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    He was not in my individual tourney, so can't say with 100% certainty.

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    WPI; player name Ray.

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    Anon- A player on a team opposing us in this weekend's tourney scored 41k.

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    I'll take "Loquacity" for 2000, Alex!

    A: A group of ostensibly disparate personalities, some affable, others bellicose.

    Q: What is Anon?

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    It was a good comeback :)

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    Oh dear, Anon. The proverbial pot calling the kettle black. You must be running yourself absolutely ragged, not only playing the same game during the weekend but throughout the entire week as well, with the same group of friends! Cheers and have "fun"?

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    As unpopular as this post is, I miss Anon.

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    Lol, miss you Mugsy. :)

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    Anon- "xyz"? Why the edit?

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    Manco has a stalker, lolz.

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    Abby- You would make a great missionary! Somewhere where there is no internet access.

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    Gareth- I'm guessing you're Team Irish? Good luck and go get 'em! :)

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    RWalsh- Please take care of yourself and get some rest! :)
    Rusty- It will be interesting to see if the number of complaints goes down.

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    Manco, I find myself counting the days, lolz

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    Where's Walshi?

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    Ugh.

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    Anonymous- I don't knit... yet. Stay well!

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    Atta boy !

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    Just give yourself a name and admit you love us.

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    Well, that made no sense, as usual...

    *yawn*

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    Guffaw!

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    I feel sorry for all the "anonymouses," thinking their comments are witty, or different. I guess they don't realize this happens every weekend, ad nauseam.
    It's nice of you two- and people like RWalsh- to try to enlighten them, but really, why bother?
    *yawn*

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    UMB- Please stop talking of a free toaster!

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    I'm pretty sure umadbro exhausted this entire subject.

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    Thanks for watching out for "genuine players," bro.

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    Bro, Shrove Tuesday isn't until the 25th, so I guess you're getting a head start. You probably won't see this post being as how you left like a month ago

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    Lol at all of these comments

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    I just checked my pockets, and it's all I've got! :)

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    Now you do. You're an interesting fella, bro

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    Did you know that "subbookkeeper" is the only word with four double letters in a row?

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    snarky

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    I ain't mad, bro... troll away

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    WSW- Thank YOU! I don't want to be the spelling cop, but I'm glad SOMEONE is, and at the right time. :)

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    Marezydoats- I think In Bloom is kind of boring. It gave me a 4-letter word @ level 900, and I was none too pleased.

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    Just quit that Dragon dictionary with your bad self.

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    ... but I have to agree about the same words being repeated over and over and over :)

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    Jacqkats, Jaxkatz, (fill in your own word here)...
    I don't care if you have a chip on your shoulder. I have a sinkhole in mine.
    I have to agree with WSW; a lot of your remarks have been inflammatory. Why do you do that? In this group, you don't need to prove anything.

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    You are all so silly. Merry solstice!!

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    Dragon- Yes, come join the chat forum! Or... just lurk if you'd like; at least we know you're around. ;)

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    Jacqkats- I also have the chat bookmarked on my desktop (as per Sapphire's method). If I comment, I do it from there.
    On my son's tablet (where I play), from the game itself I use Opal's method: Settings (the little gear thingy in the top left corner)/Support/Feedback Forum/Game chat.
    From my phone, I just tell Google "Wordscapes chat for people who love the game," and it pops right up as the first choice. :)

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    Omg, Jacqkats, I laughed so much

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    PN: I am still playing with the annoying ads, too!

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    Just for grins and giggles, I looked into the number of people employed by PeopleFun. According to Glassdoor, they are in the 1-50 range, although I would think that number is considerably less than the reality. Then again, you don't need much in the company of genii.
    With that in mind, and the statistics provided by Charlie and others, I doubt that PF would or could place an intern in every available tournament. Even in the top 10-20 tournaments, I'm not sure that would generate a lot of revenue; I doubt that those successful people need to do much "purchasing" of hints. Just sayin'.

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    Buffy- I see that Alpha Go is available on Netflix. It should be great fun for me to watch, because my older son used to beat me at Go all the time when he was a teenager! But I don't feel too badly about it: He is now an electrical engineer working for Amazon, on their satellites and stuff (he could never beat me at Scrabble though!). :D

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    Buffy- No, I haven't, but I will definitely look for it. Thanks! :)

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    I think this is something that Charlie discovered but never mentioned, due to his integrity: There is a "cheat" program for Wordscapes that uses a bot. Who would ever find any satisfaction in using a program like that? It's just a silly game! :)

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    Nila- I scored over 10,000 once, too, but I played so much that weekend! I didn't have a ton of coins then, so I was feeling super-competitive. Happy to say I now just play this game for the fun it provides when I have a little time. :)

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    I've never played a tourney in airplane mode, but I have been passed a couple of times by people who were, near the end of the game. I admit I was a little upset, because it did take some of the fun out of the competition.

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    :)

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    Congratulations to Juggernaut for your relatively smooth transition from a potential nightmare. I'm sure many other teams in the same predicament will follow your lead. Sounds like a good day for democracy, and I'm certain ET1 will make a wonderful leader. Lots of great people on your team! :)

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    Lol

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    Meanwhile, it's all fun and love at PNG. Just sayin'!

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    Hang in there, starcommanda! <3

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    Tippytoes- If someone happens to be on more than one device, they are able to roam freely. Hope that helps.

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    What Mugsy said.

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    Tippytoes- It is either "by request" or "anyone."

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    Chef- Thanks for that info... very enlightening! :)

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    WSW is like the Donald Trump of Wordscapes, lol.

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    PS: Rocky, it's always good to hear from you and I hope you are doing well! :)

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    Sorry, but what is up with people complaining about negativity after posting such negative comments? My laugh for the day.

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    Lol

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    So my name is a meme! Who cares? :'(

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    So I had an epiphany! So what?

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    Ahem! Present Karen!

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    No one can spell "Anonymouses" because it's not a real word. Woah! That means there's only one. The dictionary doesn't lie.

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    Thanks for looking out for the seniors, Anon

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    Is that some kind of weird clickbait? It's okay if it is.

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    Holy smokes!

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    Lalls!

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    ... asking for a friend...

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    Anon. don't you ever at least edit your posts?

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    What a cut-up that Team Leader is.

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    All the drama is here on uservoice, lol. :)

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    Charlie- Doofus never took her grievances public, the way you and I have. We will miss you on the chat! xo

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    Good game, Juggs! What Manco said! :)

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    MZD- You haven't even been around so bark at the moon.
    Tired of all this sanctimonious stuff. Own yourselves.

