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scrabq
Scrabq  (Level: 76.7 - Posts: 167)
Mon, 20th Oct '08 8:43 PM

HUM ON HYMNS

Will someone please explain this WordPuzzle when the time is up. I have no idea at all of what it meant, even when I solved each of the puzzles. Very unsatisfying.

papalou49
Papalou49  (Level: 150.0 - Posts: 11)
Mon, 20th Oct '08 8:48 PM

What was this all about? I have no idea.

jeannarie
Jeannarie  (Level: 135.1 - Posts: 106)
Mon, 20th Oct '08 8:56 PM

I dunno either. I'm completely baffled about what the point (if any) was!

cujgie
Cujgie  (Level: 181.9 - Posts: 754)
Mon, 20th Oct '08 8:57 PM

I figured out the last one, but none of the others seemed to work the same way. I can't wait to find out..................

papermanbill
Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1312)
Mon, 20th Oct '08 9:07 PM

They should give us the 5,000 points like the April Fool junk.

toledosugar
Toledosugar  (Level: 51.4 - Posts: 281)
Mon, 20th Oct '08 9:26 PM

First word puzzle I ever bailed on.

spacecat
Spacecat  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 673)
Mon, 20th Oct '08 9:26 PM

Shame on the editor who accepted this. What were you thinking?

4getful1
4getful1  (Level: 180.9 - Posts: 3034)
Mon, 20th Oct '08 9:27 PM

Whew! Glad that's over. I never ever wanted to quit one with finishing it, but it just about finished me.

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 146.3 - Posts: 6093)
Mon, 20th Oct '08 9:32 PM

I had no idea what this was or what it had to do with hymns. I don't know how any of the words were connected. Sure did take a lot moves and lost a lot of points!

Marilyn...

1mks
1mks  (Level: 218.0 - Posts: 5921)
Mon, 20th Oct '08 9:37 PM

Not only did I use every letter.......I also made typos. Worst I have ever, ever done ..... which is a feat in itself. bah humbug!

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Mon, 20th Oct '08 9:43 PM

Not clever, not funny, not enjoyable, just senseless. Worst one EVER.

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 160.1 - Posts: 5412)
Mon, 20th Oct '08 9:57 PM

Well, let's look on the bright side -- no one could Google it!

I imagine when we hear the premise of the puzzle we'll all have lit-up lightbulbs over our heads. It will be interesting to see all of the quiz parts iin one post.

osuzannacollage
Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Mon, 20th Oct '08 10:00 PM


Very challenging! I like that! Clever, but you may have to look closely.

This WP seems to be getting a lot of complaints. If it's tough for me and you, it's probably tough for a lot of other folks. That evens out the playing field, so it's not likely that many will ace it. I just don't get slamming it at all. I doubt that anyone will be able to keep all of their points, and many (like me) will probably lose a ton of them. So what? A tough WP puts most all of us in the same boat, and I actually love the toughies the best.

I applaud Suzer for taking a chance and delivering a WP that takes more than a couple of letters to "get". It's obvious that a ton of thought went into it. Good on ya, Girl!

Susan

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 238.5 - Posts: 7671)
Mon, 20th Oct '08 10:00 PM

Yikes- I just read this thread. I'm getting my peppermint patties out now before tackling this.

How bad can it be?

One way to find out!





suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Mon, 20th Oct '08 10:05 PM

WOW - I was a little worried that the word "hymns" would throw a few and make you think it was a puzzle about church songs, but I never imagined I would rank up there with Welsh castles! What a dubious honor!

Did you at least figure out it was a WP by me? (then you should have been able to figure out the phrases...)

difod
Difod  (Level: 252.7 - Posts: 108)
Mon, 20th Oct '08 10:09 PM

Even though I knew the premise, these puzzles were difficult.

I enjoyed the mental workout despite the struggle!

apinavl
Apinavl  (Level: 37.5 - Posts: 59)
Mon, 20th Oct '08 10:10 PM

I actually enjoyed the puzzle in a twisted kind of way. It was the most difficult I've taken in my short history here. I figured out where she was going after the first clue but it was still extremely difficult. It was challenging and I appreciated the effort the author put into it.

