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Old 05-01-2018, 06:50 PM
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TOMATOGRAPHIES: salad scans?
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:35 AM
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ANTICURD.

I play an online game called Kingdom of Loathing, in which there is an item called [URL="http://kol.coldfront.net/thekolwiki/index.php/Anticheese"]anticheese[/URL]. I imagine anticurd is part of the anticheese-making process.
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Old 05-18-2018, 10:49 AM
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I tried QUISLINGNESS but it was a no-go. I thought, "I guess there are some limits to what you can tack -ness onto." (I know quisling is a noun but, hey, this is WordTwist Boggle.)
Then I ventured SURPRISINGNESS for 26 pts and 2 records (and was mildly surprised). I changed to "I guess there are relatively few limits."

Update: I just played my first word beginning with x in 54k+ games played! XENOPHOBES for 13 pts. Unfortunately, XENOPHOBELESS was invalid. Not much surprisingness on that one. There probably are no societies or nations devoid of xenophobia.

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Old 05-28-2018, 12:37 PM
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It must be go to med school day (I didn't) on WordTwist. I tried a board that had been played numerous times but the longest word was 7 letters. I thought the 9+ words were probably medical or scientific. I gave it a shot. I saw scope but couldn't find anything to join with it. I saw ortho- in the right corner and noticed centric in the midst of them. I was filled with expectation of finding a new medical device: ORTHOCENTRISCOPE. But when I hit enter, it said invalid. But I did manage to find ANTHROPOCENTRIC for 18 pts/2 records on that board.
In a subsequent game it was a similar situation. I noticed -dectomies and thought there must be something to go with that. After quite a while searching I saw mastoid and knew it has something to do jaws or something like that. So I tried MASTOIDECTOMIES. Presto! 28 pts/2records.
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:35 AM
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This must be a gallant effort of some sort. But this is the kind of variability I often see in my games. Is everyone else in the same boat, or is it just me? And no, I don't remember playing the game before -- but I clearly did, and not that long ago.


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Old 06-13-2018, 06:21 PM
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As famous as the story of FAUST is, it's evidently not a word.
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Old 07-20-2018, 09:24 AM
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AUTOCHROME is not a word, even though it seems to me like mid-20th-century America was obsessed with it.
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Old 07-20-2018, 09:41 AM
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AUTOCHROME is not a word, even though it seems to me like mid-20th-century America was obsessed with it.
Sounds like a perfectly good word to me (growing up in that era), but maybe it went away like the chrome did. I assume that AUTOFINS (and AUTOTAILFINS) don't work either.

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Old 07-20-2018, 11:17 AM
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Too bad on that one DrP. Your definition sounded good.

I just got blanked on UNINHABITIVENESS. Sounded reasonable to me. I was also stymied on HABITIVENESS. I guess one must play UNINHABITABLENESS to score points.

Edit: Ok, WordTwist made that up for me when I played RESPECTABILIZE for 29 pts. I thought it'd likely be rejected.

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Old 07-24-2018, 08:02 PM
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So it seems LURGID only has meaning in the Vogon dictionary. (I guess this means FREDDLED and GRUNTBUGGLY aren't good either?)

On the other hand, I got points for OSCAR on the same board.
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