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1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.0 - Posts: 5883)
Tue, 13th Apr '10 9:20 PM

GARRLYN'S HYSTERICAL NOVELS 2

bwahahaha.......I LOVE these. More please.

slicko
Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Tue, 13th Apr '10 9:32 PM

Totally agree - one had me scratchin' my head when I went down the wrong path, but the others were - well, yes hysterical!

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 279.5 - Posts: 6643)
Tue, 13th Apr '10 9:34 PM

Thank you; it is never easy to set the level on these ones.
Sometimes the short phrases require good clueing and an innocent miscalculation can cause heart-break...
This was fun to write; hopefully fun to solve.

susyq
Susyq  (Level: 49.9 - Posts: 112)
Tue, 13th Apr '10 11:23 PM

Loved it!

jerrys
Jerrys  (Level: 190.9 - Posts: 334)
Tue, 13th Apr '10 11:26 PM

Yea, lots of wrong guesses - but it was great fun!

frankielaine72
Frankielaine72  (Level: 3.5 - Posts: 30)
Tue, 13th Apr '10 11:26 PM

Good one!

mymaria
Mymaria  (Level: 129.8 - Posts: 676)
Wed, 14th Apr '10 12:04 AM

Loved it as usual............did get one pink screen however, dag nab it anyway

lynnm
Lynnm  (Level: 226.4 - Posts: 1951)
Wed, 14th Apr '10 12:45 AM

I echo Barry's thoughts, great fun to write this. Glad you liked it!

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.9 - Posts: 9952)
Wed, 14th Apr '10 6:42 AM

Very enjoyable even for this non-literary Sploofuser.

We Ivy Leaguers love tongue in check, and these clues are always superb.

Hung up on a more obscure title (I think) of an author I didn't even like in high school (chick books )

lynnm
Lynnm  (Level: 226.4 - Posts: 1951)
Wed, 14th Apr '10 8:53 AM

I didn't like any of the Brontes, Andy, if that's the puzzle you mean. Maudlin, over the top, melodramatic and with little sense of character development.

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.5 - Posts: 7570)
Wed, 14th Apr '10 9:08 AM

Excellent puzzle. Very clever and witty.

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 104.9 - Posts: 9952)
Wed, 14th Apr '10 9:24 AM

Jane Austen, Lynn.

Why must teenage boys be made to read Jane Austen?

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 279.5 - Posts: 6643)
Wed, 14th Apr '10 9:42 AM

Collioure Collioure Colllioure.....

Jane Austen is my favorite writer. I came to her late, and still re-read her for pleasure. Maybe she's too subtle...or too English.

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Wed, 14th Apr '10 9:44 AM

If you aren't interested in reading "subtle" writing where there's tons of subtext, then...dudes will learn a lot about chicks (from reading the book).

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Wed, 14th Apr '10 9:55 AM

One more note (can't help it, love Jane Austen): For me, the best part about her writing is the irony.

"IT is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."

...opens "Pride and Prejudice" and sets the tone for what I've come to appreciate is an endearing, yet, often funny story.

daveguth
Daveguth  (Level: 254.2 - Posts: 1636)
Wed, 14th Apr '10 11:26 AM

Enjoyed the puzzle. And enjoy Jane Austen. And I'm not ashamed of either.

lamizell
Lamizell  (Level: 108.2 - Posts: 441)
Wed, 14th Apr '10 12:36 PM

Not that I didn't appreciate my Sherlock Holmes and Hemingway, but I'd love to see the Austen and Bronte puzzles.

lynnm
Lynnm  (Level: 226.4 - Posts: 1951)
Wed, 14th Apr '10 1:06 PM

Lamizell, do you want the clues alone or the clues and answers?

lynnm
Lynnm  (Level: 226.4 - Posts: 1951)
Wed, 14th Apr '10 1:09 PM

Andy, it never occurred to me you meant Jane Austen! I agree with Pepperdoc that her work is loaded with irony and humor, satirizing all of the courting rituals of the time. Maybe teen boys aren't the best audience, but they sure miss out by counting her out.

daveguth
Daveguth  (Level: 254.2 - Posts: 1636)
Wed, 14th Apr '10 1:19 PM

Can we see how the set (clues and answers for all ten)? It was a very clever WP.

lynnm
Lynnm  (Level: 226.4 - Posts: 1951)
Wed, 14th Apr '10 2:44 PM

Thanks for the kind words!

gout of africa ("Isak's irritation")
catcher in the rhine ("Yogi on a wine tour")
the drapes of goth ("Okie's black curtains")
brittle women ("Jo's osteomalacia")
the ten ants of wildfell hall ("Bronte formicary")
the valet of fear ("The butler did it?")
the son in law also rises ("Nepotistic Papa")
northanger rabbi ("Jane's a teacher")
merger on the orient express ("Trains to make a killing")
malice in blunderland ("Nonsense goes wrong")

lynnm
Lynnm  (Level: 226.4 - Posts: 1951)
Wed, 14th Apr '10 9:12 PM

P.S. Barry was responsible for most of these.


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