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Title: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 21, 2021, 03:53:47 PM
In recent weeks there have been quite a few personal messages exchanged by several forumites about the 7 by many game.
So just because i can & also because i thought that it might be a bit of fun, i have decided to create this thread which is dedicated to players of the increasingly popular " 7 by many " game.

OF COURSE, AS ALWAYS, PLEASE BE MINDFUL NOT TO MENTION ANY SPOILERS IN YOUR COMMENTS ON AN OPEN GAME.

I will start the conversation by congratulating yelnats  (Stanely ) on his rosette in yesterday's game, hopefully no one noticed that he also surpassed my score by two.




Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 21, 2021, 04:32:03 PM
I am finding today's game very enjoyable & at the same time very frustrating.
In my vain efforts to catch one of my benchmark players, blackrockrose (Rose) all i can manage to do is to find words that i have already played.
My only consolation is that i am at least currently ahead of my other benchmark players, ozzyjune ( June ) & yelnats ( Stanely ).
I must congratulate Rose on her impressive total which has her currently sitting in a comfortable third position on the scoreboard.
However i also notice that my other benchmark player, mkenuk ( Mike ) is yet to make an appearance so don't get to comfortable, Rose.
And of course we never know when ozzyjack ( Jack ) will pull out an impressive performance from you know where.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on July 21, 2021, 04:42:28 PM
Not tonight Lse, I only have ten toes and fingers, so I can only count to 21. >:D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 21, 2021, 04:53:31 PM
Enjoy the dog training tonight & please tell me that you have finally pulled the " trakky daks " out of hibernation to combat this chilly wind.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on July 21, 2021, 08:11:31 PM
I play 7 by many every day as well as 2 personal which come from the 2 local Melbourne dailies.

In 7 by many I "compete" with my 2 sisters and sometimes great niece (not so great when she beats me which is too often).  I consider it a good day if I get within a bull's roar of you Les!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 22, 2021, 09:55:41 AM
For me, friendly competition only increases my enjoyment of the game.
The little group that i like to " compete " with are all very competent players & our " order of merit " constantly changes from one game to the next with the ultimate result being that, over time, all of our performances are enhanced.

I find it intriguing that some players that are scoring regularly in the top 20 & achieving rosettes consistently do not perform quite as well in the other standard games & just as often, that scenario is totally reversed.
I guess it is just a case of " different strokes for different folks ".
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on July 22, 2021, 12:06:11 PM
Hi Les. My scores vary quite a lot because of my level of commitment. I tend to spend a lot less time on the challenge and 10 letter games, often happy to stop with the discovery of the seed word. Sometimes it's just a 2 minute visit! I enjoy the 7 letter game and play it solo...sometimes I even find a lot of the words. Matt and I "compare and share" on the regular puzzle...hence the frequent rosettes. I like to watch the scoreboard and see how the other regulars are doing, but Ticklemonster couldn't care less!!
All in all, I'm glad I found Chi...the games and the forum.
Moyra
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Jacki on July 22, 2021, 12:10:24 PM
Hi Les - even though I don’t play the 7 by many I know what you mean about friendly competition. My husband says I don’t play games for fun, but you know what? I do, but I like to play with others who care and who try.
I stopped playing the 7 by many because the other three puzzles pretty much take up most of my day and night - I go to sleep with words spinning around my head. Quite often I think of a word in the middle of the night and hope I’ll remember it in the morning!
If I’m struggling to find that elusive last word or three I’ll check my benchmark players and see if they have a rosette. Lately I’ve missed a few - some I never would have found like desmesne and some I could kick myself for like linger!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on July 22, 2021, 12:27:26 PM
Jacki....you need to up your level of commitment....a pen & paper on the bedside table for those dreamtime revelations  :-Z :-Z
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 22, 2021, 01:31:02 PM
Or perhaps take a leaf out of the playbook of whiskey ( Michael ).
I believe that he likes to set himself a time limit of just 10 minutes to find as many words as he can.

I am not sure which is more frustrating & annoying ;
Viewing the solution to find that you have missed a rosette because you failed to play a " simple " word that you have played a thousand times before or viewing the solution to find that the last " common " word, which you have spent way too long looking for, is so obscure that you would never have found it in a thousand years.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 22, 2021, 02:41:40 PM
Wow, that is a really tough game today.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 22, 2021, 03:55:15 PM
Apparently not for auntiemo ( Moyra ) who has posted a very impressive score.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 22, 2021, 04:07:31 PM
And how about Valerie (Valerie ) with a rosette, thank you very much.
At this point the only other player to attain a rosette is guyd ( i do not know who guyd is or if he follows the forum )
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on July 22, 2021, 04:36:54 PM
Feeling very silly at this point, because everyone above me on the scoreboard, and a great many below me, have the seed word, which is eluding me.

Going to come back later, and hope it leaps out at me  ???
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 22, 2021, 05:16:02 PM
Rose, that is certainly nothing to feel silly about.
I am sure that all players have had a similar experience at some time.
Taking a break & then returning to the game later is probably a good idea as you never now what might pop up.
Mike regularly uses this strategy with a lot of success.
It does not work so well for me because when i return to the game i can usually only find those words that i have already played, occasionally i can find a couple more but generally my preferred strategy is just to persevere at the first attempt.

Starting tomorrow, i will stop making comments on the current 7 by many game until it has closed.
Instead i will make a daily post at around 3.30pm offering my opinions, kudos or otherwise of the previous game.


Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on July 22, 2021, 05:53:17 PM
Well done, Rose. You have inspired me to continue looking for that last word!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Jacki on July 22, 2021, 08:23:24 PM
Moyra I have thought about the notepad beside the bed but didn’t want to wake my husband. It’s funny, when I do  achieve the triple rosette in a day, which doesn’t happen as often as I like but happens way more than five years ago when I first played, I kinda feel at a loss. My brain will go to chew on the problem and then it’ll relax cause there’s no lingering last common word to find.
I remember when my sister-in-law, Doxydaisy came to stay with me and introduced me to Chi on Sept 7 2016, I watched in amazement as she fired off so many words in the first puzzle I played.
I thought I was pretty good, having played the Sydney Morning Herald’s puzzle for years.
I had no idea!!
And I so enjoy the mostly good-hearted camaraderie of the players. I think people who enjoy words and word puzzles and grammar and spelling and reading are dwindling and I for one are so glad that Doxydaisy introduced me to this quirky, friendly and hilarious community.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on July 23, 2021, 12:26:20 PM
I am not sure which is more frustrating & annoying ;
Viewing the solution to find that you have missed a rosette because you failed to play a " simple " word that you have played a thousand times before or viewing the solution to find that the last " common " word, which you have spent way too long looking for, is so obscure that you would never have found it in a thousand years.

I'm so with you on this Les...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on July 23, 2021, 02:06:39 PM
So...should I be upset at missing my 4th rosette on a word like solipsism?  I've never heard of it! I guess I can still get 4 from 4 if I get a rosette in today's 7-by-many by 6pm!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 23, 2021, 04:02:37 PM
Yes Moyra, i definitely think that you are entitled to feel a little bit upset as that is exactly one of the scenarios that i was referring to.
So, are you going to suggest to Alan that  solipsism should be made rare ?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on July 23, 2021, 04:22:04 PM
Yes Moyra, i definitely think that you are entitled to feel a little bit upset as that is exactly one of the scenarios that i was referring to.
So, are you going to suggest to Alan that  solipsism should be made rare ?

Unfortunately, Les, solipsism is neither rare nor getting rarer... :p
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on July 23, 2021, 04:34:16 PM
Someone apparently said in a letter to Bertrand Russell:

"I'm a solipsist and, I have to say, I'm surprised there aren't more of us."

 :)

(For the record, I  was quite chuffed to find "solipsism", but was denied a rosette by "lollipop" for the second time in a couple of weeks!)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on July 23, 2021, 04:48:36 PM
Someone apparently said in a letter to Bertrand Russell:

"I'm a solipsist and, I have to say, I'm surprised there aren't more of us."

 :)

(For the record, I  was quite chuffed to find "solipsism", but was denied a rosette by "lollipop" for the second time in a couple of weeks!)

No lollipop for you then...  :D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on July 23, 2021, 04:58:13 PM
Yay...I have my 4 from 4! I won't be asking for a reclassification of THAT WORD, I'll just try to remember it for the next time.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 23, 2021, 05:27:45 PM
Well done Moyra, that is an extraordinary effort.
I am happy if i can manage 4 rosettes in a week.
And in hindsight, i think that it is fair enough that solipsism should remain common.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 23, 2021, 05:42:18 PM
I am afraid that my 3.30pm game review is running a bit late this afternoon as i keep getting interrupted so i am not committing to any particular time for future game reviews.
Anyway, as i have already said, i thought that yesterday's game was a particularly difficult one so it was pleasing to see that we all managed to pass the " best " target which was no easy task.
I am sure that Stanley, Michael & John will all agree & concede that their end results were a little below their normally higher standards.
As for myself, i became so confused with that combination of letters that i thought for a moment that i was playing pontoon so i decided to stick on 21.
Jack must get a mention for his impressive 23 but of course he was still one step behind June.
Moyra found the most words of our little group but could not get that rosette, falling victim to the obscure/common word scenario.
Mike & Valerie did yet again what Mike & Valerie do & that is to consistently find rosettes & set the benchmark for us all to aspire to.
But i reckon that the play of the day must go to Rose.
Initially despondent because just about everybody but her had found the seed word, she did not give up & returned to the game to not only find that big word but also record a rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 23, 2021, 06:24:53 PM
Someone apparently said in a letter to Bertrand Russell:

"I'm a solipsist and, I have to say, I'm surprised there aren't more of us."

 :)

(For the record, I  was quite chuffed to find "solipsism", but was denied a rosette by "lollipop" for the second time in a couple of weeks!)

That made me smile, jancsika.
I did play lollipop but only because i remembered missing it recently.
I must offer you a belated welcome to the forum & encourage you to keep contributing.
What's your name?
If you prefer not to reveal, then i will just refer to you as jan.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Jacki on July 23, 2021, 06:59:31 PM
I’m surrounded by solipsists and Islands in the Stream keeps running through my head!
I had a bit of a giggle reading a quote by George Best, a Northern Island professional footballer who spent most of his career at Manchester United, who was asked how he managed to spend all of his fortune. He said, “I spent most of it on booze, birds and cars and the rest I just squandered.” 
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on July 24, 2021, 10:04:28 AM
That’s a great quote!
Took me ages to find the word yesterday, too …
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 24, 2021, 05:14:25 PM
I also like that classic quote.. it is exactly the way that i would go if i ever won the lotto.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 24, 2021, 07:24:49 PM
Most of these 7 by many games are very tough & yesterday's was no different with rosettes hard to achieve.
I think that anybody who manages to reach the " best " target in these very difficult games is doing a great job & all of our club members are consistently doing that & more.
Michael must have had his timer on speed dial as he only managed a score of 20 & just one of the 3 available big words.
June found 2 of the big words & posted an impressive score of 71 to distance herself from Jack although Jack did find all 3 of the big words & posted a very respectable score of 40 which was well in excess of the " best " target.
Vizal ( Alan ) thoughts must have been further afield as he posted a score of 48 with 2 big words found.
While Dragonman ( Gareth ) found all of the big words his score of 61 was a little below his best.
Rose & Stanley could not be separated on their scores of 65 with both finding 2 of the big words.
Valerie reached 67 with 2 big words but surprisingly for her, no rosette.
Maudland ( Maud - if you don't tell me your name, then i just make up my own nickname ) & Roddlles ( Rod ) had an epic battle with both scoring 70 but the narrow win goes to Rod with 3 big words.
Moyra was brilliant with a great score of 80, all of the big words & of course that rosette.
Pat ( Pat ) was able to match Moyra's high score & find all of the big words but just could not find the rosette.
I suppose that i should give myself a pat on the back for achieving the highest score of 90 among our club members but i would have much preferred a rosette ... who knew that there were 2 ways to spell cesarean.
The only club member that i have not mentioned is Mike.
He posted a score of 69, he found 2 of the big words ( the third one is really irrelevant as it was a rare word ) & found a rosette.
So my play of the day goes to Mike.
However i am not sure that is the right decision.
Moyra also had a rosette, found the extra big word & achieved a higher score than Mike so which is the better performance?
I would appreciate hearing some opinions.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on July 25, 2021, 02:29:38 AM
out of the 340 players 42 spelt it CESAREAN and 43 CAESAREAN.
I was the one that missed the alternative spelling.
I also missed SENESCENCE and CENSUSES.

Just one of those days.

Gareth
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on July 25, 2021, 06:46:23 AM
Hi Madeleine,

I wouldn't tell him if I were you. He's just being a big bully. >:D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: whisky on July 25, 2021, 09:22:34 AM
Hi Les

Thanks for your keen eyed observations.

3 grandchildren arrived yesterday ( and stayed for the day ).
I was thus a wee bit distracted.

Sorry if my results were weaker than expected.

Michael
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on July 25, 2021, 10:25:36 AM
Make the most of my result in the caesarean game....I was very committed to 4 rosettes and spent waaaaay too much time on the 4 games that day. It won't be happening regularly,
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on July 25, 2021, 10:26:57 AM
Hi Madeleine,

I wouldn't tell him if I were you. He's just being a big bully. >:D

 ;D Tickled me!

Your score was fantastic, Les - I think you should take a bow!
About to get on with today’s puzzle … wish me luck!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 25, 2021, 12:26:17 PM
After reviewing my review, i realise that i neglected to include a few regulars ;
Jk1956 ( John ), Jancsika ( Jan ) & Aussie Sue ( Sue ) who all tied on a solid score of 58.

I have also come to realise that i have taken on more than i can chew as it is too much work to review all players after every game so i will stop posting daily reviews & leave it up to individuals to review their own performances & perhaps make the odd comment.

Michael, i know what you mean about distractions.
I posted a very moderate score yesterday due to the distractions of my horse racing.

Moyra, congratulations again on all of those rosettes.
I see that you are not to worn out to rack up yet another one in this mornings standard game.
 It was a game that i found well worth spending a bit longer on.

Maud Madeleine, i certainly do wish you & all of our forum players the very best of luck.

Cheers Les.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Jacki on July 25, 2021, 01:51:40 PM
Is the new 7 by many club now destined to last slightly longer than Mal Meninga’s political career?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 25, 2021, 01:58:41 PM
Quite possibly, but ultimately, it will be up to the " fans " to decide.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 25, 2021, 02:05:01 PM
Congratulations Mike, that was an outstanding effort in yesterday's game.
It is no wonder that you are included in just about everybody's list of benchmark players.


Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 25, 2021, 02:07:00 PM
Looking at the solution, i am kicking myself for missing so many " easy " words.

Will i be able to bounce back today???
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: whisky on July 25, 2021, 02:11:26 PM
Hi Les

A person should consider themselves fortunate, if their life includes several opportunities for distraction.

5 is oft considered a healthy number.
Perhaps:
 *  Family
 *  Friends
 *  Business
 *  Hobby 1 ( sailing in my case )
 *  Hobby 2 (whisky club in my case )
 *  Hobby 3 ( CHI )

Michael



Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 25, 2021, 03:30:10 PM
Michael, i think that you are indeed a very fortunate man.

What a fascinating game we have in progress at the moment.
I got off to a late start & it took a lot of time & effort but i was eventually able to overtake June's impressive total.
I was even more pleased with myself when i was able to pass Mike & land in the top 10 on the scoreboard but it was only then that i noticed that Rose was way ahead of me & already had a rosette in the bag.
As i type this, i see that Jack & Michael ( no doubt after a couple of whiskeys ) are both making a bold resurgence and late starters, Stan & John are racing up the scoreboard.
Of course there is a lot of time to go in this game but i for one cannot wait to see the final outcome.
Will any of our club members be able to catch up to Rose?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on July 25, 2021, 05:13:15 PM
After reviewing my review, i realise that i neglected to include a few regulars ;
Jk1956 ( John ), Jancsika ( Jan ) & Aussie Sue ( Sue ) who all tied on a solid score of 58.

Les, not sure whether to be miffed by being left off your initial list in the "club" but I was certainly in good company with Jan and Sue...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 25, 2021, 06:18:15 PM
John, i certainly did not intentionally mean to " miff " anyone.
It is just very difficult to make sure that you include everyone which is why i have decided to stop doing the daily reviews.
It was a silly idea to begin with, after all, who am i to to be critiquing any players performance.
Of course it is all just tongue in cheek, purely designed to create some interest,discussion, a bit of humour & increase familiarity within our forum family.
Despite the dour forecast from Jacki, i would like to think that this thread might prevail for a little bit longer with " club " members offering random insights & comments from time to time.
For example, how can you not notice & duly acknowledge the effort of rogue mother in not only getting a rosette but also passing Rose's total.
Jack will be pleased to see that i have not been game enough to even attempt to " bully " rogue mother into to revealing her name.

John, i must thank you for our little tussle in the current challenge game, thoroughly enjoyable but i must put up the white flag as you have just been too good for me today... but watch out next time.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on July 25, 2021, 08:06:17 PM
 ;)  :-P  :o  ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on July 25, 2021, 08:58:36 PM
Congratulations Mike, that was an outstanding effort in yesterday's game.
I

Thanks for the compliment, Les.
Actually the game that gave me most satisfaction this week was 'populism'. I actually managed to finish third on the scoreboard - my highest ever placing in a 7-by- many.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on July 26, 2021, 10:47:27 AM
One left - noooooo!

I think the 7 by many puzzles are so satisfying (and frustrating) because they have such a variety of words in - I found the ‘populism’ game a great challenge, too. It’s so pleasing when you get a tricky word. Yesterday’s with the 3 ‘big’ words - it was actually the more straightforward anagram, pelican, that took me the longest! Bah!

I must admit, rogue mother is a player whose score I always look at but never with any hope of reaching it … If I get around or between Rose and June, I’m happy!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on July 26, 2021, 10:49:55 AM
PS - Les, Maud is what my family call me, so either is fine  :)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 26, 2021, 11:33:43 AM
Mike, so sorry that i failed to spot your excellent performance in the populism game.
No doubt you were sitting third on the scoreboard at some stage but i just revisited it and sorry to burst your bubble but by the time that the game closed you actually finished well outside of the top 30 on the scoreboard.
Anyway it is exactly these type of special efforts that i think deserve to be highlighted & acknowledged by your fellow players.
For example, in the current game, Ozzyjack is sitting on a score 62, one ahead of Ozzyjune ,  & Roddles.
With a couple of hours still to go before the game closes, one of you 3 & in particular June will surely remedy that situation.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on July 26, 2021, 11:52:26 AM
Ah; I was going by the 'rare words not included' scoreboard;

Finish third on an 'all words included' board?
 Never in a month of Sundays!

 :D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 26, 2021, 12:02:59 PM
I was forgetting about that other scoreboard.
I would prefer to say that you were in an 11 way tie for first.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 26, 2021, 12:03:57 PM
Maud, i share your frustration when there is just one common word left to find.

Another aspect that is unique to the 7 by many game is the ability to find words containing a ridiculous amount letters such as sensuousnesses.
I think my personal record was either 16 or 18 letters but i cannot remember what the words were, can anybody else remember playing these big words?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 26, 2021, 04:02:29 PM
Since Mike has reminded me of the " rare words not included " scoreboard, i have set myself a new challenge to make the top ten on that list however my glaring lack of rosettes might be a problem & even when i do manage one it generally takes me a very long time to find so it probably wont be happening any time soon.

Rose,  i note that along with several other club members, you finished in first place albeit in a 17 way tie or as Mike prefers to interpret that scoreboard, you were fifth fastest to get a rosette.
Is that your best result to date or does Mike have you trumped with his recent third place finish or is there another club member who can top that?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 26, 2021, 05:57:08 PM
G'day John, you set another impressive total for me to chase in today's challenge game & once again, i was not up to the task, so well done to you.
Thanks to Mike reminding me about the other scoreboard, i can at least take some solace from the fact that i was able to match your score on that one.
Do you have a regular time that you normally start playing the challenge game as i think it would be a bit of fun to go head to head?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on July 26, 2021, 06:58:13 PM
Hi Les

Like Mike, I only look at the 'common words' scoreboard.

I also don't worry about the order in achieving a rosette, since I sometimes don't get to start playing until well after the puzzle opens.

However, if I do start on time, I'm often one of the first to get to a high score (I can type and mouse fairly quickly – hey, did I just invent a new verb?) but then I usually get overtaken by the likes of Sir Bidoof and guyd as I struggle – and often fail – to find the last few words.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 26, 2021, 07:17:38 PM
 I type & mouse very, very, very slowly & badly, most annoying in the challenge games when i am trying to keep an eye on my hit rate, only to spoil it with a careless typo.

You just have to admire the brilliant efforts of both Sir Bidoof and guyd , they consistently lead both scoreboards & i'm certain that they do it without any assistance from any of those computer generated anagram solver thingies.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on July 26, 2021, 09:50:31 PM
I may be way off the mark but my guess would be that the small group of names that we usually see at the top of the 7-by-many boards (Bidoof, Garebear, Emeraldgirl etc) are a group of players networked together in a school, college or office who pool their resources and share their answers.
Nothing wrong with that of course - many players work in pairs, including Vizal themselves!

 ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on July 27, 2021, 01:03:23 AM
G'day John, you set another impressive total for me to chase in today's challenge game & once again, i was not up to the task, so well done to you.
Thanks to Mike reminding me about the other scoreboard, i can at least take some solace from the fact that i was able to match your score on that one.
Do you have a regular time that you normally start playing the challenge game as i think it would be a bit of fun to go head to head?

I've just worked out how to access those scores. It's rather enlightening, isn't it...  ;D

As for regular times, covid has completely stuffed up my body clock and I can be found up at all hours. I often go to bed after 1am - not often after 2am though which is when the challenge changes over for me. As I go late to bed, I'm also a late riser. Chi is one of my first stops when I get the 'puter going again.

Probably around 10:30-11am Melbourne time.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on July 27, 2021, 01:14:14 AM
I only pay attention to the common words list.

In fact, my aim every day is to get a rosette with 0 mistakes and 0 rare words. I've only ever achieved it once so far, so it's actually quite tricky, for me at least!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on July 27, 2021, 10:02:38 AM
I can type and mouse fairly quickly – hey, did I just invent a new verb?

If it isn't a verb already, then it probably should be - a regular verb, preterite and past participle 'moused'
After all, Chi now recognizes the verb 'remote' - 'to use a remote control device'
Why not 'to mouse'?
Alan?

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on July 27, 2021, 10:07:35 AM
Blimey, not sure how often I’d score ‘best’ without including rare words. My aim, if I can’t get a rosette, is to exceed ‘best’ and have common words in single figures. But I go by the total score list when I’m looking at benchmark players.
I think I was once the first player to get a rosette - perhaps my Chi peak! But many moons ago …
I love the crazy long words you can find, too. …nesses are a good source, especially if you can throw an ‘un’ on as well!

I can now answer the question - it is MUCH more frustrating when the word that costs you a rosette is one you should’ve found… eddied 😞
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on July 27, 2021, 10:08:57 AM
I can type and mouse fairly quickly – hey, did I just invent a new verb?

If it isn't a verb already, then it probably should be - a regular verb, preterite and past participle 'moused'
After all, Chi now recognizes the verb 'remote' - 'to use a remote control device'
Why not 'to mouse'?
Alan?

Isn’t it something a cat might do, too? A good mouser? 😼
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on July 27, 2021, 10:48:33 AM
Blimey, not sure how often I’d score ‘best’ without including rare words. My aim, if I can’t get a rosette, is to exceed ‘best’ and have common words in single figures. But I go by the total score list when I’m looking at benchmark players.

This is my strategy as well! Though I also attempt, in the first instance (call me OCD), to get one word using unique first letters for all the individual letters in the puzzle (in alphabetical order - OCD again?) before going hell for leather...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 27, 2021, 02:44:35 PM
I can see now why so many people choose to use the " no rares " scoreboard, as John says " very enlightening ".
Now i find myself regularly bouncing from one to the other.

I generally manage to start both the standard & 7 by many games on time ( although i'm running late today ) but aside from that, my schedule is all over the place & very random.

Maud beat me to the " cat / mouse " joke.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 27, 2021, 02:50:30 PM
Congrats to rogue mother & Maudland on their rosettes in yesterday's game.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Alan W on July 27, 2021, 02:57:41 PM
I can type and mouse fairly quickly – hey, did I just invent a new verb?

If it isn't a verb already, then it probably should be - a regular verb, preterite and past participle 'moused'
After all, Chi now recognizes the verb 'remote' - 'to use a remote control device'
Why not 'to mouse'?
Alan?

Moused and mousing are both accepted as common words. The online Oxford gives a few verb meanings for mouse: to hunt for mice; to prowl around as if searching; and - yes - to use a mouse to move a cursor on a computer screen.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 27, 2021, 03:01:29 PM
I also see that blackrockrose, mkenuk, Janciska & auntiemo all missed out by just one word.
It would be fascinating to find out if they all missed the same word.
I missed leveled & divvied so i am guessing that it will be one of them?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on July 27, 2021, 03:15:46 PM
Believe it or mot, Les, having played both 'caviled' and 'cavilled' (the first words I played, I think), I missed the rosette because I didn't play cavil!!

I seem to make a habit of this - in a game last week, having played 'unplugging', I missed 'unplug' and that too cost me a rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on July 27, 2021, 03:31:05 PM
Cavalcade was my downfall.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on July 27, 2021, 04:12:27 PM
"Ivied" for me. I don't think it's a word I'd use too often (I'd probably use a circumlocution like "covered in ivy" or something), but I'm prepared to accept that it's a common word!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 27, 2021, 04:46:05 PM
Thanks for your responses & isn't that interesting, i was certain that it would be one or two of the same words that everyone missed.

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 27, 2021, 04:52:30 PM
Quote from Mike ;  "Finish third on an 'all words included board?
 Never in a month of Sundays! "

And yet there you are, currently sitting in a comfortable third position on the open scoreboard.

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 27, 2021, 05:48:51 PM
Better make that fourth and lookout Ozzyjune is coming with a late charge
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on July 27, 2021, 09:53:17 PM
Hi Les. Late answer.....leveled, duh!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 28, 2021, 09:08:35 AM
Thanks Moyra, that makes me feel a little bit better as i also missed leveled.
Not the first & probably won't be the last time that i get caught out with an American spelling.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on July 28, 2021, 10:34:23 AM
Blimey, not sure how often I’d score ‘best’ without including rare words. My aim, if I can’t get a rosette, is to exceed ‘best’ and have common words in single figures. But I go by the total score list when I’m looking at benchmark players.

This is my strategy as well! Though I also attempt, in the first instance (call me OCD), to get one word using unique first letters for all the individual letters in the puzzle (in alphabetical order - OCD again?) before going hell for leather...



That is very neat and even-handed - like a parent or teacher out to prove there are no favourites! I think it could prove disastrous for me - once a word’s popped into my mind, my brain seems to think it’s dealt with, so if I don’t write it down - poof! Gone!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 28, 2021, 02:02:23 PM
Another tough game yesterday with a very short list of rosettes.
Maudland was our standout club member, being the only one to make that elite list.
Maud, that's 2 in a row, now the pressure is on to achieve the hat-trick so lets hope that all of those words keep popping into your mind.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 28, 2021, 05:49:38 PM
Oh dear, i do hope that i have not put too much pressure on Maud & scared her off although i think that she is probably just keeping us all in suspense with a dramatic late entrance.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on July 29, 2021, 09:56:26 AM
Haha - you’ve got to love a dramatic late entrance, surely? I wouldn’t hold my breath for a hat trick though!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on July 29, 2021, 10:32:20 AM
Les, you've raced to a rosette in this morning's standard! Well done!!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 29, 2021, 11:51:31 AM
Bit better than yesterday's effort.
I only found veldt this morning with just a couple of minutes remaining before the game closed.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 29, 2021, 01:44:59 PM
Here is a little bit of trivia which may surprise you ;
Confirmed by the man himself, TRex is a 7 by many player.
Being the perfectionist that he is, he chooses to play as anon while he works on improving his scores to meet his own very high standards.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on July 29, 2021, 02:03:17 PM
I missed AGRARIAN and INFRINGING today but managed to squeak into maven territory which pleased me greatly.

For those in the club, it would be interesting to find out which words let you down...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 29, 2021, 02:06:30 PM
Haha - you’ve got to love a dramatic late entrance, surely? I wouldn’t hold my breath for a hat trick though!

Great effort Maud, falling just 3 short.
Rod went even closer, missing out by just one word so unfortunately, there were no rosettes for the club yesterday.
I wonder if that was TRex that equalled Rod's score of 59 ?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 29, 2021, 02:26:56 PM
I missed AGRARIAN and INFRINGING today but managed to squeak into maven territory which pleased me greatly.

For those in the club, it would be interesting to find out which words let you down...

Sorry for not noticing or acknowledging the maven, it is always a hard target to achieve so very well done to you, John.
I have asked Alan a couple of times to find room on the scoreboard  to include a tiny little icon to highlight when a player has achieved a maven but he will not accommodate me, perhaps if a lot of players make the same request, then we may be able to wear him down with the weight of numbers.

I missed agrarian, forgoing & raffia .... the only one that i was annoyed with was " forgoing " , would never have found the other 2 in a hundred years.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on July 29, 2021, 04:33:49 PM
"Infringing" and "griffon". I knew about "griffin" and "gryphon" but "griffon" is a new one on me!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on July 29, 2021, 04:37:31 PM
Agrarian, griffon and infringing I will admit to. But I'm not telling anyone I missed onion, raring and rigor.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 29, 2021, 05:46:03 PM
I received a personal message recently, asking how one becomes a member of the 7 by many club.
Anyone who is registered for the forum & has played the 7 by many game is automatically an honorary member of the club.
To become an official club member, all you have to do is post a comment in this thread.
 I post a comment / opinion each day when the game has closed on what i thought was a " special " performance that deserves recognition however i cannot possibly monitor everybody's performance without missing something so i encourage others to take the initiative & post their own highlights / comments / opinions from any particular game.
And do not be shy about telling us about your own " special " performance, it might be as simple as achieving your first " best score " , rosette, maven or perhaps even a cham & trophy or something like finally being able to match or even beat the likes of Mike, Maud, Rose, June, Alan, etc...on the scoreboard or even more likely you may prefer to just rubbish me & my comments & opinions.
Either way, it is all in good fun & i can think of no better way to distract ourselves from all of the negativity & limitations that have been imposed on our communities due to this bloody covid virus.
 


Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 29, 2021, 06:01:27 PM
Agrarian, griffon and infringing I will admit to. But I'm not telling anyone I missed onion, raring and rigor.

Was it perhaps because ticklemonster was distracting you with a bit of a tickle.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on July 29, 2021, 07:43:53 PM
I have asked Alan a couple of times to find room on the scoreboard  to include a tiny little icon to highlight when a player has achieved a maven but he will not accommodate me, perhaps if a lot of players make the same request, then we may be able to wear him down with the weight of numbers.

I missed agrarian, forgoing & raffia .... the only one that i was annoyed with was " forgoing " , would never have found the other 2 in a hundred years.

Could there be the possibility of a change in colour at the boundaries on the scoreboard? Also, something else occurs to me (just to add to Alan's burden) if you turn off rare words (great feature!) can a series of common word GOOD|BETTER|BEST|MAVEN|CHAMPION breakpoints be added?

Just throwing it out there...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on July 29, 2021, 08:23:57 PM
Poor Alan.
I love the games and am grateful for the amazing job he does (and has done). I'm happy to just go along with whatever Alan decides to do with this website....although I may have commented on a common/rare word issue  ???
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on July 30, 2021, 10:13:48 AM
Congratulations to the maven scorers - mighty!

I missed griffon too (would never have thought of that) but also ingrain, which my phone tried to change to I train, and - ahem - again! 😳

Hope today’s is a shorter one.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 30, 2021, 02:01:46 PM
What a nasty combination of letters we had to deal with yesterday.
None the less, there were still some outstanding efforts.
mkenuk bounced back into form with a brilliant rosette while Valerie & rogue mother picked up mavens on their way to topping the open scoreboard.
auntiemo, Maudland & Roddles were all also able to achieve a maven. ( Wouldn't it be nice if those mavens were rewarded with a little icon on the scoreboard ! )
But the play of the day for me was produced by ozzyjack who managed to get one over me on the scoreboard although i notice that he was still unable to beat ozzyjune.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on July 30, 2021, 02:30:53 PM
Papyri and palmy......
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on July 30, 2021, 03:42:45 PM
Papyri (hats off to anyone who got that) and airplay.  Seeing as these were the two lowest scoring common words l don't feel too bad!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 30, 2021, 03:57:21 PM
A bad day at the office for me.
I missed allay & apiary ( both of which i should have found ) also missed palmy, papyri & primly.

Just exemplifies what a great effort it was by Mike to get a rosette in such a difficult game.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on July 30, 2021, 04:01:08 PM
I got it by a fluke - I had a feeling that there might be an adjective papyral (there isn't!) but I was checking the entry for papyrus in COD when I happened to see papyri.

Certainly not common, but as with so many oddities that crop up in 7-by-many games, it's probably never appeared before and consequently has never been queried.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on July 30, 2021, 07:57:42 PM
Quote
A bad day at the office for me.
I missed allay & apiary ( both of which i should have found ) also missed palmy, papyri & primly.

I had allay, apiary, palmy, and primly but was still one behind you Les.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 31, 2021, 08:54:59 AM
It's a weird & wonderful game. Stan.
You did finish one in front of me on the " no rares " scoreboard.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on July 31, 2021, 10:59:20 AM
Y is my nemesis letter. Always a struggle. Airplay was my downfall. I tried so many ‘ily’ words trying to find that last elusive one that my score, by chance, wasn’t too shabby - but my % took a hit.
What are the letters that make your heart sink?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on July 31, 2021, 11:00:50 AM
Mike, you should get double brownie points for that rosette!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 31, 2021, 12:29:49 PM
I only found airplay because i remembered missing it in previous games so you are on notice Maud, i'll be watching to make sure that you play it next time it appears. :police:
I am usually happy to see an " e " appear in any game but not in an " ily " game as it can become very tricky, particularly if you are worried about your hit rate.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on July 31, 2021, 01:31:04 PM

What are the letters that make your heart sink?

It's a bit like Scrabble - you need a nice balance between vowels and consonants.

I always wince a little when there is either an 're-' or an '-ly' in the game because I know that so many 'good' words, that should be playable, are going to get 'sorry, not known' !!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on July 31, 2021, 02:56:28 PM
I missed a rosette by one word yesterday. I got that collapsed soufflé feeling when I found out why...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on July 31, 2021, 04:54:39 PM
Jan, i share your sinking feeling as i did actually have a vague thought of souffle but with no idea of how to spell it, so after a couple of very poor attempts the light in the oven quickly went off.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on August 01, 2021, 09:21:51 AM
I selflessly thought I’d leave the rosettes to others.
(Although, tbh, it had popped into my head, and I thought I’d played it. Bah. One of those days.)

I consider myself duly cautioned, Officer Les!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 01, 2021, 02:01:33 PM
Trying to remember all of those potential add ons ; es, ies, ise, ness, less, est, iest, ent, ment, ism, ist etc...
No wonder that my head was spinning after that game.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 02, 2021, 09:36:49 AM


Thanks for the compliment, Les.
Actually the game that gave me most satisfaction this week was 'populism'. I actually managed to finish third on the scoreboard - my highest ever placing in a 7-by- many.
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Not after yesterday's game.
Mike, i reckon that it is only a matter of time before you will manage to top that scoreboard.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on August 02, 2021, 10:00:50 AM
Extremely unlikely, Les.

That was a weird game - although there were only four rosettes (I believe an all-time low), I doubt if there was a single word on the 'common' list that anyone would have needed to look up the meaning of.

Success on the 7-by-many game seems to lie in being able to work your way round all the possible suffixes (and, to a lesser extent. prefixes) that the letters throw up.

I can do this - teaching the English language and the way it functions have been my life's work - but it does take time.

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Alan W on August 02, 2021, 05:30:54 PM
I have asked Alan a couple of times to find room on the scoreboard  to include a tiny little icon to highlight when a player has achieved a maven but he will not accommodate me, perhaps if a lot of players make the same request, then we may be able to wear him down with the weight of numbers.

As I think I've said before, if there was going to be an icon for Maven, there would have to be icons for the other five levels. When Les first suggested this I did look at something like ridethetalk's idea but I didn't like the look of it. Here are some possible symbols that could appear alongside a player's name:

(https://theforum.lexigame.com/progicon1.png) Good
(https://theforum.lexigame.com/progicon2c.png) Better
(https://theforum.lexigame.com/progicon3b.png) Best
(https://theforum.lexigame.com/progicon4c.png) Maven
(https://theforum.lexigame.com/progicon5c.png) Cham

I'll try to mock something up to see how they would look on an actual scoreboard.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 02, 2021, 07:54:58 PM
As I think I've said before, if there was going to be an icon for Maven, there would have to be icons for the other five levels. When Les first suggested this I did look at something like ridethetalk's idea but I didn't like the look of it. Here are some possible symbols that could appear alongside a player's name:

(https://theforum.lexigame.com/progicon1.png) Good
(https://theforum.lexigame.com/progicon2c.png) Better
(https://theforum.lexigame.com/progicon3b.png) Best
(https://theforum.lexigame.com/progicon4c.png) Maven
(https://theforum.lexigame.com/progicon5c.png) Cham

I'll try to mock something up to see how they would look on an actual scoreboard.

Maybe something as simple as changing the colour of people's names on the scoreboard as they pass through the various levels...

You don't have to go making a lot of hard work for yourself Alan!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Roddles on August 03, 2021, 07:20:02 AM
I personally think that it would change the tenor of the game by overstressing the competitive side of it. There seem to be many different approaches to how people are enjoying the game, and many of them are not based on how many total words are found.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Morbius on August 03, 2021, 08:24:28 AM
I think Roddles makes a good point.  As an alternative (and I've suggested this before) perhaps the player stats could include the number of times players have reached each scoring milestone.  That way, those who strive for maximum word numbers can keep track of their performance, and those who don't can just ignore it.

And while we're considering scoring issues, I've never really liked the names of some of the scoring milestones.  For example, 'best' is only the third best level.  So it's not really 'best'.  Maven and Cham (presumably an abbreviation of champion) could perhaps be better described as Expert and Genius.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Alan W on August 03, 2021, 09:09:56 AM
https://www.chi.lexigame.com/answers.html#maven
https://www.chi.lexigame.com/answers.html#cham
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Morbius on August 03, 2021, 09:18:09 AM
Thanks Alan.  I still like Expert and Genius better!  :)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 03, 2021, 10:08:52 AM
Alan, you are an absolute champion, thank you so much for taking the time & effort to experiment with some changes to the scoreboard.
I am sure that whatever you come up with will be quite brilliant & if your final decision is to make no changes at all then that will be just as well received.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 03, 2021, 10:51:53 AM
Alan, you are an absolute champion, thank you so much for taking the time & effort to experiment with some changes to the scoreboard.
I am sure that whatever you come up with will be quite brilliant & if your final decision is to make no changes at all then that will be just as well received.

Hear, hear! Sometimes the best change is no change but I am sure whatever you decide will be done with due consideration of all the pros and cons. Your provision of Lexigame free of charge has brought great joy (and needed distraction) to hundreds of people the world over. For that, I personally thank you, especially during these pandemic times...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on August 03, 2021, 11:24:06 AM
In 'Much Ado About Nothing', Benedick asks Don Pedro for a task, anything at all, that will get him away from Beatrice

'Will your grace command me any service to the world’s end?
 I will go on the slightest errand now to the Antipodes that you can devise to send me on.
I will fetch you a toothpicker now from the furthest inch of Asia, bring you
the length of Prester John’s foot, fetch you a hair off the great Cham’s beard, do you any embassage to the Pygmies, rather than hold three words' conference with this harpy.
You have no employment for me?

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 03, 2021, 02:54:11 PM
Just 10 rosettes in yesterday's game, with mkenuk & Maudland making that elite list.
rogue mother (as she often does ) topped the open scoreboard, collecting a maven along the way as did Maudland & Les303.
But i think that the play of the day should go to Maudland with both a maven & a rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on August 03, 2021, 04:36:20 PM
Yes, Rogue Mother's vocabulary is quite amazing; I can usually keep pace with her on 'common words only', but not on 'all words'.

Of my other two 'benchmarks', Morbius doesn't play the 7-by-many and Old Paul doesn't often contribute to the forum.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on August 04, 2021, 12:58:56 AM
Rogue Mother is awesome!

Thank you, Les, I tried really hard yesterday - determined to find those last few words for a rosette! 😅
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 04, 2021, 09:24:38 AM
I am sure that i could guess one of the first words that you have found in the current game.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 04, 2021, 02:02:17 PM
A big score by mkenuk on the "rare " scoreboard, not quite good enough to match rogue mother but at least he was on the same page which is more than the rest of us can say.
Just 2 rosettes found with Valerie leading the way, closely followed by Maudland who finds herself on a hat - trick again.
Maud, did you in fact find airplay very early on?
My play of the day goes to rogue mother who topped the rare scoreboard, collecting a maven in the process, a feat achieved by just 4 other players.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 04, 2021, 02:42:22 PM
Just 3 short of a rosette for me with appal, circa and cyclically being the missing words for me.

Interesting that I had appall (rare) yet the definition for appal states that that is the less common spelling! Go figure!
Interesting also that I had cyclical yet missed cyclically! That is simply lack of attention to detail...  :-P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 04, 2021, 04:11:50 PM
G'day John, i have to say that i have never seen appal spelt with 2 " l's " which is why i did not play appall at all.
Interesting to see as i type this that appal receives the dreaded red squiggly line but then so did spent ... i thought these bloody computers were supposed to be infallible!
Nothing more annoying than finding a difficult word like cyclical then failing to add the obvious suffix.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on August 04, 2021, 04:18:40 PM
I missed out on papaya. I was sure that I had entered it but I must have mistyped it or something.  I'll double-check in future!

Anyway, hands up who tried "crappily" before they found "capillary". I know I did!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 04, 2021, 04:39:12 PM
G'day Jan, it was the first word that i tried, thinking great, i've found the big word straight off the bat but then it was just " oh, crap ".

My hit rate goes out the window when i am playing this game, i often have to attempt the same word several times before getting it right due to misspelling mistyping or a combination of both.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 04, 2021, 04:48:31 PM
I wonder if Morbius would mind sharing with us just why it is that he chooses not to play this very addictive 7 by many game.

I did ask Jacki the same question & she explained that for her it was simply a case of time management & had absolutely nothing to do with concerns of not being able to keep up with her sister in law.

TRex, i do hope that your surgery went well & you were able to get back to work without any issues.
Might be a good time to re - register & play under your popular & very well respected, regular player name.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Morbius on August 04, 2021, 06:20:30 PM
The answer is simple, Les - I'm not very good at it!  I gave it a try a couple of times when it first started and did poorly in comparison to the other games.  In any case, three puzzles a day are enough to keep me amused.  I might try it again at some time in the future.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Jacki on August 04, 2021, 06:42:28 PM
Actually I like the 7 by many. Now that I’m getting better at the games I might revisit it. You’re right about my sister-in-law being amazing. She really is so smart. And she gets rosettes like Rhino - extremely quickly!

When I’ve achieved the triple rosette in a day (not as often as I’d like but certainly more often than before) I’m finding myself lying in bed with words and letters just spinning round my head anyway so I might as well torture myself with a new game!

I’ll look at it again soon. In the meantime I like to read your words you miss out on and found, it’s exactly what I do too - the trials and tribulations of a Chi player.
On the appall one, I find I often miss install/instal.
And I realised a while ago that pressing on the meaning quite often just led you up a garden path!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 04, 2021, 07:05:32 PM
I missed out on papaya. I was sure that I had entered it but I must have mistyped it or something.  I'll double-check in future!

Anyway, hands up who tried "crappily" before they found "capillary". I know I did!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzp6sAGz6NE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzp6sAGz6NE)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on August 05, 2021, 12:32:02 AM
🙋‍♀️ Me too!

And yes, I played airplay very early on, Officer Les. I tried it at least once more as well, to be on the safe side!

I’m sure that and a few others were easier to spot as they’d recently been in a game. Will I remember it in a month though? 🤔

I sat with one to find for ages. It was hours later, twirling the letters in my head while having a fag, that the last common one came to me - alpaca! I wish there was some way of knowing the order people found words in - even just the first and last - as well as the number of counts. But I think that might be a technological difficulty ..
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Alan W on August 05, 2021, 01:08:11 PM
Returning to the issue of identifying mavens, etc, on the scoreboard, another option would be to display the information when the mouse pointer hovers over a player's name.

(https://theforum.lexigame.com/scoreboard.png)

This would avoid ostentatiously displaying people's achievements, while still making the information available to anyone who's interested. This is easy to do for players using a computer, but would have to be adapted somehow for those using a touch screen device. This might not be a problem if Les is the only one who wants this feature, assuming he always plays Chi on a computer!

Regarding Morbius's suggestion of expanding the coverage of the player statistics, I see this as a separate issue. I wasn't keen when it was first suggested, because it seemed as though it would be quite complicated to implement, but I'll give it some further consideration.

As for the names of the levels, originally there were only three, and "Best" really was the best. Introducing two higher levels was part of the very first major upgrade to Chi (https://chi.lexigame.com/news/newsarchive.html#newlevs), in 2005! Do we really want to throw away a venerable tradition dating back nearly 16 years (since before the birth of some recent Olympic medalists)?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 05, 2021, 04:56:29 PM
Yes Alan, i do only play on the computer ( my vision these days is too poor to play on anything smaller ) so that solution would work for me but i have to say that i did prefer your earlier option with icons for each level that everyone can see at a glance.
To avoid cluttering on the scoreboard, my thought was that rather than accumulating multiple icons, as each new level is achieved then the previous icon disappears & is replaced with the higher level icon.
For example ; you reach a good score, you get an icon.
If you find the seed word you also get a star icon.
If you then achieve a better score, the good score icon is replaced with the better score icon etc...
If you then go on to achieve a rosette then the seed word icon & the best score icons disappear & only the rose is displayed as we all know that to achieve that rose you had to have passed all previous levels & found the common big word.
The only exception to this would be the maven which can of course be reached without finding all the common words, including the seed word.
I hope this idea makes some sense to you as it is not easy to put it in an email.
And given that multiple achievements are already highlighted on the scoreboard, i do not consider it at all ostentatious to ask for mavens to be included.

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 05, 2021, 05:04:14 PM
I also think that Morbius's suggestion to expand the stats is a great idea & have every confidence that you can overcome the technicalities.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 05, 2021, 05:13:27 PM
I do disagree with any change to the unique " maven " &  " cham " titles, keep the tradition alive, we probably even have some chi players out there who are under 16 years old.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 05, 2021, 06:49:38 PM
 Quote from Jackie ; " I’m finding myself lying in bed with words and letters just spinning round my head anyway so I might as well torture myself with a new game! "

Obviously a divinyl's fan ... It's a fine line between pleasure & pain.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 05, 2021, 07:09:33 PM
Maud, you can look at the "  list by plays " which gives you a pretty a fair indication of which words were played early or which words were the hardest to find.
Bad luck on just missing out on that hat - trick.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 05, 2021, 07:38:21 PM
 The play of the day has to go to Valerie finishing with just one more star than menuke.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Valerie on August 05, 2021, 07:48:53 PM
Yeah, but The Mighty Mike achieved far more common words than me.  Which he always does.  I'm very happy plodding along behind him.

I have to admit that I find the 7-by-many game quite a challenge.  I really can't get my head around the fact that you can use the letters as many times as you wish.  I am so ingrained into using them just once which is what I've been doing with Chi and and other Target games for nearly five decades now.  My partner, on the other hand (with whom I play), manages it quite well.  He even uses the letters multiple times in all the other games and can't understand why his word isn't accepted!  Sigh...!  But we get there in the end. 
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on August 05, 2021, 09:27:28 PM
Before the 7-by-many came along l used  occasionally to play the other games as an "anon" with moderate levels of success. I somehow just found the "new" game more appealing and got absorbed in it. Even now, whenever I do play the other games, my results are nowhere near as good as in the 7-by-many. I think I have only ever got a rosette once!

"Horses for courses " like they say...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 06, 2021, 10:30:47 AM
The play of the day has to go to Valerie finishing with just one more star than menuke.

Sorry Gareth, i just realised that i overlooked your brilliant rosette.

A big tip for anyone still playing the current game & that is to have a close look at the solution from the previous game.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 06, 2021, 02:02:26 PM
Definitely a bit of a deja vu feeling with that game.
I see that a lot of us came up just a couple of words short.
The one that i missed was paratroops.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on August 06, 2021, 03:01:21 PM
I missed paratroops too, although I tried paratroop and it was rejected. Although I can accept that paratroop is not really a word that can be used in the singular, it seems to me that paratroops is genuinely a plural noun rather than a collective noun, and therefore should not be allowed.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on August 06, 2021, 03:41:26 PM
I think you must have mistyped "paratroop" Rose because I entered it and it was accepted as "rare". It didn't even occur to me to enter "paratroops" as I saw this as a simple regular plural.  I think anyone who missed this word only should award themselves an honorary rosette (sadly this doesn't apply to me as I missed out on "tartar" also!)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on August 06, 2021, 03:45:13 PM
I also missed one common word `paratroopS`. I would never have got it in a million years let alone 24 hours!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on August 06, 2021, 03:55:02 PM
Jancsika, I couldn't remember whether it was actually rejected or only rare (and you can't check by re-entering it once you've viewed the solution), but either way it wasn't accepted as common, so thank you for clarifying.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on August 06, 2021, 03:58:28 PM
I thought about this and now I think I understand why. Bear with me...

It's basically a "trouser/ trousers" situation.

"Paratroop" in the singular would indeed be rare ("paratrooper" being the usual expression). However "paratroops" (as in "send in the paratroops") would be far more common. The reason this does not apply to "troop / troops" is because "troop" is a common verb also.

Does this make sense?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on August 06, 2021, 06:35:26 PM
Yes it does make sense, but I still think it more likely that someone would say 'Send in the paratroopers'.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on August 06, 2021, 09:37:35 PM
I think the most likely today would be 'Send in the paras!', using the abbreviated form

COD doesn't have 'paratroop', however I'm sure it can be used as an adjective as in ' .....serving in a paratroop regiment'.

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on August 07, 2021, 08:27:58 AM
Paratroops cost me a rosette too. Still, I got taproot this time round!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on August 07, 2021, 08:33:24 AM
Maud, you can look at the "  list by plays " which gives you a pretty a fair indication of which words were played early or which words were the hardest to find.
Bad luck on just missing out on that hat - trick.

I do look at that sometimes, and have the ‘counts’ button ticked. (Although when I first looked at “list by plays” I thought the list was in the order I played them - and for a moment my mind boggled at the idea I’d played them in the exact order of frequency. Then I realised …)

But I’d really like to see which words people see first and which are the last common words people find. I think there’s a great piece of research there in how people see patterns of letters. Of course, people who use their own quirky rules, like RTT, would buck the trend!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 07, 2021, 11:18:58 AM
Paratroops cost me a rosette too. Still, I got taproot this time round!

I found it most unusual that this game featured 5 of the same letters that were used in the previous PORTRAYAL game which is why i was, every so subtly, trying to suggest that by viewing the solution of the previous game you would find several words (including taproot ) that were again available to be played in the POSTWAR game.

Maud, what does RTT stand for?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 07, 2021, 12:24:35 PM
Maud, what does RTT stand for?

I'll answer that Les - it's me RideTheTalk  ;D ;D ;D

...and the reference is to my penchant for trying to get a single [common] word for each letter in the puzzle before going hell for leather...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 07, 2021, 02:12:54 PM
Of course, thanks for that, John.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on August 07, 2021, 02:16:42 PM
Noooooo......I missed leveled....AGAIN!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 07, 2021, 02:28:06 PM
Fool me once ...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 07, 2021, 03:13:23 PM
I've just been having a look at the results from yesterday's game & it appears that there must be some sort of serious technical error as it shows ozzyjack not only collecting a maven but also going on to nudge past rogue mother on the scoreboard.

Seriously though, that was an outstanding effort Jack, on a par with Mike's brilliant rosette.
Honourable mentions must also go to John, Valerie, Les & Maud who all managed to achieve a maven.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on August 08, 2021, 01:11:09 AM


...and the reference is to my penchant for trying to get a single [common] word for each letter in the puzzle before going hell for leather...

I do that too! Not always (indeed it's sometimes impossible), but there is something immensely satisfying about having one word starting with each letter in the answers grid. ..
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Jacki on August 08, 2021, 02:00:29 PM
I also try for food, plants, colours and numbers. Eleven was the last word I got the other day. But I agree, if there’s no words beginning with a particular letter it’s somewhere to focus on.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 08, 2021, 02:19:03 PM
Oh, what a horrible set of letters today - I think my "penchant" is going to take a bit of a beating...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 08, 2021, 03:25:02 PM
Once again there were several outstanding performances in yesterday's game with rogue mother, Jancsika, Maudland & Roddles all achieving rosettes.
dragonman also stood out as the only club member to manage a maven.
Most of us seemed to come up just a few words short of the ever elusive rosette.
I missed aurora & nougat ( actually thought of nougat but had no idea how to spell it).
As John points out, i think that most of us will struggle to do so well in today's game.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on August 08, 2021, 06:46:10 PM
Mike got a rosette too, wearing his Dentarthurdent hat.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 08, 2021, 09:34:27 PM
I missed aurora & nougat ( actually thought of nougat but had no idea how to spell it).

I missed AUGUR and ROTGUT
I also tried AUROR but I don't think that Harry Potter reference has made it into the OED yet...  :-P :-P :-P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 09, 2021, 02:44:44 PM
Oh, what a horrible set of letters today - I think my "penchant" is going to take a bit of a beating...

While John, myself & quite a few others struggled with that combination of letters, no such problem for Jan, Gareth,Maud & Rod who all collected brilliant rosettes.
However it was the score of ozzyjack that jumped off the page for me.
Jack, when you posted a high score a few days ago, i thought that it was just some kind of fluke but you have proven me wrong with another impressive total on the open scoreboard so ; I dips me lid to ya mate.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 09, 2021, 02:50:45 PM
Mike got a rosette too, wearing his Dentarthurdent hat.

Thanks Rose, but i am already finding it hard enough to keep track of everyone as it is.
Mike, i am intrigued now, would you care to share why you have 2 registrations & why Dentarthurdent ?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on August 09, 2021, 03:01:51 PM
In fact I only have one registered player name - mkenuk.
A few years ago, when I started playing Chi on a smartphone, I decided to use a different name, in case I did something daft and screwed up my regular name.
For a while I was 'klaatu' from 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' and later became 'dentarthurdent' the main character in 'Hitchhiker' which, I am sure everyone knows, is my favourite novel.
If I play at home on my computer I am 'mkenuk', with dentarthurdent taking over when I am not at home and have no 'real' internet access.

Arthur and his companions have landed on a strange planet; Arthur is approached by an old man. Their conversation goes something like this:
Slartibartfast: -Your friends are safe. You must come with me.
Arthur Dent - Who are you?
Slartibartfast: - My name's not important. You must come with me, you don't want to be late.
Arthur Dent: - Late for what?
Slartibartfast: - Well, like, um, what's your name?
Arthur Dent: - Dent. Arthur Dent.
Slartibartfast: - Well, late as in the *late* Dentarthurdent. It's a kind of threat.
Arthur Dent: = How can I come with you if I don't even know who you are?
Slartibartfast: - Well, um, my name is, um, it's
Slartibartfast:  -Slartibartfast.
Arthur Dent: -  What?
Slartibartfast: -I said it wasn't important.


Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on August 09, 2021, 03:16:18 PM
Jack, when you posted a high score a few days ago, i thought that it was just some kind of fluke but you have proven me wrong with another impressive total on the open scoreboard so ; I dips me lid to ya mate.

I am glad you didn't publish my hit rate on either puzzle.  I had a bit more time during the lockdown and entered any likely combination of letters.  I wouldn't expect a repeat until the next lockdown. :D

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 09, 2021, 05:18:53 PM
While John, myself & quite a few others struggled with that combination of letters, no such problem for Jan, Gareth,Maud & Rod who all collected brilliant rosettes.
However it was the score of ozzyjack that jumped off the page for me.
Jack, when you posted a high score a few days ago, i thought that it was just some kind of fluke but you have proven me wrong with another impressive total on the open scoreboard so ; I dips me lid to ya mate.

Yes, well done, Jack.

While I thought that set of letters difficult, I did manage to get all but 4 of the commons - those being ALLAY, DRYLY (I had drily), LAIRD (which I should have got as I originally hail from Glasgow!) and TIDILY (I had tidally and tiddly).

As for my "penchant", I eventually had words for all letters other than "Y" which didn't have any words common or otherwise available for play.

I'm still waiting on my first rosette in the 7-by-many...

BTW. Did anyone else play RAILYARD??? I was very surprised when this came up as unknown...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on August 09, 2021, 05:38:16 PM
I tried railyard.  I thought it was one of my more sensible “chances”
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on August 09, 2021, 06:48:00 PM
I played RAILYARD too.
You are not alone.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on August 10, 2021, 09:45:12 AM
I didn’t even see railyard - just as well …

Stonking score today, too, Jack - well played!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 10, 2021, 12:22:45 PM
I can tell you that from my experience in the industry the terms rail yard or railway yard were rarely used.
Any large marshalling or shunting depot was usually refereed to by their location such as Normanby Yard or Mayne Yard etc...
The term might be more commonly used by those not directly involved within the industry.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 10, 2021, 02:01:24 PM
Congratulations to Mike & Gareth on their rosettes.
Jack's newfound enthusiasm for the game, continues to be an inspiration.
I find it fascinating how much or how little time different players will spend on different games.
Of course we all have varying interruptions & distractions but for me, generally speaking, i know after about 20 minutes if i am any chance of gaining my set goals so this is when i look to my benchmark players for a bit of a guide.
Of course if i feel that a rosette or a maven are in sight then i may persist for hours.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 10, 2021, 02:23:51 PM
I find it fascinating how much or how little time different players will spend on different games.
Of course we all have varying interruptions & distractions but for me, generally speaking, i know after about 20 minutes if i am any chance of gaining my set goals so this is when i look to my benchmark players for a bit of a guide.
Of course if i feel that a rosette or a maven are in sight then i may persist for hours.

I find I have one or another game open all day - dipping in and out. It's quite surprising how doing so can uncover words previously unseen...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on August 10, 2021, 02:24:09 PM
I find it fascinating how much or how little time different players will spend on different games.

The answer for me is generally more than I can afford.  Mostly I don't miss miss out because I don't know a word but because I don't see the obvious ones I do know.  For example today, I missed armada, rearmed and roomed. The first word I got was majordomo

If I spend enough time I can mostly get a respectable score, particularly, if I leave it and come back several times.  But I am slow compared to June.  On those occasions when I can get the same score as she does it takes me 2-3 times as long.  Mostly, I just give up.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 10, 2021, 02:59:13 PM
Les, you're on fire!!! 2:58pm AEST 61 and going strong...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 10, 2021, 04:52:17 PM
Yet Mike has found 3 more common words than i have.
And that only drives me to persist a bit longer to find a couple more of those common words which often leads me to stumbling across a lot of rare words which boosts my overall total & gives me a chance of achieving my secondary target which of course is the maven.

I just love the game for what it is but i am also an ultra competitive person & really enjoy the underlying " little battles " ​that you encounter along the way.
These " battles " may only be in my own mind & can be with anyone from anon to vizal & as i go word for word constantly changing position with my " opponent " it only serves to ultimately improve my game & it is all the more enjoyable if you are having such a battle with a forumite that you know, regardless of who happens to finish on top in any particular game, there is always next time & just how gratifying is it to be able to just occasionally finish in front of the game's creator.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 11, 2021, 02:02:21 PM
So close for Mike... second on the closed scoreboard.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on August 11, 2021, 03:47:34 PM
Tough game yesterday, I was 7 off the mark.

Hard on us Brits too, with (to us) "common" words "snogging", "pooing", "dossing" and "ponging" all being marked as "rare"!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 11, 2021, 04:37:57 PM
Ah... so you are another bloody pom but are you an Australian pommy these days?
Either way, would love to know where you are located.
While i'm at it, i might as well invade your privacy even further & ask you to share your name & gender & anything else that you feel comfortable telling us about yourself.

I played all of the words that you mentioned, all common to me.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 11, 2021, 05:13:26 PM
Tough game yesterday, I was 7 off the mark.

Hard on us Brits too, with (to us) "common" words "snogging", "pooing", "dossing" and "ponging" all being marked as "rare"!

I missed DOGGO and SINGSONG...

Singsong I can almost allow (though I'd probably hyphenate it) but DOGGO being common - it's internet slang for goodness sake!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on August 11, 2021, 06:23:56 PM
Here's a "word game" for you Les. My username should be able to tell you my real name, my gender and where I live!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 11, 2021, 07:11:55 PM
jancsika, thank you so much for indulging me & playing along however your " word game " has me stumped so i am asking for anyone out there who has any clue, to please help me in deciphering
jancsika's user name.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on August 11, 2021, 07:46:09 PM
I'm guessing the name is Jan, so probably female.

Her local time is the same as AEST, so probably QLD, NSW, VIC or TAS.

Beyond that, I'm stumped too.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: whisky on August 11, 2021, 08:38:33 PM
OK, I will take a guess.

Jancsi is Hungarian for John / Johnnie.
'ka' is a either a diminutive form or perhaps a feminine form.

Anywhere close ??
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on August 11, 2021, 11:56:01 PM
I reckon it's Jan, who's a forensic scientist or crime scene officer in Kilmarnock ... ???
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Jacki on August 12, 2021, 09:10:18 AM
Blackrockrose you forgot the ACT - it would be exciting to have another player here!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 12, 2021, 01:26:17 PM
My gut tells me that he is a male ( possibly named John or Jack ) who migrated from England in the late fifties.
After a long & successful career working in the public service in Melbourne, he is now happily retired on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland where he & his wife tend to their small macadamia nut farm.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 12, 2021, 02:01:47 PM
Congratulations to all of those players who managed to score mavens and or collect rosettes in what i thought was a very difficult game.
John must get a special mention for picking up his first rosette & also Rose for being the quickest (of our little group) to her rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 12, 2021, 02:43:37 PM
Thanks Les - I was very pleased to lose my 7-by-many cherry (I hope that doesn't offend anyone - apologies if it does) - it's been a long time coming...

On a less serious note, I tried VIAGRA but it was “not known”   :-R
…and who else tried VIRII?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 12, 2021, 04:07:58 PM
" I was very pleased to lose my 7BM cherry "
" I tried viagra but it was " not known ".

Seems to be a bit of a theme there, John? >:D

As you can see, i've long given up on being too concerned about offending anyone although it is never my intention to do so.

Alan monitors all of the threads & will quickly step in to delete any outrageously inappropriate post & take any necessary action against the author but to my knowledge, he has never had to intervene other than to offer a reminder to a couple of protagonists to calm down & " play nice ".

I've never heard of virii.



Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 12, 2021, 04:15:47 PM
I wonder how long Jancsika will keep us in suspense before revealing all?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 12, 2021, 05:42:23 PM
Seems to be a bit of a theme there, John? >:D

As you can see, i've long given up on being too concerned about offending anyone although it is never my intention to do so.

Alan monitors all of the threads & will quickly step in to delete any outrageously inappropriate post & take any necessary action against the author but to my knowledge, he has never had to intervene other than to offer a reminder to a couple of protagonists to calm down & " play nice ".

I've never heard of virii.

I realised after posting that that some of you would take it the wrong way - the top of my list was you, Les...

A lot of people (me included) think the plural of virus may be virii and, of course, they're wrong!  :-P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 12, 2021, 06:08:57 PM
I have to say that i am in awe of the incredible performance of Gareth to top the closed scoreboard with an amazing rosette in the just completed & extremely difficult, 10 letter game.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on August 12, 2021, 07:13:03 PM
Sorry Les, been a bit busy, travelling and stuff.

Whisky was the closest; I'm a British man called John, living in Hungary.

As you already have a "John" in the forum, "Jan" will do just fine!

(I'm not sure where the time zone info comes from. It seems to be a default that you can't change)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 12, 2021, 08:07:51 PM
(I'm not sure where the time zone info comes from. It seems to be a default that you can't change)

Try here Jan https://theforum.lexigame.com/index.php?action=profile;area=theme (https://theforum.lexigame.com/index.php?action=profile;area=theme) and put in your time offset
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 13, 2021, 09:26:38 AM
G'day Jan, thanks for letting us all have a bit of fun with your player name.
It's no surprise that whisky came so close as he usually leads the way when it comes to solving puzzles.
How is the covid situation in Hungary?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 13, 2021, 03:39:05 PM
We know going into these 7 by many games that they are always going to be difficult & for me, that just adds to the appeal.
Yesterday's game was no different, thank goodness we have Mike to wave the rosette flag for the club.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 13, 2021, 05:08:30 PM
G'day Jacki, so sorry to hear that you are suddenly in lock down & with such rotten timing in regard to your son's milestone celebration... what were the odds of that happening!!!
Jacki, the 21st has not been cancelled, just deferred for a couple of weeks.
We had an outbreak at a large inner city suburban school a couple of weeks ago.
A 17 year old student was confirmed to have contracted the Delta variant.
I thought, well we are buggered now that the " kids " have got it, the spread will be like wildfire.
Authorities struggle to make a lot of " adults " comply with the necessary restrictions what hope is there of containing an outbreak among teenagers.
To my surprise, a short, sharp lock down has indeed contained the cluster & we are currently out of lock down with the only imposition being the ongoing requirement to wear masks.
I'm hoping that your lockdown will be just as brief & just as successful.
Now Jacki, with all of this extra time on your hands, i expect that you will be revisiting the 7 by many game very soon & if you are at a loss for something to do tomorrow you might like to watch Caulfield Race 8 & have a little something eachway on  " Red Can Man ".
That's R8 H6 , currently paying $8.00 the win & $2.45 the place.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Jacki on August 13, 2021, 09:12:32 PM
Well Les that’s exactly the sort of friend you are - and I count myself lucky to have you and I completely agree with a quick response from our leaders. My life doesn’t change much - cooking, shopping, family. I’m so aware of how fortunate I am.
It makes me think of a Carl Barron routine - an Australian comedian who cracks me up - basically he was saying how when he was growing up his nan used to love to go to the local club and play bingo and have a roast dinner at the bistro and he thought that was the worst existence you could have but now he’s older he thinks it sounds pretty good! He made it sound a lot funnier but you get the idea.
I’m all for the lockdown - I’m just sad for the kids and in this case my son. But you’re right it’s just postponed. Tell you what though they’ve had some real challenges these last few years - my daughters trying to do year 12 and my son uni and it hadn’t been easy.
Every generation has their challenges though.
I’ll make a note of your tip and maybe put some money in my TAB account for the first time since I beat you last year.
And if I can get these two final words that are bugging me in the challenge and ten letter games I’ll check out the 7.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 14, 2021, 02:02:38 PM
I have been commenting a bit lately about the unpalatable combination of letters resulting in some very difficult & low scoring recent games.
What a contrast it was in yesterday's game.
With so many combinations & such a high target for a rosette or a maven.
My biggest problem in these type of games is remembering which words i have or have not played, none the less there were plenty of high scores with several players scoring mavens & two posting rosettes.
Mike, i believe that is 4 rosettes on the trot, is that your best effort so far in 7BM?
And what a sensational return from Jacki, was that 4 rosettes for the day across all games?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Jacki on August 14, 2021, 02:10:20 PM
I think this was an easy 7 by many. I was thrown by the five letter minimum and the fact the main word is composed of more than the seven letters.
Wow how do you guys do this puzzle? Super hard. I think I’ll retire on that note.
I see your horse in Caulfield is becoming a favourite Les. Good luck!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on August 14, 2021, 04:20:56 PM
Yes, five successive 7-by-many rosettes is a personal best; couldn't make them all mavens however
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 14, 2021, 05:10:32 PM
I see that you have already matched your best by achieving yet another rosette in the current game & i'll be cheering for you to go one better in the next game.
Your a bloody hard task master when you expect every rosette to be coupled with a maven, just concentrate on extending your incredible run of rosettes.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on August 14, 2021, 05:19:17 PM
Indeed; my plan when I stopped playing the 'ordinary' games regularly was to concentrate on just one game, the 7-by-many, and aim for a rosette and a maven every day.
I'm getting close to the rosette most days, but sometimes the maven is just too remote.
21 short today; I can't see me getting anywhere close to that.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on August 14, 2021, 05:34:03 PM
I'm going to have to scratch up "redound" to the "muumuu" list (ie "common" words I'd never heard of until playing this game)!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 14, 2021, 05:43:03 PM

I think this was an easy 7 by many. I was thrown by the five letter minimum and the fact the main word is composed of more than the seven letters.
Wow how do you guys do this puzzle? Super hard. I think I’ll retire on that note.
I see your horse in Caulfield is becoming a favourite Les. Good luck!

