"Summer Wear" - October 16, 2020

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Inca
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Re: "Summer Wear" October 16, 2020

#301

Post by Inca » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:16 pm

Wendy Walker wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:45 pm
A new ice cream shop opened near me and with your approval I will enter into negotiations for them to bring a food truck to the beach party each weekend. The photo shows a lineup of their milkshakes. I had the one third from right: strawberry ice cream, crushed vanilla wafers, and strawberry puree, topped with whipped cream, a vanilla Oreo, a sugar wafer, a Pepperidge Farm pirouette cookie and a strawberry slice. Now you know why I work out so hard.
Hmmm, I think I want the one immediately to the left of yours. And now you know why I "should" work out a lot....but don't

EVJ
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#302

Post by EVJ » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:24 pm

Time to post an update that I’m still AT SEA. I’m about to suggest to the others in the bar that we go play some shuffleboard. But really I’m hoping post-enlightenment will strike!
One can only hope.

Nlobb
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#303

Post by Nlobb » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:26 pm

Ashore!! With a little help from my 4 day old granddaughter, and her two big sisters ages 2 and 6!!
Whew! It must be Guinness time! (Aka "grandma juice")...

burak
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#304

Post by burak » Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:23 pm

This was an interesting 15-minute journey from "wait how am I not seeing what everybody saw, won't I get this till midnight?" to "oh that was way too easy huh damn".

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hcbirker
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#305

Post by hcbirker » Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:26 pm

CPJohnson wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:18 pm
Any other Dodger fans out there? I married into Dodger fandom; my husband has followed them since he was 5 (and they were in Brooklyn).
My husband too! Go Dodgers!
Heidi

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CPJohnson
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#306

Post by CPJohnson » Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:43 pm

hcbirker wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:26 pm
CPJohnson wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:18 pm
Any other Dodger fans out there? I married into Dodger fandom; my husband has followed them since he was 5 (and they were in Brooklyn).
My husband too! Go Dodgers!
:) Great!
Cynthia

cherikee
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#307

Post by cherikee » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:05 pm

Hi all - coming down to the wire and I’m not seeing anything. Would appreciate a nudge if anyone would be so kind.

haari
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#308

Post by haari » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:12 pm

ok, so i thought i was just not going to get this one at all... absolutely nothing came of all my attempts at finding something... spent an hour or so yesterday to no avail... sat down on the sofa tonight, picked up my paper puzzle, looked at it for two minutes trying hard not to fall down any more rabbit holes... and then, BINGO! it always amazes me when i think it's so incredibly tough and suddenly it becomes so incredibly easy...
an it harm none, do as thou wilt... :D :D :D

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norrin2
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#309

Post by norrin2 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:38 pm

Barring a bolt of last minute lightning insight I'm going to stay on ship for this "oh-so-easy" one. Still got five hours but I've already had my first bourbon barrel aged beer, and those things are not PEDs.

cherikee
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#310

Post by cherikee » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:39 pm

cherikee wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:05 pm
Hi all - coming down to the wire and I’m not seeing anything. Would appreciate a nudge if anyone would be so kind.
As strange as this sounds I had “solved” this without seeing the answer. Thanks to some kind muggles who pointed out that it written down on my paper already. In any event, no submission for me this week, but I am on shore.

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MarkL
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#311

Post by MarkL » Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:24 pm

Wendy Walker wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:30 pm
MarkL wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:25 pm
Ashore, nattily attired.
Photo (on Monday) or it didn't happen.
Film at 11... 59:59, if I can stay up that late.

{Edit' 600a}
WIN_20201018_10_11_40_Pro.jpg
Ashore ... check
Natty ... IMHO, check. Jury can decide
Attired ... check
Last edited by MarkL on Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:12 am, edited 1 time in total.
'tis... A lovely day for a Guinness!

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ImOnToo
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#312

Post by ImOnToo » Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:52 pm

I've completed eight of the prior contest puzzles this weekend (from 2015). My record is 7 of 8.
Looking forward to doing more, but (and I didn't even know I could reach this point!) I'm puzzled out for now.
It's been fun, though!

KFB
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#313

Post by KFB » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:17 pm

New to the forum. Long time contest cogitator. Missing the first rung for this one. Hope to negotiate a nudge. Thanks

wordsmith
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#314

Post by wordsmith » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:51 pm

Please, could I have an answer check?

Cheering on the Braves...but my, what a series!

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Bob cruise director
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#315

Post by Bob cruise director » Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:59 pm

Final report is 15 on the ship and 157 on the shore.

Welcome to our newest muggle - KFB

New to the ship's bar since lunch are
beccacollins
Nalugirl
RichA2
norrin2
and KFB

And making their way to shore are
Richard who was there all along but I misse dhim
Grover
Domenic
Dennis
ccmac
DennyB
Cynthia J
tigerfly222
Orsys
Scott M
Nlobb
John77
ky-mike
Burak
C=64
Haari
cherikee

Good luck with the mug.

I will not be on the Zoom call this Tuesday at 7:30pm EDT (link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89184367093?p ... 09#success). They are a lot of fun to meet other muggles. I have one zoom call from 7 to 8:30 and an overlapping one from 8:00 to 9:00
Bob Stevens
Cruise Director

stmv
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#316

Post by stmv » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:15 pm

A last minute hail mary worked: I was just explaining my latest (of many) ideas to my wife, when I saw that a minor adjustment would produce the correct answer, whew, that was not easy for me, but I'm finally on shore.

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KscX
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#317

Post by KscX » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:27 pm

wordsmith wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:51 pm
Please, could I have an answer check?

Cheering on the Braves...but my, what a series!
Go Braves! Go Baseball!!

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MarkL
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#318

Post by MarkL » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:57 pm

KscX wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:27 pm
wordsmith wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:51 pm
Please, could I have an answer check?

Cheering on the Braves...but my, what a series!
Go Braves! Go Baseball!!
PM for a check
'tis... A lovely day for a Guinness!

Martin
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#319

Post by Martin » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:07 pm

REMINDER.

It's late for this week, but early for next -- the latest contest puzzle is available in Across Lite .puz format at

http://tinyurl.com/mugglespuz

It will be there a few minutes after the puzzle is posted at the WSJ.

WSJosh
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#320

Post by WSJosh » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:08 pm

Ashore! (At least, I think so...)

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