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MM Links Solutions February 2011 [Week 1]

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crofter | 19:01 Sun 06th Feb 2011 | Quizzes & Puzzles
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Lady Alex II set new records by awarding almost 50 points across a record field of over 50 contestants. Her links were based on her early experiences in cookery and she chose to go with link words:

ROCK Salt
Pepper SPRAY
Mustard PLASTER
MALT Vinegar

Her reference to Fanny Craddock, led me to recall the classical story relating to her doughnuts, which was alluded to by BigMac. Decency dictates that I should not pursue this matter any further!

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Three of Lady Alex’s Links went immediately as the early birds fought over the worms. Regular to be first off the blocks was roslyn251254 and she went with ROCK SALT and MALT VINEGAR for FOUR POINTS already. She was followed by BigMac wielding a PEPPER SPRAY for the third link word and another TWO POINTS was claimed.

With three links discovered, the stage was set for a feeding frenzy and Two Points were claimed in turn by Dinkypuzzled, tearinghair, beejay1124, centrino and lysander before the clock reached 09.05am. In the midst of these successes came Jools to repeat the earlier result of roslyn251254 to qualify for the same Four Points.

However, these stars were eclipsed by the mighty teacher1 who was able to pull all three early links together to score an impressive SIX POINTS. I have been waiting patiently for teacher1 to hit the jackpot ~ I knew that it was only a matter of time. At last, we can honour him as HOT SHOT OF THE WEEK.
*** Let trumpets sound and canons roar ***
*** The peasants cheer and shout “Encore” ***
Not sure I 'alluded' to it - more like gave away the punchline!
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With only one more link word to find, the clock stood at 09.05 when Entrant #16 came on the scene as the very popular Aquagilty who claimed the last scalp with MUSTARD PLASTER together with Rock Salt and Pepper Spray (just a little late to qualify for bonus points) and claimed FOUR POINTS for his three hits.

Thereafter, points were scored mainly in singles and no fewer than ten players got a toehold on the scoreboard. However, worthy of special mention are regulars, kawakiri, deecee131 and gen2, who managed double hits for well-deserved Two Points each.

The League Table after this first week is:

SIX POINTS: teacher1
FOUR POINTS: Aquagility, Jools & roslyn251254
TWO POINTS: beejay1124, BigMac, centrino, deecee131, Dinkypuzzled, gen2, kawakiri, lysander & tearinghair
ONE POINT: cliffyg, Elspeth, fordward, joto, LaneyB, NazNomad, patchett, SHAZZA, wickedtongue & x-ray
With one week over, a record number of points have gone down the Swanee ~ never to return! Will Week[2] bring similar levels of success? You dare not miss out, in case the answer is “Yes”! See you next week. Be there or be square!

For the present, this is crofter signing off.

Until we meet up again: HAPPY LINKING!

:o)
Thanks, Crofter.

Please pass the oxygen - that's the highest I've ever been up the leader board and am not used to it.

Well done Teacher.
Well done Teach - Thanks to crofter and Lady Alex - See you all next week.
Quite happy to share with friend and rival Aquagility but I think I posted "mustard plaster "at 9.03 Regards Lysander
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Lysander, Your prediction of Mustard Plaster is noted and the League Table will be updated for next week. Apologies!
No apology needed.Many thanks.Lysander
Well done teacher1 sillyboy on your 6 points! (Your lucky streak of crossword wins seems to be continuing here!) I am well pleased with my 4! Let's hope we continue.
Hi everyone !

50 points, eh ? Well, I'll have to try harder to fox you next week!
Hope you're all enjoying my challenges.

Well done teacher1 and all the other points scorers.

Many thanks to crofter who makes everything possible.

ladyalex :-))
Thanks Lady Alex and Crofter.
Well done teacher...I am getting worse each month!

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