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Contests started: CHRISTMAS (9), INFERNAL (8), ABYSSAL (7), PEWTER (6), CERULEAN (8), VERMILION (9), CELADON (7), FUCHSIA (7), SAFFRON (7), CINNABAR (8), VIRIDIAN (8), ATELIER (7), NEOPETS (7), DISEASE (7), APEX (4), DISCOVERY (9), INTERSECT (9), ETERNAL (7), TENACIOUS (9), CARAMEL (7), ORIFICE (7), SOLVER (6), CULINARY (8), DISINFECT (9), FULL MOON (4, 4)

Contests won: ICE (3), ROBOT (5), BINARY STAR (6, 4), ARETAICS (8), SHAYMIN (7), CHESSBOARD (10), INFERNAL (8), QAT (3), PANGRAM (7), SHOWCASE (8), TREATY (6), AARDVARK (8), OMINOUS (7), BANDAGE (7), SIGNATURE MOVE (9, 4), PARALLEL (8), CARBONARA (9), CREEPER (7), SPOONER (7), LOREM IPSUM (5, 5), PEVERELL (8), STOP SIGN (4, 4), WALK OF FAME (4, 2, 4), DONUT (5), LIST (4)

All Submissions

Clue ID Contest Clue Explanation (hover) Submitted By Likes
5035 DONUT (5) Break a November streak with sweet, creamy hole (5) DO NUT [= "sweet, creamy hole"] level 8
2601 CARBONARA (9) Chopped-up bacon, containing primarily Romano—a familiar pasta, to conclude! (9) CA(R)_BON*+A+_R _A &lit. level 7
778 INFERNAL (8) Conclude setting up network is hellish (8) INFER+NAL< [= "hellish"] level 6
5200 LIST (4) cant enumerate ddef level 6
289 ROBOT (5) Bible, starting in Genesis, describes humanoid creation (5) RO(B_)OT [= "humanoid creation"] level 5
371 BINARY STAR (6, 4) Hamper a romantic meeting, heading off with affair on the sides (two bodies going around with each other) (6, 4) BIN+A+[-t]RYST+A_R [= "two bodies going around with each other"] level 5
390 EUDAEMONICS (11) Learning about happiness, Bill perhaps mounted, for starters, an employee: Lewinsky (almost satisfactory) (11) EUD<+A_ E_+MONIC_+S [= "Learning about happiness"] level 5
1693 AARDVARK (8) Animal's one way (via sides) to enter Noah's vessel (8) A+A(RD+V_A)RK [="Animal"] level 5
2234 BANDAGE (7) Disallow and forbid latest season's dress (7) BAN+_D+AGE [= "dress", v.] level 5
2599 CREEPER (7) Primarily combustible green organism needing no introduction, for one! (7) Primarily combustible = C_
green organism needing no introduction = (-t)REE
for one = PER (as in "each")
&lit.
level 5
277 ICE (3) Kill; behead; chop up (3) [-d]ICE [= "kill"] level 4
300 CHRISTMAS (9) "Crazy Rich Asians" segment ends with mother's birthday celebration, perhaps (9) CHRI*+_S _T+MA'S [= "birthday celebration, perhaps"] level 4
420 DOUGH (5) C-note, as they say! (5) DOUGH (= homophone for "do", as in solfege); [= "C-note, as they say!", indicating slang for money] level 4
536 CHESSBOARD (10) Revolutionary top songwriter's one who writes verses about love, where one may find a mate (10) CHE+S_'S+B(O)ARD [= "where one may find a mate"]
(Revolutionary = CHE; fringe songstress = S_S; one who writes verses = BARD; love = O)
level 4
972 THUSLY (6) Wed successor with initially solemn liturgy—you like that? (6) THU (day after Wed.) + SLY (inits.) [= "like that"] level 4
1139 MOBILE PHONE (6,5) Moving pawn onto rook's starting square or cell (6, 5) MOBILE+P+H-ONE [="cell"] level 4
2602 FABLE (5) EPIC FORTNITE #1 EXPERT (5) F_+ABLE [= "Epic"]
(GONE WRONG) (NOT CLICKBAIT!!)
