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1mks  (Level: 208.5 - Posts: 5866)
Sun, 7th Mar '10 10:51 AM


excellent clues.....lots of fun

Lynnm  (Level: 223.6 - Posts: 1926)
Sun, 7th Mar '10 10:59 AM

Agreed, this was excellent trivia as well as a clever puzzle

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Sun, 7th Mar '10 11:56 AM

Excellent puzzle. (Kicked myself for a boo boo I made.)

Donleigh  (Level: 146.2 - Posts: 4987)
Sun, 7th Mar '10 12:19 PM

Marynuala  (Level: 131.4 - Posts: 994)
Sun, 7th Mar '10 12:20 PM

Challenging and interesting WP.

Gypsylady  (Level: 141.0 - Posts: 6037)
Sun, 7th Mar '10 1:50 PM

Enjoyed your wordpuzzle, Dave! Thanks!!!


Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Sun, 7th Mar '10 2:49 PM

Interesting way to do a sequel - surprising and fun. Two more s Dave.

Digs  (Level: 116.6 - Posts: 812)
Sun, 7th Mar '10 5:32 PM

Great puzzle Dave. Like Slicko said.....surprising
Enjoyed it (except for my 2 pink screens)
Well done. Thanks.

Alvandy  (Level: 226.0 - Posts: 7527)
Sun, 7th Mar '10 6:19 PM

Categorically speaking, another great Oscarific effort from Dave.
Among sploofplat authors- lately, he has risen in statue.
or is it stature?
I'd say he deserves an award because of his academic approach.
His first puzzle a few days ago- he might not have felt it- but this time he shouldn't deny the fact that we like him----
--- we really like him

Kudos to Dave.

Calamari  (Level: 12.4 - Posts: 249)
Sun, 7th Mar '10 7:08 PM

Nicely done. I enjoyed the variety of topics in the puzzle, athough I have to admit that I used 22 letters and got 3 red screens trying to figure out the spelling variation.

Overall, though ... a pleasureable experience.

Collioure  (Level: 102.7 - Posts: 9952)
Sun, 7th Mar '10 7:13 PM

Dave, how could you do this to me ???

Headache and all I arrived home after a harrowing 3+ hours drive home from the Arles where it was snowing like it never snows in the South of France. Driver's side wiper stopped working and I had two nearly bald tires that will be replaced this week.

Kudos. Very clever and almost timely

Bbear  (Level: 160.0 - Posts: 2301)
Sun, 7th Mar '10 8:09 PM

Great fun. Really clever. And the award goes to....

Daveguth  (Level: 250.4 - Posts: 1636)
Mon, 8th Mar '10 1:43 AM

Thanks all! The surprise, if any of you missed it, was that the contest wasn't about the Academy Awards Oscars, but about famous people named Oscar. Sorry to those who got the one about Oskar from The Tin Drum. I just couldn't help myself when I thought of the clue "Best Short Subject."

Collioure  (Level: 102.7 - Posts: 9952)
Mon, 8th Mar '10 3:00 AM

All my phrases, including Oskar, were just fine, Dave. I much prefer real spelling variations to imaginary ones.

Very funny placement of a puzzle. Nop how long were you saving this for the eve of the Oscar awards?

Tallactor  (Level: 153.1 - Posts: 423)
Mon, 8th Mar '10 8:50 AM

If I hadn't guessed Oscar Neimeyer was being described as a "draftsman" instead of as a "Brazilian," I'd have done a little better. Still, it was a clever puzzle, and I enjoyed it!

Daveguth  (Level: 250.4 - Posts: 1636)
Mon, 8th Mar '10 12:07 PM

Andy, I wrote this Oscar WP quite awhile ago and asked that it be scheduled for Oscar day. I just figured that all the hoopla about the Oscars (some of it, at least on the Sploofus site, created by me!) would add to the "twist."

Lane, as you probably know since you've written a few WPs, it's never really the author's intention to insert words (e.g, Brazilian) where an alternative (draftsman) would also work. Or at least I'm not that smart! That stuff just happens. (I actually didn't even consider "draftsman.")

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