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· By Mwoychick · Published 4 months ago

Meta Prompt: The meta solution is an appropriate four-letter word
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  • Hector solved at 12:29 on 5/23/2022
  • Capn Rick solved at 12:40 on 5/23/2022
  • FrankieHeck solved at 12:47 on 5/23/2022
  • Tom Wilson solved at 12:52 on 5/23/2022
  • Meg solved at 13:01 on 5/23/2022
  • JM solved at 13:01 on 5/23/2022
  • Schmeel solved at 13:22 on 5/23/2022
  • boharr solved at 13:30 on 5/23/2022
  • kymike solved at 13:48 on 5/23/2022
  • Darth solved at 13:55 on 5/23/2022
  • Hidden in 3D solved at 14:00 on 5/23/2022
  • KayW solved at 14:20 on 5/23/2022
  • Cindy Weatherman solved at 14:44 on 5/23/2022
  • dplass solved at 15:09 on 5/23/2022
  • oldjudge solved at 15:25 on 5/23/2022
  • I K Snamhcok solved at 15:27 on 5/23/2022
  • woozy solved at 15:38 on 5/23/2022
  • michaelm solved at 16:32 on 5/23/2022
  • Mikey G solved at 16:37 on 5/23/2022
  • Tyrpmom solved at 17:35 on 5/23/2022
  • whimsy solved at 18:06 on 5/23/2022
  • Laura M solved at 18:10 on 5/23/2022
  • Hammertime solved at 20:08 on 5/23/2022
  • Carolyn solved at 20:10 on 5/23/2022
  • Anita and Steve solved at 21:03 on 5/23/2022
  • wendy walker solved at 21:52 on 5/23/2022
  • LadyBird solved at 0:15 on 5/24/2022
  • Abide solved at 0:57 on 5/24/2022
  • jbird solved at 1:06 on 5/24/2022
  • markhr solved at 1:37 on 5/24/2022
  • Wendy S HeadinHome solved at 2:15 on 5/24/2022
  • lbray53 solved at 3:32 on 5/24/2022
  • Jeremy Smith solved at 4:29 on 5/24/2022
  • TMart solved at 15:10 on 5/24/2022
  • DIS solved at 15:13 on 5/24/2022
  • heidi solved at 18:25 on 5/24/2022
  • Ergcat solved at 20:44 on 5/24/2022
  • Bird Lives solved at 21:29 on 5/24/2022
  • Johnny Luau solved at 22:13 on 5/24/2022
  • Gutman solved at 23:32 on 5/24/2022
  • Bbaack solved at 0:39 on 5/25/2022
  • minimuggle solved at 17:13 on 5/25/2022
  • Cindy Heisler solved at 23:42 on 5/25/2022
  • Dow Jones solved at 0:33 on 5/26/2022
  • Teamdoubletow solved at 2:52 on 5/26/2022
  • Qmark solved at 18:24 on 5/28/2022
  • Mr Tex solved at 23:53 on 10/17/2022
  • benchen71 solved at 0:04 on 10/18/2022
  • Ernie solved at 4:04 on 10/20/2022

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  • Hector 5s · 4 months ago
    I think the spelling may be off at 38A
    38A AISHAMuhammad's third wife
    ? Maybe change the clue to Islamic "Mother of the Believers"?
    • Mwoychick constructor · 4 months ago
      Thanks, Hector - insufficient fact checking on my part, and I’ve made the update
    • Hector 5s · 4 months ago
      Fun, thank you!
      • Capn Rick 🤓6:59 · 4 months ago
        Nice job, Mark! Nice intro too. Good luck!
        • Tom Wilson 🤓10:27 · 4 months ago
          Thanks for the puzzle ... and for being brave enough to put yourself out there. Nicely done, Mark!
          • boharr 3s · 4 months ago
            Very nice debut. More please.
            • Hidden in 3D 14s · 4 months ago
              Way to go, Mark! Thank you for a fun Monday morning meta!
              • KayW 🤓7:28 · 4 months ago
                Lovely debut! Congrats, Mark!
                • dplass 9:27 · 4 months ago
                  Nice. Thanks for the puzzle!
                  • Darth 🤓20:18 · 4 months ago
                    Well-constructed puzzle, Mark! The answer recalls my trip to London so many years ago. Not sure I'd have so quickly made the connection otherwise. =)
                    • I K Snamhcok 2s · 4 months ago
                      Welcome to meta construction, Mark! That was fun!
                      • woozy 🤓13:52 · 4 months ago
                        Nice debut!
                        • michaelm 5:57 · 4 months ago
                          Way to go Mark! Nicely done and looking forward to many more. Especially liked clueing for 47D
                          47D UTOPIAMore work
                          in the middle of Monday morning...
                          • whimsy 🤓11:35 · 4 months ago
                            I was correct -- I was happy to solve an additional time!
                            • Carolyn 3s · 4 months ago
                              Really fun! Thanks
                              • wendy walker 12s · 4 months ago
                                What a Way Out puzzle, Mark!
