December 6th, 2011

crosswords

Another Community crossword

A couple of weeks ago I made another Community crossword for the community-tvCommunity 101 group. It was a bit more ambitious than the last one; it was, appropriately for a Community crossword, a metapuzzle. That is, after solving the crossword, you had to answer a question: What episode inspired the puzzle? The three longest answers in the grid--the theme entries, in crossword lingo--pointed to one and only one episode. But in fact, it was theoretically possible to identify the episode just by reading the clues, making it a metametapuzzle or something. We'll get to that in a minute. If you want to try your hand at the puzzle before I tell you the answer, click here before following the lj-cut below.

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According to Mediafire, the puzzle files were downloaded 158 times, but only seven people posted an answer in the comments. I'm curious: if you downloaded the puzzle but didn't post an answer, why not? If you're willing to share, let me know in the comments. Congrats to bookcat (who posted her answer a mere 18 minutes after I uploaded the entry!), @krl1327, namelessamelie, heartjd, pooglicorn, automaticdoor, and slutbunwalla, all of whom correctly identified the episode. Big thanks to them and to everyone else who gave it a try.