Akumu

Contests started: GONZAGA (7), CENTRIPETAL (11), TURBULENT (9), POLYCHROMATIC (13), STIMULATED (10), FUDDRUCKERS (11)

Contests won: TOMORROW (8), CHIPOTLE (8), CRYPTIC (7), HUNT (4), MOLASSES (8), LEFT OUT (4, 3), APRIL FOOL (5, 4), MAZUMA (6), TURBULENT (9), RED HERRING (3,7), SYMPOSIUM (9), ANIME (5), SOMMELIER (9), ADRENALINE (10), ORTHODOXY (9), DISTRICT ATTORNEY (8, 8), HORSE (5), SUBLIME (7), BOXERS (6), PIQUANT (7), PILLOW CASE (6, 4), PURSUIT (7), DUNGEON (7), CHICKEN (7), LEAGUE (6), ANY CLUE STARTING WITH CALL IN (?), DEEP LEARNING (4, 8), MOUNT EVEREST (5, 7), SINEW (5), DEMESNE (7), MAILER (6), ANY CLUE THAT RESOLVES TO THE EMPTY STRING (0), WARHOL (6), LEONINE (7), REIMBURSEMENT (13), LIBERTARIAN (11), RICOCHET (8), PRIDE FLAG (5, 4), INEVITABLE (10), CORONA (6), PIERCE (6)

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143 TOMORROW (8) Endless anxiety ends up strangely moot after today. "after today" = TOMO + RROW, strangely moot = TOMO, endless anxiety = WORR(y), ends = positional indicator, up = reversal Akumu 5
385 BINARY STAR (6, 4) Stellar pair ruined by tar rains. Stellar pair = <BYTARRAINS> Akumu 5
399 HUNT (4) Ends in run-around, which results in a coin! Ends in RUN = UN, "around which" are results in a coin = HT, H+UN+T, &lit Akumu 5
803 SYMPOSIUM (9) The opening half of an orchestral piece is followed by heavy metal, a grand loss for expert presentation (9) Expert presentation = SYMP(-hony) + OS(-m)IUM Akumu 5
201 CHIPOTLE (8) Pepper pot in Chile (8) "pepper" = CHI(POT)LE Akumu 4
369 CRYPTIC (7) Odd, an interment site before you leave a hospital department Odd = CRYPT + IC(u) Akumu 4
502 COLOR OR COLOUR (5 OR 6) Put one hundred on red outside, fifty inside (double zero), and spin (5) "Spin" = Put CR (one hundred on red) on the outside of OLO (fifty inside double zero) Akumu 4
793 RED HERRING (3,7) Spooner's leader, impatient, gives misleading information (3, 7) Misleading information = Spoonerism of HEAD RARING Akumu 4
895 ANIME (5) Cartoon characters in Pakistani merchandise (5) _ANI ME_ Akumu 4
1043 ANY CLUE INCORPORATING A PUZZLE GENRE (?) Cut off around only finishing half of sudoku and find the answer online (4, 2) Find the answer online = LO(_OKU)P Akumu 4
1302 ORTHODOXY (9) Dorothy, in a twister, gets a hug and a kiss for thinking inside the box (9) Thinking inside the box = ORTHODY* containing OX Akumu 4
1381 DOMINION (8) Achieve little and refuse returning control (8) Control = DO + MINI + ON< Akumu 4
1612 SUBLIME (7) Behave like dry ice beneath citrus? (7) ddef, dry ice sublimates (or sublimes) directly into vapor, and "sub-lime" hence the question mark Akumu 4
2154 MOUNT EVEREST (5, 7) Strangely true, even in the majority of Hillary's conquest (5, 7) MO(UNTEVERE*)ST Akumu 4
2177 SINEW (5) Every point of the compass has one solid power (5) I (one) in S, N, E, W - every point of the compass Akumu 4
2181 DEMESNE (7) Reckless men seed their territory (7) MENSEED* Akumu 4
2720 MAILER (6) A circular stack of paper, around fifty-one left (6) A circular = MA(IL)ER< Akumu 4
2953 ANY CLUE THAT RESOLVES TO THE EMPTY STRING (0) Even I am empty (0) Even characters of "I" Akumu 4
3520 LEONINE (7) Lion-like Japanese demon finally driven into shelter (7) LE(ONI+_N)E Akumu 4
