WSJ Mug Winners Roll Call!

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FrankieHeck
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Re: WSJ Mug Winners Roll Call!

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Post by FrankieHeck » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:37 am

ChrisKochmanski wrote:
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!
Yay! I'm excited for you. I can't believe you've been waiting patiently for so long. I would have been whining after a week!

I wonder if someone out there is enjoying a WSJ mug with no idea what treasure they happened upon...

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#42

Post by Abide » Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:24 pm

FrankieHeck wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:37 am

Yay! I'm excited for you. I can't believe you've been waiting patiently for so long. I would have been whining after a week!

I wonder if someone out there is enjoying a WSJ mug with no idea what treasure they happened upon...
I won mine in June 2017 but it got lost in the shuffle. After a few reminders, it arrived in Dec 2017, but it was a double-sided "Wall Street Journal- Read Ambitiously" without the Crossword Champion tagline. :(

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#43

Post by FrankieHeck » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:21 am

Abide wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:24 pm
FrankieHeck wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:37 am

Yay! I'm excited for you. I can't believe you've been waiting patiently for so long. I would have been whining after a week!

I wonder if someone out there is enjoying a WSJ mug with no idea what treasure they happened upon...
I won mine in June 2017 but it got lost in the shuffle. After a few reminders, it arrived in Dec 2017, but it was a double-sided "Wall Street Journal- Read Ambitiously" without the Crossword Champion tagline. :(
Oh, man. I'm about as timid and nonconfrontational as one can get, but that would have made me live up to my given name (yes, I'm a Karen.) I'd be demanding to be recognized as a CROSSWORD CHAMPION!! :-)

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#44

Post by oldjudge » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:32 am

Abide wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:24 pm
FrankieHeck wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:37 am

Yay! I'm excited for you. I can't believe you've been waiting patiently for so long. I would have been whining after a week!

I wonder if someone out there is enjoying a WSJ mug with no idea what treasure they happened upon...
I won mine in June 2017 but it got lost in the shuffle. After a few reminders, it arrived in Dec 2017, but it was a double-sided "Wall Street Journal- Read Ambitiously" without the Crossword Champion tagline. :(
The mug I won in late October 2017 was just like yours, without the “Crossword Champion” wording. Looks like they were between shipments at that time. I’m just thankful that I didn’t get someone’s used coffee cup.

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#45

Post by bhamren » Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:50 pm

I won mine a few years ago just a few months after I discovered the WSJ meta puzzles.

If you see my user picture I have my mug proudly displayed! WSJ sends a mug and a certificate. My WSJ user profile shows both, but I don't post there anymore since this forum came up after WSJ forced membership to post. The first one they sent me was the Read Ambitiously one mentioned above. I posted this on my WSJ profile and about 3 months later I got one that said Crossword Champion. My guess is that Mike Miller saw that I had received the wrong mug and sent me a proper one. Thanks Mike!

It is all luck however IMO. I got my mug when over 1000 people had the correct answer. That was rarer back then.

I have to say that my "Read Ambitiously" mug got broken a while back when someone else was using it, but my "Crossword Champion" mug still gets regular use when a want a bigger mug.

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#46

Post by GerryWhite » Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:39 pm

I won for the May 1, 2020 puzzle, "King Me"

As with many winners, it involved a good amount of luck, since there were about 1000 correct entries.

Due to complications related to the pandemic, my mug did not arrive until 11 August, but here it is!

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#47

Post by Andrew Bradburn » Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:04 pm

I finally received my mug last week! About 12 weeks after I won it for "Head Count"/TALLY. It came with a nice little postcard that reads:
Congratulations!
You're a WSJ
Crossword Champion.
We hope you enjoy your celebratory mug.

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#48

Post by tim1217 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:39 am

Visiting this area of the forum for the first time. I won my mug back in early April for SPRING ROLL.
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"GET OFF MY LAWN!".
Walt Kowalski, Gran Torino

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#49

Post by Wendy Walker » Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:48 am

tim1217 wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:39 am
I won my mug back in early April for SPRING ROLL.

Well deserved, Tim; that was a tough one!
Good luck, fellow Muggles! I'm happy to give nudges, but only if you're still stuck on Sunday.

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