"From Top to Bottom" - November 20, 2020

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"From Top to Bottom" - November 20, 2020

#1

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By Matt Gaffney.

The answer to the contest is a two-word phrase.

Good luck!
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Safely ashore… Guinness please?
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On shore!
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On shore - after totally blanking out on last week's, it's a relief to see this one right away
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On shore. A lovely puzzle and I expect a crowded beach this week.
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I tried to download the .puz version from FleetingImage and got "can't be downloaded securely." When I told it to download anyway, the file that was downloaded could not be opened. Has anyone else experienced this?
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quick finish after recent struggles.
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Solved! Took a while to see, then smacked my forehead and had a V-8.
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Done and done. First solve in an embarrassingly long time. Fun one.
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Got it. I expect a crowded beach this week.

There are some Easter eggs in this puzzle, or at least I think so.

Unrelated to this puzzle, I heard this song on the radio Monday and thought of this forum.

I don't wanna fight no more
I only wanna get to shore

O.A.R - Peace
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I got it! On shore!
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Quick one this week!
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Bird Lives wrote: Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:23 pm I tried to download the .puz version from FleetingImage and got "can't be downloaded securely." When I told it to download anyway, the file that was downloaded could not be opened. Has anyone else experienced this?
Worked for me.
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On shore! Such fun, and great clue-ing (6D, 69A in particular).
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Al Sisti wrote: Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:13 pm Safely ashore… Guinness please?
8 Minutes?? That has to be a record
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Bob cruise director wrote: Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:40 pm
Al Sisti wrote: Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:13 pm Safely ashore… Guinness please?
8 Minutes?? That has to be a record
Maybe he's a test solver ;)
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Bob cruise director wrote: Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:40 pm
Al Sisti wrote: Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:13 pm Safely ashore… Guinness please?
8 Minutes?? That has to be a record
Well thanks, but it came out at 4...
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On the beach! 🏖 🍷

Saving a nice spot for Dan!

PS. I really enjoyed today’s NYT by Derek J. Angell! Since becoming a meta puzzler, so often regular crosswords seem more like filling out forms. This one gave me something similar to meta joy!
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#20

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Ashore, and on the first page of comments for once!

Jefferson's Ocean Aged, please
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