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Contests won: FINALE (6), CLOUDS (6), TICONDEROGA (11), BOONDOGGLE (10), FOUR-LETTER WORD (4-6, 4), A CLUE THAT HAS A DIFFERENT ANSWER DEPENDING ON WHETHER AMERICAN OR BRITISH ENGLISH IS USED (?), MCDONALD'S (9), GENTOO (6), HABANERO (8), BUFFET (6), SMORGASBORD (11), TRANSNISTRIA (12), FOSSIL (6), EGREGIOUS (9), ARCHIVE (7), A CLUE THAT ONLY WORKS IF ONE ASCRIBES TO A WIDELY DEBUNKED CONSPIRACY THEORY (?), SPACEMAN (8), ECCEDENTESIAST (14), BREACH (6), EA-NASIR (2-5), ZUGZWANG (8), SPATCHCOCK (10), FLICK (5), AREPA (5), REPECHAGE (9), ASPECT (6), LECHONK (7), ANY CLUE THAT HAS NO LETTERS IN COMMON WITH ITS ANSWER (?), BISHOP (6), SNAKE (5), CORNER (6), CORONER (7), RIVER PEBBLE (5, 6), MYOPIA (6), ANY WORD OR PHRASE CONTAINING EXACTLY ONE HUNDRED LETTERS (?), BOUNTY (6), FLAKE (5), TERRITORY (9), DESPERATE (9), PIPIS (5), ANY PUZZLEHUNT TEAM (?), TRIPTYCH (8), TAKOYAKI (8), INTERNET EXPLORER (8, 8), TRIQUETRA (9), THE GAME (3, 4), STEVIA (6), GIZMO (5), KISMET (6), TACHYCARDIA (11), ANANASSA (8), BATHTUB (7), CHARLOTTE (9), WHITE WHALE (5, 5), ACROSTIC (8), HYPE (4), PUZZLE HUNT (6, 4), AT SIGN (2, 4), VERBOTEN (8), LIMESTONE (9), FLAPS (5), EDGE CASE (4 4), YABBA DABBA DOO (5, 5, 3), SLIM (4), CUBEWANO (8), FOLDEROL (8), EIGENLETTER (11), KRAMPUS (7), OFFICER (7), ASTRAY (6), SATURNINE (9)

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Clue ID Contest Clue Explanation (hover) Submitted By Likes
9914 CLUE THAT HAS A DIFFERENT ANSWER DEPENDING ON WHETHER IT’S INTERPRETED BEFORE OR AFTER THE YEAR 1868 (?) "First President with alive parents is extremely nurturing" - Observer Olivia, Northern Egypt (5) Pre-1868 parse:
Nurturing
Observer
Olivia
Northern
Egypt
NO ONE has been elected president whose parents were alive. (Also it's <1868, so there's no space in NOONE.)

Post-1868 parse:
nurturinG
observeR
oliviA
northerN
egypT
GRANT was elected in 1868.

Research began and ended with https://xkcd.com/1122/
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10786 STEVIA (6) Toothpaste vials found to contain artificial sweetener (6) toothpaSTE VIAls
found to contain = hidden word
artificial sweetener = definition
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11328 WHITE WHALE (5, 5) My obsession? Hearing a ghoul scream. (5, 5) My obsession = definition
Hearing = homophone
ghoul scream = WIGHT WAIL
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11994 OFFICER (7) Kill, kill! Right, sergeant? (7) Kill = OFF
kill = ICE
Right = R
sergeant = def
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9329 FOSSIL (6) Borealis software reveals twisted relic. (6) boreaLIS SOFtware
reveals = hidden word
twisted = reversed
relic = definition
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9333 EGREGIOUS (9) Like using any random phrase as an anagram indicator, e.g., "I grouse". &lit
Like using any random phrase as an anagram indicator - anagram indicator
EGIGROUSE - anagram fodder
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9523 AREPA (5) Software package Easter egg is a corny treat. (5) softwARE PAckage
Easter egg - hidden word indicator
is a - link
corny treat - def
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11101 CHARLOTTE (9) A sweet web admin? (9) A sweet = def, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_(cake)
web-admin = punny def, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte%27s_Web
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9153 CLOUDS (6) Computer science is about noisy services like Azure and AWS. (6) Computer science = CS
About = containing
Noisy = LOUD
Services like Azure and AWS = def
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9305 GENTOO (6) Regularly agree not to top Linux distribution. (6) Regularly = every other letter
aGrEe NoT tO tOp
Linux distribution = def
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9330 ARCHIVE (7) Gas plant storage. (7) Gas - AR (argon)
plant - CHIVE
storage - definition
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9355 A CLUE THAT ONLY WORKS IF ONE ASCRIBES TO A WIDELY DEBUNKED CONSPIRACY THEORY (?) Outstanding saint hosts pyramid builder. (7) Outstanding - def
saint - ST
hosts - {containing}
pyramid builder - ALIEN
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9398 TREMOR (6) Shake unrestrained nucleus, then shake more. (6) Shake - def
unresTRained - TR
nucleus - center
then - {unexciting placement word}
shake - anagram indicator
MORE - anagram fodder
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9455 ZUGZWANG (8) Zeus' gaze oddly on Vera in a tight spot. (8) ZeUs' GaZe
oddly - {every other letter}
on - {next to}
Vera - designer vera WANG
in a tight spot - def
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9519 FLICK (5) Snap at frustratingly witless Professor. (5) Snap - def
at - {connector}
frustratingly - {anagrind}
witless - drop <WIT>
Professor - FLItwiCK
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9902 CODSWALLOP (10) Fish thrash foolish ideas. (10) Fish - CODS
thrash - WALLOP
foolish ideas - def
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10129 BROMIDE (7) Wife-to-be internalizing a mantra - so cliché (7) Wife-to-be = BRIDE
internalizing = containing
a mantra = OM
so cliché = definition
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10191 FLAKE (5) Regularly film a skier and a bit of snow (5) Regularly = every other letter
FiLm A sKiEr
and = link
a bit of snow = definition
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10716 LICENSE (7) It says you can essentially sponsor basic science following bugs (7) It says you can = definition
essentially = middle letters
spoNsor baSic sciEnce
following = after
bugs = LICE
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11045 MATCHA (6) Tea before a game (6) Tea = definition
before = juxtaposition
A
game = MATCH
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11061 BATHTUB (7) Gin is made here with barium, some THC, and, oddly, thumbs (7) Gin is made here = definition, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathtub_gin
with = link
barium = BA
some THc
oddly = every other letter
ThUmBs
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11364 HYPE (4) Lengthy period full of excitement (4) lengtHY PEriod dpad 3
11634 LIMESTONE (9) Elvis meets at lounge regularly, providing rock (9) eLvIsMeEtSaTlOuNgE
regularly = every other letter
providing = link
rock = def
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11909 CLEAT (5) Shoe oddly called art (5) CaLlEdArT dpad 3
11976 EIGENLETTER (11) Elite regent organizes two characters in similar spots (11) ELITE REGENT = anagram fodder
organizes = anagrind
two characters in similar spots = def
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12085 WOOF (4) Whiskey? Yikes, that's... gonna be a yikes from me dawg (4) Whiskey = W
Yikes = OOF
that's gonna be a yikes from me dawg = def (yarr, me dawg say WOOF on occasion, 'tis the only word he knows!)
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9081 ANY TITLE OF A SONG, WHEREIN THE CLUE MUST CONTAIN LYRICS FROM THAT SONG (?) I have changed, swapping dimensions after it's dead but there's a DJ Mayonnaise album. (5 5) <I have> {changed}(anag) {swapping dimensions}(swap H to L) after {it's dead} (STILL) but there's [a DJ Mayonnaise album]. (5 5)

I have changed = Mirror's Edge _Still Alive_
Dead but there's still = Portal _Still Alive_
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9114 MOTHER (6) The parent that's more like an insect. (6) [The parent] that's more like(ER) an insect(ER) dpad 2
9115 SPRING (6) Pool season. (6) Double def. dpad 2
9168 LIAISON (7) Fifty-one AIs covering Bond. (7) Fifty-one = LI
AIs = AIS
covering = ON
bond = def.
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9174 HÉLOÏSE (7) Nun, He, and Lamed occur in scripture entrance exams primarily. (7) [Nun], HE, and Lamed Occur In Scripture entrance(first letters) Exams primarily(first letter). dpad 2
9223 CAPITAL (7) Ripken munches on bread with hockey player. (7) Ripken(CAL) munches on{contains} bread(PITA) with [hockey player]. dpad 2
9245 A CLUE THAT HAS A DIFFERENT ANSWER DEPENDING ON WHETHER AMERICAN OR BRITISH ENGLISH IS USED (?) First floor's Tlingit roommate urgently crashed Kyle's van. (5) US:
First floor's = first letters
Tlingit Roommate Urgently Crashed Kyle's
[van]

