"Continuing Education" - February 7, 2020

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Kas
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Re: "Continuing Education" - February 7, 2020

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Post by Kas » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:09 pm

Oh, I also thought the group would get a kick out of this...

https://money.cnn.com/2015/10/02/media/ ... index.html

The man, the myth, the legend...

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Post by sactonortherncal » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:35 am

Very late to the game on this one but I have to comment.

I got MELLON easily and instantly thought of Carnegie, who I eventually submitted, but it felt inelegant after googling to find out the two Mellons founded the other school.

My rabbit holes were the clue at the end of the Dartmouth line being “Not NEG.” which felt like a hint that it wasn’t Carnegie, the clue at the end of the Cornell line being “ANDean CARriers” and the clue at the end of the Baylor line being about a CAR... even EGG being in the grid started seeming meaningful. Thats when I knew my brain was in trouble.

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Post by Al Sisti » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:11 pm

sactonortherncal wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:35 am
Very late to the game on this one but I have to comment.

I got MELLON easily and instantly thought of Carnegie, who I eventually submitted, but it felt inelegant after googling to find out the two Mellons founded the other school.

My rabbit holes were the clue at the end of the Dartmouth line being “Not NEG.” which felt like a hint that it wasn’t Carnegie, the clue at the end of the Cornell line being “ANDean CARriers” and the clue at the end of the Baylor line being about a CAR... even EGG being in the grid started seeming meaningful. Thats when I knew my brain was in trouble.
I think Dr. Seuss was thinking of us meta-solvers when he wrote "Oh, The Places You'll Go!"

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