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donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 9:24 AM

ROCK 5 5

This one was the absolute worst ever for me. The absolute PITS! I am about to give these stupid things up for good. Only positive for me today was a 1,700,000 win in TQOTD. Oh yeah,,,"tautological pleonasms" really looks like a blast.

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 280.2 - Posts: 6644)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 9:43 AM

I have to say that on my last two puzzles I was :
1)faced with nine of the ten letters and no idea who it was (still dont)
2) when on the next one I had eight letters, guessed a letter and it came in twice and I still with a full board had NEVER heard of this person.

Can this be such a good idea? The format has obviously driven the compiler to work their way through a bunch of has-beens who never were.... not a good framework for a puzzle.

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 9:45 AM

I went in so confident and did a face plant.

queentxf
Queentxf  (Level: 90.6 - Posts: 55)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 9:53 AM

That was relatively quick and painful. Plus I kept a few points. Very few.

Barry and I must have had the same two head-scratchers.

charcoal
Charcoal  (Level: 177.8 - Posts: 52)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 10:05 AM

Hated it even more than the Comic 5+5. Didn't get anyone that I had heard of and left with 1700 points. No more of these, please!!

allena
Allena  (Level: 255.9 - Posts: 1392)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 10:05 AM

I got blown off in the middle of question one. In spite of this ringing endorsement I would still like to try again.

zeedee
Zeedee  (Level: 224.7 - Posts: 1088)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 10:06 AM

Donden, I don't see your name on the list. Did you bail? (There haven't been a 100 players yet, so it's not that you are just LOW on the list.) Just curious.

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 10:10 AM

I bailed when my points hit 3000. Then I went out and made snow devils.

rael61
Rael61  (Level: 139.5 - Posts: 68)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 10:13 AM

I was hot and cold on this one. Some came easy, but one I never heard of, probably the same one that others above have mentioned. I wouldn't say it was a bad puzzle, exactly, though. I have one other comment, but I must withhold until the puzzle expires.

maurlin
Maurlin  (Level: 213.4 - Posts: 2671)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 10:21 AM

Wow...I must be a rock genius. I had 2,700 points left when I finished, and right now I'm in the top 3rd. I think I may have heard of one of them, maybe.

tibby
Tibby  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 66)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 10:24 AM

I liked it and the comic 5 + 5. I don't understand the complaining and crying because something is too hard. I like that there are different types of puzzles. Some I don't like so much but I think that is my problem rather than the writer.

My only problem with this one is that one of the answers wasn't 5+5, rather 5+2+3.

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 257.1 - Posts: 3936)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 10:39 AM

Allow me to chime in in dissent. I liked the way this was handled. Awesome clues that wouldn't give the puzzle away, but gave you a chance to figure things out with a few well-placed letters. (And I say that having totally misinterpreted a clue, gotten no help from it, and only understood its brilliant significance two puzzles later.) Great job, Sploofanatic, I think you took the lessons from "Comedy 5x5" to heart and came up with a winner.

larefamiliaris
Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 10:42 AM

I thought it was a pretty good puzzle.
(Even the one where I couldn't understand the clue after I had the answer!)

larefamiliaris
Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 10:43 AM

And I agree with Tibby!

allena
Allena  (Level: 255.9 - Posts: 1392)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 10:44 AM

We get a lot of notes for quizzes saying "too, inside USA". The UK is getting even.

fainodraino
Fainodraino  (Level: 113.1 - Posts: 240)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 10:48 AM

Well, I'm relatively new to sploofus, and this is my first post on the message board, but I thought that this puzzle was the worst one I've taken. I usually really enjoy the wordpuzzles, but I was mostly just frustrated while taking that one!

queentxf
Queentxf  (Level: 90.6 - Posts: 55)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 10:50 AM

In spite of my ineptitude, venting, and crappy finish, I DID like the puzzle. As Ken said, the clues and a few letters pointed me toward the correct answers. Three of mine seemed pretty easy. If it wasn't for the two obscure ones...

Waiting for Sports 5+5, Movies 5+5, World Caps 5+5, Colors 5+5, Things in Kelly's House 5+5...whatever may be thrown our way.


pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 10:53 AM

I do appreciate the clues that were added to this one. However, on a couple I still kept plunking in letters like it was a slot machine. Was hoping for quarters to come spilling out of my useless floppy disk drive. Do you think you could add that feature to 2.0?

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 257.1 - Posts: 3936)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 11:05 AM

Probably not World Caps 5 + 5. Once you get past "Addis Ababa" and "Cairo Egypt", there isn't very far to go ("Seoul Korea" seems like a cheat).

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 257.1 - Posts: 3936)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 11:06 AM

Drat, how'd I forget Tokyo, Japan?

queentxf
Queentxf  (Level: 90.6 - Posts: 55)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 11:08 AM

You thought about it more than I did! Accra, Ghana hit me, and I figured there must be more. At least enough for a puzzle...or a quiz.

