dohz

Contests started: CHIVALRY (8), UBNIQU (6), CELLAR DOOR (6, 4), AEGILOPS (8), SPOON-FEED (5-4), SUDOKU (6), SIC (3), HOMEOWNER (9), MISLED (6), DOLLOP (6), DOZE (4), SWIMS (5), BANK (4), DITTO (5), ELLIPSIS (8), FINE (4), DREAMT (6), NAN (3), MARROWSKY (9), TENSE (5), PLUMB BOB (5, 3), ASTONISH (8), SNUCK (5), FACTORIAL (9), OBJECT (6), OBEISANCE (9), ZENITH (6), VERTIGO (7), BASH (4), ELECTRODE (9), STIR (4), PUZZLERS CLUB (8, 4), RATHER (6), GASLIGHT (8), CATERWAUL (9), DIVINE (6), HOME (4), ANY SUPERVOCALIC CLUE (?), YAJILIN (7), TRIAL (5), CALIFORNIA (10), FAR-OUT (3-3), CHAMPORADO (10), NO CONTEST (2, 7), REASON (6), EGREGIOUS (9), YATTA (5), PENSIVE (7), PELT (4), TACITURN (8), GLOMP (5), PORTAL (6), DRIFT (5), INCOGNITO (9), LOGIC (5), FRAY (4), HAPAX LEGOMENON (5, 9), ARROW (5), ACE (3), SCRAM (5), DEEP-SIX (4-3), TWITTERPATED (12), CHANCY (6), MONDEGREEN (10), OWO (3), CASE (4), GARRULOUS (9), SINK (4), ALL CAPS (3, 4), VITUPERATE (10), POP (3), PARITY (6), LAVISH (6), SUNFLOWER (9), COUNTER (7), AGLET (5), GIF (3), BIG SHOT (3, 4), LADDER (6), NADIR (5), ENHANCE (7), CONTRACT (8), SILENT (6), UFO (3), KIBITZ (6), FOUNDER (7), SODOKU (6), GOLEM (5), FORTIFY (7), OTHER (5), CASTLE (6), ERSATZ (6), ATARAXIA (8), FLASK (5), COMPLETE (8), LULL (4), TINIKLING (9), FIVE (4), ASPHALT (7), CARAMBOLA (9), SPLURGE (7), REPRISE (7), EMBARK (6), CROQUIS (7), FIGMENT (7), GYOZA (5), STAUNCH (7), YULE LOG (4, 3), ZZXJOANW (8), VERKLEMPT (9), PLOTZ (5), SERAI (5), DORD (4), COTILLION (9), ANY CLUE WHOSE WORDPLAY IS REVERSE LETTER BANK (?), SAVOIR FAIRE (6, 5), KIRBY (5), VORPAL (6), SCRAP (5), IXNAY (5), NOSH (4), UWU (3), FETCH (5), TEN-FOUR (3-4), BUFFALO (7), PITY (4), SPRUCE (6), BOGART (6), PICROSS (7), ABSCOND (7), BLEEP (5), FLUMMOX (7), REIGN (5), INDIANA (7), APROPOS (7), TAWDRY (6), PERUSE (6), SLEW (4), STERN (5), CHAPARRAL (9), PARLEYVOO (9), RATIO (5), RECKON (6), ROTOM (5), SVELTE (6), EIGHTY-SIX (6-3), HAYWIRE (7), VOW (3), HELICOPTER (10), UPDOG (5), INCORRIGIBLE (12), OBVIATE (7), SEA LION (3, 4), SPIRIT LEVEL (6, 5), UBE (3), EMOJI (5), VAMP (4), HABANERO (8), BUFFET (6), FOSSIL (6), ARCHIVE (7), BLESS (5), TESTIFY (7), GLOOM (5), EA-NASIR (2-5), COAX (4), SPATCHCOCK (10), FLICK (5), MANTISSA (8), GHOTI (5), LYNX (4), YANK (4), BOX (3), ABANDON (7), ANGST (5), HACK (4), CAVE (4), VIEW (4), ROUND TRIP (5, 4), SLALOM (6), CREEK (5), COMPASS (7), AQUARIUM (8), DETOUR (6), ONSEN (5), SNAKE (5), RIPPLE EFFECT (6, 6), DOUBLE BACK (6, 4), MINESWEEPER (11), TENTS (5), BATTLESHIPS (11), PENCILS (7), BARNS (5), ISLANDS (7), HIJACK (6), FLOUNDER (8), BROMIDE (7), MUTINY (6), DOGMA (5), FLAKE (5), EXCISE (6), BRISKET (7), TESTAMENT (9), BALANCE (7), GHOST (5), CLOCK (5), CANAL (5), VAGUE (5), FLOAT (5), PRISM (5), TERRITORY (9), SKYSCRAPERS (11), BILLOWY (7), BOOLEAN (7), FIG LEAF (3, 4)

Contests won: PERIHELION (10), INTERESTING (11), MAKE DO (4, 2), ANSWER (6), SILENCE (7), EXHAUSTION (10), PROJECTION (10), PERPENDICULAR (13), INSTITUTE (9), BE NOISY (2, 5), ENVOY (5), CRAB RAVE (4, 4), GREEN PAINT (5, 5), PRAXIS (6), CHECK (5), SCHMEAR (7), REALIZE (7), NOPE (4), QAZVIN (6), VOTE (4), SALAMI (6), HOMEOWNER (9), AIOLI (5), KETCHUP (7), SQUEEGEE (8), YEAR OF THE OX (4, 2, 3, 2), ELEVEN ACROSS (6, 6), GOOSE EGG (5, 3), CELLIST (7), TRAINGLE ( 8), BIDEN (5), PERSEVERANCE (12), CANCUN (6), GRAVITAS (8), FIDDLEDEEDEE (12), DUPE (4), AESTHETICS (10), ASSASSIN (8), DISINGENUOUS (12), EGGCORN (7), WIND-UP (4-2), AGED RUM (4, 3), AGGREGATING (11), PERIAPSIS (9), ERIC FOX (4, 3), RUBIK'S CUBE (6, 4), IRON (III) CHLORIDE (4 (3) 8), SWIMS (5), STOLID (6), SENATOR (7), KNICK-KNACK (5-5), BONE (4), THANK YOU OR THANK-YOU (5, 3 OR 5-3), GREEBLE (7), BLOTTO (6), GOODBYE (7), GNEISS (6), CARNAPTIOUS (11), URL (3), THROUGH (7), LIVERPOOL (9), ARMADILLO (9), TOGETHER (8), FINE (4), STRINGS (7), SUS (3), DREAMT (6), ARROYO (6), MULLIGAN (8), STATE OF THE ART (5, 2, 3, 3), ⚠️(1), PERSONALIZED OPTIONS REWARDS TIER (12, 7, 7, 4), FIDGET (6), TENSE (5), FOURIER (7), PLUMB BOB (5, 3), ZARF (4), KVELL (5), QUADRILATERAL (13), WUHU ISLAND (4, 6), INSOUCIANT (10), DOGECOIN (8), WEED (4), INFEST (6), ANAGRAM INDICATOR (7, 9), RESCINDED (9), ANY CLUE WHOSE ANSWER IS A PREVIOUS CONTEST WITH 0 ENTRIES (?), MOIST (5), ANY CLUE WHOSE ANSWER IS A BOARD/CARD GAME (?), UP TOP (2, 3), SNAP (4), ANNIVERSARY (11), PED XING (3, 4), RAMUNE (6), PER SE (3, 2), ASTRID (6), KAIZO (5), NESSIE (6), USER STATS (4, 5), DIVERS (6), STIR (4), PUZZLERS CLUB (8, 4), SOLENOID (8), BESMIRCH (8), ANY GREEK LETTER (?), BOCCE (5), GATEKEEP (8), CALICA (6), CATERWAUL (9), TILL (4), L1K (3), AXOLOTL (7), ANY SUPERVOCALIC WORD OR PHRASE (?), NINE (4), SHANGRI-LA (7-2), CHAMPORADO (10), NO CONTEST (2, 7), ORIGAMI (7), REASON (6), GO BLIND (2, 5), BOPOMOFO (8), SYZYGY (6), RENDER (6), DETHRONE (8), MWAHAHAHA (9), PROJECTYL (9), PELT (4), GLOMP (5), HEATWAVE (8), PUNCHINGCATTO (13), IVES (4), PI DAY (2, 3), MAD HATTER (3, 6), TENABLE (7), OOMPH (5), SHTUM (5), SADGE (5), CASINO (6), ANY MUSICAL INSTRUMENT (?), SCRIVENER (9), HEADS OR TAILS (5), TALK SHOP (4, 4), KOALA (5), HANDSHAKE (9), UFO (3), DORK (4), SORBET (6), FAFF (4), GLARE (5), ICHOR (5), HEAT (4), CASTLE (6), WARIO (5), GUY (3), AKKALA (6), MST (3), TOBLERONE (9), NOIR (4), CRANBERRY (9), LIGMA (5), CARAMBOLA (9), WOW (3), SILPH (5), BURNOUT (7), CROQUIS (7), LAUNDER (7), FEAR (4), ZZXJOANW (8), PLOTZ (5), YOLK (4), SIX (3), CAPTIOUS (8), WALTZ (5), PIRATE (6), FNORD (5), SAVOIR FAIRE (6, 5), THE ABC'S (3, 3'1), DOPE (4), VORPAL (6), ESPERANTO (9), DRAGON (6), FREE (4), CUTE MAGE (4, 4), NOSH (4), RAGTIME (7), LOVERS (6), PITY (4), BORDER (6), TRENCHCOAT (10), SPACE CADET (5, 5), SCREE (5), BOGART (6), WET (3), MINISTER (8), CHURRO (6), ABSCOND (7), SUPERB (6), FRACTURE (8), FORK (4), TRIMP OR TRIMPING (5 OR 8), THYMINE (7), CARING (6), PLINTH (6), ANY VARIATION OF PATIENCE/SOLITAIRE (?), ANY BATMAN SUPERVILLAIN (?), CHAPARRAL (9), RATIO (5), LANCE (5), ROTOM (5), BOLD (4), SOAP (4), LIAISON (7), OSTRICH (7), OBVIATE (7), STAB (4), HADES (5), ALBATROSS (9), ERROR (5), TREMOR (6), GLOOM (5), FEINT (5), COAX (4), LYNX (4), LAGNIAPPE (9), TRIFLE (6), YANK (4), WATER (5), DINT (4), HIJACK (6), PATE (4), PEAT (4), TAPE (4), EXCISE (6), BRISKET (7), TRUSS (5), NEW ORDER (3, 5)

All Submissions

Clue ID Contest Clue Explanation (hover) Submitted By Likes
5643 SCHMEAR (7) Leader of militia in frantic search for cover (7) SCH(M_)EAR* dohz 7
8221 YOLK (4) Oddly yellow mixture—a central component in cooking! (4) (Y_L_O_)*+_K_

