"Connect Four" - December 4, 2020

A place to discuss the weekly Wall Street Journal Crossword Puzzle Contest, starting every Thursday around 4:00 p.m. Eastern time. Please do not post any answers or hints before the contest deadline which is midnight Sunday Eastern time.
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Re: "Connect Four" December 4, 2020

#301

Post by norrin2 » Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:16 pm

On shore. Finally. Not so much of an aha moment, more like a duh-huh.

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#302

Post by rosiegirl » Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:06 pm

Wendy Walker wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:37 pm
On the beach! I suspect we will have a large shore party again this week!
Ready for a nudge, Wendy! Keep thinking (and reading) that the answer should be apparent...unfortunately, not for me!

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#303

Post by Dennis » Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:22 pm

it's getting to be a late hour, but I think I am on firm sand for the second week in a row. I spent time overthinking!

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#304

Post by Richard » Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:50 pm

On shore. Took a nudge.

Not submitting for the mug and feeling duh for not seeing it right away.

Got last week's in about 5 minutes after the grid so I guess this one is harder but can not believe I did not see it.

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#305

Post by Wendy Walker » Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:00 pm

hcbirker wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:12 pm
Today's Washington Post crossword is a meta! https://www.washingtonpost.com/crosswor ... -birnholz/
Oh boy! Thanks for the heads up! Another Birnholz puzzle to tackle!
Good luck, fellow Muggles! I'm happy to give nudges, but only if you're still stuck on Sunday.

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#306

Post by DaveKennison » Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:10 pm

Ashore with a few hours to spare. For the last nine days, I’ve been holed up in my stateroom, working on a different (but crossword-related) project. A few minutes ago, I came up on deck for air, stared dully at the far horizon and saw a sudden flash of light, whereupon I impulsively dove overboard and swam ashore.

Better late than never ... 😜

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#307

Post by EVJ » Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:27 pm

Bob, I posted that I made it to shore (albeit with a healthy nudge) while you were composing the list😂. Then I ran off to ski.
Crossword, check!
Skiing, check!
Apres ski...Black Velvet Toasted Carmel🥃
Good luck to all those submitting!

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#308

Post by Prozach » Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:42 pm

Thanks for the nudges. Was way less complicated than I made it, of course :-) Ashore

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#309

Post by mpmanning » Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:19 pm

Ashore.

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#310

Post by Bob cruise director » Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:27 pm

EVJ wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:27 pm
Bob, I posted that I made it to shore (albeit with a healthy nudge) while you were composing the list😂. Then I ran off to ski.
Crossword, check!
Skiing, check!
Apres ski...Black Velvet Toasted Carmel🥃
Good luck to all those submitting!
Where did you ski?
Bob Stevens
Cruise Director

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#311

Post by Scott Medvetz » Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:45 pm

Well that was much easier than I was making it. Quite annoyed that it took me since Thursday to see it. I was thinking I might have to send back my mug!
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Mark Twain

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#312

Post by Olof » Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:47 pm

Ashore. Spent a long time with Isaac, but finally saw how to mix this week's concoction.

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#313

Post by rosiegirl » Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:03 pm

On shore...finally! Thank you to all who "nudged" me along!

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#314

Post by Notbitter » Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:32 pm

On shore. Had the general direction for a while but, finally, it sank in.

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#315

Post by EVJ » Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:19 pm

Bob cruise director wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:27 pm
EVJ wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:27 pm
Bob, I posted that I made it to shore (albeit with a healthy nudge) while you were composing the list😂. Then I ran off to ski.
Crossword, check!
Skiing, check!
Apres ski...Black Velvet Toasted Carmel🥃
Good luck to all those submitting!
Where did you ski?
Our local hill in McCall, Idaho⛷

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#316

Post by C=64 » Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:34 pm

mitchel674 wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:39 am
Well, I seem to have an obvious answer, but I would consider it more a "pair of things" than a "two-word phrase". Am I overthinking this one?
Yes. ;) The answer is sometimes described based on its content -- e.g., "an event" or "a well-known author" -- and sometimes described based on its length -- e.g., "three-word" or "seven-letter" -- but if you got a two-word phrase that is at least tangentially related to the title or theme, then you're good.

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#317

Post by Bob cruise director » Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:13 pm

Good evening
Our final report has 2 on the ship and 208 on the shore

Getting to the shore since lunch are
EVJ
norrin2
Dennis
Joedbee
David K
mpmanning
Prozach
Scott M
Notbitter
rosiegirl
Richard
and Olof

As usual when we are near the record, I will pick up mistakes and those taking a moonlight swim to the shore in the morning.
Bob Stevens
Cruise Director

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#318

Post by Jarrod » Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:38 pm

Looked for the meta since Saturday morning, finally Ashore!

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#319

Post by JAQT » Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:00 pm

Scott Medvetz wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:45 pm
... I was thinking I might have to send back my mug!
Braggart!! <kidding, of course>

I guess I'm just envious, as here, there are plenty of mugs, but not THE mug.
JustAQuickThought

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#320

Post by Jeremy Smith » Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:47 pm

I’d appreciate a nudge if anyone is willing.

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