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Up, Up and Away

Last week Lawson played a great Bingo – UPWAFTS. I had a suspicion that it was right, but had to challenge anyway. Fortunately for me Lawson had to take the last two tiles out of the bag and one of them was an unplayable Q. So the story did not have a happy ending, at least not for Lawson


A Grade Challenge


Can you unscramble these 7 letter words with U and P? Answers are at the end


A D H I P N U

A E E L P T U

A L M N P S U

E I M N P T U

B O P S S T U


This is the A grade challenge. You didn’t expect me to make them easy by choosing words that started with the letters UP did you?


B & C Grade Learning List


You probably won’t get to play a bingo starting with UP like Lawson, but we will have a look at some shorter UP words you might not have thought of.


UPBY A little further on. You can add an E for UPBYE

UPDO An upswept hairdo.

Note that it does NOT mean to do something up. It is a noun, so UPDOS is ok, but NOT updoes or updoing. Just while we are on the subject - wouldn’t UPSWEPT be a great bingo to spot?!

UPGO To go up

UPSY A boisterous drinking party

This has two alternate spellings – UPSEY and UPSEE

UPTA Australian slang for poor quality. Also spelled UPTER

UPBOW A type of stroke playing a stringed instrument

UPDRY To dry something completely

UPEND To turn something over. A good hook for PEND

UPJET To spout up

UPLAY To hoard. A good hook is PLAY is on the board

UPLED Past tense of UPLEAD – to lead up. More good hooks

UPLIT Past tense of UPLIGHT

UPRAN Past tense of UPRUN – to run up

UPTAK A Scottish pronunciation of UPTAKE

UPTIE To tie up



Answers to A Grade Challenge


DAUPHIN The eldest son of a French King

EPAULET A shoulder badge worn by a military officer

SUNLAMP A lamp that radiates ultraviolet rays

PINETUM A plantation of pine trees – Plural PINETA

POSTBUS A small bus for mail and passengers


(Unlucky if you tried BUS STOP but that has to be two words)


Happy Scrabbling Patrick

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