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· By Bird Lives · Published 29 days ago

Meta Prompt: The answer provides many examples of the A&Q format.
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  • boharr 3s · 28 days ago
    Very fun. Thanks
    • Capn Rick 🤓10:56 · 28 days ago
      Nice one, Jay! I had thought of doing a meta like this, but you beat me to it!
      • Bird Lives constructor · 28 days ago
        Great minds, etc. In the intro I asked solvers to PM me their own. Want to contribute the ones you were thinking of using?
        • Capn Rick 🤓10:56 · 28 days ago
          I'll send you a PM.
      • I K Snamhcok 2s · 28 days ago
        Loved it! Thanks, Jay!
        • Magistra 42:21 · 28 days ago
          Fun grid and meta. Thank you!
          • dplass 11:05 · 28 days ago
            I knew it as soon as I saw the title... now, to discover the metanism!
            • whimsy 🤓18:12 · 28 days ago
              Just what I had to do. Fortunately it involved what I was first looking at.
            • KayW 11:14 · 28 days ago
              Fun meta - thanks!
              • whimsy 🤓18:12 · 28 days ago
                Thanks for this, Jay! I'm laughing out loud 'cause Dipsy's on my front porch!
                • Teamdoubletow 3s · 28 days ago
                  Loved this one! Very neat and funny!
                  • Darth 🤓18:39 · 28 days ago
                    Fun! Thanks, Jay!
                    • Qmark 3s · 28 days ago
                      Fun mechanism...thanks Jay!
                      • Ergcat 35:02 · 28 days ago
                        Fun one! That was my first thought as I worked through the grid but wanted to find the “aha”!
                        • Bbaack 🤓22:50 · 28 days ago
                          That was a lot of fun and groans, thanks!
                          • Tyrpmom 2s · 28 days ago
                            Lots of fun. Thanks.
                            • Laura M 🤓10:22 · 28 days ago
                              The answer was exactly what I thought before even starting the puzzle, but I wanted to work it through before submitting. Nice puzzle, thanks!
                              • THC 🤓7:18 · 28 days ago
                                Thanks, Jay!
                                • DIS 🤓16:33 · 27 days ago
                                  Great puzzle! The only thing I can't figure out is where to get the exclamation mark from :-)
                                  • Bird Lives constructor · 27 days ago
                                    Noted.
                                  • Cindy Heisler 2s · 27 days ago
                                    Got to this a day late because of the Holiday, but very fun puzzle. Thanks, Jay!
                                    • michaelm 🤓4:35 · 27 days ago
                                      What is Thanks Jay!
                                      • Wendy S HeadinHome 8:56 · 27 days ago
                                        Zoom muggles were right… that was a fun one! Thoroughly enjoyed the clever cluing.
                                        • SJMcK 4s · 26 days ago
                                          I guessed the answer, but I can’t find the intended route to it
                                          • SJMcK 4s · 26 days ago
                                            Found it
                                            • Mike Fitzgerald 🤓14:26 · 26 days ago
                                              Clever, great job!
                                              • ReB 5:01 · 26 days ago
                                                Fun meta. I should have been able to get this had paid more attention to the literal clues whose most likely answers were not the grid entry but rather the grid answers to the "play on words" question clues.
                                                However, I'm not sure how we were supposed to generate the E in JEOPARDY, which is the eight letter, since there were only 7 questions. The E would have to come from 5D
                                                5D EVITESYou can respond to them online
                                                , 8D
                                                8D ELANDAfrican quadruped
                                                , or 13D
                                                13D EVILBaudelaire's "The Flowers of___"
                                                .
                                                • Bird Lives constructor · 25 days ago
                                                  ELAND
                                                  8D ELANDAfrican quadruped
                                                  /WARTHOG
                                                  28D WARTHOGWhat do you call a person who keeps all the warts for himself?
                                                • Sharkicicles 3s · 25 days ago
                                                  As Carnac once said, sis boom bah!
                                                  • Carolyn 3s · 23 days ago
                                                    Out of town for ten days so making up for lost time now. Great puzzle! Thanks
                                                    • kurtalert 14:46 · 12 days ago
                                                      Nice! Backsolved the meta- Jeopardy was the obvious answer right away. Noticed JUAREZ
                                                      1A JUAREZCity on the Rio Grande
                                                      /EL PASO connection while solving the grid, so I knew it was a synonym meta- it was fun finding the other pairs!
