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Can you name the 5 letter words?
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8937 five letter words to choose from, grouped alphabetically in sets of 30 words per answer. TWL word list - official Scrabble word list in USA & Canada.
Internet Scrabble Club TWL 06 Word List
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Every 5 Letter Word Quiz
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Jun 26th, 2011 at 11:18 GMT
For anyone enjoying this series, this will be the last one. The spreadsheet I have could easily take it up to every 9 letter word or more (which even a seasoned Scrabbler must think would be getting a bit silly). The limiting factor is just the size of Sporcle's answer fields. I can have a maximum of 300 answers, each with a maximum of 255 characters. 300 x 255 = 76,500 characters max. There are 15,788 six letter words which would take up 15,788 x 6 = 94,728 characters. Clearly there is no way to fit this in a quiz so enjoy the last in the series.
Jul 5th, 2011 at 16:10 GMT
Of course there is! When an encyclopedia gets too big to print as one book, do they quit making it? No - they split the alphabet! Give us the A-M 6-letter quiz and the N-Z 6-letter quiz! : )
Jul 5th, 2011 at 19:01 GMT
That did cross my mind but I wondered if it would be as much fun if you weren't able to just type in any word that crossed your mind. I'll make it if there is demand for it. Vote metagloria's comment up if you'd like a 6 letter word two-parter.
Jul 6th, 2011 at 04:57 GMT
Thanks for your hard work that went into this.
Jul 6th, 2011 at 15:52 GMT
I was actually going to suggest you split this one into two quizzes. It does load very slowly and there's a lot of scrolling. Splitting it would help a lot. Whatever you decide to do, I've enjoyed these very much!
Jul 6th, 2011 at 19:10 GMT
Ok, here is Every Six Letter Word Parts 1 and 2:
Jul 26th, 2011 at 19:33 GMT
Excellent quiz. Thanks for the sequels too.
Jul 27th, 2011 at 10:17 GMT
The most guessed word groups in this one are GRAVY - GRITH with 79.2% closely followed by DAMAN - DAUNT with 79.0%.
The words from GRAVY - GRITH are gravy, grays, graze, great, grebe, greed, greek, green, grees, greet, grego, greys, gride, grids, grief, griff, grift, grigs, grill, grime, grimy, grind, grins, griot, gripe, grips, gript, gripy, grist and grith.
DAMAN - DAUNT includes daman, damar, dames, damns, damps, dance, dandy, dangs, danio, darbs, dared, darer, dares, daric, darks, darky, darns, darts, dashi, dashy, dated, dater, dates, datos, datto, datum, daube, daubs, dauby and daunt.
The least guessed group with only 22.8% of people guessing one of the words is KOOKS - KUKRI which is kooks, kooky, kopek, kophs, kopje, koppa, korai, koras, korat, korma, korun, kotos, kotow, kraal, kraft, krait, kraut, kreep, krewe, krill, krona, krone, kroon, krubi, kudos, kudus, kudzu, kufis, kugel and kukri.
Game published: Aug 6th, 2011 at 16:03 GMT
Aug 6th, 2011 at 17:00 GMT
I really like these quizzes, but I'll never get them finished in time.
Aug 6th, 2011 at 17:26 GMT
It must have taken forever to type EVERY single five letter word, I know I couldn't do it. Nice Job!
Aug 6th, 2011 at 17:41 GMT
It's funny how you can fly through certain spots and then hit a brick wall. U through Z almost got me.
Aug 6th, 2011 at 17:49 GMT
Very good, but I found it really hard to get it done in time and I agree with Lesmiz, it's great when you have certain bursts of ideas! Good luck!
Aug 6th, 2011 at 18:14 GMT
"sporc" really ought to be a word. I sporc, you sporc, they are sporcking, let's sporc, and of course the future perfect tense: she will have sporcked.
Aug 6th, 2011 at 19:37 GMT
This quiz has so much lag. I see why other people suggested it be two quizzes. It's still good though and MAN this seems like it would take forever to make!!!
