY
PROSPECT (8) phenomist Feb. 22, 2022, 11:08 a.m. bags View muscle under expert athlete's shirt (8) must be a down clue
def. "View" (noun)
wordplay: PEC ("muscle") under PRO'S ("expert athlete's") T ("shirt")
THE CHASE (3, 5) calica Feb. 23, 2022, 10 a.m. bags Cheetah's activity? (3, 5) &lit
'the chase' as in 'the sport of hunting'
wordplay: anagram of CHEETAH'S ("activity")
INDIRECT ANAGRAM (8,7) rpl Feb. 23, 2022, 1:27 p.m. rpl Trading American puzzles is something banned for many UK cryptic writers (8,7) [TRADING AMERICAN]* (“puzzles”) = INDIRECT ANAGRAM
def. something banned for many UK cryptic writers
INDIANA (7) dohz Feb. 23, 2022, 3:50 p.m. Firetruck Trendy princess is "in" (7) IN(trendy)+DIANA(princess)
Def=IN (state postal code)
ELDEN (5) Firetruck Feb. 23, 2022, 4:38 p.m. rpl Ring that’s destroyed in the Netherlands leads to the French Revolution (5) def. "Ring that’s destroyed"
“the Netherlands” = NED; “leads to” = concat. indicator; “the French” = LE; “Revolution” = reversal
(NED + LE)< = ELDEN
PLINTH (6) Marnix Feb. 24, 2022, 12:50 a.m. dohz Fiber found in measure of acid or base (6) P(LINT)H

base = def
ANY CLUE WITH ONLY MONOSYLLABIC WORDS AND A MONOSYLLABIC ANSWER (?) GhostSalt Feb. 24, 2022, 6:59 a.m. Botaku Car from glib, rough Ames (8) Car - definition
from - hidden word
gliB, ROUGH AMes
OLD HAT (3, 3) bags Feb. 25, 2022, 12:54 a.m. bags Dated awfully hot lad (3, 3) def. "Dated"
wordplay: anagram ("awfully") of HOT LAD
SIBELIUS (8) rpl Feb. 25, 2022, 2:59 p.m. Firetruck Composer, when decomposing is...is...blue! (8) ISISBLUE*
APROPOS (7) dohz Feb. 25, 2022, 4:33 p.m. Botaku Concerning contents of plea proposed (7) Concerning - definition
contents of - hidden word
pleA PROPOSed
ANY CLUE BUT THE WHOLE THING HAS TO BE IN THE FORM OF A POEM - IT DOESN'T HAVE TO RHYME BUT IT SHOULD BE RECOGNIZABLE AS A POETIC TRADITION (ANY) Firetruck Feb. 26, 2022, 5:37 p.m. theduckmedic "Against splitting: no breaking up, lossless erelong." // The cryptic setter owns a bit of doubt before // To a specific female in a song. /// The oft-unwritten silence clangour boasts, Along // with quietness as indicated in a score. // "Against splitting: no breaking up, lossless erelong." /// Four seasons' time evaporates from thirst or long; // A languid, energetic team's beginning four // To a specific female in a song. /// An ugly and decrepit woman leaves a throng // To overshadow neuroinformatics' core. // "Against splitting: no breaking up, lossless erelong." /// A woman chaste to whom the clothes of air belong, // The head of Aristophanes revolving or, // To a specific female in a song /// A paper pact to harbor secrets reddens wrong // A note of gratitude and debt, but me? Ignore. // "Against splitting: no breaking up, lossless erelong," // To a specific female in a song. (5, 5, 4, 3, 2, 5, 5, 3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 3, 6, 3, 6, 3) This is a villanelle by the way.

I'm just going to link a google doc with the explanation (and poem with nice line breaks)

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YpLNKP9pLKuNDAovtJG7tHmiI0TTYNQBSxuUv27nsNY/edit
ANY CLUE IN THE FORM OF A "L + RATIO +..." MEME (?) SoftFro Feb. 26, 2022, 7:45 p.m. SoftFro L + ratio + touch grass + some random guy + unfollowed + you fell off course (7) [L]: L
[ratio]: PI
[touch grass]: juxtapose with NUG (as in weed)
[some random guy unfollowed]: HE went first (un-followed)
[you fell off]: -U
[course]: def for HE+L+PI+N(-u)G
PONYSEW (7) calica Feb. 26, 2022, 9:59 p.m. Firetruck Said, "Little equines? Gross?"! (7) &lit
"PONIES? EW" homophone
Def: "To be honest, I have no interest in any kind of pony, not even the anime one."
SODA CAN (4, 3) bags Feb. 27, 2022, 3:40 a.m. bags Cover up a fire with piece of litter, maybe (4, 3) def. "piece of litter, maybe"
wordplay: SOD ("Cover up") A ("a") CAN ("fire": the verb); link "with"
MONGOOSE (8) Botaku Feb. 27, 2022, 1:08 p.m. bags Huge loser cutting wings off animal (8) def. "animal"
wordplay: MONGO ("Huge") [l]OSE[r] ("loser", "cutting wings off")
TAWDRY (6) dohz Feb. 27, 2022, 6:44 p.m. Firetruck Try eating a wood dress (6) T(A +WD (=abbv for wood))RY
Def = dress (in the sense of frippery (TAWDRY(n) )
OUTLOOK (7) WoomyRogue Feb. 28, 2022, 7:29 a.m. bags Microsoft software tool having been used after you entered agreement (7) def. "Microsoft software"
wordplay: TLOO (anagram of "TOOL" ("having been used")) after U ("you": textspeak) entered OK ("agreement")
O(U + TLOO*)K
ANY CLUE IN THE STYLE OF SONG LYRICS TO “WE DIDN’T START THE FIRE”, WHERE EACH ITEM REFERENCES A 21ST CENTURY EVENT. EXTRA CREDIT FOR RHYME SCHEME (?) rpl Feb. 28, 2022, 1 p.m. theduckmedic 🎵 Facebook, toxic pipes, containing a bit of hype, robot dogs and trackers: a Black Mirror tale 🎵 (9) META + L(H_)EAD

Metalhead is an episode of Black Mirror with robot dogs and intravenous trackers.
REPORT (6) Space_Kalak March 1, 2022, 12:11 a.m. noneuclidean Note: "VENT" is a button in Among Us def: a button in Among Us

Note = RE
Vent = PORT (as in an opening for the passage of steam, liquid, or gas)
SCRABBLE (8) theduckmedic March 1, 2022, 11:53 a.m. rpl First man is born in anagram tile game (8) "First man" = m; "born" abbrev. = B; "anagram" = SCRAMBLE
SCRA(m_->B)BLE = def. "tile game"
AND... SCENE! (3... 5) bags March 1, 2022, 10:12 p.m. bags Send Cena in a tussle and that's it! (3... 5) def. "that's it!"
wordplay: anagram of SEND CENA (*"in a tussle"; ref. wrestler John Cena); link "and"
PERUSE (6) dohz March 1, 2022, 11:20 p.m. bags Read an application (6) def. "Read"
wordplay: PER ("an": e.g. $15 an hour) USE ("application": noun)
ANY VARIATION OF PATIENCE/SOLITAIRE (?) WoomyRogue March 2, 2022, 10:12 a.m. dohz Web designer again falls back (6) SPIDER<

again falls = REDIPS
KUEBIKO (7) rpl March 2, 2022, 5:47 p.m. WoomyRogue Return to England with broken bike and hug a scarecrow (7) England = UK
Return to = reversal indicator -> KU
broken = anagram indicator -> KU+EBIK
hug = O (Like XOXO) KU+EBIK+O
Kuebiko is a Shinto deity that takes the form of a scarecrow
DISSONANTANT (12) AuthorialIntent March 2, 2022, 7:34 p.m. AuthorialIntent Dashing, it stands on an awesome puzzler (12) (IT STANDS ON AN)*
TRAMP (5) Space_Kalak March 3, 2022, 12:28 a.m. Botaku Lady's companion shackled by quiet rampage (5) Lady's companion - definition
shackled by - hidden word
quieT RAMPage
MAYBE (5) Marnix March 3, 2022, 11:56 p.m. Firetruck Perhaps Queen's man, perhaps bishop with rave enhancer, perhaps (5) Queen's man, perhaps=MAY (Brian May from Queen)
Bishop=B
Rave enhancer, perhaps = E (Ecstacy)
SPRIGATITO (10) bags March 4, 2022, 3:13 a.m. edderiofer New Pokemon: a talking frog, a bird, a duck (10) SPRIG + A TIT + O
SLEW (4) dohz March 4, 2022, 3:41 p.m. Botaku C.S.Lewis essentially killed (4) c.S.LEWis
essentially - hidden word
killed - definition
ANY BATMAN SUPERVILLAIN (?) rpl March 4, 2022, 5:50 p.m. dohz Outlaw and leader of evil! (4) BAN+E_

