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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Re: Know no End

#41

Post by DrTom » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:18 pm

lbray53 wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:32 am
Off the couch! However, I needed a bit of explanation from Dr. Tom to appreciate why my answer was correct. It all ties up very neatly "in the end".

I did not realize its until I worked on this puzzle, but I have created a persona for the constructors and many of the solvers of these puzzles, based on the written interaction in this forum. Perhaps I should attend a Tuesday Zoom to see how close I am!

The clues to this puzzle were just so, well, Dr. Tom, that I felt like he was reading them aloud to me. That actually helped to figure out some of the more clever entries. (5A, 15A, 7D, 25A, 44A, 68A and others). By the way, I thought that 68A was a singularly clever clue for possibly the most banal and ubiquitous entry is the crossword world.
I loved making that one, but I did have some reservations about whether it would send too many people to Google. I mean although the Wizard of Oz is a classic, unless you have seen it about 10-15 times at least that phrase might not hit you. I am distinctly guilty on some of these of an age bias, but our younger muggles are so clever it probably means little.

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#42

Post by DrTom » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:26 pm

lbray53 wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:32 am
Off the couch! However, I needed a bit of explanation from Dr. Tom to appreciate why my answer was correct. It all ties up very neatly "in the end".

I did not realize its until I worked on this puzzle, but I have created a persona for the constructors and many of the solvers of these puzzles, based on the written interaction in this forum. Perhaps I should attend a Tuesday Zoom to see how close I am!

The clues to this puzzle were just so, well, Dr. Tom, that I felt like he was reading them aloud to me. That actually helped to figure out some of the more clever entries. (5A, 15A, 7D, 25A, 44A, 68A and others). By the way, I thought that 68A was a singularly clever clue for possibly the most banal and ubiquitous entry is the crossword world.
Oh, and lbray53, as honored as I am, if you are hearing my voice in your head we may have a problem. I suppose if it is only reading you clues we are OK, but if it starts telling you to do other things you let me know. :P

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#43

Post by Flananigans » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:05 pm

Late to the party, but off the couch. Super fun mechanism Dr Tom!

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#44

Post by DrTom » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:17 pm

New arrivals in solver central:
35 bhamren 11:41 AM
36 whimsy 11:46 AM
37 Cindy
38 FrankieHeck 12:26 PM
39 fuggedabowdit 3:03 PM
40 Flananigans 3:06 PM

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#45

Post by BarbaraK » Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:30 am

Off the couch with this very amusing puzzle. Thanks, doc!

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#46

Post by Alvibu67 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:38 pm

Off the couch! I turned away from the MGWCC Leading by Example puzzle (stumped on that one!) to look at this one again. I dug a couple of rabbit holes and lo and behold, one of them opened up to the solution! That was a good one!

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#47

Post by DrTom » Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:44 pm

I was just reminded by an astute Muggle that It is Nudge Wednesday - sorry to be tardy to the party:

NUDGE 1: What do the title and the meta hint have in common?

NUDGE 2: and instead the Giant said, "Phi Fie Pho Foe"

NUDGE 3: Let Julie Andrews "start at the very beginning", as for me...

Do let me know if they are too obtuse (and I'll try a new angle).

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#48

Post by whimsy » Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:43 pm

Leaving Mister Floppy Ears behind --
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#49

Post by DrTom » Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:25 pm

Couches emptying everywhere!

41 Seadub 4:30 PM
42 dudeski 5:01 PM
43 markhr 12:17 AM 24-Feb
44 BarbaraK 9:08 AM
45 Alvibu67 2:44 PM
46 Snood 3:45 PM
47 Whimsy 8:43 PM

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#50

Post by JeanneC » Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:17 pm

Awaiting confirmation. Fun puzzle. I love learning new words!
“I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashions”. Lillian Hellman

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#51

Post by Joe Ross » Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:20 am

Knew no nudges.

Late start due to a vexing #664 & a funeral. Fun puzzle, Tom! I take back everything good I ever said about you.

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#52

Post by Scott Medvetz » Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:30 am

Off the couch (with nudges). Dr Tom, highly impressed with the puzzle, the meta, and the cluing! Well done!
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