Wednesday, November 7, 2007

How Many Words Can You Find?

The next few puzzles will be of a different sort than what I've had so far. I'm hoping y'all will like these better. The Lord gave me the idea of taking a word and seeing how many words you can dome up with out of the word that is given.

You will get points for each word you find. I will tell you each time how many words I came up with. Those words you find that I didn't find will get you bonus points for each word. On Saturday I will post the winner who has the most points. So be sure to leave your comment with the list of words you find.....ALL OF THEM!!!

Here are the rules....

No abbreviations (such as vet for veterinarian)
No proper names (names of people or places)
No contractions (can't...don't...isn't...etc.)
If the word is not found in my Webster's Dictionary it will be disqualified as a word

Here are the point values....

2-letter words (1 point)
3-letter words (2 points)
4-letter words (3 points)
5-letter words and more (4 points)
***words you find that I don't (10 points per word)

Your word for this week is......

JUSTIFICATION


(I came up with 60 words)


38 comments:

Karen said...

Oh, goodness. This was fun but will take up a lot of space I'm afraid. Here is what I could come up with. I included plurals(you didn't disqualify them did you?)
act
action
actions
acts
aft
as
auction
auctions
can
cans
cant
cants
cast
cat
cats
caustic
caution
cautions
coast
coat
coats
coin
coins
con
cons
cost
cot
cots
count
counts
fact
faction
factions
factious
facts
faint
faints
fan
fans
fast
fat
fats
fiasco
fiat
fiction
fin
fins
fist
fit
fits
foist
fun
if
ion
ions
is
it
its
jest
jet
jets
join
joins
joint
joints
joist
joust
just
jut
juts
nit
nits
not
oft
oust
out
outs
sac
saint
sat
scan
scat
scout
sic
sift
sin
sit
snit
snot
soft
sot
stain
static
stoat
stout
stun
stunt
taint
taints
tan
tic
tics
tin
tins
tint
tints
toast
ton
tons
tout
touts

If any others occur to me, I will add to the list but I think I better start school!!!

Karen in Michigan

Karen said...

Oops, I forgot these:
at, fusion, of, scion, snift, so, to

Karen in Michigan

Anna Joy said...

Just
Fiction
Sit
fat
suction
fact
action
no
us
if
fit
join
sin
sun
cat
on
stint
stain

I'm sure there's more but I just had a few minutes!

Anna Joy said...

Okay here's some more!
Taint
faint
saint
fist
fin
tin
stun
not
jot
sat
cat
fast
cast
fan
tan
can
suit
fain

sorry there are so few at a time but I don't have a lot of time all at once tonight! :)

Anonymous said...

85 Words:

1. Just
2. Cat
3. Cats
4. Fact
5. Facts
6. Fiction
7. Tact
8. Sat
9. Fist
10. Cast
11. Fast
12. Jot
13. Jots
14. Cot
15. Cots
16. Not
17. Ton
18. Tons
19. Stun
20. Tin
21. Sin
22. Fin
23. On
24. In
25. If
26. Is
27. As
28. Us
29. At
30. Fit
31. Stint
32. Nit
33. Nits
34. Station
35. Suction
36. Ion
37. Ions
38. Fits
39. Fat
40. Son
41. Sun
42. Fun
43. Fins
44. Nut
45. Nuts
46. Jut
47. Juts
48. Jin
49. Con
50. Cons
51. Sift
52. Action
53. Caution
54. Auction
55. Faction
56. Taints
57. Taint
58. Faint
59. Faints
60. Act
61. Acts
62. Tic
63. Suit
64. Of
65. Fictitious
66. Oat
67. Autistic
68. Attic
69. Scout
70. Coat
71. Coats
72. Factitious
73. Oats
74. Static
75. Ant
76. Ants
77. Font
78. Fonts
79. Fan
80. Fans
81. Tan
82. Joust
83. Coast
84. Toast
85. Auto

Jimena said...

Sis. Julie,

Can my nerdy husband participate too? Please take your time before answering too quickly. He is also asking, in case he may participate if he can use abbreviations like D.N.A.? I love hearing your music for breakfast with my husband singing.

I hope your husband is doing better. You are in my prayers...
Much love

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. jimena...of course your hubby can participate too. I have another friend whose wife helps him and another young lady whose momma helps her. These two couples work together. So y'all can work together or separate. It's fine with me either way.

