AuLeaf

Contests started: GOLD LEAF (4, 4), PRIMARIES (9), CENTRIFUGAL (11), SCHADENFREUDE, HYENAS (6), THUSLY (6), ANY (3), MUNICIPALITY (12), SPOUT (5), HAZE (4), DEFENSE ATTORNEY (7,8), FERTILE CRESCENT (7,8), GUIDE (5), PICKUP (6 OR 4,2), BROWNIE (7), AMBIGRAM (8), PREDATOR (8), GATEMAN (7), MATTER (6), PURSUIT (7), DUPLICATE (9), XKCD (4), DOUBT (5), CHRYSANTHEMUMS (14), COMMENT (7), WORD (4), HENTAI (6), MUNCHAUSEN (10), SULLIVAN (8), RUSTY (5), SENEGAL (7), ANY LIMERICK CLUE WITH AABBA RHYME SCHEME (?), ELISION (7), REVOLVER (8), CLUE CONTAINING "CLUE CONTAINING" (?), CRADLE (6), LUPINE (6), STAPES (6), MALLEUS (7), JACK-O'-LANTERN (4-1'-7), ANY NON-ALPHANUMERIC GLYPH THAT ISN'T ♀ (1), MERRY (5), PARK (4), HEARTS (6), ANY CLUE THAT CONTAINS ITS ANSWER (?), SAFE (4), STOP (4), GEORGE ORWELL (6,6), QUARTIC (7), PTA (3), INDEPENDENCE DAY (12, 3), NEW/OLD (3), ANY CLUE WHOSE WORDPLAY IS A REBUS (?), KAMALA HARRIS (6, 6), HIDE AND SEEK (4, 3, 4), CENTAUR (7), LEPRECHAUN (10), ANTIMETABOLE (12)

Contests won: LEON CZOLGOSZ (4, 8), KAIST (5), COIN (4), HOLIDAY (7), PRIMARIES (9), OR (2), PROSTHESIS (10), PUYO (4) / PUYO PUYO (4, 4), PATRIOT (7), KAKISTOCRACY (12), SEVEN (5), CENTRIPETAL (11), SEPARATION (10), FLIGHT (6), HOLOGRAM (8), WILSON (6), ISOTROPIC (9), SOMETHING WITH DEFINITION 'WORD', CONTINUUM (9), SURVIVOR (8), ANY CLUE INCORPORATING A SONG TITLE (?), LUIGI (5), REBUS (5), PEACHES (7), SWARF (5), MAYDAY (6 OR 3, 3), MEAN (4), CURRENT (7), MISTAKE (7), MUNICIPALITY (12), BANDUNG (7), LITTLEBIGPLANET (15), REVERSI (7), MNEMONIC DEVICE (8,6), NOZZLE (6), GEMINI (6), RECEIPT (7), PICASSO (7), ANY CLUE ENDING IN LEVEL (5, 1), DEFENSE ATTORNEY (7,8), TONSILLOLITH (12), ETCH (4), ANY CLUE ENDING IN A BEAN (7, 7), FOX MULDER (3, 6), IODINE (6), POINTLESS (9), SMASH (5), CAVORT (6), DERRING-DO (7-2), GLEAN (5), TO AND FRO (2, 3, 3), J.LO (1.2), RAINSTORM (9), BROWNIE (7), ARAMIS (6), CHIMNEY (7), GATEMAN (7), OMELETTE (8), DIE/DICE (3/4), METRONOME (9), OUAGADOUGOU (11), TEMPEST (7), OCTOPI (6) / OCTOPUSES (9) / OCTOPODES (9), RUSTY (5), LABOR DAY (5, 3), ANY LIMERICK CLUE WITH AABBA RHYME SCHEME (?), SPINEL (6), ELISION (7), CARDINAL (8), CLUE WHERE 1ST WORD STARTS WITH A, 2ND B, ETC (?), STAN (4), CLUE CONTAINING "CLUE CONTAINING" (?), ANY CLUE WITH PRINTER'S DEVILRY AS WORDPLAY (?), MORSE CODE (5, 4), CHICKEN (7), MARRY (5), ANY CLUE THAT CONTAINS ITS ANSWER (?), INCANDESCENT (12), RAINBOW DASH (7, 4), UTADA HIKARU (5, 6), LOKI (4), ATLANTIS (8), DRAGON (6), PARTICIPATION (13), AUGUST (6), CANDLE (6), UNCHES (6), COFFEE (6), WATERLOO (8), UNIBROW (7), BIDEN (5), JE T'AIME (2, 1'4), SPLANCHNIC (10), CLUE WITH DIFF ANS WHEN A LETTER IS REMOVED (???), CHARMANDER (10), BRIC-A-BRAC (4-1-4), CELLAR DOOR (6, 4), CRYPTID (7), WILDCARD (8), QUINQUAGENARIAN (15), ZOUNDS (6), QUESTION MARK OR ? (8 4 or 1), ELLIPSIS (8), LIL NAS X (3, 3, 1), ANY CLUE THAT INCLUDES AN ENTIRELY TRUE EDUCATIONAL FACT (?), NIN (3), GUILTY PLEASURE (6, 8), BOOKS THAT ARE BORING (5 4 3 6), SECOND DOSE (6, 4), STAR WARS (4 4), VERTIGO (7), GRADUATE (8), ROTTERDAM (9), RETSINA (7), BLACKJACK OR JACK BLACK (9 OR 4,5), NO WAY (2, 3), K-I-S-S-I-N-G (1-1-1-1-1-1-1), DIM SUM (3 3)

All Submissions

Clue ID Contest Clue Explanation (hover) Submitted By Likes
4935 BIDEN (5) "No Trump" declarer bid with east against north (5) BID+E+N AuLeaf 8
1025 ANY CLUE INCORPORATING A SONG TITLE (?) "Hotel California," originally by retro composer of classical music (4) (_B+AC+H)< AuLeaf 7
498 OR (2) Alternative surgery takes place here (2) alternative: OR
surgery takes place here: O.R.
AuLeaf 6
990 ANY CLUE INCORPORATING A SONG TITLE (?) "Single Ladies" flops (6) MISSES (ddef) AuLeaf 6
1220 BANDUNG (7) Sanction waste product in Indonesian city (7) BAN+DUNG AuLeaf 6
2508 TEMPEST (7) Test disrupted by effect of lightning storm (7) T(E.M.P.)EST AuLeaf 6
2581 OCTOPI (6) / OCTOPUSES (9) / OCTOPODES (9) "Doctor Without Borders" letter following O works to produce 8-limbed cephalopods (6/9/9) _OCTO_+PI or _OCTO_+P+USES or _OCTO_+P+ODES AuLeaf 6
2739 ANY LIMERICK CLUE WITH AABBA RHYME SCHEME (?) Start off with a citrusy highball / Then lop off first couple of eyeballs / And you'll get a verse / (Whose name comes from Erse) / Much like this one (but often more ribald) (8) LIMERICK(-_ey) AuLeaf 6
5248 ANY CLUE WHOSE SURFACE CONTAINS A CROSSWORD CLUE Semi-metallic, like 5248: "Semi-metallic, like 5248: "Semi-metallic, like 5248: "Semi-metallic, like 5248: ... (4)" (4)" (4)" (4) META(-llic) [half of "metallic"] AuLeaf 6
5343 CLUE WITH DIFF ANS WHEN A LETTER IS REMOVED (???) She co-starred in "Vanilla Sky" with actor Terry of "Everybody Hates Chris" and "Brooklyn-Nine-Nine", reportedly (4/6) She co-starred in "Vanilla Sky": Penelope CRUZ ("Crews")
He co-starred in "Vanilla Sky": Tom CRUISE ("Crews")
AuLeaf 6
380 LEON CZOLGOSZ (4, 8) New Glock Ozzy sold finishes off eccentric presidential assassin {*NE(w)GLOC(k)OZZ(y)SOL(d)} AuLeaf 5
451 COIN (4) Meet halfway, or maybe a quarter (4) COIN(-cide) AuLeaf 5
554 TETRIS (6) Game of blocks to play with unstable sitter (6) TETRIS* AuLeaf 5
607 PUYO (4) / PUYO PUYO (4, 4) Sega game that stinks, getting tangled up in spinning string toy (4,4) PU+YO(PU*)YO AuLeaf 5
718 SEPARATION (10) Between definition and wordplay, it's necessary to parse, in a cryptic (10) Between... necessary: SEPARATION*
TO PARSE IN A: fodder
cryptic: anagrind
AuLeaf 5
814 WILSON (6) American president in slow collapse (6) anag. of INSLOW AuLeaf 5
834 SOMETHING WITH DEFINITION 'WORD' WC Fields ultimately has good word? (5) LO(G)O+_S AuLeaf 5
1204 CURRENT (7) Bad dog tore up present (7) CUR+RENT AuLeaf 5
1225 CURRENT (7) Copper line without lead transmitted electrical flow (7) Copper: CU
[railroad] line: RR
without lead, transmitted: (-s)ENT
electrical flow: CURRENT
AuLeaf 5
1998 DIE/DICE (3/4) Ultimately solid ice cubes scattered over a table (4) _D+ICE AuLeaf 5
2485 LEAD (4) Metal for person in first place (4) LEAD (ddef) [you thought it would be GOLD but it was PB, DIO] AuLeaf 5
2609 RUSTY (5) Timeless, dependable; or old, decaying? (5) (-t)RUSTY AuLeaf 5
2632 APPLAUD (7) Very faint praise following a clap (7) A+(PP+LAUD) AuLeaf 5
3168 STAN (4) Superfan that is tanning hides (4) _STAN_ AuLeaf 5
4528 ANY CLUE THAT'S A VALID ACNH PASSPORT TITLE (?) Chaotic Life-Form (4) FILE* AuLeaf 5
6579 BOOKS THAT ARE BORING (5 4 3 6) Gather in boat at sea to pursue reserves of dry reading material (5 4 3 6) BOOKS+(THATAREBORING)* AuLeaf 5
363 REFRAIN (7) Periodic cries for nation to chant (7) (c)R(i)E(s)F(o)R(n)A(t)I(o)N AuLeaf 4
452 HOLIDAY (7) Hold a party around one, free of responsibility! fodder around I without PART (responsibility, as in "do your part): HOL(+I)DA(-part)Y AuLeaf 4
499 PRIMARIES (9) Mid-April/early May sign of spring: weeding through candidate November candidates (9) (a)PRI(l)+M(ay)+ARIES AuLeaf 4
528 OBSCURE (7) Pregnancy doc's medicine is dubious (7) dubious: OB'S CURE (OB=obstetrician, as in OB/GYN) AuLeaf 4
538 AMBIGUOUS/SCHRODINGER (9 or 11) In an uncertain fashion, I'm a detailed puss/box guy; single lead character of programmer ignored in shuffle (9/11) In an uncertain fashion: AMBIGUOUS
I'M A: fodder 1
detailed puss/box guy: PUS(s) BO(x) GU(y): fodder 2
single lead character of programmer: P_
ignored [from fodder 2]: (-p)USBOGU
IMA+USBOGU in shuffle: AMBIGUOUS*

In an uncertain fashion, I'm a detailed puss/box guy: SCHRODINGER
single lead: S_
character of programmer: CHR
IGNORED in shuffle: ODINGER*
AuLeaf 4
646 PATRIOT (7) Op art: it confounded a countryman (7) PATRIOT* AuLeaf 4
674 KAKISTOCRACY (12) What puts power in the hands of dopes, crazies, and haters? Perplexed? Okay, it's crack (12) anag. of OKAYITSCRACK AuLeaf 4
801 RED HERRING (3,7) Inspector's conclusion unfortunately hinged around blunder, with evidence pointing away from the truth (3,7) _R+EDH(ERR)ING* AuLeaf 4
847 SIESTA (6) Retiring at una hora de la tarde! (6) rev. AT SEIS &lit AuLeaf 4
848 ISOTROPIC (9) Portico is broken any way you look at it (9) anag. of PORTICOIS AuLeaf 4
1094 PEACHES (7) Goes around a church, providing fruits (7) PE(A+CH)ES AuLeaf 4
1116 VANILLA (7) Hostess White, taking ill, has first night off to get ice cream (7) VAN(ILL)(-n)A AuLeaf 4
1129 PALLET (6) Bed or mouth's roof, say (6) "palate" AuLeaf 4
1420 ARGUMENT (8) Fight's munitions, with sawed-off gun for mother (8) AR(ma->GU(-n))MENT AuLeaf 4
1526 GO ABROAD (8) Journey a long way from home, with One Ring in mouth on the way (2,6) G(O)AB+ROAD (surface ref. LotR) AuLeaf 4
1574 DEFENSE ATTORNEY (7,8) Defenestrate yon eccentric lawyer (7,8) DEFENSEATTORNEY* AuLeaf 4
1661 SMASH (5) Actor Elliott returning in quiet cinematic triumph (5) S(MAS<)H AuLeaf 4
1719 CAVORT (6) Frisk Victor or perhaps Tom's clothing (6) CA(V+OR)T AuLeaf 4
1750 J.LO (1.2) This "Idol" judge might return to show! (1.2) _JLO_<

