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this weeks theme? #32937
06/20/01 01:50 PM
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Mecca, redd, ogee

Only why didn't we start with aah-- or aardvark?


Re: this weeks theme? #32938
06/20/01 02:03 PM
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Good job figuring out the pattern, of troy. I noticed that each word has its letters in reverse alphabetical order, but missed the double letter progression.
Maybe he started with double c to make it less obvious?


Re: this weeks theme? #32939
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So maybe the double pattern describes the sequence? - "the set of words which have their letters in alphabetically challenged order and also contain a double letter, ranged in ascending alpha order of the double letters"


Re: this weeks theme? #32940
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Or maybe the double letters are just a redd heering, ffolkes.


Re: this weeks theme? #32941
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Or maybe the double letters are just a redd heering, ffolkes.

Somehow I doubt he's hiding the real theme because he said that this week's theme was obvious.


Unless he wanted to trick us. #32942
06/20/01 06:02 PM
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You guys are *way* clever - I missed the "reverse alpha order" thing. :o You are so clever, he may feel a need to mislead. :)



Cheers,
Bryan

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Re: Unless he wanted to trick us. #32943
06/20/01 06:13 PM
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actually reverse alphabetical order is pretty common theme-- as is all the vowels in (or in reverse) order-- or words that have all the vowels in them once, or just words that have all the vowels (not in order, and sometime more than once.

Anu (the wordsmith) has also invited people to be guest word smiths.. so if you know five words that are not yet in the archive that have an unusual theme.. He would like you to give details, (definations, citations.. but some guest word smith have done other things...) try your hand if you'd like...


Re: Unless he wanted to trick us. #32944
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he may feel a need to mislead

I think we've just been vugged, Helen


Re: Unless he wanted to trick us. #32945
06/21/01 01:36 PM
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well, i thought it might be something new... it seems reverse (or straight) alphabetical order has been done so many times...


Another idea. #32946
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So far, they are all places.

One to go to, one to breed in, one to go under, one to look in. I wonder if tomorrow will be a place as well.



Cheers,
Bryan

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