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12:00 PM
So no bias, IDK
 
Next time I'm not on phone, I should go back and reread all of these excellent clues
 
But couldnt I assert "I don't know if <defender> has programming knowledge, so any clues about code are out"
 
Pass 1
 
aorta
 
AORTA
 
12:01 PM
I'm a migrant from PPCG, I do have programming knowledge
 
1 ✓
 
1 is correct
 
@MikeQ That's "we don't know" - we know for certain basically defender is not PSE person
Only defender-legal word I could think of :P
 
@Sherlock9 I notoriously don't code (with the exception of regex for Smokey), so that may have been directed at me :P
 
I would very much like to not be defending for the next hour or so. 20+ clues with poor Internet is not a great idea
ASCII only you are up
 
12:03 PM
Gtg :'-(
 
Oh yay
 
@Mithrandir Oh I see
 
It wasn't directed at anyone in particular. A better objection would be to clues like "Dog" for defending RU or "np" for defending SP, because those are specifically PSE-inside-jokes and yet nobody complains
 
@MikeQ tbh I think of it as a matter of sportsmanship here - e.g. if LotR was thrown at me I'd never get them, but I accept that there's gaps in my knowledge and personally don't mind the odd clue in moderation (learning new stuff, or something)
 
Well I guess what I'm saying is more Sherlock is basically guaranteed to get it while 90% of the attackers are
Crap I still don't have a word
 
12:06 PM
There have also been contact clues where the explanation was something like "It happened in a codenames game recently"
 
I agree with the objection for dog -> RU, etc. if the defender wasn't in on the jokes (having been on the receiving end of something similar)
 
Isn't that the whole point? Making clues so that the defender doesn't get them while the attackers do?
 
Sid
@Sp3000 my guess for 60 would have been Apis Indica
 
ASCII-only defending: S
 
Sid
And 25 was Andrew (Andrew Void because Rand Al'Thor said so)
 
12:09 PM
2: cellar
 
first clue and already have no idea
rip
 
3. Video game with an infamous broom closet
 
Contact 3
 
Sid
12. N_palum
 
Contact 3
 
12:10 PM
40: _////(:::)\_
contact 3
 
40: SPIDER
 
Sid
Contact 2 maybe?
 
40 ✔️
I hate markdown
 
+1 for the ASCII art
**_////(:::)\\_**
 
ASCII-only defending _////(:::)\_
 
12:12 PM
also where are the other two eyes
 
There are six-eyed spiders
 
9. Swan-logo jewellery brand
 
9: SWAROVSKI
 
Yup
 
1. Philosopher west of the pond
 
12:14 PM
97: Red Cross, inverted
 
44. Darkroom step after developer
 
contact 97
 
97: SWISS FLAG
 
13: Hobi Hobi
 
12:15 PM
1: SOCRATES?
 
contact 12
 
probably not though
 
1 Nope
 
PASS 3
 
97 correct
 
12:16 PM
Stanley parable
 
3. (The) Stanley Parable
 
3 Correct
 
Defending: SU
 
1 dies (SORCERER)
 
Sid
12 dies. It was SPY
 
12:17 PM
44 was stop bath (IIRC)
 
2 dies (seller)
 
41: Linux with a chameleon
 
41: SUSE
 
41 ✔️
 
5. Lazy one at the dinner table
 
12:18 PM
fun fact: I installed it on this laptop at the start of the year but my laptop didn't like (you may have heard this multiple times lol)
 
1: [su]
 
contact 5
 
1/7: ...
 
Sid
C5
 
contact 1/7
 
Sid
12:18 PM
Contact 1/7
 
1: SUPER USER
maybe
 
8: Early People
 
11: son
 
80. Limit that might not be obtained
 
42: Dinner
 
12:20 PM
Does anything from before survive
42: SUPPER
 
contact 42
 
1: yup
 
42 ✔️
 
I think 13 is still up
 
50: On the bridge with a sword but no uniform
 
12:21 PM
contact 50...
 
7: Assume an informal greeting posture
 
99: shocking rice soup
 
shocking? O_o
 
Contact 99
 
90: Robot's emotional last word
 
12:24 PM
PASS 99
 
62: celestial body
 
99 surprise?
 
c62
 
99 is surprise
Next letter
 
62: SUN
Defending: SUP
@Sherlock9 O_o how
 
12:25 PM
7 lives
 
explain 99?
 
62 is sun
 
@ASCII-only soup+rise :D
 
50 dies (SULU), 90 lives :)
 
SOUPRICE
 
12:26 PM
@Avigrail ... that's not rice
I'd have said shocking was an anagrind >_>
 
Old joke, was in the Marx Brothers
 
I will note that it's not a valid cryptic :P
 
8 dies, was Sumerians
 
5 was (lazy) Susan, 80 lives
 
11, 13 die
 
12:27 PM
c80
 
like cellar/seller it was son/sun
 
@JohnDvorak not sure why it's invalid, but it's a good pun :D
 
@Sherlock9 It's a valid clue just not a valid cryptic
 
I didn't say invalid clue, just invalid cryptic
 
Hmm
Next two letters don't really matter so:
PASS 80
 
12:29 PM
80 supremum
 
Yup
 
though "limit" isn't exactly accurate
 
Oh I see. Forgive my lack of PSE knowledge, but what's a cryptic?
 
