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(RE: last March-- that was epistolary)

GREETINGS!
I YET DUEL with myself over whether there is a Santa..
 
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Yuletide

ANY WEEPY HARP will help making this.


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ANY WEEPY HARP = HAPPY NEW YEAR!

And, in the east, O, FEAR THE SNEAKY!
 
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The YEAR OF THE SNAKE is indeed hard upon us.

Everything I know about snakes I learned studying OL' PEG THEORY.
 
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HERPETOLOGY

Is the EARTH COWLED in winter?


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With all that COLD WEATHER? You better believe it.

Though only a MEAN LAMA would point it out every year like that.
 
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I saw Hab's post here and wanted to see what he was up to...and I can't figure out this game. It looks fun, but what exactly do you do?
 
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Rearrange the letters to find the targeted word I think. (Not that you were addressing me. I was just thinking of participating and saw your post)
 
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Yes, the word or words in BOLD form an anagram, which the rest of the text should help you solve. If you get the answer it's your turn to post a new word or phrase.

I think the answer is ANALEMMA. If it is, it IS SPURRING.


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Well that one was SURPRISING
My response took...what is it....restraint, or constraint, ....maybe just STRAINT to answer too quickly and just "move on".
 
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TRANSIT!

Here's my favorite means of transit:

NITE POLAR TOTE
 
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It's there, but somehow I don't think you mean

TO INTERPOLATE.


Is there a way to brute-force it? It does have

ROTE POTENTIAL.
 
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it's just one word...

(do we have a rule about that? I just assume the answer is one word unless it says otherwise)
 
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Yes, that has been the default condition historically. Personally I prefer it that way, but sometimes it's overlooked.

You're thinking of TELEPORTATION.

Which reminds me of a very fine old Science Fiction story by Alfred Bester, about a man who wound up as the MIDDLE SHOE.
 
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Speaking of ANALEMMA, that figures prominently in another speculative-fiction book (that's what science fiction is called these days) by Neal Stephenson, named Anathem. An intriguing work. And it disguises nicely the fact that much of the speculation and philosophy which Stephenson puts forth is not of his invention, but copied outright from 2500-year-old Greek ideas. Who'da thunk it.
 
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I found my right shoe and my left shoe, but I can't find the middle one, it must be DEMOLISHED.

I'm going to write about that one in DIARY THREE (nos. one and two are already filled)
 
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Well, if you were born that way, it's probably HEREDITARY.

Although some say that you acquire it during the Summer, Fall, and Winter (NON-VERNAL TIME).
 
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Yikes you really have me stumped, Haberdasher. Either I am very dense today-- or it's another word I never heard of (like analemma).

Hope there will be a teentsy-weentsy hint forthcoming eventually...
 
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ENVIRONMENTAL

Do they do this to the milk in a PRIZE SAUTE?


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Okay, it's been PASTEURIZEd. I know the lady who makes it the same all over, using OZONE. HI, MEG !
 
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If that milk is not pasteurized or HOMOGENIZEd, I'll just have a little. Make sure it IS STEAMED
 
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Well, I'm not going to have any steamed milk, and I'll drink my drink out of a DEMITASSE. (Okay, I'll admit mine are a lot easier than yours). I hate to think that society OPRESSES me for that.....

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ESPRESSO. But I thought you didn't want the steamed milk.?

Here's one to keep you up nights: If "AFFIANCE" means "to engage to be married", does EFFIANCE mean to divorce, or at least to agree/commit/intend to/whatever separate from an existing spouse?
 
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That would be an ESPRESSO.

Ging by my signatures, I AM A WEAKISH SPELLER (two words)


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Espresso is without steamed milk; but it has plenty of CAFFEINE

I started to spell it "ie" instead of "ei"....I guess that I AM A WEAKISH SPELLER too words. I'll defer to that one unless I can figure it out. Those two-word jumbles are pretty tough for me.
 
