Wordsmith.org
Posted By: A C Bowden Last Word - 09/14/15 11:41 AM
I have a suggestion for a new word game.

One person writes a sentence, and the next person has to use the last word of that sentence as the first word of the next.

The number of words in the sentence increases by one each time, from 2 up to 20, then returns to 2. Please indicate the word count in parentheses after each sentence.

Let us begin:

Have fun. (2)
Posted By: Tromboniator Re: Last Word - 09/15/15 12:47 AM
Fun is rare. (3)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc the Sun's rays meet - 09/15/15 01:49 AM

Rare...no, well done. (4)

(The old rancher left his spread to his three sons, on condition that they name it "Focus," because that's where...)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Haute cuisine - 09/15/15 03:55 AM
Done properly, pancakes are delicious. (5)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Haute cuisine - 09/15/15 04:48 PM
Delicious, exclaimed Devon, begging for seconds. (6)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc a dash of cold water, unfortunately - 09/15/15 07:52 PM

Seconds are the root of most obesity. (7)


Seconds are hours
The hours go so slowly
Still the sky is light

--Haiku from West Side Story
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Fat is fatal - 09/15/15 11:51 PM
Obesity is a major cause of heart disease. (8)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Fat is fatal, so is disease - 09/16/15 02:33 AM
Disease can be anything that has symptoms,
progressive, fatal.(9)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Saving lives - 09/16/15 03:56 PM
Fatal accidents can be reduced by some simple safety procedures. (10)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Saving lives - 09/16/15 04:00 PM
Procedures and regulations aside, sometimes one must go with
gut instinct.

(11)



good one AC
Posted By: Tromboniator Re: Saving lives - 09/16/15 07:48 PM
Instinct can be very useful indeed, but it tends to ignore consequences. (12)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Topsy-turvy - 09/16/15 11:42 PM
Consequences could precede their causes if time travel into the past were possible. (13)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Why it went wrong - 09/21/15 12:37 PM
Possible reasons for the failure of the space mission were discussed by rocket engineers. (14)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Ingenious designers - 10/01/15 01:03 PM
Engineers in Victorian Britain devised many innovative structures that were the envy of other nations. (15)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 - - - nations meet - 10/01/15 04:15 PM
Nations from around the world were meeting at the United Nations
building in New York City.(16)
Posted By: Tromboniator Local news - 10/01/15 09:30 PM
City council members decided last week not to ban the use of motor vehicles on Bishop's Beach. (17)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Coastal feature - 10/04/15 12:05 AM
Beach huts are a common sight in many British seaside resorts, although I myself consider them uncomfortably small. (18)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Everything is relative - 10/04/15 01:06 AM

"Small" is in the eye of the beholder; compared to a foxhole, a tent is as spacious as heaven. (19)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Keeping within bounds - 10/05/15 11:58 AM
Heaven knows how complex and incomprehensible these sentences would become if there were no limit on their length at all. (20)

Back to 2 words...

...Is that a jump back to 2 or are we going through 19->18->17->etc along the way?
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Rule clarified - 10/06/15 12:14 PM
Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc

...Is that a jump back to 2 or are we going through 19->18->17->etc along the way?

Jump back to 2. smirk
Posted By: wofahulicodoc affirmative - 10/08/15 02:03 AM

All right. (2)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: On we go... - 10/08/15 03:13 AM
Right, try this. (3)
Posted By: May Re: On we go... - 10/08/15 11:31 PM
This ice cream rocks! (4)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: On we go... - 10/08/15 11:46 PM
Rocks hurt car tire treads. (5)
Posted By: May Re: On we go... - 10/09/15 03:06 AM
Treads on mill belt for exercise. (6)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: On we go... - 10/09/15 05:21 AM
Exercise always makes the muscles much stronger. (7)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Weather forecast - 10/09/15 12:07 PM
Stronger winds and rain will arrive later today. (8)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Absolutely - 10/09/15 01:00 PM

Today the Universe starts off afresh; nothing old matters. (9)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Absolutely - 10/09/15 03:14 PM
Matters being what they were, the situation remained very unsettled (10).
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Unfortunate incident - 10/09/15 10:13 PM
Unsettled by the commotion, the horse bolted, knocking a fence down. (11)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc ...Hear the wind blow. - 10/10/15 07:14 PM

Down in the valley,
The valley so low,
Hang your head over...(12)

(can be sung)
Posted By: May Re: ...Hear the wind blow. - 10/10/15 09:41 PM
Over the river and through the spooky woods to Grandmother's house we go. (13)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Poco meno mosso - 10/11/15 01:22 PM
Go back to the beginning of the piece and play it slightly more slowly. (14)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 - - it's all in the approach - 10/11/15 03:00 PM
Slowly approaching the squirrel,hand out, it took the peanut right
out of my hand. (15)
Posted By: May Re: - - it's all in the approach - 10/12/15 12:50 AM
Hand in I shook it all about, did the hokey pokey and turned myself around again. (16)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Ferullo's Law - 10/12/15 02:22 AM

"Again": how there's always time for doing it, although there's never enough time to do it right. (17)
Posted By: May Aunty Lou - 10/12/15 03:53 AM
"Right, left, right," the ants went marching two by two, the little one stepped in poo, boo hoo. (18)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: - - it's all in the approach - 10/12/15 01:51 PM
Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
Slowly approaching the squirrel,hand out, it took the peanut right out of my hand.

I think there's a dangling modifier there, Luke! smirk
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Geographical term - 10/12/15 01:59 PM
"Hoo", found in some place names, is an archaic English word meaning a peninsula or a spur of land. (19)
Posted By: May Re: Geographical term - 10/12/15 02:22 PM
Originally Posted By: A C Bowden
"Hoo", found in some place names, is an archaic English word meaning a peninsula or a spur of land. (19)


My favorite was Hōō. smile
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Chock-a-block - 10/17/15 10:29 PM
Land is in short supply in the London area, and there is very little that anyone can do about it. (20)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Chock-a-block - 10/17/15 11:31 PM
It stinks ! (2)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: New improved deodorant - 10/18/15 03:39 AM
Stinks disappear fast! (3)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: New improved deodorant - 10/18/15 04:14 PM
Fast,quick thinking, Laddie ! (4)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Och aye! - 10/18/15 11:23 PM
Laddie, ye ken my style. (5)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Only superficial - 10/22/15 01:41 AM
Style without substance is no good. (6)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Bon got - 10/25/15 12:58 PM
Good food is well worth paying for. (7)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Bon got - 10/25/15 03:35 PM
For the love of Mike, it's getting hot ! (8)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Basic facilities - 10/28/15 03:39 PM
Hot water can be obtained if you need any. (9)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Basic facilities - 10/28/15 03:43 PM
Any old sheet will do for a Hallowe'en Ghost costume (10).
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: Basic facilities - 10/28/15 09:43 PM

Costume parties are all the rage during this October holiday season. (11)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Waxing lyrical - 10/29/15 02:45 PM
"Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness", wrote Keats with typical Romantic feeling. (12)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Waxing lyrical - 10/29/15 03:51 PM
Feeling an odd burst of energy,
eighty-one year old Henry,raked leaves. (13)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Autumnal hazard - 10/29/15 05:34 PM
Leaves on the track at this time of year cause trains to be delayed. (14)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Autumnal hazard - 10/29/15 08:06 PM
Delayed also at this time of year are airplanes due to
winter weather and "drones". (15)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Scottish rhapsody - 11/01/15 11:58 PM
Drones are played on various bass instruments during this piece to imitate that of Scottish bagpipes. (16)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Scottish rhapsody - 11/02/15 12:21 AM
Hopes for a bowl game are all but nil for our state football team:
too many losses.(17)

The Go Big Red is now just a pale blush !
Posted By: Rainmaker Re: Scottish rhapsody - 11/02/15 07:53 PM
Losses can and do accumulate and can eventually rise to the point that the head coach is fired. (18)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Scottish rhapsody - 11/02/15 07:55 PM
Fired up after the half time talk by the coach our state team
went out and lost the game. (19)



Not even Go Big Pink
Posted By: Rainmaker Re: Scottish rhapsody - 11/05/15 07:44 PM
Game, but rarely hunted much due to very strict regulations, the once vast herd was slowly but surely coming back. (20)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Scottish rhapsody - 11/05/15 08:47 PM
Back door (2)
Posted By: Rainmaker Re: Scottish rhapsody - 11/05/15 09:12 PM
Not really a sentence Luke, but I'm game...

Doors are helpful. (3)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc if the shoe fits... - 11/05/15 09:39 PM

Helpful friends are invaluable.(4)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: In one's hour of need... - 11/06/15 01:54 PM
Invaluable, yes, especially in emergencies. (5)
Posted By: Rainmaker Re: In one's hour of need... - 11/06/15 04:59 PM
Emergencies come in many different types. (6)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Printers' Deviltry - 11/06/15 05:34 PM

Types are stored in California Job Cases. (7)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Vin franais - 11/07/15 01:20 AM
Cases of French wine can be purchased here. (8)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Vin franais - 11/07/15 05:14 PM
Here's Winter, leaves have all fallen from the trees. (9)
Posted By: Rainmaker Re: Vin franais - 11/08/15 05:38 PM
Trees, many different varieties, defined the border of the property. (10)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 - - - eleven words - 11/08/15 10:59 PM
Property taxes in the area kept rising despite the aging houses. (11)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Only for the rich - 11/10/15 02:26 PM
Houses around there are too expensive for ordinary people to live in. (12)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Different languages - 11/26/15 03:12 AM
In Chile and Argentina they speak Spanish, but in Brazil they speak Portuguese. (13)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Intrepid adventurers - 05/26/16 11:55 PM
Portuguese explorers such as Vasco da Gama figure prominently in the history of Europe. (14)
Posted By: May Re: Intrepid adventurers - 05/29/16 11:16 PM
Europe would be a nice place to visit with their population of perky, pleasant people. (15)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Learning is fun - 06/01/16 11:54 AM
People who wish to improve their English may benefit from playing word games such as these. (16)
Posted By: May Re: Learning is fun - 06/01/16 12:43 PM
These are the days of our lives, like sands through an hourglass, time waits for no man. (17)

I guess that makes woman reign supreme. wink
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Human vanity - 06/03/16 01:40 PM
Man is an animal, a vertebrate, a mammal, a primate, and an ape; but he considers himself special. (18)
Posted By: May Re: Human vanity - 06/04/16 04:14 PM
Special interest in patiserie and baking opens creative outlets that blend harmoniously with scientific processes, bridging subjective/objective gaps. (19)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Origin of species - 06/06/16 01:32 PM
Gaps in the fossil record encourage creationists to deride Darwinian evolution, but I find their ignorant arguments hard to take. (20)

We now go back to a 2-word sentence.
Posted By: May Re: Origin of species - 06/06/16 02:04 PM
Continue, please.
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: No rush - 06/06/16 02:57 PM
Originally Posted By: A C Bowden
Gaps in the fossil record encourage creationists to deride Darwinian evolution, but I find their ignorant arguments hard to take. (20)


Take time. (2)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: No rush - 06/06/16 03:34 PM
Take time, breathe. (3)
Posted By: May Re: No rush - 06/06/16 04:07 PM
Originally Posted By: A C Bowden
Originally Posted By: A C Bowden
Gaps in the fossil record encourage creationists to deride Darwinian evolution, but I find their ignorant arguments hard to take. (20)


Take time. (2)


Because I forgot the (2) or is there something else I should be aware of?
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: No rush - 06/06/16 04:12 PM
I'm confuse. I'll join when this gets resolved.
Posted By: May Re: No rush - 06/06/16 05:51 PM
I'm out. Much ado about nothing.
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 06/06/16 11:19 PM
Please note (as stated in the OP):

Originally Posted By: A C Bowden
the next person has to use the last word of that sentence as the first word of the next.
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 06/07/16 12:01 AM
Got this game confused with another: my bad.


