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View Word List Sunday, December 24, 2006

FINAL SCORES

1868 bunnyvicious
1868 oggy
1868 pito75
1868 Cmith
1868 caitlyn
1868 fuzzy55
1868 makay
1868 Dorens
1868 Wyrd
1868 jooboz
1868 Camigwn
1868 bubba218
1868 patact
1868 sha
1868 artdr
1868 hope
1868 Marc Freeman
1868 katmayo
1868 SueMagee
1868 daisy88
1868 pabtrek
1868 metaleather
1868 debbinla
1868 Ho Hum
1868 mymuseisme
1868 purplepufff
1868 JMann
1868 gran
1868 chj
1868 Scrabbler
1868 Punster
1868 Odin
1868 Paddytt
1868 reneeo
1868 Ray100
1868 movieman
1868 mo
1868 Mercy
1868 Haz1558
1868 mkl
1868 Sudokuaddict
1868 smooth_pappa
1868 flosey
1868 Vicuna
1868 Jacula
1868 Woodhood
1868 kalea
1868 CiociaJudy
1868 broll
1868 lbdawger
1868 hydra
1868 jerez
1868 kkiln
1868 eliotl
1868 vedaman
1868 GreyWoulf
1868 Funkylady
1868 hurshy
1868 GraceM
1868 pbr
1868 MAH
1868 FranMag
1868 stidmama
1868 woodsikov
1868 mattygroves
1868 cindasu
1868 Alien
1868 ruthy
1868 Angelsong
1868 Sherylr1961
1868 inge
1868 hootowl
1868 Ardnas
1868 VAjeweler
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1868 whitejf
1868 renfield
1868 cybernan
1868 pat56
1868 lynxxx
1868 dan2bit
1868 Merk
1868 Ouwachita
1868 bleugirl2
1868 hannah lou
1868 tndaisy1960
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1868 nanrde
1868 remluc
1868 arranvet
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1868 vpchat
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1868 oldhousejunky
1868 BryanC
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1868 Grandma Barb
1868 ch1212
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1868 Cathy
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1868 dromano66
1868 DRBERNABO
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1868 Hugabugs
1868 Gail
1868 Mary
1868 ARB
1868 Shannon1
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1868 orionova
1868 Charlie
1868 angora
1868 NANCY
1868 Clairecat500
1868 sugar
1868 Munner
1868 psymeg
1868 iesha
1868 capemaggie
1868 pdrpr
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1868 Katydid0615
1868 joey
1868 ursh
1868 BabbleRabble
1868 lshult
1868 dr9397
1868 sherb
1868 Trotters
1868 SunnFlower
1868 marigold
1868 Mikeybitz
1868 snppngtrtle
1868 periwinkle
1868 Atalante
1868 rachmouse
1868 austinuu
1868 mari
1868 PMS
1868 mu
1868 ConXshun
1868 HereBeDragons
1868 gailinrb
1868 wordly wise
1868 edmo
1868 speedfreak
1868 sprite
1868 MPower1971
1868 truewest
1868 jan
1868 fit1
1864 daisygirl59
1858 pen
1858 ddb4nana
1854 72 Temple Owl
1852 Minty106
1840 buslady
1832 saanichcat
1794 mirandapan
1790 Sidra
1764 6a
1754 joym999
1753 relarion
1714 MayneGuy
1680 AMN
1645 cal29
1617 bonkler
1591 Crone
1578 lizmac
1577 Inge2
1568 wordplayer
1565 Ishkababble
1551 WordsRock
1523 VolleymomDee
1520 Jeff7
1502 emusing
1487 moorheit
1482 grammaterri1
1478 godthaab
1471 puptone
1461 sponme
1460 Eva
1454 evvvie
1448 chiley
1437 wurdygurl
1428 Scarlet
1413 AirBeagle
1410 libarebel
1403 Asha
1402 1MoreGame
1389 georgiaj
1376 sfneil
1375 Wendrie
1373 bashed crab
1370 phandmd
1363 bmb444
1341 chris70
1335 dezyon
1330 ollag
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1329 JeeWhiz
1328 Read-Knit-Bake
1320 Judi
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1304 Flask1
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1289 ypsigirl
1265 Frances
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1235 K.Elisabet
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1224 wunnerfitzer
1216 Kukana
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1213 Jeanne
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1151 123bob
1151 Flossy
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1143 girlie
1142 Christa
1141 jas03001
1141 anawaltgal
1137 Sam
1134 lorid
1131 Yvo
1121 markytom
1118 Xejaki
1107 Reese\'s
1099 Biker
1098 Levia
1098 rockimggramma
1098 Ornith
1097 zas
1093 circe
1086 mom23
1073 MVA
1073 Golux13
1065 Mad Ostrich
1062 Davidcu
1060 CAZ100
1049 onyx
1047 helenary
1041 grannyg
1036 Nickijane
1032 frogtaco
1032 Rainedaze
1029 jean1953
1021 avril
1017 greengeeny
1016 Faerie
1014 rosannegg
1013 Wogoe
1013 Hi there
1012 bigbirdboss
1005 Becca Lorum
1002 olfar
997 kthdsn
989 TL
981 wb12eos
979 dcseain
979 Mom
971 TEW
968 NonnieLight
966 pam
963 Kenny Chuck
962 Cathyar
959 DS927
958 diann
956 peanuts
954 zTink
951 machelle
951 mrchiguy
946 audree
934 Babble Rabble
920 LuwandaHL
918 luvmypom
918 ren8
915 garyandjulie
913 suzysuz
908 Mr. Robot
903 SirDemon
892 lyn5
890 LA Cat Lady
885 cheeto44
884 Iain
880 camisha
879 lorena_k
876 awesomo
868 sukee
867 pdb
861 BerniceQ
859 jaymil
857 blairla
853 ice cream
842 allim
838 Julie
837 Mooch
837 pors
831 RjR
831 gardnerpaints
826 M3
821 arleneehm
819 bubbakitty
819 kellyk
816 rhozee
816 happydan
815 Robespierre
809 raelite
800 cathk
800 mummy
799 Aloyisius
791 gwiener
785 Janiece
783 leep
783 Angelakk
782 charliesmomuk
781 misshoax
777 Hightower2232
764 barbk
758 melonheadjujube
748 Enomis65
740 bepotter
740 ibuprofen
739 BarbaraA
738 magzel
734 chuck54
732 RMS
732 neddy2000
727 pinecone05
721 mcurlschool
720 Biltong
720 BettyAnne
718 marthasooke
700 anike
694 inkydinks
686 Anniebrook
682 stillcrazy
682 Gadget
676 billhilly21
670 SomebodySaveMe T
670 she
666 marysimi
659 mole
653 herinfernallady
649 swviola06
646 Barb
644 aber
643 retropink
642 jasondunn
641 radioavf
638 monkeeboi
637 shorty
633 msilver620
631 mich_pdx
631 sian
630 8201girl
630 fiddler
630 doraphilia
621 moule
619 REG
612 redgirl1973
606 whoever
605 balletslippers
603 KMS
601 gaily
599 Mortsbabe
594 eshadow
594 swmbo
592 vj
590 hokie carla
587 sandrafrances
582 karensmith
571 Layne
570 Dachef
569 TrickyRic
569 lordel
565 cyclinggirl
564 2m
562 #1
562 Duval
560 T Anderson
559 barkingkel
559 Melody
557 Fishbulb
554 rebdickers
553 annevans
552 hdm
551 michelle0211
546 barblyn
546 pr
543 LindaH
542 lesw
531 SBrentnall
531 Thulsa
524 richalulu
524 iluvmyk9s
517 bunboy
514 rosewood36
511 janeybird
510 RCody
509 maryruth
507 cblinn
506 Bash
505 jonny
504 harmer
503 ukfizz
502 ALC
500 Madyh
500 Bestmarks
498 nellebean
494 cg530
492 amgreet8
491 lexigeek
488 KenTropic
481 Dispatch
480 Linda0
478 Kateq
478 helsmith
473 jpc1966
473 MystySara
472 magbag
471 lynnet
464 helenkeller
462 kcpnews
461 joralemonshelly
457 steph1874
456 mklein
455 Bonasa
453 girlfriday
448 greenery
445 dom
439 addict
438 lazaro68
435 bachan
435 ching
435 TeaNCrackers
431 lindaC
430 patheticfallacy
430 nauty1ms
428 ronon44
425 Nonny
423 mab
417 Marzipan
413 duvald
411 jj222
406 Tirtsa
405 Notheroldquilter
404 reznaeous
397 angels04
395 JJ
395 Buttonman
395 vici
395 WarrenLincoln
394 Gainsborough
394 pinkhatlil
389 pamysue
388 Trice22
386 csardas
384 KittyVane
383 sallyds
379 sparklygem
377 MBO
377 Svet
377 colleeny
373 harvey
372 jillibus
369 gbm601
369 defenestrate99
369 Kris Bobier
364 ella
363 Oldchica
362 ryser
357 Torgo
356 DrEllenG
354 deb333
352 spatialbean
352 mlecompt
350 Angela
349 shmoozanne
347 smaller
346 Orrchid
345 evantpdx
345 hpyhrted
336 Rlee
333 freddie
328 midwinter
328 lamaestra
325 Henreyyy!
319 Pryderi
318 eliper
316 Mundy
316 Trevski
313 kimothy
312 tijani
312 a1axmama
311 stillnotverygood
309 rosalind230
305 marqaz
303 babble_girl
298 debgpi
297 mom2jgd
289 funhs
288 homegirl
287 M.P.
284 rainlindsay
284 diamondgirl
283 TheLegend
283 fifi
278 fhplayer6
277 nadav
275 kbckc
270 cubano67
269 Ricls
268 cower
268 iiosefi
266 Grim-Bigyen
265 FrankS
265 peacesigngirl
261 Steeevooo
258 Zombee
256 noki
256 arfun
256 wire
255 iluvtigs
252 annieB
252 disneyjessi
252 sue1
251 WallyBrian
250 Dawnl
248 Ellocin
247 angrychick
246 yikeym
246 Jatb
242 teekay
242 larlielou
239 earth
237 wjb
235 bearofthep
232 Carol Ann
228 Lytton
223 janeh2006
221 farz
221 babble dude
219 joem
218 Katie Koggs
218 Sethari
217 Snape's Baby
216 Cas
215 Mandy44
212 pianoman
209 agtcooper
206 momof4&pe
206 msabatier
206 crash-cool
203 Floppy
201 ajolie1
197 Darci
196 googlebite
196 AmyZ
195 shirin
194 tidy_princess
191 seano216k
189 Syrdarya
188 purple piggy
186 pgr
184 lgorms
184 kaurie
184 skrubd
180 Sherbie
170 vimabu
164 cat2
161 YoBaby
160 jedimasterlink
157 konnyr
155 samurph26
154 daicor
150 sarcasticah
146 ginnie
146 EspritdJean
141 Historyjo
137 samiam
134 chantal
131 girlytazz
130 mama
126 pacoshelley
126 MAITAI
125 LUCKY
124 Chip
123 mena
123 jasonplancaster
122 Gkmandy
122 PammySue
121 diem
120 nursey
119 Gunther
117 stacey9
116 Mizellie
112 GaryBT
108 Greg37
106 leftwing
104 andyvphil
103 kvratties
100 Leo
97 sugyroxdemsocks
96 bech0057
96 starsdust
95 Skug
91 girlfriend2008
88 juliehf
86 bean66
82 bekki
82 Leighanne
82 catbus
80 Kermiteer
80 wisekaren
80 Singerlin1
78 RAL
78 addytewd
72 saintfranny
68 P.J.
67 poolam
65 sfwood
64 nava
58 Dr_God
57 crazy
53 Katied924
53 Smiley23_47393
53 big red
49 Alycia
49 OkieSusie
47 superbobo
46 Tella
46 sharstep
41 pagetr
40 mouseshadow
40 Orin
39 dreagler
38 Birggitte
36 Anne2
33 Judy_2u
32 Irishdancer456
30 bostonmermaid
23 jean62
22 Jen
18 Alyah
18 SeraTerranova
10 n8attack
4 Norma
4 gardengirl
4 gwinn

ENTIRE CHAT LOG

12:00 am
firefly779

flip
12:00 am
TeaNCrackers

flip
12:01 am
jillibus

flip
12:01 am
firefly779

haha! first!
12:01 am
firefly779

:)
12:01 am
melonheadjujube

flllliiippppbdqp!
12:01 am
firefly779

a slow flip...where is everyone?
12:01 am
FranMag

flip
12:01 am
lynxxx

flip - I was nearly right
12:02 am
Gadget

flip
12:02 am
lbdawger

flip
12:02 am
jillibus

well, no point is starting this really, will be away until the 28th
12:03 am
lbdawger

safe travels Jilli
12:03 am
FranMag

Zs greyed out!
12:03 am
Crone

how many words please?
12:03 am
firefly779

i'm outta here too folks - goodnight and happy holidays to all
12:03 am
FranMag

182 crone
12:03 am
firefly779

haha Fran!
12:04 am
Crone

thx fran
12:04 am
lynxxx

Bye Jilli - have fun! and Firefly too
12:04 am
FranMag

bye jilli! bye FF!
12:04 am
melonheadjujube

bon voyage jilli
12:04 am
FranMag

happy holidays all!
12:05 am
FranMag

hi again melon!
12:05 am
harpjane

hello and filp
12:05 am
FranMag

hi harp!
12:06 am
chj

if you refresh youll get the new grid
12:06 am
chj

182
12:06 am
FranMag

hey chj!
12:07 am
Atalante

for once I'm here at the flip!
12:07 am
melonheadjujube

hi Fran - i was icon shopping
12:07 am
FranMag

ta7/28
12:07 am
smooth_pappa

jesus! i'm too depressed to stay online... *poof*
12:09 am
hurshy

cu7, re7
12:10 am
lynxxx

tarpits is not there Fran!
12:10 am
jillibus

well, here's my message for the next few days
12:10 am
FranMag

lol lynxxx
12:10 am
lbdawger

night smooth.
12:10 am
hurshy

halfway
12:10 am
FranMag

that's nice jilli!
12:10 am
hurshy

si7
12:11 am
lynxxx

TY Jilli - we'll miss you - enjoy the silly season!
12:11 am
FranMag

wow hursh
12:11 am
jillibus

well, I might stick around for a few minutes to see if I can find any of the biggies you guys are so clever at :D
12:12 am
renfield

i'm traveling by reindeer power
12:12 am
Atalante

I want carnelian
12:12 am
lynxxx

well they promised us snow for Xmas!!!! and its hailing right now! - after 3 weeks of bushfires
12:12 am
hurshy

ar7
12:12 am
hurshy

ar8
12:13 am
jillibus

snow for xmas in OZ???
12:13 am
rachmouse

it hasn't been cold enough to snow here, hardly! And I am in the North East
12:13 am
rachmouse

US, that is
12:13 am
lynxxx

supposed to hit zero in the mountains tonite - 16 max for Xmas day
12:14 am
melonheadjujube

50s in Cleveland OH - go figure. . .
12:14 am
jillibus

haha, got the z
12:15 am
FranMag

to7
12:15 am
renfield

me 2 jilli!
12:15 am
rachmouse

yeah - it was almost 60 today in NY... but we don't have that lake effect! brrr. I went to school in northern ohio.
12:15 am
melonheadjujube

hursh tx - got the ar 7 & 8
12:15 am
rachmouse

wet wet cold wet wet
12:16 am
renfield

wet wet wet and wet here
12:16 am
jillibus

wet wet wet wet here too
12:17 am
melonheadjujube

i can't believe there are 8 D words
12:17 am
renfield

arrrrrrggghhh we be pirates jilli!
12:17 am
jillibus

fran -- is it wet in Hawaii? You keep sending us rain
12:17 am
FranMag

not really jilli, it's been cool though
12:17 am
renfield

and one is that tape we used on chj!
12:17 am
FranMag

relatively speaking of course.
12:17 am
jillibus

melon -- that pot au feu looks delish -- what is it?
12:18 am
melonheadjujube

Hey, at least we're not Buffalo! lately i joke that it's hard to convince Clevlanders that global warming is a bad thing - our winters are gettin milder.
12:18 am
harpjane

la7
12:18 am
melonheadjujube

oyster stew - isn't that trad for Xmas eve?
12:18 am
Minveryork

Flip flip hooray!
12:18 am
rachmouse

ooh. I got 4 of the Ds. ;-)
12:18 am
hurshy

an7
12:19 am
melonheadjujube

i'm impressed rach - just 3 so far
12:19 am
Minveryork

Ok, grid must have flipped while I was emailing Dr. G.
12:19 am
FranMag

i'm missing one D
12:20 am
Gadget

share!
12:20 am
jillibus

yum -- I don't know -- I think it varies -- we used to have cheese fondue, now anything goes (daughter-in-law and granddaughter are vegetarians)
12:20 am
Minveryork

So how many words are there for today's grid guys?
12:20 am
jillibus

182, min
12:20 am
Faerie

182
12:20 am
renfield

182 min
12:20 am
melonheadjujube

fran - are they all DUs?
12:20 am
herinfernallady

hey eeryone
12:20 am
FranMag

yes melon
12:21 am
lbdawger

Night everyone, Merry Christmas!
12:21 am
Minveryork

Okay,not worth getting a head start then. Goodbye!
12:21 am
FranMag

gadget, too early for clues, but the 7 i have are all DUs.
12:21 am
Minveryork

Goodnight to my fellow babblers! Happy holidays to all
12:21 am
hurshy

all the d's are du's
12:21 am
jillibus

bue, min -- have a happy
12:21 am
melonheadjujube

duh.
12:21 am
Faerie

Night Min
12:21 am
FranMag

night min!
12:21 am
herinfernallady

night min and lb and min have a god day
12:22 am
Shannon1

I just wanted to get halfway, and I got there plus a little bit. Not sure I'll check in tomorrow with all that will happen. So, MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!
12:22 am
FranMag

cu7
12:22 am
melonheadjujube

5 Ds - must give my monkeys some banana wine
12:22 am
FranMag

night shannon!!
12:23 am
FranMag

same to you!
12:23 am
FranMag

that makes two cu7s
12:23 am
lynxxx

TY Shannon - bye - and have a great Xmas
12:23 am
Faerie

Night Shannon
12:23 am
herinfernallady

have a good day shannon
12:23 am
hurshy

oh that's a second! nice.
12:23 am
harpjane

to7
12:24 am
jillibus

night shannon -- and well done!
12:24 am
Faerie

I'm off to bed also See everyone when it gets daylight :)
12:24 am
jillibus

night faerie
12:24 am
FranMag

got an la7 which i think was mentioned already
12:24 am
lynxxx

bye Faerie
12:24 am
herinfernallady

Night faerie have a good chrissy
12:24 am
FranMag

night faerie!
12:25 am
FranMag

hi infernal!
12:25 am
hurshy

yea the la and the ta are the only ones i haven't found yet
12:25 am
melonheadjujube

an7 - or was that mentioned?
12:25 am
melonheadjujube

got the ta7!
12:26 am
hurshy

i got the la but not the ta, lol
12:27 am
melonheadjujube

hehe hursh
12:27 am
Mooch

re7 or maybe that was said
12:27 am
melonheadjujube

lien
12:27 am
melonheadjujube

woopos - soorrry
12:27 am
herinfernallady

how many du s are there
12:27 am
hurshy

8
12:27 am
FranMag

8 infernal
12:28 am
herinfernallady

ta
12:28 am
melonheadjujube

got 7 Ds - thank you monkeys!
12:28 am
jillibus

i never want to see another re word
12:29 am
jillibus

ratio
12:29 am
renfield

i'll change my name...i'll be enfield
12:29 am
jillibus

well that's an ra (sorry)
12:30 am
jillibus

oh, ennie, I didn't mean you!
12:30 am
hurshy

150
12:31 am
renfield

it's ok jilli....i can be a naval or a basebase field
12:31 am
melonheadjujube

basebase?
12:32 am
jillibus

got an ar7 *patting back*
12:32 am
renfield

uh...baseball
12:32 am
melonheadjujube

basebase was so cute, tho
12:32 am
renfield

ya never know when you're an ennie
12:33 am
rachmouse

6 more then byebye
12:33 am
FranMag

yay! got the ar7 and ar8 also
12:33 am
jillibus

you can be any kind of field you want, incluing a ren one -- you kind of re word doesn't count because it's a Proper Noun
12:33 am
harpjane

I only have one s, and I"ve been looking for ages...well three minutes.
12:33 am
renfield

:-)
12:34 am
melonheadjujube

besides, one can't nfield again - so you're no thatkind of re
12:34 am
jillibus

got the ar8 too
12:35 am
hurshy

found that ta7 at last, lol
12:35 am
jillibus

I want some oyster stew...
12:35 am
Gadget

so do I...
12:36 am
melonheadjujube

got bothe CUs :)
12:36 am
melonheadjujube

is my icon getting to you jilli?
12:37 am
mkl

There's more than two CU's melon
12:37 am
melonheadjujube

i meant the cu7s, sorry.
12:37 am
mkl

Yeah. As soon as I hit enter I knew it
12:37 am
FranMag

hey mkl
12:38 am
mkl

Hey Fran et al
12:38 am
jillibus

Yes, melon! *drool*
12:38 am
renfield

i'm part of the et al
12:38 am
hurshy

18 to go
12:38 am
rachmouse

phew. 95 left. going now. good night!
12:39 am
melonheadjujube

hursh, how do you do it?
12:39 am
hurshy

i dunno
12:39 am
jillibus

harpjane, I have 6 s words so far -- how are you doing now?
12:40 am
melonheadjujube

now jilli, oyster stew at this hour will make more than sugarplums dance in your head....
12:40 am
jillibus

amazing as usual, hursh
12:40 am
harpjane

I finally had a b
12:40 am
harpjane

I have 7 now
12:40 am
harpjane

static
12:40 am
jillibus

a b?
12:41 am
harpjane

oops, make that 8!
12:41 am
jillibus

thanks, harp!
12:41 am
harpjane

that b was a typo, as was static, pay noooooo attention....
12:41 am
renfield

my eyes saw nothing harp
12:42 am
melonheadjujube

OK, gotta rest my sore bod - laila tov, all.
12:42 am
FranMag

night melon!
12:43 am
harpjane

laila tov, me too
12:43 am
renfield

later melon ;-)
12:43 am
lynxxx

goodnight melon
12:43 am
renfield

and niters you 2 harp
12:43 am
addytewd

good morning everyone. is it just me or are words difficult to find even at the beginning? it's taken me 10 minutes to find 8 words lol
12:43 am
jillibus

night melon -- heal fst!
12:43 am
jillibus

fast, too
12:44 am
renfield

i like fst - it's like speed reading
12:44 am
jillibus

hi atty -- I think it's tough but I usually do before Lickety helps!
12:45 am
jillibus

duz anyone here remember that laundry soap called Duz?
12:46 am
addytewd

this is tough. it doesn't take me long to fizzle out, but i usually find the first bunch very quickly.
12:46 am
FranMag

it sort of rings a bell jilli
12:46 am
renfield

did it do what it said it duz?
12:46 am
hurshy

dum dum dum... the dreaded 14!
12:46 am
addytewd

i remember that, jilli
12:47 am
jillibus

guess most of the crowd is too young
12:48 am
addytewd

nope, not I lol haven't heard the name for many years, but i definitely remember it.
12:48 am
ursh

Good Morning all - i fizzled out on yesterdays grid - still have a little food shopping to do today so maybe will get back later to try this one - in case i dont I wish you all a peaceful and very happy Christmas
12:48 am
rhozee

I remember Duz. I can't remember what soap opera it was with though.
12:49 am
addytewd

Merry Christmas to you too, ursh. :)
12:49 am
jillibus

thank you ursh, and have a happy time too
12:49 am
Angb

Hi all - back again - Flip.
12:49 am
renfield

happy merry ursh!
12:49 am
FranMag

thanks ursh, same to you!
12:49 am
FranMag

hi angb!
12:49 am
FranMag

hi rhozee
12:50 am
addytewd

my phantom word: nestle
12:50 am
Angb

Merry Christmas everyone, fran, ren, jilli, ursh, lynxxx, addy, rhozee
12:50 am
jillibus

Hi rhozee -- I never listened to the soaps but dear old Duz jumped out of the grid
12:50 am
hurshy

tinsel phantom
12:50 am
jillibus

You too, angb!
12:50 am
mkl

I'm pretty slow tonight. 68 to go and I only have 3 seven letter words.
12:51 am
addytewd

ahhh yes, hurshy, and appropriate too!
12:51 am
addytewd

Angb, ty, and Merry Christmas to you too :)
12:51 am
jillibus

oh poor you mkl -- I have 36 words and 146 left but I'm not trying hard
12:52 am
addytewd

i'm at 11 lol
12:52 am
hurshy

dang it all i'm not going to finish by the hour
12:52 am
mkl

Well, I AM trying hard. So I think you are actually ahead of me.
12:52 am
jillibus

no way, mkl!
12:53 am
Angb

7 here - addy - so you are ahead of me LOL
12:53 am
jillibus

my phantom is silence
12:53 am
LuwandaHL

good mroning everyone
12:53 am
hurshy

close jilli
12:53 am
renfield

mine is citrus
12:53 am
mkl

good mroning Luwa
12:53 am
addytewd

morning Luwanda :)
12:53 am
libarebel

thanks, ren, got the new grid...
12:54 am
jillibus

hi luwanda
12:54 am
Angb

Hi Luwanda
12:54 am
jillibus

hi lib
12:54 am
addytewd

lol Angb. shake me when you say something to me. I keep missing what you say until 5 or 6 lines down!
12:54 am
renfield

yw lib
12:54 am
Angb

mkl - sorry didn't wish you a merry christmas
12:54 am
renfield

missed you luwana
12:55 am
Angb

I'm downunda - so maybe its the timelag on my message bouncing around the world!
12:55 am
libarebel

hi, jilli!
12:55 am
mkl

Es Hokay. Not quite Christmas here yet. A Merry Christmas and a great big HO HO HO to all of you.
12:55 am
libarebel

I need a new icon...
12:55 am
jillibus

merci, mkl
12:55 am
addytewd

Angb, more likely, it's time lag on my old brain
12:56 am
addytewd

Merry Christmas mkl
12:56 am
Angb

The sun is going down here on Christmas Eve. I will have to start wrapping the wee presents and fill up the Santa stockings soon.
12:56 am
mkl

Can't believe it's almost over. It always makes me a little sad.
12:56 am
libarebel

the old grid is like a parallel universe
12:56 am
LuwandaHL

Merry
12:56 am
Crone

ang did you get rain today?
12:57 am
hurshy

lol
12:57 am
Iain

good morning
12:57 am
mkl

Okay, close enough to an hour. Will someone clue me on the 8?
12:57 am
addytewd

i love Christmas, but because I'm such a procrastinator, i don't start loving it until about now.
12:57 am
LuwandaHL

christmas ang
12:57 am
renfield

i know lib - i keep going back and looking
12:57 am
hurshy

i love parallel universes
12:57 am
addytewd

good morning lain :)
12:57 am
libarebel

how do you go back?
12:57 am
Angb

A little - but the clouds have rolled away - a bit of cloud expected tomorrow but no rain - fingers crossed
12:57 am
LuwandaHL

I really love it the last day of school
12:57 am
jillibus

mkl, the 8 is a pl
12:57 am
mkl

In my other parallel universe, I have a goatee and I'm the Emperor.
12:57 am
libarebel

just back arrow on browser?
12:57 am
renfield

i have the window open in ie
12:58 am
mkl

Ok jilli, that's not funny.
12:58 am
hurshy

has anyone found any ae's? just wondering if there might be any...
12:58 am
Crone

it's been raining on and off here since yesterday morning - are you in Sydney?
12:58 am
libarebel

oh, I may have lost it-- let's see...
12:58 am
jillibus

ar8, mkl ;)
12:58 am
Angb

no Auckland, NZ - not Aussie
12:59 am
Angb

Where are you Crone?
12:59 am
Crone

sorry - couldn't see the red around the stars
12:59 am
Crone

or count
12:59 am
mkl

Jilli, it's a good thing we're not in my parallel universe. My wee, tiny semi-pickled brain needs an actual clue.
1:00 am
Angb

There's a white speck at the bottom - no - it's not dust on your screen
1:00 am
Crone

I'm in Lithgow - central tablelands of NSW
1:00 am
Angb

You must be Australian to know we have more stars
1:00 am
hurshy

i'm aiming allllll my phasers at you mkl
1:00 am
Angb

Big hare has just run down my driveway
1:00 am
jillibus

mkl -- it starts with a backside...
1:00 am
mkl

Ah my fellow trekie
1:00 am
renfield

guns , ammo....mkl
1:01 am
hurshy

and alllllll my photon torpedos
1:01 am
hurshy

my entire...
1:01 am
Angb

Crone - you'll be pleased with the rain then. I see our firefighters have come home after their duty over your side of the ditch
1:01 am
mkl

Aha. Thanks all. i see the threat of being in my parallel universe worked.
1:02 am
Crone

sorry we injured a few - hope the guy with the burnt airways comes good!
1:02 am
Angb

Crone I think they injured themselves ... life is. They looked alright. But not sure about the guy who was worst off. Must read the paper.
1:02 am
mkl

I actually got as far as the first six letters and couldn't take it the rest of the way until you clued me. What a Dork
1:02 am
frogtaco

hurshy, you crack me up with those clues! Very nice. :)
1:03 am
mkl

I'm so dense tonight, I JUST NOW realized that Hurshy was cluing me. :-)
1:04 am
libarebel

nope, I can't go back-- ren, maybe rescue helen?
1:04 am
frogtaco

Hey, at least you're the emperor.
1:04 am
Crone

i keep seeing curse - curse it!
1:04 am
mkl

Yeah. I'm a legend in my own mind.
1:05 am
Angb

Hi frog - are you new to Babble?
1:05 am
hurshy

well, how very nice to meet you frogtaco
1:05 am
mkl

Alright FROG. Just saw that you are Male! Not many of us in here.
1:06 am
hurshy

who's done with E?
1:06 am
frogtaco

Not too new--just don't chat a lot. Or play that often, for that matter. :) Nice to meet you all.
1:06 am
Angb

A person who is not addicted .... how did you do it?
1:06 am
frogtaco

True enough, mkl.
1:06 am
jillibus

I see you joined in July, frog -- glad to see you
1:06 am
LuwandaHL

I deci ded to change my icon
1:06 am
hurshy

i am!
1:07 am
LuwandaHL

but it isn't working
1:07 am
Angb

LOL luwanda
1:07 am
jillibus

cute, luwanda!
1:07 am
Angb

Grinchmas I can see
1:07 am
hurshy

don't spose anyone's done with a, l, r, s, or t?
1:07 am
LuwandaHL

the monarch is a little our of season
1:07 am
frogtaco

Not addicted? Just busy--work from home and am a stay-at-home dad.
1:07 am
jillibus

it's working, luwanda -- refresh
1:07 am
Angb

I am still fighting the first t
1:08 am
LuwandaHL

ahah
1:08 am
hurshy

frogtaco, i always want to know, when people work from home, what sort of work is it?
1:08 am
Angb

I've given up TV ... dessert ... and I am sure other things ... oh that's right better half LOL
1:08 am
LuwandaHL

one of my favorites
1:08 am
jillibus

hursh -- read frog's profile!
1:08 am
frogtaco

I manage all the Web sites for a small game publishing company, and do freelance Web stuff.
1:08 am
mkl

Hey. So am I Frog. 'Course my last child is seventeen now, so not much to do in that area.
1:08 am
hurshy

oh, i always forget about profiles :)
1:09 am
hurshy

hmm web stuff. i spose a lot of work at home people do web stuff.
1:09 am
jillibus

you're missing some interesting stuff, hurshy!
1:09 am
arleneehm

hi all
1:10 am
Angb

hi arlene
1:10 am
mkl

66 to go and totally glazed over. Back tomorrow. Luck to everyone.
1:10 am
jillibus

hi arlene
1:10 am
frogtaco

My daughter's almost 3, and we have a boy on the way in May.
1:10 am
arleneehm

bye mkl
1:10 am
frogtaco

See ya mkl!
1:10 am
hurshy

who thinks hurshy should go to bed, and who thinks she should keep at it with 11 to go?
1:10 am
jillibus

keep at it, hursh!
1:11 am
renfield

later mkl
1:11 am
Angb

Keep at it hursh - but what will you do tomorrow?
1:11 am
Angb

See ya mkl
1:11 am
hurshy

sleep, and then... maybe clean house? clue? i dunno
1:11 am
rhozee

Is it just me or does everyone have lickety on the last puzzle?
1:11 am
hurshy

cross that bridge when i come to it
1:11 am
frogtaco

I have 149 left--should I keep at it? ;)
1:11 am
Crone

ah screw it hursh - get some sleep - you'll need it tomorrow!
1:12 am
hurshy

why i'm not doing anything tomorrow
1:12 am
Angb

I did - and still only finished 1/2 hour before closing
1:12 am
Angb

Frog ... how much time do you have tomorrow? Mind you what time is it here?
1:12 am
Angb

