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Alvandy  (Level: 240.4 - Posts: 7692)
Sat, 9th Aug '08 8:32 AM


Great puzzle. Football fans will especially enjoy his examples.

However, I noted one mis-spelling error in a puzzle. Cost a three move penalty, but I caught the mistake right after.

Have submitted a report to have it corrected.

Gypsylady  (Level: 148.3 - Posts: 6097)
Sat, 9th Aug '08 8:41 AM

Enjoyed your wordpuzzle, Rev, and did fairly well even though I know very little about football! Thanks!


Mplaw51  (Level: 184.8 - Posts: 1581)
Sat, 9th Aug '08 8:52 AM

That was fun! Had to change gears, my mindset was going in a different direction...won't give it away. Maybe another puzzle?

1mks  (Level: 219.5 - Posts: 5925)
Sat, 9th Aug '08 9:46 AM

I adore college football......loved the puzzle.

Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Sat, 9th Aug '08 9:53 AM

Grrr! Error has been reported. My deepest apologies.

While I'm apologizing, I hope fans of a certain tradition-drenched football program will forgive my not including their school. Alas, there's no way to put an ampersand (&) in the puzzle.

Otherwise, sawing and kissing your date would certainly have made the list.

Donleigh  (Level: 155.4 - Posts: 5411)
Sat, 9th Aug '08 11:01 AM

Debbie1957  (Level: 45.7 - Posts: 402)
Sat, 9th Aug '08 12:06 PM

Enjoyed the puzzle it was fun and I learned something too.


Koota  (Level: 187.3 - Posts: 2114)
Sat, 9th Aug '08 1:01 PM

Tough topic for me, so my goal was to escape with my 5000 points. I made 4900 anyway.

Nice job, Rev.

Lucimoore  (Level: 192.1 - Posts: 1732)
Sat, 9th Aug '08 1:05 PM

Hey Chick, Nice way to start a day! First pro game for me tonight, Go Titans!

Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1312)
Sat, 9th Aug '08 1:18 PM

My last school didn't have a football team T.T.C.----Tilden Tech. Continuation School. Anyone from the Southside of Chicago knows this is a school for dropouts under the age of 17. One of the reasons I joined President Kennedy's Navy in 1962.

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sat, 9th Aug '08 2:52 PM

Didn't know about any of these "traditions" fun!

Oldcougar  (Level: 228.1 - Posts: 1935)
Sat, 9th Aug '08 4:04 PM

I was shaking in my boots before I took this, as my head is a football free zone but I really enjoyed it Interesting tidbits, almost makes me want to watch a few games. And yes I did use Wiki to get my score Sorry to all you football fans I'm ahead of

Bbear  (Level: 167.3 - Posts: 2297)
Sat, 9th Aug '08 4:08 PM

Snookerballs: Did they have a poolhall at TTC?

Ladyvol  (Level: 212.3 - Posts: 5650)
Sat, 9th Aug '08 4:12 PM

Great puzzle...being a football fan I really enjoyed it...maybe you could do a part two?

Bbear  (Level: 167.3 - Posts: 2297)
Sat, 9th Aug '08 4:47 PM

That was fun, Rev. Messed up twice, both times my fault.
What is sawing? You won't be giving anything away because you couldn't use it. Just curious.

Tresgatos  (Level: 214.8 - Posts: 4414)
Sat, 9th Aug '08 6:50 PM

Rev, I was apprehensive about the puzzle since I know very little about football, but I kept all of my points and truly enjoyed it! You gave great clues, and the phrases were so fun, they actually made me want to learn more about the football traditions. Hat tip to you for making an unfamiliar subject (to me) so enjoyable!

-- Geri

Scorbett105  (Level: 197.0 - Posts: 13)
Sat, 9th Aug '08 8:00 PM

Great word puzzle. Enjoyed it very much. Scorbett

Zeedee  (Level: 234.3 - Posts: 1088)
Sat, 9th Aug '08 8:11 PM

RATS! My IE froze up and I got kicked out. I put in two support tickets, but no luck getting a re-set. Drat.

Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Sat, 9th Aug '08 9:45 PM

the Puzzles:
Puzzle 1: at clemson, players rub howards rock and run down a hill
Clue 1: 25 exciting seconds

Puzzle 2: the buckeye band spells out ohio in script lettering
Clue 2: Who dots the I?

Puzzle 3: chief osceola plunges a flaming spear at florida state
Clue 4: tomahawk chop

Puzzle 4: ralphie the buffalo races across the colorado field
Clue 4: runaway mascot

Puzzle 5: student volunteers repaint notre dame helmets each week
Clue 5: Golden Domers

Puzzle 6: the sooner schooner rolls onto the field at oklahoma
Clue 6: wild wheels

Puzzle 7: some fans of the washington huskies arrive by boat
Clue 7: anchors aweigh

Puzzle 8: more than one hundred thousand tennessee fans sing rocky top
Clue 8: group effort

Puzzle 9: a nineteen thirty ford leads georgia tech onto the field
Clue 9: don’t back up!

Puzzle 10: virginia tech runs in to metallicas enter sandman
Clue 10: modern rockers
Again my apologies to the fine folks from Texas A&M and their many storied football traditions. We'll save the War Hymn for later.

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