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Apr 14th, 2011 at 16:30 GMT
Excellent take on the word labyrinths. About halfway through it gets fairly difficult. One suggestion, you need to chance your "Tight, as bedcovers" clue to (4).
Apr 15th, 2011 at 14:19 GMT
Thanks! I changed it. :)
May 31st, 2011 at 18:02 GMT
This is great! One minor issue: it's relatively easy to hit PLANET before PLANE, which gives you PLANE for free. Maybe PLANE should actually be one of NEPAL/PANEL/PENAL?
May 31st, 2011 at 18:21 GMT
Awesome idea, 5 globes!
May 31st, 2011 at 18:26 GMT
@micah: Good point. I updated it. :) @epicirish: Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it.
May 31st, 2011 at 19:24 GMT
the "inclined against" = leant clue confuses me a bit...but otherwise: nice quiz!
May 31st, 2011 at 20:16 GMT
Great work: I hope there'll be a sequel!
Jun 1st, 2011 at 01:07 GMT
Am I the only one who thought of Beavis for "bung"? I need TP for my bunghole! LOL
Jun 1st, 2011 at 13:20 GMT
To pare is to cut off the outer layer. Not at all to slice, neither noun nor verb.
Jun 4th, 2011 at 21:37 GMT
I'm sorry, but I'm either being stupid or this game isn't properly explained? I type "Go" and the clue that shows up is "Gas form of water (5)" and I type "vapor" which doesn't do anything. Can somebody explain what I'm doing wrong?
Jun 6th, 2011 at 22:29 GMT
@feste26: I think that was my first attempt too. It didn't work, so I tried "steam"...
Jun 23rd, 2011 at 18:29 GMT
Just barely scraped through with 9 seconds to go
Game published: Nov 29th, 2011 at 15:29 GMT
Nov 29th, 2011 at 15:40 GMT
The proper gas from of water is called "Vapor" not "steam"
Nov 29th, 2011 at 15:46 GMT
I need TP for my barrel stopper hole. Huh huh.
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Nov 29th, 2011 at 15:47 GMT
Vapor can be spelled Vapour so unfair to use in this quiz.
Nov 29th, 2011 at 15:54 GMT
Hard element...metal! really? I don't think that's very accurate. I was trying to find an actual element that was hard and fitted the quiz. This could be worded better.
Nov 29th, 2011 at 16:12 GMT
Lots of "____ again" clues, but I think these are mostly avoidable: [Sow again (7)] anagrams to [Flower box (7)] and [Designs again (7)] could become [Small error (5)] without messing up the links. [Bathe in sunlight again (5)] isn't really a word, but if you make it [Netflix offerings (7)] then you're fine, although then you'd probably want to change [Leases (5)] to [Least far (7)] to avoid having two cognates of the same word.
Nov 29th, 2011 at 16:28 GMT
I liked it, but I think you could improve a few of your definitions. For example, "pares" means "peels," not "slices." Overall a good quiz, though. Thanks.
Nov 29th, 2011 at 16:42 GMT
The clue for "stem" is one of those classic, how-not-to-write-a-clue clues. The clue describes a verb, but the answer was a noun. I was trying to come up with a verb form ending in S to fit the clue and could not come up with "stem" until later after I got "met" below it by accident.
Nov 29th, 2011 at 16:43 GMT
The term anagram implies that every letter of the initial word is used.
Nov 29th, 2011 at 16:49 GMT
The clues on this quiz are some of the most illogical, incorrect, and hackneyed in a published game on Sporcle.
Nov 29th, 2011 at 16:59 GMT
Retan is not really a word (certainly not in the way you used it). Every possible definition I can find uses it as an adjective or a noun (never a verb), and it relates to multiple processes of leather tanning. The phrasing of half the clues makes them clumsy, such as "inclined against." Leant could mean inclined, as in an object positioned at an angle, or incline in feeling, such as leaning towards a choice. But inclined AGAINST doesn't make much sense, I'm not sure how you arrived at that definition. Poor choice of clues for the ladder.
Nov 29th, 2011 at 17:38 GMT
This is a great quiz!
Nov 29th, 2011 at 17:52 GMT
To correct rafilip... The correct term for water in its gaseous state is steam. Water vapour is suspended droplets of water in air. When a kettle boils, right at the spout, has is released that can't be seen. This is steam. Water vapour can be seen and occurs when the steam cools down and starts to condense.
Nov 29th, 2011 at 17:59 GMT
Some of these clues are a bit strange. "Inclined against" threw me way off.
Nov 29th, 2011 at 18:43 GMT
Good thing I copied off of Oinky!
Nov 29th, 2011 at 19:25 GMT
I thought it was water vapor
Nov 29th, 2011 at 19:47 GMT
I did this and did not know a couple -- and then I realized that I wasn't signed in. Some of these clues were so hard.
Nov 29th, 2011 at 19:49 GMT
Bad clues, great quiz.
Nov 29th, 2011 at 20:09 GMT
Excellent concept; needs fleshing out. In addition to issues pointed out above, I would note that metal and mental are the same order of letters, just with the extra letter inserted, so not actually an anagram.
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Nov 29th, 2011 at 20:25 GMT
I thought it was "Monet" no?
Nov 29th, 2011 at 21:06 GMT
Zak6009--no. They are two different artists.
Nov 29th, 2011 at 21:48 GMT
happygi1more77: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam Steam is the correct term.
Nov 29th, 2011 at 22:15 GMT
Agree with everyone that lots of the clues are bad. Also, there were too many dead ends and there should have been more cross-word connections. Like "barrel stopper" - if you don't know that word there is no way to reason it out by solving other clues.
Nov 29th, 2011 at 22:39 GMT
Did someone really just site wikipedia as a reliable source for science?...
Nov 30th, 2011 at 01:26 GMT
The gas form of water is called vapor, not steam. I know that you're trying to make the clues fit in one line, but a better hint for steam would be something like "What a boiling kettle produces."
Nov 30th, 2011 at 02:30 GMT
"Traits from birth" as "natures" is awful. Traits make up one's nature, yes, but kind of that necessarily makes them not the same thing. One person has many traits; one person does not have many natures.
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Nov 30th, 2011 at 02:47 GMT
This quiz sucks
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Nov 30th, 2011 at 05:46 GMT
This quiz is not accurate. Steam? No, it's vapor.
Nov 30th, 2011 at 06:57 GMT
No, it's steam. Look it up.
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