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Split the Bill

· By DrTom and Mdhatter · Published by DrTom · Published 26 days ago

Meta Prompt: The meta answer is a two-word phrase
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  • boharr 4s · 26 days ago
    Fun one, DrTom
    • DrTom publisher · 26 days ago
      Glad you enjoyed it - this was fun to make. We originally wanted GO DUTCH but that had an odd number of letters and would not work.
    • I K Snamhcok 1s · 26 days ago
      Good one! Thanks, Dr. Tom and Dr. (soon to be) Josh!
      • hoover 3s · 26 days ago
        Great metanism! I have not heard this phrase, although I've heard GO HALVESIES and GO HABS! (I also did not have to google Phil E.)
        • DrTom publisher · 24 days ago
          He's the either to ORR 😊
        • Ergcat 3s · 26 days ago
          Fun puzzle! Not too hard and clever construction. Got a chuckle from some of the clues!! Helped to pass the time while driving to Charleston to babysit the grands ( hubby driving, of course).
          • Tyrpmom 2s · 26 days ago
            Fun one and I looked up barbet and they are beautiful.
            • Darth 27:01 · 26 days ago
              I had anticipated "Go Dutch" but then spotted the mechanism. Enjoyed this one, guys! Thanks.
              • KayW 🤓11:18 · 24 days ago
                Whew! Needed the nudges but fun puzzle. Loved BEAST OF BORDEN.
                • DIS 19:31 · 24 days ago
                  Very nicely done! One note: "Guy who is not a keeper" is a great clue for GIVER
                  76A GIVERGuy who is not a keeper
                  but also could have been the clue for PIG.
                  • kurtalert 19:17 · 24 days ago
                    Yep - I got hung up for a bit on that one as well!
                  • kurtalert 19:17 · 24 days ago
                    Very fun - took me a while to figure out a few of the pairs. With BAR, initially I was stuck on EXAM
                    7D EXAMFinal, e.g.
                    and DENIAL
                    85D DENIAL"No, I was not in that river", e.g.
                    , but I think the mechanism is actually finding the clue that each half of the birds could answer- and the clues for EXAM
                    7D EXAMFinal, e.g.
                    and DENIAL
                    85D DENIAL"No, I was not in that river", e.g.
                    can't be answered by BAR- and not finding a synonym for half of the bird name. In some cases, it works both ways, but not all... once I figured that out, and focused on the clue part, I got it. Nice!
                    • DrTom publisher · 24 days ago
                      Interesting, the "Not a keeper" and PIG connection never crossed my mind. I saw, but discounted, the BAR/EXAM
                      7D EXAMFinal, e.g.
                      connection because the BAR EXAM
                      7D EXAMFinal, e.g.
                      is a specific exam, but in retrospect it was an entirely plausible answer. It would have been even worse had someone not given me the GRAPE
                      1A GRAPESource of wine
                      - "Source of wine" suggestion. Originally I had GAUGE to tie it to a measure (like "raising the bar" or bars on your phone) but Bird Lives came to my rescue.
                    • Qmark 5s · 22 days ago
                      Fun puzzle...thanks!
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                      Across
                      1. 1A
                        Source of wine
                      2. 6A
                        Kind of ball for a nerd
                      3. 10A
                        "We Do Our Part" org.
                      4. 13A
                        Through
                      5. 16A
                        Type of paper that is 14" long
                      6. 17A
                        Person who doesn't check anything
                      7. 18A
                        One of a gambler's main concerns
                      8. 20A
                        Bitter brew
                      9. 21A
                        Helps the heist
                      10. 22A
                        Pepé's house
                      11. 23A
                        Trinidad tunes
                      12. 25A
                        Bird that nests in a high-rise and comes in purple
                      13. 27A
                        Source of laws or good health
                      14. 29A
                        Slangy assent
                      15. 31A
                        Fuss
                      16. 32A
                        Tropical bird with the same name as a dog, or a wager
                      17. 35A
                        Stat that keeps students on a roll
                      18. 38A
                        Seductress
                      19. 40A
                        What the Valdez and Deep Water Horizon are famous for
                      20. 43A
                        Lone Ranger or Hannah Montana
                      21. 46A
                        Obesity number: Abbr.
                      22. 47A
                        Brew tea on the side of Everest?
                      23. 48A
                        "Cosi fan ___"
                      24. 49A
                        PlayStation maker
                      25. 52A
                        "Nonsense and balderdash!"