&lit
CLERIHEW (8) Firetruck March 4, 2022, 9:36 p.m. Tortoise Charlie Sheen / Leaves American township unseen / And with one cut / Makes four lines which, when you might expect them to be of similar length, are anything but (8) Charlie = C
Sheen = LUSTER
Leaves American township unseen = remove US + T
and with = positional indicator
one = I
cut = HEW
makes = link
four line, which ... anything but = definition of CLERIHEW
PROPRIOCEPTION (14) phenomist March 4, 2022, 10:51 p.m. Botaku Sense of epic proportion warped (14) Sense - definition
<EPICPROPORTION>
warped - anagram
THEY (4) Marnix March 6, 2022, 2:26 p.m. Firetruck People at place where it's said to be fun to be (4) Ddef (people, THE Y (ymca))
MAESTRO (7) bags March 6, 2022, 5:29 p.m. rpl Is French king captured by revolutionary leader? MA(EST+R.)O = def. "leader"
OISEAU rpl March 6, 2022, 6:13 p.m. Tortoise Tortoise authorizes hiding French hen, say (6) hidden in tortOISE AUthorizes
French hen, say = def
FLOCCINAUCINIHILIPILIFICATION (29) Anonymus25 March 6, 2022, 9:08 p.m. Firetruck :notlikeduck: (29) Ddef
ANY CLUE THAT USES A MATHEMATICAL SEQUENCE OTHER THAN EVENS/ODDS TO INDEX (?) theduckmedic March 7, 2022, 1:32 p.m. jatloe12345 Function of confused prime minister (4) SINE
Def: Function
Wordplay: Confused prime mINiStEr
Confused INSE -> SINE
STERN (5) dohz March 7, 2022, 4:24 p.m. Botaku Frowning in consternation (5) Frowning - def
in - hidden word
conSTERNation
EMACS (5) Space_Kalak March 8, 2022, 1:56 p.m. Tortoise Apple product embedded in everyone's text editor (5) Apple product = MAC
embedded in = inside
everyone = E (video game rating)
's = S
text editor = def
FOR ALL TIME (3,3,4) rpl March 8, 2022, 7:37 p.m. Firetruck Mortal life? Incorrect! (3 3 4) &lit
MORTALLIFE*
RAREBIT (7) Firetruck March 9, 2022, 1:26 p.m. fluff Cut off end of bread with cheddar edge melted above it! (7) <_R+AREB>+IT
*only works as a down clue
def: RAREBIT is a dish consisting of melted cheese on bread
“cut off end of bread” = BREA(-d)
“with” = connector
“cheddar edge” = _R
“melted” = anagram BREA+R
“above” = place above, as a down clue
“it” = IT
PLAUDIT (7) phenomist March 9, 2022, 1:43 p.m. Firetruck Applause! Applause from within the section in front of the stage (7) P(LAUD)IT
Applause meaning laud and also plaudit, the pit is the place where the pit orchestra plays
Weirdly LAUD and PLAUDIT seem to not have the same etymology at all!
CHAPARRAL (9) dohz March 9, 2022, 10:34 p.m. dohz Man on a railroad over a large shrubland (9) CHAP+A+RR+A+L
SPACEMAN (8) Space_Kalak March 10, 2022, 2:02 p.m. WoomyRogue Within reach: Best Male Astronaut (8) Reach = SPAN
"Within" = insertion indicator
Best = ACE
Male = abbv. M
Astronaut = defn.
SP(ACE+M)AN
HELLO THERE (5,5) rpl March 10, 2022, 7:59 p.m. Tortoise Introduction to Sartre's "other people" – other people at the end (5, 5) Introduction = def
Sartre's "other people" = HELL (from No Exit)
other = OTHER
people at the end = E
PLUNDER (7) WoomyRogue March 11, 2022, 5:55 a.m. Firetruck Booty's place: on the bottom (7) PL (place abbreviation) + UNDER (on the bottom)
Def=booty (plunder as a noun)
ANY CLUE OF THE FORM "IN WHICH [STH HAPPENS]" (?) Botaku March 11, 2022, 11:54 a.m. Botaku In which a ram beats an ape (7) HARAMBE

In - hidden word
whicH A RAM BEats
an ape - definition
PARLEYVOO (9) dohz March 11, 2022, 11:14 p.m. Botaku YOLO vaper's gibberish French talk (9) (YOLOVAPER)*
gibberish - anagram
French talk - definition
CIRCLE (6) Space_Kalak March 12, 2022, 2:06 p.m. Tortoise Michael Crichton returned, penning prequel to "Sphere"? (6) Michael Crichton returned, penning = hidden reversed in michaEL CRIChton
prequel to Sphere? = definition
GET A LIFE (3,1,4) rpl March 13, 2022, 10:32 a.m. Botaku In Turing et al., I felt a call to action (3,1,4) in - hidden word
turinG ET AL I FElt
a call to action - def
LIFETIME (8) DiscordantAnt March 13, 2022, 3:32 p.m. rpl Transmit corrupted file back for days (8) (EMIT + EFIL*)< = def. "days"
VASISTAS (8) edderiofer March 13, 2022, 9:16 p.m. edderiofer Panes, as in panoramas (8) V(AS)ISTAS
INIMITABLE (10) phenomist March 13, 2022, 9:28 p.m. rpl Unique and stylish, I'm willing to collect it (10) IN (stylish) + IM(IT)ABLE = def. "unique"
MATCHLESS (9) Firetruck March 13, 2022, 9:40 p.m. rpl Best in class meth chemistry (9) CLASS METH* = def. "Best"
RATIO (5) dohz March 14, 2022, 12:26 a.m. dohz Own someone on Twitter via endless discourse (5) (-o)RATIO(-n)
LANCE (5) Space_Kalak March 15, 2022, 1:23 a.m. dohz Surgical tool found at back of ambulance (5) _LANCE
ET TU (2,2) rpl March 15, 2022, 10:45 a.m. Firetruck Brutal remark from pet turtle (2 2) pET TUrtle
RECKON (6) dohz March 16, 2022, 12:30 a.m. WoomyRogue Look upon king in surveillance (6) Look upon = Defn.
king = K
surveillance = RECON
in = insertion indicator
REC(K)ON
SPINDLE (7) WoomyRogue March 16, 2022, 9:51 a.m.
OVERDUE (7) Marnix March 16, 2022, 5:34 p.m. Botaku Moving north from Verdun, flanked by one late arrival (7) verdun flanked by one - ONVERDUNE
moving north from - bits and pieces, remove the Ns
late arrival - def
EARLY (5) Firetruck March 16, 2022, 5:43 p.m. theduckmedic Not modern, like a British aristocrat? (5) punny ddef.
not modern = early
like a British aristocrat = EARL-Y
ROTOM (5) dohz March 18, 2022, 12:34 a.m. dohz Pokémon’s time in space (5) RO(T)OM
TARNISHED (9) Firetruck March 18, 2022, 5:45 p.m. Tortoise Broken-down train by storage structure lost its shine (9) broken-down train = TAERNI (anagram of TRAIN)
by = juxtaposition
storage structure = SHED
lost its shine = def.
DUMPSTER (8) bags March 20, 2022, 12:12 a.m. Tortoise Waste site identified by member of Parliament wearing long coat (8) Waste site = def
identified by = link
member of parliament = MP
wearing = inside
long coat = DUSTER
SVELTE (6) dohz March 20, 2022, 4:05 a.m. Botaku Soviet letter, oddly elegant (6) SoViEt LeTtEr
oddly - letters at odd positions
elegant - def
CONSEQUENCE (11) Botaku March 20, 2022, 4:58 a.m. rpl Meaning with I know what, Eleven needs no introduction in Spain (11) def: "Meaning"

wordplay: CON + SE + QUE + (-o)NCE (everything in Spanish)
BOLD (4) SoftFro March 20, 2022, 5:51 p.m. dohz Vivid blue and gray (4) B+OLD
ANY TITLE OF A SONG, WHEREIN THE CLUE MUST CONTAIN LYRICS FROM THAT SONG (?) rpl March 21, 2022, 6:59 a.m. Firetruck A little bit of Monica, a little bit of Monica, boys, a little bit of Monica, a little bit of Sandra, a little bit of you, front, one, five, a little bit of Erica, dance (5 2. 1) MAMBO NO. 5
Monica + monicA + Monica + Boys (B) + mOnica + saNdra + mOnica + Front + I (one) + V (five) + Erica