344 ASKING (6) Old lace and queen partners naming a price naming a price = AS (arsenic, old lace partner) + KING (queen partner) Akumu 3
368 CRYPTIC (7) Mysterious shout leads to bloodless visual Mysterious = CRY + (o)PTIC Akumu 3
396 HUNT (4) Search hard until nap time starts Search = H_ U_ N_ T_ Akumu 3
411 GOLD LEAF (4, 4) Go eat a fish to start to get bad cholesterol thinned out and shiny coat (4, 4) GO (go), E_ A_ F_ (eat a fish to start), to get LDL (bad cholesterol). Def. "thinned out and shiny coat" Akumu 3
460 APRIL FOOL (5, 4) Rudely fill a poor jester with molasses (5, 4) Jester with molasses = <FILLAPOOR> Akumu 3
461 LEFT OUT (4, 3) Selfless viking to talk up others without being included himself (4, 3) Without being included himself = LE(i)F (selfless viking) + TOUT (talk up others) Akumu 3
503 MAZUMA (6) Bones from an endless labyrinth with a person in the middle (6) Bones (slang for dollars) = MAZ_ (endless labyrinth) + _UMA_ (a person, in the middle) Akumu 3
741 LARCENY (7) Crawl back out west, eastern New York began thievery (7) L(-w)ARC< + E_ N_ Y_ Akumu 3
772 TURBULENT (9) Leaving you is dry, fast, and bumpy (9) Bumpy = TURB< + U + LENT

BRUT ("dry," as a champagne) and LENT ("fast," as a period of abstention) are both written away from the central U.
Akumu 3
919 SOMMELIER (9) Mix lime into some red wine, steward (9) Wine steward = SOM(MELI*)E+R Akumu 3
1009 ADRENALINE (10) Hormone makes a nerd fall back on a pick-up cliche (10) A+DREN<+A+LINE Akumu 3
1562 HORSE (5) Raspy-sounding equine (5) "hoarse" Akumu 3
1940 PURSUIT (7) Chase hind end of cheap headless animal costume (7) _P + (-f)URSUIT Akumu 3
2580 PARALLEL (8) Never diverging from average with endless genetic variation (8) PAR+ALLEL(-e) Akumu 3
2832 ORDINAL (7) Sword in Aladdin hides out of position (7) "of position" = _ORD IN AL_ Akumu 3
3197 PARASITE (8) Average tea is stirred up for capitalist (8) PAR+ASITE* Akumu 3
3267 SPHINX (6) Half woman, half lion, half ball, half worm, and half ox (6) Half-woman, half-lion = SPH(-ere) + IN(-ch) + (-o)X Akumu 3
3341 PALINDROME (10) Tremble and implore me to tag a totem, for example (10) "me to tag a totem, for example" = ANDIMPLORE* Akumu 3
3501 CRYPTIC CLUE (7, 4) Chromium penny found in town brought back a mystery movie's befuddling evidence (7, 4) befuddling evidence = CR + Y(P)TIC< + CLUE Akumu 3
3591 AWOO (4) Top-grade Hong Kong action star John gives a howl (4) A+WOO Akumu 3
3631 REIMBURSEMENT (13) Head cut off, arm and sack too, all of me, all given in rent payment (13) RE(_IMB + _URSE + ME)NT Akumu 3
45 AFICIONADO (10) Fan's peakless whirlwind ends fifty-to-one union AFICIO (AFLCIO with L (fifty) to I (one)) ended by (tor)NADO Akumu 2
327 PHENOMIST (9) Puzzling galactic alien eats up middle chipmunk after acid test. Puzzling galactic = PH + E[<NOMIS<]T Akumu 2
335 SAMUS (5) Bounty hunter nabs hydrogen from certain killer whales Bounty hunter = S(-H)AMUS Akumu 2
382 EUDAEMONICS (11) O, cinema! Entangled in feuds without origin, learning to find happiness. Learning to find happiness = (f)EUDS around <OCINEMA> Akumu 2
