2014 Puzzle 8: “Hit Me…and Again…and Again” Solution

Hit Me...and Again...and Again

This month’s MMMM asked for a blues-rock song from the ’70s. The four theme entries included OH BOY DO I NEED A DRINK, as well as three past hits from different artists: REBEL YELL, WHITE HORSE, and BLUE MOON. Three pictures (see below) are enough to reveal the answer to the meta: One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer, a George Thorogood cover that got a lot of airplay on ’70s rock radio. As a number of solvers pointed out, the song (written by Rudy Toombs) was originally recorded by Amos Milburn in the ’50s (with the beverage names in a different order), and then again in the ’60s by John Lee Hooker.

A healthy 130 solvers cracked the meta this month. In addition, 16 (!) more people solved the mega-meta and received 16.5 bonus points each. As a reminder, solvers can still earn an additional 5 bonus points plus 2 points for each month remaining in the contest by solving the mega-meta before the final puzzle.

The average user rating for this puzzle was 3.9 stars out of 5. Solvers thought it was the third-easiest meta of the year, assigning it an average difficulty rating of 2.54 out of 5. This month’s randomly chosen winner of an MMMM coffee mug is Ned Robert.

Some solver comments:

Bob J   Thanks for the puzzle, and the suggestion for my evening activity.

Norm H   Well, I ain’t solved a meta since a-back in the spring. Been so sad, yeah, been feeling the sting. So I’m glad to get this easy one here. I love one bourbon, one scotch and one beer!

twofalls   My first try at a meta. Pretty cool!

Tyler Hinman   Got thish one more or lesh [hic] inshhhtantly

Anouk and Dannoz   Thoroughly good


Mlessie   I thorogoodly enjoyed that one.Heavy_B, Steve Jorgensen, and Pancho    Everybody funny. Now you funny too.Thanks for all the comments and feedback, and thanks to Matt Gaffney for blogging the puzzle at Crossword Fiend, where you can rate the puzzle and comment on it.

The next MMMM will be ready Tuesday, September 2. Thanks for playing!