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Who picks these words?
« on: August 03, 2020, 01:14:25 PM »
The most common letter in the English language is E.  Once again, a word with no e's.  I feel like the shark attacking manikins after a ship wreck who turns to a companion and says "What is this? Some kind of cruel hoax?"  [Farside cartoon]  C'mon, guys - I need some e's to work with!
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Re: Who picks these words?
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2020, 02:06:25 PM »
Here is a couple for the grand kids ;

 I am the beginning of the end, the end of every place. I am the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space. What am I?

What starts with the letter E & ends with the letter E but only has one letter in it?

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Re: Who picks these words?
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2020, 03:44:58 PM »
Envelope?

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Re: Who picks these words?
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2020, 04:08:57 PM »
Excellent & of course the answer to the first riddle was the letter E

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Re: Who picks these words?
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2021, 04:52:15 PM »
Speaking of "who picks these words" ... today's Standard (5th April 2021) strikes me as being some sort of late April Fool's joke.

I can't see any way of making just ONE nine-letter word out of that collection of letters, let alone two ...

EDIT: just 10 seconds after posting this, I found the two nine-letter words.

Even so, this puzzle is probably one of the most exasperating I've played to date.
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Re: Who picks these words?
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2021, 10:44:14 PM »
Definitely agree with you there!

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Re: Who picks these words?
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2021, 12:18:48 AM »
Even so, this puzzle is probably one of the most exasperating I've played to date.

Yet there are now a boatload of rosettes!