12:00 AM
Well, the planets are all done, so
CCCC: Gagarin is beheaded by the Spanish mob's fringe elements hiding within a moon in the solar system (7)
12:15 AM
i assume there' s a moon called (-y)U(M_B)RI+EL

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1:20 AM
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Consider this scenario: I own a couch and TV. The tv originally cost 800 and the couch cost 600. We split this among five friends: A, B, C, D, and E. Now, I want to sell the TV for 600 and the couch for 400 for 1k total to four new roommates. However, one of the new roommates is friend A who alre...

2:04 AM
@juicifer thank you

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4:15 AM
@Jafe correct, of course
5:00 AM
CCCC: Yuri Gagarin's home, heartbroken (5)
@Jafe earth anagram :)
correct
only question is whether gagarin will continue to orbit the c4
changed the next gladys puzzle's gimmick again because it was too hard... lessee how many iterations this one takes
5:16 AM
@Jafe :)
CCCC: Invite me to celebration which has one of two possible qualities (6)
@oAlt par(I)ty
May 30 at 7:11, by msh210
@oAlt yep. Well found; I'd thought that that would last longer.
6:21 AM
CCCC: Healthy after campus rush (11)
6:31 AM
@Jafe hopefully the new gimmick is the lessor of two difficulties
7:23 AM
@msh210 GROUNDSWELL (rush) = GROUNDS (campus) + WELL (healthy)
@Stiv yep yep
cool cool
TIL
TLA
7:39 AM
@msh210 i'm sure i won't have the leased bit of trouble finishing it now
2

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9:36 AM
CCCC: Neighbourhood gripes include rejecting league with eight sides (9)
9:49 AM
I'm 90% there...
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Hello ladies and gentlemen, I have crafted my own number sequence puzzle. 14,8,98,86,58, ?, 34, 15, ?

@Stiv According to Collins, L can mean league in American English and tag on can mean to add something to, hence include, and an archaic meaning of gripe is to grasp, so this is LOCAL (neighborhood, as a descriptor) gripes TAG ON rejecting L, so (-l)OC(TAG ON)AL = octagonal, with eight sides
wow nicely solved
& nice red herrings in the clue
10:05 AM
@oAlt It is indeed :) Well done!
Thanks to both. I had even started to doubt whether octagonal was really the solution
CCCC: Piece by piece reversal, to understand (6)
@oAlt is this nugget (piece) as nug< (piece) + get (understand)?
@msh210 yep
CCCC: Finally, Gagarin has landed on ninth moon in the Kuiper belt (3)
@msh210 Wikipedia says Nix is a moon of Pluto, and that's (gagari)n + IX (ninth)
10:16 AM
sure is
CCCC: Tree left surrounded by those guys (3)
L surrounded by 'em = elm, a tree
@msh210 yes
CCCC: Huge macaroni lost at sea (12)
@msh210 astronomical anagram
10:23 AM
@oAlt no, it's just a regular anagram
(yes you're right of course)
:)
CCCC: Suez bank – it's ruined a country without access to the sea (10)
10:41 AM
UZBEKISTAN = SUEZBANKIT*
@DannyuNDos correct!
Yay!
oh wow, I was sure at first that it must be an anagram of suezbankit, and tried to find one long enough that I managed to convince myself that that's not the wordplay…
And a fun fact: Uzbekistan is actually doubly landlocked.
@DannyuNDos One of only two countries in the world...
10:44 AM
Yeah, the other being Lichtenstein.
(thumbsup)
If I had a nickel for every time I clued a doubly-landlocked country, I'd have two nickels, which isn't a lot, but it's weird that it happened twice, and that's all I'll get
11:00 AM
CCCC: An element cannot sanitate ― it will detonate soon! (8)
@DannyuNDos astatine, anagram of sanitate, with the anagram indicator being "detonate"?
Yup!
Though, I have a question. Does this count as a &lit?
CCCC: Dispenser distance (5)
@DannyuNDos only if the whole thing defines astatine and also the whole thing works as wordplay for the word astatine… I can see maybe the definition, but not the wordplay
just mho
(actually, I'm not sure I see how the wordplay works even if it's not an &lit)
11:18 AM
At the very least, I'd remove "cannot"
@Stiv I hope you're still open to playtesting...
@oAlt is this meter ddef (one who metes)?
@Stevo Generally yes, but I can't guarantee a super quick response at the moment as pretty busy with work... Happy to do it but bear with me!
I've beared with myself for 3 months, hopefully won't take another 3 months :)
@msh210 yes it is
11:27 AM
@oAlt nice clue
CCCC: Gagarin's first on island on face of planet or moon in the solar system (5)
thx
11:46 AM
@msh210 G(agarin) re (on, regarding) I (island) p(lanet) = Greip, a moon of Saturn
Thanks to Wikipedia
@oAlt yes indeed
i searched up moons starting with G when I was attempting it
I got this.
12:10 PM
Aug 10, 2022 at 8:51, by Stiv
CCCC: Acceptable in Tokyo (2)
CCCC: Active in Estonia (2)
on
@Stevo Yep
ah holy crap
now ive got to make one
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@Stevo You can use onetimesecret.com to ask me for help, I'll have to do something else more important anyway so I can't answer clues
12:19 PM
(i've got to sleep in a minute too so im panicking i wrote some clues somewhere)
oh right, timezone moment
I forgot how to bold text
two asterisks on one side and two asterisks also on the other
oh right
Either way I think I'm correct so ill go ahead
Saw it, yeah you can
12:25 PM
CCCC: Mess with evil to survive (4)
good night
@Stevo live anagram
should have chosen my other clue
@oAlt yeah
Lol
Good night
(at least my surface wasn't messy like last time)
Yeah that's also good
CCCC: Rest in a pool area (3)
12:30 PM
i got it but i dont wanna say it
relatable
cause then the latest i can make a clue would be 12 hours later
Every time I do I'll get distracted again
i dont even know if im correct
(I didn't see it, if that was your attempt. Had another tab open)
12:41 PM
Annoying cuz I thought of a clue
And I haven't slept yet
@oAlt NAP = _N A P_
@Stiv Yep!
Figured I'd take the CCCC westwards to a more awake timezone for you both!
Lol
1:06 PM
CCCC: 'County lines' gaffer man 'a ghost' (9)

