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  1. bibliogirl
    bibliogirl October 9, 2006 at 11:03 am |

    Ah yes. I gave up on that at the point where it pointed me at a set themed “Poker Stars”, given that my knowledge of people fitting that bill is basically zero.

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    1. undying-admin
      undying-admin October 9, 2006 at 11:29 am |

      Mm, I’m guessing one of them has a name something like Jesus…

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      1. karohemd
        karohemd October 9, 2006 at 12:09 pm |

        Yep, Chris Ferguson’s nickname is Jesus. (Google is your friend)
        While I watch the occasional game on TV, I really don’t know the people so I’m stuck.
        I’ve found two connections between “On the farm” and “Religions” now but how Cowboy is supposed to connect over is beyond me…

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        1. wimble
          wimble October 9, 2006 at 12:22 pm |

          Me neither, but we’ve managed to work our way upward from Cowboy into the Magicians map, using “Rodeo”.

          Stuck again, though ๐Ÿ™

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          1. undying-admin
            undying-admin October 9, 2006 at 12:27 pm |

            I now have at least something in 20 of the boxes… I’ve spent far too long on this already.


          2. wimble
            wimble October 9, 2006 at 12:29 pm |

            28, not including the central concepts. And I may have double counted (or missed some entirely).


          3. undying-admin
            undying-admin October 9, 2006 at 1:28 pm |

            No, I meant 20 of the big boxes — ie out of the 25 total.


          4. wimble
            wimble October 9, 2006 at 1:29 pm |

            Bleeding ‘ell! We’re on nine.


          5. undying-admin
            undying-admin October 9, 2006 at 1:34 pm |

            The benefits / drawbacks of working in an office by yourself ๐Ÿ˜‰


          6. karohemd
            karohemd October 9, 2006 at 12:29 pm |

            I’ve done that, too and managed to find two magicians.
            The connection between rodeo and magicians is, naturally, clowns.

            Any idea how to get from “farmer” down or from “barn” to the right?


          7. wimble
            wimble October 9, 2006 at 12:35 pm |

            Cool. I can’t believe the third farm-religion connection. Dalai lama!

            Haven’t got down yet, and have the two magicians though (well, one double act, and one other).


          8. karohemd
            karohemd October 9, 2006 at 12:47 pm |

            *groans*

            I’ve got three magicians now. I’m now missing the connection between Las Vegas and whatever’s to the right of “magicians”.

            I finally made it to below the farm, to “magazines” but am stuck again.
            Still haven’t got a clue how to get to the right from the farm.


          9. undying-admin
            undying-admin October 9, 2006 at 1:33 pm |

            The area to the right of magicians is “On the Clock”. I don’t have that link (right from Las Vegas / David Copperfield) either, but I have the two other links between magicians and On the Clock, if you don’t?

            The one to the right from the farm is an extremely weak connection. It’s based on “sounds like” only.


          10. karohemd
            karohemd October 9, 2006 at 1:49 pm |

            I only have one option to the right of magicians atm, I assume there will be another one from David Blaine and one below the centre one but I’m stumped.

            I give up…


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          12. karohemd
            karohemd October 9, 2006 at 2:10 pm |

            o_O


          13. wimble
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          15. wimble
            wimble October 9, 2006 at 2:25 pm |

            I’ve found JFK and car, in the meantime.


          16. wimble
            wimble October 9, 2006 at 1:48 pm |

            David Copperfield’s most famous trick?

            I don’t see the connection to Las Vegas, at all, unless that’s where he was when he performed it (the target was very much in a different city, as the link out from it reminds you.)


          17. karohemd
            karohemd October 9, 2006 at 1:51 pm |

            I’ve tried “flying” but no success…


          18. undying-admin
            undying-admin October 9, 2006 at 1:55 pm |

            (This one is also linked to David Blaine.) That’s pretty close, it’s a near synonym…


          19. wimble
            wimble October 9, 2006 at 1:56 pm |

            Statue of Liberty.


          20. undying-admin
            undying-admin October 9, 2006 at 1:56 pm |

            aha! — OK, I now have all of magicians except the one linked to Penn & Teller and also Las Vegas.


          21. undying-admin
            undying-admin October 9, 2006 at 1:29 pm |

            What’s between clowns and rodeo?


          22. wimble
            wimble October 9, 2006 at 1:34 pm |

            rodeo clowns, would you believe?


          23. undying-admin
            undying-admin October 9, 2006 at 1:43 pm |

            eh what? — I can probably guess what that is, but it’s the first I’ve heard of it.


