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Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:41 pm    Post subject: 121 TRIVIAL PURSUIT: Six getting into trouble following a board game. six = VI trouble = TRIAL VI getting into TRIAL = TRI(VI)AL following = PURSUIT (following taken as a noun)_________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.
novice
No harm. Pun intended!

 Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:10 pm    Post subject: 122 TRIVIAL PURSUIT: Quiz Top Model competitor about one loud pleasure outfit. Explanation: Definition: Quiz Wordplay: Top Model = T (Ford) competitor about one = RIV(I)AL loud pleasure = PUR outfit = SUIT
Elethiomel
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:08 am    Post subject: 123 TRIVIAL PURSUIT: Six wedges, open examination - a sound habit! (7,7) Definition: &lit. Wordplay: six = VI, examination = TRIAL, a sound = PUR, habit = SUIT Containment indicated by "wedges open": TRI (VI) AL PUR SUITLast edited by Elethiomel on Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:28 am; edited 1 time in total
Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:53 am    Post subject: 124 Anyone else planning to write a clue? This word was a bit tough._________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.
Amb
Amb the Hitched.

 Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:49 am    Post subject: 125 Sorry about that I like a challenge with Cryptic writing
Scurra
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:16 am    Post subject: 126 TRIVIAL PURSUIT: Big game outfit ends with virtual rip when torn (7,7) def: Big game (well, it was the biggest game on the planet at one point!) virtual rip (anag. indicator "torn") followed by (ends) suit (outfit)_________________ still Quiz Olympiad champion. Must get a life. New definitions: COFFEE - someone who is coughed upon
Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:26 pm    Post subject: 127 5 clues in...poll is up._________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.
Scurra
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:31 pm    Post subject: 128 I'm interested that two people have used the same word as part of their clue but I'm not sure it's actually valid ("purr" has two Rs on the end, not one.)_________________ still Quiz Olympiad champion. Must get a life. New definitions: COFFEE - someone who is coughed upon
novice
No harm. Pun intended!

 Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:34 pm    Post subject: 129 I think you can spell the infinitive with one r.
Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:36 pm    Post subject: 130 http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pur Seems to work, though I've always seen it with 2 Rs._________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.
Scurra
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:24 pm    Post subject: 131 It's interesting that dictionary.com has it listed, but thesaurus.com does not (but has no problems finding entries for the double R version.) And if I do a standard google search, only the longer version seems to turn up in any other major dictionaries. The only ones that seem to have the shorter version at all are all sites that use the 1913 Merriam-Webster as their source. That's not to say it's wrong, of course - after all, crosswords live and die by archaic words! But it does seem to be archaic..._________________ still Quiz Olympiad champion. Must get a life. New definitions: COFFEE - someone who is coughed upon
Elethiomel
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:05 pm    Post subject: 132 We've got Wikipedia on our side too! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pur
Scurra
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:44 pm    Post subject: 133 Which side is that? Wikipedia clearly supports the 2 Rs position. (Look more closely at that disambiguation page...)_________________ still Quiz Olympiad champion. Must get a life. New definitions: COFFEE - someone who is coughed upon
Elethiomel
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:53 pm    Post subject: 134 The way I read it, it says pur may refer to purr. So they are synonymous. And if Wikipedia says so, it must be true.
Scurra
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:12 am    Post subject: 135 So how come the main entry page for the word on wiki doesn't even mention the single R spelling (even under an alternative at the start, where it will normally list alternatives), and the disambiguation link on that main page isn't to the single R page (and doesn't mention it)? I think that undermines your case rather than strengthens it. (Now this is the sort of definitional argument I love, because there's nothing important about it but we can all get ridiculously exercised about it.)_________________ still Quiz Olympiad champion. Must get a life. New definitions: COFFEE - someone who is coughed upon
DejMar
(Possibly a robot)

 Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:18 am    Post subject: 136 The word pur is a word spelling-variant of purr. This word variant can be found in the Random House Unabridged Dictionary (1997), in the older Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), and the Century Dictionary Online. Belatedly, I offer my cryptic for TRIVIAL PURSUIT: A diversion in legal proceedings about four purloining keeps the first three before court. (7, 7) TRIVIAL PURSUIT // TR(IV)IAL + PUR[loining]+SUIT clue definition: a diversion (TRIVIAL PURSUIT) definition-wordplay link: in wordplay definition: legal proceedings = TRIAL wordplay containment indicator: about wordplay definition: four = IV wordplay letter deletion indicator: keeps the first three {target: PUR[loining]} wordplay positional indicator: before wordplay definition: court = SUIT
Scurra
Daedalian Member

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:27 am    Post subject: 137

 DejMar wrote: The word pur is a word spelling-variant of purr. This word variant can be found in the Random House Unabridged Dictionary (1997), in the older Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), and the Century Dictionary Online.
This is true, but the first of these is basically just a version of the last one, and the last two are both a hundred years old or more...

