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Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Sat, 26th Jul '08 9:17 PM


What the hell was that?

Alvandy  (Level: 242.0 - Posts: 7720)
Sat, 26th Jul '08 9:22 PM

I didn't amore this puzzle. The clues were not in my familiar Pennsylvania Dutch dialect.
Lucky I survived with a decent score.

Koota  (Level: 189.1 - Posts: 2120)
Sat, 26th Jul '08 9:26 PM

I didn't finish with a decent score, but I had a delightful time!

Bbear  (Level: 168.0 - Posts: 2291)
Sat, 26th Jul '08 9:53 PM

This was honestly the worst puzzle I have ever seen on WPs. The clues made no sense, the "before and after" stuff made no sense. Please. OC, work on the next one and really, really , work on your clues. They are everything.

Garrybl  (Level: 293.8 - Posts: 6802)
Sat, 26th Jul '08 9:57 PM

puzzle was fun...but the clues were warped. I might have been better off without them!!

Cjar855  (Level: 134.6 - Posts: 838)
Sat, 26th Jul '08 10:34 PM

Duh! I had no idea what the clues were about.They really didn't make sense to me. But then again maybe it was just me. Didn't do too bad, but when it is over, please explain the clues.

Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Sat, 26th Jul '08 10:38 PM

A couple of my clues were helpful, a couple were mystifying. The puzzle itself wasn't bad, but if we could go over the clues afterward, I'd appreciate it. It's likely I'm just thick-headed.

Bleepy  (Level: 149.0 - Posts: 626)
Sat, 26th Jul '08 11:02 PM

I won't ever bash someone's effort in writing a puzzle, quiz, etc... However...what makes sense to the author might not transfer to the general public some of the time. Perhaps the editor can offer gentle suggestions to improve puzzles like these before publishing.

Having said that, thank you, OC. Writing these things require effort. Yours is appreciated!

Crazy4games  (Level: 124.7 - Posts: 1019)
Sat, 26th Jul '08 11:12 PM

Enjoyed your puzzle, OC. Some of the clues made sense to me, some... not so much, but I'm sure that's just due to me not knowing who the artist is/was.

Thanks for taking the time to put this puzzle together for us. Most of us really appreciate it.

Keithr81052  (Level: 151.4 - Posts: 147)
Sat, 26th Jul '08 11:18 PM

I didn' do extremely well on this wp, but all in all it was a good puzzle, much better than some others that have been on here recently

Papajensai  (Level: 203.2 - Posts: 1025)
Sat, 26th Jul '08 11:25 PM

Yeah, like those Carnac puzzles you can't stand.

Speaking of which, after a short hiatus I turned in a new one tonight, just so you can plan ahead and skip it if you wish.

Papajensai  (Level: 203.2 - Posts: 1025)
Sat, 26th Jul '08 11:28 PM

And, thanks for the puzzle, OC, I appreciate your work in writing it, but I'm still somewhat puzzled...hope there can be some discussion of the clues after its term is over.

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4285)
Sat, 26th Jul '08 11:32 PM

Hi, Randy (Oldcougar), for the WP! I didn't do extremely well, but that's because of my lack of knowledge on some of the songs. But the ones I got, I knew exactly where you were headed on them.

Oldcougar  (Level: 229.6 - Posts: 1935)
Sat, 26th Jul '08 11:33 PM

Sorry gang, we've had these kind before, thought you'd get it. I'll explain later. Don't want to put those who did it already at a disadvantage. I'll post again in the morning

Tresgatos  (Level: 217.3 - Posts: 4450)
Sat, 26th Jul '08 11:34 PM

Thanks for a fun WP, Randy! I had no trouble with the phrases and recognized many of the rock 'n' roll "amore" songs. As others have said, I recognize how much time and effort you put into your WP, and I really appreciate it! So, please keep on rockin' and rollin' out more WPs for us!

-- Geri

Mplaw51  (Level: 184.8 - Posts: 1580)
Sat, 26th Jul '08 11:36 PM

I definitely "got it", but the clues didn't help me that much. Still, lots of effort went into this, so hat's off. A challenge is always good!

Bigbird  (Level: 250.3 - Posts: 3348)
Sat, 26th Jul '08 11:40 PM

I actually figured out the clues, but since I know beans about music, I was kind of lost on the puzzles. But I thought the clues were clever.

Cjar855  (Level: 134.6 - Posts: 838)
Sat, 26th Jul '08 11:46 PM

Randy, No need for the sorry's . It was a great puzzle. I know they are not that easy to put together. I was just totally lost on the clues this time.

Keithr81052  (Level: 151.4 - Posts: 147)
Sat, 26th Jul '08 11:57 PM

rjenson, no need to be testy, your carnac puzzles are good puzzles and I plan on doing all of them but please understand not everyone in the world thinks johnny carson was gods gift to late night comedy, I do all the wps regardless of the subject matter

Bleepy  (Level: 149.0 - Posts: 626)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 12:04 AM

Trust me... I already had a puzzle that threw some people off. The few that didn't get it let me know, too. It's the nature of the game, so to speak! Keep on writing!

Tallactor  (Level: 153.1 - Posts: 423)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 12:14 AM

I would rather have no clues at all rather than clues that seem deliberately designed to mislead and confuse. That, combined with the obscurity of most of the songs, made this puzzle irritating rather than enjoyable. It became an exercise in guessing letters rather than in puzzle-solving.

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3640)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 1:25 AM

I can't spell.

