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2:00 PM
14: Effortless?
 
21 is not effect
 
Uncontact 21 then
 
21: efficiency?
 
14 is effortlessness
 
or maybe 21: effectiveness?
 
2:01 PM
Oh that makes more sense
 
21 is not EFFECTIVENESS
Close
But I'm specifically thinking of the other noun
 
1: too much
 
1: Effusive
 
2: clockwork
 
6. Statue (or something similar)
 
2:04 PM
1: yup
I apologize for any duplicate clues
 
2: Efficient?
 
1: F☺ - to disappear
2: yup
 
6: Effigy?
 
@GarethMcCaughan Did you ever check my answer? EFFLUENCE for 2
 
think he probably had to do real work for a few minutes
 
2:06 PM
Ah fair enough
 
6. Yup
 
(battery at 5%, no idea how long I'll be able to be here)
 
(low on words here, hmmm)
 
1: Efface?
 
Sid
@Mithrandir charge your phone
 
2:15 PM
(I think I'm out of words sorry :( or at least words I'm sure are words)
 
Shall we start opening wiktionary?
 
Sid
Which words have been done?
For EFF that is..
 
Oh my clue 21 isn't solved yet technically
But no one has contacted it
 
21: efficacy?
 
21 is EFFICACY
@Sid efficacy, effigy, effervescent, effable, effort, effective, efficiency (as a guess), effluvium (as a guess), effeminate, effortlessness, effectiveness (as a guess), effusive, efface
 
2:22 PM
1: yes, that's correct, sorry
71: rather weak, I'd say
@Sid didn't have access to a charger
61: Arab Lord
 
71: Effete?
 
71: yes
 
I think he has the section of the dictionary under eff memorized at this point
 
Who, Scon? :P
 
Yeah
 
2:26 PM
I'm rapidly running out of words as well
 
8: an outward flow
 
I don't know 61
8: effluence
 
The trouble is neither do I
Yes, effluence
 
10: font
 
unless maybe...
61: Effreet?
 
2:29 PM
11: You rascal! How impertinent!
61: no
 
didn't think so
 
I think I'm out of words now.
 
hmm, those are also words that are not coming to mind
 
oops, sorry, got called away for actual work
3 was EFT and is dead
2 isalive
 
There is a newt that starts with eff
 
2:32 PM
there may well be but 3 wasn't it
contact 61
 
pass 61
 
EFFENDI
 
Oh I mixed them up
 
Yup
Contact 2
 
Next letter!
 
2:33 PM
ahh
 
@Sherlock9 For the avoidance of doubt, the answer to questions like "shall we open wiktionary" here is always no. No using external references of any kind in this game.
 
Sconibulus defending: E F F U
 
1. Radiant
(not sure that's quite the right definition but it's close I think)
 
pass 1
 
2:34 PM
@GarethMcCaughan Ah we did a few rounds ago when there were only 3 people left
Must have been 4 hours ago now
 
anyone want to contact it or shall I give a "The word ..." clue? :-)
 
I don't think I know any EFFU* words tbh
 
Sid
Contact 1?
 
go on then Sid
 
10 dies; EFFRA
 
Sid
2:34 PM
Effulgence?
Effulgent, sorry
 
Mine was EFFULGENT rather than EFFULGENCE but yes
 
11 dies; EFFRONTERY
 
Sconibulus was defending: EFFULGENT
 
splendid!
do we have enough people for another game?
 
I can't be depended on.
 
2:35 PM
2 was EFFLUENT, by the way
 
Sid
You are going to defend, right?
 
I can
 
I assume so
 
@GarethMcCaughan So close
 
Sid
I am in.
 
2:36 PM
I'm about for a while longer
 
Gareth defending: M
 
I also may end up with my avatar lurking in 20+ rooms for the next 27 hours although that's unlikely
 
(I will try to make this not too slow.)
 
