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Contests started: PET PEEVE (3, 5), WHITEOUT (8 OR 5, 3), PRAYER (6), ENIGMA (6), SLEEP (5), EAT (3), BLANK (5), ROLEPLAYED, DAYS (4), RAISIN (6), FIRM (4), ODDBALL (7), BINARY STAR (6, 4), EGO SEARCH (3, 6), FINALLY (7), MASQUERADE (10), ANARCHY (7), TWO-MAN (3-3), MORATORIUM (10), COMPOSITION METAL (11, 5), BULLWINKLE (10), A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1, 9, 5, 6), ROBINSON CRUSOE (8, 6), FREAKED (7), LITTLEBIGPLANET (15), NIGHTSHADE (10), BLUR (4), MILLENNIAL (10), MOONLIGHT (9), HEROIC COUPLET (6, 7), POINTLESS (9), J.LO (1.2), ARAMIS (6), PREY (4), NAMETAG (7), BOURGEOIS (9), KANGAROO ISLAND (8, 6), JAMES CAAN (5, 4), TOLKIEN (7), INCUS (5), BRIDGE (6), NASHVILLE (9), MEDIEVAL METAL (8, 5), GIGAHERTZ (9), BLACK (5), AWAY (4), NEKO (4), SPEED (5), HARDBASS (8), ANIMAL (6), SEASICKNESS (11), BASS DROP (4, 4) OR BASSDROP (8), SURPRISE (8), BEAT (4), MELODY (6), HEARTBEAT (9), GOD MORGEN (3, 6), PLAN (4), HONEY (5), RAWSTYLE (8), CHEW (4), DATA (4), FAR (3), FESTS (5), FLU (3), FUELS (5), HAND (4), HAT (3), LOSE (4), MARRY (5), OVERHEAR (8), PACKET (6), SHATTER (7), SPAR (4), TOMB (4), TRIP (4), WREAKS (6), BABYMETAL (9), SPLATTERSHOT (12), DELPHI (6), FINLAND (7), BASHFUL (7), FUNHOUSE (8), CHRYSOBERYL (11), EXONERATION (11), PEVERELL (8), BESIDE (6), WALK OF FAME (4, 2, 4), ARENDELLE (9), STARRY (6) OR STORY (5) OR STARRY STORY (6, 5), TIME STOP (4, 4), UTADA HIKARU (5, 6), SCALAR (6), HEARSE (6), FUNCTION CALL (8, 4), LOKI (4), ATLANTIS (8), HOOP SNAKE (4, 5), WITH THE LIGHTS OUT (4, 3, 6, 3), ATROPOS (7), BELLA SWAN (5, 4), METALLIC PUNISHER (8, 8), HATSUNE MIKU (7, 4), COMMENSURATE (12), TRIP THE LIGHT FANTASTIC (4, 3, 5, 9), MON DIEU (3, 4), CLUE WITH DIFF ANS WHEN A LETTER IS REMOVED (???), CLICK (5), COMMENCED (9), PROJECTION (10), QAZVIN (6), SQUEEGEE (8), INTESTINES (10), STOLID (6), PADDYWHACK (10), STRONGEST (9), TOKAI TEIO (5, 4)

Contests won: DISCORD (7), QUIXOTIC (8), OBLONG, CHOCOLATE (9), ROLEPLAYED, P?DDLE (6), GOAL (4), MILLE FEUILLE (5 7), # (5, 6 OR 9 OR 10), AMBIGUOUS/SCHRODINGER (9 or 11), TART (4), DELAWARE (8), TIME-LAPSE (4-5), BURGER (6), ANY ONE STARTER POKEMON (5/6/7/8/9/10), WHITE DAY (5, 3), VERMILION (9), GUIDE (5), HENTAI (6), LAST (4), ANY CLUE NUMBER ACROSS/DOWN (? 6/4), CLUE WHERE WORDS ALTERNATE CONSONANTS & VOWELS (?), CRADLE (6), TENDON (6), IRON (4), NEPOTISM (8), INTEGRAL (8), ANY CLUE WHOSE SURFACE READS AS AN EQUATION (??), ANY CLUE WHOSE SURFACE COMPLIMENTS A PUZZLER (??), DEFLATE (7), COW (3), FESTIVE (7), SANITY (6), OSSOFF (6), GAMESTOP (8), MOON MOON (4, 4), HITCHHIKE (9)

All Submissions

Clue ID Contest Clue Explanation (hover) Submitted By Likes
5289 ANY CLUE WHOSE SURFACE READS AS AN EQUATION (??) Yup, x = x = 0 (1-4) Wordplay: YA + X IS
Def: x = 0
Sp3000 7
555 AMBIGUOUS/SCHRODINGER (9 or 11) Austrian scientist primarily sheltering Californian hard rock band right to leave ring within extremes of underground unrecognisable, unclear (9 or 11) Austrian scientist = S_ C_ H_ R_ + O + _D((-r)ING)_E _R
Unclear = A_ (M(-r)BIG + U_(O)U_ ) S_
Sp3000 6
1005 ANY CLUE INCORPORATING A SONG TITLE (?) "Happy Material" (7) CONTENT ddef. Opening to the first Negima! anime. Title technically has a star in the middle not included here. Sp3000 6
