"Just A Step More" - October 23, 2020

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"Just A Step More" - October 23, 2020

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Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:03 pm

This week's contest is titled "Just A Step More" by Matt Gaffney

The answer to this week's contest crossword is a five letter word that's part of a complete set.

Good luck with the grid and the meta
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#2

Post by Martin » Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:07 pm

As always, the Across Lite version can be downloaded from

http://tinyurl.com/mugglespuz

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Post by Joe Ross » Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:13 pm

20201023 WSJCC Just a Step More Excel Blank

[ EDIT1: Initial file had several errors, which have been corrected. Re-download, if necessary. Apologies. ]
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#4

Post by Andrew Bradburn » Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:42 pm

On shore! This one is tricky.

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Post by boharr » Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:00 pm

Uh-Oh. It's 5 PM. Where are all the early solvers? This could be a long weekend.

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#6

Post by damefox » Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:02 pm

Did the WSJ become subscription-only? I can't see any crosswords after Oct. 17, including this contest.

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Post by ky-mike » Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:04 pm

damefox wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:02 pm
Did the WSJ become subscription-only? I can't see any crosswords after Oct. 17, including this contest.
https://www.wsj.com/news/puzzle

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Post by boharr » Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:05 pm

damefox wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:02 pm
Did the WSJ become subscription-only? I can't see any crosswords after Oct. 17, including this contest.
I just signed out of the WSJ and then went and looked without signing in, and all the puzzles show up for me, including this one. I'm on a Mac using Safari. And the link in the previous post works too.

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Post by damefox » Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:06 pm

ky-mike wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:04 pm
damefox wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:02 pm
Did the WSJ become subscription-only? I can't see any crosswords after Oct. 17, including this contest.
https://www.wsj.com/news/puzzle
Oh, they just changed the URL on me. Whew, crisis averted.

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Post by C=64 » Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:19 pm

Got it! Finished the grid in ~10 min (except for 22D), then spent about an hour on the meta.

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Post by Wendy Walker » Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:22 pm

Halfway there!!! Swimming mightily!
5:45 p.m.: Gosh, but that was a challenge. On shore, somewhat bedraggled.
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Good luck, fellow Muggles! I'm happy to give nudges, but only if you're still stuck on Sunday.

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Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:28 pm

Wendy Walker wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:22 pm
Halfway there!!! Swimming mightily!
Weeellllll -- did the rotary pass? and were you there as a reporter or a citizen?
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Post by Meg » Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:37 pm

Got step one......

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Post by Richard » Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:47 pm

I try to do these on line - Mac Safari.

After getting the grid I clicked and it went blank.

Does not hurt to redo but can not figure out what is going on.

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Post by haari » Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:49 pm

crossword done on screen in 20 minutes or so... gonna transfer to paper an probably spend 20 hours or so... bike ride tomorrow morning should clear my head if i'm still stuck...
an it harm none, do as thou wilt... :D :D :D

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#16

Post by MasFutbol » Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:08 pm

On shore.

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Post by TMart » Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:10 pm

On shore - that was tough, and I fear a pageant.

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Post by billkatz » Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:14 pm

I'm on shore - I hope it's the correct one!

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Post by Meg » Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:17 pm

I’m on the beach!! Warm sand feels good. My cabana boy apparently plays the ukulele. On my second margarita.

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#20

Post by Meg » Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:19 pm

Wendy Walker wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:22 pm
Halfway there!!! Swimming mightily!
5:45 p.m.: Gosh, but that was a challenge. On shore, somewhat bedraggled.
Yes, it WAS a challenge!

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