10. Make It a Double!

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10. Make It a Double!

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BA-DE-YA SAY THAT YOU REMEMBER
BA-DE-YA METAS IN SEPTEMBER

PDF and PUZ

Excel

Congrats to Darth and dudeski for winning the second August drawing!

EDIT: This one is about a 3 or 3.5, apparently, bahahaha.

We're going to the Meta Coffee Shop today! This puzzle holds the answer to something you'll find there.

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Leaderboard of Destiny
(Deadline: Friday, September 10 at 11:59 PM EST)

1. Frankie
2. DannyVee
3. boharr
4. oldjudge
5. RPardoe
6. Meg
7. I. K. Snamhcok
8. whimsy
9. lbray53
10. Cinny
11. benchen71
12. Darth*
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Lots of ideas going nowhere. Even with an extra cup of coffee this morning for inspiration. It seems like it should be easy but I am just not seeing it.
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lbray53 wrote: Sun Aug 29, 2021 9:42 am Lots of ideas going nowhere. Even with an extra cup of coffee this morning for inspiration. It seems like it should be easy but I am just not seeing it.
Ditto.
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ChrisKochmanski wrote: Sun Aug 29, 2021 11:58 am
lbray53 wrote: Sun Aug 29, 2021 9:42 am Lots of ideas going nowhere. Even with an extra cup of coffee this morning for inspiration. It seems like it should be easy but I am just not seeing it.
Ditto.
You mean...."Make it a Double?"

I'll make it a Triple.
I suspect that 2 or 2.5 rating was on a three point scale (LOL)
Or I am being very obtuse and missing something "obvious".
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Awaiting my spot on the leaderboard of destiny but confident I got it!
I deny Evan screwed up. (8)
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I think I have it—answer submitted.
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Needed a nudge, but I'm on the Leader Board of Destiny.
Very fun and clever puzzle.
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Got it with a nudge, and then raced right over the answer and continued to look before backtracking to where I needed to be.
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That puzzle had me puzzled for a long time. I suppose that’s a sign of meta success.
I look forward to a "pliny dancer" clue. Hold me closer.
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Got it. With a nudge. I’ve submitted, but not for a prize. My destiny is to be rewarded only when deserving.
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Tough grid and tougher meta. Still thinking.
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I think I finally got it! At least, the answer makes sense to me! haha

Edited: It seems I didn't get it the first time, though I still (sort of) liked my answer. :lol:

Edited: After a refocus, I've REALLY got it now! 100% confident!
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I like this puzzle a lot!
(And I'm hoping and expecting I'll like it even more when I get it! :D )
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Well, what do you know --
I've just been informed that I've had the answer all along.
(And I was right -- I do like it even more better!)
So today was very much a TIL kind of day. :D
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Solved. Like others, I had the answer without knowing it. Thank goodness for Google and the muggle who nudged me to Google.
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I'm glad this one is a learning experience for so many!!

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11 so far - Abide is on a quest to make this one to a dozen (the number of cups of coffee I need).

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Can't do it Sally...

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I hope you guys had a fun visit to my coffee shop (and do not want to throw the coffee in my face, haha).

I can post a little more later as am in the middle of a hectic tutoring week this time around, but the answer is none other than that word I'm sure all of you heard of...ZARF!!

I actually had never heard of this until it came up in a draft of a puzzle @madhatter5 and I were collaborating on that I kind of dropped the ball on - sorry! (I hope to do one down the line!!). I had never heard of that word before and thought it was one of the coolest things ever (a la "aglet," that little plastic tip on the end of your shoelaces). Some sources have appropriated the cardboard sleeve around the coffee cups to be a ZARF, though I think the more proper use is that of a decorative coffee pourer. We're fancy here at the Meta Coffee Shop!

I'll post a more official mechanism later - and, of course, another meta is coming at the end of September! I think that's how these things work.

Happy puzzling!

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