Aye Aye, Captain!

· By Capn Rick · Published 2023-01-23T05:08:06.341Z

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The meta answer is something you may find on a ship.
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  • Hector 4s · 2023-01-23T05:34:26.437Z
    Hear, hear
    • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-23T13:33:58.284Z
      Ha ha! Thanks for solving, Hector.
    • Laura M 🤓7:02 · 2023-01-23T07:24:37.695Z
      Hector got here first and stole my comment :-) Great meta!
      • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-23T13:34:31.676Z
        Thanks, Laura. Glad you enjoyed it.
      • Meg 7s · 2023-01-23T13:17:20.182Z
        Nice construction! Everything came together quite nicely.
        • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-23T14:36:27.516Z
          Thank you, Laura. And thanks for solving!
          • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-02-12T18:08:33.706Z
            Whoops! In looking back over the comments, I saw that I called you "Laura", Meg. Sorry about that!
          • Dave C 8s · 2023-01-23T14:35:01.714Z
            Now, now, don't worry if you weren't first...
          • Mikey G 🤓5:38 · 2023-01-23T14:55:09.078Z
            Ship happens.
            • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-23T16:38:32.030Z
              Yes it does, Mikey. Yes it does.
            • Darth 6:10 · 2023-01-23T15:36:48.950Z
              That hit the spot! Well done, Cap'n!
              • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-23T16:38:50.974Z
                Thanks, Darth. Glad you liked it.
              • I K Snamhcok 1s · 2023-01-23T16:19:46.980Z
                Good one! Thanks, Matey!
                • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-23T18:22:35.035Z
                  Thanks for solving, Chris!
                • MatthewL 🤓5:38 · 2023-01-23T16:13:22.038Z
                  Very clever puzzle. Couldn't see anything for a bit, but then the clouds parted, and it was smooth sailing.
                  • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-23T18:23:00.119Z
                    Glad you enjoyed it, Matthew.
                  • DIS 🤓4:31 · 2023-01-23T17:58:23.832Z
                    Exciting and new!
                    • dplass 4:49 · 2023-01-23T21:45:20.653Z
                      Come aboard...
                      • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-23T23:14:03.892Z
                        You can say that again, DIS. :)
                      • Ergcat 12:05 · 2023-01-23T17:56:38.122Z
                        Good one! Saw it right away except I had “tsked” for “well, well” instead of “oho” ! But I went back through and fixed it! Thanks, Cap’n! I am on a ship right now but no parrots! We are going to Antarctica in search of penguins!
                        • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-23T18:52:43.230Z
                          Thanks for solving, Ergcat. Good luck searching for those penguins in Antarctica. I'll be on a sunny beach in Aruba where there may indeed be a few parrots.
                          • Ergcat 12:05 · 2023-01-24T00:26:31.907Z
                            Have a great time!
                        • ChrisCross 🤓7:32 · 2023-01-23T18:19:58.720Z
                          Loved it. I kind of cheated in that I was stuck in a rabbit hole of double letters, and I likely wouldn't have dropped it if I didn't see forum comments mentioning little rabbit holes and calling the meta clever. (Not that double letters aren't clever, to anyone who has made a double-letter meta.)
                          • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-23T18:57:10.964Z
                            Thanks, Chris. You're the second person to mention the double letters rabbit hole. I hadn't realized there were that many, but looking back I do find several instances.
                            • dplass 4:49 · 2023-01-23T21:45:56.653Z
                              I tried looking at double letters two different ways before I had the headslap moment.
                          • BethA 4s · 2023-01-23T18:13:48.471Z
                            Thanks for the puzzle!
                            • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-23T18:57:30.377Z
                              You're welcome, Beth. Thanks for solving!
                            • Carolyn 3s · 2023-01-23T18:43:46.644Z
                              Really, really enjoyed that one!
                              • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-23T20:12:13.413Z
                                Thanks, Carolyn. Glad you enjoyed it!
                              • imontoo 3s · 2023-01-23T20:52:16.057Z
                                Nicely done!
                                • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-23T21:32:07.501Z
                                  Thank you, imontoo!
