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A friend sent me one of those puzzles where you find the words hidden in a letter-square, running horizontally, vertically or diagonally. The twist on this one is that the is no a, e, i, o, or u in the square.

He says there are at least 40 words of 3 letters or more, and and I bet this group can find more that those 40! Make me proud, ladies and gents! You can copy this grid, and italicize each new word you, and we can keep a running alphabetical list to avoid duplicates.

P.S. dictionary.com will be the judge of "what is a word".

Y...G..Y...M...W...C...N...Y...S
Y...R...F...H...T....H...Y...M...Y
P...D...T...P...H...C...N...Y...L
S...Y...R...M...R...S...B...T...K
M..W...R...Y...L...Y...H...S...G
T...H...P...L....L...Z...T...Y...H
S...T...C...F...H...Y...W...R...P
S...H...P...Y...L...G...R...T....L
P...Y...M...T...S...Y...C...P...Y
X...N...Y...L...M...P...K...Y...S

[This message was edited by Morgan on Wed Sep 10th, 2003 at 12:58.]
 
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OK, I'll get the ball rolling with a couple.

List: fly, fry

Y...G..Y...M...W...C...N...Y...S
Y--R---F...H...T....H...Y...M...Y
P...D...T...P...H...C...N...Y...L
S...Y...R...M...R...S...B...T...K
M..W...R...Y...L...Y...H...S...G
T...H...P...L....L...Z...T...Y...H
S...T...C...F...H...Y...W...R...P
S...H...P...Y...L...G...R...T....L
P...Y...M...T...S...Y...C...P...Y
X...N...Y...L...M...P...K...Y...S

P.S. If anyone knows how to use fonts that aren't proportionately-spaced, speak up! Eek
 
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dry, fly, fry, gyp, ply, pry

Y...G..Y...M...W...C...N...Y...S
Y...R...F...H...T....H...Y...M...Y
P...D...T...P...H...C...N...Y...L
S...Y...R...M...R...S...B...T...K
M..W...R...Y...L...Y...H...S...G
T...H...P...L....L...Z...T...Y...H
S...T...C...F...H...Y...W...R...P
S...H...P...Y...L...G...R...T....L
P...Y...M...T...S...Y...C...P...Y
X...N...Y...L...M...P...K...Y...S

[This message was edited by jerry thomas on Wed Sep 10th, 2003 at 14:08.]
 
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dry, fly, fry, gyp, ply, pry, sync
(Keeping the list alphabetized, and highlighting only new words, to make it easier for future finders.)

Y...G..Y...M...W...C...N...Y...S
Y...R...F...H...T....H...Y...M...Y
P...D...T...P...H...C...N...Y...L
S...Y...R...M...R...S...B...T...K
M..W...R...Y...L...Y...H...S...G
T...H...P...L....L...Z...T...Y...H
S...T...C...F...H...Y...W...R...P
S...H...P...Y...L...G...R...T....L
P...Y...M...T...S...Y...C...P...Y
X...N...Y...L...M...P...K...Y...S
 
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Y...G..Y...M...W...C...N...Y...S
Y...R...F...H...T....H...Y...M...Y
P...D...T...P...H...C...N...Y...L
S...Y...R...M...R...S...B...T...K
M..W...R...Y...L...Y...H...S...G
T...H...P...L....L...Z...T...Y...H
S...T...C...F...H...Y...W...R...P
S...H...P...Y...L...G...R...T....L
P...Y...M...T...S...Y...C...P...Y
X...N...Y...L...M...P...K...Y...S

Hymn, Crypts, Myrrh.
Do I get extra points for finding longer words?
 
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Y...G..Y...M...W...C...N...Y...S
Y...R...F..H...T....H...Y...M...Y
P...D...T...P...H...C...N...Y...L
S...Y...R...M...R...S...B...T...K
M..W...R...Y...L...Y...H...S...G
T...H...P...L...L...Z...T...Y...H
S...T...C...F...H...Y...W...R...P
S...H...P...Y...L...G...R...T...L
P...Y...M...T...S...Y...C...P...Y
X...N...Y...L...M...P...K...Y...S

Anyone post GLYPH yet? also PSYCH and SYLPH.


crypts, dry, fly, fry, glyph, gyp, hymn, myrrh, ply, pry, psych, sylph, sync

(and is anyone checking onelook.com?)

