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Last Word

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...
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

It's arbitrary, but let's try to play by the Roolz - 10/05/15 05:25 PM


...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)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Little boy kneels at the foot of the bed... - 06/12/16 12:56 AM


(with apologies to A.A. Milne)

"...Mine has a hood, and I...pull my hood right over my head" (13)
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Little boy kneels at the foot of the bed... - 06/12/16 01:59 AM

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)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

a left ankle that people come miles to observe - 12/21/16 02:47 AM


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?
Posted By: LukeJavan8

-spelling's relation to Candy via Sanskrit - 01/06/17 06:29 PM

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)
Posted By: may2point0

Not a bucket, nor a fu@ket, rather a lucket list. - 01/09/17 05:40 PM

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.
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Not a bucket, nor a fu@ket, rather a lucket list. - 01/09/17 05:53 PM

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).
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

innkeepers advice, courtesy Charlie Chan - 01/10/17 09:31 PM


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)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

You can't make this stuff up, you know. - 02/06/17 04:33 AM


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)
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: You can't make this stuff up, you know. - 02/06/17 04:58 PM

Nothing can be so infuriating as being totally engrossed in a
TV program interrupted by an advertisement. (17).
Posted By: may2point0

Re: You can't make this stuff up, you know. - 02/11/17 06:40 PM

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)
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