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Comments on Puzzle #6982: WCP #45: All Aboard for Clarksville
By Douglas Wardell (tanis0)

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Puzzle Description:

A wristwatch showing 4:30. This is a reference to the Monkees' song "Last Train to Clarksville."

#1: Douglas Wardell (tanis0) on Oct 23, 2009

This is my first puzzle. I hope you like it. By the way, it's line-solvable.
#2: Byrdie (byrdie) on Oct 23, 2009 [SPOILER]
The hands look like an eighth note.
#3: Jota (jota) on Oct 23, 2009
Thanks for your entry Douglas, good job!
#4: Jan Wolter (jan) on Oct 24, 2009
Nice job, especially for a first puzzle. It looks good, and it is quite interesting to solve. I'm really surprised that you were able to get it to be line solvable with all those little dots.
#5: Douglas Wardell (tanis0) on Oct 24, 2009
Thanks Jota and Jan. :) It took some fiddling to get a unique solution and still keep the detail I wanted, but I like how it came out. Mostly, I just had to avoid either-or situations at the top and bottom and the rest took care of itself.
#6: Gator (Gator) on Oct 24, 2009
Ditto #4. It turned out really well.
#7: BlackCat (BlackCat) on Oct 24, 2009
Very nice image. Good puzzle.
#8: Teresa K (fasstar) on Oct 26, 2009 [SPOILER]
Nice puzzle, Douglas. I also am impressed with how you got the little dots to be line solvable. Small B&W puzzles are a bit hit around here. I hope you do more.

The song was the Monkees' first big hit, way back in 1966. I was in love with my high school sweetheart, so the hits at that time really stuck with me. Some puzzles may have no idea what song this is. Others might like to take a trip down memory lane:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScXXaBu1Ing
#9: Jan Wolter (jan) on Oct 27, 2009 [SPOILER]
Random factoid: Once upon a time a secretary hit upon the idea of fixing typos by painting over them with white paint. She developed the idea, founding a company called "Liquid Paper". The company started out with her and her son filling little perfume bottles with white paint and sticking labels on them at the kitchen table, but she eventually grew it into a multimillion dollar corporation. Her son's name was Michael Nesmith, and even after he became a member of "The Monkees" he still earned a few cents off every bottle of Liquid Paper sold.
#10: Adam Nielson (monkeyboy) on Oct 29, 2009
Ditto #6. Welcome to the ranks of the few makers of small, fun, B/W puzzles.
#11: Jane Doe (telly) on Nov 13, 2009
I like the random factoid Jan.
Nice job. great puzzle, fun to solve. Love the band. :)
#12: Tom O'Connell (sensei69) on May 7, 2010
great puzzle, Douglas
#13: Sarah Andrews (sarah) on Sep 27, 2010
great first puzzle. great design. knew from the title what it would be.
#14: bugaboo (bugaboo) on Nov 3, 2010
great job for any puzzle be it your first or your 500th
#15: Kristen Coolman (Kristen) on Feb 4, 2012 [SPOILER]
Luckily for me, MTV aired episodes of The Monkees back in the 90s, so I had a chance to fall in love with Davy ( and those other guys).
#16: Joe (infrapinklizzard) on Oct 14, 2012 [SPOILER]
I really liked the solve and am also surprised so many single dots are line-solvable (or any-solvable for that matter).

I was born a year after this song, and I had much older sisters who listened to this music, so I heard it in infancy. The song started playing in my head as soon as I read the title.

I am probably going to raise some people's blood pressure when I admit that - for the most part - I remember Monkees songs as Beatles songs.
#17: Jota (jota) on Oct 14, 2012
My train was at midnight and was going to Georgia.
#18: Tom O'Connell (sensei69) on Oct 14, 2012
it stops in raliegh @ 2am :D
#19: Kristen Coolman (Kristen) on Oct 14, 2012
You were young, Joe. I'll forgive you. :)
#20: Brian Bellis (mootpoint) on Jun 20, 2016
Shouldn't 4:30 am be the first train to Clarksville?
#21: Kristen Coolman (kristen) on Jun 29, 2016
Don't question the Dolenz.
#22: Brian Bellis (mootpoint) on Jun 29, 2016
Sorry Micky.
#23: Ray Sthay (rayj3rd) on Jun 22, 2022
4:30 - 'Cause we made a reservation...don't be slow

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