Sunday, July 15, 2007

Word Grid # 26 (Difficulty Level - Doctorate)

24 not cracked. 25 not cracked. 26 dunno. If no one gets 26, I might just desist from anointing anyone as Sigma Don for Life...





Connecting theme: Cricketer nicknames. Jumbo is Kumble's. Metronome is McGrath's. And Iceman is Steve Waugh's.

19 comments:

pbzeppelin said...

difficulty level?

anantha said...

3/10.

anantha said...

does anyone want a hint? if the 3 big players agree, i can give a lateral clue for dummies.

parasu said...

I agree :) (assuming I'm part of the big three)

pbzeppelin said...

sure...y not...what the hell Party Time :)

parasu said...

Man!! Srividya, do you ever sleep??

I am wondering if these puzzles are your therapy sessions for insomnia. like in Fight club.. pbzepplin being your Tyler Durgen alter ego :)

pbzeppelin said...

So comments the man who has read my post and replied to it at 11:58 pm!

parasu said...

maybe i just mess with my system clock to report crazy time on posts :)

pbzeppelin said...

u dont need such gimmicks to convince any1 u are crazy! proof enuf that u are up past 12 to solve 'unsolvable' puzzles :)

parasu said...

Trying to think outside the box. cant make that lateral jump... I think there is too much kryptonite around these days..

Damn I am losing my superpowers...

anantha said...

carter's first name.

Sheece said...

these are nicknames of cricketers -

jumbo - kumble
iceman - steve waugh
musteline - gilchrist (though he is not very popularly known by this name i think)

Sheece said...

carter's first name is Jimmy, another famous Jimmy is Jimmy Connor's, also called Jimbo.

Jimbo is a nickname...

Jumbo is a nickname...
i had cracked iceman before the clue, so i thot it had something to do with nicknames...

anantha said...

sheece is 95% right. i am not sure about the musteline thingy. i shall check it out. i am almost tempted to award the 5 points to sheece. but i shall do it only when i do the checking.

parasu said...

Hmm

Metronome is probably what Anantha has in mind. That's McGrath's nickname.

pbzeppelin said...

sheece gr8 work! musteline is very much a dictionary.com listed word..."resembling a weasel" and is indeed an epithet for Gilchrist!

He should get it all - the Sigma Don!

anantha said...

parasu guessed it right. metronome was what i was looking for. but since sheece was nearly right. I think it's only fair that we give it to Sheece. He gets five points. And by virtue of topping this short series, SHEECE IS HEREBY CROWNED AS THE SIGMA DON FOR LIFE. Applause.

parasu said...

Congrats Sheece !!! Sigma Don !!!

Sheece said...

metronome... ahh i had tht word but it didn't sound like a nickname so, i didn't bother.

i shall proudly display my new title. bows