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Postby jbenz » Fri May 12, 2017 9:27 am

You know the score. Eight themes. Six rows. Six columns. Two diagonals.


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Re: Pic Tac Toe Potatoes

Postby Neel Mehta » Fri May 12, 2017 10:08 am

I stared at this for a good 5 minutes before I could come up with anything. I have three themes for sure, and a couple of guesses.

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Middle Row: YUKON (Yukon Ho! collection, Yukon Cornelius, Yukon Gold potatoes)
Middle Column: DOLPH (Dolph Lundgren, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Dolphins)
357 Diagonal: 'UMBLE (Dumbledore, Bumble the abominable snowman, fumble)

The bottom row is probably PRO ATHLETES. Maybe the right column is ROUND THINGS? I'm stuck on the rest.


Small criticism: the Calvin & Hobbes image reminds me of the Beach Boys image in your previous puzzle. They need to include the accompanying words if those words make the theme. I happen to know the words this time because I own that book, but reverse engineering "Cuckoo Clock" from that other image was a bit much.
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Re: Pic Tac Toe Potatoes

Postby jbenz » Fri May 12, 2017 10:19 am

Neel Mehta wrote:
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The bottom row is probably PRO ATHLETES. Maybe the right column is ROUND THINGS? I'm stuck on the rest.


Small criticism: ... reverse engineering "Cuckoo Clock" from that other image was a bit much.


The bottom row is a bit more specific than that. Right column is pretty specific too. You have to know a factoid about that one team there.

All other guess are correct!

There are actually two possible solutions for the left column.

I will say the top row... eh... not my best work. Theme is kinda lame.

And yes, very fair criticism. I wasn't sure if Surfin' Safari was an easily recognizable album cover, and if it was, would anyone know Cuckoo Clock was a track? Too much of a stretch, as you said.
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Re: Pic Tac Toe Potatoes

Postby Bill » Fri May 12, 2017 10:46 am

A few guesses:

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123 D (Detroit, Drago, Dumbledore)
147 Big Cats (Lions, Tiger, Panther)
147 Helmets
369 Gold (Golden Snitch, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Wine and Gold)
147 Bounce (Inflatable Bounce, Bouncing bumble, Bouncing ball)
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Re: Pic Tac Toe Potatoes

Postby jbenz » Fri May 12, 2017 10:57 am

All of Bill's guesses are correct, except for 123, which is so lame I will just reveal it here:


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I was thinking "sporting equipment" with a football helmet, boxing gloves, and the snitch.


Is that all? We have...

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123 Sporting equipment
456 Yukon
789 ---
147 Big Cats and Helmets
258 Dolph
369 Gold
159 Bounce
357 'Umble


The slightly more specific 789 is:

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