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    Opal commented  · 

    Katz 😅😅😅😂😂😂😂

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    I want this current Anonymous to reveal his or her self. So wrong about Manco.

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    LCW, That is a relief! So glad PF is working on it!

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    Opal commented  · 

    You all are correct. There is cheating going on but it is not from the majority of us who love the game and are thankful to have this diversion at this difficult time. We have discovered that there truly are evil hackers out there who want to take the joy out of the game and divide people. We didn't believe it but now we do. Manco is good; umadbro is bad.

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    Opal commented  · 

    Hope you are loving your glory "Lion." Manco is anything EXCEPT a cheat.

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    Opal commented  · 

    Are you people living in the same world as I? Wow, just wow.

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    No-One, you are no-one.

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    HUMBLE, You are correct that Kirsten's score did not reset last week, however, I think you would agree that "No-One" is not legitimately in 1st. He is a cheater; Once a cheater, always a cheater.The 1st place player thus far in the World This Week is really #3 Marc with 110,812 points. Go Marc!

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    Opal commented  · 

    MZD, Beautifully written. Should post it to FB and our chat. I am sure some of us will see ourselves and others...

    Loved the guy who asked Charlie where to find the "Wordscapes Lovers" site. lol

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    Opal commented  · 

    Susan, Your husband and you were in separate tournaments. There are many tournaments consisting of 100 players each going on at the same time. You wouldn't be in the same tournament unless you entered the tournament at the exact same time and even then it isn't guaranteed as there are so many players.

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    Opal commented  · 

    Jacqkats, I access both forums by selecting the Settings button, then Support, then Give Feedback. The first option is "Game chat. For people who love the game and want to talk..." The seventh option is this "Wordscapes Tournament Cheating" forum. I use a Kindle so am not certain all platforms work the same.

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    Opal commented  · 

    Jacqkats, Dragon and others. Our chat group is also non-political. We truly enjoy the game and have managed to sync during tournaments which makes it much more interesting!

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    Jacqkats, I thought that might be what you meant. It can be confusing with coins, tournament points and brilliance points. You are correct that it would be impossible to earn 500 coins per hour. Lol.

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    Opal commented  · 

    WSW, Jacqkats said it is ludicrous to believe that anyone can get 500 words per hour in a tournament. Perhaps s/he was referring to coins? Amy, Sapphire and Laura all responded. Curious as to why you think s/he would be part of our tribe. We all know several members achieve 500-1000 wph. I do, however, agree with Jacqkats response to jessicalynn. I guess that at times I may be one of the nutty ones. Lol.

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    Opal commented  · 

    First of all, Charlie IS NOT a moron!

    Secondly, syncing is definitely real. I managed to sync with Wordsmithwick and Amy last weekend. Lolo, why do you not think it is possible?

    700+ words per hour is very possible. I hear Paddling Nana and others are even faster.

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    Had to come here to see Charlie's posts. Amy and WSW, I can also relate to your perfectionist traits. Charlie, I "prolly" shouldn't admit it but I usually start out fast at about 700 wph but eventually average out to around 400. I have never reached 1,000 wph and doubt that I ever will but it is a goal! Wouldn't have to put so many hours in to win! I used to think there is cheating going on but after playing in many tournaments over the past 6 months, I think there are just a lot of great players. Love this game! Also, as some of you know, I reached my high score of 13,131 last weekend and I definitely did not cheat. Just too many hours of playing. I only came in second.

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    Charlie,
    I haven't seen Laura Christina's uTube, but agree with you that there are some really fast players out there. I just pray that I never meet her in a tourney. Lol. I usually can start out over 600 words per hour but fade quickly. I honestly don't believe there is cheating going on, as I did when I was a novice.

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    Wordsmithwick, I think I was the one that thought that some words work in one puzzle and not in another. Is it possible they have several puzzle creators and they allow certain words? Just a thought.

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    Opal commented  · 

    Hey, Charlie, I believe Tae. It's easy to get coins when you are mindlessly watching tv and "watch" videos. I have almost 105,000 accumulated.

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    You kids need to be nice!

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    Charlie, We tried to finish the last word in our puzzles at the same time but then he realized he still had a word left so we didn't get in the same tournament. May try again.

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    Opal commented  · 

    Charlie, yes, I won my tourney and my husband, Krash, won his.

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    Opal commented  · 

    Sandy, depending on your device, you just update the game where you would update other apps and games. I use a Kindle and found it in my Kindle settings. Once updated, the game now has unlimited levels. Then I noticed this week that it automatically updated. The game is much better but probably too late for this tournament. Hope this helps.

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    Opal commented  · 

    Paddling Nana, I noticed tonight that the definition is there for the last word. I wonder if that is an update or I have just missed it in the past? Quite possible. Thank you. Also, love your name and the concept behind it. I am also a Grandma. We don't paddle them, just spoil them. Ok, back to the tournament. Love the new features with the updates. Good luck and have fun!

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    Opal commented  · 

    Charlie, I really do have a life as a wife and mother but this game does grab you, as you say. I have an addictive personality, obviously competitive and love words. Laura Christina, Wow! A thousand words in an hour. My personal best is just over 600. I can imagine how my weekend would be ruined if I happen to get in a tourney with you. Lol. Od1, I do use the button to look the definitions up. It would be nice if the definition was there for the final word in the puzzle. Looking forward to this weekend's tournament in a couple of hours. Good luck to everyone!

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    Opal commented  · 

    When I first started playing, I thought there was cheating going on but after playing in many tournaments, I realize that the more you play, the faster you play. I reached my highest score of exactly 10,000 during this tourney (I quit playing in the last hour when I reached this goal). This was playing non-stop unless sleeping. I really need to get a life... Love this game. I actually take time to look up definitions of some of the screwy words.

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    Opal commented  · 

    Laura Christina, I still see only 5200 levels. Have you verified this?

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    Opal commented  · 

    Silverstar, Hi! I don't have any answers to your questions except the accidental Report button press. You will be prompted with a message to report. Chat is crazy these days, isnt it? Can't even say "it." Huh?

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    Opal commented  · 

    TippyToes, Please keep us all posted. It has become unbearable.

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    Tippytoes, Totally agree with you. That report button is annoying and there are many who abuse it. Thanks for the info!

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    Opal commented  · 

    Tippytoes, Or Canada, Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, the UK or Ireland? Just curious. I have heard that Zoom's servers are housed in China.

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    Opal commented  · 

    TippyToes, thanks for following through on this topic. Can you ask them if the servers are housed in China or America? The software they are using for chat is ridiculous but I would not want to give up the new dictionary which came out at the same time as the restrictive chat.

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    Opal commented  · 

    Have you looked at the team's BP? Our team has many strong players and we have scored over 400k in one tourney and usually over 300k. We are hoping that eventually teams will pull together and we will have better competition. We all love this game!

    Can you tell me the name of the team you are referring to? I am on PersonaNonGrata (AKA Dream Team by its teamies).

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    Rocky and Sapphire, Looking forward to playing your team when you are ready! It will be fun! 😍

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    Sapphire, We miss you and I am so happy you found a good team. We all love it here at PersonaNonGrata. It feels like home. 😍

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    Rocky, What Harm said. You will love Sapphire. 😘 Don't let your bad experience deprive you of a good team. You are an excellent player!

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    Mar, You should recruit Rocky. She is a really good player and contributes much during tourneys.

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    El, What Inks said. 💔

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    Anonymous, You are dreaming. Nice flow chart tho.

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    PersonaNonGrata has an amazing chat and team. A breath of fresh air.

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    Opal commented  · 

    Mugsy, 😂

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    Opal commented  · 

    I couldn't get my coins or crowns when my Kindle Fire died. People Fun said that they cannot retrieve the game id from Kindles. I synced through FB prior to losing all charge in my old device so managed to keep level and BP.

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    Opal commented  · 

    Hi Mugsy. Miss you and your humor! 😘

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    Opal commented  · 

    Thanks, La. Waiting on my new Fire but just printed copies for both Krash and myself. I will have plenty of time to study until it arrives. Perfect timing. Going through withdrawals. lmfmo

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    Opal commented  · 

    Yes, as Dragon said, Kudos to PaddlingNana!

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    LCW, A lot of your old friends are there. We would love to have you.

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    Opal commented  · 

    Sounds so wonderful right about now. Please reserve a table for two! 😘

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    PersonaNonGrata, Are Krash and I welcome?

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    WSW, STOP IT!

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    Dragon and Harm, Thanks. Would love to keep in touch with y'all. I don't have to worry about the crown points until June 1st so maybe we can try a sync sometime. You know me, ppppersistent!

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    Dragon, Harm and Benswood, I am sure we will have some real competition with your team and look forward to "syncing" our teams. Will miss you all. Keep safe all. Tears for Nova Scotia. 😢

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    Manco, all of you will be missed. It will be fun when we compete! What Katz said.

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    Harm, You will be missed! Great analyzing this week.

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    Anonymous, You sound like a great divider! Good job if that is your intent.

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    Zan, I also can't wait for you to join our amazing team!

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    We all love you, our Wordsmith.

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    What PN said.

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    Reprehensible? Please explain, Doofus. She has done EVERYTHING possible to bring everyone together. She did not deserve that, Doofus. Sorry you left but it will be fun to compete against you all. We will miss you!

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    Welcome CMAMA!

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    Rift, so sorry to hear about your family. Loving thoughts and prayers. So happy you will join our awesome team. Another Michigander!

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    Also, I am soooo happy to be playing with you all again!

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    What Harm, katz and Dragon said!

    We should not be competing with teams with 12 players. I am sure PF wil figure it out. BUT, NO, don't divide the team! Anyone that chooses to leave is welcome. But don't go there.

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    Armi, Did you scroll down and read WSW post? Welcome!

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    Doofus, Please give Jeff my heartfelt condolences. So very sad for him. I think that Jason/Rift is from MI and our Governor has closed all golf courses. I don't know how to reach him. I assumed he was in the other group. Perhaps he is in one of our teams "cloaked?"

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    LCW, Hopes and prayers for your loved ones in Greenwich Village.

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    LCW, We aren't sure why we accumulate points for Help, both individually and as a Team. We are so very happy to have you, #1.

    Katz, great explanation.

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    Mugsy, I am so very sorry for your loss. Extremely sad. Safe safe.

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    Charlie, She is on the Juggernaut team with us!

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    Yes, MZD and all true Wordscapes lovers.

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    ScoMo, Everyone loves our Shell.

    Amy, Rift, Harm, Jeff come join also.

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    Charlie, Try joining Juggernaut. My hubby was booted out of Troll Free Zone also. We had already left. Come join us. We will have a great team!

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    INKS, I agree.

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    WSW, It sounds good to me! Let's go, Team.

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    WSW and SHELL, I don't believe that was me in the world rankings. My clock ran out at 1:00 am EST this morning so my numbers had reset. Besides, I stopped playing early last evening. I didn't care for how the kids were playing on the playground.

    Sorry, Charlie, looks like you won't get your next crown. Thanks for trying for an epic sync.

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    Tony, So nice to hear from you. Enjoy making memories with your Grand!

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    Charlie, I believe so. Good luck! Hope you get your next crown.

    I don't see other crowns either for whoever asked.

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    WSW, Oh no. So sorry about your mom.
    CHARLIE, Which one are you? Not Persistant?
    DOCRONNIE, What is your name in the game?

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    Manco, No worries. We sister-in-law types know what we are. 😇

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    Katz, Thanks for the new word - FOMO. Aw, sorry you and docronnie don't have the rankings yet! They aren't accurate because there are several reset times for the weekly numbers. No update occurred prior to my rankings' icon's appearance. I am still at Build 1006 on my Kindle. Do you have the crowns?

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    Katz, I am with you on getting up early and it will be 10:00 am est.

    Laura Christina is playing and is 5th in the world this week. I tried saying hi last week but didn't get a response.

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    DOOFUS, Yes and I thank you for inviting me. Nobody wants to sync with Opppppal, not because she is fast but because she is anal (ie Persistent). This is the perfect time to go for the SYNCRECORD because Spring is right around the corner and I think we all start over with our crowns.

    I don't need any more jewels as my 3 rubies are gorgeous; besides I really would like to sync with you all. I can be a team player, really. I don't have to always win. It will be 10:05 am on Saturday morning EST and I will be going to my grandson's basketball game shortly thereafter.

