#53 - "Where Does It End?"

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#53 - "Where Does It End?"

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Post by Hector » Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:03 pm

The answer to the metapuzzle is a grid entry that could make a fifth theme entry - one the other four combine to hint at.

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#2

Post by RPardoe » Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:25 pm

Answer submitted,....hopefully correct, but feels right (unless I missed something).

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#3

Post by FrankieHeck » Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:13 pm

Solved and submitted. Few things better than a two-meta day!

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Post by TMart » Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:33 pm

Solved. Still need to send it in.

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#5

Post by ChrisKochmanski » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:00 pm

Done and submitted.

On the grid, I needed to google only once.

I'm on to you, Peter G. Washington!

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Post by hcbirker » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:57 pm

Sent it in. Hope for the best!
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#7

Post by ky-mike » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:16 pm

Seemed too easy. With PGW metas, that probably means that my answer is wrong unless he went easy on us this week.

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Post by Toby » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:18 pm

Solved, and seems certain, so hoping for the best.

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Post by Hector » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:19 pm

ky-mike wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:16 pm
Seemed too easy. With PGW metas, that probably means that my answer is wrong unless he went easy on us this week.
The latter, I would guess, since the other four do "combine to hint at" the straightforward answer...

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#10

Post by LesY » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:25 pm

Fun solve. Echo the gratitude for a two-meta day.

Now what? Maybe I’ll try to create one - can anyone recommend good, reasonable crossword constructor software?

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Post by Meg » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:27 pm

Well, I certainly made that more difficult than it was. Silly me. But now I have it.

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#12

Post by pgw » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:42 pm

LesY wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:25 pm
Fun solve. Echo the gratitude for a two-meta day.

Now what? Maybe I’ll try to create one - can anyone recommend good, reasonable crossword constructor software?
https://www.crossword-compiler.com/ordering.html

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#13

Post by Dplass » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:01 pm

Got it.

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Post by Laura M » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:30 am

Enjoyed it! PGW is going a little easy on us since everything else in life is so frustrating right now :-)

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Post by LesY » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:17 am

pgw wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:42 pm
LesY wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:25 pm
Fun solve. Echo the gratitude for a two-meta day.

Now what? Maybe I’ll try to create one - can anyone recommend good, reasonable crossword constructor software?
https://www.crossword-compiler.com/ordering.html
Peter, thanks very much. The software looks amazing, but unfortunately we have Macs. Do you or others have any Apple-compatible recommendations? CrossFire and Cruciverbalist are touted by several websites. Thanks again!

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Post by pgw » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:56 am

LesY wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:17 am
Peter, thanks very much. The software looks amazing, but unfortunately we have Macs. Do you or others have any Apple-compatible recommendations? CrossFire and Cruciverbalist are touted by several websites. Thanks again!
Ah, I can't help you there. Their faq has an explanation of how you can make it work on a mac:

https://www.crossword-compiler.com/crosswordFAQ.html

but it sounds like it might be a bit technically involved.

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#17

Post by TMart » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:42 am

pgw wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:42 pm
LesY wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:25 pm
Fun solve. Echo the gratitude for a two-meta day.

Now what? Maybe I’ll try to create one - can anyone recommend good, reasonable crossword constructor software?
https://www.crossword-compiler.com/ordering.html
I’ve used that software in my own futile attempts to create metas. I’ve got three or four half-completed ones - they usually stall when I finally come up with a good idea and the themers fit, but I can’t complete the fill, or it all fits perfectly but then the answer makes no sense. I highly recommend trying to create your own meta, because it really gives you an appreciation for just how difficult it is to do and how amazing it is that our excellent constructors can churn these monsters out week after week.

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#18

Post by TPS » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:16 pm

Anyone want to give me a nudge? I got the grid and I am not submitting - I have an idea what it but I highly doubt it is correct.

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#19

Post by anjhinz » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:06 am

Got this one... Saturday morning sheltered in place, and no more metas to grind on. Going to be a long weekend!

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