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#625434 - Sat May 14 2011 03:10 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Jakeroo]
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1. And edge tool having two crossed pivoting blades
Your answer: pair of pincers

pair of pincers means "a hand tool for holding consisting of a compound lever"

The correct answer was pair of scissors



I was going to moan about the definition but have decided that it is correct so will, instead, vent my spleen and point out a little typo - should be 'An' not 'And'
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#625866 - Mon May 16 2011 04:20 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: gillimalta]
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I just had a game where two separate questions had the same "correct" answer:

Loveliness & Fairness-->both "the quality of being good looking and attractive".

I assumed there was a one-to-one match between words and definitions, so changed my answer for fairness when loveliness came up a few questions later.

It was pretty annoying to see the answers.

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#625899 - Mon May 16 2011 09:09 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: lorance79]
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But if they were two separate questions, then that is not a problem or an error.
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#626159 - Mon May 16 2011 10:37 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Jakeroo]
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Scissors
Your answer: and edge tool having two crossed pivoting blades

And should be an.

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#626187 - Tue May 17 2011 04:03 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Buddy1]
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15. Villain
Your answer: the principle bad character in a film or work of fiction

Should be principal.
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#626214 - Tue May 17 2011 08:19 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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Detainee
Your answer: some held in custody

"some" should be either someone (or maybe either something or both).


Vacillator
Your answer: one who hesitates (uaually out of fear)

"uaually" should be usually.

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#626243 - Tue May 17 2011 11:55 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Buddy1]
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2. Change the arrangement or position of
Your answer: seigneur
seigneur means "a man of rank in the ancien regime"
The correct answer was agitate

"ancien" should be ancient. (I'm not saying I'm right even though I have been told I am wrong--I'm just pointing out a spelling mistake on what happens to be the defintiion of my incorrect guess.)


3. Subject to a palyful hoax or joke
Your answer: play a joke on

"palyful" should be playful.

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#626244 - Tue May 17 2011 11:57 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Buddy1]
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Buddy, ancien regime is indeed correct. It is an expression lent directly from the French.
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#626245 - Tue May 17 2011 11:57 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ssabreman]
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Originally Posted By: ssabreman
Play_a_joke_on
Your answer: subject to a palyful hoax or joke

Spelling error - playful


Got this one again, in reverse.

3. Subject to a palyful hoax or joke
Your answer: play a joke on

Should be playful

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#626317 - Tue May 17 2011 03:40 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JanIQ]
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Originally Posted By: JanIQ
Buddy, ancien regime is indeed correct. It is an expression lent directly from the French.

Interesting. You learn something new every day.

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#626489 - Wed May 18 2011 10:30 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Buddy1]
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2. Dramatis_personae

Your answer: the actors in a play

Shouldn't this be "the characters in a play"?
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#626635 - Wed May 18 2011 08:03 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: LadyCaitriona]
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Rabbet
:cut a rectangualr groove into

bit of a typo there (rectangular)


Edited by satguru (Wed May 18 2011 08:04 PM)
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#627673 - Mon May 23 2011 12:55 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Jakeroo]
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12. Kitty

Your answer: the combined stakes of the betters

Should it not be 'bettors'?
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#627682 - Mon May 23 2011 04:11 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: martin_cube]
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Had a question where a possible answer came up twice:

5 pallium

cloak or mantle worn by men in ancient rome
cultivated as feed for livestock
time without end
time without end
the leader of a group meeting
beat soundly

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#627684 - Mon May 23 2011 04:42 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: lorance79]
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When that happens in THIS game, you know that neither is the correct answer. The shuffling algorithm bars identical answers appearing as one right and one wrong, but allows two identical wrong answers.
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#627946 - Mon May 23 2011 08:15 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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cut a rectangualr groove into is the definition for "rabbet"

"rectangualr" should be "rectangular".

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#628037 - Tue May 24 2011 05:15 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Buddy1]
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This verbiage is copied straight from the Free Online Dictionary, and it doesn't make any sense to me:

"the semantic relation of being a manner of does something"


Does anyone know what it's supposed to say?


Edited by twosleepy (Tue May 24 2011 11:39 AM)

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#628141 - Tue May 24 2011 12:57 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: twosleepy]
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Change the does to doing. It is the definition of a relation between two words (troponyms) which are precise descriptions of different ways of doing the same thing. One example cited here is that nibble and gorge are both more precise words describing the way in which one might eat.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troponymy
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#628277 - Tue May 24 2011 07:37 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Communication (writen or spoken) intended to deceive
Your answer: humbug

writen should be written.

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#628329 - Tue May 24 2011 11:08 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Buddy1]
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7. The pilot ins charge of an airship
Your answer: captain

Should be 'in charge'

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#628413 - Wed May 25 2011 07:10 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ssabreman]
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3. Adjust and aim (a golf ball) at in preparation fo hitting
Your answer: address

Should be of or perhaps for. A badly worded clue.
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#629000 - Thu May 26 2011 10:49 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Hi, I just had to "rubbish" this one,

Rubbish

Your answer: invalid or incorrect reasoning

invalid or incorrect reasoning is the definition for "illogic"

The correct answer was attack strongly

my dictionary states as meaning as its third definition

a noun:

Absurd, nonsensical, or worthless talk or ideas
- I suppose you believe that rubbish about vampires

or as verb:

Criticize severely and reject as worthless
- he has pointedly rubbished professional estimates of the development and running costs



I thought I was wrong, I was obviously mistaken.
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#629037 - Fri May 27 2011 02:07 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Dave42007]
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To ozzz2002:

It could also be "...in preparation to hitting."
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#629052 - Fri May 27 2011 02:56 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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There seems to be rather too many references to street names for illegal drugs in the game. I've just had one in the game I've just played, and now feel as if I'm something of an expert on these.
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#629445 - Sat May 28 2011 12:56 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: rossian]
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When I played Word Wizard this hour, one choice was "united states baseball player (born in 1931)".
I didn't pick it nor was it the right answer, and I don't know the right answer, but shouldn't people's names not be a part of Word Wizard?


Edited by Buddy1 (Sat May 28 2011 12:57 PM)

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