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MEOW #7: Run Away! (+ Bonus)

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:34 am
by madhatter5
Hi all and welcome to the seventh installment of the MEOW! The answer to this week's meta is something which might cause you to change direction. This one is a Calico-Persian hybrid.

In addition, to make up for last week I am including a bonus puzzle which was co-constructed with the inimitable DrTom. It is entitled " 'On The Rebound' On The Rebound", and it attempts to revive a puzzle which went down in feline infamy. No official rating on this one but I would guesstimate it's a Persian.

Good luck on both!

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing
http://crossword.info/madhatter5/Run_Away

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing
http://crossword.info/madhatter5/On_the ... he_Rebound



P.S. Working with DrTom has given me an uncontrollable urge to tell a joke, so here goes:

Q: When a Muggle is lost at sea, in which sea is he or she lost?

A: The Meta-terranean

Re: MEOW #7: Run Away! (+ Bonus)

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:47 am
by Joe Ross
20210113 MEOW 7 — Run Away — Excel form


20210113 MEOW Bonus — On the Rebound — Excel form

madhatter5 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:34 am

P.S. Working with DrTom has given me an uncontrollable urge to tell a joke, so here goes:
To whom at the CDC & WHO do I speak to have that man declared a national & international pestilence?

Re: MEOW #7: Run Away! (+ Bonus)

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:41 am
by whimsy
This one took me awhile and I got stuck in a few rabbit holes.....
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Re: MEOW #7: Run Away! (+ Bonus)

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:43 am
by whimsy
For a while there, I was feeling like a perfect.....
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Re: MEOW #7: Run Away! (+ Bonus)

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:36 pm
by DrTom
madhatter5 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:34 am
Hi all and welcome to the seventh installment of the MEOW! The answer to this week's meta is something which might cause you to change direction. This one is a Calico-Persian hybrid.

In addition, to make up for last week I am including a bonus puzzle which was co-constructed with the inimitable DrTom. It is entitled " 'On The Rebound' On The Rebound", and it attempts to revive a puzzle which went down in feline infamy. No official rating on this one but I would guesstimate it's a Persian.

Good luck on both!

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing
http://crossword.info/madhatter5/Run_Away

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing
http://crossword.info/madhatter5/On_the ... he_Rebound



P.S. Working with DrTom has given me an uncontrollable urge to tell a joke, so here goes:

Q: When a Muggle is lost at sea, in which sea is he or she lost?

A: The Meta-terranean
Gosh, I thought you'd be a lot more Pacific....as for me I'm going to that body of water where I may bring along my haricot verts, you know the Carry Bean.

Re: MEOW #7: Run Away! (+ Bonus)

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:54 pm
by DrTom
Joe Ross wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:47 am
20210113 MEOW 7 — Run Away — Excel form


20210113 MEOW Bonus — On the Rebound — Excel form

madhatter5 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:34 am

P.S. Working with DrTom has given me an uncontrollable urge to tell a joke, so here goes:
To whom at the CDC & WHO do I speak to have that man declared a national & international pestilence?
Pestilence, well I know I have a rather viral presence but...anyway you are not the first person to associate plague/pestilence with my name, I believe it was first mentioned by an ailing older female I know, we called her Sick Ada.

I’m only having some fun
When I relate everything with a pun
And if I can boast
A witty re-post
Then the jester in me has won

Re: MEOW #7: Run Away! (+ Bonus)

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:58 pm
by DrTom
Busy day today and working for the next two so I'll probably be late at this, but I do love Madhatter's puzzles so I will get to this. This is one clever constructor, he gives me FAR too much credit for his amendment to the puzzle which shall not be named. I mentioned an idea, he took it and ran, and it is a pleasant little bonus.

Re: MEOW #7: Run Away! (+ Bonus)

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:21 pm
by Meg
I emailed my cryptic #2 to Madhatter5, though it’s missing 2 entries. Run Away! Has me befuddled.

Re: MEOW #7: Run Away! (+ Bonus)

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:28 pm
by oldjudge
Came up with an alternate path and answer which Josh has accepted so I am on to Dr Tom’s.

Re: MEOW #7: Run Away! (+ Bonus)

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:36 pm
by boharr
This sounds complicated. Do you mean there are two paths and two separate answers? And either is ok?

Re: MEOW #7: Run Away! (+ Bonus)

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:46 pm
by madhatter5
No it just means Jay submitted a path to an answer which I was so impressed actually made sense (except for one small issue) that I decided to give it to him just out of sheer amazement that he could come up with such a thing :)

Should not affect your solve in any way.

Re: MEOW #7: Run Away! (+ Bonus)

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:39 pm
by oldjudge
If it wasn’t for my ten years of playing in the front row of a scrum I probably would have had the intended answer. Scrambled brains lead to strange results.

Re: MEOW #7: Run Away! (+ Bonus)

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:10 pm
by Meg
MEOW #7: I am clueless, LAS, out to lunch and up a creek.

Re: MEOW #7: Run Away! (+ Bonus)

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:52 pm
by ChrisKochmanski
Meg wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:10 pm
MEOW #7: I am clueless, LAS, out to lunch and up a creek.
Me too.

Warning to solvers: As soon as you say the cat's out of the bag, you'll be getting a PM from me! :)

Re: MEOW #7: Run Away! (+ Bonus)

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:59 pm
by boharr
Me three.

Re: MEOW #7: Run Away! (+ Bonus)

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:33 pm
by ChrisKochmanski
ChrisKochmanski wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:52 pm
Meg wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:10 pm
MEOW #7: I am clueless, LAS, out to lunch and up a creek.
Me too.

Warning to solvers: As soon as you say the cat's out of the bag, you'll be getting a PM from me! :)
Oh, wait! I got it! Puzzle no. 1, that is. I'll PM Josh for confirmation.

EDIT: Confirmed! Very nice puzzle! (Now if I only had something to go on in the rebounded "On the Rebound".)

Re: MEOW #7: Run Away! (+ Bonus)

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:37 am
by C=64
I have gone down an internally consistent rabbit hole and submitted a somewhat weird answer. We'll see in the morning.

EDIT: The cat is out of the box!

Re: MEOW #7: Run Away! (+ Bonus)

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:06 am
by Meg
I am out out of the bag of MEOW MIX. I still smell like cat food.

Re: MEOW #7: Run Away! (+ Bonus)

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:57 am
by Cindy
Solved Run Away with some direction, LOL!

Re: MEOW #7: Run Away! (+ Bonus)

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:11 am
by boharr
It has been definitively confirmed that my cat is out of the bag and screeching throughout the neighborhood.