#606 - "Mo' Better Clues"

An excellent puzzle written by one of the innovators of the meta crossword format. It comes out every Friday at noon and increases in difficulty throughout the month. Available for modest subscription (worth every cent) here: www.xwordcontest.com
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#606 - "Mo' Better Clues"

#1

Post by Hector » Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:21 pm

This week's contest answer is a Denzel Washington movie.

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#2

Post by Hector » Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:21 pm

Thinking more like a week 1?

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#3

Post by sharkicicles » Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:22 pm

Yep, that was super easy. I guess this is a 5 week month though.

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#4

Post by FrankieHeck » Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:29 pm

Lemon squeezy, even though I have seen at most one Denzel Washington movie. Not a reflection of DW; I just almost never watch movies. Which does not help my crossword puzzle skills, I tell ya.

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#5

Post by ky-mike » Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:42 pm

Done. Now I can watch basketball all weekend

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#6

Post by ChrisKochmanski » Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:59 pm

Beam me up!

Easy indeed.

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#7

Post by TMart » Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:28 pm

Got it. Easy week all around.

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#8

Post by Laura M » Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:43 pm

Beam me up! I like the connections to last week's puzzle; we should try to predict (after the deadline) what next week's puzzle title and contest answer description will be.

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#9

Post by Thurman8er » Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:48 pm

This is going to get a lot of correct answers for a Week 2. On the other hand, it is a five-puzzle month.

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#10

Post by Jeremy Smith » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:16 pm

Easiest Week 2 in recent memory.

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#11

Post by Joe Ross » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:18 pm

Have not receive this puzzle, yet. Have email in to Matt.

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#12

Post by anjhinz » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:40 pm

Joe Ross wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:18 pm
Have not receive this puzzle, yet. Have email in to Matt.
Hey Joe, you can download the puzzle directly from the site (through January), the links are at the bottom of the post on the main page:
http://xwordcontest.com/

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#13

Post by Streroto » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:12 pm

More like a week one. Beam me up!

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#14

Post by joequavis » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:29 pm

Woo hoo! Still tied for 1st place for longest streak of the year!!
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#15

Post by BrianMac » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:42 pm

Do the "This Year" streaks update at a different time than the "This Week" chart? I'm listed on both This Week and last week, but my This Year streak is only 1. :(

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Post by hcbirker » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:57 pm

Beam me up. Title made me laugh out loud!
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#17

Post by oldjudge » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:23 pm

This could be my fastest solve ever. I literally had the solution in under two minutes and just spent the rest of the time completing the grid. This is one where you can’t help but solve it— there is only one path to go down.

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Post by joequavis » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:34 pm

BrianMac wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:42 pm
Do the "This Year" streaks update at a different time than the "This Week" chart? I'm listed on both This Week and last week, but my This Year streak is only 1. :(
Hmm, I'm not sure. Seems it updates right away...honestly, I don't know how to access last week's (or any prior week's) leaderboard.

Edit: Figured out how to find prior leaderboards. Your entry last week was "Brian Mac" with a space ...hopefully you didn't have a streak going.
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#19

Post by BrianMac » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:49 pm

joequavis wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:34 pm
Your entry last week was "Brian Mac" with a space ...hopefully you didn't have a streak going.
Ah, that must be it. I will reach out to Matt and see if he can correct it. Thanks!

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#20

Post by damefox » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:55 pm

This played like a week 0 for me. Got it before I even started the grid. Title and 11D made me smile.

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