"Head Count" - June 12, 2020

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"Head Count" - June 12, 2020

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Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:07 pm

This week's contest is titled "Head Count" by Mike Shenk

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

Good luck with the grid and the meta
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#2

Post by BrianMac » Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:25 pm

beach.png

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#3

Post by FrankieHeck » Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:35 pm

Just got around to this, but the title is giving me flashbacks to a certain PGW puzzle!

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#4

Post by Wendy Walker » Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:36 pm

Very nice, Mike! On the shore! Al, did you get the correct answer last week?
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Good luck, fellow Muggles! I'm happy to give nudges, but only if you're still stuck on Sunday.

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#5

Post by mheberlingx100 » Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:37 pm

On shore. Clever puzzle!

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Post by Al Sisti » Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:37 pm

BrianMac wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:25 pm
beach.png
Okay, pressure's off now. My new Irish pub opened today at 4, and trivia starts up (outside) at a local brewery at 6:30. Gave this a quick look, but...well, the Guinness is still one, but the beach is going to have to wait. Save me a spot!

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#7

Post by JPMalone » Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:41 pm

Ashore - meta came quicker than the grid

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#8

Post by BarbaraK » Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:46 pm

Got it. Had the answer before I saw all the reasons I was right.

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#9

Post by TMart » Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:49 pm

On the beach. Another good one from Mike.

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Post by Dplass » Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:00 pm

Darnit I was hoping for an easy one... I'm 0 for 4 in the last 4 weeks...

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#11

Post by Alan H » Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:02 pm

Done and done.

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#12

Post by BethA » Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:03 pm

On the beach! 🏖 🍺 <- Yuengling

Enjoyed it very much!!!

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#13

Post by ky-mike » Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:23 pm

Done and on shore. Fun one.

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Post by higgysue » Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:28 pm

Enjoying the beach on Thursday!!

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Post by Scott Medvetz » Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:31 pm

👍 🏝 🕶 🍹
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Mark Twain

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Post by gamera13 » Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:35 pm

Yay! This one really played to my skills....as opposed to other metas. On shore!

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Post by Bird Lives » Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:41 pm

Peggy.jpg
I realize that the Peggy Lee thing violates my caution about what's "obvious," but I got this one immediately. Then again, there was a sorta similar mechanism from Matt some while ago that I totally missed.
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#18

Post by femullen » Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:47 pm

Sarah Who? I found the grid hard this week. Got scabs from scratching my head, and I still can't figure out what 60D means.

Still aboard ship, skipper. Not a beach in sight.

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Post by steveb » Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:47 pm

Onshore, with a little help from Mr. G.

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#20

Post by gdshort » Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:04 pm

Lots of help from Mr G but managed to stagger ashore, Very tricky Meta!

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