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Straight Outta Vegas

· By Capn Rick · Published 2022-09-12T11:44:30.023Z

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The meta answer is a 5-letter word.
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  • dplass 6:27 · 2022-09-12T13:16:37.716Z
    Nice. I got a little tripped up with the other hidden ACEs but for once, I persevered.
    • Capn Rick constructor · 2022-09-12T14:15:14.656Z
      Good job, David! Thanks for solving.
      • dplass 6:27 · 2022-09-15T01:56:18.416Z
        I just noticed that the cards go from top to bottom in the grid. Noice.
        • Capn Rick constructor · 2022-09-15T03:19:33.967Z
          Thanks David. I also tried to "ALIGN11DMake straight[-----]" the theme entries in a "straight" line. :)
    • DIS 🤓4:50 · 2022-09-12T13:47:50.654Z
      For a moment I tried to figure out what REKOP meant.
      • Capn Rick constructor · 2022-09-12T14:16:36.218Z
        Ha! That gives me an idea for another meta. Thanks, DIS.
      • Tyrpmom 2s · 2022-09-12T14:20:02.510Z
        Just perfect for a Monday morning. Thanks.
        • Capn Rick constructor · 2022-09-12T15:00:44.422Z
          Thanks for solving, Tyrpmom!
        • imontoo 5s · 2022-09-12T14:30:10.517Z
          Enjoyed this one! Thanks.
          • Capn Rick constructor · 2022-09-12T15:01:05.801Z
            Glad you enjoyed it, imontoo!
          • I K Snamhcok 1s · 2022-09-12T14:49:17.144Z
            Aces! Thanks, Cap’n!
            • Capn Rick constructor · 2022-09-12T16:12:52.114Z
              Thanks, Chris! Nice wordplay!
            • DrTom 3s · 2022-09-12T16:00:28.119Z
              Nice one Rick. I started focusing on Desert Inn other hotel connections and of course was trying to use The “queen” clue when it hit me, “hey I saw ace in there too!” Enjoyable!!
              • Capn Rick constructor · 2022-09-12T16:13:45.008Z
                Thanks, DrTom. Glad you enjoyed it!
              • Hector 🤓6:27 · 2022-09-12T15:46:36.183Z
                Symmetrical and everything -- very slick!
                • Capn Rick constructor · 2022-09-12T16:16:02.024Z
                  Thanks for noticing that, Hector. I also tried to hint at the "alignment" of the cards via 11-Down11DMake straight[-----].
                • Qmark 3s · 2022-09-12T22:20:14.263Z
                  Fun puzzle, Rick! Thanks!
                  • Capn Rick constructor · 2022-09-12T23:51:44.469Z
                    You're welcome, Qmark! Thank you for solving.
                  • Bbaack 🤓14:17 · 2022-09-12T23:20:01.558Z
                    This one was nice and straightforward. Well played!
                    • Capn Rick constructor · 2022-09-12T23:52:53.300Z
                      Thanks, Bbaack. This is one "straight" I'd love to "play" in Vegas!
                    • Alvibu67 10s · 2022-09-12T23:45:43.528Z
                      Very nice! I saw some gambling/casino terms hidden in the grid as well. Thank you!
                      • Capn Rick constructor · 2022-09-13T01:01:26.638Z
                        Thanks, Alvibu67. Yeah, I planted a few red herrings in the grid to distract from the clues.
                      • Teamdoubletow 4s · 2022-09-13T00:41:16.337Z
                        We started pursuing the terms hidden on the grid... Luckily Alex course corrected after not too much time
                        • Capn Rick constructor · 2022-09-13T02:17:47.512Z
                          Thanks, Team. I was trying a little sleight-of-hand there with the grid entries. Glad you called my bluff!
                        • Darth 🤓11:21 · 2022-09-13T01:22:56.181Z
                          Fun puz, Cap'n! I like your punny title, too! =)
                          • Capn Rick constructor · 2022-09-13T02:20:38.719Z
                            Thanks, Darth. Glad you enjoyed it!
                          • Ergcat 18:26 · 2022-09-13T01:56:54.806Z
                            Good one, Cap’n Rick! I enjoyed the hunt for the hidden secrets of Vegas! Thank you!
                            • Capn Rick constructor · 2022-09-13T02:22:05.708Z
                              Thank you, Ergcat! Glad you uncovered those secrets.
                            • Philip Chow 🤓4:56 · 2022-09-13T03:25:02.760Z
                              i went down so many rabbit holes including "vegas golden knights" the "slot machine" in "salemslot" and hunting for hotels that could be in the vegas strip... thanks for the fun puzzle :)
                              • Capn Rick constructor · 2022-09-13T12:15:18.923Z
                                Thanks for solving, Philip. Glad you got here in the end!
                              • Carolyn 27s · 2022-09-14T15:39:06.471Z
                                I also fell into the traps... can't believe it took me so long. Fun puzzle! Thanks
                                • Capn Rick constructor · 2022-09-14T16:36:21.935Z
                                  Vegas can be a real tourist "trap" sometimes. Thanks for solving, Carolyn!
                                • KayW 🤓5:58 · 2022-09-14T17:02:36.191Z
                                  Fell for the KNIGHTS40AHonorees of the queen[-------] and SLOT red herrings, but the Wednesday nudges set me STRAIGHT. Well done!
