Name a Valid Word #3

Name any valid word which meets the criteria.
Words must be in the North American Scrabble dictionary (OWL4), and also not be flagged by the Google Chrome spellchecker
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Last updated: March 30, 2020
First submittedMarch 26, 2020
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Criteria
Words
Starts with Q, ends in Z
quiz | quartz
Starts with F, ends in Z
fez | fiz | fizz | futz | fuzz | fritz | frizz
Starts with O, is a musical instrument
oboe | ocarina | ophicleide | organ
Is the last name of a U.S. President
bush | carter | ford | grant | hoover | pierce | trump
Japanese loanword, ends in I
bonsai | emoji | kabuki | origami | samurai |
sushi | tsunami | others ...
Is the name of a city with an urban area
population > 1 million
bordeaux | buffalo | cologne | mecca | phoenix |
shanghai | others ...
Is the name of a country
chad | china | guinea | turkey | others ...
Is the the name of a pope
(using the Pope's name in English)
clement | innocent | john | mark | martin |
peter | urban | victor | others ...
Seven letters, starts with OUT, ends with K
outback | outlook | outrank | outtalk | outwork
Six letters, starts and ends with W
wallow | willow | window | winnow
Seven letters, starts with SIX
sixfold | sixteen | sixties | sixthly
Has an X, is an element of the periodic table
oxygen | xenon
Five letters, starts and ends with Y
yolky | yucky | yummy | yuppy
Is the name of a city with official
city status in England
bath | derby | hull | oxford | stoke | wells
Five letters, middle letters are EMU
demur | femur | lemur
Four letters, ends in X
apex | crux | faux | flax | flex | flux | hoax | ibex | jinx |
lynx | minx | onyx | others ...
Five letters, starts and ends with K
kaiak | kamik | kapok | kayak | kiosk | klick | knack |
knock | kopek | kulak
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Level 69
Mar 30, 2020
The capital "i" in the Japanese loanword clue is quite easily mistaken for a lowercase "L". Please clarify the clue.
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Level 73
Mar 30, 2020
Agreed - I was certain that's what it was
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Level 74
Mar 30, 2020
Same here, spent the last two minutes of the quiz trying to think of a Japanese loan word that ended in the letter "L" because I didn't even consider "i" option. Given that the letter comes at the end of words, it makes more sense to put the lowercase.
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Level 79
Mar 30, 2020
Ditto. Thought I was a lower-case "L", since any word that would fit the clue would end in a lower-case letter. I "knew" it wasn't an "i" because none of those words would end with a capital "i".
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Level ∞
Mar 30, 2020
A downside of sans-serif fonts. Changed the font for that one letter to avoid confusion.
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Level 70
Mar 31, 2020
It still looks like a lower case l to me. Maybe it's just my device.
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Level 67
May 4, 2020
Hmm my comment about the i has been deleted. But atleast now it is fixed ( it still wasn't on March 31). Weird how travelingmama's comment has not been deleted.
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Level 54
May 4, 2020
Here is your extra trivia today: there are a total of zero Japanese words, on loan or not, that end in "L." All Japanese words end in a vowel or an "N."
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Level 34
May 4, 2020
Better than me...I didn't even understand what "loanword" meant.
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Level 76
Mar 30, 2020
Is "fuzz" not a valid word?
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Level 75
Mar 30, 2020
That is what I was going to ask. YAPPY, I can understand might not be, but FUZZ is the stuff you find on your sweater. :)
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Level 67
Mar 31, 2020
Yappy does work for both Google Chrome and the online scrabble dictionary.
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Level ∞
Mar 30, 2020
Fixed!
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Level 81
Mar 31, 2020
"Fuzz" still doesn't work.
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Level ∞
Mar 31, 2020
Fixed for real!
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Level 79
Apr 1, 2020
Can you add YAPPY as well?
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Level 77
Mar 30, 2020
Seven letters, starts with OUT, ends with K - I think "outwork" would qualify, no?
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Level ∞
Mar 30, 2020
Yes, this has been added.
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Level 83
Mar 31, 2020
Outwork shows up in the answers but doesn't work as a type-in.
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Level ∞
Mar 31, 2020
Fixed
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Level 74
Apr 1, 2020
Outkick should also be acceptable. It's in Merriam Webster's dictionary. As in the punter would usually outkick the coverage.
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Level 71
Mar 30, 2020
yabby should also be an answer for the word starting and ending with y - its an aussie term for crayfish i learnt in high school agriculture
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Level 63
Mar 31, 2020
That's probably not in the North American Scrabble dictionary.
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Level 67
Mar 31, 2020
Actually, it surprisingly is!
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Level 73
Mar 30, 2020
Wasted some time trying yelly and Manx
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Level 74
Mar 31, 2020
What about manchester, which fits two different questions
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Level ∞
Mar 31, 2020
Not in the Scrabble dictionary.
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Level 64
Mar 31, 2020
Jackson doesn't work for U.S. president?
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Level ∞
Mar 31, 2020
What is the definition of the word "jackson"?
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Level 52
Apr 1, 2020
"It's easier to change a car tyre with the jackson."
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Level 82
Apr 1, 2020
So, is jackson a British term for the lifting device called a jack in the USA?
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Level 71
Apr 3, 2020
(I think) it's a pun. Not a British word as far as I know.
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Level 74
Apr 1, 2020
I am fairly certain that whoever invented Scrabble was either a perverted sadist or a very unique troll.
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Level 83
Apr 1, 2020
Yappy still doesn't work. (Didn't Pope Pius have a yappy dog?)
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Level ∞
Apr 1, 2020
Yappy is underlined by Chrome's spellchecker so it doesn't meet the criteria. But I guess I'll allow it anyway since it's obviously a word.
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Level 70
May 4, 2020
I put yelly :(
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Level 82
Apr 1, 2020
Great quiz!
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Level 63
Apr 2, 2020
Four letters, ends with X. The only things I could think of were Marx, Twix, and Styx. Of course. Also, Delhi. So close, but so far.
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Level 74
Apr 3, 2020
