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Got a Mo? [BB278]

3 October, 2010

After last week’s brain-strainer, thought I’d go gentle on you with a kinder topic. In short, abbreviations. Just as intro means introduction, what other familiar words, all ending in O, have been removed from their longer sources? (4)USINE, say, is LIMO. Let’s go.

  1. (4)nnaise
  2. (6)path
  3. (5)ceros
  4. (5)theque
  5. (5)minium
  6. (4)sene
  7. (5)graph
  8. (5)grapher
  9. (5)graphy
  10. (4)gram
  11. (3)cado
  12. (3)ther

SOLUTION NEXT WEEK BB277 SOLUTION: Lie/hoe, feel/rake, cot/hold, pitch/raw, sad/main, taught/shawl, height/levy, slat/fender, lunar/satyr, dive/led, blight/whack, heart/pole

[And yes I will learn how to configure the delayed Solution widget again!]

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Text-speak is creeping into Scrabble. Where do you sit?
OBVS I'm fine with it
Entrenched stuff - like LOL and OMG - but no more.
Words With Friends, maybe. Scrabble, no
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