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A Panoply of Stupid Hijinks

The Dijkstra Triplets (Stuart, Kirsten, and Elizabeth)

The answers to the clues below all share a common trait. When aligned by their commonality, in the order provided, an additional word will be spelled out.

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Some plausible answers to June’s query concerning the fourth batch of L’Ishing du Gwujlang/Lusrveer mnemonically merged definitions (MMDs) are presented below:

  • If single digit numbers with three-part factorizations remain, then eights stay.
  • That which beats talent licks skill.
  • To pronounce a single-spotted die is to say “ace”.
  • A harmless visage is a safe face.
  • The highest ranking cauldron is the top pot.
  • To traverse sleepy interludes is to span naps.
  • That which glissades pickets skates stakes.
  • Exposés on spies are spooks scoops.
  • One who looks at ladder rungs scopes spokes.
  • One who might target may aim.
  • A castle on the crest is a peak keep.
  • A tertiary insufficiency is a third dearth.
  • A vessel rescue is a vase save.
  • To refrigerate a Greek letter is to ice psi.
  • To support a taxi is to back a cab.
  • To aggressively promote a ball sport is to flog golf.
  • That which prevents blemishes stops spots.
  • A domesticated partner is a tame mate.
  • To create a strip of lead for holding glass together is to make a came.

Thanks to David Avellan-Hultman, Johan Ellingsen, Vincent Fish, and Vince Wilson for their contributions to the decipherment. Each will receive a prize for their help.

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