chaotic_iak

Contests started: COMPUTABLE (10), MAKE (4), SQUARE (6), ULTIMATE (8), PHENOMIST (9), HUNT (4), KAIST (5), WORD PUZZLES (4, 7), LAW OF EXCLUDED MIDDLE (3, 2, 8, 6), TETRIS (6), PUYO (4) / PUYO PUYO (4, 4), INDONESIA (9), SEVEN (5), FLIGHT (6), MAKE (4), WILSON (6), LIMA (4), REARRANGEMENT (13), ANY ONE STARTER POKEMON (5/6/7/8/9/10), LIMIT (5), SMALL (5), SURVIVOR (8), REBUS (5), ARTIFACT (8), CUSPIDATION (11), GROOKEY (7), PLATEAU (7), BANDUNG (7), SWARM (5), BABA (4), OTHELLO (7), QUALIFY (7), DOMINION (8), ARGUMENT (8), TREATY (6), DEFENSE OF THE ANCIENTS (7, 2, 3, 8), ARTIFICER (9), SWITCH (6), CARCASSONNE (11), ESSEN (5), ANY CRYPTIC CLUE (?), KINK (4), SIGNATURE MOVE (9, 4), LASAGNA (7), NOTEWORTHY (10), SOKOBAN (7), RANGER (6), ERDOS (5), TEMPEST (7), MEW (3), APPLAUD (7), AMOK (4), DELAY (5), NEWS (4), IT (2), HONK (4), ANY COLOR WORD WITH DEF NOT "COLOR" (?), SPEEDRUN (8), THING (5), ERRATUM (7), SLAUGHTER (9), AWOO (4), PLEDGE (6), ELEMENT (7), REITERATE (9), ANY CLUE CONTAINING "NO" OR "NOT" (?), NO (2), EMBER (5), BUNKUM (6), DELVE (5), JUNCTURE (8), ABSTAIN (7), MELIORISM (9), KILN (4), BROWN (5), NOR (3), REPROVE (7), ETERNITY (8), FOUND (5), GREEN PAINT (5, 5), PERSONALIZED OPTIONS REWARDS TIER (12, 7, 7, 4), HOOSEGOW (8), DIVERS (6), CHOUSE (6), URBANE (6)

Contests won: ENIGMA (6), SMALL (5), DISEASE (7), OF (2), ELEMENT (7)

All Submissions

Clue ID Contest Clue Explanation (hover) Submitted By Likes
2159 DISEASE (7) Horrible seaside sickness (7) DISEASE* chaotic_iak 8
2162 OF (2) Derived from detailed murder (2) "derived from" = OF(-f) chaotic_iak 5
463 ENUMERATION (11) What's missing here is a torn menu, i.e. needs fixing up def: "What's missing here", because it lacks enumeration
wordplay: A TORN MENU IE needs fixing up = anagram
chaotic_iak 3
690 SEVEN (5) Nine's eater is observed eating five? (5) Definition references the old joke "Why is six afraid of seven? Because seven ate nine." Wordplay is the obvious SE(V)EN. chaotic_iak 3
3735 ELEMENT (7) "Like K, L, M, N..." said head teacher (7) Like K = def ("like potassium")

"L, M, N said" = EL+EM+EN (letters pronounced)
"head teacher" = T
chaotic_iak 3
75 TONIGHT (7) An incomplete firm around this evening (7) T[ONe]IGHT chaotic_iak 2
107 ENIGMA (6) Novel in-game puzzle IN-GAME anag = ENIGMA = puzzle chaotic_iak 2
437 DOUGH (5) Cash shortage. No retweets! (5) Shortage: DROUGHT
No retweet: remove RT
chaotic_iak 2
936 SMALL (5) Second store is tiny (5) second = S, as in the unit of time
store = MALL

tiny = def
chaotic_iak 2
937 SMALL (5) Everything after Gen VII starters is not important (5) everything = ALL
Gen VII starters = SM, as in Sun & Moon being the starting games of Gen VII Pokemon
ALL after SM = SMALL

Not important = def, as in "small detail" = "trivial detail"
chaotic_iak 2
1270 SHOT (4) Japanese boy loses a turn (4) turn = def ("chance")

Japanese boy = SHOTA (Japanese term for young male)
SHOTA loses A = SHOT (deletion)
chaotic_iak 2
2187 APEX (4) Peak parody of the cross (4) APE (imitate) + X (cross) chaotic_iak 2
70 SLIP (4) Strip the second edge (4) S+LIP
strip: def (as in piece of paper)
second: S (unit of time, abbr)
edge: LIP (as in rim of a jug)
chaotic_iak 1
101 PARAGON (7) No operation back then includes a scrap of Brazilian diamond no operation = NOP; back = reversed
a scrap = A RAG; then includes = contained inside
P(ARAG)ON< = Brazilian diamond (The Paragon)
chaotic_iak 1
280 ICE (3) Even the pitcher is chill (3) pItChEr (even-position letters); "chill" is definition, as in making cold with ice chaotic_iak 1
600 BOW OUT (3, 3) Giving way after "*notices stronger competition*" but around before "What's this?" (3, 3) Giving way after "*notices stronger competition*" = def, as in e.g. withdrawing to allow someone stronger playing for you

