Let the babbling begin :)). PLus I am on holiday for the next week....so maybe more intense babbling, but less often as away from PC at times :((
To Rodders and Dimwit!, I dont have the luxury of swanning about all day....some of us have to teach!!!! But I still beat you both!!!!
Anyone get anything higher than a 6?
To Sapphie, I'm hurt. Yesterday I taught a whole lesson!
Yep 1 7 so far. After yesterdays ignominious defeat, that really makes me feel like I'm cleaning up in this puzzle. It's the little victories, I guess! :-)
To Sapphie....i didn't realise that playing with sand and water was classified as teaching!....you need some 'dentist' appointments soon...;-)
good morning all
ewww yesterdays puzzles was damn difficult, but I begin to hate this one too grrr
I play Babble offline by printing the puzzle and writing down words - then come to the computer and type them. Saves me money.
sini, that's too hard for me. i'd at least want to use a word processor, then cut & paste my words. you could also spell check before putting em in. :)
sapphie, i'm out of town this weekend, and wondering if i should take my laptop with me or let beluga *withdraw* for a few days.
this one looks extremely challenging; glad to sit it out. :)
Beluga....backing down from a toughie? I am at 1133 now. Surely you can beat that!
Hey, I'm in the puzzle...
You wanna know the stats?
Go get 'em guys!
My score from yesterday was 80-90 points higher than what is listed. Why would that be?
i *do* have a life outside babble, counselor. :)
but just this once, nil will play long enough to surpass 1133, so as not to disappoint beluga's public. ;)
im pretty stuck, i need some hints
Hmm.. just starting another 8 hr day but already I can tell I ain't gonna like this one!
mammals 3 birds 0 so far
I'm at 107/1039 and gunning for lawyer's 1133, but don't think I'm gonna make it...
eeeee.....sorry, but I made it up to 113/4.46/1300 and then quit. It sounds like a good score, but the usuals will beat it by a wide margin.
No time to play today :( Pity, im hooked on this now
I presume you wrote that comment in one of your many 'frees' Dimster.
This grid is a real foka.
Hmm beluga/nil....I may just have to take the lappy with me :))
Well, I'm not going to beat anyone with my score, but I can beat nil/beluga's total of animals - 4 (including one slang word, admittedly).
i left that one out on purpose, put it out to pasture so to speak
Ah well, looks like I'll just have to make do with abject failure and my lowly 7 letter word...And, for some unknown reason, I keep thinking bandwidth is there, dammit.
yup, strange that it's so much easier to see non-existent words. :(
There are at least 6 or 7 animals, from the common to the arcane.
75 4.39 719 , but still no 7,8 or 9's ...bummer, i stink at gettign the longer words :(
found one of the obscure ones; distant giraffe relative, i believe
cheers for the giraffe clue beluga :)
aaaa.....one 7 at least!!
Oh yes and a second 7....*sapphie does happy dance*
The 8-letter word is an animal, and the 9 is it's plural.
Cheers l-1, will have a look for that after my tea ;)
their is at lease one bird name in the puzzle
Gah, I'm terrible; only one six and none of the sevens/eights/nines.
Back from my tea refreshed and on a roll 100 4.42 1046 . Still no 8 or 9. And off to watch BBLB soon. but glad I got a ton up!!
alright, cant take it anymore, im done with 47/4.30/400
115/1164, still missing that 8 & 9
think i got de berd
found a legit bird :)
Dang...can't find that bird LOL!!!
got another 7, for 113/4.40/1185. i may regret "sitting this one out." :)
sapphie, look southward for the bird
LOL....gotcha beluga :)) Cheers, that was a bit obvious, like wren yesterday which took me forever to see LOL!!!
just to check...was it worth 33?
what? OBVIOUS? NO! I cant see anything, why am i retarded?
LOL got a second bird ....think it was yours 11 points
Silly me.....I thought the 11 point one was a fruit!
or a bloke with an odd accent
can i have a hint about this bird? cuz apparently im blind.
well one might be a fruit
Good clue on the giraffe relative hint.
aah, this is annoying. can't find 6 letter words, not even one i apparently gave a clue to! :( but no more clues on that one, please, i am determined to find this elusive creature.
Woot, found the 8 and the 9 through the random letter method.
Well, I only found one 7, and I couldn't find the 8 or 9, but I learned a lot of new words today and I'm quitting at 150.
got the bird, thanks to audubon society web page...116/4.41/1224 is ok for a day off.
OK, got the birds, but this 8 letter animal is killing me. Is it a common animal? Have I heard of it?
1244 actually, shortchanged myself.
It's driving me nuts too. I'm having a hard time walking away without having those two.
i think i know what it ends in (the 8/9 letter animal)....but having trouble getting the starting letters
...if that makes sense.
So beluga you did get the 33 point bird??? !!!
yes, i did; never heard of it, your bird knowledge is impressive.
Hey!!! (slightly merry now)....we should run a General Vanya sweepstake.
Like at the start of the Babble day we all guess the point score of the General!!!LOL Winner gets......zip!!!
night all going to bed....past midnight!!!
Hey KHDavies -- stop looking for the 8-ltr word and tell me when we're running tomorrow! ;) (oh, and btw, I've found one 7 but have yet to break 1000 pts and doubt i will. sigh.)
ne1 find the 8 letter word, feel free to drop as many hints as you want to. goin home with 1268
RFH: What's the "random letter method"?
Random letter method is basically just trying every combination of letters you can think of until you find a "valid" word.
This 8/9 letter animal is driving me mad! I'm refusing to go to sleep till I find it.
Still no luckon the 8/9. Hyp - lets run in the morning - say 9 ish? Any interest in going at my place on that path?
I'm stuck at 87 / 4.45 / 957. Grrr.
Wanted: 8/9 letter word clues, chocolate and red wine. Not necessarily in that order. TGIF!
Alright. I give. It's Friday night and I've got places to go and things to do!! 86 / 4.42 / 870 ... KHD -- see you at 9AM at your place.
The 8/9 is an uncommon term for a fairly common animal.
In fact, the animal's common name is ALMOST in the puzzle as well.
How pathetic would it be for me to ask you to expand on that? :)
Tell Batman that KAPOW isn't a valid word....
Is this animal a reptile-esque name?
OK - off to see The Day After Tomorrow. Its Armageddon! And I still didn't find that darn 8 letter animal. Alas. Calling it at 96 / 4.47 /1077
I have no ideas what the 8/9, giraffe relative, or the bird to the south is. Sigh, I don't see anything more... I only have 2 sixes, and nothing higher...
The giraffe relative would be tough if you've never heard that word before. It's pretty obscure.
Why can I only see almost-words?
thanks for the clues, very sporting of you, though i didn't get the 8 letter animal. wouldn't worry much about a word missed here or there, stick around & you'll get em next time.