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Collioure  (Level: 115.4 - Posts: 9952)
Thu, 3rd Dec '09 5:52 PM


Very clever, very challenging and sometimes just plain hard

Thank you, Barry - excellent research

PS I'm sure Beth just loved it.

Bbear  (Level: 168.0 - Posts: 2291)
Thu, 3rd Dec '09 7:00 PM

Yea. Loved. It.

Actually, very interesting Barry. Just have absolutely no idea what the title means; seems to have no connection with a single one of the phrases. But the phrases were interesting and the clues were spot on.

Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12008)
Thu, 3rd Dec '09 7:09 PM

Dug it the most.

Digs  (Level: 116.6 - Posts: 812)
Thu, 3rd Dec '09 7:12 PM

Excellent puzzle, Barry. Didn't get the theme until puzzle #3 but I really enjoyed it.
Very clever. Thanks

Daveguth  (Level: 269.5 - Posts: 1636)
Thu, 3rd Dec '09 7:13 PM

Very clever, and, there is definitely a connection that runs through each puzzle. Though I was scratching my head after the first one, I was lucky enough to catch on during my second puzzle. That said, I'm don't think the theme was necessary for solving each puzzle.

Lamizell  (Level: 108.2 - Posts: 441)
Thu, 3rd Dec '09 8:12 PM

Bbear, all the puzzles included a word that related to "ground." Mine, for example, were "bank," "hill," "(edg)ware," "tomb(stone," and "(Vic)tor." But, as Dave said, knowing the theme obviously wasn't necessary to solving the puzzles, and wasn't even much of a help in solving them.

An interesting bunch of puzzles, though, and the theme resulted in nicely varied subjects.

Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12008)
Thu, 3rd Dec '09 8:49 PM

No, all the phrases had to do with a London Underground stop - Victoria, Paddington.

Garrybl  (Level: 294.3 - Posts: 6810)
Thu, 3rd Dec '09 9:23 PM

smoke is right (of course!)

Bank and Monument are two of the less obvious underground station in Central London subway systems.

The other ones are probably more obviously names of stations.

Well done all -- this was not designed to be a particularly obscure puzzle and I hope one did not need to crack the theme to have fun with the phrases.


Virtus  (Level: 171.1 - Posts: 2497)
Thu, 3rd Dec '09 10:13 PM

Of all your puzzles, this was my favorite Anne

Dona  (Level: 215.9 - Posts: 14)
Fri, 4th Dec '09 11:56 AM

Would love to see all 10 of the answers. Just wondering if you included any of the other Districts or London boroughs.

Garrybl  (Level: 294.3 - Posts: 6810)
Fri, 4th Dec '09 12:17 PM

Here they are!

Steelers Wheel Alum
Baker Street is both a Gerry Rafferty song and Sherlock Holmes address

Waterloo Sunset was written and produced and sung by Ray Davies

Bond…Michael Bond
Paddington Bear comes from darkest Peru and loves marmalade

Man or woman
In Victor Victoria Julie Andrews plays a female impersonator in drag

Sir Christopher RIP
Wrens tombstone says If you want a monument look around you

All for tuppence
Fidelity Fiduciary Bank is a song from Mary Poppins

Chesterton’s influence
The Napoleon of Notting Hill affected Michael Collins and George Orwell

Artful Agatha
Ruth Draper gave Christie the idea for her book Lord Edgware Dies

Slightly ‘Batt’y
The Wombles of Wimbledon Common spawned many hit pop songs

Long Way to Tipperary
Goodbye Piccadilly Farewell Leicester square comes from a WWI hit song

Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12008)
Fri, 4th Dec '09 12:34 PM

I had a VERY lucky draw.

And it's SteAlers Wheel, mate.

Mickeym  (Level: 88.2 - Posts: 1803)
Fri, 4th Dec '09 5:26 PM

Ok, Barry, great challenge and fun, but now how do I get "It's a long way from Tipperary" out of my head?

Lamizell  (Level: 108.2 - Posts: 441)
Fri, 4th Dec '09 7:11 PM

Ha! I'm so amused that I missed the theme, but made sense of what I had. I was always misinterpreting parables in Sunday School, too.

Of course, except for Victoria, I didn't get the ultra-familiar ones: Waterloo, Paddington, Piccadilly/Leicester. I'm still trying to picture Monument on the Underground map in my head.

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Fri, 4th Dec '09 8:21 PM

I wish you had done this puzzle later. I'll be in London in Feb for a few days. Surely I would have done better after the trip.

Alvandy  (Level: 242.1 - Posts: 7727)
Fri, 4th Dec '09 9:04 PM

I never caught on the theme either. But I've never been to London either. I guess I scored well enough because the phrases/ clues were well written. Kudos to Barry [again].

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