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Jan Thorsby

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Mar 19, 2007, 6:03:43 PM3/19/07
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A quiz: Here are 20 lists of games titles. In each list there are 3 real
titles and one fake. Can you figure out which is the fake one? Answers at
the end of the post.

1.

A. Adventure

B. Enchanter

C. Spellfinder

D. Zork: The Great Underground Empire

2.

A. Border Zone

B. Hollywood Hijinx

C. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

D. The Windmill Mystery

3.

A. Anchorhead

B. Curses!

C. Soft Walls

D. Varicella

4.

A. A Change in the Weather

B. The City of Gargoyles

C. The Meteor, The Stone And A Long Glass Of Sherbet

D. Uncle Zebulon's Will

5.

A. Floatpoint

B. Luminous Horizon

C. Palindrome

D. Vespers

6.

A. Beam

B. Bullet

C. Order

D. Screen

7.

A. Zombie

B. Zombie!

C. Zombies

D. Zombies!

8.

A. speedif zombie

B. The White House Zombie

C. Zombie Cow!

D. Zombies Are Cool, But Not So Cool When They're Eating Your Head

9.

A. Pick Up the Phone Booth and Aisle

B. Pick up the phone booth and Cry

C. Pick Up the Phone Booth and Dye

D. Pick Up the Phone Booth and "Hi!"

10.

A. some sort of game apparently

B. The Game To End All Games

C. This is the game that I wrote

D. Whatever We Decide To Call This Game

11.

A. My First Stupid Game

B. Super Sucky Game

C. stupidgame

D. The Worst Game in the World. Ever!!!

12.

A. Blow Job Drifter

B. Madame Fifi's Whore-House

C. Sex Vixens from Space

D. Sorority of Sluts

13.

A. Giant Wilbert's Quest for the Ultimate Pineapple

B. Phred Phontious and the Quest for Pizza

C. Odieu's Quest for the Magic Flingshot

D. Raymond Pringles Quest for the Fabled Jar of Pickled Cabbage

14.

A. Goodzilla Is Chomping On My Wife, And Me Without A Camera

B. Invasion of the Angora-fetish Transvestites from the Graveyards of
Jupiter

C. PTBAD6.5: The URL That Didn't Work or Have You Seen The Muffin Man? He Is
Quite Large

D. Spodgeville Murphy and the Jeweled Eye of Wossname

15.

A. I Went to the WTO Ministerial Conference and All I Got Was This Souvenir
Delegate From Mauritius

B. Kids, don't eat your Halloween candy without having your parents inspect
it first because there are SICKOS out there who will put RAZOR BLADES in it
and you will CUT YOUR MOUTH and GET A POISONED INFECTION and DIE, all from
eating your candy early. So don't do that

C. Tears Keep Getting In My Dr. Pepper

D. Yes you can be a ballerina, YOU CAN BE A STUPID BALLERINA WITH YOUR
STUPID BALLERINA FEET!

16.

A. Aunt Velma's Coming to Tea!

B. Into the Mystic

C. The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

D. The Paradox of the Horse

17.

A. Homer's TV

B. George Constanza: Looking for Love

C. Rachel and Monica

D. X-Files

18.

A. Dwarflower: The Text Adventure

B. Habeas Dorkus A Harvey Birdman Text Adventure

C. Hamlet - The Text Adventure

D. Shark in the Pool: A Bob the Angry Flower Text Adventure

19.

A. Echappée Belle Dans Les Contrées du Rêve

B. La Mort Pour Seul Destin

C. Le Gendarme et les extra-terrestres

D. Le Temple de Feu

20.

A. De Baron

B. Enkeleitä ja pikkupiruja

C. La Insulo Texel

D. Prinsessen i berget det blaa

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1. C. Spellfinder

2. D. The Windmill Mystery

3. C. Soft Walls

4. B. The City of Gargoyles

5. C. Palindrome

6. B. Bullet

7. A. Zombie

8. B. The White House Zombie

9. D. Pick Up the Phone Booth and "Hi!"

10. A. some sort of game apparently

11. B. Super Sucky Game

12. D. Sorority of Sluts

13. A. Giant Wilbert's Quest for the Ultimate Pineapple

14. A. Goodzilla Is Chomping On My Wife, And Me Without A Camera

15. D. Yes you can be a ballerina, YOU CAN BE A STUPID BALLERINA WITH YOUR
STUPID BALLERINA FEET!

16. D. The Paradox of the Horse

17. C. Rachel and Monica

18. D. Shark in the Pool: A Bob the Angry Flower Text Adventure

19. C. Le Gendarme et les extra-terrestres

20. B. Enkeleitä ja pikkupiruja


David Fisher

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Mar 21, 2007, 4:46:19 AM3/21/07
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"Jan Thorsby" <no_spam@spam> wrote in message
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>A quiz: Here are 20 lists of games titles. In each list there are 3 real
>titles and one fake. Can you figure out which is the fake one? Answers at
>the end of the post.

