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My first is indivisible, but not really. My second is a cloak worn by men, but in ancient Rome. is the answer there. My third is a cruel wicked person, but not a human. My fourth is about 20 quires, but in reverse. 20 quires And the full answer is: Lovely puzzle!


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It was: The Son of Lancelot is: Carry something heavy is: This gives us: So far we have the film as: A common programming placeholder is: Thus the film is:


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This is a very cleverly constructed puzzle. If you are into crosswords, please consider giving this a try before reading the answer. The postscript says that there are no cryptic double definitions in this crossword. And there's a good reason: The solution to the clues: The completed crossword grids: And now? The final answer: The title:


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I believe the clues and blanks are filled out like this:


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It doesn't seem like this is the proper forum for this sort of question. On the other hand I do have some experience with trying to get things published so I will try to answer the question. Get your puzzles published in a lesser place (much lesser) than the NYT. Get established there. Get them to like your work. Get your puzzles published in a larger ...


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I think the one who went first was and the winner was They played Answers Finished grid:


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Final crossword grid. Clues with their correct numbering: How I attacked this:


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Here's the solved puzzle: Given clues but missing numbers: Clues for other missing clues Process (as requested by Emrakul):


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The word that doesn't belong is The crossword looks like this: How I solved it:


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Cool puzzle! The answers to the clues are: Arranged:


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Filled out: In the clockwise direction, starting with the 1, the letters are: In the counterclockwise direction starting at 3, they are: The five extra letters spell:


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Wrap-up: The making of "A crossword to appease all" This is not a solution to the puzzle but provides notes from its poser. This type of answer has been approved by the community. Caution: This post contains spoilers for the puzzle. The inspirations for this innocuous-looking crossword were MIT2017's Stackuro and SUMS2014's Cryptish. I wanted to try my ...


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The fully solved grid looks like this: If you look carefully at the finished grid (and know the theme of this puzzle) you might find that The grid is available in this Google sheet. Thanks to feelinferrety, Sconibulus, Forklift, and Mike Q for the help solving.


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Gotta Go Fast! Frog loving character, and this game’s baddie “Evil” are both the same animal Bob the Killer Fish and this game’s namesake weapon are both this colour. The lead designer also created Wing War, Alien Storm and this game. Upon starting, you are told to rise from something this game would jump off cliffs into. The only failure condition in ...


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I was working this independently of QuantumTwinkie, but I think the crossword portion is solved: The other bit/two bits of this puzzle is that The final grid looks like this: Thanks for the puzzle!


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A tricky one indeed! The answers to the puzzle are: Like so: The shaded letters going down spell:


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Great puzzle! It was fun to solve the whole way through. I found the key realization from the clue "Longest side on a right-angled triangle". The answer is clearly But, it can be made to work if you Solving for other clues the same way gives the answers: and the grid Finally, we extract by This tells us to Finally, this gives the answer How did you ...


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Here is my answer: Explanation: My first's what ant calls a cricket, no doubt My second is third when you really zoom out My third will protect you from villain or foe My fourth won't get verdant when it's on the go My fifth's what you did with the game that you lost


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I found the book: M.Gardner "Aha. Insight.", p. 153. Here is the crossword, which was called there "World's smallest crossword": The clues are: Horizontal: 1. Insect 4. To annoy 5. Eavesdropper Vertical: 1. Stingers 2. To employ 3. Gigi has two (There are typos in numbers 4 and 5). Solution:


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Puzzle 1 Puzzle 3 Puzzle 4


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Partial answer ... Clue 1: Clue 2 might be: Clue 3: Clue 4: Clue 5 could be: Clue 6:


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The events (most of them already found by Glorfindel) are: The resulting grid is: And the highlighted cells ...


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What a fun little puzzle.


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The answer is: The puzzle is about: The completed grid is: In that grid, we should note: To extract a final answer:


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Finally found some more time and solved the crossword. Some initial thoughts: The solutions to the crossword are: Now Finally the crossword looks like this: To be continued...


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Answer is (Note: I see that Weather Vane posted a partial while I was working on this, but obviously I didn't look at their answer.)


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"Heir" is usually pronounced with a silent H, so sounds like "air". One meaning of the word air is a melody, such as "air on a g string". "We hear" is a common idiom in cryptic crossword clues for homophones ie "sounds like". So "melody, we hear" = "sounds like another word for melody" = "sounds like air" = "heir".


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Nearly all the Times crossword grids have rotational symmetry: they can be rotated 180 degrees and remain identical. Rarely, puzzles with only vertical or horizontal symmetry can be found; yet rarer are asymmetrical puzzles, usually when an unusual theme requires breaking the symmetry rule. This rule has been part of the puzzle since the beginning; ...


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Born on Halloween Spirit board Hamelin vermin Republic of China Story Queequeg's tool Resound? Synthetic stocking It's tasty but potentially deadly Place for basemen They're at the center of everything Quickly Bounds Carpentry byproduct Mystery Word So the missing word is


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