I had a small win with Red Can Man running third but i had a big loss on learning of your retirement from any further participation in the 7 by many game, of course that does not prevent you from making the occasional post & encouraging doxydaisy to do the same.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 14, 2021, 05:58:11 PM

I think this was an easy 7 by many. I was thrown by the five letter minimum and the fact the main word is composed of more than the seven letters.
Wow how do you guys do this puzzle? Super hard. I think I’ll retire on that note.
I see your horse in Caulfield is becoming a favourite Les. Good luck!

I had a small win with Red Can Man running third but i had a big loss on learning of your retirement from any further participation in the 7 by many game, of course that does not prevent you from making the occasional post & encouraging doxydaisy to do the same.

Les, Jacki may simply have been going to bed! Don't give up on her too soon...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 14, 2021, 06:05:20 PM


I'm going to have to scratch up "redound" to the "muumuu" list (ie "common" words I'd never heard of until playing this game)!

 Sorry Hungarian John but i do have to disagree.
I failed to play redound & redounded as they are words that do not easily come to mind however when i saw them in the solution, they were immediately recognisable for me.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on August 14, 2021, 06:16:01 PM
I didn't claim that wasn't common, but rather stated that it was a common word that I didn't know. A reflection on my own ignorance, if you like...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 14, 2021, 06:54:03 PM
Hungarian John, ( i didn't feel comfortable calling you Jan, so i have nicknamed you H.J. ) there is no ignorance in not recognising a word which a lot of people would consider almost obsolete.
Redound is only familiar to me from many years of playing crosswords & various word games.
The entire concept of Alan's wonderful game is to increase ones vocabulary.
For a brief time, i tried making a list of common words that were not common to me but after a few days just threw it in the trash & now i purely rely on my memory, after all, how can you say that you know that word if you have to refer to a list or a dictionary to confirm it?

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Jacki on August 14, 2021, 08:04:14 PM
Oh Les, you do bring up such a deliciously salient point.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 15, 2021, 02:01:01 PM
Having achieved another rosette in yesterday's game, Mike has now matched his personal best of 5 in a row in 7BM.
Will he add to that tally today?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 15, 2021, 02:23:31 PM
YEAH !
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on August 15, 2021, 03:31:05 PM
Indeed - seven in a row
 :D.

I have to admit though, that today's is probably one of the easiest 7-by-manys I've seen.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 15, 2021, 04:37:46 PM
I have to admit though, that today's is probably one of the easiest 7-by-manys I've seen.

Thanks Mike ... that's a real boost to my confidence ... I'M STILL LOOKING FOR 5 WORDS, INCLUDING THE SEED WORD!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on August 15, 2021, 05:36:01 PM
The seed word is probably the most difficult to find.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 15, 2021, 05:49:47 PM
The seed word is probably the most difficult to find.

I found it as the first word once I'd searched for the single word with each starting letter (missing the Y though  :( )
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 15, 2021, 05:51:20 PM
2 words to go at present - trying for my second (not in a row) rosette...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on August 16, 2021, 01:42:42 AM
I found the seed word straightaway, for once! But had a few still to go (blinking y!). Then saw Mike’s post about it being one of the easier ones, and that encouraged me to look again. Thanks, Mike! And congratulations - such an impressive run of rosettes!

It’s worth persevering, folks!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 16, 2021, 02:26:59 PM
Mike, i'm losing track, will that be 8 in a row if find you find another rose in today's game? ( i have a total of 8 for the entire year! )
Jack, is that your first rosette in the 7BM?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on August 16, 2021, 04:17:01 PM
According to the statistics I got 9 in 2019, 7 in 2020 and 1 this year up to 31 July.  I thought I had one earlier this month but I might be thinking of the one before the end of July. I was surprised that I had got so many.  The last five I got in the one that closed today were imminent, eminent, effete, titty and entente.   I don't think I will petition Alan to make them rare just because I found them so hard to find. :D

I only got the last two because I asked June to tell me how many words started with each letter and, as I've said before, it becomes a lot easier to find a word when you are certain where one is hiding.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 16, 2021, 05:55:29 PM
Considering the limited number of 7BM games that you have played this year, i think that you have done very well to find that rosette in ( despite what Mike says ) what was a very tough game.
I missed femininity, eminent, fifteen & nineteen.
I found feminity early on which rather than being a big clue for the seed word just served to throw me right off track.
I thought of eminent but tried to spell it with 2 m's.
Even though i played fifty & ninety, i still missed fifteen & nineteen which was a bit disappointing.
I should have adhered to Jacki's advice which, if i recall correctly, was to think of plants, colours & NUMBERS.
Jack, i reckon that your quick return to notching a rosette has made Mike a little bit nervous as he currently sits one short of his eighth successive rosette although with plenty of time to go, i have no doubt that he will achieve that goal.
 So just to create some interest, perhaps a more realistic little bit of a harmless competition might be to see who is first to get their second rosette between you & RTT.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 16, 2021, 08:17:05 PM
I missed entente and, whilst I managed fifteen, I was missing nineteen so I missed my second rosette by two words.

I have heard of detente (which, strangely enough, earns a red squiggly line under it as I type it) but not of entente (which doesn't) so that rosette was always going to be beyond my reach...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on August 17, 2021, 10:38:47 AM
I’ve only heard of entente through entente cordiale but it’s one I’ve trained myself to look for. It’s often the double letters that I miss, even easy words. Took a while to spot my last word yesterday - tinny!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on August 17, 2021, 10:40:16 AM
And Mike’s done it again! 👏🏻🥇
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on August 17, 2021, 11:16:27 AM
Jack, So just to create some interest, perhaps a more realistic little bit of a harmless competition might be to see who is first to get their second rosette between you & RTT.

Les, interest who for?  If I am interested in competing, it is only against myself.  I have limited interest in how other people go.  It might be different if I could compete with the top elite but I don't think so and, anyway, it is never going to happen.  I already spend too much time on the computer, including on chi and the forum, and so I will just muddle along enjoying what I do without pressure.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 17, 2021, 12:59:35 PM
Quite selfishly, interesting for me but then you do know how easily amused i am.
Anyway, no worries Jack, each to their own.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 17, 2021, 02:03:53 PM
Well that was a friendlier bunch of letters but i still failed to find platelet, tappet & theta.

Mike's incredible run of rosettes continues.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 18, 2021, 02:03:49 PM
Just 8 rosettes & 12 mavens in this game.
No surprise thatmkenuk featured with a rosette & rogue mother with a maven (just).

Bad luck for Jancsika, just one short of a rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on August 18, 2021, 04:57:09 PM
I missed murmurous.. can't say I've heard of it. Only 34 out of 339 players got it. I just want to say well done to everyone playing these puzzles. They can be extremely hard at the best of times and it certainly gets your brain thinking outside the square.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on August 18, 2021, 05:03:12 PM
Oh and sorry Les I'm not in your 7 by many club but hope it's ok for me to post a comment here. By the way we had a little punt on your tip Red Can Man last weekend and won on the place so thank you  ;D Any other red hot tips you've got would be most helpful  ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on August 18, 2021, 05:49:41 PM
"Murmurous" was my downfall too. Good game though, with lots of quirks.

Did anyone else try (and fail) with "humeruses"? It turns out the accepted plural is "humeri". The sentence "I fell and broke both my humeri" I'd one I hope never to have to use!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on August 18, 2021, 05:51:46 PM
murmurous was the last word I played and it was a guess. Sounds as though it might have come from a nineteenth century nature poem.
rhesuses? Does this word really have a plural?
According to COD it only seems to be used as part of a phrase such as rhesus monkey. rhesus baby etc

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 18, 2021, 05:56:10 PM
Well you are now.
The only requirement to become an " official " member of the 7BMC is to make a post in this thread & of course everybody is invited to do so.
It gives me great pleasure to offer a warm welcome to the club to such an elite player & i look forward to your future insights & contributions.

As you say, this game really does force you to think outside of the square & it is that requirement for lateral thinking that i really enjoy.
I missed a stack of words in that game ( most of which i knew & should have found... bugger! ) but i would never have found murmurous.

doxydaisy, are you going to do a Hungarian John & make us guess your first name?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on August 18, 2021, 07:34:57 PM
Thank you for your lovely comments Les and no I will not make you guess my name. It is Ann. Nothing to do with my user name which is my nickname. All my family call me dox for short including my beautiful sis-in-law Jacki.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 19, 2021, 09:39:01 AM
She may " only " be your sister in law but you pair seem to have a hell of a lot in common.

Dox, i will try to post a tip each Friday afternoon for Saturdays races.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on August 19, 2021, 10:01:15 AM
Murmurous, rhesuses and sorer were my missing words! I’ll forgive 2/3. And yes, I did try humeruses  :-\
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on August 19, 2021, 10:02:35 AM
Jack! Stonking performance!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 19, 2021, 11:16:56 AM
Indeed & what about Gareth with the big double. ( rosette & maven)
And Mike, after a slow start, has managed to keep his amazing run going.
There are quite a few of us still looking for the last word or two so it will be interesting to see at the close of play, if we were all looking for the same words & also what were the last words found by those who did manage rosettes.

Maud, you must have been so sore about missing sorer.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 19, 2021, 02:02:25 PM
I missed topmost.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on August 19, 2021, 02:22:08 PM
My second last word to get was Momma.  I miss it every time because my mind won't accept it as a word.  By changing gender, the last word fell out.  Before that pompom, stoop and nonstop.

Madeleine, compliment returned.

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on August 19, 2021, 02:27:06 PM
I missed nonstop.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 19, 2021, 02:36:51 PM
POMPOM and STOAT here...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on August 19, 2021, 02:56:21 PM
"Poppa" for me. Shame, because I got "momma"....
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on August 19, 2021, 04:14:49 PM
Snap, Les. Topmost for me, too!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 19, 2021, 05:01:06 PM
Thank goodness for that, i was beginning to think that i was the only one who missed it.
Moyra, regardless if it were snap, go fish, 500, canasta, rummy poker, euchre or bridge, i have a feeling that you would be one hell of a card player.

By the way, congratulations to you, Dox, Mike & June for your early rosettes in the current game... don't worry about me ... bloody one short again!... but in good company with Valerie.

Mike, your run must be into double figures by now, would you mind giving us an accurate update?




Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 19, 2021, 05:10:39 PM
Dox, i'll give you an early each way tip for Mooney Valley on Saturday so that you can get on before they crunch the price.
So it's race 4 horse 6 Nudge Bar , currently paying $11.00 the win & $3.50 the place.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on August 19, 2021, 05:17:46 PM

Mike, your run must be into double figures by now, would you mind giving us an accurate update?

legs eleven.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 19, 2021, 05:24:28 PM
Bingo!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 19, 2021, 05:35:43 PM
Bingo!

...but there's no 'i' in the current set of letters!!!  ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on August 20, 2021, 05:12:55 AM
Thanks for the tip Les. I'll give it a crack. Hope it's a winner!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 20, 2021, 02:05:36 PM
No guarantees, Dox.

I missed bungee ... feel like jumping off a cliff!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 20, 2021, 02:07:44 PM
No guarantees, Dox.

I missed bungee ... feel like jumping off a cliff!

I missed BONBON and BOOBOO - what a mistake THAT was!!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on August 20, 2021, 02:45:49 PM
  I consider it a good day if I get within a bull's roar of you Les!

Les, did you notice I was ahead of you today? Something to do with starting before you!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on August 20, 2021, 03:03:30 PM
I missed RTT's 2 and Boron, Bourbon and unborn.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on August 20, 2021, 04:10:21 PM
Bungee was my only downfall too, Les.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on August 20, 2021, 04:14:24 PM
Burro for me. I feel like a right ass!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 20, 2021, 04:25:14 PM
Stan, i think that there is a large number of us who all play at a very similar level with each one quite capable of matching it with each other on their day.

Rose, i even tried to play bunge which was of course rejected, heaven knows why i failed to try it with an extra e.

HJ's post, gave me a laugh.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on August 20, 2021, 06:09:10 PM
re burro

Basil seems to have had the same problem with this word

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-oH-TELcLE
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 20, 2021, 06:57:30 PM
re burro

Basil seems to have had the same problem with this word

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-oH-TELcLE

I quite enjoyed that - we have the series on DVD. I think it must be time to dust it off considering we're at day 201 of lockdowns here in Victoria...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on August 20, 2021, 08:37:33 PM
BONGO for me. Must drum it into my head - look for words ending in O!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 21, 2021, 02:25:32 PM
A lot of outstanding efforts in yesterday game with the highlights being the very impressive "doubles" from ozzyjack, dragonman & doxydaisy.
And just how far can mkenuk extend his amazing run of continuous rosettes?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on August 21, 2021, 02:57:19 PM
Nudgebar started off well Les but came stone motherless last! Got any more red hot tips  ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 21, 2021, 02:57:36 PM
Tough seed word today - it doesn't seem to want to reveal itself to me. I hope it does before 2pm tomorrow!

I expect that once I get it, I'll wonder why I hadn't seen it earlier...

Well, I've now got it but I've got to admit I understand why I didn't see it earlier... :P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 21, 2021, 03:10:50 PM
Nudgebar started off well Les but came stone motherless last! Got any more red hot tips  ;D

Well they do say that you are only ever as good as your last bet.
The only other bet that i have going for today is Moonee Valley race 7, horse 7 PANCHO currently 7 to 1 so it probably helps if you think that 7 is a lucky number.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 21, 2021, 03:15:37 PM
Well done doxydaisy - an awesome effort!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on August 21, 2021, 03:59:00 PM
Thank you John. I agree with you.. the seed word was difficult to work out but we both got there. Only a few more words for you and I'm sure you will get there before 2pm tomorrow.

Thanks for the next tip Les but I've spent my money for today. Maybe next week! Hope you have a win if you bet on it.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 21, 2021, 04:37:47 PM
I would never tip a horse that i was not prepared to put my own money on.
Perhaps, just a little quicker gallop from yourself today & you could of topped that scoreboard. >:D
The seed word has me totally stumped at the moment.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on August 21, 2021, 05:17:59 PM
The top 2 players already had rosettes when I started playing the game Les but thanks for your confidence in me. Keep plugging away at it.. I'm sure you'll get it. If it helps any I add extra letters to the letters provided and shuffle them around. This prompts me to get more words and sometimes a word will shuffle into place.. hope this makes sense.

Go Mike! Well done!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on August 21, 2021, 05:19:34 PM
It [today's 'big word'] has a lot of people stumped;
no clues, but using the 'shuffle' facility repeatedly is what I do in that situation. It often works.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 21, 2021, 06:05:43 PM
Ann, i do understand what you & Mike are saying & i have tried the shuffling technique for a short time with limited results.
Obviously you do not just shuffle the 7 available letters so i throw in a few extras & usually just end up with a whole lot of gobbledygook?

By the way, PANCHO ( & i would normally phrase this in a different manner )  won race 7 by a big margin.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on August 21, 2021, 07:11:07 PM
I got the uncommon word at about word 8 but the common is elusive.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Jacki on August 21, 2021, 09:30:48 PM
That never occurred to me to do Dox, thanks, so far it’s only boggled my mind more, but I’m sure the main word will jump out at me soon enough with extra letters, doubled and tripled up!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 22, 2021, 02:06:04 PM
Well i'm not surprised that i never found that seed word as i had never heard of it.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Jacki on August 22, 2021, 02:11:51 PM
It feels like it should be a capital.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on August 22, 2021, 02:25:10 PM
I found another all letter word, langosta, a central American lobster which was "unknown" but doesn't seem as foreign or less common than glasnost!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 22, 2021, 02:50:15 PM
Stan, when it comes to finding all of those " big " words, you really do set the standard.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on August 22, 2021, 03:13:50 PM
Following on from Stan's post I've come across words through various puzzles like grevillea (flowering plant) and alsatian (breed of dog) which have shown 'not known' that I find baffling as I think both are known but not necessarily common. I'm not going to make work for Alan as I know he has enough on his plate.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on August 22, 2021, 04:57:02 PM
Quote
Stan, when it comes to finding all of those " big " words, you really do set the standard.

¡Spanish! There are so many Spanish words in US English.

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on August 22, 2021, 05:02:22 PM
Following on from Stan's post I've come across words through various puzzles like grevillea (flowering plant) and alsatian (breed of dog) which have shown 'not known' that I find baffling as I think both are known but not necessarily common. I'm not going to make work for Alan as I know he has enough on his plate.

I think Alsatian is written with a capital letter (from Alsace).
Common, certainly but it doesn't follow the 'no capitals' rule.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on August 22, 2021, 07:15:57 PM
Luckily, "perestroika " has too many letters to ever be a seed word!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Alan W on August 23, 2021, 11:40:37 AM
I'm not going to make work for Alan as I know he has enough on his plate.

Believe it or not, I like to be made aware of missing words, especially ones that I've heard of. It may result in additions to the word list that will increase people's enjoyment of the puzzle.

As Mike has pointed out, Alsatian is generally written with a capital A. But this is not always the case, so I'll have a look at it in due course.

Grevillea is also often written with a capital letter, perhaps because it is a genus name. But it is also used without capitalisation as the common names of various species. However these species are all native to Australia and nearby places, so may not be mentioned in some northern hemisphere dictionaries. I'll have a look at this one too.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 23, 2021, 02:12:26 PM
Well done to all of those players who found rosettes & mavens in yesterday's game.
The stand out for me was the high scoring double of doxydaisy.

I am kicking myself for failing to find so many " easy words " ; eleven ( again ), enrol, enroll & lovelorn.
I am blaming it on my local apothecary for failing to provide a suitable remedy for my Sunday hangover.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Jacki on August 23, 2021, 03:06:27 PM
Yes I didn’t pick up my draught from the apothecary - if so I might have seen lovelorn - also a word not seen so much today. I have to say the 7 by many is doing my head in, goodness you are all fantastic achieving rosettes so quickly. I noticed blackrockrose was one of these.
My nighttime sleep is being seriously impacted by this new game!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 23, 2021, 03:27:42 PM
ELONERON – term used by SpaceX enthusiasts to describe the fore and aft control surfaces on the Starship upper stage. As distinct from ailerons, these take their name from that of SpaceX founder Elon Musk.

As a diversion for those looking for something uplifting (pun intended), you could do worse than checking out various YouTube channels on the progress of SpaceX https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBNHHEoiSF8pcLgqLKVugOw (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBNHHEoiSF8pcLgqLKVugOw), https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6uKrU_WqJ1R2HMTY3LIx5Q (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6uKrU_WqJ1R2HMTY3LIx5Q) and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSUu1lih2RifWkKtDOJdsBA (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSUu1lih2RifWkKtDOJdsBA) are all worthy for anyone with an outside interest in what is happening with this fast evolving industry.

I still get shivers down my spine whenever I watch the synchronous landing of the outer boosters from SpaceX's first Falcon heavy launch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0FZIwabctw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0FZIwabctw)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 23, 2021, 03:34:43 PM
Yes I didn’t pick up my draught from the apothecary - if so I might have seen lovelorn - also a word not seen so much today. I have to say the 7 by many is doing my head in, goodness you are all fantastic achieving rosettes so quickly. I noticed blackrockrose was one of these.
My nighttime sleep is being seriously impacted by this new game!

I was one of the select group who missed LOVELORN, though I also missed REVELER (the single 'l' earns that red squiggly line; I did have reveller, however) - I wonder what kind of draught a lovelorn reveler may indulge in in order to bury the pain...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on August 23, 2021, 04:47:11 PM
If I were to look at the stats, I'm pretty sure the majority of my rosettes come at weekends, when I have more time - not to mention mental energy- on my hands. Case in point I was stuck with Last Word Syndrome for what seemed like ages, I had a little nap and when I got up the last word (levee) just popped into my head....
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 23, 2021, 08:36:43 PM
I had a little nap and when I got up the last word (levee) just popped into my head....

With a levee popping into your head, does this mean you have a dirty mind???  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 24, 2021, 03:48:39 PM
I have to say the 7 by many is doing my head in, goodness you are all fantastic achieving rosettes so quickly. I noticed blackrockrose was one of these.
My nighttime sleep is being seriously impacted by this new game!

When playing 7bm, i keep my sanity by lowering my expectations.
If i pass the best score, find the seed word & keep my missing words in single figures then i am satisfied.
The difficulty in finding a rosette or scoring a maven just makes it all the more pleasing when i do occasionally manage to do so.
In yesterday's game when i was beginning to think that the targets were impossible, i found the inspiration to persevere a little longer when i checked the scoreboard to see mkenuk, valerie & doxydaisy all with roses next to their name & rogue mother with a maven score.
So i do thank all of the elite players for setting such a very high standard which shows us mere mortals that it can be done & giving us some hope that maybe next time...
 
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Jacki on August 24, 2021, 06:18:35 PM
I think it’s a bridge too far for me. The words I missed were certainly not common to me. But lockdown is providing me the chance to play, albeit in a L (learner) mode.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Valerie on August 24, 2021, 06:51:52 PM
Believe me when I say that I find 7bm almost impossible to come to grips with.  The game took me many months, with lots of misses, to get even a minor handle on it.  It is with pure fluke that I now manage the score that I do.  Perhaps because I blast away and type random letters hoping that they make up a word.  No-one is more surprised than I am when they do!  But, to be honest, being of "advanced years", I'm willing to admit that perhaps there are many words roaming around my foggy brain that even I'm not aware of.  The words that I do miss are the easiest which is so damn irritating.  And I don't care one hoot if the word is common or rare.  They are still words.
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Post by: doxydaisy on August 24, 2021, 09:52:10 PM
Well put Valerie and I think the same way as you. A word is a word whether common or not. I played these 7 by many games in the your puzzles section for a while and it really did my head in (and still does) but I persevered until I got the hang of it and now thanks to Alan ;D I'm addicted to all of the puzzles.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 25, 2021, 10:01:28 AM
There is one thing that i know for sure & that is that we all love to play this wonderful game of chi but it does have its quirks.
Number one for me has always been the confusing plural rule, number 2, the industry specific words that are classed as common & number 3 the fact that there are 2 acceptable ways to spell the same word.
In general i agree with Val & Dox & really do not care how any word is classed unless of course the word in question costs me a rosette.

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 25, 2021, 11:51:44 AM
Can I lend a hearty "hear, hear" to the above three comments. (Of course, if the forum had the ability to add a 'like' to a comment, I wouldn't need to write this...)  ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 25, 2021, 02:04:50 PM
Once again. rosettes were very hard to attain, so congratulations to those who managed to do so. ( nice to see a couple of non - regulars  in there - marlin & pat )
Gareth must get a special mention as he also reached the maven score (just).
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 25, 2021, 02:38:04 PM
I was surprised by the number of people who fell one word short - I missed by two - as, once you got FLYLEAF, it follows that you would get FLYLEAVES.

Guess which two I missed...  ???
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on August 25, 2021, 02:45:33 PM
My 2 were eyeless and salsa (yet again!!)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 25, 2021, 02:59:55 PM
3 of the words that i missed were " bloody plurals " ... guess that i am just a slow learner.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 25, 2021, 03:15:25 PM
I obviously need to get more hardcover books...  :-P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on August 25, 2021, 03:50:16 PM
"Valveless" for me.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on August 26, 2021, 10:52:14 AM
“Valveless” for me, too. And “selves.” Why would I get elves and not think of that ? 🥴
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 26, 2021, 02:47:33 PM
The thing that stood out for me from yesterday's game was how just a few points separated such a large number of players.

mkenuk, dragonman & rogue mother showed just how it is done with brilliant rosettes & rogue mother collected yet another maven.

Is anyone willing to bet when Mike's incredible run of rosettes might come to an end or perhaps have a guess at what his final count will be.
My guess is 33. ( the same number of wins that the mighty WINX was able to string together.) ... no pressure, Mike.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on August 26, 2021, 04:49:24 PM
Yes well done to Mike. There seems to be no end to his winning streak. Sick of patting you on the back Mike.. haha no just kidding ;D well done! I have been missing the most stupid of words. Getting all the hard ones and missing the easy ones like leery in the last puzzle. Maybe trying too hard. I'll relax and have a wine while doing the current puzzle and see how I go. And again I say well done to everyone who plays these puzzles no matter what you score.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on August 26, 2021, 06:20:58 PM
I found the LINEARLY game quite difficult and didn't get the rare big word INLAYER.
RM continues to show an amazing vocabulary and I think Mike will top 50.


Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 26, 2021, 06:25:23 PM
Dox, i thought that you were a lady that liked a bit of a punt....not even a random guess?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on August 26, 2021, 07:08:18 PM
I wouldn't put money on my run lasting beyond today!!
One short and I've tried everything!!!
 
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on August 26, 2021, 07:40:27 PM
Oh come on Mike you can do it. Les I don't do the punting.. my better half does that so I have no clue. But getting back to Mike I'm thinking 45. I've drawn blank with 3 words to go and the wine certainly isn't helping!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on August 26, 2021, 08:20:03 PM
Don't despair Mike: it should be within your grasp!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 27, 2021, 09:47:29 AM
I wouldn't put money on my run lasting beyond today!!
One short and I've tried everything!!!

Never in doubt ... what's the total now?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on August 27, 2021, 09:57:17 AM
Obviously, as the game is still running, I can't reveal the 'missing' word.
Anyway, that is now eighteen in a row and a new 'personal best' - 21 '7bm' rosettes in a single month  - my previous best was 20 in June.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 27, 2021, 02:07:28 PM
Was it iambic ?

Well done jancsika !
I am in awe as to how you pair managed to find all of those difficult words.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on August 27, 2021, 02:24:31 PM
had to be this -

iambic is usually familiar to anyone who has studied Eng Lit.l
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on August 27, 2021, 03:20:36 PM
Thanks! I came within a whisker of achieving my personal target of 0 mistakes and 0 rare words. Only "callback" let me down!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on August 27, 2021, 03:22:33 PM
my difficult word was kickback  :D  Iambic was one of the first ones I got. Mamma was the last word I got. I'll have to get rid of that blind spot.

I got Balalaika very early but was disappointed that balalaiki was not accepted as a legitimate plural.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 27, 2021, 04:18:10 PM
I missed KICKBACK and BALALAIKA - I was disappointed I missed kickback but there was not a hope in hell I was going to get balalaika...

Congrats to those who scored rosettes - it was quite a tough one IMHO
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 27, 2021, 04:20:36 PM
I had no trouble in finding kickback  but would never have found iambic or balalaika ( my limited education certainly did not include the study of English literature.)
Mamma tends to come up pretty regularly so i am sure that it will not be the last word that you find when it next appears.
I was pretty pleased with myself when i found abaci but disappointed when it came up as are. ( i am sure that abacus would be common )
Geez HJ, you set yourself a very tough target.
I just keep it simple & try to find as many words as i can.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Valerie on August 27, 2021, 04:31:07 PM
My downfall was also kickback.  Extremely irritating.  Especially since I once worked in real estate! 
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on August 27, 2021, 04:39:03 PM
I don't know enough obscure words to get into maven territory and beyond, so I've decided to concentrate on my "short game" ! :D


Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 27, 2021, 04:51:53 PM
My downfall was also kickback.  Extremely irritating.  Especially since I once worked in real estate!

Kickbacks in the real estate industry... surely not! :P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 27, 2021, 04:56:37 PM
I don't know enough obscure words to get into maven territory and beyond, so I've decided to concentrate on my short game "! :D

Sounds like a good strategy, especially as you have such a good "short game".
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 27, 2021, 05:04:29 PM
If anybody is interested, i like LUNAKORN for an each way bet tomorrow at Caulfield.
Race 3, horse 3 currently paying $9 the win & $2.30 the place.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Jacki on August 27, 2021, 07:25:09 PM
My husband and I are in real estate and we have never, ever been part of a kickback. Actually it’s against the law  including gifts or even hampers unless fully disclosed to vendors. We give people a spotters fee or hamper or gift card if they refer someone to us and they sell their house with us, but this is a spontaneous arrangement - a nice surprise would probably describe it best - and if we refer people to solicitors or building report companies etc, we give a list of at least five and we receive nothing in return. I guess kickbacks might be more applicable to shady operators and they are in all walks of life including unfortunately our elected representatives in government.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on August 27, 2021, 09:57:53 PM
IAMBIC cost me a rosette.
Maybe next time.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on August 27, 2021, 10:54:00 PM
I missed iambic and balalaika. Would never have got balalaika in a million years. Les will have a bet on your Lunakorn.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on August 28, 2021, 03:31:48 AM
When our teachers told us that learning about "acids and alkalis" and "iambic pentameter" would benefit us in later life they were right - just not necessarily in the way they meant!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on August 28, 2021, 05:25:44 AM
I missed alkali! 😳 Although I was SO pleased at finding balalaika, it almost felt like a rosette.
Well done, everyone! It was a tough one. And special awards to the rosette winners 👏🏻👏🏻
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 28, 2021, 01:32:56 PM
Sorry Dox, but LUNAKORN has let me down.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on August 28, 2021, 01:38:22 PM
Yes it did Les! Never mind.. next time. You can't win every time. We only put $10 on it.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 28, 2021, 02:05:16 PM
Lots of great results in this game & i congratulate all of those players who did so well.
The highlight was no doubt the impressive double of ozzyjack but the most pleasing for me was to see both Yelnats & ozzyjune break their recent rosette droughts. (there may yet be some hope for me )

Mike reaches number 19.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on August 28, 2021, 03:15:14 PM
I don't know what happened but it looked like my previous posts didn't appear so I did it again and then it appeared 3 times! I'll wait a bit next time.

Go Mike .. no pressure!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 29, 2021, 02:04:55 PM
It's great to see so many players doing so well in these very difficult games.
In fact the standout from yesterday's scoreboards was the very small number of us that actually failed to gain a rosette or a maven.
I missed allay & papacy. ( both words that i would normally find ? )

Mike cruises along to his 20th consecutive rosette... anymore guesses on his final total ... so far we have Les guessing 33, Ann 45 & Gareth 50.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on August 29, 2021, 02:26:39 PM
I had a case of couldn't C. Clinically, Cynic, Cynical, and Cynically.

Examining it clinically, I would conclude that I haven't got a Cynical bone in my body. >:D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on August 29, 2021, 02:37:02 PM
I was suffering for ages with a hard case of combined Last Word Syndrome / Big Word Syndrome.  I got there in the end, although it was just a guess (I don't think I'd every come across "pliancy" before, although once you see it, it's sort of obvious what it means).

Anyway that's three in a row for me now. I've never knowingly got a hat trick before - I think being in this "club" has spurred me on!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 29, 2021, 05:17:55 PM
Hungarian John, congratulations on achieving your first hat trick, such a hard target to attain in this very difficult game. ( just ask Maud )
I cannot keep track of everyone but i am pretty sure that Stan & June & there are probably some others that will be chasing their own hat tricks in the next game so hopefully they will let us all know how they went.

My intent in creating this thread was just to enhance the underlying " competition " that already exists, to get to know a little bit about the players behind the obscure user names & to create a bit of interest & discussion about the 7bm game in general.
I just want to acknowledge performances that are above & beyond any particular players regular efforts & encourage everyone to share their frustrations & triumphs. ( it is not bragging )
I think that it is beneficial to all involved to share missed words etc.. as all of the discussion ultimately leads to inspiring everyone to ultimately improve their own game.
My next " triumph " will be my next rosette ( if & when it ever comes ) & i'll be unashamedly shouting from the rooftops when it happens.




Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 30, 2021, 02:01:07 PM
It seems like some promising rosette runs came to a sudden halt in this game which just makes Mike's incredible effort all the more amazing as he moves to number 21.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on August 30, 2021, 03:46:34 PM
I'll be shouting from the rooftops for you too Les when it happens and I'm sure it will be very soon! I had a horror game, hit a wall and just couldn't get the last 6 words that I missed - attic (doh), catalytic, tactic (how embarrassing), tactical, tactically and tactility.

As usual keep up the great work Mike! And everyone else too!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on August 30, 2021, 04:55:40 PM
My run (such as it was) came to an end with "catcall" (which I would normally get) and "tactility" (which I wouldn't have got in a month of Sundays, let alone a single Sunday!)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on August 30, 2021, 05:13:53 PM
I was stuck on '1 short' and reduced to going through the words I had to see if I could pin a suffix (-ity / -icity / -ilty etc) onto any of them. I thought lacticity  - 'the state of being lactic' - might be possible, but 'sorry, not known'.
Then, quite out of the blue, I learned about tactility - 'the state of being tactile'.
I'd never seen the word before and probably never will again in any truly meaningful context.
 I wonder how many of the other 27 who played it knew it as a word or, like me, just stumbled across it by accident.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on August 30, 2021, 05:41:35 PM
My run (such as it was) came to an end with "catcall" (which I would normally get) and "tactility" (which I wouldn't have got in a month of Sundays, let alone a single Sunday!)
That was me, too!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on August 30, 2021, 06:32:22 PM
Me too.
I missed a Maven and Rosette by thinking I had played CATTILY and not checking carefully enough.
My prediction for Mikes 50 rosettes is still looking good.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on August 30, 2021, 07:50:34 PM
After my run of 2 rosettes I checked my stats and found that I have averaged 1.5 rosettes per month, much better than previous years. I may be able to put it down to more time in lockdown - 200+ days and counting. The Argentinian word "quaranternity" is coming true! .
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on August 31, 2021, 09:41:34 AM
Tactility (eh?), catalytic (yikes) and tacitly (oops) got me. Another chance of a hat trick gone! One day …  ???

Meanwhile, although it looks like Mike’s Rosette Run could go on forever, because he’s a Douglas Adams fan I’m going to guess 42.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 31, 2021, 11:16:11 AM
Similar to Maud & HJ, i missed a couple that i should have found but would never have found catalytic or tactility unless by accident.

Tough standard game this morning!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 31, 2021, 11:21:20 AM
I missed ACACIA, CACTI, CATTILY, TATTY and, of course, TACTILITY – not a good day for me as I normally get within 2 or 3 of a rosette. Still waiting for my second, let alone 2 in a row…

I like the way you think, @maudland, can I double up on your guess of 42 and also say, I think it is incumbent upon Mike to throw a game at that mark... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on August 31, 2021, 01:59:38 PM
Any more words like tactility and I won't need to do any throwing.
I can't make lucky hits every time.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 31, 2021, 02:03:58 PM
Well done to all of those who managed to bounce back with rosettes in yesterday's game.
Although not a club member (yet ), 2dognight ( Carol ) must get a special mention as i think it has been quite some time since her last rosette?

The thing that has stood out to me recently has been the consistently high scoring of both doxydaisy & rogue mother on the open scoreboard.
Doxydaisy has had a couple of second placings recently & rogue mother is always there abouts so it makes me wonder if either of you have ever managed to actually top that scoreboard & if the answer is no then i am predicting that it will happen sooner or later.
Either way please do keep up the good work because weather you realise it or not, you are improving the games of your army of followers as they try to match your efforts.

Mike  collects consecutive rosette number 22.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 31, 2021, 02:05:49 PM
CRISIS, I can't believe I missed crisis!!! It is INTRINSIC to my way of life now - oh, I think I feel my SINUSITUS acting up - not another crisis...  :-P :-P :-P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 31, 2021, 02:07:49 PM
@Les - what were the two words that blocked your rosette???
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 31, 2021, 03:39:44 PM
Sorry John, i forgot to tag it onto the end of my last post.
I missed cirrus & sinusitus.

My crisis now is that i am suffering a serious case of last word syndrome in the current game.

Should Mike's run end at 42, there will be a thorough " stewards " inquest. :police:
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on August 31, 2021, 06:10:20 PM
Look at you, Les, sitting on top of the leaderboard!!!

I do hope you get that final word - you still have almost 20 hours left and you've already got a maven in your pocket!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on August 31, 2021, 07:13:01 PM
Thanks mate, but i have to admit that i am only there by accident as i have persevered a lot longer than normal & " guessed " heaps of rare words in my desperate search for that final common word. ( my hit rate is sitting at 22 % )
I have no doubt that i will slip a long way down that scoreboard before the game closes but at least i have had my " 5 minutes of fame ".
It all comes back to why this thread was created... I see other club members putting up outstanding performances day after day which inspires me to think to myself that if i just put in a little more time & effort then there is no reason that i cannot match those efforts.
The elite players are gracious enough to disclose the words that they have missed & when i sometimes see that they are not the same words that i have missed then that gives me the impetus to keep trying to match those players.
I love the challenge & competition but it is not all about the " competition " for me, it is more about improving my game, having friendly rivalries & most importantly making new friends.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on September 01, 2021, 06:56:51 AM
I missed succinct in the previous game. The rosettes have been few and far between for me lately until this current game YAY!

Come on Les.. get that final word. I know you can do it. Then we can both shout from the rooftops! :-*
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on September 01, 2021, 12:15:53 PM
So, it looks like my run is going to end on 22 (25 for the month) = both personal bests. I have to go out now and the game will have closed by the time I get back.

Really looking forward to seeing what I missed.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on September 01, 2021, 01:03:08 PM
Me too, i'm soooo curious to see if it is the same word that i cant find.

Such a shame, but your run had to come an end sometime.
I think that it will be a very long time before anyone comes even close to either of your P.B's. 
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on September 01, 2021, 02:01:56 PM
Well at least it was a word that i did not know ... DIADEM
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on September 01, 2021, 02:07:31 PM
'Tatted' for me. I don't know what that means either.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on September 01, 2021, 02:09:25 PM
I missed DIMMED (doh) TATTED and TEAMMATE
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on September 01, 2021, 05:02:15 PM
matey!!
That's what I missed.
I wouldn't care - last night, I watched an old episode of 'Endeavour'.
I heard Jim Strange refer to Morse as 'Matey' at least six times in the course of the episude!!

Grr and Double grrrr!

Oh well. 
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Jacki on September 01, 2021, 06:31:44 PM
I really hate it when the word you miss is an easy one. Is matey common? Must be, oh well it was glorious to watch Mike. And you have set a new benchmark for everyone to aspire to - well done!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on September 01, 2021, 07:04:48 PM
Also annoyed with myself because I ignored my own rule - always look for anagrams!
I'd already played 'meaty'!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on September 01, 2021, 07:45:05 PM
At least you didn't miss "the long, dark teatime of the soul" :)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on September 01, 2021, 08:13:59 PM
ONE!!

 :D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on September 02, 2021, 09:23:56 AM
And he’s off!

Matey was the one that got away from me too. So I am consoled - well, if Mike didn’t get it … Realise that doesn’t help you!

Congratulations, Les, on your stonking performance yesterday - silver medal!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on September 02, 2021, 02:05:38 PM
Rosettes were particularly hard to come by in this game so mkenuk, dragonman & doxydaisy all deserve a hearty round of applause & dragonman can take a bow as the only one to also pick up a maven.
Commiserations to yelnats, jancsika, roddles, maudland & ozzyjune who all came so agonisingly close.

Just 22 more to go for Mike to break his personal best.

I missed fierier ( is that even a real word ? ), iffier & raffia.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on September 02, 2021, 03:29:29 PM
I missed "firearm". Where's the second amendment when you need it?

Fortunately we don't need it in Oz.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on September 02, 2021, 05:12:51 PM
"Airfare" refused to pay its way...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on September 02, 2021, 05:35:28 PM
I missed fierier ( is that even a real word ? ), iffier & raffia.

I too missed FIERIER as well as ROOMIER - so close yet still so far. That second rosette ever in the 7bm is difficult for me...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on September 03, 2021, 12:32:47 AM
@Les - second top again; ...and another maven score

I do hope your hitrate has suffered appropriately!  ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on September 03, 2021, 01:07:46 PM
I have not been so desperate in this game as i still have 3 common words to find so my hit rate has not suffered as much.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on September 03, 2021, 01:11:41 PM
I have backed WILD PLANET for tomorrow at Moonee Valley.
Race 7 horse 2, current odds are 10 to 1.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on September 03, 2021, 02:05:26 PM
The only word I missed yesterday was fatwa. I am, of course, familiar with the word and its meaning (made famous by the fatwa against Salman Rushdie) but, as with glasnost, was not expecting to find in this context a word adopted into English so relatively recently from a foreign language.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on September 03, 2021, 02:32:52 PM
Well done in winning today's little "race" to the rosette, just in front of Stan.

Yesterday, i missed aerator ( doh ), effete & fatwa
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on September 03, 2021, 02:48:51 PM
Fatwa was the least found "common" word (50 of 329).

My other 2 missed were effort and arrowroot.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on September 03, 2021, 02:50:55 PM
Congrats on the rosette Les!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on September 03, 2021, 02:59:54 PM
LES is more!!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on September 03, 2021, 03:07:14 PM
Thanks mate, it has been a long time coming.
The fun thing for me in today's game was the way that you, Rose, Stan & myself all raced to that score of 22, then a long tense pause before Rose was the first to push through for the rosette.
I am very confident HJ,  that if you persist a little, you will also pick up a rosette in this game.

And thanks RTT, your clever post gave me a big smile.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on September 03, 2021, 03:57:56 PM
Wow Les.. go you good thing! You finally got a rosette and now I'm shouting from the rooftops. Well done! I'm in the middle of moving and didn't finish the last game so hence my dismal score. And commiserations Mike for ending your run of rosettes. I'm sure you can start another one!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Roddles on September 03, 2021, 04:07:08 PM
Fatwa for me. I agree that it's commonness should be the same as glasnost as both had only a brief historic prominence. Instead of the common situation where location can define whether a word should be common, here it is age.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on September 03, 2021, 04:09:05 PM
fatwa cost me a rosette yesterday, but I did make it to maven, so not all bad. I can't remember fatwa coming in a game before, but I think it is rightly classed as 'common'.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on September 03, 2021, 04:20:19 PM
Cheers Les for the encouragement.  I was quick out of the trap but hit a wall right on the line. I got there in the end though.

For what it's worth, I missed "aerator" and errata" yesterday.  I got "fatwa" but I'm not convinced it is really common!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on September 03, 2021, 04:47:46 PM
Missing aerator annoyed me the most as i was sure that it should be a valid word but i tried to spell it as aerater.... idiot!
I used to make the same mistake with orate, spelling it as orater instead of orator.
What a wonderfully enjoyable learning tool this game is.



Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on September 03, 2021, 05:03:35 PM
Wow Les.. go you good thing! You finally got a rosette and now I'm shouting from the rooftops. Well done! I'm in the middle of moving and didn't finish the last game so hence my dismal score. And commiserations Mike for ending your run of rosettes. I'm sure you can start another one!

Come on Dox, don't leave us hanging, where are you moving to, SURELY NOT OUT OF QUEENSLAND ?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on September 03, 2021, 05:13:03 PM
I wonder the number of rosettes in today's game (and there may be more to come) is a 7-by-many record?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on September 03, 2021, 09:58:26 PM
Still in Queensland and not far from where we lived.. still on the Goldie (that's Gold Coast)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on September 04, 2021, 02:25:08 PM
I counted 39 rosettes, no idea if that would be a record, Alan may be able to answer that question for you, Rose.
I have said before that i do not think that there are any easy games in chi.
While yesterday's game contained mostly " easy " words, you still have to find them & you only have to scroll through the scoreboard to see that a number of very capable players (a few of them club members ) were unable to find rosettes.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on September 04, 2021, 02:42:02 PM
Funny game yesterday: a veritable plethora of onomatopoeias!

Today's seems trickier though.....
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on September 04, 2021, 02:43:04 PM
I think the highest number of rosettes came in the beefsteak standard game a few years ago
(225 rosettes that day)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Alan W on September 04, 2021, 03:35:59 PM
The most rosettes in a 7-by-many puzzle was the DEDUCIBLE puzzle on 14 May 2021. That got 60 rosettes - a hard record to beat I suspect.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on September 05, 2021, 01:32:34 PM
Thanks for the stats, Alan.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on September 05, 2021, 02:00:31 PM
Well this game has quickly brought us all back to earth with just 13 rosettes.
No problem though for mkenuk, dragonman & doxydaisy.
Dox, you may have been the last to get there but the positive side effect was all of the rare words that you found to post that impressive score on the open scoreboard so good on you for persevering to find that last common word.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on September 05, 2021, 02:28:57 PM
OTIOSE, TESTIS (doh), VELVET (double doh) and VIOLIST (a term I hadn't heard but stands to reason as I have heard of a violinist)

I'd be interested to hear what words tripped up others who came close...

Congrats to the select few who managed a rosette!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on September 05, 2021, 02:45:43 PM
Stillest, Violist and Toilette.

Wo ist bitte die toilette, I have used many times, sometimes with a desperate need. >:D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on September 05, 2021, 03:53:27 PM
I didn't come close so i have a rather long list, several of which come under the " i was sure that i played that " category.
My only excuse is the distraction of the Saturday races.
Jacki & Dox would probably suggest that i should spend a little less time playing chi & invest a lot more time studying the form in order to provide a decent winning tip.
Anyway, i missed otiose, soloist, toilette, vetoes, violist & votive.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on September 05, 2021, 05:13:59 PM
Like Les, I was six short. Different words though: islet, sties, soviet, svelte, velvet and visit.

We should have teamed up! ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on September 06, 2021, 01:30:01 PM
And what a formidable team we would make.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on September 06, 2021, 02:01:06 PM
I missed bolus.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on September 06, 2021, 02:31:42 PM
Unloose and unloosen. I have to admit that I had never seen it before.  Apparently it means the same as loosen although on the face of it, it looks like it means the opposite, I.e. tighten!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on September 06, 2021, 02:53:43 PM
Like flammable and inflammable,
I've had some fun over the years persuading some of my students that these words are not opposites but synonyms.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on September 06, 2021, 03:52:52 PM
On the other hand, untighten means loosen and not tighten.

The English language eh?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on September 06, 2021, 03:59:18 PM
The only word I missed in the BLUENOSE/NEBULOUS game was unseen.

Irony does not begin to describe it.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on September 06, 2021, 04:11:19 PM
The only word I missed in the BLUENOSE/NEBULOUS game was unseen.

Irony does not begin to describe it.

Irony's a bitch...  ;) ;) ;)

I missed some obvious ones: BLUENOSE, BOSON, NONSENSE, UNLOOSE and UNLOOSEN - not a great day for me...  :-R :-R :-R
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on September 06, 2021, 04:33:13 PM
I'm surprised you describe bluenose as 'obvious'.
The COD describes it as 'informal' (in United States - a priggish or puritanical person'.
It was the least played word in the game - 82 hits from 340 players, just over 20%. That is very low for a 'seedword'
I played it. knowing it from my time in Scotland used by Catholics as a term of abuse for Protestants. I was quite surprised it was 'common' 
Also, it was the name of one of the horses that Robert Shaw was persuaded to bet on in 'The Sting' another of my all-time favourite films;
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on September 06, 2021, 04:52:51 PM
I agree with Mike regarding "Bluenose"  as I have only ever come across it in the context he described, which is a very localised slang usage. I entered it expecting it to be "rare" at best and was surprised, (albeit pleasantly) to see it accepted as "common"!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on September 06, 2021, 06:03:43 PM
Sorry, my post was ambiguous. What I meant to say was that I missed those words and, among them were, some obvious ones. I'll try to be more precise in future...  :P :P :P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on September 06, 2021, 06:53:04 PM
my downfall was missing LESSEE and senselessness.
BLUENOSE is also a derogatory term applied to Birmingham City FC supporters. I played it more in hope than expectation.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on September 07, 2021, 09:27:38 AM
Bluenose was the last " big word " that i found & it was just a desperate guess.

Mike, i am also a big fan of " The Sting " & there are a lot of scenes & quotes that i can easily & fondly remember but the name of one of the horses that Shaw was tricked into betting on would never have come to mind.
I am amazed that you could recall such a small detail.
I would have been even more impressed if you had used Doyle Lonnegan instead of Robert Shaw. ( i had to look that up )
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on September 07, 2021, 02:01:25 PM
Doxydaisy, so close to topping the open scoreboard.
Mkenuk, so close to topping the closed scoreboard.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on September 07, 2021, 02:03:54 PM
Woo hoo!!!
I got a double-header!!! Maven (just) and rosette (my second in 7bm) - congrats to all those others who did well as well...

I was surprised and happy to get the last word in this one - who'd have thunk that GANJA was common???
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on September 07, 2021, 03:53:57 PM
Good on you John, very well done, sorry for not noticing your first double, thanks for letting us know as it a feat that deserves due acknowledgement.

I did not play ganja, jingo or doggo.
None of these words are common to me, particularly jingo & doggo.
I would appreciate any opinions before i submit a formal challenge to Alan for a reclassification.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on September 07, 2021, 04:28:43 PM
I did not play ganja, jingo or doggo.
None of these words are common to me, particularly jingo & doggo.

One presumes from this that ganja is common to you... I'm shocked and appalled...  ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on September 07, 2021, 04:33:21 PM
I'm fairly sure you've heard of jingoism though...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on September 07, 2021, 04:36:51 PM
Well I knew jingo  (and so did quite a few others, apparently), and ganja is quite familiar to me ( I mean the word, obviously  ;D) and as for doggo I only got it because I remembered that it had come up before. I don't know what it means: I actually thought it must be some Australian slang word, like a cross between a "dingo" and a "drongo" or something  ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on September 08, 2021, 02:46:29 AM
[ and as for doggo I only got it because I remembered that it had come up before. I don't know what it means]


I've heard it in the context of LYING DOGGO ie playing dead. mostly in westerns
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on September 08, 2021, 09:37:25 AM
Me too. I've only ever heard it in the phrase lying doggo, lying still, pretending to be asleep but waiting to pounce.
COD labels it '19th century, of obscure origin'.
The semi-literate spell-check attached to the forum has red-squiggly-lined it.
I think Chi's usual policy with words that are only ever seen as part of a phrase is to make them 'uncommon'.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: TRex on September 08, 2021, 10:25:07 AM
The semi-literate spell-check attached to the forum has red-squiggly-lined it.

Actually, the spell-check is part of your web browser. If you right-click on a word so marked, you can almost certainly add the word to its dictionary.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on September 08, 2021, 10:50:55 AM
Thanks, TRex.
I think you may have mentioned this before.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on September 08, 2021, 11:16:08 AM
Thanks for all of the feedback, i am now satisfied that ganja & jingo are classified correctly.
Doggo was challenged by Yelnats in 2018...decision pending.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on September 08, 2021, 02:01:13 PM
Very nice double, Rose.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on September 08, 2021, 02:35:42 PM
Thank you Les.

I only ever get a maven by accident, in persisting until I find all the common words. Then I stop.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on September 08, 2021, 03:07:43 PM
I only ever get a maven by accident, in persisting until I find all the common words. Then I stop.

I am much the same but, as a result, I seldom stop...  :-P :-P :-P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on September 08, 2021, 03:38:11 PM
:laugh:
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on September 08, 2021, 08:34:09 PM
missed PUSSES, cost me a rosette. Particularly annoying as I played pusser and pussier.
Mike marches on, the only one of the club to get a rosette, well done.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on September 09, 2021, 01:09:05 AM
I missed peeress and peeresses. I also missed pisser which was a bit of a pisser.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on September 09, 2021, 08:21:05 AM
I missed spiffier, which is not so smart.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on September 09, 2021, 08:32:21 AM
Yet another 'common' word described by COD as 'North American informal'
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on September 09, 2021, 09:23:29 AM
It’s especially annoying because I had a vague stirring, and tried ‘spiff’ …
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on September 09, 2021, 09:47:33 AM
I know spiffing, but it's very British;
You'd expect to see it in, for example, public school stories featuring Billy Bunter and those of his ilk.

'Wizard, chaps! Spiffing japes. Cripes! *Cavy. you fellows, Old Squelch is on the prowl.'

I don't think anyone ever spoke like that, at least not in the real world, but it's certainly to be found in P.G.Wodehouse and other novels satirizing upper-class twitteries.

*'cavy, spelled various ways; supposedly schoolboy slang for 'Watch out! Be careful! Take care', from Latin 'cavere'
It survives in the phrase 'caveat emptor ' - 'Let the buyer beware'
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on September 09, 2021, 09:59:09 AM
missed PUSSES, cost me a rosette. Particularly annoying as I played pusser and pussier.
Mike marches on, the only one of the club to get a rosette, well done.

Actually Gareth, Rose also had a rosette in this game as well as a maven.
I just sit back & watch in awe as Mike consistently rolls out rosette after rosette.

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on September 09, 2021, 10:51:40 AM
Experience, Les, nothing more.

i never use anagram solvers or the like, but I do allow myself to consult the COD as and when for US or alternative spellings, but apart from that it's just a question of remembering words that have appeared before, and especially their anagrams.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on September 09, 2021, 02:03:11 PM
The standout from yesterday's game was the brilliant double from Gareth.
I am loathe to draw attention to the other obvious standout which was myself being the only player that could not find the seed word.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on September 09, 2021, 05:20:40 PM
Don't be so hard on yourself Les. I think you did well and I thought it was a pretty hard game to play (as most of them are). I missed ennui.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on September 09, 2021, 06:42:04 PM
I missed ennui as well. What a bore!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on September 09, 2021, 07:38:01 PM
being the only player that could not find the seed word.

Happened to me a few days ago - the radicchio Standard game!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on September 09, 2021, 07:52:28 PM
Haha  :-Y
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on September 09, 2021, 10:14:24 PM
being the only player that could not find the seed word.

Happened to me a few days ago - the radicchio Standard game!

You weren't the only one who missed RADDICHIO...  :-P :-P :-P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on September 09, 2021, 10:29:52 PM
Quote
I am loathe to draw attention to the other obvious standout which was myself being the only player that could not find the seed word.

Les, when you missed saccharin I sent you a message, "hey sweetie". The word you missed did not lend itself to any public comment!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: les303 on September 10, 2021, 08:48:36 AM
Thanks for the thought, Stan.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on September 10, 2021, 09:42:31 AM
I know spiffing, but it's very British;
You'd expect to see it in, for example, public school stories featuring Billy Bunter and those of his ilk.

'Wizard, chaps! Spiffing japes. Cripes! *Cavy. you fellows, Old Squelch is on the prowl.'

I don't think anyone ever spoke like that, at least not in the real world, but it's certainly to be found in P.G.Wodehouse and other novels satirizing upper-class twitteries.

*'cavy, spelled various ways; supposedly schoolboy slang for 'Watch out! Be careful! Take care', from Latin 'cavere'
It survives in the phrase 'caveat emptor ' - 'Let the buyer beware'

I’m determined to use ‘spiffing’ tomorrow at work in an inner London comprehensive  ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on September 11, 2021, 02:05:08 PM
Note to self:

ALWAYS CHECK FOR US SPELLING ALTERNATIVES
ALWAYS CHECK FOR US SPELLING ALTERNATIVES
ALWAYS CHECK FOR US SPELLING ALTERNATIVES

Succor was the only word I missed, even though I found succour!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on September 11, 2021, 02:56:21 PM
I also missed succor. I never thought of it being another US misspelling!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on September 11, 2021, 04:16:11 PM
Succor was amongst a number of words I missed; succour I had...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on September 12, 2021, 07:54:13 AM
I reckon you can give yourself a rosette because you got the word regardless of the US spelling!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on September 12, 2021, 02:17:39 PM
When it comes to the baobab tree, there are tons of traditions and legends. Confucius used to teach wisdom under a Baobab tree.  The African tribes believe that the baobab tree once grew upright. Because it considered itself to be better than all the other trees, the gods decided to teach it a lesson. To stop its boasting, the gods uprooted it and planted the tree upside down to teach it humility.   

I don't know if it learnt the lesson but I did today because it was the one I missed.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Hobbit on September 12, 2021, 08:01:58 PM
Quote
I’m determined to use ‘spiffing’ tomorrow at work in an inner London comprehensive  ;D

I'd love to be a fly on your classroom wall Madeline!  I think you should consider 'old bean' as well!  Don't know why but it always tickles me :laugh:  Joking aside, after everything that's happened over the last 18 months I hope everything is as normal as you can hope for at school now.

Anyway, never mind Ben Stokes! There have been a number of England cricketers born outside of the UK. Without consulting Ms Google I can only think of Kevin Pietersen & Andrew Strauss off the top of my head.  There have been a few over the years - I presume it depends on where their parents were born.  My biggest disappointment was finding out that my hero & all time favourite captain Michael Vaughan was not the Yorkshire man I thought he was :laugh:  He was born on the wrong side of The Pennines & is actually a Lancastrian >:D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on September 13, 2021, 12:47:56 AM
A Lancastrian? Oh, the horror! 🌹

I might give ‘old bean’ a go next week. I’ll try not to cop out and say it to an actual student this time!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Hobbit on September 13, 2021, 04:10:15 AM
Quote
A Lancastrian? Oh, the horror! 🌹

I might give ‘old bean’ a go next week. I’ll try not to cop out and say it to an actual student this time!

Do you teach the Wars of the Roses? :laugh: 

I'd like to see the student's reaction if you called them 'old bean'
Something along the lines of "I say, pip pip old bean!"  In a Bertie Woosterish voice >:D
Sorry I do have a slightly warped sense of humour ;D  I'll clear off & look for some words.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on September 13, 2021, 03:38:05 PM
I got the seed word (TAUTOLOGOUS) as my last word and I would like to submit that AUTOLOGOUS is as common. I had heard of autologous (I got autologous early on in the piece) and, whilst I have definitely heard of tautology, I almost missed out on tautologous…

How did other’s experience go? Which did you get first???

PS. As I type this in MS word, autologous doesn’t get the red squiggly line underneath but tautologous does. When I checked what word suggests, one of the words is autologous!!! Go figure!!! (My language choice is English (Australia))
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on September 13, 2021, 03:53:32 PM
As far as I knew, the adjective form of tautology was tautological. Tautologous is new to me!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on September 13, 2021, 05:25:36 PM
Quote from: Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

tautologous adjective
 
    ​(of a statement, etc.) saying the same thing twice in different words, when this is unnecessary, for example ‘They spoke in turn, one after the other.’

synonym tautological



tautological adjective 


    ​(of a statement, etc.) saying the same thing twice in different words, when this is unnecessary, for example ‘They spoke in turn, one after the other.’

synonym tautologous


If the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary is considered an authority, then it looks like tautologous and tautological are interchangeable.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on September 13, 2021, 05:52:47 PM
Autologous was about my first word and tautologous much later when I couldn't use tautology.

Typing this,  android changed tautologous to tautology in both lines.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on September 13, 2021, 06:01:40 PM
If you type tautological into Google you get over 10m results, whereas tautologous yields a mere 184,000.  The two words might be synonymous, but not equally frequent, it would appear.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on September 14, 2021, 10:45:18 AM
I didn’t get autologous, and only got tautologous as a guess - it’s not a word I’ve heard of (as opposed to tautological).

On a side note, is tannoy peculiar to British English?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on September 14, 2021, 11:00:39 AM
 re tannoy
I think it's a trademark and probably should have a capital; however the same could be said for  roneo and xerox and they are both allowed.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: TRex on September 15, 2021, 02:29:19 AM
re tannoy
I think it's a trademark and probably should have a capital; however the same could be said for  roneo and xerox and they are both allowed.

I've seen tannoy spelt without a capital often. I think it has become a 'generic trademark' like xerox and even google (though, probably because I do not use the Google search engine, I use the initial capital — and initially missed it as a word in the 7-by-many).
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on September 15, 2021, 09:06:11 AM
Well, every day’s a school day! Thank you, Mike and TRex.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on September 15, 2021, 10:53:40 AM
I think tannoy as a generic term meaning speakers may be peculiar to the UK - I know Tannoy as a manufacturer of speakers but, probably, only because I was interested in hi-fi in my youth...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: TRex on September 15, 2021, 11:06:40 AM
I think tannoy as a generic term meaning speakers may be peculiar to the UK - I know Tannoy as a manufacturer of speakers but, probably, only because I was interested in hi-fi in my youth...

I think it is peculiar to the UK. In the U.S., the usual term is 'public address (system)' usually shortened to 'PA'.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on September 17, 2021, 06:31:08 PM
I managed to forget that shy is not only an adjective, but also a verb and a noun. Again.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on September 18, 2021, 09:50:42 AM
So annoying when that happens!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on September 19, 2021, 10:23:34 AM
Dagnamnit, I missed slyly in the last puzzle - such a simple word! Not so cunning. At least I wasn’t alone in that! Bloomin’ y …
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on September 19, 2021, 06:20:01 PM
THESES cost me a rosette, but miles off a maven.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on September 19, 2021, 06:46:25 PM
I was the 1 person who got shiest (not common) but missed shies....the one which cost me a rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on September 20, 2021, 09:33:46 AM
I was the 1 person who got shiest (not common) but missed shies....the one which cost me a rosette.
Super annoying. I got theist but not theistic, which led to a few ungodly words, I can tell you! But at least I wasn’t alone … Did you get shies this time, HJ??

Mike seems to be on another run - how many is it so far?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on September 20, 2021, 08:15:08 PM
Yes Maud, I did. Once bitten, twice shy!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: mkenuk on September 20, 2021, 09:03:36 PM
Six so far.
I went belly-up on sextuplet a few days ago; I missed teletext ....and useless! would you believe?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on September 21, 2021, 10:45:16 AM
Was there much clutching of hair and gnashing of teeth??

Unfortunately, the words I missed in that game have fallen out of my head immediately, so that’ll come around again to bite me …

Six is impressive! I’d be happy with one at the moment!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on September 21, 2021, 10:46:27 AM
Yes Maud, I did. Once bitten, twice shy!!

Boom, boom!  ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on September 22, 2021, 02:49:15 PM
This time I was thwarted by immuring and, more regrettably, ruing.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on September 22, 2021, 03:29:00 PM
This time I was thwarted by immuring and, more regrettably, ruing.

So you're ruing missing that one...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on September 30, 2021, 05:15:09 PM
Woo hoo!!! Sorry (not) for blowing my own klaxon but it doesn't happen very often that I get a rosette in the 7bm...

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on October 01, 2021, 09:12:35 AM
👏🏻🙌🏻👏🏻 Well done, John! I think any 7BM rosette deserves a cheer!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on October 01, 2021, 09:49:38 AM
Snap! 🥳 🎺
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on October 12, 2021, 03:05:09 PM
Well, today in the MYSTERIES 7bm, MESMERISM let me down.  :-R

What words blocked YOUR rosette? (Looking at you @doxydaisy)  ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on October 14, 2021, 07:37:26 PM
Sorry for the late response John. I haven't been reading many posts lately. Jacki let me know about your message and in answer to your question I too missed mesmerism in that game.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on October 15, 2021, 10:08:18 AM
I woke up thinking ‘mesmerism’ - alas, too late. And as I’d fallen asleep playing the puzzle! 😳 there were many other words I missed …
Yesterday, it was ‘teletext’ that got me. Bah.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 11, 2021, 04:44:20 PM
Okay, let's see if we can get the 7bm club up and running again...

Today, it was an "oh CREPE" moment for me as that was the only missing word for me. How about others?

I notice Mike hasn't been around for awhile - anyone know if he's OK?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on November 11, 2021, 04:55:45 PM
I missed cruddier, cupid and deuce.

I think Mike must still be involved in the work that he said would prevent him from playing Chi for a while.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on November 11, 2021, 05:01:32 PM
Yesterday - repriced
Tuesday`-  gasses when I had gases.  3 others that there was no excuse for missing.
Monday - assay, circa, Raffia and Sassafrass
Sunday - Stasis and Tights

We expected a note when you went awol for a week >:D  Oops Sorry.  I just caught up with your message.  No note required.

I hope Rose is right but I am concerned at the length of his complete absence.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on November 11, 2021, 09:56:13 PM
Mike's last rebus was September 17th. He said he'd be absent for a couple of weeks!
Here's hoping he's just busy.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 11, 2021, 10:23:59 PM
Congrats to doxydaisy and commiserations to roddles and maudland who, like me, came up short by one word...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on November 12, 2021, 05:43:26 AM
Thanks John. What word did you miss if you don't mind me asking?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 12, 2021, 09:28:51 AM
Okay, let's see if we can get the 7bm club up and running again...

Today, it was an "oh CREPE" moment for me as that was the only missing word for me. How about others?

I notice Mike hasn't been around for awhile - anyone know if he's OK?

You may have missed it as it was at the bottom of the previous page...  ;D Oh CREPE
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 12, 2021, 09:50:35 AM
It looks like roddles (congrats) has pulled off a rosette in the latest 7bm - the challenge has been laid down...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on November 12, 2021, 10:26:03 AM
Repriced for me. Which seems a bit dodgy as reprice is rare… How much now for the sour grapes?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 12, 2021, 11:24:27 AM
Repriced for me. Which seems a bit dodgy as reprice is rare… How much now for the sour grapes?

I know what you mean, I had CREEP but not CREPE!  :-P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 12, 2021, 03:09:56 PM
Congrats to roddles; commiserations to yelnats on missing by one - it's horrible to get so close...

Personally, I fell 3 short by missing EMCEE (I had compere!), CRAMMER and MECCA (though I would have spelt that with a capital thereby ruling it ineligible) - how did others fair? ...and what words were your downfall?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on November 12, 2021, 03:24:00 PM
I too would have missed emcee had it not been right there on the scoreboard...just ahead of me...quite early in the game.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 12, 2021, 03:45:47 PM
Congrats on the rosette auntiemo - I'm still coming up to speed with who are regular 7bm forumites...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on November 12, 2021, 05:51:15 PM
I missed rearm. Not really disappointed with myself for missing it, but goes with my view that the best use for the USUKA submarines would be to plug them into the power grid.

But would have been nice to get a rosette.

