X Marks the Spot
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
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:
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