Someone please push me forward with higher counts in some of the categories. There are still a lot of words out there! :)
5 x N
2 are body parts; 2 (word + plural) Japanese immigrant to US
Thanks folks! Love to see more.
Some clues for the 7s. There are two others (32, 28) that rhyme with the dog one clued about earlier. In addition to those, there are at least two more (36, 28) that end in the same 3 letters. One of them (32 points) happens at the eye doctor.
Finally, there is one that is a particular ester or salt (28 points).
Sorry, I'm dense today . . . are you saying there are 7x7? I was just congratulating myself on finding 6 ;-P
I have 32, 32, 28, 36, 28, 28. Is there another 28?
I believe there are 10 7's, though I have only found 7 of them. Yep, I have a 4th for 28. In alphabetical order mine are 32, 32, 28, 28, 36, 28, 28. Assuming you have the dog one, you may be missing the ester/salt one I mentioned earlier. It starts with a 4 letter word for 4 points (knowing its place in the alphabet should help narrow that done a little). You can then add two letters to get a 6 letter word for 18, then pluralize it.
We shall have to give you a new name -- bearer of bad news! 10x7?! ;-P Just when I was beginning to think I wasn't doing too badly today . . . ;)
Thanks for the heads up!
14as, 12ds, 7ns but I am way behind on some of the other letters!
hehehe! Thanks for the hint -- I just decided to work with that letter since I only had 2 words, and one was the 4! That was fast! ;-D
Now 3 more you say? May have to look at it with fresh eyes later!
oh and 5 i words
Wendrie - That N is not easy to work with. Took lots of random typing to come up with the 5th word. I'm impressed with 7!
fixitfimly - Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Just please don't shoot the messenger. LOL!
I am so terrible at finding vowel words -- I only have 4 As, 3 Es, 4 is (of which I was very proud until Wendrie came along) and 4 Os!
Must pull self away til later, however! ;-)
no shooting, honest! ;-)
I like it when you & others post letter counts -- it gives me something to work towards rather than staring blankly or continuing to work with 'worn out' letters! ;-)
I'm out for the day, but I'm really curious about the two i-words that were body parts. Beyond me!! Thanks for the hints, though, and I love the lists of each letter's score (in your list, anyways) too.
It's funny that I can usually tell by the number of messages just how difficult that day's puzzle will be: the more messages, the more people are chatting instead of playing! (or giving each other lots more hints)
I got one of the i words. It helps to know anatomy.
taking a break. will be back later
i found a i word that is not a body part.
14as, 12ds, 5is, 7ns, 18ts
I couldn't find many 7s - what I do have in alphabetical order 7 (32), 7 (32), 7 (32), 7 (28), 7 (28), 7 (36).
But it is nighty night time!
I'm up to 7 7's as well. In order: 32, 32, 28, 28, 28, 36, 28. Wendrie's list tells me what letter my missing 32 starts with.
As per one of JLM's tips, I'm looking for a 28 that ends in the last three letters of my 36, and having a hard time. A gut check: my 36 has to do with gardening. Is that the one you're thinking of, JLM?
what does the 7 letter word for 36 start with, pretty please. :)
My 7 for 36 is a fish commonly found in aquariums. Good to know that one of the 7s I'm missing has to do with gardening. Will be back in a bit to look for that one! :-D
How many words are in this puzzle?
There are about 230 words in this puzzle.
And I should clarify - My 7/36 is the plural of said fish. It starts with P.
Is this gardening word for 36 one that any average household gardener would know, or is it more obscure? I keep wanting to see topsoil now. :-D
It's a pretty obscure kind of plant, an archaic name.
periwinkle, the place in the alphabet should give a pretty good clue of what letter it starts with. If you still have trouble, holler.
Now to find that silly fish! I have another fish word that almost fits the bill, but the plural doesn't seem to fit....
If your other fish word is a 6/24, that's not it. ;)
Oooh - Got the gardening word! I've been trying to some combo like that all day, and it just clicked for me. What a good feeling! :-D Is that sad? ;)
Dammit! I found the fish for 6/24, and thought that was the one, and then I read that message.
The singular for the 7/36 fish is not in this puzzle.
Finally got the aquarium fish. Thanks!
OK, I have the 2 body parts and the 2 Japanese immigrants beginning with I. Any clues for the 5th? Even points would be a start.
I'm done 186/ 4.56 / 1789
eight 7s so far:
32, 32, 32, 28, 28, 36, 28, 28
What does the gardening word start with? I'm having no luck.
RFH - Starts with S
As though I'm not bad enough with vowels, I keep seeing 'atlas', 'alias' and 'epistle' -- if only there were a prize for longest list of 'not words' ;-D
found the gardening 7
32, 32, 32, 28, 28, 36, 36, 28, 28
it's the second 36, and it's related to a 5
majenwen - Have the gardening 7, and don't see any 5 that it's related to. Any hint?
I think I know which one you mean - nevermind!
look it up in the dictionary :)
now that my brain is thinking gardening I keep seeing 'sepal' and 'pistil' . . . it's probably a sign to go to bed!
there's also a 6 for 24 using that same 5
Anyone find the 10th 7?
Can anyone give a clue for the missing 32? It's one of the first 3. We've got the clue for the eye doctor, and the one that rhymes with the dog. What else?
starts with a D
I was guessing so, still no luck.
it's a plural of a 6 for 21
Are your other two 7s/32 that are at that end of the alphabet also plurals of 6/21? Mine are.
I guess one is not a plural, but rather adding an S to change verb tense.
that 6 is my second D word
is the 7 for 32 that is what happens to a body part during labor the same as the eye doctor one?