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· By noneuclidean · Published 6 months ago

Meta Prompt: Answer is a nine-letter adjective that sounds like it could describe Antarctica
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  • noneuclidean constructor · 6 months ago
    solution path:
    notice that each of the starred entries contains a synonym of zero: NONE, ZERO, NIL
    SUBZERO
    18A SUBZERO* Like Antarctica's temperatures, or a hint at what to do with the starred entries?
    means to take the letters directly below those, giving ICEL AND
    24A AND&
    IC
    • calica 🤓5:26 · 6 months ago
      It took me an embarrassingly long time to realize the second part of that
    • Mike D 🤓2:14 · 6 months ago
      This was great!
      • Veni Vidi Ascii 🤓13:39 · 6 months ago
        Fun puzzle! I'm not great with meta puzzles yet. I thought the solution path had something to do with SUBbing vowels or letters with the letter O, but couldn't figure out anything that made sense. Still enjoyed it though!
        • THC 🤓2:14 · 6 months ago
          Challenging meta solve path for a small puzzle. Took some thought to add “and” to “icel”, then to sub four letters of “zero” to “nil” and reduce to “ic” below. Enjoyable meta!
          • SJMcK 🤓7:54 · 6 months ago
            Solved my first meta. Thanks!
            • Meg 12s · 6 months ago
              Fun! I like the small-grid metas.
              • quatrevingtneuf 🤓2:19 · 6 months ago
                great little meta!
                • graham 🤓3:27 · 5 months ago
                  i adore it!
                  • Ajay 🤓3:51 · 5 months ago
                    Great puz!
                    1A"Awesome!"
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                    Across
                    1. 1A
                      "Awesome!"
                    2. 4A
                      * Hole ___ (ace)
                    3. 9A
                      39A
                      * 9A's habitat[----]
                      bird
                    4. 11A
                      Politely
                    5. 13A
                      List of options
                    6. 14A
                      Be a snitch
                    7. 15A
                      Language suffix
                    8. 17A
                      Actress Scala
                    9. 18A
                      * Like Antarctica's temperatures, or a hint at what to do with the starred entries?
                    10. 22A
                      Mo. that's half a year away from 6D
                      Mo. that's half a year away from 22A[---]
                    11. 23A
                      Uno + due
                    12. 24A
                      &
                    13. 25A
                      AOL alternative
                    14. 26A
                      Bit of sunshine
                    15. 27A
                      Giggles
                    16. 29A
                      Diminutive Italian suffix
                    17. 30A
                      General ___'s chicken
                    18. 31A
                      Party animal?
                    19. 34A
                      ___ of passage
                    20. 38A
                      Used a straw
                    21. 39A
                      * 9A
                      39A bird[----]
                      's habitat
                    22. 40A
                      Intends
                    23. 41A
                      "Gross!"
                    Down
                    1. 1D
                      Edge
                    2. 2D
                      "Honest" president
                    3. 3D
                      Clamor
                    4. 4D
                      Online nuisances
                    5. 5D
                      Long or Peeples
                    6. 6D
                      Mo. that's half a year away from 22A
                      Mo. that's half a year away from 6D[---]
                    7. 7D
                      Tennis, badminton, or volleyball
                    8. 8D
                      Orbital shape
                    9. 10D
                      Egyptian canal
                    10. 12D
                      Longs (for)
                    11. 16D
                      Chair
                    12. 18D
                      Bacon units
                    13. 19D
                      Reactor fuel
                    14. 20D
                      "Crazy in Love" singer
                    15. 21D
                      Poems of praise
                    16. 28D
                      Trumpet or bugle
                    17. 32D
                      Alias letters
                    18. 33D
                      Half a score
                    19. 35D
                      Roman trio
                    20. 36D
                      Pampering, initially
                    21. 37D
                      "Yikes!"
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