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鈼嗏梿By benchen71 Published 27 days ago

Meta Prompt: The answer to the meta is a seven-letter word
Australia is known for its barbies (what we call barbecues) thanks to that Paul Hogan tourism ad with the famous line, "I'll slip another shrimp on the barbie for you!" What might be less well known is our Swap 'n' Go gas bottles. However, I don't think that will matter in this meta, the answer to which is a seven-letter word. Answer and explanation: https://www.xword-muggles.com/viewtopic.php?p=111062#p111062
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  • Darth 馃9:50聽路聽27 days ago
    Thanks, Ben, Learned a few things... PbH4 for example. Thanks for the 47D
    47D ANAKINLuke and Leia's father
    mention! ;)
    • benchen71 constructor聽路聽27 days ago
      You just know I think of you whenever I include anything related to Star Wars!
    • woozy 21:49聽路聽27 days ago
      What a gas!
      • dplass 10:45聽路聽27 days ago
        Groan
      • whimsy 21:48聽路聽27 days ago
        A little get up and go got me across -- Thanks for the neat puzzle, Ben -- and for not making me look up atomic weights because I would have had a very hard time calculating PbH41!
        • rjy 2s聽路聽26 days ago
          Wow Ben - I looked up a list of gases to provide a response here in the mechanic of your themers and nothing popped out. Shows that it's one thing to have a clever idea for a metanism, but it's another task altogether to execute it. Well done!
          • benchen71 constructor聽路聽26 days ago
            I did feel that I was scraping the bottom of the (oil) barrel with some of these! ROLLED
            37A ROLLEDWith 38 across, Australian slang description for Gonzo after being mugged for his expensive sneakers?
            MUPPET
            38A MUPPETSee 37 across
            , for example. ;)
            • benchen71 constructor聽路聽24 days ago
              After further thought, I recently met GENERAL FOXY of the Seth ROGEN UNIT at a bar and discovered we were both drinking THANERGY PERFUME cocktails.
            • Carolyn 3s聽路聽25 days ago
              Needed the clues, but quick after that! Thanks
              • Cindy Heisler 2s聽路聽25 days ago
                Needed the nudges, but finally solved. Thanks, Ben.
                • ChrisCross 馃16:56聽路聽25 days ago
                  This was fun. I love the MOAT metanisms because there is just the right amount of cluing. I don't get stuck for days with only rabbit holes to show for it, but it's still very rewarding when I finally get the solution.
                  • benchen71 constructor聽路聽24 days ago
                    That's exactly what I'm trying for! Thanks for the encouraging feedback. :D
                  • Capn Rick 12:18聽路聽23 days ago
                    Got it with the nudges. Good one, Ben!
                    1AWith 10 across
                    See 1 across[----]
                    , stone fruit named after a Batman villain?
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                    Across
                    1. 1A
                      With 10 across
                      See 1 across[----]
                      , stone fruit named after a Batman villain?
                    2. 5A
                      Reptile that comes in tiger, brown, and red-belly black varieties
                    3. 10A
                      See 1 across
                      With 10 across, stone fruit named after a Batman villain?[----]
                    4. 14A
                      "Once ___ a time..."
                    5. 15A
                      Art supporter
                    6. 16A
                      Mikejab song, "___ Man"
                    7. 17A
                      Take care of
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                      Trousers material
                    9. 19A
                      Birds that keep appearing in my crosswords, but since they're found in Australia, I guess I'm fine with that
                    10. 20A
                      Christian organisation that flies planes around remote places like the mountains of PNG
                    11. 22A
                      Item of female apparel decorated with ring-shaped snacks?
                    12. 24A
                      3rd-person feminine pronoun
                    13. 26A
                      Divisions on a freeway
                    14. 29A
                      Known as
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                      Online troll who likes to dress like a clown?
                    16. 32A
                      "Let me think about that..."
