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 Post subject: Re: A Third Victorian Puzzle Poem
PostPosted: 08 Mar 2017, 23:58 
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Oh that's brilliant - I kept reading it as both of them going out of the door! I think the next item is an upper lip with an indication of the philtrum, none of which gets us anywhere, though 'bow' sounds promising.


So if it's top lip - can we get anywhere with
You say goodbye to [plip RAG E4]?

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 Post subject: Re: A Third Victorian Puzzle Poem
PostPosted: 09 Mar 2017, 00:03 
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I couldn't get past seeing a moustache in line 12, but bow or yoke sound better. That said,
"You say goodbye forever more" scans and rhymes, but I can't work out how it fits in with the picture.


No, as the 4 is under rather than over the E ...

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 Post subject: Re: A Third Victorian Puzzle Poem
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I'm out of it now as I've looked up the solution and the Examiners' Report. (There were 4 entries that were perfect.)


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 Post subject: Re: A Third Victorian Puzzle Poem
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I guess the thistle -E in line four is probably meant to be minus LE (combined) to make 'this to implore'.

ETA: Four perfect entries? They must have minds that think exactly the same way as the compiler's!


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 Post subject: Re: A Third Victorian Puzzle Poem
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Noreen wrote:
ETA: Four perfect entries? They must have minds that think exactly the same way as the compiler's!


Or too much time on their hands!


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 Post subject: Re: A Third Victorian Puzzle Poem
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Annied wrote:
Noreen wrote:
ETA: Four perfect entries? They must have minds that think exactly the same way as the compiler's!


Or too much time on their hands!


No internet to take up their time ... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: A Third Victorian Puzzle Poem
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Has everyone conceded defeat now?


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 Post subject: Re: A Third Victorian Puzzle Poem
PostPosted: 11 Mar 2017, 23:52 
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Yes, I think we've got as far as we're going to... :D

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 Post subject: Re: A Third Victorian Puzzle Poem
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Agreed - we'll doubtless kick ourselves over some of it, of course!


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 Post subject: Re: A Third Victorian Puzzle Poem
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Here's the solution.

I'd certainly never have cracked the lines that stumped us.

Here's the Examiners' Report


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 Post subject: Re: A Third Victorian Puzzle Poem
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No, nor would I! Thanks for posting that, anyway.

To me, the Examiners' Report certainly gives the impression that it's they who would like to have no more... :D


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