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Big Trouble

· By Bird Lives · Published 26 days ago

Meta Prompt: The answer is a well-known story.
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  • wendy walker 3s · 26 days ago
    A super-fun MMM! Thanks, Jay!
    • JM 🤓11:08 · 26 days ago
      Golden!
      • DIS 🤓7:07 · 26 days ago
        That was fun -- thanks!
        • boharr 2s · 26 days ago
          Fun one. Thanks.
          • Bbaack 22:35 · 26 days ago
            This was a fun start to the week, thanks!
            • DrTom 5s · 26 days ago
              Had me scampering for a while...IRISH PLAY ABOUT WITCHES; WHISKY, SCOTCH, EAU...and then I looked at the ends. Loved the ABIDE
              1D ABIDEPut up with lousy clues (and one who doesn't)
              clue and learned what ATAVISM
              22D ATAVISMEvolutionary throwback
              was (I of course used a book to look it up). Interestingly another path I followed was GOLDEN ROD
              11A RODStewart or Serling
              , GOLDEN FLEECE, GOLD RUSH, GOLD ORE
              25D OREBauxite, for one
              , GOLDEN ERA
              23A ERAPitchers try to keep it low
              , GOLDEN DAWN...I got to REOSAD and figured I missed something, but now I am thinking they were GOLDEN (Easter) EGGS!
              Not every week that starts with someone stalking you. Fun MMM Jay!
              • Cindy Heisler 3s · 26 days ago
                Submitted one incorrect answer because I was reading too much into a couple clues. But as soon as I went back and looked at the grid, I spotted the obvious clues. Fun way to start the week. Thanks!
                • Sharkicicles 2s · 26 days ago
                  Thanks!
                  • THC 🤓4:35 · 26 days ago
                    Well done, Jay!
                    • whimsy 16:09 · 26 days ago
                      I love it when you tell fairy tales! Thanks, Jay!
                      • Gutman 2s · 25 days ago
                        The dudeski abides
                        • I K Snamhcok 1s · 25 days ago
                          Got to this late, finished the grid, stared for some time, then got it, truly, in a flash. Meaning: I went from nothing to the answer in approximately one second. Crazy!
                          • Tyrpmom 3s · 25 days ago
                            I can see how you could find the answer in 10 seconds. I did the third time I tried.
                            • woozy 13:43 · 25 days ago
                              Fun! Was going about with letters for a while "cooffEE, spotifI argOnaut, plAY" and that got me "Old MacDonald with a bad case of Taurtettes"
                              • Teamdoubletow 4s · 25 days ago
                                Very fun and fantastic clues! Thanks so much!
                                • Capn Rick 🤓8:46 · 24 days ago
                                  Good one, Jay! Hate to admit that I needed the nudges.
                                  • Ergcat 16:44 · 24 days ago
                                    Needed the nudge but nice AHA when I saw it ! Thanks, Jay!
                                    • Carolyn 5s · 24 days ago
                                      Very cute! Needed some of the nudges, but not all. Thanks for the chuckle!
                                      • michaelm 🤓3:32 · 24 days ago
                                        Been so long and getting so old (with no grandkids), I had to google the phrase to re-place the tale. Ouchie. Also loved 27A. Was ANSONIA
                                        27D ANSONIALandmark NYC building that has been home to Babe Ruth, Stravinsky, Caruso, and me
                                        planned before TERESA was in the WSJCC? Thanks, Jay!
                                        • Bird Lives constructor · 24 days ago
                                          This puzzle has been sitting around for weeks. The overlap with WSJ was pure coincidence.
                                        • BethA 12s · 24 days ago
                                          Thx for the puzzle!
                                          I’m not too consistent at working on the MMMs. Just decided to look at it this afternoon, and got it fairly quickly, after one false start. No hints needed.
                                          Enjoyed it!
