noneuclidean

Contests started: ANY CLUE WITH A WORD USED MULTIPLE TIMES (?), (0), ANY ANAGRAMLESS CLUE WITH AN ANSWER THAT IS 15+ LETTERS LONG (?), TÜRKIYE, TEN THOUSAND (3, 8), UNTIDY (6), GOD SAVE THE QUEEN (3, 4, 3, 5)

Contests won: TEN-FOUR (3-4), TAKE A BREATHER (4, 1, 8), SNOWSTORM OR SNOW STORM (9 OR 4, 5), FALLOUT (7), ANY CLUE WITH A WORD USED MULTIPLE TIMES (?), CARDIOLOGY (10), COBALT (6), HALFTIME OR HALF TIME (8 OR 4,4), ANY CLUE THAT BEGINS "IN SOVIET RUSSIA..." (?), REPORT (6), VOW (3), ANY CLUE WITH ITS WORDS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER (?), CLUE THAT HAS A DIFFERENT ANSWER DEPENDING ON WHETHER IT’S INTERPRETED BEFORE OR AFTER THE YEAR 1868 (?), IFFY (4), SAXOPHONIST (11), MUTINY (6)

All Submissions

Clue ID Contest Clue Explanation (hover) Submitted By Likes
8464 TEN-FOUR (3-4) Understood bad fortune (3-4) def: understoof
wordplay: FORTUNE*
noneuclidean 7
9893 CLUE THAT HAS A DIFFERENT ANSWER DEPENDING ON WHETHER IT’S INTERPRETED BEFORE OR AFTER THE YEAR 1868 (?) Name of the current capital city of Japan comes from plastic toy, OK? (5) TOKYO* or KYOTO*

i assume this is why the contest was created lmao
noneuclidean 6
8510 TAKE A BREATHER (4, 1, 8) Sit down to start a lousy break and polish off an unfinished sandwich (4, 1, 8) def: Sit down
to start = T_
a = A
lousy break = KEABR*
polish off = EAT
an unfinished sandwich = HER(-o)
noneuclidean 4
8580 FALLOUT (7) Fail to complete a video game (7) def: a video game

fail = F
complete = ALLOUT (as in all-out effort)
noneuclidean 4
8583 SNOWSTORM OR SNOW STORM (9 OR 4, 5) Latest in news feed covering new worst blizzard (9) def: blizzard

latest in news = _S
feed = NOM (as in eat)
covering = [containment indicator]
new worst = WORST*

SNO(WSTOR*)M
noneuclidean 4
8644 ANY CLUE THAT STARTS WITH "MACHINE TO STEAL" (?) Machine to steal new star in a constellation named for a lizard (1 12) T CHAMAELEONTIS

MACHINETOSTEAL*

def: star in a constellation named for a lizard
noneuclidean 4
8722 COBALT (6) Tattered lab coat lacks a metallic element (6) def: metallic element

LABCO(-a)T*
noneuclidean 4
8414 ANY CLUE THAT USES &, @, /, OR ^ AS AN INDICATOR (?) Castle/a home (5) castle slash a = P(-a)LACE
def: home
noneuclidean 3
8456 TEN-FOUR (3-4) 6πŸ‘Œ (3-4) def:πŸ‘Œ
10-4=6
noneuclidean 3
8467 ID CARD (2, 4) Yes, fake pirate's cry had audibly created proof of age (2,4) def: proof of age

wordplay:
yes = AYE
fake = DEKE
pirate's cry = ARR
had = 'D
audibly: "EYE DEKE ARR 'D" sounds like ID CARD

i just wanted an excuse to make a dumb homophone clue lmao
noneuclidean 3
8474 OUROBOROS (9) Our old unending snake hints of reincarnation of souls! (9) &lit
our = OUR
old = O
unending snake = BO(-a)
hints of Reincarnation Of Souls = ROS
noneuclidean 3
8495 BUFFALO (7) Audibly amplify a quiet alarm (7) def: alarm

wordplay:
audibly = homophone indicator
amplify = BUFF (as in video games)
a = A
quiet = LOW
"BUFF A LOW" sounds like BUFFALO
noneuclidean 3
8593 ADJACENT (8) Nearby, a chatterer broadcasted on the radio (8) def: nearby

a = A
chatterer = JAY (sense 2 of jay on google)
broadcasted = SENT
on the radio = [homophone indicator]

