"Tormented Artists" - July 31, 2020

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Re: "Tormented Artists" - July 31, 2020

#181

Post by Dplass » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:33 am

Joe Ross wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:37 pm
This week's Pick a Side, Any Side:

"Water under the bridge."

versus

"Water over the dam."
"Let's burn that bridge when we get to it"

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#182

Post by Ronaldo » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:49 am

Funny how a fresh look in the morning sets you on course to the solution. Guinness with a full Irish breakfast.

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#183

Post by eagle1279 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:53 am

Joe Ross wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:37 pm
This week's Pick a Side, Any Side:

"Water under the bridge."

versus

"Water over the dam."
“Water under the bridge.”

(Or “Toothpaste Out of the Tube.”)

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#184

Post by mattythewsjpuzzler » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:56 am

Finally on shore. I would not call that "easy". Was literally saying part of mechanism a dozen times and still didn't see it.

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#185

Post by SusieG » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:59 am

“Water under the bridge” is more familiar to me. However, it is quite common in my neck of the woods to see water over the bridge in the spring.

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#186

Post by Bob cruise director » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:29 am

Inca wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:52 pm
Got it (Thank you, Joe. I took the time to fill your grid and of course it helped).
Am afraid I am getting a bit burned out on the metas. This one left me with a slightly sour taste in my mouth...not really sure why. That's why I think I am just meta-ed out.
Inca - hang in there. I am in the same mode the last three weeks but the previous 2 were some of the toughest this year. Before that I was cruising on the beach.

My golf game is the same way, Five great holes than a couple of fur balls for scores.
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#187

Post by Bob cruise director » Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:56 am

How do I get off this @#$%^ ship?

Go to a lifeboat

Not that lifeboat stupid, the one you are supposed to go to.

What do I do then?

What do you think?

Duh - and like that I am on the shore.
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#188

Post by Al Sisti » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:27 am

Ronaldo wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:49 am
Funny how a fresh look in the morning sets you on course to the solution. Guinness with a full Irish breakfast.
So I'm not the only one who loves blood pudding?

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#189

Post by BarbaraK » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:31 am

Al Sisti wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:27 am
Ronaldo wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:49 am
Funny how a fresh look in the morning sets you on course to the solution. Guinness with a full Irish breakfast.
So I'm not the only one who loves blood pudding?
Blood pudding? That's a Klingon thing, right?

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#190

Post by Bob cruise director » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:33 am

Good Saturday morning muggles

hopefully everyone is safe and we welcome our two newest muggles - Rob Summers and bskptkl

And interesting challenge from Mr. Gaffney and we have 6 on the ship and 117 on the shore.

On the ship we have
Mark L
femullen
Scott M
Susie G
Tom S
and beccacollins

Making it to the shore are
docison
Beth A
Beth T
Beth C
sanmilton
Meg
paige11
Frankie
joequavis
Tmart
Les
ky-mike
Mike H
Janet
Bird Lives
Eric H
Al
Brian Mac
Hector
Wendy
damefox
laura
Cindy
Jace54
Wdunbar
David K
heidi
Alan H
Tony
stmv
Dow Jones
dencurrin
bskptkl
spotter
Josh
steveb
TPS
oldjudge
C=64
Peter
Larrry
BillKatz
Rob M
Kay
Tom Wi
NuYear68
anjhinz
Richard
majorDomoTom
higgysue
ladybird
scooby
Tina
Eric P
dplass
pamster
dudeski
ReB
Jeff S
RDaleHall
Mmac
yungchap
Glyn
tim1217
Softie
Gman
Janet P
cherikee
BrianD
lbary53
Jeremy
tonyrobots
Chris
JennyByrd
MaineMarge
Jim and Anita
streroto
FKelly
JoePickett
Toby
Homer
BarbaraK
Jacksull
Nalugirl
Anomander
Rob S
Jean
LaceyK
Lacangah
Inca
Anita
fstadler
CPKdad
HeadinHome
Deb F
Steve Beard
Commodore
michaelm
cagle1279
Joe R
M and M (our mug winners)
Jordanian
mattythewsjpuzzler
Trey and Marion
the Thurman8er
Cindy N
Diane
ALS
ronaldo
DBMiller
Bill T
David R
Notbitter
rolias
Cynthia J
Dr Tom
and last for now your humble cruise director - not sure why but the grid came easily but the meta was not

Good luck to everyone getting the meta and stay safe
Bob Stevens
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#191

Post by SusieG » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:02 pm

I’m ashore. Not particularly easy, but I’m still a bit of a greenhorn so maybe not the best judge. Either way, I’m glad to be off the ship after two long weeks with Isaac! Just in time for the MGWCC.
Good luck Muggles!

