[Dixonary] Round 3267n BAFT results

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Efrem G Mallach

Jul 19, 2022, 9:44:47 AMJul 19
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Good morning, afternoon, or whatever it is when and where you read this!

First, a few random notes:

1. The "patent leather" definition of FINEER that earned(?) me this deal was my second definition of that word. My first def (never mind what it was, I might want to use it again) would, IMHO, not have done nearly as well. Why couldn't I leave well enough alone?

2. Judy's vote, for some reason, never made it to the group. When I asked her about voting about 12 hours ago, knowing that she is normally among the first we hear from, she sent it to me by regular email. She also referred in passing to an email "catastrophe" she had had, saying that it has since been fixed. Perhaps it was a casualty of that catastrophe. In any case, her vote is included below even though you didn't see it.

3. Tim Lodge reminded me (for the second time!) when he sent his def that he owes me a deal. For some reason I keep repressing that memory. Masochism, perhaps. Anyhow, if anyone who reads this catches me trying to deal again, please don't let me. (Once.)

And now to the results.

The meaning of BAFT is, according to my dictionary, "A coarse cotton fabric of Asian manufacture, similar to muslin." John Barrs submitted definition #5 below, "A coarse cotton-based fabric." They were so similar that they had to be combined. I left John's untouched to represent both, so a vote for #5 gave John a point and also counted as correct. Three people voted for it, giving me a D3.

In what may be a case of "be careful what you wish for, you may get it" or "no good deed goes unpunished," Tim Lodge gets the deal one round later than he tried to. His British currency in occupied post-WW II Germany got five votes and earns him that task hono(u)r - despite his inadvertently disqualifying himself as he described in an email to the group.  Dan Widdis narrowly avoided having the deal ping-pong back to him: he also scored five points, but two of them were from his vote for #5.

The scores:

1. An absurdity. From Keating, P. who voted 4, 10. Voted for by: Embler, D.; Madnick, J.; Naylor, S. Score: 3.

2. A genomic clone. From Embler, D. who voted 1, *5*. Voted for by: None. Score: 2.

3. To plant firmly; establish. From Madnick, J. who voted 1, 10. Voted for by: Shefler, M. Score: 1.

4. [Scot.] disoriented; dizzy. From Shefler, M. who voted 3, *5*. Voted for by: Keating, P. Score: 3.

5. A coarse cotton based fabric. From Barrs, J. who voted 7, 10. Voted for by: Embler, D.; Shefler, M.; Widdis, D. Score: 3.

6. The shaft or handle of a scythe. From Naylor, S. who voted 1, 10. Voted for by: Fein, D. Score: 1.

7. 1. The stern of a ship. 2. The tail of an airplane. From Widdis, D. who voted *5*, 8. Voted for by: Barrs, J.; Fein, D.; Abell, T. Score: 5.

8. The upright or moving arm of the Kittredge knitting machine.  From Mallach, A. who did not vote. Voted for by: Widdis, D. Score: 1.

9. [Med.] orig. a sickle, from the Latin; currently a curved scalpel. From Fein, D. who voted 6, 7. Voted for by: None. Score: 0.

10. A form of paper currency used by British forces occupying Germany after the Second World War (British Armed Forces Token) and discontinued in favor of the Deutsche Mark in 1959. From Lodge, T. who was DQ. Voted for by: Keating, P.; Madnick, J.; Barrs, J.; Naylor, S.; Abell, T. Score: 5.

(No number) A coarse cotton fabric of Asian manufacture, similar to muslin. From Dictionary which could not vote. Voted for by: Embler, D.; Shefler, M.; Widdis, D. Score: D3.

No definition from Abell, T. who voted 7, 10. Voted for by: N/A. Score: 0.

No definition from Bourne, T. who voted 1, 4. Voted for by: N/A. Score: 0.

As a table, with tied scores retaining their definition list order:


Judy Madnick

Jul 19, 2022, 9:53:00 AMJul 19
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And I truly appreciated the fact that Efrem sent me a message about my missing vote. Thanks again, Efrem!

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From: "Efrem G Mallach" <emal...@umassd.edu>
Date: 7/19/2022 9:44:41 AM
Subject: [Dixonary] Round 3267n BAFT results

Tim Lodge

Jul 19, 2022, 4:39:30 PMJul 19
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I've only just seen the results (it's been a busy day), and I'll post a new word shortly.  I thought I'd make a comment about my def first.

BAFs, as we called them were a real thing: British Armed Forces Special Vouchers. I created my def from memory, but I've discovered a description of them at https://rapc-association.org.uk/pay-services-history/ww2/bafsv.html.  I remember using them on trips to Germany in the 1960s.  By the time I was based there for several years, they'd been phased out.  We still had petrol (gas) vouchers - very useful during the oil crisis in the mid-1970s.

--  Tim L

Efrem Mallach

Jul 19, 2022, 4:44:53 PMJul 19
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Thanks, Tim! 

Just for the record: the Tim Bourne line at the bottom of the results (in red text below) is an error. It was inadvertently not deleted when I copied an earlier deal's results email to use as a template. Please ignore it. It isn't in the table, which is correct.


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