The Splendid Sudopedia In Poetic Form

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Postby Hud » Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:17 pm

Emm, sorry if I'm rhymically challenged, but I have to respond to your good natured attack on my beloved Chesapeake Bay. What do you do for a substitute for the Blue Crabs now? Also, I know of no one who ever had half his body in a Great White Shark in the bay. I can't believe that guy lived to tell about it recently. I suppose the Chesapeake is nothing but a very big estuary supposedly created by the water running off when the last ice age ended. At least that's what Michener wrote. I wonder if they still sell National Bohemian Beer?:?:
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Postby mikejapan » Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:31 am


While solving a killer quite tricky,
I reached past my tea for a "bickie".
But, oh dearie-me!
Knocked over my tea.
So killer and bickie quite sticky.
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Postby emm » Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:49 pm

Very nice, Mike. udo-baby has done a bit of poetry on this site - I don’t think he’ll mind me sharing that it wasn’t his strongest moment.

There was once a guy, Mike, from Japan,
Of whom little is known other than
His killers laid waste,
And his musical taste
To obscure 80’s pop/rock groups ran.

Killer: A Sudoku variant where givens are replaced by cages labeled with the sum of the digits to be placed inside them.

I’m guessing you might object to the ‘pop’, Mike, but I needed the extra syllable.

Now there was something else … oh, yeah …

PS: I thought the crabs were overrated too, Hud!Image
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Postby mikejapan » Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:38 am

In order to parry your thrust and riposte in kind, when you wiped out and got your shiners what were you doing?
I don't think you were surfing, skiing or snowboarding. Were you wake-boarding?
It may be a silly question, but your blackeyed-limerick post is ambiguous. (Cec thinks skiing/Udosuk surfing)
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Postby emm » Sun Jan 28, 2007 11:40 am

A generous spirit might have called it surfing, Mike. Let's just say that there was a board and some big waves and leave the rest to the imagination.

Now do your worst. It's only fair - I dish it out, I can take it.
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Postby mikejapan » Sun Jan 28, 2007 2:38 pm

While surfing one day on vacation,
Emm got in a bad situation.
A stray turbot fish
Up-ended her dish
Causing much SPF joculation

Turbot fish = one of them there soodokoo terms
SPF = Sudoku Players' Forum
joculation = not really a word but it should be and I'm sure you get the meaning.
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Postby mikejapan » Mon Jan 29, 2007 12:34 am

Verse II

A superstar surfer she ain't.
A sinner more often than saint.
Her acerbic tongue
Has left many undone
But bless her! Her poems are quaint.

(I mentioned a sudoku term in the first verse)
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Postby emm » Mon Jan 29, 2007 12:22 pm

Mike, from the land of the Ginkgo,
Said “Stuff it, your forum is stink-o!
Here’s my complaint -
There’s too much constraint.
Sayonara! I’m off to Pachinko!”

Constraint: A restriction derived from the rule.

Pachinko: A Japanese mixture of pinball and slot machine.
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Postby MCC » Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:51 pm

To help you in advancing
Games that are not of chancing
Shouldn't you be using Nishio
'stead of playing games of Pachinko
But rather Sudoku, which is more mentally enhancing?

Nishio: A limited form of Trial & Error where only candidates for a single digit are considered.

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Postby emm » Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:37 am

MCC is our Puzzler Supremo,
His riddles are smooth as icecream-o!
If only he’d rhyme
Each line every time,
He'd be the man of my dream-o!

MC: an acronym used for Multi-Colors.
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Postby MCC » Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:18 am

I needed a word to rhyme with pachinko
Sudoku relate, but, nothing - zero.
I could have, maybe, made a word up
But feelings against it would erupt
So I settled for nishio and a vanilla cornetto.

Vanilla: A regular sudoku.


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Postby emm » Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:21 am

You’re not cross that I mentioned your rhyming?
That’s great! Can we work on the timing?
Anapaestical beat -
Da da dum - is so neat,
Line it up and the bells will be chiming!

Line: A house that is either a row or a column.

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Postby MCC » Wed Jan 31, 2007 12:23 pm

To compose a harmonious rhyme
You'd agree takes an awful long time
To working out the feet
The timing and the beat
Non-uniqueness. Is it such a crime?

Uniqueness: As in - Uniqueness Test: A set of techniques that avoids the Unique Rectangle deadly pattern.

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Postby Ruud » Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:15 pm

After this marvellous lecture by emm
Teaching us how to compose a poem
Using a dactyl each row
Makes all the sentences flow
But this last line ends in mayhem:(

Row: A horizontal line in the grid, containing 9 cells.

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Postby emm » Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:04 am


Your rhyming is perfect (at last!)
Never mind now that you’re not so fast.
Good things can take time:
Like a gem that’s sublime
And cheeses whose due dates have passed.

GEM: An acronym used for Graded Equivalence Marks.


Now, how shall I put this one … um …
You're a dactylophile! Don't be glum!
I bet no-one will blame ya,
If you should claim ya
Go dum da da, not da da dum.

Claiming: An alias used for Locked Candidates type 2.

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