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Old September 16th, 2019, 08:06 AM
'Efrem G Mallach' via Dixonary
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Default [Dixonary] Round 3014 CASCHROM results


Asyntedon is "a foot-plough or crooked spade used for turning stony ground," definition 11. It got two votes, from John Barrs and Dave Cunningham. They're used mostly in Scotland, but the word is not specifically Scots. It comes from the Gaelic 'cas," a foot or handle, and "crom," bent, and is sometimes written in two parts. This is a farmer using a caschrom:

The next deal goes to Guerri Stevens, whose pair of panel (def. #10) earned her a natural 5. Runner-up and traditional "winnah" is John Barrs with #13 (a pattern of blocks in a tower) who also had 5 points, thanks to a late surge, but two of his points came from a vote for the correct definition. He was followed by two players with 3 points each.

Full results:

1. a sanctuary. From Carson, C. who voted 7, 13. Voted for by: Naylor, S.; Madnick, J.; Stevens, G. Score: 3.

2. [Ger.] CD-ROM. From Cunningham, D. who voted 7, *11*. Voted for by: None.. Score: 2.

3. black and white. From Embler, D. who voted 10, 13. Voted for by: Shefler, M. Score: 1.

4. [Fr.] a paintbox. From McGill, R. who did not vote. Voted for by: Widdis, D. Score: 1.

5. a closet with sliding doors. From Abell, T. who did not vote. Voted for by: Stevens, G.; Bourne, T. Score: 2.

6. an imaginary mountain flower. From Naylor, S. who voted 1, 12. Voted for by: None. Score: 0.

7. soft earth in a crack or mining fissure. From Madnick, J. who voted 1, 14. Voted for by: Carson, C.; Cunningham, D.; Lodge, T. Score: 3.

8. any coelacanth fish of the genus _Caschcromeria_. From Lodge, T. who voted 7, 13. Voted for by: None. Score: 0.

9. [Bot.] The narrow, hollow part of a gamopetalous corolla. From Widdis, D.. who voted 4, 10. Voted for by: None. Score: 0.

10. a pair of related pictures or carvings on two hinged panels. From Stevens, G. who voted 1, 5. Voted for by: Embler, D.; Widdis, D.; Shefler, M.; Barrs, J.; Bourne, T. Score: 5.

11. a foot-plough or crooked spade used for turning stony ground. From Dictionary which could not vote. Voted for by: Cunningham, D.; Barrs, J. Score: D2.

12. a receptacle for holding the sacred texts of Hinduism (the Vedas). From Shefler, M. who voted 3, 10. Voted for by: Naylor, S. Score: 1.

13. the pattern formed by using different colored blocks to build a round tower; often a clock tower. From Barrs, J. who voted 10, *11*. Voted for by: Carson, C.; Embler, D.; Lodge, T. Score: 5.

14. a slow read-only memory made to appear fast through the use of caching at the micro-program level. From Bourne, T. who voted 5, 10. Voted for by: Madnick, J. Score: 1.

For those who prefer tables results follow in that form, in descending order of scores without regard for tie-breaking precedence rules.


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