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Contests started: BUGGY (5), SLIP (4), IMPROVE (7), POT BROWNIES (3, 8), ATOM (4), TELEVISION (10), BEARD (5), TEXAS (5), GOAL (4), ROACH (5), ROBOT (5), ANTIQUE (7), MARIO (5), MEAN (4), ASKING (6), DOUGH (5), HEBREW (6), PATRIOT (7), BURGER (6), SIESTA (6), GRINDER (7), BOXERS (6), THE SUN (3, 3), GAME SIX (4, 3), JUST WHAT I NEEDED (4, 4, 1, 6), STAN (4), BAD DOG (3, 3), FAKE (4), LOGGING (7), UPGRADE (7)

Contests won: BUGGY (5), COMPUTABLE (10), MAKE (4), EAT (3), ROCKWELL, POT BROWNIES (3, 8), BLANK (5), STRUCTURE (9), DAYS (4), UNIONIZED (9), RUMPUS (6), ROACH (5), ANTIQUE (7), ULTIMATE (8), FAN (3), PHENOMIST (9), ASKING (6), GOLD LEAF (4, 4), MARASCHINO (10), ANTARCTICA (10), GOOGLE (6), LARCENY (7), MAKE (4), PEWTER (6), FREAKED (7), PALLET (6), NASH EQUILIBRIUM (4, 11), PSYCHO (6), GAME SIX (4, 3), STIMULATED (10), EXTRADITION (11), BELITTLE (8), COMMENT (7), OZONE (5), PTA (3), BUG (3), CAROUSEL (8)

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Clue ID Contest Clue Explanation (hover) Submitted By Likes
2444 OZONE (5) Fantastical land with one type of gas in the atmosphere (5) OZ+ONE="type of gas in the atmosphere" madjaqk 8
350 ASKING (6) Raising questions like family, gently (at first) (6) AS+KIN+G_ madjaqk 7
694 GOOGLE (6) Go check out tech company (6) GO OGLE madjaqk 6
1134 PALLET (6) Friend rented out bed (6) PAL+LET madjaqk 6
80 COMPUTABLE (10) 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!
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144 EAT (3) Consume brewed tea (3) TEA* madjaqk 5
2078 BELITTLE (8) 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 madjaqk 5
32 BUGGY (5) Vehicle prone to crashing (5) Double def madjaqk 4
149 ROCKWELL 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
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161 POT BROWNIES (3, 8) Brew potions, cut up edibles (3, 8) BREW POTIONS* (thanks, Nutrimatic!) madjaqk 4
330 PHENOMIST (9) Puzzler confused his top men (9) HISTOPMEN* madjaqk 4
381 CRYPTIC (7) Yell out, "Barnum, I see a puzzle!" (7) CRY + PT + I + C
Definition is puzzle, as in, "Do you want to do a cryptic?"
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403 GOLD LEAF (4, 4) Finally paving over ancient meadow and part of forest to make something gaudy (4, 4) Down clue only
G_ + OLD + LEA + F_
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525 MARASCHINO (10) 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
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589 ANTARCTICA (10) Cataract in fuzzy white area (10) CATARACTIN* madjaqk 4