Time awaits none. (3)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Faulty batch - 06/07/16 12:55 AM
None of them work. (4)
Posted By: May Re: Faulty batch - 06/07/16 02:25 AM
Well, that's embarrassing. Where the heck was I? Superimposing something, I guess.

Sorry!
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Is this a mixed metaphor or what? - 06/07/16 10:39 PM

Work: the opiate of Pluggers. (5)

(or something like that...)
Posted By: May Hans Brinker or Henry and Liza - 06/10/16 01:06 PM
Pluggers plug things to stop leaks. (6)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 - - -thumb plugs hole in dike - 06/10/16 03:44 PM
Leaks must be stopped before floods occur (7)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc to ambiguate is human - 06/10/16 05:38 PM

Occur, or occur not...there is no Schroedinger. (8)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: to ambiguate is human - 06/10/16 07:09 PM
Schroedinger, replied the boy,answering the teacher's
pronunciation request (9)
Posted By: May Or buy new shoes - 06/10/16 07:49 PM
Request a day off if your dogs are barking mad. (10)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Astronomy or astrology? - 06/10/16 11:55 PM
Mad pseudoscientific theories are commonplace in discussion forums on the internet. (11)
Posted By: May Re: Astronomy or astrology? - 06/11/16 12:30 PM
Internet speeds are quite divine, especially when yours are slower than mine . (12)

(with apologies to A.A. Milne)

"...Mine has a hood, and I...pull my hood right over my head" (13)
Head down this here highway, stop by the big tree, and you are there.
(14)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Still a mystery - 06/13/16 12:19 AM
There are some aspects of our universe that the physicists still have no explanation for. (15)
Posted By: May Re: Still a mystery - 06/13/16 11:17 AM

For more information please dial zero and an operator will be with you shortly; thank you. (16)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Weather forecast - 06/16/16 01:12 AM
You can tell whether it will rain by looking at the shapes and movements of the clouds. (17)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Weather forecast - 06/16/16 04:32 PM
Clouds move from west to east here,with the worst being the
destructive cloud known as the tornado (18)
Posted By: May Re: Weather forecast - 06/18/16 06:12 PM
Tornado season is upon us, if I remember correctly, it's time to batten down the hatches and take care. (19)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: Weather forecast - 06/19/16 02:21 AM

Care to remind me - does 20 words go right back to 2, or do 19, 18, 17, etc. stepwise intervene? (20)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: All the way back - 06/19/16 05:31 PM
Revert directly. (2)
Posted By: May Do not pass go, do not collect $200 - 06/19/16 05:48 PM
Directly to jail.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Look who's talking - 06/20/16 08:07 PM

don't learn very well, eh?

Jail is for forgetters... (4)

But I think we're still supposed to be linking end-to-beginning, even at the jump back to start. Oh, well. Maybe next time.
Posted By: May "Forget-me-not, O Lord!" - 06/21/16 01:01 PM
Forgetters like the mouse's ear. (5)

Sorry, I thought of the game Monopoly and didn't know if I made a correct "sentence."
Posted By: wofahulicodoc I'll bet you thought it was toes - 06/22/16 01:16 AM

Ear is what corn grows on. (6)

Posted By: wofahulicodoc there is no try - 06/24/16 12:18 PM

"On your mark, get set, go" - not. (7)


(Could that be the record for shortest letters-per-word?)
(8)
Posted By: rdahlgren Re: there is no try - 12/20/16 01:33 AM
"Go out and find something that may suffice." (8)
Posted By: may2point0 And also with you. - 12/20/16 01:45 AM
Suffice it to say, the force is with me. 9
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: And also with you. - 12/20/16 03:11 AM

Me own self, I like a snug warm cozy bed! (10)
Posted By: may2point0 Bounty - 12/21/16 12:00 AM
Bed bugs bounce behind beautiful Bedouin bandits bagging big baked bagels.
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: De gustibus non est disputandum - 12/21/16 01:57 AM
Bagels are an acquired taste, or in my case an unacquired taste. (12)

Taste is in the mouth (and nose) of the beholder; a budding skill. (13)
Posted By: may2point0 Shiver me timbers - 12/21/16 02:22 PM
Skill, to the ear, sounds like a saw; solubrious,serene, sharing it's toothy grin. (14)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Smile, please! - 12/24/16 03:09 AM
Grin for the camera, folks Christmas is here, so let us all look suitably joyful. (15)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Smile, please! - 12/24/16 04:10 AM
Joyful and happy, but let's not expect more of the holidays
than they're able to bring (16).
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Looking for the unusual - 12/25/16 03:22 AM
Bring in the Christmas presents, and let's see if we can find something out of the ordinary (17).
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Looking for the unusual - 12/25/16 05:58 PM
Ordinary stresses we must learn to cope with, expecting holidays, for
instance,
to relieve stress won't work nohow.(18)
Posted By: may2point0 nowhere - 12/26/16 05:36 PM
"Nohow, noway did three little kittens lose their mittens when walking through the woods one day!' said Mother Goose.
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: nowhere - 12/26/16 05:52 PM
Goose and Gander, turkey, owl, thrush, junco, woodpecker, nuthatch,
hawk, sparrow, chickadee, jay, cardinal, his mate,visited my yard today.
(20)
Posted By: may2point0 Re: nowhere - 12/27/16 01:01 AM
Today a white truck with the license plate NOWHRMN crossed my path in a parking lot, which I found somewhat unusual. (21)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 - - - -cheering on the sidelines. - 12/27/16 01:21 AM
We've reached 21, I think that's when we start over with two words;



Faster Laddie!
Posted By: may2point0 Re: - - - -cheering on the sidelines. - 12/28/16 03:27 PM
Laddie paddles furiously.
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: - - - -cheering on the sidelines. - 12/28/16 04:03 PM
Furiously the hurricane ravaged.
Posted By: may2point0 angular momentum of perfect harmony - 12/29/16 01:06 PM
Ravaged by ebony and ivory.
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: angular momentum of perfect harmony - 12/29/16 04:46 PM
Ivory Coast: on Ghana's West side.(6)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Close pair - 12/29/16 11:30 PM
Side by side they remain, always inseparable. (7)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc the originals - 12/30/16 03:07 AM

Inseparable were Chang and Eng, original Siamese twins (8)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 twins - 12/30/16 06:21 PM
twins as friends, three sets, have I, lucky me (9)
Posted By: may2point0 Re: twins - 12/31/16 12:45 AM
Me and my shadow plied her with questions until dawn. (10)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Welcome to 2017! - 01/01/17 02:28 PM
Dawn brought the year's first light, and 2016 receded into history. (11)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Welcome to 2017! - 01/01/17 04:53 PM
History usually shows that New Year's Resolutions
are fading already or gone. (12)
Posted By: may2point0 Prospect - 01/03/17 07:25 PM
Gone in fleeting moments are signposts and synchronicities, moving beyond felicities, proverbial gold.
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Prospect - 01/03/17 08:43 PM
Gold from kingdoms: Quivera, and Seven Cities of Cibola,were
searched along the Missouri. (14)
Posted By: may2point0 Mine the text - 01/05/17 07:46 AM
I'm like a chicken who's found a knife; "Missouri loves company," she sighed almost sorrowfully. (15)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Mine the text - 01/05/17 05:12 PM
Sorrowfully, May:O, they will berate you, Uncool L-J snarling at your creative but "unruly" word sequence. (16)


Someone needs a New Years Resolution, but you are right, Endy, the new
sentence is supposed to begin with the last word of the previous
entry, not just appear somewhere.
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Mine the text - 01/05/17 05:19 PM
So do we want to go with "Missouri loves company...etc"?
Posted By: may2point0 Re: Mine the text - 01/06/17 02:52 PM
Ooooh, my bad. I got lost in translation. I totally forgot about the rule mid construction. I agree, out it goes. Sorry
Posted By: may2point0 Re: Mine the text - 01/06/17 03:02 PM
Lol, literal confusion. "Like a chicken with a fork." From my recent watching of The Butterfly. A lovely French film.

Perhaps, I would have done better to channel my admiration for Stephen King.
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Mine the text - 01/06/17 04:33 PM
Not a problem at all. Happy New Year, btw.