No abbreviations are not acceptable. I'm using the same basic rules that another game I love (Boggle) uses. If we used abbreviations we'd end up with all kinds of combinations that I'd not be able to verify as being true abbreviations.

Have fun with this!!

Anna Joy said...

tics
coins
fins
cots
fans
son
actions
facts
fictions
joins
cats
taints
faints
jots
fans
tans
cans
join
tic fun
scat
in
an
to
of
oft
coin
ton
fusion
snot (yuck!) :)
snit


Ok, I do believe that is all I can think of! :)

Dave said...

Just
If
Cat

That all I find. I might find more later.

Dave

Jessica said...

This looks like fun!! I LOVE Boggle!! :)

I have to say though.... we both know that this game won't really be fair, cause Kristina is probably going to win. She is just too good at Boggle!! LOL!! :)

(...Now I'm just hoping Kris doesn't kill me!! I can only say those things about her because she's my best friend!! ...and she knows I'm just kidding!! LOL!!)

Julie's Jewels said...

jessica...I can assure you that Kris may not win this one. She is trying her hand at it to see...but she has some pretty stiff competition so far. Some have already left their comments. You really should try it...you might surprise yourself!! You have till Friday night...so there is plenty of time left...not that you have a lot of that...TIME I mean..LOL!

Kristina said...

I got 94 words.

Just
Cot
Cat
Jot
Fit
Ton
Fiction
Can
Cut
Fist
Fat
Fast
Tact
Join
Coin
Coins
Joins
Cuts
Cans
Tots
Tons
Cats
Cots
Station
Is
If
It
At
As
So
Son Sat
Sit
Sift
On
Of
Action
Actions
Fact
Facts
Tis
Nut
Nuts
Fun
Sun
Suction
Caution
Cautions
Tin
Tins
Fits
Fan
Fans
Act
Acts
Cast
Citation
Citations
Scat
Not
Snot
Suit
Sin
Stain
Fin
Fins
Tan
Tans
In
An
Ant
Ants
Unfit
Joint
Joints
Tint
Tints
Stat
Soft
Auction
Auctions
Taint
Taints
Snit
Joist
Joust
Faction
Font
Fonts
Nit
Nits
Factions

e-Mom said...

Scrabble for bloggers... clever! I'll give it a try. Lol, no promises though. (I'm not a very good Scrabble player.) Hugs, e-Mom

Julie's Jewels said...

e-mom...I'm glad you are going to give it a try. You might surprise yourself at how well you will do.

e-Mom said...

You found sixty words??? Good for you! Here are my ten:

just
if
station
join
fist
fits
stun
coins
tufts
its

LOL, now I must get on with my day. Hugs!

Dave said...

Do the words has to be together? Like in the word JUSTIFICATION
can you do the word sin? If you do not want to publish it you can comment to me on my blog.

Thank,
Dave

Julie's Jewels said...

dave....yes the words have to be one word but the letters don't have to be together. The word "sin" is fine...that is how you do it.

Jessica said...

Ok, here goes.... I looked up all the words in the Webster's Dictionary that I have (so I hope they are ok.... but if they aren't in your dictionary, I understand!!)

...I hope it was ok to use a dictionary!! :)

I also put them in order (as to how many letters were in each word) to make it easier for you.

of
on
at
an
us
if
in
it
is
Si
Fa
Ti
so
to
no

tis
ion
not
cat
son
tic
sin
sun
sit
fit
fin
fun
nit
tot
ton
cot
aft
act
tan
tin
cut
jus
fat
oaf
oat
its
nut

taco
toft
just
join
fact
tint
cist
fist
coat
soft
snot
iota
into
info
unto
oust
stun
suit
unit

stint
stout
joint
snout
stunt
joist
futon
unfit

action

fiction
caution
tuition

This was FUN!! Hope you do it again sometime!! :)

Love you bunches,
Jess

Marsheila said...

ok sis. Julie here's all that I could come up with.

