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Charles Gilman wrote on 2011-04-16 UTC
After much thought I have thought of a name for 8:8:3, by considering vowels followed by Q. I have now implemented:
	1: Use Pilferer to free up Filcher. At the same time replace Molerat, as there is a bit of a gap between its SOLL of 49 and the 43-45 of the other first-range rodent names. This removes what I believe (excuse the pun) is the only deity name that I apply to a non-compound piece. Thus:
Filcher/Recoil	=>	Pilferer/Plot
Molerat/Secret	=>	Sceptic/Doubt
	As a side-effect I have cleared out the compounds Thirdmouse/Triad compounds Fictitious/Metcast, Primitive/Ptolemaist, and Tinpot/Tracery to free the endings (and perhaps some full names) for compounds of the new Filcher. I am now considering leaving Disparu in place, as it does have an S in it. I have taken similar liberties with Degu, Guru, Haiku. Kudu, Ormolu, Xanadu, and Zulu. That leaves the remaining stages as:
	2: Use the Molerat and Hystrix for the non-square root-65 pieces, freeing up the Isis slot for Slimmer and getting rid of my coinage of Yramid (from Ledge, Pledge, and Pyramid). Thus:
Isis/Pledge	=>	Molerat/Secret
Ixion/Yramid	=>	Hystrix/Quill
	3: Replace the Dieter-Dipper pair. The forward-only name remains equally applicable to Slimmer as to Dieter. Thus:
Dieter/Lank	=>	Slimmer/Lank
Dipper/Eddie	=>	Skimmer/Shave
	4: Add in the 8:8:n ones, while also changing the FO Filcher's name to one based more on that rather than its Flincher predecessor. Thus:
8:8:1			Filcher/Fraud
8:8:3			Equivocator/Pause
8:8:5			Shirker/Skive
8:8:7			Obfuscator/Obstacle

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