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Old 11-05-2008, 06:00 AM
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Thumbs up Impressive Solve Times

I'm always so impressed with some of these incredibly fast solvers like Bansai and Ferrym85 who can recognize word patterns so quickly and consistently. The first 9-second solve that I ever saw was by AMelodyofJuly. I just ran across another one by peaceandluv87.

Way to go!
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Old 11-05-2008, 06:48 PM
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Thanks! I'm always hoping for under 10 seconds but my brain and fingers just don't work that fast! I admire anyone who can do it though!
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:22 PM
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But watch out for the elusive peaceandluv87, who has never made a comment in chat, never posted a reply to any thread and never responded to my e-mail. peaceandluv's profile information give no clues either. As of this posting, s/he is 9 tenths of a second ahead of me in fastest solver rankings. I've been fastest solver for 9 months running, but will I be able to pull off a tenth? Who is this mysterious stranger?
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:08 AM
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She probably just figured you were a dirty old man. Perceptive, what?

I'm guessing it's a she since so many of the top players here seem to be female. I'd guess 87 is birth year, making her 21.
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:23 AM
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Default impressive times

I think I now hold both the fastest and slowest times for one crypto - a quote by William Penn.

I'd seen it at least twice before, and the first time it really gave me fits - took me almost 25 minutes. This time I was 27 seconds, beating Laura's time of 44.

I suppose the next time she gets it, she'll go back in front of me.
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:33 AM
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I'm not a dirty old man. That's not possible because I'm pre-middle aged. But how do you know 87 isn't her age and she was born in 1921? (there's that possibility, assuming she's a she)

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Old 11-06-2008, 04:11 PM
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An age changes, a birth year doesn't. Most folks would use birth year rather than age. (for example see ferrym85)

To most 21 year olds, someone over 35 is old - I can say with some certainty and from personal experience - having clearly passed that mark.

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Old 11-07-2008, 12:40 AM
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So where does kat come into play in this thread, maradnu? I don't understand.

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Old 11-07-2008, 05:21 AM
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Default so sorry...

I had meant to edit my comment and something came up unexpectedly and I deleted it... now have completely forgotten what I was editing in the first place.

Kinda left Maradnu with a confusing post. My sincere apologies...
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