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Forum: Main Forum 02-25-2013, 02:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,855
Posted By kimmie
overall ranking

Hello, fellow solvers:

I am interested in improving my overall rank. I notice that many people are ahead of me in rank have a solving percentage much less than my own. I am willing (I think) to...
Forum: Main Forum 11-18-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,602
Posted By kimmie
Have a great day, Bansai!

Have a great day, Bansai!
Forum: Main Forum 11-15-2012, 04:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,157
Posted By kimmie
I have always enjoyed a variety of word puzzles,...

I have always enjoyed a variety of word puzzles, and I bought Penny Press puzzle books, which had cryptograms. Trying a cryptogram one day, I found that I liked solving them. I first started...
Forum: Main Forum 11-10-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,858
Posted By kimmie
Decaf? No, it's dangerous to dilute my caffeine...

Decaf? No, it's dangerous to dilute my caffeine stream.
Forum: Main Forum 07-11-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,684
Posted By kimmie
Also, if you have a one-letter word followed by a...

Also, if you have a one-letter word followed by a two-letter word, it is probably "I am," "I do," or (less frequently) "I go." It would be very difficult, if not impossible to start with "a" for...
Forum: Main Forum 07-08-2012, 02:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,684
Posted By kimmie
A couple more solving tips: first of all,...

A couple more solving tips: first of all, Nietzsche (sp?) is very predictable. He is always putting down God, faith and morality. In fact, with Nietzsche, if you have a 8-letter word that you...
Forum: Main Forum 06-20-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,863
Posted By kimmie
So, there is a "slip" in straight...

So, there is a "slip" in straight linear logic when one thinks in a "creative" logical way?
Forum: Main Forum 06-18-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,863
Posted By kimmie
The only thing IQ tests measure is how well a...

The only thing IQ tests measure is how well a person does on tests like that. A person can take tests like that again and again, and improve their "intelligence." The tests were never meant to be a...
Forum: Main Forum 06-02-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 69,288
Posted By kimmie
"Socialism is Bolshevekism with a...

"Socialism is Bolshevekism with a shave."

This one gave me such trouble! I have never worked so hard for 10 points! It took me FOREVER.
Forum: Main Forum 05-03-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,620
Posted By kimmie
I started solving puzzles here again the last 10...

I started solving puzzles here again the last 10 days of March. I have had 2 or 3 repeats. Oh, well--just hope I can get great solving times (since that is not my strong suit).
Forum: Main Forum 05-02-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,620
Posted By kimmie
repeat puzzles

When I registered at this site, one of the advantages of playing competitively was that you would never get the same puzzle twice. Now I see that they can give you a repeat puzzle in a different...
Forum: Main Forum 04-24-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,935
Posted By kimmie
I have a good overall solving percentage (99%),...

I have a good overall solving percentage (99%), but my times suck. So of course I am only interested in the solving percentage competition. Will probably never make the top 20 in the other...
Forum: Main Forum 04-14-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,610
Posted By kimmie
Yeah, it hurts my head to even look at some of...

Yeah, it hurts my head to even look at some of those puzzles, but others might enjoy them.
Forum: Main Forum 04-13-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,610
Posted By kimmie
more challenge for expert solvers

The American Cryptogram Association puts out a bi-monthly newsletter with all sorts of cryptograms--the puzzles we do on this site is only one kind of cryptogram, called "the
Aristocrat." The...
Forum: Main Forum 03-29-2012, 04:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,540
Posted By kimmie
I do not know how far I will go with nursing. It...

I do not know how far I will go with nursing. It is my understanding that CNAs have the most direct patient contact, which is what I want to do. I want to do stuff like re-positioning people for...
Forum: Main Forum 03-29-2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,540
Posted By kimmie
alright: I see your point. I have an amazing...

alright: I see your point. I have an amazing amount of fun doing cryptos, and I would do them all day if I could. but the same is true for making scrapbooks and greeting cards. I need to find a...
Forum: Main Forum 03-28-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,540
Posted By kimmie
Oh, man! It will probably be the other way...

Oh, man! It will probably be the other way around--giving up some other things so I can solve. I just cannot let a puzzle go!

Already today I have done several puzzles, but no writing...
Forum: Main Forum 03-28-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,540
Posted By kimmie
things that keep me from solving cryptos

I know you all work, and are still able to solve. But, I need to be able to give myself ample time for solving, b/c I never know when I am going to run into one that takes me forever. I am...
Forum: Main Forum 03-28-2012, 04:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,684
Posted By kimmie
I love the auto-fill, too! Many times when doing...

I love the auto-fill, too! Many times when doing pencil and paper cryptos, I would make stupid mistakes just filling in the letters. And i know what you mean about a finite number of print puzzles....
Forum: Main Forum 03-28-2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,684
Posted By kimmie
I know how you feel! There have been puzzles...

I know how you feel! There have been puzzles marked "easy" or "average" that I have just about given up on! And, yeah, I have done some "difficult" ones quickly (for me). I am just never gonna be...
Forum: Main Forum 03-27-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,684
Posted By kimmie
Thanks, guys! I think my unfamiliarity with the...

Thanks, guys!

I think my unfamiliarity with the exceptions you point out is due to the fact that most of the cryptograms I have solved in my life were paper and pencil, put out by Penny Press. ...
Forum: Main Forum 03-27-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,684
Posted By kimmie
I also think punctuation is a great help. For...

I also think punctuation is a great help. For example, if you come across a solitary comma, you expect the comma to be followed by a coordinating conjunction (and, but, for, nor, yet). If you have...
Forum: Main Forum 03-25-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,684
Posted By kimmie
If you have 2 one letter words, it is probably...

If you have 2 one letter words, it is probably also true that the first one is 'I" acting as the subject of the sentence. It would be difficult to start with "a" and then somehow follow it up with...
Forum: Main Forum 03-25-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,684
Posted By kimmie
If I suspect I have "the," I look...

If I suspect I have "the," I look through the puzzle for the "th" combination, since it's the most common 2-letter sequence in the language. If I find some, I am more sure I have it right.

A 4...
Forum: Main Forum 06-30-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,773
Posted By kimmie
help from the slow side of average

I like to take a few seconds to scan the puzzle and try to predict basic sentence elements. As mentioned by others, a common English sentence pattern is "a blankety-blank is," "There is/are" (if...
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