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Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sun, 7th Jun '09 10:55 PM


Was that your first! Good job!

Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Sun, 7th Jun '09 11:05 PM

Fun puzzle, Collioure! Challenging, thoughtful and entertaining. Good job!

Garrybl  (Level: 279.5 - Posts: 6639)
Sun, 7th Jun '09 11:06 PM

I think we'd seen an earlier word play puzzle before?
This was as expected honest and forthright and far from easy --as the scores suggest.
Very enjoyable.


Toddhoff  (Level: 52.2 - Posts: 37)
Sun, 7th Jun '09 11:20 PM

Very Enjoyable!

Monkeynips13  (Level: 21.5 - Posts: 647)
Sun, 7th Jun '09 11:26 PM

Truly well written, worldly, and intriguing. Well done!

Virtus  (Level: 161.6 - Posts: 2457)
Sun, 7th Jun '09 11:41 PM

Well now I think I know where you got your name I always enjoy learning more about the interesting family here on the island.


Lodi  (Level: 98.6 - Posts: 2144)
Mon, 8th Jun '09 12:04 AM

I think I recognized some sploofusers in your puzzle.

Bbear  (Level: 161.0 - Posts: 2301)
Mon, 8th Jun '09 12:37 AM

Seriously difficult one. Liked it a lot

Hubbie has a giggle about one of them "been there done that". Too funny

Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Mon, 8th Jun '09 2:28 AM

Splendid job, well done old chap.

Salzypat  (Level: 156.1 - Posts: 5313)
Mon, 8th Jun '09 2:34 AM

A puzzle that gives us a greater understanding of who you are. I've never been in the exact situation of your "Ack: Never again!" but I'm been in a somewhat similar circumstance. I understand your "Never again" feelings.

Good job on the puzzle.

Mplaw51  (Level: 179.5 - Posts: 1582)
Mon, 8th Jun '09 6:05 AM

Good job, Andy! Fun puzzle, enjoyed it!

Didb72  (Level: 209.6 - Posts: 243)
Mon, 8th Jun '09 6:34 AM

I hope I will have time for taking it during my lunch break. If it is what I think it is , it must be good. Cheers

Collioure  (Level: 104.7 - Posts: 9952)
Mon, 8th Jun '09 7:18 AM

Thank you for your kind remarks. Such a puzzle should be an easy task, but I wasn't finished until I confirmed my early memory (age 1 1/2 or 2, perhaps) with my older brother.

Many thanks to Sploofusgenie's excellent editing - detecting a dreadful 14-letter! word and then inserting key articles and eliminating an awkward possessive so that the phrases flowed better.

And, yes, my handle Collioure - this perfectly charming little Mediterranean port on the gorgeous Vermilion Coast at the foot of an amphitheater of stone-terraced vineyards that rise up to an ancient signal tower at 1000 feet, where the Impressionists painted. Reproductions are posted all over town right where they were painted. Indeed here Matisse and Derain founded their short-lived Fauvist movement (featuring strong, often almost psychedelic coloring). Love at first sight on a fantastic day in 1993. Nine years later I bought a house nearby and brought everything.

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Mon, 8th Jun '09 7:43 AM

Don't know what it says, but how beautiful! Good for you!

Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Mon, 8th Jun '09 7:45 AM

Well done. Thanks!

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Mon, 8th Jun '09 8:41 AM

NIcely done. Beautiful photo, as well.

Papajensai  (Level: 192.9 - Posts: 1025)
Mon, 8th Jun '09 10:41 AM

Rats! Every time I miss taking a WP it always sounds like a really good one! I hope you'll post your clues and puzzles for those who slept through it, Andy.

Bleepy  (Level: 140.2 - Posts: 620)
Mon, 8th Jun '09 12:05 PM

Loved it, too!!!

Leaston  (Level: 42.6 - Posts: 839)
Mon, 8th Jun '09 12:31 PM

I really enjoyed it....

Asor  (Level: 155.7 - Posts: 589)
Mon, 8th Jun '09 12:32 PM

Sure would have liked to have seen more than the first question. Sounds like a great puzzle. These Sploofus techno glitches are really beginning to spoil the experience for me. Very frustrating!

Digs  (Level: 116.6 - Posts: 812)
Mon, 8th Jun '09 1:12 PM

Really enjoyed your puzzle Collioure...........just got stuck on the word "dais" !!

Would love to see all ten.
Good job. Thanks.

Luvnmexsun  (Level: 147.4 - Posts: 711)
Mon, 8th Jun '09 2:03 PM

Sorry I missed it...hope you post it.

Asor: When you get glitched out of a puzzle, write a support ticket. I've had a reset from the editors in a matter of minutes!

Looking forward to more of your wps Andy!


Collioure  (Level: 104.7 - Posts: 9952)
Mon, 8th Jun '09 2:55 PM

Here they are

dining with fiancée under stars overlooking Amalfi coast in Ravello Italy ("perfect moment")

extremists demagogues dictators dishonesty and irresponsible people ("Dislike")

the climate sea mountains people cuisine and wines of southwest France ("Like")

Greece including Athens and a cruise to Crete and the Aegean Isles ("Place I'd Like to Visit")

buy a larger house and share rest with children grandchildren and wife ("Win $1,000,000")

office boy at fathers investment brokerage for twenty five dollars per week ("First Job")

reportedly I tripped arriving at the dais for my first marriage ceremony ("Embarrassing Moment")

accept a job that includes supervising the mistress of my boss ("Ack! Never Again!")

our bungalow at Cocoa Beach Florida now Cape Kennedy during World War II ("Early Memory")

burying a second wonderful wife and love before her time ("Fear")

Thank you again for your kind remarks.

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