Neeerd

Contests started: SYZYGY (6), EXUVIAE (7), UYGHUR (6), FJORD (5), IVES (4), SISYPHUS (8), ANY GREEK GOD (?), ACCIACCATURA (12), MUMBO JUMBO (5, 5), SOUSAPHONE (10), SADGE (5), RENAISSANCE (11), CASINO (6), ARROGANT (8), ANY ROMAN EMPEROR (?), PAPARAZZI (9), ANY MUSICAL INSTRUMENT (?), CANDIDE (7), MAITREYA (8), ALLAY (5), WEREWOLF (8), SUS OR SUSPICIOUS (3 OR 10), ANY CURRENT WORLD LEADER (?), SAXOPHONIST (11), OUT OF TUNE (3, 2, 4), BOUNTY (6), ANY RENAISSANCE ARTIST (?), CREME DE LA CREME (5, 2, 2, 5), SCRUMDIDDLYUMPTIOUS (19), JEFFERSON (9), REYKJAVIK (9), OMNIPOTENT (10), GUY FAWKES (3, 6), JUGGERNAUT (10), BENIGN (6), LEVEE (5), WATERMELON (10), ANY PHINEAS AND FERB CHARACTER (?), HEXADECIMAL (11), SUCKY (5)

Contests won: POPCORN (7), BREADTH (7), EEVEE (5), KAHAU (5), VOLUTION (8), UP AND DOWN (2, 3, 4), E. COLI OR ESCHERICHIA COLI (1. 4 OR 11, 4), ALL HAIL (3, 4), AC (2), HANDBILL (8), OLYMPICS (8), ADVERSITY (9), FENG SHUI (4 4), WATERLOG (8), BOCCONCINI (10), OOMFIE (6), RECURSION (9), ROSH HASHANAH (4, 8), POETRY (6), BRIEF (5), SUBORN (6), BLOCKHEAD (9), CANDELABRA (10), CREEK (5), RIPPLE EFFECT (6, 6), WOAH (4), ANY CLUE MENTIONING "A GIRL ON EACH SIDE" (?), ANGLERS (7), UNTIDY (6), BISCUIT (7), SWALLOW (7), QUINTET (7), DUBLIN (6), RAMBUNCTIOUS (12), GUITALELE (9), UNENDING (8), SCHERZO (7), RESTRAINT (9)

All Submissions

Clue ID Contest Clue Explanation (hover) Submitted By Likes
9824 CANDELABRA (10) Can of Spanish pork taken away from Abraham after beginning to light menorah (10) CAN+DE+L_+ABRA(-ham) Neeerd 5
9848 CONCAVE (7) Hollow grotto containing once-missing tail (7) C(ONC(-e))AVE Neeerd 4
7219 DOT-TO-DOT (3-2-3) Puzzle to dot; to do a bit of! (3-2-3) &lit: TO+DOT+TO+D*
Puzzle: Anagram Indicator
a bit of: First Letter Indicator
Neeerd 3
7230 BREADTH (7) Spread dust, at first, in wind (7) Spread: BREA(D)TH
dust, at first: D
wind: BREATH
Neeerd 3
7546 BOCCONCINI (10) Chesse balls and broccoli—No seconds in any way! North Carolina joins in with me after a nibble, for starters (10) Cheese balls: B(-r)OCCO(NC)(-l)I+N_+I
broccoli—No seconds in any way: Remove the 2nd letter of BrOCCOlI in each direction
North Carolina joins in: NC inside B(-r)OCCO(-l)I
me after a nibble, for starters: I after N_
Neeerd 3
10133 UNTIDY (6) Dirty, dirty nudity (6) UNTIDY* Neeerd 3
10214 RAMBUNCTIOUS (12) Lively Cuban tourism ruined (12) Anagram of CUBAN TOURISM Neeerd 3
10578 RESTRAINT (9) Stop eating, practice self-control (9) RES(TRAIN)T = self-control Neeerd 3
7221 POPCORN (7) Crop product initially on heat! (7) &lit: POPCORN*
CROP+P+ON

Neeerd 2
7258 KAHAU (5) Laugh at cattle for the reverend’s monkey (5) Spoonerism for Ha Cow Neeerd 2
