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Title: Strange nature of today's Standard puzzle (2018/05/30)
Post by: Calilasseia on May 30, 2018, 11:44:11 AM
This one's another weird one. Made it to "better", but ALL my words begin with the compulsory letter. Can't find any words for this puzzle that don't.

Will probably find some obvious ones in tomorrow's solution, along with the usual raft that make me think "is that really a word in the English language?" :D
Title: Re: Strange nature of today's Standard puzzle (2018/05/30)
Post by: mkenuk on May 30, 2018, 12:55:55 PM
I've noticed that this kind of thing often happens when B is the key letter.

As for today's game, and without giving anything away.... believe me, you will know all the words in this game that don't start with the letter you refer to.
Title: Re: Strange nature of today's Standard puzzle (2018/05/30)
Post by: anona on May 30, 2018, 04:50:03 PM
I've only just started today's game, but I see what you mean, Calilasseia: I've got a couple of uncommon words not starting with the central letter, but the only common one so far is one I had never seen before I started playing Chi - and I've never seen it since outside Chi! I'll plod on.
Title: Re: Strange nature of today's Standard puzzle (2018/05/30)
Post by: anona on May 30, 2018, 05:11:08 PM
Ooo, update: do keep looking, Cal - there are some truly common ones to be found.
Title: Re: Strange nature of today's Standard puzzle (2018/05/30)
Post by: Les303 on May 30, 2018, 05:59:42 PM
Thanks for the tip Cal,
 I was going to concentrate on the current 10 letter game as it closes shortly just to see if I could finally " knock off " doxydaisy ( well i'm allowed to dream ) but your post caught my eye & I had to see what you were on about, the first 20 words that I played all began with the same letter before I finally started to find a few alternatives.
Title: Re: Strange nature of today's Standard puzzle (2018/05/30)
Post by: doxydaisy on May 31, 2018, 11:48:16 AM
Oh Les you don't need to dream to 'knock me off' .. there are way better players than me here but it was lovely that you mentioned me in such a kind way so thank you for that!  :)
Title: Re: Strange nature of today's Standard puzzle (2018/05/30)
Post by: Les303 on May 31, 2018, 02:45:29 PM
Now that you have dipped your toes into the forum,  be warned that posting can become just as addictive as playing Chi so put your thinking cap on because you only need 13 more posts to catch up to the sister in law.
Title: Re: Strange nature of today's Standard puzzle (2018/05/30)
Post by: doxydaisy on May 31, 2018, 02:51:59 PM
Hahaha Les I think she will outdo me with the posts as well as the puzzles. As she mentioned she is very competitive and I know that first hand. I'll think twice before I play euchre with her again hehe!
Title: Re: Strange nature of today's Standard puzzle (2018/05/30)
Post by: Jacki on May 31, 2018, 05:47:37 PM
Speaking of very good, is Alonzo Quixote real? Or is it a measure to show the highest level you can achieve?
Title: Re: Strange nature of today's Standard puzzle (2018/05/30)
Post by: yelnats on May 31, 2018, 05:57:05 PM
I find it interesting when Alonzo is playing at the same time as me, or starting after. I think, "Wow, I've got the same score (or close) to Alonzo." When the scores next update, he's miles ahead!
Title: Re: Strange nature of today's Standard puzzle (2018/05/30)
Post by: pat on May 31, 2018, 06:03:42 PM
Speaking of very good, is Alonzo Quixote real? Or is it a measure to show the highest level you can achieve?

AQ is a real player, but one who plays by different 'rules'. Long-standing forum members will recall many threads concerning him and other 'top' players who get every possible word, rare and common, in all three puzzles, every day. I admire their tenacity and high boredom threshold!
Title: Re: Strange nature of today's Standard puzzle (2018/05/30)
Post by: mkenuk on May 31, 2018, 06:48:59 PM
AQ is a real player, but one who plays by different 'rules'. !

And his twin - Alfonzo Coyote, who makes the occasional appearance?

Title: Re: Strange nature of today's Standard puzzle (2018/05/30)
Post by: blackrockrose on May 31, 2018, 10:08:59 PM
And of course, Garbonzo Chipotle.
Title: Re: Strange nature of today's Standard puzzle (2018/05/30)
Post by: doxydaisy on May 31, 2018, 10:22:17 PM
You hit the nail on the head there Pat.. high boredom threshhold. It truly must be boring to get every single word in every puzzle every single day. If this is so easy wouldn't you move on to something a little more challenging when you're that good.
Title: Re: Strange nature of today's Standard puzzle (2018/05/30)
Post by: TRex on June 01, 2018, 05:30:22 AM
AQ is a real player, but one who plays by different 'rules'. Long-standing forum members will recall many threads concerning him and other 'top' players who get every possible word, rare and common, in all three puzzles, every day. I admire their tenacity and high boredom threshold!

Pat, you forgot the 100% accuracy in every puzzle.  >:D
Title: Re: Strange nature of today's Standard puzzle (2018/05/30)
Post by: pat on June 01, 2018, 07:21:24 AM
So I did.  >:D
Title: Re: Strange nature of today's Standard puzzle (2018/05/30)
Post by: ensiform on June 01, 2018, 09:32:19 AM
Hey now, the challenge is in making sure you get every word, even the hyper-rare ones, even though the list of what is and isn't allowed changes constantly --- AND getting a hit rate of 100 nearly every single time!

I mean, I'm sure it's a challenge making sure the program you use keeps up with the lists concentrating like that every day.
Title: Re: Strange nature of today's Standard puzzle (2018/05/30)
Post by: Les303 on June 01, 2018, 09:40:24 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Strange nature of today's Standard puzzle (2018/05/30)
Post by: auntiemo on June 01, 2018, 03:01:18 PM
Shame that CYNICISM only has 8 letters!

By the way...was anyone else amused by the number of homonyms in the HEADLINER puzzle ? I know...I'm very easily amused ;)
Title: Re: Strange nature of today's Standard puzzle (2018/05/30)
Post by: pat on June 01, 2018, 06:38:37 PM
Auntiemo, you should never confuse cynicism with reality.  :police:
Title: Re: Strange nature of today's Standard puzzle (2018/05/30)
Post by: mkenuk on June 02, 2018, 01:12:17 PM

By the way...was anyone else amused by the number of homonyms in the HEADLINER puzzle ? I know...I'm very easily amused ;)

Sorry to sound like a schoolteacher, auntiemo, but I was one for 40+ years and old habits die hard!

Do you mean homonym (two or more words spelled the same but with different meanings) or homophone (two words with different meanings and different spellings that are pronounced the same?)

Example of homonym - bear (an animal), bear (to carry), bear (to withstand), bear (to give birth to)

Example of homophone - pare (to trim), pair (a couple), pear (a kind of fruit)

There were indeed lots of pairs of homophones - hear / here /// herd / heard etc

Title: Re: Strange nature of today's Standard puzzle (2018/05/30)
Post by: auntiemo on June 02, 2018, 02:41:34 PM
A homonym is a word that is said or spelled the same way as another word but has a different meaning. "Write” and “right” is a good example of a pair of homonyms.
HOMONYMS are words that sound alike but have different meanings. Homophones are a type of homonym that also sound alike and have different meanings, but have different spellings. HOMOGRAPHS are words that are spelled the same but have different meanings.

You do sound like a teacher and I get that. I was a teacher too...not English though. I can't remember how to do the "quote" thing and I will go back and look...the above were copied & pasted from the many answers that appeared when I Googled homonyms/homophones/homographs....I thought I was fairly safe saying homonyms...but apparently not. No offence taken  ;D