"Variety Show" - March 20, 2020

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"Variety Show" - March 20, 2020

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Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:26 pm

This week's contest is Variety Show by Mike Shenk

the answer to this week's contest crossword is a ten letter word.

Good luck to all both on the grid and the meta.

And if you have not seen the articles on the crosswords and us from the WSJ, look in either the Acupulco Lounge or Welcome Aboard.
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#2

Post by FrankieHeck » Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:46 pm

On shore! Benefit of having a college kid home with nothing to do...I convinced him to look at it with me, and he found the right path right away.
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#3

Post by joequavis » Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:52 pm

Ashore! Really wish there was one of these per day to help pass the time.

Stay safe all!
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#4

Post by Meg » Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:55 pm

On the beach at the tiki bar trying to use all the lingo. Now I can finally get to the PGWCC!

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#5

Post by LesY » Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:57 pm

On shore! And on to the PGWCC!

Have a great weekend all. Hope some plan to join the Crossword Tournament from your Couch on Saturday.

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#6

Post by FKelly » Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:59 pm

Got it. Nice one. But what does 28A mean or signify?

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#7

Post by Joe Ross » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:01 pm

Ashore & submitted.

Good luck, everyone!

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#8

Post by Jazzvibist » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:05 pm

Ashore - a honey from Mike!

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#9

Post by ektoplasm » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:17 pm

So many so quickly! On shore as well.

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#10

Post by Meg » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:23 pm

FKelly wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:59 pm
Got it. Nice one. But what does 28A mean or signify?
I would explain, but we're not supposed to post spoilers even about grid entries. But you can Google it.

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#11

Post by Laura M » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:45 pm

On shore! The online version didn't have the prompt for the answer, but I decided to see if I could get there without it. Fortunately I did submit a 10-letter word.

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Post by Jazzvibist » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:51 pm

Laura M wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:45 pm
On shore! The online version didn't have the prompt for the answer, but I decided to see if I could get there without it. Fortunately I did submit a 10-letter word.
If by “prompt,” you mean the hint, when that happened to me, I went back to the WSJ Puzzle Page and clicked “Print” instead of “Play,” and that version contained the hint. I then went back and solved on line.

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Post by BethA » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:01 pm

On the beach! 🏖 🍷

I was here at 4pm for a change (can’t visit mom), but the puzzle wasn’t! 😢
It’s ok, we’re here now!

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Post by mheberlingx100 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:12 pm

Took a little while but finally got there. It's a great feeling when you have that "Aha Experience" and you stride up to the beachside bar.

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Post by Tony S » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:15 pm

Ashore. Easy grid; meta not immediately obvious but eventually the light came on.

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Post by Beth Tyrpin » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:38 pm

🏝🍹

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Post by ky-mike » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:42 pm

Easy grid. This one is not singing to me as loudly as the last one did. I will step away and revisit in the morning.
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#18

Post by grwinski » Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:02 pm

Ashore! And the earliest for us in some time! (suggests this may be an all time record number of entries :-( )

The meta quickly popped for Rita - and I didn't have any opportunity to struggle over it :-)

Rita and George

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#19

Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:05 pm

Ashore just behind the winski's. Or rather behind Rita and ahead of George
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#20

Post by Tina » Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:42 pm

I got nothing.

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