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TERALBAY

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Okay, time's up.  The word -- which dreadbeard got before finishing the description, a claim I have no reason to doubt -- is BETRAYAL, which is perhaps the point of the little story; maybe Milne had good reason, as perhaps Victoria did, not to discover it.  I admit that I went wrong for a while trying to come up with a word with ALBERT in it, which certainly is in BETRAYAL though not in the right order, and would have given Vickie further pause.  It was anselmo_b 's hint of "quisling" that made the word instantly pop out.  I could have got out the Scrabble tiles and done it faster, or the online scrabble tiles even.  But that would have been cheating.  Instead I just failed.

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dreadbeard
Dec. 13th, 2012 12:35 am (UTC)
The local paper where I grew up had a word game - nine letters in a square, make as many words as you can of four letters or more, must include the central letter, and must have one nine letter word... :) For some reason the story about Victoria made it leap out as obvious.
(Anonymous)
Dec. 13th, 2012 03:56 am (UTC)
Nice, John. I thought about it for a little, but kept getting stuck thinking about words ending in -ly.

HWW
randy_byers
Dec. 13th, 2012 04:17 pm (UTC)
It's fun to fail! (And good thing it is, too.)
Crystal Thomas
Dec. 13th, 2012 09:57 pm (UTC)
Well, I failed also... but I never thought about getting the Scrabble tiles out...will remember this...DH and I do the Jumble all the time and thought we were pretty good...
Also, getting excited to think that Little,Big might be ready pretty soon! 8-)
PS - I didn't think about this being part of a story with clues...clueless sometimes I guess!


Edited at 2012-12-13 09:58 pm (UTC)
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