I've never written a word puzzle and my hat is off to anyone who has. Although this puzzle was definitely offbeat, it was clever and gave me more than a few chuckles.

Thanks for giving me my money's worth tonight.
Amy


winddancer41
Winddancer41  (Level: 63.3 - Posts: 1113)
Mon, 20th Oct '08 10:16 PM

I applaud you for doing the puzzle but have to agree it was the first one i have ever almost bailed on. And I'm sorry but i can't think of anything else but church songs when i hear the word hymns. Charlotte

maurlin
Maurlin  (Level: 218.9 - Posts: 2702)
Mon, 20th Oct '08 10:19 PM

Suz...no fair giving hints to folks who haven't taken your WP! Actually it became clear for me on the very first one, but unfortunately it didn't help much. Your pronunciation must be much different from mine.

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 265.3 - Posts: 3941)
Mon, 20th Oct '08 10:24 PM

The title and the nature of the puzzle were utterly straightforward to me.

But then you knew I have a warped mind.

dflorke
Dflorke  (Level: 93.4 - Posts: 19)
Mon, 20th Oct '08 10:39 PM

Sorry--- I just didn't get where it was going or where it came from. I do these puzzles to relax and have fun.
This one was nothing more than a chore. I'm sure some of you got it, but I don't know the author, so that didn't help me at all either. I'm sure it was very clever---- but, obviously too clever for me! I just started clicking letters and hoped for the best! )

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Mon, 20th Oct '08 10:50 PM

LOVED it, Suze! My brain hurts. In a GOOD way. Thanks for a really fun puzzle.

btw, Oogie did a couple of these weeks back - loved them too.

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 213.0 - Posts: 4380)
Mon, 20th Oct '08 10:55 PM

I don't want to spoil anything, so all I can say for now is that I understood the title and what I needed to do. I enjoyed the challenge and was familiar with all the phrases. Thanks, Suzer!

-- Geri

stone
Stone  (Level: 35.0 - Posts: 259)
Mon, 20th Oct '08 10:56 PM

I bailed. Totally confused. Will someone please PM me the thought I missed? Claudette

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 289.3 - Posts: 6737)
Mon, 20th Oct '08 11:04 PM

Exactly what maurlin and kaufman said. (How come all the bridge players worked it out?)
I knew exactly how to do the puzzle before putting a letter in and still screwed up royally; but that's my fault for guessing in a couple of situations where I could have played safe(r).
A fine puzzle --and yes maybe the hardest for a few months but entirely fair.
Everyone had all the information they were entitled to and then it boiled down to an iq test!
It is not a valid criticism to say the puzzle is too hard if its fair...and it was.

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 238.5 - Posts: 7671)
Mon, 20th Oct '08 11:06 PM

I opened it; I saw the challenge; I ate two peppermint patties.
Survived.



pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4285)
Mon, 20th Oct '08 11:09 PM

wow, an iq test...

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Tue, 21st Oct '08 2:20 AM

very frustrating and I'll be very interested to see the explanation - I thought I had the first one - and I did - but, well - Suze - when it's done - as Ricky would say "you got some 'splaining' to do' on some of these cause when I figured it out - I still didn't ...felt grateful to escape with 1600 - but that's not my worse...I think it was 1300 - so that's good - blown away by the top 10's

madmario
Madmario  (Level: 27.3 - Posts: 33)
Tue, 21st Oct '08 2:43 AM

Wow, what a puzzle! I managed to come 130th out of 133 - kinda embarrassing to say that!!! Can't say that I really enjoyed the puzzle, but now that I've worked out how to go about it, I can see that it is a completely valid one. Well done on an interesting but strange puzzle Suze.

oldcougar
Oldcougar  (Level: 226.1 - Posts: 1935)
Tue, 21st Oct '08 5:35 AM

Took me until puzzle 2 to get it, then wasn't familiar with the next one, then I aced one but had a spelling error & kept missing it & using letters & changing words. Doh If my proof reading was better, I'd have done fairly well. I find these type quite hard (my fault, spelling disabilty) but thought it was well done

