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oldcougar
Oldcougar  (Level: 222.7 - Posts: 1935)
Sun, 28th Dec '08 8:39 AM

GARRYBL'S MYSTERY POLITICIAN

Very interesting & enjoyable

crazy4games
Crazy4games  (Level: 123.0 - Posts: 1019)
Sun, 28th Dec '08 8:49 AM

Agreed! Liked it very much.

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 284.1 - Posts: 6675)
Sun, 28th Dec '08 9:07 AM

glad you enjoyed it; I never checked the scores, but as I'm sure everyone worked out it was Disraeli.

Barry

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 233.3 - Posts: 7605)
Sun, 28th Dec '08 9:39 AM

Very interesting puzzle with noteworthy facts.

I figured out Disraeli during the second clue. Fortunately the reference to "Albert" helped get the historical time line down.

Well written!



kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 260.7 - Posts: 3936)
Sun, 28th Dec '08 2:10 PM

Well, no; the five puzzles I got were perhaps not the most amenable to a positive ID. However, given my mere smattering of knowledge about British political history, I surely can't hold that against the author.

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4285)
Sun, 28th Dec '08 2:53 PM

Initially I thought it was Robert Peel. Went down the rabbit hole after that.

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 207.5 - Posts: 4232)
Sun, 28th Dec '08 2:54 PM

Enjoyed your WP a lot Barry, thanks! I had a hunch your politician was Disraeli even before I played the WP! Nice assortment of facts, intelligent and well-written, i.e. enjoyed reading the phrases once I had deciphered them.

-- Geri

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sun, 28th Dec '08 2:56 PM

Hah! Never had a clue (oh yeah I had 5).

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Mon, 29th Dec '08 8:15 AM

Knowing Barry a bit, I figured it would be Disraeli or Thatcher, and my first phrase cleared it up. I've been fascinated by Disraeli since I saw Ian McShane (Lovejoy, Deadwood) play him in a PBS/BBC miniseries decades ago; I've even read the novels.

Thanks for an excellent puzzle, Barry.


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