As I believe I’ve mentioned before, the one redeeming feature in “The New York Post” is the puzzle page, particularly the word game in which you’re given a particular word and have to make as many five-letter words as possible out of that word. The rules are simple: no proper nouns, no plurals ending in ‘s’, no foreign words. For my own amusement, I often play this game with a word or phrase of my own choosing.
The other day I sat down and started playing around with the phrase “OCCUPY WALL STREET.” As I started jotting down five-letter words, I noticed that many of the words were pertinent to the actual OCCUPY WALL STREET movement. Obviously, many were not, but there seemed to be a striking number which were applicable to the protests. I’ve listed all of the words that I came up with, in vaguely alphabetical order, below the fold. If anyone comes up with a word that I missed, please let me know and I’ll add it.
APTLY ACTOR ALERT ALLOT ALTER ASTER ASCOT ALLOW ACUTE ATOLL CAPER CATER CEASE CLEAR CLEAT COAST COPSE CORPS COWER CRATE CREST CRAWL CREEL CREEP CRUEL CRUET CRUST CRYPT CASTE CREPE CURSE CROUP CLOSE CURLY EASEL ELECT ELATE ELOPE ERASE ERUPT LOYAL LATTE LATER LEAPT LEASE LEAST LOCAL LOCUS LOTUS LOWER LOUSE OCCUR ORATE OUTER OTTER OCTET PARTY PARSE POLAR PURSE PROWL PLACE PASTE PULSE POWER PEACE PETER PETAL PUTTY PASTY PEARL PURSE RALLY ROAST REACT ROUSE ROYAL ROUTE RUSTY SWELL SPREE SLEPT SPOUT STOUT STOAT STOLE STALE STEAL STEEL STRUT STEER SWALE SWEAR SWEAT SCREW SWEEP STALL SPATE SURLY SPORT SCORE SCOUT SCOUR SLOPE SALTY SALLY SLATE SPRAY SLEEP SCARE SCALE SCOWL SCREE STORE STARE START SWORL STROP STRAP SPURT SWEET STRAW SPORE SLEET TREAT TWEET TRAWL TRUST TRYST TRUCE TASTE TRACE TRACT TEASE TAPER TOWER TOTAL TROLL TOWEL UTTER WORST WORSE WREST WASTE WATER YEAST
So, I propose a sort of contest: How many of the five-letter words found in O-C-C-U-P-Y W-A-L-L S-T-R-E-E-T can you use in a comment about the OCCUPY WALL STREET movement? You can write just a sentence, or a paragraph, whatever you wish.
This is our Open Thread. Take the five-word challenge, or say what’s on your mind!