https://hollywoodlife.com/2019/05/20/jennifer-lopez-steven-tyler-american-idol-judges-new-panel-season-3/
(based on a semi-&lit I did for Alan Connor's crossword roundup on the Guardian blog)
AuLeaf 4
1854 CHIMNEY (7) Strangely, my niche is St. Nick's entryway (7) anag. MYNICHE AuLeaf 4
2633 LABOR DAY (5, 3) A broadly abused holiday (5,3) LABORDAY* AuLeaf 4
2760 SPINEL (6) Character next to tee-off: Yellow Ruby (6) SPINEL(-ess) AuLeaf 4
2777 LIGHT (5) Ray with gills drawn back somewhat (5) _LIG HT_< AuLeaf 4
2786 ASBESTOS (8) Hazardous material Grant almost put into rear (8) AS(BESTO(-w))S AuLeaf 4
2798 ELISION (7) 51 in uproar about lack of space in cryptic clue (7) E(LI)SION< AuLeaf 4
3300 CLUE CONTAINING "CLUE CONTAINING" (?) Confederate soldier held two spots for weapon in Clue containing toxic metal (4,4) LE(AD+PIP)E AuLeaf 4
3324 HONK (4) "Duck", "duck", ... at last! A call of "goose"! (4) HON+_K
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duck
(and "duck" appears in the thesaurus entries for "hon" and "darling")
AuLeaf 4
3556 MORSE CODE (5, 4) Captain ultimately out of time to enter additional SOS transmissions, say (5,4) MOR(SECO[-_n]D)E AuLeaf 4
4410 CATS (4) Endless stack exchange for felines (4) CATS(-k)* AuLeaf 4
4527 ANY CLUE THAT'S A VALID ACNH PASSPORT TITLE (?) Ready-made pet (5) DEARY* AuLeaf 4
4619 AUGUST (6) Laugh at Rusty taking clothes off repeatedly this month (6) (-l)AUG(-h) (-a)(-t) (-r)UST(-y) AuLeaf 4
4637 CANDLE (6) Dessert topping at some parties, amidst music and levity (6) _C AND LE_ AuLeaf 4
5342 CLUE WITH DIFF ANS WHEN A LETTER IS REMOVED (???) Not busty colonial flier's beginning to go from Britain to France by hand (4) Not busty: [b->(F+L[eft])]AT
Not busy: [b->(F+R[ight])]EE
AuLeaf 4
5499 CHARMANDER (10) Firestarter filling exotic dancer with pain (10) C(HARM)ANDER* AuLeaf 4
5506 BRIC-A-BRAC (4-1-4) Fabric (abracadabra!) conceals trinkets (4-1-4) _BRIC ABRAC_ AuLeaf 4
5815 WILDCARD (8) Joker's wacky riddles about losing keys (8) anagram ("about") WAC[-ky]RIDDL[-es] for WILDCARD(-keys)* AuLeaf 4
6519 NIN (3) Anais N., alternately! (3) even letters spell _N_I_N, &lit
(cluing someone by their name, now that's big brain time)
AuLeaf 4
6876 RETSINA (7) Wine secrets in "abstinent" houses (7) _RETS IN A_ AuLeaf 4
360 REFRAIN (7) Avoid downpour under roof's eaves around start of evening (7) Avoid: Def
RAIN under [R(oo)F around E(vening)]: R{E}F,RAIN
AuLeaf 3
361 REFRAIN (7) Dog's cry about getting wrapped in lead... it's extremely repetitive (7) Dog's cry about: ARF backwards
getting wrapped in: container indicator
lead: REIN
it's extremely repetitive: RE{FRA<}IN
AuLeaf 3
522 AMBIGUOUS/SCHRODINGER (9 or 11) Diego's stranger? No! Embraced Basher's slight character, embraced initially united country where Putin more or less decides elections for such a clue as this (9/11) Diego's stranger? No!: Sp. for friend; AMIGO
Embraced: container/content indicator Basher's slight character: B_
embraced: cont/cont indicator
initially united: U_
country where Putin more or less decides elections: US
AM(B)IG(U)O+US

DIEGOS stranger: SODIGE*
No embraced: N included
Basher's slight character embraced: CHR (abbv for character) included
initially: first letter of
united country where Putin more or less calls elections: RUSSIA
S(CHR)ODI(N)GE+R

def: such a clue as this
AuLeaf 3
550 AMBIGUOUS/SCHRODINGER (9 or 11) A mammal-boxing famed dude striking chords, without energy, in primarily grey region (9/11) A mammal: A MOUSE
boxing: container/contents indicator
famed: BIG
dude striking chords: (d)U(d)(e) [striking as in "crossing out"; chords ref letters A-G]
without energy: A+M(BIG+U)OUS(e)
in primarily grey region: AMBIGUOUS

