"We'll Have Waters All Around" - March 26, 2021

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"We'll Have Waters All Around" - March 26, 2021


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This week's contest is titled "We'll Have Waters All Around" by Matt Gaffney

The answer to this week's contest is a three-word phrase that's something you might ask for in a restaurant

And a special for Dr Tom
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Post by Joe Ross »

I'm hopping on the tender. Are you joining, boharr?


I know the answer and will have the grid finished & the meta 100% verified by the time we reach the beach.

4:32 EDIT: 100% verified! Feet are sandy & taking me to find a Guinness, or some.

20210329 WSJCC — We'll Have Waters All Around — Excel form
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Ye gods, I despise geography crosswords.
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Post by Andrew Bradburn »

On shore.

How does Matt keep doing this week after week? More than once a week in this case. His imagination and skill are amazing.
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Post by Joe »

Hoo boy. This gonna take some work, isn't it?
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Post by Scraps »

Ashore. Loved the theme and a lot of clues in one of the few categories whose random information seems to stay with me.

Saw a huge Roughtail Stingray on yesterday's dive. It was swimming/flying a foot off the bottom in 45-feet of water. It was 5-1/2 feet wide. I know this because it let me swim right above it long enough to see that its wing tips were as far apart as the wrists on my extended arms. A half dozen remoras were swirling about its tail, which was seven feet long. Magnificent creature!

It turns out there is a drink named a stingray: spiced rum, Midori, pineapple juice, and cranberry juice. I think I'll order a couple.

N.B. Per last week's discussion on the propriety of using Google: I did not use Google for the puzzle, but I did use it to find the drink.
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Post by sanmilton »

I am on shore! A Martini awaits. I really enjoyed this one!
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Post by boharr »

Joe Ross wrote: Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:16 pm I'm hopping on the tender. Are you joining, boharr?


I know the answer and will have the grid finished & the meta 100% verified by the time we reach the beach.
I'll have to catch you on a later trip I think. Keep 'er gassed up.
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Post by ChrisKochmanski »

On shore!

In more ways than one!
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Post by TPS »

Got the first part easy enough - no clue what to do next. Maybe it will come to me on my jog.
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Took me a minute but the first rabbit hole I found led me to shore. Bulleit on a rock please!
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Post by Homer Buckle »

Ashore early. Hoping for something a little more challenging, but .....
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Post by bskptkl »

Got it - at least pretty sure.
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Post by RobM »

On shore. Very creative construction.
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Post by BethA »

On the beach! 🏖 🍷

Enjoyed it very much!

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Post by DaveKennison »

Done and done. Just waded ashore, dripping wet ... 😜.
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Post by Jim and Anita »

Ashore. After a fine tour of the lagoon we finally drifted ashore. Thank you Matt.
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Post by camandsampowercouple »

loved that aha moment. on shore
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Post by Al Sisti »

Too late to be a Page Oner, so I'm going outside to take in this 75 degree day with my Guinness... that I had to serve myself.
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Post by Dplass »

Not gonna happen. See everyone next week. A zissen pesach to those who celebrate.