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Thanks to the inspiration from this game’s creator, woon, here’s the third edition of this word game. To get an idea about this game you can read about The Oddest Out - 1 and The Oddest Out - 2. I’d like to introduce a few new twists to the game for 'The Oddest Out - 3', so here goes:

Each round will start when I post 8 questions. They will be something like: “What is a word that ends with the letter ‘t’?”

Each player will then PM to me TWO answers to each question:

1. The first answer will be the same as Oddest Out 1 & 2 - the most common answer: try to pick the answer that you think will be the most commonly chosen answer by all the players. If you think ‘it’ will be the most common answer to the example question, that is what you send.

2. The second answer will be your Oddest Out answer: you try to pick an answer that nobody else will pick, BUT to score highest it must be the answer with the fewest total letters. Now in the example above, you’ve picked ‘it’ as your common answer, so now you may want to pick ‘at’. But if somebody else picks ‘at’ for their common answer, you score nothing (see scoring rules below). So you might want to choose a three letter word, such as ‘jot’.

Words must be real dictionary words (including Scrabble ® dictionaries). The decision of the host (me) is final. If I’m not satisfied that it is an English Language word that is in some commonly accepted dictionary, I’ll ask you to send me a new word.

Your score for the round will be the sum of the scores for your Common word and your Oddest Out word. (See scoring rules below). I will post the scores; and then comes the fun: the EDC (Elimination Decision Circle).

Players with the lowest 50% of scores (rounded down for odd numbers of players) will enter the EDC. They have the opportunity to change up to 3 of their Common answers *and* up to 3 of their Oddest Out answers. PM me your changes; then I’ll re-calculate the scores and those scores will be final. Those in the EDC have the chance to make a “surgical strike” that can undercut players in the top rankings. Those on the top of the list just have to sit and hope they remain safe.

In each round of this Max version only one player will be eliminated -- the one with the lowest score.

When the field is reduced to five players, I’ll start asking for each player to submit TWO common words and one Oddest Out word.

When the field is reduced to three players, each will submit THREE Common words and one Oddest Out word.

For the showdown between the two finalists, I’ll ask each player to submit FOUR Common words and TWO Oddest Out words for each question. This should provide enough variability that there won’t be much chance of tie scores.

No discussion of answers between players, and no posting about specific answers.

Note that in this version of TOO, after you’ve been eliminated, you do not continue to participate by submitting “trap” answers to be used in the final round. The traps are built into the game in every round.

Scoring rules:

For the Common words, the scoring is the same as in The Oddest Out 1 & 2: Your score is calculated as 100% * (number of players with your word / number of players with the most common word)

For the Oddest Out word the scoring is as follows:

---For all words that someone used as a Common word: 0%

---For the shortest words not used as a Common word: 100% but shared equally among all players who select this word. So in the example, if two players chose ’jot’ as their Oddest Out word, they each get 50% for it; if three players used ‘jot‘, each gets 33.3%, etc.

---For longer words not used as Common words your score is 100% * (Number of extra letters in the shortest word / Number of extra letters in your word). As above, if this word is used by more than one player, the score will be shared equally among each of them. By “extra” letters, I mean that each question will specify some letters ('t’ in the example above), so each letter you add is an “extra” letter. So if ‘jot’ was the shortest word and your word was ‘best’ (and nobody else used ‘best’) your score would be 100% * (2/3) or 66.7%.

OK, sign-up can begin. I’ll post the first round questions after about 48 to 72 hours of sign-up. I’ll accept first round PM’s for about 24 hours before posting results, during which time you can still sign up and join the game.

Host: seeksit

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Oh...I thought they had to be in order like this.

blahLMNOblah

Me too. I'll find something like it sometime tomorrow hopefully. I wanted to find that word today but couldn't find time. Sry to keep everyone waiting

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Last chance, everyone. I'm still waiting to hear from Giga, Abhisk and GMaster (L-M-N-O words only). I'm closing the round in 24 hours.

