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Word Games / Re: Scoreboard anomaly
« on: October 21, 2019, 06:47:12 PM »
Thanks Alan.  :)

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Word Games / Scoreboard anomaly
« on: October 20, 2019, 09:46:54 PM »
At the conclusion of the 10 letter puzzle today, I had 115 words.  However, as soon as the puzzle closed, my total on the scoreboard reduced to 114.  I counted the words I'd played and there were 115.  I know the scoreboard doesn't update the instant you play a word, but the last word I'd played must have been 5-10 minutes before the puzzle ended.  I'm not that fussed about losing one word from my total, especially as it was a rare word, but I'd hate to lose a word that costs me a rosette.

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The Daily Quest / Re: Environs in the ten letter conserving/conversing game
« on: September 03, 2019, 08:45:14 PM »
I missed it too and it cost me a rosette.  I did actually think of it, but didn't play it because I'd already played environ and thought it would contravene the plurals rule.  So near, and yet... Live and learn.  I'll remember it next time.

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Words / Re: pardner??
« on: August 16, 2019, 09:02:19 AM »
I agree.  I did play it, but was astonished that it came up as common.

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Words / Re: Word suggestion: ebook
« on: July 24, 2019, 02:22:02 PM »
I agree that ebook should be uncommon.  I think e-book is the more common spelling (though, of course, it wouldn't be allowed in Chi because of the hyphen.)

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Words / Re: Begrime in the RESEMBLING ten letter challenge
« on: July 22, 2019, 08:31:24 PM »
I agree.  It was also the last word I found and it got me a rosette (with 9 seconds to spare).  I vaguely remember it coming up once before and I must have dredged it up from my memory of that game.  Certainly not a common word in my view.   

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Words / Mummer?
« on: June 20, 2019, 06:38:59 PM »
This word cost me a rosette in yesterday's 10 letter puzzle.  I'd never heard it before (having never been to a pantomime).  It's certainly not a common word to me, although I note that 102 players got it.  What do others think?   

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The Daily Quest / Re: Northeast challenge game
« on: June 17, 2019, 09:01:36 AM »
In the example you give, others is a plural.  I can't think of an example where others isn't a plural.  Hers is a possessive, so therefore acceptable in Chi.  Similarly theirs, yours and ours are also acceptable because they are possessives not plurals.  

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Words / Re: Fifty bizarre words
« on: April 27, 2019, 06:51:55 PM »
constult (v.): to act stupidly together.

This is what 'constultants' do, isn't it?  We hire them and they advise us to act stupidly.  Then we pay them thousands of dollars.

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Words / Re: RUCKMAN - 10 letter 16Apr19
« on: April 17, 2019, 08:33:16 PM »
I'm pretty sure I suggested this word a couple of years ago.  I didn't try it this time, knowing it wasn't accepted.

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Words / Recitative
« on: March 28, 2019, 07:17:39 PM »
The seed word recitative was found by only 90 of 312 players in yesterday's 10 letter puzzle.  Although I did eventually get it, I can honestly say it's the first time in my life that I've ever used the word.  I don't think it's a common word. 

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Word Games / Re: Acronyms
« on: March 14, 2019, 10:17:07 AM »
Off the top of my head:
BIOS (usually written in caps)
SCSI (pronounced 'skuzzy' but usually in caps)
lidar (usually lower case)
loran (seen both)
maser (usually lower case)
snafu (usually lower case)
TITSUP (usually upper case)

I reckon the only ones of those that qualify as words are maser and snafu (both are allowed in Chi, I'm pretty sure).  I've never heard of most of the others.

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Words / Re: heretical
« on: March 13, 2019, 10:01:52 AM »
To me, a heretic is someone who questions or opposes an established orthodoxy.  It's most commonly used in a religious context, but could be used in any context.

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Word Games / Re: Acronyms
« on: March 12, 2019, 11:38:47 PM »
I've only ever seen SETI and SARS written with capitals, so to my mind, neither qualify as acronyms that have become words in their own right.  I think transition to word status is the exception rather than the rule - most acronyms remain acronyms.  I can't think of too many other than scuba.  Snafu maybe.  I'm sure there are others, but probably not that many.

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Words / Re: Comfit in yesterday's ten letter DISCOMFORT puzzle
« on: March 10, 2019, 08:20:49 AM »
I got comfit but it was really a guess.  I thought it might be connected with the word discomfiture.  I've never heard of the sweet.

Microdot was the word that cost me a rosette in that game.

MK, I'm heartened by the fact that even seasoned rosette-getters like yourself miss easy words!  Recently I missed a rosette by failing to play lobe (after having already played lobed!)

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