#646 - "Rising Force"

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Re: #646 - "Rising Force"

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Post by DrTom » Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:23 pm

I figured I was right but now it's confirmed - safely back aboard the Enterprise!

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#42

Post by DrTom » Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:58 am

Dplass wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:49 pm
I think that's the third 1A in three weeks. Matt's certainly got a sense of humor.
I guess I am brain dead, what do you mean his "third 1A" in three weeks?

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#43

Post by lbray53 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:43 am

Beam me up. This one was fun. I had to solve the meta before I could finish the grid.

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#44

Post by Dplass » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:02 am

DrTom wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:58 am
Dplass wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:49 pm
I think that's the third 1A in three weeks. Matt's certainly got a sense of humor.
I guess I am brain dead, what do you mean his "third 1A" in three weeks?
The third time someone has used either that clue or that answer to represent those two co-workers in metas in the last 3 weeks.
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#45

Post by Thurman8er » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:45 pm

Worked backwards, but up me beam!

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#46

Post by cherikee » Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:56 pm

Didn’t get to this til today, but beam me up! Nice one.

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#47

Post by norrin2 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:25 pm

Beam me up. Maybe my first solo week 3.

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#48

Post by DrTom » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:15 am

Dplass wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:02 am
DrTom wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:58 am
Dplass wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:49 pm
I think that's the third 1A in three weeks. Matt's certainly got a sense of humor.
I guess I am brain dead, what do you mean his "third 1A" in three weeks?
The third time someone has used either that clue or that answer to represent those two co-workers in metas in the last 3 weeks.
Ah OK, yeas this week BOTH Mikel and Matt used it. They actually had three clues the same. Obviously DOC is a handy set of letters? Told you I was brain dead!

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#49

Post by bhamren » Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:46 pm

I incorrectly answered Plutoniums (and in my note saying I was torn between Plutonium and Plutoniums since both are valid plural) after seeing all the PU rising up in each answer. I thought it was the obvious answer since it is definitely a “force”. Oh well. I was so convinced it was correct that I also commented it would have been interesting to have 94 clues in the puzzle also since it is the atomic number of plutonium.

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#50

Post by Big Mac » Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:46 pm

Weirdly easy this week after struggling mightily last week. Might be my fastest solve (although I didn't do the puzzle until Monday). Maybe 7 and 7 is the celebratory drink of choice?

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#51

Post by Bird Lives » Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:48 pm

Kicking myself for not getting this. I mean, Matt comes right out and tells you where to look.

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#52

Post by ricky » Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:07 pm

I got this one at the last minute. I had the correct answer as a possibility at the very beginning but ruled it out because the hint specified a plural noun and the answer is also a verb. I don't quite understand why you'd specify the part of speech if doing so potentially rules out the correct answer...

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#53

Post by Wriggler » Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:03 pm

I just solved the related puzzle below in a compilation book a few days before this week's MGWCC came out. From that I guessed the correct answer from the Rising Force title and the plural noun hint, but didn't have the nerve that E.A. has to submit before solving. :0
https://www.xwordinfo.com/Crossword?dat ... 8&g=33&d=D

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#54

Post by MajordomoTom » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:20 pm

Bird Lives wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:48 pm
Kicking myself for not getting this. I mean, Matt comes right out and tells you where to look.
agree, I feel 110% the same here ... it literally is there in the grid.
"Lots of planets have a North", the Ninth Doctor.

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