[This message was edited by haberdasher on Thu Sep 11th, 2003 at 11:10.]
 
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also - so we allow wholly-contained subsets?

dryly holds dry
tryst holds try
crypts holds crypt and cry

You get the point. In wordsearchland I don't think complete overlaps are viewed with approval, but for our count
I don't see why they shouldn't be included.
 
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Y...G..Y...M...W...C...N...Y...S
Y...R...F..H...T....H...Y...M...Y
P...D...T...P...H...C...N...Y...L
S...Y...R...M...R...S...B...T...K
M..W...R...Y...L...Y...H...S...G
T...H...P...L...L...Z...T...Y...H
S...T...C...F...H...Y...W...R...P
S...H...P...Y...L...G...R...T...L
P...Y...M...T...S...Y...C...P...Y
X...N...Y...L...M...P...K...Y...S

Here's a MYTH and a separate TRY and TRYST.

crypts, dry, fly, fry, glyph, gyp, hymn, myrrh, myth, ply, pry, psych, sylph, sync, try, tryst
 
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Hab mentioned that dryly holds dry, but I don't think the former has yet been highlighted -- so I'm doing it here. Add LYNCH and STY too.

Y...G..Y...M...W...C...N...Y...S
Y...R...F..H...T....H...Y...M...Y
P...D...T...P...H...C...N...Y...L
S...Y...R...M...R...S...B...T...K
M..W...R...Y...L...Y...H...S...G
T...H...P...L...L...Z...T...Y...H
S...T...C...F...H...Y...W...R...P
S...H...P...Y...L...G...R...T...L
P...Y...M...T...S...Y...C...P...Y
X...N...Y...L...M...P...K...Y...S

crypt, crypts, dry, dryly, fly, fry, glyph, gyp, hymn, lynch, myrrh, myth, ply, pry, psych, sty, sylph, sync, try (twice), tryst

21 so far, if I've counted correctly.
 
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Y...G..Y...M...W...C...N...Y...S
Y...R...F..H...T....H...Y...M...Y
P...D...T...P...H...C...N...Y...L
S...Y...R...M...R...S...B...T...K
M..W...R...Y...L...Y...H...S...G
T...H...P...L...L...Z...T...Y...H
S...T...C...F...H...Y...W...R...P
S...H...P...Y...L...G...R...T...L
P...Y...M...T...S...Y...C...P...Y
X...N...Y...L...M...P...K...Y...S

let's add shy and thy (if I can find them again!)

cry, crypt, crypts, dry, dryly, fly, fry, glyph, gyp, hymn, lynch, myrrh, myth, ply, pry, psych, shy, sty, sylph, sync, thy, try (twice), tryst

P.S. There's another "shy" crossing the bold one, NW-->SE, and the original one can go on to "shyly".

[This message was edited by haberdasher on Thu Sep 11th, 2003 at 12:34.]
 
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Y...G..Y...M...W...C...N...Y...S
Y...R...F..H...T....H...Y...M...Y
P...D...T...P...H...C...N...Y...L
S...Y...R...M...R...S...B...T...K
M..W...R...Y...L...Y...H...S...G
T...H...P...L...L....Z...T...Y...H
S...T...C...F...H...Y...W...R...P
S...H...P...Y...L...G...R...T...L
P...Y...M...T...S...Y...C...P...Y
X...N...Y...L...M...P...K...Y...S

SYZYGY -- a conjunction or lining-up, as the planets do every so often, or chromosomes in dividing cells
 
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Good one, Hab!

Let's also add lynx
 
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    cry, crypt, crypts, dry, dryly, fly, fry, glyph, gyp, hymn, lynch, lynx, myrrh, myth, ply, pry, psych, shy, shyly, sty, sylph, syzygy, sync, thy, try, tryst
 
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It comes from running down in your head - what words have no vowels but Y? So with that thought in mind - look for "cyst," "spry(ly)," etc. And just in case the writer of that puzzle was being Puckish, look for "cwm" too.
 