I did get remap.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on November 13, 2021, 12:42:36 PM
EMCEE 🙄 and CAMEO were my downfall. And tonight - what is that last word ?? Aargh!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 13, 2021, 03:06:38 PM
I had 7 to go so...

...we won't go there.

Auntiemo seems to be the only forum regular who got a rosette - congrats mo
Doxydaisy and Maudland did a great job in having only one left to get in what turned out to be a challenging 7bm...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on November 13, 2021, 04:41:42 PM
I had sheik but sheikh was the word I missed which was the correct spelling.. what an idiot! You're not wrong John. It was a very testing puzzle. It did my head in thinking of so many words ending in iest.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on November 13, 2021, 06:59:49 PM
I admit to "jagging" a few of those words. I saw sheikh only after I typed in khaki....the kh triggered something. The way in which my brain works (& doesn't work!) never ceases to amaze me.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on November 14, 2021, 02:56:28 AM
It was a tough one but a good challenge! I was sure it’d be a random plural I missed, but no - SATIATE. Definitely NOT satisfied with that!

I see doxydaisy’s got a rosette today - 👏🏻🙌🏻.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on November 14, 2021, 06:48:27 AM
And so did you.. good on you! This was an easier puzzle compared with the previous one I thought. Not so much brain ache this time!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on November 14, 2021, 10:19:59 AM
Except for getting the seed word, for me! Had to have a nap before that one surfaced … 😂
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 14, 2021, 03:07:29 PM
Doxydaisy, Maudland and rogue_mother all deserve kudos for achieving a rosette.

Commiserations to auntiemo and ozzyjack for coming up one short.

Personally, I fell 3 short with CLINICIAN, CABANA and the seed word BILLYCAN being my offending words.

Onwards and upwards to today's 7bm...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on November 14, 2021, 03:15:36 PM
I got cyclic and cyclically BUT...I missed cyclical...duh!!!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 14, 2021, 03:24:47 PM
I got cyclic and cyclically BUT...I missed cyclical...duh!!!!

Don't you hate that!  :-R I got CLINIC, CLINICAL and CLINICALLY but missed CLINICIAN...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on November 14, 2021, 04:03:50 PM
And just to rub salt into the wound....I got cynic, cynical and cynically.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on November 14, 2021, 07:02:39 PM
Don't you hate that!  :-R I got CLINIC, CLINICAL and CLINICALLY but missed CLINICIAN...

You weren't Robinson Crusoe.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 14, 2021, 07:10:15 PM
Don't you hate that!  :-R I got CLINIC, CLINICAL and CLINICALLY but missed CLINICIAN...

You weren't Robinson Crusoe.

Ouch!!!  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on November 14, 2021, 08:55:15 PM
I would just like to say thanks to you John for continuing the 7 by many club that Les started. It is keeping it alive!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on November 15, 2021, 03:42:54 AM
Hear, hear!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 15, 2021, 01:19:15 PM
Self-interest was what drove this; I was missing the to and fro of this topic and it's also a nice way to honour Les's memory...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 15, 2021, 03:06:46 PM
Well, that was embarrassing!  :-[ 10 words to go for me but 2 of those were American spellings of words I got!

Oh, well...

auntiemo, rogue_mother and doxydaisy were, again, the best placed of those in this thread, with Roddles and Maudland a little further back - well done to all of you. I'll try harder in today's puzzle...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on November 15, 2021, 04:46:32 PM
I missed froufrou. Not really a word you would use in everyday conversation so I think I can be excused ;D
Don't beat yourself up too much John. This is supposed to be a bit of fun. So why do I feel like tearing my hair out trying to get a rosette!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on November 15, 2021, 06:36:44 PM
Froufrou
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on November 15, 2021, 08:14:32 PM
Only 42 of 348 players got froufrou. Should it be classed as common?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 15, 2021, 09:19:13 PM
Froufrou, you missed froufrou - guess what? #MeToo   :-P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on November 16, 2021, 10:10:52 AM
I missed SUCCESS, SUCCESSES (on so many levels) and SUCCESSOR. Bah!  :-[

I like froufrou being common - one of those that I’m really chuffed to spot! A pleasing word too …
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on November 16, 2021, 10:12:58 AM
Uh-oh, tonight’s is a pretty long one. Chances of nodding off - high. Chances of a rosette - teeny.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 16, 2021, 03:15:08 PM
Another tough one today with doxydaisy the stand-out! Well done, dox (I hope I'm not being too familiar there!) ;)

Ozzyjack and Maudland were next up but 2 off the pace, then came Roddles and rogue_mother at 3 back

I didn’t do so well with 10 words outstanding including the second seed word IRREVERSIBLE doh!!! I really should have seen that one!

On to today's challenge errr 7bm...

...and maybe this time I'll look for the American spellings!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on November 16, 2021, 04:12:51 PM
Quite simply....I missed 5 words!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 16, 2021, 05:34:22 PM
Quite simply....I missed 5 words!

...and that's 5 better than me! You could say you did twice as well!  :o

It was a tough lot of letters...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on November 16, 2021, 06:00:17 PM
I caught up with the brains of the family after she gave me some very helpful hints but we both missed lilies and livelier.  I wish they wouldn't include such tough words.  :D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on November 16, 2021, 06:30:51 PM
Thanks John.. you're not being too familiar at all. My family calls me dox (my real name is Ann - go figure).
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 16, 2021, 07:23:41 PM
I caught up with the brains of the family after she gave me some very helpful hints but we both missed lilies and livelier.  I wish they wouldn't include such tough words.  :D

Hey Jack, I missed those especially tough words as well!!!  :-R
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on November 17, 2021, 12:40:34 PM
Yeah, mine were two really obscure ones, too - LEVIES and one I’m not sure should be common - VESSEL  :-R
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 17, 2021, 03:34:24 PM
Well, today it was Maudland’s turn to lead the way with a well-deserved rosette in yet another tricky 7bm.
 
Rogue_mother was next at 1 off the pace and Doxydaisy, HJ (Jansika), Roddles and myself fell 2 short. Commiserations for getting so close – those rosettes are certainly hard to find…
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on November 17, 2021, 09:35:38 PM
"Tinea" and "Titivate" let me down. I'd never heard of either of those words so for once I didn't need to slap my forehead and say "Doh!".
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 17, 2021, 09:48:46 PM
"Tinea" and "Titivate" let me down. I'd never heard of either of those words so for once I didn't need to slap my forehead and say "Doh!".

Oh, to never have heard of tinea - you mustn't have hung out in locker rooms...   :-R :-R :-R
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on November 18, 2021, 03:55:37 AM
I missed inattentive, lol. This seems to be part of a pattern, as I missed irreversible the other day. The i's don't have it!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on November 18, 2021, 05:43:30 AM
I had invent but not inventive. I also missed tannin. Maybe it's a case of trying too hard and miss the basic words!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 18, 2021, 11:06:08 AM
I had invent but not inventive. I also missed tannin. Maybe it's a case of trying too hard and miss the basic words!

'Twould have been worse had it been the other way around...  :-P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on November 18, 2021, 11:07:56 AM
I got initiate early on, but it took ages to find initiative - my elusive last word. Just like it took ages to get irresponsible the other day! I wonder why there are some word forms that don’t present themselves so easily?

Tinea is a Chi word for me - but I thought it was a bone in the ear, so your locker room comment mystified me, RTT, till I looked it up!  ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 18, 2021, 02:08:07 PM
Tinea is a Chi word for me - but I thought it was a bone in the ear, so your locker room comment mystified me, RTT, till I looked it up!  ;D

You're probably getting confused with tinnitus (which is like a ringing in the ears) or the tympanic membrane/cavity in the ear...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 18, 2021, 03:11:19 PM
So, a string of tough games - today's saw just 4 rosettes in total!

Our best results came from doxydaisy, auntiemo, Roddles and Maudland with a creditable 1 word to go. Very well done everyone.

rogue_mother clocked in at 54 (3 off the mark) but still a great result considering the difficulty of this one!

I was happy to get 50 common words (7 off the pace) but, at least I beat ozzyjack!!!  ;) ;) ;) who managed 49!  :'( - no pressure Jack!  ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on November 18, 2021, 03:18:11 PM
I can hardly believe I missed titbit......
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 18, 2021, 03:22:04 PM
I'm not going to admit what words I missed though titbit was amongst them...  :-[ :-R
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on November 18, 2021, 03:43:52 PM
I am totally and utterly embarrassed to say that I missed abate!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on November 18, 2021, 11:33:55 PM
Well I'd never heard of "batik", but I wish I could say the same about "titbit" and "trier"...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on November 19, 2021, 04:43:28 AM
I confess I didn’t get BIRETTA - can’t think why not?!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on November 19, 2021, 07:18:45 AM
I got titbit and was very pleased with myself for finding it. It's one I usually miss, since it's a British spelling for our more common in the United States tidbit. However -- I went on to miss rarebit, which I certainly know and sometimes find, biretta, which I suppose I know but never find, and abate (oops!)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on November 19, 2021, 11:36:52 AM
I’m British, and I’m always very pleased with myself if I spot titbit!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on November 19, 2021, 03:02:38 PM
Oh dear, oh dear....obsess, obsesses, testes and tsetse....and chess.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 19, 2021, 03:03:31 PM
Doxydaisy and Jansika are our stand-outs today – congratulations both of you for a well-deserved rosette with all 39 common words!

Ozzyjack, Roddles and myself were just one off the pace – so close and yet so far…

Rogue_mother (37), yelnats (36) and vizal (35) all finished with less than 5 words to go! Good efforts all round…

As for the word I missed CHEESE!!!  :-R :-R :-R
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on November 19, 2021, 03:20:32 PM
I need a bootee up the the Khyber. :D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on November 19, 2021, 03:46:08 PM
Don't you just hate it when you miss a basic word like cheese John!

Haha Jack!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 19, 2021, 03:50:52 PM
I noticed both Jack and myself were active just before the close, both trying desperately to get that last word. You can imagine what I exclaimed when that word was revealed...  :D :D :D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 19, 2021, 04:20:23 PM
Doxydaisy - give us a break! You're already there!!!  :-P :-P :-P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on November 19, 2021, 04:36:47 PM
Sorry.. not sorry ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on November 19, 2021, 04:36:57 PM
"Cheese" cost me a rosette once. It really grated, I can tell you!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 19, 2021, 04:55:03 PM
"Cheese" cost me a rosette once. It really grated, I can tell you!

 :-R :-R :-R I trust you're a dad HJ, otherwise you're not qualified for that...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on November 19, 2021, 06:52:17 PM
I am. Inducing cringe in my offspring is my speciality.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on November 20, 2021, 05:41:11 AM
Congratulations on your rosettes, jancsika and doxydaisy! I might have joined you if only I had spotted octet and settee, both words I know and have found in the past. In spite of my being number two in terms of total words found in the 7bm, my rosette percentage is only 15% lol My hat's off to anyone who gets a rosette for this puzzle.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 20, 2021, 03:38:29 PM
Well, I missed ITEMISE, SEEMLIEST and TITTLE but not a bad effort from me.

Hats off to doxydaisy, auntiemo, rogue_mother and Roddles for your rosettes...

Commiserations to ozzyjack for missing by one and HJ (jansika) joined me on 3 back, with blackrockrose a further word back.

One of these days I'm going to crack another rosette - maybe it'll be today...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on November 20, 2021, 07:30:14 PM
Did you penalise me one word for accepting help from the expert in the family? :D

The last two I got to make a full set were Little and Littlest. go figure.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 20, 2021, 09:22:55 PM
Did you penalise me one word for accepting help from the expert in the family? :D

The last two I got to make a full set were Little and Littlest. go figure.

So sorry Jack - what can I say; parallax error...  :-P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on November 21, 2021, 08:19:45 AM
The last word I got for the rosette was tissue. Naturally I didn't see it the half dozen times I tried to play issue but couldn't because of the required T lol
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 21, 2021, 04:22:42 PM
OK, today wasn't the day - maybe tomorrow... (For those who may be interested, I missed FORESEE, FORESEER and HEREOF - I didn't see those coming!)  ;) ;) ;)

Congratulations again to doxydaisy and ozzyjack (the latter who I inadvertently suggested missed by one yesterday - sorry again Jack) for a sterling effort!

yelnats, rogue_mother and Roddles were two off with Jansika (HJ) and myself one further back.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on November 21, 2021, 07:48:11 PM
Missed foreseer and hereof, but had foresee once I got the spelling right.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 21, 2021, 09:02:55 PM
Missed foreseer and hereof, but had foresee once I got the spelling right.

I'd be inclined to ask that these two be made rare/uncommon words in future...

Just sayin'
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on November 22, 2021, 06:55:23 AM
I also missed foreseer, plus I missed foreshore, a word that apparently exists but that I never would have thought of.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on November 22, 2021, 08:14:24 AM
I got foresee and hereof early but foreseer was the last one I got.  I told June about my discovery when we both had one to go but her ethics precluded her from adding it to get a rosette.

Normally, we don't give each other the answers but we do a word count of how many others have got the words we have found.  This points out the location of a word we have missed in relation to the ones we have found.  There is probably a psychological theory that covers it but it is amazing when you know there is definitely a word in a certain space, how much easier it is to find.  This means when we do our word counts we often finish up with the same score.

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on November 22, 2021, 10:22:55 AM
Well done, those who got rosettes!! I was far away - FORESEE, FORESEER, HEREOF, HOOFER and OSSIFIES.
At least some of those are words I’ve found before … need to give myself a hoof up the oss…
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on November 22, 2021, 10:28:04 AM
Just looked at today’s - doxydaisy’s on a great rosette run! How many is it now?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 22, 2021, 10:49:39 AM
I got foresee and hereof early but foreseer was the last one I got.  I told June about my discovery when we both had one to go but her ethics precluded her from adding it to get a rosette.

Aaaah! So Ozzyjune IS related to Ozzyjack...

I HAD wondered...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 22, 2021, 10:55:50 AM
I also missed foreseer, plus I missed foreshore, a word that apparently exists but that I never would have thought of.

Wow! I'm surprised to hear that foreshore isn't universally used, rogue. (again I risk being too free and easy with people's monikers) ;) It was actually the "f" word I got first, as I tend to try for at least one word (preferably common) for each unique letter in the puzzle before going gangbusters. Go figure...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 22, 2021, 03:04:04 PM
Dox and Maudland were the bestest of our bunch today with rosettes each – dox is racking these up as if there were no tomorrow!!! (Did you see what I did there Alan? 😉)

Rogue missed by one and ozzyjune and Roddles by two; I missed by three then auntimo, blackrockrose and yelnats rounded out with four off the pace at 25 words each. My guess is they weren’t the same words! :D

My misses were ELOPE, LAPTOP and TEETOTAL; funny because I’m using one of those to type this…  :-R :-R :-R
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on November 22, 2021, 03:25:44 PM
I missed cello, ocelot and potato, all of which were 'Doh!'-inducing, and toecap, which I forgave myself for missing – especially since it was the second-least found word.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 22, 2021, 04:17:51 PM
I missed cello, ocelot and potato, all of which were 'Doh!'-inducing, and toecap, which I forgave myself for missing – especially since it was the second-least found word.

I only got toecap because it was in another puzzle the other day...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on November 22, 2021, 06:53:27 PM
Love the chitchat going on with words missed and words of encouragement to everyone with the 7bm club. I think it's 5 in a row for me.. not sure. Sorry I haven't posted many comments due to work but I like reading what everyone says.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on November 23, 2021, 12:23:39 AM
I missed teetotal. After all these years playing Chihuahua, it still hasn't sunk into my brain that it can be a stand-alone verb.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on November 23, 2021, 10:04:10 AM
Wow, five in a row is fabulous, doxydaisy! Or is that six now? Well done!

It took me ages yesterday to get CELLO - my last word. (Takes a bow.)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 23, 2021, 10:10:08 AM
It took me ages yesterday to get CELLO - my last word. (Takes a bow.)

I'm going to call it! This is a demarcation dispute! You people of the female persuasion are impinging on dad joke territory...  ;) ;) ;)

...and, yes dox, what an excellent effort!  ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 23, 2021, 03:14:25 PM
Should have got IBISES but I was never likely to get BUSBIES and BIENNIUM...

Seems like being 3 short is getting to be a habit for me as is getting a rosette for doxydaisy - well done again dox! You're on a roll...

Rogue missed by one again - so close yet so far! ozzyjune, Maudland and ozzyjack were one further back with 19 common words each and Roddles joined me on 18. Jancsika (HJ) managed 17 before the tolling of the bell.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on November 23, 2021, 03:23:06 PM
Amongst the words I missed was minibus...even though I had minibuses and minibuses.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Jacki on November 23, 2021, 03:45:06 PM
That is so funny - that’s the truly frustrating thing about Chi - it’s always the easy ones!! I have soar and angst and euro and rest and quite a few others emblazoned in my head!! But I think our mind just says “minibus,” races onto minibuses etc and we forget the original thought or we think we already have it.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on November 23, 2021, 04:17:55 PM
I don't feel so bad about not getting BENUMB, BIENNIUM and NUBBIN. On the other hand, my failure to find the other word did leave me somewhat bemused.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on November 23, 2021, 08:35:47 PM
After a drought of rosettes I managed a rosette and a Marven, one of many to get them both.
Doxydaisy is shaping up to be the new Mike, keep on trucking.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Jacki on November 23, 2021, 09:04:55 PM
Dox is going from strength to strength - hope we haven’t put the mocker on you!! And well done Gareth!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on November 24, 2021, 08:21:29 AM
Congrats on the rosette, Dragonman!

I missed only busbies, a word I always miss and probably will always continue to miss. It's just not part of my vocabulary, so not on my radar. I have to look it up every time, although by now I'm starting to vaguely recall that it is a sort of military headgear. In Mike's absence, I suppose I should declare that it is too "British" and award myself an honorary rosette ;-)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on November 24, 2021, 12:40:07 PM
BUSBIES did it for me too - and off the top of my head, I can’t think of an excuse (especially as I’m British).
(Especially for you, RTT.)
And BIENNIUM. Um.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 24, 2021, 03:47:25 PM
Jancsika, doxydaisy, blackrockrose, Roddles and auntiemo all achieved the requisite 34 common words to be awarded a rosette – congratulations, one and all; still no sign of one for me… ☹

yelnats made a welcome return to the fold with a creditable 1 off the pace as did Maudland – close but no cigar!  ;)

Binkie, rogue_mother and Alan missed by 2 (I’m presuming the Alan in question is our illustrious benefactor – the creator of the Chi puzzles)

Dragonman came in at 30 words, 4 words outstanding whilst I came in at 6 off the pace; it looks like I’m going backwards!!! Don’t ask me what words; I’d be embarrassed to admit what they were…  :-P :-P :-P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Alan W on November 24, 2021, 04:24:21 PM
No, that ain't me. I'm part of vizal, 6 short of a flower today.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 24, 2021, 04:35:34 PM
WHAT!!! Another player named Alan from Melbourne! It simply can't be...  :o :o :o
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on November 24, 2021, 05:01:33 PM
Yesterday was a bit of a personal best for me, timewise at least, as I got my rosette before I'd downed my first cup of coffee, and I don't recall that ever happened before.

I also just missed out on my "perfect" score (rosette, no mistakes, no rare words). Only "fakest" (rare) let me down!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on November 24, 2021, 10:17:10 PM
I had teste but not testes. I really do hate our Roman legacy esp. where we have months which are two out from the numbers just because of an insurrection in Spain. And how they ever multiplied or divided is imponderable
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on November 25, 2021, 12:01:01 AM
Well done, you rosette-getters. Definitely a headslapper for me; I missed abase and sasses. Doh!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on November 25, 2021, 10:52:25 AM
BASEST, for heaven’s sake!
Well done, rosetteers!
Your time will come, RTT, if you keep at it  :)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on November 25, 2021, 10:53:53 AM
Doxydaisy - still on a roll. Fantastic!  :-C
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 25, 2021, 11:35:21 AM
BASEST, for heaven’s sake!
Well done, rosetteers!
Your time will come, RTT, if you keep at it  :)

lol  :-P :-P :-P I think Alan would object to "rosetteers" even apart from the plural form! but I gotta say I love it...

As for keeping at it, that's a given as it's now an addiction!  ;D

And, yes, dox is doing very well and we should all take heart from her ability to rack them up...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 25, 2021, 03:29:06 PM
Well, yesterday's 7bm was an interesting one - I came closer than I have in a while, missing by only two. I had acetone but not ACETATE! Doh! I thought I had the "word" when I spotted COTANGENT but that, apparently, was simply my love of maths showing through...

I missed COGNATE completely and I'm wondering whether I must have been sick the day they talked about this word! Not common to me at all. When I saw the word I guessed it must have something to do with cognition but, no, it's something else entirely - go figure!

Now that I've itched my 'b', it's time to congratulate dox on yet another rosette. She was joined there by Binkie (as I type this I'm not sure if Binkie has contributed to this thread but I know I've seen her name on the forum as she used to be known as Binks in a previous time). Well done both of you!

rogue_mother and Jancsika were just one back - commiserations to both of you. Next were auntiemo, dragonman, ozzyjune, Maudland, ozzyjack and yours truly - though the others all got the seed word!

Roddles was a further one back at 30 common words and yelnats was on 29 - still good performances IMHO.

Good luck in today's puzzle everyone, especially you dox - keep the run going...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on November 25, 2021, 03:46:00 PM
"Connote" for me. I'd already played "connotate," (rare) which means the same thing, apparently. One to remember!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on November 25, 2021, 05:43:12 PM
I think I've hit a wall on this game and it might be the end of my run of rosettes. Way too much pressure :o Thank you to everyone for your words of encouragement.

Well done to all players on their achievements playing these very challenging puzzles. They can be very taxing on the brain but I suppose that's why we play them!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on November 25, 2021, 05:50:11 PM
I missed cocoa which I thought I had played but you know what thought did.

The other one I missed was cognac, which is also ironic because I do miss cognac. ;D.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on November 25, 2021, 07:22:59 PM
Cetacean.....and canoe.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on November 26, 2021, 12:28:36 AM
I missed cottage after finding cotta. Oh, dear!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on November 26, 2021, 03:19:24 AM
CETACEAN and CANTATA....which was a head slapping miss for me.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on November 26, 2021, 01:11:48 PM
CETACEAN (never get that one) and COGNAC for me (make it a double) …
But good news tonight - there’s a puzzle in the ‘your puzzles’ section (yes, I’m that addicted) with very similar letters to the current 7BM. Obviously the slight variation rattled my brain a bit differently and my Last Word fell out. Worth a try? The solution’s not available so it’s not cheating!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 26, 2021, 03:04:20 PM
WOO HOO!!! I’ve finally cracked it! Congrats also to Maudland who got her rosette well before me. My last word was NIPPINESS and I’ve got to say it was a joy to see that “You got all the words in the puzzle!” come up!

Commiserations to doxydaisy whose run of rosettes has come to an end.  :'( How many in a row was that dox? Mind you, she only missed by one (I'm curious to find what it was) and shared that honour with Jancsika and Roddles who were all on 46 common words.

Next came dragonman, rogue_mother and ozzyjune sitting on 45; Binkie scored 43 and yelnats was five words short on 42 followed by blackrockrose and ozzyjack on 40 – seven off the pace.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on November 26, 2021, 03:17:06 PM
Congratulations to the pair of you! "Penne" was my pasta disaster...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on November 26, 2021, 04:00:53 PM
Huge congrats to you John and also Maudland. Rosettes well deserved! Would you believe possesses was my downfall. Had possess of course. I can definitely relate to the slap on the forehead and doh moment that you had recently RM!

I think I had 7 in a row John. Maybe this will be the start of your run now! Oh well onward and upward :D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 26, 2021, 05:34:48 PM
Doh!!!

nesses and es's can trip up many a player...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on November 27, 2021, 06:18:01 AM
Good for you, John! The getting of rosettes generates a wonderful feeling when it's not an everyday occurrence. And congrats to you, too, Maudland. Like JH, I also missed penne, and if I had been a fly on your wall, John, I might also have gotten nippiness. Maybe next time!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on November 27, 2021, 11:42:39 AM
Yay, well done John! Did you celebrate with a cognac, by any chance?
I know exactly that feeling of ‘doh’ when you’re caught out by an -es (or -ed) ending. Especially when you get a word with the ending but not without! Happened to me many times …
The word I nearly missed was OPPOSE - I’d have been tough on myself for that one.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on November 27, 2021, 03:11:49 PM
I hope that Chihuahua is not giving me a character analysis of my inadequacies in the two words I missed - excellence and innocence.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 27, 2021, 03:35:10 PM
You're not Robinson Crusoe there Jack...  :P

They weren't the only fairly obvious (in retrospect) words missing from my list!!!

Doxydaisy was back in form today, together with blackrockrose, Binkie, dragonman, Jancsika, Roddles and Maudland (who I guess you could say, is on a roll now - I hope I haven't just mozzed you Maud)  ;D

ozzyjune missed by one with her partner in crime, ozzyjack, together with rogue_mother one further back on nineteen - all creditable performances...

yelnats just missed out on being in that bunch with common eighteen words found and then there was a big gap to myself and vizal who scored fifteen hard won words extracted...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on November 28, 2021, 11:58:01 AM
Dagnamnit, what’s my last word?!?!
At least I can blame Hexer John!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 28, 2021, 12:23:25 PM
Dagnamnit, what’s my last word?!?!
At least I can blame Hexer John!

What do you mean? I said:
(who I guess you could say, is on a roll now - I hope I haven't just mozzed you Maud)  ;D
...and, anyway, I've got just one to go as well!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on November 28, 2021, 12:44:07 PM
It’s always good to blame something / someone rather than my own brain though!  >:D
But - yippee, found it at last! (The old walking away trick.)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on November 28, 2021, 01:46:46 PM
Well done Maudland  :-) Come on John.. you can do it!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 28, 2021, 03:56:42 PM
No I can't, my SENSELESSNESS prevented me!!!  :'( I managed a maven but I would have traded that for some less senselessness...

Doxydaisy is back in the game; Maudland joined her on 44 common words; Roddles, ozzyjune and I were left staring into the abyss and the abyss refused to answer!

Two words off the mark saw Jancsika (HJ), dragonman and rogue_mother wondering where they'd gone wrong...

yelnats managed 39 words and blackrockrose, 37, with ozzyjack clocking in at 36 and vizal, 34.

I think it was a tough set of letters - let's hope today's is better...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on November 28, 2021, 07:31:47 PM
Until today I never had cause to wonder what the plural of "lasso" might be. Now I  know!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 28, 2021, 07:49:10 PM
Until today I never had cause to wonder what the plural of "lasso" might be. Now I  know!

It's actually a verb i.e. the act of lassoing something as in "The cowboy lassoes the steer, bringing it to the ground."
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on November 28, 2021, 07:56:41 PM
Yes, that makes sense, so thanks!

(Although until today I'd never had cause to wonder what the 3rd person singular of the verb "lasso " was either!)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on November 28, 2021, 08:50:35 PM
SENSELESSLY and SENSELESSNESS caught me out....grrr
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on November 28, 2021, 11:32:47 PM
That’s a phenomenal score though, John - 7th on the board!

I spent a good while checking -lesses and -nesses, trying to find that elusive Last Word. (Been caught out there before and no doubt will be again.) And tried a few random -es words too, so caught LASSOES. And what was my last word? ANALYSE  :-R A word I use most days.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on November 29, 2021, 06:23:11 PM
Congratulations to Doxydaisy, Auntiemo and indeed to anyone who managed to find TENANTRY, unlike me!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on November 29, 2021, 06:30:09 PM
I admit to holding back the "y" and just clicking shuffle over and over again until something caught my eye! Not a word I would ever have thought of. Maybe it's cheating to some players....
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 29, 2021, 10:51:34 PM
Sorry all - been having computer problems...

You know what they say "To err is human, to really stuff things up you need a computer" ...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on November 30, 2021, 11:33:53 AM
Congratulations to Doxydaisy, Auntiemo and indeed to anyone who managed to find TENANTRY, unlike me!

Snap! And I agree - well done, rosetteers! That was a tough one …
Hope your tech woes are sorted now, John.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 30, 2021, 02:23:59 PM
Thanks Maudland - they are, but it was a tough day's work. In the end, I had the back off the laptop - I don't do that too often...

ANYWAY, I missed 4 words and TENANTRY was amongst them as I played NANNY to my laptop. Even though I found I could TEARAWAY from the troubleshooting occasionally to feed my addiction to a certain internet-based word game!  ;) ;) ;)

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on November 30, 2021, 03:04:52 PM
Congratulations must go to ozzyjune, Jancsika, doxydaisy, dragonman, Roddles, ozzyjack and Maudland who all managed rosettes today!!! In a low word-count game with just one vowel (we won’t count the pseudo-vowel “y”), to get them all is quite an achievement!

Commiserations to auntiemo who was so close – I wonder which word stopped you from joining the rosetteers?

My own attempt fell two words short and I was joined there by Binkie and rogue_mother. Kicking myself over SALSA but not so surprised over having missed ABYSSAL!!!


Next in line at 23 words found (three short) was blackrockrose followed another word back by vizal with yelnats one further back again on twenty one.

At this point, I would also like to tell anyone else who plays the 7bm puzzle that the only condition of entry in this forum post is to contribute to it – everyone is welcome!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on November 30, 2021, 03:25:23 PM
The word I missed was "balsa"....
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on November 30, 2021, 03:28:17 PM
Like many others I missed abyssal, but then I didn't get abyss either. Balsa was the other one I missed – should have got it as an anagram of basal.

Oh well , there's always today . . . and tomorrow.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on December 01, 2021, 12:36:14 PM
My lack of a rosette for this puzzle was most abysmal. That is to say, I missed both abyss and abyssal. Embarrassing to miss abyss, but I have never, to my recollection, seen abyssal.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 01, 2021, 01:28:11 PM
My lack of a rosette for this puzzle was most abysmal. That is to say, I missed both abyss and abyssal. Embarrassing to miss abyss, but I have never, to my recollection, seen abyssal.

Snap!!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 01, 2021, 05:04:47 PM
Today's rosetteers included from amongst our group dragonman (on a double now), doxydaisy (it's getting to be a habit!), Maudland (also on a double) and ozzyjack(also on a double now) - it looks like everyone's been taking salts as they're on runs...  ;)

Roddles, rogue_mother and ozzyjune were on 28 common words - just one off a rosette (maybe we should call them rosettenears!)

blackrockrose, no matter how tall you are, was 2 short! ;) Jancsika and auntiemo were three back.

yelnats and I were 4 back - my words, FWIW, were the twin FETUS/FETUSES, SUFFUSE and TESTIFIES...

vizal came in at 22 words found, just 7 off the pace.

rogue_mother scored well overall being third on the leaderboard with at least a maven to her credit!

ozzyjack (44) and dragonman (42) also managed maven status - well done to you all...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on December 01, 2021, 06:39:10 PM
And well done to you John for your humorous and entertaining comments on players' achievements. I think Les would be chuffed that you are continuing the 7bm club that he started.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on December 01, 2021, 08:09:35 PM
"Fetus" and "fetuses" for me too. I also missed "fifties' (surprising, given that I'm in them!)

Regarding "abyssal" I admit I only entered it as a long shot during a bout of Last Word Syndrome: for once it paid off!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on December 01, 2021, 10:00:59 PM
Fetus, fetuses and fifties for me too!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on December 02, 2021, 07:02:38 AM
She congratulates all the rosette-getters, whereupon she testifies that she was not among them.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 02, 2021, 03:43:31 PM
Rosetteers for today included Binkie (still not sure if she is monitoring this forum thread), yelnats, dragonman and Roddles - well done one and all!!!

Rosettenears were myself, Jancsika, Maudland and blackrockrose - close but no cigar...  :o :o :o One might say I COYLY avoided joining the rosetteers!!!  :-P

ozzyjune and rogue_mother were next on 22 common words (and obviously two short) whilst doxydaisy was one further back with her run over (I hope she recovers soon...)

vizal scored 19 common words with auntiemo chasing him down on eighteen. ozzyjack was nowhere to be seen on fifteen - your rebuses seem to have left the station, Jack!!! (It seems I was premature on declaring Jack's score as he actually scored 21 which puts him on par with doxydaisy in today's game - quite a good late run Jack!)

Again, I say to anyone following this thread - the only price of entry is contributing...  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on December 02, 2021, 04:15:35 PM
Well it's a thin line between rosetteer and rosettenear (literally lol btw) and mine was caused by CANOLA, yet another"common" word that I didn't know; one to put away for future reference!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on December 02, 2021, 06:40:47 PM
Unfortunatley work and tiredness is taking its toll. I simply didn't finish the puzzle and missed coyly, lolly and nobly. Well done to everyone else!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on December 02, 2021, 07:28:40 PM
Anally. I missed anally! But only one short today, RTT, not too short this time – even though I'm actually well short of five feet.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on December 02, 2021, 10:28:54 PM
John,

It might be an idea if you did a refresh before you do your analysis.  I have noticed a couple of times that you have not picked up entries made close to closing time.  For the record, I missed Cannonball, Lobby and Lolly.

On rebuses, authors sometimes get writers' block.  I am going through a period of rebus block.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on December 03, 2021, 05:19:02 AM
CANNONBALL blew up my chances of a rosette, too, Jack - although I got it on the way to work, after the puzzle was closed. So, definitely a rosettenear with that one!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on December 03, 2021, 09:53:04 AM
Good job to make Maven, John! Alas, I couldn't join the rosettenears. I coyly avoided the cannonball for the loss.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on December 03, 2021, 01:19:40 PM
Quote
  mine was caused by CANOLA, yet another"common" word that I didn't know.

Common in Oz even though I believe it comes from CANadian Oil Low Acid
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on December 03, 2021, 02:38:39 PM
I think canola is called rapeseed in England.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 03, 2021, 03:46:27 PM
Well, doxydaisy is back in the game and, together with Maudland and ozzyjune, scored a well deserved rosette!

Rosettenears included blackrockrose, dragonman and ozzyjack (I noticed from ozzyjune's player description in General notes she has: beating ozzyjack - I think a restraining order may be in order, Jack ;) )

Jancsika, Roddles and rogue_mother have all received a reduction in stature as they were all two short coming in at 45 common words found!!!

yelnats scored 44, I scored 41 (and I'm kicking myself for some of the words I missed!)

vizal managed 39 and auntiemo 37

dragonman, whilst missing a rosette, did achieve maven status which, to my mind, was outstanding...

Onwards to today's puzzle...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on December 03, 2021, 05:44:59 PM
I think canola is called rapeseed in England.

That might explain it....

As for the next game, SIERRA and AIRBASE led to my bumpy landing.

As for the next next game, I see Doxydaisy is there already. Well done yet again!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on December 03, 2021, 06:29:03 PM
I googled.. .

Canola oil is a vegetable oil derived from a variety of rapeseed that is low in erucic acid, as opposed to colza oil. There are both edible and industrial forms produced from the seed of any of several cultivars of the plant family Brassicaceae. Wikipedia
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on December 03, 2021, 06:35:54 PM
I noticed from ozzyjune's player description in General notes she has: beating ozzyjack - I think a restraining order may be in order, Jack ;)

After 57 years, it would be a bit strange if I started complaining about it now.  In any case, when I get a good score, it is generally because I have been pointed in the right direction.

I missed AIRBASE.  I thought it was two words.  After a bit of research, I accept that it can also be a single word.

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on December 03, 2021, 07:32:56 PM
I've been a little distracted this week....this is the view from our verandah. Can't seem to concentrate on the words.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 03, 2021, 08:16:00 PM
@auntiemo Beautiful one day, perfect the next...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on December 04, 2021, 03:12:09 AM
I couldn't find the brasserie on the airbase. Brasserie is not a word that would jump out at me, although I do know it. There are some in Inside the Beltway, but none in my immediate neighborhood. I know the word airbase, but I'm more used to the phrase air force base.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on December 04, 2021, 05:49:20 AM
I got BRASSERIE ages before I got BRASSIERE. Priorities.

Maven scores are a phenomenal achievement! Well played!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 04, 2021, 03:03:49 PM
I got BRASSERIE ages before I got BRASSIERE. Priorities.

Maven scores are a phenomenal achievement! Well played!

Funny, I got brassiere early and brasserie not at all. Priorities. lol  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 04, 2021, 03:14:08 PM
Well, another tough low scoring game with four of our number managing to eke out a rosette, these being doxydaisy (yet again), dragonman, Maudland and Roddles with all 20 common words! Well done all!!!

ozzyjune, blackrockrose, Jancsika, yelnats, auntiemo, rogue_mother and ozzyjack were rosettenearest with all of them losing elevation by being two short.

I was three off the pace with CIRCA, MINIMA and NIACIN being my trip up words. vizal trailed the bunch at 16 words found but he is time compromised by having to adjudicate all the word suggestions...  :-P :-P :-P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on December 04, 2021, 03:47:12 PM
I missed circa too, and cairn (disappears under a pile of rubble).
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on December 04, 2021, 05:33:25 PM
CAIRN for me too, along with UNMAN.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on December 04, 2021, 06:01:36 PM
We missed Manana and Marinara.  We need some good German words> >:D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on December 04, 2021, 07:51:00 PM
I don't really see how manana can be a word without a tilde or adding a y (mañana or manyana). But I did have it.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on December 05, 2021, 04:07:02 AM
Like John, I also missed circa and minima. However, I got niacin; it was the first word I found. Go figure.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 05, 2021, 03:12:41 PM
Oh boy, another tough one and congratulations must go to doxydaisy for being the only one of us to score a rosette with 52 common words!!!

Rosettenears included yelnats, dragonman and ozzyjune - well done folks!

rogue_mother scored 50, I scored 49 and ozzyjack managed 48 - my missing words were ENTENTE, IMITATE (doh!) and INITIATE (double doh!)

Roddles and Maudland totalled 46 with Jancsika on 43. There was then a gap to blackrockrose (39) and vizal (38)

I hope today's 7bm will be easier - I don't know which is harder, only one vowel or only three consonants...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on December 05, 2021, 05:50:56 PM
I missed lots of words I should have found, but I would never have found minuteman and minutemen if I'd looked all day. Never heard of them before.

I'm going to ask Alan to make them both rare in the Words thread.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on December 05, 2021, 06:21:57 PM
I'm not going to list all my omissions this time. Sometimes life really IS too short!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on December 05, 2021, 07:53:22 PM
I had imminent but missed immanent, being the only one I missed.

I got minutemen/man early but minutiae came much later. I knew the minutem.. words but didn't remember their exact role.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on December 05, 2021, 09:55:43 PM
UNMET was my downfall....you could say my target was unmet
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on December 06, 2021, 09:31:39 AM
Too many to mention for me 😳

Congratulations to doxydaisy for the rosette, and dragonman for a maven score. Outstanding both!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on December 06, 2021, 11:08:38 AM
Good job, doxydaisy and dragonman!

I missed inane and meantime.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 06, 2021, 03:41:11 PM
Well, today's puzzle saw a LOT of rosetteers - yelnats, doxydaisy, Roddles, ozzyjack, ozzyjune and Maudland - well done all!

Rosettenears included auntiemo, myself (POPPA was my downfall!) and dragonman - all on twenty common words found.

rogue_mother, blackrockrose and Jancsika were one further back on a diminutive nineteen. (two short ;) )

Whilst vizal came in at sweet sixteen...

dragonman was a standout with a maven yet again... Well done!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on December 06, 2021, 03:49:01 PM
Porno
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on December 06, 2021, 10:26:48 PM
POPPA and ROARER
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on December 07, 2021, 09:37:13 AM
I missed error and porno, both words I should have found.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 07, 2021, 03:47:08 PM
Well, today was Maudland's day to shine as our solitary rosetteer on 29 common words - well done Madeleine...  ;D

There were four rosettenears with doxydaisy, dragonman, Jancsika and Roddles all failing by the narrowest of margins  :'(

ozzyjune was the sole diminutive being two short of the mark on twenty seven with blackrockrose and rogue_mother a further word back. yelnats was next on twenty five followed by me on twenty three - of the six words I missed LACUNA was one I was never going to get!!!

Amongst the rest of us, vizal scored twenty one and auntiemo managed a creditable nineteen.

Every effort is a good effort in this challenging puzzle!!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on December 07, 2021, 04:01:59 PM
I'm not telling you which word I missed. You're going to have to guess ..  ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on December 07, 2021, 05:00:47 PM
I missed three sitters: actual, catcall and titanic.

Jancsika, statistically you are most likely to have missed lacuna, like RTT, so that's my guess

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on December 07, 2021, 05:18:52 PM
Jancsika, statistically you are most likely to have missed lacuna, like RTT, so that's my guess

Wrong. (I left a clue, by the way...)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on December 07, 2021, 06:13:53 PM
I also missed lacuna and like you John would never have got it no matter how long I played.

I'll have a guess Jancsika .. is it tactician?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Alan W on December 07, 2021, 06:23:27 PM
Jancsika, I surmise the type style of your post provides the clue.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on December 07, 2021, 06:42:03 PM
Italic
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on December 08, 2021, 12:52:56 AM
I missed three sitters: actual, catcall and titanic.


BRR, I don't understand your use of the word sitter in this context. Is that Aussie slang?

I missed catcall, one of my blind spots, a word that I certainly know but almost never find. I also missed italic and uncut.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on December 08, 2021, 01:59:10 AM
Indeed it was, italic
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on December 08, 2021, 02:39:44 AM
I missed three sitters: actual, catcall and titanic.

BRR, I don't understand your use of the word sitter in this context. Is that Aussie slang?


Not just Aussie, but British too. To "miss a sitter' means to miss an easy chance to score a goal in football, for example.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 08, 2021, 10:39:44 AM
...or an easy catch in cricket!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on December 08, 2021, 12:00:39 PM
I’m not sporty, but even I’ve heard of ‘missing a sitter’ - so it’s definitely British too!

I was glad I stuck at it yesterday - I’d have been miffed to miss my Last Word. Why do we overlook the super-common words sometimes? What kind of brain sees LACUNA way ahead of ACTUAL ?? (No need to answer that …)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 08, 2021, 03:32:25 PM
Well today the rosetteer club contained just two of our members - ozzyjune and Maudland - well done both of you on finding all 38 common words!!!

Rosettenears must have been frustrated by that last word - what were they doxydaisy and Roddles???

Today there were no diminutives but rogue_mother was three short on 35. I followed on 34 missing the ANTENNA/ANTENNAE pair as well as ENTENTE and TENANT - I must be a slow learner as I'm sure I've complained about entente before!

33 was a popular score with blackrockrose, yelnats, Jancsika and ozzyjack all falling 5 short of the requisite number while auntiemo was one further back on 32. vizal completed the puzzle with a score of 30 just 8 off the pace.

I wonder what today's puzzle will bring and what words others missed out on???

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on December 08, 2021, 05:58:21 PM
Congrats to ozzyjune and Maudland for your rosettes. I missed teakettle. Here we call it a teapot so I'm using that excuse for missing it :-R
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on December 08, 2021, 07:46:37 PM
Suffice to say I missed some sitters...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 09, 2021, 11:01:22 AM
Well, it seems there is a problem with the scores in my browser as I've missed the fact that ozzyjack scored a rosette yesterday as well! This is the second time this has happened - after being notified of the first, I've taken to refreshing the scores before making my comments - and both times it has negatively affected ozzyjack. So sorry, Jack, I'm not sure what else I can do to ensure the scores are truly up-to-date.

Alan, I use a secure fork of the Chrome browser (Avast) - any clues as to what might be going on???
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 09, 2021, 11:09:21 AM
Well today the rosetteer club contained just twothree of our members - ozzyjune and Maudland and ozzyjack - well done both all of you on finding all 38 common words!!!

Rosettenears must have been frustrated by that last word - what were they doxydaisy and Roddles???

Today there were no diminutives but rogue_mother was three short on 35. I followed on 34 missing the ANTENNA/ANTENNAE pair as well as ENTENTE and TENANT - I must be a slow learner as I'm sure I've complained about entente before!

33 was a popular score with blackrockrose, yelnats, and Jancsika and ozzyjack all falling 5 short of the requisite number while auntiemo was one further back on 32. vizal completed the puzzle with a score of 30 31 just 8 7 off the pace.

I wonder what today's puzzle will bring and what words others missed out on???

It looks like vizal was also caught up in the score update debacle - I'll try going to a different puzzle and then back again to see if this provides me with more dependable scores...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Alan W on December 09, 2021, 02:14:48 PM
I'll try going to a different puzzle and then back again to see if this provides me with more dependable scores...

This should work. But so should refreshing the scores by clicking on the circling arrows button at the top right of the scoreboard.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on December 09, 2021, 03:39:30 PM
Thank you jancsika and others who clarified my use of sitter for R-M.

I was unable to do it myself because I lost my internet connection in a storm. I'm now using my husband's phone data patched through to my laptop.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 09, 2021, 03:41:54 PM
This should work. But so should refreshing the scores by clicking on the circling arrows button at the top right of the scoreboard.

After Jack alerted me to the issue, I tried using the refresh button but this didn't seem to work. :(
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 09, 2021, 03:52:13 PM
Okay, I'm really happy about yesterday's puzzle!  ;D

Rosetteers included: doxydaisy (almost goes without saying...), myself (woo hoo!!!), auntiemo, Roddles, Maudland, ozzyjune and ozzyjack having secured all twenty three common words!!! The last word I got was LOLLY - go figure!

No rosettenears but yelnats seems to be getting smaller as now he's two short...  :-R

vizal and rogue_mother were one further back on an even twenty common words. Jancsika got nineteen to round out our group's efforts.

On to today's challenge , errrr, 7bm...

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on December 10, 2021, 10:10:13 AM
Well done, all you rosetteers! It can be a little depressing when so many of my fellow players do well, and me a whopping three commons behind, but as my dad used to say, "Them's the breaks." I missed alloy, aloofly, and lolly.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on December 10, 2021, 10:39:54 AM
Ah, but how often do you get Maven, RM - is it every day??

Congratulations everyone but I think John gets a special mention for his rosette! 🥳
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 10, 2021, 11:57:16 AM
Thanks Madeleine - they're few and far between and all the sweeter when I do get one...  ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 10, 2021, 03:15:00 PM
With only six people out of the 344 people playing this one getting a rosette, the BASSOONIST/BASTION/BOTANIST puzzle was a doozy!!!

Unfortunately (but hardly surprisingly) none of our crew managed a rosette. :( On the rosettenear front we had three contenders: doxydaisy, Roddles and ozzyjune - well done all and it will be interesting to hear what word each of you missed!

Two short people included yelnats, rogue_mother and my own good self - I'm embarrassed to say I missed ATTAIN and INSIST. Doh! and double doh!!!

Next came Maudland on forty one common words and three off the pace followed by auntiemo, one further back. HJ (Jancsika) scored thirty nine; vizal thirty seven, blackrockrose thirty six and ozzyjack thirty four.

From there there was a big gap to Gareth (dragonman) on twenty three.

I reckon any score over 20 was a good one...  :-P :-P :-P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on December 10, 2021, 06:04:16 PM
A very musical puzzle, oboist, bassist, bassoonist, batonist (not accepted) soloist and sonatina to round it out!

I missed bonsai and satiation.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on December 10, 2021, 07:00:53 PM
Biota, satiation,  initiation and tannin. I'm sure I played tannin....but obviously not. I was very happy with my score. It was a bit of a struggle.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on December 10, 2021, 07:11:12 PM
I’ve been deputed by Ozzyjune to report she missed satiation.  The last two she got were initiation and  tannin
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on December 10, 2021, 08:59:07 PM
Almost a Redlands thing happening there!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on December 10, 2021, 10:38:44 PM
Hi Moyra,

Biota was a shoe-in for us because it was the name of a top restaurant in Bowral and although we never went there we were curious about what the name meant.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on December 11, 2021, 05:35:48 AM
Ah, but how often do you get Maven, RM - is it every day??


It may seem like I get to Maven every day, but it's just an illusion. According to the stats page I only make Maven about half the time -- 56.8% for the 7bm. Maybe the illusion exists because I do better at the Standard puzzle -- 84.4%. Much closer to every day. In the Maven category I rank 4th for the Standard puzzle, and 6th overall for the 7bm.

Yesterday's 7bm (BASSOONIST, BASTION, BOTANIST) goes into the unsuccessful column. I missed a few non-common words that I sometimes find, as well as the common words tattooist and satiation, not words that roll off my tongue.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on December 11, 2021, 08:15:39 AM
Assassination was my undoing :'(
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on December 11, 2021, 10:08:12 AM
Oboist, satiation, and … stint?  :-R

Really tricky one, that was!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on December 11, 2021, 10:10:07 AM
Blimey, RM - over 50% still seems pretty astonishing to me. You must have a tremendous vocabulary.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 11, 2021, 12:03:16 PM
Blimey, RM - over 50% still seems pretty astonishing to me. You must have a tremendous vocabulary.

I second that!!! Astonishing indeed!  :-P :-P :-P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 11, 2021, 03:09:45 PM
Would SOMEONE please tell me that SENSUOUS and SENSUOUSNESS are words!!!

Dang!  :-[ :-[ :-[

auntiemo was joined by Maudland as the rosetteers amongst us - well done the both of you!

doxydaisy and Roddles followed close behind on nineteen common words hence becoming rosettenears. dragonman has the solitary honour of being two short today with myself, yelnats, ozzyjune and ozzyjack one further back on seventeen.

HJ (Jancsika) scored sixteen whilst rogue_mother and vizal both managed fifteen common words.

This was yet another low scoring and difficult games - what will the next 7bm hold???
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 11, 2021, 03:38:16 PM
Rosetteers included: doxydaisy (almost goes without saying...)

Now, I have to apologise - it looks like I've put a moxie on doxy - if the universe is listening, I hereby lift it...  :-P :-P :-P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on December 11, 2021, 04:25:41 PM
No you didn't John. It was due to my stupidity entirely that I missed summonses. Plurals have always done my head in and have usually been the cause of me missing a rosette. And yes sensuous and sensuousness really are words ;D. Well done on your rosette the other day John (I've lost track when that was) and meant to congratulate you while I was popping the cork of a bottle of bubbly and raising my glass to your success.. and then I completely forgot about it!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 11, 2021, 05:06:02 PM
Perhaps I got that one because I've had a couple for climate activism...  :-P :-P :-P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 12, 2021, 04:16:00 PM
Today we seem to be doing things by twos with our rosetteers being ozzyjune and ozzyjack and our rosettenears being doxydaisy and Maudland. Well done all of you for getting forty one and forty common words respectively!

Breaking the mould, rogue_mother was joined in her diminutiveness by myself and dragonman on thirty nine with another group of three in Jancsika, auntiemo and Roddles one further back on thirty eight.

Next came yelnats all on his lonesome on thirty six followed by vizal on thirty four!

That's a pair of twos, a pair of threes and a pair of ones - nice going everyone (or is that everytwo???)  ;D ;D ;D

We also had a further triplet of mavens in doxydaisy, dragonman and rogue_mother with special kudos to dragonman for finding all six seed words!!! There must be some specialist knowledge there to have found KIELBASA, KIELBASI and KLEBSIELLA!!!

I was sure I had tried SALABLE and SALEABLE but the score says otherwise - go figure! Probably a slip on the keyboard though I'm hesitant to admit anything that smacks of human frailty...  :-R :-R :-R
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on December 12, 2021, 05:05:52 PM
Hmmmm....I had likeable but not likable and saleable but not salable. And I missed billies.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 12, 2021, 06:15:53 PM
Hmmmm....I had likeable but not likable and saleable but not salable. And I missed billies.

You missed billies what???
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on December 12, 2021, 06:44:35 PM
I know....and I had just packed our billy...ready for a quick camping trip!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on December 12, 2021, 10:30:07 PM
Great minds think alike....but my poor brain missed the same two as Auntiemeo...go figure.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on December 13, 2021, 08:34:33 AM
I missed one headslapper, ibises. and one that I always miss, balalaika. As for kielbasa, I've certainly eaten it enough times to have its spelling jump out at me.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 13, 2021, 03:23:42 PM
HJ (Jancsika) heads up the group of seven of us who achieved rosetteer status, the others being Maudland, doxydaisy, Roddles, ozzyjune, ozzyjack and my own good self; though I MESSILY managed to avoid one of two near MISSES a couple of hours short of deadline… It’s quite odd: the words that take the longest to find can often be so obvious in retrospect! ???

auntiemo came up two short, closely followed by dragonman and rogue_mother on twenty seven. yelnats and vizal scored twenty six…

blackrockrose was MIA yet again (hasn’t played 7bm in three days - since the Bassoonist/Bastion/Botanist puzzle) – if anyone has direct contact with her, would they be able to check that she is OK please???

doxydaisy added to her rosette with a maven score and rogue_mother also achieved a maven - well done both of you...  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on December 13, 2021, 10:31:48 PM
Thank you for your concern RTT. I'm OK but struggling with my internet connection. My modem was fried by a series of electrical storms (or, more likely, just one of them) and I'm waiting for Optus to deliver a new one. Muswellbrook is not exactly a 'next day delivery' area.

Unfortunately, I'm used to working with a big screen and an old-fashioned keyboard, so it's no use my trying to play Chi on a phone. I am managing to do some work (freelance writing) on my computer by using my phone as a mobile hotspot, but it chews up a lot of phone data.

But I'm going to be wicked and use some data to play today's 7-by-many.

It may be a couple of days yet before I'm properly back on air.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on December 14, 2021, 08:44:52 AM
The puzzles for the past few days have me struggling to get even close to being a rosettenear lol. At least  I made it to Maven this time. I missed smell, minimise and slimline. Smell was a headslapper, the others not so much. Although I did try to look for British spellings, it didn't work out this time. Congrats to all you rosetteers!

BRR, it sounds like you need for Santa to bring you a UPS (uninterruptible power supply), especially since your livelihood depends on a good computer connection. Our modem, our wifi router and two computers are protected from power surges and intermittent loss of power. I talked my dad into one many years ago, and it saved his computer when a lightning strike within a hundred feet of his home fried everything else electric.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 14, 2021, 03:34:03 PM
Woo hoo!!! Another rosette, with rogue_mother, Maudland, ozzyjune, ozzyjack and Roddles joining me in the rosetteer's club. With one word to go, my heart was almost not in it and then I got ANGINA!  ;) ;) ;)

There were three rosettenears comprising doxydaisy, dragonman and yelnats all not quite managing to crack the fifty mark - close but no cigar...

Jancsika (HJ) was two short with blackrockrose (welcome back black) and ozzyjune one further back on forty seven. vizal was five off the pace on forty five. and then there came a big gap to ozzyjack on thirty nine (possibly in an homage to Hitchcock???)...

rogue_mother, dragonman, doxydaisy and myself all managed maven status with rogue_mother squeaking into the top ten!!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on December 14, 2021, 03:46:20 PM
I'm lacking vitamins,  niacin in particular and it's one I regularly miss.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on December 14, 2021, 04:05:38 PM
My iPad tells me Roddles got a rosette
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on December 14, 2021, 04:08:38 PM
"Manning" and "acing" ....
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 14, 2021, 05:53:14 PM
My iPad tells me Roddles got a rosette

...and so did you and June apparently!  ??? I clicked the rare button twice to refresh it - it looks like I will have to exit the puzzle completely and come back in to make sure the scores are up-to-date...   :o :o :o

I'll update the original to reflect the changes.  :-\ :-\ :-\ Dang! There goes my reference to Hitchcock - this is making me Psycho!!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Alan W on December 14, 2021, 06:14:07 PM
The Rare button won't necessarily refresh the score. Better to click on this one, next to it: (https://chi.lexigame.com/images/refreshbtn.gif)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on December 14, 2021, 06:17:52 PM
Imagine missing imagining. Congrats to all the rosetters .. well done!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 14, 2021, 08:34:29 PM
The Rare button won't necessarily refresh the score. Better to click on this one, next to it: (https://chi.lexigame.com/images/refreshbtn.gif)

I had been using that one before Jack alerted me to the problem; I started going to a different puzzle, then coming back - this seems to work but then, I thought, why not try the rare (https://chi.lexigame.com/images/rarebutton.genericbutton.gif) button twice which made the message at the bottom say "Scores updated seconds ago" which I assumed meant it had worked. No such luck apparently...  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on December 14, 2021, 08:54:58 PM
I missed GAGGING although I played GAGING...more haste, less speed methinks
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on December 15, 2021, 08:16:38 AM
Pretty happy to be numbered among the rosetteers today. The final common was really nagging at the back of my mind.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 15, 2021, 03:15:04 PM
Today's rosetteers consisted of Jancsika, yelnats, dragonman, Roddles, Maudland and ozzyjack - well done all on delving all thirty common words...

Rosettenears comprised ozzyjune (why didn't you help her out Jack?), rogue_mother, vizal and myself (who missed somehow in getting that THIRTIETH word!!!) while doxydaisy was two short on twenty eight...

(I went to the 10-letter puzzle before coming back to the 7bm to write this so I shall trust these are correct.)

Mavens were scored by all of us bar Jancsika (HJ probably stopped looking for words once he scored the rosette!) - he was only three words short though!!! Well done everyone...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on December 15, 2021, 03:27:27 PM
Mavens were scored by all of us bar Jancsika (HJ probably stopped looking for words once he scored the rosette!) - he was only three words short though!!! Well done everyone...
Actually, my self-imposed aim is always to get a rosette without any mistakes or any rare words. It's quite a challenge, and I've only ever achieved it once. In fact I did quite well yesterday, with only"reheel", "firth" and "lither" letting me down!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 15, 2021, 03:39:34 PM
Actually, my self-imposed aim is always to get a rosette without any mistakes or any rare words. It's quite a challenge, and I've only ever achieved it once. In fact I did quite well yesterday, with only"reheel", "firth" and "lither" letting me down!

Now THAT's quite a challenge!!!  :-P :-P :-P

As for today's 7bm - all I can say is doxydaisy!!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on December 15, 2021, 03:42:07 PM
My scores for Monday and Tuesday accurately reflect my level of distraction...again!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 15, 2021, 03:48:49 PM
So sorry Madeleine, I missed seeing your score on nineteen words - I can understand the distraction...

Beautiful one day, perfect the next...  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on December 15, 2021, 07:31:36 PM
I'm very hit and miss with the rosettes lately. I missed fifth and fiftieth in the previous puzzle.. sometimes it's just a struggle :-Z
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on December 16, 2021, 04:20:48 AM
Like RTT, I missed the rosette because I didn't find the thirtieth word lol
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 16, 2021, 01:00:35 PM
Off to see Dune with my daughter today so my retrospective will be delayed - if anybody else would care to do it, feel free to step in...  ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 16, 2021, 06:00:37 PM
It should have been three, it should have been three, instead of a five, I took a dive, it should have been three...

Well, enough of my singing to you all - rosetteers club for the day were [drum roll] doxydaisy, auntiemo, yelnats and ozzyjune; rosettenears (on thirty five common words) were blackrockrose, dragonman and rogue_mother - a great effort by you all!!!

Maudland and ozzyjack were next and way two short with vizal close behind on thirty three and Jancsika on thirty two.

Bringing up the rear were Roddles and me - I had cocoon but not COCOONING; concoct and concoction but not CONCOCTING - I also missed CONCISION (a word I have not come across before), and I would now like to use my INSTINCT for avoiding embarrassment by going INCOGNITO.  :-R :-R :-R

rogue_mother and dragonman also achieved maven scores - well done you!!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on December 16, 2021, 07:40:48 PM
"Consision", "connoting" and as for the others, I'm consigning them to the dustbin of history. Doh!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on December 16, 2021, 09:06:01 PM
missed CONCOCT but played CONCOCTING....a real head slammer.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on December 17, 2021, 06:24:46 AM
The one I missed was concision. I'm not convinced it's a common word, but maybe that's just me.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on December 17, 2021, 11:05:07 AM
I failed to notice noticing.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 17, 2021, 03:10:25 PM
Well, yesterday's 7bm was a doozy, wasn't it? No a single rosetteer amongst our number...

However, what we lacked in rosetteers, we made up for in a clean sweep of the rosettenears - doxydaisy, auntiemo, rogue_mother and dragonman being our standard-bearers with forty five common words found...

Next came Roddles and ozzyjune on forty three followed closely by blackrockrose, Maudland and ozzyjack on the answer to life, the universe and everything...

HJ (Jancsika), vizal and myself managed to find forty one words with my omissions being: FLOSSES, FORESEER, REFEREE, REFERRER and SORER - it will be interesting to see what "doh!" moments others had...

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on December 17, 2021, 03:34:01 PM
I missed FEMME. And I bet I miss it next time it's an option!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on December 17, 2021, 04:11:05 PM
FEELER, FEMME, MORSEL, RESOLE and ROOFLESS.

I happened to notice also that ROOFER and RESOLE are considered common but FLOORER and REHEEL are rare!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on December 17, 2021, 04:38:53 PM
FORESEE, FORESEER,  REFERRER and MOREL

(https://st.depositphotos.com/1020341/4905/i/600/depositphotos_49058955-stock-photo-portrait-of-young-businessman-slapping.jpg)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on December 17, 2021, 05:03:59 PM
Rogue_mother! Way to go!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 17, 2021, 05:10:09 PM
Well done, rogue!!! ...and a maven to boot!  :-P :-P :-P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on December 17, 2021, 09:19:00 PM
REFERER was my doh word
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 17, 2021, 09:29:23 PM
REFERER was my doh word

Gareth, you're not going to get anywhere if you keep spelling referrer with only three "R's"...  :-P :-P :-P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on December 18, 2021, 02:54:46 AM
OOPS, perhaps thats why I didn't get it
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on December 18, 2021, 08:09:51 AM
I am remorseful missing remorseless. Yes way to go rm and roddles. Well done!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 18, 2021, 03:12:12 PM
First off, rogue_mother, you champion; top of the tree!!! Well done! (...and a maven as well!)

Others in the rosetteer club were Roddles, ozzyjune and ozzyjack. We shouldn't forget the rosettenears though with Jancsika, doxydaisy, Maudland and myself (see why we shouldn't forget them ;) ) all getting fifty four common words - the one I missed was TITTLE and, looking at the definition, I can understand why...  :P

Gareth (dragonman) was two short and auntiemo and yelnats were one further back on fifty two with vizal scoring an even half century - not a bad innings!!!

dragonman, auntiemo, ozzyjack, doxydaisy, myself, rogue_mother (of course) and Roddles all achieved greatness ;) with a maven score...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on December 18, 2021, 03:17:28 PM
I missed LEERIEST. I'm a bit annoyed with myself because as I mentioned before I try to concentrate on comon words and after entering LEERIER which was considered rare, I didn't even bother with LEERIEST!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on December 18, 2021, 05:10:04 PM
I missed letter. Like you jancsika I'm a bit annoyed as I could've sworn I played it so I was looking for another word entirely. This has happened so many times before when I'm sure I played the missing word only to find I haven't when the solution is revealed.. damn! Congrats to all the rosetteers!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on December 19, 2021, 07:57:19 AM
I missed letter. Like you jancsika I'm a bit annoyed as I could've sworn I played it so I was looking for another word entirely. This has happened so many times before when I'm sure I played the missing word only to find I haven't when the solution is revealed.. damn! Congrats to all the rosetteers!

That has happened to me so often!

I'll enjoy my moment in the sun, because the current puzzle is a completely different story. I am still four commons behind. My only excuse is that I have been in a brain fog since getting my COVID booster shot on Thursday, and it knocked me for a loop. Luckily I got my rosette for the STERILIZE puzzle before the shot took its effect. I'm ready to rejoin the human race, but I fear there is not enough time remaining on the current puzzle.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on December 19, 2021, 10:10:31 AM
Come on rogue_mother I'm sure you can get the last few words! Glad to hear you're on the mend after your booster. Although I'm not due for mine as yet I am quite hesitant to have it as I've heard so many people falling ill after having it but I'm resigned to getting it as we won't be allowed certain freedoms if we don't.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on December 19, 2021, 11:34:21 AM
My husband felt a bit ropey after his booster, but I felt fine - just a sore arm, which is to be expected. So it’s not inevitably grim, doxydaisy!

I missed seltzer, which I don’t feel too bad about. I’ve not heard of it in terms of Alka-Seltzer so although I spotted it, I assumed it was a brand name. Now I know differently! (Plus I’ve looked up tittle, too - had no idea!!)

Two good reasons why I love Chi.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on December 19, 2021, 12:34:41 PM
That's comforting to hear Maudland. I was fine with the first two shots so I'm thinking I'll be ok. Too bad if I'm not.. just have to suck it up! I thought the same as you about seltzer and played it anyway. I was completely surprised that it was not only accepted as a word but common as well. I find it never hurts to try words that you think might not be accepted.. you never know what you may fluke.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 19, 2021, 02:00:24 PM
I missed letter. Like you jancsika I'm a bit annoyed as I could've sworn I played it so I was looking for another word entirely. This has happened so many times before when I'm sure I played the missing word only to find I haven't when the solution is revealed.. damn! Congrats to all the rosetteers!

That has happened to me so often!

I've found that, if you play all the Chi games available on any particular day, some words can be common to more than one game. So, if you've played a word in one game your brain can say "Oh, I've already played that." and you miss playing it again!!! Leads to many a Doh! moment...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 19, 2021, 03:16:08 PM
Well today there may have been many a PAEAN in ANYPLACE that managed to find APPAL, thereby completing all the common words for a score of thirty three!

Rosetteers were doxydaisy, dragonman, ozzyjune and ozzyjack - well done all of you!!! Rosettenears were sadly lacking but Roddles and Maudland were both two short. Buy my book, how to be three inches taller - and stand on it! ;) ;) ;)

yelnats, Jancsika, rogue_mother and myself were next on thirty with auntiemo and vizal on twenty nine. blackrockrose came in on twenty seven (and, like me, didn't manage to see the seed word!) - this was IMHO a tough one...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on December 19, 2021, 11:38:41 PM
I managed to pick up only one of the commons that I was missing last night, but still failed to find papacy, papaya and payee. I had a good night's sleep, so fingers crossed that I'll be back up to snuff today.

Doxydaisy, in the experience of my extended family, your reaction to the booster will likely be similar to your reaction to the second shot. I knew that I would probably be hit hard, so I scheduled my booster for the day before I had an empty schedule. My sister and daughters all agree: if the vaccine makes us feel this bad, imagine what COVID-19 would do! Based on my age bracket, there was no question in my mind that I needed to do this. I get similar reactions to my annual flu shot, and that never stops me.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Linda on December 20, 2021, 01:32:48 AM
I was fine after my first two Astra Zeneca shots but the night after my Moderna booster I woke with feverish shivers one minute and then feeling too hot the next.  Had a good lie in and was back to normal the next day.  Well worth one night of discomfort!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on December 20, 2021, 02:51:00 AM
[quote


I've found that, if you play all the Chi games available on any particular day, some words can be common to more than one game. So, if you've played a word in one game your brain can say "Oh, I've already played that." and you miss playing it again!!! Leads to many a Doh! moment...



Spot on. I play every game every day..happens a lot
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on December 20, 2021, 06:11:44 AM
Thank you rogue_mother .. that is very reassuring. I don't have bad reactions to the normal flu shot except for a sore arm and my reaction to the first 2 pfizer shots are hardly worth mentioning so I think I should be ok with the booster. I should probably stop listening to all of the horror stories.

