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#126 2010-05-20 21:13:52

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Re: Metamorphosis

PLAY GAME OVER


If two or more thoughts intersect with each other, then there has to be a point.

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#127 2010-05-20 22:05:20

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Hi Bobby,

secs to me a little shaky.

secs is valid, according to the few sources I tried.

It's quite common here in Aus: eg, "Just wait a couple of secs".

I use this SOWPODS link for 4-letter words:
http://members.ozemail.com.au/~rjackman/4fours.html

And this one to check for Scrabble words:
http://www.collinslanguage.com/extras/scrabble.aspx

Btw, can we allow ZHero's puzzle before he's solved one first???!!!!!

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#128 2010-05-20 22:07:27

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Ok thanks phronti;

Do you leave something to work on, I'm going crazy here.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
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#129 2010-05-20 22:42:22

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phrontister wrote:

can we allow ZHero's puzzle before he's solved one first???!!!!!

I didn't know this rule... dunno I'll do one for you

LIFE FIND LOVE

LIFE
LINE
FINE
FIND
FINE
FIVE
LIVE
LOVE

roflol


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#130 2010-05-21 06:16:49

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bobbym wrote:

Do you leave something to work on, I'm going crazy here.

Now that ZHero has posted a solution to a puzzle - his own(!), thereby breaking convention (and he gave himself an easy one at that(!!) - we can probably try solving the puzzle he gave in post #126.

It might go against the grain somewhat for you to do that, Bobby, given that you're such a stickler for sticking strictly to the rules, but I hope you'll take up my suggestion because I wouldn't want to have you going crazy over there! dizzy


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#131 2010-05-21 09:20:25

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It might go against the grain somewhat for you to do that, Bobby, given that you're such a stickler for sticking strictly to the rules,

How'd you get that! I didn't see that up there. How come you didn't do it if it was so easy? You did post right after it. Could it be it is not so easy? Could it be, it is a PT?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#132 2010-05-21 13:51:33

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Hi Bobby,

How come you didn't do it if it was so easy?....Could it be, it is a PT?

I was faaaar too busy thinking of something silly to write to you than to be bothered with solving a puzzle that's only a PT - Piffling Trifle - but I'll have a go at doing it this evening after work.

Havta go now.


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#133 2010-05-21 13:57:25

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Nope, PT stands for phrontister trap. You know, say it's easy and then get ole bobbym to blow his remaining neurons on it?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#134 2010-05-21 22:02:25

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phronti wrote:

he gave himself an easy one at that(!!)

You are in rare form tonight! This one was hard!

play plat peat pelt gelt galt gale game gams gaes waes wyes oyes oyer over

I need a new list , those aren't words. Scrabble players speak another language.

moon -> mars -> ship


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#135 2010-05-21 23:49:20

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bobbym wrote:

This one was hard!

Sure was! I retract my premature "piffling trifle" assessment. >feeling humble<

those aren't words.

One day we'll have a solution made up entirely of such seemingly non-words!

MOON
MORN
MORS
MARS
CARS
CARN
CAIN
CHIN
CHIP
SHIP

REAL -> BLUE -> ROSE

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#136 2010-05-22 00:25:35

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What ones didn't you like. I will delete them from the list.

real ream beam blam blue blae blue glue glut gout rout roue rose

fame -> food -> fear


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#137 2010-05-22 03:13:11

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bobbym wrote:

What ones didn't you like.

They're all good, Bobby. I was just running with what you said:

those aren't words.

Sometimes the solutions comprise several words I've never seen before, and I was just surmising that maybe one day most of the words in a solution might all be strange ones. Btw, I added "seemingly" to that post.

