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A preposition, can also be written as '@'
A cigarette ingredient
A fixed charge per unit or quantity
Someone who agrees to a bet or challenge
A martial art
A pet bird
The second tone in a diatonic scale
An external organ
A surviving mark of a past existence
A volcano's mouth
Inconsistent and unpredictable
A Chinese unit of distance
A big fib
A mass of land surrounded by water
Signs of old age
Having suffered decline due to old age
A formal permission
Something you can screw onto a firearm
A type of computer memory
A place separated by walls
A particularly stupid person
A follower of the teachings by Joseph Smith, Jr.
An atom or small molecule that can become a component of a large molecule
Your average Joe
To bring a civil action against
Principles of regulation
What comes out
Long speeches that can be interesting or condescending
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Word Pyramids Quiz
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Jan 4th, 2011 at 16:35 GMT
that was hard, but fun!
Jan 4th, 2011 at 20:43 GMT
I would use another clue for Erratic. It's not "faulty". It's "having no fixed course" or "wandering", among others.
Jan 4th, 2011 at 21:10 GMT
@G2M2010: You are correct, thanks a lot for pointing this out. I'm changing it now to a more fitting description.
Jan 5th, 2011 at 04:58 GMT
Maybe for "a particularly stupid person" accept "groom" as a bonus answer
Jan 5th, 2011 at 05:19 GMT
I could not get past "fear" counting for "concern," it makes sense to work. I know it wouldn't work with the rest of the pyramid, maybe take it was a bonus?
Jan 5th, 2011 at 05:24 GMT
That's an awfully tough clue for SALIENCE (and nobody seems to have gotten it so far). Something like 'prominence, importance' might work better.
Jan 5th, 2011 at 10:05 GMT
@Neuge: I am amused! But I can't add bonus answers I believe, since I already used up the 'Extra' column... @nickb1603: A good point. I'll make the clue more... salient. @nrsilver: I noticed that no one got SALIENCE. I'm going to change the word entirely.
Jan 5th, 2011 at 10:07 GMT
Thanks for your input! Please post if you think a clue could have a different answer or have other suggestions, I'll get to them ASAP.
Jan 5th, 2011 at 10:35 GMT
Five sporcles, because it's clever and well-done, and also because the example made me laugh...
Jan 6th, 2011 at 05:40 GMT
@ neuge no because that would mess up the rest of the quiz
Jan 8th, 2011 at 22:54 GMT
Nice quiz! Do another one with the letters in Sporcle!
Jan 9th, 2011 at 09:54 GMT
I'm already working on it!
Jan 20th, 2011 at 11:02 GMT
The new one: http://www.sporcle.com/games/BigThing/word_pyramids_2
Game published: Jan 24th, 2011 at 04:08 GMT
Jan 24th, 2011 at 04:16 GMT
Censorship! For a spot on the front page, BigThing has been forced to change the funny example. Alas...
Jan 24th, 2011 at 04:42 GMT
Very interesting puzzle. I really liked it. Okay, so what was the funny example that had to be censored?
Jan 24th, 2011 at 04:43 GMT
very fun! 5/5
Jan 24th, 2011 at 05:43 GMT
I love the tagline on the front page. I'm so tired of the History Channel playing stupid crap about aliens and truckers and loggers. That's not freaking history! Sorry, nerdrage over.
Jan 24th, 2011 at 08:58 GMT
Your clue for the fourth word on the E pyramid threw me. As did your next clue. How about, "a scant amount" and "mark left by meteor impact"? Too obvious?
Jan 24th, 2011 at 10:28 GMT
Nice quiz. Did anyone else go for GROOM for a particularly stupid person?
Jan 24th, 2011 at 11:45 GMT
I like the GROOM one, I also typed in Senile for signs of old age.
Jan 24th, 2011 at 12:00 GMT
Very good, very tricky. Only gripe was with the signs of old age clue, lines? Dont think I would ever say lines instead of wrinkles, but maybe thats just me.
Jan 24th, 2011 at 12:32 GMT
Please reword "compound" with "component" for your chemistry question. It doesn't make much sense the way it is.
Jan 24th, 2011 at 14:03 GMT
Huzzah! My first published quiz! The example was actually changed for me, a few days ago. It was a bit of a naughty word, I s'pose. Best not push my luck and mention it here... As for changing the clues around, I'll take slamb's suggestion because I was never happy with that clue in the first place. The rest I'll wait a bit with, but go ahead and make suggestions and/or vote up the ones you agree with, I'll check back and see what needs to be done. Thanks for playing everyone!
Jan 24th, 2011 at 14:06 GMT
...Well, it seems I can't edit the quiz now that it's published. Can anyone help out?
Jan 24th, 2011 at 18:23 GMT
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Jan 24th, 2011 at 19:31 GMT
mmm i think quite good for a non native speaker =)
Jan 24th, 2011 at 20:05 GMT
"what comes out" isnt a great clue im afraid. I dont think you can say "a result came out from our experiment" for example
Jan 24th, 2011 at 22:22 GMT
A bit nitpicky but the proper term for what goes on the end of a gun is a suppressor. And a few of the hints do seem a bit vague for the given answers...
Jan 24th, 2011 at 22:51 GMT
while interesting, this is not a word pyramid. Word pyramids work by adding a new letter to the beginning or the end of the previous word. I am dissapointed.
Jan 24th, 2011 at 22:59 GMT
@caramba: Thanks, I'll get on it. @manthisiscrap: That doesn't make sense...it's not phrased as a question. Result = outcome = what comes out.
Jan 25th, 2011 at 04:43 GMT
I think outcome would have made a better clue^^ only 7.1% got it, that was a really tough clue.. I didn't get it either.. But anyways great quiz!! And congrats on your first published :) I got 26/35 97th percentile :D
Jan 26th, 2011 at 02:23 GMT
I tried "piles" for signs of old age! Not a particularly good clue for the word lines.
Jan 27th, 2011 at 16:17 GMT
Jan 30th, 2011 at 05:09 GMT
@ Yousername: Depends on your occupation. When I was in the Army we called it a "Surpressor". When I became a professional hitman we called it a "Silencer". :D
Jan 30th, 2011 at 21:18 GMT
i didn't get what to do or what the connection was between the words
Feb 1st, 2011 at 01:36 GMT
An atom cannot be described as a monomer. I am king.
Aug 8th, 2012 at 20:52 GMT
The fourth and fifth answers for the O pyramid are pretty interchangeable.
Feb 14th, 2013 at 03:16 GMT
charmmi: I am neither a Mormon nor a moron, but I think that's a cheap (and far too obvious) shot.
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