"Looking for that Spark" - February 12, 2021

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Fishoutowater
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Onshore. I think.
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Made it to shore. Found the spark and presently roasting a nice Mahi Mahi.
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Our final count for the night is 3 on the ship and 221 on the shore.

And we welcome our newest muggle - BreeZynCO

Our final tenders to the shore contained

Scott M
Debbie
Notbitter
phofer
WSJosh
Dennis
Deb
JRS51
Burak
sphorning
BreeZynCO
Tom S
Fred
Fishoutowater


And as always when we are close to the record, I will pick up anyone who comes in late and add them to the mix. We might get to the record of 233 set last week.

have a good week and stay safe
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ImOnToo wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:53 pm 11 Degrees in the Fort Worth/Dallas area of Texas with 4"+ of snow so far! We don't DO this! :shock:
Single digits expected for tomorrow.

Could you folks up north please come get your lost weather? :lol:
I just got a notice that Red River Paper in Dallas is closed tomorrow - you guys in that area stay safe
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Bob cruise director wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:10 pm
ImOnToo wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:53 pm 11 Degrees in the Fort Worth/Dallas area of Texas with 4"+ of snow so far! We don't DO this! :shock:
Single digits expected for tomorrow.

Could you folks up north please come get your lost weather? :lol:
I just got a notice that Red River Paper in Dallas is closed tomorrow - you guys in that area stay safe
It is a legit emergency here. We just don’t have resources for this!

However, the way people hoard milk and bread...We have wine!

Today is my birthday. Long story but we and then my son and fiancée had power issues over the last week. My greatest gift today is that we are all warm and sheltered!
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Tom Shea wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:01 pm Feel kinda slow for not getting this one sooner. Went a a very wrong direction based on the title.

On shore with some kind of fruit juice and vodka.

Literally on shore with reservations at the Hula Grill this evening. Happy Valentine's everyone.
The one above Duke’s? That means you’re just down the beach from my happy place (MaiTai bar at RH).
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And so, as my husband and I sat down for our Valentine’s evening and went to pick a movie...well...need I say more?
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ajk wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:21 pm
Tom Shea wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:01 pm Feel kinda slow for not getting this one sooner. Went a a very wrong direction based on the title.

On shore with some kind of fruit juice and vodka.

Literally on shore with reservations at the Hula Grill this evening. Happy Valentine's everyone.
The one above Duke’s? That means you’re just down the beach from my happy place (MaiTai bar at RH).
That is the one. They have a surf and turf special for Valentine's Day.

Had Lunch at the Mai Tai yesterday. It's in the rotation, along with the other Mai Tai's in the mall, where we went today.
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Not much time left and I am still with Isaac

EDIT: thanks to a hint from a fellow MUGgle, I am on shore. Just didn't realize what was important.
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Tom Shea wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:26 pm
ajk wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:21 pm
Tom Shea wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:01 pm Feel kinda slow for not getting this one sooner. Went a a very wrong direction based on the title.

On shore with some kind of fruit juice and vodka.

Literally on shore with reservations at the Hula Grill this evening. Happy Valentine's everyone.
The one above Duke’s? That means you’re just down the beach from my happy place (MaiTai bar at RH).
That is the one.

Had Lunch at the Mai Tai yesterday. It's in the rotation, along with the other Mai Tai's in the mall, where we went today.
Nice! I’ve never actually eaten there, but have consumed many, many maitias. 🤣
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Have eaten many times at Hula Grill, which is a solid backup to good-luck-getting-a-table Duke’s.
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Susan Goldberg wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:25 pm And so, as my husband and I sat down for our Valentine’s evening and went to pick a movie...well...need I say more?
No need to say more. Except, perhaps, about the history of you and your husband's relationship/rom-com BEFORE you got married. ;)

My fiancée and I watched this last year at a slightly different time of year, for reasons I can't explain until after the midnight deadline for puzzle answers.
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On the beach...and a first time posting from Kas and Kate combo—Kate’s first Ah Ha Moment!!
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Ashore. Oops, should have posted earlier to make sure I am part of the record breaking shore crowd.
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On shore with a hot toddy!
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Ashore!!
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Bob cruise director wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:57 pm Our final count for the night is 3 on the ship and 221 on the shore.

And we welcome our newest muggle - BreeZynCO

Our final tenders to the shore contained

Scott M
Debbie
Notbitter
phofer
WSJosh
Dennis
Deb
JRS51
Burak
sphorning
BreeZynCO
Tom S
Fred
Fishoutowater


And as always when we are close to the record, I will pick up anyone who comes in late and add them to the mix. We might get to the record of 233 set last week.

have a good week and stay safe
If you are still collecting, you can add me to the solvers. My latest solve ever: 11:41 pm on Sunday!

I saw that it was movie-related and didn't see it right away so decided not to give it a second glance. Then at about 10 pm on Sunday decided to look through the posts and saw that almost everyone felt it was so simple. Well, miracle of miracles, something popped out at me...and, believe it or not, I have actually heard of this movie (although I did double check with Mr. G to make sure I had the title correct), so the answer was obvious and confirmed with the confirmation in the the puzzle.
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*Where* Harry met Sally, in the grid, satisfies 39A. I didn't view 39A as an Indicator Entry - since finding this occurrence of "FIRE" in the grid was nearly impossible - but as a verification of the meta answer.
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Anybody else bothered by RABBIT RUN / CHARACTER? Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom is a fifth Harry without a Sally. I solved the meta in 2 minutes and looked for Sally 5 for many hours.
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