Idontknow

Contests started: FERTILE, PLUM (4), URANIUM (7), NEPETA (6), ANY CLUE IN HAIKU WITH 5-7-5 SYLLABLES (???), HARRIES (7), I DON’T KNOW (1, 4, 4), PALINDROME (10), CLUE W/ "TURING MACHINE" NOT MEANING A REAL TM (?), HALLOWEEN (9), ENUMERATION (11), DEJA VU (4, 2), NIXIOUS (7), COSMIC RAYS (6, 4), BENDY (5), CHARTREUSE (10), FILLER (6), WHATEVER (8), WETLANDS (8), BOO-BOO (3-3), BLIZZARD (8), ESSE (4), CAMEMBERT (9), MIT (3), ANSWER (6), EVENING (7), AAA (3), III (3), OOO (3), PRIX FIXE (4, 4), NEXT-LEVEL (4-5), QUESTION MARK OR ? (8 4 or 1), 漫畫 (2), BONE (4), URL (3), XEROX (5), CAW (3), ANY CLUE THAT USES A CHESS ABBREVIATION (?), HITCHHIKE (9), ANY INFINITE STRING (♾️), CROSSWORD (9), WEED (4), RING (4), TANG (4), MAGNETON (8), KAIZO (5), RETSINA (7), BRUH (4), MAXIXE (6), TIC-TAC-TOE (3-3-3), EEVEE (5), X-WING (1-4), E. COLI OR ESCHERICHIA COLI (1. 4 OR 11, 4), MWAHAHAHA (9), AC (2), TWO-BIT (3-3), MYRIAD (6), TMESIS (6), SHOEBOX (7), HANDSHAKE (9), ECTOPLASM (9), ENUM (4), SQUID (5), LSD (3), ECSTASY (7), SLASH (5)

Contests won: BALBIS (6), HOMESTUCK (9), BOURGEOIS (9), PROMISE (7), ASH (3), NONARY GAME (6, 4), RETRONYM (8)

All Submissions

Clue ID Contest Clue Explanation (hover) Submitted By Likes
2569 BALBIS (6) Within pubs, I blabber about the shape of rugby posts (6) (pubS I BLABber)< / “the shape of rugby posts” Idontknow 4
3495 PROMISE (7) Papa is in Rome, I swear! (7) P+ROM(IS)E = "I swear!" (like the exclamation "Promise!") Idontknow 4
4961 NONARY GAME (6, 4) Zero Escape escape challenge? Nope, not ready (6, 4) "Zero Escape escape challenge" = NO+NARY+GAME Idontknow 4
5154 WAIF (4) A naive person turned their head 90 degrees to the left, becoming a lost person (4) (N->W)AIF = a lost person Idontknow 4
5171 GOBBLE (6) Discord to be blog feed (6) BEBLOG* = feed Idontknow 4
2547 TEMPEST (7) Storm an Arizona college town street (7) TEMPE (Arizona college town) + ST Idontknow 3
3427 BOURGEOIS (9) Members of the middle class urge in an exclamatory statement to be present BO(URGE)O+IS = “members of middle class” Idontknow 3
2553 GILBERT (7) Grape does ecstasy in bathroom covered with gold foil (7) GIL(B(E)R)T / Gilbert Grape Idontknow 2
2678 HANABI (6) Looking back, I ban a hard collaborative card game (6) (I BAN A H)< = “collaborative card game” Idontknow 2
2682 SENEGAL (7) Senator put before leaderless legal entity surrounding almost all of The Gambia (7) SEN+(-l)EGAL = “entity surrounding almost all of The Gambia” Idontknow 2
3573 ASH (3) “Rapidash not fast” - Pokémon trainer who didn’t win a league in 22 years (3) (-rapid)ASH = “Pokémon trainer who didn’t win a league in 22 years” Idontknow 2
5181 AHEAD OF THE CURVE (5, 2, 3, 5) A leader often bows, getting decollated (having his head broken off cutting-edge) (5, 2, 3, 5) A+HEAD+OFT(H(is))(-r)ECURVE(-s) = "cutting-edge" Idontknow 2
5336 DEFLATE (7) note, note, note, contract (7) D+EFLAT+E Idontknow 2
2573 HOMESTUCK (9) Flat Earthbound webcomic (9) HOME+STUCK = “webcomic” Idontknow 1
2866 LIGHT (5) Lit current (5) "Light" is "lit" in the present tense, but a light can also be an electric current that is lit (meaning either giving off light or switched on). Idontknow 1
3541 SLAUGHTER (9) Mass killing causes end to laughter (9) (cause)S+LAUGHTER = “mass killing” Idontknow 1
3547 SLAUGHTER (9) Mass killing causes last laughter (9) (cause)S+LAUGHTER = “mass killing” Idontknow 1
4017 FUELS (5) Supplies odd flute glass (5) F(-l)U(-t)E(-g)L(-a)S(-s) = "supplies" Idontknow 1
4125 ANY CLUE THAT CONTAINS ITS ANSWER (?) Most palatable test contains its answer in reverse (8) "most palatable" = T((ITS+A)<)EST Idontknow 1
4286 WALK OF FAME (4, 2, 4) Break law, make off, star in Hollywood collection (4, 2, 4) (LAWMAKEOFF)* = "star in Hollywood collection" as in the collection of Hollywood stars, the Hollywood Walk of Fame Idontknow 1
5160 RETRONYM (8) Wired might be trying to indicate, this Thursday, half of NY's metro is to be brought down with its terminal decommissioned (8) nysmetro -> etronysm
R+ETRONY(-(it)s)M = Wired might be trying to indicate this