John and Dragonman - that makes perfect sense what you said about playing chi games a lot.. as I do. I would like to mention your impressive score of rosettes in the your puzzles section Gareth. It is extremely hard to keep up with you!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 20, 2021, 09:59:46 AM
Anne, I'm off for my third vaccine this Wednesday - to my mind, it's just not worth the risk whatever the side effects. If you're unvaccinated, you will get covid and, having had two AZ shots, I'm as good as unvaccinated against omicron! I'll be getting either Pfizer or Moderna for my third shot. (I listen to Coronacast on the ABC Listen app almost religiously and Dr Norman Swan refers to the "booster" as the third shot in a three shot regimen...)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: 2dognight on December 20, 2021, 11:57:31 AM
i had my booster injection last week and luckily I had no reaction at all.

I think it all boils down to - just go and do it

John I had Pfizer cos is the only one I could get










Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on December 20, 2021, 01:18:19 PM
The only requirement to become an " official " member of the 7BMC is to make a post in this thread & of course everybody is invited to do so.
Although not a club member (yet ), 2dognight ( Carol ) must get a special mention as i think it has been quite some time since her last rosette?

Hi Carol,

By my reckoning, you are now a full member.  I have lost count of the number of rosettes you have got recently but I look forward to seeing your name in dispatches from now on.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 20, 2021, 02:33:24 PM
Jack, should I add Andrew (ozzymAndias) to the list as well? At least temporarily???
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 20, 2021, 03:24:58 PM
ozzy, ozzy, ozzy!!! Cricket lovers will know this as the crowd chant but I'm talking about rosetteers ozzyjack, ozzyjune and ozzymAndias who, together with dragonman achieved the full complement of forty six common words. Well done all of you!

Rosettenears were limited to Roddles alone - was SYSTOLE the word you missed???  ???

Two shorted were Jancsika (HJ) and yelnats on forty four while rogue_mother found the answer to life, the universe and everything but was still lacking four common words!!! Maudland got forty one words closely followed by vizal and myself - my omissions were LOLLY, LOLLYPOP, LOOSEST, POLYP, SLYEST and the aforementioned SYSTOLE.

auntiemo scored thirty eight and I failed to find blackrockrose so she's probably sunning herself on a beach somewhere!!!  :laugh:

Oh, and dragonman, rogue_mother (naturally) and ozzyjack all scored enough words in total to achieve maven status... Good work!

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on December 20, 2021, 04:14:39 PM
Jack, should I add Andrew (ozzymAndias) to the list as well? At least temporarily???

Andrew is not a forum member and so would not normally qualify even for honorary membership.  However, you are the club administrator and could use your discretion to make him a temporary honorary member if you deemed it would be of interest to the membership to see how the "ozzys" competed against each other.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on December 20, 2021, 04:48:38 PM
No excuses...just lost interest after staring and shuffling...and shuffling and staring!!! On to today's 7bm.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 20, 2021, 04:56:02 PM
Andrew is not a forum member and so would not normally qualify even for honorary membership.  However, you are the club administrator and could use your discretion to make him a temporary honorary member if you deemed it would be of interest to the membership to see how the "ozzys" competed against each other.

"club administrator" ROFL  ;D ;D ;D

I included him in today's dissertation because it suited my whimsy...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on December 21, 2021, 12:46:36 AM
No excuses...just lost interest after staring and shuffling...and shuffling and staring!!! On to today's 7bm.

Pretty much the same here, except for the losing interest part (although I have been there, lol). No matter how many shuffles, still not seeing it. I missed lollypop, slept, slyly and solely. Oddly enough, systole was one of the words I found first. That's just how my brain works, I suppose.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on December 21, 2021, 01:09:12 AM
At least with SYSTOLE I had the excuse of not knowing the word. With SLEETY, not so much...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Roddles on December 21, 2021, 07:49:57 AM
Didn't feel so bad to miss by one when I saw it was systole. Although I know the word in the deep recesses of my mind, it is systolic that is common to me.  Would question the status of systole.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on December 21, 2021, 06:42:53 PM
CURARE, RECUR and TERRACE, fair enough, but I don't recall ever having seen AFTEREFFECT written as a single word. Anyone else?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 21, 2021, 07:20:39 PM
AFTERCARE I needed to ACTUATE my CAREFREE mode...

ozzy, ozzy, ozzy (again...), ozzyjune, ozzymAndias and ozzyjack were our trio of rosetteers; do I detect some modicum of collusion??? Not that I would in any way cast nasturtiums in your collective direction...  ;) ;) ;) Nice collection of fifty ones to you all...

Our trio of rosettenears were 2dognight, dragonman and doxydaisy - well done to both rosetteers and rosettenears; what a great effort!!!

Not wanting a reduction in height, I avoided being two short and, instead, opted for three - I was joined there by Maudland. Jancsika and rogue_mother were one further back followed closely by Roddles on forty six.

vizal scored forty words even; auntiemo thirty nine and yet again I failed to locate blackrockrose on the scoreboard - being too distracted again one presumes...

rogue_mother, doxydaisy, ozzyjack, ozzymAndias, 2dognight, dragonman, myself and ozzyjune all made it into maven territory.

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 22, 2021, 03:43:46 PM
Well, today's was a doozy! Suffice it to say we only had two rosetteers - congrats to ozzyjune (a regular here - 3? in a row???) and Maudland. Fifty six common words would have done it...

Big gap to fifty with dragonman, rogue_mother, myself, auntiemo and ozzyjack all clustered at the half-ton - I missed MOTTOES, OPUSES, POETESSES (I was rather chuffed when I got poetess but couldn't go one step further...), POMPOUS, SUTTEE and TOSSUP. Jancsika was one further back, yelnats one behind him and Roddles one behind him.

vizal had the answer to life, the universe and everything and ozzymAndias failed to get the 'answer' by one. :(

Still no sign of blackrockrose - come back Rosetta, wee miss you...

Mavens were impossible to get from our crew - not even Rogue_mother could must up the required eighty four words to achieve that lofty status...

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on December 23, 2021, 04:10:04 AM
Perhaps the less said about yesterday's puzzle, the better, but here goes anyway. I missed poetess, poetesses, smote (!), tempest (after finding tempestuous), topmost (after finding outmost, upmost, and utmost, duh), and tossup. I definitely smote my head after seeing the solution.  My performance on the upcoming puzzles may suffer similarly as I become increasingly distracted by Christmas preparations.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on December 23, 2021, 12:34:20 PM
Struggling to get near a rosette with today’s puzzle!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 23, 2021, 01:32:41 PM
Struggling to get near a rosette with today’s puzzle!

Being two behind you, that's just what I want to hear...  :-P :-P :-P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 23, 2021, 01:34:25 PM
Didn't feel so bad to miss by one when I saw it was systole. Although I know the word in the deep recesses of my mind, it is systolic that is common to me.  Would question the status of systole.

I'd back you up on that Rod...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 23, 2021, 03:16:41 PM
PRIOR to taking my KOPEK to the KIOSK at the ROOKERIES, I needed to see the PRIORESS in charge of the local PRIORIES - needless to say, I fell six words short of the requisite forty nine common words in today's 7bm...

Only two rosetteers in our bunch, those being ozzyjack and ozzyjune - well done both of you but especially you, Jack, for your mavenhood!!!

We had three rosettenears being doxydaisy, dragonman and rogue_mother who all managed maven status while yelnats and Maudland (at least you moved up the table in the last hour!) were just two short. ozzymAndias was next on forty five; Roddles managed forty four; 2dognight and I managed forty three - six off the pace.

Jancsika had the answer, that being forty two, followed closely by auntiemo and then vizal with forty one and forty respectively.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on December 23, 2021, 03:36:19 PM
I probably should've had an espresso to give my brain a jump start ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on December 23, 2021, 05:44:19 PM
I must not be concentrating well enough. I had prioress but not priories, propose but missed proposer, I also totally missed oppress, oppresses and oppressor. I can excuse myself for kookier and kopek... but I should have found spoor.
I love seeing which words other players have missed.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on December 23, 2021, 10:05:38 PM
Possessor would have allowed me  to possess a rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on December 24, 2021, 03:55:27 AM

I love seeing which words other players have missed.

I wasn't going to list all my omissions this time for fear of wearing out my typing fingers but since you asked so nicely:

KOPEK, PORKER, PRIOR, PRIORESS, PRIORIES, ROOKERIES and SORER.

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on December 24, 2021, 07:32:40 AM
Congratulations on your rosettes, ozzies Jack and June!

Like doxydaisy, I needed some espresso.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on December 24, 2021, 07:34:07 AM
Missed espresso and kopek. Should have got espresso as we have an espresso machine but we don't have a kopek machine!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on December 24, 2021, 11:11:39 AM
PRIORESS (I wonder why PRIORESSES wasn’t common - the plurals often are, too?) and KOPEK for me. Never knowingly under-coffeed.

(I actually woke in the night with ROOKERIES to add! and one other which I can’t remember 😂)

The ozzies are on great form!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 24, 2021, 03:14:53 PM
I'm not even going to attempt to make a COHEREnt sentence out of the words I missed today...

Rosetteers, of which five of our number featured, did well to find all thirty two common words. Congratulations to doxydaisy, Roddles, ozzyjune, Maudland and ozzyjack! Rosettenears included Jancsika and dragonman - also a great effort!

Two short of the main game were 2dognight and ozzymAndias while rogue_mother and I managed just twenty eight. yelnats managed twenty six and vizal found twenty four commons. Still no sign of blackrockrose - I trust she is simply taking a sabbatical...  ???

Our mavens of the day consisted of doxydaisy, dragonman, rogue_mother and 2dognight - an awesome effort from each and every one of you...  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on December 24, 2021, 03:51:12 PM
CHERT (another word unknown to me, so I don't feel too bad....)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on December 25, 2021, 03:14:02 PM
I'm just going to keep telling myself that I'll get back into gear after the "silly season" is over...
In case anyone is interested today, I missed all of the following words.....accept, apace, carapace, cheep, crape, perpetrate, prate, precept, preheat.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 25, 2021, 09:01:27 PM
You're not Robinson Crusoe there Moyra, I missed ACCEPT, APACE, CAPER, PACER, PARAPET, PEPPER, PERPETRATE, PRECEPT, PREHEAT, RECAP, REPARTEE and TAPPET...

No rosetteers today but doxydaisy, dragonman and Roddles were rosettenears - obviously able to avoid the silly season somehow...  ;D ;D ;D

rogue_mother and ozzyjune were one further back and two short as a result on forty four with Jancsika close on their heels. Big gap to vizal on forty then yelnats on thirty nine, then ozzymAndias on thirty eight, auntiemo on that wonderful prime number thirty seven, which is made up to two digits which themselves are primes and that, if put in reverse order, is also a prime! My guess is that that is just too much information for most of you!!!  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

I managed a lousy thirty four while it seems ozzyjack and blackrockrose were no shows.

I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all the 7bm crew a wonderful festive season and hope that 2022 will see the back of this covid mess we've been living through...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on December 26, 2021, 05:33:42 AM
For some unknown reason, I couldn't see peach or tappet. Sigh.

RTT, as best I could tell from previous posts, blackrockrose was having technology issues with her modem and/or router and was waiting for a replacement. I'm sure she'll be back as soon as all that gets sorted out.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 26, 2021, 03:16:03 PM
Well, I looked at words starting with cut and others starting with out but failed to consider putting those two together to thereby claim a rosette!!! Doh! Being a rosettenear will have to do for today...

We did have a clutch of rosetteers however with auntiemo leading off, followed by 2dognight, dragonman, Roddles, ozzyjune and ozzyjack. Congrats to you all! Rosettenears did well to get thirty common words and yelnats, Jancsika, rogue_mother and myself should all be congratulated as well, shouldn't we folks?  ;) ;) ;)

doxydaisy was two short while ozzymAndias managed twenty seven. vizal was close behind on twenty six. All good scores.

doxydaisy and dragonman were our mavens today with rogue_mother close but missing out on the cigar - probably better for your health anyway, rogue!  ;)

On to todays 7bm - good luck everyone and I hope you are all recovered from the usual over-indulgences of the silly season...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on December 26, 2021, 04:59:35 PM
If I had considered I was in the rosettnear cohort, I could have got a rosette! And at one time I was the only player with 3.

One to go again today.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on December 26, 2021, 07:48:33 PM
Like you John I missed cutout plus hutch. Did ok with today's puzzle so thankfully no need to report missed words tomorrow. Best of luck all and my very best wishes to everyone for the festive season! Keep well and stay safe!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on December 27, 2021, 12:36:23 AM
Just like for several others, cutout was my downfall.

RTT, I have never smoked a cigar, but I confess, I enjoy the smell of a good one!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: RL on December 27, 2021, 08:56:28 AM
Like you Rogue-mother I too enjoy the smell of a good cigar. I only try 7by many occasionally and still getting used to the concept,but will keep trying
lisa
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on December 27, 2021, 10:17:07 AM
Well played, everyone! It looks like there are a fair few rosetteers today. Wish me luck!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 27, 2021, 11:45:11 AM
^^^^^^^

Good luck... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on December 27, 2021, 01:46:18 PM
I'm off for a few days with the family so you may or may not see me here...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on December 27, 2021, 03:16:33 PM
No excuses for my lack of words....Boxing Day was a very big day!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on December 27, 2021, 03:27:52 PM
EUREKA! I missed it!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on December 27, 2021, 05:28:05 PM
It won't be the same without you RTT!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on December 27, 2021, 09:09:14 PM
For those who are interested, I'm back!

My technology problems are solved, and I've been away spending Christmas with children and grandchildren.

Playing with the youngest generation left me with no time for Chi, but now I have a few days to myself.

I will probably disappear again in the second and fourth weeks of January, when I will be welcoming grandchildren to stay with me to give their parents a break during the long school holidays. 

Did I miss any news about Mike?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on December 28, 2021, 01:28:23 AM
Welcome back, blackrockrose!

I hope you enjoyed your time with the littlies. And enjoyed Christmas generally!

I don’t think there’s been any news about Mike - although I was off for a couple of days too, so might have missed something. Perhaps that’s wishful thinking …
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on December 28, 2021, 01:29:57 AM
I'm off for a few days with the family so you may or may not see me here...

Enjoy your trip, RTT - we’ll miss you in the 7BM club!
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Post by: Maudland on December 28, 2021, 01:31:27 AM
 :-\
It’s a shame I didn’t accrue one more point …
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Post by: rogue_mother on December 28, 2021, 03:56:04 AM
I failed to earmark the right page in my macrame instructions.
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Post by: Alan W on December 28, 2021, 03:17:59 PM
Did I miss any news about Mike?

No, I'm afraid there's been no news.
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Post by: ridethetalk on December 28, 2021, 03:49:50 PM
EUREKA!!! If I'd only got that I'd have got a rosette...

On the road on my phone so please forgive typos.

Rosetteers were aplenty today starting with ozzyjune and continuing with doxydaisy,, dragonman, ozzymAndias and ozzyjack. Well done all.

Rosettenears consisted of yelnats, Maudland and myself - close but no cigar...

rogue_mother and Roddles were both two short on twenty seven common words discovered. Jancsika came next one further back followed by vizal on twenty-five.

I wonder what today's puzzle will bring??? Apart from the joy of the hunt...

This was from yesterday's that I forgot to post...
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Post by: ridethetalk on December 28, 2021, 04:17:39 PM
So, today's now...

auntiemo led off the rosetteers today followed by the three ozzys - well done all of you for getting the needed twenty seven words. Rosettenears included doxydaisy and Maudland - so close, get so far...

dragonman, rogue_mother and blackrockrose are the sort arses today being way two short for their own good. ;) Welcome back blackrockrose, we have missed you...

Jancsika was on his lonesome at three off the pace while yelnats and I were one further back on twenty three. Then a gap to vizal on eighteen and finally Roddles on thirteen - my guess is they've been too preoccupied with celebrations to spend much time on Chi.

Apologies if I've missed anyone. Mobile phones are a challenge in themselves for someone of my advanced years... ;)
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Post by: Maudland on December 28, 2021, 11:34:09 PM
Hope you’re having fun, John!

I don’t feel too bad that I was OUTPOINTed on yesterday’s puzzle. Never heard of it. Wouldn’t have (obviously didn’t!) guessed it.
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Post by: rogue_mother on December 29, 2021, 12:35:10 AM
It's not difficult to outpoint a rogue when she fails to pinpoint the solution, But like Maudland I just didn't know outpoint, never would have found it. I had to look it up.

And congratulations to doxydaisy and OzzymAndias for making it to maven! Not an easy feat for this puzzle.
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Post by: doxydaisy on December 29, 2021, 07:50:48 AM
Thank you rogue_mother! I missed output doh! This puzzle was definitely a struggle for my feeble brain. The current one is even worse!
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Post by: Maudland on December 29, 2021, 11:14:58 AM
Very few rosettes on this one !
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Post by: blackrockrose on December 29, 2021, 01:44:52 PM
I missed just outpoint and pinpoint too, R-M.

Great minds think alike – or fail to.
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Post by: blackrockrose on December 29, 2021, 01:47:20 PM
Ozzyjack, I see you're way ahead of Ozzyjune and Ozzymandias in today's puzzle, so far.

Is the sky falling in?
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Post by: Ozzyjack on December 29, 2021, 03:21:46 PM
Hi Moyra,  June and I were on 9 to go mid morning when we compared the words we had by the number of other people who had them.  This generally identifies the position of the words you are missing..   I stayed home while they went shopping. After they got home, June caught up when we both had one word to go.  We knew the words were adjacent but mine was an easy word and hers was more difficult.  Andrew was busy on other tasks. 

I can now reveal we were both looking for a word between bearer and blare.  I got blabber before she got besmear.

As you pointed out, it is a rare occurrence.
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Post by: ridethetalk on December 29, 2021, 06:31:10 PM
Been out walking in the Victorian high country.

As you will all be aware, the ozzy's jack and june were our only rosetteers today. Kudos to them both.

doxydaisy was our sole rosettenear and blackrockrose our sole two shorter on fifty three (apparently this isn't so, Maudland was our sole two shorter - blackrockrose was our sole person three off the pace! My apologies to both of you - I'll claim squinting at a mobile screen in defence...). There were a clutch of people on fifty two: yelnats, Jancsika, rogue_mother and Roddles.

ozzymAndias on fifty one then dragonman on forty seven. vizal and auntiemo on forty six and lastly came my own good self having not had much of a run at it (though today was probably a good day for that) on a paltry thirty four...

It's too much looking for mavens, I'll leave that for someone else to report on...

Reporting from a lookout at Mount Buffalo
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Post by: Maudland on December 30, 2021, 02:07:42 AM
I was two short too, John - even SMALLER than usual - maybe that’s why you didn’t spot me!

Congratulations to RM, doxydaisy, Jack, and ozzymAndias for their stonking maven scores - kings and queens of the Chi REALM!
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Post by: rogue_mother on December 30, 2021, 03:42:35 AM
I didn't just fall short; I fell flat on my face, missing barbell, besmear, reassess and reassesses.
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Post by: ridethetalk on December 30, 2021, 04:06:34 PM
Back on the 'puter now - got home just as the 7bm ticked over - it's currently 32°C in beautiful downtown Melbourne...

Don't be so down on yourself r_m, I had 22 words outstanding!!! That in ITSELF wasn't so bad, if I truly FESSES [sic] up, I didn't give it much of a go - too busy enjoying sights like the one I've attached to yesterday's post...

Well, today's 7bm saw three of us in the rosetteer club; Maudland, ozzyjune and ozzyjack - well done to all of you...  ;D

dragonman and rogue_mother took out spots in the rosettenears and should also be congratulated. Jancsika, auntiemo, myself and blackrockrose have a bit of growing to do as we were all two short!  :-P :-P :-P

yelnats, doxydaisy and Roddles came next on thirty one common words and three off the pace; 2dognight was next on thirty then vizal and ozzymAndias a further two back. RL managed a creditable twenty words as they start to get their collective heads around the 7bm...

Mavens included doxydaisy, rogue_mother, auntiemo, dragonman, ozzyjune, ozzyjack, Maudland and blackrockrose - whilst plentiful amongst our crew, nonetheless a mighty achievement... (Alan, we need a congratulatory emoticon!)
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Post by: auntiemo on December 30, 2021, 05:17:22 PM
Effetely and fleetly.....
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Post by: ridethetalk on December 30, 2021, 06:44:49 PM
Effetely and fleetly.....

So, you had effete and fleet... Nuff sed... :-R :-R :-R
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Post by: blackrockrose on December 30, 2021, 07:11:09 PM
Leftist and testifies (but I had testify)!!!!
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Post by: doxydaisy on December 30, 2021, 08:01:15 PM
Effetely .. fleetest .. stiffest. Couldn't see the woods for the trees in that puzzle. Onward and upward!
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Post by: Dragonman on December 30, 2021, 09:08:13 PM
LEFTIES....but I had it surrounded.
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Post by: jancsika on December 31, 2021, 07:09:20 AM
FILET and FLEETLY (I found FILLET and FLEET though).

Interestingly, more people found FEISTILY (rare) than LIFESTYLE (common).
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Post by: ridethetalk on December 31, 2021, 09:31:26 AM
Interestingly, more people found FEISTILY (rare) than LIFESTYLE (common).

I was quite surprised that feistily was rare (and I got it before I got lifestyle...) - it's really interesting (infuriating) how blind spots deny us the final few words...
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Post by: ridethetalk on December 31, 2021, 03:15:30 PM
Well, I’m a happy vegemite (even though, as an import, I never got a taste for it!) having managed to get all twenty three common words in a challenging game. My last word found was, surprise, surprise, CONCISION. This was the lowest scoring common word by play – it would be interesting to hear whether others got this last as well or had it as one of their missing words.

Rosetteers were, drum roll, ME (!!! – it doesn’t happen often), rogue_mother, Jancsika (who also managed his difficult task of having no rare words amongst them!), Roddles, ozzymAndias, ozzyjune and ozzyjack – it was a tough, low scoring puzzle but we got there…

Rosettenears consisted of auntiemo, doxydaisy, Maudland and dragonman – really close but no cigar!  ;) ;) ;) Next was blackrockrose on twenty one then 2dognight and yelnats on twenty. I seem to recall whisky being mentioned a week or so ago and he tipped the scales at eighteen followed closely by vizal on seventeen.

RL (Roger& Lisa) managed only single figures today on eight but, considering the difficulty, it’s surprising they tried this one at all!!!

No mavens were spotted amongst our number but the epithet above applies to this as well…

I'm looking forward to the new, improved 7bm and wish to once again thank Alan for all his efforts on our behalf.

(https://c.tenor.com/PXwFTB80WIwAAAAj/bravo.gif)
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Post by: jancsika on December 31, 2021, 09:57:46 PM
Jancsika (who also managed his difficult task of having no rare words amongst them!),

Yes and no mistakes either. It's only the second time it ever happened so I'm quite chuffed! Like yourself "CONCISION" was the last word I found. Indeed I was slightly hesitant to put it in, in case it was "rare " (I don't think I'd ever use it, and would consider "conciseness" as being more usual) but I played it anyway and the gamble payed off..


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Post by: rogue_mother on January 01, 2022, 02:12:22 AM
I got concision fairly early on. The last common that I found was unison. And the less said about my hit rate, the better lol!

 I hope RL will stick with us. This puzzle format takes some getting used to, but I find it liberating. So many times when I play the other puzzles, I have said, "If only I had another O (or S, or C, or whatever)."
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Post by: Maudland on January 01, 2022, 02:20:50 AM
Perhaps because we’re having a mild spell in the UK, I forgot to pack my SNOOD 😐
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Post by: Maudland on January 01, 2022, 02:21:59 AM
Congratulations to all the rosetteers!
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Post by: RL on January 01, 2022, 10:07:46 AM
Yes RM i'm going to stick with it, and now that Alan is changing the format it will be easier for me,
you have been my inspiration since I first started playing chi ,it's always my ambition to catch you but that very seldom happens,when Roger plays too we always say " where's Mum?
lisa"
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Post by: ridethetalk on January 01, 2022, 03:15:56 PM
Welcome to 2022 everyone (at least here in Australia!) and we’re already seeing some amazing efforts from people here in the 7bm club – Les, I’m sure, would be proud!!! 💕💕💕

Kicking us off in the rosetteers is doxydaisy, followed by yelnats, 2dognight, ozzyjune, auntiemo, rogue_mother and Roddles – kudos to you all… Rosettenears also featured strongly with Jancsika, dragonman, Maudland, ozzymAndias and myself – that makes a total of twelve rosetteers/rosettenears!!! I obviously haven’t been doing any tailoring recently because I missed getting CALICO.

blackrockrose was all on her own in being two short on an even twenty common words while ozzyjack and vizal were both on nineteen words. RL made a strong comeback on eighteen and looks to have swallowed the 7bm bug whole… 😂😂😂

rogue_mother, dragonman and 2dognight all managed to achieve maven status as well as their rosetteer/rosettenear bragging rights…
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Post by: jancsika on January 01, 2022, 11:52:02 PM
And a happy new year to you and to the rest of the crew. After the seasonal excesses I've resolved to reduce my caloric / calorific intake...

Actually CALORIC was my undoing. Apparently it means the same as CALORIFIC, but the latter is more common in the UK whereas the former is more common in the US. That's my excuse anyway!
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Post by: Maudland on January 02, 2022, 03:07:59 AM
Chi has been a great comfort to me through 2021, as well as an engaging challenge. And the forum is part of that - I’ve even started contributing more than twice a year! Long may it continue! Thanks to all for this, and wishing you a new and improved year.

CALORIC was my downfall too, Jancsika, which sounds about right 😋
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Post by: Dragonman on January 02, 2022, 04:26:52 AM
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CALORIC was my downfall too, Jancsika, which sounds about right 😋



Amen to that  ;D
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Post by: rogue_mother on January 02, 2022, 04:45:51 AM
Naturally I was very happy to be both a rosetteer and a maven today. Neither caloric nor calorific gave me much trouble, as I got both of them early on. The common that took me longest to find was cocoa.
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Post by: doxydaisy on January 02, 2022, 07:50:51 AM
I was the complete opposite to you rogue_mother. Cocoa was one of my first words and caloric took me the longest to find.

A great big HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone! May it bring joy, peace, happiness and most of all health! And to dragonman and me lots of financial gain ;D
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Post by: Ozzyjack on January 02, 2022, 08:12:16 AM
I missed corral, folio and official

I knew from an early word count with Andrew that I was missing an "O" after Offal and I still missed it.
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Post by: ridethetalk on January 02, 2022, 03:21:09 PM
ozzyjune pulled out all stops today to take out our sole rosette – well done you!!! Four of us ended up as rosettenears with forty three commons found – they were doxydaisy, yelnats, Maudland and Roddles. Close, so very close…

Those vying for the diminutive award at two short were rogue_mother and ozzyjack whilst dragonman was one further back on forty. I scored thirty nine while auntiemo and ozzymAndias racked up thirty eight commons.

blackrockrose managed thirty six and 2dognight found thirty. vizal came in at twenty five and RL twenty four.

My oversights were ANNOTATION, INTONATION, NARRATION, ORATORIO and the third common word using all the letters: TOTALITARIAN – missing that probably means I ain’t one… 😉

rogue_mother was our stand-out maven today – your command of the English language astounds!!!
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Post by: ridethetalk on January 02, 2022, 03:50:23 PM
doxydaisy and blackrockrose are on fire today…  :-P :-P :-P
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Post by: auntiemo on January 02, 2022, 06:21:39 PM
Attain, attrition, lanolin, littoral, narration and TRAIT....but I had traitor. Sometimes you just don't see it!!!!
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Post by: rogue_mother on January 03, 2022, 03:02:52 AM
Thanks for trying to move me up a notch, RTT, but I actually missed three: initiator, narration, and notional.
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Post by: jancsika on January 03, 2022, 03:22:28 AM
ATTAIN and LARIAT for me.
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Post by: ridethetalk on January 03, 2022, 10:28:30 AM
ozzyjune pulled out all stops today to take out our sole rosette – well done you!!! Four of us ended up as rosettenears with forty three commons found – they were doxydaisy, yelnats, Maudland and Roddles. Close, so very close…

Those vying for the diminutive award at two short were rogue_mother and ozzyjack whilst dragonman was one further back on forty. I scored thirty nine while auntiemo and ozzymAndias racked up thirty eight commons.

blackrockrose managed thirty six and 2dognight found thirty. vizal came in at twenty five and RL twenty four.

My oversights were ANNOTATION, INTONATION, NARRATION, ORATORIO and the third common word using all the letters: TOTALITARIAN – missing that probably means I ain’t one… 😉

rogue_mother was our stand-out maven today – your command of the English language astounds!!!

I must be going cross-eyed or something (probably the or something!)  :o :o :o - HJ (Jancsika) was our sole diminutive winner with the meaning for life, the universe and everything with rogue_mother and ozzyjack in the next position on forty one...

Sorry all, I'll try to do better in future - no promises though!  :-P :P :-P
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Post by: Maudland on January 03, 2022, 11:11:35 AM
I missed LITTORAL - a new one on me.

I like your anti totalitarian stance on numbers, John  ;)
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Post by: Ozzyjack on January 03, 2022, 12:17:48 PM
Annotation, intonation and littoral
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Post by: blackrockrose on January 03, 2022, 01:49:55 PM
Initiator, littoral, tiara (!!!) and totalitarian.
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Post by: ridethetalk on January 03, 2022, 05:53:01 PM
Well I found this one very challenging - lots of wasted time shuffling letters around without getting very far!

Maudland, ozzyjune, ozzymAndias managed the number of weeks in a year as well as all the common words in today’s 7bm thereby achieving rosetteer status – I found this one quite difficult and send my heartfelt congrats to you all!!! Rosettenears must have kicked themselves for that single missing word, and the ones with the sore ankles today are 2dognight, blackrockrose, Roddles and ozzyjack.

doxydaisy and Jancsika take out the miniature prize for being two short while rogue_mother was just shy of bringing up the half-ton! dragonman was one further back on forty eight and yelnats found forty six. I uncovered forty five and HERETO I send myself back to the CRECHE until this HOODOO is removed. Perhaps a CHEERER and a CHORD on the piano will make sure I am not HOODOOED THERETO.

Meanwhile vizal discovered forty four commons, auntiemo found the meaning of life, the universe and everything and RL was in the game at thirty nine.

Mavens there were aplenty today with doxydaisy, rogue_mother, 2dognight, ozzymAndias, dragonman, blackrockrose, ozzyjack and ozzyjune all finding at least the seventy two words necessary to join this club… Well done all!!! :D :D :D
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Post by: jancsika on January 03, 2022, 06:20:00 PM
I was Hoodoo(ed,).
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Post by: auntiemo on January 03, 2022, 06:55:30 PM
It appears I was in good company yesterday...hoodoo and hoodooed, heeded, chert, creche, crotch,  chord and cheerer, echoed and hetero. I really struggled...obviously.
And then there is today's puzzle.....
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Post by: 2dognight on January 03, 2022, 07:14:19 PM
you are not wrong about sore ankles
Missed herded I ask you
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Post by: Ozzyjack on January 03, 2022, 07:28:18 PM
I had the horrors but didn’t have HORROR.
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Post by: ridethetalk on January 03, 2022, 08:53:13 PM
Whoa auntiemo! …and go blackrockrose  :-P :-P :-P
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Post by: rogue_mother on January 04, 2022, 09:50:46 AM
I was hoodooed by the hooded character practicing hoodoo. At least I was able to reach maven.

Well done, all you rosetteers and rosettenears!!
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Post by: ridethetalk on January 04, 2022, 03:27:14 PM
We had a better representation in the rosetteers today with auntiemo, blackrockrose, ozzymAndias, ozzyjune and rogue_mother all getting the requisite eight2 common words. Rosettenears were MIA, but ozzyjack joined the ranks of the wee ones being two short!!!

Next cabs off the rank were doxydaisy, Roddles, vizal and Maudland on sixty one with yelnats and Jancsika one further back on sixty. Next were myself and dragonman on fifty nine (five off the pace) – apparently, I was SENSING, not SEEING, the EFFIGIES of my GINSENG get DINGED and failed to spot those other five words! :-R :-R :-R

RL was back on a creditable thirty six – it appears Roger and Lisa have got the hang of this…

rogue_mother, doxydaisy, auntiemo, myself, ozzymAndias and dragonman all managed to spot enough words to be considered mavens…

Will auntiemo get her rosette before I get to post this, like she did yesterday???  ??? ??? ???
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Post by: jancsika on January 04, 2022, 09:31:10 PM
Since I found GENII but not GENIE and GIGGING but not GIGGED, I'm going to need GEEING up ..
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Post by: rogue_mother on January 05, 2022, 09:49:25 AM
A rare rosette for the rogue. Yay! Happy to have lots of company. The last common word I found was ginseng.
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Post by: Maudland on January 05, 2022, 10:17:11 AM
A rogue rosette and a blackrockrosette! Well I never …

Well, true, I never, because the EFFIGIES DINGED me and I nodded off before the ENDING  :-P Too many words! Congrats to all the rosetteers and those who had the stamina to get Maven!!
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Post by: ridethetalk on January 05, 2022, 03:24:32 PM
In another high word count game, with a total of sixty two common words needed to score a rosette, three of our number were rosetteers: auntiemo, ozzyjune and ozzyjack – well done all of you!!! Almost but not quite making it and so becoming rosettenears were rogue_mother and Maudland – congrats to you as well!

There were three of us in the miniature category being two short: blackrockrose, myself and dragonman. I would have needed an AMALGAM of good luck and persistence to land this particular fish, though GAFFING would also have done the trick… Coming in at fifty nine was doxydaisy while Jancsika, ozzymAndias and yelnats were one further back.

vizal scored fifty six while RL seems to have had something better to do as they got one of the three common words using all the letters and then begged off! Speaking of which FLIMFLAMMING common, really!!! ??? ??? ??? I got it but seriously didn't expect it to be common!

rogue_mother, doxydaisy, myself and auntiemo managed to find the needed total to become mavens!!!
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Post by: blackrockrose on January 05, 2022, 03:37:59 PM
The fact that i missed angina is giving me a pain in(ning) the chest.
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Post by: Ozzyjack on January 05, 2022, 03:51:48 PM
At one stage I was one ahead of June but she found amalgam and mainlining before I found infilling.
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Post by: doxydaisy on January 05, 2022, 06:22:14 PM
Flimflamming got me beat. Like you John I wouldn't think it would be common. Also had flinging but in my excitement missed fling!

Congrats to all who did well with this one. I don't know about anyone else but I find the puzzles ending in 'ing' very tedious :-Z
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Post by: jancsika on January 05, 2022, 06:31:11 PM
AIMING and MAIMING, which I really should have found,, LIMING, which is in the grey area, and FLAGMAN, which I'd never have found in a million years, never having come across it before.

I agree with the general consensus on FLIMFLAMMING. I found it, but don't think it's particularly common.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on January 06, 2022, 10:20:12 AM
Yeah, FLAGMAN got me, too. Can’t think a man carrying a flag for signalling is a common thing??

And I agree about FLIMFLAMMING with my head, but my heart …
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Post by: auntiemo on January 06, 2022, 03:20:46 PM
Oh dear...I missed bonnie....but had bonnier. Also missed oriole.
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Post by: Ozzyjack on January 06, 2022, 03:27:50 PM
Moyra, Bonnie will forgive you.  The last one I got was oriele.  I got oriel early and was disappointed it was rare but it was out of desperation that I put an " e" on the end. I didn't expect it to be a word.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on January 06, 2022, 03:42:39 PM
I "assumed" bonny would be the common spelling. I should know by now what assuming does!!
And you really fluked the mistyping bit if adding an e to oriel gave you the common word ORIOLE.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 06, 2022, 04:18:29 PM
2dognight leads the field into rosetteer space with ozzyjune, doxydaisy, ozzyjack and Roddles joining her – good job all… The thirty nine common words were well deserved!

Just missing out (and becoming rosettenears as a result) were rogue_mother and Maudland. auntiemo and dragonman are losing stature this time with auntiemo missing out because of a BONNIE ORIOLE!!! 😉😉😉

ozzymAndias was one further back with yelnats one behind him on thirty five. Jancsika and I scored thirty four while blackrockrose was a further two back on thirty two. vizal managed twenty seven and would have thought it a bit rum to not get REBELLION, I’m sure… :-R :-R :-R

rogue_mother, doxydaisy, 2dognight and auntiemo achieved greatness with their maven scores!!!

Personally, I missed BEERIER, INBORN, LEONINE, LIBELLER and ORIOLE - the last of which seems to have tripped up many...
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Post by: yelnats on January 06, 2022, 05:23:14 PM
Quote
Yeah, FLAGMAN got me, too. Can’t think a man carrying a flag for signalling is a common thing??

Around here nearly every building site or roadworks area has a flagman or two who seem to be 50+% female!


Missed algal, amalgam, flimflamming, and mainlining.

Missed brill, leonine, libber, and online.

I don't feel bad about flimflamming, mainlining, brill or libber (had to change most back after my tablet changed them to something it knew!).
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Post by: jancsika on January 06, 2022, 07:03:21 PM
Jancsika and I scored thirty four

BOBBIN, BONNIE, (although I got BONNIER, on the basis of the adjective being BONNY), LIBBER, LIBELLER and LOONIER.

I was glad to see BEERIER put in an appearance. I'm not sure how common it actually is in real life, but sentences like "Friday night was beery, but Saturday night was even beerier' have a pleasing ring to them!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on January 07, 2022, 02:02:24 AM
BRINIER and LIBBER were my downfall.


I have done a little better today  ;D
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Post by: rogue_mother on January 07, 2022, 03:06:06 AM
I need to make a beeline to the observation deck. Maybe I can spot more words from there!
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Post by: Maudland on January 07, 2022, 05:06:25 AM
Wow, there’s a feast of rosettes tonight! Fingers crossed!

I’m mad that I missed LOONIER yesterday …
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Post by: doxydaisy on January 07, 2022, 05:47:48 AM
Yes Maudland it's the most rosettes I've seen and I think it must be a record for the 7bm puzzle.
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Post by: Maudland on January 07, 2022, 09:18:53 AM
Ooh yes, surely must be? If only we had someone who could tell us … 🤔
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Alan W on January 07, 2022, 01:48:16 PM
The previous record for most rosettes in a 7BM was the EXCAVATED puzzle of 12 October 2021, yielding 64 rosettes.

So far the current puzzle has 67, so you're right, doxydaisy and Maudland.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Alan W on January 07, 2022, 03:48:46 PM
Ridethetalk has been unable to access the forum using his computer today, and I was unable to help him sort things out. So there may be no 7bm summary from him today - or maybe he's laboriously writing it up on his phone at this very moment.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on January 07, 2022, 03:49:49 PM
Looks like everyone in the club got a rosette. Might be a first time for this as well!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Alan W on January 07, 2022, 03:55:17 PM
No, not me (vizal), though I was sorely tempted when RTT sent me screenshots of his Chi screen. But I resisted.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 07, 2022, 04:08:49 PM
My ISP's suggestion was to shut my router down for 2 hours to obtain a new IP address - this seems to have done the trick but I'm a bit disappointed that the "tech support" was little more than "turn it off and turn it back on again" with a long delay between the two...

Sorry for tempting you Alan - I'll try to remember in future.  :-R :-R :-R  I'll get stuck into the 7bm now...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 07, 2022, 04:33:07 PM
OK, here's today's

With twenty one common words required, it would seem that it will be easier to say who didn’t get a rosette in this one but, in fairness to the efforts of everyone involved, here goes: rosetteers for today were ozzyjune, auntiemo, blackrockrose, doxydaisy, ozzyjack, yelnats, dragonman, Jancsika, rogue_mother, Maudland, ozzymAndias and myself – this was (as previously posted by Alan) a record number of rosettes for the 7bm but this doesn’t detract from the achievements of all those who managed it…

2dognight was our sole rosettenear amongst our group (so close and yet so far!) but RL was smaller than before by being two short on nineteen commons whilst vizal (distracted by my IT issues) managed fifteen.

Perhaps of greater interest to me was the fact that dragonman and rogue_mother achieved
CHAMPION
status with a total of forty words!!!

Mavens were plentiful as well with 2dognight, myself, ozzymAndias, auntiemo, ozzyjune, Roddles, blackrockrose, ozzyjack, Maudland, yelnats, doxydaisy, Jancsika and Roddles all managing to acquire the minimum twenty seven word total for this level of achievement! 
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on January 07, 2022, 04:56:50 PM
This was the first time I've ever knowningly got a maven. As you know,  I normally try to get rosette without any rare words, so I don't know if this is good or bad  ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on January 08, 2022, 02:31:33 AM
We should be gentle when we pat each other on the back for our achievements so as not to injure ourselves, since there are so many to go around! Good job, all.

The statistics page says that I make cham in the 7bm once a year or less, so apparently I have this year taken care of early on, lol. When I saw that I was close, my hit rate took a nosedive as I tried to reach that goal. The last common word I found was pagan, and the last uncommon word I found was pavin.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on January 08, 2022, 04:01:26 AM
PAGAN was the last word I found as well. In fact my 'maven' came about largely in pursuit of the elusive last word. I noticed that of the 4 least found common words, 3 did not end in -ING. I think that when I, N and G are in the mix people tend to concentrate on -ING words, to the detriment of the others.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on January 08, 2022, 04:36:17 AM
I reckon that’s true - and my maven came about the same way as yours. PANAMA was my last one …
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 08, 2022, 10:23:58 AM
I reckon that’s true - and my maven came about the same way as yours. PANAMA was my last one …

As was mine and my second last was PAGAN - I guess that means I'm common not rare!!!  ;D ;D ;D (Though I do consider my name to be popular not common so maybe I'm amongst the popular people...)  :P :P :P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on January 08, 2022, 12:22:12 PM
Or classic, maybe?

(Mind you, I wouldn’t have thought ridethetalk was that common - is it an Aussie thing?  :P )
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 08, 2022, 01:14:46 PM
Or classic, maybe?

(Mind you, I wouldn’t have thought ridethetalk was that common - is it an Aussie thing?  :P )

More of a prog rock fellow actually... lol

Madeleine, thanks for giving me this opportunity. ridethetalk refers to my 8,500 km bicycle journey around Australia in 2010 promoting energy efficiency because...

...climate change is a thing and my kids' futures are important to me.

Energy efficiency is (still) the quickest, cleanest and cheapest way to reduce carbon emissions. I did this on a pushbike because it's the most efficient form of transport ever devised. (I also met my wife through being in a cycle touring club.) I rode solo, towing a trailer with 40kg of gear, into towns; gave a two hour interactive talk that night and rode out the next morning - I wasn't walking the talk, I was riding the talk...  ;D ;D ;D
The greenest watt ever produced is the one you never use...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 08, 2022, 03:30:14 PM
Another good haul of rosettes today with rogue_mother, ozzyjune, doxydaisy, ozzymAndias, Maudland, myself, blackrockrose and ozzyjack all scoring twenty eight common words found and becoming rosetteers as a result. Good work all! Just a question: does getting two rosettes in a row constitute a run? Because, if it does, we have eight runs on the go…  ;D ;D ;D

We also have a handful of rosettenears in 2dognight, auntiemo, dragonman, Jancsika and Roddles – what word let you down people??? My last was HOOEY…  ???

yelnats was the sole smallish scorer by being two short on twenty six; vizal missed joining him by one and RL appears to have taken the day off…

Mavens were more difficult to achieve today with doxydaisy, dragonman, rogue_mother, blackrockrose and ozzymAndias managing that triumph!!!  :-V :-V :-V
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on January 08, 2022, 03:43:28 PM
Thanks once again for doing this. I really enjoy reading your summaries, or should I say syntheses ;D?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on January 08, 2022, 08:06:38 PM
Yep, I'd call them syntheses – the last word I got.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on January 08, 2022, 09:34:34 PM
I missed HOOEY.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on January 08, 2022, 09:38:56 PM
HOSTESSES   but I got HOSTESS. Dumb or what???
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on January 09, 2022, 05:14:36 AM
Or classic, maybe?

(Mind you, I wouldn’t have thought ridethetalk was that common - is it an Aussie thing?  :P )

More of a prog rock fellow actually... lol

Madeleine, thanks for giving me this opportunity. ridethetalk refers to my 8,500 km bicycle journey around Australia in 2010 promoting energy efficiency because...

...climate change is a thing and my kids' futures are important to me.

Energy efficiency is (still) the quickest, cleanest and cheapest way to reduce carbon emissions. I did this on a pushbike because it's the most efficient form of transport ever devised. (I also met my wife through being in a cycle touring club.) I rode solo, towing a trailer with 40kg of gear, into towns; gave a two hour interactive talk that night and rode out the next morning - I wasn't walking the talk, I was riding the talk...  ;D ;D ;D
The greenest watt ever produced is the one you never use...

Blimey, that’s a huge thing to have done - how long did it take you? And an excellent thing to have done, too 👏🏻🙌🏻
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on January 09, 2022, 05:53:29 AM
My last word was also hooey. Judging by my progress in today's 7bm, my run will be over at two, lol. I'm going to run right into a wall.

You can read about RTT's ride around Australia here (https://www.ridethetalk.com.au/category/the-ride/).
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on January 09, 2022, 07:51:05 AM
My last words were the 3 first Ts - teeth, teethe, tenth.

Thanks, R_M for the reference on John's ride.  Very interesting.

John, does this bring back memories? (https://www.dropbox.com/s/ctm0vyds4s67bms/John.jpg?dl=0)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 09, 2022, 11:04:06 AM
Yes, I was in Townsville and had just given blood - that's me and BOB (my Beast Of Burden)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 09, 2022, 12:18:26 PM
Blimey, that’s a huge thing to have done - how long did it take you? And an excellent thing to have done, too 👏🏻🙌🏻

I left in winter (July here in Oz) and got back home in December. I didn't ride the whole way around Australia because my purpose was to speak to audiences, so, when the distance between towns became greater than 150km, I took other transport. I rode from Melbourne, Victoria, to Rockhampton, Queensland. By that stage I had ridden 4,000 km. I took buses from Rockie to Townsville then Darwin (Northern Territory), Broome and Geraldton (Western Australia).

Back on the bike facing stiff headwinds all the way south to Perth (the trees grew up about 75 cm then headed north!), then down to Albany before heading back to Perth and the train across the Nullarbor to Port Augusta (South Australia) then back on the bike again for the ride to Adelaide and back to Melbourne via the Coorong.

Then, after Christmas with the family, I took the ferry to Devonport (Tasmania) and spent two weeks travelling the island state where I recorded my fastest speed (80 km/hr) travelling down Bust-Me-Gall after having ridden up Break-Me-Neck - something tells me they are normally attacked the other way around!!!  ;D ;D ;D I wasn't slowing for anyone - I didn't like the possibility of the trailer overtaking me!!! The hills in Tasmania are very much like those in the UK but that means the distances need to be multiplied by at least 1.5 to get a more true indication of the difficulty of that day's ride!

I was the recipient of the generosity of dozens of people who opened their homes to me (the not-for-profit I worked for organised billets wherever possible) and saw some magnificent sights - Australia has enough scenery on its shores to make it unnecessary to travel overseas. From pristine white sand beaches to snow-capped mountains; lush tropical rainforests to deserts; we have it all. I saw cane fields burning in northern NSW; dolphins surfing near Geraldton WA; miles and miles of nothing but miles and miles; I rode up 15° grades and down sweeping roads overlooking splendiferous countryside!

In my talks I asked people to do three things they hadn't already done to reduce their energy use; I then asked them to ask three friends to do likewise (why not spread the savings around!) and then, when they had achieved those three things, go back and choose another three! Three is an achievable number and doesn't overwhelm people...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on January 09, 2022, 03:08:29 PM
I would really appreciate it if somebody could please explain how this happens!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 09, 2022, 03:22:25 PM
No idea whatsoever, auntiemo - I just know it happens far too often...  :P :P :P

Well, my run, such that it was, is now over. Rosetteers for today were Maudland, rogue_mother and Roddles – well done all! We had more rosettenears in doxydaisy, auntiemo, Jancsika, ozzyjune, ozzymAndias and ozzyjack.

Nobody scored thirty six common words from our crew which would have made them two short so magnitude was maintained. yelnats and myself were three off the pace and blackrockrose was one further back. dragonman recorded thirty three commons, vizal thirty two and 2dognight thirty one.

I was unable to find RL on the scoreboard so they may be doing other things at present – perhaps the cricket has their attention…

Mavens were few and far between today with only ozzyjack and rogue_mother managing the sixty five words to score this award.

For those keeping score, Maudland and rogue_mother are now on a run of three rosettes…
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on January 09, 2022, 03:30:12 PM
Moyra, if I could explain how all three of us missed MUSEUM, I might be able to give you an answer.. Thanks for the good wishes,
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on January 09, 2022, 04:45:32 PM
To whom it may concern,

The practice of rendering of abbreviations into to their phonetic form has once again cost me rosette.
 
Yours sincerely
Aitchjay
 

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 09, 2022, 05:21:40 PM
To whom it may concern,

The practice of rendering of abbreviations into to their phonetic form has once again cost me rosette.
 
Yours sincerely
Aitchjay

Doh!
JayKay
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 09, 2022, 05:26:00 PM
After my previous SUCCESSES, I am feeling SULLEN from having missed SULLENNESS...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on January 10, 2022, 08:44:56 AM
auntiemo, I would typically miss 'smell' and get the much more difficult words but on this occasion I missed succulence so I didn't have a doh moment this time.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 10, 2022, 09:37:37 AM
I would really appreciate it if somebody could please explain how this happens!
(https://theforum.lexigame.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=4474.0;attach=2282;image)

You need to get a PCR test - you've lost your sense of smell...  :-R :-R :-R
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on January 10, 2022, 01:14:06 PM
As it happens, the abbreviation mentioned by aitchkay was the last common word I found for my rosette. I usually miss it, so I'm not quite sure why it jumped out at me this time. The brain works so randomly.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 10, 2022, 03:20:10 PM
I didn’t do too well today… Suffice it to say, it would take too long to recount all my word failures!

Others went better and they included rosetteers: Roddles, Maudland and ozzyjune. Well done the three of you in discovering all forty nine common words. Rosettenears were slightly more plentiful with yelnats, rogue_mother, doxydaisy and ozzyjack – good efforts all round.

dragonman and Jancsika were next at three off the pace while vizal found the answer to life, the universe and everything!!! I was next on thirty nine – missing my self-imposed target of getting into single figures and, looking at the words I missed, I really should have done better…

Rounding out our troupe of wordsmiths were auntiemo and ozzymAndias who scored thirty eight.

I again failed to find RL who may be on holidays…

Mavens were rare with rogue_mother, doxydaisy and dragonman the only ones flying the flag for us today.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on January 10, 2022, 03:29:07 PM
FINNY! I think finis may be more common!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on January 11, 2022, 05:36:42 AM
The lack of a rosette for this puzzle is infringing on my streak.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on January 11, 2022, 06:32:43 AM
Infringing saw me undone also. Let's see if we can start another streak!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: RL on January 11, 2022, 02:07:01 PM
No RTT not on holidays, just getting into 7bm, and don't always have time, do play the standard and challenge most days
though lisa
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 11, 2022, 02:18:35 PM
I'll keep a lookout for your return then Lisa...  :angel:
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 11, 2022, 03:08:51 PM
Today's synthesis follows:

At twenty common words to earn a rosette, I found this one quite challenging and my hit rate went to hell in a handbasket – this may be appropriate given it was the PITIFULLY game! (Upside: I did get a maven!) Having said that, we had more than a handful of rosetteers today in yelnats, Jancsika, rogue_mother, doxydaisy, Roddles, ozzyjune and Maudland – congrats to all of you!!! 👏👏👏

We also had quite a few rosettenears in the form of auntiemo, 2dognight, dragonman and ozzyjack – well done as well…   8) 8) 8)

vizal and myself were two short entitling us to the infinitesimal award while ozzymAndias was two further back on sweet sixteen commons. By missing FULFILL I failed to FULFIL my desire to get all the common words!!!  :-R :-R :-R

dragonman and doxydaisy cracked it for champion while auntiemo, rogue_mother, 2dognight, Roddles, ozzyjack, Maudland, ozzymAndias, vizal, ozzyjune, myself and yelnats all made it into maven territory…
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Alan W on January 11, 2022, 04:00:07 PM
dragonman and doxydaisy cracked it for champion...

Cham is not short for "champion". See What is a cham? (https://chi.lexigame.com/answers.html#cham) on the Questions and Answers page.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on January 11, 2022, 04:48:14 PM
Might be just me, but  FILLIP.... is that real?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on January 11, 2022, 05:19:39 PM
Quote
Might be just me, but  FILLIP.... is that real?

One of the first I got, and I got a fillip.

Fulfil/l was about my last and I didn't know it was spelled differently in USA.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on January 11, 2022, 06:40:44 PM
Quote
Might be just me, but  FILLIP.... is that real?
Fulfil/l was about my last and I didn't know it was spelled differently in USA.

The fact that these were the two lowest scoring common words seems to imply that a lot of people played one but not the other.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 11, 2022, 10:08:53 PM
Sure is, finding that one gave me one...  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on January 12, 2022, 05:26:27 AM
I failed to FULFIL even though I did FULFILL my aim to get a Maven.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on January 12, 2022, 07:57:03 AM
You wouldn't believe who got FLUFFY and FLUFFILY (rare) but didn't get FLUFF.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on January 12, 2022, 09:16:02 AM
I got fillip almost right away and fulfil not too long after that, just a short click after finding fulfill. I try to stay always conscious of the l/ll duality. The last word I found for my rosette was futility, which I found only after identifying utility just prior.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 12, 2022, 03:18:57 PM
No lack of rosettes today with 2dognight, yelnats, auntiemo, rogue_mother, Roddles, dragonman, ozzyjune, Maudland and myself all becoming rosetteers – my last two words were POPCORN and RANCOR. I really should have got popcorn earlier but I normally spell rancour with a ‘u’ so I’m not surprised it was my last find. Congrats to everyone who found all twenty one common words!!!

We also had two rosettenears in doxydaisy and ozzyjack. Close but no cigar… 😉😉😉 Next was HJ (Jancsika) shrinking into the background and becoming two short on nineteen. Rounding out our coterie were ozzymAndias and vizal who uncovered eighteen commons.

Mavens were more difficult to achieve with doxydaisy, dragonman, 2dognight and rogue_mother achieving this benchmark. Nicely done, you guys and girls…
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on January 13, 2022, 01:10:59 AM
I probably should have found MACRO. I don't think I'd have ever found COPRA though.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 13, 2022, 01:17:23 AM
I probably should have found MACRO. I don't think I'd have ever found COPRA though.

You'll get it in future though, won't you...  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on January 13, 2022, 08:52:10 AM
Rancor was the last common word I found, preceded by copra.

JH, I used to not find copra, but after I missed it enough times, it finally started revealing itself to me.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 13, 2022, 03:44:58 PM
Woo hoo!!! Needless to say, I got a rosette! Let’s launch into today’s round-up of scores in the 7bm…

Rosetteers were fairly plentiful today with 2dognight leading us out. Joining her were myself, auntiemo, Jancsika, ozzyjune and ozzyjack – I expect there were more than one of us who also featured yesterday and so, technically, are on a run now… Well done everyone!!! 👏👏👏

We also had a number of people who just missed out on a rosette but managed to be rosettenears instead: doxydaisy, rogue_mother, Roddles and Maudland all fit that bill – bad luck but a worthy effort nonetheless to find thirty six common words…

dragonman was solitary in the two short category on thirty five while yelnats and vizal were two further back. RL got back onto the scoreboard with a creditable twenty three while ozzymAndias wasn’t up to his usual standard (he mustn’t have spent much time on this one) as he only managed twenty two – either that or ozzyjack had him too busy unravelling rebuses to be able to find common words!

Mavens included dragonman, rogue_mother, doxydaisy and myself (though I only just squeaked it in!) 👏👏👏

My final two common words were GENRE and EVENSONG - obviously I'm not familiar enough with vespers for that last one to be front of mind. If it had been VESPA on the other hand... ;)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on January 13, 2022, 08:04:56 PM
GENRE was my last word.too In fact with one word to go, I was on the cusp of getting a "perfect" score (no rare words, no mistakes), but then NEGRO, GROOVER and VERGER got in the way...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 13, 2022, 11:15:23 PM
GENRE was my last word.too In fact with one word to go, I was on the cusp of getting a "perfect" score (no rare words, no mistakes), but then NEGRO, GROOVER and VERGER got in the way...

Dang!!! BTW. Genre was my second last; evensong was my last...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on January 14, 2022, 03:08:38 AM
Evensong would have been my last common word, if only I had found it. Roger was the last one I found; genre was the first or second.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on January 14, 2022, 09:06:35 AM
I missed EVENSONG. Thus endeth the run.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 14, 2022, 03:48:58 PM
Well the breeziness puzzle effectively ended my run…

Rosetteers needed thirty common words to earn their keep today and doxydaisy, rogue_mother and Roddles all achieved that distinction. Well done one and all! 👏👏👏

Rosettenears will have been kicking themselves over their failed ambitions, yet still should be proud of their (near) achievement – those in this category were 2dognight, dragonman and Maudland…  :-R :-R :-R

We look to be doing things by threes today because those falling two short were Jancsika, myself and ozzyjune. For what it’s worth, my omissions were BENZINE and SISSIES…

Just to break that pattern, ozzyjack was by himself on twenty six common words found. vizal and yelnats found twenty four while auntiemo found twenty one. RL managed thirteen commons and that completes the accomplishments of our little assemblage.

Mavenhood was difficult to achieve with just dragonman and rogue_mother managing that feat… 👏👏👏

Oh, and I now know what the offspring of a male horse and a female zebra is called... (The wonders of Chi...)  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on January 15, 2022, 10:59:52 AM
Basking in my rosetteer status, because if things don't change in the next couple of hours, I will be diminutive tomorrow, not even a rosettenear.

The last common word I got was benzene. It was just a wild guess, thinking that maybe, just maybe, benzine might have an alternate spelling. My almost last word was sissies.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 15, 2022, 04:13:39 PM
Another tough one today with only three rosetteers amongst our number: auntiemo, Roddles and doxydaisy found all fifty eight common words – well done!!! 👏👏👏

I couldn’t see any rosettenears but there were three shrinking violets in yelnats, rogue_mother and dragonman all discovering that finding fifty six common words is just two short…

ozzyjune and Maudland were next on fifty five followed by Jancsika on fifty two. vizal and I were one further back – my attempt at a rosette was GELDED by my inability to see BLUEBELL and BLURB. I almost BLUBBERED at how DELUDED I was in thinking I could get a rosette, considering that DUELED also ELUDED me… Really, I should have done better!!!

I couldn’t find either of the two ozzy boys on the scoreboard nor could I find 2dognight or RL. ☹

Mavens were headed up by rogue_mother (of course) with doxydaisy, dragonman, yelnats, Roddles, me, ozzyjune and auntiemo all managing this achievement. 👏👏👏
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on January 15, 2022, 04:24:58 PM
My last 2 were BLURB and BLUEBELL !
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on January 15, 2022, 05:38:15 PM
I couldn’t find either of the two Ozzy boys on the scoreboard.

Guilty as charged.  I suspect Andrew had a lot of work to do when he got back to Canberra after spending a month up here.

Much as I love Chi, I have mentioned before that I am a slow player and so when they are over 40 words to get, it takes me an age.  I decided about 6 months ago the only game I would play is the 7bymany as I need more time in the day to do other things, including spending some time on the forum.  So I have decided to give the games with over 40 words to play a miss.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on January 15, 2022, 08:47:11 PM
BLUBBERED ELUDED me too!

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on January 16, 2022, 12:52:28 AM
Alas, I did not see the blurb about the belle.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Roddles on January 16, 2022, 07:54:20 AM
Much like Jack, I have pretty much forsaken all other forms of the game for the 7bymany, but lose enthusiasm when the word count gets above 45, and very much so when it is a big count dominated by ING endings.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on January 16, 2022, 09:38:04 AM
Missed bluebell and blurb. I think brain fatigue sets in with a high number game.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 16, 2022, 03:26:40 PM
2dognight led out the rosetteers today followed closely by dragonman, doxydaisy, ozzyjune, Roddles and ozzyjack– well done all on finding the requisite thirty one common words… auntiemo was our sole rosettenear – I wonder what word was the stickler for you???


Nobody wanted to be two short today but rogue_mother, blackrockrose and Maudland were one further back. I was next on twenty six and I was joined there by yelnats. Jancsika scored a quarter ton while ozzymAndias and vizal found twenty two. i missed my rosette because I was paying too much attention to the DAIRYMAID who had decided to REDYE the YARDARM but, inadvertently, she also REDYED the EYRIE…

Mavens were fairly plentiful today with dragonman, auntiemo, doxydaisy, rogue_mother, ozzyjack, 2dognight and blackrockrose all exceeding the answer to life, the universe and everything – congratulations one and all…
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on January 16, 2022, 05:45:46 PM
I went over and over my words...it had to be something "easy" that I was missing. Just one word...so many others have rosettes...etc.,etc.
And yes it was something easy....I missed REDYE....I had REDYED.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 16, 2022, 10:27:14 PM
I went over and over my words...it had to be something "easy" that I was missing. Just one word...so many others have rosettes...etc.,etc.
And yes it was something easy....I missed REDYE....I had REDYED.

Enough to give you redeyes from crying...  (https://theforum.lexigame.com/Smileys/classic/cry.gif) (https://theforum.lexigame.com/Smileys/classic/cry.gif) (https://theforum.lexigame.com/Smileys/classic/cry.gif)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on January 16, 2022, 11:59:14 PM
It was a dreary view from my eyrie on the yardarm.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on January 17, 2022, 08:52:01 AM
I went over and over my words...it had to be something "easy" that I was missing. Just one word...so many others have rosettes...etc.,etc.
And yes it was something easy....I missed REDYE....I had REDYED.

I had REDYE but not REDYED 😳 Also was too busy daydreaming to spot the last two …
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 17, 2022, 03:20:32 PM
Another low word count puzzle, this time needing only twenty common words to earn yourself a rosette! Even so, I still failed though if I’d had help from my NIECE things may have been different…

Rosetteers were headed up by blackrockrose who I noticed finished VERY early. She was joined in her rosetteerness by doxydaisy, auntiemo, dragonman, rogue_mother, ozzyjune, Maudland and ozzyjack. Well done everyone!!! 👏👏👏

There were also a handful of rosettenears who didn’t quite ring the bell – they were 2dognight, Jancsika, yelnats, Roddles and myself. No cigar but my NIECE is better off not smoking… 😒

Next came vizal on sweet sixteen and, not to be outdone, ozzymAndias also managed sixteen! That was the extent of scores from our coterie. Maven scores were difficult to attain with only rogue_mother (naturally) and ozzyjack scoring more than the thirty two words necessary to join that exclusive club today…
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on January 17, 2022, 03:42:37 PM
I had sissies but not cissies, because I've never heard of it, nor has my spellchecker!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on January 17, 2022, 07:21:50 PM
JENNIES. I did think about it by said to myself "Nah, that's a proper name". Doh...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 18, 2022, 03:36:57 PM
Yet another low-scoring 7bm puzzle with four of our number finding all twenty four common words and hence becoming rosetteers extraordinaire! auntiemo led them off with Roddles, ozzyjune and ozzyjack joining her. Rosettenears included 2dognight, dragonman, doxydaisy, Maudland and blackrockrose. I think all nine of you deserve praise…

Well, my SENTENCE for not getting ENSCONCE is to be relegated to the two short club where I was joined by rogue_mother.

vizal and ozzymAndias must have a ‘thing’ going as they both scored twenty commons (yesterday they both scored sixteen and the day before twenty two!) – collusion? who said collusion???  ??? ??? ???

yelnats and Jancsika were one further back on nineteen and that appears to be that. If I missed you off this list, please let me know…

Mavenhood for today was awarded to: just 2dognight and dragonman – where was rogue_mother? you might ask – on thirty four, well below the thirty nine words required. Must have been an off day…  :-R :-R :-R Of course, I can hardly talk, I was way back on thirty one!!!  :-S :-S :-S
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on January 18, 2022, 04:55:05 PM
This is, I think, the third time I've missed nosecone.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on January 18, 2022, 05:42:27 PM
I have to admit I even missed the big word (do people really say "obscenest"? I think "most obscene" would be more common, but I might be wrong...)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 18, 2022, 06:32:06 PM
I have to admit, the same thought went through my mind HJ...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on January 19, 2022, 06:09:15 AM
This is, I think, the third time I've missed nosecone.

That was the one that blew my chances too. I guessed OBSCENEST but it’s a peculiar one …
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on January 19, 2022, 07:13:15 AM

Mavenhood for today was awarded to: just 2dognight and dragonman – where was rogue_mother? you might ask – on thirty four, well below the thirty nine words required. Must have been an off day…  :-R :-R :-R Of course, I can hardly talk, I was way back on thirty one!!!  :-S :-S :-S

Just another senescent Chi player, sitting in the nosecone, waiting to blast off into the empty spaces in her mind...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 19, 2022, 03:26:52 PM
We had a handful of rosetteers today – auntiemo, Jancsika, Roddles, Maudland and ozzyjune – so why did I have so much trouble??? Congratulations to all of you who got the forty three common words needed…

rogue_mother and ozzyjack missed it by “that” much but probably weren’t loving it – they did however get the runner-up prize of a rosettenear as well as the answer to life, the universe and everything!!!

2dognight, doxydaisy and dragonman were made smaller by being two short while blackrockrose and yelnats were prime examples on thirty seven commons found. I managed thirty six (seven off the pace) and vizal scored thirty three. ozzymAndias was MIA as was RL.

To get a maven award you needed sixty or more words in total and only two of our cohort managed that feat – ozzyjack and rogue_mother – well done both of you. 👏👏👏

For those who are interested, none of the words I missed were contentious in any way - ATHLETE, LETHERETTE, LETHAL, LETHALLY, REHEAR, THEATER (brought down by American spelling once more!) and THEREAT
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on January 19, 2022, 03:58:13 PM
I have decided to give the games with over 40 words to play a miss.

That will teach me to break my own rules.  Anyway, it was all greek to me, I missed (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a7/Greek_lc_theta.svg/1200px-Greek_lc_theta.svg.png)..

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on January 19, 2022, 07:37:37 PM
Ozzyjack, I was stuck on the last word for ages, and it turned out to be THETA.

if only it had had a variant of COVID named after it, I'm sure we'd have found it quicker!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Alan W on January 19, 2022, 08:25:52 PM
if only it had had a variant of COVID named after it, I'm sure we'd have found it quicker!

It's probably only a matter of time
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on January 20, 2022, 09:20:36 AM
Ozzyjack, I was stuck on the last word for ages, and it turned out to be THETA.

if only it had had a variant of COVID named after it, I'm sure we'd have found it quicker!

