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PCC#20 "Let's Get Buzzed"

· By Philip Chow · Published 2023-12-16T16:59:37.200Z

Meta Prompt
[Level 2.5] Meta prompt: The answer to the meta is the name of a Disney character
Hint #1: 20A, 37A, 67A, 11D, 39D all have something in common
Hint #2: the two examples from these groups of 7 were randomly chosen - you don't have to manipulate them any further... focus on the title instead
Hint #3: the title doesn't have to do with drinking, but it does have to do with the math game referenced in 48-Down
Hint #4: if you google the rules of the game, players take turns counting out 1, 2, 3... but when they get to 7 or any multiple of 7 they say BUZZ
Hint #5: extract the letters from boxes 7, 14, 21, 28, and so on...
Checking for previous play data...

Leaderboard (updated hourly)

  • woozy solved 2023-12-16T17:57:10.993Z
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  • woozy 13:39 · 2023-12-16T17:58:32.908Z
    Cool! Got it with no hints. Had never heard of the game "Buzz" so had to look it up. Good one.
    • boharr 3s · 2023-12-16T18:24:30.536Z
      Fun one. Thanks, Phil.
      • Alex Sisti 2s · 2023-12-16T19:00:58.751Z
        Super-clean grid, given the constraints... well-done!
        • damefox 🤓4:49 · 2023-12-16T20:05:35.930Z
          That was very clever! And I second Al's comment about the clean grid. Nice one!
          • KayW 🤓7:40 · 2023-12-16T20:19:23.941Z
            Fun one, thanks! I never heard of Buzz game either - so learned something new today!
            • Abide 🤓14:58 · 2023-12-16T20:49:04.808Z
              Same as the Wooz.
              • Pair O Ducks 🤓4:42 · 2023-12-16T21:46:47.150Z
                Nice one! I got thrown off at first by assuming we needed to play FizzBuzz and buzz the multiples of 5. You got two of my favorites in the grid, EARL Grey Tea and ZADIE Smith :)
                • SamKat9 🤓9:59 · 2023-12-16T21:49:39.595Z
                  Very neat! I needed the first two hints but it was a pleasure to solve!
                  • Philip Chow constructor · 2023-12-16T22:58:33.111Z
                    Answer explanation: the long clues are all associated with sets of 7... and the clue and title hints at BUZZ at 48-Down... If you get the letters from 7, 14, 21, 28,... you spell out "SHYEST DWARF"... the seven dwarfs from snow white is another familiar set of 7 and the shyest dwarf is our meta answer: BASHFUL...
                    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was Walt Disney's first animated feature length film which premiered on Dec 21, 1937 (86 years ago!) at the Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.
                    • Philip Chow constructor · 2023-12-16T23:03:46.368Z
                      My original working title for the puzzle was "Common Difference" and my hints were going to do with arithmetic progression vs geometric progression and math formula for finding the nth term as a_{n}=a_{1}+(n-1)d... I didn't think anyone would want to relive math class so just went with a "buzz" reference instead for the title as a much better entryway
                      I spent three days trying to get a symmetric puzzle to work with the letters in the right numbers but couldn't get the fill to work. Finally threw in the towel and violated grid symmetry to achieve it... also "rainbow hue" is out of language... I would've much preferred "rainbow color" but wanted something symmetrical in letter length to "hill of rome"
                      • whimsy 🤓11:30 · 2023-12-17T01:33:08.266Z
                        (After googling about "Buzz") I totally missed the long themers "seven" reference so just did trial and error multiples.... but got there! Thanks for the fun puzzle, Phil! (And for skipping the math formulas!)
                        • I K Snamhcok 3s · 2023-12-17T03:59:21.358Z
                          Ditto woozy just below. Nice! Thanks, Phil!
                          • fivehalves 2s · 2023-12-17T06:32:57.537Z
                            Great puzzle! I also had to look up Buzz, but then it clicked. Fun fact, I went down a rabbit hole to do with double letters... because Buzz has a double Z in it... look, it made sense at the time.
                            • kurtalert 🤓3:43 · 2023-12-17T15:20:08.400Z
                              Very fun as always - thanks Philip!
                              • Capn Rick 🤓8:44 · 2023-12-17T15:06:22.836Z
                                Fun one, Phil! Very well-constructed.
                                • MatthewL 🤓7:24 · 2023-12-17T20:06:43.711Z
                                  Fun one, Phil! Went with the obvious Snow White first, but then found the correct path. Thanks for the puzzle!
                                  • Laura M 🤓11:52 · 2023-12-18T18:28:15.414Z
                                    Excellent!
                                    • Darth 🤓8:03 · 2023-12-21T20:30:57.222Z
                                      Nice idea! Thanks, Phil!
                                      • Qmark 3s · 2023-12-29T04:22:22.535Z
                                        Thanks Phil! I've been away on vacation so I'm behind on my metas...finally got to print your puzzle today and solve. Super meta! Thanks!
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                                          Wiggle room
                                        2. 6A
                                          Blog feed letters
                                        3. 9A
                                          "Yeah!" singer who will headline the 2024 Super Bowl halftime show
                                        4. 14A
                                          Bay Area's equivalent to New England's "wicked"
                                        5. 15A
                                          "That feels so good!"
                                        6. 16A
                                          Whinny
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                                          Engaged in battle
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                                          Medical scan often done in a large tube: Abbr.
                                        9. 19A
                                          Volunteer's offer
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                                          Gluttony or sloth
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                                          Got the heck out of Dodge
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                                          Jazz trombonist Kid ___
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                                          Desert watering holes
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                                          Many a Keats poem
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                                          Term for a smart aleck that the Three Stooges used a lot
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                                          "___-A-Lympics" ('70s Hanna/Barbera spoof)
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                                          ___ de toilette (fancy perfume that isn't made with actual toilet water)
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                                          Be cautious, especially when handling fragile packages
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                                          "The Chamber of Secrets" or "The Half-Blood Prince"
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                                          Burnt ___ crisp
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                                          "___ and away!" (Superman catchphrase)
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                                          His face is on the 1-yuan note, and the 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100
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                                          Winter vehicles that resemble bicycles, but with runners instead of wheels
