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What is your favorite word?

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    What does it mean for a crossword square to be checked?

    It means it is used in two different answers (such that you can use one answer to confirm the other)

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  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Immolate is another fun word I don't get to use often

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  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    Straightzi wrote: »
    What does it mean for a crossword square to be checked?

    It means it is used in two different answers (such that you can use one answer to confirm the other)

    So US crosswords are like that? Huh. So do they not have many blank spaces then? I feel like getting that many words to match up when designing a crossword would be complicated.

  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
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    Straightzi wrote: »
    What does it mean for a crossword square to be checked?

    It means it is used in two different answers (such that you can use one answer to confirm the other)

    So US crosswords are like that? Huh. So do they not have many blank spaces then? I feel like getting that many words to match up when designing a crossword would be complicated.

    US Crosswords don't have blank spaces at all, outside of the black tiles that aren't filled in.

    I mean, I'd take Nick Offerman's spikey cat dick willingly
  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Yeah, US crosswords look something like this:

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    It's a different challenge, in a way, because you gotta make everything interlock. They're definitely tough to design, and that's why you see stuff like epee and oboe and Eire showing up all the time, as you're often in some sort of vowel shortage.

    3clipseDrez
  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    3clipse wrote: »
    Straightzi wrote: »
    What does it mean for a crossword square to be checked?

    It means it is used in two different answers (such that you can use one answer to confirm the other)

    So US crosswords are like that? Huh. So do they not have many blank spaces then? I feel like getting that many words to match up when designing a crossword would be complicated.

    US Crosswords don't have blank spaces at all, outside of the black tiles that aren't filled in.

    Yes that's what I meant by blank spaces.

    tynicBedlam
  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
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    you might say they have a

    vowel obstruction

    eh heh

    eh heh heh heh heh heh

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAvomit

    I mean, I'd take Nick Offerman's spikey cat dick willingly
    Drez
  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
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    #pipe wrote: »
    that crossword looks

    too easy

    They often have really obscure clues that are 1-2 words and require you to go back and forth over them getting a couple more with each pass until you can fill it all in at once. It's just a different kind of challenge.

    I mean, I'd take Nick Offerman's spikey cat dick willingly
  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    #pipe wrote: »
    that crossword looks

    too easy

    It was a NYT Friday, so uhh, I wouldn't say so, but you can give it a try yourself if you'd like (it should be free for the next couple days): https://www.nytimes.com/crosswords/game/daily/2014/04/11

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  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
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    I am rarely able to finish NYT Thursday-Sunday (without resorting to looking up any of the clues). They're tricky. Today's is actually one of the easier Friday ones they've done in a long time, the last few months have been just a death march.

    I mean, I'd take Nick Offerman's spikey cat dick willingly
    Straightzi
  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
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    I'm about due for a reminder about my usage of the word fuck

    Bout fucking time, what the fuck

    I play games on ps3 and ps4. My PSN is DouglasDanger.
  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Dong
    That crossword was super easy. Here I took a screen shot with the answers if anyone is curious
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  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
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    that has to be a bannable offense

    I mean, I'd take Nick Offerman's spikey cat dick willingly
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  • GrogGrog My sword is only steel in a useful shape.Registered User regular
    edited September 13
    Moist
    Read vertically for excellent eldritch horror names.

    Ongnhr is my new favourite word.

    Grog on
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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
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    Grog wrote: »
    Read vertically for excellent eldritch horror names.

    Ongnhr is my new favourite word.

    Neonug is mine

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  • sarukunsarukun Mr. Bulldopps Get SchwiftyRegistered User regular
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    Get on NNYNVIU’s level, scrubs.

  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
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    All hail EUTRNYA, the one true god.

    I mean, I'd take Nick Offerman's spikey cat dick willingly
  • Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Not on Any Podcast or Affliated Don't Even Own a MikeRegistered User regular
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    Nya Renvoa Outo!
    *waves magic wand

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    3clipse
  • Rhesus PositiveRhesus Positive GNU Terry Pratchett Registered User regular
    Moist
    Praise be to Three Black Squares

    Grog
  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    Darmak wrote: »
    Grog wrote: »
    Read vertically for excellent eldritch horror names.

