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· By Pandora's Blocks Weekly Meta Crossword · Published 9 months ago

Meta Prompt: The answer to this week's meta is something you can often see on a road trip.
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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  • elian solved at 13:17 on 11/14/2021
  • emmie solved at 13:18 on 11/14/2021
  • LesY solved at 13:21 on 11/14/2021
  • Tom Wilson solved at 13:21 on 11/14/2021
  • hazmat solved at 13:25 on 11/14/2021
  • Capn Rick solved at 13:26 on 11/14/2021
  • C64 solved at 13:31 on 11/14/2021
  • Cindy Weatherman solved at 13:34 on 11/14/2021
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  • schmidzy solved at 13:35 on 11/14/2021
  • Becky solved at 13:39 on 11/14/2021
  • Flinty Steve solved at 13:55 on 11/14/2021
  • Charles Montpetit solved at 14:22 on 11/14/2021
  • Shmuel Schmell solved at 14:26 on 11/14/2021
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  • Bird Lives solved at 14:59 on 11/14/2021
  • LuckyGuest solved at 15:01 on 11/14/2021
  • Mike D solved at 15:07 on 11/14/2021
  • Tyrpmom solved at 15:08 on 11/14/2021
  • Deepak B solved at 15:14 on 11/14/2021
  • spotter solved at 15:18 on 11/14/2021
  • Louis D solved at 15:22 on 11/14/2021
  • auee89 solved at 15:34 on 11/14/2021
  • David Plass solved at 15:36 on 11/14/2021
  • boharr solved at 15:41 on 11/14/2021
  • Carolyn B solved at 15:50 on 11/14/2021
  • frostyjhammer solved at 15:50 on 11/14/2021
  • ryoustra solved at 15:50 on 11/14/2021
  • The Lefthanded Dane solved at 15:53 on 11/14/2021
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  • Sfull411 solved at 17:09 on 11/14/2021
  • Qmark solved at 17:11 on 11/14/2021
  • JeffPrug solved at 17:13 on 11/14/2021
  • rickybillingsgate solved at 17:25 on 11/14/2021
  • Hector solved at 17:51 on 11/14/2021
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  • Matt A solved at 17:59 on 11/14/2021
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  • Darth solved at 20:16 on 11/14/2021
  • LB800 solved at 20:17 on 11/14/2021
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  • Gutman solved at 22:29 on 11/14/2021
  • MamaEllen solved at 22:36 on 11/14/2021
  • Anita and Steve solved at 22:59 on 11/14/2021
  • benchen71 solved at 23:00 on 11/14/2021
  • William D solved at 23:33 on 11/14/2021
  • Bob Hetrick solved at 23:34 on 11/14/2021
  • StartChoppin solved at 23:58 on 11/14/2021
  • MARICH solved at 1:59 on 11/15/2021
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  • Carolyn solved at 3:06 on 11/15/2021
  • Tom C solved at 4:36 on 11/15/2021
  • Laura M solved at 5:23 on 11/15/2021
  • hashbrown solved at 11:39 on 11/15/2021
  • ellequin solved at 13:03 on 11/15/2021
  • drewdez solved at 13:26 on 11/15/2021
  • hbxwords solved at 13:51 on 11/15/2021
  • James Brawner solved at 14:30 on 11/15/2021
  • Anonymous Crossharer solved at 18:06 on 11/15/2021
  • DIS solved at 18:47 on 11/15/2021
  • Jack Sullivan solved at 18:58 on 11/15/2021
  • bergie solved at 21:44 on 11/15/2021
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  • Burakodrama solved at 3:56 on 11/16/2021
  • noneuclidean solved at 4:22 on 11/16/2021
  • Craig Mautner solved at 6:57 on 11/16/2021
  • Brenna solved at 14:22 on 11/16/2021
  • Matt M solved at 21:56 on 11/16/2021
  • Robert Loy solved at 23:13 on 11/16/2021
  • Teresa solved at 23:59 on 11/16/2021
  • Naptown Kid solved at 0:00 on 11/17/2021
  • Cruciverbalicious solved at 0:14 on 11/17/2021
  • Ryan Friedman solved at 0:32 on 11/17/2021
  • Rand solved at 3:09 on 11/17/2021
  • Brendan W Sullivan solved at 3:28 on 11/17/2021
  • Meta World Peace solved at 4:01 on 11/17/2021
  • woozy solved at 5:49 on 11/17/2021
  • Shalaka solved at 12:02 on 11/17/2021
  • K7 solved at 14:23 on 11/17/2021
  • pxofferson solved at 17:55 on 11/18/2021
  • Qbruin solved at 18:36 on 11/18/2021
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  • Sue Adams solved at 21:55 on 11/18/2021
  • Zack S solved at 21:34 on 11/19/2021
  • V solved at 22:06 on 11/19/2021
  • Jasonbr solved at 23:04 on 11/21/2021
  • ThonTaddio solved at 17:02 on 11/24/2021
  • WNCWhitt solved at 12:39 on 12/25/2021
  • Dorothy Crabtree solved at 19:23 on 2/6/2022
  • SJMcK solved at 23:53 on 2/15/2022
  • SporcleMirror solved at 13:37 on 5/3/2022

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  • C64 11s · 9 months ago
    Ha! This is my kind of puzzle.
