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View Word List Wednesday, November 24, 2004

FINAL SCORES

2001 Michelle
2001 saamite
2001 fnurt
2001 Stevo
2001 marigold
2001 Boo
2001 shortseer
2001 widstje
2001 berekah
2001 Milly
2001 Mal
2001 Taglos
2001 testing
2001 sprite
2001 Ricey
1979 periwinkle
1921 Krys10
1862 dolphin
1793 momo1010
1767 fit1
1762 Daisy
1601 jan
1578 themick
1488 athena
1481 iluvtigs
1378 kcbabble
1332 pam
1323 bebelua
1323 Wendrie
1271 eddie
1253 spappy
1250 baggo
1243 cemeterygates
1188 Bash
1157 rachels_ratty
1146 Atalante
1135 SummerBreeze44
1128 Treble99
1069 Lains
1043 cpalmieri
1017 Stephanaki
1013 EvaNadine
967 vido1970
946 alimaya
855 sally
832 The Divine Miss
831 suzie
814 erindee
811 bigbirdboss
775 onyx
765 putrid
745 Alti
741 skennoch
723 carolecs
668 awk
645 krysia
641 Sté
630 ansalon
603 Achates
599 gcmgolfnut
580 smoove
578 svog
573 atlatl51
560 cle
545 Sini
524 airhead
519 Gollux
490 undermom
478 meri
477 Zev
453 dspike
446 angsthase
432 Jumpy Girl
403 clotho
394 soonerorlater
389 incender
389 a1axmama
369 Nitsur
349 Robbo
320 bev
318 jen
312 lana2wku
311 4t8
273 busymom
271 Binx76
256 ro_man99
253 Xinyi
241 drscottjennings
208 fifi
202 Dottie
188 a1axelady
176 SHELL
170 dnlowrance
154 Matthew
154 gwenspapa
135 puddles99
131 Rita
129 aimless
125 TsHMS
107 Leo
106 linda
96 Ciel
81 70sumbug
62 blue-eyes
50 vaughne
11 saila

ENTIRE CHAT LOG

12:11 am
4t8

8 for 45
12:30 am
iluvtigs

7 for 32
12:31 am
shortseer

BabbleStats

94x 4
65x 5
36x 6
10x 7 (DDHHMRSSST)
4x 8 (RSSS)
=====
209
=====

A9
D36
E8
H28
i5
J2
L1
M8
N6
o11
R21
S51 (17x4, 22x5,6x6, 3x7, 3x8)
T23
12:35 am
Krys10

are we playing the same puzzle? I got totally different stats. I'm going to check if I mistyped...
12:38 am
Krys10

I just threw this grid into the wordracer solver, and the total was 157. My total from the tangleword solver was 160, not even close to 209, so I'm inclined to think you may have mistyped. These are the stats I got:

BabbleStats:
10 - 1
9 - 1
8 - 2
7 - 5
6 - 16
5 - 48
4 - 87
--------
total: 160
--------
A - 5
D - 32
E - 6
H - 21
i - 4
J - 4
L - 4
M - 12
N - 5
O - 5
R - 10
S - 40
T - 12
12:39 am
shortseer

*waits with bated breath*
i'm very good at typos
or bad, that is.
Hope i didnt get it all wrong
12:40 am
Krys10

Now I'm freaked that I posted bad stats and caused confusion - will you try again?
12:47 am
shortseer

sorry .. didnt see your post when i was posting.
Then i saw your post.
I've just gone back and redone my stats.
YOURS are the correct results.
*oh the shame*
i have no idea what i typed wrong, but what a difference!
12:49 am
Krys10

I'm so relieved - I'd hate to have to find so many S's :)
Off to start Thanksgiving dishes. Night!
12:53 am
Taglos

You aren't the only one that's relieved. I hit 95 words pretty easy, saw 209 and just kind of stared blankly hehe. 160, much better.
12:58 am
Atalante

8 for 50
2:02 am
dolphin

an H7/44 past tense
6:08 am
periwinkle

Atalante, what does the 8/50 start with?.
6:29 am
Wendrie

The 8 for 50 starts with s and is connected to a 5/12 and a 6/21
6:31 am
Wendrie

and an 8 for 45
6:58 am
fit1

s7/7 46 Look!!! Up in the sky. What's that shooting by? It aint a bird or a plane
6:59 am
fit1

h7/44 Stole jewelry
7:04 am
fit1

s8 mentioned by Wendrie : Makes more stable
7:37 am
Atalante

R7/32 - what chickens did LOL
7:52 am
testing

fit1, if you're still around, I'm confused by your clue "s7/7 46 ". I'm guessing there's an S7 that fits your description, but not for 46 points, since that's not mathematically possible. Or is it 74 points?
7:53 am
testing

