1. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    23 Mar '08 11:15
    Can you go through the entire alphabet for words ending in a?
    It can be done.

    Your score is the total number of letters used.

    Rules
    No proper nouns
    No compound scientific/medical names
    (you can have phobia but not claustraphobia, hydrophobia, ..etc)

    I think 200 is achievable
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    23 Mar '08 13:48
    Is 'area' a good start?
  3. Pale Blue Dot
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    23 Mar '08 14:252 edits
    Agenda, boa, coma, delta, enchilada, feta, goa, hyena, iota, jura, karma, lytta, mania, nirvana, opera, pasta, quanta, rota, salsa, tufa, ulna, vendetta, whoa, xenia, yea, zebra.
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    bra
    cidra
    diva
    era
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    23 Mar '08 15:00
    flea
    guerrilla
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    hysteria
    idea
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    juxta
    karma
    lama
    media
    nova
    ocarina
    phobia
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    quota
    replica
    spa
    tea
    uvula
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    vista
    wanna
    xenophobia .... ok?
    yoga
    zebra
  10. SubscriberAThousandYoung
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    23 Mar '08 15:52
    Originally posted by Green Paladin
    Agenda, boa, coma, delta, enchilada, feta, goa, hyena, iota, jura, karma, lytta, mania, nirvana, opera, pasta, quanta, rota, salsa, tufa, ulna, vendetta, whoa, xenia, yea, zebra.
    Agenda, boa, coma (or cidra, but I don't know what that is), delta, enchilada, feta, guerrilla, hysteria, iota, jura/juxta (what do these mean?), karma, lytta, mania, nirvana, ocarina, phobia, quanta, replica, salsa, tuba (what's a tufa?), uvula, vendetta, whoa/wanna (aren't these just an exclamation and a misspelling?), xenia (what's this?), yea (exclamation/slang), zebra.


    That seems to be the best list so far.
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    Is Nirvana a word? 😕 Sme dubious choices here.
  12. Pale Blue Dot
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    24 Mar '08 13:54
    Originally posted by Bifrost
    Is Nirvana a word? 😕 Sme dubious choices here.
    All the words from my list are in Collins. None are proper nouns.
  13. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    24 Mar '08 14:36
    Originally posted by Green Paladin
    Agenda, boa, coma, delta, enchilada, feta, goa, hyena, iota, jura, karma, lytta, mania, nirvana, opera, pasta, quanta, rota, salsa, tufa, ulna, vendetta, whoa, xenia, yea, zebra.
    I make that a score of 127
  14. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    24 Mar '08 14:43
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Agenda, boa, coma (or cidra, but I don't know what that is), delta, enchilada, feta, guerrilla, hysteria, iota, jura/juxta (what do these mean?), karma, lytta, mania, nirvana, ocarina, phobia, quanta, replica, salsa, tuba (what's a tufa?), uvula, vendetta, whoa/wanna (aren't these just an exclamation and a misspelling?), xenia (what's this?), yea (exclamation/slang), zebra.


    That seems to be the best list so far.
    agenda 6
    boa 3
    coma 4
    delta 5
    enchilada 9
    feta 4
    guerrilla 9
    hysteria 8
    iota 4
    jura/juxta 4 or 5
    karma 5
    lytta 5
    mania 5
    nirvana 7
    ocarina 7
    phobia 6
    quanta 6
    replica 7
    salsa 5
    tuba 4
    uvula 5
    vendetta 8
    whoa 4
    xenia 5
    yea 3
    zebra 5

    A total of 143/144 I think

    Add your improvements with notes as we go.
  15. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    24 Mar '08 14:481 edit
    addenda 7 (was agenda 6)
    bourkha 6 (alternative spelling of burka) was boa 3
    comma 5 (was coma 4)
    delta 5
    enchilada 9
    fantasia 8 (was feta 4)
    guerrilla 9
    hysteria 8
    iota 4
    jura 4 or 5
    karma 5
    lytta 5
    myopia 6 (was mania 5)
    nirvana 7
    ocarina 7
    phobia 6
    quanta 6
    replica 7
    salsa 5
    tuba 4
    uvula 5
    vendetta 8
    whoa 4
    xenia 5
    yea 3
    zebra 5

    Thats +10

    total 153
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