1028 ANY CLUE INCORPORATING A SONG TITLE (?) Delete cover of tune "World is Mine" (7) _UN_ + EARTH = "mine" Sp3000 6
4522 ANY CLUE THAT'S A VALID ACNH PASSPORT TITLE (?) New Leaf Insect (4) FLEA* = insect Sp3000 6
4525 ANY CLUE THAT'S A VALID ACNH PASSPORT TITLE (?) Unique Fish (4) SOLE ddef Sp3000 6
4926 INTEGRAL (8) Essential meta finally added to unfinished puzzle hunt without one (8) Essential = _A in INTEG(-i)RL(-s) Sp3000 6
94 EDEN (4) Eve's initial home in nature! (4) E[ve]+DEN Sp3000 5
164 AGHAST (6) Gag has ten characters in shock (6) Hidden, def = "in shock" Sp3000 5
196 CHOCOLATE (9) "Hot" drink ingested within cafe's walls! C(HO(COLA)T)E = HOT, COLA taken in, all inside C[af]E. &lit Sp3000 5
663 DELAWARE (8) First of fifty letters from Jude Law, a representative (8) Def = "First of fifty", as in states
Hidden _DE LAW A RE_
Sp3000 5
749 UCAOIMHU (8) Cryptic setter Lucas stripped, first to undress after cycling if you ask me (8) Cryptic setter = _UCA_ + {imho -> OIMH} + U_ Sp3000 5
789 BURGER (6) "Flipped" food offering, essentially! (6) BURG< + _ER_ Sp3000 5
1019 ANY CLUE INCORPORATING A SONG TITLE (?) Smashes produced by remixing "This game" (8) MEGAHITS* Sp3000 5
1027 ANY CLUE INCORPORATING A SONG TITLE (?) Unfinished "Cry Me a River" found in Hawaii (6) WAI(-l)+ME+A = river found in Hawaii Sp3000 5
1394 DOMINION (8) I broke tile game piece? No, card game (8) DOMIN(I)O + N = card game Sp3000 5
2237 HENTAI (6) Pervert in heat creating sexually explicit anime (6) INHEAT*. This one wrote itself. Sp3000 5
3444 CRADLE (6) Kindly hold back in field archery (6) Kindly hold = _ELD ARC_< Sp3000 5
4750 NEPOTISM (8) Prioritising one's own time, free up one's Monday (8) Down clue only
Prioritising one's own = (NEPO+T)< + I'S + M
Sp3000 5
5337 DEFLATE (7) Discourage three consecutive notes (7) Discourage = D+E FLAT+E Sp3000 5
187 OBLONG Rectangular bologna trimmed, minced (6) (BOLOGN[a])* Sp3000 4
347 ASKING (6) Demanding spades in blackjack (6) Demanding = S ("spades") in A+KING (ace-king natural/"blackjack") Sp3000 4
374 LEON CZOLGOSZ (4, 8) McKinley's assassin deviously clogs nozzle with ring (4, 8) McKinley's assassin = anagram of CLOGSNOZZLEO Sp3000 4
584 BOW OUT (3, 3) Leave tail parts of rainbow trout? (3, 3) Hidden-ish clue, taking right sides of rainBOW trOUT Sp3000 4
760 TIME-LAPSE (4-5) Spooner's green bugs like short videos of plants growing (4-5) Spooner's LIME ("green") TAPS ("bugs", as in wiretaps) = "like short videos of plants growing" Sp3000 4
1021 ANY CLUE INCORPORATING A SONG TITLE (?) "dance storm" has antecedent (8) _ANCE STOR_ hidden. Song is from Taiko no Tatsujin. Sp3000 4
3045 ANY CLUE NUMBER ACROSS/DOWN (? 6/4) 10A: Ancestors edited this clue (3, 6) TEN ACROSS* Sp3000 4
5317 ANY CLUE WHOSE SURFACE READS AS AN EQUATION (??) Rank = c √(sec² d - 1) (3, 5) Rank (as in taxi rank)
= c √(sec² d - 1)
= c |tan d|
= C ABS(TAN(D))
Sp3000 4
5354 COW (3) Lower half of chicken (3) One that lows = COW(-ard) Sp3000 4
6110 ANY CLUE WHOSE SURFACE IS A PALINDROME (?) Slam in app animals (3) Slam = _P AN_ hidden Sp3000 4
6149 GAMESTOP (8) Exploit short positions primarily restricted to retail company (8) Retail company = GAME ("exploit", as a system) + S_ P_ ("short positions" primarily) around TO = GAME+S_(TO)P_ Sp3000 4
