"Last Call" - October 10, 2021

Available by emailing a request to PandorasBlocksWMC[at]gmail[dot]com, these meta puzzles are distributed by email every Sunday. Pandora's Blocks crosswords are intended to spread the popularity of meta crosswords, however, they are not just for beginners and run the gamut it terms of difficulty.
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"Last Call" - October 10, 2021

#1

Post by hashbrown »

The answer to this week's meta is a drink.
(You won't need Google to get this answer).

Crosshare link: https://crosshare.org/crosswords/HhHquUPH9sS8LCeEA71m

Will is also asking that people email him with preference regarding the inclusion of the Complexity Scale™ rating (6 / 10 this week) along with the puzzles.
-HB
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Cap'n Rick
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#2

Post by Cap'n Rick »

Crosshare confirmed! Thx Will!
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#3

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DINO ME!

Crosshare confirmed my answer. I just happened to see what I needed early. There is one thing that I could not work out, though. I am hoping for a realization or a clarification.
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#4

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Solved, submitted, and confirmed via Crosshare.
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#5

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Dino me. It's been a while since I've solved a Pandora's all by myself!
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#6

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Out of the box and confirmed via Crosshare. Thanks for a fun puzzle.
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#7

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Dino me 🦕

Confirmed on Crosshare.

Quick solve, although there was one thing that puzzled me.🤔
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#8

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⬆️Same⬆️
I deny Evan screwed up. (8)
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#9

Post by Wendy Walker »

Fun! Congrats to Cinny for her MMM win!
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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#10

Post by woozy »

I'm relatively new to Pandoras meta (this will be my third or so). Are the usually as "tight" as the others?

The way I see this one there is only one possible thing to do but it leads to a very loose sprawling situation with lots of varying degrees of inconsistencies.
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#11

Post by RPardoe »

I find Will’s puzzle to be among the better offerings here; so I tend to find them pretty tight.
I didn’t find any inconsistencies with this one.
Last edited by RPardoe on Sun Oct 10, 2021 11:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Cryptic Puzzles - If you are stuck or want to understand how to parse a clue, please feel free to PM me.
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#12

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Lovely puzzle. I made an error early on, which kept me from seeing the answer. I sought professional help and was put on the right track.
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#13

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🦕 me. Nice job by Will!
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#14

Post by hcbirker »

Dino me. Fun one Will!
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#15

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Wendy Walker wrote: Sun Oct 10, 2021 12:37 pm Fun! Congrats to Cinny for her MMM win!
Thanks! I didn't even realize I won until I read your comment.
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#16

Post by ChrisKochmanski »

Dino me!

Count me among those who got it right without quite getting it right (if you know what I mean).

Now I know the whole picture.

Very nice, Will!

Re: the Complexity Scale … Well, it’s a distinctive feature of Pandora’s Blocks … but I’m fine either way, with or without.
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#17

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Solved, confirmed on Crosshare. Whew.
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#18

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:sauropod: :tropical_drink: :wine_glass: :cocktail: :clinking_glasses: :beers: :baby_bottle:
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#19

Post by woozy »

Submitted and Confirmed.

There should be a word for when you think of every bit of the mechanism many times yet somehow not manage to apply Part Y to Slot X even though you you considered each of them many times.

Can't believe how long this took me even though I was sure of every bit of the mechanism.
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#20

Post by whimsy »

Solved, but also a little puzzled -
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