Episode #260 Contest: "Symbol of Togetherness"

Meta crosswords from Lollapuzzoola creator and host Brian Cimmet, offered from time to time through the Fill Me In podcast, which is hosted by Mr. Cimmet and Ryan Hecht. More information available here: https://bemoresmarter.com/
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Re: Episode #260 Contest: "Symbol of Togetherness"

#21

Post by Al Sisti » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:28 pm

ChrisKochmanski wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:25 pm
I came to this one late. With quite a bit of googling, I got it. Great fun, but no way could I have solved it without the googling. To any who could solve it without googling, I salute you.

Googling or not, a terrific puzzle. How do you constructors keep coming up with these things? (I'm thankful you do!)
Terrific puzzle, and absolutely no way I would've gotten it without Mr. G. as a solving partner.

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#22

Post by mokelfish » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:06 am

This is satisfying to work on, but I'm not entirely sure I've got the right meta answer, as I still have 1-2 answers I'm not sure of, and the answer I have seems a little arbitrary. I might be missing a step. Could use a hint or nudge if anyone wants to provide one.

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#23

Post by Laura M » Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:23 pm

I think I'm past the deadline anyway and I wasn't sure I was going try this one, but I'm glad I did! It was a lot of fun! I don't think I made any wrong turns, but the two-word phrase I ended up with, while it seems to fit in many ways is... not exactly a commonly used phrase, I think? Possibly there's a last step that eluded me. Anyway, great puzzle!

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#24

Post by Hector » Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:35 pm

This one should be 100%. And there certainly is a distinctive "last step."

Happy to nudge folks if you tell me what you've got so far.

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#25

Post by BarbaraK » Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:19 pm

Laura M wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:23 pm
I think I'm past the deadline anyway and I wasn't sure I was going try this one, but I'm glad I did! It was a lot of fun! I don't think I made any wrong turns, but the two-word phrase I ended up with, while it seems to fit in many ways is... not exactly a commonly used phrase, I think? Possibly there's a last step that eluded me. Anyway, great puzzle!
I don’t specifically remember, but these contests normally run two weeks, so you’ve still got time.

(Edited to remove incorrect info. See below.)

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#26

Post by BarbaraK » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:20 am

From the new podcast, the deadline will be noon ET this coming Saturday, Sept 19.

That evening, Brian and Ryan will solve it on their stream. They actually know the answer already since people have been emailing it but they haven’t looked at the puzzle yet so they don’t know where it comes from. (And I don’t think knowing the answer is actually much help in solving this one.)

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#27

Post by mokelfish » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:19 pm

FINALLY solved this one, with help from 2 other muggles. I was making it more complicated than it is, due to a couple of wrong answers/right answer in the wrong place. The theme is definitely in line with previous Foggy metas I've done/seen done.

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