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Garrybl  (Level: 276.3 - Posts: 6610)
Fri, 31st Aug '07 9:55 AM



Just a thought; I'd be interested in other peoples' comments.
Would it be more challenging/less interesting to have the chefs names in the puzzle or else a clue to the chef's name rather than have it supplied with the puzzle?
You'd need to be a genius or more computer savvy then most to work out how to google the dish from just the chefs name; but if you get Escoffier and Bechamel (I didnt get them and who knows if there is such a dish?) that might be enough to google the answer of Escoffier's famous bechamel bananas?

Kaufman  (Level: 254.1 - Posts: 3936)
Fri, 31st Aug '07 10:17 AM

All I know is I hit the "Welsh" word in my second puzzle.

You know, that's the word that appears nowhere else in the English language, and the missing letter isn't the one you'd expect to be there, nor is the second most likely, nor the third, nor any that appear elsewhere in the puzzle, so you spend a boatload of moves and points just trying to find this one blasted letter, and then autopilot joylessly through the rest of the puzzles.

Not that I was expecting to do too much better on this topic ...

Sploofus Editor
Fri, 31st Aug '07 10:46 AM

Hmmm. I looked back through the puzzle to see which "Welsh" word you might mean. I take those sorts of comments very seriously. I consider the "playability" of the puzzles, and try to keep an eye on things like letter distribution and word choice.

I can't figure out which one caused you the trouble. I only spot a couple of words that might be slightly-less-than common, and in those cases the surrounding words seem to provide a clue. You know, for example, "garbanzo" is an uncommon word, but followed by "beans" it's more likely. (That's not in the puzzle of course). I'm anxious to find out what the trouble word was.

Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Fri, 31st Aug '07 1:47 PM

Neat idea, Garry! Perhaps it could be done in the future.

My only caveate would be the chefs would need to be really famous for folks who aren't hip to cooking celebrities.

Berylm  (Level: 154.0 - Posts: 478)
Fri, 31st Aug '07 2:39 PM

I think I got the same puzzle Ken did - it's not an actual Welsh word, just that one awkward word that you can't get the last *blasted* letter to complete! Actually, I didn't even know there were more than two letters that could be used in the one I got, but now I know differently ...

I might even google the flippin' word later just to find out what it does mean!

Kaufman  (Level: 254.1 - Posts: 3936)
Fri, 31st Aug '07 2:46 PM

I feel in good company, Beryl. Come on everybody, join us at the shallow end of the pool!

Banomet  (Level: 173.2 - Posts: 266)
Fri, 31st Aug '07 10:10 PM

I'm curious. What was the "Welsh" word (or "space booger") in this puzzle set? I'm pretty sure it wasn't chocolate!

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Fri, 31st Aug '07 10:11 PM

I bet it was a short word.

Kaufman  (Level: 254.1 - Posts: 3936)
Sat, 1st Sep '07 12:17 AM

Mine was "soba".

Not "soda" or "soya" or "sopa" or "soma" or "so(any other letter appearing in the puzzle)a".

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Sat, 1st Sep '07 9:53 AM

I know exactly how you feel Ken....I too went through all of those possibilities
and - fortunately - when I gave up and just started through the alphabet,
started at the "b" and there was SOBA!!!!

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