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What Time Is It?

· By Mwoychick · Published 24 days ago

Meta Prompt: Your directive: find a word that relates to 15 grid entries
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  • Tom Wilson 🤓5:49 · 24 days ago
    Nicely done, Mark. Those of us with erratic solving skills - let along the ability to actually build one! - appreciate the cleverness of those who construct metas, whether new to the game or accomplished veterans. Looking forward to much more from you!
    • Mwoychick constructor · 24 days ago
      Thanks, Tom - I have a few more in the works :)
    • Darth 🤓7:59 · 24 days ago
      It's prime time! Thank you, Mark!
      • Mwoychick constructor · 24 days ago
        Thanks for solving, Darth!
      • Hector 3s · 24 days ago
        Wow, that's a lot of (prime) territory in a small grid taken up by theme entries! I only noticed the entries' connection to 'prime' after submitting (I had seen that the entries clued by two meanings had prime numbers). So I really solved with only half of the mechanism. Anyone solve with only the other half?
        • Mwoychick constructor · 24 days ago
          I'm curious to know what path(s) solvers find, too. I used the smaller grid, partly to make the intersecting prime clue numbers easier to handle and also because 13 is a prime. I would have liked to have only 13 themers for the same reason but it was not to be
        • boharr 3s · 24 days ago
          Fun one. Thanks, Mark
          • Mwoychick constructor · 24 days ago
            Thanks, boharr!
          • Qmark 4s · 24 days ago
            Thanks Mark!
            • Mwoychick constructor · 24 days ago
              Thanks for solving!
            • wendy walker 3s · 24 days ago
              Terrific puzzle, Mark! Thanks!
              • Mwoychick constructor · 24 days ago
                Thank you, Wendy
              • Bird Lives 4s · 24 days ago
                Successful maiden voyage. Is there more to the ORs than just as theme markers in the clues? Those two in 44A
                44A STOREDISORDERState of a boutique after a blowout sale, perhaps
                have me puzzled.
                • Mwoychick constructor · 24 days ago
                  Thanks, Jay. The ORs are just to denote the theme entries. Their appearance in 44A
                  44A STOREDISORDERState of a boutique after a blowout sale, perhaps
                  is just an oversight/coincidence on my part
                • Alex Sisti 3s · 24 days ago
                  Nicely done!!
                  • Mwoychick constructor · 24 days ago
                    Thanks for solving, Al!
                  • woozy 23:28 · 24 days ago
                    Fun! I have found all the 15 entries.
                    But by a funny coincidence I have recently constructed this puzzle with a similar theme! https://crosshare.org/crosswords/7lpVOdgoWPR9I9LHdiU4/principal-ideal-originalwell-not-so-original
                    • Mwoychick constructor · 24 days ago
                      Thanks, Woozy, I'll try it out
                    • DrTom 4s · 24 days ago
                      Mark has clawed his way into our hearts with this MEOW. His mechanism is doubly sweet because there are two ways you can arrive - I mean along with all of the other constraints he put this into a GRID with a size that is a Prime number - genius. I was delighted when I got a chance to be one of his testers.
                      • Mwoychick constructor · 24 days ago
                        Thanks, DrTom!
                      • Laura M 🤓12:20 · 24 days ago
                        Fun! I don't think I understand quite all 15 of them but close enough :-)
                        • Mwoychick constructor · 24 days ago
                          Thanks for solving, Laura - I'll provide all 15 with the reveal next Tuesday
                        • BrennerTJ 🤓50s · 23 days ago
                          Great puzzle! I figured the answer from some of the words alone and only then noticed the number sequence.
                          • Mwoychick constructor · 23 days ago
                            Thanks for solving, and glad you enjoyed it!
                          • Teamdoubletow 2s · 23 days ago
                            My husband enjoyed figured this one out! Great puzzle
                            • Mwoychick constructor · 23 days ago
                              Thanks for solving!
                            • whimsy 🤓9:36 · 23 days ago
                              Yes, I test solved -- and yes, it took me all day (and a poke in the head from DrTom) to remember how to solve again! :D Good going, Mark!
                              • Mwoychick constructor · 23 days ago
                                Thanks for test solving and re-solving, Whimsy!
                              • dplass 🤓5:04 · 23 days ago
                                Why PRIME TIME? (Full dislocusre, I gave up and mashed "reveal". I do see the 15 prime answers with "or" in the clues, but... why TIME?)
