MEOW #46: Periodic Solving

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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Post by benchen71 »

rjy wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:49 pm Solved... clever meta!

BTW (sorry, new here) what do folks mean by "submitted"?
For confirmation that we have found the right answer, we send a PM to the puzzle creator, and then eagerly await confirmation!

Sometimes, the puzzle is also posted on Crosshare, in which case you can submit your meta answer there and get instant confirmation. See, for example, this week's MOAT: viewtopic.php?f=49&t=1237
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Post by Cindy »

Solved. If at first you don’t succeed………
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Post by lbray53 »

Solved though not yet submitted. Lots of clever stuff going on here. This must have been a challenge to put together. Thanks, Josh!
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Post by Carolyn »

Very clever and fun!
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Post by MamaE »

Cat out of the bag! Fun one :)
- Just puzzling it out here in Delmarva :D
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Post by KayW »

:handbag: :smile_cat:
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Post by Abide »

Great construction MadCatter!
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Post by Dow Jones »

I liked this one alot. Bravo !!
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Post by DrTom »

Fun puzzle and, relatively easy as advertised....however I know there is a doozy coming!

Anyway, not confirmed but no doubt in my mind. Kitty has scampered.
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NUDGES! If you see that I have solved, feel free to PM me, along with what you have done so far, and I'll be happy to nudge you onto the right track.

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Post by Cinny »

This turned out to be a fun and easy solve once I stopped chasing rabbits! Good one, Josh!
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Post by oldjudge »

I had forgotten about this yesterday. I guess that two cats in one week didn’t compute. Also, I had a birthday party for my one year old granddaughter so I was preoccupied. Anyway, the cat is out of the bag—great job by Josh again.
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Post by ImOnToo »

Solved and submitted.

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Post by madhatter5 »

Nudge Saturday!

38A is key to the mechanism

38A has nothing to do with chemistry

In addition to its elemental meaning, "periodic" can also just mean "Every so often"
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Post by Joe »

Finally made it, kicking and screaming all the way. Or was that the cat?
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Post by hoover »

OK, for some reason I required all of the nudges even though they didn't tell me anything I didn't already know. :/
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Post by sharkicicles »

hoover wrote: Sun Oct 17, 2021 11:44 pm OK, for some reason I required all of the nudges even though they didn't tell me anything I didn't already know. :/
Same here. Clever puzzle!
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