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Bleepy  (Level: 147.4 - Posts: 624)
Fri, 28th Nov '08 8:59 PM


First of all... Great idea for a WP! BBear you are creative. Just a heads-up, though... One or I think two puzzles had alternative spellings in them. Alas..I bailed. It was not because it was a bad puzzle, it was because it took my too long to discover the alternates, and I had to run!!! Thanks for your efforts!

Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1312)
Fri, 28th Nov '08 9:03 PM

I kinda agree with Bleepy and maybe your editor should've edited a little more carefully. I don't like to be critical, sorry.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Fri, 28th Nov '08 9:04 PM

I ended up bailing too. But I agree it is a great WP. I bet there are more players during the US night hours. I'm just not a world traveler. (I was surprised some of those names were spelled 3 different ways out in the world - so that made it more challenging than I had patience to handle.)

Swiper  (Level: 153.4 - Posts: 875)
Fri, 28th Nov '08 9:07 PM

I guess I'm lucky I didn't get any of those puzzles and I enjoyed it.

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Fri, 28th Nov '08 9:08 PM

Great puzzle Bbear, what a great idea!

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4285)
Fri, 28th Nov '08 9:26 PM

I don't think I got any alternative spellings, unless I'm just an alternative speller anyway. Enjoyable puzzle.

Sploofus Editor
Sploofizz (Editor)  
Fri, 28th Nov '08 9:28 PM

I just double-checked each and every street name and they are all spelled correctly as they appear on Wikipedia. Please send in a support ticket with specific information on any street name you dispute, and a reputable website showing the alternate spelling.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Fri, 28th Nov '08 9:30 PM

I didn't see a misspelling. I just found that there were several spellings, depending on the real name or a translated name.

Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Fri, 28th Nov '08 9:40 PM

enjoyable puzzle - didn't have any spelling issues - just a puzzle issue on number five - it would not take it on my 5th puzzle - hit it 3 times and it took it the 3rd time - irritating as it added 6 moves to my puzzle - and I was correct - just something out of whack on submission - and I always use firefox now.

I've been to one of those streets

Crazy4games  (Level: 124.7 - Posts: 1019)
Fri, 28th Nov '08 9:44 PM

Nice puzzle, Bbear. I really enjoyed it, and didn't run into any alternate spelling problems. Please, keep 'em coming!

Maurlin  (Level: 220.6 - Posts: 2708)
Fri, 28th Nov '08 9:50 PM

I also took it, enjoyedf it, and didn't come across any spelling variations. Interesting information too!

1mks  (Level: 219.5 - Posts: 5925)
Fri, 28th Nov '08 9:56 PM

4 or 5 typos for me. My own fault. I had been to every one of the streets that I had.....knew them.......just can't type on a strange computer however. Very clever......I wasn't.

Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Fri, 28th Nov '08 10:09 PM

Add my name to the list of fans. I thought it was an outstanding puzzle.

Mplaw51  (Level: 184.8 - Posts: 1581)
Fri, 28th Nov '08 10:16 PM

I had fun with this one as well. The only mistakes on it were my own. Clever idea!

Toledosugar  (Level: 51.4 - Posts: 281)
Fri, 28th Nov '08 10:24 PM

Excellent puzzle, I've been to every street, that I got, in the puzzle and found no misspellings. Thanks Bbear for an interesting puzzle.

Alvandy  (Level: 240.4 - Posts: 7692)
Fri, 28th Nov '08 10:27 PM

Definitely an educational puzzle. I have visited three of the streets on my list tonight.
There was one that we would LOVE to visit.
The Pennsylvania Lottery is my only hope unfortunately.

Well written

Virtus  (Level: 169.8 - Posts: 2489)
Sat, 29th Nov '08 12:24 AM

I learned a lot of new and interesting facts, and it inspired the wanderlust in me Maybe someday...and the lottery would help!
One word cost me about 4 moves. . .my fault not a misspelling.

