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Berylm  (Level: 163.7 - Posts: 478)
Tue, 14th Oct '08 8:12 PM


Enjoyed that one - the puzzles were not too difficult, which was fortunate because I haven't the faintest idea what so much as one of the clues said! LOL!

Taco24  (Level: 142.1 - Posts: 589)
Tue, 14th Oct '08 8:34 PM

Gary, am proud of you. I was so worried prior to beginning the puzzle. Yet, once I began, everything was fine. Thanks again for another creative and entertaining endeavor.

1mks  (Level: 221.0 - Posts: 5929)
Tue, 14th Oct '08 8:35 PM

Excellent and clever idea. Thanks.

Crazy4games  (Level: 124.7 - Posts: 1019)
Tue, 14th Oct '08 8:39 PM

Another fine puzzle, Slicko!

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Tue, 14th Oct '08 10:52 PM

Thanks Slicko for another clever and interesting
Word Puzzle....didn't work out the clues but
the puzzles were diverse and interesting

Tresgatos  (Level: 217.3 - Posts: 4447)
Tue, 14th Oct '08 11:04 PM

Terrific puzzle, Slicko, I really enjoyed it! Very innovative, challenging, and fun, fun, and fun!

-- Geri

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 14th Oct '08 11:34 PM

Fun puzzle

Suzannec  (Level: 260.2 - Posts: 616)
Wed, 15th Oct '08 12:20 AM

Another great WP. I somehow managed to keep all my points for a change. I hope you will post all the scrambled names and phrases later because I could not figure out any of them.

Salzypat  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 5426)
Wed, 15th Oct '08 1:03 AM

Great fun! Yes, please do post all 10 when the puzzle is over.

Garrybl  (Level: 293.8 - Posts: 6801)
Wed, 15th Oct '08 2:01 AM

great puzzle. I found new ways to irritate myself by correctly posting the last answer and having it rejected --cost me second place. and no, there were no extra spaces...I guess the computer is getting me back for all those flukes at WP!.

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Wed, 15th Oct '08 4:40 AM

Loved it!

Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Wed, 15th Oct '08 4:44 AM

Fun puzzle

Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1312)
Wed, 15th Oct '08 5:53 AM

I got three of the clues pretty quick. I do wish the clues could be in Caps form. It's really not the size of the font, it's the slant.

Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Wed, 15th Oct '08 7:40 AM

Interesting puzzle - interesting mix - lost extra points on what I thought would have been a different tense (probably debatable as I've been put in this position before of defending my tense) - amazed at the top scorers...I lost 6 but still wouldn't have made top 20 and thought I did really well...oh well...I'd enjoy more like this though

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Wed, 15th Oct '08 8:09 AM

Bill, I C&Ped the clues into a mail form and made them big so I could move the letters around.

Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Wed, 15th Oct '08 8:27 AM

Smoke - I did the same thing in notepad - didn't help me much -

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4285)
Wed, 15th Oct '08 8:30 AM

Very interesting. If I couldn't unscramble the clue initially, I just charged ahead with a couple of letters. That helped me figure it out and get the phrase. Nice mental workout.

Debbie1957  (Level: 45.7 - Posts: 402)
Wed, 15th Oct '08 8:38 AM

That was a clever idea for a great puzzle totally enjoyed it.


Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Wed, 15th Oct '08 8:44 AM

Thanks for the comments - didn't realize how hard the letters were to see until I did the puzzle myself - definitely agree with Papermanbill that all caps for the clues is the way to go if I go ahead with another (and it's actually ready but not submitted).
For those who struggled with the scrambles I did purposely choose long names, but went with relatively easy puzzles - in fact every puzzle had a, e , i and o - so with those hopefully people could go back and work out the names.
The eds have asked us not to publish whole puzzles as I think Justin is planning on eventually releasing the old WPs - so here are a couple examples:
Clue: lgiemloahecn (Michelangelo) Italian sculptor and painter of the Sistine Chapel.
Some of the other names were Yamaguchi, Dostoyevsky, Hammerskjold, Bertolucci, and Copernicus.
My son said this puzzle was "evil" - I told him don't underestimate the abilities of these Sploofus folks - and you proved it by some really great scores.
Special kudos to Smoke, Tresgatos, Marjane, Pafork and Virtus who were the top five at least as of 7:59 a.m.
And to Sploofizz who had to enter those mixed up clues which I am sure was a little bit of a pain.

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Wed, 15th Oct '08 8:52 AM

I've always loved the word jumbles in the newspaper. I thought the puzzle was dead clever that you couldn't google anything without the names, and by the time you figured out the names you didn't need to google! Well done, Slick! Looking forward to another.

Apinavl  (Level: 37.5 - Posts: 59)
Wed, 15th Oct '08 1:49 PM

Gary - that was really a lot of fun. Thanks for the time and effort you put into this delightful word puzzle.
Looking forward to more.

Pafork  (Level: 132.0 - Posts: 536)
Wed, 15th Oct '08 2:04 PM

Very fun - I loved the extra challenge of the scrambled names.

Bbear  (Level: 168.0 - Posts: 2297)
Wed, 15th Oct '08 2:57 PM

Great fun, Gary! Unscrambling is hubby's forte; I can't unscramble my own name!

Alvandy  (Level: 241.6 - Posts: 7719)
Wed, 15th Oct '08 6:15 PM

Kudos to Slicko/ Gary for the "cerebral" exercise.
If you could unscramble the name- the puzzle fell into line.
Admittedly, some clues looked "hieroglyphics'' to me- but I figured it out after starting the phrase.

Copernicus was my favorite- anything related to astronomy will cause me to go into warp drive.

Garrybl  (Level: 293.8 - Posts: 6801)
Thu, 16th Oct '08 6:57 AM

great puzzle Gary --and its worth noting that by setting such excellent puzzles Gary reduces his chances of winning the monthly award.
so kudos for the self-sacrifice.... I can only hope people enjoy my effort(s) as much.


Kaufman  (Level: 269.8 - Posts: 3943)
Thu, 16th Oct '08 5:58 PM

Is there an award? Did someone not tell me something?

And is it worth sacrificing your principles for?

Enquiring minds want to know.

Gypsylady  (Level: 149.2 - Posts: 6102)
Thu, 16th Oct '08 6:02 PM

Enjoyed your Wordpuzzle, Gary! Thanks!


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