All words from the song
WES CRAVEN (3, 6) theduckmedic March 21, 2022, 8 a.m. Botaku Small charge interrupting snitch with stitches clipped, in turn writing Krueger (3,6) small charge - EV (electronvolt)
interrupting - container
snitch - NARC
with stitches - SEWN
clipped - last letter deletion
in turn - reversal
writing Krueger - def

(N(+EV)ARC+SEW(-N))<
EIGHTY-SIX (6-3) dohz March 22, 2022, 5:35 a.m. Botaku Chick Hicks' endless reign, even shitty engine drops straight away (6-3) Chick Hicks - def (character from Cars, a racecar bearing the number 86)
endless rEIGn
even sHiTtY
engine - STRAIGHT-SIX
drops STRAIGHT away
TORRENT (7) Firetruck March 22, 2022, 4:37 p.m. quatrevingtneuf To start to register, make a monthly payment for stream (7) TO + R* + RENT = stream
FORWARD (7) Space_Kalak March 24, 2022, 4:11 a.m. theduckmedic Brazen dwarf or rogue (7) Def = Brazen
FORWARD*
HAYWIRE (7) dohz March 24, 2022, 8:51 a.m. Tortoise New employee concealing wrong way to be out of control (7) new employee = HIRE
concealing = containing
wrong way = anagram of WAY
to be = link
out of control = def
GALOSH (6) AuthorialIntent March 25, 2022, 10:11 a.m. quatrevingtneuf Boot the internals up: oh, so laggy... (6) *H SO LAG*<
MOTHER (6) Space_Kalak March 26, 2022, 5:05 a.m. Tortoise Family member in the middle of chemotherapy (6) Family member = def
in the middle of chemotherapy = hidden in cheMOTHERapy
GREEN TEA OR BLACK TEA (5, 3 OR 5, 3) Marnix March 26, 2022, 10:32 a.m. Tortoise Teenager mixed a drink (5 3) Teenager mixed = anagram of TEENAGER
a drink = def
SPRING (6) theduckmedic March 26, 2022, 11:35 a.m. Tortoise Group of covert agents spent years to get source of water (6) Group of covert agents = SPY RING
spent = delete
years = Y
to get = link
source of water = def
VOW (3) dohz March 27, 2022, 6:16 p.m. noneuclidean Voltage that hurts produces swear words? (3) voltage = V
that hurts = OW

swear words? = VOW (as in wedding vows)
INDICATOR (9) WoomyRogue March 28, 2022, 7:31 a.m. Tortoise Tad ironic, using any old thing to mean an anagram?! (9) tad ironic = fodder
using any old thing to mean an anagram = anagram
(ironic) &lit
FINALE (6) theduckmedic March 28, 2022, 3:11 p.m. dpad Find Alex cut short at wrap-up. (6) FINd ALEx cut short(remove last letters) at [wrap-up].
HELICOPTER (10) dohz March 29, 2022, 6:24 p.m. Botaku The Police mixed up with Queen on flyer (10) <THEPOLICE>+R
mixed up - anagram
with - juxtaposition
Queen - R
on - link
flyer - definition
ONIGIRI (7) WoomyRogue March 30, 2022, 11:21 a.m. Tortoise Rice ball's mysterious origin: India? (7) Rice ball = def
's = link ([i]s)
mysterious origin = anagram of ORIGIN
India = I (NATO alphabet)
SOAP (4) bags March 31, 2022, 3:36 a.m. dohz Cleaner’s ring stuck in drain (4) S(O)AP
UPDOG (5) dohz March 31, 2022, 6:27 p.m. Botaku Shackled by demigod, punishing revolutionary for nothing much (5) shackled by - hidden word
demiGOD PUnishing
revolutionary - reversal
for - link
nothing much - def (as in "What is updog?" "Nothing much, [...]")
CODA (4) rpl March 31, 2022, 6:58 p.m. Tortoise Fish with a tail end (4) Fish = COD
with = juxtaposition
a = A
tail end = definition
PRANK (5) Space_Kalak April 1, 2022, 6:47 a.m. Botaku Some top-ranking trick (5) some - hidden word
toP-RANKing
trick - def
CREAM CHEESE (5, 6) theduckmedic April 1, 2022, 4:41 p.m. Tortoise Schmear spread all over the place! (5, 6) schmear spread all over the place = letter bank of SCHMEAR
&lit
CLOUDS (6) rpl April 2, 2022, 7:40 p.m. dpad Computer science is about noisy services like Azure and AWS. (6) Computer science = CS
About = containing
Noisy = LOUD
Services like Azure and AWS = def
INCORRIGIBLE (12) dohz April 2, 2022, 8:56 p.m. Botaku Broiling rice, stirring until hardened (12) <BROILINGRICE>

stirring - anagram
until - filler
hardened - def
RABBIT (6) Space_Kalak April 3, 2022, 11:27 a.m. theduckmedic Religious man, by gossip, is a prolific breeder (6) RABBI + T as in "spill the T"
LIAISON (7) WoomyRogue April 4, 2022, 7:26 a.m. dohz Hylia is one protecting Link (7) _LIA IS ON_
OSTRICH (7) bags April 5, 2022, 4:59 p.m. dohz O Christ! Crazed bird! (7) O+STRICH*

not an &lit
TICONDEROGA (11) theduckmedic April 5, 2022, 5:31 p.m. dpad New York fort before the German icon puts on a robe. (11) New York fort = def
before = placement
the German = DER
icon = ICON
puts on = inside
robe = TOGA
T(ICON+DER)OGA
HÉLOÏSE (7) rpl April 5, 2022, 6:47 p.m. Botaku All without "N or M?", Oscar behind wheel acutely steers, initially into oddly naïve woman of letters (7) all without N or M - delete all instances of N and M
Oscar - O
behind - juxtaposition
wheel acutely - HÉLM
steers initially - S
into - container
oddly NaÏvE
woman of letters - def

HÉL(-M)+O+(-N)Ï(+S)E
ENTERPRISE Botaku April 6, 2022, 9:15 a.m. Botaku Company to pern IT, seer evens the odds (10) company - def
to - link
evens, odds
pErNiTsEeR + PeRnItSeEr
BOONDOGGLE (10) WoomyRogue April 6, 2022, 9:48 a.m. dpad Artifice is a godsend to pup with broken leg. (10) [Artifice] is a godsend(BOON) to pup(DOG) with broken <LEG>.
APRON (5) Space_Kalak April 7, 2022, 1:54 a.m. Space_Kalak Skirt protector? (5) Triple Def, double duty:
Skirt, as in the edge of a boxing ring, golf green, or windowsill
Protector, like on an artillery cannon
Skirt protector, as in a baking apron
SONI (4) calica April 7, 2022, 9:59 a.m. AuLeaf Someone primarily taking off companions' handles, warping icons! (4) S_ + (-c_s)ONI* &lit
OVERMORROW (10) dpad April 7, 2022, 1:19 p.m. Botaku Uncover Morrowind gems two days later (10) uncOVER MORROWind
gems - hidden word
two days later - def
ANY CLUE THAT USES THE SAME DEFINITION AND WORDPLAY (?) jatloe12345 April 7, 2022, 6:16 p.m. Botaku The same definition and wordplay leads revolution, accepting European mortgage (6) WADSET

leads - initial letters
revolution - reversal
accepting - inclusion
European - E
mortgage - def
(TSDAW)< +E
BROADWAY (8) theduckmedic April 8, 2022, 8:22 a.m. Botaku Strong progress in theatre district (8) ddef
strong - BROAD (e.g. an accent)
progress - WAY (e.g. make one's way through sth)
in - link
theatre district - BROADWAY
TURTLE (6) bags April 8, 2022, 12:04 p.m. Botaku Cruel truth about components in drawer (6) cruEL TRUTh
about - reversal
components - hidden word
in - link
drawer - def (cursor that can be instructed to draw an image on the screen)
BLOOD PACT (5, 4) rpl April 8, 2022, 3:47 p.m. bags Symbolic induction leaving messy pool and scab, getting hint of discoloration on shirt (5, 4) &lit
S ("Symbolic" "induction") removed from ("leaving") BLOOPAC[s] (anagram: "messy" "POOL and SCAB"), containing D ("getting" "hint of discoloration") on T ("shirt")
BASMATI (7) Wriggler831 April 10, 2022, 8:25 a.m. bags Is Batman scratching bottom while stirring rice? (7) def. "rice"
wordplay: IS BATMA[n] ("Is Batman", "scratching bottom": without the last letter), when anagrammed ("while stirring")
CAPITAL (7) Space_Kalak April 10, 2022, 8:50 a.m. Botaku Recap: Italy includes Rome, say (7) reCAP ITALy
includes - hidden word
Rome, say - def
FOUR-LETTER WORD (4-6, 4) Botaku April 10, 2022, 10:54 a.m. dpad Loud lead-free dour mail item: "WotC dark foes flip like each term here." (4-6 4) Loud(F) lead-free{drop first letter} dOUR mail item(LETTER) WotC dark foes(DROW) flip{reverse} [like each term here]
OBVIATE (7) dohz April 10, 2022, 12:11 p.m. dohz Make something unnecessary and above it all wrong (7) OBVIATE*

