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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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...
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On the shore with a really enjoyable swim to get there. At least a 47D if not higher on the creativity in construction. Ready for the weekend!
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Grid done. But I must be overthinking this. I have my meta solution. It makes sense, but it doesn’t have that “Aha” feel. Five letter noun, eh? Hmmm…
“I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year’s fashions”. Lillian Hellman
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Bird Lives wrote: ↑Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:22 pm
It doesn't seem quite right that a puzzle that has an original idea/mechanism (at least I haven't seen it before) and that was probably a bit difficult to compose should have be so easy for solvers.
No Worries, Bird --
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On shore after getting only half way home last week.
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another round, please Isaac.
(do our less senior muggles know the LB references? who Isaac is, etc.? if not, perhaps one more reason to
, but for them or for us - Im not sure)
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I'm ashore - not sure I even get home from work in time to be on page 1. Oh well, I'll take page 5 or 6 or whatever.
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- Location: Freedonia, NH/VT/HI/Sydney/Earth
Hello Isaac, my old friend.
I've come to drink with you again.
Rufus T. Firefly
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Wow, on shore in record time for me. A cold Newcastle Brown Ale will be my reward.
Now I can get back to checklists for next week’s trip to Gatlinburg to celebrate the 40th anniversary of our honeymoon there.
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- Location: East Tennessee
On shore - I expect a crowded beach this weekend. Good thing I've got my lodging locked up early.
One of the rare time I figured out the path well before finishing the grid, no rabbit holes, just a straight shot the whole way. Doesn't happen very often.
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Happy to be on shore after being lost at sea last week.
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- Location: New Mexico
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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.
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Ashore. And I'll buy a round for anyone who swims ashore this week without a printed copy.
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On shore! Mike's genius continues to impress!
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Ashore after a fun swim. Drinking a Take 10 by Perennial which is an imperial stout with pretzels, chocolate, caramel and peanut butter. Would have been more appropriate for the "Bit Parts" meta.
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- Location: Virginia
Ashore. My kind of puzzle....Easy. Thanks Mike!
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Solved. Nice to have an easy one every now and then.
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Count me ashore. Definitely a tough grid, meta not so much.
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Me, you found in Mr. Public's car rental company. (9)