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☢ Transfer of energy through oscillation of a medium ☢
To have bestowed a gift
Wind of 8-9 on the Beaufort Scale
Wide river valley
Small rodent of the Arvicolinae subfamily
☢ Unit of electric potential ☢
To periodically shed fur or skin
A point of no consequence
Natural satellite of a planet
☢ Lepton with rest energy of 105.7 MeV ☢
☠ Attraction between atoms in a molecule ☠
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☠ Au ☠
Cover with a thin layer of [previous rung]
To wrap around an object in coils
Comes in first place
Containers for beans etc
Millions of ounces
☠ Charged particles ☠
☣ Sequence of DNA which codes for a particular protein ☣
Smallest denomination of Surinamese currency
A tribal person of Iron Age Western Europe
☣ Basic unit of life containing organelles ☣
Match a bet in poker
____ Sagan: American astrophysicist and science author
Bears including Funshine and Love-a-Lot
Muse single from Showbiz album
☣ Vena ____: Vein entering the right atrium of the heart ☣
☉ US space agency ☉
☉ Radio-bright supernova remnant in the Milky Way ☉
Perform a magic spell
Column which supports the sails of a ship
Property of matter measured in kilograms
☉ Fourth planet from the Sun ☉
Periods of major conflict
A lump on the skin
Plant used for medicinal purposes e.g. St John's ____
☉Cloud of comets and the outer limit of our Solar System☉
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Sep 3rd, 2011 at 01:59 GMT
This should be in Science - I'm sure prof
would love it! But, millions of grams would be tonnes; perhaps change to ounces. Also, there's gold in the clue right after Au.
Sep 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 GMT
Yeah, I wasn't really sure where to put it. It seems to me that all word ladders are put in Just for Fun these days, regardless of theme. I'll move it over to Science for now - Sproutcm or druhutch can tell me to send it back if they prefer. There are still over a million grams in a ton - it just involves an improper metric to imperial conversion - but I might as well change it since it does probably give the wrong implication as it is. Not sure what to do about the gild clue. Does anyone know if gilding can be done with metals other than gold?
How is the time limit for everyone? Most people are scoring very highly at the moment.
Sep 3rd, 2011 at 13:25 GMT
The guideline is one minute per ten words, so four minutes seems to be appropriate. I would suggest editing the clue just below "Au" to say "Cover with a thin layer of [previous rung]".
Sep 3rd, 2011 at 14:26 GMT
Oct 29th, 2011 at 18:17 GMT
Mass isn't affected by gravitational fields-weight is maybe change it to "not affected" otherwise great quiz
Oct 30th, 2011 at 12:39 GMT
Nicely done bazmerelda! Glad you’re Editor’s pick – now onto the home page…
Oct 30th, 2011 at 19:04 GMT
Now I've got the Muse song stuck in my head...
Game published: Jul 7th, 2012 at 04:03 GMT
Jul 7th, 2012 at 04:13 GMT
I wonder if Bill Nye played this quiz if he'd get a perfect...?
Jul 7th, 2012 at 05:57 GMT
Nah, Bill Nye doesn't know squat about Care Bears.
Jul 7th, 2012 at 06:07 GMT
Only missed the last one on Astronomy, but so did about 80% of everyone, so I don't feel as stupid as I probably should. oO
Jul 7th, 2012 at 08:31 GMT
Nice quiz, a bit more time would be nice though :)
Jul 7th, 2012 at 09:15 GMT
A little more testing than the average word ladder, which is a good thing. Very pleased to have dredged up the last answer from the depths of my memory!
Jul 7th, 2012 at 12:35 GMT
Cor that last answer was a stinker!! Good quiz though. :)
Jul 7th, 2012 at 15:58 GMT
Did I really just try "Worf" for the comet cloud? (Thinking maybe he was named for it?)
Jul 7th, 2012 at 17:19 GMT
That was fun. I have to admit I got the last one by trial and error. Fortunately it was the first letter that changed.
Jul 7th, 2012 at 21:50 GMT
What does "Muse single from Showbiz album" mean? Even after seeing the answer I don't know what you were asking.
Jul 7th, 2012 at 23:07 GMT
Awesome word ladder - don't change a thing.
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Jul 8th, 2012 at 02:02 GMT
The Moon only refers to the natural satellite of Earth. Other natural satellites have other names.
Jul 8th, 2012 at 02:40 GMT
bainbp: Yes, "the Moon" is our moon, but natural satellites of other planets are also moons. Just as "the Sun" is our sun, stars with systems of their own are suns to those planets and moons.
Jul 8th, 2012 at 10:59 GMT
I would assert that a moot point is, more correctly, an arguable point rather than an irrelevance.
Jul 8th, 2012 at 20:07 GMT
@ArnoldLodgehm: Both definitions are correct and are used interchangeably as word ladder clues. Someone will always disagree regardless of which definition is used. The clue I've used here is the definition typically used in North America whereas yours is more common in the UK. Word Ladders often use uncommon or unusual definitions of common words to make them more challenging and fun.
Jul 8th, 2012 at 20:30 GMT
I mostly remembered muon because Sheldon is always talking about them on Big Bang Theory. And I'm not ashamed to admit it.
Jul 9th, 2012 at 20:53 GMT
Could use another minute.
Apr 13th, 2013 at 15:34 GMT
If you enjoyed this game then you will definitely enjoy Science and nature and highly corrosive physics, science and nature is that harder one.
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