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Miss Z
08-08-2007, 10:15 AM
To newcomers: Read the rules before you join, please, and be prepared to host the next if you win!

The rules:

1. You may only guess one letter at a time.

2. After you have guessed a letter, you must wait for another player to guess a letter before you can go again. (see also rule #9)

3. The host of the game responding to a guess does not count as a turn. Should you choose a letter, then receive a response from the member host, you must wait for the next member to guess a letter.

4. One point will be awarded for each correct letter, 2 points for vowels.

5. Only six misses are allowed in the game.

6. If you wish to guess the phrase, send it to me via Pet Talk Private message. (This is accessible via the 'PM' or 'Profile' buttons on any of my posts). DO NOT post it on the forum. If you wish to guess a letter, post it on the forum.

7. You must have submitted a correct letter to submit your solution. Unlike letters, if you submit a wrong solution, you are disqualified from continuing in that puzzle.

8. The player who correctly guesses the phrase wins the game. If no one has guessed it correctly after six misses, then the player with the most points wins the game.

9. Only 5 guesses allowed in total until the host updates the puzzle. Any guess after 5, before the next update, won't be counted as a guess. And as always, someone else has to guess a letter before you can guess another letter.

And here is what you win...you get to create the next puzzle.
(Should you win the game and do not care to host the next puzzle, you may pass it to the member with the next highest points)

Here's the puzzle! Hopefully it'll be a bit of a challenge, it's a chunk of translated prose so it should be interesting to see how quickly it is guessed!

------- ---- ‘--- -------- -- --- ----’

--- ---- ---- --- --------, -- --- ----- ----- -- ---- ---- ---…

----- -- --- ---- --- ----; --- ---- ------- ----- --------;

--- -------- -- - ---, --- -------- - ---- -------

------------ --- -----; --- ---- ------ ---- - ---- ------

--- ------ ----- --- -----… --- -------- --- ---- ------,

--- ------ --- ------- ------ ---- ---- ---- --- ---------,

--- ----~---- ---- -----, --- --- ----- ----- --- ------.

---~----

Notice there are two hyphens in there, which I have marked with a ~.

Good luck!

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

wombat2u2004
08-08-2007, 10:27 AM
E please

Randi
08-08-2007, 10:41 AM
A, please! :)

Alysser
08-08-2007, 10:46 AM
I, please!

Killearn Kitties
08-08-2007, 11:16 AM
T please.

Catty1
08-08-2007, 11:22 AM
O, please. :)

Miss Z
08-08-2007, 12:47 PM
E-t-a-t --o- ‘T-e -tea-i-- o- t-e -a-e’

T-e --e- -a-e t-e -e-o--e-, i- t-e -o--- t-e-e i- -o-e -i-e -e-…

--a-e i- -e- -ea- a-- -ea-; -e- ea-- --i--e- --o-e to-et-e-;

-e- -o-e-o-- i- a -et, -e- -o-e-ea- a -a-- -i--te-

I----i-ati-- t-e t-i-e; -e- -e-- ----e- -i-e a -a-- --a---

-e- -it-e- --ea- a-- --a--… -e- -o-e-e-- a-e t-i- -a--e-,

-e- -oo-e- --- -o--a-- -a-te- e-e- t-a- --ie- t-e --i---i--,

-e- tai-~-o-e -e-- a-o-t, -et t-e -ai-- --ee- t-e --a-e-.

A--~-e--


wombat2u2004: 65 Es = 130 pts
Randi: 30 As = 60 pts
Maltese_Love: 20 Is = 40 pts
Killearn Kitties: 26 Ts = 26 pts
Catty1: 16 Os = 32 pts

BCDFGHJKLMNPQRSUVWXYZ

Catty1
08-08-2007, 12:52 PM
R please

Killearn Kitties
08-08-2007, 12:57 PM
C please.

Randi
08-08-2007, 01:00 PM
H, please! :)

Karen
08-08-2007, 01:13 PM
S, please!

Miss Z
08-08-2007, 01:41 PM
E-tract -ro- ‘The Stea-i-- o- the -are’

The -re- -are the re-o--e-, i- the -or-- there is -o-e -i-e her…

S-are is her hea- a-- -ea-; her ears -ric-e- c-ose to-ether;

Her -ore-oc- is a -et, her -orehea- a -a-- -i-hte-

I----i-ati-- the tri-e; her -ec- c-r-e- -i-e a -a-- -ra-ch

Her -ither c-ea- a-- s-ar-… her -ore-e-s are t-i- -a-ces,

Her hooves --- -or-ar- -aster e-er tha- --ies the -hir--i--,

Her tai-~-o-e he-- a-o-t, -et the hairs s-ee- the -ra-e-.

A--~-e--


wombat2u2004: 65 Es = 130 pts
Randi: 30 As + 32 Hs = 92 pts
Maltese_Love: 20 Is = 40 pts
Killearn Kitties: 26 Ts + 9 Cs = 35 pts
Catty1: 16 Os + 38 Rs = 70 pts
Karen: 15 Ss = 15 pts

BDFGJKLMNPQUVWXYZ

Killearn Kitties
08-08-2007, 01:56 PM
L please.

