Spoilers for Friday 7th June 2019

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 7th June 2019

Post by Ray Wilding » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:20 pm

(25*5-7)*7-3 in R3.

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 7th June 2019

Post by Cathy Summerside » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:12 pm

PAINTIEST? R14

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 7th June 2019

Post by Johnny Canuck » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:39 am

Cathy Summerside wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:12 pm
PAINTIEST? R14
That used to be valid, but I'm afraid it's been removed (PAINTY must not be specified) -- have tried it multiple times before on Apto!

MICROXEA in the COMRADE/EXORDIA round, though I still prefer the full-sized xeas.
"The use-mention distinction" is not "strictly enforced here".

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 7th June 2019

Post by Cathy Summerside » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:39 am

Thanks Johnny - I checked 'PAINTY' on https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/ but I'm not on Apto (yet! - I'm going to keep practising first!)

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 7th June 2019

Post by Fiona T » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:35 am

Cathy Summerside wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:39 am
Thanks Johnny - I checked 'PAINTY' on https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/ but I'm not on Apto (yet! - I'm going to keep practising first!)
Apto is the place to practise!

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 7th June 2019

Post by Philip Wilson » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:15 pm

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:39 am
Cathy Summerside wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:12 pm
PAINTIEST? R14
That used to be valid, but I'm afraid it's been removed (PAINTY must not be specified) -- have tried it multiple times before on Apto!

MICROXEA in the COMRADE/EXORDIA round, though I still prefer the full-sized xeas.
So you're saying that for PAINTIEST to be valid, PAINTY must Not be specified? Just checking.....

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 7th June 2019

Post by Fiona T » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:15 pm

Philip Wilson wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:15 pm
Johnny Canuck wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:39 am
Cathy Summerside wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:12 pm
PAINTIEST? R14
That used to be valid, but I'm afraid it's been removed (PAINTY must not be specified) -- have tried it multiple times before on Apto!

MICROXEA in the COMRADE/EXORDIA round, though I still prefer the full-sized xeas.
So you're saying that for PAINTIEST to be valid, PAINTY must Not be specified? Just checking.....
It's not that simple. e.g. girly is allowed, girliest is not. If you look at the examples in the OED it might make sense. My interpretation is PAINTY = paintlike.

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 7th June 2019

Post by Philip Wilson » Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:12 am

Fiona T wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:15 pm
Philip Wilson wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:15 pm
Johnny Canuck wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:39 am

That used to be valid, but I'm afraid it's been removed (PAINTY must not be specified) -- have tried it multiple times before on Apto!
So you're saying that for PAINTIEST to be valid, PAINTY must Not be specified? Just checking.....
It's not that simple. e.g. girly is allowed, girliest is not. If you look at the examples in the OED it might make sense. My interpretation is PAINTY = paintlike.
Ah right, thanks Fiona. Fwiw I'm using the same dictionary as the one linked in Cathy's post. The examples shown there suggest paintiest would have a meaning - fingers etc.

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 7th June 2019

Post by Cathy Summerside » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:15 am

Yes, that's where I was going with it, Philip - having had toddlers with 'painty' fingers there could be a competition for who had the 'paintiest' :lol: Thanks, Fiona

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 7th June 2019

Post by Philip Wilson » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:17 pm

Cathy Summerside wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:15 am
Yes, that's where I was going with it, Philip - having had toddlers with 'painty' fingers there could be a competition for who had the 'paintiest' :lol: Thanks, Fiona
Sounds good to me Cathy, lol. Susie would say it's not used enough, I guess.

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 7th June 2019

Post by Tony Atkins » Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:11 pm

Painty is specified. Paintiest or paintier is not. The rule is that single syllable adjectives can be changed to -er or -est
without them being specified. Unfortunately painty is not single syllable. I came unstuck online recently with unfairest for the same reason.
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Re: Spoilers for Friday 7th June 2019

Post by Fiona T » Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:21 pm

Tony Atkins wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:11 pm
Painty is specified. Paintiest or paintier is not. The rule is that single syllable adjectives can be changed to -er or -est
without them being specified. Unfortunately painty is not single syllable. I came unstuck online recently with unfairest for the same reason.
Thanks for the clarification, Tony.

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