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· By Abide · Published 2023-09-24T04:15:37.157Z

Meta Prompt
The meta answer is a 1966 film.
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  • Hector 3s · 2023-09-24T04:20:07.953Z
    Cool concept. I answered just based on the title, but I enjoyed then checking it out. :-)
    • SamKat9 🤓9:46 · 2023-09-24T11:05:47.135Z
      Neat puzzle, thanks! Nice work with matching the colors to the movie poster!
      • Abide constructor · 2023-09-24T11:14:14.380Z
        To see the connection with the colored PDF, Google the movie poster. 🌞
        • Capn Rick 🤓7:10 · 2023-09-24T11:30:11.626Z
          Nice one, Peter! And I like your cool grid design. 😄
          • boharr 3s · 2023-09-24T12:39:34.217Z
            Very fun. Thanks Peter.
            • Bird Lives 6s · 2023-09-24T13:26:36.975Z
              What an ingenious way of turning someone's idea into a great meta. I was hoping to find Gidget, or at least DEE, in the grid. Alas.
              • Abide constructor · 2023-09-24T14:26:41.383Z
                Idea credit: Bird Lives
              • imontoo 3s · 2023-09-24T13:42:42.644Z
                Appropriate for the continuation of the SSS. 😄 Thanks, Peter.
                • I K Snamhcok 🤓9:11 · 2023-09-24T13:55:49.926Z
                  I too guessed by the title -- and by vaguely remembering, way back in 1966, that my older sister was all gung ho to see this movie. Weird, because I've never, in all my life, seen her get into the water. I'm guessing that the surfers were the attraction.
                  • Alex Sisti 4s · 2023-09-24T13:28:32.465Z
                    I love abacus movies...
                    • KayW 🤓3:07 · 2023-09-24T14:10:21.196Z
                      Fun one! What a great way to announce ∞SSS
                      • Qmark 5s · 2023-09-24T14:30:11.226Z
                        Super Sunday Solve, Peter! Love the visual connection with the movie poster.
                        • MatthewL 🤓6:38 · 2023-09-24T14:50:29.278Z
                          Very cool construction. Thanks for the puzzle!
                          • Carolyn 4s · 2023-09-24T16:22:05.516Z
                            Nicely done! Here in San Diego we have an endless summer! Well, almost...
                            • woozy 12:32 · 2023-09-24T16:31:23.491Z
                              Whew... briefly had some confusion with thinking the song was "skip to my loO" and wondering about midsommer but that didn't last long.
                              Hard grid though.
                              • DrTom 4s · 2023-09-24T17:02:21.237Z
                                Fun Sunday AM diversion Peter. I found myself humming "Catch a wave and you're sittin on top of the world", entirely apropos because it was on the Beach Boys album "Endless Summer" (and "Surfer Girl" originally). 🏄‍♂️
                                I remember Endless Summer, saw it in the summer of 1966 before starting college. But the film I remember better is Summer of 42 and the crush so many of us had on Jennifer O'neill - ah the innocence of youth.
                                • michaelm 🤓18:35 · 2023-09-24T18:08:50.832Z
                                  Thanks for the puzzle and your endless contributions, Peter!
                                  • ajk 12:44 · 2023-09-24T20:37:01.059Z
                                    very cool. Fun by itself, let alone doing double duty as an announcement. :) The movie is great too.
                                    • whimsy 🤓11:34 · 2023-09-24T20:44:55.335Z
                                      Even fun in B&W -- Thanks, Peter!
                                      • Laura M 🤓4:52 · 2023-09-24T22:09:35.549Z
                                        Very nice!
                                        • Mwoychick 11:32 · 2023-09-24T23:44:04.853Z
                                          Love it - thanks, Peter!
                                          • ReB 4s · 2023-09-25T02:44:02.192Z
                                            When I identified the extra letters, everything fell into place - especially since I was in on the discussion for renaming SSS. Nicely construction effort.
                                            • HeadinHome 🤓2:37 · 2023-09-25T08:41:48.681Z
                                              Clever in so many ways… thanks for the Sssunday amusement!
                                              • hoover 4s · 2023-09-25T13:41:12.923Z
                                                I bet I'm not the only one who tried LOST SUMMER (but that wasn't 1966).
                                                • kurtalert 🤓4:02 · 2023-09-25T23:03:14.394Z
                                                  Lots of fun- thanks!
                                                  • Darth 20:44 · 2023-09-27T23:10:12.173Z
                                                    Nice conception. Does this mark the official continuation of (Endless) Summer Sunday Solves then?
                                                    • Abide constructor · 2023-09-28T13:54:40.097Z
                                                      Yes-- endless until it ends!
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                                                      Moorehead who played Endora on "Bewitched"
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                                                      Half of the highest backgammon roll
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                                                    4. 4D
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                                                    6. 6D
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