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    Hello,

    Could you help me to guess these words?

    Amphibians c * * live both in water and on land. (3 letters)

    Singular form of 9 across.(5 letters)

    Opposite of bored (10 letters)

    * * (*t) * * (*e) * (*T) (* e) ( *d)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sondra View Post
    Hello,

    Could you help me to guess these words?

    Amphibians c * * live both in water and on land. (3 letters)

    Singular form of 9 across.(5 letters)

    Opposite of bored (10 letters)

    * * (*t) * * (*e) * (*T) (* e) ( *d)

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    can, interested.
    I'm having trouble with "Singular form of 9 across.(5 letters)" Is it koala?

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    I'm having trouble with "Singular form of 9 across.(5 letters)" Is it koala?

    I don't know. I don't understand what the question itself means 'singular form of nine across'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sondra View Post
    I'm having trouble with "Singular form of 9 across.(5 letters)" Is it koala?

    I don't know. I don't understand what the question itself means 'singular form of nine across'.
    Er ... it's a crossword puzzle. I thought you knew that. "9 across" means the word starting in the box labelled 9, and going across (rather than down) the puzzle.
    What's the context of your questions if you haven't recognised these as crossword answers?

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    It means the singular form of the plural noun that was the answer to question 9 across.

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    Ha ha ha :D. I know what a crossword puzzle is you are right, but that word is not starting in the box labelled 9 and it is going down not across. That's why I was confused. The way this word is given is strange. It can be anything even koala :D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sondra View Post
    Ha ha ha :D. I know what a crossword puzzle is you are right, but that word is not starting in the box labelled 9 and it is going down not across. That's why I was confused. The way this word is given is strange. It can be anything even koala :D.
    Yes, but the word you want is not 9 across. It is the singular form of word at 9 across that you have to put into whichever space you are talking about.

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    The problem is that it is not 'at 9 across' as you said. So there must be a mistake in the book. This crossword was given in a textbook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sondra View Post
    The problem is that it is not 'at 9 across' as you said. So there must be a mistake in the book. This crossword was given in a textbook.
    Is there a 9 across in the crossword? If so, what is it?

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    Default Re: Word guessing

    I'm not sure you've quite grasped this. Here is an example:

    9 across - Clue: Buildings in which people live (6 letters). Answer: Houses
    16 down - Clue: Singular form of 9 across (5 letters). Answer: House.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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