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    Dream on

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    WSW- I'm just going to come right out and say it: You are the reason Juggs fell apart! Shame on you!

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    Tostig- A lot of people are seeing it; it's something new! Won't affect the weekend tournaments.

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    Looking forward to the weekend! Hi, Mugsy! :)

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    Lol, Mugsy! :)

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    Many thanks to LCW and Kamuela! :)

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    PS Manco-- You all are most definitely NOT personae non gratae, and I hope you will consider returning at some point in the future? :)

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    Manco- Mugsy was half asleep. but closed the group and smoothed things out in an instant, with no repercussions. I'm going to honor Inks' request and stick around Juggernaut for a couple of weeks. I miss you and everyone else on your team! :'( xo

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    Doofus! Why did you leave?! Please come back to the team!! :'(

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    Rift! So good to hear from you!
    First and foremost, wishing you and yours lots of love and healing. You will be in everyone's thoughts. Stay calm and sing!
    When you are ready, we really need you on our team! It's not complete without you. :)

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    Harm- I agree with you, 100%! No reason to be dropping in and out Team members that aren't able to participate much on any given weekend should feel confident in the fact that others won't mind "picking up the slack." That's what teams are all about! :)

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    I have to agree that the most appealing aspect of the team is that we all get to play TOGETHER; not only that, but we get to chat with one another while doing so, without having to sync (with all the challenges that entails), or having to come here to the forum to leave comments, which can get rather laborious! The whole process has been streamlined for everyone, and I am really happy with how well it all works. Because this is only the second week of teams, we're still going through growing pains. It's likely that almost all of us have put our best efforts into that awe-inspiring score, and as Dragon said, there will be weeks where all aren't able to participate, or maybe just need a rest. I'm anxious to see what teams we're up against next weekend. Again WSW, thank you so much for all the effort you've put into the whole shebang! :)

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    Doofus- Just gutted over the news about Jeff. God bless him :'(

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    LCW- At the bottom-left of the CHAT screen, there is a button that says REQUEST HELP. If you click on that, a popup will appear for everyone else that says "'x' requested help." When five people send help, you earn one hint per your request. No one knows if there's a limit on how many "helps" you can give, but you get a coin when you give help.

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    LCW- Wishing them all a very speedy recovery!

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    Very sorry to hear that, Mugsy Bar. :'(

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    Hmm...

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    Was feeling so sleepy till that earthquake.

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    Very good to know, Shell
    Btw, it's also good to know where "ShallSee" comes from... finally! :)

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    Elizabeth/Abby/Kelsey: Seems to me you know how to change your name just fine. What's up?

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    My internet was out due to a car accident down the street and was just now restored. I missed out on everything! :(
    Have fun, everyone!

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    tá mo bhrionglóid sásta

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    That's pretty deep, ninja

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    Your bases are belong to us.

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    I'll admit though, homework is okay when bored with sheltering in place.

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    Oh, c'mon! Now I have to translate messages?
    It's like doing homework.
    Kim jesteście ludzie, lol. :)

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    PN- Your presence here has been greatly missed! Hope you and yours are staying well!
    I agree about the trolls; some are harder to spot.

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    Lol, Dragon!
    Your prize is either a lite beer or a cuppa decaf! :)

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    WSW- As I've always said, I love seeing the evolution of ideas. It is sad that the trolls have brought us to this, but the ingenuity of the folks here has managed to keep us a few steps ahead! :)

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    WSW and Dragon- Thanks for your efforts toward sync situations... and condiment conundrums, lol! :)

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    We're just here for a friendly little game.

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    A couple of Alice in Wonderland quotes have come to mind:
    “One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.”
    But also:
    “Curiouser and curiouser!”

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    It was never my intent to come here and talk about my aching bones! :)

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    Charlie- I'm just beginning to try a chiropractor; trying to take a holistic view.
    Thanks for suggesting acupuncture.
    Unfortunately. my chiropractor is canceling all appointments (I've only seen him once!)
    I'll be fine! :)

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    Dragon- I've done all I can to shelter in place already. All of my doctor's appointments have been canceled. The earliest I can see a pain management specialist is May 5th. It's all pretty bad...

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    You, too

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    Re: "sup": All your base are belong to us
    Have a great week, everyone! :)

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    MZD- When I was little, I got so annoyed with all the adults' talk about their backaches. That one sure came back to bite me in the behind!
    Congrats to all the syncers! :D

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    kk

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    Go away, trollsup. You're too good for us.

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    Lol, MZD. Maybe Shell has one? I've discouraged my sons since time immemorial against them, but they can do whatever they want, of course! :)

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    Shell- I hope you and docronnie are synccessful! I was at our small local market earlier, and I just couldn't believe the crowd and the empty shelves! Was definitely a first. It's cold and rainy here.

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    Abby- "Life Outside Wordscapes."

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    Where is everyone this weekend? Hopefully enjoying LOW! :)

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    Jimm- Your best hope for that problem is to contact People Fun directly. :)

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    Docronnie- Yes! Quite a few words have been added (and at least one subtracted) since I started playing; "Elan" is the first word that comes to mind.

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    If WS is including more bonus words now, I'm going to have to retrain my brain to stop automatically skipping words that haven't worked in the past. *sigh

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    Mugsy Bar- DEBRIS has always been one of my highest-scoring words, along with ESCROW (which maybe had less). I was surprised when bis and sib worked, and that was some time ago. :)

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    I said I just dropped in...

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    I'm still trying to decide if I will delete the apostrophe or not... Oh, okay, I will! Good to hear from you on a weekday, MZD! :)

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    Amen

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    Shell- I just don't understand the panic, although I am older and the flu can take a toll on me. People can get so crazy in the midst of a seeming crisis.
    Good thing, Mooshy! :D

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    I like it more than "shroom." ;)

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    It is, "moosh"! And I'm always game to hear about your slang, too, Shell! :)

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    Hmm... don't know why I can't post a definition; will try again! https://www.yourdictionary.com/crickets

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    Lol, Doofus

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    Oh, Shell- Crickets is a word we use over here to relate to silence... like when you're sitting out on the front porch and all you hear are the crickets. They have a "song" which you can usually hear if there's nothing else going on. Very low on the food chain.

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    Right, everyone? *crickets

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    Shell- The crickets seem to be gone!

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    Doofus- What was St. George thinking? I guess he never played in a WS tourney.

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    I will seriously judge the Dragon if he eats even one bite of chicken.

