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#32 - "Hodgepodge"

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:41 pm
by FrankieHeck
The answer to the metapuzzle is something that appears to be made from several disparate parts.

Re: #32 - "Hodgepodge"

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:36 pm
by TMart
I was able to get 32A without Google this time around!

Re: #32 - "Hodgepodge"

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:43 pm
by Tina
Got nothing yet, just came here hoping for post-inspiration and to say that I loved the clues at 107D, 46A, 74A, 88A and 3D.

Re: #32 - "Hodgepodge"

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:56 pm
by FrankieHeck
TMart wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:36 pm
I was able to get 32A without Google this time around!
I didn't...but I did tell myself I was going to commit it to memory this time. I Google an embarrassing number of answers in PW's puzzles. I feel like I have to save all my mental energy for the metas. (And frankly, even Googling his stuff can be a challenge!)

Re: #32 - "Hodgepodge"

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:17 am
by damefox
This meta feels like it's going to be just as involved as last week, which doesn't bode well for me figuring it out.

Re: #32 - "Hodgepodge"

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:58 pm
by Hector
My brain seems to be something made from several disparate parts the last week or two.

Re: #32 - "Hodgepodge"

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:07 pm
by Laura M
I think that my sophisticated meta-solving technique of mostly staring at the grid and seeing if anything jumps out at me is not really up to PGW's puzzles. Actually it's amazing that I solve any metas at all :-)

Re: #32 - "Hodgepodge"

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:07 pm
by Toby
The good (and bad) thing about PWG's puzzles is that he seldom uses the usual meta-tricks. So hard to know where to start on this one.

Re: #32 - "Hodgepodge"

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:15 am
by Al Sisti
I know where *not* to start (my submission was wrong) but I'm on a new promising tack. Someone started telling me once that haste makes waste, but I walked away before he finished the sentence.

Re: #32 - "Hodgepodge"

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:03 pm
by ChrisKochmanski
I'm seeing SOMETHING ... that's leading me to believe the way to the solution is ... SOMEWHERE ... but that somewhere is leading me ... NOWHERE.

So far, anyway.

Re: #32 - "Hodgepodge"

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:35 pm
by pgw
Hey solvers,

I updated the post with a hint.

I'm afraid you guys might hate me for this one ... good luck!

- pgw

Re: #32 - "Hodgepodge"

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:10 pm
by Laura M
Got it with the hint, oh my heck. This will be a classic.

Re: #32 - "Hodgepodge"

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:28 pm
by FrankieHeck
Laura M wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:10 pm
Got it with the hint, oh my heck. This will be a classic.
You give us hope!!

Re: #32 - "Hodgepodge"

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:25 pm
by Toby
pgw wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:35 pm
Hey solvers,

I updated the post with a hint.

I'm afraid you guys might hate me for this one ... good luck!

- pgw
That is not what us mere mortals consider much of a hint.

Re: #32 - "Hodgepodge"

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:58 pm
by Hector
Toby wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:25 pm
pgw wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:35 pm
Hey solvers,

I updated the post with a hint.

I'm afraid you guys might hate me for this one ... good luck!

- pgw
That is not what us mere mortals consider much of a hint.
I think it actually is, if I've identified the relevant clue, but I haven't managed to track down how to use it yet. Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow, by any other name, is tomorrow, I think is the quote?

Re: #32 - "Hodgepodge"

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:21 am
by Al Sisti
I solved it... but after one bad submission and using the hint. Absolute genius!

Re: #32 - "Hodgepodge"

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:22 am
by Al Sisti
Laura M wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:10 pm
Got it with the hint, oh my heck. This will be a classic.
100% agree; this is the best meta I've seen in years.

Re: #32 - "Hodgepodge"

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:25 am
by LesY
I just finished too and completely agree - it was epic!

Just wish I hadn’t needed the hint, but still feel like it was a pretty big accomplishment.

Re: #32 - "Hodgepodge"

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:33 am
by RPardoe
Al Sisti wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:22 am
Laura M wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:10 pm
Got it with the hint, oh my heck. This will be a classic.
100% agree; this is the best meta I've seen in years.
Curious to find out (ie solve) as I think Pete's "Change Your Tune" (Matt Gaffney #525 - Guest Constructor Puzzle, June 22, 2018) was a pretty clever meta.

Re: #32 - "Hodgepodge"

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:17 am
by Al Sisti
RPardoe wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:33 am
Al Sisti wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:22 am
Laura M wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:10 pm
Got it with the hint, oh my heck. This will be a classic.
100% agree; this is the best meta I've seen in years.
Curious to find out (ie solve) as I think Pete's "Change Your Tune" (Matt Gaffney #525 - Guest Constructor Puzzle, June 22, 2018) was a pretty clever meta.
I recall that puzzle well, and I agree! Didn't realize/remember, though, that PGW was the constructor.