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Blast from the Past

· By Pandora's Blocks Weekly Meta Crossword · Published 9 months ago

Meta Prompt: The answer to this week's meta is a game that you might have played before.
Hey there Crosshare solvers! If you're enjoying these puzzles, head on over to www.PandorasBlocks.org to join our mailing list, get entered to win a Pandora's Blocks mug, get hints on tough puzzles and read detailed answer explanations (great for people just starting to solve metas). Happy Solving! -Will
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Leaderboard (updated hourly)

  • LesY solved at 13:50 on 11/21/2021
  • RPardoe solved at 14:04 on 11/21/2021
  • FrankieHeck solved at 14:13 on 11/21/2021
  • JBT solved at 14:36 on 11/21/2021
  • Gabby solved at 14:37 on 11/21/2021
  • Meg solved at 14:42 on 11/21/2021
  • THC solved at 14:48 on 11/21/2021
  • schmidzy solved at 14:53 on 11/21/2021
  • Sfull411 solved at 14:54 on 11/21/2021
  • Qmark solved at 15:03 on 11/21/2021
  • Shmuel Schmell solved at 15:04 on 11/21/2021
  • Abide solved at 15:09 on 11/21/2021
  • boharr solved at 15:28 on 11/21/2021
  • LuckyGuest solved at 15:37 on 11/21/2021
  • Bob Hetrick solved at 15:38 on 11/21/2021
  • rickybillingsgate solved at 15:43 on 11/21/2021
  • I K Snamhcok solved at 15:49 on 11/21/2021
  • hbxwords solved at 16:16 on 11/21/2021
  • Mike D solved at 16:16 on 11/21/2021
  • Carolyn solved at 17:30 on 11/21/2021
  • JeffPrug solved at 18:20 on 11/21/2021
  • Ryley solved at 18:21 on 11/21/2021
  • Laura M solved at 18:56 on 11/21/2021
  • Golem solved at 19:07 on 11/21/2021
  • dannyvee solved at 19:25 on 11/21/2021
  • CalRy solved at 19:53 on 11/21/2021
  • JM solved at 20:18 on 11/21/2021
  • oldjudge solved at 20:23 on 11/21/2021
  • DJB solved at 20:38 on 11/21/2021
  • K7 solved at 22:03 on 11/21/2021
  • C64 solved at 22:16 on 11/21/2021
  • Susanna solved at 22:57 on 11/21/2021
  • Jasonbr solved at 23:31 on 11/21/2021
  • Matt A solved at 0:00 on 11/22/2021
  • DIS solved at 0:32 on 11/22/2021
  • Judy solved at 0:46 on 11/22/2021
  • markhr solved at 1:34 on 11/22/2021
  • wendy walker solved at 1:41 on 11/22/2021
  • William D solved at 2:37 on 11/22/2021
  • Terpagator solved at 3:44 on 11/22/2021
  • whimsy solved at 4:18 on 11/22/2021
  • RebrccaQ solved at 5:56 on 11/22/2021
  • hazmat solved at 10:51 on 11/22/2021
  • Bbaack solved at 17:12 on 11/22/2021
  • DrTom solved at 17:47 on 11/22/2021
  • MajordomoTom solved at 19:24 on 11/22/2021
  • okjb solved at 20:39 on 11/22/2021
  • Cindy Heisler solved at 20:45 on 11/22/2021
  • Tyrpmom solved at 21:54 on 11/22/2021
  • Becky solved at 22:12 on 11/22/2021
  • Capn Rick solved at 0:51 on 11/23/2021
  • BrennerTJ solved at 1:59 on 11/23/2021
  • hashbrown solved at 10:57 on 11/23/2021
  • KathleenTM solved at 16:15 on 11/23/2021
  • spotter solved at 21:40 on 11/23/2021
  • lbray53 solved at 21:52 on 11/23/2021
  • heidi solved at 1:35 on 11/24/2021
  • BarbaraK solved at 1:57 on 11/24/2021
  • Meta World Peace solved at 3:30 on 11/24/2021
  • Rand solved at 5:01 on 11/24/2021
  • KayW solved at 16:43 on 11/24/2021
  • Hector solved at 4:43 on 11/26/2021

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  • RPardoe 🤓1:05 · 9 months ago
    Your year-long plan for a mega-meta has finally come to fruition. Nicely done!
