Thursday, September 01, 2011

Off-Day Puzzle #9: Now Batting...Josh Bard

the offender's sorrow lends but weak
dot
null
and they are andall ill deeds
and they shall live and he in them still
they that have power toand will do none
comma
dash
and that fresh blood which-ly thou bestow'st
how one string sweet husband to another
dot
to the clearwith thy much clearer light
doth spot the beauty of thy -ding name
yet who knows not conscience isof love

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23 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

"to the clear"

Barry Bonds said that, right?!?!

BCCSweet said...

Answer submitted...

Mr. Customer said...

Answer sent!

Orel said...

1. BCCSweet
2. Mr. Customer

QuadSevens said...

Something tells me that all you badge collectors have a distinct advantage here. I only recognize 2 faces.

Spank Horst said...

ESG!

Steve Sax said...

MSB!

Mr. LA Assassins Czar said...

BOOOOOOOOOO

Eric Karros said...

BCC Sweet where were you last puzzle?

Eric Karros said...

Will 23 minutes ultimately cost Mr C the PCS championship belt?

Mr. Customer said...

It would be lovely if there were at least 2 other solves (not named ubragg)

QuadSevens said...

I think I'm going to need some brain food to figure this one out.

rbnlaw said...

I think I got the part about the guy from the White Sox. After that, I was as lost as Hansel and Gretel when they ran out of breadcrumbs.

Steve K said...

Null dot dash? I don't even know where to start...

BCCSweet said...

Eric, unfortunately, I totally forgot about it last time and tuned in way too late. I'm putting em on my calendar from now on! Very fun stuff.

ubragg said...

Very interesting dilemma here.

At this point, if I submit a correct answer, I'm probably going to end up with 50 points here, which won't improve my score at all, since I've gotten 50 or higher on all 8 so far.

Mr C is also sitting at a neutral 50 points right now, and with two more solvers, he'll move up to 75, gaining 25 points on me. So my solving the puzzle could potentially help him, while having no benefit to me at all.

If that is right, it seems like my best strategy to clinch the title is to take a knee and *not* solve the puzzle, my first non-solve in 3 seasons.

But then... by claiming the third spot, I can guarantee the most he could possibly gain on me this week would be 25. That would leave me with a 51 point lead going into the last week, and clinch the victory.

OK, so at this point, I *should* solve the puzzle third to clinch the victory. I'll try to get it done after work tonight if there's time. Only time for this meta strategizing so far today. :)

Fernie V said...

@sax, http://www.chadmoriyama.com/

He used to run memories of Kevin Malone and left to true blue LA and now has above website.

Josh S. said...

I think I have something, but null is tripping me up.

Eric Karros said...

I feel like I now know what Ubragg taking the Wonderlic is like

ubragg said...

Well, now that I've actually spent some time with the puzzle, I made a bit of progress, but now I'm pretty stumped.

It seems my usual solid time-saving strategy of waiting until the evening when all the hints have been posted isn't going to work well today.

They don't have puzzles like this one on the Wonderlic I guess. :)

Dusty Baker said...

Neeebs' mom passed the wonderlic with flying colors.

Fernie V said...

I was going to give all I got, but if Ubragg is having trouble my dumb ass is done.

QuadSevens said...

Just came back to see if there were any hints here. Guess not. I'll check out the answer in the morning.