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Sounds Like You Need a Drink

· By Mikey G · Published 14 days ago

Meta Prompt: [Level 3] The answer to the meta is a three-word beverage.
Nudge #1: The drink has five syllables.
Nudge #2: Each syllable rhymes with one (or two, really!) in the grid.
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  • boharr 4s · 13 days ago
    Took me a couple of tries because I hate latte. Haha. Enjoyed the puzzle though.
    • woozy 🤓17:48 · 13 days ago
      Hey, no fair. You said this was a drink. Not an abomination against humanity.
      • Mikey G constructor · 13 days ago
        LOL, comment of the year.
      • Abide 🤓16:19 · 13 days ago
        but...we still have two more days of summer!
        Pretty hard sans nudges, and I'm still searching the clues.
        • DJB 4s · 13 days ago
          I liked the mechanism, but needed the nudges, and then googling! Starbucks never really took off here in Australia, so their menu isn't in my wheelhouse (but I had heard of the answer, so it clicked when I finally saw it) https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/20/starbucks-australia-coffee-failure.html
          • Cindy Heisler 3s · 12 days ago
            Needed nudges and embarrassed to say I haven't spotted the 6 clues yet. Thanks, Mikey.
            • Darth 22:05 · 11 days ago
              I'm not a coffee drinker, so my first instinct was to go with mai tai cocktail -- but was short a syllable. In hindsight, I should have figured it out much sooner! :P
              • dplass 1:50 · 11 days ago
                Never in a million years wihtout the hints. I just don't see stuff 90% of the time. No wonder I suck at metas...
                TFTP
                • Byron 🤓18:30 · 11 days ago
                  Tough but good
                  • maturin 🤓9:43 · 10 days ago
                    Needed two nudges, but I got there
                    • whimsy 20:42 · 10 days ago
                      Nudges needed.... To steer me away from trying my hardest to come up with Root Beer Float! Nice puzzle, Mikey!
                      • benchen71 🤓1:01 · 10 days ago
                        Hmmm, only with the nudges and additional help from a faster solver. We Aussies pronounce the second P in "pumpkin" so I was going with "cumin spice latte"!
                        • I K Snamhcok 1s · 8 days ago
                          Sounds yummy on this chilly, drizzly day.
                          • Mikey G constructor · 2 days ago
                            1APresident Grant's given birth name
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                            Across
                            1. 1A
                              President Grant's given birth name
                            2. 6A
                              Org. that doles out 9-digit IDs
                            3. 9A
                              Wield
                            4. 11A
                              Pointed, scathing lambasting
                            5. 12A
                              Jejune
                            6. 14A
                              Raisman who was paired with Mark Ballas (he's coming back!!) on "Dancing with the Stars" in 2013
                            7. 15A
                              Where singles might come from, briefly
                            8. 16A
                              Before
                            9. 18A
                              The dermatologist didn't listen to any criticism because he had ___
                            10. 19A
                              "Just ___ and we'll tell you!"
                            11. 22A
                              Jodi : "The Little Mermaid" :: ___ : "Cinderella"
                            12. 23A
                              It's on the house!
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                              They might be humble
                            14. 25A
                              He defeated Antony and Cleopatra (or: "Isn't Ma telling you to calm down? You need to get ___!"
                            15. 27A
                              $1.99 for a gallon of gas now (but not fifty years ago)
                            16. 31A
                              When I prepared filet mignon for the culinary judges, I knew a lot was ___
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                              Places so lofty
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                              Allow your partner to connect four
                            19. 38A
                              Magic sound?
                            20. 39A
                              "Jimmy ___'s Blues" (song from Spin Doctors' 1991 album "Pocket Full of Kryptonite")
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                              Trendy place, hopefully with Wi-Fi!
                            22. 42A
                              Person who might win in a battle of the saxes
                            23. 43A
                              "Breaking Bad" network
                            24. 46A
                              Bad start?
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                              "According to my highly reputable sources..."
                            26. 49A
                              Some chemical suffix you'll just get from the crossings anyway
                            27. 50A
                              First name of singer of 1985's "Freeway of Love"
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                              First word in a state capital name
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                              Picasso's storied land
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                              "pretty silly lol"
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                              "Heard you already, alarm"
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                              45 and 78, e.g.
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                              Just put ALD
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                              Transmogrifies
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                              Stimulated
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                              Ritzy alternative?
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                              Whose guess this meta answer is
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                              He rode on Vostok 1
                            10. 13D
                              Places where you might get your shots
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                              "Peace"-ful Storting location
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                              Garment you wear if you're Roman around
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                              You put it before the carte
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                              Stop, for one
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                              Russell of "Felicity"
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                              Planned sched. listings
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                              What a cobbler doesn't need
                            18. 28D
                              "Did you hear the Wright Brothers are going into business together?" "___ never fly!"
                            19. 29D
                              VIPs who provide firm leadership LOL
                            20. 30D
                              Ameliorate
                            21. 32D
                              His very first correct question given on "Jeopardy!" was "What is an epilogue?" on June 2, 2004
                            22. 33D
                              Red, perhaps
                            23. 34D
                              Like many highways
                            24. 35D
                              There are two in this clue
                            25. 36D
                              "That ___ last year!"
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                              Animals who hold hands when they sleep
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                              Org. that might say, "If you're not safe, you're out!"
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                              Cruciverbalist's favorite dog
                            29. 44D
                              "What's a ___-___?" "Nothing, what's the ___ with you?" (My humor is a little fishy)
                            30. 45D
                              Fourth color that joins magenta, yellow, and black in printing
                            31. 48D
                              "Yer darn tootin" (must be the kazoo)
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