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X Marks The Spot (Meta)

◆◆ · By benchen71 · Published 20 days ago

Meta Prompt: X may mark the spot, but the answer to the meta is what you have to traverse to get there
Meta number 3, and we're in pirate territory! Aargh, me hearties! But it's a bit different this time, because you know where the treasure is - you just don't know where you have to start from. Good luck!
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  • Mike D 🤓8:46 · 19 days ago
    Loved this grid! I spent a long time pondering the meta and found what I thought might be some clues - LEY
    32D LEYLine that some say connects a significant place to another significant place
    , BLAZE
    42D BLAZEMark on a tree, indicating you're on a trail
    , the appearance of FIRST
    1D FIRSTGold medal-winning position
    , SECOND
    7A SECONDWhat you might find at a factory outlet
    , THIRD
    5D THIRDOne part of a pizza cut into three equal pieces
    , and FOURTH
    1A FOURTHDate in May when closet Star Wars fans inadvertently out themselves
    , but I was unable to put it together. Any chance you can explain how it works?
    • benchen71 constructor · 19 days ago
      LEY
      32D LEYLine that some say connects a significant place to another significant place
      has nothing to do with it, neither does BLAZE
      42D BLAZEMark on a tree, indicating you're on a trail
      . But the ordinals are where to look. Is there a clue perhaps in where these entries are located in the grid?
    1ADate in May when closet Star Wars fans inadvertently out themselves
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    Across
    1. 1A
      Date in May when closet Star Wars fans inadvertently out themselves
    2. 7A
      What you might find at a factory outlet
    3. 13A
      Worship song by John Wimber from 1980
    4. 14A
      Hebrew for "My Lord"
    5. 15A
      Cocktail that comes in black and white varieties
    6. 17A
      Ratio that skews images if not preserved
    7. 18A
      The most common form of lupus (abbr.)
    8. 19A
      Music streaming service (now defunct) that may have started the annoying trend of dropping a letter out of a normal word and calling it a business
    9. 21A
      "Quiet, I'm trying to solve this meta!"
    10. 22A
      "That blog post was too long but I read it anyway." (abbr., which I made up just now)
    11. 23A
      Annoying person, slangily
    12. 24A
      "Should my baby sleep in a bassinet or ___?"
    13. 26A
      Junior's junior, perhaps?
    14. 28A
      There is such a thing as the Australian Government Rebate; this is its acronym
    15. 29A
      Aussie rules footballer, Shaun ___, born in 1971 (hee hee, my revenge for all those US sporting people in crosswords!)
    16. 30A
      How Australians refer to the Salvation Army (with "the")
    17. 33A
      "No," said the Scot
    18. 34A
      Preposition that can sound like poetry or slang
    19. 35A
      You need more than one of these to form a bureaucracy (is that allowed? see, that's why I need 8 down
      Maybe my crossword could do with a couple of these? (abbr.)[---]
      )
    20. 36A
      Noises from angry dogs
    21. 37A
      What we have to do to grass constantly to maintain suburban decorum
    22. 38A
      Delivery experts, for short
    23. 39A
      Earl Grey and Russian Caravan, for two
    24. 40A
      What you add to your ad if you are willing to negotiate
    25. 41A
      Prefix that goes before and means "before" (ooh, that's meta!)
    26. 42A
      Watering holes, with a piano (hopefully)
    27. 43A
      ___ and file
    28. 45A
      What people in the UK speak
    29. 47A
      VI years before the battle of Hastings
    30. 48A
      Short form of the long name for a car
    31. 49A
      Talk about us (only in an SMS)
    32. 50A
      Animals running amok across the centre of Australia (more than a million of them!)
    33. 54A
      Newton, the one in Mission: Impossible 2, not the inventor of gravity
    34. 56A
      Actor who no longer voices Nahasapeemapetilon
    35. 57A
      Relating to high mountains
    36. 58A
      ___ is the night, according to F. Scott Fitzgerald
    37. 59A
      What the Scot in 33 across
      "No," said the Scot[---]
      's kilt is made of
    Down
    1. 1D
      Gold medal-winning position
    2. 2D
      English snooker player, Ronnie ___, one of the most talented players ever
    3. 3D
      Light-hearted and disingenuous
    4. 4D
      What you write on an envelope to make it go back where it came from
    5. 5D
      One part of a pizza cut into three equal pieces
    6. 6D
      Someone who enjoys loud, thrashy music
    7. 7D
      Carrier based in Johannesburg
    8. 8D
      Maybe my crossword could do with a couple of these? (abbr.)
    9. 9D
      Policeperson, slangily
    10. 10D
      Only male child
    11. 11D
      Stille ___, a well-known German Christmas carol
    12. 12D
      Someone who looks like Bambi about to be struck by a car at night (think about it) (abbr.)
    13. 16D
      Waterfall popular with honeymooners, but lots of them
    14. 20D
      Turns out Fiona is one (spoiler alert!)
    15. 24D
      Traveler in a hot-air balloon
    16. 25D
      "Here's something to think about!"
    17. 27D
      Multinational collaborative project in low Earth orbit (abbr.)
    18. 29D
      Suckerfish
    19. 30D
      Social media hangout dedicated to a specific topic
    20. 31D
      Country of the tango and Eva Peron
    21. 32D
      Line that some say connects a significant place to another significant place
    22. 35D
      "That's a ___"
    23. 39D
      Beatles song from the Revolver album
    24. 42D
      Mark on a tree, indicating you're on a trail
    25. 44D
      Marsupial in a tree, indicating you're in Australia
    26. 46D
      According to Kermit, it isn't easy being this
    27. 47D
      Test you have to pass in order to even try to become a doctor (abbr.)
    28. 51D
      Diagram used to describe complex databases (abbr.)
    29. 52D
      Untruth
    30. 53D
      Middle Eastern currency code
    31. 55D
      Josh Carter's employer in Rutherford Falls (can't wait until season 2!)
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