"A Foggy Day" - August 5, 2020

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"A Foggy Day" - August 5, 2020

#1

Post by Meg » Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:01 am

By Francis Heaney. Difficulty 5/5
This puzzle has a 2-part answer.
The deadline is midnight, Sunday, Aug. 9.
Good luck!

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#2

Post by Meg » Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:03 am

Very nice! I love the inksaver PDF.

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#3

Post by Hector » Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:13 pm

Fun one.

I'm grateful too that it got me to look up usage discussions about a word that had made me uneasy.

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Post by oldjudge » Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:23 pm

Great recommendation. The puzzle is a blast. Thanks Meg!

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#5

Post by Meg » Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:33 pm

Hector wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:13 pm
Fun one.

I'm grateful too that it got me to look up usage discussions about a word that had made me uneasy.
So then I had to go looking in my grid for a word that could make you uneasy...
An alternate for donkey?
Bugs bunny's nemesis?
Something in Yiddish?

I’m intrigued

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#6

Post by Hector » Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:09 pm

I've PMed Meg to explain. Others can PM me or wait & I'll post it after the deadline. Upshot is that there's nothing at all problematic here.

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Post by Cindy » Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:09 pm

Solved. Had the second part hours ago. Had to figure out the path to get there.

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Post by Al Sisti » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:08 pm

Fun one (and I just subscribed at 8:39, so sometimes I get it)

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#9

Post by Joe » Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:13 am

This was so much fun! Took a minute to get the last piece, but I loved it. Every single puzzle ACVX publishes is a gem.

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#10

Post by ChrisKochmanski » Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:02 am

Found this puzzle after the submission deadline, but wanted a meta to do over morning coffee -- and ended up having to come back to it, juggling it with a deadline work task and WSJCC and other interruptions, several times over the course of a couple days.

Fun solve, though I needed a nudge on part 2. Now I'm saying "D'oh!" because I really think I should have been able to get it, on my own, much quicker than I did.

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