MEOW #21: Crosswordese

A weekly meta crossword constructed by forum member Josh (aka madhatter5), these creative puzzles feature metas that trend toward the difficult side. Puzzles are posted in a new thread every Wednesday, with the solution appearing the following Tuesday.
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MEOW #21: Crosswordese

#1

Post by madhatter5 »

Hi all and welcome to the twenty-first installment of the MEOW!

Grid's a tad tougher than usual but I trust you all can manage.

The answer to this meta is something incomprehensible.

http://crossword.info/madhatter5/Crosswordese
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing
https://tinyurl.com/MEOWno21Excel


Good luck as always!


Kitten

Calico

Persian

Puma

Lion
More felonious love for Spooner (5)
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#2

Post by RPardoe »

Solved and Submitted.
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#3

Post by Meg »

I too have solved and will be submitting. I don’t know what to say about this puzzle. I’m rather amazed!
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#4

Post by whimsy »

Just this ---
Capturedizzycat.PNG
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#5

Post by RPardoe »

whimsy wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:24 am Just this ---Capturedizzycat.PNG
Don't PANic; explore all POTentials.
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#6

Post by Dannyvee »

Cat’s out of the bag 🙀
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#7

Post by BrennerTJ »

What Wimsey said.
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#8

Post by Schmeel »

Cat's out of the bag.
And thanks @whimsy for the helpful comment!
Last edited by Schmeel on Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:04 am, edited 1 time in total.
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#9

Post by ChrisKochmanski »

That darn cat!

Vamoosed!

Bagless!

And about that Josh ...
https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/b2c0b51f-f ... e9cdb451e3

(Fun solve!)
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#10

Post by ky-mike »

I don't even know where to start on this one.
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#11

Post by MamaE »

Wow! Thought I might have had a stroke when I looked at this....but, Cat is Out of that dang bag (and I learned about a cool new thing!).

- Mama E
- Just puzzling it out here in Delmarva :D
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#12

Post by ChrisKochmanski »

MamaE wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:53 am Wow! Thought I might have had a stroke when I looked at this....but, Cat is Out of that dang bag (and I learned about a cool new thing!).

- Mama E
I as well. Learned the cool new thing, that is.
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#13

Post by joequavis »

Cat's out of the bag. That hatter sure is mad. Somebody get him away from the mercury!
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#14

Post by Hector »

Wacky!
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#15

Post by Al Sisti »

Released the feline. At least he didn't have us solve "that thing."
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#16

Post by joequavis »

Al Sisti wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:04 pm Released the feline. At least he didn't have us solve "that thing."
I think e.a. guessed the solution to "that thing" correctly
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#17

Post by jhseeman »

Cat's out of the bag.... and yeah what Whimsy said.
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#18

Post by HeadinHome »

In honor of the 39D clue, the Jellicle is out of the bag!

That was pretty clever, and yes I learned something new also!

To those who look at this puzzle and just don't know what to do for the grid, just give it a few minutes and keep thinking/looking. As RPardoe said, try everything ("explore all potentials"). It might be what you think. Might not.. but it might be. ( :

Also a fun meta mechanism, once grid is conquered!
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#19

Post by boharr »

With help, my cat got out of the bag.
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#20

Post by KayW »

:handbag: :cat: Pending confirmation. After the first 30 seconds of disbelief and dismay (and like @mamae, considering scheduling a brain scan), that was fun!

EDIT: already confirmed. Thanks again Josh!
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