I had planned to include one tough question like #8 in each round, but I've changed my mind. I'll just add them as a 9th optional question just for fun (but no credit) in future rounds.

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Sorry to see you drop out, abhisk. I take the blame, if it was because of question 8 :blush:

Also have not heard from Giga, so ...

We have 8 players entered in the first round. And here are the scores:

1. underground_dan . . . 74.5%

2. Cherry Lane . . . . . 68.0%

3. Riranor . . . . . . . 67.9%

4. andromeda . . . . . . 61.5%

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5. GC. . . . . . . . . . 58.7%

6. woon. . . . . . . . . 53.9%

7. No1slight . . . . . . 52.7%

8. Gmaster479. . . . . . 42.0%

Players entering the EDC: GC, woon, No1slight, Gmaster479

Please PM to me your changes in the next 24 hours: You may change up to 3 of your Common answers *and* up to 3 of your Oddest Out answers.

Good luck.

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Seeksit, im going on vacation in two days, i will still be able to play hopefully, but i may be silent, if i take too long you can kick me off but i hope it doesn't come to that

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The results are in!

First of all, here are the changes made in the EDC:

Gmaster479, Common words:

---bulb to bib

Odd words:

---reggae to relate

---dipole to bipole

woon, Common words:

---self to half

---rare to race

---send to friend

Odd words:

---rapine to rare

---amend to tend

GC, no changes

No1slight, Common words:

---race to rate (Keep this one in mind as you read on)

Here are the final answers for the Common words (beneath is the number of players who chose that answer and the % score)

Riranor . . . . . . . self...bomb...race....flagpole...odd......greed...send.....lamination

......................2-100%,1--25%,6--100%,3--75%,....5-100%,..2--40%,.5-100%,..2--66.7%

Gmaster479. . . . . . golf...bib....rate....flagpole...odd......green...send.....flamenco

......................2-100%,1--25%,2-33.3%,3--75%,....5-100%,..5-100%,.5-100%,..1--33.3%

woon. . . . . . . . . half...bulb...race....flagpole...daddy....green...friend...lamination

......................2-100%,1--25%,6--100%,3--75%,....1--20%,..5-100%,.1--20%,..2--66.7%

GC. . . . . . . . . . gulf...bob....race....tadpole....saddle...greek...bend.....luminous

......................1--50%,4-100%,6--100%,4-100%,....1--20%,..1--20%,.2--40%,..3-100%

No1slight . . . . . . self...bob....rate....tadpole....puddle...greed...send.....Lemnos*

......................2-100%,4-100%,2-33.3%,4-100%,....1--20%,..2--40%,.5-100%,....0%*

Cherry Lane . . . . . wolf...blob...race....tadpole....odd......green...send.....luminous

......................1--50%,1--25%,6--100%,4-100%,....5-100%,..5-100%,.5-100%,..3-100%

andromeda . . . . . . half...bob....race....monopole...odd......green...bend.....luminous

......................2-100%,4-100%,6--100%,1--25%,....5-100%,..5-100%,.2--40%,..3-100%

underground_dan . . . golf...bob....race....tadpole....odd......green...send.....lamington

......................2-100%,4-100%,6--100%,4-100%,....5-100%,..5-100%,.5-100%,..1-33.3%

*Lemnos is a brilliant answer, but it's a proper name (Greek Island). Still, it's my sentimental favorite :rolleyes:

Here are some other possibilities for question 8: flamingo, palomino, culmination, eliminator, voluminous, telecommunication, implementation and limnology (the study of lakes)

Now for the Odd words and their scores (see the scoring rules in the OP for details)

Remember, the shortest words score highest, extra letters reduce the score.

Highlighted in Red are words that were trapped by Common words.

Shown in Gray are words that more than one person chose as their Odd word, so they share the score.