                                          • hoover 3s · 23 days ago
                                            Needed 3 nudges. :/
                                            • Qmark 5s · 20 days ago
                                              Nice puzzle...I had stared at the filled grid all week and got nowhere...my visiting son took a look and saw the mechanism very quickly. :)
                                              1ANeat follow-up
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                                              Across
                                              1. 1A
                                                Neat follow-up
                                              2. 7A
                                                Use the microwave
                                              3. 11A
                                                Stewart or Serling
                                              4. 14A
                                                Comet competitor
                                              5. 15A
                                                B and Bs
                                              6. 16A
                                                Singer DiFranco
                                              7. 17A
                                                Joe with Jameson
                                              8. 19A
                                                Patronize Fanduel or Draft Kings
                                              9. 20A
                                                Blue politically
                                              10. 21A
                                                They're one way to a man's heart
                                              11. 22A
                                                Somewhat
                                              12. 23A
                                                Pitchers try to keep it low
                                              13. 24A
                                                Alexa command from a music lover
                                              14. 26A
                                                Scotch chaser
                                              15. 28A
                                                Butler-run estate
                                              16. 29A
                                                Glittering
                                              17. 31A
                                                Wicked witches
                                              18. 36A
                                                Pigs' digs
                                              19. 37A
                                                Bugs, et al.
                                              20. 38A
                                                "___ to differ"
                                              21. 39A
                                                Jason's crew
                                              22. 41A
                                                Attire that's out of this world
                                              23. 42A
                                                Film genre
                                              24. 43A
                                                Give a free pass to
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                                                Moll Flanders creator
                                              26. 49A
                                                LA pro
                                              27. 52A
                                                It's often found in geometry class
                                              28. 53A
                                                Hopeless cases
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                                                Tech for text, abbr.
                                              30. 55A
                                                Nintendo product
                                              31. 56A
                                                Chanel No. 5, par exemple
                                              32. 58A
                                                Washed-up horse
                                              33. 59A
                                                S&L offering
                                              34. 60A
                                                "I'm ___," female response to a male gazer
                                              35. 61A
                                                "Not so loud"
                                              36. 62A
                                                Paint brand with an ursine logo
                                              37. 63A
                                                Was spotted attending
                                              Down
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                                                Put up with lousy clues (and one who doesn't)
                                              2. 2D
                                                More resentful
                                              3. 3D
                                                Working on 37 Across
                                                Bugs, et al.[-----]
                                                , for example
                                              4. 4D
                                                ____ de deux
                                              5. 5D
                                                Claim much repeated in a Pharrell song
                                              6. 6D
                                                Ms. Kidman
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                                                Ingenious
                                              8. 8D
                                                Opens the seatbelt
                                              9. 9D
                                                Skateboarders' protection
                                              10. 10D
                                                Legal or journal ending
                                              11. 11D
                                                Service ace?
                                              12. 12D
                                                "___ by land. . ."
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                                                Mellencamp sang a little one about Jack and Diane
                                              14. 18D
                                                ____ pro nobis
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                                                Evolutionary throwback
                                              16. 25D
                                                Bauxite, for one
                                              17. 27D
                                                Landmark NYC building that has been home to Babe Ruth, Stravinsky, Caruso, and me
                                              18. 29D
                                                Where to get a facial and a massage
                                              19. 30D
                                                2013 film in which Scarlett Johansson is much heard but never seen
                                              20. 31D
                                                Alaskan prospector
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                                                Sexy
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                                                Tylenol alternative
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                                                Flowery neckwear
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                                                Joe Friday, e.g.
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                                                Pre-game parking-lot party
                                              26. 40D
                                                SF's ____ Valley (or how I sometimes have to correct how people spell my last name)
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                                                Loses it
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                                                Linguists' source
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                                                Becomes light
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                                                Nessun Dorma, Vissi D'Arte, etc.
                                              31. 46D
                                                Comment from Dobbins
                                              32. 47D
                                                Rear-_______ -- risk if you 37 Down
                                                Pre-game parking-lot party[--------]
                                              33. 48D
                                                Charge for a service
                                              34. 50D
                                                Legend, for one
                                              35. 51D
                                                Citi Field mascot
                                              36. 56D
                                                Where you'll see cars with DPL plates
                                              37. 57D
                                                Scoreboard letters at Citi Field
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