"In Character" - February 19, 2021

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"In Character" - February 19, 2021

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This week's contest is titled "In Character" by Mike Shenk

The answer to this week's contest crossword is a famous novel.

Good luck to all

And NASA's Perseverance rover has landed successfully on Mars. Congratulations to anyone who has worked on the project.
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Ashore! Page 1. Got it with only half the grid filled.
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75% of grid done--on shore at 3:08. Where's Al?

edit: all done at 3:10
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Almost certainly right behind/with me! Joining you at the beach bar, Peter!
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on shore, the easy streak continues
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One of my faves! On shore!
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Basking on the beach with a blackish beer!
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Abide wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:08 pm 75% of grid done--on shore at 3:08. Where's Al?

edit: all done at 3:10
Being the saint I am, I feel I owe it to the constructor to complete the whole grid...
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:desert_island: On what surely will be another crowded shore this weekend.
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On the beach. Now time for snow blowing. Ugh!
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On shore. Haven't read the book.
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Even easier than the last two if you ask me. A much quicker solve anyway. Almost time for a Manhattan!
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On shore and ready for the first cocktail of the weekend!
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Ashore

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Solved.
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On shore. Looking forward to the difficulty ramping back up.

(Words I will probably regret before too long)

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Ashore. And thanks to Mike for a fun puzzle. Just watched the Mars landing and feel over the moon!
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Ashore! Easy grid, easy meta, life is good ... 😜!
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ashore
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Halfway through the grid and I have the answer, mostly because Mike blatantly stole the idea from a Monday Muggles puzzle of mine that's going to run when the time is ripe, which it isn't for this puzzle.
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