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Bbear  (Level: 159.3 - Posts: 2301)
Tue, 1st Sep '09 12:12 AM


We honestly think this was one of the best, most clever, most well written WPs ever. Most challenging but sometimes when they are just difficult to be difficult its a different thing.

Absolutely grand.


Digs  (Level: 116.6 - Posts: 812)
Tue, 1st Sep '09 12:41 AM

Ditto Bbear.

Really enjoyed it.

Salzypat  (Level: 154.4 - Posts: 5295)
Tue, 1st Sep '09 12:43 AM

This WP was quite delightful. Some good knowledge and fun too.

Ladyvol  (Level: 202.9 - Posts: 5435)
Tue, 1st Sep '09 12:57 AM

Being a nurse I had a lot of fun with this one...

Daveguth  (Level: 250.1 - Posts: 1636)
Tue, 1st Sep '09 2:02 AM

Yeah, I agree it was a good one, though painful as heck as I had THREE pink screens! Ouch! I'm the one in need of some sort of medicine.

Collioure  (Level: 102.3 - Posts: 9952)
Tue, 1st Sep '09 4:21 AM

Brilliant puzzle, Jim!

Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Tue, 1st Sep '09 4:46 AM

Best yet in your Platipuzzes, Jim! Fun!

Madamec8  (Level: 79.5 - Posts: 890)
Tue, 1st Sep '09 5:24 AM

EGGsellent puzzle! I don't even want to tell you why I got a pink screen . Besides, who could top Barry's last one.

Congrats Donna ... you ride again!

Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Tue, 1st Sep '09 5:47 AM

2 medical puzzles in 24 hours - cool - agree with the other folks - that was a terrific puzzle

Kaufman  (Level: 253.9 - Posts: 3936)
Tue, 1st Sep '09 6:05 AM

Fun information.

Papajensai  (Level: 189.7 - Posts: 1025)
Tue, 1st Sep '09 6:31 AM

Wait a minute...are you licensed to practice Sploofus medicine?

Good WP, thanks!

Garrybl  (Level: 275.9 - Posts: 6608)
Tue, 1st Sep '09 7:02 AM about starting the month feeling stupid.....great puzzle!

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 1st Sep '09 7:07 AM

And I hoped for another medical puzzle Good job.

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Tue, 1st Sep '09 7:36 AM

Liked that very much Jim....
As usual, we are on the same wavelength !!!!
Always get my best points on your puzzles

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Tue, 1st Sep '09 7:48 AM

Well done, Jim. And I only needed a short recuperation time.

Nelly  (Level: 169.5 - Posts: 1167)
Tue, 1st Sep '09 8:07 AM

Great puzzle, Jim, thank you. Definitely gave me a kick start first thing this morning! Really enjoyed it!

Alvandy  (Level: 225.6 - Posts: 7525)
Tue, 1st Sep '09 8:20 AM

Very innovative and provocative word puzzle concept.
I had two puzzles that dealt with gangrene. Yecccchhh.

Not easy but well written.

Allena  (Level: 253.6 - Posts: 1388)
Tue, 1st Sep '09 10:08 AM

FOR THOSE WHO ONLY RECEIVED 5 ... Many thanks for the kind words.

Herod the Great – needed a pressurized oxygen chamber for fournier gangrene of his body - 70

Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (Moliere) – would have lived much longer if he had just gone for a chest x ray -65

Grigori Rasputin – might have survived with immersion hypothermia or antiseptic lavage -67

Harry Houdini – needed just a standard laparoscopy and a few broad spectrum antibiotics -70

Tennessee Williams – would have lived if someone had just administered the heimlich maneuver – 70

Alexander the Great – may have died of west nile virus or avian flu which still has no cure – 69

George Washington – possibly had streptococcal throat infection curable with erythromycin -69

Winston Churchill – needed an immediate computed tomography scan and antiplatelet medicine -71

Jack Daniel (Whiskey) – gangrene in his safe kicking foot could have been cured with penicillin -73

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – if stricken with rheumatic fever use antibiotics and corticosteroids -69

Madamec8  (Level: 79.5 - Posts: 890)
Tue, 1st Sep '09 12:15 PM

Churchill also was manic-depressive, I couldn't figure out how he would die of that. Shoulda googled.

And I was SURE the word would be Asian flu for Alexander the Great. duh.

Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Tue, 1st Sep '09 12:28 PM

Always thought malaria got Alex the G. Typhoid has been mentioned but accounts of the symptoms don't seem to fit. He was in pretty bad shape - summer in Babylon, which was a swamp, after trekking back from India across desert and mountain with a great sucking wound in his chest, plus being overwhelmed with grief for Hephaestion, dead of a fever the previous fall, and probably deep into alcoholism.

maybe I just like the poetic irony of the tiny mosquito bringing down the demigod.

Parable, in there somewhere.

Virtus  (Level: 159.4 - Posts: 2448)
Tue, 1st Sep '09 6:25 PM

Since I did the puzzle after midnight my brain went to sleep and I forgot to write and tell you how great the puzzle was. Hope I'm not too later. I really enjoy puzzles where you learn stuff, too. Thanks also for including all 10
Good one, Jim. I hope there are more to come.

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