Nope, 74 is not possible either. Maybe 76, or something completely different?
8:09 am
testing

OK, I just found an M/7/36 that you'd see flying across the sky. Is that it?
8:40 am
Wendrie

and if you have found that m/7 that flies across the sky - look out for the 6 and 10 that fly with it!
8:43 am
testing

Beautiful! But I think you meant 9 and 10 (though there is also a 6). For 72 and 91 points, respectively. :-D
8:45 am
fit1

oops. That "up in the sky" clue I gave earlier was for an M 7 not an S7 (hanging myhead in shame)
8:45 am
Wendrie

Nope, I couldn't find a nine - but I'll now go back and look again (I figured there should be one but....) Many thanks! :)
8:46 am
Wendrie

slaps head - o.k. shouldn't try to Babble and do accounts....
8:46 am
Krys10

anyone have the 10 and 9 yet? I believe the 10 is a plural of the 9...
8:47 am
fit1

I feel better to see others are screwiing up today too. Not just me :)
8:47 am
Krys10

ok, this is making more sense now :)
8:51 am
testing

We are nearing a full moon (Friday) so maybe it's influence is on us already. :-D
8:52 am
Krys10

All kinds of cosmic influence here today...
9:06 am
fit1

Hey guys, it could be worse. We could be turkeys. I even wrote a limerick about being a turkey :)
9:09 am
testing

Well, we're still missing 2 7s that haven't yet been hinted at. And, there aren't many 6s, so I'm going to list mine here too. Maybe we can compare. :)

D 24 - tried to lose weight
H 30 - best I can guess is it's a variant of the H/7/44
i 21 - a chemical salt of a liquid you may find in your medicine chest
M 24 - a heavenly body
N 27 - tidily
S 21 - don't know, maybe stoned?
S 21 - places (noun)
9:15 am
testing

S/7/44 in a sober or straight-laced manner
9:15 am
Krys10

fit1 - let's have the limerick!
9:16 am
fit1

hmmmmmm that "maybe stoned " clue would go in yesterday's puzzle with the word faced in back of it :)
9:17 am
Krys10

S6 - one who enjoys causing others misery
9:18 am
fit1

Ok krys. you asked for it. :)
Iím a Turkey

Oh dear, woe is me, I'm a turkey
Up till now I've been feeling quite perky
They have kept me well fed
Now they all want me dead
That's a notion which I find quite jerky

Thanksgiving just comes once a year
And I guess that is why I am here
I don't want to be eaten
Like some candy treat'n
I'll run just like hell don't you fear

Well, I do have to run in a minute
Cooking's tough so you better begin in
Have a wonderful day
And a meal that's OK
But I don't wanna be the one in it



Oh dear, woe is me, I'm a turkey

Up till now I've been feeling quite perky

They have kept me well fed

Now they all want me dead

That's a notion which I find quite jerky



Thanksgiving just comes once a year

And I guess that is why I am here

I don't want to be eaten

Like some candy treat'n

I'll run just like hell don't you fear



Well, I do have to run in a minute

Cooking's tough so you better begin in

Have a wonderful day

And a meal that's OK

But I don't wanna be the one in it





9:18 am
Krys10

T6 - lay in the sun
9:19 am
fit1

oh dang, it printed twice. I apologize. Mea culpa
9:20 am
Krys10

you're an O5-12 and I'm an S6-21!
9:20 am
fit1

ooohh Krys, I like that lay in the sun clue. I'm going to Aruba for 19 days starting next week. I'll come back looking like your t6 clue
9:21 am
EvaNadine

haha!! thats great!
9:21 am
Krys10

ok, Thanksgiving dinner is going to suffer because of all you good folks - I gotta go! Thanks for the limerick!
9:37 am
fit1

ok, brief break for showering (taught a step class today) and making stuffing. Back later
9:47 am
sprite

Just back from work, so you all have quite a headstart of me. Does anyone know the meaning of that crazy H4/7 word that shows up in so many grids lately?
9:55 am
EvaNadine

ive got 2 H4/7s and both are easy words...gotta figure out which word you mean + then maybe ill know what it is...hehe...
9:59 am
sprite

