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Old 11-27-2013, 12:47 PM
passel3 passel3 is offline
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Default Ad Invasion Example

I haven't had it happen before, but just today while I was in puzzle longer than usual because I thought I had found an example of a "multiple solution" puzzle and was doing screen captures to post the puzzle, at one point I was marking X's in the puzzle when suddenly this survey appeared in the puzzle area. I didn't want to click on the survey and I couldn't see how to close it, so I ended up hitting the Refresh page, which gave me the puzzle back, but all cleared. If you look at the URL, there is "&clear=true" at the end, so perhaps if I had removed that, I could have gotten the puzzle back with out it being cleared.
This is a work computer, so I don't have an option of upgrading or installing a different browser. This happens to be IE8. As it is a work computer, firewall, and virus protection is in full force, so I do think it is a "legititmate" ad.

Of course the puzzle itself wasn't multi-solution. After going through it for the eighth time doing screen shots of the "possible different solutions", I found a simple X off that I had missed every previous pass through the clues, and with that one in place, the proper solution was quickly resolved.

p.s. Happened again, Dec. 2nd, after my first X on the first puzzle of the month.
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Last edited by passel3; 12-02-2013 at 11:20 AM. Reason: Update
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