"Third Time's The Charm" - January 10, 2020

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"Third Time's The Charm" - January 10, 2020

#1

Post by BrianMac » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:26 pm

Our regular constructors get a break this week as the meta is constructed by Patrick Berry - always a treat!

The answer to the contest is a six-letter word.

Enjoy and good luck!

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#2

Post by Streroto » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:26 pm

Ashore!

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#3

Post by mheberlingx100 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:27 pm

on shore

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Post by Scott Medvetz » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:27 pm

On shore! Tried a couple routes before finding the right mechanism.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Mark Twain

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#5

Post by Wendy Walker » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:28 pm

Very good puzzle! My 1st hunch was correct!
Good luck, fellow Muggles!

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#6

Post by Joe Ross » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:28 pm

Solved. On shore. Ashore.

EDIT: I'll have something 40D, please. Warsteiner Dunkel will do me just fine.
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#7

Post by Hector » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:29 pm

Awesome construction, but didn't offer up much resistance.

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#8

Post by Al Sisti » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:31 pm

Safely home. Guinness me please?

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#9

Post by Laura M » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:31 pm

On shore! Enjoyable grid and nice construction.

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#10

Post by Leslie » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:34 pm

I’m also on shore. Nice meta.

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#11

Post by damefox » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:34 pm

Ashore! Pretty straightforward.

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#12

Post by ChrisKochmanski » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:35 pm

Toes in sand!

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#13

Post by higgysue » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:39 pm

On shore!

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Post by hcbirker » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:39 pm

Well that was fun! Onshore!
Heidi

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Post by Tom Wilson » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:40 pm

Ashore!

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Post by joequavis » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:44 pm

Ashore. Wish I could get my MGWCC streak to be as lengthy as WSJ. Heck I'd settle for 2 in a row at this point.
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#17

Post by Tom Shea » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:51 pm

Patrick Berry is always entertaining. He has invented so many great new puzzle types. I am addicted to Row's Gardens.

On shore. It is already Friday for me, but too early for a cocktail. I'll settle for coffee for now.
Rufus T. Firefly

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#18

Post by steveb » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:52 pm

Done, done and done.

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#19

Post by KayW » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:56 pm

Yay! Onshore early two weeks in a row - thanks to Joe Ross posting his excel template so quickly.

Maybe another record-breaking week?

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#20

Post by Eric Porter » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:58 pm

On shore. It's similar to other metas despite having a different creator. I'm 100% sure this time.

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