"Connect The Dots" - June 11, 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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Inca
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#101

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There is something in this puzzle that must have been done deliberately but I'm not yet sure how to use it in my solution. I'm afraid that I may have to succumb to using a "highlight-able" method to solve this one. I am leaving it for now and will look at it again later in the weekend.
Inca
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#102

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There is something in this puzzle that must have been done deliberately but I'm not yet sure how to use it in my solution. I'm afraid that I may have to succumb to using a "highlight-able" method to solve this one. I am leaving it for now and will look at it again later in the weekend.
markhr
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#103

Post by markhr »

19A should have been clued: "Like the Braves' bullpen."
(Baseball fans will understand.)
FKelly
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#104

Post by FKelly »

On shore. Simple, yet elegant. Exactly the way I like them.
A TOUR DE FORCE of the meta puzzle craft.
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Henry Paul
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#105

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Ashore!
That was fun. I remain constantly amazed at how these things are constructed.

Celebrating with a new Amaro this weekend.
Stay safe all.
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fuggedabowdit
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#106

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ASHORE !! Almost grabbed by a couple of sharks on the way to the beach, and had to return to the ship twice. But the third try got me to the Tiki bar!
So set me up with 3 fingers of Scorpion Anejo Mezcal and a Corona please. A shot for each try and a cerveza to chase away thouughts of those sharks.
!Celebremos!
Never trouble trouble til trouble troubles you !
Darth
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#107

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Solved this online.... After going cross-eyed several times, I think I finally got it! :roll:
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sharkicicles
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#108

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markhr wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:50 am 19A should have been clued: "Like the Braves' bullpen."
(Baseball fans will understand.)
—>

Room on the AL bandwagon. Just saying.

I got the first two steps immediately, now trying to solve. I haven’t had a great last couple of weeks but who knows…
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Joe Ross
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#109

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shalmanezer wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:57 pm Ashore. And I'll buy a round for anyone who swims ashore this week without a printed copy.
Thank you! 😋🍻

I've got next round. 🙂
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Patty
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#110

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On shore quickly this week. As a nod to last week I will have a croissant and Café au Lait for breakfast.
Franklin.Bluth
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#111

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Ashore. Pretty straightforward but still elegant.
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Bob cruise director
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#112

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On shore
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MatthewB
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#113

Post by MatthewB »

Quickly onshore... Though I am having fun coming up with other 5-letter alternatives. I'll share Monday......
Doc
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#114

Post by Doc »

On shore I believe. Mechanism gives an answer that makes sense but nothing that made me say "Aha!"
Doc
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#115

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FKelly wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:50 am On shore. Simple, yet elegant. Exactly the way I like them.
A TOUR DE FORCE of the meta puzzle craft.
I think you meant to say a CHEF D'OEUVRE! :lol:
Doc
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#116

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Joe Ross wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:07 am
shalmanezer wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:57 pm Ashore. And I'll buy a round for anyone who swims ashore this week without a printed copy.
Thank you! 😋🍻

I've got next round. 🙂
Me too...this could get expensive!
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tigerfly222
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#117

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A rare Friday solve for me. Happily on shore!
Satisfying achievement to end a (very, very) long work week.
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BarbaraK
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#118

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Before starting, I had a guess how this was going to work. Not exactly what I expected, but close enough for a quick ride to shore.
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tigerfly222
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#119

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shalmanezer wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:57 pm Ashore. And I'll buy a round for anyone who swims ashore this week without a printed copy.
Solved on my computer screen. 8-)
I like red wine. Preferably Spanish.
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Wendy Walker
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#120

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Al Sisti wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:22 pm Vacationing in Maine - not a particularly good puzzle to not have access to a printer. Still, done and ashore... and I could probably choke down one more Guinness...
@MaineMarge , did you feel a disturbance in the Force?
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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