                                • Mwoychick constructor · 23 days ago
                                  Both PRIME and PRIME TIME are accepted answers. Each of the prime number clues has a grid answer that goes with the word PRIME, and I included PRIME TIME as an answer for solvers who answered the "What time is it?" Question with "Prime Time"
                                  • dplass 🤓5:04 · 23 days ago
                                    Oh. I never heard of half of them .
                                • KayW 🤓6:30 · 22 days ago
                                  DOH!!! the nudges didn't tell me anything I hadn't already noticed/guessed. But I just couldn't come up with that magic word until today. Very clever - and an impressive FEAT
                                  11D FEATAccomplishment or film (Abbr.)
                                  (not abbr)
                                  • Mwoychick constructor · 22 days ago
                                    Congrats, KayW - thanks for solving!
                                  • Carolyn 6s · 21 days ago
                                    That wasn’t easy but got it without nudges!
                                    • Mwoychick constructor · 21 days ago
                                      Congrats, and thanks for solving!
                                    • Sharkicicles 2s · 21 days ago
                                      Great puzzle!
                                      • Mwoychick constructor · 21 days ago
                                        Thank you, and thanks for solving!
                                      • frostyjhammer 🤓7:11 · 20 days ago
                                        Well done! I put together a little spreadsheet with fifteen rows, and there -- in the first column -- the answer was staring me in the face.
                                        Not that I saw the answer there 😆
                                        Looking forward to more!
                                        • Mwoychick constructor · 20 days ago
                                          Congrats, and thanks for solving!
                                        • ReB 21s · 19 days ago
                                          Having the themer clues be prime numbers was most ingenious.
                                          • Mwoychick constructor · 18 days ago
                                            Thanks for solving!
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                                          Across
                                          1. 1A
                                            Text, briefly
                                          2. 4A
                                            The Eagles' "___ Eyes"
                                          3. 8A
                                            Jump again
                                          4. 10A
                                            Nas song, with "The"
                                          5. 14A
                                            View through the lens of supply and demand, for example
                                          6. 16A
                                            Cooked up schemes
                                          7. 17A
                                            A 2D
                                            Lunar cycle or calendar page[-----]
                                            or loan letters
                                          8. 18A
                                            Vow
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                                            Tend (to) or diplomat
                                          10. 23A
                                            Tease or a barbecue bit
                                          11. 24A
                                            El ___ (weather phenomenon)
                                          12. 25A
                                            Fitting room activities
                                          13. 29A
                                            Selling points or desirable holdings
                                          14. 33A
                                            Jack of “Dragnet”
                                          15. 35A
                                            "Wet/dry" buy
                                          16. 36A
                                            FIFA token that honors retired footballers
                                          17. 40A
                                            Earthy deposit
                                          18. 41A
                                            Sandwich or area of study (Abbr.)
                                          19. 42A
                                            Orchestrate
                                          20. 44A
                                            State of a boutique after a blowout sale, perhaps
                                          21. 48A
                                            _____ as a whistle
                                          22. 49A
                                            Deceive
                                          23. 50A
                                            Absolut rival
                                          24. 51A
                                            Corn unit
                                          Down
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                                            Pass quickly
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                                            Lunar cycle or calendar page
                                          3. 3D
                                            Primer pooch or location
                                          4. 4D
                                            Stockpiled
                                          5. 5D
                                            Manitoba airport or many 2D
                                            Lunar cycle or calendar page[-----]
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                                            “The Addams Family” cousin
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                                            "___ are fast, yeses take time" or figs.
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                                            School assignment
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                                            Cream-filled pastry
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                                            Accomplishment or film (Abbr.)
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                                            Sosamma ____, Indian animal conservationist
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                                            Apt. amenity or the Yukon, for one
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                                            Dues payer (Abbr.)
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                                            Actress Peeples
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                                            Connections
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                                            Distress signal
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                                            Possess
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                                            Japanese computer giant
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                                            Entrepreneur-aiding org.
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                                            Boxer Holyfield
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                                            Big box store or apple, to Tell
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                                            Medical prefix meaning "hard"
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                                            Bright
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                                            Rae of "Insecure"
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                                            Uses scissors or cold ___
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                                            Amer. Library Assn. regional group reading program
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                                            AMA members
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                                            "West Side Story" song
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                                            Actor's quest or function
                                          30. 45D
                                            "Treasure Island" monogram
                                          31. 46D
                                            "A mouse!"
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                                            Doris, Dennis or calendar square
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