Sid
(I am going to ask questions from "who wants to be a millionaire" now. No way Gareth is getting those...)
 
1: o/
 
2:36 PM
(But I may occasionally get summoned away for work)
 
1': o/
 
@Mithrandir Perhaps 1 and 1' are ME and MITHRANDIR in some order.
 
1'': ...
 
Other order but whatever, yes
 
@Mithrandir Perhaps 1'' is MIKE or MIKEQ given the context of 1 and 1'?
I mean @MikeQ
 
2:37 PM
221: My archenemy
 
1'': Glad I could contribute
 
10. CVCVCCVCVV (proper noun where the 5 Vs are all 5 vowels used once each)
 
@Sherlock9 I guess 221 is MORIARTY9 :-)
 
Yep :D
 
(updated 9 -> 10, I can't count)
 
2:39 PM
1: Is that a furry elephant?
 
7: Bad, fat duck
contact 1
 
contact 1, 7
 
Sid
25. John Carpenter
 
1': Is that a furry elephant?
 
20: Biological vacation
 
2:39 PM
oh god it's that thing again and of course I don't remember it
 
contact 25?
 
1'': Is that a furry elephant?
 
contact 20
 
contact 25
There are three furry elephants?
 
Sid
Contact 20
 
2:40 PM
One of 1,1',1'' is presumably MAMMOTH and the others are an obscure reference I don't remember.
 
@Sherlock9 ;)
 
@Sconibulus Perhaps 7 is MOORHEN?
 
1: correct
 
7: nope
 
You know, the problem with identical clues is it's impossible to tell which is which :P
 
2:41 PM
5,6: Arthurian Legend, and Author
 
91: sad
contact 5
contact 6
 
@Sherlock9 91 might be MISERABLE or MOPING or MOROSE?
 
Contact 91? (gut feeling says multiple options though)
 
Ah wait, uncontact 5
91 is MOROSE
I knew there was a bunch of M words for sad
 
@Sconibulus Perhaps 5 is MORTE D'ARTHUR and 6 is Thomas MALORY (I think it's a single L but could be wrong)
 
2:42 PM
(I'm afraid I have to disappear now. Any guesses on 1' and 1''?)
 
Sid
16. Venue of Italian Grand Prix
 
5,6: yep
 
@Sid Perhaps 16 might be MILAN?
 
contact 16
 
@Sconibulus 7 might be MALLARD?
 
2:42 PM
7, 8: trinket, death
 
Sid
@GarethMcCaughan close but no cigar
 
7: yep
contact 7,8
 
@Sherlock9 Perhaps 7,8 is MEMENTO MORI
 
7,8 is correct
 
5': ..., responsible party
 
2:43 PM
1' and 1'' were MANNY and MASTODON. Bye!
 
bye @Mithrandir!
@Sid I have a vague recollection of an old science-fiction thing suggesting that 25 might conceivably be MARS or MARTIAN?
 
Sid
@GarethMcCaughan Nope.
 
ah, actually I think it was Carter
 
See ya Mith o/
 
@MikeQ Perhaps 5' is MORGAN[A] LE FAY? I'm a bit hazy on Arthurian legend.
 
2:45 PM
9: able to shaped
 
@Sherlock9 9 is probably MALLEABLE
 
contact 5'
 
9': hammer apple
9 is MALLEABLE
 
uncontact 25
 
@GarethMcCaughan No, but that's a good contender for a possible 5''
 
2:46 PM
@Sherlock9 9' might be MALUS or MALLEUS, thinking about Latin?
 
40: game series with book-based teleportation
 
I was thinking MALUS. Thought they had the same root
 
contact 40?
 
Contact 40
 
@JohnDvorak My daughter read some books matching that description about a MAGIC TREE HOUSE; is that your 40?
 
2:47 PM
That's not it
 
contact 40
 
then it's probably a game I don't know. Pass 40.
 