UK:
First floor = the floor above ground = second letters
tLingit rOommate uRgently cRashed kYle's
[van]
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9246 GARBAGE (7) Fashion era riffraff. (7) Fashion(GARB) era(AGE) [riffraff]. dpad 2
9328 CINNAMON (8) Theater cat leaves game of _Betrayal_ after action and even spice! (8) Theater Cat (GUS)
leaves{drop}
Game of betrayal (AMONGUS)
after{placement}
aCtIoN aNd even{even letters}
spice - def
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9331 PAPYRUS (7) Font of syrup pa spills. (7) Font - def
(of - connector)
SYRUP PA - anagram fodder
spills - {anagram indicator}
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9371 ANY CLUE THAT HAS A DIFFERENT ANSWER BASED ON WHETHER IT'S AN ACROSS CLUE OR A DOWN CLUE (?) This clue's direction? Primarily, mock fantasy character. This clue's direction? - Across/Down
Primarily, - take first letter
mock - RAG ON
fantasy character - def/def
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9377 COURTESY (8) Favor octopus' rather shy regularity. (8) Favor - def
oCtOpUs' RaThEr ShY
regularity - every other letter
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9392 ECCEDENTESIAST (14) Characters in the distance identify a stepford wife. (14) Characters in the = bank indicator
DISTANCE = letter bank
identify = connector
a stepford wife = def
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9416 SALAD (5) Liberal left Texan city, flipped to Green Party? (5) Liberal - L
left - delete
Texan city - DALLAS
flipped - backwards
to - {connector}
Green Party - salad
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9493 SPATCHCOCK (10) Prepare chicken with one third pasta and a hint of tomato, then tip over anchovy and artichoke hearts. (10) Prepare chicken - def
with - {connector}
one third pasta - SPAghetti
and - {juxtaposition}
a hint of - {first letter}
Tomato
then - {juxtaposition}
tip - COCK
over - {containing}
ancHovy and artiChoke
hearts - {middle letters}
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9535 MANTISSA (8) Woman eats a bug on a bit of a log. (8) Woman - MISS
eats - containing
a bug - ANT
on - {atop}
A
bit of a log - def
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9546 JACKAL (6) Sweet-talk the reverend's wild dog. (6) Sweet-talk - CAJOLE
the reverend's - spoonerism
wild dog - definition
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9556 REPECHAGE (9) Extra heat makes pancake bubble up with gas and time. (9) Extra heat - def
makes - connector
pancake - CREPE
bubble up - rotate to REPEC
with gas - H
and time - AGE
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9570 ASPECT (6) Detail in a shirt's appearance. (6) Detail - SPEC
in - contained
A
shirt - T
appearance - def
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9578 LYNX (4) In Brooklyn, Xavier finds a Minnesota team. (4) In... finds - hidden word
brookLYNXavier
a Minnesota team - def
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9587 CASHEW (6) Content warning: ||contains Arthur's nut|| (6) Content Warning:
contains
Arthur - ASHE
nut - definition
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9650 ABANDON (7) Withdraw blood and more blood from donor's heart. (7) Withdraw - def
blood - AB
AND
more blood - O
from... 's heart - {middle letter}
doNor
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9679 UNICODE (7) School program with a ton of characters. (7) School - UNI
program - CODE
with - link
a ton of characters - def
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9683 SUPERTEAM (9) Steam up re: confusing the Avengers with the Justice League. (9) Steam up re - anagram fodder
confusing - anagrind
the Avengers with the Justice League - definitely a SUPERTEAM
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9686 ANY CLUE THAT HAS NO LETTERS IN COMMON WITH ITS ANSWER (?) Beat up driver event? (4) Beat - FLOG
up - reversal
driver event? - def

GOLF
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9710 PODCAST (7) People talking online results in shattered DotA PCs. (7) People talking online - def
results in - link
shattered - anagrind
DOTAPCS - anagram fodder
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9715 ANY CLUE THAT IS ALSO A COMPLETE LIE (?) Hershey's candy is made of berries and cake. (3 8) Hershey's candy - def, ICE BREAKERS
is made of ... and ... - anagrind
BERRIES CAKE - anagram fodder
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9739 ANY CLUE WITH TWO DIFFERENT ANSWERS DEPENDING ON WHETHER IT’S INTERPRETED IN BRITISH ENGLISH OR AMERICAN ENGLISH (?) Refuse passengers running undersea bachelor brewpub _Iguana Swimming Hole_. (7) US:
Refuse - def
passengers - passengers get in on the right side of the car, so we take those letters
runninG
underseA
bacheloR
brewpuB
iguanA
swimmingG
holE

UK:
Refuse - def
passengers - passengers get in on the left side of the car, so we take those letters
Running
Undersea
Bachelor
Brewpub
Iguana
Swimming
Hole
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9817 CLUE THAT'S ENTIRELY IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (ANSWER, DEFINITION, AND CRYPTIC READING) https://imgur.com/nY4uB3B Jedi foe - def
partially disbars - remove bars from one letter, see https://imgur.com/a/YFbuAUM
half a prison - SING-sing
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9859 AQUARIUM (8) Schoolhouse resizes a constellation? (8) Schoolhouse - def, home to a school of fish
resizes - S->M
a constellation - AQUARIUS
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9880 DETOUR (6) Trends oddly flip before our departure. TrEnDs oddly
flip - DET
before - juxtaposition
OUR
departure - def
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9949 CORNER (6) Heartless medical examiner's catch-22 (6) Heartless = drop middle letter
medical examiner = CORoNER
's = link
catch-22 = def, a troubling situation (backed into a corner)
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10115 ANY WORD OR PHRASE CONTAINING EXACTLY ONE HUNDRED LETTERS (?) _King of the Hill_ episode with characters from _Cave Prowling Myths_ (4,7,2,3,8,7,3,10,2,7,5,2,3,8,7,3,10,2,7) King of the Hill episode = definition
with characters from = letter bank indicator
Cave Prowling Myths = letter bank

What Happens at the National Propane Gas Convention in Memphis Stays at the National Propane Gas Convention in Memphis
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10139 BOUNTY (6) Premium nut chewed and swallowed by a kid (6) Premium = def
NUT = anagram fodder
chewed = anagrind
and swallowed by = contained in
a kid = BOY
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10306 TERRITORY (9) Habitat is really empty after moving otter outside of Rhode Island (9) Habitat = definition
is = link
ReallY empty = outer letters
after = juxtaposition
moving = anagrind
OTTER = anagram fodder
outside of = containing
Rhode Island
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10377 PIPIS (5) Two detectives initially stumble identifying some shellfish (5) Two = repeat
detectives = PI
initially = first letter
Stumble
identifying = link
some shellfish = definition
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10689 TAKOYAKI (8) Weirdly okay chip-wrapped snack (8) Weirdly = anagrind
OKAY = fodder
chip = TAKI
wrapped = inside
snack = definition
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10766 SEXTANT (7) Star-gazer confuses Texan in the middle of the street (7) Star-gazer - definition
confuses = anagrind
TEXAN
in the middle of = contained in
the street = ST
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10777 THE GAME (3, 4) Teams argue that regularly making sacrifices brought about a cognitohazard (3, 4) tEaMs ArGuE tHaT
regularly making sacrifices = every other letter
brought about = reversal
a cognitohazard = definition

