"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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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...
Where are you in Maine?
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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.)
Or expanded to the entire NL East
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Doc wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:24 am
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:
More like PIECE DE RESISTANCE. ;)
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Pretty shore I am ashore.
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I’m with all of you on the CHEF D’OEUVRE … AND on the PIECE DE RESISTANCE “wrong” answers… but also add COUP DE MORTE (not GRACE).

On shore! After another very long work day, did the grid at midnight last night (fell asleep on the last few), and saw the meta pretty quickly this morning. Once I saw it, I figured out why the grid had felt just a bit odd while doing it.

More work today, but tonight? May just tuck into a big icy margarita.
The other Wendy. :roll:
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Bob cruise director wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:47 am
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...
Where are you in Maine?
Ogunquit yesterday and some Portland today and hopefully some Boston tomorrow.
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On Shore.

I'm glad that I paused to ponder. Made an adjustment on the last step, which resulted in a much more satisfying answer.

I'm making an iced mocha right now, which will be perfect on yet another blistering day here.
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Could it be? Taking control of the weekend.
A hazy little something.
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EVJ wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:49 pm AT SEA. On the bar stool with Isaac. A nightcap is in order. I see some things. Lots of things!! Based on the comments I’m going to try to keep it simple. Fresh eyes after a good night’s sleep sounds like just the thing. 😴
Night night.
ASHORE! I woke up knowing exactly what to do.
Good luck to everyone!
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I think I'm ashore - I don't love my answer but it's certainly justifiable
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Ashore, this week on the beach in imminently-to-be-rainy Florence, Oregon.
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Ashore! Super enjoyable except I was solving it on my phone in the car on a road trip :D
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Taking a brief break between meeting this morning, and my brain has made the connection! Cute puzzle, will relax on the beach after work.
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Ashore! Was in a mental ‘cul de sac’ last night, but with the new day came clarity.

Good health and happy solving,
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I JUST THIS MINUTE made sense of 50A.
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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On shore! 🏝

Going for an iced coffee!
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How do you change your rating of a puzzle? My fat finger hit the wrong spot and before I knew it had rated this puzzle wrongly.
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Ashore (happily after last week's total bomb). Finished the grid yesterday (with some sticking points) and saw two paths to the meta today, chose one and am 99% sure I am there (have to agree with some others that it doesn't feel totally "aha"). I ALWAYS solve the puzzle without paper (except for this one :lol: ) So, I can't host a double round -- maybe next time!
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I have an answer that makes sense but it does not click. I am having coffee with Isaac searching for loose ends to tie up.

EDIT: Checked with a solver. I don't have it.
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Wendy Walker wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:43 am I JUST THIS MINUTE made sense of 50A.
There have been entire metas based on it.
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