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M48ortal  (Level: 248.2 - Posts: 3734)
Fri, 29th May '09 10:17 PM


Started the puzzle and heard a car pull up outside. We live so far back in the hills that we walk toward town to hunt game. It was a college student selling a study resource set of books, and a neighbor had told him that as a retired teacher, I would be able to tell him if they were worth buying. I think he hoped for an endorsement, as if anyone would take my opinion. By the time he left, I looked back at my screen and saw that I hadn't finished the puzzle. And THAT's why I probably hold the new record for longest time on a WP.

BTW, I told him everyone around here will wait for the DVD version of his books. They were, like me, much too wordy.

Tresgatos  (Level: 201.7 - Posts: 4146)
Fri, 29th May '09 10:23 PM

But .... what did you think of the puzzle?

-- Geri

M48ortal  (Level: 248.2 - Posts: 3734)
Fri, 29th May '09 10:42 PM

The puzzles I faced were all very enjoyable. I'd like to be able to do the others, just for fun.

Bbear  (Level: 159.3 - Posts: 2301)
Fri, 29th May '09 11:23 PM

very challenging. very fun. great job.

Salzypat  (Level: 154.4 - Posts: 5295)
Fri, 29th May '09 11:29 PM

Very good puzzle. Always like it when I not only have fun working the puzzle but I also learn some things. That's a clever idea for a topic too

Naomi4195  (Level: 51.7 - Posts: 184)
Sat, 30th May '09 1:49 AM

As usual I didn't do well, but loved the puzzle. Learned some things too.

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sat, 30th May '09 4:06 AM

Lotsa fun. Thanks!

Virtus  (Level: 159.4 - Posts: 2448)
Sat, 30th May '09 5:39 AM

Very clever idea for a puzzle, and as usual I learned some interesting trivia.

Collioure  (Level: 102.4 - Posts: 9952)
Sat, 30th May '09 6:45 AM

No need to replace this puzzle. Winner all the way.

BTW, Michael, I have surely exceeded 6000 seconds at least a couple of times. I'm very deliberate (like Randy but not with same degree of acuity) and sometimes I prepare and eat dinner, garden, . . .

Maurlin  (Level: 211.1 - Posts: 2660)
Sat, 30th May '09 6:56 AM

Great puzzle. I have a question about one of the WP's, which I hope I remember to ask after it's over.

Oldcougar  (Level: 217.3 - Posts: 1935)
Sat, 30th May '09 7:49 AM

Have I been replaced in the turtle category

Great puzzle

Thanks for the kind words Andy

Collioure  (Level: 102.4 - Posts: 9952)
Sat, 30th May '09 8:43 AM

Well, Randy, my eyes have been on the scores, not the times, as I try to nail down 6th or 7th for May. I'll keep an eye out for the times now too.

Anne (Virtus) is amazing and Daveguth, you, Slicko, Lamizell and Digs are also a few cuts above.

Monkeynips13  (Level: 21.5 - Posts: 647)
Sat, 30th May '09 10:35 AM

Well written, challenging and fun. There is nothing that I would "replace" in this puzzle.

Garrybl  (Level: 275.9 - Posts: 6609)
Sat, 30th May '09 12:08 PM

Most interesting. Thanks!

Alvandy  (Level: 225.6 - Posts: 7525)
Sat, 30th May '09 6:08 PM

Fun and educational. My favorite clue was Gilligan's Island and Russell Johnson being cast as the professor after the pilot episode.
I read a whole book about the making of G.I. , so I knew that puzzle quickly.
Hmmm- a future word puzzle perhaps?

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