MGWCC #259 — Friday, May 17th, 2013 — “Where in the World…?”


I’ll be gone all day so I’m posting early (I don’t fully trust WordPress’s autopost). Probably won’t be verifying entries until this evening, so please don’t fret if you don’t see your name on the leaderboard until tonight.


On what website can you UNFOLLOW a thread, UNBLOCK another user, UNLIKE a comment, UNHIDE a post, and UNFRIEND someone altogether? FACEBOOK, of course, which 575 meta-solvers found. 12 incorrect entries also came in, 8 of which were for TWITTER. You can unfollow someone on Twitter, but can’t unfriend or unlike anyone or anything (not sure about unblock or unhide, but I don’t think you can do those, either).

3 guesses also came in for the United Nations’ website, Close but no cigar, since the un-words weren’t merely random.

Jeremy Lin writes:

Apropos this week’s challenege, and because it’s Eurovision time (my favorite ridiculous time of the year), here is a (slightly off-color, so if you offend easily please don’t click) Facebook-related song, San Marino’s Eurovision entry for 2012. All I have to say is that she clearly uses Facebook very differently from the way I do.

This week’s winner, whose name was chosen randomly from the 575 correct entries received, is Josh Kuritzky of Cleveland, O. In addition to a MGWCC pen, pencil and notepad set, Josh will also receive a 1-year subscription to Puzzazz’s Year of Puzzles 2013.


In addition to a MGWCC pen, pencil and notepad set, weekly winners for the rest of May will also receive a 20-week subscription to Peter Gordon‘s new Fireball Newsweekly Crosswords.


This week’s contest answer is where I’ll be heading for vacation next week. Submit your answer in the form on the left sidebar by Tuesday at noon ET. Note: the submissions form disappears from the site promptly at noon on Tuesday.

To print the puzzle out, click on the image below and hit “print” on your browser. To solve using Across Lite either solve on the applet below or download the free software here, then join the Google Group (2,036 members now!) here.


Solve well, and be not led astray by words intended to deceive.

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