Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Round two - the answers

Time for the head scratching to end - here are the answers for round two.

Lots of people told me they found this round trickier than the last. I think, perhaps the photographers were a touch more oblique than the last round and there were a couple of diptychs which were clearly harder to solve than others.

Number 1

Beachcomb (I allowed beachcombing and beachcomber too).

A fairly straightforward one, which almost everybody got right - wavy hair, though not a compound word, was an entertaining alternative solution.








Number 2

Pondweed

I disallowed waterweed (which may have been a bit harsh) and wintergreen and rivercrossing were other incorrect guesses.









Number 3

Bluebird

Bit more variation in the answers for this one - alternative guesses included smokestack, firefly (good one!), meltdown, blueprint and waxwing.








Number 4


Toothpick

I loved this one - inspired industrial chic pictures! And most of the answers were correct.








Number 5

Peppermint

Almost everyone got this, apart from a couple of folks who guessed pepperpot, which is logical.





Number 6


Butterscotch

This one caused quite a few problems. Lots of people plumped for letterbox and there was also a letterhead and cheeseboard.








Number 7


Drawbridge

Wrong guesses included handrail (very good), inside out and tugboat.





Number 8


Honeymoon

Everyone got this one!

Number 9


Watermark

Almost all correct, with other inspired answers including spotcheck and metalwork.









Number 10


Headlight

Oh this one caused SO many problems. Yup - it was a toughie. Wrong guesses - bright spark, pinup, pinwheel, headbanger (like that one), needlework, pinpoint and felt work.




So yes, perhaps a little tougher, but still one very clever person managed to get them all correct - Meg (who doesn't yet have a blog). Many congratulations! She clearly has an aptitude for these, because she was a winner in the last round too. Look out for a teeny treat in your post sometime soon, Meg.

And thank you again to all the photographers and to everyone who played along - hope you enjoyed yourselves.



18 comments:

  1. Ali, thank you for this. And well done Meg. I am kicking myself on the wrongness of gearshift...
    Ax

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  2. Thanks again Ali, and well done Meg!

    Argh, cross with myself about bluebird - that was my first guess but I changed my mind at the last minute. That's what you get for overthinking!

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  3. Well done Meg!

    Amazingly the one I got wrong (butterscotch, I thought it was letterbox) wasn't the one I thought I got wrong!!

    Thanks so much Ali I really enjoy a good quiz, hope it won't be too long until the next one! Still happy to send a photo. :)

    Vivienne x

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  4. I knew I should have gone with pondweed.

    Thanks Ali, it was fun!

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  5. oh it's a beach....... oh well. 7/10

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  6. I was convinced smokestack was correct. Great fun Ali, thanks.

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  7. Cripes, was that a beach?
    Pondweed was no problem.
    I could only come up with Fire-bird.
    Managed to get toothpick.
    Pepper I got but not mint - it looks blue on my screen.
    I got butterscotch eventually.
    Drawbridge was easy.
    As was honeymoon,
    but I couldn't get anything for the last two.

    Very well done Ali, thank you for taking the time to set it all up.

    Congratulations to Meg!

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  8. I really enjoyed this - and 9 out of 10 is so much better than the 4 I managed last time! I just couldn't see bluebird though. And I thought headlight was wrong and it turned out right !

    thanks so much for setting this up, it is such good fun!

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  9. Well done Meg!
    Bluebird. Of course. It's so obvious when you know!
    Thanks Ali!

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  10. Meg is to be congratulated.
    My daughter thought it was headlight...but I could only think of bright spark..oops.(Only 8 out of 10 instead of 9)
    Had to consult the dictionary for peppermint!
    Took ages to get watermark whereas honeymoon was a breeze.
    I thought pondweed had to be wrong!
    I thought railbridge not drawbridge. Close.
    Thanks Ali for a very entertaining few days and the comments from guessers along the way made me laugh out loud. Such fun!

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  11. Ahhhhh ! That was fun. Thanks Ali

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  12. Perhaps Meg might host another for us while we're on a roll???

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  13. I followed the project daily - and then forgot to send in my answers. I got 8/10 - waxwing and atop were my wrong answers. Thanks for the challenge.

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  14. Congratulations Meg... well done. These were tricky this time round and I knew pinup was wrong, but lots of fun... thank you Ali!

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  15. Well done Meg. You are a genius! I got most of them wrong although in fairness I just went with my gut instinct and didn't go back over my initial guesses (silly me)! I would never have got 'mint' as it looks turquoise on the monitor. I must try harder next time!!!

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  16. Thank you for all your kind messages. I'm over the moon I got them all right although I nearly went with 'letterbox' too and some of the other alternative answers were very creative and plausible. 'Smokestack' is wonderful. Thank you Ali for a fun two weeks of brain exercise and also to all the photographers - I have zero aptitude in that department for sure!

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  17. OhMyGosh! How did I miss the compound word postings? I need to subscribe to this blog instead of just your normal one. Another fabulous list of compound words -- you're SOOOO clever! And Duh! Why didn't I think if the color for mint? Very Good!!!!

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