"Backcourt Fundamentals" - April 30, 2021

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"Backcourt Fundamentals" - April 30, 2021


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This week's contest is titled "Backcourt Fundamentals" by Mike Shenk

The answer to this week's contest is a five-letter adjective.

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20210430 WSJCC — Backcourt Fundamentals — Excel form
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Post by Softie »

Ashore in my quickest-ever solve! This one was right up my alley.
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Post by Jim and Anita »

Ashore! Nice.
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Post by KayW »

:desert_island: On shore.
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Post by Abide »

Page 1 me.

If anyone is up for more of a challenge, try my MMM here:


or the Madhatter MEOW here:

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Post by stmv »

Got it, on the beach, fairly easy
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Post by DCBilly »

On shore!
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Post by Al Sisti »

Toes in the sand – Guinness me please!
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Post by Dannyvee »

Ashore! Nice one!
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Post by Scott M »

Quick solve! Ready for Juleps and Derby weekend! The mint is growing like crazy.
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Post by Meg »

On the beach. With my margarita. The cabana boy is ready to bring you any libation you desire.
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Post by mheberlingx100 »

Done and dusted! I believe there will be throngs at the beach bar trying to catch the bartender’s attention to get served this week.
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Post by tim1217 »

On shore!
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Post by docison »

Ashore. No controversy. Hoping it is dryer on the beach than it is in Boston.
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Post by BethA »

On the beach! 🏖 🍷

Enjoyed it!
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Post by ChrisKochmanski »


Glad I got here fairly early. Should be crowded!
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Post by higgysue »

Got it but I had to google since this is not in my wheelhouse.
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Post by JaneGummy »

Got it! On the beach easily this week! Happy solving everyone!