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Contests started: ALLEY-OOP (5-3), ROLLER COASTER (6, 7), OVERSATURATION (14), VOTING (6), TITTLE (6), MINOR (5), LJUBLJANA (9), MAGNETAR (8), NESSIE (6), PRICKLY PEAR (7, 4), ALBUQUERQUE (11), METROID (7), FKA TWIGS (3, 5), POPCORN (7)

Contests won: ANECHOIC (8), SKYSCRAPER (10), HYACINTH (8), DITTO (5), FORGET-ME-NOT (6-2-3), OBEISANCE (9), LJUBLJANA (9), MAGNETON (8), OPACITY (7), FALSETTO (8), ANY CLUE THAT USES TEXT EMOTICONS SOMEHOW (?), CHOUSE (6), ALBUQUERQUE (11), DOGGONE (7), 52 (2 OR 5-3), YAJILIN (7), FKA TWIGS (3, 5)

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Clue ID Contest Clue Explanation (hover) Submitted By Likes
5060 SKYSCRAPER (10) Building in Cypress Park is out of order, without a permit, at first (10) "Building" = SKYSCRAPER(-p)* [anagram "Cypress Park" and remove a "p"] lydian 6
4660 HATSUNE MIKU (7, 4) The kunimasu—fishily—is the author of Harry Potter, according to the internet (7, 4) anagram of "the kunimasu" lydian 5
4685 ANY CLUE WHOSE WORDPLAY IS A REBUS (?) Agatha Christie book is nigh (7, 5) Agatha Christie book (definition)
nigh -> ENDLESS NIGHT (wordplay)
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5291 ANY CLUE WHOSE SURFACE READS AS AN EQUATION (??) x² + y² = r² = 101r + 150e (6) "x² + y² = r²" = CIR + CLE lydian 4
6872 FALSETTO (8) Singing method displayed in Parsifal (set tonight) (8) singing method = _FAL SET TO_ lydian 4
5049 ECHO (4) Recall in Czechoslovakia (4) "Recall" = (cz)ECHO(slovakia) lydian 3
5323 ANY CLUE WHOSE SURFACE COMPLIMENTS A PUZZLER (??) Letters from talkingtree? He rules! (4) "He rules!" = _KING_ lydian 3
6030 DIME I'm in Germany for some money (4) "some money" = D(IM)E lydian 3
6994 PRIDE (5) Pansexuals jaunt this month (5) P + RIDE = this month :) lydian 3
4746 NEPOTISM (8) Corruption's clear return: oddly toilsome (8) Corruption = NEPO< + T_I_S_M_ lydian 2
4766 ROLLER COASTER (6, 7) Theme park ride "Tumbler": to scare comically! (6, 7) theme park = ROLLER (synonym of tumbler) + COASTER* lydian 2
4769 TWITTER (7) A social media—say, Reddit—is retrograde: housing dimwits at its core! Lost all regard, at last, for their leader (7) definition: A social media—say
wordplay: REDDIT -> TIDDER< (is retrograde) -> T(W)IDDER (housing dimwits at its core) -> TWI(+T)(-d)(+T)(-d)ER (Lost all regard, at last, for their leader)
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4794 COFFEE (6) Rapper Lo Green swallows spoiled beverage (6) Beverage = C(OFF)EE lydian 2
4898 DIPPY (5) Silly puzzle hunt protagonist (5) "Silly" = DIPPY = "puzzle hunt protagonist" lydian 2
4918 BIDEN (5) Intrinsically abide new president (5) "president" = _BIDE N_ lydian 2
4947 ANECHOIC (8) Strangely, each coin is non-reflective (8) ANECHOIC* = "non-reflective" lydian 2
5128 YURT (4) Fifty missing from genuinely revolutionary Mongolian dwelling (4) Y(-L)URT< = "Mongolian dwelling" lydian 2
6176 HYACINTH (8) At last, reach after Cynthia's exotic plant (8) HYACINT* + H = "plant" lydian 2
6277 DITTO (5) Edition regularly captures it the same as before (5) "the same as before" = _D_(IT)T_O_ lydian 2
6547 BETTER (6) Finer ale admits teetotal, for short (6) "Finer" = BE(TT)ER lydian 2
6727 OBEISANCE (9) Globe is ancestral, hiding veneration (9) _OBE IS ANCE_ = "Veneration" lydian 2
6745 LJUBLJANA (9) Bits of Banjul make up a capital city (9) LJUBLJANA (letter bank of BANJUL) = "Capital City" P.S. Really interesting that one world capital acts as a letter bank to another, I had no idea of this fact prior to trying to come up with a good clue for this contest! lydian 2
6908 ANY CLUE THAT USES TEXT EMOTICONS SOMEHOW (?) "Shut up, Mat" ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (5) SH + RUG = ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ lydian 2
6956 ANY GREEK LETTER (?) Letter's phonology and morphology, for example, are all missing (5) Letter = GAMMA
phonology and morphology, for example = GRAMMAR
are all missing = (-r)*

