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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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Billy Crystal was, at different times, a member of the casts of both shows called "Saturday Night Live".mntlblok wrote: ↑Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:18 amSome 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.
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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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It means "the people" in Greek. In English, its meaning is such that the definite article is appropriate.