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Eight Is Enough

· By Mikey G · Published 4 months ago

Meta Prompt: [Level 1] The answer to the meta is 8 letters long.
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  • boharr 3s · 4 months ago
    Fun one. Thanks.
    • oldjudge 3s · 4 months ago
      Great job, Mikey! Don’t stop.
      • Mikey G constructor · 4 months ago
        These are a nice detour!
      • Capn Rick 🤓11:50 · 4 months ago
        A nice Level 1 puzzle, Mikey. Thanks!
        • Gutman 32:07 · 4 months ago
          Nice break. Cool clues.
          • Cindy Heisler 3s · 4 months ago
            Fun puzzle, Mikey.
            • emmie 16:00 · 4 months ago
              Fun!
              • dplass 9:32 · 4 months ago
                I liked the metanism but not the clues. TFTP
                • whimsy 21:00 · 4 months ago
                  Time after time, I fall for it -- "Hmm, something doesn't seem quite right...." Well worth the temporary confusion! :) Thanks, Mikey!
                  • Mikey G constructor · 4 months ago
                    I like puzzles that have that temporary confusion, haha - sometimes, in the NYT Thursdays (some of my faves), that confusion is more than temporary!
                  • Dow Jones 4s · 4 months ago
                    Excellent construction and clues, Mikey.
                    • Robert Hutchinson 🤓7:46 · 4 months ago
                      The first long entry I filled in was 29A
                      29A PARTICLESA and others
                      ("A and others"), and I have to confess, I didn't even blink!
                      • Abide 🤓13:53 · 4 months ago
                        Nice one. I yield back my time.
                        • Mikey G constructor · 4 months ago
                          I do not enter into this pun battle!
                          • Abide 🤓13:53 · 4 months ago
                            Dip.
                        • I K Snamhcok 1s · 4 months ago
                          Indeed, a welcomely easy break from the last two toughies. But don’t get me wrong, Mikey. I love the toughies too!
                          • Mikey G constructor · 4 months ago
                            Yeah, Levels 1 and 2 are needed some times!
                          • woozy 🤓28:20 · 4 months ago
                            Cute. Fun. Although I'm not 100% sure I understand every thing about it. (Or maybe I do)
                            • DIS 🤓10:22 · 4 months ago
                              A great example of a puzzle that's not hard but is still impressive and fun. Thanks!
                              • DrTom 3s · 4 months ago
                                Wow, excellent puzzle for many reasons: (1) I could actually solve it (2) Great “alternate” words (3) Eight letter answer (4) Eight sided sign (5) Add an O and I’ve got a notice to put on my front steps - maybe the cats will read it
                                • Mikey G constructor · 4 months ago
                                  I like the idea of a STOOP SIGN! I liked that I was able to stack the two pairs of 9-letters on top of each other, which required a bit of ingenuity!
                                  • DrTom 7s · 4 months ago
                                    Well of course, you have demonstrated your ingenuus (or is that genius) any number of times ;-)
                                • Byron 🤓19:59 · 4 months ago
                                  5A
                                  5A HAHA[Mikey G, you are so hilarious! Tell us that same pun again for the 37th time!]
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                                  Across
                                  1. 1A
                                    Agreement
                                  2. 5A
                                    [Mikey G, you are so hilarious! Tell us that same pun again for the 37th time!]
                                  3. 9A
                                    B or C for a certain '90s pop group
                                  4. 12A
                                    Confined
                                  5. 14A
                                    Basketball star who plays Scattergories on an episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" ("Peanut butter would be considered a dairy product, am I correct?")
                                  6. 17A
                                    Feign, as knowledge
                                  7. 18A
                                    TNT component
                                  8. 19A
                                    50 of 118
                                  9. 20A
                                    My beloved Broncos might get at least one of these plays in the fall: Abbr.
                                  10. 21A
                                    Developmental divisions
                                  11. 22A
                                    "Pretty sneaky, ___" (Connect Four tagline)
                                  12. 24A
                                    Mine sits in the corner and meows
                                  13. 27A
                                    About 142.9 stones
                                  14. 28A
                                    Crunchy lunches, briefly
                                  15. 29A
                                    A and others
                                  16. 33A
                                    Hummus brand
                                  17. 38A
                                    Agreement
                                  18. 39A
                                    Played the flute
                                  19. 41A
                                    Some might be hidden
                                  20. 42A
                                    Getting there
                                  21. 43A
                                    When the lawyer didn't like the bakery's confections, he filed a ___
                                  22. 44A
                                    They might be personal
                                  23. 46A
                                    Preposition in an 1874 Thomas Hardy novel title
                                  24. 48A
                                    Music genre that I've seen in crosswords ten times more than I've actually heard it
                                  25. 49A
                                    This is an example of one.
