#646 - "Rising Force"

An excellent puzzle written by one of the innovators of the meta crossword format. It comes out every Friday at noon and increases in difficulty throughout the month. Available for modest subscription (worth every cent) here: www.xwordcontest.com
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#646 - "Rising Force"

#1

Post by Hector » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:52 am

This week’s contest answer is a plural noun.

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#2

Post by MikeM000 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:21 pm

Is anyone else having problems with the .PUZ file? I'm getting "Import failed - format not recognized" when I try and load it....

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#3

Post by Hector » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:24 pm

No issue here; I downloaded it from the patreon page. But the email link also works for me. I use Across Lite on a PC.

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#4

Post by MikeM000 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:28 pm

Thanks; I use Alphacross on an Android tablet...never have had an issue with importation before with dozens of Gaffney, AVX, MMMM, Fireball or the various puzzles people make and post in here...

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#5

Post by KayW » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:42 pm

I had no problem with .puz in AcrossLite on Windows. Or the meta for that matter. Beam me up!

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#6

Post by hashbrown » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:50 pm

MikeM000 wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:28 pm
Thanks; I use Alphacross on an Android tablet...never have had an issue with importation before with dozens of Gaffney, AVX, MMMM, Fireball or the various puzzles people make and post in here...
I'm on AlphaCross on my Android phone currently because my printer is out of action - having a similar problem with importing the .puz too.

EDIT: For anyone else having the same problem - you can download the Shortyz app from the Play Store and move the .puz file into the crosswords folder created in your tab's root directory using a file manager to get the crossword running. It's not as nice UI wise as alphacross but gets the job done for those with no alternatives.
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#7

Post by Dannyvee » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:57 pm

Beam me up!

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#8

Post by higgysue » Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:06 pm

I just signed up for MGWCC. What do we say here? Beam me up.

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#9

Post by ChrisKochmanski » Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:07 pm

Beam me up!

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#10

Post by Richard B. » Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:19 pm

Beam me up! Nice progression of difficulty this month, IMO.

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#11

Post by Joe Ross » Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:22 pm

Image

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#12

Post by bhamren » Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:28 pm

I thought I had it, but I am not on his board. Maybe he will accept my answer later.

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#13

Post by Hector » Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:32 pm

You're listed under Overall, which means your answer wasn't accepted. If you think that's in error, you can email Matt. If you want to PM me the answer you submitted, I'll be glad to tell you if it's correct.

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#14

Post by spotter » Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:39 pm

Beam me up! Late start, but quick solve. Seemed easy for a week 3

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#15

Post by joequavis » Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:48 pm

Beam me up! Fun one. Tricky grid.
Chaddog on MGWCC leaderboard
Matt in real life

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#16

Post by MikeM000 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:10 pm

joequavis wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:48 pm
Beam me up! Fun one. Tricky grid.
I've googled more stuff for this grid than the 25-ish MGWCC puzzles I've done before this combined...

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#17

Post by hcbirker » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:21 pm

Fastest week 3 solve I've done in awhile. Waiting for the leaderboard.
Heidi

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#18

Post by Streroto » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:37 pm

Had to wait for confirmation, but beam me up! Cute one.
Agree not quite a 3 since I was able to get it...

Stay well all

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#19

Post by hcbirker » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:53 pm

hcbirker wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:21 pm
Fastest week 3 solve I've done in awhile. Waiting for the leaderboard.
Beam me up!
Heidi

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#20

Post by Laura M » Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:06 pm

Beam me up! Streak is at 8; I'll have to get weeks 4 and 5 to make it to 10. (So... probably not going to make it to 10, but I'll give it a shot!)

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