So your sentence is: Missouri.....
Posted By: may2point0 Verisimilitude - 01/06/17 06:04 PM
Happy New Year, Luke smile

Missouri, the great seal of the state is, united we stand [and] divided we fall. (15)

I joked that I was house sitting, going to write my novel (The Shining). We ventured west, travelled through Missouri (post card in every state for my grandmother) and hit treacherous roads in Colorado. A great joy to see Dan, my son. Making a stand in Nevada? Like walking through a whisper...now how does spelling or misspelling relate to candy via Sanskrit?
Fall to my knees, I do, and bow to anyone who Speaks or
even understands Sanskrit (16).
Posted By: wofahulicodoc <rimshot> - 01/06/17 07:41 PM
"Sanskrit," I've been told, is what a dyslexic striptease artist should look like halfway through her act (17)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: <rimshot> - 01/06/17 10:50 PM
"Act your age", a senseless command when spoken to a child
who is just being his age accordingly.(18)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Scared away - 01/07/17 03:33 AM
Accordingly, I went to the haunted house, but my journey proved to be in vain, as nobody was in. (19)
Posted By: may2point0 paralipsis - 01/07/17 04:08 AM
In other words, "Malama Pono Aui Hou, Aloha;" I take care of the harmony within, until we meet again, Aloha. (20)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: paralipsis - 01/07/17 01:14 PM
Aloha, indeed. (2)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: paralipsis - 01/07/17 05:18 PM
Indeed, Aloha, restart.
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Turn it on - 01/08/17 12:41 AM
Restart the motor now. (4)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Turn it on - 01/08/17 01:01 AM
Now you may marry her (5).
Posted By: may2point0 Re: Turn it on - 01/09/17 03:17 AM
Her wrinkles wondered why she worried.
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Anything can happen - 01/09/17 03:49 AM
Worried voters confound the predictions of pundits. (7)
Pundits pandering for political gain is pointless. (7)

Grand Canyon inspired, like water, know when to be hard and when to be soft. For lily livered list lickers, like me.
Pointless peace efforts daily in the Middle East. (8)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Rural English landscape - 01/10/17 03:46 AM
East Anglia is a picturesque region, but rather flat. (9)
Posted By: may2point0 Re: Rural English landscape - 01/10/17 12:43 PM
Flat out, kipping, while cross the country tripping,Thoreau smiled. (10)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Rural English landscape - 01/10/17 05:55 PM
Smiled,read the wall poster, when it should have read 'smiling' (11).

Smiling with eyes only is not best way to encourage returning guests. (12)
Posted By: may2point0 Circus cyaneus - 01/10/17 11:02 PM
Guests in nests, fonder of pests, rarely feel tense or bother making cents. (13)
Posted By: may2point0 .... - 01/11/17 01:59 AM
Originally Posted By LukeJavan8
Smiled,read the wall poster, when it should have read 'smiling' (11).


It is a misconception that Thoreau, New Mexico has much, if anything to do with Henry David Thoreau. Traveling in the early morning hours, before sunrise, one might experience (first hand) a feeling of....smiling.

I've never seen so many hawks in Oklahoma as I did today. The experience was definitely worth the turnpike tolls.
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: .... - 01/11/17 06:35 PM
There is a hawk, my favorite raptor, which visits my feeders
daily (12).



And also an owl with a 3 foot wingspan.
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Keep it secure - 01/12/17 02:44 AM
Originally Posted By may2point0
Guests in nests, fonder of pests, rarely feel tense or bother making cents. (13)

Cents or pence, hidden in vents, are safe from thieves who can come anywhence. (14)
Posted By: may2point0 Re: Keep it secure - 01/16/17 12:35 AM
Anywhence words may travel, it is fair to say, my ignorance is sure to unravel. (15)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: .... - 01/16/17 06:31 PM
Originally Posted By LukeJavan8
There is a hawk, my favorite raptor, which visits my feeders
daily (12).



And also an owl with a 3 foot wingspan.





This is the last posting. How can you miss three posts
inbetween????????????????
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: .... - 01/16/17 10:00 PM
Originally Posted By LukeJavan8
Originally Posted By LukeJavan8
There is a hawk, my favorite raptor, which visits my feeders
daily (12).

And also an owl with a 3 foot wingspan.

This is the last posting. How can you miss three posts
inbetween????????????????


Remember that the last word of a sentence has to be the same as the first word of the next. So we have:

Smiled, read the wall poster, when it should have read 'smiling'. (11)
Smiling with eyes only is not best way to encourage returning guests. (12)
Guests in nests, fonder of pests, rarely feel tense or bother making cents. (13)
Cents or pence, hidden in vents, are safe from thieves who can come anywhence. (14)
Anywhence words may travel, it is fair to say, my ignorance is sure to unravel. (15)


So I can't see where the sentences in the above quote box fit in. confused
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Great opportunity - 01/16/17 10:21 PM
Unravel the mysteries of the early universe, and a Nobel Prize is yours for the taking. (16)
Posted By: may2point0 As close as I'll get. - 01/17/17 02:06 AM
Taking part of the equation and reversing the order only makes the hypothesis more inconceivable and falsifiable. (17)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: .... - 01/17/17 02:09 AM
Originally Posted By A C Bowden
Originally Posted By LukeJavan8
Originally Posted By LukeJavan8
There is a hawk, my favorite raptor, which visits my feeders
daily (12).

And also an owl with a 3 foot wingspan.

This is the last posting. How can you miss three posts
inbetween????????????????


Remember that the last word of a sentence has to be the same as the first word of the next. So we have:

Smiled, read the wall poster, when it should have read 'smiling'. (11)
Smiling with eyes only is not best way to encourage returning guests. (12)
Guests in nests, fonder of pests, rarely feel tense or bother making cents. (13)
Cents or pence, hidden in vents, are safe from thieves who can come anywhence. (14)
Anywhence words may travel, it is fair to say, my ignorance is sure to unravel. (15)


So I can't see where the sentences in the above quote box fit in. confused




they don't appear on my screen - must be a gremlin in the works:
happens once in a while.
Posted By: may2point0 Re: .... - 01/17/17 12:13 PM
I was attempting to discern if you were being childish or childlike. I went with the latter and smiled...you were beyond tense 😬 Lol
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Science or not - 01/18/17 12:11 AM
Falsifiable theories are scientifically respectable, according to Karl Popper; unfalsifiable ones belong to metaphysics, religion, or mere pseudoscience. (18)
Posted By: may2point0 Re: Science or not - 01/18/17 11:48 AM
Pseudoscience and science are specialized words for the pursuit of knowledge, thereby perfunctory dismissal of either is ill advised. (19)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Getting away from it all - 01/19/17 03:13 PM
Advised to leave London for the sake of his health, he looked for some rural location where he could go. (20)

[Back to 2 words]
Posted By: may2point0 well wishes - 01/20/17 10:54 AM
Go green.(2)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: well wishes - 01/21/17 01:24 AM
Green back dollars (3).
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Shouldn't it be the other way 'round? - 01/22/17 12:03 AM

Dollars make much sense. (4)
Posted By: may2point0 grapple with incongruities - 01/22/17 03:34 PM
Sense of epistemological signposts, indeed. (5)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 - - -grappling tires me. - 01/22/17 05:43 PM
Indeed, she exclaimed, what a surprise. (6)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Tales of the unexpected - 01/22/17 07:32 PM
Surprise endings are good; we like twists. (7)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Tales of the unexpected - 01/22/17 08:34 PM
Twists of limes are great in some martinis (8).
Posted By: may2point0 Re: Tales of the unexpected - 01/23/17 02:28 PM
Martinis ginned up folks before the bow tie convention. (9)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Tales of the expected - 01/23/17 03:35 PM
Convention dictates that fictional heroes always prevail over the villains. (10)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Tales of the expected - 01/23/17 04:35 PM
Villains in black hats so often filled fifties television
screen time. (11)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: The way it was - 01/24/17 12:04 AM
Time was, when one had to search through printed encyclopedias in libraries. (12)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: The way it was - 01/24/17 04:15 PM
Libraries are still wonderful places to spend a rainy, or snowy, day off.
(13)
Posted By: may2point0 Re: The way it was - 01/24/17 07:10 PM
Off her shoulders chips scattered across the floor leaving bits of history never seen. (14)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: The way it was - 01/24/17 09:12 PM
Seen from atop something like the Eiffel Tower, the city and its
inhabitants seem small (15).
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: From afar - 01/25/17 01:35 AM
Small pieces of rock were collected from the Moon by Apollo astronauts and brought back here. (16)
Posted By: endymion6 Re: From afar ..but Closer to - 01/26/17 04:36 PM
Here is where the hearth is; the heart, a lonely hunter, did not yet get back home. (17)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: From afar ..but Closer to - 01/26/17 05:01 PM
Home can be a physical structure, but more often is
a connection to people, memories, and one's ideals. (18)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Heated debate - 02/02/17 12:47 AM
Ideals vary from person to person, and in the political arena they often clash, causing much dismay and acrimony. (19)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Heated debate - 02/02/17 12:50 AM
Acrimony and disarray is found on every news broadcast and
every network these days and is very discomforting and
hurtful. (20)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Heated debate - 02/02/17 04:26 AM
Hurtful, yes. (2)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Heated debate - 02/02/17 05:07 PM
Yes, I agree. (3)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: C'est la vie - 02/03/17 12:41 AM
Agree and move on. (4)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: C'est la vie - 02/03/17 12:59 AM
On the road, again, merrily. (5)
Posted By: may2point0 Re: C'est la vie - 02/03/17 01:28 AM
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily life is. (6)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Something to ponder - 02/03/17 02:40 PM
Is life finite, or is it eternal? (7)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Something to ponder - 02/03/17 04:29 PM
Eternal life is the hope of many religions (8).
Posted By: may2point0 Re: Something to ponder - 02/03/17 11:14 PM
Religions of ubiquity I know not of your antiquity. (9)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: How old is old? - 02/05/17 06:12 PM
Antiquity is relative; it depends on the field of study. (10)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 A+ - 02/05/17 06:36 PM
Study in any endeavor of academia can usually result in mastery. (11)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: A+ - 02/05/17 07:28 PM

Mastery requires study and perseverance, but a natural aptitude helps too. (12)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: A+ - 02/05/17 08:53 PM
Too many have no perseverance, inherit ability, nor study skills,
so they cheat (13),
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Live longer - 02/06/17 04:31 AM
Cheat death with these new improved longevity pills, recommended by many top geriatric specialists. (14)

Specialists learn more and more about less and less; eventually they know everything about nothing. (15)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Sartre, for example - 02/06/17 04:53 AM
Nothing, or nothingness, is a topic that has exercised many famous philosophers, so don't knock it. (16)
Nothing can be so infuriating as being totally engrossed in a
TV program interrupted by an advertisement. (17).
Advertisement campaigns canceled world wide leave many citizens stupefied and suffering, unable to think for themselves society crumbles. (18)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Fruity concoction - 02/15/17 12:38 AM
Crumbles are desserts, typically made with apple or rhubarb and topped with a mixture of butter, flour and sugar. (19)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc it also rots your teeth - 02/15/17 03:20 AM

