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Old December 2nd, 2019, 12:13 AM
Daniel Widdis
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Default [Dixonary] Round 3031: GRUBBLE Results!

The phrase "in the dark," which I'm sure you know, can refer to not only one's shadowy surroundings, but also to the secrets which might be surrounding you too. Every day, the sun goes down over all of these secrets, so everyone is in the dark in one way or another. If you are sunbathing in the park, for instance, but you do not know about the deep and dangerous pit nearby, then you are in the dark even though you are not actually in the dark. If you are on a midnight hike knowing full well that several ballerinas are following you, then you are not in the dark even though you are in the dark. Of course, it is quite possible to be in the dark in the dark, as well as to be not in the dark not in the dark. But there are so many secrets in this world that it is likely that you are always in the dark about something, whether you are in the dark in the dark or in the dark not in the dark. And so you will eventually fall into the deep and dangerous pit dug by several ballerinas, which is dark in the dark in the park.

- Lemony Snicket, The Ersatz Elevator

It seems all this round’s players were in the dark in one sense about the true meaning of GRUBBLE, which involved groping in the dark in the other sense, leaving me with a D0.

I owe much of my success to excellent fakes by many players, topped by Nancy Shepherdson and Tim Lodge who collected 5 votes each for their creations.¬* Nancy‚Äôs bare-handed climbing (not in the dark) earns her the real winner honors, while Tim‚Äôs untidy searching (for items he‚Äôs in the dark about their location) earns him the deal.

And a special welcome to Benjamin Evans, our latest victim, relieving Debbie of the newbie mantle.¬*

*** GRUBBLE ***

1. to obsessively question anything given to you to eat [modified from Ger. grubeln to brood]¬*¬*¬*¬*

¬*¬*¬*¬*Votes from:¬*¬* Lodge and Shefler

¬*¬*¬*¬*Submitted by: Barrs, who scores natural 2.

2. To climb, bare-handed and without equipment, over a sheer rock face.¬*¬*¬*¬*

¬*¬*¬*¬*Votes from:¬*¬* Cunningham, Mallach, Embler, Evans and Naylor

¬*¬*¬*¬*Submitted by: Shepherdson, who scores natural 5.

3. Permeable broken stone backfilling a retaining wall.¬*¬*¬*¬*

¬*¬*¬*¬*Votes from:¬*¬* Barrs, Bourne and Stevens

¬*¬*¬*¬*Submitted by: Abell, who scores natural 3.

4. Fishing for catfish using only bare hands.¬*¬*¬*¬*

¬*¬*¬*¬*Votes from:¬*¬* Bourne, Mallach and Shefler

¬*¬*¬*¬*Submitted by: Embler, who scores natural 3.

5. The song thrush, Turdus philomelos.¬*¬*¬*¬*

¬*¬*¬*¬*No votes

¬*¬*¬*¬*Submitted by: Naylor.

6. To feel or grope in the dark.¬*¬*¬*¬*

¬*¬*¬*¬*No votes¬*¬*¬*¬*

¬*¬*¬*¬*Real definition from Webster's 1913

7. To filch or steal.¬* ¬*¬*¬*

¬*¬*¬*¬*Vote from:¬*¬*¬* Embler

¬*¬*¬*¬*Submitted by: Carson, who scores natural 1.

8. to grasp; to seize.¬*¬*¬*¬*

¬*¬*¬*¬*No votes

¬*¬*¬*¬*Submitted by: Madnick.

9. [Printing] Pi from headline fonts.¬*¬*¬*¬*

¬*¬*¬*¬*Vote from:¬*¬*¬* Lodge

¬*¬*¬*¬*Submitted by: Cunningham, who scores natural 1.

10. to use substandard building materials.¬*¬*¬*¬*

¬*¬*¬*¬*Votes from:¬*¬* Madnick and Stevens

¬*¬*¬*¬*Submitted by: Bourne, who scores natural 2.

11. to search untidily through many items; to rummage.¬*¬*¬*¬*

¬*¬*¬*¬*Votes from:¬*¬* Barrs, Cunningham, Evans, Madnick and Shepherdson

¬*¬*¬*¬*Submitted by: Lodge, who scores natural 5.

12. an echo of distant thunder caused by an air inversion.¬*¬*¬*¬*

¬*¬*¬*¬*No votes

¬*¬*¬*¬*Submitted by: Shefler.

13. Thin dry scales or scabs on the body; thin scales

¬*¬*¬*¬*exfoliated from the body; dandruff.¬*¬*¬*¬*

¬*¬*¬*¬*Votes from:¬*¬* Naylor and Shepherdson

¬*¬*¬*¬*Submitted by: Mallach, who scores natural 2.

¬*¬*¬* Player¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* Def Voted for Votes Guess DP Total

¬*¬*¬*¬*------¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* --- --------- ----- ----- -- -----

¬*¬*¬*¬*Shepherdson¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 2¬*¬* 11 & 13¬*¬*¬*¬* 5¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 5

¬*¬*¬*¬*Lodge¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 11¬*¬*¬*¬* 1 & 9¬*¬*¬*¬* 5¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 5

¬*¬*¬*¬*Embler¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 4¬*¬*¬*¬* 2 & 7¬*¬*¬*¬* 3¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 3

¬*¬*¬*¬*Abell¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 3¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* N/V¬*¬*¬* ¬*3¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 3

¬*¬*¬*¬*Mallach¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 13¬*¬*¬*¬* 2 & 4¬*¬*¬*¬* 2¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 2

¬*¬*¬*¬*Bourne¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 10¬*¬*¬*¬* 3 & 4¬*¬*¬*¬* 2¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 2

¬*¬*¬*¬*Barrs¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 1¬*¬*¬* 3 & 11¬*¬*¬*¬* 2¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 2

¬*¬*¬*¬*Carson¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 7¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* N/V¬*¬*¬*¬* 1¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 1

¬*¬*¬*¬*Cunningham¬*¬* ¬*¬*¬*¬*9¬*¬*¬* 2 & 11¬*¬*¬*¬* 1¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 1

¬*¬*¬*¬*Shefler¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 12¬*¬*¬*¬* 1 & 4¬*¬*¬*¬* 0¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 0

¬*¬*¬*¬*Naylor¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 5¬*¬*¬* 2 & 13¬*¬*¬*¬* 0¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 0

¬*¬*¬*¬*Madnick¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 8¬*¬* 10 & 11¬*¬*¬*¬* 0¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 0

¬*¬*¬*¬*Stevens¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 3 & 10¬*¬*¬*¬* 0¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 0

¬*¬*¬*¬*Evans¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 2 & 11¬*¬*¬*¬* 0¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬*¬* 0

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