top of page

No Flies On Alexander

Last week Alexander played a nice Triple-Triple against me for 131 points. It was an 8 letter word that ended in FLIES


A Grade Challenge


There are 8 words that fit the pattern _  _  _ F L I E S

They are all 8 letter words.

How many of them can you think of?

 

B & C Grade Study List


Here are some of the 5 letter words that can be made which include the letters FLY. This is not the full list. It only includes words you might not have known

 

FLAWY   Full of flaws

FELLY   The rim of a wheel. Plural FELLIES

FLUEY   Infected with the flu

FLYBY   A flight at low altitude or close range

FLYPE   To turn a hat brim inside out

FEYLY   Seeing the future

FONLY   Foolishly

FLORY   Having fleur-de-lis


GULFY   Full of whirlpools

FUGLY   Very ugly (offensive)


FLUTY   Resembling a flute in sound

FLUYT   17th century Dutch merchant ship


The last 4 are two pairs of anagrams


Answers to A Grade Challenge

 

BARFLIES

BOTFLIES

DAYFLIES   Anagrams to LADYFIES

GADFLIES   Anagrams to GASFIELD

MAYFLIES

MEDFLIES

SAWFLIES

OUTFLIES  


The last word is the one that is a verb and not the plural of a noun. (Although a barfly is a person rather than an actual fly) It is also the only one that will take a hook. -- G for GOUTFLIES


Alexander’s rack was a blank with AEGILS and he had a D on the board to play around. The only possible Triple-Triple was GADFLIES. Well done for finding it. While 131 is a very nice score, if he had an actual F instead of the blank the Triple-Triple would have been worth an amazing 203

 

Happy Scrabbling

Patrick

Comments


Recent Posts
bottom of page