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Old 08-04-2017, 07:17 AM
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Default Blasted Bieber quote but Barnabas to the rescue

Here's a Bieber quote that I couldn't get without the help of Barnabas. I focused on his age and his profession, rather than the fact that he's Canadian…duh

"I love hockey, maple syrup and caramilk bars".
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Old 12-04-2017, 11:43 AM
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Help! I can't solve this one - can you?

PV JMY ZGDX'K IGZFNPXU, JMY ZGDX'K FTPPXU
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Old 12-04-2017, 12:58 PM
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Default I know I shouldn't, but...

If You Aren't Crashing, You Aren't Skiing
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:50 PM
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If You Aren't Crashing, You Aren't Skiing
Thanks very much - but why shouldn't you? Is there a rule against helping out?
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:15 AM
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no, there certainly isn't!
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:07 AM
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during my many years on this site there have often been times when folks have helped someone who's stuck. There are no rules against doing so. I do think that the chat room might yield a faster response.
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:07 AM
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I've never asked for anyone's help in solving a crypto. Like looking in the back of the math book for an answer. You learn more by figuring it out yourself, even if you have to struggle.
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:28 AM
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Wait, the answers were in the back of the book? Aaargh!
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Old 12-07-2017, 06:16 AM
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oddcouple, sometimes the struggle just doesn't come up with the answer. i like to know the solution, and see if i can figure out why i couldn't get it.
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:27 AM
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Oddcouple, I do appreciate your point of view – I assure you that I didn’t give up easily. I’d worked on it for almost an hour but then had to go to “real” work. If the contraction had been “you’re not” rather than “you aren’t”, I *think* I would have solved it. Also, I had considered, but discarded, the possibility of “ii”. Although I’m a newbie, out of 2,077 puzzles it’s the only one I haven’t been able to solve so far. Now, thanks to GtrZan, I have added “aren’t” to my list of possible contractions and never again will I discard “ii” as a possibility!
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