"Sound Off" - May 29, 2020

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"Sound Off" - May 29, 2020

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Post by Bob cruise director » Thu May 28, 2020 4:06 pm

This week's contest is titled SOUND OFF by Mike Shenk

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

Good luck to all keeping their streak alive and for winning the mug
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#2

Post by BethA » Thu May 28, 2020 4:31 pm

On the beach! 🏖 🍷 Merlot, please!

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Post by mheberlingx100 » Thu May 28, 2020 4:34 pm

On shore, after a brief false start. Merlot sounds good to me, too!

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Post by Al Sisti » Thu May 28, 2020 4:36 pm

Safely in the sand. Might have gotten it earlier, but I'm supposed to be watching my grandkids in the pool. I think I see most of them... so Guinness me please.

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Post by LesY » Thu May 28, 2020 4:39 pm

Ashore! Another solid puzzle from Mike.

Think I got there through an unintended path, that isn't really a path but...in any event I'll explain later.

Week 5 MGWCC tomorrow = buckle up!!
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Post by Bob cruise director » Thu May 28, 2020 4:41 pm

Al Sisti wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 4:36 pm
Safely in the sand. Might have gotten it earlier, but I'm supposed to be watching my grandkids in the pool. I think I see most of them... so Guinness me please.
Is "most" - parts of all of them or all of parts of them.
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Post by Janet » Thu May 28, 2020 4:46 pm

I will "sound off" as being present on the beach! I hope all my fellow Muggles are doing well.

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Post by Obie J » Thu May 28, 2020 4:56 pm

Safely on shore.

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Post by MarkL » Thu May 28, 2020 4:57 pm

Abeach in time for one of my favorite sounds ... the happy hour first call!
'tis... A lovely day for a Guinness!

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Post by docison » Thu May 28, 2020 4:59 pm

On shore. Liked this one. It's hot out, so I'm going with a Harpoon UFO. Enjoy the weekend, all.

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Post by steveb » Thu May 28, 2020 4:59 pm

Onshore, keeping my post-ADOBE streak alive, anyway.

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Post by Hector » Thu May 28, 2020 5:00 pm

Fun!

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Post by Wendy Walker » Thu May 28, 2020 5:07 pm

Got it ... but I was seeing absolutely nothing for a while there! Clever one, Mike!
Good luck, fellow Muggles!

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Post by BarbaraK » Thu May 28, 2020 5:16 pm

I was hoping for a reasonably quick WSJ this week so I could clear my meta deck for week 5 MGWCC tomorrow. Mike delivered.

On shore after one initial error. Could be a couple tricky bits here depending on what people know.

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Post by Cindy » Thu May 28, 2020 5:18 pm

Solved. But almost made a fatal error.

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Post by Meg » Thu May 28, 2020 5:19 pm

On the beach. With a margarita. One of these days I’ll even get a tan!

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Post by Tony S » Thu May 28, 2020 5:27 pm

Ashore. I actually came up with 2 solutions but I submitted what I believe to be the more elegant one.

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Post by DBMiller » Thu May 28, 2020 5:37 pm

Done and I guess I'm done. Going to ponder it a bit before submitted to see if I can increase my confidence level to 100%

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Post by hcbirker » Thu May 28, 2020 5:52 pm

Found several tempting rabbits but nothing so far. I'm going to put it aside for awhile. Oh, and thanks for the 29 down Mike!
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#20

Post by TPS » Thu May 28, 2020 6:29 pm

Got off to a late start and the grid took me longer than usual - no clue on the meta yet.

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