Har Scrab­ble: Win­ning ScrabbleGrams ne­ol­o­gisms

The Washington Post Sunday - - DIVERSIONS - BY PAT MY­ERS

Week 1123 was our third an­nual Tile In­vi­ta­tional, in which we posted sev­eral dozen seven-let­ter “tile racks” used in ScrabbleGrams word puzzles and in­vited you to cre­ate your own terms of five, six or seven let­ters, or sup­ply a funny def­i­ni­tion of an ac­tual word. Lots of peo­ple found “sin hour” in HINORSU, defin­ing it as what comes right af­ter happy hour.

4th place

AAABKLV Lav­abak: Hawai­ian term mean­ing “main­lan­der for­got the sun­screen.” (Dion Black, Wash­ing­ton)

3rd place

EGLOPSS Glopess: The school lunch lady. (Jeff Con­tom­pa­sis, Ash­burn)

2nd place and the Dog­gie Doo pump game

AACELMN Man­lace: Re­ally tat­tered un­der­wear. (Jeff Shirley, Rich­mond)

And the win­ner of the Inkin’ Me­mo­rial

EFFILRY File­fry: Some­how, Hil­lary’s phone got in­fected by this bug. (Ri­cardo Ro­driguez, Spring­field, a First Of­fender)

Tilin’ er­ror: hon­or­able men­tions

AACELMN Ma Clean: The real brains be­hind the Magic Eraser. (Frances Hi­rai-Clark, Columbia)

Man­lace: Burlap. — C. Nor­ris, Hol­ly­wood (Bob Brown, Alexan­dria)

Lean Mac “Two all-beet pat­ties . . .” (Mark Raffman, Re­ston)

AADGGLR Glad-ag: The new ma­jor in cannabis farm­ing at Colorado A&M. (Frances Hi­raiClark)

Rag­glad: Re­lieved to find out you’re not preg­nant. (Rob Huff­man, Fred­er­icks­burg)

Raglag: How long a spill gets to seep in be­fore you sop it up. “With a 2-year-old in the house I’ve got my av­er­age raglag down to 3.7 sec­onds.” (Danielle Nowlin, Fair­fax Sta­tion)

AAIMRSU Isaruma: Un­con­firmed gos­sip. (Pie Snel­son, Sil­ver Spring)

ABCFILO Fib-o-cal: “Lite” food la­bels show­ing 14 serv­ings for a box of pasta. (Jon Gearhart, Des Moines)

Flabio: The model for the cov­ers of the new plus-size Far­leyquin ro­mance nov­els. (Roy Ash­ley, Wash­ing­ton)

Co-flab: The “sym­pa­thetic” weight your hus­band gains while you’re preg­nant. (Danielle Nowlin)

ABEITUX TexAb: It’s less a six­pack and more of a case. (Lawrence McGuire, Wal­dorf)

Bea­tux: The con­di­tion of the rental af­ter a great prom. (Joanne Free, Clifton)

ABILORT Rat­boil: Some­how, it never caught on the way the clam­bake did. (Barry Koch, Catlett, Va.)

Tai bro: The an­cient mar­tial art of fist-pump­ing and high-fiv­ing. (Alex Jef­frey, Columbia)

ACDILOR Oil card: Un­til the mid­dle of this decade, an ace in the hole. (Mark Raffman)

AC Lord: the house­hold mem­ber who al­ways con­trols the ther­mo­stat. (Rick Haynes, Boyn­ton Beach, Fla.)

ADELNTW Nadlet: Anatom­i­cal fea­ture of Porsche own­ers. (Mark Raffman)

ADNORTU Art nod: Sage-look­ing head mo­tion in­tended to make other gallery-go­ers think you have some idea what you’re look­ing at. (Adam Be­land, Fair­fax)

AEGLMPU Plum age: Comes right be­fore the prune age. (Steve Hon­ley, Wash­ing­ton)

Pul­mage: Nice pair of “lungs.” (Mike Gips, Bethesda)

AEMPRSV Am­pervs: Clearly su­pe­rior to those Europ­ervs. (Todd De­Lap, Fair­fax)

Vam­pers: Thong di­a­pers. (Jack McB­room, Fort Val­ley, Va.)