Thanks for the quiz, Jan ... here's another one.

Each of the following is an anagram of a game. Most of them are IF comp
entries from the last few years, but a few non-comp games are included as
well.

The anagrams do not necessarily describe the games! (Though some do).

1) It not a flop.
2) Had no poems.
3) Push, sisy.
4) Am I sane?
5) Bite herb? Do tell.
6) He find trap.
7) A non-hope ballad.
8) Ant chess.
9) The mad holder.
10) Go sunbathe.
11) A helpful pad, well girt.
12) Hail Cubers.
13) A design hurls volt.
14) Square cleric.
15) Air duct ten: hot, dry.
16) Asylum pit.
17) Be sulky.
18) No brake, man.
19) Alien few.
20) Gem tour.
21) Asset drew me.
22) Right kelp.
23) One kiss to go
24) He insult my Miagee!
25) Rage at foe.
26) Thy metal.

David Fisher


David Fisher

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Mar 22, 2007, 5:20:14 PM3/22/07
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Here are some clues for the previously posted anagrams of IF game names:

1) "It not a flop" = F---------
2) "Had no poems" = M--- S-----
3) "Push, sisy" = S-------
4) "Am I sane?" = A------
5) "Bite herb? Do tell" = T-- B---- R-----
6) "He find trap" = P---------
7) "A non-hope ballad" = A-- H--- A------
8) "Ant chess" = S-------
9) "The mad holder" = T-- D--------
10) "Go sunbathe" = T---- B----
11) "A helpful pad, well girt" = D--------- W--------
12) "Hail Cubers" = B--- C-----
13) "A design hurls volt" = A-- T----- D------
14) "Square cleric" = S----- C-----
15) "Air duct ten: hot, dry" = R----- T- D---- D--
16) "Asylum pit" = I M--- P---
17) "Be sulky" = B--- S--
18) "No brake, man" = A B----- M--
19) "Alien few" = A N-- L---
20) "Gem tour" = G------
21) "Asset drew me" = S---- D-----
22) "Right kelp" = T-- -- G---
23) "One kiss to go" = T------ S---
24) "He insult my Miagee!" = T-- E------ E-----
25) "Rage at foe" = F--- A----
26) "Thy metal" = M--- T---

David Fisher


Victor Gijsbers

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Mar 22, 2007, 5:41:07 PM3/22/07
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David Fisher wrote:

> Each of the following is an anagram of a game. Most of them are IF comp
> entries from the last few years, but a few non-comp games are included as
> well.

A first look made me solve 1, 3 and 14. Let's see about the rest. Fun
puzzle!


The multiple choice test is pretty good as well. The "Zombie" question
is hilarious, and the discovery that somebody has written a text
adventure about the small Dutch island Texel _in Esperanto_ made my day. :D

Regards,
Victor

David Fisher

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Mar 22, 2007, 6:32:26 PM3/22/07
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"Victor Gijsbers" <vic...@lilith.gotdns.org> wrote in message
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> David Fisher wrote:
>
>> Each of the following is an anagram of a game. Most of them are IF comp
>> entries from the last few years, but a few non-comp games are included as
>> well.
>
> A first look made me solve 1, 3 and 14. Let's see about the rest. Fun
> puzzle!

Thanks!

An extra one just for you: "Not rehab".

David Fisher


Mark Tilford

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Mar 22, 2007, 8:16:40 PM3/22/07
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3) Sisyphus
4) Amnesia
9) The Dreamhold
12) Blue Chairs
13) all things devours
14) Square Circle
15) Return to Ditch Day
16) I Must Play
17) Blue sky
18) A Broken Man
19) A New Life
20) Gourmet
21) Sweet Dreams
22) The PK Girl
24) The Elysium Enigma

JDC

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Mar 22, 2007, 9:27:55 PM3/22/07
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On Mar 22, 8:16 pm, Mark Tilford <ralphmerri...@gmail.com> wrote:
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> 3) Sisyphus
> 4) Amnesia
> 9) The Dreamhold
> 12) Blue Chairs
> 13) all things devours
> 14) Square Circle
> 15) Return to Ditch Day
> 16) I Must Play
> 17) Blue sky
> 18) A Broken Man
> 19) A New Life
> 20) Gourmet
> 21) Sweet Dreams
> 22) The PK Girl
> 24) The Elysium Enigma

1) Floatpoint
2) Moon Shaped
6) Pathfinder
7) All Hope Abandon
8) Snatches
11) Delightful Wallpaper
23) Tookie's Song
26) Myth Tale

That leaves 5, 10, and 25....


