"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.
Locked
User avatar
mntlblok
Posts: 258
Joined: Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:13 am
Location: Pompano Beach, FL
Contact:

#401

Post by mntlblok »

Fascinating to me that reasonable alternative answers can be found with some of these metas. At least some of these answers speak to me of the depth of effort that a lot of you folks are capable of diving. Amazing. Don't see how the constructors could anticipate all of them.

Not a big moviegoer, nor watcher, so thumbing through those lists for titles was edifying. After Joe suggested contacting him about alternative answers, my meager efforts yielded only a couple of anagrams. I guess they've run out of movie names, as googling turned up movies titled Dearth and Hatred. I think one of them even garnered "some" kinds of awards. :-)
User avatar
escapeartist
Posts: 172
Joined: Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:24 am

#402

Post by escapeartist »

I already miss the mid-week drama from last week's early contest disclosure

4 stars - would recommend more shenanigans :lol:
User avatar
mheberlingx100
Posts: 241
Joined: Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:39 am

#403

Post by mheberlingx100 »

Refresh … refresh … refresh (me waiting for puzzle to post on Thursday afternoon).
User avatar
LadyBird
Posts: 435
Joined: Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:20 pm
Location: Chicagoland

#404

Post by LadyBird »

mheberlingx100 wrote: Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:06 pm Refresh … refresh … refresh (me waiting for puzzle to post on Thursday afternoon).
I think we are being punished for last week's early release of the puzzle!
User avatar
mattythewsjpuzzler
Posts: 84
Joined: Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:47 am

#405

Post by mattythewsjpuzzler »

4:08 no puzzle yet? Al probably already has it solved!
User avatar
joequavis
Posts: 406
Joined: Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:29 pm
Location: Windsor, Colorado

#406

Post by joequavis »

mheberlingx100 wrote: Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:06 pm Refresh … refresh … refresh (me waiting for puzzle to post on Thursday afternoon).
and then checking here to make sure it's not just me...
Chaddog on MGWCC leaderboard
Matt in real life
By jove, quasi-confused I am! (9)
User avatar
Al Sisti
Posts: 1531
Joined: Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:28 pm
Location: Whitesboro NY

#407

Post by Al Sisti »

mattythewsjpuzzler wrote: Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:08 pm 4:08 no puzzle yet? Al probably already has it solved!
Al was thinking "Wouldn't it be funny if the name of this contest was "Number Puzzles" and I kept refreshing anyway?"
MatthewL
Posts: 89
Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:57 am
Location: Atlanta, GA

#408

Post by MatthewL »

Well, at least I know the stock market was broadly up today.
Matthew
User avatar
Joe Ross
Moderator
Posts: 1962
Joined: Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:46 am
Location: Cincinnati

#409

Post by Joe Ross »

Somebody forgot to feed the interns, again?
Georgeall
Posts: 67
Joined: Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:57 pm

#410

Post by Georgeall »

If there's no puzzle posted by 4:15, then everybody should get a free mug.
hoover
Posts: 281
Joined: Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:26 pm

#411

Post by hoover »

Same here. Refreshing since 15:01 CT.
Franklin.Bluth
Posts: 111
Joined: Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:22 pm

#412

Post by Franklin.Bluth »

I NEED MY FIX
User avatar
JimJim
Posts: 58
Joined: Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:33 pm
Location: Dallas, TX

#413

Post by JimJim »

Ok. Glad to hear it’s not my internet connection
User avatar
femullen
Posts: 203
Joined: Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:02 pm
Location: Shenandoah Valley, Virginia

#414

Post by femullen »

Back in college, I was told you wait 15 minutes for a full professor. How long do we wait for Matt?
For nudges, feel free to PM me. I won't have a clue how to help you, but you just might shove me ashore.
User avatar
Bob cruise director
Cruise Director
Posts: 2969
Joined: Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:38 pm
Location: any golf course that will take my money

#415

Post by Bob cruise director »

Well, we can't blame Ada
Bob Stevens
Cruise Director
zach
Posts: 33
Joined: Tue May 25, 2021 1:55 pm

#416

Post by zach »

Maybe this is all part of this week’s meta?

“The answer is a 9-letter adjective that describes this puzzle”

…invisible

Edit: and in case there’s any confusion, I made that up. I have no insider information about this week’s meta!
Last edited by zach on Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Al Sisti
Posts: 1531
Joined: Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:28 pm
Location: Whitesboro NY

#417

Post by Al Sisti »

And here I thought the slowest time could travel was at an elementary school orchestra recital.
User avatar
C=64
Posts: 422
Joined: Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:29 pm
Location: PDX, via NH/VT

#418

Post by C=64 »

This week's puzzle is a real dud.
User avatar
sharkicicles
Posts: 429
Joined: Fri May 10, 2019 12:03 pm
Location: Chicago

#419

Post by sharkicicles »

Why are my hands beginning to shake?
architect
Posts: 38
Joined: Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:26 am
Location: Connecticut

#420

Post by architect »

Getting antsy here.
Locked