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Words / Inconsistency?
« on: May 30, 2009, 09:36:09 AM »
If it is possible for something to be uncoded, then is it not possible to ask someone to uncode? The former was allowed, the latter rejected.   ???

Words / conduited
« on: May 29, 2009, 10:16:58 AM »
I thought this ought to be permitted. I just Googled the word and got over 4000 hits.

The Daily Quest / Beer on the brain?
« on: May 27, 2009, 06:21:43 AM »
What's it been -- like 4 of the past 5 days where a 4-letter word for a certain type of oven used in breweries has been one of the words? Are the 9-letter words and the middle letter really random? Or are the waning days of summer making Alan think about his favourite beverage?  :laugh:  :laugh: :laugh:

The Daily Quest / Anyone else frustrated?
« on: May 25, 2009, 12:44:30 PM »
Still no rosettes in today's (Monday 2009-05-25) Challenge puzzle. I, like RM, have one common word to find. I've been wracking my brain without success. Maybe I should start pounding my head against a wall? ? ? ?  Arggh.

Whilst struggling to find the last few common words, I tried an alternate spelling of matins which is mainly English, AFAIK: mattins, but it was 'not known'.

Personally, I think mattins ought to be included since other alternate spellings are accepted, but it causes me to wonder about classifications. If a word is common (e.g. connection -- I know it is too long for Chi, it is just an example), would an uncommon spelling variant (e.g. connexion) be automatically also common, the way sabre/saber are treated the same? Or, could the common spelling be 'common' and the variant be excluded from the 'common' list?

Whatever / Elvis livest!
« on: May 19, 2009, 10:39:18 AM »
But Alan turned him away on Tuesday 19 May 2009!!! ;D

The following words seem common enough (to me) and, imo, should be reclassified as common words.

Words / suggestion 2009-05-08
« on: May 09, 2009, 10:46:52 AM »
How about 'rondle'?
1.   A rondeau.
2.   (Metal.) A round mass, plate, or disk; especially (Metal.), the crust or scale which forms upon the surface of molten metal in the crucible.


I was surprised a game hosted on an AUSSIE site does not regard the Aussie word for 'the pack or bundle containing the personal belongings of a swagman; a swag' (according to and immortalised in a song which is (1) an unofficial national anthem of Australia, (2) semi-(?) official song of the country's national rugby union team, and (3) taught to every (at least it seems so to me) English-speaking, American-speaking, Kiwi-speaking, Canadian-speaking, etcl child would somehow not be a common word.

I thought for sure it would be a common word! :-D}}    -- I'd even have wagered (very rare for me) it would be common. (Glad I didn't!)

What do you think, Alan? An oversight? Going to excess to avoid Aussie-isms?

The Daily Quest / Request for standardised treatment of monetary units
« on: April 22, 2009, 02:43:17 PM »

The monetary units peso and lire/lira are now accepted as common words, but the monetary unit used in Iran, Oman, and Yemen (I'm avoiding the word itself since the current puzzle uses it) is not accepted as a common word (though it is accepted).

IMO, currencies of English-speaking countries ought to be non-controversial common words (e.g. dollar and rand, pound {though that has another common meaning} rupee if India is accounted as an English-speaking country), whilst currencies of other countries should either be consistently common or consistently not common.

What do you think? What do others think?

The Daily Quest / Swapped nine letter words
« on: April 19, 2009, 01:14:07 PM »
Is there any possibility of a transposition between the 'common' nine-letter word in today's (Sunday 18 Apr) Challenge puzzle with the other nine-letter 'uncommon' word? Is there anyone besides me who is more familiar with the 'uncommon' nine-letter word than the 'common' nine-letter word?

Word Games / Create your own game
« on: April 17, 2009, 04:55:10 PM »
Is there any way to create a game in 'Your Puzzles' where you can select the nine-letter word yourself?

The Daily Quest / FOUL!!!!
« on: April 13, 2009, 11:04:18 AM »
I must protest.

I tried and tried and tried to get the last 'common' word for Sunday's Challenge puzzle. I put way too much time into it, but I really wanted that rosette. I didn't get it. I even resorted to combining random letter combinations (ruined my percentage) and found some odd words, but I still couldn't find that last common word.

With today's new puzzle, I look at the missing 'common' word: ONCER !?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?   :o

Surely this is a jest. Even the Bard doth not use foresaid word.

In fact, when I clicked on the word and opened the Free Dictionary page, I received:
Word not found in the Dictionary and Encyclopedia.

How can you, kind Sir Wordmeister, categorise as 'common' a word which the dictionary of your choice to which you link, doesn't contain?

Forget a yellow card. I think this calls for a red card straightway!  :laugh:

I haven't enough remaining hair on my pate for you to do this to me, Sir Wordmeister.

The Daily Quest / Challenge Puzzle for Wednesday 8 April
« on: April 09, 2009, 10:00:35 AM »
I was surprised 'sext' was accepted but 'nones' was not. In my (not so humble  >:D ) opinion, either both should be acceptable or neither should be. In fact, I think 'tierce', 'sext', and 'nones' should all be treated alike (just like Greek letters!). The other minor hour, 'prime', having a different and more common usage, doesn't fit with the others. What, O Wordmaster, doth thou think?

The Daily Quest / the word 'rend'
« on: March 30, 2009, 11:06:44 AM »
I was shocked to see the word 'rend' was not considered a 'common' word!

(A 'perfect' performance from my POV is to get all the common words without having any uncommon words, so this was a definite problem!)


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