Polygon 14 August

Polygon puzzle
Using the given letters no more than once, make as many words as possible of four or more letters, always including the central letter. Capitalised words, plurals, conjugated verbs (past tense etc), adverbs ending in LY, comparatives and superlatives are disallowed.

How you rate: 14 words, average; 18, good; 23, very good; 28, excellent.

Source: the Times

Click here for rules and tips on how to play Polygon

Answers on the continuation page

feint, feisty, fenny, fine, finite, infest, inset, nest, nine, ninety, nisei, nite, seif, seniti, sennit, sent, sine, sinnet, site, stein, stye, syne, tein, tennis, tine, tinnie, yeti

intensify is the word using all the letters.

I got 17 of these, Susan, and also "nite" which I assumed didn’t count but I see it does!

Glad you are enjoying Sudoku. I highly recommend Wayne Gould’s site, see the sidebar of Petrona for the link. Wayne is the person who bought Sudoku to the UK in November 2004, his website has a free trial and then for a very reasonable price (about 15 US dollars I think) you can buy his interactive puzzle and never run out again! (You can set your own level also). Much imitated since, but he’s the original (out of Japan).

2 thoughts on “Polygon 14 August

  1. Thank you for the information on Wayne Gould’s site, Maxine! I will go look at it. I find the puzzles are very relaxing to do; I’m ashamed of myself for having been so slow to try them. I enjoy the addition of the visual to puzzling and it seems that Sudoku is quite unique in that way. I had a dentists’ appointment today (terrified of the dentist) and I had a Sudoku book in my purse. I found that even though I was thoroughly distracted I could do the Sudoku using just the ‘visual’ – i.e., no thinking at all!! Granted, it was a fairly easy one, but I finished it in under ten minutes without so much as a furrowed brow.
    I can’t say the same for today’s Polygon! I got seventeen of the words but missed a few I should have found. I couldn’t get ‘intensify’ in spite of struggling with it for some time.

  2. I missed a buch I should have found but I found one not on the list which always pleases me. “FEST”. It is listed in my dictionary, on dictionary.com, and on m-w.com so I think it counts. (a gathering, event, or show having a specified focus — often used in combination ). Found intensify – ended with an embarassing 15. Way too many easy ones missed.

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