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Old 05-27-2012, 06:27 AM
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I got really stuck on that one and had to ask for help in the chat box. It uses a lot of uncommon letters.
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:36 AM
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"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.

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Old 06-06-2012, 05:56 PM
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When I first noticed this thread, I had a few quotes in mind to add to it. But after having read the quotes that have been posted here, it was obvious that those I had in mind were child's play to the solvers who can work these out. How do you even begin to work some of these puzzles? I see now the reason for the 15 - 20% of puzzles that I fail to solve. Uff da. Ben Franklin's quotes consistently give me fits. But, not to sell myself short, I have noticed that I am often able to solve quotes that have only a 15% or so solve rate, and that does boost my confidence.

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Old 07-26-2012, 11:50 AM
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Here's one that I found difficult, but was ultimately able to solve (though a couple of months ago I'm sure I would have just given up on it). It's from Michaelangelo - "Trifles make perfection, but perfection is no trifle.
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:21 PM
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Barnabas - Uff da vida! are you from MN or ND? The most difficult ones for me are ones I can't solve.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:50 PM
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hit the = key.
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:33 PM
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"when no one is" took me forever!
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:28 PM
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Barnabas - Uff da vida! are you from MN or ND? The most difficult ones for me are ones I can't solve.
I'm from Minnesota. Grew up in northern Iowa. Went south to Texas for some of my college, and then returned to the area I had grown up in. Pretty much a lifer here.
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:00 AM
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If you stand straight, do not fear crooked shadows. - I think it was a Chinese proverb. And I don't know if it would qualify as obnoxiously difficult, but it wasn't a gimme either.
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:17 PM
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"Weep for the lives your wishes never led" W.H. Auden

"EACH BIRD MUST SING WITH HIS OWN THROAT" Henrik Ibsen

"LARGE LEGISLATIVE BODIES RESOLVE THEMSELVES INTO COTERIES" (I think this one was Unattributed, but I did not make note at the time)
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