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1mks  (Level: 208.1 - Posts: 5864)
Wed, 21st Jan '09 8:39 PM


I adored this. More please. I never do well on word puzzles and one in particular threw me tonight but at least I had no typos. Very clever Sploofishy!!!!!!!!!!!

Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Wed, 21st Jan '09 9:23 PM

Completely agree - that was really fun

Garrybl  (Level: 275.9 - Posts: 6608)
Wed, 21st Jan '09 10:11 PM

Brilliant! The five questions I got were all intriguing.
Very nicely constructed.


Allena  (Level: 253.6 - Posts: 1388)
Wed, 21st Jan '09 10:13 PM

There is a large variation in difficulty in the ones I got. I loved the concept. Some are googleable. Some are esoteric.

Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Wed, 21st Jan '09 10:43 PM

Gawd I miss you Jim, need more posts I have to use the dictionary to look up words...



Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Wed, 21st Jan '09 10:45 PM

Four decades ago, my mom used a cream called "Esoterica." It bleached out age spots on the skin.

You're welcome.

Kaufman  (Level: 253.9 - Posts: 3936)
Wed, 21st Jan '09 10:46 PM

To those of you who didn't get the Puzzle of Death, you are luckier people than I am.

Virtus  (Level: 159.4 - Posts: 2448)
Wed, 21st Jan '09 10:49 PM

Very clever!! Got some easy some hard.

Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Wed, 21st Jan '09 10:57 PM

I really enjoyed it as well.. one of my better finishes

Bbear  (Level: 159.3 - Posts: 2301)
Wed, 21st Jan '09 11:13 PM

Loved it. Great job. We have had little ones for a while....maybe time for long ones???

Good puzzle

Alvandy  (Level: 225.6 - Posts: 7525)
Wed, 21st Jan '09 11:29 PM

I got mostly "esoteric" puzzles and it caused lentigines on my results.

Jank will understand without googling.

Still, kudos for a great word puzzle.

Salzypat  (Level: 154.4 - Posts: 5295)
Thu, 22nd Jan '09 1:16 AM

i really enjoyed this puzzle. I just wonder who came up with all that "stuff."

Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Thu, 22nd Jan '09 7:49 AM

Gotta know which one was "the puzzle of death" - please tell us Ken when the WP is done.

Garrybl  (Level: 275.9 - Posts: 6608)
Thu, 22nd Jan '09 7:59 AM

I was just about to post the same request!

Kaufman  (Level: 253.9 - Posts: 3936)
Thu, 22nd Jan '09 5:55 PM

Something about Seurat's Island of Jatte having 100,000 dots? Not a piece I'm familiar with, and had a bear of a time picking out the J.

Speaking of which, I bled like a hemophiliac on today's puzzle too.

Garrybl  (Level: 275.9 - Posts: 6608)
Thu, 22nd Jan '09 6:18 PM


The painting that led to Sondheim's Sunday in the park with George (one version in London's National Gallery?)
has the full title of something along the lines of 'Sunday afternoon on the island of la grande jatte'.

If you'd been dragged to as many art galleries as i was as a child it would be burnished on your brain.

MOMA had a great exhibit of his work about 18 months ago I think.

Kaufman  (Level: 253.9 - Posts: 3936)
Thu, 22nd Jan '09 8:08 PM

That was indeed the title. I've been to some museums, but never spent time in London. And I don't do Starbucks or coffee, so I'm totally out of my element with ordering a grande jatte. Maybe the next puzzle will be a more familiar topic for me/

Tresgatos  (Level: 201.7 - Posts: 4145)
Thu, 22nd Jan '09 8:46 PM

All you have to do is go to the Art Institute of Chicago to see the original painting, Ken.

-- Geri

Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Thu, 22nd Jan '09 9:43 PM

The Art Institute is awesome (and so is the Sondheim musical)

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