*there
1:12 am
Crone

lucky you - i've got a grandkid invasion
1:13 am
jillibus

well, I must depart --it's been nice chatting. Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night.
1:13 am
hurshy

well my cats are all spayed, so...
1:13 am
frogtaco

It's 11 pm here. Tomorrow's not too packed.
1:13 am
arleneehm

night jilli..
1:13 am
FranMag

night jilli!
1:13 am
Crone

g'night jilli - have a good one
1:13 am
Angb

Jilli - good nite, seasons greetings and may your Xmas be happy
1:13 am
frogtaco

Goodnight jilli
1:14 am
renfield

nite jilli me beauty! happy merry!
1:14 am
hurshy

she tells me to keep at it and then she goes to bed!
1:14 am
LuwandaHL

nite jilli
1:15 am
LuwandaHL

have a merry, merry!!!
1:15 am
Angb

Oh I got a 7 - ta
1:15 am
jillibus

(but I have 144 left and no hope) *poof*
1:15 am
FranMag

hi luwanda!
1:15 am
LuwandaHL

hello
1:15 am
hurshy

hope is a two-edged swordd
1:15 am
hurshy

and apparently sword is a two-d'd word
1:18 am
hurshy

well now, sleepiness and not finding words i can take, but nobody laughing at my jokes is a dealbreaker.
1:18 am
FranMag

lol
1:18 am
frogtaco

Oops! :)
1:18 am
Angb

Oooh - I found an 8
1:19 am
FranMag

now that was funny hursh!
1:19 am
Angb

not an an - an ar
1:19 am
hurshy

ahh... i've still got it
1:19 am
Angb

hurshy - didn't that happen last nite?
1:20 am
hurshy

nobody laughing at my jokes? it happens every day...
1:20 am
LuwandaHL

lol sleepily
1:20 am
FranMag

my chatting has been hampered by baby who insists on sitting on my lap.
1:20 am
Angb

Fran - that gives a lovely picture
1:20 am
LuwandaHL

i agree
1:21 am
FranMag

well she is a lovely baby, if i do say so myself.
1:21 am
LuwandaHL

i think they all are
1:22 am
LuwandaHL

especially when they are sleeping
1:22 am
Angb

Coochee -coo Fran's baby. Wonder what she will grow up doing in here spare time LOL
1:22 am
hurshy

nope nope just so stuck happy christmas eve everyone
1:22 am
LuwandaHL

inate babbler
1:22 am
Angb

*her\
1:23 am
FranMag

night hursh! merrry christmas to you too!
1:23 am
Angb

nite hurshy - it'll look clearer tomorrow
1:23 am
frogtaco

Merry Christmas, hurshy!
1:23 am
LuwandaHL

nite hurshy
1:23 am
LuwandaHL

nite hurshy
1:23 am
arleneehm

I really only came in to say Happy Christmas eve, and if I don't see you all tomorrow, have a happy day.
1:23 am
LuwandaHL

merry christmas
1:23 am
lynxxx

nite Hurshy
1:23 am
arleneehm


Night all
1:24 am
Angb

Well same to you arelene. Best wishes to you and yours
1:24 am
LuwandaHL

must go to bed. gotta take my son shopping tomorrow - today
1:24 am
FranMag

angb, she has this stepstool that she carries around the house with her to get into more things and the other day she climbed into my chair and was pretending to type at the computer.
1:24 am
FranMag

night luwanda!
1:24 am
FranMag

night arlene!
1:24 am
LuwandaHL

cute fran
1:24 am
frogtaco

Nite arlene & luwanda
1:24 am
FranMag

merry christmas to both of you!
1:24 am
LuwandaHL

like mother like daughter
1:24 am
Iain

g'night luwandaHL
1:25 am
Angb

Yep ... its already happening. At 3 my son figured out how to put all the programmes on the computer into the recycle bin AND clear the recycle bin
1:25 am
FranMag

what fun angb!
1:25 am
Angb

Yes ... we won't repeat what mummy said
1:25 am
LuwandaHL

a two my son programed the vcr and broke the code that locked the tv
1:26 am
LuwandaHL

he obviously is doing very well in math at IU
1:26 am
FranMag

they're way ahead of us technology wise that's for sure.
1:26 am
Angb

Haha Luwanda. I am sure they all have wonderful futures ... not sure what as though
1:27 am
LuwandaHL

too bad you can't make six figures playing videos
1:28 am
Angb

At our school we often get parents telling classes about their careers. One father - a pilot - told the 6 year old boys that Playstation (and maths) would help you be a pilot LOL
1:29 am
FranMag

that must have been popular with thde other parents
1:29 am
LuwandaHL

my son did win
1:30 am
LuwandaHL

$40 playing nentindo
1:30 am
Angb

Yes ... my son has forgotten the maths part - but the PD part comes out everytime I threaten to burn the machine.
1:30 am
Angb

*PS
1:30 am
Angb

Time for coffee and fudge I think - back in 5
1:31 am
LuwandaHL

christmas cookies sound good
1:31 am
FranMag

later angb
1:31 am
Iain

no sugar for me Anbg
1:32 am
FranMag

hi lain
1:33 am
Iain

G morning Franmag
1:33 am
LuwandaHL

oops. i meant to stop and go to bed but i get to babble so little
1:33 am
LuwandaHL

hi lain
1:34 am
Iain

hi
1:41 am
LuwandaHL

this time i am actually going to bed. I hope to be babbling more since school is out for 2 weeks. good nite all
1:42 am
FranMag

bye luwanda! see you
1:42 am
Iain

night LuwandaHL
1:52 am
Iain

must go, back later if in get my chores done
1:52 am
FranMag

bye lain
1:54 am
jean1953

morning iain
1:55 am
jean1953

good morning everybody just popped in to wish everybody a Happy Christmas xx got to dash
1:55 am
FranMag

hi jean! merry christmas to you too!
1:57 am
jean1953

I see I missed my brother Iain had to phone him lol
1:57 am
MVA

hi all, and a merryChristmas to you all
1:57 am
jean1953

Hi MVA merry christmas right hope to get a chance to bbl bye
1:58 am
FranMag

hi mva! same to you
2:01 am
MVA

i know i'm early with my wishes but i may not get a chance later!
2:01 am
MVA

i know i'm early with my wishes but i may not get a chance later!
2:01 am
MVA

i know i'm early with my wishes but i may not get a chance later!

2:01 am
MVA

oops, multiple greetings!!
2:06 am
lazaro68

hello auntie
2:13 am
purple piggy

hi babble frends
2:14 am
purple piggy

...
2:17 am
rosalind230

Merry Christmas Eveyone
2:18 am
purple piggy

u 2!!!
2:20 am
purple piggy

rosalind230?
2:21 am
MVA

and to you rosalind!
2:21 am
purple piggy

hi MVA
2:22 am
MVA

hi
2:22 am
purple piggy

MERRY X-MAS!
2:23 am
edmo

how many words today please
2:24 am
chris70

182
2:24 am
BabbleRabble

182
2:24 am
edmo

thank you
2:24 am
rosalind230

182
2:31 am
ruthy

does anyone have the stats for the 7 letter words please
2:31 am
purple piggy

hi babble frends!
2:32 am
ruthy

hi purple piggy
2:33 am
purple piggy

hru?
2:33 am
BabbleRabble

an 7/28; cu 7/36 is hat I have
2:33 am
dezyon

i have 2 x cu7/36, la7/28, re7/28, ta7/28 and to7/28 three more to find
2:34 am
MVA

an7/27, re7/28, si7/28 and to 7/28 so far ruthy
2:34 am
ruthy

ty dezyon
2:34 am
cindasu

i only have 4: ar7and
8, 2 cu7,to7
2:35 am
ruthy

ty all
2:36 am
Hugabugs

I have an la7/28
2:38 am
MVA

ty cindasu, now have the 8!!
2:39 am
cindasu

your are welcome and MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!
2:41 am
chris70

la7/28
2:41 am
chris70

please
2:43 am
lynxxx

la7.28 a person who cures hides would be a ta****/s
2:44 am
chris70

ty
2:45 am
MVA

ty lynxx
2:45 am
Flask1

Good morning and a very Happy Christmas to each and every one of you...xx
2:46 am
MVA

hi flask!
2:46 am
chris70

i got 1 cu 7 but cannot figure out second
2:46 am
Flask1

Hi MVA
2:46 am
chris70

curnels
2:47 am
MVA

how are you, long time since we've met
2:47 am
lynxxx

Hi Flask - I hope your day is as good as you wish it to be
2:47 am
Flask1

ty Lynnx!
2:48 am
lynxxx

Chris cu7.36 - women used to wear in their hair (prior to going out we hoped)
2:48 am
bookwomen

cu 7 one is a hairstyle and one is a red berry.
2:48 am
dezyon

first cu7 is what you use to make hair form ringlets, second cu7 is the movement of water, like a rip
2:48 am
chris70

thats the one i got
2:49 am
chris70

ty
2:50 am
Flask1

MVA I am great thanks!......Enjoying this festive season.........and are you well?
2:50 am
chris70

ta7
2:51 am
chris70

nevermind
2:51 am
MVA

i'm vey well, on holidays for a week now, not quite ready for tomorrow!! how are you?
2:52 am
Flask1

Oh am doing nothing else......just gonna relax and enjoy.......
2:54 am
MVA

i'm having dinner cooked for me tomorrow, for the first time in so long i can't remember!!!!!
2:54 am
MVA

any clues for ta 7 pls?
2:55 am
dezyon

ta7, yummier
2:55 am
lynxxx

MVA I did one at 2.43
2:55 am
Flask1

Oh I bet you love it, MVA!
2:56 am
Flask1

a clue for the nine word please?
2:56 am
MVA

and she's a good cook!!
2:56 am
dezyon

ar7 and 8 - weapons cache & plural
2:56 am
BabbleRabble

no 9
2:57 am
MVA

ty deyzon
2:57 am
dezyon

an7?? please
2:59 am
MVA

to heat glass or metal
2:59 am
BabbleRabble

an 7 = to heat glasss or pottery in a kiln
3:00 am
dezyon

ty mva and babblerabble
3:00 am
licketySplitAUS

Merry Christmas! Clues on there way!
3:00 am
ruthy

merry christmas lickety
3:01 am
lynxxx

TY Lickety - I need them!
3:01 am
MVA

merry Christmas lickety
3:01 am
chris70

still didnt get an 7
3:02 am
BabbleRabble

an = basketball player Shaquille O'****
3:02 am
lazaro68

ty lickety. merry christmas
3:02 am
dezyon

an = girls name + a 2 letter mans name
3:02 am
Flask1

Merry Xmas Lickety to you and yours!
3:02 am
chris70

ty
3:03 am
MVA

got to go now, bbl, have fun!
3:03 am
Flask1

bye MVA!
3:03 am
chris70

i got 5 out of 8 d's anyone have any luck on them
3:03 am
dezyon

bye mva, have a good xams
3:04 am
chris70

leana
3:04 am
Hugabugs

I have 7 of the 8
3:04 am
licketySplitAUS

Clues are up! Merry Christmas - Sorry for delay , but we just finished our Christmas Eve dinner!
3:04 am
chris70

sorry
3:04 am
Flask1

duct
3:04 am
chris70

i cant get stats either it is not working
3:05 am
BabbleRabble

Have a wonderful day, lickety and thnaks!
3:05 am
lynxxx

Have a lovely day tomorrow Lickety - all the best for the whole family
3:05 am
licketySplitAUS

Same to all of you!
3:06 am
chris70

got 2 x4/7 ,2x4/6 and 5/14
3:07 am
lynxxx

Chris another 2 5.14s and a 6.24 (plural of one of the 5.14s)
3:07 am
ruthy

can anyone please clue me the 2nd an 5/10 please
3:07 am
chris70

do u have a clue for 5/14
3:08 am
lynxxx

Chris - pop a vowel onto the last du4.6
3:09 am
chris70

ty
3:09 am
chris70

now to try to get the last one
3:09 am
lynxxx

sorry Ruthy - I don't even have the first!
3:10 am
dezyon

ty lynxxx, that got me a grey square
3:10 am
chris70

which one are u looking for
3:11 am
chris70

i got i out of 2 on u's anyone got both
3:11 am
lynxxx

don't worry bout me Chris - I'll get Lickety soon
3:12 am
lynxxx

I have a ur4.6 and a ur4.5
3:12 am
chris70

tarnes
3:12 am
chris70

sorry
3:13 am
chris70

i have 4/5 need 4/6
3:13 am
lynxxx

ur** acid
3:14 am
dezyon

the acid found in wee chris
3:14 am
ruthy

ty lynxx i found it
3:14 am
chris70

ty
3:15 am
chris70

halfway piont and my brain is fried
3:16 am
lynxxx

2/3rds there but no words appearing anymore!
3:19 am
chris70

the last du is another 5/14 and i am stuck
3:19 am
lynxxx

is it the plural of the du4.6 - before the 6.24
3:20 am
herinfernallady

hey
3:21 am
chris70

how did i miss that ty
3:22 am
dezyon

c ya all later - merry xmas and i hope santa is good to you all
3:23 am
lynxxx

bye dezyon
3:24 am
ruthy

bye dezyon
3:24 am
chris70

do u have io's
3:24 am
ruthy

F*I*R*E*W*O*R*K*S
3:24 am
herinfernallady

merry christmas dez
3:25 am
BabbleRabble

Congratulations, ruthy. Well done, again!!
3:26 am
lynxxx

Chris - small ..io + shortform of thanks
3:26 am
herinfernallady

yah Ruthie
3:27 am
chris70

got it ty
3:28 am
lynxxx

BBS - more presents to wrap and coffee to get
3:30 am
chris70

anyone ir6/18
3:32 am
zysx

the read end of the spectrum, and it is not fake
3:33 am
zysx

the red end sorry
3:35 am
chris70

i am still stuck so so tired i am having brain freezes sorry
3:35 am
sprite

morning all
3:36 am
BabbleRabble

Good day, sprite
3:36 am
chris70

morning
3:36 am
ruthy

bye everyone
3:36 am
chris70

i didnt even do goodnite yer i am sooo tired
3:37 am
BabbleRabble

good bye, ruthy; merry christmas
3:37 am
sprite

bye ruthy
3:39 am
Haz1558

Good morning/evening all.
3:40 am
sprite

morning Haz
3:40 am
Haz1558

The grid looks nice this morning - other things to do, but I've been sucked in.....
3:40 am
FMitch

Morning all
3:41 am
sprite

So far it is fun, but I just started. Hi FMitch :)
3:41 am
Haz1558

Good morning FMitch - how is the cold today?
3:42 am
FMitch

Still there Haz but such is life. Hi sprite and Happy Christmas to both of you
3:42 am
herinfernallady

hey how are we all
3:43 am
Haz1558

A shame about the cold - let's just hope your sense of taste is still there to enjoy your meal tomorrow.
3:43 am
sprite

Hi lady
3:43 am
BabbleRabble

Doing just fine, herin; hope you are too.
3:43 am
herinfernallady

sad
3:47 am
FMitch

Haz are you all set?
3:48 am
Haz1558

We're getting there - it's just occurring to me that my annual needle and thread task is coming up. The sewing of the stuffing into the turkey....
3:49 am
FMitch

LOL I hope you've been practising!
3:49 am
BabbleRabble

sad is an enigma that often presents itself at what is to be a joyous occastion.
3:49 am
Haz1558

I haven't any wrapping done yet, but apart from that most other things are under control. If the sewing is a problem, husband can practice HIS stitching technique!
3:49 am
sprite

so true - having to be merry can make me very sad
3:50 am
herinfernallady

yep my fav dog at my friends house has to go to the rainbow bridge tonight sorry for making anyone sad
3:50 am
Haz1558

Just as long as he doesn't expect the turkey to be covered in green drapes!
3:51 am
ConXshun

Good morning everyone!
3:51 am
herinfernallady

morning con
3:51 am
BabbleRabble

Hello, ConX
3:51 am
ConXshun

So much to do today - but the grid call is too strong
3:51 am
sprite

hey ConX
3:52 am
ConXshun

Nice to see you all!
3:53 am
herinfernallady

brb i think i have to fix dinner and i cant be bothered
3:54 am
ConXshun

we were all going to have a babble in at Bunnyviscious's today - to escape christmas eve cooking and things...
3:55 am
chris70

anyone got ra 7
3:55 am
BabbleRabble

no ra 7
3:56 am
chris70

sorry re 7
3:57 am
hannah lou

f*i*r*e*w*o*r*k*s*
3:57 am
chris70

just got it
3:57 am
sprite

wtg hannah lou
3:57 am
Haz1558

Congratulations hannah lou.
3:57 am
BabbleRabble

re 7 = soldiers sometimes re-en**** at the end of their tours ... add a vowel to the re first
3:58 am
ConXshun

well done hannah
3:58 am
chris70

wtg
3:58 am
hannah lou

thanx sprite byebye all thanx chris
3:58 am
hannah lou

thanx all
3:58 am
hannah lou

byebye
3:58 am
hannah lou

happy christmas for tomorrow byebye
3:58 am
BabbleRabble

Well done, hannah. merry christmas
3:58 am
hannah lou

and to u babble
3:59 am
Haz1558

Happy Christmas, hannah lou.
3:59 am
ConXshun

happy christmas!
4:00 am
sprite

I have found 7 words ending in -itch. None of them valid of course. It is a phantom ending! *hides in fright*
4:01 am
BabbleRabble

You seem to witch it were otherwise?
4:02 am
sprite

Oh yes, I'd really wand that
4:05 am
ConXshun

found re7 - someone who sees things as they really are
4:06 am
chris70

ed 5/16
4:06 am
ConXshun

ok so babble clued it ages ago and i missed it...
4:06 am
sprite

thanks ConX
4:07 am
ConXshun

:)
4:07 am
Haz1558

e plus d4/7
4:07 am
BabbleRabble

or a truthieist .... one who sees things s he/she wants to believe them to be as opposed to what they objectively are
4:08 am
chris70

ty
4:08 am
sprite

The soldiers did not want to work for me, so I was glad with your clue, ConX :)
4:08 am
ConXshun

yw sprite! *happy to have helped*
4:09 am
ConXshun

thanks haz for the e clue
4:10 am
ConXshun

that's tricky reading babble!
4:10 am
BabbleRabble

Do mercenaries get double time on holidays?
4:10 am
Haz1558

You're welcome Con - It sometimes helps to be asked for clues, I hadn't realised the word was there!
4:11 am
sprite

I think so, BabbleRabble - trice on Christmas Eve.
4:11 am
herinfernallady

baxk
4:11 am
ConXshun

thinking of changing jobs for a couple of days, BR?
4:12 am
BabbleRabble

Nah, would take more than money to persuade me to dodge bullets again
4:14 am
ConXshun

youve had experience doding bullets? I can imagine no one would want a rerun of that!
4:14 am
sprite

Let's pray for peace - and let us start within in our homes and hearts.
4:14 am
FMitch

Hear Hear sprite
4:15 am
ConXshun

always a good start, sprite!
4:15 am
Haz1558

I've just found the cu7 words that unites hairdressers and winter sports
4:15 am
Haz1558

cu6/24, cu7/36
4:15 am
Haz1558

And Hilda Ogden, of blessed memory.
4:16 am
sprite

The only one, I think. Memories like yours will probably never really go away, BabbleRabble? Must be horrifying to have to dodge bullets.
4:17 am
BabbleRabble

Wars effect more than the engagers.... their families and friends too will be changed ....forever
4:18 am
ConXshun

thank you haz, got the cu's - although I don't see how the winter sports fit in... it's hilda and the hairdressers that helped :)
4:18 am
herinfernallady

I thank the stars every day that i live in Austalia and we are realitivly violence free
4:19 am
Haz1558

There's a winter sport practised in Scotland and Canada -it consists of hurling granite along ice. Those who practice is are cu7
4:19 am
herinfernallady

thanks haz i missed that one
4:19 am
Haz1558

practise that should be.
4:19 am
sprite

The closest I have been to experience war personally is from my grandparents, who lived in WOII. I have seen how it has affected them and I am profoundly grateful I never had to be part of that kind of violence, or witness it from nearby.
But I realise it still happens - not here, but right now somewhere else, it does. Terrible thought.
4:19 am
BabbleRabble

and, they are constantly cleaning the playing area
4:20 am
ConXshun

ah! thank you haz. I didn't know that!
4:20 am
sprite

I swear, the first time I saw that sport on TV I thought it was some kind of comedy show.
4:20 am
Haz1558

You see, Con, babble is not wasting time - we're learning new things!
4:21 am
herinfernallady

i tell my other half all the time im exercising my brain
4:21 am
Haz1558

Winter sports tend to be like that, sprite. I mean, sitting on tin trays?
4:21 am
ConXshun

Indeed so haz, which makes it even MORE difficult to leave and go and do the things which ought to be done...
4:22 am
sprite

Well, I love to watch skating men :)
But that C thing is just comical to look at. Especially those brooming guys.
4:22 am
herinfernallady

Haz i have only seen the snow twce and i hate it. My dad used to steal grannies biscuit trays and slide down the street on them when they lived in england
4:23 am
ConXshun

More people than we know have been effected by war. And if not directly so, then as you say Babble, indirectly. The worse thing is that the traumas are passed down unwittingly to next generations. I long for the day when everybody will just stop fighting because it is just so horrible
4:23 am
Haz1558

I'm not sure of the tin tray spelling - is it luge? Anyway, I'm sure it's terribly skilful but it just looks suicidal to the uninitiated. And it HAD to be invented by someone with a tin tray and time to spare.
4:24 am
ursh

Going out for lunch - bbl to find 38 that are hiding - to those i dont see later - have a wonderful Christmas
4:24 am
ConXshun

bye ursh, happy christmas
4:24 am
Haz1558

Thanks ursh - Happy Christmas to you too.
4:24 am
herinfernallady

lol haz
4:25 am
sprite

bye ursh, Light and Peace to you and yours :)_
4:25 am
sprite

*without the _*
4:25 am
herinfernallady

bye ursh have a good day
4:25 am
Haz1558

And I should go too - lunch preparations for today AND tomorrow (getting darning needle ready) Bye all!
4:25 am
ConXshun

anybody seen the film 'Greystoke'? about Tarzan coming to the west.. the old man there took a tin tray down his stairs on christmas eve, one final time - in memory of something he used to do as a kid....
4:26 am
sprite

Have a great time, Haz!
4:26 am
ConXshun

bye haz! have a great christmas!
4:27 am
chris70

os 5/10 anyone
4:27 am
herinfernallady

Bye haz have a great chrissy
4:27 am
FMitch

Bye Haz, time for me to be off too
4:27 am
herinfernallady

Con when i was 3 i used to slide down the 1st story banister as it was steel then my parents changed it to wood to stop me, it didn't
4:27 am
ConXshun

bye FMitch. merry christmas
4:28 am
herinfernallady

bye mitch
4:28 am
sprite

Bye FMitch, best wishes to you and yours.
4:29 am
ConXshun

no splinters I hope herin?!!!!!
4:29 am
FMitch

Happy Christmas and a peacful day babblers :)
4:29 am
sprite

ouch!
4:29 am
BabbleRabble

To get out early on a sub-zero cold day for a walk is an experience. The ground crackles beneath your feet. The fresh, cold air is envigorating. The quiet can be eerie. Even the wind that can pierce like a nail adds to the stimulation. Nature is so powerful; we are so helpless when its force decides to kick up its heels.
4:29 am
herinfernallady

nope i just was nuts as a kid and did crazy things. The banister was polished
4:30 am
herinfernallady

i hate the cold
4:30 am
ConXshun

sounds like fun, herin!
4:31 am
ConXshun

a cold winter's day with a clear sky and warm clothes with hot chocolate waiting by an open fire when you get home - wonderful.
4:31 am
sprite

Beautifully put, BabbleRabble. And I am with you, living in Holland we get our share of cold days. Also storms. I love storms.
4:31 am
herinfernallady

it was that and sitting on the skateboard flying down our drive way
4:31 am
herinfernallady

Bable thats a buetiful image
4:31 am
chris70

os5/10
4:32 am
herinfernallady

i am glad in oz that it dont get horribly cold were i live
4:32 am
ConXshun

But nature is indeed very powerful. In holland we have no hills, and waterfalls are non existent. We took the kids to Switzerland and went to see the water fall where sherlock lost his life.... the power of that water fall was incredible. So forceful that my daugther burst into tears....
4:33 am
herinfernallady

brb gotta make the hostess gifts for tommorow
4:34 am
ConXshun

bye herin. have a happy christmas
4:34 am
sprite

So true, ConX! Sometimes it is more than we can take in. Still, Holland has its moments of sheer power too.
4:34 am
herinfernallady

ill be back nsoon have to melt choc an roll pudding in them\
4:37 am
ConXshun

Each country has its nature/natural power. I must admit tho' that it all depends on what kind of landscape 'got' you first. I've recently realised that a babbling brook does a lot for me... where I grew up we had one running next to the house and I never realised how much it influenced me
4:37 am
sprite

chris: O + man who fathered a child, mixed up
4:38 am
Frances

Good morning all. Couldn't resist a quick babble before chores.
4:38 am
sprite

hi Frances
4:38 am
ConXshun

hello frances
4:38 am
Frances

Hi sprite. How are you?
4:38 am
Yvo

Good Morning evryone,wishing all a merry x-mas and peace,
4:39 am
ConXshun

hello Yvo, and a peaceful christmas to you
4:39 am
ConXshun

sprite: man who fathered a child clue is eluding me... :(
4:39 am
chris70

NEED MORE PLEASE
4:39 am
Frances

Hello Con and Yvo too
4:40 am
sprite

Errrr.... royal title?
4:40 am
ConXshun

yep, that dit it, thanks sprite!
4:40 am
wurdygurl

try more os
4:40 am
wurdygurl

morning everyone
4:41 am
sprite

hi wurdygurl
4:41 am
ConXshun

hello wurdy,
4:41 am
ConXshun

anyone got the 8?
4:42 am
wurdygurl

5 am here cannot sleep driving me crazy so i figure lets wake totally up and play boggle
4:42 am
wurdygurl

well look at that its 5:42 time flies
4:42 am
Angb

Yep, it is an ar 8/40. - 20 minutes to Christmas
4:42 am
pinkhatlil

i wish all babblers a joyful but peaceful christmas
4:42 am
Haz1558

ar8/40 - plural munition stores or London football club
4:42 am
BabbleRabble

8 is the plural of the 7 .... where weapons are assembled
4:42 am
ConXshun

you must be having fun wurdy!
4:42 am
wurdygurl

baahh
4:43 am
wurdygurl

8 wiping sleep from eyes
4:43 am
Angb

Better go to bed - otherwise Santa won't visit our house. HAPPY XMAS EVERYONE. 15minutes to go ... I can hear the sleigh bells
4:43 am
chris70

RE6/18
4:44 am
wurdygurl

merry christmas ang
4:44 am
Atalante

hi all - and Happy Christmas Ang!
4:44 am
chris70

OS5/10
4:44 am
ConXshun

bye angb! have a happy christmas!
4:44 am
Angb

Thanks ata - same to you
4:44 am
Frances

Happy Christmas Ang
4:44 am
ConXshun

thanks BR am looking
4:44 am
ConXshun

hello atalante
4:44 am
Angb

And to wurdy, frances, conxshun.
4:45 am
Angb

And Chris - if he can get his head out of the grid for 5 seconds
4:45 am
Frances

Hi Ata
4:45 am
ConXshun

lol angb!
4:45 am
Angb

Oh, Santa you're early, stop that you ... keep your hands to yourself. Nite all - I'm off.
4:46 am
Angb

Oh Santa, don't forget the carrots that Chris left for your reindeer.
4:46 am
chris70

RASEN
4:46 am
chris70

OOPS
4:47 am
chris70

TYPING OUT LOUD
4:47 am
sprite

Bye Anb :)
4:47 am
ConXshun

bye angb!
4:47 am
wurdygurl

at least put in a real word chris
4:47 am
wurdygurl

lol
4:47 am
sprite

hi Ata ;0
4:47 am
ConXshun

stop shouting chris!
4:47 am
sprite

that should have read hi Ata :)
4:48 am
chris70

I CANT FIND ANYMORE REAL ONES LOL
4:49 am
Atalante

you'd be proud of me Sprite, I was up all night painting!
4:49 am
chris70

sorry hit cap locks accidently
4:49 am
wurdygurl

makes two of us - please take your cap lock off
4:49 am
wurdygurl

thanks you were making my eyes hurt lol
4:49 am
sprite

I am always proud of you, Ata! You make work of your dreams - I admire that so much.
4:49 am
mkl

can someone clue the la6,18?
4:50 am
ren8

Morning everyone
4:50 am
ConXshun

found the 8! also an english football team (plural). I am now halfway. and MUST go and do something for tonight and tomorrow.... Hope to be back later to finish off! bye all! and MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY. May your days be filled with lightness and peace
4:50 am
sprite

mkl: way to behave, change first letter. Plural is the 7.
4:50 am
chris70

some sit in sun alot is a ta****
4:50 am
Haz1558

la6/18 - an organiser missing its starting p
4:51 am
chris70

i mean ta****
4:51 am
BabbleRabble

Thanks, ConX ... have a good one
4:51 am
sprite

Darn, I love this site. Look at that, 3 hints for one word.
4:51 am
Haz1558

Bye ConX - happy Christmas!
4:51 am
mkl

thanks much
4:52 am
chris70

anyone os5/10 please
4:52 am
Haz1558

os5/10 - a cockney stocking maker (missing an h in front)
4:52 am
chris70

i have been up all nite and still have 72 more i want to go to bed
4:53 am
dezyon

os5 sounds like more australian
4:53 am
Haz1558

Go to bed! There are 19 hours left on this puzzle and you won't sleep through all of them.
4:53 am
Biltong

Hi everyone. Just popped in to wish all babblers a blessed Christmas and a peace filled 2007. See you all soon in the chat.
4:53 am
BabbleRabble

Good night, chris. Sleep well!
4:54 am
wurdygurl

try more os
4:54 am
chris70

no this is my only chance to finish no time tomorrow heck at this rate i will be asleep all tommorrow
4:54 am
dezyon

hi bittong, right back at ya
4:54 am
dezyon

nite chris
4:54 am
BabbleRabble

Thanks, Biltong and same to you.
4:54 am
wurdygurl

not os est but os***
4:54 am
ren8

Thank you Biltong, have a good one
4:54 am
Haz1558

Hello Biltong - I'm on my way to the kitchen, honestly. Hopefully see you later, if not, a good day and Happy Christmas.
4:54 am
dezyon

print licketys and do it later chris - thats wot i do wen i run out of time, gives me a nice stash for days that have only 70 words
4:55 am
chris70

i just wantto finishthe o's and r's and am having a bugger of a time
4:55 am
wurdygurl

did my clue help at all chris
4:55 am
Haz1558

Have you got the os5/10? If you put an n in front, you would be more curious.
4:56 am
chris70

ya o's r done
4:56 am
chris70

now those r's
4:57 am
Haz1558

I'll leave you to ruminate on the r words. Speaking of which, do you have cu4/7?
4:57 am
chris70