(Don't skip sleep during hunts!)
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10827 SWANS (5) Game saw Magnus making regular sacrifices (5) Game = definition, one of the collective nouns for a group of swans is a game (per wiki)
SaW mAgNuS
making regular sacrifices = every other letter
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10863 ANANASSA (8) NASA reorgs twice, develops a strawberry (8) NASA = anagram fodder (twice)
reorgs = anagrind
develops = link
a strawberry = definition
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11014 GOOSE (5) Cobra Chicken Beer - made with love! (5) Cobra Chicken = def, https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/cobra-chickens
Beer = GOSE
made with = insert
love = O
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11343 ACROSTIC (8) An angry bug reportedly just looking at first letters (8) An angry bug = A CROSS TICK
reportedly = homophone
just looking at first letters = def
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11409 SHOGI (5) Gosh, I am struggling at chess (5) GOSHI = anagram fodder
am struggling at = anagrind
chess = definition
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11501 CARET (5) Scare tactics involving a powerful character? (5) sCARETactics
involving = hidden word
a powerful character = def, in some programming languages, ^ is used for exponentiation
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11556 S (1) Letter to an allegedly arty connector? (1) Letter = def
allegedly = homophone
arty connector = R-T connector
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11642 EDGE CASE (4 4) Boundary condition caused meltdown e.g. ceased (4 4) Boundary condition = def
caused = link
meltdown = anagrind
EGCEASED = anagram fodder
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11910 AUTHENTIC (9) You and that chicken broke into the attic? For real? (9) You = U
that chicken = HEN
broke into the = container indicator
ATTIC
for = link
real = definition
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11925 SLIM (4) Shady fellow? It's me, trying on every size! (4) Slim fellow = def (Slim Shady)
me = I
trying on = containment indicator
every size = S L M
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11964 FOLDEROL (8) Fool loses love, embraces older nonsense (8) FoOL
loses love = drop one O
embraces = surrounding
OLDER
nonsense = def
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11979 KRAMPUS (7) Oddly, Korean MapQuest leads to a monster (7) Oddly = every other letter
KoReAnMaPqUeSt (Hey kids! Back before google maps, we had to use https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MapQuest to get places _and_ we had to print it out ahead of time! Wild!)
leads to = link
a monster = def
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12040 ASTRAY (6) Hydrogen-free cigarette receptacle gone wrong (6) Hydrogen-free = drop H
cigarette receptacle = AShtray
gone wrong = definition
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12087 MEOW (4) Persian's greeting reaches Emperor Wu regularly (4) Persian's greeting = definition
reaches = link
eMpErOr Wu
regularly = every other letter.
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12311 REDACT (6) Edit inspired action piece (6) Edit = def
inspiRED ACTion
piece = hidden word indicator
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9096 HAYWIRE (7) "Straw" (with anger) "all yellow in Wordle!" (7) Straw(HAY) with(W) anger(IRE) [all yellow in Wordle](yellow letters in wordle mean they're in the wrong place) dpad 1
9122 FINALE (6) Find Alex cut short at wrap-up. (6) FINd ALEx cut short(remove last letters) at [wrap-up]. dpad 1
9154 INCORRIGIBLE (12) Scruffy corgi rib line can't be fixed. (12) Scruffy (anag.) <CORGI RIB LINE> [can't be fixed] dpad 1
9167 TICONDEROGA (11) New York fort before the German icon puts on a robe. (11) New York fort = def
before = placement
the German = DER
icon = ICON
puts on = inside
robe = TOGA
T(ICON+DER)OGA
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9175 ENTERPRISE Venture to genetically modify, ripen trees. (10) Venture = definition
genetically modify = anagram
RIPENTREES = anagram fodder
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9179 BOONDOGGLE (10) Artifice is a godsend to pup with broken leg. (10) [Artifice] is a godsend(BOON) to pup(DOG) with broken <LEG>. dpad 1
9202 BROADWAY (8) Wicked location to laugh loudly about cry of pain when stabbed by plug. (8) Wicked location - Wicked is a musical on Broadway
to laugh loudly - BRAY
about - containing
cry of pain - OW
when stabbed by - containing
plug - AD
BR(O(AD)W)AY
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9213 FOUR-LETTER WORD (4-6, 4) Loud lead-free dour mail item: "WotC dark foes flip like each term here." (4-6 4) Loud(F) lead-free{drop first letter} dOUR mail item(LETTER) WotC dark foes(DROW) flip{reverse} [like each term here] dpad 1
9222 BASMATI (7) Rice mat bias is problematic. (7) Rice - def
MAT BIAS - anagram fodder
is problematic - anagram indicator
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9225 OBVIATE (7) Anticipate lithium-free memory charm. (7) [Anticipate] lithium-free(-LI) memory charm(OBliVIATE). dpad 1
9232 CONCERTO (8) Instrumented piece with Spanish core corrupted over time. (8) [Instrumented piece] with Spanish(CON) <CORE> corrupted over{containing} Time. dpad 1
9252 SPIRIT LEVEL (6, 5) Elvis' triple-retuned instrument. (6, 5) <elvistriple> retuned{anag.} [instrument] dpad 1
9306 DOUBLE SIDED (6, 5) Two-faced claim -"of course the cow was seen!" (6, 5) Two-faced - def
claim - homophone
of course - DUH
the cow - BULL
was seen - SIGHTED
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9309 HABANERO (8) Spicy pepper and bad brains regularly eaten by hero. (8) Spicy pepper = definition
bAd BrAiNs regularly = ABAN
eaten by = contained in
HERO
H(ABAN)ERO
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9321 BUFFET (6) Strike a psychic Pokémon after scratching its head a lot. (6) Strike - def
a psychic Pokémon - WOBBUFFET
scratching its head a lot - drop WOB
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9322 SMORGASBORD (11) Mishmash of endless campfire treats and smoke oddly abhorred. (11) Mishmash - def
(of - connection)
endless campfire treats - SMORes
(and)
smoke - GAS
oddly abhorred - aBhOrReD
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9323 TRANSNISTRIA (12) Even out terrain using inset artisan breakaway state. (12) Even out - (drop evens)
TeRrAiN uSiNg InSeT aRtIsAn
breakaway state - def
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9327 PATHETIC (8) Sad about the plastic dropping two sizes. (8) Sad - def
about - containing
the - THE
plastic - PLASTIC
dropping two sizes - drop L and S
PA(THE)TIC
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9342 ANY CLUE BEGINNING WITH "HARRY POTTER AND" (?) Harry Potter and the Steadily Retreating Head Infection (5) Harry
Potter
And
The
Steadily

