1-4 came quick, working on 5 and 6
Working on #5.
It's Wednesday, so here's your Brain Game---SOLUTION!!
Wednesday's Brain Game----SOLUTION!
Wednesday's Brain Game---SOLUTION
Pretty sure I got them all. Now if I can just not question my answers. . . .
Might have #5. But like you, Rusty, I'm going to second guess forever.
Got them all! Yay!!!!
All but #5 so far...
Just came back and got 6. Confident with all my answers. Of course we know what that means!
I got them all quickly, but #5 took a couple of minutes.
Thanks for posting these, Jasdip. Sometimes the remind me what day it is!
I don't have #5 yet.
1-4 got right away.... still stuck on 5 & 6
#5 is a toughie, imo. I'm glad so many of you got it! We'll see tomorrow :)
Got them all but 5 and 3. I see others have a problem with 5 but I guess everyone got 3. It'll come to me.
I keep r we thinking 5, so far I have at least 3 in possibilities. Wait, 4 possibilities! Ok, I think I have it!
I have no clue for 5. But 3 should be hitting me but it's not.
For 5, I had all the right ideas but the wrong words.. Once I started thinking of synonyms, especially regarding the spacing of the letters, it came to me.
Oddly, though, every time I look at it now, I almost have to figure out out all over again, because my previous possibilities are still hoping around in my brain!
I am confident in all except #5 and going to take another look at that one. Guess it is giving everybody a chance to second guess themselves!
Ive only come up with one answer for 5 and im confident so curious what im missing
I don't expect to get 5. But someone give me a clue for 3. what am I missing?
For 3, do you see the word? If so, hold ln to it for a moment. Now Now, take a look at the SHAPE of the image. ignore what the letters are. If you drew an outline around the shape, what would it look like? There might be a couple of answers, but the next step help you decide which one to use.
Now, combine the shape you drew, and the word that the letters make.
Does that help?
Lily, think of blended families.
Okay, I might have it now. I was thinking of that other word but didn't put the two together. Thanks. Now to solve 5. Not going to happen.
Mean, ______, mode…
I don't have #5 either. I have an idea but really can't make it quite work.
And if FOAS's hint is what I think it is someone will really have to explain it to me, even if it's ethereal.
Well if my solution to #5 is correct then my hint is key to the definition.
I think FOAS’s clue is excellent. We stand united, not the other way around on this one 😀
(Definitely a synonym for what would be a big part of what would be in the answer)
Came back for another look at #3 and finally got it. I had thought of both words, but couldn't get past having them in the wrong sequence!
raee-That's just what happened to me, I had both words but didn't put them together. Still, 5 isn't coming to my tiny brain even with clues.
Number five another way?
That works, Richard!
1. We are counting on you2. A Friend in need3. Stepmother4. Caught in the moment5. Divided highway6. Season Tickets
All but #5 - totally missed the 'high' part 😀
I got ’ counting on you ‘ for #1 and caught ‘up’ in the moment for #4. The rest were right. Close enough😊
Gee, the ”r” is so wee I didn’t even see it! and yes, #4 caught up in the moment.
Oh my gosh! I thought that ‘r’ was dirt on my screen. I’m deducting a point from my score for poor housekeeping.
I would never have gotten #5 but the rest ---- yes.
I didn’t see the wee r either. my screen is so cracked I have to scroll up and down just to proofread my posts. Little chance of seeing that. And yes, clearly the caught is up.
I did not get 5 and I had overseas tickets for 6.
Got them all except number 5 which is another one which doesn't work in British English. It isn't a phrase we use. Can anyone design a puzzle for ’dual carriageway’? 😉
Dual Carriageway, how cool. Do you call your highways carriageways, Floral? If so, I've never heard it mentioned on the British shows I watch, but I'll be listening more closely! I do put the CC on some shows as I really don't know what they're saying. LOL
It’s interesting to do puzzles that are in the same language, yet not! i enjoy cryptic crossword puzzles, but the ones in British publications are so hard. Much has to do with cultural references, and slang, but also just a different way of approaching the puzzle. I do a daily cryptic by an Australian, which i find easier than ones from England, but i still have to pay attention to spelling and cultural references, and, trickier, know my cricket, soccer, and rugby terms! (which I don’t. Did you know that duck means zero? It’s short for duck egg, and a duck egg is a shaped like a big zero. The things you learn!)
bpath, my husband uses the word goose for zero. Same reasoning.
My grandmother, from England, always called me duck. I think it was because I meant the world to her. LOL, I sure hope it wasn’t because I was a big zero.
In tennis love means zero (l’oeuf is French for egg)
Thanks for the puzzles, Jasdip.
eta FOAS should get bonus points for working with a cracked screen.
I had 'counting on you' for #1. as I didn't see the tiny 'r', either, I'll blame it on my macular degeneration. Also had 'caught up in the moment' for #4, because that's how the words are shown.
I'm really curious about what some of the other possibilities for #5 were that some of you mentioned yesterday. Care to share?
rusty - I do agree with you on #4.
I didn't see the "wee R" either, but I'm counting "caught up in the moment" as correct!
Could my "overseas tickets" for 5 also be an answer?
I think the tickets wouls have tk be over c’s.
jasdip - I looked up carriageway and it was defined as each of two sides of a dual carriageway - makes me think that’s the only time rhe term is used?
Jasdip, we call highways ’roads’. ‘Carriageway’ is only used in that
‘Duck’ only means zero in cricket. ‘Duck’ as an endearment isn't connected. It just refers to being cute and loveable.