Same here. THEATRE and THEATER took ages too 😳
After doing this puzzle, I’ve been PLAGUED by “warm leatherette” (the song) on a constant loop in my head.  Driving me nuts!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on January 20, 2022, 01:02:36 PM
My regrets are bound in leatherette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 20, 2022, 03:22:46 PM
Well, that was a real doozy!!! None of our cohort managed to get the necessary fifty seven common words to score a rosette and only two were rosettenears – well done to both doxydaisy and Maudland for getting so close…

Jancsika, rogue_mother and Roddles were one further back which makes them all two short (is this pun wearing thin for anyone else???) while yelnats was one further back on fifty four. blackrockrose and ozzyjune managed fifty two and vizal, dragonman and I were just shy of the half century – I could have had another five commons had I been a good ASSESSOR who ASSESSES and REASSESSES. I need to not just ASSESS but REASSESS the RARER OASES (and I don’t know how to blend SASSES into this diatribe!!!)…

ozzymAndias found forty six commons and RL found a creditable thirty eight in this challenging 7bm. ozzyjack was a self-declared non-starter and would have saved himself hours of searching as a result. (Correction: for some reason, I looked right down the bottom to find that ozzyjack did have a go [seven commons found] but must have realised his mistake early on!!!  ;) ;) ;) )

rogue_mother was our sole maven having pushed well through the eleventieth (hat tip to Bilbo) barrier… 👏👏👏
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on January 20, 2022, 03:53:15 PM
It was a doozy John and it gave me total brain ache.. maybe the real cause was my covid19 booster shot! I missed seawall.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on January 20, 2022, 04:34:46 PM
I confess to losing interest....and then forgetting to go back to it!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on January 20, 2022, 05:06:26 PM
ozzyjack was a self-declared non-starter and would have saved himself hours of searching as a result. (Correction: for some reason, I looked right down the bottom to find that ozzyjack did have a go [seven commons found] but must have realised his mistake early on!!!  ;) ;) ;) )

I did it again.  I must have the mind of a gnat. I saw the seed word and entered it before I looked to see how many words were needed.  Seeing as it's raining outside I will compromise and play until I get to 40 common.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on January 21, 2022, 12:43:43 AM
She thought she had played roarer, but apparently she hadn't. Now she's spraying aerosol salve on her wounded pride.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Calilasseia on January 21, 2022, 01:40:04 PM
Even though I've asked for the solution to that puzzle, I can't see which word contains all the letters and is listed as a common word. The word I chose was displayed in italics, indicating it was listed as a rare word in the database ... so what WAS the common word with all the letters?

I entered "swallower" and had it flagged as rare ...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Alan W on January 21, 2022, 02:30:05 PM
Sallower
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 21, 2022, 03:33:10 PM
Another high scoring game, which means ozzyjack shouldn’t be taking part but, according to the inimitable Jack, he has the brain of a gnat but vowed to stop at forty…

Fifty six common words were needed for our rosetteers and doxydaisy, ozzyjune, dragonman and Roddles had what it took!!! Well done you lot!!! As for rosettenears, auntiemo and I “missed it by that much” – I must be too much of a city-slicker because RURAL was my downfall.

Since no-one seemed to object, our most petite player for today was rogue_mother who was two short for her own good…

yelnats and Jancsika managed to find fifty one commons, five off the pace while vizal and ozzymAndias have synchronised their scores yet again, this time on forty seven!!! It would be interesting to see which words they missed!

With forty five commons, blackrockrose was out on her own but ozzyjack, with forty one commons must have the brain of a gnat as he went beyond what he vowed to stop at!!!

dragonman, rogue_mother and I managed to break through the magic one hundred and four word barrier to get awarded a maven…
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on January 21, 2022, 10:38:21 PM
I throw myself on the mercy of the court.

My 40th word was Lugger and while I was entering it I realised I could also have luggage.  I debated for one second whether I should stick to my resolve but I decided that would be pointless.

Even gnats learn so I will be MIA from today’s game.


.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on January 22, 2022, 02:19:58 AM
Being two short is no excuse! Send her to the gulag for disrespecting the ruler!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on January 22, 2022, 09:56:18 AM
I missed laurel
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 22, 2022, 10:55:43 AM
I missed laurel

Moyra, we all miss Laurel...  (https://theforum.lexigame.com/Smileys/classic/cry.gif)(https://theforum.lexigame.com/Smileys/classic/cry.gif)(https://theforum.lexigame.com/Smileys/classic/cry.gif)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 22, 2022, 03:33:31 PM
Not a rosette amongst our cohort today – maybe the lack of ozzyjack was telling there…

As for rosettenears on fifty six common words uncovered, doxydaisy and Roddles were our only members and I know Roddles is missing his LOVESEAT because of this…

rogue_mother was stunted in her attempt at a rosette and became two short thereafter. ozzymAndias split from his friend vizal today and scored fifty four commons; I managed fifty three while dragonman and Jancsika were one further back. auntiemo scored an even half century and yelnats forty eight whilst ozzyjune and vizal discovered forty five!

RL, ozzyjack and blackrockrose were all absent from deliberations today…

Our only maven today was, surprise, surprise, rogue_mother though ozzymAndias and doxydaisy did give it a nudge…
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on January 22, 2022, 06:17:07 PM
Had asses - assess - not assesses. What an absolute nong, drongo, ninny and all associated words!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on January 22, 2022, 07:32:33 PM
In the desert of my mind I failed to find either of the oases in the last two days ..

Also, I only managed to find yesterday's big word after consulting with Mrs. Jancsika, who is herself an occasional player, and not a native English speaker. I hadn't even heard of the term LOVESEAT before. I really should get out more- to the furniture shop at least!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 22, 2022, 09:14:02 PM
OASES, SASSES, TEETOTAL and VESTAL for me and I couldn't figure a way to get that little lot into a meaningful sentence...  :-P :-P :-P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on January 22, 2022, 10:40:51 PM
I had assess/es but not asses! And I didn't get oases which I had just a couple of days ago. I think it's getting too hot here,  34C today and worse to come.

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Mrs. Jancsika, who is herself an occasional player, and not a native English speaker

I'm fascinated as to how English has become so dominant when it's so irregular and "un-phonetic". And from names and places of residence I think we have a few players with mother tongues other than English.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on January 22, 2022, 10:54:11 PM

I'm fascinated as to how English has become so dominant when it's so irregular and "un-phonetic"

Two reasons I can think of:

1) American political, cultural and economic hegemony

2) In spite of the irregularities, the grammar is quite simple, compared to many other languages, meaning people can reach a reasonable level of competence quite quickly.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on January 23, 2022, 04:18:22 AM

And from names and places of residence I think we have a few players with mother tongues other than English.

A couple of standouts in this regard are Hannes44 from Austria, who has been registered even longer than I, and his friend or partner, sonja1051. They seldom get rosettes, but they always reach maven. I know I am doing well if I get close to them on the scoreboard.

As for yesterday's puzzle, I couldn't reach the loveseat because my engine chose to stall out. Not to mention that I was two short ;-)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on January 23, 2022, 03:27:27 PM
Rhesus, suppress and suppresses were my downfall yesterday.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 23, 2022, 03:37:39 PM
Lots of “esses” in the puzzle today and it was the day for Roddles and Maudland to be our stand-out rosetteers – well done on recognising all fifty six common words… Nobody from our cohort assumed rosettenear status but doxydaisy lost some standing by being two short.

Dragonman, rogue_mother and auntiemo were one further back on fifty three while Jancsika and ozzyjune landed a pack of commons on fifty two… Apparently auntiemo had rhesuses but not rhesus - go figure!!!  :-P :-P :-P

ozzymAndias was next on fifty one commons then, on an even fifty, was my own good self having failed to SUPPRESS my PEERESS and RHESUS and their respective “ES”es…

vizal rounded out our coterie with a sturdy forty eight commons uncovered and ozzyjack, blackrockrose and RL were again absent one presumes due to the high word count…

Mavens were in better supply today with rogue_mother, doxydaisy, ozzymAndias, Roddles, dragonman, auntiemo and myself managing that achievement with vizal and ozzyjune just missing out.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on January 23, 2022, 03:44:02 PM
Actually had rhesus but not rhesuses...autocorrect correct me again.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on January 24, 2022, 07:28:12 AM
Some usurper tried to usurp my breakfast. That's what I get for failing to put enough pepper on it.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 24, 2022, 03:10:07 PM
2dognight led out our team of rosetteers who managed to find all thirty six common words, followed by dragonman, Roddles, doxydaisy and ozzyjune – well done all of you!!!

ozzyjack, Maudland and I made up the three rosettenears – so close yet so far… Personally, I think it should be NONLEGAL to have certain conjunctions allowed as common words (as it cost me a rosette)...

rogue_mother was only two short though she may take umbrage at the “only” while one further back saw three cohorters in yelnats, auntiemo and ozzymAndias…

Jancsika was on his own on thirty one commons, while vizal found twenty nine. RL was MIA…

Not wishing to cast nasturtiums, it was a surprise to see that dragonman was our sole maven but finding at least sixty three words total was a bridge too far for the rest of us…
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on January 24, 2022, 08:50:17 PM
NONLEGAL played more in hope than expectation was my 62 word and gave a rosette. After the time I had spent finding it I played 2 more words for Maven.


I suspect I spend a lot more time on Chi than anyone else..I just hate the game to beat me.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 24, 2022, 08:52:11 PM
I suspect I spend a lot more time on Chi than anyone else..I just hate the game to beat me.

Don't bet on that, Gareth...  :o :o :o
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Roddles on January 24, 2022, 10:48:17 PM
Nonlegal got me over the line - but it was pure desperation! Even as I write this my spelling checker keeps hyphenating it. However once I had it, it did make sense that it was OK.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on January 25, 2022, 04:16:59 AM
My galleon sank because I couldn't fathom that nonlegal was a real word.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 25, 2022, 08:39:38 AM
It sounds like NONLEGAL is due a challenge as a common word - let's make it illegal shall we???  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 25, 2022, 03:05:18 PM
We have a large handful of rosetteers today in 2dognight, doxydaisy, dragonman, Roddles, Maudland, ozzyjune and I who all uncovered the needed twenty six common words – nice one!!! 👏👏👏 At risk of breaking the spell, it should be noted that Roddles is officially on a roll…  :-P :-P :-P

rogue_mother and ozzyjack were rosettenears whilst yelnats and HJ(Jancsika) can now be considered two short… I noticed rogue_mother active right up until the final bell. It will be interesting to discover the word that tripped her up!!! You too Jack…

On twenty three commons found was auntiemo which put her three off the pace with ozzymAndias and vizal two further back on twenty one and that was as many of our coterie as I could locate…

dragonman and rogue_mother were alone amongst our cohort in achieving mavenhood and should be congratulated for that achievement… 👏👏👏

Remember, the only entrance requirement for joining our little band of 7-by-manyers is to post in this forum thread… All welcome!!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on January 25, 2022, 03:35:04 PM
Inane, naive and avian are all words I know well.....
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on January 25, 2022, 03:53:13 PM
It will be interesting to discover the word that tripped her up!!! You too Jack…

As being inane is totally foreign to me, it is no wonder that it was the word I missed. >:D ;D :-[

Annul, Linen and Vanilla were the other uncommon words that caused me difficulty. :laugh:
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on January 25, 2022, 04:55:33 PM
Missed venial which would have been a guess anyway. I also missed anneal which I had the day before. I'm wondering if my brain thought I still had it.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 25, 2022, 05:01:03 PM
Missed venial which would have been a guess anyway. I also missed anneal which I had the day before. I'm wondering if my brain thought I still had it.

That happens...  :-R :-R :-R
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on January 26, 2022, 03:28:47 AM

rogue_mother and ozzyjack were rosettenears whilst yelnats and HJ(Jancsika) can now be considered two short… I noticed rogue_mother active right up until the final bell. It will be interesting to discover the word that tripped her up!!! You too Jack…

I may need to anneal my brain after missing a word that I usually find.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 26, 2022, 03:35:02 PM
Another high word count game today with fifty three common words required to get a rosette. Even so, three of our number managed this task to get rosetteer status: 2dognight, dragonman and Roddles (who maintains his roll!) – well done all three of you!!! 👏👏👏

doxydaisy was our sole rosettenear showing the difficulties with these high word count games – give yourself a pat on the back for getting so close Anne – what word prevented your rosette??? 🤔🤔🤔

Maudland and rogue_mother were bowed down by the pressure of being two short while ozzyjune and yelnats were one further back on an even fifty…

vizal garnered forty nine commons, three ahead of Jancsika on forty six. I discovered forty four – nine short of a rosette. You would have to AGREE that, with my failure to ARRANGE for my ACREAGE of GREENGAGE to not produce the odd ALLERGAN, the CARNAGE resulting caused me to take time out to REARRANGE the contents of my bookcase by GENRE – that’s me, the ARRANGER… (Whew!!!) 😉

auntiemo discovered the meaning of life, the universe and everything and then there was a big gap to ozzymAndias on thirty and was the last of our cohort who attempted  this difficult puzzle.

Mavens were also difficult to acquire with dragonman, doxydaisy, rogue_mother and me the only ones managing the eighty seven words in total needed to achieve mavenhood… 👏👏👏
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on January 26, 2022, 04:09:33 PM
Why did I miss having larger when I had large, enlarge and enlarger?

I'll forgive myself greengage and gnarl.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on January 26, 2022, 04:39:03 PM
I missed gangrene and if anyone needs a pat on the back it's you John for your expert daily report on how well everyone has done. I'm wondering how long it takes you to do that? If it was left up to me, it would take hours!

Me personally, working in aged care and dealing with what I deal with, especially now on the Gold Coast, chi is my saving grace and I always look forward to each and every game to keep my sanity. Huge thanks to Alan, John and everyone who gets involved in the forum. I may not respond every day but I read everyone's comments everyday.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 26, 2022, 04:47:50 PM
I missed gangrene and if anyone needs a pat on the back it's you John for your expert daily report on how well everyone has done. I'm wondering how long it takes you to do that? If it was left up to me, it would take hours!

Me personally, working in aged care and dealing with what I deal with, especially now on the Gold Coast, chi is my saving grace and I always look forward to each and every game to keep my sanity. Huge thanks to Alan, John and everyone who gets involved in the forum. I may not respond every day but I read everyone's comments everyday.

To hear that you work in aged care and yet you didn't see gangrene in this last 7bm makes me happy for those you care for...  :angel: :angel: :angel:

As for how long it takes, this last one took about half an hour - what with having to try to construct a paragraph containing all my missed words that made a modicum of sense!!!  :-R :-R :-R The toughest part is to try to keep it fresh...  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on January 26, 2022, 05:13:41 PM
Haha John it's just as well I'm not a nurse otherwise I think I would've lost my job if I failed to see gangrene on a resident!

Half an hour to do what you do? That's incredible! I definitely have a procrastination problem before I post anything so I think it would take me all day to do what you do.. hats off to you!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 26, 2022, 05:43:57 PM
Stream of consciousness, stream of consciousness...  :-C :-L
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 26, 2022, 05:46:57 PM
Why did I miss having larger when I had large, enlarge and enlarger?

I'll forgive myself greengage and gnarl.

...because, if you'd got larger, you would have been two short???  ??? ??? ???  ...and that would have been a contradiction... :-R :-R :-R
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on January 27, 2022, 07:39:11 AM

...because, if you'd got larger, you would have been two short???  ??? ??? ???  ...and that would have been a contradiction... :-R :-R :-R

LOL

I will not renege on the claim that greengage is possibly not common.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 27, 2022, 03:21:37 PM
Well, I wouldn’t be the GLUMMEST having got the seed word in today’s puzzle but I’m surely glummer than the rosetteers in our merry band of forumites. Props to auntiemo, 2dognight, rogue_mother, Roddles (who continues his winning streak!) and doxydaisy. 👏👏👏

On twenty one words found and one off the pace were our rosettenears dragonman and Maudland. Close but no cigar!!! 😉

ozzyjune and ozzyjack were both in the unenviable position of being two short but, as they say, misery loves company…  :D :D :D

Nineteen commons found saw me team up with vizal at three off the pace – having found glute and gluteus, it seems GLUTES was beyond me! Perhaps I’ve bean [sic] more interested in doing something with that spare TULLE to figure out something to do for dinner with all the LEGUMEs in my pantry…

yelnats was next on eighteen followed by the welcome return of RL on seventeen while blackrockrose and Jancsika were sweet sixteen again. ozzymAndias scored fourteen commons found which rounded out our clique of 7bm’ers…

Mavenhood was achieved by dragonman and rogue_mother only so well done them…
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on January 28, 2022, 07:12:43 AM
I missed glutes but got glute.  June missed Glute but got glutes.  We both missed Lessee  which we had got several times in the last month.  Them's the breaks.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on January 28, 2022, 11:50:21 AM
I was USELESS!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 28, 2022, 03:20:13 PM
With only twenty four words needed to get a rosette, you’d think more of us would have managed it! Our rosetteers were doxydaisy, auntiemo and rogue_mother and hats off to them all…

We had more rosettenears in ozzyjune, Roddles (end of your run Rod – how many was that???), Maudland and ozzyjack – congrats on getting so close…

2dognight, Jancsika, your correspondent and yelnats were all stuck on that unenviable score which is two short (personally, what with Covid, I’m now two short for my weight!!! – I’ve really got to get out more…) – perhaps I’m too ALOOF but missing by two will always APPAL me!!! 😉😉😉

RL and blackrockrose were one further back on twenty one commons found – good job Roger and Lisa, you’re really getting into the swing of things…

vizal and dragonman scored an even twenty while ozzymAndias seemed to have better things to do once he’d got the seed word… 🤔🤔🤔

dragonman and rogue_mother were again our sole mavens – well done both of you!!! 👏👏👏
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on January 28, 2022, 04:30:02 PM
What do you think?  Should I flagellate myself for missing Flagella?

I think I will be kind to myself because I appear to have been in good company.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 29, 2022, 12:02:39 AM
What do you think?  Should I flagellate myself for missing Flagella?

Yes, yes, yes!!!  ;D ;D ;D Just kiddin'...  ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on January 29, 2022, 07:37:50 AM
What do you think?  Should I flagellate myself for missing Flagella?

I think I will be kind to myself because I appear to have been in good company.

You’re definitely not alone, Jack! Isn’t there a famous chef called Flagella?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on January 29, 2022, 09:27:53 AM
I was happy to be a rosetteer yesterday, but it took some doing. Paella was my last common word, which I sometimes miss and often struggle to see. Flagella was next to last. Getting to maven was a real trek, and along the way I spotted a few words that could be added to the lexicon ;-) :

     flogg - to administer a beating with a cat o' ten tails
     flogpole - the stick one uses to beat a dead horse with
     galoop - the gait of a lumbering galoot
     
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 29, 2022, 03:23:55 PM
Being on one common word left (rosettenear) can have a detrimental effect upon one’s hit rate – just sayin’…

 It can result in some serendipitous finds however: from Wikipedia: “A hoose (or houss) is a biggin that fowk bide in. It is kent as thair hame an aw. Fowk that dinnae huv a hoose are kent as hameless fowk.” which made me laugh… If you don’t get this, just sound it out…  ;D ;D ;D

Lots of rosetteers today so, without further ado, here they are: doxydaisy, Roddles, blackrockrose, yelnats, dragonman and Maudland – good job all!!!

2dognight, ozzyjune, ozzyjack, Jancsika and I all managed rosettenears though I could have sworn I’d tried HEELLESS (though I’ve got to say it just looks odd)!!! Close but no cigar…

Being two short today means you found twenty one common words and auntiemo, vizal and rogue_mother did just that; I’d like to offer them my book “How to be three inches taller” – once you have it, all you need do is stand on it… 😉😉😉

Next up was RL on nineteen and there was no sign of ozzymAndias…

Mavenhood came easier today with rogue_mother,  dragonman, 2dognight, doxydaisy, ozzyjune, blackrockrose, me and yelnats all finding the needed thirty three words for this award. Meanwhile, ozzyjack and auntiemo only just failed to make the grade!!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on January 29, 2022, 04:19:01 PM
I got whoosh and  whooshes...tried woosh( not common)..and totally missed swoosh and swooshes. I'm pretty sure my brain was feeling like it  trapped in the washing machine.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on January 29, 2022, 06:05:34 PM
Hilarious, auntiemo ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on January 30, 2022, 09:40:54 AM
I missed welsh and welshes. No wonder I'm too short!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 30, 2022, 03:23:02 PM
A handful of rosetteers today with 2dognight leading off dragonman, Maudland, Roddles and ozzyjune – well done all…

Our rosettenears doxydaisy, yelnats, auntiemo, blackrockrose, Jancsika and ozzyjack were in greater numbers – those final words can be tricky…

To have found twenty one common words will make you two short today and I had that solitary honour today – one of my ARRANT words was NATAL; no prizes for guessing what the other was… 😉 😉 😉

Next came vizal on eighteen, five off the pace and then RL on fifteen. I couldn’t see any others from our happy little band of 7bmers (possibly pronounced seven bummers???) but, if I’ve missed you, I apologise…

Mavenhood required a half century and rogue_mother, dragonman, ozzyjack and 2dognight were all up to the task – congrats, one and all…
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on January 30, 2022, 04:04:56 PM
I'll need to ALTAR my approach to finding that elusive last word.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on January 30, 2022, 10:13:32 PM
ARRANT nonsense that it's common!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on January 31, 2022, 06:18:58 AM
No longer too short, but it was rattan that I didn't make it as a rosetteer, merely a rosettenear.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on January 31, 2022, 03:34:16 PM
With only thirty common words to find, there were a handful (if your hand has seven fingers) of rosetteers from our happy band of 7beamers – 2dognight led the way with doxydaisy, Roddles, dragonman, Maudland ozzyjune and ozzyjack all managing the task – well done!!! 👏👏👏

auntiemo and I scored rosettenears each – my only mistake was not getting BOOBOO!!! 🤣🤣🤣

There were two 7beamers, blackrockrose and Jancsika, who put getting a rosette in the two hard basket and fell two short while rogue_mother and yelnats were able to avoid that pun by being one further back on twenty seven commons uncovered…

vizal managed twenty four commons discovered and RL rounded out our merry clique with a sturdy seventeen.

With mavenhood requiring knowledge of the answer to life, the universe and everything, it was pleasing to see a large number of 7beamers fall into this category. doxydaisy led us off on fifty seven with rogue_mother, dragonman, myself, ozzyjack, auntiemo, Roddles, ozzyjune, yelnats and blackrockrose achieving this distinction – Maudland and 2dognight get honourable mentions having missed by a solitary word!!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on January 31, 2022, 05:40:46 PM
I need a bootee up the the Khyber. :D
Apparently it's catching!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on January 31, 2022, 07:50:07 PM
G'day COBBER!

(No, actually I did find this, although I don't think it's particularly common outside Australia.)

For the record, my omissions were CORER and OCTET.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on February 01, 2022, 11:01:23 AM
I'd like to give a bootee to the beetroot, then stuff it in a retort.

Never been to the land down under, but oddly enough, I had no trouble with cobber, got it early on.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on February 01, 2022, 11:10:38 AM
FYI I prefer 7beamers  ;D to 7bummers  8)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 01, 2022, 11:26:41 AM
FYI I prefer 7beamers  ;D to 7bummers  8)

Yeah, I was less than enamoured by the latter too...  :-P :-P :-P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 01, 2022, 03:06:46 PM
What a surprise to find ozzyjack taking a part in this fifty one common word puzzle!!! 😉😉😉Our rosetteers were few and far between with doxydaisy, Roddles and Maudland managing the task with alacrity… 👏👏👏

Rosettenears were in as short supply with yelnats, Jancsika and myself just missing out on that elusive rosette. You would think that, with totted in the bag, TOTED would have been easy – but you’d be wrong…

2dognight, dragonman, ozzyjune and rogue_mother all lost stature by being two short! I was most happy to find HETERODOX to complete my pair of seed words but more so because I avoided their fate!!! 😉😉😉

On the other side of that fateful benchmark, on forty eight commons uncovered, were blackrockrose and auntiemo. Next came vizal on forty four followed by ozzyjack, who probably realised late that this was a high word count game, on forty. RL appears to have been a non-starter but ozzymAndias found the two seed words and skedaddled…

Mavenhood was embraced by rogue_mother, doxydaisy, myself, dragonman, Roddles and 2dognight and the word level required was sixty seven hard fought words – well done all!!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on February 01, 2022, 03:58:57 PM
I found tooth, toothed, teethe and teethed but somehow managed to miss TEETH! Doh,!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on February 01, 2022, 05:10:58 PM
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G'day COBBER!

(No, actually I did find this, although I don't think it's particularly common outside Australia.)

I have heard that this derived from the Yiddish chever (friend).

https://slll.cass.anu.edu.au/centres/andc/meanings-origins/c#:~:text=A%20friend%2C%20a%20companion.,Yiddish%20word%20chaber%20'comrade'. (https://slll.cass.anu.edu.au/centres/andc/meanings-origins/c#:~:text=A%20friend%2C%20a%20companion.,Yiddish%20word%20chaber%20'comrade'.)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on February 02, 2022, 06:53:03 AM
On the previous puzzle, one of the commons that I missed was retort, and now I have missed both retort and retorted! Some people never learn, and I seem to be one of them lol
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 02, 2022, 06:59:31 PM
Sorry for being so lax (😉) – we’ve been away (again, you say; yes, again!).

Here’s the rundown for today’s 7bm a short handful of rosetteers led off by doxydaisy with Roddles, Maudland and auntiemo in hot pursuit!!! Well done all… 👏👏👏

On forty three commons discovered, rogue_mother is our lone rosettenear… dragonman and ozzyjune scored the meaning to life, the universe and everything but, in doing so, they discovered that life is just two short!!!

ozzyjack was one further back with yelnats one behind him! blackrockrose found thirty eight commons with vizal and Jancsika on thirty four. RL came in on twenty eight and, due in part at least to being away, I managed fifteen and ozzymAndias thirteen though we didn’t even find the common seed word (though I did have uncommonness/es!!!)…

I’m not sure how many words were required to get into maven territory – if someone could let me know, I’ll report on that in a separate post… Thanks in advance. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on February 03, 2022, 03:58:26 AM
74 words for the promised land.
I missed out on MENSES and SUSSES ...again.


I am on a streak where I am hitting Maven but two or three short of the rosette...most annoying   >:(
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 03, 2022, 11:36:53 AM
Thanks Gareth.

OK, so, at 74 words for mavenhood, rogue_mother, dragonman and doxydaisy qualified as duly certified mavens…  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on February 03, 2022, 12:01:38 PM
I may be at oneness with the universe, but not in Chihuahua.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 03, 2022, 05:05:28 PM
Tough puzzle today with just two of our coterie managing to find all thirty five common words and achieve rosetteer status – they were Roddles and Maudland. Well done both of you!!! 👏👏👏

2dognight and doxydaisy were next as rosettenears followed by dragonman as our sole minor player and, if he takes umbrage at my description, all I can say is he is simply reinforcing that he is two short…

On thirty two common words uncovered were ozzyjune, rogue_mother and myself. I need to get down off my HOWDAH and clear out the DEADWOOD before I can say ALOHA to anyone else in our cadre!

One further back was blackrockrose while vizal, Jancsika and yelnats were in hot pursuit on thirty commons found…

RL was two further back on twenty eight while auntiemo found an even twenty. Meanwhile it was a surprise to see ozzyjack so far back in the field on just eleven common words revealed!!! ozzymAndias was MIA today.  :-P :-P :-P

With fifty words needed for mavenhood only three 7beamers could achieve this benchmark and rogue_mother, dragonman and doxydaisy should be congratulated for their efforts… An honourable mention should go to both 2dognight and Maudland who fell just one word short of mavenhood.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on February 04, 2022, 08:22:45 AM
Hats off to Roddles and Maudland, indeed! I did not find this to be an easy puzzle. I struggled to fit all the deadwood into the holdall, and I was not wowed by the result.

I try not to whinge about British words in the common lexicon (anymore); I am trying to learn them so that maybe my score will be higher next time. I will mention, though, that holdall is British for what we in the United States would call a duffle bag.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on February 04, 2022, 05:42:50 PM
In the GOUTIEST game, the only word I missed was guest, the word most often found by other players.

Doh!  :-[
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 04, 2022, 07:31:04 PM
Thirty nine words is just within the bounds to see ozzyjack playing and our rosetteers for the day are, drum roll please, dragonman. doxydaisy and Maudland  well done all three of you...🤗🤗🤗

Another three of us were rosettenears with those achieving almost rosettes being Roddles, rogue_mother and blackrockrose  congrats on almost getting rosettes...

None of us suffered the indignity of being two short I'm happy to report. Next up, and three off the pace, were Jancsika and ozzyjune with me just one word in arrears of them on thirty five. yelnats was next on thirty four whilst vizal was on an even thirty...

auntiemo and ozzyjack tied on twenty nine commons discovered just pipping R at the post on twenty eight... No sign of ozzymAndias...

Mavenhood required a total exceeding sixty eight words found and a triumvirate of rogue_mother, dragonman and doxydaisy all achieved this level of competency - nicely done!!! 🤩🤩🤩
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Roddles on February 05, 2022, 08:14:24 AM
Hats off to Roddles
Got lucky that time. Deadwood was my last word. I wouldn't read too much into my score. You may have noticed that I'm often close to my wife, Pattiecake, in the word count. It's a bit of a hare and tortoise event. Whereas I tend to start off going as fast as I can (mainly to see how Sir Bidoff does it), I soon fall asleep and when I wake up Pattiecake is far ahead. As the closing time gets closer we start comparing word counts, which generally gives us enough focus to boost our score. A good example is today's 7bm, not yet closed. I found it particularly difficult but when I woke from my nap yesterday Pattiecake had bolted to a rosette. It is only because today I wheedled her word count out of her for my final two words that I managed to finish. I have to say that there are two benchmarks that spur us on: Rogue Mother and Ozzyjune. I always get an extra hit of competitive adrenaline when I see RM fighting for that last word or two  ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on February 05, 2022, 09:15:14 AM
Being a rosettenear is definitely an improvement over the past few days. The word I missed was sootiest, which perhaps I could have found if I had only cleaned my glasses.

I have to say that there are two benchmarks that spur us on: Rogue Mother and Ozzyjune. I always get an extra hit of competitive adrenaline when I see RM fighting for that last word or two  ;D

It seems that I have that effect on a number of players lol including myself. The statistics have been posted for the end of January, and I was amazed to see that my rosette percentage has risen from 14.8% in 2021 to 32.3% for 2022 to date. My mavenhood percentage has also risen, from 56.9% in 2021 to 93.5% for 2022 to date. Perhaps there's something to having one's performance scrutinized publicly on a daily basis ;-) February is starting off slow, however, so those percentages may be on the decline by the end of the month.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 05, 2022, 03:37:01 PM
MAMBA, MAMBO and BORON - there's almost no way I can think of to combine these in a sentence that makes sense!!!

Another challenging low scoring game but 2dognight, Roddles, yelnats, ozzyjune, Maudland, doxydaisy and ozzyjack still managed to get all the twenty common words - well done all!!! 🤩🤩🤩

blackrockrose, Jancsika, dragonmman and auntiemo all scored enough to become rosettenears but still not enough to get a rosette! What words let you down???

rogue_mother was again in the invidious position of losing stature by being two short - dang!!! 😊😊😊

On seventeen common words found and three off the pace was my own good self. 😢😢😢

Its quite ABNORMAL for vizal to miss the seed word but, there you go... He did find fourteen commons though!

RL and ozzymAndias both were one further word back on (unlucky for them) thirteen...

Mavenhood only required a grand total of thirty three words yet only dragonman and 2dognight achieved this not-so lofty goal - well done both of you... 👏👏👏

edited to include HJ whom I, for some ungodly reason, missed the first time around...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on February 05, 2022, 03:56:50 PM
This one made a monkey out of me.....I missed BABOON !!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on February 05, 2022, 04:27:20 PM
BLOOMing Last Word Syndrome....
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on February 05, 2022, 05:36:26 PM
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This one made a monkey out of me.....I missed BABOON !!

Did you get bonobo? Much nicer primates!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on February 05, 2022, 11:58:21 PM

Did you get bonobo? Much nicer primates!
[/quote]

No...they're not common...apparently  :D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on February 06, 2022, 05:47:56 AM
Too diminutive again! I made a booboo when I tried to do a ballroom dance with a very tall partner.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on February 06, 2022, 09:21:20 AM
Sneaky snaky mamba.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on February 06, 2022, 11:45:22 AM
I so nearly slipped on a BANANA … 😳
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 06, 2022, 08:04:17 PM
I’m baaaack!!! Yes, I’ve been away AGAIN!!! …as can be seen with my score – too many missed words to relate!

Forty eight commons needed for a rosette – dragonman led us off with doxydaisy and Roddles close behind; not many rosetteers today so kudos to those who managed it… 👏👏👏

rogue_mother, ozzyjack and ozzyjune were our rosettenears and it was Maudland’s turn to lose stature by being two short!!! 😉😉😉 It was interesting to note that ozzyjack’s attention span still has its limits as it was unclear to me whether we’d see him compete in this one! 🤣🤣🤣

auntiemo was three off the pace and blackrockrose four while Jancsika (HJ) managed forty three words found. yelnats had the answer to life, the universe and everything but was still six words short of the mark!!! 😒😒😒

vizal found thirty eight; RL found twenty seven and I managed just twenty five!

If someone can let me know the benchmark to maven, I’ll fill in the rest. Thanks in advance…
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on February 07, 2022, 01:42:20 AM
Maven was 35.
At a quick glance  RM and I got there.




OOPS,SORRY . I was looking at todays game   :-[
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on February 07, 2022, 02:50:13 AM
Maven was 80 - looks like doxydaisy made it too.

I got fired from that puzzle - FIREFLIES and SUREFIRE left me short, too short …

Hope you’ve had some fun trips, John!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on February 07, 2022, 06:12:58 AM
My mavenhood was intact, but the usurer stole my rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 07, 2022, 11:49:09 AM
Maven was 80 - looks like doxydaisy made it too.

I got fired from that puzzle - FIREFLIES and SUREFIRE left me short, too short …

Hope you’ve had some fun trips, John!

Thanks Madeleine. 😁 That's a high bar for maven, yet still rogue_mother, doxydaisy and dragonman managed to clear it!!! Well done all of you...

This last trip was to Falls Creek (a popular ski resort here in Victoria - yes, we have snow in Australia too!!!) to see my son compete in his first mountain bike competition - he did quite well coming in twenty second out of thirty seven competitors in his (Expert) division. This was a "Gravity" event in that the timed runs were only the downhill portions even though the riders had to ascend to the starting point each time! Fortunately there were perfect conditions with the sun shining brightly even though the temperature seldom rose above 14°C and no wind (at least down in the valley where we were watching from). He only came off once 😮😮😮 which pleased us immensely as he's had a few "incidents" in the past couple of years where he's ended up in hospital with broken collar bone, multiple grazes and concussion! 😌😌😌

My mavenhood was intact, but the usurer stole my rosette.

As for you, rm, I'm glad your mavenhood is intact... 🤣🤣🤣
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on February 07, 2022, 12:32:53 PM
LILIES and FISSILE left me feeling a little SURLIER than usual.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Alan W on February 07, 2022, 03:25:45 PM
RTT, you can find out whether a player reached Maven level by hovering your mouse pointer over the player's name on the scoreboard, without clicking any button. This feature was introduced last year (https://theforum.lexigame.com/index.php?topic=4497.msg70056#msg70056) following discussions in the current thread.

(You need to be using a computer to do this - it doesn't work on a touch screen.)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 07, 2022, 03:43:07 PM
Thanks Alan, I hope my old brain will retain that info...  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 07, 2022, 03:54:07 PM
With twenty six common words needed to score a rosette, rosetteers were fairly common themselves 😉 – blackrockrose, 2dognight, auntiemo, Maudland and ozzyjune shared that honour today!!!

Rosettenears were in abundance as well with dragonman, doxydaisy, vizal and ozzyjack all not quite making it a rosette!!!

Roddles and I were the proud (???) purveyors of the two short tagline – it was quite TORTUOUS for me to discover that I missed ODOROUS…

One further back on twenty three commons was rogue_mother while Jancsika and ozzymAndias were another word back, four off the pace…

RL and yelnats found eighteen common words rounding out our coterie…

Mavenhood required thirty five words in total and dragonman, rogue_mother, Roddles and ozzymAndias all achieved this with alacrity – well done!!!   8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on February 07, 2022, 04:25:06 PM
I didn't Strut my stuff
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on February 08, 2022, 08:31:24 AM
I was invited to tryst outdoors, but I am not the outdoorsy type. I did, however, keep my mavenhood intact ;)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on February 08, 2022, 10:26:28 AM
Maven was 80 - looks like doxydaisy made it too.

I got fired from that puzzle - FIREFLIES and SUREFIRE left me short, too short …

Hope you’ve had some fun trips, John!

Thanks Madeleine. 😁 That's a high bar for maven, yet still rogue_mother, doxydaisy and dragonman managed to clear it!!! Well done all of you...

This last trip was to Falls Creek (a popular ski resort here in Victoria - yes, we have snow in Australia too!!!) to see my son compete in his first mountain bike competition - he did quite well coming in twenty second out of thirty seven competitors in his (Expert) division. This was a "Gravity" event in that the timed runs were only the downhill portions even though the riders had to ascend to the starting point each time! Fortunately there were perfect conditions with the sun shining brightly even though the temperature seldom rose above 14°C and no wind (at least down in the valley where we were watching from). He only came off once 😮😮😮 which pleased us immensely as he's had a few "incidents" in the past couple of years where he's ended up in hospital with broken collar bone, multiple grazes and concussion! 😌😌😌

My mavenhood was intact, but the usurer stole my rosette.

As for you, rm, I'm glad your mavenhood is intact... 🤣🤣🤣

Sounds like a great trip, especially as no hospitals were involved! I wonder where he got his love of biking from? 🤔

RM, you were very wise to avoid that tryst and preserve your mavenhood 😂
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on February 08, 2022, 03:28:59 PM
I am in STASIS because I couldn't find a TITTY.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 08, 2022, 03:29:37 PM
Thirty seven! What a prime number we have there – the twelfth! If you mirror 12 you get 21 which is the product of the digits in 37. Each digit in it is a prime as well; if you reverse the order, you have another prime, seventy three – the twenty first! In binary seventy three is a palindrome, 1001001, which backwards is 1001001. Hat tip to Dr. Sheldon Cooper from the Big Bang Theory… 😁😁😁

As for rosetteers, we had a few: doxydaisy, dragonman, Roddles and blackrockrose – nice job all!!! ozzyjune was our sole rosettenear and also deserves congratulations…

Three of our number were two short today to reach a rosette; not even standing on tippy-toes helped 2dognight, rogue_mother and ozzyjack get there… 😮😮😮

Maudland was three off the pace on thirty four common words found while yelnats, Jancsika and vizal were one further back on thirty three…

I was next on thirty one having TIPSILY missed seeing the PAPIST in the gardens of the PALATIAL Vatican city procuring a PISTIL while keeping both my PLATYPI in STASIS…

ozzymAndias came in at twenty two and RL was MIA…

Mavenhood required a grand total of at least fifty five words and that threshold was broached by rogue_mother, doxydaisy, dragonman and ozzyjack with Roddles just missing out by one. Well done all… 👏👏👏
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on February 09, 2022, 02:21:00 AM
I am in STASIS because I couldn't find a TITTY.

Oh, dear! The laity are in stasis because we can't decide whether to laugh or cry!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on February 09, 2022, 12:35:13 PM
Laugh, definitely laugh!

No one came to ASSIST when I SPILT my word list, so I SPLIT 😳.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 09, 2022, 03:47:05 PM
Such a tough puzzle today as evidenced by, out of 353 players only eight rosettes were achieved and unfortunately none of our crew made it into this select group. We did however get representation in the rosettenear category with rogue_mother, doxydaisy and Roddles missing by the merest of margins by finding thirty one common words… 👏👏👏

Sitting on twenty nine common words found were Jancsika, dragonman, ozzyjune and ozzyjack who, by virtue of being three short, avoided being two short… 😮😮😮

Four off the pace found a handful of 7beamers in 2dognight, blackrockrose, yelnats, Maudland and myself getting twenty eight commons. I took a SICKIE so I went to see the LICENSEE of my local CLINIC who proceeded to call me a CISSIE for taking a day off when all I had was man-flu!!!

A further two back was RL on twenty six then vizal on twenty four while ozzymAndias rounded out our cohort with a score of twenty two…

Fifty two words were necessary for mavenhood and rogue_mother and dragonman met this mark – congrats to them… 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on February 10, 2022, 12:34:44 AM
I kept my mavenhood in spite of having a plunging neckline.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on February 10, 2022, 03:26:42 AM
LICENSE, SICKNESSES and SENESCENECE...again
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 10, 2022, 09:34:53 AM
I kept my mavenhood in spite of having a plunging neckline.

RM, your posts make me giggle...  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on February 10, 2022, 10:24:11 AM
I kept my mavenhood in spite of having a plunging neckline.

RM, your posts make me giggle...  ;D ;D ;D

Me, too!

Just a drab list from me - LICENSEE, ICICLE, NECKLINE and 🤦‍♀️ SLICK.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on February 10, 2022, 10:25:34 AM
Super impressed by the Maven Mob 👏🏻
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 10, 2022, 03:25:26 PM
The wickerwork puzzle needed you to find twenty five common words to achieve that elusive rosette and we had two rosetteers amongst our coterie – congrats to 2dognight and rogue_mother for finding them all!!!

Missing by one and achieving rosettenear status was more popular with doxydaisy, dragonman, Roddles, ozzyjune and ozzyjack all managing to not quite get a rosette… 😉😉😉

Maudland achieved that rare distinction of being right up there but still two short while blackrockrose, auntiemo, Jancsika and I were one further back on twenty two commons found and three off the mark. If I want to get all the common words I might have to get up at COCKCROW and get my WICKERWORK done, so that I can then blow into my COWRIE to announce my achievement!!!

Meanwhile, on twenty one today, we find vizal 😉 celebrating being five off the pace. One further back on an even twenty were yelnats and RL… To round out our troop of word sleuths was ozzymAndias on nine commons found.

Mavenhood was achieved by our Maven Mob of rogue_mother, doxydaisy, ozzyjack and 2dognight who all exceeded the required forty one words. Well done all!!! 👏👏👏 Roddles and ozzyjune just missed mavenhood and are now being deafened by the sound of one hand clapping… 😉😉😉
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on February 10, 2022, 03:28:56 PM
At my age, I guess I forgot about the COCKCROW.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 10, 2022, 05:29:58 PM
At my age, I guess I forgot about the COCKCROW.

I don't know about you, Jack, but it's sooooo uncommon for me to be up at that time of day...  :-S :-S :-S
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on February 11, 2022, 07:48:46 AM
Happy to be a rosetteer today, mavenhood still intact. The last common I found was (probably no big surprise here) workweek, preceded by cockcrow. As a retired person, I have disavowed all knowledge of such concepts. No wonder these were the last words I found.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 11, 2022, 03:20:10 PM
With twenty six common words needed for a rosette we saw four of our cadre Roddles, yelnats, 2dognight and Maudland achieve rosetteer status – nice one!!! 😎😎😎

One off the pace rewards you with a rosettenear and auntiemo, dragonman, rogue_mother and ozzyjune were so rewarded…

Hungarian John (Jancsika) was in the unenviable position of being close enough to sniff a rosette but still two short by far to realise it. Meanwhile, doxydaisy, ozzyjack and I were one further back on twenty three commons found. I took my CHESS set out on my SCULL which turned out to be a mistake as the splashing from the oars caused the CELLULOSE board to warp…

RL almost got there with twenty two commons found while vizal and blackrockrose found twenty one. ozzymAndias was our final contender with nine commons extricated from within the seven allowable letters…

Mavenhood was again difficult to achieve with just rogue_mother and dragonman breaking through the sixty word barrier. Well done again, both of you!!! 👏👏👏
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on February 11, 2022, 04:35:27 PM
Cellulose - colossus - slouch - I'm not witty enough to combine the 3 words I missed in one sentence but I'm certainly an idiot for having slouches but not slouch :-R
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on February 11, 2022, 04:38:08 PM
Cuss Cuss, I missed out on Couscous.  I am very familiar with Cellulite but was blind to Cellulose. Still, 24/26 ain't bad.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on February 11, 2022, 05:57:49 PM
I got LEECHES but not LEECH. Doh!

("Luckily" I also missed HOOCH, so my massive howler alone was not the sole cause of my rosettelessness...).
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on February 12, 2022, 02:42:52 AM
No amount of couscous could interfere with the maintenance of my mavenhood, but rosette? That's another matter.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 12, 2022, 03:06:55 PM
Just twenty one common words for a rosette today so it was no surprise that there were a handful of rosetteers from our happy clique: 2dognight, doxydaisy, me, dragonman and rogue_mother all deserve congratulations (especially me!!! 😉) 👏👏👏

Another (largish) handful missed by a smidge: blackrockrose, auntiemo, Maudland, Jancsika, ozzyjune and Roddles achieved rosettenear status as a result but, unfortunately, no cigar…

yelnats and ozzyjack needed to find a step ladder to lift their spirits as they were both two short…

vizal was next on seventeen commons uncovered – four off the pace; RL found fourteen while ozzymAndias found the seed word and immediately left the room!!!

dragonman and rogue_mother maintained their mavenhood by totalling thirty nine words found. Well done both of you – you seem to be making this a habit… 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on February 12, 2022, 05:35:06 PM
I'm just going to tootle on by as if nothing had happened...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on February 12, 2022, 06:01:50 PM
I seem to be making a speciality of missing "Doh!" words to cost me a rosette. Tattoo this time.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on February 12, 2022, 07:12:49 PM
I am too refeened(sic) to tell you what it gave me to miss Toilette..   As for Momma, I miss it so often that it must be because my psyche blocks it every time.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on February 13, 2022, 02:10:26 AM
First I missed the cockcrow, then I ran out of oatmeal. My workweek did not go well this week.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on February 13, 2022, 09:56:03 AM
I was fortunate enough to make it to the toilet and complete my toilette on my way to my rosette, but just barely.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 13, 2022, 04:49:41 PM
Twenty one today, common words that is, for a rosette! “Not a lot to ask” one might say, yet rosetteers rogue_mother, dragonman, vizal, Maudland and doxydaisy managed this task while 2dognight, Jancsika, Roddles, blackrockrose, ozzyjune and ozzyjack all missed by the smallest of margins making them only rosettenears – one has to ask the question “Was CHICHI the reason they missed out?” and, if so, the next question is “Is CHICHI really that common???”  ??? ??? ???

After a HECTIC final surge, I, together with auntiemo, found myself wanting for elevation into the aforementioned rosetteer and rosettenear clubs by being two short…

RL found sixteen commons while ozzymAndias failed to make an appearance…

Maven hood required thirty four or more words and doxydaisy, dragonman, 2dognight and rogue_mother achieved this distinction with vizal just missing out – well done all of you… 👏👏👏
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on February 13, 2022, 04:59:14 PM
No, it wasn't chichi.

I got ninth and ninetieth, but missed nineteenth.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on February 13, 2022, 05:02:02 PM
I missed chichi, and I think I have only seen it in my missed list in a previous game. 
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on February 13, 2022, 05:06:20 PM
“Was CHICHI the reason they missed out?” and, if so, the next question is “Is CHICHI really that common???”

YES.  NO.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on February 13, 2022, 05:26:31 PM
I too missed nineteenth, even after saying aloud that nineteen doesn't have an "H". And my real DUH word was teethe.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Alan W on February 13, 2022, 05:30:08 PM
“Is CHICHI really that common???”

You all missed your chance to comment on chichi in March last year. I'm not going to reconsider my ruling then (https://theforum.lexigame.com/index.php?topic=4362.msg68112#msg68112) until I've dealt with all the other questions raised in the subsequent 11 months!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on February 13, 2022, 05:35:29 PM
CHICHI for me.

Sometimes I find it, sometimes I don't.

What's for sure is that it's a word I would never use. Indeed I only learned about it from playing this game. I call these words "muumuu words".
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 14, 2022, 03:34:17 PM
Twenty nine common words rewarded you with a rosette today and 2dognight, auntiemo, dragonman, doxydaisy, Maudland, Roddles, rogue_mother and I all achieved that milestone to become rosetteers!!! Nice one!!! 😎😎😎

Just missing the rosetteer cut but racking up a rosettenear were blackrockrose, ozzyjune and ozzyjack. Jancsika has the singular honour(???) of being two short for his own good (when I got ACETATE I was concerned about joining him; fortunately, I got out my trusty HATCHET and divvied up my TEACAKE thereby achieving a rosette…)

yelnats was one common word further back on twenty six whilst vizal notched up a quarter century and four off the pace…

RL was next on nineteen commons discovered and ozzymAndias was again a non-starter. If you want to join our coterie of 7beamers, the entrance fee is simply that you post in this forum thread…

Mavenhood required the finding of fifty four or more words in total and rogue_mother and dragonman again burst through that benchmark – well done, yet again… 👏👏👏
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on February 14, 2022, 05:27:08 PM
I hope you Aussies won't do a HATCHET job on me for failing to get COCKATOO.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on February 14, 2022, 06:15:27 PM
The mascot for the Commonwealth games in Melbourne was "karak" the black cockatoo who came to a workday on Herring Island. He said he had a hangover from the night before, so I couldn't miss cockatoo.

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on February 15, 2022, 12:03:45 PM
I grabbed a hatchet at the last minute to preserve my rosette and my mavenhood.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 15, 2022, 03:23:34 PM
Not much joy or CATHARSIS found in this challenging puzzle!!! There were only two rosetteers amongst our band of 7beamers and congratulations should go to both Maudland and auntiemo for successfully navigating their way to all forty one common words… 😎😎😎 Of the three hundred and forty four players, only ten managed this feat!

dragonman and Roddles must have been kicking themselves with only one word to go – a rosettenear is their only compensation!!! So close…    …and yet so far! 😮😮😮

Jancsika was a further two commons back on thirty eight – three off the pace but at least he wasn’t two short!!!

rogue_mother, doxydaisy, yelnats and ozzyjune found thirty seven; blackrockrose thirty five; vizal thirty four and ozzyjack thirty two. Personally, I managed thirty and blending the eleven words I missed into a couple of sentences is simply a bridge too far…

I failed to find either RL or ozzymAndias – maybe they took the suggestion of ozzyjack that 7bms with over forty commons are just too trying (even if ozzyjack didn’t take his own advice!)…

dragonman was our sole maven while rogue_mother fell short by a whole ten words thereby losing her mavenhood! This truly was a tough one!!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: RL on February 15, 2022, 05:25:28 PM
 I have to go AWOL now and then, this time of year Rog is harvesting in our vegetable  garden) ,thus yours truly has to make and bottle tomato sauce (ketchup) plum coulis, zucchini relish etc. A very rewarding time of year produce wise, but also very time consumming.Lisa
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 15, 2022, 06:48:30 PM
I have to go AWOL now and then, this time of year Rog is harvesting in our vegetable  garden) ,thus yours truly has to make and bottle tomato sauce (ketchup) plum coulis, zucchini relish etc. A very rewarding time of year produce wise, but also very time consumming.Lisa

I'll keep mentioning you, to encourage you to return whenever the time allows...  ;D ;D ;D

Since you're harvesting at present, I'll assume you reside in the southern hemisphere - considering the makeup of the chi community, I'm going to guess Australia...  :-H :-H :-H
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on February 15, 2022, 10:55:16 PM
Since you're harvesting at present, I'll assume you reside in the southern hemisphere - considering the makeup of the chi community, I'm going to guess Australia...  :-H :-H :-H

I would guess about 60 km SE of you, John.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on February 16, 2022, 02:02:54 AM
If I had used HASHISH I would have got a rosette ...but probably not.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on February 16, 2022, 06:41:13 AM
In a satiric turn of events, I got arthritis of the brain; hence I was unable to orient my chassis in the proper direction to rebut the satirist. Thus was my mavenhood sadly lost when I was not even too short to be a rosettenear.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: RL on February 16, 2022, 08:14:24 AM
R.T.T    Melbourne, and enjoying lovely hot weather, but I think there's change on the way
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 16, 2022, 03:35:31 PM
Twenty six common word for a rosette saw a bunch of 7beamers front up as rosetteers: doxydaisy, 2dognight, blackrockrose, yelnats, dragonman, ozzyjune, ozzyjack and Maudland all made the grade – well done folks!!! 👏👏👏

Roddles, rogue_mother and auntiemo missed out by a single word and must be feeling rather deflated by that however they still managed to be rosettenears which is no mean feat…

Jancsika must be feeling even more deflated as he was two short on twenty four commons found…

Sitting on twenty two commons found but four off the pace were vizal and I. I was a PEPPY VOYEUR at the REVUE and I found it a total OEUVRE…  >:D >:D >:D

RL and ozzymAndias were again MIA but, hopefully, will return soon…

Mavenhood has been bestowed upon doxydaisy, rogue_mother, auntiemo, ozzyjack, dragonman, Roddles, Maudland, blackrockrose, yelnats and ozzyjune at a total word count of thirty nine and above. Congrats all!!! 2dognight just missed out on the maven by one word but has a rosette to ameliorate her disappointment…  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on February 17, 2022, 12:21:25 AM
Didn't get a rosette, and I'm all the poorer for it. Doh!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 17, 2022, 03:35:45 PM
OK, today thirty common words rewards you with a rosette and our rosetteers are manifold with doxydaisy, 2dognight, dragonman, rogue_mother and Maudland all making the grade. Nice one!!! 😎😎😎

Roddles, ozzyjack and ozzyjune were within a bee’s !@#$ of getting a rosette yet still manage to be rosettenears – good effort (but no cigar!)…

I was in good company on twenty eight commons uncovered with yelnats, auntiemo and blackrockrose all fell two short and leaves us the lesser for it… FWIW. I came upon a couple of HEIRESSES whose sole inheritances were a couple of RHESUSES - one has to wonder how the monkeys fared…

Jancsika was next on twenty five found – five off the pace – while vizal was one further back. I still could find no sign of RL and ozzymAndias – hopefully they will return soon…

Mavenhood has been restored to rogue_mother, doxydaisy, dragonman and 2dognight who all managed at least forty three words in total. Good work!!! 👏👏👏
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on February 17, 2022, 04:33:05 PM
This two-short monkey fared well, till it came to heresies and hirer.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on February 17, 2022, 05:12:34 PM
You are in good company, Moyra, I was guilty of HERESIES as well.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on February 17, 2022, 07:49:27 PM
Sheer but not sheerer, sheik but not sheikh!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 18, 2022, 04:12:37 PM
Rosettes required thirty common words and a total of six of our coterie were up to the task. 2dognight led them off with vizal, auntiemo, dragonman, Roddles and Maudland following close behind. Well done all you amazing rosetteers…

Missing out by the merest of margins and scoring rosettenears as a result were ozzyjune, doxydaisy, me and rogue_mother – cigars are bad for you anyway!!! It would have been SEEMLIER for me to have found that last word and got a rosette but there’s no accounting for lack of ability…

On twenty six and four away from a rosette were blackrockrose, yelnats and Jancsika while RL and ozzyjack were five further back on twenty one today… 😉 (Welcome back RL!)

ozzymAndias was still MIA…

Four mavens today with dragonman, doxydaisy, 2dognight and rogue_mother all achieving the required sixty one words total to realise mavenhood!!! 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on February 18, 2022, 05:20:52 PM
This femme shot a misfire into the melee. Going to try not to misfile these words in my brain  :D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on February 19, 2022, 02:27:29 AM
There was a melee in the house when I saw that I had not gotten a rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 19, 2022, 03:21:16 PM
With fifty three commons needed to gain that elusive rosette, I expect that, according to his own principles, ozzyjack will be missing – let’s see if I’m right!!! Rosetteers for today did a good job and dragonman, rogue_mother, doxydaisy and Roddles all managed this task with aplomb!!! 😎😎😎

Maudland and I missed out by the barest of margins and will have to make do with a rosettenear (and no cigar)… Two further back and three off the pace were blackrockrose, auntiemo and Jancsika – at least they avoided being two short!!! 😉😉😉

vizal found forty nine commons all by himself while ozzyjune was joined by yelnats on forty eight. RL came in with thirty eight while ozzyjack just couldn’t help himself and had to find both the common words before leaving…  ;D ;D ;D

One hundred and six words was a high bar to scale for mavenhood and dragonman was the only one in our gang of merry 7beamers to achieve that. It looks like rogue_mother has lost her mavenhood (AGAIN!)…  :o :o :o
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: 2dognight on February 19, 2022, 06:58:11 PM
I am one of those,anything over 35 and i am  taking my bat and ball and going home :-C : :-L :-L
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on February 20, 2022, 10:11:21 AM
That was a real HEMSTITCH-up of a puzzle!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 20, 2022, 11:47:12 AM
I must have had something in my eye because I failed to see STIES...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on February 20, 2022, 02:49:20 PM
With fifty three commons needed to gain that elusive rosette, I expect that, according to his own principles, ozzyjack will be missing – let’s see if I’m right!!!


Hi John,

It's got nothing to do with principles.  It has to do with time management when there are too many things to do and not enough time to do all of them.  It becomes a matter of priorities.  In the unlikely event that I am bored and can't find anything else to do, I could quite easily try one of the 7bymanies with more than 30 words.  If I can see a seed word without spending time on it, I can't resist the temptation to put it in.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 20, 2022, 03:27:41 PM
Sorry, principles was the wrong word, I should have said intentions... I wasn't intending to throw shade at you Jack, just trying to spice up the narrative...  :angel: :angel: :angel:
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 20, 2022, 04:00:42 PM
Wow! Only eleven rosettes total out of three hundred and fifty players!!! …and not a one from our coterie, maybe Jack’s right to avoid these things…

doxydaisy was our only rosettenear with sixty four common words found – well done Anne.

On sixty three and proving yet again how she can be two short was rogue_mother while dragonman and yelnats were one further back! I was one further back again on sixty one with blackrockrose next on fifty eight and Jancsika and auntiemo teaming up on fifty seven…
I was too busy OPINING about Jack’s principles to notice that my ginkgo could also be spelt GINGKO by jigging two of its letters!!! Let's face it, this is simply a GIGGING I indulge in to keep me off the streets...  :P :P :P

Next from our group was vizal on fifty six followed by ozzyjune on fifty two. Finally, after finding the seed word, both ozzyjack and 2dognight cut and ran. Maudland and RL were MIA.

Mavenhood was a lot easier to achieve than a rosette with the bar set at seventy six words total. doxydaisy, rogue_mother, dragonman and I all cleared that bar so well done us… 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on February 20, 2022, 10:16:29 PM
There is just so much pain I will inflict on myself......
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 21, 2022, 04:06:11 PM
Rosettes were few and far between in today’s WAXIEST 7bm but auntiemo and Roddles showed us that it was possible to be a rosetteer. Well done them and especially auntiemo who achieved hers in almost record time I noticed!!! 👏👏👏 Well done, SWEETIE, I had to AWAIT the finish of the game to SATIATE my curiosity as to which words I missed - you had no such need...

 2dognight, dragonman and Maudland almost joined them but, almost is not quite good enough, and they had to make do with a rosettenear after finding twenty five common words!!!

ozzyjune, yelnats, Jancsika and rogue_mother all put a rosette in the too hard basket and found themselves two short as well while vizal and I avoided that fate by missing by three… 😉😉😉

ozzyjack was next on sixteen commons, ten off the pace while RL was again nowhere to be seen…

2dognight, dragonman and rogue_mother all achieved at least forty three words in total and were rewarded for their efforts with a mavenhood. Nice one!!! 😮😮😮
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on February 22, 2022, 09:06:09 AM
Mavenhood intact, I'm not quite sure how to make a sentence with testis and sixties that won't make me blush. Let's just say I was two short ;)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on February 22, 2022, 11:21:07 AM
Even ‘two short’ made me chortle, under the circumstances…  ;D

This could be my TESTIEST rosettenear yet …
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 22, 2022, 03:53:50 PM
Only twenty words needed for a rosette today in the ZEALOUS puzzle, with the seed word being an outstanding “gimme” as in, it really did stand out!!! Eight of team strutted their stuff and became rosetteers as a result with 2dognight leading off doxydaisy, auntiemo, blackrockrose, dragonman, Maudland, ozzyjune and ozzyjack – well done all… 👏👏👏

Almost, but not quite, joining them were yelnats, vizal, rogue_mother and Roddles who ended with rosettenears to their names…

I had the signal honour (???) of being the only one of our crew to be two short – I’ll need to get out my book “How to be three inches taller” and stand on it… If only I could discover who has been exercising their LASSOES on my AZALEA bush!

RL managed to find thirteen commons before the clock ran out.

Mavenhood was restricted to just one of our number and dragonman scored the dual honour of rosette and maven! Well done you!!! 👏👏👏
Again it would seem that rogue_mother has lost her mavenhood – I’m not sure how this actually works but her mavenhood has been coming and going with undue regularity this week… 😮😮😮
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on February 23, 2022, 05:40:58 AM

Again it would seem that rogue_mother has lost her mavenhood – I’m not sure how this actually works but her mavenhood has been coming and going with undue regularity this week… 😮😮😮


Funny thing about mavenhood, isn't it? It does seem that the loss of it isn't irreversible...I might have gotten a rosette if someone hadn't thrown lassoes at me to keep me from preserving my mavenhood.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 23, 2022, 04:39:35 PM
Only four people out of three hundred and fifty two players managed a rosette and, unfortunately, none of our crew rose to that rosette… Rosettenears, on the other hand,  we managed three thereof with doxydaisy, dragonman and rogue_mother being our members who found the necessary sixty two commons to achieve that mark… 😎😎😎

blackrockrose was our solitary dwarf-like colleague at two short whereas I was next at three off the pace! My SULLENNESS was only exceeded by my NAUSEA at having missed LANGUAGE!!! One further back was yelnats whilst one behind him was ozzyjune on fifty eight. Jancsika was next on fifty seven and then there was a break to vizal on fifty two. On forty four was auntiemo and Roddles got the seed word and skedaddled…

Maudland, ozzyjack and RL were MIA. Perhaps today’s word count will encourage them back???

rogue_mother regained her mavenhood and was joined there by none other than dragonman who seems to be making even more of a habit of these than rogue – well done both of you!!! 👏👏👏
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on February 23, 2022, 05:51:13 PM
My attention span matched my word count....too short!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on February 24, 2022, 02:56:10 AM
I seem to be finding it easier to get Maven than a Rosette these days.


I missed SENSELESSNESS again, I think that is the 3rd time it has cost me a rosette.


They say you are never too old to learn but I think I am disproving that.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on February 24, 2022, 08:00:40 AM
Feeling like a silly goose for not finding geese!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 24, 2022, 03:32:28 PM
Perversely, having just a single vowel didn’t prevent over half our coterie from finding all the common words.  The bar was set at thirty four common words today and eight of us vaulted that bar to become rosetteers! blackrockrose led the way with auntiemo, dragonman, Roddles, Maudland, ozzyjune, ozzyjack and myself following on behind. Having got reserve late in the piece, I almost missed preserve!!! Well done everyone… 👏👏👏

Jancsika and rogue_mother almost got there but almost is not good enough so they have to make do with a rosettenear! 😁😁😁

2dognight holds the title for being two short today, one ahead of yelnats on thirty one. vizal was next on twenty seven followed by RL on twenty three… It’s just possible we’ve lost ozzymAndias permanently or at least until he returns to Redlands to visit his folks…

Twelve of our number appear to have had our mavenhood restored with that honour going to blackrockrose, rogue_mother, 2dognight, Maudland, ozzyjack, auntiemo, Jancsika, ozzyjune, dragonman, Roddles, myself and yelnats – quite an achievement for our troupe of 7beamers to manage… 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on February 25, 2022, 02:05:45 AM
I wanted to roll up my sleeves and get a rosette, but I couldn't. I was sleeveless!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on February 25, 2022, 10:29:21 AM
Well done 7beamers, great results!

Today’s looks pretty strong too - fingers crossed!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Alan W on February 25, 2022, 11:38:32 AM
There have been comments here from time to time that 7bm puzzles allowing -ING or -ED words can be fairly tedious. I've recently tweaked the puzzle generation process so that puzzles like that will be less frequent from now on. They will still happen occasionally - all part of the glorious tapestry of life in Chihuahua land - but a lot less often.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Wibbly Bits on February 25, 2022, 03:22:31 PM
Thanks Alan.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 25, 2022, 04:40:11 PM
Two dozen common words were all that were needed to score a rosette and this saw many 7beamers join the fray with auntiemo, 2dognight, blackrockrose, dragonman, Roddles, rogue_mother*, Maudland, ozzyjune and ozzyjack all joining the rosetteers club – well done everyone… 👏👏👏

RL, vizal and I were not so fortunate and will have to settle for rosettenears – a reasonable effort, to be sure, but I would have preferred to GOFER gold…

I’m happy to report that none of us were in the invidious position of finding ourselves two short but yelnats and Jancsika were three off the pace on twenty one commons found!!!

I feel like I’ve missed someone but I’ve scanned the scoreboard twice and haven’t noticed who that might be – sorry if it’s you…

Mavenhood came easily to rogue_mother, myself, dragonman, RL, auntiemo, Roddles, ozzyjack, 2dognight, vizal and ozzyjune with blackrockrose and Maudland missing out by a single word – that’s quite a haul of mavenhoods!!! 😮😮😮


*edited to include rogue_mother who was the rosetteer I somehow overlooked - I did notice her mavenhood which is probably more important to her...  :o :o :o  >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: RL on February 25, 2022, 06:14:37 PM
I'll have to FOREGO my first 7BM rosette ,had foregoer   >:(
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 25, 2022, 07:56:30 PM
I'll have to FOREGO my first 7BM rosette ,had foregoer   >:(

Good effort Lisa; it's monumental when you finally get your first 7bm rosette - don't worry, it will come...  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on February 25, 2022, 11:18:22 PM
Well I am definitely not groovie or groovier, nor gorier even though I tried gorer.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on February 26, 2022, 12:07:32 AM
I'll have to FOREGO my first 7BM rosette ,had foregoer   >:(

RL, I was very nearly in the same position as you.  I almost had to forgo a rosette, but I spotted it very late in the game. I already had forgoer!

I feel like I’ve missed someone but I’ve scanned the scoreboard twice and haven’t noticed who that might be – sorry if it’s you…

'Twas I who was overlooked, rosette-wise, but never fear, your Ride-ship. There are times when a rogue prefers to remain unseen, the better to do her rascally business.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: RL on February 26, 2022, 08:33:18 AM
I   was     soooo   proud that I'd caught up to you RM, and then you left me behind  , well done.
Because of the time difference I went to bed thinking I'd achieved my goal of catching you, then while I slept you did it  ;)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: RL on February 26, 2022, 08:36:16 AM
Thanks RTT, not so sure the rosette will come but I'll keep trying, :D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 26, 2022, 03:28:52 PM
A particularly difficult puzzle to with twenty six common words being needed for a rosette. There were only seventeen rosettes in total out of three hundred and forty six players so it was no surprise that there were only two rosetteers amongst our number – blackrockrose and, at the last moment getting COONSKIN, myself!!! Woo hoo!!! 😎😎😎

Rosettenears were slightly more plentiful with 2dognight, dragonman and Roddles all missing by one common word – it will be interesting to find out which one…  ??? ??? ???

