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The holy-grail may help

Can you find it in less than 20 strokes, Arthur?

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You found it, Arthur!

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#146 Lee Marlow / lmarlow - Score: 17 - 01/01/11 @ 03:47
:h hol<CR>F!ly0<C-W>jpZZ

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#147 David / ddddddddavid - Score: 17 - 01/01/11 @ 05:55
:h hol<CR>_yf!:q<CR>pZZ

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#148 Henri Bourcereau / mmai - Score: 17 - 01/01/11 @ 09:33
:h hol<CR>^vf!y<C-W><C-W>PZZ

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#149 Zsolt Botykai / botykai_zsolt - Score: 17 - 01/03/11 @ 14:49
:h hol<CR>0vf!y<C-W>jPZZ

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#150 Corey Purcell / coreypurcell - Score: 17 - 01/03/11 @ 17:08
:h hol<Tab><CR>0yf!<C-W><C-W>pZZ

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#151 Tyler Wymer / twymer - Score: 17 - 01/03/11 @ 23:00
:h hol<CR>0vf!y<C-W><C-W>pZZ

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#152 Корнев Руслан / woto7 - Score: 17 - 01/04/11 @ 18:32
:h hol<CR>0y4e<C-W><Down>p:x<CR>

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#153 Tact Overflow / muppling - Score: 17 - 01/17/11 @ 22:59
:h hol<CR>^yf!:q<CR>PZZ

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#154 Andrey A. Ugolnik / andreyugolnik - Score: 17 - 01/19/11 @ 19:17
:h hol<CR>^vf!y<C-W><C-W>pZZ

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#155 timhoa / timhoa - Score: 17 - 01/23/11 @ 19:50
:h ly-<NL>0yf!:q<NL>pZZ

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#156 Matthieu Honel / ocus - Score: 17 - 01/28/11 @ 00:49
:h hol<CR>0yf!:q<CR>pZZ

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#157 Nomen Nescio / vadtusan - Score: 17 - 04/14/11 @ 22:18
:h hol<CR>0yf!:q<CR>pZZ

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#158 Dave / zzdave13 - Score: 17 - 07/16/11 @ 17:27
:h hol<NL>y0ZZpblDZZ

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#159 Stephen Gordon / DubsGordon - Score: 17 - 08/01/11 @ 23:33
:h hol<CR>0yf!<C-^>PZZZZ

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#160 z0k / z0k - Score: 17 - 12/20/12 @ 00:29
:h hol<CR>gev0yZQPZZ

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#161 Matt Robbins / mcrmfc - Score: 17 - 11/25/14 @ 16:41
:h hol<CR>0yf!:q<CR>pZZ

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#162 Jason Schulz / uxcn_ - Score: 17 - 07/26/15 @ 02:34
:h hol<CR>0yf!:q<CR>pZZ

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#163 quiggy🌹 / quiggy - Score: 17 - 05/18/16 @ 20:17
:h hol<CR>^vf!y<C-W><C-W>pZZ

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#164 Patrick Davey / psdavey - Score: 17 - 10/29/16 @ 14:59
:h hol<CR>gev0yZQPZZ

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#165 z0c / zerocabal - Score: 17 - 06/11/18 @ 14:09
:h hol<CR>0v4Ey<C-W><C-W>pZZ

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#166 not so punk :] / notsopunk - Score: 19 - 06/19/11 @ 11:18
:h hol<CR>0f<Esc>0yf!ZZpZZ

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#167 wilddog64 / chengkai318 - Score: 20 - 12/18/13 @ 01:46
:h hol<CR>0"ayf!ZZ"apZZ

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#168 Stephan Weller / stephan_weller - Score: 23 - 01/01/11 @ 14:43
:h hol<Tab><CR>Y<C-W>jpkdd20lld$ZZ

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#169 Timothy Hahn / timyhahn - Score: 23 - 04/23/12 @ 17:37
:h hol<CR>$^v/!<CR>y<Esc>:q<CR>p<Esc>:x<CR>

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#170 lionel young / lionelyoung - Score: 25 - 01/03/11 @ 03:47
iYou found it, Arthur!<Esc>ZZ

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#171 krazylegz / krazylegz - Score: 25 - 01/09/11 @ 15:07
aYou found it, Arthur!<Esc>ZZ

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#172 Rūdolfs Ošiņš / rudolfs - Score: 25 - 02/26/11 @ 06:23
iYou found it, Arthur!<Esc>ZZ

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#173 jasper110 / jasper110 - Score: 25 - 09/22/11 @ 09:07
iYou found it, Arthur!<Esc>ZZ

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#174 Matthew Cupps / matthewcupps - Score: 25 - 12/20/11 @ 22:02
iYou found it, Arthur!<Esc>ZZ

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#175 無ん垢の叫び / john_ababa - Score: 25 - 02/24/12 @ 07:04
iYou found it, Arthur!<Esc>ZZ

