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February 16, 2020

What words can you make by fitting 3 or 4 letters into one of these layouts?

_      _      _      G      O      E     R

_      _...

January 19, 2020

I have said before that it is sometimes hard to work with 2 blanks. How about trying this combination?

S     S     T     T     Y     ?     ?

There are a cou...

December 21, 2019

Having finished work for the year I was playing a game on the internet and a couple of turns into the game I had this promising rack:

A   I   R   B   U   S   ?

Although AIRBUS is a word the addition of a blank doesn’...

December 5, 2019

I have been watching a few of the Real Life police programmes or repossession agent programs from England recently and I have noticed one word that seemed to come up a lot. It is the word BRUV, which is obviously the slang word at the moment for ‘brother.’ However, don...

November 9, 2019

Alastair Richards had a comfortable win against me in the tournament today. He played just 10 turns and even in just one game he played several interesting words. It seemed like an ideal chance for you to see if you could have found the same words that he did.

I am not...

October 21, 2019

Three letter words ending in the letters OB are quite often played because they can score moderately well for a 3 letter word and because almost all of them are ordinary words that everybody knows.

Since they are so common we should know all the letters that go after th...

October 12, 2019

At the tournament today a very experienced A Grade player challenged one of the words in the quiz today.

That surprised me a little because although it was an unusual word it was very high probability letters. The only thing that made it slightly lower probability was h...

September 8, 2019

Sorry that it has been 3 weeks since my last blog, but I thought I would get back into it with a quiz involving vowels:

A    E    I    O    Q    S    U

A    E    E    I    O    R    T...

August 17, 2019

How many 7 letter words can you make from ANPTU and two blanks?

There are 32 valid answers, but it would be far too tough to ask you to find them all. Instead see if you can find a quarter of them. Your target is 8 words.

Last week I got away with a dud word. My rack was...

August 11, 2019

Here are another 5 racks taken at random from a bag of tiles

D   E   I   O   R   T   X

A   A   B   I   N   O   Y

E   I   I   R   S   V   W...

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