"Three Little Words" - August 6, 2021

A place to discuss the weekly Wall Street Journal Crossword Puzzle Contest, starting every Thursday around 4:00 p.m. Eastern time. Please do not post any answers or hints before the contest deadline which is midnight Sunday Eastern time.
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Post by ajk »

JetStream wrote: Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:34 pm My favorite is 'Table Mesa'. Here in Boulder we used to call it 'table table'.
<waves from Fort Collins> :)
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Post by VincentM »

mntlblok wrote: Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:18 am
TeaJenny wrote: Sun Aug 08, 2021 10:38 pm
DrTom wrote: Sun Aug 08, 2021 10:31 pm

90's. 90's - huh late comer!!! No Coke, Pepsi darn it!
Cheeburger! Cheeburger!
Some fun trivia. Most probably know that the title of the show *isn't* "Saturday Night Live", in spite of "SNL" being universally understood. But, I suspect that few remember that a different show came out in the fall of 1975 that *did* have that name. :-) Rather post a spoiler, I'll ask how many here remember or know about it. Suspect this group would would have a much greater percentage who (that?) knows, but bet it's still a pretty small percentage.
Billy Crystal was, at different times, a member of the casts of both shows called "Saturday Night Live".
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Post by mikeB »

For me this one was all rabbit holes all the time. Even without those, I would never have dreamed of the mechanism employed here. However, this is an addition to my solver’s toolkit. That is the pay-off that comes from seeing a new (to me) approach to constructing a meta – or more accurately, NOT seeing it. The more I learn about these metas, the more amazed I am at the ingenuity and creativity that go into constructing them. Very impressive -- as are the solvers who made it to shore.
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Post by Fishoutowater »

Was fun thx

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Post by KayW »

Tonearm wrote: Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:50 pm On shore. Liked the easter egg in the title (if it was intended). Never heard (of) the song, though it's nice to see music younger than me as a response.
BTW what was the Easter Egg you found?
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Post by Dplass »

Didn't Mr Shenk use this same exact mechanism a few weeks ago with the "example" meta?
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Post by Bird Lives »

TeaJenny wrote: Mon Aug 09, 2021 9:10 am I have a nit to pick with 32A: "Not for the hoi polloi." Hoi polloi means "the people," so saying "the hoi polloi" is saying "the the people." I realize there is linguistical debate on this topic, but it made my eye twitch when I read it.
It means "the people" in Greek. In English, its meaning is such that the definite article is appropriate.
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Post by SReh26 »

Thank god it’s Thursday.
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Post by Kas »

SReh26 wrote: Thu Aug 12, 2021 11:29 am Thank god it’s Thursday.
Agreed! :D
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Kas wrote: Thu Aug 12, 2021 2:14 pm
SReh26 wrote: Thu Aug 12, 2021 11:29 am Thank god it’s Thursday.
Agreed! :D
to mangle a certain well known band of yore, what a looooooong, strange week it’s been.