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· By Pandora's Blocks Weekly Meta Crossword · Published 10 days ago

Meta Prompt: The answer to this week's meta is a 2-word phrase.
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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  • Hector 4s · 10 days ago
    Also, kinda DIE
    30A DIEPass on
    SEA
    31A SEA"See the line where the sky meets the ___? It calls me" ("Moana" lyric)
    :-)
    • Meg 6s · 10 days ago
      Ha ha!
      • KayW 🤓7:33 · 8 days ago
        :D
        • Louis D 2s · 5 days ago
          I got hung up on this rabbit hole as well.
        • Hector 4s · 10 days ago
          Super fun, thanks!
          • I K Snamhcok 2s · 10 days ago
            Hey, I saw that DIE
            30A DIEPass on
            SEA
            31A SEA"See the line where the sky meets the ___? It calls me" ("Moana" lyric)
            too. An Easter egg? Fun! Thanks, Will!
            • whimsy 🤓14:24 · 10 days ago
              I wondered whether Willy Nelson was a hint! :)
            • Qmark 4s · 10 days ago
              Awesome...thanks Will!
              • boharr 2s · 10 days ago
                Nice one. Thanks
                • ChrisCross 🤓10:15 · 10 days ago
                  Interesting. I definitely backsolved this one. Expected to see the snake eyes, then finally used the clue in the bottom right corner to fill in the pips and get it.
                  • AaronT 🤓6:27 · 10 days ago
                    Loved it!
                    • Gutman 2s · 10 days ago
                      Thanks Will
                      • whimsy 🤓14:24 · 10 days ago
                        Thanks, ChrisCross! I was feeling like a 12D
                        12D POSERWannabe
                        , only guessing at the answer because of all the relevant letters I kept seeing in the grid. I did included the 5 concept, and was trying my darnedest to get that symbol in the center to "roll" in some revealing manner. I knew there had to be a reason for the sneaky lack of symmetry!
                        Thanks, Will -- it provided me with multi-directional fun!
                        • Laura M 🤓13:15 · 10 days ago
                          Nice!
                          • Anita and Steve 3s · 10 days ago
                            The hockey clues had us going for awhile. :-)
                            • ReB 4s · 10 days ago
                              Wow, first day - and even better, I didn't even have to try to backsolve.
                              I had the "X" theme in mind from 59A
                              59A FIVEDice number that looks like an X
                              , and when I noticed the grid asymmetry I decided to explore the letters that were in the way of rectifying the symmetry with four little "X"s and hit the jackpot. Very clever and novel concept here. Glad you're back in action.
                              • auee89 3s · 10 days ago
                                Fun! Thanks Will.
                                • hazmat 🤓5:41 · 9 days ago
                                  Thanks Will!
                                • Got thrown off by DAYS inside the central X. A slight nudge helped me out. Very nice construction!
                                  • DrTom 5s · 9 days ago
                                    Yeah saw that myself and tried to figure what it might lead to, obviously nothing
                                  • MatthewL 🤓6:42 · 9 days ago
                                    Very neat puzzle. Solid grid. Thanks!
                                    • Tyrpmom 3s · 9 days ago
                                      Who else turned the grid upside down?
                                      • Burakodrama 2s · 8 days ago
                                        I immediately saw the dice and knew we had to do something but what? Boy I did a lot of futile mental rolling to solve this one. I think it helped a ton with my spatial memory.
                                        • woozy 🤓22:00 · 8 days ago
                                          Hmm.... not sure. I really get it.
                                          • THC 🤓1:43 · 7 days ago
                                            Wow! Thanks, Will!
                                            • Meta World Peace 4s · 6 days ago
                                              First fixed on DIEs (one diagonal), then Boggle-style DICE, and finally X marked the spot! Good medium difficulty and glad I didn't pick up my chips and go home early before seeing your cool visual element, Will!
                                              • Louis D 2s · 5 days ago
                                                I noticed the dice right away, but it took me a long time to find the signal. Anyone else notice all of the sports teams in the clues? Senator, Cavs, Mercury, Raven, Spur. Plus Canucks in the grid.
                                                • Sfull411 🤓4:37 · 5 days ago
                                                  Clever puzzle! Thanks
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                                                  Across
                                                  1. 1A
                                                    "Clue" color
                                                  2. 5A
                                                    Hurdle for a future doctor, for short
                                                  3. 9A
                                                    "Well done!"
                                                  4. 10A
                                                    Trojan War epic
                                                  5. 12A
                                                    Common antidepressant
                                                  6. 13A
                                                    Father figure?
                                                  7. 15A
                                                    Drench
                                                  8. 16A
                                                    Drying ovens
                                                  9. 18A
                                                    ___ Z (folks born after Millennials)
                                                  10. 20A
                                                    Geographic feature that sounds like a supermarket section
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                                                    Puzzles like these
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                                                    Hang around
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                                                    Formerly
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                                                    That's a wrap!
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                                                    Make like a Senator, say
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                                                    To a large degree
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                                                    "Afternoon ___" (Starland Vocal Band hit)
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                                                    Pass on
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                                                    "See the line where the sky meets the ___? It calls me" ("Moana" lyric)
                                                  20. 32A
                                                    Vancouver athletes
                                                  21. 36A
                                                    Scathing
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                                                    Take ___ (steal a glimpse)
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                                                    Includes on an email chain, for short
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                                                    "I love you" in Córdoba
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                                                    Fictional character who said "If the good Lord had intended us to walk, he wouldn't have invented roller skates."
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                                                    Some used to be made with spruce needles and consumed as a cure for scurvy
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                                                    Abbr. seen on many planes in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden
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                                                    Novelty
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                                                    A slugger swings it
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                                                    Result of some controversial NHL or World Cup decisions
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                                                    Last name in a list with Craig, Brosnan, Connery, and Moore
                                                  32. 56A
                                                    ___ Dame
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                                                    Word famously yelled by Peyton Manning at the line of scrimmage
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                                                    "No good ___ goes unpunished"
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                                                    Dice number that looks like an X
                                                  Down
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                                                    Unpoetic writing
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                                                    Kick back
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                                                    Cavs' school
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                                                    Target of derision
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                                                    Central region
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                                                    Families
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                                                    Helps
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                                                    It might protrude a little from a binder
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                                                    Crème ___ (dessert made with a butane torch)
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                                                    Soldier's identifier
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                                                    Wannabe
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                                                    Sudden ___ (certain overtime format)
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                                                    [Order's ready]
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                                                    Call ___ day
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                                                    Russian refusal
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                                                    Rami who played Freddie Mercury
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                                                    Place where you might find diamonds
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                                                    It might have a reminder scribbled on it
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                                                    Some winter precipitation
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                                                    Challenge to ___ (make like Aaron Burr)
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                                                    Emergency key
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                                                    Raven-ous sounds?
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                                                    Bee-related
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                                                    Full ___ (wrestling hold)
                                                  25. 35D
                                                    Made a face
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                                                    Requested from
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                                                    Recurring role for Stallone
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                                                    "How to put this..."
                                                  29. 39D
                                                    Sunk ___ fallacy (faulty logic that results in throwing good money after bad)
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                                                    Tapper's network
                                                  31. 45D
                                                    Penn State rallying cry
                                                  32. 46D
                                                    "Same here!"
                                                  33. 50D
                                                    Baltic native
                                                  34. 53D
                                                    The G of TGIF
                                                  35. 55D
                                                    Spur of ___ moment
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