"Meta Forum Sleuth"

A weekly meta crossword created by members of the forum. Difficulty levels will vary. Hints are usually available starting Wednesday, and solutions are posted on Sunday.
Inca
Posts: 344
Joined: Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:55 pm

#61

Post by Inca »

First time doing this puzzle. Very cute and I am very impressed.
I probably wouldn't have gotten it except that I have just finished reading 2nd book and deciding which one is next for me....and yes, I only started reading these because, well, I'm actually part of it, in a way.
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Abide
Posts: 481
Joined: Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:16 pm
Location: Biloxi

#62

Post by Abide »

Friday Night

63. FKelly
64. Inca
65. damefox
The site is just a web page, a meeting place, a clubhouse - it's the group that's special.
—Brian MacDonald
JeanneC
Posts: 179
Joined: Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:25 am
Location: Florida

#63

Post by JeanneC »

This was a great puzzle. I enjoy the ones where I learn new “stuff” through grid answers!
“I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashions”. Lillian Hellman
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Abide
Posts: 481
Joined: Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:16 pm
Location: Biloxi

#64

Post by Abide »

"Meta Forum Sleuth" Reveal
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Credit: Ross-Abide-Pym-Publicity, Ltd.

Constructors can find inspiration in the strangest things. When I noticed "Lord Peter Wimsey" was 15 letters and an interesting 4-5-6 pattern, I started looking for other phrases that would fit that parameter. I did find several good ones (deep fried turkey, Davy Jones locker), but when I saw "Toll House cookie" this idea started taking place.

Sixty-five(!) solvers submitted a correct answer, which I think may be a MMM record. Some had good memories, some searched key words without seeing the 456, some had the answer and never searched. I think my favorite response was from @Small Wave Dave: Funny as heck!
Needed more sports clues though.
But @HeadinHome was fine with the one apologetic sports clue at 24-Down. ;)

So unregistered users or lurkers could participate, I prevailed on Brian Mac to make the forum search box appear on everyone's main page whether they logged in or not.

Spooky Coincidence #1: The day Wendy posted, April 29, is World Wish Day. :shock:

Spooky Coincidence #2: FKelly at Post #60 sorta implied this puzzle was a con game run by me and Wendy. Then he wins the random drawing. So who set up who?
The site is just a web page, a meeting place, a clubhouse - it's the group that's special.
—Brian MacDonald
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whimsy
Posts: 410
Joined: Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:51 am
Location: Hopkinton MA

#65

Post by whimsy »

Sixty-five of us playing well together and having fun!
Even though it was 'Silly me" for a while ..... and didn't anyone else have to slog through those VERBOTEN SAUSAGES in the middle every time you looked at the grid? :P
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Cindy N
Posts: 114
Joined: Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:55 pm
Location: Wisconsin

#66

Post by Cindy N »

Yes, yes, yes to VERBOTEN SAUSAGES!
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sharkicicles
Posts: 293
Joined: Fri May 10, 2019 12:03 pm
Location: Chicago

#67

Post by sharkicicles »

I’m glad I’m not the only one that saw the forbidden franks.
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oldjudge
Posts: 746
Joined: Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:16 am
Location: Pasadena, CA

#68

Post by oldjudge »

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It’s an honor to be grouped with Claudia and Peter.
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