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3:3! It's a football score!

Does this count?
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3:3! It's a football score!

If you are allowed to use decimals, then
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Growing anagrams - What is the longest possible list forming a sentence?

Twelve words: a nearsighted ant sergeant negates an agent, denigrates estranged straightened gnat agents a an ant gnat agent agents negates sergeant estranged denigrates nearsighted straightened An ...
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3:3! It's a football score!

Since the puzzle oddly and specifically mentions the symbol for the square root, I used this: but rotated and reflected it giving:
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3:3! It's a football score!

Another answer could be
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Making π from 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

4 ops = 1.9934200404 points: Off by 0.00108199. 5 ops = 2.2864604146 points: Off by 0.0000340537. 6 ops = 2.7136051067 points: Off by only 0.000000266764(!) Now we can keep taking square roots ...
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Don't settle for a billion

Here's one way to make something quite big:
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The Longest Word Made from Chemical Symbols

One of my favourite words, that's 29 characters long is: It's quite useful for describing what the contestants find on a fair few reality TV programmes! As most of the letters are covered off by only ...
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Growing anagrams - What is the longest possible list forming a sentence?

16 Words (Internationalize) Sentence Explanation: I can assert with reasonable certainty that no longer chain exists (according to the dictionary that I am using to generate this). There are a ...
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Building a 2 mile runway on a 1x1 mile island

Build two straight runways side to side, 1 mile long each. Then, put a portal-conducting surface at the end of the first runway and another one at the beginning of the second one. Finally, use your ...
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3:3! It's a football score!

The simplest one is:
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Don't settle for a billion

6^1110G Where G is Graham's number
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Infinitely long loaf of Bread

You are a physicist (or at least, you have heard a few physicists chatting at the water cooler). Mike, your friend, is very obliging. Not obliging enough to chop off both ends of a loaf for you, but ...
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3:3! It's a football score!

How would you get 20, using two threes? Any out of the box, non-mathematical solutions are accepted.   How about an “in the box” solution?   You'd be lucky to not get 20, ...
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The most words that can be made by successively adding one letter to the original word?

I assume you start at two letters, as in your example. I'm using the circa 2013 Words With Friends dictionary. If you can only add to the right end of the word, 8-letter words are possible: ...
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Longest Word With *Only* Repeating Character Pairs

I think I can do 7 letters: Which features the letter pairs:
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A rhopalic sentence of at-least 5 words, beginning with as long word as possible

7 words, starting at 14 letters, ending at 20: You’d have thought this old left-winger would be supportive of his descendants’ views — but apparently not.
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Shortest sentence with two auto-antonyms

27 characters Bolt me fast, or bolt fast. We have: bolt: secure in place, or dash away suddenly fast: firmly fixed, or quickly The intended meaning is "Either tie me down securely or run away ...
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The Longest Word Made from Chemical Symbols

Perhaps this is cheating, but my answer (inspired by the Wikipedia page on the longest English words) is Formed by Note:
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Riddles/puzzles having answer hidden in the question?

I'll confess that I've always had a fondness for the Jester's riddle from Zork Zero: "I once heard of a bookkeeper who, while working on the accounts of the Frobozz Magic Balloon Company, noted ...
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Growing anagrams - What is the longest possible list forming a sentence?

Nikola Tesla, decrepit in old age, aggrieved by ailments, but still doing his experiments causing filaments (as in a light bulb) to explode. A lamest Tesla sat at last - laments ailments, ...
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Growing anagrams - What is the longest possible list forming a sentence?

Thirteen words: 13 Universalists 12 Universalist 11 Antiviruses 10 Intrusives 9 Intrusive 8 Inviters 7 Inverts 6 Strive 5 Rivet 4 Tire 3 Tie 2 It 1 I ...
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Building a 2 mile runway on a 1x1 mile island

Question says nothing about landing.
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Longest "De Bruijn phrase" in English

Using a bit of punctuation to make the meaning clearer. De Bruijn 3 De Bruijn 4 De Bruijn 5 De Bruijn 6
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Growing anagrams - What is the longest possible list forming a sentence?

Fourteen words: "Presentational toenail replantations entail senatorial alterations rationale", leant a relation, late, at alternations tea. a at tea late leant entail toenail relation ...
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3:3! It's a football score!

Here's another one: Sorry for MS Paint skills
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Don't settle for a billion

using Tetration, we can get much larger than the simple exponentiation.. Move the top and bottom matchstick from the zero in the ten's place, and form a subscript "11" after the resulting "61111110" ...
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Building a 2 mile runway on a 1x1 mile island

You need to: Why? Bonus: More boni inspired by the coments: Finally:
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Longest sentence where all words are anagrams of each other

Setal teals steal least-stale slate-stela Tesla tales. 9 words "Bristly birds steal the least stale tales of Tesla that are written on a slate stela (stone slab)."
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A rhopalic sentence of at-least 5 words, beginning with as long word as possible

Starting at 11 characters going to 19:

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