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Forget The Past (meta)

· By rickybillingsgate · Published 2023-11-30T05:46:32.235Z

Meta Prompt
The meta answer is a four-letter word. IMPORTANT UPDATE: There's an unintentional dupe at 4-Down that is not meta-related, just a goof I don't have time to fix.
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Leaderboard (updated hourly)

  • Hector solved 2023-11-30T12:14:18.096Z
  • FrankieHeck solved 2023-11-30T13:17:35.251Z
  • Meg solved 2023-11-30T14:01:22.635Z
  • Cindy Weatherman solved 2023-11-30T15:04:19.803Z
  • dannyvee solved 2023-11-30T15:04:34.483Z
  • danschwartz solved 2023-11-30T15:39:06.427Z
  • shalmanezer solved 2023-11-30T15:47:08.926Z
  • kurtalert solved 2023-11-30T17:27:05.499Z
  • boharr solved 2023-11-30T17:45:49.902Z
  • RPardoe solved 2023-11-30T19:57:42.052Z
  • whimsy solved 2023-11-30T20:56:56.922Z
  • Mr Tex solved 2023-11-30T21:11:03.723Z
  • Cindy Heisler solved 2023-11-30T21:23:12.570Z
  • Alex Sisti solved 2023-12-01T00:02:19.873Z
  • Abide solved 2023-12-01T01:36:34.610Z
  • I K Snamhcok solved 2023-12-01T04:08:29.466Z
  • markhr solved 2023-12-01T05:44:13.370Z
  • rvkal solved 2023-12-01T07:54:35.332Z
  • benchen71 solved 2023-12-01T11:18:52.901Z
  • Laura M solved 2023-12-01T23:54:39.994Z
  • Cruciverbalicious solved 2023-12-03T18:09:48.847Z
  • BarbaraK solved 2023-12-09T00:03:29.910Z

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  • Hector 3s · 2023-11-30T12:16:50.500Z
    Thanks! Rabbit hole: the grid has DEED SEZ MACE, which seem promising, but only FLAY for FLY (and MIKE is also disconfirming).
    • Meg 2s · 2023-11-30T14:03:08.802Z
      Very nice. Of course the meta is a past participle, so not the same as the themes, but who would be that nitpicky?
      • boharr 2s · 2023-11-30T17:46:23.304Z
        Thanks!
        • whimsy 🤓9:22 · 2023-11-30T21:01:21.013Z
          At first I thought I was on to something by considering both parts of the themers and then matching PAID LICE with MADE NICE. 😄 Thanks, Ricky!
          • Cindy Heisler 3s · 2023-11-30T21:24:55.822Z
            Fun, after exploring the same rabbit hole as Hector. Thanks!
            • Abide 17:58 · 2023-12-01T01:37:41.392Z
              Clue for FAVA- 5 stars!
              • I K Snamhcok 2s · 2023-12-01T04:09:47.384Z
                Ditto comments below. I followed the same wrong paths initially. Thanks, Ricky!
                • Laura M 🤓1:06 · 2023-12-01T23:55:30.210Z
                  Nice one, thanks!
                  1A
                  Use as pawnshop collateral
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                  Across
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                    Use as pawnshop collateral
                  2. 5A
                    Worker protection org.
                  3. 9A
                    Fry fodder
                  4. 13A
                    Citrus item that doesn't look any worse than a grapefruit, really
                  5. 14A
                    Critter it can be a crime to feed
                  6. 15A
                    Fluency
                  7. 16A
                    Starting with
                  8. 17A
                    Great Plains tribe
                  9. 18A
                    Right-hand person
                  10. 19A
                    * Jerome Powell, in headlines
                  11. 21A
                    Guy who might be rocking all night long
                  12. 23A
                    Milliner's output
                  13. 24A
                    "___ vez!" ("One more time!")
                  14. 25A
                    Card table comeback
                  15. 28A
                    * Got knocked silly
                  16. 32A
                    Thou thous
                  17. 33A
                    Cancel out
                  18. 35A
                    "Plus other authors"
                  19. 36A
                    For all to see
                  20. 38A
                    Nautical agreement
                  21. 39A
                    BYU's town
                  22. 40A
                    Bean whose sales have hopefully recovered since "Silence of the Lambs" came out
                  23. 41A
                    Dustup
                  24. 43A
                    Camper's protection from a biting fly
                  25. 44A
                    * Did it alone
                  26. 46A
                    Canvas holders
                  27. 48A
                    That female person's
                  28. 49A
                    Medieval melee weapon
                  29. 50A
                    Yawnfest
                  30. 53A
                    * Tried to get along
                  31. 57A
                    Make
                  32. 58A
                    Hold forth
                  33. 60A
                    Sickle, for one
                  34. 61A
                    Subject of a dreaded email to parents
                  35. 62A
                    Phony
                  36. 63A
                    Shoshonean tribe
                  37. 64A
                    Rake over the coals
                  38. 65A
                    Stew
                  39. 66A
                    Piece of window glass
                  Down
                  1. 1D
                    Snit
                  2. 2D
                    Gluttonous D & D bad guy
                  3. 3D
                    Oaf
                  4. 4D
                    Bibimbap topping
                  5. 5D
                    Shelter
                  6. 6D
                    Sheriff's badge shape
                  7. 7D
                    Selfish sort
                  8. 8D
                    "That's true about us... isn't it?"
                  9. 9D
                    Source of some salt
                  10. 10D
                    Settled up
                  11. 11D
                    Meat inspection org.
                  12. 12D
                    Act
                  13. 14D
                    Alt-rock facial hair
                  14. 20D
                    "It's been real, it's been fun, but it ___ been real fun"
                  15. 22D
                    Hesitant sounds
                  16. 24D
                    Rocker currently in a legal battle with Hall :(
                  17. 25D
                    "Later"
                  18. 26D
                    Ardent competitor
                  19. 27D
                    Advil alternative
                  20. 28D
                    Authority
                  21. 29D
                    Perform penance
                  22. 30D
                    "Piano Concerto for the Left Hand" composer
                  23. 31D
                    Vegas machines
                  24. 34D
                    Caesar's conquests
                  25. 37D
                    Unpasteurized sweetener
                  26. 39D
                    "Later"
                  27. 41D
                    Left very fast
                  28. 42D
                    Figure to follow
                  29. 45D
                    "___ who?"
                  30. 47D
                    Parodied
                  31. 49D
                    "A Bar at the Folies-Bergere" painter
                  32. 50D
                    Word before "indulgent" or "satisfied"
                  33. 51D
                    Polish target
                  34. 52D
                    Mammal in the headlines for attacking boats
                  35. 53D
                    ___ D (only Beastie Boy not named Adam)
                  36. 54D
                    Speck
                  37. 55D
                    Either of two filmmaking brothers
                  38. 56D
                    Besides that
                  39. 59D
                    Green target
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