"King Me!" - April 30, 2020

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"King Me!" - April 30, 2020

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Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:05 pm

This week's contest is titled "King Me!" by Mike Shenk

The answer to this week's contest crossword is a historic monarch

Good luck with the grid and the meta
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Post by Al Sisti » Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:16 pm

On the beach. Guinness me please!

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Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:17 pm

Al Sisti wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:16 pm
On the beach. Guinness me please!
11 minutes - good but not a record
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#4

Post by Al Sisti » Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:18 pm

Bob cruise director wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:17 pm
Al Sisti wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:16 pm
On the beach. Guinness me please!
11 minutes - good but not a record
I might have been quicker if I drank Coors.

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#5

Post by BrianMac » Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:23 pm

On shore. REALLY liked it!

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Post by Streroto » Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:50 pm

Ashore!! Fun and different.
Stay well all!

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#7

Post by Hector » Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:50 pm

Got it. Step 2 proved ornery for me. Good one.

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Post by Eric Porter » Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:55 pm

On shore. This one reminds me a lot of one of my favorites, but revealing which one it is would be a spoiler. Fun puzzle!

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Post by DaveKennison » Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:56 pm

On shore. Good one!

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Post by Meg » Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:00 pm

I’m on the beach. Very nice puzzle!

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Post by BarbaraK » Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:03 pm

Very clever. Took an extra bit because I had to look up the workings of something I haven’t done in a long time.

And I just noticed a bow to wrap it all up (or maybe just a coincidence:)

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Post by JPMalone » Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:11 pm

Made it ashore, lot of fun this one

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Post by steveb » Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:12 pm

Done and submitted.

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Post by tim1217 » Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:12 pm

On shore! Took me a little longer than it should have. but I had to do something first (see BarbaraK above).
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Post by Scott Medvetz » Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:13 pm

Hector wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:50 pm
Got it. Step 2 proved ornery for me. Good one.
Likewise, but on shore. Now I'll see if I can find a rabbit to chase in the PGWCC.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
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Post by mheberlingx100 » Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:18 pm

On shore, having chased the wrong rabbit for a short time. I’ll place my order for a Guinness to be served once Happy Hour starts in the Pacific time zone.

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Post by Beth Tyrpin » Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:22 pm

🏝🍹

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Post by edot » Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:24 pm

On shore! Brilliant meta. I'll take a rosé--warm weather ahead this weekend!

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Post by Wendy Walker » Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:30 pm

Wow, I had to do some serious remedial work before I got this one!
Good luck, fellow Muggles!

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Post by Wendy Walker » Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:31 pm

BarbaraK wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:03 pm
Very clever. Took an extra bit because I had to look up the workings of something I haven’t done in a long time.

And I just noticed a bow to wrap it all up (or maybe just a coincidence:)
A "long time" being decades, literally, in my case!
Good luck, fellow Muggles!

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