level 4
2603 PARALLEL (8) "Pennsylvania rally ended early, before first election"—local correspondent (8) PA+RALL(-y)+E_ L_ [= "correspondent"] level 4
4255 PEVERELL (8) Once in a while, heading off for Plymouth neighbourhood (8) Once = EVER
a while, heading off = (-s)PELL [as in "come in and sit for a spell"]
(-s)P(EVER)ELL = Plymouth neighbourhood
level 4
373 REFRAIN (7) Solar power consumed by process to cut short or avoid (7) REF(RA)IN[-e] [= "avoid"]
(REFINE = 'process' (v.); RA = 'solar power' (Egyptian god).)
level 3
415 ARETAICS (8) In storylines, one's following character learning about virtues (8) AR(ETA+I)CS = ["learning about virtues", (n.)] (Eta as in the Greek letter) level 3
417 GOLD LEAF (4, 4) Bookmaker's highlight: lazy one dropping off involved in disastrous goal, leading to fortune (4, 4) GOL([-i]DLE)A*+F_ [= "Bookmaker's highlight"]
(iDLE, losing the i, in anagrammed GOAL, plus the lead to [F]ortune)
level 3
514 LAW OF EXCLUDED MIDDLE (3, 2, 8, 6) Foolishly led & funded Mexico wall, having ultimate build for second term of incumbency (this ensures a third isn't a possibility!) (3, 2, 8, 6) FU(_n_->_D)DEDLEDMEXICOWALL* = LAW OF EXCLUDED MIDDLE [= "this ensures a third isn't a possibility!"]. Kudos to chaotic_iak for spotting the MEXICO WALL! level 3
721 GOOGLE (6) Alphabet component (start to end) with race component (end to start) (6) start: GO
to end: _O
race component (end to start): LEG with G moved to start = GLE
Alphabet component = GO+_O+GLE
level 3
860 QAT (3) Bush's time to follow the leading of Quincy Adams (3) Q_ A_+T [= "Bush", as in the qat shrub] level 3
1048 ADRENALINE (10) It might start a rush, a dash; start rush; start a dash; a dash (10) It might start a rush: def
a dash; start: A+D_
rush; start: R_
a dash: EN
a dash: A+LINE
level 3
1296 PANGRAM (7) For one, the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog, back to spoil dog's last snooze (PAN+_G+RAM)< [= "For one, the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"] level 3
1415 SHOWCASE (8) Suggest, initially, "how about some side exhibit?" (8) S_+HOW+CA+S_E [= "exhibit"] level 3
1471 TREATY (6) Source of trouble: burst tyre around back of Honda Accord (6) T_+RE(_A)TY* [= "Accord"] level 3
1705 OMINOUS (7) Sans describes LOVE after one starts threatening (7) O_+MIN(O)US [="threatening"] level 3
2165 DISEASE (7) Upset by "rude talk", per se (7) DIS+EA+SE [= "Upset", as in "Dis-ease"] level 3
2850 SPOONER (7) Character to encourage swapping initial phonemes?! (7) SPOONER ("nu spur" spoonerism) &lit. level 3
3489 LOREM IPSUM (5, 5) Start off sad about broken promise or meaningless words (5, 5) (-g)L(OREMIPS*)UM [= "meaningless words"] level 3
4288 WALK OF FAME (4, 2, 4) Public monument to achievement of a home run by PC's 鏡 雨, in short (4, 2, 4) WALK-OFF+AME [="Public monument to achievement"] level 3
4638 CANDLE (6) Wicked object's formed from one hundred and fifty virgin executions (6) One hundred = C; fifty = L; virgin executions = E_; C+AND+L+E_="Wicked object" level 3
274 MAIZE (5) Quick, easy—setter is going against the grain (5) (MA I + ZE)< [= "grain"] level 2
426 SHAYMIN (7) Guilt of Sonic the Hedgehog (7) SHAYMIN (= "shame in" homophone) [= "hedgehog"]; "Sonic" as homophone indicator level 2