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#176 Michael / patheticpat - Score: 25 - 12/16/12 @ 19:21
iYou found it, Arthur!<Esc>ZZ

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#177 RobertT / techrt2050 - Score: 25 - 07/14/13 @ 08:42
iYou found it, Arthur!<Esc>ZZ

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#178 Oliver Christ / 0liverChrist - Score: 25 - 10/12/13 @ 23:16
iYou found it, Arthur!<Esc>ZZ

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#179 Justin Knag / justinknag - Score: 25 - 10/24/14 @ 05:44
iYou found it, Arthur!<Esc>ZZ

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#180 Gurukandhamoorthi / Gurukandhamoor1 - Score: 25 - 08/25/17 @ 14:18
iYou found it, Arthur!<Esc>ZZ

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#181 sorami / boredoms - Score: 26 - 05/01/11 @ 00:00
iYou found it, Arthur!<C-C><C-C>ZZ

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#182 Aaron Jensen / aaronjensen - Score: 2789 - 03/19/11 @ 06:59
i<RightMouse><RightRelease>ARTHUR:  There it is!  The Bridge of Death!<CR>  ROBIN:  Oh, great.<CR>  KNIGHT:  Look!<CR>  ARTHUR:  There's the old man from Scene 24!<CR>  BEDEMIR:  What is he doing here?<CR>  ARTHUR:  He is the keeper of the Bridge of Death.  He asks each<CR>      traveller five questions--<CR>  KNIGHT:  Three questions.<CR>  ARTHUR:  Three questions.  He who answers the five questions--<CR>  KNIGHT:  Three questions.<CR>  ARTHUR:  Three questions may cross in safety.<CR>  ROBIN:  What if you get a question wrong?<CR>  ARTHUR:  Then you are cast into the Gorge of Eternal Peril.<CR>  ROBIN:  Oh, I won't go.<CR>  KNIGHT:  Who's going to answer the questions?<CR>  ARTHUR:  Sir Robin!<CR>  ROBIN:  Yes?<CR>  ARTHUR:  Brave Sir Robin, you go.<CR>  ROBIN:  Hey!  I've got a great idea.  Why doesn't Launcelot go?<CR>  LAUNCELOT:  Yes, let me go, my liege.  I will take him single-handed.<CR>      I shall make a feint to the north-east--<CR>  ARTHUR:  No, no, hang on, hang on, hang on!  Just answer the five<CR>      questions--<CR>  KNIGHT:  Three questions.<CR>  ARTHUR:  Three questions as best you can.  And we shall watch... and<CR>      pray.<CR>  LAUNCELOT:  I understand, my liege.<CR>  ARTHUR:  Good luck, brave Sir Launcelot.  God be with you.<CR>  KEEPER:  Stop!  Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me<CR>      these questions three, 'ere the other side he see.<CR>  LAUNCELOT:  Ask me the questions, bridge-keeper.  I'm not afraid.<CR>  KEEPER:  What is your name?<CR>  LAUNCELOT:  My name is Sir Launcelot of Camelot.<CR>  KEEPER:  What is your quest?<CR>  LAUNCELOT:  To seek the Holy Grail.<CR>  KEEPER:  What is your favorite color?<CR>  LAUNCELOT:  Blue.<CR>  KEEPER:  Right.  Off you go.<CR>  LAUNCELOT:  Oh, thank you.  Thank you very much.<CR>  ROBIN:  That's easy!<CR>  KEEPER:  Stop!  Who approaches the Bridge of Death must answer me<CR>      these questions three, 'ere the other side he see.<CR>  ROBIN:  Ask me the questions, bridge-keeper.  I'm not afraid.<CR>  KEEPER:  What is your name?<CR>  ROBIN:  Sir Robin of Camelot.<CR>  KEEPER:  What is your quest?<CR>  ROBIN:  To seek the Holy Grail.<CR>  KEEPER:  What is the capital of Assyria?<CR>  ROBIN:  I don't know that!  Auuuuuuuugh!<CR>  KEEPER:  Stop!  What is your name?<CR>  GALAHAD:  Sir Galahad of Camelot.<CR>  KEEPER:  What is your quest?<CR>  GALAHAD:  I seek the Holy Grail.<CR>  KEEPER:  What is your favorite color?<CR>  GALAHAD:  Blue.  No yel--  Auuuuuuuugh!<CR>  KEEPER:  Heh heh.  Stop!  What is your name?<CR>  ARTHUR:  It is Arthur, King of the Britons.<CR>  KEEPER:  What is your quest?<CR>  ARTHUR:  To seek the Holy Grail.<CR>  KEEPER:  What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?<CR>  ARTHUR:  What do you mean?  An African or European swallow?<CR>  KEEPER:  What?  I don't know that!  Auuuuuuuugh!<CR>  BEDEMIR:  How do know so much about swallows?<CR>  ARTHUR:  Well, you have to know these things when you're a king you know.<Esc>uiYou found it <BS>, Arthur!<Esc>ZZ

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