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Nutritious, Tasty, A Bit Stringy - ★★★★☆

· By Daniel P · Published 8 months ago

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  • Daniel P constructor · 8 months ago
    For those out of the loop, Wikipedia explains: "In internet culture, bananas are sometimes included in images as a reference for the size of other objects in the image [...] often accompanied with the text 'banana for scale'."
    • Mike D 🤓3:42 · 8 months ago
      Nice one! I like this take on the theme
      • Maxish 🤓6:11 · 8 months ago
        Nice! I enjoyed all the scales! Dug deep for MOHS
        38A MOHS* Banana rating: <1 (gross, now it tastes like talc...)
        even though you gave me tons of crosses.
        • Tim D 🤓4:45 · 8 months ago
          Same here! I knew my primary school Rock Classification Unit would come in handy in my life!
        • Philip Chow 🤓4:08 · 8 months ago
          X on the Kinsey scale... bwahahahaaa... this puzzle is genius!
          • Philip Chow 🤓4:08 · 8 months ago
            were all the phallic references on purpose too? surely that can't be a coincidence (9D
            9D ICICLEWatery stalactite
            , 18D
            18D COCK____-a-doodle-doo
            , 22D
            22D CROTCHSite for a cup or a loincloth
            , 16A
            16A ERECTUpright
            ) 🍌🍌🍌
            • Daniel P constructor · 8 months ago
              You know, I didn't intend it, but perhaps my subconscious did...
            • kieranjboyd 🤓4:34 · 8 months ago
              Great way to approach the theme, and funny themed clues too!
              • Aaron 🤓1:49 · 8 months ago
                Definitely one of the most clever ways this theme has been interpreted yet! Fun, smooth fill too.
                • T. G. 🤓3:47 · 8 months ago
                  I love the theme, great job!
                  • Michele G 🤓5:03 · 8 months ago
                    Great puzzle. I was toying with a "banana for scale" theme but couldn't quite make it work.
                    • Jon 6:49 · 8 months ago
                      Nice
                      • M Forest 9:19 · 7 months ago
                        Very clever interpretation of the theme! Well executed.
                        • itsyaboypedro 20:56 · 7 months ago
                          took me a while but i got there! super fun!!
                          • quatrevingtneuf 🤓4:50 · 7 months ago
                            a great puzzle, and april’s contest winner! congratulations!
                            get in touch with me via discord or email to select may’s contest theme!
                            • JeffPrug 🤓3:17 · 7 months ago
                              Really fun and clever puzzle!
                              • PANOPTES 🤓4:47 · 5 months ago
                                great theme
                                1AAdds flavour to
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                                Across
                                1. 1A
                                  Adds flavour to
                                2. 7A
                                  * Banana rating: 5 out of 10 (per someone I know with a banana allergy)
                                3. 11A
                                  ____ Fables
                                4. 12A
                                  Verb suffix for opal or fluor
                                5. 13A
                                  * Banana rating: 276 (the one in my fridge, at least)
                                6. 14A
                                  Dingbat
                                7. 15A
                                  Foil relative
                                8. 16A
                                  Upright
                                9. 17A
                                  * Banana rating: 0 (Banana pepper: ~500)
                                10. 20A
                                  Initials shared by networks based in California and New South Wales
                                11. 23A
                                  Japanese demon
                                12. 24A
                                  Was in front
                                13. 25A
                                  Why one might include a banana in a photograph (or in a starred clue)
                                14. 28A
                                  Kind of coat or dress
                                15. 29A
                                  They can be gamma or manta
                                16. 33A
                                  Preposition for "thin air"
                                17. 34A
                                  * Banana rating: X (indicating "no socio-sexual contacts or reactions")
                                18. 36A
                                  Polygonal fig. with 90° corners
                                19. 37A
                                  He had an electric rivalry with Westinghouse
                                20. 38A
                                  * Banana rating: <1 (gross, now it tastes like talc...)
                                21. 39A
                                  "Faust" guy
                                Down
                                1. 1D
                                  "For Old Times' ____" (rough translation of 32D
                                  Auld Lang ____[----]
                                  )
                                2. 2D
                                  A sweet yellow treat (less healthy than a banana)
                                3. 3D
                                  Ocean locale that may grow bananas
                                4. 4D
                                  Bays
                                5. 5D
                                  Prefix for center or dermis
                                6. 6D
                                  U.S. gov. ID
                                7. 7D
                                  Microbiologist's dish
                                8. 8D
                                  In addition
                                9. 9D
                                  Watery stalactite
                                10. 10D
                                  Earned, ultimately
                                11. 16D
                                  Not good
                                12. 18D
                                  ____-a-doodle-doo
                                13. 19D
                                  Snakes ____ Plane
                                14. 20D
                                  Validate
                                15. 21D
                                  Island east of Sumatra
                                16. 22D
                                  Site for a cup or a loincloth
                                17. 26D
                                  Mary, Queen of ___
                                18. 27D
                                  Sesame Street character with a banana-like roomie
                                19. 30D
                                  Little helper?
                                20. 31D
                                  Actress Michelle
                                21. 32D
                                  Auld Lang ____
                                22. 34D
                                  College party sight
                                23. 35D
                                  "Did ____ that?" ('90s catchphrase)
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