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Francesann  (Level: 55.5 - Posts: 124)
Wed, 2nd Sep '09 9:59 AM


I really enjoyed that one - thanks Barry

Allena  (Level: 253.8 - Posts: 1388)
Wed, 2nd Sep '09 12:56 PM

I would like to quote you. "This puzzle is nothing like what I thought it would be when I read the title." Probably that is good. I think I can understand why there were no hyper answers. But ... I was prepared. Thanks for a fine, straight puzzle.

Garrybl  (Level: 276.3 - Posts: 6611)
Wed, 2nd Sep '09 1:11 PM

There may be a new record here; one player took 16052 seconds to play this game....I reckon that is 4.5 hours (probably a computer glitch but still...)

Didb72  (Level: 206.4 - Posts: 243)
Wed, 2nd Sep '09 1:15 PM

Usually, I fear Barry's WP but this one was very good and I got the theme after the first phrase. Good stuff.

Daveguth  (Level: 250.4 - Posts: 1636)
Wed, 2nd Sep '09 1:18 PM

Enjoyed this one very much. One answer was completely foreign to me (even after I "solved" it), but survived that and had fun with the others.

Collioure  (Level: 102.7 - Posts: 9952)
Wed, 2nd Sep '09 5:01 PM

Nice puzzle. No drain on my brain.

From the land of duh - didn't bother to consider the theme until phrase 5 again.

Well, I had some good wine with my dinner of pasta with spicy homemade puttanesca sauce and a $1.60 ear of corn (I treated myself to two this week).

Thank you , Barry.

Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Wed, 2nd Sep '09 6:50 PM

That was great fun except for the one that beat my eyes shut.

Bbear  (Level: 159.3 - Posts: 2301)
Wed, 2nd Sep '09 6:57 PM

Took a while to get it but really enjoyed it none the less. Good one, Barry.

Virtus  (Level: 159.5 - Posts: 2448)
Wed, 2nd Sep '09 8:18 PM

Somebody took my record Good puzzle, Barry.

Bigbird  (Level: 236.3 - Posts: 3300)
Wed, 2nd Sep '09 8:36 PM

This was rather straightforward for you, Barry. Not used to that! What have you done with the real Barry?

Lucimoore  (Level: 181.3 - Posts: 1680)
Wed, 2nd Sep '09 8:51 PM

Nice work Barry.

Garrybl  (Level: 276.3 - Posts: 6611)
Wed, 2nd Sep '09 9:52 PM

I'd just like to point out that (on average) one quiz in three I do is straight, one a mystery theme and one cryptic/comic.
You can guess what the next two will be.....

Kaufman  (Level: 254.2 - Posts: 3936)
Wed, 2nd Sep '09 10:54 PM

I was a wee bit puzzled by the inclusion of Stockton as a "big city" ... Olympia is at least a capital, but what's Stockton known for, besides UOP upsetting Kansas a few years ago?

Anyway, I crashed and burned on Judy Chicago. Somehow I figured that her feminist magnum opus would be called "The Donner Party". Eat the men, baby, eat the men!

Collioure  (Level: 102.7 - Posts: 9952)
Thu, 3rd Sep '09 1:02 AM

You're on the right track, Ken, but Olympia is not a big city. Stockton is.

Now I have an excuse for not getting the theme earlier. I had Olympia, blew 4 moves on a two letter word and still came in a distant second to Dave.

Daveguth  (Level: 250.4 - Posts: 1636)
Thu, 3rd Sep '09 1:29 AM

As a resident of Olympia, I'm not sure I'm disappointed or happy I didn't get that particular puzzle. It might have been fun, but, then again, I sure don't think of Olympia as a "big city." Population is a little short of 45,000. And for that matter, you can count the number of nice ("special occasion") restaurants on one hand.

The one I struggled with was about somebody with the nickname "New York." I never heard of her, so I looked her up on Wikipedia. I've already forgotten who she was.

Collioure  (Level: 102.7 - Posts: 9952)
Thu, 3rd Sep '09 4:57 AM

I collared her with Tiffany nicknamed and new.

Not sure how Barry would know about her.

I sure didn't. I was thinking Hillary.

Garrybl  (Level: 276.3 - Posts: 6611)
Thu, 3rd Sep '09 7:24 AM

You dont have me peggeed as reality show maven?
Well I suppose Next Top Model would be more my thing but Tila Tequila is great and as for Public Enemy's music ...need I say more?
Actually I was distracted to watch MTV by the show title I love New York; hinc illae lacrimae.

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