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: Help with the Woman's Weekly puzzle page.
: JamesC 31 August, 2018, 05:11:09 PM
Hi Squaxx, my mum always asks for my help with the link word puzzles in her magazine. We're stuck this week and need some help.
What's a word that can go after Air or before Guide? And what's a word that can go after Close or before Off?
All words need to be 6 letters long.

If you get them right I might have some more next week!
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: I, Cosh 31 August, 2018, 05:41:43 PM
Air travel guide

Keep thinking about season for the other one, but it's wrong.
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: JamesC 31 August, 2018, 06:06:00 PM
We thought of that answer for Air - Guide but it doesn't fit with the next level of the puzzle (you then take the highlighted letters of each answer which form an anagram. We've already worked out the answer to the anagram from the answers we already have. It's Botticelli.)
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: I, Cosh 31 August, 2018, 06:23:34 PM
okay, what are the missing letters and their positions?
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: JamesC 31 August, 2018, 06:33:16 PM
I think we might have them. We needed a C and an I.

Air - Guide. The third letter had to be a C or I. Thinking it could be Pocket.

Close - Off. Could be Finish, giving us the I.
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: Tiplodocus 31 August, 2018, 06:49:14 PM
Those would both be my guess.

Or, you know, knob.  For both.
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: sheridan 31 August, 2018, 09:18:32 PM
Those would both be my guess.

Or, you know, knob.  For both.

Knob off?  Not heard that expression before, I was thinking finish off.
































(what did you think was behind the spoiler?)
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: JayzusB.Christ 31 August, 2018, 09:33:24 PM
Call, surely.

Also, before you click on the forum section, this thread is titled 'Need some help with the woman.'
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 31 August, 2018, 11:09:30 PM
Man, I love this forum.
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: The Legendary Shark 03 September, 2018, 08:44:02 AM
: The Enigmatic Dr X
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Man, I love this forum.

Me too! :D

: Re: Help with the Woman's Weekly puzzle page.
: Proudhuff 13 September, 2018, 12:59:00 PM


Also, before you click on the forum section, this thread is titled 'Need some help with the woman.'


Didn't that happen once?
There was a charity shop worker involved, I half remember...

Cant remember if it was the crazy Aussie guy who loved Slaine or the Wolfie one who was eventually banned, or indeed the one who posted the pic of the gapping A-hole  :-X
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: JamesC 13 September, 2018, 01:03:03 PM
I thought it was our resident Gundam-lover who proclaims things as 'arsom'?

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: TordelBack 13 September, 2018, 01:22:10 PM
Cant remember if it was the crazy Aussie guy who loved Slaine or the Wolfie one who was eventually banned, or indeed the one who posted the pic of the gapping A-hole  :-X

Ahh the honoured departed, we shall remember them (but yeah,  it was a certain 21st century leader of cybers that was trying to make a deductable donation - still very much with us!  :wave:)
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: JayzusB.Christ 13 September, 2018, 02:33:45 PM
Their names shall live forever. But this being a website for fans of a sci fi comic, I'm amazed there have been so few.  The first was a 14-year-old called Death Monkey, trolling before there was even a name for it then revealing his true self with a grovelling apology. He'd be in his 30s now - feck.

I remember the Wolf lad being an intense individual but either can't remember or didn't know he was banned. What was that for?
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: sheridan 13 September, 2018, 02:41:56 PM
Their names shall live forever. But this being a website for fans of a sci fi comic, I'm amazed there have been so few.  The first was a 14-year-old called Death Monkey, trolling before there was even a name for it then revealing his true self with a grovelling apology. He'd be in his 30s now - feck.

I doubt it pre-dates the use of the word - there are references to 'troll' going back to 1993 and 1994 on usenet...
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: JayzusB.Christ 13 September, 2018, 02:47:03 PM
Fair enough!
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: TordelBack 13 September, 2018, 03:09:36 PM
I remember the Wolf lad being an intense individual but either can't remember or didn't know he was banned. What was that for?

