"United in Duet"

A weekly meta crossword created by members of the forum. Difficulty levels will vary. Hints are usually available starting Wednesday, and solutions are posted on Sunday.
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"United in Duet"

#1

Post by damefox » Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:22 am

Welcome to the first Muggle Meta Monday of 2021! The puzzle can be found on Crosshare, here: https://crosshare.org/crosswords/qujMRpvIzUcNdXpQrFcr. The meta answer is a six-letter word.

I have a feeling this one will play pretty hard. I'd say a solid week 4 on the Gaffney scale, but also I may be very bad at judging these things and it could wind up being a week 1, or just plain impossible. I'm aiming for a week 4. I'll post nudges on Wednesday and a solution on Sunday afternoon.

Happy solving, and Happy New Year!

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#2

Post by ChrisKochmanski » Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:25 am

Yikes! Pretty hard, huh? I'm saving it for tonight. With various things to attend to today, I don't want to be too distracted!

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#3

Post by damefox » Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:37 am

Reassuringly, one person has already solved it (I'll post a leaderboard tonight), so it's not impossible!

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#4

Post by ChrisKochmanski » Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:55 am

damefox wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:37 am
Reassuringly, one person has already solved it (I'll post a leaderboard tonight), so it's not impossible!
Oh, I'm definitely looking forward to it. Just need to get out and about right now. (Safely, to be sure. In fact, my day today includes a Covid test, for a minor periodontic procedure later in the week.)

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#5

Post by Joe Ross » Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:57 am


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#6

Post by Hector » Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:31 am

Dechesterfielded!

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#7

Post by TMart » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:21 pm

Off the couch! Great meta.

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#8

Post by oldjudge » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:23 pm

Is there a pdf available so I can print it out?

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#9

Post by Joe Ross » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:28 pm

oldjudge wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:23 pm
Is there a pdf available so I can print it out?
A PDF can be created/printed from the PUZ file.

20210104 MMM damefox United in Duet PDF from PUZ

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#10

Post by oldjudge » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:32 pm

Joe-That didn't work for me-when I tried to print the image was too small so that the clues were unreadable. Can it be made into a pdf? Thanks for the effort!

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#11

Post by Joe Ross » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:38 pm

oldjudge wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:32 pm
Joe-That didn't work for me-when I tried to print the image was too small so that the clues were unreadable. Can it be made into a pdf? Thanks for the effort!
You're welcome, Jay. :)

The PDF created from the PUZ file opened from the crosshare online form (with some minimal editing) is linked above & below. Clicking on will open it in a new tab, or bring you to the file in OneDrive. In either case, download or save the file to your own drive.

20210104 MMM damefox United in Duet PDF from PUZ

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#12

Post by damefox » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:39 pm

Here is a link to a downloadable PDF version: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_chOts ... sp=sharing.

PS - If anyone has figured out how to get the Description field from Crossword Compiler to appear on a PDF I would love to know.

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#13

Post by oldjudge » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:45 pm

Never mind-you just needed to fool with the magnification--thank you!

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#14

Post by Dannyvee » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:59 pm

Awaiting confirmation but pretty sure I’m off the couch
Great meta!

Edit: Confirmed!

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#15

Post by Bird Lives » Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:21 pm

oldjudge wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:32 pm
Joe-That didn't work for me-when I tried to print the image was too small so that the clues were unreadable. Can it be made into a pdf? Thanks for the effort!
In Crossshare, go to More in the upper right, then Print Puzzle. It should give you a .pdf, which you can print and save.

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#16

Post by DrTom » Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:37 pm

I believe I may just have stumbled into the clearing! Waiting for confirmation but I think I am ready to transport.

EDIT: Confirmed - well that was fun! Probably not a week 4 if I got it that early, but not simple either. I think it really depend on how lucky one gets, the second thing I tried, with a little finagling, worked.
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#17

Post by Abide » Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:25 pm

Welcome back to MMM! Nice puzzle- quite harmonious. I think the difficulty level is just right.

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#18

Post by Meg » Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:37 pm

I’m awaiting confirmation, but feel great. This was an excellent puzzle.
Confirmed. If you are composing a new pm, and you don’t type in a subject, you think you’re submitting when you hit the submit button, but you’re not. I’ve done this too many times!
Last edited by Meg on Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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#19

Post by Meg » Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:41 pm

oldjudge wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:23 pm
Is there a pdf available so I can print it out?
Jay,
In Acrosslite, you can email the puzzle out as a pdf. I suggest emailing it to yourself.

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#20

Post by damefox » Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:49 pm

Meg wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:37 pm
I’m awaiting confirmation, but feel great. This was an excellent puzzle.
I would love to confirm your answer, but I haven't gotten it! If you're starting a new PM, make sure you hit "Add" after you type in a username.

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