7284 VOLUTION (8) Spiral uprising abandoning radical extremist leaders (8) (-re)VOLUTION
Def: Spiral
Neeerd 2
7359 AC (2) A bit of cooling! (2) &lit: A+C_ Neeerd 2
7368 HANDBILL (8) Give President Clinton a flyer (8) HAND+BILL
Def: a flyer
Neeerd 2
7374 OXYGEN (6) Cattle taking in bits of yellow and green gas (6) OX(Y_+G_)EN
Def: Gas
Neeerd 2
7448 FENG SHUI (4 4) Fine hugs ruin interior design (4 4) (FINE+HUGS)*
Def: Interior design
Neeerd 2
7456 ADVERSITY (9) Trouble destroying dirty vase (9) (DIRTY+VASE)*
Def: Trouble
Neeerd 2
7523 DEEP-SIX (4-3) Get rid of speed counter: 9 (4-3) Get rid of - DEEPS<+IX
Neeerd 2
7549 EN GARDE (2, 5) Get ready to essentially tend to an incomplete garden (2, 5) _EN_+GARDE_ Neeerd 2
7562 RECURSION (9) Raging, at first, I curse angrily on repetition (9) R_+(I+CURSE)*+ON Neeerd 2
7566 SLOUGH (6) Don't start till after second shed (6) S+(-p)LOUGH Neeerd 2
7618 WHOA (4) Not so fast! Which person ate lead? (4) WHO+A_ Neeerd 2
7669 TAPA (4) Bark at retiring father (4) TA<+PA Neeerd 2
7692 ROSH HASHANAH (4, 8) Replaying pieces for horn as it's a holiday (4, 8) Letter bank for HORN AS Neeerd 2
7699 PARITY (6) Listen to a satire of equality (6) Homophone of PARODY ("satire") Neeerd 2
7733 BRIEF (5) Concise instructions (5) Ddef Neeerd 2
7741 SUBORN (6) Bribe a Sudanese? (6) Punny ddef: SU-born Neeerd 2
7971 BLOCKHEAD (9) Angrily choke bald idiot (9) (CHOKE+BALD)* Neeerd 2
9833 CREEK (5) Screech heard from river (5) Homophone of “CREAK” Neeerd 2
9988 GROUNDBREAKING (14) Innovative drill, perhaps? (14) Ddef
A drill bores holes into the ground
Neeerd 2
9989 WOAH (4) Jesus Christ with beheaded biblical figure (4) Jesus Christ - Def (like the interjection)
With - W
Beheaded biblical figure - (-n)OAH
Neeerd 2
10055 WATER (5) Drink a bit of wine at hospital (5) W_+AT+ER = Drink Neeerd 2
10154 SWALLOW (7) Down south, everyone is surrounded by astonishment (7) S+W(ALL)OW = Down Neeerd 2
10159 BISCUIT (7) Heard about French soup -- it goes with bread (7) "BISQUE IT" = bread Neeerd 2
10164 QUINTET (7) Group of five from Qinghai's capital united during Lunar New Year (7) Q_+U+IN+TET = Group of five Neeerd 2
10195 DUBLIN (6) Capital city getting twice as large, I've heard (6) Homophone of DOUBLIN' Neeerd 2
10215 EXCISE (6) Remove, remove or remove (6) Remove - EXORCISE
Remove or - EX(-or)CISE
Remove - def
Neeerd 2
10218 BRISKET (7) Quick alien meat (7) BRISK+ET Neeerd 2
10228 UNENDING (8) Immortal Greek figure coming back to messy den with poisoned gin (8) UN<+END*+ING* = Immortal Neeerd 2
10234 GHOST (5) Crazy goth's spirit (5) GOTHS* Neeerd 2
7163 BLINKER FLUID (7,5) Prank I initially despised after first bad relationship partially over infectious disease (7, 5) I+D after B+LINK+ER+FLU
