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Gypsylady  (Level: 140.9 - Posts: 6036)
Mon, 14th Jun '10 8:27 PM


Loved your Wordpuzzle, Craig. I can't believe I made it in 23 moves, but somehow it just came together. Thanks!


Jerrys  (Level: 188.4 - Posts: 334)
Mon, 14th Jun '10 8:44 PM

Yep, great puzzle. And only one I never heard of

1mks  (Level: 208.0 - Posts: 5864)
Mon, 14th Jun '10 8:48 PM

I didn't do well at all but that did not keep me from really enjoying it. Nicely done. Thanks a bunch.

Donleigh  (Level: 145.9 - Posts: 4974)
Mon, 14th Jun '10 8:51 PM

Daveguth  (Level: 250.0 - Posts: 1636)
Mon, 14th Jun '10 8:56 PM

Enjoyed it--very clever, though I'll have a very small whine about one of them after the game is over.

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Mon, 14th Jun '10 11:56 PM

Great clues!

Mymaria  (Level: 127.5 - Posts: 676)
Tue, 15th Jun '10 1:26 AM

Loved it as well............also did it in 23 moves, thought I was gonna be top ten material hahahaha. Was only one I had not heard of also, great FUN, good job

Garrybl  (Level: 275.9 - Posts: 6605)
Tue, 15th Jun '10 7:08 AM

I certainly enjoyed it and only realized afterwards I was going about solving it from back to front.
That did not affect my satisfaction in solving (also in about 23!)


Mickeym  (Level: 87.5 - Posts: 1803)
Tue, 15th Jun '10 9:21 AM

Great fun! Double trouble....

Daveguth  (Level: 250.0 - Posts: 1636)
Tue, 15th Jun '10 11:15 AM

Great clues, except perhaps "Rescued from a mountain" for "Eva Marie Saint Paul Minnesota." Though North by Northwest is one of my favorite movies, I didn't figure out that clue until after the game was over.

Also, the format on that one seemed a little different. "Paul" kind of stood by itself--as opposed to the more straighforward answers in the others, e.g., Dusty Springfield Illinois.

But these our minor whines--I only mention them because potential 5-move WP's should try to avoid having one puzzle that's trickier than the others.

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Tue, 15th Jun '10 1:30 PM

I had Little Rock, Arkansas, on one of mine, so Saint Paul wasn't the only two-word city.

It helped to have a list of U.S. state capitals in front of me as I was counting letters on this one.

Johnbtv  (Level: 261.7 - Posts: 200)
Tue, 15th Jun '10 2:21 PM

Thanks for a really fun puzzle!

First "NUMBER ONE" finish for me in a LONG time! Hmmmm...maybe EVER!


Daveguth  (Level: 250.0 - Posts: 1636)
Tue, 15th Jun '10 4:10 PM

Congrats, John. If I remember right, you were among a small handful that finished with a Magic 5. (Wasn't it Clevercloggs that used to insist that was impossible?) But your great time earned you the top spot. Nice one!

Lamizell  (Level: 108.2 - Posts: 441)
Tue, 15th Jun '10 6:57 PM

"Eva Marie Saint Paul Minnesota" was my first puzzle, and I'm still patting myself on the back for getting it with no letters before I was even sure about the format of the WP. I worked backwards to "Saint" from the state, and once I had decided it was Eva Marie Saint, I realized from the clue that I was on the right track. I think an actual bulb lit above my head.

Maybe *On the Waterfront* would have been a better clue for her? "She coulda dated a contender"? Hmmm. That's not very good.

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