The Vocabaret – March 25, 2014

Wordstream by Hoadworks

Letterswap and letter bank your way from source to target words.

ANSWERS from YESTERDAY: HARPS ICILY (in addition to Charily Sip, Charily Pis, Charily Psi, Scarily Hip, Scarily Phi, Racily Hips, Racily Phis, Racily Ship, Hail Crispy, Hails Pricy, Apish Lyric, Hairy Clips, Harps Icily, Sharp Icily, Rah Spicily, Rial Physic,Lira Physic, Lair Physic, Rail Physic, Liar Physic, Riyals Chip, Riyal Chips, Sail Chirpy, Ails Chirpy, Air Sylphic, Prays Chili, Raspy Chili, Spray Chili.)

A Pi Day Special

Test your Pi vocabulary on this Pi Day 2014 (3.14.14)

Test your Pi vocabulary on this Pi Day 2014 (3.14.14).
I guess it’ll be even more pi-ish next year, 3.14.15! Enjoy.

Answers from Last Day: No pre-flop score, ENUF(19), VENUE(31), VEG*(60) for a pot-taking total of 110!

Double Play

In order to make sense of the letters below, you need to add a letter at the start of the expression, divide the string of letters, and insert the same letter again. The result will be an alliterative familiar phrase of two words. Take “eachall” for example, add a ‘b’ before the ‘e’, divide the expression between the ‘h’ and ‘a’ and add the ‘b’ again. The result is BEACH BALL. See if you can turn these double plays.

_________ _________ 1. agleyed
_________ _________ 2. atree
_________ _________ 3. cutengle
_________ _________ 4. ieow
_________ _________ 5. elftarter
_________ _________ 6.eteraid
_________ _________ 7. iceersa
_________ _________ 8. igrother
_________ _________ 9. irecteposit
_________ _________ 10. itteratter
_________ _________ 11. ndiank
_________ _________ 12. nockneed
_________ _________ 13. oldall
_________ _________ 14. oonsense
_________ _________ 15. ouchone
_________ _________ 16. oum
_________ _________ 17. ptut
_________ _________ 18. reaseun
_________ _________ 19. ristatch
_________ _________ 20. sep
_________ _________ 21. umpingack
_________ _________ 22. ussianevolution

Spread the good words!
Adrian

Answers from last day: OUR WORD STREAM CARRIED US THROUGH: RIVER – RAVER – RACER – RACE – RACK – RANK – BANK.

Port Authority

Not just any port* word in a storm! The following clues will help you 
to navigate to the correct port* words.

1. luggage handler (6)
2. euphemism for fat (6)
3. heiress in 'A Merchant of Venice', or satellite of Uranus (6)
4. grand entryway, or small vein supplying the liver (6)
5. overland trek between navigable waterways (7)
6. sign of something about to happen (7)
7. roofed walkway leading to an entrance (7)
8. westernmost country of mainland Europe (8)
9. likeness of a person (8)
10. conveniently transported, like a laptop computer (8)
11. often an admissions requirement for arts students (9)
12. it bars entry to the castle via the gate (10)
13. large travelling bag, or kind of word in 'The Jabberwocky'(11)
14. large steak (11)

Bonus clue: historically, a book of sea routes and sailing directions (8)

Spread the good words,
Adrian

Answers from Last Day: Striking Gold 1. Golden Rule, 2. golden handshake, 
3. Goldilocks, 4. Oliver Goldsmith, 5. gold-bearing, 6. Gold Coast, 
7. Goldfinger, 8. gold-digger, 9. Gold Standard, 10. Golden Calf, 
11. golden boy, 12. Golden Delicious, 13. goldmine, 14. golden handcuffs, 
15. Golden Ticket, 16. golden years, 17. California Golden Seals, 
18. William Golding, 19. fool's gold, 20. Golden Oldie.