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Contests started: None!

Contests won: THING (5), TROBAIRITZ (10), AXIS (4), NORSEMEN (8), OUT OF TUNE (3, 2, 4), BATTLESHIPS (11), SCHOOL TRIP (6, 4), HAIR TIE (4, 3)

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Clue ID Contest Clue Explanation (hover) Submitted By Likes
4250 TROBAIRITZ (10) I stop turning over crackers to musicians (10) (TROBAI<)+RITZ tckmn 6
3467 THING (5) Some faith in God is good (5) _TH IN G_ tckmn 3
4370 AXIS (4) Weapon is for Germany and friends (4) AX+IS tckmn 3
5241 TOMATO (6) Boy with unopened letter turned red (6) TOM+ATO(-i) tckmn 3
5711 NORSEMEN (8) Mountaineers, possibly, overlooking tops of Urdanostindene, Tjørnholstind, and Istind! (8) NORSEMEN(-u_t_a_i_)* &lit tckmn 3
9887 CODSWALLOP (10) Other than "yurt", at heart, does PC allow stupid nonsense? (10) yurt = GER
at heart = (-g)E(-r)
other than = remove E from DOESPCALLOW
stupid = anagram
(definition "nonsense")
tckmn 3
3356 SYNONYM (7) Parallel half of glyph is entertaining: yes/no? (7) parallel = S(Y+NON)YM(-bol) tckmn 2
3372 HONK (4) Sound of nucleus paraphrases nothing? :thonking: (4) sound = _H_+(-th)ONK(-ing) tckmn 2
3392 ANY COLOR WORD WITH DEF NOT "COLOR" (?) Symbolizes love, head over heels! (4) EROS with head moved over heels gives ROSE &lit tckmn 2
4424 ANTIDOTE (8) Cure is arranged; donate it (8) ANTIDOTE* tckmn 2
5193 BUCKET (6) Rounding, halving, cubing, and adding mathematical value yields large quantity (6) _BUC< + KET tckmn 2
5210 LIST (4) Catalog is in Lithuania (4) L(IS)T tckmn 2
5211 DECEMBER (8) After half decade, look back sleeplessly to year's end (8) DEC_ + (-rem)EMBER tckmn 2
5310 TWELVE (6) Wet, angry, and endless elves lead to a number of angry men (6) TWE*+_LVE_ tckmn 2
5321 ANY CLUE WHOSE SURFACE COMPLIMENTS A PUZZLER (??) Extraordinary Tiralmo with estimable heart is never forgotten (8) IM(_M_)ORTAL* tckmn 2
10065 OUT OF TUNE (3, 2, 4) Broken foot restrains you... then nasty net ensnares you... unpleasant sounding! (3,2,4) O(U)TOF* + T(U)NE* = unpleasant sounding tckmn 2
10066 BATTLESHIPS (11) Military vessels coming from weird establishment with penguin leader instead of men (11) military vessels = anagram ESTABLISH(-men)T + P(-enguin)

wouldn't you want your battleship factories to be led by penguins? that would be so cool
tckmn 2
10083 HAIR TIE (4, 3) Two Thais, one running out of time and the other outspoken, surround our last piece of elastic (4,3) (-t)HAI + _R + "TIE" = piece of elastic tckmn 2
3353 FURNITURE (9) Transit regularly passes through planned decorative structures (9) FU(_R_N_I_)TURE tckmn 1
3397 CARAMEL (7) Vehicle with fresh meal and dessert (7) dessert = CAR+AMEL* tckmn 1
4252 EMBER (5) Recall no comment leading to remnant of fire (5) (-rem)EMBER; "REM" is the comment syntax in Windows batch tckmn 1
4385 NICOLAS CAGE (7, 4) Tesla's turning potassium into cars! Leader could primarily mature into performer (7,4) performer = NI(k->C_)OLAS+C_+AGE tckmn 1
5229 ANNOTATOR (9) Woman cut a bit off of vegetable for last writer (9) ANN + _OTATO + _R tckmn 1
5654 REALIZE (7) Eliza burns Alexander's last two letters, turning around for effect (7) (RE_+ALIZE*)< = effect (the verb) tckmn 1
9865 DETOUR (6) Call specific number and say time (6) call = defn (detour is a call in challenge square dancing)
specific number = DET (determinant)
say time = OUR ("hour")
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9886 ANY CLUE CONSISTING OF LETTERS FROM A SINGLE ROW OF YOUR KEYBOARD (?) Manufacture first degree headlight about Nevada (6) this is a steno keyboard: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8c/Stenotype_en_layout.svg

you can write this clue in steno (using the default plover dictionary) with the following strokes:
PH-F/TP*D/H-LT/P/TPH*F

this looks like gibberish to the uninitiated, but in pseudosteno, reducing key combinations into what they represent e.g. PH- to M-, it's just:
M-F [manufacture]
F*D [first degree]
H-LT [headlight]
P [about, misstroke entry for PW- (B-)]
N*V [Nevada]

I(NV)_ENT
manufacture = defn
first = I
degree = EXTENT
headlight = remove the first half (i know i know, but i'm doing my best here)
about = container
nevada = NV
tckmn 1
10080 SCHOOL TRIP (6, 4) Funny Polish actor ignoring a group of children (6,4) funny = anagram POLISHACTOR
ignoring a = remove A
group of children = definition (the group going on the trip can be referred to as a trip)
tckmn 1
4251 SIDEREAL (8) Dysfunctional "Laser" IDE is unsuitable for working with Eclipse's? (8) SIDEREAL* = "unsuitable for working with eclipses" (synodic time works better than sidereal time in solar/lunar eclipse calculations) tckmn 0
4387 CELERY (6) The Spanish Rey went mad after consuming first vegetable (6) C_+EL+ERY* tckmn 0
10073 CURRY (5) Head of creature with furry tail, like a dog? (5) head of creature = C
furry tail = URRY (see here: http://s3.amazonaws.com/lyah/listmonster.png)
like a dog = def ("cur"-y)
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