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Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Fri, 4th Jul '08 11:07 AM


Good Job - Great Clues!

Zeedee  (Level: 222.2 - Posts: 1088)
Fri, 4th Jul '08 11:27 AM

My first clue left me completely in the dark -- even after I filled in all the squares. I'm still thinking, "Huh??"

Flcyclist  (Level: 122.6 - Posts: 691)
Fri, 4th Jul '08 11:29 AM

Boy! That was one of the hardest Word Puzzles I've taken! The clues only helped a little and tht was after I figured them out!!

Zeedee  (Level: 222.2 - Posts: 1088)
Fri, 4th Jul '08 11:37 AM

Ahhh....I just "got" it. I realize that I must have misread the clue -- and what the real clue really must have been. If it hadn't been my first clue, it probably would not have thrown me so far off. Just luck of the draw, I guess. The rest were no problem.

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Fri, 4th Jul '08 11:49 AM

Sorry, folks. Ironically, I intentionally created a short puzzle after complaints out here from people who don't like long puzzles.
After the quiz is over I can either post the clues and answers or if you want me to send you a PM, I can explain them.
The rhyme time puzzles have been done before, so I thought everyone knew about them...

Alvandy  (Level: 226.0 - Posts: 7527)
Fri, 4th Jul '08 12:09 PM

I was prepared for Pepper's "drift" and scored my best effort. [ Doing recent Carnac puzzles helped , by the way.]

The short clue puzzles can be the easiest--- or the most difficult and frustrating- burning letters and still not sure what the connection is.

I would like to see the entire list later- maybe I got the easier clues.

Osuzannacollage  (Level: 132.1 - Posts: 1299)
Fri, 4th Jul '08 12:15 PM

Why apologize, Pepper? This was a fun puzzle, and the clues were great. I see where some folks got the elusive "5" on it. Good job!


Crazy4games  (Level: 122.7 - Posts: 1020)
Fri, 4th Jul '08 12:29 PM

No need to apologize, Pepper. I really enjoy the rhyme time puzzles. This was a fun puzzle with great clues. Thanks!

Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Fri, 4th Jul '08 12:30 PM

I can't say too much without revealing the plot - but to expand on original post - I belive the clues were well thought out and while they definitely had to make me think alot - it worked my brain which is always good - I was well on my way to a five but on one of them couldn't pull it alltogether and had to do some letters - I would love to see more like this!

Mplaw51  (Level: 176.9 - Posts: 1582)
Fri, 4th Jul '08 12:43 PM

I bombed on the first two burning letter after letter. Then I became inspired and and breezed through the rest. Not too many points though! Fun puzzle, very good clues!

Bbear  (Level: 160.0 - Posts: 2301)
Fri, 4th Jul '08 12:47 PM

Totally, totally tanked the first one; didn't have a clue what the clue meant and lost 1300 points and a ton of turns. After that got the next 3 of five without using a letter. Good puzzle. Personal preference is for longer ones but that's just me. I know it took thought. Thanks.

Bleepy  (Level: 138.8 - Posts: 620)
Fri, 4th Jul '08 12:50 PM

Thanks! Short, or long puzzles - I like the variety! Nice work!!

Acofish  (Level: 59.9 - Posts: 98)
Fri, 4th Jul '08 12:50 PM

Didn't do very good on this one, but enjoyed it! Don't apologize, great puzzle!!


Salzypat  (Level: 154.6 - Posts: 5296)
Fri, 4th Jul '08 1:15 PM

Had a horrible score but I enjoyed the quiz anyway. I thought the clues were right on target for the ones I took and quite clever. It took some thought and effort to come up with the quiz and clues. Good job!

Tresgatos  (Level: 201.7 - Posts: 4147)
Fri, 4th Jul '08 1:16 PM

I love the rhyme time type of WPs and yours was just as high quality as the others -- great job! I had a lot of fun and thought the clues were very helpful. I'd love to be able to do the other five -- fun challenge!

-- Geri

Keithr81052  (Level: 142.2 - Posts: 147)
Fri, 4th Jul '08 2:09 PM

I enjoy the wps but the quality is not what is used to be

Flcyclist  (Level: 122.6 - Posts: 691)
Fri, 4th Jul '08 2:28 PM

I didn't mean to complain even though I did a very poor job! We have thousands of people on Sploofus and it takes all kinds of puzzles to please all of them. Just because I don't do well on the short ones doesn't mean I'm representative! Keep up the good work, Pepper!

Elaine0602  (Level: 48.7 - Posts: 111)
Fri, 4th Jul '08 3:51 PM

I loved this puzzle ! It took alot of pondering and creative thinking , ...but I somehow aced it !! Thanks for a GREAT puzzle!

