Know no End

A weekly meta crossword created by members of the forum. Difficulty levels will vary. Hints are usually available starting Wednesday, and solutions are posted on Sunday.
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DrTom
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Re: Know no End

#21

Post by DrTom » Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:04 pm

Leader Board Update:
13 Wendy Walker 1:33 PM
14 ky-mike 2:01 PM
15 Abide 2:26 PM
16 Joequavis 3:15 PM
17 OldJudge 3:20 PM
18 Beth Tyrpin 3:55 PM

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#22

Post by KayW » Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:50 pm

:couch_and_lamp: LOVED this one - very creative!

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#23

Post by Laura M » Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:12 pm

Off the couch! Very entertaining.

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#24

Post by TMart » Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:03 pm

Off the couch - thanks Dr. Tom!

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#25

Post by Tom Mueller » Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:09 pm

Off the couch. Not only did I learn some new words, I enjoyed all the humor - especially 25a. Thanks for a great meta puzzle!

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#26

Post by Cindy » Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:17 pm

Solved waiting in line......guess where?
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#27

Post by hcbirker » Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:23 pm

Off the couch on my second try. Thanks Dr. Tom!
Heidi

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#28

Post by Anita » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:41 pm

Pretty sure we're off the couch. Sending answer in now.

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#29

Post by jhseeman » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:08 am

Entered, and since I"m getting my floors redone, no couch so hoping I don't have to sit....floor is hard.

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#30

Post by eagle1279 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:39 am

Great puzzle, tricky and fun clues, got the meta last night (pending confirmation) but I’ve run into a mental block with one part of the grid. So one foot off the couch? :roll:

Later: Finished the grid with a nudge, thanks Doc!
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#31

Post by DrTom » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:02 am

Latest Board:
19 Kay W 4:48 PM 22-Feb
20 Laura M 5:12 PM
21 hcbirker 5:13 PM
22 Cindy N 5:23 PM
23 Tmart 6:02 PM
24 Tom Mueller 6:09 PM
25 BirdLives 6:35 PM
26 DowJones 9:05 PM
27 Anita 9:42 PM
28 LadyBird 10:03 PM
29 Tom Shea 10:29 PM
30 Jjhseeman 12:07 AM 23-Feb
31 eagle1279 6:51 AM
32 Sfull411 6:53 AM
33 Cinny 7:01 AM
34 lbray56 8:03 AM

I am delighted that there are so many solvers and that you all like it. I do wonder now how the Cruise Director keeps up with this because I am only in the 30s - new found appreciation Bob!

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#32

Post by DrTom » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:04 am

Cindy wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:17 pm
Solved waiting in line......guess where?
Ooh, ooh, I'll bet I know, can I take a jab? I'm not trying to needle you though, stick with it (groan).

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#33

Post by DrTom » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:07 am

Tom Mueller wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:09 pm
Off the couch. Not only did I learn some new words, I enjoyed all the humor - especially 25a. Thanks for a great meta puzzle!
Thanks, I have to admit I chuckled to myself when I wrote that one - seemed like the ultimate oxymoron.

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#34

Post by lbray53 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:32 am

Off the couch! However, I needed a bit of explanation from Dr. Tom to appreciate why my answer was correct. It all ties up very neatly "in the end".

I did not realize its until I worked on this puzzle, but I have created a persona for the constructors and many of the solvers of these puzzles, based on the written interaction in this forum. Perhaps I should attend a Tuesday Zoom to see how close I am!

The clues to this puzzle were just so, well, Dr. Tom, that I felt like he was reading them aloud to me. That actually helped to figure out some of the more clever entries. (5A, 15A, 7D, 25A, 44A, 68A and others). By the way, I thought that 68A was a singularly clever clue for possibly the most banal and ubiquitous entry is the crossword world.

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#35

Post by madhatter5 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:03 am

couch.jpg
Blazer, river, bloomer (9)

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#36

Post by Cindy » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:32 am

DrTom wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:04 am
Cindy wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:17 pm
Solved waiting in line......guess where?
Ooh, ooh, I'll bet I know, can I take a jab? I'm not trying to needle you though, stick with it (groan).
Oh and I didn't submit to you but I know I have the correct answer. And yes it was exactly where you are thinking, LOL! I sent a text with the answer to a known solver while I was standing in line.

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#37

Post by Wendy Walker » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:56 am

lbray53 wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:32 am

I did not realize its until I worked on this puzzle, but I have created a persona for the constructors and many of the solvers of these puzzles, based on the written interaction in this forum. Perhaps I should attend a Tuesday Zoom to see how close I am!
Please do join us this evening (7:30 p.m. here in Pennsylvania). We have a lot of fun!
Good luck, fellow Muggles! I'm happy to give nudges, but only if you're still stuck on Sunday.

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#38

Post by LadyBird » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:33 am

I am off the couch (not literally as I am sitting here looking out at my bird feeders). Very fun clues! I liked this.

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#39

Post by bhamren » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:42 am

Of the couch. One of the better Monday puzzles yet.

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#40

Post by Dow Jones » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:52 am

OTC. This was a fun puzzle and solve. Bravo !!

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