"AP English" January 8, 2021

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Re: "AP English" January 8, 2021

#461

Post by sharkicicles » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:25 pm

KayW wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:56 pm
FrankieHeck wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:50 pm
KayW wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:59 pm

And the next challenge? A mystery bag jigsaw puzzle I found in my closet. No box, NO PICTURE WHATSOVER :smiling_imp:
Oooh that would be fun! Maybe we should start a puzzle swap where we just send the pieces, but not the box!
BTW I finished my "mystery" puzzle last night. I was lucky in that I could tell pretty quickly that it was going to be a photo of a Bears game at Soldier Field, and the perspective made it easy to vertically order the "people pieces". Ironically, I was working on it to distract me from Sunday's expectedly disappointing playoff game against the Saints.
Hard to believe new Soldier is almost 20.

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#462

Post by Al Sisti » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:05 pm

Bob cruise director wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:28 pm
KayW wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:56 pm
FrankieHeck wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:50 pm


Oooh that would be fun! Maybe we should start a puzzle swap where we just send the pieces, but not the box!
BTW I finished my "mystery" puzzle last night. I was lucky in that I could tell pretty quickly that it was going to be a photo of a Bears game at Soldier Field, and the perspective made it easy to vertically order the "people pieces". Ironically, I was working on it to distract me from Sunday's expectedly disappointing playoff game against the Saints.
It could be worse. you could be a Steelers fan and then you would have burned the puzzle.
Or a Cowboys fan, in which you'd lose the most important piece in Week 5, and the replacement pieces never fit.

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#463

Post by Dplass » Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:29 am

Al Sisti wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:05 pm
Bob cruise director wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:28 pm
KayW wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:56 pm


BTW I finished my "mystery" puzzle last night. I was lucky in that I could tell pretty quickly that it was going to be a photo of a Bears game at Soldier Field, and the perspective made it easy to vertically order the "people pieces". Ironically, I was working on it to distract me from Sunday's expectedly disappointing playoff game against the Saints.
It could be worse. you could be a Steelers fan and then you would have burned the puzzle.
Or a Cowboys fan, in which you'd lose the most important piece in Week 5, and the replacement pieces never fit.
Or a Jets fan. 'Nuff said.

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#464

Post by howardl » Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:28 pm

I am certain I have the right answer, but I'm unable to submit. (And I see others are having this problem.) If anyone keeps statistics on these (not sure why anyone would), this contest should have an asterisk or explanatory footnote -- not comparable to other weeks.

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