Botaku

Contests started: MONGOOSE (8), ANY CLUE OF THE FORM "IN WHICH [STH HAPPENS]" (?), CONSEQUENCE (11), ENTERPRISE, FOUR-LETTER WORD (4-6, 4), DESSERT SPOONS (7,6), TRANSNISTRIA (12), ANY CLUE BEGINNING WITH "HARRY POTTER AND" (?), ANY CLUE THAT HAS A DIFFERENT ANSWER BASED ON WHETHER IT'S AN ACROSS CLUE OR A DOWN CLUE (?), ANY CLUE WITH ITS WORDS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER (?), FAIL-DEADLY (4-6), CLEANSE (7), ANY CLUE THAT HAS NO LETTERS IN COMMON WITH ITS ANSWER (?)

Contests won: ANY CLUE THAT IS FORMATTED LIKE A "YO MAMA" JOKE (?), LINTEL (6), ANY CLUE WITH ONLY MONOSYLLABIC WORDS AND A MONOSYLLABIC ANSWER (?), APROPOS (7), TRAMP (5), SLEW (4), PROPRIOCEPTION (14), STERN (5), ANY CLUE OF THE FORM "IN WHICH [STH HAPPENS]" (?), PARLEYVOO (9), GET A LIFE (3,1,4), OVERDUE (7), SVELTE (6), WES CRAVEN (3, 6), EIGHTY-SIX (6-3), HELICOPTER (10), UPDOG (5), PRANK (5), INCORRIGIBLE (12), HÉLOÏSE (7), ENTERPRISE, OVERMORROW (10), ANY CLUE THAT USES THE SAME DEFINITION AND WORDPLAY (?), BROADWAY (8), TURTLE (6), CAPITAL (7), SPIRIT LEVEL (6, 5), EMOJI (5), PISTACHIO (9), PERIPATETIC (11), FRITO (5), PATHETIC (8), CINNAMON (8), AMORE (5), BANANA (6), DARKHOLD (8), MUSTARD (7), SHIVERS (7), STEFANIA (8), SPLENDOR (8), IOUEA (5), CENTER (6), MANTISSA (8), JACKAL (6), TONER (5), FREE-FOR-ALL (4-3-3), A CLUE WHOSE SURFACE READS LIKE A TWITTER BIO. EXTRA CREDIT FOR EMOJIS (?), VIEW (4)

All Submissions

Clue ID Contest Clue Explanation (hover) Submitted By Likes
8965 PROPRIOCEPTION (14) Sense of epic proportion warped (14) Sense - definition
<EPICPROPORTION>
warped - anagram
Botaku 5
8924 APROPOS (7) Concerning contents of plea proposed (7) Concerning - definition
contents of - hidden word
pleA PROPOSed
Botaku 4
9142 PRANK (5) Some top-ranking trick (5) some - hidden word
toP-RANKing
trick - def
Botaku 4
9209 CAPITAL (7) Recap: Italy includes Rome, say (7) reCAP ITALy
includes - hidden word
Rome, say - def
Botaku 4
9403 CENTER (6) Some public enterprise! (6) &lit:

def - a (community) center, for example, can be a public enterprise

some - hidden word
publiC ENTERprise

(Many thanks to dohz for their consultation!)
Botaku 4
9557 JACKAL (6) Perform menial tasks for nothing at all, endlessly (6) perform menial tasks - def
for - link
nothing at all - JACK-ALL
endlessly - delete last letter
Botaku 4
9023 ANY CLUE OF THE FORM "IN WHICH [STH HAPPENS]" (?) In which a ram beats an ape (7) HARAMBE

