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Tallactor  (Level: 153.1 - Posts: 423)
Sun, 10th Feb '08 10:05 PM


Having once again lost points due to a British spelling that I had not anticipated, I want to suggest that each WordPuzzle come with a note telling whether the creator of the puzzle is using British or American spellings. Clearly some WordPuzzle constructors are British and some are American (and maybe from other places too, for all I know), and it seems an unfair trap to keep the solvers ignorant of which spellings are going to be used in a particular puzzle. An acknowledgment of the spellings used in a puzzle would prevent either a British solver or an American one from having an unfair advantage. Any thoughts from anyone on this subject?

Smaug  (Level: 140.7 - Posts: 2772)
Sun, 10th Feb '08 10:07 PM

....maybe the dingo ate your baby...

Bravegator  (Level: 152.0 - Posts: 428)
Sun, 10th Feb '08 10:09 PM

Or at least a notice about the spelling variation. I found it too, long after I should have.

Garrybl  (Level: 276.7 - Posts: 6611)
Sun, 10th Feb '08 10:22 PM

Welcome home Smaug. Does rebarbative mean you have a second beard?

Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Mon, 11th Feb '08 9:20 AM

I must agree with Tallactor. I think I fell into the same trap and lost several moves as a result. Since the puzzle is over I would assume it was the word "practised" as opposed to "practiced". Because Sploofus is worldwide we should have no problem with using the British spelling, but a warning might be nice.

Texlewee  (Level: 34.1 - Posts: 601)
Mon, 11th Feb '08 10:47 AM

You say potato, I say Vodka.... (I Love that "Will & Grace" quote....)

Lettermanfan1  (Level: 88.3 - Posts: 486)
Mon, 11th Feb '08 3:25 PM

Smaug? Really? This is what you chose to respond to after all this time? Interesting. Or not.

Sploofus Editor
Sploofusaurus (Editor)  
Mon, 11th Feb '08 4:40 PM

I truly did not realize there was more than one spelling...!
My apologies for what was actually a typographical error.

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