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Salzypat  (Level: 154.4 - Posts: 5295)
Sun, 2nd Nov '08 7:55 AM


Give it a try and see how well you can do. I wasn't real thrilled with my score so I'm going to practice a few times (you East Coast folks tripped me up!). If you have grandchildren in elementary school, they might enjoy this, too.

Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Sun, 2nd Nov '08 8:25 AM

Neat. It may have a flaw though. While placing Massachusetts it kept veering to the far left hand side of the screen. Scored a 96 and 3 mile error average. Thanks for sharing.

Bigbird  (Level: 236.1 - Posts: 3300)
Sun, 2nd Nov '08 8:42 AM

That was great fun! The order in which the states come up might make a big difference. Some locations are more distinctive than others. Will try it again.

Alvandy  (Level: 225.6 - Posts: 7525)
Sun, 2nd Nov '08 8:55 AM

Neat puzzle.
My Massachusetts was perfectly fair and balanced however.
But, some of those western states were farther right than I hoped.

Tuzilla  (Level: 130.9 - Posts: 3769)
Sun, 2nd Nov '08 9:04 AM

I had similar trouble with Arizona and Alaska. It kept trying to repeat the past 8 pages.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sun, 2nd Nov '08 9:15 AM

96%, 11 mile error.
Now I remember my fave toy as a kid - a US puzzle, with each piece telling info about that state.
Can't believe I lost my footing on Arkansas - my SW Airlines hub neighbor.

Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Sun, 2nd Nov '08 9:18 AM

I tried it again. This time Massachusetts tried to issue a marriage license to Virginia and Georgia. Then burst into flames.

Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Sun, 2nd Nov '08 9:26 AM

96 percent and 4 mile childhood obsession with maps finally pays off.

If this is indeed paying off.

Bbear  (Level: 159.3 - Posts: 2301)
Sun, 2nd Nov '08 9:37 AM

79%??? Ekk. Felix: I think Georgia tried to kiss Washington but his teeth got in the way.

Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Sun, 2nd Nov '08 9:40 AM

That was Virginia. Georgia never kisses on the first date.

Snookerballs  (Level: 37.9 - Posts: 35)
Sun, 2nd Nov '08 10:33 AM

I would've been 100% but I was dragging wrong. I better watch that dragging word.

Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Sun, 2nd Nov '08 11:22 AM

94% - Avg Error 11 miles.. not bad for a Canuck eh? lol

Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Sun, 2nd Nov '08 11:35 AM

Out of three tries, my best score was 96% with a 4 mile average error. It definitely makes a difference what order the states show up in - if you get several coastal states early then the rest are easy - but placing those midwest states without any other reference points is tough!

And oddly enough, my puzzle pieces had no political leanings one way or another - I guess we all see what we want to see!

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sun, 2nd Nov '08 12:10 PM

It would be a whole lot harder if it didn't tell you the name of the state.

Kaufman  (Level: 253.9 - Posts: 3936)
Sun, 2nd Nov '08 12:14 PM

No errors. I'm obviously too sober.

And too sober not to notice that Virginia's Eastern Shore sank into the Atlantic.

Tuzilla  (Level: 130.9 - Posts: 3769)
Sun, 2nd Nov '08 1:26 PM

I took this a couple more times to see if we were all getting the same array of states in the same order. We do not. My first try was 96% with 5 mile average. Colorado was the first state west of the Mississippi River I needed to place. I missed it by enough that my other error, which was a small miss on a wide open North Dakota was enough to give me the 5 mile average.

The second and third try were slightly worse, trying to place wide open Tennessee, Utah, Kansas and Iowas made it really hard to recover.

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