"Crown Jewels"

A weekly meta crossword created by members of the forum. Difficulty levels will vary. Solutions will be posted after noon on Sundays.
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"Crown Jewels"

#1

Post by BrianMac » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:37 am

Hello and welcome to Meta Monday! :D

I hope you enjoy this puzzle entitled "Crown Jewels."

The answer to the meta is a well-known '80s-'90s television sitcom.

Crown Jewels.puz

Crown Jewels.pdf

As always, feel free to PM me your solution and any feedback. I will post the solution on Sunday, and give hints if needed on Wednesday. Thanks!
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#2

Post by Joe Ross » Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:36 pm


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#3

Post by BarbaraK » Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:42 pm

I think I have it. I’ll pm Brian.

I loved the mechanism, but it took a bit of trial and error, googling, and speculation to turn it into an answer.

Not a show I’m familiar with, but that reflects more on my ignorance of sitcoms than how well known this one is.

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#4

Post by Al Sisti » Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:58 pm

BarbaraK wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:42 pm


Not a show I’m familiar with, but that reflects more on my ignorance of sitcoms than how well known this one is.
What?? You're not familiar with "At Home with Margaret Cho," where this week, Margaret plays host to that madcap Yma Sumac?

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#5

Post by boharr » Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:00 pm

Al Sisti wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:58 pm
BarbaraK wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:42 pm


Not a show I’m familiar with, but that reflects more on my ignorance of sitcoms than how well known this one is.
What?? You're not familiar with "At Home with Margaret Cho," where this week, Margaret plays host to that madcap Yma Sumac?
Hey, is that a spoiler? :lol:

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#6

Post by Hector » Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:08 pm

Fun. Thanks, Brian! I'm only at 90%, so will PM.

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#7

Post by joequavis » Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:27 pm

Loved the grid and the steps. Nice job, Brian! Like others, I think I have it...
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#8

Post by Cindy » Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:38 pm

Brian - sent you a PM

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#9

Post by BrianMac » Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:59 pm

I have edited the prompt to read:
The answer to the meta is a well-known '80s-'90s television sitcom.
I changed it from this at the last minute this morning, but with 4/4 answers so far all the same wrong answer, now I remember why I originally worded it the way I did. Sorry for the confusion. :oops:

I'll edit the files this afternoon.

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Post by Hector » Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:06 pm

99% this time. Very cool.

Edit: BrianMac confirms. Coincidentally, this is not the first time I've missed this particular answer for a meta.
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#11

Post by Abide » Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:05 pm

Nice grid! Nothing apparent on meta. I think this one's going in the back pocket....

[5 minutes later-- I see Step 1--putting puzzle back in pocket for good karma]

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Post by Cindy » Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:03 pm

Abide wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:05 pm
Nice grid! Nothing apparent on meta. I think this one's going in the back pocket....

[5 minutes later-- I see Step 1--putting puzzle back in pocket for good karma]
Well done. Wish I knew what to do beyond step one. Maybe I’ll try putting it in a back pocket.

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Post by Laura M » Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:11 pm

Off the couch! Fun one!

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#14

Post by joequavis » Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:12 pm

Hector wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:06 pm
Edit: BrianMac confirms. Coincidentally, this is not the first time I've missed this particular answer for a meta.
Ha ha you and me both!

Updated my submission to what I'm sure is the correct answer.
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Post by Abide » Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:40 pm

Back pocket worked out nicely. Awaiting confirmation. I also see the more current sitcom.

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#16

Post by oldjudge » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:16 pm

Nudged into a solution-neat puzzle. Thanks Brian!

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#17

Post by FrankieHeck » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:21 pm

Almost certain I got the right answer. Very enjoyable grid and meta!

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#18

Post by Meg » Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:22 pm

So many tunnels. Hours of afternoon fun! But I think I have it now.

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#19

Post by MarkL » Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:24 pm

BrianMac wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:59 pm
I have edited the prompt to read:
The answer to the meta is a well-known '80s-'90s television sitcom.
I changed it from this at the last minute this morning, but with 4/4 answers so far all the same wrong answer, now I remember why I originally worded it the way I did. Sorry for the confusion. :oops:

I'll edit the files this afternoon.
There goes my early TV S.W.A.G. Back to the drawing board. Hmmmmm...
'tis... A lovely day for a Guinness!

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#20

Post by ChrisKochmanski » Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:55 pm

Off the Adirondack chair on the deck of the rental beach house on Lake Michigan! (Beautiful sunset, by the way.)

Though I needed a nudge to get started, I very much enjoyed this puzzle. For me there were multiple stages of “Huh?? Oh, wait, I think I’m seeing something.” With rabbit holes in between. Fun!

Good one, Brian!

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