|Dec-15-14|| ||Abdel Irada: What does the symbol in your avatar mean?
(And while I'm here: Welcome, and congratulations on your Holiday Clue success.)
|Dec-15-14|| ||7krzem7: Thank you. 卒 is a black pawn in Xiangqi.
|Dec-15-14|| ||Abdel Irada: Chinese chess. I should have known that; I live in San Francisco, and see people playing it now and then.|
In fact, I've also downloaded a Xiangqi program, although I played it only once before the laptop I had it on was stolen.
I may download it again on my new computer, but frankly, the program destroyed me with such dismaying celerity that I think it's too strong for me; I will lose, and not understand why.
So: Time will tell.
|Dec-16-14|| ||Penguincw: Just dropping by to say hello, and also congratulating you on probably becoming the first user to ever solve 3 puzzles in a row.|
|Dec-16-14|| ||7krzem7: Thank you, <Penguincw>.|
|Dec-16-14|| ||Abdel Irada: It still amazes me that you've been here for four years, apparently in total stealth mode, and ex nihilo you have leapt onto the Holiday Clues leaderboard.|
Is this a prepared variation, Mr. Marshall? :-)
|Dec-17-14|| ||7krzem7: As you can see some clues weren't so difficult. It's a bit of luck, I think.|
|Dec-17-14|| ||Abdel Irada: Not so difficult for *you*, perhaps. For me they are quite impossible. :-S|
|Dec-18-14|| ||MostlyAverageJoe: Just curious: what is the origin of the '7krzem7' handle?|
Prawdopodobnie 7+7=14, czy tak?
|Dec-18-14|| ||7krzem7: Polish word 'krzem' means 'silicon' in English.
I used it to be registered on some Polish chess site. The atomic number of silicon is 14, or 7+7.
Actually, it's a random word.
|Dec-18-14|| ||MostlyAverageJoe: Ok, I see. I thought you might be Polish... (I am), hence the last sentence of my post:|
<Prawdopodobnie 7+7=14, czy tak?> == <perhaps because 7+7=14, right?>
|Dec-14-15|| ||MostlyAverageJoe: Congratulations on #18! You got it impressively quickly.|
|Dec-14-15|| ||7krzem7: Thank you, <MostlyAverageJoe>. Nice puzzle.|
|Dec-17-15|| ||Penguincw: Another quick one (#32). I believe it only took you about 5 minutes to solve it.|
FTR, I wasn't even close, as I was looking up members of the Rush band.
|Dec-23-15|| ||MostlyAverageJoe: Congratulations again on #56. Specializing in solving my clues, aren't you ?-)|
|Dec-23-15|| ||7krzem7: Thanks.
<Specializing in solving my clues, aren't you ?-)>
Well, it seems so, although I'm just trying to solve some clues.