&lit
dohz 6
8740 ABSCOND (7) Flee from bad, bad cons (7) ABSCOND* dohz 6
9155 LIAISON (7) Hylia is one protecting Link (7) _LIA IS ON_ dohz 6
5763 HOMEOWNER (9) That woman received a premonition about a cry of pain for a landlord (9) H(OME(OW)N)ER dohz 5
5770 KETCHUP (7) Condiment King and others start to hold up (7) K+ETC+H_+UP dohz 5
6324 ARMADILLO (9) Farm ad: “I’ll offer to shelter animal” (9) _ARM AD ILL O_ dohz 5
6491 TENSE (5) Fasten seatbelt to hold tight (5) _TEN SE_ dohz 5
6868 STIR (4) “It’s back! Run!” creating commotion (4) STI<+R dohz 5
8078 WOW (3) OH MY GOD, MOM’S GONNA FLIP (3) “MOM” vertical flip

def = OH MY GOD, as in the expression of surprise
dohz 5
8606 SCREE (5) Slippery slope argument falling short (5) SCREE(-d) dohz 5
9256 ALBATROSS (9) 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
dohz 5
5591 ENVOY (5) Messenger aboard maiden voyage (5) _EN VOY_ dohz 4
5721 VOTE (4) Pivoted pocketed pick (4) _VOTE_ dohz 4
5777 YEAR OF THE OX (4, 2, 3, 2) 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)) dohz 4
5955 DUPE (4) Fool a noble, quietly replacing king (4) DU(k->P)E dohz 4
6175 STOLID (6) Bristol ideally keeps calm (6) _STOL ID_ dohz 4
6189 SWIMS (5) Moves in water, primarily, backstroking within seas’ boundaries! (5) S_((W_+I_+M_)<)_S

&lit
dohz 4
6340 TOGETHER (8) United to capture that woman (8) TO+GET+HER dohz 4
6370 SUS (3) Shady slums, regularly overlooked (3) S_U_S dohz 4
6849 USER STATS (4, 5) People’s marks! (4, 5) &lit ddef (USER STATS / USERS’ TATS) dohz 4
6865 DIVERS (6) Various doctors I’ve interrupted (6) D(IVE)RS dohz 4
6960 BESMIRCH (8) Defame both sides to cover grotesque crimes (8) B_(ESMIRC*)_H dohz 4
7503 SCRAM (5) Run and yell, losing energy (5) SCR(-e)AM dohz 4
7599 SADGE (5) Wise man takes down icon of sorrow (5) SA(D)GE dohz 4
8075 LIGMA (5) Gmail circulated made-up disease (5) LIGMA* dohz 4
8568 SPACE CADET (5, 5) Computer game expert acted irritated after shoving past beginners (5, 5) (S_+P_)+(ACE+CADET*) dohz 4
8581 FALLOUT (7) Disregard shielding aluminum for radioactive debris (7) F(AL)LOUT dohz 4
8653 MINISTER (8) Essentially, Shaymin is terrible as head of department (8) _MIN IS TER_ dohz 4
8804 FORK (4) Branch supporting last bit of bark (4) FOR+_K dohz 4
9141 SOAP (4) Cleaner’s ring stuck in drain (4) S(O)AP dohz 4
9221 HADES (5) God of throwing shade (5) HADES*

why yes this wp is reused from another clue will that be a problem officer
dohz 4
9228 OBVIATE (7) Make something unnecessary and above it all wrong (7) OBVIATE*

Make something unnecessary = def
all wrong = anagram indicator
dohz 4
9394 TREMOR (6) Shudder in guilt/remorse (6) _T REMOR_ dohz 4
9409 GLOOM (5) Darkness hiding in igloo, maybe? (5) _GLOO M_ dohz 4
10077 DINT (4) Down, in time for depression (4) D+IN+T dohz 4
5498 CHARMANDER (10) Cher receives Armand like a lizard in heat (10) CH(ARMAND)ER dohz 3
5616 CRAB RAVE (4, 4) Bend backward and forward for a viral music video (4, 4) CRA<+BRAVE dohz 3
5618 GREEN PAINT (5, 5) Core of disagreement with North Pole’s leader isn’t an item of little significance (5, 5) (-disa)GREE(-ment)+N+P_+AINT dohz 3
5623 CHECK (5) Chaotic heckler seizes control (5) _C HECK_ dohz 3
5676 NOPE (4) An op-ed featuring an expression of dissent (4) _N OPE_ dohz 3
5677 QAZVIN (6) Start to quantify the set of integers between one and five in the calligraphy capital of Iran (6) Q_+(A+Z+V)+IN dohz 3
5682 REALIZE (7) Become aware of Area 51, head off to meet zany extraterrestrial leaders (7) (-a)REA+LI+(Z_+E_) dohz 3
5727 VOTE (4) Gerudo man bearing top piece of Triforce makes a decision (4) VO(T_)E

Gerudo man = VOE
dohz 3
5736 SALAMI (6) Cured sausage from dreadful, endless malaise (6) SALAMI(-e)* dohz 3
5753 AIOLI (5) Outer bits of peeled garlic and oil, blended! (5) _A_I_+(OLI*)

&lit
dohz 3
5771 SQUEEGEE (8) Window-cleaner, look around: Her Highness lost a shoe by garden’s entrance (8) S(QUEE_+G_)EE dohz 3
5820 VOCIFERATES (11) Upset a ref; I covertly held back screams (11) (_VOC I FER A TES_)< dohz 3
5855 LADY LUCK (4, 4) Need to hold down money, ultimately left up to chance (4, 4) LA(D+_Y+L+U)CK dohz 3
5883 FLYSWATTER (10) Flatter to secure capital ends of yellowjackets, spiders, wasps! (10) FL(Y_+S_+W_)ATTER

&lit
i too was surprised to learn that “flatter” (noun) is apparently an alt for “flattener”
dohz 3
5986 ASSASSIN (8) Endlessly judging her, essentially becoming a murderer (8) Endlessly judging = ASSESSIN(-g)
her, essentially becoming a = _e_->A
murderer = def
dohz 3
5987 FIDDLEDEEDEE (12) Start to fight 1,500,550 nemeses, evenly taking action for a lot of nonsense (12) F+I+D+DL+_E(DEED)_E_E_ dohz 3
6025 AULEAF (6) Puzzler is mauled, extremities scratched to a great degree (6) (-m)AULE(-d)+AF

to a great degree = as fuck = AF
pardon the violent imagery
dohz 3
6051 DISINGENUOUS (12) Start to deliver promissory notes around, chaotically ensuing to be insincere (12) D+I(SINGENU*)OUS dohz 3
6052 EGGCORN (7) GregCon went crazy as a result of miscommunication (7) EGGCORN* dohz 3
6198 SENATOR (7) Politician turns back time, becoming new (7) SE(t->N)ATOR< dohz 3
6276 THANK YOU OR THANK-YOU (5, 3 OR 5-3) Waving hanky out as an expression of gratitude (5, 3) (THANK YOU)* dohz 3
6300 URL (3) Oddly unruly address (3) U_R_L_ dohz 3
6354 FINE (4) Thin knife scratching head messily (4) (-k)FINE* dohz 3
6385 ANY CLUE THAT USES A CHESS ABBREVIATION (?) ASDFGHJKL;RNBQKBNR? (4, 3) HOME ROW ddef dohz 3
6387 DREAMT (6) Envisioned bustling trade around market’s entrance (6) DREA(M_)T* dohz 3
6407 ARROYO (6) Buoy or raft holding back water channel (6) (_AR RO YO_)< dohz 3
6431 SUSCEPTIBLE (11) Readily affected from Sky Uppercut at first, Sceptile consumes bit of berry (11) (S_+U_)+SCEPTI(B_)LE dohz 3
6482 FIDGET (6) Jitter I’d get after false start (6) F_+ID+GET dohz 3
6497 TENSE (5) High-strung adolescents’ heart sank to the floor (5) High-strung = def
adolescents = TEENS
heart sank to the floor = move middle letter to the end (down clue only)
dohz 3
6512 FOURIER (7) Wild fire consumes our number (7) F(OUR)IER*

the fourier number is a thing in physics and engineering
dohz 3
6549 BETTER (6) Larger slice of sorbet terrine (6) _BET TER_ dohz 3
6562 KVELL (5) Dropping greeting, the VP’s fanbase’ll rejoice (5) K(-hi)VE+LL dohz 3
6565 QUADRILATERAL (13) Four-sided bird houses differ extremely at times—mostly identical, ultimately (13) QUA(D_R)IL+AT+ERA(-s)+_L dohz 3
6575 NETHERITE (9) Nastiest environment? Originally, it’s in there! (9) N_+E_+THER(IT)E

&lit
“it” (netherite) originates in the nether, the “Nastiest environment”
dohz 3
6655 ANY CLUE WHOSE ANSWER IS A PREVIOUS CONTEST WITH 0 ENTRIES (?) Lover within reach (one yard) (5) _H ONE Y_ dohz 3
6656 ANY CLUE WHOSE ANSWER IS A PREVIOUS CONTEST WITH 0 ENTRIES (?) Tyler was raving to an EDM genre (8) RAWSTYLE* dohz 3
6663 ANY CLUE WHOSE ANSWER IS A PREVIOUS CONTEST WITH 0 ENTRIES (?) *Talk About Love: One Hundred and One Arousing, Kinky Openers for the Distinguished Mod* (7_3) CHA(O)T+I+C+I+(A_+K_)

sometimes you get an idea for how to start a clue and it takes you down a drastic direction
dohz 3
6678 MOIST (5) Damp haze envelops heart of woods (5) M(_O_)IST dohz 3
6718 ANY CLUE WHOSE ANSWER IS A BOARD/CARD GAME (?) Focus group (13) CONCENTRATION ddef dohz 3
6935 SOLENOID (8) Lone pizza mascot’s center of attraction (8) SOLE+NOID dohz 3
6987 GATEKEEP (8) Get a confused look from rear guard (8) (GATE*)+(KEEP<) dohz 3
7092 ANY SUPERVOCALIC WORD OR PHRASE (?) Connected constellation’s edges (10) BOUND+ARIES dohz 3
7254 ORIGAMI (7) Am I following? Or is glue primarily for paper-sculpting? (7) (OR+(I_+G_))+(AM+I) dohz 3
7267 REASON (6) Gather in here as one (6) _RE AS ON_ dohz 3
7269 GO BLIND (2, 5) Stop seeing monster by foot of bed (2, 5) GOBLIN+_D dohz 3
7340 PELT (4) Hurry and hide (4) ddef dohz 3
7515 OOMPH (5) 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
dohz 3
7620 CASINO (6) Gambling house company covering a crime (6) C(A+SIN)O dohz 3
7959 WARIO (5) Republican in Iowa confused for Libertarian? (5) WA(R)IO* dohz 3
8180 FEAR (4) Ear next to loud alarm (4) F+EAR dohz 3
8212 TWO (3) First prime suspect won’t part (3) _T WO_ dohz 3
8226 SIX (3) Nine’s rotation! (3) IX+S letter sequence rotation to S+IX

