"Cornerstones"

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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BrianMac
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"Cornerstones"

#1

Post by BrianMac » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:01 pm

Hello and welcome to Meta Monday! :D

I hope you enjoy this puzzle entitled "Cornerstones."

The answer to the meta is something you might use to construct a building.

Cornerstones.pdf

I suggest printing out the PDF and solving on paper. The puzzle contains unnumbered squares that cannot be accurately replicated in PUZ format. You can still solve the PUZ format, but you may have issues collaborating with others, since the numbering on the PDF will not match the PUZ. Cornerstones.puz

As always, feel free to PM me your answer 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 Hector » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:48 pm

PMed a guess . . . Interesting, chewy mechanism and enjoyable grid. Thanks, Brian!

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#3

Post by Meg » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:53 pm

This was fun! Pming momentarily.

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#4

Post by Cindy » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:54 pm

Solved - sent pm

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#5

Post by spotter » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:56 pm

Solved - I believe. Sending a PM!

edit: confirmed. I thought this was a really cool and different puzzle, thanks Brian!
Last edited by spotter on Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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#6

Post by Meg » Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:20 pm

On second look, the mechanism of this meta is rather amazing! Oh, and 🛋

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#7

Post by Joe Ross » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:01 pm

Link to 20200914 MMM BrianMac Cornerstones Excel blank.xlxs

[EDIT1: THIS TEMPLATE WORKS VERY WELL WITH THIS PUZZLE.]
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#8

Post by ChrisKochmanski » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:46 pm

Off the couch!

Awaiting Brian's confirmation ...

EDIT: Confirmed!
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#9

Post by oldjudge » Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:21 pm

Off the couch, I think. Fun puzzle-great job Brian!

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#10

Post by Laura M » Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:28 pm

Off the couch (I have no doubt)! Enjoyed this one a lot!

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#11

Post by Joe Ross » Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:44 pm

🚶🏻🛋️

Excellent, Brian!

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#12

Post by LesY » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:20 pm

Great puzzle, Brian! Thanks for taking the time to construct it.

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#13

Post by hcbirker » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:40 pm

Waiting for Brian, but I'm confident. Fun and different!
Heidi

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#14

Post by BarbaraK » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:45 pm

Off the couch. Fun!

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#15

Post by boharr » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:51 pm

Off the couch. Clever puzzle. Thank you.

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#16

Post by Richard B. » Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:05 pm

Off the couch. Thanks, Brian. Nicely “constructed”.

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#17

Post by Abide » Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:15 pm

Off the davenport. Very imaginative!

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#18

Post by Laura M » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:48 pm

Abide wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:15 pm
Off the davenport. Very imaginative!
My grandma always said davenport! I don't think I've ever heard it from anyone else.

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#19

Post by TMart » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:57 am

Off the couch! What a great puzzle with a new and interesting mechanism. Lots of fun and very creative - thanks, Brian!

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#20

Post by KayW » Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:39 pm

Off the couch! (After an amusing detour I'll explain post-deadline)

Agreed - this was a very innovative mechanism. I don't recall seeing one like this before and enjoyed it greatly. Thanks, Brian!

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