Aug 6th, 2011 at 19:59 GMT
@Davidos: What browser are you playing in out of interest? I've tested it in Chrome, Firefox and IE. I only had significant problems in IE (though I should add I haven't updated my version of Internet Explorer for quite a while, there are probably newer, faster versions available now). I'm pretty sure I'd added a game note that it runs best in Firefox/Chrome but I think Sporcle have changed the message so that it doesn't look like they are endorsing any particular browser.
Doesn't take all that long to make though. Excel does all the hard work. I do lots of copying and pasting.
Aug 6th, 2011 at 20:51 GMT
I'm using IE8 (after uninstalling IE9 because it was making some other programs run slower), and it took forever to process a word. As in wailing and gnashing of teeth type of forever.
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Aug 7th, 2011 at 00:00 GMT
I got tired of doing this after 6 correct words
Aug 7th, 2011 at 00:40 GMT
ok... all the words on the page, all the things in the room around me, all my body parts, add an s to all the four letter words...
Aug 7th, 2011 at 01:07 GMT
I was disappointed that 'wumbo' wasn't on this list. You know, I wumbo, you wumbo. He/she/we wumbo. Wumbology, the study of wumbo! It's first grade.
Aug 7th, 2011 at 01:07 GMT
Isn't Wumbo a word? I wumbo. You wumbo. He/she/we wumbo. Wumboing? The study of WUMBOLOGY?!
Aug 7th, 2011 at 05:00 GMT
I feel like 90% of the words I entered were just plurals...
Aug 7th, 2011 at 14:58 GMT
Another good one, Baz.
Aug 7th, 2011 at 20:14 GMT
This is a brilliant quiz idea. I tried to work through it in alphabetical order and was much, much too slow. Anyone who gets over 200 words must be either hyperfluent, or a tournament-level scrabble player.
Aug 8th, 2011 at 02:11 GMT
I wish this was 5 min longer. I'm playing on a widescreen monitor in FF, and lose way too much time scrolling down to see the bottom 15 or so rows since it automatically bounces back up on a correct answer.
Aug 8th, 2011 at 14:08 GMT
Too much lag... lame
Aug 8th, 2011 at 14:29 GMT
Aug 8th, 2011 at 17:42 GMT
Only 92. Even without the lag, which wasn't as horrifically bad as I thought it might have been (especially for an IE user like myself), I don't think I would have done much better. On the plus side, "whamo" is a word? Sounds like a 70's era version of "awesome", as in, "that was so whamo!".
Aug 9th, 2011 at 19:26 GMT
I liked the lag time. It allowed me to think up the next word, so I was ready to type it in as soon as the last word cleared. Finished with 3 minutes on the clock.
Aug 10th, 2011 at 21:44 GMT
Fewer than half of all takers have gotten the word 'words'? What else is this quiz about?
Aug 11th, 2011 at 21:00 GMT
OK I admit it. I tried a few swear words and they worked!
Aug 12th, 2011 at 21:06 GMT
Dear Sporcle, There is a problem with this quiz. There are too many answers in the instructions of the game. Please fix this. Sincerely, Sporclegoers
Aug 14th, 2011 at 01:22 GMT
210 First Try. Awesome.
Aug 29th, 2011 at 18:06 GMT
Seems a lot of people are missing "ready" "click" (to)"start", after all its on the green button you hit to start the quiz :)
Sep 4th, 2011 at 22:27 GMT
Didn't seem to take "April", or are months out?
Sep 6th, 2011 at 05:29 GMT
gotta love the category Desex-Dicks
Feb 5th, 2012 at 21:11 GMT
great game...didnt have any lag for me but that may be because i only got 125...alot harder than i thought thanks for taking the time to make this (:
Feb 18th, 2012 at 16:14 GMT
lag makes it meaningless to cpmpare vs the clock: I typed 20 words during one 5 minute lag, and made a meal too; "finished" it with 5 mins to spare, but it took 1.5 hrs... only really carried on to prove this point. Pity - nice quiz otherwise...
Aug 14th, 2012 at 15:19 GMT
After a bit of work I can now add this 5 letter word to my complete list with 3 and 4 letter words. Now to try and aim for the harder larger numbers. Love these quizzes. LOVE THEM!
Aug 27th, 2012 at 01:17 GMT
No Lag so I was able to get only 121.
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