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· By Pandora's Blocks Weekly Meta Crossword · Published about 1 year ago

Meta Prompt: The answer to this week's meta is a drink.
Hey there Crosshare solvers! If you're enjoying these puzzles, head on over to www.PandorasBlocks.org to join our mailing list, get entered to win a Pandora's Blocks mug, get hints on tough puzzles and read detailed answer explanations (great for people just starting to solve metas). Happy Solving! -Will
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  • Capn Rick 20:40 · about 1 year ago
    Fun one Will!
    • elian c 14:39 · about 1 year ago
      super smooth solve for me! fun as usual
      • Deepak B 🤓14:13 · about 1 year ago
        Fun one!
        • David Plass 9:43 · about 1 year ago
          Cool! Thanks for the puzzle.
          • boharr 2s · about 1 year ago
            Fun and clever puzzle
            • wendy walker 5s · about 1 year ago
              Fun! And I vote for keeping the difficulty rating.
              • Mike D 🤓6:17 · about 1 year ago
                Nice one! Loved that clue for PEELER
                25D PEELERApple gadget
                😂
                • Meg 3s · about 1 year ago
                  Not the first time symmetry has taken me down the wrong tunnel! Thanks, Will.
                  • Hilary Parsons 🤓4:25 · about 1 year ago
                    Enjoyed this one very much.
                    • CPJohnson 🤓3:19 · about 1 year ago
                      I got it! Thanks, Will!
                      • Anita and Steve 🤓3:00 · about 1 year ago
                        Fun one! I like seeing the difficulty rating. Helps set expectations.
                        • Cindy Heisler 2s · about 1 year ago
                          I vote for keeping the difficulty rating. Although I get frustrated with myself when it is a 1/10 and I have trouble solving it!!
                          • MajordomoTom 🤓10:27 · about 1 year ago
                            bottom's up
                            • Gutman 10s · about 1 year ago
                              22D
                              22D OLE___ Miss
                              made search for this
                              • MajordomoTom 🤓10:27 · about 1 year ago
                                yes, I also vote to keep the difficulty rating, though I thought this was a 3/10 or thereabouts not a 6.
                                • C64 4s · about 1 year ago
                                  Agreed on both counts.
                                • Terpagator 4s · about 1 year ago
                                  Wow, fantastic meta. Incredible you could find such natural phrases to encode the solution.
                                  • David Higgins 🤓7:05 · about 1 year ago
                                    Great puzzle!
                                    • auee89 3s · about 1 year ago
                                      Fun! I like the difficulty rating, although I thought this 6/10 was easier for me than last week's 1/10 :-).
                                      • Jimbo 4s · about 1 year ago
                                        I also vote to keep the difficulty rating
                                        • bodhipepper 🤓10:00 · about 1 year ago
                                          I like having expectations set with a difficulty rating, but might recommend a simpler Easy / Medium / Hard scale - or even adopting MGWCC "weeks" - as I think a ten point scale is trying to be too precise about something a bit more ineffable. Thanks for the puzzle!
                                          • Orfington 🤓7:48 · about 1 year ago
                                            My first meta solve!!! Thank you for the puzzles and tips on how to learn the logic for these!
                                            • Sfull411 🤓5:08 · about 1 year ago
                                              It took a while, but I got it! Thank you, Will!
                                              • Laura M 🤓12:33 · about 1 year ago
                                                Excellent, once I stopped overcomplicating it :-)
                                                • Pandora's Blocks Weekly Meta Crossword constructor · about 1 year ago
                                                  Thanks everyone! I don't even need a HOT TODDY with the warm and fuzzy feelings I get from reading all these comments! Cheesy, I know, but I earnestly do appreciate all of your kind words! And it's nice to hear that most folks would prefer to keep the difficulty ratings.
                                                  • StartChoppin 🤓8:46 · about 1 year ago
                                                    Although I'm an old person who remembers them, I've lived long enough in the national-cellphone era that I actually sat there for 10 seconds saying to myself "what the f* is a toll call?" I'll just use 10-10-321 since Larry "Bud" Melman is on their commercials, thankyouverymuch.
                                                    • MamaEllen 4s · about 1 year ago
                                                      Excellent! Just crunchy enough!
                                                      • Byron 🤓11:42 · about 1 year ago
                                                        Frustratingly, I gave up on the meta too soon, again. I didn't realize there were so many theme answers.
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                                                          El ___, Texas
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                                                          Cryotherapy locale
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                                                          Catchments
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                                                          Casual "nope"
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                                                          ___ Vegas, Nevada
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                                                          Type of solitaire
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                                                          Place for a tit to take a dip
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                                                          "I'll take care of it"
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                                                          Have a nibble
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                                                          Sudden loss of confidence
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                                                          Nonprofit channel airing DC events
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                                                          Vegetable that's more closely related to brussel sprouts than romaine, oddly enough
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                                                          Your, in Hamburg
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                                                          Meditation goal
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                                                          34th POTUS
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                                                          Poli ___
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                                                          Pic-sharing website commonly linked through Reddit
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                                                          Set up, as a red carpet
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                                                          Nearby
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                                                          Stores known for their Swedish meatballs
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                                                          Old ___ Winter
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                                                          H.S.-level series of tests
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                                                          Object often mounted above a window
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                                                          Alleviate
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                                                          "I feel ___" ("I'm glad someone understands me")
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                                                          Awards named after Pat Tillman and Arthur Ashe
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                                                          Classification for much of I-95
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                                                          Member of the 1951 class of the Baseball Hall of Fame
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                                                          Buckeye
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                                                          Annoyance swatted with rolled up newspaper in many a cartoon
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                                                          Cleverness
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                                                          Tolkien creature
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                                                          If all ___ fails
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                                                          Girl Scout cookie with peanut butter
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                                                          IMHO equivalent
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                                                          Makes murky
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                                                          Locale with trivia nights
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                                                          Main ingredient in some tartare recipes
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                                                          Big ___, California
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                                                          "That's not good!"
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                                                          Part of a bedframe
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                                                          Host Sajak of "Wheel of Fortune"
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                                                          Accessory for charcoal grills and fireplaces
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                                                          One with uncontrollable waterworks
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                                                          Coffee, for one
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                                                          ___ defense
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                                                          Oasis for someone who's seasick
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                                                          "Like one of your French girls"
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                                                          Bit of leopard's camouflage
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                                                          Prohibit
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                                                          ___ Miss
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                                                          ___ The Entertainer ("The Steve Harvey Show" co-star)
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                                                          Popular number puzzle
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                                                          Apple gadget
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                                                          Spin a yarn?
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                                                          Ward similar to an ER
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                                                          Subatomic particle
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                                                          Letters on an ambulance
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                                                          Difference between a cougar and a puma?
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                                                          Absolutely adorable
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                                                          Wears away
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                                                          Former Cubs right fielder Sammy
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                                                          V-shaped back muscle, for short
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                                                          "You gotta do better than that!"
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                                                          Young man
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                                                          Sees through a facade, say
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                                                          Teachers' union: Abbr.
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                                                          Frank's condiment
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                                                          High regard
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                                                          They might travel in UFOs
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                                                          Two-___ sloth (Central American creature)
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                                                          Very much
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                                                          Outer parts of the Rolling Stones' logo
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                                                          She sits on a televised panel with Mark, Kevin, Robert, and Daymond
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                                                          ___ the pantry (steal all the snacks)
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                                                          "That hurt!"
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                                                          Sphere
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                                                          Kind of "season" without an equinox
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                                                          Hallucinogenic drug, for short
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                                                          One possible answer in 20 Questions
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