1136 FREAKED (7) 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!")
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6525 CAROUSEL (8) 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
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146 TOMORROW (8) Enemy of Jerry and Bobby to say this when hurt in the near future (8) Enemy of Jerry=TOM
Bobby=ORR (an NHL and crosswordese Hall of Famer)
say this when hurt=OW
in the near future=def
"and" and "to" are used purely as connectors
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171 BLANK (5) Delete short green character from "Street Fighter" (5) Delete=def
short=curtailment indicator
green character from "Street Fighter"=BLANKA
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186 CHOCOLATE (9) Reportedly, marks on a board showed the way to treat (9) Reportedly=homophone indicator
marks on a board=CHALK
showed the way=LIT
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210 DAYS (4) Verbally stun for some time (4) "DAZE" homophone madjaqk 3
331 MARIO (5) Italian man hurt by Greek woman (5) MAR+IO (from Greek mythology) madjaqk 3
333 SAMUS (5) Bounty hunter from the Gestapo abducted a Greek character (5) S(A+MU)S madjaqk 3
342 MEAN (4) Absurd name, like "Ebenezer Scrooge" (4) NAME anagram madjaqk 3
391 HUNT (4) Linger after removing a track (4) H(-a)UNT madjaqk 3
393 GOLD LEAF (4, 4) Golf deal scotched for something that looks fancier (4, 4) GOLFDEAL* madjaqk 3
456 HEBREW (6) The brewer hides text in Israel (6) _HE BREW_ madjaqk 3
465 FINALLY (7) Horse around? It doesn't matter, in the end (7) FI(NA)LLY madjaqk 3
488 LEFT OUT (4, 3) In France, the Financial Times is unpopular and excluded (4, 3) LE+FT+OUT madjaqk 3
539 CHESSBOARD (10) Charlie, the Deputy Führer, to enter the field of battle (10) "Deputy Führer"=Rudolf HESS
"to enter"=BOARD (like a plane)
C+HESS+BOARD
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731 LARCENY (7) Taking cola east, between Los Angeles and New York (7) "Taking"=def (as a noun)
RC (cola) + E between LA and NY
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767 INFERNAL (8) Trendy green animal coat is simply wicked (8) "Trendy"=IN
"green"=FERN
"animal coat"=A_L
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773 MAKE (4) Force medical examiner to carry gun (4) M(AK)E
AK as in AK-47
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929 PEWTER (6) 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
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1597 NASH EQUILIBRIUM (4, 11) 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!
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3081 ANY CLUE WHERE EVERY WORD IS THE SAME LENGTH (?) Skit's chest holds tacky stuff (6) KITSCH hidden in "skit's chest" madjaqk 3
40 NONPLUS (7) Nun lops off stump (7) "Nun lops" anagram
"Stump" is a verb as the definition but a noun in the surface
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115 MAKE (4) Assemble assault rifle in Maine (4) AK (as in AK-47) in ME madjaqk 2
150 ROCKWELL Orwell, strangely, covers comedian Louis Norman (8) ORWELL* around CK ("comedian Louis")
Def is "Norman", referencing the painter Norman Rockwell
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160 SQUARE (6) Disorganized Quakers, having lost kickass leader, even the score QUAKERS* - K
Definition is "even the score", per dictionary.com (def 20)
"Quakers" in the surface should mean the University of Pennsylvania sports team, not the religious movement
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191 CHOCOLATE (9) Sweet dialogue holds back crazy extremes, primarily (9) Sweet=def (as a noun)
dialogue=CHAT
holds back=reversed container indicator
crazy=LOCO
extremes, primarily=E
CH(OCOL<)AT+E
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204 ATOM (4) Iota, alpha, tau, omicron, mu (4) Iota=def
Rest are Greek letters that looks like English letters
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229 (AEMT)* (4) The important part: @ me first (4) The important part=def
ME before AT
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236 RAISIN (6) Fruit is in inclement weather (6) Fruit=def
inclement weather=RAIN around IS
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237 RAISIN (6) Head of Research is after a popular snack (6) Head of Research=R
after=position indicator
popular=IN
snack=def
R+(IS after A)+IN
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291 ROBOT (5) Machine to steal books (5) ROB+OT
("books"=OT, for Old Testament, is something I've seen in British cryptics...maybe.)
