Spoilers for Friday 11th March 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 35)

Discuss anything that happened in recent games. This is the place to post any words you got that beat Dictionary Corner, or numbers games that evaded Rachel.

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Spoilers for Friday 11th March 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 35)

Post by Steven M. McCann » Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:38 pm

When I heard Erica was a keen Scrabble player and Crossword buff, I thought we might have a competitive game today.

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Post by Zarte Siempre » Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:41 pm

ALONGSIDE in... one of the rounds.
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Post by szodiac » Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:55 pm

Steven M. McCann wrote:When I heard Erica was a keen Scrabble player and Crossword buff, I thought we might have a competitive game today.
When they say they are "Scrabble players", believe me, 90% of them *ain't* Scrabble players :(

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Re: Spoilers for Friday 11th March 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 35)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:31 pm

szodiac wrote:
Steven M. McCann wrote:When I heard Erica was a keen Scrabble player and Crossword buff, I thought we might have a competitive game today.
When they say they are "Scrabble players", believe me, 90% of them *ain't* Scrabble players :(

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Post by Rhys Benjamin » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:43 pm

Zarte Siempre wrote:ALONGSIDE in... one of the rounds.
That was one of those "there's obviously a nine, but I can't see it" rounds for me.
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Post by JimBentley » Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:20 am

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Zarte Siempre wrote:ALONGSIDE in... one of the rounds.
That was one of those "there's obviously a nine, but I can't see it" rounds for me.
I used to have this problem until I realised that I was a fucking idiot and as a loose rule, I now just settle for 7 unless there's an obvious 8, cos I know I'll never see the nine. It sounds counter-productive (and would be for a good player) but for us normos, I find I score more doing this in the long term.

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Post by Tony Atkins » Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:00 pm

Alt 2nd numbers (25+9+10-6)x9 = 342

For an old fashioned alt to HANGRIEST there is INGATHERS of course.

Lots of other alts about such as CAPRINE to CARBINE, ROMAINES to ROMANISE, LIFEBOAT to FIREBOAT.

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Post by Tony Atkins » Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:01 pm

szodiac wrote:When they say they are "Scrabble players", believe me, 90% of them *ain't* Scrabble players :(
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Re: Spoilers for Friday 11th March 2016 (Series 74 Prelim 35)

Post by JJ Smith » Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:56 pm

Steven M. McCann wrote:When I heard Erica was a keen Scrabble player and Crossword buff, I thought we might have a competitive game today.
Me too, I was worrying. But I think I had a fairly tough run overall, this was the only one I felt secure about.

I got ALONGSIDE after the round was over. I should have got the numbers too, and I would get INGATHERS if I played now. Yesterday was my best game so far I think.

Also: HANGRIEST is a word but GIRLIEST isn't? Srsly? Hangry is an absolute meme word, shouldn't be in the dictionary.

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:59 pm

JJ Smith wrote:Also: HANGRIEST is a word but GIRLIEST isn't? Srsly? Hangry is an absolute meme word, shouldn't be in the dictionary.
I think they put in BS words that no-one actually uses for the publicity and they ignore ones in common use. AWESOMESAUCE v LAGGY for example.

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