1.Just
2.ton
3.fist
4.fat
5.fit
6.nat
7.joint
8.join
9.fiction
10.action
11.cast
12.at
13.anti
14.us
15.coat
16.tan
17.can
18.fan
19.coin
20.fusion
21.sin
22.sift
23.suit
24.scat
25.not
26.jot
27.tot
28.cain
29.out
30.snout
31.ant
32.saint
33.aunt
34.station
35.fast
36.cotton
37.cot
38.tic
39.sit
40.sat
41.auto
42.cut
43.nut
44.nit
45.sonic
46.son
47.tonic
48.sun
49.tuna
50.ficus
51.noun
52.casio
53.soft
54.cajun
55.titanic
56.attic
57.tofu
58.onion
59.font
60.tint
61.fact
62.act
63.san
64.if
65.as

Bro Tim said...

just, fist, cat tact jist fiction not tot can fan fun cut sit sift con son ton stain sin tin sun sat fat ant faint saint stint cot tan cot tan jot joust joist fact act ion fit not nit cast fast cost station fits acts fin tint tints cats join count coin coins ions taint coast toast stat font fonts suit nut fount action us it at in on if an scan fans cans ants tans actions cots joints

I guess that is all we can come up with. This was fun Mrs Crystal got most of them but I type a few more after she gave them to me. Talk to you later.

Bro Tim and Mrs Crystal

Karen said...

Is it too late to add to my list. I forgot two words I had written on the back of my page.....oat, and oaf.

This one was really fun!
Karen in Michigan

PamelaK said...

Hi Sis Julie.
My son and I worked together. here is our list. A few of them might be iffy so I'll leave those up to you!! This was fun!! Thanks for doing it!
ti
at
it
its (possessive)
if
ifs
no
on
us
in
an
so
oat
oats
oaf
oafs
sin
fan
fans
tot
tots
cot
cots
cut
cuts
cat
cats
fit
fits
jut
juts
jot
jots
sat
sit
act
acts
can
cans
ion
ions
fin
fins
nit
nits
tin
tins
fat
fats
con
cons
tic
tics
tac
ant
ants
nut
nuts
ton
tons
sac
not
aft
tan
tans
son
sun
fun
just
fact
facts
fast
fist
sift
cast
tact
aunt
aunts
stun
suit
coin
coins
join
joins
tuna
cost
scat
font
fonts
oust
tint
tints
coat
coats
sofa
taunt
taunts
jaunt
jaunts
joint
joints
stunt
stint
saint
faint
faints
stain
taint
taints
antic
antics
foist
action
actions
sonic
tonic
tonics
tunic
tunics
coast
toast
joust
intact
static
fusion
station
fiction
fictions
suction
auction
auctions
faction
factions
caution
cautions

Whew - I think that's it!
PamelaK

Jimena said...
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Dave said...

Ok,

Just
if
cat
can
sin
sit
fit
tin
ton
fast
station
fiction


Ok, That it all my mom and me could find.

Dave

Raphael said...

Hi, this is Raphael, Jimena's husband :)

I found this game challenging.

actin
antic
ascot
attic
cajun
canto
coast
coati
costa
cotan
count
cutin
cutis
faint
fatso
ficus
finis
focus
foist
fount
futon
ianfu
ictus
incus
ionic
jaunt
joint
joist
joust
junta
junto
saint
satin
scant
scion
scott
scout
snafu
snout
sonic
stain
stint
stoat
stoic
stout
stunt
tacit
taint
tatou
taunt
tauon
tinct
titan
toast
tonic
tonus
tunic
unfit
acinus
action
atonic
casino
cation
confit
cousin
fiasco
fusain
fusion
intact
intuit
octant
otitis
outfit
siouan
static
statin
taoist
tocsin
toucan
tunica
tuscan
acinous
auction
caution
faction
fiction
fustian
jainist
outcast
sinitic
station
suction
tacitus
titanic
tuition
autistic
citation
factious
oscitant
situation
factitious
fictitious

jimena said...

Hello Sis Julie,

I really enjoyed this game but my time is up and I hear from my husband that there are many more possible words. I just enjoyed doing them in the bus on my way to school and while I waited anywhere else. My husband will send all his words apart.