                                  26. 54A
                                    Ike's monogram
                                  27. 55A
                                    "I Get ___" (Beach Boys song, where the answer to this clue - or the related word without the initial letter - is sung 103 times during the song...look at these sacrifices I make so you can learn stuff)
                                  28. 56A
                                    [LOOK AT ME I'M A SHEEP]
                                  29. 58A
                                    When you do this, it's sum fun LOL
                                  30. 61A
                                    "Pretty pretty please???"
                                  31. 62A
                                    Heeded
                                  32. 65A
                                    7th word of "I'm a Little Teapot" (yes, you can sing it, I won't tell too many people)
                                  33. 66A
                                    Lose money (my puns about money just make cents)
                                  34. 67A
                                    You're so vane, you probably think this compass direction is about you (it's not, it's just a U-turn from NNW)
                                  35. 68A
                                    Draft status repeatedly grumbled by Mr. Potter in "It's a Wonderful Life"
                                  36. 69A
                                    Parts of matches
                                  Down
                                  1. 1D
                                    [Hey, you! Yes, you! You're awesome!]
                                  2. 2D
                                    Opening on Broadway!
                                  3. 3D
                                    Organizer for change?
                                  4. 4D
                                    Cruise, for one
                                  5. 5D
                                    Maintained
                                  6. 6D
                                    Tiny amount in recipes
                                  7. 7D
                                    Dwelling in name of restaurant founded by the Carney brothers in 1958
                                  8. 8D
                                    Way you shouldn't go
                                  9. 9D
                                    She said, "The child who concentrates is immensely happy" (tell my students that please)
                                  10. 10D
                                    Some old computer that's an acting surname backward
                                  11. 11D
                                    Fire
                                  12. 13D
                                    Partner of calls on the stock market
                                  13. 15D
                                    A rhombus' is half the product of its diagonals
                                  14. 16D
                                    Without a clue, like on a Level 27 meta
                                  15. 21D
                                    Former JFK arrival
                                  16. 23D
                                    Aim
                                  17. 25D
                                    UK award since 1917
                                  18. 26D
                                    Victorian overcoat (or, if that doesn't help, Irish province) (or, if that doesn't help, it's an anagram of RESULT)
                                  19. 27D
                                    One of two dances in the NATO alphabet
                                  20. 29D
                                    Fuel that might bog you down LOL
                                  21. 30D
                                    Type of integral that requires no numeric bounds (time to put all that calculus knowledge to good use!)
                                  22. 31D
                                    Windy City train initials
                                  23. 32D
                                    "My students don't understand their times tables! I'm going to teach them a ___!"
                                  24. 34D
                                    Did some makeup?
                                  25. 35D
                                    Music-hating enemy that wants to silence Pepperland (clues I never thought I'd write) in the 1968 film "Yellow Submarine"
                                  26. 36D
                                    So out that it's in
                                  27. 37D
                                    Summer quenchers
                                  28. 40D
                                    "This croissant looks just like you!" "Wow, I'm ___ roll!"
                                  29. 45D
                                    HBO competitor
                                  30. 47D
                                    #FF0000
                                  31. 49D
                                    Pouches
                                  32. 50D
                                    The "E" in "QED"
                                  33. 51D
                                    Pitching rarities, in baseball slang
                                  34. 52D
                                    Pancake and platter, for two
                                  35. 53D
                                    Two-wheeled, battery-operated vehicle
                                  36. 54D
                                    "The statistician went ___ way!"
                                  37. 57D
                                    Without a clue, like on a Level 27 meta
                                  38. 59D
                                    "Have you completed your presentations on fender benders?" "No, but I've made a ___ in it"
                                  39. 60D
                                    Banned insecticides: Abbr.
                                  40. 62D
                                    1964 Pontiac car acronym
                                  41. 63D
                                    PC hookup
                                  42. 64D
                                    Puzzled comments
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