"What Not To Do" - March 27, 2020

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Re: "What Not To Do" - March 27, 2020

#21

Post by MajordomoTom » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:31 pm

same, on the beach. watching the tide roll away. hoping that I'm at the right tiki hut. It's tiki, it's deserted, but there are other tikis around.

will sleep before I submit to the WSJ gods.
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"Lots of planets have a North", the Ninth Doctor.

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#22

Post by LesY » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:34 pm

Ashore! I was doing it wrong. Agree with those who needed some time to get comfortable, and I’ll sleep on it as well.

Who’s up for beach volleyball at a 6-foot remove?

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#23

Post by Al Sisti » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:39 pm

Tom Shea wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:49 pm
Al Sisti wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:23 pm
On the beach; two feet in the sand and six feet from anyone else. Enjoyed this one. Guinness me please... What? Get it myself??
Six feet is very easy at Fort DeRussy beach. For the first time since the tiki huts were here a hundred years ago. That's diamond head in the distance.

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#24

Post by MajordomoTom » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:39 pm

fo shizzle
"Lots of planets have a North", the Ninth Doctor.

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#25

Post by PeterLeea1a » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:44 pm

I feel like I'm on the right track but not still not getting it...

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#26

Post by Dplass » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:53 pm

PeterLeea1a wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:44 pm
I feel like I'm on the right track but not still not getting it...
Same.

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#27

Post by FrankieHeck » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:06 pm

I keep trying to do the same thing, and it keeps not quite working. And to make matters worse, my Dad (who has only ever solved a couple of these) emailed to say he thinks he figured it out.

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#28

Post by Tina » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:09 pm

Count me on shore. Nice to see a reference to the recently late Kenny Rogers.

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#29

Post by TPS » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:09 pm

Another week - another puzzle done in 15 minutes and another week with zero hope of getting the meta.

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#30

Post by Wendy Walker » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:13 pm

Laura M wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:52 pm
Ooh clever! I had to backsolve a bit but I get it now.
Exactly my experience!
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#31

Post by edot » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:35 pm

Grid done in ~15. All the signs are staring right at me but I can't seem to figure out what to do with them!

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#32

Post by TPS » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:38 pm

edot wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:35 pm
Grid done in ~15. All the signs are staring right at me but I can't seem to figure out what to do with them!
Same - This really might be the last one I do if I don't figure it out this week. This is so frustrating I'm gonna end up smashing my laptop if I keep trying these - I wish I had never heard of meta. I used to really enjoy crossword puzzles.

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#33

Post by Eric Porter » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:47 pm

mheberlingx100 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:17 pm
I think I got it but am only 75% sure. It all seems to make sense but doesn't seem as rock solid as some other weeks.
I stared at this one for a while. I kept trying the same kind of thing and I have an answer that makes some sense and is defensible, but I'm not 100% sure either. I don't really see how it could be anything else, but there's one little thing that's bothering me. It does make sense from one point of view though...

I'm going to look at it some more and probably submit on Saturday. If I get this one correct, it will be a full year of successfully solving the WSJ Crossword Contest so I don't want to mess it up now.

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#34

Post by BarbaraK » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:47 pm

Well isn't that clever! On shore and absolutely sure of the process and the answer.

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#35

Post by Al Sisti » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:50 pm

MajordomoTom wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:39 pm
fo shizzle
Ain't we "street"?

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#36

Post by Al Sisti » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:53 pm

BrianMac wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:27 pm
Safely ashore and wearing my social distance donut. :D


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You're a loon. At least my idea was going to be three hula hoops put together. Love it!

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#37

Post by Beth Tyrpin » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:54 pm

🏝🍹

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#38

Post by TMart » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:01 pm

On shore - almost forgot it was Thursday again. Bartender, just leave that Guinness on the tiki bar and walk away - I'll come get it when you're six feet away, and then retreat to my own patch of sand with it.

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#39

Post by BrianDavidson » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:35 pm

On shore. I’m certain of the answer and have submitted, but not quite sure how I got the last little bit.

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#40

Post by hcbirker » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:37 pm

Lost at sea. Hoping for post enlightenment!
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