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Kwerulous
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...so, would anyone be interested in playing if I started a new rule?
08-19-2008 at 05:36 PM
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I would.
08-19-2008 at 05:45 PM
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OK then. This rule is quite hard, I think, but we'll see how it goes. I'll start by scoring the words previously used:

group scores 2

theory scores 2

galois scores 1

inverse scores 2

word scores 2

iterate scores 0

eliminate scores 0

count scores 2
08-19-2008 at 05:53 PM
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I reckon:

DROD scores 2
roach scores 2
aumtlich scores 3
mud scores 1, as do gel and tar
08-19-2008 at 10:27 PM
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They are all correct. I'm fairly sure you know what the rule is.

Guess it wasn't as difficult as I thought... -_-
08-19-2008 at 10:30 PM
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sorry!

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08-19-2008 at 10:50 PM
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No, that's not it. If you do think you've discovered the rule, could I please ask you not to put it in your post, even in secret tags? It's just that I want other people to work out the rule themselves, and they might take a peek when they give up, which is no fun. I know I'm being picky, but if you want to know if you've got it right, by all means send me a PM. :)

Anyway, I have to tell you that it is sheer coincidence that what you thought the rule was worked for every word that was scored. Wow.
08-19-2008 at 10:59 PM
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Sorry :blush

Let's try a few more:
They - 2
Coincidence - 3
Elite - 0
emoticon - 0
Batsman - 3
Destructive - 4

Any of these wrong?
08-19-2008 at 11:14 PM
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Sorry :blush

Not at all! I didn't mean to come across unkind if I did!
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Any of these wrong?

Only Coincidence - it should be scored 2.
08-19-2008 at 11:21 PM
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Nobody else have any ideas? As before, this does require basic knowledge of the English alphabet.

English -- 3
Alphabet -- 2
Strawberries -- 5
08-21-2008 at 02:49 PM
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If nobody can get this in the next three days, I'll reveal the rule and sombody else can have a go if they want.

This -- 2
Rule -- 1
Is -- 0
Tricky -- 2

The Rule: Take the number of consonants in the word and subtract the number of syllables.

Yeah, somebody else can go now if they want.

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08-22-2008 at 12:41 PM
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My turn!

One - 0
Two - 0
Three - 0
Four - 0
Five - 4
Six - 9
Seven - 5
Eight - 1
Nine - 1

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08-26-2008 at 02:39 AM
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I think that this word scores my DROD number (7): verities.

And one that's going to be 5 off of Robobob's (251): cackling.

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08-26-2008 at 05:06 AM
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It looks like you've got it figured out! However, by the specific rules I'm following (which weren't entirely deducible from the words I gave), I would have scored your words as such:

verities - 5
cackling - 100

Edit: Here's a special case I should include as well. By the way I'm enforcing this rule, I'd give fixing 11 points.

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08-26-2008 at 06:25 AM
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I now believe I know the whole rule.

believe--51
know--0
whole--50
rule--50

Edit: Misspake. And/or oh yeah that.

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08-28-2008 at 07:45 PM
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Yup!

I'm realizing now that I should have waited until the new year for this rule. According to investigation I did here, there are nine English words that score 2009, which I believe is the highest possible score for this rule.

One of those nine words is immixable.

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08-28-2008 at 08:13 PM
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I've got it as well (I think); I haven't looked at the link.

link - 51
happy - 0
solved - 50
clip - 151
vixen - 10
08-28-2008 at 10:51 PM
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Sounds to me like you've solved it (although vixen scores you 9).

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08-28-2008 at 11:03 PM
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So it does.

08-28-2008 at 11:09 PM
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Okay, time to post my rule.

This rule was a little more difficult to enforce consistently than I thought.

For starters, I was going for Roman numerals. Not the sum of them, but the largest Roman numeral substring in the word.

But what to do in the case of the word six? I decided that I would score the entire numeral substring, which scores 9 as opposed to 10.

But then things get even hairier when you have invalid Roman numeral substrings. The word fixing contains ixi. I decided that when presented with an invalid substring, I would take the largest valid substring of the invalid substring, which in this case was xi, scoring 11. This means that six still scores 9, since its substring was valid to begin with.

But then the word vixen got me all messed up. The substring vix is invalid, but x would be the largest substring of that, scoring 10.

Bah, too many special cases here. I'm going to shut my brain down now. If you got as far as Roman numerals, I'll go ahead and consider you a winner.

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08-29-2008 at 08:58 PM
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I would express it as:
Score the value of the longest (in terms of characters) valid Roman numeral substring. If there is a tie for the longest, score the highest of those that tie.
I think that is the best way of expressing what you want with regards to valid/invalid substrings.
08-29-2008 at 10:18 PM
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