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293 CHRISTMAS (9) Noel, Chris, and Thomas kill prostitute (9) Noel=definition
CHRIS+T[-ho]MAS
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312 ANTIQUE (7) Quite old defendant I questioned is hiding something (8) quite old=def
_ANT I QUE_
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321 FAN (3) Lover's note neglected at first (3) FA+N_ madjaqk 2
341 MEAN (4) Troops controlling a base (4) ME(A)N madjaqk 2
405 HUNT (4) Regressive Tennessee...er...animal killing (4) (TN+UH)< madjaqk 2
496 PRIMARIES (9) Mayor Rahm's brother involved in set up for latest Illinois elections (9) "Mayor Rahm" is Chicago's Rahm Emanuel, whose brother is famous Hollywood agent Ari (the inspiration for Ari on "Entourage", incidentally)
"set up" = PRIME (as a verb, eg "primes the pump)
"latest Illinois" = _S
PRI(ARI)E+_S
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553 TETRIS (6) Vietnamese celebration in Rhode Island's a fun way to pass the time (6) TET+RI'S madjaqk 2
592 BOW OUT (3, 3) Quit staff without essential scrutiny (3, 3) BO+WO+_UT_ madjaqk 2
618 PATRIOT (7) It's easy to go crazy and start breaking stuff for someone who loves their country (7) PAT ("It's easy") + RIOT ("Go crazy and start breaking stuff") madjaqk 2
800 RED HERRING (3,7) You shouldn't pay attention to this socialist woman's jewelry (3, 7) "You shouldn't pay attention to this"=def
"socialist"=RED
"woman's"=HER
"jewelry"=RING
Surface vaguely alludes to Alexandria Ocascio-Cortez "controversies"
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807 WILSON (6) Actor Smith's part of the cast of "Broadcast Flip" (6) "Will's in"
Definition is "Flip", from the old comedian
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1024 LUIGI (5) Video game character starts to level up, incrementally gaining intensity (5) first letters madjaqk 2
1438 GRADE (5) One finished with class struggle finally to rise up (5) "One finished with class"=GRAD
"struggle finally"=E
"to rise up"=GRADE (as an intransitive verb)
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1578 ETCH (4) Treat with acid and more hydrogen (4) ETC+H madjaqk 2
1683 YUCCA (5) Initially, you use certain crampons ascending this mountain (5) first letters madjaqk 2
1746 J.LO (1.2) Remove bits of egg and lime from dessert for pop star (1.2) Dessert: JELLO, minus first letters of EGG and LIME madjaqk 2
1874 GAME SIX (4, 3) 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
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1892 PSYCHO (6) Perhaps someone young committing harm on leaders! (6) initial letters madjaqk 2
1959 EXTRADITION (11) Removing criminals from the country is something we used to do regularly? (11) "Ex-tradition" madjaqk 2
1960 STIMULATED (10) Recreated the conditions surrounding accident; finally provoked a response (10) "Recreated the conditions"=SIMULATED
"surrounding"=insertion indicator
"accident finally"=T
S(T)IMULATED
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3019 RENDEZVOUS (10) Meet Zed (nervous, jittery) (10) ZEDNERVOUS* madjaqk 2
3078 JUST WHAT I NEEDED (4, 4, 1, 6) Perfect: Audited when jets scramble (4, 4, 1, 6) AUDITEDWHENJETS*
I guess the surface is about a fighter pilot who couldn't make it to the battle because he was dealing with the IRS?

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4863 PUMPKIN (7) Vegetable puddin' (7) Double definition ("pumpkin" and "puddin'" are both terms of endearment) madjaqk 2
6232 BUG (3) Insect found in Malibu gardens (3) "Insect": definition
"found in": hidden words indicator
maliBU Gardens
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59 QUIXOTIC (8) Endlessly ask questions on toxic slurry like a crazy person (8) Down entry only
Endlessly ask questions=QUI(z)
on=position indicator
toxic slurry=TOXIC*
like a crazy person=def
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64 SLIP (4) Drop half of pair of laceless shoes (4) SLIP(pers) madjaqk 1
82 TONIGHT (7) Reverend Spooner's never-before-seen, uncomfortable "West Side Story" tune (7) Spoonerism of "new tight" madjaqk 1
112 EDEN (4) "Paradise City" in North Carolina (4) Double def (Paradise//City in North Carolina)
Surface alludes to the Guns 'n' Roses song.