&lit
dohz 3
8275 CAPTIOUS (8) Critical topic: USA Reconstruction (8) CAPTIOUS* dohz 3
8285 PIRATE (6) Rob is quietly angry (6) P+IRATE dohz 3
8300 PIRATE (6) Scoundrel aboard that is after plunder, primarily! (6) P_+I(RAT)E

&lit
dohz 3
8327 DOPE (4) Use performance-enhancing drugs and participate in gym? (4) ddef (DOPE / DO PE) dohz 3
8328 DOPE (4) Op-ed mistaken for news (4) DOPE*

def = news, as in slang
dohz 3
8331 ESPERANTO (9) Poets near-revolutionized language (9) ESPERANTO* dohz 3
8334 VORPAL (6) Deadly victory (or, quietly, a loss) (6) V+OR+P+A+L dohz 3
8342 DRAGON (6) Flying creature is aground, disoriented after up-chucking (6) DRAGON(-u)* dohz 3
8381 FREE (4) Tree scratches roof after starting to fall on the house (4) F_+(-t)REE

on the house = def
dohz 3
8468 TAX (3) Fine, pronounced nails (3) “tacks” homophone dohz 3
8522 LOVERS (6) Left-overs for fans (6) L+OVERS dohz 3
8553 BORDER (6) Neighbor and tenant in conversation (6) “boarder” homophone dohz 3
8601 ADJACENT (8) Hand oddly lacking jack/ace? Initially, nine/ten is close (8) _A_D+J+ACE+(N_+T_) dohz 3
8610 DR. NO (2. 2) Beginning of spy film series’ downgrade regularly brought up (2. 2) (_D_R_N_O_)< dohz 3
8622 BOGART (6) Machine to steal fish and hog (6) BO(GAR)T dohz 3
8648 WET (3) Stewpot keeping back moisture (3) (_WET_)< dohz 3
8759 FRACTURE (8) Break truth about Republican opening up real estate (8) F(R_)ACT+U+RE dohz 3
8760 SUPERB (6) Excellent for each aboard vessel (6) SU(PER)B dohz 3
8773 FORK (4) I run 3 steps back to where the road splits (4) “I run” rot(-3)

where the road splits = def
dohz 3
8853 CARING (6) Oscar in garments to keep warm (6) _CAR IN G_ dohz 3
8911 PLINTH (6) Fiber found in measure of acid or base (6) P(LINT)H

base = def
dohz 3
8963 ANY BATMAN SUPERVILLAIN (?) Outlaw and leader of evil! (4) BAN+E_

&lit
dohz 3
9218 STAB (4) Thrust a blade, essentially! (4) _ST A B_

&lit
dohz 3
9257 EASTER (6) Day about a man who rose closer to where the sun rises (6) ddef

closer to where the sun rises = more to the east = east-er
dohz 3
9348 ANY CLUE BEGINNING WITH "HARRY POTTER AND" (?) *Harry Potter and the Case of Slytherin* design offered up zombies—oddly lacking for Rowling, say (10) Harry Potter = HP (as it is readily abbreviated to, at least in some spaces)
and = juxtaposition indicator
the Case of Slytherin = S_N
design = ART
offered up = reversal indicator
zombies—oddly lacking = _O_B_E_
for = connector
Rowling, say = def

(TRA+N_S+PH)<+_O_B_E_
dohz 3
9426 FEINT (5) Strafe intermittently to cover a tricky attack (5) _FE INT_ dohz 3
9454 COAX (4) Influence via drugs, reportedly (4) “cokes” homophone dohz 3
9568 LYNX (4) Wild cat connects to the audience (4) “links” homophone dohz 3
9579 LAGNIAPPE (9) Sort of appealing bonus (9) APPEALING* dohz 3
9581 TRIFLE (6) Beginning to tirelessly search for something small (6) T_+RIFLE dohz 3
9599 YANK (4) Drag Moby down 12 steps (4) “Moby” rot12 dohz 3
9600 YANK (4) Kenyan kindly provides housing for American (4) _YAN K_ dohz 3
9684 ANGST (5) Apprehension of a no-good saint (5) A+N+G+ST dohz 3
9711 PODCAST (7) Audio show of the reverend’s fishy history (7) “cod past” spoonerism

“fishy history” being “cod past” is a touch tenuous, yeah
dohz 3
10219 BRISKET (7) Gamble, accepting risk for a cut of beef (7) B(RISK)ET dohz 3
5456 WARNOCK (7) Senate nominee can work to rebuild (7) WARNOCK* dohz 2
5529 KICKOFF (7) A thousand unbounded sickos fast-forward to beginning of game (7) K+(-s)ICKO(-s)+FF dohz 2
5561 EXHAUSTION (10) The anxious, distressed fatigue (10) EXHAUSTION* dohz 2
5576 BE NOISY (2, 5) Make a fuss working to take one back and replace you with myself (2, 5) B(ENO<)(u->I)SY dohz 2
5585 EVENING (7) Sunset is at seven in Georgia (7) _EVEN IN G_ dohz 2
5590 OUT (3) South to leave borders open (3) (-s)OUT(-h) dohz 2
5633 PASSE-PARTOUT (5-7) A bit of each piece in faint framing (5-7) PASS(E_+PART)OUT dohz 2
5641 LOGGING (7) Cutting and filing (7) ddef dohz 2
5664 CRYPTID (7) Ending on a different note, this puzzle is a mysterious beast (7) CRYPTI(c->D) dohz 2
5683 CRYPTID (7) Weep quietly three times a day for a legendary creature (7) CRY+P+TID

three times a day = ter in die = TID
dohz 2
5714 SIC (3) Regularly switch word for word (3) S_I_C_ dohz 2
5785 CELLIST (7) Expert with strings in Excel lists (7) _CEL LIST_ dohz 2
5801 CELLIST (7) Space is time for a string theorist? (7) CELL+IS+T dohz 2
5813 ELEVEN ACROSS (6, 6) 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
dohz 2
5819 VOCIFERATES (11) Cries out amid havoc if Era testifies (11) _VOC IF ERA TES_ dohz 2
5829 TRAINGLE ( 8) A cute conveyance heartlessly trapping leg, cutting off foot ( 8) TRA(-pp)ING+LE(-g) dohz 2
5840 THE XX (3, 2) Gratitude surrounding former indie band (3, 2) TH(EX)X dohz 2
5906 PERSEVERANCE (12) Stamina for each lively verse and dance without leader (12) PER+(SEVER*)+(-d)ANCE dohz 2
5923 GRAVITAS (8) Seriousness of regular dirtbags coming after mostly easy money (8) GRAV(-y)+_I_T_A_S dohz 2
5924 CANCUN (6) Finally, Sen. Cruz oddly aboard vessel leading to seaside getaway (6) CA(_N+C_U_)N dohz 2
5982 AESTHETICS (10) Troubled East and hectic South, lacking one hundred principles of art (10) AEST*+HE(-c)TIC+S dohz 2
6097 LIT (3) Fired heavy attack, wiping out flanks (3) (-b)LIT(-z) dohz 2
6104 AGED RUM (4, 3) Drunk rummaged without a bit of moderation for alcohol (4, 3) AGEDRUM(-m)* dohz 2
6162 GAMESTOP (8) Clothing retailer accepts weathered tomes for electronics retailer (8) GA(MESTO*)P dohz 2
6171 ERIC FOX (4, 3) Spooner’s iron bovine leads to puzzler (4, 3) “ferric ox” spoonerism dohz 2
6172 IRON (III) CHLORIDE (4 (3) 8) 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 dohz 2
6174 PERIAPSIS (9) Spatial proximity of disguised spies circling revolutionary duo (9) PE(RIAP<)SIS* dohz 2
6210 HYACINTH (8) [Clue about playactor essentially starting to hold flower] (8) H(_YAC_)INT+H dohz 2
6239 BUG (3) Badger’s oddly grubby back (3) _B_U_G< dohz 2
6265 GREEBLE (7) Visual detail is mostly green and blue, wanting turquoise, essentially (7) GREE(-n)+BL(-_u_)E dohz 2
6266 KNICK-KNACK (5-5) King Nicholas can return in casual agreement for a trifle (5-5) K+NICK+K(NAC<)K

casual agreement = KK
dohz 2
6275 BLOTTO (6) Drunk bastard initially joins gambling game (6) B_+LOTTO dohz 2
6286 CARNAPTIOUS (11) Our captain’s terribly grumpy (11) CARNAPTIOUS* dohz 2
6320 THROUGH (7) Beyond the endless expanse outside the fairway (7) TH(-e)+ROUGH dohz 2
6325 LIVERPOOL (9) Resident to circle back to English city (9) LIVER+(POOL<) dohz 2
6356 STRINGS (7) Cords and coils gain tension and lose power (7) S(T)(-p)RINGS dohz 2
6390 ANY CLUE THAT USES A CHESS ABBREVIATION (?) Pawn becomes nothing (0) in chess, “pawn” is abbreviated to…nothing dohz 2
6428 MAJOR (5) Prominent junction primarily between Massachusetts and Oregon (5) MA+J_+OR dohz 2
6429 MINOR (5) Lower gate after I’m back (5) MI<+NOR dohz 2
6449 LIL NAS X (3, 3, 1) Rapper plainly, regularly sent up extra small pair of Satan Shoes (3, 3, 1) plainly, regularly = _L_I_L_
sent up = reversal indicator (down clue only)
extra small = XS
pair of Satan Shoes = _AN

_L_I_L_+((NA_+SX)<)
dohz 2
6460 ⚠️(1) EXERCISE CAUTION ℹ 📥 🔻 🔄 (1) ℹ = ¡
📥 = insertion indicator
🔻 = ▽
🔄 = rotation indicator
dohz 2
6506 JAIL (4) Can Jack feel pain? (4) J+AIL

def = Can (slang)
dohz 2
6537 CROSSWORD (9) Puzzle sorcerer halfway came up with something sharp (9) _CROS<+SWORD dohz 2
6589 WUHU ISLAND (4, 6) 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
dohz 2
6604 DOGECOIN (8) Cryptocurrency: Bad? Good? Nice? (8) DOGECOIN* dohz 2
6623 INFEST (6) Skin festers, exhibiting plague (6) _IN FEST_ dohz 2
6627 INSOUCIANT (10) Carefree cousin ain’t messing around (10) INSOUCIANT*

lmao all the entries for this contest are just anagrams
dohz 2
6640 RESCINDED (9) Discerned, disturbed, dissolved (9) RESCINDED* dohz 2
6645 ANAGRAM INDICATOR (7, 9) Nonacid margarita stirred or shaken, say (7, 9) (ANAGRAM INDICATOR)* dohz 2
6705 UP TOP (2, 3) Returning bad smell after marijuana high (2, 3) (UP+TOP)<

bad smell = PU (the interjection)
marijuana = POT
high = def
dohz 2
6739 BAGS (4) Word puzzler’s logic puzzles (4) ddef