Make something unnecessary = def
all wrong = anagram indicator
CONCERTO (8) rpl April 10, 2022, 8:32 p.m. bags Possible composition for cornet & co? (8) &lit (bit of a def. by example, reason for the ?)
wordplay: anagram ("Possible composition") for CORNET and CO
STAB (4) bags April 11, 2022, 1:04 a.m. dohz Thrust a blade, essentially! (4) _ST A B_

&lit
HADES (5) theduckmedic April 11, 2022, 12:43 p.m. dohz God of throwing shade (5) HADES*

why yes this wp is reused from another clue will that be a problem officer
SEA LION (3, 4) dohz April 12, 2022, 1:52 p.m. ev3commander Marine mammal near primarily icy ocean edges (3, 4) SEAL+I_+O_N &lit
GARBAGE (7) bags April 13, 2022, 1:45 p.m. Tortoise Essentially, rubbish in part of the house! (7) essentially, rubbish = B (middle letter of RUBBISH)
in = insertion
part of the house = GARAGE
def: &lit
COME ACROSS (4, 6) Space_Kalak April 13, 2022, 2:38 p.m. Tortoise Encounter some Oscar mix-up following introduction of CODA (4, 6) Encounter = def
some Oscar mix-up = anagram of SOME OSCAR
following = after
introduction of CODA = C
A CLUE THAT HAS A DIFFERENT ANSWER DEPENDING ON WHETHER AMERICAN OR BRITISH ENGLISH IS USED (?) rpl April 13, 2022, 7:20 p.m. dpad First floor's Tlingit roommate urgently crashed Kyle's van. (5) US:
First floor's = first letters
Tlingit Roommate Urgently Crashed Kyle's
[van]

UK:
First floor = the floor above ground = second letters
tLingit rOommate uRgently cRashed kYle's
[van]
SPIRIT LEVEL (6, 5) dohz April 15, 2022, 2:42 p.m. Botaku Vilest peril - broken measuring equipment (6,5) (VILESTPERIL)*
broken - anagram
measuring equipment - def
MF DOOM (2, 4) bags April 15, 2022, 3:08 p.m. EpicToast "Mm.. Food" mixer! (2, 4) MMFOOD*
help me find a better anagrind
ALBATROSS (9) dpad April 17, 2022, 12:51 p.m. dohz A club, ignoring the odds, sorta swings back and finally scores a three under par (9) A+_L_B+(ATROS<)+_S

a three under par = def
EASTER (6) Space_Kalak April 17, 2022, 1:54 p.m. bags Time for a bunny to be faster! *gluing an extra leg on the front* (6) def. "Time for a bunny"; link "to be"
wordplay: (F->E)ASTER ("faster", "gluing an extra leg on the front")
raise your hands, who else has tried gluing extra legs on rabbits to make them faster? 🙋‍♂️
CHARLIE PARKER (7, 6) bags April 18, 2022, 12:28 a.m. Tortoise Saxophonist in Burns' short fictional account -- one involved in a cutting session including head from "Ko-Ko" (7, 6) Saxophonist = def
Burns' short = CHAR(s)
fictional account = LIE
one involved in a cutting session = PARER
including = containing
head from "Ko-Ko" = K
N.B.: Parker is included in Ken Burns' documentary series "Jazz". A "cutting session" is a competitive jam session. "Ko-Ko" is a Charlie Parker composition; the "head" refers to the composed melody of a jazz tune.
ERROR (5) Space_Kalak April 20, 2022, 12:32 a.m. dohz Fear losing time to mistake (5) (-t)ERROR
CARBON (6) bags April 20, 2022, 12:58 a.m. Space_Kalak Cooked bacon result, primarily! (6) &lit;
anagram of BACON and R_ from result
Cooking bacon badly can quite often lead to becoming carbon!
UBE (3) dohz April 20, 2022, 1:50 p.m. FromAtoZany Tuber you should peel! (3) tUBEr
&lit
MCDONALD'S (9) bags April 22, 2022, 1:09 a.m. dpad Scold damn salad chain. (9) Scold damn=anagram fodder
salad={anagram}
chain=definition
CRAB LEG (4,3) WoomyRogue April 22, 2022, 6:43 a.m.
EMOJI (5) dohz April 22, 2022, 1:53 p.m. Botaku Eminem: O.J. is stuffing face on internet (5) eminEM O.J. Is
stuffing - hidden word
face on internet - def
DESSERT SPOONS (7,6) Botaku April 24, 2022, 9:51 a.m. Tortoise "Gin and Juice" rapper emphasized revolutionary silverware (7, 6) "Gin and Juice" rapper = SNOOP (Dogg)
emphasized = STRESSED
revolutionary = reversal
silverware = def
LYDIAN (6) calica April 24, 2022, 10:07 a.m. AuLeaf PC member Dylanamite cracked no meta (6) LYDIAN(-meta)*
VAMP (4) dohz April 24, 2022, 3:01 p.m. Tortoise Repeatedly play section with dominant chord on speaker (4) Repeatedly play section = def
with = link
dominant chord = V*
on = juxtaposition
speaker = AMP
*In music theory, chords are frequently labelled with Roman numerals, and the dominant chord is built on the fifth note of the scale.
PISTACHIO (9) bags April 25, 2022, 5:30 a.m. Botaku Drupe & Co. leaving sociopathic mess (9) drupe - def
& - link
leaving - deletion
mess - anagram
(SOCIOPATHIC)* - (CO)
GENTOO (6) rpl April 25, 2022, 8:59 a.m. dpad Regularly agree not to top Linux distribution. (6) Regularly = every other letter
aGrEe NoT tO tOp
Linux distribution = def
DOUBLE SIDED (6, 5) Kusane April 26, 2022, 4:56 a.m. skaldskaparmal Five hundred not right Russian bills recognized, having writing on the front and the back (6. 5) Five hundred = D (roman numerals)
not right = remove R
Russian bills = ROUBLES
recognized = IDED
making D+(-r)OUBLES+IDED = having writing on the front and the back
PERIPATETIC (11) Space_Kalak April 26, 2022, 9:32 a.m. Botaku Stirred precipitate travelling (11) stirred - anagram
(PRECIPITATE)*
travelling - def
HABANERO (8) dohz April 27, 2022, 7:03 a.m. dpad Spicy pepper and bad brains regularly eaten by hero. (8) Spicy pepper = definition
bAd BrAiNs regularly = ABAN
eaten by = contained in
HERO
H(ABAN)ERO
CRUCIBLE (8) Space_Kalak April 29, 2022, 6:43 a.m. Akumu Surface of copper Russian coin imprinted with one hundred and one dramatic witch hunts (8) def. "dramatic witch hunts," in reference to the Arthur Miller play, word play "surface of copper" = C, Russian coin = RUBLE, one hundred and one = CI, C+RU(CI)BLE
BUFFET (6) dohz April 30, 2022, 8:16 p.m. dpad Strike a psychic Pokémon after scratching its head a lot. (6) Strike - def
a psychic Pokémon - WOBBUFFET
scratching its head a lot - drop WOB
SMORGASBORD (11) Wriggler831 May 1, 2022, 8:14 a.m. dpad Mishmash of endless campfire treats and smoke oddly abhorred. (11) Mishmash - def
(of - connection)
endless campfire treats - SMORes
(and)
smoke - GAS
oddly abhorred - aBhOrReD
TRANSNISTRIA (12) Botaku May 1, 2022, 9:31 a.m. dpad Even out terrain using inset artisan breakaway state. (12) Even out - (drop evens)
TeRrAiN uSiNg InSeT aRtIsAn
breakaway state - def
FRITO (5) calica May 1, 2022, 6:30 p.m. Botaku Snack mistaken for it (5) snack - def
mistaken - anagram
(FORIT)*
PATHETIC (8) WoomyRogue May 2, 2022, 6:30 a.m. Botaku Papa, the Tic-Tac stuffing is deplorable! (8) paPA THE TICtac
stuffing - hidden word
is - link
deplorable - def
FOSSIL (6) dohz May 3, 2022, 12:11 a.m. dpad Borealis software reveals twisted relic. (6) boreaLIS SOFtware
reveals = hidden word
twisted = reversed
relic = definition
CINNAMON (8) Space_Kalak May 3, 2022, 9:38 a.m. Botaku Panic in 'Nam: onboarding prisoners to open-source UI (8) paniC IN NAM ONboarding
prisoners - hidden word
to - link
open-source UI - def
EGREGIOUS (9) rpl May 4, 2022, 2:12 p.m. dpad Like using any random phrase as an anagram indicator, e.g., "I grouse". &lit
Like using any random phrase as an anagram indicator - anagram indicator
EGIGROUSE - anagram fodder
ARCHIVE (7) dohz May 5, 2022, 7:38 a.m. dpad Gas plant storage. (7) Gas - AR (argon)
plant - CHIVE
storage - definition
PAPYRUS (7) DiscordantAnt May 5, 2022, 1:16 p.m. InvalidD Ancient document of short rest around fire with all energy depleted (7) PAUSE around PYRE with every E removed
FISHING (7) InvalidD May 6, 2022, 6:37 a.m. Tortoise Character from Genesis hiding in tree, trying to catch dinner? (7) Character from Genesis = SHIN (Hebrew letter)
hiding in = contained in
tree = fig
trying to catch dinner = def
ANY CLUE BEGINNING WITH "HARRY POTTER AND" (?) Botaku May 6, 2022, 9:55 a.m. skaldskaparmal Harry Potter And Weird Al's Epic Crag Adventure Finale (9) Epic = RAD
Crag = CLIFF
Adventure finale = _E
Harry Potter and (upcoming) Weird Al are played by (daniel) RADCLIFFE
TURIN (5) Space_Kalak May 7, 2022, 2:01 p.m. Tortoise Alan stops short, finding shroud site (5) Alan = TURING
stops short = curtailed
shroud site = def
TOPIARY (7) dpad May 7, 2022, 6:46 p.m. InvalidD Best fancy, airy shrub art (7) TOP+(AIRY)*
A CLUE THAT ONLY WORKS IF ONE ASCRIBES TO A WIDELY DEBUNKED CONSPIRACY THEORY (?) rpl May 7, 2022, 6:59 p.m. dpad Outstanding saint hosts pyramid builder. (7) Outstanding - def
saint - ST
hosts - {containing}
pyramid builder - ALIEN
ANY CLUE THAT HAS A DIFFERENT ANSWER BASED ON WHETHER IT'S AN ACROSS CLUE OR A DOWN CLUE (?) Botaku May 9, 2022, 10:48 a.m. rpl Orientation of chiefly anti-conservative party to orange leader over with Nazis, primarily (4 or 6) Orientation of chiefly anti-conservative party to orange leader over with Nazis, primarily (4 or 7)

