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Garrybl  (Level: 275.9 - Posts: 6609)
Wed, 25th Mar '09 10:42 AM


Very interesting; I'm sure Dr Freud would have something to say about one or two....
I could not make sense of the first job --is there a grammar problem here or was it just me?


Collioure  (Level: 102.5 - Posts: 9952)
Wed, 25th Mar '09 12:28 PM

I agree, Barry. It was a bit awkward.

I had the same problem when I thought I had all the words. Took another letter and went for it. And then lost 4 moves on a typing error

Lucimoore  (Level: 181.1 - Posts: 1680)
Wed, 25th Mar '09 12:50 PM

I loved your puzzle Beth. I totally understood your first job, maybe it's a gender thing, and I loved the if I won a million entry. Thanks for the fun.

Gypsylady  (Level: 141.0 - Posts: 6036)
Wed, 25th Mar '09 12:52 PM

Enjoyed your Wordpuzzle, Beth! Thanks!


Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Wed, 25th Mar '09 2:12 PM

Enjoyed it a lot - including the first job. The dreaded extra space between words cost me a few moves, but didn't diminish another terrific 10 things.

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Wed, 25th Mar '09 3:45 PM

Aw, come on Beth, you know that your perfect moment was when you packed me off to the airport to return to IN!

Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Wed, 25th Mar '09 5:58 PM

Fun puzzle, Beth! Entertaining and challenging. Good job!


Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Wed, 25th Mar '09 6:17 PM

Great job - enjoyed it very much.

Virtus  (Level: 159.4 - Posts: 2448)
Wed, 25th Mar '09 6:36 PM

Go for it when you win the big bucks!! Fun puzzle. Thanks, Anne

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Wed, 25th Mar '09 7:49 PM

Luvnmexsun  (Level: 147.4 - Posts: 711)
Wed, 25th Mar '09 8:28 PM

Loved it...really enjoyed getting to know you better! One was near exact to mine.

!! Thanks,


Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Wed, 25th Mar '09 8:52 PM

BTW, forgot to say that I enjoyed your WP!

Tresgatos  (Level: 201.7 - Posts: 4146)
Wed, 25th Mar '09 9:07 PM

Beth, I honestly thought this was one of your best word puzzles! I really enjoyed it, and all my phrases were visually evocative and thought-provoking. I think my favorite was your "never again" moment, which was:

touring mammoth cave in kentucky when the guide turns the lights off

I've been on many cave tours and could imagine that. Anyway, thanks for a lot of fun!

-- Geri

Oldcougar  (Level: 217.3 - Posts: 1935)
Wed, 25th Mar '09 9:11 PM

Thoroughly enjoyed your WP, Beth

Garrybl  (Level: 275.9 - Posts: 6609)
Wed, 25th Mar '09 9:39 PM

Beth could you explain your peas to sauerkraut first job please -- I just couldn't get the point of this one.


Artcr1715  (Level: 100.1 - Posts: 165)
Wed, 25th Mar '09 9:42 PM

Living near New Orleans myself, I can relate to the one about dislikes......the houses still destroyed in the city

Alvandy  (Level: 225.6 - Posts: 7525)
Wed, 25th Mar '09 11:36 PM

Thanks for sharing "This Is My Life".
You mentioned your "hubby" twice- that's heartwarming.

Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Thu, 26th Mar '09 12:11 AM

I appreciate all of the WP's, and this was no exception. One little gripe about WP's in general though. It would really help if compilers mentioned when there is "American" English in the puzzle. A perfect example was "specialiZing", i lost several moves again over that one. It's no biggy, and i appreciate the majority of people doing the puzzles are probably Americans.

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Sploofizz (Editor)  
Thu, 26th Mar '09 12:19 AM

I'm not sure where Beth is - I'm sure she will answer your questions. But I wanted to share my feelings on that first job: working from early june peas through sauerkraut at a green giant factory

I believe that when one works in a vegetable canning factory, the foods being canned are seasonal, so peas would be canned in early summer and sauerkraut would be much later in the wintertime. If there were infinite letters available and punctation, I believe the phrase would have read something like this:

My first job was working from early June (peas) through late winter (sauerkraut) at a Green Giant vegetable canning factory.

That's how I interpreted it when I was editing it, and it seemed (and still seems) like a perfectly reasonable phrase to me.

Sorry if it tripped some of you up.

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Thu, 26th Mar '09 12:29 AM

seemed reasonable but hard. Good puzzle!

Bbear  (Level: 159.3 - Posts: 2301)
Thu, 26th Mar '09 7:44 PM

I guess it's just us folks who grew up in farming country (Wisconsin) where there are no real seasons but instead time is judged by what veggie is growing. Early June peas are the first veggie harvested and cabbage (in October) is the last. Therefore, anyone working in a canning factory starts work in June and is layed off the first week of November.

At the time when I did that (1972-3) the pay was 1.60 an hour but the workman's comp was 50 bucks a week all winter!!! Not bad for a high school kid!!!

Kimoira  (Level: 198.2 - Posts: 1189)
Thu, 26th Mar '09 7:52 PM

Excellent puzzle and interesting to learn of June peas, picking seasons and rates in 1972! Loved it!!

Kimoira  (Level: 198.2 - Posts: 1189)
Thu, 26th Mar '09 7:53 PM

so nice I said it twice

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