"Connect Four" - December 4, 2020

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"Connect Four" - December 4, 2020

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Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:21 pm

This week's contest is titled "Connect Four" by Matt Gaffney

The answer to this week's contest crossword is a two-word phrase

Now everyone can inhale and relax
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Post by docison » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:26 pm

On shore. Pretty sure I won't be alone.

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Post by Joe Ross » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:28 pm

20201204 WSJCC — Connect Four — Excel form

The linked file is protected from editing.

Clicking on the link will open the file in View Only mode in another browser window or tab, or within your Excel app, depending on how you've elected to open XLSX files on your PC or phone. (I do not recommend editing on phones!)

Once opened, Save as... onto your drive. This will allow you to edit the spreadsheet.

I've added this instruction to the spreadsheet & apologize for any confusion. I appreciate the question received from a muggle which pointed out my omission of this simple & necessary instruction.
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Post by Hector » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:28 pm

Got it. Actually nice to do it in Across Lite instead of the app.

There may be some controversy about this answer.
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Post by Al Sisti » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:31 pm

Safely in the sand… What’ll I have, you ask? Make it a Guinness, please!

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Post by KayW » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:32 pm

On shore - I expect it will be more like "connect four hundred" (muggles) this week :)

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Post by C=64 » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:35 pm

Solved! Probably in record time: about 10.5 minutes for the grid, 0.5 minutes for the meta.
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Post by docison » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:36 pm

Hector wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:28 pm
Got it. Actually nice to do it in Across Lite instead of the app.

There may be some controversy about this answer.
Agree on both counts. Anything is better than that app!

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Post by Wendy Walker » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:37 pm

On the beach! I suspect we will have a large shore party again this week!
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 Dannyvee » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:39 pm

Ashore! I'll have a Campari and soda please

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Post by michaelm » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:40 pm

On shore.

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Post by ChrisKochmanski » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:41 pm

Toes in sand!

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Post by Beth Tyrpin » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:42 pm

🏝

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Post by Amanda Hugginkiss » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:43 pm

Yay! I like an aha moment as much as the next person, but this week I appreciate the quick solve.

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Post by Jeanrosz » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:43 pm

On shore! Maybe still on page one?

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Post by ky-mike » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:43 pm

On shore. Ready to pour a High West Whiskey Double Rye.

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Post by LesY » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:44 pm

Ashore! Enjoy the weekend everyone.

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Post by Gman » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:45 pm

Ashore! First time on page 1

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Post by mheberlingx100 » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:46 pm

On shore. It's chilly here, so an Irish coffee will be the beverage of choice this evening.

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Post by BethA » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:46 pm

On the beach! 🏖 🍷

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