"Hotlinks" - June 25, 2021

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"Hotlinks" - June 25, 2021


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This week's contest is titled "Hotlinks" by Patrick Berry

The answer to this week's contest is an eight letter word.

The Q&A with Matt is all set for next Tuesday. The Zoom page will open at 7:20 pm EDT. On the page Board Index/Come Aboard/ FAQ's Community/Solving Resources/ Q&A With Matt Gaffney June 29/ posting 35, I have listed some guidance and procedures for how we will be doing the Q&A. If you have any questions or feel uncomfortable with Zoom, please PM me and we will address them.
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Post by KayW »

:desert_island: :tropical_drink: Onshore. Yay! A Patrick puzzle. "Berry" nice.
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Ah, Page One; how’re things? I’ve missed you. Guinness me please?
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Post by MikeM000 »

On shore... are others not seeing the "submit" button on the webpage under the puzzle? Email still seems to work. :)
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Post by ky-mike »

On shore. Fun one from Mr Berry.
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Post by stmv »

Got it, on shore, that was fun indeed. I quickly went from huh? to oh! to wow!!
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Post by paige11 »

Ashore! I enjoyed this one, especially because it happened to be right up my alley.
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Post by Tom Wilson »

That was a pre-weekend bunch of fun! It has been a long time since I arrived this early to the party. First round is happily on me.
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Post by hoover »

On shore, page 1 first time!
I also did not see a submit button, but I was able to submit by email.
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Post by subtly »

on shore, pretty sure...
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Post by sanmilton »

On shore! Ready for a Martini with dinner in a bit. Thanks for an enjoyable puzzle, Mr. Berry!
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Post by Amanda Hugginkiss »

On shore! Would have normally made this much harder for myself, but I’m thinking clearly today.
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Post by Cindy »

Solved. Lucky #13.

And almost pageanted. Good that I took a second look.
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Post by JPMalone »

On the beach
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Post by mheberlingx100 »

Done and dusted. Another great puzzle!
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Post by geeteebee »

First time that I can recall a Friday puzzle confirming that I finished it correctly.
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Post by Dannyvee »

Ashore! Wonderful puzzle from Berry
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Post by Meg »

On the shore! And on page 1! This was a fun one. The cabana boy says that French is too hard, and half the letters aren’t even pronounced, so what’s up with that? He’s happily taking orders, and has ordered extra Guinness.
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Post by 802puzzler »

Ashore! Fun one!
Page one is a first for me! Yay!
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Post by DBMiller »

Done and done