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Jun. 7th, 2010

04:09 pm - Dear Hattie...

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Dear Hattie, a wacky puzzle from Dell Magazine

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From:kinkyturtle
Date:June 7th, 2010 09:48 pm (UTC)
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Elmo was more ticked off than tickled about that, I can tell you!
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From:trudyscousin
Date:June 7th, 2010 09:55 pm (UTC)
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Wow. They still publish this?
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:June 7th, 2010 09:58 pm (UTC)
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Dern tootin', ya whippersnapper! 23 skiddoo!
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:June 7th, 2010 09:57 pm (UTC)
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I mean, would it have been that hard to just say she's a bad typist? A nervous tic in her thumb that causes her to hit the space bar at the wrong times! That's all that's needed. That would make way more sense than this "nexus of the pixel" business.
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From:woelfisch
Date:June 7th, 2010 10:25 pm (UTC)
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The abbreviation of Provo's state? How do you abbreviate "boring"? *ducks*
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:June 7th, 2010 10:26 pm (UTC)
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You abbreviate it: MEH.
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From:ringbark
Date:June 8th, 2010 06:51 am (UTC)
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Remarkably, they seem to publish their answers in ROT13. I think this is a stroke of brilliance, but prtesumably 99 out of 100 of thir target audience won't hav any idea what this means.

Note my icon. It really means "J".
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:June 9th, 2010 05:09 pm (UTC)
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I think the ROT-13 was KT's doing for our sake - the target audience (ie us) get it and agree its a stroke of brilliance. Dell Puzzle's target audience's (average age: deceased) equivalent of ROT13 is hiding the (unencrypted) answers at the back of the book.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:June 9th, 2010 06:43 pm (UTC)
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I think he was just kidding.

But yeah, if you mention "ROT13" to the average Dell Puzzles buyer, they'll probably respond, "Rot 13? You mean Lot 13? What, ya work in a Japanese egg roll factory?"
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