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9:00 PM
1. Study me because I'm a fun guy
 
contact 14?
 
contact 1
 
14: myrrh?
 
14 ✔
 
contact 1
 
9:01 PM
15. Pygmalion, essentially
 
contact 15
 
6: chameleon woman
 
contact 6
 
pass 8
15: myth?
 
15 ✗
 
9:03 PM
uncontact 15
 
@feelinferrety Your guess for 8?
 
where is it
Ah, MYANMAR?
 
8 was MYANMAR
 
(blind guess, lol)
 
nice
 
9:04 PM
isn't it called burma now?
 
Dunno
 
Vice versa
 
Mistah, other way around :)
 
Mistah, was Burma, now Myanmar
 
9:04 PM
It seems to change every other week
 
but MYANMAR SHAVE doesn't have the same ring to it
 
Not officially
 
nice blind guess
I should have tried that
 
LOL :) Of course, was India a long time ago
 
ffao defending: M Y R
 
9:05 PM
1 dies, was MYCOLOGY
 
8: lots
 
did you know that they have the largest book in the world there, and they are one of the only other countries besides the US to not use the metric system?
 
15 dies, was MY FAIR LADY
 
6 dies was...
guesses?
 
@Mistah Mystique
 
9:05 PM
Myst?
 
@MikeQ yep Mystique
 
ohhhh
 
That's what I meant ;)
 
20. ___, Darksteel, Fifth Dawn
 
I can't think today
1 was gettable too
 
9:06 PM
9: Fade or Halfman
 
6: finite, and yet...
 
contact 6
 
24. Lavatory haunter
 
contact 24
 
24: myrtle
 
9:08 PM
26. Sounds like Banks?
 
24 ✔
 
contact 26
 
how many words with myr are there? o_O
pass 8
 
I was thinking the same thing
 
8 is yet uncontacted...
 
9:09 PM
I didn't contact 8, but think I know it.
 
I'm just pulling stuff out of my ass at this point. I exhausted the only thing I actually know back in the last round.
 
I can't contact after the pass, right?
 
@barrycarter correct
 
I dont think anyone contacted?
 
9:09 PM
unless the attacker passes without a contact, it gets opened again
 
ffao passed before a contact, though...
 
Technically, if the defender is REALLY sure that one of the uncontacted clues is their word, they can pass on it
 
contact 8
 
contact 8
 
well, pass 8 again
 
9:10 PM
myriad
 
myriad
 
8 was MYRIAD
 
so was 6
 
ffao defended: MYRIAD
 
OH RIGHT THAT'S A WORD I KNOW
 
9:10 PM
whee
9 dies, was MYRDDRAAL
 
26 was Myra (like Tyra Banks), I'm guessing
 
@barrycarter Yup
 
20 was invalid because it's a made-up word (Mirrodin from MtG)
 
24 must have been MYRTLE
 
Gareth, 24 was guessed
 
9:11 PM
ah
 
@MikeQ Not Myrrodin?
 
made-up words can be used
 
I just saw the starboard
 
HOW did I miss the Magic clue...?
 
yeah, 24 was the only one I could guess in the MYR- round
 
9:11 PM
All words are made up
 
@feelinferrety I thought it was with a Y because it had these little monsters called Myr. But I just looked it up now (after the game ended) and apparently I was... mystaken.
 
so, scrooble is defending?
 
That's how!
 
Made up words can be attacked with, but not defended with
 
scrooble should defend now
 
9:12 PM
@MikeQ It's okay, I did that with WIL[no E]Y earlier
 
IIRC you can even do multiple words together to attack with?
 
Is it now my job to star clues?
 
isn't a bit silly to attack with something that can't be the defender's word?
 
You can attack with anything that's reasonably guessable
 
@MistahFiggins Whatever can be guessed can be used
 
9:13 PM
yeah, though fantasy stuff that is potentially an unending source of clues but I've never played isn't that fun
 
@ppperry No, because if someone can guess but the defender doesn't, then a letter is revealed
 
@ppperry No, because the goal is to get the defender to pass and someone else to guess, forcing the defender to give up another letter
 
Scrooble defending: S
 
@Scrooble not formally, but it helps
 
1: ...
 
9:14 PM
2. Derivative of Dianetics
 
Contact 1
 
1: SCROOBLE
 
contact 2
 
no on 1
 
3: I'm shaking in my boots
 
9:14 PM
contact 3
 
3: SCARED
 
4. Gene-like?
 
3: no
I've used my star vote allowance for the day :(
 
6: haunted by 3 ghosts
 
9:15 PM
contact 6
 
contact 6
 
contact 6
5. U Thant, for instance
 
60: ...
 