David Fisher

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Mar 23, 2007, 1:35:37 AM3/23/07
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"JDC" <jd...@psu.edu> wrote in message
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> On Mar 22, 8:16 pm, Mark Tilford <ralphmerri...@gmail.com> wrote:

[ Answers snipped ]

> That leaves 5, 10, and 25....

The answers to these are ...

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25) Fort Aegea

David Fisher


David Fisher

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Mar 23, 2007, 1:37:32 AM3/23/07
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"David Fisher" <da...@hsa.com.au> wrote in message
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Here are a few more anagrams of game names ... (again, the anagrams do not
necessarily describe the games!)

Just the first letters this time:

27) "Alas, Lord" = A-- -----
28) "Can hear 'doh!'" = A---------
29) "Hen cage king, DC" = C------ --- ---
30) "Cistern's mirth" = C------------
31) "Frosty ice sect" = C--- -- -------
32) "Used lions" = D--------
33) "Nosy owl trek" = L--- --- ----
34) "Em Short poem, Sam" = M------------
35) "A dawgy!" = Y-----
36) "As for ..." = S- ---
37) "Biped wanders" = S----- --- ---
38) "Clear vial" = V--------
39) "Need hint" = I- --- ---
40) "Map exit" = M-- ----

David Fisher


Mark Tilford

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Mar 23, 2007, 9:16:32 AM3/23/07
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27) All roads
28) Anchorhead
29) Chicken and Egg
30) Christminster
31)
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33) Lost New York
34) Metamorphosis
35) Yagwad
36) So Far
37) Spider and Web
38) Varicella
39) In the end
40) Mix Tape

JDC

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Mar 23, 2007, 12:21:00 PM3/23/07
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On Mar 23, 9:16 am, Mark Tilford <ralphmerri...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2007-03-23, David Fisher <d...@hsa.com.au> wrote:
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> > "David Fisher" <d...@hsa.com.au> wrote in message


31) City of Secrets
32) Delusions

David Fisher

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Mar 23, 2007, 10:46:06 PM3/23/07
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"JDC" <jd...@psu.edu> wrote in message
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> On Mar 23, 9:16 am, Mark Tilford <ralphmerri...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 2007-03-23, David Fisher <d...@hsa.com.au> wrote:
>> > "David Fisher" <d...@hsa.com.au> wrote in message
>> >news:1305sl5...@corp.supernews.com...
>>
>> > Here are a few more anagrams of game names ... (again, the anagrams do
>> > not
>> > necessarily describe the games!)
>>
[answers snipped]

You guys are good! Here are a few older games, then:

41) "So - local caves?" = C------- ----
42) "Hobo ally" = B-------
43) "Croquet defunct? Ooh, no" = --- ------- -- Q------
44) "Ideal end" = D-------
45) "Hen trance" = E--------
46) "Get away" = --t----
47) "He bit both" = --- H-----
48) "Find lie" = ------l
49) "Cork thing" = K----- ---
50) "Need spuds" = S--------
51) "Beings whirr" = W----------
52) "Zero trunk rot" = -----n -- ----
53) "Oh, my fee? Sun. Try us!" = M------ --- H----

David Fisher


Adam Thornton

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Mar 23, 2007, 10:56:20 PM3/23/07
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In article <130947d...@corp.supernews.com>,

David Fisher <da...@hsa.com.au> wrote:
>You guys are good! Here are a few older games, then:

>42) "Hobo ally" = B-------

Ballyhoo.

>43) "Croquet defunct? Ooh, no" = --- ------- -- Q------

The Coconut of Quendor.

>44) "Ideal end" = D-------

Deadline

>45) "Hen trance" = E--------

Enchanter

>47) "He bit both" = --- H-----

The Hobbit

>50) "Need spuds" = S--------

Suspended

>51) "Beings whirr" = W----------

Wishbringer

>52) "Zero trunk rot" = -----n -- ----

Return to Zork

Adam

JDC

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Mar 24, 2007, 12:17:57 AM3/24/07
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On Mar 23, 10:56 pm, a...@fsf.net (Adam Thornton) wrote:
> In article <130947d9ol77...@corp.supernews.com>,