Relationship is LINK
Partially over is ER, without OV
Infectious disease is FLU
Prank is the definition
Neeerd 1
7172 BZZT (4) Wrong answer! It's heartless, but consuming zebras started of Zulu origin (4) Def: Wrong answer!
It's heartless, but - B(-u)T
Zebras started & Zulu origin - Z
B(-u+Z+Z)T
Neeerd 1
7174 FKA TWIGS (3, 5) Singer's stout wigs containing silk, finally (3, 5) F(K)ATWIGS
Stout is FAT
Def is Singer
Neeerd 1
7220 NO CONTEST (2, 7) Den harboring company going back on the original plea (2, 7) N(OC<+ON+T)EST
Den: NEST
Company: CO
Def: Plea
Neeerd 1
7232 ORIGAMI (7) Friend in France following brief origin of paper folding (7) Friend in France: AMI
Brief origin: ORIG
Paper folding: ORIG(-in)+AMI
Neeerd 1
7262 ANY CLUE WHERE EVERY WORD IS THE SAME LENGTH (?) Awful, brief story about smoke taken aback (8) TA(RAGIC)L
Def Awful
Story - Tale
Smoke - Cigar
Neeerd 1
7289 UP AND DOWN (2, 3, 4) Start to punch and wound angry Poles (2, 3, 4) P+AND+WOUND*
Def: Poles
Like North/South Poles, not Polish people
Neeerd 1
7307 PWN (3) Heartless plan involves whippings leading to murder (3) P(-la+W)N
Def: Murder (figuratively)
Neeerd 1
7313 ALL HAIL (3, 4) Salute to Allah organizing Israel's borders (3, 4) Def: Salute to
ALLHA*+IL
Neeerd 1
7337 PENSIVE (7) Even peace leader is remarkably thoughtful (7) (EVEN+P+IS)*
Def: Thoughtful
Neeerd 1
7339 TRANQ (5) Strange insiders start to question a sedative (5) _TRAN_+Q
Def: Sedative
Neeerd 1
7370 UNDERSTAND (10) Interpret sudden rant badly (10) (SUDDEN+RANT)*
Def: Interpret
Neeerd 1
7379 TIFFIN (6) Almost fifty bananas in meal (6) FIFT(-y)*+IN
Def: Meal
Neeerd 1
7420 OLYMPICS (8) International event policy: Mauritius's borders reorganized (8) (POLICY+M_S)*
Def: International event
Neeerd 1
7459 ANY HEBREW LETTER (?) No one heard sister (3) NUN - Homophone of NONE
Def: sister
Neeerd 1
7479 TENABLE (7) Defensible island of Napoleon's exile; a trap in retrospect (7) Defensible: (TEN+ABLE)<
island of Napoleon's exile: ELBA
a trap: NET
in retrospect: Reversal Indicator
Neeerd 1
7496 FLASH FLOOD (5, 5) Food containing hair and a couple of flowers, a result of heavy rain (5, 5) F(LASH+FL_)OOD Neeerd 1
7506 SCRAM (5) Fraud conceals silver ultimately to run away (5) SC(_R)AM Neeerd 1
7516 OOMPH (5) Color maps regularly have a bit of glamour (5) _O_O_M_P_+H_ Neeerd 1
7519 WATERLOG (8) Flood caused by war about the disheartened left out girl, at first (8) WA(T_E)R+LO+G_
Defn: Flood
Neeerd 1
7551 OOMFIE (6) Twitter follower's office evenly in front of unfinished room (6) _OOM+_F_I_E
Defn: Twitter follower
Neeerd 1
7553 TARDIGRADE (10) Small animal ruining grade A dirt (10) (GRADE+A+DIRT)* Neeerd 1
7571 MYRIAD (6) Countless murders primarily ruins Saudi Arabia's capital, nearly (6) M_+RIYAD(-h)* Neeerd 1
7586 SCRUNCHIE (9) Hair tie has such odd flow of life energy (9) S_C_+RUN+CHI+E Neeerd 1
7661 VITUPERATE (10) Abuse true pet via whip (10) (TRUE+PET+VIA)* Neeerd 1
7718 POETRY (6) It was many and many a year ago // In a kingdom by the sea // Wrote this famous writer // Who liked tales of mystery // He liked gothic horror, // Macabre tales, and whatever // He wrote about a mental guy // And his homicide endeavor! (6) &lit (cuz the entire clue is poetry): POE+TRY
It was many and many a year ago // In a kingdom by the sea - "Anabelle Lee"
