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Message 1260602 - Posted: 15 Jul 2012, 10:33:05 UTC

A "looking glass" is an old term for a mirror.

Well a lot of the fun has gone out of this, as I won't post now unless I can see a very simple connection. We seem to have agreed amongst ourselves that,

Tildes are out
Double or triple words are out
Explanations are out
Hyphenated words are discouraged

Perhaps we could have the easy version as now, and another harder version where anything goes. All newspapers have the straight crossword and the cryptic one, often in the same grid, with the same answers, but with different levels of clues.

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Message 1260639 - Posted: 15 Jul 2012, 12:39:18 UTC

Or introduce a "challenge" rule - if you can't see the link challenge the poster to declare their hand, sorry link.
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Message 1260648 - Posted: 15 Jul 2012, 12:58:20 UTC

Or simply buy glasses maybe.

So more rules you´ll implement so less users will play.

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Message 1260691 - Posted: 15 Jul 2012, 16:25:01 UTC

Chris - how a bout a game of MC? - I'm sure the colonials will enjoy that...


(btw - Is John still in Nidd aft his abortive attempt to cross the Cam via Kings?)
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Message 1260697 - Posted: 15 Jul 2012, 16:37:04 UTC

Beets: I had tried to pass on the win as I was busy yesterday. I never PMed anyone, and I see the thread is sitting idly by. Should I go ahead and post a pic as I am around, or should I just wait.
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Message 1260727 - Posted: 15 Jul 2012, 17:47:04 UTC - in response to Message 1260599.
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I thought it was "WORD" link, single linked words. I may be wrong as I have never seen the "rules". However it is really not a challenge to post more than one word.

Looking glass tree, should have been just Tree, that would have got people thinking and is exactly the point of the game.


Good point Bernie. The intention is to post only one word.
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Message 1260774 - Posted: 15 Jul 2012, 19:36:24 UTC - in response to Message 1260727.



I thought it was "WORD" link, single linked words. I may be wrong as I have never seen the "rules". However it is really not a challenge to post more than one word.

Looking glass tree, should have been just Tree, that would have got people thinking and is exactly the point of the game.


Good point Bernie. The intention is to post only one word.

What is a word? An entry in the dictionary?


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Message 1260848 - Posted: 15 Jul 2012, 21:26:56 UTC

OK could I ask for a cease fire here, I actually like to check this thread for any intelligent comments/discussions about cafe games.

Having to sort through 15+ post of rubbish does not fill me with joy.

Could you not start a separate thread for this?


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Message 1261022 - Posted: 16 Jul 2012, 6:53:41 UTC - in response to Message 1260774.



I thought it was "WORD" link, single linked words. I may be wrong as I have never seen the "rules". However it is really not a challenge to post more than one word.

Looking glass tree, should have been just Tree, that would have got people thinking and is exactly the point of the game.


Good point Bernie. The intention is to post only one word.

What is a word? An entry in the dictionary?



Any word that comes out of the dictionary will do I guess.
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Message 1261059 - Posted: 16 Jul 2012, 9:13:03 UTC - in response to Message 1261022.

Julie, a link is just that, one word. It seems, we have a new game, multiwords, but UK in nature.
Other wise enlighten us!
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Message 1261190 - Posted: 16 Jul 2012, 17:50:59 UTC

I don't mind if we use more than one word in the Word Link. I always thought we were supposed to use one word only.
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Message 1261193 - Posted: 16 Jul 2012, 17:54:54 UTC

Yes but it's more of a challenge.

For instance, Silent Films, as it was proceeded by Chaplin, either silent or films could have been used, both is overkill. IMHO.
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Message 1261204 - Posted: 16 Jul 2012, 18:34:32 UTC - in response to Message 1261193.

I go with you on this one Bernie, but Julie is the OP, so its her call.
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Message 1261216 - Posted: 16 Jul 2012, 19:07:56 UTC - in response to Message 1261204.
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I go with you on this one Bernie, but Julie is the OP, so its her call.

Indeed, it's just my 2 pence worth.

OK just seen latest entry, I know when I'm beaten :-(
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Message 1261231 - Posted: 16 Jul 2012, 19:40:34 UTC

I think he is trying to get his own back for his not understanding the finer points of the game.
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Message 1261232 - Posted: 16 Jul 2012, 19:40:43 UTC
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I know what you mean Bernie, but Vic on occasions may need a guiding hand.

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Message 1261322 - Posted: 16 Jul 2012, 23:48:59 UTC

Op or not the game has a historical rule--one word only. Players should respect the rule
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Message 1261386 - Posted: 17 Jul 2012, 5:31:04 UTC
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Thanks Blurf. That is how it started.
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Message 1261409 - Posted: 17 Jul 2012, 6:15:08 UTC

Honestly what ever the OP aka Julie says is the rule is how I will play, I like others especially in this group are well capable of thinking of one or two words in reaction to one or two words... HAHA OP, you have my support name the game and I will play.

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Message 1261477 - Posted: 17 Jul 2012, 9:34:49 UTC

On a separate note, I took Dave's invitation and re-started the TV Trivia thread.
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