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Foogs  (Level: 280.1 - Posts: 848)
Fri, 8th Feb '08 8:15 PM


This was just insane.

Siouxsie  (Level: 104.6 - Posts: 145)
Fri, 8th Feb '08 8:17 PM

The most random WP I've ever seen!

Berylm  (Level: 162.4 - Posts: 478)
Fri, 8th Feb '08 8:22 PM

What on *earth* was this about?!! I don't think it was random (I recognised connections between something in the clue and parts of the answer on a couple of occasions) but I haven't got the faintest idea what was going on!

Luckily most of the words were 'real' words so I was able to guess them, otherwise I might have run out of points entirely before finishing! (and no, I didn't consider bailing.)

Heidi  (Level: 36.2 - Posts: 694)
Fri, 8th Feb '08 8:31 PM


1mks  (Level: 219.4 - Posts: 5925)
Fri, 8th Feb '08 8:32 PM

Carreau  (Level: 245.9 - Posts: 140)
Fri, 8th Feb '08 8:40 PM

Glad I'm not alone in hating this one.

Lancaster  (Level: 228.1 - Posts: 176)
Fri, 8th Feb '08 8:56 PM

I think you have lots of company!

Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1312)
Fri, 8th Feb '08 8:56 PM

All of you Sploofwhizzes, shame shame. All you need to know is from the 60's

Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1312)
Fri, 8th Feb '08 8:59 PM

And I'm a whiner because of Snooker. Any American Bandstand people in the crowd. Poor Dick Clark

Tallactor  (Level: 153.1 - Posts: 423)
Fri, 8th Feb '08 9:12 PM

I figured out the guiding principle fairly quickly, but that didn't make it much easier. Certainly one of the most bizarre WPs I've seen!

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Fri, 8th Feb '08 9:24 PM

Tell me I'm weird, but I thought it was brilliant and lots of fun. I'll say more later.

Kimoira  (Level: 212.9 - Posts: 1195)
Fri, 8th Feb '08 9:32 PM

that was 10 minutes of my life I'd like back!

Winddancer41  (Level: 63.3 - Posts: 1113)
Fri, 8th Feb '08 9:46 PM

I grew up watching bandstand and knew parts of the answers but part of it was way out there in a universe far far away.

Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Fri, 8th Feb '08 10:07 PM

This one just drove me away from WP's for a while.

Lettermanfan1  (Level: 88.3 - Posts: 486)
Fri, 8th Feb '08 10:40 PM

I do know the 60s. I understand what they were trying to do. It still sucked. Very far reaching.

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3641)
Fri, 8th Feb '08 10:47 PM

I caught on but it wasn't until the 4th puzzle. I wish I could redo it now that I know.

Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Fri, 8th Feb '08 11:31 PM

The fact that I've been fighting a cold, and completely lost my voice about 2 hours ago makes it appropriate that this one left me speechless...and I read this thread first - it's probably the cold medicine...I'll be anxiously awaiting smoke's words tomorrow - well done Donna

Garrybl  (Level: 291.5 - Posts: 6769)
Fri, 8th Feb '08 11:35 PM

put me down as an ignorant foreigner who was just happy to finish the puzzle with some points intact.
what's the lowest percentile when it comes to estimating...99 or 1%. Its there.

Alvandy  (Level: 240.1 - Posts: 7692)
Sat, 9th Feb '08 1:15 AM

I got to take it twice- on my first attempt- a "fluke" occurred after I finished- 53 moves and 4800 points- alas- it was not logged.

the editor reset me [ a nice guy or gal I guess]

on the second attempt- the real acey deucey watusi quiz was cast upon me- crikey!!!
- i want my first score back!!!! :l

Boo on the editor!!

But life goes on

sploof on- apply directly to the brain.

Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Sat, 9th Feb '08 1:41 AM

I'm with Donna.. I liked it.. caught on after the first puzzle.. doesn't mean I did well, but I thought is was clever.

Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Sat, 9th Feb '08 7:56 AM

I'm baffled...when it's said and done, someone please explain the connections.

Missgeorge  (Level: 63.0 - Posts: 388)
Sat, 9th Feb '08 7:57 AM

This one made my brain hurt. I had less trouble with the puzzles about the Welsh castles.

Kaufman  (Level: 267.7 - Posts: 3941)
Sat, 9th Feb '08 8:54 AM

I had a lot of alcohol in my system. Probably why I finished so high. And I still want to hear from Donna to see if there was more in the patterns than I saw.

If we're all good, maybe we'll get Threesy Foursy Horsey!

Garrybl  (Level: 291.5 - Posts: 6769)
Sat, 9th Feb '08 10:15 AM

explain the theme please mr sploofus so we can insult it properly!!

Kaufman  (Level: 267.7 - Posts: 3941)
Sat, 9th Feb '08 11:01 AM

Here's what I know, Each clue had listed two things that go together, followed by the word "step". In the puzzle, you'd wind up with one instance of the first thing, followed by two of the second, followed by the name of a dance.

Whether there was any further connection among them, or this was just a bit of stream of thought from the author was something that eluded me, but I like the title.

Lucimoore  (Level: 192.1 - Posts: 1732)
Sat, 9th Feb '08 11:02 AM

This was a duh moment for me 5 minutes after I finished the puzzle. Acey = 1 coffee - Turkish Ducey = 2 doughnuts - cruller, beignet Step = the name of a dance - Hully Gully. However, there possibly is some other connection or word association that I didn't see.

Okuome1  (Level: 33.0 - Posts: 89)
Sat, 9th Feb '08 12:48 PM


Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Sat, 9th Feb '08 7:29 PM

I thought it was neatly done. Every single word had meaning. One of the first thing, two of the second, and everybody dance! This word is a kind of bread, these two are cheeses and whatever's left is the dance. Try to pick some letters to help in all three. I love the stuff we have to figure out as we go.

I don't remember the editor and I don't care who hates it, I thought it rocked.

Oldcougar  (Level: 228.1 - Posts: 1935)
Sat, 9th Feb '08 7:53 PM

Used a lot of letters, but so did everyone. I liked it too

Digs  (Level: 116.6 - Posts: 812)
Sat, 9th Feb '08 8:10 PM

Thanks for the explanations.
Now that I understand it I agree, it was a very neatly done puzzle.

Like Eesusbejesus said "I wish I could redo it now that I "get it"!

Well done to the Editor.

Garrybl  (Level: 291.5 - Posts: 6769)
Sat, 9th Feb '08 8:11 PM

Duh; I worked out that doughnut = beignet...etc

but what links the words together? Did they appear in a TV program?

I mean I could write a quiz and say solve:

'Espadrille tomato rumba' and give clues, but we are not trying to create crossword puzzles WPs....are we? Whats the LINK in the words?

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Sat, 9th Feb '08 10:16 PM

It would have to be "espadrille tomato rhubarb rhumba"
and the clue would be (shoe veggies step). The link is the acey deucey watusi.
I don't get why you don't get it.

Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Sun, 10th Feb '08 12:37 PM

If the shoe had ANYTHING to do with the veggies which had ANYTHING to do with the dance - then I would say, good puzzle, very clever (even though I never understood it). All I ever saw was a random list of words, that matched the random list of clue topics with a dance style at the end.

In the example above, at lease rhubarb and rhumba start with rh, so that is a sort of connection I could figure out. But I saw no connections in the real puzzles. Nor did I ever figure out that the first clue word would result in a single item, and the second clue word would result in two items. But I guess since some of you got that part, that was just me being dense.

I am all for a wide variety of WPs and I usually like the really off-the-beaten-path ones, but this one was just too random for my taste.

Alvandy  (Level: 240.1 - Posts: 7692)
Mon, 11th Feb '08 7:48 PM

Dear Editor: The watusi is "out".
Let's twist again [like we did last summer]

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