He wrote about a mental guy and his homicide endeavor - "A Tell-Tale Heart"
Neeerd 1
7781 HEADS OR TAILS (5) Secretly follows path with no Republic spy, at first (5) T(-r)AIL+S_
Defn: Secretly follows
Neeerd 1
9864 DETOUR (6) France lost in mixed up cycling contest from diversion (6) Cycling contest - TOUR DE FRANCE
Mixed up (the word order) - DE FRANCE TOUR
France lost in - DE TOUR
Diversion - Def
Neeerd 1
9900 VITO (4) Hides aquavit on minivan (4) _VIT O_=Mercedes-Benz vehicle Neeerd 1
10045 GENESIS (7) Information about mate of Eve's origin! (7) Information - GEN
About - Reversal indicator
Mate - SIS (like a close friend)
Eve's origin - E
Neeerd 1
10046 ANY CLUE MENTIONING "A GIRL ON EACH SIDE" (?) Adolescent kid missing, with a girl on each side (7) T(-w)EEN+A+G+E_ = Adolescent Neeerd 1
10064 ANGLERS (7) Weird regnal names, ultimately from fishermen (7) ANGLER*+_S = Fishermen Neeerd 1
10121 FLOUNDER (8) Judge overturns case of fourth amendment amidst loud struggle (8) F(LOU(N)D)ER< = Struggle
"case of" iffy containment indicator but whatever
Neeerd 1
10189 HAMILTON (8) Physicist in operation after screwing up math containing inverse of logarithmic integral (8) Physicist - def (William Rowan)
in operation - ON
screwing up math - HAMT*
inverse of logarithmic integral - IL<
Neeerd 1
10225 GUITALELE (9) Kiku, Estonia imprisons lawbreaking leader after a guilty contract killing (9) Kiku = GUITAL(-y)*+E(L_)E
A GUILTY - anagram fodder
Contract - cut short (remove last letter)
Killing - anagram indicator
Neeerd 1
10252 TRUSS (5) Rust's destroying bridge (5) RUSTS* Neeerd 1
10340 SCHERZO (7) Musical composition by top singer Cher with Chaz Bono at finale (7) S_+CHER+_Z _O = Musical composition Neeerd 1
7165 TRIAL (5) Endless crime syndicate in China initially leaving experiment (5) TRIA(-d)+L
Crime syndicate in China - TRIAD
Def: Experiment
Neeerd 0
7170 PHLOGISTON (10) Stripped Spartan leader captures first lion's heart on fire (10) PH(L)O+GIST+ON
Stripped Spartan leader is (-e)PHO(-r)
Heart is GIST
Def: Fire
Neeerd 0
7218 THERIANTHROPE (13) Hire panther to anger monster (13) THERIANTHROPE*
Anagram Indicator: Anger
Def: Monster
Neeerd 0
7222 DESPERADO (9) Outlaw evades partially for every trouble (9) DES+PER+ADO
Def: Outlaw
Neeerd 0
7231 NOTHING (7) Trifle no skinny girls, at first (7) Trifle as in of little importance (but also as in to treat without respect)
NO+THIN+G
Neeerd 0
7235 EEVEE (5) Evolve original headless dam Pokémon (5) E+(-l)EVEE
Def: Pokémon
Neeerd 0
7261 ANY CRYPTIC CLUE (3, 7, 4) Why practice lunacy without any originality? Sadly, this includes charades (3, 7, 4) Y+PRACTICE+LUNACY-A*
Def: This includes charades
Charades is a type of cryptic clue
Neeerd 0
7285 EGREGIOUS (9) Awful fake ogre guise (9) OGRE+GUISE*
Def: Awful
Neeerd 0
7291 OWYHEE (6) See? How rough is the river? (6) EYE+HOW*
Def: River
It's a tributary of the Snake River
Neeerd 0
7293 E. COLI OR ESCHERICHIA COLI (1. 4 OR 11, 4) Sadly, he lost life initially from silicic cholera disease (11, 4) HE+SI(-l)ICIC+CHOLERA*
Def: Disease
Neeerd 0
7306 RENDER (6) Make submission lose, almost certainly (6) Def: Make
Wordplay: (-sur)RENDER
certainly is SURELY
Neeerd 0
7308 YATTA (5) All right! You start at borders of Tampa (5) Y+AT+TA
Def: All right!
