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garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 279.5 - Posts: 6639)
Fri, 14th May '10 9:56 AM

AUCTION WP

A tricky and interesting puzzle.
Got caught on a tense change but other than that found it challenging and enjoyable.

Sploofus Editor
Sploofishy (Editor)  
Fri, 14th May '10 10:54 AM

I went and checked on the tense issue and I'm pretty sure I know what you're talking about. It's a bit of a weird situation though which I can't comment on until after the puzzle, except to say that in that instance the tense couldn't be changed without changing the meaning. I am trying to be more mindful of the tense issue, but sometimes I get caught up in the struggle to get one particular phrase to work cleanly (and that particular phrase was a real pain - tried to get the details I found interesting into the phrase, but could only in a kind of clunky way).

Anyway, my apologies.

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.6 - Posts: 6048)
Fri, 14th May '10 11:21 AM

Enjoyed the wordpuzzle! Thanks!

Marilyn...

winddancer41
Winddancer41  (Level: 63.3 - Posts: 1113)
Fri, 14th May '10 1:17 PM

I want in on this action anyone got a few million they can loan me.. Great puzzle. charlotte

daveguth
Daveguth  (Level: 253.9 - Posts: 1636)
Fri, 14th May '10 1:38 PM

Glad you're keeping an eye on those tense changes, Sploofishy. Thanks. I didn't see anything tricky on mine, so I guess I was lucky. Enjoyed the puzzle.

Can you post the tricky one afterwards? It might help explain when it's necessary for authors to use multiple tenses.

marynuala
Marynuala  (Level: 133.4 - Posts: 994)
Fri, 14th May '10 1:42 PM

Great WP! Please write more auction puzzles like this, and thank you.

wiseoldowl
Wiseoldowl  (Level: 32.0 - Posts: 479)
Fri, 14th May '10 1:44 PM

Loved the puzzle, thanks. The things you learn on this site are simply amazing

jerrys
Jerrys  (Level: 190.4 - Posts: 334)
Fri, 14th May '10 2:45 PM

It was great. A couple I got in very few moves (one with no clues at all - a first for me!) - but there were two which really caused me problems. But those made it very interesting!

dasfunk
Dasfunk  (Level: 181.5 - Posts: 2307)
Fri, 14th May '10 3:02 PM

Yep, I had the tense issue, too. I can see how this is a hard call for the puzzle-ist and the editors, and I guess the prudent and cautious player's strategy is to guess that troublesome letter, or risk the 3-turn hit. Being the imprudent player, I got nailed. Serves me right.

Thanks for the challenge!


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