17 DISCORD (7) Fantasy land abolishes "wins" and "losses", leading to strife (7) DISC[w]OR[l]D Sp3000 3
58 QUIXOTIC (8) Abruptly lay off cross adult without hesitation? That's impractical (8) QUI[t]+X+[er]OTIC Sp3000 3
85 COMPUTABLE (10) Sitcom put a bleep not entirely fit for programming? (10) Hidden word Sp3000 3
166 SQUARE (6) Knight's aide getting ace to replace current plaza (6) SQU{i->A}RE Sp3000 3
200 ROLEPLAYED Acted extraordinarily, really dope (10) (REALLYDOPE)* Sp3000 3
233 P?DDLE (6) Try to sell bike part on the radio (6) Try to sell (PEDDLE) = bike part (PEDAL) homophone Sp3000 3
304 MILLE FEUILLE (5 7) Playwright Arthur's last to leave with French girl, going around France and other countries to make a French dessert (5, 7) MILLE[-r] ("Playwright Arthur", without last) + FILLE ("French girl") around EU ("France and other countries") = "a French dessert" Sp3000 3
323 # (5, 6 OR 9 OR 10) Quiet one, initially headless, back to make sign for Throwback Thursday (4 or 5) Definition: "sign for Throwback Thursday"

HASH = SH ("quiet") + A ("one") + H_ ("initially headless"), reversed component-wise ("back")
POUND = P ("quiet") + O_ ("one initially") + (-f)UND ("headless back", as in to back a kickstarter project)
Sp3000 3
340 MEAN (4) Measure of central tendency (but not "taking the middle")! (4) ME(-di)AN &lit. Ignore quotes for cryptic reading. Also feels like there's a better way to do this. Sp3000 3
389 EUDAEMONICS (11) Looking back, even psychic "Brain Power" creator possessing everything initially expected some ethics regarding welfare (11) "Some ethics regarding welfare" = (_S_C_I_ + NOM(E_)A + DUE)< Sp3000 3
543 CHESSBOARD (10) Couple left duke's wife and poet outside front of obscene mating place (10) (-du)CHESS + B(O_)ARD = mating place Sp3000 3
601 VIA APPIA (3,5) Mathematician Hart, one with a piano and pi rant's second way from old Italy (3, 5) VI ("Mathematician Hart") + A + A + P + PI + _A__ = way from old Italy Sp3000 3
631 TART (4) Dessert from Port Arthur (4) Hidden _T ART_ Sp3000 3
808 WILSON (6) Rebel from down under's short feral kid (6) WIL(-d) + SON = Australian actress Rebel Wilson ("Pitch Perfect") Sp3000 3
909 ANY ONE STARTER POKEMON (5/6/7/8/9/10) Pokémon drawing cut from clip (7) CHESPIN ("Pokémon") = LOT ("drawing") removed from CLOTHESPIN ("clip") Sp3000 3
1045 ANY CLUE INCORPORATING A PUZZLE GENRE (?) Escapade in escape room (5) _CAPE R_ Sp3000 3
1432 GRADE (5) Mark is overlooking unit in Serbia's capital (5) mark = (-bel)GRADE Sp3000 3
1722 GUIDE (5) Lead Python developer ignores last error (5) Lead = GUIDO (van Rossum, Python's creator) - last + E Sp3000 3
1887 MERCENARY (9) Soldier Brandybuck restrains wrestler John (9) Soldier = MER(CENA)RY Sp3000 3
3370 LEVEL FIFTY ONE (5, 5, 3) Puzzler is fine in elevator over there, protected by flood barrier (5, 5, 3) Puzzler = L(F)IFT YON in LEVEE Sp3000 3
5107 AMADEUS (7) A crazy couple from Europe's first to sponsor sci-fi AI program (7) A+MAD+EU_+S_ = AI program from Steins;Gate 0, a sci-fi work Sp3000 3
5139 WAIF (4) e.g. Felt from "Re:Zero", briefly?! (4) e.g. Felt from "Re:Zero" = WAIFU
briefly -> WAIF(-u) &lit

Felt grew up as a thief in the slums but gets forcefully turned into a princess/royal candidate soon into the series at age 15. ? for the somewhat questionable "briefly".
