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revdodd
Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Mon, 22nd Oct '07 8:17 AM

SOMEONE MAY WELL GET THE BUG WP IN 5 MOVES...

...but it's not a gimme. Good job!




tallactor
Tallactor  (Level: 153.1 - Posts: 423)
Mon, 22nd Oct '07 8:21 AM

It is definitely not a gimme. I had one puzzle where I thought I knew the answer with no letters, only to be wrong by three of them. And my last one was a true toughie, which it would amaze me to discover someone got with no letters, considering the obscurity of the clue. Probably the hardest rhyming puzzle to date!

rev66
Rev66  (Level: 86.4 - Posts: 85)
Mon, 22nd Oct '07 8:22 AM

Amen, brother! I was swinging along oozing confidence when all of a sudden RAID!!! Oh well. It was fun.
Go Red Sox!!

revdodd
Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Mon, 22nd Oct '07 9:15 AM

I know the one you're talking about, Lane. The clue was obscure enough to make me doubt what turned out to be the correct answer.

But heck...not bad for a Monday morning!

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 279.5 - Posts: 6640)
Mon, 22nd Oct '07 9:42 AM

best ever rhyming puzzle.
the clues were indeed not gimmes and really made you think.
Well done!
Incidentally, I note that most of the recent puzzles are more brain tests than knowledge tests; and I cant believe you can google the answers! That has my heartiest approval. But what do others think? Are they more fun?

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Mon, 22nd Oct '07 9:57 AM

I can't see someone getting this in 5 - but then I've been wrong before - I'm surprised at those that did get in less than 15 - they must not have had the same puzzles as me - two of the ones I had were just impossible - enjoyable puzzle - but one - still the clue doesn't make sense -- even after I guessed all the letters - some gave me the giggles though

crazy4games
Crazy4games  (Level: 123.0 - Posts: 1020)
Mon, 22nd Oct '07 10:04 AM

Tough puzzle, but very enjoyable. Well done, Sploofusionist!

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.3 - Posts: 5315)
Mon, 22nd Oct '07 10:42 AM

Loved the puzzle! The lesson I learned on one of the puzzles was you couldn't assume the order of the bug and the rhyming word so unless you make a lucky guess, I suspect it will take at least one letter per puzzle to establish the order of the words.

pafork
Pafork  (Level: 132.0 - Posts: 537)
Mon, 22nd Oct '07 11:31 AM

Definitely the toughest rhyming WP yet!

(About googleable puzzles - I'm always a little bummed when there's a puzzle where all the answers can be found on one page somewhere. I know that even if I do great, I'll be way out of the top 10, b/c I do consider googling during the puzzle cheating, but I know many others don't agree.)

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 279.5 - Posts: 6640)
Mon, 22nd Oct '07 11:38 AM

(We pause for a message from our sponsors
By the way; if you STILL have not had enough bugs after doing this WP you could check out the most recent quizzes list --where a progressive quiz about bugs might satisfy yourt craving.

cjar855
Cjar855  (Level: 133.4 - Posts: 838)
Mon, 22nd Oct '07 2:40 PM

Got "Bit" on that one.

siouxsie
Siouxsie  (Level: 104.6 - Posts: 145)
Mon, 22nd Oct '07 7:52 PM

I also like the puzzles that are brain teasers rather than knowledge based. I have Googled for answers on some puzzles, but don't really like to do it. It's much more satisfying to get a high ranking on a true cranium buster than to get it by Googling.

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Mon, 22nd Oct '07 8:29 PM

Cathy....thank you for helping me on the "bug" quiz....I had just read the thread when I did the Word Puzzle, and was stuck on one. Had "- I - E" Then I remembered what Cathy said about "getting bit"....and wrote Mite Bite!!!!

I must admit to have Googled myself a couple of times lately - because I have too much on my mind and needed to find a path through the MUD!!!! Sploofus is my soft place to fall at the moment....so it has to be easy!!!!


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