12:01 AM
my theory is OVERTLY (forcibly), remove L (right), after (right to) P (clear) = POVERTY (need)
the only problem is that "overtly" doesn't mean "forcibly"
okay, the only two problems are that plus the fact that L means left instead of right
actually, the only three problems are those two plus the fact that "right" is used twice
also P doesn't mean "clear"... hmm
okay, the only four problems --

Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition.

12:34 AM
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@jafe + 1 2 3 4

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10:05 AM
@balazs.com Someone thinking about posting an answer should post an answer. Comments are explicitly not where answers go (and vice versa), and answers in comments actually are not exactly what we want on this site. Also, next time you’re thinking about posting a critique of someone else’s puzzle, I’d encourage you to withhold. Your intimation that this one is low quality, over-broad, or off-topic seems at best very premature, and available evidence suggests is unwarranted. Indeed it borders on rude, and I’d encourage you to delete it. — Rubio ♦ 1 hour ago

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Mary has a password-protected smartphone, but she is not very good at remembering numbers. She decided to come up with a simple mnemonic, "My favorite things are MILK and EGGS." Her password is 4-digits long. What is it?

@Rubio Thanks for the comment, I had realized that that comment was an exact copy of a comment I had posted on one of their puzzles, but I didn't flag it because I didn't really know the proper etiquette in these kinds of situations

I had a suspicion it was a copy of something they’d received but didn’t feel like looking for it. I just chose to imitate it in return while making my point. Comparing that user’s typical question to yours, even obliquely like that, is comical. But whatever.
Especially in context I’d find a rude/abusive flag pretty fitting.

Yeah I dropped a flag on it, hopefully their behavior improves a bit after this

I won’t be holding my breath.

10:18 AM
Don't you lose rep for being flagged for being rude?

do you?

I looked it up, and it appears you do lose rep - 100 to be precise - from having a question getting flagged then deleted for being rude/abusive, but I haven't found anything for comment flags

what!?? -100 is harsh...
but they deserve it :P

Requires 6 community flags or 1 mod flag

Beware: Any mod can remove 100 rep from you. So don't you dare make them angry.

10:25 AM
Nah, the mods here are pretty chill, I don't think we're doing anything to really make them angry

shoe polishing ;)

10:43 AM
...they copied one of my comments again. What is even going on anymore...
I'm not gonna even bother writing a response, I'm just gonna let the community and mods handle the situation

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11:00 AM
@jafe Hm? Were you gonna say something?

11:22 AM
thought better of it

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I deleted balasz's weird passive-aggressive comment and the subsequent discussion from that question.

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Ooh, just thought of something for the CCCC. "To clear" can mean "to net" (as in "he cleared a million dollars this year") and thus can be a connector between wordplay (before it) and definition (after it).

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@Sphinx Appel and Haken proved the four-coloring theorem.

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