September 22, 2005

So many words, so little time

Blame Vardibidian.

Puzzle fans with OCD should not click here

Posted by Francis at 01:32 PM

OK, a strategy question: is it better to try to get all the three-letter words (when there are clearly a lot of them) or is it better to slow down and try to find five eight-letter words?


Posted by: Vardibidian at September 22, 2005 02:23 PM

I think it's better to go for the long words. On the boards where there aren't many vowels, the lists of short words found by the top scorers are full, but on the boards that are more wide open, the high scorers often have no words that are four letters or less. But of course it's even better if you can be entering short words while you're looking for long ones.

Posted by: Francis at September 22, 2005 02:37 PM

Can you enter words via the keyboard? I couldn't figure out how--I had to click the letters with my mouse, which slowed me down considerably.

Posted by: David. at September 22, 2005 02:43 PM

As far as I know, it's all clicking. Yes, it does slow one down. Especially when one makes a typo.

Posted by: Francis at September 22, 2005 03:04 PM

Best I've gotten is Supermaster.

Posted by: The Dan at September 22, 2005 04:36 PM

I just managed Living Dictionary. The only vowel was an A.

Posted by: Tyler at September 22, 2005 04:53 PM

I just got one where the letters were ADEILMNST. I could have been there all day. (I had to restrain myself from STATELINESS, e.g., because of the 10-letter limit.) I would have been in the top 5 on that one had I not typoed on two words, grrr.

Posted by: Trip at September 22, 2005 06:50 PM

Why did you do this to me? Do you know how much time I'm going to spend on this game? I will not be able to rest until I, too, am a Super Dictionary. Long have I dreamt of being not only a reference book, but a super reference book.

Posted by: Orange at September 22, 2005 07:07 PM

Curse you, Francis, and your nerd friends, driving my percentages down. I sucked at this before, but it's getting worse...

Thanks a lot,

Posted by: Vardibidian at September 22, 2005 09:18 PM

You had me worried for a moment, but there's no WAY I can play this game with a trackpad. I can't keep up with the words I can see, and keep missing letters and getting non-words.

Posted by: BadAunt at September 23, 2005 12:42 PM

The requirement that you actually click on the letters (rather than simply type words you identify) adds a (to me) unpleasant hand-eye element to the game. I prefer weboggle. (

Posted by: Rick at September 23, 2005 06:02 PM

Rick, you DEVIL.

Posted by: BadAunt at September 24, 2005 12:46 PM

Instant addiction - achieved a Grandmaster on one board and noticed that Francis has the highest score on one of the boards I did poorly on. Very well played sir.

Posted by: Jim at September 26, 2005 01:51 PM
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