Pocahontas1951  (Level: 55.4 - Posts: 172)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 2:53 AM

Thanks for the effort but I will also be anxious to see where you were going with the "clues", I didn't get a single one. But I'm quite thick headed at times.

Maurlin  (Level: 221.5 - Posts: 2718)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 3:42 AM

Sorry you guys, but I disagree. All of the clues were helpful to me, and I was able to get the words in the WP from them. Good one, OC!

Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1312)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 5:15 AM

Linda, I agree with you, this was a good one. I think these kids may be a little young for some of the music we both enjoyed "back in the day". All kidding aside, this stuff was all top 40 material.

Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 6:19 AM

FWIW, OC, at about 3 this morning one of the clues clicked in my head...I figured it was my density that slowed them down!

Thanks again!

Papajensai  (Level: 203.2 - Posts: 1025)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 6:57 AM

Please, please, Randy, post your clues and answers when it's appropriate to do so. I need another chance to get it.

Debbie1957  (Level: 45.7 - Posts: 402)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 7:59 AM

I enjoyed the puzzle and thought it was fun to do.


Banomet  (Level: 181.2 - Posts: 266)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 8:52 AM

Awesome puzzle, Randy! The clues were just clues, and not gimmes. I really enjoyed it!

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2812)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 11:16 AM

Mine was fine. Tough, but I liked the meta-clues. One of mine I never made sense of but I worked out the words without a problem. Mostly I lost points because I have a spastic mouse that double-clicks on its own and I kept getting two letters at once, some of which weren't in the puzzle.

You whippersnappers had trouble because you're not old enough to get the references. Aha! At last age triumphs over youth!

Wanna pay us back? Go write a WP on rappers.

Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1312)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 11:20 AM

I can remember when "Pat Boone" was a teen sensation, of course in back of the Big "E". My very favorite music is Motown, Saint Willie is in there somewhere.

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2812)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 11:21 AM

Pat was only a sensation because the parents were pushing him. The kids despised him. Even Ann-Margret couldn't make him sexy.

Cjar855  (Level: 134.6 - Posts: 838)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 11:43 AM

The songs I had no problem with. remembered them well. It was the clues that were giving me "Senior Moments". I still can't figure them out.

Oldcougar  (Level: 229.6 - Posts: 1935)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 4:24 PM

Here is the whole WP. It was two songs with some form of the word love linking them together. The clues are to the original artists or in a few cases the most popular version of the song. All the songs were big hits in their time. I used synonyms, nicknames or in some cases phonetic clues (because names aren't easy to find a synonym for). I did that because the last time we had one of these combining puzzles people complained it was too easy to google when the author gave the artists or maybe it was authors name. This puzzle covered from 1955 to about 1963. The next will cover the 60's, British Invasion, Motown, etc. Then one on the 70's, one on the 80's, then one on pre-rock, easy listening(moldy oldies) or pop, & old country & new country ones. I'm sorry so many people didn't get the references, maybe too young to remember. Though most of these songs were before my time (born 1952) I know them from hearing them played on top 100, 500, etc lists when I was a teenager. I actually own most of these songs on 45. So fair warning for the future, as I've already finished these puzzles & have had PM's calling for more, I'm submitting them. Hopefully, they'll be easier for different people as we move through the eras.

OC That’s Amore Rock & Roll

Phrase 1: eddie my love me warm and tender
Clue 1: Young monarchs/ankh?
Teen Queens/Paul Anka

Phrase 2: a teenager in love is strange
Clue 2: & big horse race/mouse &
Dion & the Belmonts/Mickey Sylvia

Phrase 3: book of love letters in the sand
Clue 3: Drones/Daniel’s cousin?
Monotones/Pat Boone

Phrase 4: if you cry true love true love ways
Clue 4: Floaters/friendly Ilex
Drifters/Buddy Holly

Phrase 5: plenty good loving you
Clue 5: Talking mule/the King
Connie Francis/Elvis

Phrase 6: baby I love you so
Clue 6: Ron’s girls/1 hit Ron
Ronettes/Ron Holden

Phrase 7: i want you i need you i love you
Clue 7: Hillbilly Cat/steep dick
Elvis/Cliff Richard

Phrase 8: dedicated to the one i love you baby
Clue 8: Cheryls/not Sanka coffee
Shirelles/Paul Anka

Phrase 9: cant help falling in lover doll
Clue 9: Costello or Stojko x’s 2
Elvis twice

Phrase 10: chapel of love me with all of your heart
Clue 10: Paper mug/RC’s songsters
Dixie Cups/Ray Charles Singers

Oldcougar  (Level: 229.6 - Posts: 1935)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 4:34 PM

Forgot to mention occasionally the second song is entirely included in the first one, as in the Elvis & Cliff Richard one.

Cjar855  (Level: 134.6 - Posts: 838)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 4:37 PM

Thank You Randy. Now it all makes sense to me. I think if I had gotten the meaning on them they would have all clicked. Great Clues

Papajensai  (Level: 203.2 - Posts: 1025)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 4:41 PM

Thanks...I get your drift now. Again, impressed by the work you put in on this. I'll try to be ready for your next one.

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4285)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 5:05 PM

Great job, Randy! You had to think through a layer from the clue to get to the combined songs. Looking forward to the other eras!

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 7:55 PM

Yeah....thank you Randy for a clever quiz
One up for the " Older Ladies"
I've already said what I think of the
current pop culture....

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Sun, 27th Jul '08 8:13 PM

BTW Donden....(who started this thread)
I remember reading a post the other day
that said you are consistently kind and laugh of the day!!!!

Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2011)
Tue, 29th Jul '08 11:10 PM


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