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Old 10-01-2013, 02:46 PM
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that's just WRONG!!!
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:15 PM
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Old 11-12-2013, 03:27 PM
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Old 11-14-2013, 05:59 AM
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"Then my verse I dishonor, my pictures despise, my person degrade and my temper chastise; and the pen is my terror, the pencil my shame; and my talents I bury, and dead is my fame. "
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I think 269 seconds is my worst time ever-and it's rated easy!
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:38 AM
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I think 269 seconds is my worst time ever....
This flabbergasts me. You've never spent 15 minutes squinting at a tough quotation, growning, cussing, pounding your fist on the desk, trying letters at random?
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Old 11-15-2013, 11:16 AM
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i sure have, lacon. obviously some people have a real knack for these puzzles--i'm not one of those people! i might have a bit of a knack, but not a "real" one.

i used to work and work at a puzzle, but recently i've given that up--now, after a reasonable time, i just give it up and go on to another one. that's what works for me right now--i do these for fun, not to add more stress to my life!
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:27 AM
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I used to spend 10-15 minutes on puzzles way back in the beginning. I was so bad at this that I played as a guest for close to a year before even becoming a member. Now I just spend a reasonable amount of time and move on. I want to have fun and not frustrate myself, and I use this website as a relaxation tool.
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:20 AM
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A cat bitten once by a snake dreads even rope. Arab Proverb

REALLY??? Do they have that many cats in Arabia?
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:40 PM
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A cat bitten once by a snake dreads even rope. Arab Proverb

REALLY??? Do they have that many cats in Arabia?
Well there's the Arabian Mau, Sand Cats are included in that area (freakishly cute things too), Persians are from Iran, which is close enough.
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A recent study conducted on the DNA of a statistically significant sample of domestic cats has shown that cats (over 500 million of them) are probably descended from a sub-species of cat that originally inhabited countries in the Middle East.
--Some cat site
So yeah I bet Arabia has a lot of cats.
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Old 11-23-2013, 07:42 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.
AmberRose, I found that equal sign (=) serves to do this. Hope it works for you too.
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