Sp3000 3
5197 BUCKET (6) Lucky boy's endlessly lucky during wager (6) (Charlie) BUCKET = lucky boy = B(_UCK_)ET Sp3000 3
5217 PLASTIC (7) Soft, pliable, not set essentially! (7) P + ELASTIC - _E_ &lit Sp3000 3
5314 ANY CLUE WHOSE SURFACE READS AS AN EQUATION (??) 86s = 501s + |S| (8) Alternative version of 5311.

Def = 86s
Wordplay = DI S ("501s") + CARD(S) ("|S|", or cardinality of the set S)
Sp3000 3
5320 ANY CLUE WHOSE SURFACE COMPLIMENTS A PUZZLER (??) Outstanding Deusovi, extremely smart and genuine at heart — is he ultimately God? (13) Outstanding = D_I + STING ("smart") + _U_ + IS HE + _D Sp3000 3
6015 867-5309 (3-4) Reject central character from Konami, moving forward with love before Cirno gets Jenny's number (3-4) 86 ("reject") + 753 ("Konami" = 573, move central character forward) + 0 ("love") + ⑨ ("Cirno", from Touhou Project) = Jenny's number Sp3000 3
6103 ANY CLUE WHOSE SURFACE IS A PALINDROME (?) Spat put salt (a li'l, at last!) up taps (5) Down clue. Spat = put S+A+_L up C+H (cold/hot "taps") = C(LAS<)H

Slightly dodgy insertion via "put ... up ..." but the visual image is stuffing something up a tube (i.e. inserted rising). Not the best surface either but I've already wasted too many hours.
Sp3000 3
6181 MOON MOON (4, 4) Low Mass held in time for Gundam space colony (4, 4) MOO ("low", verb) + M ("mass") in NOON ("time") = MOO+N(M)OON = Space colony from the Gundam series. A Low Mass is a Mass without singing. Sp3000 3
39 NONPLUS (7) Puzzle from puzzling organization being penned by us in France (7) NPL ("puzzling organization") in NOUS ("us, in France") Sp3000 2
52 AFICIONADO (10) Princess in trouble enthralling extremely idiotic lover (10) Lover (as in "crossword lover") = FIONA ("Princess" from Shrek) in ADO ("trouble") around ("enthralling", makes more sense as archaic "enslaving") I[dioti]C Sp3000 2
68 SLIP (4) Students cut up about careless mistake (4) SLI[pu]P< Sp3000 2
86 PARAGON (7) King Arthur's death to become a perfect example? (7) P(end->A)RAGON Sp3000 2
121 YOUR USERNAME (?) Setter's shakers (2) Salt + Pepper Sp3000 2
167 POT BROWNIES (3, 8) Ones with Mary Jane sink four-point ball, even five and six at first (3, 8) "Ones with Mary Jane" (loose def for "things containing cannabis") = POT ("sink", in cue sports) + BROWN (4-pointer in snooker) + [f]I[v]E + S[ix] Sp3000 2
221 CHIPOTLE (8) Offspring mostly consuming weed near bottom of the food chain (8) Down clue. POT in CHIL[d] + [th]E = food chain. Sp3000 2
513 QUISQUOUS (9) Quits "Quake" on us – not taken to be perplexing (9) Sequential but non-contiguous deletion, QUI(-t)S QU(-ake) O(-n) US. Sp3000 2
580 ANTARCTICA (10) A new strategy incorporating castle by a desert (10) A+N+TA(R)CTIC+A = desert Sp3000 2
769 MAKE (4) Cause Japanese defeat (4) ddef. Cause (e.g. trouble) = Japanese word for loss/defeat, which is "make" in romaji. Sp3000 2
770 MAKE (4) Compel impostor to undergo a sex change (4) {f->M}AKE Sp3000 2
