"AP English" January 8, 2021

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"AP English" January 8, 2021

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Post by Bob cruise director » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:03 pm

This week's contest is "AP English" by Peter Muller and Michael Milam

The answer to this week's contest crossword is a word you might use in English class.

Good luck with the grid and the meta
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Post by Joe Ross » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:09 pm


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Post by Al Sisti » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:16 pm

Safely ashore… I’ll have a Guinness please!

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Post by LesY » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:18 pm

Swimming ashore to join Al! Toss me a Guinness please! It’s been a long week...

Great puzzle, Pete and Michael. Excited to see guest constructors!

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Post by Wendy Walker » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:28 pm

I felt a certain sense of pressure to get this one! Great puzzle! On shore with Al and LesY.
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 Scott Medvetz » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:29 pm

Quick swim to shore. I'll finish up the egg nog in recognition of Russian Orthodox Christmas. Christos Razdajatsja!
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Post by mheberlingx100 » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:30 pm

On shore.

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Post by Jace54 » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:30 pm

On shore, very enjoyable meta!

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Post by Abide » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:31 pm

I'm on the first lifeboat. Fairly difficult grid.
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Post by Meg » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:32 pm

On the beach! Lovely puzzle with new to the WSJ constructors? The cabana boy says it’s a bit nippy, so he’s wearing sweats over his speedo. Another margarita, please!

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Post by Amanda Hugginkiss » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:36 pm

I'm on the beach. To me, that was the perfect level of difficulty.

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Post by Anita » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:38 pm

On the beach! This was a very fun one.

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Post by hcbirker » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:41 pm

On shore! That was fun!
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Post by TheBrunonians » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:41 pm

On the beach. Hard grid and a clever meta mechanism!

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Post by KayW » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:42 pm

On shore! Nice one.

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Post by BethA » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:42 pm

On the beach! 🏖 🍷

Enjoyed it!

Like the variety in constructors, too! Pete from MMMM.

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Post by Dannyvee » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:43 pm

On the beach!
Knew it'd be fun when I saw the byline and was not let down!

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#18

Post by Streroto » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:44 pm

Argh. I am 99% there I have what I am certain is the answer and cannot make it click!!!

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Post by Joe Ross » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:44 pm

A shore!

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I'm on it.

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Post by Streroto » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:48 pm

DOH. Got it. Great challenging grid and fun meta mechanism.

Stay well all!!!

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