"You're Surrounded" - September 25, 2020

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Re: "You're Surrounded" - September 25, 2020


Post by KayW » Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:40 pm

Bob cruise director wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:37 pm
Do you want me to set up a different meeting?

I think anyone can start a meeting and post a link. If the host doesn't pay for Zoom, the meeting will terminate after 40 minutes...

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Post by Bob cruise director » Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:40 pm

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Post by BrianMac » Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:46 pm

We are on this link. Until 8:30 or so.

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Post by LaceyK » Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:44 pm

Thanks for the state abbreviation comic bit Brian. Just watched it! :)

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Post by SewYoung » Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:51 pm

Just watched the Rock Lobster video. I see I haven't really missed out by not knowing about that song...
The abbreviation video, on the other hand, was great!

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Post by hcbirker » Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:13 pm

Sorry I couldn’t Zoom tonight. Technical issues. Miss you! Hopefully next week!

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Post by EVJ » Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:55 pm

KY jumped out at me. VA followed.
I got pulled off track by ID WA IA and others but when I started finding duplicates I knew I was off track.
Then found NC and GA. It took me a minute to realize I needed to keep going around clockwise; AL MS AR MO.
I kept looking for SC. I had to get out the map to see that
that TN does not share a border with SC so Tennessee seemed like the answer but it almost seemed too easy so I decided to think about it before submitting or declaring.

There was one down row that seemed very unusual and gave my that final ‘click’:





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Post by EVJ » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:07 pm


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Post by Kas » Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:03 pm

Well, all I can say is, "Sometimes you're the windshield...sometimes you're the bug."

I totally get the construction, hindsight of course is 20/20...I was onto States, and State abbreviations...I just never connected on the A-HA with the perimeter answers (sigh). Oddly, I'm not entirely sure whether this is a Kas 4 or a Kas 5...it's not so difficult that I would never have gotten it, but sometimes your brain just...misses, you know?