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Posted: 12:37AM Jan 16, 2007
SunroseAus
Posts: 3490

BirthDay is a dupe of #11019.

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Posted: 04:29PM Jan 17, 2007
SunroseAus
Posts: 3490

To Cold For Me seems to close to #2749.

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Posted: 06:25AM Jan 19, 2007
SunroseAus
Posts: 3490

I've Got Rhythm? is inccorect. The spelling is right. (The US does spell it with one "T" but other places spell it with 2.)

Made your bed, now lay in it....But you can always add a bedside table, change the sheets, take out the trash...it doesn't have to stay the same unless you want it to.
Posted: 05:12AM Jan 31, 2007
ThelA
Posts: 17

The teaser "Crazy World" (submitted as a riddle) looks very similar to "Safari Game" (nr. 5699, logic) -the wording is different, but the device is the same. It may have been done inadvertently, but, were it accepted, I would still place it in the logic section along with its companion.

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself -- Leo Tolstoy
Posted: 07:15AM Jan 31, 2007
ThelA
Posts: 17

The Anomaly teaser could perhaps use a hint, as the title is rather open to interpretation. For example: 1 station on a metropolitan subway -I know it's a wee tad far fetched, but still...

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself -- Leo Tolstoy
Posted: 03:02PM Feb 1, 2007
SunroseAus
Posts: 3490

Male & Female is a dupe of #1020.

Made your bed, now lay in it....But you can always add a bedside table, change the sheets, take out the trash...it doesn't have to stay the same unless you want it to.
Posted: 06:06PM Feb 1, 2007
SunroseAus
Posts: 3490

Plane Crash is a dupe of #437.

Made your bed, now lay in it....But you can always add a bedside table, change the sheets, take out the trash...it doesn't have to stay the same unless you want it to.
Posted: 03:59AM Feb 2, 2007
ThelA
Posts: 17

About Pen & Paper I: I think I would reword "add only two lines to the number to get 3" into signs or characters , as the wording is a bit unclear. I liked the teaser, though!

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself -- Leo Tolstoy
Posted: 04:11AM Feb 2, 2007
ThelA
Posts: 17

I think Brad's Party belongs to the situation puzzle category, as one can come up with more than one applicable answer. I thought "Brad's party" was a group of friends who had attended his funeral! Dear me! Am I on my own here?

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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself -- Leo Tolstoy
Posted: 05:19AM Feb 2, 2007
brainsterAin
Posts: 16362

Just so you don't get lonely Thel, I'd like you to know that we have two threads, one here and one in high scorers. Brainglers who now have beyond 2000 points and are members of the High Scorers forum post their reviewing concerns there. Don't worry, we watch both threads so we don't miss any of your valuable comments. Keep up the good work!

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Posted: 06:11AM Feb 2, 2007
ThelA
Posts: 17

I just knew I didn't make myself clear (bangs head on wall repeatedly) The "on my own" thing was meant to refer to my funereal assumption -never mind! And many thanks for your comment, Brainster! I know one can't be on their own in such a big, caring community!

And now on to some more work... There's a wee mistake in Bushisms V. In the answer, N = L and X = Y, whereas in the teaser, X = L. The answer should be altered to X = L and N = Y


Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself -- Leo Tolstoy
Posted: 06:36AM Feb 2, 2007
ThelA
Posts: 17

I hope I'm not nitpicking here, but the Animals teaser could use some rewording in the answer. One can see where the answer is going, but as you can find cows, sheep and horses in Australia as well, to avoid misunderstandings I would prefer something more specific, for example "These animals are native of Australia" (note that in that case the dingo would have a dubious state, as it is "only" a 4000 year-old native. The wombat or the kookaburra would be safe choices).
Suggestions for the title are: The origin of species, Oz Zoo


Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself -- Leo Tolstoy
Posted: 07:40AM Feb 2, 2007
ThelA
Posts: 17

The Bagels? teaser should go into the trick section. And got me!

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself -- Leo Tolstoy
Posted: 07:52AM Feb 2, 2007
ThelA
Posts: 17

I'm not very sure about Situation Guesstimation #1. I've checked some dictionaries and I cannot see how stud could apply to a semaphore, although I can see where the author is going. Maybe there is a better word?

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself -- Leo Tolstoy
Posted: 03:01PM Feb 2, 2007
ThelA
Posts: 17

I'm going to resub my Catalan Singers teaser. All the accents came out awry! I copied & pasted from windows word, it must be something about my configuration. I'll write it directly on the page. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself -- Leo Tolstoy
Posted: 08:54AM Feb 6, 2007
SunroseAus
Posts: 3490

Farm Animal in 3rd paragraph/stanza(also 3 line down), it says: "I white liquid comes out" - Shouldn't it say A instead of I?



Made your bed, now lay in it....But you can always add a bedside table, change the sheets, take out the trash...it doesn't have to stay the same unless you want it to.
Posted: 11:03AM Feb 8, 2007
ThelA
Posts: 17

I think It's All Relative could use some rewording and maybe change category (perhaps Other?). Although it is a fun idea, the answer in the requested form is a bit difficult to come by. Also, the "puppy with an athletic father" should more clearly refer to a mongrel -it had me all puzzled!

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself -- Leo Tolstoy
Posted: 11:21AM Feb 8, 2007
ThelA
Posts: 17

In relation to Famous People Anagrams IV and V. I do not know whether editors have any special rules for anagrams, but I would like them to have a connection with the words or people represented. I believe there is more to anagrams than knowing how to use an anagram finder, which may or may not be the case. I am sorry if it is not, but i think the words still are just too random.

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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself -- Leo Tolstoy
Posted: 11:40AM Feb 8, 2007
ThelA
Posts: 17

Just a point on Countries Hidden in the Dark Continent. I would recommend not to use "Dark Continent" to refer to Africa, as it is a 19th-century term with slightly pejorative connotations (see wikipedia, for example). It immediately rang an alarm bell, as I have done a postgraduate on Post-colonialism and there were all sort of snickering remarks about how Africa is only dark and unknown for us Westerners and that they found it a very bright country indeed, thank you very much. I know this must be absolutely unintended by the author, but still I thought I'd mention it.

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself -- Leo Tolstoy
Posted: 06:02AM Feb 9, 2007
ThelA
Posts: 17

In relation to Relativity 5, wanton (playfully mean or cruel; malicious - Merriam-Webster) could be added as a valid answer for 3, as well as wonton.

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself -- Leo Tolstoy
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