"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.
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Abide
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"Meta Forum Sleuth"

#1

Post by Abide »

Good morning and welcome to another Muggle Meta Monday!

The meta answer is a literary detective.

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Also available to solve online at www.crosshare.org HERE

Prize puzzle: Submit your answer by PM before Saturday at 10pm eastern. Randomly drawn winner wins their choice of a Fireball baseball cap or book of NY Sun puzzles.
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Meg
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#2

Post by Meg »

Sure hope I’m right about this one! If so, it’s a lovely strategy. Awaiting confirmation.
Off the sofa!
Last edited by Meg on Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:38 am, edited 1 time in total.
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cbarbee002
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#3

Post by cbarbee002 »

The knitters will be pleased!
Schmeel
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#4

Post by Schmeel »

I do believe I'm off the couch, pending confirmation.
Excellent meta - @Abide, you're a magician. Maybe even a genie.
Thanks for the puzzle!
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Bird Lives
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#5

Post by Bird Lives »

Off the couch, I think. Awaiting confirmation with a smile on my face. An inspired puzzle, I just didn't know what the inspiration was till I followed 60A.
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Wendy Walker
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#6

Post by Wendy Walker »

OMG. PETER!!
Good luck, fellow Muggles! I'm happy to give nudges, but only if you're still stuck on Sunday. Just send me a PM and tell me what you've tried so far.
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Hector
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#7

Post by Hector »

Nice, Peter, thanks!
boharr
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#8

Post by boharr »

Answer to this very sneaky one has been submitted.

EDIT: Confirmed. I am off the couch. Thanks, Peter.
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Cindy
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#9

Post by Cindy »

Now that was cool!

Solved
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MamaE
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#10

Post by MamaE »

That was adorable! Off the couch! Loved it - Kudos to @Abide!
- Just puzzling it out here in Delmarva :D
LesY
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#11

Post by LesY »

Oh that was quite an invention! Well done, Peter!
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MikeM000
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#12

Post by MikeM000 »

Well there you have it!
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oldjudge
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#13

Post by oldjudge »

Great job Peter—-creative and lots of fun. Pretty sure I have the correct solution-confirmed.
Last edited by oldjudge on Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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KayW
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#14

Post by KayW »

:couch_and_lamp: submitted. Wowza.
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ChrisKochmanski
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#15

Post by ChrisKochmanski »

Off the couch!

With a bit of a nudge.

Now that’s … meta!

Very amusing!
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Joe Ross
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#16

Post by Joe Ross »

Great, we're off the couch. When I wake up, I'll get myself out of this bag:

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hcbirker
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#17

Post by hcbirker »

Waiting for confirmation but 60 A made me laugh!
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#18

Post by Laura M »

Ha, got it! 60A was enough confirmation. Excellent!
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RPardoe
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#19

Post by RPardoe »

Solved (and confirmed)
Meta Nudges - If you need some help, please feel free to PM me with what you have tried and where you are stuck.
Cryptic Puzzles - If you are stuck or want to understand how to parse a clue, please feel free to PM me.
dudeski
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#20

Post by dudeski »

Got it. Cool puzzle.
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