"Chemical Change" - February 26, 2021

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"Chemical Change" - February 26, 2021


Post by Bob cruise director »

This week's contest is titled "Chemical Change" by Matt Gaffney

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

Good luck with the grid and the meta

A side note, I will be out photographing eagles catch fishing tomorrow. If they cooperate, the Friday noon report will be late.
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Post by BarbaraK »

Once again, grid 1/3 done and I know the meta. I’m glad WSJ is getting lots of new solvers, but I’ll be happy for some more challenging metas next month.
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Post by C=64 »

Solved! Fun one.
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Post by KayW »

:desert_island: Ashore for what will probably be the last insta-solve for quite a while... a fun one!
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Post by Al Sisti »

Toes in the sand… Guinness me please!
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Post by mheberlingx100 »

Done and dusted. Clever construction!
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Post by DBMiller »

Done and done
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Post by Larrry »

Ashore! Page 1! Hurray for February!
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Post by Joe Ross »

Ashore and in the need for a change... Stella Artois, please.


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Post by sanmilton »

Not too bad, once again! Happy to be ashore!
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Post by paige11 »

Ashore. For once, my preliminary guess before starting the grid was correct!
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Post by Wendy Walker »

Very nice. Tougher grid than meta for me!
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Post by joequavis »

Ashore. Enjoyable puzzle, even if still a simple one.
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Post by michaelm »

On shore.
Will be interesting to see how steep the ramp is next week.
Stay safe and well everyone!
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Post by ajk »

On shore. Would be pretty embarrassing if I wasn't, given what I do for a living. :D
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Post by JordanianTomlinson »

Ashore! Perfect weather for a White Russian today (the dude abides).
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Post by Alan H »

as i assume for others, I guessed the answer before i started and got a quick confirmation.
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Post by BethA »

On the beach! 🏖 🍷

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Post by boharr »

On shore.
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Post by LadyBird »

On shore!

Woo-HOO! I have lanDED on shore after eMERGing from the icy waters. I saw the mechanism for the ANSwer partway through the grid and quickly got to work. Careful as you come ashore--I fear that the record crowds over the past few weeks might be leading to some beach ERosion and the footing is a little unsteady. I'll have a flashback to college days and have a hot chocolate with peppermint schnapps.
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