"[Re]-Key Ingredients"

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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TMart
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"[Re]-Key Ingredients"

#1

Post by TMart » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:59 am

Good morning, and welcome to Muggle Meta Monday! This weekโ€™s puzzle is called โ€œ[Re]-Key Ingredientsโ€, and the meta answer is a six-letter food made from some key ingredients.


Please send answers/comments/complaints to me via PM. I will post some nudges on Wednesday, and the full solution next Sunday.


Al, Brian and Peter are setting the bar pretty high, with prizes, leaderboards, etc. While Iโ€™ll do my best to put up a leaderboard, the only prize you can hope for here is the personal satisfaction of having solved a meta (which is far more joy than any mug can bring!)


Thanks for playing, and for giving me a place to indulge one of my more acceptable obsessions. As Stephen King once said, there are men and women in padded rooms all over the world who are not so lucky! :lol:


Tom


Re-Key Ingredients.pdf

Re-Key Ingredients.puz

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#2

Post by Dplass » Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:57 am

Off the couch. Very cool construction!

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#3

Post by Schmeel » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:09 am

Off the couch!
There's a lot going on there.

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#4

Post by Beth Tyrpin » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:56 am

๐Ÿ›‹๐Ÿ›‹๐Ÿ›‹๐Ÿ›‹๐Ÿ›‹


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#6

Post by hazmat » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:35 am

Fun one!

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#7

Post by Tom Wilson » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:39 am

Off the couch ... with hats off to Tom & Co. for sharing such well-crafted (and delightfully devious) puzzles. A gifted and generous crew, indeed.

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#8

Post by Richard B. » Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:06 am

OTC. Monday crew rules!

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#9

Post by Laura M » Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:08 am

Off the couch! Very fun!

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#10

Post by Joe Ross » Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:14 am

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#11

Post by ChrisKochmanski » Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:31 am

Off the couch. And now tempted to indulge! (It has been decades.)

What a fun puzzle for a Monday morning!

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#12

Post by Dannyvee » Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:03 am

Off the couch- great meta!

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#13

Post by spotter » Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:14 am

I believe I'm off the couch on this one, fun puzzle! Not too difficult today which I was grateful for.

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#14

Post by boharr » Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:08 pm

I was nudged off the couch. Landed right on my brain. Good thing it's so thick.

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#15

Post by Hector » Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:08 pm

Fun wun. Thanks, Tom!

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#16

Post by m5rammy » Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:49 pm

Hi, I'm new here. I see a lot of people saying "Off the couch". Even after a quick google, not sure what is meant, unless it is just "I was sitting down to solve this. I completed the puzzle and meta so I got up, to do other things".
Is that it?

R

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#17

Post by boharr » Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:53 pm

m5rammy wrote: โ†‘
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:49 pm
Hi, I'm new here. I see a lot of people saying "Off the couch". Even after a quick google, not sure what is meant, unless it is just "I was sitting down to solve this. I completed the puzzle and meta so I got up, to do other things".
Is that it?

R
Welcome and congratulations.

The phrase Off the Couch has become the phrase solvers use to indicate they have solved the MMM puzzle.

It's like the phrase On Shore that solvers use to indicate they have solved the WSJ contest.

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#18

Post by Cindy » Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:56 pm

solved - nice

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#19

Post by Meg » Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:03 pm

Great puzzle!! Thank you. Iโ€™m ๐Ÿ›‹

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#20

Post by whimsy » Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:11 pm

boharr wrote: โ†‘
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:53 pm
m5rammy wrote: โ†‘
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:49 pm
Hi, I'm new here. I see a lot of people saying "Off the couch". Even after a quick google, not sure what is meant, unless it is just "I was sitting down to solve this. I completed the puzzle and meta so I got up, to do other things".
Is that it?

R
Welcome and congratulations.

The phrase Off the Couch has become the phrase solvers use to indicate they have solved the MMM puzzle.

It's like the phrase On Shore that solvers use to indicate they have solved the WSJ contest.
Huh --- between this and the last paragraph of TMart's "here's the puzzle" post, you've all helped me see things in a new way (and isn't that the point :) ) ----
I guess Woody Allen could never play along because maybe it means finally out of analysis!
(I'm still on the darned thing since I'm only just about to print.)

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