          24. wimble
            wimble October 9, 2006 at 1:56 pm |

            It’s the rodeo equivalent of the matador’s assistants who distract the bull.


        2. undying-admin
          undying-admin October 9, 2006 at 12:30 pm |

          I’m puzzled by that one as well! And I’m missing the 3-letter one above chicken.

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    2. wimble
      wimble October 9, 2006 at 11:35 am |

      You’re lucky.

      I’ve just got on to the middle left map, using “book” from the religions map. And it offers me two connections: …. …. and ……..

      Humph.

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      1. undying-admin
        undying-admin October 9, 2006 at 12:28 pm |

        yers… I had to come at each of those from the other directions.

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        1. wimble
          wimble October 9, 2006 at 12:45 pm |

          Scientology is not a religion!

          Grr…

          And I haven’t managed to get left from poker yet, to come up underneath the books.

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          1. undying-admin
            undying-admin October 9, 2006 at 1:35 pm |

            To get left from poker you need either the nickname of one of the players, or a stab in the dark, AFAICS.


          2. wimble
            wimble October 9, 2006 at 1:39 pm |

            The drop down from Religions was the nickname, as said above. From there, going left seems to need Wikipedia, and repeated cut’n’pasting!


          3. undying-admin
            undying-admin October 9, 2006 at 3:56 pm |

            But it is, allegedly, a crime.


    3. secondhand_rick
      secondhand_rick October 9, 2006 at 12:47 pm |

      Poker Stars

      Off the top of my head, I can give you Doyle Brunson, Phil Helmuth and Dave ‘Devilfish’ Somethingorother.

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      1. wimble
        wimble October 9, 2006 at 12:55 pm |

        Doyle is good. Phil and Dave Ulliot, unfortunately, aren’t.

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  2. wimble
    wimble October 9, 2006 at 11:48 am |

    Holy Cow!

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  3. wimble
    wimble October 9, 2006 at 1:08 pm |

    Ok, who knows about baseball? (To the right of “down on the farm”. Not via “Barn”, I’m afraid.)

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    1. wimble
      wimble October 9, 2006 at 1:22 pm |

      baseball -> base -> acid -> drugs ->cocaine -> line

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      1. undying-admin
        undying-admin October 9, 2006 at 1:37 pm |

        Steroids and Pulp Fiction also link baseball to drugs. The latter via what looks like a long quotation / phrase.

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        1. undying-admin
          undying-admin October 9, 2006 at 4:05 pm |

          aha! — Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon.

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      2. karohemd
        karohemd October 9, 2006 at 1:42 pm |

        How did you get to baseball?

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        1. undying-admin
          undying-admin October 9, 2006 at 1:44 pm |

          Via the one on the right of the farm, and then guessing.

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        2. wimble
          wimble October 9, 2006 at 1:57 pm |

          Via the magicians, and then back down.

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    2. karohemd
      karohemd October 9, 2006 at 1:23 pm |

      Damn those US centric games!

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      1. undying-admin
        undying-admin October 9, 2006 at 1:38 pm |

        Mm, it would be interesting to try and work out how they’ve done this, and do a UK-friendly version.

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    3. karohemd
      karohemd October 9, 2006 at 1:25 pm |

      What’s to the right of magazines?

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      1. wimble
        wimble October 9, 2006 at 1:28 pm |

        Haven’t even got into magazines yet. Can’t find the connection to Cowboys and Farmers (since it isn’t “Shotgun”).

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        1. karohemd
          karohemd October 9, 2006 at 1:30 pm |

          Heh, it’s actually quite simple. Just like cows and sheep are animals, cowboys and farmers are what? That leads to magazines.

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          1. wimble
            wimble October 9, 2006 at 1:36 pm |

            Joy. Now I’ve got a big white square, with Magazines in the middle, and “……” to complete. What a thrill!


          2. undying-admin
            undying-admin October 9, 2006 at 1:38 pm |

            Start off with the name of a magazine which is more or less a synonym for the border clue you’ve just got.


          3. karohemd
            karohemd October 9, 2006 at 1:41 pm |

            another generic term for humans


        2. karohemd
          karohemd October 9, 2006 at 1:31 pm |

          Have you got to the left of religions yet? Books and Tom Cruise are connections but the main theme hasn’t appeared yet.

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          1. wimble
            wimble October 9, 2006 at 1:36 pm |

            Nope. I’m presuming the connection is a from Books to Tom Cruise is a film and author. But haven’t worked out what yet.


