When it isn't Routine...

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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