"Dude Where's My Car?" - September 10, 2021

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SReh26 wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:56 am Was anyone else a little unnerved by the fact that nothing spelled out Toyota specifically? I mean of course I got it, but usually the meta answer is spelled out, isn’t it?
Not particularly. I prefer the ones that don't. I figure more figuring and less monkeying around with letters until something sticks. (Of course monkeying around to get to the *start* of something to start figuring is fine.)

I was actually expecting to look of the makers of those cars the see if the makers spell something. I wasn't expect the makes of the cars to ... be the end of it.
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woozy wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:26 am
SReh26 wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:56 am
I figure more figuring and less monkeying around with letters until something sticks. (Of course monkeying around to get to the *start* of something to start figuring is fine.)

I was actually expecting to look of the makers of those cars the see if the makers spell something. I wasn't expect the makes of the cars to ... be the end of it.
Ahhh. There lies my issue with these things. Have yet to distinguish, categorize, nor characterize monkeying around properly. Shall get right on it.
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Joe Ross wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:46 pm
SReh26 wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:17 pm I got a 9:45 on today’s wsj crossword btw, just sayin.’
(blows on fingertips)
Ben Affleck in The Accountant, right?

🙂🧠
https://hypebeast.com/2021/9/ben-afflec ... ement-info

Wasn't familiar with the movie. 9:45 a caliber reference?
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mntlblok wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:46 am
Joe Ross wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:46 pm
SReh26 wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:17 pm I got a 9:45 on today’s wsj crossword btw, just sayin.’
(blows on fingertips)
Ben Affleck in The Accountant, right?

🙂🧠
https://hypebeast.com/2021/9/ben-afflec ... ement-info

Wasn't familiar with the movie. 9:45 a caliber reference?
9:45 was Christina's solve time for this puzzle.


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MikeMillerwsj wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:00 pm As you Muggles might have surmised, this was a massive end-of-summer blockbuster!
We had 4,554 entries, which I think is an all-time record (our Muggle historians can back me up). And an eye-popping 98% correct. Perhaps an easier-than-usual puzzle, perhaps our solvers are getting better and better at this, and spreading the word... One for the books no matter how you slice it. Congrats to all, and special congrats to the solver who overcame bigger-than-usual odds to win this one: Kim Knapp of Duluth, Ga.!
This blew away the previous records by a lot.

4558 submissions beat the old record of 3998
4467 correct answers beat the old record of 3758
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Joe Ross wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:42 am
mntlblok wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:46 am
Joe Ross wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:46 pm

Ben Affleck in The Accountant, right?

🙂🧠
https://hypebeast.com/2021/9/ben-afflec ... ement-info

Wasn't familiar with the movie. 9:45 a caliber reference?
9:45 was Christina's solve time for this puzzle.


Too funny- I never saw the movie.
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Can you just see Muggles on dates?

“Oh look honey, if you take only the center letters of these menu items it spells out another word...!”

Date looks around nervously, gestures to waiter...
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SReh26 wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:29 am Can you just see Muggles on dates?

“Oh look honey, if you take only the center letters of these menu items it spells out another word...!”

Date looks around nervously, gestures to waiter...
So, I have theatre tickets for the Nutcracker on Thursday evening...
Thursday? Oh no, sorry I’m busy Thursday evening.
You are?
Yes, sorry. Long story.
Oh...okay.
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Have they announced the winner of this puzzle?
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cremebrulee wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:59 pm Have they announced the winner of this puzzle?
Yes! And it was the same person as every other week - NOT ME :D :cry:
MikeMillerwsj wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:00 pm As you Muggles might have surmised, this was a massive end-of-summer blockbuster!
We had 4,554 entries, which I think is an all-time record (our Muggle historians can back me up). And an eye-popping 98% correct. Perhaps an easier-than-usual puzzle, perhaps our solvers are getting better and better at this, and spreading the word... One for the books no matter how you slice it. Congrats to all, and special congrats to the solver who overcame bigger-than-usual odds to win this one: Kim Knapp of Duluth, Ga.!
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SewYoung wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:50 pm And the answer is… [pause for drum roll 🥁]

Toy Otamatone
I had to look that up when I saw the answer. Never heard of such a thing.... but I want one!
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Neither had I before I went searching for a word beginning in “OTA” to fit the meta mechanism. I spent way too much time watching videos of them. Want to give them as Xmas gifts.

This might be the best
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Bob cruise director wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:13 am
MikeMillerwsj wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:00 pm As you Muggles might have surmised, this was a massive end-of-summer blockbuster!
We had 4,554 entries, which I think is an all-time record (our Muggle historians can back me up). And an eye-popping 98% correct. Perhaps an easier-than-usual puzzle, perhaps our solvers are getting better and better at this, and spreading the word... One for the books no matter how you slice it. Congrats to all, and special congrats to the solver who overcame bigger-than-usual odds to win this one: Kim Knapp of Duluth, Ga.!
This blew away the previous records by a lot.

4558 submissions beat the old record of 3998
4467 correct answers beat the old record of 3758
What were the wrong answers for this one?
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Bill Bovard wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:11 pm
Bob cruise director wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:13 am
MikeMillerwsj wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:00 pm As you Muggles might have surmised, this was a massive end-of-summer blockbuster!
We had 4,554 entries, which I think is an all-time record (our Muggle historians can back me up). And an eye-popping 98% correct. Perhaps an easier-than-usual puzzle, perhaps our solvers are getting better and better at this, and spreading the word... One for the books no matter how you slice it. Congrats to all, and special congrats to the solver who overcame bigger-than-usual odds to win this one: Kim Knapp of Duluth, Ga.!
This blew away the previous records by a lot.

4558 submissions beat the old record of 3998
4467 correct answers beat the old record of 3758
What were the wrong answers for this one?
Good question. Since Mike did not post them, they were probably all over the place
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Bill Bovard wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:11 pm What were the wrong answers for this one?
as I started to do before realizing... :

T T T T T :lol:
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MikeMillerwsj wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:00 pm As you Muggles might have surmised, this was a massive end-of-summer blockbuster!
We had 4,554 entries, which I think is an all-time record (our Muggle historians can back me up). And an eye-popping 98% correct. Perhaps an easier-than-usual puzzle, perhaps our solvers are getting better and better at this, and spreading the word... One for the books no matter how you slice it. Congrats to all, and special congrats to the solver who overcame bigger-than-usual odds to win this one: Kim Knapp of Duluth, Ga.!
Literally across the street from Johns Creek GA. Go Dawgs
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a BIG rolling double finger point to our Cruise Director on getting us all back on the ship, ready and loaded, for the next contest puzzle.

Kinda like herding cats, apparently, but we all made it back aboard - and Isaac, after a lonely weekend, is all smiles. :D
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Flying_Burrito wrote: Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:30 am
MikeMillerwsj wrote: Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:00 pm A
Literally across the street from Johns Creek GA.
Home of the executive director of USTA Southern Section. :-)
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