"Grid Daring" - February 14, 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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ChrisKochmanski
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Re: "Grid Daring" - February 14, 2020

#21

Post by ChrisKochmanski » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:39 pm

Sand feeling warm and soft underfoot!

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#22

Post by TMart » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:41 pm

On shore. Nice one.

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#23

Post by Softie » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:43 pm

On shore to stake out my spot before the big rush.

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#24

Post by Inca » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:48 pm

As I was closing the window, it popped for me. Had to take a moment to figure out how to seal the deal...but I've made it all the way home. (I liked this one, it's my preferred type of meta).

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#25

Post by BarbaraK » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:54 pm

Hmm. Seems too easy. Though they’re all easy once you see them, right?

I’ll have a nice cup of 52D - my favorite type - on the shore.

I don’t love the title, but I can’t think of a better one.

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#26

Post by Toby » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:18 pm

I liked this one a lot. Had trouble with the grid in the upper left corner, but finally saw it. And had trouble with final step of meta, but finally saw that too.

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#27

Post by Meg » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:19 pm

On the beach!

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#28

Post by cashk » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:52 pm

I think I'm on shore, for the first time ever, but

I think I got first half of answer correct as the meta is obvious, but am I supposed to make an obvious guess for second half of answer, or is there a way to solve the second half with meta?

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#29

Post by ky-mike » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:53 pm

Count me ashore. Got a late start, but a quick finish.

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#30

Post by hcbirker » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:59 pm

Very nice meta. Had fun with this one. Count me on the growing shore party!
Heidi

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#31

Post by MajordomoTom » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:04 pm

at the bar for a tall, cool, Long-Island 52D with Isaac.

got the grid, have an idea about the mechanism, am a bit stymied. Perhaps not being "daring" enough.
"Lots of planets have a North", the Ninth Doctor.

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#32

Post by oldjudge » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:05 pm

cashk wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:52 pm
I think I'm on shore, for the first time ever, but

I think I got first half of answer correct as the meta is obvious, but am I supposed to make an obvious guess for second half of answer, or is there a way to solve the second half with meta?
Be Daring

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#33

Post by oldjudge » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:06 pm

On shore. I agree that it was a tough grid but a relatively easy meta.

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#34

Post by Richard » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:06 pm

I thought the grid was fun and not difficult.

But I don't understand the title. Grid Daring ?

So not getting the meta now.

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#35

Post by Wendy Walker » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:07 pm

Beth Tyrpin wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:37 pm
My sister called me at 3:15. It’s like she doesn’t even know me. In my people before puzzles mindset I chatted for 25 minutes and only read one or two clues during our conversation. I’m on shore now.
On another note I can’t sign into this blog over WiFi. I have to use LTE.
You get serious karma points for that one, Beth! I've been known to say one word to family members--"PUZZLE!"--should they forget themselves and call between 4 and 4:30 p.m. on a Thursday. They don't do it again.
Good luck, fellow Muggles!

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#36

Post by Toby » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:09 pm

cashk wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:52 pm
I think I'm on shore, for the first time ever, but

I think I got first half of answer correct as the meta is obvious, but am I supposed to make an obvious guess for second half of answer, or is there a way to solve the second half with meta?
There is a way to get the second half as well. Just keep doing what you were doing.

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#37

Post by mheberlingx100 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:11 pm

On shore, gonna pop open a seven ounce Rolling Rock.

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#38

Post by EdStrong » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:17 pm

Sheesh - i have what must be the mechanism, but seem to be caught in a rip current preventing me from getting to shore!!

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#39

Post by MarkL » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:21 pm

Al Sisti wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:27 pm
Toes in the sand. Guinness me please?
Is there ever any question, about the Guinness?
Have Pint Glass, Will Travel!

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#40

Post by MarkL » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:27 pm

On the trail of a four-legged varmint and trying to finish it off for a perfect ten. Workin 'it.
Have Pint Glass, Will Travel!

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