Know no End

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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DrTom
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Know no End

#1

Post by DrTom » Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:46 pm

So, I’m back with what I hope is a much better puzzle than last time. As per usual I had a lot of help but I think it really made for a better puzzle. Oh, and you don’t have to worry about the allergeny death anagrams; I won’t do that again (well except for this intro of course). Plus I had to eliminate all my good puns that I had painted on the ceiling before the puzzle would be allowed in the Sisti-ene Chapel.

I’d say this is about a solid 2 but I’d imagine that is going to vary by solver. I will post some nudges on Wednesday if people need them.

In the meantime, please enjoy. PM me with your answers/questions and I will try to keep a leader board. Bear with me because I am working Thursday and Friday so I’ll be slow to post after Wednesday.

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#3

Post by Schmeel » Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:44 am

I finally got to see an MMM puzzle early on Monday! Being in Israel I usually see it much later in the day.
DrTom - Thanks for posting early - it was almost an MMS!
I solved the grid on the bus ride on the way to work, and the meta on my lunch break. I'm a little uncertain about a couple of things - I'll wait for confirmation.
Great puzzle! Thanks!

Edit: Confirmation received - off the couch!
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#4

Post by Meg » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:37 am

I submitted. Now it’s just a waiting game.....
And we have leapt off the settee. Lots of wonderful clues right in my wheelhouse cuz I’m not as young as the cabana boy.
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#5

Post by RPardoe » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:49 am

Ditto (submitted, awaiting a response)
Postscript - response received, submission confirmed.

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#6

Post by DrTom » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:12 am

Whoops! A solver pointed out that I forgot to include the meta hint in the initial post. It is:

The answer to the meta is something that can be Read or Red.

Though judging but the early solvers I think most of you either won't need it or have found it in the online versions. Sorry for the boo boo. Off to the Dermatologist (important for Floridians) I'll post a leader board when I get back!

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#7

Post by Bob cruise director » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:45 am

Dr Tom - can I squeeze "an impossible task if you are a lefty no matter how long you practice" in 35A
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#8

Post by Bob cruise director » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:06 am

Bob cruise director wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:45 am
Dr Tom - can I squeeze "an impossible task if you are a lefty no matter how long you practice" in 35A
And 8D was just on the tip of my tongue and of infinite value
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#9

Post by Dannyvee » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:21 am

Got it— good one, Tom!
Record about aliens: pretentious rallying cry. (4,5)

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#10

Post by ChrisKochmanski » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:20 am

Off the couch.

Loved it!

Good luck at the dermo, Dr. Tom!

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#11

Post by Hector » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:33 am

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#12

Post by Dplass » Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:11 pm

Submitted, pretty sure I got it.

Usually I don't go for odd humor in puzzles but I loved this one. And the mechanism was great. (Maybe I'm biased because I figured it out, though...)

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#13

Post by Hidden in 3D » Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:18 pm

I believe I'm off the couch. Awaiting Tom's confirmation after his appointment...

Confirmed!
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#14

Post by boharr » Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:55 pm

Off the couch. Confirmed. Very fun.

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#15

Post by DrTom » Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:06 pm

UPDATE - LEADER BOARD

We have 12 solvers already, won't be an occupied couch in the house!

DJB-------------------3:38 AM
Schmeel-------------6:34 AM
RPardoe-------------8:24 AM
Meg------------------8:36 AM
m5rammy-----------9:41 AM
BrennerTJ----------10:10 AM
Dannyvee-----------10:11 AM
Dave C---------------10:54 AM
ChrisKochmanski---11:18 AM
Dplass----------------12:10 PM
Hidden in 3D--------12:15 PM
boharr----------------12:42 PM

Oh, and I am guessing that some of these are from different time zones, although I'd like to think people were waiting up for my puzzle being the shy unassuming guy that I am.

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#16

Post by Wendy Walker » Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:32 pm

Outstanding puzzle, Dr. Tom! Thank you! Fun and clever.
Good luck, fellow Muggles! I'm happy to give nudges, but only if you're still stuck on Sunday.

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#17

Post by Abide » Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:27 pm

Nice mechanism, very clever all around. I have filled the cup.

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#18

Post by ky-mike » Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:41 pm

Submitted. Feel like I should be off the couch.

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#19

Post by oldjudge » Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:22 pm

Late start, but loads of fun. The grid took me forever, and there was a groan each step of the way. I am off the couch.
🛋😂

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#20

Post by Beth Tyrpin » Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:54 pm

That was a wonderful crossword and puzzle.

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