458 MOLASSES (8) Avogadro's number of donkeys make a sticky brown mess (8) MOL (abbrevation for mole, Avogadro's number of things) + ASSES (donkeys) = MOLASSES (a sticky brown mess) Akumu 2
623 NOTHING ELSE (7,4) Avoid beginning to twist up, pivot back towards class for non-native speakers only (7, 4) Only = _NOT + HINGE + <LSE< Akumu 2
628 DELAWARE (8) Recall a time without a large, blocked off river (8) River = <- ERA + WA(L)LED <- Akumu 2
753 TWO-MAN (3-3) Time to gender a personnel requirement (3-3) A personnel requirement = T+WOMAN Akumu 2
771 MAKE (4) Build ambition (4) Ddef, ambition as in "on the make" Akumu 2
777 MORATORIUM (10) Tie up a snitch in the back of an atrium for a stop to unwanted actions (10) MO(RAT)OR+(-atr)IUM Akumu 2
809 ABYSSAL (7) The darkest possible is a headless baby girl upside-down (7) _ABY+SSAL< Akumu 2
824 SOMETHING WITH DEFINITION 'WORD' Word is, before leaving a meadow, I was caught in a swarm of bees (5) B(I)B+LE(-a) Akumu 2
897 ANIME (5) For example, My Hero Academia's Mina gains energy after retreating (5) For example, My Hero Academia = ANIM< + E, "'s" is contraction of "is", not a possessive. Akumu 2
1417 PARADOX (7) Illogical construction makes two jetties, reportedly (7) "Pair of docks" Akumu 2
1536 EPISODIC (8) After everything, ninety-nine mince pies do come back in parts (8) EPIS*+OD<+IC Akumu 2
1537 DISTRICT ATTORNEY (8, 8) Chief prosecutor is hard-nosed, interrupting halfway through a rant to remove you from competition (8, 8) DI(STRICT)AT(-ribe)+TO(-u)RNEY Akumu 2
1710 BOXERS (6) Unpleasant smell leads to unique parts of a Persian king's underpants (6) B.O. + XER(-xe)S Akumu 2
1723 PIQUANT (7) Colorful lead scientist and numerical analyst (7) Colorful = P.I. + QUANT Akumu 2
2047 LEAGUE (6) The French malaria consortium (6) LE+AGUE Akumu 2
2167 OF (2) Belonging to radio frequency in secret (2) _O F_ Akumu 2
2392 DISENFRANCHISEMENT (18) Taking a vote due to disagreement about putting dressing in fine-grated and cored Edam (18) DIS(ENF(RANCH)I*)S(E_M)ENT Akumu 2
3242 WARHOL (6) Verbal battle spoils pop artist (6) "war haul" Akumu 2
3706 LIBERTARIAN (11) Freedom-lover put time and energy into bookkeeper (11) LIB(E)R(T)ARIAN Akumu 2
3757 RICOCHET (8) I crochet badly and bounce off the walls (8) ICROCHET* Akumu 2
3863 PRIDE FLAG (5, 4) Failed RPG twisted symbol of inclusion (5, 4) FAILEDRPG* Akumu 2
3867 ANIMAL (6) At least replace the leading duo with a horse or some such (6) "horse, or some such" = (mi->A)NIMAL Akumu 2
3868 BELOW (5) Feel down underneath (5) "BE LOW" Akumu 2
4090 PIERCE (6) Stick the landing this time (6) "Stick" = PIER + CE (common era) Akumu 2
5265 EXTRACT (7) Remove surplus nutmeg, state "shortened" (7) EXTRA + CT Akumu 2
126 IMPROVE (7) Get better devil: travel. (7) "get better" = IMP + ROVE Akumu 1
127 YOUR USERNAME (?) Puzzler-gilded half of a seedless golden orange Half of a seedless golden orange = KUM(q)(uat), gilded = covered in gold, AU. A+KUM+U. Definition "puzzler." Akumu 1
169 BLANK (5) Empty from the edge of Rhode Island to Louisiana "Empty" = B(RI -> LA)NK Akumu 1
184 CHOCOLATE (9) Brown, jumbled without leaders, rank or file at its heart (9) "Brown" = (in)CHO(COL)ATE. jumbled = INCHOATE, without leaders = double beheadment, rank or file = COL (colonel or column), at its heart = position Akumu 1