                                                      1ACity on the Rio Grande
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                                                      Across
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                                                        City on the Rio Grande
                                                      2. 7A
                                                        They follow flower or water
                                                      3. 11A
                                                        One who enters an office pool
                                                      4. 16A
                                                        Range of "Do-Re-Mi" (aka "Doe a Deer")
                                                      5. 17A
                                                        Jesus. Or Matty. Or Felipe
                                                      6. 18A
                                                        Burton of "Roots"
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                                                        Enter surreptitiously
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                                                        It was purple for Jimi
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                                                        Banish
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                                                        Weird Al MJ parody that contains the line, "have some more Spam"
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                                                        Tarzan's better half
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                                                        Circadian rhythm blues
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                                                        Without any (of)
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                                                        Lapdog
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                                                        Bankroll
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                                                        Knight's address
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                                                        Money supply controller
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                                                        Bette Midler's "___ Las Vegas"
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                                                        On the briny
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                                                        Shrink's concern
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                                                        Ernst or Young, e.g.
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                                                        Hwys.
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                                                        What does the coach call when he doesn't want el runno or el kicko?
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                                                        Thumb kind of movie critic
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                                                        Where badly done schemes go
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                                                        Negative prefix with miss, may, mal, etc.
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                                                        Beans for Godiva
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                                                        What corn shuckers discard
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                                                        Thin surface layer
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                                                        Beethoven's home town
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                                                        Undivided
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                                                        Goes on and on inanely
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                                                        Aunt Bee's Mayberry relative
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                                                        Hello down under
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                                                        Pub offering
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                                                        Lawmaker in physics, not legal studies.
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                                                        Derby winner's mama
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                                                        What theater award is given for the best Ron Howard impersonation?
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                                                        Which Dutch master specialized in shiny paintings?
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                                                        Titania's mate
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                                                        Body bags
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                                                        Caribbean saint
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                                                        What Rick and Ilsa will always have
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                                                        Club Barry Manilow sang about
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                                                        Sojourner and Curiosity from NASA
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                                                        Ukase
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                                                        Letters under 0 often
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                                                        Pickup capacity typically
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                                                        Aquatic birds
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                                                        It's found around the house
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                                                        What do you RSVP when you can't attend the Audubon Society dinner?
                                                      Down
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                                                        "No way, _____"
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                                                        What happens when the smog lifts in SoCal?
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                                                        Quarreling
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                                                        The R of IRT and BART
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                                                        You can respond to them online
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                                                        Like the rock garden at Ryoanji
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                                                        Persian religion whose symbol is a 9-pointed star
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                                                        African quadruped
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                                                        Nod off
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                                                        Good name for a female litigator
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                                                        Shiny and smooth
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                                                        PMd
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                                                        Baudelaire's "The Flowers of___"
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                                                        Voice role for Beyonce
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                                                        Freq. Rose Bowl team
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                                                        Superman should call him on Father's Day
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                                                        The Force is with them
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                                                        Kudzu, English Ivy, or sweet autumn clematis (Hi, Will Pf)
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                                                        Mexican moola
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                                                        What do you call a person who keeps all the warts for himself?
                                                      21. 29D
                                                        Flabbergast
                                                      22. 30D
                                                        Which Italian Teletubby is the diver?
                                                      23. 32D
                                                        Oldster, metaphorically
                                                      24. 34D
                                                        "_________ That Emotion," Smokey Robinson
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                                                        Which warnings must police give suspects while on the porch?
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                                                        Question to answer, for example
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                                                        Dilbert intern
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                                                        "Weekend ______," SNL segment
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                                                        Her father was a singer too, so Bonnie is second ______
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                                                        NYSE watcher
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                                                        After Ali or before au rhum
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                                                        Recipe amt.
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                                                        Like Nabokov's Fire
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                                                        Electric colors
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                                                        Name always seen in the US Open finals
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                                                        Picnic spoiler
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                                                        "Infinite jest" fellow
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                                                        Delta in Vietnam
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                                                        Messages on Website
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                                                        Modern smoker
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                                                        Paperless greeting
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                                                        Type of fishing
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                                                        Newspaper section
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                                                        Grammy-winning Erykah
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                                                        Idle or Clapton
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                                                        First course at a taqueria perhaps
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                                                        Head of France
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                                                        Compete in the Hambletonian
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                                                        ID numbers
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                                                        Like Marvell's mistress
                                                      51. 82D
                                                        Caviar, e.g. (a clue intended to avoid controversy)
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