"AP English" - January 8, 2021

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"AP English" - January 8, 2021


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This week's contest is "AP English" by Peter Muller and Michael Milam

The answer to this week's contest crossword is a word you might use in English class.

Good luck with the grid and the meta
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Safely ashore… I’ll have a Guinness please!
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Post by LesY »

Swimming ashore to join Al! Toss me a Guinness please! It’s been a long week...

Great puzzle, Pete and Michael. Excited to see guest constructors!
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I felt a certain sense of pressure to get this one! Great puzzle! On shore with Al and LesY.
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Quick swim to shore. I'll finish up the egg nog in recognition of Russian Orthodox Christmas. Christos Razdajatsja!
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Post by mheberlingx100 »

On shore.
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Post by Jace54 »

On shore, very enjoyable meta!
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Post by Abide »

I'm on the first lifeboat. Fairly difficult grid.
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Post by Meg »

On the beach! Lovely puzzle with new to the WSJ constructors? The cabana boy says it’s a bit nippy, so he’s wearing sweats over his speedo. Another margarita, please!
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Post by Amanda Hugginkiss »

I'm on the beach. To me, that was the perfect level of difficulty.
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Post by Anita »

On the beach! This was a very fun one.
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Post by hcbirker »

On shore! That was fun!
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Post by TheBrunonians »

On the beach. Hard grid and a clever meta mechanism!
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Post by KayW »

On shore! Nice one.
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Post by BethA »

On the beach! 🏖 🍷

Enjoyed it!

Like the variety in constructors, too! Pete from MMMM.
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Post by Dannyvee »

On the beach!
Knew it'd be fun when I saw the byline and was not let down!
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Post by Streroto »

Argh. I am 99% there I have what I am certain is the answer and cannot make it click!!!
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Post by Joe Ross »

A shore!


I'm on it.
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Post by Streroto »

DOH. Got it. Great challenging grid and fun meta mechanism.

Stay well all!!!