"From Top to Bottom" - November 20, 2020

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Orsys
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Re: "From Top to Bottom" - November 20, 2020

#201

Post by Orsys » Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:08 pm

Got it. Now on to mgwcc.

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Kris Zacharias
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#202

Post by Kris Zacharias » Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:22 pm

On shore. "Easy" puzzles always make me a little anxious. Today I saw 145 people on shore already and I did not have a answer. Then it appeared. Time for a walk!

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flamingbear
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#203

Post by flamingbear » Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:26 pm

Count me on shore, easiest yet for me. I needed that.

NDStegs
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#204

Post by NDStegs » Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:29 pm

We are on shore. Feels good to get there so quickly this week, after well, not doing so the past few weeks.

FKelly
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#205

Post by FKelly » Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:20 pm

MG-tuner on the right wavelength. Triangulated littoral destination. Deja vu!

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tim1217
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#206

Post by tim1217 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:39 pm

On shore.

Any room left?
"GET OFF MY LAWN!".
Walt Kowalski, Gran Torino

JennyByrd
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#207

Post by JennyByrd » Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:58 pm

Happily on shore. Happy socially-distanced Thanksgiving, everyone.

Jg

haari
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#208

Post by haari » Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:07 pm

now happily on shore... spent a long time yesterday constructing massive amounts of word stacks, lists, anagrams, acronyms, and/or other haphazard attempts that lead no where... couldn't even find anything resembling a rabbit hole to fall down! went out for a bit around the house this morning, then had a lovely afternoon nap... woke up and totally disregarded yesterday's efforts... suddenly solved in minutes... time to stretch out on the sand and bask.
an it harm none, do as thou wilt... :D :D :D

Nlobb
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#209

Post by Nlobb » Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:32 pm

On shore!
This "easy" puzzle was a mystery to me for a long time.
The "hard" one last week took me 3 minutes to solve...
Another mystery!!

Rad26
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#210

Post by Rad26 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:51 pm

On shore. Had one idea that did not work but led to the answer.

Happy Safe and Peaceful Thanksgiving all.

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#211

Post by mpmanning » Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:51 pm

DrTom wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:28 am
Well it seems that I am in extremely good company on the ship. As I have said so many times before, the ones that everyone seems to say "WOW that was easy", trap me in my cabin and make me go down with the ship. I had all these good ideas but everything yields a letter salad that I cannot toss or even dress. Lettuce just say that so far this is beeting me, maybe because Tomato much last night but oil keep trying my asalt and pepper it with attempts hoping that I don't get carroted (when God gives you letter salad make salad puns!)
Keep looking. The answer will turnip.

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DrTom
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#212

Post by DrTom » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:07 pm

WHEW (or PHEW) - I had gotten a PM offering a clarification (i.e. "you are doing all the wrong stuff" or "abandon that rabbit hole") and of course replied I'd take it. Then I went out tp pick up some wine I had been shipped (no I didn't drink it but that might have helped earlier) and go to the store. When I came back I thought "hmmm I wonder" and tried something I had not before. Originally I even complicated that until I saw the path that had been staring at me (and from all accounts the immediate world) for days. So I didn't need the help for a change, though I am always glad there are Angels around!

So I'm submitting - maybe with all the muggles getting "mugged" I'll end up on the receiving end?. Doesn't matter though, my reward is always the solve and this community. But PLEASE Matt/Mike can we have intermediate puzzles, easy ones make me NUTS.

not easy s.jpg

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DrTom
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#213

Post by DrTom » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:33 pm

mpmanning wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:51 pm
DrTom wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:28 am
Well it seems that I am in extremely good company on the ship. As I have said so many times before, the ones that everyone seems to say "WOW that was easy", trap me in my cabin and make me go down with the ship. I had all these good ideas but everything yields a letter salad that I cannot toss or even dress. Lettuce just say that so far this is beeting me, maybe because Tomato much last night but oil keep trying my asalt and pepper it with attempts hoping that I don't get carroted (when God gives you letter salad make salad puns!)
Keep looking. The answer will turnip.
It DID!! I kept rooting myself on and begging my brain to work harder, turns out its OK to be a rutabaga!

(I guess I should have known if anyone would fire a missle across my bow it would be you :D )

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DrTom
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#214

Post by DrTom » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:34 pm

Rad26 wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:51 pm
On shore. Had one idea that did not work but led to the answer.

Happy Safe and Peaceful Thanksgiving all.
Hmmm - I'd be curious to see if it was the idea I finally had, which did not work but led me to shore?

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#215

Post by JeanneC » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:42 pm

Solved grid on Thursday but still wandering the decks on the meta. Will take a break and watch the Three Stooges. Maybe that will shake something loose.

Happy and safe Thanksgiving to all!

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#216

Post by PeterLeea1a » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:11 pm

Landed!

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#217

Post by ddb13 » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:47 pm

Happy to (finally) join the gang on shore. Wobbly legs from so long at sea!

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#218

Post by 802puzzler » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:45 pm

Safely and happily ashore after taking more than a few breaks to clear rhe mind! Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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DrTom
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#219

Post by DrTom » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:18 pm

Dplass wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:52 am
DrTom wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:28 am
Well it seems that I am in extremely good company on the ship. As I have said so many times before, the ones that everyone seems to say "WOW that was easy", trap me in my cabin and make me go down with the ship. I had all these good ideas but everything yields a letter salad that I cannot toss or even dress. Lettuce just say that so far this is beeting me, maybe because Tomato much last night but oil keep trying my asalt and pepper it with attempts hoping that I don't get carroted (when God gives you letter salad make salad puns!)
Orange you glad you have people here to talk to? I hope you can chard a course to shore.
Well it made me bananas for a while; I mean Matt was peaching but I wasn't applelyng myself apparently. Eventually I had to plum the depths of my Meta ability and poke around the puzzle for a way in. I finally sprouted wings and, while egging myself on, established my steak on the shore. But I won't be shellfish, I'll gladly share with others! (OUCH, some of these are so bad they hurt ME!)

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#220

Post by Ann » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:16 am

Hooray! On shore

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