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#690232 - Tue Feb 14 2012 02:22 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: satguru]
highfells Offline
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Not necessarily a missing letter: "dulness" is listed in some as an obsolete spelling of "dullness".
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#690233 - Tue Feb 14 2012 02:37 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: highfells]
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I've not seen that word spelled in that fashion. I don't play this game as much just because I don't seem to have enough time. frown
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#690373 - Wed Feb 15 2012 02:37 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: dg_dave]
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Could a moderator put this thread's title back to what it should be, please?
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#690412 - Wed Feb 15 2012 05:54 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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It's not too much different than what it was, but in this case, and only this case, a moderator doesn't have to do it. They do, however, have to change all previous posts, but with over 900 in this thread, that's too time-consuming.

I've changed it and I'm not staff.


Edited by dg_dave (Wed Feb 15 2012 05:56 AM)
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#690425 - Wed Feb 15 2012 07:17 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: dg_dave]
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Actually with this software it is easy to change the whole thread so it took me less than a minute to so it.
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#690428 - Wed Feb 15 2012 08:21 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: sue943]
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Wow, Sue. No wonder everyone calls you "Superwoman"!

I remember in the previous version that couldn't be done though.
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#690881 - Thu Feb 16 2012 04:29 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: dg_dave]
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Hi everyone, before I blame the much maligned and frequently wrong database, could I get second opinions on this one please?

"6. Revoke

Your answer: waste time

waste time is the definition for "wanton_away"

The correct answer was the mistake of not following suit when able to do so"

I've always used the word 'renege' when not following suit when able to do so. Is that an Australian-only usage (and others use revoke) or is it more widespread. Ignore the answer I gave, I would have chosen 'none of the above' if it was available!

Many thanks

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#690912 - Thu Feb 16 2012 07:30 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: MikeMaster99]
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It is not an Australian usage, but it is a common usage, from what I found when I first encountered that definition. I also have only used the word renege, but that is in bridge. I understand that some other games use the term revoke. Wikipedia actually lists revoke (or renege) as its entry.
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#690940 - Thu Feb 16 2012 09:39 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Many thanks for the clarification looney_tunes! I'm relieved I didn't sound off at the database without checking :-)

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#690976 - Fri Feb 17 2012 03:57 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: sue943]
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Thank you dg and sue.
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#691294 - Sat Feb 18 2012 01:05 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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Today I did the Word Wizard and 1 of the questions was.
'Make off with Belongings of Others' Answer 'Sneak'
I chose 'Knock Off'(Q/A Definition- cut the price of)

Being an Aussie 'Knock Off' can also mean -
Finish work...
and also
Steal(which I think would be 'Make off with belongings of others)
Just a thought...

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#691332 - Sat Feb 18 2012 05:37 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: har28low]
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Most words have lots of alternative definitions, and local slang and informal usage can certainly introduce ambiguity in some of the answer sets. Play the game religiously so you can harvest letters and play the mini-game, and you will become familiar with most of them. I still, however, sometimes get a word I haven't seen before, with definitions that all refer to something else in my mind. When that happens, one of them, of course, also relates to the word in question.
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#773307 - Sat Feb 25 2012 09:15 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Sometimes I hate this game. I have 12 letters
Quote:
R D M O Q N N F D W S S
and have to change two- guess which two? frown
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#773308 - Sat Feb 25 2012 09:17 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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You could probably make something like FROND(S) and save at least one S. smile
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#773311 - Sat Feb 25 2012 09:26 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: zorba_scank]
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I bit the bullet and got an O. Not too bad, as I now have DROWNED. The next letter gives me a few eights, and a T will give me a 9- DOWNTREND!

It works every time- whinge and win. smile
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#773313 - Sat Feb 25 2012 09:55 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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Aha, so that's what this thread is for!
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#773843 - Mon Feb 27 2012 01:13 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Another definition/question problem:


"Come to terms"
Your answer: reconcile
reconcile means "accept as inevitable"

The correct answer was bargain


The freedictionary.com defines reconcile like this:



3. reconcile - come to terms ; "After some discussion we finally made up"

This question needs to be rewritten.

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#776533 - Tue Mar 06 2012 04:08 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: tatwood]
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Me again, a pest. I know this game is supposed to be challenging, but does it have to be *this* challenging?

4 fluorouracil
variegate with different colors, shades, or patterns
an antibiotic used as an anticancer drug
a small hairpiece to cover partial baldness
an antimetabolite used to treat certain cancers
large watertight chamber used for construction under water
compress into a wad

The correct answer is an antimetabolite, as opposed to an antibiotic. I didn't fall for it, but I easily could have and probably will in the future. Gee whiz...


Edited by tatwood (Tue Mar 06 2012 04:45 PM)

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#776547 - Tue Mar 06 2012 04:48 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: tatwood]
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Tough combination. I got the same word in the last hour, but with only one anticancer option to select, so had no problem with it.
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#776555 - Tue Mar 06 2012 05:22 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: tatwood]
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It got me!

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#776572 - Tue Mar 06 2012 05:47 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: dippo]
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My sympathies, dippo! I backed off and didn't finish, in a totally cowardly way. It'll get me next time, though. Pure luck this game...as many are. Better luck next time!
Best, tat

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#777759 - Sat Mar 10 2012 05:34 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: tatwood]
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Excessive and profuse perspiration
Your answer: hyperidrosis

Answer should be hyperHidrosis with a second 'h'.

As for the fluorouracil question, that's nasty with a capital N! I would have picked antibiotic but it would have been the result of an educated guess that went awry. eek
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#778734 - Wed Mar 14 2012 05:50 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Tizzabelle]
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15. Mildly acid red or yellow pulpy fruit eaten as a vegetable
Your answer: tomato


I have never seen a yellow tomato, and I thought that the US government had declared that a tomato was a fruit! smile
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#778735 - Wed Mar 14 2012 05:56 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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Originally Posted By: ozzz2002
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15. Mildly acid red or yellow pulpy fruit eaten as a vegetable
Your answer: tomato


I have never seen a yellow tomato, and I thought that the US government had declared that a tomato was a fruit! smile


Well, whether fruit or vegetable, yellow tomatoes (and other colours, too) exist. I have grown them in the past, although I prefer the red varieties.

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-yellow-tomatoes.htm
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#778737 - Wed Mar 14 2012 06:24 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: highfells]
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Well, cut off my legs and call me 'Shorty'! Thanks, Highfells.

I am allergic to tomato, but as far as I know, it is only the red version.


Edited by ozzz2002 (Wed Mar 14 2012 06:25 AM)
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