"New Order" - January 2020

A monthly, music-themed meta crossword published at noon on the first Tuesday of every month. The puzzles increase in difficulty each month, and at year end there is a 13th puzzle (the "Mega-Meta") that invokes each of the 12 monthly puzzles. Currently available at https://pmxwords.com/, as well as through the Washington Post website here: MMMM at WaPo
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Re: "New Order" - January 2020


Post by Dplass » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:10 pm

Got it.

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Post by BarbaraK » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:43 pm

Nice start to the new year. Fun seeing 22D "Programming language that gave rise to Pascal and C"

I like that we get points for finding the red herring since it really is a second mega meta. Last year was my third MMMM. The first year, I found the red herring a month before the real answer, but I knew that's what it was. The second year, I found the real answer first. Last year though, I chased the red herring for a long long time before finding the real answer.

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Post by NaluGirl » Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:50 pm

New to this one, found the grid a little challenging, but got the meta pretty quickly. Just what I need, another meta! :o