1st re 4,4
4:58 am
chris70

yep whuch one
4:58 am
chris70

which
4:58 am
dezyon

first re4 i have means actual
4:58 am
wurdygurl

cu 4/7 actors use cu* cards then past tense
4:58 am
Haz1558

The one relating to ruminants? Cows chew this
4:58 am
lynxxx

H Haz - its either what cows chew or acting on c** but past tense
4:58 am
chris70

and a cow chew it plural
4:59 am
Haz1558

I know - I was trying to clue it for Chris. Anyway, off to prepare something for the family to chew over at lunch..... Bye!
4:59 am
chris70

o i have the c's but thank u
4:59 am
lynxxx

LOL Haz - bye!
4:59 am
ren8

Bye Haz and have a good Christmas
5:00 am
dezyon

bye haz, have a great xmas
5:00 am
chris70

no then it is the second
5:00 am
chris70

i cant even see straight anymore lol
5:01 am
Frances

Bye Haz. Happy Christmas
5:02 am
herinfernallady

and im back bye haz happy christmas
5:02 am
chris70

re6/18 and one of last 2 re 4/4 are stumping me
5:02 am
JMann

good morning everyone
5:02 am
ren8

Morning JMann
5:02 am
chris70

gm
5:02 am
BabbleRabble

Hello, JMann
5:02 am
herinfernallady

morning j man and ren and anyone else i have misse
5:03 am
herinfernallady

d
5:03 am
dezyon

re6/18 = re + li4/4
5:03 am
lynxxx

re6.18 a real estate agent may re**** a property to resell again
5:03 am
chris70

and ra5/10
5:03 am
JMann

how is the grid today? yesterday's took a lot out of me, and I still didn't get everything
5:03 am
ren8

morning herin
5:03 am
herinfernallady

thanks lynx
5:03 am
herinfernallady

morning ren how are we>
5:04 am
Frances

Hi infernal
5:04 am
JMann

hello herin
5:04 am
herinfernallady

waces back
5:04 am
ren8

better than yesterday, got another cold brewing, you ok
5:04 am
lynxxx

ra5.10 last ones is plural vermin with the 4th vowel in 4th place
5:05 am
mkl

ta7,28?
5:06 am
lynxxx

Chris - the last 2 re4.4s are - to re** an apartment - and to lay to re** (a dead person)
5:06 am
herinfernallady

i am sad as my friends dog who was my favourite had to be sent on the path of the rainbow bridge as he had kidney failor
5:07 am
chris70

ymmy
5:07 am
lynxxx

ta7.28 - a fresh fish will be ta****** than an off one
5:07 am
BabbleRabble

more of one of the 5 senses, mkl
5:07 am
chris70

yummy
5:07 am
ren8

that's not good, hope you feel happier soon
5:08 am
mkl

ty :-)
5:09 am
Frances

Sorry to hear about your friends dog infernal. I am dog sitting for my son over Christmas so it will be just he and me and he will get losts of turkey - I can't eat it all!
5:09 am
chris70

no i have those two it must be 2nd 4,4
5:09 am
wurdygurl

ok this z is driving me nuts anyone clue plese
5:10 am
lynxxx

re4.4. re + 3rd vowel + plural - sorry, can't think of smart clue
5:10 am
dezyon

z= the sound of the letter pluralled
5:10 am
herinfernallady

ta i loved the fat guy he is the buhda of dogs, he sits around all day being fat i think hes part chow he looks like a fuzy teddy bear.
5:10 am
chris70

a name brand shoe ke** - the k
5:10 am
herinfernallady

Wurdy Girl have you seen pulp fiction
5:11 am
wurdygurl

yes i have seen pulp fiction
5:11 am
chris70

ty thats ok im too tired anyway for smart clues need easy ones
5:11 am
ren8

z = another word for snoring
5:11 am
wurdygurl

got it thought I had tried that a hudnred times
5:11 am
wurdygurl

thansk
5:11 am
Frances

QAm I missing something chris? I don't see a k
5:12 am
herinfernallady

I was going to Z dead baby Z dead but someone beat me to the clue
5:12 am
chris70

its a sneaker but u dont need the k replace with the z
5:13 am
chris70

need 3rd ra 4,4
5:13 am
chris70

please
5:14 am
chris70

nevermind got it
5:15 am
chris70

2nd sa4,4
5:16 am
lynxxx

you are going insa** Chris!
5:17 am
chris70

i am not going am there but i have that one
5:18 am
lynxxx

do you have - the stores go on sa** just after Xmas?
5:18 am
chris70

nope ty
5:19 am
chris70

sa6/18
5:19 am
lynxxx

the most sa4.4
5:20 am
lynxxx

or sa + what birds live in
5:20 am
chris70

r's are down u people r wonderful
5:22 am
dezyon

first an6/18 please?
5:23 am
chris70

a speed event but with a s
5:23 am
chris70

and which 6/18
5:23 am
BabbleRabble

an 6 = add a motor: **gine; and not an avenue but **reet
5:23 am
dezyon

ty vm guys
5:24 am
lynxxx

TY B.R.
5:24 am
dezyon

very weird word
5:25 am
wurdygurl

stuck at 127 going to take break and forget all a words that I know
5:25 am
Merk

la 6 and la 7 please ... assuming their connected
5:26 am
Uneaixoise

Movie: The Wedding P******
5:26 am
chris70

ne5/10's
5:26 am
lynxxx

Great clue Unea!
5:26 am
Uneaixoise

:-D
5:26 am
Merk

weird word. Thank you. Good to see you here. I forgot to say hello to everyone.
5:27 am
lynxxx

ne5.10 Be** & Ernie - plural that
5:27 am
anawaltgal

HI Merk
5:27 am
Merk

cu 6,24 and cu 7,36 please
5:28 am
Uneaixoise

I've been popping in and out--going out of town for 3 days later this morning . . . to my mom's where there's NO PC! :-)
5:28 am
dezyon

what one uses to make a perm in hair and plural merk
5:28 am
lynxxx

ne5.10 - a robbery or a he***
5:28 am
JMann

hello merk
5:28 am
Scrabbler

Good day Babblers. I have 15 minutes before I leave for the hospital to make rounds.
5:29 am
lynxxx

cu6.24 - ladies used to do their hair with rollers or cu*****
5:29 am
Uneaixoise

and another cu7/36: Cu***** events
5:29 am
dezyon

hi scrabbler and merry xmas to u
5:29 am
kthdsn

morning all
5:29 am
Scrabbler

COOL icon, JMann.
5:29 am
Uneaixoise

morning, kate
5:29 am
chris70

ty
5:29 am
lynxxx

Hi Scrabbler & Kate
5:29 am
dezyon

hi kth
5:29 am
JMann

thanks scrabbler
5:30 am
Scrabbler

Christmas Eve here--probably CHristmas Day for some of oyu.
5:30 am
Merk

Gee, I never get a perm. What does it use?
5:30 am
lshult

hi everyone
59 words to go, but no sign of the 8 ??
anyone got a clue?
5:30 am
Uneaixoise

the round things you twist the hair onto
5:30 am
dezyon

plastic rods that cu** hair merk
5:30 am
Frances

Merek things you put in your hair to make it curl. Also na winter sport
5:30 am
Merk

Oh, I get it. I was thinking the smelly solution.
5:30 am
chris70

ir6/18
5:31 am
dezyon

lol merk - sorry for the ambiguity
5:31 am
Merk

And the ar 7,28 and 8 please.
5:31 am
JMann

hello lshult
5:31 am
lynxxx

ir6.18 a sur**** situation
5:31 am
dezyon

and isnt that a funny sport too frances
5:32 am
chris70

a womens name and mans name together
5:32 am
Frances

I love watching it dezyon
5:32 am
lynxxx

ar7,28 where they store ammo guns etc
5:32 am
Uneaixoise

cache of weapons
5:32 am
lynxxx

Chris did you get the ir?
5:32 am
Merk

ty
5:33 am
dezyon

they r like chimney sweeps on acid i think frances
5:33 am
lshult

thanks for the clue lynxxx
5:33 am
chris70

no i am still thinking
5:33 am
Merk

I have the first an 6,18, but not the second, I think.
5:33 am
Merk

It must go with the an 7
5:33 am
Frances

LOL dezyon
5:34 am
Scrabbler

I don't get the ir clue, lynxxx
5:34 am
lshult

me neither
5:34 am
lynxxx

ir6.18 ir + Dali was a sur****alist painter
5:34 am
dezyon

an7 - 4 letter girls name + two letter guys name
5:34 am
Scrabbler

TY lynxxx
5:34 am
lynxxx

ir6.18 (simpler!) ir + not false
5:35 am
Uneaixoise

ir + re4/4
5:35 am
kthdsn

I don't think I'm going to do the grid today, I just stopped in for some company
5:35 am
lshult

ty
5:35 am
Merk

Do you know how many girl's names there are?
5:35 am
Frances

ir + true
5:35 am
Scrabbler

What are you plans for today Kate?
5:35 am
dezyon

i have kinda given up on the grid at 132 words kth
5:35 am
lynxxx

sorry- its getting late for me too! I had better go before Santa Claus comes! bye everyone
5:35 am
Merk

Hey, Kate. Merry Christmas then.
5:35 am
dezyon

green gables + bundy merk
5:35 am
Merk

Yours can be Merry, you know.
5:35 am
BabbleRabble

shaquille O' **** for an 6
5:36 am
chris70

ty all
5:36 am
Frances

How are you doing today kthdsn
5:36 am
kthdsn

well, he promised me he would come home from work and he's not home yet, I don't know what to think any more, I don't care for me, but the kids are wondering what the hell is going on
5:36 am
Merk

ty, that I have with that clue.
5:36 am
JMann

welcome kth
5:36 am
dezyon

oh good one babblerabble
5:36 am
ren8

Have a good one Lyn
5:37 am
Scrabbler

Just forget him and go do something fun and memorable for the girls.
5:37 am
Merk

I'm sure they are, Kate, but if you continue to be a steady influence in their lives, they will come round.
5:38 am
dezyon

BabbleRabble

an 6 = add a motor: **gine; and not an avenue but **reet
5:38 am
chris70

2nd al 5/10
5:38 am
herinfernallady

hey im back and lurcking
5:38 am
Merk

re 7. Is it re + something 5?
5:38 am
Scrabbler

You don't need to say anything about him to the girls. In time, as they get older, they will figure him out.
5:38 am
dezyon

al5 = E.T
5:38 am
Uneaixoise

al5/10 creature from another planet
5:39 am
Scrabbler

dezyon--TY for an clue--would never have monkeyed that
5:39 am
dezyon

yeah merk
5:39 am
chris70

got that one it is the next
5:39 am
Uneaixoise

re7 a person who faces facts, has no illusions
5:39 am
kthdsn

my mood is yoyoing again, I want to do something that will get me closer to leaving, but I have to concentrate on having a fun day tomorrow, something that I just don't feel like right now
5:40 am
dezyon

that was babblerabbles clue that he/she gave me scrabbler
5:40 am
chris70

anneal
5:40 am
chris70

sorrry oops
5:40 am
Uneaixoise

al5/10 leaning to one side (ship)
5:40 am
chris70

before that one
5:40 am
Yvo

Kth you know by now that promises dont mean anything to him ,just make it nice for the girls
5:40 am
Scrabbler

In spite of your feelings, make it a fun, joyful day for the girls, and I bet your mood will lift as you focus on them.
5:41 am
Scrabbler

You got it, Chris
5:41 am
Merk

ty
5:41 am
Scrabbler

Kate, you cannot control his behavior, but you can control yours, and that is what the girls need
5:41 am
kthdsn

I can't believe he's being like this, I thought I knew him, has he changed, or was I just wrong all this time, I know it doesn't even matter but I can't get it out of my head
5:42 am
chris70

i had that one it is not that one i am missing
5:42 am
Merk

si 7 and si 8 please
5:42 am
Atalante

its a circle, kate. if you can manage to smile, they will see that and enjoy themselves more, and you will then smile properly because of their enjoyment
5:42 am
dezyon

:D heading off to watch a movie while we wait for santa, merry xmas all
5:42 am
dezyon

si8 merk
5:42 am
dezyon

bye all
5:42 am
JMann

well said ata
5:43 am
Uneaixoise

merry xmas to you too!
5:43 am
Scrabbler

People's behavior tends to be consistent, so his false promises should be no surprise. He cares more about himself than you and the girls.
5:43 am
JMann

bye dezyon
5:43 am
Frances

Bye dezyon. Happy Christmas to you as
5:43 am
Scrabbler

Bye dexyon
5:43 am
kthdsn

you're right ata, I'm trying to smile
5:43 am
Merk

Bye Dez
5:44 am
Atalante

*sends up happy thoughts*
5:44 am
Merk

I mean si 6 and si 7
5:44 am
chris70

i need the one before 6/18 and after 4/4
5:44 am
Scrabbler

Kate, just say to yourself, "I am going to have a great Xmas with my girls, da** it, despite him. We are going to make things better!"
5:44 am
herinfernallady

(((((((((((((kth))))))))))))))))))))00
5:44 am
Uneaixoise

si**** Night
5:44 am
kthdsn

babble is being very slow to send my messages, I'm not ignoring anyone, just trying to keep up
5:45 am
JMann

kate - be thankful for what you do have, and make it the best that you can, and, for one day, for the girls sake, don't worry/focus on what isn't perfect
5:45 am
chris70

ithe color of such a pigment
5:45 am
JMann

not that you asked me
5:45 am
Scrabbler

Think good thoughts, Kate! Challenge the negative voice in your head!!
5:46 am
kthdsn

no jmann you're right
5:46 am
Merk

ty
5:46 am
Merk

Then to 6, 7, 6. Then I'll have my 7 words finished, I think.
5:46 am
Frances

I'm off out to do some last minute cj
5:47 am
JMann

i just thought that of what ata said, and if you can focus on making it the best you can, the girls will have a better time, and then you can take pleasure in that and put the rest aside for a while
5:47 am
Merk

Bye Frances
5:47 am
Merk

MC
5:47 am
ren8

Bye Frances have a good christmas
5:47 am
chris70

al6/18
5:47 am
JMann

bye frances
5:47 am
chris70

after the backside
5:47 am
Scrabbler

***sending happy thoughts across the Atlantic Ocean to Kate and girls***
5:48 am
Frances

I'm off out to do some last minute chores. If you're not here when I get back, I hope you and your children have a wonderful Christmas Kate.... all my good wishes to you.
5:48 am
Merk

to 6 something to do with laboring, I'm assuming
5:48 am
Merk

The one who does labor.
5:48 am
chris70

rhymes with boil
5:49 am
Uneaixoise

both al6/18s are plurals
5:49 am
kthdsn

I'm just so determined to get out of here and it feels really pointless to put that on hold for the sake of christmas, I don't even like christmas when things are going well in life grrrrrrrrrrrrr I feel so frustrated
5:49 am
Merk

Thanks for the help with the seven's. Now I'm ready to hit the grid for the shorties.
5:50 am
herinfernallady

its ok kate rember to breath
5:50 am
chris70

ok but i dont have the 5/10 either lol
5:50 am
Atalante

I'm sure, but there's absolutely nothing you can do about it on Christmas Day. So just try and sit back and relax for a day and enjoy your children
5:50 am
Scrabbler

Yes, Kate, but you must create happy memories for the girls.
5:50 am
Eva

why do you lave to wait kth?
5:50 am
ren8

Must be off, having a christmas day at my mums today as she is going on holiday, if I don't get back on tonight, hope everyone has a wonderful day tomorrow. HAPPY CHRISTMAS
5:50 am
Uneaixoise

have a wonderful Christmas, ren8!
5:51 am
anawaltgal

christmas is my favorite holiday. it is about putting others first and god only blesses you for it - want the excitment with everyone else - enjoy the time
5:51 am
chris70

i only have to al's and they are et
5:51 am
BabbleRabble

merry christmas, ren... have a wonderful time
5:51 am
herinfernallady

i have been bad this year i don't get my gift till the weekend
5:51 am
kthdsn

bye ren have a lovely day tomorrow
5:51 am
herinfernallady

Merry chrismas ren
5:51 am
chris70

any others would be helpful
5:52 am
JMann

bye ren
5:52 am
Sudokuaddict

chris there are the outer space beings or an amber al***
5:52 am
Uneaixoise

al5 and al6 bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready, wide awake
5:52 am
herinfernallady

brb
5:53 am
chris70

thank u and i am not that
5:53 am
herinfernallady

choc strewberries have my name on it and i have a tooth ache
5:53 am
Atalante

and remember that Christmas isnt about presents and commercialism *really*. when they look back, they'll remember mum smiling and spending the day playing silly games, not what presents they got or whatever
5:53 am
Uneaixoise

me either, chris, and am off for coffee, BRB
5:53 am
kthdsn

oh sod it I'm doing the grid, that might cheer me up :)
5:54 am
Atalante

good idea!
5:54 am
Eva

Kate-of course you are getting a variety of perspectives, but I wanted to repeat what someone said yesterday that children are very perceptvie, and having the adults pretend that nothing is wrong is the scariest thing of all. No reason to be fake...this is a hard time. But they are safe and loved and life will go on fine, and that's whats important for them. You don't need to act all smilely when you're not, but just let them know that things are hard right now between you and their father, but that you are okay, and that it's okay to be sad and one can still enjoy other things.
5:54 am
Scrabbler

Well said, Atalante! And on that, I must leave to see 3 hospitalized children. So be grateful for health, especially of our children in the world.
5:54 am
chris70

al4,4
5:55 am
chris70

all 3
5:55 am
chris70

al4/4
5:56 am
kthdsn

bye scrabbler, you're right, it could be a lot worse
5:56 am
Merk

My Xmas tree is al**
5:56 am
Scrabbler

Enjoy your blessings everyone! Merry Christmas!
5:56 am
Merk

Al** with lots of lights.
5:56 am
Atalante

Merry Christmas Scrabbler!
5:57 am
Eva

could someone send us some snow please?
5:57 am
kthdsn

eva I just can't bring myself to tell them anything bad
5:57 am
herinfernallady

Bye Scrabble
5:57 am
JMann

bye scrabbler - and merry christmas
5:57 am
herinfernallady

Eva you shouldnt be saying that youll get snowed in
5:57 am
herinfernallady

Happy chrissy Scrable, light and prays
5:57 am
Eva

that would be just fine herin!
5:58 am
gbm601

Hi all, Merry christmas, hope you all have a lovely day tomorrow
5:58 am
Uneaixoise

merry christmas to you too, scrabbler!
5:58 am
Scrabbler

Just tell them the truth and show them how to deal with adversity.......think about how next year will be better!
5:58 am
chris70

any other al4/4
5:58 am
chris70

alies
5:58 am
Atalante

children can only adapt to a situation if they understand it, at least at some level
5:59 am
Scrabbler

I really must go but I want to stay here.....bye.
5:59 am
Uneaixoise

al4 what you drink in a pub
5:59 am
JMann

and above all else, show them that you love them, and make them feel safe during the upheaval.
5:59 am
Sudokuaddict

one that means too al+ curvy letter + vowel
5:59 am
herinfernallady

Kate i hated it when my parents lied or hid the truth from me it best to say something age appropriate
6:00 am
chris70

ok thanks for all ur help 53 to go and i give up way too tired
6:00 am
JMann

well done though chris
6:00 am
Uneaixoise

bye for now then, chris :-)
6:00 am
gbm601

can i ask what the z4 word actually means? lol
6:00 am
herinfernallady

sad but trying to think happy thoughts
6:01 am
Eva

can someone give me the first two letters and count for the 8?
6:01 am
Uneaixoise

brit word for plural of last word in alphabet
6:01 am
chris70

i kow it is morning for most but it is now nitey nite for me thank god i dont haveto work today
6:01 am
JMann

get a good nites rest chris and merry xmas
6:02 am
BabbleRabble

Have a Merry Christmas, chris!
6:02 am
herinfernallady

sorry eva im looking blankly at the grid and struglging with 4 letters long
6:02 am
gbm601

oh, well i uk and never heard it before!! ha ha!
6:02 am
Merk

en 6 please
6:02 am
Uneaixoise

en6 to sign up for something
6:03 am
BabbleRabble

ar 8/40, a plural
6:03 am
Merk

ty
6:03 am
Merk

ar 7 and 8 at ammo dumps
6:04 am
Eva

thanks!
6:04 am
Atalante

kate, here's an example of how not telling kids can go very wrong. a friend of mine is getting divorced because her husband ran off with another man. she has a son of 8. she didnt say much to him apart from daddy isnt here right now etc. son then saw daddy walking down the street kissing his new boyfriend .... = one very very confused and unhappy son
6:06 am
kthdsn

I am going to tell them something at some point, I just can't tell them right now, I need to at least get them through christmas
6:07 am
Atalante

oh yes, I just thought of that though - someone else going through the same crap as you .... so I thought I'd share her experience
6:08 am
6a

hi eva!
6:08 am
Eva

morning 6a!
6:09 am
gbm601

sane
6:09 am
gbm601

but i am going insane!!
6:10 am
kthdsn

I had really hoped I could wait until we get to toronto to tell them, so they don't have to see the pain he's feeling about them leaving, I thought we could protect them from that at least, but now I'm not so sure
6:10 am
gbm601

just doing lunch, then off out in car to do quick present run, then back to do veg, etc, then tidy, then dinner, then tidy again then try to get kids to sleep..... what a day!
6:11 am
Atalante

but maybe in the future it'll be good for them to have at least realised that he was hurting, rather to think he just waved you all off and danced off happily
6:12 am
JMann

bye gbm - good luck with all that - and have a merry xmas
6:12 am
kthdsn

it's so impossible to know what to do, I don't want to see them heart broken
6:12 am
capemaggie

eva - are the ski areas operating without wnow
6:13 am
Uneaixoise

second st6/21?
6:13 am
Atalante

you're not going to be able to avoid them being hurt a bit, kate. you just have to be there for them to explain and reassure (my parents got divorced when I was 4 so most of this is remembrances from how I felt at the time!)
6:14 am
kthdsn

the eldest 2 have already lost one father, that tore them apart and he wasn't even worth it, James has been so wonderful to them until now, I wanted to make it as nice as possible for them, I thought I could do that, but he's ruining it
6:15 am
Eva

cape-the bigger ones are, but barely, and until about a week ago it wasn't even cold enough for artificial snow making-they'd make it and it would melt. Others, like Mad river Glen, which rely on real snow, aren't open. And so much industry around here relies on snow-plowing, etc. Also, the general warming trends are hurthing the maple sugaring. The trees aren't getting to "sleep" properly.
6:15 am
Atalante

and kids are resilent! look at them when they fall down! they cry then run off and scrrech around at breakneck speed. they are tougher than we think, I think. But that must be so hard ... I'm not trying to belittle your situation in any any way, just trying to say that kids do survive these things if they understand what's going on, at least a bit
6:15 am
Uneaixoise

second st6/21, please?
6:16 am
Merk

I got to the ra words before I realized there was an h tile up in the corner.
6:16 am
JMann

wish i could help une, but i haven't gotten to the st's yet
6:16 am
Merk

Not that far yet unea, sorry.
6:16 am
BabbleRabble

You have a big brain, Kate. Use it. First, Kate, you need to decide the priorities here. You have a husband that wants a divorce. Why is he not talking to his child (children)? He is hurting? You are concerned about him more than your children about a choice HE made?
6:16 am
capemaggie

my son and family rented a ski house for the month of February at Killington - I'm hoping there will be good skiing by then, eva.
6:17 am
Uneaixoise

thanks, merk and jmann--it's just that it's my last word--ack! will keep looking
6:17 am
Merk

I'll be there soon.
6:18 am
Eva

cape, the fact is that for the past two years anyway, the bullk of the snow has been in Feb and March, not December, so keep your fingers crossed. And there will probably be all kinds of deals to draw people back.
6:18 am
kthdsn

No babble I'm concerned about him hurting them, he told me he would be here making the last couple of weeks fun for them so they could take happy memories of a loving father, and they could have kept in touch via messenger and phone, and I thought it would minimise the pain they felt about leaving him, but he's spoiling all that by not being here with them
6:19 am
Uneaixoise

got it--fireworks!! and must go start the Christmas Eve marathon of tasks! LOL! May everyone have an excellent holiday!
6:19 am
BabbleRabble

But Kate, you can't do what he should be doing.
6:19 am
kthdsn

I know I can't control him and make him do it my way, but I just want to minimise their pain
6:19 am
capemaggie

I feel sad for the whole industry, snow plowers, ski lodges, shops, this global warming is crazy
6:19 am
Merk

What was it unea?
6:20 am
Uneaixoise

st + ra4/5
6:20 am
JMann

congrats unea
6:20 am
Merk

Merry Xmas, Unea, and ty
6:21 am
JMann

thanks unea - merry xmas
6:21 am
BabbleRabble

James' actions speak volumes. You are not protecting your children from a man that would be a father.
6:22 am
BabbleRabble

that won't
6:23 am
kthdsn

I know you're right babble but I can't make myself accept it
6:24 am
BabbleRabble

I know, Kate ... your actions are those of one that doesn't want to burn bridges... of one still hoping for a reconciliation.
6:24 am
Eva

cape-I read an amazingly astute and involved article about the real costs of global warming, and we haven't even begun to imagine it. And I see no sign that we are going to do anything about it until it is much too late-if it isn't already. But having a president who is devoted to little but supporting profits for the energy companies sure hasn't helped.
6:25 am
kthdsn

I've accepted that we won't be together, but I can't let go of my best friend, I love him
6:25 am
capemaggie

did you see al gore's movie on global warming
6:25 am
Eva

The good thing about the situation in Vermont is that people are very hardy and frugal and things never get all that good economically here anyway, so there's not too far to fall.
6:26 am
Eva

No, I haven't seen it yet. Keep waiting for a moment when it wouldn't make me too sad.
6:26 am
kthdsn

I have to let go don't I
6:26 am
BabbleRabble

Sure, and there wil be harder days ahead. Until you come to grips with his decison, you and the children will be the worse for it!!!
6:26 am
Eva

did you see it? Was it all dire, or was there also inspiration?
6:28 am
Atalante

yes you do dear *hugs* coming out of this friends should be a bonus, not a requirement. your children are the most important, if keeping him as a friend will impact negatively on them, he has to go
6:28 am
capemaggie

we rented it recently and I have respect for gore. If he had made the movie before the election, i think he would have won
6:28 am
capemaggie

the movie is a big wake up call
6:29 am
Eva

I wonder if he'll run again. Far rather have him than Hilary!
6:30 am
Eva

phantom-critters
6:30 am
kthdsn

I know that keeping his friendship would make things easier on all of us, but he's not being a friend, I don't know if I can let go of him as a friend, I hadn't bargained on having to let go completely
6:30 am
JMann

again, well said ata
6:31 am
herinfernallady

mmm hugs Kate sorry lurling about brain is like a sack full of ferets
6:31 am
JMann

yet, sometimes it's easier to completely make that break - I'm not saying you should, but if he can't be there in the way that he needs to be as their father, then, like ata said, he has to go
6:32 am
JMann

if i can use your words ata
6:33 am
Atalante

go ahead! its nice to have someone agree with me for once ;)
6:33 am
kthdsn

merry bloody christmas to me :'-(
6:34 am
Atalante

think of it this way. 2007 can only get better *wry laugh*
6:34 am
herinfernallady

kate i would like to hunt him down an put my brain ferets down his pants and bite him good and proper
6:34 am
JMann

no, it is a merry christmas to you - why? because you need to focus not on what's not working, but what you do have, and this (in the end) will show you what is really important, and who is important to you
6:35 am
Eva

back later
6:35 am
kthdsn

can someone cheer me up with a clue for the left i so I can blank a tile
6:35 am
JMann

and 2007 will be better - every bad experience that we have always gets better
6:35 am
JMann

oh, and you just used a word in your last message, if that helps
6:36 am
kthdsn

oh here he comes, looking like a sorry git
6:36 am
Atalante

ir6/18 - ir + not pretend
6:36 am
kthdsn

I'm going to go and talk to him, get some things onto my terms
6:36 am
Atalante

good idea. good luck!
6:37 am
JMann

good luck kate
6:38 am
herinfernallady

Yah go kate and tell him what for
6:39 am
zysx

just testing my excel thingy then bed...
6:39 am
Mom

Merry Christmas Eve
6:39 am
herinfernallady

Zysx hugs the family you logged off befor i had a chance to hug you lot
6:40 am
herinfernallady

oh dear im still at 65 words
6:40 am
JMann

and the same to you Mom
6:41 am
herinfernallady

Right back at you MOm, Its 20min before Christmas here
6:43 am
herinfernallady

chats gotten sow
6:43 am
herinfernallady

opps slow
6:44 am
Mom

Was catching up on the chat --
Thank you good evening Herinfernallady.
Thank you and good morning JMann
6:44 am
Mom

forgot the "and"
6:44 am
herinfernallady

That ok call me Her or Herin
6:44 am
mousey

hi babblers
6:45 am
herinfernallady

waves hello
6:45 am
Mom

okay Herin - What are your plans for Christmas?
6:45 am
Mom

Merry Christmas Eve Mousey
6:45 am
mousey

thank you
6:46 am
herinfernallady

Um trying to cheer up as my friends dog had to go to 'the rainbow bridge' tonight as he was very sick and going to my partners family, listening to mixed cds
6:46 am
BabbleRabble

Merry Christmas, mousey
6:46 am
herinfernallady

What about you mom
6:46 am
BabbleRabble

¿¿
6:46 am
Mom

This grid is more manageable in numbers - I hope the words are more "normal"
6:46 am
JMann

hello mousey
6:47 am
mousey

merry christmas to ALL!!!
6:47 am
shorty

awww thats very sad herin
6:47 am
BabbleRabble

Thanks, mousey
6:47 am
capemaggie

sorry about the dog herin
6:47 am
Mom

I am so sorry Herin. That is good to be with your friend. Enjoy the time with your partner and family
6:47 am
JMann

so sorry to hear that herin
6:47 am
herinfernallady

It is shorty but he was sick and it was a very quick thing He was like a fuzzy bear on legs. He was my fav dog even though he wasnt mine
6:48 am
Mom

We will go to my parents this evening, have Christmas with our boys in the morning and to my husband's family tomorrow night.
6:48 am
Becca Lorum

Merry Christmas everyone!! Hello!
6:48 am
shorty

awww well im glad he didnt have to suffer
6:48 am
Mom

Merry Christmas Becca
6:48 am
BabbleRabble

Thanks, Becca, and the same to you.
6:49 am
mousey

tommorrow here is gunna be wild!!
6:49 am
shorty

bbl gotta go help set stuff up
6:49 am
herinfernallady

Hey i know. He was a fir kid. At least we have our health and all our family is well so im gratefull for that.
6:49 am
Becca Lorum

I'm so excited about Christmas! I've been baking all morning - it's great
6:49 am
Mom

Bye Shorty
6:50 am
Becca Lorum

bye shorty
6:50 am
herinfernallady

SHorty he was a rescue dog.
6:50 am
mousey

bye shorty
6:50 am
shorty

awww
6:50 am
herinfernallady

Becca i have just finished choc dipped mini pudding and my hands smell like rum
6:50 am
Mom

Christmas is a wonderful time, isn't it Becca?
6:50 am
herinfernallady

SHorty if i don't see you later have a good day
6:51 am
JMann

bye shorty and hello becca
6:51 am
mousey

nice icon shorty
6:51 am
Biker

happy christmas all
6:51 am
shorty

bye mousey Merry Christmas Hon!!!!
6:51 am
JMann

same to you biker
6:51 am
shorty

thanks you too herin
6:51 am
Mom

Happy Christmas to you Biker
6:51 am
Becca Lorum

Sounds delicious Herin. I've done gingerbread , shortbread and cranberry sauce - all gifts, so I won't get any :0(
6:52 am
mousey

same to you short fry
6:52 am
BabbleRabble

Merry Christmas, shorty. Have a wonderful day
6:52 am
hydra

Hello all you pre-Christmas babblers. Have a terrific time and don't eat too much! I shall.
6:52 am
herinfernallady

Becca you know the cans of plum puddings they weigh about 12 ounzes
6:52 am
Becca Lorum

Yes, I think so
6:53 am
mousey

you dont want to do that hydra
6:53 am
BabbleRabble

Merry Christmas, hydra and biker
6:53 am
hydra

And a very merry one to you, BabbleRabble!
6:53 am
hydra

... and mousey, I always do. But never mind; I've bought 3 packets of Zantac!
6:54 am
mousey

dont eat them all
6:55 am
hydra

Not all at one, anyway!
6:55 am
Angelsong

Mornig, al, and Merry Christmas!
6:55 am
mousey

or else you will be sitting on the toilet allnight
6:55 am
hydra

I meant 'once'. BTW, did anyone else have trouble with the grid yesterday? I had to give up as it wouldn't load.
6:56 am
herinfernallady