In - hidden word
whicH A RAM BEats
an ape - definition
Botaku 3
9281 EMOJI (5) Eminem: O.J. is stuffing face on internet (5) eminEM O.J. Is
stuffing - hidden word
face on internet - def
Botaku 3
9320 PATHETIC (8) Papa, the Tic-Tac stuffing is deplorable! (8) paPA THE TICtac
stuffing - hidden word
is - link
deplorable - def
Botaku 3
9325 FOSSIL (6) Remains of tailless Malagasy mammal before the Italian (6) remains - def
of - link
tailless - delete last letter
Malagasy mammal - FOSSA
before - juxtaposition
the Italian - IL (Italian definite article)
Botaku 3
9326 CINNAMON (8) Panic in 'Nam: onboarding prisoners to open-source UI (8) paniC IN NAM ONboarding
prisoners - hidden word
to - link
open-source UI - def
Botaku 3
9373 BANANA (6) Berry concealed by shrub: an anagram (6) berry - def
concealed by - hidden word
shruB AN ANAgram
Botaku 3
9402 IOUEA (5) Cretaceous poriferan of Greek islet and Fijian island (5) Cretaceous poriferan - def
of - link
Greek islet - IO
and - juxtaposition
Fijian island - UEA

(Both Io and Uea have a Wikipedia page which is more than can be said of the answer :D)
Botaku 3
9503 WONT (4) Is not going to practice (4) ddef: is not going to (WON'T) + practice (WONT) Botaku 3
9617 TONER (5) What a drug addict and a wrong-righter have in common: printer powder! (5) drug addict - STONER
wrong-righter - ATONER
what they have in common - _TONER
printer powder - def
Botaku 3
9758 VIEW (4) Compete and win point (4) compete - VIE
and - juxtaposition
win - W
point - def (i.e. an opinion/stance)
Botaku 3
8767 ANY CLUE THAT IS FORMATTED LIKE A "YO MAMA" JOKE (?) Yo mama so strewn, dawg initially confused her for a foggy drive (8,7) Answer: MOTORWAY MADNESS

dawg initially - D
confused - anagram
<yomamasostrewnd> - MOTORWAY MADNESS
a foggy drive - definition
Botaku 2
8863 LINTEL (6) Support from artificial intelligence (6) support - definition
from - hidden word
artificiaL INTELligence
Botaku 2
8926 ANY CLUE BUT THE WHOLE THING HAS TO BE IN THE FORM OF A POEM - IT DOESN'T HAVE TO RHYME BUT IT SHOULD BE RECOGNIZABLE AS A POETIC TRADITION (ANY) Rose red, violet blue, brash data haul dashing to discuss an issue (1,7,6,2,1,7,6) A TROUBLE SHARED IS A TROUBLE HALVED = <ROSEREDVIOLETBLUEBRASHDATAHAUL>
dashing = ana
to discuss an issue = def

Botaku 2
8966 TRAMP (5) Lady's companion shackled by quiet rampage (5) Lady's companion - definition
shackled by - hidden word
quieT RAMPage
Botaku 2
8969 SLEW (4) C.S.Lewis essentially killed (4) c.S.LEWis
essentially - hidden word
killed - definition
Botaku 2
9005 STERN (5) Frowning in consternation (5) Frowning - def
in - hidden word
conSTERNation
Botaku 2
9029 GET A LIFE (3,1,4) In Turing et al., I felt a call to action (3,1,4) in - hidden word
turinG ET AL I FElt
a call to action - def
Botaku 2
9066 SVELTE (6) Soviet letter, oddly elegant (6) SoViEt LeTtEr
oddly - letters at odd positions
elegant - def
Botaku 2
9157 LIAISON (7) Affair leads to absurd alimonies ripping me off (7) affair - definition
leads to - link
absurd - anagram
<ALIMONIES>
ripping ME off - delete ME
Botaku 2
9169 HÉLOÏSE (7) All without "N or M?", Oscar behind wheel acutely steers, initially into oddly naïve woman of letters (7) all without N or M - delete all instances of N and M
Oscar - O
behind - juxtaposition
wheel acutely - HÉLM
steers initially - S
into - container
oddly NaÏvE
woman of letters - def

