"Overlaps" - March 5, 2021

A place to discuss the weekly Wall Street Journal Crossword Puzzle Contest, starting every Thursday around 4:00 p.m. Eastern time. Please do not post any answers or hints before the contest deadline which is midnight Sunday Eastern time.
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Our Sunday report is a bit early as the traffic to the beach has come to a complete standstill

First we welcome our two newest muggles - MamaE and Mulligan always great to have more muggles.

We have 204 on the shore and 4 keeping Isaac company on the ship - and an apology to the three muggles who were on the shore yesterday but I missed their postings - CP Johnson, BarbaraK and Heidi

Getting to the shore since yesterday (including my misses) are:

Barbara K
Heidi
Jean
ReB
JRS51
CPJohnson
cinemagical
HunterX
eagle1279
Annabelle
Limerick
diplomatt
khanthedane
maprasad
flamingbear
Colin
sphorning
TheCatt
TomandDenise
Ergcat
wb93
MamaE
TeaJenny
Deb
Michelle B
Mulligan
zacmoretz

Good luck to all winning the mug. Maybe we can start a streak
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#282

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On the beach. I was not happy to see that word! Story for another time... ;)
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#283

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Finally ashore thanks to a nudge from Boharr. Learned a valuable lesson this week...
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#284

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On shore, after what I thought was a very tough grid. For the longest time, I had wrong (but decent) answers for 8A and 70A.
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#285

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Bob cruise director wrote: Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:30 am
Good luck to all winning the mug. Maybe we can start a streak
Sorry Bob... still too cold for that here in NJ!
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#286

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on the shore!
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Colin wrote: Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:09 pm
Bob cruise director wrote: Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:30 am
Good luck to all winning the mug. Maybe we can start a streak
Sorry Bob... still too cold for that here in NJ!
You don't have to streak - Meg's cabana boy can lend you a speedo
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#288

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Late to start but quick (for me at least!) to finish. Onshore and keeping the 2021 streak alive!
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#289

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Ashore. Same as others: started late, quick solve.
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#290

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Nice puzzle, Joanne...or Miss Joanne as I've been told that's more polite.
Solved.
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Well, I have an answer. It makes sense with the title but the "middle" of it just doesn't feel right to me - like it's really a stretch or something. Guess I'll know later today if I made it shore or floated to a different island all together.
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#292

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. Got it! But not happy with meta as it felt forced
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Colin wrote: Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:09 pm
Bob cruise director wrote: Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:30 am
Good luck to all winning the mug. Maybe we can start a streak
Sorry Bob... still too cold for that here in NJ!
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#294

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On shore!
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#295

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Ashore at last. I made the same mistake I have made so often and needed a gentle nudge.
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#296

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on shore. the grid took awhile for me to finish as well.
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Good evening muggles

Our final count is 3 keeping Isaac company for the week and 216 on the shore

Since lunch, we have been joined by the following on the shore

Ann
Cap'n Rick
Jennifer
ADS
JAQT
Fishoutowater
mel87
Inca
azdataboy
beccacollins
Bird Lives
rexthree


Good luck to all and have a safe week
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Eleventh hour solve for me, but ashore. Can't help but ask "Is that it?" Feels like there should be more but the answer I got makes sense with the title and the other comments here. Is it too late to have a beer?
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AnswerPfinder wrote: Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:35 pm Eleventh hour solve for me, but ashore. Can't help but ask "Is that it?" Feels like there should be more but the answer I got makes sense with the title and the other comments here. Is it too late to have a beer?
Never too late for a beer. Cheers.
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#300

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First time I've been able to look at the puzzle all weekend. On shore.
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