Matt Gaffney article about metas in WSJ

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Matt Gaffney article about metas in WSJ

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Post by Hector » Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:36 pm

Behind a subscription wall, unfortunately for me: https://www.wsj.com/articles/fried-brai ... 1584555792

Also see Taylor Nakagawa's article from March 13: https://www.wsjplus.com/articles/meet-the-muggles

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Post by BarbaraK » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:10 pm

WSJ subscribers can email a link so non-subscribers can read an article. Not sure of the restrictions on this - how many recipients per article or how long the link lasts. But if anyone wants to PM me their email address, I’ll send it as long as I can.

The second article (which I take is not paywalled?) includes a crossword featuring muggle trivia.

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Post by Thurman8er » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:23 pm

So proud to be a long-time Muggle today! :)

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Post by Al Sisti » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:58 pm

How cool was that Muggles puzzle! Nice of him to include me in 10D and 16A... I'm touched. No really, my mother had me tested.

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Post by Meg » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:10 am

Al Sisti wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:58 pm
How cool was that Muggles puzzle! Nice of him to include me in 10D and 16A... I'm touched. No really, my mother had me tested.
Ha ha! Yes, you are touched!

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Post by DennyB » Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:49 am

Nice article by Matt, but how does Laurie Dings win 3 mugs? What are the odds? Coffee at 8, tea at 2 and cocoa at 9pm? Use ‘em all Mrs. Dings! Still waiting for our first. “Muggle out.”

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Post by Joe Ross » Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:07 am

Meet the Muggles - Wall Street Journal Plus - March 6, 2020

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Post by Joe Ross » Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:10 am

Fried-Brain Fridays: The Journal’s Contest Crosswords and Their Die-Hard Solvers - Wall Street Journal - March 18, 2020

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Post by Joe Ross » Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:14 am

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Post by Al Sisti » Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:51 pm

I'm so used to seeing our pen names (pencil names, if you're not that confident) that I couldn't match them up to the names of the real people that were featured. Now I'm curious as to who's who...Bob Stevens, I know; ditto for BarbK. The rest?

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Post by Julie O » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:24 pm

The Hanging Out with Isaac puzzle was a fun lunch time solve, especially loved the inclusion of 40A.

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Post by ChrisKochmanski » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:38 pm

So nice to be part of this Muggles community!

Where can I find and print Matt G's "Hanging Out With Isaac" puzzle? (Sorry if I missed something.)

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Post by BarbaraK » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:00 pm

ChrisKochmanski wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:38 pm
So nice to be part of this Muggles community!

Where can I find and print Matt G's "Hanging Out With Isaac" puzzle? (Sorry if I missed something.)
The link is at the bottom of the "Meet the Muggles" article:

https://www.wsjplus.com/darkroom/origin ... ssword.pdf

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Post by ChrisKochmanski » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:42 pm

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The link is at the bottom of the "Meet the Muggles" article:

https://www.wsjplus.com/darkroom/origin ... ssword.pdf
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Got it. Thanks! (Be safe in your plane!)

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Post by Tom Shea » Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:51 pm

Al Sisti wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:51 pm
I'm so used to seeing our pen names (pencil names, if you're not that confident) that I couldn't match them up to the names of the real people that were featured. Now I'm curious as to who's who...Bob Stevens, I know; ditto for BarbK. The rest?
C'mon all you famous people! Own up to your secret identities. We promise we won't tell anyone.
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Post by MattGaffney » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:33 pm

Belated thanks to all the Muggles who participated in these articles, and to all Muggles for creating this unique cruciverbal subculture!

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