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    Shell- Absolutely, and of course! Very skillful and glad you didn't step on moosh, lol

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    I have to admit,
    James Veitch's videos were pretty funny!

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    Manco- Back at you :D

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    MZD- ur rite! :D

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    Congrats to the CHAT7! Wonderful to read all the updates! :)

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    And Dragon, you all better stop jumping up and down on that fault line! :)

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    I am an earthquake cop, lolz.

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    Dragon- You're right, according to USGS

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    Nice little earthquake just now. :)

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    Okay, well I'm just back to being katz again now. :)

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    Charlie- I already tried a failed sync attempt earlier today. That's okay, because I'm super worn-out anyway! Maybe I will be able to hold second place in the tourney I'm in... Katz

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    My crown was also recently updated, to opulent.

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    MZD & WSW- Thinking of you both... and WSW hoping for the best possible outcome for your mom with her appointment today. xo

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    I also like the once a month idea. Weekends are usually pretty busy! :)

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    Charlie- I am just whining, too. Must be a chick thing, lol
    PS: I'm pretty sure Harm is a female, although you can never be too careful these days, right, Manco? :)

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    Charlie- I have my son's Samsung tablet, which he has pretty much given over to me.
    I would really like to have the Safari feature, after the crown letdown.

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    Doofus- I've tried to sync after the tourney start time by releasing the last letter of the first word, and also by releasing the the last letter of the last word at the correct time. Neither way worked for me, but Opal had success with one of those methods. I hope she will comment!

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    Lol, Charlie- Okay, I will work on it! :)

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    Harm- Didn't you mention that you had paid to get rid of ads during the Epic Sync? I was wondering if you noticed a significant change in scoring. I still have them, and it seems so hit-and-miss... one week, they appear after practically every puzzle, and seem long in duration. Next week, they seem less frequent and a bit shorter. I'm still debating the issue after many moons, lol. :)

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    I had no idea, either.

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    Waah! I didn't get to see anyone else's crowns after the tally! All I got was "Congratulations. You won the "scarlet crown."

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    Charlie- I edited the list! Thanks!

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    Ruffian- Congrats on 10k!
    What a fun tourney this was!

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    Oh, Charlie! You're right! How could I forget Ruffian, my fellow namesake? I knew I would miss someone or two.
    As for the capital letter, thank you. It's just a habit! :)

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    Manco- Sure do!
    Sapphire- I will try for 6k with you, I just didn't want to pass Charlie! :)

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    [edit] So as far as I can discern, there were "15" of us in this tourney:
    EC
    Manco
    Dragon
    Ruffian
    Doofus
    Harm
    Charlie
    katz
    Sapphire
    PN
    Rift
    Jeff
    Opal
    Shell
    WSW
    Like everyone else, I'm surprised we all managed to get in the same group! Wish Mugsy, Cheryl and Zan could have joined! Way to go, Chatsters!! :)

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    Harm- Yes that's EC; she has been at the top for most of the game. Jeff is down the list as J_recovered.
    It's been so much fun to be a part of this epic sync!
    Go, Charlie! :)

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    Indeedy! :D

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    You're so weird, lol

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    Oh, that word has been around for some time, and I'm sure we can't use it.

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    Charlie- I have a cat for that! :)

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    Opal- Yes, I have crowns. I know PN didn't get them for a long time, so I figure I'll get the standings (and maybe even the safari?) in due time!

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    ... and maybe I never will! I Have FOMO over this whole thing, lolz

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    docronnie- I am in the US and I haven't gotten that feature yet, either. Build 1008

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    Charlie- Agreed! :)

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    I have trouble getting up that early on a Saturday morning, but I will try my best! :)

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    Ruffian- Ugh... that's exactly what I've been doing all day. Cheers! :)

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    Shell- I think this will be the last chance to get crown points for the winter season. The next season starts March 1st, and that will be Sunday. Just my guess.
    Welcome Jason, and welcome back Charlie!!
    I'm still not seeing any signs of safaris or 1-2-3s. Boo!

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    Shell- You always make me laugh! :)

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    Dragon- I remember! It was fun reading about that sync here on this forum. I thought I'd die laughing when you changed your name to "SheilaorBruce." and she changed hers to SoB. Still makes me lol!

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    Heehee! :)

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    Dragon- It's your own fault for "impersonating" Manco the other day, lol

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    MZD- I laughed when I saw that "corona" was one of your puzzle words! Shell told you to think of the beer, lol... I thought of crowns! :D

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    Sapphire & Jeff- You beat some astronomical odds with that one! Wow!!

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    Right back atcha, Manco! :)

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    IMHO- This Golden Goose and the little Golden Eggs are experts on dealing with adversity. :)

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    Doofus- I just want to let you know what a joy it is to have you here! You're not a fool at all! I've been following that person's posts for a little while, and responded to one back in January by addressing Maria by her first name. She had posted an item that I truly liked.
    She's been through a few name-changes (last week, she was "a wordscapes player"). It doesn't take a technological wizard to figure these things out, and just knowing how to click on the name in blue letters at the beginning of anyone's post is 80% of it.
    It's wise not to trust all you see on the internet, and the challenge is not to become too jaded. ;)
    You've been like a breath of fresh air here, and you've brought back some much-needed positivity. I hope you'll stay!
    PS: EC isn't letting a thing like that get to her; neither should we! :)

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    Dragon- Will do! I'm going to wait until tomorrow... new day, fresh attitude!

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    Dragon- I got it, too. Hope that's okay! :)

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    Unbelievable. I'm at a loss for words.

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    :D

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    Zan- I don't think anyone here understands the concept of cheats!
    Doofus- You're right! It seems like it's always something! :)

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    Sounds idyllic, Dragon! Have fun!

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    Aah, that's too bad.

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    Heh, your brilliance points "stall"? Heh.

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    In the results of my tourney, the two people that had silver crowns showing now and then throughout the game had nothing at the end. The person in #2 had a crown w/a ruby at the end. So confusing...

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    Congrats, Jeff and Sapphire... and Mugsy!

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    Hi, Poggie! :)

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    Seven of two days! That is some real dedication on the part of people helping. I raised a little fawn once, and she was a handful! :)

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    Go, puppies! :)

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    Zan- Same here! Saw the other crowns for awhile, and then they were gone. It's so sporadic, it's hard to tell if they'll be there from one minute to the next!