          2. undying-admin
            undying-admin October 9, 2006 at 1:40 pm |

            That would be too easy. The conection is someone whom Tom Cruise appeared on TV with not so long ago, and a thing they do which is to do with books. And the region theme is “people with that someone’s job”.


      2. undying-admin
        undying-admin October 9, 2006 at 1:45 pm |

        Not got that yet. I only have a very few in magazines.

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      3. wimble
        wimble October 9, 2006 at 1:58 pm |

        Comic books.

        There’s a one step connection from magazines to comic books (5 letters), but we came down from baseball!

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        1. undying-admin
          undying-admin October 9, 2006 at 2:06 pm |

          Hmm, I tried “comic”, “pulps”, but no joy.

          What links bat to comic books then?

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          1. wimble
            wimble October 9, 2006 at 2:11 pm |

            bat – 6 letters – comic

            More than that really is too much for this one ๐Ÿ˜‰


  4. karohemd
    karohemd October 9, 2006 at 2:17 pm |

    I just opened the bottom right box but don’t have the theme yet (the connection between Spam to that is Nip/Tuck via plastic surgery)

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  5. undying-admin
    undying-admin October 9, 2006 at 2:23 pm |

    ey! — I’ve got a yellow one, X-Files in the top left.

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    1. karohemd
      karohemd October 9, 2006 at 2:56 pm |

      got that, too :o) but not the main theme yet.

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      1. undying-admin
        undying-admin October 9, 2006 at 3:01 pm |

        Nor me… but I now have another yellow, bottom right = hospital.

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  6. undying-admin
    undying-admin October 9, 2006 at 2:30 pm |

    Aha, fugu links Japan / fish to The Simpsons…

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    1. karohemd
      karohemd October 9, 2006 at 3:00 pm |

      Which box is that? I have almost all of them open but many are still empty.

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      1. undying-admin
        undying-admin October 9, 2006 at 3:03 pm |

        On the bottom row, the third is Japan, the fourth is cartoons. I have three links between them — ninja, anime and now fugu. But cartoons still looks very sparse, I think there must be some more in there somewhere.

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        1. karohemd
          karohemd October 9, 2006 at 3:08 pm |

          Hm, my links to Japan and cartoons are very week (don’t see them yet) I have T-Rex and Mad Hatter…

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          1. undying-admin
            undying-admin October 9, 2006 at 3:12 pm |

            Mad Hatter = tea party = tea ceremony = Japan.

            T-Rex is into the second one on the bottom row, which is also pretty empty for me.


          2. karohemd
            karohemd October 9, 2006 at 3:23 pm |

            anime is another one linking japan and cartoons


        2. wimble
          wimble October 9, 2006 at 4:14 pm |

          Cartoons is very sparse: look at the mini-map! It shows where all the boxes are, even if you haven’t revealed them yet.

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  7. undying-admin
    undying-admin October 9, 2006 at 2:52 pm |

    woohoo! — opened up the box north of “on the clock”. Maglev train + noon = Shanghai then China.

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  8. undying-admin
    undying-admin October 9, 2006 at 3:10 pm |

    aha! — president = Harry S Truman = Agent Cooper…

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  9. thecesspit
    thecesspit October 9, 2006 at 3:59 pm |

    I should stop reading this list so I don’t get any more spoilers ๐Ÿ™‚

    Tis good, lucky I’m over here with some cultural influences.

    You can have ‘Curse of the Bambino’ as a freebie.

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    1. undying-admin
      undying-admin October 9, 2006 at 4:04 pm |

      Got that one — but if you can tell me the one that comes to the right off “diamond”, that’ll be helpful…

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      1. undying-admin
        undying-admin October 9, 2006 at 4:06 pm |

        doh! — no sooner asked than got. Neil Diamond.

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        1. karohemd
          karohemd October 9, 2006 at 4:27 pm |

          Now which Neil Diamond hit was in Pulp Fiction…

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          1. undying-admin
            undying-admin October 9, 2006 at 4:48 pm |

            Heh, I got it eventually ๐Ÿ˜‰ and have now solved the meta-puzzle involving the yellow squares, althogh still quite a few browns ones left unsolved.


          2. karohemd
            karohemd October 9, 2006 at 5:03 pm |

            *gives up*


  10. karohemd
    karohemd October 9, 2006 at 4:29 pm |

    North of drugs still looks really barren.

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    1. undying-admin
      undying-admin October 9, 2006 at 4:47 pm |

      The theme is cocktails, if that’s any help…

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