833 SOMETHING WITH DEFINITION 'WORD' Word processing grade: E (6) "Word" = AGREED* Sp3000 2
925 LIMIT (5) Multimillionaire holds bounced check (5) "check" = reverse hidden Sp3000 2
1017 ADRENALINE (10) TrySail track ultimately heard in stadium waiting place (10!!!) TrySail track = A(_D)RENA+LINE Sp3000 2
1018 ANY CLUE INCORPORATING A SONG TITLE (?) Start to chant "Everything Is AWESOME!!!"'s middle part around folk lowering head for gym exercises (13) Down clue. C_+ALL+IS+(ethnic -> THENIC)+_S_ = gym exercises Sp3000 2
1023 ANY CLUE INCORPORATING A SONG TITLE (?) ryo's "ODDS&ENDS" is a track? (4) R_O ("ryo's odds") + A_D ("and ends", ? for &<->and) = a track Sp3000 2
1073 VERMILION (9) Red cat going after tailless rodents, say (9) red = LION after VERMI(-n) Sp3000 2
1106 VANILLA (7) Leading character in visual novel, sick and abandoned initially! (7) A ("leading character", of the alphabet) in VN + ILL + A_ = VANILLA, a catgirl from Nekopara Sp3000 2
1486 HAZE (4) Blur portion of devilish Azed (4) Hidden _H AZE_ Sp3000 2
1533 INEPT (5) In Gamindustri, Neptune is incompetent (5) Hidden _I NEPT_, references Hyperdimension Neptunia (Gamindustri being the world in which the games mostly take place) Sp3000 2
1613 FERTILE Able to reproduce revolutionary contents of one-litre flask (7) Able to reproduce = _E-LITRE F_< Sp3000 2
2311 LAST (4) Partially spoil a story's ending (4) _L A ST_ hidden Sp3000 2
3053 CLUE WHERE WORDS ALTERNATE CONSONANTS & VOWELS (?) Vowel, one for one "No Game No Life: Zero" female (FIVE) SCHW{a->I}, the lead female character of NGNL:Z Sp3000 2
3318 ISTHMUS (7) Strip of land is consequently protecting Malta's capital (7) IS+TH(M_)US Sp3000 2
3412 CEDAR (5) Cared about tree (5) Tree = CARED* Sp3000 2
3738 TENDON (6) Takoyaki's first, finish with Japanese rice and battered vegetables perhaps (6) T_ + END ON = "Japanese rice and battered vegetables perhaps" (tempura donburi = tendon) Sp3000 2
3783 VEGAN (5) Star with new type of diet (5) VEGA+N = type of diet Sp3000 2
4294 IRON (4) Press seaweed the other way (4) IRON< = press Sp3000 2
4330 TIM ALLEN (3, 5) I'm being embraced by towering English actor from "Toy Story" (3, 5) IM in TALL ("towering") + EN ("English", ISO language code) = actor from "Toy Story" Sp3000 2
4520 ANY CLUE THAT'S A VALID ACNH PASSPORT TITLE (?) Self-Possessed Ground Traveler (2) _EL_, as in the train Sp3000 2
4526 ANY CLUE THAT'S A VALID ACNH PASSPORT TITLE (?) Regular Star? (7) ddef for the Puzzlers Club regular POLARIS. Definite etymology overlap here but I thought it'd be amusing anyhow. Sp3000 2
4607 NEW/OLD (3) Recognized, as a difference, say: "not time-worn" (3) Recognized, as a difference = KNEW (the difference)
say = homophone indicator -> NEW
Definition = "not time-worn"

Recognized, as a difference, say = TOLD (the difference)
not time = remove T -> OLD
Definition = "worn" (adjective)
Sp3000 2
