"Meta Forum Sleuth"

A weekly meta crossword created by members of the forum. Difficulty levels will vary. Hints are usually available starting Wednesday, and solutions are posted on Sunday.
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BarbaraK
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#21

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This was fabulous! I loved it! Even though I'm not the one it was made for, it's close enough to feel perfect. And I'm sure the targeted solver is on cloud nine. Thank you, Peter!
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lbray53
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#22

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Got it with help. Great finish!!
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HeadinHome
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#23

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Well that was too funny. We really are like a big (dysfunctional?) family! 😂
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The other Wendy. :roll:
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Abide
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#24

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Monday Night Leaderboard

1. Al Sisti [tester]
2. Joe Ross [tested]
3. BrennerTJ
4. DJB
5. Meg
6. Schmeel
7. BirdLives
8. Hector
9. boharr
10. Cindy
11. MamaE
12. LesY
13. hcbirker
14. FrankieHeck
15. KayW
16. oldjudge
17. RPardoe
18. markhr
19. Small Wave Dave
20. BarbaraK
21. dudeski
22. lbray53
23. HeadinHome

(someone seems to be missing from the list...)
:?: :?: :?:
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Wendy Walker
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#25

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Solved! With much amusement and gratitude.
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Brandon W
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#26

Post by Brandon W »

Solved. Another masterfully crafted puzzle, but wouldn't expect anything less from @Abide . Always comes through. Very clever and fun reveal.
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DrTom
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#27

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Took me a minute, but I believe I have the correct answer and loved the puzzle once I caught on. Never used the 60A thing because when I finally sat down and read what I had done there was a "...wait a minute..." moment. Nice construction Peter, even if the grid had some odd fills I can see why.

Well I thought I had the correct answer the first time, and if this were for the cup I'd have to argue with the constructor (yes it is semantics but isn't everything?). However, after a rebuff by our Abiding author I naturally went with the NEXT best answer.

Masterfully done Piotr/Pedro/Peter - amusing and requiring of some different skills.
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Anita
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#28

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Off the couch. Wow! Just wow. Very well done!!!
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#29

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Had no idea how close I was yesterday . . . . :-) Off the couch, with a kick toward the trail head.
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BrianMac
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#30

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Very fun and super-clever! Thanks, Peter!
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BarbaraK
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#31

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DrTom wrote: Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:54 pm Never used the 60A thing because when I finally sat down and read what I had done there was a "...wait a minute..." moment.
If anyone else is thinking this, 60A anyway. Trust me!
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Abide
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#32

Post by Abide »

Tuesday Night Update

24. MikeM000
25. ChrisKochmanski
26. LauraM
27. Wendy Walker
28. John Munn (via crosshare)
29. Brandon W
30. DrTom
31. Anita
32. cbarbee002
33. BrianMac
34. Bob cruise director
35. Cinny

A few nudges tomorrow...
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Cinny
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#33

Post by Cinny »

Submitted and confirmed. Off the couch! Fun meta to solve. Very creative, as always!
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eagle1279
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#34

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Off the couch verified. Great puzzle,* thanks Peter!

* Dare I say it’s a … tour de force? :roll:
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Abide
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#35

Post by Abide »

Wednesday Nudge #1

Look at the long entries (and title) for a common pattern.
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madhatter5
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#36

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Well, I feel like I have a solid (perhaps colloidal) answer but the 60A box doesn't verify anything.
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RPardoe
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#37

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madhatter5 wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:25 pm Well, I feel like I have a solid (perhaps colloidal) answer but the 60A box doesn't verify anything.
Don't Overthink It

Oh c'mon, you know you thought it when you read @madhatter5's post. :lol:
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Abide
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#38

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Nudge #2

Once you have a pattern in mind, use another famous Search engine to peruse a list of literary detectives. One will fit the pattern.
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bhamren
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#39

Post by bhamren »

Got it after nudge 1 using exactly nudge 2 methodology. Never heard of the detective.
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TMart
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#40

Post by TMart »

Now that's pretty funny. I needed the nudges, however.
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