#664 - “Leading by Example”

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Re: #664 - “Leading by Example”

#41

Post by ricky » Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:38 pm

Got a lightbulb this morning, submitted... Wrong. If anyone could PM the answer I'd appreciate it

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#42

Post by Big Mac » Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:16 pm

I'm so close. Need post-enlightenment.

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#43

Post by Big Mac » Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:27 pm

Big Mac wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:16 pm
I'm so close. Need post-enlightenment.
AND THERE IT IS.

Awaiting confirmation...

Update: Confirmed. Sometimes you just have to tell someone you're close to get across the finish line...

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#44

Post by ChrisKochmanski » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:12 pm

EDIT: I've deleted what I previously posted here. Sorry!

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#45

Post by Thurman8er » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:20 pm

I've been down a few rabbit holes. A couple of 'em were big 'uns!

I feel like I'm close...I even have a Hail Mary ready to go. And yet I'm still in this darn red shirt planetside.

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#46

Post by Sara Dacus » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:03 pm

I have two pages of ideas that haven't lead anywhere yet. This crew has been so kind to help me in the past. I am hoping someone is willing to communicate with me about this one.

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#47

Post by Bird Lives » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:22 pm

"This week's contest answer is a phrase comprised of two three-letter words."

On one forum (maybe this one, maybe WSJ) someone complimented the composer on using "comprise" correctly. I wonder what they woud say about this prompt.

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#48

Post by Laura M » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:03 pm

Bird Lives wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:22 pm
"This week's contest answer is a phrase comprised of two three-letter words."

On one forum (maybe this one, maybe WSJ) someone complimented the composer on using "comprise" correctly. I wonder what they woud say about this prompt.
Exactly the same thought occurred to me! I was going to comment on it but I don't know now, somehow I'm not feeling very superior :-)

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#49

Post by Thurman8er » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:57 pm

Abandoned the Hail Mary guess for something I like much better. Waiting to find out.

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#50

Post by oldjudge » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:34 am

Bird Lives wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:22 pm
"This week's contest answer is a phrase comprised of two three-letter words."

On one forum (maybe this one, maybe WSJ) someone complimented the composer on using "comprise" correctly. I wonder what they woud say about this prompt.
My guess is that they would say of all the things in this world worth worrying about that is pretty far down the list.

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#51

Post by Thurman8er » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:38 am

#58 on the Big Board! What what!!!

Beam me straight to Ten Forward please.

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#52

Post by jimmyd » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:09 am

I’m going to sleep on it another night and hope for some Tuesday afternoon inspiration for the solo solve... but it’s reassuring to know I can come here instead of pulling my hair out!

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#53

Post by Dplass » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:42 am

Uncle. Thanks to the folks who gave me hints/nudges!

But I'm throwing in the white flag on this one.

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#54

Post by Priscilla » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:41 am

I have what must be the first step toward the finish line, but I feel like I'm not going to get any further on my own. I would appreciate any kind solvers who would be willing to provide a nudge.

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#55

Post by mel87 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:09 pm

I have been working on this since Saturday and I am getting nowhere. Every mechanism I think I see doesn’t *quite* work. So many rabbit holes. Please, a nudge... I’m losing sleep!

edit: sorry if this isn’t following protocol—-it’s how I’ve asked for help on the WSJ board (and this board too, I think) before.
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#56

Post by architect » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:55 pm

Yeah, not seeing this. Oh I have had ideas, but nothing's yielding. Can I get a nudge?

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Thanks, all good.
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#57

Post by mheverson » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:02 pm

Nudge for me to, if possible. Too many hours gone, lol

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#58

Post by Cindy » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:18 pm

The general protocol for nudges is that you pick someone at random who has solved. Send them a PM stating your observations and hopefully they will reply. This may have only been noted on the WSJ board previously.

I am fully aware that some or all of you will now PM me and I am ok with that.

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#59

Post by boharr » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:29 pm

Laura M wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:03 pm
Bird Lives wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:22 pm
"This week's contest answer is a phrase comprised of two three-letter words."

On one forum (maybe this one, maybe WSJ) someone complimented the composer on using "comprise" correctly. I wonder what they woud say about this prompt.
Exactly the same thought occurred to me! I was going to comment on it but I don't know now, somehow I'm not feeling very superior :-)
It was on the WSJ thread I think. I refrained as well.

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#60

Post by SusieG » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:13 pm

I’ve thought about asking for a nudge, but I haven’t made any progress whatsoever. I think that puts me at the “give up and wait for tomorrow” phase.

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