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heidi
Heidi  (Level: 36.2 - Posts: 694)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 8:40 AM

SPORTING NUMBERS

This one actually hurt my brain immensely!!!

achad
Achad  (Level: 204.1 - Posts: 661)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 9:00 AM

Who were these people? I reckon I've heard of about 5 of the ones I got, the rest it was a case of throw letters away until the grid filled up.

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 9:03 AM

All I can say is there BETTER be some race car numbers in there!



kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 9:14 AM

Do snooker players wear numbers?

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 9:28 AM

Tylenol, anyone?

winddancer41
Winddancer41  (Level: 63.3 - Posts: 1113)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 10:01 AM

I can't believe i actually came away with 4400 points. But my reord is still intact i haven't bailed on a word puzzle yet. But was pushing the limit on this one. charlotte

kimoira
Kimoira  (Level: 201.4 - Posts: 1190)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 10:21 AM

I've never been so in the dark on a WP yet. I have a bit of a problem with random use of nicknames for some and not others- just made it that much more confusing. Also a misspelled name which I've sent in a ticket for so beware.

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 10:32 AM


I thought I'd be in first place with 44 and erin had 19 moves less.

erin0620
Erin0620  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 737)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 10:39 AM

as we say in the South, (and also an explanation for our notoriously low standardized test scores) that's what ya git fer thinkin'!


I googled.

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 10:41 AM

hell, so did I.

erin0620
Erin0620  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 737)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 10:43 AM

Oh. Then I'm just smarter than you.

erin0620
Erin0620  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 737)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 10:47 AM

Yup, a 30 year old Southern house wife is smarter than John "Smaug" Galt

Who is this, mystery worker, John Galt, anyways?

bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.2 - Posts: 3300)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 10:48 AM

I'm not a sports person - I never heard of 90% of those folks - I have a headache!

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 10:49 AM

Can any non-googlers beat my score?

erin0620
Erin0620  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 737)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 10:52 AM

kaufman smarter than everybody

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 11:38 AM

not news

pafork
Pafork  (Level: 132.0 - Posts: 537)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 11:49 AM

I did Ken, but it took me much longer. (It's good you don't like or don't have time to stare at the screen as long as some of us do or I think you might win every day. )
I was actually surprised to recognize as many names as I did, (hooray for big brothers!) but I think my score was helped as much by being good at letter combos than sports knowledge.

I need to go let my brain unravel now...




kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 11:58 AM

And of course tons of non-googlers whipped me last night, at least those who didn't have to assemble the last name of those darn sextuplets!

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 12:14 PM

Ugh, I had those. Took me lots-o-letters.

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 12:21 PM

Missed the 'tuplets but Gary Coleman's parents had their way with me.

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 12:23 PM

Gary Coleman had parents? Glad I didn't get that one.

And you rock, Shauna.

siouxsie
Siouxsie  (Level: 104.6 - Posts: 145)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 1:13 PM

I am so not a sports fan so I googled my fanny off, but I had fun and learned a lot. And came in only two behind Slicko!

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 2:41 PM

No googling - attempted and was wasted - don't know how googlers would have really found anything with most of these unless there is a hidden list.

I have said you should never bail - and came very very close on this one, the mixed names with nicknames was very off putting for me, anyway.

I know that someone out there that loves sports is going to beat the kaufman score - and for them, I'm happy that this puzzle was here for me, hope not to see one again any time soon

taco24
Taco24  (Level: 131.0 - Posts: 589)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 3:05 PM

Hmmm. I may not even try. Sports gives me the vapors anyway. Not certain how googling would help me either.

I am so NOT encouraged after reading the responses from you guys. I will pass, and twiddle my fingers until the next one. Plus, I screwed up on the toys. I could not spell one word to save my life. Drats!

Thank you for listening to my spiel.

taco24
Taco24  (Level: 131.0 - Posts: 589)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 3:09 PM

and WTG to Heidi. Saw your name all over the place recently. Check out the quiz authoring page/pts. Woohoo!



alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.1 - Posts: 7560)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 3:15 PM

Googling helped me some- but it was my decent knowledge of sports that helped me most. This was either a "fair" or "unfair" quiz depending on your sports trivia i.q.

