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donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Fri, 28th Mar '08 8:19 PM

BOOKS AND AUTHORS-NOT

Did three,,,,two of which were so stupid and meaningless I bailed aand almost broke my keyboard.

tallactor
Tallactor  (Level: 153.1 - Posts: 423)
Fri, 28th Mar '08 9:27 PM

When this puzzle is over I want someone to explain to me two of the ones I got, which were totally meaningless to me. If there are puns involved, they are puns I can't find, no matter how many times I say them aloud. I'm sure they mean something to somebody, but not to me!

taco24
Taco24  (Level: 131.5 - Posts: 589)
Fri, 28th Mar '08 10:08 PM

I am so relieved I am not alone. I felt utterly mystified. Even after finially solving, I simply stared.

Yes, when someone has the time, please explain.

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 205.1 - Posts: 4199)
Fri, 28th Mar '08 10:45 PM

I did really awful on this WP because, like others, I was having trouble with seeing the intended puns. But after finishing, I understood, and I thought some were pretty funny. Once this one is over, I'll explain. I'm new, but sharing phrases here seems to be kosher, eh? I've seen others post their phrases once the WPs are over.

-- Geri

oldcougar
Oldcougar  (Level: 220.4 - Posts: 1935)
Sat, 29th Mar '08 12:00 AM

I had one that I just don't get Very tricky with no clues.

zeedee
Zeedee  (Level: 224.7 - Posts: 1088)
Sat, 29th Mar '08 4:42 AM

This puzzle was definitely NOT one of my favorites.

lamizell
Lamizell  (Level: 108.2 - Posts: 441)
Sat, 29th Mar '08 5:13 AM

HATE!

maurlin
Maurlin  (Level: 213.5 - Posts: 2672)
Sat, 29th Mar '08 6:23 AM

I want to find out about 2 of them that made no sense to me. It was really frustrating to have only 1 open space in a puzzle and have absolutely no idea which of the few remaining letter could acually fit in and make sense.

revdodd
Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Sat, 29th Mar '08 7:27 AM

I rearely complain, and will patiently wait for an explanation on the first two APs that took me 24 letters EACH to get....but I will certainly appreciate someone telling us what the heck they meant.



nelly
Nelly  (Level: 172.0 - Posts: 1167)
Sat, 29th Mar '08 8:01 AM

Should have been 'groan' not 'grin'! Sorry!

banomet
Banomet  (Level: 175.1 - Posts: 266)
Sat, 29th Mar '08 8:35 AM

I'm still confused by 2 that I got.

maurlin
Maurlin  (Level: 213.5 - Posts: 2672)
Sat, 29th Mar '08 9:00 AM

The 2 I was confused by were:

the anniversary present by robin duellers (I think the first word would be robe, but no clue about what the other part is)
and
getting that quick sale by floggit and runn

Is flogg it a British slang term? I supposed that the Editor is British because of the extra u in humour.

suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Sat, 29th Mar '08 9:05 AM

I think Robin Duellers is 'robbing jewelers' (which works better if you say it with a British accent).

I didn't get the 'flogging' puzzle, but it does sound like Brit-slang to me.

I didn't hate this puzzle, and I don't remember my tricky ones, but I do remember more head scratching then grinning.

But it was only 5 minutes out of my life. I'm over it.

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Sat, 29th Mar '08 9:09 AM

I fell asleep and missed doing it - defintely don't get robin duellers? Will be interested to see the other head scratchers

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 280.2 - Posts: 6646)
Sat, 29th Mar '08 9:26 AM

To flog something means to sell it (cheap).
So flog it and run away.

Hope that helps.
Robbing jewellers is indeed the way it is supposed to sound. I had both of these two and I'm sure the english background did help me.

Swings and roundabouts....

tallactor
Tallactor  (Level: 153.1 - Posts: 423)
Sat, 29th Mar '08 9:58 AM

The "Robin Duellers" was one of the two that didn't make sense to me, and "robbing jewelers" wouldn't have occurred to me in a hundred years. The other one that needs explaining to me was "The Cowboy Builders by Bodgit and Scarpers." I think that "scarper" is English slang for run away, but what that or Bodgit has to do with either cowboys or builders is beyond me. Could someone explain that one?

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 205.1 - Posts: 4199)
Sat, 29th Mar '08 10:02 AM

My phrases were:

archery skills by eamonn target

military humour by major laugh

world domination by o baymee (In terms of the author's name, I was looking too hard for a better play on O. Henry and didn't even understand "o baymee" at first, but then once I saw it, I thought it was clever.)

litigation explained by sue ennywon (Again, I was thickheaded and just didn't see this pun, even after I'd figured out "sue" as the "author's" first name. I used up really a lot of moves on this phrase. But again, once I saw the pun, I found it amusing.)

aquatic animals by ali gator

Despite the difficulty I had, overall I still give this one a thumbs up. I thought it was good exercise for my brain.
-- Geri

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Sat, 29th Mar '08 10:39 AM

Lots of picking, no grinning. I would've been in the 60s had I not had a glitch, a reset, and the same first puzzle repeated.

I figured it could only be robbing jewelers, but that was well after the fact and no help with the puzzle. Same with the cowboy. Botch it, maybe?

Are cowboy builders freelance home remodelers?

I generally have no problems with British spellings but I'm legally pundeaf, and puns on another country's slang is way too much of a reach for me.

Onward, upward!



papermanbill
Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1313)
Sat, 29th Mar '08 10:58 AM

At least we can guess !!

diva305
Diva305  (Level: 146.8 - Posts: 1652)
Sat, 29th Mar '08 11:22 AM

What? You didn't get those GREAT clues?

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