    • Abide 🤓8:02 · 9 months ago
      You mean three year plan right? :)
      • RPardoe 🤓1:05 · 9 months ago
        I had three plan originally - but the dates of the puzzles only go back about a year so I modified it. LOL
      • Pandora's Blocks Weekly Meta Crossword constructor · 9 months ago
        Thanks Rich!
      • FrankieHeck 🤓15:05 · 9 months ago
        This game was sitting about 20 feet from me as I solved :-) I must confess I only got 5/6 of the answer. Cannot for the life of me find where/if I solved Bottom Line, and couldn't find the posted solution. But I felt confident enough.
      • Shmuel Schmell 4s · 9 months ago
        Fun puzzle! Indeed a 'blast from the past'. It took me a few minutes to see that all the puzzle title entries were based on games!
        • THC 🤓3:09 · 9 months ago
          Well done!
          • schmidzy 🤓14:04 · 9 months ago
            What a lovely celebration of PBWMC thus far! Congrats on the new website, too, it looks really sharp!
            • Meg 3s · 9 months ago
              Love a little research on a Sunday morning. Initially, I'd never heard of a game called Bopit (pronounced beau pit).
              • Sfull411 🤓5:04 · 9 months ago
                Great puzzle and a fun game! Thank you
                • Qmark 3:54 · 9 months ago
                  Great puzzle Will! (That game has always been popular in the Q household over the years).
                  • boharr 4s · 9 months ago
                    Cool web site. IMHO, though, enough with games I've never played! LOL
                    • Abide 🤓8:02 · 9 months ago
                      Perfect time to roll out the new archive feature. This was a lot of fun!
                      • LuckyGuest 4s · 9 months ago
                        You've come a long way, brother!
                        • I K Snamhcok 22s · 9 months ago
                          Fun way to introduce your website, Will! I love it! Congrats!
                          • rickybillingsgate 🤓5:02 · 9 months ago
                            Awesome mini-walk down memory lane. New site looks great! I think having the solutions posted with graphics is going to help a lot of new meta solvers.
                            • hbxwords 🤓4:40 · 9 months ago
                              Congrats on the site, and this is a very special metametametameta.....
                              • Mike D 🤓6:49 · 9 months ago
                                Great puzzle! A walk down memory lane
                                • Carolyn 3s · 9 months ago
                                  I've never played it, but sure do enjoy your puzzles! Thanks
                                  • JeffPrug 🤓9:26 · 9 months ago
                                    Cool puzzle and smart way to show off the new website! I didn't join until after Bottom Line, but after looking at the solution I'm really impressed by that construction and mechanism!
                                    • Golem 2s · 9 months ago
                                      I had the advantage of having discovered Pandora puzzles relatively recently and "bingeing" all previous puzzles over the past few months, so they're still very fresh for me. Coming in late for the win!
                                      • DIS 🤓12:38 · 9 months ago
                                        Very meta!
                                        • wendy walker 4s · 9 months ago
                                          Thanks, Will! I had to go back and re-solve the Pac Man one and laughed again at Sam I Am "forcing people to try his nasty, off-colored breakfast foods"!
                                          • William D 12:16 · 9 months ago
                                            Didn't know this game so did have to use bing after all, but still a fun puzzle. Thanks!
                                            • Bbaack 14:48 · 9 months ago
                                              I'm relatively new to the site, but am enjoying it immensely! It was interesting rummaging through the archives, and I see there are a lot of Time Killers waiting for me!
