That's the one. The title was "My Treat", which was also the clue to the center across answer of "It's on me".steveb wrote: ↑Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:04 pm8/20/16: The key was the center across answer ITS ON ME. The answer ICE CREAM SUNDAE was spelled out by letters appearing over ME in the grid.CPJohnson wrote: ↑Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:42 amPHOFER wrote: ↑Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:22 pmI don't recall a prior puzzle in which one of the theme answers is itself the key to deciphering the meta using all of the theme answers. Am I correct there? That was one reason I didn't solve sooner. I was looking at all the theme answers to find a commonality that linked them all.
So very similar. "Variety Show", leading to the clue "Show", giving us "Third Place", the key to solving the meta.