"Grid Daring" - February 14, 2020

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Re: "Grid Daring" - February 14, 2020

#41

Post by hcbirker » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:40 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?
Title, title title.
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#42

Post by Tom Wilson » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:42 pm

On shore and headed for the cooler. I usually stick with Yuengling - never mix, never worry - but the mere mention of a Rolling Rock pony wets my whistle. Cheers!

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#43

Post by BethA » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:47 pm

On the beach 🏖 🍷!

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#44

Post by Streroto » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:49 pm

Count me ashore. I’m sure what I have is right though I don’t see where others have said it clicks.

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#45

Post by Anita » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:54 pm

Grid finished, and I've seen something interesting, but don't know what to do next. I'm hoping there's a logical mechanism, and not mere guesswork here.

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#46

Post by PeterLeea1a » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:58 pm

On shore! Took me a little longer than it sounds like it did for others.

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#47

Post by ChrisKochmanski » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:01 pm

Fun to read of the drinking preferences here. For once I'll top you all. Valentine's Day dinner needed to be the day before this year. Delightful little place in Ann Arbor called Logan. Champagne toast, followed by the cocktails Alpini (with rye, scotch, and other stuff, to accompany a gnocchi puttanesca) and a Sazerac (to accompany a wild board bolognese), then a glass of Riesling (to play off the spicy Thai scallops) and a Spanish white (for a Mexican-tinged shrimp and grits), finally a little chocolate and raspberry tart-like thing -- all for less than $200 with tip. Half-plate sizes helped.

There are advantages to living in the frozen north. Cost of living (and drinking!) is low.

Oh, yes, and I got the puzzle just before leaving the house, so I didn't need to obsess on it over dinner.

Treat your sweetest well tomorrow!

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#48

Post by Geoduck » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:12 pm

Ashore!

Phew! Now I can focus on getting work done in the morning.

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#49

Post by Scooby » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:10 pm

Ashore...giggling on 48D clue, pretty wicked.

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#50

Post by SeanS » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:45 pm

Grid solved, still in my usual spot on the boat.... 1D + 27D.... intentional? Another Miller Lite please, Isaac.

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#51

Post by FrankieHeck » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:09 pm

ChrisKochmanski wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:01 pm
Fun to read of the drinking preferences here. For once I'll top you all. Valentine's Day dinner needed to be the day before this year. Delightful little place in Ann Arbor called Logan. Champagne toast, followed by the cocktails Alpini (with rye, scotch, and other stuff, to accompany a gnocchi puttanesca) and a Sazerac (to accompany a wild board bolognese), then a glass of Riesling (to play off the spicy Thai scallops) and a Spanish white (for a Mexican-tinged shrimp and grits), finally a little chocolate and raspberry tart-like thing -- all for less than $200 with tip. Half-plate sizes helped.

There are advantages to living in the frozen north. Cost of living (and drinking!) is low.
Wow, Chris, that sounds fancy! But in true Heck style, we will be spending less than that for our Yuengling/Miller Lite and chicken tenders/quesadilla. Advantages to having the palate of a (beer drinking) toddler. :D

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#52

Post by hcbirker » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:35 pm

ChrisKochmanski wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:01 pm
Fun to read of the drinking preferences here. For once I'll top you all. Valentine's Day dinner needed to be the day before this year. Delightful little place in Ann Arbor called Logan. Champagne toast, followed by the cocktails Alpini (with rye, scotch, and other stuff, to accompany a gnocchi puttanesca) and a Sazerac (to accompany a wild board bolognese), then a glass of Riesling (to play off the spicy Thai scallops) and a Spanish white (for a Mexican-tinged shrimp and grits), finally a little chocolate and raspberry tart-like thing -- all for less than $200 with tip. Half-plate sizes helped.

There are advantages to living in the frozen north. Cost of living (and drinking!) is low.

Oh, yes, and I got the puzzle just before leaving the house, so I didn't need to obsess on it over dinner.

Treat your sweetest well tomorrow!
Tomorrow I’ll be making filet mignon with roasted potatoes and homegrown sugar snap peas. And a salad with Bibb lettuce, pears and Gorgonzola. So there! Glad you had a great dinner!
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#53

Post by Jazzvibist » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:41 pm

Ashore. Very enjoyable “Aha.” Thanks, Matt.

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Post by DrTom » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:06 am

Well I think I can see the mechanism and I also think I can get the letters. However, that is where this little train stops because I cannot seem to make anything intelligible out of them. Gonna be a long week-end I can tell, or I think I can.

RATS - I hate it when I get so far and then cannot get out of the woods - come HERE rabbit!!!

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Post by yourpalsal » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:29 am

Streroto wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:49 pm
Count me ashore. I’m sure what I have is right though I don’t see where others have said it clicks.
Exactly! I'm sure I'm ashore, but I can't quite explain how I got there. It's like those movies where the ship goes down and our hero wakes up on the beach...

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#56

Post by yourpalsal » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:53 am

I'm curious how many folks on this chat have won the mug, and how many years of playing it took?

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Post by MarkL » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:30 am

Dawned on me = 0535... Oh! Forehead smack!!
Ashore!
Have Pint Glass, Will Travel!

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#58

Post by KayW » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:15 am

LAS. Feeling like the dog that caught the car - I see what must be the mechanism but not what to do with it. ...What category are the Wonder Twins?🙂

(And I hope that’s not In any way a spoiler; I am so lost it would be completely inadvertent)

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#59

Post by rexthree » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:20 am

DrTom wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:06 am
Well I think I can see the mechanism and I also think I can get the letters. However, that is where this little train stops because I cannot seem to make anything intelligible out of them. Gonna be a long week-end I can tell, or I think I can.

RATS - I hate it when I get so far and then cannot get out of the woods - come HERE rabbit!!!
I'm in the exact same boat (so to speak) as you. Working hard for that as of yet "aha" moment. Frustrating to be so close!

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Post by Julie O » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:21 am

On shore.

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