"What Not To Do" - March 27, 2020

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Re: "What Not To Do" - March 27, 2020

#381

Post by LittleGood » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:50 pm

I only finished the Thursday puzzle this afternoon and it took me nearly an hour to do the Monday puzzle. Of course I was completely lost at sea with this week's contest.

I have always considered myself to be an introvert, but I think this social distancing its starting to dull me a bit.

Moot point: I was an English major at CMU, and Carnegie was definitely a founder (a person who manufactures articles of cast metal; the owner or operator of a foundry)
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Post by LittleGood » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:52 pm

LittleGood wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:50 pm
I only finished the Thursday puzzle this afternoon and it took me nearly an hour to do the Monday puzzle. Of course I was completely lost at sea with this week's contest.

I have always considered myself to be an introvert, but I think this social distancing its starting to dull me a bit.

Moot point: I was an English major at CMU, and Carnegie was definitely a founder (a person who manufactures articles of cast metal; the owner or operator of a foundry)
Oh... and the Pens definitely would have won the Stanley Cup this year.

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Post by MajordomoTom » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:19 pm

nope, the Blues were set to repeat, sorry to have to pick a fight during this time of distancing.
"Lots of planets have a North", the Ninth Doctor.

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#384

Post by Al Sisti » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:28 pm

LittleGood wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:50 pm
I only finished the Thursday puzzle this afternoon and it took me nearly an hour to do the Monday puzzle. Of course I was completely lost at sea with this week's contest.

I have always considered myself to be an introvert, but I think this social distancing its starting to dull me a bit.

Moot point: I was an English major at CMU, and Carnegie was definitely a founder (a person who manufactures articles of cast metal; the owner or operator of a foundry)
Social distancing getting you down? Here's how one person spent his/her time: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=132720624734316

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#385

Post by Al Sisti » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:29 pm

Quick question to one of our stat geeks: Is 385 posts getting near a record on the new forum?

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#386

Post by garryj » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:42 pm

I didn’t like this puzzle. Glad I didn’t spend much time on it.

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#387

Post by WBYonder » Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:43 pm

garryj wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:42 pm
I didn’t like this puzzle. Glad I didn’t spend much time on it.
This.

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#388

Post by BrianMac » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:08 am

Al Sisti wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:29 pm
Quick question to one of our stat geeks: Is 385 posts getting near a record on the new forum?
Beat the previous record ("Then and Now" / Wonder Twins) by 50 posts. Combination of controversial meta, sheltering in place and influx of new members after the recent WSJ article.

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#389

Post by Head scratcher » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:31 am

LittleGood wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:52 pm

Oh... and the Pens definitely would have won the Stanley Cup this year.
darn right!

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#390

Post by Bob cruise director » Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:24 am

Al Sisti wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:29 pm
Quick question to one of our stat geeks: Is 385 posts getting near a record on the new forum?
Al
The most by far. The previous high was 313 with Grid Daring on February 14, 2020
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#391

Post by OGuyDave » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:25 am

Head scratcher wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:31 am
LittleGood wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:52 pm

Oh... and the Pens definitely would have won the Stanley Cup this year.
darn right!
You got the right state, but the wrong city.

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Post by Bob cruise director » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:30 am

OGuyDave wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:25 am
Head scratcher wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:31 am
LittleGood wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:52 pm

Oh... and the Pens definitely would have won the Stanley Cup this year.
darn right!
You got the right state, but the wrong city.
I will put in a claim for the Bruins as they have the best record in the NHL

But since there is no playoff, the Stanley Cup should be awarded to them.
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Post by SarasotaSun » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:33 am

LittleGood wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:50 pm
I only finished the Thursday puzzle this afternoon and it took me nearly an hour to do the Monday puzzle. Of course I was completely lost at sea with this week's contest.

I have always considered myself to be an introvert, but I think this social distancing its starting to dull me a bit.

Moot point: I was an English major at CMU, and Carnegie was definitely a founder (a person who manufactures articles of cast metal; the owner or operator of a foundry)
I was a Mathematics major at CMU. Actually, I began there when it was Carnegie Institute Of Technology. The Mathematics department was part of the Engineering school. Between my junior and senior years, the name changed to Carnegie Mellon University. My graduation diploma states that I graduated from Carnegie Institute Of Technology of Carnegie Mellon University. Andrew Carnegie was definitely a founder of the university and manufacturing, and donated the libraries! "My Heart Is In The Work!"

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#394

Post by Nlobb » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:48 am

Did we hear the total number of submissions and correct answers from Mike this week? I didn't see it if we did.

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#395

Post by KayW » Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:20 am

Nlobb wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:48 am
Did we hear the total number of submissions and correct answers from Mike this week? I didn't see it if we did.
Not yet. Mike Miller's email must have gone to my spam filter ;) Mike, I'm here!!

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#396

Post by Al Sisti » Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:59 am

Maybe it'll be post #400...

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#397

Post by mheberlingx100 » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:09 am

KayW wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:20 am
Nlobb wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:48 am
Did we hear the total number of submissions and correct answers from Mike this week? I didn't see it if we did.
Not yet. Mike Miller's email must have gone to my spam filter ;) Mike, I'm here!!
I always check my email and spam folders. I’m like a 4 year old kid waiting for Santa to arrive.

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#398

Post by Jazzvibist » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:17 am

Al Sisti wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:59 am
Maybe it'll be post #400...
Let’s see if Mike takes the bait.

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#399

Post by MikeMillerwsj » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:22 am

Hello!

This was a tricky one! We had 1587 entries, and only 36% correct, a good deal lower than usual. So if you were among the solvers stumped by this one, you had lots of company (including me... though I was impressed Matt figured out a way to thematically weave our current topsy-turvy life into a crossword contest).

Big turnout for ADMONITION (that 'MO' was tantalizing, and the word seemed so appropriate) with 203! And another 201 for DISTANCING (another 10-letter word on everyone's minds). I defer to you Muggles as to whether those qualify as Pageants.

Also DIRECTIVES (27), ADMONITORY (11), INJUNCTION (8), DISRESPECT (7) and several others.

Congrats to this week's winner, Adam Breech of San Rafael, Calif. Stay safe, solvers!

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#400

Post by hcbirker » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:31 am

BrianMac wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:08 am
Al Sisti wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:29 pm
Quick question to one of our stat geeks: Is 385 posts getting near a record on the new forum?
Beat the previous record ("Then and Now" / Wonder Twins) by 50 posts. Combination of controversial meta, sheltering in place and influx of new members after the recent WSJ article.
Wouldn't it be fun if we "founding" members got a star by our name or something?
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