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Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Wed, 4th Mar '09 9:43 PM


Made us think and think as you usually do Barry but came up with another fine puzzle. Great job

Garrybl  (Level: 275.9 - Posts: 6608)
Wed, 4th Mar '09 10:11 PM

Obviously did not make you think quite hard enough... as usual you scored too well!


1mks  (Level: 208.0 - Posts: 5864)
Wed, 4th Mar '09 10:15 PM

Listen.....I even liked this one. LOL.......great job Barry.

Berylm  (Level: 153.9 - Posts: 478)
Wed, 4th Mar '09 10:25 PM

Enjoyed the puzzle but haven't the faintest idea what was the connection between the five I got!

Tresgatos  (Level: 201.7 - Posts: 4145)
Wed, 4th Mar '09 10:44 PM

Excellent, intelligent, interesting puzzle, Barry. I really enjoyed it, thank you!

-- Geri

Allena  (Level: 253.6 - Posts: 1388)
Wed, 4th Mar '09 10:54 PM

That is a great theme. Plus, you used a lot of your background to integrate the answers. WOW. Very deep!

Daveguth  (Level: 250.1 - Posts: 1636)
Wed, 4th Mar '09 10:58 PM

Good one! Tough indeed, but fun to solve.

Bbear  (Level: 159.3 - Posts: 2301)
Wed, 4th Mar '09 11:11 PM

Really, really tough. Liked it. Thanks

Virtus  (Level: 159.3 - Posts: 2447)
Thu, 5th Mar '09 12:52 AM

Barry, thanks for a very well thought out puzzle. I enjoyed solving it.

Maurlin  (Level: 210.9 - Posts: 2660)
Thu, 5th Mar '09 6:38 AM

I definitely enjoyed the WP, but like Berylm, don't get the Decalog connection. Please explain after the WP solving ends. Thanks!

Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Thu, 5th Mar '09 8:13 AM

Dunno how I did but VERY enjoyable to solve.

Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Thu, 5th Mar '09 8:13 AM

Fun puzzle. Thanks!

Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Thu, 5th Mar '09 8:55 AM

Yessss! Opening that message was almost as good as a WTH green screen!

Sorry about that, #2 - how many moves, if you don't mind me asking?

Sure like to see 'em all, Barry.

Oldcougar  (Level: 217.3 - Posts: 1935)
Thu, 5th Mar '09 9:12 AM

Nice one, Donna/Smoke

Great theme, Barry, very clever puzzle

Garrybl  (Level: 275.9 - Posts: 6608)
Thu, 5th Mar '09 9:40 AM

The numbers are important; see below the puzzle for an explanation

1. re Saki’s Sredni Vashtar
This story features a child praying to a ferret

2. by Oscar Wilde
Dorian Gray’s image possessed magical powers

3. Lays of Ancient Rome
Lars Porsena of Clusium by the nine gods he swore

4. Whisky Galore
The islanders delay salvaging whisky till after the Sabbath

5. Sophoclean no-nos
Oedipus kills his father and marries his mother

6. …As Clough’s poem put it
But needst not strive officiously to keep alive

7. Per Hawthorne
Hester Prynne wears a scarlet letter in punishment for this

8. A Rattigan play
The Winslow Boy is a play about a stolen postal order

9. Ian McEwan’s saga
In Atonement a teenagers lie ruins her own life and many others

10. Sondheim musical
A judge’s lust causes his own and others deaths in Sweeney Todd

Check out Exodus (and also Deuteronomy) Number 11 is 'You shall not be found out'


Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Thu, 5th Mar '09 9:45 AM

Whoa! THAT Decalog! Fantastic!

I had 1, 4, 5, 8, 9, and for this I am very thankful.

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Thu, 5th Mar '09 10:22 AM

Duh.... still don't get it...

1mks  (Level: 208.0 - Posts: 5864)
Thu, 5th Mar '09 10:37 AM

ten commandments

Collioure  (Level: 102.3 - Posts: 9952)
Thu, 5th Mar '09 12:35 PM

Too erudite for me.

Hey, Odile is the religious one.

Oh, I did understand ten commandments from the beginning, but I didn't follow the numbers.

Alvandy  (Level: 225.6 - Posts: 7525)
Thu, 5th Mar '09 2:36 PM

Great concept. Not easy to solve but I was fortunate to detect he theme early on.
Kept me on my toes [all ten of them].
The clues were helpful, so thanks to Barry for a fine job of writing.

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Thu, 5th Mar '09 5:45 PM


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