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#172227 - 12/21/07 07:15 PM Did anybody figure out the theme?  
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I sure didn't...


"This week's theme: Yours to discover.
Why did I select these words (anthropomorphize, kafkaesque, excursive, dysphagia and jabberwocky) this week? If you know the answer, email it to (puzzle at wordsmith.org). One answer per person, please. The first reader to uncover the plot will receive an autographed copy of my new book "The Dord, the Diglot, and an Avocado or Two: The Hidden Lives and Strange Origins of Common and Not-So-Common Words". So will another reader randomly selected from all the correct answers."

#172228 - 12/21/07 07:34 PM Re: Did anybody figure out the theme? [Re: AnnaStrophic]  
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Ha!I was wondering if someone would bring it up. It is quite a mystery. I only have vague ideas about the surrealistic and caricatural aspect or connection that is contained in all the words. I see no formal connection. (but I'm the worst in riddles)

I would like to know if anyone has a more defined idea about the words. Not for the win , but for the grin.

#172229 - 12/21/07 07:57 PM Re: Did anybody figure out the theme? [Re: BranShea]  
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this too shall pass
here's a huge hint:
as is Anu's wont, it's got nothing to do with Function,
and everything to do with Fit and Form.

-joe (it's pretty obvious, now we seen every one) friday

#172230 - 12/21/07 08:11 PM Re: Did anybody figure out the theme? [Re: tsuwm]  
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OK, Joe Ron O,

Did you submit your answer to win the grand prize? I'm still at a loss, even with your "helpful" clues...

#172231 - 12/21/07 08:24 PM Re: Did anybody figure out the theme? [Re: AnnaStrophic]  
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this too shall pass
I just sent it before posting herein, not having given it any thought pretofore, so I'm sure I'm much too.. not soon enough.


-joe (season's greetings) friday

#172233 - 12/22/07 12:58 AM Re: Did anybody figure out the theme? [Re: tsuwm]  
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#172240 - 12/22/07 07:12 PM Re: Did anybody figure out the theme? [Re: Faldage]  
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I sent in a guess as soon as I saw Monday's word (I want that prize!): human tendencies. But since it is now Saturday and I haven't gotten my award notice (heh) I guess that wasn't it.

#172242 - 12/22/07 09:14 PM Re: Did anybody figure out the theme? [Re: Jackie]  
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Maybe Anu's human tendencies will be so inclined that he will give you the random prize by cheating a little on the lottery part. (just for this once?)

#172244 - 12/23/07 04:11 AM Re: Did anybody figure out the theme? [Re: BranShea]  
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Ooh, yes! Cheat, Anu, cheat! I'm sure nobody will mind...

#172255 - 12/24/07 03:39 AM Re: Did anybody figure out the theme? [Re: Jackie]  
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this too shall pass
so there were only 50 correct entries -- I just don't have any luck at lottery drawings, which is why I save my money when the jackpots get big.

give me games of skill, like poker.

-joe (said with a straight face) friday

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