"Color Code" - July 24, 2020

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"Color Code" - July 24, 2020

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Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:05 pm

Today's crossword is titled Color Code by Mike Shenk. The answer to this week's contest is a five-letter word

And in appreciation to Mr. Gaffney, I am sending him a case of these (if I could find them) for his son.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtWiqm88TZY

Good luck to all with the grid and meta

Sorry I missed most of Tuesday's get together. I was spending time with my wife.
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#2

Post by Cindy » Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:11 pm

A five letter word!

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#3

Post by sanmilton » Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:25 pm

Hugglety, mugglety,
Color me gratified—
Safely cabaña-ed and
Ready to sip!

This one was just a tad
C**************,
Yet it provided a
Marvelous trip.


On to the weekend! Make mine a Manhattan!
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#4

Post by Joe Ross » Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:36 pm

Ashore & submitted. Brilliant, tight puzzle, Mr. Shenk!

Guinness draft and don't make yourself scarce, please.

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#5

Post by paige11 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:44 pm

Ashore! Really enjoyed that one.

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#6

Post by Al Sisti » Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:44 pm

Safely in the sand... Guinness me please? Please?

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Post by Al Sisti » Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:45 pm

Cindy wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:11 pm
A five letter word!
So we've got it narrowed down to that...

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#8

Post by Al Sisti » Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:47 pm

sanmilton wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:25 pm
Hugglety, mugglety,
Color me gratified—
Safely cabaña-ed and
Ready to sip!

This one was just a tad
C****************,
Yet it provided a
Marvelous trip.


On to the weekend! Make mine a Manhattan!
What? You had time to write a poem and still be first by 10 minutes?

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Post by Meg » Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:56 pm

Wiggling my toes in the sand. Margarita, please. Fun!

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#10

Post by TPS » Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:59 pm

I can tell by the construction this is going to be an easy one - granted I'll never solve it - but I can tell this was meant to be like a KAS 1 or 2.

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Post by sanmilton » Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:00 pm

Al Sisti wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:47 pm
sanmilton wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:25 pm
Hugglety, mugglety,
Color me gratified—
Safely cabaña-ed and
Ready to sip!

This one was just a tad
C****************,
Yet it provided a
Marvelous trip.


On to the weekend! Make mine a Manhattan!
What? You had time to write a poem and still be first by 10 minutes?
Umm, I put in a placeholder after I solved and submitted. Then I versified!

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#12

Post by spotter » Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:02 pm

TPS wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:59 pm
I can tell by the construction this is going to be an easy one - granted I'll never solve it - but I can tell this was meant to be like a KAS 1 or 2.
I disagree at this point, though I can't confirm since I'm not on shore. Eleven posts in the first hour suggests to me it's going to be another low solve rate.

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#13

Post by BrianMac » Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:04 pm

Cool puzzle! I am safely on shore, bringing my current WSJ streak to 1.

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#14

Post by boharr » Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:05 pm

Cindy wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:11 pm
A five letter word!
Again!

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Post by Janet » Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:16 pm

Just finished the grid, have not cracked the code yet.

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#16

Post by ky-mike » Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:17 pm

Fairly easy grid. Not seeing anything yet. Need to get this done before MGWCC week 4 hits tomorrow.

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#17

Post by steveb » Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:17 pm

Onshore, hopefully starting a new streak. Very well-constructed and elegant puzzle.

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#18

Post by Wendy Walker » Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:32 pm

On the shore and raising a special toast to my Dad! Thanks, Jack!
Incredible construction, Mike -- wow!
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Good luck, fellow Muggles!

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#19

Post by Hector » Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:36 pm

Nice grid and meta.

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#20

Post by Beth Tyrpin » Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:39 pm

😎🏝

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