G(-r)AMMA(-r)
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7039 AXOLOTL (7) Amphibian's hugs and kisses in atoll at sea Amphibian = A(XO)LOTL* lydian 2
7043 DOGGONE (7) Carry out good game before one's darned (7) DO + GG + ONE = darned lydian 2
7116 YAJILIN (7) Logic puzzle in jail is resolved after years (7) Logic Puzzle = Y + *AJILIN lydian 2
7121 SOUPÇON OR SOUPCON (7) Tiny bit of a dish waiter halved (7) Tiny bit = SOUP + (-gar)ÇON // (-gar)CON lydian 2
4697 BUNKUM (6) Nonsense talk of explosion sound (burning oxygen for uranium) engulfing leaders of North Korea (6) B(o->U)(NK)(o->U)M lydian 1
4704 OMEGA (5) Without limits, famous greek poet initially gabs about last greek letter (5) hOMEr+G.A. = last greek letter (def) lydian 1
4759 ZHUZH (5) (OR ZHOOSH (6)) Silence struck all loudmouths, at last, for start of Zoom-class—to make more interesting (5) to make more interesting ={-s}{+Z}HU{-s}{+Z}H lydian 1
4845 BROWN (5) Tan characters in highbrow novel (5) "Tan" = *BROW N* lydian 1
5234 PAN (3) God of Spanish bread (3) ddef :D lydian 1
5252 BAOBAB (6) "Si, La-flat, La-flat", covering second song for a tree (6) B+A(O)B+AB = "a tree" lydian 1
5256 ANY CLUE WHOSE SURFACE CONTAINS A CROSSWORD CLUE 51-Down: Out of order empty realm for wingless dragon (8) "wingless dragon" = LI ("51") + NDWO* ("Down: Out of order") + RM ("empty realm") — idk if this counts but i hope it does? lydian 1
5385 ANY CLUE WHICH INCORPORATES A CAESAR CIPHER (?) Caesar's month, Caesar's pare (4) "Caesar's month" = JULY ("pare" with key 20) lydian 1
6303 FORGET-ME-NOT (6-2-3) A flower is gotten from peculiarly accepting Earth's source (6-2-3) "A flower" = FORG(E)TMENOT* lydian 1
6708 OBJECT (6) Oppose purpose (6) OBJECT (ddef) lydian 1
6711 ANY CLUE WHOSE ANSWER IS A BOARD/CARD GAME (?) Card game prankster trades jack for pawn (5) "Card game" = (+P)(-j)OKER lydian 1
6817 PLETHORA (8) Surplus of people Thor assists, in part (8) Surplus = _PLE THOR A_ lydian 1
6829 OPACITY (7) Lack of transparency of 101 aboard to pay, perhaps (7) Lack of transparency = OPA(CI)TY* lydian 1
6920 CHOUSE (6) Missing love for you, decide to cheat (6) CHO(-o)(+U)SE = "cheat" lydian 1
6930 BLACKJACK OR JACK BLACK (9 OR 4,5) Need knave in tag end of card game (9) B(LACK + J)ACK = card game lydian 1
7059 52 (2 OR 5-3) Namesake for an area, clumsy Tiffany is missing an outwork at its core (5-3) Namesake for an area = FIFT(-an)Y* + _TWO_ lydian 1
7076 ANY SUPERVOCALIC WORD OR PHRASE (?) In french, what's inside body of water leading to a tree? (7) SE(QUOI)A = tree lydian 1
7173 FKA TWIGS (3, 5) Singer is essentially off-key at work, Instagram displays, at last (3, 5) Singer = (-of)FK(-ey) + AT + W + IG + _S lydian 1
7200 SHANGRI-LA (7-2) Girl has an absurd fictional place (7-2) SHANGRI-LA* = fictional place lydian 1
4702 ALLEY-OOP (5-3) "Endless pool"! Scream about first revolutionary skateboarding trick (5-3) (A_+LLEY+_OOP)< lydian 0
4720 DELVE (5) Regress without third and fourth research (5) "research" = def; "regress without third and fourth" = DE(-vo)LVE lydian 0
4737 PRONUNCIATION (13) One got caught by messy action after he or she, for instance, lost love for speech (13) speech = PRON(-o)UN + C(I)ATION* lydian 0
4946 OREGON TRAIL (6, 5) American route's tortuous large portion (without path, at first) (6, 5) "American Route" = OREGONTRAIL*(-p) lydian 0
5110 TURKEY (6) A bird for a country (6) "a bird" = TURKEY = "a country"
notes: I know the bird is named after the Turks, but I think it still works as a silly ddef.
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5202 DECEMBER (8) A month to oddly drench cinder (8) D_E_C_ + EMBER = "A month"; kinda silly but i couldn't come up with anything better :P lydian 0
5270 JE T'AIME (2, 1'4) In Paris, I love you and, in Lyon, parting Jaime (2 1'4) "In Paris, I love you" = J(ET "and, in Lyon")AIME lydian 0
6041 TITTLE (6) A bit of fabricated trimmed stiletto (6) "A bit" = (-s)TITTLE*(-o) lydian 0
6333 XEROX (5) Needing no introduction, hero is surrounded by (two times) a duplicate (5) X(_ERO)X = "A duplicate" lydian 0
6409 REFRIGERATOR (12) Cutting corners, at first, a telescope conceals endless grief: "broken down appliance" (12) "Appliance" = REFR(IGER*(-f))A(-c)TOR lydian 0
6724 TARTARE (7) Two mice return east for sauce (7) TARTAR< + E = "Sauce" lydian 0
6753 STAR WARS (4 4) Film series's proverb: "mice returning, carrying cheddar, at last" (4, 4) "Film" = STARWA(R)S< ["proverb" = SAW] ["mice" = RATS] lydian 0
6759 DIPLOPIA (8) American DJ cracked API, leading to loss in focus (8) DIPLO + PIA* = "Loss in focus" P.S. Sorry to the person above me I stole your definition, I couldn't think of anything better D: lydian 0
6766 ANNIVERSARY (11) Birthday for Anne, including four roommates, initially. Clumsy Mary's missing the start (11) "Birthday" = ANN(IV)E + R_ + _SARY*

