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Oogie54  (Level: 198.6 - Posts: 1120)
Thu, 19th Jun '08 8:20 PM


Kaelin's Texas,My Texas was Big-Fun!

Lettermanfan1  (Level: 88.3 - Posts: 486)
Thu, 19th Jun '08 8:33 PM

I agree! I lived in Texas as a little girl, and I can't believe how much stuff I still remember. Very fun!

Bigbird  (Level: 236.1 - Posts: 3300)
Thu, 19th Jun '08 8:54 PM

I've never been to Texas, but the puzzle was a great one. Really enjoyed this well written puzzle.

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Thu, 19th Jun '08 8:55 PM

I can't believe I'm saying this: I'm glad Texas History was a required course in school. Yee haw!

Papajensai  (Level: 189.7 - Posts: 1025)
Thu, 19th Jun '08 8:55 PM

Good one. Thanks, Lorri!

Gypsylady  (Level: 140.8 - Posts: 6036)
Thu, 19th Jun '08 9:12 PM

Enjoyed your Texas Wordpuzzle, Lorri! Thank you!


Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Thu, 19th Jun '08 9:21 PM

Great fun and very interesting

Pocahontas1951  (Level: 55.4 - Posts: 172)
Thu, 19th Jun '08 9:46 PM

Very fun puzzle!! I almost got timed out twice with company and then a phone call. I learned a few new things as a BONUS.

Mplaw51  (Level: 176.9 - Posts: 1582)
Thu, 19th Jun '08 9:48 PM

Apparently, I don't know as much as I wish I did! Fun puzzle though, good clues, put together well also.

Bbear  (Level: 159.3 - Posts: 2301)
Thu, 19th Jun '08 10:00 PM

Well written; good clues. Thanks.

1mks  (Level: 208.0 - Posts: 5864)
Thu, 19th Jun '08 10:03 PM

As Bob Bullock always said at the end of any speech he ever gave, "God Bless Texas". It is a great place to live (except in the summer). We may be arrogant but there is a reason. Great quiz Lorri!

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Thu, 19th Jun '08 10:05 PM

It ain't arrogant if it's just fact.

Debbie1957  (Level: 45.7 - Posts: 402)
Thu, 19th Jun '08 10:07 PM

great puzzle had fun and learned a few things about texas.


Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Thu, 19th Jun '08 10:24 PM

Really REALLY enjoyed it, Kaelin! Thanks for building and showing off our state.

Lucimoore  (Level: 180.5 - Posts: 1678)
Thu, 19th Jun '08 10:46 PM

It's a winner Lorri! Great puzzle. I have loads of family there and have always loved visiting, especially when its 30 degrees here and 85 there.

Alvandy  (Level: 225.5 - Posts: 7525)
Thu, 19th Jun '08 10:48 PM

Like almost everyone has said- kudos to Kaelin for writing some great puzzles about Texas.
I enjoyed learning some new facts along the way

Toledosugar  (Level: 51.4 - Posts: 281)
Thu, 19th Jun '08 11:34 PM

Good one. Thanks.

Suzannec  (Level: 243.2 - Posts: 616)
Thu, 19th Jun '08 11:39 PM

Yay! I kept all my points. Texas sounds like a very special place. Great WP. Thanks!

Tresgatos  (Level: 201.7 - Posts: 4144)
Fri, 20th Jun '08 12:40 AM

I really enjoyed this WP, Lorri. Great clues, interesting phrases and educational. Well done!

-- Geri

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Fri, 20th Jun '08 1:55 AM

yeee hah! Finished in less than fifty moves, my modest goal.

Aquamar  (Level: 176.8 - Posts: 904)
Fri, 20th Jun '08 2:40 AM

Kinda tough when you've never been to Texas but I had fun anyway.

Kimoira  (Level: 198.0 - Posts: 1189)
Fri, 20th Jun '08 6:02 AM

Excellent puzzle. The clues were great and I learned a bit about the place that my brother has adopted as his home state!

Oldcougar  (Level: 217.3 - Posts: 1935)
Fri, 20th Jun '08 6:19 AM

Very enjoyable Lorri. Good clues & interesting

Surreyman  (Level: 257.0 - Posts: 2766)
Fri, 20th Jun '08 6:30 AM

Where's Texas?

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 20th Jun '08 8:29 AM

Find York (the first capital) and go south south west. You can't miss it - it's huge.

York has Peppermint Patties, Texas has Ranch Style Beans and Dr. Pepper and the best barbecue.

Papajensai  (Level: 189.7 - Posts: 1025)
Fri, 20th Jun '08 4:33 PM

Go south till you smell it.
Then go west till you step in it.

just kiddin, I lived in Texas as a little kid and have fond memories.

Alvandy  (Level: 225.5 - Posts: 7525)
Fri, 20th Jun '08 5:25 PM

Surreyman- follow Jank's advice.

If you come to the USA- stop by York, PA [buy or lease a Harley-Davidson ] before going to Texas.

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 20th Jun '08 5:35 PM

No need for the jk, Ron. You're exactly right! And we call that scent the smell of $$. That helps us withstand it a bit easier.

Oldcougar  (Level: 217.3 - Posts: 1935)
Fri, 20th Jun '08 5:58 PM

Funny, Janice Around here we say the same thing about the smells from the two Pulp Mills, which are scented like really bad human flatulence. The mills are called Harmac & Crofton, & the local joke goes, Is that you Mac or Harmac, do you do that often or is it Crofton? Fortunately, with upgraded environmental controls, we rarely smell them now. A farmer down the road has the honeywagon deliver goods & spread on his corn fields, somewhat potent but that's country living for ya Only lasts a couple of days & is good use of the local dairy farms refuse. Up with recycling

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Fri, 20th Jun '08 6:18 PM

And I imagine the Ranch Style Beans
add to the odiferous problems in both
Texas, and where you live Randy....

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 20th Jun '08 6:27 PM

My fave thing about Texas is that it's so big you have so many choices. Mountains, beach, trees, desert, humidity.

I love one of our license tag choices - horses in a field looking up at the space shuttle. We are cutting edge fast paced, we are laid back. We are moon landings and rodeos. We are spurs and Gucci.

Maybe NY is "if I can make it here, I can make it anywhere."

But Texas is "if you can't find it here, you can't find it anywhere."

Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Mon, 23rd Jun '08 9:40 AM

For those that asked:
Phrase 1 : Guadalupe Peak has an elevation of eight thousand seven hundred forty nine feet
Clue 1: Highest Peak

Phrase 2: named for General Sam Houston commander at the Battle of San Jacinto
Clue 2: Largest City

Phrase 3: Dallas ran for thirteen seasons and had many wondering who shot J R
Clue 3: I'm a star!

Phrase 4 : Texas comes from tejas a Hasinai Indian word meaning friends or allies
Clue 4: Texas defined

Phrase 5: This thirteen day siege ended in the death of almost all involved
Clue 5: Remember the Alamo!

Phrase 6: The Battle of San Jacinto led by Sam Houston lasted eighteen minutes
Clue 6: short battle

Phrase 7: El Paso is closer to Needles California than it is to Dallas
Clue 7: Texas is BIG

Phrase 8: The first word spoken from the moon was Houston
Clue 8: Moon Word

Phrase 9: Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in eighteen eighty five
Clue 9: soft drink

Phrase 10: The King Ranch in Texas is larger than Rhode Island
Clue 10: Big Ranch

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