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The Daily Quest / Yelnats a cheat!
« on: June 24, 2022, 10:25:55 AM »
If you check when today's 7xmany puzzle opens, you will find I have the word plus 14 others within seconds.  If it was a higher scoring game I would have had more.

Just jumping the gun rather than cheating!

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Words / New word - bilum?
« on: May 15, 2022, 03:41:28 PM »


A bilum is a ubiquitous carry-all bag from New Guinea.  Probably an uncommon word outside Oz/PNG.

I tried it in the sublime game.

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Words / New word suggestion - vaxed, vaxxed
« on: October 13, 2021, 03:39:18 PM »
I (and my 3 siblings and great niece) tried vaxed, and vaxxed in the 7xm Excavated game, and it wasn't accepted. I looked it up in a couple of dictionaries and it's not there. Most of the internet search results appear to be about some US film linking vaccinations to autism (sci-fi?), but there are a fair number of newspaper articles from Aust, NZ, Singapore, UK, US, and  quotes even from Joe Biden using vaxxed.

Vaxxed or vexed: What will life for the unvaccinated be like in ...
https://www.straitstimes.com › life › vaxxed-or-vexed-

Office tensions rise between the vaccinated and unvaccinated
13 Sept 2021 — Dividing respondents into two camps — the "vexed vaxxed" and "unnerved
https://www.cnbc.com › 2021/09/13 › office-tensions-ri...

Vaxed, waxed, but definitely not relaxed - The Washington Post
30 July 2021 — Vaxxed, waxed, but definitely not relaxed. Story continues below
https://www.washingtonpost.com › style › 2021/07/29

Fully Vaxxed? Get Rewarded - ADF Consumer Centre
https://adfconsumer.gov.au › fully-vaxed-get-rewarded
28 July 2021 — “If you've been fully vaccinated, you no longer need to wear a mask,” the president declared. “It's vaxxed or masked.”.

All Vaxxed Up - Americast - BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk › BBC News › Americast

A new word - and common?

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Word Games / Bantu? inca?
« on: September 13, 2021, 06:01:35 PM »
I tried bantu and was a bit surprised that it was accepted. Dictionaries I checked generally had it upper case which I thought it would be.

Another upper / lower case word that bothers me is inca. The inca was the ruler of the Andean kingdom and the people who speak Quechua or Aymara. I don't believe it should be upper case.

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Words / New word - seditious?
« on: June 10, 2021, 08:31:06 AM »
I also play the target puzzle from the Age (Melbourne newspaper) in Chi and today's word seditious got the response that these letters are not available.  I assume it is not in Chi's list?

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Words / New word suggestion
« on: October 14, 2020, 03:24:36 PM »
In the 7 by many Tuesday October 13 I tried the word unfinancial and was disappointed that it was not known as it used all the letters. I checked several dictionaries and it was listed. Having been treasurer of several not-for-profit organisations I would prefer not to know the word unfinancial but unfortunately I do.

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Words / Wikipedia definition - 'en'
« on: October 07, 2019, 09:24:13 AM »
Can someone explain what 'en' is doing in these two definitions...

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Word Games / Tilipia - new word?
« on: April 30, 2019, 05:59:14 PM »


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilapia

I tried the word in the 7 by many 29 April '19, but not known.

As
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Tilapia is the fourth-most consumed fish in the United States dating back to 2002. The popularity of tilapia came about due to its low price, easy preparation, and mild taste
, a native of Africa, and a
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problematic invasive species in new warm-water habitats such as Australia
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Tilapia is the official fish of the state of India,
maybe it should even be common.

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Words / RUCKMAN - 10 letter 16Apr19
« on: April 17, 2019, 06:00:52 PM »
NOT KNOWN?! That's UnAustralian!

"In Australian rules football, a ruckman or ruckwoman is typically a tall and athletic player who contests at centre bounces and stoppages (such as boundary throw-ins and ball-ups). The ruckman is one of the most important players on the field." Wikipedia



Collins Dictionary...

ruckman in British
(ˈrʌkˌmζn  , -mən)
noun
Word forms: plural -men
Australian Rules football
a person who plays in the ruck

dictionary.com

Image search

Google search

And I don't follow AFL football (i'm UnAustralian)

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Words / Keyboard shortcut - comma
« on: April 07, 2019, 06:08:32 PM »
I just discovered (accidentally) that comma puts the last played in the top line, and pressing comma again brings up the previous word, etc. Easier than dragging the word.

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Words / Umpie
« on: January 22, 2019, 07:56:08 PM »
The other day I tried the formal word for "white maggot" - umpie, and found it was not accepted. I checked it in Collins and Dictionary.com and found it in both as Australian. The spelling "umpy" is accepted which I haven't seen, and the plural umpies. If "umpie" is accepted it probably rules umpies out.

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/white_maggot

Over to you, beloved Moderator.

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Words / New word - dogman
« on: October 14, 2018, 09:01:04 PM »
I was surprised when it wasn't accepted...

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/dogman

dogman
noun plural -men
Australian: a person who directs the operation of a crane whilst riding on an object being lifted by it.

I've known it almost forever. I'll accept it may be rare if it's just Australian. And I haven't seen one for a while; may not be good OH&S.


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Words / redirected game
« on: July 20, 2018, 10:51:03 PM »
I tried recredited and it was not known, so I checked Wiktionary...

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/recredit

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Words / Alan, something weird is happening.
« on: January 04, 2018, 07:30:23 PM »
I'm just doing today's standard game and one of my words has changed the 's' to 'z' and there is no 'z'!

I have a screen dump to send you when it has closed...

But it has fixed itself with an F5 refresh.

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Words / Word suggestion from 30 Dec. '17 Standard
« on: December 31, 2017, 12:10:04 PM »
I tried "sexter" and it wasn't accepted. Yes, a modern word and an activity that I haven't indulged in, but I have heard of it!

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/us/sexter

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sexter

An addition?

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