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113 SEPTEMBER (9) This month "Medium" features Barnum, Forster, and Bishop (9) Medium=SEER
Features=container indicator
Barnum, Forster, and Bishop=PT + EM + B
Surface refers to the CBS crime series
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114 ENIGMA (6) Don't start reaming out that mysterious person (6) (r)EAMING*
That mysterious person=def
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136 YOUR USERNAME (?) Four cards, angry, chase after me (3, 4) Four cards=JAQK (jack, ace, queen, king)
Angry=MAD
Chase after=Position indicator
Me=def
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140 IMPROVE (7) Better movie PR broadcast (7) Better=def (as a verb, like "better oneself")
Broadcast=anagram indicator
Movie PR=grist
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162 BLANK (5) Untouched $50 in credit union (5) L in BANK madjaqk 1
190 ROLEPLAYED Without hint of embarrassment, naked troll put on some music and spiced things up in the bedroom, maybe (10) Naked troll=(t)ROL(l)
Put on some music=PLAYED
Without=container indicator
hint of embarrassment=E
ROL(E)PLAYED="spiced things up in the bedroom, maybe"
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194 CONTEXT (7) Subway extension under tower in Canada (outside of Ontario's capital) and surroundings (7) (Down clue only)
T+EXT under C(O)N (referencing Boston's T and the CN Tower)
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199 ATOM (4) Smallest part of a cat (4) Smallest part=def
A + TOM
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205 CHIPOTLE (8) Something spicy: Greek x Pole, with a little Turkish inside (8) Something spicy=def
Greek x=CHI
Pole=POLE
A little Turkish=T(urkish)
Inside=insertion indicator
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209 STRUCTURE (9) Something made Saint Curt insane with desire (lack of God, initially) (9) Something made=def
ST + CURT* + UR(g)E
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243 FIRM (4) Say yes, without very much business? (4) AFFIRM - AF
The question mark is because "very much" => AF is pretty recent slang and somewhat risqué
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252 INFINITY (8) Everything inside Italian club sandwiches: $5 (8) Everything=def
inside=IN
Italian=IT
club=Y
sandwiches=container indicator
$5=FIN (old timey slang)
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256 ODDBALL (7) Weirdo, truly impressed, to cry loudly (7) "AWED BALL" homophone madjaqk 1
258 BEARD (5) Bared odd hipster affectation (5) BARED* madjaqk 1
261 RUMPUS (6) Politician embroiled in Russia-United States brouhaha (6) MP in RU-US madjaqk 1
263 TEXAS (5) Sat around with former flame inside Austin's home (5) SAT< with EX inside
"Austin's home"=TEXAS
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272 MAIZE (5) Make like Massachusetts grain? (5) MA-IZE
It's an awkward pun, sorry (not sorry)
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279 MAIZE (5) Discuss month's harvest for Thanksgiving, perhaps (5) Homophone of "May's"
Definition is "harvest for Thanksgiving, perhaps"
Wordplay partially poached from Level 51 in the Discord
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310 ANTIQUE (7) Quaint, broken-down piece, essentially! (7) ANTIQU* + _E_
&lit
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311 ULTIMATE (8) Mutilate, cut up radical (8) MUTILATE*
"Radical" as synonym for "ultimate" shows up in Chambers and thesaurus.com
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326 RESOLUTION (10) Engineer is to rule on image granularity (10) ISTORULEON* madjaqk 1
416 DOUGH (5) Boy in World War I shouted annoyed grunt (5) "Boy in World War I"=def (as in DOUGHBOY)
"shouted"=homophone indicator
"annoyed grunt"=D'OH ("annoyed grunt" is how the term appears in "Simpsons" scripts)
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453 COIN (4) Scheme to steal one ton of moolah (4) CON around I
Definition is "ton of moolah", as in the informal "That's gotta take some serious coin"
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562 SWEET (5) Radical alien tunneling under Southwestern fence, ultimately (5) Down clue only, with "tunneling under" as a positional indicator
SW + _E + ET
Definition shamelessly stolen from #557
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588 MASQUERADE (10) Massachusetts band recruits Queen of the East for a high-class party (10) MA+SQU(ER)AD+E madjaqk 1
595 ANTARCTICA (10) Place insect on a curved path; note state (10) Down clue only
ANT+ARC+TI+CA
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619 PATRIOT (7) Reverend Spooner to evaluate Mondrian's "Super Bowl Champion" (7) "RATE PIET" spoonerism madjaqk 1
1002 ANY CLUE INCORPORATING A SONG TITLE (?) Take $50 from "Psycho Killer" lyricist (5) KILLER* - L to get RILKE ("lyricist" in the sense of poet) madjaqk 1
1012 PERHAPS (7) According to guys (not including Charlie), it's a valid definition by example indicator (7) According to: PER
Guys: CHAPS
Not including Charlie: remove C
I guess in the surface we've been arguing about cryptic rules with someone named Charlie?
