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slicko
Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 11:57 AM

SUZER22'S POETIC SCANSION

Wonderful WP - thought I was back in high school English there for a few minutes - great choices. Thanks

marynuala
Marynuala  (Level: 133.7 - Posts: 994)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 12:52 PM

I totally agree - very well composed.

bbear
Bbear  (Level: 161.7 - Posts: 2301)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 2:21 PM

Between my husband and I we have about 40 years of education and had to use a dictionary to figure out which foot was who. Excellent, mind bending puzzle. Agree with Slicko, took me back!

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 280.2 - Posts: 6643)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 2:36 PM

All those years of Greek and Latin still were not enough to beat slicko....


pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 2:42 PM

Tell me about it.

I think I just had a high school English flashback.

It was fun and totally doable once I figured out the heck what to do.

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 3:14 PM

Clues weren't much help to me but the phrases are well known that it was easy to figure out the phrases without knowing what the heck I was doing! Interesting puzzle and I really enjoyed it. Well done!

suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 4:07 PM

I was worried that it might come off a little "scholarly" - but I figured you would all google "scansion" if you didn't remember what that was, and then google the clues

Thanks to those of you who made it past the English lesson and wrote such positive comments afterward! And a big thanks to those of you who hated it and chose not to say anything!!

I saved a copy as a test for my students in the fall, after our unit on scansion of course!

zeedee
Zeedee  (Level: 224.7 - Posts: 1088)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 4:38 PM

Hey, it's good to throw a little "scholarliness" into the mix from time to time.
Enjoyed it.

papermanbill
Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1313)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 4:44 PM

All my days and nights of studying finally paid off. All kidding aside, good puzzle. BTW was senator Gramm talking about me the other day.

koota
Koota  (Level: 181.9 - Posts: 2104)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 5:01 PM

Excellent WP, Suzer! I enjoyed this puzzle even if I'll be lucky to keep my Top 100 standing.

bluesky
Bluesky  (Level: 68.2 - Posts: 150)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 5:19 PM

Loved this puzzle. I always enjoyed English class and miss this type of thing. Thanks for taking me back to pleasant times and good memories. Good Job!!

Patty

pafork
Pafork  (Level: 132.0 - Posts: 537)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 5:25 PM

Fantastic puzzle Suzer - very fun.

revdodd
Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 5:34 PM

There once was a Sloofuser named Dodd
Who found today's puzzle quite odd.
The letters got used,
His score got abused,
'Cause his poetry knowledge was flawed.



crazy4games
Crazy4games  (Level: 123.0 - Posts: 1020)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 5:38 PM

I hear ya, Rev.

Nice puzzle, but the clues were wasted on me. I managed to muddle through, and enjoyed it just the same. Thanks.

debbie1957
Debbie1957  (Level: 45.7 - Posts: 402)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 5:53 PM

I enjoyed the puzzle, keeps my mind busy.

Debbie

keithr81052
Keithr81052  (Level: 144.5 - Posts: 147)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 6:15 PM

good puzzle but the clues mean't nothing to me

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 257.0 - Posts: 3936)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 6:20 PM

I dictionaried "scansion" and it didn't help. And I'm still wondering what the part of the pregnancy in which the toes develop had to do with any of the puzzles.

mplaw51
Mplaw51  (Level: 179.5 - Posts: 1582)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 6:38 PM

I got the concept, but two of the quotes I didn't have the pleasure of hearing before...my loss. The rest was a lovely stroll down memory lane. Well done, nice research into which quote fit which measure.

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 7:06 PM

That's about as good as it gets for all kinds of reasons.

aquamar
Aquamar  (Level: 179.0 - Posts: 910)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 7:18 PM

Great puzzle and the clues were wonderfully helpful.

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 7:52 PM

I wikie'd scansion - took me back years LOL - the clues didn't really help me figure out the puzzles, but at least I knew what I was working on

Nice job!

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 8:20 PM

Wonderful Suzer....
Thanks for a "scholarly" and fun puzzle
Took me back a decade or four!!!!

lucimoore
Lucimoore  (Level: 183.4 - Posts: 1684)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 8:33 PM

I really enjoyed the puzzle. And, thanks to you and all the other islanders who have taken their time to create these fun and interesting puzzles for everyone.

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 8:54 PM

Who won? I really miss the page where you could see the top 3 after.

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 205.1 - Posts: 4196)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 10:08 PM

Thanks for a wonderful WP, Suzer, I really enjoyed it! It was a nice change of pace and fun to puzzle out the familiar phrases. Great job!

Smoke20 wrote: "Who won? I really miss the page where you could see the top 3 after."

Yeah, me too!

-- Geri

lucimoore
Lucimoore  (Level: 183.4 - Posts: 1684)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 10:33 PM

Me three!

Sploofus Editor
Sploofernatural (Editor)  
Sat, 12th Jul '08 10:37 PM

1st - Lamizell: 20 moves
2nd - Smoke20: 24 moves
3rd - Slicko: 25 moves

donleigh
Donleigh  (Level: 147.6 - Posts: 5083)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 10:45 PM

Thanks Sploofernatural. Do you think someone could do that for all the WPs?

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.6 - Posts: 7570)
Sat, 12th Jul '08 11:57 PM

The culture we can get from being a Sploofaholic.
.
The clues didn't help me much, but by searching scansions beforehand, I wasn't too confused about what to expect.

A diploma to Suzer for her scholarly endeavor.

Al



rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Sun, 13th Jul '08 5:24 AM

Smoke only said she missed the List
So she could see her name in bliss
Old Smokie knew she was number two
just wanted to flaunt it - for me and you



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