                                  • Capn Rick constructor · 2022-09-14T17:50:03.333Z
                                    Thanks, Kay! Glad you enjoyed it.
                                  • Dow Jones 3s · 2022-09-14T17:32:23.971Z
                                    Fun grid and meta. You hit the jackpot with this one, Cap'n Rick.
                                    • Capn Rick constructor · 2022-09-14T17:50:49.500Z
                                      Thanks for solving, Dow. Glad you had fun with it.
                                    • Cindy Heisler 2s · 2022-09-15T00:56:56.850Z
                                      I went down a few rabbit holes. Concentrated on the grid rather than clues. Just couldn't get all those Vegas grid entries to spell a word. Then I forgot about Wednesday nudges. But thanks to a nudge or two from a fellow muggle I finally got there. Thanks, Cap'n Rick!
                                      • Capn Rick constructor · 2022-09-15T02:07:28.793Z
                                        Thanks for solving, Cindy, and thanks to your fellow muggle too!
                                      • michaelm 🤓2:54 · 2022-09-15T17:35:54.462Z
                                        Almost a royal flush down the drain for me, but the nudges straightened the path. Puzzle prestidigitation worthy of your own show on the Strip. Thanks again, Cap'n Rick!
                                        • Capn Rick constructor · 2022-09-15T17:53:43.011Z
                                          Thanks, michaelm! "Puzzle prestidigitation" - say that five times real fast! Love it!
                                        • hoover 2s · 2022-09-15T17:44:12.417Z
                                          Nicely constructed!
                                          • Capn Rick constructor · 2022-09-15T19:25:39.206Z
                                            Thanks, Hoover. I appreciate your comment.
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                                          Air Force ace
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                                          Across
                                          1. 1A
                                            Air Force ace
                                          2. 6A
                                            Last words of "Over the Rainbow"
                                          3. 11A
                                            Branch
                                          4. 14A
                                            Uncle Sam's land
                                          5. 15A
                                            Once more
                                          6. 16A
                                            Director Ang
                                          7. 17A
                                            Risk everything
                                          8. 19A
                                            One ___ million
                                          9. 20A
                                            Harden, as cement
                                          10. 21A
                                            Little devils
                                          11. 22A
                                            Walmart competitor
                                          12. 24A
                                            German king
                                          13. 26A
                                            Pecan treats
                                          14. 28A
                                            "Snake in a Can" or "Bob Ross Chia Head", e.g.
                                          15. 31A
                                            Taiwanese PC maker
                                          16. 32A
                                            Jai ___
                                          17. 33A
                                            Circle segments
                                          18. 35A
                                            Part of a flight
                                          19. 39A
                                            Lap dog, for short
                                          20. 40A
                                            Honorees of the queen
                                          21. 42A
                                            French friend
                                          22. 43A
                                            Oktoberfest souvenir
                                          23. 45A
                                            Opinion
                                          24. 46A
                                            Faux pas
                                          25. 47A
                                            Honor with a party
                                          26. 49A
                                            Misgivings
                                          27. 51A
                                            Final courses
                                          28. 55A
                                            Western actor Jack
                                          29. 56A
                                            Arm-y animals?
                                          30. 57A
                                            Starbucks' tea brand
                                          31. 59A
                                            Camera type, briefly
                                          32. 62A
                                            Mauna ___
                                          33. 63A
                                            Take ___ (accept)
                                          34. 66A
                                            Tolkien tree creature
                                          35. 67A
                                            Britney Spears' "Oops!...I ___ Again"
                                          36. 68A
                                            Ham it up
                                          37. 69A
                                            Female rabbit
                                          38. 70A
                                            Trains in the ring
                                          39. 71A
                                            Graded on a scale from one to ten
                                          Down
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                                            Taverns
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                                            Words of understanding
                                          3. 3D
                                            See 53-Down53DWith 3-Down, "Powerball" or "Mega Millions", e.g.[-----]
                                          4. 4D
                                            Frequently, in verse
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                                            South Pacific resort island
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                                            Complain
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                                            Visibly shocked
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                                            A Bobbsey twin
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                                            Altoid alternative
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                                            Aids for asthma
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                                            Make straight
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                                            Actress Zellweger
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                                            Butcher's offerings
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                                            Someone who likes "Jimmy Eat World" or "Panic! At the Disco", perhaps
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                                            Nickname for singer Rihanna
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                                            ___ Friday's
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                                            Bacon serving
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                                            Spaces
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                                            Large quantity
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                                            Hot-dish holder
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                                            High-tech movie FX
                                          22. 36D
                                            Best-selling 1975 horror novel
                                          23. 37D
                                            Give off
                                          24. 38D
                                            Tears
                                          25. 40D
                                            Skateboarder's gear
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                                            Pluck
                                          27. 44D
                                            In that case
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                                            Madrid Mrs.
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                                            Three-sided beef cut
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                                            "Lethal Weapon" co-star
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                                            Meted (out)
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                                            Low-budget prefix
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                                            With 3-Down3DSee 53-Down[---------], "Powerball" or "Mega Millions", e.g.
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                                            Part of a flight
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                                            Play parts
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                                            Minstrel's instrument
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                                            Marsh plant
                                          38. 64D
                                            Pharmaceutical overseer
                                          39. 65D
                                            Doctors' org.
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