Thursday, October 28, 2010

Link of the day

This links to the text of the OSPD, which is helpful if you're looking for a list of trees, or something like that. Thanks to listener Gary for sending this to me a while ago.

Dictionary text

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

This probably won't ever happen again...

At club last night, I had an unusual situation come up: my opponent made a parallel play that accidentally formed the phoney UA*, and I somehow didn't see it. I was down later in the game thanks to two consecutive bingos on her part, and was able to come up with a cool setup, leading to a win. See if you can spot it:

http://www.cross-tables.com/annotated.php?u=7370#18


Monday, October 25, 2010

Low Probability Word of the Day: ABHIKLOR



Brought to you by the last day of our CSA farm share.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Find the bingo Quiz

Two bingo lanes open: one is a two-tile overlap over JEE, the other through or ending with M.

Your rack is DDEILS? Ready? Go!

Post how long it took you, if you'd like.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Found Extension of the Day: EFGOOOOST

Some person in the town I work in has put up little stickers around town saying 'you can eat dandelions', and I think this is their work:



GOOSEFOOT can be extended from GO, GOO, OS, OSE, EF, OOT, or FOOT.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Things I learned at club this week

1. There is only one 6 that fits this pattern: ???DEY

2. There are a LOT of 6's that fit this one: ?????U

3. KATES* is not a word, you dope. (held, didn't challenge. and I knew KATE wasn't good, but inexplicably chickened out.)

4. There is a bingo in ELSSTT? through EN.

5. When there is a K above a TWS, you need to try harder to find 4 letter K words, even if your rack is full of crap. (KIWI, KAMI, KAGU...)



Friday, October 1, 2010

Episode 61 notes

over and out:
OVERKILL /OUTKILL

YY words
YABBY an Australian crayfish
FLYBYs a flight of aircraft close to a specified space
SKYEY resembling the sky
TYIYN $ unit of Kyrgyzstan (TYIN)
XYLYLs a univalent radical

common bingos that don't take an S
ANTIRED SEAGIRT

3 letter verbs (ing words you may not know)
BAM to strike with a dull resounding noise
BIB to tipple (drink alcoholic beverages)
BUS of note: BUSSINGS, BUSINGS


snapbacks:
CAL- CAN- SUB- ZONES

RETAIN + C
CERATIN: EVISCERATING, INCARCERATING, LACERATING, MACERATING, ULCERATING

CERTAIN: ASCERTAIN/ED/ING, ASCERTAINMENT(S), CERTAINER/EST/LY/TY/TIES, UNCERTAIN/LY/NESS(ES)/TY/TIES

CREATIN: COCREATING, CREATININE, MISCREATING, PANCREATIN, PHOSPHOCREATINE, PRO/RE/UNCREATING


currency of the month:
EYRIR pl. AURAR  of iceland (no S)

quiz answers:
SAMADHI a state of concentration in yoga

RELEVANT= LEVANTERs an easterly Meditarranean wind

GAGAKUS ancient court music of Japan