"Show Them The Way" - October 9, 2020

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Susan Goldberg
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Re: "Show Them The Way" - October 9, 2020

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Post by Susan Goldberg » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:15 pm

So, yesterday was my birthday and all the festivities prevented me from getting to this until today. Puzzle no problem - meta is driving me absolutely insane. Help.

boharr
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#302

Post by boharr » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:27 pm

Susan Goldberg wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:15 pm
So, yesterday was my birthday and all the festivities prevented me from getting to this until today. Puzzle no problem - meta is driving me absolutely insane. Help.
Happy Birthday! Sent a PM.

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billkatz
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#303

Post by billkatz » Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:55 pm

I finally made it to shore, with a big push.

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flamingbear
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#304

Post by flamingbear » Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:00 pm

I can say that I happily came back to shore without a push. While waiting on a shove for the MGWCC contest. That feels good, because I was kind of at sea on this one.

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BarbaraK
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#305

Post by BarbaraK » Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:27 pm

BrianMac wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:32 pm
Might as well confess...I've been looking at this since Thursday afternoon, and I remain completely lost at sea. :(
You’re almost certainly over thinking it.

Or did post enlightenment work?

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lbray53
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#306

Post by lbray53 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:01 pm

On the ship. I will post if that changes.

Carla
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Location: WA State

#307

Post by Carla » Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:02 pm

On shore! Explored a few rabbit holes...

Susan Goldberg
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#308

Post by Susan Goldberg » Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:20 pm

boharr wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:27 pm
Susan Goldberg wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:15 pm
So, yesterday was my birthday and all the festivities prevented me from getting to this until today. Puzzle no problem - meta is driving me absolutely insane. Help.
Happy Birthday! Sent a PM.
Thank you! You totally saved my evening. I won’t submit - but I am indeed on shore. Thanks!!

Tom Wilson
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Location: South Williamsport, PA

#309

Post by Tom Wilson » Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:24 pm

Cutting it close, but on shore all the same. I made that a lot harder than it needed to be!

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lbray53
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#310

Post by lbray53 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:31 pm

Okay. Worked on this for three days. Easy? I am not close to an answer. Found some ridiculous things but must be wrong based on comments here.

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lbray53
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#311

Post by lbray53 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:35 pm

Need a nudge.

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Bob cruise director
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#312

Post by Bob cruise director » Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:03 pm

Our final report has 7 on the ship and 157 on the shore

Since lunch, Brian Mac has joined the ship's contingent

and
KRM
Eric P
Richard
billkatz
lbray53
flammingbear
susan G
Carla
STL-D
Scott M
and Tom Wilson

have joined the shore party

Good luck to all winning the mug. And stay safe
Bob Stevens
Cruise Director

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lbray53
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#313

Post by lbray53 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:19 pm

Wow! What a great community! The number of responses to my SOS is humbling. Clearly you all want everyone to succeed. I have had mixed results over the past few months. Sometimes getting the answers quickly. Other times totally lost. As others have said the most frustrating part is when people post that a puzzle is easy and you have no clue. This one for me! Got the answer but will sit this one out with Isaac.

wordsmith
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#314

Post by wordsmith » Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:23 pm

SOS! I could use a nudge, and I won't submit. Thanks in advance!

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DrTom
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Post by DrTom » Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:41 pm

wordsmith wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:23 pm
SOS! I could use a nudge, and I won't submit. Thanks in advance!
Sending PM

Kristen123
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#316

Post by Kristen123 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:08 pm

Could also use a nudge. Solved the grid right away but can’t get the meta. Def overthinking it according to the thread... won’t submit. Thanks!

SewYoung
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#317

Post by SewYoung » Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:24 pm

Kristen123 wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:08 pm
Could also use a nudge. Solved the grid right away but can’t get the meta. Def overthinking it according to the thread... won’t submit. Thanks!
Just sent you a PM.

Jenny
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#318

Post by Jenny » Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:57 pm

On shore - the first meta at WSJ I've been able to solve... (unless there's another twist I missed).
Pleased to join the crowd on the beach!

Nlobb
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#319

Post by Nlobb » Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:03 pm

Ashore at last!!

Scraps
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#320

Post by Scraps » Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:43 pm

Jenny wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 10:57 pm
On shore - the first meta at WSJ I've been able to solve... (unless there's another twist I missed).
Pleased to join the crowd on the beach!

Congratulations! We never forget our first . . .


. . . meta.

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