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My Funny Valentine (Meta)

· By Abide · Published 10 months ago

Meta Prompt: The meta answer is a comedic actor. Commentary, nudges, and reveal linked HERE: https://www.xword-muggles.com/viewtopic.php?t=1449
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  • Abide constructor · 10 months ago
    • Shmuel Schmell 4s · 10 months ago
      Good puzzle - thanks!
      • kymike 2s · 10 months ago
        I LUV (ed) it
        • Hector 14:02 · 10 months ago
          Neat! And a dense grid for a meta, must have been a challenge
          • Capn Rick 🤓12:51 · 10 months ago
            Nice job, Peter!
            • boharr 4s · 10 months ago
              Fun and great cluing.
              • Bbaack 26:51 · 10 months ago
                I heartily agree with the other comments; lots of fun!
                • whimsy 24:56 · 10 months ago
                  Lots of fun -- especially when I stopped thinking so either/or!
                  • wendy walker 4s · 10 months ago
                    What a sweet puzzle, Peter!
                    • Carolyn 3s · 10 months ago
                      Challenging grid but fun meta!
                      • Laura M 🤓26:03 · 10 months ago
                        Tough grid but fun!
                        • Dow Jones 4s · 10 months ago
                          I've never seen or heard the term "one-o-cat". We played "work-up". Fine grid and meta, Peter. Thanks for the entertainment.
                          • Tyrpmom 🤓1:13:18 · 10 months ago
                            Lovely Valentines puzzle.
                            • I K Snamhcok 2s · 10 months ago
                              Fun! But I must admit, I was impatient and asked another Muggle for a nudge.
                              • Wendy S HeadinHome 🤓6:38 · 10 months ago
                                Full of erudition indeed! Thanks for the clever cluing!
                                • Sharkicicles 2s · 10 months ago
                                  Oak Park, Illinois’ finest!
                                  • ship4u 🤓3:54 · 10 months ago
                                    Brilliant grid that took us all day to complete, but well worth it and a lot of fun. The elaborate meta was also very clever and fun. Bravo, Peter!
                                    • Cindy Heisler 2s · 10 months ago
                                      Great puzzle for Valentines Day! Thanks, Peter!
                                      • KayW 11:42 · 10 months ago
                                        Fun meta!
                                        • Darth 🤓32:28 · 10 months ago
                                          I noticed the "heart" references in the three long answers, but It took me another look to find all the SYNS
                                          64A SYNSEntries that can be transplanted for other entries: Abbr.
                                          that were hidden around. But I was still able to solve it "Han Solo" (without any nudges). lol Good one, Peter!
                                          • Abide constructor · 10 months ago
                                            Alderaan places….🤣
                                          • Ergcat 34:17 · 10 months ago
                                            Clever construction! Well done!
                                            • Pandora's Blocks Weekly Meta Crossword 8:45 · 10 months ago
                                              Thought I had the right mechanism, but couldn't understand how it fit the Valentine's Day theme until.... it did!
                                              • minimuggle 🤓18:07 · 10 months ago
                                                wonderful puzzle. lots of fun rabbit holes
                                                • dplass 8:50 · 10 months ago
                                                  I got it but don't get it. Where's the HART for newhart? Whoosh.
                                                  Thanks for the puzzle though!
                                                  • Abide constructor · 10 months ago
                                                    I sent you a PM. It’s consistent with the theme entries…
                                                  • MamaEllen 3s · 10 months ago
                                                    Took me a while and the nudges but got it! Fun puzzle Peter :-)
                                                    • THC 🤓7:33 · 10 months ago
                                                      Good one!
                                                      • rjy 4s · 10 months ago
                                                        Bringing up the rear, here. I just couldn’t get past HEART fitting in all of those word pairs: LIONHEART / HEART ATTACK SWEETHEART / HEARTLAND HUNGRY HEART / HEARTSICK
                                                        So duh! Kevin Hart!
                                                        Alas, no, and it took me forever to back out of that rabbit hole to work the synonyms. Very clever puzzle, enjoyed it - even for as many times as I had to come back and revisit it!
                                                        • Abide constructor · 10 months ago
                                                          That was an expected 🐇 🕳
                                                          • rjy 4s · 10 months ago
                                                            I so love diabolical meta constructors!
                                                        • Tom Wilson 10:00 · 10 months ago
                                                          This was beautifully constructed ... and beyond my grasp!
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                                                            Feeble or feverish
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                                                            "Seems likely to me"
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                                                            Vaccination for a boxer?
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                                                            Kamala Harris or Cyrus Vance, Jr., for short
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                                                            Lake ___ Vista, Florida city controlled by The Walt Disney Company (2020 Census pop. 24)
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                                                            British ballpoint
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                                                            Result of a NFC North team's blitz?
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                                                            Congregation coda
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                                                            Where to see SCOTUS confirmations
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                                                            "Dies ___" (Latin hymn)
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                                                            Dull in color
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                                                            Hockey: Orr Baseball: ___
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                                                            "Narcos" org.
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                                                            First name of adventurer Casanova and actor Gianniotti, or last name of actress Laura San ___ (that should cover all age ranges)
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                                                            Red-letter
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                                                            Image consultant, briefly (he/him)
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                                                            Prime rib location?
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                                                            The, in Torino
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                                                            Bee that's fed royal jelly
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                                                            Republic of confectionaries?
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                                                            Manicurist at work
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                                                            Serial ID needed to unlock a cell phone
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                                                            Indian rice cakes served at breakfast (and which looks similar to 46-Down
                                                            How a slacker hangs around[----]
                                                            if you don't eat Indian rice cakes for breakfast)
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                                                            Org. that tracks Santa
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                                                            This puzzle is full of it
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                                                            Lit a fire under
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                                                            Smidgen
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                                                            Letters after two of twelve U.S. House Reps. from the Garden State
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                                                            Half a salad bowl tool
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                                                            Nero's 902
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                                                            Release
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                                                            Ruler's designation
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                                                            Condition of craving for chicken soup?
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                                                            One- ___ (ball game only played in crosswords)
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                                                            Neither sharp or flat
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                                                            Baby wipe additive
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                                                            Kathmandu's country, to the IOC
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                                                            "Come on, ___ you!" (start of a spicy food challenge)
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                                                            Was
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                                                            Pound sign?
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                                                            Japanese writing form
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                                                            James P. Hoffa is its current president
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                                                            Subject to being taxed, at a border
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                                                            Chicago athlete
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                                                            Confine, as a cockatiel
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                                                            "Star Trek" actor and LGBT activist George
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                                                            CBS Sports Radio personality who hosts an annual "Smack-Off"
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                                                            Local guy mentioned in numerous Onion headlines
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                                                            Treat that's doubly good
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                                                            300-580, to your bank
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                                                            H ___ Block
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                                                            Strongly longing
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                                                            "___ is the lowest form of wit" (except at XWord-Muggles.com)
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                                                            Vigorous barrage
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                                                            Barq's bottle size
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                                                            Post-seminar session, for short
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                                                            Joins
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                                                            Joe Burrow, in college
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                                                            As a total departure from the norm
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                                                            "Metallic" mountain of the Cascades
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                                                            In a filthy way
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                                                            Premise of "The Sting"
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                                                            Not everyone gets them
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                                                            Body politic
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                                                            SS ___ Fitzgerald (infamous shipwreck)
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                                                            How a slacker hangs around
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                                                            First space balloon, ca. 1960
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                                                            Jimmy Durante's "___ Dinka Doo"
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                                                            Spanish for "those things"
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                                                            Part of a Manhattan project?
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