"City Blocks" - September 4, 2020

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Re: "City Blocks" - September 4, 2020

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Post by Meg » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:31 am

hcbirker wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:17 pm
Bob cruise director wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:58 pm
the link for this week's Q&A

https://www.wsjplus.com/invites/wsj-cro ... lus_emails
It says you have to be a subscriber with a digital subscription. Take notes Bob!
I signed up for 2 months of digital wsj for a buck. Can’t beat that! Noted on my calendar when to cancel and I’m good for the Q and A.

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Post by Meg » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:59 am

Aaaaaaaand I just checked the wsj+ calendar and the Q and A on Sept 17 has the same 3 guys. The topic is "The Crossword Contest"!

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#383

Post by BarbaraK » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:22 am

From the new post on WSJ about the q&a tomorrow:

Puzzle Writer Matt Gaffney also created a special edition crossword as an appetizer for tomorrow's Q&A.

"Frou-Frou Phrases"
https://s.wsj.net/public/resources/docu ... sword1.pdf

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Post by hcbirker » Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:56 am

Meg wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:31 am
hcbirker wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:17 pm
Bob cruise director wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:58 pm
the link for this week's Q&A

https://www.wsjplus.com/invites/wsj-cro ... lus_emails
It says you have to be a subscriber with a digital subscription. Take notes Bob!
I signed up for 2 months of digital wsj for a buck. Can’t beat that! Noted on my calendar when to cancel and I’m good for the Q and A.
Finally muddled through the WSJ website and I'm signed up!
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#385

Post by TPS » Wed Sep 09, 2020 1:16 pm

BarbaraK wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:22 am
From the new post on WSJ about the q&a tomorrow:

Puzzle Writer Matt Gaffney also created a special edition crossword as an appetizer for tomorrow's Q&A.

"Frou-Frou Phrases"
https://s.wsj.net/public/resources/docu ... sword1.pdf
Fun - about the equivalent of a Tuesday WSJ puzzle IMO.

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#386

Post by TPS » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:15 pm

Well the WSJ Thur puzzle made no sense today - so there is that.

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Post by BarbaraK » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:04 pm

TPS wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:15 pm
Well the WSJ Thur puzzle made no sense today - so there is that.

The al goes on the referenced grid word.

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#388

Post by TPS » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:12 pm

BarbaraK wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:04 pm
TPS wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:15 pm
Well the WSJ Thur puzzle made no sense today - so there is that.
Thanks - How did one know to do that? Normally the title points the way in Mon - Thur but I don’t see anyway that the title relates to that hence why I didn’t think it made any sense. Was there some other hint?

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Post by BarbaraK » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:16 pm

TPS wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:12 pm
BarbaraK wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:04 pm
TPS wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:15 pm
Well the WSJ Thur puzzle made no sense today - so there is that.
Thanks - How did one know to do that? Normally the title points the way in Mon - Thur but I don’t see anyway that the title relates to that hence why I didn’t think it made any sense. Was there some other hint?
‘Others‘ in the title; ‘et al’ in the clues. But I just made the first one work and then figured out why.

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Post by MikeMillerwsj » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:13 pm

And now belated congrats to this week's winner, Susan Foley of Birmingham, Mich.!

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#391

Post by Joe Ross » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:10 am

hcbirker wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:56 am
Meg wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:31 am
hcbirker wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:17 pm


It says you have to be a subscriber with a digital subscription. Take notes Bob!
I signed up for 2 months of digital wsj for a buck. Can’t beat that! Noted on my calendar when to cancel and I’m good for the Q and A.
Finally muddled through the WSJ website and I'm signed up!
Today's release of tomorrow's WSJCC will complete 5 years of Crossword Contests. 259 puzzles will have been published for the 261 weeks in this 5 year period.

2015's Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve prevented the Crossword Contest from being published those consecutive weeks. This year, those holidays fall on Fridays, again, so we're likely to suffer another two-week hiatus.

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Post by BarbaraK » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:30 am

Joe Ross wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:10 am

2015's Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve prevented the Crossword Contest from being published those consecutive weeks. This year, those holidays fall on Fridays, again, so we're likely to suffer another two-week hiatus.
Just added a request for an early contest those weeks to the WSJ Q&A.

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#393

Post by Cindy » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:47 am

BarbaraK wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:30 am
Joe Ross wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:10 am

2015's Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve prevented the Crossword Contest from being published those consecutive weeks. This year, those holidays fall on Fridays, again, so we're likely to suffer another two-week hiatus.
Just added a request for an early contest those weeks to the WSJ Q&A.
The addiction is real!

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#394

Post by mkmf » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:50 pm

note: You actually DON'T have to be a subscriber to see today's WSJ Q&A. Check out Barbarak's post in the Acapulco Lounge section of this board for the link to the free registration. Thanks Barbara! We just tried it and it worked. Should be fun.

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#395

Post by Inca » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:21 pm

Martin wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:39 pm
New Link.

Because some muggles prefer to solve in Across Lite and there's something going on with the fleetingimage site that has the pointer to it, I've created a new URL that will always point to the current Contest crossword. It's imaginatively called
http://herbach.dnsalias.com/wsj/contest.puz

A new one should be available at 4:09 PM ET Thursday. "Should be" covers a multitude of sins, by me or the WSJ.

I'll try to remember to repost this link in the new Puzzle Contest thread for a couple of weeks, but the link won't change so you can bookmark it now.

When you click it, there's no user interface; it just downloads the .puz file.
I think this should have it's own topic so it can be found every week....
I don't know how to do that, or I would do it.

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