"We're Back in Business" - July 16, 2021

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"We're Back in Business" - July 16, 2021


Post by Wendy Walker »

Hello Fellow Muggles,

This week I'm filling in for our esteemed Cruise Director, who is taking some much-deserved time off from his labors.

This week's Crossword Contest, by Matt Gaffney, is entitled "We're Back in Business." The meta answer is three letters long.

The link to the WSJ page is: https://www.wsj.com/articles/were-back- ... 1626104042

The PDF is: https://s.wsj.net/public/resources/docu ... 202112.pdf

Best of luck to all!

20210709 WSJCC — We are Back in Business — Excel form [CORRECTED! TY @eagle1279!!]
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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:desert_island: :tropical_drink: Onshore.
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Post by docison »

Onshore with KayW!
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Post by Al Sisti »

Toes in the sand (with 80% confidence), thirstin’ for a Guinness!
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Post by pjc »

On shore! Let's do Guinness again!
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Post by DCBilly »

On shore! Get me out of these wet clothes and into a dry martini.
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Post by Abide »

Take that Wendy!

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Post by stmv »

got it, ashore with a slight stumble on the last step
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Done and done
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Post by michaelm »

On shore.
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Post by RPardoe »

Solved and submitted
Meta Nudges - If you need some help, please feel free to PM me with what you have tried and where you are stuck.
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Post by Laura M »

On shore! I didn't get a strong click, but I don't know what else it would be so I'm going with it.

Edit: Hello page one! It's been a while :-)
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Post by BethA »

On the beach! 🏖 🍷

Enjoyed it!
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Post by mheberlingx100 »

Done and dusted. Hot and humid, so a Summer Shandy for me please.
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Post by Scott M »

On shore, or maybe just a sandbar? Looking for a better click but I have a supportable answer, which I will wait a bit to submit.
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Post by JordanianTomlinson »

Ashore! My first ever page 1! Liked this one. Now time for a Zombie Dust
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Post by Darth »

On shore! (...Now back to work!) 8-)
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Post by ericharrison1969 »

No! Too easy!!!!
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