"A JAY SENT"
noneuclidean 3
8596 ONE (3), THEN TWO (3), THEN THREE (5), THEN FOUR (4), ETC. Luucky number is even (5) def: lucky number

is=S
even=EVEN
noneuclidean 3
8690 ANY CLUE WITH A WORD USED MULTIPLE TIMES (?) Mutated genes came from revolution of the French the French the French (7) def: mutated genes

revolution of the French = LA<
the French = LE
the French = LES
AL< + LE + LES
noneuclidean 3
8766 ANY CLUE THAT BEGINS "IN SOVIET RUSSIA..." (?) In Soviet Russia there is support def: support
_T RUSS_
noneuclidean 3
8772 FORK (4) Split in choice of temperature??? def: split

choice of temperature = F OR K
noneuclidean 3
9116 VOW (3) Voltage that hurts produces swear words? (3) voltage = V
that hurts = OW

swear words? = VOW (as in wedding vows)
noneuclidean 3
9440 ANY CLUE WITH ITS WORDS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER (?) Lord: "Order, er, Al" (4) EARL*

all of the words are in ALPHABETICALORDER :)
noneuclidean 3
9460 COAX (4) Encourage company to downsize (4) encourage = def
company = CO
to = juxtaposition indicator
downsize = AX
noneuclidean 3
9870 A CLUE THAT COULD GET YOU CHARGED WITH A CRIME IF SPOKEN/PUBLISHED IN A PARTICULAR CONTEXT (?) It's stormy! Don't move! (3) *SIT

https://corpuslegalis.com/us/code/title18/false-weather-reports
noneuclidean 3
10130 MUTINY (6) RIOβ„’ (6) def: RIOT
wp: MU TINY
featuring some elision that Definitely Isn't Acceptable
noneuclidean 3
8479 TAX (3) Ξ“γ…‹< & ↔ = $$$ (3) Ξ“γ…‹< with its reflection looks like TAX

behold: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/730973177483755621/937684992992108554/unknown.png

this is a perfectly sensible cryptic clue what are you talking about
noneuclidean 2
8537 BREAKING BAD (8, 3) TV show robbery gone wrong: one killed (8,3) def: TV show
robbery = BREAK-IN
gone = GONE
wrong = BAD
one killed = (-one)
BREAKING(-one)BAD
noneuclidean 2
8682 ANY CLUE WITH A WORD USED MULTIPLE TIMES (?) Bearing bearing bearing bearing bearing bearing bearing bearing bearing bearing bearing bearing bearing close to total lunacy (13) def: lunacy
Bearing bearing bearing bearing bearing bearing bearing bearing bearing bearing bearing bearing = S+E+N+S+E+E+S+S+N+E+S+S
bearing = [containment indicator]
close to total = _L

S+E+N+S+E+(_L)+E+S+S+N+E+S+S
noneuclidean 2
8723 CARDIOLOGY (10) Matter of the heart is awfully racy, involving exchange where bit of arousal turns to love (10) def:Matter of the heart
awfully racy = RACY*
involving = [containment indicator]
exchange = DIALOG
where bit of arousal turns to love = A_ -> O

CAR(DI(A_->O)LOG)Y*
noneuclidean 2
8938 REPORT (6) Note: "VENT" is a button in Among Us def: a button in Among Us

Note = RE
Vent = PORT (as in an opening for the passage of steam, liquid, or gas)
noneuclidean 2
8984 FLOCCINAUCINIHILIPILIFICATION (29) Corrupt politician in official clinic: "I, uh, showed the consideration of something to be worthless" (29) corrupt (anagram)
POLITICIANINOFFICIALCLINICIUH*
showed (connector)
the consideration of something to be worthless (def)
noneuclidean 2
9897 IFFY (4) Provided furry outerwear of dubious quality (4) def: of dubious quality
Provided = IF
furry outerwear = F_Y
noneuclidean 2
10048 SAXOPHONIST (11) Player said "lets go! i see enemy hideout!" (11) def: Player
said = homophone indicator
lets go = SACKS
i see = OH
enemy = FOE
hideout = NEST