4712 DELVE (5) Look into numbered dodecahedron overlooking Taiwan (5) Look into = DTWELVE ("numbered dodecahedron") - TW ("Taiwan" ISO code) Sp3000 2
5232 PAN (3) Criticise bread from Spain (3) ddef criticise = Spanish for "bread" Sp3000 2
5288 BOO-BOO (3-3) Girl at the scream factory repeated mistake (3-3) BOO ("girl at the scream factory, from Monsters Inc) repeated = mistake Sp3000 2
5400 FESTIVE (7) Merry time in New York had by quintet (7) Merry = EST ("time in New York", or Eastern Standard Time) in FIVE Sp3000 2
5973 DOZE (4) Intrinsic to libido: zero sleep (4) Sleep = _DO ZE_ hidden Sp3000 2
6107 ANY CLUE WHOSE SURFACE IS A PALINDROME (?) Star prof Sig, e.g., is for prats (7) DON ("star prof", as in senior university teacher) + KEY (sig e.g., as in key signature) + 'S ("is") = DONKEYS = prats Sp3000 2
6222 BANK (4) Something you want to make empty, not full, ultimately (4) Something you want to make = BLANK ("empty") minus _L ("full, ultimately") Sp3000 2
6452 HITCHHIKE (9) Popular Guitar Hero legend CHRS4LFE holding tip of hurt thumb (9) Thumb = HIT+C(H_)HIKE

HIT ("popular", as in "hit single") + CHIKE ("Guitar Hero legend CHRS4LIFE", also known for being a DDR champion) around H_ ("tip of hurt")
Sp3000 2
8 INTEGRAL (8) Essential info about return of cross-media puzzling event (8) INTE(GRA<)L Sp3000 1
265 GOAL (4) Girl having zero aim (4) G(O)AL Sp3000 1
278 MAIZE (5) Half of maimai FiNALE to theme around unknown shade of yellow (5) MAI(-mai)+_E around Z ("unknown") Sp3000 1
308 SUPER SMASH BROTHERS ULTIMATE (5, 5, 8, 8) Pepperless evening meal's (potato dish and thin soup product's) second to be moved earlier, before one friend's party game (5, 5, 8, 8) SUP(-p)ER'S + MASH + BROTH + {result -> ERSULT} + I + MATE = "party game" Sp3000 1
507 MARASCHINO (10) Japanese cover pianist overlooks last Rabbit House worker making cherry liqueur (10) MARAS(-y) + CHINO (from "Is the Order a Rabbit?"). (´・ω| *hides* Sp3000 1
509 OBSCURE (7) Lesser-known streaming program fix (7) OBS ("streaming program") + CURE ("fix", as a problem) Sp3000 1
812 ISOTROPIC (9) Individual's site, one that's readily offering playable Innovation copy primarily! (9) Acrostic &lit. Refers to isotropic.org (owned by dougz) which previously offered online Dominion before it was properly commercialised, and now only hosts Innovation. Sp3000 1
899 ANIME (5) Maybe Charlotte is some woman I met (5) Hidden Sp3000 1
952 AD-LIB (2-3) Suspect's excuse cut short, interrupted by defendant's top secret note from Taito (2-3) Down clue. "secret note" as in Groove Coaster (hinted by "from Taito") = D_ in ALIB(-i) Sp3000 1
1046 ANY CLUE INCORPORATING A PUZZLE GENRE (?) Article on "Star Battle" light novel (3, 8, 3) Down clue for THE ASTERISK WAR Sp3000 1
1067 WHITE DAY (5, 3) Elder's first to replace light source in Australian islands' mid-March event (5, 3) E_ replacing SUN in WHITSUNDAY ("Australian islands") = mid-March event Sp3000 1
