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#1124 - 04/04/00 07:31 PM Insatiable Anagrammists &c.
Apocryphon Offline
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A couple quick ones (the first one is so quick that I ask you not post a response so as not to ruin it); the others are a little slower:

1) What is the only other word that can be made from the letters in INSATIABLE? (No fair checking the anagram server [and no help, either!])
2) What is the longest word that can be made strictly from letters on the middle row of the (QWERTY) keyboard? [A few possible answers, here.]
3) One six-letter word contains five pronouns in it (in order) - what is it?

As always, if you know the answer in advance, no fair responding!

Good luck.

Jon



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#1125 - 04/14/00 11:29 AM Re: Insatiable Anagrammists &c.
Jackie Offline

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Well, I'm stumped. Got out my Scrabble tiles, cannot come
up w/ the anagram. I did find a few possibilities, but I
don't think any of them are real words. Re: #3--are you
sure you worded that question right? (She said, ungrammatically.) Is the answer an English word? I can't
think of any other pronouns besides I, you, he, she, it, we,you, they, and me, you, him, her, it , us, you, them.
Perhaps one of the brain cells I've lost knew the answer, but I can't see it for the life of me!
Please send private if you don't want the answer posted yet.
I'm on tenterhooks, and they're pretty uncomfortable!
Thanks!


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#1126 - 05/24/02 05:55 PM Re: Insatiable Anagrammists &c.
Wordwind Offline
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Note: This was one of the earliest threads--though not a long one--in the brief history of Wordplay and Fun.

Were these questions ever answered on a later thread?

Curious,
WW


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#1127 - 05/24/02 07:05 PM Re: Insatiable Anagrammists &c.
wow Offline
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Were these questions ever answered on a later thread?

Not that I ever saw ... and I'd just about stopped being frustrated by the thread and here it is again...

No Fair, Apocryphon! Come back with answers. I want answers, do you hear, Sirrah? Answers!


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#1128 - 05/25/02 08:45 AM Re: Insatiable Anagrammists &c.
Fiberbabe Offline
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Registered: 01/12/01
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Loc: Portland, Oregon
Good Lord... Jackie was once a newbie? I thought she just sprang from Anu's forehead as a full-grown Pooh-Bah.

The answer I've heard for #2 is typewriter, although the parenthetical comment makes me wonder what else others have come up with.

As for pronouns, that will keep me thinking all weekend... remember my, our, their, his, hers, its, who, what & which are all pronouns too! (plus more I'm sure I've forgotten to mention...)


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#1129 - 05/25/02 08:58 AM Re: Insatiable Anagrammists &c.
Wordwind Offline
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The word below doesn't meet the requirements of the pronoun word task, but I show it here for amusement:

Hershey:

He
Her
Hers
She
He

It's a seven-letter word, but it does have five pronouns.

The requirement of that six-letter word having five pronouns "in order" is a little confusing... What does "in order" mean here?

WW


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#1130 - 05/25/02 09:10 AM Re: Insatiable Anagrammists &c.
Wordwind Offline
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Oh, ok. I just figured out the "order" bit.

Consider the six-letter word theirs.

It contains eleven pronouns, but not necessarily in order:

their
theirs
he
I
his (if you disregard the ordering of the letters)
this (again, if you disregard the ordering of the letters)
she (ditto)
her (ditto)
hers (ditto)
it (ditto)
its (ditto)

...so, back to the drawing board.

WW


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#1131 - 05/25/02 09:26 AM Re: Insatiable Anagrammists &c.
of troy Offline
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ok, so let work on it...
Hers and she is a good start,
Shers (5 letters, 4 pronouns)so what can we put in front, that will give 2 more?(he, her, she, hers,)
Ushers!
Us, she, he, her, hers!

thanks, word wind! i couldn't have done it with out you!

_________________________
my other obsession

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#1132 - 05/25/02 09:32 AM Re: Insatiable Anagrammists &c.
Wordwind Offline
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Brava, of Troy! Now we can put our minds to rest. Glad you rebuilt Ushers house!

WW


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#1133 - 05/28/02 01:12 PM Re: Insatiable Anagrammists &c.
tsuwm Offline
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insatiable <> banalities [appropriately enough]

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