def. = “Orientation” for both ACROSS and DOWN

DOWN clue
D(emocratic) = “Chiefly anti-conservative party”
“to” = concat. indicator
O_ = “orange leader”
“over” = vertical/down clue concat. indicator
W/ = “with” abbrev
N_ = “Nazis, primarily”

ACROSS clue
A_C_ = “Chiefly anti-conservative”
R(epublican) = “party to orange leader” i.e. Donald T****
O. = “over” (cricket abbrev)
SS = “Nazis, primarily”
BLESS (5) dohz May 9, 2022, 11:44 a.m. Tortoise Estow a enediction, like this? (5) "B-less" version of def "bestow a benediction"
AMORE (5) phenomist May 9, 2022, 11:50 a.m. Botaku When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie in a bustling Rome (5) when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie - def
in - link
bustling - anagram
A+(ROME)*
BANANA (6) Space_Kalak May 9, 2022, 2:09 p.m. Botaku Berry concealed by shrub: an anagram (6) berry - def
concealed by - hidden word
shruB AN ANAgram
DARKHOLD (8) rpl May 9, 2022, 8:15 p.m. Botaku Dead? Key of life swaps opening number for closing number in front of ancient castle in Forgotten Realms (8) dead - D
key of life - ANKH
opening number - N_
closing number - _R
in front of - juxtaposition
ancient - OLD
castle in Forgotten Realms - def
COURTESY (8) WoomyRogue May 10, 2022, 7:19 a.m. mbingo Mumbled Tortoise-esque pleasantry (8) def: "pleasantry"; "Curtis-y" homophone
SPACEMAN (8) Space_Kalak May 11, 2022, 2:13 p.m. dpad Astronaut's coming back from Codename: Capsule. (8) Astronaut's - def
coming back - reversal
from - hidden word
codeNAME: CAPSule
ECCEDENTESIAST (14) rpl May 12, 2022, 8:19 a.m. dpad Characters in the distance identify a stepford wife. (14) Characters in the = bank indicator
DISTANCE = letter bank
identify = connector
a stepford wife = def
TESTIFY (7) dohz May 12, 2022, 8:57 a.m. InvalidD Trial provided unknown witness (7) TEST+IF+Y
MUSTARD (7) jatloe12345 May 12, 2022, 10:02 a.m. Botaku Sat in confusion during first half; murderer was the Colonel (7) in confusion - anagram
(SAT)* - STA
during - container
first half murderer - MURD
was - link
the Colonel - def (Colonel Mustard from Cluedo/Clue)
SHIVERS (7) Space_Kalak May 13, 2022, 2:15 p.m. Botaku French winter flanked by nazis, trembles (7) French winter - HIVER
flanked by - container
nazis - SS
trembles - def
TREMOR (6) WoomyRogue May 14, 2022, 6:41 a.m. dohz Shudder in guilt/remorse (6) _T REMOR_
A CLUE THAT WORKS WHEN READ BOTH LEFT-TO-RIGHT AND RIGHT-TO-LEFT (? OR ?) rpl May 14, 2022, 9:19 a.m. skaldskaparmal Gal clobbered Dima (>4, 3<) Normally:
clobbered = anagram indicator
DIMA = anagram fodder, giving
MAID* = Gal (both can just mean a girl)

Backwards:
Amid = hidden word indicator
derebbolc = hidden word fodder, giving
_EBB_ = Lag (both can mean gradually lessen)
STEFANIA (8) Space_Kalak May 15, 2022, 2:18 p.m. Botaku Eurovision-winning song in rhythm game makes evening loud (8) Eurovision-winning song - def
in - link
rhythm game - STEPMANIA
makes evening loud - replaces PM by F
SPLENDOR (8) WoomyRogue May 16, 2022, 8:44 a.m. Botaku Asp, lend Orpheus guts and glory! (8) aSP LEND ORpheus
guts - hidden word
and - link
glory - def
IOUEA (5) rpl May 16, 2022, 9:58 a.m. Botaku Cretaceous poriferan of Greek islet and Fijian island (5) Cretaceous poriferan - def
of - link
Greek islet - IO
and - juxtaposition
Fijian island - UEA

(Both Io and Uea have a Wikipedia page which is more than can be said of the answer :D)
CENTER (6) skaldskaparmal May 16, 2022, 10:12 a.m. Botaku Some public enterprise! (6) &lit:

def - a (community) center, for example, can be a public enterprise

some - hidden word
publiC ENTERprise

(Many thanks to dohz for their consultation!)
GOOGLE-FU (6-2) bags May 16, 2022, 4:25 p.m. Akumu Tailoring strings go forward and back with fuel mixture (6-2) Tailoring [search] strings = GO + OG< + LEFU*
GLOOM (5) dohz May 17, 2022, 5:32 a.m. dohz Darkness hiding in igloo, maybe? (5) _GLOO M_
SALAD (5) Space_Kalak May 17, 2022, 2:28 p.m. bags Re-ordered a lad's dish (5) def. "dish"
wordplay: anagrammed ("Re-ordered"), A LAD'S
FEINT (5) InvalidD May 18, 2022, 8:28 a.m. dohz Strafe intermittently to cover a tricky attack (5) _FE INT_
BREACH (6) WoomyRogue May 19, 2022, 6:37 a.m. dpad The break-in's about... about a famous musician? (6) The break-in's - def
about - {around}
about - RE
a famous musician - BACH
CHTHONIC (8) rpl May 19, 2022, 8:33 a.m. Tortoise In the underworld, a certain section has extremes of heat and humidity, primarily (8) In the underworld = def
a certain section = CONIC
has = container
extremes of heart = HT
humidity, primarily = H
ANTHEM (6) Space_Kalak May 19, 2022, 2:31 p.m. bags A nation's opening melody, pretty much (6) &lit
A ("A") N[ation] ("nation's opening") THEM[e] ("melody, pretty much")
DIDACTIC (8) phenomist May 20, 2022, 11:23 a.m. Tortoise Performed the first part of a play, with characters's introduction providing a moral lesson (8) Performed = DID
the first part of a play = ACT I
with = juxaposition
character's introduction = C
providing a moral lesson = def
ANY CLUE WITH ITS WORDS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER (?) Botaku May 20, 2022, 12:09 p.m. noneuclidean Lord: "Order, er, Al" (4) EARL*