Questionable definition courtesy of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_retronyms#Retronymic_adjectives
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5170 BIG BROTHER (3, 7) Authoritarian leader is bigot, leading her around bedroom (3, 7) BIG(BR)OT+HER Idontknow 1
5176 YEW (3) Wye-shaped tree (3) WYE* Idontknow 1
5267 JE T'AIME (2, 1'4) I love you, French math contest, after justifiably earning three first places. (2, 1'4) math contest = AIME
J_+E_+T_+AIME = "I love you, French"
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5279 TORTE (5) Otter going crazy for cake (5) OTTER* = cake Idontknow 1
5687 AAA (3) Video game produced by major publishers' scream after becoming fearful of certain credit ratings, amazing New Deal-era subsidizer. (3) quadruple def :thinking:
video game produced by major publishers = scream after becoming fearful = of certain credit ratings, amazing = New Deal-era subsidizer = AAA
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7681 TAPA (4) Snack torn apart without resistance (4) <APA(-r)T> Idontknow 1
2539 NEPETA (6) AC = 27; "ATROLLHAVINGPOUNCEDELEONASONEPETANDLUSUS"[AC:33] (6) Interpreting as string slicing spits out 'NEPETA'.
AC:33 is basically Nepeta the troll's handle.
I guess it's &lit???????
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2557 HILBERT (7) Generalized space hotel owner in a thought experiment (7) Generalized space -> Hilbert space (ish)
hotel owner in a thought experiment -> Hilbert's Hotel
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2570 NEPETA (6) Homestuck troll on Neopets loses OS, leading to beginning of apocalypse (6) NE(-o)PET(-s)+Apocalypse / Homestuck troll Idontknow 0
2579 HOMESTUCK (9) Mock the endlessly alternative Hussie about Hussie’s most famous webcomic (9) (MOCK+THe+hUsSiE)* = “Hussie’s most famous webcomic” Idontknow 0
4270 BESIDE (6) Silicon droid finally in bee is upset with oneself (6) BE(SI+_D)E = "upset (with oneself)", as in "beside oneself" Idontknow 0
4290 BENDY (5) Is central ink demon leader and theMeatly character! (5) BE+_N_+D_+Y: &lit Idontknow 0
5164 ADVENT (6) Entrance had ventilation inside (6) _AD VENT_ Idontknow 0
5353 BY-PRODUCT (2-7) Side effect from being next to cross or wedge, say (2-7) BY+PRODUCT = ~incredibly obvious "wordplay"~ "Side effect" Idontknow 0
6079 INTESTINES (10) I sent letters repeating colons (10) I SENT letter bank
colons = intestines according to Google synonyms
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