"Summer Wear" October 16, 2020

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DrTom
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Re: "Summer Wear" October 16, 2020

#241

Post by DrTom » Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:27 pm

FKelly wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:37 pm
වෙරළේ
समुद्रीतट पर
ସମୁଦ୍ର କୂଳରେ
На пляже
கடற்கரையில்
سمنڊ ڪناري تي
No matter how you say it, I'm ready for some pampered pork and a glass of Shiraz.
You bet Shiraz! Oh and:
Rappelez-vous, tout personnes besoin de deux metres d'espace et je vous en prie porter de masque!

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#242

Post by DrTom » Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:30 pm

Henry Paul wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:17 pm
First time posting to this board. I've been STRUGGLING with these metas since discovering them this past March -- I get the XWord easily, but can never spot the pattern. (I've solved it only once and was close only two times.)

You all have given me hope and I'm happy to report ON SHORE. :-)

And it's still early on a Saturday!
Welcome to this motley group of solvers HP (hey the Brits named a steak sauce after you!). It gets better and better as you see how clever these constructors really are. We are always happy to add to the Muggle family.

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#243

Post by Ronaldo » Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:07 pm

Henry Paul wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:17 pm
First time posting to this board. I've been STRUGGLING with these metas since discovering them this past March -- I get the XWord easily, but can never spot the pattern. (I've solved it only once and was close only two times.)

You all have given me hope and I'm happy to report ON SHORE. :-)

And it's still early on a Saturday!
Mazal tov!

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#244

Post by LadyBird » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:03 pm

On shore!

I showed the puzzle to my husband last night. I get back from my birdwalk this morning and he announces that he has solved it. So......how about a hint? Then he mentions the two things I had shown him yesterday. Yes dear, I know those already. But he did shoot down one rabbit-hole (fortunately missing the resident bunny).

So I grab the puzzle as we head out the door for Open House Chicago. And inspiration finally hit as we were en route. So we had our celebratory drinks, not at the Tiki bar but at a bar that had been one of the original Schlitz tied-houses. Dave had an oatmeal stout and I had a prickly pear hard cider.
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#245

Post by ImOnToo » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:16 pm

Since I reached shore so quickly this week, I am now going back to the previous metas to see how I do. (Beginning with the very first one)
So far, I am 2 for 2.

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#246

Post by MileHighSolver » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:30 pm

Enjoyed watching the Dodgers game last night with Isaac. Had a snifter of Blanton's before today's game and boom - there it was. On shore!

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#247

Post by PJM » Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:21 pm

Greetings from Montego Bay, Jamaica.

I am literally and figuratively on the beach. :D
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#248

Post by Powers2020 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:34 pm

Finally on the beach with a nudge. I was so close, but needed the help. No mug entry for me, but definitely mixing up a cocktail!

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#249

Post by joequavis » Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:43 pm

Ashore after way too much floundering. But sand is sand.
Chaddog on MGWCC leaderboard
Matt in real life

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#250

Post by debbierudy » Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:01 pm

Ashore!

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#251

Post by Bob cruise director » Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:27 pm

Is there a marriage councilor in the clan???

On one hand we have the familial solvers (Jim/Anita, Trey/Marion, Rita/George) and on the other hand we have marital something else. I leave it to others to make their conclusions.

But the stories are great.
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#252

Post by Jeremy Smith » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:24 pm

Finally onshore. I can’t believe it took me so long. The AHA moment on this one is a cross between a slap and a punch to the face! :shock:

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#253

Post by billkatz » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:29 pm

I'm safely on shore. I really need to get to the MGWCC, but I've been distracted by wiring my future home theater and the Puzzle Boat.

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#254

Post by ReB » Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:55 pm

Ashore (feeling like a human cannonball).

After traversing the same rabbit trails multiple times, I paused for a chocolate infusion and all of a sudden the mechanism came to me in an AHA moment.

Those who have been recommending folks to review the FAQs - Community / Solving Resources forum are giving helpful advice. To say anything more might be a spoiler.

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#255

Post by yourpalsal » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:01 pm

Just as I was getting ready to affix a brass nameplate to my stool at Isaac’s bar after a string of fails, realization dawned - thrilled to be ashore!

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#256

Post by Notbitter » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:07 pm

On shore.

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#257

Post by JennyByrd » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:23 pm

ImageI am also on the Beach, literally and figuratively. Helping my DS move to Hawaii, so took a few moments to check out the beach before we head to dinner.
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#258

Post by Scraps » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:26 pm

Bob cruise director wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:09 pm

Scraps - real men (not me) go surfing in Maine in January
I've never even wanted to be that tough!

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#259

Post by KscX » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:52 pm

On shore!

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#260

Post by Jenny » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:54 pm

I'm onshore!
After quite a few wrong turns. Fun!

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