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Thursday 4 August 7-by-many SHAMBLE puzzle
« on: August 05, 2022, 02:31:56 PM »
First off, my most humble apologies to Alan, who doesn’t deserve this list of “lesses” and “ables” – for each of these I have provided a reference, either dictionary or Wiktionary to support their inclusion. I have indicated using italics those that I consider may be excluded because they may be over-technical and hence unknown to the average well-read player.

SMASHABLE – capable of being smashed https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smashable potential seed word
MASHABLE - Of a consistency suitable for mashing; (internet informal) Suitable for inclusion in a mashup* (*which may also not be in the Chi lexicon) https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/mashable potential seed word
HEMLESS – without a hem https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/hemless
MESHABLE – capable of being meshed or converted to a mesh https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/meshable potential seed word
MESHLESS – a numerical method for overcoming many of the limitations of the finite element method (mathematical term) https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/nme.798

LASHLESS – without eyelashes https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lashless
HASHABLE – computer/cryptographic term defined as if it has a hash value that remains the same during its lifetime https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/hashable
SMELLABLE – capable of being smelled https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smellable
EMBALMABLE – suitable to be embalmed https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/embalmable
LABELLESS – without a label https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/labelless
SLASHABLE – able to be slashed https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/slashable
BALMLESS – without balm https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/balmless
LABELLABLE – able to be labelled (US. labelable is allowable as rare) https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/labellable
BESMALL – similar to belittle; make small https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/besmall
I was going to add SMALLS but it’s already been dealt with here https://theforum.lexigame.com/index.php?topic=690.msg16591#msg16591

P.S. I have checked each and every one of these and they have not been previously submitted…

Again, my most humble apologies… 🙏🙏🙏
« Last Edit: August 05, 2022, 07:20:09 PM by ridethetalk »
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Re: Thursday 4 August 7-by-many SHAMBLE puzzle
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2022, 06:16:47 PM »
There must be a psychological term to describe someone who profusely apologizes to someone for what he is about to do and then goes ahead and does it anyway!

Seriously, RTT, is it really so important to you that all these words be accepted that you need to inundate poor Alan?

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Re: Thursday 4 August 7-by-many SHAMBLE puzzle
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2022, 07:32:47 PM »
No, it's not so important to me but, looked at another way, I have saved others from having to suggest these as, can be seen, they all have at least some modicum of legitimacy, as shown by the references... I would be surprised if these all hadn't been tried by at some other player.

I am more than happy for Alan to give a yay/nay judgement without having to go into any detail as per his usual adjudications.
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Re: Thursday 4 August 7-by-many SHAMBLE puzzle
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2022, 08:47:01 PM »
RTT gave me advance warning that he had drawn up a big list of word suggestions from that puzzle. I could have asked him not to post them, but I actually tried a few of them myself, so I think they're worth considering...eventually.
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Re: Thursday 4 August 7-by-many SHAMBLE puzzle
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2022, 07:11:18 AM »
I too have wanted Alan to be spared from an avalanche of outer fringe suggestions. However,  we all have  encountered his finely honed wit tempered by his good nature. He’s quite able to fend

On a personal note, I find RTTs suggestions to be annoying yet easily ignored. I believe them to arise , also, from an impish good humor. It’s hard to figure out who is the straight man in this duo. They both seem to be having fun.