                    17. 34A
                      The Menzies ___, a book by Australia's second-longest serving Prime Minister, John Howard, about Australia's longest serving Prime Minister
                    18. 35A
                      Crustacean trap
                    19. 36A
                      Leader of the Volturi in "Twilight", portrayed by Michael Sheen in the movies
                    20. 37A
                      With 38 across
                      See 37 across[------]
                      , Australian slang description for Gonzo after being mugged for his expensive sneakers?
                    21. 38A
                      See 37 across
                      With 38 across, Australian slang description for Gonzo after being mugged for his expensive sneakers?[------]
                    22. 43A
                      Actress who played Stormfront in "The Boys", ___ Cash
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                      So yummy you can't eat just one
                    24. 46A
                      Finger-pointing US Army recruiter, Uncle ___
                    25. 49A
                      VCR button that is usually red
                    26. 50A
                      Vehicle Nicholas Cage used in a heist movie?
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                      How pastrami often comes
                    28. 53A
                      Platform game starring Zoya the Thief, Amadeus the Wizard, and Pontius the Knight
                    29. 55A
                      Australia (abbr.)
                    30. 56A
                      Keanu Reeves' "Matrix" character in his birthday suit?
                    31. 58A
                      Opposite of night
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                      Steinbeck migrant
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                      Word on a ticket
                    34. 64A
                      Large brass instrument
                    35. 67A
                      Argentine popular rock and roll pianist, ___ Paez
                    36. 68A
                      Trail in the sky, but over America
                    37. 69A
                      Tip jar contents
                    38. 70A
                      With 72 across
                      See 70 across[----]
                      , Christina Hendrick's character in "Good Girls" after a makeover?
                    39. 71A
                      Buzz Lightyear quote: "Well, slotted pig, these are standard ___"
                    40. 72A
                      See 70 across
                      With 72 across, Christina Hendrick's character in "Good Girls" after a makeover?[----]
                    Down
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                      English translation of the French word "mais"
                    2. 2D
                      Primate that lacks a tail
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                      Element in the top-right part of the periodic table
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                      "And it was all a dream." (how not to ___ story)
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                      Fraction of a min.
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                      Aussie for "no"
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                      Line in a play meant for the audience, not the other actors
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                      City in which Jacob Blake was shot by police
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                      Tesla's Musk
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                      Michelangelo's post-crucifixion sculpture
                    11. 11D
                      "I'll have some sheep meat!"
                    12. 12D
                      Loan shark
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                      Dead Sea fortress, site of a Zealot last stand
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                      Like mules and beagles
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                      Scrooge in a Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come scene
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                      Selective non-catalytic reduction (abbr.)
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                      Protagonist of a story
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                      Organic compound used to treat textiles, leather articles, and some foods
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                      Word that negates an otherwise positive statement when emphatically appended to the end
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                      Alternative to brb when you're planning to be away for a longer period of time
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                      Track 7 on Jamiroquai's album "The Return of the Space Cowboy"
                    22. 39D
                      *Not* what the princess found under her mattress, but it sounds like it
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                      Of little value (from the Spanish coin of the same name, worth half a real)
                    24. 41D
                      Hairy birthright-seller of Genesis
                    25. 42D
                      Thyroid Hormone Resistance Syndrome (abbr.)
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                      Played the role of
                    27. 45D
                      Code name for Moog's 1981 Concertmate synthesiser (sure hope I'm allowed to use an "I" to represent a "1")
                    28. 46D
                      "Why you ___ gun!" (literally, "offspring of a firearm")
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                      Luke and Leia's father
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                      Beatles' song, "Being for the Benefit of ___!"
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                      "That hurts!"
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                      Lopsided victories
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                      Alien race in "Avatar"
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                      First volume in a series of encyclopedias, perhaps
                    35. 62D
                      Promissory note
                    36. 63D
                      Cinque meno due (that's 5 - 2, in Italian)
                    37. 65D
                      Gamble
                    38. 66D
                      ___ Wednesday, first day of Lent
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