Riranor . . . . . . . calf.......bulb.....rare........tadpole....add........greet........lend.........laminator

......................100%.......0%.......50%.........0%.........100%.......100%.........100%.........80%

Gmaster479. . . . . . aardwolf...benumb...relate......bipole.....quiddity...greenbrier...subtrahend...

alimentation

......................33.3%......50%......33.3%.......100%.......16.7%......16.7%........14.3%........50%

woon. . . . . . . . . gulf.......bleb.....rare........dipole.....eddy.......greedy.......tend.........laminose

......................0%.........100%.....50%.........33.3%......25%........50%..........100%.........100%

GC. . . . . . . . . . dolf.......bib......raze........beanpole...caddy......greed........rend.........lamination

......................100%.......0%.......50%.........50%........33.3%......0%...........100%.........0%

No1slight . . . . . . shelf......bomb.....reiterate...dipole.....muddle.....green........pend.........lamination

......................66.7%......100%.....16.7%.......33.3%......25%........0%...........100%.........0%

Cherry Lane . . . . . pelf.......bedaub...reave.......dipole.....eddy.......greegree.....wend.........limnobium

......................100%.......50%......50%.........33.3%......25%........25%..........100%.........80%

andromeda . . . . . . myself.....blob.....raze........maypole....sudd.......greenfly.....extend.......luminously

......................50%........100%.....50%.........66.7%......50%........25%..........33.3%........66.7%

underground_dan . . . half.......boab.....rafe........zeppole....added......greens.......stipend......lumi

nosity

......................0%.........100%.....100%........66.7%......33.3%......50%..........25%..........66.7%

And so ... (drum roll):

1. underground_dan . . . 73.4%

2. Cherry Lane . . . . . 71.1%

3. Riranor . . . . . . . 71.0%

4. andromeda . . . . . . 69.2%

5. woon. . . . . . . . . 60.3%

6. Gmaster479. . . . . . 55.1%

7. GC. . . . . . . . . . 54.0%

8. No1slight . . . . . . 52.2%

Now here is my decision. The bottom three are very close. No1slight would have scored 54.3% if I had counted Lemnos, and even higher if he had not made that one fatal change in the EDC. Sooooo ... because of the problems I caused with the difficult question 8, I'm giving everyone another chance: I'm allowing everyone to advance to Round 2. Now TWO people will be eliminated in round 2.

So, without further ado, here are the questions for Round 2. What is ...

1. A word with 4 letters or more that ends with "ASH"

2. A word that begins with "B" and ends with "K"

3. A word of three letters or more that begins with "HI"

4. A word of 4 letters or more that begins with "T" and ends with "E" and contains an "I"

5. A word that ends with "IGHT"

6. A word with 4 letters or more that contains the word "PAN"

7. A word of that ends with "TION"

8. A word that ends with the letters "OOL"

Please PM me the answers within 24 hours if possible. Riranor, I hope you can stay connected during your vacation. Do you expect to have wifi where you are going? I'll try to "keep the light on for ya'" :lol:

Good luck to everyone.

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Now for the Odd words and their scores (see the scoring rules in the OP for details)

Remember, the shortest words score highest, extra letters reduce the score.

Highlighted in Red are words that were trapped by Common words.

Shown in Gray are words that more than one person chose as their Odd word, so they share the score.

Riranor . . . . . . . calf.......bulb.....rare........tadpole....add........greet........lend.........laminator

......................100%.......0%.......50%.........0%.........100%.......100%.........100%.........80%

Gmaster479. . . . . . aardwolf...benumb...relate......bipole.....quiddity...greenbrier...subtrahend...

alimentation

......................33.3%......50%......33.3%.......100%.......16.7%......16.7%........14.3%........50%

woon. . . . . . . . . gulf.......bleb.....rare........dipole.....eddy.......greedy.......tend.........laminose

......................0%.........100%.....50%.........33.3%......25%........50%..........100%.........100%