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    CK-P- Hope you feel better soon! :)

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    WSW- On the other hand, I am envious of you getting to spend time playing with your mom and nephew. Sounds like so much fun! :)

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    Dragon- Don't be envious! I'm sure it's just another ploy to distract us from the fact that the coins for first place have been reduced from 2,000 to 1,000. Hey, look! A squirrel! Lolz

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    Opal- That is an amazing accomplishment... I am in total awe of you! I still don't have the standings feature, but as far as I'm concerned, you are #1 in the world! :)
    It looks like I'll get one ruby in my crown this week, nearing two.
    Jeff- It's good to see you and Shell back! Hopefully, we've seen the end of "As the Words Turn"! :D
    Manco- I love your political correctness. Reminds me of "It's Pat!" on the old SNL.

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    Sapphire- I would investigate whatsapp. Cheers! :)

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    Why even comment?

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    Dear Doofus: No politics, no religion, no divisive anything. :)

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    IMHO- Everyone has broken all of the subtle rules laid out in this thread. I guess subtlety is dead, although I've suspected it for quite some time. :)

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    WSW- Don't you understand that that was a political comment right there? I don't like Facebook.

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    Oh, Sapphire... this site just won't be the same without you, Shell and Amy. I'm feeling a little broken-hearted on this Valentine's day.
    Still no sign here (build 1008) of standings or safaris. I'll wait.
    As Elizabeth said, love you all! <3

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    Mugsy- 9 of 12 doesn't seem too bad? I don't know, because I haven't seen it. Glad you're back again! :)

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    Dragon- I just kept my eyes closed. It was really interesting talking with the tech about orientation of hydrogen atoms and radio waves and stuff! :)

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    Aah, WSW- You have a point.
    I love Wednesday nights on KPBS; NOVA is doing a show on canine DNA and why they love us. Nature is doing an episode on Florida. :)

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    I feel it is my duty to get in comment #5150

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    Oh, Manco... I miss the days when you bought a pack of Crackerjacks, and got those tiny awls and little vials of hemlock. :)

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    I think Manco and I must be the only two that can't view standings yet. But PN just started seeing the crowns, so it might take awhile. Patience is a virtue!
    No safari here, either. Sounds like fun! :)
    As an aside, I just had two MRIs done for the first time; feel like I just stumbled out of a really bad EDM concert.

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    Doofus- I had the exact same issue with In Bloom. I sent an email to PeopleFun, and at first, they sent me a generic reply with links to latest bugs and fixes. I wrote back saying none of those links addressed the problem. They actually responded on New Year's Day, saying "Have you tried playing the game in airplane mode to see if it helps the issue?" I wrote back, telling them I had tried that, and that it didn't work. Never heard from them again. I wound up uninstalling In Bloom and starting all over. I didn't care too much, because I like WS more than IB. I would probably be pretty upset if it happened here!
    I really liked your idea of a flashing green light that says "Click to fix," though! :)
    Zan- I think if Dragon/Goat hadn't been running a fever, he may have been able to score a million points in a day, lolz.

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    Congrats to CHAT5 and ALL the winners!
    And Dragon, that score is beyond impressive!!

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    No denying the threat of a landshark! Opal- You are on my dream team, as well. :)

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    You all are so weird, but I just love y'all

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    Valzheimer: I'm pretty sure we're all nuts. :)

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    Dragon... no, no I don't have to deal with the piggy bank. It's the dictionary that bothers me, and the ads, of course. :)

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    Dragon- Umm.. no?
    I sincerely thought it was a Jeff-style 30-minute timed competition.
    I never get the feeling that I need Facebook.
    Creating an anonymous (as close as it gets) account on FB entails a burner email, and I'm just not in the mood.

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    I've always been told I'm full of excuses, tho

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    Wha...? A couple minutes makes a tremendous difference, especially if you have ads and a lame dictionary! :)

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    Ugh... I wasn't ready. Good luck, you two! :)

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    Opal, I am in PST. :)

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    Seven minutes, then?

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    *just imagined Dragon cycling down the road powering his phone like those crank batteries*

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    Manco, according to other posts on this forum, you'll lose everything unless you've connected with Facebook.

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    Opal- Just to clarify: You're saying that we will commence in 75 minutes. I feel silly tonight!

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    Heh! The generic 8:00? I'm not sure if I just missed it, or if it isn't happening until tomorrow when the clock runs down to 8:00? Or if I still have 1 1/2 hours to go. I'm soo confused, lol. :)

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    If Opal and Dragon pick a time that we can see here, I might secretly sprint against them! :)

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    WSW- Did you say Jeff? Yay!

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    I don't see any sign of a "1-2-3" or brilliance ranking, either. However, this is the first weekend that I've noticed crowns that stay over people's names. In my tourney, there are two golds and a silver.

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    Does this mean that no one wants to hear about my flat-earth theories? :P

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    You know, roadrunners are considered to be good luck in these parts, according to the indigenous people. Some say they run in figure-eights.

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    Yay! Dragon's back! *happy dance*

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    PN- Hellz, yeah! :)

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    Doofus- You're incredibly "undense." That's exactly what it means! :)

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    I also thought PN's "hack" was a genius moment. As I've said before, I just love to see the evolution of ideas! :)

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    Opal- I noticed PN's new accent, too! :D

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    Thanks, you guys. I'll remember today for the rest of my life, I'm sure. :)
    WSW- Your comment reminded me of something my brother said to me just before he passed: "Don't go off the deep end." I told him I was a good swimmer, and you are, too. xo

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    Doofus- Speaking of paying it forward, my opportunity came today, and it's only Monday! I was at the grocery store, and there was a young mom ahead of me in line that didn't have quite enough for the things she was purchasing. She had two little kids in tow (around 4 and 6 yo), and she started to take things off of her order, one of which was ice cream. Her deficit was a little over $10, so I told the cashier I would make up the difference... babies gotta have their ice cream! She was so grateful- almost embarrassingly so- and I told her that some friends and I are paying it forward this week, and the only thanks I needed was for her to do the same someday, if at all possible. The magical thing to me is that sometimes, when we put a thought like that out into the universe, the opportunity presents itself so quickly!! :)

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    Opal- That happens to me sometimes when I access the forum from my phone... never on the desktop, though.

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    Oh, Opal... you're probably right! :)

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    Maybe we should all try to pay it forward a little this week! :)
    That would be a fun project.

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    WSW- All my life I figured He looks a little like Willie Nelson.

