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Dictionary Day 2019

The ‘A’ Game

Happy World Dictionary Day! The highlight of the Haggard Hawks word-nerd calendar. Well, apart from New Book Day, but perhaps more on that in a few weeks... As always, we’re marking Dictionary Day 2019 with a brand new word game here at HHHQ—and let’s just say, you’ll quite literally need to bring your “A” game for this one... 

Here’s how it works. Click PLAY in box the below, and you’ll be given the dictionary definition of a 9-letter word beginning with A. All you have to do is match that definition to one of the 30 answer words in the grid beneath it. So if the clue was “(n.) purple vegetable also known as eggplant”, you’d click AUBERGINE. If the clue was “(n.) long green vegetable that grows in ‘spears’”, you’d pick ASPARAGUS

 

Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Yes. A little too easy, in fact. This is Haggard Hawks after all. 

So, for no good reason other than to drive you insane, we’ve taken all of those nice straightforward 9-letter answer words and rearranged their letters into alphabetical order. So you wouldn’t be hunting around for AUBERGINE, you’d be looking for ABEEGINRU. Instead of ASPARAGUS, you’d be after AAAGPRSSU

Don’t worry, all the clues are still perfectly straightforward—it’s just that the answers won’t look anything like what you’re actually after. Oh, and there’s only 4 minutes on the clock. Now, that’s more like a good old HH game...

As always, let us know how you get on over on Twitter—and the very best of luck!

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