Matt Gaffney article about metas in WSJ

A place to hang out, get to know other Muggles and discuss everything under the sun.
Post Reply
User avatar
Hector
Posts: 1197
Joined: Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:15 pm
Location: San Francisco
Contact:

Matt Gaffney article about metas in WSJ

#1

Post by Hector »

Behind a subscription wall, unfortunately for me: https://www.wsj.com/articles/fried-brai ... 1584555792

Also see Taylor Nakagawa's article from March 13: https://www.wsjplus.com/articles/meet-the-muggles
User avatar
BarbaraK
Posts: 1222
Joined: Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:37 pm
Location: Virginia

#2

Post by BarbaraK »

WSJ subscribers can email a link so non-subscribers can read an article. Not sure of the restrictions on this - how many recipients per article or how long the link lasts. But if anyone wants to PM me their email address, I’ll send it as long as I can.

The second article (which I take is not paywalled?) includes a crossword featuring muggle trivia.
User avatar
Thurman8er
Posts: 269
Joined: Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:05 pm
Location: Fresno, CA

#3

Post by Thurman8er »

So proud to be a long-time Muggle today! :)
User avatar
Al Sisti
Posts: 1372
Joined: Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:28 pm
Location: Whitesboro NY

#4

Post by Al Sisti »

How cool was that Muggles puzzle! Nice of him to include me in 10D and 16A... I'm touched. No really, my mother had me tested.
User avatar
Meg
Posts: 1053
Joined: Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:41 pm
Location: St. Petersburg, FL

#5

Post by Meg »

Al Sisti wrote: Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:58 pm How cool was that Muggles puzzle! Nice of him to include me in 10D and 16A... I'm touched. No really, my mother had me tested.
Ha ha! Yes, you are touched!
DennyB
Posts: 10
Joined: Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:51 pm
Location: SE Michigan

#6

Post by DennyB »

Nice article by Matt, but how does Laurie Dings win 3 mugs? What are the odds? Coffee at 8, tea at 2 and cocoa at 9pm? Use ‘em all Mrs. Dings! Still waiting for our first. “Muggle out.”
User avatar
Joe Ross
Moderator
Posts: 1676
Joined: Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:46 am
Location: Cincinnati

#7

Post by Joe Ross »

Meet the Muggles - Wall Street Journal Plus - March 6, 2020

Post 1 of 2
Meet the Muggles 1 20200306.gif
Meet the Muggles 2 20200306.gif
Meet the Muggles 3 20200306.gif
Meet the Muggles 4 20200306.gif
Meet the Muggles 5 20200306.gif
User avatar
Joe Ross
Moderator
Posts: 1676
Joined: Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:46 am
Location: Cincinnati

#8

Post by Joe Ross »

Post 2 of 2
Meet the Muggles 6 20200306.gif
Meet the Muggles 7 20200306.gif
Meet the Muggles 8 20200306.gif
Meet the Muggles 9 20200306.gif
Meet the Muggles 10 20200306.gif
User avatar
Joe Ross
Moderator
Posts: 1676
Joined: Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:46 am
Location: Cincinnati

#9

Post by Joe Ross »

Fried-Brain Fridays: The Journal’s Contest Crosswords and Their Die-Hard Solvers - Wall Street Journal - March 18, 2020

Post 1 of 2
Fried-Brain Fridays 1 202000318.gif
Fried-Brain Fridays 2 202000318.gif
Fried-Brain Fridays 3 202000318.gif
Fried-Brain Fridays 4 202000318.gif
User avatar
Joe Ross
Moderator
Posts: 1676
Joined: Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:46 am
Location: Cincinnati

#10

Post by Joe Ross »

Post 2 of 2
Fried-Brain Fridays 5 202000318.gif
Fried-Brain Fridays 6 202000318.gif
Fried-Brain Fridays 7 202000318.gif
Fried-Brain Fridays 8 202000318.gif
User avatar
Al Sisti
Posts: 1372
Joined: Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:28 pm
Location: Whitesboro NY

#12

Post by Al Sisti »

I'm so used to seeing our pen names (pencil names, if you're not that confident) that I couldn't match them up to the names of the real people that were featured. Now I'm curious as to who's who...Bob Stevens, I know; ditto for BarbK. The rest?
User avatar
Julie O
Posts: 102
Joined: Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:36 am
Location: Clarendon Hills, IL

#13

Post by Julie O »

The Hanging Out with Isaac puzzle was a fun lunch time solve, especially loved the inclusion of 40A.
User avatar
ChrisKochmanski
Posts: 896
Joined: Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:51 pm
Location: Saline, Michigan

#14

Post by ChrisKochmanski »

So nice to be part of this Muggles community!

Where can I find and print Matt G's "Hanging Out With Isaac" puzzle? (Sorry if I missed something.)
User avatar
BarbaraK
Posts: 1222
Joined: Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:37 pm
Location: Virginia

#15

Post by BarbaraK »

ChrisKochmanski wrote: Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:38 pm So nice to be part of this Muggles community!

Where can I find and print Matt G's "Hanging Out With Isaac" puzzle? (Sorry if I missed something.)
The link is at the bottom of the "Meet the Muggles" article:

https://www.wsjplus.com/darkroom/origin ... ssword.pdf
User avatar
ChrisKochmanski
Posts: 896
Joined: Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:51 pm
Location: Saline, Michigan

#16

Post by ChrisKochmanski »

[/quote]

The link is at the bottom of the "Meet the Muggles" article:

https://www.wsjplus.com/darkroom/origin ... ssword.pdf
[/quote]

Got it. Thanks! (Be safe in your plane!)
User avatar
Tom Shea
Posts: 383
Joined: Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:37 am
Location: Freedonia, NH/VT/HI/Sydney/Earth

#17

Post by Tom Shea »

Al Sisti wrote: Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:51 pm I'm so used to seeing our pen names (pencil names, if you're not that confident) that I couldn't match them up to the names of the real people that were featured. Now I'm curious as to who's who...Bob Stevens, I know; ditto for BarbK. The rest?
C'mon all you famous people! Own up to your secret identities. We promise we won't tell anyone.
Rufus T. Firefly
MattGaffney
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:07 pm

#18

Post by MattGaffney »

Belated thanks to all the Muggles who participated in these articles, and to all Muggles for creating this unique cruciverbal subculture!
SewYoung
Posts: 449
Joined: Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:25 pm
Location: Meridian, MS

#19

Post by SewYoung »

Meg wrote: Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:10 am
Al Sisti wrote: Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:58 pm How cool was that Muggles puzzle! Nice of him to include me in 10D and 16A... I'm touched. No really, my mother had me tested.
Ha ha! Yes, you are touched!
My mother would have said "tetched".
Post Reply