Get one of those a tablespoon of brandy or imitation brandy blend till crumbs then fridge in a canister. Once hard roll into small balls and melt about 10 and a half ounces of nestle dark melted buds in a double boiler. Using a fork/spoon what evers easier dip into choc and put on a foil lined tray and set
6:56 am
Becca Lorum

Could I have a clue for the bottom row a's please?
6:56 am
Mom

Merry Christmas Hydra
6:56 am
herinfernallady

hey angel and hydra, is that your kitty?
6:57 am
Mom

Merry Christmas Angel
6:57 am
herinfernallady

this is my hostess gift for my partners aunt and mum tommorrow
6:57 am
mousey

sorry angel theres no al here you mean all
6:57 am
hydra

Yes, herinfernal, it's my big fat stray who is now totally tame, tho he brings in lots of dead furry presents
6:57 am
Becca Lorum

Wow, Herin - that sounds great! I would never have thought plum pud would go with chocolate
6:57 am
Mom

Yes Hydra, it wouldn't post words for some time and then it was so slow.
6:57 am
bonkler

good morning and humbug ;-)
6:57 am
BabbleRabble

aa 4/4 = add the *ong and *hort of it
6:58 am
herinfernallady

oh yer it does. Worse thing is i have brandy hands, i used imitation brandy and let it 'stew' for two days
6:58 am
hydra

Hi bonkler. Loads of snow where you are?
6:58 am
Becca Lorum

Thanks babblerabble
6:58 am
mousey

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!
6:58 am
Mom

Hi Bonkler
6:58 am
BabbleRabble

al 4/10 = awake and paying attention ... 6/18 is the plural
6:58 am
Angelsong

yes, I did mean all. it's ali. it's a little early...
6:58 am
Mom

Thanks Babble
6:59 am
herinfernallady

Hydra i love when kitties bring you furry dead presents. My partners mum used take a bit of dead fury thing and say thank you to the cat and when it wasn't looking bin it
6:59 am
bonkler

we are experiencing what seems a very protracted autumn. rain, fog and pretty much no snow.
6:59 am
Becca Lorum

Babble - any for the a on the bottom row?
7:00 am
hydra

I live near heathrow, and boy, did we hace fog! 40,000 passengers had to spend 2 nights in tents.
7:00 am
Becca Lorum

Herin, I will try to remember that recipe for next year
7:00 am
BabbleRabble

an 6/18 = a motor is an **gine; not an avenue, but a **reet
7:01 am
mousey

ttfn for now have chores to do
7:01 am
herinfernallady

We are in the middle of summer and it looking to be about 16 degrees c or 60degress
7:01 am
hydra

Where arfe you, lady?
7:01 am
Becca Lorum

bye mousey
7:01 am
herinfernallady

I am in Melbourne Oz Hyfra
7:01 am
Mom

Bye Mousey
7:01 am
herinfernallady

opps Hydra
7:01 am
herinfernallady

brb
7:02 am
BabbleRabble

an 6/18 Shaquille O' **** and plural for the an 7/28
7:02 am
hydra

Ooh! You've just reminded me. Must send e-card to friend in Melbourne
7:02 am
Becca Lorum

thanks Babble - bizarre word!
7:02 am
Mom

Keep them coming Babble, I may be able to finish :)
7:03 am
ursh

Hi all back again - babblerabble - please clue the Shaquille one again bearing in mind i am in Africa - i know he is basketball player but dont know his surname
7:03 am
JMann

Merry Christmas to those of you who just crossed over into the actual day!
7:03 am
BabbleRabble

an 5/10 = the circus big top is a t***
7:03 am
Becca Lorum

Woo hoo - half way there!
7:03 am
Mom

Hi Ursh
7:04 am
ursh

and i also know he is very wealthy
7:04 am
Becca Lorum

ursh - an + sitting on your knees
7:04 am
Mom

Way to go Becca
7:04 am
JMann

what about the American playwright Eugene O'****
7:04 am
Becca Lorum

thanks Mom :0)
7:05 am
ursh

lap???
7:05 am
JMann

actually, becca's clue was better
7:05 am
JMann

well maybe
7:05 am
Becca Lorum

like when you are praying ursh
7:06 am
Mom

The actress Patricia N***
7:06 am
Becca Lorum

but spelt differently
7:06 am
JMann

just drop the silent K at the beginning of it
7:06 am
ursh

ok ty - 2xn
7:06 am
Becca Lorum

Thanks JMann
7:06 am
JMann

no problem
7:07 am
herinfernallady

back what did i miss? Hey i can offically say MERRY CHRISTMAS
7:07 am
Mom

Merry Christmas to you
7:08 am
herinfernallady

ANd hydra you just reminded me to send an ecard to my friend
7:08 am
BabbleRabble

Merry Christmas (officially) to you, herin!
7:08 am
herinfernallady

friends
7:08 am
herinfernallady

Yep its offical im the first one here that is chrissy day
7:08 am
herinfernallady

Its bleeding cold out there beats the 29 degree night we had last week
7:08 am
JMann

merry christmas herin, and everyone else that have switched over
7:09 am
Becca Lorum

Gotta go - off to visit friends. BBL. Merry Christmas to those who've mmade it already!!
7:09 am
Mom

Bye Becca
7:09 am
ursh

Hey Herin - Happy Happy Christmas to you and yours
7:09 am
inge

Frohe Weihnacht to all
7:10 am
ursh

Strange world we live in - it is 3.10pm Sat here
7:10 am
inge

lens
7:10 am
Mom

Danke Inge - Merry Christmas
7:10 am
inge

that was my gift to all
7:10 am
herinfernallady

thanks inge but i got that one
7:10 am
herinfernallady

So Ursh your chrismas is tommorow or monday
7:10 am
P.J.

ckecking out new icon
7:11 am
P.J.

checking
7:11 am
ursh

Ooops Herin it is 3/10 on Sunday here - Christmast tomorrow (Monday)
7:12 am
JMann

thanks inge
7:12 am
ursh

Have totally lost track of days of the week
7:12 am
JMann

bye becca - enjoy your friends
7:12 am
ursh

an5/10 please anyone
7:13 am
ursh

nm found it
7:14 am
herinfernallady

ok that had me confused for a moment as i din't think earth could be 2 days behind
7:15 am
ursh

Sorry Herin - Home for the Confused for us??
7:15 am
herinfernallady

Hodog its Yogi yah, you have to check out Open Season as the bear reminds me of yogi. Pulls up a chair to sit in the home for the confused
7:16 am
herinfernallady

oh bugger i still haven't wrapped my presents
7:16 am
hydra

Better be quick, infernal
7:17 am
herinfernallady

meh got my partner a generic orange box with his gift in there. It don;t rattle so he don't know what it s
7:18 am
hydra

Must be a big gift! My partner has given me mine already - a new computer printer. I've got him a load of little things.
7:19 am
mousey

hello all
7:20 am
mousey


7:20 am
Atalante

herin, how old are you? just being nosey cos you havent got a profile!
7:20 am
herinfernallady

i got him a zippo lighter engraved with his name. Its this one http://zippocasemuseum.com/index.aspx?
tabindex=0&tabid=1&productid=225&direc
toryid=-1&ctrl=productdetails
7:20 am
herinfernallady

I am 29 years old. I know im slack i must get pro
7:20 am
mousey


at y
7:21 am
mousey

at your nosey
7:21 am
Atalante

we're all nosey round here ;)
7:21 am
mousey

exept me
7:21 am
mousey

dkncnkdnc
7:22 am
mousey

im 8
7:22 am
hydra

What a fab present.Mine wanted a plain black zippo one year. I spent ages finding one, then his mate back from France and brought four. Grrrr!
7:22 am
mousey

im 8
7:22 am
herinfernallady

its the celtic cross 20580 and i got him socks and jocks. He has bought me Roger WAters the Wall live in Berlin which i have been wanting since i was 16 when the concert was done and he is buying me new Doc Martins
7:22 am
mousey

im 8 im8
7:23 am
hydra

He's obviously a very caring person, to give you things you really want. Have a wonderful Christmas Day together.
7:24 am
herinfernallady

grr is right. I think hell love it. I always buy him 3 pressies. One personal one Practical and one nots standed
7:24 am
hydra

Anyone gor a clue for the second cu7 word?
7:24 am
mousey

wow theres like 4 people here
7:24 am
Mom

Sorry Hydra, I don
7:24 am
Mom

't
7:24 am
mousey

thats convenet
7:24 am
herinfernallady

For chrissy last year i gave him a stretchie chicken but as there is a minor in the room you figure out the meaning
7:24 am
JMann

we know your 8 mousey - so are you excited about xmas?
7:24 am
hydra

Oh well, I'll do on to the d's
7:25 am
mousey

YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
7:25 am
herinfernallady

Hydra he is very carring. Been together 3 years. We just work, its weird but we do
7:25 am
jooboz

CU7 - sounds like something you'd put in your Christmas cake. Or: present
7:25 am
NonnieLight

hydra--I don't know if the one I have is the first or second...
7:26 am
hydra

The one I have is to do with improving your hair!
7:26 am
Mom

Thank you Jooboz
7:26 am
hydra

Hello to you, Nonnie. We haven't spoken before.
7:26 am
NonnieLight

ah, ty hydra--that's the one I didn't have
7:27 am
Mom

Merry Christmas Eve Nonnie
7:27 am
NonnieLight

Hello hydra and good morning all
7:27 am
herinfernallady

Hydra i really need new shoes more than i need the Angel box set. I have to think straight this year about what i really need. I needed a new DVD player as mine is dying but my girlfriend gave me her relitively new old one as she got gven a new one and i have no work shoes
7:27 am
JMann

the hair one is the first one, the small fruit you put in your xmas cake is the second
7:27 am
NonnieLight

Thank you, Mom and the same to you and yours
7:27 am
hydra

Well, please give a clue for the one you already have, Nonnie.
7:27 am
mousey

joo your bio is what i do all day
7:28 am
BabbleRabble

cu 7 + you find out about cu 7 events on the news and by reading the paper
7:28 am
mousey

sleep and eat
7:28 am
hydra

Pity I don't live near you, infernal. I have a dvd going begging as my partner bought me a new onel
7:28 am
Mom

Thank you Nonnie
7:28 am
hydra

Babble, thanks for clue. Got it now.
7:28 am
NonnieLight

oh I thought you saw jooboz clue...small berry or present (now)
7:29 am
hydra

Must go and do some more wrapping. Have a fantastic Christmas everyone. Byeeeeeeeeeeeee!
7:29 am
mousey

know wonder im 103 pounds
7:29 am
NonnieLight

bye hydra, have a wonderful Christmas
7:29 am
mousey

bye hydra
7:29 am
herinfernallady

Oh well thanks though. I am greatful for all things and its nice to be thought of. One year my girlfriend gave me copies of music i liked and i didn't the same for her
7:29 am
herinfernallady

ave a wonderfull chrissy hydra
7:29 am
Mom

Bye Hydra - you too
7:30 am
Rlee

to the other aussies on, merry christmas, to every on else merry christmas for tomorrow
7:30 am
mousey

herin are you a boy or girl?
7:30 am
NonnieLight

Merry Christmas, Rlee
7:30 am
Mom

Thank you Rlee and Merry Christmas to you as well
7:30 am
herinfernallady

I am a girl
7:31 am
mousey

ok
7:31 am
Rlee

and she is 29 :p
7:31 am
JMann

bye hydra - good luck with the presents
7:31 am
herinfernallady

Hey rlee melbourne person here too. Merry christmas
7:32 am
herinfernallady

I am OLD
7:32 am
Rlee

your a baby
7:32 am
Rlee

and i'm not being mean in saying that
7:32 am
Mom

I agree with you Rlee
7:32 am
Mom

oh to be 29 again ...
7:33 am
Rlee

would be nice mom
7:33 am
Mom

and know what we know now
7:33 am
Alien

hi all.
7:33 am
herinfernallady

i was being silly. I am looking at the Zippo website. There is a lighter for 3and a half grand and its 18 carot gold
7:33 am
NonnieLight

hello alien
7:33 am
Rlee

morning Alien
7:33 am
Mom

Hi Alien and Merry Christmas Eve
7:33 am
herinfernallady

ITs the ALien hello, Parts of you are in the grid again
7:34 am
Mom

Oh Herin buy 2
7:34 am
Alien

yes....LOL.
7:34 am
Alien

merry christmas eve day
7:34 am
herinfernallady

when i don't have rent and bills to pay ill go pro, the next 2 months will be rice and beans
7:35 am
herinfernallady

I had someone complain to me that there $500 (aus) pen went missing, i was thinking of saying 'if you have that much to spend on a pen and you lose it stiff'
7:35 am
Mom

When our son was away at college, he ate a lot of Ramen Noodles. You could find them on sale 10 packs for $1.00
7:36 am
jean1953

good afternoon everybody and Happy Christmas Eve:)
7:36 am
Mom

Wow Herin, if I had a $500 pen, I don't think I would even use it
7:36 am
Mom

Good afternoon and Merry Christmas Eve to you as well Jean
7:37 am
NonnieLight

hello Jean and Merry Christmas
7:37 am
herinfernallady

Yep thats me, that or my partner will feed me. Hes taking me shopping on the weekend to get my pressie
7:37 am
Mom

Sounds like fun.
7:38 am
Mom

Must leave and fix breakfast. I hope to see everyone later today. Bye for now
7:38 am
jean1953

bye mom:)
7:38 am
herinfernallady

Ok mum have a good chrissy
7:38 am
NonnieLight

I have to get moving. Have a wonderful Christmas for those I won't see again. Enjoy!
7:38 am
herinfernallady

Yah i found my hippie cd
7:38 am
herinfernallady

Have a wonderful time nonnie
7:39 am
JMann

bye Mom - if I don't see you before tomorrow, Merry Xmas
7:39 am
JMann

and the same for you nonnie
7:39 am
Mom

and you as well JMann and Nonnie
7:40 am
Mom

I am trying to drag away but keep searching for just one more word ... it is pitiful.
7:40 am
herinfernallady

ITs 20 to 1 here and trying to stay awake
7:41 am
Mom

Herin you had better sleep to be rested for the day
7:41 am
herinfernallady

merr i had a 3hour nap at 5pm today
7:41 am
JMann

how many do you have left herin? Get some rest now, or wrap your presents, you'll have plenty of time later to finish
7:42 am
mattygroves

Happy Christmas Eve, everyone!
7:42 am
bethanyej

merry christmas everyone
7:42 am
Mom

Merry Christmas Eve Matty
7:42 am
jean1953

Hello mattygroves Happy Christmas Eve to you to:)
7:42 am
Mom

now .. dragging myself to the kitchen ....
7:43 am
Mom

Merry Christmas Bethanyej
7:43 am
jean1953

Hello bthanyej and merry christmas:)
7:43 am
JMann

hello matty and bethanyej
7:43 am
herinfernallady

Um im at 80 and lurking about at other web sites. I have 1 present to wrap as i shoved my partners stuff in a box which im thinking of wrapping to drive him nuts
7:45 am
JMann

put it in another box, and then wrap that, that would really drive him nuts - and heighten the suspense
7:47 am
herinfernallady

i have put a pair of jocks over the lighter and lighter fluid so he can rattle the thing alll he likes but its not going to make a noise
7:48 am
JMann

clever
7:49 am
herinfernallady

yep he opens it and theres a pair of trunks and then under that is the lighter,which to drive him nuts im thinking of wrapping
7:51 am
SirDemon

anyone got a clue for en6 18?
7:51 am
SirDemon

please?
7:52 am
herinfernallady

no sorry
7:52 am
herinfernallady

i don't have it
7:53 am
BabbleRabble

en 6 = many put the items they want to buy on a **** before going shopping
7:54 am
JMann

what you do to join the army, you EN****
7:54 am
Dax

it's someone joining the military
7:54 am
SirDemon

damn! how come I didnt notice that one? thanks BBBLE!
7:54 am
SirDemon

bABBLE, EVEN, AND THE REST TOO
7:54 am
SirDemon

I hate capslock, grrr
7:55 am
herinfernallady

thank you jman
7:55 am
JMann

i don't think now would be a good time to join
7:55 am
JMann

oh, sorry dax, thought yours was a question
7:55 am
JMann

no problem herin
7:56 am
herinfernallady

I wouldn't join as i don't like authority. i have an attitude problem. i don't take orders well
7:56 am
herinfernallady

im still drooling over the zippo website
7:57 am
SirDemon

hehe, I've already done my army time, although they keep calling me for reserve duty, blech
7:57 am
MAH

JMann -
7:57 am
JMann

don't look at it...oh, sorry, that was an order, so ignore that
7:57 am
MAH

JMann - Welcome back!
7:58 am
jean1953

got to dash lots to do hopefully bbl :)
7:58 am
JMann

MAH - I was just thinking of you, wondering if you were up yet
7:58 am
Alien

HELP.....I cant seem to find the top-left I.
7:58 am
herinfernallady

yeh see when someone tells me not do to something i useally do its a thing that gets me into trouble
7:58 am
JMann

I saw you on yesterday
7:59 am
SirDemon

Alien - something that's not real
7:59 am
MAH

I'm only just up. Not really Babbling yet. Have to get the turkey ready to be brined. How you doin.
8:00 am
Alien

OOOH--thanks
8:00 am
mattygroves

Sir Demon, I don't see it...
8:00 am
JMann

pretty good, new job is okay, hoping that I get more info about where stuff is and what I need to do, but ready for xmas. And you?
8:01 am
SirDemon

matty - not the usual way of saying it
8:01 am
mattygroves

How many letters?
8:01 am
bonkler

herinfernallady! i insist you do NOT indulge your self in hedonistic pleasures tomorrow. that's an order young lady...hehehe
8:01 am
BabbleRabble

matty, add the grid word Sir said
8:02 am
MAH

Doing OK thanks. Haven't had a chance to miss you yet. Come the next performance it will be different. Are you on tour yet?
8:02 am
herinfernallady

Mah what do you mean about brining a turkey? Bonkler i probably want as me teeth are acting up again and im too chicken to see a dentist
8:02 am
JMann

no, don't leave until the end of january
8:03 am
72 Temple Owl

hi everyone! happy christmas eve...
8:03 am
JMann

oh, and by the next show, you'll miss me - or be thankful that I'm gone, one or the other, I'm not sure really which one yet
8:03 am
ch1212

Happy Christmas Eve to you too, TO
8:04 am
herinfernallady

Happy christmas temple
8:04 am
MAH

herinfernallady - it's the best way to prepare the turkey. Makes it really moist. You put in in salty water with garlic, juniper berries and a few other ingredients and leave it for 12-24 hours.
8:04 am
72 Temple Owl

jmann- what do you do?
8:04 am
Anniebrook

happy christmas eve day everyone!
8:05 am
ch1212

And to you, anniebrook and all
8:05 am
72 Temple Owl

hi annie!
8:05 am
Alien

so, this is my first chrismas cooking. We usually go home to the parents house. I am a little nervous. What are you all making for x-mas dinner?
8:05 am
Anniebrook

hi temple and ch
8:05 am
MAH

JMann - I'll let you'. Bye everyone for now - turkey is waiting!
8:05 am
JMann

oh, basically bug MAH whenever I can, but other than that, I'm a production manager for theatre company
8:06 am
72 Temple Owl

bye mah
8:06 am
JMann

bye MAH - good luck with the turkey, and if I don't see you before tomorrow, have a happy xmas
8:06 am
Anniebrook

temple, I am feeling better today but still wiped out from all that
8:06 am
MAH

You too JMann.
8:06 am
72 Temple Owl

annie, i am so glad! it takes a while
8:07 am
bonkler

jmann what show are you taking on the road?
8:09 am
JMann

oh, its a dance piece, not a big musical, and the tour is only a couple of cities around the country
8:09 am
bethanyej

as a christmas present to myself i upgrade to pro!!!
8:10 am
ch1212

Looking good, bethanyej -- welcome to Pro!
8:10 am
herinfernallady

yah beth
8:10 am
JMann

I'm actually new to this company, so I haven't even seen the piece yet myself
8:10 am
JMann

welcome bethanye
8:10 am
BabbleRabble

Merry Christmas, bethanyej
8:10 am
bethanyej

thank you - it is definitely an addiction - but it keeps me off the streets ;)
8:10 am
72 Temple Owl

can anyone clue the 8 please?
8:11 am
bonkler

i like toouring but it is better n small doses
8:11 am
mattygroves

TO - london football team, or an armoury.
8:11 am
Anniebrook

going to look at the list
8:11 am
72 Temple Owl

hi rabble
8:11 am
mattygroves

I still can't find that I on the left...
8:12 am
JMann

what do you tour bonkler?
8:12 am
BabbleRabble

Merry Chritmas, Temple Owl
8:12 am
Anniebrook

the 8 starts with AR
8:12 am
bonkler

singer/songwriter and bit player in film and tv
8:13 am
72 Temple Owl

ty annie - got it! well everyone - will be back later to finish.
8:14 am
mattygroves

You're in Toronto, aren't you Bonkler?
8:14 am
ch1212

Matty, you know the television show about the group of strangers put in a house together, the show's title was "The **** World" .... use that word and put your left i + consonant + that word
8:14 am
JMann

ah, how's that going? Is it as tough in Canada as it is here? I've worked with a Canadian company, brought one of their shows down here, was a huge hit
8:14 am
bonkler

just west of toronto
8:15 am
72 Temple Owl

bonk, do you have a website with your songs?
8:15 am
mattygroves

Thanks ch!
8:15 am
mattygroves

Who are you really, bonkler - I'll look you up on imdb!
8:16 am
bonkler

just in the process of building a site should be a month or two, as i'm facing a steep learning curve lol. my first foray into maintaining a site
8:16 am
72 Temple Owl

well i'm sure youwill put it in your profile when you do
8:18 am
72 Temple Owl

ok - really going now - see everyone later! bye, annie!
8:18 am
ch1212

Bye TO --- peaceful Christmas if I don't see you tomorrow!
8:18 am
bonkler

who is me? imdb look for "hendrix" 2000 showtime/mgm eddie kramer. my only notable credit so far.
8:19 am
72 Temple Owl

thanks ch- i won't be here for several days
8:19 am
diem

Himari you on?
8:20 am
JMann

bye TO - have a merry xmas
8:20 am
mattygroves

http://imdb.com/name/nm0469497/ - is that you
8:20 am
bonkler

lol just a sec
8:21 am
ch1212

bonkler, are you also lised on the Canadian Indie Band website?
8:22 am
bonkler

http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0829600/
8:23 am
Anniebrook

see you later, again, merry day to all
8:23 am
ch1212

Love the "well of obscurity" quote!
8:23 am
bonkler

ch i could be, i was listed on canoe, which is sun/global's stuff
8:23 am
mattygroves

Oooh - you PLAYED Eddie Kramer - silly me! :D
8:23 am
ch1212

That's the one --- very cook.
8:24 am
ch1212

I mean very cool.
8:24 am
JMann

okay, I'm completely stuck on the SI 6/18 and 7/28 - any clues?
8:26 am
JMann

I have the SI + a small country road, SI + to borrow an item from someone else, and Indian musical instrument
8:26 am
Atalante

colour - nice red brown orange colour an dpl
8:27 am
ch1212

JMann is that 2 clues or one?
8:27 am
JMann

those were actually 3 different words
8:29 am
JMann

ah, thanks Ata - I was so close a couple of times (not that that matters at all, but its comforting to me)
8:29 am
ch1212

Okay I'm dense (:) but definitely not getting the small country road. The 4 letter L country road word won't fit with an S in front...
8:30 am
Atalante

I always forget those 2 words, JM, this time I remembered to *look* for them!
8:30 am
Atalante

si + little road
8:30 am
JMann

sorry, those clues that I gave were for SI words
8:30 am
bonkler

new album is almost done, i'll be posting songs once the site is up. thinking of making the project entirely web based. no physical cd manufacturing. save a lot of plastic. also using a rreative commons copyright, no drm, you can copy and share the songs as long as you give attribution and aren't selling them. and it will be an honour system for payment. sales pitch over. lol
8:30 am
ch1212

oh, sI, not sL.... got it.
8:31 am
ch1212

Sounds good, bonkler -- looking forward to taking a listen!
8:31 am
JMann

Ata - weren't they in yesterday's grid?
8:31 am
Atalante

think so!
8:32 am
JMann

yeah, sorry about that - si (eye)
8:32 am
movieman

greetings, everyone.......
8:32 am
JMann

hello movieman
8:32 am
ch1212

Yo movieman! (kind of feeling Rocky today -- :D
8:33 am
JMann

bonkler - sounds good - when you get it done, will you put a post in your profile so we know?
8:33 am
movieman

howsabout some clues for the i & the e on the left side, plz?
8:34 am
ch1212

movieman, tv series "The **** World" about strangers who live together.... i + consonant + that missing word for the i
8:34 am
bonkler

jmann i will definitely try and insinuate myself into everybody's branes lol
8:35 am
movieman

not sure i've heard of that tv series, ch, howsabout a different clue?
8:35 am
GraceM

ta7 anyone?
8:35 am
ch1212

i + consonant + r4
8:37 am
DS927

movieman - i+consonant+not fake
8:37 am
movieman

got it (eventually), ty all.....
8:38 am
JMann

thanks bonkler
8:39 am
harpjane

ho ho ho
8:39 am
BabbleRabble

the most of one of the 5 senses, Grace
8:39 am
JMann

hello harp
8:39 am
GraceM

thx BR!
8:39 am
herinfernallady

rright im off Merry Chrissy everyone have a good day
8:40 am
BabbleRabble

yw
8:40 am
JMann

and the same to you herin - hope your partner likes the zippo (and socks)
8:40 am
BabbleRabble

bye, herin... have a great Chrismas
8:40 am
ch1212

Merriest to you herin
8:41 am
herinfernallady

you too everyone
8:41 am
movieman

as far as the 7's go, i have ar7, cu7, ta7, & to7.....

cluez for the other 5 7's plz?
8:41 am
BabbleRabble

Merry Christmas, harpjane
8:42 am
ch1212

la6/7 combo uses a double consonant
8:42 am
ch1212

si6/7 combo is a color
8:43 am
ch1212

ho ho ho to you too harp
8:45 am
harpjane

thanks all
8:46 am
BabbleRabble

an 7/28
ar 7/28
ar 8/40
cu 7/36
cu 7/36
ls 7/28
re 7/28
si 7/28
ta 7/8
to 7/28
8:47 am
BabbleRabble

should be la 7/28
8:48 am
bonkler

missing the ta here
8:48 am
JMann

LA 7/28 is the plural of LA 6/18 = LA + double consonant + a popular (and long running) tv show about a hospital
8:48 am
ch1212

more of one of the 5 senses, bonkler... (from an earlier clue)
8:48 am
BabbleRabble

ta is more of one of the 5 senses
8:49 am
JMann

TA 7/28 = more of one of the 5 senses than something else
8:49 am
JMann

hey, great clue Babble
8:49 am
bonkler

oh good grief. trout me!
8:49 am
movieman

need the an7, the cu7 (not the things women use on their hair), & the re7 plz.....
8:50 am
harpjane

94 to go, back into the church music vortex....
8:50 am
ch1212

us too, this afternoon, harp --- enjoy!
8:50 am
JMann

RE 7/28 = someone who looks at life without always looking at the positive (or negative)
8:51 am
BabbleRabble

cu 7 = watching the news and reading the paper helps you keep cu 7 about cu 7 events
8:52 am
BabbleRabble

an 6 = Shaquille O'****, and then plural
8:52 am
movieman

that's all the 7's, ty all......
8:53 am
JMann

AN 7/28 is the plural of AN 6/18 = AN + the same consonant, + that slippery snake-like animal in the water but spelled differently
8:53 am
movieman

that bottom left e is still proving to be somewhat of a migraine-inducer, tho'......
8:54 am
movieman

forget it, just got it, lol......
8:54 am
P.J.

Hey Hey Hey,Good Morning all
8:54 am
ch1212

don't look directly at it, movieman ... :)
8:54 am
ch1212

Is that Yogi bear? Hi hodag!
8:55 am
JMann

its only used once and it's for ED + an air D*** pipe in your house
8:55 am
BabbleRabble

Merry Christmas, hodag
8:55 am
P.J.

Yep BooBoo,ch1212
8:55 am
Atalante

hi hodag
8:55 am
JMann

the last part of the ED word is also a seperate word
8:56 am
ch1212

thanks, jmann
8:56 am
JMann

yw
8:57 am
P.J.

Merry Christmas Bab Rab,hi Atalante
8:57 am
JMann

hello hodag
8:57 am
movieman

hiya, hodag.....
8:57 am
movieman

cluez for the 2nd row t plz......
8:58 am
movieman

never mind.....
8:59 am
movieman

that's twice i've done that now, asked for help then immediately found the damn words......
8:59 am
Atalante

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8:59 am
Atalante

4rf s6rry
9:00 am
Atalante

grrrrrrrrr! SORRY! that was the CAT!
9:00 am
bonkler

ata seems to have blowed up lol
9:00 am
Flask1

Hi hodag!.....how are you???
9:00 am
dan2bit

atalante - hahahah
9:00 am
bonkler

cats like 4s
9:00 am
movieman

had a feeling there was some kind of feline interfacing going on, ata......lol......
9:01 am
Atalante

this one does. little brat!!!
9:01 am
Flask1

is7/28 please?
9:02 am
Atalante

perhaps it meant happy christmas in feline
9:02 am
bethanyej

phantom work satire
9:02 am
movieman

there isn't an is 7, flask......
9:03 am
Flask1

mmm....ok, thanks movieman!!
9:03 am
sprite

Back to finish :) Hi all
9:04 am
movieman

hiya, sprite, me old dutch.....
9:04 am
Atalante

hi sprite! you just missed Silverclaw saying hi :)
9:04 am
JMann

welcome back sprite
9:04 am
Flask1

si7/28 please?
9:04 am
bonkler

back later gotta stretch my weary bones
9:04 am
sprite

hey movie ;)
9:04 am
Flask1

Hi Sprite......you ok today?
9:05 am
sprite

Silverclaw, hi back to ya, hun! Let Ata stroke you from me, you handsome.
9:05 am
movieman

flask - it's the plural of a colour with a double consonant.....
9:05 am
sprite

yeah, better than yesterday, thanks for asking :) I will give it time.
9:05 am
P.J.

Hy jman,movieman and FLASK...where have you been I missed you?
9:05 am
P.J.

Hy jman,movieman and FLASK...where have you been I missed you?
9:05 am
P.J.

Hy jman,movieman and FLASK...where have you been I missed you?

9:06 am
JMann

SI 7/28 = a color = the plural of the SI 6/18 above it = also the name of Jude Law's ex girlfriend SI**** Miller
9:06 am
Flask1

Good girl.....just you enjoy christmas with your family!
9:06 am
GraceM

L7 please?
9:06 am
mo

hodags got a stutter!
9:06 am
Atalante

and how is the poorly ear?
9:06 am
JMann

you missed us so much you typed it three times
9:06 am
Ornith

hey all. Ata! haven't seen you in ages!
9:07 am
P.J.

Hi to all I missed and FLASK where have you been, missed you.
9:07 am
movieman

luckily my cat is fast asleep on my bed, and probably will be for a few hours yet.......lol.......
9:07 am
BabbleRabble

Phantom phantom: cacaesthesia
9:07 am
Atalante

Ornith!!!!!! HI!
9:07 am
P.J.

ox sucks this morning
9:07 am
Flask1

Thanks JMann....got it!!
9:07 am
BabbleRabble

Wordox ox?
9:08 am
Flask1

How are you Hodag.......missed you....where you been???
9:08 am
GraceM

nm
9:08 am
JMann

LA 7/28 = the plural of the LA 6/18 above it = LA + double consonant + a popular tv show about a hospital emergency room
9:08 am
JMann

just when i finished typing
9:10 am
P.J.

Thats suppose to be box
9:10 am
P.J.

Thats suppose to be box

9:10 am
P.J.

Thats suppose to be box
9:10 am
Ornith

there we go, new icon
9:10 am
sprite

is there an echo in here?
9:11 am
GraceM

how about re7?
9:11 am
BabbleRabble

what echo? what echo? what echo? what echo?
9:11 am
cybernan

another clue for the sl 6/7 combo please? -- couldn't make head nor tails of the last one!
9:12 am
JMann

RE = someone who isn't a pessamist nor an optimist
9:12 am
GraceM

thx!
9:12 am
BabbleRabble

re 7 = Santa is making * **** and checking it twice ...
9:13 am
ch1212

cyber, you know the Si**** Mountains? Swap the 2 consonents in that for another 2 consonants, then plural
9:13 am
P.J.

