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Allena  (Level: 268.8 - Posts: 1428)
Mon, 15th Jun '09 8:57 AM


Once again, one puzzle took more than half my guesses. I think there is little proportionate difficulty. However, the topic is great. Wonderful memories. I suspect our young folk will be scratching their heads.

Marynuala  (Level: 141.3 - Posts: 996)
Mon, 15th Jun '09 9:08 AM

Very enjoyable WP. (I was doing fine, then made two silly mistakes that really cost pointswise). Rats!

1mks  (Level: 221.2 - Posts: 5932)
Mon, 15th Jun '09 9:36 AM

Some nice memories there. This is one time that it paid off to be a "senior"!

Garrybl  (Level: 294.3 - Posts: 6810)
Mon, 15th Jun '09 11:43 AM

Nice mix of hard and easy. I got one that slowed me down -- the last of course when visions of sugarplums were dancing in my head.....

Gypsylady  (Level: 149.5 - Posts: 6108)
Mon, 15th Jun '09 11:48 AM

Enjoyed the Wordpuzzle! Thanks!


Monkeynips13  (Level: 21.5 - Posts: 647)
Mon, 15th Jun '09 11:54 AM

I was doing really well until my last puzzle. Drat! A good mix of easy and challenging phrases. Great fun!

Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Mon, 15th Jun '09 1:59 PM

Enjoyable, but it could have been so much more. I could write this at least five times a week. Try to think outside of the US....PLEASE.

Chender  (Level: 205.1 - Posts: 160)
Mon, 15th Jun '09 3:00 PM

VERY American!

Foogs  (Level: 282.5 - Posts: 847)
Mon, 15th Jun '09 3:33 PM

Agreed, there could have been more variety.

I can't believe 9 has me temporarily in third. I got
in a hurry and mis-typed on my last puzzle. Otherwise
a 6. Should'as and could'as!

Suzer22  (Level: 166.3 - Posts: 1983)
Mon, 15th Jun '09 5:22 PM

Watch out - I am currently in 2nd place ahead of Gary and Barry and Smoke - don't want to get too religious here but this could be the seventh sign of the Apocalypse!

Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12008)
Mon, 15th Jun '09 6:10 PM

I will learn to count the spaces. I will learn to count the spaces. I will learn to count the spaces.
I will learn to count the spaces. I will learn to count the spaces. I will learn to count the spaces.
I will learn to count the spaces. I will learn to count the spaces. I will learn to count the spaces.

Foogs  (Level: 282.5 - Posts: 847)
Mon, 15th Jun '09 6:11 PM


Kaufman  (Level: 270.1 - Posts: 3942)
Mon, 15th Jun '09 6:15 PM

If only they were all old ...

Asor  (Level: 162.7 - Posts: 595)
Mon, 15th Jun '09 6:23 PM

I will learn not to press “enter” when I mean to press the space bar. I will learn not to press “enter” when I mean to press the space bar. I will learn not to press “enter” when I mean to press the space bar. I will learn not to press “enter” when I mean to press the space bar.

It’s not as if I do that the other 14 hours a day I’m on the computer. No idea why I’ve suddenly developed this awful, score-multiplying habit!

Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12008)
Mon, 15th Jun '09 6:27 PM

I've pressed enter when I meant backspace, too.

Bbear  (Level: 168.0 - Posts: 2291)
Mon, 15th Jun '09 7:34 PM

31st with 17? I thought we had done well. Enjoyed it!

BTW, don't hit the back button by accident; it completely kicks you out of the WP. Ouch!

Oldcougar  (Level: 229.6 - Posts: 1937)
Mon, 15th Jun '09 8:24 PM

I'm with Ken, my first puzzle had the clue Survivor & as that show is still on the air I thought it meant something to do with surviving. Got that sorted out & then got Laugh In, which was easy to figure out but how did that setter spell it, very interesting but stupid, that's the saying not the setter. Last three with 1 letter amongst them. Enjoyed the memories but could have survived without the first one being my first one

Daveguth  (Level: 269.5 - Posts: 1636)
Mon, 15th Jun '09 10:07 PM

No complaints about the puzzle--it was fun--but I sure had a weird game. On each of my five puzzles, the catchphrase instantly came to me. (Yes, this is the kind of junk that's stuck in my brain.) So, you'd think I'd be up at the leaders. Nope, finished 32nd. Took 17 moves because I struggled with filling in the words AROUND the catchphrases on four of them. My hats off to you folks (31 of you, I guess) that are more talented than me at putting together the WHOLE answer.

