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Suzannec  (Level: 243.7 - Posts: 616)
Thu, 29th May '08 9:19 PM


What a nice WP. I was afraid to attempt this one but I ended up loving it. Great job!

Bbear  (Level: 160.0 - Posts: 2301)
Thu, 29th May '08 9:22 PM

Excellent! My husband is a professor in a prestigious university teaching music theory and this kicked his butt. Great puzzle! How did you do sliko?

Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Thu, 29th May '08 9:35 PM

Absolutely loved it.

Debbie1957  (Level: 45.7 - Posts: 402)
Thu, 29th May '08 10:16 PM

I liked it it was fun.


Tallactor  (Level: 153.1 - Posts: 423)
Thu, 29th May '08 10:25 PM

I enjoyed the puzzle, but one title seems to be misspelled, or at least a less common alternate, so beware.

Tallactor  (Level: 153.1 - Posts: 423)
Thu, 29th May '08 10:34 PM

P.S. I have sent in a support ticket for the above problem.

Alvandy  (Level: 226.0 - Posts: 7527)
Thu, 29th May '08 10:37 PM

I must be getting more culture since joining Sploofus.
I did very well.
Excellent clues to match the puzzles.
Congrats Rowlanda. [remember my spelling!-- ]

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Thu, 29th May '08 11:32 PM

Good stuff, Row. That was a great WP!

Now everybody go on vacation or something so I can stay in the top 10.

You know - I'm the weirdest music teacher I know. I LOVE singing arias, but I hate sitting through an opera. I can't seem to mentally handle everything being sung - I start wanting to claw the paint off the wall. Les Mis provokes the same reaction, and it's my absolute fave.

Donleigh  (Level: 146.2 - Posts: 4989)
Thu, 29th May '08 11:45 PM

I knew all the operas within one letter but, once again, cannot get one word in the puzzle without a lot of guesses.

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Thu, 29th May '08 11:54 PM

Jank....have you been snacking on lead paint chips AGAIN????
Good cats do not scatch walls....

Thank you for the complimentary remarks, I do appreciate them.
When writing the 10 puzzles, I put them in a particular order so
people could see how unimportant the story is, to the enjoyment
of opera. As with's the theme not the content
that's important....

Now that it's my turn to be on the "hotseat" as a Puzzle author....
I find that the WORST thing about it is - now I'm going to have to
wait ANOTHER 12 hours to experience the fun and challenge of doing
a Word Puzzle

Tresgatos  (Level: 201.7 - Posts: 4149)
Fri, 30th May '08 12:25 AM

Did you take your own WP? If not, it's OK to do so. It might not be very fun since you wrote it, but I found it interesting to take my own WP.

Anyway, thank you for a wonderful opera WP! Your clues were easy to follow, and I enjoyed all of my phrases. Lots of fun! Now just cue some music!

-- Geri

Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Fri, 30th May '08 12:59 AM

RowRow - I was terrified of your puzzle but I did it and kept all my points! Thanks for writing it so us non-melodramatic people could finish it.

Fudypatootie  (Level: 194.9 - Posts: 1302)
Fri, 30th May '08 1:00 AM

And upon looking them up, what fascinating stories. Not being an opera fan, I was unfamiliar with them, but now I'm curious as to whether I would enjoy them. Thanks for the enlightenment!

Gypsylady  (Level: 141.1 - Posts: 6037)
Fri, 30th May '08 1:00 AM

Enjoyed your wordpuzzle, Rolanda! Thanks!


Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Fri, 30th May '08 1:02 AM

You are bodging me!!!!
There are no non-melodramatic
people on this here Island....

Lucimoore  (Level: 181.3 - Posts: 1680)
Fri, 30th May '08 1:12 AM

BRAVO! Thanks so much for taking me back where I so used to love to be. Scored terribly and made so many spelling errors, just my stupidity of not reading what I keyed. Encore, Madame!

Bleepy  (Level: 139.0 - Posts: 620)
Fri, 30th May '08 1:12 AM

AWESOME!! I thought that I would have to make a ton of guesses, but...I had a fast trigger finger and made about 4 STUPID errors instead. The level of the puzzle was perfect for non-opera lovers! THANKS!!

Kimoira  (Level: 198.6 - Posts: 1189)
Fri, 30th May '08 6:01 AM

Enjoyed this as well . I have to agree with Bleepy that I made a couple of errors that were avoidable.

It is one thing to misspell a word but when there is an extra space between two words it counts as an error as well.

It's hard for me to tell where an extra space is if I have one, so it's a matter of trying to backspace between several words to see where it is. This leads to other issues if it's a long sentence sometimes the words get jumbled up.

Is there a way to correct the extra space issue?

Mplaw51  (Level: 176.9 - Posts: 1582)
Fri, 30th May '08 6:06 AM

Happy to say I kept all my points and I'm not an opera buff. Happier still that I knew all that were used in the puzzles I had. Still didn't stop my usual high score....I just don't have the patience to sit and figure it out....
Fine puzzle, well done!

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Fri, 30th May '08 6:09 AM

I've even seen several of these operas and still did terribly. Maybe someone can give me some tips on solving wps. I suck.

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Fri, 30th May '08 6:10 AM

Oh, and thank you Rowlanda for writing an interesting puzzle!

4getful1  (Level: 173.9 - Posts: 2881)
Fri, 30th May '08 6:11 AM

What they all said. Lovely puzzle, Rowlanda. Thanks for writing it.

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Fri, 30th May '08 6:49 AM

Enjoyed the WP, even though I'm marginal on what I know about opera.

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Fri, 30th May '08 8:03 AM

Who knew opera rocked? Great puzzle, Row, enjoyed it immensely, right to the end.

Well done, girlfriend!

Allena  (Level: 254.0 - Posts: 1388)
Fri, 30th May '08 8:37 AM

Porn has content?

Papajensai  (Level: 190.6 - Posts: 1025)
Fri, 30th May '08 8:56 AM

I recall Tony Randall talking about grand opera on late night television and exulting over how dirty the plots often are, once you get through translating into your first language. Kind of high class porn.

Really enjoyed your WP, Row!

Allena  (Level: 254.0 - Posts: 1388)
Fri, 30th May '08 9:30 AM

OK, Ron, but I think you are stretching.

Salzypat  (Level: 154.6 - Posts: 5296)
Fri, 30th May '08 10:13 AM

Enjoyed your puzzle, Rowlanda, although I admit I was worried about taking it. The first puzzle took 25 (!) moves; after that I didn't do quite so badly. I know almost nothing about opera (note my score for proof) but it was a good puzzle and a learning experience for me. Thanks for producing a great puzzle.

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Fri, 30th May '08 10:35 AM

My problem is the opposite. I always have to edit carefully
otherwise my sentences would be the longest in history....
with NO spaces

You've heard of Rock Operas, haven't you Smoke....and thanks
for the compliments

And Jim - you BAD boy - you have to turn the sound ON
when you're watching those kind of movies!!!!
Or is talking a "distraction" for you????

Praetorian  (Level: 149.1 - Posts: 344)
Fri, 30th May '08 10:37 AM

Great WP Rowlanda! I actually learned something this time!

Luvnmexsun  (Level: 147.4 - Posts: 711)
Fri, 30th May '08 10:42 AM

Ditto! Well done!

Thanks, Sun

Nelly  (Level: 169.8 - Posts: 1167)
Fri, 30th May '08 4:56 PM

Great puzzle Rowlanda. Enjoyed it very much. Thank you!

Pocahontas1951  (Level: 55.4 - Posts: 172)
Fri, 30th May '08 5:40 PM

Enjoyed your puzzle Row, more please! Great job.


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