"Make Him From Them" - January 29, 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.
Rate the difficulty of the meta
User avatar
Bob cruise director
Cruise Director
Posts: 2621
Joined: Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:38 pm
Location: any golf course that will take my money

"Make Him From Them" - January 29, 2021


Post by Bob cruise director »

This week's contest is titled Make Him from Them by Matt Gaffney. The answer to this week's contest crossword is a one-named singer.

And since we have a week before the Super Bowl, I thought of this and figured that we could both pump up the crowd and do a video of "Are you ready for a meta? Thursday night Meta is on tonight"

Complete with videos of AHA moments and frustration
Complete with video of Matt and Mike


Good luck with the grid and the meta
Bob Stevens
Cruise Director
User avatar
Al Sisti
Posts: 1370
Joined: Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:28 pm
Location: Whitesboro NY


Post by Al Sisti »

“Toes in the sand,”
Said the most happy man.
“If I had a Guinness,
My life would be swell.” Wait, wait… “grand!” Shoot!
User avatar
Posts: 224
Joined: Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:39 am
Location: Jamaica Plain, MA


Post by Dannyvee »

Toes in the sand!
I deny Evan screwed up. (8)
User avatar
Posts: 143
Joined: Sat May 11, 2019 12:45 pm
Location: New Hampshire


Post by Joe »

Definitely got the answer, but still not entirely certain as to why. I'll call myself on shore.
User avatar
Posts: 115
Joined: Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:22 pm
Location: Colorado


Post by ajk »

Pretty sure I'm on shore.
User avatar
Posts: 471
Joined: Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:22 pm
Location: Near Louisville Ky


Post by ky-mike »

On the beach. Dryuary continues, so ginger ale for me, please.
User avatar
Posts: 747
Joined: Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:16 am
Location: Pasadena, CA


Post by oldjudge »

Ashore with Guinness
User avatar
Posts: 870
Joined: Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:24 pm
Location: Studio City, CA


Post by hcbirker »

On shore!
User avatar
Posts: 269
Joined: Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:05 pm
Location: Fresno, CA


Post by Thurman8er »

With a Week 5 coming up tomorrow, it looks like Matt took some pity on us today.


On shore.
User avatar
Posts: 721
Joined: Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:19 pm
Location: Florida


Post by TPS »

Posts: 32
Joined: Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:46 pm


Post by MileHighSolver »

Quick swim! Going to open up the beautiful Willett bottle I got for Christmas and see if the juice is just as good.
User avatar
Posts: 733
Joined: Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:10 am
Location: Chicago


Post by KayW »

:desert_island: Done!
Posts: 50
Joined: Sat May 09, 2020 6:02 pm


Post by paige11 »

On shore!
Posts: 46
Joined: Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:57 pm


Post by Georgeall »

User avatar
Cap'n Rick
Posts: 103
Joined: Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:44 pm
Location: Nahant, MA


Post by Cap'n Rick »

Andrew Bradburn
Posts: 94
Joined: Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:51 pm
Location: Los Angeles


Post by Andrew Bradburn »

Made it to shore quickly this week!
User avatar
Beth Tyrpin
Posts: 311
Joined: Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:11 pm


Post by Beth Tyrpin »

User avatar
Joe Ross
Posts: 1672
Joined: Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:46 am
Location: Cincinnati


Post by Joe Ross »

Ashore, on the beach, sand between my toes, off of the boat, arrived on land by ship's runabout, & drinking a Guinness at the Tiki bar.


The scary part is tomorrow's MGWCC.
User avatar
Posts: 127
Joined: Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:28 pm


Post by DaveKennison »

Ashore ... I think ... though I’m going to spend some time pondering this ... 🤨.

Okay, so that didn’t take long ... I’m either on shore or I will be part of a large and furious mob demanding an explanation come Sunday. Meanwhile, I’d best get busy and stake out my tiny fraction of what is going to be a very crowded beach ... 😜.
Last edited by DaveKennison on Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.