Tailor Your Scrabble Success

May 11, 2019

 

As well as knowing what to do with great letters like RETINA and SATIRE it is important to know how to deal with some common letter groups that don’t have as many options.

 

TAILOR may look as though it might be flexible letters but it doesn’t make bingos with very many letters. There is only:

 

TAILOR + B

 

TAILOR + D

 

TAILOR + J

 

TAILOR + L

 

TAILOR + S   (4)

 

TAILOR + Y

 

There are 4 words for you to find using the letter S, but all of the other combos only have one solution. It feels as though there should be more, but look on the bright side, there are only 9 words for you to find on this week’s quiz.

 

The answers to the quiz are at the bottom of the blog, but while you are thinking about that we can look at some words you should know to help with this combination.

 

They are all the 8 letter words with TAILOR plus an E. Those 7 letters are such a common bunch to hold yet there is no bingo. Because of that it is crucial that you know these 8 letter words that you might be able to play instead.

 

LABORITE       Someone who supports workers’ rights

EROTICAL       Of or pertaining to the passion of love

LORICATE       To coat protectively or to armour

IDOLATER      Someone who worships idols

TAILORED      Fitted with clothes

AEROLITE       A meteorite

FLOATIER       Being more likely to float

AEROLITH      A meteorite

AMITROLE     A kind of herbicide

ROLAMITE     Two or more rollers connected by a belt

ORIENTAL      A type of rug

RELATION      An association between people or things

TAILERON      A part of a two piece tail plane

EPILATOR       An agent used for removing hair

PETIOLAR       Of or like a leafstalk

RETAILOR       To refit with clothes

SOTERIAL       Pertaining to salvation

LITERATO       A learned man

VIOLATER       Someone who violates

TRIAZOLE       A compound molecule with 3 nitrogen and 2 carbon atoms

 

Those 8 letter words should come in very useful on the frequent occasions when TAILOR won’t make a 7 letter bingo.

 

It is time to look at the answers to the quiz:

 

ORBITAL         Relating to an orbit

DILATOR        Something that dilates

TOLARJI          The monetary unit of Slovenia

LITORAL         Pertaining to or on the seashore

ORALIST         Someone who practices the oral method of teaching the deaf

RIALTOS         Theatrical districts or marketplaces

SLIOTAR         The ball used in the Irish game of hurling

TAILORS         Fits with clothes

ORALITY         The state of being produced orally

 

Finally, after Queen’s Birthday weekend, when the 2019 update is approved, there will be another word allowed in this combination – TOPRAIL

 

Happy Scrabbling

Patrick

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