HÉL(-M)+O+(-N)Ï(+S)E
Botaku 2
9201 TURTLE (6) Cruel truth about components in drawer (6) cruEL TRUTh
about - reversal
components - hidden word
in - link
drawer - def (cursor that can be instructed to draw an image on the screen)
Botaku 2
9247 SPIRIT LEVEL (6, 5) Vilest peril - broken measuring equipment (6,5) (VILESTPERIL)*
broken - anagram
measuring equipment - def
Botaku 2
9382 MUSTARD (7) Sat in confusion during first half; murderer was the Colonel (7) in confusion - anagram
(SAT)* - STA
during - container
first half murderer - MURD
was - link
the Colonel - def (Colonel Mustard from Cluedo/Clue)
Botaku 2
9461 UMAMI (5) A bit of satsuma, mildly basic taste (5) a bit of - hidden word
satsUMA MIldly
basic taste - def
Botaku 2
9476 PERPETUITY (10) Inalienability guarantee for house of ill repute? Pity (10) inalienability guarantee for house - def
of - link
ill - anagram (fite me 😤)
(REPUTEPITY)*
Botaku 2
9521 MANTISSA (8) Fowles novel reveals abysmal satanism (8) Fowles novel - def
reveals - link
abysmal - anagram
(SATANISM)*
Botaku 2
9541 ANY URL (?) Essentially vagarious online game (4.2) essentially - hidden word
vAGAR.IOus
online game - def
Botaku 2
8876 NUMBER ONE (6, 3) Ember noun becomes something less sensitive (6,3) EMBER NOUN
becomes - anagram
something less sensitive - definition
Botaku 1
8914 ANY CLUE WITH ONLY MONOSYLLABIC WORDS AND A MONOSYLLABIC ANSWER (?) Car from glib, rough Ames (8) Car - definition
from - hidden word
gliB, ROUGH AMes
Botaku 1
8925 ANY CLUE IN THE FORM OF A "L + RATIO +..." MEME (?) L + ratio + you met jabs circulated by most people (8,8) <LRATIOYOUMETJABS>
circulated - anagram
most people - definition

ABSOLUTE MAJORITY
Botaku 1
8967 SPRIGATITO (10) Starter keeps prig at it? One Piece! Starter - definition
keepS PRIG AT IT One
piece - hidden word
Botaku 1
8985 MAESTRO (7) Carcinoma estrogen content irradiated malicious character (7) CarcinoMA ESTROgen
content - hidden word
irradiated malicious character - def (a villainous alternate future version of Hulk)
Botaku 1
9004 THEY (4) Winners, for instance, in just Heyawake (4) Winners, for instance - def
in - hidden word
jusT HEYawake
Botaku 1
9006 EMACS (5) Editor swinging about maces (5) Editor - def
swinging about - anagram
<MACES>
Botaku 1
9049 RECKON (6) Buried in wreck: one gauge (6) buried in - hidden word
wRECK ONe
gauge - definition
Botaku 1
9078 EIGHTY-SIX (6-3) Chick Hicks' endless reign, even shitty engine drops straight away (6-3) Chick Hicks - def (character from Cars, a racecar bearing the number 86)
endless rEIGn
even sHiTtY
engine - STRAIGHT-SIX
drops STRAIGHT away
Botaku 1
9087 TORRENT (7) Stream partner rotates segment about (7) stream - def
parTNER ROTates
segment - hidden word
about - reversal
Botaku 1
9125 HELICOPTER (10) The Police mixed up with Queen on flyer (10) <THEPOLICE>+R
mixed up - anagram
with - juxtaposition
Queen - R
on - link
flyer - definition
Botaku 1
9143 UPDOG (5) Shackled by demigod, punishing revolutionary for nothing much (5) shackled by - hidden word
demiGOD PUnishing
revolutionary - reversal
for - link
nothing much - def (as in "What is updog?" "Nothing much, [...]")
Botaku 1
9147 CREAM CHEESE (5, 6) Emeer's cache concealed food (5,6) <EMEERSCACHE>
concealed - anagram
food - def
Botaku 1
9151 INCORRIGIBLE (12) Broiling rice, stirring until hardened (12) <BROILINGRICE>

