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10:00 PM
Maybe This and hammer would be better
 
The A in A5 (60 elements)
 
What are we up to?
 
just "A"
 
@Deusovi Anvil again? (I'm guessing not.)
 
Nope.
 
10:00 PM
rand defending
 
That would be quite sneaky and unexpected, to use the same word twice.
Is it allowed, btw?
 
@Randal'Thor defending: A
 
Don't see why not.
Clue: A (7)
 
@Sp3000 Alternating.
Too easy for a mathematician :-)
 
Group theory! Nice.
 
10:02 PM
wait, did he give up on your last? i had a contact
 
Yeah I realised after posting you were the defender
And realised my mistake
 
@Rubio Not yet.
 
e.g. sing, sang, sung
 
Hm ... is that a clue to the same challenge then Deus?
contact vol
 
Nah, mine are different
 
10:03 PM
Grandma mixed up her dog's head with an ant's head
 
@Deusovi "This and hammer" and "A (7)" are two different clues?
 
Yes.
 
I'm tempted to say A (6) in response to Deus :P
 
Oh gawd, I have four to keep track of now.
@boboquack Granama?
 
No!
 
10:03 PM
Contact, Boboquack!
 
heh
 
I don't think a single challenger can have two out at once, the earlier one goes poof.
 
@boboquack Anagram!
 
@Rubio We've been allowing it.
 
Oh ok.
 
10:05 PM
Would be bad to spam though, having said that
 
+1
 
It gets confusing is all. Personally I'd vote for not doing that, but I'm just one guy
 
@Deusovi I suppose aseven isn't a word?
 
I don't think anyone's ever had out more than 2.
@Randal'Thor It is not.
 
It's more in games with few people
 
10:06 PM
Nor avii.
 
Also no.
 
Hi @Silenus!
 
@Volatility Alliteration?
 
@boboquack Yo. I read the post about how the game works, but I may need to watch you all play for a bit to understand properly.
 
10:08 PM
NY
 
contact bobo
 
Contact, Boboquack
 
Maybe contact for Bobo?
 
@boboquack Apple?
 
+1
 
10:09 PM
Nothing on either of my clues?
 
First half of, etc.
 
Contact
 
@boboquack And?
 
I have a guess for A (7), but it's not quite a good fit
 
@Deusovi I don't suppose this is and too?
 
10:10 PM
It's not.
 
-1
 
Positive
 
Ooh.
 
Contact.
 
@Deusovi Arrow?
 
10:11 PM
Contact (Rubio)
Mine's a bit lateral
 
Nope, not arrow.
 
OK, I give up on "This and hammer".
Too many clues flying around now.
 
Has anyone contacted "this and hammer"?
 
I did
Arm?
 
Yep!
 
10:12 PM
?!
 
Arm & Hammer
 
@Randal'Thor defending: A B
 
Arm & Hammer is a registered trademark of Church & Dwight, an American manufacturer of household products. The logo of this brand is a depiction of a muscular arm holding a hammer inside a red circle. Originally associated only with baking soda and washing soda, the company began to expand the brand to other products in the 1970s, using baking soda as a deodorizing ingredient, including toothpaste, laundry detergent, underarm deodorant, and cat litter. The Arm & Hammer brand is one of the longest-running and most recognized U.S. trademarks. == History == The Arm & Hammer logo dates back to the...
 
it's a brand name of detergents and baking soda, among others
 
my clue still stands
 
10:13 PM
||
 
mine is busted.
 
... right, US brand :P
 
@Deusovi Bah. American-specific clue.
 
Contact Deus
 
contact deus
 
10:13 PM
@Deusovi, is "A (7)" still valid?
 
Mine was alien=Et
 
No, it's not.
 
lol @boboquack nice
 
It was "article"
 
Mine was ANODE, I assume almost everyone knew that
 
10:14 PM
ah
 
I was gonna say ANION
 
@Deusovi Ah!
@Deusovi Absolute value.
 
Yeah.
 
I was going to guess ANSWERS for (7) :P
 
any more thoughts on mine? ("e.g. sing, sang, sung")
 
10:15 PM
Making hearts fonder
 
Contact
 
@Volatility Is it some weird grammatical thing like ablative?
@Rubio Absence. (Too easy.)
 
+1
 
Can do
 
contact
 
10:16 PM
it's a linguistics thing, but -1 to ablative
 
Coarse
 
Making heasnrts fonder
 
@Sp3000 Abssennce :-P
 
Contact Boboquack
 
Nope :P
Contact Rub
 
10:18 PM
contact rubio as well
 
@Deusovi Go for it.
 
I had his first :)
 
...Wait, never mind
un-contact
forgot we have second letter B
 
@rubio, your contact on mine?
 
for @bobo - ABLE
 
10:19 PM
+1
 
@Rubio Oh, sorry - missed that.
@Randal'Thor defending: A B S
 
Mine holds
 
Mine still valid
 
@Vol, does yours still hold?
 
mine's out - @rubio what was your guess?
 
10:20 PM
er. no sorry mine's dead lol
 
Run away
 
@Deusovi Abscond?
 
Yep.
 
@Volatility My guess died with B
 
I thought Deus would get mine considering thris :P
 
10:22 PM
oh
 
I was thinking about it
 
it was ablaut
 
Decline to vote
 
@Volatility Huh. Never heard of it.
 
I thought it was assonance
 
10:23 PM
contact
 
Contact
 
@Rubio Abstain.
@Rubio What was it then?
 
