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The Women’s Weekly is our Friend!

By February 4, 2009July 11th, 201113 Comments

Ok so it’s only the Word Search puzzle – but it’s good to know that architecture gets even a small lookin in our popular press.  The puzzle is below and the words to find are: arch, casement, cornice, cross-beam, design, domed, facade, garret, girders, grouting, louvre window, newel, obelisk, partition, paving, posts, renovation, roof, sash, scaffold, skirting board, skyscraper, step, stonework, transom.

So thanks WW for increasing our architectural vocab.  Everyone needs a newel or two in their sentences.  But here’s the Architectural Centre challenge for the word find – how many can you find which are not on the WW list, especially those with architectural potential yet to be defined?

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  • c-m says:

    I quite like the idea of “Zodern” as an architectural style.

  • m-d says:

    Brilliant – but how the heck did this come into close-enough proximity to register on your radar!?

  • m-d says:

    Two lines up, in the lower rh corner, the word ‘wacky’ appears – make of that what you will…

  • christine says:

    “how the heck did this come into close-enough proximity to register on your radar!?”

    Some people call it shopping; I’ve heard others describe it as anthropological research.

  • c-m says:

    Thinking about it – could “Zodern” architecture also be an oblique reference to a leaky (sodden) home?

  • demystifier says:

    I confess to having to wikipedia newel – so for the uninitiated among us:
    “A newel is the upright post about which the steps of a circular staircase wind”.

    It scares me that I gained architectural knowledge because of WW though…

  • demystifier says:

    oops – I forgot to add the interesting part of the definition:
    “In historic homes, the house plans were placed in the newel upon completion of the house before the newel was capped”
    I’m off home to check my newel…

  • guy says:

    Is Adikrsash a word yet? No? How about Sping ? Sounds good to me !

  • guy says:

    although most disturbingly, and i suspect the influence of the tobacco lobby on this one after last night’s Boston Legal: i spy the word Cegarret in there, right next to the word Naste.

  • Zorro says:

    “could “Zodern” architecture also be an oblique reference to a leaky (sodden) home?”

    Nah – Zodern is my kind of architecture – usually spelt with an extra “rr”

  • helen says:

    I know they’re obvious ones but I’ve spotted “lair” and “urn” – but do wonder if “reparc” is when you have to landscape design something again. I’d sure as hell be keen on someone “reparcing” Glover Park.

  • embarrassed says:

    is anyone else having problems finding “transom”?

  • helen says:

    “is anyone else having problems finding “transom”?”

    Yes I found that one the trickiest too.
    starts last column, 7th row from the bottom; ends last row, 7th column from the right

    I also found “snag” – but not too architectural I’m afraid