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Garrybl  (Level: 294.3 - Posts: 6810)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 9:48 AM


lots of fun. Thanks -- and some very interesting facts.

Zeedee  (Level: 235.6 - Posts: 1088)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 10:06 AM

I'm just glad to have gotten through it without losing any points. Whew!

Gypsylady  (Level: 149.5 - Posts: 6108)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 10:26 AM

Enjoyed it! Thanks!


Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4183)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 10:43 AM

Wow, too hard for me. Maybe missed something?

Lodi  (Level: 108.0 - Posts: 2143)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 11:13 AM

I will be glad when this theme runs its course, kinda like the 10 things about.....

Monkeynips13  (Level: 21.5 - Posts: 647)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 11:47 AM

This one got me reaquainted with the alphabet fo' sho'. Well written with some very interesting facts.

Daveguth  (Level: 269.5 - Posts: 1636)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 12:10 PM

Whew, that was tough. Definitely learned a few things. But not the type of puzzle you want to play when the phone keeps ringing!

Crazy4games  (Level: 125.1 - Posts: 1019)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 12:32 PM

Just didn't get it at all.

Francesann  (Level: 55.5 - Posts: 124)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 2:07 PM

Well I finished it, but that was only because I just kept putting letters in, I have no idea what it was about and feel quite disappointed as a result. Some explanation later might be useful.

Alvandy  (Level: 242.1 - Posts: 7733)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 2:19 PM

The theme became apparent on my second phrase and I muddled my way through the rest.
As Lodi notes, this type of puzzle "theme" is getting too overdone lately. I did learn some new things so it was educational at least.
One clue/ puzzle sure was rhetorical! Perhaps the author will list all ten phrases afterward.

Allena  (Level: 268.8 - Posts: 1430)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 2:33 PM

Whether it is a theme or just a construction technique, it should run its course ... downstream.

Luvnmexsun  (Level: 147.4 - Posts: 711)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 3:48 PM

Thanks John! Keep writing more, but maybe a different kind?


Kathiebtv  (Level: 150.0 - Posts: 8)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 5:26 PM

My husband, Johnbtv, owes me dinner out after that word puzzle. It took me a few to figure out what he was getting at . . . and we've been married 25 years!!!

Madamec8  (Level: 85.9 - Posts: 897)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 6:00 PM

That were tough -- too much I didn't know for me to recognize the theme. Good information, though.

Collioure  (Level: 115.5 - Posts: 9952)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 6:06 PM

Tough but enjoyable nonetheless.

Thank you, John.

Guess I'd better hold my puzzle of this type until you folks cool off. I always enjoy them, esp Beth's colors.

Oldcougar  (Level: 229.6 - Posts: 1937)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 6:17 PM

Except for one which used up nearly half my moves, I rather enjoyed it. You know you've written a tricky one when even your wife doesn't get it, on the other hand, I don't understand my hubby's mind either Thanks John, for the mental workout

Digs  (Level: 116.6 - Posts: 812)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 6:55 PM

Excellent puzzle.
I "got" the theme on the first puzzle but 3 stupid errors on my part put me out of the top ten!

I love to sit for an hour working out a puzzle like this one.
REALLY enjoyed it, more please!

Bbear  (Level: 168.0 - Posts: 2291)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 7:12 PM

We really liked it. And we had a couple of 20-somethings that helped on one that we NEVER would have gotten. Super

Virtus  (Level: 171.1 - Posts: 2497)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 8:04 PM

First puzzle was a puzzle to me! Ah, but then the came on. Tough but informative.

Kaufman  (Level: 270.2 - Posts: 3942)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 9:26 PM

I missed the point entirely. Some puzzles had parts of words removed, some may have had whole words removed, and some seemed to be intact. And no real rhyme or reason to what was missing. Other than, obviously, my marbles.

I was also confused by the gramatically dubious title. Anyone want to explain in small slow words what was going on?

Oldcougar  (Level: 229.6 - Posts: 1937)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 10:08 PM

Ken, the word courage was missing from the puzzle, either just the word or part of a larger word. I had the word discourageable in my first puzzle, didn't even know that was a word, nor do many online or my home dictionary. Oh well, live & learn

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4285)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 10:15 PM

I think the title with "discourage" in it meant it was dis'ing the word "courage" from each phrase.
The first one I had had the word "discouragement" in it which threw me for a loop, because I thought "discourage"
was the missing word...until I figured out on the next puzzle it was "courage."

Kaufman  (Level: 270.2 - Posts: 3942)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 10:28 PM

My first puzzle was about the word undisable. Not that I've ever tried to throw together "undiscouragable". Then I got the Gordon Brown book that looked fine as was without "Courage". #3 was an album I'd never heard of that had "Disd" in the title. Looked like "grace" was absent. Then I hit a made up holiday that I'd never heard of. National En?ment Day??? Sounded like "joy"/

Finally, on 5, I got Captains Courageous, and I was basically done before I knew "courage" should ever be out.

Kaufman  (Level: 270.2 - Posts: 3942)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 10:29 PM

... I figured from the title that something to deal with Profile (?) was missing.

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4285)
Tue, 2nd Jun '09 10:40 PM

That's okay, Ken, when I saw the word "profile" I went immediately to Johnbtv's profile page, thinking the WP was about that.

Oldcougar  (Level: 229.6 - Posts: 1937)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 2:53 AM

Crumbs, I forgot the un part in my above post. Same word as yours, Ken.

Collioure  (Level: 115.5 - Posts: 9952)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 4:02 AM

I grew suspicious of the existence of "undiscourageable" and found it on Google after dictionaries fanned.

Johnbtv  (Level: 276.4 - Posts: 206)
Wed, 3rd Jun '09 12:56 PM

Greetings, everybody. Thank you for all of the comments on my first WP ever!

Was this exactly what a WP should be? Enjoyable for about half and frustrating for the other half? If so, then I am happy that it appears to have turned out that way.

I DO have a few more WPs in the works (I promise none have anything "missing" from them!).

One of the respondents above had asked if I would post the entire puzzle once it was completed. I will certainly do that once I hear back from the editor on whether or not that is allowed.

Thanks, again!


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