That's what makes these Sploofus word puzzle quizzes so cool.
You can't live with them-- and can't live without them.




Note to : Smoke 20- you should have been thrilled!
Note to Smaug: I hope you win one of these soon.
Note to Ayn Rand: I shruggged!




kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 3:20 PM

Yep - I was going to say something to smoke - that GOD she's educated us

oldcougar
Oldcougar  (Level: 219.7 - Posts: 1935)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 3:57 PM

Very tricky, especially when someone has more than one nickname Need a beer

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 5:10 PM

here Randy - you can have mine - that's why I'm holding it out!

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 5:51 PM

GOOD GOD!

acofish
Acofish  (Level: 59.9 - Posts: 98)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 6:09 PM

kaufman, got me by 30 secs...
i take every WP i'm here for, always finish them, and never google. how about everyone else? i never thought about any of those methods. why would someone bail? just out of frustration? or does it help with rankings? yall got me scratching my bald head in my normal state of confusion...

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 7:35 PM

Sometimes if it's a topic I'm not the least bit interested in, I'll start it and bail just to see the lineup of how everyone else is doing, since you can't see without partaking.

osuzannacollage
Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 7:43 PM


I never bail on a Word Puzzle, even when it's frustrating or I'm not familiar with the topic. It may have something to do with my desire to finish things that I start -- wish that would be applied to certain other parts of my life right now!

Is there some kind of points advantage to ditching on the puzzle before completion that I'm not aware of now? Or do folks bail because they simply don't find it that amusing?

Susan

kimoira
Kimoira  (Level: 201.4 - Posts: 1190)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 7:45 PM

Some puzzles cry out to be googled but you need to have a really good idea of what it is you're looking to google for it to do any good

I tried googling on this one but it was pretty hopeless, however I did find a misspelled name that way which was quickly corrected.

I have bailed in the past usually due to time constraints.I have been booted out if I'm at work and get interrupted taking too much time to finish it. Otherwise I try to stick it out and finish no matter what.

erin0620
Erin0620  (Level: 77.2 - Posts: 737)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 9:59 PM

I found every single one of mine under wiki "3" or "24" or whatever number. I did them backwards, because some of them had nicknames, so I entered e,a,i,o and went by last names. If the name before it was off, I knew to look up a nickname. I know nothing of sports. As an example to my absolute ignorance, I used to sell tv as time for a local NBC affiliate, and tried selling a football sports package by telling them the got a commercial every inning.

siouxsie
Siouxsie  (Level: 104.6 - Posts: 145)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 10:22 PM

LOL, Erin! I, too, used the Wikipedia number pages. They have a subheading for "sports."

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 10:25 PM

I'm taking it you guys got my 20, and I had to settle for 3, 24, 88, 14 and 44?

It was a real challenge, since I've been spelling one name nodroG for 10 years.

oldcougar
Oldcougar  (Level: 219.7 - Posts: 1935)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 10:31 PM

I got Tony Stewart,Donna

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 10:38 PM

I had Tony Stewart. Twice.

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 10:42 PM

LIAR!!! YOU TAKE THAT BACK!!!

tallactor
Tallactor  (Level: 153.1 - Posts: 423)
Mon, 3rd Mar '08 11:48 PM

I unfortunately had to bail on this one because I only had 15 minutes to do it and the first puzzle took me five, so it was bail or be late for work. So much for my first place slot on the leaderboard (which would have been overtaken by someone else eventually, I'm sure).

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Tue, 4th Mar '08 12:04 AM

That's a good way to look at it.

pafork
Pafork  (Level: 132.0 - Posts: 537)
Tue, 4th Mar '08 2:50 AM

You have a lot of willpower Lane. I usually just end up late for work.

(btw Donna - I had Tony Stewart too. He gets around apparently.)

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Tue, 4th Mar '08 12:26 PM

And around and around - several hundred times most weekends!




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