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Bigdavy  (Level: 140.7 - Posts: 539)
Sun, 11th May '08 8:43 PM


This was a fun WP and I really enjoyed it! I took my time and kept all my points... Good job, Geri!

Kaufman  (Level: 267.7 - Posts: 3941)
Sun, 11th May '08 8:52 PM

I liked it a lot too. Didn't know what to expect from the title, but figured it out soon enough.

Tallactor  (Level: 153.1 - Posts: 423)
Sun, 11th May '08 8:53 PM

Argh! I fell into the old two-versions-of-the-same-thing trap and used the wrong version, costing me a bunch of points (the desired version took me several wrong letters to finally get). Despite that, I thought it was a very clever puzzle. Nicely done!

Debbie1957  (Level: 45.7 - Posts: 402)
Sun, 11th May '08 8:58 PM

Good one liked the way you wrote the puzzle.


Alvandy  (Level: 240.1 - Posts: 7692)
Sun, 11th May '08 9:03 PM

Good set of puzzles.
Wasn't my best performance. They kept me on my toes, but I didn't keep my balance.
No wine ; pretzels and peppermint patties while doing puzzles next time.


Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4285)
Sun, 11th May '08 9:26 PM

I liked this theme! Thanks for the puzzle.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Sun, 11th May '08 9:33 PM

Quite a unique and enjoyable puzzle. Nice bouquet. Has legs.

Bleepy  (Level: 147.2 - Posts: 624)
Sun, 11th May '08 9:37 PM


Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sun, 11th May '08 10:38 PM

great puzzle, one of the cleverest i think

Cypressriver  (Level: 59.9 - Posts: 160)
Sun, 11th May '08 10:40 PM


Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Sun, 11th May '08 10:42 PM

YUP - very clever. I didn't get some of the clues...but still enjoyed it!

Garrybl  (Level: 291.5 - Posts: 6769)
Sun, 11th May '08 10:59 PM

brilliant. one of the best I've ever done. kudos all round.

Mplaw51  (Level: 184.4 - Posts: 1581)
Sun, 11th May '08 11:15 PM

Clever and fun,good job!

Lucimoore  (Level: 192.1 - Posts: 1732)
Sun, 11th May '08 11:19 PM

Great puzzle Geri!

Diva305  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 1655)
Sun, 11th May '08 11:27 PM

HaHa....Thanks for the laughs!
Clever and amusing; it blew my mind.

Chyenn  (Level: 209.4 - Posts: 1332)
Sun, 11th May '08 11:41 PM

Geri, how creative!

i lost some points guessing 3 wrong letters on my first puzzle till i figured out your theme, then you had me chuckling through the rest.

Spacecat  (Level: 164.5 - Posts: 673)
Sun, 11th May '08 11:43 PM

Excellent. Truly an original idea for a WP.

Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Sun, 11th May '08 11:54 PM

Most enjoyable, Geri! I had a ball taking this excellently constructed WP. Good job!


Crazy4games  (Level: 124.7 - Posts: 1019)
Mon, 12th May '08 12:18 AM

Fun puzzle Geri! Thanks for plenty of chuckles.

Salzypat  (Level: 161.3 - Posts: 5414)
Mon, 12th May '08 1:49 AM

Great fun! I really enjoyed this puzzle and the humor along with it. Hope you do more...

Gypsylady  (Level: 148.2 - Posts: 6097)
Mon, 12th May '08 2:24 AM

Enjoyed your puzzle, Geri! Thank you!


Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Mon, 12th May '08 2:39 AM

Unique topic
FUNNY answers
helpful clues
Great quiz
Thank you Geri

Pafork  (Level: 132.0 - Posts: 536)
Mon, 12th May '08 2:39 AM

Great puzzle! That was quite clever and a lot of fun.

Kimoira  (Level: 212.9 - Posts: 1195)
Mon, 12th May '08 5:16 AM

that was incredible- loved it!

Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Mon, 12th May '08 6:03 AM

Very nice, Geri!

Maurlin  (Level: 220.5 - Posts: 2707)
Mon, 12th May '08 6:20 AM

Loved it. Very clever!

