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Words / Copula common?
« on: October 08, 2021, 09:43:16 PM »
Found by less than 5% of players in the recent SPACIOUSLY game.  It's certainly not common to me (and it cost me a rosette).  A strong candidate for reclassification in my view.

Words / Re: Thursday 30 September 10-letter SWALLOWING puzzle
« on: October 01, 2021, 06:29:55 PM »
I was astonished that it wasn't accepted, though I note that gallow was allowed as a rare word.  Even so, I think gallows should be allowed as a common word.

Words / Re: ELISION in the Challenge puzzle Sep 26
« on: September 28, 2021, 07:27:04 AM »
I missed it and it cost me a rosette.  It was found by only 7% of players which indicates that it isn't common to most.  Maybe it is a candidate for reclassification.

Words / Encomium common?
« on: September 02, 2021, 06:30:44 PM »
Found by just 7% of players in yesterday's 10 letter puzzle.  Definitely not common in my view.  Wouldn't have got it in a million years!

Words / Workfare common?
« on: September 01, 2021, 10:43:27 AM »
Found by only 8.9% of players in the recent FRAMEWORK game.  I did eventually get it, but was very surprised it was common.  It's certainly not common to me.

Word Games / Re: Changes re Maven and other target levels
« on: August 14, 2021, 06:25:11 PM »
Thanks Alan!  :)

Word Games / Re: 7 by many club
« 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.

Word Games / Re: 7 by many club
« on: August 03, 2021, 09:18:09 AM »
Thanks Alan.  I still like Expert and Genius better!  :)

Word Games / Re: 7 by many club
« 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.

Words / Recook/recooked
« on: July 29, 2021, 06:38:51 PM »
From yesterday's OVERCOOKED puzzle:  Recook - rare; recooked - common.  Seems inconsistent to me.  I'd suggest both should be common.

Words / Re: inconsistency, perhaps?
« on: July 10, 2021, 09:57:35 AM »
I agree they should all be common.  What about logoff

Whatever / An anniversary
« on: July 07, 2021, 07:50:09 AM »
Today is the tenth anniversary of my becoming a Chi player/addict - a decade of elation, frustration, fun, challenge and learning.  I can't imagine my life without it.  I'm happy to say that I've managed to improve my rosette tally each year so far - hopefully I can keep doing that for a while yet.

Thank you, Alan, for making it possible, and thank you forumites for making it entertaining and educational.  :)

Words / Re: NIGGARDLY challenge game Sunday June 27
« on: June 28, 2021, 05:31:57 PM »
I thought it was a bit odd too.  Although we probably don't use the word niggard very much in everyday speech, if you know the word niggardly, surely you'd also know niggard.  Both should be common in my view.

Words / Re: New word - seditious?
« on: June 10, 2021, 10:12:05 AM »
On the contrary, yelnats!  It was the seed word in the standard puzzle that has just closed.

Words / Negatived?
« on: May 13, 2021, 07:12:42 AM »
Negatived was the seed word in yesterday's Challenge puzzle.  I did eventually get it, after initially dismissing it as a non-word.  I can't say I've ever seen or heard it before.  I'm not even sure how you'd use it in a sentence.  Negative isn't a verb, is it?  It was played by fewer than half the players in that game, so I'd question whether it's a common form of the word.  It's certainly not common to me.

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