I'm still fond of (most of) our lost sheep. I can't remember if Peter was permabanned, he may have been temporarily censured and then chose not to return.  Intense certainly, argumentative definitely, but a good lad at heart, and a genuine fan of the older days of the Prog.  I follow him on Twitter, his antique-hunting activities are right up my street, while his politics remain... interesting.

...there are references to 'troll' going back to 1993 and 1994 on usenet...

Usenet was 85% troll-by-weight.
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: Proudhuff 13 September, 2018, 06:50:31 PM
Sorry , totally misremembered all that, still, what a crew!
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: JamesC 16 September, 2018, 12:47:16 PM
This week we’re looking for a 6 letter word which can go after Good or before Food.
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: The Legendary Shark 16 September, 2018, 12:49:48 PM
Health.
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: TordelBack 16 September, 2018, 01:50:06 PM
Enough.



(Shark's on the mark).
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: JamesC 16 September, 2018, 03:01:48 PM
Brilliant- thank you!
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: The Legendary Shark 16 September, 2018, 08:33:50 PM

Woo-hoo! What do I win?

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: JamesC 16 September, 2018, 09:01:26 PM
The gratitude and respect of my mother.
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: The Legendary Shark 16 September, 2018, 09:41:24 PM

The best reward there is!

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: JamesC 28 September, 2018, 10:48:43 AM
A 6 letter word which can go after Dinner or before Night.
Anybody?
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: NapalmKev 28 September, 2018, 10:57:16 AM
A 6 letter word which can go after Dinner or before Night.
Anybody?

Ladies?
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: JamesC 28 September, 2018, 11:58:48 AM
Bloody hell, I never would’ve thought of that. Thanks!
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: sheridan 28 September, 2018, 01:25:52 PM
A 6 letter word which can go after Dinner or before Night.
Anybody?

Ladies?

So glad my mind isn't the only one that went there!

As for the actual answer - no idea!
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: sheridan 28 September, 2018, 01:26:58 PM
Bloody hell, I never would’ve thought of that. Thanks!

Oh, right - hadn't thought of that meaning - I was thinking 'ladies of the night' rather than 'ladies night' at a pub or club!  Then again, I don't go to the kinds of clubs that has arbitrary rules based on gender.






































I don't go to ladies of the night either, before anyone asks.
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: JamesC 28 September, 2018, 02:34:00 PM
 :lol:
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: Rackle 28 September, 2018, 08:00:15 PM



I don't go to ladies of the night either, before anyone asks.

But giggaloes are fine, eh?  ;)
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: JamesC 10 November, 2018, 11:35:51 AM
This week we're looking for a 6 letter word which can go after Happy and before Wave.
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: Greg M. 10 November, 2018, 11:44:29 AM
Medium.
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: JamesC 10 November, 2018, 11:49:12 AM
Brilliant, thank you! They always seem obvious when you get the answer.
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: Buttonman 10 November, 2018, 08:33:01 PM
Medium.

I was going to say 'Mexican' - lots of happy Mexicans out there.
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: JamesC 24 March, 2019, 01:54:52 PM
We're looking for a 6 letter word which goes after Water and before Bath.
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: Tiplodocus 24 March, 2019, 02:15:36 PM
Bubble.
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: JamesC 24 March, 2019, 02:25:50 PM
I wondered that but not sure water bubble sounds right?
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: The Legendary Shark 24 March, 2019, 03:56:25 PM

Vapour?

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: I, Cosh 24 March, 2019, 04:04:10 PM
Bottle?
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: IAMTHESYSTEM 24 March, 2019, 04:17:04 PM
Bugger? When I get soaked in the rain, I have to go for a bath later, so that's my thinking there.
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: The Legendary Shark 24 March, 2019, 04:22:24 PM

If I'm ever offered a bugger bath, I'm outta' there pdq...

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: JamesC 24 March, 2019, 05:03:49 PM
I think it's vapour - it gives us an A which works for the anagram. Thanks all!
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: JamesC 25 May, 2019, 11:00:29 AM
This week we’re stuck on a 6 letter word which goes after Just and before Scheme. The second letter should be an E.
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: Greg M. 25 May, 2019, 11:16:59 AM
Reward?
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: JamesC 25 May, 2019, 11:24:24 AM
Course it is! Thank you.