6: SCROOGE
 
contact 60
 
9:16 PM
yes for scrooge
 
kontakt 1, 3
 
Aargh
 
8: if x+y=z and x=5 then 5+y=z
 
pass 2
 
contact 8
 
9:17 PM
6: Snake's head and type of bear spook?
 
@barrycarter 2?
 
8: SUBSTITUTION
 
2 scientology
 
yes on 8
 
yes, 2 was SCIENTOLOGY. lEtter pLease @sCrooble!
 
9:18 PM
sCrooble defending: S T
 
1 dies, was SULFUR
 
3 dies
 
6 was scare
 
8: Try hard
 
4 was SELFISH (as per Richard Dawkins) and is dead
 
9:19 PM
3 was seismic (or any variation)
 
5 was SECRETARY-GENERAL and is dead
 
contact 8
 
9: it's mine now!
 
contact 9
 
1. Karlheinz
 
9:19 PM
10: poop
 
contact 10
 
contact 10
 
10: STOOL
 
uncontact 60 if it is still live
 
10: correct
 
9:20 PM
9: STEAL
 
12. Desire-able mode of transportation
 
60 died, was SIXTY
 
12'. Famous one-word line in cinema/theater
 
12: STEERING?
 
12 Not steering
 
9:20 PM
contact 12
 
8: STRIVE
 
9 is steal
8 is STRIVE
10: rock
 
6: circular cookie with a caramel filling
 
10: STONE
 
contact 6
 
9:22 PM
yes on 10
 
12: template
 
6: STROOPWAFEL
12: STENCIL
 
12: correct
 
yes for 6
 
(someone star my 1?)
 
9:23 PM
pass 12
 
You already got 12
 
why are you passing something you already guessed?
 
there were two twelves
 
(if it's your word then you should just say so at this point)
 
9:23 PM
There are two 12s...
 
ah yes
the older one is STREETCAR
 
12 Correct!
 
Ah.
 
Desire-able, groan
 
Mike has done much worse today
 
9:24 PM
i don't get it?
 
Not in America, they're not desirable!
 
Streetcar Named Desire
Tennesse Williams play
 
oh...
 
It's a famous play, later adapted into a film
 
letter?
 
9:24 PM
Scrüble defending S T E
 
1 was STOCKHAUSEN and is dead
 
66: iron
 
12' lives :)
 
66: STEEL
 
5: hiding stuff in pictures
 
9:25 PM
contact 5
 
6: scrambled meats
 
2. Artery opener
contact 6
 
6: STEW
 
66 is correct
 
no for 6
contact 5
 
9:25 PM
2': artery closer
 
3. Hat and person appearing in a T S Eliot poem
 
5' Hidden stuff? Two many letters, too slow to write.
 
Oh! 12': STELLA?
 
c 2, 3
 
9:26 PM
12' STELLLAAAAAAA ✔
 
oh contact 5'
 
88:
    /
    |
   /
  |
 /
 |
/
 
4. Maker of Shandy
 
contact 88
 
2': STEM CELL...?
 
9:27 PM
2': no
 
2: STENT
 
2 is STENT, yes
 
there are already a lot of clues guys
 
pass 5 :(
 
9:28 PM
5 is STEGANOGRAPHY
you should only pass one at a time
 
one at a time
 
STEGANOGRAPHY
 
okay
 
Gareth, correct
 
same here
don't pass on 5' yet
 
9:28 PM
letTer pleAse
 
But you do have to give up a letter :)
 
Also, just a reminder for folks: No researching during a Contact game
 
Scroobs defending: S T E A
 
2' lives
 
88 dies, was STEEP
 
9:29 PM
4 was STERNE and is dead (the Shandy in question being the novel Tristram Shandy)
 
5' was stenographer
 
5' dies, was STENOGRAPHY (or stenographer)
 
4 was STETSON and is dead
 
6 lives
and has a contact
 
contact 6
 
9:30 PM
8. Intergalactic TV host who found some office supplies and a plumbus
 
contact 6 if I didn't already
 
hey Deus o/
 
hey! c:
 
1. Acid used in candle-making
 
18. Method by which you would get a five-finger discount
 
9:30 PM
6: STEAK AND SHAKE!
 
contact 18
 
neither for 6
 
what
darn
 
Oh i thought it was 2 guesses for a sec
 
pass 6
 
9:31 PM
6 is STEAM
 
(anag.)
 
