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Stay Tuned!

· By Capn Rick · Published 4 months ago

Meta Prompt: The meta answer is a famous person.
Hint: I learned a long time ago that if you don't see anything in the grid, look elsewhere for hints to the meta.
Hint: Ever watch the Saturday morning cartoons when you were a kid?
Hint: Four "Looney Tunes" characters are hidden among the clues. To find them you need to "Stay Tuned" from one clue to the next.
Hint: The first letters of the answers associated with both parts of the characters' names spell the meta answer.
Hint: There is a familiar quote in the center of the grid that will confirm your answer.
Here's a link to the solution on the "XWord Muggles Forum" - https://www.xword-muggles.com/viewtopic.php?t=1872&start=40#p108340
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  • Sharkicicles 2s · 4 months ago
    Thanks! Nice one!
    • Capn Rick constructor · 4 months ago
      Glad you liked it, Sharkicicles!
    • Hector 🤓5:44 · 4 months ago
      What a talent he was.
      Great puzzle; thank you!
      • Capn Rick constructor · 4 months ago
        Yes he was, Hector. Thanks for solving!
      • Ergcat 12:01 · 4 months ago
        Thank you, Cap’n Rick! A good one to start my Meta Week !
        • Capn Rick constructor · 4 months ago
          It was my pleasure, Ergcat!
        • Cindy Heisler 2s · 4 months ago
          Fun puzzle to start the week. I could see and hear them as I solved!
          • Capn Rick constructor · 4 months ago
            Glad you liked it, Cindy.
          • kymike 2s · 4 months ago
            Alternate title could have been "Stay Tooned"
            • Capn Rick constructor · 4 months ago
              Yes it could. I went with the "Looney Tunes" spelling to keep it less obvious.
            • DIS 🤓4:13 · 4 months ago
              I saw THATS
              31A THATS"___ Entertainment!"
              ALL
              35A ALLThe whole shebang
              FOLKS
              42A FOLKSOrdinary people
              before I saw the four characters. Great puzzle, and brings back some great memories.
              • Capn Rick constructor · 4 months ago
                Glad you liked it, DIS. I was glad I could fit THATS
                31A THATS"___ Entertainment!"
                ALL
                35A ALLThe whole shebang
                FOLKS
                42A FOLKSOrdinary people
                in there.
              • Tyrpmom 2s · 4 months ago
                Love that you put “That’s All Folks!”
                • Capn Rick constructor · 4 months ago
                  Thanks for solving, Tyrpmom. Glad you liked the quote.
                • michaelm 🤓2:02 · 4 months ago
                  Thanks, Cap'n. We are of the same certain age and you brought back great memories!
                  • Capn Rick constructor · 4 months ago
                    Yes, I always looked forward to those Saturday morning cartoons, Michael. (Still do!)
                  • Gutman 4s · 4 months ago
                    Fun one. I thought Daffy was a "maroon". LOL
                    • Capn Rick constructor · 4 months ago
                      Ha! Good one!
                    • dplass 6:07 · 4 months ago
                      I took a WAG, and I still feel like 8A
                      8A MORONOne who’s beyond daffy
                      because I don't see the metanism...
                      • Capn Rick constructor · 4 months ago
                        Oops, I meant 13A
                        13A EVASIONS"Duck and weave" tactics
                        (not 9A).
                        • Capn Rick constructor · 4 months ago
                          Look at the last word of the clue for 8A
                          8A MORONOne who’s beyond daffy
                          and the first word of 9A. "Stay Tuned" - get it?
                          • dplass 6:07 · 4 months ago
                            That's what tickled my brain (Petunia Pig, actually) but...is Mel Blanc spelled out in the grid or clues anywhere?
                        • Laura M 🤓11:30 · 4 months ago
                          Saturday morning cartoon memories! Nice one, took me a while to see it!
                          • Capn Rick constructor · 4 months ago
                            Yeah, Looney Tunes. Great memories. Thanks for solving, Laura.
                          • KayW 🤓4:47 · 4 months ago
                            That's all, folks! Wow what a fun puzzle. And great construction. Thanks, Rick!
                            • Capn Rick constructor · 4 months ago
                              Glad you enjoyed it, Kay. Thanks for solving.
                            • Teamdoubletow 2s · 4 months ago
                              Dedededede lightful!
                              • Capn Rick constructor · 4 months ago
                                Thanks, Ali. Glad you had fun with it.
                              • Dow Jones 4s · 4 months ago
                                Fun. Very smooth grid. Thanks, Cap'n Rick.
