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Old 12-29-2018, 08:40 AM
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Just messaged the admin with regards to where they get their usage tables. Hopefully I will get a quick response back.

Also,

Definition of Microminiaturize
1. Verb. To construct an extremely small-scale device, especially one used for electronic circuitry or microfluidics.

You use constructed more than you use construct, right?

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Old 01-01-2019, 11:32 AM
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I have no idea where they get their usage tables. I think that justno is onto something though. I've seen MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS a lot more as a noun than as an adjective (without the S). More often, it goes the other way.
I will concede that one to you, Spike, since you're much more in the know about such things than me. That said, I'd be shocked if more than 1% of the general populace ever used either word in their lifetime. I just played a board where the previous record holder had played ENERGISATION (22/12) and ENERGISATIONS (15/13). They're both nouns and why there's that kind of point gap is a mystery to me. (The example is now buried since I bettered it with ROENTGENISATIONS (30/16).)

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Just messaged the admin with regards to where they get their usage tables. Hopefully I will get a quick response back.
Good luck with that. I never got a reply from admin for the last 5 years. It seems they focus on keeping the website running and, only recently, blotting spam, both things that I appreciate. The scoring here is riddled with such anomalies and enigmas; I'm no longer interested in figuring it out or having them correct it. I just go with whatever happens. Not saying that you or Spike shouldn't. Just stating where I'm at on the issue.
Enjoy the games!

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Old 01-06-2019, 08:49 AM
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I'm especially proud of finding POINTMEN. It scored the same number of points as DISAPPOINTMENTS, and of course is entirely contained within the longer word.

The real shock on that board, though, is that 8 letters (for NASTIEST) was the record length through 42 plays. DISAPPOINTMENTS is a common word and contains several words longer than 8 letters.
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:33 AM
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Even though it's below my target point average, I had to play POLYRHYTHMICALLY for 30 points. The board was full of strange combinations and I was sure the longest word would turn out to be something chemical, but when it was something musical instead, I couldn't abandon the game.
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:07 AM
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Two short ones on the same board, one musical and one scientific: STRETTI and MERISTEM.

The first one brings to mind Glenn Gould's "So You Want to Write a Fugue?"
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I found DIRIMENT once. Coolest thing: I actually know what it means!
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:03 PM
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The first one brings to mind Glenn Gould's "So You Want to Write a Fugue?"
Yes! I love that piece. I now have it stuck in my head. Thanks!
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Old 01-11-2019, 04:44 PM
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IMPLEADER. Blame the other guy.
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