"Please State Your Full Name" - May 21, 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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Scraps
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Post by Scraps »

Ashore.
RichA2
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#282

Post by RichA2 »

So I'm on shore, but far from sure it's the right one.
JaneGummy
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#283

Post by JaneGummy »

Ashore, has the basic mechanism but needed some assistance, very clever!
ALS
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#284

Post by ALS »

Ashore. A new look today brought the mechanism and in short order the answer.

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zacmoretz
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Post by zacmoretz »

Ashore! Lisa and I will have a couple of Old Chaimers, which is a chai-infused bourbon cocktail we had last night at a new cocktail bar in our little downtown, which was delicious. Cheers y’all!
Ann
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Post by Ann »

So many wrong turns. Finally saw the light. Ashore!
Notbitter
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#287

Post by Notbitter »

On shore.
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hunkra
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#288

Post by hunkra »

Finally made it to shore! Didn't get there without a confirmation that I had landed in the correct place and even then, I missed a part of the solve. Was able to derive the final answer anyway, luckily. Many thanks to my confirmation buddy! Please, if the cabana boy hasn't gone home for the evening, could I have a Hibiscus Margarita (and add one of those little umbrellas, por favor).
M and M
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#289

Post by M and M »

Got it and enjoyed it. Unbelievable construction, as is often true.
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Bob cruise director
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Good evening muggles. Our final count is 21 on the ship and 174 on the shore

And we welcome our newest muggle - jh773

Joining the party on the ship are
Flying_Burrito
auee89
Annabelle
Collegetowngirl
jh773


whie making the crowded shore more crowded are:
jhseeman
MatthewL
scraps
ALS
RichA2
Ann
flamingbear
copperriver
zacmoretz
mikeB
Roberta
Hamrock
KatieCollier
Colin
JaneGummy
M and M
Notbitter
hunkra


With that we close the books on another Matt Gaffney challenge
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NDStegs
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#291

Post by NDStegs »

Sadly, I think our streak is broken. We are at sea. If anyone would like to PM us a nudge, we'd appreciate it. We did realize something about the puzzle, but never went anywhere from there.
MatthewB
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Post by MatthewB »

My wife came up with the answer...we're not sure of the mechanism. It's possible we're on the wrong beach... Hey, where is everybody?
WSJosh
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#293

Post by WSJosh »

Ugh, another week at sea…
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TeaJenny
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#294

Post by TeaJenny »

Well, I submitted something. I'm far from confident in it, but I'm too tired at this point to think anymore.
hoover
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Post by hoover »

I have a nit to pick about the contest rules, but I don't know whom to contact, so I'll just leave my rant here.

"Midnight" should never be used as a deadline because it is ambiguous. If you're ever in a position of giving a deadline, use one minute before or after midnight instead, to make it clear which day you're talking about.
by midnight New York City time on the Sunday
Which midnight is this referring to?
  • the midnight that is one minute after 2359 / 11:59PM on Saturday night and one minute before 0001 / 12:01AM on Sunday morning
  • the midnight that is one minute after 2359 / 11:59PM on Sunday night and one minute before 0001 / 12:01AM on Monday morning
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Joe Ross
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Joe Ross
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Gman
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#298

Post by Gman »

I got the right answer, but man did I spend way too much time looking for the mythical LIFORNIA plus an I.
KRM
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Post by KRM »

So, after one gets the names of the states, where is the clue/hint that tells the solver to look for answers in the grid with the remaining letters of the state names? Is it that there is no such hint/clue and is something one just notices by staring at the grid?
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Bob cruise director
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KRM wrote: Mon May 24, 2021 12:07 am So, after one gets the names of the states, where is the clue/hint that tells the solver to look for answers in the grid with the remaining letters of the state names? Is it that there is no such hint/clue and is something one just notices by staring at the grid?
There is no explicit clue. The title gives you guidance in a meta - sometimes very cryptic
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