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Life Begins at Sixty (Meta)

· By Abide · Published 2023-06-04T12:00:06.319Z

Meta Prompt
The meta answer is a cereal.
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  • boharr 7s · 2023-06-04T12:22:10.163Z
    Fun one for Sunday morning. Thanks.
    • FrankieHeck 🤓8:32 · 2023-06-04T12:31:41.866Z
      Ok, this is my kind of meta. Sweetened cereal is one of my guilty pleasures, and Cap'n Crunch cereals have always been favorites. Every now and then a box of Oops! All Berries still finds its way into my grocery cart...
      • Capn Rick 🤓6:17 · 2023-06-04T12:44:43.053Z
        My favorite cereal and my favorite cousin!
        • Abide constructor · 2023-06-04T13:29:08.805Z
          I figured you would like this one
          • Eric Porter 14s · 2023-06-09T20:00:05.572Z
            When I saw CAPN, I thought of your name first. I spend more time on the xword-muggles site than in the cereal aisle.
          • Tyrpmom 🤓22:42 · 2023-06-04T13:26:52.581Z
            Fun one. Thanks.
            • whimsy 8:23 · 2023-06-04T13:26:48.626Z
              But will Mikey like it? I did! Thanks, Peter!
              • Mikey G 🤓5:19 · 2023-06-04T14:37:20.485Z
                "Mikey likes it!"
              • KayW 🤓5:26 · 2023-06-04T13:57:58.495Z
                A fun one to solve over breakfast. Haven't had this cereal in decades, but now that you mention it...
                • michaelm 🤓8:36 · 2023-06-04T14:08:31.107Z
                  SSSweet as the cereal itself. Solved at Dublin airport. Thanks Peter!
                  • MatthewL 🤓8:15 · 2023-06-04T14:41:52.229Z
                    Fun one! Wasn't my go to cereal (I was an Apple Jacks guy), but I did like it on occasion. Thanks for the puzzle!
                    • Cindy Heisler 1s · 2023-06-04T15:23:46.204Z
                      Nice relaxing puzzle for a Sunday morning. There are very few cold cereals I don't like. Probably from growing up when they were all coated with sugar -- Sugar Pops, Sugar Smacks, Frosted Flakes.... I'm sure I'm giving away my age with this one!! Thanks, Peter.
                      • Qmark 6s · 2023-06-04T16:10:37.615Z
                        My favorite cereal ever! Thanks Peter!
                        • woozy 🤓9:14 · 2023-06-04T16:25:51.320Z
                          Fun and cute but... apparently I don't watch enough television. Never heard of the first company or mascot. Never heard of the mascot for the second company. Seen the logo for the third company but never occurred to me it'd have a name. Never knew the last one had a name but I was able to guess it. It was the only one google merely confirmed (as opposed to actually doing my thinking for me).
                          But again. Cute and fun.
                          • Rufus T Firefly 3s · 2023-06-04T17:26:50.534Z
                            First company is a NYC icon due to it's invariably horrible commercials by the owner. SNL did a hilarious (and very naughty) spoof with Joe Piscopo as the owner. Sadly, the video does not seem to be available.
                            • JasonKB 🤓9:46 · 2023-06-07T04:16:53.413Z
                              I think Carvel is a regional company. I've heard of it from references in books and movies (though can't remember exactly where at the moment) but never actually encountered it in the wild.
                            • kurtalert 🤓3:20 · 2023-06-04T20:26:22.404Z
                              Very nice! Love me some Cap'n Crunch. One of the best sugary cereals, for sure.
                              • Laura M 🤓13:14 · 2023-06-04T20:59:44.838Z
                                Fun! My answer was wrong last night but now it's right apparently :-)
                                • imontoo 3s · 2023-06-04T22:06:30.797Z
                                  Fun! Although, the roof of my mouth suddenly turned raw. 😄 Thanks for the puzzle!
                                  • ReB 5s · 2023-06-04T23:23:19.606Z
                                    Fun clues. Had to google all the mascot names, though, to find the company names - and then I stared at the first letters a bit until the headslap moment. Enjoyable late Sunday afternoon snack.
                                    • DrTom 4s · 2023-06-05T02:00:49.760Z
                                      I mean what else could it be? Since Kellogg's messed up and fumbled the name of their mascot (should have been Tommy the Tiger), the only good answer was Cap'n (Rick) Crunch. Probably easier for us older folks, and those formerly from Michigan (since I knew what you call a summer invader in Mackinaw).
                                      • Mbryant 23:36 · 2023-06-05T10:29:31.938Z
                                        Ah memory lane: Cap’n Crunch, Quisp, Lucky Charms, Apple Jacks. How could my parents let me eat so much sugar for breakfast?
