"Executive Search" - June 5, 2020

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"Executive Search" - June 5, 2020

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Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:08 pm

This week's puzzle is titled EXECUTIVE SEARCH by Matt Gaffney

The answer to this week's contest is a U.S. President

Good luck with the grid and the meta

On another note, for our literary experts, in today's WSJ, there is an article about a pressing issue. After a period, do you leave one space or two?
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Post by anjhinz » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:22 pm

On shore, fun one!

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Post by FrankieHeck » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:22 pm

Sped right to shore.

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Post by docison » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:23 pm

Ashore. Enjoyed it.

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#5

Post by Begbie » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:24 pm

Ashore! Woohoo!

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#6

Post by BrianMac » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:25 pm

Toes in sand, (non-alcoholic) drink in hand. Impressive and fun puzzle!

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#7

Post by Joe Ross » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:26 pm

Ashore & submitted.

2 spaces after a period.

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Post by Anita » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:28 pm

On shore with no hassle at all.

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Post by damefox » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:29 pm

Ashore, I think. A clever construction, but not my favorite puzzle.

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Post by BrianMac » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:31 pm

damefox wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:29 pm
Ashore, I think. A clever construction, but not my favorite puzzle.
Well we know how you feel about this mechanism! ;) :P

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Post by damefox » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:33 pm

BrianMac wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:31 pm
damefox wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:29 pm
Ashore, I think. A clever construction, but not my favorite puzzle.
Well we know how you feel about this mechanism! ;) :P
Now you're making me think I'm probably on the wrong shore. Must be an off week for me.

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Post by Joe » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:36 pm

Seems like about a year and half since I've solved a frigging meta, but I did it! On shore.

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Post by Meg » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:37 pm

On the beach. No mosquitoes, fortunately. Just thinking.

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Post by boharr » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:47 pm

Pretty sure the answer isn't Yma Sumac.

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Post by Beth Tyrpin » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:51 pm

I jumped the gun on MMMM this week and am still stinging. I will ponder some more even though I’m pretty sure.

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Post by hcbirker » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:53 pm

On shore!
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Post by Jim and Anita » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:57 pm

Ashore! Having spent the last two weeks lost at sea, it is so nice to feel the warm sand under our feet.

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Post by TPS » Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:08 pm

I feel like I am onshore - could just be a mirage. I feel like what I found could only yield one answer but am too tired right now to see why I am missing part of it. Maybe later or tomorrow.

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Post by Cindy » Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:22 pm

Solved.

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Post by Tom Shea » Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:24 pm

Haven't looked at the puzzle yet, but any nun will tell you, "two spaces after a period." Expect a ruler to bloody your knuckles if you disagree.
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