Saturday, August 20, 2022

Puzzle Fifty-Nine: Now Where Was I? (meta)

 

Hitchhiker stock photos are really weird.

It's been an extremely busy past two months for me, with far less time to brainstorm and construct puzzles than in the past. As a result, the July contest meta... is now the August contest meta. 

One of the things I was up to: I went out of town with my family the week before last. While I was there, I had an idea for a meta puzzle. Where was I? Well, that's the meta answer.

The meta answer is a US state.

Submit answers at the link below by Wednesday, August 24 at 12 PM EST. Winners will receive the coveted Lexicon Devil sticker. 

https://forms.gle/cmYUZMRhxScpJxAV7

Check your answer beforehand at:

https://www.callingit.in/1/#qSf50xp8xZUcxVH+-Sv7/A5cW3x5IOp7O/QCxymB9tUPBQTfa-Tm93IFdoZXJlIFdhcyBJPw==

Back in July I was the Week 1 constructor for Guest Constructor Month over at Matt Gaffney's Weekly Crossword Contest. This was a huge honor for me - thank you, Matt! - and I was delighted by all the positive responses to the puzzle - by far the most I've ever received for any puzzle I've published. The link, in case you missed it:

https://xwordcontest.com/2022/07/mgwcc-735-guest-constructor-month-puzzle-1-friday-july-1st-2022-bit-by-bit-by-richard-d-allen.html

I also made my debut on the great AVCX Crosswords with "Bit Flipping," a puzzle I'm proud of and that I hope you'll enjoy. Even if you're not a subscriber (you should be!), you can get it for $1 at:

https://avxwords.com/puzzles/1129/

Have a great rest of the summer!

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