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Oscar D. Grouch
Posted: Saturday, July 12, 2014 1:27:29 AM

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Words within words: The word is "endurance." Nare is a word for nostril. It is in your own dictionary. It is made up using only letters from the word "endurance." However, the words within words game does NOT count the word nare as a correct answer. PLEASE correct this error. Thank you.
Oscar D. Grouch
Posted: Saturday, July 12, 2014 6:02:46 PM

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Add Dane and Eden to the list of words that can be spelled using the letters in endurance, BUT are NOT accepted as correct.
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Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014 11:20:46 AM

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We will add "nare" to the list, thank you for letting us know.

Both "Dane" and "Eden" are proper nouns, which are not acceptable answers in the game.
Oscar D. Grouch
Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 1:21:20 AM

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nnorlen wrote:
We will add "nare" to the list, thank you for letting us know.

Both "Dane" and "Eden" are proper nouns, which are not acceptable answers in the game.


Thank you for the information. Please add 'undecane' to the list of words that can be spelled using the letters in 'endurance'. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/undecane
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Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 10:37:32 AM

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Thank you. We will add it to the list.
Oscar D. Grouch
Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 3:21:22 AM

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Here's another...

The word is 'criterion' and from it one can derive 'recoin'.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/recoin
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Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 10:22:22 AM

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Thank you
Oscar D. Grouch
Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 4:41:40 AM

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Yet another...

The word is 'prospect' and from it one can derive 'corpse'.

http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/corpse

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corpse
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Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 9:41:08 AM

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"Corpse" is currently in the list of acceptable answers. Please make sure you entered it correctly.
Oscar D. Grouch
Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 7:17:10 PM

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nnorlen wrote:
"Corpse" is currently in the list of acceptable answers. Please make sure you entered it correctly.

OK. It worked today. It didn't work yesterday. I don't think I misspelled it as I tried entering it a few times.
Oscar D. Grouch
Posted: Thursday, August 7, 2014 3:05:31 AM

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The word is 'premise'. From this can be derived 'sipe' which is a narrow groove in a tire's tread block that helps increase traction in wet conditions.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siping_%28rubber%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_motorsport_terms#S

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/testDisplay.jsp?ttid=182

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/testDisplay.jsp?ttid=188
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Premier A/S also has emerging grooves in the shoulder blocks that transition from a thin, slit-like 'sipe' to an actual groove, also helping give water a place to go when the rest of the tread is getting shallower.
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Posted: Thursday, August 7, 2014 10:26:45 AM

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We don't add words that only appear in Wikipedia, but this also appears in an older edition of Webster's, so we will add it to the list.
Oscar D. Grouch
Posted: Friday, August 8, 2014 1:00:37 AM

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nnorlen wrote:
We don't add words that only appear in Wikipedia, but this also appears in an older edition of Webster's, so we will add it to the list.


Sipe is a commonly used word in the automotive industry, hence the links to tirerack.com to illustrate that point.
Oscar D. Grouch
Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 1:36:56 AM

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The word is 'bacteria' from which one can derive 'arabic.'

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/arabic
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Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 9:33:50 AM

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Oscar D. Grouch wrote:
The word is 'bacteria' from which one can derive 'arabic.'

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/arabic



"Arabic" is a proper adjective/noun, so it is not accepted as an answer.
Oscar D. Grouch
Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 5:54:36 AM

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The Words Within Words puzzle no longer seems to remember my selection to view my correct words as alphabetical. It keeps defaulting to chronological upon each login.
IMcRout
Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 7:44:53 AM
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Now you've broken it, Oscar. Shame on you
TFD
Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 10:15:14 AM

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Oscar D. Grouch wrote:
The Words Within Words puzzle no longer seems to remember my selection to view my correct words as alphabetical. It keeps defaulting to chronological upon each login.


We are investigating this issue.
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 2:08:44 PM

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From the word 'breakfast', the game is rejecting 'faster'.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/faster

Thank you
TFD
Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 2:17:38 PM

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"Faster" is in the database. Please try entering it again and make sure there are no spaces in the word.
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 2:30:04 PM

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nnorlen wrote:
"Faster" is in the database. Please try entering it again and make sure there are no spaces in the word.


I tried a few times - it wouldn't accept! After the game it was not listed in the words I missed. The game's gone now. I can only look up 2 words I don't know before the game resets itself. I posted in the 'keeps reverting to chronological' setting thread too (yesterday, or day before).
Oscar D. Grouch
Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:05:00 AM

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The word is general from which one can derive leaner. The word leaner is not accepted.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/leaner
Audiendus
Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 9:03:06 AM
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It will not accept 'idly' (from 'diplomacy').
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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:04:09 PM

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Both "leaner" and "idly" are in the database. If you are you still playing the game, or if you encounter this again, please post a screenshot of the rejected word so we can take a look.

Update: We were able to reproduce the issue with "faster" and are investigating the other words as well.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 4:54:23 PM
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OK, it now accepts 'idly'. Thanks.
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 1:29:35 PM

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nnorlen wrote:
Both "leaner" and "idly" are in the database. If you are you still playing the game, or if you encounter this again, please post a screenshot of the rejected word so we can take a look.

Update: We were able to reproduce the issue with "faster" and are investigating the other words as well.


Thank you!

I knew I didn't mistype it. I feel better now that you know I'm not crazy - LOL
Oscar D. Grouch
Posted: Monday, August 25, 2014 11:57:20 PM

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The word is something from which one can derive meso.

http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Meso+compound
Oscar D. Grouch
Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2014 1:07:47 AM

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The word is fraction from which one can derive afro.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/afro
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 11:10:13 AM

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Hi, some missing words.

Game word: QUANTITY

rejected words: aunty, quin, titan (in lowercase)
aunty: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/aunty
quin: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/quin
titan: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/titan

Thank you, Angel
Oscar D. Grouch
Posted: Thursday, September 4, 2014 2:11:46 AM

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The word is integral from which one can derive entrail.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entrail
Oscar D. Grouch
Posted: Monday, September 8, 2014 4:25:54 AM

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The word is universal from which one can derive luer.

Luer is a type of fitting commonly used on syringes and other laboratory equipment.

Example: http://www.coleparmer.com/Category/Luer_Fittings/62221
Also: http://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/luer
MelissaMe
Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 5:19:12 PM

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Why can't the game be directly hooked into the dictionary database? Wouldn't that be both easier and logical?
TFD
Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 5:21:49 PM

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We host multiple dictionaries on the site, and the data for each one is different. For Words Within Words, we have combined the dictionaries into a single database that filters out abbreviations, proper nouns, etc.
MelissaMe
Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014 11:53:49 AM

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nnorlen wrote:
Oscar D. Grouch wrote:
The word is 'bacteria' from which one can derive 'arabic.'

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/arabic



"Arabic" is a proper adjective/noun, so it is not accepted as an answer.


What about gum arabic? And a word is a word! If it's in the dictionary as any kind of a word, it ought to be included, just to be logical.
Oscar D. Grouch
Posted: Monday, September 15, 2014 1:49:05 AM

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The word is paperback from which one can derive paba.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paba
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