Monday, September 15, 2008

Episode 30(!) notes

This week's poll question: Is there a one syllable bingo that stumps you? Leave a comment.

definitions from the podcast:

ANTIAIR directed against attacking aircraft (no -S)
ANTIAR an arrow poison
ARENITE (are-ah-nite) rock made up chiefly of sand grains
NITERIE (NITERY) a nightclub

other high probability bingos:

JQXZ words:

DIXIT a statement
FIXIT involved with fixing things (takes Y) also, FIXT
JEZAIL type of firearm

-ING words (you may not know):

ANELING from ANELE to anoint
BORKING to attack a candidate in the media
CLEPING from CLEPE to call by a name (Y)CLEPED

FORINT a monetary unit of hungary

CIS having certain atoms on the same side of the molecule
COS a variety of lettuce -ES
DIS to insult or criticize
JUS a legal right JURA
KOS a land measurement in India
RAS an Ethiopian prince -ES
VAS an anatomical duct VASA
VIS force or power VIRES
WIS to know WIST....also takes an I front hook for IWIS!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Episode 29

Poll this week: What's your favorite word that looks like hasn't been unscrambled? I recently found this word mentioned in a blog: DUUMVIR(I) (a magistrate of ancient Rome).. when I mentioned it in chat to a podcast listener, he glanced at it and thought it was in alphagram form! I don't blame him! Leave your answer in a comment.

FEEZE to faze
HEEZE to hoist

ALFAQUI(N) ALFAKI a teacher of muslim law

PARDI(E) PARDY PERDIE used as a mild oath
PARD leopard

HOWE a valley
HOWF(F) a place frequently visited
HOWK to dig
HOWS pl. a method of doing something
DHOW an arabian sailing vessel

BUMF paperwork

$ TOLAR(JEV) TOLARS monetary unit of Slovenia (not SOWPODS)

3 three letter words that take a front and back Y hook:

AWN YAWN AWNY a bristle like appendage of certain grasses (adj.)
EGG EGGY YEGG a burglar