Neeerd 0
7310 DETHRONE (8) Depose or behead another Democratic leader, with everyone ultimately angry (8) Def: Depose
((-a)NOTHER+D+E)*
Neeerd 0
7321 GENE WILDER (4, 6) Actor wields incomplete green explosives (4, 6) (WIELD(-s)+GREEN)*
Def: Actor
Neeerd 0
7330 DOUGHS (6) Doug has no heart or money (6) DOUG+H(-a)S
Def: Money
Neeerd 0
7331 DOZE (4) Rest as you hear multiple female deer (4) Homophone of DOES Neeerd 0
7332 MWAHAHAHA (9) Wham! Elements of evil! Laughter! (9) Letter bank for WHAM Neeerd 0
7338 OASIS (5) So, I started seeing a destroyed sanctuary (5) (SO+I+S+A)*
Def: Sanctuary
Neeerd 0
7353 TACITURN (8) Turn around and start to see it withdrawn (8) T(A_+C+IT)URN Neeerd 0
7385 MANO A MANO/MANO-A-MANO (4, 1, 4) OR (4-1-4) Duel is declined after Olympics starts in Bahrain's capital (4, 1, 4) Duel - MAN(O)AMA+NO
Bahrain's capital - MANAMA
Neeerd 0
7400 TWO-BIT (3-3) Cheap quarter (3-3) Ddef
"Quarter" refers to a bit being considered 12.5 cents in the U.S.
Neeerd 0
7421 MAD HATTER (3, 6) That dream confused a puzzler (3, 6) (THAT+DREAM)*
Def: A puzzler
Neeerd 0
7422 PI DAY (2, 3) Pass on reward for the reverend on holiday (2, 3) Spoonerism for DIE PAY
Def: Holiday
Neeerd 0
7445 FRAY (4) Norse god reported battle (4) Homophone of FREY ("Norse god")
Def: Battle
Neeerd 0
7447 ANY PVZ PLANT (?) Erase photo ruined by toy blowgun (10) (ERASE+PHOTO)*
Def: Toy blowgun
A toy blowgun is a peashooter
Neeerd 0
7475 ARROW (5) Indicator of four tails in a row (5) A(_R)ROW
Def: Indicator
Neeerd 0
7476 STIFF UPPER LIP (5, 5, 3) Almost puffed up following brief sting for each mouth from courageous attitude in the face of danger (5, 5, 3) STI_+_FFUP<+PER+LIP
Def: Courageous attitude in the face of danger
Neeerd 0
7480 SWEPT AWAY (5, 4) Ruined, we entered a sauna accommodating the top style (5, 4) S(WE)P(T)A+WAY
Def: Ruined
SPA: a sauna
WAY: style
Neeerd 0
7484 NAVEM (5) Vietnam loses it; destroys Latin ship (5) V(-i)E(-t)NAM* Neeerd 0
7488 REMEDY (6) Comedy begins with repetitive exposition, for starters, and excludes company treatment (6) RE+(-co)MEDY Neeerd 0
7497 ERRANT (6) Traveling merchant's heart is ruptured, primarily from losing head (6) (-m)ER(ch>R_)ANT
Defn: Traveling
Neeerd 0
7508 SHIBBOLETH (10) Custom of shifty, half-concealed bet about a high hit in tennis returned by second place champion (10) Custom - SHI__+B(BOL<)ET+_H__
shifty, half-concealed - SHIfty
high hit in tennis returned - LOB reversed
second place champion - cHampion
Neeerd 0
7579 SHTUM (5) Dumb, stinky mush containing trash, primarily (5) SH(T_)UM* Neeerd 0
7585 CHANCY (6) Risky wish to be decapitated after first sign of critical health (6) C_+H+(-f)ANCY Neeerd 0
7611 OPT OUT (3 3 OR 3-3) To enter a place after nothing leaves (3 3) O+P(TO)UT Neeerd 0
7612 CASE (4) Regularly scraps red crate (4) _C_A_S_E_ Neeerd 0
7635 HOTEL (5) Warm up the French inn (5) HOT+EL<
Should be a DOWN clue
Neeerd 0
7642 SINK (4) Decline evil king (4) SIN+K Neeerd 0