It always worries me as I get to the two short barrier – will I actually traverse it or will I too be two short??? Today I was fortunate – not so fortunate were auntiemo and doxydaisy… 🤔🤔🤔

One further back was rogue_mother on twenty three while Maudland and ozzyjune were one further back again on twenty two. Twenty one saw Jancsika join the party and another word back on twenty brought yelnats into the fray…

ozzyjack managed nineteen and RL eighteen where she was joined by vizal finishing off our band of rapscallions…

dragonman, doxydaisy and I all managed to achieve a renewed mavenhood whilst rogue_mother fell two short of keeping hers intact – better luck today rm… 😉😉😉
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Roddles on February 26, 2022, 03:51:28 PM
At about the age of 8, with Davy Crockett mania rampant, all I wanted was a coonskin hat. That was problably the last time I ever thought of that word. Pity!

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on February 26, 2022, 05:23:56 PM
The last word I found, to get my rosette, was the seed word, nonstick!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on February 26, 2022, 05:59:41 PM
I have a notion that the stockist forgot to order more onionskin. And what kind of word is stockist? I have never hear of it, might have guessed it if I'd had twenty-four more hours.

Not a good showing for a rogue. Her mind was elsewhere, for sure. Today won't be much different, because it's a big day in the Pokémon Go world. The rogue will be wandering through Johto. Chihuahua will have to wait.

RL, this is your big chance!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on February 26, 2022, 09:31:53 PM
I will have to be Stoical about missing one word.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 27, 2022, 03:32:59 PM
The bookseller puzzle brought a handful of rosetteers out of the woodwork – provided your hand has six fingers, of course. The happy recipients were Roddles, 2dognight, Jancsika, doxydaisy, ozzyjune and ozzyjack and congratulations should go to them all… 👏👏👏

As for rosettenears, blackrockrose, dragonman and I all fell that single word short – I would like to say that I didn’t get OBESE but Covid has made sure that that isn’t so… 🤣🤣🤣

By getting BOOBOO I avoided being two short but I can’t say the same for auntiemo and Maudland who got cut off at the knees just as the finish line was in sight…

One further back and hence avoiding that fate were yelnats, rogue_mother and vizal on twenty five common words found. RL was MIA (I’ll be in trouble if someone takes the username MIA!) which brings us to the end of our merry band of wordsmiths…

To obtain mavenhood, fifty four words were needed and this was achieved by dragonman, 2dognight and rogue_mother whilst I missed doing so by the smallest of margins which is quite inappropriate considering, had I got OBESE, that small margin would have been obliterated. Nonetheless, props should go to those who either regained or retained their mavenhood… 😁😁😁
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on February 27, 2022, 04:02:46 PM
Well I made a big fat mistake in this puzzle. Yep I missed error and obese!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on February 27, 2022, 06:24:10 PM
I'm another member of the one short and obese club.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on February 27, 2022, 09:18:07 PM
Made a BOOBOO in this game.

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on February 28, 2022, 08:03:51 AM
I couldn't dance the bolero when I was sober, or at least soberer than my partner.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on February 28, 2022, 10:49:11 AM
I’m not going to OBSESS about the words I missed - I mean, who OBSESSES about being two short?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on February 28, 2022, 10:50:12 AM
Wait, what? FIVE seed words???
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 28, 2022, 02:32:53 PM
Wait, what? FIVE seed words???

No, nine if you include the uncommon ones...  :-P :-P :-P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on February 28, 2022, 03:41:32 PM
LOTS of seed words today – if you ground them all up, you may have been able to make a decent loaf… Twenty seven common words needed for a rosette and our rosetteers today were the ozzy’s june and jack, Roddles and Maudland – well done all of you!!! 😎😎😎

There were as many of our crew in the two short category which doesn’t even garner you a rosettenear, let alone a cigar – Jancsika, yelnats, blackrockrose and dragonman all lost altitude as a result…

Three of us were three off the pace with 2dognight, rogue_mother and auntiemo all in that boat – which could come in handy if any of them are in Queensland at present!!!

I was sitting on twenty one commons found, six words missing, with me failing to say SALAAM to TSARISM as I tried to AIRMAIL a cure for both MASTITIS and MALARIA to my MALARIAL aunt…

Clocking in at twenty commons was vizal, while RL managed to find eight commons.

Our sole maven today was dragonman who managed to exceed the sixty word benchmark with room to spare… 👏👏👏
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on February 28, 2022, 07:54:18 PM
Who forgot MAMMA was a MAMMAL
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on February 28, 2022, 09:52:02 PM
It would appear I'm in good company today...salaam, tsarism and mastitis were my missing words.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on March 01, 2022, 08:50:02 AM
I didn't have mastitis, and I couldn't amass enough enough words to preserve my mavenhood. Something's amiss!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 01, 2022, 03:20:25 PM
Another low number of words necessary for a rosette has brought our rosetteers out in droves led off by 2dognight; doxydaisy, rogue_mother, dragonman, Roddles, ozzyjune, blackrockrose, Maudland, myself and auntiemo (just beating the bell!) followed along behind by obtaining all twenty four common words – nice job all!!! strange to say INEQUITY was my first “I” word and INIQUITY was my last word in this puzzle… 😎😎😎

Our sole rosettenear amongst our crew was ozzyjack who was working to the very end – it will be interesting to know which word let him down…

Let down enough to make them two short were yelnats and Jancsika on twenty two whilst vizal was one further back… No sign of RL again today. ☹

Mavenhood required a total of thirty words and rogue_mother regained hers! Along with her were dragonman, 2dognight, myself, ozzyjack and Maudland – well done all in this ongoing endeavour… 😁😁😁
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on March 01, 2022, 04:15:23 PM
June reckons I am a rough diamond who wouldn't know the meaning of etiquette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 01, 2022, 05:52:33 PM
You probably missed netiquette as well then...  >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: RL on March 01, 2022, 06:09:17 PM
Thanks RM, unfortunately I don't have much time at present either, so I'll have to let the chance go by the way side.

lisa
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Hobbit on March 02, 2022, 01:58:09 AM
June reckons I am a rough diamond who wouldn't know the meaning of etiquette.

You are a diamond though Jack :-*
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 02, 2022, 03:17:30 PM
Our flagbearer and sole rosetteer today was blackrockrose – well done indeed in a game that saw only seven rosettes from over three hundred and forty players get the necessary twenty two common words!!! 👏👏👏

Many more of us managed to be rosettenears with doxydaisy, auntiemo, dragonman, Roddles, Maudland, yelnats and I missing by that narrowest of margins… I am going to award myself an honorary rosette as I don’t believe MESSIEURS should be classified as a common English word!!! (Alan will hear from me in due course about this... [sorry Alan]  :-R )

Sitting on twenty, which made them two short, were our diminutive 7beamers 2dognight, rogue_mother and ozzy’s june and jack…

On nineteen were Jancsika and vizal who avoided the fateful two short mark by being three short and that looks as far as we go for today.

Mavens were more plentiful than rosettes with doxydaisy, dragonman, rogue_mother, ozzyjack and 2dognight all broaching the thirty eight word threshold to achieve mavenhood today!!!  👏👏👏
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on March 02, 2022, 04:32:19 PM
Messieurs.......
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on March 02, 2022, 04:55:26 PM
I tried messieur forgetting that messieurs is the irregular plural of monsieur.

Give me Spanish over French any day!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 02, 2022, 05:51:29 PM
To my mind, yelnats and auntiemo should join me with honorary rosettes - anyone else get tripped up by this "common English" word???
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on March 02, 2022, 06:18:53 PM
Please include me in the honorary rosette club John! I fail to see how that word is common!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on March 02, 2022, 06:37:57 PM
I failed to get my muumuu on to welcome the Messieurs.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on March 02, 2022, 07:43:54 PM
I speak French, and often have to bat away French words that spring to mind while playing Chi. Messieurs was the last word I tried, in desperation.

I was very surprised when it was accepted, and I support any requests to have it demoted to rare.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 02, 2022, 09:34:43 PM
Alan, are you getting this??? I think the general feeling is that messieurs is losing its commonality if not its general inclusion - I notice that most people have been spelling it with a capital M...

Jack, I only got MUUMUU because of Jancsika's recent comment about his muumuu list and that got me to the rosettenear/honorary rosette...
CHICHI for me.

Sometimes I find it, sometimes I don't.

What's for sure is that it's a word I would never use. Indeed I only learned about it from playing this game. I call these words "muumuu words".

dd, you're in the honorary rosette club...  ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on March 03, 2022, 06:45:17 AM
I had no trouble with messieurs or muumuu. They weren't even close to the last common words I found. Perhaps that's why I'm a rogue. I surmise that my rosette percentage would go up if I could find the more common words like surer.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Roddles on March 03, 2022, 07:52:11 AM
Messieurs et Madames,
I would like to join the queue for demotion. Although I wouldn't argue that monsieur should be demoted.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on March 03, 2022, 08:42:52 AM
I’m an honorary rosetteer too…

I speak French too and often have to bat words away, like you say blackrockrose. But not that one!!

Bah. Down with messieurs!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 03, 2022, 12:44:08 PM
Welcome to the honorarium Roddles and Maudland...

Messieurs et Madames,
I would like to join the queue for demotion. Although I wouldn't argue that monsieur should be demoted.

In my request to Alan I made mention of monsieur (amongst other words); you can find it here:

MESSIEURS – may I suggest this be changed to rare – there may be an argument to be made for having MONSIEUR as a common word but I don’t believe the plural form fits the definition. I am willing to be convinced otherwise but there would need to be a good reason…
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 03, 2022, 04:18:40 PM
A rosette today was worth twenty one common words and a large handful of 7beamers (6) became rosetteers with 2dognight leading off blackrockrose, dragonman, doxydaisy, Roddles and Maudland – well done all… 😎😎😎

Only one off the mark and scoring a rosettenear for their efforts were yelnats, rogue_mother and ozzyjune – so close, and yet, so far…

It was vizal and ozzyjack’s turn to be two short today but they shouldn’t go too far down in our estimation – nineteen common words is nothing to scoff at…

At three off the pace were myself, auntiemo and Jancsika – one TITBIT from events of the past week is that we should all be trying harder to make BARBARITY a RARITY…

Still no sign of RL so Lisa is probably too busy at present…

A high bar of thirty eight words needed for mavenhood today with only 2dognight, dragonman and rogue_mother managing to clear it – nice job!!! 👏👏👏 2dognight and dragonman got the daily double of rosette and maven!!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on March 03, 2022, 05:11:52 PM
I was just a titbit off a rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on March 03, 2022, 10:47:22 PM
The 3 words I missed....barbarity, rarity and bratty. 2 out of 3 match with RTT.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 03, 2022, 10:57:27 PM
The 3 words I missed....barbarity, rarity and bratty. 2 out of 3 match with RTT.

...and now you're channelling Meatloaf...  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on March 04, 2022, 01:16:49 AM
I suffered the barbarity of missing a tibia.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on March 04, 2022, 09:35:44 AM
Missed my rosette. Now that was a barbarity!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 04, 2022, 11:44:18 AM
I suffered the barbarity of missing a tibia.

That's gotta hurt!!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 04, 2022, 03:17:52 PM
Well done doxydaisy for being our only rosetteer today – fine work – you uncovered all twenty seven common words!!! 😎😎😎

Just missing that rosette but achieving the rosettenear for their troubles were 2dognight, dragonman and Maudland – nice work…

I joined rogue_mother, Roddles and ozzyjune in being two short today and feel lesser for it even though I am in good company. 😉😉😉

Next in line, on twenty four common words found, were blackrockrose and yelnats while ozzyjack found twenty three and Jancsika found twenty two…

RL re-joined the fray today and uncovered nineteen commons and had company with auntiemo. Welcome back Lisa…

Rounding out our crew of 7beamers was vizal on sweet sixteen…

A grand total of forty words or more credited you with a maven and dragonman, ozzyjack and (just scraping in on 40) rogue_mother all achieved mavenhood!!! 👏👏👏
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on March 04, 2022, 03:28:31 PM
If I were a puppet, someone might have pulled my strings to find pupae and peseta but I would never have consented to be taken upstate.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on March 05, 2022, 10:30:50 AM
I looked for my rosette and couldn't find it anywhere. I should have looked on the steppe upstate.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 05, 2022, 03:30:46 PM
Only twenty one common words today necessary to achieve a rosette and we had quite a number of rosetteers as a result (not me however ☹) led off by doxydaisy and followed by dragonman, yelnats, Roddles, Maudland, ozzyjune and ozzyjack – they should be very pleased with THEMSELVES!!! 👏👏👏

Hungarian John (Jancsika) was joined by RL as rosettenear which must give Lisa a fillip – that virgin rosette mustn’t be far off now!!!

Whilst we had more members sitting on two short – with 2dognight, rogue_mother and vizal being those reductionists – had they been standing, it may have been more obvious that they were two short!!! 😁😁😁

On three off the pace was… …me and, I’m not an entomologist but, on close inspection of the TSETSE, I couldn’t believe how VELVET its TESTES were!!! 🤣🤣🤣 That’s probably not an image you wanted in your mind but, hey, I’m the one writing this…

On fifteen commons was auntiemo* and on fourteen commons was blackrockrose and I can understand her not getting the seed word – I got help on that one from my better half…

As for mavenhoods, they were slim on the ground today with dragonman being our only recipient today – well done Gareth!!! 😎😎😎

*Sorry auntiemo for missing you from the post initially, I must have blinked as I passed through the fifteens...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on March 05, 2022, 04:00:05 PM
I could blame the weather for my lacklustre performance of the past 2 days....or just admit that I was lacking commitment.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on March 06, 2022, 04:31:05 AM
Losing my mavenhood was a blow to my self esteem, as was looking in the mirror and failing to see a svelte figure.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 06, 2022, 03:22:30 PM
So, dragonman and Roddles are our stand-outs today having both achieved rosetteer status by finding all forty one common words – well done both of you!!! 👏👏👏

Rosettenears were slightly more plentiful with auntiemo, rogue_mother, doxydaisy and I all missing by the narrowest of margins – had it not been for achieving my peerage I would have been two short but, as it was, I missed by a MEAGER margin…

Maudland and ozzyjune were left floundering on thirty nine commons discovered which did make them two short which is probably quite deflating in itself considering how close they got…

A further word back was yelnats with no-one to keep him company while ozzyjack was in the same position a further word back from him on thirty seven!!!

They’re coming in in dribs and drabs as vizal found thirty two, Jancsika thirty one and RL got started but was probably called away by “proper” work almost immediately and blackrockrose and 2dognight were MIA… ☹

We had three mavenhoods either restored or maintained with doxydaisy, rogue_mother and dragonman all finding at least ninety three words in total – good work… 😎😎😎 See, rogue_mother, it was only temporary...  :D :D :D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on March 06, 2022, 04:14:21 PM
I can only AGREE with RTT's comments on yesterday's puzzle.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on March 07, 2022, 11:25:26 AM
No wonder I was deflated - lacking AER(IE)  and the AMPERAGE to pump up my brain …  :-P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 07, 2022, 03:29:28 PM
Fourteen rosettes out of three hundred and fifty odd players made for a challenging puzzle and our rosetteers, dragonman, Roddles and doxydaisy, rose to that challenge with all fifty two common words found!!! 👏👏👏

No rosettenears but ozzyjune, unlike her other half who is, apparently, 180cm, was two short… 😉😉😉

Avoiding that indignity was rogue_mother on forty nine whilst vizal and Maudland were one further back on forty eight…

I was next one forty three, nine off the pace, and, had I been a fun-guy, I might have found MOREL but I was too into drinking MERLOT from a STEMLESS glass to notice that on the TREELESS plain some people were trying to RESETTLE after winning the LOTTO. They will also need to RETOOL the organ they brought with them as its TREMELO is the LOOSEST I have ever heard… (My impetus to get a rosette is produced by not having to go through that kind of thing…)  :-P :-P :-P

Finding the answer to life, the universe and everything were yelnats and Jancsika while auntiemo was a further two behind them on forty…

RL and blackrockrose came in on thirty six commons, sixteen off the pace which they probably don’t think of as sweet…

After finding the seed word alone, ozzyjack decided to cut and run…  >:D

Mavenhood required eighty six words which rogue_mother managed with aplomb while dragonman just scraped home with the required total…  ;D ;D ;D

I'm sorry that my original post neglected to mention that 2dognight was a non-starter - I notice that Carol is active in other puzzles so, hopefully, we see her return soon...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on March 08, 2022, 06:49:08 AM
Sitting on my treeless patio and drinking wine from a stemless glass, I listened to the tremolo of some nearby flute music, wistfully wishing for a rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 08, 2022, 03:40:32 PM
Another high score, this time sixty common words, made for a challenging puzzle. With only ten out of three hundred and fifty seven players scoring a rosette, rogue_mother should be congratulated for her well deserved rosette!!! 👏👏👏

Jancsika and doxydaisy did almost as well in getting their rosettenears while the next best 7beamers were dragonman and blackrockrose on four off the pace (fifty six commons)…

On fifty four commons found (a further two back from HJ and doxy) were ozzyjune and I – it may be HARSH for me to go down to the SEASHORE simply to try to catch a glimpse of a SEAHORSE but it’s probably HARSHER for someone who REASSESSES the need for me to do so and REHASHES the desirability for me to simply keep to myself!!!

One behind us was yelnats on fifty three while ozzyjack was next on forty six – I was surprised he stuck around so long; maybe the weather in his neck of the woods prevented him from getting out and doing other things… 🤔🤔🤔

A further two back, on forty four, was vizal. 2dognight and RL (and Maudland) were MIA today… 🤔🤔🤔

Four of us regained or retained our mavenhoods with rogue_mother, doxydaisy, me and dragonman all getting at least ninety nine words which was the required level today… 😎😎😎 

I'm sure I've missed someone but my old faculties can't figure out who...  ??? ??? ???

I was right! On thirty eight common words found was auntiemo - I'll slink away now, with my tail between my legs...  :-[ :-[ :-[

I had no excuse for missing auntiemo; it's more difficult when the person was MIA - sorry Madeleine...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on March 08, 2022, 03:49:11 PM
ME....you missed me...you just didn't look far enough down the list to find me...I just gave up and retreated to my sewing room! I might do the same today, too.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on March 08, 2022, 04:14:40 PM
I was so amused at the seed word that I had found 10 words before I had a look to see how many words were needed.  I won’t make the same mistake today.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 08, 2022, 05:16:04 PM
ME....you missed me...you just didn't look far enough down the list to find me...I just gave up and retreated to my sewing room! I might do the same today, too.

So sorry auntiemo - I've got a bad feeling there's someone else as well... I'll find out how many words you found and update the original list!

On today's 7bm: how come everyone else has the three common seed words but I can't even find one???  :-P :-P :-P

 ;D ;D ;D Just got one - now for the other two...

Got them all... Phew!!!  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on March 09, 2022, 11:31:54 AM


So sorry auntiemo - I've got a bad feeling there's someone else as well... I'll find out how many words you found and update the original list!

You missed me, too, John! I’m sitting tonight out too … Congrats all you rosetteers and maven mob! 👏🏻
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 09, 2022, 03:32:35 PM
Another high score game with sixty one common words to be found for a rosette. Of the three hundred and fifty six players, only seven managed to get all sixty one common words!!! None of our group found them all but we did have a couple of rosettenears with doxydaisy and rogue_mother getting within smelling distance of victory!!! Well done!!! 😎😎😎

No-one was two short from our company but auntiemo and dragonman found fifty eight commons putting them three words short… Jancsika was next on fifty six while blackrockrose and ozzyjune were one further back on fifty five…

I managed fifty four, missing seven common words… As SOMEONE who considers himself SENSUOUS (sorry if this offends your MORES) I had to RERUN my SENSUOUSNESS by the MERMEN who I consider to be accurate arbiters of this state of being. Of course, in order to do this, I needed to issue SUMMONSES for them to appear in the court of public opinion…

Playing tag team on forty nine commons were yelnats and vizal while Roddles came in on thirty seven… 2dognight found two of the three common seed words before calling it a day and Maudland, RL and ozzyjack all found the prospect of finding sixty one common words too much to bear and so were MIA…

Our only mavens were, you guessed it, rogue_mother and dragonman – well done both of you for maintaining your mavenhoods by finding at least one hundred and fifteen words total!!!👏👏👏

I think I got us all but apologies in advance if I missed you...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on March 09, 2022, 04:08:52 PM
John, I think we can all absolve you from having to apologise for missing any of us in your much-appreciated commentary, especially since some of us go unpredictably MIA on frequent occasions.

If we get missed, tough luck. You'll pick us up next time.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 09, 2022, 04:19:30 PM
Just a "heads-up" everyone: I'll be MIA until the evening tomorrow so my rundown will be delayed.  :o :o :o

I'm helping a friend bottle up his 2022 vintage of shiraz/shiraz-cabernet - I've been doing this for a few years now and manage to score a couple of bottles for my trouble but it's more about the joy of helping a friend...  :angel: :angel: :angel:
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on March 10, 2022, 04:07:12 AM
When I saw that I had missed a rosette, I flopped face first into my mousse.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on March 10, 2022, 09:37:56 AM
Just a "heads-up" everyone: I'll be MIA until the evening tomorrow so my rundown will be delayed.  :o :o :o

I'm helping a friend bottle up his 2022 vintage of shiraz/shiraz-cabernet - I've been doing this for a few years now and manage to score a couple of bottles for my trouble but it's more about the joy of helping a friend...  :angel: :angel: :angel:

That sounds exciting!

So, it’s officially noted that you don’t need to apologise for missing anyone - and you can even take a day off!!

I especially like the way you and others weave a tale with the words you missed. Definitely adds to the commentary/ discussion! Thanks everyone for making me smile. 🤠
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 10, 2022, 07:16:35 PM
No rest for the wicked Maudland  >:D >:D >:D - I'm back home after helping to bottle 45 dozen shiraz...  :-P :-P :-P

A much smaller total for common words today – only twenty needed – made for a host of rosetteers: 2dognight, ME!!!, blackrockrose, doxydaisy, dragonman, rogue_mother, Roddles, Maudland, ozzyjune and ozzyjack – well done everyone!!! 😎😎😎

No rosettenears but a number of people on eighteen which made them two short – those with frayed tempers were: vizal, auntiemo and Jancsika… 😉😉😉

Next on fifteen commons found were yelnats and RL – five off the pace…

Mavenhood was achieved by quite a number as well with the bar set at twenty seven total words – those clearing that bar included: rogue_mother, blackrockrose, vizal, ozzyjune, ozzyjack, doxydaisy, Roddles, Maudland, ME!!!, 2dognight and dragonman – all of whom also achieved a rosette so, well done us… 👏👏👏

Addendum: I've just realised that vizal was two short of a rosette - so, he was two short of the double... Does that make him noughty???
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on March 11, 2022, 10:48:16 AM
That’s one hell of a party waiting to happen, John!

I tried making wine when I was at uni (just from a kit, obvs, not many vineyards in the UK North). I was woken one night in a panic - was that gunfire? Explosions? Ah - the corks flying out of the bottles … Not my finest.

I think the 7beamers club should definitely declare vizal noughty!  :P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 11, 2022, 11:04:48 AM
That’s one hell of a party waiting to happen, John!

I tried making wine when I was at uni (just from a kit, obvs, not many vineyards in the UK North). I was woken one night in a panic - was that gunfire? Explosions? Ah - the corks flying out of the bottles … Not my finest.

I think the 7beamers club should definitely declare vizal noughty!  :P

What a waste of (potentially) good wine!!!  :( :( :(
My friend has won awards for his wine at amateur wine shows and he takes his winemaking very seriously which, of course, shows in the end product... I sampled (as you do  ;D ;D ;D) the shiraz yesterday and I've got to say it's up to his high standards!!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on March 11, 2022, 11:25:59 AM
I hope you didn’t sample every bottle! 😵‍💫 You’re doing well to string a sentence together, anyway!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 11, 2022, 12:55:03 PM
Sometimes you (inadvertently  >:D) overfill a bottle so you need to empty a little into your glass - what can you do???   ??? ??? ??? :angel: :angel: :angel:
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on March 11, 2022, 03:07:57 PM
At least you end up the full bottle  :D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 11, 2022, 03:45:26 PM
Thanks for that Jack...  ;D ;D ;D

Thirty common words were required today for that elusive rosette though perhaps our rosetteers would challenge me on the ‘elusive’ part… Our successful cohort were 2dognight, rogue_mother, dragonman, doxydaisy, ozzyjune and ozzyjack – well done all!!! 👏👏👏

Jancsika fell one word short and had to make do with a rosettenear while yelnats, Roddles, Maudland and I were all two short to get a rosette, virtual or otherwise… Just a bit of TRIVIA, and I may not be alone here, but I’ve never heard of VALVULAR – personally, I’d have said valve-like…

Sitting on twenty six commons found and four words shy of that rosette were vizal and auntiemo whilst blackrockrose uncovered twenty four of those common words…

I couldn’t find RL on the scoreboard so assume Lisa was MIA…

As for mavens, the wordcount needed was forty eight and ozzyjack, dragonman and rogue_mother were all rewarded with restored or maintained mavenhoods – great efforts all round… 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on March 12, 2022, 03:27:35 PM
My doctor has given me a referral to get some bark of the root of a Sassafras tree, whatever that is.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 12, 2022, 03:30:52 PM
Of the three hundred and twenty odd (some of them very) participants only ten found all the common words… With forty three common words needed for a rosette, the pickings were thin on the ground for our crew with only Roddles and I able to make the grade as rosetteers… My last common word wasn’t even common as it was RARER!!! 😉😉😉

Maudland missed by the smallest of margins and will have to be happy with a rosettenear and knowing the answer to life, the universe and everything whilst doxydaisy, rogue_mother, auntiemo, yelnats, ozzyjack and ozzyjune all fell two short leaving them without the wherewithal to clear that bar…

Jancsika was one further back on an even forty with dragonman one further back on thirty nine…

On thirty eight was blackrockrose and three behind her was vizal while one behind him was RL… 2dognight failed to join the fray so we’ll have to wait for Carol to delight us with her attendance…

Scoring a maven was equally difficult with only our steadfast rogue_mother and dragonman broaching the eighty one word bar to achieve mavenhood… 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on March 12, 2022, 03:33:00 PM
I'm feeling pretty feral about the need for a referral just to get a rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 12, 2022, 03:56:51 PM
blackrockrose has cast the gauntlet down in today's puzzle!!!  :-P :-P :-P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 12, 2022, 04:21:37 PM
...and 2dognight and doxydaisy have picked it up!!!  :o :o :o
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on March 12, 2022, 09:40:16 PM
I don't think it's surreal that I didn't get sassafras. Sassafras is a small town/area in the Dandenongs (the hills east of Melbourne).
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on March 13, 2022, 09:56:40 AM
Perhaps I need a referral to a botanist, since I didn't recognize that I have sassafras growing in my own backyard. I was unaware that it could be a place, but that doesn't surprise me.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on March 13, 2022, 11:34:31 AM
SASSAFRAS sounds like something Muttley would say.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 13, 2022, 12:49:02 PM
SASSAFRAS sounds like something Muttley would say.

...as in "suffering sassafras"...  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 13, 2022, 03:38:26 PM
Today’s target was thirty common words to be awarded a rosette and our rosetteers (blackrockrose, 2dognight, doxydaisy, dragonman, rogue_mother, Roddles, ozzyjune and ozzyjack) didn’t disappoint… Well done everyone!!! 👏👏👏

Maudland missed by the merest of margins to score a rosettenear – close but no cigar. What word let you down Madeleine???

The only one of our crew to be in the two short category today was vizal – I wonder what you’ll be when you grow up, Alan??? 😉😉😉

Jancsika and I managed to avoid that fate by missing by three!!! I forgot my SUNSCREEN so at RECESS I had to keep to the shady RECESSES of our home…

Next, on twenty six commons found, was yelnats whilst auntiemo was two further back on twenty four…

RL was nowhere to be found so must be taking a sabbatical…

Leading off the rush for mavenhood today was rogue_mother followed by ozzyjack, myself, blackrockrose, dragonman and 2dognight – that’s quite a restoration there!!! 🤣🤣🤣
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on March 14, 2022, 12:54:50 AM
 Cor, that’s a good number of rosetteers and mavenhoods! Well done, everybody!

I hadn’t paid enough interest, so the USURER held back my chance of a rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on March 14, 2022, 01:55:24 PM
As it happens, usurer was the last common I found.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on March 14, 2022, 03:06:57 PM
Duh...got basilica but not silica
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 14, 2022, 03:18:37 PM
Of the sixteen people who scored rosettes today, five were from our little coterie of 7beamers – well done to our rosetteers: 2dognight, dragonman, doxydaisy, Maudland and rogue_mother!!! Give yourselves a collective pat on the back… 👏👏👏

We also had two rosettenears who, on thirty one common words found, were only one word short of that rosette, so well done to vizal and auntiemo…

Next in line were those who, by virtue of being two short, could not see their way to getting either a rosette or a rosettenear: Jancsika, Roddles and I were today’s recipients of this dubious honour… Personally I spell CALLUS as callous so, on that BASIS, I will award myself an honorary rosettenear – so there!!! 😌😌😌

Three words off the pace, on twenty nine commons found, were yelnats and blackrockrose while ozzyjune was one further back on twenty eight and then there was a big gap to ozzyjack on ten common words… RL was again MIA…

Retaining his mavenhood was dragonman but rogue_mother has again lost hers – I wonder how long before she restores it… 😉😉😉 Well done Gareth…  😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on March 14, 2022, 03:30:56 PM
I missed plethora - that means a lot to me. Among the few I got, I did have the usual classic alibi and I didn't need an abacus to count them.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on March 15, 2022, 09:18:40 AM
When I started yesterday's puzzle, I despaired of achieving anything, so I was happy to get the rosette, even without my mavenhood. The last common word I found was basil, preceded by basal, I seem to recall.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on March 15, 2022, 12:54:20 PM
My last was CALLUS and that pretty much sums up that puzzle!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 15, 2022, 03:53:58 PM
At forty seven common words needed for a rosette, I was surprised to see we had five rosetteers especially as one of them was ozzyjack – if you’re going say you’re not going to do puzzles with over forty common words, you need to stick to it!!! (How else am I going to do better than you in the overall standings??? 😉😉😉) Our happy rosetteers were rogue_mother, Roddles, Maudland, ozzyjune and, of course, ozzyjack… Well done all!!! 👏👏👏

Our not so happy but still accomplished rosettenear was doxydaisy whilst it was the turn of yelnats and Jancsika to be two short – we all know what they’re upset about but there’s no need to take it out on us!!! 😮😮😮

On forty four commons uncovered and three off the pace were dragonman and vizal while one further back we find blackrockrose…

I was next on forty one (six off the pace) – I could have done better, and I don’t want to BLABBER, but missing out on REVELER was a LEVELER for me and if I’d been a young bug I might have found LARVA, LARVAE and LARVAL!!! It’s difficult finding a way to put those three words into a sentence you’d use in normal conversation!

We had some non-starters, probably because of the high word count, but they’ll hopefully be back today!!!

Well, it took only a day for rogue_mother to restore her mavenhood by getting at least seventy three words total and she was joined there by dragonman and doxydaisy – nice!!! 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on March 15, 2022, 04:00:16 PM
I could blabber about missing vernal and larva....but I won't.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 15, 2022, 04:32:34 PM
I could blabber about missing vernal and larva....but I won't.

So, let me get this straight, you got larvae and larval but not larva... DOH!!!  :-R :-R :-R
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on March 15, 2022, 06:12:08 PM
Can't believe I missed level ... DOH!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on March 15, 2022, 10:18:15 PM
Yes....you're absolutely right about me and my larva!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on March 16, 2022, 02:05:13 AM
If I had been ABLER I would have got BLABBER which would have been a LEVELLER
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on March 16, 2022, 06:11:12 AM
Happy to have my mavenhood restored. The last common I found for my rosette was blabber, a troublesome word for a few of our 7beamers.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 16, 2022, 03:48:38 PM
Only twenty common words needed for 7beamers to become rosetteers and 2dognight, doxydaisy, dragonman, auntiemo, ozzyjune, Maudland, rogue_mother, myself and Roddles all got there – well done!!! 😎😎😎

With so many rosetteers, there weren’t many left to score rosettenears but Jancsika and ozzyjack still managed to get within a hair’s breadth of the ultimate prize… Well done also…

Going down fighting (but going down nonetheless) was blackrockrose on eighteen common words liberated which made her two short while yelnats and vizal could be found two further back on sweet sixteen…

Meanwhile, RL got a shrubbery, not a big shrubbery but a nice shrubbery and not too expensive. Unfortunately, Lisa forgot that when you have found the shrubbery, you must place it here beside this shrubbery, only slightly higher so you get the two-level effect with a little path running down the middle… 🤣🤣🤣

The bar to clear for mavenhood was twenty eight words total and scaling it with alacrity were me, rogue_mother, Roddles, dragonman, 2dognight and doxydaisy with every one of us also getting a rosette – quite an achievement!!! 👏👏👏
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on March 17, 2022, 05:58:55 AM
When yesterday's puzzle came up, I had serious doubts about my ability to do well. I was struggling, for sure, and I saw that my fellow 7beamers were doing quite well. I very nearly got lost in the hubbub, but I pulled it out in the end. Whew!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on March 17, 2022, 10:57:57 AM
Six 7beamers getting the double - achievement indeed! 👏🏻🙌🏻👏🏻
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on March 17, 2022, 03:33:14 PM
Who knew that  I could be described as arcane ? :-P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on March 17, 2022, 03:41:53 PM
I can nary believe I missed canary.  It has turned me into a crybaby.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 17, 2022, 06:28:39 PM
Just got back from an energy audit site visit so here we go for today’s CRANBERRY puzzle which had twenty four common words to its name. …and our rosetteers are: 2dognight, dragonman, Roddles and Maudland – well done all of you!!! 👏👏👏

…and missing by the merest of margins were blackrockrose, auntiemo, ozzyjune, myself, doxydaisy and rogue_mother who all manage rosettenears instead… My rosette was prevented by a CANARY in the coalmine…

Today’s diminutives were vizal and ozzyjack who, by virtue of being two short, need to sit back and take a happy pill… 😉😉😉

Jancsika missed out on that particular dishonour by being three off the pace on twenty one common words exposed while yelnats was three further back from him on eighteen and RL was MIA…

Mavenhood was set at forty four words total and was achieved by rogue_mother, doxydaisy, dragonman ozzyjack 2dognight and myself so, well done us!!! 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on March 18, 2022, 01:49:26 AM
I missed my rosette because a cabby took me for a ride. The real culprit, though, was myself. I also played a My Puzzles game that had cabby among its solution set, and apparently when I was doing the 7bm I thought I had already played that word.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on March 18, 2022, 03:30:09 AM
I'm off to bonny Scotland for a break tomorrow so my input is going to be sporadic for a couple of weeks.
I will not have the time to play so it is probable that my run of Mavens will come to a dead stop, I think I have 54 though I stand ready to be corrected.


Keep having fun.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on March 18, 2022, 09:02:45 AM
WOW, Dragonman, that’s extraordinary! Congratulations on that impressive run.

Have a wonderful time in Scotland.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on March 18, 2022, 09:32:29 AM
thank you but I should point out not all of them were accompanied with a rosette, prob not even half.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on March 18, 2022, 10:27:20 AM
I think it’s impressive to get Maven once in a row, Dragonman, let alone with a rosette!  :D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 18, 2022, 11:54:12 AM
I think it’s impressive to get Maven once in a row, Dragonman, let alone with a rosette!  :D

Indeed!!! I'm happy with either...  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 18, 2022, 04:30:51 PM
Well, our target for a rosette today was thirty four common words and those that managed to unearth them all were doxydaisy, rogue_mother, dragonman and ozzyjune*. All I can say is you must have had your alternative spelling hats on!!! Well done rosetteers all… 👏👏👏

Maudland was our sole rosettenear – it will be intriguing to discover her lone omission…

We have three contestants in the two short competition today with 2dognight, Jancsika and Roddles all succeeding in this dubious endeavour…

Missing by three (on thirty one commons found) was auntiemo while vizal and I were one further back on an even thirty… As a figure of RENOWN, I FORESWORE spelling without the ‘E’ so, as a result, I was missing FORSWORE and FORSWORN… Doh!!!

On thirty we find ozzyjack* while, with twenty nine revealed, was yelnats followed one further back by blackrockrose* on twenty eight… RL was again MIA.

It’s worth noting that, out of the eight rosettes awarded, four of them belong to 7beamers with over three hundred and fifty players making the attempt…

Meanwhile, mavenhood was granted to all our rosetteers amongst the 7beamers (bar ozzyjune*) as well as ozzyjack* – awesome achievement people!!! 👏👏👏😎😎😎

*Note that these have been updated as, for some reason, my scoreboard didn't reflect the final numbers...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on March 19, 2022, 03:04:12 AM
Another successful day as a rosetteer and maven. Well done to all the double achievers. In the forenoon, I was not a foreseer that I would reach this status, but I found it later.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on March 19, 2022, 04:38:51 AM
Alas, I was not a FORESEER at any point …
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 19, 2022, 05:53:41 PM
With fifty five common words needed for a rosette, we had neither rosetteers nor rosettenears – our best efforts were Maudland and rogue_mother who were both two short…

Next was doxydaisy on fifty two and then ozzyjune on fifty one… blackrockrose and Jancsika scored an even fifty whilst dragonman, yelnats and vizal revealed forty nine commons…

I was next on forty eight and then there was a gap to auntiemo who discovered the answer to life, the universe and everything but had another thirteen common words to find… I had SCARCE hidden behind the CASCARA when the SORCERESS, one of three SORCERESSES, came around the corner from the ROCOCO mansion to expose my SCARCER SECRECY to their baleful gaze… (Sorry that was a tough grouping of words…)

Roddles made an appearance but only to find ACCESSORY before leaving…

Mavenhoods were managed by both rogue_mother and dragonman with rogue_mother being third cab off the rank on the scoreboard… 👏👏👏
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on March 20, 2022, 06:29:05 AM
They tried to coerce me to reveal my method for achieving a rosette, but I am sworn to secrecy. Rosette fail.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on March 20, 2022, 11:32:08 AM
CARCASE never AROSE, so I missed out on a rosette. (And is underlined in red as a spelling error …)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 20, 2022, 03:47:03 PM
Only two of our number managed to expose all thirty four common words in today’s puzzle – our happy rosetteers were doxydaisy and Maudland, so well done them!!! 👏👏👏

No rosettenears amongst our crew but 2dognight, Jancsika, blackrockrose and vizal all came up two short on thirty two commons…

Keeping their heads up high were rogue_mother and Roddles, one further back, while one further back again were ozzyjune and auntiemo…

I was lurking on twenty nine, five off the pace as my CONTINENCE was challenged by my NIECE with a NICOTINE habit and a COOTIE that led to her INCONTINENCE…

Just keeping his deficit to single digits was yelnats on twenty five while dragonman could be found on twenty two and ozzyjack on seventeen… RL was again MIA and we look forward to Lisa’s return…

A maven required an even half century and rogue_mother didn’t disappoint (so she appointed???) with her solo mavenhood!!! 😮😮😮
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on March 20, 2022, 04:56:42 PM
That was my worst for a fair time even though I came back to it a couple of times.

Conceit, continence, cootie, entente, incontinence,  innocence/t, nicotine and tonne. Better today.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on March 20, 2022, 05:05:10 PM
I was happy to get away with  missing only 4 words...I found quite a few very late in the game. Still managed to miss cooties, incontinence, enjoin and intone.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on March 21, 2022, 07:12:51 AM
An earthquake not caused by tectonic subduction occurred when my young nephew and his sister disagreed about what the word cootie might connote.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on March 21, 2022, 10:06:06 AM
It was a real challenge, that one! Thought I’d be a rosettenear, and then OCTET popped into my head while I was watching ‘The Ipcress File.’ 🤷‍♀️
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 21, 2022, 03:24:12 PM
With forty seven common words for a rosette, the emissary game caused a lot of misery. With over three hundred and twenty players, there were only eight rosettes in total with Maudland being our only rosetteer… Well done Madeleine!!! 👏👏👏

Fortunately for me I had a late run and, together with rogue_mother managed to pull off a rosettenear – though my rosette was tainted by the SEAMIER side of life…

I just managed to avoid the fateful forty five by finding yammer at three minutes to go but Jancsika and Roddles were not so fortunate as they fell two short – it will be intriguing to find out which words were their undoing…

Three off the pace, and not two short, were yelnats, auntiemo and blackrockrose while vizal was next on forty, seven common words in arrears…

ozzyjune was two further back on thirty eight and dragonman, while notionally on holiday in Scotland, still managed to find thirty one words in the limited time he found to devote to the 7bm…

That doesn’t seem nearly enough of us and, if I’ve missed you, drop me a line so that I can adjust this post accordingly – of course, with forty seven commons to be found, several of the regulars avoid the puzzle entirely… 😮😮😮

Mavenhood was again awarded to rogue_mother alone amongst our coterie – well done… 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on March 21, 2022, 03:36:39 PM
Considering changing my name to "duh"....I had various combinations...aerier and airer but not airier.... aerie and ayrie but not eyrie. And just plain missed emery!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on March 22, 2022, 02:56:15 AM
I really should pay more attention to the nesting habits of eagles...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on March 22, 2022, 10:56:18 AM
Well done on this one, Maudland!

Another in a series of challenging puzzles with rosette fails by me. At least I've had plenty of company lol
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on March 22, 2022, 11:40:49 AM
 :angel:

Still, your mavenhood is intact, RM :D

Jancsika, NEVER underestimate the nesting habits of eagles!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 22, 2022, 03:09:34 PM
The number of common words needed for a rosette has shrunken 😉 to twenty four today with our rosetteers headed off by 2dognight and continuing with me, doxydaisy, dragonman, Jancsika, rogue_mother, Roddles and Maudland – that’s over half our coterie who unearthed the complete list of common words – well done all!!! 👏👏👏

Just missing out on joining that bunch were our rosettenears blackrockrose, ozzyjune and auntiemo – so very close! What word was your stumbling block???

Our sole diminutive was ozzyjack who was simply two short… 😉😉😉

On twenty commons (four off the pace) could be found yelnats and vizal while RL was again MIA…

Mavenhood came to rogue_mother, me, doxydaisy and ozzyjune with three out of the four of us also managing the “double” 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on March 22, 2022, 03:26:32 PM
Ensue
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 22, 2022, 04:34:09 PM
My final common word as well...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on March 22, 2022, 04:59:43 PM
Despite the Shushes, I will also admit to ensue
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on March 22, 2022, 05:00:19 PM
Ensue deprived me of a rosette as well. Collective word blindness?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on March 23, 2022, 09:42:46 AM
It’s funny how often that happens (collective word blindness, I mean). Not for me this time - my last was SKUNK  :-R

Great showing by the 7beamers - perhaps a collective bow in order, too?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on March 23, 2022, 11:37:09 AM
I paid off the usurer, so I was able to get my rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 23, 2022, 03:22:55 PM
Well, that was a hard one! fifty one common words is certainly challenging and, of the eleven players who managed a rosette, our sole rosetteer who rose to that challenge was rogue_mother – well done, rogue… 👏👏👏

On an even fifty were doxydaisy and yelnats as our rosettenears…

Falling two short was dragonman – after you’ve picked yourself back up, would you mind letting us know the words you missed???

Next, on forty eight, was ozzyjune and then came Jancsika, blackrockrose and myself on forty seven. CIRCA puzzle closing time, a BARBARIAN tried to BRIBE me with BICARB but I was having none of that…

On forty five commons revealed was vizal followed by auntiemo on forty four…
No-one found the answer to life, the universe and everything but Roddles and ozzyjack found the common seed word and promptly got out of there!!!

Of those who bravely stayed behind to do battle with this puzzle, 😉 rogue_mother and I also achieved mavenhood… 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on March 23, 2022, 05:38:43 PM
Bicarb. What I cook never has it, and neither did I!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on March 24, 2022, 12:54:51 AM
I took some bicarb, and it was just what I needed to get my rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on March 24, 2022, 05:00:23 AM
BANNER [doh!] and RABBINIC...new word to me
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 24, 2022, 03:16:15 PM
Our standout (and only) rosetteer today is doxydaisy who found all forty three common words – well done Anne… 👏👏👏

On forty two, with answer to life, the universe and everything and a rosettenear, was dragonman – almost there Gareth – how is the holiday going???  ??? ??? ???

Being two short doesn’t seem to rattle the likes of yelnats, Roddles, auntiemo and ozzyjune – perhaps rogue_mother, Maudland and I failed to progress for fear of being stuck there or perhaps we just liked the symmetry of a nice round forty… My FLATMATE had not just a single FLATFOOT but a pair of FLATFEET – go figure…  :-R :-R :-R

Jancsika and vizal paired up on thirty eight while blackrockrose was two further back on thirty six…

A further one back from her could be found ozzyjack and that seems to be the extent of the competition in our 7beamers club…

As for mavenhood, sixty two words were needed and dragonman and rogue_mother both fulfilled that requirement – well done both of you… 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on March 24, 2022, 08:46:35 PM
The holiday is going well, graced by some warm and sunny weather. The cottage we have rented is quite nice and in a good location.


I would have to say I am in fine FETTLE...a word I thought I had played.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on March 24, 2022, 09:12:53 PM
FETTLE and TELLTALE .
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on March 25, 2022, 06:42:08 AM
My flatmate was British, so I didn't hear his footfall in the melee.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on March 25, 2022, 09:38:50 AM
My FLATMATE was American, and concentrated on making  OATMEAL to block out the same MELEE, RM.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 25, 2022, 10:06:00 AM
My flatmate was British, so I didn't hear his footfall in the melee.
My FLATMATE was American, and concentrated on making  OATMEAL to block out the same MELEE, RM.

Trans-Atlantic biffo in the making???  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 25, 2022, 04:09:42 PM
Well, today was ozzyjune’s day to shine as she was one of the six people out of 346 players to find all thirty eight common words and get a rosette and our sole rosetteer… Well done, June!!! 👏👏👏

We had no rosettenears, but doxydaisy, rogue_mother, Roddles, Maudland and 2dognight all came up two short – though ‘up’ may be the wrong word to use as they were two short… 😉😉😉

Avoiding that ignoble prize were dragonman, ozzyjack and I who were all three off the mark… SOMETIMES I wonder if I’ll ever work out the semantics of SEMIOTIC but that apparently won’t be SOMETIME soon… ☹☹☹

One further back, on thirty four, were blackrockrose and auntiemo and two further back from them was Jancsika…

Next was yelnats on thirty one and vizal came in on twenty eight…

Eighty seven words for maven was a bridge too far for any of our 7beamers today with the best effort coming from rogue_mother on seventy three and dragonman on seventy so it would seem that mavenhood has been wrested from everyone!!!  >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on March 25, 2022, 07:37:01 PM
I find it comic that I can miss sometimes while getting sometime, and miss the cosmic motet while getting cosmos.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on March 25, 2022, 10:59:41 PM
My flatmate was British, so I didn't hear his footfall in the melee.
My FLATMATE was American, and concentrated on making  OATMEAL to block out the same MELEE, RM.

Trans-Atlantic biffo in the making???  ;D ;D ;D

I had hoped to point out that flatmate was a British word, not really known in my neck of the woods, but that doesn't seem to have worked out the way I intended.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on March 25, 2022, 11:22:20 PM
I sometimes wonder where my brain is when I'm playing Chihuahua; it's a sometime absentee. Unbelievably, I actually considered entering sometime but said to myself, "No, I don't have the right letters." Doh!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on March 26, 2022, 10:44:35 AM
My flatmate was British, so I didn't hear his footfall in the melee.
My FLATMATE was American, and concentrated on making  OATMEAL to block out the same MELEE, RM.

Trans-Atlantic biffo in the making???  ;D ;D ;D

I had hoped to point out that flatmate was a British word, not really known in my neck of the woods, but that doesn't seem to have worked out the way I intended.

I did get that, RM - was trying to do the same thing, because I think of oatmeal as the US version of porridge! I know you say apartment rather than flat - but what would a flatmate be??
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on March 26, 2022, 10:46:10 AM
I have the same missing words as RM, again, but didn’t even consider sometime anytime…
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on March 26, 2022, 10:48:01 AM
My flatmate was British, so I didn't hear his footfall in the melee.
My FLATMATE was American, and concentrated on making  OATMEAL to block out the same MELEE, RM.

Trans-Atlantic biffo in the making???  ;D ;D ;D

Biffo is definitely from another part of the world to mine! Does it involve biffing??
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on March 26, 2022, 01:39:39 PM

I had hoped to point out that flatmate was a British word, not really known in my neck of the woods, but that doesn't seem to have worked out the way I intended.

I did get that, RM - was trying to do the same thing, because I think of oatmeal as the US version of porridge! I know you say apartment rather than flat - but what would a flatmate be??

So sorry I missed your point. I was completely unaware that oatmeal might be mostly an American word. As for flatmate, in the States we would more typically say roommate, unless you're renting a house. Then we would say housemate.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 26, 2022, 02:58:40 PM
My flatmate was British, so I didn't hear his footfall in the melee.
My FLATMATE was American, and concentrated on making  OATMEAL to block out the same MELEE, RM.

Trans-Atlantic biffo in the making???  ;D ;D ;D

Biffo is definitely from another part of the world to mine! Does it involve biffing??

Well, aren't I a d#$khead; I totally missed the suggestion that flatmate was British AND the reference to oatmeal as American and, as for biffo, Madelaine, yes, it's a trans-tasman (AU/NZ) word for brawling...  :-[ :-[ :-[
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 26, 2022, 03:43:22 PM
It would seem like ozzyjack’s dislike for high common word totals has a basis in fact as the forty four words needed for a rosette produced just twelve rosetteers out of three hundred and twenty five starters and just one (Maudland) from our coterie – well done Madelaine… 👏👏👏

Rosettenears were no better with doxydaisy our sole contender today whilst the two short brigade of Roddles and ozzyjune did a little better – get it little/two short; I hate it when I have to explain… 😝😝😝 At least they found the answer to life, the universe and everything…

On forty one, three off the pace, were yelnats and rogue_mother while one further back were dragonman and ozzyjack…

Thirty nine commons found blackrockrose joining the throng while I got onto the scoreboard at thirty seven… I blame the fact that my MARMOT had MALARIA and that the MALARIAL infection meant that, instead of performing an ORATORIO, I ate a TORTILLA while checking out the ARMORIAL IMITATOR for a bogus coat of arms…  :-P :-P :-P

Next, on thirty five, was vizal whilst Jancsika was one further back on thirty four which is where we draw a line under today’s 7beamers…

Regaining her mavenhood was rogue_mother with a score of ninety words – three more than that required to achieve a renewal – well done rogue… 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on March 27, 2022, 05:05:07 AM
I found a restaurant in the littoral zone, but their tortilla tasted like mortar.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 27, 2022, 04:11:13 PM
Acquiring all forty five common words were our two rosetteers, doxydaisy and Maudland – well done ladies!!! 👏👏👏

Twice as many 7beamers attained rosettenears with those being blackrockrose, Roddles, ozzyjune and ozzyjack – I wonder what word prevented you getting the rosette???

Next, on forty three commons exposed, were four 7beamers: rogue_mother, dragonman, I and auntiemo were the hapless players who were two short of getting a rosette – if I had gone to the BARBER before I stepped into the ARENA, I too would have earned a rosette – as it was, I will have to make do with being two short for that!!!

Clocking in on an even forty was vizal followed a further word back by yelnats and Jancsika. That appears to be all our efforts accounted for as we await Lisa’s return…

Mavenhood was achieved by rogue_mother, ozzyjack and dragonman with ozzyjune missing out by the merest of margins on seventy seven – bad luck June and well done you others!!! 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on March 27, 2022, 05:28:48 PM
Arena for me too, John.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on March 27, 2022, 10:30:06 PM
I wannabe dictator so I could make use of words like wannabe a capital crime.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on March 28, 2022, 06:14:26 AM
I tried to warble along with a rosette warbler, but it was disturbed by my attempt and flew away.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Roddles on March 28, 2022, 07:34:40 AM
I think I wannabe better next time.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 28, 2022, 10:41:35 AM
I was surprised, I've got to admit, when wannabe came up as common...  :o :o :o
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on March 28, 2022, 11:42:37 AM
I rarely see anneal but I would normally get rawer. Oh well, I'll always be too short, so I'll happily settle on two short.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 28, 2022, 12:00:30 PM
I rarely see anneal but I would normally get rawer. Oh well, I'll always be too short, so I'll happily settle on two short.

Surely too short is a relative thing...  :angel: :angel: :angel:

(Probably because you get it from your relatives...  >:D >:D >:D)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 28, 2022, 03:21:46 PM
Rosettes required a person unearth all thirty two common words today and the rosetteers who achieved this task were dragonman, Maudland, ozzyjune and, after a late run, me!!!  (at 6 minutes to the hour I was in danger of being two short but I managed to reroute my brain in order to find reoccur) Well done us!!! 👏👏👏

Rosettenears missing that final word were 2dognight, doxydaisy, Roddles, rogue_mother and ozzyjack – no cigar maybe but a rosettenear is nothing to sneeze at…

Stuck on two short (again and proudly so it would seem) was auntiemo while one further back was Jancsika…

Joining the fray on twenty eight was vizal (four off the pace) and three behind him we find yelnats…

On a creditable twenty four we find blackrockrose while, making a welcome return to the fray, we find that RL joins us again…

Mavenhood comes easy to the likes of rogue_mother, doxydaisy, ozzyjack, dragonman and auntiemo it would seem – some have maintained theirs whilst others have renewed their mavenhoods – good efforts all around… 😎😎😎
Scoring that elusive double (rosetteers and maven) was dragonman… 😮😮😮
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on March 28, 2022, 03:35:23 PM
Curio and truer were my missing words.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on March 28, 2022, 06:12:00 PM
I missed cuter. Sometimes the most basic words elude me :-R
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: 2dognight on March 28, 2022, 07:36:49 PM
 Couture was missed by  me :-R :-R
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 28, 2022, 07:44:53 PM
Couture was missed by  me :-R :-R

Sometimes it pays to check out the meanings of words e.g. couturier... :-R :-R :-R
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on March 29, 2022, 04:13:50 AM
I found my missing word between the time the puzzle closed and when I looked at the solution. Guess I was not cut out to be a rosetteer this time, because my missing word was cutout.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 29, 2022, 04:38:05 PM
Thirty common words – not so tough you might think, but with a ‘U’ as the compulsory letter the job just got harder… Nonetheless, rosetteers aplenty there were with 2dognight, blackrockrose, Maudland, rogue_mother, Roddles, doxydaisy and myself all earning themselves that ephemeral rosette. Good effort all!!! 👏👏👏

With just one word unrevealed, rosettenear status was vested in dragonman…

auntiemo has the honour again to be two short – this is getting to be a habit, Moyra…

On three off the mark and twenty seven commons bared were ozzyjune and vizal while two further back Jancsika made an appearance and two further behind him yelnats joined the party…

ozzyjack and RL were MIA today…

Your search for a maven today would lead you to the answer to life, the universe and everything (or better) and the standout overachievers today were: doxydaisy, auntiemo, rogue_mother, dragonman, me, blackrockrose and ozzyjune with many of these scoring the “double” – well done everyone… 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on March 29, 2022, 06:19:28 PM
It really is a bad habit....this time I missed truer and rutty. Apparently I'm stuck in the rut!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 30, 2022, 03:17:29 PM
Over three hundred and fifty participated in this challenging 7bm game which needed forty four common words for a rosette. Only six people in total managed that and none were from our coterie of 7beamers. The closest we got were rosettenears from rogue_mother and Roddles – well done the two of you for getting so close (without the cigar!)…

Achieving the answer to life, the universe and everything but finding themselves two short in the process were dragonman and blackrockrose…

Next to join the throng was doxydaisy on forty followed by myself on thirty nine – after dancing the BOLERO, I was feeling BLOTTO rather than BRILL so I put on my BOOTEEs, got out my LIBRETTI and proceeded to educate myself in the finer aspects of opera…

Maudland was next on thirty eight whilst Jancsika was one further back from her and also one in front of ozzyjune <edit> and yelnats (who I failed to see for some reason‽‽‽) <end edit>…

On thirty two vizal joined the party with RL close behind him on thirty one… Next came auntiemo on twenty seven and that seems to complete the efforts of our group who decided to attempt this difficult puzzle…

Three quarters of a century was the cut-off point for mavenhood. Of the 7beamers, rogue_mother, dragonman and I rose to the occasion and were rewarded… 👏👏👏
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on March 30, 2022, 03:31:59 PM
Short again...cos of my short attention span!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on March 30, 2022, 06:05:10 PM
8 off the pace with bitterer, bolero, booboo, bootee (had bootie), brill (common outside UK?), libretti, titbit and trilobite.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on March 30, 2022, 09:25:51 PM
Missed so many silly ones - beetle, biter, booboo, libretti and trilobite - think that’s all of them.

Nice use of the interrobang, John!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 30, 2022, 09:40:42 PM
Nice use of the interrobang, John!

Thanks Madeleine - I aim to please...

...and it seemed appropriate!!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on March 31, 2022, 07:23:18 AM
Made a BOOBOO not getting LIBELLER
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on March 31, 2022, 12:44:04 PM
Shaking my head, not my bootie! It took me years to realize and remember that bootee is a real word, and then I forgot to enter bootie, the word I already knew.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on March 31, 2022, 03:28:43 PM
I missed hearer, heehawed and whirr. I tried heehaw...not common, so I didn't bother trying the past tense.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on March 31, 2022, 03:41:20 PM
2dognight, you’re a star (and you got a rosette as well!!!) – all thirty seven common words!!! Nice work…⭐🏵️

Rosettenears totalled thirty six common words and dragonman, ozzyjune and ozzyjack achieved this mark without a cigar…

Roddles was next on thirty five which makes him two short today while auntiemo, Maudland and rogue_mother were one further back…

Tied on thirty two were blackrockrose, vizal and Jancsika whilst yelnats and I were likewise tied on thirty one – I discovered HEARER just after the gong which should have made me HEADIER had I not been such a REDHEADED AIRHEAD. Meanwhile my WIREHAIR had DIARRHEA which caused me (and him) no end of discomfort…

MIA today were doxydaisy and RL…

Meanwhile, four dozen words total awarded you with mavenhood and ozzyjack was a standout on sixty four and fifth overall on the scoreboard!!!; others achieving this target were 2dognight, Roddles, dragonman, ozzyjune, rogue_mother and auntiemo with Maudland just missing out… 👏👏👏 Of course, it deserves saying that 2dognight scored the double…

I missed hearer, heehawed and whirr. I tried heehaw...not common, so I didn't bother trying the past tense.

I have more to say on this in my upcoming "Words" post...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on April 01, 2022, 08:07:05 AM
I was as puzzled by the word wirehair as the dog was by the whirr of the cicada that whirred near its water dish. I have no doubt that there are people who refer to a wire-haired terrier as a wirehair, but I don't know any of them.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on April 01, 2022, 08:48:46 AM
The ass HEEHAWED; the WIREHAIR had DIARRHEA. I am very childish.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 01, 2022, 11:23:57 AM
The ass HEEHAWED; the WIREHAIR had DIARRHEA. I am very childish.

If you'd got just one of those (I pick heehawed as I wouldn't wish diarrhea on anyone) you'd have regained your mavenhood!!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on April 01, 2022, 01:28:51 PM
I was pleased that I didn't have American Diarrhea.  If I was going to have anything like that I would prefer English Diarrhoea
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 01, 2022, 03:11:01 PM
Was I the only one who was surprised that fustian was a common word??? Having got that off my chest, thirty two (one) common words needed today for a rosette and rogue_mother, Roddles and I unearthed all the necessary words to become rosetteers… 😎😎😎

A handful of us fell short by the merest of margins and had to make do with a rosettenear. They were dragonman, Maudland, ozzyjune, ozzyjack and auntiemo – close, but no cigar…

2dognight and doxydaisy must be down on their knees begging for those final words – I know this because they both seem to be two short… 😊😊😊

There’s a gap to Jancsika on twenty seven with blackrockrose just one behind him. Another word back (on twenty five commons) we find yelnats while vizal joins the crew on twenty four…

RL seems to be MIA again so that covers all the 7beamers…

Half a century was needed to achieve mavenhood and dragonman, ozzyjack and rogue_mother exceeded that mark – well done all!!! 👏👏👏
…and doxydaisy deserves a mention as she fell just one word short of mavenhood but, as they say, you’ve either got your mavenhood or you haven’t…  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on April 02, 2022, 10:51:59 AM
Well done on getting the double, RM.

I’m more likely to get a rosette than restore my mavenhood, but neither today, again. Too busy watching FANTASIA.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 02, 2022, 03:34:38 PM
Not a lot of joy to be had from today’s illustrious puzzle unless, of course, you happen to be rogue_mother!!! She earned one of the ten rosettes out of 339 players and our only rosetteer… Well done rogue on unearthing all twenty three common words!!! 👏👏👏

Almost getting there, and probably kicking themselves now on the one word they missed, are our rosettenears in vizal, dragonman, doxydaisy and ozzyjune – great effort nonetheless…

Being two short is something Jancsika, blackrockrose, Roddles and Maudland are now coming to terms with  :-R :-R :-R while 2dognight was three off the pace on twenty…

Tied on nineteen commons extracted were auntiemo and yelnats and two behind them could be found ozzyjack…

I had an off day with only fifteen commons exhumed – I went out walking with my LORIS when I came upon a USURIOUS TOURIST who was demanding that, in order to earn the equivalent of a simple RISOTTO, the SOLOIST sit in a TORTUOUS LOTUS position while performing. This, to me, would have been RIOTOUS had the aforesaid soloist not been an adept…

And THAT seems to be the extent of our cadre’s efforts as not a single one of us managed to maintain our mavenhood!!!  >:D >:D >:D The closest we came was doxydaisy and rogue_mother who both fell six words short of the level needed!!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on April 03, 2022, 12:58:57 AM
Well, I missed usurious...no excuses! I also missed truss, trust and tortuous....knew them, just didn't see them.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on April 03, 2022, 10:01:04 AM
The rosette definitely helps mitigate my loss of mavenhood. Tortuous was the last word I found. It took me a while to find it, even after I already had tortious and torturous.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 03, 2022, 02:48:20 PM
Well, we did twice as well today as we did yesterday! I am, of course, not using the ‘royal’ we as without the efforts of our rosetteers, doxydaisy and rogue_mother, we would have been bereft of a rosette – well done both of you for finding all fifty seven elusive common words!!! 👏👏👏

None of our number managed a rosettenear and Roddles was the only member of our troupe who was two short!!!

Meanwhile, on fifty three common words – four off the pace – were ozzyjune and yelnats while vizal was one further back from them…

Together with Jancsika, I managed fifty one extracted common words – from within the SCARCEST RECESSES of the CASCARA tree, I had SCARCE found a SCARCER RECESS than the one containing the remnants of my frazzled brain…

Joining our merry band on an even fifty was auntiemo while dragonman clocked in on twenty six to complete the efforts of our cadre today as, it seems to me, everyone else was put off by the high word count needed…

The high word count was also reflected in the eighty three words total needed for a maven score and our rosetteers also managed to regain their mavenhoods – well done again on a double well achieved… 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 04, 2022, 02:36:59 PM
Thirty seven common words (that prime number I’ve written about before) https://theforum.lexigame.com/index.php?topic=4474.msg73043;topicseen#msg73043 (https://theforum.lexigame.com/index.php?topic=4474.msg73043;topicseen#msg73043) gets you a rosette in today’s irruption/printout puzzle and today the sole rosetteer was my own good self – I almost didn’t make it until I managed to PINPOINT my final common word…

Rosettenears were awarded to doxydaisy, Maudland and rogue_mother who only just missed out on the ultimate prize…

Meanwhile, Roddles is making a habit of being two short and he was again alone in his compactness… 😉😉😉

One further back on thirty four were ozzyjune and Jancsika – three off the mark – while auntiemo joined the gang on thirty two…

Next, on twenty nine, was vizal and then came yelnats on twenty eight – nine off the pace…

Making his appearance on twenty two was dragonman and then there was a big gap to blackrockrose on six – no sign of ozzyjack or RL and I get the feeling there is someone else I’m missing… …ah, yes, 2dognight also appears to be MIA!

Meanwhile, mavenhood is achieved if you were able to uncover at least sixty words all up and doxydaisy and rogue_mother both maintained their hard won mavenhoods from yesterday – what a great effort!!! 👏👏👏
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on April 05, 2022, 08:45:47 AM
Well played, John! You OUTPOINTed everyone in the common word stakes. 👏🏻👏🏻
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on April 05, 2022, 11:25:25 AM
Well done, RTT! My own disappointment in failing to achieve a rosette is scarcely in proportion to my relief in preserving my mavenhood.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 05, 2022, 02:30:49 PM
Today’s puzzle was somewhat mankier for me but others managed to find all thirty eight common words and achieve the reward of a rosette and dragonman, doxydaisy, rogue_mother and Roddles are our rosetteers – well done all!!! 👏👏👏

2dognight returned to the fray today with a rosettenear and was joined there by ozzyjune! Sitting on thirty six commons were Jancsika, myself and Maudland who all ended up being two short to see all those common words – I am in search of a spaghetti MARINARA but I may not find it until MANANA…

Three words further back we find yelnats lurking while ozzyjack was close behind him on thirty two…

Thirty one commons found saw auntiemo, vizal and blackrockrose join the fray and that seems to account for all the 7beamers participating today…

With sixty five words total for a maven, I was surprised to see four of our coterie present themselves for mavenhood. Well done rogue_mother, dragonman, doxydaisy and 2dognight!!! 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on April 06, 2022, 06:44:45 AM
Good on you, all you rosetteers! I found mine pinned to the chest of a manikin.

Of possible interest is one of the less common words that I found, merkin. RTT, I hope you found it, too, based on this post (https://theforum.lexigame.com/index.php?topic=3641.msg67749#msg67749) from a few years ago ;)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 06, 2022, 10:41:15 AM
Of possible interest is one of the less common words that I found, merkin. RTT, I hope you found it, too, based on this post (https://theforum.lexigame.com/index.php?topic=3641.msg67749#msg67749) from a few years ago ;)

Funny you should say that rm, I did, indeed, find merkin in amongst the letters yesterday and still have to admit I haven't used it in general conversation...  :o :o :o
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on April 06, 2022, 11:16:30 AM
Oh how I wish I knew how to post pics from my phone - to drop in an introduction to Merkins Farm camping and tearoom …
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on April 06, 2022, 02:39:09 PM
(https://merkinsfarm.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/P1040147-340x220.jpg) (https://merkinsfarm.com/wp-content/gallery/merkins-main/Take-a-little-bit-of-Merkins-Farm-home-with-you-Stubbs-Mugs.jpg)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 06, 2022, 03:27:18 PM
lol Jack - I'd rather be at Merkins???  :-R :-R :-R

A low word count day today with just twenty four common words needed to achieve that elusive (for some of us) rosette – our rosetteers did well to get them all and dragonman, 2dognight, auntiemo, rogue_mother, doxydaisy, Roddles and ozzyjune should be congratulated… 👏👏👏

Jancsika, Maudland and ozzyjack almost joined them but will have to make do with a rosettenear…

At three off the pace, yelnats, blackrockrose and I were the next cabs off the rank with vizal two behind us on nineteen… I have become quite ROTUND of late as I’ve been keeping to my COCOON recently probably because my hair is still UNCUT and I don’t want to be seen looking dishevelled...

