philippa smith2

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A Puzzle to help you over the winter

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 17:45


Wander thru this picture and attempt to find a big building, built with lots of "B's", a Balustrade, a Boomerang, a Booth complete with a Buxom Barmaid, various Buttons, Badges, Braids, Bows and Beads, a Blonde Baby with a Baffling Blemish on it's Bib, an ecclesiastical gentlemen having as much trouble seeing as the one immediately behind him,and Beds of more than one variety.

I have depicted 538 "B's" altogether.

A Puzzle to help you over the winter

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 17:40

Sorry to be so long winded with this Puzzle - been a bit busy lately.

Thanks to Kitty for putting on a better "A" pic and the text to go with it earlier on - I should have thought about giving a bit more help 

Looks as if some of you either have the Book or are getting it - I think it's worth it even just for the intricacy of the images - so those with the book in front of them obviously have an advantage over those just going off my photos.

Given my current circumstances, I might just have bitten off more than I can chew as to awarding prizes but I'll try harder for "B".

 Is a week long enough to do one letter  ?  I think I may have a better pic for "B" so I'll put that on along with the B text.

If nothing else, I hope you are enjoying it 

A Puzzle to help you over the winter

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 00:05

"A" was a rough start I'll admit - better pics soon.  Quite fascinating tho if you have a few hours to waste  

A Puzzle to help you over the winter

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 23:03

Yep............anything that you can find beginning with "A".  

The author/artist - his first words in the introduction to this magical mystery tour are as follows......Looking is not the same as seeing.  We are all proficient at looking but very poor at seeing.

Does that help at all ??  Didn't help me much when I started it all those years ago   I'm being unfair because I have the pic in front of me but you have an Amputee who is also an Athlete  although not Atlas ( with oceans and continents starting with A ) , an Ark full of Animals, Egyptian god Anubis............and so on.  

I actually just googled this and this is being sold on Amazon, Ebay etc for as little as a few quid. I'd say it's worth it just to hang the various images up throughout your house and drive yourself to distraction.......a notebook and pen in your pocket 24/7 to record your sudden revelations.....oops, smilies have disappeared again.

A Puzzle to help you over the winter

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 22:24

Image "A"...........rubbish pic - will do better at weekend

So...Resurrected and Rebooted

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 22:18

The thread is " A puzzle to help you over the winter" but the photo is rubbish - ah, in fact, I've just remembered I didn't put it on.......brain frazzle 

I'll do that now to give you an idea and will sort out over weekend

A Puzzle to help you over the winter

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 22:15

As you can see, I need to take a better photo......this was just a try out tonight and no use whatsoever.

It gives you an idea tho.......this is image A and once I have it sorted, you should be able to find 360 things beginning with A.

I will upload some better images over the weekend so watch this space - now I have rediscovered this, I want others to suffer as well.

So...Resurrected and Rebooted

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 21:20

"The Ultimate Alphabet" by Mike Wilks first published 1986 - which is the year I bought my copy.

In need of something recently to take my mind off everyday stuff, I rediscovered this buried in a cupboard.  I see that I managed to complete some of it but not all ( not bad in 30 years dipping in and out  ).  I am pretty sure that a check list was originally included but that has gone missing.

I wondered if any of you "Ultimate Puzzlers" have ever attempted this and, if so, whether you have managed to complete it ?

Just from an artistic point of view, the images are quite fantastic and worth looking at for themselves but spotting the words conveyed in each illustration is the problem.........the X image is relatively (  ) easy with just 30 items but the S image can contain as many as 1,229.  Conveyed in a A4 size image, that is certainly saying something.

Not wishing to take over LB,s Puzzle thread I could start another one just for this if there are any takers ? This seemed to be the best place to enquire initially.

Can't offer shop bought sweeties but home made Chocs can be dished out to Winners ...........oh, go on then......for losers too  


What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 21/11/2016 at 15:11

Somerset Levels area ....water already seeping up thru ground floor in places........beginning to remind me of 2013 .  Hope it stops raining soon

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 16:28

Fatsia jap.- flowers have been out for a few days now.

All the above pics were taken today.

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