>
> David Fisher <d...@hsa.com.au> wrote:
> >You guys are good! Here are a few older games, then:
> >42) "Hobo ally" = B-------
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> Ballyhoo.
>
> >43) "Croquet defunct? Ooh, no" = --- ------- -- Q------
>
> The Coconut of Quendor.
>
> >44) "Ideal end" = D-------
>
> Deadline
>
> >45) "Hen trance" = E--------
>
> Enchanter
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> >47) "He bit both" = --- H-----
>
> The Hobbit
>
> >50) "Need spuds" = S--------
>
> Suspended
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> >51) "Beings whirr" = W----------
>
> Wishbringer
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> >52) "Zero trunk rot" = -----n -- ----
>
> Return to Zork
>
> Adam

41) Colossal Cave
46) Gateway
48) Infidel
49) Knight Orc
53) Mystery
Fun House

-JDC

David Fisher

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"JDC" <jd...@psu.edu> wrote in message
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On Mar 23, 10:56 pm, a...@fsf.net (Adam Thornton) wrote:

[Answers snipped]

Just a few more ...

54) "Hint: no kingly cleaver" = C---- ---- ----------
55) "Thanks, deary" = E---- --- ---
56) "To a hippo" = P-------
57) "To a nephew" = --- W-----
58) "It's the news" = --- W------
59) "Try a sidearm. Fry 3189 owls" = ---- - ------ F--- -------
60) "590" = ---

David Fisher


Mark Tilford

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Mar 24, 2007, 10:16:20 AM3/24/07
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54: ?
55: Earth and Sky
56: Photopia
57: The Weapon
58: The Witness
59: 1893: A World's Fair Mystery
60: 905

David Fisher

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Mar 25, 2007, 8:01:44 AM3/25/07
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"Mark Tilford" <ralphm...@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> On 2007-03-24, David Fisher <da...@hsa.com.au> wrote:
>>
>> [Answers snipped]

>>
>> 54) "Hint: no kingly cleaver" = C---- ---- ----------

Well, here's a few more letters ...

C--a- -i-- -v----h---

David Fisher


David Fisher

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Mar 27, 2007, 4:00:29 AM3/27/07
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"David Fisher" <da...@hsa.com.au> wrote in message
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And a few more ...

Co-a- -i-l -v--y-h--g

David Fisher


JDC

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On Mar 27, 4:00 am, "David Fisher" <d...@hsa.com.au> wrote:
> "David Fisher" <d...@hsa.com.au> wrote in message
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> news:130cp52...@corp.supernews.com...
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> > "Mark Tilford" <ralphmerri...@gmail.com> wrote in message
> >news:slrnf0acbp.58d...@news.charter.net...

> >> On 2007-03-24, David Fisher <d...@hsa.com.au> wrote:
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> >>> [Answers snipped]
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> >>> 54) "Hint: no kingly cleaver" = C---- ---- ----------
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> > Well, here's a few more letters ...
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> > C--a- -i-- -v----h---
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> And a few more ...
>
> Co-a- -i-l -v--y-h--g
>
> David Fisher


Conan Kill Everything.

-JDC

JDC

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Mar 27, 2007, 2:14:02 PM3/27/07
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How about some IF characters now? Here's one to get started:

"Car, tan, vice, lay."

Adam Thornton

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Mar 27, 2007, 2:39:47 PM3/27/07
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In article <1175019242.4...@b75g2000hsg.googlegroups.com>,

JDC <jd...@psu.edu> wrote:
>How about some IF characters now? Here's one to get started:
>
>"Car, tan, vice, lay."

Tracy Valencia, of course.

Adam


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kate-...@hotmail.com

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Mar 27, 2007, 5:13:14 PM3/27/07
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I see an AnagramComp in our future.

Speaking (were we?) of palindromes, why is there such a good chance
that any given palindrome could be an IF game clue? The average
palindrome seems to have sufficiently evocative language but also be
vague enough to create a Forer-like effect. For example...


1) Not we few - ton!
2) "I Love Me, Vol. I."
3) Dr. Awkward.
4) Dumb mud.
5) No garden. One dragon.
6) Party boobytrap.
7) I prefer pi.


versus two other (obvious/cheesy) ones:


8) Avalon was I ere I saw Novala.
9) X-opener, I; Lion, an oil, Irene: pox!

Adam Thornton

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Mar 27, 2007, 7:31:33 PM3/27/07
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In article <1175029994.6...@y80g2000hsf.googlegroups.com>,

<kate-...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>I see an AnagramComp in our future.
>
>Speaking (were we?) of palindromes, why is there such a good chance
>that any given palindrome could be an IF game clue? The average
>palindrome seems to have sufficiently evocative language but also be
>vague enough to create a Forer-like effect. For example...
>
>
>1) Not we few - ton!

Legion?

>2) "I Love Me, Vol. I."