Sugar sweetens. (2)
Posted By: may2point0 thank the bee 🐝 - 02/15/17 05:55 PM
Sweetens tea, honey.
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: thank the bee 🐝 - 02/15/17 06:19 PM
Honey sweetens tea, too (4).
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Avoid excess - 02/16/17 12:17 AM
Too much honey spoils it. (5)
Posted By: may2point0 Re: Avoid excess - 02/16/17 02:58 PM
It may come as a surprise. (6)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Avoid excess - 02/16/17 04:30 PM
Surprise me with a new Ferrari soon. (7)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Impending change - 02/16/17 05:47 PM
Soon we will begin to see something different. (8)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 - - -slugfests - 02/16/17 05:58 PM
Different opinions often lead to slugfests, instead of
reconciliation. (9)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Making peace - 02/18/17 02:01 AM
Reconciliation can be difficult after a war, as history shows. (10)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Making peace - 02/18/17 03:23 AM
Shows on streaming networks, like Netflix, sure make theater going obsolete (11).
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Old information - 02/20/17 12:08 AM
Obsolete textbooks, inadvertently used by teachers, can cause examination candidates to fail. (12)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Old information - 02/20/17 05:46 PM
Fail, with a red "F" was something I used to mark papers frequently.
(13)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Warming effect - 02/23/17 12:56 AM
Frequently, the temperature in central London is considerably higher than in the suburban areas. (14)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Warming effect - 02/23/17 06:11 PM
Areas farther away from cement streets and walkways
are always cooler, because cement holds heat. (15)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: The necessities of life - 02/27/17 01:10 AM
Heat and light from the Sun, together with atmospheric oxygen and water, make earthly life possible. (16)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: The necessities of life - 02/27/17 03:06 AM
Possible life on planets beyond earth, even beyond the galaxy has fascinated
science fiction writers for eons. (17)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Far and near - 02/28/17 03:48 PM
Eons are required for light from distant stars to reach us, but a mere eight minutes for sunlight. (18)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 -winter over - 02/28/17 04:28 PM
Sunlight is slowly getting longer and longer each day
as Spring changes the drab browns and greys to color. (19)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Monochrome effect - 03/03/17 01:26 AM
Color photographs are so common these days that it is easy to overlook the artistic potential of black and white. (20)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc and the Patriots win in overtime - 03/03/17 02:23 AM

White scores! (2)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Plenty of points - 03/04/17 01:17 AM
Scores mount rapidly. (3)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Plenty of points - 03/04/17 03:27 AM
Rapidly flow water falls. (4)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: White nuisance - 03/04/17 01:36 PM
Falls of snow are disruptive. (5)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: White nuisance - 03/04/17 04:59 PM
Disruptive wrecks unfortunately cause highway havoc (6).
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Not clear - 03/06/17 03:44 AM
Havoc can also result from thick fog. (7)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc silent haunches - 03/06/17 08:50 PM

Fog and catspaws are analogous, according to Sandburg. (8)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: silent haunches - 03/06/17 08:55 PM
Sandburg, poet, writer and editor won three Pulitzer Prizes (9),
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Amateur - 03/07/17 03:57 PM

Prizes will not be given for the most imaginative entry. (10)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Amateur - 03/07/17 04:22 PM
Entry fees must be received no later than midnight April fifteenth (11).
Posted By: wofahulicodoc brief postponement - 03/07/17 05:57 PM

Fifteenth April, being a Saturday, comes the seventeenth this year (per IRS). [12]
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: brief postponement - 03/07/17 06:00 PM
IRS deadlines were the furthest things from my mind, when
making that post (13).
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Views and questions - 03/09/17 01:09 AM
Post any interesting observations about the English language, or queries about aspects of it. (14)
Posted By: may2point0 Re: Views and questions - 03/12/17 08:46 PM
It has been revealed to the querent that good health and fitness are sowilo characteristics. (15)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Springtime. - 03/12/17 09:34 PM
Characteristics of Spring here in the heartland are the
return of birds and flowers in bloom (16)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Springtime - 03/15/17 12:38 AM
Bloom bright, ye plants, adorn the fields of Spring;
Announce the joys which Summer's warmth will bring. (17)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Uncertain weather - 03/21/17 02:29 AM
Bring some warm clothing and an umbrella if you visit a northern European country like Denmark or Sweden. (18)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 03/21/17 04:03 AM
Sweden, Norway and Denmark are among the few countries left in the world with a monarchy, albeit constitutional monarchy. (19)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: The bad old days - 03/22/17 12:21 AM
Monarchy in England has changed enormously since King Henry VIII imposed his tyrannical will on political, legal and ecclesiastical matters. (20)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Heterolgical - 03/22/17 06:41 PM

"Matters" doesn't. (2)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 03/22/17 07:43 PM
Doesn't that suck? (3)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Sugar the pill - 03/23/17 01:10 AM
Suck something sweet, then. (4)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Sugar the pill - 03/23/17 04:06 PM
And hope tongue doesn't pucker (5)
Posted By: may2point0 Re: Sugar the pill - 03/23/17 09:59 PM
Pucker like seersucker with Brian Malarkey. (6)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 03/23/17 10:18 PM
"Malarkey" said the disgruntled grandmither storming out (7).
Posted By: may2point0 Re: Last Word - 03/25/17 02:50 PM
Out cognitive dissonance hesychastic practice quiets grape thieves. (8)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 03/25/17 04:12 PM
Thieves get away while trying to translate all that (9). laugh
Posted By: may2point0 Re: Last Word - 03/26/17 06:20 PM
"That" might be an anaphoric device used to engage readers. (10)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 - - -Tolkien - 03/26/17 09:25 PM
Readers of fantasy are well acquainted with the works of Tolkien (11).
Posted By: may2point0 Re: - - -Tolkien - 03/26/17 10:53 PM
Tolkien wrote, "Little by little one travels far;" promoting sense of calm. (12)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 proverbial - 03/26/17 11:57 PM
Calm skies at night, sailor's delight, stormy skies in morning, sailors take warning. (13)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc modernized Greek Tragedy - 04/01/17 08:25 PM

"Warning Becomes Electra" isn't the title of a play by Eugene O'Neill (but close!). (14)
Posted By: may2point0 Re: modernized Greek Tragedy - 04/02/17 02:56 PM
Close, but "I refuse to join any club that would have me for a member." (15)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 04/02/17 03:57 PM
Member qualifications for some clubs are such that one needs to be a millionaire to join. (16)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 04/04/17 12:57 AM
Join a club if you are bored or wish to mix with people whose interests are similar. (17)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 04/04/17 02:53 AM
Similar thought processes, interests, convictions and the like, on local and national scale, are what make political parties. (18)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 04/08/17 01:35 AM
Parties can be good fun, but there is always the risk that drunken guests will act in inappropriate ways. (19)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 04/14/17 12:45 PM
Ways of spending one's leisure time include listening to music, visiting art galleries, and playing games like this in Wordsmith. (20)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc chain sentences, modulo 20 - 04/14/17 04:15 PM

And one to carry

Wordsmith rocks! (2)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 04/14/17 04:58 PM
Rocks decorate gardens.
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 04/15/17 12:57 PM
Gardens are environmentally valuable. (4)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 04/15/17 04:15 PM
Valuable coupons are on Groupon (5)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Verily - 05/02/17 12:55 AM

Groupon is not worthwhile very often. (6)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Verily - 05/02/17 10:22 PM
Often as not, it rains weekly here (7)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: On the Clapham omnibus - 05/03/17 12:10 AM
Here in London the buses are mostly red. (8)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 05/03/17 04:23 PM
Red sky at night, sailor's delight, morning is opposite (9)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Two forms of nourishment - 05/04/17 02:22 PM
Opposite the municipal library is a large new food store. (10)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc that shouldn't be backwards - 05/11/17 09:04 PM

Store the ammunition, eat a good meal, and praise the Lord. (11)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: that shouldn't be backwards - 05/12/17 01:47 AM
Lord Cornwallis was the British commander during the American war for independence (12)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: The perils of decolonization - 05/12/17 11:48 PM
Independence from an imperial power has often led to dictatorship or tribal conflict. (13)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 05/13/17 12:11 AM
Conflict and anger management should be mandatory for all in each and every prison (14)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Breaking out - 05/13/17 01:25 PM
Prison guards, taken by surprise, could not act quickly enough to prevent the mass escape. (15)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 05/13/17 04:11 PM
Escape is on the mind of every prisoner, in all prisons, the staff is also aware (16)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Leave immediately - 05/13/17 11:32 PM
Aware that the enemy was planning to invade the undefended island, the authorities ordered a swift evacuation. (17)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Into the unknown - 05/19/17 12:45 PM
Evacuation was a traumatic wartime experience for many British children, especially if the receiving family resented their arrival. (18)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 05/19/17 04:06 PM
Arrival and Departure gates at airlines are replete with angry travelers confused by restrictions and requirements
imposed by airlines.(19)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: The allure of the air - 05/22/17 01:01 PM
Airlines are fiercely competitive, and try to attract customers with advertisements that stress the comfort and glamour of air travel. (20)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 - - -games we play - 05/22/17 03:34 PM
Excellent AC laugh



start over:



MY TURN
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Card game, perhaps - 05/23/17 12:54 PM
Turn it up. (3)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 05/23/17 03:42 PM
Up and back down. (4)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: In a hurry - 05/24/17 01:21 AM
Down the street they rushed. (5)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 05/24/17 04:29 PM
Rushed, Mom dropped the milk bottle. (6)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Beer container - 05/25/17 03:13 AM
Bottle or can — bring whichever you like. (7)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 to 'friend' someone - 05/25/17 03:34 AM
Like is a big thing on social media (8)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: In the public eye - 05/26/17 12:24 AM
Media attention is something that celebrities are desperate for. (9)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 05/26/17 04:40 PM
For goodness' sake, that is because celebrities are so narcissistic(10)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 05/27/17 03:30 AM
Narcissistic players are a tiresome phenomenon in many sports these days. (11)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Better late than never - 06/01/17 01:23 AM
Days after the race had officially ended, the final runner came through. (12)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 06/01/17 04:24 PM
Through the entire race the stamina of all the runners was very apparent (13)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc for the sake of argument - 06/06/17 05:47 PM

