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12:29 AM
@DanielS sounds like your friend wouldn't hear that from anyone else
Did you make it clear you wanted to tell them how you were feeling about the situation, to try and make them understand?
 
hehe
 
12:46 AM
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Q: You won't believe what John's hostesses discovered

JafeThis is a three-dimensional crossword. The seven grids below depict the layers of a 7x7x7 cube. "Across" and "down" clues work like in normal crosswords, and "away" clues go through the layers, using circled cells only. Solve on Penpa+ Across 1. John's hostesses discovered he's frequently almost...

 
 
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3:45 AM
@AncientSwordRage what do you mean
@Jafe oh was it this one
Feb 6 at 14:04, by Jafe
started working on a 100+ clue 3d cryptic... what the hell is wrong with me
 
4:18 AM
yeah
 
 
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5:28 AM
TIL the carpentry term butment cheek... sensing the wordplay opportunities here
 
6:00 AM
@Jafe Men inserted between…
 
writes itself, pretty much
 
 
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9:10 AM
@Jafe this is subjective but would you say the writing pace was fast, average, or slow
out of curiosity
im trying to remember my pace but I think it's 2 weeks for a 15x15 crossword, though the sample size is very low (<10) and I mentioned having taken ~4 months once before
 
9:59 AM
it was definitely slow at first, think i mentioned an early-june estimate at some point which would have been like 1 clue per day... then i rattled off a bunch of clues in the last week or so :P
but it's hard to compare when you're working on other things in parallel
used to do weekly 13x13s which is like 4-ish? clues per day, not sure if that counts as normal or max speed
 
10:16 AM
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Q: Off to the sky!

Prim3numbahWhat bird is represented below?

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Q: A Venndredi Special!

AlteringIntegralAnother Venn based puzzle from me. The three overlapping ellipses form seven curved regions. Your task is to place exactly one tile per region, so that the four tiles in any one ellipse can solve the corresponding clue!

 
 
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1:02 PM
@Jafe oh right I think I remember that estimate
@Jafe and yeah,
Sep 29, 2022 at 16:04, by Stiv
(Life)
I wonder what the physical let down is in the C4
 
1:19 PM
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Q: Not Once, Not Twice

PDTFIND THE WORD HIDDEN IN THE IMAGE BELOW. GOOD LUCK!

 
 
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4:41 PM
@AncientSwordRage I think this is LACTATE from a homophone of LACK (without) + TATE (art gallery). Lactation involves the "let-down reflex", and is often referred to as "letting down (one's) milk".
 
ooh
nice find, never would've thought of that
 
yeah same^
(to both points)
 
5:07 PM
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Q: Another four 3D masyu

Alexey BirukovThis puzzle is inspired and descended from this one: Brain-breaking 3D masyu Here the exact copy of rules, for convinience: This is a three-dimensional masyu puzzle.1 The five squares depict the layers of a $5\times5\times5$ cube. The goal is to make a single loop in 3D space which fulfills the ...

 
@GentlePurpleRain wow, thank you
 
5:45 PM
So it wasn't a cdef + ddef and the art gallery was Tate after all...
Making me the close one, and yet I went so far after that...
 
6:38 PM
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Q: The game of 42: 10 cards to make 42

Florian FThis is a game inspired by other recent questions. It is a 2-player game. The game is played with 10 cards numbered 1 to 10 and 2 positions or stacks. The game starts with all cards in stack 1. The goal is to bring the total of stack 2 to 42. Each player in turn takes one card from stack 1 and p...

 
7:13 PM
A couple of minor quibbles (which I think might have contributed to the time it took to solve this one): 1) "Without" really means "lacking", not "lack". If you wanted to clue "lack", it really should have been "to be without", or something similar. 2) As was mentioned earlier, "let down" should really have been "let-down" (with a hyphen). And the "a" doesn't really belong as part of the definition.
Still, good clue overall. It was fairly obvious when I (finally) stumbled across the solution.
 
7:51 PM
CCCC: Key European backing art gallery, uh, reportedly smells. (8)
I may not be very available the next few days, so if someone solves, go ahead and post another without confirmation. (It should hopefully be obvious if it's solved correctly.)
 
8:10 PM
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Q: Diamond Rush: Back to... um

3-1-4-One-FiveIt is summer in the Pse School Of Logicians, and everyone studying there is dying for a break (they absolutely hate school, and can do anything to get out of it). And because the teachers there are nice, the students there are offered a chance to be off school for as long as they like, given that...

 
9:01 PM
@GentlePurpleRain bingo!
@GentlePurpleRain quibbles anticipated and absolutely accepted
 

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