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                                          Becomes more profound
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                                          Stuck with the same old routine
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                                          Genetic messenger molecule, for short
                                        27. 54A
                                          "Diamonds and Rust" folk singer Joan
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                                          "Oh, that's really adorable!"
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                                          ___ Paulo, Brazil
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                                          "White Teeth" novelist Smith
                                        31. 64A
                                          "The Hand that Feeds" industrial rock band, for short
                                        32. 65A
                                          "Yuck... that's so gross!"
                                        33. 67A
                                          Europe or Antarctica
                                        34. 70A
                                          1986 Indy 500 winner Bobby (whose name is one letter off from India's Taj ___)
                                        35. 72A
                                          Decorative vase
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                                          Only player to have won two FIFA Golden Balls
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                                          "Yay, me!"
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                                          Outdoor gear retailer
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                                          Indiana hoopster
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                                          Experiences
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                                          Brand name ending for "Gator" or "Power"
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                                          What the Grinch did to Christmas
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                                          Follow around, as a job trainee
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                                          Russian czar known as "the Great"
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                                          Whitney Houston's "I Will ___ Love You"
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                                          Dressed up
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                                          ___ Grey tea
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                                          "Hell's Kitchen" chef Gordon who yells at everyone
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                                          Indian wedding dresses that are often red
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                                          Sparkle, like stars or freshly polished shoes
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                                          Prefix with "verse" or "form"
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                                          "To thine own ___ be true"
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                                          Quirinal or Viminal
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                                          Pelted with ovoid objects, as in a bad Halloween prank
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                                          ___ Island (The Ocean State)
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                                          Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give ___"
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                                          Baby shower gift
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                                          Suffix with "mountain" or "auction"
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                                          Like apparel donned in a Christmas carol
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                                          Like the horizontal entries in a crossword: Abbr.
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                                          "The ___ Four" (The Beatles)
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                                          Chemical symbol for Untripentium, the temporary name for theoretical element #135
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                                          Variety of poker with a mix of facedown and faceup cards
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                                          Pertaining to a large asteroid family named after the Greek goddess of the dawn
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                                          Elevations: Abbr.
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                                          Electronic dance music DJ Steve or World Golf Hall-of-Famer Isao
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                                          Orange or indigo
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                                          Remove from office
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                                          Boxing-match enders, for short
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                                          Sheep sound
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                                          Unrefined metal in rocks
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                                          Bee sound, or a math counting game in which players are not allowed to say multiples of a certain number
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                                          Ambient musician Brian
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                                          ___-Man (classic arcade game with four ghosts)
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                                          Cherished
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                                          Hundred Acre Wood resident ___-the-Pooh
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                                          International peace group that designates "World Heritage Sites": Abbr.
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                                          Glittery decoration
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                                          Whole
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                                          Font embellishment that the "sans" refers to in Comic Sans
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                                          In the know
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                                          Honda's luxury line
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                                          “Mirror, mirror on the ___, who’s the fairest of them all?”
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                                          Mischief-makers
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                                          Shipshape
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                                          "___ Misérables" (Broadway musical)
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