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1:54 AM
@MOehm CARPATHIAN MOUNTAINS (Pole = N, anagram with everything before "after restructuring")
 
@Sp3000 Dang it that was not even close to what I was going for... I was thinking about a Halberdier and haft
 
2:52 AM
CCCC Statistics
Most prolific CCCCer: Rubio, with 45 CCCCs
 
Really? Not Deus?
 
Most clues on one day: 19 on January 18
 
Should we bookmark CCCCs into a conversation? Is it possible?
 
Most days unsolved: 7 for this clue [edited to use correct link as noted by boboquack].
Way ahead of you.
 
@GentlePurpleRain Wrong link: this clue
 
2:57 AM
If anyone sees any errors or omissions, let me know.
@boboquack Righto. Sorry about that. Got the right date.
 
That's alright
 
@boboquack Deusovi has 38, so he's 7 behind Rubio.
Total CCCCs: 335
 
3:20 AM
Woo, I got shortest clue!
(Also, the heading "standard clue" is... very diplomatic)
 
@Deusovi Tries to think of a shorter clue :P
 
How long did it take you to compile that?
 
@Deus Is this a valid clue? Class. (6) PERIOD
 
"Class" and "period" aren't really synonyms. "Class" doesn't refer to a length of time, but an event.
 
@Deusovi Maybe it's a localisation then [school class = period]
 
3:26 AM
I know what you mean - they're subtly different though. "Class" to me means the event (that happens to take place at a certain time interval). If someone asks "what class do you have next?" you don't say "9:30 to 10:15".
("M∈nap, (5)" would probably be fine if you really wanted a shorter clue. It wouldn't be a good one, but it'd be valid.)
(Or "organ: (5)")
Oooh, that gives me an idea for a clue.
@Sp3000, have you put up the next clue?
@boboquack To be fair, I was writing "Plenty of Clues" for a while.
 
@Deusovi I've been working on it for a couple of weeks, on and off.
@Deusovi It's also rather arbitrary. I tried to use my best judgement, but there may be some that are marked that shouldn't be, and vice-versa.
Let me tell you, it was difficult sometimes to locate the solutions and/or the explanations. That's why I thought this would be useful. When you think, "Oh yeah, there was a CCCC three days ago that looked really interesting. What was the solution?", you don't have to go digging through pages of archives trying to find the solution.
 
@Deusovi Oh no, he's trying to hold up the chain for 8 days or longer :P
 
I don't care about my clues' difficulty. I want them to be fun, not easy or hard - if a certain level of difficulty happens to be more fun, then I attempt to do that
 
But the same attitude exists here as on the main site: If it's solved quickly, it must not be a great puzzle. Which is patently untrue.
@Deusovi How about Era. (6) ?
 
@GentlePurpleRain That's fine.
 
3:40 AM
Sorry, wasn't asking for affirmation, just suggesting a shorter clue.
But thanks for the affirmation! :)
 
@Deusovi What about (5,5). (5)?
 
Oh! Sorry, I've been in "cryptic help mode" for a while.
 
@boboquack POINT
 
+1
 
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Q: The Black Cat is Never the End

DanTheDarkBirdI hear that you guys like puzzles, so here's one. Recently, an individual has been anonymously linking a YouTube video to people through the website Curious Cat. It's an anon user, and a heart emoji accompanies the link. Myself and a few Twitter friends were sent the video. It's a short clip of a...

 
3:43 AM
@Deusovi Woop, sorry. Solved during lunch break, then work kicked in
 
That's fine!
 
CCCC: "Select Firework's singer lass", as Spooner might say (6, 4)
Easy one to keep things rolling
@boboquack I'd personally consider that unfair, if only because I'm starting to feel like ? for definition by example isn't particularly good...
 
Yeah.
I still don't like ? for def by example
(Actually, that doesn't work even if you allow ? --> def by example, since the example is on the wrong side.)
 
@Sp3000 You could just go with Tip. (5) -- it's shorter anyway.
Using ? for def by example, you could make an &lit: &? (11)
The answer being PUNCTUATION.
No, wait. That doesn't work. There's no def.
I mean no wordplay.
One or the other.
Now I'm confusing myself.
 
4:02 AM
I don't see two ways that could work.
 
4:13 AM
@GentlePurpleRain #REF! in the Most prolific author/solver row.
 

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