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#510522 - Mon Feb 08 2010 11:11 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: queproblema]
nannaTracey Offline
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Do I win for a record three in one quiz?
2. A color that has hue
Your answer: spectral colour

spectral colour means "a color that has hue"

The correct answer was plyboard

12. A failure of the seller''s guarantee of good title
Your answer: breach of the covenant of warranty

breach of the covenant of warranty means "a failure of the seller''s guarantee of good title"

The correct answer was rave

15. The study and creation of visual works of art
Your answer: fine arts

fine arts means "the study and creation of visual works of art"

The correct answer was melancholy


Edited by nannaTracey (Mon Feb 08 2010 11:12 PM)

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#510523 - Mon Feb 08 2010 11:13 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: queproblema]
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Quote:

I came to report those same word, lilyalli, plus another. (Hey, I didn't think we all got the same ones?) Also,

1. Small intestines of hogs prepared as food

Your answer: knackwurst

knackwurst means "small intestines of hogs prepared as food"

The correct answer was chitlins





I had the 'chitlins' one also, but that was ok - duplicate definition?

Quote:

I really got them all correct, but I'm scored as having missed four. Odd that one excellent player got all correct in 45 seconds.




Yeah, I got (should have got) 15/15 also.


Edited by lilyalli (Mon Feb 08 2010 11:20 PM)
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#510524 - Mon Feb 08 2010 11:16 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: lilyalli]
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My standing doesn't seem to have been affected, but I do wonder when we can safely "go back in the water." Hope there'll be some sort of announcement to that effect.


Edited by Lochalsh (Mon Feb 08 2010 11:17 PM)

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#510525 - Mon Feb 08 2010 11:16 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Terry]
cazza2902 Offline
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Posts: 35
Loc: Abbotsford VIC Australia     
Hi

I just did the latest round of WW and got the following responses:

1. Lens used to concentrate light on an object
Your answer: optical condenser

optical condenser means "lens used to concentrate light on an object"

The correct answer was verticality

5. Smooth-leaved kale

Your answer: collard greens

collard greens means "smooth-leaved kale"

The correct answer was digitalis

10. The bathroom loofah

Your answer: vegetable sponge

vegetable sponge means "the bathroom loofah"

The correct answer was decennary

13. Something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin

Your answer: close shave

close shave means "something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin"

The correct answer was choreography

Umm not sure what is going wrong here - but it is a bit disappointing to have posted what seem to be the right answers and then get told they are wrong.

Hope somebody can look into to it for future games.

Cheers

Carol/Cazza

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#510526 - Mon Feb 08 2010 11:19 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: cazza2902]
cazza2902 Offline
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Sorry I didn't realise that someone else had already posted these.

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#510527 - Mon Feb 08 2010 11:56 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: cazza2902]
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I would say that something is up...

I got this one, and was confused, but I guess I should count myself lucky that I only got one of these in my set.

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3. One related on the father''s side

Your answer: patrilineal kin

patrilineal kin means "one related on the father''s side"

The correct answer was domine

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#510528 - Tue Feb 09 2010 12:15 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: agony]
Terry Online   FT-blank

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lol, thanks agony. removed! also used some creativity to remove other possibilities.

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#510529 - Tue Feb 09 2010 12:15 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: abechstein]
22crows Offline
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I also got the patrilineal kin one "wrong" and also
Everything stated or assumed in a given discussion
Your answer: diffusor
diffuser means "everything stated ..."
The correct answer was universe
Bother!

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#510530 - Tue Feb 09 2010 12:18 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Terry]
Terry Online   FT-blank

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Hmm definitely looks like a bug. Will close the game for a few mins while I track it down.

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#510531 - Tue Feb 09 2010 12:56 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Terry]
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Ok, think I found it. Will put changes in for the new hour, and monitor to make sure it all looks sensible.

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#510532 - Tue Feb 09 2010 01:27 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Terry]
queproblema Offline
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Thanks, Terry! It worked fine for me a minute ago.

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#510533 - Tue Feb 09 2010 01:43 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: queproblema]
cazza2902 Offline
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Loc: Abbotsford VIC Australia     
Thanks Terry

I will dip my toe back in the WW water now

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#510534 - Tue Feb 09 2010 05:18 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Lochalsh]
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That's funny, because I got the close shave, and was marked right on it.

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#510535 - Tue Feb 09 2010 08:14 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: agony]
dippo Offline
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15. Unsatisfactoriness
Your answer: merchandise that is shoddy or inferior

merchandise that is shoddy or inferior is the definition for "dreck"

The correct answer was the quality of being adequate or suitable


Either this answer is wrong, or I did a lot better in school that I thought when I was being told my performance was unsatisfactory.

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#510536 - Tue Feb 09 2010 08:26 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: dippo]
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11. Jargon

Your answer: lan suitable for grazing livestock

lan suitable for grazing livestock is the definition for "rangeland"

The correct answer was a colorless (or pale yellow or smoky) variety of zircon

For 'rangeland' - 'lan suitable for' should be 'land suitable for', of course.

Happy WW Typo Trivia!
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#510537 - Tue Feb 09 2010 12:06 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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I don't know what the word is, but I ran across "obscene terms for female genitals" as a wrong answer.

This was another incorrect answer, I think something's missing: southern variety is the definition for "canebrake_rattlesnake".

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#510538 - Tue Feb 09 2010 12:14 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: darthrevan89]
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Thanks, toasted a whole set of genitalia nicknames. lol. didn't realize there were so many!

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#510539 - Tue Feb 09 2010 03:19 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Terry]
twosleepy Offline
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14. A very evil man

Your answer: judas

judas means "a one-way peephole in a door"

The correct answer was hellhound

I don't get it. Can someone help me out?

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#510540 - Tue Feb 09 2010 03:29 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: twosleepy]
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What's the problem? A judas is a peephole in a door and a hellhound is a fiend or very evil person.

Of course the judas does take its name from the Biblical Judas but if it had meant him, his name would have been capitalised.
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#510541 - Tue Feb 09 2010 10:10 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: flopsymopsy]
queproblema Offline
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Anybody else having really slow loading times? Or is it just my network? Word Wizard was by far the slowest of the last dozen pages.

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#510542 - Tue Feb 09 2010 10:19 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: flopsymopsy]
twosleepy Offline
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Obviously, the problem is that I didn't know I'm an idiot. Thanks for letting me know...

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#510543 - Wed Feb 10 2010 01:46 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: twosleepy]
abechstein Offline
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It seems both of these definitions are missing word(s):

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2. Found in warm waters of western Atlantic

Your answer: phytonadione

phytonadione means "a form of vitamin K"

The correct answer was timucu

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6. Used also in making gasoline components

Your answer: isobutylene

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#510544 - Wed Feb 10 2010 01:27 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: abechstein]
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15. Infection by a disease-causing ameba

Your answer: amoebiosis

Amoebiosis is an obsolete variant of amebiasis. Whether to leave obsolete words in the game is a question.

Happy WW Obsolete Trivia!
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#510545 - Wed Feb 10 2010 02:08 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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3. Woolly_alder_aphid

Your answer: attacks alders

Another incomplete but obvious entry.

Happy WW Trivia!
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#510546 - Thu Feb 11 2010 07:48 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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2. Tropical Africa to Australasia and Polynesia

Your answer: climbing bird's nest fern

A typical incomplete plant definition.

9. A week chirping sound as of a small bird

Your answer: tweet

The word 'week' should be 'weak', obviously.

Happy WW Correction Trivia!
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