I think that accounts for all the 7beamers who competed in this puzzle.

The bar for mavenhood was set at thirty four words total and doxydaisy, dragonman, rogue_mother, 2dognight, auntiemo and Roddles all cleared that bar 😎😎😎 – ozzyjune and I missed by a solitary word but being best is not being maven… 😉😉😉
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on April 06, 2022, 04:17:34 PM
I seem to have lost a page from my cerebral dictionary...

cocoon, concoct, concord...

which I have regularly found previously.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on April 07, 2022, 03:52:46 AM
I took shelter in my cocoon, and that's where I found my rosette!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on April 07, 2022, 09:02:41 AM
(https://merkinsfarm.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/P1040147-340x220.jpg) (https://merkinsfarm.com/wp-content/gallery/merkins-main/Take-a-little-bit-of-Merkins-Farm-home-with-you-Stubbs-Mugs.jpg)

Thank you, Jack - exactly this! Apparently their full English (not a euphemism) is very highly rated. 🤠
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 07, 2022, 02:30:08 PM
I expect that, with a high common word count of sixty two, we will see fewer of our cohort competing. For those that have, here are the results of this challenging game: of the three hundred and forty four competitors, only nine managed rosettes and, unfortunately, none of our cohort were amongst them. Our best effort came from Roddles who must now be kicking himself for missing that last word!!! Well done on a hard fought rosettenear anyway Rod… 👏👏👏

Jancsika and doxydaisy were next on sixty common words unearthed yet by managing that they both became two short…

One behind them was rogue_mother on fifty nine while on fifty six commons uncovered we find blackrockrose, auntiemo and I – as a PEERESS amongst PEERESSES, the PRIORESS sent XEROXES of her plans to use EPOXIES to strengthen the bond between all the PRIORIES under her jurisdiction…

Next, on fifty five commons revealed, came yelnats whilst vizal could be found on fifty one…

Unless I missed seeing someone, that appears to be it for today in the battle for rosettes…

The requirements for mavenhood were equally challenging with one hundred and one words total needed for this level of achievement yet we still had rogue_mother and doxydaisy rising to the challenge!!! 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Roddles on April 08, 2022, 07:17:49 AM
It's those xeroxes that I'd like to kick!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on April 08, 2022, 09:54:17 AM
I submitted a pile of xeroxes of my genealogy to the peeresses, hoping that they might also admit me as a peeress, but they did not.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 08, 2022, 02:43:17 PM
Twenty seven words doesn’t sound that difficult to achieve, does it? Well, our rosetteers auntiemo, 2dognight, doxydaisy, yelnats, Roddles and Maudland would probably agree – at least inasmuch that they managed to find them all!!! Whether it was difficult or not, they deserve applause… 👏👏👏

Rosettenears were awarded to ozzyjune, rogue_mother and me – we came close but I for one couldn’t INFILL that last word… Close but no cigar…

Jancsika was next on twenty five which makes him two short of excuses as to why he didn’t do better… 😉😉😉

On nineteen common words exhumed we find ozzyjack (who I hope is enjoying a relatively rain free journey) while four words further back vizal makes an appearance…

Unless I’ve not been seeing straight (and that’s a definite possibility) that appears to be the extent of our coterie’s machinations…

Forty words required today to become a maven and 2dognight and rogue_mother both achieved mavenhood with 2dognight also getting the ‘double’ – nicely done… 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on April 08, 2022, 03:01:32 PM
That was a strange one,. About 7 off the pace when I was going to bed when I thought clinic so...al, ...ally, ...ian followed in a flash. Then sometime after the light was turned off before I got to sleep, cynic, ...al, ...ally followed. Will I remember when I wake up or should I do it now? Anyway,  I did remember when I woke up and niacin which I generally miss came to me sometime during the night.  So a rosette for the first time in weeks.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 08, 2022, 03:28:02 PM
Well done Stan - I should pay more attention to those instances where people don't often score rosettes (I am one of them but I'm only too aware of how I do... :angel:)
The clinic/cynic words were great, weren't they...  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on April 09, 2022, 05:16:44 AM
Sometimes I feel that I'm still in my infancy when I fail to get a rosette because I missed a word I know well.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 09, 2022, 02:11:43 PM
Well, fifty eight common words!!! Little chance of getting a full house competing in this one…
Of the over three hundred and thirty competitors, there were only a dozen rosettes and only one from our cadre – Roddles the rosetteer!!! 😎😎😎

The next best we could manage were a number of rosettenears in doxydaisy, rogue_mother and me!!! Not a bad effort and it will be interesting to see if there was any commonality in the common word missed… FWIW I was bamboozled by BAMBOO…

The time was two short to enable yelnats and blackrockrose to score a rosette – better luck next time… [My bad; it's been brought to my attention that yelnats and blackrockrose were in fact three off the pace!!!]

Jancsika was next in our company on fifty three commons followed by vizal on forty nine then auntiemo on thirty eight…

Again, 109 words for a maven score was a tough hill to climb but we did have a team member with her mavenhood intact – well done rogue_mother… 👏👏👏
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on April 09, 2022, 04:31:45 PM
Amber, barroom, rearm.

I was 3 off the pace. I'm probably more at home in the ballroom than the barroom, and being colour blind I will forgive myself Amber.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on April 10, 2022, 06:49:29 AM
Maybe if I'd pulled on my earlobe more, I might've gotten a rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 10, 2022, 02:53:00 PM
Well done yelnats for your well earned rosette and, as one of only a dozen recipients in total and the only rosetteer in our gang, you deserve a special mention!!! 👏👏👏

Doing almost as well, with nineteen common words extracted from the seven seed letters, were blackrockrose and rogue_mother – that final word will etch itself into your consciousnesses I am sure…

Being two short today, on eighteen, we find 2dognight, doxydaisy, Maudland and I and I think life is too short to be two short – we’ll just have to do better next time… Perhaps an AFFIANCE with other members of my household will address the INEFFICIENCIES of achieving a rosette…

Roddles managed seventeen common words exhumed followed one further back by auntiemo, Jancsika and ozzyjune…

Joining the crowd on fifteen was vizal  and, if my eyes don’t deceive me, closes off our coterie’s attempts…

Joining, and beating, our most consistent maven, doxydaisy recovered her mavenhood and simultaneously found the answer to life, the universe and everything while rogue_mother just squeaked in on the requisite thirty seven words total… 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on April 10, 2022, 04:20:13 PM
If it hadn't been for the discussion of finis last week I wouldn't have made it.

And I saw niacin again even though I couldn't use it!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on April 10, 2022, 09:43:53 PM
If I’d looked for longer, would I have spotted EFFICIENCIES? But then, it would have resulted in INEFFICIENCIES so what’s a person to do?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on April 10, 2022, 10:03:45 PM
Managed to find fiance and fiancee, but missed affiance. :-P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on April 11, 2022, 04:30:33 AM
If I’d looked for longer, would I have spotted EFFICIENCIES? But then, it would have resulted in INEFFICIENCIES so what’s a person to do?

A conundrum. Having found some efficiencies in my own search process, I nevertheless could not identify the inefficiencies.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on April 11, 2022, 08:38:34 AM
Oh, that’s too frustrating, RM!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 11, 2022, 10:59:18 AM
A conundrum. Having found some efficiencies in my own search process, I nevertheless could not identify the inefficiencies.

Efficiency is my 'bag', as can be seen from my tagline but it seems that my concentration on efficiencies has led to me having a blind spot to inefficiencies - go figure!!!  :-R :-R :-R
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 11, 2022, 02:25:46 PM
It seems that, even when there are as many as sixty one common words required for a rosette, we can rely on doxydaisy to come through – she was one of only ten rosetteers amongst over three hundred and twenty competitors. Well done Anne!!! 👏👏👏

Our next best 7beamer was auntiemo on fifty seven, four off the pace, followed one further back by Jancsika and rogue_mother…

Meanwhile, on fifty four and seven from the mark, yelnats and I joined the throng – I am SOMEONE who strives to avoid MEANNESS, endeavours to be SERENE, to be in ONENESS with the universe, yet sometimes this REASONER will find a cause of such RARENESS that it will ENSNARE me and bring forth actions that polite society might deem extreme – action on climate change is one such cause…

Completing the 7beamer efforts for today was vizal, sitting on fifty two commons excavated and blackrockrose on forty six…

Again we can rely on rogue_mother to maintain her mavenhood and today she was the sole 7beamer to do so!!! Nice one, r_m… 😎😎😎

Here's hoping we see more of the 7beamers participate in the next puzzle...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on April 11, 2022, 07:37:53 PM
Assess, assesses and assessor.....but not asses. I also missed erase and eraser and sonar. I'm totally convinced that there is no logical explanation!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on April 12, 2022, 07:57:42 AM
I was full of remorse for not getting anywhere close to a rosette on yesterday's puzzle. I have to reassess this nonsense! Of course, anyone who reassesses their performance during a monsoon is bound to get their brains wet. It's a good thing for my wounded pride that I preserved my mavenhood, at least.

Congrats to doxydaisy on her rosette! A fine performance while the rest of us were floundering.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on April 12, 2022, 10:18:39 AM
Yes, well done doxydaisy! 👏🏻👏🏻
Also, thank you RM and John for your superb wrangling of your missing words!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 12, 2022, 03:00:55 PM
What a difference a day makes – with twenty three common words the goal for a rosette, our rosetteers were headed off by 2dognight followed by auntiemo, doxydaisy, Roddles and Maudland. a great effort by all!!! 👏👏👏

Jancsika, rogue_mother and ozzyjune almost made the grade with fine rosettenear status but, when it all boils down, near enough is not good enough (but it is better than me) 😉😉😉

None of our mob were two short today but I was three off the pace on a round twenty common words found – and I’m just a TIPSY TYPIST who’s not in TIPTOP condition…

Next came vizal on nineteen followed by yelnats on seventeen. I’m not sure what’s happened to dragonman, ozzyjack, blackrockrose and RL but I hope they rejoin the fray soon…

Mavenhood was achieved today by doxydaisy, 2dognight and (surprise, surprise) rogue_mother – well done for getting the requisite forty four words to garner a maven… 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on April 13, 2022, 02:58:01 AM
I sometimes have to work hard to avoid being prissy, but when it's needed for a rosette is not the time.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 13, 2022, 02:25:38 PM
A tough fifty five common word contest that saw just seven rosettes in total and none from our coterie – the best effort was achieved by doxydaisy with a rosettenear on fifty four. I wonder if a good riffle of the pages of a dictionary might have made a difference??? Well done, anyway, for being the stand-out from our company… 👏👏👏

Roddles has the indignity today of being two short – what a come-downance… 😉😉😉

Next, on fifty one commons exposed, four off the mark, were Jancsika, rogue_mother and I – I was so busy I was forced to RIFFLE through my BRIEFS looking for the sole occurrence of IBISES in a SERIF font and, as a result, I missed the grammatical errors that were much more abundant…

On an even half century were yelnats and vizal followed a further ten back by auntiemo – these high scoring games can be a challenge!!!

Our next 7beamer was ozzyjune on thirty one while RL made a welcome return with thirty…

There were many abstainers today with 2dognight, blackrockrose, ozzyjack and Maudland all missing from the board…

Mavens were more abundant today with doxydaisy, rogue_mother and I all gaining or regaining our mavenhood… 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on April 13, 2022, 03:28:37 PM
Just like to say....I allowed myself to be "distracted" by 2 of the other challenges in my everyday life....family and sewing ( patchwork and quilting).
Now that I have looked at the solution, I realise I should have stuck with it!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on April 13, 2022, 06:05:21 PM
I missed briefs... brrr! The plurals get me every time!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 13, 2022, 09:37:57 PM
I missed briefs... brrr! The plurals get me every time!

Lacking briefs Anne??? It's a wonder your mavenhood is intact...  ;) ;) ;) :angel: :angel: :angel: :-R :-R :-R
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on April 13, 2022, 10:40:51 PM
Bats in my belfries this time around, for sure. How else could I have briefer and briefless, but not brief and briefs?! There's no freebie rosette in this game.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 14, 2022, 12:26:43 AM
Bats in my belfries this time around, for sure. How else could I have briefer and briefless, but not brief and briefs?! There's no freebie rosette in this game.

Et tu r_m, no briefs yet you still keep your mavenhood - however do you do it???  ??? ??? ??? :-R :-R :-R :angel: :angel: :angel:
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 14, 2022, 03:35:36 PM
Again doxydaisy stars in the rosette stakes by finding the answer to life, the universe and everything!!! Well done on uncovering all forty two common words – the only one of our assemblage to achieve that and one of only eleven people in total to do so… 👏👏👏

Scoring forty one commons and hence a rosettenear, rogue_mother was next cab off the rank followed by Roddles and dragonman on forty which makes them two short which may suit them if they are trying to fly under the radar… 😉😉😉

Joining the pack on thirty eight was auntiemo just beating me on thirty seven – it seems the COLONEL didn’t have the INTELLECT to be LENIENT enough to ENTITLE his subordinates with enough time for their TOILETTE which resulted in severe cases of dysentery…

Sneaking in on a creditable thirty six were yelnats and Jancsika while Maudland was two further back on thirty four – eight off the pace…

Making an appearance on thirty two was vizal with ozzyjune on twenty two with this achieved while en route back to Redlands…

Eight two words was the bar set for a maven and rogue_mother again didn’t disappoint – well done rogue… 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on April 15, 2022, 02:12:09 AM
If I didn't have colic before, I do now, seeing just how close I got to a rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 15, 2022, 11:46:52 AM
...and that elusive 'double'...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 15, 2022, 02:27:12 PM
Fifty common words for a rosette probably means we’ll have a reduced crew attempting this puzzle. One thing’s for sure, with only seven rosettes in total, this one was a toughie! Not a rosetteer to be seen amongst our ensemble unfortunately; the best we could offer was a rosettenear from auntiemo – which is not to say that is a bad thing, just that this was a difficult puzzle!!! Well done Moyra… 👏👏👏

It was time for vizal to be cut off at the knees as he was heading for that rosette and, as a result, he found himself two short…

On forty seven commons unearthed was dragonman followed one further back by Jancsika and rogue_mother...

I made an appearance one behind them on forty five – five off the mark. It may be CHICHI for a SHEIKH to HITCHHIKE but THEISTIC talk can lead to the TETCHIEST of conversations with the driver…

One behind me was yelnats on forty four and, finally, ozzyjune on three – methinks she was indisposed by the journey home…

Our mavens extraordinaire, dragonman and rogue_mother, did not disappoint as they both exceeded the seventy word threshold… 😎😎😎 Just missing out were vizal and auntiemo…
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on April 15, 2022, 03:21:24 PM
I look at the words you missed and think how come rtt didn't get them! But then I look at my own missed and think why didn't I get them (sheik but not sheikh, duh!)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on April 15, 2022, 04:03:05 PM
And with only one word needed for the rosette....I missed theistic....even though I had theist....duh, indeed!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Jacki on April 15, 2022, 06:31:06 PM
You guys are all so hard on yourselves. The 7 by many does my head in. My brilliant sis-in-law  (Doxydaisy) is a champion at it and I’ve tried it once or twice and felt like my head would explode! Well done all of you. And even though I don’t play it I enjoy the RTT report and associated comments.
A happy and safe Easter to all forumites.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on April 16, 2022, 10:49:32 AM
If you pick me up when I hitchhike, you may be in for a real ride. I occasionally manage to be the cheekiest member of the forum, and I don't always turn the other cheek; that's my shtick.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 16, 2022, 02:33:12 PM
Needing twenty nine common words for that rosette, three of our colleagues stepped up to the plate – our rosetteers were 2dognight, ozzyjune and ozzyjack – well done all… 👏👏👏 An especially impressive return to the fold from ozzyjack who has been on an extended road trip with ozzyjune!!!

Doing almost as well were our rosettenears who included doxydaisy, dragonman, Jancsika, Roddles and I who all missed by the merest of margins – I was almost relegated to being two short until I remembered chichi from yesterday’s puzzle but that’s enough of the CHITCHAT, it’s on with the show…

Finding themselves stranded on twenty seven were our diminutive players yelnats, rogue_mother and Maudland who all ended up two short…

Next, on twenty six – one behind those three – was auntiemo with vizal to be found one behind her…

That seems to be all for now as I couldn’t locate either blackrockrose or RL…

Forty eight words total provides you with maven bragging rights and dragonman, doxydaisy, ozzyjack, rogue_mother and 2dognight all either gained or maintained their mavenhood… 😎😎😎

N.B. I'm really enjoying your expositions of your missing words rogue... 😁😁😁 I encourage others to "fess up" to your omissions in a similar vein - it can be such fun...

P.S. ...and now I've gone into today's puzzle and see doxydaisy already with a rosette!!! 👏👏👏
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on April 16, 2022, 03:28:37 PM
Once again, I faied to ATTAIN that elusive rosette...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on April 17, 2022, 02:13:45 AM
I yelled "Argh!" in frustration for at least the ninth time, somehow overlooking my spouse's tacit sympathy.

Thanks for the kind words, RTT. You set a pretty high standard; I'm just trying to keep up. I always look forward to your recap.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on April 17, 2022, 02:03:25 PM
At my age, I couldn't handle titty two days in a row.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on April 17, 2022, 02:12:59 PM
Sorry to hear that, Jack. I had trouble with missing sties and testis  :-P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 17, 2022, 02:13:52 PM
This yummiest of puzzles needed the acquisition of twenty eight common words for the awarding of a rosette. Special props should go to doxydaisy for not only getting a rosette but being the first to get one and, as I intimated in yesterday’s post, getting it within half an hour of the puzzle opening!!! Nice one Anne… 😎😎😎 Other rosetteers from our coterie were 2dognight, Jancsika, Roddles, Maudland and vizal and they should all be congratulated… 👏👏👏

Rosettenears were plentiful as well with yelnats, dragonman, ozzyjune, ozzyjack, myself and rogue_mother all missing by that single word – I just need to make sure I don’t MISTIME my final run at the puzzles… I’m sure rogue_mother will be kicking herself having failed to find the yummiest word there ever is…

Alone on twenty six and two short we find auntiemo followed by RL who made a late run at the puzzle and found seventeen commons – I think that is the last of our ensemble as blackrockrose has failed to compete. She seems to have been missing for the past few days – if anyone knows her IRL and can confirm her good health, I for one would be appreciative…

Getting a maven today was a tough ask and there is no greater indication of this than the absence of rogue_mother from mavenhood with dragonman alone amongst our gang to get to the fifty six words necessary – well done Gareth… 👏👏👏
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on April 18, 2022, 04:50:54 AM
if I had dusted off the MUSTIEST part of my memory I would have got a rosette too.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on April 18, 2022, 07:03:16 AM
Don't you just hate it when the last word you need is the seed word and you have no clue what it is? And being unable to preserve your mavenhood in the process? Not the yummiest outcome one could hope for.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 18, 2022, 02:19:13 PM
With just twenty common words needed for that rosette, we had several rosetteers stepping up for a share of the action. First cab off the rank was auntiemo, followed by dragonman, rogue_mother, Maudland, ozzyjune and Roddles… Well done all!!! 👏👏👏

Rosettenears were also in demand with yelnats, 2dognight, Jancsika, ozzyjack and me all madly scrambling for that final word to complete our rosettes – all to no avail… 😥😥😥 I was too busy admiring the ROCOCO architecture to find my final word…

After a grand effort yesterday, vizal fell two short today and seems to be the last of our coterie as doxydaisy, blackrockrose and RL are all MIA…

With thirty three words total needed for mavenhood, dragonman, rogue_mother, 2dognight and I all managed to scramble over that line with auntiemo, Roddles and ozzyjune just missing out!!! 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on April 18, 2022, 02:23:20 PM
two days ago I got a rosette, sadly it did not reoccur today.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 19, 2022, 02:58:32 PM
Congratulations to our rosetteers dragonman and Roddles for finding all forty six common words 👏👏👏 – personally a couple of those words I might challenge about being common but, hey… 😮😮😮

We had the same number of rosettenears in 2dognight and doxydaisy – good effort both of you…

Meanwhile, being two short, was also ruled by the ‘twos’ with rogue_mother and Jancsika both being ‘de-elevated’ by scoring forty four common words…

The pattern continues with ozzyjune and I on forty three – had THEREAT been a HEATWAVE there would have been a reason for me to sit ATHWART the air conditioner; as it stands there wasn’t, so I didn’t…

The answer to life, the universe and everything breaks the pattern with three protagonists: auntiemo, vizal and yelnats…

Joining the pantheon on forty was ozzyjack while RL joined the fray on thirty six which is where we exhausted our efforts for the day. MIA were blackrockrose and Maudland – I trust they are well and simply chose not to participate…

With seventy words required for mavenhood, you might be surprised to learn we had five recipients with rogue_mother, doxydaisy, dragonman, 2dognight and I all clearing the mavenhood barrier… 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on April 20, 2022, 07:37:54 AM
No heatwave here at Inside the Beltway; temperatures have been in the single digits (Centigrade). Good sleeping weather, but not for me. The 7bm arrives right at midnight, so I am failing to produce enough theta waves.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on April 20, 2022, 02:03:35 PM
I lacked the spice to get cassia and lacked the nerve to get sciatic.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 20, 2022, 02:25:09 PM
Another reasonably high scoring game today that had a goal of forty seven common words to enable a rosette to be earned. Our sole rosetteer today was rogue_mother who was also one of only ten rosettes in total – well done rogue… 👏👏👏

On forty six common unearthed and hence rosettenears were yelnats, Roddles and ozzyjune – to have come all that way and missed by one is confounding…

The only people on forty five today were 7beamers and, being on forty five, meant they were just two short!!! Enjoy your diminutive status as best you can doxydaisy, 2dognight and ozzyjack… 😉😉😉

Forty four commons saw dragonman and I join the party while we find vizal one behind us… I may not be a CLASSICIST but I have an INSTINCT that that pain in my leg may be related to my SCIATIC nerve…

Finding the answer to life, the universe and everything were Jancsika and auntiemo which is where we draw a line under our efforts today with RL, blackrockrose and Maudland all MIA… 😥😥😥

Mavenhood today was managed by dragonman and doxydaisy and this required the finding of at least seventy six words… 😎😎😎

Interesting to note that both ozzyjack and I had sciatica but not sciatic - the mind is a truly weird thing!!! 🤣🤣🤣
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on April 20, 2022, 02:36:37 PM
Truly weird indeed...scintillant but missed scintilla, satanical but failed to play satanic and slant but not aslant....and totally missed still and stall.
It's JUST a game!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on April 20, 2022, 02:36:52 PM
And I was missing the instinct for the game.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on April 21, 2022, 07:02:01 AM
Kudos to yesterday's mavens. Sadly I was unable to preserve my mavenhood. If I hadn't been struck by an assailant at the last minute, I wouldn't even have had my rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on April 21, 2022, 08:20:58 AM
Too tired at the mo for these longer puzzles. V impressed by the 7beamers’ stamina!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 21, 2022, 02:24:11 PM
Well, the plagued puzzle didn’t for four of our 7beamers even though forty eight common words were needed by our rosetteers rogue_mother, dragonman, Roddles and ozzyjune – well done all of you!!! 👏👏👏

We had the same number of rosettenears in auntiemo, yelnats, doxydaisy and me who almost managed the requisite total – better luck next time… For me, the time bell PEALED before I got that last word…

Jancsika was two short as was the time needed to get all the common words, it would seem…

Joining the pack on forty four was vizal who appears to be the last one to do so – only ten 7beamers today!!!

Mavenhood was attained by doxydaisy, dragonman and auntiemo and rogue_mother, Roddles and ozzyjune who all managed the double – well done… 😎😎😎

I missed both rosette and maven by one – dang and double dang!!! BTW. Did anyone else try PEGLEG???

PS. Just started today's and Jancsika already has a rosette!!! 👏👏👏🏵️🏵️🏵️
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on April 21, 2022, 02:41:36 PM
I allowed the rosette to be pulled out of my grasp!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 21, 2022, 02:50:30 PM
PS. Just started today's and Jancsika already has a rosette!!! 👏👏👏🏵️🏵️🏵️

...and he did it with just one uncommon word in the mix!!! (His self-imposed restriction...)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on April 21, 2022, 04:04:00 PM
This game had me pegged. And yes I also tried pegleg!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on April 21, 2022, 04:28:13 PM
I missed paella. As a vegetarian not one on my regular list.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 21, 2022, 04:32:58 PM
I missed paella. As a vegetarian not one on my regular list.

If it was a choice later in life, you probably miss paella as well(a)...  :-R :-R :-R
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on April 21, 2022, 05:40:26 PM
Paella and Agape for me. Funnily I thought of "agapé" (in the sense of unconditional love) but didn't try it as I thought it would be too rare. When I realized the other meaning, my jaw dropped  :D

Oh yes and I tried pegleg as well.

(Ps I'll let you know what word spoiled my "perfect" score tomorrow...)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 22, 2022, 02:53:03 PM
Hungarian John (Jancsika)scorched through the twenty four common words in the disloyal puzzle and was joined by fellow rosetteers ozzyjune, Roddles, 2dognight, myself, doxydaisy, auntiemo, dragonman, yelnats, Maudland and rogue_mother – in fact, it would have been quicker to list those who weren’t rosetteers!!! Well done anyway… 👏👏👏 HJ has a self-imposed desire to get a rosette without any uncommon words in the mix and only just failed in this endeavour with a single uncommon amongst his words. He also managed to get his rosette in amazing time having achieved it before I’d written up yesterday’s synopsis and the very first person to achieve one… 😎😎😎

Coming up two short was vizal on twenty two commons uncovered while one further back saw RL join the fray…

Making an appearance on eighteen was ozzyjack which is where our efforts finish as blackrockrose is still MIA – if anyone knows of a way to contact her it would be good to know she’s OK…

Thirty two words in total is where the bar for mavenhood was set and clearing that bar were doxydaisy, 2dognight, auntiemo, rogue_mother, myself, vizal, yelnats and dragonman while RL just missed out… 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on April 22, 2022, 04:51:17 PM
For the record, "sassily" was the rogue rarity...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 22, 2022, 06:56:06 PM
For the record, "sassily" was the rogue rarity...

Your word list was too sassy by half...  :-R :-R :-R
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on April 22, 2022, 10:26:59 PM
Blackrockrose is OK, and emerging, exhausted, from two weeks of grandchildren staying at her place during the school holidays.

Sorry I didn't check in to let you know, but I'm back now and ready to Chi  ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 23, 2022, 02:15:50 PM
Another twenty four common words needed for a rosette today brought out six rosetteers from our coterie with dragonman leading them off, followed by Roddles, doxydaisy, ozzyjune, ozzyjack and me (though I only just squeaked in with my final two words! It would have been UNCOOL to have missed IRONIC!!!) Well done everyone who scored a rosette on this one… 👏👏👏

Our rosettenears today were also plentiful with auntiemo, 2dognight, rogue_mother, blackrockrose (welcome back!) and vizal – near enough was almost good enough!!!

Two short by far were yelnats, Maudland and Jancsika who were stuck on twenty two which is where we bid adieu to the 7beamers who participated today!!! It’s a testament to our crew that the worst of us were only two short of a rosette!!!  ;D ;D ;D

With thirty seven words needed for mavenhood, ozzyjack, rogue_mother, myself and dragonman all obtained or maintained this illustrious achievement… 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on April 23, 2022, 03:21:13 PM
I needed to find a US councilor to get my rosette
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on April 23, 2022, 09:50:15 PM
Iconic and ironic but not ionic. Or unicorn.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on April 24, 2022, 11:45:51 AM
Ironic, ionic and iconic....but not conic
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on April 24, 2022, 12:35:28 PM
I had to uncoil myself from a fetal position when I saw which word cost me a rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 24, 2022, 04:14:57 PM
Sorry for the delay folks… A rosette demanded forty five common words and a few of the 7beamers club were rosetteers: doxydaisy, ozzyjack and ozzyjune to be specific… Well done!!! 👏👏👏

We had the same number scoring rosettenears in auntiemo, dragonman and Roddles – so close, yet no cigar…

Stuck on forty three commons uncovered we find yelnats and Maudland who are probably thinking that life is too short to be two short…

Three off the pace, blackrockrose had the answer to life, the universe and everything while one further back rogue_mother and Jancsika joined the board…

I could be found on forty words but without the seed word as I was ALERTLY gathering all the bibs and bobs for a LAYETTE for a friend’s baby who, when he grows up will find a TERABYTE of storage to be a BETRAYAL of his data rights for which we, as a society, will have to ALLAY his fears…

One further back, on thirty nine, vizal makes his appearance which is where we draw a line as 2dognight and RL didn’t join us today…

Sixty seven words was where the bar lies for a maven today and ozzyjack, doxydaisy, rogue_mother and dragonman cleared that bar – well done you all… 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: whisky on April 24, 2022, 04:24:46 PM
Terabyte was accepted ??
I didn't even try it.

As I understand it, prefixes that indicate a multiplier GREATER than 1 are always Capitalised.
K for Kilo = 1,000 fold.
M for Mega = 1,000,000 fold
G Giga
T Tera and so on.

Further, prefixes that indicate a multiplier LESS than 1 are never Capitalised.
m for milli = 1/1000
u for micro = 1/1,000,000
n for nano
p for pico
f for femto and so on.

If I am correct, sorry, then Terabyte should not be accepted.

I understand I am being pedantic.
Common usage oft gets these things wrong, but that does not make it right.

At times I have been tempted to ask for a bottle of whisky be delivered as advertised, when I see a '700 ML' bottle quoted.
Heaven knows what I would do with 700 Mega Liters.

Michael
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 24, 2022, 04:41:40 PM
As I understand it, prefixes that indicate a multiplier GREATER than 1 are always Capitalised.
K for Kilo = 1,000 fold.
M for Mega = 1,000,000 fold
G Giga
T Tera and so on.

Further, prefixes that indicate a multiplier LESS than 1 are never Capitalised.
m for milli = 1/1000
u for micro = 1/1,000,000
n for nano
p for pico
f for femto and so on.

At times I have been tempted to ask for a bottle of whisky be delivered as advertised, when I see a '700 ML' bottle quoted.
Heaven knows what I would do with 700 Mega Liters.

Michael

Michael, I think you're confusing the abbreviations when writing with the words themselves (oh, and kilo is a lowercase 'k' as per km, kB (kiloByte)), kg etc

The lowercase 'l' is used for litres as well so that 700 ML would be 700 mega something or others...  ;D ;D ;D

Back to the question at hand, terabyte is spelt longhand in all lowercase but abbreviated as TB - terabit would be Tb...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on April 25, 2022, 07:40:30 AM
When I began programming computers over fifty(!) years ago, I never would have imagined such a thing as a terabyte. The first IBM 360 that I worked on had only 120 KB RAM, and the partition that I was allotted was 44 KB. But that wasn't the only thing that kept me from a rosette. It was also that betrayer giving me the eyeball laterally, though he couldn't prevent me from preserving my mavenhood.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on April 25, 2022, 09:40:13 AM
I unearthed TERRABYTE, which of course was not known, and didn’t think LATERALLY to come up with the correct spelling.  :-P :-P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 25, 2022, 10:27:58 AM
When I began programming computers over fifty(!) years ago, I never would have imagined such a thing as a terabyte. The first IBM 360 that I worked on had only 120 KB RAM, and the partition that I was allotted was 44 KB.
[spoken with a Yorkshire accent, of course!] haha, you was lucky, I'd have been glad to have the price of an IBM360, with no ram, or partition...

 ;D ;D ;D The four Yorkshiremen (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue7wM0QC5LE)

While we're reminiscing, one of the first printed circuit boards I designed was a state-of-the-art eurocard sized [160mmx100mm] ram card with 16 kB of dynamic ram on board
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 25, 2022, 02:55:34 PM
Oh, what a tough one… With the requirement of forty nine common words for a rosette we had not a single rosetteer in our gathering of 7beamers – there were only six in total out of three hundred and thirty six competitors!!! The closest we got were the efforts of dragonman and Roddles who were rosettenears… Well done you two for getting so close…  :-P :-P :-P

The next of our coterie to make an appearance was rogue_mother on forty six followed by doxydaisy, ozzyjune and blackrockrose on forty five…

Forty three commons brought Jancsika into the fold while I found the answer to life, the universe and everything – my POPPA was a member of the PARATROOPS who took to wearing a TOPCOAT whenever playing the TOCCATA which was his PASSPORT to building RAPPORT with his audience and invariably would be eating a carrot, being his TAPROOT of choice…

Joining us on forty was yelnats followed by auntiemo on thirty nine while vizal was five further back… It would seem that it took until twenty six words in that ozzyjack noticed the puzzle contained an excessive number of words and so he promptly left… RL meanwhile could be found on twenty one common words unearthed…

2dognight and Maudland were MIA…

A high bar of seventy seven words total would reward you with a maven and dragonman, doxydaisy and rogue_mother all managed to get their mavenhoods in order… 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on April 26, 2022, 02:22:27 AM
The paratroops wouldn't let me listen to the sportscast because I didn't have my passport. They couldn't touch my mavenhood, though lol
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Roddles on April 26, 2022, 06:29:40 AM
It was a difficult one. But having patted myself on the back when I got apropos as my second last word I didn't hear the tattoo of applause that followed.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 26, 2022, 03:57:17 PM
With four out of the thirteen rosettes attributable to 7beamers, I think we did quite well… Our rosetteers were doxydaisy, Maudland, ozzyjack and ozzyjune – well done on getting all forty common words!!! 👏👏👏

We also managed four rosettenears in 2dognight, dragonman, rogue_mother and Roddles – near enough was almost good enough…

Being two short has been a habit that has been hard to break for auntiemo and she’s back in the thick of things today…

On thirty seven commons to her name we find blackrockrose while two further back we find yelnats and vizal…

Jancsika is next on thirty four commons unearthed and I joined the party on thirty three – seven off the mark… A TSARIST, a SITARIST and a SARCASTIC SATIRIST going into a pub might ATTRACT some attention, especially if this were CIRCA 1900 and they had asked for a CASCARA tea!!!

Last but not least we find RL on four.

To achieve mavenhood today you needed to have rolled out eighty four words. Of those managing this, ozzyjack was the stand-out with 106 with rogue_mother and dragonman also keeping their mavenhood alive… 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on April 26, 2022, 05:17:21 PM
I'm sure to ATTRACT attention if  react to the CRISIS of being two short.....again!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on April 27, 2022, 06:44:12 AM
I needed a truss to hold me together when I saw which word kept me from getting a rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 27, 2022, 02:32:35 PM
It seems that today we have another case of being easier to list those who didn’t get a rosette!!! Having said that, it would be wrong to not acknowledge the achievements of those who found all twenty one common words so here goes: leading off the efforts of our 7beamers was Jancsika followed closely be 2dognight, auntiemo, vizal, Maudland, Roddles, ozzyjune and ozzyjack – well done all eight of you!!! 👏👏👏

Rosettenears were also in good supply with blackrockrose, rogue_mother, yelnats and myself all missing by that single elusive word – if I’d taken the opportunity to look at the front of my car, I would have noticed the damage to the GRILLE…

RL joined doxydaisy and dragonman in being two short today – whilst being height-challenged, at least you’re in good company… 😉😉😉

To be a maven is a prized thing (unless you’re HJ!) so for rogue_mother, doxydaisy, dragonman, 2dognight, blackrockrose, RL, myself, auntiemo and vizal to all restore or renew their mavenhoods is a thing of wonder… 😎😎😎 Special mention also goes to yelnats and ozzyjack who missed by one…
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on April 27, 2022, 03:44:05 PM
Grille was the one that eluded me too, John.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 27, 2022, 05:02:14 PM
With the advent of electric vehicles it may fall out of favour as they don't require them...

If you're not burning stuff, you don't need to get rid of that excess heat!!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on April 28, 2022, 01:32:52 AM
My liege lord did not permit me to get a rosette yesterday.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 28, 2022, 03:49:31 PM
Twenty one today, twenty one today… if truth be told, we’re all probably well beyond that!!! However, not all of us got that number of common words to score a rosette – those that did need congratulating and so, without further ado, our rosetteers for today are doxydaisy, dragonman, Roddles, Maudland, ozzyjack* and ozzyjune* – well done all… 👏👏👏

Rosettenears are blackrockrose, 2dognight and rogue_mother – you almost got there…

I had good company being two short with auntiemo and Jancsika - we all got stuck on nineteen common words unearthed… Lobe-finned fishes are mostly extinct bony fishes, BASALLY characterised by robust and stubby lobe fins containing a robust internal skeleton, cosmoid scales and internal nostrils and, being forerunners of land-based creatures, would probably not be found in the ABYSSAL depths... [Thanks Google] 😁😁😁

Next on seventeen were vizal and yelnats while RL rounded out our little tribe of wordsmiths on seven…

Thirty one words total credits you with mavenhood today and rogue_mother, blackrockrose, 2dognight, dragonman, doxydaisy, me, Roddles, yelnats, Maudland, auntiemo, vizal and ozzyjune all met that bar… Nice one everyone…😎😎😎 

*Updated to reflect ozzyjack and ozzyjune having achieved rosettes at the last moment (and my browser not reflecting that achievement)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on April 28, 2022, 05:07:28 PM
This sillybilly (sorry, not known) tried sibyll but not sibyl, thus depriving herself of a rosette.

And I think ozzyjune and ozzyjack must have scored their rosettes at the last minute and you didn't notice, John.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 28, 2022, 05:36:34 PM
And I think ozzyjune and ozzyjack must have scored their rosettes at the last minute and you didn't notice, John.

I'll fix that now - for some reason the scores sometimes don't update properly - it may be something to do with my system...  :P :P :P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on April 29, 2022, 03:22:54 AM
Being ballsy might get you most of the way there, but if you can't find that last word, you won't get the rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on April 29, 2022, 03:28:17 AM
And I think ozzyjune and ozzyjack must have scored their rosettes at the last minute and you didn't notice, John.

I'll fix that now - for some reason the scores sometimes don't update properly - it may be something to do with my system...  :P :P :P

Not necessarily your system. If you're just looking at the puzzle page and not making any entries, the scoreboard may not update. However, if you click on the button with the two green arrows at the top of the scoreboard, the scoreboard will refresh. You might want to do that when you begin writing your summary.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 29, 2022, 10:21:22 AM
I had moved from a different puzzle back to the 7bm and thought that might have been enough...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on April 29, 2022, 01:19:31 PM
I had moved from a different puzzle back to the 7bm and thought that might have been enough...

One would expect that, and that usually seems to be the case, but in my experience it's not a hundred percent guaranteed.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on April 29, 2022, 05:33:22 PM
Thirty one common words was the target today and doxydaisy, rogue_mother, 2dognight, blackrockrose, auntiemo, dragonman, ozzyjune and ozzyjack all hit the bullseye and earned themselves membership of the rosetteers club… Well done!!! 👏👏👏

Just one word back, and hence rosettenears, were Jancsika, Roddles and Maudland – bad luck folks; better luck next time…

Sitting on twenty eight was yelnats meanwhile myself and vizal were five off the pace on twenty five… If you PREHEAT the THEATRE you may induce THETA waves in your audience which is possibly better than having them HYPER unless, of course, you want them participating in the THEATER of action…

RL was a non-starter…

A word count of fifty two was needed for mavenhood and dragonman and rogue_mother (who consistently achieve this) were again our only candidates… 😎😎😎

N.B. I will be off on holidays for the next week so these digests may be few and far between...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on April 30, 2022, 07:54:22 AM
I couldn’t be bothered to find APATHY.

Have a great holiday, John!  :D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on April 30, 2022, 08:57:29 AM
You are doing a great job, John.  So take a break, rest, refresh and come back firing.  If you do suffer from withdrawal symptoms, you could always post one of your excellent rebuses.
Title: I've accidentally created a 7-by-many monster
Post by: blackrockrose on April 30, 2022, 04:53:25 PM
I created a couple of 7-by-Many puzzles in Your Puzzles today, with letters I input myself. The latest one has 327 common words (1017 including rare words, for those who care about rare words), including 18 words using all the letters!

It was certainly not intentional, and I imagine that Alan has a system for weeding out monsters like this in the daily puzzles. I don't think I'll stay the course and try to find too many more of the common words, but I intend to try finding all 18 words using all the letters.

So, if you have time on your hands and are up for a challenge . . . . the puzzle closes in two days from now.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on May 01, 2022, 08:16:53 AM
Congrats to our rosetteers from yesterday's puzzle: blackrockrose, doxydaisy, dragonman and Maudland.

I was among the rosettenears, along with 2dognight  RTT (whom we hope is enjoying his well-earned holiday), Roddles, ozzyjune and ozzyjack.

Auntiemo, yelnats and Jancsika were just too short to see the finish line.

It was a ruthless tycoon that kept me from getting my rosette, but I was able to preserve my mavenhood. Fellow mavens were doxydaisy and dragonman, all three of us getting the required 38 words for this distinction.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on May 01, 2022, 09:47:46 AM
Thanks, RM!
Title: Re: I've accidentally created a 7-by-many monster
Post by: Maudland on May 01, 2022, 09:49:32 AM
I created a couple of 7-by-Many puzzles in Your Puzzles today, with letters I input myself. The latest one has 327 common words (1017 including rare words, for those who care about rare words), including 18 words using all the letters!

It was certainly not intentional, and I imagine that Alan has a system for weeding out monsters like this in the daily puzzles. I don't think I'll stay the course and try to find too many more of the common words, but I intend to try finding all 18 words using all the letters.

So, if you have time on your hands and are up for a challenge . . . . the puzzle closes in two days from now.

Whoo-hoo - I got all 18 and award myself a small 🏵
Not even considering trying the rest of the puzzle (yikes!) but that was a great challenge. Thanks for telling us about it, blackrockrose.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on May 01, 2022, 10:26:44 AM
RM's ruthless tycoon and his toccata were my downfall.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on May 01, 2022, 03:25:28 PM
Tycoon was also our downfall.

Thanks, RM.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on May 01, 2022, 05:02:12 PM
@ Maudland

Well done for getting all 18! I gave up in despair at 17, and now I'm kicking myself for the very obvious one I missed – which I won't reveal because the puzzle still has a day to run.

Thank you to the 13 players who have taken up the challenge so far.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on May 02, 2022, 01:43:09 AM
All right, 7beamers, time for the morning report. It's a fine spring day at Inside the Beltway. The dogwoods and azaleas are in full bloom, and the leaves are that special shade of green seen only when they are brand new. There are chances of showers or thunderstorms later this afternoon and evening.

Oh, wait! That's not what you are here to find out lol

This was a smallish puzzle, only 23 words needed for a rosette. Our group responded in good fashion, with ozzyjack, ozzyjune, dragonman, Roddles and Maudland all bringing home the coveted rosette. Blackrockrose, yelnats and doxydaisy weren't far behind as rosettenears. Cut off at the knees, perhaps, auntiemo, 2dognight and Jancsika were a little too short, even standing on their tippy-toes.

Forty-four words were required for maven status, which was reached by doxydaisy and dragonman.

And where was I in all of this, you may well ask. Clearly my brain went rogue yesterday, as I achieved neither rosette nor mavenhood. That's the price to pay for spending the day filling out state income tax forms for the Old Dominion. Oh, and foolishly working at a Your Puzzle created by one of our own which had 300+ common words. As it was, an illegal coolie kept me from waxing elegiac.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on May 02, 2022, 08:06:02 AM
You got 311 words, RM?!?!  :-P

PS I loved the Inside the Beltway report!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on May 02, 2022, 10:34:36 AM
After starting BRR's own puzzle for procrastination purposes yesterday, I was more than happy to "play"  during a spell of insomnia overnight. I started out just looking for the big words..still 3 short. I may get back to it.
As for the previous 7BM....coolie and elegiac were my missing words.
Thanks RM for your reports.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on May 02, 2022, 04:32:22 PM
Hi BRR.
PLEASE tell me the last big common word that you missed. I found it strange that I missed gangster and gangsters.
I admit to throwing in the towel...I'd been going round in circles long enough.
Thanks for the puzzle.
Moyra
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on May 02, 2022, 06:54:55 PM
Hi BRR.
PLEASE tell me the last big common word that you missed. I found it strange that I missed gangster and gangsters.
I admit to throwing in the towel...I'd been going round in circles long enough.
Thanks for the puzzle.
Moyra

It was teenagers. Needless to say, I also missed teenager and teenage.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on May 02, 2022, 09:49:23 PM
Alas I didn't get a rosette RM, I missed CALICOES and SCOLIOSOS.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on May 03, 2022, 05:06:19 AM
Alas I didn't get a rosette RM, I missed CALICOES and SCOLIOSOS.

My mistake! So sorry for pouring salt on the wound through my error.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on May 03, 2022, 05:16:02 AM
You got 311 words, RM?!?!  :-P


Yep, it's an indication of just how compulsive I am about trying to complete a puzzle once I have started it lol. I also found 251 of the less common words, including 14 of the 47(!) that used all seven letters. I fell short of the commons using all letters by two, failing to find transgress and transgresses.

At the other end of the spectrum, a certain "Alan W" was spotted playing the "Let's see if I can find all the common words that use all the letters, and only those words" game. He managed a respectable 12 out of 18.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on May 03, 2022, 05:45:24 AM
Time for an accounting of yesterday's assault on the 7 by Many by our valiant crew. Valiant, but unsuccessful; not a single rosetteer among us. Indeed, there were only eight rosettes achieved among 341 players.

Roddles and I managed to finagle our way into the rosettenear category. Maudland, auntiemo, ozzyjune and dragonman all found thirty-six of the required thirty-eight words needed for a rosette, but alas, they fell too short. I might have done better if I had caught silicosis (or not).

Ozzyjack, blackrockrose, Jancsika, vizal and 2dognight all earned participation medals.

I managed to regain my mavenhood (yes, it can be done), just eking out the 79 words needed. Dragonman also reached this mark, outranking me by one word.

Here's something curious to ponder: My spellchecker has flagged all of our player names as spelling errors except one. Does 2dognight have a special in with the orthographic powers that be??? Hmmm...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on May 03, 2022, 03:35:18 PM
RM, there is an Australian native plant also called dogwood (the indigenous name pituri) which I assume is quite different to your dogwood...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erythroxylum_australe (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erythroxylum_australe)

considered Australia's cocaine and even illegal to grow in its native state (NSW).
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 03, 2022, 04:12:43 PM
Roddles and I managed to finagle our way into the rosettenear category.

Don't I count anymore? Just because I'm on holiday!!! I too managed a rosettenear!!!

As for 2dognight, numbers automatically disengages the spellcheck...  ;D ;D ;D

BTW. Thanks for taking up the mantle, r_m...

BTBTW. My missing word was COOTIE and I'm happy not to get those!!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on May 04, 2022, 01:58:04 AM
Roddles and I managed to finagle our way into the rosettenear category.

Don't I count anymore? Just because I'm on holiday!!! I too managed a rosettenear!!!


Oops! I certainly didn't mean to overlook you. Ironically, I saw that you were playing in the current game and actually went back to double check if you had played the previous game. Clearly my reconnoiter skills are somewhat lacking. I am a person who makes a shopping list, goes to the grocery store, looks at the list and then fails to buy at least one item on the list (and not because it was out of stock, lol).
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on May 04, 2022, 02:05:41 AM
RM, there is an Australian native plant also called dogwood (the indigenous name pituri) which I assume is quite different to your dogwood...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erythroxylum_australe (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erythroxylum_australe)

considered Australia's cocaine and even illegal to grow in its native state (NSW).

Yes, ours, Cornus florida (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornus_florida), is quite different. It may have some medicinal uses, but it is in no way mind-altering. I think the buds may be tasty to squirrels, though, because one winter I watched a squirrel climb all over a dogwood in our backyard, munching on any bud it could reach.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on May 04, 2022, 02:29:44 AM
I have managed to overlook a 7beamer each of the two previous puzzle summaries, but I hope not to make a habit of it. Jumping right into yesterday's summary:

Another small puzzle, only twenty-two words needed for a rosette. 2dognight, auntiemo, dragonman, Roddles, ozzyjune and ozzyjack all acquired the coveted icon on the scoreboard. Well done, all!

Rosettenears were not quite as plentiful. Joining me in this category were doxydaisy, Maudland and ridethetalk, who can't stay away even while on holiday.

Blackrockrose was our singularly too short person of the day.

Jancsika and vizal were those who can only hope that the next puzzle will be more fruitful.

Forty-four words were needed to reach mavenhood. I was able to preserve mine and was joined by 2dognight and dragonman.

I'd offer a titbit more of conversation, but I couldn't find one.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on May 05, 2022, 02:17:37 AM
Another day hunting for that ever elusive rosette on the 7 by Many. This puzzle was a little larger than the previous two, which gave us a little more breathing room. Three 7beamers nailed it, finding all  43 needed words: doxydaisy, ozzyjack and ozzyjune. Good job, rosetteers!

Roddles and I were right behind, garnering us the status of rosettenears. If only I'd made it home by teatime!

2dognight, Maudland and dragonman might have gotten rosettes, only they were too short.

Jancsika, yelnats, blackrockrose and auntiemo were spotted farther back among the crowd of would-be rosetteers. Even RTT could not resist taking some time out of his holiday to join the merry chase.

Seventy-nine words were required to achieve mavenhood this time around. Ozzyjack joined me in achieving this rank.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 05, 2022, 08:39:00 AM
Even RTT could not resist taking some time out of his holiday to join the merry chase.

I find it a good way to unwind before bed...  :-S :-S :-S
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on May 05, 2022, 08:53:46 AM
I was too busy on a MARITIME expedition analysing the presence of TRITIUM to get a rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on May 05, 2022, 05:55:54 PM
I was just too busy to keep looking for all those words!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on May 06, 2022, 11:33:03 AM
On the surface of it, yesterday's puzzle looked easy enough, but the doing told a different story. Appearances can be deceiving!

Doxydaisy, dragonman and Roddles were up to the challenge, achieving the rosette that the rest of us could only aspire to. Congratulations, rosetteers!

Blackrockrose and ozzyjune almost made it, missing by only one, earning the title of rosettenear. Many of us would have been satisfied to get even that close, especially 2dognight and ozzyjack, who were too short to qualify for that status.

Trailing the near-rosettenears were the vacationing RTT followed by yelnats, vizal, Jancsika and auntiemo. Oh, and a certain rogue who shall remain nameless.

Sixty-seven words were required to reach maven, and sad to say, not one of our number reached that number. Doxydaisy put in a fine effort but was still short by four.

What happened to that aforementioned rogue? She got into a disagreement with a smith, a veritable fetishist who swore up and down for the fiftieth time that he would only pay the tithe on the town smithies every fifth month.

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on May 06, 2022, 02:22:40 PM
Feeling like a bit of a dotard to have missed aorta.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 06, 2022, 03:15:52 PM
I didn't have my heart in it and missed AORTA meanwhile I was out of RAPPORT with the HOTPOT which probably would have given me heartburn (though that may have helped me get the first word I missed!)...  :-R :-R :-R
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on May 06, 2022, 09:14:32 PM
I must have been a miserable person because I had no rapport.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on May 07, 2022, 01:21:19 AM
With you on that one, Jack - now there’s irony!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Scouser1952 on May 07, 2022, 02:33:31 AM
Couldn’t find my tattoo!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on May 07, 2022, 07:24:15 AM
Couldn’t find my tattoo!


Tattoo or no, you are hereby inducted into the 7 by Many club and most welcome!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Scouser1952 on May 07, 2022, 07:35:54 AM
Thank you, but it is rare that I trouble the scoreboard.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on May 07, 2022, 07:56:43 AM
Another smallish puzzle yesterday, only 25 words required for a rosette. Doxydaisy, 2dognight and blackrockrose were up to the task. Woman power at work!

Almost there, and therefore rosettenears, were Scouser1952, the newest 7beamer, along with Roddles, Maudland, ozzyjack and ozzyjune.

A few players failed to gain the stature of rosettenears -- they were too short. These were dragonman, Jancsika, auntiemo, and last and least, the rogue player.
I had too much difficulty establishing rapport with another dotard, in spite of our having so much in common.

To round out the pack we saw our own itinerate RTT and vizal, also a rare but welcome appearance by RL.

Forty words were required to gain or preserve one's mavenhood. Several players found this challenge to be surmountable: doxydaisy, dragonman, ozzyjack and myself.

I found it interesting that so many people were able to find the not-so-common big word, arthropod, more than one third of the players. I and many others even found the less common word before the common word, hardtop.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on May 07, 2022, 08:05:10 AM
Thank you, but it is rare that I trouble the scoreboard.

Not to worry. You have posted in our thread, which automatically makes you a member. Daily attendance is not required nor expected. You are welcome whenever you leap into the 7bm fray. You will have to practice the secret sign, though: Click on the solution button, slap your forehead, and shout "Doh!"
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on May 07, 2022, 08:23:39 AM
Thank you, but it is rare that I trouble the scoreboard.

Not to worry. You have posted in our thread, which automatically makes you a member. Daily attendance is not required nor expected. You are welcome whenever you leap into the 7bm fray. You will have to practice the secret sign, though: Click on the solution button, slap your forehead, and shout "Doh!"

Instantly recognisable! Expletives optional. Adding a tut marks you as a UK 7beamer.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on May 07, 2022, 02:37:06 PM
I had to laugh at the secret sign...so true! Not reporting on missing words for yesterday's puzzle, just saying I hate when life gets in the way of Chihuahua.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on May 07, 2022, 09:53:47 PM
LEFTIES were my downfall...never occurred to me to try it though I played LEFTIE
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on May 08, 2022, 01:19:07 AM
Friday, when many people are busy making plans for the weekend, the 7beamers were still at it, wracking their brains for that elusive last common. Doxydaisy and a certain rogue were able to sneak up on it, thus achieving rosettes.

Dragonman and Roddles were still on the hunt when time ran out, so they must be content with rosettenear status. 2Dognight, RTT, Maudland and ozzyjune could have been rosettenears but found themselves too short.

Other 7beamers spotted among the ranks were vizal, Jancsika, blackrockrose, auntiemo, yelnats and our newest 7beamer, Scouser1952. Special mention goes to ozzyjack, whose effort was concentrated on entering only the common seed words, an effort at which he was successful. Talk about economy of motion! After yesterday's brief appearance, RL vanished back into the ether.

Not thirty-nine steps but thirty-nine words were required to reach mavenhood. Successful climbers were doxydaisy, 2dognight, dragonman, RTT and myself. It was not lonely at the top.

RTT's week-long holiday is nearly over. We  hope he will come back refreshed and ready for action.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 08, 2022, 12:22:12 PM
RTT's week-long holiday is nearly over. We  hope he will come back refreshed and ready for action.

In the immortal words of Arnie "I'm baaaack!!!"

My sojourn to East Gippsland in Victoria was a joy especially as the weather, which was supposed to be inclement for most of the time, turned out to be quite reasonable with even some sunny patches... We went away to celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary and, in that, I think we were successful...  ;D ;D ;D

So glad you took over the reins @rogue as trying to catch up on my return was a daunting prospect!!!  :o :o :o
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 08, 2022, 03:16:17 PM
Well now, I’m back from my week’s sojourn and rogue_mother has been keeping you updated on things Chi – thanks rogue…
Today’s 7bm had a rosette target of forty five common words and we had three rosetteers in auntiemo, dragonman and doxydaisy – well done people!!! 👏👏👏

No rosettenears today but falling two short were rogue_mother and Roddles who take our diminutive award for the day…

The answer to life, the universe and everything comes easily to blackrockrose, ozzyjune and Maudland yet they were unable to find the answer to those last three common words – better luck next time!!!

Next was Jancsika on forty followed by 2dognight and me on thirty eight – seven off the pace… I was trying not to ENTANGLE myself in the ANTENNAE connected to the TV at the ANTENATAL classes. Meanwhile, the LEGATEE was GENTEELLY indulging in ENTENTE and trying to avoid any issues that may result in a TELLTALE lack of diplomatic prowess.

Joining the scrum on thirty six, we find yelnats while vizal and ozzyjack were next, and the final two of our 7beamers, on thirty two…

It was a challenging thing to get or maintain one’s mavenhood today with seventy five words necessary but, even so, our regulars, dragonman and rogue_mother were up to the task with doxydaisy coming very close. Also it needs to be said that dragonman managed the “double” – rosette and maven!!! Well done… 😎😎😎

Thanks again to rogue_mother for keeping the home fires burning in my absence...  :angel: :angel: :angel:
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on May 09, 2022, 12:33:04 PM
Perhaps my mother read the dictionary to me when I was in my antenatal state, thus unleashing a latent talent for finding words. All the same, it wasn't enough to get a rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 09, 2022, 02:27:46 PM
Fifty nine common words for a rosette probably means our 7beamer crew will be somewhat reduced today and, of the three hundred and twenty eight competitors, only six were rosetteers and none of those were from our coterie… 😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫

Our best showing was from rogue_mother who was four off the pace!!! Well done rogue on getting as close as you did…

One further back were yelnats and me on fifty four commons unearthed… Unless you are ASLEEP, the fact that my ALPACA has many ALIASES should APPAL you, as he is not that ESPECIAL…

Another word back were dragonman and Jancsika with ozzyjune a further word back on fifty two…

On forty nine, blackrockrose joins the scoreboard while vizal and ozzyjack (surprisingly, considering the number of common words needed!) could be found on forty eight…

Scouser1952 made his appearance with forty commons uncovered while auntiemo found thirty eight…

Roddles must have had an off day (or better things to do) as he managed only twenty six which is where we rule a line under our efforts…

The quest for a maven was a tough one today requiring one hundred and twenty four words, with only rogue_mother managing to maintain her mavenhood… A great effort under difficult circumstances, rogue!!! 👏👏👏
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on May 10, 2022, 10:01:21 AM
Welcome back, RTT, and happy anniversary!

To be honest, I’m pretty impressed that you have an alpaca with any aliases - sounds pretty especially to me!  ;D

Now, if I could just find today’s blinking seed word!  ???
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on May 10, 2022, 01:02:46 PM
It was not surprising that I did not get a rosette yesterday, but my preserved mavenhood was an indication of just how hard I was searching for it. In addition, I was relieving a modicum of stress. Between intermittent Chihuahua sessions today, I was not asleep at the switch. Rather, Rogue Father and I watched Rogue Daughter #1 marry her life partner. There was no literal walking down the aisle, no classical music. There was, however, classic Dudeism, as the officiant was a minister from the Church of the Latter-Day Dude, duly authorized by civil authorities to perform the marriage. Abide!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 10, 2022, 01:37:10 PM
Sounds like it was probably a fun time had by all...

I'm surprised you managed to do any Chi at all!!! BTW. Congrats to all concerned...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 10, 2022, 02:13:07 PM
Today’s target of twenty four common words resulted in four 7beamers being rosetteers – 2dognight led the charge with Jancsika, dragonman and ozzyjune in hot pursuit – well done all!!! 👏👏👏

For those who didn’t quite make it, rosettenear will have to be your consolation prize and our rosettenears today are yelnats, rogue_mother, ozzyjack, me and Maudland (who must be living outside the papal envelope!)… I need an INLAY with words that tell me to try compound words backwards as I had tried layin (to my hit rate’s detriment!)…

I was glad to get cyclically and hence avoid being two short but, alas, the same cannot be said of vizal and auntiemo who are much diminished by being stuck on twenty two… 😉😉😉

Roddles and blackrockrose were tied on twenty one today – and I hope they’re celebrating appropriately… 🎉🎉🎉

Scouser1952 joined the party on eleven and that seems to be all for now as doxydaisy and RL didn't favour us with their presence…

Mavenhood required thirty five words total and a number of us managed to gain or renew theirs by leaping that bar: 2dognight, rogue_mother, me, dragonman and ozzyjune being those erudite competitors… Good job!!! 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on May 10, 2022, 03:21:24 PM
I will scourge myself without leniency.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on May 10, 2022, 05:53:50 PM
Me too, Jack. I also missed anally and I will not try to use those 2 words in the same sentence  :-R
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 10, 2022, 06:34:59 PM
Me too, Jack. I also missed anally and I will not try to use those 2 words in the same sentence  :-R

 :o :o :o :-P :-P :-P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on May 11, 2022, 09:04:11 AM

For those who didn’t quite make it, rosettenear will have to be your consolation prize and our rosettenears today are yelnats, rogue_mother, ozzyjack, me and Maudland (who must be living outside the papal envelope!)… I need an INLAY with words that tell me to try compound words backwards as I had tried layin (to my hit rate’s detriment!)

 :-X My mother will never forgive me.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on May 11, 2022, 10:55:53 AM
No pouring salt in the wound necessary for me today, cayenne is just as painful!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 11, 2022, 02:21:51 PM
With a lowish total of twenty two common words the goal to acquire a rosette, it’s not surprising there were quite a few rosetteers in our coterie with successful bids from 2dognight, Jancsika, dragonman, Maudland, ozzyjune and me!!! Well done everyone… 👏👏👏

Missing out by one, Scouser1952 was the only rosettenear but there were a number who were two short (and that number was three 😉) with auntiemo, blackrockrose and ozzyjack all losing altitude as a result…

On nineteen, three off the pace, could be found rogue_mother whilst vizal and yelnats were one further back…

Our final contestant was Roddles who joined in on fourteen commons found – doxydaisy and RL were MIA again. If anyone is in contact with them, can they make sure they are OK please…

The bar for maven was thirty eight total words and clearing that bar and achieving mavenhood were dragonman (who had the answer to life, the universe and everything), 2dognight, rogue_mother and me with 2dognight and me managing that double… Nice job… 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on May 11, 2022, 02:29:43 PM
Just giving you a heads up that my participation may be sporadic for the next week. I'm heading off to Sydney to be a helpful grandparent and monster-in-law mother-in-law during my son's absence on an overseas work trip.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on May 11, 2022, 03:27:49 PM
I should have been keener to be bankable.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 11, 2022, 03:59:33 PM
Just giving you a heads up that my participation may be sporadic for the next week. I'm heading off to Sydney to be a helpful grandparent and monster-in-law mother-in-law during my son's absence on an overseas work trip.

Thanks BRR - that will make sure I don't worry too much...  Lucky grandkids!!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Scouser1952 on May 11, 2022, 04:41:15 PM
Couldn’t have been keener, could I?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on May 12, 2022, 06:51:05 AM
Thank you for your thoughts John. I'm ok.. just been flat out at work and too tired to play chi.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on May 12, 2022, 10:44:13 AM
The baker did not have bankable profits, because her cookies were not breakable.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 12, 2022, 02:53:41 PM
Today’s rosette requirement was twenty nine common words and auntiemo led off our rosetteers with 2dognight, dragonman, blackrockrose, doxydaisy and Roddles all rising to the occasion. Well done everyone!!! 👏👏👏

Just missing out by one common word were our rosettenears in Scouser1952, Jancsika, yelnats and ozzyjune – I wonder what word you missed (and how loudly you screamed when you saw what you missed!)…

Getting twenty seven words rewards you with being two short and Maudland, rogue_mother and vizal have that salutary joy…

Next cabs off the rank on twenty six common words unearthed were ozzyjack and me – three off the pace… I almost had a CORONARY when I stepped on the ACORN and fell over inside my ROOMY tent erected under the oak tree…

RL was again MIA so it’s on to the mavens…

You needed forty four words total for your mavenhood today and rogue_mother, dragonman and doxydaisy all maintained or regained theirs as a result of meeting or exceeding that goal – nice one!!! 🎉🎉🎉
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on May 12, 2022, 03:30:50 PM
It was not roomy enough to contain my rancor at having misspelled raccoon.  I take back my muttered curses that surely racoon should be common.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Scouser1952 on May 12, 2022, 05:19:58 PM
Now that I’ve redecorated the apartment in rococo style I shouldn’t miss it again.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on May 13, 2022, 01:46:26 AM


Just missing out by one common word were our rosettenears in Scouser1952, Jancsika, yelnats and ozzyjune – I wonder what word you missed (and how loudly you screamed when you saw what you missed!)…


I didn't scream, but I did feel a bit of a tit...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on May 13, 2022, 06:00:04 AM
I could possibly write a clever sentence using both mammary and coronary, but this is as close as it's going to get lol. Keeping a tight grip on my mavenhood, that's for sure.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 13, 2022, 12:22:42 PM
I just got the seed word for today's 7bm and...  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 13, 2022, 05:19:38 PM
Well, I’m not happy with PHANTASY as a seed word!!! ☹☹☹ Having said that, I did get it and others did manage to get all twenty four necessary “common” words to earn a rosette. our rosetteers today were auntiemo, 2dognight, doxydaisy, blackrockrose and Maudland – well done all of you!!! 👏👏👏

That singular miss can ruin your day but a rosettenear is a consolation prize for rogue_mother, dragonman, Jancsika, ozzyjune and Roddles – I know what word you missed Roddles but what about the rest of you???

On twenty two “common” words found (is it showing that I don’t consider phantasy common?) and, as a result, two short could be found myself and yelnats (he also missed phantasy!) – by getting to the market late, all I could manage was a singular TATTY PAPAYA…

Joining the throng on nineteen was ozzyjack while vizal was three further back on sweet sixteen…

Scouser1952 could be found on eleven “commons”, again without the seed word and RL was MIA…

To become a maven today required the grand sum of twenty six words and 2dognight, doxydaisy, dragonman, rogue_mother, auntiemo, blackrockrose, Maudland, myself, ozzyjune and Roddles all had mavenhood bestowed upon them – that’s a pretty good hit rate for mavens amongst us!!! 😎😎😎

As for the double, auntiemo, 2dognight, doxydaisy, blackrockrose and Maudland all managed that grand achievement!!! 🎉🎉🎉
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on May 13, 2022, 07:25:58 PM
it was a TATTY puzzle and I agree about PHANTASY, even though I got it
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on May 14, 2022, 07:27:28 AM
It's difficult to assay the value of a rosette when I don't have one.

And may I add, the only reason I got the seed word was that I remembered a novel that I read in the late 60s or early 70s, Phantastes by George MacDonald. I would not consider phantasy to be a common word.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: TRex on May 14, 2022, 10:49:51 AM
Agree on phantasy

Ngram viewer also agrees
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 14, 2022, 04:36:16 PM
Only twenty common words needed today and we’ve got a bunch of 7beamers who have become rosetteers as a result with auntiemo leading us off and 2dognight, Roddles, rogue_mother, me, ozzyjack and ozzyjune following behind – good job!!! 👏👏👏 I got my final word by taking outcome, reversing the compound, comeout, finding that wasn’t allowed and then seeing comet therein… 😝😝😝

Missing by one and hence taking the runners up prize of rosettenear were yelnats and dragonman…

When the clock stopped, vizal and Maudland were sitting on eighteen commons and hence were two short to reach for a rosette!!!

