"These Go To Eleven" - March 13, 2020

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Re: "These Go To Eleven" - March 13, 2020

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Post by Joe Ross » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:07 am

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Post by MajordomoTom » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:08 am

Nanoo Nanoo.

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Post by Joe Ross » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:12 am

Did anyone consider ANNA (GO TO HIM), with eleven letters in the title?

Bueller?

Bueller...?

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#224

Post by oldjudge » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:13 am

Another great puzzle by Matt! Having said that, starting the puzzle I was hoping it was “I am the Walrus”.

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Post by Tony S » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:28 am

Before I noticed all the NA's leading to my submission of Hey Jude, I took note of 58d, KITE, and thought for a second "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite" might be found the grid. A red herring perhaps?

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Post by Colin » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:56 am

Very nice solution! Worked all weekend, so didn’t get much time to look ... a weak excuse for missing this song! Got stuck on going to 11A (ATL - Atlanta) and saw PAN AM, BOA(C), thought it was airlines... couldn’t see 11. Then stuck on AN instead of NA but there were only 6 in theme answers and way more than 11 elsewhere. At 11:56, put AN and NA together for an ANNA (GO TO HIM) Hail Mary. Brain blanks out the obvious sometimes. Best band ever! I should've put Beatles on shuffle while I worked!
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Post by KayW » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:13 am

DBMiller wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:01 am
So the answer I submitted was, "Hey Jude".

This is due to all the "na"s in the long answers. Let's all sing along...

Na, na, na, na-na-na na
Na-na-na na, hey Jude

So what does this have to do with the title of, "These Go To Eleven"?

I saw two connections:

1) The # of "na"s in the chorus is 11.
2) 11 is the atomic number of sodium. Whose symbol is "Na".
Wow! Kudos on noticing the atomic number of sodium. I never saw that.

I thought some of the pre-deadline comments about the Apple debut clues in the grid bordered on spoiler territory… Hey Jude was the first single released on Apple Records and I thought that might have been an intentional extra nudge from Matt...
https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/ ... e-records/

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Post by steveb » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:43 am

Joe Ross wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:12 am
Did anyone consider ANNA (GO TO HIM), with eleven letters in the title?

Bueller?

Bueller...?
I considered it, but rejected it because it seemed too sloppy. You could find several ANNAs in the puzzle (if you included anagramming adjacent or consecutive letters), but there was no consistency to how to find them, no clue pointing in that direction, and it didn't make sense to have one ANNA right there in plain sight.

So I held off until I found the much more elegant Hey Jude.

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Post by LittleGood » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:15 am

steveb wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:43 am
Joe Ross wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:12 am
Did anyone consider ANNA (GO TO HIM), with eleven letters in the title?

Bueller?

Bueller...?
I considered it, but rejected it because it seemed too sloppy. You could find several ANNAs in the puzzle (if you included anagramming adjacent or consecutive letters), but there was no consistency to how to find them, no clue pointing in that direction, and it didn't make sense to have one ANNA right there in plain sight.

So I held off until I found the much more elegant Hey Jude.
Yep I thought of that but there aren't 11 of them.

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Post by DrTom » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:39 am

Loved this one, saw the NA's (although technically there was a Red Herring NA 34A which made it 12 but that was a NA "NAT" in a "theme" answer). I also saw the NA for sodium; one of the first things I saw after I saw NA but then I'd have been drummed out of my profession if I did not. Did anyone else take for a confirmation that "Hey Jude" was, at the time, one of the longest songs every on the Top Charts with the prolonged chorus of NAs taking it to 7 minutes and 11 seconds? That was the pretty little bow on the package for me.

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Post by Meg » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:47 am

Na na na na.
Na na na na
Hey hey good-bye

Only 8 Na's. It’s hard to push a song out of your head. Even if it’s not by the Beatles.

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Post by Bob cruise director » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:23 am

Our final, final shore count was 158 with a couple of 11th hour entries.

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Post by NuYear68 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:34 am

Meg wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:47 am
Na na na na.
Na na na na
Hey hey good-bye

Only 8 Na's. It’s hard to push a song out of your head. Even if it’s not by the Beatles.
After dismissing "Anna" as the relevant clue, that song popped into my head, eventually leading me to the correct answer.

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Post by Bird Lives » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:55 am

TPS wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:21 pm
Puzzle was easy as usual but I never get the meta. Not once in like 200+ puzzles - I thought maybe this one might be different because I know Beatles songs but predictably it will be something stupid.
"Something Stupid" was Sinatra(s), not the Beatles.

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Post by Geoduck » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:57 am

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#236

Post by Geoduck » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:01 am

Bob cruise director wrote:
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Good Sunday morning muggles

Fortunately the coronavirus does not affect the Love Boat nor virtual beaches so we are safe. We have 3 on the ship and 146 on the shore - closing in on our record of 150 which was set February 20 and tied last week

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#237

Post by jmorgie7 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:03 am

i got stuck on the anagram for SPINAL TAP in banana split ... [well the P but maybe that was part of the answer] so i wasted time looking for spinal tap song titles and characters and stars names in the other clues. or even other famous movies re rock n roll. i thought the answer re nanana was weak

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Post by Geoduck » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:11 am

Meg wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:47 am
Na na na na.
Na na na na
Hey hey good-bye

Only 8 Na's. It’s hard to push a song out of your head. Even if it’s not by the Beatles.
I suffered the same distraction.

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Post by boharr » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:19 am

Meg wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:47 am
Na na na na.
Na na na na
Hey hey good-bye

Only 8 Na's. It’s hard to push a song out of your head. Even if it’s not by the Beatles.
I counted 11.

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Post by Bob cruise director » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:19 am

Geoduck wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:11 am
Meg wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:47 am
Na na na na.
Na na na na
Hey hey good-bye

Only 8 Na's. It’s hard to push a song out of your head. Even if it’s not by the Beatles.
I suffered the same distraction.
It seems every verse has an additional NA
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