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To Boldly Go (Meta)

· By benchen71 · Published 7 days ago

Meta Prompt: The answer to the meta is a two word location suggested by the 3 long entries
I was trying to create an easy meta with this puzzle. But the grid had other ideas! I think you will find some challenges here. But persevere! I've tried to put lots of footholds in the clues, so if one area proves difficult, move to another region, and before you know it you will have it. Then you can turn to the meta, the answer to which is a two word location suggested by the 3 long entries. Answer and explanation: https://www.xword-muggles.com/viewtopic.php?p=97620#p97620
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  • Laura M 🤓10:32 · 7 days ago
    Fun and clever while still being a "week one," which I appreciate :-)
    • I rarely get your metas, do glad I persevered! Nice one, with theming throughout.
      • whimsy 🤓13:40 · 7 days ago
        Just what Laura said. Enjoyed this -- Thanks, Ben!
        • woozy 🤓12:54 · 7 days ago
          Oh, what a pun.
          • Carolyn 3s · 7 days ago
            Enjoyed it! Thanks so much
            • dplass 🤓8:06 · 7 days ago
              Cute! Anything with space gets a bonus point from me. Thanks for the puzzle
              • Capn Rick 🤓13:23 · 6 days ago
                Nice job, Ben! Thanks!
                • Yash Pujara 24:35 · 6 days ago
                  fun!
                  • Cindy Heisler 5s · 6 days ago
                    Good one, Ben. Thanks!!
                    • Bbaack 17:32 · 6 days ago
                      That was fun, thanks Ben!
                      • I K Snamhcok 2s · 5 days ago
                        Nice coming home from vacation to a relatively easy, yet very fun MOAT
                        3D MOATCan you storm the castle by getting across the ___?
                        . Thanks, Ben!
                        • Qmark 5s · 1 day ago
                          Lots of theme-related clues...a fun one! Thanks!
                          • DrTom 4s · about 9 hours ago
                            Well it took me two tries because I felt it could be nothing else than the intro to every Star Trek episode, "Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before!". I saw Space at the frontiers of the long answers and figured I had it. Yes Ben I saw that Space was the outermost part of each of those entries but I went with the common phrase of James T. Kirk. Liked it all the same.
                            1AHalley's ___
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                            Across
                            1. 1A
                              Halley's ___
                            2. 6A
                              ___ nova
                            3. 11A
                              Media-monitoring org.
                            4. 14A
                              "Moonraker" star, Roger ___
                            5. 15A
                              Winning team, when the score is 3-2, for example
                            6. 16A
                              What gets covered by a 19 down
                              What keeps a 16 across warm during winter[-------]
                              during winter
                            7. 17A
                              Oxymoronic way of describing interior design that can't decide whether it's minimalist or luxurious?
                            8. 20A
                              Acronym for sludge-to-oil reactor system (it's a real thing - trust me!)
                            9. 21A
                              69 across
                              Number of Earth's moons[---]
                              , for example, for short
                            10. 22A
                              Feel sore
                            11. 23A
                              Customary routine
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                              Nationality of Aristarchus, the first to suggest a heliocentric model of the solar system
                            13. 26A
                              Speed of the Earth in its orbit: 67,000 ___
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                              Bernie Sanders, for example, for short
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                              Mosque official
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                              "I'm reconsidering base-jumping off this sky-scraper!!!!"
                            17. 34A
                              Music genre associated with Jay-Z
                            18. 36A
                              Stereotypical Queen Elizabeth quote: "We are not ___"
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                              Totally unnecessary opening of a book, often written by someone other than the author?
                            20. 43A
                              Highly seasoned Italian sausage
                            21. 44A
                              Hawaiian dish
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                              What Prometheus stole from the gods
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                              Created
                            24. 48A
                              Dance style associated with Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
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                              Defective firework
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                              "Couldn't agree more!"
                            27. 54A
                              High performance vehicle, ___ car
                            28. 57A
                              Polynesian figurine
                            29. 58A
                              Angel dust, for short
                            30. 59A
                              25 down
                              "Twilight Imperium 4E", for example[----]
                              invented in the 1880s by George Howard Monks
                            31. 62A
                              Plasterer's daily cleansing, toning, and moisturising routine?
                            32. 66A
                              Use a chair
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                              "A mouse!!!!!"
                            34. 68A
                              Worn away
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                              Number of Earth's moons
                            36. 70A
                              Downright mean
                            37. 71A
                              "It's my ___" ("I'll pay for this")
                            Down
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                              What rulers in Aust. measure in
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                              "My bad!"
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                              Can you storm the castle by getting across the ___?
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                              "2 down
                              "My bad!"[----]
                              ! I made an ___ calculating the trajectory of this satellite!"
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                              Video 25 down
                              "Twilight Imperium 4E", for example[----]
                              created by Soviet software engineer Alexey Pajitnov in 1984
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                              Central object of the solar system
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                              "When you wish ___ star"
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                              Vox ___ ("voice of the people")
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                              Programming term for an enumerated type
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                              Extended family member, for short
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                              Buy and sell stolen property
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                              Hidden supply
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                              Small stream
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                              One of a belt located between Mars and Jupiter's orbits
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                              What keeps a 16 across
                              What gets covered by a 19 down during winter[---]
                              warm during winter
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                              Vowel-rich name for Linnaeus's two-toed sloth
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                              "Twilight Imperium 4E", for example
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                              The ___ of Venus is 81.5% that of Earth's
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                              Hemingway's nickname
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                              Thief's take
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                              Traditional Mexican folk music, performed by a small group of strolling musicians
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                              Language Jesus probably spoke (c.f. 37 down
                              "He took her by the hand and ___ to her, 'Talitha koum!'" (Mark 5:41)[----]
                              )
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                              Sony's handheld game console, for short
                            24. 37D
                              "He took her by the hand and ___ to her, 'Talitha koum!'" (Mark 5:41)
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                              Colour of unbleached linen
                            26. 39D
                              Proof of ownership
                            27. 41D
                              "If ___" ("Allow me")
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                              Indoor plant holders
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                              Event hosts
                            30. 49D
                              Neptune, but not Pluto
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                              "I agree"
                            32. 52D
                              Go for a ___ the pool (swim)
                            33. 53D
                              Glide on the surface of Europa, perhaps
                            34. 55D
                              Surprise victory
                            35. 56D
                              "MacGyver" actor, Dana ___
                            36. 58D
                              Entreaty
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                              Life partner
                            38. 61D
                              Surface ___ of Jupiter is 61.42 billion sq. km.
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                              Australian astronomer known for his work on dark matter and the structure and evolution of the Milky Way Galaxy, ___ Freeman
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                              Pivotal
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                              Tolkien tree-person
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