"In The Hopper" - March 6, 2020

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Re: "In The Hopper" - March 6, 2020

#261

Post by Wendy Walker » Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:13 pm

OK, we are all a lot poorer than we were last week, but now they are really hitting me where it hurts ... a delayed puzzle?!?!
Good luck, fellow Muggles!

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#262

Post by Tom Wilson » Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:14 pm

Perhaps we Muggles constitute a group too large for legal assembly. We ARE formidable folks!

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#263

Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:15 pm

As a note, I have written to Mike Miller to find out when the puzzle will come out.

I just heard back and they are working on it. Some key people at the WSJ are working from home and it fell through the cracks.

Sit back, have a Guinness or your favorite libation in the bar with Isaac. The tab is being covered by Princess Cruises.
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#264

Post by Janet » Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:18 pm

Maybe we should all have a Corona!

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#265

Post by Al Sisti » Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:19 pm

As it is, I do have time to do that this week. Skipping trivia to go see blues great Kim Wilson a mile from my house.

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#266

Post by MarkL » Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:21 pm

11 letters
LOOK LOCUSTS
'tis... A lovely day for a Guinness!

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#267

Post by DaveKennison » Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:26 pm

Well, I'm somewhat reassured by the posts here. I really thought the apocalypse had arrived! So now I can relax ... a little ... 😳.
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#268

Post by Al Sisti » Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:26 pm

Bob cruise director wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:15 pm
As a note, I have written to Mike Miller to find out when the puzzle will come out.

I just heard back and they are working on it. Some key people at the WSJ are working from home and it fell through the cracks.
“key people” - -LOCKSMITHS! … “working from home” – UMPIRE! … “fell through the cracks” – ALICEINWONDERLAND! Sorry, honing up on my meta skills while we’re waiting.

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#269

Post by Al Sisti » Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:33 pm

It's up!!... "Gentlemuggles, start your engines"!

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#270

Post by Janet » Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:33 pm

Remember that Alice was chasing a rabbit!

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#271

Post by spotter » Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:34 pm

Alan H wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:50 pm
today's puzzle answer is 11 letters long.
WOW you really were on to something with 11...

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#272

Post by Alan H » Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:12 pm

spotter wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:34 pm
Alan H wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:50 pm
today's puzzle answer is 11 letters long.
WOW you really were on to something with 11...
First “pre-spoiler” ever.

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#273

Post by Inca » Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:06 am

spotter wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:51 pm
Alan H wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:50 pm
today's puzzle answer is 11 letters long.
CORONAVIRUS
How prophetic...

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#274

Post by Inca » Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:06 am

spotter wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:51 pm
Alan H wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:50 pm
today's puzzle answer is 11 letters long.
CORONAVIRUS
How prophetic...

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#275

Post by Joe Ross » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:32 pm

Al Sisti wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:22 pm
Hector wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:12 pm
Well this is unusual... is the puzzle social-distancing itself?
Joe Ross offers an interesting observation/prediction: "I think that tomorrow's WSJ Crossword Contest will be late posting due to this past week's time change & a failure to adjust."
You can't believe a word that *THAT* guy posts...

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