"SACKS OH FOE NEST"
noneuclidean 2
10050 GENESIS (7) Bits of DNA is the beginning (7) def: the beginning
bits of DNA = GENES
is = IS
noneuclidean 2
10332 BOOLEAN (7) True or false: Imprisoning Leia halfheartedly is a good thing (7) LEIA halfheartedly = LE(-i)A (removing half of the middle letters of LEIA)
a good thing = BOON

imprisoning LEA is BOON = BOO(LEA)N
noneuclidean 2
8063 HAND TURKEY (4, 6) Digital drawing is hard nut to crack before explanation (4,6) (HAND TUR)* + KEY noneuclidean 1
8469 TIGER (5) Go-getter's bank receives $1000 (5) def: go-getter

wordplay:
bank = TIER
$1000 = G
TI(G)ER
noneuclidean 1
8493 FLACON (6) Florida man's naked, accepting company for a fancy bottle (6) def: a fancy bottle

wordplay:
Florida = FL
man's naked = (-m)AN(-s)
company = CO
FL + A(CO)N
noneuclidean 1
8543 PITY (4) Terse, without hint of humanity or compassion def: compassion

terse = PITHY
without hint of Humanity = (-h)
PIT(-h)Y
noneuclidean 1
8550 WHATEVS (7) I don't care for hate against past winners, to begin with (7) def: I don't care

hate = HATE
against = VS
past = (as in after)
winners, to begin with = W_
W_ + (HATE + VS)
noneuclidean 1
8552 BORDER (6) Drill involves day to march (6) def: march (as in the Welsh Marches, e.g.)

drill = BORER
involves = (containment indicator)
day = D
BOR(D)ER
noneuclidean 1
8584 SPRUCE (6) Fool complains about answer to you eagerly, at first (6) def: fool (see sense 3 of spruce on google)

wordplay:
complains about = CARPS<
answer to you = (A->U)
eagerly at first = E_

SPR(A->U)C< + E_
noneuclidean 1
8678 ANY CLUE WITH A WORD USED MULTIPLE TIMES (?) Note note note note note note noted (8) D+E+TE+C+TE+D

(TE is an alternate spelling of TI)
noneuclidean 1
8726 (0) Nothing is complete without a large loss (0) def: Nothing

complete = ALL
without = [removal indicator]
a = A
large = L
loss = L

ALL - (A+L+L)
noneuclidean 1
8777 HALFTIME OR HALF TIME (8 OR 4,4) That guy took back around fifty euros at the beginning of sports intermission (8) def: sports intermission

That guy = HIM
took = [containment indicator]
back = AFT
around = [containment indicator]
fifty = L
euros at the beginning = E_
of = [connector]

H(A(L)FT)IM + E_
noneuclidean 1
9895 CODSWALLOP (10) Part of software's defense is by obfuscation, primarily; without the right program, at first it's total nonsense. (10) def: it's total nonsense

Part of software's = CODE'S
defense = WALL
is by = juxtaposition indicator
obfuscation, primarily = O_
without the right = -(_e)
program, at first = P_

COD(-e)S+WALL+O_+P_
noneuclidean 1
9933 ANY CLUE WITH AN "OBVIOUS" ANSWER THAT'S ONLY RULED OUT BY THE ENUMERATION (?) A crowd of people without end, right next to half-concealed Google competitor (behind us), becomes the subject of many memes (7) not A+MO(-b)+(-bi)NG+US
but MO(-b)+R+BI(-ng)+US

thanks eric
noneuclidean 1
10106 ANY WORD OR PHRASE CONTAINING EXACTLY ONE HUNDRED LETTERS (?) Maniacal laughter comes from 50 hectares (100) def: Maniacal laughter
50 hectares = HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
noneuclidean 1
10247 CLOCK (5) πŸ•₯πŸ•’πŸ•₯πŸ•–πŸ•°οΈ (5) def = πŸ•°οΈ

