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papermanbill
Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1313)
Tue, 29th Jul '08 9:19 PM

GETTYSBURG WORD PUZZLE BY YORK'S ALVANDY

WTG Al !! Your quiz was a real good one. I've been whistling "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" and "Dixie" since I finished the puzzle. Some disturbing, but interesting facts in this puzzle.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 29th Jul '08 9:21 PM

I don't do well on you puzzles but enjoy them anyway. Thanks!

1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.0 - Posts: 5883)
Tue, 29th Jul '08 9:27 PM

Good job! Award yourself and peppermint patty!

taco24
Taco24  (Level: 131.2 - Posts: 589)
Tue, 29th Jul '08 9:30 PM

Never do well on these puzzles, but nevertheless I tremendously enjoyed it.

Thanks, Al!

debbie1957
Debbie1957  (Level: 45.7 - Posts: 402)
Tue, 29th Jul '08 9:31 PM

Good one Al, enjoyed doing the puzzle and learned a few things too. Glad I have so many history books to refresh my memory.

Debbie

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Tue, 29th Jul '08 9:45 PM

Wonderful puzzle - so glad my grandfather was a history teacher and thus taught me the love it...execllent job

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 279.5 - Posts: 6642)
Tue, 29th Jul '08 9:53 PM

Interesting and enjoyable and at least one sporting theme that was new to me.

mplaw51
Mplaw51  (Level: 179.5 - Posts: 1582)
Tue, 29th Jul '08 10:09 PM

Good job, Al! Clues were helpful and I did some reading on the Civil war...a win-win situation!
Peppermint Pattys all around!


revdodd
Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Tue, 29th Jul '08 10:09 PM

As someone with an ancestor who fought there (hmmm, but which side?) many thanks for an excellent quiz!

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Tue, 29th Jul '08 10:28 PM

Excellent puzzle Al, thank you
You really should write more
about the York area !!!!

bleepy
Bleepy  (Level: 140.3 - Posts: 620)
Tue, 29th Jul '08 10:32 PM

I LOVED IT!!!! It had it all.... chocolate and a cool minty taste....Oh, wait..... I meant the puzzle was educational and fun (and it did have the coolness of a Peppermint Patty).

suzannec
Suzannec  (Level: 247.1 - Posts: 616)
Tue, 29th Jul '08 10:45 PM

Another great one! Thanks.

lucimoore
Lucimoore  (Level: 183.2 - Posts: 1684)
Tue, 29th Jul '08 10:54 PM

Great work Al.

chickfbref1
Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Tue, 29th Jul '08 11:04 PM

Bump

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 4191)
Wed, 30th Jul '08 12:25 AM

The history-themed WPs are some of my favorites, so yours was yet another hit with me, Al! Great clues, fun and educational. I tip my hat to you!

-- Geri

davidf
Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Wed, 30th Jul '08 7:04 AM

Great puzzle Al

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Wed, 30th Jul '08 7:27 AM

4 stars. Didn't think I'd get to take it, but I got in just under the wire. Enjoyed it Al - but I must have left my ability to spell in my other jacket so I'm blaming that for my bad score! ha

zeedee
Zeedee  (Level: 224.7 - Posts: 1088)
Wed, 30th Jul '08 7:51 AM



smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Wed, 30th Jul '08 8:32 AM

Great! Loved it! Done in by Pickett's "famed" charge. Twice.

Super puzzle, buddy!

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.3 - Posts: 5487)
Wed, 30th Jul '08 9:23 AM

5 Stars for an excellent puzzle...and since I'm a history buff I really enjoyed this one...
Vickie

bbear
Bbear  (Level: 161.0 - Posts: 2301)
Wed, 30th Jul '08 10:00 AM

Kaelin: What happened to your eyeball. I miss it.

Excellent puzzle. Thanks. Totally tanked it, but learned something (should have been a yankee).

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.5 - Posts: 7564)
Wed, 30th Jul '08 11:46 AM

Thanks to everyone for taking the puzzle and the positive comments publicly and privately.
It appears most everyone scored very high, so despite the length of sentences and many proper names, most used your vowels, consonants, dictionaries, search engines---- wisely, and didn't lose many points.
If you learned some unknown historical facts and have a better appreciation of the sacrifices during those times to save the nation- then the puzzle was worth the effort to write it. Thanks to my editor [sploofernatural] for their support and guidance.
The battlefield is worth a visit if possible. Gettysburg has a brand new visitors center and other great Civil War tourist attractions.

FYI:::: Here are all ten clues and phrases

Lees decisive loss here was considered the turning point of the civil war. (Southern high water mark)
appointed union commander by president lincoln three days before battle ("George Gordon Meade")
general robert e lee took field command in june eighteen sixty two ("Confederate Commander")
lincoln delivered gettysburg address at the dedication of the cemetery ("Soldiers' resting place")
george armstrong custer led a union cavalry brigade from michigan ("Before Little Bighorn")
commanded ill fated confederate charge resulting in several thousand losses ("Gen. George E. Pickett")
costing fifty one thousand casualties it was the wars bloodiest battle ("a solemn aftermath")
the town of gettysburg is the county seat of adams county pennsylvania ("Site of the battle")
now discredited as its originator abner doubleday served as a union general ("Played baseball?")
the largest battlefield shrine in the usa with over one thousand monuments ("A permanent remembrance")

thanks again
Al


donleigh
Donleigh  (Level: 147.5 - Posts: 5079)
Wed, 30th Jul '08 12:26 PM

Thanks for the puzzle, Al. I'm pretty sure my studying saved me 50 moves

goddess28
Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Wed, 30th Jul '08 1:25 PM

Excellent puzzle. Loved it!

btsyshsbnd
Btsyshsbnd  (Level: 73.3 - Posts: 61)
Wed, 30th Jul '08 4:05 PM

being a student of the American Civil War, I was looking forward to your word puzzle but then life got in the way and I wasn't able to get to it. Is there any way to go back and take an older word puzzle?

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 4191)
Wed, 30th Jul '08 4:32 PM

Btsyshsbnd wrote: "Is there any way to go back and take an older word puzzle?"

This has been talked about, but unfortunately, no, there's not currently a way to take an older WP. Sorry you missed it, but Al posted all of his clues and phrases just a few posts above yours. Hopefully that will provide a little solace.

-- Geri


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