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I never met WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, but once upon a time I shared a cup of coffee brewed up by the songwriter's little-known twin brother COAL PORTER. I hadn't seen one of those old-time pots for years !
 
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...and what I was thinking of with the coffee with steamed milk was not espresso but CAPPUCCINO. (How's that for wasting a good anagrammable word?!)
 
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hmmm...demitase, espresso, caffeine....coffee....PERCOLATE. kind of a theme. I wonder if another good game would be a combination between the one I saw on here called "connections" and Jumbo; where the next following jumbled word is in some way connected to the previous one.

Anyway, let's try one that you might have thought of years ago AT PRETEEN (age)
 
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It finally got through: PENETRATE.

Your idea of having a theme has been part of this thread (and its forebears) in the past, though informally. Look among the old threads for Jumblaya, various other Jumbos, and so on, all so named in order to suggest but not actually use "Jumble," which I suspect is a copyrighted name. Lots of nice anagrams in there, too...I can't imagine how we ever solved some of them, but we did, mostly!

Speaking of nice, NICE GRIP !
 
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Nice grip, Tom said PIERCING-ly; I don't think I'll UNREVISIT you (as he tried to combine the double-negative discussion, with the tom swifties, and the jumbos...doing them all poorly.) Confused
 
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INTRUSIVE !

Let's start a frutful dscusson:

NECTARNE
 
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ENTRANCE!

fruitful discussion or not, just don't project a LUSTE VIBE.
 
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VESTIBULE

"I'm not sure I altogether approve of that three-man Keystone COP TRIO," he said archly.
 
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PORTICO
Was that portico AN ONCE OLD entryway?
 
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Depends on how many columns to your COLONNADE.

-- LOL ONCE
 
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my gym teacher was a COLONEL-- we SALUTE PE coach
 
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EPAULETS

Speaking of school, would a PICNIC PREVAIL ? (two words again)


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The official in charge of discpline is, of course, the VICE-PRINCIPAL. (At least, that's how it turned out in my High School...)

Did I ever tell you of my friend JORGE MALNERA ? He was a model officer, and rose to a pretty high rank in the modern Spanish army. The movie they made about his life got only two stars, though.

(Edit: Sometimes it's hyphenated, sometimes two words.)

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MAJOR GENERAL

Aiming lower, he's not EATEN UNTIL suppertime.


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LIEUTENANT holds his place.

NEGATERS, GRANTEES, ESTRANGE NCO. (Pick one.)
 
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Rather too easy ... SERGEANT

Chief writes his SONIC MEMOIRS.


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COMMISSIONER

Nothing's too easy for me. I'm just not that great at this game, so I HOPE I'M CUTE

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You're a slangy lawyer? MOUTHPIECE

Now delete the UHC and what remains is the best possible example of a tiny tart, or PIE MOTE.
 
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EPITOME

Dang, I often have a harder time scrambling my new word than I do guessing the old one. I might as well write with STUCCO PENS
 
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..It's trying very hard to be CONCUPISCENT, but that would have had to start as STUCCO PINE.
 
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..It's trying very hard to be CONCUPISCENT, but that would have had to start as STUCCO PINE.


No, to give a brief review, that's not it, and I double-checked my letters. Wink
 
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disqualifying myself: I put the letters into an online anagram solver. Wasn't familiar with the word... too hard for me, Tom!
 
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Yikes. I have seen so many words I don't know on here, I thought you-all knew them all....
I'll reveal it later if someone doesn't get it. (I had to look up concupiscent...)

What if we restarted with a good hard word that isn't as obscure....after we DUMP INCOME

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DUMP INCOME is COMPENDIUM. And just wait till you see the COLONEL'S TIC after you get them all together!

Now I'll have to get to work on the Stucco Pens again. Where's Arnie when you need him?!
 
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The Colonel's tic probably came from the COLLECTIONS agent.

If he was a victim of usury, someone should surely be put under USER ARREST
 
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