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MM Links Solutions June 2007 [Week 1}

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crofter | 20:00 Sun 03rd Jun 2007 | Quizzes & Puzzles
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I can now reveal the chosen Link Words of gen2 and they are:

Ground SWELL
FARM Yard
FOLK Song
Cherry ORCHARD

Very rural!

All four links were eventually predicted, but there were no additional bonus points under the two-minute rule and precious few points awarded anyway! Don't worry, this is a five-week month, so you'll have plenty of time to tune in to the thoughts of the Laird of the Links!

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Well, I must say that this was a strange one to score. The Marmite Patrol made an early strike with bridgenut appearing first on the scene and claiming CHERRY ORCHARD as the first hit. I thought that things were going well, but then there was a long hiatus with many of the big hitters scoring zero points until Entrant #23 and JMR27 claimed GROUNDSWELL as the second hit. An hour went by before merched marched in with FOLK SONG and Link No. 3 hit the dust.

After an enormous passage of time, the penultimate entrant, kettledrum, arrived on the scene to predict FARM YARD and the final link had been found. This happened at one minute to eleven on Saturday night and it is surprising that one of the links could have survived so long. For that reason, I declare kettledrum �Hot Shot of the Week�. Well Done!

We welcome newcomers GK Fanatic, dd47, marie34 & magseegee, most of whom were able to score one point and show the others how it�s done.

Amazing. Apart from, possibly, ground swell, they don't look that hard. Oh well, zero points to kick off with - it can ony get better (well, at least no worse!). Well done gen2 for deceptively difficult links and well done, too, all those who scored.
Thank you crofter and gen2, I'm chuffed to have predicted one of the links after getting zero on my first attempt last month. Congrats to the others also, and good luck to everyone for next week.

M
S'teeth, gen2. They don't look all that difficult, do they. I've decided that I'm more in tune with the girls, so I'll stick with Kate. Well done, anyway, and thanks to crofter, too.
well I have to second christianas' words zero for me too so it can only get better still 4 more weeks to prove ourselves!
thanks crofter and Gen2 June is not going to be a lazy month then!
jan
Off to a good start ! Nil points yet again.Oh well TOMORROW is another day and next week I will do better. Best wishes Evsajo (Kay)
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This is crofter signing off for another week, in which many egos were a little dented ~ but as Kay points out �There�s always Tomorrow!� (Noted: Kay!)

Well there's always next week: Same time � Same place

Special thoughts go out to Elspeth! You send me nine letters any time you like ~ and you can change them as many times as you want (a new rule ~ The E-Rule)

I'll re-state the MM Rules next week!

LONG LIVE THE SPIRIT OF THE MM-LINKERS! :o)
Crofter, you are such a flirt, I thought I was your favourite, despite you not having given me a point for ages!!! I have now evidently been usurped by Elspeth!!!
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I blush!
Thank you, thank you , thank you Crofter! Almost as good as winning EV ! All is now forgiven over 'tectonic plate' and I won't mention it again. I'm going to enjoy being Hotshot of the Week - until next week: it makes a very nice change after having been holder of the Wooden Spoon for umpteen weeks.
I can't believe that I actually got one right and it's the one that Christiana said was the 'hard' one!
Perhaps it's going to be:
1 the first week, 2 the second week, 3 the third week - you get my drift? Could end up cleaning the slate that way.
Mr. O. is a bit down in the mouth, he was sure his 'yard work' was in the running as, quoth he 'I do enough of it.'
You've started off well Gen2 and no doubt you'll keep it up. Thanks once again to Crofter, the flirt - (Hey! Alibobs said it first) and his trusty abacus. Thanks to all who took part and made it 'fun' while it lasted.
Thanks to Crofter for scoring this competition.

(I hope I am not breaking any rules here by making comments whilst still the setter.)

Most ABers would appear be a bunch of urbanites or at least ruralphobic. An alternative link I had in mind was Barn Yard and nobody suggested that either - Where were you all brought up - high-rise flats? Come on - get your green wellies muddy - take a trip to the countryside.

I must admit, Ground Swell was probably forefront in my brain because it was an answer in a crossword I had recently completed (Most likely the D.T.). Cherry Orchard was an attempt to add a bit of culture (Chekhov) to what is otherwise a trivial bit of fun. The other two were just answers I fancied.

Next week though? Will it be more of the same? Or will I take a different tack and confuse you all again? Will I choose link-words with few options to increase the scoring or will I opt for variety? Wait and see.

In any case, let me add my congratulations to bridgenut, JMR27, kettledrum & merched.


NB No further correspondence will be entered into regarding my selection of link words.

Good luck to everyone next week.

Well, I think this says everything about my efforts

http://www.cartoonstock.com/newscartoons/carto onists/mgt/lowres/mgtn42l.jpg

Thanks gen2 and crofter, and well done kettledrum for a very late hit for hot shot of the week :O)
S, I said on the other site there was a wee bit of the scotsman about you! Now you have proved me right, do I get a point for that?
jan
Here is the whole verse from Keats' poem:

There was a naughty boy,
And a naughty boy was he,
He ran away to Scotland
The people for to see-
There he found
That the ground
Was as hard,
That a yard
Was as long,
That a song
Was as merry,
That a cherry
Was as red,
That lead
Was as weighty,
That fourscore
Was as eighty,
That a door
Was as wooden
As in England-
So he stood in his shoes
And he wonder'd,
He wonder'd,
He stood in his
Shoes and he wonder'd.
Jan .. that's supposed to be a charicature of gen2 who IS in Scotland, I have a Welsh christian name and an Irish grandmother but no links north of the border ... except of course a much older (as evsajo would say) sister, who lives in Edinburgh!!
lol (S)
..... and I can't spell caricature !! :O)
Hi Sarumite, You got the colour of my Y-fronts wrong.
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gen2, In my eyes, you can do no wrong!

Perfect launch, well pitched, nicely referenced ~ and you can do all the "chatting to the (urban) peasants" that you want!

I look forward to next week and Round 2!
Thank you Crofter for not expelling me from the club for my nine letter word. I am happier now - even though I failed rather miserably anyway. Have swapped the tartan for penitent's weeds! Elspeth

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