MEOW #28: Don't Overthink It

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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#21

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Don't overthink. Don't overthink. Don't overthink.

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#22

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All these wonderful pictures! The cat has left the Trader Joe's bag! Pretty neat meta, imo.
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#23

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Grid completed. I have some choice letters for the mad hatter currently. Unlike dannyvee, I am 3.84615% sure.
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#24

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That was fun. I'm pretty sure the cat's out of the bag. Fortunately, overthinking has never been a problem with me.
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#25

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Submission #2. I like this one more better....
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EDIT:
CATwrong-answer.jpg
...again. Sigh.
(And after re-reading carefully, my second guess was more worser. It's a good thing I'm getting new glasses soon :lol: )


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#26

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Cat seemed to be sleeping but suddenly leapt out, clear into the next room.
Very enjoyable!
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#27

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Definitely overthought it for a long time.
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#28

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Submitted another go. We'll see what happens.

If this doesn't work I'm going to have to start posting cat pictures like everybody else. I do take requests. Long haired, short haired; solid, striped; black, white, orange, brown; yellow, green, odd eyes; sleeping, sleeping, sleeping, sleeping (What?! You try catching them in any other pose!); cat and lizard, cat and squirrel, cat and dog, pile of cats, cat-shaped lump under a blanket, ... Not all combinations are available. Your money back if you're not 100% satisfied.
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hoover wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:32 am Submitted another go. We'll see what happens.

If this doesn't work I'm going to have to start posting cat pictures like everybody else. I do take requests. Long haired, short haired; solid, striped; black, white, orange, brown; yellow, green, odd eyes; sleeping, sleeping, sleeping, sleeping (What?! You try catching them in any other pose!); cat and lizard, cat and squirrel, cat and dog, pile of cats, cat-shaped lump under a blanket, ... Not all combinations are available. Your money back if you're not 100% satisfied.
The rejection crossed this post in the mail. Okey dokey.
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#30

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hoover wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:32 am
If this doesn't work I'm going to have to start posting cat pictures like everybody else. I do take requests.
I probably don't even have to say this :P but IMHO that's half the fun of all this wacky stuff!
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#31

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Solved, but with a nudge!
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#32

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Finally got it! But I needed so much help I am going to leave the cat in the bag until next week. With provisions of course.
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#33

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Nudge Saturday!

It was very important that in the prompt I wrote "simply a single letter" rather than simply "a single letter"

The letters in the grid, in reading order, form a sequence which follows a certain pattern.

The letters of the grid can be found somewhere outside the grid as well.
Nudges: I charge $1.99 per nudge on weekdays, $2.99 per nudge on weekends and holidays. Tax not included. Terms and conditions apply. Please send in sequential unmarked bills. No fingerprints.
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#34

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I needed all the nudges, so I'm not going to count this as a solve, hence no kit pic.
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#35

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Beggin' my latest & triple-nudged submission is correct...

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Finally!

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#36

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I, too, needed all three nudges. I was trying to figure out where to go for dinner on Wednesday and the local Japanese place kept coming to mind thanks to the letters in this grid.
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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#37

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Wendy Walker wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:34 am I, too, needed all three nudges. I was trying to figure out where to go for dinner on Wednesday and the local Japanese place kept coming to mind thanks to the letters in this grid.
😆 Due to the last two weeks' worth of all puzzles presented on xword-muggles, I've been craving General Tso's Chicken.
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#38

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Argh
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#39

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Ah, did not get this one. Nice.

However, spiraling out from the center, it reads MATT SAS IT. If you add a Y, you get "Matt says it," i.e., says "why?" when he's overthinking.
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#40

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Got a new perspective from the nudges...
cat_upside_down.jpg
...submitting one last time.
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