                                • rjy 4s · 2023-01-23T22:05:21.815Z
                                  Nice, Cap'n! I was also trapped in double letters, esp with TEN36DRoyal flush card[---] REPEATS39ASays again[-------] in the center, and there were 9 double-lettered across words. It's stupid how many time I looked for a 10th. Nice AHA when all was said and done!
                                  • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-23T23:16:42.389Z
                                    Yes, the double letters rabbit hole has proved to be quite deep, rjy. Thanks for solving.
                                  • dplass 4:49 · 2023-01-23T21:44:55.893Z
                                    Nice. Love the double meaning (see what I did there) of PARROT.
                                    • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-23T23:15:58.706Z
                                      Glad you liked it, David.
                                      • Ergcat 12:05 · 2023-01-24T00:25:06.758Z
                                        Ooooh! I didn’t even think of that !! Clever, clever!
                                      • auee89 3s · 2023-01-23T22:37:13.812Z
                                        Thanks Cap'n! Looked for "i"s at first, then quickly moved on once seeing repeats. Nice one.
                                        • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-23T23:18:28.334Z
                                          I was wondering if anyone would consider the "i"s, auee89. Glad you found the right path.
                                        • oldjudge 7s · 2023-01-23T22:23:31.134Z
                                          That was fun ——bye bye
                                          • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-23T23:18:47.868Z
                                            Thanks, Judge. Glad you enjoyed it!
                                          • SJMcK 🤓7:10 · 2023-01-24T00:03:24.408Z
                                            Enjoyed that one
                                            • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-24T00:55:51.621Z
                                              Thanks, Steven. Glad you liked it!
                                            • Bird Lives 4s · 2023-01-23T23:57:14.849Z
                                              I was hoping for PIRATE PARROT since in some regions of our land these are almost homonyms. Plus, I don't think Princess and Carnival are known for having budgies and macaws aboard along with their contagious microorganisms.
                                              • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-24T01:00:41.218Z
                                                This is definitely a pirate ship parrot, Bird Lives. :)
                                              • DrTom 3s · 2023-01-24T12:56:31.609Z
                                                Fun even the second time around! By the way, do you know what the Pennsylvania Dutch call their parrot? PollyAmish, ba dum tss.
                                                • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-24T13:31:52.776Z
                                                  Hi DrTom. Thanks for your help with pretesting!
                                                  • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-24T16:31:35.405Z
                                                    BTW DrTom, be careful not to catch the Amish flu. First you get a little hoarse, then you get a little buggy. :)
                                                    • DrTom 3s · 2023-01-25T19:03:03.304Z
                                                      and next thing you know you are sitting at the kitchen table and feel like you are up near the ceiling!
                                                  • woozy 8:55 · 2023-01-24T17:02:57.463Z
                                                    Oog.... did I have sleepy eyes last night!
                                                    I couldn't find any clue that would be "fifty-fifty" so I chose 33D33DDept. of Labor division[----] Department of Labor division because a division could be half for you and half for my for AROROT which I anagrammed to Oar Rot.
                                                    Okay, in the morning..... sheesh
                                                    • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-24T18:04:47.983Z
                                                      No prob, woozy. I can imagine that OAR ROT can also be found on some ships. :)
                                                    • Eric Porter 53s · 2023-01-24T23:31:47.515Z
                                                      Nice. My first thought didn't quite work. I still can't figure out the other 'R'. I have Knock Knock -> Riff. It must be Rosa, but can't figure out how.
                                                      • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-25T01:37:27.032Z
                                                        Thanks for solving, Eric. The other R comes from THERE42AYonder[-----] THERE42AYonder[-----] = "Everything will be just fine" (Relax).
                                                      • ReB 4s · 2023-01-25T03:43:33.383Z
                                                        Hear hear! Need a cracker? Took a bit a head scratching until I looked at the title again and decided to look for grid words that could be doubled. Had to look up 16A16AWater source[----] to confirm there actually was a British band by that name.
                                                        Nicely done.