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#192

Post by boharr » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:13 pm

Bob cruise director wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:33 am
Good Saturday morning muggles

hopefully everyone is safe and we welcome our two newest muggles - Rob Summers and bskptkl

And interesting challenge from Mr. Gaffney and we have 6 on the ship and 117 on the shore.

On the ship we have
Mark L
femullen
Scott M
Susie G
Tom S
and beccacollins

Making it to the shore are
docison
Beth A
Beth T
Beth C
sanmilton
Meg
paige11
Frankie
joequavis
Tmart
Les
ky-mike
Mike H
Janet
Bird Lives
Eric H
Al
Brian Mac
Hector
Wendy
damefox
laura
Cindy
Jace54
Wdunbar
David K
heidi
Alan H
Tony
stmv
Dow Jones
dencurrin
bskptkl
spotter
Josh
steveb
TPS
oldjudge
C=64
Peter
Larrry
BillKatz
Rob M
Kay
Tom Wi
NuYear68
anjhinz
Richard
majorDomoTom
higgysue
ladybird
scooby
Tina
Eric P
dplass
pamster
dudeski
ReB
Jeff S
RDaleHall
Mmac
yungchap
Glyn
tim1217
Softie
Gman
Janet P
cherikee
BrianD
lbary53
Jeremy
tonyrobots
Chris
JennyByrd
MaineMarge
Jim and Anita
streroto
FKelly
JoePickett
Toby
Homer
BarbaraK
Jacksull
Nalugirl
Anomander
Rob S
Jean
LaceyK
Lacangah
Inca
Anita
fstadler
CPKdad
HeadinHome
Deb F
Steve Beard
Commodore
michaelm
cagle1279
Joe R
M and M (our mug winners)
Jordanian
mattythewsjpuzzler
Trey and Marion
the Thurman8er
Cindy N
Diane
ALS
ronaldo
DBMiller
Bill T
David R
Notbitter
rolias
Cynthia J
Dr Tom
and last for now your humble cruise director - not sure why but the grid came easily but the meta was not

Good luck to everyone getting the meta and stay safe
I think you missed me. On shore. Post #55. I may have been under the Tiki bar when you counted.

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#193

Post by Georgeall » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:01 pm

Finally got around to registering. Count me ashore.

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#194

Post by Bob cruise director » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:03 pm

boharr wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:13 pm
Bob cruise director wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:33 am

I think you missed me. On shore. Post #55. I may have been under the Tiki bar when you counted.
I think the problems was that I was so deep in my rabbit hole when you posted that I missed you all together.

Your are now the 118th on the shore
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#195

Post by Bob cruise director » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:04 pm

Georgeall wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:01 pm
Finally got around to registering. Count me ashore.
Welcome to the clan. The more the merrier
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#196

Post by pddigi » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:26 pm

Dom solved quickly, and enjoyed tormenting me. I told him my fragments of a first step and he told me that I was so close that he couldn't offer any further hints; just stick with it. He was right; I was tantalizingly close without realizing how to extend my 2 fragments into the needed mechanism to solve it, until just now. As we are both thrilled with the return of NHL hockey - playoffs, no less! - I made a hockey reference that I won't share for fear it will be a spoiler for that minute percentage of Muggles who are into hockey as we are. Go Preds!

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#197

Post by debbierudy » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:35 pm

After the last two weeks I was hoping to get off the boat! Isaac, would you happen to have any Earl Grey?

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#198

Post by PeterLeea1a » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:36 pm

That took longer than it should have given what I knew early on, but I am finally ashore.

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#199

Post by Bob cruise director » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:45 pm

pddigi wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:26 pm
Dom solved quickly, and enjoyed tormenting me. I told him my fragments of a first step and he told me that I was so close that he couldn't offer any further hints; just stick with it. He was right; I was tantalizingly close without realizing how to extend my 2 fragments into the needed mechanism to solve it, until just now. As we are both thrilled with the return of NHL hockey - playoffs, no less! - I made a hockey reference that I won't share for fear it will be a spoiler for that minute percentage of Muggles who are into hockey as we are. Go Preds!
Did you tell Dom that tormenting your father on meta solutions is justification for rewriting your will?
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#200

Post by Hidden in 3D » Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:51 pm

Just got around to the puzzle a little while ago as I was finishing up last week's impossible editing chore. Hard to believe that I spent a week of my life on that volunteer task. My reward was seeing how to solve the meta while filling in the grid, though it took me some time to put it all together. I'm very happy to report that I am on shore again!
Sara

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