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New 10L 79S complete
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I have one more set of ten-letter entries to review: New 10L 29S. The list contains just under 25,000 entries, mostly junk. I’ve read through the list and cursorily chosen about 1600 entries for possible promotion. The remaining entries will be deleted from Default (with a fill score of 29 they weren’t being used anyway). If anyone is interested in looking at the deleted entries, I’ll gladly send you a file.
So the revised New 10L 29S will be 1600 entries. After that, I have a few options: working with Patrick Berry on creating an alias Default list with case and spacing, reviewing the 37s (British spellings), reviewing the 10s (breakfast test failers), going back to clean up entries in the 5s and 6s, or moving forward to the 11s. I’m open to suggestions.
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Ginsberg lists a few instances of ISINFORIT. I imagine that I added the past tense when I reviewed one of those grids. I apparently didn’t add any other inflections, but when I consider AREINFORIT, WEREINFORIT, and BEINGINFORIT, I struggle to find the verbal phrase as legitimate. The entry ISINTO is similarly problematic. I have been guilty of using ISINTO in the past, but I’m going to mark it for removal.
This term for a small model house for children comes from the similar house that the Lost Boys build for Wendy in J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. When I looked up the definition and origin, I recalled a stage production a Peter Pan that I saw as a child and the scene where a small house was constructed in Neverland, but I had no idea that the term had been adapted by the Brits for the garden (i.e. backyard) variety. Interesting.
This is 11C, though WINTRIEST is more commonly used.
And the plural is WUNDERKINDER.
I was at the Sprouts market last weekend and decided to buy some candy to bring into the office. I noticed that the candy kiosk near the bulk bins included plastic tubs of Zagnut bars labeled as “Zagnuts”; apparently the store couldn’t come up with a generic name so they used the Hershey brand. In any case, I opted for chocolate-covered caramel cashews with sea salt. My co-workers approved.
This had been sitting in my seed list for about a year; I added it around the time that Colorado’s Prop 64 passed. The neologism is inferable but I still forewent a cutesy clue and opted for something straightforward. Denver’s recreational budtenders should become established in January, though Aurora is postponing the adoption of weed bars for at least the first half of 2014.