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During the Winter League Season we ask players to write down challenges on the results slips. These words can be used as useful pointers to other words too.

 

 

 

Recently after a game of Boggle,  www.fuzzylogicinc.net/boggle  was used to check how many words we had NOT found in the grid. There were quite a few, most of which we knew but didn’t find in the time. However some of the others caught our eye…

 

 

CANEH                  ALANE                  HAEN                    ONCET

 

 

They can all be formed by hooking common words on a Scrabble board : CANE+H, ALAN+E, A+LANE, HAE+N, ONCE+T. We then used zyzzyva (though probably other word lookup tools are available) to find other anagrams and hooks.

 

Unusual word

Anagrams of unusual word

Base word being hooked

Front hooks to the base

Back hooks to the base

 

 

 

 

 

CANEH

HANCE

CANE

none

CANED

 

NACHE

 

 

CANEH

 

 

 

 

CANER

 

 

 

 

CANES

 

 

 

 

 

ALANE

none

ALAN

none

ALAND

 

 

 

 

ALANE

 

 

 

 

ALANG

 

 

 

 

ALANS

 

 

 

 

ALANT

 

 

 

 

 

ALANE

none

LANE

ALANE

LANES

 

 

 

FLANE

 

 

 

 

PLANE

 

 

 

 

SLANE

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAEN

none

HAE

THAE

HAED

 

 

 

WHAE

HAEM

 

 

 

 

HAEN

 

 

 

 

HAES

 

 

 

 

HAET

 

 

 

 

 

ONCET

CENTO

ONCE

BONCE

ONCER

 

CONTE

 

NONCE

ONCES

 

 

 

PONCE

ONCET

 

 

 

SONCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next time you challenge a word, why not write it down, and look up the many derivatives later. Lots of new words for the price of one!