Final Arrangements

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Re: Final Arrangements


Post by ChrisKochmanski » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:15 pm

ChrisKochmanski wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:30 pm
Off the couch!

Yes, Bird Lives, you're evoking feelings of MMMM -- which is a good thing!
Update: Turns out I had only part of the answer. (I hadn't read the whole request.)

Now completely off the couch (and hunting in the fridge for a treat).

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Post by madhatter5 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:41 pm

Off the couch!
" ... so the calamitous rollout of MEOW #6 became shrouded in the apocrypha of early Earth, and -- some scholars contend -- was the proximate cause of the Thousand Centuries of Darkness which were soon to follow ..." -- Encyclopedia Galactica

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Post by cbarbee002 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:58 pm

After an embarrassingly silly initial submission (hey, Bird DID say it was easy - - but not nearly as easy as I wanted to make it) and a redirect, I'm OTC, and a little wiser for the experience. Fun puzzle. Now off to celebrate the Tide's win . . .

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Post by Anita » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:20 pm

I'm camped out on the couch. However, I'll have another look now that I see the revised prompt.

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Post by hcbirker » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:19 pm

The new prompt did the trick! Thanks Jay for a lovely puzzle!

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Post by KayW » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:27 am

It took the revised instructions and a bit of a shove, but I'm now completely off the couch :couch_and_lamp: That was a fun puzzle!

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Post by FKelly » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:14 am

Submitted something that seems very familiar, but not sure I understand the instructions completely.
I only had the title part of the answer. Now, I see both sides. OTC
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Post by Dow Jones » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:25 am

Off the couch (unconfirmed). Fun puzzle and meta. Thank you, Jay !

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Post by Bird Lives » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:05 am

My instructions may have been ambiguous as to what was required in an answer. Since the point is to find what’s hiding in the grid, I’m flexible on answers as long as it’s clear that you’ve found them.

Just to clarify. There are two songs. One is suggested by elements of the puzzle that also constitute the title of an album. The other song title has nothing to do with that. And if you submitted those, it’s obvious that you also knew who was in the Hall of Fame even if you neglected to say so.

Despite my clumsy instructions, the list of solvers has grown to include

14. whimsy
15. madhatter5
16. cbarbee002
17. ReB
18. hcbirker
19. KayW
20. Dow Jones

That said, here are some nudges.

1. The title is of more help if you’re familiar with British-style cryptics, Their clues have lots of words that indicate an anagram (try wikipedia for "cryptic clues" and scroll down to Anagrams).

2. This one is something you probably already figured out.
Look in the long entries.

3. This nudge requires some decrypting. Maybe it’s useful only after you’ve solved the meta, but I’m including it anyway.
These guys may be of help: Alpert the trumpter, Score the pitcher, Gardner the playwright, Ritts the photograper.

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Post by Bird Lives » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:25 pm

One more. Just because it’s hidden under the “spoiler” sign doesn’t mean it’s a real nudge. It might be more of a distraction since it has nothing to do with the songs in the meta, only with who’s in the Hall of Fame. It’s in puzzle format, and probably will serve more to amuse those who have gotten the meta than to help those who haven’t.


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Post by Hector » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:00 pm

Got it post-prompt-revision and pre-nudges. Thanks, Bird!

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Post by Dave C » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:44 pm

Off the couch, but only after the nudges..

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Post by lbray53 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:59 pm

Off the couch. I needed the last "spoiler not a real nudge" which was a fun puzzle by itself and headed me in the right direction.

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Post by Laura M » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:04 pm

Nudged off the couch, finally. Great construction!

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Post by Hidden in 3D » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:20 am

Off the couch, with nudges, and two great songs running through my mind!

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Post by Abide » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:01 pm

Got it finally. Needed everything!😜

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