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digs
Digs  (Level: 116.6 - Posts: 812)
Sat, 23rd Jan '10 4:47 PM

FITS TO A T WP

I love this series, and if B&H are good to us we will have another 19 to do

Thanks.

slicko
Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Sat, 23rd Jan '10 5:03 PM

Agree - these have all been great. Really enjoyed today's. A couple I got with none or one letter, then one had me going on a completely opposite tangent based on the clue. Laughed at myself once solved

luvnmexsun
Luvnmexsun  (Level: 147.4 - Posts: 711)
Sat, 23rd Jan '10 5:46 PM

I so enjoyed this puzzle! Breezed through 4 and got sooooooooooooooo excited thinking I'd beat Slicko...then a brick wall. Took more letters on that one than all the others!

Oh well...sometimes chicken, sometimes feathers!

Thanks for the puzzle...!

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.9 - Posts: 9952)
Sat, 23rd Jan '10 6:48 PM

More excellent choices. Especially liked the Elizabethan phrase. Thank you.

One unwelcome red screen for the wrong choice of a conjunction after two letters, but that happens sometimes when you go for it.

asor
Asor  (Level: 156.0 - Posts: 589)
Sat, 23rd Jan '10 8:19 PM

I, too, was nabbed by that unexpected "but"!

Fun puzzle. Thanks!

slicko
Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Sat, 23rd Jan '10 9:53 PM

Now that the puzzle is over here's where I got stumped - on the Tolkien one, I guessed an "e" first. That gave me
_ _ _ _ _e _e e_ _ _ So of course I am trying to think of a Tolkien character "de something or other" - guessed the "o" so thought of every possible de esto, de ento, de ecko - spent more time on this than the others combined.
Didn't know about Tolkien's Elmo, but read about him after the puzzle - in retrospect a very cool clue which turned a simple puzzle into a real mindbender - kudos again to the dynamic duo.

virtus
Virtus  (Level: 162.2 - Posts: 2460)
Sat, 23rd Jan '10 10:18 PM

Loved it as usual. Particularly liked the Shakespeare one. Very clever!! You two are really good. Nineteen more, yeah!!

Anne

lamizell
Lamizell  (Level: 108.2 - Posts: 441)
Sat, 23rd Jan '10 10:19 PM

So the puzzle was something about "Tickle Me Elmo"?

slicko
Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Sat, 23rd Jan '10 10:32 PM

It was about Tickle me Elmo - fortunately after guessing an s, t and a I realized the puzzle ended with Sesame Street Character which is about when I smacked myself in the forehead.

lamizell
Lamizell  (Level: 108.2 - Posts: 441)
Sat, 23rd Jan '10 10:51 PM

I have a permanent forehead welt from similar puzzles.

The "Shakespeare" clued puzzle was, indeed, very clever: "'Tempest in a teapot' means the same thing as "much ado about nothing."

bbear
Bbear  (Level: 161.7 - Posts: 2301)
Sat, 23rd Jan '10 11:15 PM

Lam - We are SO SO happy you got that! We thought we were incredibly clever but weren't sure anyone would get it.

Gary - I don't know where the Tolkein/Elmo thing came from, but I'm pretty sure it is right.

I'm glad you all like this series. We try to mix it up.

lamizell
Lamizell  (Level: 108.2 - Posts: 441)
Sun, 24th Jan '10 1:42 AM

No, it was a great puzzle and clue, with the added red herring of "tempest" to send you the way of Caliban and Miranda or even *Forbidden Planet* and Robbie the Robot.


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