Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Bursledon Challenge

While clearly not in the Tillerman challenge league, here's a conundrum to while away these long winter evenings.

What 8 letter nautical words can you construct using any of the following letters?

Q E T U O A D G J L Z C B M

and with these as mandatory

 I S

Budding word smiths should have no trouble with that, so bonus question.

Which creek is this not and why?


And finally why, and very specifically why would I be interested in the aforesaid 8 letter words?

Have fun.


18 comments:

  1. I know which creek it's not - mainly because my old clinker dinghy is in the shot.

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  2. 1. Don't know
    2. It's not Jonathan Creek because Jonathan Creek wasn't a creek.
    3. You are playing Scrabble and looking for some help.

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  3. Ther was an old mariner named shy-lock
    whise oar fell out of its row-lock
    on his mission to get merry,
    he sculled past the ferry,
    and stopped at the pub in ***-***-ock !

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  4. computer cant spell!

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  5. Can I use any of the letters more than once in any word? At things like this I'm usually good, but I'm feeling worried...

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  6. Qetuoadgjlzcbm is a 34 year old man with red hair from Orland Park, Illinois. He is a Leo, a caucasian, and is looking for a relationship. He is a union tradesman, and wishes to travel to ancient ruins in Europe. He loves everyday humor and making others laugh. He can dish out sarcasm and hopse to find someone to give it back.

    See here.

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  7. Q E T U O A D G J L Z C B M are also every other letter on a standard keyboard.

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  8. Tillerman clearly spends too much time at the keyboard, good thinking but not right and what about I and S

    Can't believe no one's come up with a word yet - surely someone must have an app for this kind of thing!!!

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  9. 1. ??
    2. Frenchman
    3. Its Fowey really, which you've been to many times

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  10. Well done the tillerman the ball is rolling - I had tugboats.

    JP frenchman is on the money - for those who haven't been to Fowey Daphney de maurier lived in the cream house by the water, but frenchman's creek isn't on the fowey river (helford I think)

    Still no one's figured out why I want these words -!!

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  11. Gustical - strong, intermittent winds

    Stoicalm - required of engineless passage makers

    Moistbed - any berth after a week at sea

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  12. You've made a bet with someone at the Jolly Sailor and there's a pint riding on it.

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  13. Every other key on your keyboard has gone kaput and you need inspiration for some topics you can actually blog about with the letters remaining.

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  14. MISTAQUE - French for an error of navigation or seamanship
    BIGTOES - Padding pieces designed to protect the deck from impact damage, such as dropping the anchor
    DISMAZT - To break or lose overboard a Z-Spar
    OUTSLIDE - Leave harbour without paying dues, or bar bill, also to set off on a long passage without informing females on shore of a forwarding address

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  15. I know it's not Shit Creek because I've been there without a paddle.

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  16. MAGICSLUT - a shore-based recreational facility for sailors

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  17. Sorry, I can't count so they might not all be 8 letters.

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