"2+2=5" - February 28, 2020

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"2+2=5" - February 28, 2020

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Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:07 pm

This week's contest is titled 2+2=5 by Matt Gaffney

The answer to this week's contest crossword is a word heard in math class. (not that word another one)

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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Post by LesY » Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:16 pm

Ashore! Fun one by Matt.

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Post by Al Sisti » Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:18 pm

Yep, on shore (and in nicer weather). Guinness me please!

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Post by mheberlingx100 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:20 pm

On shore. Irish coffee for me, it's cold and windy in NJ

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Post by BrianMac » Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:30 pm

On shore. Iced coffee please. :)

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Post by Streroto » Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:34 pm

Ashore. Happy to have an easy one after flaming out last week. Weekend now free for MGWCC week 4!!

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Post by Al Sisti » Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:34 pm

BrianMac wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:30 pm
On shore. Iced coffee please. :)
Not a problem... send your hot coffee to my house and I'll get it right back to you the way you like it.

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Post by Meg » Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:40 pm

Well, I certainly made this harder than it had to be. On the beach, which leaves me time for the other metas we have this weekend!

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Post by TMart » Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:43 pm

Quick trip to shore. I'll take a light beer - the Guinness is starting to show.

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Post by FrankieHeck » Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:45 pm

On shore, having a light beer with TMart.

Had a brief wave of panic when I saw numbers in the title, but I took some deep breaths, and it was okay.

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Post by damefox » Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:45 pm

Ashore. I feel confident about my answer, but pretty "meh" about the puzzle overall.

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Post by Beth Tyrpin » Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:51 pm

I liked it. 🏝🥨🍹

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Post by joequavis » Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:58 pm

Ashore! Saving on postage and just having a hot coffee.
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Post by Hector » Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:00 pm

Solid meta, maybe not truly Gaffney-1D.

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Post by oldjudge » Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:00 pm

On shore. I thought the puzzle was fun, although I must admit that my knowledge of Kansas Congressmen and Audrey Tautou movies is pretty limited.

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Post by Joe Ross » Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:01 pm

Ashore & submitted.

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Post by BarbaraK » Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:03 pm

Kas 1 - the Metas that yield the A-Ha Moment too early...and I'm irritable about it, because I'm a dork.

Now watch the crossword gods give me an MGWCC tomorrow that leaves me completely and utterly lost.

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Post by FrankieHeck » Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:08 pm

BarbaraK wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:03 pm
Kas 1 - the Metas that yield the A-Ha Moment too early...and I'm irritable about it, because I'm a dork.

Now watch the crossword gods give me an MGWCC tomorrow that leaves me completely and utterly lost.
Now you've done it. At least we'll have someone to blame, now.

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Post by Abide » Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:10 pm

Had to circle the wagons for a few minutes before the light came on. :idea:

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#20

Post by Tina » Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:10 pm

On shore! Had a tough time with the NE corner and the cross at 6A and 6D.

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