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Thursday Edition of the Brain Game----SOLUTION

Jasdip
24 days ago
last modified: 23 days ago

If I think it's a long time till Sunday, from posting the quiz on Tuesday, you must be thinking that as well. So here's an extra one for you.



Comments (59)

  • sprtphntc7a
    24 days ago

    just got C2 :)

  • blfenton
    24 days ago
    last modified: 24 days ago

    I'm missing B3, C3 and D3. But they will come to me, I just know they will.

    I just got B3 - duh.

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  • OutsidePlaying
    24 days ago

    What is that thing drawn in B2? I want to make it something that fits, but can’t seem to figure out what it is.

    I’m obviously working on B2, plus C3 and D3.

  • carolb_w_fl_coastal_9b
    24 days ago
    last modified: 24 days ago

    It's the head of an animal as seen from above.

    I'm stuck on C3 & D3 too.

  • Jasdip
    Original Author
    24 days ago
    last modified: 24 days ago

    FOAS is MIA on this thread. He needs to come give his input.

    As is Roxsol!!!

  • Rusty
    24 days ago

    Outsideplaying, I'm trying to figure out the same thing. Carolb, your imagination and/or eyesight must be a lot better than mine, I don't see that at all. But I have come up with 2 possible answers for B2. I'm still hung on D1 and D2, though.

    Rusty

  • roxsol
    24 days ago
    last modified: 24 days ago

    Oh, Jasdip, I’m right here🙂

    I’m not confident with D3 and have a few guesses, same with A1.

    C3 I have an answer that I like so much I’m sticking with it even if it’s not right. 😀

  • roxsol
    24 days ago
    last modified: 24 days ago

    Okay, I’ve reviewed my guesses. I’m feeling pretty confident with all of them.

  • lettersatoz
    23 days ago

    Alright, I've come back a couple of times now but still can't get C2 or C3! I'd like my answer for C2 much better if the second word didn't have a space in it.....

    Hints, anyone?

  • blfenton
    23 days ago

    I agree with you about C2. I have an answer but doubt that it's correct or I may have to flush it out a little bit more.

  • Rusty
    23 days ago

    I think that space in C2 is necessary, think of another word for it. Also which word has the space. And C3 is spelled wrong for a cuss word, so what else could it be? Does size make a difference?

    Still not sure of D1 and D3 (D2 in my post last night was a type, I was tired!). Have guesses for them, but not confident at all with them.

    Rusty

  • lettersatoz
    23 days ago

    For D1, say the word, and then say the highlighted thing you see.


    My answer for D3 (which I'm assuming is correct, but not 100%) takes into consideration that the spelling is altered. Now think of a phrase that might incorporate the word shown.

  • roxsol
    23 days ago
    last modified: 23 days ago

    C3, I think has something to do with work during the Great Depression in the USA

    eta and a name change.

  • roxsol
    23 days ago
    last modified: 23 days ago

    lettersatoz, my initial thought for C3 was what I say when I cut my own hair😁

    eta I’m pretty sure that’s not it though.

  • lettersatoz
    23 days ago

    haha....I know what I say, but it IS the cuss word! Still not getting it.

  • roxsol
    23 days ago

    lettersatoz, compare the two words and think of an adjective that describes one of them.

  • roxsol
    23 days ago
    last modified: 23 days ago

    lettersatoz, Okay, I just read FOAS’s post about Captain Kirk. Think about how he went into space. It was like no other man.

  • bpath
    23 days ago

    C3. Really? Well, that sucks. and that’s a hint.

  • Jasdip
    Original Author
    23 days ago

    Here you go!


    Feeling down and out; feeling out of it, or feeling left out

    Feeling down in the dumps

    Operating under false pretenses


    Kicked upstairs

    Mousetrap

    A sign of the times


    Tea for two and two for tea

    Split second timing

    Boulder dam


    Helen Reddy

    Drawn to scale

    A change of scenery

  • roxsol
    23 days ago
    last modified: 23 days ago

    Yay! I got them all.

    My initial guess for C1 regarding cutting my own hair was ”Too damn uneven”

    Lol, I knew that wasn’t right.

    Thanks, Jasdip 🙂

  • bpath
    23 days ago

    I can’t believe I didn’t get ”split second timing”! and I never would have gotten ”change of scenery”.

    Thanks, jasdip!

  • roxsol
    23 days ago
    last modified: 23 days ago

    bpath, I thought D3 was pretty lame. It could have been slightly better if one of the letters c looked like a cent sign.

  • Rusty
    23 days ago

    Thanks to letters, I did get D1, but I had no idea who that is, so I Googled the name. I also had D3 right, but I wasn't very sure about it. And B2 is mousetrap? Now I understand Carolb's clue last night. I had 'caught in a trap' for my first guess for that one, and 'trapped' as a second guess. Oh well, it's a fun, and sometimes frustrating, game. Waiting for Sunday. . . . . .

    Rusty

  • blfenton
    23 days ago

    I didn't get D3 and it took me a while to get C2 but finally did.

    Thanks Jasdip!

  • OutsidePlaying
    23 days ago

    I never did get Boulder Dam or Change of Scenery. Oh well, on to the next one.


  • foodonastump
    22 days ago

    I managed to scroll down without seeing the answers. Didn’t see if any hints were shared. Still working for a few more minutes! No answers for the timing or dam. Varying degrees of confidence on the rest.

  • lettersatoz
    22 days ago

    Cannot believe I didn’t get split second timing - duh!! That was clever.