stirring - anagram
until - filler
hardened - def
Botaku 1
9173 ENTERPRISE Company to pern IT, seer evens the odds (10) company - def
to - link
evens, odds
pErNiTsEeR + PeRnItSeEr
Botaku 1
9188 OVERMORROW (10) Uncover Morrowind gems two days later (10) uncOVER MORROWind
gems - hidden word
two days later - def
Botaku 1
9191 BROADWAY (8) Strong progress in theatre district (8) ddef
strong - BROAD (e.g. an accent)
progress - WAY (e.g. make one's way through sth)
in - link
theatre district - BROADWAY
Botaku 1
9229 CONCERTO (8) Collaboration on opening piece (8) collaboration - CONCERT (cf. in concert, in collaboration)
on opening - O (first letter of ON)
piece - def
Botaku 1
9267 ERROR (5) In fear or regret over mix-up (5) in - hidden word
feaR OR REgret
over - reversal
mix-up - def
Botaku 1
9285 LYDIAN (6) Puzzler's daily rounds never start (6) puzzler - def
's - link
(DAILY)*+N(ever)
rounds - anagram
start - first letter
Botaku 1
9291 VAMP (4) Volt and ampere shortly lead to a siren (4) shortly - abbrev. (is this necessary?)
volt - V
and - juxtaposition
ampere - AMP
lead to - link
a siren - def
Botaku 1
9294 PISTACHIO (9) Drupe & Co. leaving sociopathic mess (9) drupe - def
& - link
leaving - deletion
mess - anagram
(SOCIOPATHIC)* - (CO)
Botaku 1
9307 PERIPATETIC (11) Stirred precipitate travelling (11) stirred - anagram
(PRECIPITATE)*
travelling - def
Botaku 1
9319 FRITO (5) Snack mistaken for it (5) snack - def
mistaken - anagram
(FORIT)*
Botaku 1
9334 ARCHIVE (7) Pack at the end of Curve Data catalogue (7) pack - HIVE
at the end of - juxtaposition
curve - ARC
data catalogue - def
Botaku 1
9360 TOPIARY (7) Shaken IPA drunk by conservative in ornamental shrub (7) shaken - anagram
(IPA)* - PIA
drunk by - insertion
conservative - TORY
in - link
ornamental shrub - def
Botaku 1
9366 AMORE (5) When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie in a bustling Rome (5) when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie - def
in - link
bustling - anagram
A+(ROME)*
Botaku 1
9374 DARKHOLD (8) Dead? Key of life swaps opening number for closing number in front of ancient castle in Forgotten Realms (8) dead - D
key of life - ANKH
opening number - N_
closing number - _R
in front of - juxtaposition
ancient - OLD
castle in Forgotten Realms - def
Botaku 1
9395 SHIVERS (7) French winter flanked by nazis, trembles (7) French winter - HIVER
flanked by - container
nazis - SS
trembles - def
Botaku 1
9396 TREMOR (6) Backward Bob gets second degree, shaking (6) backward - reversal
Bob - ROBERT
gets second degree - swaps B(achelor) for M(aster)
shaking (noun) - def
Botaku 1
9400 SPLENDOR (8) Asp, lend Orpheus guts and glory! (8) aSP LEND ORpheus
guts - hidden word
and - link
glory - def
Botaku 1
9417 SALAD (5) Regular assault and rummage (5) regular aSsAuLt AnD
rummage - def
Botaku 1
9419 FEINT (5) Fencing move sounds weak (5) fencing move - def
sounds - homophone
weak - FAINT
Botaku 1
9449 ZUGZWANG (8) Zürich's neighbour associated with central buzzword before Lee forced to make a bad move (8) Zürich's neighbour - ZUG (a Swiss canton)
associated with - juxtaposition
central - middle two letters
buzZWord
before - juxtaposition
Lee - ANG
forced to make a bad move - def
Botaku 1
9452 PERFIDY (7) Tracking chip planted in Allende's ally, constituting a war crime (7) tracking chip - RFID
planted in - insertion
Allende's ally - PEY
constituting - link
a war crime - def
Botaku 1
9458 CRAZY (5) Disturbed some Lycra zygotes (5) disturbed - def
some - hidden word
lyCRA ZYgotes
Botaku 1
9502 FLICK (5) Could be some chick film! (5) &lit:

def - alluding to the term "chick flick"

could be - anagram
some - hidden word
chiCK FILm
Botaku 1
9504 A CLUE WHERE EVERY WORD, AS WELL AS THE ANSWER, ARE ALSO VALID WORDS IN NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE(S) (?) Pet in this language or in native Australian language? (3) ddef - DOG in English, as well as in Mbabaram (is it from the same well if they're false cognates? :thonk:)