Oldcougar  (Level: 228.1 - Posts: 1935)
Mon, 12th May '08 6:21 AM

Nice job, Geri Clever girl

Nelly  (Level: 179.8 - Posts: 1167)
Mon, 12th May '08 6:50 AM

Not a very good score but I loved it! Thanks Geri! Lost most of my points on a 3 letter word - silly me!

Joanneeberlin  (Level: 189.8 - Posts: 686)
Mon, 12th May '08 7:08 AM

I liked it very much also - very clever! Keep them coming!


Tresgatos  (Level: 214.8 - Posts: 4413)
Mon, 12th May '08 2:41 PM

Hi everyone,
Sorry it took me so long to thank you for all of your comments -- my refrigerator bit the dust, and I had to buy a new one and arrange for delivery pronto. Now I'm trying to eat up as much as possible that's in the freezer, but I have a small tummy, so it'll be tough. Anyone want to help?

Anyway, thank you all for your kind and generous comments, and I'm glad you enjoyed the puzzle! I knew I was taking a little bit of a risk with it since it was kind of offbeat, but ultimately I decided it was worth it to go ahead.

I'd like to thank my editor Sploofishy, who was very patient and allowed me to change my clues at the last minute. You see, I think I'd made the puzzle too difficult to begin with, and I didn't want to frustrate all of you. It was tough coming up with clues that pointed you in the right direction without giving too much away. I'd also like to thank Sploofishy for encouraging me to go ahead with this puzzle rather than an alternate.

As others have said, I have a new respect for all the editors who create WPs on a regular basis. I do hope we have the opportunity to create more WPs in the future, as I have lots more fiendish ideas up my sleeve.

Thanks again!
-- Geri

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Mon, 12th May '08 2:58 PM

I think I had Lane's same problem, but lots of fun - thanks!

Kaufman  (Level: 267.7 - Posts: 3941)
Mon, 12th May '08 3:35 PM

Hey Geri, off-topic, but you really ought to update your profile. I see you've done well in some more Word Matches since you wrote it.

1mks  (Level: 219.5 - Posts: 5925)
Mon, 12th May '08 6:07 PM

Much fun! Thanks.

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Mon, 12th May '08 6:23 PM

Geri, your puzzle certainly explained a lot of the "Great Truths' to me!!
Thank you for the enlightenment....


Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Mon, 12th May '08 6:42 PM

Offbeat good.

Tallactor  (Level: 153.1 - Posts: 423)
Mon, 12th May '08 8:21 PM

Just curious-- did anyone besides me lose points by guessing "I bit off my nose to spite my face" rather than "I cut off my nose"? In googling the two phrases I discovered that "cut off" was much more common, but "bit off" is the way I've always heard it. Not that "bit off my nose" makes any logical sense--I think that's why I've always thought of it as a funny cliche. So was I the only one to lose points because of that?

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Mon, 12th May '08 8:33 PM


Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Mon, 12th May '08 8:35 PM

I've always heard "cut off"

Garrybl  (Level: 291.5 - Posts: 6769)
Mon, 12th May '08 10:04 PM

me too suzer and tallactor.
UK version definitely cut (based on a sample of one)

Flcyclist  (Level: 131.1 - Posts: 691)
Mon, 12th May '08 10:20 PM

Very clever and entertaining puzzle. It was a lot of fun and I loved it!

Tresgatos  (Level: 214.8 - Posts: 4413)
Tue, 13th May '08 9:05 AM

Thanks very much for the further comments!

Except for one phrase which was a song title, all had to do with a common idiomatic expression having to do with body parts (hence the title), and then for most of them, I tried to add a quirky but hopefully logical twist. My goal was to try to tell a little tale, "How I Came Apart," via the phrases, and by the end, the main character, so to speak, would be fairly well dismembered.

The expression, "I cut off my nose to spite my face," just happened to be tailor-made for my WP all by itself, so I didn't have to mess with it. I did use a reference book to verify the expression, just in case. The book I used is called NTC's American Idioms Dictionary by Richard A. Spears.

Anyway, Lane, I'm sorry you lost points for that one phrase! Perhaps my clue for that one could have been better. Another clue for that phrase that I considered was "sharp temper?" That might have helped you to rule out "bite off" as opposed to "cut off."

-- Geri

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Tue, 13th May '08 9:22 AM

I thought Lane's problem, like mine, was paying an arm and a leg for a plain old car instead of a BMW.

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