“bag” is the name of a logic puzzle type, aka “cave” or “corral”
dohz 2
6774 PED XING (3, 4) Road sign delaying around ten? I’m gone (3, 4) (-im)PED(X)ING dohz 2
6804 KAIZO (5) Revolutionary, chaotic mod by magical land from the East! (5) (KAI<)+(ZO<)

&lit
chaotic mod = IAK
magical land = OZ
dohz 2
6848 NESSIE (6) Lake monster is seen at sea (6) NESSIE* dohz 2
6931 PUZZLERS CLUB (8, 4) Within bar, carousers head off to join extremely cool community of problem solvers (8, 4) P((-g)UZZLERS+C_L)UB dohz 2
6952 IN THE DETAILS (2, 3, 7) Where God was nailed, He is reformed and welcomed time and time again (2, 3, 7) (IN (T)HE DE(T)AILS)*

TIL “the devil is in the details” derives from “God is in the details”
no one says that anymore though, so now that’s just “Where God *was*” (def)

nailed, He is reformed = INHEDEAILS*
welcomed time and time again = insert two instances of T
dohz 2
6954 ANY GREEK LETTER (?) Small amount invested in audiotapes (4) _IOTA_ dohz 2
6957 ANY GREEK LETTER (?) Returning “three” for an amount close to zero (1) ε< dohz 2
6973 MYANMAR (7) Country, my one flaw (7) MY+AN+MAR dohz 2
7037 AXOLOTL (7) A kiss and hug with abundance: lovely introduction for Minecraft newcomer (7) A+X+O+LOT+L_ dohz 2
7080 ANY SUPERVOCALIC WORD OR PHRASE (?) Chill dance mania seizes you (10) DISCO+(U)+RAGE

Chill = def
dohz 2
7113 NINE (4) Victim of seven canines devoured (4) _NINE_ dohz 2
7132 SOUPÇON OR SOUPCON (7) Assorted coupons provided a little bit (7) SOUPCON* dohz 2
7185 TRUCK (5) Trade and peace cut short by king (5) TRUC(-e)+K dohz 2
7206 NO CONTEST (2, 7) Dubiously consent to plea (2, 7) (NO CONTEST)*

no contest is a type of plea
dohz 2
7276 CUP FINAL (3, 5) Match ended loudly in a loss following dramatic conclusion (3, 5) _C+(UP+F+IN+A+L) dohz 2
7281 BOPOMOFO (8) Cry of disapproval contains quiet sound of a cow eating loud transliteration system (8) BO(P)O+MO(F)O

surface is nonsense :pensive:
dohz 2
7297 RENDER (6) Provide warning to leave Michigan (6) RE(-mi)NDER dohz 2
7298 SYZYGY (6) Last couples of busy, crazy orgy develop close union (6) _SY+_ZY+_GY dohz 2
7318 MWAHAHAHA (9) [sound of a kiss] [sound of discovery] [sound of triumph] [sound of laughter] (9) MWAH+AHA+HA dohz 2
7328 DETHRONE (8) Bring down aircraft carrying alien tech, at last (8) D(ET+_H)RONE dohz 2
7342 PROJECTYL (9) Puzzler’s scheme with leaders of youth league (9) PROJECT+(Y_+L_) dohz 2
7478 TENABLE (7) Plateau carrying eastern flanks can be defended (7) T(E_N)ABLE dohz 2
7541 SLOUGH (6) Swamp of frenzied ghouls (6) SLOUGH* dohz 2
7598 SADGE (5) Egads! Misshapen Twitch emote (5) SADGE* dohz 2
7756 PEASANT (7) Farmer kindly scrubbing tail of bull (7) P(-_l)EASANT dohz 2
7766 TALK SHOP (4, 4) Spooner’s surprise summit to discuss work (4, 4) “shock top” spoonerism dohz 2
7827 UFO (3) Alien spacecraft sighted in Beaufort (3) _UFO_ dohz 2
7866 SORBET (6) Ready-to-eat ball! (6) S(ORB)ET

&lit
dohz 2
7875 FAFF (4) Dawdle in self-affirmation (4) _F AFF_ dohz 2
7909 ICHOR (5) Which organ stores the blood of gods? (5) _ICH OR_ dohz 2
7918 HEAT (4) Sheath carries weaponry (4) _HEAT_

def = weaponry, as in “packing heat”
dohz 2
7934 CASTLE (6) Move king and rook left in rank (6) CAST(L)E dohz 2
7949 GUY (3) Oddly gaudy dude (3) G_U_Y dohz 2
8008 ANY BIRD WITH ENUM (3) Booby is a kind of bird (3) TIT ddef

resubmitted this clue solely for the clue id get
dohz 2
8031 TOBLERONE (9) To be “getting around”, left and right, one becomes a snack (9) TO+B(L)E+R+ONE

:flushed:
dohz 2
8033 NOIR (4) Evenly unholier and dark (4) _N_O_I_R dohz 2
8077 CARAMBOLA (9) 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
dohz 2
8116 SILPH (5) 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
dohz 2
8117 BURNOUT (7) 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
dohz 2
8128 CROQUIS (7) Sketch is scratchy, stressed differently (7) “croaky”…homophone? but you change which syllable is stressed dohz 2
8229 DOCTOR (6) Fudge treat (6) ddef

Fudge = def, as in tamper with
dohz 2
8276 ANY CLUE WHOSE WORDPLAY IS REVERSE LETTER BANK (?) Device to see source of every bit of senselessness (4) LENS reverse letter bank of “senselessness” dohz 2
8323 CALL IN (4, 2) Submit or rule? Quite similar, according to the reverend (4, 2) “law kin” spoonerism dohz 2
8325 DOPE (4) Suspend operations to hide drug (4) _D OPE_ dohz 2
8333 DOPE (4) Fool! Fool! Nothing for you (4) D(u->O)PE dohz 2
8376 CUTE MAGE (4, 4) Silent prison for the reverend puzzler (4, 4) “mute cage” spoonerism dohz 2
8380 RUM (3) Weird: Ass Has No Ass (3) RUM(-p) dohz 2
8387 THIRTY (6) Primarily ’tween hyphens, it represents the end of story! (6) (T_+H_+I_+R_+T_)+_Y

&lit
def refers to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/-30-
dohz 2
8389 NOSH (4) Snack eaten by Merino sheep (4) _NO SH_ dohz 2
8400 RAGTIME (7) For the reverend, attach verse to music (7) “tag rhyme” spoonerism dohz 2
8531 LOVERS (6) Devotees embodied by will over skill (6) _L OVER S_ dohz 2
8554 BORDER (6) Business’s first order: developing margin (6) B_+ORDER dohz 2
8555 BORDER (6) Hem back in layered robes (6) (_BOR DER_)< dohz 2
8563 PITY (4) Feel bad, or lean back and finally enjoy? (4) PIT<+_Y dohz 2
8576 SNOWSTORM OR SNOW STORM (9 OR 4, 5) Whiteout keeps standard, for Spooner (9) “stows norm” spoonerism dohz 2
8647 WET (3) Oddly, wheat is damp (3) W_E_T dohz 2
8716 CHURRO (6) Without stopping, rush into company for fried pastry (6) C(HURR(-y))O dohz 2
8787 TRIMP OR TRIMPING (5 OR 8) Cut quietly and maneuver in a video game (5) TRIM+P dohz 2
8806 THYMINE (7) Building block of life found in healthy minerals (7) _THY MINE_ dohz 2
8807 THYMINE (7) A partner of disguised hitmen taking your head? (7) TH(Y_)MINE*

A partner = def, as in the “partner” of adenine, abbreviated as A
dohz 2
8824 MODEL (5) Ideal spot for the audience (5) “mottle” homophone…if you squint dohz 2
8953 ANY VARIATION OF PATIENCE/SOLITAIRE (?) Web designer again falls back (6) SPIDER<

again falls = REDIPS
dohz 2
9026 CHAPARRAL (9) Man on a railroad over a large shrubland (9) CHAP+A+RR+A+L dohz 2
9034 RATIO (5) Own someone on Twitter via endless discourse (5) (-o)RATIO(-n) dohz 2
9037 LANCE (5) Surgical tool found at back of ambulance (5) _LANCE dohz 2
9057 ROTOM (5) Pokémon’s time in space (5) RO(T)OM dohz 2
9068 BOLD (4) Vivid blue and gray (4) B+OLD dohz 2
9425 FEINT (5) Cover iron with tin alloy (5) FE+(INT*)

def = Cover, as in pretense
dohz 2
9497 FAIL-DEADLY (4-6) A day filled to explode, encouraging deterrence in nuclear warfare (4-6) (FAIL DEADLY)* dohz 2
9580 TRIFLE (6) Awkwardly flirt with enemy leader, providing cake (6) TRIFL*+E_ dohz 2
9598 TRIFLE (6) Group of three going from quiet to loud for dessert (6) TRI(p->F)LE dohz 2
10054 WATER (5) Server, take out one drink (5) WA(-i)TER dohz 2
10201 EXCISE (6) ✂😵🔊 (6) “x eyes” homophone

might not appear correct depending on how this is rendered on your device
dohz 2
5444 DIAGONALISATION (15) Mona Lisa loses head, splitting on a digit-scrambled matrix conversion (15) Mona Lisa loses head = (-m)ONALISA
splitting = insertion indicator
on a digit-scrambled = DIAGTION*
matrix conversion = def
dohz 1
5446 DETAIL(S) (6 OR 7) Military group buried in cadet ailments (6) _DET AIL_ dohz 1
5467 PERIHELION (10) 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
dohz 1
5476 CAMEMBERT (9) A French commune came with Umberto, heading off with no footing (9) CAME+(-u)MBERT(-o) dohz 1
5528 INTERESTING (11) Exciting to be relaxing after endless winter (11) (-w)INTE(-r)+RESTING dohz 1
5547 LAWYER (6) Not a problem to get framed by real backwards attorney (6) LA(WY)ER<