The Incredible Erotic Adventures of Stiffy Makane. Or Varicella.
Either/or.

>3) Dr. Awkward.

1-2-3.

>4) Dumb mud.

Obviously, "Losing Your Grip."

>5) No garden. One dragon.

AAAAARGH I DON'T KNOW NOT DRAGONS EEEAGH! Is it YAGWAD, or was there a
garden in that?

>6) Party boobytrap.

Blue Chairs?

>7) I prefer pi.

Strange Geometries. Or Square Circle.

>versus two other (obvious/cheesy) ones:
>
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>8) Avalon was I ere I saw Novala.

Once and Future.

>9) X-opener, I; Lion, an oil, Irene: pox!

Cattus Atrox.

Adam


JDC

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Mar 28, 2007, 12:28:46 AM3/28/07
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On Mar 27, 7:31 pm, a...@fsf.net (Adam Thornton) wrote:
> In article <1175029994.640859.311...@y80g2000hsf.googlegroups.com>,

Are we all desperately awaiting the Spring Thing games? :)

Here are a few more palindrome game clues for recent games:
1) DNA land
2) late fetal
3) swap for paws
4) Oh, who was it I saw? Oh, who?

-JDC

Mark Tilford

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Mar 28, 2007, 9:16:01 AM3/28/07
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On 2007-03-28, JDC <jd...@psu.edu> wrote:
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>> >8) Avalon was I ere I saw Novala.

That's not a palindrome.

>
> Here are a few more palindrome game clues for recent games:
> 1) DNA land
> 2) late fetal
> 3) swap for paws
> 4) Oh, who was it I saw? Oh, who?
>


2) No Time to Squeal?

Jan Thorsby

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Mar 28, 2007, 11:50:11 AM3/28/07
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> 2) late fetal

Beyond?

> 3) swap for paws

Ralph?


JDC

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Mar 28, 2007, 12:19:11 PM3/28/07
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On Mar 28, 11:50 am, "Jan Thorsby" <no_spam@spam> wrote:
> > 2) late fetal
>
> Beyond?

Yeah, I was thinking of Beyond (but No Time to Squeal seems to work,
too).

> > 3) swap for paws
>
> Ralph?

There are a lot that work here (I was thinking of Carmen Devine:
Supernatural Troubleshooter, myself).

-JDC

Greg Boettcher

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Mar 28, 2007, 3:05:35 PM3/28/07
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On Mar 27, 10:28 pm, "JDC" <j...@psu.edu> wrote:
> Here are a few more palindrome game clues for recent games:

How about some word-unit palindromes? These ones are all quite easy,
I'm afraid.

1. Robot finds slaves' quarters. "Master, that master quarters
slaves," finds robot.
2. Life of robber that loots pyramid: pyramid loots that robber of
life.
3. You can't crash this game, can you, but you can game this crash,
can't you?
4. Roommate hero's no deadly whip. Who'll whip deadly 'No? Hero's
roommate!

My longest palindrome is a spoiler.

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5. Lack diamond? For cure, find coal revamp machine. Visit coal mine,
mine coal, visit machine, revamp coal, find cure for diamond lack.

Greg

Mark Tilford

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Mar 29, 2007, 9:15:55 AM3/29/07
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On 2007-03-28, Greg Boettcher <WRITET...@gregboettcher.com> wrote:
>
>
> On Mar 27, 10:28 pm, "JDC" <j...@psu.edu> wrote:
>> Here are a few more palindrome game clues for recent games:
>
> How about some word-unit palindromes? These ones are all quite easy,
> I'm afraid.
>
> 1. Robot finds slaves' quarters. "Master, that master quarters
> slaves," finds robot.
> 2. Life of robber that loots pyramid: pyramid loots that robber of
> life.
> 3. You can't crash this game, can you, but you can game this crash,
> can't you?
> 4. Roommate hero's no deadly whip. Who'll whip deadly 'No? Hero's
> roommate!
>
> My longest palindrome is a spoiler.
>

2) Infidel
3) Rematch?
5) Zork I

Mark Tilford

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Mar 29, 2007, 4:15:54 PM3/29/07
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On 2007-03-28, JDC <jd...@psu.edu> wrote:
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>> > 3) swap for paws
>>

This isn't a palindrome, either.

JDC

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On Mar 29, 4:15 pm, Mark Tilford <ralphmerri...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 2007-03-28, JDC <j...@psu.edu> wrote:
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> >> > 3) swap for paws
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> This isn't a palindrome, either.


Hmm, that's true. Apparently the palindrome list I consulted is
faulty....

Ok, I see how to fix this: "swap 4 paws" :).

-JDC

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