"Show Them The Way" - October 9, 2020

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"Show Them The Way" - October 9, 2020

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Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:04 pm

This week's contest is titled "Show Them The Way" by Matt Gaffney
The answer to this week's contest is a three word phrase naming something parents hope their kids will avoid.

Good luck to all with the grid and the meta

and all you muggles in Delta's way, stay safe
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Post by Joe Ross » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:10 pm


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Post by mheberlingx100 » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:18 pm

On shore. Time for a glass of merlot.

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Post by DBMiller » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:18 pm

Done and done

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Post by Meg » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:22 pm

And there you go! On the beach drinking a lovely Oregonian pinot noir.

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Post by Conrad » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:28 pm

I am on shore

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Post by Darryl H. » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:31 pm

Done and done...time to hunker down for yet another storm up our poop chute

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Post by TPS » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:33 pm

Onshore - might be crowded this week - Bring a mask!

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Post by Al Sisti » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:36 pm

On shore -- but so many wrong turns! Guinness me please...

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Post by Jeanrosz » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:37 pm

Been gone for a few weeks but I’m back solving! On the beach! Yea!

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Post by KayW » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:49 pm

Onshore. Now back to :shock: at MMMM...

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Post by Commodore » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:55 pm

Isaac, I am 31-A with the entry at 57-A. Pull that 43-D off the shelf, won't you old boy?

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Post by Janet » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:55 pm

Just got home, about to start the puzzle. Must get Peter Frampton out of my head.

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Post by tim1217 » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:58 pm

On shore, but suspicious. Could a Matt Gaffney meta really be this simple???
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Post by TPS » Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:00 pm

tim1217 wrote:
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:58 pm
On shore, but suspicious. Could a Matt Gaffney meta really be this simple???
I had that thought as well - But I had today off and had a 3 martini lunch so if this had been any harder I might not have been able to finish the grid let alone solve the meta.

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Post by Abide » Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:02 pm

It wasn't THAT easy (at least for me). Just kept trying different things until something worked.

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Post by hcbirker » Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:04 pm

On shore, after many dead ends. I really have to keep my brain in check sometimes.
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Post by ChrisKochmanski » Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:05 pm

On shore. Now back to Fireball.

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Post by Commodore » Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:12 pm

On shore. Looking for fellow 73-A at the Tiki 24-A.
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Post by RDaleHall » Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:15 pm

On shore with one of my fastest swims in recent memory. Thank goodness.

International break means time for our annual neighborhood socially distanced pub crawl tomorrow night. Keg Grove Duke on my tasting list.

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