    I am gonna try to pull a DRAGON RIFT!

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    Opal commented  · 

    Hi PN, good to see you. WSW asked me to clarify posts between our newest syncer, Jason and myself, apparently a fellow Michigander. Regarding the "trolls under the bridge" comment, Michigan is comprised of two peninsulas bordered by the Great Lakes. The lower peninsula is connected to the upper peninsula (UP) by the great Mackinac Bridge. In Michigan, people in the UP are referred to as "Yoopers" (u-pers) and they call those of us in the lower peninsula "trolls from under the bridge." All in fun

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    JASON, Lol 😂 I am also a troll under the bridge but love the UP.

    SHELL, The true Crown competition starts with the tourney on March 6 or so I assume.

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    Opal commented  · 

    Welcome back, Charlie! I am sure you are appreciating the warmer weather. You missed some crazy times around here. My weekly brilliance points reset at 1:00 am Sunday. Late last night, I noticed that I was in 1st In Michigan as apparently the next group reset. I currently sit at 7th but 1st has already somehow acquired 38,183 so I'm not participating this week.

    Cheryl, March 1st is Sunday and I agree with Shell that our next tournament will count during the winter session. I also earned my 3 ruby crown. It's so pretty.

    WSW, Don't count on any rewards for crown points. Perhaps they will give us a pic of our final crown, if anything. lol

    Congrats to CHAT5, that sure looked like fun!

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    Welcome, Jason! I assume that you are another Michigander if you can see the Michigan boards. Yes, somehow I am 16th All Time in Michigan (it has been a long winter). Very cool that you managed to sync with Shell, Dragon, Doofus and Harm.

    Harm (was it you who asked about the reset?), apparently my game resets at 1:00 am on Saturday and others reset at different times. I wish they would FIX this issue. This makes the This Week rankings useless but it is still fun to watch. Also, agree that Kirsten is not a real person and so glad the "CHEATER" is gone.

    Have fun all!

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    Kirsten did not reset when i did late Saturday/early Sunday EST. She was in 1st with almost 200k while I was in 5th with 134,874. When my "clock ran out" and my husband pointed out to me that I went to 4.5m place, she was still in 1st with the same points. Very odd. Too bad we can't all be on the same clock/reset.

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    One last thing...

    DRAGON, Love the new name spelling. oPPPPPPPal! Have fun snowshoeing.

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    ZAN, Congrats on your ruby and also on the rescue of those newborn puppies! How awesome.

    KATZ, so sweet about the fawn. I very rarely see other crowns except my own. i wonder what that means. Lol. Also, the squirrel thing was spot on.

    DOOFUS, Thanks to you and everyone else for the congrats but I wanted to see how it all worked and had some time on my hands so I figured it out. As it stands now, the Brilliance Ratings are useless. Hopefully someday they will get it right. Congrats on your win and yet another crown.

    HARM, It sounds like you are in a nice, easy tourney especially without the speedsters DRAGON and CHERYL. Glad you are getting crowns and thanks for the update on the reduction of coins.

    Aw, MANCO, you gave it a good go. Impressive score for lousy payout. Not to rub it in but my crown looks beautiful with two rubies. PF need to start rewarding high scorers somehow.

    CHERYL, thanks and feel better. I have been there recently...

    POOGIET, Welcome! Any friend of Charlie's is our friend.

    JEFF and SAPPHIRE, Congrats on the sync! Great scores.

    MUGSY (I just love typing that), Congratulations on your new jewel. I love rubies.

    WSW, Thanks.

    Yes, I did this on purpose. Hope it is legible because it is too long to proof. If I forgot anyone, I apologize. And to all a good night.

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    DOOFUS and HARM, That explains it. Thank you. They obviously have different clocks for the Brilliance rankings depending on possibly device/platform? I don't think it is time zone dependent. I am in EST and think that "My clock ran out" at 1:00 am today which is midnight CST. I wish they were better at making this game non-platform dependent.

    It was fun but I wouldn't do it again. Too time consuming and I usually don't play during the week.

    DOOFUS, Thanks and I am glad that my loss was your gain. ☺

    HARM, The days are part of the countdown in the Brilliance Points rankings for This Week. You will see the days when you are reset later.

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    MANCO, Keep us updated as to your tourney with Chris.

    HARM, Did you mean that your weekly score didn't reset to zero? What does your countdown clock say now? Mine is 6 days 11 hours...

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    DOOFUS, I looked it up and you are correct. Also an acronym for Wide Area Network. Lol

    WSW, I won't bother contacting PF because they rarely follow through after their automatic response. Besides, they have to know it is really broken. Anyway, I just saw that I am 20 in MI for all time (which doesn't mean much since everyone started the game at different times.) Looks like this is a useless feature as is and I just wish they could give the same amount of coins for the winners (ie 1000 vs 2000 for 1st.) Ok, that is all. I can't wait to get my new crown with 2 beautiful rubies. 😍

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    MANCO, Incredible! Love the OUTMANCO'D!

    They definitely have some work to do on the rankings. i went from #1 in MI to 102k and #5 in World to 4.6m. Now, how is that possible if all players were reset? i think it was WSW or PN who said that she wished that PF would get the functionality working in the new features (crowns, rankings, etc.) before introducing additional features.

    MANCO, You aren't missing anything. HARM, That is how my husband noticed. I think some of the scores may be bots. I hate to say it... Good luck with your tourneys.

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    Also, not everybody's scores were reset to zero. In fact, my nemesis CurtisJackson kept his score of 126,709 while my score of 134,874 was reset to zero. Hmmmm.... He is number one in MI now. Lol.

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    Opal commented  · 

    Well, I can finally stop playing! My hubby told me that the World This Week reset a few minutes ago. 12:00 am CST. I ended up #1 in MI and #5 in The World. Not as gratifying as it should be. Won't be doing that again. My tourney is wrapped up though. Good night all. Zzzzzzz

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    You sure do! Oops, just noticed that I am still hitting the 8 ball!

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    Ahhh, thanks for the joke flag, SHELL. Aussies can help out this gullible girl as much as the Brits. Good one, DRAGON although I am down to number 9 thanks to CurtisJackson from Michigan. He is even more PPPPPPersistent than I and has once again taken the lead in MI. Good day to all.

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    DRAGON, I don't understand the 8 ball thing. Please enlighten me or put up a joke flag as my British friends used to do.

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    Darn, just noticed that I can no longer Edit my posts. Sorry for the typos.

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    There is one thing that I would like to say. This place has truly been a safe haven for many of us during the tumultuous times in all of our countries. This game brought us together via Paddling Nana. It has been nice meeting all of you and we have had a lot of fun "syncing" regardless of our political or religious views.

    It has been fun. Best wishes to all. Now, back to my to urney amd World This Week challenges.

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    RUFFIAN and DOOFUS, I think I did the same. They must run scripts or something to update our app instead of an update 👍

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    UNCANNY, You sound British. ☺

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    RUFFIAN, You got it! I agree, it is distracting especially if you keep looking to see that it added the correct points. Lol

    UNCANNY, I believe that Sapphire is Canadian.

    WSW, You are awesome.

    SHELL, Hi! Great to hear from you.

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    CHERYL, Hahaha. That is so bizzare! I wonder where they get our location. Is it the same on both of your devices? Just curious.

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    Dragon, Thank God our new furnace is now working. Single digits this morning. Enjoy your California weather and remember your frozen peeps.

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    Opal commented  · 

    Changed my name to OpalGoMichigan. He is in 9th and I am in 10th momentarily. Perhaps we can tag team until the end of the week.

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    DOOFUS, No goal here other than playing against CurtisJackson in the Michigan This Week and he finally took first. He deserves it. I also think that the developers still have test data out there for The World, at least. This Weeks numbers seem real so Dragon and WSW's idea about competing with Briilliance points seems doable. Maybe even more interesting than syncing in the tourneys...

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    Opal commented  · 

    Does any one else think "she-shed" when the word "shed" is in the puzzle? i think I am getting giddy.

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    DOOFUS, Yes, that is me. Obviously still warming up from the furnace outage. Lol. MUGSY, I just saw you at 58. What is with that dangerous animal? I am currently at 15 but that will change as more people play closer to this weekend. WSW, Dragon had that idea and it sounds interesting. Especially if you are burnt out from the tourney. The repeating puzzles make the game mundane at times especially as the new ones have become repetitious.

    I WILL NOT do this again. I rarely play during the week but it is cold, snowy and grey. At least I am using my mind, right?

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    Opal commented  · 

    No Safari here. I am having a hard enough time with the darned brilliance point incentive as it makes this game even more addictive. Welcome, HARM and thanks DOOFUS. KATZ, hope all is well. Finally, Yay SILVERSTAR, no longer Anonymous. WSW, I need a meeting...

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    Opal commented  · 

    Or they just need to clean up their database and get rid of their test data. I think my This Week in Michigan seems accurate, especially since for a minute I am in 1st. Lol

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    Dragon, Thanks! The heat is finally on. Regarding Kristen in the World This Week, I think that must be one of their "constants" which they are using to develop the game (if they even call them that anymore). They should remove those prior to release, don't you think?

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    Opal commented  · 

    Manco, Did you reboot and/or exit the game? I did not get an update but exited the game and reentered fhe game when others were seeing it on Friday. It is on the right lower portion of the screen but hides itsef. I saw it out of the corner of my eye and clicked it. Hope this helps.

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    Opal commented  · 

    DRAGON, I normally don't play during the week at all but now I have a new incentive. Just testing the software and weekly scores seem good. I have a good excuse for playing today. Our furnace died last night so a new furnace and air conditioner were installed today. It was quite chilly so I stayed under a blanket watching the telly and playing our favorite game. Not happy about it but so glad it happened before our temps dip into single digits. Enjoy sunny CA!

    BTW, It was quite an achievement for you to end up in the World top 200 at the end of the tourney. Wow!

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    MANCO, Someone told me in the FB group that you had changed your name to a high amount but it just made me even more pppppppersistent. No problem. It was still fun and I'm glad you were having beers and dinner.

    WSW, Yes, intervention needed.

    DRAGON, I am number 20 in World This Week. No one plays during the week!

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    Opal commented  · 

    Manco, No worries! I was just kidding but I saw Dragon chatting here so thought he was just teasing. Little did I know how obscenely fast he can be! All in fun but in a virtual sync you can't see your competitors' progress so "It's a matter of trust." Lol.

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    DRAGON, Compare our scores from the recent tournament. I wasnt feeling "illy" and still didn't get anywhere close to you. I assume that you are up there with Laura C. and PN as far as speed goes.

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    DRAGON, I am just testing the software. My favorite part of software development was FINDING THE BUGS! Actually, there were very few in mine because I tested the he** out of it prior to release.However, it looks like they still have some creases ro iron out.

    I normally don't play much during the week but managed to work my way up to #1 in MI. Already lost that status. Do you use DRAGON as your "name?"

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    DRAGON, Your idea sounds like fun. Again, congrats on your amazing score. I noticed the FU* person as he/she is several spots ahead of me in World This Week. Looked for you and others but did not recognize anyone other a Mugsy at 148 while i was at 190. Is that you MUGSY?

    DOOFUS, How very irritating to have your game ruined like that. I feel for you.

    Everyone have a great week!

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    Opal commented  · 

    DRAGON! You have earned the highest score that I have seen. CONGRATS! It was fun having the virtual sync. Wow, just wow.

    PN, Great score and I am glad you finally got the update. I don't see crowns other than my own. i am sure they are still tweaking it. STEPH, The crowns are still a mystery.

    CHAT5, Great job. Congrats to Cheryl who most likely has the first ruby crown. YAY! Missed you, MANCO.

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    Opal commented  · 

    My repeating puzzle this week contained MARVEL. Lots of repeats when you play this much.

    DRAGON, I am quite sure that you won our race. Since 10 pm est last night, I only earned 6,913 points.

    Between my WS and IB tournaments, I have a combined total of 13,516 being comprised of 10038 in WS and 3478 in the IB tourney which I ditched when you asked to compete. I played a lot today but used very few of my hoarded coins. How did you do? I bet you broke 20k. I hope you are feeling better.

    MZD, Congrats on your awesome scores. CHAT5, Did Cheryl end up the leader?

    I now how 3 emeralds in my crown. Yippee!

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    Opal commented  · 

    PN, I totally agree.

