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Old 12-19-2012, 09:07 PM
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@Lurker Total agreement on Pope - as for an option, how about that? The ability to blacklist the poets and Jerry Coleman. I love baseball but semi-obscure Padres names from the late 70's are tough in a crypto.

@Lancour There are no rules here prohibiting references materials, friends helping, etc. How you wish to play is your own business. I'll admit it - my high solve rate is slightly enhanced with the occasional search. My true solve rate is 96-99%. Sometimes though, I don't so much search to locate the quote as to figure out who the heck so-and-so is and what topics he blathers about - which is sometimes needed for shorter quotes. And, while I boost my solve rate, I'm hurting my solve time. And as I've worked more and more puzzles here, I resort to google searches less and less.
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