40 MYST!
 
40 would be MYST
 
40 ✔️
 
2:48 PM
Ah. I think I played Myst once about 20 years ago.
Gareth defending: M I
 
think 5' and 16 die
 
10 is Mozambique
 
Sid
25 lives. 16 dies.
 
7: Bond
 
5' dies (MORDRED, quite literally the death of Arthur hence Morte D'Arthur)
 
2:49 PM
ah yes, should have thought of Mordred
 
Sid
16 was MONZA, BTW
 
Never even heard of Monza. Ah well, today I learned something. Too bad I'll probably have forgotten it tomorrow.
@Sherlock9 Status of 20?
 
Sid
@GarethMcCaughan it is the name of the race track.
 
20 is still alive
 
@Sid Huh, and it's even close to Milan, so by sheer luck I wasn't too far out before :-).
20 is contacted, right? Anything else?
 
Sid
2:51 PM
@GarethMcCaughan like I said, close but no cigar. :P
25 is, I think.
 
25 got uncontacted, but maybe it was contacted more than once.
 
90, 40. ASOUE book
 
contact 7
 
@Sconibulus I think 40 is MILL. Perhaps 90 is MISERABLE?
I mean @Sp3000
 
Yep on both counts
 
2:54 PM
96: likes pain
 
Sid
35. Impossible
 
contact 35
 
41: expatriate evangelist
c35
 
So I think 25 is contacted by @Sherlock9, and it's the oldest contact. Pass 25; @Sherlock9 your guess?
 
contact 41
 
2:55 PM
25 MARS
 
I think I already guessed MARS for 25 and was told no.
 
contact 40
 
(I think the thing I was thinking of was a John Carter, not a Carpenter.)
@MikeQ 40 was already guessed; do you mean 41?
 
Sid
So, Gareth dodges that. It was MILLIONARE.
 
@GarethMcCaughan 90, 40 is two clues
 
2:56 PM
Gareth guessed both correctly, so 90, 40's out
 
@MikeQ Two clues whose answers are MISERABLE and MILL respectively, both of which I guessed
 
Sid
(1st winner of "Who wants to be a Millionare")
 
@GarethMcCaughan ...I knew that. I was, um, testing you.
 
@GarethMcCaughan Ah I made the same mistake then
contact 41
 
OK, next-oldest contact is 20 and I am entirely failing to figure it out, so pass 20. @Sconibulus and @Sid your guesses?
 
2:58 PM
20: Migration?
 
20 is MIGRATION
 
Fair enough, I guess.
Gareth defending: M I N
 
41 dies, missionary
 
I guess 41 was MISSIONARY?
(see, I have the magical ability to foretell the past)
 
2: small-time
 
2:59 PM
@Sconibulus 2 is probably MINOR
 
2: nope
 
Contact 2
 
@Sid @Sherlock9 status of 35, 96, 7?
 
3: short song
 
@Sconibulus Then perhaps 2 is MINUTE?
 
Sid
2:59 PM
35 dies. It was MISSION
 
2: yep
 
7 dies, was MI6, not sure that was valid
 
Ahh, I thought it was Mister
 
Sid
45. Athena or ?
 
3:00 PM
@Sconibulus Perhaps 3 might be MINUET, if I can take "song" in a broad enough sense?
 
Oh, I forgot 96 was already MI at the time. Invalid, was MASOCHIST
 
I considered MI6, wasn't sure if something else was intended :P
 
contact 45
 
Sorry
 
@Sid 45 must be MINERVA
 
3:00 PM
3: yep
 
@Sherlock9 Heh. I actually wondered about saying "obviously 96 is MISOCHAST, ha ha".
 
XD
 
Sid
@GarethMcCaughan if you say "must", then of course it is.
 
