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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MEOW #28: Don't Overthink It

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Post by madhatter5 »

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

The answer to this meta is simply a single letter.


May the odds be ever in your favor.


http://crossword.info/madhatter5/Dont_Overthink_It
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Kitten

Calico

Calico-Persian hybrid

Persian

Puma

Lion
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#2

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Tsk! Tsk! I did not follow directions, and I stumped myself in part by making an unfortunate mistake.
I'm sure you'll do better!
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#3

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Cat’s out of the bag!
I deny Evan screwed up. (8)
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#4

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I may have overthought it....

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EDIT1:
SWING AND A MISS! STRIKE ONE!

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EDIT 2:

I may have been playing the incorrect sport... Second attempt submitted (without a lot of hope).

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EDIT3:

Ball bounced 10 feet in front of the plate, but I doned swanged and missed.

"STRIKE TWO!"

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EDIT4:

Overthought enough for one day. See y'all tomorrow.

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#5

Post by KayW »

Submitted. I may be UNDERthinking this one :lol: but at least I have a 1 out of 26 chance of being correct.
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EDIT: Confirmed... I am a dunce. One down, 25 to go.... :confounded:
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#6

Post by MamaE »

Hmmm. Sent an answer that appears to make sense to me. We shall see how my cat fares.

Edit: Cat still firmly in the bag. Back to trying not to overthink again. :lol:

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Edit: Well after another wrong guess and using all of the Saturday nudges I am finally out of the bag!
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- Just puzzling it out here in Delmarva :D
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#7

Post by ChrisKochmanski »

Submitted.

Though I won’t be surprised if I need to not overthink it again.

EDIT: Wrong! Maybe, on my first pass, I didn't really think at all. Back to not overthinking!
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#8

Post by hoover »

Q: What happens when you create a puzzle called Don't Overthink It and release it to a bunch of muggles?
A: What did you think would happen?

Firmly in the camp of overthinking things here.
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#9

Post by Dannyvee »

I'm not sure what I should make of the fact that I seem to be the only poster to be correct :lol:

I will say that when you see it its a 100%er
I deny Evan screwed up. (8)
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#10

Post by MaineMarge »

No guess yet. Got the title covered so far though.
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#11

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Dannyvee wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:22 pm I'm not sure what I should make of the fact that I seem to be the only poster to be correct :lol:

I will say that when you see it its a 100%er
It just means that you think like Josh. Not to worry, the condition is curable. 😉
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#12

Post by Hector »

Making some solid progress on the grid over here.
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#13

Post by ChrisKochmanski »

Hector wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:53 pm Making some solid progress on the grid over here.
A very overused acronym, but truly … LOL!
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Hector wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:53 pm Making some solid progress on the grid over here.
Me too, but I’m stuck in the upper right corner.
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#15

Post by RPardoe »

A good bike ride and fresh air allowed me to see the puzzle with fresh eyes.

Answer submitted....and despite the (miss) adventures listed above, feeling @Dannyvee confident (is that even a term?) about my submission.

Edit - Confirmed correct
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#16

Post by Abide »

Think I am going to have to print out on a fresh sheet of paper and start over....
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#17

Post by ChrisKochmanski »

Submitted. Awaiting confirmation, but confident.

EDIT: Confirmed!

Very cool!

Not a solo solve. I needed nudging from, and commiseration with, other Muggles.
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#18

Post by boharr »

Confirmed that the cat is out of the bag. Had the right notion early. Abandoned it and commenced overthinking. Others had to give my head a swat so I could relax. Great puzzle.
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#19

Post by DrTom »

I have most of the grid finished.....
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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#20

Post by oldjudge »

Solved with a nudge
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