Not a problem = you’re welcome = YW
(thanks to deus for punching up this part of clue)
dohz 1
5558 ANSWER (6) A compass points right to the solution (6) A+NSWE+R dohz 1
5560 ANSWER (6) Samaritans were embodying what’s right (6) _ANS WER_ dohz 1
5562 MAKE DO (4, 2) Male baker unwrapped dough without complaint to survive (4, 2) M+(-b)AKE(-r)+DO(-ugh) dohz 1
5563 SILENCE (7) License to edit and censor (7) SILENCE* dohz 1
5564 PROJECTION (10) First time means jack in insurance estimate (10) PRO(t->J)ECTION dohz 1
5565 PERPENDICULAR (13) For each awaiting, short of a pair, rimless eyepieces are steep (13) PER+PENDI(-ng)+(-o)CULAR(-s) dohz 1
5596 FAKE (4) Frankie, oddly, is not real (4) F_A_K_E dohz 1
5614 SPOON-FEED (5-4) Spoil a prank with a desire to twist where the ends meet (5-4) Spoil = def
a prank with a desire = SPOOF+NEED
to twist where the ends meet = transpose last letter of SPOOF with first letter of NEED
dohz 1
5624 PRAXIS (6) Praise cut short, interrupted by a kiss to get action (6) PRA(X)IS(-e) dohz 1
5626 PRAXIS (6) Uprise to shed limits and take up a weapon for direct action (6) (-u)PR(AX)IS(-e) dohz 1
5648 AAA (3) Scream for blood, blood, blood (3) A+A+A dohz 1
5702 LUCIFER (7) Unlucky at heart if hesitation leads to Venus appearing before sunrise (7) _LUC_+IF+ER dohz 1
5713 III (3) The third looks sick in another case (3) “III” in all caps can look like “Ill” in title case dohz 1
5738 DEFINITION (10) Feedback: without energy in it, I only partially got the description (10) DE(-e)F<+IN+IT+I+ON_ dohz 1
5758 HEMLOCK (7) Poison is secure after returning neutral response (7) HEM<+LOCK dohz 1
5776 GOOSE EGG (5, 3) Goes to provide everything needed for nothing at all (5, 3) “Goes” letter bank dohz 1
5799 ELBOW (5) Reel back, losing half a heart to a shove (5) ELB(-b)OW<

losing half a heart = delete one of the two middle letters
dohz 1
5858 BIDEN (5) President is sloppy in bed (5) BIDEN*

why
dohz 1
5860 BIDEN (5) Crushed in endless debt for president (5) BIDEN(-t)* dohz 1
5872 DOLLOP (6) Serving to perform fifty-fifty operation (6) DO+L+L+OP dohz 1
5907 ERA (3) Regularly begroan age (3) _E_R_A_ dohz 1
5944 IXPOWHXQELZTBUMXDS (18) Laughing for some wi-fi password (18) ddef dohz 1
5980 DIME Alternative medicine half-off for ten cents (4) DIME(-cine)* dohz 1
5981 NONSENSE (8) Drivel produced by repeatedly picked bits from nose (8) “nose” letter bank dohz 1
6026 BAD (3) Troubadour held a Michael Jackson performance (3) _BAD_ dohz 1
6047 CLINOMANIA (10) Trimmed snow-man, amid 152°, meets with a morbid sleepiness (10) CLI((-s)NO(-w)+MAN)I+A dohz 1
6057 WIND-UP (4-2) Sweep down and up like clockwork (4-2) WIN+D+UP dohz 1
6065 NASDAQ (6) Market disruption of sand by a couple of aquariums (6) NASD*+AQ_ dohz 1
6077 AGED RUM (4, 3) Spirit: “Murder most foul, crowned with silver” (4, 3) AG+(EDRUM(-r)*)

Murder most foul = MURDE(-r)*
crowned with silver = AG on top (down clue only)
dohz 1
6080 TITTLE (6) Shred a bit of turkey and let it mix (6) T_+(ITTLE*) dohz 1
6083 INTESTINES (10) Einstein wanders around state, developing guts (10) INTE(ST)INES* dohz 1
6109 LAUREN (6) Herring initially nibbles after lure, trapping one (6) L(A)URE+N_

lauren herring is a former tennis player
dohz 1
6111 AGGREGATING (11) Greg is in Georgia, surrounded by giant, riotous gathering (11) A(G(GREG)A)TING*

the saga of GregCon continues
dohz 1
6120 ANY CLUE (?) A little bit returned for a cat’s mouth? (1) 3

A little bit = ε
a cat = :3, so its mouth = 3

what are you talking about, “3” can serve as a clue in many puzzles, such as tapa, slitherlink, skyscrapers…
dohz 1
6153 QUESTION MARK OR ? (8 4 or 1) Capital / mistake? (1) ddef

Capital / = ?, as in “/” typed with the shift key held down
mistake = ?, as in chess notation
dohz 1
6173 PARSIMONY (9) I’m surrounded by fire in evacuated property for economy (9) P_(ARS(IM)ON)_Y dohz 1
6178 RUBIK'S CUBE (6, 4) 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
dohz 1
6218 KVETCH (6) Carve after the fifth king returns to complain (6) (K+V)<+ETCH

the fifth = V
dohz 1
6220 REPRESENTATIVE (14) Winding serpent infiltrates artist—losing head is typical (14) (-c)RE(PRESENT*)ATIVE

artist = CREATIVE (noun)
dohz 1
6231 SONDER (6) Social epiphany scattering drones (6) SONDER* dohz 1
6244 BANK (4) Rub ankle, squeezing mound (4) _B ANK_ dohz 1
6245 BONE (4) Completely regular brownies (4) B_O_N_E_

def = Completely, as in “bone tired”

yes, officer, these are completely regular brownies
dohz 1
6251 BONE (4) Ivory and ebony mostly mixed (4) BONE(-y)* dohz 1
6253 UPGRADE (7) University graduate in physical education improvement (7) U+P(GRAD)E dohz 1
6279 MONDRIAN (8) Spooner’s drawn me on painting (8) “drawn me on” spoonerism lmao i couldn’t figure how to not just give that directly dohz 1
6281 GNEISS (6) Rock is pleasing to the ear (6) “nice” homophone dohz 1
6296 GOODBYE (7) Leave. Do return by the start of evening. Farewell. (7) GO+(OD<)+BY+E_ dohz 1
6299 URL (3) curly braces address (3) _URL_

“recent google search”
dohz 1
6304 PRODUCE (7) Stick skewering dark pink fruits and vegetables (7) P(ROD)UCE dohz 1
6314 XEROX (5) God of love endlessly after a kiss, and a kiss, and reproduction (5) X+ERO(-s)+X dohz 1
6321 THROUGH (7) Past is passed, by the sound of it (7) passed, by the sound of it = homophone of “threw”, as in “the player passed/threw the ball” dohz 1
6388 ANY CLUE THAT USES A CHESS ABBREVIATION (?) Ballad of knight in shining armor taking ogre’s head (4) S_(O_)(N)_G dohz 1
6406 FIREFLY (7) Tiredly trading time and distance each for family’s first highlight of the summer (7) (t->F_)IRE(d->F_)LY

highlight of the summer = def
dohz 1
6430 MULLIGAN (8) Think again, start off confused, try again (8) MULL+((-a)IGAN*) dohz 1
6438 FRICASSEE (9) Meat dish is Central Africa’s, seemingly (9) _FRICAS SEE_ dohz 1
6453 STATE OF THE ART (5, 2, 3, 3) Modern taste losing focus in gentle spirit (5, 2, 3, 3) S(TA(-s)TE)OFT+HEART dohz 1
6505 HOOSEGOW (8) Elect to abandon leader and go wherever at first is cooler (8) (-c)HOOSE+GO+W_

def = cooler (slang)
dohz 1
6529 ZARF (4) Cup holder of bizarre center and leakproof base (4) _ZAR_+_F dohz 1
6586 DECENT (6) Decode centrist: secretly right? (6) _DE CENT_ dohz 1
6622 INFEST (6) Overrun police chief moves back a couple steps (6) police = FINEST, as in slang (“New York’s finest”)
chief moves back a couple steps = first letter moves two steps toward the back
dohz 1
6636 WEED (4) Recreational drug evens out weekend (4) W_E_E_D dohz 1
6659 ANY CLUE WHOSE ANSWER IS A PREVIOUS CONTEST WITH 0 ENTRIES (?) For Spooner, fellow's fly is where you can see brief images (8) “chap’s gnat” spoonerism dohz 1
6670 RING (4) Gang’s wicked grin (4) RING* dohz 1
6672 RING (4) “Hug!” [cringes internally] (4) _RING_ dohz 1
6677 MOIST (5) I enter Missouri State drenched (5) MO+(I)+ST dohz 1
6695 TANG (4) Kick back in soothing nature (4) (_TAN G_)<

def = Kick, as in “this food has some kick to it”
dohz 1
6717 ANY CLUE WHOSE ANSWER IS A BOARD/CARD GAME (?) 1+0! (3) UN+O

&lit
1 = UN, as in “that’s a big un”
0 = O
1+0 = 1 = UNO

factorial jokesters get the :rolled_up_newspaper:
dohz 1
6719 ANY CLUE WHOSE ANSWER IS A BOARD/CARD GAME (?) Draw a card if hogs run wild (2, 4) (GO FISH)* dohz 1
6722 ANY CLUE WHOSE ANSWER IS A BOARD/CARD GAME (?) Church-attending unscathed rally (9) _CATHED RAL_ dohz 1
6723 SNAP (4) Tip of nail stuck in drain crack (4) S(N_)AP dohz 1
6730 TARTARE (7) Start a restaurant featuring raw cuisine (7) _TART A RE_ dohz 1
6751 SECOND DOSE (6, 4) “Another shot! SOS!” encoded, garbled (6, 4) (SECOND DOSE)* dohz 1
6761 ANNIVERSARY (11) Democrat is winning, essentially, during opponent’s celebration (11) A(d->_NNI_)VERSARY dohz 1
6777 RAMUNE (6) Add uranium to mixed ramen for a carbonated refreshment (6) RAM(U)NE* dohz 1
6779 SYNTAX ERROR (6, 5) Broadcaster of the price of evildoing heard to be why the program won’t compile (6, 5) “sin tax airer” homophone dohz 1
6781 PER SE (3, 2) “Essentially” supersedes “intrinsically” (3, 2) _PERSE_ dohz 1
6785 VERTIGO (7) Feeling dizzy, it retreated into wild grove (7) VER(TI<)GO* dohz 1
6794 ASTRID (6) Queen of the Belgians aboard last ride (6) _AST RID_ dohz 1
6805 I M PEI (1, 1, 3) Oddly, I am a poetic architect (1, 1, 3) I_M_P_E_I_ dohz 1
6806 BASH (4) Blow in tuba sharply (4) _BA SH_ dohz 1
6823 PECCADILLO (10) Accept excluded outsiders—in return, I’ll get in trouble for delinquency (10) (-t)PECC(-a)<+AD(ILL)O dohz 1
6858 ABOUT (5) Close to neighbor, filled with love (5) AB(O)UT dohz 1
6862 ANY D&D RELATED CLUE/ANSWER (?) Reassembled a yurt (lawn tent) to critical success (7, 6) (NATURAL TWENTY)* dohz 1
6958 BOCCE (5) Sport is poorly done, reportedly (5) “botchy” homophone dohz 1
7017 PEORIA (6) Avant-garde opera captures one city in Illinois (6) PEOR(I)A* dohz 1
7024 TILL (4) Dig in until late (4) _TIL L_ dohz 1
7025 CATERWAUL (9) Shrill noise from cold water mixed with gold and a bit of lead (9) C+(ATERW*)+AU+L_ dohz 1
7029 L1K (3) Puzzler loses heart before king puzzler (3) L(-5)1+K dohz 1
7036 DIVINE (6) Foresee the leader of Men in pieces, embraced by death in turn (6) D(m->IVI)NE<

