#646 - "Rising Force"

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Re: #646 - "Rising Force"

#21

Post by MajordomoTom » Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:16 pm

joequavis wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:48 pm
Beam me up! Fun one. Tricky grid.
just finished the grid, printing a new copy to redo it so I can stare at the meta.

because my first one ... is a bit of a mess.
"Lots of planets have a North", the Ninth Doctor.

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Post by Cindy » Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:41 pm

Solved

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#23

Post by Dplass » Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:49 pm

I think that's the third 1A in three weeks. Matt's certainly got a sense of humor.

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#24

Post by Janet P » Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:53 pm

Beam me up, I guess.
My name's on the leaderboard
Two weeks in a row :)
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#25

Post by MikeM000 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:57 pm

Beamed up! Thanks to HashBrown for the tech support...

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#26

Post by Jeremy Smith » Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:54 pm

Grid took forever, but the meta fell pretty quickly.

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#27

Post by Abide » Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:30 pm

This was a great puzzle. Beam me [removed by spoiler police] !

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#28

Post by stmv » Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:30 pm

I got it, but only after some struggles where I tried a bunch of things before the fog cleared and there it was. The grid was indeed trickier than usual.

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#29

Post by LesY » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:54 pm

Solved.

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#30

Post by Dplass » Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:26 pm

A fresh grid and a highlighter helped today.

Beam me up for my first week 3 solo solve!

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#31

Post by oldjudge » Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:34 am

Strange puzzle. The grid was a slog till I figured out what was going on. The meta was solved within a minute of finishing the grid.

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#32

Post by 802puzzler » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:11 am

Beam me up! This one was fun!

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#33

Post by DrTom » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:22 am

Sleeping on a puzzle DOES help, or at least it did this time. I had decided what the answer almost had to be yesterday but it was a guess based on deduction. Then this AM I awoke with a "hey wait a minute" and a quick trip through the puzzle with a highlighter (and a correction to my grid when I ended up without an acceptable plural) and I am "beaming" or rather beaming up. Funny how the final step for Muggles is to leave the ship (our beloved Love Boat) and for Puggles (my word because with Matt we are going for a Pen/Pencil and taking more than one letter seemed like a rude designation - Hmm, maybe Penguins though?) it is returning to our beloved Starship Enterprise.

No confirmation yet but I'm 100% I'm rematerializing in the transporter room.
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#34

Post by ky-mike » Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:14 am

Well, that took much longer than it should have. Too distracted by the WSJ, which I am still distracted by.

Beam me up!

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#35

Post by DrTom » Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:39 am

Question - when I look at the Leader Board some names have a 10 icon and some a 100 icon. Jangler for instance has a 10 icon but that cannot mean his current "streak" because surely he has more than 10? It is probably explained somewhere I just never saw it?

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Post by ky-mike » Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:41 am

DrTom wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:39 am
Question - when I look at the Leader Board some names have a 10 icon and some a 100 icon. Jangler for instance has a 10 icon but that cannot mean his current "streak" because surely he has more than 10? It is probably explained somewhere I just never saw it?
There are 10, 50 and 100 icons. I do believe that they represent streaks. Jangler's streak is above 10 and below 50, so he gets the "10" icon.

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#37

Post by Hector » Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:06 pm

RIght, Jangler messed one up a couple of months ago. Crossworld is still deeply shaken.

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#38

Post by Cindy » Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:56 pm

Solved

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#39

Post by Orsys » Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:24 pm

Done, took the long way to get there, but beam me up!

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#40

Post by DrTom » Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:14 pm

ky-mike wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:41 am
DrTom wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:39 am
Question - when I look at the Leader Board some names have a 10 icon and some a 100 icon. Jangler for instance has a 10 icon but that cannot mean his current "streak" because surely he has more than 10? It is probably explained somewhere I just never saw it?
There are 10, 50 and 100 icons. I do believe that they represent streaks. Jangler's streak is above 10 and below 50, so he gets the "10" icon.
AH, OK, now I see. I doubt I'll ever have one of those, maybe a 10 but I wouldn't keep it long.

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