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Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Sat, 30th May '09 11:00 AM


Super puzzle - really had fun with it

Caramel1  (Level: 126.0 - Posts: 21557)
Sat, 30th May '09 11:02 AM

Monkeynips13  (Level: 21.5 - Posts: 647)
Sat, 30th May '09 11:09 AM

A very original twist on this type of WP. I enjoyed it a alot. Keep em coming!

Salzypat  (Level: 154.5 - Posts: 5296)
Sat, 30th May '09 11:57 AM

Very good puzzle. I knew the premise of the puzzle from the first clue - but it didn't help my score much! Still fun though.

Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Sat, 30th May '09 12:04 PM

Good puzzle. I catch on to these things very slowly, if at all. I'm happy if i finish around No 20 at the end of the month, most of them are written in "code" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Collioure  (Level: 102.6 - Posts: 9952)
Sat, 30th May '09 12:21 PM

Some so easy, others so obscure.

5133 seconds, Randy, while watching a rugby match.

Garrybl  (Level: 276.3 - Posts: 6611)
Sat, 30th May '09 12:21 PM

After the first (I catch on slow) I saw the light.
There really is no substitute for the euphoria you get with that little yellow bulb lighting up when the phrase appears and you see the pattern without filling in a letter.

By the way kudos as well to the setter for the clues; brief to the point and entirely fair.

Collioure  (Level: 102.6 - Posts: 9952)
Sat, 30th May '09 12:32 PM

Well, Barry, the pink screen of death arrives instantly whereas the yellow screen of satisfaction always makes you wait a little.

Leaston  (Level: 42.6 - Posts: 839)
Sat, 30th May '09 12:38 PM

Didn't do all that well on it ....but I liked it! It was fun!

Daveguth  (Level: 250.4 - Posts: 1636)
Sat, 30th May '09 12:48 PM

Yeah, it was a very creative WP--except that one particular item was incredibly obscure. That's always a problem, because only half of the players get that one. I spent well more than half of my letters and time on that one puzzle.

After the time is up, I'd like to see if others also thought this was a bit too obscure for a WP, or whether it's just me that's in the dark.

1mks  (Level: 208.4 - Posts: 5866)
Sat, 30th May '09 4:16 PM

Fun puzzle.....I was happy to finish it because as previously is NOT one of my better subjects. Now, reaming out children......I can do that in my sleep. bwahahahaha Good job, Naomi.

Luvnmexsun  (Level: 147.4 - Posts: 711)
Sat, 30th May '09 4:27 PM

WTG Naomi!!! !

It was clever, challenging and well-composed. I hope you write more WP!


Collioure  (Level: 102.6 - Posts: 9952)
Sat, 30th May '09 4:33 PM

Sun, whereya been?

Been missing your name above mine in the WP rankings.

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sat, 30th May '09 4:36 PM

What a great puzzle!!!

Alvandy  (Level: 226.0 - Posts: 7527)
Sat, 30th May '09 6:02 PM

Kudos to "Nomes" for her ingenuity. I scored well, except for one puzzle.
It may be the "fly in the ointment" puzzle already mentioned.

Nevertheless- nice effort!

Virtus  (Level: 159.5 - Posts: 2448)
Sat, 30th May '09 7:16 PM

Good puzzle, Naomi. I think I may have just taken Michael's (M48ortal) new record back!

Anne, one of the WP

Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Sat, 30th May '09 7:27 PM

Lots of fun, Naomi! Challenging and entertaining. Good job!

Bbear  (Level: 159.3 - Posts: 2301)
Sat, 30th May '09 8:12 PM

Well done and well thought out. Some are too obscure for us.....

Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Sat, 30th May '09 8:52 PM

Really glad I did not get the Telford's Bridge one. Dave sent it to me with the blanks so I could puzzle it through - figured out Bridge over Troubled Water fast but no clue on Telford's - Dave played Vanna for me - I would ask for a letter and he would PM if it was in the puzzle - I think I spent half the afternoon trying to figure it out. I now know who John Warner (and Margaret Walters) are - and here I thought I owned the complete recorded works of everybody.
Still the ones I had were great and I definitely vote for a sequel.

Garrybl  (Level: 276.3 - Posts: 6611)
Sat, 30th May '09 9:46 PM

Yes John Warner was an unknown to me (a known unknown in rummy's vocab)
What was the clue to Telford's bridge?


Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Sat, 30th May '09 9:54 PM

The clue was Warner and Art

Daveguth  (Level: 250.4 - Posts: 1636)
Sat, 30th May '09 10:49 PM

Yep, the one that I mentioned earlier was "Telford's Bridge Over Troubled Water." It drove me so nuts that I sent it to Gary so he could also go nuts! I think his wife will now hate me forever.

I have to say to Naomi, and all potential WP makers, please don't include somebody as obscure as John Warner in a puzzle like this. And I do mean obscure--Mr. Warner not only isn't mentioned in Wikipedia, he also has no music for sale on Amazon. I suppose if all the subjects of a WP were that unknown, we'd at least all be on even footing. But having one stand out like a sore thumb means half of the crowd will be at a big disadvantage to the rest of the crowd.

I mention this complaint with some regret, because the WP was otherwise clever and enjoyable, and hope we see more from Naomi!

Naomi4195  (Level: 51.7 - Posts: 184)
Sat, 30th May '09 11:07 PM

I would like to thank everyone for their comments. The Telford's Bridge was found by googling songs with bridge in the title. I didn't have any trouble finding in that way and in fact was how I discovered it. I apologize to those who found that was too obscure and will watch in the future so that I don't repeat that mistake. Thanks for all the encouragement and constructive critism.

Oldcougar  (Level: 217.3 - Posts: 1935)
Sun, 31st May '09 2:41 AM

Thought it was lovely, Naomi I was racing through it at lightning speed (for me, at least) & I had a typo, coulda beat Slicko, dangit

Collioure  (Level: 102.6 - Posts: 9952)
Sun, 31st May '09 4:44 AM

I also had Telford's bridge and I just assumed all you very well read geniuses would know it. Might have gotten it a little quicker if I had considered a word ending in " 's "

No beef here.

Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Sun, 31st May '09 7:46 AM

Yep, the bridge done me in. Otherwise a fine puzzle, Naomi.

Kaufman  (Level: 254.1 - Posts: 3936)
Sun, 31st May '09 8:13 AM

See, I was so ignorant about Telford's Bridge, I just threw in some letters and had TEL-ORDS BRIDGE, and it wasn't hard to leap-of-faith on the F. Of course I wasn't stellar on some of the other puzzles either, so that one didn't stand out to me.

And John Warner? Married Liz Taylor and used that to become Senator from Virginia. Why didn't Eddie Fisher think of that?

Collioure  (Level: 102.6 - Posts: 9952)
Sun, 31st May '09 9:19 AM

Didn't Eddie marry a "Lady of Spain?"

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