0: lowest of the low
 
contact 0
 
3:01 PM
@Sherlock9 Perhaps 0 is MINIMUM or MINIMAL
 
0 is MINIMUM
 
5: LoZ:
 
2. Demisemibreve
 
@Sp3000 2 is MINIM
 
Yup
 
3:03 PM
4: Possessed Digs
 
42: cash-making green taste?
 
contact 42
 
@JohnDvorak 42 is surely MINT
 
42 ✔️
 
contact 5
 
3:04 PM
I am 95% confident 5 is something I have no inkling of, so pass 5
 
6. World famous 3-circled logo, with a bow
 
5 I doubt that Gareth would be familiar with the MINISH CAP
 
I have never heard of any such thing
 
5: yep, was Minish Cap
 
What's that?
 
3:05 PM
Legend of Zelda
 
Legend of Zelda game
 
Gareth defending: M I N D
I did guess that the L might be for Legend
 
4 dies, was Mine
 
and that it was likely a game
but that was as far as I got
 
nvm 6 was Minnie (Mouse)
 
3:05 PM
43: Two-word expression of great surprise
 
2: Illithid
 
contact 2
 
@Sconibulus Perhaps 2 is MIND FLAYER from, er, D&D or something of the sort?
 
2: yes
 
brb
 
3:07 PM
(actually ignore that clue, sorry)
 
6: Fear
 
46. One who doesn't look forward to a low point?
 
contact 6?
 
@Sconibulus Perhaps 6 is MIND-KILLER and you are a member of the Bene Gesserit?
 
contact 43
 
3:09 PM
6: yep
 
I suspect I will feel stupid when I see the correct answer to this: pass 43. @Ankoganit your guess? @JohnDvorak is it right?
 
30. Comedienne
 
43: MIND BLOWN?
 
oh, that's somewhat plausible
If JD doesn't return shortly I'll just assume it's right and give you the next letter, but let's give him a minute
 
Sid
That has to be right IMO
 
3:13 PM
well, in the apparent absence of JD let's suppose it's right.
Gareth defending: M I N D F
 
46 would be min dreader
 
44: D&D enemy
 
ooh
 
43 ✔️
 
Sid
3:14 PM
23. that with central bull
 
I think
 
Oh goodie
 
@Sherlock9 44 is probably MIND FLAYER again
 
30 bt dubs was MINDY
 
@Sid formatting glitch?
 
3:14 PM
31. Like an esoteric programming language?
 
Ah, sorry for repeating
 
@feelinferrety Well, there's an esolang called Brainfuck so perhaps your 31 is MINDFUCK or (if it's a word) MINDFUCKING?
 
It is indeed MINDFUCK
32. What yogis preach
 
pass 23
(and probably also 32)
 
23 was uncontacted, but I'm guessing it's mindful
 
Sid
3:17 PM
Mindful is correct
 
Gareth was defending: M I N D F U L
 
Oh, whoop.
 
Sid
What was 32?
 
I assume 32 was mindfulness
 
-NESS
 
3:18 PM
though I always thought that was more Buddhists than yogis
so Sid defends next
I have to get some actual work done now, I think
 
-shrug- when i do yoga, the teacher is always going on about grounding your feelings and junk
 
Sid
Sid needs to go debate now. So, someone can take over.
 
ooh, debate?
 
Grounding your junk???
 
Sid
@feelinferrety Uni club. Have to practice for an upcoming national tournament
 
3:20 PM
cool! best of luck!
 
Sid
@feelinferrety thanks
 
I'm on mobile but I can probably defend if needed
 
eh, i was glad to catch a game, but I should work too :(
 
No quorum then, it seems
 
3:40 PM
@feelinferrety The programming language is called Brainf---, not Mindf---
 
@MikeQ Hence the "like" and "?"
 
Gotta do your research! Next time I expect each of your clues to include a "works cited"
Which should be interesting considering the ban on using external searches during contact :P
 
I know what it's called, that's why I indicated that it was a near-match. >:P
since brain \approx mind
 
3:56 PM
Is there a game happening?
 
I'm available for a game.
 

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