...
 
scrambled -> anagram
 
Oooh, nice
 
9:31 PM
I missed that...
 
I thought salisbury steak too
 
@Scrooble sorry for interrupting, were you the one that changed the name to "Downvoters"?
 
Scrooble defending: S T E A T
@Mr.Xcoder Yep
 
8. Fat-arsed
 
2' dies, was steak
 
9:32 PM
8 dies, was STEALY
 
18 dies, was STEALING
 
1 was STEARIC though now I think about it I'm not certain the thing you use in making candles isn't actually stearin rather than stearic acid
 
five-finger?
 
anywat it's dead
 
@MistahFiggins Penalty for stealing = Chop off hand = Lose five fingers
 
9:33 PM
oh, that's the etymology?
 
where is this a penalty for stealing?
 
@MistahFiggins "five finger discount" is a euphemism for shoplifting
 
@barrycarter ah
 
"five-finger discount" just refers to shoplifting
 
some Islamic countries and probably also the middle ages
 
9:34 PM
@Deusovi Oh. Really? I was going off of historical (read: fictitious) depictions
 
The more you know
 
because you only have to use your five fingers to take it
 
I can shoplift with two fingers. If it's a light shop
 
shops are usually pretty heavy, you must be pretty strong to lift an entire shop with only 2
 
I'm not sure I can think of any STEAT- words other than the one clued by my 8
though it seems like there should be more
 
9:35 PM
@MistahFiggins It's a cybershop
 
... which no one seems to be contacting
 
I'm not sure I can think of any STEAT- words including the one clued by your 8
 
well, it's a fairly obscure word
 
Too soon to make up words and play "Guess the Suffix"
 
I'm steat-umped.
 
9:37 PM
6: right after the "are" mammary gland
 
contact 6, and that's awful
 
yea
what else can you do though?
 
pass 6. I feel like I'm SO CLOSE, but missing something vital.
 
6: right after the "r teat" is the S TEAT
 
...
 
9:40 PM
yay
 
I take it that isn't (so far as anyone knows) actually a word? Not that it matters.
 
I'm out. Bye.
 
now get it off the starboard
 
(Kidding)
 
Next letter please Scrooble!
 
9:40 PM
definitely not a word
 
Scrooble defending: S T E A T O
 
8 stands
 
great
 
looks like only Gareth knows this word
 
and I expect there are a bunch of other obscure STEATO- words besides mine, but again I'm not sure I actually know any of them.
 
9:41 PM
and probably scrooble
 
1. Obligatory "..."
 
uh, contact 1?
 
contact 1 I guess
 
contact 1, but that's unfair depending on how long Scrooble has been here
 
uncontact 1
 
9:41 PM
pass 1...
 
1: STEATO
 
I guess 1 is just STEATO
 
1 ✔
 
I was right, but the unfairness comment threw me off
 
9:42 PM
Does the ellipsis just mean it's in a recent message?
 
we use "..." as a clue to say "you already have all the information you need to answer this, without there being an actual clue"
 
Scrooble defending: S T E A T O P
 
8 stands; Scrooble, are you sure your word isn't my 8?
 
Please, contact already
 
is 7 a record for number of known letters before the word was guessed?
 
9:43 PM
It is. Am I supposed to wait for contact?
 
I think we've had 7 before
 
if you think I've got your word, the usual convention is that you pass it straight away
 
Gareth, would you like to modify your clue?
 
even without a contact
 
@GarethMcCaughan not necessarily
 
9:43 PM
Okay. Pass 8
 
you can do it that way, but it's not obligatory
 
8 is STEATOPYGOUS
 
oh. well, obviously
 
(steato- meaning to do with fat, and pyx being Greek for arse)
 
Scrooble was defending: STEATOPYG(IA|OUS)
 
9:44 PM
oh, maybe there's an extra I in it compared with what I wrote
 
how come no one else knew this word? I'm disappointed
 
nope, -PYGOUS is correct
but there is also -PYGIA meaning the condition of being steatopygous
(at least I assume that's what it means)
I can't defend now, I'm afraid -- I need to be AFK for at least about 10 minutes.
 
I like steatopygia and I can not lie...
 
Yep. Switched the ( and the I
 
9:45 PM
incidentally, I've now checked and the thing you use in making candles is both stearin and stearic acid; they are the same chemical
 
ah, chemistry naming conventions
 
anyway, away for a few minutes now
 
o/ bye all
 
 
2 hours later…
11:25 PM
good afternoon everybody
 

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