retreating - reversal
head - first letters
Infection - definition
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9351 FISHING (7) Seeking animated shin gif. (7) Seeking - def
animated - anagram indicator
SHINGIF - anagram fodder
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9372 BLESS (5) Ballets as odd praise. (5) BaLlEtS aS
odd - odd letters
praise - def
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9387 SPACEMAN (8) Astronaut's coming back from Codename: Capsule. (8) Astronaut's - def
coming back - reversal
from - hidden word
codeNAME: CAPSule
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9407 IOUEA (5) Pilot uses a regular old sponge. (5) pIlOt UsEs A
regular - every other letter
old sponge - def.
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9408 SPLENDOR (8) _Bejeweled_ game involves removing duplicates from organ entrance. (8) _Bejeweled_ game - def (BGG 148228)
involves - link
removing duplicates from - for any letter that shows up more than once, replace it with just one copy of itself
organ - SPLEeN
entrance - DOoR
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9411 CENTER (6) Penny... uh... core? Penny - CENT
uh - ER
core - def
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9432 FEINT (5) "I heard it's a barely noticeable fake." (5) I heard it's a - homophone indicator
barely noticeable - FAINT
fake - def
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9433 BREACH (6) The break-in's about... about a famous musician? (6) The break-in's - def
about - {around}
about - RE
a famous musician - BACH
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9436 CHTHONIC (8) Infernal speedster loses Sajak's wares over a fake coin. (8) Infernal - def
speedster - CHEETAH
loses Sajak's wares - drop the vowels, EEA
over - (useless) positioning indicator
a fake - {anagram indicator}
COIN - anagram fodder
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9448 EA-NASIR (2-5) Copper swindler's arena is reforging. (2-5) Copper swindler - def
ARENA IS - anagram fodder
reforging - anagram indicator
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9486 PERPETUITY (10) Eternity appears pretty, even without bearing harmony. (10) Eternity - def
aPpEaRs PrEtTy
even - even letters
without - drop
bearing - N
harmony - UnITY
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9490 SPLOOT (6) Smol pupper opens with "Henlo! Where's chimkin? Flippin' catto...", ends with comfy stretch. (6) Smol - S
Pupper - P
opens with - {first letter}
HENLO
where's chimkin? - drop HEN
Flippin' - {reversal}
catTO
ends - {last two letters}
with - {connector}
comfy stretch - definition
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9537 ELEVEN (6) Knievel flips through half-open brand new windows? (6) EVEL Knievel
flips through - reverse
half opEN
brand new Windows - latest version of Windows is ELEVEN
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9561 GHOTI (5) Scam has utterly bad spelling. (5) Scam - PHISH
has utterly - homophone
bad spelling - (comically bad) definition
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9586 SWIATEK (7) Wisconsin's odd anthem _In the Endless Blue, a Cardinal_. (7) Wisconsin - WI
odd AnThEm
In - contained in
Endless - drop last letter
Blue - SKy
A Cardinal - def, Kazimierz Świątek
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9589 LECHONK (7) John Locke scratches head twice, carves up a monster of a hog. (7) joHNLOCKE - anagram fodder
scratches head twice - drop first two letters
carves up - anagram indicator
a monster of a hog - def, Lechonk is the Hog (Pocket) Monster
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9593 LAGNIAPPE (9) Extra pull-ups essential to bicep pain galore. (9) Extra - def
pull-ups - reverse
essential to - hidden word
bicEP PAIN GALore
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9624 TÜRKIYE Concert closed with Mötley Crüe's penultimate fringe rock vinyl _Oddly Not the Last Republic_. (7) concerT
closed - last letter
with - link
Mötley Crüe's penultimate - Ü
fringe - outer letters
RocK
vInYl
oddly not - even letters only
thE
last - last letter
Republic - definition
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9628 ANY CLUE THAT IS A MASSIVE SPOILER (OF A BOOK/MOVIE/SHOW ETC.) (?) (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince) ||Dumbledore's killer peels off for a short rest.|| (3) Dumbledore's killer - sNAPe
peels off - drop first and last letter
for - link
a short rest - definition
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9631 TANGIBLE (8) Bagel tin shaped like a solid. (8) BAGEL TIN - anagram fodder
shaped like a - anagram indicator
solid - def
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9636 TONER (5) More weight for bodybuilder? (5) ddef
More - TON-ER
bodybuilder - one who TONEs their body - a TONER
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9653 COASTER (7) Pub freebie for a firm, unsettling stare. (7) Pub freebie - definition
for - link
a firm - CO
unsettling - anagram indicator
STARE - anagram fodder
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9655 CLEANSE (7) Scrub jar containing the French sardine wrappers. (7) Scrub - def
jar - CAN
containing - container indicator
the French - LE
SardineE
wrappers - first and last letters
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9700 ANGST (5) Worry about memory-free unit. (5) Worry - def
about - link
memory-free - drop ROM
unit - ANGSTROM
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9701 FREE-FOR-ALL (4-3-3) Anarchy? Or in rapid decline? (4-3-3) Anarchy - def
OR
in - contained
rapid decline - FREEFALL
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9713 ANY CLUE THAT IS ALSO A PARADOX (?) "A number is this clue's answer" initially negates Lagrange's extreme confusion. (3) A number - def, ONE
is - link
this clue's answer - one=I
initially Negates - N
Lagrange's extreme - L
confusion - anagrind
...wait, that's not right.
A number - def, NIL
is - link
this clue's answer - Nil=O
initially Negates - N
lagrangE's extreme - E
confusion - anagrind
[STACK OVERFLOW]
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9751 ANY CLUE THAT ENDS WITH "... THIS IS NOT A PUZZLE." (?) Kissing, for some, perplexingly starts in Burkina Faso (really!), ends "This is not a puzzle". (5 4) Kissing, for some - def
perplexingly - anagrind
starts - first letters
In Burkina Faso Really
ends - last letters
thiS iS noT A Puzzle
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9756 BISHOP (6) Underground club is hoppin' with mulled wine. (6) Underground - hidden word
cluB IS HOPpin'
with - link
mulled wine - def
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9765 VIEW (4) Voices we oddly see? (4) VoIcEsWe
oddly - odd letters
see - def
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9791 ROSE (4) A flower grew, had its head plucked. (4) A flower - def
grew - AROSE
had its head plucked - drop A
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9825 CANDELABRA (10) Light support able to half-state interminable boast. (10) Light support - def
able to - CAN
half-state - DELAware
interminable boast - BRAg
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9918 VITO (4) Danny gets two haircuts in a van. (4) Danny = deVITO
gets two haircuts = drop first two letters
in = link
a van = def
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9938 CONTACT (7) Touch with Spanish diplomacy (7) Touch = def
with Spanish = CON
diplomacy = TACT
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9946 SNAKE (5) Brick game with a plumber's tool (5) ddef
Brick game = the Nokia "Brick" had a game simply called SNAKE
with = link
a plumber's tool = tool to clean out drains
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9948 CORN (4) Pluck a seed, get an earful? (4) Pluck A = drop A
seed = ACORN
get = link
an earful = corn (measured by the ear)
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9968 SMACK-DAB (5-3) Squarely hit a dance move (5-3) Squarely = def
hit = SMACK
a dance move = DAB
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9969 JOVIAL (6) Friendly average guy briefly joins a vessel (6) Friendly = def
average guy = JOe
briefly = drop last letter
joins = (juxtaposition)
a vessel = VIAL
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9970 CORONER (7) "I see dead people" lies crooner (7) "I see dead people" = def, a coroner would say this
lies = anagrind
CROONER = anagram fodder
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9971 JESUS (5) Trinity's son judges outsiders over converting Sue (5) Trinity's son = def, the holy trinity
JudgeS
outsiders = first and last letters
over = containing
converting = anagrind
SUE = anagram fodder
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9986 RIVER PEBBLE (5, 6) Poem by Belle oddly opens "After seventeen steps down an arena / Something in an otter's pocket..." (5,6) PoEm By BeLlE
oddly = every other letter
opens = juxtaposition
after seventeen steps down an = rot17
ARENA = RIVER
Something in an otter's pocket = def, https://veloxify.com/animals/2021/otters-have-a-favorite-stone-that-they-carry-with-them-for-the-rest-of-their-life/6602/
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10023 TEN THOUSAND (3, 8) Haunted snot sculpted into a square (3,8) HAUNTED SNOT = anagram fodder
sculpted into = anagrind
a square = def, 100*100
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10104 MYOPIA (6) IPO may result in short-sightedness (6) IPO MAY = anagram fodder
result in = anagrind
short-sightedness = def
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10122 TAPE (4) Record PETA being ridiculous (4) Record = definition
PETA = anagram fodder
being ridiculous = anagrind
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10161 BISCUIT (7) Fawn's first cousin regularly captured by heartless android (7) Fawn = def, http://fawn.colorcode.is/ vs https://www.color-name.com/biscuit.color (synonyms on thesaurus.com)
's = link
fIrSt CoUsIn regularly = every other letter
captured by = contained in
heartless = drop middle letter
android = BoT
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10169 QUINTET (7) Time-consuming self-replicating program's central feature is a small band (7) Time = T
consuming = contained in
self-replicating program = QUINE
central feaTure
is a = link
small band = definition
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10203 EXCISE (6) Cut a workout? Uh, no. (6) Cut = definition
a workout = EXERCISE
uh = ER
no = drop
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10244 LIBRARY (7) Light artillery starts and ends with an integral support depot full of magazines (7) LIght artilleRY
starts and ends = first and last letters
with an integral = containing
support = BRA
depot full of magazines = definition
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10276 WATERMELON (10) Lawmen tore apart Oklahoma's state vegetable (10) LAWMEN TORE = anagram fodder
apart = anagrind
Oklahoma's state vegetable = definition, seriously, https://www.npr.org/2015/03/01/389945364/watermelon-wedge-issue-ripens-in-oklahoma
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10277 VAGUE (5) General hidden among Villanova guests (5) General = definition
hidden among = hidden word
villanoVA GUEests
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10311 DESPERATE (9) Having lost hope, a magic shard interrupts a night out (9) Having lost hope = definition
a magic shard = ESPER, in Magic: the Gathering, there are five wedges
interrupts = inside
a night out = DATE
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10336 DAVID BOWIE (5, 5) Ziggy Stardust and I were enthralled when a performing diva bowed (5,5) Ziggy Stardust and I were enthralled when a performing diva bowed (5,5)

