Rule 1(d) of The “Real” Rules lists the circumstances that justify withdrawing The Word and substituting another. One of them is that The Word turns out to be unexpectedly recognizable.
That rule has, as some will know, no counterpart in the official 1990 rules, but the precedent is so well established (111) that nobody bothers about that.
There is a comment to that rule that remarks It is not unknown for there to be a series of substitutes in a round (443). Round 443 established a record (three words withdrawn, the fourth played), that has been equalled on only three subsequent occasions. I hope not to break the record. But things are not looking good.
Two players have said that they recognize idli as (in the OED’s definition)
A steamed cake of rice and black gram, popular in southern India [Tamil].
and another player said enough it suggest that they might DQ at voting time.
So, with fingers crossed, I now declare the substitute word to be
and I am pushing out the deadline for definitions yet again to Sunday 28 November 21h30 CET.
What sheep do in the evening. (In the morning they go OUTDAGATE).
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