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Forum: Main Forum 01-11-2019, 12:08 AM
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Posted By LLapp
Monty's excellent comeback, plus a bonus word list

"The fatter the flea the leaner the dog." Proverb

chopstix on August 1st, 2013
eewww

jnoodles on March 9th, 2015
Very eeewwww

kb83 on July 22nd, 2015
Comma after "flea". And what is the higher...
Forum: Main Forum 01-10-2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 213
Posted By LLapp
Welcome back, Puffybob! Yes, in 2016 Stephen did...

Welcome back, Puffybob! Yes, in 2016 Stephen did a more thorough re-ranking of quote difficulty, based on players' rankings and also on solving data. Here's the thread about it: ...
Forum: Main Forum 01-08-2019, 08:29 PM
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Posted By LLapp
That fishbum guy is dangerous

"Friendship makes prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it." Marcus Tullius Cicero

hipgabby611 on August 29th, 2010
What he actually said was, 'Friendship makes...
Forum: Main Forum 01-04-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 982
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Posted By LLapp
"The world is divided into people who do...

"The world is divided into people who do things, and people who get credit. Try, if you can, to belong to the first class, there is far less competition. Dwight Morrow

montyb on December 14th,...
Forum: Main Forum 01-03-2019, 05:22 PM
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Posted By LLapp
And the score is: comments 10, quote zero.

"The mind moves in the direction of our currently dominant thoughts." Earl Nightingale

Spenser on February 2nd, 2015
Talk about stating the obvious, because about our currently dominant thoughts...
Forum: Main Forum 12-30-2018, 08:17 PM
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Posted By LLapp
"I prefer to be a dreamer among the...

"I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires." Khalil Gibran

jnoodles on December 13th, 2016
His name would make a...
Forum: Main Forum 12-18-2018, 01:34 AM
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Views: 3,281,984
Posted By LLapp
"The feeling remains that God is on the...

"The feeling remains that God is on the journey, too." St. Teresa of Avila

Queethebean on February 26th, 2013
Well, the least he could do is chip in for gas once in a while.
Forum: Main Forum 12-12-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By LLapp
Hello Mlliebe427 and welcome to the site from...

Hello Mlliebe427 and welcome to the site from this fellow player.

The playing board is not set up for the player to "move" letters into the blocks. It's set up so you can simply type them directly...
Forum: Main Forum 12-10-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 231,238
Posted By LLapp
wvwoman, thank you for digging that up! I've...

wvwoman, thank you for digging that up! I've always wondered about that distinction.
Forum: Main Forum 12-10-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 231,238
Posted By LLapp
Kimmie, thanks for downplaying my error, which I...

Kimmie, thanks for downplaying my error, which I think struck an embarrassed nerve in me. I've done editorial work most of my life, and I have long felt a bit sheepish about never studying Latin and...
Forum: Main Forum 12-09-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 231,238
Posted By LLapp
:o OOPS. Well obviously I don't know a word of...

:o OOPS. Well obviously I don't know a word of Spanish OR Latin. It "looked" so much like Latin to me, who knows neither language, that I didn't even bother to check. Thanks Roxanne.
Forum: Main Forum 12-07-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 231,238
Posted By LLapp
Wow! That's definitely out of bounds! One word in...

Wow! That's definitely out of bounds! One word in a foreign language is bad enough, but five words in a dead language . . . . I can't believe you solved it!

And the vague attribution doesn't give...
Forum: Main Forum 12-06-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 982
Views: 3,281,984
Posted By LLapp
"Your failures won't hurt you until you...

"Your failures won't hurt you until you start blaming them on others." Unattributed

saipanwriter on February 26th, 2015
I hate "don't" and "won't"...

emtonsti on August 13th, 2016
Me too...
Forum: Main Forum 12-06-2018, 01:05 AM
Replies: 982
Views: 3,281,984
Posted By LLapp
"A man of my spiritual intensity does not...

"A man of my spiritual intensity does not eat corpses." George Bernard Shaw

kb83 on July 28th, 2014
it takes away your esprit de corps.

momof7 on August 20th, 2014
Can you imagine what his...
Forum: Main Forum 12-02-2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By LLapp
TimmyTee, I don't know about frequency of...

TimmyTee, I don't know about frequency of whole-word usage, but the letter frequencies given in the cryptograms definitely help when deciphering the 12134 pattern. If the repeated letter has a "2"...
Forum: Main Forum 12-02-2018, 12:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By LLapp
Thank you, oddcouple, Roxanne, and...

Thank you, oddcouple, Roxanne, and maradnu!

Maradnu, that's crazy-overwhelming -- too much to comb through in the middle of a puzzle. Maybe I'll pull out only the more likely words and alphabetize...
Forum: Main Forum 12-01-2018, 01:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By LLapp
Words with the "EVERY" pattern

What words fit the "EVERY" pattern of 12134? I almost always try "every" first and, if that's not it, the puzzle seems instantly more difficult because I've stored only a few variations in...
Forum: Main Forum 11-26-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By LLapp
Hi MadDoctor - You don't need to add any code to...

Hi MadDoctor -

You don't need to add any code to format the link. Simply paste in the complete URL for the page you want to link to, and then when your comment appears, the URL you pasted in will...
Forum: Main Forum 11-26-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 982
Views: 3,281,984
Posted By LLapp
LOL, Fudi.

LOL, Fudi.
Forum: Main Forum 11-23-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 982
Views: 3,281,984
Posted By LLapp
Gee, thanks for assuming that I'm normally...

Gee, thanks for assuming that I'm normally patient. I seem to recall that I had hit a whole bunch of Andy's overlong rants all in one crypto-session and it was enough already.
Forum: Main Forum 11-22-2018, 01:34 AM
Replies: 982
Views: 3,281,984
Posted By LLapp
Okay it's late and maybe I'm giddy, but this...

Okay it's late and maybe I'm giddy, but this tickled me.

"He who does not say too much has too much to say." Unattributed

marnita on August 29th, 2018
Does this even make sense?

kb83 on...
Forum: Main Forum 11-11-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 63,114
Posted By LLapp
The DNA test tells what parts of the world your...

The DNA test tells what parts of the world your genes come from, but I doubt any DNA test can tell your religion. There have been substantial Jewish communities in a few of the countries that maradnu...
Forum: Main Forum 11-03-2018, 01:06 AM
Replies: 982
Views: 3,281,984
Posted By LLapp
Fishbum's finish cracked me up.

"Life is everywhere. The earth is throbbing with it, it's like music. The plants, the creatures, the ones we see, the ones we don't see, it's like one, big, pulsating symphony." Andrew...
Forum: Main Forum 10-22-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,442
Posted By LLapp
They're not tutorials, but they're worth...

They're not tutorials, but they're worth watching. Several players posted videos in this forum thread (https://www.cryptograms.org/forum/showthread.php?t=669) of their own screen while they solved,...
Forum: Main Forum 10-20-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,263
Posted By LLapp
Fudi, yes, it was the real Nim Chimpsky. My...

Fudi, yes, it was the real Nim Chimpsky. My friend Beth was a psychology major at Barnard, where we were students in the 1970s, and she got a work-study job in Dr. Terrace's lab at Columbia. She...
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