A mammal-boxing famed dude: SCHRODINGER
striking chords: SCHROD* ["striking" as anagrind, as in "unusual"]
without energy, ...: container/contents indicator [without X, Y => Y going outside X construction]
in: IN
primarily grey region: G_+R_
SCHROD*+IN+G(E)+R
AuLeaf 3
603 GREY/GRAY (4) Heartless guy consuming Egyptian sun god for shade (4) G(-u)Y around RE/RA
shade: G(RE)Y/G(RA)Y
AuLeaf 3
658 NOTHING ELSE (7,4) Strangely, see glint on western horizon... that's it! (7,4) anag. of SEE+GLINT+ON+H_
That's it: NOTHINGELSE*
AuLeaf 3
659 TART (4) Old prostitute starts shedding clothes (4) (-s)TART(-s) AuLeaf 3
672 KAKISTOCRACY (12) Setter's into stock car racing, which Arthur's brother describes as idiots at the wheel (12) [King] Arthur's brother: KAY around (I in *STOCKCAR)
idiots at the wheel: KA(K(I)STOCRAC*)Y
AuLeaf 3
673 KAKISTOCRACY (12) Cocky AI (stark mad!) having terrible reign (12) mad: anagrind for COCKYAISTARK
having terrible reign: KAKISTOCRACY*
AuLeaf 3
685 SEVEN (5) Number five has spotted coating (5) SE(V)EN AuLeaf 3
719 SEPARATION (10) Tossed spear into a gap (10) SEPARATION* AuLeaf 3
745 FLIGHT (6) Exit stairs (6) ddef AuLeaf 3
763 HOLOGRAM (8) Detective describes ship turning out west essentially to be something like a man-made mirage (8) Detective describes: HOLMES around
ship turning: rev. ARGO
out: missing
west essentially: _ES_
to be: link
something like a man-made mirage: HOL(OGRA<)M(-es)
AuLeaf 3
839 SOMETHING WITH DEFINITION 'WORD' Word in letter read aloud (3) CUE ("q") [as in "once I give the word..."] AuLeaf 3
840 SOMETHING WITH DEFINITION 'WORD' Word that hurts after initial consideration (5) C+OUCH (v) AuLeaf 3
842 SOMETHING WITH DEFINITION 'WORD' Word formed from Greek letters, say (4) NEWS ("nus") AuLeaf 3
844 LIMA (4) Square of one thou returned to Peruvian city (4) one thou: slang for one thousand
square of 1,000: 1,000,000
slang for a million: A MIL
returned: LIMA<
Peruvian city: def
AuLeaf 3
1035 ANY CLUE INCORPORATING A PUZZLE GENRE (?) Piece of paper essential to skyscrapers (5) _SCRAP_ AuLeaf 3
1155 MAYDAY (6 OR 3, 3) Reportedly invented a holiday for Poles? (3,3) MAY DAY "made a" AuLeaf 3
1183 MEAN (4) Intend evil (4) ddef AuLeaf 3
1188 NOSFERATU (9) Twisted natures of the Vampyre? (9) NOSFERATU*
(The full English title is "Nosferatu: the Vampyre")
AuLeaf 3
1209 MISTAKE (7) Blunder makes it complicated (7) MISTAKE* AuLeaf 3
1221 ACCOUTREMENTS (13) Queer male, in inflections and accessories (13) ACC(OUTRE+M)ENTS AuLeaf 3
1268 SHOT (4) Regular school-time picture (4) S(-c)H(-o)O(-l)+T AuLeaf 3
1370 NOZZLE (6) Revolutionary automaker Musk catches a couple Z's by fuel dispenser (6) NO(ZZ)LE< AuLeaf 3
1454 GRADE (5) Class speaker's visibly aged (5) "greyed" AuLeaf 3
1531 PICASSO (7) Famous painter's eating disorder upset WWII agency (7) PICA+SSO< AuLeaf 3
1549 ANY CLUE ENDING IN LEVEL (5, 1) Characters in vassal country returned to the highest level (5,1) _CLASSA_< AuLeaf 3
1592 FOX MULDER (3, 6) "Returning male in uniform", X-Files' site describes Dana Scully's partner (3,6) Returning: reversal indicator
male in uniform X: M in U+X
Files' site: FOLDER
...describes: container/contents indicator
Dana Scully's partner: FO[(X(M)U)<]LDER
AuLeaf 3
1598 THEME (5) Topic from article by setter (5) THE+ME AuLeaf 3
1604 IODINE (6) On the table, I eat after 10 (6) 10+DINE AuLeaf 3
1607 SUBLIME (7) Blues composition about setter is wonderful (7) SUBL(I'M)E* AuLeaf 3
1633 SEE (3) Sieve's uneven spot (3) S(-i)E(-v)E AuLeaf 3
1638 WAIT (4) Break a stone, perhaps loudly (4) WAIT ("weight") AuLeaf 3
1660 SMASH (5) Son hit buttons rapidly in Nintendo fighting-game series (5) S+MASH AuLeaf 3
1708 OMINOUS (7) Third blue moon is strangely portentous (7) {*U+MOON+IS} AuLeaf 3
1718 DERRING-DO (7-2) Second admiral ordering strangely reckless action (7-2) (-a)D_+ERRINGDO* AuLeaf 3
1734 GLEAN (5) Good tip to learn (5) G+LEAN AuLeaf 3
1735 TO AND FRO (2, 3, 3) Shaking darn foot back and forth (2,3,3) TOANDFRO* AuLeaf 3
1738 GUIDE (5) Usher's oddly glum, indeed (5) G(-l)U(-m)I(-n)D(-e)E(-d) AuLeaf 3
1814 BROWNIE (7) Dude spilled wine on chocolate square (7) BRO+WNIE* AuLeaf 3
1843 AMBIGRAM (8) Body of Bambi's progenitor found in pod, perhaps (8) (-b)AMBI(-s)+GRAM [short for grandmother] AuLeaf 3
1849 CRUISE (6) Say, actress Penelope and actor Tom in "Vanilla Sky" (6) CRUISE ("Cruz")
["Vanilla Sky" stars Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz]
AuLeaf 3
1910 PICKLE (6) Clark Kent initially in heap of difficulty (6) PI(C_+K_)LE AuLeaf 3
2020 EGG (3) Revolutionary general Washington lacking ingredient for caviar (ovum) (3) EG(-roe)G< AuLeaf 3
2248 FETISH (6) What lies within revolutionary Amish site for perversion (6) _F ETIS H_< AuLeaf 3
2486 NITROGEN (8) Element neon, say, or tin, losing electron on the return (8) [NIT+RO+GE+(-e)N]< (def: element) AuLeaf 3
2761 SPINEL (6) Ultimately, as alternative option, teal gemstone (6) _S+(-o)P(-t)I(-o)N(-t)E(-a)L AuLeaf 3
2782 BASEL (5) City on the Rhine's not founded without regular feasts (5) BASEL(-_e_s_s) [ESS = regular fEaStS] AuLeaf 3
2873 CARDINAL (8) Acute, as sin(45) perhaps? (8) ddef: Acute, as sin / 45 perhaps AuLeaf 3
3934 NIDORAN OR NIDORAN♂ OR NIDORAN♀ (7 OR 8) Future queen of Pokemon mixed iron and copper, in alchemy (8) NIDORAN♀ (NIDORAN*+♀)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planet_symbols
AuLeaf 3
3991 MERRY (5) Stumble into setter's chipper (5) M(ERR)Y AuLeaf 3
4055 ANY CLUE WHOSE ANSWER IS AN MLP:FIM CHARACTER (?) Dalton leaves a case containing julep (mixed alcoholic drink) (9) A+P(PLEJ[-u]*)ACK
the Dalton unit is abbreviated u
AuLeaf 3
4372 AXIS (4) 6a over x is 1 (4) reversal ("over") of SIX A
def: x is one
AuLeaf 3
4381 AXIS (4) x is one at the forefront! (4) A+(X+IS) AuLeaf 3
4403 LOKI (4) Audibly muted trickster god (4) "low-key" AuLeaf 3
4416 ANTIDOTE (8) Remedy consists of some Chianti? Do tell! (8) _ANTI DO TE_ AuLeaf 3
4497 DRAGON (6) Donkey's beginning to tease Donkey's mate (6) D_+RAG ON (ref. Shrek) AuLeaf 3
4541 PARTICIPATION (13) Opening with a photo, in reverse; then into violent engagement (13) PART I + (CIP A)< + TION*
Ref. Memento
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4555 TYPO (4) Bad poetry devoid of sense and meter, ultimately something that should never have been written (4) TYPO(-_e)(-_r)* AuLeaf 3
4655 CHARTREUSE (10) Yellowish-green and overly brown tree found around America (10) CHAR+TRE(U.S.)E AuLeaf 3
4734 UNCHES (6) Half of "unchessboard" white squares found orthogonally adjacent to exactly three black squares, or two on opposite sides, maybe (6) UNCHES_ (ref. Uncyclopedia) AuLeaf 3
4753 WHY (3) Deserving to lose food scrap, for what reason? (3) W(-ort)HY AuLeaf 3
4789 COFFEE (6) Starbucks drink is $100 in price (6) C+OF+FEE AuLeaf 3
4791 COFFEE (6) Say, "MOCHA AD!", getting ironic (6) C(OF FE)E [CE=common era=anno Domini=AD] AuLeaf 3
4802 MELIORISM (9) The idea "the night is darkest just before the dawn" is written in a deserted memorial, sadly (9) (-a)MELIOR[IS]M* AuLeaf 3
4860 UNIBROW (7) Feature of Bert's uniform: horizontal section with end of pen clipped to the left side (7) U+NIB+ROW (well the tip is an end) AuLeaf 3
4890 PENNSYLVANIA (12) Presidential avenue, by name—corrupt, not beautied—mere helter-skelter! (12) anag. PRESIDENTIALAVENUBYNAME minus anag. BEAUTIEDMERE AuLeaf 3
5473 TETCBN (6) This example TETCBN clue's big no-no, primarily! (6) TETCBN (inits); &lit AuLeaf 3
6152 ZOUNDS (6) Zoo ruined as every other member's disappeared? Egad! (6) Z_O_U_N_D_S AuLeaf 3
6316 ANY CLUE WITH AN ENUMERATION META (?) 5-iron brought outside (4) F(IV)E AuLeaf 3
6328 ELLIPSIS (8) Returning some drinks i-spilled-but-let's-not-dwell-on-this-part-kthx (8) _ELLIPS I S_< AuLeaf 3
6534 GUILTY PLEASURE (6, 8) Admission to the crime? Why not: "it's bad, but thoroughly enjoyable"? (6,8) GUILTY PLEA + SURE AuLeaf 3
6673 ANY CLUE WHOSE ANSWER IS A PREVIOUS CONTEST WITH 0 ENTRIES (?) Leaving railroad car, Chikorita crashes into Shaymin (7_3) (-rr)CHAOTICIAK* AuLeaf 3
6746 SECOND DOSE (6, 4) Follow-up immunization's odd stench (of dead daffodils, primarily) penetrates olfactory organ (6,4) S_E_C_O_+N(D+D_)OSE AuLeaf 3
6784 VERTIGO (7) Very old caged tiger chasing its tail in Hitchcock film (7) V[ery] (ER/TIG [cycle of TIGER]) O[ld] AuLeaf 3
6851 ROTTERDAM (9) Spooner's offspring, kid who's grown up in Europe's largest port city (9) Spoonerism of DAUGHTER [offspring] RAM [kid (as in baby goat) who's grown up] AuLeaf 3
7143 DIM SUM (3 3) Dummies get out of shape without eating first Chinese appetizer (3 3) DIMSUM(-e_)*
dummy thicc
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367 BINARY STAR (6, 4) An odd twin ray Sirius A or B ultimately produced... Sirius A or B? AN, T(w)I(n)R(a)Y, (siriu)S A (o)R B
produced: anagrind for [*ANTIRYSARB]
Sirius A or B?: [BINARYSTAR]* (? for D by E)
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421 ARETAICS (8) Famous singer, Franklin Roosevelt's first wife—not hale—initially studied virtue theory Famous singer Franklin: ARETHA
[Teddy] Roosevelt's first wife: ALICE
not HALE: ARET(-ha)A(-l)IC(e)
virtue theory = ARETAIC+S(tudied)
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423 ARETAICS (8) Science of Virtue's Last Reward: a solar eclipse—even without mind-altering substance, in retrospect—is discombobulating! def: Science of virtue
"Last Reward... eclipse" even: (l)A(s)T(r)E(w)A(r)D(a)S(o)L(a)R(e)C(l)I(p)S(e)
without mind-altering substance: ATEA(-dsl)RCIS
is discombobulating: anag. of {*ATEARCIS}
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473 ENUMERATION (11) Gruesome! The rest is history... Tune in, there's more at 11! (11) Gruesome: anagrind
THE REST is history: fodder without THE REST
{*TUNEIN(-the,res)MOREA(-t)}
11: {ENUMERATION}*
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476 MOLASSES (8) Sweet thing, the way girl from Spain is (8) M.O.+LASS+ES (from Spain "is") AuLeaf 2
477 HEBREW (6) Jewish male's concoction (6) HE+BREW AuLeaf 2
487 MOLASSES (8) Biblical man who famously crossed the sea carrying Vegas article: "What caused the Great Flood?" (8) MO(LAS)SES ref parting of the Red Sea; surface ref Noah AuLeaf 2
519 MAZUMA (6) Amaze sumo man by disrobing for moolah (6) (a)MAZ(e) (s)UM(o) (m)A(n) (b)(y) AuLeaf 2
529 OBSCURE (7) Doubt cast regularly, in a way, on the nigh-certain, to muddy the waters (7) doubt cast regularly: (d)O(u)B(t)C(a)S(t)
in a way: OBSC*
on: charade indicator
the nigh-certain: (s)URE
to muddy the waters: OBSCURE (v.)
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552 PROSTHESIS (10) Experienced one's graduate project on cyborg generation, possibly? (10) PRO'S THESIS
[restorative] cyborg generation, possibly: PROSTHESIS
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyborg#In_medicine
*Mechanical* prosthesis is technically the generation of a restorative cyborg, since a restorative cyborg is just a person with some sort of technology used to replace lost body function. (This doesn't say MECHANICAL but that's why "possibly" is at the end.)
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571 SWEET (5) Good person consuming bodily fluid containing salt but having a sugary taste (5) S(WEE)T
parody of http://cryptics.jackbrounstein.com/contest/109-sweet-5?highlight=561#clue561
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574 MASQUERADE (10) Adam's queer, dancing at ball with facial decoration (10) MASQUERADE* AuLeaf 2
579 CHESSBOARD (10) Bosch reads about setting for King's Game? (10) CHESSBOARD* ("the king's game" is a nickname for chess; allusion to Ender's Game and/or Game of Thrones) AuLeaf 2
606 NORMAL (6) Translation of Roman numeral, ultimately in standard form (6) Translation of ROMAN: NORMA*
numeral, ultimately: _L
in standard form: NORMA+L
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642 PATRIOT (7) Member of the Brady Bunch, or the Three Stooges maybe, in Endless Road (7) ref Patriots QB Tom Brady
PA(TRIO)T(-h)
(There is an Australian film on iMDb called "Endless Road")
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648 PATRIOT (7) Football player beginning to shout out, "Fight, fight!" during ball game, perhaps (7) Football player: (-s_)PAT+RIOT
fight: SPAT
[with] beginning to shout out: (-s_)PAT
fight during ball game, perhaps: RIOT
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684 SEVEN (5) First woman to penetrate the poles? No. (5) No.: Number: S(EVE)N AuLeaf 2
687 ANARCHY (7) Arbitrary structure within non-governmental organization? (7) arbitrary: ANY
structure: ARCH
within: container/contents indicator
non-governmental organization?: AN(ARCH)Y
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716 GOOGLE (6) With eye, try to look up (6) eye: OGLE
try: GO
with X, Y: juxtaposition indicator (ambidirectional)
to look up: GO+OGLE
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717 GOOGLE (6) Try overhead train, try turning over engine (6) Try: GO
overhead train: EL [elevated railway]
try: GO
turning over: reversal indicator
[search] engine: GO+(OG+LE)<
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743 SCHADENFREUDE Founder of S&M takes chief psychologist in direction to get enjoyment out of others' suffering (13) [wp] to get [def] construction
S(CH)ADE+N(FREUD)E
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744 SCHADENFREUDE Connery's declaration: founders of S&M and psychoanalysis delight in others' misery (13) "Sade and Freud" in Sean Connery's accent AuLeaf 2
756 TWO-MAN (3-3) Superheroine not about sort of partnership between a couple of gents (3-3) sort of partnership between a couple of gents: (-ca)TWOMAN AuLeaf 2
802 RED HERRING (3,7) Broken derringer Henry's clutched is not quite the smoking gun it might initially appear (3,7) anag. of DERRINGER; H is clutched
RED(H)ERRING*
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841 SOMETHING WITH DEFINITION 'WORD' One person's word (4) One: A
persons: MEN [ignore apostrophe]
word: AMEN (used to express agreement)
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850 CONTINUUM (9) "Out-of-State: On Time in Empty Space," described space-time, say? (9) (-va)C(ON+T+IN)UUM AuLeaf 2
877 MEME (4) Yo-yo taken from Mexico to US or Canada? Say, ¿porque no los dos? (4) YO YO translated from Spanish to English: ME ME
https://i.imgflip.com/v6ljk.jpg
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962 SURVIVOR (8) In trailer, "Princess Bride" monster returned to take on sixth person left alive (8) trailer: R.V.
"Princess Bride" monster: R.O.U.S. (Rodent Of Unusual Size)
returned: SUOR<
to take on: SU(RV)OR
In ... sixth: SUR(VI)VOR
person left alive: def
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973 CERULEAN (8) Deep blue oceans' contents take command (8) (-o)CE(RULE)AN(-s) AuLeaf 2
974 THUSLY (6) So clever, to follow no-good street tough (6) THU(-g)+SLY [def: "so"]
(Surface is to be read sarcastically)
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1010 ANY CLUE INCORPORATING A SONG TITLE (?) "Still Alive," returning to banish evil in place of Texan capital city that's home to the National Cowgirl Museum, if that means anything (3,3,2'1,5) "Still Alive" returning to banish evil: (-evil)ALLITS<
in place of Texan capital: replacing T_
city that's home to the National Cowgirl Museum: FORT WORTH
if that means anything: FOR (t->ALL IT'S) WORTH
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1011 ADRENALINE (10) Ultimately, soldier in base takes one liter epinephrine (10) AD(_R)EN(A+L)INE AuLeaf 2
1013 LUIGI (5) Say "Bud Buddy", a supernatural board game character with a haunted mansion (5) say: homophone indicator
Bud Buddy: LOU (Costello; ref Bud Abbott)
a supernatural board: OUIJA
game character with a haunted mansion: LUIGI "Lou Ouija"
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1014 PERHAPS (7) Strange phrase with period at the start, maybe (7) PERHA(P)S* AuLeaf 2
1069 ROBINSON CRUSOE (8, 6) Man in shipwreck, initially on overseas voyage, taking over lost island! (8,6) ROB+IN+S_+ON+CRU(-i)S(O)E
[O as cricket abbreviation for "over"]
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1087 ANY CLUE WHOSE ANSWER IS A PUZZLE GENRE (?) Jerk entering NOT DOWN FOR CROSSWORDS in puzzles that aren't even crosswords (8) ACROS(TIC)S [across = not down, for crosswords] AuLeaf 2
1218 MUNICIPALITY (12) Character with retro-chic first pet boxer in city or town, maybe (12) MU+(NI<)+CI(P_+ALI)TY = town, maybe AuLeaf 2
1222 ACCOUTREMENTS (13) Accessories to heartless murder, strangely, in Highlights (13) *(TO MU[-rd]ER) in ACCENTS: ACC(OUTRE*)MENTS AuLeaf 2
1226 SAFFRON (7) Spice, not the least bit gentle, in no-good Sri Lankan wrap, perhaps (7) not the least bit gentle: FF (piano)
no-good Sri Lankan wrap, perhaps: SARON(-g)
Spice: SA(FF)RON(-g)
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1310 OTHELLO (7) Herein: two opponents, flipping each initial color within bounds! (7) (rev. O_ T_ H_) + (-y)ELLO(-w) AuLeaf 2
1315 LITTLEBIGPLANET (15) Small girl in aircraft beginning to tackle PlayStation video-game trilogy (15) LITTLE + BI(G)PLANE + T_ AuLeaf 2
1369 NOZZLE (6) No puzzle that stinks will be lost in a faucet (6) NO+(-p.u.)ZZLE AuLeaf 2
1398 RUSTY (5) Out of practice with Pigpen, you put R in place of I in "SPAIN" (5) (yo->R)U+STY ["yo"==I in Spain] AuLeaf 2
1400 TOWER (5) Perhaps keep top individual in debt? (5) Perhaps keep: d. by ex. (n.)
top: T (as in top quark)
individual in debt?: OWER (in Wiktionary, but not other dictionaries; hence "?")
