"Swap Meet" - April 16, 2021

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"Swap Meet" - April 16, 2021

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This week's contest is titled "Swap Meet" by Patrick Berry.

The answer to this week's contest crossword is something you might say at a swap meet.

Good luck with the grid and the meta

20210416 WSJCC — Swap Meet — Excel form
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On Shore. Fun, quick solve.
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also on shore, was lucky to see it pretty fast
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On shore. Love Patrick Berry puzzles!
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Got it! Nice one.
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Joe Ross, how do you get your template up so quickly!?! Amazing!
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A quick grid today.
Parenthetical numbers!
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Ashore! Nice one
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Done and dusted!
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On shore. Clean and fun meta.
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Just finished the grid and beginning to ponder the meta.
But two comments:
39A: That line was said years before the person given credit for it in this grid.
64A: I love it when a grid teaches me a new word that I'm able to solve correctly despite my ignorance.
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Excellent construction! Really impressive. I am on the shore and the cabana boy is wondering who’s gonna be the next (non-guest) host of Jeopardy!
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Ashore. Hooray!
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Super fun. 🏝
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Ashore! Excellent effort from Mr. Berry. One of the best!
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On shore. Fun one! Numbers in parentheses are sometimes a bad omen, but with a bit of finagling, this one fell pretty quickly.
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Nice to be ashore with this one. I enjoyed it. Love me some Berry!
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On the beach! 🏖 🍷

Great one by Patrick Berry!

[Edit: Getting our second vaccine shots tomorrow morning. Fingers crossed.🤞🏻]
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Guinness me
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Haven't started it yet, but pretty sure the answer is not "Howzit, Bruddah!"

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