Brian-- if you check the Word Alchemy challenge on the challenge list at http://www.funtrivia.com/challenges.cfm
are all words checked off? You need to revisit that page to claim the badgelet.
If they're checked off and you still don't have it, then there's likely an issue Terry needs to look into.
but need to wait for a data review of the database which is done twice a day I think (Somehow 9:30 am 7 pm rings a bell)
That's news to me.
This badgelet does not rely on 'data refreshes' or anything like that. The site goes down for maintenance to refresh whatever it needs to, and that's done infrequently now, almost always at 4am FST, when traffic is lowest.
But that doesn't affect players' Word Wizard scores or word turn-ins in this way.