One further back was Scouser1952 while one behind him was Jancsika… RL, blackrockrose and doxydaisy were MIA…

With thirty four words required for mavenhood, our efforts were not as good as yesterday with dragonman, rogue_mother and 2dognight all maintaining their mavenhoods from yesterday!!! 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on May 14, 2022, 07:24:13 PM
I couldn’t see the COMET from my TEEPEE - both words I’d usually find. Cue the 7beamers signal …
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on May 15, 2022, 11:56:50 AM
Teepee was the last word I found for the rare rogue rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 15, 2022, 02:21:41 PM
Just four of our number were rosetteers today and, with a common word count of just twenty eight, you might have expected more but the centre letter B caused grief for everyone other than 2dognight, rogue_mother, doxydaisy and Roddles. Well done gang!!! 👏👏👏

Our sole rosettenear was dragonman who should be applauded as well for getting so close…

Next, on twenty six commons, were yelnats and Maudland who were two short by far to score a rosette…

Of course, being two short might be considered good if you’re three short, which was where we found Jancsika, me and ozzyjune!!! To my mind a BUMBLEBEE makes a better EMBLEM for the environment than IBISES - without bees the whole ecosystem collapses…

Twenty four was the score that saw auntiemo take the stage – I’m not sure why she took it, or where she would put it, but take it she did… 😉😉😉

Making their appearance on nineteen were vizal and Scouser1952 while ozzyjack could be found at fifteen… Unless I’ve missed someone that leaves two of us unaccounted for – blackrockrose (grandparent duty) and RL…

Mavenhood needed forty four words total to be found and our successful scavengers today were dragonman, doxydaisy and rogue_mother – well done… 🎉🎉🎉
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on May 15, 2022, 05:20:07 PM
The reason I took the stage was so that I could subsume the words bless, blesses and busbies into the category of words I've missed.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on May 15, 2022, 08:42:18 PM
BILLIES...how frustrating when I got BILLIE...doh!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 16, 2022, 02:17:52 PM
Just under forty common words (thirty seven for those counting 😊) and, of the three hundred and eighteen contestants, only fourteen rosettes – our rosetteers were auntiemo, dragonman, 2dognight and rogue_mother all did a good job of uncovering all the commons – well done!!! 👏👏👏

Leading off our rosettenears today was doxydaisy with Maudland, Roddles and me following on behind. If you think about it, it’s a bit ironical that, had I not got obese, I would have been two short!!! 😉😉😉 As it was, I got sisses and sassier but not SISSIES… Cue that “Doh!” moment…  :-R :-R :-R

Next, on thirty four, three off the pace could be found Jancsika while yelnats and ozzyjune were one further back…

Joining the party on an even thirty commons unearthed were blackrockrose (how’s grandma going?) and vizal while getting a big gooseberry for missing the plural form was Scouser1952 on twenty three!!! 😉😉😉 MIA were ozzyjack and RL…

Mavenhood was achieved by those who cleared the seventy four word bar and our two regulars were in evidence again today in rogue_mother and dragonman who also managed the double… 🎉🎉🎉
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on May 17, 2022, 10:21:54 AM
152 people had more fun than me - I missed the ORGIES.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on May 17, 2022, 02:07:01 PM
@ John/RTT

Grandma's going well, thanks. One more day of school runs and cooking dinner to go, then Grandma can go home and make room for Nanna to take over for the remainder of the week. I may even find time for today's 7bm!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 17, 2022, 02:17:50 PM
Of the thirteen rosetteers overall today (from a panel of three hundred and thirty four contestants) our coterie managed three – not a bad representation IMHO! Congrats to doxydaisy, rogue_mother and Maudland for flying the flag in this forty eight common word puzzle!!! 👏👏👏

It seems the blokes could only manage rosettenears with vizal, Jancsika and Roddles all missing by that so small margin…

Meanwhile, yelnats, auntiemo and dragonman all fell short by two on forty six…

Next, on forty five and three off the pace were ozzyjune and me – I may not be the SWISHEST but I think I’m SWEETISH and I’m certainly WHITISH…

Scouser1952 was next on an even forty which is where our group’s efforts ended today – the high common word count probably scared off some of the other 7beamers…

The bar for mavenhood was set at seventy two words and clearing that were rogue_mother, doxydaisy and dragonman (just) with rogue_mother and doxydaisy also managing that double. Nice work!!! 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on May 17, 2022, 03:10:54 PM
I missed out on theistic. God help me.

Anyone else remember these? I used to love them when I was a kid.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 18, 2022, 02:50:33 PM
Well, today’s thirty four common word puzzle seemed to be challenge for everyone, not just 7beamers with just 10 successful rosetteers. 2dognight deserves a hearty round of applause for being our sole member of this heady group!!! 👏👏👏

Being just one word short of a rosette is no mean feat either and doxydaisy gets a rosettenear for her efforts… 😝😝😝

Things start to heat up on thirty two with three of our number, Roddles, ozzyjune and rogue_mother, being two short to see their way clear to a rosette (or rosettenear)…

I was alone on thirty one by being not good enough to be two short!!! The one thing that will surely APPAL me is the SPLASHY ostentation of an ALPHA male…

One further back was dragonman, also alone, on thirty while vizal could be found on twenty nine…

Four of our coterie joined the fray on twenty seven, Maudland, auntiemo, blackrockrose and Jancsika beating off the likes of ozzyjack and yelnats on twenty six…

Scouser1952 could be found on twenty and RL was MIA which finishes off our efforts…

The bar was set high today with fifty six words needed to gain or maintain one’s mavenhood with rogue_mother and doxydaisy clearing that bar with alacrity… 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on May 19, 2022, 05:19:54 AM
Hats off to 2dognight! No rosette for me. I was looking a little palish and not able to salsa properly.

What's up with palish? Must be British, my spellchecker doesn't think it's a real word.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on May 19, 2022, 09:35:29 AM
2dognight 👏🏻🏆

It was a stinker!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 19, 2022, 02:17:38 PM
What a CHEERFUL puzzle we had today… I got a rare rosette today – allow me to bask in the glory of that for a moment… I was saved from the ignominious fate of being two short by finding FLUFF (but not of the navel variety) (https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20150709-the-curious-truth-about-belly-button-fluff) and… …then I got an ULCER to complete my rosette!!!  :-P :-P :-P 🤣🤣🤣

A fairly low count of twenty two common words were needed for a rosette and we had rosetteers in 2dognight, me (!!!), doxydaisy, dragonman, Roddles and Maudland – good job all!!! 👏👏👏

That single last word must have been confounding for those who were rosettenears, with yelnats, blackrockrose and rogue_mother all missing by a “mile”… 😮😮😮

Becoming our solitary colleague who ended up two short was vizal with twenty commons unearthed…

Behind him by one, and three off the pace, were ozzyjune and Jancsika while one behind them was auntiemo coming in on eighteen…

Scouser1952 joined in at twelve whilst ozzyjack managed an unlikely for him score of six… RL was again MIA; let’s hope it’s nothing more serious than lack of time…

Mavenhood needed thirty five words total or more and dragonman, doxydaisy, rogue_mother, me, yelnats, blackrockrose and 2dognight all cleared that bar (unfortunately for Roddles, he missed it by one though he may have stopped once he got his rosette) – great work all… 😎😎😎
Doubles were managed by dragonman, doxydaisy, me and 2dognight… 🎉🎉🎉
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 19, 2022, 03:52:56 PM
Dr Karl (featured in the article above (but not of the navel variety) (https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20150709-the-curious-truth-about-belly-button-fluff)) Kruszelnicki is a science communicator who has a program on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's radio station, Radio National. I can heartily recommend it if your science appetite runs at all toward the odd...  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on May 19, 2022, 10:49:16 PM
That was cruel; I had crueler but not crueLLer. I don't think I have seen it with 2 Ls.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on May 19, 2022, 10:52:41 PM
I am rueful for not having achieved a rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on May 20, 2022, 02:12:51 PM
Circumstances contrived to fleece me of a rosette
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on May 20, 2022, 02:57:20 PM
I didn't pay my levies, so I didn't get any lollies
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 20, 2022, 03:01:46 PM
Thirteen is an unlucky number for some but for the thirteen who got a rosette I would say they are happy. Out of three hundred and thirty two players, not a one of our 7beamers managed the distinction of finding all twenty seven common words... ☹☹☹

Rosettenears were in greater profusion with dragonman, rogue_mother, doxydaisy and ozzyjune all finding all but one of those dastardly words!!! 😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫

Of the eight players on twenty five, five of them were from our little band of 7beamers with 2dognight, auntiemo, me, Jancsika and ozzyjack all falling two short of a rosette… I got a severe bout of COLIC from contemplating how to move the COLOSSI blocking my way… I’m not sure how ‘common’ colossi really is but I’m not going to give myself colic over that!!!

Next, on twenty three was Maudland followed one further back by yelnats…

Joining the fray on nineteen were blackrockrose, vizal and Roddles while three further back brought Scouser1952 into the picture…

A fairly high bar for mavenhood was set with forty eight words required and only dragonman and rogue_mother cleared it with doxydaisy falling one short… 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on May 21, 2022, 02:05:07 AM
I couldn't find the path to a rosette for all the colossi standing in my way.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on May 21, 2022, 11:37:43 AM
I guess it's my civic duty to admit I got collie and missed coolie.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on May 21, 2022, 01:28:18 PM
Maybe I should consider myself lucky that I didn't get silicosis or scoliosis, but maybe I'm immune to silicosis as I've found it before. The other 3 I missed were just missed!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 21, 2022, 02:20:05 PM

With just thirty common words in today’s cerebrally challenging puzzle, 2dognight led off our list of rosetteers with auntiemo, dragonman, blackrockrose, Roddles, Maudland and myself all rising to the challenge… Good job!!! 👏👏👏 My final two words were celery and lycra which surprised me when I got them in that I hadn’t seen them earlier…

Rosettenears were in reasonable supply too with rogue_mother, doxydaisy, Jancsika and ozzyjune all barely missing out by the smallest of margins…

Being two short is the sole domain of ozzyjack today while yelnats missed by three…

Scouser1952 could be found on twenty six while vizal joined the list on twenty four…

Forty nine was where the bar for maven was set today and ozzyjack, doxydaisy, auntiemo, dragonman, rogue_mother and myself all cleared it (though only just in my case…) 😎😎😎 – blackrockrose gets an honourable mention for missing by one having got her rosette! Doubles were achieved by auntiemo, dragonman and myself… 🎉🎉🎉
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 21, 2022, 05:22:09 PM
BTW. I was quite surprised that CYBER was rare...  ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on May 22, 2022, 06:55:44 AM
I rarely feel quite this frustrated at not having gotten a rosette!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on May 22, 2022, 02:18:08 PM
I was pipped at the post by PIPPIN.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on May 23, 2022, 05:45:16 AM
I had to unpin my rosette because I didn't eat my penne.

Plenty of our cohort did get a rosette, though, by finding the necessary twenty-eight common words. 2dognight led off, followed by blackrockrose, Maudland, ozzyjack and ozzyjune.

Joining auntiemo as a rosetenear was dragonman.

Too short to make it to the almost-finished line were myself, RTT, yelnats and Jancsika.

Further back in the pack one could spot Roddles, vizal and Scouser1952.

Fifty-one words were required to preserve or acquire one's mavenhood. Dragonman exceeded all expectation, followed by myself and 2dognight.

One hopes that whatever kept RTT from doing the daily summary was of a happy nature.

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 23, 2022, 11:49:24 AM
Thanks rogue, it was.

We had an federal election here and I was up very late watching the fallout. Then, yesterday afternoon, I had a local sustainability group meeting to attend, to call on our local government to spend more of our rates money on helping people live more sustainably. I was away from my computer for all that time, so didn't get the opportunity to do my normal rundown... Thanks for picking up after me... :P :P :P

So as you're not kept in SUSPENSE, I had to UNPIN my quest for a rosette as the time simply ran out...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on May 23, 2022, 02:04:24 PM
I couldn't pinpoint pippin although I had pippin yesterday. >:(
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 23, 2022, 02:36:01 PM
Our standout rosetteers in this twenty nine common word puzzle were rogue_mother and Maudland – well done to both of you!!! 👏👏👏

Doing almost as well and becoming rosettenears as a result were 2dognight, Scouser1952, dragonman, Roddles, blackrockrose and auntiemo – what word let you down? …and was it the same one???

Joining the two short club today were doxydaisy, me, ozzyjune and ozzyjack – I had an INSIPID final crack at the puzzle but couldn’t PINPOINT the final two words… 😮😮😮

The next cabs off the rank were Jancsika and yelnats both on twenty three commons found while vizal was two further back on twenty one today…

To be a maven you needed to have at least the answer to life, the universe and everything and dragonman and rogue_mother must both have brains the size of a planet… 😉😉😉 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on May 23, 2022, 02:38:41 PM
The nonstop election news must have distracted me.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Scouser1952 on May 23, 2022, 04:44:53 PM
That would be - pippin!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on May 23, 2022, 08:18:53 PM
PIPPIN for me too

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on May 24, 2022, 01:34:34 AM
The nonstop election news must have distracted me.

I was fortunate enough to get a rosette on this round, but nonstop was the last common word that I found.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on May 24, 2022, 09:55:01 AM
I missed indisposition .
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 24, 2022, 10:48:05 AM
That one took me a long time to find and was definitely a doh! moment when I did...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 24, 2022, 02:24:09 PM
Whew! That was a near thing for me! At twenty five common words for a rosette, the reunify puzzle was trickier than it would seem at first blush. Nonetheless, we had a bunch of rosetteers in dragonman, Maudland, Roddles, rogue_mother, ozzyjack, ozzyjune and me (with just three minutes to spare!)… Well done!!! 👏👏👏 (FWIW. Iffier was my final common word and ninny my second-last.)

On twenty four, and hence acquiring rosettenear status, were blackrockrose, 2dognight and yelnats who must now be kicking themselves on the word they missed…

On his lonesome on twenty three, we find the now diminutive vizal who finds himself two short…

Twenty one words saw Jancsika joining the scoreboard while two further back auntiemo did likewise…

Another two words back, on seventeen, Scouser1952 made his presence felt which is not something you could say for doxydaisy and RL!!!

Three dozen words (thirty six for those who are mathematically challenged 😉) would garner you a maven today and mavenhood was acquired by rogue_mother, 2dognight, dragonman, ozzyjack, ozzyjune, me and yelnats – well done all!!! 😎😎😎
Of those, rogue_mother, dragonman, ozzyjack, ozzyjune and I all managed that elusive double… 🎉🎉🎉
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on May 24, 2022, 06:40:29 PM
Ennui made me miss the double.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on May 24, 2022, 09:51:09 PM
I must have missed eyrie as many times as I've missed aerie.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on May 25, 2022, 06:57:51 AM
Ennui made me miss the double.

For me it was the opposite -- ennui was the last common I found to give me the double.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 25, 2022, 02:44:59 PM
If you got twenty four common words in today’s 7bm, you would have pocketed a rosette. sadly I am not one of them but we did have several rosetteers with blackrockrose, rogue_mother, 2dognight and Maudland all coming up with the goods… Well done!!! 👏👏👏

Stuck on twenty three were Roddles, me, dragonman and yelnats who, to borrow a term from cribbage, died in the hole – the alternate spelling KOPECK was my downfall; how about the rest of you??? 😥😥😥

Life was two short for auntiemo, vizal and Scouser1952 who were much diminished as a result…

Twenty one common words saw ozzyjune join the scoreboard while Jancsika was two further back…

Sixteen was perhaps not so sweet for ozzyjack and this rounds off our attempts today as doxydaisy and RL were again MIA – I’m trusting all is well with them…

The cut-off point for maven was set at thirty words total and rogue_mother*, 2dognight*, dragonman, auntiemo, yelnats and Maudland* were rewarded with mavenhood as a result… 😎😎😎The asterisks above were those who scored a double!!! 🎉🎉🎉
Special mentions to Roddles, blackrockrose and me who all “died in the hole” on mavenhood as well… 😥😥😥
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Scouser1952 on May 25, 2022, 05:28:57 PM
Oh eck I copped out with -KOPECK and his shorter brother KOPEK.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on May 25, 2022, 05:57:44 PM
Eck, I missed kopeck, but had kopek.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on May 25, 2022, 06:37:53 PM
KOPECK did for me too

Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 25, 2022, 08:51:07 PM
KOPECK did for me too

There seems to be a lot of that going around...  :-R :-R :-R
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on May 25, 2022, 09:45:24 PM
Well, just to be different, I missed both kopeck and kopek.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 26, 2022, 02:48:16 PM
With fifty four common words for a rosette, I expect there will be a fall-off in 7beamers competing… We had but two rosetteers today with dragonman and doxydaisy both rising to the challenge – well done!!! 👏👏👏

We also had two rosettenears with blackrockrose and rogue_mother missing by the merest of margins…

On fifty two (and hence two short to see the finish line) we find yelnats while ozzyjune was three off the pace!!!

I was joined on an even half century by auntiemo – an ECLECTIC TSETSE was hovering around the LILIES and causing the concerned bystander to swallow deeply to return his TESTIS into its proper position…

Jancsika was next on forty nine and then vizal on forty five. A long way back, on twenty three, we find Roddles while Scouser1952 joined the scoreboard on twenty… It looks like ozzyjack had found four words before realising this was a puzzle he didn’t want to compete in…
With one hundred and five words necessary for mavenhood, the only person to not disappoint was rogue_mother!!! Well done rogue… 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on May 26, 2022, 02:58:43 PM
It wasn't the tsetse fly for me. It was the eclectic kitties that almost caused this testiest of players to chuck a sickie.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on May 26, 2022, 05:41:18 PM
I have a tin ear, so it's not too surprising that cellist deprived me of a rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on May 26, 2022, 10:14:55 PM
I was bitten by the tsetse fly.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 27, 2022, 02:40:55 PM
Two dozen common words was the rosette target today and we had a handful of rosetteers with rogue_mother, doxydaisy, blackrockrose, Roddles and yelnats all finding all the words needed… Well done all!!! 👏👏👏

Missing by one and hence becoming rosettenears by default were auntiemo, dragonman and Maudland who will now be kicking themselves, I’m sure… 😉😉😉

Meanwhile, being two short meant that ozzyjune, 2dognight and Jancsika all missed out on being both rosetteers and rosettenears…

Alone on twenty one today, vizal was three off the pace while I was alone on five off… He didn’t want to be EVASIVE but, when IBISES ABASE themselves to BEVIES of quail, it’s past time he BUSIES himself in trying to get the natural order restored!!!

Scouser1952 joined in on fourteen while ozzyjack clocked in on five…

With the answer to life, the universe and everything, dragonman leads off our mavens today. Thirty five was where the bar was set and the others clearing it to garner their mavenhood were 2dognight, doxydaisy and rogue_mother… 😎😎😎
Scoring the ‘double’ were doxydaisy and rogue_mother… 🎉🎉🎉
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on May 27, 2022, 02:49:12 PM
Kicking myself?....kind of. I was pleased to get as close as I did....but I'm blowed if I can see how I missed biases ?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 28, 2022, 02:55:27 PM
Well, dragonman and auntiemo deserve applause today for finding all twenty eight common words and becoming rosetteers… 👏👏👏

Meanwhile, 2dognight, ozzyjune and Roddles missed by the smallest margin giving them rosettenears… Better hunting today…

By finding twenty six commons, yelnats and Maudland found themselves two short to spend time at the big people’s table… 😉😉😉

Three off the pace and one behind them were rogue_mother, blackrockrose and ozzyjack whilst vizal, myself and Jancsika missed by four with two dozen commons in our kit bag… CIRCA 1980 when ACACIA was the tree to be planting, I decided to paint my OARLOCK in the most delightful shade of LILAC…

Scouser1952 joined the party on twenty two and, with doxydaisy and RL failing to make an appearance, that wraps up the state pf play in rosette hunting…

To earn your mavenhood today you needed forty six words total and dragonman and rogue_mother again managed to outdo all others in our coterie though 2dognight just missed out… 😎😎😎 To add to his achievement, dragonman managed the double… 🎉🎉🎉
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on May 29, 2022, 02:39:15 AM
We wanted to take the rowboat out on the lake, but we were missing an oarlock. Then we thought we might rollick in the corral, but that wasn't happening either. No fun!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 29, 2022, 02:18:42 PM
Only eight rosettes in this forty nine common word puzzle and, unfortunately, no rosetteers from our coterie… ☹☹☹

The best we could manage was a solitary rosettenear from a returning doxydaisy – well done Anne…

Next were a clutch of 7beamers on forty six (three off the pace) in rogue_mother, blackrockrose, dragonman and Maudland followed by Jancsika, yours truly, and ozzy’s June and Jack (I must say I was surprised to see Jack in this forty nine common word puzzle!)  :o :o :o – the MELEE in the PURLIEU caused a PILEUP which left people PULPIER than they were before… 😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫

On his lonesome on forty four was yelnats while vizal and Roddles joined the fray on thirty seven…

On thirty six was auntiemo while Scouser1952 made his appearance on nineteen which appears to be where our responses end…

Mavenhood demanded a wordcount of ninety or more and doxydaisy, rogue_mother and dragonman all didn’t fail to achieve this benchmark… Well done!!! 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on May 29, 2022, 04:53:01 PM
Love your work John. There's no way I could do what you do on a daily basis. I missed pimplier in the last game. I know I'm a bit hit and miss these days on this puzzle but I still love to read everyone's posts.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on May 29, 2022, 05:18:03 PM
Mine was not a premium effort.  I am feeling less than peppier about that pileup and am going to head for a different purlieu.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on May 29, 2022, 09:43:56 PM
I am IMPELled to admit that my effort was not PREMIUM either, Jack. My excuse is that I’m not in my usual PURLIEU, visiting family (although I do happen to be near a large park, traditionally hunting grounds!) …
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on May 30, 2022, 07:19:16 AM
That was quite a pileup at the purlieu of rosettenear status, providing a milieu of dissatisfaction when the game threw an allegedly common word at us that is truly not common.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 30, 2022, 02:31:38 PM
Leading off a slew of rosetteers today was 2dognight in this twenty six common word puzzle, with blackrockrose, dragonman, Maudland, ozzyjune, ozzymAndias (welcome back Andrew) and ozzyjack all garnering enough common words to score a rosette – well done!!! 👏👏👏

Nearly, but not quite, as good were the efforts of our rosettenears: doxydaisy and yelnats – it will be interesting to hear what word caused your grief…

Becoming two short is not something most of us would aspire to but auntiemo, rogue_mother and Jancsika all carry it with aplomb…

With a score of twenty three (three off the mark) we find vizal while I was one further back on twenty two commons unearthed – as I FALLIBLY FLAIL about my garden, I cannot ALLAY the fear that my ALFALFA will not flourish…

Roddles was twenty one today (congrats! 😉) while Scouser1952 clocked in on thirteen which is where we draw a line under our rosette efforts…

The mavenhood bar was set at forty words today and clearing that is an achievement that rogue_mother, dragonman*, 2dognight*, blackrockrose*, doxydaisy, ozzyjack* and Maudland* should all be proud of… 😎😎😎
Of those, the ones asterisked proudly achieved doubles… 🎉🎉🎉
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on May 31, 2022, 08:10:35 AM
The laity went after the solution set rather flabbily; hence, they did not achieve the rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on May 31, 2022, 08:49:32 AM
The laity were upset by the lack of alfalfa sprouts in the salad....and missed the rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on May 31, 2022, 02:23:37 PM
A score of twenty five common words will reward you with a rosette today and our rosetteers were plentiful with ozzyjune, ozzymAndias, 2dognight, Maudland and rogue_mother all doing all that was required… Well done all!!! 👏👏👏

Missing by a solitary word was a solitary 7beamer – dragonman – dang!!!

Jancsika was off by two which makes him two short while auntiemo was one further back on twenty two, three off the pace…

One behind her were yelnats and vizal who were twenty one today – is congratulations in order??? 😉😉😉

Nineteen common words was where Roddles and I joined the party – I was BESET by the BOSSIEST, most OTIOSE OBOIST I have ever met who plonked himself on the SETTEE and only stirred when annoyed by the TSETSE fly!!!

Scouser1952 was one further back on eighteen while RL made a welcome return on nine… The last cab off the rank was ozzyjack who discovered OBESITY and decided this wasn’t the puzzle for him… 😉😉😉

Mavenhood required the finding of fifty six words total and our stalwarts rogue_mother* and dragonman were joined by 2dognight* in achieving that distinction… 😎😎😎
*doubles were achieved… 🎉🎉🎉
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on May 31, 2022, 09:52:46 PM
Missed flabbily but had flabby in day before yesterday. Couldn't put flabbily in a sentence. Spell check has changed it back to flabby twice!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 01, 2022, 02:20:50 PM
With twenty seven common words resulting in a rosette, our rosetteers today were 2dognight, rogue_mother, dragonman, ozzyjack and ozzyjune – well done you handful of word wizards!!! 👏👏👏

Almost getting there (but not quite!) were our (almost) handful of rosettenears in Jancsika, auntiemo, myself and yelnats – I couldn’t find that last word RIPELY enough!!!

Next on twenty five commons but two short to care was auntiemo…

We now go to twenty three commons unearthed and find ozzymAndias (but without PERKILY uncovering the seed word!)…

On twenty one (again!) today we find vizal while two further back Scouser1952 joins the pack and which is where, if my failing eyesight doesn’t deceive me, we round out our efforts…

Mavenhood required the discovery of at least forty seven words and those who managed this were myself, ozzymAndias, ozzyjack*, dragonman*, doxydaisy, rogue_mother*, auntiemo, 2dognight*, ozzyjune* and yelnats – well done everyone!!! 😎😎😎
As per usual, the asterisks signify double dignity… 🎉🎉🎉
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on June 01, 2022, 02:48:26 PM
 Too peppery for me!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on June 01, 2022, 07:14:12 PM
What sort of word is RIPELY anyway!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 01, 2022, 09:02:14 PM
What sort of a word is RIPELY anyway!

Indeed!!! I think that ^^^ statement needed the interrobang‽‽‽  ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 02, 2022, 05:10:52 PM
Props must go to dragonman, the only 7beamer to find all fifty two common words and become a rosetteer in the process – well done, Gareth… 👏👏👏

No rosettenears but a number of us were two short with blackrockrose, yelnats, rogue_mother, myself and Jancsika all coming up short!!! I needed to use some CHEESECLOTH to wrap my feet as my shoes are now HEELLESS.

Joining the scoreboard on forty nine was ozzyjune whilst vizal and auntiemo were next to touch base on forty seven…

Scouser1952 found forty three commons and ozzymAndias an even forty…

Finding both common seed words and then ‘getting out of town before sundown, Brown’ was ozzyjack…

Mavenhood was awarded to those who exceeded ninety five words total (i.e. 96+) and rogue_mother, dragonman and yours truly were so rewarded… 😎😎😎
Double the fun was had by dragonman… 🎉🎉🎉
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on June 03, 2022, 07:40:52 AM
I used a compress made of cheesecloth to soothe my fevered brow after failing to achieve a rosette. And boy, did I need it. I didn't see soothe after finding sooth, nor, of course, cheesecloth after finding both cheese and cloth. Doh!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on June 03, 2022, 02:01:30 PM
i have just had an attack of nausea.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 03, 2022, 02:29:04 PM
Congratulations must go to rogue_mother and doxydaisy for being our rosetteers amongst the ten rosettes awarded in this twenty four common word puzzle – quite an achievement!!! 👏👏👏

There were a handful of rosettenears in dragonman, ozzyjune, ozzymAndias, blackrockrose and ozzyjack (who had a bout of NAUSEA when finding out his missing word!) – did others suffer a similar fate???

Three 7beamers were two short with auntiemo, yelnats and Jancsika all being humbled by this sunbeam puzzle…

Meanwhile 2dognight missed by three which is two better than me who only managed nineteen (five off the pace) – it may not be cause for a BANNS but eating too much BANANA could lead to the need to BENUMB oneself to the possibility of an ENEMA, if not today, then MANANA…

Next, on eighteen, we find vizal while, back on six, Scouser1952 made his presence felt which is more than we can say for Roddles, Maudland and RL who were all MIA…

Our mavens for today were also our rosetteers so treble congrats to rogue_mother and doxydaisy on your mavenhood!!! 😎😎😎🎉🎉🎉
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 04, 2022, 02:28:18 PM
With fifty five common words being sought, we can expect a few 7beamers to be non-starters but, of those who did, none managed to become rosetteers and only eight out of the three hundred and twenty eight players did so!!!

Meanwhile, getting fifty four of those fifty five commons would reward you with a rosettenear and dragonman and rogue_mother both achieved this… 👏

Next in line was yours truly on fifty one – I am definitely not a COLOSSAL CLASSICIST which comes with a TACIT understanding that I have never worn a TAILCOAT…

Gaining position on the board at forty nine common words were blackrockrose and vizal while ozzyjune discovered forty eight…

One further back was yelnats on forty seven while ozzymAndias clocked in on forty one and Jancsika on forty…

Scouser1952 scored thirty eight before the time expired and auntiemo got thirty four… Meanwhile, both ozzyjack and Roddles found three common words with those from ozzyjack being the three common seed words!!! That winds it up for today’s common competitors…

With a total score of ninety five necessary for mavenhood, it will probably come as no surprise that our rosettenears were also awarded mavenhood… Well done!!! 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on June 04, 2022, 02:42:35 PM
You may be certain that I will not respond to a catcall, so no rosette for me.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ensiform on June 05, 2022, 03:14:06 AM

ridethetalk refers to my 8,500 km bicycle journey around Australia in 2010 promoting energy efficiency because...

...climate change is a thing and my kids' futures are important to me.

Energy efficiency is (still) the quickest, cleanest and cheapest way to reduce carbon emissions. I did this on a pushbike because it's the most efficient form of transport ever devised. (I also met my wife through being in a cycle touring club.) I rode solo, towing a trailer with 40kg of gear, into towns; gave a two hour interactive talk that night and rode out the next morning - I wasn't walking the talk, I was riding the talk...  ;D ;D ;D
The greenest watt ever produced is the one you never use...

I read a book about a fellow who walked around Australia with a fridge on his back.  Its title was, shockingly, Round Ireland with a Fridge:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23316.Round_Ireland_with_a_Fridge (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23316.Round_Ireland_with_a_Fridge)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 05, 2022, 03:24:04 PM
Our standout rosetteers today were 2dognight and Maudland who managed to find all thirty eight common words – well done, you!!! 👏👏👏

Just missing out by a single word were our rosettenears consisting of rogue_mother and dragonman – one word! One dang word!!!

The diminutive category, two short, consisted of blackrockrose, yours truly, yelnats and Roddles – personally, I got too BLASÉ and we all know that that is not a SALABLE product!!!

Next cab off the rank was ozzyjune on thirty five and vizal could be found one behind her while two behind her we find Jancsika on thirty three commons…

Scouser1952 was one further back again on thirty two and we now have a big gap to ozzymAndias on twenty six…

Joining the fray on twenty one today (congratulations, you young whipper snappers! 😉) were auntiemo and ozzyjack which, unless my eyes deceive me, is where we wrap up our sizeable attempts at today’s puzzle…

With sixty two words to score a maven, those who achieved their mavenhood were dragonman, rogue_mother and 2dognight with 2dognight scoring that elusive double… 😎😎😎
Well done, Carol…🎉🎉🎉
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on June 06, 2022, 11:58:54 AM
Eh, I was just too blasé to care about getting a rosette. Not!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: blackrockrose on June 06, 2022, 01:29:26 PM
My baseball bat was made of balsa, so it didn't perform very well.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 06, 2022, 02:05:34 PM
Having achieved a rosette, I started writing this up and found myself inadvertently posting this hours early – I realised my error almost immediately and removed the post. I hope I didn’t create spoilers for anyone…
Some people may not have thought this puzzle could be any pricklier, yet still we had quite a number of rosetteers. leading us off in getting all thirty two common words was doxydaisy followed by yours truly, yelnats, Roddles, dragonman and Maudland – well done all!!! 👏👏👏

Getting thirty one of those thirty two words puts you in rosettenear territory and guarding that territory were blackrockrose, 2dognight,  ozzyjune and ozzymAndias – I’m sure they will have been upset by being on the precipice and not being able to make that final leap…

Jancsika and rogue_mother were next on twenty nine commons – three off the pace with auntiemo one further back on twenty eight…

Joining the scoreboard on twenty six was vizal while Scouser1952 did likewise on twenty four… MIA were ozzyjack and RL…

Gaining forty nine words will result in mavenhood and 2dognight, doxydaisy*,dragonman*, myself*, rogue_mother and ozzymAndias all claimed that right… 😎😎😎
As per usual, the asterisks signify double dignity… 🎉🎉🎉
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on June 07, 2022, 04:08:53 AM
Having achieved a rosette, I started writing this up and found myself inadvertently posting this hours early – I realised my error almost immediately and removed the post. I hope I didn’t create spoilers for anyone…


Noticing your error didn't prevent you from starting a post with a spoiler in the title for the active puzzle. It's the middle of the night for you now, but when you wake up you may find your hand properly slapped by Alan or one of the spoiler police.

As for me, I discovered a mold-covered relic languishing in the back of the refrigerator, the result of an unsuccessful recipe, which I promptly tossed over the precipice. No dinner and no rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 07, 2022, 02:20:26 PM
Well, I screwed that up big-time! My humble apologies to any and everyone affected by my stuff-up yesterday. :-[ :-[ :-[

Of the three hundred and thirty seven players only ten managed a rosette and none were from our coterie in this fifty six common word puzzle!

Our best efforts were made by Roddles and myself with rosettenears… My screwup as detailed above could be the result of an undiagnosed MANIA…

One further back, and hence two short, were rogue_mother and dragonman who unearthed fifty four commons…

Next we have Jancsika on fifty three followed by yelnats and ozzyjune on fifty one… Just under the half century (forty nine) we find blackrockrose and then have a big gap to auntiemo on thirty seven…

Joining the crew on thirty three was Scouser1952 with vizal one further back while ozzymAndias joined at twenty nine…

Finding both common seed words was the challenge ozzyjack set himself and subsequently buggered off…

As for mavenhood, our two regulars were again at it with rogue_mother and dragonman taking the honours amongst our gang… 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on June 08, 2022, 07:19:32 AM
Still looking for a rosette. In the meantime, I need to find my other mitten. I think it may have fallen over the precipice yesterday along with the relic from the failed recipe.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 08, 2022, 05:24:34 PM
Wow, that was a doozy! Just fourteen rosettes out of three hundred and forty four players! Our standout rosetteer was dragonman! Well done Gareth on finding all forty three common (???) words!!! 👏👏👏

2dognight was our sole rosettenear and also has the honour of having the answer to life, the universe and everything… 😉😉😉

On forty one we find rogue_mother and Maudland who were both two short…

Next were ozzyjune and Roddles on forty, three off the pace, followed closely by vizal and myself on thirty nine commons… A CELEB CAROLER tried to sing a BARCAROLE but the crowd found it just too CEREBRAL. (srsly! Barcarole is common???)

Thirty eight saw yelnats join the party closely followed by Jancsika on thirty seven…

How ozzyjack found both common(?) seed words on his way to thirty four is outside my reckoning but well done nonetheless!!! Scouser1952 did likewise on his way to twenty nine but auntiemo only managed the one and blackrockrose found both too difficult to find!!!

It looks like ozzymAndias did an ozzyjack by finding both common(?) seed words and then buggered off… Which is where we leave the quest for rosettes…

Our old reliables were in evidence again today as both rogue_mother and dragonman made mavenhood their raison d'être!!! Well done both of you!!! 😎😎😎
Of course, by getting that maven, dragonman also achieved the double!!! 🎉🎉🎉
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on June 08, 2022, 11:17:38 PM
I would question both caballero and barcarole as common words. Ngram listed one use of caballero in text, all the others were author's surnames. I only got it because there have been so many Spanish words in puzzles lately. I would consider many of them as Spanglish.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 08, 2022, 11:57:02 PM
I'm with you Stanley... I got caballero very late in the piece and only a hunch made me play it - as for barcarole, I'd never heard of it before today...  :P :P :P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Roddles on June 09, 2022, 06:13:31 AM
Have to agree about both barcarole and caballero. The former is only known to me via Offenbach's Barcarolle from 'The Tales of Hoffman' and I had only ever seen it with the ll spelling (and capitalised). I only got it out of frustration. I knew caballero alright, but only in its Spanish context, so as a foreign word I didn't think to try it. And that was the word I missed!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on June 09, 2022, 01:53:27 PM
Barcarole was the first word I found, which I knew mainly from  Offenbach's piece. Caballero took quite a bit longer. Unfortunately, I wasn't quite cerebral enough to cobble together enough words for a rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 09, 2022, 02:32:38 PM
Another challenging puzzle – but, really, when aren’t they and would we be as engaged if they were easy? – with forty five common words the target for a rosette and just twelve rosetteers overall out of three hundred and forty eight players! From our coterie there were only two rosetteers with dragonman and ozzymAndias achieving the goal… Well done both of you!!! 👏👏👏

More of our crew managed to get all but one word making doxydaisy, rogue_mother, Roddles, ozzyjune and ozzyjack all rosettenears…

I was all alone in my two shortedness (is that even a word???) having moved on from the answer to life, the universe and everything by finding lassie – back at the EMBASSIES, the staff SALLIES forth to defend against the mob…

Meanwhile, having the answer to life, the universe and everything means you missed by three which is where we find 2dognight and blackrockrose…

Forty one brings Maudland into play, one ahead of yelnats who, in turn is one ahead of vizal…

Next, on thirty four commons liberated from the puzzle, was Jancsika with Scouser1952 two further back on thirty two and auntiemo on thirty one which is where our 7beamer efforts are exhausted…

One hundred and five words was a high bar for mavenhood yet still we had three people clearing that bar – congrats to ozzyjack, dragonman and doxydaisy… 😎😎😎
Again dragonman managed to pull off that double – kudos to you, Gareth… 🎉🎉🎉
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on June 10, 2022, 08:17:55 AM
Where were my allies when my mavenhood was being threatened? Nowhere to be found!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on June 10, 2022, 10:16:50 AM
I knew it was a mistake to IMBIBE so much at the ASSEMBLIES I went to, at various EMBASSIES - but still … I even started eying up the SALAMI.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 10, 2022, 03:32:15 PM
Quick off the mark today in the rosette stakes was auntiemo who uncovered all thirty one common words in grand time. She was joined there by 2dognight, dragonman, rogue_mother, doxydaisy, ozzyjune and ozzymAndias – well done rosetteers one and all!!! 👏👏👏

Missing by one puts you in rosettenear territory and Jancsika, Roddles and myself could be found there… I was there with my little red CORVETTE…

Maudland found twenty nine common words though not the seed word as she was two short to extricate herself from the coverlet…

Meanwhile, blackrockrose was three off three pace on twenty eight with yelnats and ozzyjack close behind on twenty seven…

Scouser1952 was our final 7beamer clocking in on nineteen…

Getting into maven territory meant finding at least forty eight words which rogue_mother*, myself, dragonman*, doxydaisy* and ozzymAndias* all managed with aplomb in order to maintain or gain their mavenhood… 😎😎😎
As per usual, the asterisks signify double dignity… 🎉🎉🎉 - I’m not going to point out there was only one asterisk missing there… (oops!)  :-R :-R :-R
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on June 11, 2022, 09:57:20 AM
COVERLET! Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear …  :-C
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 11, 2022, 02:33:02 PM
Twenty eight words was the target today for the rosetteers amongst us and auntiemo, rogue_mother, blackrockrose, dragonman, Roddles, Jancsika, doxydaisy, Maudland, ozzyjune, ozzyjack and ozzymAndias all achieved that target… Well done all eleven of you!!! 👏👏👏

Only two I was the lone * rosettenears today with yelnats and I stuck on twenty seven commons - obviously I was having a FIERIER time of it than those above…

2dognight had a two short day while vizal was four off the pace on twenty four…

Three further back on twenty one today we find Scouser1952 which is where we bid adieu to the 7beamer crew for this puzzle…

Three dozen words will net you a maven and those celebrating their mavenhood was led off by ozzyjack* followed by doxydaisy*, rogue_mother*, ozzymAndias*, myself, auntiemo*, 2dognight, dragonman*, Roddles* and ozzyjune* - well done all… 😎😎😎
As per usual, the asterisks signify double dignity… 🎉🎉🎉 – at least today I had company in getting my mavenhood and missing a rosette!!!  :-R :-R :-R

*Fixed this up - somehow I missed yelnats amongst the rosettenears...  :-P :-P :-P
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on June 11, 2022, 02:42:50 PM
I managed to get my rosette with no mistakes and no rare words. This was the second time ever!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 11, 2022, 03:00:16 PM
Well done HJ - sorry I missed seeing that...  :-R :-R :-R
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on June 11, 2022, 05:56:55 PM
I was a rosettenear missing referrer. I only tried referer á la referee.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 11, 2022, 07:23:04 PM
I was a rosettenear missing referrer. I only tried referer á la referee.

Sorry - all fixed now...  :-R :-R :-R
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 12, 2022, 02:31:17 PM
With today’s twenty eight common word puzzle now behind us, it’s time to award the rosetteers with their due kudos and 2dognight, Roddles and doxydaisy deserve our praise!!! 👏👏👏

Just missing out is a habit you don’t want to get into but it sure beats being further down the rankings as our rosettenears rogue_mother and I can attest… …and, speaking of tests, my OVERARM bowling is nowhere good enough so I’d better stick to boules… 😉

Meanwhile yelnats, ozzyjune and dragonman all appear two short by far as they found twenty six out of the twenty eight common words…

Maudland was one common word further back while vizal was one word behind her on twenty four…

We appear to be coming in in dribs and drabs as auntiemo was one word behind Alan and Moyra was one ahead of HJ (Jancsika), who led ozzymAndias by that single word as well…

Eighteen common words saw Scouser1952 join the party with ozzyjack trailing that single common word behind him… That appears to be all from the 7beamers’ club today!

Fifty words needed for mavenhood brought rogue_mother, dragonman, doxydaisy* and 2dognight* into the spotlight – well done on wresting so many words from that letter combo… 😎😎😎
As per usual, the asterisks signify double dignity… 🎉🎉🎉
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on June 13, 2022, 12:48:15 PM
Foiled by a misplaced comma!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 13, 2022, 02:14:29 PM
With three hundred and forty four players and only eleven rosettes you could be forgiven for thinking this puzzle was a stinker. Fortunately, at least ozzyjune and ozzyjack managed to find all fifty words to become a rosetteer… 👏👏👏

Next best was to be a rosettenear and blackrockrose and I were TAILGATING ozzy’s June and Jack…

It seems it was dragonman and yelnats’s turn to be two short as they were next on forty eight…

Forty seven saw rogue_mother join the fray with ozzymAndias just one word behind her…

Meanwhile doxydaisy made an appearance with forty five commons uncovered just one ahead of Jancsika…

The answer to life, the universe and everything may be vizal’s bag but he didn’t have the answer to the final eight common words!!!

Further back on twenty five saw auntiemo whereas Scouser1952 found the three seed words and promptly skedaddled…
It was also a tough puzzle if mavenhood was your target as you would need eighty nine words for this yet dragonman still managed and doxydaisy only just missed out – well done Gareth… 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on June 13, 2022, 02:38:02 PM
Does anyone else experience almost total brain freeze? I spent quite a while just staring and shuffling......and then shrugged and walked away!
I smiled at the solution....couldn’t even summon up the forehead slap.
Hopefully I will fare better today.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on June 13, 2022, 04:29:53 PM
Initialing but not initialling, and gnarl but not gnarling.

And why trailing but not trailling when we have trialing and trialling?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: doxydaisy on June 13, 2022, 04:56:07 PM
Had trialling, trailing, trilling but not trial, trail or trill.. not even going to mention the others. I'm with you auntiemo, glad this one is behind us!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 13, 2022, 05:56:07 PM
And why trailing but not trailling when we have trialing and trialling?

English???  :-R :-R :-R
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on June 14, 2022, 07:27:11 AM
Does anyone else experience almost total brain freeze? I spent quite a while just staring and shuffling......and then shrugged and walked away!
I smiled at the solution....couldn’t even summon up the forehead slap.
Hopefully I will fare better today.

I'm with you, too. Even if I hadn't been busy nailing down the contract by initialling all the forms, I still wouldn't have found trialling. Nobody I know uses this word. Wikipedia seems to think this spelling is British and Canadian, neither of which I am.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 14, 2022, 02:14:20 PM
Four times a groomsman, never the groom – fortunately this didn’t apply to me today… Two dozen was our target of common words to earn a rosette today and our rosetteers were 2dognight, doxydaisy, auntiemo, myself, dragonman, ozzyjune, ozzymAndias, Roddles, 👏👏👏

Taking the “bridesmaid’s” place today as rosettenear of the day was yelnats…

On twenty two and two short to care were blackrockrose, rogue_mother and Maudland…

Our next entrant was ozzyjack on an even twenty, four off the mark whilst Jancsika and vizal were one further back…

Scouser1952 joined the fray on fourteen and was the last person to do so from our coterie…

Mavenhood starts at thirty 😉 and dragonman*, doxydaisy*, auntiemo*, 2dognight*, ozzymAndias*, rogue_mother, ozzyjune*, myself*, and yelnats all achieved that mark – how cool is that!!!😎😎😎
As per usual, the asterisks signify double dignity… 🎉🎉🎉
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on June 14, 2022, 03:12:56 PM
Lacuna - never heard of it and checking the definition, I am not surprised as to why!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 14, 2022, 03:49:21 PM
Lacuna - never heard of it and checking the definition, I am not surprised as to why!

That was my final word...
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on June 14, 2022, 04:00:36 PM
Quote
Quote from: yelnats on Today at 03:12:56 PM
Lacuna - never heard of it and checking the definition, I am not surprised as to why!

That was my final word...

No doubt noticed the missing part.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 14, 2022, 04:34:00 PM
Quote
Quote from: yelnats on Today at 03:12:56 PM
Lacuna - never heard of it and checking the definition, I am not surprised as to why!

That was my final word...

No doubt noticed the missing part.

You might say you had a gap in your knowledge...  :-R :-R :-R
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Roddles on June 15, 2022, 06:36:10 AM
I'd have to support any move to make lacuna uncommon. Even though it is well known to me as a specialist word in my field (geology) to refer to the insignificant time gap between bedding laminations in sedimentary rocks, it is so specialised a word that it would be my guess that even a majority of geologists are unaware of what that time gap is called. But for once it gave me an advantage in Chihuahua😊
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on June 15, 2022, 10:25:45 AM
I learnt LACUNA when I studied history, and a very useful word it is too. Missed it this time though! So cross with myself, I can’t even CANCAN.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on June 15, 2022, 10:44:46 AM
I have found lacuna in the past, but not, alas, this time. Perhaps it was because I was too busy trying to dig a new canal.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 15, 2022, 02:44:11 PM
Very few rosettes in today’s game with fifty three common words to be found. Still, of the eight in total, four came from our coterie with ozzyjack, ozzyjune, doxydaisy and ozzymAndias all being rosetteers… Nicely done!!! 👏👏👏

Our “bridesmaid” today was rogue_mother with a well-orchestrated rosettenear!!!

Next, on an even half century and three off the pace, we have dragonman and yours truly – I am such a STUTTERER that I will STUTTER over the word TRUSTIES!!!

Joining in the fun on forty eight was blackrockrose whilst vizal was one further back on forty seven…

Checking in on forty six we find yelnats and Jancsika before a big gap to Roddles on thirty three…

Another gap to auntiemo on twenty five which is where this story ends as Maudland, Scouser1952 and RL were MIA…

A maven target of ninety words left most people out in the cold but ozzyjack*, doxydaisy*, rogue_mother, ozzymAndias* and dragonman all managed to get their mavenhood in order… Well done!!! 😎😎😎
As per usual, the asterisks signify double dignity… 🎉🎉🎉
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 16, 2022, 02:23:26 PM
Well, today is one of those days when more 7beamers get a rosette than don’t – with all twenty words discovered, our rosetteers were 2dognight, Maudland, ozzyjune, dragonman, auntiemo, Roddles, doxydaisy, ozzymAndias and ozzyjack – well done all nine of you… 👏👏👏

Missing that final word puts you in rosettenear territory and, together with rogue_mother, I found myself screaming in an altogether STAGY manner when my omission was revealed…

Being two short was the order of the day for yelnats, vizal and Jancsika – perhaps they’d seen that a glass bottle with a paper label that says, "DRINK ME" and couldn’t resist…

Next to join the fray was blackrockrose on sixteen followed by Scouser1952 on thirteen which is where our efforts come to an end…

With just twenty five words for mavenhood, one might expect a high level of mavens appearing amongst our throng and you wouldn’t be disappointed with rogue_mother, dragonman*, ozzymAndias*, 2dognight*, Roddles*, doxydaisy* and Maudland* all getting this rank… 😎😎😎
As per usual, the asterisks signify double dignity… 🎉🎉🎉
Extra kudos goes to ozzyjack who exceeded the mavenhood level and took it to the next! What a cham!!! 🏵️🏵️🏵️🎉🎉🎉😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on June 16, 2022, 04:56:18 PM
Stagy and shyly did me in, but I was very distracted by Lysaght - a steel roofing maker in the town where I grew up. I  kept seeing it and missed shyly when I had slyly. I would never have got stagy without an E.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on June 17, 2022, 06:36:36 AM
I had a few salty things to say about missing the rosette this time around.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on June 17, 2022, 08:36:06 AM
Blimey, well done, Ozzyjack!!
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on June 17, 2022, 02:12:48 PM
Hi Madeleine,

I got thrown by a loose horseshoe today.

It took me far too much time.  It takes me twice as long to achieve the same result as June or Andrew.  I justify the time I spend on lengthy 7-by-many at the moment, at the expense of other commitments, as family bonding. 

I have to confess that when I go maven hunting I scan a dictionary for rare words.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 17, 2022, 02:42:02 PM
Today we had a target of one common word for every week in the year! I’m surprised that ozzyjack even started this puzzle!!! 😉 Yet, even with such a high word count needed for a rosette, we still managed a number of rosetteers – that number being two – and congratulations should go to both yelnats and Roddles for getting them all!!! 👏👏👏

After getting so close, it must have been galling for the rosettenears amongst us to have been pipped at the post – how say you dragonman, Jancsika, ozzyjune, ozzymAndias and ozzyjack???

Meanwhile, scoring an even half century puts you in danger of diminishment and blackrockrose has her back against the wall as far as that is concerned…

Our contributor from inside the beltway, rogue_mother, missed by three whilst vizal and doxydaisy were both one further back on forty eight…

Next it was my turn to get my foot in the door with a score of forty seven commons – personally, I don’t thinks it’s KOSHER that a PEERESS, or PEERESSES, wax lyrical on the trials and tribulations of those in the POORER SPHERE of society…

Scouser1952 made his presence felt on forty five commons and auntiemo made hers on forty one and that accounts for all the 7beamers who participated today…

With a score of eighty six to enable mavenhood, one could be forgiven for missing this achievement but dragonman, rogue_mother and ozzyjack don’t have to be forgiven having exceeded the mark with aplomb!!! 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: jancsika on June 17, 2022, 04:35:29 PM
I'd have paid my last kopek just to get that rosette....
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on June 17, 2022, 06:24:58 PM
PEERESSES did not attend my attempt for a rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on June 18, 2022, 08:46:46 AM
If only I'd had a kopek, I might have been able to oppose the producer of the brain block and become the possessor of a rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 18, 2022, 02:38:40 PM
A low word count again today with only a score of common words needed to be found to score (see what I did there?) a rosette and LOTS of 7beamers became rosetteers as a result with doxydaisy, Roddles, auntiemo, rogue_mother, 2dognight, dragonman, Scouser1952 (well done!), ozzyjune, myself, ozzymAndias, Jancsika and ozzyjack – that’s a dozen of us, not a score but there aren’t a score of us anyway!!! Well done all!!! 👏👏👏

I wonder how short being two short has made yelnats and what words tripped him up???

Meanwhile, one further back on seventeen we find vizal while Maudland was two common words behind him on fifteen and, without the input of either blackrockrose or RL, we call a halt to our efforts…

The bar for maven was set at thirty six words and rogue_mother* led us off with 2dognight* and dragonman* also achieving mavenhood… Nice job all for not just mavenhood but also that double!!! 😎😎😎🎉🎉🎉
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on June 19, 2022, 10:30:27 AM
Hi Madeleine,

I got thrown by a loose horseshoe today.

It took me far too much time.  It takes me twice as long to achieve the same result as June or Andrew.  I justify the time I spend on lengthy 7-by-many at the moment, at the expense of other commitments, as family bonding. 

I have to confess that when I go maven hunting I scan a dictionary for rare words.

And I thought horseshoes were supposed to be lucky??

I spend too long on it sometimes - especially when I have Last Word Syndrome. But it sounds like it actually is family bonding in your house??
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on June 19, 2022, 02:03:15 PM
I missed out because of a lack of Science and an abundance of senescence.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 19, 2022, 02:15:29 PM
Yet another low common word count game – twenty one today! So congratulations to the rosetteers amongst us who found them all: ozzymAndias, auntiemo, Roddles, rogue_mother, ozzyjune, doxydaisy, Maudland and blackrockrose – nice job folks!!! 👏👏👏

Just one word short of that mark earns the distinction of a rosettenear and yelnats, yours truly, Jancsika and dragonman have done just that…

To be two short is a relative thing which, today, 2dognight, vizal and ozzyjack can relate to as they scored nineteen common words…

Joining the pack on fifteen we have Scouser1952 which is where we leave the search for common words today…

Mavenhood requires thirty four words and dragonman is the only purveyor of that mantle today with rogue_mother missing by the merest of margins – well done Gareth!!! 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on June 19, 2022, 03:34:20 PM
2 days ago, 2 short, accede and acceded. At least I was consistent.

1 day ago, 1 short, iciness which matches the weather! (Figuratively)
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on June 19, 2022, 07:25:31 PM
After all my SUCCESSES you would have thought I would have got a rosette.




If I try to use the smileys above it comes up as 404 forbidden and wipes my post out, does this happen to anyone else?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on June 20, 2022, 01:43:23 AM
After all my SUCCESSES you would have thought I would have got a rosette.




If I try to use the smileys above it comes up as 404 forbidden and wipes my post out, does this happen to anyone else?

 No,  :D :-\ but it’s ever so fiddly to get to them on my phone! So - working ok on an iPhone…
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on June 20, 2022, 02:05:38 PM
The paratroops  saw a tattooist before they tracked the quarries spoor
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 20, 2022, 02:53:15 PM
Well, just about when the buzzer went off, I thought I had the seed word when I thought of spitroast but, apparently, this is two words… ☹ Anyway, with forty one common words to get and three hundred and forty players, only six rosettes in total were awarded and none were from our group of wordsmiths…

With just one further common word to get, our rosettenears were ozzyjune and ozzymAndias – well done on getting so close!!!

Gareth (dragonman) was two short today – is that an anger management issue because of getting so close??? 😉😉😉

Roddles, Maudland and ozzyjack were next on three off the pace (thirty eight commons found)…

One behind them was rogue_mother on thirty seven – that lovely prime number – while Jancsika and doxydaisy were two behind her on thirty five…

I was next on thirty four having missed the PORTRAITIST because the PARATROOPS at the AIRSTRIP had all gone off to the TATTOOIST in town and the SITARIST had gone off to get some honey from the APIARIST…

On thirty three we find vizal, then yelnats on thirty two before a gap to twenty six where we find Scouser1952…

Checking in on fourteen was auntiemo which is where, I believe, our efforts end for the day…

Ninety one words was the target for a maven score and, like the rosette situation, we were absent from any mavenhood with our best efforts coming from rogue_mother, on eighty six and ozzyjack, on eighty two…
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on June 20, 2022, 04:03:51 PM
I totally forgot to return to yesterday's game....DUH
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on June 20, 2022, 08:06:57 PM
After all my SUCCESSES you would have thought I would have got a rosette.




If I try to use the smileys above it comes up as 404 forbidden and wipes my post out, does this happen to anyone else?

 No,  :D :-\ but it’s ever so fiddly to get to them on my phone! So - working ok on an iPhone…

And you can see the emoticons are oddly placed …

I couldn’t understand the APIARIST’s PATOIS, or I might have spotted that I hadn’t actually entered STRATA, after all …
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 21, 2022, 02:17:11 PM
It was looking pretty grim there until the lucky thirteenth rosette appeared with Roddles’ name against it and who also had the answer to life, the universe and everything (I’m trusting everyone is aware of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy reference)… Bask in your rosetteer status, Roddles!!! 👏👏👏

Just missing out on that elusive rosette was our sole rosettenear yelnats – so close, yet so far…

We then had two two short in ozzyjune and rogue_mother – our ballerinas on forty common words… 😉😉😉

Thirty nine common words saw doxydaisy and blackrockrose appear on the board while on thirty eight, four off the pace, brought Maudland, myself and ozzymAndias into play… The LICENSEE has observed DISSIDENCE, INDECENCIES and DECENCIES during his time behind the bar…

Two further back on thirty six, vizal and auntiemo joined the party to be followed a word later by dragonman and Jancsika…

We then have a big gap to nineteen (unless I’ve missed someone) where Scouser1952 makes an appearance then another big gap to ozzyjack who found two seed words (and then found better things to do???)…

Mavenhood starts at sixty and today it’s rogue_mother’s turn to blitz the competition (at least amongst our close-knit community) with yours truly also managing to establish my mavenhood!!! 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on June 21, 2022, 05:27:28 PM
Several US and English forms of licenc/se but not licensee!

Feel better today with a rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on June 22, 2022, 10:41:48 AM
Having failed to come to an agreement with those who have dissidence with science, I also failed to get my rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on June 22, 2022, 02:01:58 PM
I lacked the mettle to find pipette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: auntiemo on June 22, 2022, 02:32:41 PM
Does my  missing piety and impiety tell you anything about me?
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 22, 2022, 07:43:07 PM
Sorry for the delay – I just know you’re waiting for my erudite ramblings – but the interwebs were down on my connection at home… ☹☹☹ (First world problem, I know!!!)
With twenty three common words the objective for rosette status, there were a number of our cadre who actually got there and the flag was flown by ozzymAndias, ozzyjune, 2dognight, yelnats, vizal, Roddles, doxydaisy and Maudland who were our group’s rosetteers – well done all on a great effort!!! 👏👏👏

Getting twenty two of those common words means you are a rosettenear and rogue_mother falls into that camp…

Meanwhile, auntiemo and ozzyjack found the time was two short to find all the common words…

Next, on three off the pace and twenty common words unearthed, was blackrockrose while I was four words shy of the target on nineteen… Some might charge me with IMPIETY when I try to pass the MILLET through the EYELET but I just call them ELITE…

Scouser1952 and Jancsika were next on eighteen and, with the non-appearance of dragonman and RL, that is where our efforts end…

Mavenhood is a special treat and indulging in it today were doxydaisy*, rogue_mother, Roddles*, ozzyjack, 2dognight*, ozzymAndias* and auntiemo – well done all!!! 😎😎😎
As per usual, the asterisks signify double dignity… 🎉🎉🎉
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on June 23, 2022, 09:26:10 AM
I couldn't find my way out of a teepee for love or money.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 23, 2022, 02:34:48 PM
Had it not been for a late charge by our rosetteers ozzyjune and ozzymAndias, our crew would have been missing from those who had found all thirty five common words – well done both of you!!! 👏👏👏

Meanwhile, with thirty four of those words under their belts, we have four rosettenears – 2dognight, rogue_mother, doxydaisy and Maudland – so close!!!

Life is two short for another four of our number who extricated thirty three common words with Jancsika, blackrockrose, yours truly and Roddles (who was less careworn than us)… For the NONCE I had completely forgotten that the plural of corona was CORONAE not coronas…

Three off the pace brought auntiemo and yelnats onto the scoreboard while two further back, on an even thirty, we find vizal coming into view…

Things get a bit quiet until, at twenty two, Scouser1952 makes an appearance followed somewhat later by dragonman on fifteen and a careworn ozzyjack on one…

The bar for mavenhood was set at fifty six words today and clearing that bar was rogue_mother with 2dognight and doxydaisy missing by one only – well done rogue!!! 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on June 23, 2022, 10:47:16 PM
I might have gotten the rosette if I hadn't convinced myself so thoroughly that I had already played coronae.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 24, 2022, 02:44:30 PM
We didn’t do so good today – with three hundred and thirty six players and only nine rosettes in total, we can be excused for having no rosetteers amongst our number…

We did have a number of rosettenears however, who managed to find twenty three of the twenty four common words – well done to doxydaisy, ozzyjune, Maudland and Roddles…

Sitting on twenty two commons were a larger number of our number, all who were two short, and this depiction applies to auntiemo, blackrockrose, 2dognight, ozzymAndias, rogue_mother and myself – we really need to pull our socks up!!! I’m really having difficulty putting FREEWARE and SASSAFRAS into a single sentence but, there you go, I’ve done it!!! 😉😉😉

One further back, on twenty one today and three off the mark, were Jancsika and yelnats…

On seventeen commons we find vizal while Scouser1952 and dragonman were five further back on twelve… There was no sign of ozzyjack today – he was probably preparing for birthday celebrations!!! Hippo, birdy, two ewes, Jack!!! 🎉🎉🎉

With thirty six words needed for maven status, mavenhood was bestowed upon rogue_mother, 2dognight, doxydaisy and myself – nicely done!!! 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on June 24, 2022, 10:48:43 PM
I’m really having difficulty putting FREEWARE and SASSAFRAS into a single sentence but, there you go, I’ve done it!!!


Perhaps if we'd actually used the freeware we downloaded and had a cup of sassafras tea, we might have gotten our rosettes.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 24, 2022, 11:33:39 PM
I’m really having difficulty putting FREEWARE and SASSAFRAS into a single sentence but, there you go, I’ve done it!!!


Perhaps if we'd actually used the freeware we downloaded and had a cup of sassafras tea, we might have gotten our rosettes.

What freeware did you download???  :angel: :angel: :angel:
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on June 25, 2022, 01:15:55 AM
Pokémon Go. Once I downloaded it onto my mobile phone, my Chihuahua percentages have never been the same. It's a free program, but they still find a way to get hold of my money lol
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on June 25, 2022, 08:20:35 AM
Perhaps a FORESEER would have warned you about that, RM.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 25, 2022, 02:25:25 PM
Just twenty common words in today’s puzzle so, how did we do? Quite well, it would seem with several rosetteers amongst our number with doxydaisy leading us off with rogue_mother, 2dognight and blackrockrose in hot pursuit!!! Well done all… 👏👏👏

Being one word short gives you a rosettenear and our rosettenears today were yelnats, Scouser1952, dragonman, Roddles, Maudland, ozzyjune and ozzymAndias – you nearly got there; what word was your downfall???

Next, on three off the pace (nobody was two short today!), were myself and vizal on seventeen commons laid bare and then a big gap to auntiemo, who probably forgot to come back to the puzzle, who scored eight!!! The BENEFICE enjoyed by the church was challenged by my NIECE which eventually led to an ENTENTE calling for an end to this practice…

No sign of ozzyjack who may be nursing the aftereffects of his eightieth birthday celebrations… 🎉🎉🎉

Mavenhood needed just twenty seven words total and doxydaisy*, 2dognight*, rogue_mother* and dragonman achieved this level with aplomb (blackrockrose missed by one)… Nicely done all!!! 😎😎😎 As per usual, the asterisks signify double dignity… 🎉🎉🎉
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Scouser1952 on June 25, 2022, 05:04:22 PM
That would be - benefice.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Maudland on June 26, 2022, 11:07:45 AM
Same here … 😕
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 26, 2022, 02:32:49 PM
A very challenging 7bm today with fifty seven common words contained within the puzzle and only three rosettes overall out of three hundred and thirty nine contenders! I wish I could say one of those three were from our coterie but I can’t… ☹☹☹

We even missed in the rosettenear category with dragonman and blackrockrose being our highest achievers which is kind of ironic given they were two short…

Next, on fifty four commons and three words missing, were rogue_mother, doxydaisy, ozzyjune and ozzyjack while I checked in one further back on fifty three… Perhaps if I’d got out my THERMOMETER and OHMMETER and done more work on my THEOREM I would have produced a resistance vs temperature plot that SMOOTHES out the inconsistencies…

Stepping up to the plate on an even half century was yelnats closely followed by vizal and Jancsika on forty nine…

Forty eight saw ozzymAndias join the crew with auntiemo a single word behind him…

Scouser1952 was a single word off knowing the answer to life, the universe and everything on forty one and Roddles found all four seed words and decided that was enough!!!

Mavenhood was obtained by finding eighty words and doxydaisy, rogue_mother, dragonman, myself, ozzymAndias, ozzyjack and blackrockrose all made the grade… Well done!!! 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: yelnats on June 26, 2022, 09:50:09 PM
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That would be - benefice

Me too.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 27, 2022, 12:08:56 AM
Perhaps benefice deserves reclassification??? Just sayin'...  >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 27, 2022, 02:13:25 PM
By the time I had written up yesterday’s results, rogue_mother had already achieved her rosette! She was joined there by six other rosetteers in 2dognight, blackrockrose, doxydaisy, Maudland, ozzyjune and ozzyjack who all got the twenty six common words required… 👏👏👏

Next, on twenty five commons discovered, were our rosettenears dragonman and Jancsika while at one and a half hours to go before the close of this puzzle, I was only missing the seed word but I was in good company as yelnats and Roddles were in the same boat – are we truly rosettenears if we’re missing the seed word??? Perhaps our THYMUSES have atrophied too much…

Alone on three off the mark was vizal while Scouser1952 and ozzymAndias were one further in arrears…

On twenty one today, auntiemo was celebrating like there’s no tomorrow and was our final 7beamer represented here!!!

With the bar set at forty seven words we find 2dognight*, ozzyjack*, dragonman and rogue_mother* clearing the mark for their mavenhood while doxydaisy just missed out… Well done!!! 😎😎😎
As per usual, the asterisks signify double dignity… 🎉🎉🎉
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: ridethetalk on June 28, 2022, 02:35:31 PM
With a forty six common word target, there were only ten rosettes overall from three hundred and thirty six players with 20% of that total coming from our rosetteers Roddles and Maudland… Well played both of you!!! 👏👏👏

It must be disappointing to miss by one but being a rosettenear may give you some solace, dragonman – what word did you miss, Gareth???

Now rogue_mother has been two short before and she is again in this game – is this a come downance [sic] for past wrongdoings???

Three off the pace on forty three commons unearthed were myself, ozzyjune and auntiemo while blackrockrose was one further back but at least had the answer to life, the universe and everything… (This one’s an easy one!) My TEENAGE TENANT was beating a ceaseless TATTOO on his drum kit, much to the dismay of the other tenants…

Joining the fray on thirty seven were vizal and Jancsika with yelnats hot on their heels on thirty six…

We then have a big gap to Scouser1952 on sweet sixteen and then we find our final competitor, ozzyjack, who got the seed word and skedaddled…

Eighty seven words were needed for that elusive maven but our regulars, rogue_mother and dragonman, both managed their mavenhoods well – good work!!! 😎😎😎
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Dragonman on June 28, 2022, 06:25:39 PM
NOTATE...I should have added it to get a rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: rogue_mother on June 29, 2022, 07:50:58 AM
Sometimes when I am doing Chihuahua, my mind wanders off on a tangent. When it fails to return, this can negate any efforts on my part to get a rosette.
Title: Re: 7 by many club
Post by: Ozzyjack on June 29, 2022, 02:59:28 PM
I avoided the suburb b