I know - since when is europe not a word - frustrating
Europe is a proper noun...
that's no fun, LOL
And certain Greek gods aren't proper nouns?
my brain must not be working - I can't seem to find anything longer than 5 letters
it is a give or take on the greek gods....younever know what it will accept.
I've only found one 6
19 words 4.26 169 and I'm about to call it quite for the night...
And yet it will take a proper name... :rolleyes:
I must be hungry - I keep wanting to put oreo in, LOL.
1 7s, 3 6s on half-asleep inspection ....
Well, good night - I give up ... till tomorrow! Sweet Dreams!
It wouldn't accept ORLON ( a synthetic fabric, like nylon). Good night. (Joey)
40 words/4.30/417 - I am going to bed!
63 words 4.30 657
3 6's, no 7's as yet
Going to bed :)
79 / 874 only 1 7 as yet
Something strange - apparently I got an entirely different grid - nothing over 5 letters, but I do have a fish and a donkey.
europe is listed on dictionary.com which babble uses to reference against...
Some strange rejections I've already found - 'nork' and 'olde'. Oh, and 'Nimoy' :)
- was gunna get loads o points from that one.............
I don't know him :)
Neither do I
It won't accept korea...still, I shouldn't cry over spilt milk
no wonder i drink
2 6s so far, still looking for that 7...
ok it doesn't accept proper nouns but it definitely just took pedro. i'm confused...
pedro - \Pe"dro\, n. [From Sp. Pedro Peter, L. Petrus, Gr. ?.] (Card Playing) (a) The five of trumps in certain varieties of auction pitch. (b) A variety of auction pitch in which the five of trumps counts five.
wow you definitely learn something new each day. thanks!
You'd be amazed how many names show up as words - Pedro means the five of trumps in certain situations during a game of cards, apparently.
Damn you Atalante for scooping me!
Found the 7-point word ... still think I'm missing a bunch of others, though
Um, that should be 7-*letter* word
i miss anceps
I like having a target!
There are at least 2 7-letter words.
I really want 'acrylic' and 'aerodynamic' do be there. :p
No sixes or sevens yet...
What? It won't accept grody, as in "Grody to the max". Bummer!
Where is anceps? I loved knowing what kind of a challenge the puzzle was..
anyone hit 1000 yet??
95 words 4.48 1131
You going for 2 in a row?
Today Babble; tomorrow the world!
This is a very hard puzzle. :( I am stumped after about only 40 words!
I have found two 7's and five 6's.
Make that 6 6's. hehe
I found one seven, who wants to give me a hint on the other?
I only have two 6s and no 7s
Ha! it gave me a word that there is no defenition for
Wow.. I found a seven.. Miracle has happened!!! :)) I'm really sucky in finding "big" words. So happy now!!!
3 6s, but still no 7.
YAY! Got a 7!!
For the 7, I just put them all together and there they were!
Why no myolin????? *sigh* I thought I'd found a funky word ...
no cokeuro either lol
yup :) .... but has anyone got any clues for the other 7????
Woot, up to 60 words.
36 / 4.39 / 414
need to take a break.
he he here's one for all UK people - Croydon!!
Oh crap I'm supposed to be somewhere!
i can't believe roni isn't a word...like rice-a-roni?
I think I'm done.
Half the ones I found I have never even heard of.
it IS the san francisco treat, after all
we should exchange lists then because the only ones I've found are things I've heard of
depurge should be a word! don't try and picture it though...
No exchanging lists, come on!! No cheating! Sharing words is cheating >:(
i was joking
Well, people *were* sharing words yesterday
This puzzle has no respect for Robert A. Heinlein, either.
i feel like a moron.
that's ok because i am a moron
Parker...loved your 7 *hint* - very clever! ;)
only 1 six and no 7's :(
Yay! I found a 7!
But only 3 6's.
has anyone found anything bigger than 7 letters?
I'm done at 121 words. I'm beat. LOL!
Two 6's and one 7 so far - the one Parker mentioned. Still looking for the other 7 and 6s. :)
i did much better last night when i was really tired.
Hey, I found another 7! :)
cool 7 letter word
hello all, i having difficulties
70/859... this is tough stuff! you'd need ice in your veins to find that other 7...
please can i have a clue cos this is very hard!!
Cheers guys ;)!!!
i give up on this on. night all!
I am so close to that other 7 I can taste it, but I just can get it.
No that's not a hint LOL
GOT IT :)
no fair parker. miss smartypants. hee hee
Woo-hoo! Finally got the other 7, even though I'd been dancing around it for hours :S
I've only been looking at this for a few minutes and already I have a headache
Well, came back and the second fish just jumped at me! I have one 7, but can't see the 'cold' word... Marianne, please email the answer...
No sharing words >:(
Who says so, and why not......
It seems like it would defeat the purpose of having rankings if people share words, wouldn't it?
Common sense says so. The whole point is that this is a challenge of how smart YOU are, not how smart your friends are.
Baaaaad people, those who gave the 'cold' clue.... which has not yet clicked-in.....more clues, please.
wish i hadn't started this one
Christine - I think this is a misunderstanding. I know that there has always been some light hearted sharing of clues around here (from what I've seen in the last couple of weeks), but it was always done in good fun and never got out of hand. Someone recently shared their babble addiction with our Ovuland online community, though, and there was an influx of new members yesterday and some all out cheating going on. Parker's message was in answer to this rampant sharing of words. I think you're part of the old guard, though, and not a member of our online community.
Yikes! My last message didn't look so long when I entered it into the small window at the bottom of the screen. Sorry for the novel.
I keep seeing colonic. Hm. I wish I hadn't started this one either. I'm not doing well.
