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· By Pair O Ducks · Published 2023-08-14T11:29:21.922Z

Meta Prompt
The 10-letter meta answer is something you can give five rows in this puzzle.
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  • EdBogie 🤓18:37 · 2023-08-14T11:29:21.922Z
    • Meg 3s · 2023-08-14T12:51:53.977Z
      This was a lot easier after I stopped trying to do something with those 10 words. Thanks, Pair O.
      • Pair O Ducks constructor · 2023-08-14T14:35:12.921Z
        I'm sure a smarter constructor than me could have found a way to go that extra mile. We here at Pair-o-Ducks enterprises like to keep things simple!
      • merlinnimue 🤓7:56 · 2023-08-14T12:48:49.008Z
        I think it takes a significant leap to go from the metanism to the meta answer... but a dumdum like me got there so what do I know... Anyway thanks for the very fun puzzle
        • Pair O Ducks constructor · 2023-08-14T14:29:40.655Z
          This one does seem to be playing a little tougher than expected, but glad you still enjoyed the puzzle!
        • Hector 🤓9:19 · 2023-08-14T15:49:15.100Z
          ^^^ agree with the wizardwitch. Great to have two challenging steps in a meta. Thanks!
          • boharr 4s · 2023-08-14T16:07:03.155Z
            Took me enough tries! I need to bone up on social media. Thanks for the puzzle.
            • Darth 🤓13:04 · 2023-08-14T16:02:04.920Z
              I've never heard of this expression, but Google helped. I tried pair of eyes, side glance, eye contact, eye surgery... lol
              • boharr 4s · 2023-08-14T16:30:59.511Z
                And of course eye glasses. LOL.
                • HeadinHome 🤓8:32 · 2023-08-16T17:35:50.783Z
                  I submitted PAIR OF EYES too. Not familiar with “the side eye” (also, felt like it should be plural since you’re doing it to the ROW (two I’s for each row), which would be 11 letters… but maybe the saying doesn’t work in the plural.)
                  • Mikey G 🤓5:18 · 2023-08-16T23:35:49.945Z
                    Team PAIR OF EYES. I was wondering if a pair of eyes had to be together like II. My students use this answer all the time!
                • DrTom 4s · 2023-08-14T16:50:51.724Z
                  Man I was so sure it would be a case where I had to find the new word (IMAGE, ICON, COATI, DASHI, etc.). Threw me for a loop. I also tried: PAIR OF EYES, A SET OF EYES. Got there in the end though - thanks for the puzzle.
                  • damefox 🤓5:44 · 2023-08-14T16:52:03.393Z
                    Oof, it took so long for this to occur to me as a 10-letter phrase. @boharr had to tell me I had already solved it lol. I thought of SIDE EYE right away but figured that couldn't be right. You might consider removing "10-letter" from the prompt and accepting SIDE EYE without the article as a valid answer as well. "10-letter" and "five rows" also brings about the (maybe intentional?) red herring that two letters in the answer will come from each row, which isn't what's happening. Love this phrase as an answer though! And great puzzle!
                    So many great clues in here too! My favorite has to be the reference at 46A. What a fantastic book.
                    • Pair O Ducks constructor · 2023-08-14T21:29:12.713Z
                      Thanks for solving! I waffled on including the 10-letter prompt, I had hoped it would make it easier to solve but now that more eyes have seen it it seems to be causing hiccups for a lot of people.
                      • Sharkicicles 2s · 2023-08-16T18:07:58.268Z
                        You’re a hoopy frood who really knows where your towel is.
                      • rjy 2s · 2023-08-14T19:14:01.311Z
                        Similar to others - had the metanism and the sense of the answer but couldn't stick the landing without a nudge. Tried PAIR OF EYES, DOUBLE EYES, and even thought of SIDE EYES but could not stretch that to 10 letters without a nudge. Good concept and fun challenge!
                        (BTW, your settings for the puzzle did not include a delay for the "Give Up" to be active, so it took all my willpower to not peek once I was narrowing in!)
