"Game Pieces" - February 21, 2020

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"Game Pieces" - February 21, 2020

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Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:07 pm

Greetings muggles

Today's puzzle is titled GAME PIECES by Patrick Berry

The answer to this week's contest is the name of a game. (Settler's of Catan maybe???)

Also as a resource and a lot of work by a couple of muggles, the past WSJ crossword contests and solutions are available on the blog at Come Aboard/FAQs – community/Past WSJ Crossword Contests & Solutions. They provide a tremendous resource for learning and refreshing about the techniques used to solve meta contests.
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#2

Post by Hector » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:16 pm

Week 1.5?

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#3

Post by DBMiller » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:16 pm

Done and done

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#4

Post by Leslie » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:18 pm

Fun one! Thought I had it part way through grid but kept going just to be sure.

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#5

Post by damefox » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:20 pm

Ashore. I have a minor nitpick, but overall I enjoyed it.

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#6

Post by Wendy Walker » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:23 pm

Solved! 52A startled me for a minute.
Good luck, fellow Muggles!

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#7

Post by Meg » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:24 pm

It’s not often that I get the meta after completing one quarter of the grid..... A Rows Garden by Patrick Berry can take me hours. Some of his variety puzzles are hard! This meta, not so much.

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#8

Post by FrankieHeck » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:27 pm

On shore, playing drinking games.

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#9

Post by Thurman8er » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:32 pm

On shore!

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#10

Post by michaelm » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:36 pm

On Shore.
Hope all have a nice weekend!

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Post by CallMeShane » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:44 pm

I believe I see this one. May be wrong. In any case, tentatively on shore

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#12

Post by gdshort » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:46 pm

Another quick swim ashore and peaceful weekend!

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#13

Post by Drysdale » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:50 pm

Ashore.

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Post by joequavis » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:51 pm

Count me ashore. Submitted an answer I can defend :)
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#15

Post by mheberlingx100 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:51 pm

On shore, i think. Hope it's not quicksand.

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#16

Post by BethA » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:53 pm

On the beach! 🏖 🍷

Early this week, as my schedule was a little different today. Loved the puzzle!

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#17

Post by PastWSJCCsolutions » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:57 pm

Ashore & submitted.

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Post by Anita » Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:00 pm

On shore! Nice easy one for a change.

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Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:01 pm

On shore - wife is happy!!
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#20

Post by TMart » Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:08 pm

On shore. Fun puzzle and game.

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