                                                        • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-25T04:17:07.088Z
                                                          Thanks, ReB. Glad you were able to find "DURAN17A"No mas" boxer Roberto[-----] DURAN17A"No mas" boxer Roberto[-----]". They were pretty popular in the 1980s.
                                                        • Teamdoubletow 3s · 2023-01-25T03:44:46.881Z
                                                          Lovely puzzle... Lots of rabbit holes!
                                                          • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-25T04:18:12.061Z
                                                            Glad you and Alex were able to figure it out, Ali. Thanks for solving!
                                                          • Nancygo 10:52 · 2023-01-25T14:07:50.218Z
                                                            So many rabbit holes! I needed all the nudges.
                                                            • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-25T16:47:50.029Z
                                                              Thanks for solving, Nancygo.
                                                            • kurtalert 🤓6:51 · 2023-01-25T18:57:14.072Z
                                                              This was great! Thanks!
                                                              • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-25T21:10:05.916Z
                                                                Thanks, kurtalert. Glad you enjoyed it.
                                                              • KayW 🤓5:23 · 2023-01-25T21:23:16.107Z
                                                                nudge nudge wink winked ashore. Or aboard. Or wherever it is I am. Another good one, Capn!
                                                                • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-25T22:55:06.724Z
                                                                  Thank you, Kay. Glad you liked it.
                                                                • Sharkicicles 2s · 2023-01-25T22:14:08.480Z
                                                                  First puzzle on the replacement iPad :) thanks Captain!
                                                                  • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-25T22:56:39.882Z
                                                                    Way to go, Sharkicicles! Glad you didn't have to resort to pencil and paper!
                                                                  • Bbaack 🤓16:13 · 2023-01-26T00:03:21.045Z
                                                                    I fell into all the rabbit holes others have mentioned, so needed the nudges to climb out. Fun and clever one as always, thanks!
                                                                    • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-26T00:35:44.630Z
                                                                      Thanks for solving, Bbaack. Glad the nudges helped.
                                                                    • TMart 🤓8:22 · 2023-01-27T14:39:27.784Z
                                                                      Nice one - thanks, Cap'n!
                                                                      • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-27T15:44:04.406Z
                                                                        Glad you liked it, TMart.
                                                                      • michaelm 🤓4:09 · 2023-01-27T21:39:36.086Z
                                                                        Down down the double letter well well I I went went. When I finally climbed back out Friday, there there it was was. Great job Cap'n and congrats on the Matt G mention!
                                                                        • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-27T21:47:56.898Z
                                                                          Thanks for solving, michaelm. And a big "Aye Aye" regarding Matt's mention! What an honor that was!
                                                                        • Pandora's Blocks Weekly Meta Crossword 8:13 · 2023-01-28T02:09:56.052Z
                                                                          Loved it! Got to 17-Across17A"No mas" boxer Roberto[-----] and thought, "Huh, isn't there a much more common way to clue this?"
                                                                          • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-28T02:15:28.402Z
                                                                            Thanks, Will. Glad you enjoyed it.
                                                                          • Jeff G 5s · 2023-01-29T22:50:31.856Z
                                                                            Excellent meta! Just right on the difficulty meter. Duran Duran was my in. Thanks for sharing the puzzle.
                                                                            • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-30T01:10:22.732Z
                                                                              Thanks, Jeff. Glad you enjoyed it.
                                                                            • Qmark 4s · 2023-01-30T01:45:10.052Z
                                                                              Managed to solve it with the help of the 3rd Nudge...super puzzle Rick!
                                                                              • Capn Rick constructor · 2023-01-30T03:11:15.588Z
                                                                                Thanks for solving, Qmark. Glad you liked it.
                                                                              Unconscious states
                                                                              1. 1A
                                                                                Unconscious states
                                                                              2. 6A
                                                                              3. 10A
                                                                                Pet adoption org.
                                                                              4. 14A
                                                                              5. 15A
                                                                                Glamour rival
                                                                              6. 16A
                                                                                Water source
                                                                              7. 17A
                                                                                "No mas" boxer Roberto
                                                                              8. 18A
                                                                                Pub orders
                                                                              9. 19A
                                                                                "Right away!"