Apparent is important in rearing stable, well-rounded children; two would be even better. (14)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 06/07/17 01:18 AM
Better is the taste of lemons, limes, grapefruits,tangerines,, and other assorted citrus like vegetables.(15)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Good food - 06/11/17 01:18 PM
Vegetables are nutritious, and form an essential part of any healthy diet, according to doctors' advice. (16)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 - - -advice - 06/11/17 04:15 PM
Advice, no matter who gives it, nor how often it is given is not heeded by fools. (17)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Short of wisdom - 06/15/17 12:35 AM
Fools can be found in any walk of life, and common sense is not guaranteed by academic qualifications. (18)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 06/15/17 07:34 PM
Qualifications for each event in the school's Field Day competition as well as sign up sheets are already posted. (19)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Voices from the past - 06/17/17 01:26 AM
Posted over a decade ago, the early contributions to Wordsmith's forums, by members no longer active, can still be read. (20)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Read-undant - 06/17/17 01:35 AM

Read; re-read. (2)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 06/17/17 03:45 AM
Re-read and memorize.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Sine qua non - 06/17/17 04:56 PM

Memorize lines, perform well. (4)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 06/17/17 04:58 PM
Well Done! to First Responders (5)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Keeping it all going - 06/17/17 11:39 PM
Responders are what we rely on. (6)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Once upon a time... - 06/18/17 01:04 AM

"On responders we rely" was grammatically preferred. (7)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 06/18/17 02:09 AM
Preferred Customers Sale, read the posted entrance sign (8)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Proper signature - 06/18/17 06:04 AM
Sign your full name legibly in the space provided. (9)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc ...says the chain letter - 06/18/17 04:34 PM

Provided you follow instructions, good things will happen to you. (10)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 06/18/17 04:51 PM
You ought to take care,when you're at an advanced age (11)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc owed to a Grecian urn - 06/19/17 12:08 AM

Age cannot wither, nor custom stale, many people's appalling lack of civility. (12)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Taming the beasts - 06/20/17 03:17 AM
Civility needs to be taught to young children; it does not come naturally. (13)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Naturally! - 06/20/17 02:46 PM

NATURALLY DOES NOT PLAY FIRST BASE, NO MATTER WHAT BUD ABBOTT SAID; THAT'S WHO.

And if you don't believe me, see here. It's worth it.
Posted By: LukeJavan8 No thanks, not me. I turn the channel. - 06/20/17 04:57 PM
Who can even begin to stomach the late night clowns who pretend they are Carson? (15)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Funny is as funny does - 06/23/17 02:16 AM

Carson may rule, but this routine would be funny even if done by you and me. (16)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Unexpected winner - 06/23/17 03:28 AM
"Me?" he asked incredulously, when the judges announced that he had won first prize in the competition. (17)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 06/23/17 05:08 PM
Competition is at the heart of every high school team from football to debate to science, very healthy (18).
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Mind what you eat - 06/28/17 11:32 AM
Healthy food cannot guarantee longevity, but unhealthy food can certainly induce an early death, as doctors will tell you. (19)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: Mind what you eat - 06/28/17 03:05 PM

You agree. (2)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 06/28/17 03:39 PM
Agree to Disagree (3)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: It's your choice - 06/28/17 11:47 PM
Disagree if you like. (4)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 -social media - 06/29/17 05:01 PM
"Like" is popular on Facebook (5)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc social media - 06/29/17 06:42 PM

Facebook has exsanguinated many small chatboards. (6)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: New way of talking - 07/11/17 12:49 PM
Chatboards added a new dimension to conversation. (7)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 07/11/17 03:43 PM
Conversation is the last thing done on phones (8)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: From old to new - 07/13/17 11:40 PM
Phones have changed greatly over the past hundred years. (9)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Leap years - 07/31/17 01:03 PM
Years divisible by 4 always include an American presidential election. (10)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Full of surprises - 11/11/17 03:27 PM
Election results around the world have confounded many people's expectations recently. (11)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 11/11/17 04:03 PM
Recently I acquired a new puppy, five months old, and I'm busy. (12)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: Last Word - 11/11/17 07:32 PM

"Busy" sometimes means "I really don't want to, and I'm saying 'No' diplomatically." (13)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 11/12/17 07:33 PM
Diplomatically President Trump is on a whirlwind tour of Asian countries beefing up trade (14).
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 11/13/17 01:48 AM
Trade names, like other proper nouns, are often disallowed by the rules of word games. (15)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 11/13/17 04:35 AM
Winter Games of a new Olympiad begin in February in Seoul, South Korea, hopefully, peace willingly.
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 11/15/17 01:57 AM
Willingly, consumers spend large amounts of money on the latest ranges of fashionable goods promoted by advertisers. (17)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 11/15/17 02:15 AM
Advertisers are on the upswing, going nuts at this time of the year, to sell lots of merchandise (18}
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 11/17/17 01:28 AM
Merchandise with a seasonal theme, such as Easter, Halloween or Christmas, is often sold off afterwards at a discount. (19)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Hucksterism (1) - 11/17/17 02:20 AM

"DISCOUNT !" sells !
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Hucksterism (2) - 11/19/17 02:43 PM
Sells are vigorous. (3)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 11/19/17 07:14 PM
Vigorous exercise boosts health. (4)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Of general concern - 11/20/17 03:44 AM
Health matters to us all. (5)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 11/20/17 10:31 PM
All people deserve good health care (6)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: Last Word - 11/21/17 03:20 AM

CARE remains a worthy charity deserving support. (7)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Political crisis - 11/22/17 03:23 AM
Support for the government's policies is running low. (8)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 11/22/17 03:30 AM
Low lands and low water levels created the Netherlands (9)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Wind power - 11/23/17 02:46 AM
Netherlands landscapes in popular art often feature picturesque old windmills. (10)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 11/23/17 04:24 AM
Windmills once seen everywhere here on the plains are gone now.

Now is the winter of our discontent, or at least late Fall. (12)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 11/24/17 09:53 PM
Fall presages the coming of Winter, my least favorite season of the year (13)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: Last Word - 11/25/17 12:54 AM

Year in and out, seasons cycle hot and cold; but that's weather, not climate. (14)
Posted By: may2point0 Re: Last Word - 11/25/17 05:04 AM
Climate of the times, regarding art, between 1917 and 1931 was De Stijl, or neoplasticism. (15)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 11/25/17 01:48 PM
Neoplasticism was one of many artistic innovations of the early 20th century, that age of iconoclasm. (16)
Posted By: may2point0 Re: Last Word - 11/27/17 04:09 AM
Iconoclasm means “image breaking” and refers to a recurring historical impulse that complicates the religious veneration debate. (17)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc That's arguable. - 11/28/17 04:22 PM

Debate just might be the most important determinant of whether you succeed in catching your fish, or not. (18)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 11/28/17 05:09 PM
Not playing by the rules is not only frustrating to the players, but extremely, narcissistic, arrogant and self aggrandizing (19).
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: Last Word - 11/28/17 06:49 PM
Self-agggandizing indeed. (2)

(Whew!)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 11/29/17 01:54 PM
Indeed it is. (3)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 11/29/17 04:41 PM
Is pointing at specifics (4)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc bears reading... - 11/29/17 04:46 PM

"Specifics" are the fine print. (5)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 11/29/17 04:57 PM
Print the rules and folly follows (6).
Posted By: may2point0 Re: Last Word - 11/30/17 01:18 AM
Follows those sneaky, little Hobbttses, Sméagol does. (7)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 12/01/17 02:17 AM
Does anyone speak Esperanto as their first language? (8)
Posted By: may2point0 Noam Chomsky Day - 12/01/17 02:30 PM
9- Language, including Esperanto, is highlighted in Captain Fantastic movie.
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Strong personalities - 12/05/17 01:24 AM
Movie moguls such as Sam Goldwyn ran studios like dictators. (10)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Gregg or Pittman? - 12/05/17 05:08 PM

Dictators need stenographers to transcribe their edicts, dubious rule-of-law status notwithstanding. (11)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Valiant effort - 12/09/17 03:02 AM
Notwithstanding the fierce resistance, the Allies drove the Germans out of Italy. (12)


Interestingly, it would also be true to say:
"Withstanding the fierce resistance, the Allies drove the Germans out of Italy."
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 12/09/17 05:24 PM
Italy looks like a boot, many of us were taught that in school? (13)


Schooling like that betrays your age: "...shaped like a boot, run by a heel..." (14)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Jarring action - 12/10/17 03:57 AM
Heel problems can afflict fast bowlers in cricket, due to the constant impact they make. (15)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 12/11/17 04:56 PM
Make haste, early bird catches the worm, only thirteen shopping days before Christmas, get going now (16).
Posted By: wofahulicodoc rolling over in 'is grave, 'e is - 12/12/17 02:32 AM

"Now is the winter of our discount tents," said the sign in the cut-rate camping supplies store. (17)

(I saw this caption on a cartoon somewhere, but I don't remember exactly where, or the artist's name.)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Fire precautions - 12/13/17 03:06 AM
Store flammable or explosive substances in a cool place, in closed containers well away from any electrical sources. (18)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc more's the pity - 12/13/17 02:33 PM

"Sources say..." you can get away with anything you feel like writing here, provided you leave the "sources" unidentified. (19)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Popular subject - 12/13/17 02:57 PM
Unidentified flying objects, otherwise known as UFOs or flying saucers, have been a common science fiction theme for decades now. (20)

Now: two. (2)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Arithmetical fact - 12/15/17 04:15 AM
Two is even. (3)


(Actually, the limit is 20 - see my original post.)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc You're right! - 12/15/17 04:26 PM

Even so; we'll continue. (4)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 12/15/17 04:30 PM
Continue your holiday celebrations, please (5)

















1!! (5)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Piano, not forte - 12/17/17 03:12 AM
Please do not play too loud. (6)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Massive approval - 12/17/17 05:23 PM

“Loud-amus te,” say the faithful every Sunday (7)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 12/17/17 05:44 PM
I believe it is "laud"-amus
Posted By: may2point0 The Five Ranks of Tozan - 12/17/17 09:58 PM
Sunday funnies, a family tradition enjoyed on Sunday. (8)

Sunday sermons also encourage, for most minor peccadillos, forgiveness,. (9)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Divine justice or divine grace? - 12/19/17 01:06 AM
Forgiveness is a concept about which Christian theology is ambivalent. (10)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Love him or hate him? - 12/28/17 02:46 AM
Ambivalent attitudes towards Hitler were common in Germany between the wars. (11)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 12/28/17 05:07 PM
Wars probably are occurring in half the countries of the world today. (12)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 12/29/17 04:51 PM
Today, the antepenultimate day of the year, is the fifth Friday of December. (13)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 01/03/18 02:08 AM
December is over, but the coldest part of the winter is still to come. (14)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: Last Word - 01/03/18 02:57 AM
Come what may, "this too shall pass" -- or so they would lead us to believe. (15)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 01/06/18 03:27 AM
Believe what your eyes and ears tell you, unless there is a good reason not to. (16)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 01/10/18 01:37 AM
To succeed as an artist in this democratic age, you need to cultivate an aura of notoriety. (17)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 01/10/18 05:18 PM
Notariety,lately, seems to be attached to everyone of the male gender because women assume all are perverts (18).
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Yeah but I know one when I see one - 01/10/18 07:04 PM

