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Erin0620  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 737)
Fri, 29th Feb '08 12:36 PM


Okay, there must have been at least one tough puzzle or clue that I somehow lucked up and didn't get, because I have NEVER been ahead of Slicko, Kaufman, Revdodd, or Tallactor. With the ones I had, I felt certain there would be many more 5s by now.
I liked this puzzle, but largely, I'm sure, with the huge bias of having gotten super easy ones!

Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Fri, 29th Feb '08 1:03 PM

WTG Erin - I flew the first 4 but my last one was a bit of a stumper.
And talk about flying - I think Ken must have been going for the alltime WP speed record -

Erin0620  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 737)
Fri, 29th Feb '08 1:17 PM

For Realsies! He averaged less than 20 seconds per! My mind, nor my fingers, work that quickly.

Embee  (Level: 86.7 - Posts: 362)
Fri, 29th Feb '08 1:28 PM

WTG Erin!!!

Acofish  (Level: 59.9 - Posts: 98)
Fri, 29th Feb '08 1:38 PM

this will certainly never happen for me again! My first clue was easy and gave me the key to the rest. Boy did I get lucky! Have a great weekend y'all, off to the rock n roll hall of fame.........

Garrybl  (Level: 275.9 - Posts: 6609)
Fri, 29th Feb '08 1:55 PM

I could have been a contender. Blew 200 seconds and five guesses on an EASY one.... boo hoo....

Erin0620  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 737)
Fri, 29th Feb '08 2:15 PM

TY, and an even bigger WTG to Acofish.

Acofish, I've got a quick question. From your profile, and just out of curiosity, why is "camping" the only gerund blessed with the ending "g"?

Kaufman  (Level: 254.0 - Posts: 3936)
Fri, 29th Feb '08 2:46 PM

My first puzzle was (luckily) my hardest, but a couple well-chosen letters made both the puzzle and the theme obvious. That which came after all had either giveaway clues or unique enough letter patterns (read: long words) so that it was just a matter of typing them in.

Enjoy the Rock Hall, Mike. If you love the music, you can spend hours in there! Consider a 2-day ticket.

Pafork  (Level: 132.0 - Posts: 537)
Fri, 29th Feb '08 3:00 PM

Hey Ken - I'm curious about why you feel the first being hardest was lucky. My first was hardest too, but I was thinking if I'd gotten an easy one first I'd've known what I was doing sooner and maybe wouldn't have had to guess a letter if that first one had come up later.
(Did that makes sense??)
Still - definitely my fastest time ever! A nice break from staring at the screen 'til I'm crosseyed, trying to avoid guessing another letter.

Smaug  (Level: 140.7 - Posts: 2772)
Fri, 29th Feb '08 3:59 PM

ahh....took me 10 moves, and 4 of them were on the first puzzle while I was Unclear On the Concept.

Kaufman  (Level: 254.0 - Posts: 3936)
Fri, 29th Feb '08 4:44 PM

The idea of the first being the hardest being lucky is as follows:

On your first puzzle, you don't know the underlying theme of the WP as a whole. You don't know the style of the answers, any common bonds, and so on. Once you've solved the first puzzle, that may allow you to make inferences that will allow you to guess subsequent puzzles with fewer (or zero) letters. Thus, if you would have needed to guess some letters to solve the puzzle you saw first anyway, let them do double duty, and not only help you to get the first answer, but also teach you how to solve your remaining puzzles.

Or to put it in other words, I used letters I probably would have needed anyway if it were my last puzzle to solve my first puzzle. Flip things around, and had one of my other puzzles been first, I might have needed extra letters to solve it.

Smaug  (Level: 140.7 - Posts: 2772)
Fri, 29th Feb '08 5:44 PM

Ken, you ignorant slut.

If you get the concept earlier, the "hard puzzle" may not be so hard.

And what is considered hard to one person may not at all be considered hard by another person.

Easy taught me that.

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Fri, 29th Feb '08 6:20 PM

or big

Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Fri, 29th Feb '08 6:37 PM

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 29th Feb '08 6:48 PM

Has it ever crossed your mind how wierd it is that the phrase "think long and hard about it" has always been a totally acceptable comment in our lives, even in church? Maybe it's just me. Hearing that phrase reduces me to Beavis and Butthead mentality.

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Fri, 29th Feb '08 7:04 PM

Wow, Pepperdoc burned it up! (get it, burned it up.....pepper.......nevermind).

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Fri, 29th Feb '08 7:06 PM

I got it.

I was in a hurry to finish, and I thought - what the heck, if I'm wrong, so what.

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Fri, 29th Feb '08 7:10 PM

Wow, are you related to my husband?

Smaug  (Level: 140.7 - Posts: 2772)
Fri, 29th Feb '08 7:16 PM

Not blood related, like you.

Damn square states...

Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Fri, 29th Feb '08 7:21 PM

There was one that ruined me...if you wish to consider 7 moves "ruined."

Yeah, I was just throwing letters left and right on that one.....

Well done!

Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Fri, 29th Feb '08 7:59 PM

I should have been better - but the double space that kept going in messed something up - and I was having to struggle on it - otherwise it would have been a 5'r

Oldcougar  (Level: 217.3 - Posts: 1935)
Fri, 29th Feb '08 9:05 PM

Messed up on my 5th one, Lovers Leap Year. Guess I've been married so long I forgot about hearts breaking. Now I just have the heartbreak of psoriasis, or something like that

Acofish  (Level: 59.9 - Posts: 98)
Sun, 2nd Mar '08 11:03 PM

ty erin,
my fiancee typed that one...

Erin0620  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 737)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 1:38 PM

she must be a yankee

Acofish  (Level: 59.9 - Posts: 98)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 1:47 PM


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