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Old 11-11-2009, 08:49 PM
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Default Obnoxiously difficult quotes

There's been so much talk of hard quotes, and people's lists, maybe we can share some of ours.

Here's a starter set.

Alexander Pope: Fix'd like a plant on his peculiar spot, to draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.

Robert Orden: Time flies. It's up to you to be the navigator.

Dorothy Parker: They sicken of the calm that know the storm.

Unattributed: I am a Marxist...of the Groucho tendency.

Gilbert Chesterton: All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.

Ernest Dimnet: All serious conversations gravitate towards philosophy.

John Ruskin: Life without industry is guilt. Industry without art is brutality.
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I gleaned jests at home from obsolete farces. - Samuel Johnson
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Old 11-12-2009, 08:35 PM
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Unattributed:

"Rebuke with soft words and hard arguments."
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"Ten censure wrong, for one that writes amiss" - Alexander Pope
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Artemis Ward: Why is this thus? What is the reason for this thusness?
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Ben Franklin

Clearly spoken Mr. Fogg; you explain English by Greek.

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There's been so much talk of hard quotes, and people's lists, maybe we can share some of ours.

Here's a starter set.

Alexander Pope: Fix'd like a plant on his peculiar spot, to draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.

Robert Orden: Time flies. It's up to you to be the navigator.

Dorothy Parker: They sicken of the calm that know the storm.

Unattributed: I am a Marxist...of the Groucho tendency.

Gilbert Chesterton: All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.

Ernest Dimnet: All serious conversations gravitate towards philosophy.

John Ruskin: Life without industry is guilt. Industry without art is brutality.
where is the fun, the challenge? I enjoy a puzzel that is an "Obnoxiously difficult quote" At 62 I like to think I can still reason them out; I may not
be a speed demon like some but in time I get them done
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:08 AM
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I can't list the obnoxiously difficult ones - I couldn't solve them.
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:27 AM
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I have discovered that some of the "easy" rated puzzles can be harder to solve than the "difficult" ones!

It takes me a lot of time to figure out where to start?

Which leads me into yet another newcomer question, is there a way to get the cursor to automatically go to the first letter of the puzzle, obviously positioning my mouse will do that -- but I am just wondering if there is a keyboard short-cut I can use?

Lurker, the tab doesn't work for my laptop. But I will check the other forum posts for helpful hints, thanks.

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Old 12-13-2009, 05:38 PM
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I'm on a Mac, so some of my shortcuts are different. Try Tab.

As for where to start, there are lots of helpful hints in other threads. Try finding "the" or any contractions. The most frequent letter is E most of the time.
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