Madhatter5 Cryptic #2

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Madhatter5 Cryptic #2

#1

Post by madhatter5 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:24 am

Hi all!

Last time I ran a cryptic as a contest where whoever submitted the first correct entry got to choose the theme of an upcoming MEOW puzzle. Hector won that one and suggested snakes. Well, I made a snake puzzle and I think it turned out really well (currently in testing), so I'm going to do the same thing again. (Except Hector can't win twice, that would just be cruel).

I'm guesstimating this one is marginally more difficult than the first, but not sure.

Please send submissions of the completed grid to jdrubin@middlebury.edu

Good luck!

http://crossword.info/madhatter5/Madhatter5_Cryptic_2
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Last edited by madhatter5 on Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:09 pm, edited 1 time in total.
The success of a MEOW puzzle is 10% determined by solver feedback, and 90% determined by the number of highlighters Meg uses to solve it.

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#2

Post by Joe Ross » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:43 am

madhatter5 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:24 am
" ... so the calamitous rollout of MEOW #6 became shrouded in the apocrypha of early Earth, and -- some scholars contend -- was the proximate cause of the Thousand Centuries of Darkness which were soon to follow ..." -- Encyclopedia Galactica
Love it.

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#3

Post by RPardoe » Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:51 pm

Thanks for another cryptic.
Your guesstimate is correct - this one seemed a bit more challenging than the first puzzle.

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Post by Meg » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:23 pm

RPardoe wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:51 pm
Thanks for another cryptic.
Your guesstimate is correct - this one seemed a bit more challenging than the first puzzle.
Did you get all the entries?

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#5

Post by Richard B. » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:29 pm

not me. still have five to go.

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Post by RPardoe » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:03 pm

Meg wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:23 pm
RPardoe wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:51 pm
Thanks for another cryptic.
Your guesstimate is correct - this one seemed a bit more challenging than the first puzzle.
Did you get all the entries?
Yes, I did.
And submission confirmed as correct.

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Post by Meg » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:12 pm

Me too.

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Post by Richard B. » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:54 am

Looking for the “definition” part to clues 24a, 27a and 14d. PM me if you would. Thanks!

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#9

Post by RPardoe » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:14 am

Richard B. wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:54 am
Looking for the “definition” part to clues 24a, 27a and 14d. PM me if you would. Thanks!
PM Sent

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Post by ChrisKochmanski » Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:34 pm

I got 14d by googling for synonyms. Great clue for that entry!

I believe I have 24a ... but maybe not. And stuck on 24d and 27a.

If any solver has a moment to, please PM me with a nudge on one or more of these.

Thanks!

EDIT: With help I finished. One entry gave me one of my biggest puzzling chuckles ever.
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#11

Post by RPardoe » Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:52 pm

PM Sent

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#12

Post by madhatter5 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:05 am

Chris, I did make a factual mistake with 24a so you likely have the right answer.
The success of a MEOW puzzle is 10% determined by solver feedback, and 90% determined by the number of highlighters Meg uses to solve it.

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#13

Post by madhatter5 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:53 am

Solution:
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The success of a MEOW puzzle is 10% determined by solver feedback, and 90% determined by the number of highlighters Meg uses to solve it.

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