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· By comp · Published 4 months ago

Meta Prompt: Little Timmy wanted to watch Sesame Street at 7am and see his favorite character, the Count, but he woke up at 9am and was ___!
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  • Mike D 🤓6:29 · 4 months ago
    Fun solve!
    • Philip Chow 🤓5:21 · 4 months ago
      i got the two SONS and i was thinking the repeated word was a mistake before i got to 30A
      30A INTWOPLACESWhere your child would be, supposing you had a child and he was somehow magically transformed and embedded as an entry of this grid?
      , then i chuckled :P
      • comp constructor · 4 months ago
        That was my favorite part of building this, haha!
      • Philip Chow 🤓5:21 · 4 months ago
        this was cute - fun puzzle
        • jimson 🤓7:14 · 4 months ago
          Nice one
          • calica 🤓3:40 · 4 months ago
            hahaha I love it. TWO! TWO LATE!
            1APrefix contrasted with pan- and en- when talking about diseases
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            Across
            1. 1A
              Prefix contrasted with pan- and en- when talking about diseases
            2. 4A
              Strong-arms or strong arms
            3. 11A
              "HELP!!!"
            4. 12A
              Caught by pitfall trap, perhaps
            5. 13A
              Like "crossword" or "puzzle"
            6. 15A
              Director Kazan
            7. 16A
              The theme in Danish, or a preposition that sounds like the theme
            8. 17A
              It was named after the fruit, not the other way around
            9. 19A
              Mentions, on Twitter
            10. 22A
              What this entry does to the grid, visually speaking
            11. 25A
              Curious George, e.g. (I read a whole blog post just to check this was the case)
            12. 26A
              A moon, which is named after a sea god, which is named after the number of prongs on his spear (which is not the theme)
            13. 27A
              The theme in Japanese, or what some knights say
            14. 29A
              "Let me sleep ___" (let me think some more)
            15. 30A
              Where your child would be, supposing you had a child and he was somehow magically transformed and embedded as an entry of this grid?
            16. 35A
              Near the water
            17. 36A
              "I just went from having the same amount of cards as the theme to just a single card!"
            18. 37A
              Opens, as envelopes (or trading cards)
            19. 38A
              Tax ID (oh boy can't wait for tax season)
            Down
            1. 1D
              Third-person singular of the French (or Latin) verb meaning "to be"
            2. 2D
              Mushroom or fire flower, e.g.
            3. 3D
              Such as Basque or Korean, as a language
            4. 4D
              "The Karate Kid" master
            5. 5D
              Cornhusker State college inits.
            6. 6D
              Season, in a sense
            7. 7D
              Small creatures that appear in Sonic the Hedgehog video games
            8. 8D
              An unsuccessful one is susceptible to being smashed, says Wikipedia
            9. 9D
              Put it on your forehead to mock the runner-up
            10. 10D
              "Told ya so!"
            11. 14D
              Inspirations for the crimes in "Se7en"
            12. 17D
              Andean tuber
            13. 18D
              Fictional forest creature
            14. 19D
              Lawyer and father Finch from "To Kill a Mockingbird"
            15. 20D
              Change you could give back to me, if I gave you a fifty dollar bill for a thirty dollar item
            16. 21D
              "___ of a gun!"
            17. 23D
              Provocateurs online or in the patent office
            18. 24D
              Traditional Romanian sport similar to baseball
            19. 27D
              Counter-clockwise on a rose
            20. 28D
              Tiny letter?
            21. 30D
              "Hey can you spell this word out?" "Oh sure, ___— oh c'mon I'm not falling for that!"
            22. 31D
              Opposite of oui
            23. 32D
              Prof.'s assistants
            24. 33D
              Pen follower
            25. 34D
              Prodigal ___ (one welcomed back from exile)
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