Blanking Out Again
I have said before that it is sometimes hard to work with 2 blanks. How about trying this combination?
S S T T Y ? ?
There are a couple of easy ones, so any level of player could have a go at this challenge. Having said that, sometimes it is hard to spot even the easy ones when you are working with two blanks. However, only a very experienced player would find even 5 words. Getting all 8 possible answers would be very impressive.
As usual, the answers are a little further down the page.
I was inspired to create this challenge because a word list I did recently had several interesting words with SSTT. Have a look at these:
FUSTETS FUSTET is the wood of a West Indian tree when used for yellow dye
SHOTTES Young pigs. Particularly before they have been weaned
SHTETEL An East European Jewish community
SITFAST A lump on the skin of a horse
SUTTEES Hindu practices. Widow burns herself on her husband’s funeral pyre
TATSOIS TATSOI is a variety of Chinese cabbage
TIMISTS Performers who keep good time
TSANTSA The shrunken head of an enemy kept as a trophy
TSATSKE A cheap trinket
TUTRESS A female tutor
Those are 10 words that could be very useful, but are also very interesting.
Try not to bring any tsatskes or tsantsas to the next club night, but be a good timist or you will lose points at the end of the game.
So how did you go with the double blank challenge?
STYLIST One who is a master of a literary or rhetorical style
STYLETS Small poniards or stilettos
TYPISTS People who type
STATUSY Having status
STARTSY A spiritual advisor in the Eastern Orthodox Church
STEYEST STEY is Scots for steep, so STEYEST is the same as steepest
TYSTIES The Scottish word for the birds called Black Guillemots
I hope you learned something new in one of those lists