"Two for One" - July 23, 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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Our final count is 17 on the ship running up a tab with Isaac and 164 on the shore keeping Meg's cabana boy busy.

Joining those with Isaac are JRS51 and CPJohnson who was there all along but I was sure I saw her on the beach.

And those making it to shore since lunch are

Inca
Joe R
copperriver
KscX
Fishoutowater
Kimberly
Bird Lives
Jean
whimsy
iggystan
qvart
Begbie
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#282

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I do not want to be unkind
I’d rather suck on a lemon rind 🍋
This seven letter word is hard to find
Lots of Muggles getting into a bind

Lots of Muggles going though h-ll
What is the answer? I won’t tell 🤫
Nudges are free though, I don’t sell
Not all at once though, rushing pell-mell

Some are spoiling for a fight
Everyone wants to get it right
Especially since the deadline is tonight 🕰
My nudges however are very light

Those who got it already, great!
Others may see it a little late
There is just no time to wait
Submit tonight right under the gate 🚧

Even if you’ve lost your way
Tired and tousled, bills to pay
Here’s one thing you’ll be glad to say
I’m rooting for Team USA 🇺🇸
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#283

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19A
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#284

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I must be on a submarine. I've "gone down with the ship" countless times.
Yet, we resurface dry as a Churchill Martini each and every Thursday.
Ohhhh, Isaac!
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SReh26 wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:51 pm
mntlblok wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:41 pm Bottom ten percent. Interesting experience. Must be gettin oppressed, eh? :-)
yay back row!
to turn a phrase.
anyone know that reference?
RHPS?
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KayW wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:12 pm
SReh26 wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:51 pm
mntlblok wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:41 pm Bottom ten percent. Interesting experience. Must be gettin oppressed, eh? :-)
yay back row!
to turn a phrase.
anyone know that reference?
RHPS?
correct!
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SReh26 wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:13 pm
KayW wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:12 pm
SReh26 wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:51 pm

yay back row!
to turn a phrase.
anyone know that reference?
RHPS?
correct!
Tho the interjection I knew wasn’t “yay!” 😉
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On shore -- that was a tough one!
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KayW wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:14 pm
SReh26 wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:13 pm
KayW wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 9:12 pm

RHPS?
correct!
Tho the interjection I knew wasn’t “yay!” 😉
I’m a poet* Kay, I’m free form.
Don’t confuse me with facts.

(*no not really, as all of you can wearily attest)
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Ashore.

My husband got us started, then I was able to bring it home. Very happy, especially after several frustrating weeks of not solving.
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Luckily saw this one pretty quick after having a hard time with the grid. Toes firmly in the sand!
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Ashore. Snuck this one in under the wire. I did the grid and had an idea about the meta on Friday but was busy yesterday and spent all afternoon competing in the Boswords summer tournament. I've done a lot of crosswords today.
Check out the contest meta at Lexicon Devil

Latest puzzle: "Put Your Foot Down," 9/25/21

Deadline: Thursday, September 30, 12 PM EST
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Have now completed the four part meta lesson. Applied all my newly acquired knowledge. Nothing. Feeling like I'm in the Truman show.
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Visiting friends so not much time for this. Took a final look just now and made it to shore under the wire. :)
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I've been stuck here with Isaac all weekend, nothing to show for it but a few shallow rabbitholes and a large tab...hand is firmly poised to smack head in 6... 5...
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Was stuck for a few minutes until I saw the crossings. Then it was obvious.
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Sigh. Although I looked at the clues for a clue, obviously I did not look at them closely enough. If I had, I would have seen that several of them had something in common, e.g. a certain abbreviation. I think perhaps it might help to look at the PDF where I can see all the clues at once. Solving them on the WSJ site, I can see only about 8 across and 8 down clues at a time. Some weeks I use the spreadsheet, but the spreadsheet wasn't out yet when I started solving this week, and I never bothered to transfer over.
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exempli gratia. geesh
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