Episode #264 Contest: "Rhyme Time Crime"

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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Episode #264 Contest: "Rhyme Time Crime"

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Post by Richard B. » Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:01 am

Episode 264:
http://bit.ly/fmi264con
The answer is a six letter word.

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#2

Post by Cindy » Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:34 am

This is a great puzzle.

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#3

Post by BarbaraK » Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:44 am

Glad to have a regular crossword meta again. And a fun one at that.

I wonder if some people will get the answer without seeing the last step and think it a bit inelegant when it's actually all neatly tied up.

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#4

Post by Richard B. » Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:54 am

I pretty sure I have it. Can I PM someone for confirmation?

[edit] I'm 100% on this. Agree with Barbara about last steps.
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#5

Post by boharr » Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:29 pm

Got it.

EDIT: Took a nudge, but now I have it wrapped up.
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#6

Post by LesY » Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:51 pm

Solved. Great puzzle by Foggy!

I don’t have time to invest in the Puzzle Boat, but definitely wish I did. Good luck to everyone pulling a crew together!

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#7

Post by Cindy » Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:00 pm

I am so excited to see the puzzle pack on Saturday. And I am so pleased with those that have joined the Kitchendiva boat! We all wish we had more time - we will just do the puzzles when we should be sleeping!

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Post by Hector » Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:26 pm

Neat.

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Post by Meg » Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:29 pm

That was fun! A lovely series of ahas.

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Post by damefox » Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:54 pm

Is there a .puz file?

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Post by BarbaraK » Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:07 pm

No, just the pdf

Joe would probably make an excel for online solving if anyone asks.

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#12

Post by Joe Ross » Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:10 pm

BarbaraK wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:07 pm
No, just the pdf

Joe would probably make an excel for online solving if anyone asks.
I will, Barbara. Thank you. Please ask, as long as it is not a puzzle to which you don't subscribe.

It's difficult to keep up with which are subscription-based & which aren't. Also, as in the case of crosshare.org's excellent puzzles, the creators instruct that or may prefer solving & submitting via the online form for tracking statistics.

I'd rather that the creators tell me that published spreadsheet forms for their puzzles are allowed & wanted. I do not want to post without permission nor deter traffic from creators' websites.

As it stands, I create Excel forms & publish links for WSJCC (permission received) & MMM (permission assumed - Creators: let me know if you'd rather not). I also create & share MGWCC & MMMM with subscribers who let me know that they want them. I have created for other metas posted here, but I am not 100% sure that creators welcome them, nor if muggles use them.

FWIW: The most effective use of Excel for solving puzzles is for the WSJ weekly Number Puzzles, Killer Sudoku, in particular, if other nerds, like me, solve them.

Anyone may PM me with questions or comments, or post to the Solving ... Metas Using Excel topic. Your ideas & feedback are welcome & essential. Severe criticism is welcome, but may be better left for PMs. ;)

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Post by Laura M » Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:15 pm

Got it! Fun! (Not submitting) Still a little confused on one point, but overall a great puzzle.

Edit: Probably my confusion is due to not seeing the last step that Barbara mentioned, I'll look further.

Edit 2: O.K., NOW I got it all. And yes, it is possible to get the answer without quite understanding everything :-) Thanks for mentioning that everything should tie together neatly!

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