At the end of this post are ten combinations of three letters. Your mission is to pick three different letters that, when added to each letter combination, make the longest word possible. Your three different letters must be the same for each combination.
Scoring: 1 point per letter of each word made. A bonus point if you use all 6 letters.
So, for example, the first letter combination is ABC. I could choose the letters E, R, S, and spell "Braces" for seven points. However, I would then have to use "E,R,S" as my letters for each other combination. The three letters you choose must be different, i.e. don't pick "E,E,E"
Tiebreaker: I'm going to take the challenge, using pen and paper, before seeing the results. What will my score be?
To enter: Send me your three letters, the ten words you made, your score and tiebreaker
Okay, let's start with my solution Letters: I'm gonna start with "s," adding a plural to words is an easy way to get extra points. I'm gonna need a vowel, so "E" is the obvious choice. Since I'm using "E," might as well throw in an "r," that way I might get "er" or "ers" as a suffix.
1. ABC BRACES
2. DEF DEFERS
3. GHI SIGHER
4. JKL JERKS
5. MNO SERMON
6. PRS PRESS
7. TUV VERTUS (I have no idea what this word means, but I see it, uncapitalized, on wine descriptions a lot)
8. WXY SEXY
9. UQZ SURE
10. HHH HERS
Okay, now looking over the answers.
WOW, every single one of you predicted me to do worse than I did. That's humbling. About 2/3 of the entries also scored 57 points, interesting.
The winner is Jack Tappers with a score of 63:
1. BACINE (Middle English OED) 2. INFEED 3. HIEING (Scrabble dictionary) 4. JINKLE 5. NOMINE (as a form of nominy) 6. SNIPER 7. INTUE 8. WINEY 9. QUINZE 10. HINE
Thank you all for playing. Jack Tappers has until 11:59 PST PM on Tuesday to jail 5 people. The jailed can't vote, can't be voted for, but if the Kraken is jailed they CAN eat.
Post by Jack Tappers on Aug 31, 2015 17:00:23 GMT -8
It didn't say that originally, and hieing is in the scrabble dictionary as an alternate spelling of hying. I've also had inconsistent ability to access the OED's search function. It was working for a while after I tried the trick, but now it locks me out no matter what
Huh, I now realize that the "Oxford English Dictionary" is different than the "Oxford Dictionary." The oxford english dictionary seems to be literally the only dictionary that is ambiguous as to whether Hieing is a word.
HIEING is valid? It's not a word recognized in the Oxford-English Dictionary. You said it has to be a word by www.oed.com.
Weird, I'm seeing it. Try typing in Hie and looking at the conjugations?
I have, and I've seen it used as part of a sentence in www.oed.com. But since I remember trying hieing before and got this result (checked just now and saw the same result), I would assume this was an invalid word. Since you put it as "Scrabble Dictionary", I would imagine it be invalid because the conditions was that it had to be considered an English non-proper word in oed.
If you consider it valid, then I'll have no complaints. Just found it strange because I had to rule this selection out early because of this word.
One more stipulation: Every word must be intersected by at least three other swords. This is tough, so let's just say you can be quite liberal with your interpretation of what a sword is. BUT DON'T INTERPRET IT AS "S-WORDS" SMART GUY, ACTUAL STABBY SWORDS ONLY.
From Jailer Challenge 3, he said he would be liberal with your interpretation, which was why it was lenient.
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May 11, 2020 20:14:11 GMT -8
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May 11, 2020 20:20:24 GMT -8
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May 11, 2020 20:21:38 GMT -8
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