WSJ Mug Winners Roll Call!

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Re: WSJ Mug Winners Roll Call!

#21

Post by BrianMac » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:08 pm

BarbaraK wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:07 pm
My MGWCC 2018 gold medal prizes came yesterday!
Congrats, Barbara! That pen is awesome! And you as well, Cindy! :)

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#22

Post by ImOnToo » Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:00 am

I won the WSJ mug on the very last puzzle for 2018, “Go Haywire”!

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#23

Post by Tom Wilson » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:20 pm

No mug, but I DID eke out a 12-month Harper's subscription by being one of three randomly selected winners for the "Old News" cryptic in the magazine's January 2009 issue. It's been a loooooooong drought since then, though, so Al's regular Guinness references are enjoyed quite literally.

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#24

Post by Streroto » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:23 pm

Seems by the standards posted here I was incredibly lucky to win a mug after only 40 or so correct submissions!!

I posted this query on this week’s thread: can you win the mug twice? No one posting here seems to have.

Kudos to all of you with so much swag!!

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#25

Post by Horsesense » Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:03 pm

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2018 was a lucky year for us! Won 02-18-2018 with "Spielberg" and 10-01-2018 with "Refer".

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#26

Post by Tom Shea » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:28 pm

I want you to know that I hate all you mug winners.

Not really, just extremely jealous.
Rufus T. Firefly

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#27

Post by MarkL » Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:14 pm

Didn't know a list was in the making. Got mine October 2017 when answers spelled out LOGAN airport (aptly my home town!).
'tis... A lovely day for a Guinness!

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#28

Post by oldjudge » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:17 pm

LOL, I won the October 27, 2017 contest.

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#29

Post by Troysail » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:49 pm

Put me in the winners column!!!
Troy

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#30

Post by Scott Medvetz » Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:13 pm

Mug winner for WSJ Leading Men, 10/4/19. Answer: HOST

Very pleasant surprise right after arriving home from a long trip to South Africa.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
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#31

Post by Streroto » Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:02 pm

I am a mug carrying muggle!!

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#32

Post by BethA » Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:52 pm

Have been trying since the beginning for a WSJ mug - no luck yet. Thrilled after a couple years to be lucky enough to win the final MMMM mug of 2019!
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#33

Post by Don S. » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:43 pm

I won the WSJ mug after about 70 correct entries (a little over a year of trying), but the week that I won there were only 200 correct answers, so that helped. The mug arrived with the handle broken off, so I superglued it back on and use it to store pencils (rather than drink from). I won the first MMMM mug of 2020, only my 13th entry.
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#34

Post by ChrisKochmanski » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:41 pm

I won the WSJCC mug for the October 11, 2019 puzzle — solution: MOLTEN LAVA CAKE. I gloated a bit here on the forum, then gloated big time to the family, especially through the holidays, saying, “See that place on the mantel? That’s where my mug will go.” But I still haven’t gotten my mug! Around that time I had finally switched to a personal gmail address (from my old business email address), so it’s possible this had something to do with the problem. They may have sent the mug to our old, now closed business office! The street address for that may have still been in the signature of the email template I used to submit my answer to the October 11 puzzle. Anyway ... Is there someone I can contact at WSJ? Maybe they’d send another mug. I WANT MY MUG!!!!!

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#35

Post by Joe Ross » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:15 pm

ChrisKochmanski wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:41 pm
Is there someone I can contact at WSJ? Maybe they’d send another mug. I WANT MY MUG!!!!!
Write Mike Miller, here: MikeMillerWSJ

or at crosswordcontest@gmail.com

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#36

Post by BarbaraK » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:29 pm

ChrisKochmanski wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:41 pm
I won the WSJCC mug for the October 11, 2019 puzzle — solution: MOLTEN LAVA CAKE. I gloated a bit here on the forum, then gloated big time to the family, especially through the holidays, saying, “See that place on the mantel? That’s where my mug will go.” But I still haven’t gotten my mug! Around that time I had finally switched to a personal gmail address (from my old business email address), so it’s possible this had something to do with the problem. They may have sent the mug to our old, now closed business office! The street address for that may have still been in the signature of the email template I used to submit my answer to the October 11 puzzle. Anyway ... Is there someone I can contact at WSJ? Maybe they’d send another mug. I WANT MY MUG!!!!!
If you're a subscriber, you could just post on the blog there; Mike will see it when he reports the results.

Or you could email puzzles@wsj.com

(I believe that gmail address Joe posted is Matt Gaffney's not WSJ.)

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#37

Post by Joe Ross » Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:37 pm

BarbaraK wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:29 pm
(I believe that gmail address Joe posted is Matt Gaffney's not WSJ.)
Could be! I copied it from the complete guide to the crossword contest.

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#38

Post by ChrisKochmanski » Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:14 pm

Thanks, I'll try emailing Mike Miller, and I'll keep you posted on my mug.

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#39

Post by ChrisKochmanski » Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:33 pm

Wait, that would be Mike Shenk at puzzles@wsj.com, correct? Well, whatever -- I just started with "Hi, Mike".

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#40

Post by ChrisKochmanski » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:31 am

Mike Miller of WSJ just emailed me to confirm they'll send me another mug.

YAY !!!

Mike also noted how much he has enjoyed watching the XWord Muggles Forum blossom. Thanks again to Brian Mac!

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