I was sick for a while,then had to finish up for Christmas. Last noght was interesting I had to smak two people along the head with a wet fish!!
9:13 am
GraceM

that person is also sa6/18!
9:13 am
ursh

Hello all back again for 27 - please clue en
9:13 am
Ornith

nan, it's si, not sL
9:13 am
ch1212

en + Santa's making a **** and checking it twice
9:14 am
TrickyRic

hi all
9:14 am
sprite

Hi Ric
9:14 am
cybernan

thank you --- thought I was looking for an sl not an si!
9:14 am
BabbleRabble

Hello, Ric. Merry Christmas
9:14 am
Ornith

I was too for a while nan
9:15 am
GraceM

Fireworks!
9:15 am
TrickyRic

merry christmas babble
9:15 am
ch1212

Grace, congrats!!
9:15 am
P.J.

hi Ric and ursh
9:15 am
Ornith

grats grace! and hi ric
9:15 am
BabbleRabble

Congratulations, Grace!
9:16 am
Atalante

did you hodag? that must have been unpleasant
9:16 am
sprite

yeah Grace!
9:16 am
JMann

good job grace - i'm right behind you - have 3 left
9:16 am
Flask1

anyone we know Hodag???
9:16 am
Ornith

hodag, did you do the Fish Schlapping Dance? :P
9:16 am
GraceM

thx all! Happy Holidays!
9:16 am
JMann

the same to you grace, thanks
9:17 am
ursh

ty silly to miss that en ch1212
9:17 am
Flask1

well done Grace....merry xmas!
9:17 am
cybernan

family is getting up --- bbl maybe :)
9:18 am
periwinkle

clue for the ar8 please, Hi everyone
9:18 am
ch1212

later, cy
9:18 am
Ornith

hi peri
9:18 am
movieman

weapons plural, peri......
9:18 am
Dorens

good morning
9:18 am
bubba218

ar8, the plural of where they keep guns and ammo
9:18 am
ch1212

peri, if you have a lot of weapons, you could call it an ar7, then plural
9:19 am
Flask1

Hi Dorens!
9:19 am
JMann

AR 8/40 is the plural of the AR 7/28 = a place where you store guns
9:19 am
sprite

hi Dorens
9:19 am
Ornith

thanks all, I needed that 8 too
9:19 am
BabbleRabble

Good morning and Merry Christmas, Dorens
9:19 am
JMann

good morning dorens
9:19 am
ursh

ar7 - famous english soccer team
9:19 am
periwinkle

thanks, not sure how to spell the ar7 and ar7 but will keep looking
9:20 am
Dorens

starts with british way of saying your bottom, peri
9:20 am
sprite

subtle and correct :)
9:21 am
Dorens

and of course, that would be ar 4/4 (don't mind me..i'm a bit slow today and just waking up)
9:21 am
movieman

there seems to be two "bottom" words in today's grid.....
9:23 am
periwinkle

thanks Dorens, got it with your clue
9:23 am
Dorens

yw- merry christmas peri
9:23 am
periwinkle

same to you Dorens
9:24 am
periwinkle

help with ta7 and to7 please
9:24 am
BabbleRabble

Dorens has an ar 7 of clues
9:24 am
Ornith

oh, there's a good one for today. si6 night, holy night...
9:25 am
Dorens

Sprite how is your christmas weather this year... not as warm as ours I ihope
9:25 am
Dorens

cool, ornith
9:25 am
sprite

It is a bit cold, but nothing even remotely Christmaslike, Doresn
9:25 am
Smiley23_47393

hi all
9:25 am
sprite

Sorry, I mean Dorens
9:25 am
sprite

Hi Smiley
9:26 am
movieman

welcome, smiley......
9:26 am
ursh

lots of distractions here - leg of lamb of Weber to cool for cold lunch tomorrow
9:26 am
Ornith

hi smiley
9:26 am
ursh

*on Weber
9:26 am
BabbleRabble

hello and Merry Christmas, smiley
9:26 am
Dorens

no prob....i answer to almost anything. I was in Amsterdam last April for the first time and I fell in love with it.. they said the tullips and other flowers were late cause the winter had been so harsh...
9:26 am
Dorens

hi smiley
9:27 am
sprite

Winter wasn't exceptionally harsh, but it was very late last year. Guess that was the reason!
9:27 am
JMann

fireworks!
9:27 am
Dorens

must be so... still, I loved your country and hope to return someday
9:27 am
Dorens

hooray for jmann
9:27 am
BabbleRabble

Congratulations, JMann
9:27 am
sprite

Yeah, JMann!
9:28 am
periwinkle

have the ta7 , need help with to7 please
9:28 am
Ornith

peri, to7 people who work hard
9:28 am
ursh

wtg JMann
9:28 am
JMann

thanks everyone
9:28 am
Ornith

now you clue me the ta7 :)
9:28 am
periwinkle

NM
9:28 am
sprite

If you do, let me know and we can have a drink together, Dorens :)
9:28 am
BabbleRabble

to 6 = a hard worker; the nplural
9:29 am
periwinkle

Ornith, think of one of your senses and extend that
9:29 am
sprite

Is your Xmas dinner going to be even Ta7 than mine, Ornith?
9:29 am
JMann

TA 7/28 = more of one of the 5 senses than something else
9:29 am
Dorens

i imost certainly will...if we're still babbling in a couple of years :)
9:29 am
Ornith

ah, ty... tried to put in the the sense itself and couldn't
9:29 am
JMann

My pie is TA***** than your pie
9:30 am
periwinkle

lookinf for the last 7 a cu7 have the one that cu***** events
9:30 am
Ornith

and sprite, that depends, do you like chinese food? lol, I live in a studio apartment with just a cat, so I'm not really doing christmas dinner
9:30 am
sprite

If this site gets any slower, I think the words will disappear from my list.
9:31 am
sprite

I love chinese food :)
9:31 am
ch1212

peri, some women cu** their hair with these...
9:31 am
sprite

peri, if you put them in your hair, you won't have straight hair anymore.
9:32 am
periwinkle

thanks sprite, just found it right before your clue
9:32 am
sprite

tsssssss
9:32 am
Ornith

thanks sprite and peri, that's all the 7's now for me :)
9:33 am
mattygroves

I'm missing two 7s. I have the AR7 (and its eight), the cu7 x 2, LA7, Si7/28, ta7 and tu7...
9:33 am
JMann

anyone need any clues before I go?
9:34 am
ch1212

matty you want the an6/7 combo = uses double con
9:34 am
JMann

AR 7 = where you keep your guns and ammo (and it's plural)
9:34 am
sprite

Re7 and To7
9:35 am
mattygroves

Ihave the to...but not a tu (typing error)
9:35 am
speedfreak

can I have help with the la7 and si7 thank you!!!
9:35 am
JMann

CU 7/36 = what women put in their hair to make it less straight
9:35 am
mo

matty...tu7?...is yours a different grid?
9:35 am
JMann

CU 7/36 = read the paper today and you will be up to date on CU***** events
9:36 am
ch1212

la + double consonant + poular tv show about hospital emergency place ... then plural
9:36 am
sprite

There is An7 too, matty
9:36 am
Ornith

matty, an6-7 strenghten by heating and cooling
9:36 am
Ornith

si6-7 a yellow-brown color, often "burnt si6"
9:37 am
mattygroves

No TU - that was just a mistake...
9:37 am
JMann

LA 7/28 = plural of the LA 6/18 = LA + a double consonant + a hospital emergency room is also called an **
9:37 am
sprite

et tu, brute
9:37 am
mattygroves

I now have the an, looking for the RE
9:37 am
mo

LOL....thought so!!!
9:38 am
Dorens

matty, take off your rosecolored glasses
9:38 am
JMann

TA 7/28 = more of one of the 5 senses than something else = My pie is TA***** than your pie
9:38 am
Ornith

matty, someone gave a great clue for the re earlier... re+ santa's making * **** and he's checking it twice
9:39 am
mattygroves

Thanks Ornith - that was a great clue!
9:39 am
inge

tis the season to be jolly, Fireworks are my folly!
9:40 am
Ornith

grats inge
9:40 am
JMann

RE 7/28 = someone who isn't a pessimist or an optimist = they live in the RE** world (RE 4/4 right above it)
9:40 am
JMann

congrats inge
9:40 am
Dorens

yay inge (i think?)
9:40 am
inge

yes, Dorens, I got to the end at last
9:41 am
JMann

RE 7/28 can also be clued as RE + the first vowel + before going to the grocery store you make a shopping **** of what you need
9:41 am
Dorens

well- i'm half way there and need to do some things...be back later
9:42 am
JMann

si 7 = the plural of the si right above it = a color
9:43 am
JMann

TO 7/28 is plural of the TO 6/18 right above it (are you sensing a theme here - there are many plurals) = people who work hard
9:44 am
mattygroves

Got al lthe sevens now! Onward (79 to go)
9:44 am
JMann

all of the TO words build on the first TO 4/4 = meaning to work
9:44 am
inge

Now I need a break, will come back to clue, since I snitcked so many of your clues this morning. Bye
9:44 am
speedfreak

Well with everyones help that was the fastest 9 seven letter words Thank you
9:45 am
JMann

bye inge - and if i dont see you later today, have a very merry xmas
9:45 am
sprite

Fireworks. Have to be off, to all I wish loads of Light and Peace, good food and loving company.
9:45 am
Ornith

grats sprite, happy holidays!
9:45 am
ch1212

Peace and Gentle Days to you, Sprite, especially tomorrow!
9:45 am
periwinkle

bye sprite and the same to you
9:45 am
Atalante

bye Sprite! Happy Christmas dear!
9:45 am
JMann

okay, I think i'm off - i think that was all of the 7 & 8 letter words
9:46 am
ch1212

Merry Christmas, JMann
9:46 am
JMann

good luck everyone, and have a very Merry Christmas tomorrow (or today for some of you)
9:47 am
JMann

thanks ch1212
9:48 am
Ornith

clue for the left-side i please? that'll finish off all those little ones and twos for me
9:49 am
KMS

hi all, clue for the sl5,10 pls.
9:49 am
ARB

Shalom Everyone
9:50 am
Flask1

and to you JMann......have a good one...xx
9:50 am
Ornith

hi arb
9:50 am
Flask1

Shalom ARB
9:50 am
ch1212

SORRY, I mean the first AN 6/18
9:50 am
Ornith

happy slightly belated hannukah, arb
9:51 am
Ornith

KMS, more cunning
9:51 am
ch1212

That is, could I have a clue please for the first an6?
9:52 am
JMann

IR 6/18 = IR + living in the **** world
9:52 am
ursh

re6/18 please anyone
9:52 am
KMS

txs ornith!
9:52 am
ch1212

re + Santa's checking it twice
9:52 am
Merk

si 7 please
9:52 am
Ornith

ch1212, I only have the an6-7 combo, is that the one you need?
9:53 am
Ornith

merk, si7, pl si6 a brownish color (usually with "burnt")
9:53 am
Merk

si 6, I mean. I have the first si 6 and 7
9:53 am
ch1212

no, but thanks, ornith... it''s the an6/18 first one, followed by a an5/10
9:53 am
ursh

ty ch - that word is hiding from me today
9:53 am
Ornith

merk, si6 night, holy night
9:54 am
Merk

I thought that but could not make it. I'd better look again. Thanks.
9:57 am
ch1212

okay.... no response yet on the first an6/18 clue request... how about the an5/10 that follows it?
9:57 am
ursh

an6 = an+what you do in church
9:58 am
ursh

bent knee
9:58 am
ch1212

I have the an + bent knee 6/18....looking for the very first an6/18
9:59 am
ursh

a+re4/4
9:59 am
Ornith

thanks ursh!
9:59 am
mattygroves

Well, I've made my starter for tomorrow (smoked mackerel pate) and my homemade apple and cranberry sauce. Yum
9:59 am
ch1212

wow, mattygroves...we're coming to YOUR house for Christmas! :D
10:01 am
ursh

an= **list in the army + short for another way of saying road
10:02 am
ch1212

Thanks ursh!!
10:02 am
Ornith

thanks again ursh... that's an obscure one!
10:02 am
mattygroves

The cranberry sauce is VERY easy to make. Take a pound of fresh cranberries, 2 or 3 apples (depending on the size), a cup and a half of sugar and bung it in a pan. Cook covered on medium heat until the lid is hot to the touch. Turn the heat down to low and simmer until done (until it looks like cranberry sauce, if you see what I mean) - that takes around 12 - 20 minutes.
10:02 am
ursh

last re5/10 please - i hate re words!!
10:02 am
Atalante

and the army word is there too ;)
10:03 am
bubba218

re5 having to do with kidneys
10:03 am
ursh

ty bubba
10:03 am
ch1212

Thank you matty! My beloved is reading this too and so now he has the recipe and can try it out! I just discovered FRESH cranberries thanks to him, and now would not ever touch the canned junk
10:03 am
bubba218

yw
10:04 am
Ornith

ah, the an5/10 right after that 6 is the same word with a snaky letter removed
10:04 am
mattygroves

Peel, core and dice the apples, CH, just in case you hadn't worked that bit out ;)
10:05 am
Smiley23_47393

we all ready for christmas
10:06 am
ch1212

She went into the other room, but I will give it a try today. I am planning on fixing roast pork stuffed with cranberries, but this sounds like a better accent.
10:07 am
M.P.

Would someone please give me a clue like (example, i know this one) you might put your house up for **n*
10:07 am
ch1212

Thanks, Ornith - got it!

Matty, I'm back and I see my beloved answered you. He's the main chef in our household :)
10:08 am
Ornith

ok, got my 100 words and all slow, so going to head off... maybe back later. Merry Christmas all! and Ata, you never did respond to that email I sent you ages ago
10:08 am
ch1212

Happy Christmas, Ornith ...

M.P. which ones do you want a clue for?
10:08 am
Atalante

I know *HUGE blush* actually I found it yesterday - my email is a nightmare, Im getting so much spam I'm finding it really hard to keep track of proper emails
10:08 am
mattygroves

Glad I could help - my mum gave me the recipe, and I'm sure it's the best in the world. Oh - one more thing - after the sauce is cooked down, add a half tsp cinnamon, and an eighth of a teaspoon allspice and ground clove.
10:09 am
Biker

hey smiley nice rainbow flag
10:09 am
rachmouse

a question - would upgrading to Pro make lickety's page upload automatically? :-)
10:09 am
Atalante

I will after Christmas. Am going on a huge email organisation thing
10:09 am
Ornith

Ata, I can send you a gmail invite if you like
10:09 am
rachmouse

and matty - I love the song matty groves
10:09 am
ch1212

ooo, sounds great Matty -- can't wait!

No, rachmouse, it won't make any difference
10:09 am
Atalante

oh would you? thank you!
10:10 am
M.P.

I want all sorts of clues ... really anything I don't really care which ones I only have 13 words and sorry I don't know which they are
10:10 am
Ornith

no problem, I'll go do that now before I forget
10:10 am
Ornith

see you all!
10:10 am
Atalante

I could do with starting over again with a new email!
10:10 am
M.P.

I don't understand Lickety's that's why I could not tell you, sorry ... Lickety's confuses me
10:10 am
ch1212

M.P.: The movie E.T. was about an al*** who landed on earth (and make it plural too)
10:11 am
Ornith

sent it, ata. the spam sorter is really good too :)
10:11 am
M.P.

Thank you, got it now!
10:11 am
Atalante

ty ty!
10:11 am
Ornith

ok, now really bye!
10:12 am
ch1212

Russell Crowe's movie had Gladiators fighting in the ar*** (and plural).

Sometimes I st*** at good looking strangers, especially when I play my si*** like Ravi Shankar, and gaze up at a st**
10:13 am
pabtrek

ch lol
10:14 am
ursh

sl5/10 please anyone
10:14 am
bubba218

sl5 more sneeky
10:15 am
ch1212

sl + me + 2nd vowel + consonant
10:15 am
M.P.

Got all -2 (Russel one and si*** one) can you use them in a different context please don't see that many movies
10:17 am
mattygroves

Can anyone clue the second an5/10?
10:17 am
Haz1558

Is that the leaning one Matty?
10:17 am
M.P.

Got Russel one
10:17 am
ch1212

I had a hard time with that one too, matty.... if you have the an6/18 right before it, remove the plural letter
10:17 am
mattygroves

Huh Haz?
10:18 am
Haz1558

Obviously not!
10:18 am
ch1212

oh sorry, you said SECOND one... that is an + major city abbrev in California, plus plural letter
10:18 am
mattygroves

I have that one ch - I need the one after it, the one before an + alt spelling of being on one's knees....
10:19 am
M.P.

Okay bye everybody
10:19 am
ch1212

bye Mp!!
10:19 am
mattygroves

Thanks! Cheers....
10:20 am
ypsigirl

Good Morning everyone!
10:20 am
ch1212

I'm out of here too.... Peace, Light and Love be yours everyone --- whatever winter holidays touch your hearts.
10:26 am
ursh

Fireworks here - ty all for good clues and a Happy and Peaceful Christmas to all
10:28 am
mattygroves

Congrats Ursh - and see ya later CH
10:30 am
ursh

Clues for anyone before I go
10:30 am
mattygroves

Evening YPS!
10:30 am
mattygroves

Ed5/16, ursh?
10:31 am
mattygroves

Never mind - got it!
10:31 am
ypsigirl

looks like people are either deep in the grid - or more likely - off doing holiday things. I have to run too. Evening!
10:31 am
ursh

e+du4/7 if you have it
10:32 am
ursh

ok im gone. bye y'all
10:34 am
Haz1558

Bye ursh!
10:36 am
Atalante

is the bottom L something obscure or really obvious?
10:37 am
Haz1558

I don't know, but probably obscure if you don't have it.
10:37 am
Atalante

not necessarily :)
10:38 am
Haz1558

Just found it - le4/4 - old fasnioned loyalty
10:38 am
pabtrek

another worth for path
10:38 am
Atalante

grrrr i tried everything but that! ty!
10:42 am
Haz1558

So the moral of the story is - try absolutely everything.
10:42 am
Atalante

I thought I had LOL
10:43 am
Haz1558

Atalante - we have the emergency line today. One character rang up looking for a large veterinary syringe to assist in beer making.....
10:43 am
Atalante

LOL!! That's fabulous
10:44 am
Atalante

did you oblige??
10:45 am
Haz1558

I suggested that the vets maybe wouldn't appreciate opening up the surgery to supply syringes on a Sunday, but to speak to local farmers and sterilise what they have.
10:45 am
Haz1558

He was quite pleasant about it so there was no problem.
10:46 am
Atalante

good answer!
10:46 am
Atalante

isnt it a bit late to be *making* beer right now?
10:46 am
Haz1558

You learn to think on your feet in this business!
10:47 am
Haz1558

Maybe it's for next Christmas. I just hope to goodness it's not 'wee still' or poteen. That stuff is lethal....
10:48 am
Atalante

yes .... desperately!
10:48 am
lizmac

I'm in a real fix here, I appear to have all the 7s that are on Lickety's list, but still have one to go according to Babble ! Have I missed something here?
10:49 am
Anniebrook

liz, there are 9 sevens
10:49 am
Haz1558

The stock answer is usually to refresh, lizmac (boring, I know)
10:49 am
sherb

greetings Babblers :)
10:49 am
smooth_pappa

fireworks
10:49 am
Anniebrook

congrats to smooth and hi to sherb
10:49 am
evanonut

tomorrow is christmas, it's practically here!
10:49 am
oldhousejunky

YAH smooth !!!!
10:49 am
mattygroves

Congrats pappa
10:49 am
Haz1558

Well done, smooth and hello sherb!
10:50 am
smooth_pappa

thaynk you guys
10:50 am
Anniebrook

merry christmas, nutsly
10:50 am
Anniebrook

*nutsy
10:50 am
evanonut

heyeyeyeyeyey annerooosky
10:51 am
lizmac

I have an7,ar7,cu7x2,re7,la7,si7 &ta7.....what's missing?
10:51 am
Atalante

to7
10:51 am
mattygroves

LE6/21 anyone?
10:52 am
Atalante

shaped like a little veggie thing you make soup from
10:52 am
mattygroves

Never mind - got it (great clue, though, Ata!)
10:52 am
smooth_pappa

hey nutty!
10:53 am
chic

Hi All! How was the party Nutty?
10:53 am
Atalante

did you know ancient historians used to think that the Pyramids were made of those little veggie things!
10:53 am
evanonut

i can't figure out how to get my dads gift to his house
10:53 am
Haz1558

And they're not?
10:53 am
sherb

parsnips?
10:53 am
mattygroves

That sounds like the start of a bad joke....
10:54 am
evanonut

good party chix, played mad gab until late.
10:54 am
Angelsong

Fireworks. Merry Christmas to all. See you tomorrow...
10:54 am
chic

is that like a present exchange thing?
10:54 am
lizmac

Got it, it's an AN7....any clues for it as I've sweated blood over this?
10:54 am
Atalante

apparently not!
10:54 am
evanonut

we exchanged ornaments, then mad gab is a game
10:55 am
inge

hellloooo nutsy! What are you doing in Antartica? Truying to delay the jolly old elf by teasing him?
10:55 am
lizmac

NM.... GOT IT AT LAST....operater error!!!!
10:55 am
evanonut

mad gab, read this aloud "ask rude arrive her" - now what does it say?
10:56 am
evanonut

or more like, what does it SOUND like
10:56 am
Haz1558

And I hate to say it but the lambing season has started.....
10:56 am
sherb

a screwdriver...
10:56 am
evanonut

yayayaya sherb!!!!
10:56 am
lizmac

Now the other 73 lol!!
10:57 am
sherb

anything to do with cocktails, that's me...
10:57 am
chic

sounds like fun; we watched "The devil wore Prada" last nite. that was cute...
10:57 am
evanonut

ha ha ha...well i'm off to figure out how to tie a plane with a 6 foot wingspan onto the truck
10:58 am
oldhousejunky

good luck evan - tie the truck to the plane and fly it instead --
10:59 am
Haz1558

Babblers are usually full of good advice, but the chat log is stragely silent on helpful hints for evanonut....
10:59 am
chic

Later, Nutty!
10:59 am
evanonut

true haz....true
10:59 am
renfield

nut perplexed the perplexed
10:59 am
Atalante

nut - take 1 vetinerary syringe, preferably sterilised and ......
11:00 am
evanonut

ha ha ha....hubby is so cute, he thought we'd put it in the focus.
11:00 am
mattygroves

Fly it there, Evan!
11:00 am
renfield

nut - tie a rope to it and tie it to the truck and pull it like a kite
11:00 am
evanonut

RENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNIE, hiding out for me to depart eh?
11:00 am
Haz1558

Drink plenty of poteen and you could carry it on your own back.
11:01 am
evanonut

light as a feather, fraid it actually will take off
11:01 am
chic

Heya Ren!
11:01 am
renfield

no way - i was heating up some tomato soup
11:01 am
sherb

hey rennie !! :D
11:01 am
renfield

hey ya sherb! merry christmas!
11:02 am
renfield

hey chic!!!
11:02 am
lizmac

any clues for the U4/6?
11:02 am
Atalante

wee wee acid
11:02 am
oldhousejunky

good clue ata
11:02 am
renfield

thanks haz!
11:02 am
lizmac

TY. Great clue.
11:03 am
Atalante

just keeping the tone lowered!
11:03 am
renfield

thanks ata i mean...
11:03 am
pam

hi, all!
11:03 am
renfield

hey ya pam!
11:04 am
caitlyn

Afternoon all...Just popping in to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Heathy New year
11:04 am
chic

what time did the flip actually happen last nite? I gave up after an hour...
11:04 am
hydra

sa6/18 clue anyone?
11:04 am
pam

Has anyone heard from kth? Is she making her move to Canada soon?
11:04 am
Atalante

you needed to refresh to get it, chic
11:04 am
renfield

you had to refresh chic to get the new grid
11:04 am
pam

Thanks, Cait, right back at you!
11:05 am
sherb

hi pam and caitlyn :)
11:05 am
hydra

I gave up last night as well. I kept logging off and logging on but it wouldn't work
11:05 am
chic

Ah! stranger things have happened, I'm sure....
11:05 am
BabbleRabble

sa 6 = the most mentally stable
11:05 am
pam

hi, sherb and renfield and all
11:05 am
renfield

hey cait! merry christmas to you!
11:06 am
Haz1558

pam - things are not moving very quickly for kth.
11:06 am
Atalante

hi cait!
11:06 am
renfield

thanks rab!
11:06 am
hydra

Thanks for clue, BabbleRabble
11:06 am
pam

Is she okay, haz? I had a rough work weeks so did not get on at all...
11:07 am
Haz1558

She is not great to say the least.
11:07 am
BabbleRabble

Yw and happy holidays to all
11:07 am
pam

My heart aches for her
11:08 am
caitlyn

Happy holidays to you BabbleRabble
11:08 am
BabbleRabble

Kate was on earlier today and presently is speaking with James.
11:09 am
caitlyn

Oh no..visitors again bbl
11:09 am
pam

babblerabble--is jamesher husband?
11:09 am
renfield

later cait
11:09 am
BabbleRabble

Yep
11:09 am
Haz1558

There's caitlyn showing the true spirit of Christmas hospitality....
11:10 am
pam

Well, I hope it is civil... and that she can do what she needs to do...
11:11 am
smooth_pappa

hi rabble, pam, haz, ren, and anyone else who came in while i was away
11:11 am
pam

hi, smooth!
11:11 am
BabbleRabble

Happy holidays, smooth_pappa
11:11 am
renfield

hey ya smooth!
11:11 am
Haz1558

Hello smooth!
11:12 am
smooth_pappa

thank you rabble to you as well
11:13 am
fit1

I am missing the last si6/18. I have the one with the plural and the chemical one. Any help on the last one?
11:13 am
Flask1

cu6/24 please?
11:13 am
Atalante

si**** night, holy night
11:13 am
Haz1558

It goes with 'night' in the carol, fit.
11:13 am
smooth_pappa

ST + large rodent+ stick vowel, fit
11:13 am
Katydid0615

cu 6/24 what you put in your hair.
11:14 am
fit1

oh my goodness, smooth. Right in front of my face on this holiday. :) Oh well, I never said I was right. Thanks, and happy holidays to all
11:14 am
smooth_pappa

I'm sorry fit, I thought that was ST... not SI. lol
11:14 am
Flask1

stupid fool that I am!
11:14 am
renfield

thanks katy!!
11:14 am
Flask1

thanks Katy!
11:14 am
hurshy

oh flask, that is rather extreme
11:14 am
Katydid0615

yw
11:14 am
smooth_pappa

wow! tons of good cheer right now. ;)
11:15 am
Katydid0615

don't forget to plural it.
11:15 am
renfield

thanks haz and ata
11:15 am
hurshy

i am back for my last 11 that i was too tired to find!
11:15 am
vpchat

si 6/18 - the one after the colors, and before the quiet?
11:15 am
Flask1

not really Hurshy.....when I had all the others!!...lolol
11:15 am
fit1

ok smooth, I guess I should be thanking Atalante. But happy holidays anyway Smooth. LOL
11:15 am
Haz1558

si plus a road for lovers (si6/18)
11:16 am
hurshy

my last 10 now! what luck!
11:16 am
vpchat

thanks haz - that gave me fireworks :)
11:16 am
BabbleRabble

Congratulations, vpchat!
11:17 am
smooth_pappa

ahhh... I love this music... My cd player happend to find it's way to my copy of mozart's Requiem Mass.... Beautiful!
11:17 am
smooth_pappa

good job vp
11:17 am
hurshy

aw, gowron's gone?
11:17 am
renfield

yayayyaya vp!!!!
11:17 am
pam

Hi, Hurshy!
11:18 am
hurshy

hello pam
11:19 am
wurdygurl

morning everyone
11:19 am
hurshy

oh so i wanted to know, and nobody knew at the flip, there aren't any ae words, are there?
11:19 am
pam

morning, wurdy
11:19 am
renfield

hey ya wurdy!
11:20 am
Sudokuaddict

no ae's
11:20 am
wurdygurl

no ae words as far as i know...I am personally having a tug of words over the a in the second from the last column
11:20 am
smooth_pappa

nope hurshy
11:20 am
hurshy

ok
11:20 am
hurshy

yeah i need 3 from there wurdy and am quite mystified
11:21 am
hurshy

oh wait you said second from last COLUMN
11:21 am
wurdygurl

I am talking about the one with only two
11:21 am
hurshy

those are an6 and 7
11:22 am
hurshy

oh there's an A!
11:22 am
wurdygurl

thank you very much those have been driving me nuts
11:22 am
hurshy

no prob :)
11:24 am
mattygroves

I'm struggling with the NE5/10s - both of them...can anyone pass me a fish and a hint
11:25 am
hurshy

rhymes with bank robbery caper
11:25 am
hurshy

and i know the other as a card game but... dunno if that's just me... it rhymes with a brand of breath mints
11:25 am
mattygroves

Got that one now, hurshy - thanks - looking for 'tother.
11:25 am
BabbleRabble

ne 5 is gr*** for thought
11:25 am
mattygroves

Now have both - thanks hurshy!
11:27 am
Haz1558

Time for me to get back to the kitchen - have a good day all.
11:27 am
wurdygurl

caper - Maybe I am dense this morn with kids up my butt and all...but more please
11:28 am
wurdygurl

got it never mind
11:29 am
wurdygurl

come on! astro is not accepted...what would george and jane say? not to mention elroy???
11:29 am
Flask1

can I get help with the 2 x ne 5's......don't understand Hurshys clues
11:30 am
Flask1

sorry Hursh!
11:30 am
hurshy

it doesn't connect anyway wurdy...
11:30 am
sherb

bye Haz :)
11:30 am
wurdygurl

just figured that ou too...maybe i am to groggy to chat...you guys should give me the equivilant of a dui....a twt
11:31 am
BabbleRabble

na 5 = Santa is making a l*** and checking it twice ...
11:31 am
wurdygurl

typing while tired
11:32 am
hurshy

lol
11:32 am
hurshy

oh flask, you don't have to apologize, you silly!
11:32 am
Flask1

who is that clue for?
11:32 am
hurshy

brabble clue for you, meant ne5
11:33 am
Flask1

cheers Hurshy!
11:33 am
BabbleRabble

ne 5 = add mail carriers have separate *ou*e*
11:34 am
sherb

grr... I always forget that one...
11:34 am
Flask1

well I have managed the first one.....but the second is totally obscure to me!
11:35 am
Flask1

the clue I mean
11:35 am
wurdygurl

anyone have any suggestions for the l in the midle column
11:35 am
Frances

sherb I love your icon - the most beautiful plane that ever flew.
11:36 am
sherb

Flask - sounds like computer geeks...
11:36 am
Flask1

got it!!!!!!!!!1
11:36 am
Flask1

thanks!
11:37 am
sherb

thanks Frances... she's incredible isn't she...
11:37 am
Frances

Wonderful sherb. Did you ever fly in her?
11:37 am
BabbleRabble

Captain Wedderburn’s CourtshipTHE laird of Bristoll’s daughter was in the woods walking,
And by came Captain Wetherbourn, a servant to the king;
And he said to his livery man, Wer’t not against the law,
I would tak her to mine ain bed, and lay her ne5/10 the wa.
11:38 am
pam

bbl
11:39 am
lizmac

OS5/10 anyone?
11:39 am
BabbleRabble

middle column le 4/4 = garland
11:40 am
sherb

nothing as exciting as that Frances... used to see her fly past my house every evening on the way into Heathrow... immediately recognisable...
11:40 am
hurshy

le4/4 rhymes with not imaginary
11:40 am
Frances

lizmac
os5/10 willow or variety of North American dogwood
11:40 am
sherb

lizmac - willow - third day running in the grid...
11:41 am
BabbleRabble

os 5 = in olden days the town cr*** was at work keeping people informed
11:41 am
lizmac

