Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Solutions to Word Play and Posts of the Week

Well I should have known that you are all much too clever to stump with a few simple wordplay puzzles. Some of you got many of them and many of you got all of them. Thank you so much, everyone for playing along. And a big welcome to a few new faces in the group! The correct answers are as follows:

1) West Indies (West in D's). That was a map of the West Indies in the background.

2) Forty Niners (4 Ts, 9 Rs). A reference to an American football team.

3) Three Blind Mice (3 mice without the letter I - no Is/no eyes = blind).

4) The Unfinished Symphony (no ending to the word Symphony). That's Schubert, the composer in the image.

5) Water or H2O (H ijklmn O - or H to O). That's some lovely lake water in the photo.

6) Hungary (Hung Gary on the gallows). Arrows point to a map of Hungary.
I have now published all of your comments so if you like, you can check them out at the end of the previous post.

The following brainy folks solved all six puzzles:

Fragrant Liar

Jillsy (who was so dedicated to solving them that she visited five times!)

Linda (who got them in three visits)


Out on the Prairie

Dave's Wife Jill



Thumbelina (no linkage request honoured) Hi, C!


And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the week. The icon below is yours for the taking if if your blog post is named as a Post of the Week - either as top post or as a runner up.

This week's top post of beautiful photography goes to:

River Walks
by Saz
at Fab, Fiesty and Fifty

Other wonderful posts are categorized below (they may well fit into more than one category but I'm only selecting one for each):

Cowboy Cookout
by Slamdunk
at Slam Dunks

Possibly the Best Use of Beer Bottles Ever
by Linda
at To Behold the Beauty

by Jinksy
at Napples Notes

Going, Going, Gone
by Moannie
at The View From This End

Tumble Into Darkness
by Clowcar
at The Oort Cloud

While you're at Clowncar's blog, check out the cool photo in his previous post called: Analemma 2010

The Last of 2010
by Rosaria
at SixtyFiveWhatNow

A Rare Sighting
by Leah
at The Goat's Lunch Pail

Fence In or Out
by Dawn
at Puzzle Pieces

Another Chance / Another Year
by Gloria
at Happy to Be
Recommended by: Eddie Bluelights at Clouds and Silvery Linings

Key West Pets
by Big Dave T
at Big Dave's Blog
Recommended by: TechnoBabe

Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you.


Kristina P. said...

Oh, I forgot to come back! Dang it!

photowannabe said...

That was fun Hilary. 4 out of 6 wasn't too bad. Congrats to those who got all 6.

Zuzana said...

Aw, I think I got one or two right or so, hehe.;) Need to practice my brain more.;)
Congratulations to everyone, I will try to visit these lovely places.;)
Have a great midweek dear Hilary,

Dave said...

That quiz you had as your last blog was fun Hilary. Jill and I both enjoyed it, but Jill's the brains in our house :-) Dave

Rebecca said...

wow i would jave totally been wrong on all thanks for the awesome quiz

Indrani said...

Hmmm... looks like I missed lots of fun here. :(

Happy New Year to you dear Hilary!

Anonymous said...

Well, congratulations to the puzzle solvers. What a bunch of smartie pants readers you have. LOL

And congrats to the POTW. Must go read some of them now.

Tata, and thanks for being YOU!


June said...

I either have to do more of these or give up altogether. My angst wasn't worth the outcome, which, of course, I had thought was perfect. :-*
But don't do it again soon please.

Leah J. Utas said...

Awww thanks for the POTW.
I enjoyed your wordplay, Hilary.

Lori said...

I am not very good at these...I did get a couple of them and was going to go back and try again but forgot...glad that some very brainy people got them. I hope to get a chance in the near future to check these posts out. Happy hump day Hilary! XX

Suldog said...

Glad to see myself included in such an esteemed company of puzzle solvers! Thanks for the fun, Hilary!

Jinksy said...

And I hope we continue to make each other laugh in 2011! LOL

DJan said...

