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Re: The methodology discussion

Postby Dominick » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:29 pm

Have you ever eaten at Eastwest. I had a Bloomin' Onion and it was delirious. Did I say Eastwest, I meant Outback. My bad, you know how the words are interchangeable.
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Re: The methodology discussion

Postby Choice » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:42 pm

BINGO wrote:Doesn’t really work for down.
In Maine, Down East has been a thing a lot longer than your western movies and country songs. Just admit it was a dumb theory and we can all move on.


I've heard of down south, not down east. Anywho, don't use it if you don't think it's plausible. Just don't have a cow man!
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Re: The methodology discussion

Postby maltedfalcon » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:04 pm

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Re: The methodology discussion

Postby maltedfalcon » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:39 pm

Choice wrote:I thought I should push this thread back up from page 4.

The words up, down, back and out may be used as directional pointers:

up = north
down = south
back = east
out = west

I don't know this was actually used, but it is totally plausible to me as a method.
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Re: The methodology discussion

Postby BINGO » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:54 pm

maltedfalcon wrote:I don't know this was actually used, but it is totally plausible to me as a method.


It’s possible for individual situations and even then more likely to be coincidence. As an all encompassing methodology, ridiculous.

If I’m wrong, I’ll gladly admit it and apologize. Until then, there is some real work that needs to be done to take this theory to the level of method.
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Re: The methodology discussion

Postby Choice » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:33 pm

The whole reason I posted on this thread was so that I don't have to post on 1/2 dozen image threads and then I'd hear from the usual reactive suspects about posting too many times. Control your reactive (today's word) tendencies. :(S
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Re: The methodology discussion

Postby BINGO » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:57 pm

I’ll control my reactions when you control your compulsions.
Tit for tat. It’s a vicious cycle.
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Re: The methodology discussion

Postby Choice » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:18 pm

I'll try to control my compulsion to post useful info. But you go on with your instant knee-jerk (emphasis on jerk) nonsensical postings. :-/
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Re: The methodology discussion

Postby BINGO » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:23 pm

Choice wrote:I'll try to control my compulsion to post useful info. But you go on with your instant knee-jerk (emphasis on jerk) nonsensical postings. :-/


I rest my case.
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Re: The methodology discussion

Postby WilliamTater » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:11 am

Anyone for toast and coffee this morning?
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Re: The methodology discussion

Postby strike13 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:52 pm

Choice wrote:
BINGO wrote:Doesn’t really work for down.
In Maine, Down East has been a thing a lot longer than your western movies and country songs. Just admit it was a dumb theory and we can all move on.


I've heard of down south, not down east. Anywho, don't use it if you don't think it's plausible. Just don't have a cow man!


well it is a thing. in fact...i am taking the Amtrak DOWNEASTER to portland this weekend.
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Re: The methodology discussion

Postby BINGO » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:01 pm

Come on strike, let’s not let facts get in the way of an amazingly productive theory...
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Re: The methodology discussion

Postby renovator » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:09 pm

i am taking the Amtrak DOWNEASTER to portland this weekend

"Down East" is a regional idiom, in much the same way the folks in New Jersey say "down the shore", or the way Texans divide their state into north, south, east, and west when referring to another part of the state. It's perfectly valid, but something I think BP would have avoided in a puzzle designed to appeal to the whole of North America.
An apropos of nothing, Maine is the only state east of the Mississippi River that I have never set foot in. Have a great trip.
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Re: The methodology discussion

Postby strike13 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:46 pm

renovator wrote:
i am taking the Amtrak DOWNEASTER to portland this weekend

"Down East" is a regional idiom, in much the same way the folks in New Jersey say "down the shore", or the way Texans divide their state into north, south, east, and west when referring to another part of the state. It's perfectly valid, but something I think BP would have avoided in a puzzle designed to appeal to the whole of North America.
An apropos of nothing, Maine is the only state east of the Mississippi River that I have never set foot in. Have a great trip.



You are really missing out!! If you ever make it up to Boston you should DEFINITELY check maine out. Portland is awesome...has a lot to offer....good food...good beahs...good scenery. It's only like an hour and 45 mins from Bos.
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Re: The methodology discussion

Postby Choice » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:05 pm

So the point of my post was that there may be alternate meaning to up/down/out/back; perhaps directional pointers like a compass.
Then reactively reject the idea and then suggest that down may mean east which is also a directional pointer. So great, we agree!
In fact I like to expand on my theory and add directional numbers; i.e. 12/north, 3/east, 6/south and 9/west.
Did anyone find a match for the NY clock with only 4 digits on the face?
Down for east works perfectly well for the NY puzzle.

So Matt in his previous post was very sure that he has a match for the clock and eagle. Does the clock have only 4 digits?
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