I passed with your A+ - and you passed the trail as well! Nudges are okay in this classroom!!
whimsy 16:17 · 2022-08-31T18:28:10.694Z
So that's where the other letters came from! I "only" needed 4 of 5, but if I'd gone for the fifth it might have helped me avoid getting hung up on adding an E to SHAM10A"Is that a genuine decorative pillowcase??" "No, it's a ___!"[----] for TAUNT55DRidicule (*)[-----]. But ultimately I had enough to see the fun that was going on! Thanks, Mikey! Great summer of solves!
Used all five spoilers, and even then, struggled bunches before the 'aha' moment. You guys who can see their way through without the spoilers: Impressive! TFTXWD.
Dow Jones 3s · 2022-09-03T08:28:44.162Z
Challenging puzzle. Thanks for the nudges.
kurtalert 16:15 · 2022-09-03T20:15:03.818Z
Tricky one - wasn't sure I was going to get it! Nice puzzle.
Samik 23:14 · 2022-09-04T00:50:48.658Z
Anyone mind posting some steps on how you get to the meta? This one had me stumped. Also, I'm surprised that 14 across14A"There ___ 'I' in team (or meta)"[----] (no i in meta) turned out to be a false clue... Threw me for a loop.
In retrospect, that silly addendum by me should've been discarded (I have a lot of free-wheeling clues and need to be careful that any free-wheeling-ness doesn't affect the meta), so apologies on that.
Samik 23:14 · 2022-09-04T12:59:16.880Z
Ahh, that's really cool, great puzzle! Nah you're fine just started dipping my toes into metas so I was really digging deep for anything and attached abit too hard to that supposed clue hahah. Great stuff.