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Old 11-01-2017, 05:32 AM
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Last month I added and retained 614 best/longest records in 947 games played. My totals as of yesterday were 1,691 best word and 1,754 longest word records.
That's down quite a bit from Sept when I added 867 records. Back then, I was pushing to come up with a good number.
Last month, I realized that setting records doesn't have anywhere near the wow factor as other categories that are tracked here (rightly so for most of them). So, I backed off on the intensity and cruised at a comfortable speed. I spot checked other long word seeker record seekers and I was piling up records about 2-5 times faster than them. However, I also go for lower scoring records than they do. Also my wife had a week off so I didn't play much then.
I'm now at 3,447 5x5 records. My goal is to have 2k of each kind by year's end. I may reach that by the end of this month but I'm not going to obsess over it.

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Old 11-01-2017, 01:07 PM
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Default A sampling of some of my recent word finds

While enjoying my DENIZATION in our Wordtwist community, I sometimes experience some QUESTIONABLENESSES about the validity of words allowed. I don't think my wondering is founded on any EXAGGERATEDNESSES. Some of the words seem to have an INDEFINABLENESS to them at times. It sometimes seems there are almost unbridled DERESTRICTIONS to words that can be played. For instance, I no longer think it strange to play CENTRICALNESSES without having any concentricity required. (At first I did experience some QUEASINESSES venturing to play such words but now have faster RECOVERABLENESSES.) It's not surprising that I again set the same record for DIAMAGNETICALLY that I did months ago because of recycled games. I think it allows some EQUITABLENESSES for others looking to set records and could even foster renewed PERCEPTIVENESSES.
Despite such words PREPONDERATING over higher word scores, perhaps I shouldn't even consider such COMPARTMENTALIZATIONS, lest it lead to DUNDERHEADNESSES.
Enjoy the games everyone!

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Old 11-01-2017, 04:33 PM
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I enjoy hearing you METAPHYSICIZE, lalatan.

I myself confess to some CONFUSEDNESSES about the scoring. For example:

METAPHYSICIZE - 27 points
METAPHYSICIZES - 19 points

The CLASSIFICATIONAL system SECTIONALIZES words by rarity but does not always seem QUANTITATIVELY logical.

I can't explain it but I retain my AMICABLENESS lest I be accused of various DISREPUTABLENESSES.

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Old 11-02-2017, 04:30 AM
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Lol mcdonna. Until you mentioned it, I didn't even know I could METAPHYSICIZE. I do enjoy your posts and AMICABLENESS.
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Old 11-02-2017, 07:57 AM
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I do enjoy your posts and AMICABLENESS.
Likewise!
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Old 11-13-2017, 11:21 AM
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I had quite the day yesterday. I set 60 5x5 records in 64 games.
In the afternoon I set records on 11 games in a row, most of them both best/longest words. Yes, some were new games. But I played what I felt were quality words for all of them:
POLYRHYTHMICALLY (30 pts, 2 records)
DESEGREGATIONS (26 pts, 2 records)
CONTRACTIBLENESSES (34 pts, 2 records)
ASTROBIOLOGIES (20 pts, 2 records)
FORTHRIGHTNESSES (30 pts, 2 records)
VULCANIZING (16 pts, 2 records)
A 14 pt word I can't remember now and LANKIEST (forgot to take screenshot)
ELECTROCLASHES (16 pts, 2 records) (nothing to pair with electro- so thought why not? lol)
HARTENED (14 pts, 1 records)
COGENERATORS (22 pts, 2 records)
THEMATISATION (16 pts, 2 records)

I wish I could bottle such days and take a swig of it when I can't seem to find much of anything.
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Old 11-13-2017, 01:42 PM
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I had quite the day yesterday. I set 60 5x5 records in 64 games.
In the afternoon I set records on 11 games in a row, most of them both best/longest words. Yes, some were new games. But I played what I felt were quality words for all of them:
POLYRHYTHMICALLY (30 pts, 2 records)
DESEGREGATIONS (26 pts, 2 records)
CONTRACTIBLENESSES (34 pts, 2 records)
ASTROBIOLOGIES (20 pts, 2 records)
FORTHRIGHTNESSES (30 pts, 2 records)
VULCANIZING (16 pts, 2 records)
A 14 pt word I can't remember now and LANKIEST (forgot to take screenshot)
ELECTROCLASHES (16 pts, 2 records) (nothing to pair with electro- so thought why not? lol)
HARTENED (14 pts, 1 records)
COGENERATORS (22 pts, 2 records)
THEMATISATION (16 pts, 2 records)

I wish I could bottle such days and take a swig of it when I can't seem to find much of anything.
Sweet! 🏆 🎉

I know what you mean about bottling those days. Sometimes my brain just has no interest in cooperating!
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:20 AM
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Just picked up my 1000th longest word record!

Best Word: 1341 records held
Longest Word: 1000 records held

Nothing fancy; found a board that had been played only a couple of times, and played CONVERSATIONALLY (19/16). But it was fun to see the zeroes appear! Now if I can just find a couple more before previous records start to fall.
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:40 AM
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Woohoo mcdonna! Congrats on that milestone. Well done! Many more records to come I strongly suspect.
I chuckled when you mentioned the board with CONVERSATIONALLY on it. In 1 of my late night puzzleheadednesses, I couldn't even find CONVERSATION until I looked at the screenshot the next day and also saw CONVERSATIONALLY. I think of it as sleep learning.
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I chuckled when you mentioned the board with CONVERSATIONALLY on it. In 1 of my late night puzzleheadednesses, I couldn't even find CONVERSATION until I looked at the screenshot the next day and also saw CONVERSATIONALLY. I think of it as sleep learning.
Thanks, lalatan! I didn't want to rub it in, but you held the previous record on that board, so it was probably the same one!
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