Foresee = def
the leader of Men = M
in pieces = M -> IVI
embraced by = insertion indicator
death = END
in turn = reversal indicator
dohz 1
7044 EXODUS (6) Former love regularly ignored drugs, leading to withdrawal (6) EX+O+D_U_S dohz 1
7091 ANTIMETABOLE (12) Nothing interrupts an agenda like a mix-up of the previous order (12) AN+TIMETAB(O)LE

Nothing = O
agenda = TIMETABLE
dohz 1
7112 NINE (4) Baseball team fills mezzanines (4) _NINE_ dohz 1
7119 AND-LIT (3-3) Clue for the reverend: “Drop the plane!” (3-3) “land it” spoonerism
not an &lit, but the ! wants to be there
dohz 1
7135 SCIOLISM OR SCIOLIST (8) Fraud solicits freely (8) SCIOLIST* dohz 1
7137 METROID (7) Creature weak to the cold walked around tip of iceberg, following me (7) ME+TRO(I_)D dohz 1
7160 TRIAL (5) Pilot Earhart finally returned home (5) _T+(RIAL<)

def = Pilot (adjective)
dohz 1
7195 SHANGRI-LA (7-2) Utopia built from cobbled ashlaring (7-2) SHANGRILA* dohz 1
7205 CHAMPORADO (10) 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”
dohz 1
7211 POPCORN (7) For the reverend, obtain erotica and movie snack (7) “cop porn” spoonerism dohz 1
7255 ANY CLUE WHERE EVERY WORD IS THE SAME LENGTH (?) Cali city amid very real mess: base over roof with each side same (11) Cali city = LA
amid = insertion indicator
very = QUITE
real mess = RALE*
base over roof = move bottom letter to top (down clue only)
with each side same = def

(E)+QUI(LA)TE+RAL(-e)*
dohz 1
7256 ANY CLUE WHERE EVERY WORD IS THE SAME LENGTH (?) Low-key (4) BASE ddef

Low = BASE, as in vulgar
key = BASE, as in fundamental
dohz 1
7268 GO BLIND (2, 5) Become unable to see Spooner’s light tie (2, 5) “glow bind” spoonerism dohz 1
7317 PWN (3) Regularly spewing beat (3) _P_W_N_ dohz 1
7383 GLOMP (5) Embrace warmth, flipping tail quietly (5) GLO(w->M)+P dohz 1
7386 HEATWAVE (8) Throw around a couple of twigs to create prolonged warmth (8) HE(A+TW_)AVE dohz 1
7414 PUNCHINGCATTO (13) Puzzler putting a conch in motion (13) PUNCHINGCATTO* dohz 1
7415 IVES (4) Livestream featuring football player (4) _IVES_ dohz 1
7416 MAD HATTER (3, 6) Puzzler possessed substance for Spooner (3, 6) “had matter” spoonerism dohz 1
7417 PI DAY (2, 3) I’d cut salary for an irrational occasion (2, 3) P(ID)AY dohz 1
7538 TARDIGRADE (10) Water bear to protect a business for the reverend (10) “guard a trade” spoonerism

iffy middle syllable, i know
dohz 1
7539 EN GARDE (2, 5) Get ready, Gengar! Start off with Dream Eater, at first (2, 5) (-g)ENGAR+(D_+E_)

not putting the target to sleep first smh
dohz 1
7580 SHTUM (5) Empty habitat in total quiet (5) S(H_T)UM dohz 1
7601 LEGEND (6) Fiction, for example, in supply (6) L(EG)END dohz 1
7725 ANY MUSICAL INSTRUMENT (?) Neighbor returns brass instrument (4) TUBA< dohz 1
7762 HEADS OR TAILS (5) Follows stories on the radio (5) “tales” homophone dohz 1
7765 HEADS OR TAILS (5) Starts throwing shade (5) HEADS* dohz 1
7767 ON THE EDGE (2, 3, 4) Minor won’t heed geezer, essentially (2, 3, 4) _ONT HEED GE_
def = Minor, as in marginal
dohz 1
7808 NADIR (5) I run after Dan, retreating to the lowest point (5) NAD<+I+R dohz 1
7868 SORBET (6) Brothers came back with alien treat (6) SORB<+ET dohz 1
7870 DORK (4) Fool’s gold stored in banks of Denmark (4) D_(OR)_K dohz 1
7880 GLARE (5) Light lager brewed (5) GLARE*

credit to frictionlessemu for punching up this clue
dohz 1
7963 ANY CLUE WHOSE ANSWER IS THE NUMBER OF LETTERS IT CONTAINS (?) Intrinsically trustworthy couple (3) _TWO_

IT contains two letters, so the answer must be TWO
dohz 1
7994 ANY BIRD WITH ENUM (3) Brock captured a legendary bird (3) _ROC_ dohz 1
7999 ANY BIRD WITH ENUM (3) A United Kingdom bird (3) A+UK dohz 1
8005 COMPLETE (8) Come around quietly and let’s wrap up (8) COM(P+LET)E dohz 1
8006 MST (3) Puzzler seen in Amsterdam (3) _MST_ dohz 1
8007 MST (3) Puzzler, turning 12: “Agh!” (3) “Agh” rot12

not an &lit etc. etc.
dohz 1
8034 NOIR (4) Black rhino agitated after losing tip of horn (4) NOIR(-h_)* dohz 1
8044 BETAVEROS (9) Puzzler’s organized voter base (9) BETAVEROS* dohz 1
8061 ASPHALT (7) Sticky, viscous substance produced from expressed butt crack (7) “ass fault” homophone

This Is My Worst One Yet
dohz 1
8069 CRANBERRY (9) Shout about mixing barren flavor of Sprite (9) CR(ANBERR*)Y
…alternatively, C(RANBER*)RY
dohz 1
8120 SOFTFRO (7) Puzzler frequently enters safe room, oddly (7) S_(OFT)F_R_O_ dohz 1
8131 LAUNDER (7) Clean uranium kept in space probe (7) LA(U)NDER dohz 1
8141 LMAO (4) OR (1, 1, 1, 1) www.lamia.com/odds (4) L_M_A_O_

www = def, as in the japanese text expression of laughter
dohz 1
8169 SUS OR SUSPICIOUS (3 OR 10) Mom’s turning 6? Doubtful (3) “Mom” rot6 dohz 1
8184 ZZXJOANW (8) 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.
dohz 1
8213 TWO (3) Couple can be log-rolling by 8 (3) “log” rot8 dohz 1
8246 BICKER (6) Argue amid acerbic kerfuffle (6) _BIC KER_ dohz 1
8266 WALTZ (5) Disney’s articulated dance (5) “walt’s” homophone dohz 1
8274 ANY CLUE USING PALINDROME WORDPLAY (?) Last letter delivered back and forth leisurely (4) “z” phonetic palindrome for EASY

def = leisurely (adjective)
dohz 1
8289 WORDLE (6) We received translation of Lord’s secret answer (6) W(ORDL*)E

in wordle, the “wordle” is the word you’re trying to guess, hence def = secret answer
dohz 1
8301 FNORD (5) Stomach-turning leaf is a latent source of unease (5) F(NOR<)D dohz 1
8302 NORTH (5) Back-talked authority to get up on the map (5) Back-talked authority = phonetic reversal of “throne”
up on the map = def
dohz 1
8303 SAVOIR FAIRE (6, 5) I savor recycling and clean energy, demonstrating discretion (6, 5) SAVOIR*+FAIR+E

discretion = def
dohz 1
8305 THE ABC'S (3, 3'1) Batches of sorted letters! (3, 3’1) (THE ABC’S)*

&lit
dohz 1
8324 KIRBY (5) Ape and dog live on the radio (5) “cur be” homophone

def = Ape, as in imitator/mimic
dohz 1
8339 DRAGON (6) Organ donor’s unique molecules developing lung, for one (6) “Organ donor” reverse letter bank

def = lung, for one, as in the chinese dragon
dohz 1
8353 SCRAP (5) Car crashed into shop’s sides, leading to fight (5) S_(CRA*)_P dohz 1
8401 NOSH (4) Chuck and Sean played back on the radio (4) “Sean” phonetic reversal

def = Chuck, as in us slang for food
dohz 1
8476 TAX (3) Fee t joining boot (3) T+AX

def = Fee
t = T
boot = AX, as in to dismiss

your honor as you can see a hair space character separates “Fee” and “t” THEREFORE the clue is NOT elision THE DEFENSE RESTS
dohz 1
8497 TAKE A BREATHER (4, 1, 8) Destroy an infant’s toy? According to the reverend, stop! (4, 1, 8) “break a teether” spoonerism

not an &lit etc. etc.
dohz 1
8538 ENCHANTMENT (11) Ren-chan™ enters, exhibiting charm (11) _EN CHAN TM ENT_ dohz 1
8564 PITY (4) [Clue about your first regret] (4) PIT<+Y_

practically identical wp to the last submission, i know
dohz 1
8565 PITY (4) Shame is sharp, cutting both old and new (4) P(-o)I(-n)TY dohz 1
8605 SCREE (5) Discreetly collecting a bunch of rocks (5) _SCREE_ dohz 1
8770 BLEEP (5) Shave back behind entrance to bathroom to cover for something indecent (5) B_+LEEP<

cover for something indecent = def
dohz 1
8852 ANY ANAGRAMLESS CLUE WITH AN ANSWER THAT IS 15+ LETTERS LONG (?) Spooner’s trials and struggles producing a Western film (5, 3, 7) BOOTS AND SADDLES spoonerism of “suits and battles” dohz 1
8879 REIGN (5) Sway back in swing I erected (5) (_RE I GN_)< dohz 1
8939 REPORT (6) Sent up media wiki contributor’s statement (6) TROPER<

media wiki contributor = TROPER, as in one who contributes to the media wiki tv tropes
dohz 1
8948 ANY VARIATION OF PATIENCE/SOLITAIRE (?) From behind, evenly approach stringed instrument (4) H_A_R_P_< dohz 1
8949 ANY VARIATION OF PATIENCE/SOLITAIRE (?) Win as quietly as an insect (4) W+AS+P dohz 1
9010 MAESTRO (7) Steam locomotive starts to run over conductor (7) MAEST*+(R_+O_) dohz 1
9015 RAREBIT (7) Arbiter cooked British dish (7) RAREBIT* dohz 1
9022 PLAUDIT (7) Emptied pool, upon inspection, generates approval (7) P_L+AUDIT dohz 1
9170 OSTRICH (7) O Christ! Crazed bird! (7) O+STRICH*

not an &lit
dohz 1
9198 APRON (5) Garment worn while cooking ora-pro-nobis, essentially (5) _A PRO N_ dohz 1
9237 GARBAGE (7) Refuse to boast about progress (7) GARB<+AGE dohz 1
9265 ERROR (5) Fear losing time to mistake (5) (-t)ERROR dohz 1
9304 VAMP (4) Refurbish halfway depleted lava lamp (4) (-la)VA+(-la)MP dohz 1
9350 FISHING (7) Selfish ingrates to keep searching (7) _FISH ING_ dohz 1
9424 ANTHEM (6) Plan the music to carry a song (6) _AN THE M_ dohz 1
9438 DIDACTIC (8) Achieved a passing grade, bolstered by essentials of substitute teacher’s teaching (8) DID+A+C+(_TI_+_C_) dohz 1
9444 ANY CLUE WITH ITS WORDS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER (?) ANY CLUE CRUDELY DESCRIBING *SING* WITHOUT YIELD (?) (11) UNCEA(SING)LY*

