#45 - "Good News, You're in the Right Place"

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#45 - "Good News, You're in the Right Place"

#1

Post by damefox » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:05 pm

(The actual #45 this time.)

The answer to the metapuzzle is a book of the Gospel.

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#2

Post by damefox » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:06 pm

Can someone explain 61A to me? I don't get it. Or I have a letter wrong, but the down ones all look good.

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#3

Post by ky-mike » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:07 pm

damefox wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:06 pm
Can someone explain 61A to me? I don't get it. Or I have a letter wrong, but the down ones all look good.
I sent you a PM

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#4

Post by ky-mike » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:29 pm

Completed grid and submitted an answer. Time will tell.

Nope. Back to the puzzle.

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#5

Post by Hector » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:43 pm

Hmm. There is a dead-obvious, one-step answer that I think cannot be squared with this being a pgw meta... But I'm not seeing anything else yet.

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#6

Post by FrankieHeck » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:56 pm

I have some ideas and/or steps, but I haven't yet figured out how to put it together to come up with the answer. Not in a hurry, though. I'm not opposed to taking this one into the weekend with me, if need be.

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#7

Post by Toby » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:01 pm

I’m baffled.

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#8

Post by Laura M » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:12 pm

I have what I think is step one, but no idea where to go from there. I'm determined not to submit anymore unless I'm at least 90% sure, so I might need to let it go this week.

Enjoyed the grid though! I was only completely stumped on one square (36A/26D); I managed to eventually work out everything else.

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#9

Post by Hector » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:01 pm

pgw took the very kind step of soliciting my one-step answer and confirming that that's not the mechanism. Which is cool, because thinking, no, it can't be that easy, can it? is a much less pleasant place to be than, wtf, I can't see anything yet.

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#10

Post by Cindy » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:14 pm

I know the answer but not the mechanism!

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#11

Post by Dplass » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:38 am

Cindy wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:14 pm
I know the answer but not the mechanism!
I'm 42% sure I know the answer but not the mechanism.

Actually, more like 22% sure...

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#12

Post by Dplass » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:39 am

ky-mike wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:29 pm
Completed grid and submitted an answer. Time will tell.

Nope. Back to the puzzle.
When you write "Nope" - did you get a response from pgw saying your solution was wrong?

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#13

Post by ky-mike » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:44 am

Dplass wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:39 am
ky-mike wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:29 pm
Completed grid and submitted an answer. Time will tell.

Nope. Back to the puzzle.
When you write "Nope" - did you get a response from pgw saying your solution was wrong?
Yes

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#14

Post by Toby » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:46 am

Something was pointed out to me, which looks interesting but too much of a slog to pursue.

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#15

Post by Laura M » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:53 pm

I had an idea, but my confidence level is nowhere near 100%. PGW meta answers are almost always 100%, often with some nice confirming pings. I can think of one exception from very near the beginning, but otherwise when I've felt less than 100%, I've been wrong. So I'm resisting submitting my wrong answer, but it's a struggle!

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#16

Post by TMart » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:11 am

I've got four good guesses, but nothing else.

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#17

Post by Al Sisti » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:52 pm

Sent Peter my answer, with an explanation as to how I arrived at it. Was it right? Dunno... tick tick tick.

(Later) Confirmed...such an elegant construction.
Last edited by Al Sisti on Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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#18

Post by Hector » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:07 pm

I am actually at 95% now, having previously had some pretty interesting incorrect ideas. Pretty sure pgw is about to create a spam filter for my emails.

Edit: And pgw confirms what was my nth answer, for n large. Quite a feat of construction, and definitely pgwesque.

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#19

Post by Meg » Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:48 pm

I’ve sent in my answer. Feels pretty good. I got the trick first. Super construction!

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#20

Post by joequavis » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:12 pm

Wow, I actually got a PGW (I know I say that every time I get one). There are some of his that rank up with my favorite metas, and this is definitely one of them.

Was so excited to get it, I posted here first. I'll submit my entry now...
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