    SS (SilverStar), That is odd. I just turned Airplane Mode on and it allowed me to play and added to my Brilliance points but not my tourney points. Still have the tourney icon crossed out and when pressed, I get the error message "You need to be online to take part in the tournament." This is on my Kindle which needs wifi. I suppose if I played on my phone without wifi, it would still work because it can use data. At least you got to play. Stay safe in the storm and feel better.

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    Opal commented  · 

    DRAGON, KATZ, PN and any others in our unsynced challenge. I did not play much at all last night as I got sidetracked talking to a dear friend. So with just under 10 hours left in the tourney, I have only scored 2000 additional points since our 10 pm est start time last night. How is everyone else doing?

    CHAT5 - Great scores! Great teamwork.

    Now, lets all get back to chatting about the game that brought us all together.

    PN and WSW, I agree about the Brilliance points. I also started the game over a few times. I did see Laura Christina pretty high in the World rankings yesterday so some of the scores are real. The developers probably do have some dummy data in there to test the app.

    Gotta run. I am in a race. 😘

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    Opal commented  · 

    KATZ, DRAGON and PN (aptly named LAND SHARK by WSW), I accidentally pulled a MANCO tonight. Looks like you are in the lead, DRAGON. Tomorrow, tomorrow, there's always tomorrow...

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    Opal commented  · 

    YAY, PN, we finally synced without syncing. I haven't been working that hard yet so I am no where near DRAGON. Impressive score, DRAGON. Can't wait to see the results. My dream team: KATZ, DRAGON and the LANDSHARK!

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    Opal commented  · 

    WSW, Jeff is probably too busy developing the game with our input. I have always suspected that he may work for PeopleFun. Good name. It has been fun thus far, eh, people?

    PS Maybe this will get a rise out of Jeff.

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    Opal commented  · 

    DRAGON, Are you pulling a MANCO virtual sync with me? I am just too gullible. I took a screenshot at 10:00 pm est. KATZ, join us. I did not do my best in my first hour. We have many hours before the end of the tournament.

    DRAGON, As long as you have your privacy settings "set" correctly, nobody can see your "stuff." The people in the group are not your " friends" unless you add them as such. You know this stuff being a software developer type. What is your current score? Inquiring minds want to know. Right, WSW and INKS? LOL.

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    Opal commented  · 

    DRAGON and KATZ, OK, 10 PM EST.

    KATZ, MANCO is using his wife's FB. We now know what he looks like. Very cool to put faces with names.

    Good luck to all. Gotta run! Game time!

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    Opal commented  · 

    KATZ, Correct. I can't remember in which time zone you reside. I thought it was PST.

    Thanks, MANCO. Join us?

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    Opal commented  · 

    KATZ, Dragon is in PST and I am EST so it's 11 pm EST. I can start earlier if we all can.

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    DRAGON, Ok, you are on. You do realize that it's 11:00 pm my time and I have had some wine! Tomorrow is another day though. Wheee... KATZ, Are you in? Any others? PADDLING NANA? Will take a screenshot which I can post on FB (HINT, HINT).

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    Opal commented  · 

    Hi everyone! So good to hear from you all ((( I LOVE YOU BREAUPALS ))).
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    MANCO AND KATZ, My app didn't require an update to see the Brilliance ratings. I just closed the app and re-opened it. The icon on the right lower corner was hidden but I saw it out of the corner of my eye and clicked it. Try that. It may work.

    DRAGON AND KATZ, Let:s go! Hope you feel better, Dragon. I am jumping back in my tourney. Will check back to see when you want to start..

    MANCO, We have missed you, too, Breau!

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    Opal commented  · 

    I'm with you, PN.

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    WSW, Thanks for the heads up about Dragon. Also, your post was very well stated but I know you will be missed by those not on FB. It really is nice to have the messenger app to communicate. I'm enjoying chatting with you and INKS.

    Dragon, I am in a tournament in WS, as well as In Bloom. I will be happy to sync unsynced with you. I won't be around for several hours because I'm taking dinner to my parents. After that, you're on! Thanks for thinking of me.

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    Opal commented  · 

    Yay Chat5! This should be an interesting tourney! Keep us posted. 👍

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    Congrats to the newest Chat4. I think I am alone.

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    Opal commented  · 

    I don't think the numbers are real, other than our own. PN posted her World rankings and they were no where close to the ones on my screen. I am sure they are still "debugging," but it's kind of fun to see the game evolve.

    Currently I am in an In Bloom tourney to pass the time and keep me at bay if I actually sync with one of you. It helps me not be so PERSISTENT. I must say that these games have really enhanced my vocabulary but for some reason, other than BEAU, I tend to get stumped on Blah and Bah, also Ooh and Shoo.

    I am wishing all good luck on their tourneys and much synccess. Did I spell that right, Charlie?

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    Opal commented  · 

    WSW, Exactly. To me the rankings mean nothing unless you want to gauge how many brilliance points you get in a week.

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    Steph, It looks like the rankings are based solely on Brilliance Points.

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    Opal commented  · 

    Steph, Try closing out the game and reopening. Worked for me. I am still at Build 1006.

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    Opal commented  · 

    I will try for Friday night. Going to take dinner to my parents so will have most likely have had some wine. I'm not in it for the win this time; just the camaraderie. Good luck to all with being synccessful.

    WSW, Keep on ticking! 😘

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    Opal commented  · 

    WSW, YAY! 😇

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    Opal commented  · 

    Hey Katz and Dragon. Love the Happy Dance, Katz.

    Welcome home, PN. So glad you finally have the crowns!

    Doofus, the game used to allow us to play in a tournament while in airplane mode (no wi-fi) but the developers changed it because people were screaming "CHEATER" when a player re-entered the game with large scores.

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    Opal commented  · 

    PN, I see you've picked up a southern accent already. I used to have a New Orleans accent and was made fun of it when we moved to Michigan for junior high. Lost it quickly. Still like y'all better than you guys.

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    PN, I guess you had a taste of southern hospitality. Nothing like it! Think it's time we give it a go this weekend? I would like to see you in action and I don't really care about the crowns. Would you like to try for Friday? I'm in EST so wouldn't want to start too late. Saturday would work too. CHERYL and WSW plan to try on Saturday. Safe travels tomorrow. Good idea about airplane mode to set up the tournament. You have been missed. WSW has done an amazing job filling in.

    MZD, I reckon you know exactly what southern hospitality is all about.

    SAPPHIRE, Good book? Recommendations?

    WSW, Great observation on the crowns. I know you are tired of syncing with me...

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    Opal commented  · 

    Hi MZD, Sorry about the migraine. Definitely not conducive to playing Wordscapes. Congrats on the crown. Sounds like we have the same crown. Doesn't mean much when we can't see each other's even in tourneys. Poor PN, they still haven't updated her app to include crowns. Great scores, by the way.

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    KATZ, Aw, so glad that opportunity presented itself to you. I bet you made that young mom's day and your own even more.

    DOOFUS, Charlie lives in FL and is only visiting the north.

    MANCO, Love the BREAUS word. Beau stubs me almost as much a opal. 😘

    WSW, Love Pray It Forward. Thinking of and praying for you.

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    Opal commented  · 

    Can't wait to try porno. Actually, I can't wait to look up the definition. Fun Super Bowl party. I just love the parties; doesn't matter who wins. I loved the commercials (which I usually fast forward through.) Good times with good friends.

    TONYG and WSW, You both started the Pay it Forward and I gave it the name. Hope we can keep it going.

    Good luck to all of the Royals. May we all be crowned tonight. Lol. And may some of us win those squares!

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    KATZ, Great idea! I don't know if anyone else is having this problem but sometimes when I enter this forum, old messages appear even thought it is on page 1. I go to page 2, then back to page 1 and the latest posts appear. Perhaps this is why we miss posts at times?

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    Opal commented  · 

    Just saying, perhaps GoTribe is a Chiefs' fan?

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    ZAN, Welcome! How exciting that you were able to sync first time. I have synced with Cheryl before and she will keep you on your toes. Did you put CHAT by your name so they know that you are one of us? I hear Ruffian is a fierce competitor, too.

    TONYG, I meant to comment on your Pay It Forward events. It really is contagious and spreads such joy. A few years ago, I was crossing the Mackinac Bridge, heading home from a blues festival held in Marquette in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The car ahead of my car paid my toll. It was a small gesture but it really touched me. The next time I went through McDonald's drive thru with my son, I paid for the person's meal behind me. It really does give you a warm, fuzzy feeling. I need to do that more often. I'm at 4862 with a 2800 point lead. I know it's probably not fun for the other players but I can't play tomorrow afternoon or evening so trying to get a good lead. No where near as fun as last weekend. Tried "chatting" last night to no avail.

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    Doofus, I have never seen that other than when someone went in after the tourney started to set up their puzzle to wait for the last word to be entered. I am sure you know that it is the first word that you enter that enters you into the tournament.

    TonyG, So happy you came to that conclusion. I didn't try to sync and am in a tourney alone. I miss you and EC, who has been uncharacteristically quiet this week. Hope all is well with her.

    WSW and PN, Thanks for starting this group (PN) and to both of you for keeping it going.

    Only one Syncess with Cheryl and Ruffian. Please keep us posted, girls. Good luck to all in acquiring crowns.

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    Opal commented  · 

    Since when is "celeb" a word? I've seen it a few times and it always stumps me.

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    Yay, Cheryl and Ruffian! You go, girls.

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    Manco, Managed to wait until a half hour after the tourney started and I was in 1st and have kept that spot for the first two hours. That is a first for me. I have double the points of second but I "have a life" this weekend between going to my Grandson's basketball game and a Super Bowl Party. Hoping to earn my second jewel in my crown as Cheryl has. I just wish I could see the other players' crowns.

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    LAURA, Sounds like you need a (((((( group hug )))))). Good luck tonight in syncing. You deserve it. Thoughts and prayers for your mother, husband and especially you.

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    TONYG, I won't be syncing this weekend. You and EC wore me out last weekend. I have a life this weekend. Have fun everyone!

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    TONYG ((((((I LOVE YOU MAN))))))

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    PN, Beautifully stated. You are an amazing person.

    TONYG, Please don't leave. I will personally miss you dearly. I enjoy your positive outlook and the love I know you have in your heart. Please don't let this one small incident take you away from something I know you truly appreciate.

    Doofus, Doesn't your phone have an alarm? Can't you just set it for the sync time since it is accurare?

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    Opal commented  · 

    WSW, I hope you have your instructions somewhere that you can copy and paste for DOOFUS. The tournaments end on Sunday at 10:00 pm EST/9:00 CST/7:00 PST. Sorry to our British and Aussie friends but not certain of your time zones.

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    SALLYHO, You are quite welcome. I think I was probably playing for a while before I realized about the videos. I would stay away from the surveys.

    DOOFUS, I agree. I know I will be at a Super Bowl party so won't be able to play a lot this weekend. Definitely not syncing. I agree with SHELL and SAFFIRE that it's probably best to start later rather than earlier. I wish we could opt out of the tourneys and still play as it used to be.

    WSW, Thinking of you and know that you will find the perfect house. Plenty of time.

    TONYG, Where are you? Very quiet.

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    Opal commented  · 

    Manco, the Panhandle is the most beautiful part of FL. The beaches and sunsets are absolutely beautiful. Not quite as touristy as the rest of FL but I will never regret taking my kids there when they were little. Many wonderful memories...

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    Sapphire, Oh, is that it? I suppose that Charlie was thinking of you all as part of North America and he just misspoke. Yes, we love our Canadian friends. One of the most fun times that I had many years ago was going by bus on a ski trip with both Americans and Canucks (ok to call you that?). Of course, we were imbibing but it was fun to sing Oh, Canada and God Bless America together. Memorable times. I live about 20 minutes from the bridge to Canada (Windsor).

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    SALLYHO, Welcome to our little group. Others in this group think that I am crazy for doing this, but instead of buying coins, you can watch a short video to earn 25 coins. On weekday nights, if I am sitting and watching tv, I play videos for hours and can earn hundreds if not thousands of coins. I don't actually watch the videos just multi-task by keeping my eye on the screen to close the video and play another. Sometimes videos aren't available so I close out and reopen which usually works. To view the videos, simply click on your shopping cart and either click on it again or the left arrow at the top left. A pop-up will display with video at the top. Hope this helps. Oh, I just saw that TonyG does the same thing.