Bleepy  (Level: 147.4 - Posts: 624)
Sat, 29th Nov '08 1:37 AM

Hi! I just wanted to let you all know that the alternate that I found is probably not the most commonly used spelling. In fact, Bbear's version is dominant (I did more checking). So....I hope that I did not throw anyone off!!! Again, Bbear your work is fabulous, and I appreciate your dedication in creating enjoyable puzzles. Keep 'em coming!

Francesann  (Level: 55.5 - Posts: 124)
Sat, 29th Nov '08 5:00 AM

My spellings were all fine, learned a few interesting facts and really enjoyed it, more of the same please.

Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1312)
Sat, 29th Nov '08 9:59 AM

I'm sure BBear found something that said Million Dollar Mile in Chicago. 35 years of driving in downtown area and never heard that expression or seen advertising with it either. I am very familiar with the Magnificent Mile which is Michigan Avenue. Lake Shore Drive is actually a boulevard that runs along Lake Michigan and has "No" commercial businesses on it. LSD has many elaborate housing developments and landmarks like the Museums, Shedd Aquarium, Soldier Field, McCormick Place and Planetarium. It also has several miles of beaches for swimming and girl watching, not to mention four or five exclusive harbors for pleasure craft.

Bbear  (Level: 167.3 - Posts: 2297)
Sat, 29th Nov '08 11:06 AM

PMB - I was raised in Hyde Park but haven't lived in Chicago since I was 16 (almost 40 years ago) but when I was growing the couple of miles just north of the Loop on LSD were called the Million Dollar Mile due to million dollar condos. It had nothing to do with commercial space, just housing. Maybe it isn't called that any more? Any other Chicagoians out there.

I don't know what words you all had trouble with; just curious; let me know.

My biggest concern was Lombard St and the use of "most winding". We were concerned that "windiest" would look like the street was known for having a stiff breeze. Otherwise, I am scratching my head.

Anyhoo, thanks for playing.

Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1312)
Sat, 29th Nov '08 1:12 PM

Beth, Not to make an issue about the Million Dollar Mile, but I just called up my brother and his brother-in-law who was by his house. Both have more experience than I do and we agree on this. LSD north of the Loop had a string of hotels along the lakefront, 40 years ago the words condo or condominium were new words . Again, you are probably right , but there is over 100 years of experience that would bet against it, we do agree on the Magnificent Mile.

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sat, 29th Nov '08 1:51 PM

Bbear, Lombard street, being on a hill in SF, may be the "windiest" as well as the "windiest", both short and long "i" being appropriate. Remember, Candlestick Park once had a pitcher blown off the mound by a gust.

Kaufman  (Level: 268.0 - Posts: 3941)
Sat, 29th Nov '08 3:39 PM

I've never heard any superlative of winding used to describe Lombard St. -- the word I've always seen was "crookedest".

My biggest problem with the puzzle was that my first puzzle was some street in Melbourne I'd never heard of (does having sidewalk cafes make any street this side of Paris famous?) that had some random selection of uncommon letters in its name. After that, it was hard to keep my interest.

Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1312)
Sat, 29th Nov '08 8:49 PM

Ken, Try Archer Avenue on Chicago's Southside, it starts just south of the Loop. 18th & State then West

Garrybl  (Level: 291.8 - Posts: 6772)
Sat, 29th Nov '08 8:58 PM

I spent my first 7 years in New York on Sixth Avenue, by the way.
We never called it Avenue of the Americas.


Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Sat, 29th Nov '08 9:07 PM

Magnificent Mile I was familiar with - Million Dollar Mile I figured out because of the letters I chose -- the only reference I found to million dollar mile was in answer to a question which was actually all quite interesting - link is huge so I shortened it

Tresgatos  (Level: 214.8 - Posts: 4415)
Sat, 29th Nov '08 11:19 PM

Thanks for a fun WP, Bbear! I thought it was an interesting idea. I'm sorry I didn't get Lombard Street among my five phrases. I've been there many times. Anyway, here were the two I had the most fun solving:

london - baker street is the home of sherlock holmes and has a huge tube station
paris - champs elysees has the arc de triomphe and the tomb of the unknown soldier

-- Geri

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