all of the words are in ALPHABETICALORDER :)
EA-NASIR (2-5) dohz May 21, 2022, 5:06 a.m. dpad Copper swindler's arena is reforging. (2-5) Copper swindler - def
ARENA IS - anagram fodder
reforging - anagram indicator
ZUGZWANG (8) rpl May 22, 2022, 4:19 p.m. dpad Zeus' gaze oddly on Vera in a tight spot. (8) ZeUs' GaZe
oddly - {every other letter}
on - {next to}
Vera - designer vera WANG
in a tight spot - def
PERFIDY (7) phenomist May 23, 2022, 1:27 a.m. Tortoise Fried salad served inside pastry shell? Vile deception! (7) Fried salad = anagram of FRIED
served inside = contained in
pastry shell = PY
vile deception = def
COAX (4) dohz May 23, 2022, 9:14 p.m. dohz Influence via drugs, reportedly (4) “cokes” homophone
CRAZY (5) Space_Kalak May 24, 2022, 7:22 a.m. AuthorialIntent Young with many accomplishments represses psychic character, becoming insane (5) "Young with many accomplishments": CY Young
"psychic character" Psychonauts protagonist RAZ
CY "represses" RAZ -> C(RAZ)Y
UMAMI (5) WoomyRogue May 24, 2022, 11:50 a.m. biocuriousgeorgie No Cadmium--Cadmium ruined my experience with MSG (5) No Cadmium-Cadmium, ruined = (CADMIUM-CD)*= AMIUM*
My experience with MSG = def (i.e., umami is the qualitative experience of receptors binding to glutamate)
A CLUE IN WHICH EVERY WORD IS (OR IS PART OF) A COMMONLY ACCEPTED ANAGRIND (?) rpl May 24, 2022, 7:10 p.m. biocuriousgeorgie Mess around with odd blend (3) Mess around with (def) = BED
odd blend = BlEnD
PERPETUITY (10) edderiofer May 24, 2022, 11:26 p.m. edderiofer Endless security much appreciated after criminal takes biscuit tin (10) TY = much appreciated

PERP = criminal

ETUI = biscuit tin (it's where one stores sewing supplies)

PERP+(ETUI)+TY = TY after PERP, takes ETUI

PERPETUITY = endless security (a security with no end date)
SPATCHCOCK (10) dohz May 26, 2022, 1:25 a.m. dpad Prepare chicken with one third pasta and a hint of tomato, then tip over anchovy and artichoke hearts. (10) Prepare chicken - def
with - {connector}
one third pasta - SPAghetti
and - {juxtaposition}
a hint of - {first letter}
Tomato
then - {juxtaposition}
tip - COCK
over - {containing}
ancHovy and artiChoke
hearts - {middle letters}
SPLOOT (6) rpl May 26, 2022, 7:52 p.m. biocuriousgeorgie Spot held mostly low pose - typical of a corgi (6) SP(LOw)OT
Pose typical of a corgi = def
THANOS (6) theduckmedic May 26, 2022, 8:45 p.m. biocuriousgeorgie The man who set two of every four to be destroyed?! (6) THem
ANwh
OSet

&lit
DEMAGOGUE (9) WoomyRogue May 27, 2022, noon rpl Divisive leader primarily espousing “Make America Great Again” without end, and criminal who cancels Republicans, say (9) Divisive leader = D_
primarily espousing = E_
“Make America Great Again” without end = MAG(-a)
Criminal who cancels Republicans, say = (-r)OGUE

&lit.
FAIL-DEADLY (4-6) Botaku May 28, 2022, 12:24 a.m. rpl Disfigured and deformed, I fled with a lady from mutually-assured nuclear destruction (4-6) Disfigured and deformed - anagrind
[I FLED + A LADY]* = FAIL-DEADLY
def. mutually-assured nuclear destruction
FLICK (5) dohz May 28, 2022, 2 p.m. dpad Snap at frustratingly witless Professor. (5) Snap - def
at - {connector}
frustratingly - {anagrind}
witless - drop <WIT>
Professor - FLItwiCK
WONT (4) InvalidD May 28, 2022, 7:56 p.m. rpl Habit of putting weight on over time (4) def. Habit

W. = weight abbrev
ON
"over" = vertical juxtaposition
T. = time abbrev

A CLUE WHERE EVERY WORD, AS WELL AS THE ANSWER, ARE ALSO VALID WORDS IN NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE(S) (?) rpl May 28, 2022, 8:39 p.m. rpl Rogue interjection or volume engagés Europe? (2,6) def = Rogue interjection = AU VOLEUR

or = gold = AU
volume = VOL (abbrev)
engages = juxtaposition indicator
Europe = EUR (abbrev)

rogue = French for rogue
interjection = French for interjection
or = French for gold
volume = French for volume
engagés = French conjugation for engaged
Europe = French for Europe
AREPA (5) biocuriousgeorgie May 29, 2022, 6:34 a.m. dpad Software package Easter egg is a corny treat. (5) softwARE PAckage
Easter egg - hidden word indicator
is a - link
corny treat - def
REDEEM (6) WoomyRogue May 29, 2022, 1:35 p.m. Tortoise Fulfill Wiccan moral code expressed by central themes (6) Fulfill = def
Wiccan motto = REDE
expressed by = juxtaposition
central themes = EM
MANTISSA (8) dohz May 30, 2022, 3:37 p.m. Botaku Fowles novel reveals abysmal satanism (8) Fowles novel - def
reveals - link
abysmal - anagram
(SATANISM)*
EXPONENT (8) phenomist May 30, 2022, 3:48 p.m. theduckmedic a shortened ordinal at the end of "e to an unknown power" ! (8) E + X + P + ONE + NT(-h)
&lit
credit to rpl for first bit
ELEVEN (6) rpl May 30, 2022, 9:21 p.m. biocuriousgeorgie In retrospect, original closing time back before store opening was moved from seven! (6) In retrospect = reversal of originaL closing + timE back = EL
before = position indicator
Store opening (S) was moved from seven = sEVEN

&lit - 7-Eleven stores used to be open from 7am-11pm (who woulda guessed), until they switched to 24 hours
ANY URL (?) theduckmedic May 31, 2022, 10:42 p.m. rpl in.cia.gov/traitor (4) def traitor = cIAGOv
REPECHAGE (9) edderiofer June 1, 2022, 8:36 a.m. dpad Extra heat makes pancake bubble up with gas and time. (9) Extra heat - def
makes - connector
pancake - CREPE
bubble up - rotate to REPEC
with gas - H
and time - AGE
EPEE (4) SKOG June 1, 2022, 10:27 a.m. biocuriousgeorgie Equipment pointed primarily at core need for a non-lame sport? (4) E_ P_ nEEd
A non-lame sport? = def: Foil and sabre fencing use a lamé jacket to complete the circuit with the conductive region on the weapon and make it clear when a touch has been made on the target area, but epee does not require a lamé because a touch counts anywhere on the body as long as the tip of the weapon is depressed.
(Clue/definition updated and resubmitted because my partner who is a fencer just reminded me that epee is in fact the one type of fencing that *doesn't* use a lamé...)

