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Forum: Main Forum 12-17-2015, 02:43 AM
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Posted By gryhnd51
I'm beyond worrying about how long it takes me to...

I'm beyond worrying about how long it takes me to solve a quote since there are so many of you who are much faster than I am! But I hope the info I've tried to collect helps some of you folks!
And...
Forum: Main Forum 12-17-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,527
Posted By gryhnd51
I've been trying to pay more attention to my...

I've been trying to pay more attention to my scores and the time it took me to solve. I'm still not completely sure about this, but it SEEMS that the same timing rule holds for all levels of quotes....
Forum: Main Forum 12-11-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,527
Posted By gryhnd51
I'm pretty sure those are the basics. I THINK...

I'm pretty sure those are the basics. I THINK that for the most difficult quotes there are 10 points deducted for each minute it takes to solve....so if you solve it in less than 60 seconds there...
Forum: Main Forum 12-06-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,527
Posted By gryhnd51
The highest possible score for a difficult quote...

The highest possible score for a difficult quote is 450; for an average quote 300; for an easy quote 150.
Of course, those numbers are impossible to achieve after taking into account the time to...
Forum: Main Forum 11-30-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,241
Posted By gryhnd51
thanks so much!! It's a milestone I hope to live...

thanks so much!! It's a milestone I hope to live long enough to see broken!! There are several of you who are far more talented than I am, and FAR faster. Kudos to all of you who keep challenging...
Forum: Main Forum 11-30-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By gryhnd51
I haven't noticed your particular situation, but...

I haven't noticed your particular situation, but that doesn't mean it hasn't happened, just that I haven't paid attention. I HAVE learned over my many years here that sometimes I get several quotes...
Forum: Main Forum 11-23-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 110,450
Posted By gryhnd51
"A young man is a theory, an old man is a...

"A young man is a theory, an old man is a fact."
quote by Edgar Watson Howe
Forum: Main Forum 10-08-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 110,450
Posted By gryhnd51
Ah, the old "rudder maun" quote!! If I...

Ah, the old "rudder maun" quote!! If I remember, it's...
He who winna be ruled by the rudder maun be ruled by the rock...Scottish proverb
Forum: Main Forum 09-24-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 110,450
Posted By gryhnd51
"changing husbands is only changing...

"changing husbands is only changing troubles." quote by Kathleen Norris
Forum: Main Forum 09-17-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,990
Posted By gryhnd51
DMVJDCPA is missing from this thread! Having...

DMVJDCPA is missing from this thread! Having started playing in 2008, his/her solve rate has always been 100% until this month!! Quite an astounding accomplishment!!!
Perhaps I got this wrong,...
Forum: Main Forum 09-15-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,990
Posted By gryhnd51
"lie down with dogs, wake up with...

"lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas"....I THINK that's it!

Also, it is mathematically impossible to play back to 100% once you have missed one. You might eventually get to 99.99%, but you've...
Forum: Main Forum 09-14-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,990
Posted By gryhnd51
Lost my 100% due to problem with the site early...

Lost my 100% due to problem with the site early yesterday....makes me FURIOUS, to be honest! Not the first time, and probably not the last. What drives me to perfect score is simple curiosity to...
Forum: Main Forum 09-11-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,140
Posted By gryhnd51
I also love the comments that are left, and...

I also love the comments that are left, and that's a big reason why I try to solve ALL the cryptos I get. You can tell which ones "tickle" the reactions of many folks....mostly political in nature....
Forum: Main Forum 09-03-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,311
Posted By gryhnd51
I'm pretty sure that being a "senior...

I'm pretty sure that being a "senior member" simply means that you THINK you have something of importance to add to the conversation, however untrue that may prove to be...LOL!
I'm far more impressed...
Forum: Main Forum 08-29-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,311
Posted By gryhnd51
Well done!! It might seem like it took a long...

Well done!! It might seem like it took a long time, but some folks have been here longer and not gotten as far. Good job.
Forum: Main Forum 08-04-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,827
Posted By gryhnd51
Oh my goodness! I really hadn't noticed it at...

Oh my goodness! I really hadn't noticed it at all, but many thanks for the encouragement. All the great folks on this site are a huge part of why I continue to enjoy being here.
Beth
Forum: Main Forum 07-31-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,572
Posted By gryhnd51
Reaching the corner, Trevor took a sharp left and...

Reaching the corner, Trevor took a sharp left and entered a secluded doorway. A moment later he emerged as Caitlyn and was wearing the beautiful earrings. He just couldn't take a chance that the...
Forum: Main Forum 07-14-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 110,450
Posted By gryhnd51
That proverb is a real bugbear to solve unless...

That proverb is a real bugbear to solve unless u've a wee bit o' the Scots yearself! The first time I solved it, it went immediately into my "list".
Forum: Main Forum 05-20-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 110,450
Posted By gryhnd51
these "little backguards" are the...

these "little backguards" are the reason I have made lists of the most elusive and EVIL crytograms I have solved. You can scoff, but I did it with Pootie's advice. I see nothing wrong with giving...
Forum: Main Forum 05-16-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,997
Posted By gryhnd51
It's only been a few hours, but so far the speed...

It's only been a few hours, but so far the speed of pages loading reminds me of the "good ole days" Seems to be MUCH faster than before. Thanks for the upgrade, Stephen.
Forum: Main Forum 05-13-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,997
Posted By gryhnd51
I second that WVWoman!! I always feel that it's...

I second that WVWoman!! I always feel that it's a gift to myself, and when you break down the cost/year it really is a minimal expense. It makes solving so much easier for me without the...
Forum: Main Forum 05-10-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,596
Posted By gryhnd51
I've always found that contacting Stephen through...

I've always found that contacting Stephen through the "questions/comments" at the bottom of each page was the most effective. At least that's been my experience.
Forum: Main Forum 05-08-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,488
Posted By gryhnd51
I can't tell you how many times I've used that...

I can't tell you how many times I've used that darn "Q" on that quote. I THINK I've finally got it firmly in mind, but only time will tell.
Forum: Main Forum 05-08-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,572
Posted By gryhnd51
Every night when it was warm enough, Zeke and his...

Every night when it was warm enough, Zeke and his grandchild Yvette spent hours on the front porch watching the trains run slowly out of town.
Forum: Main Forum 04-24-2015, 12:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,023
Posted By gryhnd51
'everything here is under my control." But...

'everything here is under my control."

But Connie was wrong about that.

Out in the parking lot, Jack felt that that he was completely prepared for the onslaught of wicked Martyanne Hobbs, the...
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