X Marks the Spot

November 19, 2018

 

 

Bob Jackson stole a game off me at the weekend which he seemed destined to

lose. He was helped by his fine play of EXUVIUM a few turns from the end.

After a play like that I thought the theme of this blog should be the letter X

 

So we will start off with a short quiz of 3 bingos including an X

 

ABCLOOX

 

AADIPTX

 

CEILNOX

 

 

Bingos are rare with an X. The list for this week is a fairly random collection of 15 shorter words using an X. I hope I have chosen some that you do not already know.

 

BRUX              A verb meaning to grind teeth together

JAXY                The posterior. Also JAXIE, JACKSIE and JACKSY

MYXO             Australian slang for myxomatosis, a rabbit disease

YUNX              The wryneck, a bird related to woodpeckers. Also JYNX

BOXLA            A form of Lacrosse that is played indoors

HYRAX            A small mammal a bit like a hare

IXNAY             A contradiction. Essentially it just means "not"

KYLIX              A shallow two handed Greek drinking cup

MIXTE             A type of bicycle frame

MUREX           A genus of shellfish which yields a purple dye

REMEX            One of the large feathers of a bird’s wing

URBEX            A recreational activity of urban exploration

CARFAX          A place where four roads meet. Also CARFOX

EXODOI          The plural of EXODOS, a concluding scene

HALLUX          The big toe

 

How did you go with the quiz at the start. They were all words you might have been able to work out:

 

COALBOX

TAXPAID

LEXICON

 

I certainly hope you got that last one. All scrabblers should know their lexicon!

 

As well as the normal plural of LEXICONS another plural of LEXICA is allowed. Because it is a plural you cannot put an S on that, but it does take an L for LEXICAL

 

A short blog this week. I got back late on Sunday from Dunedin, where I did not play as well as I should have. Congratulations to Dylan Early for being the star of the NZ Team. Unfortunately his efforts were not enough for us to beat Australia

 

Happy Scrabbling

Patrick

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