"What Not To Do" - March 27, 2020

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TPS
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Re: "What Not To Do" - March 27, 2020

#41

Post by TPS » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:41 pm

Well I have a ten letter word that fits the clues but didn't use any process to get the letters - same as every week - so its probably wrong but its what I'll probably submit.

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#42

Post by Jim and Anita » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:44 pm

Ashore! We were delayed getting started because our local internet has slowed to a crawl with all the stay-at-homes streaming content. We enjoyed the fun diversion. In other news, a highlight today was that after Anita was appointed to an interim 19-month term as one of our local township supervisors, the township manager and a notary public came to our front yard to notarize her oath of office from an appropriate social distance and to talk about how she can video conference for future meetings.

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#43

Post by bobbydeee » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:00 pm

On shore! A quick solve but clever construction. Stay well, fellow muggles.

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#44

Post by MarkL » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:06 pm

Done with the grid but grinding on the meta. Seem to have pieces of the rabbit but they aren't assembling as I figured. Onward!
Have Pint Glass, Will Travel! :)

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#45

Post by joequavis » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:24 pm

Still churning on it...
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#46

Post by elan » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:49 pm

ashore! Hope you all are well.

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#47

Post by burak » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:51 pm

Nice. Once you realize what's going on it unravels fast, but is nonetheless fun.

MGWCC will probably be super hard this week so I'm glad I got PGWCC and WSJCC out of the way early.

Edit: Forgot to say the magic words again. Ashore.

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#48

Post by joequavis » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:07 pm

Posting that you haven't gotten the puzzle really does help! Ashore!
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#49

Post by TPS » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:10 pm

joequavis wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:07 pm
Posting that you haven't gotten the puzzle really does help! Ashore!
:lol: :lol: Unfortunately its never helped me! Not even a little.

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#50

Post by damefox » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:11 pm

Ashore. 95% sure it's the right shore. Stay safe all.

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#51

Post by spotter » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:24 pm

Been trying something but I’m not getting anywhere. I'm stumped for now. Tomorrow is another day. I can't even guess at a ten letter word still either. Hmmm

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#52

Post by MatthewB » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:36 pm

Ashore but maintaining a safe social distance. Is this really a 4th week puzzle? Perhaps it's a gift to all the shut-ins.

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#53

Post by Omnibus » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:40 pm

Ashore. Took a little while, but setting it aside and relooking at it periodically helped a lot. Brain needs time to regroup.

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#54

Post by MarkL » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:31 pm

Done with the grid but grinding on the meta. Seem to have pieces of the rabbit but they aren't assembling as I figured. Onward!
Have Pint Glass, Will Travel! :)

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#55

Post by oldjudge » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:58 am

MatthewB wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:36 pm
Ashore but maintaining a safe social distance. Is this really a 4th week puzzle? Perhaps it's a gift to all the shut-ins.
WSJ Friday puzzles do not necessarily get harder over the course of the month, unlike MGWCCs.

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#56

Post by Inca » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:29 am

Got it!
It's actually the kind of meta I enjoy the most. I had the right idea from the start but it took me a while to put it all together.

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#57

Post by DrTom » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:48 am

Well, solved the grid and have some ideas but nothing solid. I thought I saw a bunny but I could not pin him down. Every time I got within 6 feet of him he sprayed me with sanitizer...

I am constantly amazed at the people who just look at these and go, "oh there it is" - obviously a lot more analytical than I am.

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#58

Post by yourpalsal » Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:28 am

Happy to get my toes in the sand on Thursday. This was the first time I printed out the pdf. The ample border on an 8.5x11 sheet makes a great workspace.

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#59

Post by CallMeShane » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:04 am

I have slept on this enough.

Call me on shore.

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#60

Post by Dplass » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:10 am

MatthewB wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:36 pm
Ashore but maintaining a safe social distance. Is this really a 4th week puzzle? Perhaps it's a gift to all the shut-ins.
WSJ doesn't get harder by the week. That's MGWCC's thing.

Also, I'm still stuck. I have bits and bobs but no answer yet.

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