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Contests started: AFICIONADO (10), SEPTEMBER (9), TIMESCALE (9), AGHAST (6), P?DDLE (6), SOMETHING WITH DEFINITION 'WORD', SPOONER (7)

Contests won: ADDRESS (7), AFICIONADO (10), SEPTEMBER (9), YOUR USERNAME (?), TIMESCALE (9), TEXAS (5), ENUMERATION (11), COLOR OR COLOUR (5 OR 6), LAW OF EXCLUDED MIDDLE (3, 2, 8, 6), SWEET (5), MORATORIUM (10), CONTAINER (9), A CRYPTIC IN PUFLANTU (?), MOBILE PHONE (6,5), SUBSCRIBE (9), DISCOVERY (9), BUTTE (5), APPLAUD (7), AMOK (4), CLUE SIGNIFICANTLY SHORTER THAN THE ANSWER (?), HUMAN (5), DANCER (6), CARTOUCHE (9), DIPLOPIA (8)

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Clue ID Contest Clue Explanation (hover) Submitted By Likes
2254 DISCOVERY (9) Invention of "Y̊"? (9) punny ddef: DISC OVER Y Deusovi 7
2163 DISEASE (7) Stack Exchange is after new ideas for bug (7) DISEA*+S.E. Deusovi 6
3065 SEDNA (5) Goddess of mountains from the east (5) ANDES reversal Deusovi 6
43 AFICIONADO (10) A timeless story: trouble for expert (10) A + FIC(-t)ION + ADO Deusovi 5
462 ENUMERATION (11) Mountaineer's bizarre item to the right of this (11) anagram of MOUNTAINEER Deusovi 5
501 COLOR OR COLOUR (5 OR 6) Embellish scroll, oddly lacking golfer's cry overheard after commencement (?) Embellish: def

scroll, oddly lacking: _C_O_L

golfer's cry: FORE
...overheard: FOUR / FOR
...after commencement: OUR / OR
Deusovi 5
1104 VANILLA (7) Normal one in country house (7) country house = VILLA
one = AN
normal = VANILLA (as in "unmodified")
Deusovi 5
1138 MOBILE PHONE (6,5) Cell's cleaning tool has bodily fluid and file (6, 5) MO(BILE)P + HONE, definition "cell" Deusovi 5
2631 APPLAUD (7) Put together a couple bits of appreciative, quiet praise! (7) put together [X], [Y]: concatenation indicator
a couple bits of appreciative: AP_
quiet praise: P+LAUD
Deusovi 5
89 EDEN (4) Old garden's empty nest (4) E+DEN ("empty" as on a fuel tank, "nest" meaning "lair") Deusovi 4
119 YOUR USERNAME (?) Awfully devious puzzler (7) just an anagram of DEVIOUS, definition "puzzler" Deusovi 4
511 LAW OF EXCLUDED MIDDLE (3, 2, 8, 6) Fill-in-the-blanks gameshow, for short, sent back not-so-bright 500 after show kept 150 admitted into "Spoon: The Intuitionist's Bane" (3, 2, 8, 6) Fill-in-the-blanks gameshow, for short: W(heel) O(f) F(ortune)

sent back not-so-bright 500: DIM+D, reversed

show kept 150: EXUDE, containing CL

spoon: LADLE

the intuitionist's bane: definition (intuitionism is a form of logic without the law of excluded middle)

making LA(WOF+EX(CL)UDE+(D+MID<))DLE
Deusovi 4
547 SWEET (5) Auditor's apartment is nice (5) "Auditor's": homophone indicator
Apartment: SUITE
nice: SWEET (as in slang)
Deusovi 4
779 MORATORIUM (10) Ban speaker admitted into Michigan University Mass (10) ORATOR in MI+U+M = "ban" Deusovi 4
784 CONTAINER (9) Crate, perhaps, when carrying on (in boarding)! (9) &lit: CTAER ("crate" anagram) with ON inserted, and then IN inserted as well Deusovi 4
1113 A CRYPTIC IN PUFLANTU (?) Oxpelwe' avu lifanafwe iqa li henhiaden ulime eqa zat (11) "Gas is what the most excited four students inhaled (7)"