TY..got it now!
11:41 am
Frances

I was lucky enough to work for PanAm and we got very favourable rates on Concorde. Just so sad that I will never be able to do it again.
11:43 am
sherb

hrd to believe she was taken out of service... I'd rather have paid to keep Concorde flying than to build the Millennium Dome...
11:43 am
renfield

like some of these are totally nervous words
11:44 am
lizmac

IR6/18?
11:44 am
Frances

When you think of the number of DC10s that went down and they are still flying. One mishap with Concorde and they give it the chop.
11:44 am
sherb

nervous ren?
11:44 am
hurshy

imaginary, liz
11:44 am
renfield

they're jumping all over the place!
11:44 am
hydra

add an re4/4 liz
11:45 am
lizmac

TY
11:45 am
BabbleRabble

ir = Mont****, Canada
11:45 am
renfield

thanks hydra and rab
11:45 am
hydra

Ooh, I've been there.It was fantastic.
11:46 am
mattygroves

SE5/10 - the second one ... ?
11:46 am
hurshy

mailed plus vowel
11:46 am
mattygroves

Have that one. It's the second I'm after.
11:46 am
hydra

first three letters of previous wd, plus South Africa
11:46 am
Judi

Yes, Montreal is very cool. The underground shopping is the wildest. Talk about land of the mole people.
11:47 am
sherb

quick QP break...
11:47 am
hurshy

oh mine was the third! wow this is great i got my s's done, thanks to you matty!
11:47 am
BabbleRabble

se 5/20 = ***A the org. that sends the shuttles into space
11:47 am
mattygroves

Thanks guys!
11:47 am
hydra

Oh Judi, a fez! Ever read, A fez of the Heart? Great book
11:48 am
Judi

No, Hydra. Never heard of it. What's it about?
11:48 am
renfield

thanks hursh
11:49 am
hydra

About a journalist/writer who is researching the history of the fez. His travels take him all over Turkey and it's extremely funny.
11:49 am
hydra

He's a handsome chap, your icon
11:50 am
Judi

Sounds amusing. I'll have to look it up. My icon is stil the same from yesterday (theme was hats).
11:51 am
hydra

Oh. Didn't realise. I'd have swapped my cat for a hat! I s'pose today's is Christmas.
11:52 am
Judi

Your kitty icon is sweet, Hydra. At first glance, I thought it was a calf, until I clicked on it. Puss in Tux.
11:52 am
hydra

That's my Felix! He's cute.
11:52 am
BabbleRabble

I never keep up with the themes ... do I need to grab my hairshirt and find a corner?
11:53 am
Judi

My bad cat, Norman, was out all night last night. Came home with a scratched nose and ear. Out boxing with the other neighborhood cats I guess.
11:53 am
hydra

Not with interesting icons like yours, Rab!
11:54 am
hydra

Naughty Norman. Hope he's OK.
11:55 am
Judi

Oh, he'll be fine. He's sleeping it off on the big puffy chair right now. I'm sure he'll be there allllll day.
11:55 am
hydra

Why do cats always have a more relaxed life than us? Could it be that we have to work to provide their catfood?
11:56 am
mattygroves

I've two left - the last ti5/10 and the probably related ti6/18...
11:57 am
Judi

Face it, Hydra... we've been willingly enslaved by four-legged, furry creatures.
11:57 am
hydra

Down to my last 9 words. All t's
11:57 am
hurshy

french for name of book
11:58 am
BabbleRabble

ti 5 = wood comes from a ***e
11:58 am
hydra

You're right, Judi. Tho my friends who are coming for Xmas dinner tomorrow are slaves to their budgie!
11:59 am
hurshy

what's a budgie?
11:59 am
Judi

Speaking of food, it's time to go to the pet supply store to buy more for dog and cats.
11:59 am
mattygroves

Thanks Babble - that's me with **fireworks**. I can recharge my 'puter now. Thanks for your help and see ya later!
11:59 am
hydra

Whoo-hooo, matty!!!!!
11:59 am
BabbleRabble

Congrats!
12:00 pm
Judi

"All creatures great and small. The Lord
12:00 pm
harpjane

hohohello
12:00 pm
BabbleRabble

Hello, and happy holidays
12:00 pm
Judi

God made them all"." Apropos to the conversation, the cat stepped on the keyboard, so I couldn't finish my sentence! (they know when we're talking about them!)
12:00 pm
hydra

Hiya harpjane. Had to click your icon to see what it was. Very seasonal!
12:01 pm
hydra

If you're off now, Judi, have a GRRRRRREAT Christmas!
12:01 pm
hurshy

lol judi
12:01 pm
Judi

I'm off. BBL though. Happy Christmas, Haunnakuh, Kwanza, what have you.
12:02 pm
hurshy

how many to's are there?
12:03 pm
caitlyn

Im back!!!
12:03 pm
hydra

Hi caitlyn. All ready for tomorrow?
12:03 pm
caitlyn

6 to words hurshy
12:03 pm
mkl

Morning everyone. Hurshy, did anyone tell you what a budgie was?
12:03 pm
mattygroves

Merry Christmas!
12:03 pm
hurshy

no they did not mkl
12:04 pm
mkl

Can anyone clue the an7,28?
12:04 pm
hydra

Merry Christmas, matty!
12:04 pm
caitlyn

Morning mkl
Merry Christmas
12:04 pm
mkl

It's what we in the States call a parrakeet. They're actually Budgies.
12:04 pm
hurshy

pl of an6, an + mr. armstrong spelled funny
12:04 pm
hurshy

are there 12 ti's then?
12:05 pm
mkl

Everyone, evrywhere else in the world calls them budgies. (And they're right)
12:05 pm
hydra

an+homonym of getting down on your leg's mid joints!
12:05 pm
caitlyn

Yes hurshy
12:05 pm
hurshy

budgie budgie budgie, this is a nice word
12:05 pm
Atalante

so what do you call proper parakeets?
12:05 pm
hydra

Yes, 12 ti's
12:05 pm
hurshy

wait what's a PROPER parakeet?
12:06 pm
mkl

We call them whatever type of parrakeet they are. There are dozens of types. Have to admit, Americans really screwed that one up.
12:06 pm
smooth_pappa

actually, mkl... it depends on what bird you are refering to. The term parakeet is used way too broadly, often covering several species of birds
12:07 pm
smooth_pappa

for the little bird that people most commonly buy their name is actually a budgerigar.
12:07 pm
smooth_pappa

or Melopsittacus undulatus
12:08 pm
smooth_pappa

now... if you're talking about something like the Alexandrine Parakeet, that really is a prakeet, and not related to the "budgie"
12:09 pm
smooth_pappa

and man! are those things (alexandrine parakeets) loud... and annoying. lol
12:09 pm
hurshy

pappa is like me with star trek :)
12:09 pm
hurshy

only with parakeets instead
12:09 pm
hydra

***Fireworks*** Merry Christmas, everyone. Have a really good one!
12:09 pm
Angb

Happy Christmas everyone. 7am on Christmas morning. Stockings have been opened, and their is peace for 1/2 hour (except for the cap guns and recorders)
12:09 pm
caitlyn

I cant stop..I just wanted to wish all my Babble friends a Merry Christmas and a happy and Healthy New Year..Enjoy your holidays all.bye
12:09 pm
Atalante

the force is strong in you ...
12:09 pm
renfield

i think the pirates did it mkl
12:09 pm
Atalante

happy christmas ang!
12:09 pm
hurshy

may i have the point total please?
12:10 pm
smooth_pappa

lol hurshy... I'm a wealth of kowledge on the strangest topics. ;)
12:10 pm
Angb

bye caitlyn
12:10 pm
caitlyn

1868 points
12:10 pm
Angb

And to you Ata
12:10 pm
hurshy

i dunno pappa, my topics might be stranger. ty caitlyn.
12:10 pm
renfield

enjoy cait!!!
12:12 pm
smooth_pappa

that one came about becuase I had a book when I was a kid about a "bdgie" I had no idea what it was so i studied it for a bit. lol
12:12 pm
bunnyvicious

ar 7 & 8? I have a fair idea what they relate to, just think I can't spell them.
12:13 pm
mkl

Can someone hit me with either of the si6,18? I have the first one.
12:14 pm
smooth_pappa

bunny: AR7 is a stockpile of weapons
12:14 pm
smooth_pappa

MKL one of them is SI**** night, holy night
12:14 pm
smooth_pappa

there is also SI + where you go to bowl
12:15 pm
smooth_pappa

by the way, mkl... where in alaska are you?
12:15 pm
bunnyvicious

That fair idea went out the window, then. I'll work on it, ty.
12:16 pm
mkl

I live in a tiny little town called Salcha. About 35 miles south of Fairbanks, and 20 miles south of North Pole.
12:16 pm
bunnyvicious

The eight is a plural?
12:17 pm
smooth_pappa

how is fairbanks? I've always sort of pined to live there... I think the winters would be very agreeable to me. :)
12:17 pm
smooth_pappa

yes, bunny
12:17 pm
mkl

Papa, the bowling clue? Are you talking about l***, as in superman's girlfriend Louis L***, cause that would'nt take it.
12:18 pm
smooth_pappa

yeah I was refering to that... that's what I have on my list just under the 6/7 pair
12:19 pm
mkl

Right now it's great. Only about 5 below. Normally, over the course of a whole winter we hit 40 below a handful of times. Last year we hit 61 below, but it only stayed that low for a day. Jan, Feb, Mar, 20-30 below is very common
12:19 pm
harpjane

the first ne5? I have ne***to you, 23 skiddoo
12:19 pm
wurdygurl

does anyone have the e and the u from the first column
12:19 pm
wurdygurl

I have the grecian u
12:19 pm
harpjane

e + du4
12:19 pm
smooth_pappa

mkl... the coldest I've been was -40... I loved it! it normally doesn't get much colder than -10 maybe 1-20 one or two nights
12:19 pm
harpjane

and related to pee
12:20 pm
renfield

ata said is be a wee acid wurdy
12:20 pm
smooth_pappa

hurshy... if you want strange topics, do a google search on this guy: Xenoturbella
12:20 pm
ARB

ed 5/16 -- take another word for subtract and leave off the first letter.
12:20 pm
wurdygurl

thanks very much guys
12:20 pm
wurdygurl

gals
12:20 pm
harpjane

One of the coldest nights I ever lived through was in Wisconsin
12:21 pm
Atalante

is it bad that I know what Xenoturbella is?
12:21 pm
harpjane

so. does anyone have the first n5?
12:22 pm
mkl

Summer's beat the wholy H*** out of Madison. 70's is normal. Only hits 80 MAYBE a handful of times. In the six years I've been here it's only hit 90 once.
12:22 pm
smooth_pappa

aren't those wonderful jane? the memory of those nights gets me through summer. lol ATL... bad... no... scary? a little. ;)
12:22 pm
Merk

Fireworks
12:22 pm
smooth_pappa

god, mkl... this summer with that freak heat wave we broke 100 a couple of times
12:22 pm
Merk

rhymes with a bank he*** ... robbery
12:22 pm
wurdygurl

smooth pappa - my husband and I are huge green bay freaks and we went there for a game and the cold was like nothing we have ever experienced before it was crisp and clear you could see stars so close you could touch them. It was beautiful. We always refer to it as gren bay cold....and we live in MI
12:22 pm
smooth_pappa

well done merk!
12:23 pm
mkl

By the way papa, that bowling l*** was accepted after the third attempt. (Must have been the tenth frame)
12:23 pm
renfield

yayayayya merk!!!!
12:23 pm
smooth_pappa

wurdy, I know what you mean, and I think a place like fairbanks would be even better... especially with the northern lights... ahhhh... I'll make it there someday
12:24 pm
smooth_pappa

mkl... that's odd! lol
12:24 pm
harpjane

I was driving cross country and we stopped at a diner in Madison. It was 35 below (NOT wind chill, actual temperature). There was a couple in the diner, at 3:00 a.m. She put all her quarters in the juke box (yes, quarters!) and played the same song over and over. They sat looking into each other's eyes while she sang along......
12:24 pm
pabtrek

the last st5/10 please
12:24 pm
harpjane

to :Stand By Your Man......
12:24 pm
mkl

You should have seen the Aurora last week when we had those solar flares. WOW.
12:24 pm
harpjane

One of the more surreal experiences of my life.
12:24 pm
wurdygurl

that would be wonderful. We used to live in metro detroit and we moved about a year ago to North of metro area. It was wonderful but now everone keeps moving here and is wrecking my peace
12:25 pm
harpjane

I've only seen the aurora during solar flares once, what a trip!
12:25 pm
renfield

egads harp! what an experience!
12:25 pm
mkl

Yep harpjane, that sounds about like a normal couple from Wisconsin. Severeal of our best serial killers are from there. :-)
12:25 pm
smooth_pappa

I was thinking about you guys up there MKL... I bet it was wonderful
12:25 pm
renfield

the stand by your man experience i mean
12:26 pm
harpjane

Make them all join the International Dark Slu Association, so they'll learn how to use yard lights correctly!
12:26 pm
smooth_pappa

wierd jane... i bet that was a trip!
12:26 pm
mkl

Pappa, they were BRIGHT red, and so active you would swear you could hear them. (Of course you couldn't)
12:26 pm
harpjane

Make that International Dark Sky Association
12:26 pm
harpjane

And yes, it was a trip in a lot of ways!
12:26 pm
Minty106

I'm new to this but addicted. Can you help me get last few before my guests arrive. Both st 6/21?
12:26 pm
mkl

My oldest daughter lives in Madison
12:27 pm
harpjane

It happened in 1975 and I can still remember all the details of that diner...
12:27 pm
pabtrek

one is what messes a radio up minty
12:27 pm
wurdygurl

st 6 - when you walk across the carpet and get a st**** shock when you touch metal
12:27 pm
Minty106

ty
12:27 pm
smooth_pappa

what does she do here, mkl?
12:28 pm
pabtrek

wurdygurl do you have the last st5/10 please
12:28 pm
wurdygurl

st + the w**** of khan
12:28 pm
smooth_pappa

lol by here, I mean in madison
12:29 pm
Minty106

ty again
12:29 pm
mkl

She manages an apt complex for one of the big companies
12:29 pm
renfield

thanks wordy!
12:29 pm
wurdygurl

no prob
12:29 pm
pabtrek

its the st5/10 right before that word, by the way one of the best star trek movies ever
12:29 pm
smooth_pappa

cool
12:29 pm
hurshy

ok, somebody put me out of my misery and tell me how many A4, A5, and A6 there are
12:29 pm
smooth_pappa

it doesn't happen to be paramount enterprises, does it MKL?
12:30 pm
mkl

Honestly, I don't know.
12:30 pm
wurdygurl

st 5/10 - a different way to say that someone has a certain st*** replace the sometimes vowel with the stick vowel
12:30 pm
smooth_pappa

I've got 13 a/4
12:31 pm
wurdygurl

I have no idea hursh it is driving me nuts also
12:31 pm
smooth_pappa

8 a/5
12:31 pm
ARB

13 a 4's
12:31 pm
wurdygurl

I am missing 11 a's
12:31 pm
smooth_pappa

5 a6
12:31 pm
hurshy

ok so i need a 4 and a 5
12:32 pm
ARB

Do you have an aa, Hurshy?
12:32 pm
lynxxx

Merry Xmas everyone - its finally reached Oz
12:33 pm
hurshy

yep
12:33 pm
Minty106

li 6/18 pls?
12:33 pm
godthaab

How many words today?
12:33 pm
sherb

Merry Christmas lynxxx :D
12:33 pm
renfield

merry christmas lynxxx in the land of oz!!!
12:33 pm
lynxxx

182 godthaab
12:33 pm
pabtrek

182
12:34 pm
ARB

There's a strange a/5 -- like the lack and a****, but with an additional consonant
12:34 pm
Scrabbler

Hi Babblers. I am at the office--just finished seeing a dozen sick kids and getting then "better" for Santa's visit. I am relaxing now with Babble.
12:34 pm
ARB

Hi Scrabbler
12:35 pm
Scrabbler

Hey ARB--shalom
12:35 pm
renfield

hey arb!!!!
12:35 pm
ARB

Shalom Renfield and Scrabbler.
12:35 pm
Scrabbler

I don't get that clue, ARB. And I didn't get the prior ed5 clue either.
12:35 pm
smooth_pappa

all right guys, I've got to see if the grocery store is still open
12:35 pm
hurshy

the lack and the what now?
12:36 pm
Scrabbler

I have to do that too, pappa, and get gas.
12:36 pm
wurdygurl

du** tape can do anything put an e in front of it
12:36 pm
mom23

li6/18--soda bottle size (Brit) plural
12:36 pm
smooth_pappa

before I leave, ARB... I was wondering if you could tell me what Hava Nagila translates to
12:36 pm
ARB

Hursh, It's some old Victorian saying -- the maiden with her hand on her forehead saying a**** -- my love has gone or some such thing!
12:37 pm
mom23

or petrol measure (li6/18)
12:37 pm
ARB

"Let us be joyful/Merry"
12:37 pm
smooth_pappa

ahhh... thanks arb
12:37 pm
Minty106

ty
12:38 pm
ARB

Hursh, the word I'm trying to be so subtle about does not begin with al.
12:39 pm
Scrabbler

I do not comprehend you clue, ARB.
12:40 pm
Scrabbler

I don't do well with subtle--I need direct and obvious.
12:41 pm
bunnyvicious

What are you looking for?
12:41 pm
ARB

an 5/10 -- first word of Greensleeves with an added consonant.
12:42 pm
bunnyvicious

an 5/10 - an + opp of 1st minus last cons
12:43 pm
Minty106

what about ir 6/18 helpful people?
12:43 pm
Scrabbler

TY Bunny--now I have it.
12:44 pm
Scrabbler

urne
12:44 pm
ARB

ir 6/18 ir + r4/4
12:44 pm
bunnyvicious

ir 6/18 - ir + opp of fake
12:44 pm
Scrabbler

Stupid monkey, trying non-words. Sorry.
12:45 pm
Minty106

thanks
12:45 pm
sherb

4 left...
12:45 pm
hurshy

ok so i have one la, one le, and one li, and i need one more of one of these... worth 6/18... help?
12:46 pm
Minty106

le 6/21? Guests due in 15 mins. EEK
12:46 pm
sherb

clue for re7 please?
12:46 pm
Scrabbler

Go sherb!! 92 to go for me.
12:46 pm
bunnyvicious

I'll help Sherb (avoiding my wifely duties).
12:46 pm
sherb

li6/18 - build on li4...
12:46 pm
bunnyvicious

le 6/21 - add onto the le 4/4 before it with frozen water, **e
12:47 pm
metaleather

good afternoon all, and a happy holiday eve
12:47 pm
bunnyvicious

re 7 - add onto the re 4/4 before with grocery l***
12:47 pm
bunnyvicious

Hi Metal
12:47 pm
hurshy

THANK you sherb
12:47 pm
ARB

li 6/18 - add suffix to li 4/4 -- mortgagable
12:47 pm
sherb

thanks bunny :) ...3 to go...
12:48 pm
metaleather

go sherb go
12:48 pm
Minty106

thanks
12:48 pm
Scrabbler

TY for recent clues! I am making progress!
12:48 pm
sherb

2 As and 1 E... a 5 and 2 6s...
12:48 pm
Scrabbler

sale
12:49 pm
Scrabbler

There's more progress for you.
12:49 pm
sherb

is there an E6?
12:49 pm
bunnyvicious

ed 5 - e + silver tape for AC vent, d***
12:49 pm
sherb

nm... found it...
12:49 pm
metaleather

one to go here, an N..... ne5/10, the first one.

will I need a fish when I finally ferret it out?
12:50 pm
bunnyvicious

ne 5/10 - ne + grocery l***
12:51 pm
sherb

that means I need a5/a6... maybe a pair, maybe not... I have the warnings and the people from outer space and the stadiums... any other 5/6 pairs?
12:51 pm
hurshy

nope :(
12:52 pm
bunnyvicious

Do you have an 6/18, an + anagram of what a bird lives in?
12:52 pm
metaleather

ahh jeeze, the one I have been looking for about an hour or more now is one I saw right off the bat in yesterday's puzzle. I hate when that happens
12:53 pm
metaleather

anyway, Fireworks.
12:53 pm
Scrabbler

Yahoo metal!! *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
12:53 pm
metaleather

ty bunny
12:53 pm
bunnyvicious

Yay Metal!!
12:53 pm
ARB

YAY Metaleather
12:53 pm
metaleather

your clue helped me finally see what was so plain
12:53 pm
Scrabbler

Yesterday my last word was a 4,4.
12:53 pm
metaleather

ty all for the congrats
12:53 pm
Minty106

third li 5/10? Would be grateful!
12:53 pm
bunnyvicious

Sherb, there is also an5/10 - an + you pitch a t*** when you go camping
12:53 pm
metaleather

can I help someone with clues?
12:53 pm
lynxxx

Congrats Metal!
12:54 pm
mom23

Merry Christmas all. 20 for dinner tomorrow so probably won't check in here!
12:54 pm
sherb

thanks bunny, that's the a6...
12:54 pm
bunnyvicious

I reeeally shouldn't be here, but babble called.
12:54 pm
sherb

now need a5/10...
12:55 pm
Scrabbler

Merry Christmas, mom23! Good luck with tomorrow!
12:55 pm
sherb

al5/10 or an5/10...
12:55 pm
bunnyvicious

The other two a 5's, a + grocery l*** & an + opp of 1st, l***
12:55 pm
Scrabbler

The Babble voice calls you too, bunny?
12:55 pm
metaleather

li5/10 a measure of liquid, roughly a quart, British spelling
12:56 pm
Minty106

thanks metal, but the one before than. I have that liquid measure one.
12:56 pm
bunnyvicious

sorry, that was an + opp of 1st, ***t
12:56 pm
metaleather

shoot, sorry Minty
12:56 pm
sherb

got both of those bunny...
12:56 pm
bunnyvicious

how bout the an + pitch a t*** when you camp
12:56 pm
metaleather

do you have the li4/4? insert a vowel before the final consonant
12:57 pm
metaleather

that's the fourth li4/4
12:57 pm
Reese\'s

hey guys, i can't find any of the o's , any clues?
12:57 pm
sherb

yippee.... THANKS bunny :D
12:57 pm
ARB

Fireworks
12:57 pm
metaleather

eek, the fifth
12:57 pm
bunnyvicious

YW, and congrats on finishing!
12:57 pm
Scrabbler

Woooot wooooot ARB!
12:57 pm
metaleather

my glasses really need stronger lenses, that or I need to learn to count
12:58 pm
metaleather

yayyyyy sherb!!
12:58 pm
pabtrek

does anyone have the last st5/10 please
12:58 pm
ARB

Reese -- olive ***, or canola ***
12:58 pm
bunnyvicious

Reese, the liquid you fry with and varitations of for three of them.
12:58 pm
metaleather

oi4/4 vegetable, crude, peanut, motor... all types of * * * *
12:59 pm
metaleather

the previous two oi's build from the root for the 4/4
12:59 pm
bunnyvicious

st 5/10 - s + you lay t*** on your floor
12:59 pm
ARB

st 5/10 -- farm gate/fence
12:59 pm
sherb

now I have no excuse not to wrap presents...

thanks for the help bunny and all... back later to clue... :D
12:59 pm
Reese\'s

ooohh! duh, thnx !!!!
12:59 pm
metaleather

'bye sherb, wrap pretty
12:59 pm
pabtrek

thanks bunny and arb
12:59 pm
rachmouse

Anyone have the second cu 7/36?
12:59 pm
Minty106

got there thx metal
12:59 pm
rachmouse

Please? only 4 left for me!
12:59 pm
metaleather

yw
1:00 pm
metaleather

now rachmouse
1:00 pm
mymuseisme

Merry Christmas everyone!
1:00 pm
metaleather

this time
1:00 pm
ARB

cu 7/36 water flowing in a cu****
1:00 pm
metaleather

as in.... cu7 events
1:00 pm
mymuseisme

cu7 = what makes the rivers move
1:00 pm
Scrabbler

70 to go, and wondering where they are! Be back later, after grocery shopping. TY for clues!
1:00 pm
Minty106

metal what about se 6/18? guests due now!
1:00 pm
metaleather

hi mymuse, merry christmas to you too
1:01 pm
rachmouse

d'oh! thought I typed that one in already!
1:01 pm
rachmouse

ol
1:01 pm
rachmouse

thanks
1:01 pm
metaleather

se6/18 is a plural of se5/10
1:01 pm
mymuseisme

ty metal
1:01 pm
metaleather

yw
1:02 pm
Minty106

don't have that one yet, metal. Sadly.
1:02 pm
rachmouse

anyone got the os 5 yet?
1:03 pm
mymuseisme

os + comparative ending for happy
1:03 pm
rachmouse

pretty please with sugar?
1:03 pm
metaleather

os5 os + the ending three letters for the first ti4/4
1:04 pm
metaleather

don't have which one Minty? the oi 4/4?
1:04 pm
rachmouse

thanks metal, muse... though muse I didn't get your clue until I typed it in. :-)
1:04 pm
bunnyvicious

I better get back to the candy making, tra la la. Ya'll have a Merry Christmas.
1:04 pm
Minty106

the se 5/10. So close with 11 to go!
1:04 pm
metaleather

oooh, candy
1:05 pm
metaleather

post recipes?
1:05 pm
rachmouse

the oi4 one is like greases
1:05 pm
mymuseisme

u2 bunny!
1:05 pm
metaleather

pleeeeeeze?
1:05 pm
mymuseisme

yummy
1:05 pm
bunnyvicious

It's just fudge, coconut balls, and fondant. Nothing fancy.
1:06 pm
rachmouse

two left - se 5/10 and sl 5/10 I'll trade hints with anyone. ;-)
1:06 pm
metaleather

Minty, there's a brownish color, also in the grid... the si5/10 you seek is that word, minus the very first vowel in the "brown/rust" word
1:06 pm
rachmouse

I just want to be Done!! so I can get on with my life today.
1:06 pm
metaleather

sl5/10 more like a fox, more devious or deceptive or shifty
1:07 pm
Minty106

ty metal, just got there. Beginning to panic
1:07 pm
rachmouse


thanks!
1:07 pm
lynxxx

sl5.10 s + perso who tells untruths
1:07 pm
metaleather

and, which se5/10 do you need?
1:07 pm
rachmouse

can't believe I missed that one.
1:07 pm
metaleather

yw Minty
1:07 pm
metaleather

happy to help
1:07 pm
rachmouse

the second one.
1:08 pm
lynxxx

se5.10 - if you cry a movies you are se***mental
1:08 pm
metaleather

if you use common * * * * e, you've have almost the word you need
1:08 pm
metaleather

just change the last vowel and you're there
1:08 pm
rachmouse

sens
1:08 pm
rachmouse

sensee
1:08 pm
rachmouse

oops
1:08 pm
rachmouse


gah
1:09 pm
Minty106

Metal, the 2nd ne 5/10 pls?
1:09 pm
rachmouse

yay!!!!
1:09 pm
rachmouse

yay!!!!
thanks metal!
1:09 pm
rachmouse

yay!!!!
thanks metal!
1:09 pm
rachmouse

yay!!!!
thanks metal!

1:09 pm
rachmouse


1:09 pm
rachmouse

yay!!!!
thanks metal!

1:10 pm
rachmouse

sort of like another word for geeks, minty - with one letter changed
1:10 pm
Minty106

got it ty
1:11 pm
metaleather

yvw
1:11 pm
Minty106

now stuck on re's. re 5/10 and re 6/16.
1:11 pm
cybernan

o: have oi x3, os x 1 -- missing?
1:12 pm
metaleather

another os
1:12 pm
Minty106

the 2nd re 5/10 that it
1:12 pm
rachmouse

which one are you missing?
1:12 pm
metaleather

hi nan
1:12 pm
metaleather

to set afire, again or to illuminate again
1:12 pm
cybernan

hi metal -- playing with my granddaughter to day -- say hello to holli :)
1:12 pm
Minty106

i meant re 6/18. More haste ...
1:13 pm
Minty106

have the re 5/10 now ty
1:13 pm
metaleather

re6/18 to write down in order again
1:13 pm
metaleather

hi nan and holli
1:13 pm
metaleather

yw Minty
1:14 pm
Minty106

ty metal, 6 left
1:14 pm
metaleather

you're closing in on it Minty
1:14 pm
Minty106

ti 4/4 and ti 5/10?
1:15 pm
Minty106

sorry 5th ti 4/4
1:15 pm
metaleather

think level or layer
1:15 pm
metaleather

and the plural
1:15 pm
cybernan

os? -- have the willow
1:15 pm
Minty106

tier
1:15 pm
Minty106

sorry
1:16 pm
Minty106

losing control in haste
1:16 pm
metaleather

ti4/4 ......... ti + not a boy but a g***
1:16 pm
metaleather

and, the plural
1:16 pm
bubba218

st6,18 please
1:16 pm
Minty106

ty
1:17 pm
metaleather

os + the chemical symbol for silver
1:17 pm
metaleather

ack, wrong element
1:18 pm
cybernan

thank you, meta -- got it anyway
1:18 pm
mymuseisme

argon, but got it anyway metal thanks
1:18 pm
metaleather

os + the chemical symbol for a gas that ends like ne** ... like the lights in vegas
1:18 pm
metaleather

yep
1:18 pm
Minty106

aargh have to go with 4 left. ty all
1:18 pm
M.P.

Hi everybody I'm back I have only found one word so far.
1:19 pm
metaleather

yw, sorry for the confusion. guess my school days are too far behind me
1:19 pm
M.P.

Does anyone have any clues any words are fine
1:19 pm
metaleather

welcome back MP, don't give up
1:19 pm
metaleather

'bye Minty, maybe you can sneak in now and then and finish things off
1:20 pm
metaleather

try using Lickety's list MP, it's a great help
1:20 pm
metaleather

the link is at the bottom of this page
1:20 pm
M.P.