                                • Abide 4s · 4 months ago
                                  Sistel and Abert give this 👍🏻👍🏻
                                  • Wendy S HeadinHome 🤓4:35 · 4 months ago
                                    Oh man - takes me back to my London days. Thanks for the memories (and CATS was playing its first run in those years too, at New London Theatre!)
                                    • TMart 🤓14:28 · 4 months ago
                                      Nice debut - thanks!
                                      • Ergcat 19:52 · 4 months ago
                                        Nice one, Mark! Thanks for the fun puzzle!
                                        • Gutman 4s · 4 months ago
                                          Nice debut.
                                          • Bbaack 🤓19:28 · 4 months ago
                                            Great debut, and a nice start to the week!
                                            • minimuggle 🤓9:57 · 4 months ago
                                              Thanks for the fun....I'm off for that run
                                              • Cindy Heisler 2s · 4 months ago
                                                Great first meta!!
                                                • Teamdoubletow 9s · 4 months ago
                                                  Very fun! Fell into many gaps!
                                                  • Qmark 3s · 4 months ago
                                                    Nice job!
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                                                    Across
                                                    1. 1A
                                                      Not-so-big shot
                                                    2. 4A
                                                      Actors’ aims
                                                    3. 9A
                                                      Coffeehouse concoction
                                                    4. 14A
                                                      Ryan's "Love Story" costar
                                                    5. 15A
                                                      Root of many crosswords?
                                                    6. 16A
                                                      Blood of the gods
                                                    7. 17A
                                                      ____ DMC
                                                    8. 18A
                                                      Mountain climber's spike
                                                    9. 19A
                                                      One who propels a canoe
                                                    10. 20A
                                                      “Equal pay for all” organization
                                                    11. 23A
                                                      "Cats" conclusion
                                                    12. 24A
                                                      Biblical verb ending
                                                    13. 25A
                                                      Part of U.S.N.A.: Abbr.
                                                    14. 27A
                                                      Target with a broad side
                                                    15. 28A
                                                      Edible plant produced underground (e.g., potato or ginger)
                                                    16. 32A
                                                      Luxury getaway
                                                    17. 33A
                                                      Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get ___"
                                                    18. 34A
                                                      Window alternative
                                                    19. 35A
                                                      Single sheet summaries
                                                    20. 38A
                                                      Muhammad's third wife
                                                    21. 41A
                                                      Chelsea chap
                                                    22. 42A
                                                      "Pooh" monogram
                                                    23. 45A
                                                      Site of major app failure in 2020 elections
                                                    24. 48A
                                                      Baskin-Robbins rival
                                                    25. 49A
                                                      "New Rules" singer Lipa
                                                    26. 50A
                                                      Ottawa's prov.
                                                    27. 51A
                                                      Thanksgiving Day parade sponsor
                                                    28. 52A
                                                      Robin Hood’s turf
                                                    29. 57A
                                                      Alf, ET, or Mork
                                                    30. 58A
                                                      Whittles (down)
                                                    31. 59A
                                                      Nth degree in music education
                                                    32. 60A
                                                      Acme’s best customer
                                                    33. 61A
                                                      Tabloid fodder
                                                    34. 62A
                                                      Musical gift
                                                    35. 63A
                                                      Nosy one
                                                    36. 64A
                                                      Swinging to and fro
                                                    37. 65A
                                                      Injury rosters, in baseball: abbr.
                                                    Down
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                                                      Round sums
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                                                      Another name for the cornflower
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                                                      Her boots were made for walkin’
                                                    4. 4D
                                                      Its red, white and blue logo is universally recognized
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                                                      Landed
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                                                      Ceremonial act
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                                                      Hammer-wielding god
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                                                      Magazine or Boulevard
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                                                      Courageous person
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                                                      Brazilian berry
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                                                      Hordes
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                                                      Polish site
                                                    13. 13D
                                                      Go wrong
                                                    14. 21D
                                                      Opposite of max.
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                                                      Tough transport, used more for work than sport (abbr)
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                                                      Churchillian gesture
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                                                      AAA suggestion
                                                    18. 29D
                                                      Alley ___
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                                                      ESPN ___ (some sportscasts since 2006)
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                                                      USO show audience
                                                    21. 33D
                                                      Where nobody puts Baby, according to Johnny
                                                    22. 35D
                                                      "___ wise guy!"
                                                    23. 36D
                                                      "Despicable Me" supervillain
                                                    24. 37D
                                                      Ice, to Weiss
                                                    25. 38D
                                                      Pitch in (but not abet)
                                                    26. 39D
                                                      Failure to pay what’s owed?
                                                    27. 40D
                                                      "Safari" source
                                                    28. 42D
                                                      Gave consent
                                                    29. 43D
                                                      Woeful
                                                    30. 44D
                                                      "Land sakes alive!"
                                                    31. 46D
                                                      Airport in Brown County, NE
                                                    32. 47D
                                                      More work
                                                    33. 48D
                                                      Sailor
                                                    34. 51D
                                                      North side of a tree up north, say
                                                    35. 53D
                                                      Bigfoot's shoe size
                                                    36. 54D
                                                      They may be wild
                                                    37. 55D
                                                      Took a card
                                                    38. 56D
                                                      “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job” org
                                                    39. 57D
                                                      Sympathetic sounds
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