I mean the one starting with "belonging to him" and then ends with n. Looked up the def, even searched merriam webster, but I am still puzzled.
10:03 am
Boo

I did a quick google on it, and everything that came up sounded Arabic. Hmmm.....
10:05 am
EvaNadine

well, theres an arabic definition, but the clearest meanin i can find outside of that is that it is another word for "his" - yknow, kind alike the redneck version...hehe...
10:06 am
sprite

Hmmm... well, thanks for the help. Still seems a strange word, but hey, what do I know about rednecks? ;-)
10:08 am
testing

You can find it defined at www.infoplease.com

Whenever something doesn't come up in dic.com, www.onelook.com is a good place to check because it checks many other dictionary sites. Still not 100%, but better!
10:09 am
sprite

Testing, thanks for that tip! I have this incurable curiosity for defs...
10:11 am
Boo

....which would help explain why your English is so good :-)
10:25 am
fit1

Isn't the h4/7 the opposite
of her'n? :)
10:28 am
EvaNadine

only got 76 words, but my brain wants to sleep...hoping theyll let us out of work early today!
10:30 am
testing

I keep looking at this puzzle and seeing rodent!
10:36 am
sprite

:-) Thanks Boo!
10:46 am
saamite

At 10:28 am evanadine said...

only got 76 words, but my brain wants to sleep...hoping theyll let us out of work early today!
-----

Me, too! Up to 57 and my brain has turned to mashed potatoes and stuffing already! ;)
11:01 am
EvaNadine

mmmmmmmmmm...........stuffing.................
11:15 am
saamite

S's and Ed's and Ted's help, but I am stuck in the 130 range now. Time to go random letter combos! Holy moly this is a big one!
11:24 am
testing

D/6/30 - clear fish stock (plural)
11:33 am
testing

E/7/28 Occurring annually. Used of the prevailing northerly summer winds of the Mediterranean.
11:46 am
testing

6/21/O An alloy of copper, zinc, and tin, used in imitation gold jewelry.

I'm sure we've seen this one before.
11:50 am
testing

6/R/21 a public roping of cattle (event, plural)
11:56 am
testing

M/6/24 - no idea what it means. But, if you take a word for something in the middle and replace one of the letters in the middle, you'll have it. It's apparently also the last name of a Bishop, but I've never heard of him (though I'm not Catholic).
12:01 pm
sprite

M9/72 - 10/91 combo
Did someone mention them already?
12:03 pm
testing

Yeah, back around 7:52-8:46. They were the cause of quite a bit of confusion! :)
12:03 pm
sprite

Oh yes, now I see them. Sorry...
12:06 pm
Boo

I have three of the four L's. I have Le4x3...any clues for the last one? Is it weird? (should I start noodling) or should I be able to figure it ou??
12:07 pm
testing

It's a word I knew, but not a common one. It starts with the other L and is 5 letters.
12:08 pm
sprite

I have 3 Ls, but one isn't Le4, but Ly5.
12:25 pm
testing

Can anyone help with Ds or Ss? I have:

DA4x4, DA5x2, DA6
DE4x2, DE5x3
Di4x5, Di5, Di6
DO4x6, DO5x2

SA4x5, SA5x4, SA6
SE4x3
SH4x2, SH5x5
Si4
SN4, SN5
SO4x2, SO5
ST5x5, ST6x2, ST7, ST8x2
12:27 pm
sprite

I have De4 x5
12:28 pm
sprite

De5 x4
12:29 pm
sprite

And a Do6 that comes very close to what I have to do almost every day to finish a grid.
12:29 pm
sprite

Can't help yet with the S's, sorry.
12:31 pm
testing

Thanks! I tried that DO6 without the D earlier, but apparently that's only valid if it's plural. :)
12:32 pm
sprite

:-D
12:40 pm
sprite

I found an Se6
12:42 pm
testing

And I found an SH5 and an SH6. I think that leaves only one more S.
12:44 pm
sprite

And, alas, I miss an S that you don't have either... or at least a similar one.
Two more words to go. Any help on the T's?

Ta4 x2
Ta6
Te4 x6
Te5 x2

One missing.
12:46 pm
sprite

Oh sorry, had the Sh6. But now that one more Sh5... the hunt goes on!
12:46 pm
sprite

Darn... never mind the T's. Missed one very obvious Te4...
12:46 pm
testing

It's a TE4.