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1410 ORALLY (6) Confederate by, essentially, word of mouth (6) _OR_+ALLY AuLeaf 2
1429 ARGUMENT (8) Love letter sent to Romeo Montague in chaos and conflict (8) anag. of M[o->R]NTAGUE AuLeaf 2
1483 GEMINI (6) Twins in Dodge minivan (6) _GE MINI_ AuLeaf 2
1532 INEPT (5) Clumsy Nephertiti lost two objects and misplaced one (5) Nephertiti lost two objects: NEP(-her)T(-it)I
and misplaced one: (+I)NEPT(-i)
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1546 ZEAL (4) Laze about, a layabout's lack? (4) ZEAL* AuLeaf 2
1550 DISTRICT ATTORNEY (8, 8) Pretty distraction strangely throwing off chief of police and chief prosecutor (8, 8) anag. of *(PRETTY DISTRACTION) throwing off P_ (chief of police): DISTRICTATTORNEY(-p)* AuLeaf 2
1561 TONSILLOLITH (12) Empty-hearted Hal is not returning with nearly underage crush, which gives a lump in one's throat (12) (TON+SI+L[LOLIT(-a)](-a)H)< AuLeaf 2
1563 HORSE (5) Equine shoer, in a way (5) HORSE* AuLeaf 2
1569 ETCH (4) Carve out of wet chalk (4) _ETCH_ AuLeaf 2
1573 DEFENSE ATTORNEY (7,8) Lawyer's yield has no position to return profit in Japan (7,8) DEFE(N+SEAT+TO)R+NEY< AuLeaf 2
1588 ANY CLUE ENDING IN A BEAN (7, 7) Step in eye exam about coloring, about a bean (7,7) RE+TIN(A+LIMA)GING AuLeaf 2
1634 DO (2) Note in window (2) _DO_ AuLeaf 2
1659 POINTLESS (9) Slip notes around to no end (9) POINTLESS* AuLeaf 2
1697 AARDVARK (8) A card shark, losing initial count, quietly turned to Victor the Anteater (8) A (-c)ARD (sh->V)ARK AuLeaf 2
1709 OMINOUS (7) Platelet in blood (type negative) not looking good (7) O+MIN(O)US AuLeaf 2
1807 TAUTOLOGY (9) Verbally imparted to everyone a one-note truism (9) "taught all a G" AuLeaf 2
1838 ARAMIS (6) Weapon is draped over one musketeer (6) AR(A)M+IS AuLeaf 2
1865 PREY (4) Pyre prepared for one killed by predation (4) PREY* AuLeaf 2
1883 GAME SIX (4, 3) GI maxes out in penultimate match (4,3) GAMESIX* AuLeaf 2
1937 TRIVIAL (7) Non-essential chambers of the heart lack opening and closing tube (7) (-a)TRI(-a)+VIAL AuLeaf 2
1948 PURSUIT (7) Penny farthing goes out for something often seen around an anthro fan following (7) Penny farthing goes out for: F->P
something often seen around an anthro fan: FURSUIT
following: (f->P)URSUIT
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1972 SHIITAKE (8) Asian mushroom is one object in smoothie (8) SH(I+IT)AKE AuLeaf 2
2001 DIE/DICE (3/4) Advise short odds for one at the casino, perhaps (3) (-a)D(-v)I(-s)E AuLeaf 2
2084 SUBSCRIBE (9) Follow part-time educator's crib note (9) SUB'S+CRIB+E AuLeaf 2
2144 ESSEN (5) Poles overheard in German city (5) ESSEN ("S, N") AuLeaf 2
2207 OPUS (4) Work out... pull-ups, say, to start (4) OPUS (init.) AuLeaf 2
2380 INTERSECT (9) Bury nonconformist church cross (9) INTER+SECT AuLeaf 2
2488 NITROGEN (8) Element needed to make #1 intern go crazy (8) NITROGEN* AuLeaf 2
2726 HARRIES (7) Railroad that is overtaken by every other heads attacks (7) RR+IE overtaken by H_A_S: HA(RR+IE)S AuLeaf 2
2796 ELISION (7) Man is turning back on controversial cryptic device (7) ELI+SI<+ON AuLeaf 2
2904 WOLFRAM (7) Metal tarnish to drift westward (7) (WOLF+RAM)< AuLeaf 2
2989 BACTERIA (8) Atmosphere and such are initially brimming over with microbes (8) Atmosphere=AIR (as in, "tone")
and such=ETC.
are=A (abbreviation for the unit)
initially brimming=B_
over: reversal indicator
microbes: (B+A+CTE+RIA)<
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3008 ANY CLUE NUMBER ACROSS/DOWN (? 6/4) 6A: Where to enter this revolutionary graph's y- or x-intercept (3,6) SIXA<+CROSS AuLeaf 2
3089 CLUE WHERE 1ST WORD STARTS WITH A, 2ND B, ETC (?) Alien big cat, dragon, etc., from grave house IDs (8) CRYPT+IDS AuLeaf 2
3131 CLUE SIGNIFICANTLY SHORTER THAN THE ANSWER (?) Font×Nova (5,3,5) ×=TIMES
Nova=NEW, ROMAN
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3156 HOMO SAPIENS (4, 7) Silly Simon's a hope for humanity (4,7) *simonsahope: HOMOSAPIENS* AuLeaf 2
3157 HOMO SAPIENS (4, 7) Gay's penis agitated, going after a man (4,7) HOMO'S+A+PIENS* owo AuLeaf 2
3163 STAN (4) Turner's turned obsessive fanboy, perhaps (4) S'TAN< AuLeaf 2
3228 CLUE CONTAINING A CHARACTER OR ITEM FROM CLUE (?) Tangled rope takes king in card game (5) PO(K)ER AuLeaf 2
3273 OEDIPUS (7) Deusovi in a bad way, Victor turned to western prince--one keeping his eye on his queen mother's brooch? (7) OEDI(v->P_)US
[I guess this isn't usually what "queen mother" means though]
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3296 CLUE CONTAINING "CLUE CONTAINING" (?) Clue containing "peer down" stuck together (7) CLU(MP)E+D AuLeaf 2
3377 BAD DOG (3, 3) Returning canine character from Zero Time Dilemma has strange admonishment for a pet (3,3) [BA(DDO)G]< AuLeaf 2
3431 HUMAN (5) Fallible follower of Attila embraced mother (5) HU(MA)N AuLeaf 2
3555 CHICKEN (7) Poultry in Spooner's kitchen (7) (k->CH)I(tch->CK)EN AuLeaf 2
3564 CLUE W/ "TURING MACHINE" NOT MEANING A REAL TM (?) Girl in anime about Turing machine? (5) ENI(G)MA* AuLeaf 2
3664 ANY CLUE RELATED TO HALLOWEEN (?) Meme's eerie—revolutionary, ultimately: "Everybody Poops" (6) (SPOOP+Y_)< AuLeaf 2
4054 ANY CLUE WHOSE ANSWER IS AN MLP:FIM CHARACTER (?) Initially, sitting president Eisenhower's lace (5) S_+P_+IKE AuLeaf 2
4102 MARRY (5) Train taken by one PM Wed. (5) Train: RR
taken by: container/contents indicator
one PM: Prime Minister Teresa MAY
Wed: MA(RR)Y
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4130 ANY CLUE THAT CONTAINS ITS ANSWER (?) Setter comes to love active passion (4) L(i->O)VE AuLeaf 2
4159 NORMALCY (8) Scandinavian nation makes Washington clam up; it's business as usual (8) NOR(wa->MALC<)Y AuLeaf 2
4167 INCANDESCENT (12) Passionate lineage of Amerindian civilization (12) INCAN DESCENT AuLeaf 2
4299 IRON (4) Reportedly, setter merits press (4) "I earn" AuLeaf 2
4399 GEORGE ORWELL (6,6) Twice, director Nicolas sent back fine Eric Blair wrote under this false name (6,6) (GEOR< + GEOR<)+WELL AuLeaf 2
4400 GEORGE ORWELL (6,6) Twisted lower leg while taking Molly to meet co-creator of Animal Farm (6,6) twisted lower leg: GEORWELL
while taking: includicator
Molly [ecstacy]: E
to meet: concatenator
co [short for company]: ORG.
creator of Animal Farm: G(E+ORG)EORWELL*
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4692 SCREED (6) Is a curse read regularly for tirade? (6) _S_C_R_E_E_D AuLeaf 2
4828 WATERLOO (8) Lao wrote peculiar hit song for ABBA (8) WATERLOO* AuLeaf 2
5249 BAOBAB (6) Infant nearly swallows backwards snake in upside-down tree (6) B(AOB<)AB[-y] AuLeaf 2
5268 JE T'AIME (2, 1'4) Black robot setter's declaration of amour (2, 1'4) JET+A.I.+ME AuLeaf 2
5271 EXTRACT (7) Convoluted tax credit eliminating $501 for free (7) free (from): def. for EXTRACT[-di]* AuLeaf 2
5330 SPLANCHNIC (10) Intestinal pains; clench awkwardly without hope, ultimately (10) SPLANCHNIC(-_e)* AuLeaf 2
5507 ABRACADABRA (11) Oddly, Auburn Uni skinned lab rat with magical incantation (11) A_B_R_+ACAD+(-l)AB RA(-t) AuLeaf 2
5574 CELLAR DOOR (6, 4) Recall horrid sort of odor in basement entrance (6,4) CELLAR*+DOOR* oh no what's in the basement D: AuLeaf 2
5649 AAA (3) Call them, for your car needs a little battery (3) ddef:
Call them for your car needs: American Automobile Association
a little battery: AAA
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5657 CRYPTID (7) One leaves awfully dirty pic for a large-footed guy who's into the wood, say (7) CRYPTID(-i)*; Bigfoot has large feet and lives in the wood AuLeaf 2
6105 ANY CLUE WHOSE SURFACE IS A PALINDROME (?) Lean, big marten, *non*? Even on NE tram, Gib? N/A, el (6) even letters fromo netramgibnael: _E_R_M_I_N_E_
def: lean, big marten, non? (an ermine/stoat is leaner and larger than most species of marten. "non" is French for "no" here)
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6108 ANY CLUE WHOSE SURFACE IS A PALINDROME (?) "Taps", sides reversed, is "spat" (4) wp: reverse another word for "taps" ("raps")
SPAR< (as in a quarrel)
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6445 LIL NAS X (3, 3, 1) INXS all confused by "Old Town Road" rapper (3,3,1) anag. INXSALL AuLeaf 2
6486 ANY CLUE THAT INCLUDES AN ENTIRELY TRUE EDUCATIONAL FACT (?) Fungi are closest to animals, primarily, not flora, ultimately! (4) FACTA (inits) - _A = FACT AuLeaf 2
6563 KVELL (5) Rejoice in Dracula's defeat? (5) quell (/kwel/) but replace /w/ with /v/ AuLeaf 2
6715 UP TOP (2, 3) The "responsibility" of power is in the head (2,3) the responsibility of: UP TO
power: P
in the head: UP TOP (Brit. slang apparently)
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6716 UP TOP (2, 3) Two flavors on the highest shelf, perhaps (2,3) UP + TOP (quark flavors)
for example in a refrigerator or pantry, you might say "The ketchup's up top." (US regionalism)
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6906 BLACKJACK OR JACK BLACK (9 OR 4,5) Club ace and face card, maybe (9) BLACKJACK ddef AuLeaf 2
7023 K-I-S-S-I-N-G (1-1-1-1-1-1-1) Kids' song when child ultimately goes out with "love"--which turns out to be friendship, most frequently (1-1-1-1-1-1-1) KI(-_d)S S(o->I)NG; friendship most frequently is the most frequent letter in "friendship" (which is "i") AuLeaf 2
364 REFRAIN (7) Strangely empty Ren Faire's chant (7) [*R(e)N,FAIRE]->[REFRAIN]*; ref Rennaissance Faire AuLeaf 1
366 CRYPTIC (7) Pity beginning crossword competitor's repeated failure... Like this clue! Anag. of PITY,C,C,R; def.: Like this clue; surface implores voters to take pity on the poor solver whose clues never win and spare a few votes this way... What a panhandler! AuLeaf 1
406 GOLD LEAF (4, 4) Clumsy page fold left when there's no back flap, a colorful sort of page marker? Anag. of *PAGEFOLDL missing (fla)P: {(-p)GOLDLEAF}*
a colorful sort of page marker?: cd for gold leaf (gold leaf is often added to the edges of book pages)
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440 KAIST (5) Foremost academic scholars regularly going in British-style uniform for university at Daejeon (5) A_ and S_ inserted at regular intervals into KIT (Brit. term for uniform): K(A)I(S)T AuLeaf 1
445 SHAYMIN (7) Grass-type mythical initially seen in Sinnoh, avoiding drama on its home ground (7) &lit; Shaymin comes from Sinnoh's "Flower Paradise" and is shy and reserved (ie, avoids drama) in its original, land form (on its home ground)
Grass type: HAY
mythical initially: M_
seen in SINNOH: SHA(YM)INNOH
avoiding: deletion indicator
drama on its home ground: NOH (Japanese masked play)
S[HAYM]IN(-noh)
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481 LEFT OUT (4, 3) As Rudolph felt? (4,3) as Rudolph [was]: def (left out of reindeer games according to the song)
FELT*: reverse anagram for LEFT OUT
? for reverse anagram
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497 OR (2) This neighbor's ID shows place in hospital (2) This neighbors ID: OR, state abbv. for Oregon (neighbors Idaho)
shows: link
place in hospital: OR, acronym for Operating Room
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572 MASQUERADE (10) Square dancing's done around incognito ball (10) Square dancing: *ASQUER
's done around: has MADE around
incognito ball: M(ASQUER)ADE
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590 ANTARCTICA (10) A timeless sort of tantric act in land to the south (10) land to the south: A+NTARCTICA(-t) AuLeaf 1
609 PUYO (4) / PUYO PUYO (4, 4) Softly, solver cracked tile-matching game in half (4) Softly: P
solver cracked: *YOU
tile-matching game in half: P+UYO*
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657 LUNAR NEW YEAR (5, 3, 4) Upcoming celebration, i.e., annual revelry, cavorting, taking up with no evil (5,3,4) Upcoming celebration: LUNARNE(W)YEAR(-evil)* AuLeaf 1
660 INDONESIA (9) Country Poles have made into second-highest grade (9) Poles have made: N(DONE)S
into second: I(NDONES)I
highest grade: INDONESI+A
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686 SEVEN (5) Odd digit's not odd? (5) 'S+EVEN AuLeaf 1
712 CENTRIPETAL (11) Force required to make object spin around hot air is just over four ninths of a kiloNewton (11) Force required to make object spin: CEN(TRIPE)TAL
around X is Y: container/contetns indicator
hot air: TRIPE
just over 4/9 kN: 100 lb: CENTAL
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720 CENTRIFUGAL (11) Out of college, argue fictional sort of policeman ultimately hides within arguably fictional sort of force (11) out of college: ARGUE+FICT(-iona)L [ref Iona college]
sort of: *ARGUEFICTL
policemaN ultimately hides within: CE(N)TRIFUGAL*
arguably fictional sort of force: CENTRIFUGAL [centrifugal force only exists in a rotating reference frame, and doesn't exist relative to an inertial frame of reference]
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733 LARCENY (7) Unique characters of Carl & Lenny organized theft (7) L(-l)ARCEN(-n)Y* ref Lenny and Carl from The Simpsons AuLeaf 1
734 UCAOIMHU (8) Mustachioed holy man leaving with editor and high-class setter for NPL (8) anag. of MU(-st)ACHIO(-ed) + U (upper class): UCAOIMH*+U AuLeaf 1
748 SCHADENFREUDE See a French dud distraught, producing a morbid and callous sort of satisfaction (13) SCHADENFREUDE* AuLeaf 1
755 TWO-MAN (3-3) Tom and Jerry's country shortly abandoned, taking work in tandem, say (3-3) Tom and: fodder
Jerry's country shortly: D (abbv for Germany, ref WWII slang "Jerry" for German)
taking work in: surrounding W
tandem [bicycle], say: T(W)OM+AN(-d)
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792 CONTAINER (9) Tin can or case, ultimately, sort of this! (9) anag. of TIN+CAN+OR+_E, semi-&lit (either a tin can or a case is an example of container) AuLeaf 1
835 SOMETHING WITH DEFINITION 'WORD' Magic word from the French to office department word (6) P(le->HR)ASE AuLeaf 1
849 ISOTROPIC (9) Sort of shell-less spicy tortoise is unaffected by directional selection? (9) anag. of (-s)PIC(-y) (-t)ORTOIS(-e) AuLeaf 1
856 CONTINUUM (9) Gradient differential of function minus f over mu (9) (-f)CONTINU*+UM< AuLeaf 1
862 REARRANGEMENT (13) Juggling initial timeslots with aim to have no one put on the back-burner? (13) juggling: def
initial timeslots: T
with aim: next to MEAN
to have no one: ME(-a)N+T
put on: going after
the back: REAR
burner?: RANGE
AuLeaf 1
906 ANIME (5) Ash captured Minun leaving international coalition back in Pokémon: Advanced Generation, perhaps (5) AE containing reversal of MIN(-un) AuLeaf 1
907 ANIME (5) Perhaps Inuyasha and myself take out foremost demon, for one (5) AN(d->I) ME AuLeaf 1
932 PEWTER (6) Computer is said to come with this metal (6) reverse WP: COMPUTER="come pewter" AuLeaf 1
939 SMALL (5) Short journey to exit shopping center (5) S(-trip) MALL AuLeaf 1
944 FALSE FRIEND (5, 6) Fremder, perhaps?! (5,6) "Fremder" sounds like "friend" but is German for "stranger." Cryptically, a "friend" who turns out to be a stranger (? for indirectness), &lit. AuLeaf 1
946 A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1, 9, 5, 6) Great play by Williams sister, somehow, with an ace going to the front and the rest in rear; damned difficult to penetrate (1,9,5,6) A+STSIRE* penetrated by RE(ETC)AR+NAMEDD* AuLeaf 1
947 FALSE FRIEND (5, 6) Who might turn on one Spaniard's pan, perhaps? (5,6) who might turn on one: backstabber as cd for "friend" (q-mark for crypticness)
"pan" meaning "bread" as def by ex
AuLeaf 1
948 AD-LIB (2-3) Bauer, leaving Build-a-Bear Workshop, to say: "Here's lookin' at you, kid" (2-3) wp: ADLIB(-bauer)*
link word: to
def: say, "Here's lookin' at you, kid" (ad-lib from Casablanca)
AuLeaf 1
951 HYENAS (6) Scavengers make a mess of hen, say (6) anag. of HENSAY AuLeaf 1
963 PLENARY (7) Returned call about bombed general (7) PLE(NAR)Y< ["bombed" can mean "moved quickly" and is a synonym for "ran" according to Merriam-Webster] AuLeaf 1
976 CERULEAN (8) Ocean color's sort of unclear, essentially green (8) anag. of UNCLEAR+_E_ AuLeaf 1
977 PERHAPS (7) Criminal suspects capture one next to Henry, say (7) PER(H+A)PS AuLeaf 1
985 CERULEAN (8) Energy in nuclear form makes sky blue? (8) CERUL(E)AN* AuLeaf 1
1008 ANY CLUE INCORPORATING A SONG TITLE (?) Rocked me, "Amadeus," out of US, heading back for Japanese soybean cuisine (7) rev. EM*+AMADE(-us) for EDAMAME<
[song: "Amadeus", opening theme from Steins;Gate 0 (with reference to Falco's "Rock Me Amadeus")]
AuLeaf 1
1049 REBUS (5) Symbolic puzzle about vehicle (5) RE+BUS AuLeaf 1
1050 REBUS (5) Figure puzzle by putting second vehicle in reverse (5) (REBU+S)< AuLeaf 1
1055 REBUS (5) Figure puzzle's answer out from crack abuser (5) Figure puzzle: REBUS(-a)*
answer out from crack abuser: A out of *ABUSER
AuLeaf 1
1056 REBUS (5) Confederates conquered Union, as seen in the pictures (5) REB(U)S AuLeaf 1
1086 ANY CLUE WHOSE ANSWER IS A PUZZLE GENRE (?) Parts of arguments which may be found in your newspaper (10) CROSS WORDS/CROSSWORDS (ddef) AuLeaf 1
1109 SWARF (5) Returning some of raw salmon and chips (5) rev. _F RAW S_ AuLeaf 1
1130 A CRYPTIC THAT'S A RHYMING COUPLET (?) Force by energy; in retrospect, these lines//Have no use for meter, nor for rhymes (4,5) F+RE(E)VERSE AuLeaf 1
1133 A CRYPTIC THAT'S A RHYMING COUPLET (?) For an example of such expressive verse//Have a taste of Edgar Allan first (6) POE+TRY AuLeaf 1
1144 MOBILE PHONE (6,5) Within walls of prison, train model inmate ultimately to place art sculpture in anterior cell (6,5) within: cont/conticator
walls of prison: P_N
train model: H0 (scale for railway models)
inmate ultimately: P(HO)N+_E
to place art sculpture in anterior: preceded by MOBILE