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    PS: GoTribe sounds like one of us! :)

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    I woke up in the middle of the night last night, and thought it would be a good time to join the tourney, being as how everyone was sleepy. Boy, was I wrong! I got up to about 350 points in my delirium, and it seemed safe for the moment.
    When I joined in again today, there were people that had passed me by 3,000 or more points! So I have slogged along to at least get into the top four. It's going to take a lot of effort to catch #1. I am determined! :)

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    Hi, all!
    Have I missed anything? :P
    PN- Much respect for you.
    Good luck to all trying to sync this weekend! And to everyone else! :)

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    :)

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    WSW- Sending up prayers for you and your boy.
    CHAT3- Those are some epic scores!
    Sapphire and Doofus- I watched the Grammys last night, and thought it was one of the best shows they'd put on in years. So surreal to me that they managed to accomplish something that uplifting in the "house that Kobe built." Wow. Alicia Keys is definitely a class act.

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    Thanks, Shell

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    MZD- I can hardly to this day bring myself to think about it.

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    I'm going to take this opportunity to remember my very good friend- Robin Sloan, and her daughter Jennifer (knew her since she was born!). They were both lost in the Cedar Fire here in San Diego in 2003.

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    Amy- Yes! That just about sums it up! :)

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    Shell- I have a good friend from Australia, and the first time she mentioned "budgie smugglers" I thought I would die laughing!

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    I love Roger Miller, though.

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    Umm... no, MZD. That was Rolf Harris's "Tie Me Kangaroo Down." He has been the subject of some discussion here.

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    Tony- Most of us add "CHAT_" to our names.
    Charlie- Your sense of humor has been even more on point than usual lately! :D

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    Woot? I have a golden crown and the teams I wanted to see in the Super Bowl will be there! It's been a good day! :)

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    Getting down to the wire... hope everyone places where they wanted to!

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    Dragon- Please keep spilling all beans! :D

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    Silverstar- Agreed Too bad PF has changed the reward to a pittance without explaining how the crowns will work.

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    *what Jeff said

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    Manco- Yes! I've been seeing a sprinkling of new words. Happy about that! :)

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    Really happy to see synccess for both Charlie and Manco! :)
    When I first started my tourney I noticed two other people with silver crowns, but they disappeared after a little while. The top prize is still 2,000 for me.
    Laura Christina- I'm so sorry to read about your kitty cat. :'(

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    Lol, Tony... it happens to all of us! :)

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    No, Tony. That is incorrect. 7:35 PST is 10:35 EST.

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    Congrats on that, Sapphire!

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    We're all brilliant

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    Pamela- No.

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    WSW- Seems the ratio/brilliance points are always 4.5 or somethingish.

    Yes, I said "somethingish!" :D

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    Inks- Thinking of you xo

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    Oh, snap! :D

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    PS: Finding a good doctor is like finding a good mechanic! It's not easy, but there are some of them out there! :)

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    I swear, Dragon... You get all the advantages between your dictionary and your 50 coin hints (pretty sure most everyone else pays at least 100). :)
    I didn't happen to notice the price of hints in the last tourney (but certain it hasn't gone down to 50!), but I won 2,000 coins and a 50-point crown.

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    Sapphire- I hope you'll be free of pain sometime soon. I know how it is.

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    Nothing lost here :)

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    PN- Unfortunately, from what I've seen, if you set up an account through gmail or hotmail, your account will still be used by FB through former accounts. I'm still trying to figure it out.

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    Dragon- Please stop... checking the crown meter. I'm about to die laughing over heah!

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    Just can't stop laughing about "crown lust."

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    PS: Amy, have a safe trip. UCLA renders such great care; they cured my SIL of breast cancer.

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    Aww, EC! Hope you had a refreshing walk! I would need one, too!
    Like Amy, I haven't had time to set up a fake Facebook account. My kids deleted theirs, and encouraged me to do the same. It is rather staggering when you realize how much data they collect. I've been looking into ways to set up an anonymous account that will limit their data collection. It will be a somewhat involved process, but I've been learning a lot, and this dog (or katz) is always up for learning new tricks- so thanks, PN, for that!! :)

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    Cheryl- Congrats on obtaining a crown! :)

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    Yes

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    Opal- Wonderful news!!
    I'd never tried to change my avatar before, but when I did, I clicked on the androgynous icon on the bottom-left and changed it from there.

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    Oh, Manco... I admire you ;

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    TonyG- knew you'd get it

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    "To," "of," or "with." That is the question.

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    I was wondering about how everyone else had their avatar at the bottom-lower-left, while mine was still showing up as the androgynous silhouette. Then I realized I'd never changed my av from the one that PF had assigned me (mushroom). I changed it to the little crescent moon, and now that's the one that shows on the bottom left.
    Reminds me of the days when there were no-names listed in the tourney. When I first started playing the game and had not chosen a player name, I also appeared as a no-name. Haven't seen any of those lately, though.

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    I've never seen "ending" before.

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    Weird... I placed 1st, don't see a crown, but it looks like I won 2,000 coins in spite of being told top prize was 1,000.

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    Cheryl- So good to see that you have lots of loving support! :)

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    EC- Some years back, I owned a Gymkhana champion barrel-racer named "Buddy" (Clabber D). He was so fast! I miss those days.

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    Dragon- I started my game late yesterday, and I also have a comfortable 2,000+ point lead. If that means we will be awarded a 50-point crown then you're right, it will be tougher to play incognito! :)

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    Hoping for a Seahawks win! :)

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    Hugs (((PN)))

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    My guess is that if you "place" in a tourney, your crown meter will move up accordingly.

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    LCW- Please tell us the name of the engrossing movie? I'm always up for recommendations! :)
    My youngest took me to see "Uncut Gems" as a kind of Christmas present. I would've never chosen it on my own, because I'm not a huge Adam Sandler fan. It turned out to be really intense; one of the best movies I've seen in a while.

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    Oh! I've always gone to settings to change my profile, anyway.

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    Wow, Opal... if there are no longer in-game name-changes, PF is letting a lot of air out of our respective balloons. :(

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    Congrats, Amy and Sapphire!

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    Warm welcome to silverstar. As Sapphire said, it would be nice to distinguish you from other anonymouses (anonymousi? Nah.) :)

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    Ruffian- I won't know about the coin reward until tomorrow. Not ready to enter the tourney yet.

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    Ugh... I hope we haven't been demoted to 1,000 coins for first place like In Bloom.

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    Manco- If I'm reading you right, you need to complete all the words (except for one) BEFORE THE TOURNEY STARTS in your time zone. Then at sync time, have your last word ready to go and release the last letter at the agreed-upon time.

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    Inks- At 8 lbs. at that gestation, he was just being kind, lol! My kids were weirdly healthy; no hyaline membrane problems or anything like that. They were just little.

