"Rename That Tune" - July 17,2020

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"Rename That Tune" - July 17,2020

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Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:07 pm

This week's contest is titled "Rename That Tune" by Matt Gaffney

The answer to this week's contest crossword is an eight-letter word that describes some song lyrics.

Below is a picture of the muggles in the weekly Zoom conference Tuesdays at 7:30 pm EDT. Also on the call was Jay Miller.
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Post by KayW » Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:41 pm

Um... hello? Am I actually the first onshore?!

I LOVED this meta but am biting my tongue until Monday. Boy do I have an annoying video to post for you all post-deadline :D
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Post by sanmilton » Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:42 pm

Lullaby, gullaby,
Isn’t it interesting?
Eight little letters are
Hidden so well!

Finding them proves to be
Aphrodisiacal!
So, too, does beaching a-
Head of the swell!

I don't consider Matt's latest confection such an easy solve, but somehow I got into the zen of it immediately upon filling the grid. It still needed a bit of work, but the meta was right there! I haven't even chilled the glass, but I did restock the gin and olives, so I'm all set for a nice long weekend! Happy solving, everyone!

BTW, sorry I missed Zooming with you on Tuesday. I actually had another Zoom call. I'll hope to join the next one!
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Post by Wendy Walker » Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:52 pm

On shore and singing! I loved spending time with everyone on Tuesday evening.
Good luck, fellow Muggles! I'm happy to give nudges, but only if you're still stuck on Sunday.

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Post by Meg » Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:54 pm

OMG!! Matt outdid himself on this one!! Loved it! On the beach waiting to see what the cute cabana boy brings me to drink.

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Post by FrankieHeck » Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:55 pm

On shore. Quickly saw which direction to jump off the ship, but my feet got a little tangled as I was swimming. I'm opting for coffee and control of the juke box.

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Post by KayW » Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:56 pm

Bob, thank you for posting the Zoom picture. It was a very enjoyable evening and so nice to discover some of the faces and voices behind all these wonderul posts.

I am now going to reveal my tele-conference naivete... I had noticed that Zoom showed me a mirror-image of myself, even in the gallery view as the image you posted above. I kind of assumed that was some function of either my web-cam or the Zoom software, and it does make a lot of sense - we are used to seeing ourselves in a mirror. But I was tickled to see that Zoom projects a corrected image to the rest of the participants. I think that's such a thoughtful little touch - to take the trouble to show us to ourselves the reversed way we are used to seeing ourselves, but to everyone else as they usually see us.

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Post by Jace54 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:17 pm

On shore, nice one!

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Post by femullen » Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:26 pm

Hooray, I'm finally aboard!

Or are we supposed to go ashore?

Looking forward to seeing how clever Matt is this week.

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Post by ChrisKochmanski » Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:28 pm

Bob cruise director wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:07 pm

Below is a picture of the muggles in the weekly Zoom conference Tuesdays at 7:30 pm EDT. Also on the call was Jay Miller.
Could be my ancient monitor, but I'm having trouble reading the names. Do you mind providing a "top row from left" kind of listing of who's who in this delightful photo?

And, oh, BTW ...

On shore!

Good one!

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Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:41 pm

ChrisKochmanski wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:28 pm
Bob cruise director wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:07 pm

Below is a picture of the muggles in the weekly Zoom conference Tuesdays at 7:30 pm EDT. Also on the call was Jay Miller.
Could be my ancient monitor, but I'm having trouble reading the names. Do you mind providing a "top row from left" kind of listing of who's who in this delightful photo?

And, oh, BTW ...

On shore!

Good one!
A combination of pixelization due to file size, your monitor, and old eyes.

Top row (L-R) yourpalsal, me (photo as my computer camera is broken), Joe Ross, Wendy Walker
Second row Kay Whitman, Steve b( beck), Scott Trerotola (streroto), Heidi
Third row Meg Duvall, Claudia (screen name whimsy as pointed out by Joe Ross), Marie (screen name rexthree), Jay Livingston (screen name Bird Lives)
Fourth row SewYoung (aka Lisa), Brian Mac (to whom we owe a continuing debt of gratitude), Peter Abide, Tom Bassett (MajorDomoTom)
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#12

Post by Joe Ross » Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:09 pm

Ashore, submitted, and lucky to have solved this "quickly." Another gem, Matt!

Good luck, muggles.

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Post by TPS » Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:22 pm

Tough grid. Not sure I should even attempt the meta - might be better off just working on a puzzle from Matt Gafney's book.

I can never solve the music ones - especially if you need to know song titles or lyrics!

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Post by yourpalsal » Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:28 pm

Ashore! OMG! The grid was pretty easy, the motorboat to shore stumped me for a while, then I got it, but I still couldn’t reach the beach for another 45 minutes while the thing that had to work just wasn’t working. And I chased my wife away twice with a muttered “I’m very busy” while I was knocking it this way and that. And then, aaaaaah...... So satisfying! :D :D :D

Matt Gaffney, genius!
Hopefully you’ll join us Tuesday at 4:30pmPT/7:30pmET
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Post by Hector » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:21 pm

Oh, that was super fun. Very clever.

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Post by CPJohnson » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:28 pm

I observed a long time ago that if others think the meta is clever, then I am in trouble. Grid is done, but I’m with Isaac for now.

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Post by LesY » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:29 pm

There it is - on shore! That one required a dinner break. Now for a beverage break!

And thanks to Bob and everyone who consented for the picture - a great looking group!

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Post by damefox » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:41 pm

Ashore! That was cute. I don't think it was perfectly executed, but still cute.

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Post by boharr » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:10 pm

TPS wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:22 pm
Tough grid. Not sure I should even attempt the meta - might be better off just working on a puzzle from Matt Gafney's book.

I can never solve the music ones - especially if you need to know song titles or lyrics!
I have a feeling that being partially tone deaf isn't going to be a plus with this one.

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Post by Dplass » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:30 pm

With only 1 page of messages 4 hours after posting I'd suspect this is a tough one. I'm still LAS.

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