MEOW #7: Run Away! (+ Bonus)

A weekly meta crossword constructed by forum member Josh (aka madhatter5), these creative puzzles feature metas that trend toward the difficult side. Puzzles are posted in a new thread every Wednesday, with the solution appearing the following Tuesday.
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MEOW #7: Run Away! (+ Bonus)

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Post by madhatter5 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:34 am

Hi all and welcome to the seventh installment of the MEOW! The answer to this week's meta is something which might cause you to change direction. This one is a Calico-Persian hybrid.

In addition, to make up for last week I am including a bonus puzzle which was co-constructed with the inimitable DrTom. It is entitled " 'On The Rebound' On The Rebound", and it attempts to revive a puzzle which went down in feline infamy. No official rating on this one but I would guesstimate it's a Persian.

Good luck on both!

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing
http://crossword.info/madhatter5/Run_Away

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing
http://crossword.info/madhatter5/On_the ... he_Rebound



P.S. Working with DrTom has given me an uncontrollable urge to tell a joke, so here goes:

Q: When a Muggle is lost at sea, in which sea is he or she lost?

A: The Meta-terranean
" ... 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

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#2

Post by Joe Ross » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:47 am

20210113 MEOW 7 — Run Away — Excel form


20210113 MEOW Bonus — On the Rebound — Excel form

madhatter5 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:34 am

P.S. Working with DrTom has given me an uncontrollable urge to tell a joke, so here goes:
To whom at the CDC & WHO do I speak to have that man declared a national & international pestilence?

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#3

Post by whimsy » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:41 am

This one took me awhile and I got stuck in a few rabbit holes.....
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#4

Post by whimsy » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:43 am

For a while there, I was feeling like a perfect.....
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#5

Post by DrTom » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:36 pm

madhatter5 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:34 am
Hi all and welcome to the seventh installment of the MEOW! The answer to this week's meta is something which might cause you to change direction. This one is a Calico-Persian hybrid.

In addition, to make up for last week I am including a bonus puzzle which was co-constructed with the inimitable DrTom. It is entitled " 'On The Rebound' On The Rebound", and it attempts to revive a puzzle which went down in feline infamy. No official rating on this one but I would guesstimate it's a Persian.

Good luck on both!

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing
http://crossword.info/madhatter5/Run_Away

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing
http://crossword.info/madhatter5/On_the ... he_Rebound



P.S. Working with DrTom has given me an uncontrollable urge to tell a joke, so here goes:

Q: When a Muggle is lost at sea, in which sea is he or she lost?

A: The Meta-terranean
Gosh, I thought you'd be a lot more Pacific....as for me I'm going to that body of water where I may bring along my haricot verts, you know the Carry Bean.

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#6

Post by DrTom » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:54 pm

Joe Ross wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:47 am
20210113 MEOW 7 — Run Away — Excel form


20210113 MEOW Bonus — On the Rebound — Excel form

madhatter5 wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:34 am

P.S. Working with DrTom has given me an uncontrollable urge to tell a joke, so here goes:
To whom at the CDC & WHO do I speak to have that man declared a national & international pestilence?
Pestilence, well I know I have a rather viral presence but...anyway you are not the first person to associate plague/pestilence with my name, I believe it was first mentioned by an ailing older female I know, we called her Sick Ada.

I’m only having some fun
When I relate everything with a pun
And if I can boast
A witty re-post
Then the jester in me has won

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#7

Post by DrTom » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:58 pm

Busy day today and working for the next two so I'll probably be late at this, but I do love Madhatter's puzzles so I will get to this. This is one clever constructor, he gives me FAR too much credit for his amendment to the puzzle which shall not be named. I mentioned an idea, he took it and ran, and it is a pleasant little bonus.

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#8

Post by Meg » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:21 pm

I emailed my cryptic #2 to Madhatter5, though it’s missing 2 entries. Run Away! Has me befuddled.

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#9

Post by oldjudge » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:28 pm

Came up with an alternate path and answer which Josh has accepted so I am on to Dr Tom’s.

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#10

Post by boharr » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:36 pm

This sounds complicated. Do you mean there are two paths and two separate answers? And either is ok?

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#11

Post by madhatter5 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:46 pm

No it just means Jay submitted a path to an answer which I was so impressed actually made sense (except for one small issue) that I decided to give it to him just out of sheer amazement that he could come up with such a thing :)

Should not affect your solve in any way.
" ... 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

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#12

Post by oldjudge » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:39 pm

If it wasn’t for my ten years of playing in the front row of a scrum I probably would have had the intended answer. Scrambled brains lead to strange results.

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#13

Post by Meg » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:10 pm

MEOW #7: I am clueless, LAS, out to lunch and up a creek.

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#14

Post by ChrisKochmanski » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:52 pm

Meg wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:10 pm
MEOW #7: I am clueless, LAS, out to lunch and up a creek.
Me too.

Warning to solvers: As soon as you say the cat's out of the bag, you'll be getting a PM from me! :)

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#15

Post by boharr » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:59 pm

Me three.

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#16

Post by ChrisKochmanski » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:33 pm

ChrisKochmanski wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:52 pm
Meg wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:10 pm
MEOW #7: I am clueless, LAS, out to lunch and up a creek.
Me too.

Warning to solvers: As soon as you say the cat's out of the bag, you'll be getting a PM from me! :)
Oh, wait! I got it! Puzzle no. 1, that is. I'll PM Josh for confirmation.

EDIT: Confirmed! Very nice puzzle! (Now if I only had something to go on in the rebounded "On the Rebound".)

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#17

Post by C=64 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:37 am

I have gone down an internally consistent rabbit hole and submitted a somewhat weird answer. We'll see in the morning.

EDIT: The cat is out of the box!
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#18

Post by Meg » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:06 am

I am out out of the bag of MEOW MIX. I still smell like cat food.

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#19

Post by Cindy » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:57 am

Solved Run Away with some direction, LOL!

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#20

Post by boharr » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:11 am

It has been definitively confirmed that my cat is out of the bag and screeching throughout the neighborhood.

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