    Ongnhr is my new favourite word.

    Neonug is mine

    I don't see why we need a new Nug, Nug is one of the twin sons of the Black Goat already!

    Grog
  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 13
    What does it mean for a crossword square to be checked?

    it's when you can get it comin' and goin'
    basically it can be filled either horizontally or vertically. One clue acts as a 'check' on the other. American crosswords have a thing about having all squares be 'checked' so if you get stumped you can always get it from another angle.

    tynic on
  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    Straightzi wrote: »
    #pipe wrote: »
    that crossword looks

    too easy

    It was a NYT Friday, so uhh, I wouldn't say so, but you can give it a try yourself if you'd like (it should be free for the next couple days): https://www.nytimes.com/crosswords/game/daily/2014/04/11

    I got like 4 answers. But I really suck at crosswords.

    I prefer codewords, where you don't have any clues but each letter is marked with a corresponding number. So it's about knowing the structure of words rather than deciphering how somebody else thinks.

  • sarukunsarukun Mr. Bulldopps Get SchwiftyRegistered User regular
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    Tatterdemalion

    Galoshes

    Theocratic

    Deciduous

    Lambic

    Clinquant

    Glissando

    Zephyr

  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    I can usually do the Monday NYT puzzle in less than 10 minutes, sometimes less than 5. Tuesday usually takes a bit longer. Wednesday, maybe a half hour. When Thursday hits, I start to struggle with how long it takes.

    Straightzi
  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Higgledy-piggledy

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  • facetiousfacetious a wit so dry it shits sandRegistered User regular
    Petrichor
    "petrichor" is usually my go-to answer, and I'm stunned to see it in the poll. In all honesty though, it's my favourite SMELL, but while it's way up there I have too many words I could consider my favourite to be sure.

    "I am not young enough to know everything." - Oscar Wilde
    Real strong, facetious.

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  • facetiousfacetious a wit so dry it shits sandRegistered User regular
    Petrichor
    profundity, chagrin, ubiquitous, hypotenuse, approbation, wont, loath, caribou...

    "I am not young enough to know everything." - Oscar Wilde
    Real strong, facetious.

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  • facetiousfacetious a wit so dry it shits sandRegistered User regular
    edited September 15
    Petrichor
    ascertain, ennui, moot, lugubrious, gallant, gregarious, aye, fie, ignoble, avuncular...

    facetious on
    "I am not young enough to know everything." - Oscar Wilde
    Real strong, facetious.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    New one (to me): Sonsie

  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Yesterday’s guardian had ‘Eustachian tube’ as an answer and now I’m just tired.

  • Crimson KingCrimson King Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    Yesterday’s guardian had ‘Eustachian tube’ as an answer and now I’m just tired.

    what was the clue tho

  • sarukunsarukun Mr. Bulldopps Get SchwiftyRegistered User regular
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    Prattle

    Zircon

    Shamble

    Tweed

    Defibrillator

    Haversack

    Sheol


    Goddamn... twitterpated.

  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Dong
    Rigamarole

    HEY SATAN! HERE'S MY WISHLIST! GO NUTS YOU DEVIL!

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1JI9WWSRW1YJI
    sarukunThe Escape Goat
  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    tynic wrote: »
    Yesterday’s guardian had ‘Eustachian tube’ as an answer and now I’m just tired.

    what was the clue tho
    a hit tune, almost because somehow it connects to the listener

    (it's an anagram, but a slightly ropey one).

  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus premium Registered User regular
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    Malarky

    Ballyhoo

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  • chromdomchromdom Why do bad things keep happening to me? Oh yeah, because of the things I've done.Registered User regular
    At the moment: decongestant

  • DysDys Registered User regular
    Shenaniganry is probably mine at the moment, after a bit of consideration

  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus premium Registered User regular
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    Dys wrote: »
    Shenaniganry is probably mine at the moment, after a bit of consideration

    Now, I know about shenanigans

    And I know about chicanery

    But shenaniganry is a new one for me

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  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    That just doesn't feel right to say compared to just shenanigans

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