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TOY SERUM IS

mysterious

Debauched OLD SUITES?


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I wanted to make it SOLITUDES but your presentation makes it
DISSOLUTE

I BE TRAINED !
(I.E., I TEND BAR)
 
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I BE TRAINED !

inebriated

Paris Hilton's Net sex tapes? UNLIT EROTICA


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What's that you say? Paris Hilton wears fishnet stockings?

RETICULATION

And Old MacDonald had a SOUP, E-I-E-I-Q
(I never said I cquld spell)
 
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I had to look up equipoise to make sure it was a word.

What's this about fish nets? SO SOPPIER


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Sorry; I should have referred to one of Shu's "words from G&S" threads.
(KATISHA:
Oh fool that fleest love's hallowed joys
Oh blind that seest no equipoise...)

PORPOISES are indeed SO SOPPIER.

ODIPENTO - appallingly, a standard usage these days
 
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ODIPENTO

optioned

He was described as LATE INDEED


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LATE INDEED

DELINEATED

(...like Tom Brady at the last Superbowl?)


Moving right along - what do you get if you mate a BULL and a MARE ?
 
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I don't know, but I can't think when it's raining.... let me get my umbrella up and then I can think about an answer...

Then, I have to figure out how to tell my AGNOSTIC TWIN that I hated how he decorated my house.
 
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Aha! He put up the wainscoting !

(Ten dictionaries in onelook.com have it with two "T"s, vs. seventeen with only one)


They say houses get to be like people - did yours like it, or did the
INN RECOIL ?
 
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Ten days andnot even a gluess? Time for a hint, then. But it's not a direct one, he said, skirting the issue; that's just puffery.
 
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INN RECOIL

OK, if you really want an answer it's crinoline.

These set DINERS PUNNING


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UNDERPINNINGS

On another tack completely: what do

GALA ARTS CHAMPION
and
YES, MY REAL ONE

have in common?

Answer: they are two of Stanley Kunitz's favorite words. He used to run through the woods declaiming them out loud, because he liked the way they sounded.

The link is to a trailer to a documentary about him. It's about eight minutes long*, and will give you the answers if I typed it in correctly. (If not, Google it or go directly to YouTube; the name of the movie is Stanley's House.) Needless to say, they're not your usual everyday words, but I have confidence that you know them.

Edit: *(the trailer, that is)

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I got the first one,

phantasmagorical

but I can't figure out the other one to save my life...
 
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(tried to post this earlier, but my machine froze)

They're toughies; you should get a gold star for getting even one of them.

The other is also Greek-rooted rather than Latin, and like so many hard anagrams begins with a vowel.

(Kunitz' word was actually "phantasmagoria," btw. Mea culpa. And you shouldn't consider it failure if you get it by watching the trailer, either.)
 
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P.P.S. and did you notice - both phantasms are double dactyls.
 
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Two-week hint: perhaps I was being too charitable in assuming you know the word?
 
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Three-week hint: It has the perhaps dubious distinction of having undergone an amazing linguistic transformation, from seven syllables and twelve letters in the original to one syllable of four letters in modern English!

(I'm being this recalcitrant to giving the solution only because I gave a link to the answer with the original presentation!)
 
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"Alms for the poor?"

What would you call that kind of activity? (answer here)

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The answer is here; scroll down to the end.


Truth in washing? VERI-LAV
 
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VERI-LAV

revival

Bored pen salesman? SELLS STYLI


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SELLS STYLI
listlessly

TRUMAN SILENT
(that was music to some people's ears)
 
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TRUMAN SILENT

instrumental

STEAMY KILN


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MISTAKENLY (...resisting the temptation to write "misteaknly")

RAW MOTHER
 
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RAW MOTHER

Well, if you are going fishing you might need an EARTHWORM, however, if you are a dog you might have a HEARTWORM. (or I guess the multiple, heartworms, 'cause they travel in packs...)

BOLD BOOT MUSICIAN
 
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BOLD BOOT MUSICIAN

discombobulation !

TYRCIAL
 
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Bonus question: TRYICAL + A = ??
 
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I was going to let someone else have a chance, but since no one has bitten...

TYRCIAL

CLARITY
and with another "A" its ALACRITY

TEEN OWL ARMS
 
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TEEN OWL ARMS

If you have a flood of WATERMELONS do you have a MOMERSALT ?
 