GC. . . . . . . . . . dolf.......bib......raze........beanpole...caddy......greed........rend.........lamination

......................100%.......0%.......50%.........50%........33.3%......0%...........100%.........0%

No1slight . . . . . . shelf......bomb.....reiterate...dipole.....muddle.....green........pend.........lamination

......................66.7%......100%.....16.7%.......33.3%......25%........0%...........100%.........0%

Cherry Lane . . . . . pelf.......bedaub...reave.......dipole.....eddy.......greegree.....wend.........limnobium

......................100%.......50%......50%.........33.3%......25%........25%..........100%.........80%

andromeda . . . . . . myself.....blob.....raze........maypole....sudd.......greenfly.....extend.......luminously

......................50%........100%.....50%.........66.7%......50%........25%..........33.3%........66.7%

underground_dan . . . half.......boab.....rafe........zeppole....added......greens.......stipend......lumi

nosity

......................0%.........100%.....100%........66.7%......33.3%......50%..........25%..........66.7%

i thought i put lamentation

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i thought i put lamentation

A thousand apologies :blush::blush::blush:

I have no excuse for that mistake. I'm sure glad I didn't mistakenly eliminate you. *whew*

The change brings your score up to 55.8%. (It didn't affect anyone else's score). That put you in third from last place and made the last three places even closer!

So in the end no lasting harm was done by my error. On to round 2, where everyone has a clean slate. I have yet to hear from you and from three others: Riranor (are you gone?), andromeda, and Cherry Lane.

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A thousand apologies :blush::blush::blush:

I have no excuse for that mistake. I'm sure glad I didn't mistakenly eliminate you. *whew*

The change brings your score up to 55.8%. (It didn't affect anyone else's score). That put you in third from last place and made the last three places even closer!

So in the end no lasting harm was done by my error. On to round 2, where everyone has a clean slate. I have yet to hear from you and from three others: Riranor (are you gone?), andromeda, and Cherry Lane.

Sorry seeksit. I have no time to work on it now, but I'll try to send it in in about 3 hours. Since we have a new feature that you can PM (PC) up to 10 people it would be great if you could notify me cause I don't visit Den that often.

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Sorry for the delay - I didn't realize the Den was back up. Now I'm trying to learn the new format - took me forever to figure out how to send the PM! But you should have it now.

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Have now heard from everyone except Riranor - thanks.

I PM'd him and will give him 24 hours to send in answers (haven't heard a peep in three days).

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Well, no sign of Riranor, so I guess he has no internet or is having too much fun to come visit.

Sorry, Riranor, but we'll have to play this one without you. :(

Here are the results for the 7 remaining players:

1. andromeda . . . . . . 85.4%

2. Cherry Lane . . . . . 83.3%

3. underground_dan . . . 80.9%

4. woon. . . . . . . . . 75.5%

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5. GC. . . . . . . . . . 66.8%

6. No1slight . . . . . . 58.7%

7. Gmaster479. . . . . . 36.4%

Players entering the EDC: GC, No1slight, Gmaster479

I will PM each of you.

(Note that PC conversations are *NOT* appropriate in this game since each player has to answer me without the others seeing the answers.)

Please PM to me your changes in the next 24 hours: You may change up to 3 of your Common answers *and* up to 3 of your Oddest Out answers (for a total of up to six possible changes).

Two people will be eliminated in this round.

Good luck.

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Hmmm, third, precarious position, can't change and can be leapfrogged by the 3 in the EDC, slightly more secure than woon though. Good luck GC, GMaster and No1.

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Hmmm, third, precarious position, can't change and can be leapfrogged by the 3 in the EDC, slightly more secure than woon though. Good luck GC, GMaster and No1.

thanx i'm gonna need it XD

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Good luck everyone!

Today marks one year that I have been a BrainDenizen. Wish I had a good puzzle to mark the event, but I've had writers block for months now.

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