πŸ•₯=C (semaphore)
πŸ•’=LO (looks like L and O)
πŸ•₯πŸ•–=CK (semaphore)
noneuclidean 1
8461 SCARLET (7) Rose is about right, OK? (7) def: rose
is = S
about = CA (circa)
right = R
OK = let
noneuclidean 0
8520 REVEAL (6) Start to leak revolutionary note with, going up, half of review to enthusiasts, primarily (6) def: Start to leak

wordplay:
revolutionary note = LA< = AL
with, going up, = (put whatever comes after this before)
half of review = REV(-iew)
to = (juxtaposition indicator)
enthusiasts, primarily = E_

(REV(-iew) + E_) + AL<
noneuclidean 0
8521 LOVERS (6) Start to leak revolutionary note with, going up, half of review to enthusiasts, primarily (6) def: enthusiasts, primarily

wordplay:
Start to leak = L_
revolutionary note = SO< = OS
with = (containment indicator)
going up = (reversal indicator)
half of review = REV(-iew)
to = (connector)

L + O(VER<)S<
noneuclidean 0
8523 BREAKING BAD (8, 3) Dab cryptically for a TV show? (8,3) Reverse clue:
BREAKING BAD = anagram of BAD = DAB

def: a TV show
noneuclidean 0
8551 FEBRUARY (8) Half-feverish, you are hampered by last of chemotherapy for the month (8) def: the month

half-feverish = FEBR(-ific)
you = U
are hampered = AR(-e)
last of chemotherapy = _Y
noneuclidean 0
8905 INDIANA (7) I N I IN (7) def: IN (state abbr)
I = INDIA (NATO alphabet)
N = N
I = A (both mean one)
noneuclidean 0
9001 ANY CLUE THAT USES A MATHEMATICAL SEQUENCE OTHER THAN EVENS/ODDS TO INDEX (?) Odious potato chip is appropriate (5) wordplay: 1,2,4,7,8 into POtAtoCHip is POACH
def: appropriate
noneuclidean 0
9445 CHTHONIC (8) Warm up a saint for the audience in Hell (8) warm up = THAW
a saint = NICK
for the audience = homophone indicator

in hell = def
noneuclidean 0
9505 A CLUE WHERE EVERY WORD, AS WELL AS THE ANSWER, ARE ALSO VALID WORDS IN NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE(S) (?) Director dupes intern (sort of) and starts to expose nosy texts (14) SUPERINTENDENT

def: director
wp: anag(sort of) of DUPES INTERN + intials(starts to) of Expose Nosy Texts
SUPERINTEND* + E_ N_ T_

superintendent: romanian for "superintendent" (big shocker)
director: spanish for "director" (amazing)
dupes: conjugation of french word for "dupe"
intern: dutch for "internal"
sort: danish for "black"
of: icelandic for "too"
and: estonian for "offering"
starts: conjugation of swedish word for "start"
to: catalan for "tone"
expose: conjugation of french word for "expose"
nosy: conjugation of polish word for "nose"
texts: conjugation of swedish word for "text"
noneuclidean 0
9896 IFFY (4) ||Hairy, kinky yiff|| (4) def: hairy (as in anxiety-inducing)
IFFY*

forgive me
noneuclidean 0
10071 CURRY (5) why they call after cold you oven out of don't start shown eats right hot food (5) def: hot food

why they call = "Y"
after = (juxtaposition indicator)
cold = C
you = U
oven out of = (-oven)
don't start shown = (-p)ROVEN
eats = (containment indicator)
right = R

C+U(R)(-p)R(-oven)+Y

in reference to this: https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/why-do-they-call-it-oven
noneuclidean 0
10145 STEALTH (7) Deranged Spheal makes head of prey into mincemeat, ultimately eating back half of it in private (7) def: private
deranged spheal = anagram of SPHEAL
makes head of prey into mincemeat, ultimately = (p_ -> _T)
eating = containment indicator
back half of it = (-i)T
S(_T)EAL(p_->_T)H*
noneuclidean 0
10337 DAVID BOWIE (5, 5) Movie star that is going after a large sum of money recalled capturing video in which last of cache becomes buried, primarily (5,5) def: movie star

that is = IE
going after = concatenation
a large sum of money = WAD
recalled = reversal
capturing = containment
VIDEO
in which last of cachE becomes Buried, primarily = (_e->B_)

DA(VID(e_->B)O)W+IE
noneuclidean 0

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