#651 - "Missing Piece"

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Re: #651 - "Missing Piece"

#21

Post by hcbirker » Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:09 pm

TMart wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:37 am
I don't see myself putting in the time to solve this one. My first grandchild arrived two weeks ago and my meta mojo has disappeared. I missed my first WSJ in a long time the weekend he was born, and while I look at metas when I think of it between visits, I think it may be time for a break if my MGWCC streak dies here. But somehow, it doesn't really bother me to miss one the way it used to! :)
My first was born on Halloween! Congrats!

My brain kinda went to mush after that.
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#22

Post by hcbirker » Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:11 pm

I have nothing on this meta. Grrr.
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#23

Post by SusieG » Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:34 pm

This is a week 5 for me. I can’t see a starting point.

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#24

Post by flamingbear » Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:02 pm

Glad I’m not alone in seeing nothing yet.

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#25

Post by JordanianTomlinson » Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:18 pm

Got absolutely nothing (outside of some not-yet-concrete starting points). If anybody wants to compare notes I'm game.

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#26

Post by Meg » Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:56 pm

Egad! I keep saying to myself, "Matt thinks this is a week 3!"

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#27

Post by Joe Ross » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:36 pm

It's Double Day: 3 x 2 = 6

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#28

Post by higgysue » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:55 pm

No idea.

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#29

Post by Orsys » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:45 pm

Felt more week 4.

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#30

Post by RPardoe » Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:16 pm

Orsys wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:45 pm
Felt more week 4.
Are you the first Muggle to solve then?

Speaking of which - surprised no one has mentioned 3D yet.

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#31

Post by Domini » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:11 pm

Like many others, I have the beginnings of some ideas, but nothing more. I’d love to brainstorm with someone! Lemme know

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#32

Post by Dannyvee » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:43 pm

Got there but wow, that was definitely in week 5 territory. I’m so relieved that I can sleep tonight 😅

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#33

Post by Cindy » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:41 pm

Finally

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#34

Post by 802puzzler » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:52 pm

Grid done, and thoroughly explored two rabbit holes, but my submission was wrong. 😞 Oh well, c'est la vie!

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#35

Post by mpmanning » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:46 pm

I am a novice and this is my first look at a MGWCC puzzle. Signed up Friday and worked the grid. Looked for solid navigational aids but didn't find much. Found one lead - perhaps a rabbit hole - but went on to find what I BELIEVED was the answer and submitted it earlier today. Just checked the leaderboard and it was updated and my name is not on it. I trust that that means I got it WRONG.

Looking forward to the education and learning process after the answer is posted. Onward and upward!

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#36

Post by Meg » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:03 pm

mpmanning wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:46 pm
I am a novice and this is my first look at a MGWCC puzzle. Signed up Friday and worked the grid. Looked for solid navigational aids but didn't find much. Found one lead - perhaps a rabbit hole - but went on to find what I BELIEVED was the answer and submitted it earlier today. Just checked the leaderboard and it was updated and my name is not on it. I trust that that means I got it WRONG.

Looking forward to the education and learning process after the answer is posted. Onward and upward!
This is NOT a typical week 3 MGWCC. More like a week 5. There’s all kinds of help on this forum for novices. We are a friendly bunch, and some of us have very particular tastes when it comes to beer.

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#37

Post by Laura M » Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:15 am

Whew, beam me up! I was in a really convincing rabbit hole with my first (unsubmitted) answer, glad I held off and kept looking. The second answer was a much better click.

How long has Isaac been serving Thanksgiving turkey? I don't think that was there a few hours ago!

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#38

Post by RPardoe » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:56 am

Solved....and that's all I will say.

I did share some thoughts w/ Matt in the comments (when submitting my answer).

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#39

Post by CrossedPurposes » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:25 am

I would appreciate some collaboration or a gentle nudge in the right direction - have a suspected rabbit hole and that's about it.

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#40

Post by BarbaraK » Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:46 am

This feels like a Cliff Clavin Jeopardy puzzle.

"The answer is a noted work of art."

What is something I've never heard of?

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