Wednesday, September 17, 2014

9 letter word vs. 8 letter word...

That time then my 9 letter word extended to the TWS was actually not the hugest scoring play... But perhaps I win for style points? 


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New AEIOU 8: ACEIOSSU

The podcast actually had this as a feature once upon a time; it looks like there's one more to add to the list! 

CAESIOUS: bluish green

8 letter words with 5 vowels can be life-savers in scrabble; and there's quite a few. I made a point of memorizing the ones that contained AEIOU just because it made for a short and easier list. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

New words with VV

I know this is hardly the right place to start as far as studying new words, but then again, I've never been one to study strictly by probability/playability. A friend texted me the word BEVIES (referring to beverages) and made me wonder about the word BEVVIES+. Yup, it's a new one. Here's a list of the others that are new to the TWL14 (up to 8 letters):

BEVVY
LUVVY
BOVVER
LUVVED
LUVVIE
BEVVIES
BOVVERS
LUVVIES
LUVVING
SPIVVIER
SPIVVISH



Saturday, September 13, 2014

MANIA words.

I recently missed a clever move that would've added EGO to the existing MANIAS on the board, and so was inspired to create this list of words for you, with the back hooks added (they a take an S):

APIMANIA
BALLETOMANIA
BIBLIOMANIAc
DECALCOMANIA
DIPSOMANIAc
EGOMANIAc
EROTOMANIAc+
HYPERMANIA
HYPOMANIA
KLEPTOMANIAc
LEISHMANIA (takes an L)
MEGALOMANIAc
MONOMANIAc
MYTHOMANIAc
NYMPHOMANIAc
PYROMANIAc
ZOOMANIA

If you have to memorize only three, go for API-, EGO-, and ZOO-, as they will be the most useful in an opening word scenario. 

Missed Bingo OTD: AEFKOTU?

Also, fill-in-the-blank quiz. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

New Three Letter Scrabble Words Quiz...

Hey everyone! So if you are a serious scrabble player, you already use Zyzzyva to study words. Unfortunately, the new word list has not yet been released to use with Zyzzyva, making it tough to study. (Apparently they are close to making it work, however.) In the meantime, since I figured the first words I'd want to learn are the new 3s, I made a file that you can add to Zyzzyva as a custom lexicon. This includes all the new three letter words as well as anagrams of them that were already in the last word list. So if you load it up, you should be able to quiz yourself! Here is the file link: 




Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New JQXZ word OTD: ACHZ

CAZH: casual (does not take an S)

This one is new to the OSPD5/ TWL14! 
Always good to have new words to get rid of clunky tiles.