Ziggy Stardust = definition
and = link
I = I
were enthralled when a = contained in
performing = anagrind
DIVA BOWED = anagram fodder
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10386 LOOKDOWN (8) Even Elmo worked and oddly won a fish (8) Even = every other
eLmO wOrKeD
and = next to
oddly = anagrind
WON = anagram fodder
a fish = definition
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10387 DESCARTES (9) Mercedes' car testing involves a French coordinator (9) merceDES CAR TESting
involves = hidden word
a French coordinator = definition, Descartes invented Cartesian coordinates
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10412 CORNCOB (7) Inner ear shown by cold bucking bronco (7) Inner ear = definition, middle of an ear of corn
shown by = link
Cold = C
bucking = anagrind
BRONCO = anagram fodder
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10452 GROK (4) Understand that a tight end is pointless (4) Understand = definition
that = link
a tight end = GROnK
is pointless = drop any compass points
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10456 ANY PUZZLEHUNT TEAM (?) The Saviors of Bookspace's Banach-Tarski meta (8) The Saviors of Bookspace = definition, TEAMMATE were the first team to solve the 2022 MIT Mystery Hunt
's = link
Banach-Tarski = cut apart each letter into finite pieces then reassemble them into two copies of each letter
META = Banach-Tarski fodder
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10710 MOOCH (5) Anthony trades love for a badly brewed mocha (5) Anthony = definition, Scaramucci aka "The Mooch"
trades...for = swap
love = O
A
badly brewed = anagrind
MOCHA = anagram fodder
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10719 PETRICHOR (9) Pleasant smell coming from a trumpet-rich orchestra (9) Pleasant smell = definition
coming from = hidden word
trumPET RICH ORchestra
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10770 BINGLE (6) Crimew's Sprigatito is secretly disturbing Ledybas (6) Crimew's Sprigatio = definition
is = link
secretly = hidden word
disturBING LEdybas
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10771 INTERNET EXPLORER (8, 8) Someone gaining experience with an alien, a boy scout, and an old computer program (8, 8) Someone gaining experience = INTERN
with = juxtaposition
an alien = ET
a boy scout = EXPLORER
and = link
an old computer program = definition
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10773 TRIQUETRA (9) Retweet "tequila changes hands, drunkenly creates a simple knot" (9) Retweet = RT
TEQUIlA
changes hands = L->R
drunkenly creates = anagram
a simple knot = definition
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10814 MONTAGE (7) My French professor's assistant heartlessly gave a jumble (7) My French = MON
professor's assistant = TA
heartlessly GavE
jumble = definition
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10823 GIZMO (5) A creature you shouldn't feed after midnight secretly ascends random ziggurat (5) A creature you shouldn't feed after midnight = definition, from the movie Gremlins
secretly = hidden word
ascends = reversal
randOM ZIGgurat
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10852 POTOOOOOOOO (11) Tyrant's dad provides weed? Nope, none, zip, zilch, nada, zero, naught, diddly-squat! (11) Tyrant's dad = definitiin
provides = link
weed = POT
nope = O
none = O
zip = O
zilch = O
nada = O
zero = O
naught = O
diddly-squat = O
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10966 FLOP ERA (4, 3) Heavy metal musical _Rabbit Season_? (4, 3) Heavy metal = FL (Flerovium)
musical = OPERA
Rabbit Season = punny def
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11024 FINNISH (7) Reportedly, Kanye will let you do this in a foreign language (7) Reportedly = homophone
Kanye will let you do this = FINISH, https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/kanye-interrupts-imma-let-you-finish
in a = link
foreign language = definition
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11352 PASTA (5) Arepas take secret ingredients, flour, and water (5) arePAS TAke dpad 1
11386 PUZZLE HUNT (6, 4) Up, up! Then catch some Zs! Then lutetium is anagrammed for one or more metas! (6, 4) UP<
ZZ
<THEN+LU>
One or more metas = def
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11465 VERBOTEN (8) Vancouver bot encounter is secretly taboo (8) vancouVER BOT ENcounter
is secretly = hidden word
taboo = def
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11466 AT SIGN (2, 4) Two shift a bit of the Bat-Signal (2, 4) Two shift = def (two on a qwerty keyboard gives @ if shift is held)
a bit of the = hidden word
bATSIGNal
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11472 LABEL (5) Identify odd leaf beetle (5) LeAfBeEtLe dpad 1
11496 PERCENT (7) Supercenter speakeasy is just a small part (7) suPERCENTer
speakeasy = hidden word indicator
just a small part = definition
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11636 NO ONE (2 3) Nary a soul extracts lithium from a Pokémon (2 3) Nary a soul = def
extracts lithium from = -LI
a Pokémon = LINOONE
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11641 FLAPS (5) Florida public school panics (5) FLA+PS dpad 1
11846 ANY CHEESE (?) Something mythical, something from the zoo, something welcoming, something blue (10) Something mythical = GORGON
something from the = pick one letter from
Zoo
something welcoming = OLA (Portuguese for "hello")
something blue = definition, GORGONZOLA is a blue cheese
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11867 YABBA DABBA DOO (5, 5, 3) Cry produced by a body (5, 5, 3) Cry = def
produced by = letter bank indicator
A BODY = bank
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11927 CUBEWANO (8) Sandwich filled with a bit of mutton and something a little eccentric (8) Sandwich = CUBANO
filled with = containing
a bit of mutton = EWe
something a little eccentric = definiton, "a low-eccentricity Kuiper belt object"
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11947 BALDERDASH (10) Run with less hair? Nonsense! (10) Run with less hair = punny def, bald-er dash
Nonsense = straight def
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11995 HALF-ASSED (4-5) He'd catch an alien with a donkey... badly (4-5) HED
catch = containing
an alien = ALF
a donkey = ASS
badly = definition
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12086 OFFSTAGE (8) Behind the scenes, monster eats confused staff - it's not right! (8) Behind the scenes = def
monster = OGRE
eats = containment
confused = anagrind
STAFF = anagram indicator
it's not right = drop R
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12088 PORTCULLIS (10) Left pick is a gate (10) Left = PORT
pick = CULL
IS
a gate = definition
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12152 SATURNINE (9) Moulin Rouge dancer stashes a vase with a cold disposition (9) Moulin Rouge dancer = SATINE
stashes = containing
a vase = URN
with = link
cold disposition= definition
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12180 POO POO (3, 3) ||Oops, I did it again / I flipped you over / I lost some seconds / Oh... shit (3, 3)|| OOPS
I did it again = repeat, so OOPSOOPS
I flipped you over = reversal
I lost some seconds = drop S
Oh... shit = definition
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9090 TORRENT (7) In Elden Ring, mount mold back on king tree folk. (7) [In Elden Ring, mount] mold(ROT) back(rev.) on king(R) tree folk(ENT). (7) dpad 0
9095 FORWARD (7) Send on because of drawback. (7) [Send on] because of(FOR) DRAW(backwards). dpad 0
9098 GALOSH (6) Cry of surprise about headline "All-Leather Footwear". (6) Cry of surprise(GOSH) about(around) headline(first letters) (A)ll (L)eather [Footwear] dpad 0
9117 VOW (3) I owe you, I swear! (3) IOU is 3/5 of the VOWel letters
I swear = def
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9123 INDICATOR (9) Swap bases in GTA or go after a mostly blue litmus test. (9) Swap bases = DNA, swap G/C and A/T so GTA->CAT
or = OR
go after = positioning indicator
mostly blue = INDIgo
litmus test = definition
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9130 HELICOPTER (10) Ingenuity, e.g. detailing spiral for the heartless boss' odd pet bear. (10) [Ingenuity, e.g]: The Mars rover's helicopter
detailing - remove last letter
spiral = HELIx
for the (fluff)
heartless boss' = CtO
odd pet bear = PeT bEaR
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9136 ONIGIRI (7) Snack on pig iris endlessly. (7) [Snack]
ON
pIG IRIs endlessly
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9139 SOAP (4) Second cheap replica ICO ends up being a bubble creator. (4) Second - S
cheaP replicA icO [ends up] = OAP
being
{a bubble creator} = def
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9146 PRANK (5) Silent but deadly stinkbomb. (5) Silent = P
Deadly (smelling) = RANK
Stinkbomb = def
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9149 CREAM CHEESE (5, 6) Transformed mecha captured by retired oracle tucking in to this French spread. (5, 6) Transformed (anag.) MECHA=AMCHE
Captured by = {inside}
Retired (reversed) oracle = REES
Tucking in to = {inside}
This French = CE
C(RE(AMCHE)ES)E
Spread = Definition
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9161 RABBIT (6) _Night of the Lepus_ star left bar for a second. (6) [_Night of the Lepus_ star]
left bar = RAB
a second = BIT
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9178 APRON (5) Monkey marathon broadcast coverage. (5) Monkey marathon = APE RUN
broadcast = sounds like
coverage = def.
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9181 SONI (4) Arithmancer captured during _Crisis on Infinite Earths_. (4) Arithmancer = Soni is a member of Arithmancy
captured during = hidden word
crisiSONInfiniteearths
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9185 OSTRICH (7) Most rich folks hide their exotic bird. mOSTRICHfolks
hide = hidden word
exotic bird = def.
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9204 ANY CLUE THAT USES THE SAME DEFINITION AND WORDPLAY (?) The same definition ends up as wordplay and somewhat Orwellian bad news. (2'2-2-4) thE samE definitioN
ends up = reverse last letters
<word>play = anagram WORD
somewhat orwELLian = ELL
bad news = definition
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9208 TURTLE (6) Shelled water fauna hurries after palmy genesis. (6) Shelled = take middle letter of each other word
waTer
faUna
hurRies
afTer
paLmy
genEsis

&lit - turtles are shelled creatures that are born on beaches (palmy genesis) and need to hurry to the water.
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9226 HADES (5) Hot drinks in hell. (5) (H)ot drinks(ADES) in [hell]. dpad 0
9227 HADES (5) Later, Pluto was betrayed by extremely vindictive scientists. (5) [Later, Pluto] was betrayed(HAD) by extremely{ends} vindictivE scientistS.