E'AVULI: hidden word in oxpelwE' AVU LIfanafwe ("most excited four students")
Deusovi 4
2164 DISEASE (7) Ideas lost by Stack Exchange bug (7) DISEA*+S.E. Deusovi 4
2491 ANY PANGRAMMATIC CLUE (?) Injure wizard after promotional exhibition, quickly moving backwards (6) promotional exhibition, quickly = AD ("quickly" = abbreviation)
DA< + MAGE
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2909 ORDINAL (7) Perhaps, arithmetic found in set that's going upwards starting from 0, containing the natural numbers! (7) &lit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordinal_arithmetic

perhaps, arithmetic = R (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_three_Rs)
set = LAID
0 = O
natural numbers = N (as in math)

O+(R)+DI(N)AL<
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3463 DANCER (6) "Sort of race" describes knight perhaps following east of hard pullers' second member (6) Sort of race: ACER*
describes: [around]
knight, perhaps: N
following: [after]
east of hard: _D
pullers' second member: DANCER (as in Santa's reindeer)
Deusovi 4
512 QUISQUOUS (9) A couple of questions about methods of interaction (even autocues!) are troubling (9) Q+Q around UIS (user interfaces), with even letters of aUtOcUeS Deusovi 3
988 ANY CLUE INCORPORATING A SONG TITLE (?) Folk singer's "Bullet With Butterfly Wings" includes 60 digits (4, 5) Bullet: LEAD (slang)
Butterfly wings: B_Y
includes: container
60 digits: ELL (in imperial units)
=> Folk singer: LEAD BELLY
Deusovi 3
2083 SUBSCRIBE (9) Follow writer's apprentice? (9) "sub-scribe" punny double def Deusovi 3
2481 LEAD (4) Opening line: "Steer experience direct chief's metal spearhead tip" (4) nonuple definition (all distinct according to M-W and Oxford - some may be a bit similar but eh whatever there are nine of them)

opening (of a news article)
line (tether)
steer ("escort" or "guide")
experience (as in "lead a life of...")
direct ("command" or "govern")
chief (primary part, in a play or film)
metal (the element)
spearhead (to be at the front of, e.g., a movement)
tip ("clue" or "hint")
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2608 BUTTE (5) Protruding part on Earth's surface! (5) &lit BUTT+E_ Deusovi 3
2662 AMOK (4) Even farmwork is out of control (4) even letters of FARMWORK Deusovi 3
2856 SPOONER (7) My bad back almost put off a partner in bed (7) my bad = OOPS
almost put off a = NEAR minus A
SPOO<+NE(-a)R = "partner in bed"
Deusovi 3
3111 CLUE SIGNIFICANTLY SHORTER THAN THE ANSWER (?) u k? (4) THOU, double def: informal form of "you", and 1000 Deusovi 3
3462 HUMAN (5) "Sort of race" describes knight perhaps following east of hard pullers' second member (5) Sort of race: def HUMAN
describes: [=]
knight, perhaps: MAN (a 'man' is another name for a chess piece)
following east of: [after]
hard: H (as on pencils)
pullers' second member: _U_
Deusovi 3
3964 ETHEREAL (8) Shadowy characters from outside the realm (8) hidden word: "characters from" is the indicator, outsidE THE REALm Deusovi 3
3 ADDRESS (7) Send circular garment (7) AD + DRESS: a "circular" is a semi-archaic term for an advertisement Deusovi 2
124 TIMESCALE (9) Meat slice chopped up for duration (9) anagram of MEAT SLICE Deusovi 2
262 TEXAS (5) Backwards state with weaponry inside! (5) AXE inside ST, all reversed Deusovi 2
629 DELAWARE (8) Deal made without one acquainted with state of diamond (8) deal made without one: DE(-a)L ("made without" is the removal indicator)
acquainted: AWARE
state of diamond: DELAWARE (whose nickname is "the Diamond State" -- though that's not its official nickname, which is "The First State")
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668 WHISTLEBLOWER (13) Fraud-exposing Agent Black let down after plant makes cross central character of network (13) Black: B
let down: LOWER
plant: THISTLE
makes cross [into] central character of network: change T into _W_

fraud-exposing agent: definition for (t→W)HISTLE+B+LOWER
Deusovi 2
1605 IODINE (6) I feast, following priestess of Hera (6) DINE after IO, def. "I" Deusovi 2
1672 MUSEUM (6) Keeping silent, withholding purpose for "art gallery" (6) USE inside MUM Deusovi 2
5274 CARTOUCHE (9) Oblong vehicle that hit me (9) oblong = def (as a noun)
CAR = vehicle
TOUCHE = "that hit me" (as in fencing)
Deusovi 2
103 SEPTEMBER (9) When Billie Joe Armstrong sleeps, pets scattered by object on fire SEPT*+EMBER; def is a reference to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake_Me_Up_When_September_Ends Deusovi 1
123 TIMESCALE (9) Lace with two-thirds of mescaline inside a certain interval (9) "TIE" with MESCAL(-ine) inside; def "a certain interval" Deusovi 1
703 SEVEN (5) Predator of nine reindeer from Disney film, gaining energy (5) Predator of nine: SEVEN (referring to old joke, "why is six afraid of seven? because seven ate nine!")