The missing S is 5 letters, but I don't yet know the second letter.
12:48 pm
testing

OK, I was missing an SA5, for 5 of them total. I think that's it then with 160/2001.
12:53 pm
sprite

I'd say so too: 160 words / 4.71 / 2001 points.
Thanks for your help!
12:55 pm
testing

And thanks for yours! :-D
1:09 pm
Boo

Thanks to whoever said they kept seeing "rodent" in the puzzle, because now it keeps jumping out at me, too :-)
1:19 pm
testing

My pleasure. ;-) Misery loves company, you know. :-D
1:31 pm
TsHMS

rODEt/ ooops...
1:31 pm
TsHMS

CLUES???
1:43 pm
TsHMS

S/8/50 MEANING FIRM OR FREE FROM CHANGE OR VARIATION
1:46 pm
TsHMS

KEEP SEEING EROSION
2:15 pm
testing

TsHMS - read the log. There are clues for many of the big words, or at least their starting letters and point values. No need to reinvent the wheel. ;-D
2:39 pm
Boo

I'm missing some vowels...what else is new...and am getting rather frustrated with them (again, what else is new?) :-)
I have three E's and one O.

Ea4x2
Et7

Or6

Can anyone help me fill in the gaps?
2:39 pm
Boo

Okay, found an Et4...
2:42 pm
Boo

...and an ei5
2:46 pm
fnurt

Ei4, Od4, Od5x2
2:47 pm
Boo

Thanks!! :-)
(it's also nice to know I'm not just talking to myself...sometimes I feel like I'm doing that!)
3:26 pm
testing

Os:

OD4
OD5
OD4
OD5
OR6
3:34 pm
Boo

Man, I'm so close.
Thanks for the clues for E and O.
I'm missing two D's...the Do6 (I know clues have been given but I'm stumped...) and a De5.
And 8 H's. I think those are more workable...
3:35 pm
fnurt

My high school biology teacher would be proud of me for remembering that MEOSIS is a word, but sadly, babble does not accept it.
3:36 pm
testing

You probably did the DO6 in the margins of your notebook in high school. As for the DE5s, there are 4:

heads of universities
to clean up a fireplace?
one who studies gods
thick, when used to describe a person, or heavy for its volume when used to describe a thing
3:37 pm
testing

Isn't it meiosis? I tried meosis too, though, just in case.
3:39 pm
fnurt

No wonder I hated that class.
3:40 pm
Boo

Thanks, Testing! I kept ALMOST trying the 6-letter word, but deciding it wouldn't work. I know better than that!! Same with the 5...I was missing the 3rd one...I wondered if it was in the puzzle, but decided it wasn't.
Thanks! Now on to finishing the H's!!! :-)
3:48 pm
Boo

Yay!! I think this is one of the biggest puzzles I've completed. At least on a Friday (or a day that feels like Friday!) :-)
4:12 pm
fnurt

My A's are AD4, AI4, AI4, AS5. What am I missing?
4:19 pm
periwinkle

sprite, may I have a definitio for the M9/10 combo. I didn't see one.
4:22 pm
Boo

ad5
4:23 pm
Boo

mo9/10 combo:
A solid body, moving in space, that is smaller than an asteroid and at least as large as a speck of dust.
and its plural

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American Babblers!
4:26 pm
periwinkle

I have an m6/7 combo. I am assuming the longer combo is similar.
4:30 pm
Boo

Yup, they're similar.
4:44 pm
fit1

Testing, I just loved your clean a fireplace clue. It was perfect LOL
5:44 pm
periwinkle

Boo, thanks, found the M/9/10 combo.
5:49 pm
periwinkle

Have no O words:(. May I have a clue. Are they staring me in the face?
7:11 pm
dolphin

could someone help me on the Ms? I have ten
m4x5
m5x2
m6x2
m7x1
7:19 pm
fit1

Dolphin, there is m9 and m10
8:56 pm
Michelle

Any help with the H's? I have:
ha4x4, ha4x2
he4x2, he5, he7
hi4x5, hi6

or the other M6?
9:00 pm
dolphin

I have two Os. They both have to do with smells. :)
9:04 pm
fit1

dolphin, there is an o that refers to poetry writer
9:06 pm
Michelle

od4x2, od5x2
or6
9:21 pm
dolphin

thanks!
9:31 pm
dolphin

Michelle, on the Hs I have
ha4x7 5x4
he4x2 5x1 7x1
hi4x5 6x1