I guess the clue is in the title.
I think you are right there. I guess “Stuck In Another Set Of Bloody Narrowing Pipes” just wouldn’t have been snappy enough.
As someone who solved Zork 1 and Sunset Over Savannah on my own I thought that I was quite good at these games; Mr MacBrayne has dispelled that conceit!
Time’s Enigma has been updated today, see this thread: Time’s Engima by Jim MacBrayne - Review - Playing / IF Reviews and Essays - The Interactive Fiction Community Forum (intfiction.org)