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Word Games / Chi Solutions
« on: August 09, 2012, 10:21:37 AM »
Is there any reason why it's possible to access the solution to the standard puzzle before the game closes, but not the Challenge or 10 letter puzzles?

Words / Batman lives? Apparently not!
« on: July 23, 2012, 10:30:23 AM »
Those who remember the 1960's TV show will, like me, have been disappointed that batpole wasn't allowed in yesterday's standard puzzle.  The batpole was, of course, the means by which the Caped Crusader and the Boy Wonder entered the batcave, which is probably also not allowed, along with batphone, batmobile and the other bat accessories - how soon we forget.   ;D

Words / Compeer?
« on: June 16, 2012, 09:08:14 AM »
Thursday's 10 letter puzzle included compeer as a common word.  I must admit, I'd never read or heard the word before.  It seems to be an archaic word dating from the 13th or 15th century (depending on which dictionary you consult).  Only six people got rosettes on that puzzle, so I suspect very few people got it.  A candidate for demotion to rare status perhaps?

Words / Word suggestion: fugly
« on: June 01, 2012, 11:18:38 AM »
I unsuccessfully tried fugly (a slang term meaning very ugly) in yesterday's Challenge puzzle.  It's listed in several online dictionaries including the online Oxford and is in reasonably common usage, I think. 

Words / Word suggestion: Strategise
« on: May 02, 2012, 06:27:50 PM »
I was a little surprised that strategise wasn't allowed as a second 10 letter word in yesterday's puzzle.  The American spelling with an 'ize' ending is listed in most dictionaries, usually with the British 'ise' ending as an alternate spelling.

Words / Heroics
« on: April 21, 2012, 08:34:47 AM »
I unsuccessfully tried the word heroics in yesterday's Challenge puzzle on the basis that it is neither a plural nor a verb form (as far as I know heroic isn't a singular noun and there is no verb to heroic.)  I thought it might be in same category as tongs which is allowed because, depite the 's' ending, it's not a plural or verb form.  I'd suggest that heroics should be allowed on the same basis.       

Words / wives
« on: April 06, 2012, 06:32:20 PM »
I unsuccessfully played wives in yesterday's 10 letter puzzle.  In a previous post of mine about irregular plurals (life/lives) Alan had noted:

"But it does seem wrong to rule out wives because of the rare verb wive."

However, it wasn't on the recent update list.  So, Alan, can you please add it?

Words / Plurals (again!)
« on: March 20, 2012, 10:40:29 AM »
I must say, I'm a little confused by the application of the rules for irregular plurals.  In yesterday's Challenge puzzle I unsuccessfully played the word 'cabbies' (thus ruining my 100% hit rate!)  Although 'cabbie' is one accepted spelling of the word, so is 'cabby', so shouldn't 'cabbies' count as an acceptable plural of 'cabby'?

Words / Word suggestion: uber
« on: March 01, 2012, 11:51:12 PM »
I've tried playing this word a few times (obviously I keep forgetting that it doesn't count).  It's used reasonably commonly in popular media and among young people as an adverb or adjective meaning extreme or excessive (e.g. 'playing word games is uber cool')  It's also listed in a number of online dictionaries, though it probably hasn't made it into the Oxford just yet.  Even so, I think it's worth including as a rare word. 

Words / Plurals
« on: January 30, 2012, 11:28:46 AM »
In yesterday's standard puzzle I unsuccessfully played the word 'lives'.  As a verb form, it's clearly not allowed.  However, it's also the plural of 'life' and it falls within the rules for plurals.  Shouldn't it be allowed on that basis?

Words / Word suggestion: 10 letter puzzle Jan 5
« on: January 06, 2012, 07:44:19 PM »
I unsuccessfully played the word 'eustress' in this puzzle.  Eustress is a term used in psychology to describe positive stress.  I think it was coined in the 1970s.  While obviously not a common word, it may warrant inclusion as a rare word.

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