I put my plurials apart as I didn't know if they were allowed

from small to big kind of :)

1. a,
2. I,
3. as,
4. at,
5. so,
6. in,
7. if,
8. it,
9. no,
10. us,
11. to,
12. on,
13. of,
14. ant (ants),
15. act (acts),
16. cat (cats),
17. can,
18. cans,
19. cut,
20. cuts,
21. sin,
22. sit,
23. sat,
24. sun,
25. son,
26. sac,
27. fit (fits)
28. fat (fats)
29. fun,
30. fan (fans)
31. fin (fins)
32. ion (ions)
33. not
34. nut (nuts)
35. jot
36. ton (tons)
37. tan (tans)
38. tin (tins)
39. oat (oats)
40. oft
41. cast,
42. coat (coats)
43. fist,
44. fact (facts)
45. font (fonts)
46. unit (units)
47. tact
48. fast
49. just
50. join (joins)
51. joint (joints)
52. attic (attics)
53. aunt (aunts)
54. saint
55. stunt
56. focus
57. fount
58. unfit
59. uncut
60. action
61. titans
62. titanic
63. tuition
64. outcast
65. cousin
66. static
67. station
68. fusion
69. faction (factions)
70. intact
71. titanic
72. autistic
73. auction (auctions)
74. caution (cautions)
75. fiction
76. citation
77. situation

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. karen....No I didn't disqualify your plural words. As long as the letters are in the puzzle word then you can use it. So plurals work as long as there is an "s" in the puzzle to make it plural without using that same "s" twice. In other words...if the word starts with "s" and there is only one "s" in the puzzle then you can't use plurals for this puzzle...but if there are more than one "s" that you can use to make a word plural then it is allowable. Thank you for playing.

Julie's Jewels said...

anna joy...It's fine that you worked on the puzzle a little bit here and a little bit there. I'm so glad you participated. I hope you enjoyed it.

Julie's Jewels said...

anonymous...thank you for playing. Next time though I would ask that you leave a name at the end of the comment so I can give credit to a name. Anonymous comments will not be allowed from now on unless there is a name attached at the bottom. No one wants to hear that "Anonymous was the winner". They want to hear that a real name won. So if you post anonymous only because you don't have a blog...that is fine...just post with anonymous but type your name at the end of your comment under your answers. Thank you.

Julie's Jewels said...

dave...thank you so much for playing. I hope you enjoyed it!! I realize that not everyone has much time to devote to these games but I'm so thankful that y'all are taking a shot at it. I hope you will continue to play. I really do believe that the winner will change each week. Also...people will get better at this (if they have a hard time with it) each time they play. I know that was the case with me when I first started doing these.

Julie's Jewels said...

kristina....thank you for playing even though you can't cheat....LOL!! I know you wouldn't dare do that!! But you can testify that I show no favoritism to you or Jessica just because y'all are family (or about to be in Jessica's case). I love you!!

MOMMA

Julie's Jewels said...

e-mom....yes I found 60 words...and you still tried your mind at it. I'm so glad. I was hoping that my saying how many I found wouldn't discourage others from trying. I hope you enjoyed playing. Each week will be a new adventure. Some won't be able to play each week and some will struggle more than they did the previous week and some won't get many words that I have...all these things will cause the scores to be different each week. So I hope you'll come again and play next week. Love you!

Julie's Jewels said...

jessica....It was fine to use a dictionary. But I hope you understand I have to use the dictionary I have. It is a very thick one and has all kinds of words that I questioned all through these comments...but for the most part they were there. I'm glad you enjoyed this and I hope you will continue to play. Thank you for how you organized your list too. It made it easier for me to figure points.

Love you!!

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. marsheila...I'm so glad you played!! You had several words that I didn't even have. I hope you will play again next week. Love you!!

Julie's Jewels said...

bro. tim....y'all did a good job!! You just wanted me to work for this though didn't you?...LOL!! Putting y'alls answers in paragraph form made it quite difficult for me but I managed. It works better for me if you would put them in column form. I know you were trying to save space. But I've found that there is unlimited space in these comment boxes so a column list is fine. Thank you for thinking of conserving space. :)

Love y'all!!

PS....Sis. Crystal is good at these sort of things so it was wise to have her helping you :)

Julie's Jewels said...

pamelak...you and your son did a great job. Thank you for playing. Congratulations to you both!!

Julie's Jewels said...

bro. raphael....Thank you for participating. I hope you and Sis. Jimena will pair up and work on this together...who knows how great y'all might do. You and your wife are a real blessing to me!!

Julie's Jewels said...

sis. jimena....I'm glad you enjoyed playing this game. Everyone did so well with it!! The way you did yours with the plurals in ( ) worked great. Thank you for organizing your words the way you did. It helped me in figuring your points. Love you!!

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