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2:55 PM
@Stiv Fermanagh hidden word
3:18 PM
oh wow, I didn't even consider that
Just in case clarification is needed: line here can mean either "to cover the inner surface of (something), originally especially with linen", or "to fill" (both from Wiktionary)
@juicifer same, I thought it would be the county that would do the lining, and afaik line can also be represented as L so that was another thought
yeah I did briefly consider "lines" as LL and looked up welsh counties only to find that there were none starting with a double L
3:49 PM
Needs more reviews [I do not endorse any particular review action]:
https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/review/low-quality-posts/57953
https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/review/low-quality-posts/57960
https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/review/close/57942
https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/review/close/57945
Needs one more delete vote [I endorse an action, as the reviewers also unanimously did https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/review/low-quality-posts/57957]: https://puzzling.stackexchange.com/a/127491/
(as for why that last one isn't deleted - I think it was at positive score when the LQP review completed, which saved it from auto-deletion)
4:28 PM
@oAlt Yep!
CCCC: County with features of internal organs (6)
@bobble do people like this kind of review roundup? It's no real trouble for me to post it, say, once a week.
yeah it's fine

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5:39 PM
@oAlt Ew.
Was thinking of saying sorry for grossing out in advance lol
6:21 PM
@oAlt OFFALY = ddef
6:47 PM
@oAlt should've said awfully sorry
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9:07 PM
Ahh timezone differences indeed
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The answer to this puzzle is a word. No knowledge needed.

9:49 PM
@Stiv correct!
@msh210 still feels weird for me to see them as homophones but apparently they are
I've always pronounced the 'a' with the mouth more opened
@Stevo Yeah. But now I've been awoken
Tried to work with (-or)GA(-ns) for GALWAY before realising what was going on there :)
CCCC: He hears our secrets and (sadly) fires us, as follows convention (12)
Because sudden family duties
@Stiv Yeah that was slightly the intent haha
I'll go back to sleep... 3 hours isn't really a good amount of time for it...

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11:23 PM
@Stiv con + fessarius* (=he hears our secrets)