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, 28 November 2016

Causeway Scrabble Challenge 2016 Just a Few Days Away

The causeway scrabble challenge is back after a brief hiatus and promises to be a highly competitive affair. Over 230 scrabble players from 18 countries are all set to begin 5 days of intense competition across 4 divisions starting November 30. Here is a list of some of the worlds best who have signed up for the 2016 edition of the Causeway Scrabble Challenge:

1
NZL
Nigel Richards2278
2
AUS
David Eldar2220
3
USA
David Wiegand2195
4
THA
Komol Panyasoponlert2174
5
ENG
Mark Nyman2116
6
AUS
Alastair Richards2108
7
ENG
Austin Shin2097
8
ENG
David Webb2074
9
AUS
Andrew Fisher2066
10
SGP
Toh Weibin2059
11
SGP
Hubert Wee2056
12
USA
Peter Armstrong2055
13
NGA
Rex Ogbakpa2043
14
THA
Jakkrit Klaphajone2039
15
NGA
Ayorinde Saidu2036
16
AUS
Esther Perrins2029
17
ENG
Harshan Lamabadusuriya2017
18
THA
Chollapat Itthiaree2013
19
THA
Pichai Limprasert2008
20
USA
Jesse Day2004
21
THA
Thacha Koowirat1975
22
PAK
Waseem Khatri1964
23
SGP
Marlon Prudencio1946
24
THA
Akkarapol Kwhansak1933
25
NGA
Cyril Umebiye1905
26
NZL
Joanne Craig1897
27
SGP
Ricky Purnomo1869
28
AUS
Russell Honeybun1868
29
NZL
Lyres Freeth1860
30
PHL
Roland Filio1855
31
THA
Taewan Sutthasin1855
32
PHL
Leonora Labog1847
33
USA
Stefan Rau1847
34
THA
Weera Saengsit1843
35
SGP
Tony Sim1842
36
ENG
Femi Awowade1837
37
PHL
Odette Rio1826
38
MYS
Alex Tan1821
39
NGA
Anthony Ikolo1821
40
IND
Udayan Grover1817
41
SGP
Jeremy Khoo1817
42
SGP
Cheah Siu Hean1812
43
USA
Ben Schoenbrun1801
44
THA
Manop Phiphatboonserm1722
45
IND
Mohan Chunkath1712
46
IND
Varisht Hingorani1667

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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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