    Shell, I agree with you. Play nice boys. 😘

    Doofus, Again, Welcome and thanks for your analysis of our little group. You are correct that we know nothing of each other's political views because we don't want this group to be torn apart like some of our real lives have been with family and friends. It's the one place we can come to get away from it. One thing this group has taught me is that politics doesn't make the person and we can love one another if we don't allow it to destroy ourselves and relationships.

    'Nuff said.

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    TONYG and CHARLIE, I was very slow at first. Practice and repetition help. They say that practice makes perfect. I also do use hints at times as I have so many coins accumulated. Sometimes I don't allow myself to use hints (like SHELL). They definitely increase your speed when stuck. I do think this game is beneficial to the mind and soul (thanks to people in this group.)

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    Aw, I have never been in a CHAT group with such loving spirits who also have wonderful ways with words. I am so happy that I stumbled upon this game and you people last spring. It is funny that I was one of the complainers in the cheating group and I truly believed there was cheating going on because I was so very slow. If it weren't for that forum we would have never met.

    WSW, So happy that your son and you are feeling better. I believe there is power in prayer.

    Nashville reunion sounds wonderful.

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    I think we need a CHAT reunion in Nashville. Sometime. Would be the 1st Annual. 😍

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    WSW, Nashville is a wonderful area. I know several people who have moved there and absolutely love it. It is a real bonus that you will be close to your kids and grandkids. You are in California, correct? I will pray that you get the house you're meant to be in. Grandma's house!I

    MZD, praying for you and your family also. Right now.

    TONYG, I would like that, too.

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    CHERYL, Congrats on your Two-Emerald Gold Crown and your great scores.

    MANCO and SHELL, Too funny that you two synced. Did you or did you not? I'm so confused...

    CHARLIE and INKS, Congratulations on your first place wins!

    WSW and SAPPHIRE, I also took a screenshot and I did not see other crowns. I'm sure EC and TONY have them so PF haven't quite tweaked the app.

    UMADBRO, Welcome! Are you a software person? "Hello World" was the first computer program for some languages. Brought back memories. Hope you like it here. Most of us once frequented the CC forum. We like it here better.

    AMY, MZD and everyone else, thanks for your congrats. Hope you're all doing well and had fun playing in your tourneys.

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    You all have been busy and I think I caught up. I even pulled my laptop out to see if I could access this CHAT from it and of course I can. Using my Kindle for writing is very time consuming and I type much faster on a real keyboard. First of all I want to let WSW know I'm thinking of you and your son, also praying. You're not alone and we are all here for our "Mom" (even though you are only a couple of years older than I). I know you are probably anxious also about the upcoming procedures and surgeries. Try not to let those thoughts consume and worry you because it absolutely does no good! Take it from a major worrier... Hang in there. This too will pass.

    TONY and EC, I don't know where to begin but that tournament was epic! I am very happy that we were able to sync and that you, Tony, had your highest score yet. That is so very awesome. You two were sweet but fierce competitors. When I woke up at 5:30 am with no fever, I decided to check to see how far I was behind and then couldn't stop myself from trying to catch up. I am never up that early but had fallen out early on Saturday. Once I got going and TONYG joined me, I just kept going until EC came back. All in all, it was fun bantering back and forth. Anyway, I earned my Crown with the Emerald (yes, CHERYL, only 1 since my crowns weren't active the first couple of weeks). Thanks so much CHAT3. I feel that when we sync with others, we get to know each other a little better and get closer. I think that is why this group has bonded as it has. Ok, here is my first try at a group hug ((((((((((((( I LOVE YOU MAN )))))))))))).

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    Very sad to hear about Kobe Bryant and the others. Heartbreaking.

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    TONYG and EC, I am taking a short break to give you guys some time to catch up. Looks like EC and I are watching Hallmark. How about you, Tony?

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    TONYG, Sorry. I just had to go for it...

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    TONYG, Remember that EC is in PST. I am certain she will wake up and pass us by quickly. I feel a little better today which is why I was up early.

    MANCO or was it DRAGON, Of course I have lost a game before. I don't remember having done so while syncing.

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    TonyG, You are just so very sweet. 😘

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    TONYG, Where are you. Small burst of energy.

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    TONYG, I. agree with EC. Don't feel bad about leading. That's the purpose of the game. Lord knows that I have won more than my fair shares of tourneys. Go for it!

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    Opal commented  · 

    WSW, Chat3 current standings as follows:

    EC 8959
    OPAL 8089
    TONY. 8087

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    TonyG, Stop it. You finally synced and have every right to go for the win!

    TONYG and EC, I finally caught up to Tony and will probably stop now for awhile. Woke up with a fever and upset stomach. Just had the sinus and ear infections last week. So, I think we have secured the top three places. Go for it! I will be checking in to make sure #4 isn't moving closer.

    Good luck to all syncers.

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    So great that CHARLIE synced with WSW and DRAGON. I know that they will be kind to CHARLIE on his 1st sync.

    As for CHAT3, TONYG and EC must not have slept last night. When I woke up, they were both a couple of grand ahead of me and still playing! Persistent Plowers. No mercy! At least I had my beauty sleep and am slowly gaining ground. That is one thing I refuse to give up for the tourneys, my sleep. Have fun everyone!

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    TonyG, I had the same feeling. This is also my first time syncing with Emerald City. I can't believe that she kept herself hidden for as long as she did. Fun! So happy that we synced.

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    I do Hope that CHARLIE syncs with you. That would be interesting to watch. Or hear about.

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    WSW, I think we need a meeting. One Sync is NOT enough. Hmmmmmm...

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    TONYG and EC, If you get 2K coins for 1st, go for 1st. I only get 1K and I have my gold crown which you can't see... I can't see yours either.

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    Good luck tomorrow to all syncers for much syncess and syncitement!

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    Our Anonymous is Emerald City. As soon as TONYG said he was going to sleep, she uncloaked herself and started playing like a mad woman! Sorry, TONYG, we are now a bit ahead of you but I am giving it up for the night. I can't believe she kept her true identity to herself as long as she did. Good job!
    TONYG, The Brit will most likely be back in the early morn while we are snoozing. See you tomorrow.

    HAahaha, Manco! You should be scared. 😂

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    CHERYL, I see that. Thanks. Good luck tomorrow! Glad INKS and TONYG finally were able to sync!

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    Oops, I meant TonyG. I get those two sweet guys mixed up. I have to try to play nice this weekend.MANCO, huh?

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    Cheryl, I thought you synced with WSW? Charlie hasn't come up for air to even change his name. Wonder who is cloaked? Shell? Manco? Dragon? INKS? Inquiring minds want to know!

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    The chat person rooting for Tony and me is now in 2nd. We currently hold the top 3. Going hard at it now to hold the lead for our Chat3.

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    I synced with TonyG and someone else incognito. Yay!!!!

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    WSW, Yes!

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    CHERYL, Hope to see you at 5:30 EST.

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    WSW and CHARLIE, Thinking of you both. I just had Speedo as a bonus word. 😂

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    Prayers for all in the path of these fires. Oh, KATZ, so sorry for your deep loss. MZD, I admire you even more now.

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    I hear ya, CHARLIE.

    SHELL, It is heartbreaking about our fire fighters and for their families. I suppose you know the risks when you are in an occupation such as firefighter, police and our soldiers. I am not that brave.

    WSW, Oh good, perhaps we will both sync with TONY and you will sync with CHARLIE. I want to point out that I only get 1000 coins for tourneys so if anyone syncs with me and gets 2000, you should take the win. I am NOT playing all weekend (even though the weather will be crappy). 😇

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    MANCO, I knew you were a young thing. Your wife and children sound like blessings. Very happy that you were able to enjoy parenthood. It must be so fun having twinsies! My son and DIL went the IVF route with no results and a few years later were blessed with my youngest grandson who is a stamp of his Dad.

    Btw, you say this stuff just fine!

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    Charlie and WSW, Drug prices in the US are such a scam. My 9 year old Granddaughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 5. Even with their excellent insurance, the copays for everything are ridiculously high. Same thing with people that need to be on blood thinners. Did not know that about Medicare and the treatment, CHARLIE. I wonder if that is the reason my husband is on a very old treatment plan.

    Sorry, TONYG, I will contact you when it's time to look at Supplemental and RX plans. You and CHARLIE both seem like such sweet gentlemen and I at times mix up the two of you.

    WSW, Didn't you tell me earlier in the week that you weren't going to sync this weekend? In the life of a WS addict...😂

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    TONYG, Love the story of your wife and your early days. A Hallmark movie come true. Thanks to you AMY for your kind comments and thoughts.

    CHERYL and MZD, Congrats on the marriage success. I have only been married for almost 19 years (this time).

    MANCO, Love your week in the life. Also very true. In answer to your question, I have 3 children. A daughter (42), a son (40) and my youngest is 18. I started early and finished late. I figure you are probably close to my two oldest in age. I am also the proud Grandma of four, two girls and two boys ranging in age 4 to 9.

    Charlie, I can't wait until I am eligible for Medicare and will definitely talk to you prior to getting a supplement. People think Medicare is free and it certainly isn't although it is awesome when you get sick. I cannot believe how almost everything has been 100% covered for my husband's treatments. He just finished treatment #9 and has 3 more to go. He's doing great and luckily the side effects have been minimal for him. All prayers are welcome and appreciated.

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    Amy,
    THURSDAY: I am not participating this weekend. I do have a life.
    FRIDAY: Perhaps I should try to get a crown... Besides, I worked hard all week to get everything done and have no plans this weekend.

    Amy, I am attempting to add to your original post of what we all go through every week lately.

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    I LOVE YOU, MAN! Just had to say that. My version of a group hug. 😍

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    TonyG, Congrats to you and your wonderful wife. Forty five years is quite the achievement. High School or College sweethearts? Curious minds want to know.

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    Inks, Soooo thinking about you. I have been going through a similar situation.

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    I'm with you, CHARLIE, I think I've only once gotten a reply via name changes and I try everytime. I love the banter on speedos. WSW, too funny about the purple haired man in a purple speedo. 😂 AMY, you sure got that scenario right! MANCO, I suppose you are correct about our non-stop sync. CHARLIE and TONY, Thanks for the cancer info. How wonderful it would be to find a cure for cancer. Love that you guys like Hallmark. Tony, Much luck this weekend!

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    On the other hand, since I tend to be a complainer, I have to ask if anyone else noticed that with the last build there were many new words and puzzles. The disappointing part to me was that many of the puzzles were low scorers with minimal bonus words. This was between levels 22097 and 22145. I shouldn't complain as I ended up with my all time high but just curious if anyone else noticed this.

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    Charlie, By golly, you are so right!

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    MANCO, We have never synced! Since you are close to our time zone (somewhere cold and snowy) perhaps you can try to help TONYG with his first sync. It looks like CHERYL and RUFFIAN will also. CHARLIE, are you in (or busy with your neighbor LOL?) I promise not to be a PP (PERSISTENT PLOW)! However, the following weekend is Super Bowl Sunday so no syncing then for some.

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    TONYG and WSW, Yes, 5:30 pm EST on Friday works for me!

    TONYG, It doesn't take very long to change your name. We don't do it constantly. It's nice to say hi to your other syncers in the beginning, let them know when you need a break or are going to sleep. I set up my name as Opal_Chat to let others know I am from this group. Later just change the Chat to Break or zzzzzz, whatever suits your fancy! Thanks for the recognition. This weekend is not my norm.

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    MANGY ehhhhh I mean MANCO, It is ok and I forgive you. I understand you still have a young family unlike some of we old geezers on this site. It was exhilarating thinking I was playing against you. 😂

    REDANTT, I just passed 1M in Brilliance and sadly, I can assure you there is no star on my new Gold Crown (which no one else can see).

    WSW, I had the same thought about the CC (cheater complainer.) Great minds think alike.

    TONYG, I would like to set up a more reasonable sync time for we in the Midwest and East. I don't think your idea of releasing the last letter the second the tourney begins would allow us to sync. Perhaps a little later? Even 15 minutes or a half hour? You just set it up and don't play until the exact sync time. I promise that I won't be so PERSISTENT next weekend. I am definitely not the fastest player but just have had the time on my hands. Anyone else?