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Tue, 21st Oct '08 8:13 AM

Sent you a PM Suzer - doing wp's takes guts - doing such a challenging one takes even more - don't let the criticism stop you

zeedee
Zeedee  (Level: 231.5 - Posts: 1088)
Tue, 21st Oct '08 8:15 AM

I didn't finish until 8:02, so I don't know how I ranked, but I know I lost a s**tload of points. However, I did "get" the puzzle, and I thought it was very cleverly done. Great job, Sue. Don't let the whiners get you down.
Diane

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Tue, 21st Oct '08 8:27 AM

Okay - this was my first one - and I thought I was clever but wasn't
tube pee ore knot tube pee
hamlet

I don't get pee - please explain to me what I missed in the premise so my light bulb can go off

papajensai
Papajensai  (Level: 199.4 - Posts: 1024)
Tue, 21st Oct '08 8:47 AM

HUM ON HYMNS = homonyms

Brilliant! (That's how I felt when I figured out the idea behind your very clever WP, Suzer. Thanks for your work!)

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 289.3 - Posts: 6737)
Tue, 21st Oct '08 9:22 AM

Yes the name of the puzzle gave me (you) all the info you needed since suzer is such a well known setter and hum on hymn for homonym really let us know what to expect. There WERE a couple of occasions where I would have picked a different word than you -- each cost me a misguess and 3/4 goes, but that was fine.
Tube PEE or Tube BEE was obviously a choice and there was a CHEW/WHEW that got me...but overall I would have loved it even if I'd finished nowhere.


suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Tue, 21st Oct '08 9:47 AM

I am just so shocked that more of you are not aware of the word game that has been commercially produced called "Mad Gab"
http://www.amazon.com/Mattel-G6850-Mad-Gab/dp/B0009F4YRG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games&qid=1224595750&sr=8-1
(watch the little video on this website - this commercial was all over TV a few years ago!)

I really appreciate the kind words from those of you who 'got' it, and I am surprisingly not crushed by the candidness of those who didn't. I actually thought the quotes themselves were quite googleable since they are pretty much the most famous things these people ever said!

Here's the whole list:
SUES HERS Hum On Hymns [SUZER's Homonyms]

tube pee ore knot tube pee ("Hamlet")
halls fare enough fanned oh ore ("John Lyly")
thee own lee thin wee half two ferris ferrets elf ("FDR")
hay think huff butte tease such choy fur heifer ("John Keats")
fuels raw shin wear range else fee art do dread ("Alexander Pope")
gnaw lit chess pow her ("Francis Bacon")
huff rend ess egg if chew givers elf ("Robert Louis Stevenson")
due ore dune knot their hiss know tri ("Yoda")
their rah know fax zone lee enter predate shuns ("Nietzsche")
eye fad duh wand her full thyme butt these what sent hit ("Groucho Marx")

*Now, do you want to try again to figure out what they say or do you want me to tell you??

And BTW - when I say it out loud (and the whole point is that you have to say them out loud),/i>, "tube bee" gives you 2 'b' sounds, but "tube pee" slurs the end of the first word into the second and sounds more like "to be". I guess that's just the way I learned to enunciate when you have a repeated sound at the end of one word and beginning of the next!

suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Tue, 21st Oct '08 9:49 AM

oops - missed my ending italics mark!

Hope that did it!

maurlin
Maurlin  (Level: 218.9 - Posts: 2702)
Tue, 21st Oct '08 10:31 AM

The "pee" and "chew" got me too, and a few other words also. I actually did enjoy searching for the appropriate phrase for each of the 5 I had, even though I didn't use a similiar pronunciation. At the risk of being attacked by the multitudes, I'm requesting more of these...although not many.

bbear
Bbear  (Level: 165.5 - Posts: 2296)
Tue, 21st Oct '08 10:48 AM

Here's the trick for doing these:

1) Drink some wine
2) Give more wine to hubby
3) Give more wine to hubby
4) Put up the puzzle and have hubby say the phrase
5) Type exactly what he says.....it's perfect!

Liked it. Stupid comupter knocked out when we were on our last one and by then it was 11:30 and we got zero. Darn.

It may be a good idea when you do another one, Suzy, to make it clear in the title what the puzzle is about.....

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Tue, 21st Oct '08 11:01 AM

It was clear to me. Her name gave it away, and Oogie's done a couple of these. Not much you can explain in 30 letters with your name included.


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