1617 FERTILE Red's being protected by Elite Four's leader in return? That's rich (7) Rich = F_ E(R)TILE < Sp3000 1
1950 THE END (3, 3) Nurse hiding that man's thirteenth novel (3, 3) TEND ("nurse") hiding HE ("that man") = thirteen novel (in A Series of Unfortunate Events) Sp3000 1
2066 HASHISH (7) Grass found in lunch Ash is having (7) Grass = hidden _H ASH IS H_ Sp3000 1
3055 CLUE WHERE WORDS ALTERNATE CONSONANTS & VOWELS (?) Female magazine finale cut in America, retired a Japanese game magazine (7) F + (TIM(-e) in USA)< = FAMITSU Sp3000 1
3386 ANY COLOR WORD WITH DEF NOT "COLOR" (?) Soup is blue ― blue, not red (6) B+(-r)ISQUE (web color #ffe4c4) Sp3000 1
3619 DISCOMFORT (10) Gossip about Aussie prime minister grabbing female is a slight pain (10) DI(SCOM(F)O)RT = a slight pain, somewhat. ScoMo is Aus slang for Scott Morrison, the current prime minister. Sp3000 1
3846 BUTTER (6) Acrid outer bit of Anjou substitutes for one cake ingredient (6) B{i->A_ or _U}TTER = cake ingredient Sp3000 1
3859 CRAMP/CRAMPS (5/6) Hinder "Cardcaptor Sakura" studio changing hands (5) CLAMP ("Cardcaptor Sakura" manga studio) with L->R = hinder Sp3000 1
3882 KOW (3) "Mobile Suit Gundam Wing" composer Otani is kind of weird initially (3) K_ O_ W_. Would have loved to use "Shakugan no Shana" instead but it's got less name recognition. Sp3000 1
3939 ANY NON-ALPHANUMERIC GLYPH THAT ISN'T ♀ (1) "Ni" in Japanese! (1) ニ (katakana "ni") or 二 (the kanji for two, which is also "ni" in Japanese) Sp3000 1
3986 CINQUE (6) Five from Italy in queue I hear (in queue I hear) (6) IN+Q in CUE = five from Italy Sp3000 1
4036 AQUA (4) Useless Goddess beheaded Runaway Spirit Squad devil (4) Double anime clue just for fun. AQUA ("Useless Goddess" from Konosuba) = (-h)AQUA (devil from Kaminomi) Sp3000 1
4278 ANOTHER (7) Mystery light novel-turned-anime "Baccano!" there in part (7) _ANO THER_ = mystery light novel-turned-anime (also true of "Baccano!") Sp3000 1
5070 ANY CLUE THAT'S &LIT AND A QUESTIONABLE DEF?! (?) Primarily "f@#$ all reality" composition?! (5, 4) Anagram of F_ A_ REALITY = FAIRY TALE Sp3000 1
5233 PAN (3) Thing that cooks emergency food takes one sec (3) PAN = thing that cooks = PAIMON ("emergency food", as a meme from Genshin Impact) minus ("takes") I MO ("one" and "sec") Sp3000 1
5311 ANY CLUE WHOSE SURFACE READS AS AN EQUATION (??) 86s = 501s + 7 × 2, say (8) Def = 86s
Wordplay = DI S ("501s") + CARDS ("7 × 2, say" as in two playing card 7s)

Also works as a straight clue for EQUATION I guess.
Sp3000 1
5325 BLIZZARD (8) IRVINE COMPANY GIVING BIRD SOME SPACE? (8) Company headquartered in Irvine, California = BUZZARD re-kerned splitting the U into LI (needs sans-serif font like on Discord, preferably one where the U doesn't have a round bottom) Sp3000 1
5399 SANITY (6) Reason Secret Solver participant didn't finish and took one year (6) reason = SANT(-a) taking one + year = SAN(I)T(-a)Y

This clue brought to you by Sp3000@BADSANTA.
