#23 - "Cut the Ending"

A newer entrant to the meta crossword scene, these creative puzzles are available every week or two from: www.pgwcc.net
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#23 - "Cut the Ending"

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Post by BrianMac » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:06 am

The answer to the metapuzzle is a nine-letter word.

Enjoy!

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#2

Post by FrankieHeck » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:42 pm

Enjoyed it, and even had a little help on the meta from my son, who usually refuses to even try them.

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#3

Post by Al Sisti » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:49 pm

Man, this guy is good!

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#4

Post by LesY » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:43 pm

Excellent meta! Added layer of fun in the solving, even once I figured out what was going on.

The meta week is off to a very good start!

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Post by Laura M » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:07 pm

This is a good one! And I even got almost all of the grid :-)

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#6

Post by TMart » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:14 pm

I liked this one a lot. Tough grid as usual, but a fun meta with lots of “ahas”.

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#7

Post by Beth Tyrpin » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:32 pm

I’m in agreement. Great puzzle.

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#8

Post by Anita » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:12 pm

Fun one! A treat solving one with minimal head banging.

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#9

Post by Meg » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:02 pm

A few rabbitless holes, but I found it after all. Nice meta!

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Post by ChrisKochmanski » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:21 pm

Fun! And not too hard -- which was appreciated after an all-day drive coming back from a visit with our son and daughter-in-law (and their new puppy!) several states away. I found doing this puzzle relaxing, not frustrating. Though I'll also welcome the harder PGWCCs when they come. Nice job, Peter G!

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#11

Post by Cindy » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:35 am

Solved

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#12

Post by Toby » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:27 pm

This was hard, and I had to back solve to find the last piece. I had the right first step, finally saw what to do next, but then made some mistakes that led me astray for a while. Excellent puzzle. There is a minor error in 22D (referring to 6A rather than 6D) which is unrelated to the meta. And I didn't believe 51A was a word, but it is.

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Post by LesY » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:34 pm

Toby wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:27 pm
This was hard, and I had to back solve to find the last piece. I had the right first step, finally saw what to do next, but then made some mistakes that led me astray for a while. Excellent puzzle. There is a minor error in 22D (referring to 6A rather than 6D) which is unrelated to the meta. And I didn't believe 51A was a word, but it is.
Hi Toby, I had the same reaction to 51A. If you're willing, would you mind PMing me the word and where you found it?

I got the meta already, but if I hadn't found the entry point I used then it I think it would have been way more difficult.

Thanks!
Les

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Post by Hector » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:43 pm

Similar to Toby's experience. I had instincts about the pieces early on but didn't pursue them until now. Very nice meta.

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#15

Post by TMart » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:40 pm

51A and 22B appear to be editing problems. Clues were likely written before the grid was completed, but they don’t seem to affect the meta.

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Post by ky-mike » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:48 pm

Count me on shore. Forgot about this one until today. Quick solve for me (sometimes things just click and other times they don't).

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