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by BrianMac
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: WSJ Crossword Puzzle Contest
Topic: "Connect The Dots" June 11, 2021
Replies: 248
Views: 3583

Re: "Connect The Dots" June 11, 2021

Happy to be onshore. Quite liked this one from Mike Shenk!
by BrianMac
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Muggle Meta Mondays
Topic: "Meta Forum Sleuth"
Replies: 61
Views: 1542

Re: "Meta Forum Sleuth"

Very fun and super-clever! Thanks, Peter!
by BrianMac
Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: WSJ Crossword Puzzle Contest
Topic: "Pardon My English" June 4, 2021
Replies: 415
Views: 9835

Re: "Pardon My English" June 4, 2021

Ashore! Solved the grid Thursday night, but didn't see anything right away. Just picked it back up this afternoon, and it jumped right out at me. Or at least enough of it did. I'm super excited to be starting a new job tomorrow (I've been out of work since COVID). It will probably mean less time for...
by BrianMac
Fri May 28, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: WSJ Crossword Puzzle Contest
Topic: "Cooking By The Numbers" May 28, 2021
Replies: 377
Views: 9034

Re: "Cooking By The Numbers" May 28, 2021

On shore after missing last week (my third miss this year...as many as I missed in 2019 and 2020 combined :( ).
by BrianMac
Thu May 20, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Acapulco Lounge
Topic: Muggle Zoom Account
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: Muggle Zoom Account

We have the money we raised earlier this year. Thanks to everyone's generosity, the cost of a Zoom account is well within that budget.
by BrianMac
Sun May 09, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: WSJ Crossword Puzzle Contest
Topic: "Bit Parts" May 7, 2021
Replies: 492
Views: 10312

Re: "Bit Parts" May 7, 2021

Happy mother's day! I've been looking this over for days. I keep finding new avenues in the puzzle but none of them are leading me anywhere! I would love a nudge! You can DM me. Happy to provide a nudge. I just wrote a DM but now it's sitting in my outbox. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong that it ...
by BrianMac
Fri May 07, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: WSJ Crossword Puzzle Contest
Topic: "Bit Parts" May 7, 2021
Replies: 492
Views: 10312

Re: "Bit Parts" May 7, 2021

On shore nice and easy. :)
by BrianMac
Wed May 05, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Muggle Meta Mondays
Topic: Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Impending Heist
Replies: 83
Views: 2264

Re: Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Impending Heist

CPJohnson wrote: Wed May 05, 2021 4:56 pm
Dplass wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 3:24 pm
C=64 wrote: Tue May 04, 2021 3:23 pm

But for the rest of your life, the key facts are seared into your brain; e.g., squirrels climb down trees headfirst.
Lol. For me, it was that car hoods get hot.
For me, it was that you can't cut your fingernails right after a shower.
People who faint fall forwards.

(lost on the meta)
by BrianMac
Sun May 02, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: WSJ Crossword Puzzle Contest
Topic: "Backcourt Fundamentals" April 30, 2021
Replies: 424
Views: 11101

Re: "Backcourt Fundamentals" April 30, 2021

Solved Friday, but only got around to posting now. I tried early to backsolve into a different 5-letter adjective, but the better answer became apparent pretty quickly.
by BrianMac
Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Acapulco Lounge
Topic: ACPT
Replies: 20
Views: 591

Re: ACPT

I love going to crossword tournaments, but it's about the camaraderie rather than being competitive. I go to them whenever I can and always have a lot of fun. But even in small tournaments (around here anyway) there will always be someone who is blistering fast. There will be plenty of people slower...
by BrianMac
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: FAQs - Technical
Topic: How to mention someone
Replies: 10
Views: 379

Re: How to mention someone

Oops wrong section. Moving this to the "FAQ - Technical" section. It sounds like you guys have it figured out. You have to click on the name from the drop down menu to get it to work. Just typing @ and a username doesn't do it. Also, I just noticed it doesn't work in the "Quick Reply&...
by BrianMac
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: FAQs - Technical
Topic: How to mention someone
Replies: 10
Views: 379

How to mention someone

You can thank Joe Ross , Abide and Al Sisti for suggesting this feature. Now, when you type the @ symbol and begin typing someone's username, a drop-down menu will appear with choices. You can select one of the names and that person will be "tagged," meaning they will receive a notificatio...
by BrianMac
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Daily and Weekly Crossword Puzzles
Topic: WSJ Watch Your Back 4-12-21
Replies: 29
Views: 829

Re: WSJ Watch Your Back 4-12-21

I'm not sure I agree with you guys about doing all the across clues first and then the downs. Seems like you're going through the puzzle twice. If you're going for time, I tend to think that doing it section by section is going to be faster. You're correcting errors as you go and not going back and ...
by BrianMac
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: WSJ Crossword Puzzle Contest
Topic: "Swap Meet" - April 16, 2021
Replies: 429
Views: 13354

Re: "Swap Meet" - April 16, 2021

You may all soon be asking: “Why did Brian Blokus from posting?”
by BrianMac
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: WSJ Crossword Puzzle Contest
Topic: "Swap Meet" - April 16, 2021
Replies: 429
Views: 13354

Re: "Swap Meet" - April 16, 2021

I didn't get an error message but my messages sat in my "outbox" for quite awhile before showing up in "sent." I had to resend one of them. Private Messages remain in your Outbox until opened by the recipient, at which time they are moved to your Sent Items. While in your Outbox...
by BrianMac
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: FAQs - Technical
Topic: Accessing old WSJ puzzles
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Accessing old WSJ puzzles

Check the first post in this thread for a link to all past WSJ contest puzzles. Don't know what to tell you about the non-contest puzzles.
by BrianMac
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: WSJ Crossword Puzzle Contest
Topic: "Swap Meet" - April 16, 2021
Replies: 429
Views: 13354

Re: "Swap Meet" April 16, 2021

Ashore. Really enjoyed it!
by BrianMac
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Muggle Meta Mondays
Topic: Addictive Additive ****RETRACTED****
Replies: 86
Views: 2452

Re: Addictive Additive

Aw man... maybe you could have posted a different prompt? And bottom line, don't be ashamed. Maybe you should blame your test solvers for not catching it until this morning... slugabeds. Signed -- One of your test solvers. Thanks Al, but this one is all on me - rookie mistake. I thought about going...
by BrianMac
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Daily and Weekly Crossword Puzzles
Topic: WSJ Watch Your Back 4-12-21
Replies: 29
Views: 829

Re: WSJ Watch Your Back 4-12-21

I find the WSJ website puzzle interface unpleasant. If you're willing to wait until the day the puzzle actually comes out, you can get the Across Lite version from Crossword Fiend. Across Lite is a much better solving experience, in my opinion.