                      26. 54A
                        Candy rapper
                      27. 56A
                        Like some crossword clues with excessive verbiage where you just know the compiler can't keep his yap shut and is just uncontrollably typing away and it's unnecessary, shoddy and not even very funny or related to the solve to be honest
                      28. 58A
                        Baseball V.I.P.'s
                      29. 61A
                        Rub off the surface with a rasp
                      30. 62A
                        Add on for rings or roads
                      31. 63A
                        Norwegian blue bird from Monty Python
                      32. 66A
                        Exploit
                      33. 67A
                        Common collision site
                      34. 71A
                        Polished
                      35. 72A
                        On an equal stance with
                      36. 74A
                        Loughlin of "Full House" (or the Big House)
                      37. 76A
                        Guy who is not a keeper
                      38. 77A
                        Atlantic island group
                      39. 80A
                        Initials on a dashboard in Europe
                      40. 82A
                        Hockey great Phil
                      41. 84A
                        Home country (most often to the Irish)
                      42. 86A
                        Label for an unsavory person
                      43. 87A
                        High-speed Internet inits.
                      44. 88A
                        River and town in Nebraska
                      45. 89A
                        Start to a fruity rum cocktail
                      46. 91A
                        "Aunt" with a 1979 best seller
                      47. 94A
                        CW singer who's song "Blue" seems to channel Patsy Cline
                      48. 98A
                        Bird that has gone coo coo in the park
                      49. 102A
                        Long time to wait
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                        Start of a musical intermission
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                        Do not disturb
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                        Part of Vegas in name only
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                        Cheese: Ger.
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                        Jewish service organization; ___ Brith
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                        Using pointe shoes
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                        "Good Will Hunting" sch.
                      57. 112A
                        Weighty measure: Abbr..
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                        Senior Class group: Abbr.
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                        Material for soup cans
                      Down
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                        Flamboyant rock genre
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                        Country singer McEntire
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                        End of middle or new
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                        Hamburger serving
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                        Beast of Borden
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                        Brand of Japanese chips: Abbr.
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                        Lather up once more
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                        Someone who is not who they say they are
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                        Night: Prefix
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                        Lines at the Improv
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                        Nasdaq debut: Abbr.
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                        Small batteries
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                        Gap between neurons
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                        Functional equality
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                        Pews' place
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                        Gaming rookie
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                        Fairy tale crones
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                        Client's end
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                        Cooking meas.
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                        Patisserie treat
                      24. 36D
                        Tests for verticality
                      25. 37D
                        Difference between a man on a tricycle in a T-shirt and a man on a bicycle in a tuxedo
                      26. 39D
                        Debatable, or not worth debating
                      27. 41D
                        "If u ask me"
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                        Either Patience or Fortitude at the New York Public Library
                      29. 44D
                        Hothead in Italy
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                        Stalk in a swamp
                      31. 50D
                        Roulette bet
                      32. 51D
                        Mountain air
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                        K.G.B. predecessor
                      34. 55D
                        Griffin who put everyone in Jeopardy
                      35. 57D
                        Late-night host
                      36. 58D
                        Expecting
                      37. 59D
                        Garden in Giverny
                      38. 60D
                        Chole's fatty end
                      39. 64D
                        A vessel for Jason or Ben
                      40. 65D
                        Slugger's stat: Abbr.
                      41. 68D
                        Fun house sounds
                      42. 69D
                        Brand in a lab?
                      43. 70D
                        Number of German words (including this one) in the puzzle
                      44. 72D
                        Riot scene thief
                      45. 73D
                        Place for a conger congress
                      46. 75D
                        It might be Wight
                      47. 77D
                        Data-uploading letters
                      48. 78D
                        NHL's farm team group
                      49. 79D
                        Most authentic
                      50. 81D
                        Port in many an LCD TV
                      51. 83D
                        "Law and Order" bad guy
                      52. 85D
                        "No, I was not in that river", e.g.
                      53. 86D
                        Home to waltzes and sausages
                      54. 90D
                        When it divides, it multiplies (var.)
                      55. 92D
                        "Amadeus" director Forman
                      56. 93D
                        Spy
                      57. 95D
                        Accident investigation agcy.
                      58. 96D
                        Manhattan choices
                      59. 97D
                        A place to wish
                      60. 99D
                        Suffix with towel
                      61. 100D
                        Something frequently blown onstage
                      62. 101D
                        Militant feminist portrait artist Alice
                      63. 102D
                        "Slippery" tree
                      64. 103D
                        The other half of 89A
                        Start to a fruity rum cocktail[---]
                      65. 105D
                        Tear up
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