"Pluto (Greek: Πλούτων, Ploutōn) was the ruler of the underworld in classical mythology. The earlier name for the god was Hades"
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9233 STAB (4) Try the Saint of Blood Types? (4) [Try] the Saint(ST) of blood types(AB) dpad 0
9235 SEA LION (3, 4) Circus performer pops a lesion. (3 4) [Circus performer] pops{anag.} <a lesion>. dpad 0
9253 MF DOOM (2, 4) Vaudeville villain rapper's fringe motif reversed decree. (2, 4) [Vaudeville Villain rapper]'s fringe{outer edges} MotiF reversed{flip} decree(DOOM). dpad 0
9263 EASTER (6) The Sunday after Lent is this repressed feast eruption. (6) [The Sunday after Lent] is this repressed{hidden} fEAST ERuption. dpad 0
9264 CHARLIE PARKER (7, 6) Ornithology writer burns and lies to valets endlessly. (7, 6) [Ornithology writer] burns(CHARs) and LIEs to valets(PARKERs) endlessly{drop all last letters}. dpad 0
9266 CARBON (6) _Need for Speed_ entry dragster is good in France. (6) [_Need for Speed_ entry] dragster(CAR) is good in France(BON). dpad 0
9269 ERROR (5) Ore bank fault. (5) ORE = letter bank
bank = {letter bank}
fault = definition
dpad 0
9279 UBE (3) Regular, humble yam. (3) Regular{every other letter} hUmBlE [yam]. dpad 0
9280 MCDONALD'S (9) Scold damn salad chain. (9) Scold damn=anagram fodder
salad={anagram}
chain=definition
dpad 0
9299 DESSERT SPOONS (7,6) Bank portends to have cutlery. (7,6) Bank = word bank
PORTENDS = bank letters
to have = connection
cutlery = definition
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9300 LYDIAN (6) Unicode block where I, L, and Y mingle. (6) [Unicode block] where <I L AND Y> mingle{anag.}. dpad 0
9301 VAMP (4) Improvise a bloodsucker who calms down? (4) Improvise = definition
bloodsucker = VAMPIRE
who calms down? = drop IRE
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9303 PISTACHIO (9) Posit chia mutations related to Poison Ivy. (9) Posit chia - anagram fodder
mutations - anagram indicator
related to poison ivy - definition (verb phrase, poison ivy and pistachios are both in the Anacardiaceae family)
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9324 FRITO (5) Chip broadcasts complimentary digit. (5) Chip = definition
broadcasts = homophone
complimentary = FREE
digit = TOE
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9357 TURIN (5) Anti-plagiarism service debugs shroud site. (5) Anti-plagiarism service - TURNITIN
debugs - drop NIT
shroud site - def
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9378 BANANA (6) "Tropicana: Naboo" contains zero-gravity fruit. (6) "tropicANA: NABoo"
contains - hidden word
zero-gravity - flipped
fruit - def
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9379 AMORE (5) DaVinci's love sings of an eel. (5) DaVinci's love - def
Sings of - homophone indicator
An eel - A MORAY
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9385 MUSTARD (7) Relish Zappy and friends rolling in mud. (7) Relish - definition
Zappy and friends - RATS
rolling - flip
in - contained
mud - MUD
MU(STAR)D
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9393 TESTIFY (7) Swear to show gratitude for hosting an endless messy fiesta. (7) Swear - def
To show gratitude - TY (Thank You)
Hosting - contains
Endless - drop last letter
Messy - anagram
FIESTa - fodder
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9404 STEFANIA (8) Crater a fansite by mistake. (8) Crater - def, Stefania Crater on Venus
A FANSITE - fodder
by mistake - anagram indicator
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9413 GOOGLE-FU (6-2) Acquiring skills through sludge, a broken leg, and endless garbage. (6-2) Acquiring skills - def
through - {connection}
sludge - GOO
a broken - anagram indicator
LEG - anagram fodder
endless - drop outer letters
garbage - reFUse
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9414 GLOOM (5) Pokémon with the blues. (5) double def
Pokémon // the blues
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9447 DIDACTIC (8) Preachy Queen performs briefly, I see. (8) Preachy - def
Queen - DIDo
performs - ACTs
briefly - drop last letters
I see - IC
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9466 PERFIDY (7) Faithlessness from pro-compassion Reverend. (7) Faithlessness - definition
from - {connector}
pro-compassion - FOR PITY
Reverend - {spoonerism} (say it like "fer")
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9467 COAX (4) Persuade to help cut down a tree? (4) Double def
Persuade
help(CO-) cut down a tree(AX)
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9480 CRAZY (5) Mad god replaces clue? Gaudy! (5) Mad - definition
god - RA
replaces - {instead of}
clue - HINT
gaudy - C(HINT)ZY
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9489 THANOS (6) Utah rainbows regularly lead to a snappy fellow? (6) uTaH rAiNbOwS
regularly - every other letter
lead to - {link}
snappy fellow - def
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9506 DEMAGOGUE (9) Corrupt mage fed to hound by somewhat sad prejudiced leader. (9) Corrupt - anagrind
MAGE - anagram fodder
fed to - inside
hound - DOG
by - {link}
somewhat sad - blUE
prejudiced leader - def
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9516 WONT (4) Likely town rezoning. (4) Likely - def
TOWN - anagram fodder
rezoning - anagrind
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9529 REDEEM (6) Auntie's after a _Scarlet Letter_ cash-in. (6) Auntie - EM
's after a - {juxtaposition}
Scarlet - RED
Letter - E
cash-in - def
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9536 EXPONENT (8) Advocate prior foe get nerfed. (8) Advocate - definition
prior - EX
foe - OPPONENT
get nerfed (make them no longer OP)

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9555 ANY URL (?) Flee, flee before half-trivial MMORPG! (9.3) Flee - RUN
flee - ESCAPE
before - {connector}
half-trivial - COMmon
MMORPG - [def]
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9559 CALICO CAT (6, 3) Unenergetic celiac reacts badly, throws up a taco and something tricolored. (6, 3) Unenergetic - -E
celiac - CLIAC
reacts badly - anagram indicator
throws up a - reversal
TACO
and - link
something tricolored - def
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9560 EPEE (4) Extremely French summer overwhelms central government organization of fish guts and accented crosswordese. (4) Extremely - ends
French summer - ÉtÉ
overwhelms - containing
central - middle letter
government organization - ePa
of - {connector}
fish - eEl
guts - middle letter
and - {link}
accented crosswordese - def
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9569 OEUVRE (6) OR, IF YOU PREFER, ŒUVRE (5) Work mineral around revolutionary French sight. (6) Work - def
mineral - ORE
around - containing
revolutionary - reversal
French sight - VUE
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9595 TRIFLE (6) Annoy entire broadcast for a bit. (6) Annoy - TRY
entire - FULL
broadcast - homophone
for - {link}
a bit - def
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9605 ASPHODEL (8) Leads bad tour of soup plant. (8) LEADS - anagram fodder
bad - anagram indicator
tour of - containing
soup - PHO
plant - definition
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9608 YANK (4) Deep down, Priyanka's a jerk. (4) Deep down - hidden word
priYANKa
's - link
a jerk - definition
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9610 GREEN EGGS (5, 4) Eco-friendly, like emptying propane barbecues. (5, 4) Eco-friendly - GREEN
like - EG
emptying - remove middle letters
propane - GaS
barbecues - def, https://biggreenegg.com/
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9611 SATISFIED (9) Sorry? About what? Sit up straight, the document isn't large, okay? (9) Sorry - SAD
about what - containing
SIT
up straight - reversal
the document - FIlE
isn't large - drop L
okay - definition
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9635 BOX (3) Wine without a rude ill-formed container. (3) Wine - BOrdeauX
without - drop
A RUDE - anagram fodder
ill-formed - anagram indicator
container - def
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9656 ANY CLUE THAT STARTS WITH "ANY CLUE THAT" (?) ANY CLUE THAT ENDS WITH A CRYPTID (4) anY cluE thaT
ends - last letters
with - juxtaposition
a - I
cryptid - def, YETI
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9661 GRANULAR (8) Finely detailed, relative to Ulaanbaatar's outer limits. (8) Finely detailed - definition
relative - GRAN
to - {juxtaposition}
ULaanbaatAR
's outer limits - start and end of the word
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9663 IDIOCY (6) Folly is abruptly raising cash in the middle of a DIY project. (6) Folly - def
is - link
abruptly - drop last letter
raising - reversal
cash - COIn
in the middle of a - contained in
DIY - anagram fodder
project - anagram indicator
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9678 ANY CLUE ENTIRELY MADE UP OF WORDS FROM PREVIOUS CONTESTS' PROMPTS (?) Shave and amputate oblong product then jail Othello top to bottom with oddball and Oregon trail dough. (8) Shave and amputate - drop edge letters twice
oblong - anagram
prODUct
then - juxtaposition
jail...with...and - contain
OthellO
top to bottom - outer letters
odd BaLl
oregoN
trail - last letter
dough - def

