"Two for One" - July 23, 2021

A place to discuss the weekly Wall Street Journal Crossword Puzzle Contest, starting every Thursday around 4:00 p.m. Eastern time. Please do not post any answers or hints before the contest deadline which is midnight Sunday Eastern time.
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Post by jdb »

Onshore as well!
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Post by Eric Porter »

On shore. I agree that it's a difficult grid.

I'm curious where the difficulty rating will end up for this one. I saw what was going on early, but maybe I was just lucky. The puzzles I can think of that are most similar have been difficult.
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Post by MatthewL »

Ashore! And just missed Page 1. Oh well, I'll take a Terrapin Recreation Ale. I think I deserve it after missing the meta 2 straight weeks.
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Post by BethA »

On the beach! 🏖 🍷

Very nice!
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Post by hcbirker »

On shore after a stumble.
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Post by RobM »

Onshore. Good one this week.
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Post by Dplass »

Onshore. After missing 2 (or 3? 4?) weeks in a row, yay!
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Post by sanmilton »

Well, I found the shore! Pretty involved this week, Mr. Mike! And now, it's almost 'Tini Time! Thank you!

Meggotty Peggotty,
Put down the
Tackle the meta the
Minute it’s out.

When you see Meg, ask her,
“Where’s that cabana boy?”
(No need to shout!)
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Post by Wendy Walker »

Whoo-hoo! Not only did I solve but thanks to the grid I also came up with a word that's been on the tip of my tongue all day!
Good luck, fellow Muggles! I'm happy to give nudges, but only if you're still stuck on Sunday. Just send me a PM and tell me what you've tried so far.
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Post by ChrisKochmanski »

Not 19a! (i.e., ashore!)

Loved it!

Another one, I think, to use as a 31a to help explain the meta concept to a noobie.
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Post by boharr »

On Shore. Time for some beer(s) and BLT's with fresh tomatoes from the garden.
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Post by Tina »

On shore! I really liked this one! Get me back into the meta groove for tomorrow's MGWCC and the chance to redeem myself after missing last week's.
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Post by LadyBird »

On shore.

After last week's debacle, I was glad to grab the RUDder with a steaDY hand and get to shore! Last week was torTURed meandering and this week was (almost) iNSTant recognition of the mechanism. I believe that the drinks are two for ONE at the tiki bar! I'll have a Magners.
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Post by Seadub »

Done and done. Fun one!
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Post by Anita »

Feeling blind. Grid solved without a hitch but am seeing nothing for the meta.
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Post by BrennerTJ »

Got it right this time. Ashore. 😃🏖🍹
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Post by Richard »

On shore.

Had some trouble with the grid but got the meta pretty quickly, at least for me.

Will wait until dinner before celebrating.
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Post by sharkicicles »

On the shore like Lawrence Livermore.
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Post by Toby »

Got it, despite or because of problems with the grid. And I learned a new word though it isn't something I'm likely to use.
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