#33 - "Set Pieces" – September 9, 2020

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#33 - "Set Pieces" – September 9, 2020

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Post by ChrisKochmanski » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:40 am

This, I understand, is the first contest crossword since Fireball Crosswords returned from summer vacation.

Peter Gordon is looking for a twelve-letter answer hinted at by the puzzle.

I've submitted. Have fun!

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Post by MikeM000 » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:45 am

Going to submit now...nice stuff!

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Post by Hector » Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:58 am

Week-1-ish. You don't need to solve on paper, but at looking at the pdf will help.

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Post by TMart » Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:08 pm

This was fun. Love the concept - so much you could do along those lines.

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Post by oldjudge » Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:22 pm

Very innovative idea. Not hard, but fun. Now on to PGW.

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Post by Abide » Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:46 pm

That's why this forum is so great. I've been floundering for 30 minutes trying different things.
Read the comments; get renewed confidence; take a fresh look; solution pops out in 30 seconds.

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Post by Al Sisti » Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:17 pm

Abide wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:46 pm
That's why this forum is so great. I've been floundering for 30 minutes trying different things.
Read the comments; get renewed confidence; take a fresh look; solution pops out in 30 seconds.
Well I've done the first part of your recipe for success... now to flip the egg timer and finish it!

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Post by Cindy » Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:59 pm

Solved

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#9

Post by markhr » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:31 pm

Considering the theme, this could have been much harder than it was.
I still enjoyed it.

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Post by Meg » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:22 pm

Fun and fast!

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Post by Joe » Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:22 am

Wow, I certainly overthought that one! Same experience as Abide. Nothing > Look at these comments > Solve instantly

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Post by bhamren » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:05 pm

Stupidly I only looked at one "standard" setup in my search images that had white on the top side and black on the bottom. Too busy prepping the house to sell to care.

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