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5:00 AM
@Sherlock9 don't pass until at least one person contacts.
 
looks it up Ohh, now I get it. Good luck
Whoops
 
(unless, by some extreme miracle, you actually think that's your word)
 
yay time to post my clue
6: Master Payne's Circus of Adventure sells these on sticks
sort of niche
we'll see if anyone gets this, but I doubt it
 
1: rotcelfer
2: kids today
 
2: It's not MILLENIALS
 
5:05 AM
contact 1
 
PASS 1
 
2 ✔
 
did the chat go down for anyone else too?
 
yeah
 
Yes it did
 
5:06 AM
1: mirror
 
1 ✔
 
Sherlock9 defending: M O
 
1: Defender's foe
6: ...
 
6 dies, was mimmoths
 
3: flaming
 
5:07 AM
Oh right, Girl Genius
 
beat me to it
 
2: Known to outgrabe
 
contact 1
 
2: It's not MOMES
I'm not sure I'm spelling that right
 
2 not quite
 
5:10 AM
5: egg layer
 
6: It's not MOMENT
 
6 is not MOMENT
 
PASS 1
 
oh you're gonna kick yourself
 
I really am
 
5:14 AM
1: moriarty
 
 
Scrabble-legal?
 
attack words can be anything
 
Ahh
Sherlock9 defending: M O L
 
contact 3 if it lives
8: It can be slow
6 dies, it was MOTEL (as in Motel 6)
@HelkaHomba is 60 still alive? (Are you?)
 
5:16 AM
Ahh
 
5 dies (MONOTREME)
 
2 dies, was MOME RATHS
 
3 dies (MOES)
 
@Rubio Ooh close
 
3': Flaming drink?
 
5:18 AM
contact 3'
 
contact 3' :)
 
Oh heck, I don't know my alcohol
 
@Rubio oops, no, MACBETH
 
thanks
 
1: crushes and grinds
 
5:22 AM
1: It's not MORTAR AND PESTLE
 
1: nope
(MOL)
 
I forgot my own letters
 
happens to the best of us :)
 
3': It's not MOLOTOV COCKTAIL
 
3': ✔
4: Some are always naked
 
5:25 AM
contact 4
 
4: It's not MOLE RAT
 
 
6: It's not MOLE, maybe?
 
there is no 6
 
Whoops
8: It's not MOLE, maybe?
 
5:29 AM
nope
 
If anyone else has other clues, now is the time
1 and 8 have no contacts, and I'm running on fumes :D
1: It's not MOLAR
 
contact 8 then
 
1 ✔
 
Contact 8?
 
7: Appease
 
5:32 AM
contact 7
 
7: It's not MOLLIFY
 
 
8: harass
 
8: It's not MOLEST
 
(and there's already an 8)
 
5:33 AM
8 ✔
apparently I can be too slow
 
8: It's not MOLASSES
 
42: ...
8 ✔
11: Capone's gal?
 
11: Was there a MOLLY CAPONE?
 
not that I know of
 
Huh, can't unstar the other 8 clue
 
5:37 AM
12: Chocolate cake with a gooey middle
 
Thank you
12: It's not MOLTEN LAVA CAKE, I think that's the name
 
 
Good Lord, we've been on this round for 45+ minutes
How long do these usually last?
 
1: elementary
 
1: It's not MOLECULE
 
5:41 AM
When very few people are actually giving clues it can take a long time, alas.
 