"Anne, including four" = ANN(IV)E
"Roommates, initially" = R_
"Clumsy Mary's missing the start" = _SARY*
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6770 MAGNETON (8) Silly Megan not coming back to Pokémon (8) MAGNE* + TON< = "Pokémon" lydian 0
6773 VERTIGO (7) Dizziness caused by Paris green before I travel (7) "Dizziness" ="caused by"= VERT + I + GO lydian 0
6776 RAMUNE (6) Force a french soft drink (6) RAM ("Force") + UNE ("a french") = "soft drink" lydian 0
6780 PER SE (3, 2) Intrinsically make a noise and speak out loud (3, 2) Intrinsically = PER SE ("PURR (make a noise) + SAY (speak)") lydian 0
6797 KAIZO (5) Isozaki is missing out, perhaps, to remodel (in Tokyo)? (5) (-is)KAIZO* = "remodel (in Tokyo)?" lydian 0
6814 PECCADILLO (10) Unfamiliar cold place sheltering one's misdemeanor (10) PECCAD(I)LLO* = misdemeanor lydian 0
6816 WUSS (4) State of disorder gets turned on its head for a coward (4) MUSS -> WUSS (turned on its head) = Coward lydian 0
6830 PAUCITY (7) Lack of compassion around three tiny bases? (7) Lack of compassion = P(AUC)ITY

Three tiny bases = three of [ACGTUZ] (RNA / DNA bases)? this is pretty sketchy, i know, but i couldn't pass up the opportunity hahaha
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6836 ELECTRODE (9) Conductor's waste (containing select Selenium) is missing (9) Conductor = E((-se)LECT)RODE lydian 0
6861 ROTTERDAM (9) Meander around (without a cook) tetrad of some dutch neighborhoods, together? (9) RO(TTERD(-a)*)AM = some dutch neighborhoods, together? lydian 0
6902 PRICKLY PEAR (7, 4) Reapply liquid around Rick's plant (7, 4) *P(RICK)LY PEAR = plant lydian 0
6911 NO WAY (2, 3) Nuh uh, a European country is not right (2, 3) "Nuh uh" = NO(-r) WAY lydian 0
6941 ALBUQUERQUE (11) Endless scrapbook that Spanish query reorganised (missing a why) leading to somewhere in America (11) ALBU(-m) + QUE + RQUE(-y)* =leading to= somewhere in America

Endless scrapbook = ALBU(-m)
that Spanish = QUE
query reorganised (missing a why) = RQUE(-y)*

It's kinda bad I know, but this is the best I could do this this :P
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7095 ANY SUPERVOCALIC CLUE (?) Dusty kind of essay (5) STUDY* = Essay lydian 0
7096 MISSOURI (8) Overlook foreign yes about republican state (8) MISS + OU(R)I = state lydian 0
7123 METROID (7) Video game's underground team, at its core (7) Video game = METRO + (-s)ID(-e) lydian 0
7130 ANY CLUE ONLY USING WORDS FROM PERSON DO THING (?) Make more place (4) *ROME = place lydian 0
7210 NO CONTEST (2, 7) Regularly enforce on trial for a plea (2, 7) _N_O_C_ + ON + TEST = a plea lydian 0
7228 NOTHING (7) "Nil, zilch" said pivot endlessly (7) Nil = "NOT" (nought) + HING(-e) lydian 0
7300 OWYHEE (6) A bird didn't finish my cheese evenly at Nevada river (6) OW(-l) + _Y_H_E_E = Nevada river lydian 0

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