Quick post, I’m sick –
Last week’s 19×19 grid had five longish surnames. Obviously those could have fit in a smaller grid, and hopefully that clued solvers in that there was more to look for in the grid. The trick was each name could be broken into two smaller words that had synonyms appearing elsewhere in the grid (and clued in the sense that made them synonymous.) (Example: Washington = washing + ton = laundry + lot.) For each name, the two synonyms crossed, and the five crossing letters, in grid order, spelled out the five-letter meta answer LASTS (as in, last names):
This week’s puzzle is called “How Are You?” It’s below:
The answer to the metapuzzle is an Emmy- and Grammy-winning performer. Submit you answer using the contact form by Monday, August 19 at 11 p.m. Pacific Time. I’ll post the solution, and a new puzzle, next Tuesday.
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