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You've got me looking for LY combos to add to other words. Here's SPRYLY, containing SPRYLY, plus a second THY; we already have two appearances of "shy" (thanks to hab) and of "try".

The list (*= extra appearance):
cry, crypt, crypts, dry, dryly, fly, fry, glyph, gyp, hymn, lynch, lynx, myrrh, myth, ply, pry, psych, shy*, shyly, spry, spryly, sty, sylph, syzygy, sync, thy*, try*, tryst

Y...G..Y...M...W...C...N...Y...S
Y...R...F..H...T....H...Y...M...Y
P...D...T...P...H...C...N...Y...L
S...Y...R...M...R...S...B...T...K
M..W...R...Y...L...Y...H...S...G
T...H...P...L...L...Z...T...Y...H
S...T...C...F...H..Y...W...R...P
S...H...P...Y...L...G...R...T...L
P...Y...M...T...S...Y...C...P...Y
X...N...Y...L...M...P...K...Y...S
 
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I think WRY(LY) is in there too...
 
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Originally posted by haberdasher:
I think WRY(LY) is in there too...

Yep. Add 2 more.
But if you're going to be like that, I'll add FLY(BY).

Still shaking my head over syzygy. Incredible. Eek

The list (*= extra appearance):
cry, crypt, crypts, dry, dryly, fly*, flyby, fry, glyph, gyp, hymn, lynch, lynx, myrrh, myth, ply, pry, psych, shy*, shyly, spry, spryly, sty, sylph, syzygy, sync, thy*, try*, tryst, wry, wryly

Y...G..Y...M...W...C...N...Y...S
Y...R...F...H...T....H...Y...M...Y
P...D...T...P...H...C...N...Y...L
S...Y...R...M...R...S...B...T...K
M..W...R...Y...L...Y...H...S...G
T...H...P...L...L...Z...T...Y...H
S...T...C...F...H..Y...W...R...P
S...H...P...Y...L...G...R...T...L
P...Y...M...T...S...Y...C...P...Y
X...N...Y...L...M...P...K...Y...S
 
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add wry, wryly, spy, cyst

The list (*= extra appearance):
cry, crypt, crypts, cyst*,dry, dryly, fly, fry, glyph, gyp, hymn, lynch, lynx, myrrh, myth, ply, pry, psych, shy, shyly,spy*, spry, spryly, sty, sylph, syzygy, sync, thy, try, tryst, wry*, wryly*

Y...G..Y...M...W...C...N...Y...S
Y...R...F..H...T....H...Y...M...Y
P...D...T...P...H...C...N...Y...L
S...Y...R...M...R...S...B...T...K
M...W...R...Y...L...Y...H...S...G
T...H...P...L...L...Z...T...Y...H
S...T...C...F...H..Y...W...R...P
S...H...P...Y...L...G...R...T...L
P...Y...M...T...S...Y...C...P...Y
X...N...Y...L...M...P...K...Y...S

peace.

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LYNX was a beaut, too!

If I put too much thyme in my bouillabaisse, is it THYMY ? Actually, Dictionary.com says yes. Still, it sounds rather forced.

But I'm not sure we can accept d.c uncritically. It has a listing for SYLK as "acronym for 'symbolic link'" but I don't think that makes it a valid entry here.

Y...G..Y...M...W...C...N...Y...S
Y...R...F..H...T...H...Y...M...Y
P...D...T...P...H...C...N...Y...L
S...Y...R...M...R...S...B...T...K
M...W...R...Y...L...Y...H...S...G
T...H...P...L...L...Z...T...Y...H
S...T...C...F...H..Y...W...R...P
S...H...P...Y...L...G...R...T...L
P...Y...M...T...S...Y...C...P...Y
X...N...Y...L...M...P...K...Y...S

As to the Welsh words with no English vowels whatsoever (like CWM) I give up. I'm sure there is a small handful of them and will leave the search to others.

