"Missing Links" - July 10, 2020

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"Missing Links" - July 10, 2020

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Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:06 pm

This week's contest is titled Missing Links by Mike Shenk

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

And the WSJ is conducting a poll to improve the contest. You can fill out the poll at https://s.userzoom.com/m/MSBDOTY4UzI4MCAg


NOTE - THE SURVEY WILL ONLY BE OPEN UNTIL TOMORROW MORNING. THEY HAVE BEEN INUNDATED WITH RESPONSES



Good luck with the grid and the meta
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#2

Post by C=64 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:25 pm

Beer me!

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#3

Post by BrianMac » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:32 pm

At the beach on the sand, like the Professor and Mary Ann.

I thought this one was inspired...the kind I wish I could think of.

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#4

Post by Joe Ross » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:33 pm

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I've got the correct rabbit hole... Help me find it?

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#5

Post by Hector » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:34 pm

Nice one.

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Post by KayW » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:40 pm

Joe Ross wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:33 pm
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I've got the correct rabbit hole... Help me find it?
Oh, have you been golfing again Joe? ;)

(says the person who only ever played putt-putt golf. And probably left those courses looking even worse than that.)

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#7

Post by Joe » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:43 pm

Yup. On shore. True to form for the last few months. I either get it in two seconds or torture myself all weekend.

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#8

Post by FrankieHeck » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:48 pm

On shore! Fun one. Beer, please.

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Post by joequavis » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:49 pm

Oof tough grid. Meta took more than a cursory glance too, but liked it! Count me ashore
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#10

Post by anjhinz » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:50 pm

On shore! Tough grid, took a while to fill this one in.

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Post by MarkL » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:00 pm

On shore after a bit of a slog through the grid. Found myself in Danvers (not quite Natick) but escaped after a wee bit.

Cheers!
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'tis... A lovely day for a Guinness!

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Post by Commodore » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:01 pm

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Post by hcbirker » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:05 pm

On shore! Mai Tai please!
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#14

Post by Nlbil » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:07 pm

How do y'all do that????

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Post by Tina » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:10 pm

Woo-hoo! On shore. Grid beat me up. Lots of geography, and geography is not my strong point.

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Post by BarbaraK » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:15 pm

Joining the shore party. Fun meta!

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#17

Post by gdshort » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:18 pm

Ashore. Loved this one!

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#18

Post by yourpalsal » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:22 pm

Ashore for sure! Grid was tough. Then a big blank. And then it came... Whew, now my life can resume.
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Post by damefox » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:23 pm

Ashore. I wouldn't say it was 1-star easy, but it wasn't quite a 2 for me either.

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#20

Post by yourpalsal » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:28 pm

And last week’s winner still not announced? Curiouser and curiouser...

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