MGWCC #488 — Friday, October 6th, 2017 — “Crossword Puzzzzle”

IMPORTANT NOTE: As of January 2015 MGWCC is a subscribers-only crossword. The cost is $26 per year, and you can subscribe (or get a free trial month first) here:


19×19 grid, and we were looking for a three-letter name last week. Bob? Ana? Eve? Idi? Too many to guess, so we’ll have to look at the themers:

OK, well, I’ve run out of time again! See 1-Across in today’s puzzle for the reason. Let me refer you to Joon’s writeup for the mechanics of this meta, but I will tell you here that the contest answer was DOC, found by 191 solvers.

Sorry for referring you to the Fiend post for a second time in the past few weeks, but…yeah, 1-A!

This week’s winner, whose name was chosen at random from among the 191 correct entries received, is Jeff Chen of Seattle, Wash. In addition to a MGWCC pen, pencil, and notepad set, Jeff will also receive a one-year subscription to Matt Gaffney’s Daily Crossword.


The great Patrick Blindauer has just released his Puzzlefest for 2017. The theme is Broadway Musicals, and the suite consists of ten crosswords, each with a meta answer, and then a final mega-meta answer at the end. I haven’t solved this one yet but the past ones have been great fun from one of the most creative minds in puzzles (many weeks, the most creative mind). Cost is $20. In addition to a MGWCC pen, pencil, and notepad set, contest winners this week and next will receive a copy of Broadway Puzzlefest.


This week’s contest answer is something I’ve been low on lately.

Solve well, and be not led astray by words intended to deceive.

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