I'm not giving up just trying to put clues into my lifestyle trying to learn to use them, besides just getting words
1:20 pm
cybernan

sorry, bubba -- no have!
1:21 pm
metaleather

st6/18 layers
1:21 pm
metaleather

latin ending (I think it's latin)
1:23 pm
bubba218

Thanks, Metal!
1:23 pm
sugar

Hi Babblers, just dropped in to wish you all a very merry Christmas, eat, drink and be merry !!!!!!!!
1:23 pm
metaleather

yw bubba
1:24 pm
metaleather

hi sugar, happy holiday to you also
1:24 pm
mymuseisme

thanks Sugar...Merry Christmas to you too!!!
1:24 pm
bubba218

How about the second si6,18
1:24 pm
bubba218

NM, got it, 10 second rule
1:25 pm
metaleather

si + "road" or "path
1:25 pm
metaleather

lol
1:25 pm
bubba218

2 left, 2nd an 5,10 please
1:26 pm
sugar

Must go now, enjoy the grid!
1:26 pm
metaleather

an5/10 similar to the big book with maps in it, but with a different first consonant
1:28 pm
bubba218

Thanks again, Metal, one left!
1:28 pm
metaleather

'bye sugar
1:28 pm
metaleather

go bubba bo
1:29 pm
metaleather

*go
1:29 pm
bubba218

first ne5,10
1:29 pm
metaleather

that was my last word also
1:30 pm
metaleather

ne + I am you are he ** + consonant
1:31 pm
MPower1971

an 5/10, 6*18/ and 7/28 please
1:31 pm
bubba218

I dedicate my Fireworks to !!!!Metalleather!!!!!
1:31 pm
NonnieLight

wtg bubba!
1:31 pm
metaleather

lol, ty bubba, but you earned them yourself! congrats bubba!!
1:32 pm
metaleather

which an5/10?
1:32 pm
metaleather

which an6/18?
1:32 pm
MPower1971

2nd one
1:32 pm
MPower1971

2nd one also
1:33 pm
bubba218

Thanks all, Merry Christmas!!- must get ready for a Christmas eve shindig
1:33 pm
metaleather

the an7 is the plural of the an 6... subjecting glass or other materials to a heating process in order to harden or strengthen
1:33 pm
metaleather

'bye bubba, Merry Christmas to you
1:33 pm
NonnieLight

have a wonderful Christmas, bubba
1:34 pm
cybernan

taking a break -- bbl :)
1:34 pm
metaleather

the second an5/10 was clued at 1:26
1:34 pm
metaleather

see you and holli later nan
1:35 pm
periwinkle

HI all, first al5/10 please
1:36 pm
metaleather

hi peri
1:37 pm
metaleather

warning or attentive peri
1:37 pm
periwinkle

sheesh, thanks metal
1:37 pm
metaleather

I know that feeling very well peri
1:37 pm
periwinkle

always have trouble with A words
1:38 pm
metaleather

oooh, I just found a new last resource ... would anyone like the url?
1:38 pm
MPower1971

fireworks
1:38 pm
metaleather

yayyyy MP
1:38 pm
MPower1971

time to get ready for Christmas eve
1:38 pm
MPower1971

340 pm here
1:38 pm
metaleather

have a lovely holiday
1:38 pm
MPower1971

ty metal
1:38 pm
ollag

asle
1:39 pm
periwinkle

I would metal,please
1:39 pm
metaleather

http://wordnavigator.com/
1:39 pm
periwinkle

hi ollag
1:39 pm
metaleather

it's similar to morewords
1:40 pm
periwinkle

never heard of it metal, I really like morewords, will check the new one out, thanks
1:40 pm
metaleather

I haven't used this one yet, just found it as you were arriving
1:41 pm
metaleather

I like jockanddebs, but it's been down lately
1:41 pm
sha

fireworks for me
1:41 pm
periwinkle

never heard of jock and debs
1:41 pm
periwinkle

WTG sha
1:42 pm
metaleather

yayyyy sha!
1:42 pm
metaleather

here's another one I found not long ago:
1:42 pm
metaleather

http://www.amo.qc.ca/cgi-bin/pub/ODico
/dico.out
1:42 pm
periwinkle

thanks metal
1:43 pm
metaleather

this is the url for jockanddebbs:
1:43 pm
sha

gtg kids just gone to bed need to sort there prezzies out for the morning. merry christmas to u all : )
1:43 pm
metaleather

http://www.jockanddeb.com/cgi-bin/scra
bblequery.cgi
1:43 pm
metaleather

I've sent an email about the error message, but no reply yet
1:43 pm
metaleather

'bye sha, have a lovely Christmas
1:43 pm
ollag

hi peri
1:43 pm
sha

thanx metal
1:43 pm
ollag

hi peri
1:44 pm
periwinkle

first an6/18 please
1:44 pm
ollag

hi peri how r u
1:44 pm
periwinkle

I am well, ollag, and you?
1:44 pm
ollag

peri what a siren does
1:45 pm
periwinkle

don't get your clue ollag
1:45 pm
periwinkle

isn't that the al6/18 ollag
1:45 pm
ollag

thats 6/18 yes
1:45 pm
ollag

oh you want an duh
1:46 pm
periwinkle

I need first an6/18
1:46 pm
ollag

I don't have that one yet
1:47 pm
metaleather

it's a Britishism peri... for close by, near
1:48 pm
smooth_pappa

man! I haven't had a full pantry in months! that feels pretty good!
1:48 pm
smooth_pappa

but people get so dumb at the store. lol
1:48 pm
periwinkle

metal, can't figure out how to speel the an6
1:48 pm
periwinkle

Hi smooth
1:48 pm
smooth_pappa

hi peri :) meta, ollag, and anyone else
1:49 pm
metaleather

ooooh, hiya pappa
1:50 pm
smooth_pappa

lol hi meta. :)
1:50 pm
metaleather

an + a book of I* * *tructions...... but change the I to a different vowel
1:50 pm
ollag

hi pappa,
1:51 pm
metaleather

from whence cometh the full pantry?
1:51 pm
metaleather

Santa arrive early?
1:51 pm
periwinkle

metal don't get the clue :(
1:52 pm
smooth_pappa

the grocery store... I'd been avoiding it for a long time... eating just bare essentials... I figured si\unday afternoon... christmas eve, the store wouldn't be nearly so busy... and I was right. Still prett full, and people... they just can't seem to learn how to drive a shoipping cart. lol
1:52 pm
periwinkle

giving up on the A words for a while, bbl
1:53 pm
metaleather

this is nothing compared to the last minute rush that will come later today (spoken as a veteran of the store's customer service booth for 6 holiday seasons)
1:53 pm
metaleather

sorry I couldn't help peri
1:54 pm
smooth_pappa

lol I know! I worked at a walgreens that never closed, and on christmas day we were so busy... mostly people buying things like milk, bread, and other things they forgot before the stores closed
1:54 pm
smooth_pappa

we also had a few people on thanksgving day pissed because we didn't sell whole turkeys. lol
1:54 pm
metaleather

isn't it amazing the things people expect other people to provide, to remember, to do for them?
1:55 pm
smooth_pappa

so, ow I'm enjoying a drink of coconut juice before I head off to my mom's.... Yeah meta... I mean, walgreens isn't a grocery store, and they were the idiot that forgot to buy a turkey until thanksgiving day. lol
1:55 pm
metaleather

and, not at all in the same vein.... has anyone heard from Kate (kthdsn)... how's she doing?
1:56 pm
metaleather

seems to me that person deserves to go turkeyless
1:56 pm
metaleather

heck, order chinese food and have a good time
1:56 pm
smooth_pappa

lol
1:56 pm
smooth_pappa

I didn't see kate today, but I heard she was talking with ehr husband
1:57 pm
smooth_pappa

I also heard that she has had better christmases
1:57 pm
metaleather

using all four letter words I hope
1:57 pm
metaleather

I wish there was something I could do for her... but we're so broke it isn't funny and bf may not have a job much longer
1:57 pm
Frances

ml Kate was on earlier today looking for company and still tearing her hair out over what to do
1:58 pm
metaleather

bless her heart. she's really going through the wringer
1:58 pm
smooth_pappa

I know meta, I'm in the same situation... sortt of... my gf didn't lose her job, but when we split, and she moved out my bills doubled.
1:59 pm
metaleather

you keep your fingers crossed for us, I"ll keep my fingers crossed for you and we'll both keep our fingers crossed for Kate
1:59 pm
metaleather

ty Frances
1:59 pm
metaleather

I have something for you, If I can find it
2:00 pm
smooth_pappa

sure thing meta. :)
2:00 pm
Frances

For me? I'm intrigued
2:02 pm
metaleather

yes Frances, for you. I came across some quilt related jpgs I thought you might like
2:03 pm
metaleather

I can put them here as my icon for you to capture, or I can email them, whichever you'd prefer
2:03 pm
Frances

How wonderful - thank you
2:04 pm
metaleather

would you rather have them here?
2:04 pm
metaleather

or via email?
2:05 pm
Frances

e-mail would be great. Addy in profile for a while
2:05 pm
metaleather

got it
2:06 pm
metaleather

will let you know as soon as they are on the way
2:06 pm
Eva

love your tree frances!
2:07 pm
Angb

Morning all - happy christmas.
2:07 pm
Frances

Thank you Eva
2:07 pm
Eva

mornig/afternoon ang
2:07 pm
Frances

Hi Ang. Happy Christmas to you and yours
2:08 pm
Angb

Christmas morning here. Kids playing with new playstation game - peace for a while.
2:08 pm
Frances

Enjoy it while it lasts!
2:09 pm
metaleather

hi Ang, Eva and of course Merp
2:09 pm
Angb

Hi metal
2:09 pm
metaleather

they are on the way Frances. The subject line reads:

quilt jpgs from Metaleather from Babble
2:09 pm
smooth_pappa

ahhh... coconut juice... that was so refreshing... but now I must be off... I may not be back until tuesday. but probably tomorrow night. Bye all!
2:10 pm
metaleather

'bye pappa, have a happy holiday
2:10 pm
Eva

hi metal. Merp is deeply asleep, but I'll relay you greeting later.
2:10 pm
Angb

bye smooth
2:14 pm
metaleather

speaking of felines... my old fella just looked up from his heating pad warmed next box beside my desk and blinked sleepily
2:15 pm
Eva

oh boy, don't let Merp hear about the heating pad or his expectations will go way up.
2:16 pm
Eva

How do you keep him from puncturing the wiring with his claws?
2:16 pm
metaleather

lol, it's spoiling him I know... but since he's so aged and has had his health problems we try to cater to his needs/wants as much as we can
2:16 pm
metaleather

the pad is beneath more than a few layers of soft fleecy material
2:16 pm
Enomis65

hell fellow babblers how is the christmas eve puzzle?
2:16 pm
metaleather

and, he was front declawed ( a barbaric practice) before we got him a few years ago
2:17 pm
Angb

Hi Enom
2:18 pm
metaleather

the puzzle... is not insurmountable
2:18 pm
Eva

Absolutely! Let's just hope that someone is as generous to us in our dotage. My last cat, who made it to 19 and a half, got whatever she wanted and needed. Merp is only 13 or so now, but his girth has recently kept him from being able to make the leap to the counter to be brushed and fed in the morning, so he is now getting a lift.
2:18 pm
metaleather

i've even finished.
2:18 pm
ursh

Hi all - just in to shut down - 10.18pm here - busy day tomorrow - hope you all have a lovely and peaceful Christmas
2:18 pm
Enomis65

already? i am barely starting (sneaking away from all the cooking!)
2:18 pm
Eva

I have 43 left and have been stuck for a while. I'm too lazy today to make much of an effort.
2:19 pm
metaleather

I'm thinking I'll probably be the crazy old cat lady on the corner, or in a nursing home... since I have neither chick nor child as the saying goes
2:19 pm
Enomis65

any clues for the 8 letter one? I am lazy...
2:19 pm
metaleather

hi ursh, have a happy holiday
2:19 pm
Angb

It's an ar 8 - where you keep guns plural
2:20 pm
Angb

Bye ursh - happy christmas
2:20 pm
metaleather

ar8.... gun or other weapon repositories
2:20 pm
Enomis65

ty - That got me a 7 too ;)
2:20 pm
Angb

Happy christmas enomis
2:20 pm
Eva

sounds good to me metal. Wasn't so appealing this morning when I went to pee and stepped on a recycled mouse on the bath mat.
2:20 pm
metaleather

keep shortening it, it'll get you a bum as well
2:20 pm
Enomis65

Eva - That happened to me as well!
2:21 pm
metaleather

ewwww
2:21 pm
metaleather

recycled mouse parts
2:21 pm
Eva

the non-cat people must love hearing these intimate details of cat digestion(-:
2:21 pm
Enomis65

LOL metal!
2:21 pm
Eva

this was more of a mouse tube.
2:21 pm
Enomis65

my dig was not impressed at that "gift"
2:21 pm
metaleather

it could be worse, we could be describing human digestion
2:22 pm
Eva

bad night in the mouse kingdom
2:22 pm
metaleather

Rock's not a mouser, but he does love to chase moths
2:22 pm
Eva

have you noticed that some moth's seem to be toxic? i.e. get tossed back up?
2:22 pm
metaleather

and is heck on his little dangly earplug toy (the noise reduction foam bits on plastic string which factories issue their employees)
2:23 pm
Enomis65

any clu for the bottom L?
2:23 pm
metaleather

Rock doesn't eat them, just chases and swats
2:23 pm
Eva

Merp is pretty good with flies too, which I really appreciate.
2:24 pm
metaleather

I can never keep straight which word comes from which originating letter
2:24 pm
Eva

enomis-like dinner, breakfast, etc, but change the first consonant
2:25 pm
Enomis65

eva ty never heard of that!
2:25 pm
Eva

wonderful christmas concert on npr-fantastic version of People Get Ready
2:25 pm
Eva

I never did either, but figured it needed to use both l's since that's the only way it wouldn't count under the earlier l.
2:25 pm
Frances

Ecomis a Scottish word meaning tr4/5
2:25 pm
metaleather

People Get Ready?
2:26 pm
Enomis65

any "i" clues please? I have the small place
2:26 pm
metaleather

true
2:26 pm
metaleather

what about the tiny amount and amounts
2:27 pm
metaleather

and the intestine
2:27 pm
Eva

enomis-something which is not quite believable, or not true, or supernatural, is the ir6/18
2:27 pm
metaleather

and the "fantasy"
2:27 pm
metaleather

Frances, did the email arrive safely?
2:28 pm
Eva

great spiritual metal
2:28 pm
Enomis65

what is the 2nd letter for the intestine and tiny amount?
2:28 pm
metaleather

I thought I recognized the title, but wasn't certain
2:28 pm
Enomis65

Ty for the supernatural...
2:28 pm
metaleather

L for the gut
2:29 pm
metaleather

o for the amount
2:29 pm
Eva

it's The Blind Boy's of Alabama, doing a gospel Christmas. Never heard them before, but they're worth lsitening to!
2:29 pm
Frances

Thanks ml - yes I replied to the e-mail. Did you not get it?
2:29 pm
metaleather

NPR here doesn't have the same music on I guess... it's all instrumental here
2:29 pm
Enomis65

TY TY TY
2:30 pm
metaleather

sorry, I haven't checked yet

"blush"
2:31 pm
kthdsn

hi all
2:32 pm
metaleather

I did get it, and, you're very welcome
2:32 pm
metaleather

hi kt
2:32 pm
Frances

Hi Kate. How are you?
2:32 pm
Frances

Hi Kate. How are you?
2:32 pm
Enomis65

os?
2:33 pm
Enomis65

Hi kthdsn!
2:33 pm
kthdsn

I've got the kids to sleep, the gifts laid out ready to wrap, and the food all stocked up in the kitchen
2:33 pm
kthdsn

I'm taking a break to babble for a while then I'm going to go wrap
2:33 pm
Frances

Well done Kate. That sounds good
2:35 pm
metaleather

good deal Kate. take a mental break and join our babbling bunch
2:35 pm
metaleather

which one Eno?
2:36 pm
Reese\'s

any clues for the 8 letterer?
2:36 pm
Enomis65

Both <bulsh> please...
2:36 pm
metaleather

the 4 or the 5?
2:36 pm
kthdsn

I've had a bit of an emotional day today, but I got a phone call from my mum which cheered me up loads
2:36 pm
metaleather

weapons repositories Reese's
2:36 pm
metaleather

that's good news Kate.
2:37 pm
Reese\'s

aha! thank you!
2:37 pm
metaleather

the os5 is a willow variety
2:37 pm
Enomis65

found the 4 letter os!
2:37 pm
Dorens

hi there
2:37 pm
kthdsn

that i from the left is still eluding me
2:38 pm
metaleather

the os 4 is a geological term... a ridge
2:38 pm
metaleather

wtg Eno!
2:38 pm
Enomis65

it stomach - able ...
2:38 pm
mymuseisme

hi Dorens! Happy Holidays
2:38 pm
Enomis65

that was for kthdsn...
2:38 pm
Enomis65

ty metal
2:38 pm
Dorens

the i is like the jewish country with a different second letter
2:38 pm
metaleather

kt, fantastic, unbelievable,
2:39 pm
metaleather

just as something not rational is irrational
2:39 pm
Enomis65

94 left... I guess I should go wrap a few more before it is too late!
2:39 pm
kthdsn

ty got it
2:39 pm
Enomis65

bye everyone>>>>
2:40 pm
kthdsn

cya enomis
2:40 pm
Dorens

bye enomis...happy eve
2:41 pm
metaleather

yw
2:41 pm
metaleather

bye Eno
2:43 pm
kthdsn

how about the bottom left E?
2:43 pm
Dorens

e + du4
2:44 pm
kthdsn

ty
2:44 pm
metaleather

brb, the tea from earlier wants to leave me
2:46 pm
P.J.

Hi all, and Merry Christmas
2:47 pm
Dorens

merry christmas hodag
2:47 pm
kthdsn

hey hodag
2:47 pm
mymuseisme

Merry Christmas hodag!
2:48 pm
P.J.

hi dorens,kithdsn,& mymuse
2:51 pm
kthdsn

what about that A on the bottom?
2:52 pm
Dorens

aa + two consonants kate
2:53 pm
kthdsn

what a stupid word lol ty
2:54 pm
Dorens

yes, but it does appear here from time to time... i recognize it...tells you how much time i spend here!
2:55 pm
austinuu

dictionary says that it's the american association of law schools
2:55 pm
kthdsn

enable is odd
2:55 pm
Frances

Am I going mad? Don't answer that! I have both A words from the bottom A and neither begin with aa!!!
2:56 pm
Dorens

now wouldn't you think that would be a proper noun?
2:56 pm
kthdsn

oh didn't even notice lol no that was from the side A
2:56 pm
Dorens

ah-- it is the word that means awake
2:56 pm
austinuu

well, maybe it's a plural
2:56 pm
Dorens

and the silly 4 comes from the second row a...sorry, my mistake
2:56 pm
Dorens

but i do have my fireworks
2:57 pm
Dorens

kate you need al5 and al6 from the bottom... conscious, awake
2:57 pm
Frances

Thanks Kate. That makes more sense.
2:57 pm
kthdsn

they're from the side one too
2:58 pm
Frances

The two bottom As begin with an surely?
2:58 pm
Dorens

ok then you nead the an words?
2:59 pm
Dorens

an + california city?
2:59 pm
Dorens

or the an6/7 combo?
2:59 pm
Dorens

which is an + anagram of country road and its plural
3:00 pm
kthdsn

thats the one
3:02 pm
metaleather

darn pot pie I heated up didn't heat all the way through... back in another couple of minutes
3:05 pm
HereBeDragons

Hi, everyone! Could I get a clue for the first se6? (the one before the se6, which I'm hoping is the se5 plural).
3:05 pm
austinuu

oops, I left my anterior anxilliary lines on the stove. brb
3:05 pm
HereBeDragons

Oops. I meant the first se5. Duh. *facepalm*
3:06 pm
jean1953

good evening again everybody Merry Christmas:)
3:06 pm
austinuu

ThereBeDragons -- any plant, shrub, or tree belonging to the genus Cassia, of the legume family, having pinnate leaves and large clusters of flowers.
3:08 pm
metaleather

hi Dragons, austin, jean
3:09 pm
HereBeDragons

Thank you, austinuu! Got them! :)
3:10 pm
HereBeDragons

What about the li5 which comes right before the unit of liquid measurement? I'm afraid it's something really obvious, but I can't figure out what.
3:11 pm
austinuu

herebedragons -- now to complete your quest, you must cut down the mightiest tree in the forest...
Wiiiiiithh.... A HERRING!
3:11 pm
periwinkle

marigold are you playing
3:11 pm
periwinkle

ollag are you still here
3:12 pm
HereBeDragons

AH! Why do I have the feeling someone is getting ready to shout "NI" at me? ;)
3:12 pm
marigold

yes
3:12 pm
periwinkle

I just made potato latkes, they came out pretty good, ate them with applesacue
3:12 pm
periwinkle

have 61 words to go and am stuck in the A's
3:13 pm
kthdsn

I can't find the 3rd N, I have a 4/4 and a 5/10, what else is there
3:13 pm
austinuu

We are now the Knights who say "Ekky-ekky-ekky-ekky-z'Bang, zoom-Boing, z'nourrrwringmm".
3:13 pm
HereBeDragons

I just started in on the As myself - left them for last today.
3:13 pm
periwinkle

can't get the first an6/18 anyone?
3:13 pm
Vicuna

another n5/10, kth.
3:13 pm
HereBeDragons

I am impressed, austinuu. I've never seen anyone attempt to spell that before! :D
3:14 pm
austinuu

kthdsn -- there are two n5/10s
3:14 pm
kthdsn

ty I'll keep looking
3:16 pm
periwinkle

NM
3:16 pm
austinuu

perwinkle -- if you had one friend named Neal, and saw him coming down the street, you might say look, theres.....
3:16 pm
periwinkle

thants austin, had that one already
3:17 pm
kthdsn

I got my N ty
3:17 pm
periwinkle

meant thanks :)
3:18 pm
austinuu

oh, I see. if you had a friend named enst.....
3:18 pm
periwinkle

right :-)
3:20 pm
kkiln

Afternoon all ...clue for the second an5/10?
3:20 pm
austinuu

in non babble news, Santra reported crossing the Libyan border
3:21 pm
jean1953

hello kkiln:)
3:22 pm
kkiln

hi Jean
3:22 pm
mo

hello everyone...happy Christmas and all the very best of everything in 2007.....hi kthdsn...hope things are improving for you and the children.
3:23 pm
jean1953

Hello mo and happy christmas to you too:)
3:23 pm
kthdsn

ty mo, we're going to try and have a lovely xmas
3:25 pm
mo

good I am so glad to hear that ...it would be a shame if you couldnt enjoy some of your time together.
3:25 pm
kthdsn

I need help with the Os please, I have 3 words related to grease
3:25 pm
kkiln

an 5/10? The second one...it is my last word!
3:26 pm
Eva

kklin-is that the Galil in your icon? Beautiful photo
3:26 pm
mo

kthy...os + vowel + consonant....hope that helps!!!
3:27 pm
kkiln

kthdsn -- change the first letter of ts 4/4.
3:27 pm
Eva

sorry I don't have the an5/10 for you-I have one -but don't know if it
3:27 pm
Eva

it's the second one....a+ccamping shelter, but change the first consonant. Do you already have it?
3:28 pm
kthdsn

ty mo and kkiln
3:28 pm
kkiln

Eva -- my icon has part of the Bahai Temple gardens in Haifa.
3:28 pm
mo

kkiln's clue is better than mine.
3:28 pm
Eva

couldn't see what that was hiding in the background. My aunt used to have an apartment very close to there.
3:29 pm
mo

can anyone help with the ir6/18 please?
3:30 pm
kkiln

Eva -- I think you gave me the first an 5/10..
3:30 pm
Eva

mo-ir + re4/4
3:31 pm
Eva

sorry-don't have the other one yet
3:31 pm
periwinkle

mo ir+ not fake
3:32 pm
mo

Eva and peri thank you wouldnt have got that without your help.
3:32 pm
periwinkle

YW mo
3:32 pm
Eva

yw
3:33 pm
mo

I am stuck on the 1st an6/18...help please?
3:34 pm
Eva

mo-like the an5/10 right after it, but with the plural letter before the last letter
3:34 pm
periwinkle

Eva you beat me to it ;)
3:35 pm
Eva

it's nice to be asked for some I actually have(-: still 41 left
3:35 pm
kkiln

If you get to the an 5/10 after the one Eva just mentioned, let me know.
3:35 pm
periwinkle

36 here
3:36 pm
mo

Eva thank you again...what a strange word!!!!
3:36 pm
periwinkle

marigold how are you doing with the grid today
3:36 pm
Eva

kkiln-that's the one I clued just before which you already had isn't it?
3:36 pm
Eva

or are there 2 in a row? I haven't looked at the list yet today
3:37 pm
metaleather

*glides gracefully back from the kitchen bearing peppermint tea and sugar cookies for all*
3:37 pm
kkiln

Eva -- there are two, but not in a row...there is a 5/10, then a 4/4 and then another 5/10. It is the last 5/10 that I need.
3:37 pm
metaleather

*well alright, not gracefully, but the cookies and tea are good anyway*
3:37 pm
mo

is it the 2nd an5 you need kkiln...because I havent got that either.
3:38 pm
marigold

I have 23 to go
3:38 pm
periwinkle

ok
3:38 pm
periwinkle

I have 35
3:39 pm
Inge2

Hello everyone. Just wanted to wish everyone a very merry Christmas.
3:39 pm
Vicuna

an5/10 - an + first 3 letters of opp of first
3:39 pm
jean1953

Hello Inge Merry Christmas to you to:)
3:39 pm
kthdsn

hi inge2
3:39 pm
Inge2

thank you, jean :)
3:39 pm
mo

Inge thank you and all the best to you and yours.
3:39 pm
Eva

thanks vicuna!
3:40 pm
periwinkle

le6 please
3:40 pm
HereBeDragons

I just got the one you need, kklin . . . try
3:40 pm
HereBeDragons

I just got the one you need, kklin . . . try
3:40 pm
Inge2

hello kth. I understand you're going through great troubles, and I wish some modicum of peace. And thanks mo
3:40 pm
kkiln

Finally found it -- it is an+ the first three letters of the gambiling city.
3:40 pm
HereBeDragons

Oops. Need to put the clue, huh? an + not first, minus the final consonant
3:40 pm
mo

Vicuna thank you too.
3:40 pm
HereBeDragons

Heh. Nevermind. Your clue is a good one, too! :D
3:40 pm
kthdsn

ty inge, we're going to try really hard to give the girls a happy christmas
3:41 pm
Eva

peri-le6 is like the legumes, but a different last consonant
3:41 pm
metaleather

hi Inge2, Merry Christmas to you too
3:41 pm
kkiln

Fireworks for me....I wish everyone a very happy holiday.
3:42 pm
Inge2

le6: religious weeks just after Mardi Gras + facial spasm t**
3:42 pm
metaleather

yayyy kkiln
3:42 pm
periwinkle

Eva I know what legumes are but don't get your clue
3:42 pm
Eva

congratulations kkiln!
3:42 pm
Inge2

thank you metal. It's nice to see you again.
3:42 pm
Inge2

yay, kk!
3:42 pm
periwinkle

Inge2, that kind of clue I understand, thanks
3:42 pm
periwinkle

thanks Eva
3:42 pm
metaleather

ty, I've been about a bit, just at odd times since bf's been working days instead of nights lately
3:44 pm
Eva

don't worry peri-we all get different clues...glaed that inge came up with a better one for you
3:44 pm
periwinkle

monkeys are pretty helpful today
3:44 pm
Inge2

I am still missing two Ls
3:44 pm
mo

I have Fireworks......I will help with clues if my brain still works after the wine!
3:44 pm
periwinkle

I am doing the L words now Inge1
3:44 pm
Inge2

Go, mo!
3:44 pm
periwinkle

meant Inge2 ;)
3:45 pm
periwinkle

congrats to you mo
3:45 pm
kkiln

congrats Mo.
3:45 pm
Inge2

What does the 8 letter word begin with?
3:45 pm
mo

ty Inge and peri and kkiln
3:45 pm
mo

ar8/40.
3:45 pm
kkiln

begins with ar.
3:46 pm
periwinkle

ar8 i plural of ar7 place where guns are kept
3:46 pm
Eva

plural of ar7
3:46 pm
Inge2

tx, kk...hmmmmm
3:46 pm
metaleather

yayyyy mo!!
3:47 pm
Inge2

ha, got them, thank yoU!
3:47 pm
mo

ty metal
3:47 pm
periwinkle

help with both li6/18 please
3:48 pm
Vicuna

li6/18 - pl of liquid measure
3:48 pm
mo

li6/18..a measure of liquid
3:48 pm
Inge2

there is the metric quarts, spelled the BRitish way
3:48 pm
Inge2

(Vicuna just clued)
3:48 pm
mkl

an6,18? The first one?
3:49 pm
metaleather

li6/18 pertaining to the spleen
3:49 pm
Vicuna

li6/18 - having to do with the spleen, recline + adj ending (first two letters of opp of nothing)
3:49 pm
metaleather

but it looks like it would be pertaining to a claim against property
3:49 pm
Inge2

If you have the an5/10 right after it, just remove the snake
3:50 pm
Vicuna

(Inge2 means put a snake INTO the an5)
3:50 pm
metaleather

an6/18 against, near ... Scottish dialectic British English word
3:50 pm
Inge2

tx, Vicuna, I neede that too
3:50 pm
jean1953

I will bid you all good night and once again Merry Christmas:)
3:50 pm
Inge2

lol, thank you Vicuna!
3:50 pm
metaleather

'night jean, and Happy Christmas to you
3:51 pm
mo

jean thank you and all the best to you too.
3:51 pm
mkl

ty
3:51 pm
Inge2

Bye, Jean, have a wonderful holiday!
3:51 pm
Vicuna

Goodnight, Jean.
3:51 pm
M.P.

Hi I have been logged in but eating dinner'
3:52 pm
mo

can we have some? M.P.
3:52 pm
periwinkle

thanks metal and Vicuna
3:53 pm
periwinkle

30 left, bbl
3:53 pm
M.P.

Clues, you mean, right? Well, not Lickety's, but I can do clues like: paint is one of the mediums for ___ (but only in plural form is it long enough)
3:54 pm
mo

NO IT IS THE DINNER WE NEED!!! lol
3:54 pm
Inge2

bye, peri
3:54 pm
contrary1

Fireworks!!
3:54 pm
Inge2

nice contrary!
3:54 pm
M.P.

OH ... well if dinner could go through the chatterbox then I would send you some ... eat candy while you do it it really helps
3:55 pm
mo

well done contrary.
3:55 pm
mo

you are so kind.
3:56 pm
metaleather

yayyy contrary
3:56 pm
mo

clues anyone before I go?
3:57 pm
M.P.

Clues on anything please!
3:57 pm
Inge2

I need clues for a last L...but not sure what I'm missing!
3:58 pm
M.P.

I keep wanting to enter "nels" even though I know it's not a word!
3:58 pm
mo

the last l is li4/4...is it that one do you think?
3:59 pm
M.P.

I am feeling lost I only have eight hours to get 155 words!
3:59 pm
Inge2

I have that, mo, thanks. I have 4 LAs, 8 LEs, and 10 LIs
3:59 pm
Inge2

Maybe Santa will come to your rescue MP
4:00 pm
kthdsn

OK i'm going to go wrap gifts while watching love actually
4:00 pm
kkiln

U are missing one LI..
4:00 pm
kthdsn

catch you all later on
4:00 pm
kthdsn

and happy xmas to anyone I don't see before
4:00 pm
Inge2

tx, KK. Bye kth. Good wishes
4:01 pm
mo

there are 11 li's Inge
4:01 pm
metaleather

{{{kt}}} have a happy holiday and remember you're much thought of here in Babble land
4:01 pm
Inge2

tx Mo...will hunt
4:01 pm
M.P.

kthdsn hope that Santa brings you some luck I know the move is hard for you you've told us
4:01 pm
mo

Happy Christmas kth...and i hope things will improve for you all.
4:03 pm
Inge2

well, to all a good night. Time to go to Mom's for some good German cookin'! Hugs.
4:04 pm
mo

good night Inge enjoy your meal and all the best for Christmas and 2007
4:06 pm
Inge2

tx Mo! same to you
4:06 pm
mo

ty
4:09 pm
mo

well if no one needs any help I will be off....hope everyone has a great Christmas and a happy and peaceful new year.
4:11 pm
metaleather

''bye mo, Happy Christmas to you also.
4:16 pm
cybernan

e from the bottom corner?
4:18 pm
grammaterri1

e+du4/7 nan
4:18 pm
metaleather

let me check nan
4:18 pm
grammaterri1

merry christmas all
4:18 pm
metaleather

e + adhesive material * * * * tape
4:19 pm
metaleather

hi grammaterri, Merry Christmas to you too
4:19 pm
grammaterri1

enjoyed the day with 3 grands, now time to babble
4:21 pm
cybernan

got it -- thank you all
4:21 pm
mkl

re5,10? It's one of the last two. I have the kidney word.
4:21 pm
metaleather

nice family time today, nice personal time tonight
4:22 pm
grammaterri1

right metal, don't have it mkl
4:22 pm
metaleather

re5/`0 illuminated again
4:22 pm
grammaterri1

lol now I do...ty metal
4:22 pm
mkl

Lordy, lordy. Thank you
4:23 pm
metaleather

yvw
4:25 pm
M.P.

I need as many clues as I can get any are fine
4:25 pm
grammaterri1

I've still got quite a bit to go
4:26 pm
M.P.

How many words do you have I have 34
4:26 pm
mkl

ok. Emberassed to ask, but ne5,10? I have the enthusiastic one
4:26 pm
metaleather

it's easier to clue if you ask for specifics MP. For which words do you want clues?
4:27 pm
M.P.

How do you tell which words you have on Lickety's metaleather?
4:27 pm
BabbleRabble

ne5 -- Homeland Security issues terrorist al****
4:28 pm
metaleather

you bring up Lickety's list on a different browser tab or window.... then enter the words you've found in the box at the top of the list... the words automatically appear in their proper place/order below
4:28 pm
mkl

That's the one that I DO have Babrab. Do you have the other?
4:29 pm
M.P.

Thanks metaleather
4:29 pm
BabbleRabble

ne 5 - diplomacy with a clenched f***
4:30 pm
metaleather

yw MP
4:30 pm
mkl

Aha. Thank you. I just couldn't pull that out of th ether
4:31 pm
Haz1558

Good afternoon/evening all.
4:32 pm
BabbleRabble

Hello and happy holidays, Haz
4:32 pm
M.P.

Okay did that here's one I need AL5,10
4:32 pm
metaleather

hi Haz, Happy Christmas
4:33 pm
M.P.

