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Sail the seven seas

鈼嗏梿By Wayne Mesard Published 2024-02-20T01:59:06.686Z

Constructor's Note
Hint: Read the title before solving.
Bigger hint: The title phonetically tells you what you have to do to make sense of the starred clues.
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  • kieranjboyd 馃5:05聽路聽2024-02-20T02:35:39.840Z
    Took me a while to figure out that each of the theme entries swapCtter! Nice one
    • Wayne Mesard constructor聽路聽2024-02-20T03:20:06.347Z
      Jokes are always funnier, when you explain them, right? 馃槣
      • CMMA = SALEm ma
      • HACGUP = haS A LEgup
      • TAKECAK = takeS A LEak
      • REHEARCVENT = rehearSAL Event
      • NACDEMA = naSAL Edema
      • USECXA = useS ALExa
      • BASC = basS ALE
      • Capn Rick 9:39聽路聽2024-02-20T03:50:06.758Z
        Loved the rebuses! I live about 10 miles from CMMA.
        • Wayne Mesard constructor聽路聽2024-02-20T14:19:32.147Z
          Hello from the south shaw!
          • Capn Rick 9:39聽路聽2024-02-20T15:54:09.721Z
            Small world! By any chance, do you also construct meta puzzles? We are always looking for meta constructors over at https://www.xword-muggles.com/
        • Sendhil Revuluri 馃3:25聽路聽2024-02-20T03:32:05.971Z
          Very clever! I didn't get the theme until well after I was done solving. (FYI tiny typo in clue to 5A.)
          • Wayne Mesard constructor聽路聽2024-02-20T14:14:10.857Z
            Fixed the typo. Thanks for catching that!
          • Adam 7:24聽路聽2024-02-20T20:36:26.462Z
            I'd recommend adding the SALE rebuses as an alternate solution :)
            • Wayne Mesard constructor聽路聽2024-02-21T00:26:45.756Z
              I wasn't sure if that made sense, since it only applied to the crosses. But I think you're right. (Also, I can never remember how to work the alternate answer controls for rebuses. But I just remembered that I wrote it down last time!) Thanks for the push to make this change!
            • Jacob Reed 14:00聽路聽2024-02-21T03:58:46.259Z
              Oof! This one was a slog for me. I didn鈥檛 get the SALE/SAIL homophone til way late and also couldn鈥檛 get it to solve with the revised until I eventually figured out I had to just put 鈥淐鈥 in. Kept trying to fit NEOCLASSICAL or NEOCLASSIC for the domes. You should turn on alternate solutions for the rebuses. Probably a super fun puzzle and it鈥檚 just me having an off night!
              • Wayne Mesard constructor聽路聽2024-02-21T14:31:54.854Z
                It's not you, it's me 馃榿. I think this is one of those puzzles where the solving experience doesn't evoke a reaction of "aha that's clever!" so much as "ugh, this feels like homework". I was hoping that the hint, the bigger hint, and the easy fill would smooth that out. But it seems like for a lot of people it was still (wait for it) rough seas.
              • Brian Callahan 馃5:45聽路聽2024-02-22T16:28:20.595Z
                TAKECAK馃槀
                • Eric S 馃16:05聽路聽2024-02-22T20:10:08.064Z
                  I really enjoyed figuring this one out Wayne (didn't need the "bigger" hint). And Tracy and I were just in CMMA a couple weeks ago!
                  • dooiemus 馃12:00聽路聽2024-02-22T20:31:02.640Z
                    Lovely idea and execution
                    • T. G. 4:00聽路聽2024-03-01T00:54:57.241Z
                      This was so much fun!
                      1A
                      *New England town that has wall-to-wall tourists every October
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                      Across
                      1. 1A
                        *New England town that has wall-to-wall tourists every October
                      2. 5A
                        *Got a headstart on the competition (Alternate clue: Is acting like a dog out for a walk.)
                      3. 11A
                        Kind of sex
                      4. 12A
                        Coxswain's command to get ready to row
                      5. 13A
                        Declaration after being tagged on the playground
                      6. 14A
                        Pickleball competitor?
                      7. 15A
                        Caffeine-pill brand
                      8. 17A
                        NASA equivalent across the Pond
                      9. 18A
                        Texting acronym
                      10. 19A
                        *Has a wee
                      11. 23A
                        It can be stuffed when you're peckish or smacked when you're aghast
                      12. 24A
                        Greek P's
                      13. 25A
                        *Dinner the night before the wedding, e.g.
                      14. 29A
                        Cookie with a diameter of 5 centimeters, according to "Station Eleven" episode 9 (It's actually more like 4.4 cm)
                      15. 30A
                        Rage
                      16. 31A
                        *Swollen nostril
                      17. 33A
                        "Tarzan" movie studio, acquired by Amazon in 2022
                      18. 36A
                        Set back?
                      19. 37A
                        Emit a loud noise as from a trumpet, or the inevitable bluetooth speaker on the subway
                      20. 39A
                        14-Across great, Andre
                      21. 42A
                        Dry
                      22. 43A
                        Hidden
                      23. 44A
                        Small, as a skirt or fridge
                      24. 45A
                        *Asks an Amazon smart speaker to do something
                      25. 46A
                        *Beer brand with a red triangle logo
                      Down
                      1. 1D
                        American quarters, Canadian loonies, and EU euros
                      2. 2D
                        1983 Michael Keaton comedy about a stay-at-home dad
                      3. 3D
                        Hotel cleaning crew
                      4. 4D
                        Kind of sax
                      5. 5D
                        Crude shelter
                      6. 6D
                        Sneak ___ (look surreptitiously)
                      7. 7D
                        Protect, as the ecosystem
                      8. 8D
                        Chocolate cake coating
                      9. 9D
                        New England state sch.
                      10. 10D
                        Letter afterthoughts: Abbr.
                      11. 16D
                        Reverse alphabetical order
                      12. 20D
                        Nearly overflowing
                      13. 21D
                        "I got an ___ my test!" (cry of achievement)
                      14. 22D
                        Clock setting for a Seoul man: Abbr.
                      15. 23D
                        Like some architectural domes
                      16. 25D
                        Local Florida politician, DeSantis
                      17. 26D
                        Historical span
                      18. 27D
                        10,000 square meters (about 2.5 acres)
                      19. 28D
                        Curmudgeon or crustacean
                      20. 32D
                        Third most populous county in New Jersey (Bonus clue: second most populous county in England)
                      21. 33D
                        Romeo : Tony :: Juliet : ___
                      22. 34D
                        Smiles
                      23. 35D
                        Battlefield cry
                      24. 38D
                        Mary had a little one
                      25. 39D
                        ___ Dhabi, United Arab Emirates capital
                      26. 40D
                        Fring of "Breaking Bad" and "Better Call Saul"
                      27. 41D
                        Mont. neighbor
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