"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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Wendy Walker
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Meg wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:10 am
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.
I have no doubt. Well I recall one of my worst failures, the meta that required knowledge of U.S. Mint locations and the letters that designate them!
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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Meg wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:10 am
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.
Ah, I remember it well.
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On the beach.
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On shore! Wasn't able to even look at the puzzle until this morning. Somehow I have to train my family members and friends that I am unavailable (until further notice) starting at 4:00 pm on Thursday. How did you do it, Wendy?!!
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#145

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Good Friday morning muggles

An interesting challenge from Mr. Shenk

so far we have 6 on the ship, most of which are enjoying coffee with Isaac and we have 112 on the shore.

Good luck to all
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#146

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Finally got it; on shore. If you need a nudge, look back through the comments -- there's one hiding in plain sight.
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Getting a late start after a delightful evening in the Finger Lakes. I wish I could be heartened that so many have glided to shore with relative ease, as that usually means I'll sink like a stone. Set the countdown clock for 11:59 p.m. Sunday. Ready? Begin!
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Hidden in 3D wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:44 am On shore! Wasn't able to even look at the puzzle until this morning. Somehow I have to train my family members and friends that I am unavailable (until further notice) starting at 4:00 pm on Thursday. How did you do it, Wendy?!!
By using the "broken record" technique: Just keep repeating "4 p.m. Thursday is Puzzle Time." They'll catch on eventually. The only exception I make is when my dear 90-year-old neighbor/"adopted father" wanders over for a chat.
Once, however, a seriously lovelorn friend called me exactly 5 minutes before Puzzle Time and said he really needed to talk. I sighed and resigned myself to missing page 1 that week. He thanked me and said he knew he would feel so much better if he could only vent for ... oh ... 15 minutes or so. I quickly figured out what was going on, screamed at him, hung up the phone and raced for the computer. I don't remember if I made page 1, but we laugh about it to this 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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On shore.
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sharkicicles wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:02 am
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…
Pffft. After however years it's been now, I'm still not used to the Astros playing the Yankees. Pitchers should bat.
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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?
Does it matter? Anywhere in Maine* would be nice right now. Not quite noon yet and my thermometer says 91.4F.

*Except the places where they have those legendary mosquitoes.
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hoover wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:44 pm
sharkicicles wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:02 am
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…
Pffft. After however years it's been now, I'm still not used to the Astros playing the Yankees. Pitchers should bat.
Pitchers can't bat. With all that Spider Tack on their hands they couldn't let go of the bat.
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Happy to be onshore. Quite liked this one from Mike Shenk!
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On shore.
Agree with the others who have noted that Mike Shenk showed some mercy to solvers this week.
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Post by DannyCincinnnati »

Ashore - what a blast of a puzzle!
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Wendy Walker wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:24 am
Meg wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:10 am
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.
I have no doubt. Well I recall one of my worst failures, the meta that required knowledge of U.S. Mint locations and the letters that designate them!
Was it a mint meta or a Federal Reserve District meta? I think I remember a fed meta. My mom worked for the Fed. Maybe we have had both.
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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.)
Were you expecting 47D instead?
The Phillies have once again been 61A (except for last two games!) :lol:
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On shore!
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On the shore. Thanks to a random power outage I can’t work, so the puzzle called me down a RIDICULOUS rabbit hole, which I lounged around in for awhile and made a mess of my grid. Climbing out after I realized my silly mistake, the path was clear. Nice one!
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I thought sure I had the method, guess not. Ah well such is life, still sitting with Isaac unfortunately. I often stumble, and it is often the "easier" ones. Don't now why.
NUDGES! If you see that I have solved, feel free to PM me, along with what you have done so far, and I'll be happy to nudge you onto the right track.

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