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I know it's not marmoset,(extra L) but my brain must want it to be, cause it's stuck on this... I'll keep trying, but anyone else, feel free to guess...
 
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Too much water might swirl into a whirlpool, yes?
 
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maelstrom
 
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Got your steel taps on the wrong part of the shoes?

HEEL CLANG
 
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What? Won't anyone respond to that challenge?

Incidentally, I was looking over some old ones here and came across these:
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Posted by arnie June 18, 2007 11:02 AM

Scandinavian Zulus?
NORSE IMPIS
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Posted by myth jellies June 18, 2007 7:18 PM

Norse Impis? Yeah we would see them about once per mission...


and I got the impression that you had meant not "permission" but something else entirely.
 
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Perhaps people are taking on the challenge of protecting dweebs ever since we came across that OFFED NERD


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Even if the OFFED NERD was an offender?

"IF" IS FOUND when fluids intermingle as a result of random thermal agitation...
 
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Heavens, Hab, "offender" is short a letter (D).


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Oops. I do that every now and then. My mind is made up, don't confuse me with facts.

Heaven might, but I'm not sure Deacon Ray Defendorf would have forfended...
 
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Defendorf! Where do you find these links Smile

Isn't diffusion what keeps the Sun shining?

Well I had a lot of time to come up with my next word's clue...

HERO AWARDS A SHOREWARD ROAD WASHER WHOSE RADAR SAW HOARDER DRAW ASHORE some anagramming pointers.

(1 word - 10 letters)


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ARROWHEADS ! Good one, and skillfully presented.

Is it a stretch to offer to GET HINT from a moon of Saturn?
 
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Well if you're going to moon Saturn, you'd better tighten those glutes. (nice clues)

When you see all that bicolored gunk on the beach, think "What would the MISER GRAB?"

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AMBERGRIS...that was one whale of a clue.

I've ladders, deliver ads: SLED? I RAVED!
 
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I disraveled these into daredevils.

The Senate finds that to UNKNOT CAESAR is difficult.


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Senators can be CANTANKEROUS, all right!

It's too bad we sometimes have to deal with their RESTING CANINE, instead of letting sleeping dogs lie...
 
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Was wondering if you meant a dog of a movie, in which case you might be anti-screening. Then I thought about how hard it was to get our intransigent napping mutt's arse off the couch.

This also applies to dogs: is the dewclaw just a NON-USE TOE?


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An extra hint since the word is relatively uncommon. Refers to the fact that dogs have been bred to never outgrow all their puppy behavior.


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...hence the mention of dogs. I'm afraid I have to add it to the list of words not previousy in my vocabulary, no matter how many hints I'm given!

"neotenous" could certainly mean the holding on (-tenous) of young characteristics (neo- = new)

ENTONEOUS (as in "... The processing to correct the abnormality such as non-collection of the part 5, entoneous picking up of a different part etc. will be executed in the same manner as in the first embodiment...") is another word I don't know, and it isn't in OneLook.com either, though it is cited in this patent description, above.

At least, so says my EXPERT, PYIL.

Edit: typo, typo, typo

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Was just about to call a fault on myself. Neotenous is correct. I read a lot of SciFi where a common trope is extended youth and neotenous characteristics and behavior are mentioned. Of course it comes from neoteny which describes larval features exhibited by some adult species, such as gills in a newt. Then I heard the word on a special on dogs and...was sort of hurting for a word to use in an anagram...and it had a dog connection.... Will try to curb my vocabularic excesses in the future. Smile


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Not to be faulted, and DEFINITELY not to be taken as a reason for limiting your expressed vocabulary, please. Been there, done that, and found it most unpleasant. Besides, that's one of the purposes of this Board - to expand horizons, logoistically and otherwise. By your knowledge I have expanded mine by not one but two words!

Incidentally, I thought I'd done a lot of sci-fi reading, and never came across "neotonous" [use a word three times and it becomes your own] that I remamber. Can you bring me up to speed on which writers invoked the theme?
 
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Recent books read (all had long life themes and neotenous was in at least one of them)

Cory Doctorow - Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
Charles Stross - Accelerando
Iain M Banks - a couple titles from his Culture milieu

also mentioned multiple times in A BIOLOGICAL HOMAGE TO MICKEY MOUSE by Stephen Jay Gould

I know it doesn't start with "ex-", but I keep staring at pye triplex....I suppose I was suffering from some form of perplexity.

Anyway, do you remember the fight scene where Mongo UNHORSES DUO in that picture?

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