#44 - "Shuffling Papers"

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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#44 - "Shuffling Papers"

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Post by FrankieHeck » Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:13 pm

The answer to the meta is a part in a printing press.

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#2

Post by RPardoe » Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:15 pm

Typical PGW (and answer confirmed by Pete).

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#3

Post by FrankieHeck » Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:22 pm

I definitely got that faster than his last week's meta! (I'm unconfirmed but confident.)

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#4

Post by Beth Tyrpin » Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:37 pm

If I had to finish the grid without help I’d cry. The meta answer was lots easier.

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#5

Post by Toby » Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:44 pm

A rare occurrence: I got a few of the answers in the grid, including three long ones, without Google. I saw the meta right away, and I'm 100% sure.

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Post by Laura M » Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:53 pm

Definitely couldn't finish the grid without Google, though I got closer than I did last week. Cute meta (and much easier than usual IMO)!

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Post by Al Sisti » Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:05 pm

Tried to make it tougher than it was...

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#8

Post by Hector » Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:28 pm

Week 2-ish? A nice construction.

I caught onto last week's pretty quick, but didn't see the inverted T in my image search for RESIST. I knew it had to be INVERT, and so figured that we were supposed to get creative looking for an inverted T in the grid. My very tentative thought was that the "script" for the puzzle is that it's a STYLIZED LETTERS META, a phrase, as it happens, that forms an inverted T in the grid. :)

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Post by anjhinz » Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:55 pm

Got it, tough grid!

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#10

Post by Tina » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:44 pm

The movie referenced in 16A, a mock documentary with Eric Idle, is hilarious. A must-see, if you can find it.

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Post by Tina » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:57 pm

Oh, wow! This is what happens to me frequently when a crossword clue or answer sends me on a joyful tangent. Thanks, Peter! I'm on Google researching 16A and learning that there was much more to it than just the movie I was thinking of, "All You Need Is Cash." Also Neil Innes, who played the John Lennon character, just died a week ago. If anybody needs me, I'll be in my attic searching for my VHS copy of the movie that I know is up there somewhere.

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Post by damefox » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:01 pm

Got it! Much less hair-tearing than last week.

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Post by ChrisKochmanski » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:09 pm

Good one. Grid-wise I needed to google only one corner this week. Next I over-thought the meta for a while, then got it swiftly. Familiar mechanism, though I know I can't expect Peter to break new meta ground each week. Still, I appreciate that he so often does.

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Post by TMart » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:43 pm

Got it. Fun one - I like this mechanism, and haven't seen it much lately.

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Post by Dplass » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:14 am

Interesting. I found the grid to be brutal (worse than last week) and the meta to be incomprehensible...

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Post by ky-mike » Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:50 am

Tough grid (as usual) completed last night. Nothing jumped out at me. Looked at it again this morning and got where I needed to be.

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Post by Dplass » Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:32 pm

I got a hint from a friend and am now ashore/beamed up/whatever one says for PGWCC.

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Post by Meg » Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:02 pm

Al Sisti wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:05 pm
Tried to make it tougher than it was...
I was stuck. Then I read Al Sisti's post and it all came together in a snap. Thanks Al! I am on the beach and life is good!

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Post by Al Sisti » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:09 pm

Meg wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:02 pm
Al Sisti wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:05 pm
Tried to make it tougher than it was...
I was stuck. Then I read Al Sisti's post and it all came together in a snap. Thanks Al! I am on the beach and life is good!
I live to serve.

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#20

Post by LesY » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:48 pm

Solved. Enjoyable and learned a couple things as always.

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