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Lynnm  (Level: 238.1 - Posts: 2052)
Sun, 15th Nov '09 11:08 AM


I love this kind of WP that makes me think about the theme, the trivia tidbits AND letter choices. I'm sure this type of WP is what will prevent me having Alzheimer's in the future.

Thanks Barry!

Zeedee  (Level: 235.6 - Posts: 1088)
Sun, 15th Nov '09 11:33 AM

This is a good example of the kind of puzzle for which it can make all the difference in the world which phrase you happen to get first. I didn't "get it" until my third phrase -- and then, for the fourth phrase didn't need to guess any letters at all.

Lamizell  (Level: 108.2 - Posts: 441)
Sun, 15th Nov '09 5:18 PM

I love the concept and the challenge of each puzzle, but I thought the actual language of the puzzles wasn't very intuitive, and I was held up having to guess a lot of extra letters by an unnecessary plural. No way would I have gotten any of mine without letters no matter in what order they arrived -- that's impressive work, Zeedee.

Collioure  (Level: 115.2 - Posts: 9952)
Sun, 15th Nov '09 5:48 PM

Brilliant puzzle, Barry. Thanks for the effort. Given one of my phrases about a rather obscure subject, I'm sure it was not easy to create 10 of these.

I will echo Zeedee's remarks about luck of the draw in sequencing. The obscure subject I got fourth would have been impossible without understanding the clues.

And I still don't understand my first clue.

Mickeym  (Level: 88.2 - Posts: 1803)
Sun, 15th Nov '09 9:07 PM

Well, it's over now, so can someone put me out of my misery? The most embarrassing thing is that I'm Jewish and have a bit of Yiddish, but hey, you can go blank in ANY language! I got one word possible but it makes no sense for the rest of the answers, oy vey es mir!

Bbear  (Level: 168.0 - Posts: 2291)
Sun, 15th Nov '09 10:08 PM

Nary an idea about the four letter word, even after completing the puzzle. Help!

Garrybl  (Level: 294.1 - Posts: 6803)
Sun, 15th Nov '09 10:26 PM

Here are all the clues: If you want more info pm me.
Mystery four-letter word

One of the rivers of hell

First name of the poet known as the father of singing poetry

Widow of one head of state and wife of another

Written in blood over the body in the first holmes story

His portrait sold for record sums

Inventor of a chocolate cake with apricot jam and cream

Ali was a doctor and captain of the proteas

A cutlass used in the rainforest and to cut sugarcane

Proud pleasure or joy in Yiddish often of family achievement

Resort Home of Charlemagne and site of many churches and a cathedral

Mickeym  (Level: 88.2 - Posts: 1803)
Mon, 16th Nov '09 5:55 AM

Thanks. I actually had it, but saw one of the letters in a clue wrong, and got hung up on it. Sorry if I came close to a taboo.

Collioure  (Level: 115.2 - Posts: 9952)
Mon, 16th Nov '09 5:35 PM

Yeah, I misread M*l (same problem in V*l). Could be distinguishable with a font that shows small L differently from capital I.

Garrybl  (Level: 294.1 - Posts: 6803)
Mon, 16th Nov '09 6:13 PM

Good point. I'l try to remember to put the clues in capitals in future; no control over the font it appears in, of course....

Collioure  (Level: 115.2 - Posts: 9952)
Mon, 16th Nov '09 6:52 PM

Barry, I think that's our problem, not yours.

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