Word Chain

Posted by: Urban Worrier

Word Chain - 02/09/18 09:51 AM

The following clues form a word chain. The last three letters of one word or phrase form the first three letters of the next word, and the list wraps round from the last word to the first. Mostly straightforward with the odd one needing the Stitchionary, but there may be one or two hyphenated words or short phrases in there, and remember it was compiled by a Brit. Quite a few there, so feel free to grab two or three smile

-1. Clown character Ronald Macdonald
-2. Member of a municipal legislative body alderman
-3. Tree of the genus Rhizophora mangrove
-4. In excess of what is required or suitable overkill
-5. Against the law illegal
-6. Waterproof overshoes galoshes
-7. Venus Hesperus
-8. Stratagem ruse
-9. Internet area for discussion groups Usenet
-10. Causing irritation or annoyance nettlesome
-11. Dish made from eggs omelet
-12. Printing made from raised type letterpress
-13. Eastern England county Essex
-14. Navigational aid sextant
-15. Dating from long ago antique
-16. Raise doubt question
-17. Region of Earth's atmosphere ionosphere
-18. Samuel Butler's satire on Victorian society Erewhon
-19. Of high rank honourable
-20. Issued a high-pitched warning bleeped
-21. Distance-measuring device pedometer
-22. Web-footed chelonian reptile terrapin
-23. Hand-grenade (slang) pimeapple
-24. Overabundance plethora
-25. Anthropoid ape, Pongo pygmaeus orangutan
-26. Strong distinctive flavour tang
-27. Bony, lean, gaunt angular
-28. Long noosed rope lariat
-29. Pertaining to physicians or medicine iatric
-30. Motion of a deflected object ricochet
-31. A state of being at variance with established doctrines or beliefs heterodoxy
-32. Conjoining contradictory terms oxymoron
Posted by: curly

Re: Word Chain - 02/09/18 10:26 AM

23. pineapple

24. plentiful or plentifulness

Hi Rog.
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: Word Chain - 02/09/18 10:52 AM

Hi Remi - 23 looks good. but I have an alternative for 24 think
Posted by: Sondi

Re: Word Chain - 02/09/18 11:43 AM

32. oxymoron
1. Ronald McDonald
2. alderman


wave
Posted by: OrleansBelle

Re: Word Chain - 02/09/18 11:49 AM

3 - mangrove
4 - overfill
5 - illegal
Posted by: curly

Re: Word Chain - 02/09/18 11:51 AM

How about plethora for 24?

25. orangutan
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: Word Chain - 02/09/18 12:25 PM

All look pretty good to me. I actually had "overkill", but yours works pretty good OB! wave
Posted by: curly

Re: Word Chain - 02/09/18 01:21 PM

6. galoshes
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: Word Chain - 02/09/18 01:29 PM

You got it! smile
Posted by: Redz

Re: Word Chain - 02/09/18 02:00 PM

7. Hesperus smile
Posted by: Sherlock

Re: Word Chain - 02/09/18 02:51 PM

8. ruse
9. usenet
10. nettlesome grin
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: Word Chain - 02/09/18 03:18 PM

Keeping it going well, ladies! wave
Posted by: michele rose

Re: Word Chain - 02/09/18 03:32 PM

29. iatric
30. ricochet
31. heterodoxy

wave
Posted by: manxman

Re: Word Chain - 02/09/18 04:13 PM

26. tang
27. angular
28. lariat
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: Word Chain - 02/09/18 04:38 PM

Filling in the gaps very nicely! bravo
Posted by: Koala

Re: Word Chain - 02/09/18 11:03 PM

11. Omelet
12. Letterpress
13. Essex

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Posted by: Flo NS

Re: Word Chain - 02/09/18 11:38 PM

14. sextant
15. antique
16. question
Posted by: Lex

Re: Word Chain - 02/10/18 02:02 AM

17. Ionosphere
18. Erewhon
19. Honourable
wave

(I notice that 23 is an interesting new type of fruit...)
Posted by: Redz

Re: Word Chain - 02/10/18 07:00 AM

20. bleeped
21. pedometer
22. terrapin wavegirl
Posted by: Urban Worrier

Re: Word Chain - 02/10/18 01:26 PM

Well under 24 hours! praise No Mr Nice guy from now on - the old and tattered Stitchman dictionary will come into play. (The dictionary's old and tattered, not Stitchman. Or is it the other way round?)

Me and Mrs Worrier have been experimenting in the greenhouse, Lex...