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    Manco- Like Inks, both of my 6'+ and healthy, intelligent sons were NICU babies, born at 30 weeks (4#4oz and 3#13 oz). I'll always be indebted to their nurses for the loving care they gave to my kids.

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    Hi, everyone! Not to belabor the issue, but I wish to clarify the comment I made about sharing new words!
    I didn't mean bonus words at all; I love seeing new and unusual words that we happen across, and words that are (or are not) accepted.
    There are so few new 7-letter words, and those are the ones that I was asking everyone to provide a spoiler alert for. I'm so sorry if I created any kind of confusion or resentment! I will try to be more concise in the future, promise!
    Wishing everyone plenty of synccess, and best of luck in the tourney!
    I think I will try for a quiet time this weekend, due to my curiosity about the crown thing. Really looking forward to results and comments. :)

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    Figured I'd peek in here one more time tonight before going to bed, and I just couldn't help myself WSW, I had to look.
    And now I can't stop laughing!
    I'm like lots of others here in that I'd never be able to stay "cloaked" for more than a minute, but if I could, I would choose the name JoeSchmo! :D

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    Amen to that, WSW! :)
    The "Crown Collection" doesn't seem to be level based.

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    TonyG- I don't know. I tried to google Wordscapes Crown Collection and saw a brief mention of "Upcoming crowns feature; New holiday backgrounds; New way to share your tourney results." I'm really excited to see that there are new PF projects in the works!
    Have fun in Seattle, Sapphire! Sounds like a great trip. I hope to be up there come spring or summer! :)

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    Has everyone seen the message on the startup screen that says something like, "Compete in the tournaments to begin your Crown Collection-Winter"? It's exciting to think PeopleFun has added a new element to the game!! :)

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    Wishing everyone all the best in the coming year and decade! :D

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    Just catching up on the weekend's posts.
    Opal- So glad to read about your hubby! :)
    Shell- You have such a sharp sense of humor! Great way to take a page out of Dragon's playbook. He had it coming! ;)
    Glad to see you've finally joined us MZD, and a warm welcome to TonyG. I feel the same way about these wonderful people!

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    Cheryl- Stars are exploding over your head in honor of your achievement!!

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    I am also curious as to when the cutoff time is.
    BTW, Jeff- Loves me some Squeeze especially, and Pixies and Pretenders! :D

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    Wow, I will attest to the fact that people joining a tourney on a Saturday afternoon are much more laid back.

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    Totally wish I was in the tourney with you all and "cloaked"! How fun! :)

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    WSW- I'm not going to be able to try the 12:05; need to go assist a friend with transportation. :( Congrats to all who synced!

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    I'll be trying for the 12:05pm PST tomorrow. It's okay if no one else attempts that time, because I'm not feeling too terribly competitive or energetic. Just going to amble through this weekend. I'm also going to try to join by finishing the first word at the right time, because I missed setting my game up earlier today.
    Opal and Cheryl- Congrats on your synccess!
    Good luck to everyone trying for 7:05am, especially to all trying for a first!
    Have fun, everyone!! :)

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    I don't mean to complain, but I would rather figure out the new words myself. Not that those were new, but you know what I mean.
    Give us a spoiler alert. ;)

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    Cheers, Manco! :)

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    Omg, Amy: I heard Mele Kalikimaka today and thought about you, of course! :)

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    Umm... maybe feeling a little too much holiday cheer tonight, but I just wanted to express my gratitude to this group for the always awesome, intelligent and fun camaraderie that goes on here.
    Thanks PN, for this golden goose bunch of people.
    Merry we, and blessed be!! xo

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    Like Shell and WSW, I'm also glad I wasn't able to join the CHAT6. It's been so busy here, I would've never been able to keep up! Congratulations to the group on what sounds like a super-fun weekend, and those impressive scores!! :)
    'Twas a very synccessful weekend all the way around. You all are amazing!

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    Really?! Six of you?? I'm so jelly

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    Lol, Dragon

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    Awesome, PN!

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    Jeff- Dragon will definitely give you a run for the money! :)

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    Congrats, all! :)

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    Ugh... I didn't do anything right this week. Good luck to all!

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    Yes, EC! :)

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    PN- It truly is an amazing life. I've always said that nature is my religion, especially on the molecular level, Sapphire! :)

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    Don't forget to use time.is!

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    3:11 PST is starting to look good for me. Manco et al., hope to see you there! :)

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    So busy here! I'm not sure if I'll be able to participate this weekend. Wishing everyone synccess! :)

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    Charlie- That does indeed sound heavenly!
    Not to bore anyone, but I worked as a trail guide/naturalist for the Audubon Society for more than 15 years. I led hikes in our native chaparral for everyone from the general public to Boy Scouts to college students, teaching about native plants, geology, wildlife etc.. Native plants are my life.
    If your southern live oaks are anything like Quercus agrifolia (Coast Live Oak), those leaves stick for a reason! They have evolved in a way to provide a natural mulch for water conservation. :)

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    Welcome, Venus! I have to admit that I was taught to remember things by association (Thanks, Catholic school). When I read your post, I couldn't help but think that you have the name of a planet, and the etymology of planet is "wander."
    EC- I'm also looking forward to next week! :)

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    Our tourney results:
    1st- Dragon
    2nd- katz
    3rd- Lizard

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    Shell- I sing like a bird! Not so much a canary as a seagull. :)

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    Nuts we are

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    Marezydoats- You are not butting in at all! All feedback is welcome here! :)

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    I don't know! I was two points ahead of you to start? I knew I'd get trounced! Was so much fun!! :)

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    Boo!

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    Please keep in mind that I have to put up with ads! Any excuse to keep from being humiliated! :)

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    Okay, I'm in! Jeff?

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    Marezydoats- Welcome! :)
    Dragon- Not sure if I'll be able to challenge you now; I have a ton of work to do tonight, and haven't seen any messages from Jeff or Shell. That is, unless you're ready about now! I can do it when the tourney countdown clock reaches 02:00.00, otherwise I'm outtie. :)

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    Sapphire and EC- I also root for the Seahawks. After our Chargers left San Diego, I became an ex-fan. When my older son moved up to Seattle, I was grateful to have a new team to cheer for! :)
    Dragon- Although I'm very sluggish this weekend, I was wondering if you'd like to go "mano a womano" (thanks for that one, Sapphire!) for a half-hour like Jeff and Shell. I realize you will trounce me, but it'd be fun. Maybe we could do it at their arranged time, so we can all compare notes!
    Charlie- What a blessing to be able to indulge the grandkids. Keep trying to sync; we know you're gonna do it soon! :)

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    Congrats on the new grandbaby, WSW! I'm in the same boat as Shell, still waiting for my first.
    So strange to see the difference in acceptable words. Zed has always worked for me, etna did not.
    Dragon- Wish I had your dictionary! When I peeked in on our game a little bit ago, I had been overtaken by "Lizard." I made sure to get a comfortable 500-point lead on him. I don't mind getting beaten by a Dragon... Lizards are another matter! :)

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    I think Ruffian's name is Karen, like me. :)

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    I didn't know about "oud." Thanks!