cell: MOBILE+P_(HO)NE
AuLeaf 1
1165 A CRYPTIC THAT'S A RHYMING COUPLET (?) Santa's reindeer, initially lacking consent//Reach the pinnacle of a dramatic ascent (4,2,1,4) COMET+(-g)OAHEAD AuLeaf 1
1184 MEAN (4) State an average (4) ME+AN AuLeaf 1
1185 NOSFERATU (9) Strange fortune's about a German vampire (9) NOSFER(A)TU* AuLeaf 1
1192 MEAN (4) Average by taking from middle — median (4) Average: MEAN
by: link
taking from middle: taking letters out of the middle of ME(-di)AN
AuLeaf 1
1198 PLATEAU (7) Poles are taken from odd pillar to Nosferatu's tray for Jacques (7) odd pillar to Nosferatu: P(-i)L(-l)A(-r)T(-o)N(-o)S(-f)E(-r)A(-t)U
poles are taken away from: PLAT(-ns)EAU
tray for Jacques: def for the French word "plateau" from which the geographic term is derived
AuLeaf 1
1206 CITY (4) Like Madison's club ticket, halved and returned (4) [(-tek)CIT+Y]< AuLeaf 1
1210 MISTAKE (7) Miscalculate setter's returns on bet (7) M'I<+STAKE AuLeaf 1
1217 CURRENT (7) Mod's charge - going rate? (7) d&cd (ddef with def [mod] & cryptic def [charge-going rate]) AuLeaf 1
1219 CITY (4) Urban center outside of key eastern quarter of municipality (4) C(-enter)+(-mun)(-ici)(-pal)ITY AuLeaf 1
1261 SWARM (5) Cloud of insects floated around Reggie's head (5) SWA(R_)M AuLeaf 1
1305 OTHELLO (7) "No good! Go to hell," enters Shakespearean general (7) (-g)O T(HELL)O AuLeaf 1
1311 REVERSI (7) Othello's reverend, endlessly overthrown (7) rev. IS REVER(-end) AuLeaf 1
1328 MNEMONIC DEVICE (8,6) Devilish, headless, tailless devil coming after holy man, coming after man leaving a memory palace, perhaps (8,6) M(-a)N + [(-d)EMONIC + DEVI(-l) + CE] AuLeaf 1
1359 ON THE HOUSE (2,3,5) Free-of-charge iced prostitute to employ to get rocks off (2,3,5) ON THE (-rocks) + HO + USE AuLeaf 1
1399 TOWER (5) Loom as gift for weaver having lost way (5) TO ["as gift for"] + WE(-ave.)R AuLeaf 1
1412 SHOWCASE (8) Televise trial's highlight (8) SHOW+CASE AuLeaf 1
1452 PARADOX (7) Perhaps Grandfather or Father's short-term medication contains spot and circle (7) PA+R(AD+O)X AuLeaf 1
1453 PARADOX (7) Casual speaker's two Ph.D.s in the danger of time travel (7) "pair o' docs" AuLeaf 1
1466 ANGLE (5) Director's lost energy to go fishing (5) ANG LE(-e) AuLeaf 1
1468 ANGLE (5) Twist ankle, thou being thou (5) AN[k->G]LE AuLeaf 1
1500 RECEIPT (7) Dessert shoved back in box without direct proof of purchase (7) REC[EIP<]T(-angle) AuLeaf 1
1508 PICASSO (7) Photo, primarily of what's in your pants, included cubist signature (7) PIC+O_, ASS included AuLeaf 1
1530 GO ABROAD (8) Group having the commonest and rarest types put in notice for direction to travel (2,6) group, including the commonest and rarest types: G(O & AB)ROUP
putting in notice for direction: UP->AD
to travel: G(O,AB)RO[up->AD]
AuLeaf 1
1557 DISTRICT ATTORNEY (8, 8) Dirt is thrown on court during no-class bout by challenger in court (8,8) DISTRI*+CT+AT+TO(-u)RNEY [remove U as in Upper Class (Brit.)] AuLeaf 1
1575 DEFENSE ATTORNEY (7,8) Say Phoenix Wright, in rout, dashes to urn Fey first dropped (7,8) DEF(ENS)EAT+TO+(-u)RN+(-f)EY
surface ref. Sacred Urn
AuLeaf 1
1576 ETCH (4) Chet destroyed print (4) ETCH* AuLeaf 1
1577 MOONLIGHT (9) Method by which hint of luminescence penetrates globe after sundown! (9) M.O.+[O+N(L_)IGHT] AuLeaf 1
1583 HORSE (5) Hoser, eccentric dope (5) HORSE* AuLeaf 1
1669 KINDLE (6) Returning E. L. Doctorow novel I kept initially on e-reader (6) [(.stini) KINDLE]< AuLeaf 1
1699 XIMENES (7) The eleventh pharaoh, unifier of Upper and Lower Egypt, and famous cruciverbalist (7) XI+MENES AuLeaf 1
1700 XIMENES (7) Fuck around with ground mine setter (7) X(IMEN*)ES< AuLeaf 1
1717 BOXERS (6) Some dogs, upset, cry about combat dog who died in 2012 (6) BO(XER)S<
https://www.google.com/amp/s/newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/12/27/beloved-bomb-sniffing-dog-who-retired-to-live-with-marine-handler-dies/amp/
AuLeaf 1
1761 ANAGRIND (8) One daring to cook fudge, perhaps (8) fudge, perhaps: AN+AGRIND* AuLeaf 1
1772 SIGNATURE (9) One little fly caught by steady hand (9) S(I+GNAT)URE AuLeaf 1
1780 SIGNATURE (9) Solver and setter, say, each captivated by Doctor Strange [trademark] (9) S(I)GNAT(U)RE* (in the adjective sense of "signature"; [trademark] reads as TM in surface) AuLeaf 1
1806 RAINSTORM (9) Initially rushing liquid rams into deluge (9) R_+AINSTORM* AuLeaf 1
1809 ANY CLUE USING A WORDPLAY DEVICE FROM PEACHES (?) Boo hollow tubules backing up ship (8) hollow tubules backing up: SEL(-u)BUT<
Boo SELBUT: S[e->AI]LB[u->OA]T
AuLeaf 1
1846 AMBIGRAM (8) Say "WOW MOM" when mother returned to consume soft drink before little Edward (8) AM(BIG R[-ed])AM< AuLeaf 1
1882 NAMETAG (7) Eccentric magnate's personal branding? (7) NAMETAG* AuLeaf 1
1895 GATEMAN (7) Name tag returned to ostiary (7) GATEMAN< AuLeaf 1
1925 MIND (4) Mental states (4) MI+ND AuLeaf 1
1947 THE END (3, 3) "And they lived happily ever after," you state, holding Cass and Eddy (3,3) THEE+ND (Cass and Eddy are counties in North Dakota) AuLeaf 1
1980 A CLUE THAT USES THE SAME NON-STOP WORD >=3X (?) Lions initially love to go away, love to return, love to adapt (6) EVOL<+(-l_)(-o)VE AuLeaf 1
1981 A CLUE THAT USES THE SAME NON-STOP WORD >=3X (?) No returning, time and time again, for quality time, say (3-2-3) ON<+EON+EON AuLeaf 1
2077 MINI GOLF (8) Hot momma takes half of nights off for youthful swingers' game (4,4) MI(NIG[-hts]+O)LF AuLeaf 1
2080 MINI GOLF (8) Game where players take underhand swings at the ball with flamingo, strangely, after one-for-one exchange (8) MIN(a->I)GOLF* AuLeaf 1
2111 ANY CLUE INVOLVING A BINGO CALL (?) Get up and run, absconding with large Zimmer frame (6) WA(L)KE+R [Zimmer frame is a generic trademark] AuLeaf 1
2135 ANY CLUE STARTING WITH CALL IN (?) Call in WET CLAM (7) S(CALL)OP AuLeaf 1
2140 ANY CLUE INVOLVING A BINGO CALL (?) Cup of tea in Sabre Wulf (4) _BRE W_
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabre_Wulf
AuLeaf 1
2208 OPUS (4) Breathed penguin, "That smells so weird," going outside (4) OS* around P.U.
def: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opus_(comic_strip) protagonist
AuLeaf 1
2246 BONDAGE (7) Tying up's done, with bag in knots (7) anag. of DONE+BAG AuLeaf 1
2275 OUAGADOUGOU (11) Capital of Burkina Faso made out of pieces of Gouda (11) letter bank AuLeaf 1
2334 RESONATE (8) Mesh nets are difficult to get round (8) RES(O)NATE* AuLeaf 1
2499 AMAZING (7) Perhaps unexpectedly shattering glass ceiling, after online shipping service suffered bit-flip attack (7) AMAZ(o->I)N+G_
def: perhaps unexpectedly shattering (amazement, in the sense of awe, could be positive or negative)
AuLeaf 1
2749 ASBESTOS (8) All receiving O in place of A get carcinogen (8) AS BEST (a->O)S [eg, "as best as I can"="all I can"] AuLeaf 1
2752 MICROSOFT (9) WoW character returned in endless fog outside of Windows corporation (9) MI(CRO<)S(OF)T AuLeaf 1
2762 SPINEL (6) Stone or North, in speech (6) SPI(N)EL
surface: two Olivers for the price of one
AuLeaf 1
2775 LIGHT (5) Start following abandoned set of steps (5) (-f)LIGHT AuLeaf 1
2778 LIGHT (5) Approaching white-lying white-out of regular characters (5) L(-y)I(-n)G(-w)H(-i)T(-e)
def: approaching white
AuLeaf 1
2872 CARDINAL (8) Setter had to return to penetrate sexy bishop? (8) CAR(D'I<)NAL AuLeaf 1
2875 ELISION (7) Game I lose in a bit of Printer's Devilry (7) Game: anagrind (ie, manipulate)
fodder: I LOSE IN
a bit of Printer's Devilry: ELISION*
AuLeaf 1
2888 CARDINAL (8) Primary shade of primary color (8) ddef AuLeaf 1
2907 WOLFRAM (7) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart almost split in half when band turns to recording, essentially, heavy metal (7) WOLF(gang->_R_)AM[-adeusmozart] AuLeaf 1
2935 FOGGY (5) Full o' damp, therefore lacking visibility! (5) F+O+(-so)GGY ["so" lacks visibility, ie is invisible]
in definition reading, "damp" is used as a noun meaning "humidity" (as per various online dictionaries incl. Merriam-Webster)
AuLeaf 1
2937 QUINCUNX (8) Perhaps die five times next to Asian fruit whose seedy core turns into French one (8) QUINC(_e_->UN)+X [def: Perhaps die 5 (ie, a 5 on a die)] AuLeaf 1
2963 ANY CLUE THAT RESOLVES TO THE EMPTY STRING (0) Null and void (0) ddef AuLeaf 1
2996 RELAYER (7) One who communicates about film (7) RE+LAYER AuLeaf 1
3007 ANY CLUE NUMBER ACROSS/DOWN (? 6/4) 3D: Tossed about revolutionary actress Sandra for this clue (5,4) THR(EED<)OWN AuLeaf 1
3018 ANY CLUE NUMBER ACROSS/DOWN (? 6/4) Nonogram containing a transcendental clue? (2,6) PI(A)CROSS AuLeaf 1
3070 SEDNA (5) Neptunian leader with domain in ocean! (5) SE(D+N_)A AuLeaf 1
3073 ANY CLUE WHERE EVERY WORD IS THE SAME LENGTH (?) Lead male role from "All's Well That Ends Well" left Bert, ewe's mate, with horn pair (3) (-bert)RAM [ewe's mate, with horn pair] AuLeaf 1
3090 CLUE WHERE 1ST WORD STARTS WITH A, 2ND B, ETC (?) Abigail Breslin's cinematic debut, Evenly Fix Gin, held in Jew-killing, leading military Nazi organization (5) S(_I_G_N)S by M. Night Shyamalan AuLeaf 1
3096 CLUE WHERE 1ST WORD STARTS WITH A, 2ND B, ETC (?) A big celebrity divulges era, finally, Graham had inverted (8) (M_+EGA+STAR)< AuLeaf 1
3137 CLUE SIGNIFICANTLY SHORTER THAN THE ANSWER (?) subs^"ac" (10) subs: CARETAKERS
^: CARET
"ac": "acres": AKERS
AuLeaf 1
3139 GIMMICK (7) Stunt double, spy leader in "GI Jagger" (7) GI (m->MM)ICK AuLeaf 1
3160 NEPTUNE (7) Put crazy, Hawaiian goose outside the eighth planet (7) NE(PTU*)NE AuLeaf 1
3210 CLUE CONTAINING A CHARACTER OR ITEM FROM CLUE (?) Scarlet takes Carl out for threesome or foursome, say (3) S(-carl)ET AuLeaf 1
3212 CLUE CONTAINING A CHARACTER OR ITEM FROM CLUE (?) In the past, Sami's lead pipe had every other character eliminated (4) L(-e)A(-d)P(-i)P(-e): "Lapp" is an outdated term for the Sami people AuLeaf 1
3227 CLUE CONTAINING A PIECE OR TERM FROM CHESS (?) Tangled rope takes king in card game (5) PO(K)ER* AuLeaf 1
3297 CLUE CONTAINING "CLUE CONTAINING" (?) Victim of Clue containing neon changed gear from drive to reverse without a trace of water (4-3) BO(NE)D[d->R]Y AuLeaf 1
3352 SYNONYM (7) Thesaurus entry, say, unborn pygmy evens out (7) S_Y_N_O_N_Y_M_ AuLeaf 1
3378 PALINDROME (10) Former Biden debater runs into stadium for the Roadrunnders, say, in... perhaps San Antonio? Klaus' usual koi... not Nana's (10) PALIN+D(R)OME
SANANTONIOKLAUSUSUALKOINOTNANAS is a palindrome
AuLeaf 1
3430 DANCER (6) Perhaps a ballerina craned all around (6) DANCER* AuLeaf 1
3442 ANY CLUE WITH PRINTER'S DEVILRY AS WORDPLAY (?) After looking for variation in coloration of Jovian moon mustelids, we have found only one, thin, Garret! A remarkable puzzler... (10) ...one thing: a rEDDER IO FERret!
def: a remarkable puzzler
AuLeaf 1
3460 ANY CLUE WITH PRINTER'S DEVILRY AS WORDPLAY (?) Red ice in wonderland, perhaps the mad queen (8) def: red
CARD IN ALice in Wonderland; ref Queen of Hearts
AuLeaf 1
3477 PROMISE (7) Writing about setter's going back on vow (7) PRO(MI<)SE AuLeaf 1
3561 MORSE CODE (5, 4) Breaking out of AP escape room, student essentially enters cipher in telegraphic transmission (5,4) _D_ in *[ESC(-ap)EROOM] -> MORSECO(D)E* (cipher in telegraphic transmission) AuLeaf 1
3620 PERFORM (7) Present wrapped in paper for Meghan (7) _PER FOR M_
(it's Meghan McCain's birthday today)
AuLeaf 1
4126 ANY CLUE THAT CONTAINS ITS ANSWER (?) Strangely, Grant yells to remove Lee's head in a peculiar fashion (9) STRANGELY(-l_)* AuLeaf 1
4164 SHATTER (7) Stripping naked, get trashy, frisky, and savage (7) stripping naked get trashy: (-g)ETTRASH(-y)
frisky: anagrind
savage (v.): SHATTER(-gy)*
AuLeaf 1
4168 INCANDESCENT (12) Motivate taking sweets out of one sort of bulb (12) IN[CAND(-i)ES]CENT AuLeaf 1
4206 RAINBOW DASH (7, 4) Colorful pony has a brown ID, strangely (7,4) anag. of HASABROWNID AuLeaf 1
4395 CELERY (6) Green energy train turned east of conductor's lead railway (6) C_+(E+(LE<))+RY AuLeaf 1
4396 NICOLAS CAGE (7, 4) Actor whose surname is a barred room with animals, sort of a scenic gaol (7,4) anag. of ASCENICGAOL [gaol is the old spelling of "jail"] AuLeaf 1
4421 ATLANTIS (8) In last resort, against a sunken naval power (8) ATL[ANTI]S* AuLeaf 1
4496 DRAGON (6) Winged reptilian species seem to last forever (6) DRAG ON AuLeaf 1
4558 SAMPLE (6) Taste essential bit of jetsam, please? (6) _SAM PLE_ AuLeaf 1
4586 PRISTINE (8) Pure metal found in wrench (8) PRIS(TIN)E AuLeaf 1
4600 TABOO (5) Forbidden way to swallow Obama's dog (5) TA(BO)O AuLeaf 1
4605 NEW/OLD (3) Not even with primary letters for 500-year-running practice, say? Au contraire! (3) O(d->L)D; def: year-running practice, say? Au contraire!
N_+E_+W_; def: 500-year-running practice, say? Au contraire!
AuLeaf 1
4668 CHARTREUSE (10) Jean-Paul's leader turns to church work with a greenish hue (10) (s->CH)ARTRE [Jean-Paul] + USE [work with] AuLeaf 1
4675 AUTUMN (6) Lowest phonemically beheaded season (6) AUTUMN ("(-b)OTTOM)
very lazy much tired wow clue so bad
AuLeaf 1
4696 BUNKUM (6) Slimy Pokemon with small bump returns blather (6) (BUN+KUM)< AuLeaf 1
4709 OMEGA (5) Letter from Ancient Greek found buried in sewage, mostly upended (5) _OM EGA_< AuLeaf 1
4876 PUMPKIN (7) Coach for Cinderella's shoe identifier? (7) PUMP-KIN (cryptic ddef: an otherkin who identifies as a pump shoe) AuLeaf 1
5246 ANY CLUE WHOSE SURFACE CONTAINS A CROSSWORD CLUE Nina: crossword's hidden message, sort of a crossword clue (6) _A CROSS_
[well it contains "a crossword clue" so]
AuLeaf 1
5586 EVENING (7) Getting level seven in game, essentially (7) _EVEN IN G_ AuLeaf 1
5589 OUT (3) To lust regularly and openly... omnisexual, perhaps? (3) (-t)O(-l)U(-s)T AuLeaf 1
5646 REALIZE (7) Discern further fibs in discussion (7) REALIZE ("re-lies") AuLeaf 1
5862 EDNASWAP (8) Paws and Ears's lead single overturned by Rusty's 90s band (8) (E_+DNA+SWAP)< [Rusty Anderson was a guitarist for Ednaswap in the 90s. Currently he plays lead guitar for Paul McCartney's band.] AuLeaf 1
6006 QUINQUAGENARIAN (15) Like my parents in quarantine: out of time, distressed about succumbing to fear without family members (15) anag. INQUARAN(-t)INE around QUA(-kin)G [quaking = succumbing to fear; kin = family members] AuLeaf 1
6119 ANY CLUE THAT DOESN'T USE THE LETTER E (?) *La Disparition* was put in writing... so my catgirl oil lamp, confusingly, caught alight first thing (17) La Disparition was put into writing so: LIPOGR(A_)MMATICALLY* AuLeaf 1
6145 QUESTION MARK OR ? (8 4 or 1) Somethin' heartlessly broken into, maybe a top? (8 4) QU(ESTIONM[-h]*)ARK; def: ? AuLeaf 1
6161 PERIAPSIS (9) Close encounter in space, maybe, when alien essentially replaces 20% of human lives (9) PER(h_->_I_)APS + IS AuLeaf 1
6208 QUOTE UNQUOTE (5, 7) Reportedly out of movies, essentially agitated, Quinto goes in line to get books (5,7) QU[O.T.]EU(NQUOT[-_i_]*)E AuLeaf 1
6327 ELLIPSIS (8) Space capsule returns, after Earth is... (8) E+(LLIP+S)<+IS AuLeaf 1
6339 CAW (3) Return with "A chicken's primary noise" for CROW (3) (C_+A+W)< AuLeaf 1
6374 DREAMT (6) Lib and Fink got entangled and had a fantastic time in bed (6) DEM and RAT regularly interspersed:

