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Off the Grid 21: Up the Ante (meta)

· By damefox · Published 2023-09-03T16:00:07.464Z

Meta Prompt
Starting with #21, we're UPPING THE ANTE: the meta answer is the five-letter word that should go in the missing ???? of the grid. It's up to you to figure out whether this grid is missing its top row, right column, bottom row, or left column, as well as what word should go there.
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  • merlinnimue solved 2023-09-03T16:29:05.632Z
  • sledge solved 2023-09-03T17:54:39.014Z
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  • Maxish solved 2023-09-03T18:44:57.304Z
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  • Abide solved 2023-09-03T22:15:23.670Z
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  • Grant Kennell solved 2023-09-03T22:52:33.965Z
  • raise solved 2023-09-03T23:05:46.745Z
  • Jake A solved 2023-09-03T23:08:34.832Z
  • benchen71 solved 2023-09-03T23:18:59.274Z
  • Chris B solved 2023-09-03T23:32:23.225Z
  • Philip Chow solved 2023-09-03T23:45:54.648Z
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  • merlinnimue 🤓1:10 · 2023-09-03T16:33:05.902Z
    nice
    changing the rules might tax my puny brain... as kenny said, i should know when to fold em... but im too dumb to know that, so dunning-kruger dont fail me now
    • Abide 🤓1:13 · 2023-09-03T22:15:56.851Z
      Cool idea! 😜
      • Grant Kennell 3:12 · 2023-09-03T22:53:12.941Z
        You’re trying to kill me lol
        • benchen71 🤓42s · 2023-09-03T23:19:08.015Z
          Nice twist!
          • Philip Chow 🤓1:50 · 2023-09-03T23:46:25.143Z
            love the added challenge!!
            • THC 🤓2:38 · 2023-09-04T00:44:33.094Z
              Thanks, Emma!
              • Maxish 🤓1:06 · 2023-09-04T12:21:46.430Z
                All in!
                • kurtalert 🤓49s · 2023-09-05T00:10:23.493Z
                  nice expansion to the theme!
                  • Jon 🤓1:02 · 2023-09-05T00:46:47.121Z
                    Enjoyed it.
                    • rjy 🤓2:45 · 2023-09-05T17:33:46.785Z
                      like the new challenge!
                      • Puzzled 🤓1:24 · 2023-09-07T03:24:56.083Z
                        It worked out this time, but I'm a little worried for next time. 🙂
                        • DrTom 🤓3:40 · 2023-09-12T18:22:10.754Z
                          Well that raised the stakes for me
                          • Neathery 🤓31s · 2023-11-12T16:14:00.340Z
                            Thanks!
                            1A
                            Leader of a flock
                            1
                            2
                            3
                            4
                            5
                            6
                            7
                            8
                            9
                            Across
                            1. 1A
                              Leader of a flock
                            2. 6A
                              Prerecorded
                            3. 7A
                              Like the members of BTS
                            4. 8A
                              Suitable for consumption
                            5. 9A
                              State of rest
                            Down
                            1. 1D
                              Battery terminal
                            2. 2D
                              Word after comic or Sunset
                            3. 3D
                              "She checks out Mozart while she does ___ ..." ("Drops of Jupiter" lyric)
                            4. 4D
                              Iridescent gems
                            5. 5D
                              Actress Zellweger
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