Thanksgiving Stuffing (#54)

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Hey everyone, and welcome to Week 54! Happy Thanksgiving!

This is now the second puzzle on Chris Words dedicated to Thanksgiving foods, so I look forward to maybe one day publishing a collection of Thanksgiving food-related puzzles.

In other news:
THIS AMAZING ANNOUNCEMENT – I am blown away by Matt Gaffney’s selection of my Back to the Future meta as October’s Crossword of the Month. For someone who has never published a crossword in a major newspaper (yes, still), it is beyond crazy how exciting this is. I strive to make all the puzzles on here of a high caliber, and I hope you’ll continue to follow this blog for many months to come.
-In case you are here for the first time, be sure to follow my blog by subscribing via the menu on the right side.
-Dark meat is better than white meat.

Thanks everyone, and enjoy Thursday and the wonderful sleep you get from eating too much!

Chris

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16 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Stuffing (#54)

  1. Hey Chris — tried to get the pdf and I see the grid but not the clues. Is it my phone or is there something up w the file? Happy turkey day and good luck with your wonderful puzzles.

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  2. Although I don’t have anything close to Matt’s breadth of perspective (I don’t even subscribe to Fireball), I’ll go right out and say that the October CotM honors were richly deserved. That was a thoroughly delightful solving experience, and I think it may be the only crossword link I ever posted on facebook.

    Congratulations!

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  3. Elegant construction and great aha moment as I figured out the theme before getting to the revealer. Excellent and well-deserved recognition from Matt!

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  4. Ok that was wonderful. Just two little nits. First, 63A is URN, right? The solution says ERN and that works for 39D but not the clue to 63A. Second thing – the revealer (which I did need!) said there were starred clues but I don’t see any stars.

    Otherwise, really it’s a terrific idea and so well constructed.

    Thanks!!

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    • For (1), reread the clue word-by-word, and you’ll see that it’s a really horrible literature pun on a bit of crosswordese. And for (2), you are right about this too. Believe it or not, I had this problem fixed sometime between you downloading it and you commenting, so the problem has been resolved, with “long” replacing “starred”.

      Glad you liked it! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. Congratulations Chris! Your puzzles are really entertaining and imaginative. This is my new Sunday go to. Why hasn’t Amy Reynaldo put you on her Crossword Fiend site yet?!?!

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