D E M
R A T
AuLeaf 1
6447 BRUSSELS SPROUTS (8, 7) Use up lobster as necessary to prepare food with high level of vitamin K (8,7) use bank of UPLOBSTER AuLeaf 1
6674 ANY CLUE WHOSE ANSWER IS A PREVIOUS CONTEST WITH 0 ENTRIES (?) PC owner who ultimately enters chat here in France with high doubleton (7_3) CHA(_O)T + ICI + A[ce] K[ing] AuLeaf 1
6754 STAR WARS (4 4) Skywalker saga entirely made from pieces of straw (4 4) STARWARS (letter bank) AuLeaf 1
6833 GRADUATE (8) Class embraces revolutionary new circle constant to earn diploma (8) GRAD(UAT<)E AuLeaf 1
6877 RETSINA (7) Non-"dry" hidden vice? One is Greek alcohol (7) (-sec)RET + SIN + A AuLeaf 1
6878 RETSINA (7) Abstainer, losing initial core muscle, gets drunk on resinated wine (7) (-ab)RETSINA* AuLeaf 1
6886 GRENADINE (9) Peculiar green drinking spot with trendy pomegranate syrup (9) GREN(AD+IN)E* AuLeaf 1
6917 NO WAY (2, 3) Even union weary of unyielding protest (2,3) _N_O_W_A_Y (even letters of unionweary) AuLeaf 1
6919 ANY CLUE THAT USES TEXT EMOTICONS SOMEHOW (?) Me, initially: owo what's this here, neko-chan??? (6) ME+O_+W_+T_+H_ (neko-chan: endearing Japanese cat [?s because it's actually a POKEMON based on a cat]) AuLeaf 1
478 FINALLY (7) At last, Sawyer eg losing direction? ref Ton Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn: FIN(-n) ALLY, ? for indirectness AuLeaf 0
485 APRIL FOOL (5, 4) Doctor of ill pair (one out for blood) giving sucker (5,4) {*OF ILL PAIR} = APRILFOIL*
one (I) out for blood ([type] O): APRILFO(-i)(+O)L
("Sucker" used as regional variant for "lollipop" in surface; presumably the doctor is a pediatrician)
AuLeaf 0
713 CENTRIPETAL (11) Rotary phone almost included in art wild animal like dog's swallowed (11) phone almost: CEL(-l)
X included Y: container/contents
in art wild: *INART
animal like dog: PET
[i]s swallowed: container/contents
CE(NTRI(PET)A*)L(-l)
AuLeaf 0
843 SOMETHING WITH DEFINITION 'WORD' Whir word (4) BUZZ ddef (sound; rumor) AuLeaf 0
879 SENSELESSNESSES (15) Inanities left without directions? On the contrary (15) S,E,N,S,E,(L)E,S,S,N,E,S,S,E,S AuLeaf 0
887 SENSELESSNESSES (15) Everyone but West doubles player Monica's family without game consoles in blackouts (15) S,E,N+SELES(SNES'S)ES AuLeaf 0
908 ANY ONE STARTER POKEMON (5/6/7/8/9/10) Spell storyteller casts: one-third off fire starter? (10) CHARM+ANDER(-sen) AuLeaf 0
945 A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1, 9, 5, 6) Title vehicle from play one ran across a nurse, and more before long (1,9,5,6) A+STRE(ETC+A+RN)AMED+DESIRE AuLeaf 0
1068 RANDOM THINGS (6, 6) Miscellany of rings, clothes, and, initially, one odd match (6,6) R(AND+O_+M(-a)T(-c)H)INGS AuLeaf 0
1090 CELADON (7) Essentially, icy... well, jade... tone! (7) (-i)C(-y) (-w)EL(-l) (-j)AD(-e) (-t)ON(-e) AuLeaf 0
1131 A CRYPTIC THAT'S A RHYMING COUPLET (?) Disgusting poem's gouged out a couple eyeballs//from a certain gin or bourbon highball (4,7) LIME RICK(-ey_) AuLeaf 0
1145 A CRYPTIC THAT'S A RHYMING COUPLET (?) Say poetic Frost's delusion//Firstly entered prostitution (6) WHORED ("hoar+d_")
three-syllable slant rhyme
AuLeaf 0
1166 A CRYPTIC THAT'S A RHYMING COUPLET (?) Scar ain't about to stop early, with the end near//Not without taking out Santa's reindeer (7) Scar ain't about: fodder

