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Contests started: ANOMALY (7), MEDIOCRE (8), PRISTINE (8)

Contests won: SHATTER (7), LANDSKNECHT (11), ABNORMALITY (11), TYPO (4), SAMPLE (6), CROSSWORD CLUE (9, 4), SCREED (6), BUNKUM (6), BASEBALL (8), BROWN (5), OUTCOME (7), PRECIPICE (9), CRAFT (5), YEW (3), NIGHTLY (7), MODERATOR (9), MINCE PIE (5, 3), IS (2), LUCIFER (7), CONNECTOR (9)

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Clue ID Contest Clue Explanation (hover) Submitted By Likes
4133 ALADDIN (7) [Sloppy and-lit, lacking finish and containing ad for animated film] (7) def: "animated film"; AL(AD)DIN_* mbingo 8
5091 CRAFT (5) Trade relationship's origin is, in fact, corrupt (5) def: "trade"; C(R_)AFT* mbingo 6
4121 ALADDIN (7) An ideal remake, with Genie, in the end, becoming freed at last! (7) &lit; ALAD(_e→_D)IN* mbingo 5
4557 TYPO (4) Something you might find in faulty poetry! (4) def: &lit; _TY PO_ mbingo 5
4888 OUTCOME (7) Fallout shelter time (standard in the outskirts of Orono, Maine) (7) def: "fallout"; O(UTC)O+ME mbingo 5
4916 BIDEN (5) Ballot leader in/around Delaware! (5) &lit; B_+I(DE)N [credit to ev for the idea!] mbingo 5
4678 AUTUMN (6) Odd parts of A Lustful Mind result in fall (6) def: "fall"; A_U_T_U_M_N_ mbingo 4
4691 SCREED (6) In trouble? Take the fifth—away with lengthy speech (6) def: "lengthy speech"; SCRE(-w)ED mbingo 4
4699 BUNKUM (6) Small roll with a bit of ketchup and, um… baloney (6) def: "baloney"; BUN+K_+UM mbingo 4
4884 PRECIPICE (9) Cost includes elevated fee—run away, it's steep (9) def: "it's steep"; PR(ECI(-r)P<)ICE [down clue only] mbingo 4
5026 BABEL (5) A couple bits of blood around President Lincoln results in bedlam (5) def: "bedlam"; B(ABE)L_ mbingo 4
5074 ANY CLUE THAT'S &LIT AND A QUESTIONABLE DEF?! (?) One in a small room?! (4) def: &lit (questionably; a dean's office could be a small room); DE(A)N

also, you might interrogate "one in a small room", which makes the definition… "questionable"
mbingo 4
5338 DEFLATE (7) Discharge, removing the stuff inside—now it's flat and empty! (7) def: &lit; D_E+FLAT+E mbingo 4
5701 LUCIFER (7) Kevin Wald, sitting between limbo's entrance and chaotic fire, is the devil (7) def: "the devil"; L_+UC+IFER*

Kevin Wald is Ucaoimhu, or Uc for short
mbingo 4
4552 ABNORMALITY (11) A corrupt Tony Blair has major flaw (11) def: "flaw"; A+(BNOR(M)ALITY*) mbingo 3
4553 TYPO (4) City police concealing mistake (4) def: "mistake"; _TY PO_ mbingo 3
4561 SAMPLE (6) Try and slap me silly (6) def: "try"; SAMPLE* mbingo 3
4566 CROSSWORD CLUE (9, 4) What you're reading from foremost of credible sources: "World in disarray" (9, 4) def: "what you're reading"; C_+(ROSSWORD CLUE)* mbingo 3
4670 CHARTREUSE (10) Canadian leader rather frazzled, with American approaching left side of eighteenth green (10) def: "green"; C_+HARTRE*+US+E_ mbingo 3
4700 BASEBALL (8) BABA IS ME! Finally grabbed by it—at its core, skillful game (8) def: "game"; BA(_S+_E)BA+_LL_ mbingo 3
4721 DELVE (5) Examine "555 / e + e" (5) def: "examine"; D(E)LV+E mbingo 3
5177 YEW (3) Reportedly, the person reading this is a plant (3) def: "a plant"; "you" mbingo 3
5298 NIGHTLY (7) Actress from Love Actually heard every… single… evening (7) def: "every single evening"; "Knightley" mbingo 3
5339 ANY CLUE WHOSE SURFACE COMPLIMENTS A PUZZLER (??) Dan Katz has a magnificent singing voice (4) def: "a magnificent singing voice"; _AN KA_ mbingo 3
5366 IS (2) Essentially "exists" in English! (2) def: &lit; _IS_; _IS_