192 CONTEXT (7) Crossed out negative material for setting (7) "setting" = CONTE(N->X)T Akumu 1
241 TELEVISION (10) Cable tangled, live on site (10) "Cable" = (LIVE ON SITE)* Akumu 1
242 FIRM (4) Hard force crazes rim (4) "Hard" = F+(RIM)* Akumu 1
269 GOAL (4) Intent one in a backlog (4) Intent = LOG< with "one"=A inserted Akumu 1
353 REFRAIN (7) Strange, almost infrared repetition. Repetition = <INFRARE(d)> Akumu 1
407 DOUGH (5) Money scratched up from research to development (5) Money = (R->D)OUGH (scratched up = ROUGH) Akumu 1
429 ARETAICS (8) Virtuous science tilts headlessly and heartlessly after starting out from zero (8) Virtuous science = (i)TA(l)ICS ("tilts" headlessly and heartlessly) after (t)ARE (starting out from "zero") Akumu 1
632 LUNAR NEW YEAR (5, 3, 4) Starts to leave until next April, returns by every way but south, and changes their mind near a day in January or February (5, 3, 4) A day January or February = L_ U_ N_ A_ R_ + NEW (every way but south) + (N->Y)EAR Akumu 1
637 PATRIOT (7) Country lover out south repeats "strip, strip" instead of respecting redheads from the start (7) Country lover = PA(RR -> _TRI_)OT_ Akumu 1
671 SEAHAWK (7) Make a loud noise, don't quit halfway and give one hundred percent in the best football team in the nation (7) The best football team in the nation = SQUAWK (make a loud noise) - QU (quit, halfway) including (in) EACH (percent) - C (give one hundred) Akumu 1
675 ANARCHY (7) No particular Vault included an intentional lack of structure (7) An intentional lack of structure = AN(ARCH)Y: "no particular," "vault" included Akumu 1
750 FLIGHT (6) Escape battle with largest initiative (6) Escape = F(L_)IGHT Akumu 1
765 INFERNAL (8) Adiantum, taken as a whole, is endlessly hellish (8) IN(FERN)AL(-l) Akumu 1
1395 LYRICALLY (9) Emotionally caustic, almost to every side, zealot loses promotion (9) Emotionally = LY_ + R(-ad)ICAL + LY_ Akumu 1
1566 ETCH (4) Pick up, scratch surface! (4) (-f)ETCH, &lit Akumu 1
1721 GUIDE (5) Make lead from gold, going to extremes to take control and ultimately rule (5) Lead = G_(UI)D+_E Akumu 1
1775 PILLOW CASE (6, 4) Sleep surface lacking in special plastic (6, 4) PIL(LOW)CASE* Akumu 1
1787 TAUTOLOGY (9) The obvious time for reflexive inversion of e^x (9) "The obvious" = T + AUTO + LOG Y Akumu 1
2010 DUNGEON (7) Prison is a crap stretch of time (7) DUNG+EON Akumu 1
2122 ANY CLUE STARTING WITH CALL IN (?) Call in oak or pine to make a door (5) ENTRY ("in tree") Akumu 1
2747 ASBESTOS (8) Cunningly stabs Eos with fireproof material (8) STABSEOS* Akumu 1
3122 FRACTURE (8) Break up a fight without winding up as a motherless adult (8) FRAC(-as) + (-ma)TURE Akumu 1
3226 QUINE (5) Self-production from timeless fivesome (5) QUIN(-t)E(-t) Akumu 1
3316 FURNITURE (9) Ernie barely fits into next chifforobe, and its like... (9) Chifforobe and its like = FU(_RNI_)TURE Akumu 1
3336 SYNONYM (7) Equivalent of most of Heaton, Powell, Sylvia, Goodchild, Seaver, Piazza, Strawberry, et al. (7) Equivalent = SYNO_+NYM. Heaton, Powell, Sylvia and Goodchild are the roster of the puzzling team Synod (at least for the latest MUMS hunt), Seaver, Piazza, Strawberry are all members of the New York Mets, so them and others, abbreviated (et al.) are NYM Akumu 1
