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Bouncing off the walls

◆◆ · By woozy · Published 2 months ago

Meta Prompt: The meta is an answer to a question
I couldn't figure out this Capn Rick meta, https://crosshare.org/crosswords/fJCfC9hD0mDjOtyUdxhK/echo-location, so I made up this puzzle instead using the mechanism I wanted that puzzle to have.
This was a hard grid to fill and I apologize for some of the encyclopedic entries but .... I got really stuck in places. But I hope you find this puzzle ..... different.
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  • benchen71 solved at 11:01 on 9/29/2022
  • beth solved at 22:04 on 9/29/2022
  • Hector solved at 3:15 on 9/30/2022
  • Mr Tex solved at 21:43 on 10/5/2022
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  • hoover solved at 3:55 on 10/10/2022
  • Tom Wilson solved at 12:46 on 10/10/2022
  • Laura M solved at 19:46 on 10/10/2022

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  • benchen71 10:09 · 2 months ago
    Love the unique grid! I, too, have not been able to do "Echo Location". While this grid was a lot harder than Cap'n Rick's, this was an easier meta.
    • woozy constructor · 2 months ago
      Actually I did get Cap'n Rick in the end. It turned out it was a lot easier than I was assuming it was.
      I know people say that but in this case it was..... Now as to your MOAT..... I should see something ... but I don't.
      Thanks for doing this puzzle.
      • woozy constructor · 2 months ago
        You might like this meta I did in response to your earthquake meta:
      • woozy constructor · 2 months ago
        Oh, heck! I can't believe the misspelling I made in the title! Like a first grade error. You probably all thought it was an intentional joke, didn't you?
        • hoover 10s · about 2 months ago
          Nice one! I haven't seen this metanism before.
          • Laura M 🤓17:47 · about 2 months ago
            Fun, thanks!
            1AResponse I'm expecting to this puzzle
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            Across
            1. 1A
              Response I'm expecting to this puzzle
            2. 4A
              With 16D
              See 4A[----]
              direction to begin the meta
            3. 9A
              Beast of burden
            4. 12A
              Third person, singular, feminine, dative (Ger.); or Second person, plural, familiar, nominative. (Okay.... her; or you all)
            5. 13A
              Hugh of Blackadder, Jeeves and Wooster, etc. fame
            6. 14A
              Liquor flavored from Juniper
            7. 15A
              Floral necklace
            8. 16A
              What those snaky fish might get if the lounge about by those sunny rocks?
            9. 17A
              Self-conceit
            10. 18A
              Current dominant display technology (Cathode-Ray Tube is long gone)
            11. 19A
              Turkish general
            12. 20A
              Midday snooze
            13. 21A
              A direction that is utterly impossible to start the meta with
            14. 22A
              Big pig
            15. 23A
              Pvt.'s superior
            16. 24A
              All purpose suffix for chemical composition
            17. 25A
              Home project letters
            18. 26A
              Wields for the purpose of
            19. 28A
              Ancestor of Hungarians
            20. 30A
              Prefix meaning husk or rind
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              The trivia question that stumps ---- the one about the Asian plum trees.
            22. 32A
              Natural hazard outside human control as written be an insurance company that is preposterously weary of taking the Lord's name in vain.
            23. 35A
              Lunar module
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              Cleaving tool for splitting cask staves and shingles from the block
            25. 41A
              Not a video rating for children and general audience but Thames Valley Youth Games
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              Groups of eight
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              Second rate
            28. 46A
              Domestic intelligence service
            29. 47A
              Literally "and the rest"
            30. 48A
              I suppose "self-addressed" is redundant (who else would have done the addressing) so this three letter abbreviation is a useful as the four-letter one I'm more familiar with
            31. 49A
              The second movie in The Lord of the Rings franchise for those who absolutely must use initialisms
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              Roman household god
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              Anatomical pouch
            34. 52A
              To be continued (or concluded)
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              A proof by contradiction as referred to by someone who absolutely must use initialisms (think Latin)
            36. 54A
              An American theater chain; or a cable channel originally specializing in movies
            37. 55A
              Cheap laptop whose primary purpose is web access
            38. 57A
              Clerical robe
            39. 58A
              Lady who dallies going the other way
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              Relating to the foot bones
            41. 60A
              Similar to EXE, a library of shared files, many of which (but not all) have this as a file extension
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              The direction from Margaree Harbour to Baddeck (via Highway 30; don't forget to stop off at Nyanza for some good sandwiches)
            43. 62A
              Cartographic volume
            44. 63A
              Vision organ
            Down
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              Is going to do a Polynesian dance
            2. 2D
              If 1/COS is THE SEC then what is 1/COS?
            3. 3D
              An icebox that doesn't work full time? Or a portmanteau work for competency at storing cold food? At any rate, it's not a real word.
            4. 4D
              Ritual prayer done five times a day
            5. 5D
              On the town
            6. 6D
              In an early Pogo strip Howland Owl and Churchy la Femme tried to get this element by crossing a yew tree with a geranium
            7. 7D
              We had these on the top of our Xmas trees when I was a child; more universal-- Joni Mitchell song that talks of "Varnished weeds in window jars, Tarnished beads on tapestries"
            8. 8D
              Ancient name for the Iberian peninsula
            9. 9D
              Meeting outline
            10. 10D
              Add one's name to a guest book
            11. 11D
              Tintin's Wire Fox Terrier
            12. 13D
              "Hands off that!"
            13. 16D
              See 4A
              With 16D direction to begin the meta[-----]
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              Yea frequent
            15. 29D
              "There ---- jury in the world that will convict me"
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              Hastily written sign for the protest over the arrest of Kris Krngle
            17. 34D
              Something a hungry person may say
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              The business of producing video on discs
            19. 37D
              A counting of vision organs
            20. 38D
              A reference guide showing all color values according to the additive color model
            21. 40D
              Keyboard shortcut that will open Windows Start menu
            22. 42D
              Malia, Shasha, and Michelle
            23. 43D
              The meta begins with one, and the meta ends with one
            24. 44D
              Baloch tribe
            25. 45D
              A ruthful and sheveled person may take care (although a ruthless and disheveled person may be ----less)
            26. 46D
              Banners
            27. 48D
              Porticoes
            28. 56D
              Group with motto "Be prepared"
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