Reindeer from Disney film: SVEN (from Frozen)

gaining energy: add E inside
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975 CERULEAN (8) When facing is taken off, lead frame is Ocean Blue (8) X frame is Y: put X inside Y
"lead" = RULE

(-o)CE(RULE)AN
Deusovi 1
1246 SWARM (5) Host's hot (5) host: definition (as in "a large number")
's: S
hot: WARM
Deusovi 1
2123 ANY CLUE STARTING WITH CALL IN (?) Call in the Spanish word for "glaze" (6) E(NAME)L; def "word for 'glaze'" Deusovi 1
2259 DISCOVERY (9) Saucer ought to be near real location (9) Saucer = DISC
ought = O (as in "zero")
to be near = concatenation indicator
real = VERY ("that's real nice")
Deusovi 1
2663 AMOK (4) Postal work: not so odd after the morning (4) AM + _O_K; def "postal" (as in "going postal") Deusovi 1
3006 ANY CLUE NUMBER ACROSS/DOWN (? 6/4) [10D] Handle of the self‽ &lit TEND + OWN; "handle" as in "identity" in the surface Deusovi 1
3302 CLUE CONTAINING "CLUE CONTAINING" (?) Clue containing "Clue containing ball" written on gamers' party vehicle with propulsion in front (7, 7) TRACE containing ((TIP containing ORB)+LAN) -> TRAC(T(OR B)IP+LAN)E
Deusovi 1
3666 MALLEUS (7) Bone near the ear canal's start, essentially to be taken in by (maybe) all humans (7 or 6 or 5) three-way schrodinger attempt: MALLEUS/INCUS/STAPES.

Bone near the ear canal: def
's: [=]
start, essentially: E_
to be taken in by: [inserted into]
(maybe) all humans: M+ALL+US
⇒ M+ALL+(E)+US

Bone near the ear: [def]
canal's start: C_
essentially to be taken in: [inserted into]
by: IN (as in a deadline)
(maybe) all humans: US
⇒ IN+(C)+US

Bone near the ear canal: [def]
's: [=]
start, essentially to be taken: "start", minus inner letters -> S_T
in by: [+]
(maybe) all humans: APES
⇒ S_T+APES
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6760 DIPLOPIA (8) *Losing Focus*, lower down, cut vital oddities out (8) Losing Focus = def
lower down = DIP ; cut = LOP; vital, oddities out =(-v)I(-t)A(-l)
(sorry for repeating the definition from other clues, but I thought this worked too well to pass up)
Deusovi 1
670 AMSCRAY (7) Pyramid scheme has trio of screwups as its core -- get out! AMWAY: well-known pyramid scheme
trio of screwups: SCR
"has [SCR] as its core": replace middle letter with SCR
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2012 SGDQ (4) When only thirds are played of (e.g.) Dragon Quest; when parts are taken out of order! (4) &lit: take every third of egDraGonQueSt and anagram Deusovi 0
2064 HASHISH (7) Mary Jane's husband is hot (7) Mary Jane: slang for marijuana

's: HAS
husband: H
is: IS
hot: H
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2125 ANY CLUE STARTING WITH CALL IN (?) Call in TAX FIRM (9) ST(RING)ENT = "firm"
RING = "Call"
STENT = "tax" (fairly archaic; yes, I'm sorry; see https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/stent, def 2 - 1.1)
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2128 ANY CLUE STARTING WITH CALL IN (?) Call in SWAMP HONEYSUCKLE (5) hidden word: PHONE Deusovi 0
2706 ANY CLUE IN HAIKU WITH 5-7-5 SYLLABLES (???) Laying in a bed // Before bits of icy March // Very wonderful (9) CO(PACE)T+IC_ (and note that "March" is a kigo!) Deusovi 0
7357 LAND HO (4, 2) The beach, where we're headed! A little hazy, in the periphery, see? (4, 2) &lit:

The beach = SAND
..., where we're headed = "when the first letter is cut off"
A little hazy = H_
..., in the periphery, see = "[that], surrounded by LO" (the interjection)

= L((-s)AND + H_)O
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