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Bleepy  (Level: 149.1 - Posts: 628)
Thu, 3rd Jul '08 11:58 AM


From one Pennsylvanian (former) to another...GREAT puzzle! You definately deserve 5/5 Peppermint Patties for your work.!

Bigdavy  (Level: 142.1 - Posts: 537)
Thu, 3rd Jul '08 12:35 PM

I also enjoyed this puzzle, good job Al!

Debbie1957  (Level: 45.7 - Posts: 402)
Thu, 3rd Jul '08 12:40 PM

good puzzle totally enjoyed it.


Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Thu, 3rd Jul '08 12:51 PM

Nice puzzle. I did better than I expected. When I saw the title I said "Oh crap!", or something like that. Pleasantly surprised.

Lucimoore  (Level: 194.2 - Posts: 1738)
Thu, 3rd Jul '08 12:52 PM

Informative and fun puzzle Al. Nice work.

Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Thu, 3rd Jul '08 1:00 PM

Perfect for the upcoming holiday. Thanks!

Gypsylady  (Level: 149.4 - Posts: 6108)
Thu, 3rd Jul '08 1:29 PM

Enjoyed your Wordpuzzle, Al! Thanks! Seems like the last couple of days for whatever reason, when I choose a certain vowel, I won't say which one, I must double click or something, because I end up with a wrong letter which hardly ever shows up in a puzzle. Think I need to pay more attention!


Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Thu, 3rd Jul '08 1:30 PM

Great puzzle Al....
Even for non-Americans
like me....

Zeedee  (Level: 235.6 - Posts: 1088)
Thu, 3rd Jul '08 1:48 PM

Fun puzzle. I used too many moves, but at least I kept all my points.

Tresgatos  (Level: 217.4 - Posts: 4456)
Thu, 3rd Jul '08 1:56 PM

Great puzzle, Al, I really enjoyed it, thanks! It was an excellent tribute to D.C. Excellent clues and interesting phrases to decipher made it lots of fun.

-- Geri

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4285)
Thu, 3rd Jul '08 2:47 PM

Nice puzzle for the day before July 4th. Thanks!

Okuome1  (Level: 33.0 - Posts: 89)
Thu, 3rd Jul '08 4:30 PM

I'm in 50th place (at the moment) and there are 50 states!
Great Puzzle Al

Garrybl  (Level: 294.3 - Posts: 6808)
Thu, 3rd Jul '08 5:17 PM

OK, something seriously wrong here.
If a Brit without using google can be second in this puzzle (OK it wont last) then remedial history lessons are required all round.


Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Thu, 3rd Jul '08 6:23 PM

Loved this puzzle, Al! Definitely has me in the holiday spirit now -- am feeling quite patriotic and proud to be an American. Thank you! Great job!


Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Thu, 3rd Jul '08 6:29 PM

Great puzzle Al

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4593)
Thu, 3rd Jul '08 6:39 PM

Al, buddy, you're the guy (as Monk would say).

Diva305  (Level: 153.6 - Posts: 1656)
Thu, 3rd Jul '08 7:28 PM

Donleigh  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5477)
Thu, 3rd Jul '08 8:08 PM

Good puzzle - learned some things. I won't remember them next week, but at least I learned something today

Alvandy  (Level: 242.0 - Posts: 7725)
Thu, 3rd Jul '08 9:06 PM

Thanks to everyone for their kind thoughts and kudos. My inspiration for this puzzle came after I traveled to Washington, DC a few weeks ago-- visiting several of the historic landmarks. I requested a launch near July 4, envisioning it as an appropriate reminder of our nation's heritage. I wanted the facts to allow for a fair and meaningful puzzle for all Sploofusers to take across the world. A history lesson is appropriate every now and then. The best way to protect Democracy is to remember its roots.
Most everyone scored well- so congratulations for your efforts.
A special thank you to Sploofernatural, for excellent suggestions for editing a few phrases down to the new character limitations.
[And take Garybl's suggestion to good heart- congrats to him for his love of history- see his post earlier]

Here are all ten phrases.

in eighteen hundred washington was established as the capital of the usa ("Seat of U.S. government")
erected in his memory the obelisk stands five hundred fifty five feet tall ("Washington Monument")
his statue is surrounded by inscription panels of his most famous writings ("The Jefferson Memorial")
the declaration of independence the constitution and the bill of rights ("In the National Archives")
the executive mansion is located at sixteen hundred pennsylvania avenue ("The White House")
worlds largest document repository serves as the research arm of congress ("Library of Congress")
surprisingly was not provided its own building until nineteen thirty five ("The Supreme Court")
the presidents state of the union address is delivered to congress yearly ("At the U.S. Capitol")
site of martin luther kings i have a dream speech in nineteen sixty three ("The Lincoln Memorial")
tomb of the unknown soldier and the eternal flame at john f kennedys grave ("At Arlington Cemetery")

Happy 4th of July!


Diva305  (Level: 153.6 - Posts: 1656)
Thu, 3rd Jul '08 9:10 PM

Thanks for posting the answers Al!

It's interesting to see; wish everyone would.

Toledosugar  (Level: 51.4 - Posts: 279)
Thu, 3rd Jul '08 9:42 PM

Most appropriate and a very good puzzle. Thanks.

Headylamar  (Level: 154.8 - Posts: 740)
Thu, 3rd Jul '08 10:24 PM

Well done, Al! Thanks!

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2853)
Fri, 4th Jul '08 12:38 AM

Talking about a History lessons....
JANK just posted (on another thread) the history of Public Schools
- started so all American children could get a basic education and
READ THE BIBLE. Now Religion and the 10 commandments have been
taken out of the schools....with dire effects on levels of violence etc.
Interesting from both a Historical and a Moral point of view.

Oldcougar  (Level: 229.6 - Posts: 1935)
Fri, 4th Jul '08 12:57 AM

Great puzzle Al Ya got me on repository versus depository, then burned a couple more letters 'cause I couldn't figure out what was wrong Oh well, enjoyed it, just the same

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