(If épée doesn't need accents for this competition, as the competition title indicates, then I will argue that lamé does not either!)
GHOTI (5) dohz June 1, 2022, 3:58 p.m. bags ||Private parts for sexy fish? (5)|| def. "fish?"
wordplay: GI ("private": i.e. a private soldier in the US army) makes a space ("parts": the verb, e.g. Moses parting the Red Sea) for HOT ("sexy")
JACKAL (6) phenomist June 1, 2022, 5:12 p.m. Botaku Perform menial tasks for nothing at all, endlessly (6) perform menial tasks - def
for - link
nothing at all - JACK-ALL
endlessly - delete last letter
CALICO CAT (6, 3) Cheshire June 1, 2022, 6:29 p.m. bags California on fire, engulfing shrub and maybe pet (6, 3) def. "maybe pet"
link: "and"
wordplay: CA ("California") LIT ("on fire") containing COCA ("engulfing" "shrub")
OEUVRE (6) OR, IF YOU PREFER, ŒUVRE (5) rpl June 1, 2022, 9:54 p.m. rpl After heart to heart in Paris, break up over loveless work (5) After = juxtaposition
heart to heart in Paris = cŒUr (French word for “heart”) break up = anagrind
over loveless = (-o)VER (O, as in tennis)

_ŒU_ + VRE* = "work" = def
ASPECT (6) WoomyRogue June 2, 2022, 7:09 a.m. dpad Detail in a shirt's appearance. (6) Detail - SPEC
in - contained
A
shirt - T
appearance - def
LYNX (4) dohz June 3, 2022, 4:01 p.m. dohz Wild cat connects to the audience (4) “links” homophone
SWIATEK (7) rpl June 4, 2022, 2:11 a.m. rpl French Open champion is Nadal in Catalonia, in Warsaw? (7) def. French Open champion

NADAL is the Catalan word for “Christmas”
ŚWIĄTEK is the Polish word for “Christmas”
“Nadal in Catalonia, in Warsaw” => translate NADAL from Catalan to Polish => ŚWIĄTEK
CASHEW (6) Penzo June 4, 2022, 4:56 a.m. mbingo The pinnacle of comedy, as that guy Wolf initiated! (6) &lit; C_ + AS + HE + W_
down clue only (for "pinnacle")
def refers to https://discord.com/channels/379129452203999242/396583527656980480/982548035802382386
LECHONK (7) bags June 4, 2022, 11:51 p.m. dpad John Locke scratches head twice, carves up a monster of a hog. (7) joHNLOCKE - anagram fodder
scratches head twice - drop first two letters
carves up - anagram indicator
a monster of a hog - def, Lechonk is the Hog (Pocket) Monster
LAGNIAPPE (9) edderiofer June 5, 2022, 3:56 p.m. dohz Sort of appealing bonus (9) APPEALING*
TRIFLE (6) Space_Kalak June 5, 2022, 4:04 p.m. dohz Beginning to tirelessly search for something small (6) T_+RIFLE
ASPHODEL (8) phenomist June 5, 2022, 4:14 p.m. rpl Lily hopes to dance with lad (8) Lily - def
to dance with - anagrind
[HOPES + LAD]* = ASPHODEL
YANK (4) dohz June 5, 2022, 5:11 p.m. dohz Drag Moby down 12 steps (4) “Moby” rot12
GREEN EGGS (5, 4) jkittykitkat63 June 6, 2022, 8:01 a.m. rpl Regularly aggrieved man endlessly refusing to sample goods at first, comes around to Sam’s offering? (5,4) _G_R_E_E_ + GENt< + S_G_< = def. Sam’s offering?
SATISFIED (9) rpl June 6, 2022, 8:24 a.m. skaldskaparmal Happy, played *The Witness*? (9) ddef
Happy = SATISFIED
Played The Witness = math joke. In math, a "witness" is a mathematical object that makes a statement true, or "satisifies" it. Played here is in the sense of "acted as".
Certainly not different etymologies but maybe the defs are different enough.
TÜRKIYE noneuclidean June 6, 2022, 4:56 p.m. Tortoise Dilapidated yurt sheltering one thousand and one Egyptians at the entrance to Middle Eastern nation (7) Dilapidated yurt = TURY*
sheltering = containing
one thousand = K
and = juxta
one = I
Egyptians at the entrance = E
to = link
Middle Eastern nation = def
TANGIBLE (8) bags June 8, 2022, 2:27 a.m. lavaloid Concrete table absorbed spilled gin (8) TA[GIN*]BLE = def. concrete
BOX (3) dohz June 8, 2022, 3 a.m. biocuriousgeorgie A way to rearrange your face but not to fight? (3) A way to rearrange your face, but not TO = BOtoX
Fight = def
TONER (5) WoomyRogue June 8, 2022, 8:32 a.m. Botaku What a drug addict and a wrong-righter have in common: printer powder! (5) drug addict - STONER
wrong-righter - ATONER
what they have in common - _TONER
printer powder - def
ANY CLUE THAT IS A MASSIVE SPOILER (OF A BOOK/MOVIE/SHOW ETC.) (?) rpl June 8, 2022, 9:10 a.m. rpl (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) ||Dumbledore's killer, gutted after rejection, has crush on Harry's dead parent (5)|| Dumbledore's killer - SNAPE
gutted after rejection - E(-pan)S< = ES
... has ... on - vertical juxtaposition (in the sense of wearing a hat)
crush - JAM (verb)

JAM+E(-pan)S< = JAMES = def. Harry's dead parent
STANCHION (9) dpad June 8, 2022, 3:33 p.m. rpl No! I refused to wear hat of heartlessly loyal supporter (9) NO+I< (“to wear hat of”) STAuNCH
STA_NCH+(I+ON)< = def. supporter
ABANDON (7) dohz June 10, 2022, 8:30 a.m. bags Stop a belt being worn (7) def. "Stop"
wordplay: A ("a") BAND ("belt") ON ("being worn")
A CLUE THAT WORKS AS THE LAST TWO LINES OF AN ENGLISH SONNET (W/ VALID METER & RHYME SCHEME) (?) rpl June 10, 2022, 10 a.m. rpl Machine to steal old books with drugs enclosed, // Back east to tour, and famous question posed? (2,2,2,3,2,2) BOT+TO ROB+OT - Machine, to steal, old books [OT = Old Testament]
BOTTORO(E)BOT - with drugs [E. = Ecstasy] enclosed
(TOBEOROTTOB)<+E - Back [reversal] + E(ast)
TOBEOR(N)OTTOBE - to tour [contains] [and = 'N]

def - famous question posed?
COASTER (7) bags June 11, 2022, 6:20 a.m. Tortoise Theme park attraction's price: about one euro, oddly (7) Theme park attraction = def
's = link
price = COST
about one = containing A
euro, oddly = EuRo
CLEANSE (7) Botaku June 11, 2022, 6:50 a.m. rpl Wash tips to bathe in after Christ's birth (7) def. Wash = LEANS (tips) contained by (to bathe in) CE (after Christ's birth)
ANY CLUE THAT STARTS WITH "ANY CLUE THAT" (?) Marnix June 11, 2022, 6:31 p.m. skaldskaparmal ANY CLUE THAT'S COMPOSED WITHOUT THE LETTER 'E' AND RESOLVES TO IDIOCY (6) ANY CLUE = anagram fodder
THAT'S COMPOSED = anagram indicator
WITHOUT THE LETTER 'E' = remove E
AND RESOLVES TO = connector
giving IDIOCY = LUNACY*(-e)
GRANULAR (8) phenomist June 12, 2022, 1:50 a.m. rpl Sandy is odd girl, one to run around and about LA (8) def Sandy = G_R_ + A (one) + NU(LA)R<
IDIOCY (6) rpl June 12, 2022, 11:05 a.m. rpl Supported with certainty on both sides, man is banned from saying stupid things (6) Supported with - vertical juxtaposition
certainty on both sides - C__Y
man (M) is banned from saying (n. IDIOM) - IDIO(-m)

IDIO(-m)+C___Y = def. stupid things
ANY CLUE ENTIRELY MADE UP OF WORDS FROM PREVIOUS CONTESTS' PROMPTS (?) Marnix June 14, 2022, 10:37 a.m. rpl Hunt for cashew, abandon with puzzles (5) CASHE*-w = CHASE = def. Hunt
UNICODE (7) theduckmedic June 14, 2022, 10:37 a.m. rpl French article that's about sham tech standard (7) UN (French article) + IE (that is) around (about) COD (sham) = def. tech standard
EQUIVALENCE (11) phenomist June 14, 2022, 11:09 a.m. rpl Agreement with corrupt evil Queen having a heart of ice (11) Agreement - def
with - link
corrupt - anagrind
[EVIL QUEEN + (having) + A + iCe]* = EQUIVALENCE
SUPERTEAM (9) rpl June 14, 2022, 11:15 a.m. Teal Controversy at supreme mix-up (9) Controversy - cheeky def
at supreme - anagram fodder
mix-up - anagrind
ANY CLUE THAT HAS NO LETTERS IN COMMON WITH ITS ANSWER (?) Botaku June 15, 2022, 9:18 a.m. dpad Beat up driver event? (4) Beat - FLOG
up - reversal
driver event? - def