Debbie1957  (Level: 45.7 - Posts: 402)
Fri, 4th Jul '08 4:58 PM

Very good puzzle had one I got stumped on, the clues were great.


Bluesky  (Level: 67.6 - Posts: 150)
Fri, 4th Jul '08 5:24 PM

Very much enjoyed this puzzle. Variety is the spice of life. Sometimes short and sweet is the best. Once I discovered how you were thinking it made it very easy - but not too easy. Fun!!

Thank you!


Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Fri, 4th Jul '08 7:21 PM

Not just about Pepper's WP, but all the other different ones, I think the different perspectives are great. I'm usually very good on them, and the ones so far this month I've not done very well one - this one brought me back to my game face - I appreciate all the Plat's and the new extra perk.

I say to anyone who thinks they can do it - and especially if they think can do better - if you are Plat - write one - if you are not - upgrade to support the site AND to say "okay - I can do it better" and send it on the way!

Oldcougar  (Level: 217.3 - Posts: 1935)
Fri, 4th Jul '08 7:27 PM

Had to put the ol' thinking cap on but got a 5 no googling. Thought it was clever & the clues excellent. WTG Pepper BTW my next set of puzzles are fairly short too, so hope I can come up to your standard or least not bomb

Spacecat  (Level: 157.2 - Posts: 667)
Fri, 4th Jul '08 8:00 PM

Great puzzle. A tad on the difficult side. A lot depended on which ones came up.

Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Fri, 4th Jul '08 8:54 PM

I don't think googling could have helped Randy - I could be wrong - I just had to try to think of the name of the actor who played the character and something that fit with the second clue - well I guess you could have googled if you remembered the character name and the movie and not the actor -- but as I said - well done word play

Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Fri, 4th Jul '08 11:38 PM

Grrrrr.....missed another Word Puzzle
Sounds as if it was a good one too!!!!

Donleigh  (Level: 146.2 - Posts: 4987)
Fri, 4th Jul '08 11:56 PM

Good puzzle - struggled with the first one so I've (surprise) tanked another WP

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Sat, 5th Jul '08 12:42 AM

For anyone who hadn't done this type of puzzle in the past or the clues didn't lead you to the right answer, I hope the following helps.

Explanation for puzzle:
I tried to pick a signature role or Oscar winning role that an actor or actress is well known for. (I couldn't put actress/actor rhyme time in the title BTW - too many letters)

I only put one name of the movie character, because if I used the movie title or first and last name of the character, I didn't want to mislead the puzzle solver into thinking that it would be a two-word name or the name of the movie.

So, for example, Meryl Streep was nominated for an Oscar for her role as Karen Silkwood in "Silkwood."

For for the clue: Silkwood danger, if you knew Meryl Streep, you knew that one of those names had to rhyme with a synonym for "danger," hence Meryl Peril.

The other roles were: Tom Cruise as Maverick in "Top Gun," Clint (Eastwood) as (Harry) Callahan in "Dirty Harry," Mel (Gibson) as (Mad) Max in the "Mad Max" series of movies, Liz (Taylor) as Cleopatra in "Cleopatra," Helen (Mirren) as the Queen in "The Queen," Greer (Garson) in her Oscar role of (Mrs.) Miniver in "Mrs. Miniver," Clark (Gable) as Rhett (Butler) in "Gone With the Wind", (Christopher) Reeves as Superman in "Superman" and Jimmy (Stewart) as Destry in "Destry Rides Again" the classic where he co-starred with Marlene Dietrich.

Based upon that explanation, here's the rest of the puzzle.

Phrase 2: Cruise Bruise
Clue 1: Maverick contusion

Phrase 3: Clint Splint
Clue 3: Callahan fracture

Phrase 4: Mel Bell
Clue 4: Max chime

Phrase 5: Liz Quiz
Clue 5: Cleopatra test

Phrase 6: Helen felon
Clue 6: Queen criminal

Phrase 7: Greer Fear
Clue 7: Miniver dread

Phrase 8: Clark Spark
Clue 8: Rhett trigger

Phrase 9: Reeves Peeves
Clue 9: Superman irritations

Phrase 10: Jimmy shimmy
Clue 10: Destry dance

Now, does anyone have any ideas for a Welsh cryptogram?

Lamizell  (Level: 108.2 - Posts: 441)
Sat, 5th Jul '08 5:19 AM

I'd have done tons better had I not tried "Brett's" and "Garner" for "Maverick* (I've successfully blocked *Top Gun*) and had I not misread "contusion" as "confusion." Since that was my first puzzle, I was sunk before I got started.

Glad to see some old movies in the mix.

Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Sat, 5th Jul '08 7:04 AM

queen criminal is the one that blew my 5 - because all I was struggling with a criminal world that would rhyme with Ellery - LOL

Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Sat, 5th Jul '08 7:05 AM

oops - word!

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