7648 ALL CAPS (3, 4) Shouting on phone applications for the reverend (3, 4) Spoonerism for CALL APPS Neeerd 0
7649 RUSTY (5) Scared? Try us. Weak! (5) (TRY+US)* Neeerd 0
7653 BANK HOLIDAY (4, 7) When banks are closed, outlaw king begins heist of unopened place keeping identification cards (4, 7) BAN+K+H_+O(-f)+L(ID)AY
Defn: When banks are closed
Neeerd 0
7668 RESOLVE (7) After entrance exam, failure is held back for a bit of violent intentions (7) RESOL<+V_+E_ Neeerd 0
7713 ANY DWARF FROM THE HOBBIT (?) Dwarf gets heads from coin (3) (-c)OIN Neeerd 0
7779 ASTRINGENT (10) Strange tin foil is sharp (10) (STRANGE+TIN)*
Foil, as in to foil a plan, as anagrind
Neeerd 0
7780 KOALA (5) Marsupial from Oklahoma returned to a city in California (5) KO<+A+LA Neeerd 0
7800 DOHA (4) Capital city made by a short puzzler's mix up (4) (A+DOH(-z))* Neeerd 0
7810 NADIR (5) Start dying in harsh rain at an all time low (5) NA(D)IR*
Defn: An all time low
Neeerd 0
7855 DYLANAMITE (10) Daytime anal sex without a puzzler (10) (DAYTIME+ANAL-a)*
What is wrong with me?
Neeerd 0
7877 CONGLOMERATE (12) Cooler magnet ruins sedimentary rock (COOLER+MAGNET)* Neeerd 0
9976 OUTER (5) Faraway route altered (5) OUTER* Neeerd 0
9977 RIPPLE EFFECT (6, 6) Dispersion and diffusion of PC filter (6, 6) Letter bank for PC FILTER Neeerd 0
9982 MERCURY (7) Sir, around the beginning of the eighteenth century, the first man to enter space heard about a planet (7) M(E)R+C+”YURI” Neeerd 0
10000 WAHOO (5) “White God ends beheading of a Jew,” said burning bush (5) W+A(-lla)H+“(-j)EW” = Burning Bush Neeerd 0
10009 FIRE (4) Shoot rifle angrily, losing life (4) FIRE(-l)* Neeerd 0
10128 OK (2) President returns finishing blow (2) OK< = President (Martin van Buren’s nickname) Neeerd 0
10132 MUTINY (6) Combat unit in my rebellion (6) M(UTIN*)Y Neeerd 0
10143 COCONUT (7) Using portions of cut on stone fruit (7) Letter bank of CUT ON Neeerd 0
10217 PACER (5) Go over messy crap around edge of concrete (5) PAC(_E)R* = Go over Neeerd 0
10270 CROSIER (7) Right among warmer staff (7) C(R)OSIER Neeerd 0
10271 CHARLES III (7, 3) British person with tea-drinking love initially entered hospital, returned seriously ill with a bit of influenza (7, 3) British person = CHA(R(L_)E<+SI+I_)I
Tea = CHAI
Drinking = container indicator
Love initially entered hospital, returned = L_ inside RE<
Seriously ill = SI
A bit of influenza = I_
Neeerd 0
10304 TERRITORY (9) Mistake surrounding data processing in Turkey's border area (9) Area = T_(ERR(IT)OR)_Y Neeerd 0
10326 VIVACE (6) Lively Italian gondola ultimately at canal begins after 4:00 in Venice's banks (6) V_(IV+_A+C_)_E = Lively Italian Neeerd 0
10577 ANY SI UNIT (BASE OR DERIVED) WITH THE PREFIX RONNA-, QUETTA-, RONTO- OR QUECTO- (?) Toronto loses to Ottawa, coming back with unlimited amount of power (9) (-to)RONTO+(-a)WATT(-o)< = amount of power Neeerd 0

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