aim asp atop con cove done fat free her ire lie mist okay pop red ring
Jerry Friedman, T. O. Panelist
asp/ire = aim
con/done = okay
cove/red = atop
fat/her = pop
spa/ring = ruth
But I can't see how mist/lie/free can connect...
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Thank you for starting me on this.
I would rearrange two of yours:
cove/ring = atop
spa/red = free
This would leave:
mist/ruth = lie
Ah, very good. The ambiguity makes it rather a good question. And if I
were going to lose a sheep, I'd rather it were to you than any other.
You say the nicest things. By the way, I find many of this year's
questions totally impenetrable (and the additional clues usually make
things worse). The only easy questions are the ones I supplied; people
have answered them quickly.
You are not alone. I ascribed my bafflement to old age: I am still as
clever as ever (so very clever that I never even thought of bothering
with Mensa, of course) but much slower at making connections.
I console myself that I haven't yet lost my touch with sudoku: I've
recently discovered the extra challenge of the "greater than" killers at
T. O. Panellist
I suppose I should be used to finding that what I thought was hard was
easy and vice-versa. I thought this question was really hard and was
thinking about hints. And I thought the hard parts of the
steganography question were realizing that it was steganography and
realizing that you needed uuencode. John Holmes got it right away--
the hard parts for him turned out to be figuring out how he could get
access to uuencode and what he needed to do with it. Likewise there
are a few questions now that people have gotten what I thought were
the hard parts of; to me they seem to be hanging by a thread.
Just goes to show--the SDC is full of surprises.
>Pair the synonyms:
>aim asp atop con cove done fat free her ire lie mist okay pop red ring
In English usage?
James's Cormo is paired with Laura's Katahdin for contributing and
Jerry Friedman, T. O. Sheepawarder