OK, just found 3 of the U's. I'm rolling my eyes at myself now because I saw that earlier, but was emphasizing the wrong syllable and just thought it sounded too silly to be a word.
Oh, and 7xE, 2 of which are 7 in length.
OK, no need to trade clues. I found 5 U words. :)
I googled the Lord of the Ring clue-- I didn't see the movie, and if I read the book it was 300 years ago, so... I can't hook up any of the 21 names I found...... aaargh.
The striped clue? I'd think layers of the rocks, rathe than striped animals or curtains..
Okay, back to Bilbo et al.
I went off to get a coke after writing that jlm_mi and find you have answered your own questions - perfect! Thanks for the trade - I'm off to take a good hard look at those C's...
i just found the 8 /55 don'y i feel silly.
Christine - You don't need to know LOTR to get that word. It's a perfectly normal word that just happens to be the "nickname" of one of the characters.
It's a 7-32. Here are the 7s I have so far so you can see where it falls in the list.
Wait, so there's two 8's? One for 45 and one for 55?
jlm_mi -- is it anything like the name of one of the 21? (garbled sentence!).
I should've stayed away.. I'm trying to finish "Rule of FOur"... lots of encryption and encoding (there's a clue)
felicity - there are 4 8s. See anceps post earlier for a breakdown of the words by length
I'm not sure what that sentence meant, Christine, but if you're asking "is it related to a 6-letter word for 21 points/" then the answer is yes. :)
Pfft, that's what comes of having to actually work occasionally. You miss stuff.
Finally got the LOTRs clue. The word is more often used in the book. I don't know if I heard it used in the movie too often after the 1st part of the 1st movie.
Well heck, I'll get the book(s) when I go to the library, on Monday... the world is just too full of LotR clues.
6 x E ....
Atatlante - There were 7xE earlier posted by true_felicity. Still can only find 4. sigh . . .
I'd appreciate a clue or two, for the 7 letter d words, been busy on other things for a bit and still can't see any.......Does one begin with doc?
Yes, but not pronounced like doctor. Three of them use the same 3-letter prefix. The 5th would be a slang word. You might expect to hear its 4-letter counterpart, equivalent of darn!, more often.
They are 40,44,40,40,36 points.
Oh, and so as not to confuse, I don't mean that three of them use doc. One is doc, then 3 others with a different prefix. :)
Here's some clues on the E's:
1 is a plant
1 is something a secretary would do
2 are something a politician would do
3 are something a programmer would do
Ooh! Got one!
oh oops sorry *blushes for not keeping up with Es*
Just wanted you to know where to keep looking. :)
NP! That first one is a rare word, by the way. I sort of stumbled on it by accident.
i found 5 7 letter d words are there more ?
Thanks, jlm! I got the d-7s I was missing.
onyx - not sure. I only have 5. But I've only found 13 of the 15 7-letter words.
I posted my list of point values, in alphabetical order, at 12:43. If you have different ones, that may help determine if there are more Ds.
And we're absolutely sure there's 213 words in there, 'cuz I am at 169, and I am running out of ideas.
Would the a hairstyle from the past be an "updid"?
Not absolutely sure, but there are certainly close to that many. Probably somewhere between 210 and 216. ;) I'm at 172 and I don't have some of the Es or Cs, so I can probably help you figure out where to look for a few more:
30xC (there are at least 32)
4xE (there are at least 7)
felicity - I had to try that one too, just in case. I also tried tedia, just in case it was the state of multiple things being tedious at the same time. :-D
Wouldn't that be "tediae"?
I *think* (after due consideration of the lists of word values) I've got 1 7 different to you jlm_mi ... its 44 and comes either above or below your first 40 (but I haven't got that one so I can't be absolutely sure LOL)
Naw, tedia/tedium just like data/datum.
Atalante, my first 7 is NOT a D word, but my next 5 are. Does that make a difference in your analysis?
Hah, I found two more P's, a 6 and a 7! Now I have 14 P's. For a clue to this, think a special type of person, that even has his (or her) own day in the US.
And that brings me up to 181.
My first one isn't either ...... its a C 44
felicity - Is that your only P7? I have a P6/7 combo. The 7 is worth 40. But I don't think I know of them having a day in the US????
Atalante - My first 7 is an A word.
OK, I looked it up. Is this day September 19. Not exactly an official holiday. ;)
Yeah, you got it (there are 2 6's btw). Think "Talk like a ..." Day. ;)
jlm... don't tell me you missed 'talk like a ___ day'!
There is also a C word that uses the Q.