that is, this has two pieces of wordplay: exISts (indicated by "essentially") and englISh (clued by "in")
mbingo 3
4092 HAT (3) As little as possible, rotate edges of gas cap (3) ROT1 "edges" of GAS → HAT mbingo 2
4103 MARRY (5) Tie the knot—with might—securing right end of rope (5) def: "tie the knot"; MA(R+R_)Y mbingo 2
4104 MARRY (5) To start, maneuver a ring on the left finger; finally, "yes"! (5) &lit; M_+A+R_+_R+Y mbingo 2
4170 SHATTER (7) Smash hit in South America (Trinidad and Tobago, primarily): "Electioneering" by Radiohead? (7) def: "smash"; S(H)A+TT+E_+R_ mbingo 2
4176 INCANDESCENT (12) Brilliant civilization's fall (12) def: "brilliant"; INCAN+DESCENT mbingo 2
4542 PARTICIPATION (13) Engagement ring placed in box after Dad takes it back (in case of romantic infidelity, primarily) (13) def: "engagement"; PA(R(TI<)C+I_)PA+TI(O)N mbingo 2
4587 PRISTINE (8) Spirit mixed with last bits of lemon juice and mint (8) def: "mint"; PRISTI*+_N+_E mbingo 2
4588 TABOO (5) Forbidden temple's entrance… a frightening noise (5) def: "forbidden"; T_+A+BOO mbingo 2
4684 ANY CLUE WHOSE WORDPLAY IS A REBUS (?) Greek goddess found in AA? (6) def: "Greek goddess"; A THEN A mbingo 2
4707 OMEGA (5) The end of the Greek alphabet (initially omicron with missing piece on the left)! (5) &lit; O+M_+_E+G_+A_ mbingo 2
4730 PORRIDGE (8) Finally witnessed budding commerce after alien traded for gold in petri dish (8) def: "dish"; P(-et)(OR)RI+_D+_G+_E mbingo 2
4846 BROWN (5) Baker with empty stomach? Have toast (5) def: toast; B_R+OWN mbingo 2
5373 MINCE PIE (5, 3) Christmas treat with orally fresh, herbal flavor—behold (5, 3) def: "Christmas treat"; "mint spy" mbingo 2
5608 WHINGE (6) Dropping bits of mercury into alcoholic beverage results in bellyache (6) def: "bellyache"; W(H)IN(G)E mbingo 2
4084 DASHING (7) Smart alarm's noise interrupted by a command to quiet down (7) def: "smart"; D(A + SH)ING mbingo 1
4093 PIERCE (6) Make a hole in one, finally—the right club's placed in protective casing (6) def: "make a hole in"; P(I+_E+R+C)E mbingo 1
4156 ANY CLUE THAT CONTAINS ITS ANSWER (?) Chat with Neil Peart (dancing aside) (13) def: "aside"; PARENTHETICAL* mbingo 1
4543 LANDSKNECHT (11) Slovakia goes after Luxembourg's capital and then backtracks, capturing Czech leader and German mercenary (11) def: "German mercenary"; L_+AND+SK+(NE(C_)HT<) mbingo 1
4565 MEDIOCRE (8) So-so do-re-mi, etc... odd arrangement (8) def: "so-so"; MEDIOCRE* mbingo 1
4574 FERRET (6) Harry's charge: switching sides, by the sound of it (6) def: "harry"; "tariff" with sides switched mbingo 1
4577 FORGERY (7) Broadcast of Grey hosting third part of Hard Copy (7) def: "copy"; FORGE(_R_)Y* mbingo 1
4613 ANY ANSWER RELATED TO SPEEDRUNNING (?) On fire after good advanced skip on the outside—the best yet (4, 5) def: "the best yet"; G+OLD+S_P+LIT mbingo 1
4633 STRIPED (7) Drew streaks, leaves, makes a one-for-one exchange, and returns (7) def: "drew streaks"; STR(a→I)PED< mbingo 1
4651 ANY PUNCTUATION MARK (?) As described in legend, a Shangri-La–Hades collision (securing end of creation) (2 4) def: –; _END A SH_; E(_N)DASH* mbingo 1
4719 SLACKS (6) Residents of Žilina drop eggs around Czechia's borders to the west—releases tension (6) def: "releases tension"; SL(-ova)(A_C<)KS mbingo 1
4739 JUNCTURE (8) You are reportedly near Connecticut in June for a moment (8) def: "a moment"; JUN(CT+"U"+"R")E mbingo 1
4740 PRONUNCIATION (13) Voicing an opinion—curt, upset (13) def: "voicing"; PRONUNCIATION* mbingo 1
5345 MODERATOR (9) Dream with our leader (chaotic) leads to Tiralmo's first (and last) run for open PC position (9) def: "open PC position"; M(O_)DERA*+T_O+R mbingo 1
5374 CARP Automobile at the beginning of Portnoy's Complaint (4) def: "complaint"; CAR+P_ mbingo 1
5435 STARBOARD (9) The right side of this boat at sea (assuming "right" is "at/toward the right side")! (9) def: &lit; _S+TA(R)BO*+_ARD mbingo 1
5609 FAKE (4) Note echo after duck's last quack (4) def: "quack"; FA+_K+E mbingo 1
5729 VOTE (4) Express opinion of ghost, overlooking odd sounds (4) def: "express opinion"; remove odd phonemes of "of ghost" (əvgōst → vōt) mbingo 1
5751 CONNECTOR (9) MMA fighter McGregor grabs neck abruptly, along with opponent's right knee, for one? (9) def: "knee, for one"; CON(NEC_+_T)OR