Miss Z
08-08-2007, 02:06 PM
E-tract -ro- ‘The Steali-- o- the -are’

The -re- -are the re-o--e-, i- the -orl- there is -o-e li-e her…

S-are is her hea- a-- lea-; her ears -ric-e- close to-ether;

Her -oreloc- is a -et, her -orehea- a la-- li-hte-

Ill--i-ati-- the tri-e; her -ec- c-r-e- li-e a -al- -ra-ch

Her -ither clea- a-- s-ar-… her -orele-s are t-i- la-ces,

Her hooves -l- -or-ar- -aster e-er tha- -lies the -hirl-i--,

Her tail~-o-e hel- alo-t, -et the hairs s-ee- the -ra-el.

A--~-e--


wombat2u2004: 65 Es = 130 pts
Randi: 30 As + 32 Hs = 92 pts
Maltese_Love: 20 Is = 40 pts
Killearn Kitties: 26 Ts + 9 Cs + 22 Ls = 57 pts
Catty1: 16 Os + 38 Rs = 70 pts
Karen: 15 Ss = 15 pts

BDFGJKMNPQUVWXYZ

Randi
08-08-2007, 02:51 PM
N, please! :)

Killearn Kitties
08-08-2007, 02:58 PM
C please.

Karen
08-08-2007, 03:01 PM
M, please, a few words I've yet to puzzle out ...

Miss Z
08-08-2007, 04:49 PM
Karen (Killearn Kitties), you already guessed C before. ;)

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E-tract -rom ‘The Stealin- o- the Mare’

The -re- mare the reno-ne-, in the -orl- there is none li-e her…

S-are is her hea- an- lean; her ears -ric-e- close to-ether;

Her -oreloc- is a net, her -orehea- a lam- li-hte-

Ill-minatin- the tri-e; her nec- c-r-e- li-e a -alm -ranch

Her -ither clean an- s-ar-… her -orele-s are t-in lances,

Her hooves -l- -or-ar- -aster e-er than -lies the -hirl-in-,

Her tail~-one hel- alo-t, -et the hairs s-ee- the -ra-el.

A--~-e--

wombat2u2004: 65 Es = 130 pts
Randi: 30 As + 32 Hs + 19 Ns= 111 pts
Maltese_Love: 20 Is = 40 pts
Killearn Kitties: 26 Ts + 9 Cs + 22 Ls = 57 pts
Catty1: 16 Os + 38 Rs = 70 pts
Karen: 15 Ss + 6 Ms = 21 pts

BDFGJKPQUVWXYZ

Killearn Kitties
08-08-2007, 04:55 PM
Karen (Killearn Kitties), you already guessed C before. ;)
Oh good grief! Please do excuse my most appalling typos.

V please.

Miss Z
08-08-2007, 05:01 PM
Oh good grief! Please do excuse my most appalling typos.

V please.

LOL, no problem! :D I just realised I put a 'v' in before you even guessed the letter. :o Happens to us all!

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E-tract -rom ‘The Stealin- o- the Mare’

The -re- mare the reno-ne-, in the -orl- there is none li-e her…

S-are is her hea- an- lean; her ears -ric-e- close to-ether;

Her -oreloc- is a net, her -orehea- a lam- li-hte-

Ill-minatin- the tri-e; her nec- c-rve- li-e a -alm -ranch

Her -ither clean an- s-ar-… her -orele-s are t-in lances,

Her hooves -l- -or-ar- -aster ever than -lies the -hirl-in-,

Her tail~-one hel- alo-t, -et the hairs s-ee- the -ravel.

A--~-e--

wombat2u2004: 65 Es = 130 pts
Randi: 30 As + 32 Hs + 19 Ns= 111 pts
Maltese_Love: 20 Is = 40 pts
Killearn Kitties: 26 Ts + 9 Cs + 22 Ls + 4 Vs = 61 pts
Catty1: 16 Os + 38 Rs = 70 pts
Karen: 15 Ss + 6 Ms = 21 pts

BDFGJKPQUWXYZ

mrspunkysmom
08-08-2007, 11:37 PM
g please

Catty1
08-09-2007, 12:55 AM
PM sent

Miss Z
08-09-2007, 04:48 AM
mrspunky'smom submitted a correct answer but does not wish to host the next puzzle. Catty1 submitted an incorrect answer. So, I'm leaving it open a while longer to see if anyone else can get it! :)

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E-tract -rom ‘The Stealing o- the Mare’

The gre- mare the reno-ne-, in the -orl- there is none li-e her…

S-are is her hea- an- lean; her ears -ric-e- close together;

Her -oreloc- is a net, her -orehea- a lam- li-hte-

Ill-minating the tri-e; her nec- c-rve- li-e a -alm -ranch

Her -ither clean an- shar-… her -orelegs are t-in lances,

Her hooves -l- -or-ar- -aster ever than -lies the -hirl-in-,

Her tail~-one hel- alo-t, -et the hairs s-ee- the gravel.

A--~-e--

wombat2u2004: 65 Es = 130 pts
Randi: 30 As + 32 Hs + 19 Ns= 111 pts
Maltese_Love: 20 Is = 40 pts
Killearn Kitties: 26 Ts + 9 Cs + 22 Ls + 4 Vs = 61 pts
Catty1: 16 Os + 38 Rs = 70 pts
Karen: 15 Ss + 6 Ms = 21 pts
mrspunky'smom: 6 Gs = 6 pts

BDFJKPQUWXYZ

wombat2u2004
08-09-2007, 06:22 AM
PM sent

Miss Z
08-10-2007, 06:32 AM
wombat got it, and will be hosting the next puzzle!