"Between Meals" - April 10, 2020

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Re: "Between Meals" - April 10, 2020

#401

Post by DBMiller » Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:50 pm

While waiting, I did Thursday's crossword - Making Amends. Was hoping for things like Amsterdam, amalgam, amidsummernightsdream, but that wasn't quite the gimmick

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Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:51 pm

FrankieHeck wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:48 pm
Brian, do you know the record of the most people using this site at one time? Lots of eager/anxious folks on right now.
You mean neurotic muggles?
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Post by Joe Ross » Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:52 pm

DBMiller wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:50 pm
While waiting, I did Thursday's crossword - Making Amends. Was hoping for things like Amsterdam, amalgam, amidsummernightsdream, but that wasn't quite the gimmick
I enjoyed the puzzle. Looking forward to more from Chase Dittrich.

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#404

Post by BrianMac » Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:52 pm

FrankieHeck wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:48 pm
Brian, do you know the record of the most people using this site at one time? Lots of eager/anxious folks on right now.
This is probably close. There used to be a line at the bottom of the page that tracked the most users ever online, but I removed it around November when it inexplicably started saying we had like 350 people online. It must have been some kind of bot attack and I decided it wasn't really helpful.

Now please don't ask me any more questions because answering is interfering with my refreshing. :P

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#405

Post by Dow Jones » Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:56 pm

What's the record for most posts in a week ?

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Post by Joe Ross » Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:01 pm

Dow Jones wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:56 pm
What's the record for most posts in a week ?
On this site, for the WSJCC, 416, two weeks ago for What Not To Do.

"What Not To Do" - March 27, 2020

416 Replies - 9429 Views

My guess is that there were several weeks on the WSJ Comments section for other WSJCC topics.

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#407

Post by geeteebee » Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:01 pm

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#408

Post by Meg » Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:01 pm

What’s the meaning of life? And don’t say 42!

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Post by BrianDavidson » Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:04 pm

Isaac isn't used to Al Sisti still being at the bar this late on a Thursday...

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Post by Hector » Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:08 pm

Sometimes I've found that browser refresh in Chrome fails to update the puzzle list, because of browser caching, I guess?

Anyway I now do a "hard refresh," which means holding down CTRL and either clicking the refresh icon or pressing the F5 key. Neither seems to be helping at the moment . . .

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#411

Post by Joe Ross » Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:09 pm

You get a slight advantage by subscribing to notifications for new puzzles, if you're a WSJ subscriber.


(EDIT: Meg: The meaning of life is 51, because — for those of us that are not mathematicians — 51 is nine times better than 42.)

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#412

Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:13 pm

While you are waiting go to Facebook and search on "Flight Attendant Working From Home"
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Post by skw » Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:14 pm

First post... wanted to let everyone know that you can often find the puzzle by determining the URL. See:

https://blogs.wsj.com/puzzle/crossword/ ... index.html

for this week's puzzle. I imagine the puzzle was posted but someone forgot to put the link up.

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#414

Post by Troysail » Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:17 pm

its up

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Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:19 pm

Troysail wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:17 pm
its up
ON the WSJ page or the link above?

I can't get it on the WSJ page
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#416

Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:19 pm

Bob cruise director wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:19 pm
Troysail wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:17 pm
its up
ON the WSJ page or the link above?

I can't get it on the WSJ page
UP now
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#417

Post by boharr » Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:19 pm

skw wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:14 pm
First post... wanted to let everyone know that you can often find the puzzle by determining the URL. See:

https://blogs.wsj.com/puzzle/crossword/ ... index.html

for this week's puzzle. I imagine the puzzle was posted but someone forgot to put the link up.
Clever. Certainly mug worthy.

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#418

Post by boharr » Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:21 pm

I got it on the WSJ page.

(But, darn, the grid is empty!)

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#419

Post by Al Sisti » Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:56 pm

BrianDavidson wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:04 pm
Isaac isn't used to Al Sisti still being at the bar this late on a Thursday...
He did card me, so...

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Post by Tom Shea » Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:20 pm

Meg wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:01 pm
What’s the meaning of life? And don’t say 42!
But, but, but, but, but, but, but, but... it is!

It's also a great movie:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085959/
Rufus T. Firefly

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