"Triple Switching Hour" - June 2021

A monthly, music-themed meta crossword published at noon on the first Tuesday of every month. The puzzles increase in difficulty each month, and at year end there is a 13th puzzle (the "Mega-Meta") that invokes each of the 12 monthly puzzles. Currently available at https://pmxwords.com/, as well as through the Washington Post website here: MMMM at WaPo
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Dannyvee
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#41

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Got it and loved it!
I deny Evan screwed up. (8)
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#42

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I figured it out.
Much googling required, but with MMMM that's often the case for me.
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iggystan
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Got it with a little assistance from an early solver.

I thought that there was just a little too much Googling required, I prefer when you can get the meta straight from the puzzle and "general" knowledge.

(But that's my opinion; I don't like to rely on Google for puzzle solutions.)
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#44

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Supersatisfying solve after interwebbing the world.

Pete, you're a genius.

Thanks to my validator (at a critical spot) & sounding board.
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#45

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After doing the grid, I saw that I would probably need to Google some stuff, but I'm not interested in doing research for something that is supposed to be a fun diversion. Based on the comments here, I'm going to take a DNF on this one.
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#46

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Brilliant meta!

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MikeM000
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#47

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Here is a fun little bridge between 2 of the theme entries... former Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap and his band doing a mashup of the old standard "Wabash Cannonball" and the Breeders' big hit "Cannonball".... much better version here than in the link I included with my submission...

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The solution page says that there are no more Red Herring clues coming.

That means that with the July puzzle I'll know for sure if the one obvious thing I've noticed in every puzzle is related to the Mega or Red Herring.
I haven't spent that much time on these, but I would like to at least get the Mega. Last year I came up with "The Final Countdown" by looking at the numbers counting down, which wasn't the correct path.
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#49

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Milestones this week: 1500 days NYT puzzles and MMMM MegaMeta. 8-)
-Tamara
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BrennerTJ wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:25 pm Milestones this week: 1500 days NYT puzzles and MMMM MegaMeta. 8-)
Tamara, you are such a ROCK STAR! Well done!
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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Mega Meta submitted and ... correct!
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hcbirker wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:11 pm Mega Meta submitted and ... correct!
You go, girl!! Good for you!!
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