Normally not quite so long, but normally there's a few more players too... I think we're all a bit stuck...
1 not molecule
 
Though with me defending, rounds can often go beyond an hour.
 
to make matters worse, i'm going to have to go soon
 
1: It's neither MOLE nor MOLECULAR
 
1: nope, neither of those
 
5:42 AM
I already don't give clues normally, and I'm multitasking right now
 
6: Bathroom resident
 
contact 6, maybe
 
PASS 6
I also should go soon
 
6: MOLD (with a version of spelling that I'm pretty sure I've seen before)
 
MOLD ✔
UK/... uses mould, US uses mold
 
5:45 AM
Sherlock9 defending: M O L Y
 
@Alconja Pokemon games? Mold breaker
 
42 lives. *cough*
 
contact 1
 
You can see why I was fighting so hard not to give this letter up
PASS 1
Go on ahead
 
1: MOLYBDENUM
 
5:45 AM
... which was also 42
 
@boboquack Never poked a mon, no
 
Both 1 and 42 were correct
So who goes next?
 
me
who's still able to play?
 
oh.. 42... didn't realise, but probably could've guessed...
I'm out. gg.
 
I'm out. Thanks for the game :D
 
5:47 AM
ok guess we let it die. thanks for playing
hope to see you again
 
yeah, we should play when we get more players
and I'm hopefully not busy :P
 
 
2 hours later…
8:00 AM
>_____> All the games take place when I am offline
 
@Mr.Xcoder Don't worry. Over 7 billion people haven't even participated in a genuine PSE game of Contact
 
 
1 hour later…
9:26 AM
Hello again
Sorry about that. Thought that was the search box
Who's up for a game?
 
9:51 AM
That's one
We need a bare minimum of three people, right?
 
Yup.
 
o/ for about 0-30 minutes
@Sherlock9 thought what was the search box?
 
(@John, @ffao?)
 
@boboquack Was looking up the last time we had "x hours later", or the last time we started a game. Typed in chat instead of the browser search box
That's 4 people
 
10:00 AM
Mith defending: D
 
101: ...
 
contact 101
 
101: DECIMAL?
 
101 is not DECIMAL
1: bad society
 
11: aeioudhnts (I can't quite remember the order)
 
10:03 AM
contact 101
 
101: DEFENDING?
1: DYSTOPIA
 
40: natural condensation
 
101 is not DEFENDING
 
40: DEW
 
40 ✔️
 
10:05 AM
1: DYSTOPIA is correct
 
3,4,(5): Non-fiction books
 
Remind me, how do you do strikethrough in chat?
 
---like this---
 
---this---
 
41 EXTERMINATE
 
10:07 AM
contact 41
 
41: DESTROY? DOCTOR WHO? DALEK?
 
Thank you both
 
41 ✔️
 
101: DALMATIANS
 
101 DALMATIANS is correct
 
10:09 AM
42: edible part of a musical instrument?
 
3/4/(5): DIARY?
 
3/4/(5): incorrect
 
11: JOHN :P
 
11: correct
 
Is anything contacted?
 
10:13 AM
9: to redact
 
I have to go, so SHA256 hashes for 3 and 4 in all-caps:
3: bc3da7941b52f48885a69d0b2c844f3acd5330808e97c89f5c136e7badbc38bc
4: d252bb1fdbd5603fec1d33b2c77a2fb9ecb27ab1b7fb3d0a5fb43d61aef26dba
 
See you later o/
There's my clue number 9 but no one has contacted that yet
 
43: not a smart piece of training equipment
 
15: movement vector
 
contact 43
(not gone quite yet)
 
10:17 AM
contact 43
 
44: Visual recursion (6 6)
45: This guy gives you hell
 
50: keyboard
contact 45
 
Sorry, Internet trouble :/
 
Np. Any guesses?
 
43: DUMBBELL
 
10:21 AM
43 is correct
 
43 ✔️
 
I'm sorry. I forgot that wasn't my clue
 
45: DEVIL
 
Good grief
 
45 x
 
10:22 AM
50: DVORAK again
 
50 is correct
60: run a loop at least once (2 5)
 
contact 60
 
15: DYNAMIC
 
Also my clues, 9 and 15 haven't been starred
15 is not DYNAMIC
 
Pass 45.
 