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    Manco, Well, that was a dirty trick! I thought we were really syncing although unsynced! I played really hard right to the end and ended up with 16677. It is my all time high and I began playing when the tourney started. I basically played most of the weekend due to recuperating from ear and sinus infections plus a snow storm. Oh well, I am now brain dead and fear my fellow competitors are calling me the double P word. Cheryl and I have already synced and she is a sprinter! Perhaps some day we will sync. Congrats on your first sync.

    Congrats also to Charlie and all of the other syncers. I am jealous that I only get 1000 coins😘.

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    Dragon, My competitor gave up and is now behind me by 3k. I am playing against Manco now and sure he will win. Persistence doesn't pay off if your opponent is faster. Manco and I have tried but have been unsynccessful so this is second best!

    PN, sorry about your ankle. Quite sure our prayer warrior, WSW is on it!

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    Dragon, Thanks! I just hit 15k! Yes, you may call me OPPAL. This week it should be OPPPAL. Why is it that Opal is always the last word I find? Yes, keep spilling the beans.

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    Manco, I am seeing several new puzzles. I am challenging you as I see we are close. I currently have 13811 points in my tourney. I posted a pic in the FB group and asked someone to tell you but then realized it would be hard to do in fifteen letters. May the best Royal win!

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    Ruffian, no, I see 1000 coins for first on my Kindle Build 1006. Not fair but what is fair in life? At least I have my crown which no one else can see. Lol.

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    Tony, The only crown that I see on the Leader Board is my own. WSW said she only sees her own crown also. She asked the other syncers if they see other crowns but I haven't seen a response. Loved what you said about WSW and I absolutely agree.

    Love the new words "unsyncable" and "syncitement."

    Back to the game. Back in first!

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    TONY and SAPPPHIRE, I have the opposite problem and have a competitor a bit faster than I and seems just as (as Dragon says) Persistent with a double P. Oh well, if she keeps it up, I will settle for 2nd. What does it matter when 66th place gets a crown and nobody else can see them anyway?

    Charlie, Yay! Congrats on the sync. Watch out for Cheryl....

    Have fun everyone.

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    Charlie,, Where in Ohio? I'm in Michigan. Lol. Loved that story. Dog poop. Hilarious. It does sound like she was hitting on you.

    Redantt, That's how I knew that color! Thanks for the reminder...

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    MZD, Welcome to the 'When I'm 64" gang and learning about the beautiful color, Cyan. I don't remember it from the crayons either. What is fwiw? We should try to sync next week. We are close to the same time zone. I am EST and usually sleeping at this time...

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    Syncers, Do you all see each others' crowns? I see none in my tourney except my own. Just curious.

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    Shell, Of course I would believe you. Who wouldn't believe a wild woman from down under in a stretch limo with purple hair and a huge heart? Have fun, girls!

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    Dragon, It is sync6? Who is 6? Anyway, I warned you about that Cheryl! Don't let her fool you! Lol

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    Jeff, Ooh, I get it. You sync your devices and don't want to lose your data. This is why I only use one device. Less confusing.

    However, I think we are all confused. Sorry you haven't been crowned yet. Frustrating.

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    WSW, We can still consider you the SYNC7. Just show us your scores and we will track it!

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    Jeff, I just reread your post. I wouldn't try the Amazon version on an Android.

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    Jeff, Go for the update if you want a crown. I have a Kindle which is the Amazon version, Build 1006.

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    Manco, I synced with Dragon last week. He let me get my first crown. I feel your pain. Have fun if you even see this.

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    Go Sync5! MANCO and DRAGON! The dream team for the girls. Lol.

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    Sync5, Hey guys, watch out for Cheryl!

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    Oops, Sync5. A senior moment.

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    Wow! Another Sync6 possibly? Awesome!
    WSW and Shell! So very cool you synced.

    Charlie, Where are you?

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    Charlie, Did you inadvertently change INkS name to Inspirational? I agree and love it!

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    CHARLIE, You must be writing a novel! If not, are you ok? What happened? Did you run into an old girlfriend? Lol

    Good luck to all of you syncers. I need to set up a time for those in the East that would like to sync earlier. I have some competition but am 1k ahead already. Going for the "Gold Crown!"

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    LAURA, So very sorry for the loss of your furry family member. It leaves a hole in your heart. Hugs to you.

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    Charlie, Hahaha. Good luck. Rooting for you. We are expecting a winter storm so I am going to be a glutton for punishment and start when the tourney starts. Enjoy beautiful FL. See you later!

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    WSW and CHARLIE, I want to see you two in a tourney so I am going to go solo this week. I think I will start at the beginning of the tourney just to see what happens.

    CHARLIE and SAPPHIRE, I think you both joined the 10k club last week. Congrats!

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    MZD, Thanks! Perhaps I will learn from this group.
    TONYG, Your posts reveal your big heart!
    MEXCHICK, Welcome and enjoy your tournament. The object of the tourney is to attain the most points, which equate to words found, including bonus words in each puzzle. We are not grouped by level but by the time we enter the tournament.
    Didn't mean to leave my other favorite authors out such as EC, MANCO, SAPPHIRE, DRAGON, PN. Quite sure I missed someone.

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    Well, I just read through the last several posts and feel as if I read the writings of some best selling authors. INKS, MZD, CHARLIE, TONYG, AMY AND WSW, I wish I had half of the ability to express myself in writing as all of you. Heartwarming.

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    Hi all! My Kindle auto updated today and is now at Build 1006. We shall see how this affects our tourneys.

    Went to the doc today and have ear and sinus infections so no lengthy response here (a reprieve for you all).

    INKS, I do want to reach out to you and tell you that you are in my thoughts and prayers. My husband had a similar operation in August. Life sure knows how to slap us at times. Also prayers for your poor nephew.

    MZD, Thanks but no spine problem here yet. Just a bad hip at times.

    Sapphire, Hope you are feeling better. I can't imagine.

    WSW, What Manco said. Hugs.

    Good luck to all syncers this weekend. Thinking of you all.

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    Go, WSW. Had to peek. Charlie and Dragon, lol.

    Welcome back, Shell. Love WSW's vision of you in your limo. Also, thanks for sharing the sweet post from the elementary school. Stay safe.

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    We are all asking "Where is our Shell?"

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    MZD, Thanks so much. I don't say it enough but I truly love this group. Glad you fared the storms and are feeling better also.

    WSW, It seems they've gotten us with the crowns. In Bloom isn't as enticing with no crown points!

    SHELL, Where are you? As others are asking. Did you say you were going somewhere? All well in the Down Under?

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    WSW, My apologies, you mean 3 devices x 2 games (Wordscapes and InBloom) = 6 games. You are not holding out. Still I go days without a Daily Prize in Wordscapes, which doesn't bother me because it's usually only 10 cents. In Bloom is much more generous and arrive everyday. I have been sick since Sunday morning so forgive me. Some darn virus.

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    WSW, LOL! Six games? Are you holding out? Hahaha. My daily prizes have varied for several months and as everything else seems to be dependent on many different factors; device, device's operating system, Wordscape build, and perhaps even when you first started playing. Or as on the FB group quoted from PeopleFun, "We give the crowns randomly," or something like that. I don't think we will ever figure any of this out.

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    Charlie, When did you start playing? I think I started in March 2019 and had to delete the app twice and start over when I ran out of levels. I thought it was 6,500 levels but I am also a little fuzzy.

    WSW, I believe that I have only gotten the 50 cent hints as daily prizes in In Bloom. Daily prizes do not seem to be Daily for me anymore.

    Dragon, perhaps you can get to the bottom of the dictionary thing... We all want it!

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    Dragon and Tony, I have never seen hints for .50 in this game.

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    Dragon, Great fun for me. Glad you understood LLTQueen. My hubby and others didn't know what I meant. Hope you don't mind that I posted it on FB to show everyone that my meter moved and I was finally crowned! Glad you also received your crown and points.

    I find it strange that we all see different things in the tournaments. I looked at the tourney screen to see how many crown points they allocate per level. My app showed that the 66th level received 10 or 20 points. Really?

    Amy, I am with you about being disappointed by not receiving points for last week, however, if this Winter season started in mid-December, most of us would have hundreds of points by now.

    TonyG, Congrats on your wins but I think the rest of us have Points Envy because we don't receive 2K for first anymore. Hope it continues for you though. Still need to buy that iPad. Strange that iPhones don't work that way or do they?

    Congrats to all on getting closer to the throne.

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    I also came in first (thanks, Dragon) and I finally received my crown. The progress bar moved to 50 with a white line from 0 to 50, just like TonyG said his was.Tony, did you still receive 2000 coins? If so, I may buy an iPad! Lol.

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    Hahaha. Dragon, too funny! Good luck with the surgery, WSW!

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    Amy, You figured it out! I always thought that perhaps people were entered into a tournament earlier unknowingly which is why there are high scores early on. Sorry, Charlie. Maybe next time you will be synccessful!

    Sapphire, so sorry about your pain.

    TonyG, Good job.

    Cheryl, Awesome about your Dad! Also nice to hear about all of the different shared birthdays among our chat group.

    WSW, Too funny about your entrance into the world! I know you can't wait to hold that new grandbaby!

    Dragon, Dinner is over and was a success! Saved some cake for you. Lol. So, I am ready to go. You made great progress and it seems haven't had to put too much time in. Go for the Crown. I think we have 1st and 2nd wrapped up. I am going to play now not because I am Persistent with a double P, as you indicated but this is what I do. Tourney or no.

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    Manco, We are blessed to have them. Awesome that you share a birthday. My brother and I share a birthday and my daughter and granddaughter (son's daughter) also share a birthday. Odd how that happens.

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    Dragon,
    I won't be playing much today so go ahead and go for the Crown, especially if 3rd and 4th place get close! It's not like there is much crown point difference no matter where you place and I honestly doubt that mine is working.

    I remember when you talked about dictionaries and I looked in my Kindle's settings. Could not find any reference to the dictionary.

    PN, Wow! 20 bonus words. That's something. My top total number is somewhere around 38 which is rare.

    Off to get ready for my 85 year old mom's birthday. At least the sun is shining today although very cold.

    A great day and tourney to all.

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    Charlie, You must have missed the many posts from last week and someone (EC?) figured out how to change your name. On the main screen, bottom left corner, is an icon or pic of missing icon. Click on it. At the following screen, click on the pencil on the top right corner to edit your name. Also, if the previous screen had an empty icon, select one from there. Hope this helps.

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    TonyG, I suspect they are still tinkering. Looks like they have a lot of work to do 😂

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    Dragon,
    Just looked again and voila, Jamie and Nita have crowns. They didn't earlier. Very odd.

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    Dragon, I am limping along and trying not to use any clues. I want to get as many points before the predicted ice storm hits. Plus, busy day tomorrow. I know you can catch me quickly.

    TonyG, It is odd that everything seems to be working properly on your iPad with the exception of the 2000 coins for a win. I hope PF fixes all of their apps and it works the same for everyone. I wouldn't mind getting the 2000 coins back.

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    Tony, Hope you are playing on your iPad! Has the Crown progress bar changed? Did you get points last week? Just curious.

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    Dragon, Cindy is catching up to you. I will playing to hold first until you dive back in.

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    No, Dragon. They don't have crowns in my game. Very strange.

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    Dragon, Enjoy.

    Tony and Dragon, I don't see anyone with crowns. I do see the column which indicates how many crown points for each place. I didn't see this last week and my build hasn't changed. I didn't get any crown points last week.

    PN, Love the Delbert cloak. Hahaha.

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    Congrats to Jeff and PN. It seems like we have been less syncessful in the past couple of weeks. I wonder if perhaps there are many cloaked lurkers also attempting to sync at the same time.

    Dragon, Lousy weather here in MI today. Dinner plans have been changed to tomorrow. May have an ice storm later. So I am ready to go.

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    Dragon. I love Reba! Saw her live in Ft. Lauderdale about 15 years ago. You were nice to say you have heard rumors about my persistence. I would actually characterize it with an A word.

    Charlie, Manco, LC and others, I am sorry we didn't sync with you. All I can say is to keep on trying.

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    MZD, You are a sweetheart. I hope this weather system that we are all dealing with from the South to the North in the middle of our country doesn't affect you.

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    DRAGON. So very sorry about the loss of your Mom. I can't even imagine the loss you must feel.

    So, the rumor is true. I don't have to win but I want our team to win! Go CHAT!

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    Exactly, Dragon. Yes, It was a band. However, I must say that you are one of the fastest players I have run across yet. Having fun. I am making my mom her 85th birthday dinner tomorrow so won't be playing 24/7 as usual. Lol. Other than that, watch out!