I tried but only got one by chance. It made my brain hurt! I am amazed that so many got all of them right. I love your POTWs and if I ever need inspiration, I find them here.

Clowncar said...

hey, thanks Hil!

just now getting back into the rhythms of blogging. nice to see you in the new year!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

You were kind to include me among the puzzle solvers in spite of its taking me three tries in three days to get them all. I loved Frank's response to the puzzle. I can see why you enjoy hanging out with him. :)

Thanks for the POTW mention.

Sandi McBride said...

So much catching up to do, I am glad that it's to cold to be out much! I can spend the day reading.

messymimi said...

Very good puzzles, forgot to say. Do it again some time, if you ever get the notion.

Dawn said...

Oh dear...I never got one of those word puzzles. (I knew that going in to it;))

Thanks again for the POTW getting to know other blogs out there!

Congrats to all the brainy puzzle-solvers:))

Bossy Betty said...

OK, NOW I can sleep. How did I not get the mice one?

Thanks for the POTW! Off for some good reading!

Anita said...

Sorry I missed the game! Although, my brain is experiencing a little temporary meltdown, so I probably would have failed miserably. :)

I think I'll visit one of your recommended blogs. Hmmm... which one?

Have a peaceful and fulfilling new year, Hilary.

Anonymous said...

I just realized that when I came here earlier, I flew off to read POTW, but never commented here. 14 winners ~ Yeah! It was fun, but I'm not sure how well I would do if they were more difficult!

Kelly H-Y said...

Looking forward to checking out the POtw!! :-)

Brian Miller said...

oy being away for a few days it seems like i missed out on a spot of fun...congrats to the POTW...will be around in a bit...

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the winners! :)

Out on the prairie said...

I'll have to see how many were obsessed to get your puzzles all done.The hints helped, wait there is no Hungary is there, it became a few counteries.Some good reads today, Linda's had me watching a lot more videos.I was amused withthe Key West one at the end, got me to cruise that blog.

Moannie said...

Aw...! Hilary...thank you so much. What a week it has been for me, this is the icing on the cake. XXX

And so many great posts too.

Anonymous said...

Ah, I was so close! I thought of H to O but really didn't think it fit. dang.

Maggie May said...

So busy with my visitors that I missed this fun.
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Karen said...

Hilary, I'll check those site out. Thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to dive into to some good reading. I was really stumped on some of those word puzzles but it was fun!

Country Girl said...

Missed this. Sounds like fun ~~

Slamdunk said...

Very creative Hilary. When I first read your word plays, I did not have any answers--I need to eat more brain food.

Thanks as well for recognizing my posts--I am glad that someone else is entertained by my clueless life adventures.

Dawning Inspiration said...

Great job to those who got them all!!!

Hilary said...

Thanks for stopping by, everyone!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the winners of the word play and to the best posts...

Big Dave T said...

Thanks for recognizing my blog here. Last time I was nominated for anything like that was three or four years ago, and the guy who nominated my blog is dead now. I miss his blog. Very funny guy.

Mississauga is near Toronto, if I recall. My wife and I used to visit Toronto when our kids were young--CN Tower, Casa Loma, the Science Center, Royal Ontario Museum, Organ Grinder, etc. Our students from the school here made two field trips to Toronto and I chaperoned both times. Fun places around there.

Rosaria Williams said...

Hi. Thanks for shout-out!

Fragrant Liar said...

Yay! It was fun. I love a good brain teaser!

Happy to check out the new posts of the week, and thanks!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Can't wait-- you have SO many to chose from. I love that you're dividing it out by categories. Thank you for everything that goes into doing this :-)

Anonymous said...

West Indies! *smacks forehead*
Thanks for the fun, and as always, thank you for pointing us to some wonderful blogs. :)

Moannie said...

Hilary, I should like to nominate has a terrific Blog but quite new, needs a nudge.Thank you.