                        • Bird Lives 3s · 2023-08-14T21:11:56.807Z
                          I thought my answer was going to be incorrect and that the answer would be some term relating to stereoscopic vision.. Imagine my surprise and delight.
                          • Wendy Walker 3s · 2023-08-14T21:36:47.247Z
                            Two of the ones on the right side made me kinda hungry! Fun puzzle; thanks!
                            • Laura M 🤓7:41 · 2023-08-14T22:15:49.283Z
                              Good one!
                              • imontoo 3s · 2023-08-14T22:43:36.251Z
                                I had the answer for most of the day. I just wasn’t 100% sure. Thanks for the puzzle!
                                • Berto 19:49 · 2023-08-14T23:20:41.934Z
                                  Took me an age to get the first step, and then got it stuck in my head that the answer was a 10-letter word! Tried all sorts of “-ION” words, thought DEPOSIT-I-ON fitted quite nicely lol!
                                  • THC 🤓5:28 · 2023-08-15T21:26:49.338Z
                                    Thanks, Schmidzy! Gotta admit this meme is a new one to me. My age is showin’!
                                    • Mwoychick 12:26 · 2023-08-15T21:49:51.622Z
                                      Finally got it without hints but not before making a couple of wild guesses yesterday and not before making what I thought was a really clever guess of "eyes peeled" before getting the actual answer
                                      • ajk 🤓6:49 · 2023-08-16T00:43:16.595Z
                                        oooooooh. THE SIDE EYE. Gotcha. My bad. :)
                                        • ajk 🤓6:49 · 2023-08-16T00:30:07.752Z
                                          Feel like I've cheated because my version was only 8 letters. :) :) Got the I's right away, and then thought PAIR OF EYES was definitely it. Threw in a couple of related things as well, but never got SIDE EYE to go anywhere. After some folks mentioned on the Zoom tonight that it was a younger phrase I decided that maybe SIDE EYES might work after all. But confess I still don't see the 10 letter version, so I should only get half credit. :) :)
                                          • HeadinHome 🤓8:32 · 2023-08-16T17:39:03.796Z
                                            Should have posted my comment in the main trunk instead of as a reply to someone else’s comment: I join the ranks of PAIR OF EYES flunkies, and the not-hip-to-the-jargon crowd. Still, a really clever puzzle!
                                            • Ergcat 58s · 2023-08-16T19:50:46.458Z
                                              Needed the nudges! Great puzzle!
                                              • michaelm 🤓10:55 · 2023-08-16T20:28:40.302Z
                                                First submitted "The Eye Test". Thought that felt very familiar. Oh, 39D. Thanks Schmidzy! 👀
                                                • Qmark 3s · 2023-08-17T10:40:21.590Z
                                                  Had the mechanism but needed the nudges to help me find the right expression. Thanks for the meta!
                                                  • Capn Rick 🤓6:59 · 2023-08-17T20:51:23.096Z
                                                    Nice one, Schmidzy! Very original concept and execution.
                                                    It's not pro
                                                    1. 1A
                                                      It's not pro
                                                    2. 4A
                                                      Popular computer game whose name derives from the Greek for "four"
                                                    3. 10A
                                                      It can be made from down, paint, or arms
                                                    4. 14A
                                                      In the manner of
                                                    5. 15A
                                                      Beethoven's Third
                                                    6. 16A
                                                    7. 17A
                                                      Alternatives to sts.
                                                    8. 18A
                                                      Princess Peach, to Mario
                                                    9. 19A
                                                      Long-running CBS crime drama
                                                    10. 20A
                                                      Word before and after "or no"
                                                    11. 22A
                                                      Views, biblically
                                                    12. 23A
                                                      Measurement for salt
                                                    13. 24A
                                                      High or low 1D's
                                                    14. 26A
                                                      Narc.'s unit
                                                    15. 28A
                                                      If I grow one in a dish-shaped planter, is it a pokey bowl?