pet - Dutch for "cap"
in - Dutch for "in"
this - Scots for "this" (or Quechua for the sound a cat makes when preparing to attack something, if you prefer 😂)
language - Old French for "language"
or - French for "gold"
native - Italian for "female natives"
Australian - Finnish for "Australian" (the ending being the same is actually somewhat coincidental)
Botaku 1
9522 EXPONENT (8) Subtraction, say, for engineer faced with one stuck between two Windows versions (8) subtraction, say - def (in linguistics, subtraction is a type of exponent)
for - link
engineer - E
faced with - juxtaposition
ONE stuck between XP and NT
Botaku 1
9540 REPECHAGE (9) Final chance for the Queen to back away from dessert lacking its eponym, containing E174 (9) final chance - def (it's the final chance for a team that initially failed to qualify to make it to the finals)
for - link
the Queen - ER
to back away from - reversal + juxtaposition
dessert lacking its eponym - PÊCHE (-MELBA)
containing - insertion
E174 - silver, i.e. AG

(ER)< + PÊCH(+AG)E
Botaku 1
9558 CALICO CAT (6, 3) Regular chaplaincy and upside-down taco for tortoiseshell with white undercoat (6,3) regular ChApLaInCy
and - juxtaposition
upside-down - reversal
C_A_L_I_C_ + (TACO)<
for - link

tortoiseshell with white undercoat - def
Botaku 1
9573 CASHEW (6) Allergen given by that woman, swallowed by crow's cry (6) allergen - def
given by - link
that woman - SHE
swallowed by - insertion
crow's cry - CAW
CA(+SHE)W
Botaku 1
9641 COASTER (7) A bit of cocoa sterilisation provides protection (7) a bit of - hidden word
coCOA STERilisation
provides - link
protection - def (protects the countertop from getting wet or burned)
Botaku 1
9687 FREE-FOR-ALL (4-3-3) In the middle of Mischief Reef, oral law leads to brawl (4-3-3) in the middle of - hidden word
mischieF REEF ORAL Law
leads to - link
brawl - def
Botaku 1
9696 A CLUE WHOSE SURFACE READS LIKE A TWITTER BIO. EXTRA CREDIT FOR EMOJIS (?) xe/xem, PTSD, secretly free (6) xE/XEM PTsd
secretly - hidden word
free - def
Botaku 1
9712 ANY CLUE THAT IS ALSO A PARADOX (?) Odd and not odd, off the wall decoration (4) oDdAnDnOt
odd off - remove odd letters
the wall decoration - def
Botaku 1
8582 TRENCHCOAT (10) Catch tenor rustling overwear (10) overwear - definition
rustling - anagram
<CATCH TENOR>
Botaku 0
8854 ANY ANAGRAMLESS CLUE WITH AN ANSWER THAT IS 15+ LETTERS LONG (?) Give up rearrangement strategies, extract promises (15) Give - filler
uP REARRANGEMENT Strategies
extract - hidden word
promises - definition for PREARRANGEMENTS
Botaku 0
8868 ANY ICONIC DUO “X AND Y” E.G. “FISH AND CHIPS”, “TOM AND JERRY” ETC. (X, 3, Y) Aloof fan donates insides every now and then (3,3,2) AloOF FAN DONates
insides - hidden word
every now and then - definition

OFF AND ON
Botaku 0
8915 INDIRECT ANAGRAM (8,7) Unusual technique for mixing short irregular amine, genetic material with its components? (8,7) Unusual technique - definition
mixing - anagram
short irregular - IRR
genetic material - DNA
and its components - ACGT
<IRR AMINE DNA ACGT>
Botaku 0
8943 PERUSE (6) Secretly super useful scan (6) secretly - hidden word
suPER USEful
scan - definition
Botaku 0
8945 AND... SCENE! (3... 5) Ends acne artfully? (3... 5) &lit:

Def - a visual arts person could say this when starting to use medication to end their acne, for instance.

