Author Topic: Words in Italics in Chihuahua  (Read 12393 times)

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Words in Italics in Chihuahua
« on: February 16, 2007, 10:40:47 AM »
An anonymous player just sent this message via the Contact page:
Why are some words that I have selected printed in italics?
With no name or email address supplied, I'm not sure how they expected to get a reply, but in fact it's a question that's been asked a few times before, so I've put the following explanation on the Q & A page:
The words in italics are those that are classed in the word list as relatively obscure. Actually, about two thirds of the words recognised in Chihuahua are in this category - which explains why a few people can get such very high scores.

The target levels of Good, Better and Best are based on the number of words that can be made from the "standard" list - i.e. not including the more obscure words. And when you look at the solution to a puzzle, the words in red, that you didn't get, are only those from the standard list, unless you click on the "All words" box, which causes the rarer words to be shown as well, in italics.

Alan Walker
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