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A place to discuss the weekly Wall Street Journal Crossword Puzzle Contest, starting every Thursday around 4:00 p.m. Eastern time. Please do not post any answers or hints before the contest deadline which is midnight Sunday Eastern time.
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Bob cruise director wrote: ↑Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:04 pmCD Bob,Deb F wrote: ↑Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:01 pmWe will wave to you in an hour as we pass through Cochituate on the way to our granddaughter's field hockey game at Framingham High School.Commodore wrote: ↑Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:39 amReally stuck on Bob DeNiro and one of my favorite actors, Sam Elliott.
Just about to give up...when suddenly I had HOPE!
Tied a yellow ribbon around it and submitted correct answer.
But, Tony Orlando? A 'leading man'? Hmmmm. Hmmmmm.
The term "leading man" led me to look at the beginnings of the long clues for how I'd get a name when BOB popped out--hence the leading letters of each word in the clue. When it held for the next one I knew i was on to something. I didn't spend much time on the meaning of "leading men" that you're thinking of. Happy to have gotten this one quickly once I locked in.
Small world. Used to be a bumper sticker that read "Where the hell is Cochituate?"
I'm out of town presently, but let's have a cup o' joe sometime at Mel's. Or better stuff at the Chateau Dudley when one of us wins the Mug.
Beat the Flyers!
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It’s funny that we are (mostly) all so snakebitten by PAGEANT and others that we second guess ourselves even when the answer is staring us in the face. Adds to the excitement I guess! Can’t wait til Thursday to start it all over again.
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Except in "AP Chemistry", where they were in left-to-right order as seen on the grid. I put them in order of the meta clues, saw nothing but a meaningless jumble, and failed to come up with the correct SOLUTION
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I did the same thing! I tried to reconcile that answer to the Leading Men by reckoning that when you walk, you lead with your toes.
I don't know if this is a case of great minds thinking alike, or if we're both just Hope-less.
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Correct - It might be an anagram if the meta clues themselves were anagrams. There was a meta like that once, IIRC.Jacksull wrote: ↑Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:02 pm