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Old 02-11-2008, 09:53 AM
BarnOwl BarnOwl is offline
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How many 5-letter words did you get from yesterday's Sunday NYT puzzle?

I got 39. Not bragging. There'll be many others with lots more. (I used dictionary.com as my authority.)

Tried using a spoiler. Couldn't.
















01. ALIVE
02. ANENT
03. ATRIP
04. CANAL
05. CANON
06. CANTO
07. DREST (very obsolete)
08. EVENT
09. LENTO
10. LEVEL
11. LILAC
12. LIVEN
13. NOOSE
14. NOTAL
15. NOVEL
16. PIANO
17. PIKER
18. PIKES
19. PLACK (old as dirt, maybe too old)
20. PLANE
21. PLANO (as in lenses)
22. PLANT
23. RIATA
24. SCALP
25. SCANT
26. SOOTS
27. STAIR
28. STALE
29. STILE
30. STONE
31. STOVE
32. STRIA
33. STRIP
34. TITAN
35. TOTAL
36. TRIAL
37. VENAL
38. VITAL
39. LIVID (Last second addition! )

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Old 02-11-2008, 11:53 AM
Trunk Trunk is offline
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I got 45 with a few that I thought were questionable (like atrip, atrek, drest, lacto, soots). I like that game. Spatial and verbal.

I can't believe it when I'm at 35, and then about 4 totally obvious ones jump out at me because I wasn't trying something.

At first glance, here's 3 you're missing

SPOILER:
"toots" (use both t's), "tonal" and "airer".
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Old 02-11-2008, 11:58 AM
Trunk Trunk is offline
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You're also missing

SPOILER:
alack


You have a couple I didn't get like canto and lento and plack. I considered them, but I didn't think they were words.
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Old 02-11-2008, 12:41 PM
BarnOwl BarnOwl is offline
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Well done, Trunk.
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:51 AM
Oslo Ostragoth Oslo Ostragoth is offline
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I'll get this one in a supplement either this week or next. Nice that it was interesting enough to spawn a thread.
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