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Oldschoolgal  (Level: 166.3 - Posts: 45)
Wed, 15th Mar '06 9:22 AM


No more hangman! It's a waste of time!

Suzer22  (Level: 166.3 - Posts: 1982)
Wed, 15th Mar '06 11:12 AM

Well, I for one kind of liked them! Frustrating? You bet! But different and challenging and informative. Too many of us like to think we know everything so when I get words I've never heard of my first though is "that can't be a real word if I've never heard of it!" Then I look it up and learn something!

For the Easy puzzle I placed #248
But for the Medium puzzle I was #61!
Maybe I'll be in the top 50 for the hard ones

Lulise  (Level: 32.2 - Posts: 248)
Wed, 15th Mar '06 11:26 AM

Even with lots of deducted points, I enjoyed these. Except for one that had NO vowels. Totally threw me off!

Schmorganism  (Level: 115.5 - Posts: 56)
Wed, 15th Mar '06 11:41 AM

Although I defend the right of the people who DO like them, I'm with OldSchool:
I offically hate Hangman.

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Sploofusmaximus (Editor)  
Wed, 15th Mar '06 12:06 PM

Never fear! The torture will be ending soon!

Sploofus Maximus

Missgeorge  (Level: 63.0 - Posts: 387)
Wed, 15th Mar '06 1:57 PM

This was very humbling. Please give the definitions after the puzzle ends.

Twoxfourman  (Level: 82.4 - Posts: 153)
Wed, 15th Mar '06 3:13 PM

Thank you Sploofus, for teaching me humility.

Mrsgc  (Level: 10.0 - Posts: 231)
Wed, 15th Mar '06 7:49 PM

I have no great passion for them either way - the strange thing is I have got higher up the board with each one even though they are supposidly harder lol I might eve nake the top ten on the hard one ROFL
I must admit the recent discussion on here about vowels helped me on one.

Najat333  (Level: 71.5 - Posts: 19)
Wed, 15th Mar '06 8:20 PM

Gah, I was finally FINALLY in the top 10 for this one and then got sniped at the last minute and ended up 12th.

Ah well...almost!!

Aquamar  (Level: 187.0 - Posts: 926)
Wed, 15th Mar '06 8:34 PM

One of the reasons I like Hangman is to learn new words. I find them interesting but I have had enough of them for now. Suzer, I enjoy looking up the words in the dictionary also after I have guessed all the letters but today's puzzle wasn't all that fun because I had three words that weren't in the dictionary. I have never heard these words before and because they don't exist in my dictionary, I may never know what they mean.


Playfulpelican  (Level: 20.1 - Posts: 42)
Wed, 15th Mar '06 8:52 PM

Believe it or not, it wasn't until the 4th frame of the 1st "Hangman" Word Puzzle that I realized the solutions were not intended to relate to the personal attributes or professional responsibilities of a hangman.

Silly me. Once I figured that out, I did much better.

Linenlady  (Level: 159.1 - Posts: 306)
Wed, 15th Mar '06 9:06 PM

Cathy, No one needs to rely just on a dictionary anymore. If you want to know what those words mean, you can put the word into and come up with a meaning or put the word with quotation marks around it into Google. That will bring up a zillion pages where the word is used and defined. Piece of cake.

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Sploofizz (Editor)  
Thu, 16th Mar '06 12:06 AM

OK playful - I'll read that as a request for a Word Puzzle about the occupation of Hangman...I'll get right on that!

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Sploofusmaximus (Editor)  
Thu, 16th Mar '06 8:24 AM

Per the request for word meanings from the Hard Hangman puzzle (since some are not in every dictionary), here they are. All of the words (and the definitions that follow) were taken from my very own Random House College Dictionary published in 1986. I believe at least a couple of these could be carried over to everyday speech.

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cacography ("noun") - "bad handwriting; poor penmanship"

geanticlinal ("adjective")- "pertaining to an anticlinal fold extending over a relatively large part of the earth's surface" (an anticlinal fold is "an inclining downward on both sides from a median line or axis as a fold of rock strata")

kreutzer ("noun")- 1. "any of various former minor coins issued by German states" 2. "a former copper coin of Austria, the 100th part of a florin"

syzygy ("noun")- 1. "the conjunction or opposition of two heavenly bodies" 2. "any two related things, either alike or opposite"

oleaceous ("adjective")- "belonging to the Oleaceae, or olive family of plants"

nullipara ("noun")- "a woman who has never borne a child"

psammite ("noun") - "any sandstone"

luciferous ("adjective") - "bringing or giving light"

transmogrify ("verb") - "to change in appearance or form, esp. strangely or grotesquely; transform"

harquebus ("noun") - "any of several small-caliber long guns operated by a matchlock or wheel-lock mechanism, dating from about 1400"

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