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A great distance left of center (4)

Axe that half-assed gag (20)

Doesn't give a toss when running away (2)

Unbundle the puzzle (8)

No longer the long time largest corporation (16)

Bum shoulder relieved (4)

Happens not to belong to us (6)

The top non-executive (6)

A dirty dirty place expunged (2)

Left this Earth in style (2)

Expelling the popular student stung (2)

Went downhill from the time they were truent (6)

Similar to my ... kinda

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1. middle 4. riddle 7. occurs

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fleeing

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8. summit 12. skipping

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EXXON

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baffle

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muzzle

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good stuff you two - fabpig takes the fourth one. and Y-san, must admit i flinched before opening your second spoiler.

A great distance left of center (4) middle - mile = dd by Yoruichi-san

Axe that half-assed gag (20) muzzle - mule = zz by fabpig

Doesn't give a toss when running away (2) fleeing - fling = ee by Yoruichi-san

Unbundle the puzzle (8) baffle bale = ff by fabpig

No longer the long time largest corporation (16) Exxon - eon = xx by fabpig

Bum shoulder relieved (4)

Happens not to belong to us (6) occurs - ours = cc by Yoruichi-san

The top non-executive (6) summit - suit = mm by Yoruichi-san

A dirty dirty place expunged (2)

Left this Earth in style (2)

Expelling the popular student stung (2)

Went downhill from the time they were truent (6) skipped - skied = pp by Yoruichi-san

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10. terra

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cant quite make the connection to your subracted word and the clue but could be persuaded. gonna say, "not that Y-san" for now.

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I think this will finish it.

Bum shoulder relieved (4) - beggar - bear = gg

A dirty dirty place expunged (2) - sooty - sty = oo

Left this Earth in style (2) - classy - clay = ss

Expelling the popular student stung (2) - conned - coed = nn

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cant quite make the connection to your subracted word and the clue but could be persuaded. gonna say, "not that Y-san" for now.

"not your cup of tea" ;P

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I think this will finish it.

Bum shoulder relieved (4) - beggar - bear = gg

A dirty dirty place expunged (2) - sooty - sty = oo

Left this Earth in style (2) - classy - clay = ss

Expelling the popular student stung (2) - conned - coed = nn

yes sir, all correct

"not your cup of tea" ;P

yeah Y-san, don't have OCD, just like java (2,8). have a bunch of these. may post more shortly.

A great distance left of center (4) middle - mile = dd by Yoruichi-san

Axe that half-assed gag (20) muzzle - mule = zz by fabpig

Doesn't give a toss when running away (2) fleeing - fling = ee by Yoruichi-san

Unbundle the puzzle (8) baffle - bale = ff by fabpig

No longer the long time largest corporation (16) Exxon - eon = xx by fabpig

Bum shoulder relieved (4) beggar - bear = gg by DudleyDude

Happens not to belong to us (6) occurs - ours = cc by Yoruichi-san

The top non-executive (6) summit - suit = mm by Yoruichi-san

A dirty dirty place expunged (2) sooty - sty = oo by DudleyDude

Left this Earth in style (2) classy - clay = ss by DudleyDude

Expelling the popular student stung (2) conned - coed = nn by DudleyDude

Went downhill from the time they were truent (6) skipped - skied = pp by Yoruichi-san

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I've looked at the spoilered answer above.

Am I missing a connection between the answers and the numbers in parentheses?

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its twice the value of the scabble letter score.

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ahh, the numbers in parenthesis represent the would be double letter scores in the game of Scrabble ©. meant as possible clues to winnow out potential letters. think it may have inadvertantly misled anyone familiar with typical cryptic clues (you there, fabpig?)

EDIT: right on phil1882, thanks

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Ah. I thought you could add a layer of complexity to the puzzles. The numbers could index in some way into the words to spell a single meta-answer.

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ahh, the numbers in parenthesis represent the would be double letter scores in the game of Scrabble ©. meant as possible clues to winnow out potential letters. think it may have inadvertantly misled anyone familiar with typical cryptic clues (you there, fabpig?)

EDIT: right on phil1882, thanks

I am indeed here.... the fact that all the numbers were even - and the 16!- epiphanised my lightbulb time .

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yeah Y-san, don't have OCD, just like java (2,8). have a bunch of these. may post more shortly.

Nah, according to my therapist I have ADD ^_^ . I also found many more of these while thinking about it...;P

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