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#24010 - 03/25/01 05:40 PM Re: crossword poll  
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Mom does all the crosswords and cryptics, I do all the "logic problems".

Show him how to work the duplicating machine!

Would that be a mimeograph or a xerograph?!


#24011 - 03/25/01 05:42 PM Re: crossword poll  
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Or maybe the scanner and printer.


#24012 - 03/26/01 05:39 AM Re: crossword poll  
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The Listener was a magazine, now defunct, put out by the BBC.

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#24013 - 03/26/01 05:58 AM Re: crossword poll  
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Show him how to work the duplicating machine!

Would that be a mimeograph or a xerograph?!


Neither. It's mitosis. I'm surprised that Dr. Bill didn't remember!


#24014 - 03/26/01 01:24 PM Re: crossword poll  
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Or do them on line-- NY Times used to charge for the Crossword--now it is free, but with a catch-- you can't print it or save it-- but if you'd like to try it its a good way to start
I do them in ink, a mix of caps and lower cases-- and unlike AnnaS, i have finished the Sunday Times puzzle-- but never have tried timing it-- i would guess my best time is serveal hours-- i tend to work at it-- get stumped-- go off and do somthing, come back and the answer is staring me in the face! And it a rare thing for me to complete it ( yesterdays 50% done) I am up to about completing the Sunday puzzle once in a month.

I only started doing Cross words 10 years ago-- I still have to have scrap paper for the down answers-- i can't spell well to begin with, and spelling down is beyond me once the word is more than 5 letter long! In this morning puzzle i had 6 letters of a 7 letter word, and still couldn't figure it out till i wrote it horizontally!

I like math puzzles-- and i can sometimes look at them and solve them, or at least understand the solution-- like Jackie and her success with crypics-- but cryptics? i don't even under stand the answers when i look at the puzzle solved!


#24015 - 03/26/01 02:50 PM Re: crossword poll  
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mimeograph or a xerograph?!
Or maybe the scanner and printer.


My definition of "Duplicating machine" : any machine that duplicates an original.
In other words : all the above plus Xerox
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#24016 - 03/27/01 10:45 PM Re: crossword poll  
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Or do them on line-- NY Times used to charge for the Crossword--now it is free, but with a catch-- you can't print it or save it-

Unless you can outsmart them. There's a button on the top row of most keyboards on the right side above Insert that says Print Screen. If you get the whole puzzle in the middle of the browser window then you can print the screen, find where you computer saved the picture file and print that.


#24017 - 03/27/01 11:02 PM Re: crossword poll  
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Jazz, I'm not too clued up on this, but have you ever noticed that some Java applets don't show up when you try PrtScrn? I have on occasion tried to circumvent A Java applet in that manner, and found that my screenshot included a pretty grey box! Other Java applets have been successfully captured, so I'm wondering if it's something in the code. Any ideas? That was why I didn't post the PrtScrn suggestion for the NYT crossword, as I have been meaning to test to to see if it works.


#24018 - 03/28/01 09:07 AM Re: icon  
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1) Yes - only on occasion. The Guardian's are online, so the cryptic is fun (I can take days over a cruptic crossword!)

2) Whatever comes to hand. Usually a pen. The London freebie, Metro, has double - easy and cryptic crossword on the same grid, so if I do that I start with pencil (the easy, for a warm-up) and then use ink for the cryptic.

3) Caps

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#24019 - 03/28/01 12:34 PM Re: crossword poll  
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Re Listener: and the crosswords were fiendish, and, if I understood correctly, like a Harper's puzzle with answers all over the place. The Saturday Times publishes what I think of as the Listener Crossword (it may even be called that).
I do them in ballpoint, in caps, sometimes put them in lightly if I know it's the answer but can't close off all the references.
I will resort to looking things up, but only to extend my knowledge, or sometimes help out my failing memory. But I agree, in those cases I don't claim to have "finished" the crossword.
There is a very annoying TV commercial running currently (-what's the name for that construction? curro=I run) in UK, showing a man looking uncomfortable in an aircraft seat. The stewardess leans over his shoulder and says "Could it be haemorrhoids?" At which point you see it is the answer to the crossword clue he is struggling with. I consider anyone who "helps" without asking is a pain in the bum, and might likely get one of their own.

Rod Ward

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