Conor McGregor is a big name in MMA; a knee is an example of a joint/connector
mbingo 1
7467 TINDER (6) Website about turning drags to the left and to the right into pounding heart! (6) &lit; TI(d_+_d→_ND_)ER<

that is, REDDIT (=website) reversed (=about), turning D_+_D (="drags" to the left, "and" to the right) into _ND_ (="pounding" heart)
mbingo 1
4098 LOSE (4) Chuck's song of lamentation (ignoring the sound at the beginning) (4) def: "chuck"; phonetic beheadment of BLUES mbingo 0
4112 CONTEST (7) Club opening lead by north; then, on the left, east and south follow suit... ultimately, that's match (7) def: "match"; C+O_+N+T_+E+S+_T mbingo 0
4171 SHATTER (7) Total quiet at the outer parts of the Earth's core (7) def: "total"; SH+AT+T_E+_R_ mbingo 0
4177 SPAR (4) Shake after pulling out and (obviously) opening Pandora's box (4) def: "box"; P(and+o)RAS* mbingo 0
4188 TRIP (4) Missing program, Picard returns, after ignoring all odds in Star Trek (4) def: "trek"; _T_R + PI(-card)< mbingo 0
4191 THONGS (6) Truth on ______: G-strings, essentially! (6) &lit; _THONGS_ mbingo 0
4441 QUARTIC (7) x⁴, for example, is brilliant, endlessly gripping art (4) def: "x⁴, for example"; QU(ART)IC_ mbingo 0
4547 ANOMALY (7) Part of melanoma/lymphoma?! (7) def: an anomaly (e.g. an unexpected mole) is a sign of these diseases; _ANOMA/LY_
(apologies for the sensitive subject matter)
mbingo 0
4548 ANOMALY (7) Subtract median of array from a variable holding standard deviation (7) def: "deviation"; A(NO(-r)MAL)Y mbingo 0
7314 DETHRONE (8) 7-6 after defense botched the quarterback sack (8) def: "sack"; D+ETH*+_R+ONE

defense = D
THE, botched = ETH
quarterback = R
7-6 = ONE
mbingo 0
7323 PWN (3) Run audibly in the other direction? Nope! (3) &lit; "nope"<

that is, "nope" is read backwards phonetically (run it, audibly, in the other direction)

loose-ish definition, but to pwn is decidedly *not* to retreat, but to dominate instead
mbingo 0

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