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Conference Wordles: April 2014

By: Ardis E. Parshall - April 14, 2014

It’s Conference Wordles time again! In this puzzle, 35 texts from the recent General Conference – talks, songs, and other bits of business – have been run through the engine at wordle.net. That engine counted how many times each word appears in the talk; the more often a word appeared in the talk, the larger it appears in its image here.

Your part is to identify the talk, song, etc., represented by each wordle. For talks, please identify both the speaker and the name of the talk – you can find a list of all talks, music, etc., here. It would also be fun if you pointed out what the key words were that helped you solve the puzzle.

Please solve only one puzzle to start with. This evening or tomorrow morning, after all readers have had a chance to play, I’ll open it up for you to solve more.

The puzzle number appears above each puzzle.

If you want to be named King/Queen of the Conference Wordles, send the solution to all 35 puzzles to me at AEParshall [at] aol [dot] com. First one to send me a full and correct solution wins bragging rights.

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38 Comments »

  1. #15: “Roots and Branches”, by Elder Quentin L. Cook.

    Comment by Alison — April 14, 2014 @ 6:56 am

  2. It’s a busy day, so I’ll pick some of the low-hanging fruit:

    #29 We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet

    Comment by Amy T — April 14, 2014 @ 7:24 am

  3. That’s the advantage of playing early, Amy.

    And we’re off to the races, with two correct answers by Alison and Amy.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — April 14, 2014 @ 7:32 am

  4. 22. is Elder Oaks in the Priesthood Session. First talk, well scheduled.

    Comment by Grant — April 14, 2014 @ 7:40 am

  5. 7. Elder Bednar’s talk. Truck in the snow, etc.

    Comment by Mark B. — April 14, 2014 @ 8:38 am

  6. 28 is L. Tom Perry’s talk, about obedience and being sensitive to the Spirit.

    Comment by Coffinberry — April 14, 2014 @ 8:42 am

  7. Three more correct solutions!

    7. David A. Bednar, “Bear Up Their Burdens with Ease”
    15. Quentin L. Cook, “Roots and Branches”
    22. Dallin H. Oaks, “The Keys and Authority of the Priesthood”
    28. L. Tom Perry, “Obedience through our Faithfulness”
    29. We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — April 14, 2014 @ 8:55 am

  8. 16, the auditing report?

    Comment by Frank Pellett — April 14, 2014 @ 10:33 am

  9. What gave you your first clue, Frank? :)

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — April 14, 2014 @ 10:40 am

  10. Darn it, all you low hanging fruit pickers! I had been chomping at the bit to pick Elder Oaks’ PRIESTHOOD talk, and then Grant had to go and spoil it. Eh, I guess I’ll have to try harder.

    OK, I’m guessing that #1 is “Abide With Me!” sung at the Priesthood session by the BYU-I choir. Wonderful rendition, by the way!

    Comment by David Y. — April 14, 2014 @ 11:17 am

  11. You have to be quick if you want the easy ones! No. 1 is indeed “Abide with Me.”

    1. Abide with Me
    7. David A. Bednar, “Bear Up Their Burdens with Ease”
    15. Quentin L. Cook, “Roots and Branches”
    16. Auditing Report
    22. Dallin H. Oaks, “The Keys and Authority of the Priesthood”
    28. L. Tom Perry, “Obedience through our Faithfulness”
    29. We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — April 14, 2014 @ 11:22 am

  12. 21: Let Us All Press On. I’d be good at these if they were all songs!

    Comment by Elaine — April 14, 2014 @ 11:49 am

  13. Part of the puzzle is recognizing that something is a song instead of a talk. Of course, having “enemy” so close to “deride” probably helped in this case!

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — April 14, 2014 @ 11:58 am

  14. 25: One of my favorite hymns… “Lead Kindly Light”

    Comment by SilverRain — April 14, 2014 @ 12:37 pm

  15. Silver Rain solves another one:

    1. Abide with Me
    7. David A. Bednar, “Bear Up Their Burdens with Ease”
    15. Quentin L. Cook, “Roots and Branches”
    16. Auditing Report
    21. Let Us All Press On
    22. Dallin H. Oaks, “The Keys and Authority of the Priesthood”
    25. Lead, Kindly Light
    28. L. Tom Perry, “Obedience through our Faithfulness”
    29. We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet

    That’s one of my favorite hymns, too. I heard a former Viet Nam POW, a Latter-day Saint, talk about what it meant to him to have the tiniest of lamps made out of a spoon, some fat skimmed from his soup, and thread unwoven from his pajamas when he was in a prison hellhole. I can’t ever hear this without thinking of that little light shining in such darkness and bringing such hope.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — April 14, 2014 @ 1:22 pm

  16. Lots of songs this time! David Y already got my favorite hymn, so I’ll have to go with my second favorite: #14 is “How Firm A Foundation.”

