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Word Games / Timer ?
« on: June 07, 2021, 10:14:11 AM »
My personal goal when playing Chi is to:

Achieve the best count for the game.
Including the big word.
Within 10 minutes.

I don't always get to start the game, when it commences.

It might be handy, if it is not too difficult a task, to include a 'playing time' timer.

What say ye ?


Words / Word suggestion ?
« on: February 26, 2021, 10:37:59 PM »
In the recently finished ACCREDITED game there was a word that was 'unknown'.

Sure it is a semi-technical word.

Newer telephone diallers used tones ( DTMF to be more precise ).
Older telephone diallers used pulses ( remember the old rotary dial ) and in fact there were up to 10 pulses.
Hence the name decadic dialler.

Rare or common ?


The Daily Quest / Big Words
« on: February 24, 2021, 07:07:09 PM »

I have observed that in this past week, the big word has popped up, as the first word I see, in several instances.

This is quite unusual for me.

Has anybody else noticed this?
Is it the puzzle ?
Is it the weather ?
It it just me ?
Is it an aberration ?


Words / Achievement
« on: May 24, 2020, 10:22:10 AM »

I consider it an achievement, if I can find a word, and I am the only player to have found it.
Played by 1 player.

Of course, it is easy in the first few seconds of a new game.

It is a bit tougher, to only consider it an achievement after:
   *  I have found the big word ( using all letters )
   *  I have found the 'best' count of words.

It usually happens with somewhat technical words.
In my case often related to electronics or mathematics.


Words / New Word?
« on: February 19, 2020, 06:26:49 PM »
In the recent ENLARGEMENT puzzle, I tried the word Erlang.
It is a measure of telephony traffic.
Yes it is somewhat technical.

In some references it is referenced as Erlang and others as erlang ( without capitalisation ).

Is it a candidate for a rare word ?


The Daily Quest / Single Counts
« on: December 09, 2019, 07:32:05 PM »
I am always mildly pleased when I find a word, and I am the only player to have found it.
I have not yet before had 2 single count words.

Maybe I will pour myself a wee dram in celebration.

Words / Oh no !
« on: December 03, 2019, 10:22:24 PM »

This Forum / Puzzles for Children
« on: September 11, 2019, 08:25:08 PM »

I was sitting at the computer, just finishing a session,when my kindergarten aged grandson sat on my knee.
Much to my surprise, he understood the screen contents instantly, and suggested a word, 'cat'.

Of course I would like to encourage this sort of activity for inquiring young minds.

Before I start searching through what might be out there on the internet, I thought it appropriate to ask if any members here have had good experience or good suggestions for me.


Word Games / Lucky Accident
« on: February 18, 2019, 01:51:45 PM »
Sometimes a lucky accident happens.
Whilst entering a word in the current 10 letter puzzle, I accidentally mis-typed a letter.

The typo was a real word.
Yes, it was a word I knew, but hadn't recognised at the time.

It is a somewhat special word.
For much of the time, I was the sole player who played the word.
Now there is a second player.

I consider any word with a single digit count to be a worthwhile effort.
It doesn't happen often.

If it remains in single digits, I may have a dram tonight.

Words / cdo ?
« on: November 25, 2018, 07:30:06 PM »
What does CDO stand for.

OCD but in alphabetical order.


Hopefully I won't upset anyone by suggesting a word in an open puzzle.
However I don't want to forget this one, it might keep me going.

Today's 10 letter, 'enthusiast' puzzle, contains perhaps an additional 10 letter word, 'sustaineth'.
What say ye ?


Words / SPOILER, Standard puzzle 6 Feb 2018 - Potato
« on: February 06, 2018, 04:34:04 PM »
In today's 9 letter TERRORIST puzzle, Rosti is accepted.
I understand this to be a Swiss dish, similar to ( but better than ) hash browns.
In German/Swiss it is actually spelled with an umlaut O.
It is common ( as far as I know ) that a valid transliteration of Umlaut O in English is OE.
When I tried Roesti it was rejected.

Might this be worthy of consideration as a new word ?


Words / Peltier
« on: November 08, 2016, 11:37:28 AM »
In today's 'Exploiter' puzzle, should Peltier be a rare word ?
It is a fairly common, if somewhat technical, term for heating and cooling technology.


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