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    I saw that shell, too. I knew it wasn't our shell, because she went to bed. I'm slow today. :)

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    I'm in with Dragon, and there's a WordSmith; is that you WSW? Dragon zoomed to #1! I'm feeling sluggish today, but I'm sure I'll warm up someday! :)
    Congrats to all who synced, and good luck everyone!

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    I would also like to add that I love this group like everyone else. It is a joy to see the evolution of ideas.

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    Shell- I think it's a great idea. I just don't like the "sadly" part! :) There must be a way that we can come up with a choice of three times that could include everyone. After all, there are only 24 hours in a day, but there are 72 hours in a tournament! Thank you so much for doing all the stats and calculations that give me a headache! xo
    I'm in for 11:58am on Saturday PST

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    Good to hear you are feeling better now, Opal! :)

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    WSW- I kinda liked the later time on Saturday, too. It seemed like it was convenient for several of our peeps; Sapphire only missed it by a few seconds. So glad to have synced with you and Dragon because that would have been a very quiet group, otherwise.
    It would be fun if we could break the CHAT5s' records! Maybe this time! :)

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    Wow, that was a first. I've never been "sync-shamed" before! :)
    Anyone trying this weekend? Any proposed times?

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    Same here! I almost changed my name to "outofjuice," but plugged in and kept on. Wonderful! :)

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    Dragon- I thought it might be you!! Good job! :)
    That was so much fun!

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    Hi, Charlie! :)

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    WSW has been busy, and I thought our tourney was going to be pretty boring. I was wrong!
    When we synced yesterday, I noticed a name in our group: "LukeElew." I got a chuckle out of it because of PN's comment yesterday about "looky-loos." I chalked it up to coincidence.
    After a while, I noticed some odd name changes. LukeElew was no longer there, but there were two "meps" in the top ten with the same score and avatar. Then someone named "Goat" appeared.
    Well! Just as I had started getting tired and cross-eyed, Goat came on like a California wildfire. At some point, they were about 400 points behind me, so I started to play as fast as I could, to no avail. Goat changed his/her name to "GoatSleepy," and I heaved a sigh of relief. I changed my name to "katz_niteGoat," but no dice. They easily overtook me in a matter of I don't know how long, but it wasn't that long. I just couldn't go on. When I finally gave up, they passed me by 18 points and changed their name to "Goat_niteKatz" and quit.
    So, I wish to thank Goat for alleviating the boredom and making it interesting! You are kind, funny, and quite the illustrious goat.
    I may play a little more now, but it's definitely no contest! :)

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    I don't have any festivities to attend to, and I'm already done with dinner. Baking some cookies because I'm bored to tears.
    WSW- I'm going to keep playing off and on tonight (because I'm bored to tears!). No real movement in our tourney, so I'm not going to worry about scaring anyone away.

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    Doesn't look like anyone's attempting to pass WSW so far. Pretty quiet group.
    Sorry no one else managed to join us!

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    Oh! Now I see you WSW! :)

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    Doesn't look like I synced with anyone from our group. :(

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    I'm ready to go, but feeling none too feisty today. I don't think any of us should feel pressured to stay at the top; you won't be letting anyone down and it kind of detracts from the whole point of enjoying the game with friends.
    Good luck, everyone!

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    All I know is that I go to time-is.com. I'm usually .8 of a second behind, but I've found if I go a heartbeat early, I can get in.

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    Manco- Just be sure to use time-is.com (so much success with that method). I'm sure you already knew that, though. :)
    Jeff- I don't think I could deal with that kind of weather! I've only seen snow three times in my life, and it wasn't very much!
    Welcome, Jacqkats!
    I'm still in for 11:58AM PST Saturday. :)

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    How about 11:48, just to make it interesting? Or 58, to give you a little more time? :)

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    Oh, it was delicious! I probably couldn't have eaten anything else at that time, so again, thank you! :)
    I'm not sure, but maybe 11:00am on Saturday?

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    Sapphire- Of course I'm thinking of you! After your comment about the "rich chicken broth," I put together a big pot of chicken thighs, kale, mushrooms, carrots, onions, jalapenos, cabbage, and whatever else I could think of. I'm pretty sure that concoction saved me from perishing from the flu! :D
    7:05am Saturday is too early for me, but I hope to be in a group with you again soon! :)

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    PS: Manco- I was wondering if we could set a sync time a little later in the evening, so as to accommodate Sapphire. She has been very successful at syncing, and as Shell said, it would be great to get six of us in a group! :)

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    To Laura Christina, Manco, Opal, and all others dealing with adversity: I wish you and your loved ones a speedy recovery! I'm with Opal, looking forward to a new decade and silver linings ahead! :)
    Sorry to have ducked out of our tourney! I was exhausted Saturday evening, and yesterday was extremely eventful (through no fault of my own). So very happy and proud to see that Opal had trounced bearfoot! :D
    Congrats to all on a successful tourney!
    WSW- Thank you for the time correction for Friday. I will try for 3:03pm PST, unless it changes before then.
    Again, I'm so happy to be part of this amazing group!!

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    Elves'- I doubt you'd be smoked! :)

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    Sorry to say, but Dragon's extra words like tiro, roti, dere. dree, rede, etc,.do not work for me.

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    Opal- Definitely! It's always good!
    I love this game. :)

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    Bearfoot is a nightmare that I had recently

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    Opal- I am so tired, but I just can't let this interloper prevail! :)

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    Sorry, I should've posted that on the Cheating forum. lol.

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    Manco- Nope, although I have to say that one time, when joining an In Bloom tourney, it was just a few moments in, and while everyone had scores between 30-70, one person jumped up to 536 within a minute and never came back.

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    Opal- I'm in PST like PN, Sapphire & WSW (hope I'm not forgetting anyone).
    Thank you for playing In Bloom while the rest of us languish!

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    Opal- Good job! I don't think I'll be able to catch you until you go to sleep or something! :)
    This "bearfoot" person is giving me a headache!

