"Less and Less" - August 21, 2020

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Re: "Less and Less" - August 21, 2020

#221

Post by rexthree » Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:25 pm

Got a late start this week but made it to shore with a kind nudge.

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#222

Post by EVJ » Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:26 pm

Have been LAS all weekend. I finally see something but I haven’t pulled it together yet. Sister-in-law has been goofing off all weekend. She is finally getting serious about this. We are running out of time. I hope the meta dawns on us soon!

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#223

Post by KscX » Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:47 pm

Caving...I’d appreciate a nudge. Maybe I can get 1/2 credit.

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#224

Post by EVJ » Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:09 pm

I am on shore with S-I-L. It’s a good thing she came to my rescue. I couldn’t have done it without her. Two heads are better than one indeed! She reports she was drinking a Sangria while we texted back and forth across state lines to double-team this 100%er
Good luck to anyone still trying to come in under the wire!

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#225

Post by woozy » Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:20 pm

"One final administrative piece of advice - after the initial submissions, I do my updates by starting with the last submission and working backwards until I get to where I run into people I have entered as ship or shore on the spreadsheet. If you edit your post to say you are now on the shore, I may or may not pick it up. My suggestion when you go from the ship to the shore is to create a new post. Thanks"

So... are these based on what people claim? Or do you actually check there responses and tally who has it correctly?

I ask because I've been submitting responses by email for a few years and, to be honest I've always been worried that they were just going out into the void to nowhere as there doesn't seem to be any confirmation that a submission is received.

So I wonder how the submissions are kept track of.
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#226

Post by Inca » Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:21 pm

For statistical purposes, it doesn't look like you have me on shore

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#227

Post by EmilyW » Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:23 pm

Submitted a hail mary

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#228

Post by Trey » Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:31 pm

Marion and I are late arrivals on shore - but we got there!! Add us to the List of Distinction.........

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#229

Post by Trey » Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:32 pm

Looks like Marion and I made it an even 100 on the shore!! Good luck to all................

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#230

Post by Hector » Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:32 pm

Hey LadyBird or other aviaphiles, what is this? (Today in SF, maybe fleeing from the ash all about.)
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#231

Post by Jacksull » Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:42 pm

Hector wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:32 pm
Hey LadyBird or other aviaphiles, what is this? (Today in SF, maybe fleeing from the ash all about.)
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I’m no expert, but I’ll guess that it’s a green heron or similar.
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#232

Post by woozy » Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:43 pm

Its a night heron.

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#233

Post by ErikThor » Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:45 pm

Lost at sea and nudgeless. Still on the boat this week.

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#234

Post by Hector » Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:48 pm

Could well be [a green heron or a night heron]! Have never heard of them, but the description on Wikipedia sounds accurate. For sizing, here's a bigger crop. Regular dog bowl (for no obvious reason, maybe wounded duck?) and a duck-sized white bird.

(Sorry, file too big; about the size of a small duck.)

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#235

Post by hcbirker » Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:28 pm

Hector wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:32 pm
Hey LadyBird or other aviaphiles, what is this? (Today in SF, maybe fleeing from the ash all about.)
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Black Crowned Night Heron.
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#236

Post by Tripod » Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:41 pm

Grid: Check
Mechanism Idea: Check
100% Solution: [shuffles notes]...I have 19 minutes!

Result: LAS

Make mine a double, Issac...

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#237

Post by LadyBird » Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:45 pm

Hector wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:32 pm
Hey LadyBird or other aviaphiles, what is this? (Today in SF, maybe fleeing from the ash all about.)
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It's a Black-crowned Night Heron. At least I'll get one answer right tonight! Is the ash from forest fires?

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#238

Post by spotter » Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:49 pm

It's not happening for me this weekend. I gave it one last try and I just can't see the path. 12 minutes until hindsight time

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#239

Post by Joe Ross » Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:59 pm

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#240

Post by Dow Jones » Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:01 am

I decided to abandon ship and threw up a Hail Mary

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