#596 - "What Can We Do For You?" - November 1, 2019

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#596 - "What Can We Do For You?" - November 1, 2019

#1

Post by BrianMac » Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:38 pm

Week 1 of 5,

This week's contest answer is certain parts of the body.

Enjoy!

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#2

Post by sharkicicles » Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:59 pm

Super easy as a 1/5 should be.

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#3

Post by FrankieHeck » Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:01 pm

sharkicicles wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:59 pm
Super easy as a 1/5 should be.
Oh, crap.

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#4

Post by Streroto » Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:03 pm

Agree. As a newbie it’s nice to see what you experienced folks this is a real “week 1”.

Beam me up!

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#5

Post by ky-mike » Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:25 pm

One of Matt's easiest grids. Meta was definitely a week one. On shore.

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#6

Post by Jeremy Smith » Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:27 pm

Easy grid, easy meta.
Beam me up!

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#7

Post by damefox » Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:29 pm

A very easy week 1. But this month has 5 Fridays in it, so let's not celebrate just yet.

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#8

Post by ChrisKochmanski » Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:34 pm

Beam me up!

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#9

Post by LesY » Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:46 pm

Up, beam me! 1/5 it is. The storm cometh around Thanksgiving.

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#10

Post by Hector » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:11 pm

With all these "easy" claims, the one poor soul who so far has submitted an incorrect answer is going to feel awful. Not me, though, I'm certain I nailed it.

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#11

Post by FrankieHeck » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:22 pm

Hector wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:11 pm
With all these "easy" claims, the one poor soul who so far has submitted an incorrect answer is going to feel awful. Not me, though, I'm certain I nailed it.
Maybe someone submitted the WSJ answer to him again. Didn't someone on this forum do that recently?

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Post by BarbaraK » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:29 pm

FrankieHeck wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:22 pm
Hector wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:11 pm
With all these "easy" claims, the one poor soul who so far has submitted an incorrect answer is going to feel awful. Not me, though, I'm certain I nailed it.
Maybe someone submitted the WSJ answer to him again. Didn't someone on this forum do that recently?
Or was in a rush and put their screen name in the answer spot and vice versa - that seems to happen from time to time.

Must have been a technical mistake that was corrected though because right now "This Week" and "Overall" are the same.

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Post by hcbirker » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:42 pm

I was on board this morning, but had to rush out of the house before I could post, so beam me up! Nice to have an easy one. (Heidi)
Heidi

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Post by Laura M » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:46 pm

Thank goodness for a week 1, I'm feeling off my game. I like damefox's alternate solution in last week's writeup!

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Post by Meg » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:46 pm

I don’t mind having a weekend when I don’t have to bang my head against the wall over and over! Alas, I miss baseball.......

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#16

Post by Orsys » Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:30 pm

Aahhh, nice to solve meta before solving grid.

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#17

Post by TMart » Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:50 pm

Got it. Took a while for the leaderboard to update, so even Week 1 makes me nervous sometimes!

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#18

Post by Cindy » Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:59 pm

Solved.

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#19

Post by MaineMarge » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:49 pm

Hey! I’m on a roll now! Have gotten all 4 week 1 metas since I started in August. Can’t you just see me beaming? Bet I won’t be feeling so smug come week 3. I love taking a whack at the harder ones even though I’m in deep trouble from the get-go. Great fun for us word lovers. Thanks for the inspiration guys.

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#20

Post by mflaminio » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:20 pm

Super easy!

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