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Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 11:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Quickie i'm sure and just a bit of fun

Have you ever tracked the strange twists and turns a pub conversation can take. Well last weekend my buddies and I over many rounds discussed a 70's TV show, Winter pursuits, music, Tennis & fishing tackle.

The strange thing is that the topic of conversation remained the same.

What on earth were we talking about
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So presumably there was a common link between them?
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So presumably there was a common link between them? yes
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Was the TV show a sitcom? Soap? Games show? Saturday night type show? Christmas favourite, like Morecombe and Wise?
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Was the TV show a sitcom? no Soap? no Games show? no Saturday night type show? if you mean a variety show then no Christmas favourite, like Morecombe and Wise? no
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Nothing to do with Different Strokes? Lol.
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Nothing to do with Different Strokes? Lol. no other than it provided a nice puzzle title
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Was it a satirical show? Drama? I didn't watch much television in the 70s....not that I watch too much now
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Was it a satirical show? no Drama? it could be classed as a drama but it belongs to a genre you will be familiar with I didn't watch much television in the 70s....not that I watch too much now
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Historical, factual, fictional, modern day (well, as far as the 1970s that is!), science fiction?
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Crossroads (TV); Cross-Country Skiing (winter pursuits); Crossover (music); Cross-court shot (tennis); Cross beads (fishing tackle)?
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Fishing pole (fishing tackle), Pole tennis (also known as totem tennis), Pole (music), ski pole (winter pursuit) and Pole Dark (TV) ;-)
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Lynne:

Historical no, factual no, fictional, yes modern day (well, as far as the 1970s that is!)yes, science fiction? no
Fishing pole (fishing tackle), Pole tennis (also known as totem tennis), Pole (music), ski pole (winter pursuit) and Pole Dark (TV) ;-) inspired but no

Woodwoorm :

Crossroads (TV); Cross-Country Skiing (winter pursuits); Crossover (music); Cross-court shot (tennis); Cross beads (fishing tackle)? equally inspired but i'm afraid equally wrong

the connection is not a word common to each thing. It's a little more subtle than that. Not implying that you lack subtlety of course
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Is the connection a person? a place? an activity?
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Is the connection a person? a place? an activity? this one. This is a good approach.

btw Martin had you solved my Don't look now puzzle ? Sorry about my e-mail not working
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Yes thanks I have heard a similar version before, that was worded a bit differently, so I did not want to get involved.
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Are fish involved? was it a cartoon? Was it a drama based on a book?
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Are fish involved? no was it a cartoon? no Was it a drama based on a book? no . A little hint.. it was an hour long weekly US series
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Happy Days?
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did the carachters in the show perform all the activities in the puzzle statement?
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Happy Days? no it's not a comedy

did the carachters in the show perform all the activities in the puzzle statement? No. It's the name of the show that's relevant
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Dukes of Hazard?
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American cops?
Kojak?
Man from Uncle?
Hawaii Five O?
Hill Street Blues?
Night Rider or something?
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Dukes of Hazard?

American cops? yes
Kojak? this one well done
Man from Uncle?
Hawaii Five O?
Hill Street Blues?
Night Rider or something?
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So the word Kojak is relevant? Because it sounds like Kodak, photography?
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So the word Kojak is relevant? yes Because it sounds like Kodak, photography? no
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Novak Djokovic perhaps? (his name sounds vaguely like kojak i suppose) BTW did you pronounce it Koyak or Kojack? Kayaks relevant? A brand of fishing equipment by the same name? A band by the same name?
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Kojak... as I recall was one of Nadal's tennis opponents. Easy leap there.

Are all of these topics linked by the word Kojak? Or is the word pronounced/spelled differently depending on the subject?
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Might the conversation also have included:

A very famous Dutch football team?
Someone killed by Robert Ford?
Ducks?
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Novak Djokovic perhaps? no(his name sounds vaguely like kojak i suppose) BTW did you pronounce it Koyak or Kojack? kojack pronounciation is not relevant Kayaks relevant? no A brand of fishing equipment by the same name? no A band by the same name? no
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Kojak... as I recall was one of Nadal's tennis opponents. Easy leap there. an easy leap but not in the right direction i'm afraid

Are all of these topics linked by the word Kojak? no... there are no common words to each of the topics but they are connected Or is the word pronounced/spelled differently depending on the subject? not this
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My nemesis strikes again :0(

Superb Job Woodworm

Might the conversation also have included:

A very famous Dutch football team?
Someone killed by Robert Ford?
Ducks? it included all of these things. I dunno how you do it;)

Woodworm has solved this with this post but i'll leave it up to him whether or not to spoyle. I'd say the rest of you have some work to do}
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Ajax, Jesse James and ... ducks??
You're right we definitely have some work to do. Brb.
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AAH finally, I've got this one... kudos to woodworm for 'aceing' it! Good luck guys...
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Ok I think I'll go ahead & Spoil this

*****************SPOILER***************

My friends and I were discussing nicknames for your two hole cards in Texas Holdem. I'll explain :

70's TV Show - Kojack - A King & a Jack
Winter Pursuits - Snowmen - A pair of 8s
Music - Motown - A jack & a 5 (Jackson 5 geddit?)
Tennis - Anna Kournikova - An Ace & a King
Fishing Tackle - Hooks - A pair of Jacks
Jesse James - Also a pair of Jacks
Dutch Football - Ajax - An ace & a Jack
Ducks - A pair of 2s

Mt friend who has had his share of bad luck with the Ace King hand says that it's well named because like the lovely Anna it looks good but wins damn all.

Here's the list in full for those who are interested

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_poker_hand_nicknames

Congrats to Woodworm for the solve, it was his Texas Oldham pun that made me think of this in the first place
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P.s.

My favourite is the nickname for a Jack & a 4. This hand is known as a Flat Tyre because "What's a Jack for?"
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That's one conversation I would have enjoyed! Thanks for the puzzle!

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