DOU BL OO N
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9681 EQUIVALENCE (11) Parity between points includes a brief test covering mostly orange. (11) Parity - def
between...includes - contained in
points - E...E
a brief test - QUIz
covering - atop
mostly orange - VALENCia
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9689 AWESOME (7) "Nemo, sewage is made of... rear dynamite." (7) nEMO SEWAge
is made of - containing
rear - reversal
dynamite - def
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9745 HACK (4) Protip: you can recycle chalk without any loss. (4) Protip - def (life hack)
you can recycle - anagrind
CHALK - anagram fodder
without any - drop
loss - L
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9748 CAVE (4) Inca vehicle found in a grotto. (4) inCA VEhicle
found in - hidden word
a grotto - def
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9783 BOWSER (6) Mario's foe imprisoned by the Rainbow Serpent. (6) Mario's foe - def
imprisoned by the - hidden word
rainBOW SERpent
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9784 SEVERANCE (9) Snape mostly gets barnacles for a golden parachute. (9) Snape - SEVERus
mostly - drop last two letters
gets - juxtaposition
regular - every other letter
bArNaClEs
for - link
a golden parachute - def
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9790 ROUND TRIP (5, 4) _There and Back Again_ runt: "I prod fanatically". (5,4) There and Back Again - def
runt I prod - anagram fodder
fanatically - anagrind
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9826 CONVEX (6) Decepticon vexillology secretly blown up. (6) deceptiCON VEXillology
secretly - hidden word
blown up - def
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9843 11780 (5) Saint James' code flips Four Tet's album in bits. (5) Saint James' code - def, the zip code of Saint James, NY
flips - reversal
Four Tet's album - 871
in - contained by
bits 1...0
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9860 CRISIS (6) Confrontation at the middle of Ludacris' island. (6) Confrontation - def
at the middle of - hidden word
ludaCRIS' ISland
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9863 A CLUE THAT COULD GET YOU CHARGED WITH A CRIME IF SPOKEN/PUBLISHED IN A PARTICULAR CONTEXT (?) Vanquish DVD encryption with this mixed color flag or by spreading this number. (8,11,3,7,5,3,9,3,7,7,5,9,5,7,6,5,9,4,7,6,4,10,4,7,5,5,10,3,7,5,3,11,8,11,5,7,5,4,8,4,7,3,7,4,7,3,7,5,7,4,8,3,7,5) Vanquish DVD encryption with this mixed color flag or by - letter bank
spreading - letter bank indicator
this number - def

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AACS_encryption_key_controversy

thirteen undecillion
two hundred fifty-six decillion
two hundred seventy-eight nonillion
eight hundred eighty-seven octillion
nine hundred eighty-nine septillion
four hundred fifty-seven sextillion
six hundred fifty-one quintillion
eighteen quadrillion
eight hundred sixty-five trillion
nine hundred one billion
four hundred one million
seven hundred four thousand
six hundred forty
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9979 MERCURY (7) Quicksilver merely replaces Chicago's train with a dog (7) Quicksilver = definition
MERELY = swap fodder
replaces...with = swap
Chicago's train = EL
a dog = CUR
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10029 THE CAT IN THE HAT (3, 3, 2, 3, 3) The Inca spread this tale (3,3,2,3,3) THE INCA = letter bank
spread = bank indicator
this tale = def
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10100 SLANT (5) Pitch hollowing out a tiny bug (5) Pitch = definition
hollowing out a = drop middle letters
tiny = SmalL
bug = ANT
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10111 ANY WORD OR PHRASE CONTAINING EXACTLY ONE HUNDRED LETTERS (?) 10 hungover alabaster-ore war-sharks, 8 diamond starfish-countrymen, and 4 true amethyst dolphins merge, rupture, err in an unconventional book (1,8,6,2,7,5,3,6,7,7,6,6,7,3,4,2,7,2,3,4,4) 10 hungover alabaster-ore war-sharks, 8 diamond starfish-countrymen, and 4 true amethyst dolphins merge, rupture, err in an = anagram fodder
unconventional = anagrind
book = def