Sp3000 1
5449 OSSOFF (6) SoftFro has son oust oddly torn politician from Georgia (6) OSTROFF ("SoftFro" IRL) with T_R_ ousted by S = politician from Georgia Sp3000 1
5800 CELLIST (7) Musician who initially avoided fine is in court (7) Musician
= C((-w)ELL+IS)T
= WELL ("fine") without W ("who initially") + IS, all in CT ("court", street abbrev)
Sp3000 1
6399 ANY "AMONG US" THEMED CLUE (?) Starts to suspect Cyan is not the Impostor, lynches Lime after a bit (9) SCINTILLA (inits) = a bit Sp3000 1
6543 FLUXX (5) Card game hand beating a straight and pair of 10's has no hearts nor spades (5) Card game = FLUSH ("hand beating a straight") + XX ("pair of 10's") -H -S ("has no hearts nor spades") = FLU(-sh)XX Sp3000 1
118 MAKE (4) Force impostor to undergo a sex change (4) Force = {f->M}AKE Sp3000 0
292 BLARE (5) Proclaim loudly and speak impulsively to Stephen Colbert? (5) BLURT ("speak impulsively") -> BLARE ("proclaim loudly") a la how Colbert is pronounced Sp3000 0
355 REFRAIN (7) "Little Busters!" sequel about friendship initially, before Rin accepts accident at the beginning (7) Sequel subtitle to the anime "Little Busters!" = RE ("about") + F_ + R(A_)IN. Sp3000 0
504 MAZUMA (6) Male lead of "Yakitate!! Japan" produces bread (6) M ("male") + AZUMA = bread (another slang for money, appropriate for the anime referenced) Sp3000 0
888 MEME (4) https://imgur.com/QDRiIyf, say!? (4) Character is Oshino Meme from the Monogatari series. Meme is Death Note (https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/just-as-planned). Sp3000 0
1821 ATELIER (7) Elaborate lie "reveals" characters for anime RPG series (7) Anime RPG series = _ATE LIE R_ hidden Sp3000 0
1924 MATTER (6) Business from toy company changing hands (6) Business = MATTE{l->R} Sp3000 0
2127 ANY CLUE STARTING WITH CALL IN (?) Call in ALEPH ONE (5) Hidden _PH ONE. Would be nicer with extra fodder on the right but other options aren't great. Sp3000 0
2204 SALT (4) French greeting uniformless sailor (4) Sailor = SAL(-u)T Sp3000 0
2205 CODA (4) Henry leaving for this revolutionary musical performance's conclusion (4) H ("Henry") leaving AD HOC ("for this", literally) backwards = musical performance's conclusion Sp3000 0
3183 STACKS (6) Primitive homes second to be flipped for heaps (6) S{h->T}ACKS Sp3000 0
3478 PROMISE (7) Start to properly romanise an overlooked Japanese meme song (7) P_ + ROM(-an)ISE = song used in the Geddan (Get Down) meme originating from a GoldenEye 007 glitch Sp3000 0
3533 ORIFICE (7) Compa's second sushi ingredient overwhelming IF's mouth, maybe (7) _O_ + R(IF)ICE = mouth, maybe. Surface is Hyperdimension Neptunia (in which Compa and IF are close friends) Sp3000 0
3672 VERBIGERATE (11) Without second line, part of song containing pirate's insult is utter nonsense (11) Utter nonsense = VERSE containing BILGE RAT without S L (setwise) Sp3000 0
3782 HEADCANON (9) Once had an unusual fan theory (9) ONCEHADAN* = fan theory Sp3000 0
3943 ANY NON-ALPHANUMERIC GLYPH THAT ISN'T ♀ (1) 2007 Vocaloid song with a line about a Japanese unit (1) ㍍ = メルト (Melt, a 2007 Vocaloid song) plus a line, about (in rotation) = "a Japanese unit" (reads メートル or "meter" from top to bottom) Sp3000 0
4230 TURNIP (6) Vegetable container in rubbish dump (6) T(URN)IP Sp3000 0
4535 PTA (3) Adaptation has gameplay mechanic from "Danganronpa 2" (3) _PTA_ = Panic Talk Action from Danganronpa 2 Sp3000 0
4708 OMEGA (5) Letter from Greece foreshadowing knight fleeing thousand and one (5) Letter from Greece = OME(-n) ("foreshadowing" as a noun, N fleeing) + G ("thousand") + A ("one")
Letter from Greece = SIG(-n) ("foreshadowing" as a noun, N fleeing) + M ("thousand") + A ("one")
Sp3000 0
5013 RARE CANDY (4, 5) Beat red canary for level-up item (4, 5) REDCANARY* = level-up item (think beat as in whisk) Sp3000 0
5272 JE T'AIME (2, 1'4) Love phrase from black Sega card (2, 1'4) Love phrase = JET ("black") + AIME (card for Sega arcade games, pronounced aimii) Sp3000 0
5368 IS (2) Light novel exoskeleton surprisingly operable by male lives (2) Light novel ... male
= the titular exoskeleton from "IS: Infinite Stratos" that is usually only operable by women and the series resolves around the first male IS pilot
= lives (/lɪvz/ not /laɪvz/)
Sp3000 0
6344 FINE (4) End well (4) ddef: end (musically) = well (in good health) Sp3000 0
6396 ANY "AMONG US" THEMED CLUE (?) Perhaps Macy's returning in a bit to catch glimpse of impostor near vent (6, 6) Perhaps Macy's = RETAL< (returning "in a bit") catching I_ ("glimpse of impostor") + OUTLET ("vent") = RETA(I_)L OUTLET Sp3000 0

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