#658 - "Hidden Power"

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Re: #658 - "Hidden Power"

#41

Post by HeadinHome » Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:05 pm

Yup - seems too easy, but I’ll say beam me up!

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Post by mpmanning » Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:12 pm

Solved and confirmed. I also do not fully appreciate the intent of the title. I look forward to learning more in the upcoming year. Beam me up; but please use the alpha waves. I think I'm allergic to the microwaves.

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#43

Post by Al Sisti » Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:25 am

DrTom wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:58 pm
ON THE BORAD! Woo Hoo! I'm #1 - well OKAY, I suppose it is more correct to say I am #521, but I was playing my cards right and just got the deck out of there....
You were pacing yourself. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese...

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#44

Post by Meg » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:37 am

Al Sisti wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:25 am
DrTom wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:58 pm
ON THE BORAD! Woo Hoo! I'm #1 - well OKAY, I suppose it is more correct to say I am #521, but I was playing my cards right and just got the deck out of there....
You were pacing yourself. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese...
Al, that is sick, sick, sick. I love it!

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#45

Post by oldjudge » Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:27 pm

Speaking of the second mouse getting the cheese, I was sitting at the pool with my bulldog, Yogi, today. A bird that had a smaller dead bird in it’s mouth flew near the pool and Yogi ran after it. The bird must have panicked and it dropped the dead bird (which had its’ head bitten off) and Yogi grabbed it. I had to chase him for about five minutes to get him to drop the decapitated bird so I could get rid of it before he tried to eat it. 🤮

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#46

Post by DrTom » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:23 pm

Al Sisti wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:25 am
DrTom wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:58 pm
ON THE BORAD! Woo Hoo! I'm #1 - well OKAY, I suppose it is more correct to say I am #521, but I was playing my cards right and just got the deck out of there....
You were pacing yourself. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese...
Mmmm, GOUDA! Oh, and of course I am not on the BORAD, or the BORAT, or the 20 Mule Team BORAX but the BOARD. In my excitement I appear to have transposed a letter.

So if BORAD is a transposed letter, is
cisposed.jpg
a CIS posed letter?

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#47

Post by Janet P » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:28 pm

Beamed up :)
“For myself, I am an optimist. It does not seem much use being anything else...”
― Winston Churchill, The Lord Mayor's Banquet, 9 November 1954

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#48

Post by stmv » Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:30 pm

Now that the deadline has passed, can someone explain what the "Hidden Power" title has to do with the meta? (joon's writeup on Crossword Fiend doesn't address it.)

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Post by Meg » Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:42 pm

stmv wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:30 pm
Now that the deadline has passed, can someone explain what the "Hidden Power" title has to do with the meta? (joon's writeup on Crossword Fiend doesn't address it.)
I sort of guessed that a capital is like the seat of Power in a country and Hidden is obvious. Any other interpretations?

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