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#1 2012-03-17 19:38:01

gurthbruins
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Word Game 23c

Here's a list of five words:

AR
ON
AS
THE
KING

What do these words have in common?
If you think you may have figured it out, please submit a WORD which you think may belong to this group, to test your idea.
If it's on the right track, I'll let you know.

Please don't disclose what your idea is, as that may spoil the game for others.

This game is similar to #66, only much harder I think. For the reason that there are few correct words, so submitting words at random, with no hunch or reason, is not likely to be of help. So I don't want to waste your time by encouraging you to resort to random trial and error.

Have fun!


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#2 2012-03-18 05:05:50

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Re: Word Game 23c

hi

I'm gonna try some random words first:
hipster
hip
oyster
hippopotamus


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#3 2012-03-18 05:44:35

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Re: Word Game 23c

here's my submission (just one word:D)


Why did the chicken cross the Mobius Band?
To get to the other ...um...!!!

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#4 2012-03-19 03:24:03

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Re: Word Game 23c

Hi anonim and hs, welcome to this game!

No correct words yet.

If and when it seems as if you guys have run out of ideas to test, I'll add more words as clues.


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#5 2012-03-19 11:37:06

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Re: Word Game 23c

Hi gurthbruins

I want you to check this while post for words that might be correct and then tell me what they are.Thank you in advance.

PS It's a nice puzzle by the way.


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#6 2012-03-19 16:48:22

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Re: Word Game 23c

Hi anonim,

Assuming you mean "whole" post (the "while" puzzled me!) ... there is one correct word in your post: "me."

Seems you like to submit words... but I suppose we must draw the line somewhere - shall we say, from now on, a maximum of ten words per player per day?

But you have vindicated your method by finding a word!

So the list is now

AR
AS
ON
THE
KING
ME


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#7 2012-03-30 14:53:37

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Re: Word Game 23c

Hi gb

I
in
am
are
is
was
were
had
have
will

Last edited by anonimnystefy (2012-03-30 14:54:27)


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#8 2012-03-30 19:31:30

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Re: Word Game 23c

hi stefy.

No correct words among that lot. Trouble is there are so few - I'm going to run out of them soon.

I'm using SOWPODS as my referee this time. I'd have maybe liked to accept "am", but SOWPODS says it won't do.

I'll add some words : the list is now

AS AR ON THE KING ME DO FE


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#9 2012-03-31 00:47:12

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Re: Word Game 23c

Alice just solved this on my afroditi forum, first person ever, without sight of DO and FE - I hadn't added them there yet.
So it can be done!


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#10 2012-03-31 03:02:21

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That's it, phron! Three bags full! Love STING and especially FELINE


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#11 2012-03-31 03:02:28

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Re: Word Game 23c

Hi gurthbruins,

Is a wasp able to actually sting a feline, or only nearly?


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#12 2012-03-31 03:10:44

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Re: Word Game 23c

Sorry about that, gurthbruins. I replaced my first post with my second and included another word, but I didn't realise you were online and now I've messed up the post order.


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#13 2012-03-31 03:11:23

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Re: Word Game 23c

I'd say not quite, we have wasps and a feline, maybe it's quid pro quo?


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#14 2012-03-31 03:14:31

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Re: Word Game 23c

The new word is the last word in my sentence.


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#15 2012-03-31 03:14:41

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Re: Word Game 23c

phrontister wrote:

Hi gurthbruins,

Is a wasp able to actually sting a feline, or only nearly?

What the?


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#16 2012-03-31 03:17:25

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Re: Word Game 23c

Hi Stefy,

Just copying what you did in post #5. smile


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#17 2012-03-31 03:20:03

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Re: Word Game 23c

but that's more than 10 words tongue

to gb

look at afroditi forum!

Last edited by anonimnystefy (2012-03-31 03:20:30)


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#18 2012-03-31 03:25:00

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Re: Word Game 23c

Only four of them are valid, though.

I wrote that sentence because I wanted to camouflage my answer so that gurthbruins could choose whether or not to reveal my valid words, while still recognising that I solved the puzzle.

Last edited by phrontister (2012-03-31 03:25:53)


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#19 2012-03-31 03:25:50

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Re: Word Game 23c

which four?


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#20 2012-03-31 03:26:51

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Re: Word Game 23c

Able
Sting
Feline
Nearly


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#21 2012-03-31 03:29:09

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Re: Word Game 23c

Yup, phron, I missed, or would have missed, your reference to dependent vectors and independent functions: the most brilliant so far.
Very nice!

My new word - now two words - have also been hidden among the others.


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#22 2012-03-31 03:40:30

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Re: Word Game 23c

Just smearing them at the st[able]s, I see!

Last edited by phrontister (2012-03-31 03:45:58)


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#23 2012-03-31 03:41:20

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Re: Word Game 23c

anonimnystefy wrote:

to gb

look at afroditi forum!


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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#24 2012-03-31 03:59:38

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Re: Word Game 23c

anonimnystefy wrote:
anonimnystefy wrote:

to gb

look at afroditi forum!

I saw, stefy. And I did: your answers are there.


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#25 2012-03-31 04:39:21

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Re: Word Game 23c

Hi gurthbruins,


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