"Summer Wear" October 16, 2020

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Re: "Summer Wear" October 16, 2020

#141

Post by Commodore » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:13 am

Commodore. Ashore.
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#142

Post by Jholway » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:18 am

I flew thru the grid, but not feeling confident about the meta, so I would appreciate a nudge. Thanks!

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#143

Post by Cosmo » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:20 am

Wendy Walker wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:29 am
otlaolap wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:43 am
Wendy Walker wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:14 am
My very favorite [ . . . ]: W--- from the K---- to the U------.
Up to the time I read this I was revelling in an nice early solve and a nice idle weekend. Gonna get some chores done. Finish a book. Maybe even bake some cookies. Now, I've got a mindworm, and I do not do well with many of these. Perhaps I'll be asking for a nudge.
It is excellent advice for solving a crossword and a meta as well as all of those pesky strategic challenges that confront us as adults.
I have a guess! Work from the Known to the Unknown
It's a coffee table book about coffee tables

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#144

Post by norrin2 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:59 am

TPS wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:13 pm
Wendy Walker wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:45 pm
Any reader of P.G. Wodehouse
This is how I know Wendy is smarter than me - I consider myself pretty well read and pretty knowledgeable about authors even if I haven't read them but I have never heard of this person.
Yo0u need to rectify this posthaste. P.G. Wodehouse is one of the funniest writers ever. And he was a crossword fan.

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#145

Post by norrin2 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:03 pm

Scraps wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:28 am
I was at sea for a while because I was in the thrall of the cruelest of rabbit holes: a rabbit hole that doubles as an ear worm.

One of the answers got me locked into a song famously mocked by Dave Barry, and I couldn't get past:

"I recall the yellow cotton dress
Foaming like a wave
On the ground beneath your knees"

(Hope it's not a spoiler to say the answer is not a yellow cotton dress.)

Anyway, I'm ashore now.

Hmm. What drink would go with soggy, rained-on cake?
Maybe Midori. I mean it's got to be green to match the icing, right?

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#146

Post by John77 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:06 pm

Wendy Walker wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:45 pm
SewYoung wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:39 pm
Joe Ross wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:35 pm


I knew this would be a generational thing as soon as I read the clue. ;)
So, are you saying I'm old? I bet Will P. never heard of them.
Any reader of P.G. Wodehouse has heard of them. In one story the upper-class twit Bertie Wooster wears a daringly loud plaid pair on the golf course and his traditional valet, Jeeves, strongly disapproves. In the end Jeeves, of course, gets his way and the offending "article of clothing" ends up being given to the gardener's helper.
If you like Wodehouse (and golf), The Golf Omnibus is highly recommended.

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#147

Post by LizD » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:09 pm

Bob cruise director wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:17 pm
LizD wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:04 pm
I'm back at it after a long hiatus, and rewarded with a fun trip to shore! Cheers!
I finally found you - welcome back - we missed you

Hi Bob! Were you looking for me?! :D
I don't have an inner child... I have an inner old lady. :geek:

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#148

Post by Bob cruise director » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:11 pm

Good Friday noon muggles

Again, a warm welcome to our newest muggles - Flananigans and Franklin.Bluth. We are up to 776 who have posted that they are on the ship or shore at least once.

And we have 9 on the ship with Isaac and 66 partying on the shore.

Last thing - I have PM'd a couple about direct references to the grid answers. These may or may not help someone solve the meta but they make getting the grid answers less enjoyable to most. Could we all look at our posts to make sure that we are not pushing the boundaries.

Also make sure that you have it set up to receive a PM as that is the best way to communicate without drawing attention to the issue.
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#149

Post by SeanS » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:12 pm

Ashore! That one took me longer than I'd like to admit. I'll take beer: multiple, cold, and domestic.

My twins turn 5 tomorrow so I'm smoking a brisket overnight tonight to celebrate...supposed to get down to 36 degrees here overnight, so wish me luck!

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#150

Post by JPMalone » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:18 pm

Been in a rut these last few weeks, think I'm losing my mojo...will keep at it though! Seems like I've been overthinking too much :?

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#151

Post by LadyBird » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:20 pm

Wendy Walker wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:29 am
otlaolap wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:43 am
Wendy Walker wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:14 am
My very favorite [ . . . ]: W--- from the K---- to the U------.
Up to the time I read this I was revelling in an nice early solve and a nice idle weekend. Gonna get some chores done. Finish a book. Maybe even bake some cookies. Now, I've got a mindworm, and I do not do well with many of these. Perhaps I'll be asking for a nudge.
It is excellent advice for solving a crossword and a meta as well as all of those pesky strategic challenges that confront us as adults.
Well, I think I've solved this ^ Now to get back to the meta!

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#152

Post by JPMalone » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:32 pm

JPMalone wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:18 pm
Been in a rut these last few weeks, think I'm losing my mojo...will keep at it though! Seems like I've been overthinking too much :?
Quoting myself because... it just came to me! Snapped the losing streak lol

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#153

Post by boharr » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:34 pm

norrin2 wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:59 am
TPS wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:13 pm
Wendy Walker wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:45 pm
Any reader of P.G. Wodehouse
This is how I know Wendy is smarter than me - I consider myself pretty well read and pretty knowledgeable about authors even if I haven't read them but I have never heard of this person.
Yo0u need to rectify this posthaste. P.G. Wodehouse is one of the funniest writers ever. And he was a crossword fan.
As was Colin Dexter (of Inspector Morse fame). Actually, he was more than a fan. He set cryptics.

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#154

Post by TMart » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:36 pm

Ashore. Forgot it was Thursday until I got the MGWCC email telling me it was Friday! Hope there's some Guinness left.

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#155

Post by ADS » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:37 pm

On shore. Nice Puzzle.

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#156

Post by mattythewsjpuzzler » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:40 pm

Fun grid. Getting to really like Mike's clue-manship! Also a fun solve. Safely onshore!

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#157

Post by BrianMac » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:53 pm

On shore! Have a nice weekend everyone!

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#158

Post by agatha » Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:34 pm

Ashore and with time to spare.

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#159

Post by Dobbydown » Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:35 pm

Got the grid but am, yet again, struggling with the Meta. This is only my 3rd week so still gotta get the juices flowing. Eventually got last week's meta with a nudge to kick start the ol noggin. Likely will need one again this week...

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#160

Post by mitchel674 » Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:54 pm

On shore. Easiest one yet for this novice.

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