                                • Capn Rick constructor · 4 months ago
                                  Thank you, Dow. I appreciate it.
                                • woozy 10:28 · 4 months ago
                                  Oh, that was fun. Got it when I just began the grid.
                                  • Capn Rick constructor · 4 months ago
                                    Glad you enjoyed it, woozy!
                                  • HeadinHome 🤓4:19 · 4 months ago
                                    nice way to wind down my day! brings back good memories… my childhood days AND my kids’ childhood days!
                                    • Capn Rick constructor · 4 months ago
                                      Glad you enjoyed it, Wendy. Thanks.
                                    • hoover 3s · 4 months ago
                                      Clever mechanism! Before I checked the crosses, I had DAISY for 8A
                                      8A MORONOne who’s beyond daffy
                                      .
                                      • Capn Rick constructor · 4 months ago
                                        Thank you, Hoover. Looks like you caught on early to the gimmick!
                                      • Alvibu67 4s · 4 months ago
                                        That triggers some great childhood memories! Thanks, Cap’n Rick.
                                        • Capn Rick constructor · 4 months ago
                                          You're very welcome, Alvibu67. Thanks for solving.
                                        • Carolyn 3s · 4 months ago
                                          That was fun! Just got to it this evening after a very stressful day. Thanks for the smile. I needed that!
                                          • Capn Rick constructor · 4 months ago
                                            Glad it made you smile, Carolyn. That's what it's all about!
                                          • Bbaack 11:39 · 4 months ago
                                            It took me awhile on crosshare since I didn't look at the clues in order. Next time I'm off course I'll either print out the puzzle, or take a left at Albuquerque!
                                            • Capn Rick constructor · 4 months ago
                                              Yes, the puzzle printers probably had an edge on this one, Bbaack. Thanks for solving!
                                            • DrTom 11s · 4 months ago
                                              Fun when I tested it and fun again. Loved all those cartoons as a kid. But then the coyote could still hit the ground, apparently now that is too violent?
                                              • Capn Rick constructor · 4 months ago
                                                Yes, sorry Tom. With all the other puzzles flying around I totally forgot that you also pretested this one. I updated the posts over on the Muggles forum to reflect that. Thanks again for your help!
                                              • Dave Bromsey 31s · 4 months ago
                                                Nice puzzle Cap'n. Thank you!
                                                • Capn Rick constructor · 4 months ago
                                                  You're welcome, Dave. Thank you for solving!
                                                • THC 🤓4:18 · 4 months ago
                                                  Thanks, Rick! Good memories.
                                                  • Capn Rick constructor · 4 months ago
                                                    You're welcome, THC.
                                                  • Qmark 3s · 4 months ago
                                                    Loved it! Thanks Rick!
                                                    • Capn Rick constructor · 4 months ago
                                                      Thanks for solving, Qmark.
                                                    • ReB 3s · 4 months ago
                                                      Nice reminder of childhood and frivolity. Thanks
                                                      • Capn Rick constructor · 4 months ago
                                                        You're welcome, ReB. Those are fond memories indeed.
                                                      • Byron 🤓10:40 · 4 months ago
                                                        Very well done!
                                                        • Capn Rick constructor · 4 months ago
                                                          Thank you, Byron.
                                                        • Joe Pickett 20:53 · 4 months ago
                                                          Nice idea and construction. Thanks
                                                          • Capn Rick constructor · 4 months ago
                                                            I appreciate it, Joe!
                                                          • kurtalert 5:54 · 4 months ago
                                                            very nice - great mechanism!
                                                            • Capn Rick constructor · 4 months ago
                                                              Thank you, kurtalert.
                                                            • Magistra 23:13 · 4 months ago
                                                              Very late start for me! This was a fun one!
                                                              • Capn Rick constructor · 4 months ago
                                                                Better late than never, Magistra. Thanks for solving!
                                                              • Jimbo 🤓12:26 · 4 months ago
                                                                Brilliant. Loved the construction. A very nice smooth way to tie the clues in a clever way to the grid.
                                                                • Capn Rick constructor · 4 months ago
                                                                  Thanks a lot, Jimbo. I appreciate your comments.
                                                                • Philip Chow 🤓4:44 · 4 months ago
                                                                  thanks for adding hints!! i needed them... really loved this one
                                                                  • Capn Rick constructor · 4 months ago
                                                                    Thanks for solving, Philip. Glad you enjoyed it!