Scrabble players speak another language

They certainly do! And top Scrabble experts generally know most, if not all words up to four letters long!! dizzy

FAME
FANE
FONE
FOND
HOND
HEND   
HEAD
HEAR
FEAR

BOBS -> TIGE -> TULP


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#138 2010-05-22 04:01:34

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BOBS
BIBS
BIGS
TIGS
TIGE dunno
TILE
TILP lol
TULP


FOUR ZERO FIVE

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#139 2010-05-22 04:11:05

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ZHero wrote:

TIGE dunno

Tige.‥a stem or stalk. A pin at the base of the breech in the Thouvenin system of fire-arms, for expanding the base of the ball; an anvil or support for the cap or primer in a central-fire cartridge. (Oxford English Dictionary)

TILP lol

Is that a real word? I can't find it anywhere. dunno

Bedzzzz!! sleep


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#140 2010-05-22 04:35:22

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TILP lol

Is that a real word? I can't find it anywhere. dunno

I dont really think so but it can be a surname is all that I could find googling. I thought TIGE was also a name coz searching for its definition doesn't return anything?!

TILE
TILL
TULL
GULL
GULF
GULP
TULP


phrontister wrote:

Bedzzzz!! sleep

sleep


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#141 2010-05-22 14:23:39

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Hi ZHero,

I dont really think so but it can be a surname is all that I could find googling.

If surnames were allowed all words we dreamt up would be valid, as somebody in this big wide world would be sure to have that name! smile

I thought TIGE was also a name coz searching for its definition doesn't return anything?!

As well as being in the O.E.D., tige is in SOWPODS, which is a rearranged acronym for the combined Official Scrabble Words (British English) and Official Scrabble Players Dictionary (American English). I gave a link to SOWPODS 4-letter words in post #127.

In that post I also gave a link to the Scrabble word checker by Collins, whose dictionary is the current argument settler for that game. The Collins definition for tige is n trunk of an architectural column.

I also find this link handy (including its reverse dictionary feature!):
http://www.onelook.com/

There are many other sources too, of course, but these are my favourites so far.


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#142 2010-05-22 14:43:17

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Here is one.

sack -> your -> city


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#143 2010-05-22 20:12:55

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bobbym wrote:

Here is one.

sack -> your -> city

SACK
SOCK
SOUK
SOUR
YOUR
TOUR
TORR
TORE
CORE
CIRE (French Origin)
CITE
CITY

Next WAS FOUR ZERO FIVE #138


NOTE: Plz don't post new words in future until the previous ones have been done or at least reckoned impossible...


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#144 2010-05-22 21:26:49

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FOUR
DOUR
DORR
DORE
DERE
DERO
ZERO
CERO
CERE
CIRE
FIRE
FIVE

GOOD -> NEWS -> WEEK

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#145 2010-05-22 21:49:21

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good goos boos bows nows news dews dees wees week


long -> days -> work


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#146 2010-05-22 23:05:31

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Hi Bobby,

Is "nees" in your last answer a word? I can't find it anywhere except as a proper noun (a person's name).

The O.E.D. says nees is an obsolete form of nese (nose) and niece.

LONG
LANG
DANG
DANS
DAYS
WAYS
WARS
WARK
WORK

HARD -> DAYS -> NITE

Last edited by phrontister (2010-05-22 23:08:03)


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#147 2010-05-22 23:07:10

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Yes, I have been waiting for you to check. I cannot verify that either. I will remove it from my word list and redo the solution, thanks.

Nees removed from above solution, made the answer shorter.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#148 2010-05-23 02:20:23

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HARD
LARD
LARS !?
LAYS
DAYS
LAYS
LANS
LANE
LINE
LITE
NITE


YOURMATHDRAG


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#149 2010-05-23 22:27:25

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Hi ZHero,

LARS is ok...it's in SOWPODS and the Collins Official Scrabble Dictionary.

I can't find LANS anywhere, other than as the plural of the acronym for Local Area Network.

YOUR
YOUS
MOUS
MOTS
MATS
MATH
BATH
BATS
BAAS   
BRAS
BRAG
DRAG

BRRR -> VERY -> COLD


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#150 2010-05-23 22:37:15

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brrr barr bars vars vary very eery eely eels cels cols cold

moss grow here


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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