"Past and Present" - December 24, 2020

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"Past and Present" - December 24, 2020


Post by Meg »

The title of this week's puzzle is "Past and Present" by Mike Shenk. The answer to this week's crossword contest is a 12-letter word.
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Post by LesY »

Solved! Happy Holidays everyone!
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Safely home... Guinness please.
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Post by damefox »

Ashore! Solved it before I even finished the grid, which doesn't bode well for odds on the mug. Happy Holidays!
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Post by mheberlingx100 »

On shore! Hot cocoa in deference to the holidays - with a shot of Frangelico.

Happy Holidays to all!
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Post by NuYear68 »

Hooray! A return to the beach after three weeks at sea. I won't go 0-for-December after all.

Wishing all a happy, healthy holiday!
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Post by KayW »

Onshore! Fun one, and I predict a crowded beach :desert_island:
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Post by BarbaraK »

🏝That was fun! Happy holidays everyone!
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Post by Joe Ross »

Happy holidays, muggles! Happy New Year (please!)!

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Post by ky-mike »

A gift from Mr Shenk. Safely on shore.
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Post by hcbirker »

On shore! Merry merry to all!
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Post by Dannyvee »

I deny Evan screwed up. (8)
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Post by Meg »

On the beach. Egg nog and the Emmylou Harris Christmas album.
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Post by higgysue »

On shore. Fun one. Merry Christmas!!
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Post by Wendy Walker »

On the shore, and in time for Date Night! Merry Christmas to all! XOXO
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Post by MajordomoTom »

On the beach. Will raise a glass in a few hours, still "at work" at the present time.


Merry Christmas to all.
"Lots of planets have a North", the Ninth Doctor.
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Post by TheBrunonians »

Ashore, sipping on a margarita. Happy holidays everyone!
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Post by Homer Buckle »

On the virtual beach, so I can pretend I 'm not in the middle of a blizzard. Feels good to think of warmer times!
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