to stop early, with the end near: SCARAINTABOU(-t)

Not without taking out Santa: double-negative deletion indicator
[i]s: link word
reindeer:(-s)CAR(-a)I(-nta)BOU_
AuLeaf 0
1177 INDIGO (6) Rainbow-colored man-eating monster doing away with setter's company up front (6) WENDIGO with WE turned to I AuLeaf 0
1182 DEAD HORSE (4, 5) Narcs initially doing heroin beat—this, in America, may be to fight a lost cause (4,5) Narcs: DEA
initially doing: D_
heroin: HORSE
AuLeaf 0
1197 INDIGO (6) Isaac Newton's delimitations originally returned regular ROYGBIV rainbow color (6) I_+N_+D_+[(-v)I(-b)G(-y)O(-r)<] AuLeaf 0
1205 SAFFRON (7) Spice from first starter leaving slight aftertastes, essentially (7) S_+AFFRON(-_t_) AuLeaf 0
1231 MISTAKE (7) Miles E, with returning Miss Faraday, nearly tries case taken in error (7) Miles E: MI+E
Miss Faraday nearly: KA(-y)
tries case: T_S
with returning KATS taken in: MI(STAK<)E
error: def
AuLeaf 0
1262 BENEFACTOR (10) Alternative to ham actor getting final part in "Death of a Salesman", one in supporting role (10) BE(_N)EF+ACTOR AuLeaf 0
1314 REVERSI (7) Green, perhaps, is flipped without end in color-flipping game (7) [REVER(-end)+SI<] AuLeaf 0
1332 MNEMONIC DEVICE (8,6) Setter leaves "Miami Vice", going from one state to another on its western border, describing in code constructed memory technique (8,6) M(ia=>NE)M(-i) [ONICDE*] VICE AuLeaf 0
1358 ISLAND (6) Setter will additionally call for kitchen centerpiece (6) "I'll and" (def refers to "kitchen island" as in an isolated section of countertop that doesn't touch the wall) AuLeaf 0
1362 ISLAND (6) Perhaps Manhattan Project didn't end in immense devastation, initially (6) SLAN(-t) in I_ D_ AuLeaf 0
1450 SKEPTICISM (10) Source's error kept in one's first memoir, *Lack of Faith* (10) lack of faith: [S(KEPT)IC]+I+S+M_ AuLeaf 0
1498 BLUR (4) Dim blue state ultimately going to Republican (4) BLU(_e->R) AuLeaf 0
1499 HAZE (4) Said former US President, "Bully" (4) (ref. TR) homophone for Hayes AuLeaf 0
1509 PICASSO (7) Cubist artist's a bozo in salsa (7) PIC(ASS)O AuLeaf 0
1568 HEDGEHOG (8) Ring in seven German notes for Amy Rose, perhaps (8) H,E,D,G,E,H,G around O [Germany uses H instead of B] AuLeaf 0
1587 ANY CLUE ENDING IN A BEAN (7, 7) Set whose smallest member is one that's left crazy Muriel's runt a bean (7,7) *MUR(-ie)LSRUNTABEAN: [NATURAL NUMBERS]* AuLeaf 0
1639 WAIT (4) Stay amorous, initially, with someone like Tyrion Lannister around (4) W(A_)IT [ref. Game of Thrones] AuLeaf 0
1649 GRINDER (7) End of stud earring one lost, strangely, in meat processor (7) anag. of _D+E(-a)RRING: GRINDER* AuLeaf 0
1651 GRINDER (7) Operator of organ meat processor (7) GRINDER (ddef) AuLeaf 0
1696 AARDVARK (8) How to turn into a street, out for vengeance, initially in the name of Iron Man's father, Arthur Read, perhaps (8) (How->A)ARD (st->V_)ARK AuLeaf 0
1737 PIQUANT (7) Sharp gasp about upward-heading IQ, initially (7) P(IQ+U_)ANT AuLeaf 0
1781 AMPUTATE (8) Team up against heartless lunatic, and possibly disarm? (8) anag. of TEAM UP A_T AuLeaf 0
1808 CAKE (4) King taken by ace in rout, easy as pie? (4) CA(K)E* AuLeaf 0
1813 CAKE (4) This dessert is baked Alaska, served with slice out of pie going around (4) [-pie]C(AK)E AuLeaf 0
1839 PHILOSOPHY (10) Inventor Farnsworth's work with vacuous holy doctrine (10) PHILO'S+OP+H_Y AuLeaf 0
1884 GAME SIX (4, 3) Sigma broke up with ex for Robotics;Notes DaSH, perhaps? (4,3) GAMESIX* [sixth main game of the Science Adventure series] AuLeaf 0
1893 OMELETTE (8) Egg timer turned to start scramble to obtain egg breakfast (8) O+MELE(T_+T_)E AuLeaf 0
1894 GATEMAN (7) One might give out green light to go in magenta, curiously (7) GATEMAN* AuLeaf 0
1913 PICKLE (6) Shot moose over gherkin (6) PIC+KLE< AuLeaf 0
1970 A CLUE THAT USES THE SAME NON-STOP WORD >=3X (?) Partner provided partner to partner (4) W+IF+E AuLeaf 0
2004 MAN-EATING PLANT (3-6, 5) Factory with emanating liquid produces anthropophagic life form such as Audrey II (3-6,5) MANEATING*+PLANT AuLeaf 0
2032 METRONOME (9) Dole confiscates crazy moron's timekeeper (9) MET(RONOM*)E AuLeaf 0
2034 METRONOME (9) Musical instrument in place for an opera number set in Italian city (9) Place for an opera: MET
number: NO.
Italian city: ROME
Musical instrument: MET+RO(NO)ME
AuLeaf 0
2045 XKCD (4) Loveless Moor returning with cattle in popular webcomic (4) (X[-o]+KC[-o]D)< AuLeaf 0
2053 DOUBT (5) Question mark with period ate gumbo, even (5) Mark with period: DOT
ate: inclusion indicator
gumbo, even: (-g)U(-m)B(-o)