    • Capn Rick 🤓11:43 · 9 months ago
      Nice one Will! Dino me!
      • Charles Montpetit 🤓1:23 · 9 months ago
        In 30a's clue, don't you mean "verification", not "varification"?
        • Pandora's Blocks Weekly Meta Crossword constructor · 9 months ago
          Fixed, thanks!
        • THC 🤓5:19 · 9 months ago
          Just right!
          • Meg 3s · 9 months ago
            Don’t know why it took so long to do the obvious!
            • JM 10:08 · 9 months ago
              Really fun! Didn’t even need a pit stop.
              • emmie 5:30 · 9 months ago
                really fun !
                • LuckyGuest 3s · 9 months ago
                  Really clever idea and execution...
                  • boharr 4s · 9 months ago
                    Fun one. Thanks, Will
                    • Tyrpmom 5:15 · 9 months ago
                      Nice. Thanks.
                      • Mike D 🤓7:13 · 9 months ago
                        I really liked this meta! It mostly clicked right away but took me a while to put the three parts in the correct order (which also seems obvious in retrospect)
                        • David Plass 🤓5:03 · 9 months ago
                          Nice, thanks for the puzzle!
                          • frostyjhammer 🤓1:26 · 9 months ago
                            About my speed, thanks. Got the "over" and "under" pretty quick, but the "in" took a bit. Quite clever, and a nice change from the other two.
                            • Louis D 2s · 9 months ago
                              Short and sweet
                              • Abide 🤓12:18 · 9 months ago
                                Enjoyed it!
                                • Chaddog 2s · 9 months ago
                                  Very crisp! Nice work, Will!
                                  • MajordomoTom 13:55 · 9 months ago
                                    back-solved the LI, the other two parts were pretty nicely presented. Not sure how you could more readily have those two letters, that made it "interesting" to hunt for. Nicely done.
                                    • whimsy 🤓14:33 · 9 months ago
                                      Really liked this -- especially when I actually found the last little bit in the grid after I'd submitted! :o)
                                      • wendy walker 9s · 9 months ago
                                        Thanks, Will!
                                        • rickybillingsgate 🤓5:19 · 9 months ago
                                          One of my fave Pandoras in recent memory. Clean, straightforward grid and the final meta step was fun to do.
                                          • Sfull411 9:57 · 9 months ago
                                            Thank you for the puzzle, Will!
                                            • Jeff G 9s · 9 months ago
                                              Well done! Nice to get an easier one. Thanks!
                                              • Qmark 🤓2:41 · 9 months ago
                                                Fun puzzle, Will...brought back lots of good memories of road trips when the kids were young.
                                                • MARR71 4s · 9 months ago
                                                  Couldn't get last week's and I loved that show. This week was much easier for me. Thanks Will!
                                                  • MamaEllen 2s · 9 months ago
                                                    another fun one Will!
                                                    • Anita and Steve 3s · 9 months ago
                                                      One of my favorite travel games as a kid.
                                                      • benchen71 🤓1:13 · 9 months ago
                                                        This is an excellent meta! Well done, Will.