                                                    16. 31A
                                                      It helps you take a wider view of things
                                                    17. 35A
                                                      Exited slumber
                                                    18. 36A
                                                      Half of a pop rock duo from Philadelphia
                                                    19. 37A
                                                      Diarist Anaïs
                                                    20. 38A
                                                    21. 39A
                                                      *Where to look, left and right
                                                    22. 40A
                                                    23. 41A
                                                      Time zone that sounds like a secretive attention-getter
                                                    24. 42A
                                                      Winona of "Stranger Things"
                                                    25. 43A
                                                      Descriptor for encounters of the third kind
                                                    26. 44A
                                                      Dogs with deep wrinkles (and a high risk for skin diseases ... ouch!)
                                                    27. 46A
                                                      "So long and ___ for all the fish"
                                                    28. 47A
                                                      CPR experts
                                                    29. 48A
                                                      Biblical murderer
                                                    30. 49A
                                                      Spelling whiz?
                                                    31. 52A
                                                      "This ___ __" (message on a cardboard box)
                                                    32. 54A
                                                      Mitochondria's milieu
                                                    33. 58A
                                                    34. 59A
                                                      Stickers that cost $0.66
                                                    35. 61A
                                                      Flight formation
                                                    36. 62A
                                                      A wild party, or how one might review that party if it was great
                                                    37. 63A
                                                      More like Mari Kondo's house
                                                    38. 64A
                                                      Bookends of 37A
                                                    39. 65A
                                                    40. 66A
                                                      Manhasset products
                                                    41. 67A
                                                      Go bad
                                                    1. 1D
                                                      One of 52
                                                    2. 2D
                                                      Descriptor for some shoppes
                                                    3. 3D
                                                      They're out of this world! (abbr.)
                                                    4. 4D
                                                      Theo alternative
                                                    5. 5D
                                                      Wipes out
                                                    6. 6D
                                                      Books such as Infinite Jest or Anna Karenina
                                                    7. 7D
                                                      Double in size, as yeasted dough
                                                    8. 8D
                                                      One who cuts a fine figure?
                                                    9. 9D
                                                      Bet you can't eat just six! (in 60 seconds)
                                                    10. 10D
                                                      Bird of prey
                                                    11. 11D
                                                      I went to a Spanish island and bought a killer whale. It was my ___.
                                                    12. 12D
                                                      Buyer beware, at a garage sale
                                                    13. 13D
                                                      Balderdash, to a Brit
                                                    14. 21D
                                                      Fritter made from potatoes and matzo meal
                                                    15. 25D
                                                      "I couldn't remember the letter between P and R." "I guess you missed your ___."
                                                    16. 27D
                                                      Angeles antecedent
                                                    17. 28D
                                                      Complains (perhaps about smelly fish)
                                                    18. 29D
                                                      Bathed, as in light
                                                    19. 30D
                                                      Terra ___
                                                    20. 31D
                                                      Infinite Jest and Anna Karenina have a lot of these
                                                    21. 32D
                                                      Negatively charged particle
                                                    22. 33D
                                                      Capital city on the Svislach River
                                                    23. 34D
                                                      Mountains home to alpacas, chinchillas, and llamas
                                                    24. 36D
                                                      Huh, strange, right?
                                                    25. 39D
                                                      Charts printed in Optician Sans
                                                    26. 40D
                                                      Mel, "The Man of a Thousand Voices"
                                                    27. 42D
                                                      Stat for a car or a turntable
                                                    28. 43D
                                                      Letter after phi
                                                    29. 45D
                                                      Pieces to lure an extraterrestrial
                                                    30. 46D
                                                      Bugged, like a phone wire
                                                    31. 48D
                                                      Spice used in curry and taco seasoning
                                                    32. 49D
                                                      Griffin of Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune
                                                    33. 50D
                                                      Jai ___
                                                    34. 51D
                                                    35. 53D
                                                      Art movement for Marcel Duchamp
                                                    36. 55D
                                                      At any point
                                                    37. 56D
                                                      Host Jay of the 2021 "You Bet Your Life" reboot
                                                    38. 57D
                                                      For fear that
                                                    39. 60D
                                                      Learning syst. behind Anki, Duolingo, and plain old flashcards