"Summer Wear" October 16, 2020

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Jholway
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Re: "Summer Wear" October 16, 2020

#181

Post by Jholway » Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:43 pm

Thanks fur the nudge, on shore two weeks in a row (with help) 😊👍

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Powers2020
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#182

Post by Powers2020 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:46 pm

The boat is taking on water and starting to list! I'm just gonna keep staring though! :shock:

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Richard
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#183

Post by Richard » Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:51 pm

On Shore

Tried to make it much harder than it is.

Richard

Fishoutowater
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#184

Post by Fishoutowater » Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:21 pm

Could use a nudge if anyone is inclined to DM me... have tried several angles to no avail. Thanks!

Jackie88
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#185

Post by Jackie88 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:54 pm

Got it! On shore. Went down a couple of rabbit holes for a few minutes; walked away; looked at it once more and figured it out immediately.

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Tom Mueller
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#186

Post by Tom Mueller » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:16 pm

I had to take a walk around the neighborhood to clear my head as I was overcomplicating this one. I’m now happily on the beach.

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#187

Post by Crest » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:46 pm

Ashore! Beginner’s luck continues!

jrdad
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#188

Post by jrdad » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:51 pm

Got it. Nice.

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#189

Post by LesY » Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:57 pm

Ashore.

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LizD
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#190

Post by LizD » Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:06 pm

Bob cruise director wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:39 pm
LizD wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:09 pm
Bob cruise director wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:17 pm


I finally found you - welcome back - we missed you

Hi Bob! Were you looking for me?! :D
As we have migrated from the WSJ comments to this blog, I have tried to associate the muggle's blog names with their WSJ comment's name so I don't double count our clan size. When you made the comment that you had not been here in a while, I knew I recognized the name so I searched on my excel file. Am I correct in that your husband's name is Bill and it looks like a Dutch name?
Yep! That's some really good detective work! 😁 (and it's French Belgian 😉)

Trey
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#191

Post by Trey » Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:46 pm

Marion and I are BBBBBBBAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKK! Took a couple of weeks in the sewer for some stupid reason(s). Glad to be on shore with the Muggles and looking for the mug...........

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#192

Post by Homer Buckle » Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:56 pm

I went down way to many rabbit holes. Took some time off to enjoy the snow coming down outside my window, and then got the answer. Looking forward to what I hope is a nice cold, snowy winter.

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Kris Zacharias
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#193

Post by Kris Zacharias » Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:01 pm

On shore. Finished the grid and let it sit.
Took the dog for a walk and then found it.

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Jacksull
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#194

Post by Jacksull » Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:19 pm

Made to the shore after keeping Isaac company for a couple of weeks.
Jack Sullivan

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Tripod
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#195

Post by Tripod » Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:30 pm

Ashore. Feels like 100%er.

Got to it this evening, and was just in a groove on the grid and the meta. Perhaps a thank you is owed for the assist from Vodka and Tonic 'clearing' my brain.

Life has kept me from being able to solve them all on time, but this makes 4 metas in a row for me. After weeks (and weeks, and weeks) of not much success - also known as utter futility - this is a great feeling. Thanks for the muggle support.

Now if only someone could give me a good 'nudge' of advice to help explain to my wife what I'm doing in these 'chat rooms' on weekends...

CopperRiver
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#196

Post by CopperRiver » Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:49 pm

On shore! Enjoying a merlot while watching baseball.
Enjoy the weekend everyone!

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#197

Post by clueless_solver » Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:55 pm

LAS, starting to think I'm just rubbish at these and I only solve the meta when it's a gimmick that no one else seems to like. My group tried a bunch of things since there were a few answers that seemed to be obviously related to a solution, but after a few hours of trying I think the whole thing (and the multitude of rabbit holes it caused) was totally wrong. I think I'll just sleep on it.

Does anyone else feel like they always notice double letters way too much, even though I don't think I've ever had a meta that involved that mechanism?

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#198

Post by boharr » Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:57 pm

clueless_solver wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:55 pm
LAS, starting to think I'm just rubbish at these and I only solve the meta when it's a gimmick that no one else seems to like. My group tried a bunch of things since there were a few answers that seemed to be obviously related to a solution, but after a few hours of trying I think the whole thing (and the multitude of rabbit holes it caused) was totally wrong. I think I'll just sleep on it.

Does anyone else feel like they always notice double letters way too much, even though I don't think I've ever had a meta that involved that mechanism?
Keep at it. You'll get it. And, yes, I'm always noticing double letters.

CopperRiver
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#199

Post by CopperRiver » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:01 pm

Tripod wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:30 pm
Ashore. Feels like 100%er.

Got to it this evening, and was just in a groove on the grid and the meta. Perhaps a thank you is owed for the assist from Vodka and Tonic 'clearing' my brain.

Life has kept me from being able to solve them all on time, but this makes 4 metas in a row for me. After weeks (and weeks, and weeks) of not much success - also known as utter futility - this is a great feeling. Thanks for the muggle support.

Now if only someone could give me a good 'nudge' of advice to help explain to my wife what I'm doing in these 'chat rooms' on weekends...
Nudge: tell your wife you are chatting with Jake from Allstate! 👍

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TPS
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#200

Post by TPS » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:06 pm

clueless_solver wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:55 pm
LAS, starting to think I'm just rubbish at these and I only solve the meta when it's a gimmick that no one else seems to like. My group tried a bunch of things since there were a few answers that seemed to be obviously related to a solution, but after a few hours of trying I think the whole thing (and the multitude of rabbit holes it caused) was totally wrong. I think I'll just sleep on it.

Does anyone else feel like they always notice double letters way too much, even though I don't think I've ever had a meta that involved that mechanism?
No one and I mean NO ONE is worse at these than me - if the method isn’t a basic theme answer solve - I go through 20 crazy iterations in 30 minutes looking for methods - making origami out of the grid or turning it into a Banksy- at one point on this one I drew something that looked like a bird connecting letter and started googling summer water that looks like a bird.

So you are not alone.
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