AHLOOPW: Phool: Un­fa­mil­iar with the lat­est slang. “Lis­ten, bae, ev­ery­one’s go­ing to think you’re phool un­less your slang is on fleek.” (Danielle Nowlin)

ALNOPPY Lo-nappy: What gangsta ba­bies wear. (Rob Huff­man)

PayPol: A way to make an on­line do­na­tion di­rectly to your can­di­date’s check­ing ac­count — no ques­tions asked! (Bev­er­ley Sharp, Mont­gomery, Ala.)

BBHIRSU Rub­bish: Hav­ing a propen­sity for frot­tage. “Stay away from that guy on the Metro — he’s rub­bish.” (Bob Brown)

Br-ish: Just above freez­ing. (Chris Doyle, Pon­der, Tex.)

BEEKNOT Bon­kee: How you should not re­fer to your new girl­friend. (Elden Car­na­han, Lau­rel)

CCELLOT Cel­lot: A phone fa­natic. “Did you hear that Judy had a three-port dock­ing sta­tion in­stalled in her shower? What a cel­lot.” (Danielle Nowlin)

CEHMOPR Em­porch: To stash old things in out-of-the-way places. “Mom de­cided to em­porch Grandpa for the du­ra­tion of the birth­day party.” (John McCooey, Re­hoboth Beach, Del.)

CELLOSY Cellosy: What Yo-Yo Ma would feel if he saw his cher­ished in­stru­ment be­tween some­one else’s legs. (Jeff Shirley)

Coselly: Pompous and bom­bas­tic. “The new guy on ESPN isn’t very ac­cu­rate, but he sure is coselly.” (Rob Huff­man; Jamie Martin­dale, McLean)

EFFILRY Effilry: An ex­change of

bad lan­guage. “The snip­ing at the party de­volved into a vol­ley of un­re­strained effilry.” (Dud­ley Thomp­son, Cary, N.C.)

Fry file: What cur­rently has 275 items at the Texas Depart­ment of Cor­rec­tions. (Mark Raffman)

If­fery: A group of peo­ple that can’t make a de­ci­sion. “Jane didn’t re­ally care, so she waited pa­tiently while the if­fery de­bated which movie to see.” (Amy Har­ris, Char­lottesville)

EHIMNPS Mensi: Dis­play­ing a know-it-all at­ti­tude. “Don’t get all mensi just be­cause you got ink last week.” (Amy Har­ris)

Penism: An ut­ter­ance dis­play­ing a com­plete lack of knowl­edge of fe­male mat­ters, e.g., “Can’t women swallow mini­cam­eras for gy­ne­co­log­i­cal ex­ams?” (Danielle Nowlin)

EILMOSS SlimeOs: Ce­real that’s been sit­ting in milk too long. (Bev­er­ley Sharp)

EKNRTUY Tenyur: The word that per­suaded the uni­ver­sity to deny the English pro­fes­sor’s re­quest. (Bev­er­ley Sharp)

GIINPTY Pin­gity: An un­canny abil­ity to set off metal de­tec­tors. “I put my belt, coins, watch and pros­thetic leg in the bin, and they still had to pat me down. I guess I’m just re­ally pin­gity.” (Andy Bas­sett, New Ply­mouth, New Zealand)

Li­torgy: Best-at­tended wor­ship ser­vice ever! (Jeff Shirley)

HINORSU Ruin­sho: Ja­panese term for some­one who talks and texts in a movie theater. (Wil­liam Ken­nard, Ar­ling­ton)

MOOPSTT Pot­most: Same as “top­most”: high­est. (John Shea, Philadel­phia)

Tom­post: The NFL’s lat­est pile of fer­til­izer. (Dion Black) Still run­ning — dead­line Mon­day night: Our Bob Staake car­toon cap­tion con­test. See bit.ly/ in­vite1126.


Shake it, Grandma — er, Ma: This week’s salty (and pep­pery) sec­ond prize.

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