Defending: SUPE
 
Oh I see. Forgive my lack of PSE knowledge, but what's a cryptic?
 
12:30 PM
48
Q: Cryptic Clue Guide

Deusovi This post is not a puzzle. There is nothing puzzly hidden inside it or the self-answer, posted at the same time. What exactly is a cryptic crossword clue, and how do I write one?

 
616: vigilante
 
@Sherlock9 See TSL's CCCC help pin ninja'd
616: SUPERHERO
possibly
 
@ASCII-only shouldn't there be another letter there?
 
@Sconibulus crap lost the next letter for a second :P
 
7 dies, was SUP+POSE
 
12:31 PM
616 is correct
 
3: FTL
 
5. The greatest of 5
 
9. Type of thunderstorm
 
3: SUPERLUMINAL
 
12:31 PM
84: better
 
3: yep
 
84: SUPERIOR
 
84 correct
 
9: SUPERCELL
maybe
 
9 is indeed supercell
 
12:32 PM
@MikeQ @Sp3000 status on 80 and 90?
what's with the sudden influx of easy clues btw
 
Both 5 and 90 are alive
 
(80 gave the last letter, it just wasn't removed from starboard)
 
what happened to 80 D: who cleared oh
 
80 was solved
 
13: Aliens
 
12:33 PM
@MikeQ >_> of course 5 is alive
 
Sorry, I'm somewhat distracted by @Avigrail's wireframe beast
 
nooo out of votes
 
56: Kent
 
@MikeQ Avigrail's... wait what
56: SUPERMAN
 
56 is correct
 
12:35 PM
60: Euphemize
 
Contact 5
 
44: -est
 
44: SUPERLATIVE
 
44 is correct
 
43: Black cat, perhaps
 
12:37 PM
contact 43
 
43: SUPERNATURAL
 
x
black cats aren't supernatural
 
45: Irradiated cat, perhaps
 
SUPER BAD LUCK SUPER FLUFFY rip no idea
 
c45
 
12:38 PM
45: SUPERPOSITION
possibly
 
45 Super correct
 
542. Fast food documentary
 
542: SUPERSIZE ME
 
Yup
 
also: 542?
 
12:40 PM
@ASCII-only enumeration
 
The actual film title has the first 2 as separate words
 
Oh
rolls mental (i.e. nonrandom) dice
PASS 5
 
5. (Lake) Superior
 
5. Check mark
 
Defending: SUPER
 
12:41 PM
43 lives
 
13 still up
 
60 was invalid because I am sleep deprived
 
54. Euphemistic (5, 4) song title
 
More clues pls
Looks like we only have one contact
 
44: x^4+y^4=1
 
12:44 PM
Well contact 43, 13 I guess (I thought you guessed 13 but it looked like you didn't)
 
1. Extraa letterr wouldd bee thiss
 
Contact 1
 
9001: ...
 
34. Chimney sweep and nanny number
 
45: redundant with a disease inside
 
12:45 PM
9001 is the best. contact
 
9001: SUPER SAIYAN?
 
Contact 45
 
9001 nice
 
9001: Kame hame correct
 
Kamehamewaitwhatthatisn'thowitgoes
 
12:47 PM
contact 45, 34
 
44: SUPERELLIPSE
 
44 ✔️
 
45: SUPERFLUOUS?
 
45 ✔️
 
2. This is the best clue and everyone else's clue is bad
 
12:50 PM
PASS 1
 
I believe 1 is also superfluous
 
rip lol
 
1✔️ and that's why 45 was superfluously superfluous
 
Defending: SUPERC
 
13 dies
 
12:51 PM
90 dies, was SUPERMAN, but don't worry it's not really dead. 2 lives.
 
54 is Super Bass, 34 stays
 
46:
 
Contact 46
 
46: SUPERCONDUCTOR
 
46 ✔️
 
12:53 PM
Status of 43?
 
uncontact 43 if it lives
 
43 dies
 
Superstitious?
 
superstition ✔️
 
3. LHC
 
12:54 PM
c3
 
3: SUPERCOLLIDER
 
3 ✔️
 
(I've been thinking of cluing that but wasn't sure whether it was actually correct)
 
I don't think it is correct
 
Well
Not all of us are nuclear physicists
 
12:55 PM
All's fair in love and Contact, but I was just wondering for personal curiosity :P
 
Yeah apparently the Super Collider is different
 
Maintaining contact on 34
 
Well I'm low on words, so might as well get it out of the way:
 
Also I definitely didn't think it was correct, I would have clued synchrotron
 
9. Lower to near absolute zero
 
12:57 PM
contact 9
 
9: SUPERCOOL
 
9. Yup
(I also have a clue in mind but it'd probably be mean, but I'm low on other SUPERC* words now)
 
PASS 34
@Sp3000 pls, we need more clues
 
34 is SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS
 
12:58 PM
oh
oh .-.
 
Yeah that
 
>_> <_< >_> <_<
Defending: SUPERCE
 
Ah, okay
2 dies (SUPERCILIOUS)
2': This is the new clue 2
 
2': SUPERCEDE
 
2' check mark
 

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