ANY CLUE CRUDELY = UNCEALY*
DESCRIBING = containment indicator
WITHOUT YIELD = def
dohz 1
9481 SPATCHCOCK (10) Split up and seize the Vulcan, as ordered by the reverend (10) “catch spock” spoonerism

def = Split up, as in preparing poultry to be cooked
dohz 1
9583 TRIFLE (6) Treat to treat lightly (6) ddef

i wonder if this water from the same well
dohz 1
10075 DINT (4) Vested interest keeping impression (4) _D INT_ dohz 1
10103 HIJACK (6) Rob a truck, say hello, meeting the guy running this site (5) HI+JACK

Rob a truck, say = def
hello = HI
the guy running this site = JACK
dohz 1
10108 TAPE (4) Drain energy strip (4) TAP+E dohz 1
10110 PEAT (4) Gym class: a time for turf (4) PE+A+T dohz 1
10241 TRUSS (5) Bundle Starbursts evenly (5) _T_R_U_S_S dohz 1
5421 BEGINNING (9) Genesis for example in throwing away (9) B(EG)INNING dohz 0
5433 DETAIL(S) (6 OR 7) Fine points to be dined in, slipped retreating (7) D(ETA)ILS<

dined = ATE
slipped = SLID
dohz 0
5439 DENTAL FLOSS (6, 5) Oral filament fastens doll loosely (6, 5) (DENTAL FLOSS)* dohz 0
5450 MYST (4) Openings of yellow stone in Montana lead to hidden island (4) M(Y_+S_)T dohz 0
5453 OSSOFF (6) Senate hopeful recomposed so-so fortissimo (6) OSSO*+FF dohz 0
5536 COMMENCED (9) Carbon-copied around half of a German welcome to be initiated (9) C((-willk)OMMEN)CED dohz 0
5546 FERROUS (7) Containing iron extracted from aquifer rousing (7) _FER ROUS_ dohz 0
5556 FOUND (5) Launch detected (5) ddef dohz 0
5559 SILENCE (7) Left halfway in because of the lack of audio (7) SI(LE(-ft))NCE dohz 0
5571 INSTITUTE (9) Idol takes time to lose sizable heart for a bit of influence, following trendy society (9) IN+ST(a->I)TU(T)E dohz 0
5577 CELLAR DOOR (6, 4) It’s the sweetest-sounding sell, heard or said (6, 4) “sell, heard or” homophone, kinda

It’s the sweetest-sounding = def
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phonaesthetics#Cellar_door
dohz 0
5580 BOUGIE (6) You entered a swamp that is splashy (6) BO(U)G+IE

def = splashy, as in ostentatious
dohz 0
5582 MYSTERY (7) My upholstery wore down halfway; for what I don’t know (7) MY+(-uphol)STERY dohz 0
5583 MYSTERY (7) Secret ability to eat its own tail (losing a bit of ass as well) (7) M(-a)(Y)STERY dohz 0
5593 WHINGE (6) Gripe and grumble about, starting to groan (6) WHIN(G)E dohz 0
5728 CONNECTOR (9) Retcon elements used repetitively to form a link (9) “Retcon” letter bank dohz 0
5739 BLURSED (7) Drained/consumed purse’s contents, for better/worse (7) BL(_URS_)ED dohz 0
5778 ELBOW (5) Spooner’s shout for a joint (5) “bellow” spoonerism dohz 0
5789 CELLIST (7) Crew oddly still at sea for a performer of music (7) C_E_+(LLIST*)

beware the siren song
dohz 0
5798 MISLED (6) Misguided, backwards segment of Supermodel Simulator (6) (_MIS LED_)< dohz 0
5810 WILDCARD (8) Cryptically clued RCAD*, say? (8) Cryptically clued RCAD = “wildcard” reverse cryptic
*, say = def (“*” is a wildcard character)

Local Puzzler Submits Reverse Cryptic That Also Features Elision, Is Arrested
dohz 0
5833 OOO (3) Score of nothing three times in a row leads to a win in tic-tac-toe (3) O+O+O dohz 0
5889 ACCIACCATURA (12) Ornamental note composed of recycled bits of Urtica (12) “Urtica” letter bank dohz 0
5908 CANCUN (6) Republican cunningly touring beach resort (6) _CAN CUN_ dohz 0
6056 WIND-UP (4-2) Preparation and conclusion (4-2) ddef dohz 0
6090 JUMENTOUS (9) Jack up menus, about to stale (9) J+U+MEN(TO)US dohz 0
6113 ANY CLUE WHOSE SURFACE IS A STRING OF SEVEN OR MORE EMOJI (?) :hole: :no_entry_sign: :clock: <:Kappa:394502913428291604> :one: :socks: :heavy_minus_sign: :foot: :hugging: :hotel: <:pikashock:566310516793016330> :waning_crescent_moon: :nine: :waxing_crescent_moon: PI(-t)+K+A+S(H)OCK(-s)

🕳🚫🕰 = PI(-t)
:Kappa: = K
1️⃣ = A
🧦➖🦶🤗🏨 = S(H)OCK(-s)
:pikashock: = def
🌘9️⃣🌒 = enum
dohz 0
6116 ANY CLUE WHOSE SURFACE IS A STRING OF SEVEN OR MORE EMOJI (?) :knot: :speech_balloon: :four_leaf_clover: :hugging: <:keke:561239540241793035> :broken_heart: :inbox_tray: :id: <:notlikeduck:610368846712537109> :waning_crescent_moon: :pause_button: :waxing_crescent_moon: NOT+L(I(K(-ek)E)D)UCK

🪢💬 = NOT homophone
🍀 = LUCK
🤗 = containing
:keke:💔 = K(-ek)E
📥 = inserted in
🆔 = ID
:notlikeduck: = def
🌘⏸🌒 = enum
dohz 0
6124 DAM (3) Hold back from voicing a curse (3) “damn” homophone dohz 0
6132 CENTAUR (7) Legendary creature right after copper and gold (7) CENT+AU+R dohz 0
6133 DAM (3) Stop ten meters (3) ddef

ten meters = decameter = DAM
dohz 0
6211 MOON MOON (4, 4) Spooner’s subsatellite is an old meme (4, 4) spoonerism of… “moonmoon”… wait… dohz 0
6252 BONE (4) Cenobite held back part of body (4) _BONE_< dohz 0
6298 URL (3) Up, right, then left to reach address (3) U+R+L dohz 0
6337 CAW (3) Win one hundred in return for a call (3) (C+A+W)< dohz 0
6365 SOLUBLE (7) Lady initially wears loose blouse, easily dispersed (7) SO(L_)UBLE*
…alternatively, SOLUB(L_)E*
dohz 0
6472 ANY INFINITE STRING (♾️) -- https://cryptics.jackbrounstein.com/contest/1377-any-infinite-string?highlight=6472#clue6472 New submission for ANY INFINITE STRING (♾️): -- https://cryptics.jackbrounstein.com/contest/1377-any-infinite-string?highlight=6472#clue6472 New submission for ANY INFINITE STRING (♾️): -- https://cryptics.jackbrounstein.com/contest/1377-any-infinite-string?highlight=6472#clue6472 New submission for ANY INFINITE STRING (♾️): -- https://cryptics.jackbrounstein.com/contest/1377-any-infinite-string?highlight=6472#clue6472 New submission for ANY INFINITE STRING (♾️): -- https://cryptics.jackbrounstein.com/contest/1377-any-infinite-string?highlight=6472#clue6472 New submission for ANY INFINITE STRING (♾️): -- https://cryptics.jackbrounstein.com/contest/1377-any-infinite-string?highlight=6472#clue6472 New submission for ANY INFINITE STRING (♾️): -- https://cryptics.jackbrounstein.com/contest/1377-any-infinite-string?highlight=6472#clue6472 New submission for ANY INFINITE STRING (♾️): -- https://cryptics.jackbrounstein.com/contest/1377-any-infinite-string?highlight=6472#clue6472 New submission for ANY INFINITE STRING (♾️): -- https://cryptics.jackbrounstein.com/contest/1377-any-infinite-string?highlight=6472#clue6472 New submission for ANY INFINITE STRING (♾️): New submission for ANY INFINITE STRING (♾️): -- https://cryptics.jackbrounstein.com/contest/1377-any-infinite-string?highlight=6472#clue6472 New submission for ANY INFINITE STRING (♾️): -- https://cryptics.jackbrounstein.com/contest/1377-any-infinite-string?highlight=6472#clue6472 New submission for ANY INFINITE STRING (♾️): -- https://cryptics.jackbrounstein.com/contest/1377-any-infinite-string?highlight=6472#clue6472 New submission for ANY INFINITE STRING (♾️): -- https://cryptics.jackbrounstein.com/contest/1377-any-infinite-string?highlight=6472#clue6472 New submission for ANY INFINITE STRING (♾️): -- https://cryptics.jackbrounstein.com/contest/1377-any-infinite-string?highlight=6472#clue6472 New submission for ANY INFINITE STRING (♾️): -- https://cryptics.jackbrounstein.com/contest/1377-any-infinite-string?highlight=6472#clue6472 New submission for ANY INFINITE STRING (♾️): -- https://cryptics.jackbrounstein.com/contest/1377-any-infinite-string?highlight=6472#clue6472 New submission for ANY INFINITE STRING (♾️): -- https://cryptics.jackbrounstein.com/contest/1377-any-infinite-string?highlight=6472#clue6472 New submission for ANY INFINITE STRING (♾️): -- https://cryptics.jackbrounstein.com/contest/1377-any-infinite-string?highlight=6472#clue6472 New submission for ANY INFINITE STRING (♾️): -- https://cryptics.jackbrounstein.com/contest/1377-any-infinite-string?highlight=6472#clue6472 dohz 0
6474 FIDGET (6) Jiggle gizmo, head becoming full (6) (w->F)IDGET dohz 0
6481 PERSONALIZED OPTIONS REWARDS TIER (12, 7, 7, 4) Topaz swindler has all the necessary bits for Carl-bot’s latest scheme (12, 7, 7, 4) “Topaz swindler” letter bank dohz 0
6488 KNAPP DANEBEN (5, 7) Ben went back and forth after very quietly filling a dank recess to a close miss (5, 7) Ben went back and forth = NEBEN palindrome
after = position indicator
very quietly = PP
filling = insertion indicator
a dank recess = (KNAD+A)<
a close miss = def

(KNA(PP)D+A)<+(>NEBEN<)
dohz 0
6499 SPHINGES (8) Mythical creatures roll around hot grease regularly (8) SP(H)IN+G_E_S_ dohz 0
6528 PLUMB BOB (5, 3) Start to launch uranium bomb, roughly encased in lead weight (5, 3) P(L_+U+(MBBO*))B dohz 0
6538 GRIMALKIN (9) King dances around beheaded old witch (9) G((-p)RIMAL)KIN* dohz 0
6611 WEED (4) We’d received a bit of ecstasy and marijuana (4) WE(E_)D
…alternatively, W(E_)ED
dohz 0
6613 WEED (4) Small dick drug (4) WEE+D

i’m sorry
dohz 0
6618 OMEGA MART (5, 4) In Oregon, Maine, Georgia, Massachusetts, and the tip of Texas is a surreal supermarket (5, 4) O(ME+GA+MA)R+T_ dohz 0
6650 RING (4) Loop pool (4) ddef

pool = RING, as in price ring (obscure def, i know)
dohz 0
6666 CHRYSALISM (10) Timeless crystal contains hydrogen, iodine, sulfur, and a bit of magnesium, forming a strange tranquility (10) C(H)RYS(-t)AL+I+S+M_ dohz 0
6667 FACTORIAL (9) Product featured in *Manufactoria* level (9) _FACTORIA L_ dohz 0
6721 ANY CLUE WHOSE ANSWER IS A BOARD/CARD GAME (?) Mills six steps to the right, feeling pity (5) SORRY rot6 of “Mills” dohz 0
6772 MAGNETAR (8) Center of much attraction to get in MAGA rally, at first (8) MAG(NET)A+R_ dohz 0
6782 PER SE (3, 2) Color in essence (3, 2) ddef

color = PERSE
dohz 0
6795 ASTRID (6) Norwegian princess reorganized triads (6) ASTRID* dohz 0
6796 PER SE (3, 2) Soft poetry taking the edge off by itself (3, 2) P+(-v)ERSE dohz 0
6822 PLETHORA (8) Kazaaakpleth or Ariadne saves many (8) _PLETH OR A_

yet another hidden lmao
play into the breach
dohz 0
6918 NO WAY (2, 3) I can’t believe it’s covered in snow, aye? (2, 3) _NOW AY_

I can’t believe it = def
dohz 0
6932 CHOUSE (6) Trick hidden in Chinchou’s electricity (6) _CHOUS E_ dohz 0
6949 HAND-WAVY (4-4) Hydrogen and tungsten are viable, yet primarily lacking in rigor (4-4) H+AND+W+(A_+V_+Y_) dohz 0
6959 BRUH (4) Dude evens out borough (4) B_R_U_H dohz 0
6988 CALICA (6) Supervocalic “ambidextrous” captures puzzler (6) _CALIC A_ dohz 0
7022 K-I-S-S-I-N-G (1-1-1-1-1-1-1) King Sis remixed a playground song (1-1-1-1-1-1-1) KISSING* dohz 0
7054 YOUR FAVORITE FOOD (?) Background actor heard to be trouble (4) “supe” homophone (slang for supernumerary)

def = trouble, as in “in the soup”
dohz 0
7058 52 (2 OR 5-3) Untouchable couple going back and forth (2) palindrome…kinda

def = Untouchable (52 is an untouchable number)
couple = 2
going back and forth = 5 and 2 (the digital representation of 2 backwards is 5)
dohz 0
7079 DOOZY (5) Dizzy at first, then dizzy not at first for something extraordinary (5) D_+(-w)OOZY dohz 0
7178 FUN FACT (3, 4) Peacekeepers in *Final Fantasy Origins* show a bit of trivia (3, 4) (F_+(UN)+F_)+ACT dohz 0
7201 MELLOW (6) Soft sound of a cat swallowing half of pill (6) ME((-pi)LL)OW dohz 0
7215 DESPERADO (9) Outlaw’s run with trouble after chaotic speed (9) DESPE*+R+ADO dohz 0
7216 THERIANTHROPE (13) Thin hope Terra reforms for Beast Boy, say (13) THERIANTHROPE* dohz 0
7248 BREADTH (7) The drab, dreadful extent (7) BREADTH* dohz 0
7316 E. COLI OR ESCHERICHIA COLI (1. 4 OR 11, 4) Source of much gut pain within Charlotte Coliseum (1. 4) _E COLI_ dohz 0
7399 TWO-BIT (3-3) For Spooner, start that thing cheap (3-3) “boot it” spoonerism dohz 0
7403 IVES (4) Composer is around outskirts of Venice (4) I(V_E)S dohz 0
7613 CASE (4) Oddly classier suit (4) C_A_S_E_ dohz 0
7631 IHNN (6) Puzzler oddly lacking lightning (4) _I_H_N_N_

i have no lightning
dohz 0
7634 SINK (4) Dip last of octopus ink (4) _S+INK dohz 0
7682 TAPA (4) By ear, overcome a logic puzzle (4) “top a” homophone dohz 0
7753 GIRAFFE (7) Mammal’s mistake to ingest iridium (7) G(IR)AFFE dohz 0
7760 SCRIVENER (9) Small, cold river swallows English writer (9) S+C+RIV(EN)ER

the strid strikes again
dohz 0
7761 GIF (3) Moving image of grief at odds (3) G_I_F dohz 0
7769 KOALA (5) Knock out in the manner of a marsupial (5) KO+ALA dohz 0
7812 HANDSHAKE (9) Hot and quiet body of water without entrance or way of introduction (9) H+AND+SH+(-l)AKE

way of introduction = def
dohz 0
7897 MERLOT (6) Varietal ingredient of gamer lotion (6) _MER LOT_ dohz 0
7905 FORTIFY (7) False or true? If yes, hold up (7) F+OR+T+IF+Y dohz 0
7911 BLIMOUSEALERRE (14) Aloe + mulberries blended for an English concoction (14) BLIMOUSEALERRE* dohz 0
7912 LSD (3) Regularly closed drug (3) _L_S_D dohz 0
7932 SLASH (5) Burnt residue after evacuating school =/ (5) S(-choo)L+ASH

= = connector
/ = def
dohz 0
7933 META (4) Beyond Meat alternative (4) META* dohz 0
7977 A-OK (1-2) Koala, losing a left, returns all right (1-2) A(-la)OK< dohz 0
7995 ANY BIRD WITH ENUM (3) Bird is regularly immoral (3) _M_O_A_

:honk:
dohz 0
8015 AKKALA (6) Hyrule region’s king pinched by a koala, losing ring (6) A+(K)+K(-o)ALA dohz 0
8099 KACHINA (7) Sound of money cut short by a Native American spirit (7) KACHIN(-g)+A dohz 0
8206 PLOTZ (5) Drop plans over the phone (5) “plots” homophone dohz 0
8219 DISCORDANT ANT (10, 3 OR 13) In a cryptic, Nat becomes a puzzler (10, 3) reverse cryptic dohz 0
8308 NAIAD (5) Diana’s swimming like a maiden of the water (5) NAIAD*

a maiden of the water = def
dohz 0
8332 DOPE (4) Hodge Podge holds back idiot (4) (_DOP E_)<

surface is a reference to the adventure zone
dohz 0
8358 DONJON (6) Wear jester’s cap before performing for heart of the castle (6) DON+J_+ON dohz 0
8556 TRENCHCOAT (10) Encroach awkwardly into middle of fitted garment (10) _T(RENCHCOA*)T_ dohz 0
8717 CHURRO (6) Cherry changes vowels, becoming fair food (6) CH(e->U)RR(y->O)

is this wp fair? the substitute vowels are unspecified but the pool of possibilities feels reasonably small to begin with
dohz 0
8771 OWL (3) Night flier sent back plywood regularly (3) _O_W_L_< dohz 0
8818 NOTA BENE (4, 4) Acknowledge contents of can o' TaB Energy (4, 4) _N O TAB ENE_ dohz 0
8878 LINTEL (6) In a cryptic, tell support (6) “l in tel” reverse cryptic dohz 0
8895 SPRAY (5) Special Beam Cannon (5) SP+RAY

tenuous def i know; “spray” can refer to the device doing the spraying, and water cannons are a thing, so, uh, *cough*
dohz 0
9251 SPIRIT LEVEL (6, 5) Tool to tell tilt of Big Boo’s haunt, say? (6, 5) ddef

big boo’s haunt is a ghost-themed course (“spirit level”) from super mario 64
dohz 0
9283 MCDONALD'S (9) Gutted fish eaten by Mona Lisa, oddly gulping down fast food (9) M(C(-o)D)ONA+L_(D)S_ dohz 0
9354 TURIN (5) Reportedly visitin’ Italian city (5) “tourin’” homophone dohz 0
9427 BREACH (6) Run into bank opening (6) B(R)EACH dohz 0
9538 ANY URL (?) www.lamia.com/odds (4) L_M_A_O_

www = def, as in the japanese text expression of laughter
dohz 0
9941 CORN (4) ||One hundred horny, naked country girls make do with it|| (4) C+(-h)ORN(-y)

level this is all your fault
dohz 0
10093 CHEESE GRATER (6, 6) He gets career changed to shredder (6, 6) (CHEESE GRATER)* dohz 0
10109 PATE (4) Quietly consumed edible spread (4) P+ATE dohz 0
10216 GAP (3) Unevenly grasps opening (3) G_A_P_ dohz 0
10292 NEW ORDER (3, 5) In a cryptic, Red or Blue Monday producer (3, 5) In a cryptic, Red or = “NEW ORDER” reverse cryptic
Blue Monday producer = def, referring to the band
dohz 0

Back to stats

Back to main