WSJ Mug Winners Roll Call!

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WSJ Mug Winners Roll Call!

#1

Post by BrianMac » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:26 am

Sound off if you have won the coveted WSJ Crossword Contest mug or any other metapuzzle contest (MGWCC, MMMM, AVX, NYT Mega, etc...). I know we have several mug (and other) winners here. You should be recognized for your crossword solving prowess, however, what truly makes you a "champion" is your aptitude for having your name randomly pulled from a hat. :lol:

I was the winner of the first WSJ contest of 2019 - "Parts of Town" by Matt Gaffney.
No one drinks from this mug but me, and it does NOT go in the dishwasher!

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Wendy Walker
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#2

Post by Wendy Walker » Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:48 pm

What a beautiful sight!
Good luck, fellow Muggles!

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Cindy
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#3

Post by Cindy » Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:34 pm

I have won the fireball meta.

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BarbaraK
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#4

Post by BarbaraK » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:05 pm

I won a WSJ mug in 2016, Fireball last November, and MGWCC several times - one weekly and three monthly. MGWCC gives out so many prizes, everyone who solves regularly eventually wins. Except Cindy, of course, who has the world's most amazing non-winning MGWCC streak going.

An MMMM mug would be such a lovely addition to my set. Maybe next month!🤞

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#5

Post by Cindy » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:27 pm

I love my streak!

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Toby
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#6

Post by Toby » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:19 pm

The odds are good on the MGWCC contest, and I've won it a few times, including a time where Cindy -- who strangely never wins this one, despite her enviable record of solves -- gave me a nudge for the answer -- and so I sent her the notepad prize and kept the pen. The odds are hardest on the WSJ mug. I for one am always thrilled when it is one of the Muggles who wins.

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#7

Post by Cindy » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:58 pm

And a big thanks to Toby for the pad! I love my muggle friends.

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#8

Post by Meg » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:16 pm

This is the MGWCC pad, pen & pencil, which goes to weekly and monthly winners.
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I was an MGWCC gold medal winner in 2017. Prizes included a lovely portfolio and a pen!
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Jeremy Smith
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#9

Post by Jeremy Smith » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:23 pm

I won the MGWCC about a year and a half ago.

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#10

Post by Anita » Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:38 pm

My husband and I won the Muller Monthly Music Meta with our first submission, in Jan 2015.
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#11

Post by Hector » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:44 pm

Royalty.

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#12

Post by BrianMac » Thu May 02, 2019 1:13 pm

Just got an email from MGWCC. Looks like I've got a pen, pencil and notepad coming for Gentle April! 8-)

Woo hoo! (and sorry Cindy!)

Thanks Matt!!

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#13

Post by BarbaraK » Thu May 02, 2019 2:20 pm

BrianMac wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 1:13 pm
Just got an email from MGWCC. Looks like I've got a pen, pencil and notepad coming for Gentle April! 8-)

Woo hoo! (and sorry Cindy!)

Thanks Matt!!
Yay! Congratulations! The next best thing to winning myself is seeing a fellow muggle win.

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#14

Post by Cindy » Thu May 02, 2019 3:18 pm

BrianMac wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 1:13 pm
Just got an email from MGWCC. Looks like I've got a pen, pencil and notepad coming for Gentle April! 8-)

Woo hoo! (and sorry Cindy!)

Thanks Matt!!
Yes my streak is safe!

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#15

Post by billkatz » Mon May 06, 2019 1:44 pm

I've gotten 6 MGWCC monthly prizes, but still no mug despite about 160 correct answers here. And I'm expecting my MGWCC gold medal package soon for 2018. However with the rule changes, this will likely be my only one.

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#16

Post by Icdogg » Fri May 17, 2019 11:15 pm

I have won a WSJ mug once, the MGWCC weekly and monthly each a couple of times, but not the Mueller.

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#17

Post by TMart » Thu May 30, 2019 5:07 pm

I won the WSJ mug back in March of this year for the City Folk puzzle (starring the infamous Teri Garr). Mike Miller's email said the mug would arrive in 4-6 weeks, but it actually got here in two days. It came with a nice little card extolling my skill in being randomly chosen from hundreds of people. I keep it on display in my home office so everyone knows I am not to be bothered at 4 pm on Thursdays.

Here's what it looks like:
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#18

Post by BarbaraK » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:07 pm

My MGWCC 2018 gold medal prizes came yesterday!
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Not sure if you can tell from the photo, but the pen has a built in flashlight. That's so I can do crosswords in bed without waking my husband, right - the perfect prize for a puzzle addict.

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#19

Post by Cindy » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:16 pm

BarbaraK wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:07 pm
My MGWCC 2018 gold medal prizes came yesterday!

MGWCC prizes.JPG

Not sure if you can tell from the photo, but the pen has a built in flashlight. That's so I can do crosswords in bed without waking my husband, right - the perfect prize for a puzzle addict.
I love the prizes. And now I will get a monthly prize too.

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#20

Post by BarbaraK » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:22 pm

Cindy wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:16 pm

I love the prizes. And now I will get a monthly prize too.
You'll probably start winning every month now to catch up for the last two years.

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