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It's a bird! It's a plane!

· By zonkswonk · Published 2 months ago

Meta Prompt: The meta answer is a name suggested by the gridlines. No square contains more than three letters.
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  • Tuffy 🤓3:27 · 2 months ago
    Love it!
    • Mike D 🤓3:06 · 2 months ago
      Fun one!
      • jasonwestley 🤓2:58 · 2 months ago
        Great puzzle.
        • benchen71 🤓4:28 · 2 months ago
          Very nice! Great cryptic cluing and I loved the aha moment when the name and cartesian axes coalesced. However, I would have expected "RENE DESCARTES" to also be an acceptable meta answer.
          • zonkswonk constructor · 2 months ago
            Thanks! Clearly everyone is much better at cryptics than I am because I could never solve my own puzzle in three minutes. Also, adding RENE is a very good point! To be honest, this wasn't really intended to be a meta, I just wanted to make sure people noticed the hard work of sticking the name in there. Since you did that, let's call it a win!
          • Account 🤓9:58 · 2 months ago
            Fantastic!
            • Phil The 🤓10:05 · about 2 months ago
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              1ACrazy model and endless ice is pleasant sounding! (7)
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              1. 1A
                Crazy model and endless ice is pleasant sounding! (7)
              2. 5A
                Semiconductor died, was reborn with nothing inside (5)
              3. 6A
                Buff first customer goes in bitter (5)
              4. 7A
                Backtrack without backpack to find trolley (4)
              5. 9A
                First base was stolen from superior indicator of company age (3)
              6. 10A
                Candy brand drops without artificial ends (6)
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                Subpar mix of more dice (8)
              2. 2D
                I heard cargo is where the ore is (4)
              3. 3D
                Dries oddly with constant circle (4)
              4. 4D
                Places for tennis dates (6)
              5. 8D
                Rate change for Italian art (4)
              6. 9D
                Nature deprives author Hermann of head start (4)
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