"Some Real Duds In There" - August 27, 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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So glad its not just me.... no puzzle yet. At what point do I just give up and go out for my run???
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I have emailed Mike Miller to find out if they are underwater and if they have an ETA.

I will let everyone know here when I find out something
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Wall St. is here somewhere...to the Puzzle lads! Before more Shih Tzu happens!
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hoover wrote: Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:20 pm Waitaminnit. Wall Street is in NYC, right? And NYC is underwater?
I'm in NYC and its not underwater :) At least not everywhere. Of course if the puzzle was coming out of the basement of my building, yes it would be a problem......
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Meantime feel free to weigh in on whether Utilities ETFs are a good idea 🤣
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Meg wrote: Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:21 pm It's on the alternate site. Puz file, that is.
https://www.fleetingimage.com/wij/xyzzy/21-wsj.html
:desert_island: :tropical_drink: Onshore if Meg's link is really this week's puzzle... LOL but I'm not submitting until it appears on WSJ site. Anyway, it's a fun one!
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Mike was in a bad mood apparently. Tough grid.
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Ashore.
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Fess up, how many of y'all clicked on the September 10 link?
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hoover wrote: Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:53 pm Fess up, how many of y'all clicked on the September 10 link?
Not me -- I'm headed straight to the Acrostics solution link!
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escapeartist wrote: Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:14 am I already miss the mid-week drama from last week's early contest disclosure

4 stars - would recommend more shenanigans :lol:
Be careful what you wish for! More drama this week - I see the puzzle is finally up on the WSJ site as of 5:00pm! 😀
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whimsy wrote: Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:56 pm
hoover wrote: Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:53 pm Fess up, how many of y'all clicked on the September 10 link?
Not me -- I'm headed straight to the Acrostics solution link!
Which, the solution to August 28? I went to the WSJ site to check that one out and discovered it was one of the few non-contest puzzles that I actually already clicked and completed. :D
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hoover wrote: Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:53 pm Fess up, how many of y'all clicked on the September 10 link?
omg! chaos, I tell you...
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Jim and Anita wrote: Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:24 pm Thanks Meg for the link. We are ashore.
What???!!!
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SReh26 wrote: Tue Aug 31, 2021 4:27 pm
Billy M wrote: Tue Aug 31, 2021 4:08 pm
SReh26 wrote: Sun Aug 29, 2021 7:53 pm

Congrats on returning to full time work, assuming congrats are in order, and welcome back!
Thank you so much. Everyone's had it hard over the last year and a half, but I'd wager to say that those of us who find our financial sustenance in the restaurant world have had it particularly tough. I'm glad to be back "behind the stick," as us bartenders call it, and I'm glad to have time to work on the metas again. I've very much missed it.
Yes, congrats on getting through this terrible, godawful time. I agree restaurant and bars were among the hardest hit.

I’m always abashed around bartenders, who are always asking me things that stump me, like, “what’ll ya have” (I don’t drink very often, so I don’t really know) or “what kind of gin?” if I say gin and tonic (I don’t have a favorite brand).

BUT - I do know a few things: prosecco, sweet riesling, a watermelon drink with white rum, Chilean red, pomegranate margaritas and cider. And I had a mixed drink with grapefruit, strawberry and campari once. And I adore iced lattes with Baileys so I stopped.

Do you have a favorite?
If we're talking cocktails - a classic negroni is probably my all time favorite. Equal parts gin, campari, and sweet vermouth, stirred, over the rocks. Express an orange peel and we're good to go. I like the classics in general with some variations. A good Sazerac, Vieux Carré, or a Mai Tai are all things I order in the proper setting, and I love trying the things that other bartenders I respect spend time developing.

But, like a lot of bartenders, if you see me at a bar, I'll be drinking whatever american adjunct lager with a shot of something. For me, it's usually a Miller High Life and a Jameson. Over the years of serving all sorts of people all sorts of things, one tends to return to the basics.
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