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1070 ANY (3) A new club? Whatever (3) A+N+Y madjaqk 1
1255 SWARM (5) Converge on southwestern branch (5) SW+ARM
Definition is for "swarm" as a verb
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1460 ANGLE (5) Pub offering has hints of nuts and...glazed fish? (5) A(N_ + G_)LE
Definition is "fish", as the verb
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1571 HORSE (5) Junk gardening tool without rust, oddly (5) "Junk"=definition (as in heroin)
"gardening tool"=HOE
"without"=container indicator
"rust, oddly"=R_S_ (Thanks, Akumu!)
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1594 MAYPOLE (7) Tree reportedly is something used in a Pagan festival (7) "Maple"
There's probably a version of this that's &lit
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1629 DO (2) Take action demonizing others, initially (2) D_ O_ madjaqk 1
1630 DO (2) Sleep with star stripped bare (2) [-i]DO[-l] madjaqk 1
1934 TRIVIAL (7) Six involved in trial, not worth anyone's time (7) TRI(VI)AL madjaqk 1
2007 DIE/DICE (3/4) Chop up 99 in Deleware (3) D(IC)E madjaqk 1
2063 HASHISH (7) Marijuana is kind of like some potatoes? (7) Double def, “some potatoes” are hash browns, sometimes just referred to as “potato hash”. Question mark to indicate the irregular definition. madjaqk 1
2097 COMMENT (7) Note Mrs. French ensnared in scam--unpleasant, ultimately (7) "Note"=def
"Mrs. French"=MME ("madame")
"scam"=CON
CO(MME)N+_T
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2851 SPOONER (7) Older man captivates petty officer and one reverend (7) S(PO + ONE)R = "reverend" madjaqk 1
2854 SPOONER (7) Reverend returning from Chihuahua: "I screwed up" (7) Chihuahua=REN (from "Ren and Stimpy")
"I screwed up"=OOPS
(REN+OOPS)<
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3205 CLUE CONTAINING A CHARACTER OR ITEM FROM CLUE (?) Wife-to-be holding green spanner (6) BRID(G)E madjaqk 1
4536 PTA (3) 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
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7 INTEGRAL (8) Important large tin destroyed (8) LARGE TIN anagram madjaqk 0
9 INTEGRAL (8) Big reversal after hydrogen leaves trace amount in whole (8) HINT (trace amount) - H (hydrogen) + LARGE backward (big reversal)
def: "Whole", as in non-fractional
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31 BUGGY (5) Unreliable score without post-match commentary (5) Score=BUY
Without=container indicator
Post-match commentary=GG
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54 WHITEOUT (8 OR 5, 3) Snow Captain Utah after a bit Captain=EO
Utah=UT
After=positional indicator
A bit=WHIT
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57 WHITEOUT (8 OR 5, 3) Get rid of the reason to make horse-racing picks out loud (5, 3) "WHY TOUT" homophone madjaqk 0
65 SLIP (4) Evade 51 police leaders chasing head of syndicate (4) LI + P after S madjaqk 0
81 PRAYER (6) Hope for disorganized parry without energy (6) PARRY* around ("without") E(nergy)
Def is "hope", as in "without a prayer"
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116 MAKE (4) Recognize someone undercover hiding in Bungoma, Kenya (4) Recognize someone undercover=def (as in cliche cop show dialogue, "We've been made!")
