(Meta-meta puzzle solution)

# Meta-puzzle for Round 5

### by Susan Glass

Monday the boss had a business dinner. The maitre d' seems to remember him. "Oh yes," he tells you, "He was here that night. Seemed to enjoy his food.

"I remember he had a table for two. He was talking talking with a business associate of some sort--a shady character, I can tell you. And he kept taking notes--well, we thought they were notes, but he left them behind and they turned out to be these puzzles. Also, on the back of the check, he wrote this..."

 O C Z C Y O Z X Z H L K Q N P J B S M J N R G N T J N J N W P L G I W X K O C W Q Z C T M F R K

1. GASHLYCRUMB
2. BOYS
3. HAWAIIAN
4. CONSONANTS
5. FLEA
6. RHYMES
7. INITIAL
8. DOT
This breaks down into phrases which clue a set of letters:
• Gashlycrumb boys: B D E G H J L N Q T V X Y
• Hawaiian consonants: H K L M N P W
• Flea rhymes: B C D E G P T V Z
• Initial dot (Morse code): A E F H I J L P R S U V W
When the letters are shaded in on the grid (clued by "shady character") they form, in order: AN, TA, CI, DS. The answer is ANTACIDS.