"What Not To Do" - March 27, 2020

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"What Not To Do" - March 27, 2020

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This week's contest is titled What Not To Do by Matt Gaffney

The answer to this week's contest crossword is a ten-letter word describing the theme entries.

(groan - another 10 letter word)

Good luck with the grid and the contest

For our newest Muggles, as a resource and the result of a lot of work by a couple of muggles, the past WSJ crossword contests and solutions are available on the blog at Come Aboard/FAQs – community/Past WSJ Crossword Contests & Solutions. They provide a tremendous resource for learning and refreshing about the techniques used to solve meta contests
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On the beach; two feet in the sand and six feet from anyone else. Enjoyed this one. Guinness me please... What? Get it myself??
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Al Sisti wrote: Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:23 pm On the beach; two feet in the sand and six feet from anyone else. Enjoyed this one. Guinness me please... What? Get it myself??
15 minutes - start to finish. A jet ski to the beach
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Safely ashore and wearing my social distance donut. :D

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Bob cruise director wrote: Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:27 pm
Al Sisti wrote: Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:23 pm On the beach; two feet in the sand and six feet from anyone else. Enjoyed this one. Guinness me please... What? Get it myself??
15 minutes - start to finish. A jet ski to the beach
I got lucky... I haven't landed first in weeks.
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I’m joining the widely spread out party on the beach. Waving to everyone from a safe distance.
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On the beach. Will submit tomorrow after I sleep on it.
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Al Sisti wrote: Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:23 pm On the beach; two feet in the sand and six feet from anyone else. Enjoyed this one. Guinness me please... What? Get it myself??
Six feet is very easy at Fort DeRussy beach. For the first time since the tiki huts were here a hundred years ago. That's diamond head in the distance.

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Ooh clever! I had to backsolve a bit but I get it now.
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On the beach. Nice easy (for me) one after last week's two bone-crushers. Now back to the Fireball. Got the first step and then stuck in the sand.
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Ashore. Though slightly worried I'll be hauled off by the meta police (no reference to 38A and 54A intended). That is: I'm not 100% sure of my answer because ... well, for a reason. Any other solvers feeling this way?
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I'm with Joe Ross - I have it but will sleep on it to confirm.

Probably a couple of beers will help - Jack's Abbey Hoponius Union is in the walk out cooler (porch)
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On sure and confident of the answer. It took me a little while to get confident, but I am now. Please all stay healthy.
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ChrisKochmanski wrote: Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:00 pm Ashore. Though slightly worried I'll be hauled off by the meta police (no reference to 38A and 54A intended). That is: I'm not 100% sure of my answer because ... well, for a reason. Any other solvers feeling this way?
Yes, I do. I’m quite certain my response is correct, but I do have one little concern.

Ashore in any event and six feet from everyone.
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Swift swim ashore
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Streroto wrote: Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:18 pm
ChrisKochmanski wrote: Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:00 pm Ashore. Though slightly worried I'll be hauled off by the meta police (no reference to 38A and 54A intended). That is: I'm not 100% sure of my answer because ... well, for a reason. Any other solvers feeling this way?
Yes, I do. I’m quite certain my response is correct, but I do have one little concern.
Me three, but I'm 99.9% sure my answer was right.
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Hmm... I've been staring at an answer trying to get my confidence that high. Elegant and clever, so probably correct, but I don't fully understand it yet...
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On shore! I really liked this one
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Missed a couple weeks but back at it and safely on shore!
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I think I got it but am only 75% sure. It all seems to make sense but doesn't seem as rock solid as some other weeks.
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