                                                                              10. 20A
                                                                                Actress and activist Milano
                                                                              11. 22A
                                                                                As we speak
                                                                              12. 24A
                                                                                ___ one's laurels
                                                                              13. 26A
                                                                                "Scream" director Craven
                                                                              14. 27A
                                                                                Part of a comic's routine, perhaps
                                                                              15. 28A
                                                                                Workers' earnings
                                                                              16. 32A
                                                                                Activist Parks
                                                                              17. 35A
                                                                                Young newts
                                                                              18. 37A
                                                                              19. 38A
                                                                                Sugary suffix
                                                                              20. 39A
                                                                                Says again
                                                                              21. 41A
                                                                                "What have we here?!"
                                                                              22. 42A
                                                                              23. 44A
                                                                                "Les Etats-___"
                                                                              24. 45A
                                                                                Decor or fabric finish?
                                                                              25. 46A
                                                                                King Arthur's realm
                                                                              26. 48A
                                                                                Aliases, for short
                                                                              27. 50A
                                                                              28. 51A
                                                                                VIPs of the Old West
                                                                              29. 55A
                                                                                Stimpy, on "The Ren & Stimpy Show"
                                                                              30. 58A
                                                                                Actor Day-Lewis
                                                                              31. 59A
                                                                                Tomato variety
                                                                              32. 60A
                                                                                Sci-fi sightings
                                                                              33. 62A
                                                                                Grant money?
                                                                              34. 63A
                                                                                Pork serving
                                                                              35. 64A
                                                                                Actress Turner
                                                                              36. 65A
                                                                                Slippery as ___
                                                                              37. 66A
                                                                              38. 67A
                                                                                Band in Britain
                                                                              39. 68A
                                                                                Abe's South Dakota neighbor
                                                                              1. 1D
                                                                                Fragrant wood
                                                                              2. 2D
                                                                                Small egg
                                                                              3. 3D
                                                                                "The Bells of St. ___"
                                                                              4. 4D
                                                                                2019 film whose title means "to the stars"
                                                                              5. 5D
                                                                                Karate instructor
                                                                              6. 6D
                                                                                Split ___ soup
                                                                              7. 7D
                                                                                Comic DeGeneres
                                                                              8. 8D
                                                                                Mountain's height: Abbr.
                                                                              9. 9D
                                                                                Stitched again
                                                                              10. 10D
                                                                                Frozen dinner brand
                                                                              11. 11D
                                                                                Cancun coin
                                                                              12. 12D
                                                                                Lobster portion
                                                                              13. 13D
                                                                                Swiss peak
                                                                              14. 21D
                                                                                Commercial cost
                                                                              15. 23D
                                                                                Bottle parts
                                                                              16. 25D
                                                                                Delay (old style)
                                                                              17. 28D
                                                                                Old Testament prophet
                                                                              18. 29D
                                                                                Not worth debating
                                                                              19. 30D
                                                                                Say again
                                                                              20. 31D
                                                                                Hershey's toffee bar
                                                                              21. 32D
                                                                                Campus military org.
                                                                              22. 33D
                                                                                Dept. of Labor division
                                                                              23. 34D
                                                                                Appear to be
                                                                              24. 36D
                                                                                Royal flush card
                                                                              25. 39D
                                                                                "Everything will be just fine"
                                                                              26. 40D
                                                                                Expressed disapproval
                                                                              27. 43D
                                                                                Hikes the football again
                                                                              28. 45D
                                                                                Utterly absurd
                                                                              29. 47D
                                                                              30. 49D
                                                                                Former PLO leader
                                                                              31. 51D
                                                                              32. 52D
                                                                                Emulated a "Spirit of '76" guy
                                                                              33. 53D
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                                                                                With cunning
                                                                              35. 55D
                                                                                Mineral-hardness scale
                                                                              36. 56D
                                                                                Run ___ (go wild)
                                                                              37. 57D
                                                                                At a distance
                                                                              38. 59D
                                                                                Color TV pioneer
                                                                              39. 61D
                                                                                Jazz instrument