A Northern Summer; or, Travels Round the Baltic, Through Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Prussia and Part of Germany in the Year 1804
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10138 MUTINY (6) Likely nit: Uma's secret uprising becomes a revolution (6) likelY NIT: UMa's
secret = hidden word
uprising = reversal
becomes = link
a revolution = def
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10140 UNTIDY (6) Sloppy Upsilon Tauri Documentary is completely hollow (6) Sloppy = definition
UpsiloN TaurI DocumentarY
is completely hollow = drop middle letters
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10142 STEALTH (7) Private makes "teal" their password (7) Private = definition
makeS TEAL THeir
password = hidden word indicator
dpad 0
10162 COMPARE (7) Pro came prepared to assimilate (7) PRO CAME = anagram fodder
prepared to = anagrind
assimilate = definition
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10165 SWALLOW (7) A bird's directions contain everything and nothing (7) A bird = definition
's = link
directions = SWW
contain = container indicator
everything = ALL
nothing = O
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10176 SANDSTORM (9) Stand shirtless backed up by a drumbeat - it's a rock move! (9) StAND
shirtless = drop T
backed up by a = juxtaposition
drumbeat = STORM
it's a rock move = definition, Sandstorm is a rock-type move in Pokémon
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10188 SCRUMDIDDLYUMPTIOUS (19) Candy bar's small unfinished crumb worth nothing? Ref is out, that's completely wrong (19) Candy bar = definition
's = link
Small = S
unfinished CRUMb
worth nothing? = diddly
Ref = UMP
IS OUT = anagram fodder
that's completely wrong = anagrind
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10205 BURSAR (6) Pub with endless wurst supplying an officer (6) Pub = BAR
with = containing
endless = drop outer letters
wURSt
supplying = link
an officer = definition
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10206 DUBLIN (6) Build an engineering nightmare without any initial capital BUILD AN = anagram fodder
engineering nightmare = anagrind
without = dropping
Any
initial = first letter
capital = definition
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10207 REYKJAVIK (9) Jedi gets 21 and 6 between kings, yielding capital (9) Jedi = REY
gets = juxtaposition
21 = (blackjack) Jack and Ace
and = juxtaposition
6 = VI (Roman)
between = contained in
kings = KK
yielding = link
capital = definition
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10208 RAMBUNCTIOUS (12) Cranium bouts become rowdy (12) CRANIUM BOUTS = anagram fodder
become = anagrind
rowdy = definition
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10250 CLOCK (5) Pot changing hands is an alarming thing (5) Pot = CROCK
changing hands = R becomes L
is = link
an alarming thing = definition
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10251 BENIGN (6) Kindly begin anew around November 1st (6) Kindly = definition
BEGIN = anagram fodder
anew = anagrind
around = containing
November
1st = first letter
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10299 ANY PHINEAS AND FERB CHARACTER (?) Someone not wearing a hat blasts a rural supply gate with a change-inator-inator (1 7 8) Someone not wearing a hat = definition, Perry can't be identified without his hat and is merely A REGULAR PLATYPUS
blasts ... with a change-inator-inator = anagrind
A RURAL SUPPLY GATE = anagram fodder
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10328 BOOLEAN (7) True or false: a startling cry comes before half of Alderaan is destroyed (7) True or false: = definition
a startling cry = BOO
comes before = juxtaposition
half of... is destroyed = delete every other letter
aLdErAaN
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10390 SEAHORSE (8) Animal identifies a weird rho between two points (8) Animal = definition
identifies = link
A
weird = anagrind
RHO = anagram fodder
between = contained in
two points = SE, twice
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10420 STAND (6) Tolerate a state getting colored in (5) Tolerate = definition
a state = SD
getting colored in = fill with/containing TAN
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10430 BOO (3) True or false: without any inclination, we get a space hamster (3) True or false = BOOLEAN
without any = drop
inclination = LEAN
we get = link
a space hamster = definition, Boo is a hamster in Baldue's Gate 2 - https://baldursgate2.fandom.com/wiki/Minsc_and_Boo
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10431 MEMORY (6) Recall the brief message that Roy is heartless (6) Recall = definition
the brief message = MEMO
that... is heartless = drop central letter
RoY
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10432 OVERWATCH (9) Game on a timer (9) Game = definition
on = OVER
a timer = WATCH
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10441 DOOBLYDOO (9) Text below a video is oddly bulky, sandwiched between endless skeleton noises (9) Text below a video = definition
is = link
oddly = every other letter
BuLkY
sandwiched between = contained in
endless = drop last letter
skeleton noise = DOOt
s = plural, put on either side
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10494 TRIPTYCH (8) Hint: cheat the Reverend with a piece of art (8) Hint = TIP
cheat = TRICK
the Reverend = Spoonerism
with = link
a piece of art = def
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10539 CORAL (5) Oracle endlessly confused by a skeleton (5) ORACLe = anagram fodder
endlessly = drop last letter
confused by = anagrind
a skeleton = definition
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10572 TSUNAMI (7) Wave first to star, _then_ French friend (7) Wave = definition
first = first letter
To
star = SUN
then = juxtaposition
French friend = AMI
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10706 XENIAL (6) No pressure - explain settings things up to be hospitable (6) No pressure = drop P
EXpLAIN = anagram fodder
setting things up to be = anagrind
hospitable = definition
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10718 XEME (4) Ximenes, without contacts, cooks a bird (4) XiMEnEs = anagram fodder
without contacts = drop INS
cooks = anagrind
a bird = definition
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10729 CARNIVOROUS (11) Carnival worker mostly 5-0 against upset sour vegetable-hater (11) Carnival worker = CARNIe
mostly = drop last letter
5-0 = VO
against = (juxtaposition)
upset = reversal
SOUR
vegetable-hater = definition
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10734 DEAD SET (4, 3) Certain word from our sponsors interrupted the translated deets (4 3) Certain = definition
word from our sponsors = AD
interrupted the = in the middle of
translated = anagrind
DEETS = anagram fodder
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10735 MATE (4) Capture a king with prime smarties (4) Capture a king = definition (as in chess)
with = link
prime = take prime letters
sMArTiEs
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10784 TELETUBBIES (11) TV characters demolish bee-built set (11) TV characters = definition
demolish = anagrind
BEE BUILT SET = anagram fodder
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10790 SCP (3) ASPCA endlessly organizes fun games (3) aSPCa
endlessly = drop ends
organizes = anagrind
fun games = Solving Challenges Pro
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10826 GOSSAMER (8) Beware: Ma's so gingerly bottling up cobweb thread (8) bewaRE: MA'S SO Gingerly
bottling = hidden
up = reversal
cobweb thread = definition
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10828 KISMET (6) Pitching without a mistake is fate (6) Pitching = anagrind
without A = drop A
MISTaKE = anagram fodder
is = link
fate = definition
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10833 TACHYCARDIA (11) The initially sore joker recalls ChatGPT, gets an increased heart rate (11) The initially
sore = ACHY
joker = CARD
recalls ChatGPT = AI<
gets [link]
an increased heart rate = definition
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10834 THE LAST OF US (3, 4, 2, 2) Characters help flesh out a video game (3, 4, 2, 2) Characters help = letter bank indicator
FLESH OUT A = letter bank
video game = definition
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10867 HOLST (5) Composer's most intact recording (5) Composer = definition
most intact = WHOLEST
recording = homophone
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11098 GEORGE (6) Curious fellow gets a reward for defeating a vengefly, tapers urges (6) Curious fellow = definition
gets = link
a reward for defeating a vengefly = GEO, the currency in Hollowknight
tapers uRGEs
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11383 POIGNANT (8) Bishop gets a mad gain - how touching (8) Bishop = PONT
gets = containing
a mad GAIN = anagram GAIN
how touching = def
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11396 A (1) One note, centrally - AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! (1) One note = def
centrally = middle letter
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11399 B (1) Bug dictator's letter (1) Bug = BEE
dictator = homophone
Letter = def
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11400 PUNT (4) Soulless puzzlehunt is a fail (4) Soulless = drop center letters
PUzzlehuNT
is = link
a fail = def, internet slang
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11408 C (1) Middle one of seven, we hear (1) Middle = def, middle C
one of seven = SEAs
we hear = homophone
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11413 LUMPIA (6) Undefined behavior imp in a programming language's internals is just an appetizer (6) Undefined behavior = anagrind
IMP = anagram fodder
in... 's internals = containing
programming language = LUA
is just = link
an appetizer = definition
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11438 FRANTIC (7) Distraught Reverend: "Beige? Dang!" (7) Distraught = def
Reverend = spoonerism
beige = TAN
dang = FRICK
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11478 OCTOTHORPE (10) Sharp small child I made up obliterates Herpo (10) Sharp = def
small child I made up = OC TOT
obliterates = anagrind
HERPO = anagram fodder
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11540 Q (1) British line heard from Picard's nemesis (1) British line = queue
heard = homophone
Picard's nemesis = def, https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q_(Star_Trek)
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11590 PAELLA (6) Rice dish made by extracting liquid from a bone (6) Rice dish = def
made by = link
extracting liquid = drop T
bone = PAtELLA
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11632 MINESTRONE (10) Digs jumbled tenor soup (10) Digs = MINES
jumbled = anagrind
TENOR= anagram fodder
soup = def
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11639 R2D2 (2) Four directions to reproduce an edge case? (4) Four directions = Right 2, Down 2
to reproduce = link
an edge case? = This contest was created to find an edge case in the autoenumerate function delete
Back
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11649 GOBBLEDYGOOK (12) Make turkey noises daily, vacuously turn out fine, it's just jargon (12) Make turkey noises = GOBBLE
DailY vacuously = DY
turn out fine = GO OK
it's just = link
jargon = def.
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11666 GUTS (4) Gout's not nothing in the intestinal tract (4) GoUTS
not nothing = drop O
in = link
the intestinal tract = def
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11881 SAOR (4) Wing Rosa's Italian preparation (4) Wing = anagrind
ROSA = anagram fodder
Italian preparation = def, https://www.tasteatlas.com/saor
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11882 SOAR (4) Wing Rosa's Italian preparation (4) Wing = definition (see def 2 on https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/wing )
ROSA = anagram fodder
Italian preparation = l'indicatore anagrammatico
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12006 SLOTH (5) Second heartless Queen of Spiders is one of seven (5) Second = S
heartless = drop middle letter
Queen of Spiders = LOlTH ( https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/Lolth )
is = link
one of seven = def, one of the seven sins
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12012 NYE (3) Scientist samples bunny ears (3) Scientist = def
samples = hidden word indicator
bunNYEars
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12061 IPHONE (6) Apple product from IHOP's new secret retro menu (6) Apple product = definition
from = link
IHOP = anagram fodder
's new = anagrind
secret = hidden
retro = reversal
mENu
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12089 MITMH (5) Sleepless event initially happens after a cyberattack (5) Sleepless event = definition
initially happens = H
after = juxtaposition
a cyberattack = MITM (Man In The Middle attack)
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12151 MERCURIAL (9) Mr. Curie recklessly inverts the Spanish drug (9) MRCURIE = anagram fodder
recklessly = anagrind
inverts = reversal
the Spanish = LA
drug = definition
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12154 VENETIAN (8) Before an alien invades Caesar's first casino (8) Before = juxtaposition
AN
alien = ET
invades = inside
Caesar's first = VENI (veni, vidi, vici)
casino = def
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12355 CREMATE (7) Aldrin to Armstrong: "You're semi-heartless. Buuuuuuuuuuuuuurn!" (7) Aldrin to Armstrong = CREWMATE
you're semi-heartless= drop one middle letter
Buuuuuuuuuuuuuurn = definition, and _definitely_ how astronauts talk to each other
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12539 GOAT YOGA (4, 4) The best pointless agony - contorting and stretching with kids (4, 4) The best = GOAT (Greatest Of All Time)
pointless = drop N
AGOnY = anagram fodder
contorting = anagrind
stretching with kids = def
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12540 TESTING (7) Something you do in production? What a weird setting! (7) Something you do in production = definition (I mean, where else would you test?)
What a weird = (admittedly verbose) anagrind
SETTING = anagram fodder
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