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Bbear  (Level: 166.9 - Posts: 2297)
Fri, 10th Jul '09 10:57 PM


Like the lists. Good ones; nothing too obscure but still challenging. Thanks!

Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Sat, 11th Jul '09 2:22 AM

Nothing too obscure ? !!!!! You must be a US ian. I always appreciate the effort that goes into creating WP's, but i just wanted this one finished, i didn't know i could "type" that fast.

Garrybl  (Level: 291.5 - Posts: 6769)
Sat, 11th Jul '09 3:00 AM

sploofanini please bear in mind how badly I did on this puzzle which will explain the criticism to follow.

I genuine hated this WP more than any I've ever done in the past.
Everyone who complained about cricket and UK sitcoms shoud feel revenged. Truly the most obscure words for a non USer in any puzzle I've done.
Words can't express how much I loathed it -- nothing personal but since its an editor who wrote it your shoulders should be broad by now.
Lists are inherently not my thing...but for me this one set a new low.

Lamizell  (Level: 108.2 - Posts: 441)
Sat, 11th Jul '09 4:04 AM

That might have been the (bad) luck of the draw. At least two of my puzzles included European sites and another was dominated by Asian names. I could claim the same prejudice against East Coast sites -- this side of the Mississippi was virtually ignored -- but I wouldn't consider my set of puzzles overwhelmingly U.S.-centric.

Just tough.

Didb72  (Level: 220.4 - Posts: 243)
Sat, 11th Jul '09 6:17 AM

I did not have a clue about this WP. I just wanted to finish it ASAP.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Sat, 11th Jul '09 7:41 AM

I am surprised at the critique. My 5 were world wide, and I thought the writer did a great job with that goal.

I did dreadfully, but I thought it was earth fair.

Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Sat, 11th Jul '09 8:00 AM

Having been bitten by the WP bug by doing Suzer's yesterday I decided to give this one a try. Plunked in more letters than I usually do and whipped through it quickly as have got a hectic day ahead, but didn't find the same problems. Two of mine were specific to the US but the others were definitely not and one was distinctly European. Guess it's the old luck of the draw thing.

Kaufman  (Level: 267.7 - Posts: 3941)
Sat, 11th Jul '09 8:22 AM

Luck of the draw. My two US-only puzzles were all over the map (all the national parks were western), and Barry, I'd take one of your other US ones off your hands in exchange for my London puzzle. Not that there was anything wrong with it, but it was my first puzzle and I guessed that there was a "Queen Regents Park" rather than a Green Park and a Regents Park. oops.

Sploofus Editor
Sploofloops (Editor)  
Sat, 11th Jul '09 8:46 AM

This was an attempt to bring back the old "Fours" puzzles that were prevalent at one time. Thanks to those who enjoyed it and will certainly consider the criticism when constructing future puzzles. As to the "luck of the draw" referred to, that certainly must have been the case as 3 puzzles were specifically US based 3 were international and the others were mixed. My apologies to Garrybl for his unlucky draws - quite unfortunate he did not get the London puzzle as I am certain he could have solved that with very few letters, although that ideally would not have been the best first puzzle to draw.

Francesann  (Level: 55.5 - Posts: 124)
Sat, 11th Jul '09 1:12 PM

I had never heard of most of the places, apart from being lucky enough to get London (where I was born). However, I stuck at it, had to google obviously and ended up doing really well. So thankyou Mr Editor I was quite satisfied.

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