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 Re: WSO CCC OTD - 2023-03-16 FreedMalloc15-Mar-23 23:21 FreedMalloc 15-Mar-23 23:21
 Re: WSO CCC OTD - 2023-03-16 pkfox15-Mar-23 23:48 pkfox 15-Mar-23 23:48
 Re: WSO CCC OTD - 2023-03-16 - Winner! FreedMalloc15-Mar-23 23:53 FreedMalloc 15-Mar-23 23:53
 Re: WSO CCC OTD - 2023-03-16 - Winner! pkfox16-Mar-23 0:12 pkfox 16-Mar-23 0:12
 Re: WSO CCC OTD - 2023-03-16 - Winner! FreedMalloc16-Mar-23 0:17 FreedMalloc 16-Mar-23 0:17
 Re: WSO CCC OTD - 2023-03-16 - Winner! pkfox16-Mar-23 0:35 pkfox 16-Mar-23 0:35
 Re: WSO CCC OTD - 2023-03-16 jmaida16-Mar-23 18:05 jmaida 16-Mar-23 18:05
 Re: WSO CCC OTD - 2023-03-16 FreedMalloc16-Mar-23 18:55 FreedMalloc 16-Mar-23 18:55
 Is this a guess? If so, it is incorrect. The (9) at the end of the clue means the solution is a single word 9 characters long. The way these work is the first word or the last word in the clue is the definition (or a synonym) of the solution. Sometimes the def might include the first or last couple words or phrase. You need to look at both ends because it might be either. The rest of the clue is called the word play. It's a sort of map to build to the solution. Then the number(s) in parens tell how many words and their lengths is the solution (4,6) means 2 words, 1st is 4 letters long and the 2nd is 6. So my clue today was: Persistent rated perfect electrical type markers. (9) In this case the def was PERSISTENT. You wouldn't know that. You'd have to play with that and MARKERS as possible definitions. In my clue, the word play worked out as: Quote:Rated perfect = TEN (on a scale of 1-10) Electrical type = AC (Alternating Current) Markers = IOUS (a marker is an IOU, and it's plural). Put that together to get TENACIOUS - a 9 letter word meaning persistent. The idea seems simple, but the practice can be maddeningly challenging. It took practice to get to the point where I can usually solve 2 or 3 a week and sometimes all 5. But usually not as fast as some of the regulars. Plus the game is 4 hours long starting at 9:00 am UK time and that's 3:00 am here in South Dakota so I'm usually asleep (unless I get up for old man reasons ). But I try to solve each day's clue sometime later that day. I've also learned that setting a clue is much harder than solving - much harder. And, I like the challenge.
 Re: WSO CCC OTD - 2023-03-16 jmaida16-Mar-23 19:10 jmaida 16-Mar-23 19:10
 Re: WSO CCC OTD - 2023-03-16 FreedMalloc16-Mar-23 19:15 FreedMalloc 16-Mar-23 19:15
 Re: WSO CCC OTD - 2023-03-16 jmaida17-Mar-23 14:19 jmaida 17-Mar-23 14:19
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