#674 - "Please Form Two Lines"

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#674 - "Please Form Two Lines"

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This week’s contest answer is a seven-letter, two-word phrase.
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Hmm, no posts yet. Doesn't bode well for me. . . .
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Only 5 solves so far as well.
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cbarbee002 wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:27 pm Hmm, no posts yet. Doesn't bode well for me. . . .
Me as well. This will be one I chew on off and on the whole weekend.
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Yeah, I haven’t even got the faintest hint of a rabbit hole to paw at so far…
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#6

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Not to worry, after you get the first step you'll quickly find yourself completely stuck again.
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Hector, you and I might be on that same first step, haha.

I have noticed something that I do not believe is rabbit holey or coincidence (like last week's streak-breaking ARARAT, haha). But now I have to figure out what to do from here!

Edit: Somehow beamed up!!
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I guess I'll go back to staring at Abe Lincoln's beard.
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Beamed up!
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Beamed up, pending update. I had unavoidable meetings and work I had to do this morning (Pacific time), or else I think I could have made the top ten! Oh well, I'll be happy to be on board.

Edit: I'm in! Also a PSA: I try not to turn down nudge requests, in the rare event that I solve one that others are struggling with, but I'm not great at it and honestly I have no idea how to usefully hint this particular puzzle. So I'm probably not your best bet, unless you just want a confirmation of something. Good luck to all!
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MikeyG wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:48 pm Hector, you and I might be on that same first step, haha.

I have noticed something that I do not believe is rabbit holey or coincidence (like last week's streak-breaking ARARAT, haha). But now I have to figure out what to do from here!

Edit: Somehow beamed up!!
I, too, have something that is too coincidental to not be a part of the path, but not yet sure what to do with it. Progressing a bit faster than last week, but still a ways to go, I am afraid.
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#12

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I’ve transported. Enjoyably gnarly.
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#13

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That qualifies as a week five. Matt is amazing!
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Beam up requested (just missing a leaderboard update, of course). I thought that was easier than last week - probably because I never figured out last week. But maybe just luck happening upon the correct path relatively early. I do have one non-meta-related quibble, but I won't mention it until Tuesday.
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Today's fun fact: 46A is the granddaughter of the creator of the Ball Park Frank.
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ky-mike wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:38 pm
cbarbee002 wrote: Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:27 pm Hmm, no posts yet. Doesn't bode well for me. . . .
Me as well. This will be one I chew on off and on the whole weekend.
Done chewing. Submitted and waiting for an update.
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#17

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Beam me up!

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:flying_saucer: :alien: Submitted and waiting... and beamed!
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#19

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On board. KayW you beat me by <60 seconds...

I feel like Matt must have felt my psychic distress from Week 4 and responded with a Week 5 that was in my wheelhouse.
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Solved
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