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#510772 - Mon Aug 09 2010 04:35 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Gold sinks. Every time I attempt to play golf, I usually find the water. I am just waiting for someone to invent wooden golf balls!
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#510773 - Tue Aug 10 2010 03:10 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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Souvlakia: made of lamb.

While true, it seems to be lacking something.

Webster's 4th gives:

a Greek version of shish kebab, for which the meat is marinated before broiling.

Dictionary.com has:

a dish similar to shish kebab made with lamb.

I would say the latter is a fine compromise.

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#510774 - Wed Aug 11 2010 09:34 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Variety inhabiting the Great Lakes

Your answer: blue walleye

Something missing here, maybe 'of fish'.

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#510775 - Wed Aug 11 2010 02:35 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Terry]
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Revised dictionary to this point. Thanks for the feedback!

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#510776 - Wed Aug 11 2010 03:26 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Terry]
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If you have a usable WW edit routine, I continue to volunteer to do the edits for you. I would rather you spent your time on fixing programs, unless you enjoy correcting WW entries.

The WAI edits are few and far between recently, although I hope to put together 700+ more entries to get to 10,000+ total.

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#510777 - Thu Aug 12 2010 11:11 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Typo:

Graft: Place athe organ of a donor into the body of a recipient.

Obviously 'athe' should be 'the'.

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#510778 - Fri Aug 13 2010 10:14 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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13. Partridge
Your answer: flesh of either quail or grouse


http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/families/partridges.aspx

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#544652 - Sat Aug 14 2010 10:24 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: sherry1946]
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13. Take_up_arms
Your answer: a state of conflict between persons

a state of conflict between persons is the definition for "clash"

The correct answer was commence hostilities

These seem pretty close to me, but I could be wrong.

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#544714 - Sat Aug 14 2010 02:20 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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2. Chevre
Your answer: made from goats' milk

While true the more complete definition from Dictionary.com:

Chevre: any cheese made from goats' milk

Would seem to be a better choice.

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#544733 - Sat Aug 14 2010 03:22 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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"Take up arms" means to begin the conflict, while "clash" means the conflict itself, in both the broader and narrower sense, I'd say.

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#544901 - Sun Aug 15 2010 02:09 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: agony]
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Ignore this 'Dulness' is a variant. I miss entered the search.

15. Dulness
Your answer: the quality of being slow to understand

Typo: 'Dulness' should be 'Dullness'.

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#544955 - Sun Aug 15 2010 07:27 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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1. Whicker
Your answer: characteristic of horses

While true this seems to be lacking something. Perhaps, 'sound characteristic of horses' would be more definitive.

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#545817 - Thu Aug 19 2010 05:17 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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2. An abrupt and unceremonious dismissal
Your answer: knockout

knockout means "a very attractive or seductive looking woman"

The correct answer was conge

I would contend that a 'knockout' can also be 'An abrupt and unceremonious dismissal'. Just ask any losing prize fighter. wink
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#546010 - Thu Aug 19 2010 05:22 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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13. Variety inhabiting the Great Lakes
Your answer: blue pikeperch

The above, while true, is somewhat lacking in specificity.

The Dictionary.com definition is -- a variety of the walleye inhabiting the Great Lakes.

This definition or using 'of fish' after 'Variety' would seem to be needed.

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#546155 - Fri Aug 20 2010 12:11 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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On viewing the latest comments, I get the impression that many animal definitions are lacking crucial information.
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#546374 - Sat Aug 21 2010 10:42 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JanIQ]
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7. Broach
Your answer: a request for information

a request for information is the definition for "inquiring"

The correct answer was bring up a topic for discussion

These seem rather close to me.

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#546662 - Mon Aug 23 2010 09:24 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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7. Baked or roasted with a spicy sauce
Your answer: spareribs

Another incomplete definition. The word 'meat' or something similar should be added to the definition.

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#546673 - Mon Aug 23 2010 10:51 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Or maybe some nice Walleye in a herbed butter sauce roasted over an open fire. Doesn't that sound good to a bear?


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#546674 - Mon Aug 23 2010 10:56 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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Paw caught salmon. Fresh from a mountain stream. Yum!

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#546809 - Mon Aug 23 2010 10:34 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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11. Liquor
Your answer: distilled rather than fermented

Continuing the trend of incomplete definitions -- 'beverage' or 'alcoholic beverage' or something like that should appear in the above definition.

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#546877 - Tue Aug 24 2010 12:30 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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12. Banzai
Your answer: a yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battle

a yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battle is the definition for "war_cry"

The correct answer was a japanese cheer of enthusiasm or triumph

While "a japanese cheer of enthusiasm or triumph" is rather obvious "a yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battle" is also correct.

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#546945 - Tue Aug 24 2010 06:27 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Apparently a "custom" is not "a car modified to increase its speed and acceleration". Hmmm - it sure is where I come from. Could this be removed from the list of possible answers please?

BTW: apologies for my mispost to the new topic area.

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#547445 - Thu Aug 26 2010 10:10 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: veryeavy]
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6. Shutout
Your answer: complete victory

complete victory is the definition for "checkmate"

The correct answer was a defeat in a game where one side fails to score

It seems to me that a "Complete victory" is a "Shutout", but then maybe it's just me.

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#547506 - Fri Aug 27 2010 09:03 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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I don't think so - the "one side fails to score" aspect is integral to "shutout". A score of 3 - 0 is a shutout, while 27 - 3 is not, though it is a complete victory.

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#547780 - Sat Aug 28 2010 11:57 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: agony]
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In chess there is only complete victory (or a draw, of course - GrandMaster level has more draws than victories). So checkmate would be a shutout as well.
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