GOLF
AWESOME (7) biocuriousgeorgie June 15, 2022, 12:22 p.m. rpl Boss’s first letter: “Sadly, woe is me − yours truly” (7) def - Boss (slang)
A (first letter) + [WOE IS ME]* (sadly) − I (yours truly) = AWESOME
ANY CLUE WHERE THE ANSWER IS ONE OF THE WORDS IN THE CLUE ITSELF (EXCEPT THE DEFINITION) (?) Kusane June 16, 2022, 8:33 a.m. rpl Hexes and talking trees guard Middle-Earth and close off the entrances of Camelot and Earthsea Hexes - def
and - connector
talking trees - ENTS
guard - containment
middle eaRth - _R_
AND, close off [delete ending] - AN_
the entrances of Camelot and Earthsea - C_+E_

ENT(_R_+AN_+C_+E_)S = ENTRANCES = def. Hexes (verb)
ANGST (5) dohz June 17, 2022, 3:40 a.m. bags Sang off-key with true anxiety (5) def. "anxiety"
wordplay: ANGS* ("SANG", "off-key") + T ("true": i.e. true/false)
FREE-FOR-ALL (4-3-3) Space_Kalak June 17, 2022, 8:36 a.m. Botaku In the middle of Mischief Reef, oral law leads to brawl (4-3-3) in the middle of - hidden word
mischieF REEF ORAL Law
leads to - link
brawl - def
ROUND ROBIN (5, 5) phenomist June 17, 2022, 11:31 a.m. biocuriousgeorgie After earth loses gravity, a bird creates a space where everyone can talk (5, 5) After gROUND, ROBIN
(Etymology comes from "round ribbon", as it turns out! So the bird's the word)
A space where everyone can talk = def (e.g., round robin time in a meeting)
A CLUE WHOSE SURFACE READS LIKE A TWITTER BIO. EXTRA CREDIT FOR EMOJIS (?) rpl June 17, 2022, 12:13 p.m. Botaku xe/xem, PTSD, secretly free (6) xE/XEM PTsd
secretly - hidden word
free - def
ANY CLUE WHICH IS ALSO A TRUE SENTENCE (?) AuthorialIntent June 18, 2022, 9:21 a.m. rpl Corruptly installed conservative jurists focus on overturning _Roe_ before end of period. (6) def. Corruptly installed = RIGGED

R - conservative (noun), i.e. Republican
_I_ - jurIsts focus
juxtaposition - on
GGE< - overturning roe (EGG)
juxtaposition - before
_D - end of perioD

(pretty much taken from the headlines)
ANY CLUE THAT IS ALSO A COMPLETE LIE (?) Marnix June 19, 2022, 1:18 a.m. rpl "A truth is, to admit it, I love you..." say (10) A truth is - FACT + 'S
to admit - containment
it, I love - IT+I+O (as in tennis)
you... say - U (say = homophone)

FACTITIOUS = FACT(IT+I+O+U)S

def./&lit. - The quoted statement is indeed FACTITIOUS (meaning fake/false), because I don't actually love you (sorry)
PODCAST (7) bags June 19, 2022, 10:55 a.m. rpl Radio show announcement about Capital One (7) Radio show - def
announcement - POST
about - containment
Capital One - DC+A

PO(DC+A)ST

ANY CLUE THAT IS ALSO A PARADOX (?) phenomist June 19, 2022, 12:44 p.m. EricFox53 Endless era ends with decay (6) "endless era" -> ER
"ends with" = comes after "with" -> WITHER
def: "decay"
A CLUE THAT USES A PHONETIC ANAGRAM INDICATOR (?) rpl June 19, 2022, 4:47 p.m. skaldskaparmal Dialed nana, talked about flower (9) Dialed nana, talked = dī(-ə)ld ˈna-nə
about = anagram indicator to dan-də-ˌlī-ən
giving flower = DANDELION
(IPA as given by MW)
ANY CLUE WITH TWO DIFFERENT ANSWERS DEPENDING ON WHETHER IT’S INTERPRETED IN BRITISH ENGLISH OR AMERICAN ENGLISH (?) EricFox53 June 21, 2022, 5:10 a.m. rpl Football player Beckham in action: dove a lil’ regularly in front of defense (5) Football player Beckham - def
in action:... - anagrind
in front of Defense - D_

UK: *[D_V_A_I_ + D_] = DAVID (Beckham), famous soccer player

US: *[_O_E_L_L + D_] = ODELL (Beckham), famous American football player
ANY CLUE THAT IS A WINNING CLUE YOU'VE STOLEN OFF A PAST CONTEST, BUT INTERPRETTED TO SOMEHOW SOLVE INTO A DIFFERENT ANSWER (?) Kusane June 21, 2022, 7:42 a.m. edderiofer Girl having zero aim (2) G+O = aim (for)
GRADUATION (10) Space_Kalak June 21, 2022, 11:38 a.m. rpl Commencement video ends with guardian rambling for promotion (10) [_T + _O + GUARDIAN]* (rambling) = GRADUATION = {link - for} def. promotion
A CLUE (1, 4) Marnix June 21, 2022, 3:38 p.m. AuLeaf Defenders of individual rights ultimately like this, say? (1,4) this, say: ACLU+E
PASSWORD (8) bags June 21, 2022, 3:40 p.m. Marnix Dad's weapon is key (8) d: key

PAS SWORD
PATERISSA (9) rpl June 21, 2022, 5:45 p.m. bags Staff arranged a sea trip around 1st of September (9) def. "Staff"
wordplay: PATERISA* ("arranged", "A SEA TRIP") around S ("1st of S[eptember]")
SECRETARIAT (11) phenomist June 22, 2022, 10:05 a.m. rpl Big _Red Scare_ threat I fabricated to kick out top horse (11) def - "Big Red"
[SCARE THREAT I]* (fabricated) - (to kick out) H_ (top horse) = SECRETARIAT
HACK (4) dohz June 22, 2022, 9:27 p.m. bags Hit shed with taxi (4) def. "taxi"
wordplay: WHACK ("Hit") got rid of W ("shed" "with")
ANY CLUE THAT ENDS WITH "... THIS IS NOT A PUZZLE." (?) rpl June 23, 2022, 6:18 p.m. anagramist Simple puce D? This is not a puzzle. (15) anagram "puce D this is not a" (puzzle is anagrind) = UNSOPHISTICATED (simple def)
AUTONOMY (8) biocuriousgeorgie June 24, 2022, 12:51 p.m. rpl With Alito's fringe, disheartening opinion, SCOTUS disregarded precedent, peeled away, and overturned my constitutional right. (8) With - juxtaposition
Alito's fringe - A_
disheartening opinion - O__N
SCOTUS, disregarded precedent [delete lead], peeled away [delete ends] - _cOTUs
and overturned - reversal
my - MY

A_+(O__N+_cOTUs)< + MY = AUTONOMY
CAVE (4) dohz June 25, 2022, 5:16 a.m. rpl Fall in love after California bans partying LOL (4) def. Fall in = CAL+LOVE-LLO* = CAVE
BISHOP (6) bags June 25, 2022, 6:19 p.m. dpad Underground club is hoppin' with mulled wine. (6) Underground - hidden word
cluB IS HOPpin'
with - link
mulled wine - def
ANY CLUE THAT LOOKS LIKE AN &LIT BUT ISN'T ONE (?) Kusane June 25, 2022, 9:20 p.m. theduckmedic Badly fail around player! (9) F(ACTOR)IAL*

def: !
CUCKOO (6) rpl June 26, 2022, 7:15 a.m. rpl Crazy dictator's attempt to overthrow government twice (6) homophone (dictator's) of "coup"x2
VIEW (4) dohz June 27, 2022, 12:13 p.m. Botaku Compete and win point (4) compete - VIE
and - juxtaposition
win - W
point - def (i.e. an opinion/stance)
KEY CHANGE (3, 6) Space_Kalak June 27, 2022, 4:24 p.m. rpl Instrumental adjustment?! (3,6) KEY (syn. instrumental) + CHANGE (syn. adjustment)

def/&lit - some instruments can be adjusted (e.g. guitar/horn/sax etc.) to produce the effect of a key change
SEVERANCE (9) rpl June 28, 2022, 8:57 a.m. Firetruck Spiritual awakening taking over loveless divorce (9) SE(VER)ANCE
seance = spiritual awakening
over loveless = OVER - O
divorce = def
BOWSER (6) bags June 28, 2022, 2:23 p.m. rpl King sent down in search for tank (6) R. (king) sent down in BROWSE: B(r)OWSE -> BOWSE(r)
def - tank

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