<ENDSACNE>
artfully - anagram
Botaku 0
8968 MAYBE (5) Jepsen Maybelline? (5) ddef:

Jepsen's song "Call Me Maybe"
tagline "Maybe it's Maybelline"
Botaku 0
8991 ANY CLUE THAT USES A MATHEMATICAL SEQUENCE OTHER THAN EVENS/ODDS TO INDEX (?) Kolakoski abhors pop band (4) ABBA

Kolakoski sequence begins with 1, 2, 2, 1
indexing "abhors"
pop band - definition
Botaku 0
9027 CIRCLE (6) The coven's sorceress takes the L (6) sorceress - CIRCE
takes the L - circLe
the coven - definition
Botaku 0
9028 PARLEYVOO (9) YOLO vaper's gibberish French talk (9) (YOLOVAPER)*
gibberish - anagram
French talk - definition
Botaku 0
9040 ET TU (2,2) Lettuce contains Caesar's words (2,2) lETTUce
contains - hidden word indicator
Caesar's words - definition
Botaku 0
9042 LANCE (5) Knight lost a lot, including his weapon (5) LANCELOT\LOT
lost - removal
a, including - filler
his weapon - def
Botaku 0
9054 OVERDUE (7) Moving north from Verdun, flanked by one late arrival (7) verdun flanked by one - ONVERDUNE
moving north from - bits and pieces, remove the Ns
late arrival - def
Botaku 0
9060 TARNISHED (9) Some puzzled eh's in rather twisted, lacking Polish (9) some - hidden word
puzzleD EHS IN RATher
twisted - reversal
lacking polish - def
Botaku 0
9064 DUMPSTER (8) Badump! sternum conceals source of fire (8) baDUMP STERnum
conceals - hidden word
source of fire - def
Botaku 0
9065 ROTOM (5) Backwards mover controls appliances (5) mover - MOTOR
controls appliances - def
Botaku 0
9071 BOLD (4) Rash, botched lobotomy conceals cutback (4) rash - def
botcheD LOBotomy
conceals - hidden word
cutback - reversal
Botaku 0
9073 WES CRAVEN (3, 6) Small charge interrupting snitch with stitches clipped, in turn writing Krueger (3,6) small charge - EV (electronvolt)
interrupting - container
snitch - NARC
with stitches - SEWN
clipped - last letter deletion
in turn - reversal
writing Krueger - def

(N(+EV)ARC+SEW(-N))<
Botaku 0
9077 CONSEQUENCE (11) Comeuppance for a row of crooks (11) ddef - CONSEQUENCE, CON+SEQUENCE Botaku 0
9092 HAYWIRE (7) "Why I are out of order?" (7) &lit - a robot asking itself a question like this suggests it has gone haywire

<WHY I ARE>
out of order - anagram
Botaku 0
9097 GALOSH (6) Group theorist loses identity, with heart in boot (6) group theorist - GALOIS
loses - removal
identity - I
with - juxtaposition
heart - H
in - filler
boot - definition

GALO(-I)S+H
Botaku 0
9113 VOW (3) Whoever regularly returns, loses Queen's oath (3) whoever regularly - WOVR
returns - reversal
loses Queen('s) - delete R
oath - definition
Botaku 0
9118 INDICATOR (9) Mark caught in India, in front of Jena gate (9) Mark - def
caught - C
in - insertion
in front of - appends
Jena gate - TOR (gate in German)

INDI(C)A+TOR
Botaku 0
9132 ONIGIRI (7) Jelly donuts: endless tonic, unfinished gin, even fruit! (7) jelly donuts - def (in the Pokémon anime, onigiri was localised as jelly donuts)
tONIc + GIn + fRuIt
Botaku 0
9150 CLOUDS (6) Water with Metal backing Wood reported as having no wins and losses, flanked by negative acolytes of Earth and infernal ally of Fire (6) water with metal backing - def (i.e. vapour which is said to have a silver lining)
reported - homophone (wood - would)
as having no wins and losses - remove W and L
flanked by - double juxtaposition
negative acolytes of Earth - CL (acolytes of earth - salt, the negative ions in salt being chlorine)
infernal ally of fire - S (sulphur = brimstone, hell being described as fire and brimstone)