You mean 2 6s that start with P, or 2 associated with that word? I have 4 6s that start with P.
RFH - I do remember, now, hearing about it on the radio. It was funny, but I did not partake. :-D
Had the C word with Q. Very nice word indeed. :)
And inspiration strikes. There 19XA that I know of so far, and 36xC.
felicity - In case you missed my 2:32 post about the Ps, just wanted to point you there. Very curious here!
I think I found the other two P/6's you have? Are they sort of synonyms?
I'm sorry, they're sort of antonyms.
I have 4xP-6. One goes with the 7. I can't really think of a way that the others are related to one another. Their point values, in order (including the 7-related one):
As a realllllly good stretch I could say that maybe the 3rd and 4th are sort of opposite in meaning.
Well, if you think about it, two of them are sort of opposites of each other. :) But I have all four.
There is also an R6 that's a musical term that I just now got. :-/ And I'm a musician, heh.
In fact, that fact that I didn't get that R6 musical term is due to the fact that I'm another R6 that can be found on the board. ;)
'talk like a ___ day ???? mysterious!!
Atalante - We have Dave Barry to thank for this day, but you can certainly find it with a google search. I had the word, and went and searched for "***** US holiday" and the first hit that came up was about that day. :)
did you say there were some U words? I can't find aaaany :/
There are at least 5 U words. 4 of them start with the same 2-letter prefix. The other one is a funny little word, and I have no idea what it means.
Can anyone offer updated number of words per letter with more than I posted below?
Also, I'm resigned to possibly never finding the E plant word, but any help with "what a politican would do" beginning with E? I have the others.
If I hadn't D/7=44 so much last night, this puzzle would be a lot easier to solve... any other word hints? :)
jennbee - There are tons of clues throughout the log. What haven't you got yet? anceps posted the totals by number of words per letter count, so that will tell you how many big words you're missing and we can go from there.
Atalante - Got that C44. Only so many combos that will add up to that, you know? But definitely never heard of it before!!!
Think what has to happen to a bill or something in congress.
35xR - I'm getting there slowly. :)
oh - thats funny :) though I'd already got the word ... pah!!
And she breathes a sigh of relief . . .
Thanks felicity! I don't know how I missed it, but I think I could have stared at the puzzle all day and not seen it.
there are occasional advantages to being a Brit in this game - and knowing that C 44 is one of them!
Well, it's time to go home. I give up. 206 - 3248
142/2087, not one 8 (but 11x7) to my name, and only a few minutes left beore I go home. Not bad for a day I actually worked on my job =)
which A does the A7 start from????
Upper right. It's a suffix on a 5 for 16.
31xC (are at least 36)
6xE (are ate least 7)
33xR (are at least 35)
22xT (are at least 23)
crisco is sure in my vocabulary
It won't accept 'diad.'
I think it is spelled dyad, but not sure
total loss on the u's-I can't get even one
periwinkle - its spelled both ways, although, dyad is the more common spelling.
Back again for a bit, done the d 7s thanks, any clues for the u's ? how many letters in the words ? Itried lots of 4 letter combinations but no go. The only one I recognise is ursi (from uva ursi - Latin plant name) but it isn't accepted.
Which E does the 7/44 start with, please.
marigold, are you playing today?
bottom left corner
Onyx, thanks, I will keep looking
onyx, Thanks, I got it.
Which C does the 44 point word start with, please?
it has to do with what programmers do
which c does it start with though?
my computer is slow my last post had to do with the e word. i think the c is in the upper right but i have not got it to work yet, a scottish word for tinker
I already had the 7/e/44 word. Now I will work on the7/c/44. Thanks.
The C starts in the lower left. It is Scottish, but is a witchy word.
For the Us, they are 6,6,7,7,4 letters.
jlm-mi, Thanks I will look there. I was working on the wrong C and found a word I did not know. It was accepted.
found one U word using atoz word finder. Never knew there were so many 6 letter U words.
The only witchy words I can think of are coven and covenant and they do not fi.
I meant ---do not fit.
I'd guess it's not a witchy word you've ever heard of. At least, I know I haven't. Atalante, being British, knew the word. I found it knowing the score (not too many possible ways to make it) and then noodling. It's actually a compound word, though neither word's original meaning has anything to do with the total meaning.
Well I probably won't get it.
The witchy word is a compound oof two words - 3 and 4 - and you probably have both words in your list...
No wonder I couldn't find the c-word - I was looking for the incorrect number of points. Found it, finally.
Haven't quite figured out how to find a word using the number of points in the word.