"Perverts," these days, is almost as much a poorly defined and conveniently imprecise over-generalization as "Liberals" (and also "Conservatives").(19)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Political paradox - 01/12/18 01:32 AM
Conservatives (or "Tories" as they are also known in Great Britain) can often be quite radical, though they deny it. (20)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 01/12/18 05:17 PM
It sucks (2).
Posted By: wofahulicodoc You don't say! - 01/13/18 12:06 AM

"Sucks" + "inked" = "terse.” (3)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Straight to the point - 01/13/18 02:08 AM
Terse and witty, what! (4)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Powerful types - 01/17/18 03:53 PM
What they want, they get. (5)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last word - 01/23/18 03:59 AM
Get something tasty for dinner tonight. (6)

"Tonight there will be no morning star." (7)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: The sky's the limit - 02/07/18 01:47 AM
Star players' earnings these days are often astronomical. (8)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 02/07/18 05:06 PM
Astronomical costs can be imagined to Elon Musk's endeavors (9)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 02/11/18 12:55 AM
Endeavors should not be mocked just because they have failed. (10)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 02/11/18 04:57 PM
Failed attempts many hundreds of times preceded Edison's light bulb invention (11)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Last Word - an even dozen - 02/12/18 01:45 AM

"Invention is the necessity of Mother," Reverend Spooner lauded maternal ingenuity. (12)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - an even dozen? - 02/12/18 03:06 AM
Originally Posted by wofahulicodoc

"Invention is the necessity of Mother," Reverend Spooner lauded maternal ingenuity. (12)

You're one word short... smirk
Posted By: wofahulicodoc The insertion of a single word... - 02/12/18 03:51 PM
... will do it. (Iolanthe, Act II)

"Invention is the necessity of Mother," Reverend Spooner lauded her maternal ingenuity. (12)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Misplaced 'u' - 02/13/18 12:47 AM
'Ingenuity' is a badly formed word, apparently resulting from a confusion with 'ingenuous'. (13)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc not even "dys-" - 02/20/18 04:06 PM

"Ingenuous" ought to mean the opposite of "disingenuous," but peculiarly enough it doesn't quite. (14)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 02/20/18 06:14 PM
Quite enough gun violence has taken place, and it is time to desensitize online gaming (15)

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Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 03/02/18 03:43 AM
Gaming appeals to those British aristocrats who are too idle to go foxhunting or grouse shooting. (16)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 03/06/18 01:13 AM
Shooting the spectacular underwater fight scenes won the cinematographer a deserved Oscar at that year's Academy Awards. (17)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: Last Word - 03/09/18 01:12 AM

Awards, no matter how trivial, are always gratifying for the recipient; thus the popularity of the "igNobel Prize." (18)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc on the third floor - 03/18/18 12:21 AM

Prize orchids were a favorite of Nero Wolfe, Rex Stout's fictional detective; his gardener, Theodore Horstman, cared for them. (19)
Posted By: A C Bowden Friends and foes - 03/19/18 03:51 AM
"Them and us" attitudes are an unavoidable part of human nature, and can sour relationships between different groups of people. (20)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 03/19/18 04:04 PM
People disappoint. (2)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: Last Word - 03/19/18 08:44 PM

“Disappoint” is expectations-dependent. (3)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 03/19/18 11:59 PM
can't do anything with 'expectations-dependent'
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 03/20/18 01:06 AM
Expectations-dependent assessments are subjective. (4)

"Subjective" means "impossible to disprove." (5)
Posted By: A C Bowden Theistic argument - 03/22/18 02:43 AM
Disprove God's existence if you can. (6)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Make hay while the sun shines - 03/22/18 03:12 PM

Can vegetables...a bumper crop this year. (7)
Posted By: A C Bowden Inexorable rise - 03/24/18 01:38 AM
Year by year, the world's population goes up. (8)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: Inexorable rise - 03/24/18 02:15 AM

Up the Yalu River, to Pork Chop Hill again? (9)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 03/24/18 04:13 PM
Again with the deadlock,why can't D's and R's agree? (10)
Posted By: A C Bowden Damned if you do... - 03/25/18 11:19 PM
Agree, and you're just a yes-man; disagree, and you're a rebel. (11)
Posted By: A C Bowden Attempted coup - 04/03/18 03:05 AM
Rebel troops stormed the palace, but the president had gone into hiding. (12)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc turn-about is fair play - 04/05/18 07:07 PM

Hiding her riding hood, the little red-headed girl waited to ambush the wolf. (13)
Posted By: A C Bowden New suspect - 04/09/18 12:24 AM
Wolf tracks were discovered near the scene, throwing doubt on the police's initial assumptions. (14)
Posted By: A C Bowden Rewriting history - 04/11/18 12:17 AM
Assumptions about historical events and people often prove wrong when new evidence comes to light. (15)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc But it tastes better ! - 04/27/18 02:53 PM

Light cream in your diet isn't as unhealthy than the "Real Thing," even in your coffee. (16)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 04/27/18 04:07 PM
Coffee bean is my birthstone, as well as mothers' and I gave her a coffee bean necklace (17)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 04/29/18 12:25 AM
Necklace styles vary greatly in this year's fashion show, ranging from the exquisitely elegant to the downright bizarre. (18)
Posted By: may2point0 Re: Last Word - 05/05/18 01:06 PM
Bizarre happenings around the globe have convinced world leaders to make ends meet and come full circle once again. (19)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 05/06/18 02:41 AM
Again we see the unpredictability of international politics, with the prospect of peace between North and South Korea, it seems. (20)
Posted By: may2point0 Re: Last Word - 05/06/18 06:40 AM
Seems likely. (2)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 05/06/18 11:23 AM
Likely, yes indeed. (3)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 05/06/18 03:42 PM
Indeed, you are arrogant. (4)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 05/07/18 12:44 AM
Arrogant politicians seek more power. (5)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 05/07/18 03:59 PM
Power hungry politicians buy it monetarily (6)
Posted By: A C Bowden In the days of Jane Austen... - 05/13/18 12:11 AM
Monetarily deficient men were shunned by ladies. (7)
Posted By: may2point0 Re: In the days of Jane Austen... - 05/14/18 07:21 PM
Ladies had delicate sensibilities towards Hetherington's top hat. (8)

http://gratefulamericanfoundation.com/facts/10593/
Posted By: A C Bowden Regency icon - 05/16/18 12:06 AM
Hat or no hat, Beau Brummell was impeccably dressed. (9)
Posted By: A C Bowden Parliamentary pomp - 06/24/18 01:21 AM
Dressed in ermine, the Lords gathered for the State Opening. (10)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc decisions, decisions... - 06/24/18 01:30 AM

Opening ceremonies will be Monday, averting any conflict with weekend activities. (11)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 06/24/18 02:43 AM
Activities for the College World Series have been going on here daily. (12)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 06/25/18 12:21 AM
Daily beatings were a widely accepted feature of school life until quite recently. (13)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 06/25/18 04:23 PM
Recently an infestation of Japanese beetles has been decimating my grapes, time for insecticide. (14)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Silent Spring - 06/26/18 12:42 AM

Insecticide can be a two-edged sword, as the DDT experience decades ago illustrates so poignantly. (15)
Posted By: A C Bowden A sense of nostalgia - 06/27/18 01:56 AM
Poignantly reminiscent of happier times, hundreds of old magazines, posters and sepia photographs filled the room. (16)
Posted By: A C Bowden De luxe - 06/30/18 03:17 AM
Room service in some hotels is of poor quality, but generally you get what you pay for. (17)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 06/30/18 03:56 PM
"For Liberty, for Fraternity, for Equality", this motto delineates the ideals and the goals of the French Revolution. (18)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 07/04/18 01:23 AM
Revolution has often occurred in the history of France, which has been ruled by kings, emperors and republican presidents. (19)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 07/04/18 03:41 PM
Presidents dying on the Fourth of July: there have been three: Jefferson, Adams, and Monroe;Coolidge was born on same. (20)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Oxymoron - 07/04/18 03:45 PM
Same difference. (2)
Posted By: A C Bowden The joy of heterogeneity - 07/04/18 11:46 PM
Difference is good. (3)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: The joy of heterogeneity - 07/05/18 01:40 AM

Good July Fourth, everyone! (4)
Posted By: A C Bowden Happy days - 07/06/18 12:51 PM
Everyone likes holidays, don't they? (5)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 07/06/18 08:14 PM
They should use summers filling potholes (6).
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 07/13/18 01:03 AM
Potholes in roads are a problem here. (7)
Posted By: A C Bowden Luther's words - 07/15/18 01:30 AM
Here I stand; I can do no other. (8)
Posted By: A C Bowden Last Word - 08/21/18 11:53 PM
Originally Posted by A C Bowden
Here I stand; I can do no other. (8)

Other famous quotations may follow, should the opportunity arise. (9)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: Last Word - 08/22/18 01:38 AM

"Arise, shine, for thy light has come!" Handel quoted Isaiah. (10)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 08/22/18 03:45 PM
Isaiah had a son named Mahershalahashbash,and the Bible's longest word.(11)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 08/24/18 01:06 AM
Word classes, sometimes called 'parts of speech', include nouns, verbs and adjectives. (12)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 08/29/18 01:11 PM
Adjectives are overused by novelists who do not appreciate that 'less is more'. (13)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 08/29/18 04:26 PM
More and more, these days, news anchors are guilty of using really improper grammar(14).
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: Last Word - 09/07/18 01:28 AM

Grammar runs afoul of the "We don' need no steenkin' roolz" principle, I heared tell. (15)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 09/09/18 01:34 AM
"Tell me, Holmes", asked Watson, "how on earth did you deduce that Mr Llewellyn is Welsh?" (16)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 09/15/18 03:11 AM
Welsh is central to the national identity of Wales, and is still spoken by many people there. (17)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 09/15/18 03:41 PM
There are many Native American nations for whom their indigenous language is also central to their tribal identity (18)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 09/20/18 02:30 PM
Identity is a confusing property in physics, where the same particle can seemingly be in two places at once. (19)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc time to restart now - 09/20/18 08:20 PM

Identity was once the province of psychology, not physics...but, come to think of it, the "id entity" still is). (20)
Posted By: A C Bowden Slight adjustment - 09/21/18 12:52 AM
Originally Posted by wofahulicodoc
Identity was once Once identity was the province of psychology, not physics...but, come to think of it, the "id entity" still is). (20)

...is correct. (2)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 09/21/18 01:44 AM
Correct change, please. (3)
Posted By: A C Bowden Good deportment - 09/21/18 11:10 AM
Please walk like this. (4)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 09/21/18 04:01 PM
This day is too rainy (5)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 09/23/18 12:17 AM
Rainy days have inspired many artists. (6)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 09/23/18 01:25 AM
Artists who show work sell many things (7)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: Last Word - 09/23/18 04:47 PM

Things my math teacher said: “Show all work!” (8)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 09/23/18 04:52 PM
Work with no play makes Jack a dull boy (9).
Posted By: A C Bowden Timely appearance - 09/24/18 12:21 AM
Boy, was I glad when I saw her walk in! (10)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 09/24/18 04:01 PM
Hoping for a new, good day I jump out of bed (11)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 09/25/18 12:57 AM
Originally Posted by LukeJavan8
Hoping for a new, good day I jump out of bed (11)

The last word in the previous post was "in". I suggest:

In hope of a good day I jump out of bed. (11)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 09/25/18 03:50 PM
A version of Old-timers I guess, my bad. Thanks. can't even figure out where I got that.