    And Boulder Dam….well, I just googled it, didn’t realize that was the previous name of Hoover Dam so I wouldn’t have gotten that, despite roxsol’s great Star Trek hint (I did get ’boldly’, just didn’t know how it connected).

    Thanks, Jasdip!

  • foodonastump
    22 days ago

    Came back and tried again but decided I’d never get to sleep if I didn’t give up!

    I had ‘multiplication sign’ which I think is better than the correct answer.

    Never got the timing or dam ones, and I’m annoyed I missed the former.

    I had two season scenery though I wasn’t sure exactly what that would be.

    Sunday is busy but I’ll try to drop in. Thanks Jas!


  • Annie Deighnaugh
    22 days ago

    I don't get "a change of scenery".... adding a second c becomes change?

  • carolb_w_fl_coastal_9b
    22 days ago
    last modified: 22 days ago

    That one doesn't make sense to me either, Annie.

    And I had 'rat', not mouse. I think that looks more like a rat than a mouse.

    'Split second timing' is a perfect clue and I can't believe it never occurred to me!

    I think most people who lived through the 70s remember the 'I Am Woman' 😉

  • OutsidePlaying
    22 days ago

    I agree with the comments about scenery. I would have never gotten that answer. It just didnt occur to me.

    And same with Boulder Dam. I have always known it as Hoover Dam and the bolder font didnt occur to me.

  • foodonastump
    22 days ago

    SCCHEANNEGREY

  • roxsol
    22 days ago
    last modified: 22 days ago

    I had season scenery to begin with, which didn’t make sense. I couldn’t think of anything else so went with a change of scenery.

    I agree it wasn’t the best.

  • Annie Deighnaugh
    22 days ago

    Or even SENRECY where the letters are changed up.

  • roxsol
    22 days ago
    last modified: 22 days ago

    I must say I’m surprised how many did not know Boulder/Hoover Dam. I think Ken Burns sneaks something about that in every documentary about America. 😁

  • roxsol
    22 days ago
    last modified: 22 days ago

    There’s a Double Dam Golf Course that I play at once in a while. It was hard to shake that thought.



  • bpath
    22 days ago

    I couldn’t remember the naming sequence, but I remember learning about it in elementary school. I just didn’t get the clues until almost the solutions appeared!

  • Annie Deighnaugh
    22 days ago

    Can't remember which book it was, but it was set during the depression and it referred to the Hoover Dam, which of course, it wasn't yet. Apparently younger author and editors who never caught it.

  • roxsol
    22 days ago
    last modified: 22 days ago

    Annie, I believe it was originally the Hoover Dam, got switched to Boulder Dam then back to Hoover Dam.

    Dam politics🤣

  • roxsol
    22 days ago
    last modified: 22 days ago

    “Hoover Dam is named for Mr. Herbert Hoover, the Nation's 31st president. When construction of the dam was initiated, on September 30, 1930, Secretary of the Interior Ray Lyman Wilbur ordered that the dam to be built in the Black Canyon of the Colorado as part of the Boulder Canyon Project Act be called "Hoover Dam". By a Congressional Act of February 14, 1931, this name was made official.

    After Mr. Hoover left office, the names "Boulder Canyon Dam" and "Boulder Dam" were frequently used when referring to the dam, allegedly because the new Secretary of the Interior did not like Mr. Hoover. However, the name of the dam was never officially changed from "Hoover." In the 80th Congress (1947), a number of bills were introduced to "officially" restore the name of Hoover Dam. On March 4, 1947, House Resolution 140 was introduced for this purpose.”


    Officially, it always was Hoover.

  • roxsol
    22 days ago

    Hmm, maybe not…

    ] To mark the occasion, a three-cent stamp was issued by the United States Post Office Department—bearing the name "Boulder Dam", the official name of the dam between 1933 and 1947.[


  • roxsol
    22 days ago
    last modified: 22 days ago

    Jasdip, these puzzles are not only a good brain workout and fun, but educational too.🤓

  • Annie Deighnaugh
    22 days ago

    From: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/hoover-controversy/


    Twelve years later, Hoover was vindicated when House Resolution 140 was introduced and passed by the 80th Congress. The resolution read, in part, “as President, Herbert Hoover took an active part in settling the engineering problems and location of the dam in Black Canyon…” and noted that “the construction contracts were signed under his administration, and when he left office construction had been pushed to a point where it was more than a year ahead of schedule.” On April 30, 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed the resolution and restored the name Hoover Dam to the structure.


    So it was Hoover, became Boulder and went back to Hoover in 1947...

  • roxsol
    22 days ago
    last modified: 22 days ago

    Interesting stuff 🙂

    I still like my initial guess of ”Too damn uneven” 😁

  • bpath
    22 days ago

    I like your answer, too, roxsol!

  • foodonastump
    22 days ago
    last modified: 22 days ago

    I might have had a shot at the dam had the larger one actually been in bold font. It’s not; same font as many of the other puzzles.

  • lily316
    21 days ago

    I said Hoover Dam and see the scenery.

  • bpath
    21 days ago

    Lily, how did you get Hoover Dam from the clue?

  • Lars
    21 days ago

    I got Boulder Dam right away, but I did not get Helen Reddy. I never listened to her music.

  • roxsol
    21 days ago

    Lars,

    When Helen Reddy came on the radio, my husband would sing;

    🎶

    “I am woman, hear me snore

    I am too loud to ignore.”

    🎶

    The kids were amused. Me, not so much.