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 11:15 AM

Senaa, Yemen

chyenn
Chyenn  (Level: 202.6 - Posts: 1332)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 11:25 AM



Sploofanatic, it certainly was a challenge. i thought i had solved one with no letters from the clue. WRONG! you got me on it. clever, very clever!

anyone who finishes this one under 10 moves AND keeps 5000 points must be a UK rock DJ....

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 11:42 AM

Loved it. It hurt so good.

diva305
Diva305  (Level: 146.7 - Posts: 1652)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 12:34 PM


maurlin
Maurlin  (Level: 213.4 - Posts: 2671)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 12:51 PM

I'm sure the clues must have been great for someone who might have heard of these folks. When I had all but one letter and still was clueless, it might as well have been Welsh. No, I take that back. If it were Welsh I'd have just stuck in a W of a G or try to fit 2 Ls into one space.

siouxsie
Siouxsie  (Level: 104.6 - Posts: 145)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 12:55 PM

I had heard of all but one of my puzzles, though was totally confused by one clue and kicked in way too late on another (really good) clue. I knew I was going to suck so didn't stress over it!

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 257.1 - Posts: 3936)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 1:07 PM

I suppose "Tommy Jones" would have been stretching it, Linda.

lisap369
Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 3:18 PM

Ick

leeze83
Leeze83  (Level: 35.2 - Posts: 70)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 5:16 PM

Wow that was hard... i'd vaguely heard of the first one, but that was it... still. its 2,200 points i didn't have this morning...

machiabelly
Machiabelly  (Level: 136.2 - Posts: 190)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 5:53 PM

I finished #30. I think I got 4 of them in about 20 moves, and it took me 18 moves to get the other one, and he is the love of my wifes life (well musically anyway)

All 5 of mine were well known to me.

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 6:53 PM

I knew some - one I triumphantly THOUGHT I knew and plugged it in to no avail, then proceeded to "ahem" away points and letters.

But I thought Kaufman made some interesting points in coming up with his own 5+5 puzzle - it ain't as easy as it looks folks - I like the concept - and look forward to more - and doing better...

back to the salt mines...

jeannarie
Jeannarie  (Level: 135.1 - Posts: 106)
Thu, 24th Jan '08 7:59 PM

I really like this series!

rael61
Rael61  (Level: 139.5 - Posts: 68)
Sat, 26th Jan '08 6:35 PM

One threw me, not regarding recognizing the answer, but for costing myself three turns on an attempted no-letters-quessed answer. The clue was, I believe, rock rock name name, and so I felt pretty confident putting in Duran Duran without spending a letter. Alas, that was not the answer, but rather Simon LeBon, the lead singer of Duran Duran. Although both answers fit the quiz criteria, I personally feel that my original guess was the better answer, especially given the clue.

But then, I would selfishly think that way. C'est la vie.

lamizell
Lamizell  (Level: 108.2 - Posts: 441)
Sat, 26th Jan '08 6:43 PM

The reason to choose Simon Le Bon was because there weren't any groups in the puzzle -- Cheap Trick, et. al. -- only musicians. Of course, that was no help if that was your first puzzle.

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Sat, 26th Jan '08 7:34 PM

I thought the same as Rael. I guessed Duran Duran but put in the letter n to make sure,,,,,,HAH!

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 257.1 - Posts: 3936)
Sat, 26th Jan '08 10:40 PM

The one that threw me was "60s band founder". Starting with A and getting it in the second position of each word, my mind went to David Gates, rather than Marty Balin. Sigh.

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Sat, 26th Jan '08 10:42 PM

I guessed Duran Duran as well. Didn't realize it was singular people rather than singers & bands.

acofish
Acofish  (Level: 59.9 - Posts: 98)
Sun, 27th Jan '08 12:36 AM

My first 5+5 puzzle and wow, what a crusher!! I love a challenging puzzle and though I only knew who two of the people were going in, I Googled the other three and now know more useless stuff than I did before. yeeeehaaaaw!

rael61
Rael61  (Level: 139.5 - Posts: 68)
Mon, 28th Jan '08 6:16 PM

Glad I wasn't the only one to fall to the lure of Duran Duran. I had also assumed "name" could mean both a group name or a person name. Silly me.

"Went out for the football team to prove that I'm a man.
Guess I shouldn't tell 'em that I like Duran Duran."

- Barenaked Ladies, "If a had $1,000,000," (live version)

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Mon, 28th Jan '08 6:22 PM

I've never been a fan fan of Duran Duran.

I always thought Simon LeBon looked like the Wizard dude in the Wizard of Oz.

machiabelly
Machiabelly  (Level: 136.2 - Posts: 190)
Sun, 3rd Feb '08 10:47 AM

David Gahan was the one that through me....mostly because I have only ever heard him called Dave. Great quiz though

berylm
Berylm  (Level: 156.4 - Posts: 478)
Sun, 3rd Feb '08 11:24 AM

Trouble is, the people who love and hate each puzzle are different people each time - so why should one group have it all their own way?! Fair's fair.

As long as everybody likes some of them, the fact that somebody hates all of them doesn't matter as long as it's different people on each puzzle!

Hee hee!


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