"Look to the Sky" - June 6, 2021

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"Look to the Sky" - June 6, 2021

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As always, post content from Will's mailing list over at:
Pandora's Blocks Weekly Meta Crossword pandorasblockswmc@gmail.com

This week's puzzle: Look to the Sky
Complexity Scale™ rating of 6 / 10.

A bit tougher! But hopefully fewer rabbit holes!

The answer to this week's meta is what the top right square in this grid represents.

(You may or may not need Google. This one's a toss-up).

Crosshare link: https://crosshare.org/crosswords/Ys0qKvAnm5RjHIpOU3uL
-HB
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#2

Post by hazmat »

This one is super fun! A must-do for this week!
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#4

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Dino me.
Enjoyable puzzle - thanks Will.
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#5

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Done and dusted.
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#6

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:sauropod: submitted - Nice one!
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#7

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🦕
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#8

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Far out, man; nice one!
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#9

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Still waiting for confirmation. If I’m right, pretty cool!
Edit: finally got confirmation that my answer is correct. Clearly, Will has a busier social life than I do. Playing ultimate frisbee maybe? Who knows? I hope he’s outside enjoying friends!
Last edited by Meg on Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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#10

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Cat is out of the bag. Clever.

EDIT: Confirmed.
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#11

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Dino me(I think)🦕. Another great puzzle by Will!
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#12

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🦖🚂

Not obvious at first glance, but the first thing I tried worked!
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I believe I have it! I don’t know if there’s a slam dunk confirmation I’m missing, but the way the prompt is worded and some to the other clues lead me to believe this is it.

Will add T-Rex status when confirmed.

Update: T-Rex 🦖, emotionally wounded by oldjudge’s comment of rejection, has left the building. But 🦕 is definitely here, relieved to be free of predator.

Agree this was a fun one, and unusual!
Last edited by HeadinHome on Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:34 am, edited 1 time in total.
The other Wendy. :roll:
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#14

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LOL, no T-Rex: 🦖 eat 🦕
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#15

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Out of the box! Thanks Will!
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Dino me!

Awaiting confirmation. Hope I’m correct. If not, it was fun being wrong!
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#17

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Dino me! I think this one's a no-doubter.

Fantastic construction, Will. Bravo!
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#18

Post by MamaE »

Well, I finished this one with @oldjudge having to practically drag me over the finish line. Won't submit my answer - but cute and clever mechanism (which I didn't grokk on my own sadly).
- Just puzzling it out here in Delmarva :D
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#19

Post by Anita »

Grid filled, something interesting observed. No idea what to do with it, as usual.
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#20

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Dino me, I think. Just waiting on confirmation from Will. If I'm correct, this is an incredible construction.

EDIT - Submitted my answer through the website and confirmed correct...great puzzle Will!
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