#37 - "Drug Recall"

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#37 - "Drug Recall"

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Post by BrianMac » Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:22 am

By Frank Longo.

What longtime industrial manufacturing company is hinted at by this puzzle?

Enjoy!

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Post by Al Sisti » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:23 am

Good one...

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Post by Hector » Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:56 pm

Sent in a guess that's not really 100%. Definitely got the first step, which to be fair does suggest an answer all by itself, but not very satisfyingly. There's another thing I don't really understand, but which I suppose might be intended as a confirmation in a certain way, but in a way that makes for a definite oddness. If anyone is more 100% than that, I'd be grateful for a PM explaining it.

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Post by anjhinz » Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:01 pm

Hector wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:56 pm
Sent in a guess that's not really 100%. Definitely got the first step, which to be fair does suggest an answer all by itself, but not very satisfyingly. There's another thing I don't really understand, but which I suppose might be intended as a confirmation in a certain way, but in a way that makes for a definite oddness. If anyone is more 100% than that, I'd be grateful for a PM explaining it.
As vague as that sounds, I know EXACTLY what you mean, haha!

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Post by Cindy » Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:58 pm

Solved and pretty certain.

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Post by GlennG » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:05 am

Not 100% certain, but got a pretty obvious answer and sent it in. If it's not it's not.

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Post by ChrisKochmanski » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:32 am

Uh oh. I came to the fairly obvious answer. (After some struggle with the grid. Did others here find it a bit difficult?) Then I emailed the blank puzzle to my brother-in-law, who was a bit curious about meta puzzles -- and I thought this one might be a good intro for him, because the "obvious" answer I found is a company he once worked for. I hope my "obvious" answer is correct. Otherwise I'll need to 'splain myself!

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Post by Cindy » Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:25 am

It was a tough grid.

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Post by GlennG » Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:13 am

ChrisKochmanski wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:32 am
(After some struggle with the grid. Did others here find it a bit difficult?)
No worse than any other Fireball. At least this one wasn't a "Not"

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Post by Beth Tyrpin » Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:13 pm

I complained this one was torturing me on the WSJ page, but I’m pretty sure I have it.

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Post by Thurman8er » Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:33 pm

One down for the weekend. Two to go. Nothing better than solving metas while watching October baseball.

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