                                              • MajordomoTom 🤓9:20 · 9 months ago
                                                Never played this one before, with a nice path confirmation from Will, backsolved it.
                                                • Cindy Heisler 11s · 9 months ago
                                                  Great website! I've never done a mega meta -- good practice for the MMMM. Thanks!
                                                  • BrennerTJ 🤓1:33 · 9 months ago
                                                    Congratulations on launch of the website!
                                                    • KathleenTM 🤓29:50 · 9 months ago
                                                      Very fun theme & website tie-in!
                                                      • Meta World Peace 4s · 9 months ago
                                                        I have played it before, really fun. And I also recommend the Studio C Bop It Extreme video skit!
                                                        • Hector 🤓3:39 · 9 months ago
                                                          Nice head fakes with the May Day Operation bugs (mosquitos, look it up), and license plate of the Ghostbusters (ECTO-1).
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                                                            IRS agt.
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                                                            Get out
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                                                            Altar words
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                                                            Unusual
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                                                            Stayed close behind
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                                                            Neither follower
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                                                            ___ no good
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                                                            Pandora's Blocks offering from 06-13-2021
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                                                            Channel owned by Discovery
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                                                            One with a checkered past?
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                                                            Green character created by the company that made 65-Across
                                                            Console before the Wii, for short[---]
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                                                            Pandora's Blocks offering from 10-03-2021
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                                                            Gas in some bright signs
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                                                            Lender's property claims
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                                                            Sports officials
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                                                            Pieces of fishing equipment
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                                                            ___ beyond one's years
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                                                            Playground game
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                                                            Pandora's Blocks offering from 06-20-2021
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                                                            NFL subdivision for Baltimore and Denver
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                                                            It might be in sheep's clothing
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                                                            Univ. grad
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                                                            Not 24-Down
                                                            Greater than 44-Across[----]
                                                            but still pretty decent
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                                                            They're mainly made up of clay, silt, sand, and organic material
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                                                            Bad weather for a parade
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                                                            Pandora's Blocks offering from 11-14-2021
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                                                            German submarine
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                                                            Greek counterpart to Mars
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                                                            "Who ___ to judge?"
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                                                            Pandora's Blocks offering from 09-20-2020
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                                                            "Actually, you can leave this bit in"
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                                                            Journalist ___ B. Wells-Barnett
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                                                            Tech used by many high speed trains
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                                                            Italian stratovolcano
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                                                            Console before the Wii, for short
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                                                            Bold and gutsy
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                                                            Moistens
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                                                            Channel owned by TBS
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                                                            Piece of Vermont's state tree
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                                                            One writing Met-focused articles, perhaps
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                                                            Prefix with -phyte or -logism
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                                                            Moral guidelines
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                                                            Petroleum company
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                                                            In the style of
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                                                            Write
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                                                            Whirlpool
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                                                            Currently occupied
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                                                            "Tiny Bubbles" artist
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                                                            Big name in pest control
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                                                            All men, by definition
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                                                            Range of knowledge
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                                                            Greater than 44-Across
                                                            Not 24-Down but still pretty decent[----]
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                                                            Body images?
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                                                            Polite, abbreviated response
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                                                            Actress Tina of "30 Rock"
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                                                            "Straight Outta Compton" group, for short
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                                                            "Are you kidding?!" to a texter
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                                                            Small Starbucks order
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                                                            Diamond
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                                                            Number that's "for the show"
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                                                            Deplorable
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                                                            Interjections used often in "Ted Lasso"
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                                                            Apply, as lotion
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                                                            Humble home
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                                                            Small bits
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                                                            Sends via mule, say (Were you paying attention last week?)
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                                                            Sea eagles
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                                                            Big name in Italian ice
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                                                            Grave
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                                                            ___ de Plata (city in Argentina)
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                                                            Queens airport code
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                                                            Affix with thread
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