10:25 AM
45 is DONALD TRUMP?
I don't know, DEVIL was my first guess, too
 
...
45 was Dante
 
@Sherlock9 that wouldn't have been political at all :P
 
Apologies, it was a cheap shot
 
45': Another Donald
 
contact 45'
 
10:26 AM
45': DUCK
 
45' ✔️
 
96: Difficulty with reading
 
46: Someone with a sword above their head
 
contact 46
 
46': Elder Scrolls game he might be afraid of
 
10:28 AM
44: DLOTSE EFFECT or something
 
44 droste effect ✔️
 
Wow, I was off :P
96: DYSLEXIA
 
96 ✔️
 
46: DAMOCLES (whee, I liked that)
 
46 ✔️
 
10:31 AM
(can you clear stars please @John? Mobile etc)
 
16: Math is a slippery slope
 
Is anything contacted?
 
76: the number one state
 
76: DELAWARE
 
Number 60 is
76 ✔️
 
10:34 AM
So pass 60.
 
do-while
 
60 ✔️
 
...I don't know how, but okay.
 
It's a programming construct
 
Mith defending: D A
 
10:35 AM
42 dies, drumstick
 
16 dies, DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS
 
@JohnDvorak okay, that's why I had no idea ;p
 
46' lives
 
9 dies, DELETE
15 dies, DISPLACEMENT
 
47 cadence, according to orcs (always needed more of)
 
10:37 AM
John, I think you need to be the one to clear stars
24: time unit
 
contact 24
 
contact 7'
 
Uhhh are you sure that 7 is DA and not DU?
 
Whoops
 
Cause DURMSTRANG and DUMBLEDORE both aren't valid now :P
 
10:40 AM
10: destruction
 
24: DAY
 
12: treacherous
24 ✔️
 
10: DAMAGE?
 
10 ✔️
51: a type of fabric
52: the art of moving
 
48: time unit destruction in the morning
 
10:42 AM
52: DANCE
 
contact 48
52 ✔️
 
48': in the morning (4)
 
contact 48'
 
Hmm.
Pass 48; no idea.
 
48: DAYBREAK
 
10:44 AM
48 ✔️
 
facepalm
Mith defending: D A I
 
48' dies, dawn
 
51 dies, DAMASK
12 dies DANGEROUS
 
47 dies, dakka
 
@Sherlock9 ...
 
10:46 AM
46' dies, daggerfall
 
30: platform
 
Is it safe to say that 3/4/(5) are dead now?
 
49: Chained flower
 
30: DAIS
 
24': per time unit
30 ✔️
 
10:47 AM
contact 24'
 
49: DAISY
 
49 ✔️
 
24': DAILY
 
24' ✔️
 
40 Milk-based
 
10:48 AM
I'll be unconventional and say that you can probably use Google for this one if you need
 
31: delicate
 
40: DAIRY
 
40 ✔️
 
Sorry wires crossed
I'm having that a lot today
I've been using Google just to remind me of the exact meaning of words
 
I don't think that's allowed
 
10:49 AM
I will stop then
when making clues, I mean
 
Is 31 DAISY again?
 
31 is not DAISY
 
DAINTY
 
Although, Google has been allowed for this game now :P
 
31 ✔️
32: Japanese company
 
10:53 AM
Well... Wiktionary gives us a couple of options...
 
32: SwiftKey seems to be telling me that DAIWA is like one of the only other words it knows that I don't recognize here, so I'll go with that ;P
 
32 is not DAIWA
 
So the other one is DAIKIN
 
41: Japanese radish
I think we should allow Mith to Google as well :P
 
contact 41
 
10:55 AM
^good idea :P
Pass 41, time for this to end after this.
 
41 DAIKON?
I forget the spelling
 
But then again, now we're all on equal footing and can't make a hit, if we all use Google
41 ✔️
 
Well, we have another letter now
 
Mith defending: D A I Q
 
42: Cocktail
 
10:57 AM
contact 42
 
Pass 42
 
Daiquiri
 
(used Google for 41 and 42)
42 ✔️
 
Game over whew
I'm relatively sure that was a valid word.
 
Nice defense
 
10:58 AM
Okay I need to head out the door
Back soon
 

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