I have the following 7's. d/7/40, d/7/44, d/7/40, e/7/44, e/7/40, p/7/40, s/7/28 and the plural for s/8/45, and s/7/32. I am missing 7 seven letter words and one 8 letter word. Would someone please tell me what they start with. I know there is a c/7/44 but I cannot find it.
peri - The word is 7 letters for 44 points. If you look to the right, you'll see a chart of how points are calculated. So, you would add up the points of all the letters in the word, then multiply by 4 for the 7 letters. That means that the points in the word add up to 11 in this case.
If each letter were 1 point, it would add up to 7 (obviously), so you need 4 extra points somewhere.
You know it begins with C, worth 3 points, or 2 extra points. Now you need two more extra points.
The Qu is too big at 6 points. The only other multi-point letters are P (2 extra points) and D (1 extra point).
So, in your 7-letter word you'll use the C, and either use the P or 2 Ds.
A hint - this word uses the P.
jlm_mi, Thanks, I will keep trying. You are always willing to help me and I appreciate it. :)
Found it before the 'p' hint... but indeed I had been looking toward two d's.
Hey, so, about those 8's....
I've got the 45 and 55.
Q, can you give me a hint for the 8/55 or at least tell me the starting letter.
Can anyone point me to the p/7/40 clue. I believe I have all the other 7's
I think almost all of these have been discussed throughout the chat, so here's a compiled list of the 7s and 8s.
7 40 a
7 44 c
7 40 d
7 44 d
7 40 d
7 40 d
7 36 d
7 44 e
7 40 e
7 40 p
7 40 r
7 28 s
7 32 s
7 44 u
7 40 u
8 50 c
8 60 r
8 45 s
8 55 s
Keep in mind that an 8-letter word gets multiplied by 5 before scoring.
The P7 was discussed at length starting at 2:22pm.
found the scottish witch word.
didn't even know it existed.
on to the next 7.......
I already have the p/7.
for the p-7 think of Jonny Depp's character in the caribbean movie
May I have a clue for the r/8/60, please?
May I have a clue for the r/8/60, please?
I didn't see the movie. I know there is a d in the word, but alas, where :(
Oh, man, I'm doing too much babbling. I almost didn't put a word into today's puzzle because I thought I already had. Turns out, that was yesterday!
When I clicked the definition button I recognized it, and couldn't understand why two words today had the exact same definition. LOL!
Oh, and it's only 4 letters, so don't waste too much time scouring yesterday's word list. :-D
I found the r/7 while looking for the r/8.
fit1 - The P7 is the past tense verb form of a P6 noun. The P6 is 24 points.
fit1, Think of Captain Hook in Peter Pan.
ne'er mind. I found it!!!!
The R 8 starts with the other R but ends in the same corner as the R7.
Wow, I made 2 posts both at 7:36!
Which A do I use to start the 7 letter word?
second line on the right
got the 7-40-a!!
I had the root word but was using the wrong choice of letter to end
found the 7-44-d
had the root word but didn't add suffix
any clues for the c-8 for 50 would be much appreciated
Any hints for the R 8 or C 8, please?
make that the 50, 55, and/or 60
the 8 for 55 starts with an S. To get it add a suffix to a S 6 for 27
I have 129 words and thought I was doing well. Until you all told me what I am missing :(
I'll have to give up on the u words unless someone can give me some clues as to their meanings. I have tried all sort of combinations, been through scrabble and ordinary dictionaries and anagram finders and nothing comes up to match at all!
3 of the u's are related to something you do to your datebook or calendar when you make a new appointment.
4 of the 5 of them start with the same 2 letters.
You will kick yourself when you see how easy 3 of the u-words are...I did. ;-) Think of...getting the latest info...
I have a few that start with a prefix meaning above, and go from there. One has to do with a calendar, then add a suffix
thanks fit1 & jennyb, your'e right, how could I miss those ? I've just been back to the scrabbler and they are there. I was confusing myself with the order by counting - not a good idea for me. And it is 3.30 am here - (yawn)
Dim, dear heart, get thee to thy bed
It's so hard to leave............:(
......but I suppose I must! Nos da i bawb!
I'm still missing several words including 4 7s and 3 8s, but my goal was to top 2000 points and then go to bed. Well, the fat lady just finished her aria. I'm at 134/2074.
133=1911. That's all she wrote. Niters all :)
I can't get that A word for anything! Driving me crazy!
Four of the U words start with the same 2 letters, the fifth word is an annual bean grown in India. Does that help? I found the fifth one in my Scrabble Players Dictionary. But its not in the Dictionary.com.