Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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
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):
Saturday, September 13, 2014
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):
LEISHMANIA (takes an L)
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.
Friday, September 12, 2014
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: