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Contests started: SILHOUETTE (10), FAHRENHEIT (10), ZARF (4), ANNIVERSARY (11), PLETHORA (8), PENMANSHIP (10)

Contests won: SUDOKU (6), VOCIFERATES (11), LADY LUCK (4, 4), LIT (3), BOBBINS (7), DAM (3), CENTAUR (7), PADDYWHACK (10), TIME IMMEMORIAL (4, 10), BETTER (6), STRONGEST (9), DECENT (6), CRACKLE (7), APERTURE (8), ELECTRODE (9), APLOMB (6), ORANGE (6)

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Clue ID Contest Clue Explanation (hover) Submitted By Likes
5636 SUDOKU (6) Press up, down, enter, up after the end of this logic game (6) _S+(U+D+OK+U) majickace 5
5818 VOCIFERATES (11) Shouts "Fires!" to evac chaotically (11) Shouts = def
disorderly = anagram indicator
firestoevac = VOCIFERATES*
majickace 5
6095 LIT (3) 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<
majickace 5
5847 LADY LUCK (4, 4) 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
majickace 3
5863 OOO (3) Vacation a bit too often (3) def = vacation
a bit = hidden word indicator
too often = tOO Often
majickace 3
5887 ERA (3) Period reshaping boundless years (3) period = def

reshaping = anagram indicator
boundless years = _ear_ => ERA*
majickace 3
5910 MONUMENT (8) Major tournament artlessly resculpted a statue (8) major = M (in music)
tournament artlessly = TOURNAMENT - ART
resculpted = anagram indicator

M+(ONUMENT-(art))*

a statue = def
majickace 3
6128 BOBBINS (7) Endlessly fishing for apples with short reel (7) endlessly = remove last letter
fishing for apples = BOBBING
short = S
reel = def

BOBBIN(-g) + S
majickace 3
6268 PADDYWHACK (10) 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
majickace 3
6548 BETTER (6) 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")
majickace 3
6582 STRONGEST (9) 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
majickace 3
6737 APERTURE (8) Perforation found in cheaper tureens (8) perforation = def
found in = hidden word indicator
cheaper tureens = _APER TURE_
majickace 3
6976 MYANMAR (7) Nowadays, Burma is a central destination between early/late May and March (7) nowadays Burma = def
a = A
central destination = _N_
between = container
early/late May = M_Y
March = MAR

M_Y+A+_N_+MAR
majickace 3
5774 MISLED (6) Lied to Michigan state and local government and education (6) Michigan = MI
State and Local Government and Education = SLED
majickace 2
5814 WILDCARD (8) Random protection surrounding vacant land in endless ice (8) Random = def
Protection = WARD
Vacant land = L(-an)D
Endless ice = IC(-e)
"vacant land in endless ice" = I_LD_C
"protection surrounding..." = W_ILDC_ARD
majickace 2
5885 FLYSWATTER (10) The head and ends of a decorative lily placed above water with threonine added, is an insect killer (10) a decorative lily = fleur-de-lys
head and ends = F_ + _LYS
placed above = concatenation indicator
water with threonine added = WAT(T)ER

an insect killer = def
majickace 2
5917 DOZE (4) Heard female deer sleep (4) heard = homophone indicator
female deer (plural) = DOES "doze"

sleep = def
majickace 2
5937 PRIX FIXE (4, 4) Public relations goes from nine to five (only taking 5 to 10 for a set meal) (4,4) public relations = PR
goes from nine to five = IXFIVE
only taking 5 = (-v)
to 10 = +X

a set meal = def

PR+IX+FI(-v)(+X)E
majickace 2
5967 VACCINE (7) Serum that prevents disease, about 1cc, is introduced into the blood vessel, orally (7) serum that prevents disease = def
about = reversal indicator
1cc = ICC
is introduced into = container indicator
blood vessel, orally = VANE ("vein")

VA(CCI<)NE
majickace 2
6023 867-5309 (3-4) Calls from Northern Canada and western Illinois requires inserting a nickel to reach Jenny's number (3-4) Northern Canada = 867 (area code)
western Illinois = 309 (area code)
insert a nickel = add 5

Jenny's number = def

867 (+5) 309
majickace 2
6291 TIME IMMEMORIAL (4, 10) Anarchic Miami metro mile has long since been forgotten (4, 10) anarchic = anagram indicator
miami metro mile = TIME IMMEMORIAL*
long since been forgotten = def
majickace 2
6545 ASTONISH (8) Surprise! Maybe Martin is home (8) surprise = def
maybe martin = ASTON (as in Aston Martin)
is = IS
home = H

ASTON+IS+H
majickace 2
6584 DECENT (6) A dive without scuba headgear is tolerable (6) dive = DESCENT
without = remove
scuba headgear = S
tolerable = def

DE(-s)CENT

majickace 2
7016 APLOMB (6) Clumsy mob pal displays self-confidence (6) clumsy = anagrind
mob pal = APLOMB*

self-confidence = def
majickace 2
7169 BLINKER FLUID (7,5) UK friend Bill played a prank (7, 5) uk friend bill = BLINKERFLUID*
played = anagrind
a prank = def
majickace 2
7409 ORANGE (6) 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
majickace 2
5638 PASSE-PARTOUT (5-7) I collapsed, learning that Dora was being replaced with part of Quebec's alternative to Sesame Street (5-7) PASSE(-d+PART)OUT majickace 1
5678 NOPE (4) The original poster with neon borders was not approved (4) OP=original poster
NE=neon
borders > N(OP)E
majickace 1
5693 SPIRAL GALAXY (6, 6) Majority of Spirit airplanes from New York to Los Angeles yanked into the twisting nebula (6, 6) Majority of Spirit = SPIR
Airplanes = A
New York = LGA
Los Angeles = LAX
Yanked = Y
majickace 1
5782 GOOSE EGG (5, 3) Eyes see three grand laying around, but scoring nothing (5,3) eyes = OO
see = SEE
three grand = GGG
laying around = container indicator?
majickace 1
5783 ELBOW (5) Essentially, mathematician Nathaniel Bowditch drew a curve (5) essentially = hidden word indicator
nathani(EL BOW)ditch
def = curve
majickace 1
5831 DOLLOP (6) The avatar embodying laughings one's head off and laughing one's ass off is a shapeless blob (6) shapeless blob = def

avatar = display picture (DP)
laughing = lol (head off) => _OL
laughing = lol (ass off) => LO_
embodying = containment indicator D+_OL+LO_+P
majickace 1
5846 REGULAR (7) Typical example, unlawful contents removed in a compressed file typical = def
example = EG
unlawful contents removed = U_L
in = container indicator
a compressed file = RAR

R_+EG+U_L+_AR
majickace 1
5886 BIDEN (5) Secretly, the alibi denounces the President (5) hidden word = aliBI DENounces
the President = def
majickace 1
5901 CANCUN (6) Mexican city regularly snuck in gold found in China (6) Mexican city = def
regularly snuck = _N_C_
in = container indicator
gold = AU
found in = container indicator
China = CN

C_+(A_+(NC)+_U)+_N
majickace 1
5903 ACCIACCATURA (12) Small note: a supportive summoning spell that is unfinished will bring forth a two-headed cat with boundless aura (12) small note = def

a = A
supportive = indicator for placing after
summoning spell that is unfinished = ACCI(-o)
will bring forth = indicator for placing before
a two-headed cat = A+(+C)CAT
with = indicator for placing before
boundless aura = (-a)UR(-a)

ACCI(-o) + A+(+C)CAT + (-a)URA(-a) + A
majickace 1
5918 DEFENESTRATE (12) Show with Hungarian illness demon replacing short monster is something I'd throw out the window (12) show = DEMONSTRATE
Hungarian illness demon = FENE
replacing = swap indicator
short monster = MON (Pokemon = Pocket Monster)

def = throw out the window
majickace 1
5964 GRAVITAS (8) The seriousness of marijuana backfiring is presented by central members of Congress (8) the seriousness = def
marijuana = SATIVA
backfiring = reversal indicator
is presented by = placed after indicator
central members of congress = con(GR)ess

_GR_ + (AVITAS<)
majickace 1
6019 NEXT-LEVEL (4-5) After the current stage, the wireless communication company possesses low expected value (4-5) after the current stage = def
wireless communication company = NEXTEL
possesses = container indicator
low = L
expected value = EV
majickace 1
6125 DAM (3) 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
majickace 1
6129 CENTAUR (7) Mythical beast shrouded in magnificent aura (7) mythical beast = def
shrouded in = hidden word indicator

magnifi(CENT AUR)a
majickace 1
6216 JETTISON (8) Throw away rock ’n roll lover Joan’s first short song (8) throw away = def
rock ’n roll lover Joan = JETT
first = I
short song = SON(-g)
majickace 1
6249 BANK (4) Broke head, and most of ankle, where the track began to slant broke head = B
most of ankle = ANK

where the track began to slant = def

B(-ank)+ANK(-le)
majickace 1
6261 DEMISEMIHEMIDEMISEMIQUAVER (26) Six Flags note that the two deaths surrounding MiMi includes a man in the middle of it all, with a shaky voice after a heart attack (26) six flags note = def

the two deaths = DEMISE x 2
surrounding MiMi = DEMISE(MIMI)DEMISE
a man = HE
includes ... in the middle of it all = contain in the middle indicator
a shaky voice = QUAVER
after = positioning indicator
a heart attack = MI (myocardial infarction)

DEMISE(MI(HE)MI)DEMISE + MI + QUAVER
majickace 1
6294 CARNAPTIOUS (11) Nurse, drowned in unending car and apartment debts, becomes easily aggravated (11) nurse = RN
drowned in = containment indicator
unending car = CA_
apartment = APT
debts = IOU+S (plural)
becomes = connector
easily aggravated = def

CA_(RN)APT+IOUS
majickace 1
6295 GNEISS (6) The metamorphic rock’s origin is changed by the current shifting upstream and washing away the topmost earth (6) the metamorphic rock = def
origin = GENESIS
is changed by = alter by
current = I (electric current)
shifting upstream = move letter towards the front
washing away = remove
the topmost = the first
earth = E

G(-e)NEISS
majickace 1
6329 ELLIPSIS (8) Train is encircling the boundaries to get an indication that a message will come through (8) train = EL
is = IS
encircling = surrounding indicator
boundaries = LIPS (as in edge/"lips of a cup")
an indication that a message will come through = def (when someone is typing in chat, "..." is often used as an indicator)

EL+LIPS+IS
majickace 1
6331 XEROX (5) Repeat zeros at the beginning and end are crossed out (5) repeat = def
crossed out = replace with X

(z->X)ERO(s->X)
majickace 1
6332 LIVERPOOL (9) Survive, or at the end, group together to form an English city (9) survive = LIVE
"or" at the end = _R
group together = POOL

an English city = def

LIVE+_R+POOL
majickace 1
6496 TENSE (5) Often senators are inconspicuously on edge (5) _(TEN SE)_
inconspicuously = hidden word indicator
on edge = def
majickace 1
6740 CRACKLE (7) 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
majickace 1
6756 STAR WARS (4 4) Celebrity was given lead role to become a major franchise in entertainment history (4 4) Celebrity = STAR
was = WAS
given lead role = R_
to become = connector
a major franchise in entertainment history = def

STAR+WA(R_)S
majickace 1
6828 WUSS (4) Endow USS Constitution with a wimp (4) endow uss = _W USS_
constitution = as in "the composition of" something >> hidden word
a wimp = def
majickace 1
6841 ELECTRODE (9) 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
majickace 1
6866 DIVERS (6) Several sections used by a doc, including an urgent care area (6) several = def
sections used by a doc = DIVS (i.e. sections in a HTML document)
including = containment
urgent care area = ER

DIV(ER)S
majickace 1
6925 CHOUSE (6) The trick is to remove the last couple bits of pastry dough, and then add half the leftovers (6) The trick = def
remove the last couple bits = remove last 2 letters
pastry dough = CHOUX
leftovers = REFUSE

CHO(-ux)+(-ref)USE
majickace 1
7006 ANY CHARACTER FROM NORSE MYTHOLOGY (?) French photo sharing app covers the debut of Greek goddess French = FR
photo sharing app = IG (instagram)
covers = juxtapose
the debut of Greek = G_

goddess = def

FR+IG+G_
majickace 1
7030 TIC-TAC-TOE (3-3-3) Breath mint and terms of endearment — precursors leading to three strikes in a row? (3) Breath mint = TICTAC
terms of endearment — precursors = T_+O_+E_
leading to = connector
three strikes in a row? = def (X - X - X)

TICTAC+T_+O_+E_
majickace 1
7167 TRIAL (5) Hearing is of little importance after removing the source of vision impairment (5) hearing [noun - "going to a court hearing"] = TRIVIAL after removing (-v_)(-i_)

TRI(-v)(-i)AL
majickace 1
7214 NO CONTEST (2, 7) Plea for a draw, perhaps (2,7) plea = def (nolo contendere)
a draw, perhaps = def (i.e. whe a match is "no contest", participants neither get a W or a L)

(ddef)
majickace 1
5651 AAA (3) Pair of bullets lacking a prime rating (3) AA+AA-A=AAA
Bullets: AA
Bond credit rating describes AAA as "prime".
majickace 0
5780 ELBOW (5) Force bowel movement (5) ELBOW = (BOWEL)* majickace 0
5950 NONSENSE (8) Senator interrupting with pieces of non sequitur (8) senator = SEN
interrupting = containment indicator
with pieces of = hidden indicator
non sequitur = "a statement (such as a response) that does not follow logically from or is not clearly related to anything previously said"

def = &lit

NON(SEN)SE_
majickace 0
6287 PRODUCE (7) Construct for two, reducing echo on the inside (7) construct = def
for = PRO
two = DEUCE
reducing echo on the inside = remove inner E

PRO + D(-e)UCE
majickace 0
6289 BLOTTO (6) Drunk bus driver from Springfield rear-ends the principal character Bart loathes (6) drunk = def
bus driver from Springfield = OTTO
rear-ends = indicator to put behind
the principal character = first letters
Bart loathes = B_ + L_
majickace 0
6290 GOODBYE (7) Superior pass — so long! (7) superior = GOOD
pass = BYE (as in getting a BYE in a tournament)
so long = def
majickace 0
6541 DEWCLAW (7) Rear paw appendage that is removed to make harmless (7) rear paw = W
to make harmless = DECLAW
&lit = DE(-W)CLAW

("appendage" a part that is joined to something larger, so using here to mean "letter" that is part of the word...)
majickace 0
6583 SNUCK (5) Tiptoed around a university, without the essential quick bite (5) tiptoed = def

around = place letters before and after
university = U
without the essential quick bite = remove the middle of SN(-a)CK

SN(U)CK
majickace 0
6600 RACHMANINOFF (12) Black Widow receives an electronic payment for the Soul Stone and barricades in a Russian composer (12) Black Widow = (Nastasha) ROMANOFF
receives an electronic payment for the soul stone = replace st(O)ne with ACH
barricades in = container for IN
a Russian composer = def

R((st(O)ne)->ACH)MAN(IN)OFF
majickace 0
6631 WEED (4) A component of Zimbabwe education is to remove unwanted plants from soil (4) a component of = hidden word indicator
zimbabwe education = zimbabWE EDucation
to remove unwanted plants from soil = def

_WE ED_
majickace 0
6741 BAGS (4) Grabs loose folds of skin, perhaps (4) grabs = def
loose folds of skin, perhaps = def (as in "bags under the eyes")

ddef
majickace 0
6815 PECCADILLO (10) Oil cartel leader moves to the back of the air conditioner-less luxury car for a bit of indiscretion (10) oil carter = OPEC
leader moves to the back of = PEC ___ O
air conditioner-less luxury car = CADILL(-ac)
a bit of indiscretion = def 😉

PEC(CADILL(-ac))O

majickace 0
6839 ELECTRODE (9) Choose to run around Old Tokyo to find a Pokémon (9) choose = ELECT
run = R
around = reversal
Old Tokyo = EDO
a pokemon = definition

ELECT+R+(ODE<)
majickace 0
6968 ANY GREEK LETTER (?) Landform by the river brings about change (5) Landform by the river = DELTA (as in river delta)
change = DELTA

(ddef)
majickace 0
7010 ZOMBIES (7) Facial-feature rich blue creatures, on a quest to find a new home, exorcise parts of Japanese demon to capture evil leader of the undead (7) Facial-feature rich blue creatures on a quest to find a new home = ZOOMBINIS
exorcise parts of Japanese demon = remove O,N,I (is it confusing whether to remove once or every occurrence? order doesn't matter)
to capture = contain
evil leader = E_
of = connector

the undead = def

ZO(-o)MBI(-n)(-i)(E_)S
majickace 0
7166 DIM SUM (3 3) Returned mid summer, leaving behind French sea, for delicious Chinese food (3 3) returned mid = DIM<
summer leaving behind French sea = SUM(-mer)
delicious Chinese food = def

DIM<+SUM(-mer)
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