#26 - "What a Goof!"

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RPardoe
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#26 - "What a Goof!"

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What TV character is the apt final answer to this puzzle?

Deadline: 6 p.m. (Eastern time) on Monday, July 5 (note the extra day for the holiday).


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Answer submitted, stumbled last time, hopefully back on track with this one.
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Solved and submitted
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I have a guess that's less of a solid lock and more of a "Yeah, this could fit." Anyone else in this situation or am I missing something?
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Solved. It's pretty much a sure thing -- no guessing required.
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Fun puzzle by Peter. I only wish he published more metas and fewer regular crosswords.
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Submitted. Not all metas have to be knarly!
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Got it!
I deny Evan screwed up. (8)
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Joe wrote: Wed Jun 30, 2021 12:42 pm I have a guess that's less of a solid lock and more of a "Yeah, this could fit." Anyone else in this situation or am I missing something?
I had a guess going in, but the actual answer is 100%.
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Got it!

Echoing Meg above … Good clean meta fun!
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I finally figured it out. Something that was probably meant as a hint was, for me, more of a red herring.
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Oh criminy... I couldn't solve the meta at all on this one...but everyone saying it's obvious and all of the OOs had me wracking my brain, going through the alphabet... Zoo, Yoo, Woo, Voo, etc. for TV character names. The right answer stuck out at me, but I never bothered emailing in the Hail Mary. D'OH! He (he?) is even current once again thanks to the omnipresence of insurance commercials....
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I won a Fireball drawing last Thursday. Unfortunately, it wasn't the right Fireball drawing :cry:
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I'm with those who got stuck thinking that 4D, ERR for goof vs go of, was instruction rather than just an Easter egg to confirm Boo Boo.

I was wondering how this played generationally. Just seeing the title and theme answers, Boo Boo was my second thought (after Scooby Doo). I didn't know that he was lately back in a commercial and am glad to hear that those who weren't watching cartoons in the 60s still could get this.
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