Before "What's this?" = OWO, the furry meme
BUT around ... = B+OWO+UT
chaotic_iak 1
816 LIMA (4) Setengah sepuluh Gubernur Ridwan kehilangan topi, berputar balik (4) | Half to ten Governor Ridwan lost hat, turned around (4) Cryptic is in Indonesian language

Setengah sepuluh (half of ten = five) = def
Gubernur Ridwan = KAMIL (Governor of West Java, Ridwan Kamil)
KAMIL kehilangan topi (lost hat) = AMIL (remove first letter)
AMIL berputar balik (turned around) = LIMA (reversal)
chaotic_iak 1
858 QAT (3) Quiz aces try starting a crossword helper service (3) Quiz Aces Try (starts of words) = a crossword helper service (because Qat finds words matching a pattern) chaotic_iak 1
931 PEWTER (6) Brock lives in this wet mess, according to neighborhood (6) Brock lives in this = def (Pewter City in Pokemon series)
WET mess (anagram) = EWT
according to = PER
EWT with PER as neighborhood (surrounding) = PEWTER
chaotic_iak 1
980 CERULEAN (8) Where you can find bicycle and rest after preparing cure (8) Where you can find bicycle = def (Cerulean City in Pokemon has the Bike Shop)

rest = LEAN (in the sense "lean against a wall")
preparing CURE = CERU (anagram)
LEAN after CERU = CERULEAN
chaotic_iak 1
1124 GROOKEY (7) Starter of shield grab, starter of castle call (7) starter of shield = def, as in starter Pokemon in Pokemon Shield (and Sword)

grab, starter = G (first letter)
castle = ROOK (as in chess piece)
call = EY (as in an interjection to call someone's attention)
chaotic_iak 1
2308 LAST (4) Salt is prepared at the end (4) SALT*
(Sorry Polaris)
chaotic_iak 1
2837 CARDINAL (8) For example, French beheaded last like one (8) CARD+(-f)INAL chaotic_iak 1
2838 NEWS (4) New story head! (4) &lit: NEW+Story chaotic_iak 1
29 BUGGY (5) Good game in purchase of vehicle (5) Good Game (abbr) inside BUY = BUGGY chaotic_iak 0
100 EDEN (4) Entry denied! Exclusive, Nature's first garden Entry Denied Exclusive Nature (first letters) = EDEN chaotic_iak 0
287 ROBOT (5) Retweet about incomplete oboe machine (5) RT around OBO (incomplete "oboe") = ROBOT means machine chaotic_iak 0
436 SHAYMIN (7) Chaotic has left humanity halfway with this, first becoming almost mainly imaginative! (7) &lit

Definition: chaotic_iak leaves "humanity" by making a non-human character, a Shaymin, which itself is different from other Shaymins (hence "imaginative")

Wordplay:
chaotic HAS -> SHA (anagram)
HUMANITY halfway -> NITY (half of word)
left ... -> YTIN (reverse)
THIS first -> T (first letter)
almost mainly IMAGINATIVE -> M ("almost first" letter, so second letter)
... with ... becoming ... -> YMIN (letter replacement)
concatenate -> SHAYMIN

Clue co-authored with Deusovi
chaotic_iak 0
859 QAT (3) Broken antique not in EU shrub (3) ANTIQUE* - INEU = QAT chaotic_iak 0
873 REARRANGEMENT (13) Inequality kind of starting to target after people behind the back line (13) inequality kind = def ("rearrangement inequality")
starting to TARGET = T
people = MEN
back = REAR
line = RANGE
T after (MEN behind (REAR RANGE)) = REARRANGEMENT
chaotic_iak 0
1250 SWARM (5) Prepare following a short direction to rush (5) rush = def (verb)

prepare = ARM ("to arm")
a short direction = SW (compass direction)
ARM following SW = SWARM
chaotic_iak 0
2188 APEX (4) Top, difficult course followed by partner, but no more (4) AP (Advanced Placement = "difficult course") + EX (former spouse = "partner, but no more") chaotic_iak 0
5484 ANY CLUE WHICH CONTAINS EXACTLY ONE LETTER (?) Scholar following Mr. Ed's odd letter (7) MrEdS+SAGE = letter. Has exactly one "letter". chaotic_iak 0

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