Hi Haz hope your Christmas is going well
4:33 pm
Haz1558

Thanks Babble and metal - taking a break to see how everyone's getting on.
4:33 pm
metaleather

which one MP, there are more than one al5/10
4:34 pm
Haz1558

al5/10 - a stranger in a foreign land or a plus what the organised person writes to keep track of tasks.
4:34 pm
M.P.

The first listed please thanks for the correction I'm slowly understanding it
4:34 pm
BabbleRabble

al 5 -- Sahara Des***
4:34 pm
LUCKY

*****MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND HAPPY BABBLING!!
4:35 pm
Haz1558

Be al5/10 to all clues given....
4:35 pm
metaleather

hi Lucky, Mery Christmas to you too
4:35 pm
cybernan

bye lucky and to you!
4:35 pm
Haz1558

Hello lucky and happy Christmas to you as well.
4:35 pm
M.P.

Okay got both of those now thanks I'll give anothe rI want a clue for anybody want a clue?
4:35 pm
LUCKY

thanks metaleather and cybernan and Haz boy all of you are there
4:36 pm
M.P.

All three AL4,4's please!
4:36 pm
LUCKY

need to go have fun!!!! BYE
4:37 pm
Haz1558

al4/4 can be plural beer, illuminated, not only but al4/4
4:38 pm
metaleather

bye Lucky, have fun for me too.
4:39 pm
M.P.

Sorry didn't get those don't understand them Haz I'll try and get them but any others I still need the first word on the whole list
4:40 pm
Haz1558

The very first word on the list is aa4/4. Add the first initials of a hallucinatory drug.
4:40 pm
M.P.

Okay, got the 'illuminated plural' thing
4:40 pm
BabbleRabble

al 4/4 - dogs, wolves, horses are *nim*ls
4:41 pm
Haz1558

The plural is the beer, the illuminated is different. The other al4/4 indicates 'as well'
4:42 pm
M.P.

Haz I am not allowed to know about drugs even though I'm eleven so I don't get any of your clues
4:42 pm
Haz1558

Ah - so we need to pitch things at a different level, I didn't know your age.
4:42 pm
M.P.

Got 'as well', thanks
4:42 pm
cybernan

an 6?
4:43 pm
M.P.

it's okay some don't believe me
4:43 pm
Haz1558

an6/18 - Scots against.
4:45 pm
metaleather

'bye all, I'm signing out for the evening.

Happy or Merry whatever you choose to celebrate.... and have a great day even if you don't celebrate.
4:45 pm
M.P.

Bye
4:46 pm
BabbleRabble

bye, metaleather
4:46 pm
cybernan

thanks haz --- one I haven't heard, I guess!
4:46 pm
inge

Just dropped in to wish the afternoon crew a Frohe Weihnachten. See you all tomorrow.
4:46 pm
Haz1558

Bye metal - have a good time yourself.
4:46 pm
cybernan

Bye inge -- Merry Christmas to you!
4:46 pm
metaleather

'bye inge and happy/merry
4:46 pm
Haz1558

You're welcome cybernan.
4:46 pm
metaleather

*poof*
4:46 pm
Haz1558

Thanks inge - have a good day tomorrow.
4:46 pm
periwinkle

HI all, 2nd st6/21 please
4:47 pm
BabbleRabble

an 6/18 -- a motor is another word for a car **gine; cities have avenues and **reets
4:47 pm
Haz1558

st6/21 - st plus a word that sounds like 'anger' with a w missing at the front
4:48 pm
BabbleRabble

st 6 -- The Grapes of W****
4:48 pm
Haz1558

It means a wide valley in Scots.
4:48 pm
periwinkle

thanks Haz and Babble
4:48 pm
M.P.

It said that they didn't exist in the puzzle
4:48 pm
M.P.

Am I doing something wrong aren't those the words?
4:49 pm
Haz1558

M P - you must be typing in the words wrongly. How many words have you found so far?
4:49 pm
M.P.

I have found 37 let me try again after that I have to log out
4:50 pm
Haz1558

Okay - with practice you will find the words more easily.
4:50 pm
inge

BabbleRabble I love your bio readings. I hope Kate reads them as well
4:50 pm
BabbleRabble

Thank you
4:50 pm
M.P.

Thanks, yeah I know, bye it's only my, what, fifth puzzle
4:51 pm
inge

i am still hanging around since I want to change my icon to the Christmas card my husband created this year..
4:51 pm
Haz1558

Give you a few months, you'll have these done in no time.
4:52 pm
arleneehm

I think you are doing well M.P. (a whole lot better than I was doing at that point)
4:52 pm
arleneehm

Hi all
4:53 pm
cybernan

ir?
4:53 pm
Haz1558

Hello arlene.
4:53 pm
renfield

i'm stymied...sl 5 please
4:53 pm
BabbleRabble

Hello and Merry Christmas, arlene
4:53 pm
Haz1558

ir6/18 - add the opposite of fake
4:53 pm
inge

Hi arlene and rennie
4:53 pm
renfield

hey ya inge!!!!
4:54 pm
Haz1558

sl5 - comparative for the adjective that describes a fox.
4:54 pm
BabbleRabble

ir - land is sometimes referred to as **** estate
4:54 pm
inge

sl 5: sl + li 4
4:55 pm
cybernan

ty rabble
4:55 pm
renfield

yay thanks dude and dedettes
4:55 pm
periwinkle

both ra5/10 please
4:55 pm
renfield

now only 83 more to go
4:55 pm
Haz1558

Any time, renfield.
4:55 pm
periwinkle

got the mat ra5
4:55 pm
periwinkle

meant math ra5
4:55 pm
inge

both start with the rodent
4:56 pm
inge

first one has two vowels, second has a vowel and snake
4:56 pm
Scrabbler

1 left--2nd si6,18...help please.
4:56 pm
Haz1558

ra5/10 - add plurals and vowels to the rodent, though not necessarily in that order
4:56 pm
Haz1558

si6/18 - singular Miss Miller?
4:56 pm
periwinkle

thanks Haz and inge
4:57 pm
Haz1558

The second one is si plus a lovers' road
4:57 pm
inge

Scrabbler , like the Christmas song ****** night, holy night
4:57 pm
Scrabbler

??Miss Miller
4:57 pm
Haz1558

Scrabbler - sorry -the lovers road is the clue for the second one
4:57 pm
inge

sorrym, I didnt count right
4:58 pm
Scrabbler

That's it, Hazel. Done--not too bad today. Yesterday's grid was more coma-inducing.
4:58 pm
arleneehm

wtg scrabbler
4:58 pm
Haz1558

Congratulations Scrabbler!
4:59 pm
inge

bravo, Scrabbler
4:59 pm
Scrabbler

TY all for clues. Anybody want clues?
4:59 pm
periwinkle

WTG Scrabbler
4:59 pm
arleneehm

116 of them.... lol
5:00 pm
Haz1558

Well, I should take myself off to finish setting the table for lunch tomorrow. If I don't see you tomorrow, have a very Happy Christmas everyone!
5:00 pm
Scrabbler

Where shall I start, arlene?
5:00 pm
periwinkle

3rd re5/10
5:00 pm
Scrabbler

Merry Christmas, Hazel!
5:00 pm
inge

Thanks haz, you too
5:01 pm
arleneehm

the e in the lower left corner.... it's driving me nutso
5:01 pm
Haz1558

Oh and Babble - your icon writing is really good today. I love the bit about doing a good turn and not being found out. Byee!
5:01 pm
Scrabbler

Concerning the kidney, peri. Tell me if that doesn't help.
5:01 pm
inge

re 5/10 related to kdiney function
5:01 pm
Scrabbler

e + **** tape (universal repair tape)
5:01 pm
periwinkle

sheesh and I once worked with dialysis patients, thanks Scrabbler
5:02 pm
periwinkle

can't see the 2nd re4 word
5:02 pm
periwinkle

just found it and got FIREWORKS
5:02 pm
arleneehm

thank scrabbler..... I kept trying to do euchre....
5:02 pm
Scrabbler

Whaooo peri!
5:02 pm
arleneehm

wtg peri
5:03 pm
periwinkle

Thanks for all the help and for all who are celebrating it: A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS
5:03 pm
inge

bravo peri
5:03 pm
Scrabbler

Well, give that up, arlene.
5:03 pm
arleneehm

you too Peri
5:03 pm
Scrabbler

Enoy tomorrow, Periwinkle!!
5:04 pm
periwinkle

see you all tomorrow
5:04 pm
kthdsn

finally wrapped and ready :)
5:06 pm
Scrabbler

What a relief, Kate. Are the girls excited out of their minds?
5:07 pm
bleugirl2

CU 7/36 the second one please
5:07 pm
kthdsn

yeah, took ages to get them to sleep
5:08 pm
Scrabbler

When you read the newspaper you are reading cu***** affairs.
5:08 pm
kthdsn

I did so much shopping and I've ended up with 3 really small looking piles, I could have sworn I'd bought more than I did
5:09 pm
bleugirl2

Duh! Thx Scrabbler
5:09 pm
bleugirl2

I am also not seeing the ANs 5s and 6s
5:09 pm
bleugirl2

and 7
5:10 pm
grammaterri1

cu6/24 anyone? ty
5:10 pm
arleneehm

an + boys name ; then plural
5:10 pm
Scrabbler

What you use in your hair to get waves= cu6, then pl for 7,24
5:11 pm
arleneehm

thanks scarbbler.....
5:11 pm
grammaterri1

oh duh lol ty scrabbler
5:13 pm
Scrabbler

1st an6,18 = an + "After this th**, we will...." + abbrev for road or avenue
5:13 pm
Scrabbler

1st an5,10= an + abbrev for ear, nose and throat MD
5:13 pm
Scrabbler

((These weird words are quite difficult to clue!))
5:14 pm
Scrabbler

Next an5,10 = an + rescue collie dog of the 1960's, ***sie.
5:15 pm
Scrabbler

Next an6,18 (then 7,28 is pl) = an + man's name, homonym for playwright Neil Simon
5:15 pm
Scrabbler

That is the list of an5's and an6's, bleugirl.
5:16 pm
arleneehm

scrabbler, they are great clues...
5:17 pm
Scrabbler

They are good clues only if someone understands them.
5:17 pm
kthdsn

can I have a clue for the last O, I have 3 grease related words and os4
5:18 pm
Scrabbler

os4,4= os + first 2 letters of Canadian woman below
5:19 pm
Scrabbler

Sorry, os 5 is what you need, = willow branch
5:19 pm
kthdsn

ah ty
5:20 pm
kthdsn

oooh arlene you're in toronto, will you come to the babble meet up I'm arranging when I finally get out there
5:21 pm
arleneehm

sure thing..... when are you coming out?
5:21 pm
Scrabbler

Where in TO do you live, arlene? I live south of Buffalo.
5:21 pm
kthdsn

as soon as possible, hoping for jan 11th but the money hasn't materialised yet
5:21 pm
arleneehm

I'm in Etobicoke, just off the lakeshore.
5:22 pm
kthdsn

I've always wondered how to pronounce that place...
5:22 pm
Scrabbler

I always love saying that name, Etobicoke.
5:22 pm
arleneehm

me, too....
5:23 pm
arleneehm

e- to- bi -co
5:23 pm
Scrabbler

Once a group of us drove up to TO for the Canadian Open Tennis Tournament and we got lost leaving the city. When we saw the signs for Montreal and saw the lake on our right, we knew we were in big trouble!
5:24 pm
kthdsn

oh ok, nothing like I would have said it lol
5:24 pm
arleneehm

yep, that would indicate the wrong direction.
5:24 pm
Scrabbler

401, 403......Don Mills....chaos and confusion. Then getting directions from a foreigner at a gas station makes it worse.
5:26 pm
arleneehm

i'm still learning and I've been here 4 years
5:29 pm
pam

hi, all
5:29 pm
arleneehm

hi pam
5:30 pm
Scrabbler

Hi Pam!!!
5:30 pm
kthdsn

hi pam
5:30 pm
pam

hi, scrabbler, arlene, and kate
5:30 pm
pam

Kate, I asked about you a few hours ago. How are you doing?
5:31 pm
kthdsn

very emotional today but I got a call from my mum which cheered me up loads
5:32 pm
pam

oh, good. Because when I asked, I was told you were upset and I felt badly. Is your husband making it hard for you to go? And, how are the girls?
5:34 pm
kthdsn

the girls are fine, excited about tomorrow. He's neither here nor there right now, he keeps saying he'll be here for the girls sake til we can leave, but he keeps not turning up, I have given him one last chance to try and do what I think is the right thing and be here for them, I hope to god he takes it and actually comes home
5:35 pm
pam

you would think he would understand how important tomorrow is for the girls. You have no idea how sorry I am for all that you are going through. And, I know it seems like this isn't so, but it will get better.
5:36 pm
kthdsn

I thought I was ready to let go, I thought I could get over him, but then I saw his face today and realised just how much I love him, it breaks my heart that I can't show him how I feel
5:37 pm
Scrabbler

You can love him AND also realize that he is not acting like a responsible husband and father. But love is not enough to make a healthy relationship, and he has proven that.
5:38 pm
pam

I know, Kate. I know. It wasn't long ago that I came on this chat to tell people my story. And, they were right. i had to take care of me, and do my own work and let time do the rest. But, I don't have kids... Try to remember it's not about you. That he didn't tell you how he was feeling, that this is his issue.
5:39 pm
kthdsn

I know, he knows too, he's promised me that he will try for them, he's still trying to get some money for us so we can get the hell out of here, I just hope he doesn't blow it again, because if he does, I'll have to get rid of him and tell the girls how it is, and I don't think I can bring myself to tell them
5:42 pm
kthdsn

All I can do right now is make sure my girls have a lovely christmas whether he turns up or not, I think he will show up, I really hope he does
5:43 pm
pam

Well, i certainly hope he shows up for their sake.
5:43 pm
Scrabbler

One idea is to say, "Sometimes grown-ups have trouble with being grown-ups, and your father is now having a hard time being a husband and a father." Let them know that things are NOT their fault or their responsiblity to fix. Let them know it is a grown-up problem, and it is OK to be sad,mad and confused.
5:43 pm
pam

Well put, scrabbler.
5:44 pm
arleneehm

very well put.... also mention that you are sad, mad and confused as well.
5:47 pm
Scrabbler

Part of growing up is to have one's feelings listened to and validated, and then to learn to make healthy decisions with feelings. i.e. tantrums don't work; using alcohol is unhealthy.....but discussing feelings (or drawing pictures or writing stories= for kids) and solving problems is how to deal with life.
5:48 pm
Scrabbler

Sorry, I am getting carried away, but I am trying to give you some concrete ideas, Kate.
5:49 pm
Scrabbler

Anybody need clues before I go?? My bunnies are ready for their salads. (Callie came running in here to notify me with some ankle nips.)
5:50 pm
kthdsn

sorry I am reading, just forgot to answer
5:50 pm
arleneehm

not right scrabbler... thanks for the previous ones.
5:50 pm
arleneehm

have a good holiday
5:50 pm
pam

yes, scrabbler, enjoy!
5:51 pm
arleneehm

that should have been 'not right now'
5:51 pm
cybernan

2nd se 5?
5:52 pm
godthaab

Hey! yay for Etobicoke!
5:52 pm
Scrabbler

OK, off to make 4 salads. Merry Christmas everyone! See you tomorrow! 2nd se5==rhymes with the high intelligence club, M****
5:53 pm
Scrabbler

(((Kate))) & (((Pam)))----2007 WILL be better AND easier for both of you!!
5:54 pm
pam

Thanks, Scrabbler!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(((((()))))))
) Back at you!
6:00 pm
cybernan

thanks, scrabbler --- bye
6:00 pm
pam

bbl
6:03 pm
arleneehm

i need to run too...... have a good night all and a wonderful day tomorrow.
6:05 pm
purple piggy

hi all
6:05 pm
purple piggy

...
6:12 pm
purple piggy

ppl?
6:13 pm
cybernan

3rd li 5/10, please?
6:14 pm
purple piggy

soz?
6:14 pm
purple piggy

wt?
6:14 pm
oggy

merry christmas everybody, hope you all have a good one. has anyone got a clue for ir6/18 please.
6:15 pm
flosey

ir + owning land is **** estate
6:15 pm
cybernan

Hi oggiy -- ir + not fake
6:16 pm
oggy

thanks flosey/cybernan that was my last one, now im done.
6:17 pm
flosey

WTG Oggy, I've been popping in and out, quite a way to go yet for me
6:17 pm
cybernan

Congrats, oggie --- 3rd li 5/10, please?
6:19 pm
oggy

its a monetary coin from lithuania
6:21 pm
cybernan

thanks oggie --- an 6/18 (first one)?
6:23 pm
oggy

an6 is same as the 5/10 after it but with an s b4 the t
6:24 pm
inge

testing. Just wanted to see my new icon, which was our Christmas card this year . Supper awaits. Merry Christmas to all
6:24 pm
cybernan

thank you ---- fireworks!!! Must run and help Sera with the supper -- bye all and Merry Christmas!
6:25 pm
oggy

wtg cyber
6:25 pm
grammaterri1

bye nan merry christmas
6:27 pm
P.J.

Merry Christmas gang
6:27 pm
flosey

any clues for ed5 please
6:28 pm
stidmama

hello all -- merry christmas to those who are celebrating today and tomorrow.
6:28 pm
mirandapan

Happy holidays, everyone--ta 7?
6:28 pm
flosey

Merry Christmas Stid, hodag, miranda, and all
6:29 pm
stidmama

so flosey -- how are the kids? details, details (or if you already told, I'll look back in the log) :-)
6:29 pm
mirandapan

Merry Christmas Flosey--my son's b-day today--we're having sushi
6:29 pm
P.J.

Merry Christmas flosey
6:30 pm
garyandjulie

merry christmas one and all
6:30 pm
stidmama

happy birthday mirandapan! I love sushi!
6:30 pm
Katydid0615

flossy, kids are tax ded***ions, minus the first d
6:31 pm
flosey

Hi Stid - have had a super great time, they had planned to leave mid day today but are catching the last ferry off the island - quick supper now
6:31 pm
mirandapan

thanks, stid--it all started when it was the only restaurant open on Christmas Eve--but it's a great tradition now. Andre's 29.
6:31 pm
flosey

thanks Katy
6:31 pm
stidmama

well enjoy, flosey! So glad they could be with you longer!
6:31 pm
Katydid0615

yw flosey
6:32 pm
konnyr

gimme a hint!
6:32 pm
flosey

indeed, every extra hour means so much
6:32 pm
Katydid0615

a hint for what konny?
6:33 pm
konnyr

can somebody crude give me a real hint or does nobody give a rats ass about my sane-ity
6:33 pm
konnyr

can somebody crude give me a real hint or does nobody give a rats ass about my sane-ity
6:34 pm
Katydid0615

well that leaves me out then.
6:36 pm
DS927

Take it elsewhere konnyr. This is a decent board that doesn't use profanity.
6:36 pm
konnyr

I wholeheartedly appologize
6:37 pm
garyandjulie

can anyone give me a clue for the middle columnn L please?
6:38 pm
konnyr

_____ we forget.
6:39 pm
konnyr

to give someone something temporarily
6:39 pm
garyandjulie

sorry i meant third row across
6:40 pm
garyandjulie

single L
6:40 pm
garyandjulie

great clues though konny thanks
6:40 pm
kthdsn

it's an le4/4
6:40 pm
kthdsn

le + et **
6:41 pm
garyandjulie

cheers kth
6:44 pm
aknitter

evening all, can anyone clue me the 8?
6:46 pm
P.J.

hi aknitter
6:46 pm
stidmama

hello knitter *waiting for 8 clue* :-)
6:46 pm
aknitter

every one all wrapped?
6:46 pm
kthdsn

yep, finished about an hour ago
6:46 pm
garyandjulie

and under tree knitter
6:47 pm
aknitter

personally I am not wrapped too tight!! but my gifts are
6:47 pm
garyandjulie

apart from laptop gary bought me and stupidly let me have last night
6:47 pm
stidmama

wouldn
6:48 pm
stidmama

ugh. wouldn't mind being more wrapped...
6:48 pm
aknitter

ooo new computer
6:48 pm
mcurlschool

all wrapped up and no where to go!
6:48 pm
stidmama

julie, I would not care when I got to unwrap a new laptop! LOL
6:48 pm
garyandjulie

didn't take to long to do mine this year as hubby helped out
6:49 pm
garyandjulie

lol stid and knitter. been bugging hubby all year long and he finally took the hint
6:50 pm
ConXshun

Happy Christmas everybody!
6:50 pm
stidmama

(whatever works, julie) ;-) Apparently Tom didn't forget to get me a gift this year, just forgot where he stashed it!
6:50 pm
garyandjulie

you to con
6:50 pm
stidmama

and to you, ConXshun!
6:50 pm
aknitter

cool icon conx
6:51 pm
garyandjulie

btdt one to stid, founf them in march and gave as Easter pressies
6:51 pm
ConXshun

thanks aknitter! I'm just looking in. it's 2am here - early early christmas morning... :)
6:52 pm
aknitter

2 am -- santa will not come if you are awake
6:52 pm
stidmama

what got you up so early, ConXshun? are you feeling okay?
6:52 pm
ConXshun

I was wondering if anybody would be around about now... :))
6:52 pm
ConXshun

I'm fine thanks stidmama. I'm not up early - just abed too late! Had to finish the grid you see... ;)
6:53 pm
ConXshun

ah! aknitter! indeed. I must be asleep soon, to give Santa time...
6:53 pm
stidmama

oh my! I wouldn't ever make it up that long and still be able to type! *amazed expression* LOL and did you finish then?
6:53 pm
stidmama

does the 8 follow logically from the AR 7?
6:54 pm
cindasu

yes stid a pl
6:54 pm
libarebel

yes, ar 8 is the plural of weapons stash
6:54 pm
ConXshun

AND i'm enjoying a lagavulin 16 yr old! Must finish that before lying down... and yes - just got fireworks *grins*
6:54 pm
stidmama

*facepalm* duh! i was wrapping the word the wrong way! Thanks all!
6:54 pm
aknitter

according to norad santa is in brazil at the moment
6:55 pm
ConXshun

So... anyone need clues, while I can still type? And I've had a good day - unexpectedly enough. so I am happy tonight and awake and :) waiting for santa to return from brazil
6:56 pm
stidmama

YAY ConXshun! (what's lagavulin?)
6:56 pm
bonkler

let's hope the brazillians can take him down. we have to fight the santanistas over there, so we don't have to fight them here
6:56 pm
garyandjulie

why is santa in brazil? or are you tracking his flight path online?
6:56 pm
stidmama

ROFL bonkler!
6:56 pm
ConXshun

ty stidmama. Lagavulin is a singel malt scotch whisky
6:56 pm
stidmama

okay, how about the CU 7?
6:57 pm
stidmama

oh! and older is better, like with stollen and lebkuchen?
6:57 pm
ConXshun

its an electricity thing.... what goes through the wires
6:57 pm
Frances

stid
cu7/36 now
6:57 pm
ConXshun

yes stidmama... yum :) and you can't rush it.
6:58 pm
stidmama

thanks again!
6:58 pm
MayneGuy

Merry Christmas Eve all!
6:58 pm
ConXshun

merry christmas Maynegirl
6:59 pm
stidmama

here I am, not a drop of likker in me, and I can't see the apparently obvious ones.... :-( *wondering if likker would help*
6:59 pm
bleugirl2

LE 6/21?
6:59 pm
garyandjulie

nd you Maynegirl :)
6:59 pm
stidmama

hello Mayne! did Kahlua arrive yet? when does the party begin?
6:59 pm
aknitter

likker can't hurt stid
6:59 pm
MayneGuy

Taking a break - rest of family playing a game
6:59 pm
Kahlua

Mommy!!!
6:59 pm
ConXshun

one christmas eve stidmama, liqour will most definitely help. Santa uses it all the time! ;)
6:59 pm
MayneGuy

Hey Stid - We went down to Kahlua's last week!
6:59 pm
raelite

hello all, merry christmas :)
6:59 pm
P.J.

back at cha Mayne
6:59 pm
MayneGuy

Baby Girl!
7:00 pm
stidmama

I know that -- but I thought she was bringing her father's book home with her today!
7:00 pm
ConXshun

merry christmas raelite
7:00 pm
stidmama

hi Kahlua!
7:00 pm
MayneGuy

I find the best way to keep things smooth is to keep them well oiled!
7:00 pm
Kahlua

Hubby LOVED the b-day gift
7:00 pm
bleugirl2

can I get a clue for LE 6/21? It's prolly something ez
7:00 pm
stidmama

hello rae!
7:00 pm
P.J.

tree
7:00 pm
Kahlua

hey stid
7:00 pm
raelite

thanks conx, you too, hope you are revelling well :)
7:00 pm
MayneGuy

That's New Year's with Yosh's family
7:01 pm
MayneGuy

Excellent - Kashi wants to know if package arrived
7:01 pm
Kahlua

I just found out that you're in olympia...I am actually in tacoma
7:01 pm
stidmama

oh! I get so confused LOL
7:01 pm
ConXshun

bleugirl le 6/21 is le 4/4 with an ending...
7:01 pm
MayneGuy

Yosh being my hubby
7:01 pm
bonkler

look at all the canadians. it's an invasion! dang socialized mediciners...oughta be a law...lol
7:01 pm
Kahlua

it did and I wrapped it up...need clues thou
7:01 pm
stidmama

yes Kahlua -- drove past you twice yesterday, taking riemann north to Bellevue and then home again.
7:01 pm
aknitter

2nd cu 7/36 please
7:02 pm
MayneGuy

and being short form of Yoshimi
7:02 pm
raelite

to make your hair twisty you use this
7:02 pm
stidmama

*hands bonkler mulled wine*
7:02 pm
ConXshun

I am indeed revelling, thank you raelite.
7:02 pm
stidmama

I wondered, we have a friend we call "Yosh" who is Yoshiki
7:02 pm
bonkler

thanks stid!
7:02 pm
MayneGuy

I'll take some of that mulled wine, Stidmama!
7:02 pm
aknitter

i have the hair one it is the other cu 7 i am seaking
7:02 pm
aknitter

seeking
7:03 pm
Kahlua

I'm nogging it right now
7:03 pm
raelite

so sorry - it's the speed of the river...
7:03 pm
stidmama

ha. and found my last fishy little C
7:03 pm
stidmama

*starts mulled wine fountain flowing*
7:03 pm
ConXshun

aknitter the other cu has to do with electricity - the thing running through the wires.... or... things 'now'
7:03 pm
aknitter

ty raelite
7:03 pm
MayneGuy

Oooh - lovely fountain Stid!
7:04 pm
Frances

aknitter
cu7/36 now or electrical cu7/36
7:04 pm
MayneGuy

mmmmmmm
7:04 pm
stidmama

Kahlua, if you want to do a Babble meet-up sometime, there is a nice little cafe at the Tacoma Art Museum...
7:04 pm
P.J.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!!!
7:04 pm
aknitter

ahhh splashing in the fountain what fun, son't worry my feet are clean
7:04 pm
ConXshun

stidmama - I can't mix drinks... will you save me some for tomorrow, please?
7:04 pm
raelite

you getting these winds too, Stid?
7:04 pm
bonkler

i for one am disappointed that hitato isn't a word. we need an elevated spud.
7:04 pm
ConXshun

Good night Hodag, Happy Christmas!
7:04 pm
MayneGuy

Whasha prolem con?
7:04 pm
FranMag

hi all! Mele Kalikimaka from Hawaii!
7:05 pm
stidmama

no rae, we seem to be calm tonight. Are you blustery?
7:05 pm
FranMag

night hohohodag!
7:05 pm
ConXshun

lol mayne girl... I see your point. maybe I just need to dive in :)
7:05 pm
bleugirl2

still can't find the LE 6. been drinking bailey's mint so bear with me
7:05 pm
raelite

yes, very much so...tail wind for santa, I suppose
7:05 pm
stidmama

Mele Kalikimaka is the Thing to SAY..... *voice cracks* just sec, need more wine in my mulling spices
7:05 pm
MayneGuy

We're getting them here, rae! Made the chile already for tonite in case we lose power - but don't know how to cook a turkey in an airtight!
7:05 pm
stidmama

yes ConXshun, will have more mulled wine when you wake up (if you ever get to sleep(
7:06 pm
raelite

I'm glad you guys have power at all after the last storm!
7:06 pm
MayneGuy

Absolulyy con!! :)))))
7:06 pm
bleugirl2

nevermind i got it!
7:06 pm
FranMag

bleu, le6 has to do with the 40 days before easter, add a suffix
7:06 pm
stidmama

LE 6 looks like a adjectived pre-Easter time in the Christian year
7:06 pm
ConXshun

le 6 = a time before easter (6 weeks LE**) with an ending... T**S are nasty tiny little mites.
7:07 pm
stidmama

me too, rae! *look of relief* I was tired of being cold and wearing all my sweaters at once
7:07 pm
ConXshun

shnot sho bad mayne! :))
7:07 pm
stidmama

I hope your power stays on, Canadian friends!
7:07 pm
MayneGuy

Hey raelite - we're almost neighbours - I'm on Mayne Island (as you may have guessed!)
7:07 pm
stidmama

*giggling at ConXshun*
7:07 pm
FranMag

very cool icon bleu!
7:08 pm
ConXshun

shtidmammaa, Ish good shtuf! :))
7:08 pm
FranMag

i just finished if anyone would like a clue.
7:08 pm
MayneGuy

Con - I think you we may be kindred spirits!
7:08 pm
bleugirl2

Thx Fran
7:08 pm
MayneGuy

umm - you get the drift
7:08 pm
ConXshun

culd be mayne - sh good advise you give ;)
7:08 pm
ConXshun

well done franmag!
7:08 pm
MayneGuy

Woohooo Frannie
7:08 pm
stidmama

YAY Fran!
7:08 pm
bleugirl2

how about the NE 5's
7:08 pm
greengeeny

Merry Merry Christmas everybody!!!
7:09 pm
FranMag

hi GG!
7:09 pm
MayneGuy

Hey GG - Merry merry to you too!
7:09 pm
FranMag

bleu, ne5/10 is one who "ne"s
7:09 pm
stidmama

hey greeny!
7:09 pm
kthdsn

I'm stuck on the D, are they all du's?
7:09 pm
greengeeny

I am enjoying some dry salami au poivre with gorgonzola crumbles and a little (well, a lot) of Chateau St. Michelle Chardonnay....the children are nestled in their beds
7:09 pm
Kahlua

How big a bird this year mom?
7:09 pm
FranMag

second ne5/10 is a mild expletive, rhymes with a car rental company, but use a different consonant on the end.
7:10 pm
FranMag

yes kate.
7:10 pm
MayneGuy

18 pounds!!
7:10 pm
ConXshun

hello GG. have shum mulled wine..:)
7:10 pm
Kahlua

holy crap!
7:10 pm
MayneGuy

shreeelly good GG!
7:10 pm
greengeeny

you are cute con...I believe I will join you
7:10 pm
stidmama

mmm. tom is making pizza for the boys, I am eating leftovers. That's okay -- I can't eat their pizza and the leftovers aren't enough for four.... *doubltake* 18 POUNDS?
7:10 pm
BabbleRabble

all du's, kate
7:11 pm
MayneGuy

Welly - you know - Glenn, Kashi are bottomless pits...
7:11 pm
stidmama

LA 6 please? I have the LA 5 if it builds off that...
7:11 pm
FranMag

I have a 13 lber in the oven right now, we're going to other people's homes tomorrow, so tonight we're having a small family dinner.
7:11 pm
greengeeny

How long does an 18 pound turkey cook for????
7:11 pm
ConXshun

where dya get a bird that size? the biggest over here I could get was just under 3 kg... so I had to get two!
7:11 pm
MayneGuy

My family LOVES turkey sandwiches!!
7:11 pm
greengeeny

I just started, only have 41 words
7:11 pm
Kahlua

I'm doing a 13 pounder
7:11 pm
ConXshun

chheeeersch GG!
7:12 pm
stidmama

go greeny go! I have 49 remaining
7:12 pm
MayneGuy

bottomsshh up gg and con
7:12 pm
Kahlua

who's making the stuffing??
7:12 pm
FranMag

the first turkey i ever cooked was 21 lbs!
7:12 pm
FranMag

go stid! go GG!
7:12 pm
MayneGuy

Moi of course!!!!
7:12 pm
ConXshun

la 6 dubber cons in midd