Letter Boxed March 18, 2023 Answers

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Sides of this Letter Box are:

MSRPNTGCOAUL

The answers are:

PROLONGSSANCTUM

33 thoughts on “Letter Boxed March 18, 2023 Answers”

  1. OUTCAMP – PROLONGS 16/2. Couldn’t put PASTOR, OUTMOST, OUTPOST, SPORTSMAN, MUSCAT, ANGSTROM, LONGSPUR, MOTUCA, AMTRACS, or MONACT to good use.

    1. A real conundrum to work out the LBF score, today; it cannot get better than 7ยฝ, however you slice it, and 7 letters correctly guessed again (what’s the story with that?!). Let’s see what tomorrow brings with
      FNR XDG UIS ETA.

    2. I’d found OUTCAMPS right out of the gate, but couldn’t pair it. Eventually came up with the official. Also couldn’t pair MONSTROUS, NACROUS, PROTONS, and probably several others I can’t recall now

  2. Glops Sanctorum 14/2

    My college prep came in handy on sanctorum. Glops was something I tried to make use of the other words.

  3. Tried to make orangutans or mustangs work. No I am not an animal enthusiast. We have one already- bird is an animal right?

  4. Official plus the Outcamp Prolongs alternative, but Glops Sanctorum is oddly satisfying!
    A few other finds along the way: Crampon(s), Rotgut, Campus, Cactus, Grampus, Sarong(s), Strongman, Carport(s), Muscat(s), Ragu(s).

  5. Official very quickly today. Its funny how some days I can get it in under 5 minute and others I can spend over an hour on it and still fail to get a three.

    1. Indeed. Very familiar. Today nothing after poking around with Nostrum, Protractor, Gramps, more -amps, etc. Just not seeing it (even after seeing Prolong).

      Weird how some days answers just shout out and others theyโ€™re invisible.

  6. Pair: PROLONGS—SANCTUM

    Symmetric Quad: (with an eye on US politics ๐Ÿ˜„)
    =====================
    TRUMP—POL—LONGS—SCAT
    SCAT—TRUMP—POL—LONGS
    LONGS—SCAT—TRUMP—POL
    POL—LONGS—SCAT—TRUMP
    =====================

    Stanza:
    ======================
    GUNS—SLOT—TORC—CAMP
    LONG—GUST—TORC—CRAMP
    CURL—LONG—GUSTS—SAMP
    ARC—CURL—LONGS—STAMP
    GUNS—SLOT—TRACT—TAMP
    LONG—GUST—TACT—TRAMP
    ======================

    Some words: CATAMARAN, CRATON, GROUP, PROTON, PROTRACTOR, STRATA, SUNSPOT, TRANSOM, TRANSPOSON.

  7. My first solution was OUTCAMP – PROLONGS, but, as I do, I checked to see whether OUTCAMP is a playable Scrabble word, and it is not, so I disqualified myself on that one and settled for the official.

    Good birds today! LONGSPUR and TOUCAN are new ones; CARACARA and MOTMOT reappear.

    The Thick-billed Longspur, by the way, was until recently called McCown’s Longspur, named after John Porter McCown, a Confederate general who collected the first specimen. He is now cancelled. There is a general move afoot in the birding community to do away with eponymous names because so many prominent ornithologists were awful people. I will be curious to see how far this goes. You may have read that the Audobon society recently voted not to change its name despite the fact that John James Audubon was an enthusiastic slaveholder. Three birds bear his name. There is a related move to decolonize ornithology by embracing indigenous names for birds; perhaps not surprisingly most birds have European-origin names, as ornithological taxonomy was basically a European activity and much of it took place during colonial times. This move works perfectly well for endemic species in some places, but as many birds migrate or have ranges that cross linguistic boundaries even if they do not migrate, they have multiple “original” names, so picking one would be a political choice. There are those, of course, who think we should just leave things be. Aren’t culture wars fun?? For the record, I support doing away with eponymous names because they are not at all descriptive. I think we should call birds by names that help us identify them, as this lowers the barriers to entry.

    1. I’m so tempted to pick up the baton on that discussion about culture wars, but I know we have to tread with extreme caution around these issues. All I will say is that I deem DW’s approach to be extremely balanced & reasonable.
      I’ll just limit myself to a much more prosaic & innocuous remark about the spelling TUCAN which has, sadly, been rejected by the LB word list -despite it being even more consistent with its Latin word of origin.

        1. I tried Campout too. As a former Girl Scout leader, it seems a lot more acceptable than Outcamp, which means. . .what? You have a better tent? You stayed longer? Youโ€™re a better survivalist? Still uncertain.

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