3422 HUMAN (5) Buzz one individual (5) HUM+AN (please note that "an" is the correct indefinite article for "individual", thank you) Akumu 1
3548 CLUE W/ "TURING MACHINE" NOT MEANING A REAL TM (?) Arriving before a well-known Turing machine for digging holes, brand a Barcelonan (7) A Barcelonan = CAT+ALAN (CAT being a brand of construction and excavation equipment) Akumu 1
3633 DISCOMFORT (10) OMFG, atheist in Discord won't stop taunting beginner. Cringe! (10) DISC(OMF(-g)))OR_ + T_ Akumu 1
3662 COCKTAIL (8) Mixed drink made with between one hundred forty-nine and one thousand crushed taco (8) C(OC(K)TA*)IL Akumu 1
3838 ROBUST (6) Powerful comeback or bust (6) RO< + BUST Akumu 1
3885 MINERAL (7) Remain ordered, large, and rocky (7) MINERA*+L Akumu 1
4056 INEVITABLE (10) B Line twists around PerĂ³n but will always arrive in the end (10) IN(EVITA)BLE* Akumu 1
4057 CORONA (6) Mythical bird takes flight on a star's outer atmosphere (6) (down clue) COR< + ON + A Akumu 1
4110 OVERHEAR (8) To perceive another's speech from where I am! (8) "over here" Akumu 1
4157 SHATTER (7) Bust of a second mercurial madman (7) "Bust" = S+HATTER Akumu 1
4350 DEUSOVI (7) Borderless theater commune surrenders and allows strict cruciverbalist (7) (-o)DEU(-m) + SOVI(-et) Akumu 1
4458 CHROMATIC (9) Eating half of roma tomato is stylish and colorful (9) CH(ROMAT(-omato))IC Akumu 1
5726 WORDPLAY (8) What follows is a filling, rough, dry plow (8) What follows = WORDPL(A)Y* Akumu 1
47 NONPLUS (7) Not a French yes in dictionaries e.g., though to confuse, sounds like a French yes. (7) NON (a French no) + PL (dictionary abbreviation for plural) + US (from "we," sounds like "oui".) Akumu 0
104 COMPUTABLE (10) Algorithmic plutonium replaces cozy's purpose (10) "Algorithmic" = COM(FOR -> PU)TABLE Akumu 0
110 MAKE (4) Create castle horse (4) "Create" = MARE with R exchanged for K, as a castle maneuver in chess. Akumu 0
130 SLEEP (5) Count two hundred to fifty barnyard animals to get it! Count SHEEP (barnyard animals) to get SLEEP (&lit), two hundred = H and fifty = L in Medieval Roman numerals. Akumu 0
134 SLEEP (5) Barnyard animals swap height for length to lay down. "lay down" = S(H->L)EEP Akumu 0
231 RAISIN (6) Tsar's mystic, put out, takes one in for dried fruit. "dried fruit" = RASPUTIN - PUT + I (one) Akumu 0
427 SHAYMIN (7) With sky and ground, formed breeze without rotation as careless drives (7) Def. With sky and ground forme, D + SASHAY (breeze) - <AS< (without rotation as) + MIND (care) - all Ds (less drives). Akumu 0
699 CENTRIPETAL (11) Tear copper face off a penny before looking inside (11) Looking inside = RIP (tear) + _ETAL (copper, face off), preceded by CENT (penny before) Akumu 0
738 SCHADENFREUDE An unsympathetic state cruelly crushed a defense-less southeast (13) "An unsympathetic state" = [CRUSHEDADEFEN(-se)]* Akumu 0
762 HOLOGRAM (8) Mario high-jumps up and then makes a record of a spectral image (8) spectral image: (MARIO+H)<, then LOG <- I Akumu 0
823 LIMA (4) Bean an impoverished wild animal (4) Bean = (-an)IMAL* Akumu 0
1510 PICASSO (7) Pablo, famously, is twelve points away from a bare loss (7) PICAS + (-s)SO(-l)< Akumu 0
