"Build Your Brand" - May 8, 2020

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"Build Your Brand" - May 8, 2020

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Post by Bob cruise director » Thu May 07, 2020 4:05 pm

This week's contest is titled Build Your Brand by the nefarious Matt Gaffney

The answer to this week's contest is a well known company. Special credit goes to anyone who works or has worked for the company.

Good luck with grid and the meta

and stay safe
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#2

Post by TPS » Thu May 07, 2020 4:09 pm

I won't be able to work the puzzle until later this evening - so you'll all have to do w/o my moaning about not getting the meta fo a few hours! :lol: :lol:

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#3

Post by boharr » Thu May 07, 2020 4:27 pm

Compared to some of the grids I've struggled through this week, this one was a snap. Thank you, Matt.

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#4

Post by Joe Ross » Thu May 07, 2020 4:31 pm

Grid: easy. Meta? 80% ashore? I hope? Maybe?

Got a favorite answer, but I'd need to beat to fit & paint to match, at this point. I can see myself staring at this a long time.

Good luck, muggles!

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#5

Post by hcbirker » Thu May 07, 2020 5:00 pm

On shore! Fun one!
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#6

Post by Leslie » Thu May 07, 2020 5:04 pm

Got it! That was a toughie, as Matt might say!

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#7

Post by TMart » Thu May 07, 2020 5:06 pm

I'm on a shore, but I want to think about this one a little more before I submit. I'd agree with the 80%.

Edit: Never mind - I'm 100% sure I see the tiki bar! I'll take that Guinness now.

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#8

Post by Leslie » Thu May 07, 2020 5:14 pm

I knew what the answer was but It took a while to get the last bit. I wonder if we were all stuck on the same part.

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Post by Al Sisti » Thu May 07, 2020 5:26 pm

On the beach…really enjoyed this one. What's that? Why yes, I’d love a Guinness!

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Post by Alan H » Thu May 07, 2020 5:59 pm

done. great puzzle. Russell's Reserve Rye for me.

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Post by LesY » Thu May 07, 2020 6:23 pm

On shore! That was a great puzzle.

The last one made me laugh out loud. Was close early but derailed myself a bit. Film at 11 (or Monday).

Enjoy the weekend, Muggles!

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Post by TPS » Thu May 07, 2020 6:24 pm

boharr wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 4:27 pm
Compared to some of the grids I've struggled through this week, this one was a snap. Thank you, Matt.
Yeah - I was able to actually do the grid on my phone on a call - very easy. Unfortunately, it wasn't one of those grids where the methodology to solve the meta became apparent as I did the grid.

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#13

Post by Meg » Thu May 07, 2020 6:33 pm

I stared and stared and finally!! Got it! The meta answer clicks just fine.

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Post by Beth Tyrpin » Thu May 07, 2020 6:49 pm

😎🌴👍🏼

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Post by joequavis » Thu May 07, 2020 6:57 pm

Whew made it! That was a longer swim than normal.
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#16

Post by Hector » Thu May 07, 2020 6:57 pm

Elegant mechanism cleverly executed, and a fun solve. I'll take an adult beverage.

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#17

Post by Cindy » Thu May 07, 2020 7:08 pm

Solved. Wow.

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Post by DBMiller » Thu May 07, 2020 7:58 pm

Done and done. Found too many things at first. Then chased stray rabbits for a bit. Finally went back and chased the rabbit down the first two turns and got stuck until I realized what I was first doing was correct, and was able to pare down and sort my overfilled list.

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#19

Post by TPS » Thu May 07, 2020 8:45 pm

TPS wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 4:09 pm
I won't be able to work the puzzle until later this evening - so you'll all have to do w/o my moaning about not getting the meta fo a few hours! :lol: :lol:
As promised...I'm here to moan about not getting the meta! 90 minutes in - Not the faintest clue. Had an idea got nowhere, thought I saw something - it was nothing.

This is the first time in a long time I don't even have even the slightest idea what the methodology might be. I hope Issac is lonely because its going to be another long weekend!

I'm putting a coin in the juke box. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s29RKnB7l7o
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#20

Post by Nycerjohnnie » Thu May 07, 2020 8:46 pm

Less solvers than usual after 5 hours I think? I’m having a very tough time making any headway so maybe I’m not alone.

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