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Forum: Main Forum 07-09-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By mikehallbackhoe
it has its ups and downs, but it is fun.

it has its ups and downs, but it is fun.
Forum: Main Forum 07-07-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,703
Posted By mikehallbackhoe
today on the way to work ,out in the woods, I had...

today on the way to work ,out in the woods, I had a flat tire. I also discovered my spare was flat. I had to walk 2 miles up a dirt road to find someone who could help me. when I finally arrived at...
Forum: Main Forum 05-19-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,844
Posted By mikehallbackhoe
has this cause faded away, or will it ever come...

has this cause faded away, or will it ever come to pass?
Forum: Main Forum 04-25-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,592
Posted By mikehallbackhoe
I almost forgot, started a puzzle right at the...

I almost forgot, started a puzzle right at the end of the monthly contest, and didn't finish in time
Forum: Main Forum 04-24-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,592
Posted By mikehallbackhoe
best excuses for not solving a puzzle

I can't say my dog ate my homework, but here is my list of excuses
1. my cat stepped on the keyboard and hit enter, causing multiple puzzles
2. the program shut down
3. my internet server shut down...
Forum: Main Forum 04-22-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 68,252
Posted By mikehallbackhoe
a pot of milk is ruined by a drop of poison....

a pot of milk is ruined by a drop of poison. unattributed
Forum: Main Forum 04-21-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 68,252
Posted By mikehallbackhoe
the poor man's budget is full of schemes. I...

the poor man's budget is full of schemes. I thought it was bucket, and it took me 29 minutes to figure it out
Forum: Main Forum 04-18-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,690
Posted By mikehallbackhoe
"well, I guess I'm with you fellers" ...

"well, I guess I'm with you fellers" brother where art thou
Forum: Main Forum 04-12-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,983
Posted By mikehallbackhoe
the 100%er personality has always effected me to...

the 100%er personality has always effected me to some extent. when my daughter was just a little girl, she would start a jigsaw puzzle, and then leave it unfinished. when she would come back to it,...
Forum: Main Forum 04-12-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,718
Posted By mikehallbackhoe
gryhnd51, congratulations, I guess this means...

gryhnd51, congratulations, I guess this means you are now top dog, :D
Forum: Main Forum 04-05-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,983
Posted By mikehallbackhoe
several reasons come to mind. sometimes the site...

several reasons come to mind. sometimes the site crashes, sometimes we double click and miss the first puzzle, sometimes we are striving for speed rather than solve rate, and sometimes the puzzles...
Forum: Main Forum 04-03-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 68,252
Posted By mikehallbackhoe
I know by my own pot how the others boil - proverb

I know by my own pot how the others boil - proverb
Forum: Main Forum 02-21-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,805
Posted By mikehallbackhoe
solving cryptograms while eating chocolate,...

solving cryptograms while eating chocolate, forget about the solve time. I have only seen the airplane a few times, and it must have been a new puzzle because I know others solved it quicker now. ...
Forum: Main Forum 02-20-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,805
Posted By mikehallbackhoe
I'm having a hard time trying to understand why...

I'm having a hard time trying to understand why anyone would even want to cheat. There is no prize money, bragging rights are pretty much worthless with the anonymity of the internet,and the only...
Forum: Main Forum 02-18-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,805
Posted By mikehallbackhoe
how does someone cheat?

how does someone cheat?
Forum: Main Forum 02-18-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,805
Posted By mikehallbackhoe
the times they are a changing

No, I'm not talking about the song, I'm talking about how the solve rate is getting quicker around here. feb 2008 3rd place time was 56.5 seconds. this month 56 seconds will not get you into the top...
Forum: Main Forum 02-15-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,690
Posted By mikehallbackhoe
some people have more dollars than sense

some people have more dollars than sense
Forum: Main Forum 02-14-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,181
Posted By mikehallbackhoe
I'm glad I don't have to solve AHD quotes. :)

I'm glad I don't have to solve AHD quotes. :)
Forum: Main Forum 02-11-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,324
Posted By mikehallbackhoe
Smile thanks for the vote of confidence Barnabas, but I...

thanks for the vote of confidence Barnabas, but I doubt cryptos would be a team sport, and this month, I am not even close to making the top 20 fastest. while it's true that I would be faster if I...
Forum: Main Forum 02-10-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,324
Posted By mikehallbackhoe
That's all I need, another place to show me how...

That's all I need, another place to show me how slow I am. I think I will pass:)
Forum: Main Forum 02-10-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,324
Posted By mikehallbackhoe
universalmom, are the logic puzzles timed? I used...

universalmom, are the logic puzzles timed? I used to love logic puzzles, but never considered timing my solve times.
Forum: Main Forum 02-02-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,181
Posted By mikehallbackhoe
mine is easy, my name is mike hall, and I have a...

mine is easy, my name is mike hall, and I have a backhoe business
Forum: Main Forum 02-02-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,653
Posted By mikehallbackhoe
by the way, I do play the guitar,some banjo, and...

by the way, I do play the guitar,some banjo, and some piano, but I really don't have a love for music. I play more for the challenge, just like cryptograms. if these puzzles ever get too easy, I...
Forum: Main Forum 02-02-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,653
Posted By mikehallbackhoe
I find myself sometimes playing for 3 or four...

I find myself sometimes playing for 3 or four hours straight, but my solve times do suffer. when I start overlooking words like "nothing" and "people" it is time to take a break
Forum: Main Forum 02-02-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,653
Posted By mikehallbackhoe
barnabas, you got it half right, I do indeed run...

barnabas, you got it half right, I do indeed run heavy equipment, but I don't even know what a nickleback is. I will admit that I am a guy.
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