    Don't worry, Paddling Nanny and Wordsmithwick will intervene, if necessary.

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    Dragon, It is awesome playing with you. I know that you were working the first few hours and I ACTUALLY had a life tonight! We went out for dinner and saw an awesome duo (Father and daughter). Then I discovered that the Father was in a band I followed many years ago. I am so happy we synced. Perhaps we can start our own company? Lol.

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    Tony is awesome.

    WSW, I just posted a screenshot in our FB group but don't see it yet. Perhaps PN is monitoring? Good job!

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    Yay! Dragon and I finally synced. Don't see any others. Also, I noticed that my scores screen now has the column with the crowns and values for each place. I noticed earlier today that on my Crowns screen, a small Crown appears next to the circle on the progress bar. However, my build hasn't changed. Hmmm. Good luck to all.

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    It looks like I will attempt to sync at 5:44 EST. It sounds like several others will also so there should be some synccess. Good luck to all, especially Charlie and Manco.

    Sapphire, so sorry about the sciatica. I know how painful it must be.

    If I manage to sync with anyone, I do have plans this weekend. I will play for a little over an hour and then go to dinner. Don't wait for me. Go for the Crown and I will try to catch up eventually.

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    I hope I can do it. If we sync, keep going. I will be back!

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    Yes, WSW, I will try at 5:44 EST. If possible. Exactly Forty -four minutes after the tournament starts in your own time zone.

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    Inks, Just search for Wordscapes Chat on Facebook. You will find us.

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    Inks, I am not saying that everyone who gets their identity stolen is at fault. My mom left her purse in the deli in the building where she was working so many years ago. That was before computers and she is still dealing with the aftermath. My hubby was stupid. He opened himself up to being scammed. Big difference. Inks, are you in a wheelchair?

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    He suggested CST. I had it wrong, right Manco?

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    It is 4:44 CST.

    Sorry, I messed up. Not used to having anyone so close to my time zone.

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    I drove a stick when I first learned to drive. It's like riding a bike but I have gotten lazy and prefer automatic these days. I didn't learn to drive the manual with my family, just a friend. My Dad was a Chrysler exec and I took my driving test in a Barracuda. Couldn't see through the back windows which is why I still can't parallel park.

    Sounds like a few of us made some bad choices the first (in my case, second) time...

    Tony, I understand your concerns about identity theft. My hubby was scammed last year and it was costly. It was not because of FB, it was because of his gullibility. If you do as WSW and PN suggest, I do not think you will be at risk.

    Would love to try for 5:44 pm EST tomorrow but it all depends on our dinner plans. If I manage to sync then, I will have to stop for awhile so don't expect much. Would be fun to sync with Manco and Dragon. Maybe even EC.

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    Where is Charlie?

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    Still not sure if I am able to sync this weekend. The times so far are:
    4:44 pm PST Friday
    7:05 pm PST Friday
    7:05 am PST Saturday
    Correct?
    We may have dinner plans on Friday and I am making my 85 year old mom dinner on her birthday on Saturday so my parents will be here.
    Hope to connect at some point. LOVE the Chevelle story, EC!

    I don't have Crown lust, just Crown envy... Also love the "training wheel" terminology.

    Amy, thinking of you this weekend. Also miss being able to play while travelling.

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    Manco, Hahaha. I can visualize that especially now that I know what WSW looks like from our FB group. Don't forget about Paddling Nana and the others. Btw, her name doesn't suit her. Lol. I hope more will join.

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    WSW, How about Opal and Dragon?

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    Yes, Paddling Nanny did it again! She set up a private FaceBook group. There are only a few of us this far but it's so much easier to communicate. You don't have to be "friends" to join this group so it's totally private. I love putting faces with names. Also will be able to "prove" scores by uploading pics. Lol.

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    Sounds like Kenny has been around for some time. Dragon, really surprised to see that PF used to monitor these forums. I can understand how it got out of hand for them.

    TonyG, Neither my Kindle nor my husband's iPhone show the Crown columns but they do show the Crown page (Winter Season In Progress) when the Avatar is pressed on the main page.

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    Thanks, Amy! Good to know.

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    Manco, Not sure yet. Actually may have a life on both Friday and Saturday. Will let you know when I do. WSW, go for it.

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    Sapphire, The FB group won't replace this chat. It will give us another way to communicate. Plus, we can post pics of our tourney scores so no one can call us liars. Lol.

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    Last post of the night. I promise.

    WSW, Words with Friends is like Scrabble. I downloaded it after EC ? mentioned that she plays it. It's fun but uses a Scrabble dictionary and some of the words are even weirder than what the dictionary in WS allows. Perhaps EC and others can tell you more about it.

    Dragon, too funny. You had much foresight.

    Bbop, Welcome. I only achieve those scores if I play nonstop. Easy to sync with your hubby. Complete a puzzle except for the last word PRIOR to the tournament starts. When you want to start the tourney, enter your puzzles and finish the final word by releasing the last letter at the same time. Sometimes it works, doesn't always. Worked for my husband and me.

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    WSW,Thanks and I think that game exists already with Words With Friends. Now we need Wordscapes with Friends like one of our friends (MZD or INKS) thought existed.

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    Charlie, Welcome back!

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    Katz thanks! I already had the same one assigned but selected it again and it now appears as my Avatar!

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    Monica, I have no idea. I haven't experienced that. Sorry.

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    Cheryl, I can't believe that we play on the same device with the same build and you got a crown but I didn't. I am not going to worry about it. I guess I will just wear my NYE tiara while playing. Lol.

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    Welcome to Doofus. Love your name. Closer to Friday, people usually throw times out there to sync or you can set up a time yourself. Just make sure to include time zone. Also, make sure you complete the puzzle, with the exception of the final word, prior to the tournament starts. It is 5:00 PM EST on Friday for me.

    Thanks to all for your kind words.

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    Dragon, yes, that would be fun. Let's do it! Lol

    Tony, I think Maria's post was meant for me, not you. The majority of the people who use this site decided we would prefer to stay away from politics and religion. We all have FB, family and friends for those discussions.

    Katz, How did you change your avatar?

    Manco, I'm not a muscle car fan but the Woodward Cruise is something else. Both my hubby and son are avid car lovers. My husband retired from GM and my dad from Chrysler.

    WSW and all, the scan was clear of cancer. Still in treatment for a couple of months and then he will have another. Great for stage 4 when the outlook at first was so bleak. Thanks for the prayers everyone!

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    Cheryl, Did you actually get a crown or did the progress bar change after the tourney? Just curious since we have the same setup.

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    Maria, We have tried to keep this forum non-religious and non-political. It is a sanctuary for many of us to get away from the constant division in our countries and the world. I am quite sure many of us don't share the same viewpoints on many issues but we manage to get along without sharing them.

    WSW, I had no idea about your other health issues and will keep you in my prayers. Yes, you want to hold that new baby.

    Shell, Yes, thanks for updating us as to which countries are assisting Australia. We don't hear these things on our news very often. So sad about the fires and the poor animals.

    Dragon, I was a software developer also. I worked on automotive diagnostic software and developed software for Ford's Worldwide Diagnostic System (late 90s, early 00s).

    Cheryl, Hope your hubby is healing and things are getting easier for you. All of those with health issues, my thoughts are with you. It's not easy.

    My hubby is getting his scan results today. From what we could see from the portal, all seemed good but he will get it from his doctor's mouth today. All of your prayers are appreciated.

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    My Kindle is at Build 958 which gave me 1000 points for 1st and no crowns. Dragon, I think you are correct about them keeping up with the platforms.

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    Dragon, you are correct. All of my crowns have rotating lights. I did not receive crown points.

    Jeff, I am using the Amazon app on my Kindle Fire.

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    Amy, it looks like they have to do some tweaking to their apps. On another note, I never really watched it before, but Hallmark Movies and Mysteries is having a marathon of Magnum PI. Just started Season 1/Episode 1. OMG, Tom Selleck in a bathing suit.

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    WSW, Do you mean where the light is moving around the crown? Mine is also at ten, if that's it but I can't remember if that crown was like that before. The small white circle on the scale is still at zero.

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    I just got my results. Collected 1000 coins for first. No movement yet on the Crowns.

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    Well, of course, since I had time, I went for first and my score was 11111. I stopped at that number because I liked it. It felt lucky. I wanted to beat10k to see if the rewards change with points. Especially since it seems none of our previous scores/places counted.

    Good job Amy and Sapphire. Go Seahawks, although I am not a football fan. We have the Lions. That says it all.

    Inks, I heard about the terrible accident. Prayers for all.

    PN and WSW, good luck trying to connect! Hope your game ended well.

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    Agreed, Sapphire. I don't know if the "Flag as inappropriate" link actually is monitored but worth a try. PF has their email address. Good luck to everyone in their tourneys. It will be fun to see how the Crown Rewards work! I have a vast lead in my tournament so should take first.

    I play on a tablet (Kindle) and do not see the Crown Rewards beside the tournament coins. Very odd.

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    EC, I honestly get Crown Rewards from Hallmark. Also, I have been watching more than my fair share of their movies lately. I will wait to contact PF, as my wise "moderator," WSW suggested.

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    EC, I think the name change may actually be a bug in their system. I don't know why they would intentionally change it. A programmer removed the hyperlink. However, back to Hallmark. Lol

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    All, We shall see. I changed my name last night a few times but there were no bites. Was going to let second and third place win but have decided to go for it to see how many "Crown Rewards" I receive. Are we at Hallmark?

    I think we should all contact PF to let them know how we feel about the changes they have made. They need user input. I don't know why changing your name to communicate with another player would be wrong. I also don't understand why they wouldn't welcome our synccess and perhaps build on it with allowing people to sign up for tournaments. I know it couldn't be impossible. Also, I think they may find it hurts their bottom line when people see a crown and give up; thus losing possibly many online purchases. I

    I could go on and on about this forum editor in the Kindle.

    Ok, any others want to tell them how we feel? on the other hand, I still love the game and this group of new friends.

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    WSW and PN, Congrats on the sync. I can change my name in In Bloom by pressing my name when looking at the tourney scores. This is on my Kindle. It works the same way Wordscapes did prior to the latest update. Have fun!

    Amy, Keep going for Chat2. It sounded like Sapphire was busy all day. Enjoy!

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    Cheryl, I believe WSW said she wanted to try to sync in Wordscapes, not In Bloom.

    Jeff, thanks for the info on the update.

    INKS and MZD, I have also won tournaments since December 13 and have no crowns. With Jeff's research, I would guess that because our apps weren't updated until now, those wins don't count. So, PF thinks we will be happy with a major deduction in coins for a lousy crown? Hmmm...

    WSW, thanks for the Piggy Bank explanation.

    Shell, I love your sense of humor and now will enjoy the visual!

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    Amen, INKS!

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    Amy, you are correct. You can change your name that way also. Nice to know

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    Amy, good catch. Delbert is an employee of PF, I would guess. They really need to hire us. Lol.

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    They need to hire us.. I have much experience in software development. From a User's point of view...

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    Glad that you all don't think I am a complainer. Although I am.

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    Elvestinkle, sounds like you haven't received the latest and greatest update yet

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    Sapphire, I am as confused.

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    So, do y'all agree with me that perhaps Laura Christina is too fast and this is why she has never synced? I don't understand it..

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    Sorry for so many texts but I just noticed that I can no longer change my name in game. Have to go to settings and profile to change. Hmmm...

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    Amy and Sapphire, congrats and let us know if you see the tourney prize changes. Not that it matters much. Just curious.

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    Manco, I really wanted to sync with you and LC. I probably confused you when I said you can sync on the first word. The first word automatically enters you into the tournament so you can't enter that first word until sync time. Oh well. My group doesn't appear to be competitive yet perhaps because of the prize reduction.

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    Ruffian, I definitely see 1000 coins for 1st now. It also displays the Crown Rewards (still at zero) at the top of the scores screen. Disappointed about that. I know my app was updated yesterday when I saw the Crown Rewards popup. I use a Kindle. Very mysterious...

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    I don't think I have synced with anyone but it is interesting that when you check the score, it shows first place will get 1,000 coins, 2nd 500, etc. Crowns still show 0.

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    Manco and Laura Christina, 6:11 EST it is. LC, I hope you see this.

    Good luck to all!

