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Mini Meta a la Washington Post

· By zonkswonk · Published about 2 months ago

Meta Prompt: Once the grid is filled, one word from each of the first three corners of the grid will form a clue to the meta answer, which is snaking through the fourth grid (only up, down, left, right: no diagonals). This is exactly how the WaPo mini metas work, so I'd recommend going there first if you're confused.
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  • zonkswonk constructor · about 2 months ago
    Final correct answer should be HAPPY
    4D HAPPYJon Favreau's character in "Spider-Man: No Way Home"
    MEALS PLACE
    31A PLACE"The Good ___": show starring Ted Danson
    : McDonald's. Unfortunately, I have no way of giving you live feedback like WaPo does, but I do those puzzles on Pro mode so this is more authentic to my experience anyway.
    Hope you enjoyed!
    • zonkswonk constructor · about 2 months ago
      MEAL
      6A MEALOat or corn follower
      *
      • Account 🤓7:30 · about 2 months ago
        I haven't seen this kind of puzzle before. Nice work!
        • zonkswonk constructor · about 2 months ago
          Thanks! As I said, I can't take credit, it's a near-exact copy of Washington Post's Daily Mini Meta series, but I had fun making it and I'm glad you liked it!
          • Account 🤓7:30 · about 2 months ago
            I know you can't, but it was still a great execution!
        • Mike D 🤓2:26 · about 2 months ago
          Nice!
          • spikeydlux 2:31 · about 2 months ago
            Really nicely done!
            • emmie 🤓3:46 · about 2 months ago
              Really fun - great job! I'd love to see more of these if inspiration strikes you again. :)
              • Randy Hunt 9:59 · about 2 months ago
                I like the WAPO minis, but wait until Saturday to play the whole week. Thank you for creating it in this format. It works. By the way, if you get to McDonald’s as the meta answer, you clearly got there by grabbing the correct words from the first three puzzles. No need to prove it.
                • zonkswonk constructor · about 2 months ago
                  Fair enough, but I'm explaining it for people who revealed the solution. And you're welcome!
              1AGoldman's partner
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              Across
              1. 1A
                Goldman's partner
              2. 6A
                Oat or corn follower
              3. 10A
                Dances done in skirts
              4. 11A
                Friend, politically
              5. 12A
                Make like Darwin's finches, perhaps
              6. 13A
                Corn chip that (in my opinion) isn't as good as Bugles ar
              7. 14A
                Those who have this might struggle to say it
              8. 15A
                "Ender's Game" author Card
              9. 16A
                Homemade goods e-tailer
              10. 17A
                Whiskeys, but also loaves
              11. 18A
                Adele or Cher (but not a saxophone)
              12. 23A
                Theaters whose stock got caught up in the GameStop hype
              13. 27A
                Hirsute (I first learned this word from a Baby Blues comic where the dad has to look it up in a dictionary)
              14. 28A
                Point on a graph
              15. 29A
                Shoelace part of Phineas and Ferb fame
              16. 30A
                Eve's partner in a 2008 Pixar film
              17. 31A
                "The Good ___": show starring Ted Danson
              18. 32A
                Like movies from Redbox
              19. 33A
                Factions of a church
              20. 34A
                Location you hope isn't a mirage
              Down
              1. 1D
                Layered rock
              2. 2D
                Tax ___: IRS inspection
              3. 3D
                Group that needs to be taught a lesson?
              4. 4D
                Jon Favreau's character in "Spider-Man: No Way Home"
              5. 5D
                Concorde, famously
              6. 6D
                Obtain in-laws
              7. 7D
                "For ___": Beethoven-inspired song by Saint Motel
              8. 8D
                Adele and Cher, for two (and some saxophones, for three)
              9. 9D
                City on the Rhone
              10. 13D
                In favor of
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                Protective pants for a posse
              12. 19D
                Double bogey's opposite
              13. 20D
                Purple flower
              14. 21D
                Standing up straight
              15. 22D
                Binary octets
              16. 23D
                La casa de Bob Esponja
              17. 24D
                They might be broken or cast
              18. 25D
                IV x CXIV
              19. 26D
                Edible parts of sunflowers
              20. 30D
                Chase, especially to 6D
                Obtain in-laws[-----]
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