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Words / two word suggestions
« on: September 16, 2021, 02:27:29 AM »
derecho — a term which should be familiar to those with an interest in meteorology.

edamame — should be familiar to foodies, definitely growing in popularity.

Words / woolier / woollier inconsistency
« on: August 24, 2021, 11:46:12 AM »
Playing a Your Puzzles 7-by-many game. When woolier came up as rare, I didn't bother to try woollier. Got a surprise when the latter came up as common. Shouldn't they be the same?

Words / monsieur
« on: August 17, 2021, 01:58:56 AM »
Quite some time ago, senor was changed from common to rare. I think the same should be done with monsieur. In American English señor is w-a-y more common than monsieur.

Words / hotbox / hotboxes
« on: August 16, 2021, 06:27:02 AM »
Another oddity whilst playing a 7-by-many Your Puzzles: hotbox is rare; hotboxes is common and the seed word. I almost didn't play the latter when the former came up as rare. IMO they ought to be the same.

Words / pyorrhoea common?
« on: August 15, 2021, 03:39:08 AM »
Playing a 7-by-many game in Your Puzzles and got one with the seed word of pyorrhoea. Is this really a common word?

Words / word suggestion: avoidant
« on: August 08, 2021, 11:32:42 AM »
When I tried to play avoidant in a Your Puzzles game, I got a 'not known' message. A word to be added, surely?

Words / demesne common?
« on: July 21, 2021, 01:54:24 AM »
According to Ngram it used to be far more common in British English (not surprising, IMO), but has become much less so. The second least played word in the puzzle (emend) was played by 265 players; demesne by only 91 players. A candidate for reclassification?

Words / word suggestion: fuzzer, fuzzing
« on: July 19, 2021, 03:01:37 AM »
I wasn't surprised when fuzzer was not accepted in the 7-by-many UNFROZE puzzle as it is relatively new. But fuzzing has become well-established in the computer programming world. A fuzzer is an automated software testing program; fuzzing is the technique.

Words / inconsistency, perhaps?
« on: July 10, 2021, 07:45:17 AM »
The word login is classified as a common word. Whilst playing a 'Your Puzzles' game, I entered logout and found it wasn't common. Methinks the pair should be treated the same. What do others think?

Words / deliria common?
« on: June 14, 2021, 10:19:15 AM »
The only word I missed was deliria — definitely not a word which made me slap myself; rather, my reaction was huh? Only played by 23 of 409 players (5.6%). Surely a word to be relegated to the rare list!

Words / new word: overchi
« on: June 13, 2021, 03:13:24 AM »
overchi — when you have twenty or more words past the 'Best' on the way to 'Maven' and still have a double-digit number of common words left to be found and played

Whatever / Butterfly alphabet (esp. for Calilasseia)
« on: June 05, 2021, 10:23:04 PM »
My eldest son shared this with me: Entire Alphabet Found on the Wing Patterns of Butterflies. I think our nature-lovers will like this, especially Calilasseia!

When typing the first letter R for a word, the non-highlighted R was used before the highlighted one. This was with two different browsers. I had my much better half check from her computer and she had the same experience.

I had this happen recently on a Your Puzzles.

It doesn't affect play at all, but it is curious.

Word Games / One extreme to the other
« on: April 03, 2021, 10:57:04 AM »
The Standard game of Friday 2 April 2021 was very easy, as witnessed by the large number of rosettes. Then the Challenge game of Saturday 3 April 2021 was very difficult, taking over an hour before the first rosette appeared.

Whatever / Cultural illiteracy at the BBC
« on: March 29, 2021, 10:21:02 AM »
Police said an explosion erupted as two attackers tried to enter the church on Palm Sunday, the first day of Easter.

Appalling. I expected better from the BBC.

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