"In The Hopper" - March 6, 2020

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

#241

Post by MajordomoTom » Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:11 pm

and I wouldn't join a club that would have me as a member.
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#242

Post by Hector » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:12 pm

Well this is unusual... is the puzzle social-distancing itself?

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#243

Post by Al Sisti » 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."

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#244

Post by Hector » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:23 pm

All other puzzles this week are at least listed as posted on time, though.

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#245

Post by Tom Shea » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:30 pm

A little off topic but is there a way to get email notifications for the crossword contest puzzle only? I've done them in the past but remember getting one every day, which I don't want.

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#246

Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:30 pm

My belief is that
1) we had a full moon this week
2) the triskaidekaphobia gremlins got in the system
3) the system was attacked by the coronavirus
4) the market crash held up things

or as Maine Marge suggested to me, someone concluded that large virtual events were included in the cancellations, especially if the participants are in the most vulnerable age group

because it could not be a simple as they forgot to set the clocks ahead.

all over the country, Muggles are having the DT's
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#247

Post by Al Sisti » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:37 pm

Y-you don't suppose they've quarantined the Love Boat, do you? Or worse yet -- the Guinness delivery tanker?

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Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:38 pm

Al Sisti wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:37 pm
Y-you don't suppose they've quarantined the Love Boat, do you? Or worse yet -- the Guinness delivery tanker?
GGGGGGGGGGGAAAAAASSSSSSSSSPPPPP

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#249

Post by Al Sisti » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:39 pm

Nope... I just figured it out. We're going to out-Joon Joon this week: We're gonna try to solve the meta without looking at the title...or the prompt... or the clues... or the grid.

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#250

Post by MarkL » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:41 pm

No puzzle (yet), no college hockey, no NHL hockey, no MLB, not much NCAA bball, fun weekend activities cancelled in Tampa this weekend...
... when do the locusts arrive??

Stay calm, drink Guinness!
'tis... A lovely day for a Guinness!

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#251

Post by Tom Wilson » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:45 pm

I will miss March Madness ... but this will be the best my bracket has looked for decades.

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#252

Post by Al Sisti » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:45 pm

MarkL wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:41 pm
No puzzle (yet), no college hockey, no NHL hockey, no MLB, not much NCAA bball, fun weekend activities in Tampa this weekend...
... when do the locusts arrive??

Stay calm, drink Guinness!
"No no, they can't take that away from me..."

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#253

Post by Jeremy Smith » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:50 pm

Al Sisti wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:37 pm
Y-you don't suppose they've quarantined the Love Boat, do you? Or worse yet -- the Guinness delivery tanker?
Well, they are telling those of us who over 60 years of age that we should stay away from cruises.

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#254

Post by Alan H » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:50 pm

today's puzzle answer is 11 letters long.

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#255

Post by spotter » 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

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#256

Post by Alan H » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:54 pm

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
faster than Al Sisti even!

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#257

Post by Alan H » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:54 pm

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
faster than Al Sisti even!

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#258

Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:54 pm

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
TRIP TO ITALY
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#259

Post by Bird Lives » Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:06 pm

So much for the DST hypothesis.

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#260

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

Isaac tested positive...

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