"Any valid word".... imagine my frustration when most words did not work. There is literally very little other guidance other than to have a scrabble dictionary handy. I hated this quiz.
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Level 34
May 4, 2020
I did not understand it at all either. The directions were very vague. I got to the last name of a U.S. president and cities over 1 million questions, and when nothing worked, i pretty much gave up. I also did not understand what "Japanese loanword" was supposed to mean. I agree. Poor instructions.
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Level 53
Sep 28, 2020
Took me awhile, but I finally realized the word must be not only a president's last name, but also a word in its own right. So not "Kennedy", but "Bush" or "Carter".... Same for the cities and countries. Not London, but mecca. Not Kenya, but turkey....
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Level 69
May 4, 2020
Very minor nitpick: the Pope question has the word "the" twice.
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Level 77
May 4, 2020
I entered about 10 official English cities including obvious ones such as London, Leeds and York before it accepted one; likewise with countries of the world.
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Level 80
May 4, 2020
The ones you entered are not words.
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Level 65
May 4, 2020
Names are words. It took me a while to figure out the instructions meant words that are not also names.
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Level 25
May 4, 2020
you need to sort out the countries and cities in england ones.
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Level 52
May 4, 2020
The thing," Name of a country" doesnt take most country names. The title says "any word that fits the criteria." Well, Libya fits the criteria but isn't accepted. This may need fixing.
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Level 28
May 4, 2020
What is a Libya though? It doesn't mean anything.
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Level 71
May 4, 2020
Libya - as well as most other country names - are not words in the dictionary (and not proper names). I know, it took me almost the full time to figure that out, too, but got there eventually.
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Level 68
May 4, 2020
Directly under where it says "Name any valid word which meets the criteria," it says "Words must be in the North American Scrabble dictionary (OWL4), and also not be flagged by the Google Chrome spellchecker." In other words, it has to be something that is not JUST a proper noun. "Libya" is the name of the country, but that's it. "Turkey," however, is the name of the country AND of a type of large North American wild fowl.
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Level 67
May 4, 2020
'Benedict' should be included for the popes. It is in the North American Scrabble dictionary and is defined as a newly married man, which I didn't know until today.
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Level 81
May 4, 2020
Helps to read the clue. Spent all my time trying to think of a 7 letter work that starts with k and ends with out, not the other way around.
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Level 23
May 4, 2020
Why is Russia not accepted for country name?
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Level 51
May 4, 2020
Because Russia isn't a valid english word.
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Level 23
May 6, 2020
Oh
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Level 66
May 4, 2020
How about hibachi for the Japanese word?
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Level 75
May 4, 2020
This worked for me
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Level 52
May 4, 2020
Interesting how the Scrabble game in the thumbnail doesn't start on the star.
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Level 57
May 4, 2020
For the instruments you forgot about the Oud
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Level 62
May 4, 2020
Why doesn´t yanky count? Or is too much of an unofficial word?
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Level 72
May 4, 2020
Yanky would be Yankee
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Level 67
May 4, 2020
Yankee would, but he did not use a capital letter so that is likely not what he is referring to. But "to yank" like jerk becomes jerky. You can do that to a lot of words, some are used regularly (like shiny) others basically never.
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Level 67
May 4, 2020
Or should I say "Are you Yankee (yanking) my chains Yellowjacket" ;)
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Level 63
May 4, 2020
For the life of my I can't spell samurai
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Level 27
May 4, 2020
Oud is also a musical instrument and should be accepted.
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Level 50
May 5, 2020
More of this series please!
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Level 72
May 5, 2020
We are currently beginning to work on another, but we are not sure how to find the list of words to put through the Scrabble thing. How did you do it?
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Level ∞
May 5, 2020
I'll e-mail you a list.
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Level 72
May 5, 2020
Thank you!
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Level 49
May 5, 2020
Can "Rugby" be ok for "Is the name of a city with official city status in England" ?
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Level 23
May 6, 2020
Rugby is not a city in England as far as I know.
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Level 48
May 5, 2020
Why not Wellington for city? Population under 1M. Possibly not in the dictionary?
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Level 47
May 7, 2020
Needs to be more than 1m
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Level 48
May 11, 2020
whoops
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Level 19
May 12, 2020
Personally think that "any country" is not specific. I named many to no avail.
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Level 44
Jun 6, 2020
The instructions for the quiz are pretty unclear, as evidenced by the comments. Most people seem to forget/don't know that Scrabble dictionaries don't include names. Just a bracketed comment after 'scrabble dictionary' along the lines of '(no words that are just proper nouns)' would help a lot. This quiz is fun if you understand what you're aiming at, but super frustrating if you don't.
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Level 46
Sep 21, 2020
Should accept 'octobass' for musical instrument that starts with O. It's not a popular instrument by any means but it fits the criteria
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Level 65
Sep 28, 2020
manchester is a common enough English word and is not a proper noun - so why isn't it allowed for the English city?

I don't have my Scrabble dictionary here but it should be included as it's a type of household product as well as a section in a department store.

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Level 59
Sep 28, 2020
As a brit, "manchester" strictly means the city. It seems to be a uniquely australian (maybe NZ as well? Not sure on that one) phenomenon to call bedding/ soft furnishings "manchester" and the quiz uses the american version of the scrabble dictionary, so.

Justin Moorhouse does a funny bit about the australia/ manchester thing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nye5eXnua0c