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Gypsylady  (Level: 141.0 - Posts: 6036)
Tue, 15th Jun '10 8:18 AM


Enjoyed it very much, Marsha! Thanks!


Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Tue, 15th Jun '10 8:30 AM

These were neat! I hope you post them all. And pass along my thanks to Granny.

Diva305  (Level: 145.8 - Posts: 1641)
Tue, 15th Jun '10 11:52 AM

Thanks Marsha!

Informative and fun!

Please do post the "remedies"

Daveguth  (Level: 250.2 - Posts: 1636)
Tue, 15th Jun '10 12:22 PM

Good one! Thanks, Marsha!

M48ortal  (Level: 248.2 - Posts: 3734)
Tue, 15th Jun '10 12:44 PM

I agree - love to see the full list. I actually heard one of these on NPR on my way to work today.

Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Tue, 15th Jun '10 6:56 PM

I think I've had patients try every one of these (and sometimes they even worked!).
Very enjoyable puzzle.

Virtus  (Level: 159.4 - Posts: 2448)
Tue, 15th Jun '10 7:55 PM

My Grandmother used some of these. Look forward to seeing all 10 remedies Great puzzle, Marsha.

1mks  (Level: 208.2 - Posts: 5864)
Tue, 15th Jun '10 8:18 PM

My mother once gave me a spoonful of sugar with kerosene in it for a sore throat. I didn't put that in because I was afraid that no one would believe it. I don't know WHY it has to be Colgate toothpaste either but I CAN attest to the fact that it really helps.
I stick with whatever works. Thanks for all the positive feedback.
Phrase 1: hold a teaspoon of sugar in your mouth
Clue 1: hiccups
Phrase 2: fresh ginger steeped in tea
Clue 2: nausea
Phrase 3: add one cup of white vinegar to your bath water
Clue 3: sunburn
Phrase 4: gargle with warm salt water
Clue 4: sore throat
Phrase 5: eat lots of bananas
Clue 5: diarrhea
Phrase 6: rub Colgate toothpaste on the area
Clue 6: burns
Phrase 7: cover it with Elmers glue let it dry and pull it off
Clue 7: splinters
Phrase 8: rub a dab of toothpaste on them before going to bed
Clue 8: pimples
Phrase 9: rub it with Coca Cola and it slips right off
Clue 9: gum in hair
Phrase 10: add a cup of bleach to your bath water
Clue 10: chiggers

M48ortal  (Level: 248.2 - Posts: 3734)
Tue, 15th Jun '10 8:35 PM

Are you on NPR, or is the morning correspondent on Sploofus? This morning I heard the sugar and kerosene (brown sugar, btw) and toothpaste for pimples remedies both mentioned.

1mks  (Level: 208.2 - Posts: 5864)
Tue, 15th Jun '10 8:37 PM

Wow, aren't you glad you listened this morning? That's incredible...........

Alvandy  (Level: 225.6 - Posts: 7525)
Tue, 15th Jun '10 9:48 PM

Yes, some of these remedies work and cost a fraction of buying a commercial product at the store,
I was doing pretty well but during my third puzzle, I started hiccuping which distracted me; and then I think a chigger bit me and the itching was horrible,
I lost my concentration and filled in more and more letters just to speed things up.
By the last puzzle, my stomach felt queasy, and I hurriedly solved it and logged off Sploofus. I just felt I had to run.

So thanks Marsha for a great puzzle which should provide comfort to many of us in the future.
I'm feeling better now anyway. I don't usually eat two bananas in one day.

Virtus  (Level: 159.4 - Posts: 2448)
Tue, 15th Jun '10 9:59 PM

Thanks for the chuckle, Al!!

LOL, Anne

Collioure  (Level: 102.4 - Posts: 9952)
Wed, 16th Jun '10 4:16 AM

York Peppermint Patties don't cure anything ???

Mickeym  (Level: 87.5 - Posts: 1803)
Wed, 16th Jun '10 10:41 AM

Yup, the blues! Ann

Marynuala  (Level: 131.4 - Posts: 994)
Wed, 16th Jun '10 4:30 PM

Very original and interesting WP. Thank you Marsha, and I look forward to doing your furure puzzles.

Marynuala  (Level: 131.4 - Posts: 994)
Wed, 16th Jun '10 4:32 PM

P.S. I meant future puzzles.

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