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Solo1 (Solo1)
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Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 7:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

They do it one way in New York.
We have our own idea here.
What is it that they do?
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Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 11:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is "here" Texas, USA? Or a specific part of Texas, USA? Or not Texas at all?

Would it be true if you had said instead:
"They do it one way in New York. We do it a different way."

Would it be true if you had said instead:
"They do it one way in New York. We think they should do it a different way."
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Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 12:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is "here" Texas, USA? Or a specific part of Texas, USA? No to both. Or not Texas at all? Right. 'here' is not here, where I am, and I am not a part of 'we,' but I will answer as if this were the case.

Would it be true if you had said instead:
"They do it one way in New York. We do it a different way." Yes

Would it be true if you had said instead:

"They do it one way in New York. We think they should do it a different way." No. Their way is their way, and that's fine with 'us.' In fact, their way inspired our way, in a way.
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Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 1:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do they do it in Boston the same as they do it in New York [I assume we're talking about NYC, not the state]?
Is it kind of an East Coast/West Coast thing?
Is it a physical activity? Something they say, or how they say it?
Food relevant?
Architecture?
Urban planning?
Arts in general?
Something most New Yorkers do? Or merely those with a particular interest?
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Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 2:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do they do it in Boston the same as they do it in New York I don't know if they do it in Boston or not, but if they do, it is probably different than NY.[I assume we're talking about NYC, not the state]? Yes, we are.
Is it kind of an East Coast/West Coast thing? No
Is it a physical activity?Physical activity is involved. Something they say, or how they say it? No to both.
Food relevant? Not in NYC; yopishly here.
Architecture?
Urban planning? No to both.
Arts in general? I suppose you could sorta, kinda, yopishly say it is related to the arts.
Something most New Yorkers do? Or merely those with a particular interest? Most New Yorkers are not involved in doing this; some may watch. Same for 'here.' But, in either case, they are not limited to any particular interest.
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Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 1:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Some competition, like sports? The hot dog eating contest? Broadway Theater?
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Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 4:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this something done by individuals in New York and wherever-you-are?

Or is this something done by groups? Companies/businesses? Local government?

Are you in USA as well?
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Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 - 5:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Some competition, like sports? The hot dog eating contest? No to all. Broadway Theater?No, but yopish, in a way.
Is this something done by individuals in New York and wherever-you-are?

Or is this something done by groups? YesCompanies/businesses? Local government? Might be sponsored by businesses, but mostly, if not entirely, local government.

Are you in USA as well?Yes, and relevant.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 12:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this some event put on by local government in celebration of something?

Eg July 4th celebrations, where perhaps New York do a load of fireworks, and whereever-you-are you do something else that probably involves eating something and performing a bit?
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Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 4:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this some event put on by local government in celebration of something? Yes!

Eg July 4th celebrations, but not July 4, where perhaps New York do a load of fireworks, fireworks may be present, but n.r., and wherever-you-are you do something else that probably involves eating something no doubt food is consumed, but food is relevant in another way as well. and performing a bit? Yes, there is a bit of a show.

Good questions! Here's a free hint: I think Nimue would enjoy being 'here.'
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Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 8:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are you throwing pies in someone's face?
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Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 9:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are you throwing pies in someone's face? No. However, 'pie' is somewhat relevant. Hint: follow up the 'celebration' element.
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Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 4:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A little nudge: this wasn't the 4th of July, so that eliminates one celebration.
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Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 6:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The only particularly unusual pies I'm aware of that Americans eat are pumpkin pies and pecan pies. Can't remember if either of them relate to celebrations or whether they're eaten all year round. :-S Either of them got anything to do with this?

Are you in a specific American city? Or are there lots of cities that do it your way?

Do we celebrate this celebration in the UK? Do we do it in London the same way you do it there, or they do it in NY?
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Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 6:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Another celebration: New Year's Eve? Christmas Parade?
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Posted on Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 2:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The only particularly unusual pies I'm aware of that Americans eat are pumpkin pies and pecan pies. Can't remember if either of them relate to celebrations or whether they're eaten all year round. Pecan pies are eaten all year around. Pumpkin pies are eaten all year round, but are especially associated with Thanksgiving and Christmas. Neither has anything to do with the puzzle. In fact, concentrating on 'pies' may be a dead end.
Are you in a specific American city? Yes Or are there lots of cities that do it your way? a number of cities do something similar, but only one does it exactly our way, and that's us!
Do we celebrate this celebration in the UK? YesDo we do it in London the same way you do it there, I'm pretty sure not! or they do it in NY? don't know, but doubt it.

Another celebration: New Year's Eve? YES
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Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 2:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Instead of a "pie" - would it be a "ball"?
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Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 2:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dropping the Times Square ball relevant? Do other towns drop other objects?
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Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 4:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Instead of a "pie" - would it be a "ball"? Yes/yope - see below.
Dropping the Times Square ball relevant? Do other towns drop other objects?Yes to both.

***********SPOILER**************
Inspired by the dropping of the crystal ball in NYC's Times Square, some other cities have taken to dropping a symbol of local industry to mark the New Year. Some of these include: an 800-lb peach in Atlanta, GA; a wedge of cheese in Plymouth, WI; a lump of (Styrofoam) coal in Shamokin, PA; a 200-lb chunk of bologna in Lebanon, PA; and a frozen carp in Praire du Chien, WI.
And in Mobile, AL, they drop an 'electronic representation' of a Moon Pie!


The reason I put inverted commas around 'pie' in my answers above is, of course, that a Moon Pie isn't really a pie.
And the reason for the title of this puzzle? I was doing a crossword puzzle in which the clue was 'Mobile home,' and the answer, instead of being 'trailer,' as I entered, was 'Alabama.' Sheesh!
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Posted on Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 5:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ambiguous crossword clues can be amusing and/or frustrating. One of my favorites is "duck down", which can either mean to lower one's head, or the feathers of a type of waterfowl. I have seen at least one single crossword where that clue was used twice, once in each sense.

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