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This word probably doesn't exist, at least I can't think of anything that would possibly fit,

I'm making a leaderboard for a little game where I'm having my players guess (or potentially knowingly choose) answers

It'd look like:

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But I don't like having 2 words in the header there, and I also want to be a little fun.


For example, in this question: What is a word for 'answered correctly'?

there was an answer: "Nailed"

so maybe "Nails" would work, and would be funny, but it may be a little too cryptic


I've tried looking at synonyms for "Predictions", but no word also implies correctness

I've tried looking at synonyms for "Correct", but couldn't find anything that also covers predictions/answers

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    Single word requests should be accompanied by a textual context. Requests for words for headings are considered off-topic - a simple tick or cross would suffice, but that wouldn’t really be a use of the English language. – Lawrence Sep 4 '19 at 1:43
  • (The right) guess. You guessed it right, ha! Also fun could be "Got it right." – Kris Sep 4 '19 at 10:20
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    Why not just "Score", on the assumption that the players know that they're just getting points for each correct answer. – Barmar Sep 4 '19 at 23:43
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    Sorry, @Lawrence, I'm new to this stackexchange, so I specifically combed through the tag instructions (english.stackexchange.com/tags/single-word-requests/info) and made sure that I was creating the best question I could. – A O Sep 5 '19 at 2:10
  • @Barmar, I like that simplicity, I think I was trying to be too funny in my head, I'm going to go with "Score" – A O Sep 5 '19 at 2:10
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As a single word for correct answers, you can use accuracy:

[Merriam-Webster]
noun
1 : freedom from mistake or error : CORRECTNESS
// checked the novel for historical accuracy

Since it's countable, you can use the plural in your chart:

Player     Accuracies
Joe         7
Jane       10
Bob         3

The use of the word is a little unusual in this context; nonetheless, it's still . . . accurate. (And it might meet your requirement of wanting it to be "a little fun.")

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  • It feels odd to pluralise 'accuracies' but not 'player'. I prefer both as singular. – marcellothearcane Sep 4 '19 at 9:16
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    @marcellothearcane I think that Jason is suggesting that each row in the table has only one name but that the number in the accuracies column is a count of the number of accurate answers that the named person has given. This would be similar to heading a column which held the number of offspring for each named person children. You would not head that column child. – BoldBen Sep 5 '19 at 1:15
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    @marcellothearcane Yes, the first column contains singular entries (just one person), while the second column contains a count that involves plural numbers. However, you could interpret the second column as a kind of single score if you wished. The interpretation is up to you. – Jason Bassford Sep 5 '19 at 3:12
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If you are open to metaphors, consider bullseye:

1.2 Used to refer to something that achieves exactly the intended effect.
‘the silence told him he'd scored a bullseye
Lexico

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