"Town & Country" - March 19, 2021

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"Town & Country" - March 19, 2021


Post by Bob cruise director »

A belated opening

This week's contest is titled Town & Country by Mike Shenk

The answer to this week's contest crossword is an eight letter word

I will backfill all those who have sent me emails or posted on the web site.
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Post by Alan H »

Done in record time. Took way longer to post here!
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Ashore, waiting for the multitudes to come.
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Post by Jacksull »

On the beach🏖

Glad to find us back on line. I missed you guys
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Post by otlaolap »

Ashore. Thanks to the people who maintain this board and for bringing it back to life today. Brian Mac and Bob Cruise Director. A am truly grateful for this group.
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Post by Joe Ross »

This has to be repeated ad nauseum:

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First page🥳😜
The site is just a web page, a meeting place, a clubhouse - it's the group that's special.
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Post by Tom Shea »

Joe Ross wrote: Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:50 pm This has to be repeated ad nauseum:

OK, I'll repeat it!
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Post by KayW »

Ashore (as posted in WSJ) and yes - Brian thank you! merci! Danke! grazie! mahalo! kommol tata! gracias! dziekuje! Spazibo! Domo origato!
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Post by Tina »

On shore!
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Post by Scraps »

My first page one appearance may be tainted, but I’m ashore and not giving it up.

Did not let technical difficulties delay my order from the cabana bar. Visiting grandkids and new grand dog in Texas. Mexican food and margaritas.
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Having no Muggles Forum for these past couple of days made me realize how much I appreciate it. Thanks, Brian!
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Post by BarbaraK »

It's so good to be back here!

Thank you, Brian!!!!!
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Post by Dow Jones »

Ashore. Finally arrived on the first page. Thank you, Brian, for restoring our (in)sanity.
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Post by grwinski »

Well, ashore... and we were thinking perhaps in record time (for us), only to see that the system was down for several hours -- so a page 1 posting doesn't really count :-(

But really thankful for Brian and Bob for their efforts to get the forum back up and running!

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Post by Cindy »

Solved. WSJ would not let me post this.
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Post by hcbirker »

Thank you Brian! I was bereft! On shore in record time! I am amazed at how I was feeling so lonely and unconnected. We may need an alternate social media source. (Thank you Peter Abide for putting up with me. )
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Post by Eric Porter »

I had some problems with the grid, but none with the meta.

I did suspect the puzzle was going in a different direction while filling it out.

Nice to have the site back up.
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Post by C=64 »

Solved. The meta mechanism was the first thing I tried; I was able to suss out the answer with educated guessing but did a small amount of web research to confirm before submitting.
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Post by oldjudge »

LOL, on shore for the second time today. At least I got a Guinness each time.