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1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.2 - Posts: 5888)
Thu, 4th Mar '10 8:43 PM

DICTIONARY DOUBLETS WORD PUZZLE

bwahahahaha I loved this and hated it at the same time. It was fun!!!!!!!!!

daveguth
Daveguth  (Level: 254.4 - Posts: 1636)
Thu, 4th Mar '10 9:08 PM

This WP had my least favorite puzzle ever. Used nearly the entire alphabet to solve a very short phrase that made absolutely no sense to me when it was done. Looking forward to the explanation.

calamari
Calamari  (Level: 12.4 - Posts: 249)
Thu, 4th Mar '10 9:33 PM

Dave ... perhaps you don't remember the Welsh Castles puzzle. I would have finished with negative numbers if it was possible. (Word to the wise ... if it ever comes up again ... choose W, L, Y, and O.)

Bwahahahahahahahaaaaaa!

I actually did all right on this one.

dflorke
Dflorke  (Level: 93.4 - Posts: 19)
Thu, 4th Mar '10 10:26 PM

I have to agree with Dave.... I just didn't get it!!

digs
Digs  (Level: 116.6 - Posts: 812)
Thu, 4th Mar '10 10:40 PM

I figured out the theme on my first one but it didn't help me choose the right letters for the other four!

I'm not a fan of short ones but it was a clever puzzle.
Thanks.

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Thu, 4th Mar '10 10:48 PM

I was doing pretty good until I slammed on the breaks on my third puzzle and dumped a truckload of letters.

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.7 - Posts: 7573)
Thu, 4th Mar '10 10:50 PM

Survived it but these can be the most frustrating of puzzles. I had one puzzle that was a real letter muncher and
I didn't understand it afterward to boot, Most were pretty clever however.



virtus
Virtus  (Level: 162.2 - Posts: 2462)
Thu, 4th Mar '10 11:14 PM

My first one helped me get the idea, but it still didn't help much on one of them.

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 280.2 - Posts: 6646)
Fri, 5th Mar '10 2:24 AM

This is my favorite sort of puzzle; all my clues made sense so I'm not sure i got the letter eater...but please post it after our time is up.

Barry

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 205.1 - Posts: 4199)
Fri, 5th Mar '10 2:41 AM

I loved this one! I thought it was a very clever idea, well executed. Thanks for a lot of fun!

-- Geri

slicko
Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Fri, 5th Mar '10 6:14 AM

I'm with Barry on this one - I enjoy short puzzles, especially when they're clever like this one. Having said that I too must have been spared this week's 'puzzle of death'.

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 105.1 - Posts: 9952)
Fri, 5th Mar '10 6:59 AM

It was quick but not painless (dropped 500 points on missed vowels)

daveguth
Daveguth  (Level: 254.4 - Posts: 1636)
Fri, 5th Mar '10 11:42 AM

The one that killed me was the answer to "Lunar hazard"--Rill Rim. Besides the fact that "rim" and "hazard" aren't particularly synonymous, I just didn't know that "rill" can also refer to a long valley on the moon. In fact, I suspected "rill" at some point (in the midst of guessing EIGHT incorrect letters), but completely ruled it out after noting that the Wikipedia article on "rill" makes no mention of anything on the moon. I guess I can chalk this up to ignorance, and I now know the other meaning of "rill." Just wasn't a fun way to learn.

Other than that, I had a little trouble with the term "doublet." In linguistics, a doublet is a pair of relatively different words with the same origin (chief and chef). Did a lot of head scratching before I figured out a looser meaning was being used.

But, hey, it was otherwise fun.

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 105.1 - Posts: 9952)
Fri, 5th Mar '10 12:47 PM

Dave, you musta had a brain cramp.

A genius like you is still permitted to look in the dictionary once in a while.


pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Fri, 5th Mar '10 1:39 PM

Dave, I had the same letter killer that you had - Rill Rim. It siphoned off a lot more letters than it should have.

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 280.2 - Posts: 6646)
Fri, 5th Mar '10 5:14 PM

Thank you sploofgods for not dealing me that one. I agree --completely different hardness quotient -- not to mention word lengths -- to all the other clues I saw.



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