"Connect The Dots" - June 11, 2021

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"Connect The Dots" - June 11, 2021


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This week's contest is titled "Connect The Dots" by Mike Shenk

The answer to this week's contest is a five letter noun.

A few more details on the Q&A with Matt Gaffney on June 29. All information on the Q&A are on Come Aboard/FAQ Solving Resources

1) The Q&A will be recorded and will be made available to everyone soon after the 29th

2) The link to the session will be available to muggles after June 17th

3) A good suggestion came out of our Tuesday zoom link. Matt is going to pick out one of his favorite MGWCC's from the past and we will post it here for everyone to do so we can use that during the Q&A to discuss various aspects of creating a meta.

Let me know if you have any questions about the Q&A, or zoom.


20210611 WSJCC — Connect the Dots — Excel form
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On Shore. Wow!
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:desert_island: :tropical_drink: Onshore. Nice one!
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Solved, fun.
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Post by Guffman »

Thanks for passing the word, Bob. I'm looking forward to seeing what Matt picks.
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On the shore!
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Ashore. Could have been made more difficult, but not complaining!

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Post by Andrew Bradburn »

On shore. Another great idea from Mr. Shenk. I still wonder how he and Mr. Gaffney come up with 25 or so of these each a year (many more for Mr. Gaffney of course)
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Post by BethA »

On the beach! 🏖 🍷

Enjoyed it!
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Post by Amanda Hugginkiss »

On shore. Kids' last day of virtual school so I am doubly celebrating tonight!
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On the beach! I liked it!
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Post by ky-mike »

I believe that I am on shore. Time will tell.
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Post by Joe »

Wow. That was super. On the beach!
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On shore. Different.
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Post by Georgeall »

Got it! Basking ashore.
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Post by sanmilton »

I'm happily ashore, and ready for the weekend! Oh, wait! It's only Thursday afternoon! Oh, well! I guess I'll go ahead and get started!
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Post by MikeM000 »

That was very cool... I do believe I'm on shore!
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Post by Meg »

On the beach with my very large margarita. Ugh! I look like a tourist, except I don’t have a sunburn. Cabana boy has decided he’s going to learn French, so he has his nose in a book.
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Post by stmv »

That was not so easy, but I'm confident I'm on the beach.
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