Question: DO[UB]T
AuLeaf 0
2057 PLATITUDE (9) It's rude to ditch Hispanic man cut with half of metal saw (9) PLAT[-inum]+IT(-sr.)UDE AuLeaf 0
2081 MINI GOLF (8) Game of putting back before setter's beat poset game (8) rev. [(FLOG+I)+NIM] AuLeaf 0
2115 ANY CLUE INVOLVING A BINGO CALL (?) Lucky second level (5) S+EVEN AuLeaf 0
2139 ANY CLUE STARTING WITH CALL IN (?) Call in MOCKERY over the phone, or COMEDIAN (5,7) COLIN MOCHRIE ("Call in Mockery") AuLeaf 0
2206 CODA (4) One prof's turning tail with a handful of notes (4) [COD+A]<
def: tail (literal English translation of "coda") with a handful of [musical] notes
AuLeaf 0
2209 SALT (4) Time served following regular assault and battery; cell's solution (4) (-a)S(-s)A(-u)L(-t) + T
def: battery cell's solution (Voltaic cells have two ions dissolved in salt solutions)
AuLeaf 0
2247 SAFE WORD (4 4 OR 8) Setter had left base with some exit clause? (4,4) S(A FEW)ORD[-i'd] AuLeaf 0
2610 MEW (3) Pokémon, in Time-Warner packages (3) _MEW_ AuLeaf 0
2725 TENACIOUS (9) Clinging to nigh-consecutively odd-numbered cards, perhaps around non-odd six of clubs... but there's no clubs? (9) TENAC(-e) + _I_O_(-c)_U_S AuLeaf 0
2757 PETERSEN (8) Director Wolfgang's short set in prison (8) PE(TERSE)N AuLeaf 0
2898 I DON’T KNOW (1, 4, 4) Something's bridge part, maybe? (1,4,4) I DON'T KNOW is part of the bridge in Something by the Beatles AuLeaf 0
2903 SPOONER (7) Ill-formed prose on tongue-tied reverend (7) SPOONER* AuLeaf 0
2914 IT (2) One-time computer science (2) I+T AuLeaf 0
2916 IT (2) Award-winning story of "King's Speech" ultimately no longer popular (2) (-h)IT AuLeaf 0
2917 IT (2) Regular letters from {H, I, M} to form "objective" pronoun? (2) (-h)I(-m)T(-o) AuLeaf 0
2933 FOGGY (5) Primarily fairly damp, but essentially misty! (5) F_+(-s)OGGY AuLeaf 0
2964 CASCADE (7) Chained actions snowballing, creating a domino effect, primarily! (7) CASCADE (inits) AuLeaf 0
3003 ANY CLUE NUMBER ACROSS/DOWN (? 6/4) [1000D] Cut around last word in this clue (1,4) M(D)OWN AuLeaf 0
3004 ANY CLUE NUMBER ACROSS/DOWN (? 6/4) [1001A] Young girl takes killer whale back to this clue (2,6) MI(ACRO<)SS AuLeaf 0
3027 RENDEZVOUS (10) Changing, place order under seven oz. & dash off to meeting (10) *UNDERSEV(-en)OZ: RENDEZVOUS* AuLeaf 0
3030 CLUE CONTAINING UR LAST WINNING CLUE’S ANSWER (?) Most fortunate designer that is wrapped in carnal cardinal sin (4) LU(CK+IE)ST AuLeaf 0
3037 CLUE CONTAINING UR LAST WINNING CLUE’S ANSWER (?) One caught in cardinal sin taking essential opportunity and beginning to search for Amelia Earheart, etc. (9) AV(I)A(_T_)RICE+S_ [pl. of AVIATRIX] AuLeaf 0
3042 CLUE CONTAINING UR LAST WINNING CLUE’S ANSWER (?) Cardinal sin to take bud and yearn, without slightest penitence, for one-armed bandit (4,7) SLOT(MAC)H+(-p)INE ["bud" and "mac" are both North American placeholder names used for men whose name the speaker doesn't know] AuLeaf 0
3093 CLUE WHERE 1ST WORD STARTS WITH A, 2ND B, ETC (?) Anything but charming, damsel exchanged for gale; hence, ignoring (10) DIS(gust->MISS)ING AuLeaf 0
3098 INVOLVE (7) Feature-length movie essentially replacing guy who's not exactly, ultimately, hot (7) INVO(GU[-_y] -> L+_V_)E AuLeaf 0
3101 CLUE SIGNIFICANTLY SHORTER THAN THE ANSWER (?) Length of 0.01 inches, held constant (3,5) TEN MIL(+e)S
5280>>1/1200
AuLeaf 0
3103 CLUE SIGNIFICANTLY SHORTER THAN THE ANSWER (?) Labile‽ (6,2,6) reverse WP for LIABLE TO CHANGE, &lit AuLeaf 0
3130 CLUE WHERE 1ST WORD STARTS WITH A, 2ND B, ETC (?) Artsy Betsy Cross denotation: echo, foremostly (3) E+BY (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betsy_Eby; first name that came up on a search for "artist Betsy") AuLeaf 0
3134 CLUE SIGNIFICANTLY SHORTER THAN THE ANSWER (?) SE×SS eg (4-8) SE×=SETIMES=ANTI-SEMITES AuLeaf 0
3213 CLUE CONTAINING A CHARACTER OR ITEM FROM CLUE (?) Something hidden in star actress Miss Scarlett's estate (4) _TARA_ AuLeaf 0
3363 PALINDROME (10) Perhaps Level 51's in nearby spiral galaxy consumed by pred, challenged to escape (10) P(A(LI)NDROME[-da)red] AuLeaf 0
3379 ANY COLOR WORD WITH DEF NOT "COLOR" (?) Scarlet variety of paint from the east gets consumed by rats, perhaps (9) scarlet: VERMI(LIO<)N AuLeaf 0
3380 ANY COLOR WORD WITH DEF NOT "COLOR" (?) Plot with green; act to get liquor (10) [plot]+[green act]=CHART+REUSE AuLeaf 0
3438 ANY CLUE WITH PRINTER'S DEVILRY AS WORDPLAY (?) Beast of Poseidon giving novel autism, sand quakes, and tremors (5) ...novel autHOR SEisms and...: HORSE (def: "beast of Poseidon")
Poseidon is the god of horses and earthquakes (and, obviously, the sea)
AuLeaf 0
3440 ANY CLUE WITH PRINTER'S DEVILRY AS WORDPLAY (?) The march will be at night, so bring a tent, protesters, but mind not to set fire to the trees in this secluded grove (7) ...bring a tORCH, ARDent protestors...
"secluded" as a printer's devilry indicator I guess (although usually the whole puzzle is printer's devilry if there's any at all)
def: grove
AuLeaf 0
3470 ANY CLUE WITH PRINTER'S DEVILRY AS WORDPLAY (?) Through one's devilry, the mouthwash company managed to maintain goo, dribble working conditions (7) ...good PR IN TERribble... AuLeaf 0
3531 ORIFICE (7) Perhaps mouth of ice-encased river facing island (7) [O(R+I)F+ICE] AuLeaf 0
3589 DEVIL (5) Director Lee initially embraced left? No. One's cruel decisions heed this shoulder dweller's advice (5) Director Lee initially: D_+L_
embraced: container indicator
left: reversal indicator
No. One's: Number One has, ie I'VE

cruel decisions heed the advice of the [D_(EV'I)L_] on one's shoulder
AuLeaf 0
3590 ANGEL (5) Director Lee initially embraced left? No. One's cruel decisions heed this shoulder dweller's advice (5) Director Lee: ANG
initially embraced: E_
left: L

No one's cruel decisions heed this shoulder dweller's advice: ANG+E_+L
AuLeaf 0
3803 DUBIOUS (7) Upper classes in subpar grade school primarily captured life story in sketch? (7) Upper classes: U+U
subpar grade: D
school primarily: S_
U+U in D+S_: D(U+U)S
captured life story: D(U(BIO)U)S
in: link
sketch?: slang meaning of "sketch" (ie, sketchy) as def for dubious
AuLeaf 0
3936 ANY NON-ALPHANUMERIC GLYPH THAT ISN'T ♀ (1) Small, taut, headless (1) Answer: τ
Small tau: definition
t, headless: τ
AuLeaf 0
4181 SAFE (4) One found inside solid iron vault (4) S.(A)FE AuLeaf 0
4207 ZOOM (4) Blow up nature park with dynamitic core (4) ZOO+_M_ AuLeaf 0
4300 IRON (4) Press on board, or in wrecks (4) def: Press, on [an ironing] board
IRON*
AuLeaf 0
4331 UTADA HIKARU (5, 6) Prosecutor in the "Mormon state" even picks a group whose debut album was Precious (5,6) UTA(D.A.)H + _I_K_A_R_U_ AuLeaf 0
4361 ENDOTHERMIC (11) Taking heat for its reactionary production, eccentric choir met end (11) ENDOTHERMIC* AuLeaf 0
4362 ENDOTHERMIC (11) Affectedly minced about different sort of reaction (11) END(OTHER)MIC* AuLeaf 0
4375 AXIS (4) A pair of intersecting line segments is a line that intersects another, normally, typically (4) A: A
pair of intersecting line segments: X
is: IS
a line that intersects another, normally, typically: AXIS ("normally" means "perpendicularly" here)
AuLeaf 0
4394 CELERY (6) Selection of vegetarian satyr electoral constituents (6) _CELE RY_ AuLeaf 0
4415 ANTIDOTE (8) Cure in favor of neglect (8) pro-neglect = ANTI-DOTE
sorry (not sorry) Deusovi
AuLeaf 0
4419 HAIR (4) Hot air fell (4) H+AIR AuLeaf 0
4439 UNFORTUNATE (11) Some sun for tuna, terminally ill (11) _UN FOR TUNA TE_ AuLeaf 0
4507 SUMMER (6) Adder's lead-up to the Fall (6) SUMMER (ddef; ref. to the Serpent from the biblical book of Genesis & John Milton's Paradise Lost) AuLeaf 0
4533 ATP (3) One core source of power, with removal of Pi! (3) A+(-pi)T+P_ AuLeaf 0
4534 ATP (3) A catalyst, ultimately following PMF's initiation! (3) A+_T+P_
The proton-motive force across the inner mitochondrial membrane powers production of ATP by ATP synthase
AuLeaf 0
4559 SAMPLE (6) Test star map fleet regularly abandoned (6) S_A_M_P_L_E_ AuLeaf 0
4624 AUGUST (6) Eighth month is French dip time—good for Jack! (6) AU (j->G)US + T AuLeaf 0
4631 STRIPED (7) Going in lines to disrobe puzzler Sophie (7) STRIP+ED[deriofer] AuLeaf 0
4663 HATSUNE MIKU (7, 4) Basho art one's replaced with Hokusai subject one's replaced with first-ever Vocaloid voicebank (7,4) HA(i->TSUN[a->E_]MI)KU

much Japan, so little break, wow
AuLeaf 0
4711 SLACKS (6) Lessens what's taut primarily-schooled students retaining nothing (6) surface is "Lessons that are taught to primary-school students who retain nothing" but in the worst grammar ever
def: Lessens what's taut (ie, loosens something stretched tight)
wp: S_+(LACK)+S_
AuLeaf 0
4771 ZHUZH (5) (OR ZHOOSH (6)) Pep in one's step starts to get overtaken by a bit of Zinfandel wine, before being changed by Jesus (6) in: linkword [sorry]
one's step starts: O_+S_
to get overtaken by ...: contents indicator for Z_HOH around OS
a bit of Zinfandel: Z_
wine, before being changed by Jesus: water: H-O-H (structural formula for water)
Pep: Z_+H(O_+S_)OH
AuLeaf 0
4784 ABSTAIN (7) Don't vote in a bats loony! (7) surface: bats as in "crazy"
anag. of IN A BATS
AuLeaf 0
4857 MASTIFF (7) Regularly smears a thief (of a dog) wearing a black mask (7) _M_A_S_T_I_F_F_ AuLeaf 0
4892 REPLY (5) Player breaks down, without a response in chess or elsewhere (5) REPLY(-a)* AuLeaf 0
5397 SANITY (6) A sty in poor sound quality (6) SANITY* def: sound quality AuLeaf 0
5414 AULD LANG SYNE (4, 4, 4) Sell Nan gaudy crap for New Year's remembrance (4,4,4) anag. SELLNANGAUDY AuLeaf 0
5494 ANY CLUE WHICH CONTAINS EXACTLY ONE LETTER (?) Nazis infiltrated left and right, described by, primarily, exactly one letter (6) L(E_(S.S.)O_)R AuLeaf 0
5573 INSTITUTE (9) Part of MIT hunt ultimately takes place in on-site trek... every other instance thereof (9) IN S(_T)ITU + T(-r)E(-k) #2020 AuLeaf 0
5599 CRAB RAVE (4, 4) Yearn to embrace woman's underwear at Lobster Fest? Not quite (4,4) CRA(BRA)VE AuLeaf 0
5600 CRAB RAVE (4, 4) Crazy (but not at all unknown) weather for Smobster Bash (4,4) CRA(-z,y)+BRAVE AuLeaf 0
6089 AGGREGATING (11) Amassing assorted pieces of granite in baggage, evenly ground (11) _A_G_G_+(REGATIN*)+G AuLeaf 0
6151 QUESTION MARK OR ? (8 4 or 1) This clue is not "Fair's putting out alien: bizarre [in quotes]: BAZAAR" (8 4) This clue is not fair: QUESTION* MARK[-e.t.] AuLeaf 0
6168 ANY CLUE (?) Grift pen... from THAT bank? You might leave a trace! (11) FINGERPRINT (uses GRIFTPEN as letter bank; is a clue as in forensic evidence) AuLeaf 0
6260 DEMISEMIHEMIDEMISEMIQUAVER (26) 256th note to US lib is "Upset circus performer swallows that man, leading to death within"... I'm aquiver, disturbed! (26) DEM+IS+EMI(HE)M<+I(DEMISE)M+IQAVER* AuLeaf 0
6305 ANY CLUE THAT SOUNDS DIRTY BUT ISNT (?) Pine's reshaped to form man's normally erect body part (5) SPINE* (humankind/mankind/man is unique among primates for primarily walking upright, with spine erect) AuLeaf 0
6394 ANY CLUE THAT USES A CHESS ABBREVIATION (?) PB 2 initially indicated to leave loan office? (4,4) PAWN + (-bi)SHOP AuLeaf 0
6446 BRUSSELS SPROUTS (8, 7) Buck Bloster's UPS-shipping majority of Russian vegetables (8,7) anag. BLOSTERSUPS around RUSS_ AuLeaf 0
6448 JACKKNIFE (9) Cryptic cruciverbalist alias Gladys takes chalk outside and puts pen back in pocket protector? (9) JA(C_K+KNI<)FE; def: pocket protector AuLeaf 0
6456 MARROWSKY (9) Mary works around clock; work stood for stock clerk Wood (9) anag. MARYWORKS AuLeaf 0
6539 DEWCLAW (7) Reverend Spooner's indicated reverent astonishment at vestigial midleg appendage (7) Spoonerism of CLUED AWE -> DEWCLAW AuLeaf 0
6625 BELITTLE (8) Beast's bride embraces hirsute cousin Pooh-Pooh? (8) BEL(ITT)LE AuLeaf 0
6626 BELITTLE (8) Slight bug turning Molly drunk? (8) BE(e->LIT)TLE AuLeaf 0
6679 MOIST (5) Wet month's period (5) MO+IS+T AuLeaf 0
6686 TANG (4) PC's MS Paint got regularly removed after promoting foremost Trumpian to leading position (4) (T<)_A_N_G_(<t) AuLeaf 0
6750 SECOND DOSE (6, 4) Necessity for full antiviral protection to suppress cyber attack in rocket tip after nitrous oxide escapes (6,4) [-no]SE CON(DDOS)E AuLeaf 0
6800 ASTRID (6) Fringe character snuck into last ride (6) _AST RID_ AuLeaf 0
6903 TO BOOT (2, 4) Also also, automated accounts are almost all around (2,4) (TOB+OOT)< assonant alliteration! AuLeaf 0
7049 YOUR FAVORITE FOOD (?) Stylish English county is charming, though lacking primarily agrarian poultry product (7 7) CHIC+KENT+ENDE(-a_)RS AuLeaf 0
7128 ANY CLUE ONLY USING WORDS FROM PERSON DO THING (?) Use big no-good thing make person feel good and make person want more, but feel no good, and make do (2) OD* AuLeaf 0

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