"In The Hopper" - March 6, 2020

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"In The Hopper" - March 6, 2020

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Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:06 pm

This week's contest is titled IN THE HOPPER by Joanne Sullivan who I believe is a new creator

The answer to this week's contest is a six-letter word

Good luck with the meta and winning the mug
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#2

Post by Leslie » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:16 pm

On shore and avoiding spoilers!

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#3

Post by Al Sisti » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:17 pm

On shore... fun one. Guinness please?

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#4

Post by LesY » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:17 pm

On shore as well! Fun one, and glad to see a guest constructor. Thanks Joanne!

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#5

Post by docison » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:21 pm

Grid played a bit harder than usual, meta not so much.

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#6

Post by Jazzvibist » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:23 pm

Ashore. Clever. Ditto thanks to Joanne.

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#7

Post by Meg » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:26 pm

Welcome Joanne! Nice meta! On the beach.

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#8

Post by FrankieHeck » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:28 pm

On shore.

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#9

Post by BrianMac » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:29 pm

On the beach, ready to enjoy the weekend. Thanks, Joanne!

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#10

Post by Joe » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:29 pm

Grid a bit tougher than usual (like an NYT Wednesday), Meta was a breeze. Gimme a big ol' drink with an umbrella in it.

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#11

Post by TMart » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:30 pm

On shore. Nicely done.

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#12

Post by damefox » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:33 pm

Ashore! Nice contribution from a guest constructor. Agree the grid was harder than usual but the meta was not (maybe a 2/5 in difficulty).

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Post by Wendy Walker » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:38 pm

I agree that the grid was tougher than usual. A clever meta! Thank you, Joanne!
Good luck, fellow Muggles!

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Post by joequavis » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:38 pm

Ashore! Now off to finish the grid...
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Post by Scott Medvetz » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:39 pm

On shore. Always nice to have a new constructor to decipher.

Unfortunately with this nasty cold, I'll limit my celebratory libation to tea with lemon and honey. I promise to make up for it next week.
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#16

Post by Obie J » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:40 pm

Glad to be on shore!

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#17

Post by MarkL » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:42 pm

Done and done. Agree grid was a welcome challenge. Oho, there's Guiness in the fridge!! Cheers!
'tis... A lovely day for a Guinness!

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#18

Post by geeteebee » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:44 pm

I keep waiting for a week when I solve the meta and all the comments are about how hard it is and how everyone else has given up...guess I'll have to wait another week. Done.

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#19

Post by steveb » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:45 pm

Onshore. Welcome to a new constructor! Grid was a little trickier than some. Meta was fun.

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#20

Post by DaveKennison » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:46 pm

Ashore! Rather easy one!

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