What is Scrabble?

Scrabble is essentially a word game which can be played by 2-4 players at a given time on a board which comprises a grid of squares in a 15 X 15 format. The squares are assigned different scoring attributes. There are 100 tiles to draw from and players must draw 7 tiles initially and maintain the same number on their racks till they are exhausted. Each tile has a point value attached to it. If all 7 tiles are used in a word an additional 50 points is added to the players score. The goal is to win by scoring more than your opponent. Scrabble is now increasingly played competitively across several countries on the globe and in several languages.

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Monday, 12 October 2015

Delhi Scrabble Tourney Gail Cup Results

Here are the Final Standings of the Gail Cup held the past week end (courtesy Sanjoy via facebook):

Rank         Player                          Wins   Spread
1 Sherwin RodriGUES                 18        1779
2 Varisht Hingorani                       16        1361
3 Sanjoy Gupta                              16         940
4 Sunny Bhatia                              15         703
5 Mohan Chunkath                       15         665
6 Lennie D'Souza                         15         184
7 Rajiv Antao                                 15         151
8 Shaikh Ahmed                           14.5      724
9 Pramit Kamath                           14         1092
10 Bhushan Pradhan                  14          487
11 Rex D'Souza                           14          343
12 Nidhi SInghvi                          14          334
13 Sudhir Kamath                       13.5       1044
14 Mangala Bhandarkar            13          623
15 Charles Carneiro                   13          582
16 Sanjay Bijlani                         13          367
17 Kala Ganesh                          13           253
18 Rajnikant Singh                     13          152
19 RajEEv Menon                      13           124
20 Sylvia cOELHO                     13          -126
21 Nikheel Ruparel                   13           -215
22 Neha Bihani                          13           -250
23 Karthik Ganesan                   12            147
24 Rekha Sanzgiri                     12              61
25 Caryl Gonsalvez                   12              26
26 Eeshan Malhotra                  12            -19
27 Anita Roy                                12           -407
28 Shaurya Puri                          12           -503
29 Mehul Arora                            11            458
30 Gaurav Bhargava                  11           143
31 Rehet SINGH Bhatia             11            50
32 Arindam Basu                         11           -22
33 Hyder Quraishi                        11           -59
34 Dev Garg                                  11         -1083
35 Ritu Chadha                             10          103
36 Sridhar Paidikondala              10           -86
37 Nures Sayeed                           10          -280
38 Parvathy RaghuNathan           10          -305
39 Ushmeet Kaur                            7.5         -1878
40 Akshay Hiremath                       6.5          -1585
41 Sushanto BHATTACHARA        6           -718
42 Vanita Jain                                    6           -2106
43 Manya Gupta                                4           -2287
44 Shabnam Gupta                           3            -961

HIGH GAME: Sherwin Rodrigues 631

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Different Words Same Meaning

Citolas, Citoles, Cithrens, Citherns, Cithers, Citterns - A Guitar
Waivode, Waiwode, Woiwode, Voivode - An army leader
Cagouls, Cagoules, Kagouls, Kagoules, Kagools - An anorak
Eulachan, Eulachon, Oulachon, Oulakan, Oolakan, Ulikon - A candlefish
Kiester, Keister, Hurdies, Patootie - The Buttocks
Didakei, didakai, Diddicoy, Didicoi, Didicoy - A Tinker
Cabala, Cabbala, Kabala, Kabbala, Kabbalah, Qabala, Qabalah - a Jewish doctrine
Yoghurt, Yaourt, Yogurt, Yoghourt - A type of curd
Narwal, Narwhal, Narwhale - An Arctic aquatic mammal
Lekythus, Lecythus, Lekythos - An ancient oil Jar
Germen, Germain, Germaine, Germin - Something that serves as an origin
Filemot, Philomot, Philamot - A dull brown shade
keblah, Kibla, Kiblah, Qibla - The direction muslims face while praying
Litchi, Lichi, Lychee, Lichee - A fruit
Poursue, Pursue, Persue, Poursew Pursew - To follow
Pummelo, Shaddock, Pompelo - A citrus fruit
Repreeve, Reprive, Repryve - To delay
Baklava, Baklawa, Baclava - A middle eastern desert
Nilgai, Nilgau, Nilghai, Nilghau, Nylghai, Nylghau - a large antelope
Cassina, Cassene, Cassine, Cassena - an evergreen tree
Narghile, Narghily, Nargile, Nargileh, Nargily - a hookah
Dirdam, Dirdum, Durdum - uproar
Shechita, Shehitah, Shehita - krosher killing of animals
Mezuzot, Mezuzoth, Mezuzah, Mezuza - a Jewish scroll

Combo Words of Two Words that are Good Both Ways

Bedrail - Railbed
Dovering - Ringdove
Hangover - Overhang
Turnover - Overturn
Runover - Overrun
Roadside - Sideroad
Outburn - Burnout
Woodworm - Wormwood
Linecut - Cutline
Outpass - Passout
Outspeak - Speakout
Comedown - Downcome
Upclose - Closeup
Outback - Backout
Pinhead - Headpin
Mateship - Shipmate
Cutover - Overcut
Upstart - Startup
Outshoot - Shootout
Overwing - Wingover
Fantail - Tailfan

Common Words with Not so common Anagrams

Tailors - Oralist, Rialtos, Sliotar
Almonds - Dolmans
Mustard - Durmast
Stadium - Dumaist
Romance - Cremona
Cauldron - Crunodal
Acolyte - Cotylae
Cilantro - Contrail
Decagon - Congaed
Ethical - Alethic
Strongly - Strongyl
Ungrazed - Gazunder
Expires - Prexies
Detangle - Danegelt
Teardown - Danewort
Erasions - Sensoria
Innovate - Venation
Inundate - Antidune
Invocate - Conative
Antidote - Tetanoid
Liaises - Silesia
Coalise - Celosia
Isotherm - Moithers
Heroism - Moreish
Sedation - Astonied
Marries - Simarre
Tsunami - Manitus, Santimu
Cheerio - Echoier


Those Handy Pyramid Words!

Pyramid words are words which start at 2 letters but can be extended to 7 letters and beyond. For example take the word loofahs, we start with lo, next we get to loo, followed by loof, loofa, loofah and loofahs. Thus by knowing loofahs we get to know a total of 6 words. Other examples include:
Abasers, Amenders, Amusers, Barbers, Bingers, Chained,
Chiasmal, Daledhs, Divests, Erasers, Fasties, Godsons, Hookahs, Jambees, Jamboks, Kaingas, Kinases, Lapsers, Maliced, Mentors, Nursery, Parkiest, Poleyns, Reeders, Reposes, Singers, Skaters,Tapetis, Teasers, Ureases, and Woosells.

There are some reverse pyramid words too. Take the word drooped for example, we start with ed, then ped, then oped, then ooped, rooped and finally drooped.Other examples include:
Aemules, Afeared, Borates, Cleared, Demures, Escapes, Glaired, Hamates, Lemures, Mananas, Penates, Retapes, Scraped, Testates, Upreach, Vacates, Whooped, Yslaked and Zananas.

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