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#510547 - Thu Feb 11 2010 12:19 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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One more incomplete entry (I'm actually getting good at guessing these now!):

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6. Giant_pigfish

Your answer: found around the great barrier reef

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#510548 - Thu Feb 11 2010 07:11 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: abechstein]
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9. Scarlet_tanager

Your answer: the male is bright red with black wings and tail

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I think this definition is missing something, too.

Also, in that set, I got two questions about "street names" for drugs. I know the selection should be essentially random, but getting 13% drug slang seems a little odd.


Edited by abechstein (Thu Feb 11 2010 07:12 PM)

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#510549 - Fri Feb 12 2010 03:11 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: abechstein]
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4. Hold back
Your answer: bottleneck

bottleneck means "a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel"

The correct answer was cumber

'bottleneck' could easily be 'hold back'

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#510550 - Fri Feb 12 2010 03:41 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Terry]
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#510551 - Fri Feb 12 2010 05:10 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Terry]
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11. Disorderly fighting

Your answer: dogfingt

Should be 'dogfight' or 'dogfighting'.

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#510552 - Fri Feb 12 2010 09:50 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Oral stimulation of the vulva or clitoris

Your answer: cunnilinctus

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#510553 - Fri Feb 12 2010 11:44 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: queproblema]
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Thanks for the report -- I clearly forgot about the good old clitoris.

Just nuked 11 entries dealing with it. And 13 testicles. And 10 vulvas.

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#510554 - Sat Feb 13 2010 05:19 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Terry]
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Quote:

I clearly forgot about the good old clitoris.




I bet you're not the first person to ever say that!

Quote:

Just nuked 11 entries dealing with it. And 13 testicles. And 10 vulvas.




So not thinking of branching out into gynaecology then?
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#510555 - Sat Feb 13 2010 06:40 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Lones78]
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"cunnilinctus"

I bet Boots don't sell it!

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#510556 - Sat Feb 13 2010 06:08 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Mink]
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7. Sheepshead_porgy

Your answer: from florida and bahamas to brazil

There are still a few incomplete animals around.

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#510557 - Sun Feb 14 2010 12:54 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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<< There are still a few incomplete animals around. >>

yep, probably more to go. Am weeding them out and any similar ones as they are reported here. thx!

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#510558 - Sun Feb 14 2010 05:19 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Terry]
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2. Informal:leave
Your answer: peel of

I think this should be 'peel off'.

'Informal:leave' should be 'Informal: leave' or '(informal) leave'.

'Peel of' does occur in two sources: Rhymezone & LookWAYup, but I think it is a typo.

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#510559 - Sun Feb 14 2010 09:50 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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13. (Yiddish) unbelievable gall
Your answer: hutzpah

I think it is missing the first letter- a 'C'.
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#510560 - Mon Feb 15 2010 12:30 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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I just tried to play Mind Melt - it's telling me I have already played for today.. and I know I haven't.
Grrr @ Mind Melt !
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#510561 - Mon Feb 15 2010 12:49 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: tezza1551]
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<< I just tried to play Mind Melt - it's telling me I have already played for today.. and I know I haven't.>>

Daily games reset a little later today. I had to hook in the new statistic gathering stuff and reset them manually.

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#510562 - Mon Feb 15 2010 10:05 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Terry]
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5. A grotesque product of the imagination
Your answer: boogeyman

boogeyman means "an imaginary monster used to frighten children"

The correct answer was chimera

I suppose with a few seconds more thought/reading I would have gone for 'chimera' over 'boogeyman'. There probably isn't much more that can be about close cases like this.

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#510563 - Mon Feb 15 2010 11:34 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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13. (Yiddish) unbelievable gall
Your answer: hutzpah

I think it is missing the first letter- a 'C'.




I think "hutzpah" is acceptable as well. It is like how some people spell Hanukkah with a C -- it depends on the translation.
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#510564 - Mon Feb 15 2010 11:47 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: bubblesfun]
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I think you're right, bubblesfun. It is after all pronounced with an "H", sort of. With that clearing-of-the-throat sound, that's more "H" than anything else in English, anyway.

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#510565 - Mon Feb 15 2010 01:18 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: agony]
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7. The act of dividing by cutting or splitting

Your answer: hack

hack means "kick on the arms"

The correct answer was scission

Other definitions of 'hack' are 'cut away' & 'cut with a hacking tool'.

Again, I suppose with a few seconds more thought/reading I might have gone for 'scission' over 'hack'. As with the previous case, there probably isn't much more that can be done about close cases like this.

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#510566 - Mon Feb 15 2010 03:19 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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An incomplete entry:

7. Sometimes destructive to cultivated bulbs
Your answer: common european earwig

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#510567 - Mon Feb 15 2010 03:53 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: bubblesfun]
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I think "hutzpah" is acceptable as well. It is like how some people spell Hanukkah with a C -- it depends on the translation.




Thanks, Bubbles. You are quite right, and I sit corrected.
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#510568 - Mon Feb 15 2010 09:12 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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6. A man who is a stupid incompetent fool

Your answer: brute

brute means "a cruelly rapacious person"

The correct answer was zany

Although 'zany' has the given definition in some sources, I wouldn't have chosen it over 'brute' in this case.

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#510569 - Mon Feb 15 2010 09:13 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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I dont know if this one is a database issue?

even up the edges of a stack of paper, in printing

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#510570 - Tue Feb 16 2010 06:27 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Lones78]
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"10. Common_wallaby
Your answer: height 30 inches"

Another case where some answer is missing, I think.

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#510571 - Tue Feb 16 2010 02:55 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: fufan]
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4. Garden_strawberry
Your answer: widely cultivated

True, but incomplete.

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