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                                                                  Across
                                                                  1. 1A
                                                                    Performing group
                                                                  2. 5A
                                                                    Teacher's favorite
                                                                  3. 8A
                                                                    One who’s beyond daffy
                                                                  4. 13A
                                                                    "Duck and weave" tactics
                                                                  5. 15A
                                                                    Movie theater
                                                                  6. 16A
                                                                    Prepare to ensnare
                                                                  7. 17A
                                                                    Accept eagerly
                                                                  8. 18A
                                                                    Nonprescription: Abbr.
                                                                  9. 19A
                                                                    Plant with funnel-shaped flowers, like a petunia
                                                                  10. 20A
                                                                    Pig in a 1996 film
                                                                  11. 24A
                                                                    Old anesthetics
                                                                  12. 26A
                                                                    Late Sportscaster Scully
                                                                  13. 27A
                                                                    Merited
                                                                  14. 29A
                                                                    "___ Maria"
                                                                  15. 30A
                                                                    Take five
                                                                  16. 31A
                                                                    "___ Entertainment!"
                                                                  17. 32A
                                                                    London length
                                                                  18. 34A
                                                                    "Piece of cake!"
                                                                  19. 35A
                                                                    The whole shebang
                                                                  20. 36A
                                                                    Make ___ for (justify)
                                                                  21. 40A
                                                                    Habituate
                                                                  22. 42A
                                                                    Ordinary people
                                                                  23. 43A
                                                                    Leave port
                                                                  24. 46A
                                                                    "Just kidding!"
                                                                  25. 47A
                                                                    Perform perfectly
                                                                  26. 48A
                                                                    SASE, e.g.
                                                                  27. 49A
                                                                    Sneezer's need
                                                                  28. 51A
                                                                    Country road
                                                                  29. 52A
                                                                    Runner or swimmer
                                                                  30. 54A
                                                                    Gym unit
                                                                  31. 56A
                                                                    Steal
                                                                  32. 57A
                                                                    Coaching position?
                                                                  33. 62A
                                                                    Impressive displays
                                                                  34. 63A
                                                                    Type of park like Yosemite
                                                                  35. 64A
                                                                    Sam who sang "You Send Me"
                                                                  36. 65A
                                                                    Cry of discovery
                                                                  37. 66A
                                                                    Play parts
                                                                  Down
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                                                                    Animation collectible
                                                                  2. 2D
                                                                    Actress Gardner
                                                                  3. 3D
                                                                    Utter
                                                                  4. 4D
                                                                    Airport screening org.
                                                                  5. 5D
                                                                    Turned left, nautically
                                                                  6. 6D
                                                                    Make into law
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                                                                    Recipe amt.
                                                                  8. 8D
                                                                    Demeanors
                                                                  9. 9D
                                                                    Go ___ great length
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                                                                    Improve the highways
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                                                                    Muscat residents
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                                                                    Swimming or floating
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                                                                    Figure skater Midori
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                                                                    Bordeaux wine
                                                                  15. 19D
                                                                    Carpenter's tool
                                                                  16. 20D
                                                                    Software test version
                                                                  17. 21D
                                                                    Oohs and ___
                                                                  18. 22D
                                                                    Fiber source
                                                                  19. 23D
                                                                    Involve
                                                                  20. 25D
                                                                    Small villages
                                                                  21. 28D
                                                                    Sports cable channel
                                                                  22. 30D
                                                                    Pull back in fear
                                                                  23. 33D
                                                                    Tennis's Nadal, familiarly
                                                                  24. 35D
                                                                    Cropped up
                                                                  25. 37D
                                                                    Penne ___ vodka
                                                                  26. 38D
                                                                    Smartphone cover
                                                                  27. 39D
                                                                    Punta del ___, Uruguay
                                                                  28. 41D
                                                                    Brings together
                                                                  29. 43D
                                                                    Washington airport
                                                                  30. 44D
                                                                    Cultural studies class, familiarly
                                                                  31. 45D
                                                                    Suzuki of baseball
                                                                  32. 47D
                                                                    Must
                                                                  33. 49D
                                                                    "Fiddler on the Roof" hero
                                                                  34. 50D
                                                                    Dickens' Heep
                                                                  35. 53D
                                                                    Plumbing problem
                                                                  36. 55D
                                                                    Architect I.M. ___
                                                                  37. 57D
                                                                    ___-Caps (15-Across
                                                                    Movie theater[------]
                                                                    snack)
                                                                  38. 58D
                                                                    Mauna ___
                                                                  39. 59D
                                                                    Business abbr.
                                                                  40. 60D
                                                                    D.C. baseballer
                                                                  41. 61D
                                                                    Golfer Ernie
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