In hope of a good day, I jump out of bed. (11)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: Last Word - 09/28/18 07:17 PM

Bed in evening, day is leaving; bed In morninng, new day dawning (12)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 09/28/18 11:28 PM
Leaving the television turned off all day I had the best day ever. (13)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: Last Word - 09/28/18 11:48 PM
That’s probably my fault. Four hours ago I swapped the clauses. Fifteen minutes ago, I suspect, Luke, you saw and responded to the older version of the since-corrected post.
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 09/29/18 03:41 PM
Not a problem. Thanks
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 09/30/18 01:08 AM
Originally Posted by LukeJavan8
Leaving the television turned off all day I had the best day ever. (13)

Ever the perfectionist, Wagner went through his entire opera manuscript again, making various changes. (14)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 09/30/18 03:46 PM
Changes are everywhere, as leaves turn color, brisk air, birds flying south, winter is coming (15)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 10/03/18 04:44 AM
Coming only five days after Halloween, Britain's traditional Bonfire Night has been eclipsed somewhat in comparison. (16)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 10/03/18 03:48 PM
Comparison and contrast are often used by all when trying to choose something and make a decision (17)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 10/04/18 11:49 AM
Decision followed decision in rapid succession, until everyone in the office felt exhausted and ready for a break. (18)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 10/08/18 03:16 PM
Break long words down into individual syllables, and say them slowly, to make sure you can pronounce them right. (19)
Posted By: A C Bowden Soccer report - 10/13/18 01:32 AM
Right at the end of added time, Manchester United were awarded a penalty, but the Liverpool goalkeeper saved it well. (20)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 10/13/18 03:44 PM
Well done! (2)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 10/14/18 12:17 AM
Done it again! (3)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 10/14/18 11:32 PM
Again, with the sarcasm??????(4)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 11/02/18 04:15 PM
Sarcasm is a character defect (5)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Alas - 11/03/18 08:45 PM

Defect in character can be contagious. (6)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 11/04/18 05:10 PM
Contagious diseases really plague West Africa today (7)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: Last Word - 11/05/18 02:13 PM

Today is the first day of...this coming week. (8)

Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 11/05/18 04:15 PM
Week after week, there's nothing but vulgar political infighting(9),
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: Last Word - 11/21/18 09:05 PM

Infighting, unfortunately, has destroyed from within many a well-conceived plan. (10)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 11/21/18 09:16 PM
Plan well ahead if you are traveling this weekend, storms Sunday. (11)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: Last Word - 11/22/18 02:00 AM

Sunday may be stormy, but here we're more worried about recored-breaking cold.(12)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 01/15/19 03:44 AM
Cold dry nights and hot sunny days are the norm in desert climates. (13)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: Last Word - 01/15/19 12:55 PM

Climates span decades and centuries; individual weather events change them only by their sum. [14}
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 01/15/19 04:27 PM
Sum up all the numbers and you get the total of all the individual items (15)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 01/17/19 02:59 AM
Items that are broken or worthless should be placed in the miscellaneous waste receptacle for disposal. (16)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 01/17/19 04:31 PM
Disposal of all items of waste in this city is pathetic, no glass, nor styrofoam recycle pickup (17)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc morning radio in 1945 or so - 01/18/19 02:01 AM

"Pickup your troubles in your old kit bag and Smile, Smile, Smile!" was the theme-song of John Gambling. (18)
Posted By: A C Bowden Depends how you look at it - 01/21/19 02:59 AM
Gambling is, according to one's perspective, either a regrettable human vice or a welcome boost to the national economy. (19)
Posted By: A C Bowden Nice and concise - 01/22/19 02:29 AM
Economy of expression is something all writers should cultivate if they wish to persuade the public to read their work. (20)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 01/22/19 04:57 PM
Work hard ! (2)



{good sentence AC - I was trying for something similar, but you nailed it}
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 01/23/19 02:37 AM
Hard problems persist. (3)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 01/23/19 04:28 PM
Persist to achieve success. (4)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: Last Word - 01/24/19 08:44 PM

Success: contentment with one's lot. (5)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 01/24/19 08:55 PM
Lot lost his wife to salt. (6)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 01/25/19 12:31 PM
Salt is one of several vital nutrients. (7)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 01/25/19 05:03 PM
Nutrients are listed outside most products' packaging wrappers (8).
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 01/27/19 04:45 AM
Wrappers are often unnecessary, and a nuisance when discarded. (9)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 01/27/19 04:47 PM
Discarded plastic has become the recyclers bane in the oceans. (10)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 02/01/19 03:32 AM
Oceans are important in regulating the temperatures on the Earth's surface. (11)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 02/01/19 04:49 PM
Surface temperatures vary highly from the feel's like temperature in polar vortexes (12).
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 02/03/19 03:20 AM
Vortexes form between tall buildings, causing debris to swirl and raindrops to rise. (13)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 02/08/19 03:37 AM
Rise above the woes of the world and glimpse paradise through calmness and meditation. (14)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 02/16/19 02:54 AM
Meditation may not give you any deep philosophical insights, but it will alleviate your stress. (15)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: Last Word - 02/16/19 03:28 AM

Stress and exercise in moderation are strengthening, but in excess they are likely to be destructive. [16]
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 02/21/19 04:13 AM
Destructive winds were forecast for many parts of the country, especially northern and western coasts and hills. (17)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: Last Word - 03/10/19 01:42 AM

Hills Bros. coffee is going on sale at the A&P; buy one can, get another at half price. (18)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 03/10/19 04:36 PM
Price cuts always accompany the always sad situation of bankruptcy procedures or a store closing its doors for good (19).
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 03/13/19 03:04 AM
Good Friday is one of the most important days in the Christian calendar; many hymns have been written for it. (20)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Frankenstein - 03/13/19 03:10 PM
It Lives ! (2)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: Frankenstein - 03/14/19 02:47 AM

Lives are precious. (3)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 03/14/19 03:35 PM
" Precious", said evil Gollum. (4)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: Last Word - 03/20/19 02:27 PM

Gollum - hard act to follow! (5)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 03/20/19 03:28 PM
Follow the Leader: a kids' game. (6)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 03/23/19 02:42 AM
Game, set and match to the Russian. (7)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 05/02/19 04:58 AM
Russian voters tend to admire strong, autocratic leaders. (8)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 05/02/19 03:56 PM
Leaders of politics make me want to scream aloud (9).
Posted By: wofahulicodoc (just to be provocative) - 05/02/19 09:03 PM
Originally Posted by LukeJavan8
Leaders of politics make me want to scream aloud (9).

Aloud thunderclap accompanied the lightning flash and woke me up. (10)

(Of course you're going to tell me that isn't aloud...)
Posted By: A C Bowden We're muddling through... - 05/06/19 03:52 AM
Up till now, the government has managed to avoid anything disastrous. (11)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 05/06/19 03:58 PM
Disastrous accidents can occur when folks drive over Sixty mph in rain. (12)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: (just to be provocative) - 05/06/19 04:00 PM
Originally Posted by wofahulicodoc
Originally Posted by LukeJavan8
Leaders of politics make me want to scream aloud (9).

Aloud thunderclap accompanied the lightning flash and woke me up. (10)

(Of course you're going to tell me that isn't aloud...)




I don't know: there is the Welsh Choral Group " Only Boys Aloud".
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 05/07/19 03:00 AM
Rain which falls when the ground temperature is below freezing turns to ice. (13)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Summer is coming - 05/09/19 07:24 PM

Ice, they say, can be most refreshing in the summertime on a hot day. [14]
Posted By: A C Bowden Knocking out the seeds - 05/14/19 12:42 PM
Day One of the Wimbledon tennis championship saw the shock defeats of several big names. (15)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 05/14/19 04:07 PM


Names on the front, back and inside pages cheered the patient as his classmates remembered him. (16)
Posted By: A C Bowden My opinion of Wagner - 05/18/19 02:45 AM
Him personally I find pretty obnoxious, but a lot of his instrumental music is worth listening to. (17)
Posted By: A C Bowden Last word - 05/22/19 12:51 PM
To end a sentence with a preposition is not a grammatical mistake as some misguided pedants have thought. (18)

(attributed to Winston Churchill; I make no claim as to its validity)

Thought for the day: there's certainly no discussion about beginning a sentence with a preposition - so why ending thus? (19)
Posted By: A C Bowden Arguing the toss - 05/29/19 03:42 AM
Thus do passionate linguists and logophiles dispute, seeking an elusive consistency in the way English language users speak and write. (20)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 05/29/19 03:26 PM
Excellent finish (2).
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 05/30/19 11:37 AM
Finish with twenty. (3)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 06/06/19 12:09 AM
Twenty will be plenty. (4)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 06/06/19 05:08 PM


Plenty of delights were served (5)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: Last Word - 06/06/19 06:18 PM

Served properly cooked, turnips are yummy ! (6)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 06/10/19 01:37 AM
Yummy food can often do you good. (7)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 06/10/19 04:54 AM
Good things come to those who wait; right? (8)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 06/11/19 03:12 AM
Right, then – I shall be patient and keep waiting. (9)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: Last Word - 06/11/19 02:56 PM

