"You Need Glasses" - August 14, 2020

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"You Need Glasses" - August 14, 2020

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Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:06 pm

This week's contest is titled "You Need Glasses" by Matt Gaffney

The answer to this week's crossword is a liqueur.

I'll drink to that.

Good luck to all getting the grid and the meta
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Post by Joe Ross » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:08 pm


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Post by Hector » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:18 pm

Got it.

I tend to think this could "easily" have been made more difficult & interesting, but I don't mind having my afternoon free.

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Post by BrianMac » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:21 pm

On shore! Fun puzzle!

Has anyone checked out the Perseid meteor shower? We had a semi-clear night last night and I was able to see 7 shooting stars in one hour of watching.

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Post by C=64 » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:25 pm

Hector wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:18 pm
Got it.

I tend to think this could "easily" have been made more difficult & interesting, but I don't mind having my afternoon free.
Agreed. Now for that can of beer I bought with my pizza at 12:59PM PDT!

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Post by Dplass » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:26 pm

I can't finish this grid because 36D is a nonsensical clue. :-P

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Post by Al Sisti » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:38 pm

On shore... Guinness me please!

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Post by Laura M » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:42 pm

On shore!

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Post by hcbirker » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:42 pm

On shore! Cute one Matt!
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Post by hcbirker » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:44 pm

Dplass wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:26 pm
I can't finish this grid because 36D is a nonsensical clue. :-P
You have to be of a certain age to remember that horrible stuff.
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Post by Abide » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:44 pm

Very cool puzzle*
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* (hope that's not a spoiler :P )

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Post by TMart » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:45 pm

On shore. Fun one, but I won't have one of those.

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Post by sanmilton » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:45 pm

On shore.

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Post by Al Sisti » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:49 pm

C=64 wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:25 pm
Hector wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:18 pm
Got it.

I tend to think this could "easily" have been made more difficult & interesting, but I don't mind having my afternoon free.
Agreed. Now for that can of beer I bought with my pizza at 12:59PM PDT!
Love the avatar!

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Post by Meg » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:53 pm

On the beach! Crafty Matt!

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Post by Jace54 » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:56 pm

On shore, suddenly it appeared!

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Post by Beth Tyrpin » Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:02 pm

🏝🍹

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Post by RDaleHall » Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:02 pm

"The answer to this week's crossword is a liqueur." FINALLY, one where I'm motivated to find the answer.

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Post by Cindy » Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:02 pm

Solved.

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Post by Joe Ross » Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:03 pm

Ashore & thirsty for Guinness, please.

There's been a lot of Bourbon, lately.
(NOTE: I did not say too much.)

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