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1. There is one 5 letter word allowed in Scrabble that has 5 different letters, none of which is a vowel. Not even a Y, which can sometimes be like a vowel. That word is CRWTH, and it can be extended with an S to make the 6 letter word CRWTHS. What exactly is a CRWTH?
2. Picking up too many of one letter at Scrabble can really give you an awkward problem. If you have too many of the letter R you can combine 3 of them with another consonant to make a 4 letter word which you might say if you were feeling cold. What is that word?
3. The letters H, P and T and the letters H, N and T go together to make words that are legal at Scrabble. What are they?
4. The 4 letters F F P and T are a very unlikely looking combination, but they can be arranged to make a legal word for Scrabble. It is a word that is used when you blow air between your lips to indicate that something disappeared or ended suddenly. What is that word?
5. There are some words with lots of consonants that can help your Scrabble game. One of them is an aromatic resin that is used in perfume and incense. As in the story of the three wise men arrived with gifts of Gold, Frankincense and.... What is the correct spelling of that third gift?
6. Some five letter words have no normal vowels, but a Y can be used in the middle as a substitute vowel. Common examples would be CRYPT, PSYCH and TRYST, but there are also words like GHYLL and GLYPH. What exactly is a GLYPH?
7. If you have too many consonants at Scrabble the best play is sometimes to score nothing on that turn while exchanging some tiles. How many tiles is the most that you can exchange on one turn?
8. An S can be a valuable tile at Scrabble, but too many can be a bad thing. If you get all consonants with 3 or even 4 of the letter S, try to play off at least 2 of them. One interesting word that might help is XYSTS. What is the meaning of this strange looking word?
9. At Scrabble you can sometimes deal with a rack of 7 consonants by playing 6 of them around 1 vowel on the board. Here are some examples. KLATSCH, SCHTICK, SCHMUCK, TWELFTH and PSCHENT. The last one, PSCHENT, is an interesting word. It is a crown worn by ancient kings from which country?
10. It is possible to have a rack of 7 consonants at Scrabble without even a Y, but still be able to place all your tiles on the board to get a bonus score. If you had B,C,H,R,S,S,T. This is no good if it is the first play of the game, but if instead your opponent went first and put an O on the board for you to play through, you could then use all your tiles to make a word meaning beetroot soups. What is that word?
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