The Comet May 2020 Crossword – Themeless #7

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TYPE: 15×15
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Medium/Hard
ANYTHING ELSE? This is the themeless crossword puzzle for the May 2020 edition of The Comet.

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The Comet - Themeless 7 - May 2020 - screencap

 

Featured post

Introducing a 2nd crossword blog!

Happy new year! It’s been a while since I’ve posted any new puzzles here. I have a severe backlog of several from The Comet (print edition) that I haven’t transmogrified into digital formats for you to solve yet–but it’s coming soon!

To that point, I’ve created a second crossword blog called Cory’s Crosswords & Creations Too. I eventually plan to move everything from this blog to that one.

Why the new blog and new address? Simple: the new blog’s platform will allow you, dear solver, to solve my puzzles right in the blog if you like! That is, in this blog you’re currently reading, if you wanted to solve my puzzles online, you’d have to click a link in the blog post to go to another page hosted by Crossword Compiler. Not too hard to do, but still an extra click that I’d been striving to eliminate.

And now I have! But worry not, because you can also solve my puzzles either via downloadable/printable PDF format, or (if you have Across Lite) in .puz format.

It will take some time, however, transferring all of the old blog content to this new one–so until then, if you have to itch to do some of my classic crosswords and other puzzles, check out all the puzzles below.

Thanks, and happy solving!

Cheers,
CSC

The Comet May 2020 – Anacrostic Challenge

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TYPE: Anacrostic puzzle (no grid)
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Easy/Medium
ANYTHING ELSE? I hacked my crossword software (not the code, just how to use its features!) to create an online, solvable anacrostic puzzle. My first!

HOW TO PLAY:
Your challenge
is to spell out a QUOTE.

First, fill in the ANSWER dashes, using the crossword-style CLUES as hints.
Then, transfer their letters to the QUOTE dashes with identical numbers.
Work back and forth between the ANSWERS and QUOTE until all dashes are filled. When complete, the first letters of the ANSWERS (in grey) will spell the last name of the QUOTE‘s author. Good luck!

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acrostic may 2020 screencap

CROSSWORD #19: “Spending Time Apart” (featured in a making-of video for The Comet Satellite TV)

HOW TO PLAY:
Interactive for desktop & mobile: [Start solving now]
[Learn how it works first]
Download:  
[Printable PDF format] [Across Lite .puz format for desktop or iPad]

TYPE: 16×15 (custom)
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Medium
ANYTHING ELSE? The creation of the puzzle, made exclusively for The Comet, was documented in a video for The Comet Satellite TV. (If you don’t want to be spoiled, solve the puzzle before watching the video!)

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Spending Time Apart - CSTV puzzle video crossword - screencap

The 4th Meta Puzzle Crossword Contest! (aka Meta Puzzle #8 – from The Comet, April 2020)

UPDATE 4/25/2020: This contest is now closed, but feel free to solve the puzzle anyway! Check out the grid and meta answers here.

Congratulations to Tiffany Louquet — you won! Thanks also to all who entered. See original post below.



HOW TO PLAY:
Interactive for desktop & mobile: [Start solving now] [Learn how it works first]
Download:  [Printable PDF format]
(Note: Unlike other puzzles on this blog, this puzzle is not available in .puz/Across Lite format)

PUZZLE TITLE: “Altered States”
HINT
:
Find a 6-letter noun.

HOW TO ENTER THE CONTEST:
Enter for a chance to win a cool mystery prize by solving meta crossword #8!
1. Solve the crossword. Either print and solve, or solve the free interactive online version—no downloads necessary!
2. Solve its meta puzzle (instructions @ tinyurl.com/corymetas).
3. Email just the meta puzzle answer based on the hint (don’t send the solved grid!) to cscxwords@gmail.com by 12am PT, Apr. 24, 2020. (One submission per entrant, please.) We’ll randomly pick a winner from the correct submissions, and announce the winner and puzzle answers in the next issue. Good luck, everyone!

ANYTHING ELSE? This is the interactive online version of the meta puzzle crossword for the April 2020 digital edition of The Comet, the Wenatchee, WA area’s guide to local art, events and entertainment. (Check them out on Facebook and Issuu.com!)

If you’re new to meta crossword puzzles, learn about solving meta crossword puzzles here!

TYPE: 17×17
CROSSWORD DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Medium
META PUZZLE LEVEL: Medium

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The Comet - Altered States - Meta Puzzle screencap

META CROSSWORD #5: “Square in the Middle” (from The Comet, September 2019)

TYPE: 15×15
CROSSWORD DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Easy/Medium
META PUZZLE LEVEL: Easy/Medium
ANYTHING ELSE? This puzzle appears in the September 2019 issue of The Comet and was its first meta crossword contest puzzle!

If you’re new to meta crossword puzzles, learn about solving meta crossword puzzles here!

HOW TO PLAY:
Interactive for desktop & mobile: [Start solving] [Learn how it works first]
Download:   [Printable PDF format] [Across Lite .puz format for desktop or iPad]
(Note: Meta hint and link to meta answer not available for .puz file)

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META CROSSWORD 5 - blank grid

META CROSSWORD #4: “Brief Intros” (from the Comet, June 2019)

TYPE: 15×15
CROSSWORD DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Easy/Medium
META PUZZLE LEVEL: Medium
ANYTHING ELSE? This puzzle appears in the June 2019 issue of The Comet.

If you’re new to meta crossword puzzles, learn about solving meta crossword puzzles here!

HOW TO PLAY:
Interactive for desktop & mobile: [Start solving] [Learn how it works first]
Download:   [Printable PDF format] [Across Lite .puz format for desktop or iPad]
(Note: Meta hint and link to meta answer not available for .puz file)

Need viewers/players? [Download Adobe PDF Reader] [Download Across Lite]

META crossword 4 screencap

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