"It's a Cover Up!" - November 15, 2020

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Re: "It's a Cover Up!" - November 15, 2020

#21

Post by Dplass » Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:27 am

Solved, after a nudge from Will. Cool construction.

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#22

Post by Dplass » Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:50 am

Oh, and for the record I was barking up the totally wrong creek without a paddle. I would have never gotten it without the nudge.

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#23

Post by LizD » Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:27 pm

I did it! Solved my first Will puzzle (admittedly with a tiny confirmation that I was on the right track)!
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#24

Post by KayW » Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:19 pm

Whew! Willed myself out of the box at last (pending confirmation). Another great puzzle!

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#25

Post by whimsy » Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:34 pm

Huffing and puffing and running for the station-----
Made it!
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#26

Post by DrTom » Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:19 pm

Solved before I saw the answer thankfully. I had all of the bones, just couldn't put the meat on them. Got all the "covers" quickly (though I fell for the sheet one so I had a total of 6 until warned away) but I was not intuitive enough to go "UP" for the letter. I kept trying to make it from the answer letter (to no avail of course) and then the clue letter (got SOIRT and tried for hours to make the O an H).

Will is a valuable addition to the META universe and I hope he returns from his hiatus refreshed and ready to challenge. Oh, and Will, I'd buy you a coffee anytime!

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#27

Post by whimsy » Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:37 pm

DrTom wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:19 pm
Got all the "covers" quickly (though I fell for the sheet one so I had a total of 6 until warned away)
I had OFDUST and GEICO in the mix too before I settled on just the symmetrical ones.
I'll sometimes mention the gist of the puzzle and what type of answer is being looked for in conversation with my husband, and he'll blurt out "his" answer immediately -- methodology be darned! When I verbally listed the too many entries I thought were relevant, he came out with "AFLAC!" ("If it walks like a duck..........")

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#28

Post by MajordomoTom » Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:59 pm

after the "7UP" and "BUBBLES" puzzle (not his), I should have gotten this one ...

very nicely done.

we will miss you during your hiatus.
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