Waiting is a frustrating pastime; I'd rather put something in. (10)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 06/11/19 04:00 PM
In waiting rooms one will always find decades old magazines everywhere (11)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc What? No Saturday Evening Post? - 06/12/19 01:22 AM

Everywhere you look - old Sports Illustrated, old Boys' Life, old National Geographic... (12)
Posted By: A C Bowden Historical interest - 06/13/19 12:52 AM
Geographic magazines so old, in fact, that they refer to the British Empire. (13)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Auld Lang Syne - 06/13/19 01:40 AM

"Empire Diamond and Gold-buying Service" used to advertise regularly on WQXR in New York. (14)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 06/13/19 03:34 PM
New York,New York, it's my kind of town, New York is,my town,yes. (15)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Last Word, indeed - 06/13/19 07:11 PM

"yes I said yes I will Yes" are the last seven words of James Joyce's Ulysses." (16)
Posted By: A C Bowden An older story - 06/15/19 12:38 PM
Ulysses, or Odysseus as the Greeks called him, had an eventful journey home, according to Homer's epic. (17)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc I never promised you a rose garden - 06/15/19 04:40 PM

EPIC is the name of a popular Electronic Health Record, a mixed blessing in a modern doctor's office. (18)
Posted By: A C Bowden Heaven or hell? - 06/17/19 03:56 AM
Office life can be a stimulating experience or a nightmare, depending on personalities and the nature of the work. (19)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 06/17/19 03:32 PM
Work for many can be a dirty four letter work, but with retirement comes the leisure to do or not (20).
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 06/17/19 03:33 PM
Surf's up ! (2)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 06/18/19 12:00 AM
Up we come. (3)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 06/18/19 03:56 PM
Come thee hither, yo!
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 06/19/19 01:22 AM
Yo, nuncle, I shall hie! (5)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 06/19/19 05:01 AM
Hie thee to yon convent, wench! (6)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 06/20/19 12:31 AM
Wench, bring me some ale, I prithee. (7)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: Last Word - 06/20/19 02:52 AM

“Prithee, pretty maiden, prithee tell me true,“ wrote ______? (8)
Posted By: A C Bowden Job done - 06/23/19 01:45 AM
Wrote the reply, moved on to the next game. (9)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 06/23/19 04:08 PM
Game over, the little league celebrated with pizza and cola (10).
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 06/25/19 12:02 PM
Cola is popular in Britain as well as the United States. (11)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 06/25/19 03:58 PM
States' rights vs. Centralized Federalism is an argument contained in the Constitution (12)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 06/27/19 05:31 AM
Constitution Hill is a street in London; it is not really a hill. (13)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 06/27/19 03:55 PM
Hill follows hill as one traverses the Great Plains in the central United States (14)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 06/29/19 03:01 AM
States with a theocratic regime pose a danger to human rights, both internally and externally. (15)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 06/29/19 04:02 PM
Externally the tree looked healthy, but the arborist pealed back bark and found ash tree borer (16)
Posted By: A C Bowden The woodpecker - 05/21/20 05:10 AM
Borer of holes with its aptly shaped beak,
The busy bird pecks with a well known technique. (17)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 05/21/20 03:42 PM
Technique aside, this MacGyver fellow was a veritable jack of all trades with everything his two hands touched (18).


Forgot this game, thanks for finding it again, AC.
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 05/23/20 03:46 PM
Touched by the stranger's kind offer, the decrepit old millionaire opened his wallet and gave her five thousand dollars. (19)


(Next post 20 words, then back to 2)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 05/23/20 04:01 PM
"Dollars to Doughnuts", he bet, " Memorial Day, the unofficial first day of summer it will be raining, just like always". (20)




In the US, Memorial Day, Last Monday of May, is called the unofficial first day of summer.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc :-) - 05/23/20 08:10 PM

Always smile! (2) 🙂
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: :-) - 05/25/20 12:30 AM
Smile like this. (3) grin
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 05/25/20 03:54 PM



This is great advice laugh (4)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 05/26/20 01:38 AM
Advice is always available online. (5)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 06/01/20 04:34 AM
Online games addict many young people. (6)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 06/01/20 03:40 PM
People have lots of anger these days (7)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 06/02/20 12:58 AM
Days of intense activity seem to fly by. (8)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 06/02/20 05:00 PM
By the way, don't forget facemask and hand sanitizer (9).
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 06/04/20 01:38 AM
Sanitizer should be used by customers before they touch anything. (10)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 06/04/20 03:37 PM
Anything on the shelves of a grocery story, could harbor covid (11),
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: Last Word - 06/05/20 12:13 AM

The virus can linger, but usually no more than a day or so. (12)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 06/05/20 01:26 AM
Originally Posted by wofahulicodoc

The virus can linger, but usually no more than a day or so. (12)

That's 13 words – and it should start with 'Covid'. smirk
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: Last Word - 06/05/20 11:54 PM

Umm. Getting careless in my old age, I see. Shame on me. (12)

Covid virus can linger, usually no more than a day or so. (12)

(No more Bakers' Dozen; that would be the nadir of Boulangers.) (12)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 06/10/20 05:12 AM
Originally Posted by wofahulicodoc

Covid virus can linger, usually no more than a day or so. (12)

So disruptive was coronavirus that it eclipsed most other news for two months. (13)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 06/10/20 03:25 PM
Months of news about Covid and protests have left me wanting change of pace (14)
Posted By: A C Bowden Fearsome speed - 06/15/20 03:05 AM
Pace is the factor that distinguishes the best fast bowlers in cricket from the others. (15)
Posted By: A C Bowden An eclectic book - 06/17/20 04:01 AM
Others may disagree, but I think the Bible combines ancient philosophy, moral guidance, history and myth. (16)

Myth and malice are among the commonest sources of Internet misinformation, and the most difficult to refute. (17)
Posted By: A C Bowden Conspiracy theory - 10/01/20 01:09 PM
Refute it as we may, the claim that the moon landings were a hoax will still convince many. (18)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 10/01/20 05:35 PM
Many are going to be so disappointed because they did not learn that history will repeat itself if forgotten (19),
Posted By: A C Bowden Ah, it all comes back to me - 10/05/20 01:39 AM
Forgotten pleasures can come flooding back into the memory as a result of some sight, sound or other fortuitous experience. (20)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 10/05/20 05:25 AM
Live Free! (2)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 10/07/20 12:42 AM
Free us now! (3)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 10/07/20 03:56 PM
Now forward and onward (4)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 10/09/20 12:38 AM
Onward with resolution and confidence. (5)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 10/09/20 04:47 AM
Confidence in oneself is always essential (6)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 10/10/20 12:04 AM
Essential vocabulary should be learned and revised. (7)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 10/10/20 05:09 PM
Revised is the governments byword for something redacted (8)
Posted By: tsuwm Re: Last Word - 10/13/20 12:43 PM
'redacted' is one of the bywords of a kakistocracy (9)

:-)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 10/13/20 04:05 PM
Kakistrocracy is a terrific word for one person ruled nations (10)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc Re: Last Word - 10/17/20 08:18 PM

Nations sometimes get the government they deserve — does that describe us? (11)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 10/18/20 01:00 AM
Us British, alas, some nations consider arrogant because of our colonial past. (12)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 10/21/20 01:45 AM
Past, present and future all exist simultaneously, according to some interpretations of relativity. (13)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 10/24/20 03:12 AM
Relativity involves the concept of spacetime, which many people unfamiliar with physics find confusing. (14)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 10/24/20 04:08 PM
Confusing and convoluting as the concept of space-time is, I still relish the concept. (15)
Posted By: tsuwm Re: Last Word - 10/24/20 11:25 PM
concept-wise many people are confused by the duality inherent in quantum mechanics and the uncertainty principle. (2⁴)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 10/28/20 03:05 AM
Principle should be tempered with pragmatism: do not let the best be the enemy of the good. (17)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 04/17/21 05:06 AM
Good times will return if we can beat Covid, but all these variants make that far from certain. (18)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 04/19/21 04:06 PM
Certain actions Covid has forced upon us, like masks, social distancing, isolating, have made life quite cumbersome for many. (19)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 04/22/21 04:41 AM
Many ills comparable to Covid have befallen the human race at various times in the past, as historical records show. (20)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 04/22/21 04:52 PM
Super work!


New:


Covid stinks. (2)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 04/23/21 03:29 AM
Stinks, I say! (3)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 04/23/21 08:00 PM
Say it loud, Everyone!!!! (4)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 04/24/21 03:42 AM
Everyone agrees it is so. (5)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 04/24/21 04:54 PM
So many deaths, true worldwide catastrophe (6)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 04/27/21 12:55 AM
Catastrophe is the right word for it. (7)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 04/27/21 03:54 PM
It is time for world leaders too cooperate. (8)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 05/13/21 03:32 AM
Cooperate to save the world, and reject selfish nationalism. (9)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 05/14/21 03:39 PM
Nationalism creeps into our culture whenever we get war weary (10).
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 05/17/21 01:36 AM
Weary of life, the tragic hero drank the venom and expired. (11)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 05/17/21 02:29 AM
Expired auto license plates are not a police priority in this city (12).
Posted By: wofahulicodoc they've got you coming and going - 05/17/21 01:14 PM
City ordinances require a front license plate as well as a rear one. (13)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 05/17/21 04:20 PM
One plate front and one in back are required in this state as well (14).
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 05/19/21 02:17 AM
Well, it is now May, but the weather in London is still cold and wet. (15)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 05/19/21 02:33 AM
Wet as well here, and has been raining for the last sixteen days: chilly, damp, cold (16).
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 05/21/21 01:41 AM
Cold spring evenings are particularly depressing, as the lingering daylight focuses attention on the thick grey clouds. (17)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 05/21/21 03:56 PM
Clouds and rain and drizzle have been hanging over us for two weeks , how I long for sunshine (18)
Posted By: A C Bowden Re: Last Word - 05/27/21 04:30 AM
Sunshine is welcome in temperate climates, but in the tropics it can lead to droughts, fires and health problems. (19)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 05/27/21 09:18 PM
Problems occur in every clime, but would trade any and all of them to get rid of snow and ice (20)


Your turn to start with 2 words.
Masks optional! (2)
Posted By: A C Bowden But things may change - 05/28/21 01:51 PM
Optional – for now. (3)
Posted By: LukeJavan8 Re: Last Word - 05/28/21 04:49 PM
Now Covid's seclusion opens (4)
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