    Comment by lindberg — April 14, 2014 @ 2:31 pm

  17. That’s right, lindberg. Are there any more songs, or will latecomers find themselves concentrating on the more difficult talks? Hmm…

    1. Abide with Me
    7. David A. Bednar, “Bear Up Their Burdens with Ease”
    14. How Firm a Foundation
    15. Quentin L. Cook, “Roots and Branches”
    16. Auditing Report
    21. Let Us All Press On
    22. Dallin H. Oaks, “The Keys and Authority of the Priesthood”
    25. Lead, Kindly Light
    28. L. Tom Perry, “Obedience through our Faithfulness”
    29. We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — April 14, 2014 @ 2:35 pm

  18. Hey, somebody left me an easy one!
    #33-Sustaining of Church officers.

    #35 is the hymn “Come Let Us Anew”

    Comment by The Other Clark — April 14, 2014 @ 3:41 pm

  19. Ardis, that is beautiful and precisely captures why I love it. Thank you for sharing. You cheered up my grumpy day.

    Comment by SilverRain — April 14, 2014 @ 3:45 pm

  20. That’s right, TOClark.

    1. Abide with Me
    7. David A. Bednar, “Bear Up Their Burdens with Ease”
    14. How Firm a Foundation
    15. Quentin L. Cook, “Roots and Branches”
    16. Auditing Report
    21. Let Us All Press On
    22. Dallin H. Oaks, “The Keys and Authority of the Priesthood”
    25. Lead, Kindly Light
    28. L. Tom Perry, “Obedience through our Faithfulness”
    29. We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet
    33. Sustaining of Church Officers
    35. Come Let Us Anew

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — April 14, 2014 @ 3:49 pm

  21. There are at least four more hymns left…

    I’ve got 26 of 35; that may be about as far as I can get without cheating.

    Comment by lindberg — April 14, 2014 @ 3:56 pm

  22. 31 is Parley P. Pratt.

    Comment by Mark B. — April 14, 2014 @ 3:58 pm

  23. You win that one, Mark B. — it certainly is PPP’s hymn “Come, O, Thou King of Kings.”

    Surely anyone who wants to play has had a chance to discover this post by now, so let’s open it up to second and third and even fourth solutions for those of you who enjoy this kind of thing (and I’m so glad you do).

    lindberg, how about picking a couple-three of the ones you found especially tough, rather than posting your entire list — no one else has sent in a solution to them all, so we can name you Crown Prince if not King of the Conference Wordles.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — April 14, 2014 @ 5:46 pm

  24. That’s better than Knave… :)

    How about

    #3 Sisterhood: Oh, How We Need Each Other – Bonnie L. Oscarson (the great big “need,” “one,” and “another” made that one pretty obvious)

    #4: What Are You Thinking? – W. Craig Zwick (“truck” and “cab” gave this one away)

    #8: Are You Sleeping Through The Restoration? – Dieter F. Uchtdorf (“addiction” was the word that did it for me, but “Rip,” “Van,” and “Winkle” remove any doubt)

    Comment by lindberg — April 14, 2014 @ 6:50 pm

  25. No. 10 is “Glory to God on High”, and No. 19 is “Secret Prayer”?

    Comment by David Y. — April 14, 2014 @ 9:40 pm

  26. Just couldn’t get on here today because of other things. I’ll be back with you next conference.

    Comment by Maurine — April 15, 2014 @ 2:18 am

  27. Check, check, check, check, and check. thanks, lindberg and David Y.

    A recap:

    1. Abide with Me
    2.
    3. Bonnie L. Oscarson, “Sisterhood, Oh, How We Need Each Other”
    4. W. Craig Zwick, “What Are You Thinking?
    5.
    6.
    7. David A. Bednar, “Bear Up Their Burdens with Ease”
    8. Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “Are You Sleeping through the Restoration?”
    9.
    10. Glory to God on High
    11.
    12.
    13.
    14. How Firm a Foundation
    15. Quentin L. Cook, “Roots and Branches”
    16. Auditing Report
    17.
    18.
    19. Secret Prayer
    20.
    21. Let Us All Press On
    22. Dallin H. Oaks, “The Keys and Authority of the Priesthood”
    23.
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    25. Lead, Kindly Light
    26.
    27.
    28. L. Tom Perry, “Obedience through our Faithfulness”
    29. We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet
    30.
    31. Come, O, Thou King of Kings
    32.
    33. Sustaining of Church Officers
    34.
    35. Come Let Us Anew

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — April 15, 2014 @ 6:41 am

  28. #5: Elder Andersen, about how repentence subdues the whirlwinds of sin. Saturday am

    Comment by Coffinberry — April 15, 2014 @ 8:20 am

  29. Bingo, Coffinberry: “Spiritual Whirlwinds”

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — April 15, 2014 @ 8:24 am

  30. WE HAVE A QUEEN OF THE CONFERENCE WORDLES!!!

    Alison has sent in a list with all 35 answers, correct, full names and titles, ‘n’ everything. Awesome, Alison.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — April 15, 2014 @ 9:48 am

  31. no 26 Statistical report

    Comment by marva Packer — April 15, 2014 @ 11:30 am

  32. You’re right, marva — and there wasn’t much of that to run through Wordle once the numbers dropped out!

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — April 15, 2014 @ 12:08 pm

  33. 5 is Elder Andersen. “Whirlwinds” did it for me.

    Comment by Mark B. — April 15, 2014 @ 3:34 pm

  34. That’d be the one, Mark. (But I think you wanted to solve that one to show you knew how to spell Elder Andersen’s name correctly! :) )

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — April 15, 2014 @ 5:02 pm

  35. Danes of the world unite!

    My Nielsen ancestors breathe a sigh of relief. Along with the Christensens, Bertelsens, Larsens, and Alexens. To say nothing of the Nielsdatters, etc., etc.

    Comment by Mark B. — April 15, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

  36. Not to be impatient . . . but are you doing these for Oct 2014? Or did I miss them somewhere?

    Comment by sar — October 15, 2014 @ 10:01 pm

  37. I’m a little slow this time, but yes, the wordles are coming. Am very glad to know you still want them!

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — October 16, 2014 @ 4:04 am

  38. Yay! Thanks!

    Comment by sar — October 16, 2014 @ 11:39 pm

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