CL+(w)OU(l)D+S
Botaku 0
9156 RABBIT (6) Crab bites prisoner's pet (6) cRAB BITes
prisoner(')s - hidden word
pet - definition
Botaku 0
9183 SONI (4) Artisan caste's regularly astounding, not grand (4) artisan caste - def
aStOuNdInG
not grand - delete G
Botaku 0
9193 ANY CLUE THAT USES THE SAME DEFINITION AND WORDPLAY (?) The same definition and wordplay leads revolution, accepting European mortgage (6) WADSET

leads - initial letters
revolution - reversal
accepting - inclusion
European - E
mortgage - def
(TSDAW)< +E
Botaku 0
9205 BLOOD PACT (5, 4) Broadcast regularly replaced by cut content for a contract (5,4) B_O_D_A_T + _L_O_P_C_
regularly replaced by - every second letter replaced by
cut - LOP
content - C
for - link
a contract - def
Botaku 0
9230 STAB (4) Bats abandoned, leading to another attack (4) (BATS)*
abandoned - anagram
leading to - link
another attack - def
Botaku 0
9258 CHARLIE PARKER (7, 6) Fool-Stopper Yardbird (7,6) ddef
fool - CHARLIE (BrE slang)
stopper - PARKER
Yardbird - def
Botaku 0
9268 CARBON (6) Dinn, Obra came back in ashes, basically (6) emaC ARBO Nnid
back - reversal
in - hidden word
ashes, basically - def
Botaku 0
9282 MCDONALD'S (9) Old farmer's fast food chain (9) ddef
old farmer's ("Old McDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O")
fast food chain
Botaku 0
9308 HABANERO (8) Mocha ban erodes contents of Amazonian export (8) mocHA BAN EROdes
contents - hidden word
of - link
Amazonian export - def
Botaku 0
9310 CRUCIBLE (8) Club rice around in vessel (8) (CLUBRICE)*
around - anagram
in - link
vessel - def
Botaku 0
9313 BUFFET (6) Warren cut short in canteen (6) Warren - BUFFETT
cut short - delete last letter
in - link
canteen - def
Botaku 0
9316 SMORGASBORD (11) Ångström broods in ruins, not without choice (11) (ÅNGSTRÖMBROODS)*-(NOT) = SMÖRGÅSBORD

in ruins - anagram
without - excluded (in the old-fashioned sense of "not within", should work after the keyword as well, I imagine?)
choice - def
Botaku 0
9318 TRANSNISTRIA (12) Banach-Tarski trains crashed in breakaway state (12) Banach-Tarski - double the string
(TRAINSTRAINS)*
crashed - anagram
in - link
breakaway state - def
Botaku 0
9347 ANY CLUE BEGINNING WITH "HARRY POTTER AND" (?) "Harry Potter and the Gossip Columnist" absurdly drops shot puts for seafaring skill (9,12) SPHERICAL TRIGONOMETRY

and - anagram fodder link
(HARRYPOTTERTHEGOSSIPCOLUMNIST)*
absurdly - anagram
drops - deletion
-SHOTPUTS
for - link
seafaring skill - def
Botaku 0
9358 A CLUE THAT ONLY WORKS IF ONE ASCRIBES TO A WIDELY DEBUNKED CONSPIRACY THEORY (?) Bin constructed with rotating tool, bra companion, even jet fuel-resistant stuff in the middle (11) WASTEBASKET

bin - def
constructed with - link or juxtaposition, whichever way you want to look at it
rotating - reversal
tool - SAW
bra companion - KET (in bra-ket notation)
even - take even letters
jet fuel-resistant stuff - sTeEl BeAmS
in the middle - place between the previous two

(SAW)< + TEBAS + KET
Botaku 0
9359 TURIN (5) I hear you are in the can; papyrus for the throne? (5) I hear - homophone
you are - U R
in - container
the can - TIN
papyrus for the throne - def (see Turin King List)
Botaku 0
9367 BLESS (5) Get word from Pope, say, that Lim scratched out once arms and legs torn off (5) Get word from Pope, say - def
that - link
Lim scratched out - LIM deleted
once - link (i.e. once you have the word LIMBLESS, LIM is deleted)
arms and legs torn off - LIMBLESS