As I said, I have no particular issue with archaic or even variant spellings, but it would be nice to find them in "current" dictionaries (which certainly aren't averse to including archaic words) - I have looked in Collins, Chambers and the Concise Oxford and none of them seem to include "pur" even as a variant spelling.
_________________
still Quiz Olympiad champion. Must get a life.
New definitions: COFFEE - someone who is coughed upon
DejMar
(Possibly a robot)

 Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:48 pm    Post subject: 138 I would have pointed out that the the word may be archaic if not for appearing in the Random House Unabridged Dictionary. As it is indicated, it is a 1997 edition, only about 15 years old. Which I consider to be "current".
Elethiomel
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:58 am    Post subject: 139 *hiss* I'm ready for a new one.
Amb
Amb the Hitched.

 Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:17 pm    Post subject: 140 At 5 votes, I'd say the winner is pretty decided.
Amb
Amb the Hitched.

 Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:18 pm    Post subject: 141 In the meanwhile: If you are bored - code the word Tornado for fun. No votes or anything - as that would rob Suspense of the joy of picking the real next word.
novice
No harm. Pun intended!

 Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:39 pm    Post subject: 142 TORNADO: Tandoor destroyed in typhoon.
Zag
Tired of his old title

 Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:30 pm    Post subject: 143 Tornado: Whirlwind ripped a door in half.
Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:14 am    Post subject: 144 I'm fine with TORNADO._________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.
Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:16 am    Post subject: 145 TRIVIAL PURSUIT poll results: Board game facts to almost follow in short literature. 0% [ 0 ] Six getting into trouble following a board game. 71% [ 5 ] Quiz Top Model competitor about one loud pleasure outfit. 0% [ 0 ] Six wedges, open examination - a sound habit! 28% [ 2 ] Big game outfit ends with virtual rip when torn. 0% [ 0 ] New word is TORNADO_________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.
DejMar
(Possibly a robot)

 Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:21 am    Post subject: 146 TORNADO: Vacillating, bustling windstorm! (7) Vacillating stir of activity! (7) TORN + ADO = TORNADO wordplay definition: vacillating = torn wordplay definition: bustling stir of activity = ado clue definition: windstorm = tornado &lit definiton: vacillating stir of activity = tornado (See later posts for the reason I chose to rewrite this.)Last edited by DejMar on Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:31 am; edited 3 times in total
Zag
Tired of his old title

 Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:38 am    Post subject: 147 Well, since you picked on "left eye" for E, I'll call foul on "bustling" for "ado." They are different parts of speech. (Seriously, it's fine.)
Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:41 am    Post subject: 148 BUSTLING could be a noun, like ADO, no?_________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.
Zag
Tired of his old title

 Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:51 am    Post subject: 149 Much Bustling About Nothing? Hmmm. I was comparing it to "puzzling," where the noun would be puzzlement, but is there an equivalent "bustlement"?
DejMar
(Possibly a robot)

 Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:10 am    Post subject: 150 TORNADO: Wicked odorant has made one violently active. (7) (ODORANT)* = TORNADO wordplay anagram indicator: wicked {target: ODORANT} definition-wordplay link: has made clue definition: one violently active = TORNADO
DejMar
(Possibly a robot)

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:35 am    Post subject: 151

 Zag wrote: BUSTLING could be a noun, like ADO, no?

Actually, bustling is not a noun. The tie-in is that the two both may be considered synonymous as verbs. (Though, to my misfortune, this (ado) and its adjectival form as a verb are considered obsolete).

ado - verb (infinitive): to do; (used as an adjective) in doing; being done
"Only an eager bustling, that rather keeps ado than does anything." - Earle, Microcosm.
ado - noun: doing; action; business; bustle
bustling - adjective: busy and characterized by lots of activity, energy and noise
bustling - verb: present participle of bustle

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Amb
Amb the Hitched.

 Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:00 am    Post subject: 152 Tornado: Dots on a floor leaving fools playing Twister. dotsonafloor leaving fools = dotsonafloor Playing = Anagram indicator = tornado. Twister = Definition. And for the record, I am extremely proud of that clue.
DejMar
(Possibly a robot)

 Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:19 am    Post subject: 153 I do like the clue concept, Amb. But... ...the surface reading indicates that the dots are performing an action instead of the the subject of such, and the subtraction indicator is a bit awkward in identifying its target. How about phrasing it more like... Fools have left dots on a floor playing Twister. (7)
Amb
Amb the Hitched.

 Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:24 am    Post subject: 154 But you see your one sounds more like the dots are playing twister, than my one does?
DejMar
(Possibly a robot)

 Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:34 am    Post subject: 155 Touché. My point is that there is still a problem in the surface reading that needs to be worked out.
Thok
Oh, foe, the cursed teeth!

 Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:57 am    Post subject: 156 Tornado: Karate expert taken back by bull; spanish wind blows strongly. Karate Expert = Dan, bull Spanish= TORO, taken back by TOR+NAD+O. wind blows strongly = definition
Elethiomel
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:51 am    Post subject: 157 TORNADO: Ruptured a beehive, possibly in a whirlwind. (7)
Scurra
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:43 pm    Post subject: 158 TORNADO: Road not taken due to storm (7)_________________ still Quiz Olympiad champion. Must get a life. New definitions: COFFEE - someone who is coughed upon
Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:33 pm    Post subject: 159 TORNADO: Funnel encoded material into important list. funnel = TORNADO encoded material = RNA important list = TO DO RNA into TO DO = TO(RNA)DO_________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.
Suspence
Daedalian Member

 Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:47 pm    Post subject: 160 TORNADO poll is up_________________I hate people who try to write interesting things in their signature.
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