None of the above words are particularly unusual, but they have been chosen because they might well be played at the start of a game with the F on the double letter score and the last letter in the centre of the board.
All of them can be turned into an 8 letter word with the addition of 3 letters in front of them so that you get the triple word score. Some of them have lots of different ways of achieving that objective.
Plays like this don’t happen every day, but they can be wonderful plays that you remember long after the event. One that sticks in my mind is from a game against Steven Brown. It was his first turn and he actually started with the word BROWN. I placed 3 tiles in front of that to make the word NUTBROWN, scoring 39 points, and Steven challenged. That is the sort of play you still remember years later.
How many of the 15 words above can you find at least one answer for?
I have put the possible number of answers next to each word, but don’t worry about trying to find all 70 possible answers unless you really like a challenge!
Just finding at least one answer to most of the words would be good, but also see if you can find some extra ones for FIELD, FLING, FOUND and FULLY.
OUTFABLE To outfable someone is to be better than them at telling fables
AVIFAUNA The bird life of a region
EPIFAUNA Creatures that live on the sea floor
CANFIELD A card game adapted from patience
ICEFIELD I've played this as a bingo, but never thought of RICEFIELD
URNFIELD A Bronze Age cemetery that contains funerary urns
PREFLAME Preceding a flame
MAFFLING A simpleton. Also spelled MAFFLIN
PURFLING To put ornamentation on the edges.
WOLFLING A wolf cub
GUNFLINT The flint in a flintlock rifle
OUTFLOWN Flew better or further
NONFLUID A substance that is not a fluid
SUBFLUID An adjective meaning somewhat fluid
OUTFLUNG Whipped out. Surprisingly farflung is not right. It is far-flung
PERFORCE Something that is forced by necessity
RENFORCE An alternative spelling of reinforce
DUMFOUND An alternative to the more usual spelling of DUMBFOUND
AIRFRAME The body of an aircraft without the engine
KEYFRAME A frozen image in an animation sequence
CONFRERE A fellow member of a fraternity
EGGFRUIT An aubergine
FOGFRUIT An American plant
JAKFRUIT An Indian breadfruit tree which is also called a JACKFRUIT
JOYFULLY Wouldn't it be fun to joyfully play this for 72 points!
A lot of possibilities there. I can’t recall playing any bingos ending in –FULLY, but maybe I should look out for them. Usefully takes an interesting front hook to make MUSEFULLY, which means thoughtful. Another name for an Australian handyman is a USEFUL. Even though you are playing an S it is dumping two U's and if you played it one from the edge of the board most opponents would think it was safe. They would challenge when you got an S later and made it USEFULS
Happy and Wonderful Scrabbling