"Thorough Enough" - September 24, 2021

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"Thorough Enough" - September 24, 2021


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This week's meta contest is titled "Thorough Enough" by Matt Gaffney

The answer to this week's met is an eight letter word describing a good contest crossword solver's thinking.

For those who missed last week's talk/Q&A by Peter Muller and Matt Gaffney, here is the YouTube video link.

It is a great look into the thinking and creativity of two of the best meta constructors in the country.

And not to be too much of a shill for Pete but he has a band called The Kindred Souls that is on tour https://www.petemuller.com/ around the country.

He will be hitting a lot of muggle towns between now and the beginning of October. The schedule is here https://www.petemuller.com/shows

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On shore.
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Post by Al Sisti »

Toes in the sand… Guinness me please?
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Post by LesY »

Ashore. Hi Al and architect!
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Post by C=64 »

Solved. Nice one!
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Post by MatthewL »

On shore! Very clever. Beer me.
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Post by docison »

Agreed with all of the above. Very clever - and nicely meatier than the last few. I'm in good company here with Al and Les, among others.
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Post by mheberlingx100 »

On shore! And did it on my phone, as a downed tree has knocked out our power.
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Post by periperi »

Ashore. I really liked this one too.
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Post by Laura M »

On shore! And possibly on page 1, thanks to no meeting today! (Well, no meeting right now, anyway.)
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Post by Mister Squawk »

On shore. Exactly hard enough.
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Post by paige11 »

On shore! Very clever and very enjoyable :D
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Post by TMart »

On shore on page 1? Guinness please!
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Post by John77 »

Something tells me I'll be drinking on the Apophenia Deck this weekend.
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Post by Anita »

On the beach! Yay. Got it early for a change. Did I actually make first page???) or
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On the beach! Such a great puzzle!
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Post by Dannyvee »

On shore! Nice one
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On shore
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Post by Carolyn »

Enjoyed it!
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Post by Schmeel »

Just m[ad]e[] page 1...