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Comments on Puzzle #16680: WCP #98 Don't want a doll, no dinky Tinker Toy
By Kevin S (KevinS)

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Puzzle Description:

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas

#1: bugaboo (bugaboo) on Dec 7, 2011

for the longest time i kept seeing a whale with a red tail even i knew it would be a hippo from the title (the "whale" even has a little mouth at r32c3)
great job
no guessing
after line logic (make sure to get the black pixel at r11c13) i used edge logic on the 4 clues in rows 1-2 to get 3 dots in each row at c1-3 and line logic solved the rest
#2: Kristen Coolman (kristen) on Dec 7, 2011
I heard this on the radio today, for the first time. :)
#3: BlackCat (BlackCat) on Dec 7, 2011
Made no sense to me.
#4: Web Paint-By-Number Robot (webpbn) on Dec 7, 2011
Found to be logically solvable by gator.
#5: Gator (gator) on Dec 7, 2011
Nice solve.
#6: bugaboo (bugaboo) on Dec 7, 2011
blackcat it is in reference to a song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjwiwcUKK1c
#7: Tom O'Connell (sensei69) on Dec 8, 2011
thanks for a whale of an entry
#8: Aldege Cholette (aldege) on Dec 8, 2011
Fabulous image Kevin,great job.:)
#9: Teresa K (fasstar) on Dec 8, 2011 [SPOILER]
That was a lot of fun to solve!

I too could only see a whale. Then I finally managed to see the hippo's mouth. Wonderful!
#10: Alicia (prinny) on Dec 8, 2011
Excellent!
#11: Jota (jota) on Dec 8, 2011
Thanks I love it!
#12: Nancy (nbarsi) on Dec 11, 2011
Really clever.
#13: besmirched tea (besmirched tea) on Sep 1, 2016
I didn't know that song, and thought it might be 'all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth"
at least I got the holiday right...
#14: BlackCat (BlackCat) on Sep 2, 2016
Went back for a second try and I really enjoyed it. Great image.
#15: Susan Duncan (medic25733) on Jan 25, 2018
Wonderful puzzle!
#16: Ki Bitzar (kibitzar) on Jun 10, 2019
Wonderful! Did it win?
#17: Jota (jota) on Jun 11, 2019
Check the honors tab on the left and you'll find out!
#18: Ki Bitzar (kibitzar) on Jun 11, 2019
It did not. :( Not even a honourable mention...
#19: derby (Derby) on Jun 11, 2019
Great puzzle. For me, it wasn’t logically solvable, and quite difficult. Thanks

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