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Okay, let's get things going again with a MOUSEPRINT.
 
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RESUMPTION is favourite, but it could be IMPORTUNES.

The result? IT'S TROUNCED.


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If I had another C I could make all kinds of CONSTRUCTs, with DE-s and RE-s and -TIONs and COUNTERs and such, if I had another C...

Well, if I can't put things together the only thing to do is take them apart. DESTRUCTION ! With a TIN VOLLEY, no less.
 
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VIOLENTLY, even.

GIANT DEEDS are named.


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GIANT DEEDS --> DESIGNATED.

The Information Technology group working on Leonard Bernstien's Broadway show, it has been pointed out, is "CANDIDE I.T."
 
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It's INDICATED, DAMNDEST ROT, even.


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DEMONSTRATED. And just to stress the point, they serve no beverage on this SEAMSHIP.
 
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Oops. DEMONSTRATED has two Es; DAMNDEST ROT only one.

Back to the drawing board.
 
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Sorry, that was a typo. It should have been DAMNEDEST ROT, so DEMONSTRATED is right. To use EMPHASIS, it is correct.

It wasn't VICIOUS MESH, I promise.


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MISCHIEVOUS

The aspiring fisherman studied for his HERRING B.A., he said it would be a sign that good things would happen.
 
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To understand the HARBINGER, that takes A GURU.


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AUGUR. Didn't you think I know the drill? Not a bit! I GNU RAGE !
 
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All I can see is ARGUEING, but that can't be right. A hint maybe?


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You'll have to drill deeper than that !
 
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Perhaps it's a virtual snit?

E-arguing?
 
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It must be AUGERING. I hadn't thought there was such a word, but I found it eventually in one online dictionary.

Do they use TONG ARMS to measure it?


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Believe it or not, the last time I saw ANGSTROM used was in a crossword puzzle...last Sunday.

Afterword: Augering is also in the unhappy vocabulary of fighter pilots, esp. of the propellor-powered era. When a plane is shot down all too often you can see watch it "augering in" as it spins wing over wing on its way down...

On another subject entirely - I saw a Bearded Lady at the circus, and almost had to KISS HER W...
 
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Good job it was just her WHISKERS ...

Did it ROT VIA ACIDITY or was it hot?


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RADIOACTIVITY, but if it gets [u]too[/u] hot we'll have to send you up an ICE HYMN
[Hey - what happened to the _underline_ function?]
 
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A CHIMNEY would be too narrow for me.

'Are you RILED, BUB?'
'No, quite happy.'
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Hey - what happened to the _underline_ function?

Underlining denotes a link. For emphasis use italics or bold.


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No, don't put a BLUEBIRD up a CHIMNEY, but somewhere over A BROWN I.
 
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Dorothy was taken over the RAINBOW by NOT a ROAD.


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A TORNADO can sometimes unearth some strange critters, like SOCCER WAR, MANNIT, and LO! DAIRY CLOWN.
 
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Clarification: that's three strange critters.
 
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The first two are easy: SCARECROW and TIN MAN. Is the third COWARDLY LOIN? COWARDLY LINO? I'll take a wild guess and go for COWARDLY LION.

To go from over the rainbow to another world extreme is an ANTICAR ACT.


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Some boredom may be unsuitable for children, especially in ANTARCTICA. Be sure to exercise discretion when dealing with PG ENNUI.
 
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Look out for the PENGUIN. Also, NOTE IPADS.


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Starting with PENGUIN and going to the ANTIPODES you might SKI SOME.
 
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If you find ESKIMOS there one might be a BEERY ORPHAN.


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...never knew HYPERBOREAN before but it makes sense, and Onelook.com says it exists:

noun: (Greek mythology) one of a people that the ancient Greeks believed lived in a warm and sunny land north of the source of the north wind

Since I found it by accident I'll have to acknowledge I USED ONE TRIP.
 
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(Oops, my bad: I left out an S. [red-in-the-face-E] Just one more instance of making an S of myself...)


That it was ever found was purely SERENDIPITOUS; no one offered condolences that I couldn't SPY MY HAT.
 
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You'll get no SYMPATHY here. I'm DREAD HEARTH! Cool


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HARD-HEARTED indeed, but then it's no more than I deserve.

"Basically I just can't decide the CHAIR TEMPO," he said acidly.
 
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Was that METAPHORIC?

I hope the crunch didn't leave you in TEDIOUS TINT.


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DESTITUTION aside, yes, it was metaphoric, but the "answer that's in the right-hand drawer of my desk" has more to do with not being able to make up its mind whether it's acid or base. (It's both, actually, at one time or another.) And it isn't CAMPHORITE, either.
 
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If it's chemistry-related I've no idea. I failed that badly at school.


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Correction: Per M-W online: "The answer to just about every question in life is "It depends!"

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Never heard of it. That would have been a candidate for the bluffing game but for the obvious Greek roots.


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I think it may be time to put this thread back in some sort of order, even if just out of HABIT, PLEASE.
 
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(EORUY, or, You're out of order)

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AHPPY ENW AERY to all !
 
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2U2...

YOU MAY ALPHABETISE IN VAIN
SO: IF CIA ACTS, NIL.
 
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Well enough, but for that kind of CLASSIFICATION you would need the knowledge contained in an E DANCE POLICY
 
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Miller's Hint for Anagrams: If nothing seems to work, the word probably begins with a vowel.
 
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ENCYCLOPEDIAC?
TRAGICALLY, CEO loses track...
 
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Just ENCYCLOPEDIA, which fits the wordplay better. (Only two Cs.)

I haven't had time to work on your Sad Tycoon yet; maybe later today...
 
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TRAGICALLY, CEO loses track...

CATEGORICALLY

You can't say that!
But you must say that!
It's VAMPIRE TIE !
 
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Let me rephrase:

CATEGORICAL

You Kant say that!
But you must say that!
It's VAMPIRE TIE!
 
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Just to tie up the loose end -

I was hinting at Immanuel Kant's Categorical IMPERATIVE.
 
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