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Flcyclist  (Level: 132.4 - Posts: 691)
Sat, 27th Jun '09 2:40 PM


these word puzzles don't seem to make any sense anymore. Maybe I've just lost my touch, I don't know! I just don't understand them!

Collioure  (Level: 115.2 - Posts: 9952)
Sat, 27th Jun '09 3:54 PM

Some are erudite.

The Sploofus aces are quite brilliant. I walk behind them.

Garrybl  (Level: 294.1 - Posts: 6803)
Sat, 27th Jun '09 3:57 PM

You raise a valid point, but different people prefer different styles.
Two days ago we had the planet Jupiter; by contrast Ken's I/U vowel change was pure wordplay.
In between we had some that require knowledge but also word skills.
I love the mixture --and though I complain unnecessarily when someone hands me a lemon I still think WP is the best reason for joining sploofus --the ability to write them as well as solve them.


Koota  (Level: 189.1 - Posts: 2120)
Sat, 27th Jun '09 4:18 PM

I'm not crazy about the WPs that leave out entire words because I think that newbies will be wondering what on Earth is going on since they're not "in the know". That, and I end up typing the missing words anyway cuz I type what my brain is thinking and I get the dreaded 3 move penalty.

I don't mind the ones that make me think, although I always do poorly on punny ones. I'm not so great at puns.

Jupiter was great because while the puzzles were pretty straightforward, those with trivial knowledge had a leg up on the rest of Sploofusdom. This *is* a trivia website, so I particularly enjoy those puzzles.

We do have some really brilliant brains here on Sploofus, and I love to see what they come up with.

Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Sat, 27th Jun '09 4:28 PM

I must admit that a couple lately have been really tough - but by the same token they were so creative that I really admire their authors.
I was actually thinking just the opposite i.e. how incredible the WPs have been lately - Platinum writers and also the editor puzzles. Also I always used to wait at least an hour after a puzzle started for fear of a spelling error. I can't remember the last time a puzzle had an error so kudos to the writers (or perhaps editors) who are making sure there are no problems in that regard.
I agree with Barry the WPs may be my favorite aspect of all with Sploofus - although I am seriously considering taking July off- more due to work responsibilities than anything else.

Bobolicios  (Level: 119.6 - Posts: 1745)
Sat, 27th Jun '09 4:49 PM

I truly admire those that write them and are good at solving them. I have taken a few, not my strong suit. I do agree that some of them are to arbitrary and out in left field. That is certainly not why I enjoy sploofus. Have a point to them when you write them and don't make them so effusive that people give up on solving them.

Leaston  (Level: 42.6 - Posts: 838)
Sat, 27th Jun '09 4:59 PM

They have been harder..I like them ..I'm just not that good at them! I think they all do a great job at them.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Sat, 27th Jun '09 6:23 PM

They definitely have little resemblance to Wheel of Fortune. I definitely have ended up lately finishing so poorly, but shaking my head in amazement that you guys are so brilliant.

Salzypat  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 5425)
Sat, 27th Jun '09 6:44 PM

Just like today's puzzle - it was very clever. More clever than I was smart! But still, I enjoyed it, and as someone pointed out, I admire the cleverness of the authors.

I like some better than others, just as the rest of you do, but my guess is we don't all like the same ones.

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