                                                        • hbxwords 🤓3:26 · 9 months ago
                                                          Clever!!!
                                                          • DIS 🤓7:01 · 9 months ago
                                                            Very clever, and nicely executed!
                                                            • Bbaack 27:00 · 9 months ago
                                                              Fun one, thanks for the Monday diversion.
                                                              • Craig Mautner 🤓13:55 · 9 months ago
                                                                Took a while, but worth it
                                                                • Naptown Kid 17s · 9 months ago
                                                                  Enjoyed it. The Majors have been a little rough lately. Glad to figure one out.
                                                                  • Meta World Peace 3s · 9 months ago
                                                                    Air horn of approval from the Land of 10,000 Lakes!
                                                                    • pxofferson 🤓4:47 · 9 months ago
                                                                      Terrific puzzle!
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                                                                        Reminiscent social media hashtag
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                                                                        Senior moments?
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                                                                        Part of a wintery mix
                                                                      4. 14A
                                                                        "Go team!"
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                                                                        Edit again, as a movie
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                                                                        Prepare for a ceremony, olfactorily
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                                                                        Suffix with alk- and meth-
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                                                                        Unconventionally
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                                                                        Poet Nash or lineman Jonathan
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                                                                        Exploited
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                                                                        Cat's scratchers
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                                                                        I spy, with my little eye, something ___
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                                                                        Avoided the seeker
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                                                                        Online verification system lamented by John Mulaney (which is actually an acronym - who knew!)
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                                                                        Abhor
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                                                                        Lowest rank of a difficulty scale
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                                                                        Spot some desserts, say
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                                                                        I spy, with my little eye, something ___
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                                                                        2020 animated film with Tina Fey and Daveed Diggs
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                                                                        Step between sign and deliver
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                                                                        Waterbird found on all continents except Antarctica
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                                                                        Affliction
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                                                                        ___ as a fox
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                                                                        I spy, with my little eye, something ___
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                                                                        Courageous
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                                                                        "Star Wars" antagonist
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                                                                        Rowed
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                                                                        Mistreatment
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                                                                        25-Down
                                                                        "Be ___ as it may..."[----]
                                                                        in Barcelona
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                                                                        Agenda, metaphorically
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                                                                        Put off
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                                                                        Slick substance
                                                                      33. 69A
                                                                        Saturn's satellite
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                                                                        Singer songwriter Weber Morales
                                                                      35. 71A
                                                                        Show with Ego Nwodim, for short
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                                                                        Like some heroes in literature
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                                                                        Almost rotten ingredient in some tasty loaves
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                                                                        Dora's singing friend
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                                                                        Filmmaker DuVernay[---]
                                                                        , sometimes
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                                                                        2012 Taylor Swift album
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                                                                        Certain anxiety condition, for short
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                                                                        Landscaper's need
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                                                                        Did up or let down, say
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                                                                        Displeased looks
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                                                                        Triathlon segments
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                                                                        Go off the deep ___
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                                                                        Suffix for some languages
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                                                                        British Prime Minister's street number
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                                                                        Middle-earth tree being
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                                                                        Pub offering
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                                                                        "Be ___ as it may..."
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                                                                        Obi, for one
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                                                                        Denver: The Mile ___ City
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                                                                        ___ of Man
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                                                                        White-tailed creatures
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                                                                        Broccoli
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                                                                        "Indeed!"
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                                                                        Org. that uses a mule train to deliver mail in Arizona
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                                                                        Christmas carol
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                                                                        "___ noted"
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                                                                        Quarterback Manning
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                                                                        One of the Florida Keys
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                                                                        Per person
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                                                                        Plant mentioned on many a lotion bottle
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                                                                        "The Late Late Show" host
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                                                                        Filmmaker DuVernay
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                                                                        Probable future home for the Oakland Athletics
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                                                                        Actress Thurman of "Imposters"
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                                                                        The bucking stops here
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                                                                        Enters
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                                                                        Sign up for classes
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                                                                        Rise up
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                                                                        It's just a phase
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                                                                        Choose
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                                                                        Comedian Wong
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                                                                        Pizza-eating rodent of meme fame
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                                                                        Member of some Great Basin tribes
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                                                                        Salt-N-Pepa want to talk about it
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