680 SEVEN (5) Number six's number one like number eight (Number five) S_+EVEN [= "Number"] level 2
785 CONTAINER (9) One who makes up new words and phrases picks up "blend tan"—and that's just one example! (9) CO(NTA*)INER [= "and that's just one example!", referring to the container mechanism of the wordplay]; exclamation mark is just for surface and doesn't imply an &lit level 2
2273 SIGNATURE MOVE (9, 4) Conversion, for one, of character into silly G movies (9, 4) SIG(NATURE)MOVE* [= "Conversion, for one". Porygon2 is a cutie] level 2
2664 AMOK (4) "Wild—one thousand thumbs up!" (4) A+M+OK [= "Wild"]; exclamation mark just for surface level 2
2793 ELISION (7) Priest's one that's charged for a sin of omission? (7) ELI'S+ION is a sin [of omission of spaces]. Like this clue if you agree. level 2
3161 HOMO SAPIENS (4, 7) Human's essentially demonic plan seen after last of butterscotch pie's eaten by Undertale skeleton (4, 7) essentially demonic = _O_
plan = MO (modus operandi)
last of butterscotch = _H
pie eaten by Undertale skeleton = SA(PIE)NS
Human = _H + _O_ + MO + SA(PIE)NS
level 2
4289 STOP SIGN (4, 4) "Example of a mechanism used to artificially introduce pauses in activity..."—IGN (4, 4) ... = STOPS
STOPS+IGN = "Example of a mechanism used to artificially introduce pauses in activity"
level 2
5172 AHEAD OF THE CURVE (5, 2, 3, 5) Trendy, vogue opening adopted by one musician Robert Smith, perhaps?? (5, 2, 3, 5) A+HEAD OF THE CUR(V_)E [= "Trendy"]
i do like my double question marked clues
level 2
317 FAN (3) One Direction to go after top fidget spinner? (3) A+N after F_ [="spinner?"] level 1
722 CENTRIFUGAL (11) Force broken clarinet to accomodate retreating sound (allow no loss) (11) CENTRI(F[-l]UG<)AL* [="Force"]
broken clarinet = CENTRIAL*, retreating sound = GULF reversed, (allow no loss) = remove L
level 1
910 SENSELESSNESSES (15) Follies of German police, once holding up German city after small companies lacked storage unit (15) German police, once = SS; German city = ESSEN; small = S; companies = ENSEMBLES; storage unit = MB (megabyte)
S(NESSE<)S after S+ENSE(-mb)LES = SENSELESSNESSES [= "Follies"]
level 1
1211 CURRENT (7) Eddy's summary about limit of outer space (7) summary = CURT (adj.)
limit of outer = _R
space = EN (typographical)
CUR(_R+EN)T = Eddy
level 1
1472 GEMINI (6) Sign for one to turn around coupé (6) GE<+MINI [= "Sign"] level 1
1732 GLEAN (5) Draw area in valley (5) GLE(A)N [= "Draw"] level 1
4311 STOP (4) Terminal to enter ship on vacation (4) "ship on vacation" = S_P (cryptic reading: "SHIP", [up]on vacation)
S(TO)P = "Terminal"
level 1
303 MILLE FEUILLE (5 7) Napoleon fell back by the west of Europe before turning 51, in a way (5 7) LLEF<+EU+IL< in MILE (cf. "a [long] way to go") [= "Napoleon", a similar kind of cake]. (Note that 'by the west of' is a juxtaposition indicator.)
(Fun fact: Napoleon died aged 51.)
level 0
723 CENTRIPETAL (11) Force broken clarinet to accomodate retreating sound (allow no loss) (11) CENTRI(P+[-l]ET)AL* [="Force"]
broken clarinet = CENTRIAL*, retreating sound = P (piano), (allow no loss) = LET without L
level 0
7311 ALL HAIL (3, 4) Greeting the Tokyo weather forecast the day after tomorrow?? (3, 4) hey it was a pretty sick movie ok? (ddef) level 0

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