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  • Paronomaniac
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Re: How did you get here?
« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2018, 12:13:26 PM »
My route was somewhat circuitous. I'd been partial to the Target puzzle published in the Daily Express here in the UK. That and the Garfield cartoon were the only reasons I bothered with this tawdry tabloid, and usually did so via the library, so I wouldn't be giving Dirty Desmond any more money to add to his billions - see Private Eye for more on this.

Unfortunately for the tabloid in question, but fortunately for my moral fibre, the online version omitted this puzzle from its collection.

So, the hunt was on for an online version. Took a bit of searching, but hey presto, eventually, Google pointed me here, and I've not looked back since.

Part of the fun of this place, centres upon the endless discussions about what should be marked as 'common' or 'rare' in the database. Some serious Trivial Pursuit knowledge gems can be mined from these threads. :)

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Re: How did you get here?
« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2018, 04:13:13 PM »
I had been a long time puzzler in the Melbourne newspapers, but in the interests of saving paper (and space!) I started reading the news online. Naturally, I then needed to find suitable puzzles. How lucky was I to very quickly stumble upon Chi in September 2012!?! (Through Google) My biggest disappointment is that I didn't find it years earlier:)  Now I have 3 word finder puzzles to enjoy each and every day - wherever and when ever I like! I love "racing" and testing myself with all my nearby puzzlers - Morbius, Oldpaul,mkenuk, seamus, mapoftas- to name but a few, great fun . So many Aussies (I often wonder if some of us may actually know each other?) - obviously we love our word games in The Antipodes! Keep up the great work everyone - and thank you Alan :)