Rack-tile dys­func­tion from Week 1212

The Washington Post Sunday - - DIVERSIONS - BY PAT MY­ERS

It’s Ne­ol­o­gism Cen­tral in Loser­land this week. Be­sides the new wordfind puzzle, in Week 1212 we pre­sented 40 seven-let­ter “racks” from Scrab­bleGrams puz­zles and asked you to come up with new terms of at least five let­ters. Sub­mit­ted too fre­quently: BONKLIT or KNOBLIT as porn, and WHISPAR for that hushed tone golf com­men­ta­tors make. 4th place AILOPTV --> TV PAIL: Bucket kept close at hand for re­al­ity shows — and, in­creas­ingly, for re­al­ity. (Mark Richard­son, Takoma Park, Md.) 3rd place AOOPPRS --> ARSPOOP: Don’t tell me there’s an­other kind! (Jim Lubell, Hills­boro, Ore.; Frank Mann, Wash­ing­ton) 2nd place and the Viet­namese civet cof­fee: AMRRSTY ---> SMARTYR: One who vows to live for the cause. (Bev­er­ley Sharp, Mont­gomery, Ala.) And the win­ner of the Inkin’ Memo­rial: CHILSTU: Two names for the pres­i­dent’s in­ner cir­cle: HIS CULT and LIC TUSH. (Wil­liam Ken­nard, Arlington) Clear­ance racks: honor­able men­tions AILOPTV --> POLIVAT: A pork bar­rel. (Brad Alexander, Wan­neroo, Aus­tralia) BBEORRY --> ROBE-RY: What Se­nate Repub­li­cans did to Mer­rick Gar­land. (Allen K. Robin­son, Char­lottes­ville, a First Of­fender) ALLOPRY --> YAPROLL: A dachshund (Bruce Niedt, Cherry Hill, N.J.) BGIORTY --> GORYBIT: A par­tic­u­larly graphic scene in a hor­ror movie; ORGYBIT: the same in a porn flick. (Bruce Niedt) BIKLNOT --> BILKTON: Las Ve­gas (Jeff Ha­zle, San An­to­nio) CDELMSU --> CLUMSED: Moved less than grace­fully. “Fred just clumsed in here and knocked over the TV again.” (Sarah Jay, Churchville, Md.) CDELMSU --> DE-SLUM: To gen­trify, from the point of view of the gen­try. (Josh Fed­blyum, Philadel­phia) CIILNUV --> LUVNIC: A cute term for a va­sec­tomy. (Drew Ben­nett, West Plains, Mo.) AHINRSV --> VARNISH: Some­what like a varn. (Roger Dal­rym­ple, Get­tys­burg, Pa.) AHINRSV--> RAVISH: To car­jack a Toy­ota SUV. (Larry Gray, Union Bridge, Md.) AHINRSV--> VINRASH: Rosé-cea. (Barry Koch, Catlett, Va.) AHINRSV --> NRA-SHIV: “Help pro­tect the in­car­cer­ated from prison gang vi­o­lence: Arm in­mates.” (Matt Monitto, Bris­tol, Conn.) AHIPRSW --> R.I.P.SHAW: A twowheeled hearse. (Chris Doyle, Den­ton, Tex.; Jon Gearhart, Des Moines) AHIPRSW --> RAWSHIP: How to ad­dress an in­ex­pe­ri­enced, crude of­fice­holder. “Your ex­ec­u­tive or­ders are work­ing out per­fectly, Your Rawship.” (Dun­can Stevens, Vi­enna, Va.) AIIMNNV --> MINI­VAN: A Dutch tod­dler. (Ed Ed­wards, Worces­ter Park, Sur­rey, Eng­land) AILLNNO --> LOINAL: The re­gion on a woman most likely to be reg­u­lated by the moon, or the GOP. (Marni Pen­ning Cole­man, Falls Church) AILLNNO --> NONILLA: World’s bland­est fla­vor. (Dud­ley Thomp­son, Cary, N.C.) AILLNNO --> NO-AIL: The health­care sys­tem re­plac­ing the ACA. It saves money by man­dat­ing that all Amer­i­cans just stay healthy. (Ja­son Russo, An­nan­dale) AILOPTV --> VAIL POT: The best thing to hap­pen to Colorado tourism since snow. (John Hutchins, Sil­ver Spring) AIMMOSS --> MIASMOS: The stinki­est kind of cigars. (Jeff Con­tom­pa­sis, Ash­burn) AIMMOSS --> IOS-MAS: Hol­i­day in which presents are put un­der an Ap­ple tree. (Mark Raffman, Re­ston) Com­pose Sym­phonies Nos. 1 and 2 on the Toi­let Tunes mat. ALOQRSU --> QUAROLS: Songs from the War on Christ­mas, like “Vi­o­lent Night” and “I Saw Mommy Chok­ing Santa Claus.” (Jon Gearhart) AINNTUY --> ANNUIT: A na­tive Alaskan who’s hit the lottery. (Warren Tan­abe, An­napo­lis) AINNTUY --> NAYNUT: Repub­li­can mem­ber of Congress, 2009-17; Demo­cratic mem­ber of Congress, 2017-__. (Mark Raffman) ALLOPRY --> LOL; PRAY: The best ad­vice for sur­viv­ing the pres­i­dent’s new em­pire. (Lawrence McGuire, Wal­dorf, Md.) ALLOTYY --> TALLY OY: Ral­ly­ing cry at the end of a lox hunt. (Deb Ste­wart, Da­m­as­cus, Md.) AMNNOSW --> MANNOWS: Sperm. “Triplets on the way, bro — my mannows can SWIM!” (Bird War­ing, Larch­mont, N.Y.) AMNNOSW --> NO SWAN: Alas, most ugly duck­lings stay ugly. (Mae Scan­lan, Wash­ing­ton) AOOPPRS —> SPA-POOR: Bank­rupt, but re­laxed. (Jack McB­room, Fort Val­ley, Va.) BGIORTY --> B.G. RIOT: Af­ter the Bowl­ing Green Mas­sacre, there was also this. Or some­thing like that some­where. Clearly we need to mil­i­ta­rize the po­lice. — K. Con­way (Jesse Frankovich, Lans­ing, Mich.) BNNRSUU --> NUN RUBS: The most awk­ward mas­sages ever. (Scott Slaugh­ter, Mon­rovia, Md.) CEENNOV --> NEONCÉ: This en­ter­tainer is in­ert most of the time, but she really lights up on­stage. (Harold Man­tle, Wal­nut Creek, Calif.) CEIORTW ---> EWROTIC: Arous­ing dis­gust. “Send­ing pho­tos of your junk is so ewrotic!” (Perry Bei­der, Sil­ver Spring) AILOPTV --> ILOVPAT: The van­ity plate I chose in a shame­less grab at In­vite ink. (Jesse Frankovich) bit.ly/in­vite1216. Still run­ning — dead­line Mon­day night, Feb. 27: our con­test for jokes in the “X was so Y that ...” for­mat. See bit.ly/in­vite1215.

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