                                        • JHSeeman 3s · 2023-06-05T14:58:42.487Z
                                          fun one...and I only had to google one. I knew Mayhem (great commercials) and I knew Julius (wife did a study in MBA program on pringles), but yeah did google fudgie (should have known), and quicky is obvious. Also in Jersey (if you're from south of the Raritan) tourists are referred to as BENNY'S. (Bayonne, Elizabeth, Newark, and NY) but it's a bit bucket of any tourist.
                                          • Abide constructor · 2023-06-05T20:28:11.899Z
                                            There is some interesting data on Julius and his name. Two college students claim they made it up and added it to Pringles Wikipedia page. Then the new purchaser accepted as a fact and went with the name.
                                          • frostyjhammer 5:26 · 2023-06-05T15:33:07.574Z
                                            Wow, teh Cap'n is sixty years old!
                                            • I K Snamhcok 🤓8:01 · 2023-06-05T22:48:26.248Z
                                              I’d have liked this puzzle better on a SATURDAY morning, while digging into a bowlful and watching the Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour.
                                              • HeadinHome 🤓3:32 · 2023-06-07T02:03:56.731Z
                                                Wow it’s been a while since I’ve had Cap’n Crunch…do they still sell it? I suspect it would be way too sweet for me now. Ditto Lucky Charms and Life … other favorites! Fun reminiscence… we used to have Carvel weird commercials on Channel 5 out of Washington, D.C. — I remember the gruff, gravelly voice of the .. owner? (surely he wasn’t a hired voice actor!)
                                                • DebbieC 🤓12:31 · 2023-06-08T16:53:34.839Z
                                                  Alpha Bits, anybody? 1950s cereal of choice!
                                                  • Darth 9:44 · 2023-06-15T15:27:59.727Z
                                                    I've been on meta vacay for a few weeks, so now just catching up. This was a fun one, and easy Googling to find what was needed. Thanks!
                                                    Local's pejorative term for a tourist, especially in Michigan (ice cream)
                                                    1. 1A
                                                      Local's pejorative term for a tourist, especially in Michigan (ice cream)
                                                    2. 7A
                                                      Ending of many Dutch place names
                                                    3. 11A
                                                      Cause harm to
                                                    4. 12A
                                                      Jason's ship of myth
                                                    5. 13A
                                                      Armored truck company
                                                    6. 14A
                                                      Matador charger
                                                    7. 15A
                                                      Citrus zests
                                                    8. 16A
                                                      Narrow gradually
                                                    9. 17A
                                                      Waffle for the toaster
                                                    10. 18A
                                                      Utter chaos (insurance)
                                                    11. 19A
                                                      "Not so fast!"
                                                    12. 21A
                                                      "Let's make ___ true Daily Double"
                                                    13. 22A
                                                      What each parenthetically clued entry represents
                                                    14. 26A
                                                      Serpentine swimmer
                                                    15. 27A
                                                      Kiss, in a Paul Anka song
                                                    16. 28A
                                                      First name of Dr. J and Dr. No (potato crisps)
                                                    17. 30A
                                                      The Badger St.
                                                    18. 34A
                                                      Wood that sinks in water
                                                    19. 35A
                                                    20. 36A
                                                      Puts in stitches?
                                                    21. 37A
                                                      Large paper sheets
                                                    22. 38A
                                                      Teaspoon or ton, e.g.
                                                    23. 39A
                                                      Glowing, as if lit by fire
                                                    24. 40A
                                                      Items in an IRS database
                                                    25. 41A
                                                      Hurried encounter, variantly (chocolate drink)
                                                    1. 1D
                                                      What bran provides. to Brits and Benchen
                                                    2. 2D
                                                      Take apart, nautically
                                                    3. 3D
                                                      Record-setting activity?
                                                    4. 4D
                                                      Shoot a Colt Peacemaker, perhaps
                                                    5. 5D
                                                    6. 6D
                                                      Some Tesla employees, in brief
                                                    7. 7D
                                                      Thai appetizer with peanut sauce
                                                    8. 8D
                                                      Nutrition-related word that sounds award-related
                                                    9. 9D
                                                      Settle on terms
                                                    10. 10D
                                                      It can be a "Welcome" site
                                                    11. 16D
                                                      Cheerios, by another name
                                                    12. 18D
                                                      They give the silent treatment
                                                    13. 20D
                                                      Campaign messaging strategy
                                                    14. 22D
                                                      "Most Week 4s scare the ___ out of me"
                                                    15. 23D
                                                      Corned beef and sauerkraut sammies
                                                    16. 24D
                                                      Let enter
                                                    17. 25D
                                                      "If you'll go first, count me in"
                                                    18. 29D
                                                      MIT and RPI
                                                    19. 31D
                                                      Connected to a hipbone
                                                    20. 32D
                                                      Bird that delivers babies and pickles
                                                    21. 33D
                                                      "Mighty" baller of the diamond
                                                    22. 35D
                                                      Common meat substitute
                                                    23. 37D
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