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    I didn't know about the 6:37 EST. I know there was one for later tonight and another tomorrow. I can do the 6:37. Shall we?

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    INK, So sorry to hear of your accident. Welcome to this wonderful group.

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    Laura Christina and others, Would you want to try at 6:11 EST/3:11 PST today? I remember that the Sync6 had synccess at that time although I did not. Would love to see you in action.

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    Tony, Well our Shell plays nicely. Sometimes we are playing at the same time and others while she is sleeping which she always changes her name to let us know. Vice versa.

    Inkspiration, I am also a night owl but it doesn't seem to matter in the tournaments because you never know the time zones or patterns of the other players. Unless, of course, you have synccess with one or more from this forum.

    Eee, You don't see your name in blue on this site? If you do, simply scroll down to one of Wordsmithwick's posts, click on her name and the forum will display only her posts. Then look for the one from yesterday which explains how we sync.

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    Is SilverStar the same as whom I see as Anonymous? Anonymous was saying that she lives in the UK and thought it may be too hard to sync. Many of us in the US have synced with Shell in Australia and it works fine. Also, I am in EST and usually sync with others in PST. It works if we don't always play at the same time. Choose one of the times someone has set up to sync or choose one of your own! It's great fun.

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    I think the "Crowned Collection" is part of the latest update. I use a Kindle Fire. It seems to have been updated this afternoon. Perhaps PF is listening. WSW, I want to play but not all weekend. Let's see if I can restrain myself!

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    JUSTME, I noticed that about the winter start date of December 13. I guess we shall see. Welcome aboard.

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    I am finding myself checking this little forum more often than Facebook, e-mail or any of internet sites. Quite a reprieve. MZD, go for the sync. I've played with Amy in Hawaii and Sapphire on the west coast. They are fun and "have lives," on the weekend. You will love it.

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    Sapphire, Katz, Ruffian and TonyG, I also got the popup just now titled "Crown Season." Underneath the crown is "Winter. - Compete In weekly tournaments to begin your Crown Collections! - Level 19345." Will be interesting to see what transpires from here. I hope it has nothing to do with the pesky piggy bank I have read about that requires you to spend real money to use your coins.

    Cheryl, so sorry to hear about your husband's accident and your health issues. Also to Amy, MZD and all others with health issues, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Thanks to all for thinking of my hubby. My daughter-in-law is an RN and I know how hard they work and how hard it must be on the human body. Thank God for nurses and I am so thankful to have nurses in my family. It takes a special person to do that job.

    I am not sure about syncing this weekend. If I do, I may log on here for advice from PN and WSW about my addiction.

    Charlie, enjoy Tampa and the grandkids.

    PN, I am glad my Grands haven't been here to see my Elf hasn't moved. Good save with googling it. Lol.

    Happy 2020 to all. I am still recuperating from all of the dancing. This old body can't handle it.

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    MZD, I absolutely love your writings. Keep them coming. My mom was born on Sand Mountain in Alabama. I think the black eyed peas are supposed to bring luck. At least, that's what I have been told my entire life.

    Earlier I wrote a message to welcome TonyG and when I posted it, the icon just kept spinning. I lost it all. I use a Kindle to play and think I may be wearing out the touch screen. I think my iPhone would be too small for me to use in this game.

    TonyG, This is a wonderful group of people from several different countries and also areas of the States. I find it very refreshing to be able to converse with no talk of politics, religion, etc. Most of us are in different time zones which makes it interesting when we manage to sync. I am in Michigan in EST.

    Happy New Year to everyone. I cannot wait for the party tomorrow night. Thanks, Katz and all for thinking of my hubby and me. Thanks to our moderators PN and WSW. You keep us grounded. Lol.

    See you in 2020 if not before.

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    Hi Everyone. I just love reading your posts.

    MZD, Although we abbreviate your name, I am quite sure we will all have the song in our heads while writing to you. Thanks for the interpretation. As a southern girl, will you have black eyed peas and cornbread on NYD? Starting mine now... Also, loved your poem about our little group.

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    Also, like many of you, I do have screen shots of our scores. I don't think it is possible to upload here.

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    Haha, Shell. Buffy, It happens all of the time. My favorite ones are "euro" and "beau."!

    WSW, I don't think I need an intervention. I did ditch the In Bloom tournament after Friday night. My opponents were awesome. "Bubba" had 17070 points. Second place, BMW had 12699. I don't think it's a kids game. Same puzzles..

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    Dragon, I am thankful that you weren't in our tourney also! I would never have kept up with you. Cheryl and I had a good run and it was fun.

    Shell, You kept us laughing this weekend. I didn't think it was you but I am somewhat naive. I didn't think it could be J either.

    Cheryl and I finished up early so below are our scores:

    Opal - 14000
    Cheryl - 12557
    "Sadie" - 3495

    Good game overall considering Cheryl had a life this weekend. Lol. I started an In Bloom tourney on Friday night and let it go. My score there was 4014, so overall score of 18,014. My all time high. I didn't have a life other than showering, eating, sleeping, throwing a roast in the crockpot and one load of laundry. Also plenty of wine... Quite certain Cheryl would have taken first if she didn't have plans.

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    Cheryl, It was fun. We both have respectable scores. I've been playing without hints to try to slow down so you could catch me. You are quite fast and I think faster than I am for sure. I keep plugging away because between this tournament and the In Bloom tournament I started on Friday,, I have beaten my all time high.

    Too funny that Cloaked turned out to be Shell. She has quite a sense of humor. Looking forward to seeing the scores of all in and out of sync tournaments.

    Thanks to all for the good thoughts and prayers for my hubby.

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    I also thought of J. Will be fun to find out.

    Cheryl, I have no doubt that you will catch me. In which state do you reside? I know you're in PA now. Have a good time today with your family and I will see you later.

    Manco, sounds like a good game. I am currently at 10136 and Cheryl is at 9288 (not bad for someone who can't play much this weekend). Third place is 6500 behind Cheryl.

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    Hey, I just hit 10k and Cheryl can attest to it.

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    Hahaha, WSW! Do you enjoy novels,also?

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    Manco, thank you I don't think I have seen that word. Or else I have forgotten. It is not one of the repetitive words. Such a waste of coins. I am a hoarder. I have >163k of coins. Also, Cheryl, I only have 868,044 Brilliance points.

    Manco, What are the scores in your tourney?

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    Hmmmm. The plot thickens. Could it be WSW? It cannot be EC. She is as competitive as are we all. I feel like I am in a game of Clue. I attempted to try to use my real name as JudyJudyJudy and only held out for about 5 minutes. Having fun playing with Fast Cheryl.

    Thanks to all for their prayers and well wishes for my hubby.

    Mystery syncer, please reveal thyself.

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    I wonder if TonyG may be the mystery player. It doesn't sound like something either EC or Shell would do. Or perhaps Charlie???

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    I finally caught up with Cheryl as she was socializing. She is really fast and has managed to put some time in today. Who knows what tomorrow will bring? Congrats, Cheryl on your million mark!

    I am so happy that NYE isn't on a weekend this year. We have an awesome party to attend. Also, my husband had his mid-chemo scan and everything looks "unremarkable." Good news. I cannot wait to see this year out and welcome in the new decade. The only good thing about this year was finding Wordscapes and you peeps!

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    Wordsmithwick, I miss you and hope your shoulder is feeling better. Dragon, you are a hoot! As is Manco.

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    Cheryl, Have a great time making memories. I will be plugging along trying to catch up. I guess I slept in too late today. You are quite a formidable opponent. It has been much fun. I don't know if I could have handled the Synccess 6 tournament. May the most determined syncer win!

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    Yay to fellow syncers Dragon, Jeff and Sapphire. Have fun. I slept in today and Cheryl passed me by 2,000 so I will be able to use those eyedrops, Dragon! Watch out, Cheryl! Lol.

    Good luck to those trying to sync this afternoon!

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    Cheryl, Really fun! Have a good day tomorrow.

    Looking forward to seeing more syncers tomorrow!

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    Cheryl, Quite a run we have had. My eyes are crossing! If you want to stop, I will too and keep an eye on the third place person.

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    Cheryl, I thought you said earlier you have plans this weekend. Hope you don't mind if I keep going. Other than Marina, we don't have a lot of competition yet. I plan on going out tomorrow night but other than that, I will be playing. I think we are about the same speed. Fun having synccess again! At least we are both in EST correct?

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    Yay! Cheryl and I synced as you know. I think she said she has a lot going on this weekend but she is fast!

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    Just a heads up. Something changed in In Bloom since last week. It no longer enters you in a tournament until you start and complete an entire puzzle. Hope it's not the same with Wordscapes.

    Manco, I am sorry but I plan on attempting to sync tonight in 4 minutes. Maybe next week if you can't today.

    Hope there is synccess!

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    I am hoping to sync tomorrow. I would love to sync with Manco and Laura Christina. They are both so fast. It would be fun to see them in action. I have heard that some of the people that follow our forum do so, without introducing themselves. That is ok, let us all have fun in the tournaments.

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    Or just start with the first word in a puzzle. Wordsmithwick knows this works! However, you have to know the first word you play in the puzzle and release your finger on the last character at the "given" time. Good luck to all!

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    Thinking of changing my name. Lol.

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    WSW, of course you can! We may both want to go visit Charlie in FL instead. The beaches where he lives are so gorgeous. Charlie, enjoy your time with your wife. She is a wonderful Grandma to take care of those babies and you are a great Grandpa also. The things we do for our kids...

    Not saying when I will try to sync but hope some of us manage to. Especially Manco. He deserves it! Along with Laura Christina.

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    WSW, Charlie, Dragon and Katz,
    I don't think I have missed anyone but if so please forgive me. Out of boredom, I finally caught up with the Cheater forum. Little did I know that I was in the midst of a war of words. Also, I am obviously a liar because WSW didn't sit beside me to see my scores! WSW and Charlie, thank you for sticking up for me and our group of synccessers.

    I may not be the most educated or best writer of either group but I pride myself on being an honest person. I have a tough enough time getting my thoughts down using this rudimentary editor let alone worry about being judged or graded on my sentence structure, grammar or, God Forbid, a misspelling. Lol. Another reason to love this group.

    Hope all have had a lovely holiday season thus far. For the record, I have no problem with others telling when they finally see new words. I also would forget them by the time I reached that puzzle anyway... I will be more careful and state SPOILER ALERT if I do so again.

    Hope to sync with someone tomorrow or Saturday. Will not bother with that other site again. It raises my blood pressure..

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    Manco, So funny about the scarf. I actually did ask for one that matches the color of my new car. Blue. I must admit that I honestly don't know if I even have a moonroof in my car.

    WSW and all, Happy Hannuka, Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas. Love you all.

    Shell, Love your Aussie flavour!

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    Shell, I think you're onto something! Perhaps, that is why it is difficult for some of us to sync at times. Not to brag, but as WSW pointed out, I did achieve my personal best with a combined total of 16,358 this weekend.

    Dragon, I hope you saw my earlier post about the new words and the levels not being points in a tournament.

    Merry Christmas to all! I hope all of you have many blessings this holiday season.

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    WSW, I didn't play all afternoon and Harold started in my other tournament. I just conceded as he is much faster and I am brain dead. I also am glad I didn't sync with the Synccess6 gang. I still wouldn't have driven my new car. Thanks for letting me win and I sure hope your shoulder heals quickly. I used a heating pad on my shoulder and arm yesterday for my Wordscapes Syndrome.

    Even though WSW did not play today, here are our scores:
    OPAL - 7418
    WSW - 6408
    Edgar - 4465

    I scored 8940 in my other tournament so I reached my all time high with 16,358.

    It was fun. These weekends sure wear me out!

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    WSW, On my way for a drive in my new car and then brunch. Not sure I could catch up with the Sync6 but if I add my scores together, I am already ahead. My "Harold" in the other tournament worked very hard to catch up so I changed my name to GoHarold and was going to concede to him but he stopped 54 points behind me. I am sure I will see you later. Yes, I also dream in Wordscapes...

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    Dragon, Those weren't scores. They were the levels that the words were in. Lol. Maybe you need more sleep? Hahaha. Have fun today. My 18 year old son has already seen the new Star Wars film twice. Enjoy!

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    Life After Wordscapes, hahaha. Shell, that's a thought.

    Mango and Dragon, Not sure if I will be able to juggle both tournaments today. I have two fierce competitors. At one point, I need to take a break to go test drive my beautiful new vehicle.

