When it isn't Routine...

August 4, 2018

Sometimes you get a nice easy 7 letter word on your rack, but it doesn’t fit on the board. A good example would be ROUTINE. There is no other anagram so if the only 7 letter word you have doesn’t fit you will either have to find an 8 letter word using something on the board or you will have to play OU somewhere for a small score and hope to get lucky drawing to INTER.

 

So what 8 letter words might you be able to make with ROUTINE plus one other letter? There are 13 of them. I will give you one of them – ROUTINES – for free, which just leaves you 12 more to find. Answers at the bottom of the page

 

Something that isn’t routine for new club players who have only played against their family at home is the concept of playing the Q without using a U. Some of these words are absolutely not routine, but I have listed them all. You never know when even an unlikely one is going to come in useful. I have put them in alphabetical order. Don’t be discouraged, some of the really weird ones come early in the alphabet.

 

CINQ, CINQS 

From the French word for five. Describes a confederation of 5 ports in South-East England

 

FAQIR, FAQIRS

Hindus who practice abstinence for religious reasons

 

FIQH, FIQHS

Islamic jurisprudence. An extension of the Sharia Islamic law

 

INQILAB, INQILABS

An Indian revolution

 

KAMOTIQ, KAMOTIQS

An Inuit sled with wooden runners

 

MBAQANGA, MBAQANGAS

A type of black African urban music

 

NIQAAB, NIQAABS, NIQAB, NIQABS

A veil covering the face of a Muslim woman

 

QABALA, QABALAS, QABALAH, QABALAHS

A Jewish doctrine based on hidden meanings in sacred texts

 

QABALISM, QABALISMS, QABALIST, QABALISTS, QABALISTIC

Beliefs or practitioners of that doctrine, or descriptive of it

 

QADI, QADIS, QAID, QAIDS

A civil judge in a Muslim country

 

QAIMAQAM, QAIMAQAMS

A Turkish governor (Please send me the story if you ever play this word)

 

QAJAQ, QAJAQS

An Eskimo kayak (I’d love to play this using a blank with the Q in a good spot)

 

QALAMDAN, QALAMDANS

A Persian writing case

 

QANAT, QANATS

An underground water tunnel

 

QASIDA, QASIDAS

An Arabic poem of praise or mourning

 

QAWWAL, QAWWALS, QAWWALI, QAWWALIS

Devotional Arabic music, or singers thereof

 

QI, QIS

Chinese life force

 

QIBLA, QIBLAS

The direction of the place to which Muslims must turn for prayer

 

QIGONG, QIGONGS

A system of Chinese meditational exercises

 

QIN, QINS

A Chinese zither with silken strings

 

QINDAR, QINDARS, QINDARKA, QINTAR, QINTARS, QINTARKA

A monetary unit of Albania. One hundredth of a lek

 

QOPH, QOPHS

A Hebrew letter

 

QORMA, QORMAS

A mild curry

 

QWERTY, QWERTYS, QWERTIES

The usual layout of a keyboard

 

SHEQEL, SHEQELS, SHEQALIM

Ancient units of weight and money

 

TALAQ, TALAQS

Divorce in Islamic law

 

TRANQ, TRANQS

An abbreviation for tranquilliser

 

TSADDIQ, TSADDIQS, TSADDIQIM, TZADDIQ, TZADDIQS, TZADDIQIM

A Hasidic Jewish leader of extreme piety

 

WAQF, WAQFS

A donation of land or money for pious purposes

 

YAQONA, YAQONAS

A Pacific shrub used in Fiji to make the narcotic drink kava

 

Yes, I know there were some weird ones. Glance at those, but make sure you remember all the shorter, more useful, ones.

 

 

How did you go making ROUTINE words of 8 letters?

 

 

ROUTINE + C  =   NEUROTIC and UNEROTIC

ROUTINE + G  =   OUTREIGN and ROUTEING

ROUTINE + J  =   JOINTURE

ROUTINE + L  =   OUTLINER

ROUTINE + N  =   NEUTRINO

ROUTINE + P  =   ERUPTION

ROUTINE + Q =   REQUINTO (a small guitar)

ROUTINE + S  =   NITREOUS, ROUTINES and SNOUTIER

ROUTINE + T  =   RITENUTO (a musical passage with held back tempo)

 

Happy Scrabbling
Patrick

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