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    Opal- You are so kind! I don't think I'm in the same league as PN and Laura! :)
    Shell- I agree! We're this week's version of CHAT5. It's so much fun to play with people from our group!!
    I'm happily full of leftover turkey and pumpkin pie. Going to play a little longer while waiting for the tryptophan to kick in. I'll be busy in the morning, but will catch up with you all tomorrow afternoon. Good luck to all this weekend!

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    Opal- I was lucky to get a big board tonight with 40 words!
    Congrats to EC and Elves' on your successful sync!

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    I'm so thrilled to be in a CHAT5 again! I'm pretty exhausted from yesterday's cooking and festivities. Not feeling 100%, but I'm playing again while resting.
    Hi Shell, Sapphire, Opal and Amy!! :)

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    I wanted to pop in and wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving, and to everyone else, a happy Thursday! We all have so very much to be grateful for. :)
    This week, I've been reminded of my intolerance of cold & flu remedies. Still, I'm going to try to sync at 7:05 PST on Friday night. Every night, I'm thinking I feel better; not so much in the mornings!
    Welcome, EC! :)

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    Thanks, Opal! :) I already take a daily multivitamin with plenty of C, along with all the vegetables I eat! Anything more would probably just be eliminated, heh.
    I warned you guys I'm in some other realm, :)

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    Aww, thanks, Amy! Just transferred the turkey from the freezer to the fridge. Hope to be ready when the bird is. :)

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    Sapphire- Agreed! That's a very nice gesture on Elves' part, though.
    I do have the flu... feel like I'm in some other realm.

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    Sapphire- You're right. Back to bed! :)

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    I think dawnj gave up again, but I'm going to try to nudge my score a little closer to Amy's. Thanks for a really fun tourney! Yay, Chat5!!

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    Sapphire- I know, but I'm just here in bed, anyway! :)

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    Woke up to see the end of Jeff & Sapphire's match. Awesome! :)
    Now seeing movement from dawnj, and although I feel so sick, I don't want her threatening our top five!! Going to play a bit while I rest.
    Thanks for the well-wishes, everyone! You guys are the best!! :)

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    Amy- No need to apologize! I think I'm coming down with the flu. I've had a really fun tourney playing with the four of you! :)

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    I'm going to be popping in and out today.. way to go with those scores, gang!! :)

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    Laura Christina- That is amazing! Even if I ever did away with the ads, I don't think I could ever attain that kind of speed, let alone sustain it!
    Sapphire made her way to #10 before stopping; that means that the five of us are all occupying a spot in the top ten. I wonder what the other players think when they see CHAT in front of our names? Going to play a little more now, then call it a night. See you all tomorrow afternoon! Cheers! :)

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    Yes, Ruffian is one of ours! Yay! Remember, she said her dad always called the kids "little ruffians."

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    I am going to continue on for awhile; must keep dawnj at bay as long as possible. So fun to see everyone!!

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    Hey, who is this dawnj? Heh! :)

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    Woohoo! :)

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    Charlie- Thank you for sharing such a lovely memory. Sounds like you were the perfect son!
    My brother got an MGA when I was about 16. Rode around with him a lot with the top down, and the thing I remember most while thinking about it is that I was freezing to death every time I got in that car!

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    I will try for 6:37 PST! :)

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    Shell- You have a point! I guess I don't have a bucket list because if I had a Top Ten, I would never be able to fulfill the list. :)
    PN- I hiked the Kaibab trail in the Grand Canyon when I was 15. It was so difficult, but so unforgettable. A former colleague of mine used to go white-water kayaking there every summer.
    WSW- After reading your post, I realized how dependent I am on you setting up tourney sync times!
    Hope you all have safe and happy travels! My oldest son moved to Seattle this year (from San Diego); I miss him terribly, but hope to go up that way this spring. I haven't seen him since March, and it's been tough getting used to the distance.
    Sapphire- We've been relatively troll-free so far. Enjoy your time away from it all! :)

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    If I had a bucket list, one of the top things would be to see the stars in the southern hemisphere (I am an astronomy buff).

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    I tried to sync on Friday, but didn't realize the tourney start time was an hour earlier. Congrats on the 4-way, especially to Cheryl for your double success on your first sync attempt! Looks like you all had a fantastic game! :)
    This time around, I had a six-letter board that allowed me to score 21 bonus words (3-letter words were accepted). I'm pretty sure that was the most bonus words ever for me in one puzzle.

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    I'm still laughing about Manco's comments.
    Will try to sync again!

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    Btw, for questions about your identity: It seems that if you want to change your name here, you'll have to sign in from another email account. According to PF:
    Your ideas that others have supported and all comments will be attributed to "Anonymous". Your ideas without support will be deleted. Your email address and personal data will be removed from existing tickets.

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    I absolutely love the positivity of this group!
    Amy- If your comments on the other thread make you a "baddie," then you have to be one of the sweetest people in the world! :) I guess some of the remarks there ruffle my feathers a bit... I'm not proud of that fact. :D

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    What I'm listening to sounds so Irish to me! Just shows how universal music is. :)

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    Geez, Sapphire. I had never heard of Acadian music before now, Thank you for educating me! I'm listening to some now. :)

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    WSW- Lol. You are so funny! Poor Delbert . You said you're 30 min. from Temecula; are you in Riverside County, then?
    I haven't even checked my "winner" status at Wordscapes or In Bloom.Too many probs here... not to complain, mind you! :D

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    Sapphire- I think Zydeco and Norteño have a lot in common; it's just that one is in Spanish and one is in French! :)

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    Btw: I am having terrible connectivity issues. Hope to get it all worked out tomorrow. So, if you don't hear from me, that's why. :(

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    WSW: I am a very proud Southern California native, born and raised! :)
    Amy- I agree! I love my hometown. :)

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    I've had a really fun day out and about with my bestie. We went to Old Town (San Diego) and made like touristas: Listened to live Norteño music and feasted on the most delicious Mexican food. I think I need a nap!
    Sapphire- Don't wait for me! I might try to rack up some more points before the end of the tourney. It was so much fun to sync at last! :)

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    Having a nice, leisurely tourney with Sapphire. There's no real threat from anyone else in our group so far; maybe someone will jump in tomorrow.
    Have a good night, all! :)

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    Amazing! "Syncapalooza," indeed! :D
    I'm going to be in and out a lot today; will be chasing you whenever possible, Sapphire!

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    Yes, congrats to the three of you! Yay!
    I'm going to play up to 1000, then call it a night.
    Good luck, everyone!
    High fives back at you, Sapphire! This is my first sync. :)

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