#616 - "A Quiet Place"

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#616 - "A Quiet Place"

#1

Post by damefox » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:12 pm

This week's contest answer is 14 letters long.

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#2

Post by damefox » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:13 pm

Since it's 2:12pm EDT and no one had yet created this thread, is it possible others are having the same luck as I am, i.e., none?

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#3

Post by hcbirker » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:15 pm

damefox wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:13 pm
Since it's 2:12pm EDT and no one had yet created this thread, is it possible others are having the same luck as I am, i.e., none?
Still looking at it. Have an idea but it's not panning out. Lot's of time to work on this one. I and my fellow Californians are not going anywhere!
Heidi

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#4

Post by Hector » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:19 pm

I see FrankieHeck is on the board, and running the table this week! I myself am striking out so far . . .

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#5

Post by Eckless » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:24 pm

I couldn't solve it while staring at it. While I went to go microwave leftover pizza, my brain finished the job. I love it when brain does that. :)

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#6

Post by joequavis » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:30 pm

submitted and awaiting the update, but pretty confident.
Edit: board updated, got it.
Last edited by joequavis on Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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#7

Post by TMart » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:33 pm

I have some dumb ideas, but nothing is working here or on the WSJ. I did get the pgwcc, which was a nice break from the other two.

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#8

Post by Meg » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:39 pm

Everything I think to post sounds like a spoiler, so I’ll just say that I solved it.🙂💡

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#9

Post by TMart » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:02 pm

TMart wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:33 pm
I have some dumb ideas, but nothing is working here or on the WSJ. I did get the pgwcc, which was a nice break from the other two.
And just like that, I'm on the board. Post-enlightenment strikes again!

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#10

Post by Laura M » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:17 pm

Beam me up!

Also, since I complained a while back about how I always seemed to submit just after an update and had to wait a while, I wanted to note that my last few submissions have been processed within a few minutes. I don't know if I've just had luckier timing or if Matt has been going through them more often, but I appreciate it!

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Post by Meg » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:41 pm

Laura M wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:17 pm
Beam me up!

Also, since I complained a while back about how I always seemed to submit just after an update and had to wait a while, I wanted to note that my last few submissions have been processed within a few minutes. I don't know if I've just had luckier timing or if Matt has been going through them more often, but I appreciate it!
Perhaps Matt is stuck at home, like the rest of us.

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#12

Post by oldjudge » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:04 pm

Lost in space. I have a few ideas but they are getting me nowhere.

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#13

Post by damefox » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:26 pm

AHA I just got it. I saw a piece of it early on and dismissed the train of thought too quickly. Very clever construction.

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#14

Post by Leslie » Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:58 pm

I have what must be the first step (or insight, as Matt would say) and what I think is the answer, but I’m missing a step in between. Guess I’ll sleep on it.

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#15

Post by ChrisKochmanski » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:31 pm

I got nothin’.

And I’ve been staring for quite some time.

Sleep on it?

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#16

Post by Toby » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:25 am

I think there may be more than one justifiable answer to this one.

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#17

Post by Cindy » Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:56 am

Solved. Agree more than one possibility.

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#18

Post by Joe » Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:33 pm

Got it! Can't make heads or tails of the WSJ yet, though. :(

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#19

Post by Streroto » Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:17 pm

I’m seeing what I’m supposed to see, but have no idea what to do with it!!

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Post by hcbirker » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:02 pm

Streroto wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:17 pm
I’m seeing what I’m supposed to see, but have no idea what to do with it!!
I'm with you in the same place!
Heidi

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