1543 ANY CLUE ENDING IN LEVEL (5, 1) In the Bronx, Ayn finds product on bottom level (5, 1) Product on bottom level = B(RAND) X Akumu 0
1544 ZEAL (4) Great interest from banks of the American ruling class (4) Substring of AZEALIA, from Azealia Banks who appeared in the film The American Ruling Class Akumu 0
1819 MASKING TAPE (7, 4) A somewhat sticky strip found in the thousands, like in carjacking and gym class (7, 4) M(AS)K + IN + GTA + PE Akumu 0
1831 ATELIER (7) Bulldog barges into cut-rate studio (7) AT(ELI)ER*, "Bulldog" as ELI through the sense of a Yale student/alumnus Akumu 0
1852 CHIMNEY (7) P. troglodytes briefly, briefly reverses desire for smoking pole (7) CHIM(-p) + NEY< Akumu 0
1886 MERCENARY (9) Lackey of the French killed not a single condottiere (9) MERCE(-des)+NARY Akumu 0
1903 HOT AIR BALLOON (3, 3, 7) Jessica Rabbit, as drawn, takes a shot that completely misses basket supporter (3, 3, 7) HO T(AIR BALL)OON Akumu 0
2013 CHICKEN (7) Cowardly and stylish companion of Barbie (7) CHIC+KEN Akumu 0
2027 UNBEARABLE (10) Intolerable, impotent, grasping, stark raving mad (10) UN(BARE*)ABLE Akumu 0
2120 ANY CLUE STARTING WITH CALL IN (?) Call in alternates by half, a reversed lapse in logic (7) _F_A_(LLAC)Y_< Akumu 0
2129 ANY CLUE STARTING WITH CALL IN (?) Call in OAK DOOR (5) ENTRY ("in tree") Akumu 0
2151 DEEP LEARNING (4, 8) Recognition of layered patterns of entreaty among Elks to mix gin after tonic, essentially (4,8) Recognition of layered patterns = DEE(PLEA)R+_N_+ING* Akumu 0
2152 DEEP LEARNING (4, 8) Wildly enlarged pine tree to organize data (4, 8) tree to organize data = ENLARGEDPINE*, maybe. How to define deep learning?? Akumu 0
2313 LAST (4) Keep going, looking past Inside Out (4) Exterior word from "looking past" Akumu 0
2593 HOMESTUCK (9) Zeroes in on snack food and niche webcomic (9) HOMES+TUCK Akumu 0
2952 ANY CLUE THAT RESOLVES TO THE EMPTY STRING (0) Rats retreat, losing lead and getting nothing at all (0) STAR< - STAR Akumu 0
3138 GIMMICK (7) Jiminy, a large character Short turned into around 2001! (7) G(L -> IMM<)ICK, referencing Jiminy Glick, a fat idiot gimmick character played by Martin Short, with a TV show premiering in 2001. "A large character Short" all clues L. Akumu 0
3195 PARASITE (8) Leech's reputation goes back to a certain place (8) PAR< + A + SITE Akumu 0
3320 HONK (4) Sound of potassium hydride? (4) Sound (in the verb sense) = H ON K Akumu 0
3394 CARAMEL (7) A light brown Tokyo rain soaked into Carl (7) CAR(AME)L Akumu 0
3396 CARAMEL (7) Absorbing Egyptian sun turns brown hue into darker brown hue (7) CA(RA)MEL Akumu 0
3487 LOREM IPSUM (5, 5) Insane imp oral tradition leads to total gibberish, famously (5, 5) LORE + MIP* + SUM = gibberish, famously Akumu 0
3922 MELODY (6) Bring back benefit within mine of canary emanation (6) M(ELOD<)Y Akumu 0
4196 ENNUI (5) Boredom? Listlessness? Have a dash on a unicycle! (5) EN + NUI* Akumu 0
4344 SCALAR (6) Italian ladder rung initially goes nowhere, but still has value (6) "goes nowhere, but still has value" = SCALA+R_ Akumu 0
5266 EXTRA (5) Flashy technique to actinic gas inversion (5) Flashy = (EX + TRA)< Akumu 0

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