Changed my mind--one small quibble. Wasn't the phrase "Book 'em, Danno," not "Book him, Danno"? It took some extra time to solve it, but that's the one I got with no letters because it was just the catchphrase. So I can't use that as an excuse.

Foogs  (Level: 282.5 - Posts: 847)
Mon, 15th Jun '09 10:29 PM

Similar issues, Dave. Book 'em Danno was my first puzzle.
It had me confused because the second word had three
letters. Next two puzzles were the catch phrase, then I got
The Flintstones. Used the letter y just to make sure of yelled.
So I have 5 going into the last puzzle. Kojak. Remembering
my first puzzle, I type: "Who loves you baby." D'oh!

Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

Leaston  (Level: 42.6 - Posts: 838)
Mon, 15th Jun '09 10:30 PM

I liked it very much! The last 3 puzzle's I didn't have to use any letters...I knew it by the clue! It still took me 50 moves lol!

Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12008)
Mon, 15th Jun '09 10:31 PM

And that's the one I didn't count, just read the clue and plugged in book em danno without seeing the 2 was a 3.

Cost me the 5. ARGH!

Lamizell  (Level: 108.2 - Posts: 441)
Tue, 16th Jun '09 3:37 AM

I did the same thing, Smoke, although I was never going to get a 5 because...

...the inequality of these puzzles really annoyed me. I'm assuming the people who scored in single digits had all simple phrasing -- i.e., just the catch phrase -- and not the long versions. And getting "Good night, John Boy" just isn't the same as "Jeff Probst often intoned 'The tribe has spoken.'" And, by the way, not only is *Survivor* not an old show (my others were from the sixties and seventies), but because it's still on the air, it should be written in the present tense, too. That "intoned" added insult to injury.

Bigdavy  (Level: 142.1 - Posts: 537)
Tue, 16th Jun '09 8:30 AM

I agree with Lamizell, I was annoyed by the inconsistency where some answers were just the catchphrase and others included the person who said the phrase. I also got burned by the intones/intoned verb tense.... Arggh.

Asor  (Level: 162.7 - Posts: 595)
Tue, 16th Jun '09 10:57 AM

I had no idea people got different versions of the puzzle. I always assumed everyone had the same five screens. It seems really strange, then, that we're even comparing scores. We all know that some puzzles we get instantly and others make us tear our hair out. I definitely did NOT get anything related to the Flintstones or Kojak. But I did get the verrrry strangely spelled Laugh-in clue (Stoopid? Please, we all know it's Shtupid!) and the even odder "Book him, Danno."

Still enjoyed the puzzle, but I fear my WP innocence has been lost forever!

Daveguth  (Level: 269.5 - Posts: 1636)
Tue, 16th Jun '09 11:51 AM

Great points here by Lamizell and Asor. Word Puzzle authors, PLEASE make an effort to have your 10 puzzles be the same level of difficulty. Throwing an "easy" one in there may seem nice, but remember than only half of the WP takers will get it. Same goes for hard ones--only half will struggle with that one particularly tricky puzzle you decided to toss in to the mix. All 10 should be easy, all 10 should be tricky, or ideally all 10 should be somewhere in between.

Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12008)
Tue, 16th Jun '09 12:20 PM

I had two that were only the phrase, beam me up scotty (never spoken or used on the show but easy to figure out) and the normally spelled Laugh-in sock it to me (which made me hear the voice of Dick Nixon) then I hit Get Smart. Sorry about that chief was easy to spot, but I spent most of my many seconds trying to fit "and" followed by another phrase, before I finally thought the 2/3 spacers at the end might be "by Max" and it fell into place. Once I knew there was verbiage in some of them Fred Flintstone didn't trip me up. Then came Danno at the end to thwart me.

Fun, though.

Garrybl  (Level: 294.3 - Posts: 6810)
Tue, 16th Jun '09 12:43 PM

Ad me in to the carpers -- I liked the puzzle and I'm actually happy that the puzzle did nOT consist of just the quotes. But it would have indeed been fairer to have a little tickler on each phrase and not just some.

Still I liked the idea. And i dont want to criticize the author unduly --we all know how tough it is to werite these.


Lamizell  (Level: 108.2 - Posts: 441)
Tue, 16th Jun '09 3:12 PM

True, that. And I get annoyed only at the puzzles I've been looking forward to or really want to like.

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