"2+2=5" - February 28, 2020

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Re: "2+2=5" - February 28, 2020

#181

Post by MajordomoTom » Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:20 pm

Tom Shea wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:06 pm
I had the square root of -1 in my answer, but my wife told me to get real, so i abandoned that rabbit hole.
yep, that's too complex for this one.
"Lots of planets have a North", the Ninth Doctor.

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Post by Bob cruise director » Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:25 pm

Tom Shea wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:06 pm
I had the square root of -1 in my answer, but my wife told me to get real, so i abandoned that rabbit hole.
I had that too but my answers were all imaginary
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#183

Post by matthewmoravec » Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:00 pm

Ashore! Quick solve, enjoyed the clean fill and meta mechanism.

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#184

Post by Bird Lives » Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:45 pm

LaPetiteFlora wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:28 pm
... Was convinced OMAHA crossing QUANT in a plus sign with the clue "Financial wizard, for short" had to be a Warren Buffet reference... sigh...
Shhh. I don't think you're supposed to give any answers at all even if you're sure everyone has gotten them. OTOH, I didn't notice this and am glad you pointed it out.

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#185

Post by JoeS » Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:45 pm

OK, quick grid but the meta was infuriating. We dog paddled for a couple of days backfitting multiple possibilities (we were both math students), but with no orderly way to get there. It finally just popped out. Ashore and exhausted and we should have been here 3 days ago. (Note from the wife: he thinks he is ashore).

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#186

Post by Geoduck » Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:19 pm

Eureka! Suddenly, a shot rang out...

Got it!

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#187

Post by Joe Ross » Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:53 pm

Apropos of very little, other than previous ancient computer technology discussions, I had the privilege to DVR & watch "Hot Millions", circa 1968, starring Peter Ustinov, a very young Maggie Smith, Karl Malden, and Bob Newhart, today. It aired on TCM. Not the best cinema, but very watchable! I was 8 when it was in theaters and I doubt many of alls y'allses' were much older, but it struck a number of (rather ancient) chords.

Recommended!

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#188

Post by MajordomoTom » Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:55 pm

we're going to a Fathom events showing of the original King Kong on 3/15 for my wife's birthday.

expecting to just laugh at the old special effects.
"Lots of planets have a North", the Ninth Doctor.

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#189

Post by Commodore » Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:32 pm

The puzzle title is familiar. The model demonstrates my issue's Year-by-Year College Graduation Stratagem.

I am ashore. Recuperating.

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#190

Post by Richard » Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:01 pm

AHA!

Got it.

Nothing to drink just now, going out tonight to a charity function.

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#191

Post by CPJohnson » Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:17 pm

I’m ashore, finally, with a shove from the daughter.

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#192

Post by Softie » Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:24 pm

The center of gravity in this forum seems to be around New England, so it makes sense that on my cross-country flight to Boston, it was somewhere over Fitchburg that I found my way to shore. I'm not sure if it's the right one, but it seems to add up.

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#193

Post by DrTom » Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:28 pm

Bird Lives wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:19 pm
grwinski wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:53 am
We abandoned Laplace as well, and thought about using Maxwell's equations, and finally completed with Boolean algebra!
Boolean algebra -- isn't thatwhat they teach at Yale?
Darn, beat me to it...I was just gonna say Boola Boola to them!

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#194

Post by Ksoav » Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:31 pm

Made it ashore!

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#195

Post by Tom Shea » Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:47 pm

Geoduck wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:19 pm
Eureka! Suddenly, a shot rang out...

Got it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AEoUa0Hlso

Should be in the rotation for theme songs on the ship (or the landing craft)
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#196

Post by hcbirker » Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:55 pm

Tom Shea wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:47 pm
Geoduck wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:19 pm
Eureka! Suddenly, a shot rang out...

Got it!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AEoUa0Hlso

Should be in the rotation for theme songs on the ship (or the landing craft)
Ha ha! Perfect!
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#197

Post by Bob cruise director » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:36 pm

Progress to shore has come to a halt so the final report is 8 on the ship and 109 on the shore.

Making their way to the shore after settling up with Isaac and leaving him a big tip are

Commodore
Inca
NuYear68
memay131
diplomat
matthewmoravec
joes
Geoduck
Ksoav
Richard
CynthiaJ
and Softie

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#198

Post by jag » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:47 pm

I am still at sea (granted, without much time this weekend to work on this). Making one last effort here, with my terrier by my side on the couch, to plumb a couple more rabbit holes...

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#199

Post by MajordomoTom » Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:47 pm

there will also be a test, using circular slide rules.
"Lots of planets have a North", the Ninth Doctor.

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#200

Post by BarbaraK » Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:35 pm

MajordomoTom wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:47 pm
there will also be a test, using circular slide rules.
If they're good enough for Spock on the Enterprise, they're good enough for muggles!
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