@Randal'Thor that's why I went with it :P
 
Soak in
 
Tee-totalling
 
10:24 PM
8 mins ago, by Sp3000
Making heasnrts fonder
 
contact @Deusovi
 
I think this and those last two are the only ones outstanding now?
 
contact rubio, I think
 
@Rubio Abstaining?
Abstemious?
 
Fall off a cliff without hurting yourself
 
10:25 PM
(my dead one was ABRASIVE)
-2
 
@Rubio Oh, of course.
[facepalm]
 
nvm
 
er. no sorry. +1 -1.
 
@Rubio Abstaining then?
 
I can't read
yes
 
10:26 PM
Abrasive would have been gotten, I think Vol also contacted that one?
 
yeah, I did
 
Yah
 
Ah, contact Sp!
 
Contact bobo
 
contact bobo I believe
 
10:26 PM
(About time Deus :P)
>:D
 
(Shush.)
 
ah, contact bobo
 
@Sp3000 Abece? (I guess that isn't a word either.)
 
ABS* ;)
 
Oh, true.
 
10:29 PM
:)
 
I can't see anywhere to meaningfully stick "sn" into "absence".
 
Does that mean you give up?
 
Absesncen ...
Bah.
Sure, go for it @Deusovi
 
ABS(TIN)ENCE
 
Argh!
 
10:30 PM
ha, nice
 
hi fives Deus
 
Very nice.
 
hi fives back
 
Lol. Awesome.
 
10:30 PM
@rand, mine?
 
@Randal'Thor defending: A B S O
 
Definitive
 
Mine was Abseil
 
oh god
 
keep trying, Rubio
Chest answers a puzzle
 
10:31 PM
damn keyboard
 
Un-prosecute
 
contact rubio and bobo
 
@Deusovi Is this still valid?
@Rubio Absolute.
 
Yeah, it is.
 
+1
 
10:31 PM
@boboquack Absolve.
 
+1
 
contact deus
 
@Volatility Which one?
 
"Chest answers a puzzle"
 
I think the only ones outstanding now are Deusovi's two.
@Deusovi OK, I give up on this one. Did you get any contacts for it?
 
10:33 PM
Nope.
 
yes
Absorb
 
Yep!
 
Dammit!
 
:-)
@Randal'Thor defending: A B S O L
 
10:34 PM
My other clue stands.
 
Forgiveness
 
contact rubio
 
I imagine there aren't many words beginning with ABSO but not ABSOL.
@Rubio Absolution.
 
+1
Totally!
 
Hmm damn, G2G. Have fun all
 
10:35 PM
Seeya SP
 
Contact, Rubio
 
cya sp
 
@Rubio Yes, it's absolutely.
 
Contact rubio!
 
whee.
 
10:35 PM
DAMMIT
 
what was yours?
 
my "chest" clue was ab+solves
 
@Sp3000 Good time to leave ;-)
 
ohhhh lol, nice!
 
@Deusovi How does ab = chest?
 
10:35 PM
ok gimme a sec
 
Oh right.
 
Yep :P
 
brb
 
@Randal'Thor Abs are chest muscles
I've got about 10 minutes before I have to go again...
 
Yeah, I'm off.
 
10:37 PM
Everyone is leaving!
 
Not yet...
 
I absolutely killed the chat :-P
 
Quick @Rubio!
Else everyone will go!
 
@Rubio's turn to defend.
 
@Silenus you worked it out yet?
 
10:37 PM
geez.
@Rubio defending: B
 
@boboquack was too quick for me :-D
Double ninja'd!
 
haha
 
Used to solve puzzles
 
Brain(s)
 
+1
Are you dissing it or hitting it?
 
10:43 PM
The red variety allows you to fly
 
Contact? (maybe)
 
Block or brick?
 
Not sure who you're addressing, but -1 for me.
 
vol
 
-2 for me
 
10:47 PM
@Volatility ok pass on this
 
rand?
 
@Volatility Baron?
 
Oh well.
What was it then?
 
bull (from the energy drink Red Bull, whose tagline is, "Red Bull gives you wings")
 
10:49 PM
oh. Duh, good one
I thought it was some video game reference
 
Oh, I'd never have got that.
Anything on mine?
 
nope
 
It's both one-to-one and onto
 
contact
 
pass. only thing I can think of there is correspondence, and that's not B*
 
10:55 PM
is there any rule against cluing jargon?
 
no
 
ok, cool
rand?
 
It just has to be an actual word or phrase
 
@Volatility Bijection / bijective.
 
+1
(bijection)
 
10:57 PM
The Quora post does note, though, that you shouldn't exploit someone's clear lack of subject matter expertise. Guesses should be for things the defender should know but doesn't.
 
I see
 
"They are welcome to give obscure clues that the creator probably wouldn't know, but if they do that too much it kind of spoils the game. It's best if they're clues that the creator is expected to know, but doesn't for some reason. No advanced math if you're playing with 8th graders! And no asking me about Pokemon if you've already used two Pokemon clues and have established that I know nothing about the subject."
I think that puts it pretty well.
 
@Rubio You have a score of >100 in the tag; you should know :-P
 
anyway :
@Rubio defending: B I
 
Your pin missed.
 
10:58 PM
(I wasn't objecting. I was answering the question asked)
 
Half a base
 
contact TGE
 
oh. So it did. This laptop, which I lovingly call my craptop (that's its hostname!), is a piece of crap.
 
Wait what happens now
 
Welcome to @The Contact Room!
 
10:59 PM
I did a clue, and Volatility said contact which I suppose means he solved it?
 
If that's a clue, you should put it in bold.
Just for clarity.
 
oh. hang on
yeah please bold guesses
 

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