Hiding in=hidden word indicator
Bungoma is a real city, mostly notable for its sugar mills
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135 YOUR USERNAME (?) Who wrote this insane Berlin Accord with two royals? (3, 4) Who wrote this=def
Insane=MAD
Berlin Accord=JA
Two royals=QK (queen/king)
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168 POT BROWNIES (3, 8) Kitty that is small eats chocolate treat with a "special" ingredient (3, 5) Kitty=POT (poker term)
That is=IE
Small=S
Eats=insertion indicator
Chocolate=BROWN
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228 DAYS (4) The German club inside Inn (4) The German=DAS
Club=Y
Inside=insertion indicator
def references the hotel chain Days Inn
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230 (AEMT)* (4) 1,000 consume beef or pork (4) M + EAT madjaqk 0
251 TODAY Toady confused now, eg (5) TOADY*
Note that the def also has five letters, bluffing that it might be the grist
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259 UNIONIZED (9) Organized without a charge? (9) "UN-IONIZED" (with a question mark indicating it's a little hinky) madjaqk 0
267 GOAL (4) Archipelago always hides an inviting destination (4) Hidden letters madjaqk 0
268 GOAL (4) The Spanish old-school player flopped around endzone (4) The Spanish=LA
Old-school player=OG
Flopped=reversal indicator
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270 ROACH (5) Bug hiding in encroachment (5) Hidden letters madjaqk 0
276 ICE (3) Officer hides stolen diamonds (3) Hidden word: offICEr madjaqk 0
290 BLARE (5) This harsh sound is a feature of her albums played backwards (5) This harsh sound=def
is a feature of=hidden word indicator
played backwards=reversal indicator
smuBLAREh
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305 MILLE FEUILLE (5 7) Modern woman internalizes shouted insult and eats large, large pastry? (5 7) Modern woman = MILLIE (from the Broadway musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie")
shouted insult=homophone of "F U" = EF EU
large, large = LL
MILL(EF EU)I(LL)E
Question mark because that EF EU is pretty dodgy.
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313 ULTIMATE (8) The last fight after a brawl? (8) Double definition
References Super Smash Brothers series subtitles; question mark to get away with not capitalizing "Brawl"
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320 FAN (3) Whip up dessert without trace of lard (3) F[-l]AN
def="whip up" (as in "fan the flames")
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322 # (5, 6 OR 9 OR 10) Mash keyboard key (5) POUND
ddef
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328 MARIO (5) Italian man in Massachusetts river (5) MA+RIO madjaqk 0
621 TART (4) "Thanks for the retweet, slut!" (4) TA (Britishism) + RT
Ignore the non-Ximenean unused words.
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740 SCHADENFREUDE Negative feeling from transforming such a defender (13) SUCHADEFENDER* madjaqk 0
1071 ANY (3) Some type of bellybutton, they say (3) "innie" (as opposed to an outie) madjaqk 0
1766 ANAGRIND (8) Cut up grain and bananas, maybe (8) GRAINAND*
Written independently of #1763
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1767 ANAGRIND (8) Badger found in Arkansas and Indiana first darts around, sometimes (8) "Badger"=NAG (as a verb)
A(NAG)R+IN+D_
def is "Around, sometimes"
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1860 PREY (4) Raptor without left eye to hunt weaker game (4) "Raptor"=OSPREY
"left eye"=OS (from "oculus sinister", used in eyeglass prescriptions--thanks, Wikipedia!)
"hunt weaker game"=def (using PREY as a verb)
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1861 PREY (4) Victim of hunters is a passive character, someone played by Daisy in "Star Wars" (4) P_+REY (Daisy Ridley's character in the "Star Wars" sequels) madjaqk 0
1891 PSYCHO (6) Japanese weapon company briefly broadcast Hitchcock film (6) "Sai co" madjaqk 0
1951 THE END (3, 3) Finish in North Dakota after middle-aged you? (3, 3) "Finish"=def
"North Dakota"=ND
"after"=positional indicator
"middle-aged you?"=THEE (Form of "you" from Middle English)
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2133 ANY CLUE STARTING WITH CALL IN (?) Call in to broadcast covering extreme crime excesses and issues of community concern (5, 9) DOWN CLUE ONLY
"Call in to broadcast" = LOCALINT*
"covering" = positional indicator
"extreme crime" = _E
"excesses" = RESTS (as in "the rest of the pie")
"issues of community concern" = defition
LOCAL INT* + _E + RESTS
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3193 UKRAINE (7) Four-stringed instruments falling from the sky (noisily) in Eastern European nation? (7) "UKE RAIN"
"Uke" being slang for a ukulele; the question mark is because the whole thing is kind of a stretch
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