    I had a few words last night that I haven't seen; at least not in recent memory:

    Homeboy - Level 18231
    Winless - Level 18237
    Furlong - Level 18241
    Stanza - In Bloom level 5131

    Chat6, those are extremely impressive numbers! Glad to see you are giving each other the run for the money! Good luck to all synccessers.

    WSW, don't hold back. I don't have to ALWAYS win. Ready, set, go!

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    WSW, My brain and eyes are very tired. Ready to call it a night. Between the two tournaments, I,am already over 10,000. I see you just passed me in ours. I am still almost 2,500 ahead of FastEddie and think he may have given up. Go ahead and play as much as you can and I will try to catch up tomorrow. I'm in EST so can start early. It has been fun. Sounds like the Chat6 are challenging each other.

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    WSW, That was a fun run. I couldn't catch you. We are about the same speed. I am going to keep going while my hubby is out getting me a new Caddy. Merry Christmas. Don't want FastEddie to wake up and get the lead!

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    WSW, I finally caught up to you and FastEddie is now in 3rd. Off to my other tourney as my opponent has passed me by. Feel free to keep going when you awaken. We make a good tag team!

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    WSW, Imagine my chuckle this morning when I saw that you changed your name to NotSoFastEddie! Hahaha. Thanks for the morning laugh. Raring to go this am. Like EC, I was almost blind last night. Sorry about your shoulder. I will get at it and hopefully take second again.
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    Have fun, fellow syncers and those that didn't manage, there is always next week. WSW and I proved that you can start any place in a puzzle so you don't have to set it up prior.

    Anonymous, the circle with the line through the number 3 means that no 3 letter words are allowed for that puzzle.

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    WSW, Feel free to take one for the team if your insomnia wakes you up. Bedtime for me. Edgar is still going at it. So glad we finally synced again. See you tomorrow unless you get a better offer! I still have my other tourney going...Nice to know that we can sync on any word in a puzzle as long as we are certain of the word.

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    WSW, I am tired. Edgar is fast! Glad we finally synced again. I did it on the first word in the puzzle. See you tomorrow. SYNCCESS!!!

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    Ok, I see it. We can give it a go. Worth a try. I am In EST in Michigan.

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    WSW, We can try tonight if you want Just saw your post.

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    Manco, You obviously picked the best time yet! Keep picking them. Maybe we will meet in a tourney yet. Awesome for all of the synccesses. WSW, you pick a time for In Bloom if you don't sync tomorrow. I'm in 1st in my tournament but my heart isn't in it without y'all. Besides, "howard" is faster than I am and will eventually kick my butt unless I play non-stop. Would love to play with you tomorrow in In Bloom.

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    Also, I do find it odd that the four of us that said we would sync at 5:11 CST did not manage to sync but 6 others did. Perhaps I will keep quiet next time. Lol.

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    Manco, I have had synccess a few times with Shell in Australia, Amy in Hawaii, Katz and WSW in PST. I don't think I have ever synced with anyone in my time zone or CST. Maybe we are all too fast? Lol. I think it has to do with server times and the amount of people entering tournaments. One day we will succeed.

    WSW, if you don't manage to sync and want to try with In Bloom, let me know.

    Good luck to the Chat6 group. Who is in it?

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    No synccess here. All alone. Wonder why. I did everything right! Darn!!!

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    Best wishes for much synccess this weekend!

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    Manco, WSW and Cheryl, I will also attempt the 3:11 PST which is 6:11 EST for me and 5:11 CST for Manco. Going to change my profile name now. Good luck to all.

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    Manco, Perhaps a little after 5:00 pm CST on Friday? WSW is right; 4:01 is too close to the start time and everybody playing will be entered into a tourney at that time.

    Charlie, so right. This group is a true pleasure in this otherwise maddening world.

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    Manco, 4:01 CST? You're on! Doubt if we will have much "synccess" but worth a try! Shell, no worries. You are loved by all. You are synccessful! Going to check out the book now.

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    Charlie, Adopt me! Lol. Sounds lovely. I love Spanish Moss as there was much in New Orleans where I grew up.

    Katz, very cool about your trail guide experience. Would have loved to have taken one of your hikes as a boy scout mom.

    Shell, you are hilarious. Love the syncess!

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    Charlie, I lived in South Florida but the Panhandle is my favorite part of FL. Navarre Beach was always a well-kept secret. My cousin lives in Marianna and I have been there. They were devastated by the hurricane last year I hope your area came out of it ok.

    PN, it does sound like we had similar tournaments. I like to play In Bloom if it's too early for the sync. What is the time on Saturday morning? I may try for that this week.

    Totally out of character for me but I am 100% ready for the holidays so have plenty of time to play this weekend.

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    I won 1st in my non-synced tournament and it wasn't as much fun as when I managed to sync. Won 2nd in In Bloom tournament which I find basically boring.

    Venus, Welcome. I have one thing to add to WSW's (short for Wordsmithwick) explanation on syncing. In order to sync, you must follow her first step (finishing a puzzle except for the final word) PRIOR to the start time of the tournament. For me, it is 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. Other than that, great tutorial, WSW.

    Charlie, just curious where you are living, raking leaves. It seems to me that one of us said they were in FL and wondered if it could be you. When I lived there, I remember the trees experiencing fall, winter and spring all in one week.

    Manco, hope to hear from you. I wasn't happy that I didn't sync either. I did nothing different than the other times.

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    WSW, oops. Just noticed you are already a Grandma but you know what I mean!

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    WSW, There is absolutely nothing like being a Grandma and holding that baby in your arms for the first time! I now have four ranging in age from 4 to 9. Both my daughter and Dil had trouble conceiving (unlike me) and experienced miscarriages prior. I had my first born when I was 20 and my last born when I was 45, so your daughter has plenty of time to give you lots of Grands!

    Dragon, how strange. I will have to try oud and udo the next time that I get duo. I use a Kindle although I have an iPhone, I prefer the larger screen with my old eyes. Why wouldn't they use the same dictionary for everyone? Very strange.

    Good night. Up way too late.

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    Yay! Congrats to Shell and Jeff. So happy someone synched as we were unlucky last night.

    PN, So exciting to have your son and grandchildren so very close by.

    I miss my fellow chatters but am thus far enjoying a pleasant game with HMM. He/she seems extremely polite. Caught up to me last night and then only passed me by a few points. Let me sleep in extremely late today. Perhaps I can actually make my pasties for my brothers and dad this weekend.

    Good luck to all with the upcoming sync.

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    WSW, So sorry, I sometimes get you and PN mixed up. I think you are both in the same time zone. Or is British Columbia in another time zone?

    Dragon, too bad. I was hoping it was you. HMM ...

    I hope some of you sync tomorrow. So strange that none of us did tonight. I hope my dream didn't come true. Lol.

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    Haven't heard from Shell yet and she set up this time, so perhaps she synced with Dragon or Jeff.

    WSW, where do you live again? Didn't you say your son and grands are moving into your carriage house? How exciting to have them so close!

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    I didn't sync with anyone. Strange. I had a dream last night that this happened due to the update. I didn't do anything different than the last times, so strange.

    Manco, I am in Michigan.

    I also was wondering if HMM might be Dragon. Lol.

    In 1st but only scored a little over 600 in the first hour (with lots of hints). Playing between talking to my DIL who underwent a 4 hour hysterectomy tonight in AZ.

    Good luck to all tomorrow.

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    Charlie, I have managed over 14k in a tournament but quite sure I put in twice as many hours as Laura Christina.

    Almost time to try to sync. Happy I may be able to see Laura Christina in action as she is twice as fast as I. Plus it is getting late in the EST zone and I have had my fair share of vino.

    Ready, set, go!

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    Oops, when I tried to press on Game Chat, my finger landed on Flag this idea as inappropriate! So sorry!!!

    Jeff, good speed for you and Shell. Thanks for the update.

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    WSW, haha.

    Amy, thanks for the stats.

    Shell, Love your "syncers crossed!"

    Good luck to everyone. Hope to see some of you tonight.

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    Great idea, Shell.

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    Shell, Yes, it is. Sounds great. Feel free to pass me by when I go to sleep. I won't be staying up as late as last time! I'll make it up when you're sleeping if we manage to sync.

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    Shell, I will try to sync with you Friday night 10:05 Eastern. Looks like there are plenty of others to sync on Saturday. Love playing with Australia!

    Lyn, it is a small world! I love the British and Aussie accents. Your daughter could always move to FL where it is always warm. I lived there for 5 years and loved the warmth. The hurricanes not so much.

    Charlie, no problem. This forum gets pretty busy these days.

    Manco, totally agree with you and Charlie. Love this group.

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    Cheryl, I wish you a speedy recovery.

    Lyn, you are in the UK, correct? I used to work for a company headquartered in the Manchester area. Visited a couple of times and made many British friends. Enjoy your oven. Yum. Shortbread!

    Charlie, I had heard about all of the snow in MN and am happy you weren't buried in a snowdrift! We haven't had much in lower MI but the UP is making up for it.

    WSW, if I can hold out until 2:58 EST Saturday, I will try to sync unless anyone wants to try for Friday.

    Thanks to all for their well wishes. So much to do and no time to be sick!

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    Welcome back, Charlie. You were missed and some of us were worried about you. Happy you enjoyed the time with your grandchildren. I can relate to missing them when they live out of town.

    Dragon, welcome! I enjoyed reading your posts and happy you were able to sync.

    Totally agree with Charlie, WSW, Sapphire, Shell, PN and Katz. I love this group! We can do without the "trolls" like Sera. I missed syncing with you all this past weekend. I think that I am back to the land of the living. Perhaps this next weekend.

    I have no doubt that Laura Christina reached 14k+. I have reached that score but had to put in many more hours than she as I am not nearly as fast as she is.

    Hope to sync with some of you this weekend!

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    Important! I started feeling a little better tonight so asked my husband if he wanted to try to sync in In Bloom. Neither of us had started a puzzle yet so we both went to a new puzzle and swiped a word and released the last letter at the same time (our own sync time). It worked! Now, we are in the same tourney and he's trying to catch up to me. Still not 100 percent but wanted you all to know that it looks like syncing will work no matter when you start a puzzle. The key is to release the last letter at the exact sync time. Good luck to all.

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    It sounds like the only people that said they were going to sync and haven't responded yet are Paddling Nana and Laura Christina. That would be quite a show!

    Cheryl, that has not happened to me. Very odd. If I understand you correctly, you plan on starting the puzzle tomorrow a few minutes prior to sync time. I don't believe that will work. I was thinking that I would do the same thing tomorrow if I feel better but the puzzle had to have been started prior to the start time of the tournament. 2:00 pm PST today.

    Thanks to all for their well wishes. Strange stomach virus that hit me at around midnight last night.

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    I came down with some kind of bug last night and do not feel well so I doubt that I will sync. Darn, would have loved to see PN in action. I will be checking in.

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    I think it's the luck of the draw whether you sync or not. Probably depends on the server. I use the same time and the same method each time. Sometimes I sync, other times not. Also, probably depends on how many people are already in the tournament. Hope to see some of you tomorrow. If we do sync, I won't be doing much on Sunday.

    Jeff and PN, that is great about your tie and nice to know that the first person to reach 1st gets the big payout! Lol.
    Jeff, that's a lot of snow! Glad you managed to dig out. We have only had one big snow here in lower MI but the Upper Peninsula has been blasted, as usual.

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    WSW, thanks for your response. You are correct about the Masters level. I currently am about level 3700 so it makes sense the butterflies ceased around level 3500. They make In Bloom less tedious but that explains it. Do you know if the levels are endless as in Wordscapes or should I be prepared to have to delete and reinstall, thus lose my accumulated coins?

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    Welcome, Jacqkats!

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    Manco, Wordsmithwick and Cheryl, hope to see you on Friday. I have other devices but prefer the larger screen on my Kindle so only use it for these games.

    Amy and Manco, I guess ravel and unravel do have the same definition. How strange is the English language.

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    WSW, wow! You are too funny about WAA. I will also try to sync Friday 6:03 EST. I have a couple of questions about In Bloom. First, is there a maximum number of levels? Secondly, why do I no longer see butterflies? I really liked that feature.

    Also, I noticed some of you posting your level in Wordscapes. I am currently at 16,608.

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    WSW, his name is John and mine is Judy. Thanks again for the prayers.

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