I keep seeing argyle...
Ah, that's why it wouldn't accept ARGYL - there's supposed to be an "e" at the end. :Insert D'oh smiley here:
FINALLY found it
Saozinha-Darlin' ... I loved reading your novelette. I agree with what you say about not sharing word lists - I do this for fun, but I like to see how my points stack-up against other players. Anceps gives clues to how many words/the highest-score word, and it gives me something to hunt. I really don't want the word, but I enjoy decoding someone's clue. I do think using the dictionary or the wordsearch thingy (the technical term) could be 'cheating', but hey, different strokes....
I have one 7 but can't find the other :(
My apologies - with all the sharing going on yesterday, when I saw that comment about someone else emailing the answer, I jumped to a conclusion and I apologize if it was the wrong one.
I found it. I so smart. :)
don't rub it in...lol
I am so done with this puzzle. It hates me. I'm leaving it at 73/4.41/827.
Just joining in on the fun... :)
Who cares what other people do, it's just a game, and there is an option to hide the chat log if you do not wish to read about it. Sheesh. It's just a game, and if people want to cheat or share answers let them go for it, doesn't mean that anyone else has to.
My 2 cents.
Didja know that "okee" isn't a word? drat
Christine, since I'm new at this... can you tell me what the heck a fish and donkey are??? lol
I see quite a few ovusofter here...thanks!
61 4.36 667
Anyone who really wants to win isn't going to give too mnay words away :)
I'm going crosseyed. Time for a break. LOL
Well, I am a newbie at this and I am quitting for today.
i see no fish. am i blind?
are these fish saltwater or freshwater? lol
75 words 4.45/905 and I think I'm calling it a night!
I've got both 7's, I'm pretty sure...how many 6's are there?? I've got 3 so far.
i think groupee should be a word
i have 3 6's and 1 7
so I take it that there are no 8 letter words this time
I have a friend who plays with the log hidden - she says the noise is deafening (she's easily distractd);I doe't expect to get more than 1/2 or 1/3 the points, so it's just fun, and I manage to stay at 55-60, so that's not too ban. Now, y'all close your eyes while I educate little Christie....
the fish are DORY and PORGY and the donkey is MOKE.....
You rock! I had both the fish but not the donkey. All this time I thought Fish and Donkey were just a special word for finding a "7" orsomething...roflmao!!!
There's another fish as well .... :P
Ah, Christie -- the secret language of the Babblers...darn, I just read my last post - my brain runs faster than my fingers - I need to proofread before I hit 'post message'.
hi you guys :)
80 words and not a sign of the second seven. :(
I do have five sixes, though.
i suck at this game
Apparently I didn't make the wrong conclusion.
I have one 6 and no 7s
I keep seeing Colmid....
'olde' isn't acceptable? My daughter refers to me as 'Olde English', and I'm pretty sure I exist....
"grok" isn't a valid word either, what do you know?!
i'm still very upset that it won't accept roni
I give up...46/4.30.436
wish it would accept cryo...sometimes it lets prefixes through.
found a 7.
won't take lycra -- my favorite kind of pants. ha ha !
Hiya fellow ovusofters :)
Hello! Can't wait for the next puzzle, this is driving me nuts! :P
Good evening ovulanders!
hey nhl. :)
i can't wait for the next one either. i hope it is an easy one
i liked this one until i got stuck
ugh 19/4.21/177 I really suck!
I'm like an addict. I just keep thinking "one more word....one more word...."
67 words 4.30 667
I really suck. I mean... I have palyed a lot today, I feel like and this is all I have and they are all 4-letter words
i have 65 and 751. which means you're doing really :) well, hapigurt, because i'm missing your 4's.
found a fish 'cuz i was thinking about a musical.
i need a clue for the other 7
oh, just scrolled down, and see that someone wrote the fish earlier. ah well.
68 / 881. Not bad for the first time. (:
(hi ovusofters...I'm SweetPickle over there. And you're evil for getting me started over here. d: )
nutkin.. depends on which seven you're looking for ;)
i have one that starts with a g
the other one is cold ;) read through the previous messages...there are hints to it
I am so ready for the next puzzle. I must have this one in the bag. I cannot find anymore than 121. I have entered every possible combination. LOL!
i saw the cold clue but i still don't get it
i'm done at 75/822. going to find out what was possible.
I've only got 53 words, and I can't figure out anymore...I'm gonna go play mah jong solitare until the next puzzle comes up.
76/ 4.36 / 796
odd, this solver only lists 107 possible. there are 2 7's. 8 6's are listed, also 28 5's and the rest (69) are 4's.
i got the other 7..woohoo
argh I think I'm the only person who hasn't got the 'cold' 7 now :(
73 words 4.47 918
That's it for me.
*just checked back to make sure no one has b***ched at me for posting that last bit. (happened before - insert rolled eyes).
saw your comment. i only got the other 7 - you aren't :) the only one. 'night all.
I'm new at this. Wehre do you find out how many are possible and how many of each number there are?
usually anceps tell us.
i was curious after finishing, the first time i ever played, and googled for a solver. (someone had announced her high cheated score - i figured it was ok to stop, be honest, and see what i'd missed - much like tonight.) this one only gave the number of words poss. - i counted the amount poss. for each one. don't think anceps has to do that.
it's not worth looking into unless you're honest and don't play after looking, but is interesting for the fact that, wow! i didn't quite get that, or why didn't i see that, and how could i've missed that [obvious] combo, etc. etc.
ok, g'night really now. :)
sorry, hate to be stupid, but what is anceps?
anceps is just the username of someone on the board. I think he wrote his own program to solve the game.
FINALLY found the second seven. What a creepy word.