(Can you tell I'm annoyed at how long it took me to figure out Lim's fate in Obra Dinn?)
Botaku 0
9376 COURTESY (8) Respect lost eco yurts (8) respect - def
lost - anagram
(ECOYURTS)*
Botaku 0
9380 SPACEMAN (8) Endless enamel caps zero-gravity astronaut (8) endless - delete first and last letter
zero-gravity - reversal
astronaut - def
Botaku 0
9383 TESTIFY (7) A bit of latest, if you swear (7) a bit of - hidden word
laTEST IF You
swear - def
Botaku 0
9384 ECCEDENTESIAST (14) Stepford wife with possibly seediest accent (14) Stepford wife - def (cf. the trope Stepford Smiler)
with - link
possibly - anagram
(SEEDIESTACCENT)*
Botaku 0
9399 STEFANIA (8) Eurovision-winning song in rhythm game makes evening loud (8) Eurovision-winning song - def
in - link
rhythm game - STEPMANIA
makes evening loud - replaces PM by F
Botaku 0
9422 CHTHONIC (8) Hiding in yacht, hon? I curse the infernal! (8) hiding in - hidden word
yaCHT HON I Curse
the infernal - def
Botaku 0
9423 BREACH (6) Chasm within sombre Achilles (6) chasm - def
within - hidden word
somBRE ACHilles
Botaku 0
9434 ANTHEM (6) Hymn about bug before border (6) hymn - def
about - link
bug - ANT
before - juxtaposition
border - HEM
Botaku 0
9435 DIDACTIC (8) Characters in sordid act, icily instructive (8) characters in - hidden word
sorDID ACT ICily
instructive - def
Botaku 0
9446 EA-NASIR (2-5) Ear full of soda and glass cations for disappointing copper merchant (2-5) full of - insertion
soda and glass cations - NA and SI
EA(+NA)(+SI)R
for - link
disappointing copper merchant - def
Botaku 0
9459 COAX (4) Butter up dual of hatchet (4) butter up - def
dual of - CO-
hatchet - AX
Botaku 0
9483 SPATCHCOCK (10) Butterfly coming from Belgian town, followed by "The Birds" director without greeting (10) butterfly - def (spatchcocking is a special form of butterflying)
coming from - link
Belgian town - SPA
followed by - juxtaposition
"The Birds" director - HITCHCOCK
without greeting - delete HI
Botaku 0
9515 REDEEM (6) Save 007 imprisoned by "7 Chinese Bros." group (6) save - def
007 - (John) DEE, signed his letters with 007
imprisoned by - container
"7 Chinese Bros." group - R.E.M.
Botaku 0
9525 ELEVEN (6) German elf Scheele ventilates components (6) German elf - def ("elf" is German for "eleven")
ScheELE VENtilates
components - hidden word
Botaku 0
9542 EPEE (4) Protégée's bottom half containing its head, no good sport (4) protégée's bottom half - ÉGÉE
containing its head - ÉG(+P)ÉE
no good - delete G
sport - def
Botaku 0
9616 ANY CLUE THAT IS A MASSIVE SPOILER (OF A BOOK/MOVIE/SHOW ETC.) (?) (Curtain, A. Christie) ||Norton, i.e. X uses extreme confusion and eseroline, say (10)|| NEUROTOXIN = (NORTONIEX+U_)*

extreme - first letter
confusion - anagram
and - link
eseroline, say - def
Botaku 0
9740 HACK (4) Shackled prisoners get along (4) sHACKled
prisoners - hidden word
get along - def
Botaku 0
9741 GRADUATION (10) Range-limiting uniform ceremony (10) range - GRADATION
limiting - container
uniform - U
ceremony - def

(Thanks to dohz for their consultation!)
Botaku 0
9742 A CLUE (1, 4) The faintest thrashing about locality in UTC+8:45 (1,4) the faintest - def ("haven't a clue" = "haven't the faintest")
thrashing about - anagram
locality in UTC+8:45 - EUCLA
Botaku 0
9759 BISHOP (6) Tupac's role in two works (6) Tupac's role - def
in - link
two - BI-
works - SHOP (e.g. workshop)
Botaku 0
9760 CUCKOO (6) Clutch Kronos regularly in card game (6) ClUtCh KrOnOs
regularly - letters at odd positions
in - link
card game - def
Botaku 0

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