[This message was edited by haberdasher on Thu Sep 11th, 2003 at 15:38.]
 
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Hab, agreed that acronyms don't count.

How can we have missed GYM running left-to-right, like an ordinary word, in the top row?

Also, there's a second STY, starting with the same S as the STY we've already found (5th row, 2nd-to-last column) but running up rather than running southwest.
 
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Y...G..Y...M...W...C...N...Y...S
Y...R...F...H...T...H...Y...M...Y
P...D...T...P...H...C...N...Y...L
S...Y...R...M...R...S...B...T...K
M...W...R...Y...L...Y...H...S...G
T...H...P...L...L...Z...T...Y...H
S...T...C...F...H..Y...W...R...P
S...H...P...Y...L...G...R...T...L
P...Y...M...T...S...Y...C...P...Y
X...N...Y...L...M...P...K...Y...S


Apparently an alternative spelling of "stymie" is ""STYMY."

Learn something new every day!
 
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Here's our third FLY, plus LYMPH.

Y...G..Y...M...W...C...N...Y...S
Y...R...F...H...T...H...Y...M...Y
P...D...T...P...H...C...N...Y...L
S...Y...R...M...R...S...B...T...K
M..W...R...Y...L...Y...H...S...G
T...H...P...L...L...Z...T...Y...H
S...T...C...F...H..Y...W...R...P
S...H...P...Y...L...G...R...T...L
P...Y...M...T...S...Y...C...P...Y
X...N...Y...L...M...P...K...Y...S

The list (* = extra appearance), if I've got it right:
cry, crypt, crypts, cyst, dry, dryly, fly**, flyby, fry, glyph, gym, gyp, hymn, lymph, lynch, lynx, myrrh, myth, ply, pry, psych, shy*, shyly, spry, spryly, spy, sty*, stymy, sylph, syzygy, sync, thy*, thymy, try*, tryst, wry, wryly
(37 words, plus 6 extra appearances)

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Y...G..Y...M...W...C...N...Y...S
Y...R...F...H...T...H...Y...M...Y
P...D...T...P...H...C...N...Y...L
S...Y...R...M...R...S...B...T...K
M..W...R...Y...L...Y...H...S...G
T...H...P...L...L...Z...T...Y...H
S...T...C...F...H..Y...W...R...P
S...H...P...Y...L...G...R...T...L
P...Y...M...T...S...Y...C...P...Y
X...N...Y...L...M...P...K...Y...S
 
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Originally posted by haberdasher:
if nobody else wants to, I guess I'll have to do it myself
Wink

Y...G..Y...M...W...C...N...Y...S
Y...R...F...H...T...H...Y...M...Y
P...D...T...P...H...C...N...Y...L
S...Y...R...M...R...S...B...T...K
M..W...R...Y...L...Y...H...S...G
T...H...P...L...L...Z...T...Y...H
S...T...C...F...H..Y...W...R...P
S...H...P...Y...L...G...R...T...L
P...Y...M...T...S...Y...C...P...Y
X...N...Y...L...M...P...K...Y...S

Got any more without a, e, i, o, u or y, hab? Wink
 
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Nope; gave you the only one I know. I meant it when I said I'd have to leave that department to others. But I do think I recognize yours, dredged from the dark depths of memory.

And I don't think it's in any way accidental that both of these are in the grid, either! So if there _are_ more, don't be surprised Smile
 
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Y...G..Y...M...W...C...N...Y...S
Y...R...F...H...T...H...Y...M...Y
P...D...T...P...H...C...N...Y...L
S...Y...R...M...R...S...B...T...K
M..W...R...Y...L...Y...H...S...G
T...H...P...L...L...Z...T...Y...H
S...T...C...F...H..Y...W...R...P
S...H...P...Y...L...G...R...T...L
P...Y...M...T...S...Y...C...P...Y
X...N...Y...L...M...P...K...Y...S


Didn't Opus' friend Bill the Cat regularly say THPLLZT
when he was working on a particularly difficult hairball --
in Bloom County?

(Where's that silly emoticon when you need it? Ah yes, there it is.) :-|
 
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