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Garrybl  (Level: 291.8 - Posts: 6770)
Sun, 16th Aug '09 11:35 AM


intriguing, informative and very deep.
Took me a while to understand what was going on.

Marynuala  (Level: 140.2 - Posts: 996)
Sun, 16th Aug '09 12:05 PM

A very intelligent, unusual, and interesting WP!

Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Sun, 16th Aug '09 1:03 PM

Great WP, excellent.

Tuzilla  (Level: 144.8 - Posts: 3839)
Sun, 16th Aug '09 1:36 PM

Very timely.

Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Sun, 16th Aug '09 3:29 PM

Wow that was tough - one puzzle in particular made me waste a bunch of letters. Then when I got done I got the message that the site had gone down for a few minutes. Fortunately when it came back up my score had registered. Not sure I had the "time" to redo it.
Agree with Barry's comments - it was a superb puzzle.

Digs  (Level: 116.6 - Posts: 812)
Sun, 16th Aug '09 3:59 PM

TIME well spent!!

Excellent puzzle.

Collioure  (Level: 113.7 - Posts: 9952)
Sun, 16th Aug '09 5:48 PM

Another super puzzle, John.


Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Sun, 16th Aug '09 6:25 PM

Really great, John. Way too difficult for me, but very interesting - learned a lot too.

Salzypat  (Level: 161.6 - Posts: 5414)
Sun, 16th Aug '09 7:43 PM

Great puzzle. It's not very often that one phrase in a puzzle is right up my alley, but I had one in this puzzle. Interesting informatoin, too.

Bbear  (Level: 167.3 - Posts: 2297)
Sun, 16th Aug '09 8:00 PM

We had a good TIME doing this one, but am not too sure how some of these had to do with TIME at all. Perhaps should have been called NUMBERS or some such instead......?

Lodi  (Level: 106.0 - Posts: 2144)
Sun, 16th Aug '09 8:09 PM

Enjoyed it a lot.

Johnbtv  (Level: 274.4 - Posts: 202)
Sun, 16th Aug '09 9:07 PM

Thanks for all the great responses. They are appreciated and give me incentive to write more puzzles!

Below are all ten of the puzzles with the "time" word explained. Each puzzle had a SINGLE word in its solution that, in a different context, is a unit of time. Hope that answers the question!


The Whole Thing:

Title: 'JOHNBTV's Time Alternatives'

Phrase 1: david bowie wrote a song that he might have called quinquennium
Clue 1: Latin Etymology
QUINQUENNIUM - A period of five years

Phrase 2: north american readers often were printed using century schoolbook font
Clue 2: Morris Fuller Benton
CENTURY - A period of 100 years

Phrase 3: a northern ireland political magazine published monthly is called fortnight
Clue 3: How Long IS That?
FORTNIGHT - A period of fourteen days

Phrase 4: the midway point on a baseball diamond is located at second base
Clue 4: One Of Four Points
SECOND - Yes, there are 60 in a minute!

Phrase 5: the product minute rice was invented by chemist frederick j miller
Clue 5: Some Imitation!
MINUTE - A period of 60 seconds!

Phrase 6: the day utility car was built from nineteen eleven until nineteen fourteen
Clue 6: Detroit Product
DAY - A period of approximately 24 hours (on Earth, that is!)

Phrase 7: the name of a two thousand three tenth anniversary beanie baby was decade
Clue 7: Ty Warner Item
DECADE - A period of ten years

Phrase 8: the extrasolar planet tau bootis b was dubbed the millennium planet
Clue 8: About 50 Light-Years Away
MILLENNIUM - A period of 1,000 years

Phrase 9: al gore is chairman of london based generation investment management
Clue 9: Launch Announced In 2004
GENERATION - A period variably defined as lasting from 25-33 years

Phrase 10: an urban area section with its own character may be called a quarter
Clue 10: Four In Old Jerusalem
QUARTER - A period of three months

Virtus  (Level: 169.8 - Posts: 2489)
Sun, 16th Aug '09 10:20 PM

Fun and educational John, I really enjoyed it.

Koota  (Level: 187.3 - Posts: 2114)
Sun, 16th Aug '09 11:07 PM

Wow, I missed this one, but what a puzzle! I'm glad I missed the Tau Bootis B puzzle though. I would have been scratching my head for sure!

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